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VOL. I,VII- SO. 17,672.
FORTLAXD, OREGON. t FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1917.
rillCE FIVE CENTS.
1100 Agitators Crowded
-Into Cattle Cars.
TO HANDLE I. W. Wi
DISORDERS IN WESTERN STATES
BEING CLOSELY WATCHED. .
mm fosses search city
(Trainload of Prisoners Ar
rives in Columbus, N. M.,
Late in Evening.
DEPUTY AND WORKER DEAD
Censorship Closes Wires to
News of Deportation for
V Greater Part of Day,
' DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 12. A tele
phone message received at midnight
from Sheriff Harry C. Wheeler by
James E. East, Chief of Police here,
said that, as the New Mexico authori
ties refused to allow the I. W. W.
to be detrained anywhere in that
state, they were being brought back
-f this way and probably would reach
Douglas on the same train on which
they left, about 7:30 tomorrow morn
Chief East issued a call to the city's
reserve police, numbering more than
200 men, to assemble at the City Hall
at 6:30 A. M., bringing arms and am
munition with them in order to take
charge of the situation.
It was reported here that while in
Columbus waiting to see whether they
would be detrained there, a number of
the I. W. W. made the statement that
they would hold up the first passenger
train coming toward Arizona, no mat
ter where they were taken off. If
they did this their expected . arrival
would coincide with Chief East's mes
sage, as the first train to come would
be the westbound "Drummers' Spe
cial" from El Paso, due to arrive here
at 7:35 o'clock.
Reports of Attempt at Concerted
Vprising Gain. Little Credence
"WASHINGTON, July II. The Fed
eral Government is watching closely
the Industrial Workers of the World
disorders in Arizona and other West
ern states, but officials here expect no
far-reaching consequences. Depart
ment commanders of the Army have
been instructed to take all steps neces
sary and there is entire confidence
here that they will speedily do so.
Apparently little credence has been
given reports that a concerted up
rising by the organization was to be
The first official word reaching the
Federal Government from the disturbed
sections came tonight in a request
from Governor Campbell, of Arizona.
asking for the assistance of Federal
troops in maintaining order. The re
quest was referred DacK 10 unsauiei -
Oensral Parker. commanding the
At a late hour General Parker had
not reported any troop movements, but
press reports of a military censorship
of telegraph lines were generally ac
cepted as indicating that such move
ments may be in progress.
At the Labor Department no word
had been received late tonight from
the Federal mediators sent to the
states affected to attempt settlement
of strike troubles. Press reports say
ing that they had recommended action
by the Federal Government to prevent
industrial paralysis led to the belief
that tomorrow might see some more
drastic step by officials here.
It was declared every resource of the
Government would be used if neces
sary to quell the disturbances.
STATE UNIT FOBfilS
TO CHECK 1. VV. W.
DRY ZONES WILL
NEW REGULATIONS GUARD
MORALS ' OF SOLDIERS.
Activities in Eastern
Oregon Menace, ;
Maintenance of Questionable House
Witliin Five Miles of Camp
May Bring $10,000 Fine.
WASHINGTON. ' July 12. A "dry"
zone, five miles wide, unless there Is a
citv or town within that limit, is to
FYPFRlFrJflFfl MFN SMIRHT be thrown around all camps for the
sWI.I.W.1 WtWlsT III atoll WWWVIII I .... , . . -
moDiuzaiion or irminnB ui . "
der new regulations made public today
at the War Department.
baiiailOn Of OUU memuerS XOIhalf mile of the camp, the dry zone Is
n - i- 1 j a. to be limited to that width in that dl
De tnilSieU ai UllUe. rectlon. But if the camp is located on
the edge of a town, the prohibition will
extend to a width of one-half mile into
Prohibition, under a penalty of $10,-
000 fine, also is imposed under the same
law against the maintenance of any
questionable houses within the limit of
five miles in any case, even where the
Protection camp is on the edge of a town.
DEPUTY SHERIFFS TO AID
EDUCATORS ARE TO
PUT LOYALTY FIRST
Resolutions Will Be
. Submitted. Today. .'
PACIFISTS WILL MAKE FIGHT
POST COMMANDER APPEALS TO
MEN TO CONTINUE WORK.
Decision. to Provide
Made by Governor and Adjutant-General
.After . Ilcarins
Fire Marshal's Report.
LONG VACATIONS FORBID
Civil Service Commission Decides
60 Days Will Be Limit.
L W. W. Blamed for Sudden Demand
for Better Food and Assurance of.
' Right Treatment Satisfies.
TACOMA. Wash.. July 12. Two hun
dred and fifty men employed in ex
tending the Northern Pacific tracks
into the Army cantonment at American
Lake mutinied today and simply trailed
off. The mutiny is attributed to I. W
Major David L. Stone, in charge of
cantonment construction, interceded
with a direct appeal to the American
ism of the laborers, and gave assurance
of the maintenance of proper living
conditions in the railroad camp.
His assurances sufficed to return
more than half of the force of 230 men
to work, after their protest against the
food given them had been met with
t h . fnt-nmnnri nf th rnntrilrtrtr's miner
Meeting Denounces Proposal -to .Ask ntendent to "get on the train or go
for Favoritism " irt : Selection of and get it
Effort to Be Exerted for Dec
FRANCE ORDERS 20
SHIPS Hi PORTLAND
20 More May Be Built
on Pacific Coast.
FOUNDATION COMPANY BUILDS
Addition of Big Concern Is As
sured by Contract.
PRINCIPALS AGAINST PLAN
Troops Military Training--
- -Slay Be Called For.
MINE OWNER TIED WIRES
Orders of "Captain" Stout Blade
SALEM, - Or., July. 12. (Special.) Extended leaves of absence by city
Following a conference tonight between I civil service employes were forbidden
Governor Withycombe. Adjutant-Gen- by the Municipal Civil Service Board.
j tt;, v.rhl when an order was esiamisnea pro
biting leaves for longer than 60 days
Wells as to the menacing I. W. W. I,pt ,n unuBUal case8. Tno order
situation In Eastern Oregon, the Ad- Drovlles that ln no caso shall a leave
jutant-General made .the important be for longer than 60 days when the
announcement that there Is in process I employe is to go into some other line
fnrmotlnn a battalion Of BOldierS. tO I Of Work. .
be made l,p of men of experienced mil- The Board In accordance wit. tne
... . , ruling, rejected a petition from Joseph
nary traiiuiis. iu u ow...-. .,, ,. fnr vears leave.
nently in Oregon for home defense and a" petltlon rrom james McCool for
against just sich. situations as tne a Blx months leave.
I. W. W. danger.
nutiuv difTted tnhisattTuon. and CHILEAN CABINET QUITS
th. rtnn t .i v.ni ka nliKti1 within
a few days, the Adjutant-General said. Question of Neutrality May Be
The men to be obtained will all have Cause of Ministerial Change.
military training ana servn.- uii-uub"
. i t. j!f,in.iiiln. . V. I .. 1. th. rnnntrv
. Z:, w,V; i .: Santiago, chile. July 12.-The chii-
I ean Cabinet, which took office ln De
Sheriff- to Aid Defense. cember, 1915. with Ellas Balmaceda as
"To supplement the battalion will be I premler. has resigned.
another battalion of Deputy Sheriffs, I The Chilean government's attitude of
the Governor announced. This battalion neutrality as between the United States
will be formed throughout the coun- an(i Germany may have caused the
ties of the state. Tomorrow Governor resignation. Recent reports indicated
The trouble ln the railroad camp of
A. Guthrie & Co., contractors build
ing the Northern Pacific spurs, arose
because of general labor unrest and
the agitation of I. W. W. among the
force, according to the statement of
rw I. tn srlve. our tin- representatives or tne contractor.
" ' I rri ti . . .,1.
divided service for the cause or our
country in defense of democracy and MM with the conditions of labor pre
nsnicuusuw.. 1 .,v,, j wifh 1 ff fr hoard
This Is the keynote of the complete I - "
net of resolutions that will be presented "
to the N K A. convention this morn
ing by the resolutions committee. BUTTE STRIKE NLARS tIMU
All other suoiects, excepting mo
usual complimentary references to the conferences Between Miners and
city entertaining tne convention, amvo
been ignored, absolutely. Operators Are Reassuring
It is understood, however, that the
committee will insert, a plank rear- I BUTTE. Mont, July 12. Eevelop-
flrming the previous recommendations ments tending to indicate an early set-
of the association for woman suirrage, tlement of the Butte miners strike,
for a National university and for better notwithstanding their refusal to afflli
salaries for teachers to meet the higher I ate with, the American Federation of
DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 12. The
train carrying the Industrial Workers
of the World deported from Bisbee
today and turned back tonight from
Columbus, N. M., was due to arrive
in Hermanas, N. M., about 11 o'clock
tonight to be unloaded.
Unless the men can overpower the
guards it is not believed here that
there is a possibility that the deported
men will be able to return to Arizona.
Hermanas is a small village, having
few houses, one store, and is a rail
DEMING, N. M., July 12. Word
received here from Hermanas late
tonight said the trainload of deported
men from Bisbee was sidetracked and
the engine detached when the train
reached Hermanas, after having
been turned back from Columbus. The
guards were removed from the train
at Hermanas. It is feared the de
ported men will hold up the night
westbound train and return to Bisbee.
COLUMBUS, N. M., July 12.
Nearly 1200 persons, deported from
Bisbee today, arrived here about 9
o'clock tonight. F. B. King, division
superintendent of the El Paso &
Southwestern Kaihvay, was in charge,
and was arrested by the local authori
w' ties for bringing in the exporters.
t There were more than 200 armed
guards on the train.
Local authorities refused to permit
the men to be unloaded here. The
Army officers in command here, who
had not issued any orders up to the
time of their arrival, threw out a
strong guard about the military es
Later King was released when he
agreed to take the men away, and the
train was started back toward Bis
bee. It was said here the men would
be detrained at Hermanas, N. M., 20
miles west of Columbus.
BISBEE, Ariz., July 12. A special
train carrying more than 1100 mem
bers of the I. W. W. out of this dis
trict arrived at Columbus, N. M., at
9:10 this evening, according to a spe
cial dispatch received here.
According to the information, the
military authorities at Columbus re
fused to have anything to do with the
matter and turned the men loose. The
guards who accompanied the train ex
pect to return to Bisbee in the morn
ing, and may be accompanied by many
Ji those who were deported today.
Captain John C. Greenway, general
DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 12. The cen
sorship imposed on outgoing press dis
patches in Bisbee and Douglas today
was not established by officers of the
United States Army, but was Imposed
hv Robert Rae. ereneral auditor of the
Phelps-Dodge Interests, owners of the j Withycombe will send to every Sheriff I the Chileans favored an abandonment
Copper Queen mines, and Superintend- I a request mai no name a. ouintni ol neutrality.
ent H. H. Stout, of the Copper Queen number of deputies to make up tne
Smelters here, according to Manager quota lor ms county ia .eiuug w- ..yy .n M frt Crf CCr
Tii.tn of the local office of theUther the battalion. Thia oreanlza- NAVT IMttUl 1 UU,UUU,UUU
t.-... t-i T.i.a.,-.nv. i-moanv- tion also. will be trained.
r ' I j .1.. j . , 1 . . . . , a ci
nt, Tinntnn tnnicht told the corre- inent irauus nu i.,c aauuroiim -"".J
' 1 ..-Ml KA o t-j t-t r f a '(.n.nrHinntAil mill
,.p thn Associated fress. '
, wr- Held, that he tary system for home defense against
thought Mr. stout, wno , , th. T w w who. WASHINGTON. July 12. Today Sec
ly as ap ' , . i,v, i are threatening to burn and pillage the I retary Daniels asked Congress for
. .. , m v Mr stout, counties of Eastern Oregon." said the deficiency appropriation of 1100.000,000,
AVkeat Fields to Be Guarded. I submarine chasers and to speed up
"The renueat from Eastern Oregon work on the general building pro
that troops be kept there in sufficient I gramme.
numbers to guard the wheat fields and
the industries will be heeded. I am not
at liberty to say what troops will b
stationed there, but there will be troops
rlne Chasers Required.
$25,000 PAID FOR TIMBER
Half Section Near Eugene Is Pur
. chased by Booth-Kelly Company.
E TURKS TELL ANOTHER TALE
EUGENE, Or., July 12. (Special.) there in sufficient numbers to guard Air Raid of Allies on Constantino
The Booth-Kelly Lumber company to- againat vandalism. I , , 4(T . r..m.
,l,v announced the purchase of a half ..Rv tu1v 2S Governor WIthvcombe pie Did "Insignificant Damage
section of timber land adjoining its j wili nave a complete organization fdr
holdings above Wendling from the Pu- state defense which I am certain will I CONSTANTINOPLE, via London, July
get Sound Lumber Company, of Seattle. I be of such a nature as to cope with! 12. An official statement Issued from
cost of living.
n.. vw.n.ntlnn to rur Kilt lit
. . . . j , v. j I conference held by the Montana Power
A determined effort will be made. ,,., , t
Labor, resulted from a meeting of the
Metal Trades Council today and from a
Company with the strike committee of
Electricians' Union, No. 65.
The metal trades voted to hold
special meeting next Sunday morning,
at which time decisive action will be
taken as to whether or not the machln
ists, bollermakers and allied crafts
shall return to work.
'B0NEYARD" TO BE TAKEN
Contracts for Steel Ships Also Are.
Awarded to Portland Firms and
Co-opcratlon Between Coun
tries Is Indicated.
FRENCH GOVERNMENT PLACES 4
CONTRACTS FOR 26 STEAM-
ERS AT PORTLAND IN
Close to $20,000,000 is estimat- t
ed to be Involved ln one day's
transactions in new ships allotted t
here yesterday. The French gov- J
ernment placed orders with the J
Foundation Company, of New J
Tork, for 40 vessels, 20 to be
built here that will cost about
$550,000 each. Orders for six
steel steamers, costing well ln
excess of $1,000,000 each, were
awarded, four to the Northwest
Steel Company and two to the
Columbia River Shipbuilding
The Drice was $23,000. I any situation that mignt arise, anaixurkish headquarters says:
The iana aajoin m, prr "7?r ."7 . ",rr":" " r rrr" i .r, .ocutin went .... . , - t w TO
operations of the Booth-iieiiey j-umoer soiaiers mm "fun stantinopie uuesaay nigni inu aroppeo 1 . .. - citizens 01 xiu . ... ...
Company, and it is proposed to begin
cutting on the newly acquired land
within six months. The logs will De
shipped by rail to the mills in Wend
ling and Springfield.
nevertheless, to break the committee's
slate by the insertion of a measure
asking that all school teachers be ex
empted from the military draft.
This resolution was presented to the
committee a few days ago by Jtate
Devereaux Blake, a "militant pacifist
of New York, but the committee com-
Miss Blake and her supporters have INDEX QF TODAY'S NEWS
been circulating petitions among tne
delegates to bring the question oerore 1 The Weather.
the convention over the heads of the I yESTE RDAT'S Maximum temperature, 8
committee. ... I decrees; minimum, 08: clear.
Most of the leaders, including the so- TODAY'S -fair, continued warm, weaieny
called "administration crowd" of the winds. E A
convention, are opposed to her resolu- Tear.s stufly !n Germany theme of paper
tion ana It appears certain 01 oeicu 1 in j. is. a. department. rs o.
, .,., I Lull Is felt ln activities ot N. E. A. Pag-e T.
j 1 Mri Mary c. C. Bradford to be elected to
It is nrobable that the attitude of the I day by N. E. A. Page 6.
association toward the supreme issues Sellwood children give pageant for N. E. A.
of the day will be expressed in a "dec- , molatio, ,re to declare ley
laratlon of principles which the com- I aUy ana Bervice as sacred duty. Page 1.
mittee drew up late last night. 1 War.
Among other "declarations" seriously j Hollweg's resignation in hands ot Kaiser.
considered is one that recognizes that taakL In Franc8 srowe larser.
me iirt ut -" Page 8.
hearted National loyalty," another - National.
TianA outlines functions of defense
'I t th.t -w will conduct council ad relation to business men of
- I Nation. Page i-
all educational affairs in this spirit. I preBident's views asked to assist In compro
a niunu favorina- military training In 1 mislnK on food control bill. Page 3.
the schools Is in the embryo of prepa- Last of mobilization camp sites are selected.
. . . 1 Page 3.
ration and proDaoiy win come iuu Dry tom wI1, .urround aU military camps.
one ot tne pi i in. i io-t . u. ...... . i page l.
ofxthe committee. The Blake forces prohibition fight far from ended. Page 3.
may oppose it. ( romestlc.
ine f oundation company win a
f establish a modern plant at Port-
land and the steel concerns will J
expand present locations.
.Concluded on Page 5, Column 2.)
bombs, causing insignificant damage."
(Concluded on Page 7, Column 4.)
THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION NOW.
BRAZIL' AGREES IN PART
England's Plan for Corrce impor
tation Not I'ully Approved.
RIO JANEIRO, July 12. The British t
government has proposed to erazii, i
through the Ministry at London, a plan I
under which exportation of Brazilian
coffee to England may be resumed on
condition that the coffee be transported
in German ships confiscated by Brazil, I
and that these ships also car.-y certain
other food products.
Brazil, although willing to ship other I
food products, cannot agree that the I
coffee shall be carried exclusively in
the confiscated German ships.
(Concluded on rage 4. Column 1.)
BRUSH FIRE IS ALARMING
Smoke Visible Near lticli Timber
Belt Above Mabel.
EUGENE. Or.. July 12. (Speclal.)-
Fires burning in the brush above Mabet
near a rich timber region, have been
causins some concern. A great cloud
of smoke was visible from this city to
day. A telephone message from Wend
ling stated that the situation was not i
considered dangerous. I
The fire is in slashings on the Coast 1 t
Range Lumber company s lanos. inei
timber in that section of the country I J
ALASKA STRIKE AVERTED
Appeal of Commissioner Klggj
Turns Men's Opinion.
FAIRBANKS. Alaska. July 12. A
threatened strike by V'nited States rail
way employes at construction head
quarters at Nenana, which promised to
become serious, is believed to have
Commissioner Thomas Riggs turned
the tide in favor of the Government
when he Broke at a meeting las night.
at which nearly all of the railroad em
ployes, who have recently formed a I
labor organization, were present.
. J J
rUl' - TvaoCT--jy - ..nidi. ; . ' :vfKr. -. - V I
i 1 ml
I. W. W. agitation Is widespread, aiiecting
many industries, rage o.
Spooky Estelle" Hamsley tries In vain to
reconcile soulmate and wife. Page 8.
Nebraska fa-ulty at odds over disloyalty
TAoiflc Korthwest champlonsmp tennis
play starts toaay. riiEo
Army commanders lnstructea to nanaie
w VT. disturbances. Page 1.
Plan of drafting for Army service explained
ln lull aeiau. rag"
t.ii rn,,l Latua results: Portland 3,
San Francisco -; lob Annoin .
O Vernon S. uaKlana ragB i -.
Merging of state and Gearhart tourneys on
Coast links proposeu. ir.v -.
Trout fishing in Western Oregon is at Its
height, v age i.
Mutiny of railroad laborers at American
Lake is coecKea uy
Idaho X. w. W. try to spreaa nuuii
among soldiers. Page 4.
Vanguard of editors reaches Pendleton
Lumber supply Is Inadequate at American
LdLke. Page 1J.
Chautauqua girls attract recora crawu.
State druggists elect W. II. McSalr presl
H.nl. Pace U.
State battalion to be formed to curb l. w
V. in Eastern Oregon. raw a.
State druggists elect W. II- ilcNalr preail
dent. Page u.
Commercial and Marine,
Merchants' Exchange will vote on question
of resuming call sessiona. ri
Fixing of maximum prices breaks corn fu
tures at Chicago. rage iw.
Sharp early losses In Wall Street stocks are
recovered. page i.
Portland yards get contracts for six big steel
hlna ln France. Page 1.
Port Commissioners levor providing coal
bunkers and llgniers. xu.
pnhiin rrolc Commission will view location
and may select alia lor ijraiii
todav. Page 14.
public Dock Commission will view locations
and may select sue lor K c"-1"1
day. Page i-l.
Portland and Vicinity.
Contracts for 'JO wooden ships won for Port
land. Page I.
nnkini. seed 13. severely hurt ln sav
Ing lives ot sons OI uoruoQ ajaw uvtu
auto. Psga 20.
Army surgeons warned to watch for fakirs
on ami aay. x-a ..
Dr. E. O. Sisson selected president of Uni
verslty of Montana, rage 11.
Wemme White Shield Home presented to
city. Page 20.
General White warns against Jumping at
conclusions on r.umoer to pe taaeu injra
Oregon for draft. Page a.
City begins Investigation of fuel prices.
Portland cigar retailers organize and will
advance prlcea ol tooacco. a-ase
City and county unite -to handle I. W. W.
firmly. Page .
Thousands see Nation adopt 141. Page 8,
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19,
NEW YORK. July 12. (Special.)
Contracts were closed here today be
tween the Foundation Company, of Oils
city, and representatives of the French
government, whereby the former will
construct 40 wooden steamers for
France. Twenty of the vessels will bo
built at Portland, Or. The transaction
has been in process of negotiation for
several weeks, and it was necessary
to place the project before the United
States Shipping Board and gain ap
proval before closing the deal.
Charles F. Swigert. of this city, pres
ident of the Pacific Bridge Company,
as represented the Foundation Com
pany as far as the Portland plans are
concerned, and when asKed last night
regarding the contracts said he had
been hourly expecting advices as to the)
progress of the negotiations and that
the report was doubtless correct.
Oregon Gets Ble Concern.
The Foundation Company is rated
one of tne strongest ana among me
most successful construction organiza
tions in the United States, and the
coming of such an influential corpora
tion to Join the shipbuilding army in
Oregon is regarded as among the most
important gains that has been made in
a marine way.
It has been known for some time
that the company was looking over
this field and recently one of its en
gineers was in the city and inspected
ites. devoting much of his attention
to the O.-W. R. & N. "boneyard" prop-
rty in North Portland between the
mills of the Eastern & Western and
North Pacific Lumber Company.
A few days ago A. I. Campbell. Pa
cific Coast manager ot the Foundation
Company, was ln the city and left
Wednesday for Puget Sound after hav-
ng conferred with. Mr. Swigert.
We are very much impressed with
the 'boneyard' property,- admitted Mr.
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 3.)
N. E. A. EVENTS TL1STED FOR
General Session. Auditorium.
11 A. M. Active members.
2 P. M. Special programme.
1 p. M. General session.
9 A. M. Kindergarten cduca
tion, auditorium Lincoln High
School; normal schools, room
B. Auditorium; child hygiene,
auditorium Shattuck School;
library, Library Hall, Public Li
brary; educational publications,
room C, Auditorium; science in
struction. First Methodist Church;
rl i , u t ii T.udd School:
wider use of schoolhouses. First J
2 P. M. Vocational education
and practical arts. First Metho
9 A. M. Teachers advisory
...... I TTnlfarlan Phllfrh! AmPf-
- j lean Social Hygiene Association,
room A. Auditorium.
2 P. M. Classic Association of
Pacific States, 217 Lincoln High
13 noon Luncheon, school pa
trons, Multnomah Hotel.
3 r. M. "With the Fairies ln
the Woods," Laurelhurst Park.
4 P. M. Association of Collegi
ate Alumnae tea at homo Mrs. C.