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VOL. LVII NO. 17,686.
PORTLAND, OREGON, 3IONDAY, J ULY 30, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A. E. CLARK VICTIM
OF AUTO ASSAULT
Divorced Wife in Car
ATTORNEY LURED BY RUSE
of Assailants Is Mrs.
SEVERAL THREATS MADE
Max and Glen Klelnean, Arrested,
Bay They Were Not Paid to Car
ry Out Plan Aimed to Give
Opportunity for Interview.
A new and sensational chapter in the
marital troubles of A. E. Clark, prom
inent Portland lawyer with offices in
the Teon building, was recorded early
yesterday afternoon, when he was
lured into a big touring car by Max
and Glen Klelnean on the pretext that
he was to be shown a certain lot and,
shortly after entering It, was assaulted
by two armed men, one of whom had
arranged for the trip.
That Mrs. Marcella Clark, his di
vorced wife, was probably back of the
plot to assault and perhaps murder
htm Is the announced belief of the
Mr. Clark In Car.
Mrs. Clark climbed Into the automo
bile Just when the assault was made.
She got Into the car near Fourth
and Washington streets, evidently by
prearrangement with the men, one of
whom drove the machine, while the
other committed the first assault.
"What would have taken place In the
car had not astruggle ensued between
Mr. Clark and one of the assailants
when at First and "Washington streets
which necessitated the other man's in
terference, is a matter of conjecture.
Having left the wheel to go to the aid
of his confederate, the car swerved
and ran Into a lumber pile at First and
Stark streets, where the' police inter
vened and perhaps saved Mr. Clark's
Assailants Are Captured.
Max Kleinau, aged 19, a member of
Company E, Oregon National Guard, 1
and his brother. Glen, the assailants,
were captured and locked up.
Mr. Clark was mysteriously shot at
about five years ago while In Salem
one night and that affair was never
cleared up. Mrs. Clark has threatened
his life, he asserts, as recently as July
14 of this year, when she directed a
letter to him, saying that she would
endeavor to mete out "the fate that
every coward deserves when he trades
In the honor of a woman."
As recently as late In June Mrs.
Clark, having regained the sight of
both eyes, was about the city endeavor
ing to obtain signatures to a petition
addressed to Mr. Clark, asking him to
see her and to discuss their Affairs.
Story Told by Victim.
She is said to have spent the past
three years doing practically nothing
else than endeavoring to get into com
munication personally with him and is
believed to have brought on herself
great mental strain thereby.
Mr. Clark, speaking of his wild ride
with the two . men yesterday, said:
"Last Thursday or Friday a man
called me by telephone, saying that his
name was Richards. He told me that
he was recently from San Francisco
and that he had bought some real es
tate here, but that there was some
thing wrong with the title, and he said
that he wished to consult me about
Trip Is Arranged.
"Yesterday about 11:S0 I was in my
office, as I had made an appointment
with the man for noon. He again
called me by telephone and said that
he would come to the office. About
noon he came to my office, accom
panied by another man. Mr. Alexander,
my former partner, admitted them and
ushered them into my private office,
"The older man introduced himself
as Richards and the younger man as his
brother. After talking for some time
he said that he had had some trouble
about the lot and that he understood
there was some kind of a house on it
and asked me to go in his machine to
see the property, saying he would
leave the papers with me later so that
I could handle the case for him.
Attack Made Soon.
"A large touring car was waiting In
front of the Teon building and, not sus
pecting trouble, I entered the rear of
the machine. The older man. Glen
Kleinau, got in the rear seat with me
and the younger man took the wheel.
We started toward Washington street
and turned at the intersection toward
Fourth. As we neared Fourth street
the man pulled an automatic revolver
from his pocket and said, 'Now you -
I have you. I grappled with him
and at the same time, my former wife
got in the front seat with the other
"The machine went at a tremendous
rate down Washington ttreet, with the
two of us fighting our best. The gun
dropped on the floor of the car, and he
attempted to get it and hold me at the
same time. We reached First and
Washington streets and turned toward
Stark, still going at a high rate of
speed. The man in the front of the
car turned around, letting go of the
(Concluded on Pas 6, Column L
I'OWERfTL GERMAN' ATTACK
Kuty in Carpathian Mountains
Taken by Teutons German Re
treat in Roumanla Ends.
BERLTN, via London. July 29. Rus
sian troops retreating on the Bastern
Galician front have, retired behind the
Russian border at Huslatyn, the Ger
man General Staff announced officially
today. Huslatyn is 70 miles due east
Further south the Russians made a
stand between the Dniester and Pruth
rivers, but a powerful German attack
broke their resistance, and the Rus
sians now are being pursued along
both banks of the Dniester.
Kuty, In the Carpathians, has been
captured by the Teutons.
In Roumanla the Germans completed
the retrograde movement which they
began Friday on the Upper Putna
FIVE DUTCH SMACKS SUNK
Fishermen Assert Craft Were "Within
So-Called ' Safety' Zone.
AMSTERDAM. July 29. A German
submarine yesterday sank five Dutch
fishing vessels 18 miles from the Dutch
coast between Schevenlngen and Tmui
den. SCHEVENIN'GEN, Netherlands, July
29. Fishermen arriving here assert
that the Dutch fishing boats sunk yes
terday off the Dutch coast by a Ger
man submarine were within the so
called safety zone when destroyed.
They believe thac altogether 10 ves
sels were sent to the bottom.
WALLA WALLA FIRE FATAL
Young Son of Joe Thomas Loses Life
When Dwelling Burns.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. July 29.
With their home wrapped In flames.
the Joe Thomas family.- living in the
northwestern part of the city, were
awakened about 1 o'clock this morn
ing too late to rescue their 11-year-old
son. Buster Thomas, who was sleeping
In an upstairs room. The house was
destroyed with all its contents and the
body of the boy had not been recovered
an hour after tne fire.
THREE DIE IN FOREST FIRE
Fourth Victim Is in Fernie, B.
Hospital, Severely Burned.
FEENIE, B. C, July 29. Three bodies
have been recovered from a forest fire
at Spruce Creek, 15 miles east of here,
and another man is in a hospital here,
seriously burned as a result of a, blaze
in two camps of the Elk Lumber Com
pany. A number of fire-fighters are unac
counted for and a large quantity of
property of the company has been de
stroyed. SPOKANE SUDDENLY COLD
Frost Damages Gardens "Where Mer
cury Last Week Was 100.
SPOKANE, July 29. Frost killed
much garden truck and some Spring
wheat and corn in the district south of
here last night.
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Secret Mission to Rus
sia Is Alleged.
BOUNDARIES OF 1870 SOUGHT
France Challenged to Disprove
Truth of Charges.
GOOD FAITH IS DOUBTED
Chancellor Declares He Has Written
Proof of Allies' Plans and Re
port of Stormy Secret Session .
of Chamber of Deputies.
BERLIN, via Copenhagen, July 29.
Dr. Georg Mlchaells, the German Im
perial Chancellor, on Saturday sum
moned a large number of newspaper
men. to whom he declared:
"The speech of David Lloyd George,
the British Premier, in Queen's Hall,
London, and the recent debate in the
British House of Commons again have
proved with indisputable clearness that
Great Britain does not desire peace by
agreement and understanding, but only
a conclusion of the war which means
the enslavement of Germany to arbit
rary violence of our enemies.
Fngllah Statesmen Quoted.
"Proof of this may be seen in the
fact that Sir Edward Carson (member
of the British War Cabinet) recently
declared in Dublin that negotiations
with Germany could begin only after
the retirement of German troops be
yond the Rhine."
In response to a question put by
Commoner Joseph King, A. Bonar Law.
the spokesman of the British govern
ment in the House of Commons, modi
fied this declaration by fixing the
standpoint of the British government
as being that if Germany wanted peace
she first must declare herself willing
to evacuate the occupied territories.
France Plana Conquest, la Cbirie,
We possess clear proofs that, the
enemy gives assent to a declaration go
ing even further than that impudently
made by Sir Edward Carson. You all
know that detailed Information regard
ing the French plans of conquest, ap
proved by Great Britain and Russia,
has been circulated for weeks past In
the neutral press and that it has not
been denied up to the present time.
"It would be of the greatest Import
ance for the enlightenment of the whole
world regarding the true reasons for
the continuation of the sanguinary
massacre of nations for It to be known
that written proofs of our enemies'
greed for conquest have since fallen
into our hands. I refer to reports of
the secret debate on June 2 in the
French chamber of deputies.
Denial la Demanded.
"I ask the French government this
question: "Does-it deny that ex-Premier
Briand and Premier Ribot in the course
of that secret sitting, .at which were
present Deputies Moutet and Cochin,
who had Just returned from Petrograd.
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 2.)
th e railroad station ln Paris vrlth members of his staff and French Military commanders. Standing on extreme left la General Dnmas, and next to
O en era! Felletler. On his right, Lieutenant-Colonel Harbord, Chief of Staff, and Colonel Brewster, Inspector General of General Pershing's staff.
iNDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 75
degrees; minimum, 51 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate westerly winds.
Russian line at Huslatyn forced out of Ga-
llcla. Page 1.
Sir Edward Carson says free Russia greater
aid to allies than old autocracy. Page 3.
French counter-attacks gain ground on
Alsna front. Page 2.
German Chancellor asserts foes plot for
conquest. Pago 1.
Austrian Foreign Minister says Austria Is
ready for honorable peace. Pago 2.
More authority for-military expected to fol
low Moscow conference. Page 3.
Three big bills are on Congress" -calendar
for this week. Page 3.
Food conferees unable to agree on two
points. Page D.
Secretary Lansing declares German perfidy
cause of war. Page 2.
Forest fire near Nelson, B. C claims at
least 11 victims. Page 1.
Railroad manaxers reject first offer to set
tle switchmen's strike. Page 3.
Germans held poor sportsmen. Page 5.
Coast League results: Los Angeles 7-14.
Portland 2-7: San Francisco 1-5, Oakland
2-4; Vernon 4-7, Salt Lake 3-2. Pago 10.
Draft Includes many noted professional and
' amateur athletes. Page 10.
Major league leaders find going hard away
from borne. Page 10.
Carl Morris almost runs Into tough "dark
horse" ln search of "soft" money.
x Fags 10.
Great send-off given Hood River company.
Striking Seattle carmen will reject" com
pany's proposal to arbitrate. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hans Fuhrer, Mount Hood guide, severely
wounded In stomach by ax. Page 1.
Columbia Beach attracts 14.000 visitors.
Coast telephone girls to number of 80 be
come June brides. Page 9.
Rev. Ernest F. Hall. Western agent, tells
of need for men in foreign mission field.
Labor's "Liberty Plcntc" is big event.
Danger to shipbuilding seen In labor disturb
ances. Paga 11.
Traffic officials of transcontinental lines
discussing rate decision. Page 11.
Mayor expects to keep prices of necessities
within reason. Page 14.
United States National Bank at home in
new building today. Pago 14.
Oregon Coast Artillery mobilizes Quietly at
mouth of river. Page 1.
A E. Clark assaulted ln auto with divorced
wife present. Page 1.
Last chance offered for recruits. Paga 4.
Bids on two road projects to bo opened
today. Page 9.
Negro singers stir Congregational Church
audience to applause. Page 14.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 11.
BODY CAST UP ON BEACH
Bullet Wounds Fonnd In Head and
Chest of Victim.
SAX PEDRO. Cal.. July 29. The
body of a man apparently 27 years old,
with a bulletbele through the head and
another through the chest, was found
today on the beach near here. A regis
tration card found on the body bore the
name and address of Roy George Stul,
The police said the bullet which
pierced the chest apparently entered,
through the back: and that the body
had been in the water several days.
The man was last seen here Tuesday
20,000 EDITORS MAY JOIN
Broadening of National Association
Is President Hotallng's Plan.
VIRGINIA. Minn.. July 29. Twenty
thousand editors of the United States
will become affiliated with the National
Editorial Association If the plans of
President C. II. Hotaling. Mapleton.
Minn., are realized.
"The editors realize they should be ln
a National body and the city and
country press must work ln conjunc
tion," said President Hotaling.
IN FRANCE FRATERNIZES WITH
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FOR WAR SERVICE
Oregon Coast Artillery
,Goes to River's Mouth.
MOBILIZATION QUIETLY DONE
One Battalion Sent to Wash
REGIMENT FULL STRENGTH
Equipment Is Complete ln Every
Detail Except Loggings Five
Carloads of Supplies Sent
to Fort Stevens.
Twelve companies of the Oregon
Coast Artillery, the headquarters of
the regiment, the band, sanitary troops
and other units of the organization will
settle down this morning for an in
definite stay at the mouth of the Co
The men and their officers began
moving from their respective home sta
tions yesterday afternoon. By mid
night every detail was well on its way
down the Columbia.
The troops had been mobilized at
their home stations ever since last
Wednesday and were eager to get a
taste of more active . service, which
duties at the mouth of the river doubt
less will provide.
Headquarters of the regiment, in
charge of Colonel C. C. Hammond, will
be established at Fort Stevens, on the
Oregon side of the river. Most of the
regimental force will remain at Fort
Stevens, but one battalion will move
across the river to the Washington
Regiment la Fall Strength.
The entire regiment is recruited up
to full war strength and is equipped
ln every detail from olive drab uni
forms down to mess kits, with the ex
ception of leggings.
When the companies assembled ln
Portland last nlght'preparatory to their
trip down the river 611 men were short
of leg gear, so they had to go ln civil
ian clothes. But five carloads of sup
plies passed through Portland for Fort
Stevens yesterday afternoon and it is
presumed that the missing leggings are
included ln this shipment.
Colonel Hammond, Lieutenant-Colonel
B. K. Lawaon and other regimental
staff officers arrived here late last
night. They and their men were smil
ing and happy and eager to get into
Farewells Are Inspiring-.
The departure of the troops from
their home cities yesterday was at
tended with inspiring and patriotic
ceremony, in most cases.
At Hood River, nearly the entire
town turned out to bid an affectionate
farewell to the Twelfth Company. The
'ocal band played a serenade, whil
the Mayor and Billy Sunday, the noted
evangelist who is spending his Summer
in the valley, made speeches.
A public demonstration in the park
(Concluded on Pare 4. Column 4.)
AS IF BY MIRACLE
THREE SCORE TRAPPED BY
FIRE AND ELETEX DIE.
Contorted Features Tell' of Agony
Endured Russian, Sightless, Is
Found Raving Mad by Pain.
FERNIE, B. C, July 29. Eleven men
are known to have perished and a num
ber are missing in a fire that swept
the Spruce River Valley. 15 miles
northeast of-here, on Saturday after
noon. Sixty odd men and about 20
teams were trapped ln camp 14 of the
Elk Lumber Company, which is situ
ated ln a blind valley and their flight
over the mountain was most difficult,
and their escape almost as by a mira
Ten bodies have been picked up in
the rear of the fire and the terrible
agony the men endured Is shown In
their contorted features. Nick Musco-
vitch, a Russian, was found alive, his
eyes burned sightless, and raving mad.
His body was badly burned, all his
clothing except his boots, but after
getting first aid he recovered and
urged the rescuers to leave him and
help men he knew to be beyond him.
With assistance he walked to the
emergency hospital and was later
brought to Fernle, where he died to
Many of those reaching points of
safety were found to be . temporarily
demented from the shock..
Millions of feet of logs, the logging
railroad and the bush camp building,
together with equipment, horses and
supplies, are a total loss. Ten fatalities
Is the lowest estimate. The fire Is
now considerably checked by the heavy
showers that fell last night, but if the
wind rises the blaze will be revived.
The fires, after burning two days,
were well ln hand yesterday, but a stiff
wind fanned the dying embers.
TOT SHOOTS GRANDPARENT
Oswego Woman in Critical Condition
From Iioss of Blood.
Mrs. C. D. Dickie, 49. of Oswego, Or.,
was accidentally shot by her three-year-old
granddaughter, Lucille Dickie,
yesterday and sustained a fracture of
Khe right thigh. She was sent to the
Good Samaritan Hospital. Her condi
tion is serious.
Mrs. Dickie was alone in her home
with the child when the accident hap
pened. She lost considerable blood,
and is very weak. The granddaughter
found the revolver on a bureau ln a
PEACE MEETING BROKEN UP
Pacifists Chased From Building by
Citizens of Swansea, Wales.
' SWANSEA. Wales. July 29. Citizens
prevented a peace meeting here this
They chased the pacifists from the
building and compelled the surrender
of sticks and umbrellas which had been
used against the attackers.
SIAM'S NOTE IS PRESENTED
Austria-Hungary Is Advised
State of War Exists.
VIENNA, via Copenhagen, July 29.
The Siamese minister has presented to
the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister
Slam's declaration of war against the
The note was dated July 22.
Photo by Central News Photo Service.
RESCUE ON MT. HOGD
Elijah Coalman Stars
in Thrilling Deed.
GUIDE, BADLY HURT, SAVED
Victim Hauled Over Snow on
Coalman's Prostrate Body.
TUMBLE IS ON HOGBACK
Veteran Lookout at Summit Sees Ac
cident and Makes Record Rush to
Rescue Hans Fulirer, Victim,
Will Probably Recover.
By making of his body a human
sledge on the snowy upper steeps of
Mount Hood yesterday. Elijah Coalman,
veteran lookout at the summit for
the Forestry Service, safely carried to
the timber line Hans Fuhrer, a moun
tain guide who had been desperately
Injured by accident. Fuhrer was
brought to Portland by automobile and
placed ln St. Vincent's Hospital last
night, where it was said ho probably
would recover. Coalman returned to
his station on the mountain top.
Fuhrer and Harold LeMon, another
guide, had conducted a party of Port
land and Seattle people to the summit
of the mountain. It was after the
party had progressed a mile down the
hogback in their descent that the acci
dent happened. A woman's shoe heel
brought disaster to Fuhrer At a diffi
cult point the shoe heel came sharply
in contact with the handle of an ax
that Fuhrer was carrying and the
blade was driven against his body.
Inflicting a dangerous wound. In agony
Fuhrer sank upon the snow, and those
nearest rushed to his assistance
31 lie Covered In Two Minutea
Coalman. watching the descent
through glasses from his cabin at the
summit. - witnessed the accident. Ho
knew what to do. He threw himself
upon the snow and coasted, slid and
plunged across the mile of Interven
ing space to. the distressed party in
two minutes. He helped the others
bind up Fuhrer's wound temporarily
and make the injured man as com
fortable as possible. Then he but
toned his clothes tightly about him.
lay down Hat on his back and ordered
the others to attach a rope to his feet.
He drew Fuhrer upon his body, clasped
the wounded man ln his arms and
ordered the others to drag him along.
It was a rough trip for the human
sledge and Its wounded passenger, but
it was made safely. Coalman with
Fuhrer atop, was dragged over the
snow to the timber line.
Here they were met by L- F. Pride
more, of Government Camp Hotel, with
Accident Seen Through Glass.
Mr. Pridemore had been watching the
party from the porch of the hotel,
through a telescope, and was not sur
prised when the tumble came, as this
is not an unusual occurrence and is
generally looked upon as an interest
ing incident of the descent.
This time, however. It was quickly
seen something was wrong. Mr.
Pridemore saw the guide signal to the
forestry lookout and saw the latter
make his record slide down the moun
tain, and the crowd gather around
the injured man lying on the snow.
Then he ran to the stables, got out
the horses and hastened up the moun
tain to meet the party on its descent.
The accident occurred on the hog
back Just above Crater Rock, ln a place
well known to all who have climbed
the mountain, for a tumble happens
frequently at this point.
When the party reached the Gov
ernment Camp hotel an automobile was
pressed Into service as an ambulance
and an Improvised bed made as com
fortable as possible, upon which to
bring the wounded man to Portland.
Guide Taken to St. Vincent's.
The trip was made in about four
hours, the party reaching the city at
12:30 A. M. today. Mr. Fuhrer was
taken at once to St. Vincent's Hospital,
where the first bandages applied by
Forester Coalman and the guides were
removed and the wound redressed by
The wounded man stood the trip very
well, and hope Is entertained for his
Fuhrer, the Injured guide. Is well
known to Mount Hood visitors. This
is his third season on the mountain.
He was married last April. About 20
persons made the ascent yesterday.
Many Portland and some Seattle
people were ln the party. Among-'
them were Mr. and Mrs. George Blos
ser, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sommers, Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Ericsson, Mr. and Mrs.
George Matthew, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Matthew, Peter Matthew. Mr. and Mrs.
B. D. Stlte. Mrs. E. D. McGowan, H.
W. Hingley, H. P. Downing. D. B.
Denny. Ray Hanson. Miss Mattle Cruse
and Miss Ruth Toung.
Russ General Drastic.
PETROGRAD. July 29. General Kor
nlloff, the commander-in-chief in Oa
llcia, has ordered all officers and men.
on the southwestern front to rejoin
their units before August 14.
In case of failure to obey the order
the men will be tried as traitors.