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VOL. L.VII NO. 17687.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, Jl'LY 31, 1917.
PRICE FrVE CENTS.
FOR FOOD IS AGREED
President Wins Fight
in Conference. :
INDIAN, WITH "EVIL
FOUR FIRED WITH FANATICISM
TO COMMIT DEED.
"GETS" HER GERMAN
KLEIUEAU TELLS OF
WOMAN LABOR IDEA
. W. W. PROGRAMME
HERE IS THWARTED
SPREADS IN CHICAGO
PLOT BY IS. CLARK
ARRIVAL OF GENERAL IS MADE
OX SHORT NOTICE.
SEVERAL LARGE PLAXTS CON
WAR COMMITTEE STILL ISSUE
Conferees Reach Agreement
by' Bare Majority.
WILSON BREAKS DEADLOCK
Success of Food Administration De
pends Largely Upon One-Mau
Management, Is Declaration-
"WASHINGTON"; July SO. Yielding to
the urgent request of President "Wilson,
Eenate and House conferees on the food
control bill today eliminated the pro
vision for a food board of three mem
bers instead of a single administrator
and consented to make one more effort
to agree regarding- the section creating
a war expenditures committee of Con
erress. The conferees had reached an im
passe on the two proposals when the
President intervened, and there had
been indications that a final disagree
ment might be reported. Tonight the
war committee section, written into the
bill by the Senate and strenuously op
posed by the President, was the only
remaining problem. The committee
will meet tomorrow with the prospects
strong "that the Senate members will
yield to the President on this point
Senate Conferees Yield.
Before today's meeting the President
conferred at the White House with
Representative Lever, heading- the
House members, and Senator Chamber
lain, the Administration's Senate
spokesman, and earnestly insisted upon
one-man food control and elimination
of the clause creating- the expenditures
committee. "Within an hour after re
convening' the Senate conferees yielded
n the food, administration., section,
adopting the-orlginal House provision
for appointment by the President of an
Individual administrator, not subject to
, The" agreement was reached by a
bare majority of one. Four Senators
Chamberlain andi Smith of South Caro
lina, Democrats, and "Warren and Ken
yon, Republicans voted to recede from
the -Senate provision for a three-member
board. Senators Gore and Smith
of Georgia, Democrats, and Page, Re
publican, voted against receding-. The
House conferees. Republicans and Dem
ocrats alike, stood solidly for one-man
control and all are united on striking
out the Congressional war supervising
laane Causes TIKa.
The . President's personal interven
tion, the conferees declared, was large
ly Instrumental in -breaking: their dead
lock on the food administration dispute.
His course was criticised by some mem
bers and some sharp tilts in the con
ference were reported. Senator Gore
said tonight that the conferees had
been "denied a full and free confer
ence." Success of the food administration,
President "Wilson told the conferees'
leaders, largely depends upon its man
agement by one man. He said a larger
board would "seriously interfere with
successful conduct of the war." There
were . persistent but unconfirmed re
ports that the President felt retention
of either the three-member board or
the Congressional committee would be
sufficient cause for a veto. Senator
Chamberlain . declared positively that
the President gave no Intimation to
that effect during- the conference.
Hoover May Be Target.
Reception by the Senate of the pub
licatlon for an individual food adminis
tration Is uncertain, although Demo
cratic leaders expect the conference re
port to be accepted. The Senate voted
twice, 63 to 10 and 60 to 23, against
accepting an amendment for one-man
control. Further spirited debate, with
criticism of Herbert Hoover, the food
administrator. Is expected when the re
port is presented.
Some of the Senate conferees believe,
however, that the Senate is so over
whelmingly for the war expenditures
committe that a report eliminating it
might be rejected. They told the House
conferees today that a private Senate
poll Indicated Insistence upon the pro
vision. Wheat Minimum to Be Fixed.
In yielding on the food administra
tion section the Senate conferees se
cured adoption of a new section provid
ing for a board of three members, one
of whom would be the president of an
agricultural college, to fix wheat prices
based upon the standard prescribed by
Congress for next year's crop of not
less than 2 per bushel for No. 1 Spring
The conferees also formally voted to
day to abolish the rule establishing
secrecy of their discussions.
OREGON TROOPS RETURNING
Soldiers Sent to North - Yakima to
Deal With, I. W. W. Relieved.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. July SO.
Oregon troops, who have been here
since July 9, will leave tomorrow for
Oregon. They were sent to deal with
X. W. W. troubles.
Members of Shakers Make Attack as
Victim Appears at "End-of-World"
EVERETT, "Wash., July 30. Believ
ing Bob Sllester possessed of an evil
spirit, George Johns. James Jefferson,
Lena Jefferson and Rosey "Wilder, In
dians, beat Silester to death with clubs
yesterday afternoon and buried his
body in sand, according to another In
dian, who reported the murder to coun
ty officers today. All four are under
All four are members of the Shakers,
a religious sect which has a consid
erable number of adherents among the
Coast Indians. Their attack on Slles
ter took place when the latter, a crip
ple, entered Johns' house, where the
four were preparing for the end of
the world, expected at midnight to
night. They are understood to have
attempted to drive away, by the blows,
the evil spirit which they believed pos
OFFICER MAY QUIT ARMY
Colonel Gantenbein Comes to Look
After Motherless Children.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. Colonel
Calvin U. Gantenbein. the ranking re
serve officer of the United States, left
the reserve training camp today and
started for his home in Portland, Or.,
to care for his five children, left
motherless by the sudden death of his
Colonel Gantenbein obtained a 15
day leave of absence, but said he prob
ably would give up his Army future
and return to civil life. In which he
was a Judge of the Circuit Court of
Multnomah County, Oregon.
COMMISSIONS ARE SECRET
Successful Men Not to Be Announced
at Presidio Camp.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 30. Names
of approximately 1500 students from
eight "Western states who will be rec
ommended for commissions at the
close of the training camp for officers
of the reserve corps at the Presidio
here August 14 will be made public
only by the War Department, it was
officially announced here today.
Colonel Fred W. SI ad en. command
ant of the camp, received instructions
from "Washington to guard with - aU
secrecy names of those he will recom
POSTMASTER IS ARRESTED
Official at Ten-Mile. Accused of Try
ing to Halt Enlisting.
ROSEBURG, Or, July 30. (Special.)
George W. France, postmaster at
Ten Mile for the past two years, was
arrested there today and taken to
Eugene, where he will be arraigned
before a Federal commissioner on a
charge of attempting to prevent Army
France was recently acquitted on a
charge of Insanity. His Socialistic ut
terances are said to have created con
CROPS DESTROYED BY HAIL
Two Districts in South Dakota Are
Swept by Storm. '
ABERDEEN, S. D., July 30. Damage
mounting into thousands of dollars was
done to crops in Northeastern South
Dakota by a hail storm last night.
Hundreds of telephone and telegraph
wires in the region are down.
It is reported that one strip of farm
ing land two miles wide and ten miles
long between Westport and Groton
was devastated. Another strip, near
Warner, also was levelled.
BERLIN LIMITS LIGHTING
Coal Shortage Next Winter Is Ad
COPENHAGEN, July 30. Dark days
literally are scorning for Berlin. An
order has been issued restricting the
lighting of stores, hotels, restaurants
The order is due to the admittedly
inevitable coal shortage and transpor
tation difficulties of the coming Win
ter. The newspapers complain noth
ing is being done to relieve the sit
uation. LONDON TOLL FROM AIR 366
Street Accidents in Same Time Cause
LONDON, July 30. Since the begin
ning of hostilities 366 persons have
been killed and 1092 injured by air
raids in the London metropolitan area,
according to a statement made by Sir
George Cave, the Home Secretary, in
the House of Commons today.
During the same period the Secre
tary noted 2412 persons were killed
and 7863 Injured in ordinary street ac
cidents in the same territory.
FROST NIPS BEND GARDENS
Temperature Drops to 3 0 and Veg
etables Are Destroyed.
BEND, Or., July 30. (Special.)
Bend war preparedness gardens are
showing the effects of a severe frost
which visited here Saturday night,
when the mercury fell to 30 degrees.
Pretty High School Girl
Proud of Feat.
SOLDIER-WOMAN IS WOUNDED
Graphic Story Told as Patient
- Lay in Hospital.
RETURN TO FIGHT AWAITED
Ridding Country of Enemy Justi
fies Taking of Human Life, Is
Declaration of Young Heroine.
Comrades Are Brave.
BT ABNO DOSCH-KLETJROT.
(Copyright, 191T. by the Press Publishing
Company. Published by ax-raogemen;
wltli the New York World.)
PETROGRAD, July 30. (Special.)
The story of the first girl - in the
"Women's Battalion to kill a German
has Just been given me by the
heroine herself as she lay in the hos
She is Mary Goloubyova, an 18-year-old
high school student. Mary Is tall
and graceful, with pretty blue eyes,
her blonde hair, now short, giving her
the appearance of a handsome boy.
Laughing at the wounds which caused
her to be sent to' the hospital, she
showed her brilliant white teeth. Even
the rough hospital nightgown could
not conceal her well-developed, beauti
Girl Describes Life at Front.
Dictating to me her tale, she con
stantly made girlish gestures. She hid
her face in the pillow and blushed
when I asked her if her admirers had
objected to her going to the front. She
trifled with a locket and a little bag
at her neck. On asking, I learned the
bag contained cyanide of potassium in
case she was captured. In the battalion
all carried the same.
"I am wounded, they say; I call It
mere scratches, but It may keep me
from the front several weeks after only
two days' fighting, but at any rate, I
was in the front trenches and I got my
German,"- she said.
"I am feeling better already and hope
to go right back. 1 must go:my coun-
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Condition Some Units Have
- Trouble Getting Mail. -
AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP IN
FRANCE, July 30. (By the Associat
ed. Press.) News that Major-General
Pershing, commander of the American
expedition, would visit the training
camp today, tomorrow and "Wednesday,
was withheld from the .' American
troops until this morning In order that
the General might see the actual every
day working conditions.
The -General will find the troops in
splendid condition physically and the
equipment in the best of order. Some
scattered units of the American forces
have been having great difficulty with
the mail, ' which seems to have gone
astray. This is particularly true of
the Red Cross hospital units which
recently , arrived and is causing much
concern among the doctors and enlisted
men, who fear their folks at home will
think something untoward has hap
pened to them. -
ALIEN DRAFT PLANS ARE 2
Treaty Negotiations - Required by
WASHINGTON, July 30. With Presi
dent Wilson's indorsement, the foreign
relations . committee .today favorably
reported Senator McCumber's resolu
tion opening the way by treaty
negotiations for drafting ally subjects
in this country into . the American
Senator Chamberlain presented his
resolution for draft without negotia
tions - to' the Senate, with the unani
mous indorsement of the military af
fairs committee. With both plans be
fore it. Senator. .Chamberlain said
Congress can choose.
BRITISH AIR RAIDS WIN
Bombing Expeditions Back of Ger
man Lines in Belgium Success.
LONDON, July 30. Effective raids
have been carried out by British naval
airmen' in various sectors behind the
German lines in Belgium, according to
an official announcement today. The
. "During the night of Saturday, "bomb
ing raids were made by the naval air
service on works. "at Bruges and. i
areas . throughout Middelkerke and
Ghistelles. Several tons of bombs were
dropped with ' good ' results." numerous
explosions being caused. : All the ma
chines and pilots returned safely." "
AS NATIONAL FOOD ADMINISTRATOR ASSURED BY YESTERDAY'S
THE PRESIDENT OVER SENATE CONFEREES.
HERBERT C. ROOVKR.
Remarriage by Com
pulsion Declared Aim!
PAY FOR ATTACK EXPECTED
Humiliation of Mr. Clark and
Photograph Part of Plan.
MENTAL STRAIN IS NOTED
Agents of Woman Declare Victim
Was to Be Tied to Post In Base
ment of Ex-Wife's Home While
She Posed With Horsewhip.
Complete details of the plot worked
out by Mrs. Marcel la Clark, divorced
wife of A. E. Clark, prominent Portland
lawyer, -who was assaulted by Max and
Glen Kleineau Sunday afternoon while
In an automobile, with Mrs. Clark as
witness, were disclosed in a sworn
statement by Max Kleineau to Deputy
District Attorney Collier and City De
tectives Goltz and Howell yesterday.
Rescinding his former statement to
the effect that sympathy for . Mrs.
Clark had alone ' influenced ' him and
his brother to lure Mr. Clark into the
automobile and 'later to assault him,
Kleineau admitted that his brotner had
intimated to him that they would be
paid for their part in the assault.
Asked as to whether Mrs. Clark had
said anything about rewarding him.
"She never said a word about that to
me now; never hinted the least bit to
me. My . brother said, 'when you are
done I have an idea you can get any
thing you want.' "
Remarriage la Aim.
Kleineau also swore that Mrs. Clark
had instructed him to obtain the re
volver with, which, he attacked Mr.
While it- was Mrs. Clark's expressed
intention to force her former husband
into a remarriage, Kleineau wore that
she had also conceived -the plan of
taking him to her home at 819 Johnson
street, there to lock him In the base
ment, to tie him to a post and to pose
with a horsewhip in her hands. A
photograph of this scene was ti be
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Several Hundred Work In Car Shops
for 30 Cents Per Hour and
All Wear Overalls.
CHICAGO, July 30. Employment of
several hundred women as laborers by
tife Ryan car plant. South Chicago, be
gun as an experiment several weeks
ago, has proved so successful that sev
eral other large manufacturers are con
sidering the advisability of adopting
the plan. The women range In age from
18 to 45 years, receive 30 cents an hour
and work eight hours a day.
Experience has shown that in the
lighter tasks the women perform as
much work as men. but in the heavier
lines one man will often do twice as
much work as a woman. About 75 per
cent of the women who begin work at
the plant remain, while the others quit
after a few days. The women wear
overalls and are provided with special
BRITISH CRUISER IS SUNK
Ariadne, 11,0 00 Tons, Torpedoed,
All but 3 8 of Crew Saved.
LONDON. July 30. The British
cruiser Ariadne, of 11,000 tons, has been
torpedoed and sunk, according to an
official statement Issued today by the
Thirty-eight members of the Ari
adne's crew were killed by the ex
plosion. All the other sailors were
The Ariadne was an old British cruis
er, having been built m 1898. She was
450 feet long. 69 feet beam and had a
maximum draft of 27 hi feet. Her com
plement consisted of 677 officers and
The Ariadne carried 16 six-inch guns.
12 twelve-pounders and a number of
smaller guns. She also was equipped
with two submerged 18-inch torpedo
7-INCH TROUT SWALLOWED
Little Fish In Big One Found With
Two Smaller in Own Stomach.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. July 30. (Spe
cial.) When George H. Lynn, a mem
ber of the local postoffice force re
turned yesterday from a fishing trip
and was cleaning his mess of fine
trout, he found in the stomach of a
17-Inch rainbow, a seven-inch moun
tain trout that the bigger fish had
swallowed. Stomach fluids were Just
bringing about the digestion of the
smaller fish and its skin was disinte
grating. Out of curiosity, Mr. Lynn opened the
stomach of the smaller fish and there
he discovered the remains of two still
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature, 73
degree; minimum. 04 degree.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; moderate
General Pershing v'lslu his troops. Pace 1.
Canadians capture suburb of Lens. Pace 2.
London press regards Herltn and Vienna
peace statements as weak. Page 4.
Reorganization of Russian Cabinet delayed.
Russian Amazon proud she killed a Ger
man. Page 1.
Foreign Secretary Balfour says Impossible to
foretell what Is to be done after war.
Prohibition debate opens In Senate. Page 2.
President wins fight for one food adminis
trator. Page 1.
No red tape to bind draft exemption board.
Carranza to be advised of German spy ac
tivity In Mexico. Page 6.
Two billions more for war Is mark set by
8enate committee. Page 7. r
Stricter rules of censorship put up to presa
German peace talk not regarded seriously
in Wsshlngton. Page 4.
Women labor Idea spreads In Chicago fac
tories. Page 1.
Six In Chicago die from intense heat.
Chicago switchmen lose strike. Page 5.
Blsbee Loyalty League deports I. W. W.
counsel. Page 6.
General Harrison Gray Otis dies suddenly.
Captain Rodgers called to Ran Kranctsco to
aid crippled Beavers. Page 12.
Best players of Northwestern league would
make strong team. Page 12.
Trambltas returns from California trip.
All 12 companies of Coast Artillery stay
at Fort Stevens for present. Page 13.
Seattle car strike settlement within 24
hours, belief. Page S.
Mayors of Washington cities meet with
State Council of Defense. Page 6.
Indian is killed because ho Is possessed of
"evil spirit." Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat orders cannot bo filled with farmers
refusing to sell- Page 17.
Border rains eause decline in September
wheat at Chicago. Page IT.
Money market not affected by payment of
liberty loan installment. Page 17.
Cattle and bogs higher at Portland stock-
yarda Page 17
Shipping board wants eight apprentices to
be trained for officers. Page J 4.
Portland man succeeding in efforts to save
schooner Oakland. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
j Removal of troops to Camp Wlthycombe to
Attempts of 1. W. W. to start strikes at
lumber mills in Portland fall. Page l.
Court sets aside verdlot In dismissal of Mrs.
Alexander. Page 1L.
Five grading contracts aggregating 8271,138
awarded by state commission. Page 10.
Mayor receives report on fuel shortage and
United States National Bank dedicates new
home. Page 9.
Ice dealers agree to 70-cent rate except for
casn purchases. Page 13.
Klelnau confesses plot against A. E. Clark.
Hope of peaee between Chinese tonga fades
away. Paxe 7.
W.niTt.r r-iMrt. Attn nr4 fnit. Pur. IT
Agitators1 Attempt to
Start Strike Fails.
LUMBER MILLS ARE TARGET
Mayor Baker at Once Takes
Situation in Hand.
R0CKPILE IS MADE READY
Plant Operators Co-operato With
City Officials In Suppressing
Disturbances Three Ar
rests Are Made.
Portland had a slight taste yester
day of what the L W. W. disturbers
Intend to do to the community, and
the same L W. W. disturbers got a
sample of what Portland expects to do
At noon yesterday a group of dis
reputable but determined agitators
walked into the yard of the Eastern
& Western Lumber Company and ar
rogantly ordered the men, who were at
lunch, to quit work. At the same time
a similar group entered the plant of
the North Pacific Lumber Company
with similar demands.
Omly Few Men Quit Work.
A few men at each place obeyed.
They said afterward that they were
fearful of the consequences at the
hands of the L W. W. it they refused.
But the great majority of the force at
each place returned to work.
As soon as Mayor Baker heard of the
attempted disturbances he visited both
mills with a force of police reserves in
charge of Chief Clark. Two men were
arrested at the Eastern & Western mill
and sent to Jail on vagrancy charges.
Another man was arrested -t the
Inman-Poulsen mill on the East Side
last night by Patrolman Powell of the
harbor police for distributing alleged
Mayor Prepares for Action.
Mayor Baker at once ordered the
Kelly Butte rockplle opened up. A
supply of brand-new hammers of vary
ing weight and size was sent to the
butte last night.
As fast as the I. W. W. leaders or
their followers progress in breaking
the laws they will be mustered into the
"ancient but not honorable army of
"We don't propose to sjlve these
chaps a chance to undermine the In
dustries of this community," declared
the Mayor last night. "Everyone who
violates the law will be arrested and
will get a fair trial. If convicted he wl'.l
go to the rockplle. We have plenty of
use for rock this Summer and in doing
duty there the I. W. W. boys really
will be performing a valuable service
for the community."
Mill Owners Criticised.
After his visit to the Eastern &
Western and the North Pacific plants,
the Mayor, accompanied by Chief Clark
and N. F. Johnson, who will succeed
Mr. Clark as chief tomorrow, visited
several other big mills, including the
Peninsula, tbe Portland, the Inman
Poulsen and other plants. He warned
the managers at each place against
allowing the pernicious influences of
the I. W. W. agitators to develop among
In fact, he critctsed the heads of
some plants for not advising the au
thorities of threatened trouble.
"Portland has been priding itself all
Summer that its Industries havA been
free from outside disturbances, but ap
parently trouble has been brewing
right under the noses of the mill man
agers without their becoming aware of
It. or at least without notifying any
one," said the Mayor.
Co-operation Is Promised.
Later in the afternoon Frank Ran
som, of the Eastern & Western mill,
and other manufacturers called on the
Mayor and promised co-operation in
suppressing the disturbers.
It Is probable that the Federal Gov
ernment will take official cognizanca
of the situation here if it takes a se
rious turn. '
Most of the big mills in Portland are
engaged in cutting timbers for wooden
ships now being built in Portland and
at various Columbia River ports for
These vessels are intended to carry
food and other supplies for the Ameri
can armies in Europe. Their early
completion Is essential for a success
ful conclusion of the war.
Pew LogicliiK Camps Cloard.
Obviously any activity Uiat tends to
interfere with the logging ajid the lum
ber industry has a direct effect on ship
building and on the war itself.
The Eastern & Western logging camp
on the Lower Columella was closed two
weeks ago on account of I. W. W. dis
turbances. A few smaller camps also
have Buffered, but compared with con
ditions on Puget Sound and Grays Har
bor. Portland and the Columbia River
district have been almost free from in
Harry Maynard and V. Javlnall, Che
men arrested at the Eastern & WeMern
mill, and Y. Erlendsen. the man artest
ed' at the Inman-Poulsen mill, probably
will be tried in Police Court todoo.
The police force will be adjusted to
meet all future disturbances and
Moreover. Carta in Speler, of the har-