Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 29, 1919, Image 1

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Entered at Portland (Orefon)
Postoffice as Fecor.d-Claws Matter.
Seven Killed! Scores Hurt
in Chicago Streets
Renewal of Outbreak Extends
Over Five-Mile Area on
South Side.
Two Whites Are Among Those
Killed; White Woman and
Policeman Injured. ,
CHICAGO, July 28. Seven persons
were killed and more than two score
wounded, many of them seriously, in a
renewal of race riots in the Chicago
"black belt" tonight.
For more than five hours the five
mile area on the south side was a bat
tleground of scattered fights between
whites and blacks and between police
men and negroes who fired from
housetops, from dark alleys and other
points of vantage.
The call for troops to quell the out
breaks resulted in four regiments of
national guardsmen being mobilized,
but at a late hour tonight they had not
been dispatched to the district dis
turbed by the disorder, and Chief of
Police Garrity expressed the belief
that the worst of the disorder had
1 Five of the dead are negroes and
Iwo are whites.
There was no concerted action by the
blacks, the outbreaks dotting a large
Every police station on the south
side was flooded with reports of death
and injuries.
Reports Are Conflicting.
Chief of Police Garrity at a late
hour said that it was impossible to
make an exact estimate of the casu
"'.ties because of the contradictory re-
The riots, which started yesterday
i the south side beaches, were re
fewed when negro laborers began
laving the big industrial plants and
y dusk more than a score of separate
atbreaks had occurred. Whites began
.agging negroes from street cars, the
negroes retaliated with stones and
knives. Street cars in the heart of
the "black belt" were tied up and the
windows smashed.
A "flying squadron" of blacks
mounted a tojuring car and, riding at
full speed through the section known
as No Man's Land, sent a volley of
shots at a group of whites. One
white woman was injured, but not
fatally. The negroes were overtaken
after a long chase and placed under
White Man Stabbed.
Shortly afterward a mob of several
hundred blacks formed at Thirty-fifth
street and began stoning a policeman
In a twinkling gunfire was opened
and four of the negroes fell, all mor
tally wounded. .
A white man in the same neigh
borhood was dragged from a truck and
stabbed to death.
A negro chauffeur was killed by
whites a few minutes later in the same
Scores of arrests were made, but
where the rioters were found un
armed, they were released.
Jsegroes Loot Stores.
Negroes began looting stores of
whites in one district shortly after the
firing of revolvers by a squad of po
licemen in an effort to break up :
fight over a small purchase of gro
ceries. The police soo i emptied their
guns. The looting coVnued until
special squad of police, armed --ith
rifles, arrived. They fired low, felling
half a dozen blacks.
A white woman was pulled from a
street car by a negro. He was soon
lying unconscious against the curb
The angry whites had left him for
Groups of blacks formed in foot
ball fashion and charged against
whites with razors and clubs. On one
comer the scene was like a miniature
battleground. Unconsciocs negroes
and whites dotted the street. As they
regained consciousness they were ar
rested or permitted to leave the "Mgh-
Chief of Police Garrity said every
Concluded oa rage 2, Column C.)
Charles E. Hughes, Judge Llndsey
and Others Approve "Address"
to Nation From Xegroes.
NEW YORK. July 28. Congressional
investigation of the wave of mob vio
lence and lynching throughout the
United States was demanded in an
"address to the nation" signed by
former-President Taft. officials of sev
eral southern states and other nation
ally prominent citizens, made public
here today by the National Associa,
tion for the Advancement of Colored
Patriotio citizens throughout the
country feel the shame -which lynching
have cast upon the nation, but they
have assumed partial responsibility for
this shame by their silence and their
acquiescence, said the address.
The time has now come when citi
zens of the United States can no longer
contemplate without protest the setting
at naught of the fundamental principles
upon which their citizenship is based.
The "address" recounts that in 1918
no less than 67 persons "were done to
death without trial or any process of
law." and declares that it is well known
that the innocent, with the guilty "suf
fer the cruel inflictions of mob vio-
ence." A congressional investigation is
urged, so that "means may be found to
end the scourge."
Prominent signers" included United
States Attorney-General Palmer, former
Attorney-General Charles J. Bonaparte
of Baltimore; Elihu Root, Charles E.
Hughes and Judge Ben B. Lindsey.
Mrs. Charles Kugel Makes Trip on
50th Wedding Anniversary.
SALEM, Or., July 28. (Special.)
Mrs. Charles Kugel, 67 years of age,
celebrated her 60th wedding anni
versary Sunday by taking an airplane
flight, piloted by Aviator Cook. It is
believed that Mrs. Kugel has the dis-
inction of being the oldest woman in
Oregon, if not on the entire Pacific
coast, to fly.
Prior to the flight Mrs. Kugel and
her husband were guests at a family
reunion held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. P. Kimball in Polk county.
Mr. and .Mrs. Kugel came to Oregon
nine years ago and reside at 795 Wil
bur street, Salem.
"It was the grandest experience of
my life, said Mrs. Kugel, as she
climbed out of the cockpit after alight
ng from .an altitude of more than 20r0
feet. "I wasn't a bit frightened and I
am already looking forward to another
tour of the clouds."
Rifle, Thought Unloaded, Ends Life
of Johannes Burch, 15.
KALAMA, Wash., July 2S. (Special.)
Johannes Burch. lo years old, was
shot and instantly killed here last night
by his playmate, Adonis Stewart, aged
who declared afterwards that he
had thought the gun was not loaded
and in the belief had pointed it at the
Burch boy and pulled the trigger.
The Burch boy had gone to the Stew
art boy's home to play, and the Stew
art boy had brought in a 21'-caliber rifle
from the woodshed to show it to his
guest. In play, he said, he pointed the
rifle at his playmate, with the laughing
exclamation. "I'll kill you." To his hor
ror, he said, it went off, the bullet pene
trating 'the Stewart boy's heart and
killing him instantly.
The Burch boy was not arrested. The I
funeral of
the victim will be held I
Lad, Unable to Swim, Believed to
nave Stepped in Hole.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 28. (Spe
cial.! Francis Xavier Wendlick. 13-
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
J. Wendlick of 1113 West Thirteenth
street, was drowned at noon today
near the Interstate bridge. Efforts of
companions, who were with him in
the water and who could swim but
little, to rescue him were futile.
It is said by boys who saw the
drowning that Francis, who could -not
swim, had joined two other boys whe
were in the river, and it is thought
that he stepped into a deep hole. Me
was taken from the water within seven
minutes from the time that he sank,
but efforts to revive him failed.
Fas-t Motoring by Son of Evangelist
Accused by His Neighbors,
HOOD RIVER, Or., July t$. (Spe
cial.) East side orchardists hav-e Laid
complaints with county authorities
against W. A. Sunday Jr., son of the
evangelest, charging that tho young
man's fast motoring over valley high
ways constitutes a menace.
Toung Sunday is declared a chronic
offender. Last year an uncle, L. C.
H-eister, complained against him to
authorities, it is cited.
Agreement Reached With Employ
ers Is Later Rejected.
CHICAGO. July 2S. Street car em
ployes tonight voted to strike at 4 A. M.
tomorrow, after refusing to ratify an
agreement reached earlier in the day
between representatives of the em
ployes and employers.
The agreement, representatives of
both parties had thought, would avert a
Secret Document Will Be Of
fered With Message.
Chief Executive Confers With Dem
ocrats; Flans for Tour Are
Xot Completed.
WASHINGTON', July IS. The special
defensive treaty with France, which
republican senators have declared
President Wilson is withholding from
the senate in violation of its own
terms, probably will be submitted for
ratification within a few days.
To a group of democratic senators
with whom he talked at the capitol late
today, the president indicated that the
treaty, which promises American aid
to France in case of an unprovoked at
tack from Germany, would be laid be
fore the senate possibly tomorrow, and
certainly before Mr. Wilson begins hia
country-wide speaking tour. It was
said he probably would not present it
irr person, but would send with it a
written message urging its ratification.
Republican Plan Blocked.
The development followed a renewal
of senate criticism of the president's
delay and headed off a plan discussed
among republican leaders to drop con
sideration of -the treaty of Versailles
until the French treaty had been sub
mitted. A provision of the latter, as
made public, stipulates that it must be
laid before the senate at the same
time" as the Versailles treaty, which
was submitted more than two weeks
Although it was said the republican
leaders had reached no final decision, it
became knowTi that tentative plans
were under way to suspend committee
consideration of the Versailles treaty
and force a senate recess If the presi
dent left Washington on his speaking
tour, as White House officials said last
week he would, without sending in the
treaty with France.
Brandejeee Voleea Protest.
Senators who talked with the presi
dent today said he volunteered no ex
planation of his course in the matter.
When he presented the Versailles
treaty on July 10 he made only a brief
reference to the special treaty, saying
"that its terms link it with this treaty"
and that it would be reserved "for
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President to Yield
-publican Derr t.
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Reduction of War Tax on Fruit
Juices, as AAked by Western
Producers, Granted.
WASHINGTON. July 28. After near
ly two hours' debate and while the tem
perature in tne cnamber was hovering
around the 1(0 mark, the house today
voted to repeal the 10 per cent tax on
soda water and ice cream.
The house also passed, without a
record vote, the bill for reduction of
the war tax on fruit juices, as urged
by western producers. Members said
the tax, fixed at 2 cents a gallon, was
a flat reduction from 28 cents, esti
mated. All amendments were rejected
from the bill, which applies to non
alcoholic beverages, including logan
berry, grape and apple juice.
Demurrer of Rainier Brewing Com
pany Is Sustained.
SAX FRANCISCO. July 28 Sale of
beer containing 2 per cent alcohol
was permitted in a decision by -Judge
William H. Sawtelle of Arizona In the
United States district court here today
sustaining a demurrer of the Rainier
Brewing company, which asked that a
government action to prohibit the sale
of such beer be dismissed.
Judge -Sawtelle held that the com
plaint was faulty In that it did not de
fine 2i per cent beer as intoxicating.
Leave to amend the complaint was
The action was brought under the
war-time prohibition act, which Judge
Sawtelle held to be constitutional.
Noted Bicycle Rider Loses Fortune,
Wife and Child in War.
NEW TORK. July 28. Robbed by
German captors in Belgium, with his
wife and child dead as a result of ill
treatment and neglect, Oscar Vander
stuyf, noted professional bicycle racer,
who returned to his native country be
fore the war with what would have
been enough money to last him the rest
of his life, had he not been trapped in
Antwerp when that city was captured,
came back today aboard the French
liner La Lorraine to recoup his
Vanderstuyft'a wife was a Brooklyn
San Francisco Banks Resume Prc-
War Business Relations.
Francisco banks announced today that
drafts direct on Berlin are being sold
for the first time since the United
States declared war on Germany.
The exchange value of the German
mark is 8 cents, or SOO per ..ent below
normal, it was announced. Cable
drafts have not yet been established
I according to the banks.
Lillian Leuthold Is Found
Dead Near Bandon.
Roses Carried as Bouquet Aid
Search for Maid.
Torn C'lothins and Blood Spot 5 In
dicate Terrific Struggle Before
Killing Took. Place.
BANDON. Or.. July 28. (Special.)
The body of Lillian Leuthold. 16-year-old
daughter of John Leuthold. a fire
man at the Prosper mill, was found at
3:30 P. M. today, hidden in the bushes
at a secluded spot along the way road
about a quarter of a mile from the
main ferry road, near the Leuthold
She was the victim of a fiendish
murder, her assailant apparently hav
ing mistreated her and then shot her
through the head.
The body was discovered by her
father after a search of several hours.
The murder was committed about C
o'clock Sunday night. The girl had
spent the afternoon with her chum.
Miss Jennings, daughter of Rev. M. tl.
Jennings, who resides about a mile
from the Leuthold home.
Carried Bouquet of Rove.
According to Miss Jennings the girl
left their home at about 6:30 o'clock in
the evening, taking with her a bouquet
of roses. The road between the two.
places leads through the woods almost
the entire distance and is traveled but
When Miss Leuthold failed to reach
home that night the parents were not
alarmed, as she sometimes remained
overnight at the Jennings home, but
when she failed to reach home this
morning the family became worried
and went to the Jennings home to learn
tho cause. ,
Mawra Lead to Boar
Search was begun, the body being lo
cated through the aid of tho roses that
the girl had carried. A part of the
bouquet was found in the road at the
sceno of tho crime and the rest were
scattered along a newly-made path
through the brush which led to the
body not more than 60 feet away.
The girl's clothing had been torn
from her body and from all Indications
she had struggled desperately before
being overcome.
1ropa of blood in the road where the
roses were found Indicate that the girl
(Crtn.-lu'lfd on rni;. 4. Column 2
Plans for Demonstration by 1500
Are Learned la Advance and
Meeting Is Presented.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 2S. (Spe
cial.) Wobblics may have no fear of
powder or ball but they are decidedly
averse to water. This was demon
strated here tonight when the sight
of funning water together with a
handful of policemen dispersed a crowd
of 1500 sympathizers and members of
the I. W. W.. who gathered to make
a demonstration in protest of the
breaking up of a recent meeting.
Mayor Hanson learned in advance of
the proposed meeting and Instead of
ordering the police out. called on the
street department to be at the Wash
ington street corner where the meeting
was to be held a half hour in advance
and begin work Immediately flushing
the streets by hand with hose attached
to three nearby plugs, his was done.
The crowd gathered but the streams
from the hose kept them moving, he
policemen on the beat were handy to
take over the nozzles In the event of
an attempt to mob the street workers
wo women who mounted the rostrum
were ordcrde to move on by tho police
men. They obeyed. The streams from
the hoses carried away the rostrums
when they stepped down, here was no
demonstration by the I. W. W. in Se
attle tonight.
32 Sacks of Contraband Seized After
Vessel Leaves City.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 28. (Special.)
Thirty-two sacks or approximately 35
cases of contraband liquor were
seised last night by Sheriff Nelson and
Deputy Bakoticn on board the steam
schooner Klamath, which was loading
lumber at Westport. The Klamath had
recently shifted from Portland, where
she had been searched.
Antonio Fernandez, a fireman on the
steamer, said the confiscated whisky
belonged to him. He was arrested,
pleaded guilty in the Justice court to
day to a charge of having liquor in his
possession, and was fined 3500. which
he paid.
Two Suitors Take Oat License lo
Wed Same Coos County Girl.
MARSHFIELP. Or.. July 28. (Spe
cial.) Martin Randleman and John
Wesley Downs were both suitors for
the hand of Miss Thelma Richardson
of Rlverton. Randleman obtained a
marriage license from the county clerk
July 19, but Downs, who also obtained
a license two days later, married the
young lady forthwith and took no
chances of losing her.
The marriage was solemnized in Co
quille by Rev. James K. Conder.
Effort to Be Made to Exting-uh
Gas-Well l ire.
BAKERSFlELD.Cal.. July 2. Steam
generated by IS huge boilers will be
turned upon the flaming gas well of the
Standard Oil company which came In
yesterday morning 30 miles west of
The well is a blazing torch, having
become Ignited by the friction of the
escaping gas. More than 40,000. 000 cu
bic feet of gas are being lost daily, ac
cording to officials of the company.
The Weatber.
TEFTERDAF8 Highest temperature. SI
decrees; lowest. . degrees.
TODAY'S Kalr; moderate westerly winds.
Charles Evans Huches suggests leacue of
nstlons reservations. Pass 3.
Senators Reed and McCormlsk denounce
leacue of nations. Pass 4.
President Wilson soon ot send Franca de
fensive treaty to senators, race 1.
Conirress told Csrranxa ta enemy of all civi
lisation. Taca t.
House- votes for removal ef tax oa soft
drinks. Pace 1.
Four regimenta of militia called ent to pre
serve order In Chlcaco. Pace 1.
Aviation field near Mlneola. X. Y.. is wrecked
by electrical storm. Pace 5.
Students' training eamp at Presidio enters
on last week. Pace 4.
Militia mobilised to quell Chlcacp race riots.
Pace 1. -Poindekter
requests Investigation of Pacific
roast oil companies. Pace 10.
Packers control livestock prices, fedora! trad
commission report asserts. Pace 13.
National leaders approve appeal to congress
to end lynchttigs. Psca 1.
Pacific fleet sailors entertained at Panama.
Pace 3.
Cincinnati Nstlonale want Beaver outfielder
Ueorge Msleel. Pace 12.
Dempney-aleehan flcht on Labor day has
fair chance. Pass 1
George ehroth. Oakland star swimmer, en
ters A. A. L'. mlie marathon. Paco 13.
Pax-trie Northwest.
Lilian Leuthold. l-year-oId Bandon girl.
found murdered. Pace 1.
Mining relief commission bears testimony at
al.dford. Pace .
Water Is used to disperse 1300 I. W. W. at
Seattle. Page 1.
Grays Harbor asks aid of Senator Jones- for
soldier under sentence. Psge T.
Amendment of Roosevelt highway bp. may
coma before special session. Pace 7.
Commercial aad Marine.
Shipplnc men say Portland must prorMe
greater cargoes for overseas. Pace 2U.
Fortlaad and Vlrbtltr.
Judge McGinn sas lesgue of nations plan
la hope of world. Pge V-.
W. H. Crawford, wanted In Portland for
forgery, arrested In Texas. Page II.
Theodore J. liewllt and Dr. toamuet C. Koha
appolni.d zor aomestlc re.ations court.
Rate hearing shows Portland's claims in
favorable light. Page 1.
Telephone- ratea given sudden advance to
meet Increased wages. Psge 14.
8oldler prisoners, on way to freedom, are
guceHs In Portland. Page 10.
Weather report, da: a and forecast. Pace 13.
Pacific States Co. to Defy
Local Regulation.
City and State Officials to At
Once Fight Advance.
New Schedule Slay Remain In Ef.
feet for lour Months Cndcr
I'cdcral Law, Is Hri-im.
Old New
Mates. Rates.
Individual residence. .. 13. 00 U TS
Individual residence
with desk set J 23 4 00
Two-party residence. . . 2 25 3.00
Tw o-p a r t y residence
with desk set J. SO 3.25
Four-party residence.. 2.00 2 50
Four-party residence
with desk set 2.2S 2.74
Suburban residence 2.50 J.0
Suburban residence
with desk set 5.75 J. 25
Extension residence
desk with bell SO 1.00
Extension telephones.
business 75 1.00
Extension telephones,
business 90 1.00
Caaeeled Service. -Four-party
measured service.
11 50 for 30 calls, 3 cents each
addition call.
Apartment-house rates canceled
and regular residential rates sub
stituted. Rates announced by racific
Telephone & Telegraph company
unde rauthority granted by Postmaster-General
Burleson. ap
proved by President Wilson.
Members of the Oregon public
service commission announce in
tention to take Immediate steps
to bring relief, although such re
lief not expected within four
months' time.
Mayor Baker announces Inten
tion to contest rates and if nec
essary institute steps whereby
the city will take over telephone
Substantial Increases in telephone
rates throughout the state ef Oregon,
effective today, in accordance with the
order of the postmaMer-general ca
Nevember 15, 191$. were announced
yesterday by "W. J. Phillips, division
commercial superintendent of the Pa
cific Telephone Telegraph company.
Under the amended Portland rates.
Individual residence telephone service
is increased from 13 to 33.75 per month,
two-party service from $2.25 to 31 per
month, four-party service from 12 to
$2.50 per month, with an additional 25
cents added for desk seta
Meaaarea Service Cat.
The four-party measured service, by
which subscribers have been obtaining
30 calls for 31.50 per month and pay
ing three cents for any additional calls,
has been canceled, as have been the
special telephone rates given apsrv
ment houses. This latter cancellation
will mean, in many instances, mucn
higher bills for the large apartment
houses of Portland, which heretofore
have enjoyed low rates.
Suburban rates, which bave been
32.50, are Increased to S3 per month,
and extension telephones used in the
large business and commercial houea
are Increased from '5 and 90 cents to
31 per month.
No other changes in business or com
mercial rates are made In the aeltedt'Vs
filed by the telephone company yes
terday. Immediate Klh Pledaed.
Immediate Investigation of the new
rales and promise of an early hCMTng.
looking for a reduction aa soon as tf
commission again assumes superviei.
was promised by Public Service Com
missioners Buchtel. Corey and Williams
last night- Mayor Baker also said tTie
city of Portland would take any actin
It might deem advisable as a means of
combating the ra w scheduje. eeen lo
the extent of the city taking over the
telephone lines.
The heavy increases adopted are a
direct consequence of the Increase m
wages effective June 16. according to
Mr. Phillips. The rates are aald to be
just and equitable, and will jried bt
an annual profit of 2 Vi per cent, where
as the same rates would have ysclded
more than 4 per cent profit to the com
pany a few months ago. accord r,- to
Mr. Phillips.
Fermal Nat tne (Vtta
A letter announcing the chVnge in
rates was dispatched to the pubJIo
service commission by Mr. Phillips yes
terday. Following the Increase of
rates by the postmaster-general In No
vember, the public service commlMion
conducted a hearing, following whidi
a new schedule of rales was put Into
force, with the understanding that they
were to remain for otic year. Although
tCooviuutd. oa i ass Column 1.)