Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 29, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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Minority Report of Bar Body
- tr . Holds Death Legal.
fdaj to complete Its quota of $1000 for
I the funn. The contest Is to see which
I of the five big civic clubs shall be first
I to raise Us xhare of the total. E. G.
Crawford, chairman of the specla
. finance committee to raise Portland';
quota of subscriptions to stock of th
I Pacific-International livestock ex post
tion submitted a report on the prog
I ress beinir made In the construction of
t the buildings snd urfted the speedy
completion of subscriptions.
IC. W. Kng-1 is tr reported upon progress
In financing the better business bureau
in the rampaiKn to create a sustaining
I membership guarantee of $10,000 for the
I work of one year. More than 150 mem
Iters have been enrolled and reorftan-
I ixatlon plans to make the bureau among
,' the most effective in the country are
ruAiunF w r.nnF RrcFn completion
American Bar Association Told
Death Penalty for Women Spies
Should Be Abolished.
-J .BALTIMORE. Aug. 28. Execution by
the Germans of Miss Edith Cavell. the
Knrlish nurse, which aroused the India-nation
of the allied world.- was In
accordance with the laws of "civilized
warfare. according to a minority re
port of the committee on military law
of the American Bar association, made
public Wednesday. Both majority and
minority reports were prepared by the
committee which was appointed to in
vestigate the courtmartial and sug
gest reforms in military law.
The reference to the case of Miss
Cavell was made by S. S. Gregory of
.Chicago, chairman of the committee.
and was concurred in by Judge Wil
liam P. Bynum of Greensboro. N. C,
the other minority member. In advo
cating abolition of the death penalty
for women convicted of infringement
of military law. In his report Mr.
Gregory said:
"A careful consideration of the case
of Miss Edith Cavell has led me to
the conclusion . that she was executed
in accordance with the laws and us
ages of what we are pleased commonly
to refer to as civilized warfare.
Idea la Oppnwed.
This being so. It has seemed to me
quite inconsistent with our condemna
t ton of those who thus took her life
to retain In our own system of mili
tary justice those provisions of law
which were relied upon by the Ger
man military authorities. The fact that
her trial was attended by brutality and
duplicity does not alter this aspect of
the case.
The majority members of the com
mittee. Andrew A. Bruse of Minneapo
lis. Martin Con boy of New York and
John (link ley of Baltimore, declared
they could not "concur In the sugges
tion of Mr. Gregory that there should
he a provision prohibiting the death .
penalty in the case of women spies."
"It would certainly be inadvisable
unless such a provision were in tho
rodes of all the nations with whom we
would be likely to be at war." thy
said. "We agree thorourhly that .he
penalty should not be inflicted except
In the most extreme cases, but that it
should be abolished entirely we cannot
agree. Experience has shown that on
account of the sex lure women are the
most dangerous if all spies, and our
chivalry toward some should not allow
us to jeopardize the national causfe or
Union Heads Visit Portland on In
spection Trip of Pacific
Coast I'nion Offices.
Multnomah Typographical union No.
58 gave a smoker Wednesday at the
Portland Press club for Walter W. Bar
rett, first vice-president, and J. W.
Hays, secretary-treasurer, both of the
. . f i 1
Toronto-Mineola Derby Racers
Out for Records.
Search On for Lieutenant H. G. Sla
ter; Aviator Not Satisfied With
Time to Try Again.
W. Hays, erretary-lreakinrer of In
teraatluaal Typroarraphteal alosu
International Typographical union,
with headquarter In Indianapolis. The
officers arrived in Portland Wednesday
on their way from Seattle and Tacoma
and will ro from here to San Francisco,
paying visits to the various unions.
Mr. Barrett, as first vice-president,
represents the printers, while his col
leagues represent the allied trades. Mr.
Hays has acted as secretary-treasurer
for more than 15 years.
During the afternoon Mr. Barrett and
. - , . . w . . Jir. nays were gueFis or ueurge xi.
the live, f thousand, of the son. of Howell. seore tar "treasurer of Multno
. .ethers. I . ..,
KalWtrd Men Sidetracked. At the smoker members of the Port
ia recommendations for the minority land local were afforded an opportu
tbat enlisted men sit on courts martial nlly of meeting their international of
and that special courts be abandoned, ficials. both of whom are on an official
The majority report asserts that al- Inspection trip through the west,
though "we believe some changes rrrr7rrrrrrrrz
.should be made, we are satisfied that
the errors commlted during the recent linTI"! Tl 1 1 1 1 01810 IP Pfll 11
::rfr-iST.r:,,-,s5 fill I II tfUILIJIflib la bllLu
largely to thr Inexperience of thosa in, , - .
entro! and to the fact not only that wa
had of necessity to train an officer . INSURANCE COMPANY SECURES
class over night for our volunteer army
but that our rractice In the past of (iOltl)OX PROPERTY,
scattering our regular army, divided into '
- battalions, companies and even smaller'
units over the country hnd made It tm- i llo-tclry Will He Converted for I'se
T4 . s I fr I la truin m.. !
-West I'olht officers." i
"We irt thoroughly in accord." the '
majority report continued, "with the'
Idea that there should be with each
division, brigade and perhaps regiment
MIXEOA. N. T., Aug. 28. Eleven
American entrants In the international
aerial derby had completed the 1000
miles flight to Toronto and return
when darkness and storms on the route
from Albany ended further arrivals
at Roosevelt field Wednesday. Six ar
rived between 5:30 o'clock and 8
The following fliers arrived late
Lieutenant P. H. .Logan, in a Lapere
machine: Captain H. B. Chandler.
JN-4-H: Colonel G. C. Brandt. DH-4
Lieutenant-Colonel H. E. Hartley, Lleu-
enant Adams. DH-4, and Major A. B.
Gilkeson, Curtiss JN-4-H.
Earlier in the day three other
American fliers had completed the
round trip and with the two arrivals
f yesterday the total now stands at
1. No reports had been received by
officials here of the number of fliers
completing the trip at the Toronto
The fliers arriving earlier in the day
were: Lieutenant Robert H. Midkifr,
DH-4: Captain A. B. Simonin, DH-4,
nd Lieutenant W. C. Brown.
One Filer to Try It Over.
Lieutenant H. H. George also com--pleted
a round trip to Toronto, land
ing at 7:37, but as he wae dissatisfied
with the time he made on the flight to
Toronto, he re-entered there and must
return to Toronto to complete his
flight. He will start his return flight
fn the morning.
An airplane has gone out across Lake
Ontario to search for Lieutenant H. G.
Slater, one of the American entries in
the international derby, who left Buf
falo at 15:47 P. M. and who has not yet
arrived here. The Toronto life-saving
crew also has been notified and has
joined in the search. It is believed that
Slater, who was on the last leg of his
flight, probably started across the lake, !
although several of the flyers have
come by way of Hamilton.
Colonel W. G. Barker, famous Cana
dian airman, flying a captured Ger
man Fokker, completed the round trip
from Toronto to New lork at 9:65 A. M.
A record for long-distance flying is
claimed for Major Rudolph Schroeder,
who Tuesday completed the race to
New York and return. In actual flying
time Major Schroeder was In the air
9 houra and 35 minutes
The winners of ail cash prizes offered
in the Toronto-New York air race, with
the exception of three, will be deter
mined by comparisons between the the
oretical accomplishments of the planes,
based on the strength of their engines
and other qualifications and their ac
tual time accomplishments, time in
making the flights from one city to
of Pacific Stales Concern as
C.eneial Offices.
a thoroughly trained military lawyer
A home for the Pacific States Fire
.iti ih. i ii o ii i hi c uuiiiiiii , , 1 1 1 v. 1 1 nan no ucu-
. . u " . . , v , quarters in Portland. was secured
fnl u. Z , -h ."' ,? Pre:d" Wednesday through the purchase by the
mrtl I - 'vlser at all courts- , copanv f the Gordon hotel, located
martial. I on the northeast corner of Yamhill and
' mmbr rt,rt "com-1 w, Park ,,.. Tne ,Uding wa8
mended that more care should be taken ,...,,. fPom Herhert i:nrrton the
In obtaining counsel for accused sol-
consideration being given as 1100.000.
"rV greater enorts d. The blliiding is five stories In height
. . ... ..... i-i. ... ileum. nd f,re. 50 feet on each street.
ing prisoners to trial In order to lessen
their period
guard house.
of confinement In
Cainain SHlrr Leave for han Kran-cl-o
to A r ranee for Vlit of Ar
niada to Columbia Waters.
The Pacific States com nan v has been
tnc considering1 a permanent home for some
time, and the deal was closed yester
day by T. H. Williams, secretary and
manager of the company. Remodeling
of the structure will start on Decem
ber 1 and on January 1 the company
expects to occupy the first floor and
the basement. Later it Is expected to
move into the second floor also and
ultimately to occupy the entire build
in c. The company is at present occu
pying the second floor of the Title &
Trust building.
Because of lease which does not ex
pire until next year, the building will
continue to be operated as a hotel for
some months.
Free admission to theaters, baseball
rames. amusement parks and free
transportation on al! street cars, is the
treat the reception committee for the
Pacific fleet hopes to arrange fur a!l
members of the crews of the various
ships expected in Portland Harbor next
A meetinjC of the chairmen of com
ml tiers was held Wednesday In Mayor
Bakers office, where general plans
were discussed. Captain Speier and sev
eral bar and river pilots left Portland
last night for San Francisco, where
they will confer with Admiral Hodman
and Secretary Daniels in connection
with the prepared visit of the fleet to
th Columbia river. Lester W. Hum
phreys, general chairman of the com
mit tet-. may go lo San Francisco on
Saturday night, but this defmil has not
yet been derided l.y Mr. Humphreys.
The committee has decided to give
very man in the fleet an opportunity
to view the Columbia Kiver highway
and to furnish lunch for the visitors
at BonneviNe. Dances will be con
ducted for the' men and a grand ball
will be held in honor of the officers,
Arrngrr .itts w;ll be made for auto
mobiles to be placed at the disposrl of
Secretary Daniels and Admiral Rodman.
The i-oronmtee hopes that sufficient
automobiles will be obtained so that
officers may view the city and sur
roundings at any time.
I the other and back, regardless of which
I macnine tinisnea nrsi, n was expiaineu
'today at the American Flying club, un
der whose auspices the contest is be
ing conducted.
There are eight cash prizes, the first
of which Is I3UU0. and all except the
three referred to, which are offered for
speed, will be based on the handicap
ping calculations made prior to the
race. These calculations were designed
to give approximate time in which the
planes would fly over the course.
Five cash prizes will be awarded to
the pilots of the planes whose actual
performances approach nearest to the
handicap time. In addition to these
prizes, three others will be awarded
for speed, regardless of the handicaps,
and the American Flying club has of
fered a trophy to the Canadian pilot
who makes the fastest flight. The
Aero club of Canada has offered a tro
phy to be awarded to an American en
trant under the same conditions.
150 Dozen
All-Silk Ties
Regularly $1 and $1.50
5 for $4
These ties are in new patterns and colorings.
Men can stock up for fall at a price that will save
them considerable. I suggest early choosing
selling will be rapid.
Men's Haberdashery Dept.
Main Floor
I wHh-T .11: rTJ T j ! I i-ffil
Cily lo Pay for Preparation
oT Books and Lists.
The city council agreed to the pay
ment of a portion of the expense of
the election held on June 3. but re
fused to pay $6435.32. demanded by
the county commissioners. One item
in the bill amounting to S364.42
for salaries for stenographers and
clerks In preparing the books and
voters lists was objected to by the
In a report submitted by City Attor
ney LaBoche. the attention of the coun
cil is called to the decision made by
Circuit Judge Uatcns in which he said
the preparation of the election books
and lists was necessary and would be
required even though the city had no
Interest in the election and therefore
the city was not obliged to share In the
payment of this expense. The remain
der of the bill, however, will be paid
by the city.
FIeH The Oregnnian classified ads.
Hlchuay Between Redmond and
Bond to Get Macadam.
BEND, Or., Aug:. 28. (Special.) As
the result of correspondence carried on
by the roads committee of the Bend
Commercial club, the committee has
received an offer from the state high
way. commission to lay a macadam sur
facing at a cost of approximately 1 75,
0U0, on that portion of The Dalles-California
highway lying between Bend
and Redmond, providing the county will
first prepare the grade.
This part of the work, it is estimated,
will cost 60,000. Acting on the state
commission's offer, the commercial club
this noon went on record as urging the
county court to accept the proposition
without delay.
Beans, Corn and Peas Most Popular
at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Beans, corn and peas, in the
order named, are the most popular
items in the list of staple foods sold by
the government, at the Vancouver post
office. The first day's sales amounted to
(800, representing about seven tons of
foodstuff. Most orders are under $10,
the average being $11.
The department plans to order one-
third of a carload of rooasturis.
Figures Given for Committee's
Guidance Are Made Public,
Letter . Declures.
Charges that some member of the fair-
price committee violated his word by
giving out figures which were pre
sented to the committee in confidence
at an executive session, at which no
outsiders were present, are made by
the Portland bakers in a recent letter
to Food Administrator Newell. The fig
ures referred to are those giving sal
aries which some of the bakers were
said to be paying themselves.
The bakers also declared Wednesday
that they had offered to pay for the
cost of an audit of their books by a
certified public accountant, chosen by
the committee, and to abide by the ver
dict given by him. This offer was not
accepted, they say. and they have re-J
newed it.
The letter of protest sent to Mr. New
ell by the Master Bakers' association
is as follows:
A few days ago we, in sood faith, gave
figures to the food price-fixing committee at
an executive session. We were assured that
whatever figures we gave would be treated
as confidential. August 21 there appeared
in a front-page article of an afternoon news
paper an attack on the bakers, in which
were quoted some of these figures.
As there were present no one except mem
bers of the price-fixing committee, we feel
that 'some member had violated his word and
our confidence. We call this to your at
tention because we feel that the personnel
of the price-fixing committee should be
above suspicion and that not only we, but
all business people who appear before it,
should know that they are submitting their
case to people who not only desire earnestly
to be fair, but who likewise keep to them
selves facts given In confidence for their
Suspected Bootleggers Are Chased
Mile and Half.
In the chase of two suspected boot
leggers down Uinnton road Wednesday
Charles W. Beaver, officer of the war
emergency department, emptied his pis
tol at the automobile of the suspects.
The chase ended one mile and a half
the other side of Linnton when the of
ficer caught up with the machine. Then
the driver swerved the car, forcing the
oiricers motorcycle into the ditch.
In his report to Lieutenant Thatcher,
Beaver said he had been warned that
two men would pass out the Linnton
road with a carload of liquor, and he
lay in wait about two miles north of
Gasco. When the car answering the
description passed he overhauled it and
ordered the driver to stop. The driver,
however, sped up to about 60 miles
an hour and attempted to make his get
away. The orilcer fired five shots at
the car, several of which took effect
in the top of the machine.
Officer Beaver reported that there
was something in the rear of the car
covered with a canvas. He said the
number of the car was smeared with
grease and dust so it could not be
Recently Enacted Law In Sonora
Mexico, Declared t oBe Unjust.
DOUGLAS, Ariz. The Chinese of So
nora, against whom the recently enact
ed 80. per cent law requiring the em
ployment of 80 per cent Mexican labor
or clerical help in all enterprises of
businesses was said to be directed par
ticularly, have appealed through the
French consul at Hermosillo, Sonora, to
the Chinese legation in Mexico City
for assistance.
His Highness T. K. Fong, in charge
of the affairs of China in Mexico, in a
statement made in the Mexican capital
said he had been advised of the activi
ties of President Arana of Magdalena,
Sonora, who has been touring Sonora
speaking against the Chinese and re
cently caused the arrest of a number
of Chinese merchants in Magdalena un
der the 80 per cent law.
Mr. Fong said that if the law had re
quired employment of 30 or even 40 per
cent Mexicans, more could have com
plied, but of the Chinese business men
of the west coast, he said, only three
or four had establishments of suf
ficient size to allow employment of
the number of clerks the law dictated.
He had been informed, he said, that the
states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarat
had begun violent agitation against the
Chinese in an effort to restrict immi
gration and for that reason his legation
had advised that no more Chinese be
ollowed to penetrate those territories,
A picture that out-thrills the biggest thriller.
The life and death combat on the floor of the
ocean between two men with knives is a screen
sensation that cannot be forgotten.
i'The Lone Star
House's Son-ln-Law Back.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Gordon
Auchincloss, a New Tork lawyer and
son-in-law or coionei r.. m. Mouse, wno
acted as one of the legal advisers of
the American peace delegation at Paris,
arrived in Washington today and con
ferred with staf department officials.
Fitc Will Go to Big Convention at
New Orleans.
Marshall N. Dana. Charles F. Berg.
W. P. Strandborg. Fred L. Kelley and
Colonel Waiter D. Whitcomb will b
the delegates from the Portland Ad
club who W'l attend the annual con
vention of the Associated Advertising
Clubs of the World to convene at New
Orleans September Zi. The delegates
wt: elected Wednesday at the regu
lar weekly meeting of the rlub in th
crystal room of the Hotel Benson.
Ad club members accepted the chal
lenge of the other clubs a presented
by Strandborg, chairman of the state
committee for the American women's
AoapUal acrvlcc. and started Wednes-
IO nuJUUax- people unre
ontflurV "ten. "footers' tides
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To A Birthday Party
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that they go instead to central and
southern Mexico, where no such feeling
or agitation existed.
Mr. Fong added that he had been as
sured by the foreign department that
it would investigate conditions in So
nora and Sinaloa and would see that
the Chinese enjoyed the same rights
and guarantees enjoyed by any other
foreigners. This, of course, would
mean that the Sonora law, if directed
particularly against the Chinese, would
become inoperative.
Salem police were looking for Frank
Smith, who is charged with raising a
check issued by a Turner rancher by
the name of Lathrop from $20 to $40.
and passing it on a merchant of the
latter city. Reports reaching the police
here indicate that Smith has left the
country, and probably is bound for San
Francisco, where he has relatives.
Check-Raising Is Charged.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 28. (Special.)
The origin of jitney is unknown. In
Russia it is used to signify a small coin
corresponding to our nickel. The so
called jitney bu, that is, a vehicle giv
ing automobile service over regular
routes at a 5-cent fare, made its first
appearance in Kansas City, and spread
from there rapidly to other cities.
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