Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 29, 1919, Page 6, Image 6

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25-Day Tour iivAid of Peace
Pact to Start Wednesday.
Sea I tie May Be Included Entire
Route to Be Announced To-
day, Sajs Tumulty.
WASHINGTON". Auk. IS. President
Wilson will leave Washington next
Wednesday on a tour of the country to
rive account to the people of the nego
tiation of the treaty of Versailles,
nouncement today, finally putting at
rest rumors current during the past
few weeks that the proposed trip which
would take the president to the Pacific
wast, had been abanacnea. ine inp
will occupy IS days, ar d speeches ap
pealing for the immed ate ratification
of the peace treaty without change
will be made In the principal cities of
the west.
The opening address. Secretary Tum
ulty said, will be at Columbus, onlo.
next Thursday, probably In the evening
Knltre Rratr Il-ontrucrd.
Eleventh-hour changes by President
Wilson prevented announcement today
of the completed Itinerary a.i hud been
planned. White House officials workea
far into last night completing the de
tails of the tour, but today when It was
sent to the president he made sugni
. homes that necessitated reconstruct
inr the entire route. Announcement
will therefore be made tomorrow, Sec
, retary Tumulty said tonight.
Some of the stops en route to the
Pacific coast have become known, and
according to the best information avail
able, the second speech will oe mane at
Indtanapolt'. followed by speeches at
St. Louis, Kansas City and Topeka in
the order named. From the latter city
the presidential party will go to Omaha,
therce to Sioux Kalis. S. D., ait. Paul
or alincnapolts and Bismarck. N. O.
arlkrt,ra Itinerary Give.
Then will follow speeches at Billings
and Helena. Mont.: Coeur d'Alene, lda
i ho: bpokane. possibly Seattle; Port
land. Or: San Francisco. Los Angeles
and San Diego. Speeches may be made
from the train between these cities, but
it Is known that the president is op
posed tij baking open-air addresses.
On returning from the Pacific coat.
tops will be made, it is believed, at
Ken.). Nev.; Salt Lake City. Denver and
Oklahoma City: thence the president
will proceed south and eastward, prob
ably to Louisville. Ky. It Is not be
lieved the president will go very far
Into the southwestern . and southern
states, however.
(Continued Kroiit. Pa 3.)
engineer to be employed in the work
was empowered to both interpret and
rev i Me plana and .specification, and all
such conditions were subject to the
engineer's approval, hinrtfnic both the
povernnient and the Siema-Carey-H. S.
Kerbaugh corporation without any
rijrht of appeal.
The railroad contract, dated May 18.
was handed to John 1. Kyan. director
of aircraft, who had approved the $26,
000, Out) spruce contract, dated May 12.
for which the railroad ostensibly was
to be built.
"Mr. Kyan was a member of the ex
ecutive committee of the Milwaukee
road; he was a director of the Milwau
kee road, and the secretary of war ex
cused him from fcinnins any approval,
which formally was performed by Mr.
Stettin. u at the secretary's request.
A Milwaukee road division enpineor,
Mott Sawyer by name, waa commis
sioned' a major and (riven extraordinary
power of interoretaiio-n and revision
of plans described In the contract.
Nineteen thousand acres of timber
lands, belonging to 'the Milwaukee
Land company, a closely allied organi
sation to the Milwaukee Ilailroad com
pany, are benefited by larfrely In
creased values through the extension
of this same line. Mr. Sawyer was the
engineer in charge of construction and
is now an assistant to the president
of the Milwaukee railroad.
"The following facts then appear
Xrom the testimony:
"1. The Milwaukee railroad officials
and Milwaukee engineers apparently
controlled the location and determina
tion of the roud that has been built.
"2. The 36-mile route is not that ap
proved by the chief signal officer of
the secretary of war, and cost six times
as much as a IS. mile roud to tide
water at Clallam bay.
"3. This spruce could also have
been reached by an extension of rail
roads from Srays Harbor on the coast
or by any . locum railroad built
through the spruce country, or by other
available routes. Including either the
Ieeo Creek, the Fysht or the Clallam
4. Thii Lake Crescent line !
of particular value to the Milwaukee
railroad as It shortens its proposed line
to Grays Harbor from 30 to SO miles,
by a cut-off over the mountains. It U
a l4.Cori.00" road built by the govern
ment that will eventually form a link
In the Milwaukee extension to the
sputh along the coast. Reputable
witnesses have testified before this
committee that a good logging road, 15
miles long, to the same spruce couid
have been built In 19 IS for $Z 00.000
from CialUim Hay and saved a iitf-mtle ,
haul necessary under the Lake Crescent ,
Ryaa In up re me Control.-
"John P. Kyan was the government '
director of aircraft from May to Pe- j
cember. l'-MV and in a position of su
preme authority throughout that
period, besules being a member of the ;
board of directors at the executive
committee of the Milwaukee railroad.
Mr. Kyan was president of the Mon
tana Power company that holds valu
able cor tc acts for furnishing electric
power wlh which to operate the west
ern por; ion of t he Milwaukee system.
"Mr. Il an approved the f J".rt'0.(00
spruce contract, dated May 12, r.Ms.nd
he knew the construction of this rail-,
road was for the purpose of carrying
out the execution of the spruce con-J
tract which he had already approved. i
"Milwaukee railroad officials appar-
ently determined the route. A Mil
waukee innior built the road. Mr.
Ryan personally examined It in July. ;
1 1 !, according to Information received.
He was in a position of authority to,
determine all matters relating to the i
character or location of the road, and, J
if necessary, mas empowered to cancel f
any contract. His absolute power made I
him master of the situation from and t
after the sicning of the spruce and rail
way contracts which were executed In
the east.
Two SawHillU Coat 2. 000,000. I
-It also appears from the evidence!
before this committee that two saw-j
nulls, one at Lake Pleasant and the
other at Tort Angeles, were being built
at the time of the armistice by the J
Siems-Carey-H. S. Kerbnugh corpora-
Hon under their f Jo.Oov.rtott spruce con- ,
tract at a cost of over $ S.0iM,e. The
contract waa automat.cally canceled by I
the sixains, of . the arraiatue.. .These'
mills are now being junked by the gov
ernment with a 10 per cent salvage
"The total sawing capacity of the
coast Is given by the spruce production
corporation at 9,000.000,000 feet of. urn
ber annually upon an eight-hour day
basis. This amount of production could
easily, have been doubled in case of
necessity and was sufficient, under
commandeering powers possessed by
the government, to have cut every
spruce tree on the coast that could be
logged and would have provided suf
ficient lumber for 1,000.000 airplanes if
logs were to have been had, whereas,
according to undisputed testimony, not
one American-built fighting plane or
bombing plane ever reached the battle
front during the 20 months of our war
with Germany.
Delay of Sales Asked.
"John D. Ryan, In his letter to the
secretary of war submitted in the Ray
Investigation, conducted by the war
department, declared that the Slems-Carey-H.
S. Kerbaugh corporation's
mill at Port Angeles was 'absolutely
necessary This waa in reply to the
charge made in writing by government
intelligence officer. Major Howes, that
the Milwaukee railroad was seeking to
dominate the lumber industry of Washington.
'Additional facts before the commit
tee are of such importance that you are
hereby respectfully requested to delay
the proposed sale of railroads, mills
and timber tracts until a full investi
gation can be had by your department.
To this end any bids which might be re
ceived should be held subject to final
decision by the proper authorities if
deemed advisable.
"It is believed from the foregoing
facts, as set forth, that approximately i
95,000,000 were squandered, misapplied
and converted to the uses of the Mil
waukee railroad Interests. And such
acts were permitted by men in post
tions of authority whose duty it was to
prevent such wasteful and unnecessary
"In order to awaken public sent!
ment to the situation presented we
would rather see this railroad and th
mills scrapped than to have the gov
ernment sell them to the Chicago, Mil
waukee A St. Paul railroad for an in
significant percentage of their cost
The facts here presented speak for
themselves and further investigation
may disclose conditions upon which
recovery can be had against John D.
Ryan and others who are responsible
for the wasteful expenditure of public
Witness Found 1st Portland.
The discovery of an important and
hitherto unanticipated witness, now In
Portland, led the congressional com
mittee to defer Its trip to the Lincoln
county spruce operations, and to an
nounce the holding of a session this
morning. The witness is said to be in
possession of facts that will throw
flood of light upon the administration
of affairs by General Diaque and the
spruce production corporation.
The first hearing in Portland, ac
cording to the announcement, will
open this moriing at 10 o'clock, in the
assembly room of the Portland Press
club, on the second floor of the Elks
building, available through the cour
tesy of the board of directors of the
Tomorrow morning the committee
will leave for the Toledo district, where
the two lines of spruce railroad will be
Inspected, as well as the Blodgett tract
or timber and the 91.000,000 mill at
Toledo. Members of the committee will
acquaint themselves with the nature of
the several projects and return to Port
land either Sunday or Monday, taking
up their sessions at 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning. It is believed that the Port
land inquiry will consume a week or
ten days.
Members of the congressional com
mittee who arrived yesterday morning
from Seattle and who are at the Hotel
Henson are: Chairman James A. Frear
of Wisconsin, republican: Representa
tive W. V. Ma gee of New York, re
publican, and Representative Clarence
F. .Lea of California, democrat.
Strike Vote to Be Called if Cos
of Living Stays Up.
Resolution Commending Efforts to
Get Out Spruce at Cut-up Plant
Overwhelmingly Voted Down.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 28.
(Special.) A resolution indorsing Gen
eral Urice P. Disque in his manage
ment of the spruce production division
was voted down at the meeting of the
Commercial club last night. The reso
lutlon which the club refused to un
derwrite is as follows:
Whereas, Undr the good Judgment and
upervialon of tnerai lince P. DisQue. the
prune rut-up pant of the federal military
icrvlrc waa 1 orated In the most logical point
for its aurcMaful operation at Vancouver,
Wart.; and.
Whereas. Under the extreme'y adverse
condition and impediments of belna; obliged
to construct said plant by and with the
service and labor of Inexperienced men and
durlns weather In an inclement sason of
the year which made such construction
almost Impossible; and.
Whereas, during said construction he was
also hindered by and waa obliged to over
come adverts and unpatriotic propajounda
circulated among certain of hi he'.pers, and.
Whereat. In spite of the labor and weather
conditions above set forth he was able in a
term of about 45 working days during the
winter season to construct and bring into
operation the largest mill of Its kind aver
b'jtlt. which waa able to trn out 1.000.000
leet per any or airpiane lumoer, ine largest
output by one Institution ever manufactured;
Whereas, The said plant was the largest
and moat productive Institution of Its kind
ver constructed by the hand of man In the
given time, and.
Whereas. By said most remarkable con
struction and efficiency the United States
government was able to make such pro
duction of airplanes that the control of the
air was assumed and maintained by the
allies In the late war; and.
Whereas. By said airplane production the
turning point of the war was made and said
war was won; be it
Resolved. That we hereby Indorse and
commend the military administration of Gen
eral BrK-e P. Ulsque In his control and
rnana(ment of the spruce production di
vision of the United States military activ
ities at Vancouver. Wash.
The Lyric onens Sunday, 1 P. M. Adv.
Heal Skin Diseases
It is unnecessary for you to suffer
with eczema, blotches, ringworm, rashes
and similar skin troubles. Zemo, ob
tained at any drug store for 35c, or
$1.00 for extra large bottle, and prompt
ly applied will usually give instant relief
from itching torture. It cleanses and
soothes the skin and heals quickly and
effectively most skin diseases.
Zemo is a wonderful, penetrating, -disappearing
liquid and is soothing to
the most delicate skin. It is not greasy,
is easily applied and costs little. Get
it today and save all further distress.
The E. W. Eos Co, Cleveland, a
Total of 2,500,000 Railroad Men
In Similar Case Wilson Ofrer
Meanwhile Accepted.
WASHINGTON. Au. 28. Industrial
peace in the United States, according
to the executive council of the railroad
shop crafts, depends on the results
the government can show in the next
su uays In ita campaign to reduce the
cost oi living.
That time limit was tacitly set out
today by the executive council in sug
gesting to union locals throughout the
country tnat President Wilson's com
promise offer in response to their de
mands for higher wages should be ac
cepted pending the outcome of the ef-
tort to restore a normal price level.
Jf the cost of living does not come
down the 500.000 members of the shop
crafts would reserve the right to
strike for more money and with them
probably would be associated the re
mainder of the 2.500.000 railroad em
ployes, all of whom have been con
sidering the same problem.
t rinru la Relieved.
The letter of the executive council
served to compose somewhat the un
easiness felt in official circles over the
immediate labor situation and to focua
attention on- the legal measures being
directed by Attorney-General Palmer
and his assistant. Judge Ames, to take
the inflation oat of prices and to punish
hoarders and profiteers.
"In our opinion," the letter said, "the
next 90 days will bring the entire situ
ation to a head, and if a strike is to
take place every class of railroad em
ployes should be willing to join in the
movement, share their full measure of
responsibility, and not leave the Issue
to be decided by the 22 per cent of the
railroad employes represented by the
federated trades."
Criticism I. Eipertrd.
Apprehension was evident, however.
both in the letter and in the conversa
tion of the international officers that
the men might not be willing to accept
the suggestion that the quesion of a
strike be left In the hands of the ex
ecutive council, and a suspension of
work to be ordered only after "a rea
sonable time" had made it clear that
such a step was necessary to afford
relief. The letter said the proposal
was certain to draw criticisms from i
individuals "who have not as yet Indi
cated a desire to listen to reason.
Attorney-General Palmer had said
that a few convictions for flagrant
cases of profiteering and hoarding
would end that trouble within 60 days.
late plans for the organization of a f
Clarke county fruit-growers associa- j
lion was appointed Luoay uy nana
Russell, president of the Clarke County
Prune Growers association at 'a meet
ing of the association. The committee
consists of Fred Brooker, W. H. Wood.
Henry Crass, Robert Webster and J.
L. Davies.
Plans were discussed for the forma
tion of an association of the prune 'and
other fruit to pool their in
terests in packing and marketing their
products. J. O. Holt of the' Eugene
Fruit-Growers association, and R. C.
Paul us, of the Salem Fruit-Growers
association spoke. Mr. Paulus said it
would be necessary to cast, pride aside
and co-operate with the Oregon asso
ciation In marketing.
J. W. Shaw, of the Prunarians, aleo
addressed the meeting.
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$5000 a Tear Left to Widows f
Talt and Roosevelt in Will
Just Made Public.
NEW TORE, Aug. 2S. The will of
Andrew Carnegie, made puolic today,
estimates the value of the ironmaster's
istate at between 125,000,000 and $30,-
000.000. -
The will leaves the real estate and all
the works of art and household goods
to Mrs. Carnegie. The financial pro
visions for Mrs. Carnegie and her
daughter, Mrs. Miller, were made dur
ing Mr. Carnegie s lifetime.
A statement issued by Elihu Root,
Jr., says that Mr. Carnegie's public
gifts and charities during his life time
exceeded 1 350,000.000.
The fourth article of the will con
tains a series of legacies to charitable
institutions, while the fifth article con
tains annuities to relatives and friends.
The Carnegie corporation of New York
is the residuary legatee.
An Annuity of $10,000 is made to
former President Taft and annuities of
$5000 each to Mrs. Grover Cleveland
and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, widows
of former presidents.
An annuity of 110,000 . is also be
queathed to Premier Lloyd George of
Public bequests Include Cooper Un
ion, New York, J60.000; Pittsburg uni
versity, $200,000; relief fund of the
Authors' club of New York, $300,000;
Hampton Institute, Va $300,000: Stev
ens Institute, Hoboken, N. J., $100,000;
St. Andrew's society of - New York
e Time
GRAY'S is the store in which you should buy them. If you
would have your money purchase the maximum in value. -
Through our cash-selling- Profit-Sharing policy you save one
half the regulation profit charged by other stores. Make com
parison arid judge for yourself.
' Our business has increased more than twice since we adopted
this efficiency policy. Proof enough than it's good for you and
good for us.
Compare Gray's
$30 ,'
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores for
$35 and $40
Compare Gray's
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores for 1
$45 and $50 .
Compare Gray's
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores for
$55 and $60
Saionji at Toklo From Paris; Diet
to Get No Chance at Treaty.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Marquis
Salonjt, former Japanese minister of
foreign affairs, has arrived In Toklo
from Paris. He was a member of the
Japanese peace delegation and it is
expected that his return with a per
sonal report to the government will
result in hastening action by the Jap
anese government on the peace treaty.
Notwithstanding the efforts of the
opposition party in the diet to have the
peace treaty submitted to that body,
the government has decided to follow
the established custom and consider
the Paris convention as an executive
Gofourg Youth Vins Leniency by
Confession of Act.
ALBANY. Or., Aug. 28. (Special.)
Henry Cole, IS, of Coburg, who was
indicted by the Linn county grand jury
this week on a charge of forgeryj was
arraigned, pleaded guilty, waived time,
was sentenced and paroled, all in a few
minutes in the state circuit court here
today. Cole admitted that he had forged
the name fit Walter Tyler, an Albany
young man, to a $15 check on the Al
bany State bank, which he cashed at
an Albany cigar store June 24. He was
then sentenced to servo an indeter
minate term in the penitentiary.
Because of his youth, previous good
reputation, the fact that he was the
Oldest child of a -widowed mother and
his confession and expression of an in
tention not to repeat the offense, the
district attorney's office recommended
his parole, which was granted by Judge
Detachment in Pursuit of Silesian
Fugitives Defeated.
(Copyrlg-ht by the w York World. Pub-
nsnen oy arrangement, f
LONDON, Aug. 28. (Special Cable.)
General Halter's American Polish
troops repulsed a German detachment
whicn had pursued some Silesian fugi
tives over the border, the Morning
Post's special correspondent In Poland
says. Four Germans were killed and
eight wounded.
There have been 8000 deportations
from the Polish districts of Silesia to
Germany, the correspondent adds, and
20,000 Silesian miners have fled to
Committee to Outline Organization!
for Parking and Marketing.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) A committee of five to formu-
Shipments From Yakima Supplement
Valley Product.
LEBANON, Or., Aug. 28. (Special.)
For the first time in the history of Linn
county, carload shipments of Bartlett
pears are coming into tnis county rrom
the state of Washington. The Willam
ette valley has been for many y'ears
reported to be a great fruit district,
and especially pears, but this year the
Lebanon cannery cannot get them in
quantities to supply the demands of the
cannery for canning purposes and mak
ing preserves, and as a consequence are
getting them from Yakima county.
Wash., in carload lots.
Three carloads were received the first
three days of this week. The cannery
has taken all the marketable local pears
offered and is paying good prices.
Brothers Plead Not Guilty. .
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 28. (Special.)
George Brotherton and William Broth
erton brothers of Eugene, who were in
dicted by the Linn county grand jury
this week on a charge of larceny in a
warehouse, were arraigned before Judge
Kelly in the state circuit court here
today and pleaded not guilty. They
will be tried next week. The two men
are accused of stealing 300 pounds of
wool from the warehouse of Albert
Sternberg, in this city, on the morning
of June 18 last.
. ' - car assess-?,,-.
Hi in.
Director-General of Railroads
Spokane.Portland &Seattle R.R.
Train Schedules
Labor Day, September 1st
. Clatsop Beach and Astoria
On Monday evening;, Sept. 1, special and regular trains
will be run from Clatsop Beach points and Astoria to
Portland as follows:
Leave Seaside . .
Leave Gearkart
Leave Astoria .
Arrive Portland
No. 24
3i40 P. M.
3 1-47 P. M.
4:43 P. M.
8:65 P. BL
2nd No. 24
B:10 P. M.
SslS P. M.
6:1.". P. M.
9:30 P. AL
3rd o. 34
S:!HS P. M.
6:01 P. M.
7rtlO P. M.
10:15 P. M.
No. 32
:40 P. M.
:47 P. l.
7::t5 P. M.
10:50 P. 31.
Special trains stop at Surf, Wahannah and Columbia
Beach only to receive passengers, and make no stops
east of Astoria. Regular trains will make usual schedule
O-W. R. & N. trains from North Beach points will
arrive Astoria 4:15 and 6:30 P. M., connecting with
regular No. 24 and special 3d No. 24, shown above, for
7 off on Furnishings and Hats when purchase amounts
$4.00 or more. Contract goods excepted.
Gray's Values Will Tell
English Market Will Be Flooded
Unless Imports Are Restricted,
Declares Manufacturer.
(Copyright by the tkew York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
LONDON, Aug. 28. (Special Cable.)
The motor car manufacturers'! Birm
ingham are greatly concerned over the
situation created by freeing American
imports. Mr. McCormack. of Wolsey
Motors, Ltd., told the Daily Mail cor
respondent he understands that the so
ciety of British motor manufacturers
is making protests to the government.
If imports of motor cars ar not
restricted." said Mr. McCormack, "there
is grave danger that the British mar
kets will be flooded r.ext season, the
efforts of British manufacturers and
cyganizers for mass production will be
frustrated, and thousands of people who
might have found employment in the
motor industry will be idle. British
motor manufacturers will be compelled
to revert to the pre-war practice of
limited production, and consequently
high costs."
The Lanchester Motor company, Ltd.,
will retaliate by selling Lanchester
cars in the United States. It believes
there is a good market in America for
Royce-Rolls, Damler and Lanchester
You Are Invited -To
A Birthday Party
3 T
To Be Given By
Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
The Electric Railways
of the United States are
facing bankruptcy. Pres
ident Wilscii has appoint
ed a special Commission
(known as the Pres
ident's Commission) to
make a thorough in
vestigation from every
angle. The President's
Commission is now in
session at Washington
taking testimony of rail
way men, labor leaders,
manufacturers, city offi
cials, bankers, anyone
Learn theTRUTH.
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