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VOL. XX.XIV.-XO. . ", , PORTLAND, OREGON
WILSON FIGHTS FOR
HIS POLITICAL LIFE
Issue With Bryan Is
FORCES TO BE ASSEMBLED
Message to Congress and Ad
dresses to Ask Support.
REPUBLICAN AID WANTED
JOx-Sccretary Meanwhile In Statc
( merit Asks Himself What Plans
Arc and Iteplies They Have
Kot Been Formulated.
' 8T JOHN' CALLAM O'LAl'GHLIN.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. (Special.)
As a result of William Jennings Bry
an's denunciation of his National de
fense programme. President Wilson has
come to realize that he is embarked
upon a bitter struggle with the Ne
braskan for the leadership and control
of the Democratic party.
The President realizes, however, that
the feeling that will be aroused while
the clash with Mr. Bryan and his fol
lowers is in progress will gravely im
perii his own chances of re-election.
President Mobilises Resources.
In view of this realization of the
JJemocratie situation it is the intention
of the President to utilize all the re
sources at his disposal to gain a deci
sive victory. He intends to confer
rersonally with Democratic leaders of
both the Senate and the House. He
will insist that the Democrats of these
two Chambers shall hold caucuses and
enforce the caucus rule that the deci
eion of the majority is binding upon
ile also will favor cloture in the
Senate and the reporting of rules in
the Ho -ie. which will enable the shut
ting oft of debate and the casting of
votes when the time for action is at
Appeal Made fop Support.
Besides the use of these weapons, the
President intends, in his annual address
to Congress, and in speeches Tie will
deliver from lime to time, to strengthen
public sentiment in support of the de
fense programme which he regards as
necessary to prepare ourselves "to vin
dicate our right to independent and un
molested action by making the force
that is in use ready for action."
Finally the President will appeal for
the support of the Republican Senators
and Representatives. It was with this
purpose in mind that in his address
before the Manhattan Club, of New
York, he declared he would ask for the
hearty support of the country, of the
rank and file of America, of men of all
shades of political opinion.
Bryan's Plans Kot Formulated.
No one realizes more than Mr. Bryan
the power of the President. In a state
ment he issued today in which he asks
himself the question: "What plans
have you made for opposing the Presi
dent's programmer he gave the
answer: "I have no plans formulated."
The inference, of course, is that he
Is formulating plans and that he will
be ready to put them into effect when
the proper time arrives. Mr. Bryan,
proclaiming .himself as a mere" "coun
try editor," asserted in a. series of ques
tions that it was neither disloyal nor
unpatriotic for a Democrat to differ
from a Democratic President on a non
partisan issue. He did not reiterate
his own friendship for the President,
but he asked why should "a Demo
crat's" friendship for the President be
questioned "because he differs from
the President on an issue like this,
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1 1 rf FYPFm??nlMiNy LIVES LOST Ifl
rORTL.SD WORK MAY BE UN
' DER MAY IX JANUARY.
Draftsmen Work Night and Day
With View or Advertising for
Bids Before Close f Year.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Nov. 6. Plans for the new
Portland postoffice building are being
expedited as the result of Secretary
McAdoos recent visit to the Pacific
Coast and the Treasury Department
has been assured by Architect Ilobart
in San Francisco, that all the drawings
wiir bo ready for approval not later
than December 1. Part of the draw
ings were submitted to the supervis
ing architect a month ago, but com
Plete drawings never have been for
warded to Washington.
After, his visit to Portland Mr. Mc
Adoo brought pressure to bear on Mr.
Hobart, with the result that his drafts
men are now working night and day
and expect to finish in three weeks.
The plans when completed will be re
viewed by the supervising architect
and he then will prepare the specifi
cations. Assistant Secretary Newton said to
day he hoped to advertise for bids be
fore the close of the year and expected
to award the contract and get the
work under way some time in Janu
ary. WOMAN DEFIES OFFICIALS
Owner of Dairy Herd Says She Will
Shoot to Protect Cattle.
CHICAGO. Nov. 6. Mrs. Scott Du
raud, wealthy owner of a prize dairy
herd, today, threatened to shoot any
state officials who came to her farm
to harm any of her cattle. She re
cently saved the cattle from slaughter
when suspected of foot-and-mouth dis
ease by an injunction.
Mrs. Durand today armed her em
ployes. "I will shoot the first person who
attempts to harm any of my cattle,"
she said. "I have a revolver of my
own, and I intend to use it."
HOLLAND INTERNS U-BOAT
Stranded Vessel and Its Crew Taken
in Charge by Government.
LONDON, Nov. 6. The Amsterdam
correspondent of the Exchange Tele
graph Company says that a German
submarine which stranded near Ter
scbelling. has been interned with its
crew by the Dutch government.
The German submarine U-8 was
towed into Terschelling by a Dutch life
boat on November 4, after the under
water boat had stranded and had made
signals of distress. A dispatch from
The Hague said the submarine was be
ing closely guarded.
ALASKA VOLCANOES SMOKE
Two Great Peaks and Four Tall
Cones Heretofore Inactive Revive.
SEWARD. Alaska, Nov. 6. The great
volcanic peaks, lliamna (12,000 feet)
and Redoubt (11,300 feet), on the west
shore of Cook inlet, are smoking.
These volcanoes were active in the
Summer of 1913 and afterward sub
sided. Four tall cones northwest of Re
doubt, which oldtimers have never
known to be active before, have their
chimneys busy. The Cook Inlet coun
try has never known so many volcanoes
Escaped Woman Is Found.
GRESHAM. Or., Nov. 6. (Special.)
Mrs. John Larson, who has been close
ly watched because of her mental con
dition, escaped from her home early
thi3 morning and wandered off scantily
clad. A party of 75 searchers went out
ill quest of her as soon as her absence
was discovered. She was found about
a mile from the house, attempting to
hide, wedsed In between two logs.- She
will be examined as to her sanity.
PICTORIAL SIDELIGHTS ARE
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORXTXH ynvBMPirn -.-.-.
12 Known Dead, Others
in Smoking Ruins.
GIRLS AMONG THOSE BURNED
Swift Blaze Cuts Off Escape
of Fleeing Workers.
CORONER BEGINS INQUIRY
Number of Those Trapped in Build
ing Reduced by Dismissal, Only
Short AVhile Before, for Sat
urday Half Holiday.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Twelve men
and girls are known to have lost their
lives today in a fire that destroyed an
old four-story brick and wooden
factory building in the Williamsburg
section of Brooklyn. A search of the
ruins is expected to uncover the bodies
of 13 other victims, eight of them girls,
who were reported missing tonight. Of
the 40 injured in hospitals, many were
expected to die and a score more were
less seriously burned and bruised.
The building was occupied by a candy
manufacturing concern and three firms
manufacturing clothing, whose em
ployes normally totaled 300, but more
than a third had been dismissed for a
Saturday half-holiday before the fire
Fire Discovered by Girl.
The flames were discovered shortly
before 4 o'clock by a girl employe of
the candy factory, which occupied the
ground floor and basement, and were
soon roaring up the elevator shaft,
around which wound the principal
There was one other stairway in the
rear of the building, and some of the
entrapped persons escaped by that, but
before the firemen arrived men and
women were leaping from the windows.
The flames had quickly mushroomed
from the elevator shaft into the fourth
floor, and scarcely had the first streams
of water entered the building when
the roof collapsed. The other floors
soon after fell; one by one.
Tragedy Worst In Years.
Today's disaster was the worst fac
tory fire in New York since the Tri
angle Waist Company was burned out
several years ago with . loss of 148
The flames spread so rapidly that
escape for most of the employes in the
building by stairs and elevators was
impossible. The only fire escape be
came jammed. The flames drove the
frightened men and women to the win
dows and forced them to jump. Of the
11 bodies recovered from the ruins, six
were taken from the fire escape and
four were found hanging out of the
windows, charred beyond recognition.
Several of these were girls, burned
to death In the sight of a great- crowi
of helpless spectators.
Destruction Wrought Speedily.
No one could be found tonight to tell
how the fire started, but within half
an hour the roof of the building had
collapsed. In another hour it was
nothing but a tottering shell of brick
walls, enclosing smoking ruins and
probably the bodies of the missing.
Not until the list of employes In the
building had been checked up and the
ruins searched were the police willing
tonight to believe that the death list
would exceed 25. One of the victims
taken to the hospital, a man, died soon
after from a fractured skull.
Coroner Wagner started an immedi
ate investigation- of the cause of the
.disaster and other city officials were
soon on the scene for the same purpose.
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H& - came yo
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
tfOYi fBROAY'fi-Maximtim temr.er.tnr
aeRreeb; minimum, 41 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly wlndc'
Bulgarians capture Nish. Serbia. Section
1. paec 6. ...
Kitchener goes to Eastern nar field; new
drive in Dardanelles predicted. Section
1, page 1. "
Japan wild with national loyalty as Mikado
Journeys to coronation. Section 1, page 5.
Plans for Torlland Postoffice . to be ex
pedited. Action 1, page 1.
Control of Senate may be snalehed by South
by caucus and cloture. Section 1, page 5.
Fight on McCombs to develop when Demo
cratic National convention time arrives.
Section 1. page 2.
Federal Trade Commission proves Its worth
as aid to business. Section 1, page 2.
Bryan's attack forces Wilson to fight for
political life. Section J, page 1.
Trading stamp Issue in hands of highest
court. Section 1, page B.
Chicago "wets" plan mounter parado for
today. Section J. page 1.
Oregon's entertainment for state executive
noteworthy event. -Section 1, page 3.
I. W. TV. threatr-n Utah officials over 11111
serom conviction. Section 1, page 7.
Many lives lost In New York factory fire
Section 1, page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
North Pacific Company buys steamer break
water to replace Sai.ta Clara. Section
'J. page 6.-
Exporters prepare to ship wheat to Europe
by way of Atlantic ports. Section
Outlook for large gain In visible supplv holds
wheat down at Chicago. section -.
Stock values weakened by professional sell
ing. Section '2. page 13.
Boom in metal shares feature of week in
Wall street. Section 2. page 15.
Pacific Coast exporters trading In Australia
face new income tax. Section page ti.
Chehalis club gives banquet for Milwaukee
officials. Section 1, page 10.
Air raids on London described by resident.
Section 1, page 0.
Washington Is still virgin field for Repub
lican Presidential candidates. Section 1
Survey of university is laudatory. Section
1, page 9.
Party leaders relieved that saloon issue Is to
vanish in Idaho. Section 1, page 8.
Washington State College defeats Montana,
27 to 7. Section 2, page 2.
Washington University squelches California.
72 to 0. Section H, page 3.
Bob Franklin holds lead for individual
bowling race. Section 2, page 4.
"On to Kugene" Is slogan at O. A. C. Sec
tion 2. page 2. ,
School elevens are entering on final lap
in 1U15 race. Section 2. page 4.
Oregon eleven has three more battles this
year. Section 2, page 3.
Oregon Agates defeat Idaho, 40 to 0. Sec
tion 2, page 1. .
Harvard defeats Princeton, lO to 6. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Multnomah Club football team oft for Cal
ifornia today. Section 2, page 2.
Boxing benefit is given for aged Billy Jor
dan. Section 2, page 5. .
Mrs. May Sutton Bundy soon to be seen
on tennis courts. Section 2, page 5.
Wilt G. MacRae predicts Coast League will
economize nextyear. "Section 2.' page 5.
Salem High School defeats Eugene High
School, 29 to 0. Section 2. Pate 3.
Aggies' welcome to team Is memorable.
Section 2. page z.
Coast League fielding averages out. Section
2, page 1.
Fruit and vegetable prizes awarded at Prod
ucts Show. Section 1, page IB.
Eastern Oregon has . bulky exhibits at Land
Show. Section 3, page 17.
Land .Show has big programme in store for
last week. ' Section 1, page 16.
Mongrel to have day at Land Show. Sec
tion 1, page 1G.
Orenco delegation captures Land Show
visitors. Section 1. page 17.
Jefferson High School students win two
oganberry song prizes. Section 1, page
Portland and Vicinity.
Campaign to start against law permitting
divorced fathers to desert children. Sec
tion , page IS.
Mrs. Whiting allow-ed temporary alimony of
$220 monthly. Section 3, page IS.
Semaphore installed to guide traffic at Third
and Morrison. Section 1, page 18.
National prohibition is Issue in campaign in
Oregon beginning tomorrow. Section 2,
Report on budget due tomorrow. Section 1,
page lo. . '
Saloon men discuu plans for next year when
state goes dry. Section 1. page 15.
Dr. Eleanor Rowland, Reed Professor is
honored by Washington College. Section
1, page 14.
Winners In City Beautiful contest are an
nounced. Section ls page 14.
Horticultural Society will exhibit at Cor
vallls meeting. November Itj-lS., Sec
tion 1. page 14.
Loss of pier not vital setback to Interstate
bridge. Section 1, page 18.
David Strauss, gono 17 years, amazed by
Portlands growth.' Section 1, page 13.
.Estimate of total taxes for city property
holders 23 mills. Section 1. page 12.
Sal of Red Cross seals to fight tubercu
losis begins December 1. Section 1. page
Commissioner Baker alters views on Associ
ated charities. Section 1, page 12.
Sunday closing law knocked out. Section
1. pag- ll.
rade to Be Held.
MAYOR DECLINES INVITATION
Promoters Say Many Women
CITY. OFFICIALS HOSTILE
K.xecutivc Declares Demonstration
Shows Disrespect Tor Law and
Design to Intimidate Offi
cials Doing: Duty.
CHICAGO. Nov. 6. Officers of the
United Societies for Local Self-Govern-ment
declared today that the "home
rule and personal liberty parade to
be held tomorrow through the down
town, streets of Chicago, as a protest
against Mayor Thompson's action in
enforcing the state law closing saloons
or, Sunday, will be the largest demon
stration of its kind ever seen In this
They predicted that scores of thou
sands would be in line, including many
trade unionists and numerous women.
More than 2000 organizations of vari
ous kinds, representing 20 nationalities
were announced as having accepted in
vitations to participate.
Liquor Organisations Stay Out.
No organization directly or indirectly
representing the liquor business will
be allowed In the column, sponsors for
tne demonstration announcing that
brewers, saloonkeepers, distillers and
bartenders who desire to march will do
so as individuals or as members of
other organizations. An effort was
made to provide" automobiles for all the
women who desired to appear in the
-..uuouanon. flans also
tor the construction
of hundreds of
Mayor Thompson decline i..s.
tion to review the procession, sending
letter in which he denounced the
demonstration as showing disrespect
for law and as an attempt to intimidate
officials sworn to enforce the statutes.
Permit for Stand Refused.
A further evidence of hostility to
the parade on the part of the city" ad
ministration came in the refusal of the
building inspector's department to per
mit erection of a reviewing stand on
the La Salle-street side of the City
Hall. W. R.Moorehouse, Commissioner
of Public Works in the Mayor's Cab
inet, informed the United Societies offi
cials that granting a permit for a stand
in front of the City Hall would place
the administration in the light of giv
ing Its sanction to the protest.
Invitations to review the marchers
were also sent to Governor Dunne, of
Illinois, and other state, county 'and
The United Societies for Local Self
Government, under whose auspices the
parade will be held, consists of 973 aux
"Mighty Protest Intended.
Mr. Landau, who is president of the
United Societies, said today:
"The parade was planned as a mighty
protest against the action of Mayor
Thompson In closing the Chicago sa
loons Sunday. Wo want the officials
and the citizens of the city, county,
state and Nation to know how a ma
jority of the population feel on this
question. There will be more than
100,000 patriotic American citizens in
line. If the weather is fine there may
be 200.000 marchers."
The police department Issued a per
mit for the parade, but was not asked
to guard the line of march. Instead
this police work will be done by mem
bers of the German, Polish and Bohe
mian turner societies.
Saturday's War Moves
THE Bulgarians have occupied Nish,
the Serbian war capital, which
gives them complete control of the
railway from Prahovo, on the Danube,
and thus opened a through ' route for
the central powers to Sofia and Con
stantinople. In addition the Bulgarian and Ger
man main armies have effected a junc
ture at Krivivir. so that the campaign,
which has been somewhat slower than
expected, probably will move at a
faster pace. In fact, except for the
southern part of Serbia, the invasion
Is already gathering more headway
and despite Serbian resistance the in
vading armies have all made consider
in the south, however, the allied
forces appear to be too strong for the
Bulgarians, who admit that they are
faced by superior numbers. It is re
ported through the Serbian legation at
Athens that the British. French and
Serbians have inflicted a severe defeat
on the Bulgarians at lzvor, 10 miles
west of the Vardar River, where the
French left wing joins the right of the
Serbian southern army, and that the
Bulgars are retreating toward Velcs.
More allied troops are being sent
from Saloniki to the scene of the fight
ing in the hope that they will be able
by the capture of Veles to compel the
Bulgarians who advanced west of
Uskup to retire and clear the Salonl-kl-Mltrovitza
railway so that assist
ance can be sent to the Serbian north
All assistance that reaches the Ser
bians apparently must be sent by the
British and French, for despite the de
feat of the Zaimis government and the
triumph of Venlzelos in the Greek
Chamber, there Is no evidence that
Greece Intends to change her policy.
It was reported yesterday that M
Zaimis had undertaken to form a new
Cabinet, but this lacks confirmation,
as dispatches from Athens are being
There is also lack of news concern
ing the Russian expedition, which was
reported early in the week, on the
Roumanian frontier. While Roumania,
like Greece, is maintaining her neu
trality in the face of agitations in the
country for intervention, Russia, how
ever, is preventing the Austro-Ger-mans
from dispatching any additional
troops from her front to the Balkans.
The Russian armies have success
fully countered Field Marshal von
Hindenburg's -efforts to reach Riga
from the west and are attacking both
west and south of Dvinsk and on the
Styr and the Stripa rivers.
In the Dvinsk sector the Russians
are advancing a little westward, but
on the two southern rivera there is no
change in the positions, the armies of
neither side seemingly being able to
make any progress, although they are
launching heavy attacks.
In the western zone the Germans
continue their attacks against the new
French positions in Champagne, but
here, likewise; little ground is chang
There is evidence of renewed activity
In Gallipoli and the impression pre
vails that another big attempt will be
made to open the. straits before Ger
man ammunition reaches the Turks.
.November 7. 114.
Germans make renewed efforts to
Japan reports capture of German
cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau
along the coast of Peru.
British release American copper ves
sel after cargo is unloaded.
BRITISH TRADE GROWING
Imports Increased by $82,065,000;
Kxports by $16,835,000.
LONDON. Nov. 6. The Board of
Trade figures for October show an in
crease in imports of 16,413.000 f$82,
065,000). Exports Increased 3,367 000
U16.835.000). The principal increases
in imports were:
Food, f3,000,000; chemicals and drugs,
1.000,000; raw materials. 8.000,000, of
which cotton from America contributed
The principal increases in exports
were in iron, steel and textile manufactures.
IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS.
KITCHENER GOES TO
EASTERN WAR FIELD
New Drive in Darda
TOUR MAY INCLUDE EGYPT
Effort Made to Co-ordinate
Efforts of Allied Staffs.
LONDON GLOBE SUSPENDED
Critic or British WnP Department
Punished as Mote Is Made
to Korco Developments to j
Speedier Conclusion. ;
LONDON. Nov. ..-"Lord Kitchener.
feV r rfqu?st of hi colleagues, has
left Lngland for a short visit to the
eastern theater of war -
'T- . .
oner a caotnet council
meeting for Saturday
audience which Premier
nd a long
with th i.-inn. . - .
' rest rumora cur
iv ine war secret
tary s present
Plant of London tilobe Seized.
Almost simultaneously with the an
nouncement of Lord Kitchener's pro
posed visit to the east, the authorities
seized the printing plant of the Lon
don Globe, together with the issues of
yesterday and today.
This is the first action of the kind
taken by the authorities since the out
break of the war against a daily paper
in the United Kingdom. Some weeklv
papers, both in England and Ireland
including the Labor Leader, were sim
ilarly treated some time ago. but the
Labor Leader, after a secret trial of
the case, was allowed to resume pub
lication. Newspaper Attacks Bitter.
The Globe, while one of the oldest
papers published in the country and
long considered a staid and conserva
tive organ, lms latterly lost that char
acter and has been chiefly noted for its
violent , attacks-on public men during
the administration of the Liberal gov
ernment. It has been one of the gov
ernment's bitterest opponents and has.
since the war, attacked virtually all of
the members of the government.
On Friday it bitterly attacked Sir
Frederick E. Smith, the new Attorney
General, whom it had heretofore sup
ported and who the evening before had
defended Premier Asquith against what
he described as "discreditable personal
Report of Resignation 1'rlnied.
The Globe also published a report
of the resignation of Lord Kitchener,
this being based chiefly on the fact
that the War Secretary had been re
ceived in audience by the King Thurs
day night and a brief announcement in
a morning paper that a change of the
utmost importance was about to take
Place in the conduct of .the war.
The Globe is edited by Charles Pal
mer, for many years its Parliamentary
The announcement that Lord Kitch
ener is to visit the East did not come
as a surprise. It was generally be
lieved when it became known he was
about to undertake a mission that the
Balkans would be his destination, for
there is no General in the British Em
pire better equipped with a knowledge
of the near-Eastern affairs, military
and political, than he.
Kxtenslve Tour Projected.
It is thought that his activities will
not be confined to this theater of the
war. however, but that he will visit
Egypt to inspect the defenses of the
Suez Canal against a possible German
or Turkish attack: Mesopotamia, where
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