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THE SUNDAY OUCGOXIAX PORTLAND, JUNE 23, 1916.
SOUTH DAKOTA TO
(Training Cruise- Will Start
From Portland August 15;
Return September 12.
SKILLED MEN ARE WANTED
California 1'orls and Magdalena Bay
Will Bo Visited Handling ot
Ship and Guns to Be
T he United States cruiser South Da
kota has been detailed by the Navy
Department to make a civilian training
cruise out from Portland, leaving this
port August 15. according to official
Information received yesterday by
Lieutenant Blackburn. In charge of the
local Naval recruiting station. This
cruise will, be strictly a civilian cruise,
and Is separate from the usual annual
cruise of the Oregon Naval Militia.
. This will give civilians of Portland
and of the state of Oregon an opportu
nity to make the cruise on a regular
naval vessel and to secure training
under naval officers. Men of the states
of Wyoming and Idaho will also be
eligible to make the trip on the South
Dakota, according to provisions of the
Navy, Department order.
The -South Dakota will cruise with
her civilian crew to San Pedro. Cal.,
and probably will also make Magda
lena Bay, Mexico. She will be one of
a fleet of four vessels, all sister ships,
which have been detailed to make the
training cruise from the leading Pacific
Coast ports, bearing civilians from the
"Western states who wish an opportu
nity to experience naval life and have
a splendid trip on the sea at a minimum
Other Ships Detailed.
.The cruiser Pittsburg has been de
tailed to bear civilians from Southern
California, Arizona and New Mexico;
the cruiser Maryland from Central and
Northern California, Nevada, Utah and
Colorado, and the cruiser Colorado from
Washington and Montana.
The expense of the trip will be cut
down to a minimum of $30 for each
man, this being merely to cover cost
of a necessary outfit for each and board.
This fee is required owing to the fact
that no appropriation is available to
cover the expense.
The Itinerary given out for the South
Dakota by the Navy Department is as
follows: Arrive In Portland August 10,
leave Portland August 15; arrive at
Kan Pedro August 19, leave San Pedro
August 21; arrive at Magdalena Bay
August 24, leave Magdalena Bay Sep
tember B; arrive at San Pedro or San
Diego on return trip September 7 and
arrive at Portland September 12. mak
ing a cruise of approximately 28 days.
Pratcical Work Planned.
Practical work will be given those
who take the cruise in the handling of
big naval vessels and guns under the
leadership of capable officers. While in
the south the ship will be put through
various maneuvers and an opportunity
probably also will be given the men to
visit the different ships of the Pacific
Coast squadron now participating In
the blockade off the west coast of
Enrollment for the cruise has already
started at the naval recruiting station,
room 202 Dekum building, several
names having been signed up by Lieu
tenant Blackburn. In order to go on
the trip an applicant must be able to
demonstrate that he possesses some
nautical knowledge or that he has
some technical training that weald fit
him for service In the Navy.
i'he plan of sending out civilian
training ships is a nw one which has
been inaugurated by the Navy Depart
ment this year and will consequently
be watched with much interest by naval
men. It is expected to assist in the
qualifying of men to act as reserves
nd to foster a patriotic spirit and an
interest In the Navy. A fleet of vessels
Is also to be sent out from Atlantic
Business Men Interested.
Lieutenant Blackburn yesterday said
that he had found much interest among
prominent busiess men of Portland and
other cities of the state In the plan
f c- sending out a civilian training ship,
and he expressed the belief that there
would be a great demand for berths on
A circular sent out by the Navy De
partment bears the following informa
tion: "The Navy Department has au
thorized a naval training cruise for
civilians which will begin on August
16. 1916. and last until September 12.
1916. The course of training is to be
given on board reserve battleships.
Civilians will be recruited by naval dis
tricts and the ships will be allotted
according to the number of recruits
accepted in each district.
Recruits must be citizens of the
United States, between the ages of 14
and 45, in good standing, and must be
able to pass a prescribed physical ex
amination. Unless they are 21 years
of age recruits will not be accepted
without the consent of a parent or
Requirements Are Gives.
"An applicant for enrollment must be
able to demonstrate to the satisfaction
of a recruiting Officer that he possesses
fcome nautical knowledge or experience,
or that he has had some technical
training which would fit him for serv
ice in the Navy. Six months of experi
ence, or its equivalent, in airy one of
the following trades would be con
sidered a qualification for enrollment:
machinist, boilermaker, plumber, ship
fitter, coppersmith, carpenter, electri
cian, engineer, fireman, telegrapher,
"After he has qualified an applicant
will be required to sign a form of ap
plication for enrollment addressed to
the Secretary of the Ivavy, which Will
be supplied by recruiting orricers.
Objects ot Crniae Stated.
"The objects of naval training are:
"To help equip properly qualified men
tr act as reserves in time of war or
National emergency by giving them a
course of training on war ships under
naval officers and naval discipline.
"To foster a patriotic spirit and give
to civilians some knowledge of the
Navy and the naval requirements ot
"TO Interest civilians in naval mat
ters so that by taking future courses
of training, and by study, many can
qualify for acting commissions after
taking the necessary examination.
"Each man when reporting on ship
board will be called upon for a deposit
of $30, which will cover the cost of
his board for the cruise, and provide
him with the necessary outfit of
clothes. Should the actual cost of board
and outfit be less than the amount of
the deposit, the difference will be re
funded. The applicant must also pay
the costs of transportation to and from
A. party of four persons In an autozno
b'le ee recently carried through the air
225 fet above the surface by means of
an aerial cableway over the Elephant Butte
COMPANY M, OF SALEM, WAS THE FIRST NATIONAL GUARD COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES TO
BE MUSTERED INTO FEDERAL SERVICE.
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(1) Captain Kenneth P. Williams, United States Mastering Officer Rlgfct) Swearing- In Captain Max Ge Bihar, First
Lieutenant Janes R. Ner and Second Lieutenant Dana H. Allen. 4S IVon-Conimlaaloned Officers and Enlisted
Men of Company M Taking; the Oath That Mad Them Soldiers of the United States Army. 13) After the Slna
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TALKS SPAN STATES
Greetings Exchanged Between
432 HEAR CONVERSATIONS
Demonstration Presented at Cham
ber of Commerce by Courtesy ot
Telephone Company and
Many Cities "Cut In."
Portland. Or., and Portland. Me., fe
licitated each other In easy, conversa
tional tones Friday night when the
two towns were linked by telephone
wires in the demonstration presented
at the Chamber of Commerce through
courtesy of the telephone company.
New York. Chicapo and half a dozen
other towns were "in" on the conver
sation and it was Quite a pleasant lit
tle tea-party, with gossip flying
through a score of states and between
seven or eight widely separated cities.
Mayor Albee and Mayor Chapman, of
the two Portlands, "kidded" each other
over the wtre and extended mutual in
vitations for a visit, and C. C Colt,
president of the Chamber of Commerce
here, talked with George 1 Crossman.
president of the Chamber Of Commerce
N. O. Pike, president of the Rotary
Club, received verbal invitations to the
Cincinnati convention of Rotary Clubs
from both President Gettlnger, of the
New Tork Rotary Club, and President
Perkins, of the Portland. Me., club.
The particular feature of the evening:
was an address on preparedness deliv
ered by General Leonard Wood, from
Governor's Island, to Colonel C. S. Pot
ter, of the United States Engineer
Corps, here. General Wood also com
mended Oregon on the rapidity of the
mobilization of Its troops, and said that
the mobilization in the Cast was pro
A. P. Thompson directed the conver
sations from New Tork and W. J. Phil
lips, division commercial superintend
ent of the Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph Company, was In charge of Port
land's end of the conversation.
Four hundred and thirty-two Instru
ments were Installed for the occasion
In Portland, and every one was In use.
It would have been possible to have
brought out a crowd nearly twice as
arKe had the company been able to
provide instruments, as the reserva
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tions were all consumed long before
Christian Endcavorcrs Elect.
SEATTLE. Wash., June i 4. The an
nual convention of Christian Endeavor
Unions of Washington and Northern
Idaho today elected these officers: Miss
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Louella S. Dyer. Seattle, president: Dr.
Sherman L. Divine. SDOkane, vice-president
for Eastern Washington; Roy A.
Neilan, North Yakima, vice-president
for Western Washington; Rev. Charles
Thompson, Olympia, world's vice-president;
Ray W. ClouBh. Seattle, secre
tary; Charles B. Fiker, Omak, treasurer.
PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS TELEPHONING ACROSS CONTINENT.
ADDRESS OF GENERAL MOOD. FROM
Camino Declared First Yankee
in Dutch Harbor for at
Least 45 Years.
WAR TALES BROUGHT BACK
Chief Engineer Bell Saya Public
Cannot Imagine True Conditions
From Press Dispatches Sent
Through Censor's Hands. .
To the steamer Camino, one of the
best known of the later-day ships built
on the Pacific aide and which was op
erated between Portland and San Fran
cisco until two years ago, tell the
honor of being first American steamer
to enter Rotterdam, -according i rrea
W. Bell, chief engineer' ot the vessel,
who was In the city yesterday on his
way to New York, after a visit at San
"We reached Rotterdam In a round
about way," said Mr. Bell, "being en
route from San Francisco with Bel
gian relief supplies, and there the har
bormaster, who said he had held the
berth 45 years, assured me that while
there bad been many American sailing
vessels in Rotterdam, the Camino was
the first steamer flying the flag of the
Mr. Bell says the travels of the Cam
ino on that and subsequent voyages
on the Atlantio afforded himself and
Captain Ahlin numerous opportunities
for noting war preparations and rav
ages and he says It la beyond the com
prehension of the average person who
depends only on reports reaching this
country after censorship.
Copper Binds Cotton Bales.
"I was told by a British official that
the reason cotton shipments from the
United States to Germany were stopped
was because the metal used to bind the
bales was not common iron straps, as
they appeared, but in reality were
copper, painted black," said Mr. Bell.
"Shipments were also made from- Phil
adelphia of granite blocks, supposedly
for use in building hospitals and other
structures In Belgium, and when a
block fell one day while being loaded,
it broke open, disclosing to view a
neatly chiseled chamber in jn'hich an
ingot of copper reposed. Many in
genious methods are said to have been
resorted, to as a means of getting cop
per Into" Germany."
Mr. Bell narrates that while the Pa
cific Coast is In the midtst of a ship
building spurt, that yards in Europe,
particularly in Great Britain. France
and Holland, are turning out ships at
a speed never before known. Day and
night the building goes on. he says,
the noise of steam hammers being in
the air continuously where yards are
maintained. In Holland, he says, la
borers in the yards are paid "5 cents
a day and expert" marine mechanics
receive the equivalent of (4.S0 a week.
The submarine campaign ot the Ger
mans, he says. Is held In England not
to have been effective. Inasmuch as
hundreds ot vessels are arriving and
departing dally that are not destroyed
and such, a number are being turned
"It hag been proved, so I was told,
that German ubmarlnes had managed
to get into the harbors of Great Brit
ain unobserved during the early stages
of the war." says Mr. Bell. "It Is told
that at times what appeared to be an
old basket or orange box would float
through a harbor, apparently with the
tide, and not until an accidental dis
covery was it learned that the Ger
mans were navigating in such places.
with the periscope of their submarines
covered with innocent looKing ooxes
or baskets, the undersea vessels barely
having headway, so to all appearances
the object covering the periscope
moved with the tide or current.
Espionage System Extensive.
"In France I was Informed by a
French officer that throughout the land
many billboards carried advertisements
of German beer ana other products
before the war. and the casual ob
server would read the signs and not
be aware that to German officers there
was hidden somewhAre in the lettering
or other parts of the advertisements
complete data covering conditions in
the vicinity, as to the number of troops
nearby, persons known to be anti
German, stocks of military supplies
and other stores nearby and a host of
"In England they have finally awak
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ened to some of the horrors of war and
the need, of precaution against - the
enemy." he said. "Until the sinking
of the Lositania there were thousands
of -Ausurians and Germans employed,
many in hotels and other public places,
but such riots followed and there were
so man y GermKna and Auitrlaoi k 11 1X
and maimed, besides hundreds of thou
sands of Collars' worth of their prop
erty damaged in the day and night
after the loss of the ship that they
were driven out. though the govern
ment wouM not Intern them, and the
populace did in most cases. Thousanu
of mounted ' troops were unabls to
quell the .riots at that time and for
self-protection residents posted signs
over their - ships and residences" that
they were French. Belgians. Holland
ers or of other lands.
strangers Are Saspected.
"Now a stranger registering at Lon
don, Liverpool or hotel in any part
of the country is called on to write
his signature the following day and he
Or she must answer a long list of ques
tions as to their antecedents and pur
pose In visiting the country, also pro
nouncing a list of words linguists pre
pare in an effort to detect any Teu
"While not in Germany. I was told
of more stringent measures adopted
there In checking foreigners and se
cret 'service agents are 'said to be
everywhere and a person speaking
English Is looked on with suspicion.
' "in England they say one of the
most active branches ot the German
secret service system has been tho
'Hungry Sevens,' or little German
bands, that -have toured the country
for years, and to them is credited the
gathering of much Information bearing
on local conditions.
"Men are seen on the streets every
where, mostly young and of fine phy
sique, with missing limbs or terrible
facial scars, and some of the most ap
palling sights are witnessed of what
wounds have produced.- They all say
the war will be fought to the end.
whether a year or 10 years, and prob
ably the most . cheerful are found in
France, where even work on the docks
is performed by women, and they
shoulder their burdens with smiles and
ho-peful mein that Is surprising. But
of all not engaged in the war the Hoi
landers are .suffering the most and I
was told conditions there months ago
were alarming, as food and all com
forts were rapidly getting beyond the
reach of many.
"In the harbors Of Great Britain now
it la boasted that a cork oould-mot float
past without being detected at. night.
so thorough is the system of search
lights, while during the day airships
are in evidence everyhere. They often
'spot' submarines from their lofty field
and signal to torpedo-boats that bus
tle to the spot, usually a net being used
between two of them. Into which the
undersea fighter Is snared if possible.
FOUR HURT IN RUNAWAY
Vehicles Crash In Halfway Street.
Throwing: Out Occupants.
BAKER. Or.. June 24. (Special.) A
mother and son and a mother and
daugbter narrowly .escaped death in a
runaway crash In Halfway this After
The horse driven by Mrs.. Joseph
Hockett, who lives near the city, be
came frightened and started down the
busy street. Mrs. Hockett held the
reins and prevented her 2-year-old son
from falling from the swaying buggy.
' The frenzied horse plunged full speed
into a second vehicle In which Mrs.
John Curry, of Carson, and her 6-year-
old daughter were seated. All four
were thrown violently to the ground
and were" injured, but will recover.
Elks Band to Give Concert.
The Portland Elks' band will give a
public concert at Sunnyside Park at 8
o'clock next Wednesday night, June 2S,
under direction of G. Tigano, the con
ductor. Following is the programme:
March, "Sinfonlca" (Orlando); overture,
"Stradella" (Flotow): euphonium solo,
"Auld Lang "Syne" (Manila), rendered
by Eugene Cioffl, arranged by G. Ti
gano; suites 1. 2 and 3. "Ballet Egyp
tian" (Luigini); Intermission Waltz,
"The Concert" (Tigano); (a) "Album
Leaf" (R. Wagner) and (b) "Star of
India" (Bratton); selection, "High
Jinks" (Hauerbach & Friml); "Grand
American Fantasia" (Victor Herbert).
MontavlLla 1 and Sunnyside cars going
east stop near the park.
Gravel Bucket Takes Big Salmon.
ALBANY, Or.. June 24. (Special.)
A salmon three feet long was caught
yesterday in a gravel bucket at the
county gravel plant along the Willam
ette River in the eastern part of this
city. When the scoop poured its load
of gravel Into the bunkers the fish
was seen flopping about.
Dr. Stockdale to Lecture.
Dr. H. A. Stockdale will give a free
lecture on food combination at room
H. Public Library, Tuesday night, at 8
O'clock. The lecture is under the
auspices of the Naturopathic Health
-Photo by Pershin Studio.
BISHOP ASKS THAT
CASE BE DROPPED
Indictment Against Charles B.
Pfahler Will Be Dismissed
DESTROYING BOOKS CHARGE
Trouble Arose Out of Vnwtlllngnoss
of Secretary - to Late Prelnte
to Slake Detailed Account
ins to His Successor.
The Indictment against Charles B.
Pfahler. secretary to the late Bishop
Scad di nr. who burned the records of
the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon upon
the death of his employer, will be dis
missed by Circuit Judge McGinn Mon
day, If the recommendation of District
Attorney Evans Is followed. Mr. Evans
la acting on the request of Bishop Wal
ter Taylor Sumner, complaining wit
ness against Mr. Pfahler.
A statement, confessing to the de
struction of the records, has been
sworn to and signed by Mr. Pfahler
and delivered to Bishop Sumner. Tho
reason for the destruction is not set
forth in this instrument, nor is an of
fer of reparation made.
The Episcopal church does not de
sir the prosecution of Mr. Pfahler
under the indictment for "destroying
the books of a corporation," as h is
more than 70 years old and was highly
thought of by Bishop Scaddlng. It waa
desired that he admit destroying the
books, which was denied in spite ot a
letter of admission, by the plea of not
guilty to the charge.
Indictment la Returned.
In a preliminary hearing before Dis
trict Judge Jones. March SO, Mr. Pfah
ler was found responsible for the de
struction of the records and bound over
to the grand Jury, which promptly In
dicted him. The case has rested since.
Mr. Pfahler being at liberty on bond.
At the hearing of Mr. Pfahler It was
intimated by the defense that If he
destroyed the books he did so to carry
out the wishes of the late bishop. The
present bishop refuted this defense by
quotations from addresses made by
Bishop Scadding, in which he showed
a desire that the records of the cor
poration sole, known as the Episcopal.
Bishop of Oregon, always be at the
disposal of the general membership.
Mr. Pfahler promised local churchmen
at the death of Bishop Scaddlng to
turn over his records, but delayed, and
finally turned over a scant statement
based on balances for which there were
no explanatory figures. A more de
tailed statement was demanded, and
Mr. Pfahler promised to make such, but
only to the new bishop. When Bishop
Sumner arrived, Mr. Pfahler still failed
to make an accounting, and soon after
left for California.
Arrest Made During Visit.
In letters to Portland Mr. Pfahler
explained that he had destroyed the
books. When he came to Portland to
visit a daughter here he was arrested,
and the court proceedings followed.
The statement made for Bishop Sum
ner Is the following:
tgla nf lr-nn foil Tl t V of Multnomah: S9.
1. Cbarlea B. Pfahler. belnj first duly
sworn on oath, aay tliat I aa employaa
tl accountant by the lata Charles Scaddinc,
bishop of Oregon, from November 1, liv.
until the death of Bishop Scadding- on M tV
27. 1914; that as such accountant 1 had
charge of the books of account and vouonars
of the said bishop covering the receipts and
dlsburaemants of moneys received and paid
out by him in hia capacity as corpuratiou
sole; that shortly after the death of said
Charles iScaddins" I destroyed, on my own
responsibility the books and vouchers so
la my possession.
(Sl(ned) CHARLES B. PFAHLER.
Subscribed and sworn to before we this
ISth day of June. lOltS.
(Signed) CUAKLES K. JfCTTLJSCH.
Notary Public for Oregon. .
DELEGATES ARE LISTED
COUNTIES ARE REPORTED.
State Secretary Baldwin Says Party la
Rapidly Preparing for Meeting?
In Portland July 8.
Mobilisation of the Republican party
organisation throughout the state is
rapidly taking place in preparation for
the meeting of the State Central Com
mittee to be held in Portland, on July 8.
Edward D. Baldwin, State Secretary,
has been notified of the selection of the
following State Committeemen in the
various counties: Jackson County. A.
S. Smith, of Medford: Clatsop. C. W.
Halderman. of Astoria: Hood River,
Boy D. Smith, of Hood River; Klamath.
George H. Merryman. of Klamath Falls;
Washington, Thomas B. Tongue. Jr.. ot
Hillsboro; Josephine. O. S. Blanchard.
of Grants Pass: Yamhill. Sam Laughlin.
of Yamhill: Benton. George W. Den
man, of Corvallis; Union. W. J. Church,
of LaGrande: Linn, Willard Li. Marks,
of Albany; Umatilla. Marion Jack, of
Pendleton: Wallowa, George Hyatt, of
Enterprise; Clackamas, Clyde Huntley,
of Oregon City: Polk, Walter I Tooze.
Jr.. of Dallas; Baker. Roy R. Corey, of
Baker; Morrow. T. J. Mahoney, of
Heppner: Columbia, T. C. Watts, of
Reuben, and Wasco. A. E. Crosby, ot
Japan Is becoming Interested in sheen
raising. The Imperial stock farm at Hok
kaido has bought animals In Australia.
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211 MORRISOX ST.
To Mobilization Camp at
Clackamas by Rail
Free bus, connecting with Carver
Railroad, Imperial Hotel every hour
from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Summer Normal Music School
For Masle Teachers and Masle Stndents,
Apollo Hall, 4US Tllford Building,
Tenth and Morrison.
Methods, public school music, harmonv.
etc. Wednesday. July 3: closes July z.
Z. M. PARV1N, Mas. Doe.
For circular address 'a Fourth. St.