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AOL, XXXV. NO. 31.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SHIELD IS DENIED
German' Craft Cannot
Have Special Convoy.
U-LINER READY TO PUT OUT
Crew Returns at Midnight Set
for Perilous Voyage.
FEARS FOR SAFETY FELT
Ylritish Merchantman Likely to
follow and Advertise Subma
rine's Movements to Allied
Warships Outside Limit.
BALTIMORE. Md., July 29. The Ger
man submarine sea freighter Deutsch
land, which arrived at this port from
Germany three weeks ago tomorrow
night with a cargo of dyestufts, lay
snuggled In her barricaded berth at
Locust Point tonight, all ready to start
on her perilous homeward voyage.
The tug Thomas F. Timmins, which
met the Deutschland at the "Virginia
Capes and convoyed her to Baltimore,
was close by with steam up.
Officials of the Eastern Forwarding
Company, the submersible's American
agents, adhering to their policy of reti
cence regarding the sailing plans of
the underwater liner, refused to com
ment on the Washington dispatch sent
out late today, concerning the proba
bility of her sailing tomorrow or the
Intimation that protection was desired
for the Deutschland in American
Second Tug May Be Used.
That they are concerned about the
boat's safety during her run down
Chesapeake Bay seemed to be ind!
cated in a. report, regarded as reliable.
that it is planned to have a second
tug accompany the submarine and the
Timmins as far as the Capes to guard
. against the possibility of "accidents'
cn route. .'
One of the Dcutsehlahd's navigating
officers and several of the crew were
on shore leave tonight with orders, it
was said, to return aboard ship by mid
night. It is understood that the application
for protection was made through the
collector of customs at Baltimore, and
that Captain Koenig, the submarine
commander, desired a coast guard cut
ter or naval vessel to escort him down
Chesapeake Bay and to the three-mile
Small Craft May Kollow.
Unless steps are taken to prevent it,
the submarine probably will be fol
r lowed out by a fleet of small craft
carrying newspaper correspondents
It is said, too, that the Germans
fear some British merchant ship might
BO to sea in the wake of the Deutsch
land. advertising her presence to the
allied cruisers waiting off the Vir
erinia Capes, or even attempting to ram
her as soon as she left American terri
Officials of the State Department held
that while American neutrality must
be fully safeguarded, it would be a
bad precedent for the Government to
convoy or accord any other unusual
attention to a vessel which can be
rated only as a merchantman.
WASHINGTON. July 29. Special pro
tection for the German merchant sub
marine Deutschland when she starts
out of American territorial waters was
asked of the American Government
late today, with the intimation that
the boat would leave Baltimore some
After conferences between State,
I Concluded on Phrc 6, Column 3.1
LOS ANGELES EXECIT1VE, INCUR.
ABLY ILL, WILL FIGHT.
orricial Not to Resign Under Fire, in
Spite of Physicians' Advice,
LOS ANGELES. July 29. (Special.)
Although advised Dy his physlciains
that he will not live eight months, un-
ess he gives up his office immediately.
Mayor Sebastian will -not resign under
fire of persons who have revived the
Pratt case, in which Mr. Sebastian
when Chief of Police was accused of
misconduct by a minor girl, according
to Earl Rogers, his attorney.
"The Mayor has assured me, said
Mr. Rogers, "that he will never quit
Mayor Sebastian, however, admitted
that he had considered resigning be
cause of intimation that there might be
a revival of the Pratt case. He de
clared that his physicians had ordered
him to go away on a trip. He is suf
fering from Brights disease in its most
Attorney Rogers said the Mayor had
told him that the same persons "who
tried to drive him out of office more
than a year ago have revived scurrilous
stories about him in an attempt to force
him to resign.
Chief of Police Snively is also re
ported ready to resign, on account of
strike troubles in the city.
SMALL WOMAN ROUTS MEN
Shotgun Stops Road Supervisor's
HOOD RIVER, Or., July 29. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Kitty Goss, a wee bit of a
woman, who owns a place in the Ri
ordan Hill neighborhood, has put to
rout a crew of men under Road Super
visor Roy D. Smith, who were cutting
trees and brush from a county road
penetrating the neighborhood.
When the road crew neared the Goss
place, Mrs. Goss appeared with a shot
gun, threatening to go into immediate
action if any trees along her farm were
sacrificed. The men engaged in the
work decided that they were needed at
another point in the road district.
TRAMPS SHY AT ALBANY
Chief ot Police Has List or Farmers
ALBANY", Or., July 29. (Special.)
The "Weary Willie-1 with the "tired"
expression, who is seeking a hand
out because he Is out of work has no
use for Albany these days for Chief
of Police John Catlin is going about
with a list of farmers and others who
want men and Is offering positions to
all the arrivals on early and late
Farmers around Albany have been
having trouble finding enough help to
give their hay crops proper attention.
PUTERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY
Others Indicted ou Land Fraud
Charge to Answer Later.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29. S. A. D.
Puter and his son, W. S. Puter. of
Berkeley, Cal., indicted several days
ago by the Federal grand jury with six
others in the so-called Oregon-Califor
nia land fraud cases, pleaded not guilty
to the indictment in the United. States
District Court here today. They are
charged with illegally using the mails
in the location of settlers on Southern
Pacific lands in California and Oregon.
All the defendants are at liberty on
$1000 bail each. The others will plead
Son of Rich Montanan Held.
CHICAGO, July 29. Edward W. Gra
ham, who. the police say, is a son of a
wealthy Butte, Mont., contractor, was
arrested here today, charged with pass
ing worthless checks Amounting to
$5000. Graham, who is 22 years of
age. will be returned to Toledo, O.,
where he purchased an automobile with
which he had been touring the country.
ENGLAND SAVED BY
Vivid Picture Painted
by Ex-First Lord.
"OPEN HOSTILITIES" MESSAGE
Hate and Rage Concentrated
on Politics Lovers.
GERMANS SCURRY TO PORT
Former Head of British Admiralty
Credits All to Great Amphibian,
AVliich He Styles as Patient, .
Tough, Female Beast.
BY WINSTON CHURCHILL.
Former . First Lord of the British
(Copyright, 1916 The Tribune Ass'n.)
LONDON, July 22. What kind of foe
is this "Great Amphibian" which, for
the first time in history, Germany has
drawn out against her? Many valiant
enemies has the Prussian army fought
in the last 300 years, on the whole with
a balance of good fortune, but here is
something new altogether.
Never before have the force and sci
ence of Central Europe come into armed
conflict with ' the western island. Far
back along the fading paths of history
crusading armies moved across the salt
water to the fray. The chivalry of
Crecy and the archers of Agincourt,
who disembarked upon the coast of
France; the sea rovers who affronted
the power of Philip II on the Spanish
Main, and the soldiers who withstood
him in the Low Countries; the armies
of William III and the Duke of Marl
borough, humbling- the glory of Louis
XIV; the far-ranging ships and stub
born infantry that sustained a great
King In one century and warred down
a great Emperor in the next all had
one birthplace, all were manifestations
of one peculiar "form of power. ;
Hate and Rase Concentrated.
Now at last Prussia the embodi
ment of all that land energy could give
must join in unrelenting conflict with
the Great, Amphibian. It is no small
proof of the shrewdness of the Prus
sian military instinct that they real
ized at once where the peril lay, and
even while the German armies rolled
forward to the terrific assault on the
French frontier, or drew up to with
stand at heavy odds the hosts of the
Czar, their hate and rage were concen
trated upon the unorganized, black-
coated, commerce-absorbed, politics
loving state which could scarcely at the
outset put 150,000 men in the field.
Berlin mobs insulting with vulgar
fury the departing British Ambassador
expressed the same well-founded appre
hension as the discerning pen and
venomous verse of Lissauer. Let us
always labor to deserve these sincere
and spontaneous tributes.
The Great Amphibian is a female
beast; not clever, but very tough;
short-sighted, but very patient; slow
and clumsy, but very strong and fierce
strong as her homes in the broad
seas. You cannot voyage upon them
without seeing her dorsal fins cutting
the blue water, and all over the world
she has deposited her younc. She
moves at all times freely about broad
and narrow waters, and when minded
bars their passage to all others.
Strength Waxes While Kiahting;.
If need he, she can crawl or even
dart ashore first a scaly arm, with
sharp claws; then, if time and circum
stances warrant, a head, with gleaming
teeth, and shoulders that grow broad
er and broader. Then she can draw
Concluded on Page 2. Column 2.)
LIFE ON THE PEACEFUL PACIFIC WITH THE NAVAL MILITIA
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS I
Maximum tcmpfrnture, 7J
continued warm; northerly
All allies advance after Britain is
section 1. page 4.
Russian War Minister oredicta complete
allied victory. Section 1. page 7.
Winston Churchill tells how Navy saved
England. Section 1. page 1.
Russian gain new victories. Section 1.
. page. 7. .
Entente seeks to control world, says Ger
man review of war. Section 1, page .
Paris accuses Germans of abusing; conquered
J? rencti civilians, bectlon l. page o.
Villa's escape due to blooded mounts. Sev-
tion i. page .
Oregon troops .are making snug camp at
lalra city, section l. page B.
United States deniis special protection to
liner Oeutscliland. Section- 1. page 1.
Henry Reuterdahl Interviews leutschland
Captain and describes fumous submarine.
Section 1. page 6.
National Guardsmen not yet subject to for
eign service, bectlon l. page 1.
Federal Court awards German prise Appam
to British, owners, bectlon l. page .
Secretary raniels promises to recommend
Dase near Astoria, section l, page a.
Los Anreles Mayor, critically 111, not to re
sign under fire of scandal. section X.
Women . trampled down in Chicago beach
riot. Section 1. page 1.
Hughes' speech of acceptance is forceful
document, bectlon 1, page z.
Canada puts up bars on Infantile paralysis
cases. Section 1. page a.
Two said to have offered confessions In
tomb case. Section 1, page .
Naval militiamen put - In strenuous shift
coaling Marblehead. bectlon 2. page 14.
Seaside plans big fete lor bait Cairn fund.
bectlon 1, page v. , .
Idaho Democrats have no ticket yet. Sec-
tlon 1, page 9.
Amendment to homestead act explained.
ejection 1, page 11.
Pendleton criticises Weston's attitude la
normal fight. Section 1. page lO.
Recruits at Camp Witbycombe take tough
emng-up hikes. Section 1, page 17.
Pacific roast Leasrue results: Portland. 3-5
San Francisco. --: uaKiand d. Vernon
2 (15 innings); Los Angeles 5. Salt Lake
z. section z. page a.
Portland magnet for .major league scouts.
Section -. page A.
Curlev is victor in men's tennis play. Mrs.
Jvorthup taKing women s una. section
2. page 1.
St. Louis repeats double-header victory over
xanaees. section page
Pirates lose both games to Giants. Section
Flttery leads as strikeout pitcher.
z, page a.
Winners of Inter-City League flag will be
in big demand. bectlon z, page z.
Wolverton satisfied with Seals. Section
'Z. page 3.
Great athletes to vie at ban tlego. bee
tlon 2. page 3.
Kid McCoy at Mexican border. Section 2.
Programme for Geaphart tourney Announced.
Section . page .
Albany squad fast. Section 2, page 4.
Trapshooting becoming popular. Section 2,
Iron Men" among baseball pitchers listed.
Section 1. Dfltce 2.
Tacoma plans big speedway events. Section
z. page a.
J. cal Ew ins buys Interest In Oakland club
bectlon -, page a.
Knights of Pythias.
Pythians flocking to Portland. ' Section 1
Lodsre founder here. Section 1. page 1
Weeks events many. Section 1 page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Daughter of D. N. Mosessohn drowned a'
The BreaKera. bectlon l. page in.
Women prisoners to learn sewing. Section
1. page 15.
Campaign against censorship methods is
closing. Section 1. page 14.
Sellwood youngsters give remarkable exhl
bttion. bectlon i, page i-t.
Mrs. Cella LaMar gets good number in
Colville drawing. Section 1. page 17.
Mushroom victims recovering. Section 1.
Woman sues ex-aloonmen for loss of hus
band by drlna. bectlon i. page 10.
Masamas are signing up for Three Sisters
mountain trip. section J. page i.
Clarence Reames home after lengthy land
fraud trials. section x. page 10.
Map shows manner or Lieutenant Adair'
death. Section 1. page 18.
Farmers' picnic is gala event. Section :
Pythian growth shown In report of supreme
Keeper oi recorus auu icmb
Pythian Sisters of Oregon plan more work
among poor. Section 1. page 12.
Orea-on Pythians to convene Tuesday, beo
tlon 1. page 12.
15 GERMANS DESERT FRONT
Fire on Somme Is Declared to
LONDON. July 29. Telegraphing
from The Hague, the correspondent of
the Exchange Telegraph Company say
he has received the following from
Maestricht. a Dutch town 56 miles east
"Fifteen German deserters. Including
a noncommissioned officer, arrived
here. They said it was impossible to
live through the Anglo-French artil
lery fire without going mad. and they
preferred desertion to insanity."
Intense Heat Leads to
THOUSANDS WRECK STILES
Clothing Torn and Women Are
Picked Up Unconscious.
CHICAGO ADULT DEATHS 1 54
With Thermometer Registering; Be
yond 100 Point, Pitiful Story
or Greatly Increased In.
fant Mortality Told.
EXCESSIVE HEAT KILLS ONE
.. PERSON EVERY SO MIN
UTES IN CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, July 29. Excessive
heat killed a person every 30
minutes here today. Heat pros
trations were reported by scores
and countless acts of violence
and accidents, from murder to a
race horse spill, were attributed
to the high temperature. The
maximum here today was 96 de
grees. CHICAGO. July 29. (Special.) Re
nnrt. to the Coroner and police up to
6 o'clock tonight show that 154 adults
hnv. nerished of the heat in Chicago in
the last three days, the worst stages.
r th terrific elege. Of this
v,.'. un hi,, died in the last 4
hours. In addition, the Coroner says 48
babies have died directly of neat in iu
...... . ,
Records show but 37 deaths of adults
today, and this is due to the fact that
it was a half holiday, and work of an
kinds was reduced to the minimum.
AH the large department stores and
used all but a skeleton
Af . ,1 1 fnrPM. i
There was a tremendous rsh to the
k.,ii. and narks, and boats and trains
for Michigan and Wisconsin were
crowded to the limit.
Thousands Create Havoc.
h. hMchM 25.000 people
standing in line waiting a chance to
rent bathing suits, started a riot that
was serious for a time. Forty thousand
persons were already In the water and
K,ha at thin colnt. and no
more safely could be admitted.
The late comers, however, swept
the, cuanli. trampled down the
turnstiles, unrooted steel stanchions
holdina- the gates, trampling women
and tearing off clothing. Many women
tv.r, carried away unconscious and
wnnrm nr loA aeriOUSlV inlUTCd.
The most alarming feature of the un
precedented situation Is that no relief
is in sla-ht. There is a faint chance
that a cool wave, now progressing
eastward through North Dakota and
touching Western Minnesota tonight
may arrive here Monday evening.
Granting that it lasts that long,
weather forecasters aay it will be worn
uown to a mild zephyr with no force.
Ret Weather to Star One Week.
Weather officials aay the deadly heat
is likely to continue for at least an
other week. If this prediction is ful
filled, the death list in Chicago will
reach still greater figures, as the pub
lic, exhausted by hot. sleepless nights,
has no vitality to withstand a long
Last eight -was the hottest on record
In this city. There was no semblance
(Concluded on Pag 8, Column 1.)
GUARDS NOT LIABLE
TO FOREIGN DUTY
AUTHORITY GIVEN PRESIDENT
NOT EXERCISEO YET.
State Troops,, However, Are Under
Federal Control and Have Privi
lege as Regulars.
WASHINGTON. July 29. Mooted
questions about the status of state
troops called into the Federal service
for the Mexican emergency are decided
in an exhaustive opinion given Secre
tary Baker today by Brigadier-General
Crowder. Judge-Advocate-General of
the Army. General Crowder holds that
the state soldiers are not subject to
duty outside of the United States un
less and until they are formally drafted
by order of the President: that they
are under control of the Federal Gov
ernment and not of their respective
state Governors, and that they are en
titled to the same pensions and prlvl
leges as regulars.
While Congress by Joint resolution
has conferred on the President author
ity to draft the militia and National
Guard in his discretion, the General
points out that the President has not
exercised that authority. In the mean
time, he says, the status of the state
troops "is that of militia called into
the service of the United States for one
of the purposes specified in the Con-
stitution. that is to protect the United
States from invasion.
I. W. W. WRECK OFFICE
Infuriated Mob Demands Action in
Case of Imprisoned Leader. '
NEW YORK. July 29. The business
office of the Italian newspaper II Pro-
greeo in this city was wrecked today
by a mob which demanded that the
management of the paper begin a cam
paign to obtain freedom for Carlo
Tresca. a leader of the Industrial
Workers of the World, who is impris
oned in Minnesota. Tresca is awaiting
trial, it Is said, in connection with the
killing of a deputy sheriff about three
weeks ago. .
The police assert that the mob was
composed of members of the I. W. W.
who had attended a meeting in Union
Square earlier in the afternoon, and
had listened to fiery speeches urging
all followers of Tresca to bring pres
sure to bear on Italian newspapers to
take up his case.
PACKERS REFUSE TO WORK
Armour, Swift and Morris Interest
Affected by Strike.
EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., July 29. Em
ployes of the packing-houses here this
afternoon rejected a proposition tha
they return to work at the plants of
Armour & Co.. Swift & Co. and Morris
& Co. This action was taken afte
committees of the strikers had been
Informed at the Swift and Morris plants
that no concessions would be made to
them and that their union would not
About 4300 men are out in East St.
Louis. Several hundred men also are
out in St. Louis. Mo., where their pack
ing plants are affected.
Union officials predicted that if the
strike continues it will spread to Chi
cago and Kansas City.
NEW TRIAL DENIED INNES
Man Once Accused of Murder Must
Serve Seven-Year Term.
ATLANTA. Ga., July 9. Victor E.
Innes. recently sentenced to seven
years' imprisonment for larceny of trust
funds alleged to have been placed in
his hands by Mrs. Elols Nelms-Dennls,
today waa denied a new trial by Supe
rior Judge Ben Hill.
Mrs. Dennis and her sis'.er. Misa Be
atrice Nelms. disappeared two years
ago. and Innes" conviction was an out
growth of the search for them. Innes
was acquitted at San Antonio. Tex.,
of a charge of murdering the women.
ARE DUE IN TONIGHT
Appears, at Hotels.
STREETS GAILY DECORATED
Every Train and Steamer Is to'
Bring in Delegates.
CITIES OPEN CAMPAIGNS
Sisterhood's Representatives Also
Arc Flocking to Portland for
Session Sanitarium to Be
One of Debated Issues.
Delegates representing 7470 subordi-'
nato lodges of the Knights of Pythiaa
in the United States and Canada, with
an aggregate of nearly 750.000 mem
bers, now are gathering in Portland
for their regular biennial session.
The city is astir with preconvention
activities. The streets are ablaze with
red. blue and gold of the Pythian fra-'
ternity. Public buildings are wearing
their holiday attire. The hotels and
business places are illumined at night
with a welcoming signal to the in
coming hosts of Pythian Knights and
Crowds Come oa Trains and Ships.
Scattering delegations from West
Virginia, from New Mexico and from
other portions of the country began to
come in yesterday. Every regular train
arriving in Portland this morning, as
well as coastwise steamships arriving '
this afternoon, will bring additional
Fred E. Wheaton, of Minneapolis, the
supreme keeper of records and seal,
has established headquarters at the
Portland Hotel, which, likewise, will
be the headquarters of all the supreme
Two special trains will arrive at the
Union Depot tonight bringing dele
gates from the East and Middle West,
as well as most of the high officials
of the order. Brig S. Young, of Ada,
O., the supreme chancellor, and Mrs.
Young are members ot the party.
Several Cities Invite.
John J. Brown, of Vandalla. 111., su
preme vice-chancellor, also is on the
first special. Mr. Brown will be elected
supreme chancellor at the Portland
convention. He has no opposition.
Around the convention headquarters
yesterday the delegates began to take
an interest in the contest for the 191 1
convention. At least half a dozen
citiea are after the honor. Principal
among them are Norfolk, Va.; Rich
mond, V.; Atlantic City. N. J.; Chi
cago. 111.; Buffalo, N. Y, and Boston.
It is understood, moreover, that Nor
folk proposes to get all the publicity
it can out of the contest and then
throw its strength to Richmond. Se
lection of the convention city will be
made a special order of business early
in the week. The formal business
sessions will open at the Masonic
Temple, West Park and Yamhill
streets, on Tuesday morning.
The convention of Pythian Slaters
will be held in the Elks' lodgerooms,
on the fourth floor of the Elks build
ing. Stark street and Broadway.
Mrs. Cora M. Davis, of Union, Or.,
supreme chief of the Sisterhood, has
been in attendance at the Oregon
grand temple sessions which ' closed
yesterday, and will have charge of
this week's meetings. The Pythian
Sisters invariably hold their assem
blies at the same time and place as
the Knights, so the contest over tha
cpnvention city finds no counterpart
(Concluded on Page 13, Column &.