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VOL. XXXV SO. 33.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WASTE OF HIS
"Pork Barrel" Methods of
COURSE CALLED HAPHAZARD
Administration Taken to Task
for Failure to Carry Out
FIRM STAND ADVOCATED
Candidate Says Businesslike
Methods Will Come Only
by Determined Front.
BUTTE, Mont., Aus. 12. Charles
E. Hughes, addressing an audience in
the ball park here late today, re
viewed his declaration of convictions
and continued his attack on the Ad
ministration for its foreign and Mexi
can policy, its appointments and its
"The Democratic party," the nom
inee said, "has always been a party
of opposition to progress. There has
not been a National movement in re
sponse to a National demand that has
not had to run over the prostrate
form of the Democratic party."
Platform Pledges Ignored.
The nominee assailed the Adminis
tration for what he termed failure to
carry out its platform pledges, nota
bly the plank in the 1912 platform de
claring for the maintenance of Ameri
can rights abroad.
"This Administration in the first
instance organized its State Depart
ment," Mr. Hughes said, "so as to re
duce its potency 25 per cent in the
eyes of the world."
The nominee reiterated his declara
tion that he was against "the pork
barrel" method of government and
characterized the last rivers and har-
iors bill as "a spectacle of shocking
"And it will continue," he eaid, "un
til some American Executive is will
ing to take his political life in his
hands and come before the American
people and say: 'Here I stand for
businesslike1 methods of government,
come what will.' Until that time
comes we will still have to get along
in that haphazard way. For the 19th
century that way might have done,
but it won't do for the 20th."
Candidate Off for Spokane.
Mr. Hughes left here at 7:35 P. M.
for Spokane, where he will spend to
morrow resting. Reviewing the first
week of his campaign, the nominee
issued a statement, saying that he
was much gratified by the reception
given him and anticipated strong
support in the Northwest. The hoarse
ness which bothered him a day or two
has left him and he felt better at
present than at any time since his
Before leaving Butte Mr. Hughes
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SPOKANE READY TO
GREET MR. HUGHES
. . STATE ASSEMBLE.
Candidate Will Address Women at
Auditorium Theater Tomorrow
and Later Speak at Stadium. j
SPOKANE, Wash, Aug. 12. (Spe
cial.) Leading: Republicans from all
over the state have been arriving In
Spokane today to take part In the re
ception for Charles E. Hughes upon
his arrival in the city Sunday morning.
Senator Miles Poindexter has can
celled speaking dates east of the moun
tains; S. Albert Perkins. Republican
National Committeeman, will be here
from Tacoma this evening. Millard T.
Hartsonv state chairman, arrived early
Down to the last detail, arrange
ments for the Hughes party were
given out today by Charles Hebberd.
county chairman. The Presidential can
didate and his party will be met at
the Northern Pacific depot at 9 A. M
their train arriving at 6:30 A. M. Mr.
Hebbard, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Hartson.
Charles P. Lund. N. W. Durham. Horace
Kimball. Mrs. F. A. Noteware and Mrs.
Sarah Flannigan. of the County ex
ecutive committee, and all members of
the big general reception committee,
will be at the depot.
The party will be taken at once to
the Davenport and this is the only oc
casion during the day on which Mr.
Hughes will be in public At 1:45 P. M.
automobiles will be at the depot, to
take the newspaper correspondents
and other members of his party for a
tour of the conntry around Spokane,
members of the executive committee
being assigned to the 15 cars reserved
for the occasion.
Monday at 8:30 P. M. Mr. Hughes will
speak at the Auditorium Theater. The
spokane "Women's reception committee
of 250 members, and all women voters
in the city, will be invited to attend
At 5 P. M. Mr. Hughes, at the Daven
port, will meet members of both re
ception committees, nearly 1000 per
sona in all. He will speak at the Sta
dium at 7:30 P. M. His party leaves
for Seattle at 8:45 P. M. over the
SURGEON GIVES OWN BODY
Antopsy Held in Accord With Dr.
Murphy's Last Wish.
CHICAGO. Aug. 12. The last con
tribution to science of Dr. John B.
Murphy, the eminent surgeon who died
yesterday at Mackinac Island, the gift
of his body, was made today.
In obedience to Dr. Murphy's last
wish that science establish the cause
of the death which he knew was
coming, an autopsy was performed here
as soon as the body was brought from
the Northern Summer resort. It es
tablished that death was due to heart
disease aggravated by throat trouble.
This confirmed the diagnosis that Dr.
Murphy had made on his own condi
The funeral will be held Monday
ZOO HAS NEW BABY ELK
Youngster Is Offspring of One of
'Yellowstone Parle Herd.
A baby elk, the offspring of one of
the Yellowstone Park elk herd, was
found yesterday morning at Washing
ton Park zoo. He was born some time
during the night.
The youngster Is abouf two feet in
height and is mostly legs and head.
He is said to be one of the finest speci
mens of his kind ever born at the zoo.
WOMEN HAVE HUGHES CLUB
Mrs. . Flora Brown Heads New Or
ganization at Lebanon.
LEBANON, Or., Aug. 12. (Special.)
A women's Hughes club was organized
The following officers were elected:
President, Mrs. Flora Brown; vice-pres
ident, Mrs. Tressa Blackburn: secre
tary-treasurer. Mrs. Hattle C. St. John
YET AVERT STRIKE
Mediation Fails, but
Hope Is Not Lost.
BOARD EXPANSION IS SOUGHT
Railroads Object to Considera
tion Only of Demands.
BREAK IS BARELY AVERTED
Trainmen Sny Invitation From
President Wilson for Conference
. Would Bo Accepted Double
Pay Is Chief Hurdle.
NEW YORK. Aug. II. Notwith
standing the failure of mediation to
bring together the representatives of
the railroads of the country and their
400,000 employes on the demand for an
eight-hour day and time and a half
for overtime, the threatened strike
that would tie up 225 railroad systems
and throw 1,800,000 railroad workers
out of employment, may be averted by
arbitration. An agreement to this ef
fect may be entered into tomorrow, it
was predicted here tonight.
At the end of a day of confusing
situations and contradictory reports,
the leaders of the four railroad broth
erhoods and the members of . the
United States Board of Mediation and
Conciliation, which is striving to effect
a peaceful settlement at the special
request of President Wilson, viewed the
Scope of Arbitration Is Issue.
It has been vii tually conceded that
arbitration unde- the present provi
sion's of the Newland's act would not
be satisfactory to the men, but an
expansion of the board ' provided for
may b accented by them with the
proviso that only their present de
mands are to be arbitrated. The rail
roads have maintained that in the
event of arbitration not only the de
mands of their employes, but the roads
contingent proposition," which is
baad on the eight-hour day but elim-
natis the double compensation fea
tures should be arbitrated.
Several times during the day's nego
tla'.ions between the mediators and the
trainmen it seemed as if the men were
on the point of withdrawing from fur
ther parley. When the situation
reached a point vvhere it was reported
President Wilson had intervened. A.
B. Garretson, president of the order of
Railway Conductors. authorized
statement which clearly indicated the
brotherhoods would not oppose such
Call to Washington Welcomed.
"An Invitation from the President of
the United States." said Mr. Garretson,
"is tantamount to a command. If he
summons us to Washington we will go
But it must be understood that the
President has no more power in this
matter than the mediators."
Although the mediators and the rati
road managers refused to discuss the
events of the day, Mr. Garretson had no
hesitation in doing so, saying that
mediation having failed, he was under
no further obligations to maintain
secrecy about the negotiations. He
said the double compensation feature
was the stumbling block.
Mr. Garretson declared double com
pensation agreements are in effect on
virtually every railroad in the country
and that they were won by the men
after serious effort extending over a
period of 30 years.
Tiext Move l"p to Roads.
Because the mediators could not give
th-3 trainmen assurance that the rail
roads would waive the "contingent
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CARTOONIST REYNOLDS' WEEKLY REVIEW OF OUTSTANDING NEWS EVENTS.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
IESTERDATS Maximum temperature. T
degrees; minimum, fiv desrses.
TODAY'S Showers, cooler; southwesterly
- Politic -
Mr. Hashes condemns "pork barrel" Tneth-
odi of Administration. Bection 1, pass 1.
Presldenfto attempt to put Mr. Hughes on
defensive in campaign. Section 1. page tt.
President reiterates stand for suffrage by
stales. Section 1, page 1.
Revision of Income lax approved In Demo
cratic Senate caucus. Section 1. page o.
Talkative French sailor says Teutscblend is
sunk, but officers deny rumor. Section
1. page ,
Official war reports. Section 1. page 4.
Turks ascribe defeat near Sues Canal, to
sandstorm. Section 1. page 4.
Kaiser Wllhelm. suddenly appears on west
front and reviews troops. Section 1.
page 4. I
Russians capture whole Strlpa River line in
Lemberc drive, section 1, page 1.
Remaining guard units, more than 20,000
men, ordered to border. becuon x,
Third Infantry Machine Gun Company gets
latest type weapons and auto true.
Section 1, page 2.
Battery A men have danger thrills in fast
drills. bectlon 1, page 2.
Denmark likely to have new election to
decide cession of Danish West Indies.
Section 1, pass 7.
Chicago Board of Trade president says
wheat prices are up to stay. Section I
Mrs. Hushes Is "haven for her husband."
who is not henpecked. Section 1, page S.
Arbitration may yet avert railroad strike.
Sectloln 1, page 1.
23 killed in trolley crash near Johnstown.
Pa, Section 1, page 3.
Daughter-in-law of Ambassador Page dies
of infantile paralysis. Section 1, page 1. .
Pacific Coast league results Portland 4-2,
Vornon 6-5; Oakland 8, Salt Lake 1; Los
Angeles 4, San Francisco S. Section 3.
Gearhart scene of golf tbls week. Section 2,
Boston wins double-header from Brooklyn.
Section 2. page 2.
Athletics win double-header from Tankeea
Section 2. page 2.
Bout Judges are named. Section 2, page 4.
Hornsby. of St. Louis Nationals, is new star.
Section 2, page S.
Important games scheduled In Inter-City
League today. Section 2, page 8.
Wrestling game at San Francisco Is hurt.
Section 2. page 4.
Miss Campbell is matched against Miss
Ryder in Murraymead play. Section 2,
Russell defeats Kelleher In great tennis
match at Seattle, Section 2, pace 1.
Spokane prepares to greet Mr. Hughes. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Senator Sutton declares campaign stand at
Vancouver. Section 1. page 8.
Flax fibre plant rises at Turner. Section 1.
page 8. -
Ex-Chief Justice of Idaho says big business
plotting to control state. Section 1,
Benefit of Aicrieultural College work wide-
spread. Section 1, page S.
Osteopathic physician held In Seattle death I
mystery rase. Section 1. page 5. -
Filings in Washington aggregate 124, with
fees of SS2S5. Section 1, page 9.
County Judges Invited to grant conference
at Eugene. Section 1, page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat makes-new top record In Portland
market. Section 2, page 15.
Copper develops lead on Wall street. Sec
tion 2, page 15.
Repairing of Kenkon Mara Is big Job. Sec
tion. 2. page 16.
'School marms special" will sail for islands.
Section 2, page 1.
River shipyards are rushed, more are build
ing and some projected. Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Honor of Oregon at etake la recruiting. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
Five alliancfs for Hughes are formed In
day. Section 1, page 6.
Military camp for girls to open August 24.
Section 1. page lO.
Plan to attract Industries . Is completed.
Section 1, page 11.
Oregon gasoline law ridiculed. Section 1,
Indiana stone is declared to be unsuitable
for new postofflee. Section 1, page 10.
Ten thousand seats placed in Ice Palace for
Hughes meeting. Section 1, page 12.
Siberian youth In tolls for mental marriage.
Section 1, page 14.
Pastors, judtres and physician condemn
eugenics law. Section 1, page 18.
Most successful buyers ireek is over. Sec
tion 1, page 13.
'Prohibited district" proposed by new traf
fic ordinance. Section 1, page 12.
Aid given move for establishment of Fed
eral bank In Portland. Section 1. page 12.
O. M. Clark Inaugurates rigid economy plan.
Section 1. page 15.
Hundreds going from Portland to Coos Say
fete. Section 1. page 14.
Trainmen present case to public. Section 1.
Labor Council condemns Chamber , of Com
merce in circular letter. Section 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page 16.
L.c.ioercncn offer railway wage dispute
plan. Section 1. page 14.
Proposed new charter will be sent out soon
lor voters to study. bection 1, page ,
WHOLE STBIPA LINE
Austrians Fall Back In
to New Danger.
MENAGE TO LEMBERG GROWS
Czar's Troops at Halitz May
Force Enemy to City.
SECOND RETREAT LIKELY
Ground Seized la Lnst Stretch of
Old A us tro-German Wall From
Ir i pet Ma rshes to Fro n-
tier of Honmania.
BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
(War Correspondent of th New York
Tribune. Hy Spue lei Cable.
LONDON, Auy. 12. (Special.) The
whole line of the River Strlpa In Gallcia
was seized by the Russians today. The
army of General von Bothmer, after
holding: Its strongly fortified position
ever since last Winter, -was compelled
by the powerful pressure of the Rus
slans north and south to fall back has
tily toward the west. Tonight the Aus
trians are probably entrenched behind
the ZIota LI pa River, prepared to make
a last stand before they retreat to
positions before Lembergr.
It was the menace to his flanks and
rear, rather than any frontal move
ment, which caused Von Bothmer to
surrender the line along- the Strlpa,
which for seven weeks had been sub
jected to the most violent Russian at
tacks. RuAftinns Close In.
Generals Sakharoff oil the north and
Letchitsky on the couth had gradually
closed In upon the Austrian wings.
Yesterday's developments brought the
threat against Von Bo t rimer's flanks
to a head. He chose to give up terrl
tory rather than expose his troops to
xnis decision was expected. All
through their offensive the Russians
have fought to weaken the enemy's
forces, those of the Austrians partlcu
larly, rather than to gain ground. The
seizure of the Strlpa line of fortifica
tions disposes of the last stretch of the
great wall which the Austro-German
armies erected last Winter from the
Pripet marshes to the Roumanian fron
tier. At no point along this 250-mile
line have the Teutons been able to
stand up against the overwhelming
power of the Czar's offensive.
Umbtrr Thrust Kaaler.
The Immediate result of the fall of
the Strlpa line and the retirement of
Von Bothtner's forces is to put the
Russians in a far better position to
strike at Lemberg. General Sakharoffa
capture of several points on the Tarno-poI-Krasne-Lemberg
road of retreat
makes it probable that Von Bothmer,
finding this route blocked, led his
forces back west over the Southwest
Railroad branching at Potutory into
two lines which run into Lemberg.
At the Zlota Lipa it is expected that
he will attempt to form a new front,
through Buscze. Brzezany and Zavalof.
But General" Letcbitsky's right wing
already has reached a point on the
north bank of the Dniester which is
west of the Zlota Lipa and the capture
of Malitz. which- is expected at almost
any hour, would enable the Russian
commander to move in the rear of any
positions on the Zlota Lipa. For this
reason it is not believed that Von
Bothmer will be able to hold a line on
the Zlota Lipa for any time.
From this position the Austrians
must retire to the Bug-Gnlta-Lipa line
and there make their last fight to
retain the Galician capital. Meanwhile
the Austrian retreat will permit -the
Russians to straighten their whole
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PLATFORM FAVORING STATE AC
TION HELD BINDING.
Mr. Wilson Praises Women for
Good Use Made or Ballot and
Pledges Aid to Cause.
DENVER. Auk. II. President wfl-
son outlined his position on equal suf
frage for women In a letter to the Jan.
Jefferson Democratic Club, a woman's
organization, .and made public tonight
at its annual banquet.
"One of the strongest forces behind
equal suffrage sentiment of the coun
try." says the President. "Is the now
demonstrated fact that In suffrage
states women Interest themselves in
public questions, study them thorough
ly, form their opinions and divide as
men do concerning them."
Referring to advocates of .tat. and
national action on suffrage, the letter
"Both great political parties of the
Nation have In their recent platforms
favored the extension of suffrage to
women through state action, and I do
not see how their candidates can con
sistently disregard these official declar
ations. I shall endeavor to make the
declaration of my own party inthls
matter effectual by every influence that
I can properly and legitimately exer
cise." Woman's part In the progress of the
race, the letter says, "is as important
as man's." and "suffrage and service
go hand In hand." It adds:
"The war In Europe has forever aet
at rest the notion that nations depend
In times of stress wholly upon their
S. H. Thompson, of the Attorney-Gen
eral's office at Washington, was the
principal speaker at the banquet.
ARMY MEN IN VAUDEVILLE
Regular Soldiers Appear on Stage) to
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 12. The
United States Government has gone
into vaudeville to Bpread the doctrine
of preparedness 'and get recruits for
.he Army. Nine regular soldier In
command of a sergeant are appearing
at a local theater here this week In a
skit. "The Outpost."
They show setting up exercises and
drills, and at the conclusion of a plot
save the flag from falling into the
SIAMESE PRINCE COMING
Brother of Kins to Go to College
and Be American Rah Rah Boy.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 12. Prince
Phya Prabha Paravongse. envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary from Siam to the United States,
arrived here today from Washington.
D. C, to meet Prince Songlla, brother
of the King of Siam. who is to arrive
here Wednesday from the Orient, to
go to college.
The Siamese Minister will escort
Prince Songlla across the continent.
JERSEY RECORD EXPECTED
Two-Year-Old Oregou Cow Exceeds
800 Pounds of Butter.
A registered cow. Old Man's Darling
II. owned by Pickard Bros., near
Marion, started her test at two years
of age and has been under official test
for the year which will end August Is,
with a record of more than 800 pounds
of butter for the year. .
Her owners expect that she will make
a record for 2-year-olds.
Risk on Lumber Taken.
LONDON. Aug. 12. The Swedish
state commission of war insurance has
decided to resume the acceptance of
insurance on vessels and lumber car
goes destined to England and France,
says a Reuter dispatch from Stock
Acceptance was interrupted recently
owing to numerous neutral losses by
torpedoes and captures in the Baltic
MRS. FRANK C. PAGE
IS PLAGUE VICTIM
Bride of Son of Ambas
. sador Dies.
DEATH FOLLOWS HONEYMOON
nfantile Paralysis Takes an
NEW SERUM IS EFFECTIVE
Seven Persons Cured of Maladv
Give Blood for Treatment of 60
Children Chinese Cure
May Be Employed.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11. Mrs. Frank
Copland Pagt daughter-in-law of
Walter HInes Page. United States Am
bassador to Great Britain, died of In
fantile paralysis late to day at her
Summer home in South Garden City.
Long Island. She was 25 years old
and had been ill only since yesterday.
Mrs. Page, who was Katherlno Sef-
ton. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Freder
ick Sefton. of Auburn. N. Y.. was
married to the son of the American
Ambassador June 3 last. She was a
graduate of Smith College, and first
met Mr. Page at a dinner given at Au
burn in his honor by Charles D. Os
borne, one of his classmates at Har
varo. Wedding; T.lp Just Completed.
Ambassador Page, who returned
with his wife to this country yester
day, engtged rooms at a hatel In Gar
den City as soon as the condition of
uis daughter-in-law became serious.
Both be and Mrs. Page were at the
young woman's bedside when she died.
Tn. . younger Mrs. Page recently re
turned with her husband from their
Physicians who attended her ex
pressed the belief that she contracted
Infantile paralysis before returning:
here, although the disease did not
manifest Itself until yesterday.
fceven persons in New York City, all
more than 1." years old. who have been
cured of the disease, volunteered today
to give some of their blood for the
manufacture of a new serum with
which the health authorities are ex
perimenting. Sixty children already
have been treated with the serum, and
it lh said more than half of them
Epldemle Gains In Kvry.
Health department officials an
nounced tonight that this had been the
high record weak for the disease since
the epidemic developed. Cases reported
were 119S as against 1117 last week
and 12 the previous week. In the list
of new cases and deaths made public
today a total of S140 cases were shown,
with 1S71 deaths.
Infantile paralysis Is not considered
especially dangerous in China, where
it has been known for centuries and
where It is attributed to atmospheric
conditions due to hct. humid weather.
Dr. Lee Han Gee and Dr. Yuan Hook
TIits reported to Commissioner Emer
son here today.
Plasm e Known in China.
The Chinese physicians made their re
port after an investigation of cases of
the disease now being treated in hos
pitals. The atmospheric condition re
sponsible for the epidemic is known in
China as "wong eah." they assert, and
is similar to the Bermuda "high" whlcft
recently swept over the Eastern states.
Health Commissioner Emerson said
tonight that if It is 'shown that the
medicine which the Chinese physicians
recommended is not harmful and if
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