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VOL,. XXXV NO. 35.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 191G.
rmci: FIVE CENTS.
"TWINKLE TROT" IS
LAST DAY AT GOOS
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
3 FOREST FIRES
LINE IS NOT DISTANT
GAY CELESTIAL RAG
L OF GAIETY
SEVERAL STEPS DEMONSTRATED
HUNDREDS OP MILLIONS FKET
OF TIMBER THREATENED.
Sudden Crisis Sends Pres
ident to Capitol.
ROAD HEADS REJECT PLAN
Guarantee of Some Source of
Added Revenue Is De
mand of Executives.
EMPLOYES ARE FIRM, TOO
Many Brotherhood Men Leave
Capitol; Strike Before End
of Week Unlikely.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. The
threatened railway strike took on such
a grave aspect today that President
Wilson turned toward Congress for a
solution of the problem.
Suddenly this morning,' when it be
came known that the railway execu
tives were unanimous in their refusal
to accept his plan of settlement, Pres
ident Wilson personally went to the
Capitol and laid before Majority
Leader Kern, of the Senate, and Sen
ator Newlands, chairman of the inter
state commerce committee, the state
ment of the railway heads that Con
gress must guarantee some source of
added revenue if they are to meet the
demands of their employes.
Rate Increase Discussed.
How this should be accomplished
President Wilson did not suggest. Im
mediately afterward Senators began
discussing:', proposals to have Con
gress record itself in favor of a rate
Np urrangements were made today
for the President to address Congress
on the subject, but it was considered
likely that he might do so during the
coming week if the situation continues
Tonight the railway executives fin
ished framing their answer to Pres
dent Wlson's plan and notified the
White House they were ready. Presi
dent Wilson sent word he would pre
fer to see them Monday morning at
Many of Brotherhood Leave.
The brotherhood leaders, after being
In meeting most of the day, ad
journed to 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. Many of them left town tonight.
The refusal of the railway execu
tives to accept the President's plan,
including concession of the eight-hour
day, and proposing a counter plan,
such as previously has been outlined,
will put the next move up to the broth
erhood leaders. It probably will be
communicated to them officially Mon
day after President Wilson has heard
it from the executives.
Meanwhile some development of
possible Congressional action is ex
pected and will depend on the out--come
of the next steps between the
employers and employes.
The executives held several meet-
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WM AT SAVfTK
Proposal to Let Ministers and So
cial AVorltcrs Have Voice
Is Under Debute.
rtifrtnn Ane- 2fi t Rneclal.l "Th
twinkle trot." "the luckv number candy
cotillion." "the Chinese processional
dunce" and "the srem waltz." were
anions' the novelties demonstrated to
day at the sixth annual convention or
the American National Association of
Dancing- Masters in the ballroom of the
Ulsa Elinor Evans. St. Joseph. Mo,
a pupil of Professor E. A- Frinz. dem
onstrated the Chinese dance in chic
"Thp twinkle trot is much like our
fox trots." said Carl Christensera, Salt
Lake City, a member of the organiza
tion. "Its sponsor is Montrose aa.
Ringler, of Portland. Or. It bids fair
to become popular."
Social workers, pastors and society
wnmen will have an opportunity to ex
press their views on the latest dances.
if the proposition now being debated
in the convention is adopted.
"W want the ministers to know
what is going on ln tne dancing world,"
said Mr. Christensen. "In that event
they probably would not be hostile to
SENATOR CULBERSON WINS
Wilson Senator Carries German
Counties in Texas.
DALLAS, Tex.. Aug. 26. Senator
Charles A, Culberson, as tne wuson
candidate, was leading ex-Governor
O. B. Colquitt by almost two to one
tonight, with less than 30.000 votes to
be counttd. In the runoff primary ror
th -Democratic United States Sena
torial nomination. The standing was:
Culberson. 146. SOT; Colquitt. 83,457.
A notable fact from the returns re
ceived is that Senator Culberson car
ried nraetlcallv every German county
in the state. It was In these section
V a r-clvid such a. vote as to enable
him to catch up on the apparently
overwhelming majority given his op
ponent by the larger counties and
LOUISIANA NEGRO LYNCHED
Parents of Assailant's Intended Vic
tim Plead for His Life.
SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 26. A mob
of 1000 yesterday took Jess Hammet,
a negro, from the Jail at Vivian. 20
miles north of here, and hanged him
to a telegraph pole. He was Identified
by a white woman as the man who at
tempted an assault upon her, armed
with a. butcherknife.
The woman's parents were among
those who pleaded with the mob' to de
STENOGRAPHER NEED BIG
Government to Hold Examinations
WASHIN-GTOX, Aug. 26. Male sten
ographers are urgently needed by the
Government. In anticipation of an un
usual demand for stenographers the
Civil Service Commission announced to
day that special examinations for men
only would be held throughout the
country September 12 and 26.
More than 200 appointments are to
be made as soon as possible.
POINCARE WRITES WILSON
Reply Is Made to Plea for Permis
sion to Aid Poland.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. President
Polncaire, of France, has sent a mail
reply to President Wilson's personal
plea for arrangements to send relief
It Is understood that the reply fol
lows the general lines of those by Eng
land and Germany, which imposed con
ditions making relief impossible.
Father of Railroad Re
turns From LongTrip.
SURVEY IS NEARLY COMPLETED
Towns All Along Road Are En
thusiastic in Support.
SHIPMENTS ARE PROMISED
Financing of Undertaking to Be
Started in 3 0 or 6 0 Days, Now
That Rlghts-of-Way and
Terminals Are Obtained.
Robert Strahorn, president and
projector of the line, returned to Port
land yesterday from a 2200-mile auto
trip filled with encouragement over the
prospects In the Interior of the state
for the completion of the Oregon-California
& Eastern Railway.
Accompanied by Mrs. Strahorn, and
an engineer. President i Strahorn was
greeted at the chief points visited and
escorted -Ihrough the country by dele
gations of prominent citizens. Reports
of crop conditions and the general out
look were so favorable that Mr. Stra
horn became enthusiastic.
25O0 Mile of Survey Blade.
The final locations of the line, he
said, are now all complete with the
exception of only 25 miles. A total of
2500 miles of surveys have been run
since the project was undertaken to
find the best routes for the 450 miles
of the system.
"I have spent a year and a half in
almost constant investigation of re
sources and present traffic possibili
ties, as well as those likely to be added
by the development of lumber, irriga
tion, drainage and the utilization of
certain mineral resources," said Mr.
"We have finally gotten this project
where, within the next 30 or 60 days
at most, we will be ready to take up
its financing In all its parts.
Construction Not Far Off.
"This pdrt of It. I have, of course.
constantly worked at while proceeding
with the engineering and other matters
and we have made so much progress
that for the first time I feel we can
say that we are within measurable dis
tance of commencing construction.
"I have found Central Oregon espe
cially in a most helpful mood from
one end to the other. This Is best evi
denced by the accomplishments of citi
zens of the principal points on the sys
tem and their promises for the future.
"For example. Bend has. through Im
portant donations and the voting of
bonds amounting to $35,000, procured
a centrally located, and In every way
acceptable terminal, and is bard at
work obtaining about 140 miles of right
of way covering the division between
Bend and the Harney Valley country
- Terminal! and Grading Offered.
"Burns has voted $125,000 to aid
construction and Is only awaiting sub
mission of my plans to .furnish rights
of way across the Harney Valley and
take other action. Silver Lake has
given good terminals and has obtained
20 miles of rights of way out of 30
miles assigned to It. It also offers to
do considerable grading.
"Paisley has also, given well-located
station' grounds and has procured the
major portion of the rights of way re
quired In its vicinity. Lakeview has
obtained a large amount of rights of
way and Is prepared to vote $30,000 in
bonds for the remainder and such por
tions of terminals in the city as remain
to be acquired.
"Klamath Falls has called for an
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CARTOONIST REYNOLDS GIVES
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 81
degrreen; minimum. 63 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair, cooler; westerly
German take offensive all alone line In
w-ast. Section 1, pagt 4.
Official war reports. Section 1. pag-e 4.
Bulbars continue to overrun Greece. Sec
tion 1. page 4.
Third Oresron to be mustered In as Guards
men under recent act. Section 1. aga 7.
Troop A to break camp on Tuesday. Section
1. Page 7.
Railroad situation suddenly becomes crltl
cal. Section 1. page 1.
Lowering of Income exemption defeated after
Democratic word war. Section 1, page 2.
United States defending fleet "sunk" and
"foe" lands army, in war game. Section
1. page 2.
Political expert sbows how vital Is Main
vote this year. Section 1. page 6.
Women in hot political fight In Wash
ington. Section 1, page 10.
Denver crowd roars applause when Mr.
Hushes mentions Roosevelt's name.
Section 1, page 3.
Recluse millionaire thouht to be victim
ot cult, section 1, pafie Z.
'Twinkle Trot" Is new dance. Section 1.
Great Bear Is wrerkfd. but Arctic hunters
are rescued. Section 1, page 6.
Colonel Roosevelt to make another hunting
trip to Africa In December, Section 1,
Race card at La Grande la big. Section 2,
"Bunny" Brief is league's leading home-run
hitter. Section 2. page 1.
Cof froth la now racetrack king. Section 2,
page S. '
Baron Long, veteran ring manager, to see
Welsh-White bout. Section X page 6.
Golf honors won by skill, not luck. Section
2. page 4.
Flttery. of Salt Lake, strikeout king In
Pacific Coast League. Section 2, page 3.
Welsh-White bout arouses interest. Section
2, page 8.
Big horserace meet for Portland planned.
. Section 2. page 8.
Daubert again leads National League bat
ters. Section 2, page 2.
Joe Bush pitches no-hit, no-ran game against
Cleveland, section 2, page
Pacific Coast League results Portland 0-3,
Salt Lake 6-6; Oakland 8, Los Angeles 6;
San Francisco 4. Vernon 2, Section 2,
Final games of Inter-City League on tod&jr.
Section 2, page 3.
Braves rout Cubs. Section 2. page 2.
Deer hunters reported fewer this season.
Section 2. page 5.
Western tennis stars carry away doubles
honors at Southampton. Section 2, page 4,
Saints walk away with two games from
Portland. Section 2. page 1.
Brisk play closes Breakers tennis tourna
ment. Section 2. page 3.
Miss Muriel Sallng. of Pendleton, to be
Astoria Regatta Queen. Section 1, page 9.
Oregon share of Federal .road fund will
total 81. 820,000 In five years. Section 1,
The Dalles man back from Germany. Sec
tion 8, page 10.
Rldgefteld plans county Industrial fair. Sec
tion 3, page 10.
Portlandera are hosts to Coos folk. Sec
tion 1. page 8.
Dr. MacPherson criticises fruit market
ing system. Section 1, page 9.
Coos Bay railway jubilee closes In whirl
or gaiety. section J, page l.
Three forest fires raging in Washington,
Section 1, page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Large wheat buyers withdraw from mar
ket. pending strike developments at
Washington. Section 2, page 14.
Fear of strike sends wheat down at Chi
cago. Section 2, page 14. .
General recovery in last hour of stock mar
ket session. Section 2, page 14.
Life buoy is tested. Section 2. page 6.
Shipbuilding goes on apace. Section 2, page
River boatmen call off strike. Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Robert Strahorn says actual construction of
railroad is not far distant. Section 1,
Reed College adds teachers. . Section 1
Fred Dahnken. of T se D circuit, here on
visit, section 1, psge 15.
Richard W. Chllds, of Boise. Is new manager
of Portland Hotel, bection 1, page 18.
Scarcity of labor may hit hopyards. Sec
tion 1. page 12.
New big time acts are booked to show at
Portland Orpheum. Section 1, page 12.
Labor day. celebration to last three days.
Section 1. page 11.
Supervisor Thompson puts playground value
above cost, bection l. page 14.
Coming Coast conventions are listed by rail
way. Section 1. page 10.
Girl artist discovered. Section 1. page 7.
W. D. B. Dodson probably will be new sec
retary of chamber. Section 1, page 18.
Young offspring of Anna Rossi la without
legal name. Section 1, page 14.
Idaho stock show secretary here boosting
November event. Section 1. page 14.
Officials nf B'nal B'rlth to visit. Section 1.
Official report shows steady Increase in cost
of city government. Section 1, age 14.
Spauldtng Lumber Company alone needs 84
cars. Section 1. page C. -Civilian
recruits to start tonight for Amer
ican Lake camp. Section 1, page u.
"Merry Dancers" are observed in heavens.
Section 1, page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
1. rase 13.
SOME PICTORIAL IMPRESSIONS OF CURRENT
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Odd, Playful Lights Are
Observed in Heavens.
ASTRAL "TWINKLE TROT" SEEN
Music of Spheres. Is Orches
TOURISTS ARE SPECTATORS
Opinion Is Advanced That Display
Is Aurora Borealis Since Rays
Are of Many Haes and Stay
an Hour in Sky.
The "Merry Dancers" were In the sky
last night or was it a corona, the
Aurora Borealis or the Aurora-Aus
At any rate, it was a beautiful sight
and It struck wonder Into the hearts of
any number of people" all through Port
land and the Willamette Valley.
The beautiful flashes not unlike the
Aurora Borealis. began about 9:30
o'clock ami showed In the east and
south-of-east sky. By 10:30 the phenom
enon was exhausted. The light flashes
fairly danced across the sky at times
wltti great brilliance and were of long
endurance. Dropping down below the
horizon the lighua, at times, would van
ish, only to reappear with a caper,
The lights were brilliant and of dif
ferent hues, but each hue woven deli
cately into the other.
Telephone Queries Unanswered.
Telephone calls from Mount Hood
resorts were many and none could ex
plain the phenomenon.
Some thought It was heat lightnin
others that it was the reflection of a
Others -saw it begin, they say, shortly
after sunset in the western horizon,
climb to the zenith of the heavens and
there in laterals begin its play about
It Is possible the display was some
form of the Aurora Borealis, as at
times the Northern Lights have been
known to climb to the south of the
zenith of the sky. In this case It is
known as the Corona. At other times
scientists say the lights form an arc
across the sky from east to west, in
which case the phenomenon is known
as the "Merry Dancers."
Tourists) ou Highway See It.
Tourists from the Columbia High
way arriving in town last night said
it was unmistakeably an exhibition of
the Aurora Borealis. Some said when
the display had reached the Milky Way
it slowly dissolved.
At one time the display resembled a
mammoth searchlight played across the
sky; at other times it broke into many
Some of the telegraph lines to the
east were slightly affected by the dis
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Aug. 26. (Spe
cial.) Great flashes of light, like the
flare from some giant searchlamp,
flared across the heavens here tonight.
The shafts of light appeared to coma
from the southeast, and extended in a
northwesterly direction. The source of
the light in the east was indistinct,
but the great shafts which played
across the heavens were plainly visible.
The lights were first noticed about
9:30. -when persons in the Dee Settle
ment telephoned the information to
residents In the city. The lights dis
appeared about 10:30.
Italians Win More Ground.
ROME, via London, Aug. 26. Italian
troops have won additional successes
In the Alpine regions along the north
ern part of the Austro-Italian front,
the War Office announced today.
Woods Along Main. Lines of Great
Northern and Northern Pacific
Railways Are Scones.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 26. Three
forest fires along the main lines of the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific
railroads between Seattle and the sum
mit of the Cascades tonight threat
ened hundreds of millions feet of
Western Washington fir. More than
150 firefighters are attempting to
bring the fires under control.
A fire which runa among tree tops.
and Is the most difficult to combat,
destroyed 1000 acres of Government
and Northern Pacific timber near the
main line of the railroad near Lester.
It is still beyond control.
A forest ranger in- a station at the
summit -of one of the Cascade moun
tains today discovered fire raging
through 300,000.000 feet of Government
timber on the Upper White Chuck
River. Its actual extent is unknown.
Fire-fighting crews from Darrlngton
set out for it this afternoon.
The third fire is in Government and
Great Northern timber near Berlin, on
the main line of the Great Northern.
An attempt" is being made to confine
It to green timber. The loss here is
less than In the two others, as the fire
Is burning on the highest ridges of
MEXICANS BEG FOR HELP
De Faclo Government Unable to
Combat Typhus and Smallpox:
EL PASO. Texas, Aug. 26. An appeal
of tne people of Ag-.ias Cal i en tea and
Zacatecas to authorities of the de facto
government In Mexico City to send
physicians, medicines and food to al
leviate disease and famine rampant In
the two states has been fruitless, ac
cording to private advices here.
The report said there was not more
than enough food in the Federal dis
trict to provide for the people there,
and that if there were any physicians
available they could do nothing, for
there were no serume to combat the
typhus and smallpox epidemics.
Deportation Order for Two Russian
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 A special
order from President Wilson which
reached the steamship Nieuw Amster
dam Just before the liner sailed yester
day saved Mrs. Sarah Schimelsora and
her daughter, Esther, from deporta
tion. The woman's husband was
executed by the Russians in Suwalkl,
Russian Poland, for selling bread to
the Germans after the Teutons first
captured that place. When the Ger
mans retook the town the widow, her
daughter and her 11-year-old son were
sent to Berlin and given a passport to
America, with orders not to return.
SQUAW DISABLES SHERIFF
Officer Serving Warrant on Indian
Hit in Back With Ax.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Aug. 26.
(Special.) While arresting an Indian
on a Justice Court warrant near White
Swan last evening, Ralph Bailey. Depu
ty Sheriff, was struck In the back by a
squaw with the blunt side of an axe.
He is partially paralyzed.
COLD WAVE HITS KANSAS
People Don Wraps After Week of
TOPEKA. Kan.. Aug. 26. From swel
tering from the heat early in the week
Kansas early tonight sought wraps as
the result of a cold wave which fol
lowed rains last night and today.
The highest temperature recorded to
day here was 76 degrees.
Marshfield Sets Fast
CELEBRATION'S END TRIUMPH
Visitors En Route Home, Leav
ing Residents Exhausted.
PARADE IS GREAT FEATURE
Final Programme Includes Sports
on Lund and in Water, Maroli
lnr. Social Reception, and
Night Street Festivities.
BY SHAD O. KRANTZ.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Aug. 26. (Spe
cial.) So far as the people of Coos
Bay and the Coos country are con
cerned, they have demonstrated that
they appreciate their new railroad.
They figuratively turned this old
town inside out for their guests in
preparing for tnelr big celebration to
day, and their guests by way of show
ing their appreciation and to continue
the metaphor to its logical conclusion,
turned It right side in again.
When the people from Portland, from
Salem and from Eugene began to leave
here on their special train late tonight
LUC ,erf the Coos Bay folks literally
"gasping for breath."
BlfiT Gun Salute Open Day.
It waa a day filled with a rapid-fire
succession of sensational events. It
opened with a big Kn salute before
daybreak and ended with the proverbial
blai ; of glory about midnight.
Many spectacular stunts were
crowded into the 18-hour programme.
To enumerate brieriy. the principal
attractions of the day were a monster
industrial parade this morning, a series
of fancy exhibition drills by visiting
marching clubs at noon, some thrilling
water sports in the harbor this after
noon, a masked carnival, a jubilee
parade, an illuminated launch proces
sion and a confetti battle tonight.
Sport Events Are Numerouau
Sandwiched in between all this, was
a continuous succession of band con
certs, some speedy horse races, ex
citing automobl.'-j races and breakneck
motorcycle races, a prizefight and
sundry other sports at various times
when nothirg- more sensational was
The day was not without its social
activities, either. This evening from
6 to 8 o'clock, the Royal Rosariaras of
Portland held "open house" on board
the Chamber of Commerce special in
honor of the people of Coos Bay. Punch
was served in the observation car and
the band played a concert outside.
Thousands of men, women, and children
A big party of Southern Pacific offi
cials headed by J. II. Dyer, assistant
general manager, joined the carnival
crowds here this morning and took a
hand In the festivities. Mr. Dyer
brought & message from President
William Sproule, of the Southern Pa
cific, expressing regrets at his inabil
ity to attend In person and predicting
a great future for both the Coos Bay
country and the railroad that serves it.
Parade Main Event.
Mr. Dyer and members of his party
reviewed the big parade this morning,
and the parade, it might. just as well
be said right here, remained the out
standing "main attraction" throughout
the day. No subsequent event on the.
programme could favorably compare
Doubtless It was the biggest and
most spectacular pageant ever seen in
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