K Section One Pages 1 to 18 82 Pages SIX SECTIONS VOL. XXXV. XO. 44. PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IOIINING,. OCTOBER 29, 191G. PRICE FIVE CENTS. V 7 WHEAT SETS PACE IN FOODSTUFF RISE Old Hutch' Mark of $2 Is Threatened. PRICE SHOOTS UP Tfl S1.90 Corn Never Higher and Flour , Goes to $10.30 a Barrel. GROCERS ARE UNDER PROBE Issuance of Circular, Advising That Cu Tinod Goods Prices Be Iu ' creased, Brings Swift Ac tion by Government. CHICAGO. Oct. 28. (Special.) Two dollar -wheat loomed on the Board of Trade horizon today as the actual price, for December wheat shot up to $1.90 a few minutes after having- opened at $1.88 to $1.87. Traders predicted that the "Old Hutch" record of $2 the price engineered by B. P. Hutchinson during a corner in 1888 would soon be overtaken. December wheat opened at $1.87 to $1.85'.S and aviated to $1.88. a gain of 2 to 3 cents, while May closed at $1.86 to $1.864. a gain of IVt. cents. Corn Prices iever H Inner. The cash corn market attracted most attention on the Board of Trade, and even overshadowed the big upturn , in wheat. Old No. 2 yellow reached a price- today which had never before been attained in the history of the Chl' cago board. This price was $1.12, or half a cent above the high level estab lished shortly after the Civil War. Flour, too, took another jump in price, fancy patent brands going to $10.30 a barrel wholesale. "While the speculators were being car ried away by excitement, there was a pall of gloom for the "ultimate con sumer" in the fact that there was no wheat for sale to meet the demands. ProKecutlons May Result. An Investigation was launched today by United States District Attorney Clyne, which it was declared might re sult in the prosecution of Chicago wholesale grocers under the Sherman anti-trust law. The inquiry is based on a circular alleged to have been dis tributed by a wholesale firm to its cus tomers advising them to raise the price of canned goods in accordance with the market prices. "The evidence will be presented to a Federal grand jury if the investigation fehows conspiracy exists," said Mr. Clyne. "An injunction also will be sought to restrain dealers from carry ing out instructions in the circular." Outalde Frcmure Felt. Officers of the concern alleged to have issued the bulletin will be called in for examination by Mr. Clyne, as well as officers of other firms said to have advised merchants to boost prices. Pressure upon the Chicago provision market from eastern parts of the coun try where crop failures have hit hard this Summer is a new contributing fac tor toward keeping up food prices. F. J. Kelloway, of Silver Creek. N. Y., to day bought potatoes on the Chicago market to ship for consumption in Chautauqua County, formerly a great potato-raising section. The Concord grape has suffered the blight of the fierce Summer in that region. HlSgm Join Upward Move. A shortage of 25 per cent in the egg arket this year exists to force up prices, according to dealers in South Water street. Eggs sold at 26 cents a dozen a year ago. They are now of fered at 30 cents wholesale and 48 to BO cents retail. Speculation in eggs (Concluded on Page 6, Column 3.) A - . ,SS.SSSTSSSSSS CUT IS REWARD OF 25 YEARS' SERVICE $10 A MONTH IS TAKEX FROM FERRIE HENSHAW'S CHECK, Commissioner Baker Ttesents Idea of Reducing Pay of Veteran Who Grows Old in Harness. A cut of $10 a month in salary is what Ferrie, Henshaw, for 25 years an employe in the office of City Auditor Barbur, is to get out of next year's city budget. The cut wae made by the City Council yesterday. Auditor Barbur recommended a cut of $20 a month in Mr. Henshaw's Salary and asked that this $20 be distributed among four other clerks receiving $95 a month each. This motion was put to the Council and cartied by vote of Commissioners Daly; Bigelow and Dieck. Mayor Albee and Commissioner Baker voted against it. After the vote Com missioner Baker declared that the ac tion was unjust. "I don't believe it's a right policy for the city to trim a man's salary like this because he has grown old in the service." said Mr. Baker. Commissioner Dieck said he believed this was right and announced a willing ness to compromise on a cut of $10 a month. Thie cut was adopted. The four other clerks did not get their in creases. Mr. Henshaw's salary has been cut twice before in recent years. DISTRESS SIGNALS SENT UP Unidentified Pugct Sound Vessel Be lieved to Have Grounded. BELLINGHAM, Wash.. Oct. 29. Sending up distress signals, an uniden tified boat is grounded a half mile off shore in the bay here. A tug made an attempt to reach it but turned back. The Kingston a small steamer plying between here and Seattle touching sev eral island points, has not come in. She was due about midnight and it is be lieved this is the boat aground. The steamer Koko Head from Australia was due here lastnigiit and it may be this vesel. SHOT FIRED AT PREMIER Australian Minister -Made Target by Would-Be Assassin. MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 28. via London. An attempt was made re cently to assassinate William Morris Hughes, the Australian Premier, at his home in New Victoria, according to a Reuter dispatch from Sydney, which says the information was obtained from close friends of the Premier. A man is said to have forced a window at night and to have fired a revolver shot into the Premier's bed room. The bullet did not take effect. The would-be assassin escaped. $4000 IN DIAMONDS LOST Los Angeles Woman Reports Drop ping Gems on Street. LOS ANGELES, "Oct. 28 Diamonds valued at $4000, which Mrs. Virginia Don was taking to a safety deposit vault today, wrapped in a. handkerchief and placed inside her dress, slipped to the ground and were reported to the police as lost. Ramon N. Saavedra was detained by the police when there was found on him a handkerchief said to be the one in which the diamonds were wrapped. WILSON ANNOYER ESCAPES Man Who Threatened President Eludes Observers. PITTSBURG, Oct. 28. Morris Dia mond, of Bay City, Mich., who was sent to the City Home at Marshalsea, a month ago, after his arrest here for sending threatening letters to Presi dent Wilson from Cleveland, escaped from the institution last night. Diamond has been under observa tion by physicians to determine his sanity. OUTSTANDING FEATURES IN THE WEEK'S IE TO LEADER PAID BY DEMOCRATS Wilson Day Observance Held in Portland. STREET PARADE IS FEATURE 3000 at Armory Hear Colonel Wood Praise President. MR. HUGHES IS ASSAILED Criticism of Administration Pro vokes Resentment, Respects, to Roosevelt Are Paid and Bid Made for German Vote. Portland Democrats celebrated "Wil son day with an automobile ana marching parade last night, preceding a mass meeting at the Armory, where 3000 persons cheered a brilliant address on Woodrow Wilson by Colonel C. E. S. Wood. Led by Captain James P. Shaw as grand marshal and headed by Brown's band. the parade left the Park blocks shortly before 8 o'clock. Seventy automobiles. laden with shouting Wilson supporters, who waved flags and banners and cried the name of the President as they rode. and about 200 men and women on foot. moved through the downtown streets to the Armory. Crowd Applauds Marcher. The Saturday night crowds in the streets along which the paraders passed in many instances applauded them heartily. Many persons followed the procession to the Armory. Captain Shaw was assisted as grand marshal of the parade by W. E. Finzer. ex-Adjutant-General of the Oregon Na tional Guard, as chief of staff, and by W. M. Hendershott, Elmer Lemberg and A. W. Cau thorn as aides. Among the organizations represented in the parade were the Woodrow Wil son League, thj Jackson Club, the Democratic Woin's Club and the Dem ocratic Equality League. Audience Rbtm for Hymn. The Armory meeting began at 8:30 o'clock, when H. M. Esterly, Demo cratic National committeeman for Ore gon, who was chairman of the evening, explained its purpose to honor Wood- row Wilson. He said similar meetings were in progress all over the United States. The audience rose while "America" was sung and then Colonel Robert A. Miller, president of the Jackson Club, read Woodrow Wilson's Shadow Lawn speech of yesterday on "Wilson day' and the honor paid him by its observ ance. Campaign Sonic Pleases. Following that came the singing of the Democratic campaign song, "The Ship Named U. S. A.," by Mr. Irwin. It brought prolonged applause and the singing of one of the verses and the chorus as an encore. Then Mr. Esterly Introduced Colonel Wood, the speaker of the evening. The Colonel was in his usual ora torical fine fettle. He devoted the first part of his address to praise of Presi dent Wilson, ius Administration and its achievements. He spoke scorch ingly of those who have criticised the President. Hatches Attacked for Critlrinlns. Criticism of the President, the Colonel said, was "shameless" and "degrading.1 He hauled Mr. Hughes, unmercifully over the coals for having criticised the President, termed him "the protector of protection," and said he didn't have any respect for him. In the latter part of his address the Colonel defended specific acts and poll cies for which the President has been (Concluded on Pago !. Column 3.) OA INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS The Weather. YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66 decrees; minimum, its decree. TODAY'S Rata; strong- southerly winds. Politics. Henry Ford to spend $100,000 for Wilson. Section 1, pafie 3. Hughes appeals to farmers for votes. Sec tion 1, pace 2. President Wilson savs opposition wants peace obtained by "braggarts." Section 1, page 3. Republicans gain steadily in Washington. Section 1, page 7. Democrats In Portland observe Wilson day. Section 1, page i. Republican campaign rallies to be.held in every town of state. Section 1. page 111. Hughes sentiment gaining rapidly In Cali fornia. Section 1, page 2. Western campaign managers prepare for hot finish. Section 1, page li. Mrs. Hanley frequently halted by cheers at Albany. Section 1, page 1. War. Teutons hold firm on Western front. Section 1. page 4. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs confi dent of victory. Section 1. page 4. Roumanla reports that Teuton advance In Transylvania is checked. Suction 1. page 4. Mexico. Mexican commissioner bitterly assails Amer ica for alleged neutrality violations. bec tion l, page 1. Foreign. , American railway builders to tap every dls trict of China. Section 1. page 9. IumeMle. Skillful counterfeiter leads Federal agents to his plant for making spurious bills Section 1. page G. Spores. Pacific Coast League results: Portland 4 San Francisco 1: Los Angeles lo. Vernon 4: Oakland 8, Salt Lake 8. Section 2. page 4. Minnoifotans rush lowans off feet In 67-to O game. Section 2, page 2. Doblc's men beat Whitman, 87 to 0. Section . page 1. Harvard shatters Cornell's champion title hopes. Section 2, page 1. Russell Smith retains golf title of Waverley (-iuo. Section 2. nags 3. Johnny Altken wins century race and makes new American record. Section 2, page 3. Fred Fulton picked by "Tex" O'Rourke as man to defeat Jess Wlllard. Section 2, page o. Washington and JefferBon likely rivals for championship. Section 2, page 3. Houck. Portland pitcher, holds down Ken- worthy's batting average. Section 2, page 5. Oregon sets stage for big game with Dobie's eleven next Saturday. Section 2, page 2 Radical cnange In Aggies' lineup to be made. section 2. page 2. Stanford holds rugby better than Amerl can game. Section 2, page 7. Pullman shows reversal of form and defeats Montana, 27 to O. Section 2, page 6. Show proves interest in horsu. Section 2. page 6. Ponies and youngsters have own matinee at Horse Show. Section 2. page ti. Bad spill at dosing performance of Horse tnow. section 2. page o. 1'aclfio Northwest. Witnesses testify that Mrs. Olive B. Dudley Is sane. Section 1. page 9. Potk County thought safe in Republican column. section 1, page f. Portland man held at Hillsboro an forger suspect. section J, page iu. racmc (.oast Logging congress winds up at noquium. section 1, page 8. Oregon City Mayor learns Reed College racers laoor, too. section l, page a. Teachers of three Katern Oregon counties to meet at Lji orande Wednesday. Sec tion l, page Commercial and Marine. Car shortage checks wheat buying in North we i. section page id. Unatitefl foreign demand sends Chicago wneat prices nigner. section 2, page li Copper shares strong feature of Wall-street maraet. section 2, page 15. Apple growers alarmed by scarcity of cars. section z, page li. Astoria launching is gala affair. Section 2, page, JO. Work win start this week on Alblna ship piaui site. c-ecuon page JO. Portland and Vicinity. Women orators address big crowd J3eker Theater. Section 1, page 7. Senator Lodge accuses President of having snmy policies. section 1, page 0. vv nson aay - is oay or numillatlon, say itooseveit. section l, ..page o. R. E. strahorn denies he is in railroad supremacy contest. Section 1, page 11, Captain W. II. Hardy, survivor of Perry expedition, stirs campaign. Section page 12. Portland Elks to celebrate 27th anniversary ox tounaing of local lodge. section page 12. Council stands by action in playground mat ter. Section 1, page 13. Property owners to oppose closing of Van couver avenue. Section 1, page 12. Eugene flax experiment declared success. Section 1, page 13. Canvass Indicates fraud In single-tax peti tions. Section 1. page 14. Chamber of Commerce programme of devel opment Is outlined. Section 1, page 15. R. R. Duniway points out dangers ot single tax measure. Section 1, page 14. Weather report, data and forecast. Section 2, page 10. Levy of 0.3 mills would cover present city expense estimate. Section 1, page 10. City employe for 25 years is reduced In salary. Section 1, page 1. Tag day for Lithuanians arranged for Wednesday. Section 1, page 10. Prices ot shoes leaping upward. Section 1. page 7. Oregon Hlstorrent Society mavrfl pimns at dinner. Section 1, page 10. NEWS AS SEEN FROM MBS. HANLEYS WIT ENJOYED AT ALBANY Speech Is Frequently Halted by Cheers. STRAIN ON THROAT TELLS Open Season on Americans in Mexico Blamed to Wilson. BROKEN PLEDGES CITED Sweden's Success With Reprisal on England's Seizure of Malls Is Compared With Failure of America to Get Rights. ALBANY. Or., Oct. 28. (Special.) To an audience which filled the large Al bany Opera-house until no standing room was left. Mrs. E. B. Hanley. or Medford, talked here tonight. It was by far the best rally of the campaign in tills section of the state and one of the most enthusiastic meetings Albany ever held. Alternating her witty shafts at Democratic doctrines with sound facts, she kept the large audience laughing or wildly .cheering throughout her splendid address. Time and again the applause interrupted her sentences. Speech Cnptlvatea Instantly. Mrs. Hanley had been advertised here as "the sensation of the cam paign." The audience, which included people from Lebanon. Harrlsburg and other nearby cities, was expecting a treat. It was not disappointed. Mrs. Hanler made good. Her talk of an hour and 15 minutes made an instant apppeal. She said she had been advertised as "the polltilcal Billly Sunday" and sur mised it was perhaps because she used a little slang- In her talks. But she said President Wilson had used so many words that mean ' nothing that it was time someone used words that meant something. Throat Appears Strained. Mrs. Hanley was Introduced by Mrs. H. C. Harkness. of this city, and pre ceding her talk Mrs. F. M. Powell, of Albany sang. The speaker's throat bothered her at first and she told how the campaign committee had promised her tonight off, but she responded to a call from Albany. "When they want me to go and talk for Hughes I'll go even if my throat gets so bad I can't call the cows any more," she said. She told of her meeting in Aberdeen last night and how up there it was regarded as a disgrace to be a Demo crat. "It will be the same here," she said, "after November 7. Many of them are ashamed of it right now, for they are calling themselves nonpartisans. There ain't no such thing. A non partisan is a Democrat who is ashamed of it and is trying to cover himself up. Journal Blamed for Disturbance. "I won't say that down In Portland all Democrats are rough-necks, but all rough-necks are Democrats," said Mrs. Hanley in Introducing a story of how the women of the Hughes special were treated there. She told how she pitied Dr. Equi, but blamed the Portland Jour nal for stirring up a spirit of hatred which resulted In such disgraceful scenes. Mrs. Hanley made one of her greatest hits with the constantly applauding audience when she discussed the slogan. "He kept us out of war." She told how some women will evade questions about tariff, and all other issues with this one statement, which after all is illfounded. "What war did he keep us out of?' the speaker demanded, and then pro (Concluded on Page 5. Column CARTOONIST REYNOLDS' CHINESE INVENTS RAIN-VISION SHIELD SEID BACK. JR., GETS PATENT OX NEW DEVICE. Portlander Devises Means of Clean ing Automatically Water From Glass Fronts of . Vehicles. Seid Back. Jr.. who has Just received patent rights on a -new rain-vision windshield of his own design, is be lieved to be one of the first. If not the first, of tho Chinese race to acquire Government patent in the United States. Mr. Seid's principle of invention works on the the speedometer, being connected by wheel of a car. tubes with the front Seid Back, Jr., was born, raised and schooled in Portland and has been ad mitted to the bar in this state. Mr. Seid. Jr.. will make arrangements to have the product manufactured In Portland. "The primary object of my invention Is to provide a device for removing automatically any foreign matter, such particles of water, snow or con densed moisture of any description from the surface of the windshield, whereby clear vision may be main tained at all times. 'Long ago, while riding in the front vestibule of a streetcar, it occurred to me that the obstructed vision was dan gerous to life and limb, and since that time, while operating my automobile, have studied the situation until ar riving at my invention. I have so pat terned the invention that it will apply to streetcars, automobiles, locomotives and like conveyances. RANCH SOLD FOR $100,000 6 73 Acres of Wheat Land Involved in Pendleton Deal. PENDLETON. Or.. Oct. 28. (Spe ciaL) Through i a deal closed today in Pendleton. Hey Winn, well - known Weston farmer, purchased the Joe Hodgsen ranch, one mile north of Weston, comprising 673 acres of whea land, for a consideration of abou 1100,000. Concurrent with this deal. Glen bcott purchased the outfit and lease on the 960-acre Juniper farm, owned by Mr. Winn. Both deals were made through W. H, Morrison, of Helix. VOTER, 92; IS FOR HUGHES Republican Has Voted With Party Since Days of Lincoln. ALBANY, Or., Oct. 28. (Special.) I've voted for every Republican can didate for President from Lincoln down, and I'm going to vote for Hughes.' This was the statement of Joseph Yates pioneer citizen of Linn County, who now resides at Corvallis and who visiting his son, W. E. Yates, in this city. Mr. Yates is 92 years old. His wife is 89. He says that both will be at the polls November 7, and it will mean two votes for Hughes. CHILL AND RAIN F0RECAS Temperatures Below Seasonal Nor mal Predicted for Northwest. WASHINGTON. Oct. 28. Weathe predictions for the week beginning Sunday, Issued by the Weather Bu reau today, are: Pacific states Generally fair, ex cept rains are probable In Washington, Oregon and extreme Northern Califor nia first half of week. Temperatures somewhat below seasonal normal. British Defeat Bulgara. SALONIKI, via London. Oct. 28. Bulgarian troops yesterday attempted to capture from the British the town of Ormanli, on the east bank of the Struma in Greek Macedonia, says a British statement issued today, but after artillery preparation the British succeeded In driving the attackers back. SWIVEL CHAIR. MEXICANS SLAP AT NEUTRALITY OF U. S. Washington not to Ig nore Criticism. CABRERA MAKES STATEMENT Member of Visiting Commis sion May Be Sent Home." NEGOTIATIONS ARE HALTED Belief Expressed Publication Is Preliminary to Abandonment of Effort to Compose Bor der Difficulties. WASHINGTON. OcU 2S. New com plications with the Mexican de facto government threatened today as a re sult of a statement issued here through the Mexican information bureau and attributed to Luis Cabrera. It assails in sharp language American neutrality and the administration of immigration laws as regards Mexico. Mr. Cabrera is minister of finance in Carranra'3 cabinet and president of the Mexican commission now participating in the Joint conference over border difficul ties, and there are indications that his criticisms will not be Ignored at tha State Department. While refusing to enter into any dis cussion of the statement at this time. Administration officials characterised it as extraordinary. Secretary Lansing would make no comment. It Is known, however, that steps to establish the authenticity of the document were taken under consideration immediately. Arredondo In Seclusion. Elisio Arredondo. Mexican Ambassador-designate, denied himself to all callers. Although the Mexican infor mation bureau has been understood to have at least serai-official relations with the Embassy, its status has never been clearly defined. Embassy officials asserted emphatically that Mr. Arre dondo had not been consulted before the statement was issued and had no knowledge that it was in contempla tion, his first knowledge of it coming after the bureau had distributed it to the newspapers.' It was said at the bureau that the statement had been obtained from Mr. Cabrera directly and was made publio with his approval. Mr. Cabrera's status with relation to this Government is not the same as that of an accredited dip lomatic consular official. Baals for Action Is Problem. Whether the names of the commis sioners nominated by each government were submitted for approval has never been divulged, but if this was the pro cedure the commissioners probably would have definite diplomatic status on which action could be based. The fact that investigation of the au thenticity of the statement was in con templation was taken to mean that its publication is displeasing to Adminis tration officials. A question to be de termined was whether the attention of the de facto government formally should be called to it as a violation of dlplomatlo etiquette. Among the theories advanced tonight in quarters familiar with Mexican poll tics was that Mr. Cabrera intended his criticisms for consumption in Mexico more than in the United States and hoped they might placate his chief and soften Carranz&'s insistent demand that Cabrera have the American troops withdrawn from the border. Cabrera's ltecall Possible. A phase whicn caused much specula tion was its possible effect on the de liberations of the Joint commission. If the Washington Government should, f Concluded on Page i. Column 1.