74 Pages Six Sections VOL. XXXVI. SO: -37i PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IOUNING, SEPTEMBER 1G, 191T. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Section One Pages lto20 wxtgmimn. TWO BIG BANKS OF PORTLAND MERGED United States and Lum. bermens Join Forces. DEPOSITS REACH $20,000,000 All Directors, Officers and Em ployes" Are Retained. MEW BUILDING TO BE USED Deal Has Been TTnder Consideration for Year and Reorganized Instl 1 tutlon Will Have Capital and Surplus of $3,000,0004 ' Merger of the United States National Sank and the Lumbermens .National Bank two of the leading financial Institutions of the city was consum mated yesterday morning and will be come effective at the beginning of busi ness tomorrow. The consolidated bank will do busi ness under the name and charter of the United States National in the hand some new quarters of the latter bank, at the northwest corner of Sixth and Etark streets. It will have & capitalization of $1, 800,000. surplus of $1,000,000. undivided profits of 1400,000 to $500,000 and de posits in excess of $20,000,000. J. C Ainsworth President. J. C. Ainsworth. president of the United States National, will be presi dent of the consolidated bank, and E. G. Crawford, president of the Lumber mens National, will be first vice-president. All the officers, directors and employes of the two institutions will be retained. ' The additional officers will be as fol lows: R. Lea Barnes, vice-president; H. B. Ainsworth. vice-president; R. W. Bchmeer. cashier and vice-president; A. M. Wright, vice-president; A. L. Tucker, vice-president; W. A. Holt. P. P. Dick. Graham Dukehart. C M. Dyr- . Jnnd and E. C Sammons, assistant cash iers. National Approval Given. The new bank will have 1 directors, even of whom have been directors of the United States National and seven of the Lumbermen's. They are: J. C Ainsworth, H. B. Ainsworth. R. Lea Barnes. George G. Bingham. George E. Chamberlain. E. G Crawford. Edward Krhman, Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie, R. L. Mideay. Robert Treat Piatt. Andrew R. Porter, C. S. Russell and D. W. Wakefield. Every step in the consolidation pro ceedings has been approved by the of ficials of the Federal Reserve Bank at San Francisco, of which both institu tions have been members, and by the Controller of Currency at Washington, D. C. Final approval of the move wai received from the Controller jester day morning. Records Are Moved. All the books, coin, papers and neces sary equipment of the Lumbermen's Bank was moved from the quarters at Fifth and Stark streets to the home of the consolidated bank, one block west, late yesterday afternoon. The patrons of both banks will go to the rooms of the United States National tomorrow morning to transact their business. The entire ground floor, mezzanine and second floors of the palatial new building, which was opened for busi ness six weeks ago. will be used. The United States National will as sume the lease of the Lumbermen's National in the Lumbermen's building and hopes to sub-let it. It is under stood that It may be used as the office (Concluded on Pairo 10, Column 3.) sruA TV OS s0Z. GENERAL WHITE TO SEE FIELD SERVICE oregon' officer attached to 4ist division. : Commission in National Guard Army Follows Record for Expe diting Military Work in State. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington. Sept. 15. George A- White, Adjutant-General of Oregon, has been as signed to active duty in orders placing him with the Forty-first Infantry Di vision for service in France. He has teen directed to report to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C. as major, adjutant general, assistant divisional adjutant. The assignment was made upon his own request that he be attached to troops during the period of the war. General White, when shown the foregoing dispatch last nlghf, admit ted that he had received his orders and had completed .all arrangements to leave Portland within the next few days for the North Carolina camp. In anticipation of possible orders fol lowing application for transfer to field service, he has been getting the affairs of his office In shape to turn over to the officer who. it is said, has been selected to act as Adjutant-General in his absence and until the end of the war. He declined to discuss the matter further, although friends say his pri vate mount was shipped to Charlotte several days ago and that he plans to leave Portland in a few days. General White has been Adjutant General of Oregon since February 1, 1914. He has made a remarkable rec ord in the efficient conduct of his of fice, particularly in connection with, the. taking" of the war census in Ore goni and the operation of the draft law in this state. He has been called the man who put the first In "Oregon First." During the Mexican trouble he served for nine months on the bordei as captain of Troop A. Oregon Cavalry. The Forty-fir3t Infantry Division Is commanded by Major-General Hunter Liggett, and Includes Oregon and Washington National Guard troops. PLATE MERGER OPPOSED Omaha Publisher Files Suit Against Sale of Press Association. OMAHA. Neb., Sept. 15. Suit was filed in the State District Court here today by Edwin L. Huntley, publisher of a weekly paper in Omaha, to enjoin the - Western "Newspaper Union' from purchasing and absorbing the plate service department of the American Press Association. He alleges that such merger would operate to create a monopoly to the detriment of his newspaper and others of like character. 80-FOOT WHALE CAUGHT Sea. Monster Taken Off Grays Har bor "Weighs 160,000 Pounds. ABERDEEN. Wash.. Sept. 15 (Spe cial.) An SO - foot sulphur-bottom whale, the largest leviathan ever cap tured off Grays Harbor, was brought into the Bay City Whaling Station yes terday. Whales of this species weigh about a ton to the foot, so that the giant weighed about 160,000 pounds. The sulphur-bottom Is the largest whale taken in North Pacific waters. FRENCH ASK CO-OPERATION Quarterly Sessions of Legislative Commissions Suggested. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. Co-operation of the legislative bodies of the allies and the United States was dis cussed today by the Senate foreign re lations committee. Henry Franklin Bouillon, vice-president of the French Chamber of Depu ties, presented his plan for a Congres sional commission of 25 to an inter parliamentary council to hold quarter ly meetings. STRIKE STOPS WOOD SHIP INDUSTRY HERE Vessels Needed to Sup. ply Troops Held Up. WALKOUT NOT SANCTIONED Approval of Head Union Is Not Given Local Organization. YARDS EXPECT TO RESUME Places of Men Falling: to Return to Work to Be Refilled Monday. Labor Leaders Take Brief Close-Down as Lockout. Portland's wooden shipbuilding in dustry, upon which the Government is depending to furnish tonnage to carry food and other supplies to fighting forces in France, is paralyzed by a strike. The strike became effective at 10 o'clock yesterday on a call of the Car penters Union and other unions affili ated with the Metal Trades Council, which organization also goVerns the union employes of the steel shipbuild ing plants. The ostensible cause of the strike was the alleged lockout of unionized employes at the McEachern and Wilson Brothers yards at Astoria Friday morn ing, but the real cause is the determi nation of the union officials to enforce the closed-shop policy upon the em ployers. Lockout ! Denied. As a matter of fact the owners ot the Astoria plants insist that they did not lock out the union men or any other men; they explain that they merely closed their plants Friday morning, giving all hands a holiday until Monday, pending probable adjust ment of the difficulty over the closed shop question. But this situation was either mis understood or deliberately misinter preted by the union officials and the strike was called. Response to the strike order was general In all yards but two. At the Coast Shipbuilding Company, operated by H. E. Pennell and associates, onlj half a dozen men. it is reported, went out. The Columbia Engineering Worka reports that none of their men quit. Resumption to Be Attempted. As soon as the union men quit, ths yard managers ordered suspension ot all activities until tomorrow morning when attempts will be made to resume on a normal basis All the Portland plants have been operating on an open-shop basis and it is the Intention to resume on that basis. All hands will be taken back tomorrow morning, indiscriminately -strikers, if they want to come back, as well as those who did not go on strike, and new applicants who may be look ing for work. Every plant reports a heavy list of applicants and the man agers say they will have little or no trouble filling the placec vacated by the strikers. Head Vaftos Opposes Strike. It is understood that the interna tional officials of the Carpenters Union have refused to sanction the strike, but local officials sent numerous telegrams yesterday to inform them of the so called lockout at Astoria, knowledge of which, they say, will win the stamp of approval from the heads of their or ganizations. Immediately after the strike was called yesterday the executive commit tees of the Metal Trades Council went into executive session and canvassed the situation. They received reports from all plants in the district includ- (Concluded on F>t 7. Column 1.) WARTIME TOPICS FURNISH INSPIRATION FOR CARTOONIST REYNOLDS' SKETCHES. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS The Weather. YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 81 degrea; minimum. 5 dea-reea. TODAY'S Fair, continued warm: gentle, northerly winds. Enemy diver reported attacking ahip off American coast. Section 1. page 1. Allied powers waive Boxer Indemnity pay ments for five years. Section lr page It. German officer offers reward of 400 marks - for first American taken, dead or alive. Section 1. page 5. Germans seek to destroy allies ras pro jectors at Lens. Section 1. pago 5. , President's reply to pope si Irs democratlsa tion talk tn Germany. Section 4,, page- 1. Details of German attack on American hos pital are reported. Section 1. page 11. Foreign. i Russian rebel leader arrested and Cabinet crisis ends. Section 1. page 1. Gerard relates frightful conditions of fever camp at Wtttenburg. Section 1. page 2. Swiss must Import cereals, coal and pota toes to live. Section 1. page 4. Sweden seeks to eradicate Teuton taint. Section 1. page 4. Ex-Ambassador of Russia to France says Kaiser-Czar pact ended In fall of 1900. Section 1, page 3. National. Adjutant-General George A. White commis sioned In 41st Division. Section 1, page 1. War tax bill two-thirds completed by con feree Section 1. page 2. Representative Kahn's speech saves draft bill. Section 1, page 3. Domestic. Gold seized by TJ. 8. officials on Spanish ship preparing to sail. Section 1, page 1. Viscount Ishll talks of allies aims. Section 1. page 4. Farmers and labor unite to discuss means of reducing living cost. Section 1. page 6. New York assured of abundant supply of flour. Section 1, page 10. Sports. Pacific Coast league results Portland 1-1. Los Angeles 3-4; San Francisco 2. Oak land 1 ; Salt Lake 5, Vernon 4. Section 2, page 1. "Dark Horses" abound In Interscholastlc football league. - Section 2, page 2. James Barnes seta new 72-hole record in winning Western open golf titles. Section 2. page 2. Freshmen rule to come up again In North west. Section 2, page 2. Boxing season opens with rush at Seattle. Section 2. page 2. Hundreds joining Mulfnomah Club, Section 2. page 3. Portland Golf Club schedule of matches re vised. Section 2, page 4. Valuable dngs entered In field trials today. . Section 2. page 4. America develops great athletes. Section 2, page 3. Bowling season opens. Section 2, -page 4. Veteran trap gun artists unable to win cl an cle event more than once. Section 2, page 4. King distributor for Oregon remains mys tery. Section 4, page 11. Tris Speaker takes spurt. Section 2, page 2. Pacific Northwest. Democracy of Selective Service Army well Illustrated by Incident at American Lake cantonment. Section 4. page 1. Government acta to end Seattle strike. Sec tlon 1. page 7. Harry L Day resigns as member of Idaho Defense Council and criticises Governor. Section 1. page 8. New bureau formed to guarantee spruce sup ply for Allies. Section 1, page 8. Old-time fair opena at Sclo Tuesday. Section 1. page 8. Waplnttia Plain celebrates certainty of rec lamation of arid landH. Section 1. page 0. Portland and Vicinity. Two big Portland banks merged. Section 1. page 1. Wooden ship Industry !n Portland district stopped by strike. Section 1, page 1. Cut In police force expected to save $23,000 annually. Section X, page L Non-fireproof buildings permitted In business district. Section l, page a. Registration day brings to light most grat Ifying patriotism among women. Section 1. page 10. Grand opera season of ten days In October assured Fort land. Section 1. page 12. County agents named to help increased crop campaign. Section l. page iz. . Rouse Simmons, of Portland, finds shell fire monotonous. Section 1, page 13. Four new Reed College Instructors to arrive today or tomorrow. Section 1. page 13. Galea Creek railroad into timber nearly completed, feectlon 1. page 14. Food prlrea still keep moving up. Section 1, page 15. Ex-Secretary MeCone. of Socialist party In Oregon, pledges aid to Government. Sec tion 1. page 15. Drainage work In Oregon helps land. Sec tion 1, page 10. War library fund seems assured. Section 1, page 1. . . Appeal is made for books for soldiers li brary. Section 1, page 16. State Unlventlty extension clans work out lined to start October 1. Section 1, page 16. Yee Guk defence to try to prove defendant was attacked. Section 1. page 17. New Secretary of Y. W. C. A. sees oppor tunity for women in business. Section 1, page 17. Shippers -protest removal of Judge Burke aa customs collector. Section 1, page 17. Note left by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert shows suicide was thought dufy. Section 1, page 18. Ex-Consul Frost pictures honors of .U-boat warfare. Section 1, page 18. Portland must give support tf livestock show continues, says Emery Ol instead. Section 1, page 18. Stephen Carvrr to be called to task for not providing service. Section U, page 14. . Weather report data and forecast. Sec tion 2. page 14. AIR. BRINGS WORD OF SHIP: ASSAILED Enemy Diver Reported Near Nantucket Light. TWO. SHIPS CATCH .MESSAGE Name of U-Boat's Victim Not Given Publicity. CAPE RACE GIVES WARNING Attack of Friday Morning in Same Locality as Sinking of Five Al lied Merchantmen in Trans. Atlantic Lane Last October.- AN ATLANTIC PORT, Sept. IS. Evidence that an enemy submarine has begun depredations in American waters was brought here today by two steam ships which yesterday morning picked up wireless S. O. S. calls indicating that a ship was being shelled by a U-boat in the vicinity of Nantucket lightship. One ship receiving' the distress calls was a British freighter and the other an American tanker. Both reported the scene of the attack as about 0 miles east of Nantucket and the time about 8 o'clock yesterday morning. The identity of the submarine's victim was not learned by either vessel, as far as is publicly known. Only Part of Name Given. According to the commander of the British vessel, the messages received by his wireless operator from the ship said she was being shelled and re ported her position, but only a part of her name could be heard the word "Abby,' which is the last name of sev eral ships in Atlantic trade. The American tanker's captain con firmed the British skipper's report, but added no details. Following the new rule of the sea, established since Ger man submarine warfare began, neither vessel went to the assistance of the submarine's victim. The captain of the American tanker. Interviewed by a naval ILleutenant, confirmed the statement, it was learned, that his ship also heard the distress calls. His vessel, he said, was less than 20 miles from the ship that was being shelled, but he, likewise following the new rule of the sea. did not go to her aid. Air Tells of Attack. "The captain reported to us," the representative of the agents said, "that at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, when the ship was about 30 miles oft the coast of Nantucket, she heard a wireless call in the British code from a ship about 30 miles away that the ship was being attacked by a subma rine. The messages continued for sev eral minutes and then were followed by the "S. O. S.,' after which no further calls were received." Reports of the sighting of subma rines or periscopes in American waters have been frequent since the United States entered the war, but the fact that tn this case wireless messages telling of an attack by shell ."re were picked up by two steamships gave to day's reports the color of truth. In the opinion of shipping men. Meaaase Mar Be Hoax. Furthermore, the captain of a third incoming vessel reported he had been instructed to watch out for submarines in Western Atlantic waters. It was realized, however, that it was possible the messages were a hoax. The place where the attack was re ported Is in the steamship lane of trans-Atlantic ships calling at New York and In the vicinity in which last October the Oerman submarine U-63 (Concluded on Pare 4. Column S.) U. S. SEIZES GOLD ON SPANISH SHIP TREASURE REMOVED AS VES SEL IS READY TO SAIL. Money Found Secreted In Cargo and Arrests Under Embargo Proclamation Follow. A GULF PORT, Sept. 15. Customs officials today boarded a Spanish steamer shortly before the vessel was scheduled to depart for a European port and seized $40,300 in gold secreted in a barrel of salt pork that formed a part of the ship's stores. An investigation conducted by the Federal District Attorney was followed by the arrest of three members of the ship's crew charged with violating President Wilson's proclamation of September 10, prohibiting the exporta tion of gold save under license. Officials at first were inclined to the belief, they said, that the gold bears some relation to reports that Germany has received gold through communica tion of her submarines with neutral ships. Following the investigation comment was withheld. Full details were wired to Washington tonight by the Collector of the Port. While officials were inclined to await further developments before making public details of the investigation, it is understood the money was obtained by the ship's cook from a local hank. The cook caused a draft to be drawn for the full amount ona bank in Havana. The individual giving the draft Is a Spaniard, it was said. Bank officials here declined to make a statement of the transactions. SHELL JUST MISSES SAYRE Wilson's Son-ln-Law Covered With Dirt From Explosion. PARIS. Sept. 15. Francis B. Sayre, President Wilson's son-in-law, has Just returned from a trip to the Italian front with other American and British officials of the T. M. C. A. after having escaped a six-Inch shell by only 40 feet. The party waa motoring up a hill along the Isonzo Valley September 7 and Austrian observers sighted the T. M. C. A. men. Five shells were fired y the Austrian batteries, the last one of which burst within 40 feet of the party. All the members of the group were covered with dirt by the explo sion. SUBMARINE SINKS AT DOCK Navy Department Reports No Loss of Life In Accident. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. A United States submarine sank at her dock at an Atlantic port yesterday morning, the Navy Department announced tonight, but there was no loss of life. The cause has not yet been deter mined. . The announce: ent said it was ex pected that the submersible would be raised within a few days. LANE TO BE EULOGIZED Senators Will Pay Tribute to Late Colleague From Oregon. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington. Sept. 15. The Senate tomorrow will hold a special session to hear eulo gles on the late Senator Lane, of Ore eon. Senators expected to speak are Cham berlain, Jones, Phelan, Kenyon, Hust Ing. Johnson (South Dakota), Norrts, Vardaman, Reed, Gronna and La Fol lette. STUDENT HURT IN "RUSH" Freshman Believed to Have Suffered Concussion of Drain. FORT COLLINS, Colo.. Sept. 13. Dwlght Fisher, a freshman, sustained concussion of the brain in the annua "sack" ruth of the freshmen and sopho mores of the Colorado Agricultural Col lege here today. His condition is dangerous. RDSSIA WEATHERS TWO HEW CRISES Rebel General Korni. loff Is Prisoner. CABINET AGAIN REORGANIZED Troops Recognize Authority of Latest Commander-in-Chief. MEN RETURN TO POSITIONS Government Xot Disposed to Wreak Vengeance on Leader of Revolt, but Death May Be Necessary to Justify Recent Executions. PETROGRAD, Sept. 15. General Korniloffs revolt has collapsed, he is & prisoner of the provisional government, and, according- to the Russian official news agency, the political crisij has been solved and the personnel of a new Cabinet will be announced tomor row. General Lokomsky. the commander of the northern front, who refused to take command of the Russian armies after Korniloff was deposed, has been arrested also. Several Officers Arrested. News of the arrest of General Kor niloff was first conveyed in a telegram received by Premier Kerensky from General Alexleff, the chief of staff. So far only the following details have been received: "At 4 o'clock last night. General Korniloff and Generals Lokomsky and Romanovsky and Colonel Pleustchev-sky-i'liuskhen were arrested. "The members of the commission of Inquiry are due at Mohilev at midnight and the arrested persons will be given into their hands. Such other officers as the commission selects also will be arrested. 1 Troops at Mohilev. Loyal. "All the troops at Mohilev are true to the provisional government and recognize my authority." The question of the probable fate of General Korniloff is exciting publio opinion. Indications are that the gov ernment must face serious difficulties over the matter. A feature of the conflict is the cred itable absence of bitter feeling and clamor for vengeance. Having re-established capital punishment at the front, however, the government, if It spares the rebel commander, must face the reproach that it executed common soldiers for less serious offenses and it would be virtually impossible to im pose the death penalty in the future. Ciener&l Character Good. Against this are the facts of General Korniloffs brilliant services, his chiv alrous and personal character and the happy circumstance that there has been J no bloodshed so far. There are indications that the gov ernment is seeking a way out. As an instance, M. Kishkin, the new Minister of the Interior, declares that the gov ernment has decided not to take ex treme measures against Korniloff. as it does not wish to appear revenge ful. "The story," M. Kishkin said, "is so tangled that only an Inquiry by a commission can elucidate the truth. Meantime we have reason to believe that the revolt was due to a misun derstanding with Korniloffs emissary to Kerensky, Vladimir Lvoff, who has not the reputation of being a respon sible man." The newly completed cabinet again Is a melting pot. The newspapers report that r.pre- Concluded on Page 4. Column l.