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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIATf, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 30, 1917.
10,000 GRIMES ARE
BLAMED Ofl I. W. W.
NEWLY APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE
.Have .a "Home" Not Merely a "House":
At least not the kind we would boast about to the old folks back
East; but all can at least have as soft and as downy a nest for a
bed as any pld bird. A 43-pound felted cotton "SLEEPWELL,"
built up in laminated layers, covered with flower-strewn art tick
ing, which bends luxuriously beneath the weight of happy
sleepers, like apple branches softly rocked by the breezes.
Conspiracy Said to Have Con
templated Hampering of
All War Activities.
MENACE BELIEVED BROKEN
Leaders Arrested in Chicago Unable
Ao lurnlli Bond Kequlred.
Seattle Lawyer AVIH Go to
Chicago for Defense.
CHICAGO. Sept. 29. Members of the
Industrial "Workers of the World who
arc under indictment 8 the result of
grand jury Action here yesterday are
charged with more than 10.UO0 indi
vidual crimes in a criminal campaign
of sedation, according to Government
ajrents. It is declared Jhat the con
spiracy laid to the I. W. v. chiefs con
templated no less a general object
than the hampering- of every objective
of the Government in its war aims.
As a result of the raids yesterday,
39 alleged I. W. W. leaders are under
arrest and Federal officials are search
inn for the remainder of the 166 per
sons against whom indictments were
Twenty-eight persons were arrested
Among the specific charges made by
the Government against the L W. W.
organization are: .
Interfering in the manufacture of
munitions and arms.
(Jraln Harvest Rained.
Preventing the carrying out of con
tracts between the United! Ktates Gov
ernment and coal companies for fuel
for shipping purposes of all kinds.
Interfering '-in the manufacture of
clothing for soldiers and sailors, med
ical and hospital supplies.
resigning to prevent registration
under the draft law.
Seditious articles in Solidarity, the
T. W. w. organ, and articles in other
I. tV. W. publications.
Ruining harvests by putting phos
phorus in the grain.
Instead of striking, using destruc
tive methods, such as breaking ma
chinery in factories.
It became known today that the or
ganization is dispatching several at
torneys to Chicago and will attend to
the legal phases of the situation as
affects the membership.
Menace Believed Hrokra.
The nine leaders of the Industrial
Workers who were arrested in Chi
cago last night on indictments charg
ing seditious conspiracy returned by
a Federal grand Jury against 16 mem
bers of the organization throughout
the United States, were still in jail
today, having been unable to furnlBh
bonds which were filed, at $10,000 each,
except In the case of William D. Hay
wood, international secretary treas
urer, who was held in $25,000.
Charles Cline, Cnlted States District
Attorney, said that he had 50 tele
grams announcing arrests, and that he
believed with the arrest ot the leaders
"the grave menace of this organization,
which had reached a growth of more
than 259.000 members, had been curbed
and its propaganda eliminated.
Official announcement was made to
day, of the arrest of the following
members of the,!. W. W who have
been indicted: " . "
Aurelio V. A zuara. editor EI Rebelde,
Ijoe Angeles; Charles Bennett and Peter
It. Green, Portland, Or.; Alton E. Soper,
Astoria, Or.; Pedro Cori, ls Angeles; I
Peter Kenen. Butte, Mont.; Arthur C.
Christ, Detroit: Edward F. Doree. Phil
adelphia: Harrison George, Pittsburg;
Hay S. Fanning, Harvard University;,
Dave Ingar, Youngston, O.; Otto Juath,
Detroit; Jack Law, Pittsburg? Francis
Miller, Providence, R. I.; Walter T.
Kef. Philadelphia; Albert B. Prashner,
cranton. Pa.: Manuel Hey, Buffalo, N.
"Y.; James II. Klovlk, Cleveland, Mil
waukee and elsewhere; Carl Ahlteen,
editor of Alarm: Dan Buckley, Horace
Kd wards, Ted Fraser, Charles I Lam
bert and Slgfried Stenberg, all of Min
neapolis; John Pancner. Milwaukee and
elsewhere; Fred Nelson, Harrison
Heights and Clyde Hough, all of Rock
ford, 111.; Edward Hamilton and Paul
SEATTLE. Sept. 29. J. A. McDonald,
editor of the Industrial Worker, pub
lished iit Seattle, and indicted by aj
Federal grand jury In Chicago yester- :
day-, was arrested in Seattle today. !
and will be taken to Chicago. Herbert)
Mahler, formerly secretary-treasurer of
the Industrial Workers of. the World in
Western Washington and whose arrest !
was sought here, was taken into cus- !
tody in Chicago today. i
Geoi ge F. Vanderveer, former Prose
cuting Attorney of King County, who
will be prominent in the defense of the
men Indicted in Chicago, will leave lor
that city tonight.
PROVIDENCE. R. I., Sept. 29.
Francis Miller. arrested yesterday,
charged with conspiracy against the
United States, pleaded not guilty when
arraigned before a Federal commission
today, end was held in .ltO.OOo bond
for a further hearing October 8. De
partment of Justice agents said Miller
was an officer of the National organi
sation of the Industrial Workers of the
rORTXANDER HELD IX SEATTLE
I. W. TV. Arrested as He Calls at
Postoffice for Mail. '
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) The dragnet thrown out by
Federal authorities in Seattle today
for men named in indictments returned
by the Federal grand Jury in Chicago
passing on evidence against the I. W.
W caught, among others, Harry Lloyd,
of Portland, who was arrested when
he called at the general delivery win
dow of the Seattle postoffice today.
Lloyd's wife was with him, but she was
not taken into custody. The arrest was
made by Patrolman C. R. Briggs, on
telegraphed Instructions from William
R. Bryon, of Portland, special agent of
tne Department or Justice.
Lloyd came to Seattle from Portland
a week ago. Special Agent Byron noti
fied the Seattle officials that Lloyd
was recelTlng hia mail at the general
delivery wintiow. The patrolman de
tailed to the postoffice corridor was
asked to watch for him.
GERMAN COX.VECTIOXS SHOWX
Evidence Is Seized "When I. W. W,
Leaders Arc Arrested.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) Following action of Federal au
thorities in Chicago laft night in ar
resting William D. Haywood and eight
otner leaaers or tne i. w. w. after in
dlctment of 16S officers and members
of the society by the Federal grand
Jury, charged with having conspired
against the Government, leaders of the
organiea'tion on this Coast were placed
under arrest today.
In this city Louis I'axente, president
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vt very -A V .-v
Top Clyde It. Altchlrao, Former Member of Orec Railroad Commission.
Below, Left Robert W. W ooley, of Virginia ( Right George W. Ander-
osi , of BtMteu.
of the Italian branch of the Industrial
Workers of the World, and George
Speed, secretary of the local bodyj
were arrested at the Industrial' Work
ers "Of the World headquarters...
The arrests were made by Thomas
Mulhall', deputy United States Marshal.
On Speed's person and in his desk
were found documents, Mulhall de
clared, which proved his nd the In-
dustrial-Workers of -the World con
nection with Germans, both prisoners
at Fort McDowell, Angel Island; oth
ers under suiveillance here and else
where and a number of Germans in
dicted in the Sacramento and Hindu
Both men will be given a -preliminary
examination before Francis J.
Krull, United States Commissioner. -
At San Jose, following receipt of a
telegraphic warrant from. Chicago,
Patrick McAvoy, secretary ' of the
branch there of the Industrial Work
ers of the -World, was arrested today
by Deputy United States Marshal
James B. Holohan. of this city. Word
received from Kan Jose is that he
will be taken to Chicago for trial.
William Weyh, of Stockton, was
placed under arrest.
AITGHiSQN OH BOARD
I. W. W. in San Francisco Said to
Maintain Relations "With Germans.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 29. Louis
Parente and George Speed, Industrial
Workers of the World officers, were
arrested here today by a Deputy United
States Marshal on alleged evidence
that the organisation maintained ille
gal relations with German prisoners
at Fort McDowell, near here. Speed is
the secretary of the San Francisco
branch of the organization. Parente
is president of the Italian branch of
the body here.
The men are charged with Having
conspired to obstruct the Government's
prosecution of the war.
ASTORIA I.YV.W. LEADER TAKEN"
A. E. Soper, Secretary Local Branch,
Held at Request of Reanies.
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 29. (Special.)
A. E. Soper, who was secretary of the
local branch of the I. W. W. prior to
the time its charter was seized by the
Government, was arrested by Sheriff
Burns on telegraphic instructions from
United States District Attorney
Reames. He is being held in the Coun
ty Jail to await further advices -from
the Federal authorities;
The exact charge against Soper Is
not known, but he Is supposed to have
been arrested In connection with the
indictments returned yesterday, by the
Federal grand Jury at Chicago, charg
ing many I. W. W. with seditious conspiracy.
U-BOAT SINKS S.S. TAN AQUA
Crew Believed Saved After Torpedo
Hits Craft Near Ireland.
BOSTON, Sept. 29. The British
steamship Tanaqua, formerly the Den
of Glamis, was torpedoed and sunk by
a German submarine off the coast of
Ireland, according to private catties
received today by local importers. It
is believed the crew was saved.
The Tanaqua was bound from Glas
gow to New York and carried a general
cargo, including merchandise for im
porters here. She was built in Glasgow
in 1910 and was valued at $1,000,000.
Her gross tonnage was 5191.
MATZENAUER SEAT SALE
This morning at 10 o'clock at the
Heilig Theater lhe seat rale opens for
tho Matzenauer recital, Wednesday
evening, October 3. Floor. 3.50, J2:
balcony. J2, Jl.50. J 1 : gsllery, reserved.
ii;- gallery,-admission, is cents. Ad,v
Oregon Man Becomes Com
WEST THUS REPRESENTED
Former State Railroad Commission
er Has Expert Knowledge of
Traffic Conditions, Valuations,
Rates, Railway Regulation.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 29. Clyde B. Aitchison,
ex-member of the Oregon Railway
Commission and for the past year
Washington representative of the valu
ation committee of the National Asso
ciation of the State Railway Commis
sioners, was today nominated by the
President as a member of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, being ac
corded one of the two new coramis
eionershlps recently created by Con
gress. He was named for the term
expiring December 31, 1921.
To preserve the non-political char
acter of the Commission one Repub
lican had to be named. This, together
with the fact the Pacific Coast had
been without representation on the
Commission since the appointment of
Franklin K. Lane as Secretary of the
Interior, weighed in Aitchison's favor.
Aitchison was strongly indorsed by the
association which he has been repre
senting, and has many indorsements
from shippers throughout the West,
More than a month ago Oswald West
declined appointment to the Interstate
Commerce Commission, and J. N. Teal,
of Portland, who was also considered,
is understood to have declined on ac
count of poor health. Had either of
these men been appointed a New Eng
land Republican would have been
named instead of Aitchison. -
Aitrhisoa Considered Expert.
Aitchison is well and favorably
known by the members of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, before
which" body he lias appeared many
His last appearance was as counsel
for the Northwest lumbermen, who
were in the Summer protesting against
the blanket rate advance.
Aitchison Is regarded In Washington
as a man exceptionally well equipped
to pass on questions of railroad rates
and by railroad lawyers practicing be
foi the Commission Is regarded as an
authority on rail transportation.
Men nominated by the President for
the two other vacancies are:
Robert W. Woo ley. of Virginia, for
the term ending December 81.-1920.
George W. Anderson, of Boston, Mass.,
for the term ending in 1922.
The appointment of Mr. Aitchison Is
recognized locally as being a move that
will have splendid results for Oregon
and the entire Pacific Northwest No
man available for the position has such
a comprehensive knowledge of the
needs of this section of the country, it is
said, as. Mr. Aitchison. -
Aitchison nrst Sfamed in lb7.
He first fame into touch with prob
lems of traffic and commerce that have
since engrossed his attention when he
was named as a member of the old
Oregon Railway Commission by Gov
ernor Chamberlain in 1907. He drew
onj of the long terms, Oswald West and
Thomas Campbell being the other ap
pointees.. I?o gave such evidence of being an
earnest worfcer along this line that be
7j)fnj Brings This
4 Sleep well' to Your Home
Balance Payable 50c Weekly
This "Sleepwell" is abso
lutely guaranteed. It will not
"lump." Use one for SO
nights. If not satisfied re
turn at our expense.
Here is an unequaled value.
If REAL REST while you
sleep means anything to you,
get a "Sleepwell" this week.
The total cost is only
Heater and Fireplace
"EDWARDS' PANAMA" has quali
ties unexpected. No more splitting
of large knots and blocks; the large
feed door will take care of them.
Front door swings wide open, giv
ing that cheerful, fireplace effect
without losing heat or burning extra
fuel. Duplex grates and removable
side plates for coal or coke burning,
$5 50 extra. The massive construc
tion and freely used nickel trim
mings will catch your eye at first
mm Part Payment.
Your Living-Room in Solid Oak
Fresh from the shop, sparkling
with a smooth luster finish. No .
doubt you've heard the word
"chic" used to express the advent
of something new.
Well, folks, the word "chic" is not
a drop in the bucket when ex-
' pressing the richnes of this suite,
which may be had in either hand
rubbed "Golden Wax" or "Fumed."
Settee, Chair and It o c k e r have
leat here tteiphol stored auto-cushion
seats. library Table has 42x2-1-inch
top. Pay the Edwards way:
5.oa cash, st.no week.
$T and this 6"foot Taltle with 6 solid oak Chairs
Q "vftSll" will be in Your Home, balance $1 weekly
-Taste, rather than ex
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beautiful. How pleas
ant the effect when
home furnishings h a r
monite. Your dining
room is of vital impor
tance here the family
gatherings are held and
many .happy hours are
-Don't judge from the
picture. A courteous
salesman awaits your
call to see this set, the
biggest value ever of-'
That "Family" Rocker
After having done good service for years, that
family rocker should be replaced. No doubt you
have often thought of a. rocker like this one. but
did not know Just what to ask for when in the store.
For your consideration this fine Solid Oak Rocker,
with leatherette upholstered seat and back, which
is actually vorth 12.50, is offered for one week only
The eyes of working people especially are centered on the Edwards Store. Dur
ing the first eight months of this year nearly $1500 has been paid to employes;
through the bonus system.
Besides courteous treatment, lowest prices and an Easy-to-Pay-Way, the
Edwards store maintains an exchange department. Here your-discarded pieces
of furniture are accepted as part pay for the kind of home f urnibhings you like.
Cook With Wood or Coal and G"as All at the
w A - H same lime
r m am - v -r
fi a jf90k j-vtk ti
TOW n K W V
jl time saver a labor saver a fuel saver.
Kquipped with every sanitary feature known
to range science.
rMfferent sises and different styles now on
oisplav. Call at any time. All advantages
of a Monarch will be gladly explained.
Sbould vou decide to buy a Monarch Range,
vour old stove will be taken in exchange.
Balance arranged to fit your individual con
venience. ADD a heater to your account. Complete
line now on display. Anything from air
tights or oil stoves to combinations and
fireplace heaters. Your old stove or range
taken In exchange.
was twice re-elected and be resigned
only last year to become attorney for
the American Association of Railroad
Commissioners. He was succeeded by
He was engaged in his new position
in assisting in railway valuation, with
headquarters at . Washington. Mr.
Aitchison Is recognized throughout the
United States as an authority on rail
way rates, valuations and all the com
plex transportation problems with
which he has had to deal in his official
capacity for the past ten years.
TAX WARRANTS PREPARED
Railroad Grant Land Counties to
Receive Payment Soon.
, OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 29. The Secretary of the
Treasury today advised Representative
glnnott that on Tuesday next war
rants for the payment of back taxes.
Interest and penalties to the Oregon
& California land grant counties Jt
Oregon will be forwarded to Oswald
West at Portland, who will act as the
Government disbursing agent.
The department is now preparing in
structions to Mr. West relative to
formalities with which the county au
thorities must comply before, receivtng
the warrants. This is to insure pay
ment to the proper officials, i
AMERICAN NERVE SCORES
Private Jolm McCIuin Pitclies Smok
ing Bomb Into River.
PARIS, Sept. 29. The first American
soldier to -win -the war cross with the
palm is Jrixn McClain. of Dayton, O.,
says the lfi.rls Herald. On the night
of SeptemVtr 1R, a German airplane
flew over th. village in which .he was,
anil dropped Jveral bombs. One fell
near a building around which jo villag
ers had gathered.
Notwithstanding the warning of
those near him. Private McClain dashed
Into the road seized the bomb. - and
hurled it into the river. The projectile
exploded as it struck the water. No
one wa4 hurt.
CALIFORNIA FLOUR DROPS
Reduction of 40 Cents Said to Be
Final Cut for Season.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29. A reduc
tion of 40 cents a barrel in the price
of family grades of California flour,
effective Monday, was announced to
day by local millers.
This reduction, which S. B. McXear,
vice-preeldent and general manager of
the Sperry Flour Company, announced
would be' the "final cut this season,"
established a price of $11.20 a barrel
for the best family grades. The same
grades sold at Hi a barrel May 14 ltst.
BIG FAREWELL PLANNED
Citlzoiis to Bid tVood-bye to Grays
Harbor Warriors; -
ABERDEEN'. Wash., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) More than 6000 citizens are ex
pected to march here Tuesday night in
a rousing farewell in honor of the 81
Aberdeen and Hoqulam men who are
to leave Wednesday for American Lake.
Every ' military, patriotic and fra
ternal order in the city will Join in
the demonstration. Hoqulam. and the
upper county towns also have been re
quested to assist.
WIFE SLAYS CRUEL MATE
Prayer Is Breathed for Soul Before
Fatal Shot Is Fired.
DENVER, Sept. 29. After kneeling
at the bedside of her sleeping husband
and breathing a prayer lor his soul,
Mrs. Patrick Henry Riley early today
drew a revolver and snot him through
the head at their home here. He died
three hours later. Mrs. Riley surren
dered herself to the police.
Riley was a streetcar employe and
4 4 years old. Mrs. Riley is 46. They
have no children,
"He was cruel and it had to be done,"
Mrs. Riley told the police.
Wasco - Kxhiblt Wins.
THE DALLES. Or., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) Wasco County was again heard
of, when the school children's exhibit
carried off first prize at the State' Fair.
This exhibit has won three honors four
successive times. The exhibit will be
brought back to The Dalles to hold a
prominent place In the military carni
val held by The Dalles Chapter of 'a-
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Doughnuts . 2
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tlonal Honor Guard beginning next
The Danish'government has prohibit
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