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VOL,. XXXVI NO. 40.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY. 3IORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TEMPEST OF FIRE
IS LIKE HURRICANE
RUSSIA'S HOPE SEEN
IN WOMEN SOLDIERS
TAKE HAWAIIAN TRIP
DEADLOCK GOES IN
UIUUIIL IG 1!
GERMANS SEEK SIMILE TO DE
SENATOR DESIRES TO REGAIN
FIVE MEN WILL HANDLE BIG EI
Denial of 6-Cent -Fare
Plea Brings Crisis.
OUTCOME NOT DETERMINED
Action Follows All-Day Session
With Mr. Griffith.
COMPANY GIVES PROPOSAL
Offer Made to Pay Men Every Cent
That Can Be Saved Under
j. Suggestions for Curtail
ment of Service. '
What is to be their next move In
their effort to obtain higher wages
a fid an eight-hour day is being decided
by platform men of the Portland Rail
way. Light & Power Company at a
meeting that began at 8 o'clock last
night in Odd Fellows' hall. East Sixth
and Alder streets, and that probably
will last into the small hours of this
The meeting is being held behind)
closed doors. The platform men came
to the hall last night and early this
morning as they finished their runs.
A vote on whether to call a strike is
one of the grave possibilities of the
' The action of the Public Service Com
mission in denying the application of
the company to increase its fares to 6
cents, so it could meet demands of Its
men for higher wages and an 8-hour
day, has precipitated a serious crisis.
All-Day Conference Held.
There was a conference lasting near
ly all day yesterday between Presi
dent Griffith and the executive com
mittee of the carmen's union.
At this conference the situation con
fronting the company as a result of
the Public Service Commission's ac
tion was thoroughly and frankly dis
When the committee left to attend
the meeting of carmen. It is under
stood that it took with it a definite
proposition from President Griffith to
Brant the men the largest possible
wage increase that the company could
Suggestions Are Invited.
Neither President Griffith nor the
men would discuss this proposition.
From an authoritative source, however,
it can be said that President Griffith
made them this offer:
The company will guarantee to pay
the men every cent that can be saved
under the suggestions for curtailment
of service, increase in price of tickets
from 4 cents to 5 cents, and of school
tickets from 3 to 4 cents, as made by
the Public Service Commission.
Further, it is understood that Pres
ident Griffith guaranteed that this
would give the men an increase in
wages at least equal to and probably
greater than that which they asked in
their demands, which was for 2 cents
an hour over the present scale.
Present Scale 20-34 Cents.
The present scale ranges from 29
cents to 34 cents per hour for a, 10-
hour day, varying according to the
length of time the carman has been
in the employ of the company.
On the other hand it is understood
that .President Griffith informed the
committee that it was impossible for
the company to grant the demands of
the men for an eight-hour day, be
cause under the attitude of the Public
.Service Commission in declining to per
mit the company to increase its fare,
it simply cannot raise the money. .
To grant an eight-hour day would
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One Participant In Recent Fight
Says Allies' Curtain of Fire
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 6. The German
general staff has been forced to invent
a new term "hurricane fire" for the
terrific and continuous bombardment
with which the latest battle in Flan
ders was inaugurated.
" The day when the term, "drum fire,"
represented the culmination of artil
lery activity has long passed. The
army authorities next introduced the
term, "whirlwind fire." to describe a
greater degree of Intensity, and now
have gone to the West Indies tempests
for a simile in describing the awful
night of Wednesday's and Thursday's
tempest of fire.
The reason the Germans are slow In
launching the counter attacks called
for by Field Marshal von Hindenburg's
methods in an effort to regain the im
portant heights lost in the Tpres sector
on Thursday may be found in a descrip
tion by Lieutenant-General von Ar
denne, military expert of the Tage
blatt of Berlin, of the cjrtain of
fire through which the German
storming troops had to pass in
the battle of - September 26. This
a participant compared to a water-
watching falling shells and sprinting
forward in short dashes, each man for
himself. Immediately after a shell burst.
chancing the liability that another
would drop in the same place. All who
fell had to be left on the ground.
MAYOR WANTS TWO GIRLS
Who of Fair Folk Are Willing. to
Correspond With Oregon Boys?
Wanted, by Mayor Baker, two girls
to write letters to lonesome Portland
boys with the Third Oregon regiment
at Camp Greene. The Mayor received
letters from the two boys yesterday
asking that they be put in touch with
girls willing to correspond with them.
The Mayor has withheld the names
of the two boys, but will furnish them
to girls interested if they will call at
his office or telephone his stenographer
at the City Hall.
TINY GIRL DRINKS GASOLINE
Maysel Harris, .Aged Mistakes
Liquid for Water.
CORVALLIS, Or., Oct. 6. (Special.)
Maysel Harris, 2 years pld, is danger
ously ill as a result of drinking a glass
of gasoline. Her father, L. E. Harris,
has interest in a tailor shop here.
The little girl got into the cleaning
department, and, seeing gasoline in a
glass, mistook it for water. She was
rushed to Ir. Anderson's surgery,
where the poisonous liquid was pumped
from her stomach. She is still dan
DEPUTY SHERIFF KILLED
Two Draft Resisters Dead as Re
sult or Conflict.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., oA 6. A tele
phone message from George West, Live
Oak County, says tonight that as a re
sult of two days' effort on the part of
the county officials to arrest members
of the Loso family, Mexicans, for al
leged failure to report for service in
the National Army, Deputy Sheriff
William James and two of the Loso
brothers are dead and Serapio Loso,
their father, is fatally wounded.
WOMEN RESUME PICKETING
Eleven Arrested, Including -Alice
Paul, One of Leaders.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. Silent senti
nels of the Woman's party resumed
picketing the White House this after
noon. Eleven were arrested. Alice Paul, one
of the leaders, among them.
SOME TURBULENT ASPECTS OF THE WEEK'S NEWS ARE GIVEN
Place, ot owardly
HORDES EAGER TO ENLIST
Butcher's Wife Is Organizer of
"Battalion of Death."
ARISTOCRATS NO LAGGARDS
Rheta Chlldc Dorr Tells of Tense
Feeling as Bolshevlkl, Sworn
to Prevent Coup, Try to
BY RHETA CHILDE DORR.
(Fifth of a dally series of articles telllnc
the Inside story of Russia's revolt. Copy
ilsht, 1917, by the New York Mall. Pub-
Ushed by arrangement.)
The women soldiers of Russia, the
most amazing development of the revo
lution, if not of the world war. itself.
I confidently believe, will, with the
Cossacks, prove to be the element need
ed to lead. If it can be led, the disor
ganized and demoralized Russian army
back to its duty on the firing line.
It was with the object, the hope, of
leading them back that the women took
up arms. Whatever else you may have
heard about them, this is the truth.
I know those women soldiers very
well. I know them in three regiments,
one in Moscow and two in Petrograd,
and I went with one regiment as near
to the fighting line as I was permitted.
I traveled from Petrograd to a. military
position "somewhere in Poland" with
the famous Botchkareva ' Battalion of
Women'a Action Inspiring.
I left Petrograd in the troop train
with the women. I marched with them
when they left the train. I lived with
them ' for nine days in their barrack,
around which thousands of men sol
diers were encamped. I shared Botch
kareva's soup and cassia, and drank
hot tea out of her other tin cup. I
slept beside her on the plank bed.
I saw her and her women off to
the firing line and after the battle Into
which they led reluctant men, I sat
beside their hospital beds and heard
their own stories of the fight. I want
to say right here that a country that
can produce such women cannot pos
sibly be crushed forever.
Battalion of Death Formed.
It may take time for it to recover
from its present debauch of anarchism,
but recover it surely will. And when
it does it will know how to honor the
women who went out to fight when the
men ran home.
The Battalion of Death is not the
name of one regiment, nor is it used
exclusively to designate the women's
battalions. It is a sort of order which
has spread through many regiments
since the demoralization began, and
signifies that its members are loyal and
mean to fight to the death for Russia.
Sometimes an entire regiment assumes
the red and black ribbon arrowhead
which, sewed on the right sleeve of
the blouse, marks the order.
Regiments have been made up of vol
unteers who are ready to wear the in
signia. Such a regiment is the Bat
talion of Death commanded by Mareea
Botchkareva (the spelling is phonetic).
the extraordinary peasant woman who
has risen to be a commissioned officer
in the Russian army.
Batcher's Wife la Leader.
Botchkareva comes from a village
near the Siberian border and is, I
should "judge, about 30 years old. She
was one of, a large family of children,
and the family was very poor. They
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Senator and Mrs. McXary and Rep-
rcsentative and Mrs. McArthur
Will Come West Soon. .
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Oct. 6. Senator Chamberlain
has not made definite plans for the
future. ' He has been invited to join
a Congressional party that will leave
for Hawaii the middle of October and
may accept for the benefit he. may. de
rive from the sea voyage.
Senator and Mrs. McNary and Repre
sentative and Mrs. McArthur will leave
for home as soon as they can obtain
train accommodations, and Mr. Hawley
and Mr. Slnnott will leave the first
of the week.
Senator Jones, of Washington, left
for home tonight. ' Senator Poindexter
will make the Hawaiian trip.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 69
degrees; minimum, 55 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
"Hurricane fire." latest description of allies'
artillery work. Section 1, page 1.
Seaplanes destroy U-boats. Section 1,
- National. -
Senator Chamberlain may take Hawaiian
trip. Section 1, page 1.
California labor ousts I. W. W. elements.
Section 1, page 3.
White Sox win first world series game from
Giants. Section 1. . page 1. ..
Clcotte may face Giants again. Section 2,
Pacific Coast League-results: Portland 5-4.
Salt Lake 7-4 ; San Kranclsco -, Vernon
0; Oakland 4, Los Angeles '2. Section
2, pasa . -'. . i
Beavers to lose four star men. Section 2,
Beavers to' scatter at season's close. Sec
tion . 2. page 2.
Cobb and Roush lead leagues in batting.
- Section 2. page 2.
Raleigh links will be busy today. Section
2, page It.
Women's fcolf matches on at Waverley
Club. Section 2, page 11.
Multnomah Club seeks Northwest boxing
and wrestling tourney. Section 2, page 3.
City golf links " aid to spurt. Section 2,
City swimming and diving competitions to
be in November. Section 2. page 3.
Diets has advantage over rival college elev
ens. Section 2. page 4.
Commission regulation of boxing helps sport
- in Portland. Section 2. page 4.
Interscholastic elevens who lose fall to score.
Section 2. page 4.
Multnomah Club eleven defeats Vancouver
Post Hospital, 13 to 0. Section 2 page 4.
Oregon Aggie eleven to be light. Section 2,
Besdek has no hope of -wuiMng- - footbull
team. Section 2, page ".
Roads and Automobile-.
Hudson six hanffg up new record for fast
time. Portland to San Francisco. Section
4, page B.
Trip to Biddle Butte advised. Section 4.
Hudsons have 40-mlle country brush. Sec
tion 4, page 8. .
Portland and Vicinity.
Directors of Portland branch of Federal Re
serve Bank are named. Section 1, page 1.
Streetcar men take strike vote. Section 1.
Shipyards strike at point of settlement.
Section 1. page 1.
All plans completed for fire-prevention dem
onstration In Portland next Tuesday.
Section 1, page 4.
Jury-drawing system to be changed. Sec
tion 1. page 11.
Solid front shown In liberty drive. Section
J. page 12.
State backs liberty loan drive. Section 1,
War films donated . for big show patriotic
week. Section 1. page 11.
G. K. Weeks discusses new liberty loan issue
from technical standpoint. Section 1.
New tax law not In ful'l effect yet. Section
1. page 14.
Major W. A. Starrett gives figures on cost
of 1H Army cantonments. Section 1,
Four-minute men assigned for war talks.
Section 1, page 15.
Pythian Grand Lodge of Oregon to meet
'here Tuesday. Section 1, page 16.
Wheat movement to Portland and Seattle
grows heavier. Section 1. page 17.
Tag day for babies is success: more than
S2.00 Is raised. Section 1. page 17.
City fish market crowded with patrons and
other dealers reduce prices. Section 1,
Police say petty thievery will stop with ar
rest of five. Section 1, page IS.
Union labor organizer said to have threat
ened to tie up Aberdeen shipbuilding
plant. Section 1. page 11).
Mrs. Gregory convicted of sending poison
through malls. Section 1. page 111.
Federal Mediator Harry
SPIRIT OF COMPROMISE URGED
Adjustment Proposed on Basis
of San Francisco Settlement.
EMPLOYERS AGREE IN MAIN
Employes' CommlKee Has Not
Power to Accept, hut Will Take
Matter Up With Unions Today.
It Is Hoped Strike Is Over.
Adjustment of the shipbuilding: strike
here and in the Columbia River basin
on the basis of the San Francisco set
tlement is a proposal made by G. Y.
Harry, Federal mediator, to the two
factions engaged in conferences yester
day. It has been accepted by the em
ployers, with certain modifications, and
the understanding that it shall not in
terfere with the Labor Adjustment
Board's activities when the members
reach this city to take up local issues.
The modifications included in the em
ployers' reply to Mr. Harry resulted
from the fact that the San Francisco
and Portland wages were not the same
in all Instances before the strike was
called, and the increases in San Fran
cisco were made on percentage basis.
The employers propose to pay the new
scale, as it has been agreed on in San
Francisco, and in some instances higher
wages. A flat wake of $3 for common
labor is conceded, while in San Fran
cisco the pay for this class of labor is
$2.88. Common labor includes 60 per
cent of the payroll.
Kmployra Accept Condition.
The employers embody their conclu
sions in the following conditions,
which they accept:
'l. An increase of common labor to
a minimum of $3 per day.
"2. The application to our steel
plants of the minimum scale of wages
now paid in San Francisco arid under
whfch employer and employe are mu
tually satisfied. ,
"3. That all wards abide by any de
cision of the Federal Adjustment Board,
which shall be retroactive, If so di
rected." Committee Not Authorized.
The employes' committee of five,
meeting with the employers' committee,
were not authorized to accept a sched
ule, but will take the proposal before
their unions today and tomorrow morn
ing and will make reply at a meeting
to be held between committees at 3
o'clock in Mr. Harry's office.
"While it cannot be definitely stated
that the strike Will come to an end
through this means, it is believed there
is great hope of that result, so that the
situation again looks much brighter.
There were 30.000 men on strike in
San Francisco when Gavin McNab was
named as mediator there, and it was
soon arranged that they should return
to work temporarily on a wage scale
that was mutually agreeable until such
time as the Labor Adjustment Board
fchould reach there and come to a per
It is the hope that the same result
will be reached here. .
Mr. Harry did not submit his sug
gestion until both sides had conferred
repeatedly and apparently were about
to break up In a deadlock over the
"closed" .shop provision, demanded by
Elevators and Janitors to Meet.
The elevator operators and janitors
of Portland will hold a meeting this
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Labor
ATTENTION BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
In Some Degree Xcw Institution Has
Taken Over, Work of Port
land Clearing House.
Directors of the Portland branch of
the Federal, Reserve Bank, of San
Francisco, were named yesterday and
announced by John Perrin, chairman of
the board of directors of the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco. They
W. A. Day, of San Francisco, acting
manager; A. L. Mills, president of the
First National Bank; J. C. Ainsworth,
president United States National Bank :
Judge Thomas C. Burke, Collector of
Customs, and Nathan Strauss, of
Flelschner, Mayer & Co.
The Portland branch opened last
Monday in rooms formerly occupied by
the Lumbermens National Bank, and
has entrances on Stark street. Man
ager Day has been in charge since It
opened. The bank is primarily a bank
ers' bank, and is an important addition
to tne city s financial facilities. To a
degree It has taken over the work of
the Portland Clearing-House. and occu
pies an important position in that re
spect, as well as functioning as a part
of the Federal reserve banking sys
tem. PRO-GERMAN. IS OUSTED
Postmaster at Blngcn, Wash., Put
Out After 12 Years Service.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Oct. 6.
(Special.) On account of expressed
pro-German sentiments, Edward H.
Suksdorf, postmaster at Bingen, Wash.,
has been deposed by the department.
This office has been held by members
of the Suksdorf family for 20 years
the last incumbent acting for 12 years.
The office has been turned over tem
porarily to C. S. Meade.
TRADE COUNCIL PROPOSED
President Considers Board to Gov
ern Commerce During War. ,.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. A war trade
council, to take entire control of the
country's foreign commerce, is under
consideration by President Wilson.
The new organization would absorb
the present exports administrative
board and become one of the most im
portant of the Government's war
RAIN ON COAST FORECAST
Generall Fair for Pacific States,
Weather Bureau's Statement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. Weather pre
dictions for the week beginning Sun
day issued by the Weather Bureau to
Pacific States Fair with normal
temperatures, except for occasional
rains on Washington and Oregon
VOLKSBLATT OFFICE RAIDED
Secret Service Seizes Records of Cin
cinnati German Paper.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 6. The Cincinnati
Volksblatt, German daily newspaper,
was raided late today by United States
Secret Service officers and letter files,
letters and ledgers and other account
books seized and taken to the' United
States District Attorney's office.
RICHARDS DENIED PARDON
Blackmailer of Former Ambassador
Kefuscd Plea by Governor.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Oct. 6 Governor
Lister today denied executive clemency
to Frank J. Richards, of Clallam Coun
ty, convicted of blackmailing D. E.
Thompson, former United States Am
bassador to Brazil and Mexico.
Comiskey Machine Is
32,000 FANS SEE COMTEST
Game Replete With Startling
Catches and Double Plays.
CHICAG0S APPEAR FASTER
Feminine Folk Conspicuous by Their
Absence at First of World's Se
ries Touch of Color Given '
by Men From Sheridan.
CHICAGO, Oct. 6. Eddie Clcotte. ot
Detroit, pitcher extraordinary to the
Chicago Americans, piloted his team to
victory today over the New York Na
tionals by a score of 2 to 1 in the first
game of the 1917 world's series played
at Comiskey Park.
At the wheel of the White Sox ma
chine he was the master of the Giants
at every stage of the combat, which
thrilled 32.000 followers of the local
American League champions, and sent
them away from Comiskey Park con
vinced that, after several years of wait
ing, the highest honors of the baseball
game were to fall to the share of Chi
cago. While Clcotte was the master mind
of the victory, he was ably assisted by
the White Sox machine, which played
almost faultless baseball against the.
determined stand of the National;
League standard-bearers, who would
not admit defeat until thp final catch
of Robertson's fly by J. Collins ended
a contest which equaled in every way.
the expected battle between the rival
clubs of the two major leagues. His
teammates played with the confidence,
of certainty behind Cicotte and the
combination proved too much for the
vaunted power of the Giants.
973,1.1:: to lie Divided.
An even 32.000 spectators paid ad
mission to the field of the local club,
witb a.reault that $73,152 was divided
among the players, clubs and the Na
tional commission. Of this amount the
players received $39,502.08; each of the
clubs, $13,167.36, and the National com
mission. $7315.20. Had Comiskey Park
been able to accommodate all those
who desired to witness the first clash
between the White Sox and the Giants,
these figures might easily have been
As it was there was not a vacant
seat within the baseball amphitheater
when the players took the field and
hundreds of disappointed fans thronged
the adjacent streets. Every point of
vantage which in any way overlooked
the diamond was occupied by men and
boys long before the game began, and
as the struggle progressed the groups
grew in numbers.
The sloping roofs and towers of the
Seventh Regiment Armory were
thronged with soldiers and sailors,
while the trees and fence of a
small park bore human burdens
thai neither nature nor archi
tects had intended in the original
plan. Inside the park the crowds over
flowed both bleachers and pavilions un
til the fans were rows deep behind the
center field fence. Most of these had
stood in line all night and were lined .
up by thousands at the gates when the
portals were opened early in the fore
noon. Doom Cloned at oon.
By noon the last of the regular seats
and other space were filled and the
doors closed. After that hour the only
persons to enter the park were the
fortunate holders of reserved seat cou
pons. The scenes among the fans were
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