The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 22, 1918, Section One, Page 4, Image 4

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DEMOCRATIC WAR
RECORD ASSAILED
: Early-Day Pacifism of Champ
Clark and Kitchin Is Re
called by Gillette.
meree Commissioner, died at his home
in Washington. D. C. at :00 o'cloc
yesterday mornlnjr. Hla death resulted
from pneumonia, following a brief ill
ness and his condition was not regarded
as serious until a few minutes preced
tng his death. Commissioner Aitchison,
who is presiding at hearings In progress
at the Federal building in this city, re
ceived news of the sudden demise of
Mr. Leedy after adjournment of th
freight rate hearing last night.
Mr. Leedy was born in Canyon City
and Is the son of Abraham D. Leedy,
veteran lawyer who Is still residin
there. He is survived by his widow
and little daughter. Mrs. Leedy will
leave Washington tomorrow to bring
the body to Canyon City for Intermen
Leroy D. Leedy, who was formerly of'
flclal reporter of the Oregon Public
Service Commission, afterwards becom
ing assistant secretarv. waji. whil em
nnP Pfll IPY I W nflWTRflST Ployed In these official duties at Sa
w v wiwi wwi. . . . iem m jaw student at Willamette Uni
I versity. Mr. Aitchison last night spoke
; In the highest terms of the late seers
tary.
Massachusetts Mrmbrr, In Hoise
Speech. bajs Rooecvelt, Wood,
Gardner Were leading Evan
gels of Frrparcdneie.
WASHIAGTON, Sept. 21. Represen
tative Gillett, of Massachusetts, acting
Republican leader. In a speech in the
House today, attacked the war record
of the Democratic majority, contrasting
with It that of the Itepublican minority.
v Speaker Clark. Democratic Leader
Xitchin and Chairman Dent, of the
House military committee, were singled
out for comment and Chairman Kerris,
of the Democratic Congressional cam
paign committee, was accused of unfair
criticism of the Republican record tor
campaign purposes.
"Would the support of the war have
been any less vigorous If a Republican
had brrn Kpesker instead of our hon
ored Champ Clark, who opposed the
declaration of war and went out of his
wav to defeat the draft?" asked Mr.
Gillett.
Kltrhla'a Vote Mentioned.
"Would the sinews of war have been
any less ample or more sectionally pro
vided if a itepublican had been at the
head of the ways and means committee
lnotead of Mr. Kitchin. who also voted
gainst the wsr and against the draft?
"Would necessary war legislation
have been retarded any more If at that
momentous Juncture a Republican had
been chairman of the military commit
tee instead of Mr. Dent, from whose
lands the Administration programme
of the draft had to be taken and car
Tied through by a Republican!
I might proceed with, the other com
mittees.
The next Congress, Mr. Gillett eon
eluded, "will have to face the post war
problems and. because ot inaustriai
CHURCHESTO HELP LOAN
ALL DKNOMIXATICVS WILL JOIX IX
GREAT MASS MEETING.
Programme Includes Addresses by War
Workers, Mmlral Hnmfcers and
Other Wartlsse Features.
A mass meeting of the city churches
of all denominations will he held at
2:30 o'clock this afternoon Jn the Mo
nicipal Auditorium. Soldiers will be-
stationed at all places ot worship this
morning to make announcement of this
meeting.
In the larger downtown churches
buglers- will call attention of worship
ers to tha big mass meeting for the
afternoon.
Indications point to a record crowd
for the meeting, which is called to en
able the church membership of Port
land and vicinity to make a public dem
onstration of its combined loyalty in
the fourth liberty loan campaign. It
will be unique. In that all denomina
tions will be represented.
Starting at 2:30 o'clock. F. W. Good
rich will give an organ recital and later
Jasper DCan McFall will lead a ape
cial Junior chorus In songs.
Captain R. Mulr Allan, of th British
Army, will be the chief .overseas
speaker. Dr. YV. C Covert, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church of Chi
cago, is another speaker.
The Right Reverend Walter Taylor
And so J Sumner. Bishop of Oregon, representing
the Episcopal Church, will preside. Dr.
John H. Boyd, pastor of the First Pres
byterian Church of Portland; Rabbi
Jonah B. Wise, of Temple Beth Israel,
and Rev. Father George F. Thompson.
ITALIANS PRESS ENEMY
HEAVY 1 ARTILLERY FIRE MAI.
TAILED OS E.VTIRE FROST.
Anstro-Hnngarlan Attacks Harled Back
and Italian Assaults Produce
rrtsonera and Material.
centers being in the Northern states, fte Lo( the Church of the Madeleine, will
argued that a Republican Congress in, three-minute speeches dedicate the
could better solve tbese man a j-emo-1 membership of the city churches to the
cratic House composed of many 6outh-l cause of the liberty loan. Dr. William
em members. j A. Waldo, pastor of the First Baptist
Mr. Uillett s aeciaration inai church, will deliver the invocation.
three men wno were moat prominent
evangels of preparedness were Colonel
Roosevelt. General Wood and the late
ReDresentative Gardner, all Republic
ans, was greeted with applause from
the Republican side.
Republicans fer War.
I'nder ReDUblican control, he said,
. Congress would have willingly granted
all necessary war power and passed
all war measures, but it would not have
been udder the control of the Adminis
tration.
As Mr. Gillett concluded, the Re
publican members arose to applaud and
' cheer.
-Charges that political Influence hi
been brought to bear on Secretary
Raker in making selections for .can
tonment sites and for the location of
other war activities were made in the
House' today by Representative Rob'
bins of Pennsylvania. Republican.
Discrimination In favor of the South
as against the North was charged by
Mr. Bobbins who declared that to
Democratic states the treasury is send
ing a flow of gold to aid in meeting
political exigencies. i
The Representative declared that II
Southern states have received from the
Federal Government a total of $0.30.-
1 for camps and war plants, while
Pennslyvania. he said, bas received only
a little more tban $8,000,000 and other
Northern states have received propor
tlonately the same.
Replying to Representative Bobbins,
Representative Heflln of Alabama.
Democrat, denied the charge. He said
Pennsylvania had received from 150.-
000,000 to ((0,000.000 for every (LOW).
COO spent in Alabama and that the
North generally had enjoyed the ex
renditure of I1SO.000.000 . for every
11,000,000 spent In the Bouth. .
PLAGUE AT CAPITAL
13th of September, this year, not only
was unlucky, but illegal as well.
One Death From Influenza at
. Washington Announced.
BRIGADE BAND WILL PLAY
Camp Lewis Organization, to Boost
Fourth Liberty Loan.
The Depot Brigade Band, of Camp
Lewis, which arrives in Portland th
morning, under command of Lieutenant
William S. Chambers, bas a number of
CnrDII OAMCIO urn IfTCn liberty loan engagements before it.
OtltnHU UHlVirO HrruvILU Tne band has been playing at the
Pendleton Round-up. and appears in
Portland by permission of Brigadier
General VanderbUt, of Camp Lewis, as
nprifl 1 nttrnrtinn under thn Aii.xnine rtf
epsanu imiucns visum v iu3 the epeaKers committee.
Tonight at Liberty Temple the Depot
Brigade Sana win give an open-air
concert from 7 to B.su o clock.
Tomorrow at 1 o'clock the band will
assemble before the Oregon building,
rendering an hour's concert under the
auspices of the members' council of th
Portland Chamber of Commerce. From
J:30 to t:Z9 o'clock toramorrow after
noon it will present a concert at Lib
erty Temple. Tomorrow night it will
appear at Liberty Temple for a half-
hour concert at C:45, proceeding to the
mass meeting at the Auditorium.
On Tuesday the band will give sev
eral concerts, appearing at Liberty
Temple at 11 A. M-, and again at 3:30
P. M. An evening engagement for
Tuesday remains to be announced.
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Great Lakes, Boston and Pblla
delphla Stations and at
Qaantloo, Va.
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER IS
SUES WARXING REGARD
ING INFLl'EXZA.
Spanish influenza, which is
prevalent at points in the Ka9t,
has not yet made an appearance in
any Pacific Coast city, although
there are several cases at Camp
Lewis. However, as a safeguard.
City Health Officer Parrlsh yes-
rday Issued a warning mat peo
ple should keep themselves in
good health and take common
precaution against colds.
The disease is similar to the
grip. It attacks the victim sud--denly,
and is accompanied by high
fever. Persons afflicted should
go home and remain in bed.
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WASHINGTON, Sept 11. Spanish In
fluenza has made Its appearance In the
National capital. John W. Clore, a rail
way brakeman, died today of the disease.
Naval reports show Spanish Influenza
Is prevalent at the training camps at
the Great Lakes station, at the Boston
nd Philadelphia stations, and the Ma
rine training camp at Quantico, Va.
BUFFALO, N. T, Sept 21-The health
department here has been official
ly Informed that more than 300 soldiers
In training in the Polish division at Nl-
gara. on the lake, are aunering irom
Spanish influenza. - .
BOSTON, Sept 21. Records of the
health department showed II deaths
among civilians due to lniiuensa ana
pneumonia during tne last it noun, a
light reduction from tne total ox pre
vious days.
In addition there were six deatns ot
merchant marine apprentices In hos
pitals here.
70 FISHERMEN IN CUSTODY
Hen Just in From Korth Held to Be
Draft Evaders.
SEATTLE, Sept. ZI. Seventy em
ployes of Libby, McNeil &. Co., Just re
turned from the Alaska fishing grounds.
were arrested here today by the Naval
Intelligence Department charged with
attempting to -evade the draft The
men were taken from a steamer arriv
lng from the north.
Officers say the men held are mem
per a of the- party which last spring
escaped from San Francisco officials
in a chase through the bay and out
Golden Gate to fishing ships leaving
for the north.
PACIFIC WEATHER FAIR
Nearly Normal Temperatures Are
Predicted by Weather Bureau.
"WASHINGTON, Sept 21. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday, issued by the Weather Bureau
today, were:
Northern Rocky Mountain and plateau
regions Generally fair, with tempera
tures near or slightly above normal.
Pacific states Generally fair, with
nearly normal temperatures.
CHICAGO. Sept 21. Today's report
from the Great Lakes station showed no
alarming increase in Spanish influenza
cases.
About 2000 men have been affected.
nt the attacks generally nave been
light and only one death has been re- QD REGIMENT CELEBRATES
NEW YORK. Sept. 21. The number Third Infantry, Organized by Wash.
f Spanish, influenza, cases reportea to
TAG SftLE NETS S7000
ROME, Sept. 21. Attempts made by
Austro-Hungarian forces yesterday to
attack at various points along the
mountainous front in Northeasterly
Italy were repulsed In front of the
Italian lines, says the official statement
issued today by the War Office.
Harassing heavy gun fire prevailed on
the entire front
The text of the statement reads:
"Along the whole front there were
artillery actions of a harassing nature.
Our batteries caused fire at Melette. fn
the Asiago Dlateau region and blew up
an ammunition dump near Grisolera on
the lower J lave river. l . ' -
Attempts of hostile assault parties
failed in front of our lines south of
Mori, at Mont Corno and Vallarsa, to
the north of Grappa and east ot Salet-
tuol.
Our reconnoiterlng parties attacked
and drove back irt the Ledro valley
small observation post of the enemy
who left dead and prisoners.
Ammunition and various material
were brought back from reconnaissance
at Tonalesella and on the Inlets in the
Piave in the Montella regions.
One hostile airplane was brought
down. West of Feeri and io tha valley
nloa there were patro encounters
the capture of some prisoners
Jarmr of SOO Portland Wesea. Assisted
by Aleasav and ttaker Players,
' i Participate In Campaign.
BE.EFIT FOR CHARITABLE HOMES CLERKS FIT FOR SERVICE
IS GREAT SUCCESS.
Seven of 67 Limited Service Duly
Are Eligible for Military.
Of the (T limited service draftees who
reported to Vancouver Barracks last
week under tha call for those qualified
for clerical work, aix have been found
physically fit for general military serv
ice. Captain John m. culilaon. comman
der of this detachment learned of the
holding of six men for soldier duty yes
terday.
These men. from the boards indicat
ed, will be soldiers Instead of clerks:
Forest Vernon Rycraft Benton County;
Henry F. Caldwell, No. 1. Marlon Coun
ty: Donald B. Lewis, Wasco County
Raymond F. Ginrlcn. No. (, Portland
Cyril Niedermeyer, No. T. Portland
Chalmer Blair, No. (. Portland. The
men will be sent to their respective as
signments Monday and Tuesday to
start work with the various draft
boards of the state.
Professional counters from the First
National bank were literally swamped
In a sea of dimes, nickels and quarters
at the headquarters of the Pacific Coast
Rescue and Protective Society last night
as they took toll of the tag day returns
for the Albertina Kerr Nursery and the
Louise Home. The sale totaled more
- than (7000.
The goal set for the drive was (3000
and the committee had been discour
aged In expecting to raise this amount
as (3000 was the largest return they
Jiad ever received on previous tag days,
3:arly yesterday the supply of tags was
exhausted and before noon it was
necessary to fall back on a supply
printed five years ago.
The tags sold at 10 cents. In many
Instances they brought as much as (5,
and one man gave (25.
Under the direction of Mra R. E. Bon
durant chairman of the committee on
women's organizations, an army of (00
women sold in tha streets, assisted by
.Miss Alice Fleming, of the Alcasar The
ater. and Miss Betty Brice, of the Baker
etock Company.
W. G. MacLaren. general euperinten
dent of the society, had charge of the
general arrangements for the sale.
the health department- in this city to-
day showed a decrease compared with
the previous two days, were Deing
20 new victims as compared with
yesterday and (8 the day before.
Only one death has resulted thus far.
Tbese figures do not Include cases at
the Marine or Army hospitals.
NEWPORT, R. I.. Sept 21. The in
fluenza epidemic in the Second Naval
District resulted In five deaths today,
with the development of 124 new cases.
Eighty of the additional patients were
from the Naval Training Station.
ATER, Mass., Sept. 21. Two officers
and 1( privates died in Camp Devens
today as a result of influenza and pneu
monia. The officers were Lieutenant ITraglio, an employe of the Grant Smith-
William D. Cornish of Windsor, vt.
ington, Observes Anniversary.
EAGLE PASS, Texas, Sept 21. The
third infantry regiment which was or
ganized by General Ceorge Washing
ton in 1792, and which claims to be one
of the oldest if not the oldest unit
of the American military forces, today
celebrated the 136th anniversary of its
organization.
A field meet and regimental review
featured the celebration.
Liberty Statue Dedicated.
With appropriate ceremonies, a statue
of the Goddess of Liberty, cast by T. P,
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Pnri.r nhlnvards. was unveiled yester
day. Miss Beverly Traglio. daughter of
the sculptor, releasing ine euro
held the large American flag in place.
The statue is 14 feet in neignt. ana
four drinking fountains are set at inn
he. Aririresaex were maae DT
of the shipbuilding corporation and by
CJaptain Hirscb, of tne j) rencn .
HART IS AID TO MARINERS
Bremerton Teomanette Assigned to
Portland Hydrographlc Office.
As an aid in the work of adjusting
compasses for vessels leaving port Os
car Schwarz, nautical expert in charge
f the Hvdrographic Office here, has
charted the position of Portland, which
he says is latitude 4S:3l north; longi
tude 122:4 west, and the variation
from true 'north is 22 degrees and tq
minutes east
Astoria is shown as latitude 48:13
north; longitude 123:50 west, and the
aration there is 23 degrees ana xu
minutes cast Co-operation between
Mr. Schwartz and the Chamber of
Commerce has resulted In a measrued
course being aeciaea on over wnicn
vessels will be steamed to determine
their sneed for a mile. Another Im
provement arranged for is the estab-
sbment of ranges for adjusting com
passes in the river.
Up to yesterday there had been 44
chronometers left at the Hydrographio
Office so far this month for adjust
ment and more are expected this week.
There were. 10 deck watches delivered
there a week ago.
Navy Department Instructions are
that a yeomanette is to be detailed
from the Bremerton Navy yard person-
el to duty at the Portland branch of
the Hydrographio Office. As she will
be the first woman saiior to stand a
atch in that department, her coming
being awaited by the force.
Russia has the longest canal in the
world, -extending from Petrograd to
China, a distance of neslrly 4500 miles.
chaplain, and Lieutenant Jacob Rosen
berg of Fall River.
Military authorities called 'attention
today to the quarantine issued by the
board of health of the town of Ayer
against the camp and ordered that it
be obeyed. No passes for men to go
home over Sunday were issued today,
CAMP LEWIS, Taeoma, Sept 21.
"Influenza - has assumed the propor
tions of a mild epidemic, especially
among recruits." according to the
weekly summary of communicable
diseases issued today by the camp
sanitary Inspector, Captain V. L. Bishop.
One hundred and fifteen cases of
Influenza were reported during the
week.
The influenza here is not the Spanish
Influenza which has been found In
some Eastern camps ana cities, accord
ing to Camp Lewis officers. The Spanish
type, they say, develops pneumonia
among many surierers wnue mis rareiy
occurs with influenza patients here.
The disease here is usually checked
and patients discharged from the hos
pital in three days
COMING
SWEET. BELLS JANGLED
Couple Wedded Friday, September
IS, Find Marriage Is Illegal.
They were married on Friday, the
13th of September.
And yesterday they were in the di
vorce court.
They are William II. Porter and Clara
B. Porter. The husband yesterday filed
suit In the Circuit Court for the' an
nulment of their marriage. He alleges
his wife was given an Interlocutory
divorce decree from Orvllle Taylor In
California on March T, this year. Under
the California laws, he says, she is not
divorced until the final decree is
granted one year after the Interlocu
tory decree is signed. Therefore, he
asserts, their marriage on Friday the
WALTERS HAVE BAD LUCK
Two of Same Name Land in Hospital
With Severe Injuries.
Walter Wheelock. aged 9. of 642
East Forty-sixth street North, was
knocked down at Sixth and Oak atrects
yesterday by an automobile driven by
M. Dooly, whose office is in the Board
of Trade building. He sustained a con
cussion of the brain and was taken to
kit Vincent's Hospital.
Walter Harvey. 24. of 24 East Eighth
sttreet North, sustained severe Internal
injuries yesterday when his. abdomen
was pierced by an automatic auger at'
the Peninsula Shipbuilding Company's
3ra. h waa taken to the Good Sa
inarltan Hospital.
LEROY D. LEEDY IS DEAD
Xate Secretary to Clyde B. Aitchison
Born Jn Canyon City.
Leroy D. Leedy. confidential secretary
To Clyde B. Aitchison, Interstate Com-
Fellow Americans!
We, who first saw the light of day in a far country, have made
your land our land your flag our flag. Here will we raise our
children and our children's children to honor and revere both
Land And Flag.
Our people have cruelly suffered are now suffering from the
hideous crimes of the oppressor. Outrage and murder have been '
their portion because, forsooth, they forsake not the faith that
is in them because they believe steadfastly in the brotherhood
of man and of nations.
By All that is noble by all that is righteous for the sake of our
country for the sanctity of our homes, we earnestly pray that
you and we may do that which shall help forever to free Human
ity from brutal, despotic tryanny that which shall enlarge and
strengthen youi; faith and our faith in a just God!
Pne thing we can do must do for the, sake of the heroes who
are battlingwith the Monster of Autocracy for the sake of
free America
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"THE UNBELIEVER"
Throughout its seven action-packed,
thrill-filled parts, tells a story that
for sheer breath-taking, interest
carrying suspense, can only be
compared with the big drama row
being staged "Over There." You'll
live, hate, and fight with the story
as it unfolds. It will make you
proud of our boys and confident in
the principles Old Glory stands for.
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