The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 20, 1919, Section One, Image 1

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Section One
Pages It o24
90 Pages
Seven Sections
Postoffic as Scon d -Claaa Matter.
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Reception of Chamberlain
Counted Significant.
Support of Soldiers' Complaints
Puts Solon in Limelight.
Uncertainty Over Candidacies of
i President and McAdoo in 192 0
'1 Cause of Marked Uneasiness.
ington. July 19 Senator Chamberlain's
invitation to the White House last
Wednesday and his cordial reception
by President Wilson carried more sig
nificance than has been attached to it.
That meeting may well be regarded
as the first phase ot the democratic
national campaign next year, because
It marks the initial step of the presi
dent in a campaign of conciliation
which is intended to lay the ground
work for uniting all elements of the
democratic party for the fight in 19-0.
Upon returning from abroad after a
six months' absence, save for one brief
look-in on Washington last March,
President Wilson found his party's
morale at the lowest ebb since before
President Finds Discord.
Accustomed to being driven, not led,
for the last eight years, his party lieu
tenants in the senate and in, the house
and around the offices ot the demo
cratic committee were groping about
aimlessly and striking out darkly at
each other. Without their chief to point
the way, mark their cadence and com
mand their every motion they were dis
integrating and "dopy."
Something must be done at once, the
president was told, even if it was nec
essary for him to disgress fo ra mo
ment from the league of nations fight,
to which his eye had been solely di
rected on his return. He was told that
his attitude toward Senator Chamber
lain had hurt the party and had built
up theOregon Senator amazingly-.
Chamberlain looms Big.
The president was further informed.
It is said, that Senator Chamberlain, by
reason of having rebelled against ad
ministration inefficiency in Washing
ton and brutalities practiced against
the country's soldiers at the front,
stuck out in the suppressed and shrink
ing area of the senate known as the
democratic side like a mountain in the
desert. ,
Mr. Wilson had heard that Senator
Chamberlain had come to be known
among the almost 4,000,000 common sol
diers and a large percentage of the sub
ordinate officers as the only democrat
who was willing to champion their
Tights and demand an accounting from
en arrogant secretary "of war and his
autocratic advisers for wrongs per
petrated against them in the name of
military necessity.
I Soldiers' Votes Counted On.
i ' And before President Wilson could
ict to find an excuse for meeting Sen
ator Chamberlain, out came an an
nouncement from Senator William H.
Xing of Utah that a movement had
been started to make Chamberlain the
democratic nominee for president next
year because .Chamberlain was the only
democrat who could win the soldier
The president was delayed In meet
ing Senator Chamberlain by the leak
ing out of the news in the meantime
that Senator Hitchcock., erstwhile lead
er of the league of nations fight in the
senate, feeling that he had been
snubbed, had left in a huff for an indef
inite stay at his summer- home in NevO
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OUT H-RrZ.--
HHIsboro Records Fail to Reveal
Much-Desired Information Re
quired for Passport.
HILLSBORO. Or., July 19. (Special.)
Lost One birth certificate.
Captain William N. Barrett, who in
May eloped and married the wealthy
Alice Drexel, heiress of the Drexel estate,-
wrote, here this week to the
county clerk for a record of his birth
certificate, so that he might be ahle
some, day to sail to Europe with his
bride, for he is required to furnish
such a certificate before he can set his
But the much-wanted record cannot
be found.
Captain Barrett, since his marriage
to the heiress of the vast estates in
Philadelphia, New York and Newport,
has been enjoying his wedding trip at
Lake Placid, N. T., and all is now placid
with the Drexel parents-in-law, it
seems, although at first they were bit
terly opposed to taking into the family
fold a stranger as a son-in-law.'
Young Barrett, who is the son of a
former mayor here, wanted to be cer
tain that the county clerk would fur
nish him the desired information, so he
sent a check for $2 as fee. but the
official had to send the check back,
with regrets that the Information could
not be given, as it was not to be had
on the books.
At the time of the elopement and
marriage young Barrett was featured
in the eastern press, particularly the
New York papers, as one of whom so
little was known as to have been able
to win the hand of the rich Drexel
girl, whose admirers had been counted
in the hundreds, with counts and dukes
of Europe among them. He told the
story that he was the son of a Wash
ingtonian, which led the effete east
to believe he meant the District of
Columbia city. He undoubtedly meant
Washington county, Oregon."
Barrett not many years ago was di
vorced from his first wife, who was
Miss Kathleen Baillie of Tacoma, now
living in Seattle.
Famous Woman Flier Loses Life in
Airplane Accident.
PARIS. July 19. (Havas.) Baroness
de la Roche, the French avlstress, was
killed in an airplane accident at the
airdrome at Crotoy yesterday after
noon. The baroness was flying with a pas
senger when thaaccldent occurred.
The Baroness de la Roche was the
first woman to make an airplane flight
over Paris. That was about ten years
In 1915 she made an attitude record
for women, rising to a height of 12.S69
feet, and in June of the present year,
she flew to an altitude of H.10J fet,
beating the record of Ruth Law, tho
American woman flier. '
Authority to Go to Germany "Waits
on Treaty Ratification.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Though
British and French consuls already have
entered Germany for the purpose of reestablishing-
trade relations with that
country, the state department here has
been unable to do more than organize
its own consular service for similar
functions, pending: authority to send
them into Germany.
This authority cannot be obtained, !n
the opinion of the department, until
the peace treaty has been finally rati
$2,889,900 of Pabst Securities to
Be Sold as Alien Holdings.
MILWAUKEE, July 19. Stock of the
Pabst Brewing company, with a par
value of $2.S89.900, owned by enemy
aliens, will be sold at auction by the
alien property custodian July 29.
The property was owned by Henry
Best and Mrs. Clara S. Schlubeck, di
vorced wife of Jacob HeiL Both are
now in Germany.
Return to Switchboard Is
Voted by Hello Girls.
Terms of Settlement Are Not
Known Here in Detail.
Reports From International Offi
cers Awaited With Much Inter
est by Unionists.
When patrons of the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company take down
their receivers tomorrow morning, they
will be greeted with a salutation bear
ing the union label.
At their meeting ln"the Selling-Hirsch
building yesterday afternoon, striking
operators voted to comply with orders
received from their vice-president. Nel
lie Johnson, of San Francisco, to return
to work at 8 o'clock Monday morning.
Registration will take place as the
workers report for dutj.
Striking electrical workers will meet
at 2 o'cl6ck this afternoon to take ac
tion on Instructions from L. C. Grasser,
International vice-preslden.t. and It is
said to be likely that they, also, will
vote to return to work.
Settlement Terma In Doubt.
Some uncertainty was expressed at
strike headquarters as to the nature
of the settlement that is In prospect,
the Issue of retroactive pay being the
chief point involved. This is left in
charge of the wire control board, it is
said, and messages received from San
Francisco and Washington. D. C..' are
taken as Indications that demands of
workers will be granted.
C. K. Donovan, who represented the
electrical workers at the California
conferences. Is expected to arrive in
Portland this morning, and will make
a detailed report at the meeting of the
organi7ation this afternoon. In a tele
gram to the local yesterday, Mr. Dono
van advised all men members to comply
with orders from the international
Some opposition to returning to work
was shown at the operators' meeting
when it was learned that demands had
not been granted in full, but this dis
appeared when explanation was made
that retroactive pay undoubtedly would
be granted. While the vote to return
was not unanimous, it was nearly so,
according to report.
Wire Mn May Hold OoC
That there will be strong opposi
tion in the ranks of the electrical
workers -was ' predicted yesterday by
some members of the body, who assert
that they are ordered back under the
wage scale that was in effect the day
they walked out. Sir. Donovan's re
port, however, may overcome this ten
dency toward violation of Mr. Grasper's
instructions, and it in considered rea
sonably certain the electrical workers
will follow the lead of the operators.
"We were ordered out by our Inter
national vice-president." said Mrs.
Agnes Johnson, president of the tele
phone operators' local, following the
meeting, "and we have been ordered
back by the same authority, so there
seems nothing to do but comply."
Miss Lillie Schunke. who represented
the operators at the California confer
ences, is expected to return this morn
ing from the south with a complete re
port of those deliberations.
. Mala Report Awaited.
The most definite Information, how
ever, is expected to come some time
tomorrow from Miss Julia O'Connor,
international president, who is attend
ing conferences In Washington, D. C.
Until her report Is received local op.
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Column 3.
Butte & Superior Company to Trans
mit Sum Estimated at From
' 15,000,000 to 920,000,000.
HELENA. Mont., July 19. Judge
George M. Bourquin In United Stales
court today handed down his decree in
the action of the Minerals Separation.
Limited, of London, England, against
the Butte & 'Superior Mining company
or Butte, Mont., a matter involving
flotation procees.
'The Butte &. Superior must make
payments to the Minerals company esti
mated at between (15.000.000 and :0.
000,000. In effect the decree is a per
manent injunction.
The action was originally tried be
fore Judge Bourquin, who found for
the plaintiff. The arguments this
morning were on what matter should
be included in the decree. Henry D.
Williams, LIndley M. Garrison of New
York, former secretary of war under
President Wilson, and Odell M. McCon
nell appeared for tho Minerals Separa
tion and J. Bruce Kremer of Butte and
William Wallace Jr.. formerly of
Helena, but now of New York, r-pre-sented
the defendant.
British Royalty Ultra Consent to
Wedding With Commoner.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
LONDON, July 19. (Special cable.)
Royal consent has once again been
asked and granted to the marriage of
a commoner to a lady bf the royal line.
The Daily Sketch announces the en
gagement of Major Evelyn Gibbs and
Lady Helena Frances Augusta, daugh
ter of the Marquis of Cambridge and
niece of Queen Mary.
The marquis Is better known by his
former title of Duke of Teck. He re
linquished that title In July. 1917. as
being tinctured too much with German
blood, and assumed his present title by
royal warrant. Lady Helena Is a second
daughter of the marquis. Ght was born
on October 25. 1S99, and is therefore
approaching the end of her 20th year.
Victor Hon ell IMajs With .Matt lies;
House Is Destroyed.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. July 19. (Spe
cial.) Fire started by Victor Howell.
3-year-old son of Frank Howell, who
was playing with matches, completely
destroyed his parents' home today. The
child was cut off by the flames anu
was rescued with difficulty.
The house wa ow-rred by H. M. Morse,
deputy engineer of Lane county, who
lives in Eugene and who was formerly
city water superintendent here.
Flier En Route to Cleveland Is Vic
tim of 6000-Foot Drop.
BELLE FONT E. Pa.. July 19. Lieu
tenant Charles I .am born of Los Angeles,
Cal., an aerial mail carrier, flying from
this city to Cleveland, was killed thin
afternoon when his machine fell 6000
feet at Dlx Run, at the foot of the
Allegheny mountains near here.
Pedestrian on BlrllidaV Marts to
Walk 100 Miles.
CHICAGO. Julv 19. Dan O'Learv.
veteran pedestrian, celebrated his 78th
birthday by starting a 100-mile walk at
i o'clock today.
In 3 hours and 45 minutes he had
covered 15 miles. He expects to finish
by tomorrow night.
Normal Temperature In Coast States
Forecast for Week.
WASHINGTON. July 19. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday Issued by the weather bureau
today are:
Pacific stales Generally fair and
normal temperature.
New Blazes Develop in
National Forests.
Immense Stretches of Terri
tory Laid Waste. 1
Battle Against Flames in One Section
Checked by Labor Troubles.
Culprits Are Sought. a
SPOKANE. Wash.. July 19. Fanned
by strong winds from the north and
west, and aided by the extremely dry
nature of the forests two fires in
northern Idaho have sprung into raging
nfernos. and at last reports were rag
ing unchecked. Calls for additional
men have been sent out with some
success. One fire is on Bear creek, near
Enaville, Idaho, about IS miles west ot
Wallace. It started this morning and Is
giving untold tiouble to 50 men who
are combating It. . Forty men addi
tional are on the way to assist. The
blaxe has burned over 200 acres, most
of the "burn" of 1910. This blaze is on
the Cocur d'Alene forest.
The second serious conflagration, not
yet under control. Is on Round Top
mountain, in the Kanlksu national for
est, between Priest river and Sullivan.
While only front 50 to 100 acres has
been burned out. according to Super
visor Howard Flint, the blaze Is a most
threatening one and may bring dis
aster to Supervisor Flint's record of
not having lost an acre of merchant
able timber thus far this season. A
call has been Bent out for 25 more men.
One Baa Blase I kecked.
The fire near Newport, which for a
time was serious, is under control,
but is being watched closely by resi
dents of the city. The Boulder creek
fire, also In this forest, is being held
after bu-ning over from 600 to 700
acres of an old "burn." The Caribou
creek fire also 1u under control. About
60 men are fighting blazes in the
Kanikeu forett-
Men from Montesida are elruagllng
wlth th'o conflagration near Heron.
Mont., un the Montana-Idaho line. In
the Coeur d'Alene forest. Earlier re
ports had stated that S900 acres were
covered by the blase, but tonight It was
estimated by Supervisor Wolf that only
about 2000 acres had been burned. The
Steamboat ' creek fire In the Coeur
d'Alene forest now Is under such con
trol that 35 men have been released
for duty elsewhere. It has burned over
from 400 to 450 acres and from 3.000.000
to 3.500.000 feet of standing white pine
timber has been killed.
Any mt Flahtere Basy.
Minor fires are reported on Miner's
creek, at the forks of the North Fork
river. 30 miles above Prltchard. on the
Murray branch of the O.-W. R. & N.
railway, and at Big Elk. near the head
waters of the North Fork river. About
250 extra fire fighters In addition to
the regular patrol force of 100 are kept
HELENA. Mont.. July 19. A forest
fire near Landers Fork In the Big
Blackfoot menaces 18.000 sheep and
700 cattle. It is reported here. Fires
about Helena show Improvement.
The Landers Fork blaze, near the
ranch of Owen Byrne, former state
senator from Lewis and Clark county,
was at last reports within a mile of
the national forest border and was ex
pected by evening to have reached the
federal border.
C. R. Spencer, United States ranger
In the Lew-is and Clark forest, sta
tioned at Augusta, came to Helena this
morning to receive a shipment of sup-
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Chlnese Who Went to Europe) to
Help Win War Will Ner Per
mit Domluallon, It Is Said.
NEW YORK, July 19 Predicting
that ethe J6.000.P00 people of Shantung
will never surrender to the Japanese
aggression," Dr. H. F. Kung and T. 11.
llaq, Chinese delegates from Shantung
province to the peace conference. In a
statement Tlere today, declared that the
boycott on Japanese goods through the
province was the prelude to a possible
"Shantung has sent tens ot thousands
of Its citizens to Europe to help win
the war." said the statement. "Many
lives were sacrificed. Now the reward
for their service Is to turn Shantung's
economic and political rights over to
Japan. What will thoso soldiers find
when they go back to their native
land? Japanese enterprises on their own
proiertles. Can we expect these men
w ho have experienced the terror of war
on European battlefields to rest satis
fled? "The Shantung settlement has raised
a new issue in the far east. Japan Is
satisfied with the clause and will at
tempt to carry It out. but the Chinese
people witl never acquiesce."
The envoys said that not only was
Shantung regarded as "sacred terri
tory." because of the birth of Chinese
civilization there. but that its people
would not allow it to be dominated by
a foreign power because of their sense
of Justice and desire for self-determination.
Dronnlng of Former Mayor of Ilwaco
at North Reach Confirmed.
ASTORIA. Or., July 19. (Special.)
The body of J. Walter Seaborg. a for
mer mayor of Iift'aco. Wash., who was
drowned about a month ago while fish
ing from the rocks on the Ocean beach,
was found today noir the scene of the
Mr. Seaborg. who was well known in
Portland and at one time owned a home
end considerable other property in Rose
City Pa'rk. left Ms home ' in liwaco
early one morning to fish and dig
claims at North beach, a little over s
r.ille away, The fishing rocks at the
b-Bih are perilous at all times, and It
is hlieved that Mr. Seaborg slipped and
fill Into the surf which beat fiercely
against the wka vvn on a-calm day.
No one waa with him or saw the acci
dent and at many places It would be Im
possible for one who had falien In to
get out. alone.
Mr. Seaborg's death Is a sad blow to
bis aged mother, wnom he had lived
with and tared for many years. He
was a devoted lover of nature aud tho
display of flowsrs In his home tarden
earh yar is known to all who spend
their summers at North Beach.
EanBrlit Sas, He Is Going to
Preach Till tiod Sajs 'Conic on Up.
MEDFORD. Or.. July 19. tSpeclaL)
Billy Sunday, principal performer at
the Ashland Chautauqua last night, in
formed Medford republican today that
he had no Interest In politics, would
never run for senator of the United
States and Intended to keep on preach
ing till God reached down from the
skies and said: "Billy, you're through,
come on up."
"And they say I am a candidate for
the. democratic nomination," continued
Rev. Wll.larr. "Oh. hello! I know Presi
dent Wilson well and like him; I was
behind him in the war and I am behind
him now, but I am no democrat, never
have been and never will be. I am a
dyed-in-the-wool, standpat. blown In the
bottle, fast black, all-wool republican,
always have been and always will be.
The senate Is all right. I have high re
spect for the Institution but no politics
for mine.- I am playing my best In
God's league and that's where I Intend
to stay till they rail me out."
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Loan Director Starts on
Dash to Alaska.
Fast Steamers. Motor Boat
and Autos Have Part in Race.
Flier and Federal Reserve Official
Attempt lo Catch Liner Out or
Seattle With War Paper.
SA.V FRANCISCO. July 13. (Special.)
Robert E. Smiih. director of war
sales In the 12th federal reserve dis
trict, lert this afternoon In an army
biplane piloted by Lieutenant W. C.
Goldsborough of Mather Field, with
11.000.000 worth of 100 and 11004 sav
ings certificates, in a dash to Seattle,
in the hope of connecting wth a mall
steamer leaving 'Seattle for Alaska to-"
morrow night.
Delivery of the savings certificates
will be made en route. Automobiles,
motorl.oats. airships, trains and steam
ships are to be used In the dash sched
uled to spread 11.000.000 from this city
lo Alaska.
Fllaht Reddlas; Beawm.
Donated automobiles conveyed the
certificates, which were the new treas
ury notes exchangeable for thrift and
war stamps, from the ferry to the
federal reserve bank. At the bank Gov.
ernor John U.eCalklns gave Mr. Smith
his quota and Mr. Smith made an auto
mobile run via the ferry to Albany
field. Oakland.
From Albany field Lieutenant Golds
borough and Mr. Smith started on a
flight d;rect to ' Redding, and at the
same time another flyer and mechanic
left Mather field to meet the Goldsbor.
ough plane at Redding, where the air
ship was to be overhauled and made
ready to continue on to Portland.
From Portland Mr. Smith will be
taken down the Columbia river In a
fast motorboat and from Goble In a
fast automobile to .Seattle, arriving In
Seattle 2S hours Trout the time ho left
San Framlj-co. it no accidents or de
lis prevent.
I.laer to Take Notes Om Last Us.
At Seattle the Alaska certificates will
be delivered to the mall steamer.' and
from Seattle the Tacoma and vicinity
certificates will be distributed In rec
ord time. '
SACRAMENTO, cal.. July 19. The
treasure airplane, carrying tl.000.Ouo
raving certificates in custody of Robert
K. Smith, loan campaign director of San
Francisco, arrived hero late today In
35 minutes from Albany, near San
Francisco. Its race to catch a steamer
from Seattle for Alaska has been
speeded up by Information that the
steamer will leave Sunday afternoon at
2 o'clock, instead of Sunday pighl, as
Director Smith announced plans that
he was to take the train from Redding.
Cal.. lo Roseburg. or., had been changed
and he would fly all the way to Port
land, flopping at Redding tonight, then
flying early Sunday morning to Eugene,
then Portland, from whence he will
continue at 9 A. 31. by .motorboat and
automobile to Seattle.
"We will make the Alaska boat." he
declared here, while the machine,
piloted by Lieutenant W. C. Golds
borough, was changed for a more
speedy airplane.
Negroes Attack White Women.
WKSHINGTON, July 19. Tho sixth
attack by negroes on white rjmen dur
ing the last four weeks on the streets
of the nation's capital was reported
today by the
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