The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 20, 1919, Section One, Page 4, Image 4

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Washington Considers Situa
tion Grave; Trouble Likely.'
President Believed to Have Changed
in Attitude and Carranza Is
"Called on to Explain.
WAKHIViTOX. July 19. The most
serious of the recently crowing list of
attacks on Americans in Mexico came
to light today..
A boatload of American sailors from
the U. S. S. Cheyenne was held up in
the Temesi river. July 6. within nine
miles of Tampico, and the sallorx
robbed. The American flag was flying
from the boat.
Closely resembling the atyicks on
American sailors .which led to the oc
cupation of Vera Cruz in 1914, the state
department did not hesitate to reeard
it as a grave affair and dispatched ur
gent representations, to the Carranza
government and Tampico authorities.
Although the sailors were fishing,
they were on official dutyi bringrinff in
food for their ship and the American
flag flying from the boat denoted it
was on official business.. . - - -
3'avy Department Delays Report.
A preliminary report .of the attache
rea'ching the navy department July 7
didr not go to the state department un
til today. No explanation, was made
for the delay. . Today Secretary. J3aniels
asked for a fuller report.
The incident is 'regarded as . most
serious and charsred with possibilities
becauFe the Carranza' forces -arekin full
control of the Tampico district and be
cause it comes as the climax to a Ions
series of recent attacks on Americans,
all of which have been .made the subr
ject of increasingly urgent representa
tions to the Carranza government..
Since President Wilson returned from
the peace conference he-has turned his
attention a great deal to the Mexican
situation. Various reports have been
circuiaiea in wasnrngton inai wie
American government's policy had nil:
dergone a change, but there .has been
easiness about finding a suitable can-1
didate for president. In the first place
they would like to have the uncertainty
removed as to whether Wilson will or'
will not seek a third term. With him.
out of . the way. the next question is. I
What will McAdoo doT
.The fact is not overlooked that while J
the President's son-in-law, William t
Gtbbs McAdoo, abdicated as secretary)
of the treasury and director-general of
the railroads in a critical hour, he has 1
never renounced- his assumed right of I
succession. One day he is not regarded I
as a candidate' and then he runs away j
somewhere and makes a speech about !
how the democratic party won the war, J
I or says something else that hurts
I White House ambitions. ,
' Ancr then the moving-picture folk '
are getting nervous, because should i
McAdoo fail to get into the.race a grave j
economic question might confront!
them. This "question is: What are we j
to do with all these thousands of yards
oi mm or the president's son-in-law
riding horseback around Universal City
bedecked in sombrero and chaps, or
curling his toes in the sand 'at Santa
Barbara, or mayhap signing his name
to liberty bonds as head of the treas
ury department? With McAdoo out of
the race all this motion-picture pub
licity will have but little value as sal
vage. But more, disconcerting still is this
comment from Senator Chamberlain
on the request of President Wilson yes
terday that the full rank-of general
be given both to Pershing and Peyton j
-. .march, chief of staff. '
m Senator to Raime Flgtll. -
"I think It is unfortunate that Gen
eral Pershing's name should be linked
with others in a movement to make
permanent the rank held ' by our of
ficers during the war," said Senator
Chamberlain. "I am afraid it will re
sult in General Pershing's failure to
get what is due him."
With that comment Senator Cham
berlain declared that he was going
ahead with his fight to overthrow the
present system of military injustice
and. to secure Justice, for lieutenant -Colonel
Samuel T. Ans'ell,' who was re
duced in rank for crying out against
the same evil.- General March has been
one of the chief obstructionists erf the
military reform' movement.- ' -Senator
Chamberlain has succeeded in having
liis bill for.. .court-martial .reform re
ferred to a sub-committee of the senate
military affairs committee, accompany
ing his nev success with this earnest
declaration: - " -
"We are going" to get vindication for
Colonel Ansell-or'we are -goinu to let
fhem - feel that- they have- fceen in a
light before this thing is finally set
tled." -
"Win Bark Solillrn," Slogan.
. Reconciliation of all. enemies within
the party is to be the democratic party
watchword henceforth alons with the.
slogan "Win back the sold'ers." The
first move- in ..the latter direction was
the oisa-pproval fthe sundry civil bill
carrying an appropriation lor tne voca
Make Your Motor Trip a Pleasure
Lunch With All the Comforts of Home
. Our Lunch Outfits are attractive as
well'as usefuleach one complete within
itself. Made to fit any part of the auto
mobile without inconvenience to the occu
pants. For service and convenience they
are indispensable. All sizes and prices.
- v $9.00 to $S0.00
I r Wapv row rrrriMcs J
Fitted and unfitted. 'A most con
venient camping necessity.
Compact and complete. -
Special this week at
no official indication or announcement: , tiona, rehabilitation of the injured sol-
Troops Oct New Orders.
It is known that the American
troops along the border have a new-set
of orders, which was e'vltfenced by the
prompt manner in which they crossed
into Juarez and cleaned up the fighting
there when it menaced El Paso. The
extent to which the military establish
ment has been prepared to meet a eltu
ation in Mexico has not been fully dis
closed, but there are evidences'that the
government is taking measures to be
prepared for any-, .eventualities into
which it may be forced.
It was an incident at ' Tampico in
1914 which brought on ' the occupation
of Vera Cruz when a-boat from one .of
Admiral Mayo's ships was detained, a
paymaster was arrested and jailed and
at other times messe'ngers from the
ships were menaced ashore'.'
General. Huerta refused to apologize
and salute the American flag and 'the
occupation of Vera Cruz followed.
Officials see irrthe incident of July 6
the- making of a more serious situation.
NOGALES, Ariz., July 19.' twenty
seven were killed during a fight Thurs
day morning between bandits and the
garrison at Potani. Sonora, south' of
here on the Southern Pacific de Mexico
railroad, according to American' and
British passengers' who arrived here
today. They said ftae attacking band
was composed cf "Bronco"' Yaqui In
dians. .
Twenty-seven Killed In Skirmish.
The attacking force was reported' to
nave numbered 500. while the town was
defended by 40 federal troops, composed
largely of Yaqwi Indians. Of the killed,
J6 were defenders of the town and 11 of
the attacking force. - ...
After repulsing the attack wltb two
machine guns from behind breastworks,
the town's defenders pursued the band
and another engagement oeeurned -two
miles from Potam.
American and' British mining men
who visited the scene f the fif-ht said
they found empty cartridge ' shells used
by the attacking force, all new,aid io
American manufacture.
(ont innd Frirtn First Pace.
diers. That was a political veto and it is
not necessary to sro outside of demo
cratic .circles -to have that statement
confirmed. There had been no recom
mendation from the president for. a
larger - amount than was appropriated
and no one had complained that it was
not enough. Besides, congress was
here to stay: and ready at any time to
meet any deficiency created in helping
the soldiers.
iA bid to. reconcile the postal employes
as well as , the more .than 1 100,000,000
patrons of the postal eervice by dis
p taping" . rostmaster-Geieral Burleson
may be expected any day. Action awaits
only the workingout of a plan satisfac
tory to the postmaster-general him
self,- it is believed. -The, demand for
Burleson's' removal has reached ' the
president from party advisers on every
hand, tut it must'- be remembered that
hoisting a political prime minister out
of his job is a dedicate matter, because
he is the individual who has charge of
the. skeleton menagerie. ' Mr ' Burleson
is jufct "the sort of a man to open wide
the'dobr of the closet if he does not get
what he regards as a square deal.
Mental ecience. the only remedy for
shrinking morale,' is now to be applied
to revive the pirit'of party men. soma
of them more- or less prominent In
Washington, who have been guilty of
the confidential observation on many
occasions recently, that "there is no
chance for a democrat next year any
way. -. .
This sort of talk is to be stopped, and
othr democrats who like Senator
Chamberlain and have- had the. hardi
hood to stand up and throw bricks at
the : White House, are being watched.
The first .time one .of them drops his
handkerchief the president will be dn
the spot to pick it up like a true cava
lier, and thereby- renew a speaking ac
quaintance and extend the fond em
brace that sometimes makes for harmony.
V. s.
ajgurated a search which continued
for several days, to no avail.
Just as thfi search was sbout to be
abandoned, the missing stone was dis
covered by the laundry tircman in a
Lcrrel ot rubbish which lie was about
to empty into the furnace.
five projects created by the $3:,000
road bonds voted here several years
Forestry Chief. at Grants Pass Says
Koad Will Xot Be Surpassed by
Any In America.
GRANTS .r.ASS. Or., . July 19 (Spe
cial.) The trip to the west coast by
Secretary of Agriculture Houston and
H. S. Graves, head 'of the United States
forestry department, may bring benefit
to Grants Pass.- '
; Mr. Graves, who was here yesterday,
intimated' that the' main object of the
tour was to view the proposed scenic
highway from San Francisco north, to
Eureka and Crescent'Clty, and on, con
necting with' the : state . highway ' at
Grants Pass. He was greatly enthused
over'the trip and said:
"When finished the : highway from
San Francisco nortn to Crescent City
will not be surpassed by an scenic high
way in the United States. Tne road
will pass through perhaps 75 or 80
miles of beautiful forests. There are
trees by the roaasiae measuring II to
18 ' feet in diameter great redwood
trees a thousand years old.
"To destroy these monarchs of the
forest," said Mr. Graves, "would be like
destroying Niagara falls or Crater lake.
They should be protected and some
means to secure their preservation must
be found." ' . ,
Mr. Graves spent a few hours with
K. F. MacUuff, Grants Pass forest
Secretary Houston was accompanied
by Mrs. Houston, who. pronounced the
Rogue River valley wonderful. "This
is my third Irip to your city," said the
ecretary. hile my office Is In Wash
ngton, I And that It is time well spent
o get out and observe conditions with
my own eyes to get nrst-hand Infor
mation. It is a wonderful trip Up along
he California coast. Although a little
rough, I enjoyed it.
Claim for Racial Equality to Be Pre
sented at Washington.
TOKIO, July 19. Rejection of the
Japanese claim for recognition of ra
cial equality in the peace conference
apparently has not discouraged thoso
who are .working in support of th
principle through the Racial Indiscrim
ination league, which -was organised ii
Japan about six months ago. The or
ganization has now been made perma
nent and its plan is to resubmit the
proposal every year at the sittings ot
the League 6f Nations council.
The organization is now at work
upon drafts of proposals which will be
submitted to the first .sltttne of the
council at Washington. An effort is
being made to secure support for the
next attempt from both the Chines
and the people of India by circulation
of propaganda In those countries.
New Road Survey Is Ordered.
S1ARPHFIELD. Or.. July 19. (Spe
cial.) The new county court has taken
action toward settling an old dispute
in the Larson Inlet district, where the
highway between Glasgow and North
Inlet has not been completed. There is
a- dispute whether the road at Larson
Inlet shall skirt the southern or the
northern bank. A new survey has been
ordered. This highway Is one of the
Kngland. It required one day and two
nights to repair this breech and re
store Senator Hitchcock to party, lead
ership in accordam-e with the new pro
gramme of conciliation;- - " ' -
Senator I land Ira Complaint.
The country has heard of only one
tenth part of the Chamberlain fi&ht on
government inefficiency and war abuses.
The part of which the country heard
was what appeared in the press by
reason of some public action of Senator
Ctramberlain's in or out of the senate,
or because of some attack by the presi
dent or the secretary of war on the
Oregon senator. There is much more
to it than that.
Senator Chamberlain has been taking
up directly with the war department
end other departments of the govern
ynent scores of individual complaints
of soldiers and soldiers' relatives and
has demanded a reply .without any con
sideration for the f act that he - was
dealing with men of his ov;a political
party. He learned long ago that the
only method of getting results from
this administration was to "'treat 'em
rough. and that is just what he has
been doing
Grievances. Found to. Be Jat.
Complaints have come to Senator
Chamberlain from soldiers and their
3iin in every state, and he has sifted
their complaints to tho point of estab
lishing that they were just in almost
every instance. Recently he has forced
1 he treasury department to furnish
him with a detailed report regarding
liberty bonds sold to numerous sol-;
ciiers.for which pay was deducted from
the soldiers compensation and no de
livery made.' Many of tLese complaints
came from Oregon.
All of these little complaints -have
nettled the departments, not only be
cause of the- trouble to them in look
ing up records, but because it was re
pealed unmistakably that Chamber
lain, by taking the side of the soldier
against the government, was building
up a powerful political military ma
chine which he would soon be justly
entitled to speak of as "my army."
Meet In k Bring Speculation.
The president's invitation to Senator
Chamoerlaiu Jast v ednesday was.
therefore, under the surface something
more than a personal invitation to the
senator; it was a bid to the Chamber
lain army.
It is, therefore, safe to speculate that
there will be much talk about Senator
Chamberlain for a place in the national
ticket next year coming from admin
istration sources, as well as from
friends "and admirers. There will be
the difference, however, that from the
administration side the proffer will be
the vice-presidency and not first place.
All leads- to further speculation as to
next year's national democratic ticket.
Democrats do not conceal their ua-
Militant Preacher, Chaplain . AVIth
91st Division, Decorated for
. Valor on Battlefield.
HOQUIAM. July. 19. (Special.) Ho
quiam's ""fighting parson", is coming
back in ' the northwest. Rev. J. W.
Beard, former pastor of the First Pres
byterian church, is not returning to
stay, however, but to temporarily take
the place of his permanent successor.
Rev. William MacLeod, who will spend
his vacation during August in Oregon
and on 'the sound.
Rev. Mr. Beard, upon his return from
overseas recently, accepted a call from
Wayne, Neb., and tendered his resigna
tion to the trustees of the Hoquiam
church, the -pulpit of which he had
filled for eight years. It was with re
gret that news of the change was re
ceived here.
Dr. Beard left here to go into the
Fervice of his country as chaplain with
the 91st division, and his record was
one of distinction. In peace times, he
had gained his title as .the -"fighting
I arson because -he was .a- thorough
bred scrapper in every sense of the
word. He was holder of a ringside seat
at all boxing smokers and -was always
a staunch booster for the manly art
of self defense. He was a lover of
taseball and football and a strong
partisan where Hoquiam's honor was at
stake on the gridiron, even to the
point of engaging in fistic combat h im-
elf when the boys wearing the H
were being .given the worst of the
argument by an umpire. "God made me
a man before he made me a. preacher.
was his explanation for punching this
official on the nose.
In France -he won the croix de
guerre, while his name was mentioned
in orders for valor. Men who served
with the 91st declare the "fighting
parson", was a whirlwind of action in
battle, and that he did more than his
share in putting the Huns to rout.
Defense Society Urges Senate Xot to
" Ratify Settlement.
NEW YORK. July 19. The United
States senate Is urged not to ratify
the Shantung settlement in the peace
treaty in resolutions adopted yesterday
by trustees of the American Defense
According to Charles Stewart Davi
son. chairman of the board, granting:
of Shantung to Japan would be a monu
mental pi ce of folly and mizht be
fraught wltb serious consequences."
Governor's Order Regarding Rule
Violations Shows. Results.
SALEM. Or., July 13. (Special. The
order issued recently by Governor Ol -
cott nrovidina that persons whose pen
tntiary paroles are revoked because oi
the commission of crime, or convicts
v.-ho escape or attempt to escape, must
serve their maximum sentence,, ban had
beneficial effect at the Institution
according to a statement issued . by
Warden riteiner today.
l'odIcs of the-governor s order have
been distributed among the convicts by
Parole Officer Compton. and already
an mnrnvemeni na u ' ' n '- '
the conduct of many of the men in
carcerated in- the prison. The officials
believe the tiffhteninK of .discipline at
the penitentiary, coupled with the
warden's policy or rair oeaiins u
prisoners, will place the institution on
the highest piano in iia
$300 Stnd IiOst From fenirt Jjunng
Process at luunndry.
i.r.wiSTdN'. Idaho. July 19.-(Spe
i.i i When Dan Boise sent nis
en to the launary last
failed to remove from the ironi ot a
(.I- tifin diamond siua. in iniri
was returnea.neany nu..cU
minus the stud. When Mr. Boise dls
the loss of his rrecious gem
- v.t.nsH in the laundry and in-
AFTER you investigate
and learn the real
facts about the increased
cost on all future importa
tions of
you will fully appreciate
our advice that you supply
future needs now, before
the increases are felt here.
Oar expert will rare for
your repairing, e 1 e a a 1 1(
and storage.
Many International Tourists to Come
for Sunday School Convention.
TOKIO, June 10. Kxtenslve prepara
tions are already under way In Japan
for the International Sunday school
convention, which will be held In Toklo
next year, and which will bring; to
Japan some 3000 foreign visitors. 2000
of them Americans. The conference
will probably open October IS, 1920. and
last about ten days.
As foreiirn style hotels are always
crowded with regular tourists, the dele
gates will probably be asked to lodare
on the steamers which will convey them
to Japan.
Commenting- on the coming conven
tion the Jijl says the convention Is not
a mere religious event, but should be
regarded as a very important Interna
tional affair, having a bearing upon
the diplomatic interests of this country.
Friends of ltojliood Days Meet.
HOOn IlIVER, Or.. July 19. (Spe
cial.) Colonel K. C. Hatch and I. K.
Cillfnchom of Woodstock. Conn., ar
rived tiTe yesterday by automobile and
visited for several hours with their old
friend. K. F. Bavten. an Kast Side or-
chardlst. and one of the valley's chief
poultry raisers. Tho visitors are mo
toring to California. Mr. Ratten had
not seen his boyhood friends for IB
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Sahara. The story of a. cashiered of
ficer -who became the merciless leader
of a band of desert outlaws. You'll
see amazing: scenes and settings, in- '
eluding an oriental dance hall in full
Also other Pictorial attractions.
Wallace Reid will appear in person
this afternoon and evening only.
Every girl in Portland wants to see
"Wallie," so here's a chance! ' But, re
member, today only and come early.
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After a Day's
Pleasure or Work
visit the Portland Hotel to dine in
cool, pleasant surroundings, among
congenial people, with the further
delight of fine orchestral music. '
Or test oor appetizing noon lunch
on week days ; you will be served
quickly and well.
Sunday Dinner, $1.25
Special Music
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