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OVER 4400 DAILY
FORTIETH YEAR NO. 162
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1917
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TRAINS AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS.
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HOW MH1 DRAFTED
WILL BE SELECTED
Resignations From Local
Boards May Force Draw
ling Over the Week ;
Ei PERSON LIABLE
f 1ST INFORM HIMSELF
Regis its Must Get Their
Nun, and Then Await
By Webb MUler.
(United Press staff correspondent )
Washington, July 7. The fate of
9,640,938 men on the national army reg
istration rolls will be held in a huge
glass bowl filled with little gelutine
The number on paper squares in each
of these capsules will designate the
men drafted for America's armies.
A final plan of the unique method
of singling out the men for the first
levy is before Secretary Baker today.
Unless a shift is made in present ar
rangements, this is the method or the
Squares of paper numbered serially
will be placed in gelatine capsules.
These will be thrown into a big trans
parent globe. On the day of the draft,
eapsules will be drawn at random 'from
the erlobe. Each slip indicates for
- draft every man bearing that number
in each of the more than 4,000 counties
and citiesc in the nation.
The slips are numbered from one up
as high as the number or men register
ed in the largest precinct in the coun
try. President Wilson's advisory- board
lin settled r.pon this method as the
fairest that can be devised. "Every ac
tion is open to the public scrutiny.
Mar Draw Whole Number.
The drawing will probably be hold in
some large room in the war department.
A committee of prominent men will be
appointed to act as official witnesses,
testifying to the impartiality of the lot
In the provost marshal general's of
fice today clerks were busy numbering
the half1 inch slips that will choose the
draft army.! .
As soon as the last precinct has com
pleted its organization and affixed the
red ink serial numbers to the registra
tion cards, the draft lottery will take
place in Washington.
Although General Crowder urged e?
ery board to complete their labor by
today, officials assert that the draft
may' be delayed through next week by.
resignations from the local boards.
President Wilson himself has given
consideration to the various plans for
the draft lottery.
It has not yet been fully decided
whether the first drawing should cover
only enough men for the first levy or
the entire 9,019,938 registered. In the
latter case, the numbers of every man
registered will be listed in the order
drawn and this list will stand for future
levies, the second draft to begin at the
sei ia number In each district where the
first draft ended. j
Twenty men selected by Provost Mar
shal General Crowder will do the actual!
drawing of the numbers from the glass j
Watch for Your Number.
America's men of draft age will be I
(Continued on "age six.)
(DC n A DTIU
UDli LI ft l 1 1 li
It don't make much difference what
else you've got if you haint got ap
plication. "I don't know how thev feel
about it t day, but when I lived in th'
country a farmer thought anything1,
will onn.1 enftiah fir . m t " i . 1 L- j - ' ava
.. . .... . . . .......
'Sqnre Marsh Swallow.
Meeting in Portland
Portland, Or., July 7. Educational
leaders from every corner of the United
States are gathering here today for the
annual convention of . the National
Educational association. :.
The meeting of the council of the as
sociation will be held this afternoon
and tonight to outline policies of the
organisation. The conrenton proper
will Qpon Monday and close next Fri
i Fourteen departments and 21 allied
organisations meet with the National
Education association. Eight thbusnnj
delegates will attend the meetings.
Shakes His Fist in Gompers'
Face at Meeting in Honor
New York, July 7. The Russian war
mission is at home in New York. A.
young "civil war" was staged for them
when Colonel Roosevelt launched a vit
riolic attack on Samuel Gompers, prcsi
dena of the American Federation of
Labor on his attitude on the East St.
Louis race riots.
Roosevelt accused Gompers of at
tempting to justify the killing of the
It all happened at a mass meeting of
welcome" to the Russian misison at Car
When Roosevelt referred to the "ap
palling brutality" of the East St.
Louis riots, Gompers came back with
the assertion that he would "yield to
rone in expressing detestation of acts
Gompers said the importation of ne
groes from the south was "an exercise
of tyrannic power like that ,which exi
isted in old Russia." ' .
Colonel Roosevelt could contain him
self no longer and jumping from his
seat he launched bis attack on Gomp
ers. ' . : '
. "Murder is murdeT,' he shouted di
rectly at-Gompers, who' turned" white
with anger. "And I'll not let you or
any one justify it."
His eyes blazing, he continued:
"I am not willing that a meeting
called to commemorate the birth of de
mocracy in Russia shall even seem to
have expressed or to have accepted apol
ogies for the brutal infamies imposed
on the colored people."
-Roosevelt shook his fist in Gompers'
face when he shouted: "If we apol
ogise for murdering helpless women
and children, then how can we praise
the people of Russia f"
The hall was in an uproar, but Mayor
Mitchel restored order.
Gompers did not, or didn't have the
chance, to answer the attack.
He is expected to make a statement
Market Was Uncertain
But Developed Strengh
New York, July 7. The New York
Evening Sun financial review today
, The strong technical position to
which the market has been reduced as
a result of continuous bear attacks was
demonstrated this morning- when secur
ity prices were marked up a point or
so on small covering opera.icns. Th.j
cains accomplished in the day's short
session were otherwise without signif
icance, the market being al-nost ex
clusively in the hands of small pro
Stocks were hesitant :,nd uaccrtsin
at the outset, but before the end of the
first hour considerable stion'th de
veloped in spots aid tne entire market
exhibited a firm tendency. Rails were
very dull, but vb-.t little buying therj
was nere ir ieci su.:i i.rupcjbin-s r
Reading, ?t. Paul, Baltimore and Ohio,
and New York Ccnrtal a point or more
at times. Peneul Mntura was again
weak and so'iie two points lower.
Others in this fctOiip ew firm. Stee'.s
and coppers wore all fr.ictional'y high
er, while Xatior.ul Euain-Miig, Central
leather, Marino preferred aul Crucible
Steel were partteulrrly favored.
John Deere Plow Co.
Wonld Dodge Taxes
' Springfield! 111., July 7. What is
believed to be a move to escape a cap
ital stock tax being assessed by a num
ber of states in the union was taken
bv the John Deere Plow eompaay and
allied concerns, today, in the shape of
a- gigantic- redaction in its certified
amount of incorporation..
The papers were filed with the secre
tary of state.
The following companies certified to
John Deere Plow- eompany of Port
land, Oregon Molioe 4230,000 to $2,
500. John Deere Plow companv of Omaha,
Xeb.. Moline T.00,000 to 2,500.
John Deere Plow eompany of San
Franciseo Moline 2."i0.000 to $2,300.
The bill to tax large corporations fail
ed in the last ernernl assembly, but
the redaction no doubt is being made in
states in whi(.n tn, companies eper-
GERMAN KOIIEY IS
United States' Attorney
. Reames Says Government
Has the Proof
THREATEN TO DESTROY
EASTERN OREGON CROPS
One of Prime Objects Is To
Destroy - Shipbuilding
5js sfc sffe Jfr 3(e sfc iflc sfe sc
A GERMAN MOVE
Portland, Or., July 7. The
government has conclusive proof
that the I. W. W. is backed by
- The I. W. W. is the greatest
menace to the welfare of the
United States today, and Uncle
Sam is going to force the issue,
learn who is boss the govern
ment or the I. W. W.
. These arc the outstanding fea
tures in an interview granted
today by United States Dis-,
trict Attorney Clarence Reames,
Portland, Or., July 7. Unprecedent
ed I, W. W. activity throughout the Pa
cific northwest today is considered
more alarming than ever, before. Offi
cials of Washington, Idaho and Oregon
admit the situation is growing more ser
ious. I. W. W. strikers have tied up log
Btne cnmDS in eastern Washington and
'the Idaho Panhandle. Threats against
the law and order in Yakima valley
have led to reaueNts for troops. Farm
ers ol the Inland Empire have been told
the I. W. W. intend to set fire to tho
wheat fields when the grain is ripe
and dry. Farmers throughout the three
states are forming home defense
guards, "armed and prepared to resist
by force if necessary activities of the
1. W. W.
"Tho situation from the information
which has been coming to me is alarm
ing; much more alarming than the peo
ple realise," said Governor - James
Withyeonibe of Oregon, today. "I want
tho citizens of this state to become
alive to the fact that this I. W. W.
movement is a real threat, a real men
ace that is confronting us.
"One or the prime objects or tne i.
W: W. is to choke life from the infant
shipbuilding industry if they can ac
complish it. '
'Aly information leads me to beliove
that these men mav be backed by some
great organized move which is against
the national life and independence ot
tho United States. " I
Globe is Terrorized
Globe, Ariz., July 7. Terrorism
must be stamped out in Globe. Citizens,
are organizing today for law and order
and the virtual expulsion. of the 1. W.
W. according to resolutions adopted by
the citizens committee. "
Htrikers are said to be defiant. Geo.
LcClair, deputy sheriff, was ambushed
and beaten. His revolver was taken
from him and hurled in his face. Kven
the presence of federal troops has not
restored order trucks carrying food to
pumpmen are halted, workmen arc
jeered and stoned, and posses are de-
lied to identify aud arrest a single as
After the settlement of the strike,
which appears today as remote as ever.
citizens "are opposed to the employ
ment of members of the I. W. W.," in
the language of the resolutions made
public throughout the town today.
The resolutions include clauses
brandiue the I. W. W. "as public
enemies of the United, tSates, " oppos-
nz mediation between them and mine
operators and agreeing to attempt sus
pension of all meetings of tne 1. . .
"where treasonable and incendiary and
thratening speeches are made."
.. Idle at Jerome
Jerome, Ariz.. Julv 7. Fifty per cent
of the miners here are idle today and
others in the district are crippled as'.groes are all armed and prepared to
. V 1 1 .. f t Uf W 1! I. a fnrntM.1 tliair hntnPfl "
the result of the I. W. W. called strike.
So vote has ret been taken by the
international anion on the question of
whether the strike should be submitter!
to fall membership vote. It is declared ,
that if onion leaders had riot declared
men might lay off until official action
was taken, li would nave worked to
There has been no disturbance thus
Soldiars Prevent Biot
Globe, Ariz., July 7. Intervention of
soldiers with fixed bayonets was all
that prevented a general riot here to
day when two me,i were fatally injur
ed in an armed clash between metal
mine workers and union men.
The gun fight, resulting when work
men were- challenged going on shift,
took place at the Old Dominion mine
picket line. One man was shot through
the body four times. His companroa was
Because She Was "Bother"
St. Johnsbury,, Vt., July 7. Because
she "was a bother" to her father's
housekeeper, Olive Bradshaw, a little
crippled girl, eight years old, was kill
ed, according to an admission said to
have been made to county authorities
by Miss Etta Hicks, the housekeeper
and her neighbor, Mrs. Alvin Keunis-
ton. . , v
According to authorities the women
tuid the girl's body was hidden some
where beneath a pile of rocks, A gen
eral search is being made today for
the body of the child.
.Scores of farmers, have formed a
searching party. , ;
Authorities ay the two women
fagreed. on, their story that one choked
the little glr while, the other beat her
with a club. - ,
"LADY FROM MO'iTAIIA"
Miss Rankin Gees Slumming
In Offices and finds
Washington, July 7. Miss Jeanette
Rankin plans to ask a congressional in
vestigation, of. .working conditions
among women at th bureau of engrav
ing and printing, ioj a speech schedul
ed for Monday in too house. .
At the same timetshe will introduce
a resolution asking an investigation- of
hours women .in the federal money and
stamp printing bureau are employed
Washington has Ueeu stirred for a
week by Miss Rankin's exploit in go
ing on a three hour four of the bureau
as simple "J. Rankin" with Jack
Connolly of Boston, 'secretary to Rep
resentative Carter of. Massachusetts.
Mi.sH Rankin found. J she charges that
women are forced by. Director Ralph to
work unendurable hours. She took the
question up with the treasury depart
ment but was unable to obtain satisfac
tion. Then she determined to introduce
a resolution demanding congressional
investigation. .'V .
A point of Miss Rankin 'n speech will
1; that though Ralph defended the over
tune work by citing the war and stated
he could not obtain tfirls. Civil service
officials told her there are 500 girls
wailing for positions at the. bureau.
NEGROES HAD PLANNED
ATTACK JULY FOURTH
Negroes in East St. Losis
Admit Such Uprising Was
V.nst St T.nnia Til .Tit! v7 Tlovalnn.
i ., j , u
ments of the countr Srand J"7 Probe at
Belleville today, into the rioting of
Monday and Tuesday here, which cost
the lives of at least 32 negroes aud five
white men, are awaited .with keenest
interest here. It is known that a rep
resentative from the office of Attorney
General Brundage will be present to see
that local official use proper diligence
in conducting the probe which is ex
pected to reveal sensational testimony,
involving Dr. L. N. Bundy, negro den
tist and black leader, who is alleged
to have been the brains of the negro
uprising which resulted in the killing of
two white detectives and precipitated
the race riots. Bundy has disappeared.
That negroes had planned an exten
sive uprising for July 4, and were arm
ed and prepared to carry it out, is al
leged to have been stated by numerous
negroes questioned at the coroner's in
quest yesterday. The inquest was secret,
hixteen blacks were questioned and
five are said to have admitted the;
were members of the mob which early
Monday morning killed Detective Cop
pedge and inflicted wounds on Patrol
man Wodley, of which he later died.
Statements credited to Mrs. Ida Wells
Barnes, former teacher in a negro high
school and a well educated negress,
said that other negro outbreaks are ex
pected in different cities.
"Chicago is a powder box which any
incident is apt to explode," Mrs. Barnes
is quoted as having said, "and the ne
protect their homes.
Mrs. Barnes is here helping her peo
ple, she said, and insisted the only con
dition under which they would return
to East t. Louis was the ferreting out
and hanging of the, white murderers of
the negroes. ,
MOONEY JURY GETS HOLIDAY
San Francisco, July 7. In view of
the statement by the defense that its
testimony ia the Bena Mooney bomb
plot trial would be completed next
week. Judge Seawell granted the jury
a holiday today.
The defense plans to muster its wit
nesses according to subjects and to rush
the case through.
cut in a hand to hand battle with
Two I. W. W. leaders are in jail.
They are Aujtrians.
GREAT AIR FLEET
DEAD NUMBER 37
141 Are Injured and Among
Them Many Women
GERMANS HAVE CEASED
THEIR ATTACKS ON LAON
Russia Starts New Offensive
with Great Artillery Battle
London, July 7. Thirty-seven men,
-wrmen-arid rhilrtren were killed and 141
wounded when the fleet of 20 German
aeroplanes bombarded London early to-
Lord French officially announced the
casualties this afternoon. Of the dead,
2s were men, six women, and three chil
dren. The injured included 74 men, 30 wo
men and 37 children.
The admiralty announced three of the
German air raiders brought down over
the North sea and Lord French an
nounced the destruction of another
which was brought down at the mouth
of the Thames river.
The raid was the greatest from the
standpoint of the number of enemy ma
chines .participating that London has
suffered Binee the beginning of the war-
Tho casualties were not so heavy as
were suffered on June 13 when 157 per
sons were killed and 434 injured.
. . Twenty Airships In Fleet
London, July 7. A fleet of "ptob
ably 20 enemy airplanes" raided Lon
don today. .
Lord French, commander In chief of
the home oefetifta ftrer made toe pre
liminarjr announcement parly today but
without giving details.
Previous to this announcement of the
London raid, Lord French had .issued a
"At 9:30 this morning hostile air
craft in considerable numbers and in
two parties, have been sighted off the
Isle of Thanet and the east coast of
Essex." , The raid on London occurred
at 10:30. ' "
"The enemy aircraft approached Lon
don from the northeast aud proceeded
north and west," Lord iTenca stated.
"They crossed London from the north
west to the southeast, dropping bombs
at various places. "
The enemy aircraft were attacked by
anti-aircraft guns. No teports of dam
age or- casualties were announced in
Lord French's first statement of tho
ThiB is the first raid over London it
self since the big one of June 13. On
that date 1(3 German aeroplanes kileld
157 persons and injured 432 the larg
est casualty list of any such raid since
the start of the war. There have been
other Talds since that time over Essex
and other co&st counties, but none of
the aerial visitors reached Loudon.
Attacks at Laon rrulUess.
Paris, July 7-, Germany has appar
ently become convinced of the fruitless
nees of her counter offensive against
the Grench south of Laon. Today's
French official report detailed a cessa
tion of fighting in that region and a
resumption of artillery activity at an
other part of the line east of Uheins, in
the Laroyeie Pantheon untl south of
Moronvillers. The night was calm else
where. In the period from June 21 to June
30, the statement said 19 enemy aero
planes and one captive balloon had
been downed. Fourteen others, seri-
fVwitinue4 on paga three.)
Chase for Dolly Dimples
Begins Monday Morning
Grand Get-a-Way Scheduled for 12:10 P. IVL, in
Front of The Bligh Theatre
. At 12:10 Mondav afternoon Miss Dol
ly Dimples -will make her. sensational
debut on the streets of Salem.
Promptly at the above named hour
Miss Dolly will be in front of the Bligh
theater, in a large auto. She will drive
down state street and from that minute
the chase is on.
As a preliminary to the public appear
ance Miss Dolly will visit Benjamin
Brick's store, State and Liberty at
some time between 11 and 12 a. m.
Between 1 and 2 p. m. she will be
at Rosteia and Oreenbaura s, 246 X.
To capture her all that is necessary
is to approach her on the street or is
one of the above named stores with a
sales check showing that you have made
a purchase in one or the other of these
Corn Some Higher
Wheat Takes Drop
Chicago, July 7. Dry weather
throughout the southwest .and a good
demand for corn had a bullish influence
today on corn, which was from 3-8 to
1 3-4 higher.
September opened 3-8 higher at 11.55
and closed 1 1-2 higher. December op
ened 1 3-4 higher at 41.16 12 and closed
at 3-4 higher,
July wheat sold off opening 3 cents
down . at 2.10 and closhing 3 down.
September opened 3 up at 41.94 and
Out were higher, July opened 3 high
er at 66. September opened unchanged
at 54. December opened 1-8 higher at
56 3-8 and closed 5 8 higher.
Provisions were generally steady on a
steady to lower hog market.
HIGH COST OF STEEL
SETS COURT THINKING
Steel for Bridge Offered Year
Ago for $100, Now Priced
-: at $160 ;
County Judge Bushey and the eom-J
missioners were in a good old-fashioned
stew today; in fact, they have been
in a stew ever since the bids for the
steel bridge across the Willamette here
were opened yesterday and the price
of construction found to be $247,901.
lie feels that tho steel company has
a prod in his ribs, as he and his com
missioners represent the county. The
cost of tho now bridge is felt to bo ex-,
cessive Ijr view of the fact that tho
estimated price a short time ago was
In Judge Bushey 's estimation, the
war is not all responsible for the great
advance in the price of steel as quoted
in the bid of the Coast Construction
company, which was the lowest bidder.
The judge says that the steel company
in tho east, from which the Coast Con
struction company gets its steel, is
furnishing the United States govern
ment with steel at 56 a ton, while the
price quoted in the bid was $160
ton."- ' . i ; .
He said this morning that this same
company offered put up the eteel
superstructure one year ago for $100
a ton, so that now when the price is
given as $160 a ton he feels it is al
most highway robbery. Even at that
price he says he does not think the
.Coast Construction company , would
make any money on the deal.
A few days ago, Judge Bushey said
an agent of the Steel company was in
8alein and looked over the finances of
the county. He says the agent found
the county (had money and so iput on a
geod price The agent declared the
government . had commandeered the
steel plant and that the only reason
Marion county .could get the steel was
because the government deemed tne
road a military road and (ne btiilding
of a bridge a military measure.
The judge was considering several
propositions today but. would make no
statement as to what he and the court
was likely to do. -However, he said be
expected to come to a decision late
this evening as to what course he was
going to pursue.
BOUGHT PORTLAND THEATRE
San Francisco, July 7. Purchase of
a half interest in the Hoilig theatre,
Portland, Ore., was announced today
by representatives of Klaw ft Krlanger,
New York theatrical firm. This gives
Klaw ft Erlanger a complete chain of
Pacific coast theatres for their productions-
APPEAL TO REASON BARRED
Washington, July 7. The mails have
been barred to numerous publications
for opposition to the war since the es
pionage act was approved, June 19,
it was learned today.
The latest stop order was issued yes
terday against the Appeal to Reason, so
cialist weekly of Glrard, Kansas.
stores and. say to her "You are the
Missing Miss Dolly Dimples, Do you
deny itf " .'
If thus sccosted, she will escort you
to Mr. T. G. Bligh, the manager of the
Bligh theatre who will pay you the re
ward $50, if she is euptured on the
streets of Salem, $100 if the identifi
cation is made in either of the stores
in . which she appears Monday.
For the protection of the public this
one absolute rule is made it is abso
lutely against the rules of the affair
for anyone to try to held or in fact
iput their hands on anyone. Miss .Dolly
1 will refuse to acknowledge her idea
Itity to . anyone who touches her Simp
Jly give the salutation and she, will a'd
jmit her capture.
Ccunt Yea EerastcriTs As-
AND CONSULS KUST GO
Only the Surface Scratched
and Other Tipsters Will
Be Rossded Up
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, July 7 All German dip
lomatic agents are to be cleaned out
of the United States as the government
proceeds with Its work of stopping th
leak of military information to Ger
Count . Von Bernstorf f 's assistants
who remained in America when the
German envoy departed are to. leave in
a short time for Berlin, a high govera
ment official stated today.
H. Cnhuffhausen and M. Bern, Ger
man consular secretaries, will leave
The remainder, some of whom ha
been temporarily attached to the Swiss
legation, will leave later.
Tho state department today made ar
rangements for Bern and Chsnf fhansen.
consulate attaches, under Swiss protec
tion, to quit the eountry.
Others, including German oonsuls
"scattered at several ' points, German
clerks and other German employes, will
American employes of the Spanish
embassy, in Berlin,- assisting - in -handling
American interests, will be remov
ed directly thereafter as a natural retal
iation". ''-' ' .. . - -No
Evidence Against Thea.
The government has no, tv)denee
againBt Bern or Chauf fhatfscn. It ia
acting only as a precaution and to satis
fy a public demand that - possihto
sources of German news in this eoun
try be choked. !-
Removal . of tho Teutons has been un
der consideration for several weeks bat
the recent spy scare brought the situa
tion to a head. !' ,. ;
' Arrests of two German aaents In
New York yesterday came as a eoinci
dence it was stated officially today.
They had been watched for noma time
and their arrest , was planned, before
Germany had spy news on the sailing
of American transports. , . . . . .
Ho charges are laid aflainat thes
men but they will be interned at KlHsj
Island for the duration of the war,
where there will be no chance of com
municating with the kaiser.
, Further strangling of the German spy
svstem in this country through arrest
of kaiser agents, was predicted here to
day as imminent.
Just where these hauls will be made-
or what- the cases against the men may
be, was shielded from the .public lest
premature publication thwart govern
ment plans by giving the spies a ohanco
Just a Beginning.
It was indicated, however, that in
arrests of two alleged Teuton agents in
New York, the government find only
scratched the surface in its efforts to
round up Germany's tipsters who in
formed the kaiser of America's troop
Meanwhile the American oensorship is
under fire. It is condemned for eom-
ission and omission and both enats
and home members threatened to intro
duce today resolutions for inevstiga
tions. In the first place, congressmen are
wroth at the fact, that in loading in
transports was so open that every ono
with eyes might know of it. Secondly,
there is dissatisfaction at the manifest
opportunity of German agents to get
their messages out or tne eouniry nom
bv mail to tho south or 6V eaol to neu
tral countries adjoining Germany.
Meantime the secret agents, or an
branches are helping in the touni-nni
of spies. - . ' ' - '
The state department is ie wearing
house for the secret servioe activities)
and probably will be given s fuller
hand to direct, the 'work, of all depart-
(Continued o page fens.)
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