Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 19, 1919, Image 1

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    Weaker Report 3
Oregon: Tonight and Sunday v
fsir west portion, fair ami
warmer cast portion, eatk
northertv winds.
5250 CIRCULATION t
(25,000 BEADF-K8 DAILT)
Only Cireulatioa in Salem Gum-
anteed by the Audit Butmi of
Circu'ations.
t FULL LEASED WIRE J
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SPECIAL WILLAMETTE
VALLEY NEWS 6EBVICE
411 MOl
ON TRAINS AND Vt
STANDS FITS CKXTS
FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 169. SIXTEEN PAG ES.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1919.'
PRICE TWO CENTS
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LONDON GIVES A
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WiLflnK'jll'lL
TO TROOMS
Nineteen Thousand War Vet
erans Parade Through
Cheering Multitudes Today.
GENERAL PERSHING HEADS
GREAT MILITARY PARADE
Millions Of Enthusiastic Eng
lishmen Literally Pack
Streets To Cheer Heroes Of
WorldWar. '
London, July 19. Great Britain or
the part of !reat Itritain that could 'be
packed into London sounded cheer
upon cheer today as 19,000 allied troops
representing 12 nations, passed in bril
liant proecssiioii in commemoration of
peace.
Flags and pennanlg gave the city a
festive attire an .1 millions literully
choked the streets, as a composite regi
ment of 3501) Americana, under the
command of General Pershing, started
to lead the parade at 10 o'clock down
Buckingham Paluce road Beside the
doughboys there were S00 French, and
Italian troops, 400 Belgian and detach
ments from Herbiu, Rumania, Portugal,
Japan, Poland, Cxoeho-tslovakia, Greece
China and Hiam.
Field Marshal Haig led the British
f'Wees, followed by tha coloninl troops.
General disappointment wns voiced
when it was learned that the pictur-e-ijiie
Indian troops would he missing.
3 lie to an influemsa outbreak they were
not; able to come from France. King
George promised he would review them
litter. -
After the soldiers came 4000 sailors
and marines and 1 i)T0 merchant sailors,
led iby Admiral Beatty. .Six hmfdred
Wrens, Waaes and Wrafs, niurching 12
abreast, formed ovideuco of the strik
ing ipnrt British women have played
in mnking victory possible.
The procession took three hours to
pas one point along the six and a half
mile route.
The supreme moment came whtm the
Hied veterans, swinging into the
broad space bofore Buckingham Palace
went past King George, erected him
with snappy salute and passed on ito
ward II vile Park, where the parade end
ed. Apart from the morning's parade
nisnv other novel features combined to
make the day a memorable one in Bri
tain. )eii air exercises were held in
the parks. The League of Arts had nr
Tanged, for huge choirs, clad in multi
colored robes, tabards and cowls to
render national songs and hymns In
all the open places. Included in these
choruses was a choir of 10,000 voces
which was to ling in Hyde Park, under
direction of Dr. ( hades Harris, .Santa
Barbara, Gal.
Irish Republic Head
Tells Americans What
He Wants Them To Dd
San Francisco, CaL, July 19. United
Tress.) "Ireland does not want Amer
ica to go to wnr with England for its
cuse," Eainoin lie Valoru, president
of the "Irish republic," emphasized in
his speech before 12,000 in the Civic au
ditorium last night. "All Ireland asks
is recognition from your government,"
he continued.
"We all believe Hint the peace con
ference in Paris was sitting down with
wider terms of reference thnii merely
settling up (lie issues of the war. We
f' It, therefore, y;at it had nn opportun
ity that no former per.ee roiiferrnee
had, and that it would look out broadly
in the world and take measures to guar
antee a lusti'g pence to the world,
"Paris did not achieve that, but I
riclieve Wcshington can. I believe it is
not ret too late to found a lasting
peace." "
Prior to Be Valera's address, the ven
erable archdeacon, James Grafton My
tea, minister of the Community pis-
enpsl chorea, Baltimore, rtealt a severe
blow to e tinges t list toe I run question
iras a religions question, declaring that
the protcftsnts in Ireland and prnte
tants of Irish blood salute Te Vairra as
president of the "Irish protectant re
public." STOCK MARKET CLOSED
New York, July 11. The to k mar
k.-t was closed tndnv to entblo' employes
t- disjwise of a.-cnmnlated hiii.in.
New York. Francis X.
Biissman's'
former wife wrecked his picti.:e busi
iws. he mill i'i court, here, i.y er at
legation rt the time of their m.orrc.
One picture to far tliis yenr i,
it
I'm -
Salem Chautauqua Session
To 0pen Sunday With a
Well Balanced Program
indav eveuinir and con-i
Begiuuing Sunday evening and ton
tinuiug fur one week, the Ellison White
chautauqua will be in ISaleiu with its
ti'nt spreail at the usual place on Wll
Inuiette field.
For the opening date Sunday even
ing the soldiers, sailors and marines are
expected to attend as those having prop-
let cards will be admitted free. The
:S S. nV.Tl
This will include the singing of soiae
of the old time religious songs, followed
by the lecture of the evening by Dr.
Joseph flare, on the, Russian situation.
After Sunday evening the program for
the week is as follows:
Monday.
Morning Lecture, chautauqua direc
tor; junior chautauqua.
Afternoon Prelude, Fillion Concert
Party; lecture, "Worlds in the Mak
ing," Dr. A. D. Carpenter.
Evening Prelude, Fillion Concert
Purty; leeture, "And Now What !"
Edward F. Trefs.
Tuesday.
Morning Lecture, "The - American
Gills' Americanism," Mrs. Robert C.
McCredie; junior chautauqua.
Afternoon-Prelude, Lewis i Military!
Quartet: inspiration lecture, "The Ad
vantage of a Handicap," Dr. Lllio't A.
Boyd.
Evening Concert prelude, Lewis Mili
tary Quartet; dramatic reading, "Turn
t0 the Right," Edwin M. Whitney.
Wednesday.
Morning Lecture, 'Mudnine France'
Miss B. Louise Fitch; junior chautau
qua. Afternoon rreludo, Becital Artists:
entertainment, Elsie Mac Gordon, lm
p.'r.v.Juator.
Evening Miutetvle, Mary Adel Hays,
eolorutura soprano, assisted by Itocltal
Artists; lecture, "The Vnited States at
the Peace Conference," Ida M. Taibell.
TbuTEday.
Morning Junior chautauqua.
Al'tei noon Concert, Cimera's Czeeho-
'Slovak Band.
Evening Grand concert, Cimera's
Cr.eoho-Slovak Baud; Bohemian Folk
Songs, Mme. Citfarelli, assisted by
C.e.ho-Sbvak Band.
Friday.
Morning Junior chautauqua.
Afternoon Prelude, The Kellers;
lecture. "Misunderstood Mexico, n.
,. Mellinger.
Evening Prelude, The Regniers; lec
ture, "Two Years in Hell and Buck
With a Smile," Private Pet.4.
Saturday.
Morning Junior chnutniiqua.
AflernOoa Entertainment, Apollo
Concert Co.; pageant, "I ncle Kim s r.x-
periiiient," junior chautauqunns.
Evening Concert. Apollo Concert Co.
illustrated lecture. "Closing Days of
the War," Henry Warren Pool.
ii
Drys" Seek
Bill for Enforcement
Of New Prohibition Law
AMERICAN SAILORS ARE!
I'JlID I I I M .ttions Containing alenliol liave the
inClfient IS KegardeQ AS MOSt I amount printed on the container was de-
C n ri t r
OeriOUS Dy Otaie Ue-
partment
Washington, Jttlv 19. A 'boatload1 . ., ., . , , . ,
' - ,i Meanwaile the senate judiciary sub
cf American sailors tifa filing tnp ;,.(, tr ,0tined consideration of its
in the Tamesi river, near Tampicn. Mex ,, fn.,.Im,JJ. i,i ,llt reached i.o dwis
no, were held up and robbed by a body inn on important plia-.es such as defiui
of armed men July ti, the state lie- tion of prohibited beverages; search for
partment was advised today. jaud seizure of home stocks and enforce
Afier argent representation by the mcnt procpedure.
department of atats both to the local '. K..,,rei,,ltlltiTl. ntgeral'l, Massa
Mexican authorities at Tamp.co Md (k ,B!rl)mf(. .
the federal government at Mexico C.ty, , ; fc h(mo mnnaUHar0 of .
governmeat authorities have uromisea .r ... . , , .. . , ,
immediate investigation. j wiae and c..b.. provided ,t u for home
Inofficial reorta in Wishinglon are bnt prohibitionists prevented eo.
the host attacked flew the American ."deration on a point of order,
flaz. It wa. admitted at the state de-! The use of ar.era mental wi will be
psrtalf
that the inciiicnt is "most
senans.
The fct similar incident was at Vera
Crux where arrest of American sailors
was followed by lauding of American
troops with the aVniand for a formal
apology and a salute to the American
. , .
The announcement of theatta.k was
n- .!. ki' Ilia alat. HonsptmAnt tin. af.
.' ,i ,i ,i.
rident occurred nearly two weeks sg".
The men attacked were member of the .
V. S. S. hevTnne. a monitor.
,.c ik. f i,.
, i , receive,! nn Julr
j ; , n,Mf(, ff0m 'rr,mnd r R. P.'
ifjrnev of the cnifser Topeka retorted
,B;it ', a,.,tor aniline launch nt the.
j -
(Cju'inncJ on page six.)
n tot mis
WW M oM
Mil ss..r-.. .....
Corporal Kephart Cites lEaeis
Propsal Of Tax As Pro
per System.
Extension to all of the states of a
proposal now uuder consideration in Illi
nois, whereby men who saw tervice in
the army or aavy during the war would
be given a annual bonus of $00 for the
eoming 30 years, the money to be raised
by the poll tax method of assessing ev
ery man $3 a year, is advocated in
letter to The Capital Journal from Cor
poral M. F. Kephart,' of this city, who
Lis now with the 8th Infantry in France.
He says:
"The. remcinder of the A. K. F. has
been taking interest in what has been
published in the various papers from
tlw egpwciulljr ( tUHt wuich hag
reference to them when titer reach
home. I noticed where the Illinois leg
islature is considering a bill to tax ev
ery man $2 a year for the next ten
years to give the soldiers c bonus of
.'0. Now I call that very good plan
only ti is not enough- considering w hut
the men who came over here have been
losing a week for the past six months to
two years while the men at home were
making a ivwher from $25 to "0 u
week while we were making .1J a
month R-nd spending twenty of that for
eats and the rest for insurance, barber,
(Continued ou page three)
Alleged Propaganda m
Of Packing Combine
Will, Be Investigated
By Raymond Clapper '
ffi.ited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, July 19. Congiess will
investigate charges that the big psck
ers r.re conducting a natiou-wiiin propa
ganda directed aguinst the pending
Kenyon, Iowa, author of the measure
under tile declared today.
The senato agricultural committee
will conduct the investigation, Kenvon
suiil. Ho has collected evidence which
will be placed before the committee.
Included in 1 hi, he said, r.re copies
of circular letters keut by puckers to
stockholders, bo' dholJers, branch hous
es and bankers urging them to protest
against the bill.
to Amend
Washington, July 19. Beading of the
prohibition enforcement bill was re
sumed In the housetodsy with ootli
i"wets" and "drys" offering numer
ous amendments chiefly to perfect the
test.
Aii amendment to strike out the re-
ijuirenieat that all lion-potable prepart -
iieaiea. i ne aineniiiiicni was oirereu ui.
tltepresentutive Husted, New Yoik, oi
I the gr uud thi'.t the retiiremeiit would
S eimaiimoil n Kiitit i t it tn fur liimiil
:absulute:y prohibiten under tee prohi-
,iiitma enforcement uw as it is bow re
'fore the house, Representative -Igof,
Missouri, told the house,
j "Nobody cn give sway sacramental
n;r r-x-ept M provided in this bill,"
,aiJ( ,,tni th), m eonUiDI no
except ions."
HeMetntiv. Cannon, Illinois, ob
' '
jeeted to provisions in the act against
cider for Lome consumption.
'You rai't enact a law that wilt
i "P n,a. w'"-" " nia'"' "rr'1 01
-cider, from Diittinz it in bis ceils r end
(drinking it," he said.
Representative WalsAi Masueametts,
; a-ke.l whr the making of cider with
more than onelh.lf of one is r cent ai
e.,t"il hould be allowed if nhiskey were,
not.
STRIKES OH 111
HAtlY PIACES,
PLANTS IDLE
fcic Of Walk-Outs kf
pears 1 o "Be sweeping loua-
try, Now.
HIGHER WAGES AND
SHORTER HOURS DEIAND
Russian System Of Shop Com
mittees Demanded m Some
Instances In Industries Of
East.
Washington, July 19 (United Press)
An epidemic of strikes appears to be
sweeping the nation, according to re
ports made to the labor department here
and unofficial advices received In
Washington. There is no estimate of
the totul number out.' Demand ate be
ing ufelc by the strikers for more mon
ey, a snorter wording day, the right ot
collective bargaining and the rignt to
organize shop committees.
With seamen on strike all along the
AtlnirTic coast, 28,000 rnilioad shopmen
on lti southeastern railroads were threat
cuing to quit, making demands on the
milium! administration for more mon
ey. Machinists were striking in Liu
c'ngo and building tradesmen ni re being
locked out. Boston had a street railway
strike.
Following Is a list of the strikes rc
ported to the Ichor department and tu
which mediators have been assigned:
Hedwich, III., 1200 out of the West
em Htecl Car Found t .
Lebanon, X. H., .strike of machinist
and helpers, Kendrick Davis company,
want shorter hours, higher wages and
shop committees.
Macon, Ga., streetcar employes.
Argo, Ills., employe! of corn products
company.
Chiengn, eniploves of the Crime eu.t
pany, ulso boiloi makers, machinists and
machine trades.
Five hundred out at Union Prop
Forge company. (The building trades
lockout has not yet been reported tn
the labor department.
Pacific coast: 12,000 employes of Pa
cific Telephone Si Telegraph lompiiiiy
on strike.
Peoria, IU., Keystone Wire company,
700 walked out.
St. Louis, bakers unions declared
strike.
Kapulna, Okla., mntnrmen and con
doctors nut.
Jumcstown, X. I)., metal poii.hcrs
strike directed anin four companies.
Jackson, Ohio, 200 furniture workers,
affecting three companies.
Coutriilia, Pa., !00 miners out.
Worcester, Mass., C00 leather work
ers. St. Louis, telephone operators, line
men nnd ojectrieiuns.
Buffalo, N. Y., several hundred line
men, locksmiths and machinists.
Fort Worth, Texas, 500 boilcrmaLcrs
and metal workers.
St....-.,,. ia 7.-.0 cnir.l, t Ravara
Arms company against 'institution ofjHalem. It is known as the llowcllj
1 1'"'1'''
work svstem.
T .i. ii, l-l,,,. ,l,.,,..,i,nMi hn.
long list of " threatened strikes
which have nut yet reached the siiike
stage.
;1Irf,.r,rt
LABOR TROUBLES
OROWINO MORE SERIOUS
fhiecj'V July lf M'mted Press)
Chicago'! labor problem ulrea.Jv In
volvinj more thun 1I.1.000 persons was
made more s4ious todar when "resig
nations" were received by the fire de
partment of 237 fire dejiBrtiiicnt and
pumping station engineers.
City officials declared the stations
will be manned with emergency engi
neers and that the city wi'l be amply
protected from fires.
The engincrs voted to go out at II a.
n. today and to stay off duty until their
demand of eighty cent an hour i met.
They now receive 41. ,
hurfacc and elevated traasjiortation
employes announced their vote of more
than HiO to 1 in favor of a strike to
force their demand for more pay. Ftir
face lines employes voted 10.01 (J for
cud 4.13 against the strike, while "L"
employes were 3-Vil to 3", in favor.
Hojw of a settlement in the building
trades lockout, nffectl -g 100,000 men
sppeared today. At a meeting last night
Simon O'Donaell, secretary of the build
ini; trades council, told the men their
strike was unauthorized. He p;winted
a committee of five " disinterested"
men to go with a committee of the
builders fnr a conference with the eon
. structinn emtdover tdi:v. Tne men
Peace Treaty Will Be Ratified
Without Slightest Change, So
Asserts Senator Hitchcock
EXCESSIVE HEAT ADDS
TO FIRED AUGERS
High Winds Also Increase
GrantT Of Situation la
Idaho And Montana.
Butte, Mont. July 19. Continued
dry weather and high winds further in
tensified the forest fire situatit in
Montana today. .
Reports of many new fires coming
into the forest office led officials to
declare that unices the weather mod
erates there will not be sufficient men
in the state to conquer the conflagra
tions. Kenorts from the St. Beirii fire show
the blaw jumped Clark Fork river and
is spreading at the rate of several
mile, an hour unchecked.
Officials declare there is little hope
of checking the Henderson fire, wuich
jumped the mountains into Muller
gulch.
The entire nun river warcrinca nenr
ureat rails is mreaienecr oy rue oia.
which is raging apparently unhampered
along the north for oi the river,
Bozcman repots Indicate the fire ftn
the Madison river in the Bear Tooth
reserve is raging, while the one on
Ross Peak in the Bridget range apar
cntlr has been controlled
Keports from .Missoula declare tnar
fires ia the 8o1way, once under con-
trol have broken out again and that
the situation has become serious.
The village of Jinitown near Helena
is threatened according to reports
from Helena. The Evaro fire in the
Helena forest Is still on a rampage but
several other fires in that vicinity are
reported under control.
The Cedar Creek f iro in the Kootenai
forest is spreading rapidly and nunier
ous small isolated camps in the hills
rare threatened. Thus far no lives havs
been reported lnet. This may be be.
cause communications with many vil
lages' have been entirely cut off and
reports are in many instances unavail
able. Heven hundred sheep owned by the
Northwest Sheep company of Portland
were caught between cross fircn near
Alberton yesterday and destroyed.
Holocaust Impends,
Spokane, Wash., July 11). ' Nothing
in the world can prevent a holocaust
in northern Idaho and eastern wasii
ington forests unless rain falls. Fire
fighters can't hold the fires, which
are gaining steadily. Men are scarce."
(Continued on pago five)
Wheat and Oats Principal
Crops In Eastern Section of
County; fruits Not So Strong
In making the horticultural and agrl
cultural statistics for Mr.rn.il coi.n
this sniinir. there is a district assessed
I, i- John Tweed und the resilient live
mostly on rural routes I anil UiU Oli
Prairie district in lownsmp i m j
ri.,i,.. west, and begins one t.nlu cast:
or close to 17 per cent. Spring He.tj.f I 1 V " 1 C
to the Puddiig river and witli hwitwr -
lend on the east, cirenonin "-
north of (Switzerland. .There are lf.,211
acres in this district.
Winter wheat leads in this district
with 3102 acres, or 20 per cent of the I
land ,snd outs second with 2.il4 acres,!
or eloscto 17 per cent. Kprmg wheat
comes in lor ivv acres oui. ui mn
,. . . ..J i w.. in '! I
rye 59 acres, corn 543 acres and clover
957. There is 15 acres in marsh hr.y
and 12HT acres in other hay crops.
Four farmers put in field beaiw with
a total of 10 seres. This section ij given
but little to friut trees as there was
assessed only 41 acres in bearing apple,!
12 noa bearing, 33 acres in cherries wiin
19 acres non bearing and 22 seres of nnn
bcarini peach trees. There is only w
sere in bearing pear trees, with 7 non-
hearing, 72 acres in prunes and 8 in
non Ixsriug prunes, 5 sere In bcr.s,
wsnuts end 4 seres non-beuring. The
district is coming along with logan
berries ss there is 1 1 acres lu w aring
wih H coming on.
In this district there I one acie in
broccoli, one in parsnips, i in Kiissn
and one in cabbage. There aic many
five and ten acre tracts here, lue tug
Isnd owners are William A. Koth 347,
(Charles Hppinfid 20t, Heniy C.
Fletcher 290, William Fitts 19S, Zella
M. Fletcher 1st, A. B. Hughes 1R9,
i has. Bsrtruff 1S2, B. Weisiie.r lnO, Ed.
Dunnigsn 190, and A. B. McKillop 179
acre.
George H. Ottimsr assess.d the dis
By I a Martin
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, July 19. President Wil
son.' position on reservations to the
peace treaty, today was the subject of
a warm dispute among senators.
Those who want reservations declar
ed the president has indicated to re
cent callers that he might be willing
to accept explanatory or interpretative
reservations.
Administration senators replied that
he is unalterably against reservations
of any aort.
'But it was considered fniricant
that following conference' with the
president last night at the eapitol, Sen
ator Hitchcock, administration spokes
man said:
"The whole question now is the form
and the wording of the resolution of
ratification. There is no longer any
danger of amendment of the treaty.
It will be ratified without the dotting
Of an V or the crossing of ft 't so far
as the text Is concerned "
Hitchcock ssid he and the president
discussed the interpretative and ex
planatory reservations among other
things. But he insisted the' president is
standing pat against all reservation
His reference to -the wording of the
resolution of ratification was taken in
some quarters, however, to indicate
there might besoms concession to those.
demanding reservations in the .form of
.. . --,..,. ,. , lha .
.,,. 1 '
lution.
That the president has been search-
(Continued on Page Sis )
I'McNary s Pet Hobby Is
if , C J IV
1111112 JlinuaV lHlHeiS
Washington, July 19. Among
the harmless hobbies of lv'sla-
4 tors, none, says Hcnator MeNary
of Oregon, is more interesting
than his.
& "It affords so 'much variety,
and not a few surprises," said
McN'ary, telling about it.
His hobby is hunting Kuniluy
dinners. Not a country hotel or
sjt old time tavern within many
miles of Washington hu cs-
eaped McN'ary. - Whenevtr hu
hears of a new place, he's off to
try it. The. other Monday ho
came to the senate Indignant.
"Found a new place yester-
day," ho explained, "and li.ry
charged me 2.50 for a chicken
dinner. Worst of it was; tho
chicken apeared to have been
chased up and down, around and
over the adjacent Blue Kiiilge
i: mountains until it was ull tough-
e 'cd up before it got into the
$2..i0 class."
mm. mm m
in rsoj co. in
'ynjr IJJday ABU IdllCU LApCl
iences He Lands In Clutches
Of Sheriff Needham.
John Vilieff, born in Siberia,
brought up in Hiberiu, veteri.ii of the
Boxer uprising in China, shot by the
Chinese through the hand, a soldier of
the liusso- Japanese war, in at the sur
render of Port Arthur, later sm ren.lereo
'to tho indie of Portland for being
drunk, is now languishing in tiic coun
ty jail.
fot it was John Vassilicif who at
tempted to find sudden riches !y operr.i
. moonshine plant a few miles north
of Ralem in what is known a tlie Mmtn
Bottom.
When the sheriff nd two internal
revenue inee.tor paid the Kussinn a
visit the other evening, he took to thej
woods, leaving hi large assortnidit of
real moonshine whiskey tnd his still,
nil of which were gathered in by the
officers.
Late Thursday evening, after the of
ficers had left, he returned to the house
where he lived, to get his gun, having
word that he would not be taken with
out a fight. Just to make sine of
causing trouble for the officers, he filed
off the point of the bullets, making
the regulation dum dums, which trc
nt present forbidden ill rivilired war.
However, when Sheriff Netahain and
party arrived in his eighboil.(od lost
(Continued on page tlx)
emetic
FLEET STEAMS
FORTIUS!
Admiral Rcfean Left fas
ten Roads Promptly At 8:33
SECRETARY DANIELS TO
JOIN FLEET AUGUST 1
list Of Warships Ad
ITieir Commanders Is Offi
cially Given Out Tcday Dy
Navy Officials.
Newport News, Tsv, July 19. Hoodri
by 20 destroyers, the Pacific fleet, to
charge of Admiral Hugh Kodmaa btft
Hampton Roads this morning at 1:39
o'clock. ' ,
Washington, July 19. Secretary Daa
lets said today be expects to kavs
Washington for the Faclftc coast about
August 1, arriving In Saa Diego, Aagast
6, to meet the Pacific fleet which 1
due Tin morning of August 7.
The president, it is understood, will
arrange to b on the Pacific coast in
mid August and probably will review
the fleet in San Frarcisco.
Newport News, Va., July 19. (fat
ted Press.) The new Pacil'm ficot, the
first powerful battle force this country
ever ( in bl d to guard the west coast.
sails from Hampton Bonds today tot
its home waters.
For weeks the huge fleet ha bevi
gathering off Old Point Comfort, Eight
battleships, the flagship Hirutiughnin of
the destroyer squadron, a tuader and
dozens of destroyers weT lined up tn
dury hlong the roads reiulry for tho
start.
Admiral Hugh Kndnian, commanding'
the fleet, was with the flugship New
Mexico. With the New Mexico wer
seven battleships the Wyoming, Ar
kansas, New York, Texas, Arizona, Ida-"
ho ami Mississippi. The liiimhighian
and t lip tender Vestal wcrti wlih 'oi de
stroyers and smaller ships.
The fleet will make fur the Panama
canal. It will bo the greatest that has
passed through the eanul. When it is
assembled on the Pacific it will e.
pi'me I'OO ships with 20'H! officers and
.'13,000 men, It will be more than twico
the toniiugn of the "huge" tint t which
nailed around the world in HKS.
From the time the fleet reaches the
open sea it will bcina to increase. Kix
more battleship the Virginia, Isew Jcf
S'V, Rhode Island, Georgia, Nbraka
and Vermont will join it, as will alt
of the cruisers now on the Pacific const.
The Virigijiia is the flUK'nip of View
Admiral nrenee William, ecosd.
in rmninand.
Home of the ships particularly do
stroycrs and mine sweepers art sow
in Eurnpec-n waters and a few cruisers
are already on the Pncific side. Whei
the fleet is complete Dime will be ail
teea battleships.
Admiral Hodman estimated taat
about 100 of the fleet of iOU russets
wiil cruise through the canal. Of thi
.") ."mr more will be destroyer. Maoy
units sniftered nt Atlantic coast navy
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COLUMBIA BASIHIStE
u'i! i pz unnn
hill dl mmi)
fisbt Started By Pcrthri
Against Seattle Involves
Great Interests.
Portland, Or. J'y 1. The van
guard of the powerful legal ad judi
cial talent thirt Kill convene here;
Monday for the big Columbia basia
rate case expected to arriv today.
Three menibor of the interstate com
merce commission H. C. Hall,
throp M. Ianiels and Jos-n B. Fast
man are spec ling westward fro
Washington to hear the is. Thi i
the first time a western esw ha bee
Signified by the presence of thre eeas-
missinners.
Washington. Orejou and Idaho aavo
vital intennts in the case, which will
decide whether Puiiet Sound or Colum
bia river ports shall be Iho outlet fr
the vast Inland Ijnpire wheot reaches.
Port and business interests of Port
land are the chief leaders ia the suit,
whwh is aimed at the railroad ad
:niii':tnitiou. while sim.lar interests in
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