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VOL. LXXXVII -TWO CENTS SUNDAY FIVE CENTS OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1917. PAGES NO. 151. II I II I I 111 jr 1 1 1 I I Vf I 1 I I Ill I II- Mil Dl I II 1 II II DEADLY FUMES IN CONTAINER 'CAUSE rT? rnn h'rTr TXT? Ji rpf TV 71iI)RAFT IS COMPLETE 1- -i it Suffragists Quit UP lJVjlUlJDHin! Five Are Taken to Hospital in Serious SELECT N6 IIse Condition; One May Lose Mind; Efforts to Save First Overcome Are Costly HOSEMAN RESCUES LABORERS Deeds of heroism and a glorious spirit of self-sacrifice failed to save the life of F.

M. Gonsalvestd laborer employed by the Barbour Chemical Works, 766 Fiftieth avenue, this morning when six men one after the other entered a deep tank containing foul barium carbonate gas, in a vain effort to bring overcome companions from the depths. Gonsalves, attempting to save the life of a friend, was found dead, be-neath a heap of his fellow-workers who had endeavored to save him, Aueust Mendoza and Manuel Vierra. both of 905 Fifty-second 8Y 616 FIRE U. S.

Issues First Official Warning Of Germ Plotters WASHINGTON, July 21. Official cognizance of the sales op pohoned court plaster in the middle nest oj agents of Germany as ta(en this afternoon when Assistant Attorney-General W'dliam Phipps, acting for they attorney-general, issued the following: "While the Department of Jus-lice does not take a sensational view of the reports indicating a possible enemy activity in the dissemination of poisoned sticking or court plaster, there has been enough reported on the subject to warrant thorough investigation, both as to the manner of distribution and the germs in the plaster. the samples, on avenuty Wilbur Smith, 3542 Porter street; James Brddshaw Sr. and James W. Bradshaw Jrn 733 Fiftieth avenue, are at the Emergency Hospital in a precarious condition.

White House When Objectors Arrive WASHINGTON, July 21. Rather than be identified in their picketing with the eleven "conscientious objectors" to the draft, who came here from New York, twelve suffrage pickets withdrew from in front of the White House on receipt of word that the military service objectors would establish themselves as pickets outside the executive mansion at half-past two o'clock this afternoon. The information was given to the suffragists by Mrs. Sarah V. Farlin, policewoman of the Washington force, and the decision not to be in any way identified with the "conscientious objectors" was a very few minutes.

Th4 suffrage pickets had resumed their silent sentinel duty outside the White House early this afternoon; I9l IN Oakland's quota to be furnished the United States army In the first draft Is 1977. That of Berkeley Is 603. Alameda county, outside of the city districts, is to furnish -641 men. The figures for the different counties of the State and cities of more than 30,000 Inhabitants are as follows: -Alameda 041 Alpine 4 Amador 129 273 Calaveras 3 Colusa 110 Contra Costa 739 Pel Norte 31 Dorado 83 Fresno 884 Glenn 100 Humboldt 434 Imperial 893 Inyo 109 Kern 817 Kings 271 Lake 47 Iiaseen 126 I Angeles 2099 Mud era 148 Marin 25 Mariposa 87 Mendocino 207 Merced 302 Modoc 73 Mono SI Monterey 321 Napa 184 Nevada ISO Orange 6.13 Placer 220 Vlumas 129 Riverside 471 Kocramento 328 San llcnlto 110 Kan Bernardino 838 Pan Diego 291 San Joaquin 388 Snn T.uls Obispo 228 Snn Mateo 438 Santa Barbara 637 Santa Clara ....535 Santa Cruz 214 Shasta 281 Sierra 32 Siskiyou 824 Solano 393 Sonoma 434 Stanislaus 475 Sutter 101 Tehama 115 Trinity 85 Tulare 660 Ventura 345 Timtumne 137 Yolo 192 Yuba 142 CITIES. Kan Francisco 6012 Sacramento 797 Stockton 684 Fresno 439 Oakland 1977 1 Berkeley 503 Sa Joe 854 Pasadena 809 I os Angeles 4855 Kan Diego 559 Total .......34,810 TiKili FIT IS NEXT Within Five Ten Days the ii fit ry lists win ce neceiveu anu Exemption Boards, to Meet MISSING NUMBER IS FINALLY LOCATED Rearrangement Owing to the Single Error in Drawing to Make But Little Difference BtXIiETIX.

ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WiarTO TRIBUNE i WASHINGTON', July 21. Number 4M is the number which slnnild tutve been in the empty capsule thai came out of the bowl early this morning in tiie army draft lottery. It was' discovered several hours later by checking official tally sheets. A blank for the empty capsule was left at the foot of the list, and Provost Marshal-General Oowdcr and officials in elwirRe of the detail of tlie scheme say, however, that it probably will be placed finally in the order in which It was drawn, its rotation number beiiiK 1U.00I. This would shove each number as now listed irom 10,004 to 10,1 down oirtj puice uither on tlie list.

Probubly there re scverul hundreds of men witose cards bear the uumber 4U64, since tlie average district has novo registrants- Kven at lu.oul Uiey will bo so far down on tlie liability liwts that It will make littlo difference to Uiem whether U.ey are 10,001 or 10,500. j- WASHINGTON, July 21. With ten million men listed in the order of their liability to service, the Federal government began today Its last task of preparation for organization of a selective draft army the task "determining who among those chosen shall be exempt. The drawing to determine who shall first be liable for service ended early today, after It had been in progress without Interruption for more than sixteen hours, and while the officials In charge rested from their long vigil others took up the tabulation of official figures for forwarding to local exemption boards over the country. of this work, ts it hoped, will be complete before the day is over, so that the local authorities can be given their Instruction early next TEN, HAYS.

Within ten days the men who are subject to the President's order for mobilization of a war duota of 687,000 may be appearing before their boards for examination and for decision as to exemption. Twice the number of 687,000 are to be summoned by the boards on the theory that two registrants must be examined for every soldier accepted. and the number each registration dls trict must furnish has been carefully worked out. I The provost marshal general's office was greatly pleased today over ths Vutcome of the drawing, officials de clarlnR (fan accomplishment scarcely less noteworthyrthan the successful registration carried out six weeks ago, ON'K Ml OK KHKOIL. i Ten million, men, they pointed had been assigned places on the na tlon's muster roll within the space of less than a day, and apparently with only one minor error in the whole complicated process.

The slnule error came to light near the end of the drawing this morning, when a blank was found where there should have been a number In one of the 10,600 capsules bv which the war time fortunes of America's youths were to be chon, but this will not materially Interfere with the working out of the lottery, however, and all officials agreed that it could work no injustice to any registrant. It means only a temporary rechecking, they (Continued on Page 2, Col, 4) STEP FOR NEW ARMY Victory for Germany Would Mean Once More Would the World Be Plunged Into Blood British Official in Address Says Food Supply Is Guaranteed; Diver Menace Is Nearing End LONDON July 21. 4'Shami Inde pendence for Belgium; sham democracy for Germany; sham peace for Europe," was the bitter epitome of German Chancellor Mlchaells' speech to the KetchBtar spoken by Britain's JiavJjdLi loid. Qexge. aiternoon.

"The chancellor's statement contained phrases which the German military autocracy understood," he "Those In charge of German affairs have elected for war. The Junkers have thrown the old chancellor Into the waste basket with his scrap of paper and It will not be long before Junkerdom follows. DIVERS TO GO. "I am sorry to disagree with the German chancellor regarding German submarines," he continued, "but gradually, though surely we are in creasing our protection and diminish ing our losses. This year we are building four times as many ships as the preceding year.

Next year we shall build six times as many. The food supply this year and next Is already secured. Our pro gram of cultivation makes the supply 1819 secure, even if our losses are Increased. "There Is no hope for Belgium In the chancellor's statement. Those in charge of German affairs have elected for war," declared Lloyd George.

ine chancellors statement." he added, "contained phrases which the German military autocracy understood. "The junkers have thrown the old chancellor into the waste basket with his of Lloyd George continued, "and it will not be long before Junkerdom follows him there. "The German chancellor held out no hope for. Belgium." he continued "She was not mentioned by him. for free Belgium "It is the determination of the allies that Belgium must be "restored free and independent and her people be not placed under a The premier declared if the U-boat Is not eliminated Europe will again be plunged into a welter of blood some time after the present war is concluded.

Lloyd George said that the speech of the new German chancellor meant that if Germany were'victorlous there would be annexation all around and that the military autocracy would be established more firmly than ever. Chancellor Is Interpreted As Leader For War INTERPRETATION. AMSTERDAM, July 21. Although Chancellor Mlchaells failed to state Germany's peace terms, the Impression was prevalent' here today that he favors only a peace with annexations and indemnities. Germany, under the leadership of, Chancellor Michaels, is- apparently determined upon war alms which might be summed up in a general way as follows: An Indemnity from England.

Annexation of parts of France and Belgium. A pact guaranteeing the "freedom of the seas." An extension of Austro-IIun-' garlan- sovereignty along, the Adriatic coast. Poland to be an autonomous state under "German protection." Annexation of parts of Serbia by Bulgaria. Extension of Hungary's borders into Roumanla. A general European commercial treaty establishing the equal rights of all nntlons to trade.

A revision of the Hague con-7 ventlon. That the new chancellor Is In sympathy with the Junkers is made evident from the attitude he adopted toward the United States. Mlchaells minimised the part that America could play In the war, Business District Is Entirely Destroyed; Tea Forest Fires Reported; Origin Mysterious Healdsburg and Guerneville in Path of Big Sonoma Blaze; Fifteen Miles Already Burned HARRISON, Idaho July 21. Fire of unknown origin began here: today and at 10:30 o'clock had destroyed All of the busi- ness section and half of tlie resi- dence portion of the city. The loss so far is estimated at half a million dollars.

The fire began in Grant's lumber yard. Earlier in the day a fire was discovered in Grant's logging camp. Ten forest fires are reported burning in Northern Idaho, all of them, it is said, of mysterious origin. NEARS HEALDSBURG. SEBASTOPOL, July 21.

Fanned by high winds a forest fire near Healdsburg, Sonoma county, was racing in two directions today. One fork was threatening Guerneville and the other Healdsburg, despite efforts of hundreds of fire fighters. Healdsburg was believed In little danger as the Russian river is between the town and the fire. Heavily t. wooded sections in Mill, Fairmer and Porter Creeks were burning fiercely.

Intense heat and high winds prevented back filing to any Bits of ash and cinders were fall ing In Healdsburg and adjacent towns and a pall of dense smoke hung over Sonoma. county. Approxl mately fifteen miles have already been burned over, Scores of ranchers have moved furniture from houses In the paths of the fire. No loss of life had been DAMAGEI1EAVY SANTA ROSA. July 21.

Sweeping over six miles of forest with its east ern edge Ave miles from Healdsburg and the western extremity licking at the outskirts' of Guerneville, a forest tire which is baffling all efforts to ex tingulsh, is doing thousands of dol lars' worth of damage in Sonoma county today. Deputy Sheriff James Petray arrived In Santa Rosa from the scene of the fire early this morning, returning immediately with more lire lighters. One hundred fifty men under rorest Supervisor Gtorge Spaulding are enRajjed in the battle. J'etray declared that unless the flames were checked at noon, the Healdsburg home guards would be called out CHICO, July 21. A forest fire believed to have been started by two discharged workmen, who boasted of their affiliation with the 1.

W. threatened to destroy the lumber mills and the town of Stirling yesterday. The fire started about two miles north of town, and fanned by a strong north wind, spread toward the mills with alarming rapidity. The mills were closed and every available man sent out to fight the flames. Other towns sent aid.

Late last night. It was said the Klames were under control and it was believed the danger was averted unless the wind freshened. SAN MATEO. July 21. The Peninsula Rapid Transit Company's plant here wss destroyed ty Are early today, with a loss of Thirteen auto buses valued at 16,000 each; ttO.000 worth of tires and a great deal of paraphernalia, in addition to the building Itself, were destroyed.

EUREKA, July company houses of the Rolpli Shipbuilding Company's plant were destroyed by fire early today. For a time the entire plant. Including ships on the ways, was threatened. The origin of the fire' is unknown. HONOR BRAVERY PARIS'.

July 21. Gus Agostlnl of San Francisco, a member of the foreign legion, has been decorated for bravery, Several of the men may die, and In the case of one at least it is thought that his mentality may be permanently affected. At a late hour this afternoon J. W. Bradshaw who made a vain attempt to rescue 'hi father, was the only man conscious.

HOSEMAN ROVES HERO. To" Hoseman Eihll C. Alvers, 1213 Twenty-third avenue, all of the men who were saved owe their lives. Adjusting a Daelger helmet, he lowered a ladder into the deep and fume-filled cavern and brought the men out. Upon his entrance into the tank he first adjusted painter's hooks to loops, quickly fastened under the arm-pits of the men, keeping their faces from the poisonous fumes on the bottom.

In turn he fastened pulley ropes to the men so that companions above might pull them out. Gonsalves was, on the bottom and, according to Superintendent S. J. Norrls. may have been drowned, aa his face was la water along the tank's bottom.

When all of the men were hauled from the tank Alvers started climbing out of the tank, but exhaustion made him falter and he would have fallen io iiuBsioie aeatn naa not companions managed to catch him just in time to save him. He was in the tank twenty minutes. The helmet holds but Accounts differ as to the order of the men's entrance into the tank. From scattering accounts it is thought that Vierra had been sent into the tank first. Gonsalves, his helper, it is thought, was on top of the tank.

Gonsalves saw Vierra fall when the deadly fumes began their work and! he Immediately lowered himself into the tank to save the life of his Worker and friend- It was while Gon-, salves was endeavoring to hold Vierra above the rising blanket of gas in the uiuiv uwituui mill no uimsei succumbed. terra's body was found directly over that of Uoiisalves. TRLCK PROVtas VAIXE. Gonsalves lived at 0 Fifty-afta1 aveiiua ana is survived by a wu and two children, one is an lntant, 1-months' old, while the other la years. J.

he tank was used as a container and transler holder for barium carbonate gas. It is routine work fur the men to clean the tanks, but It was uyiueutly thought that the cistern, was empty at the time of auuiuvut. Artificial respiration was used at the works, i The, new life-saving truck, just placed in commission bv the Oakland tire department and stationed at i4t Fourlentn street, near Thirteenth avenue, was used for the first time today. It carried the helmets and respiration apparatus. Chief Whitehead of the fire department' Is drafting a letter, addressed to the city council, askmg that official commendation bo given Alvers for his bravery.

MEN MAY DIE Bradshaw Vierra and ilen-doza are in a serious condition according. to a statement tiade late this' afternoon by Dr. O. D. Hamlin, chief county emergency surgeon, who arrived at the emergency hospital fifteen minutes before the men were taken there.

Ten minutes after his arrival at the hospital. Dr. Hamlin was joined by the other members of his staff. Dr. N.

N. Ashley, resident physician and surgeon; Dr. George Heinle, Dr. A. C.

Smith and Dr. William -Irwin and everything was in readlneas when the first ambulance arrived. "Until it la definitely known Just 'what kind of gas was inhaled by these men;" said Dr. Hamlin, "it will be 'mpossioie to "recast wn-i compiica- "Oils innj set in. iciia ui" Sr.

are in a grave condition and it cannot be known, for some time Just what the mental condition of Mendoza will be when he has sufficiently recovered to be conscious. The gas may have a permanent effect on hi mind. All of the lnjurd men, if the gas they Inhaled was of a corrosive character, may go Into pneumonia after their experience." City Ready To Welcome -Ad Delegates With all In readiness for the reception of the special trains and boatloads of delegates to the annual con vention of the Paciflo Advertising Men's Association, which takes place tomorrow afternoon with the arrival of the steamer Great Northern from Spokane, final touches are being put on the days' 'program, today, which is to outline the entertainment Oakland has prepared for Its enthusiastic guests. The arrival of the advertising men of the coast is to be something of an event. To the genius of these men belongs the making or breaking of the leading commercial industries of the coast: In street cars, bill boards, newspapers and by photograph I and movie film, they have stamped the influence of their organization on modern affairs.

The city, through its representative- organizations, plans a great welcome, From early dawn until late at night delegations will pour in from all over the state, prepared to take an enthusiastic part In the four-days' cont clave. They will be met by various committees, who will welcome them and act as an escort of honor to the cbnventlon headquarters In the Hotel Oakland. Proceedings will start with the official welcome of the incoming delegates, and a parade through the down-town portion of the city. At 6 o'clock in the evening, delegates and their wives and families will be officially welcomed to the city by a big patriotic, Aass meeting at the Oakland Auditorium to which the general public Is invited. There will be speeches, patriotic music, addresses of welcome and other features of Interest.

Goethals Is Ready to Quit, In Ship Row BY UNITED LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE WASHINGTON. July 21. General Goethals has offered to resign as gen eral manager of the emergency fleet corporation. As a climax to the long drawn argument between himself and Chairman Denman of the shipping board, Goethals wrote a letter -to President Wilson, suggesting If it will help matters he will resign. That the President will take quick action In the taso was Indicated today.

Those close to the President, Intimated that he was "out of patience" the Goethala-Dehman row. What the President will do, however, will not be known, until Monday. He Is on a week-end cruise today. Goethals' letter, sent yesterday, detailed his relations with Denman and declared the constant bickering was no longer possible. Up to the present the President has held aloof from the shipping row, telling both men to go ahesd with their plans to build ships.

He expected them to reach a decision on a definite program, his chief being in prompt action. concrn FOOD BILL PASSED WASHINGTON. July 21. Virtual ly re-wrltten as It came from the House a month ago, the administration control bill, mpdlfied but still giving tho President broad authority to regulate foods, feeds and fuels, providing for a board three food commissioners instead of a single individual and authorizing a minimum guaranteed price of 12 a bushel for wheat was passed by the Senate this afternoon. -nm the' I i hand are being examined both in Washington and in a Western city Pending further information, it will be tell for the consuming public to those obtained from approved sources of supply.

By William G. Shepherd, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) PETROGKAD, July 20 (Delay), via London, July 21. One1 hundred killed, seven hundred wounded of civilian' and soldier and sailor rioters, and six' Cossacks killed, seventy wounded, is the casualty list of Rus sia's second revolution, apparently ended today after five days of rioting With the government in control. Out of the violence and bloodshed has come a reorganization of free Russia. The government is now In the hands of the central committee of the workmen's and soldiers' con gress with tho provisional IDuma) representatives, acting as ai administrative body responsible to this executive committee.

Exposure' of Ncholal Lenine, pacifist agitator, as a paid German agent, helped end the rebellion. Lenine had artfully paradeda pseudo-patriotism and acquired quite a following. The government did not desire to arrest him, knowing he would pose as a martyr, but went diligently to work looking up Lenine past record as an exile in Switzerland and Germany. KERENSKY MADE PREMIER. LONDON, July 21.

Minister of War and Marine Kerensky has temporarily been named premier of Russia, suc ceeding 1'rlnce Lvoff, resigned, accord ing to announcement in the Bourse Gazette at l'etrograd today. Kcrensky, it was staled in the l'etrograd advices, is to retain his place as military and naval -chief. Tseretelll, formerly minister of communications, was named minister of the interior. In addition to his previous cabinet post. Minister of Railways Nekrasoff Is temporarily filllnc the post of minister of JusTS The new government in Petrograd is arresting on tlie charge of treason all of the organizations which took part in the armed rebellion and all instigators of the revolters.

REGIMENTS MUTINY. BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS BEaVlCE LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE July 12. Dls orders in Petrograd, mutiny at the front and further resignations from the Russian Cabinet have aroused a new anxiety over Russia TKat was prevalent before the Russians started their offensive on the eastern front. AFTER FICKERT SAN FRANCISCO, July 21. Charging that he had prostituted hit office at the behest of certain Interests for the purpose of bringing discredit on the ranks of organized labor, members of the Flckert recall league today flled with the election commission a petition for the recall of District Attorney Charles Flckert.

As a candidate to succeed the prosecutor the league has selected Charles A. Sw'el-gert, who was an aspirant at the last election, and who was at one time a member of the Board of Police Com-nilsslonera HUNDREDS KILLED IN ISS RIOTS.

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