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rOItTLASP. OREAY, MAY 1 1913 PRICE FITE CENTS.
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JOHNSON TO VETO
Bryan Dispatches Re-
quest for Delay.
DIPLOMATIC EFFORT DESIRED
Promise Made to Co-operate
in Correcting Evils.
CHINDA AWAITING REPLY
Important Negotiations With Japan
Immediately Probable, Whether
California Compiles With
Deeires or Jfot.
WASHINGTON', May 21. The Federal
government's Anal effort to delay alien
land-owning legislation in California
m made tonight when Secretary
Bryan in the name of President Wilson
telegraphed Governor Johnson notify
ing him that the Japanese ambassador
had earnestly protested against the
bill passed by the California assembly
and urging that the governor postpone
action by withholding his signature.
Secretary Bryan's telegram, which
was framed after a conference with the
President yesterday, was dispatched
tonight and made public at the White
House a few minutes later. It was as
The President directs me to express
his appreciation of your courtesy in
delaying action on the land bill now
before you until its provision could
be communicated to the Japanese gov
ernment and considered by it.
Flea Made for Delay
"His excellency, Baron Chinda, on
behalf of his government, has present
ed an earnest protest against the
measure. Aa you have before you but
two alternatives, viz.. to approve or to
veto, it will avail nothing to recall to
your attention the amendments sug
gested to the legislature; and as the
President has already laid before you
his views upon the subject, it Is un
necessary to reiterate them. He passes
over questions affecting treaty rights
for two reasons, flrst because the bill
passed by the legislature is avowedly
Intended to conform to treaty obliga
tions and, second, because any conflict
complained of would be a matter for
the courts. But the President feels
Justified in expressing again his desire
that action on the- subject be deferred
for this season, and he expresses the
desire the more freely because the leg
islature can be reconvened at any time
If the welfare of the state requires It.
Co-operation la Pleaded
"He Is fully alive to the Importance
of removing any root of discord which
may create antagonism between
oitlxens and the subjects of oriental
nations residing here, but he is im
pelled by a sense of duty to express the
hope that you will see fit to allow time
for diplomatic efforts. The nations
affected by the proposed law are
friendly nations cations that have
shown themselves willing to co-operate
In the establishment of harmo
nious relations between their people
"If a, postponement commends Itself
to your Judgment, the President will
be pleased to cooperate In a systematic
effort to discover and correct any evils
that may exist In connection with land
ownership by aliens."
The decision of the administration
to urge Governor Johnson to use his
power of veto to postpone any land
legislation was reached after a series
of conferences between the President.
Secretary Bryan and John Bassett
Moore, counsellor of the State Depart
ment, and calls at the State Depart
ment by Ambassador Chinda. It was
realized that any further attempt to
have the bill enacted by the California
Legislature amended would be fruitless,
since Secretary Bryan's trip to Sacra
mento was unavailing and the Legis
lature Is to adjourn next Tuesday.
Chinda Kept tVatHna-.
Cntll Governor Johnson's reply la re
ceived the Government probably will
make no reply to the protest of Japan
further than to acquaint the ambas
sador with the fact that every possible
effort has been made to have action
In California delayed pending a settle
ment of the problems Involved by di
Whether or not the Governor com
plies with the Administration's request
there will probably be Important ne
gotiations between the United States
and Japan immediately. If the land
bill Is vetoed the President and Secre
tary Bryan will have to undertake to
carry out their promise to accomplish
through diplomacy the ends sought by
the CaJlforalans. There has been no
Intimation of what may be expected
in the event the Governor gives the
bill his signature. However, a, test In
the courts is regarded as a certainty
If the law becomes effective, and In
spite of the silence at the White House
and State Department there still la
talk outside of the possibility of em
ploying the referendum as a means of
delaying the effectiveness of the pro
posed law for at least nearly two years.
JOHXSOX DECLINES COMMENT
Cailfornian's Reply "ot to Bo Made
SACRAMENTO, May 11. Governor
Johnson received the communication
(Concluded on page 2.)
T. R'S FOR ASKING
COMMISSION SEEKTXG RULER
Colonel's Name Will Bo Put Ahead
of All Others, if Ho Will Only
LOXDOS Mar 11. (Special.) Theo
dore Roosevelt can have the throne of
Albania, If he wants It The sugges
tion already has been carried to the
point where the Colonel has only to
signify his willingness to accept and
the crown is his.
"If Roosevelt desires the kingship
of Albania we will put him ahead of
all others who have been named. I
myself would certainly vote for him.
Roosevelt is one of the most extraor
dinary men in the world, being by na
ture on a higher plane than mere
This was the emphatic statement
made today By Ismail Kemal, provis
ional president of Albania and leader
of the delegation from the Albanian
people authorized to find for them a
ruler acceptable to the ambassadorial
conference of powers.
The correspondents euaience "u
t- i i, nUi- in the Hotel Cecil.
where he Is staying, accompanied by
his co-delegates. Louis Guracuccni. ram.
i.i f .HiinaMnn. and Noggs, Kunltza
and Delejlus. All showed the greatest
Interest in and were evidently agree
ablv surprised by a suggestion of
Roosevelt as king.
Ismail Kemal said with a pleased
smile: "Roosevelt is an extraordinary
man, fit to cope with an extraordinary
situation. There Is no man better
fitted than he to step upon our throne.
I tell you. if Roosevelt will suggest
himself we will put him in irom ui
BUNTY IS ACTOR'S BRIDE
Molly Pearson Wedded to Man Who
Was Her Father on Stage.
x-fw YORK. May 1L (Special.)
Having straightened out the difficul
ties of the little Scotch family of wnicn
she was the only daughter and busi
ness head, Bunty has undertaken n
oth.r domestic task, one not of the
stage, but of real life. She has become
ill th information available about
the marriage, however, is contained in
the signature to a brier message wnicn
Bunty has sent to William A. Brady.
"Good-bye. and many good
wishes. Mrs. Ethelbert Holes." She
was Molly Pearson.
From this note and tne iact mat. mo
message came from the pier of the
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company,
r- the Maardalena steamed for
England by way of the West Indies,
Brady made the aea uciion mm
Molly Pearson, who delighted theater
goers In New York by her playing of
the tiUe role in "Bunty runs mo
Strings." last season, had been married
to Ethelbert Holes, member of the same
company, and they were on their way
to England on their honeymoon.
Holes had the part of Bunty"s father
In the play.
VOTERS' BOOKS WILL OPEN
Further Registration for Jnne Elec
tion Expected to Be Heavy.
For the benefit of persons who have
not registered for the city election,
June 2, the registration books at the
Courthouse will be kept open every
day this week from 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.
Arrangements were completed yester
day by County Clerk Coffey to open
the books at 8 o'clock this morning. A
large force of clerks has been engaged
to have charge.
Owing to the fact that the registra
tion before the primary election was
not as great as had been expected, a
rush of voters is looked' for. It Is de
clared by officials of women's organi
zations that fully 15.000 women will
The books will be open for the cor
rection of errors made either by voters
or clerks at the former registration
and for persons who have changed
precincts since registering, as well as
for persons who have not registered.
PIONEER WOMEN - INVITED
Organization Projected to Provide
Record of Trials Encountered.
Steps will be taken at the annual
meeting of the Tamhlll County Pioneer
Association at McMlnnville, on June 4,
to organize an association of the pio
neer mothers of Oregon.- Mrs. N. J.
Hembree and Mrs. Lenore Rogers,
members of the committee In charge
of the movement, have sent out Invita
tions to pioneer women to attend the
annual meeting in McMlnnville ana
participate in the founding of the pro
The purpose of the proposed organi
zation is "that the trials of the pioneer
mothers may be Jointly told while they
are yet with us and be made a perma
nent record Tor the generation to
TYPHOON SWEEPS ISLANDS
Heavy Loss of Life Reported in
Storm in Philippines.
MANILA. May 11. The worst ty
phoon experienced in eight years
struck the islands today, causing many
deaths and wrecking several small
steamers and numerous lighter craft.
The known fatalities at sea total 58,
but the total death list from the atorm
Is swelling with incoming reports.
It is believed no Americans have lost
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NEW POLICY READY
Leaders to Discuss De
NINE STATES IN CONFERENCE
Decision as to New Republican
RADICAL CHANGES URGED
Republicans at Chicago Meeting Fa
vor Readjustment of South Rep
resentation and Are Agreed
as to Primaries.
CHICAGO, May 11. A concrete pro
posal for the rehabilitation of the Re
publican party is to be presented to
morrow to the conference of Republi
can Senators and leaders here by a com
mittee of five appointed tonight after
the conferees had discussed the situ
Tomorrow's discussion is to revolve
about the report which the committee
drafted tonight and which Is to ex
press the consensus of the opinion of
the Republican leaders attending the
The committee is composed of Rob
ert Luce, Massachusetts: Senator Borah,
Idaho; State Senator James, Michigan;
United States Senator Kenyon, Iowa,
and State Senator Trautman, Kansas.
Nine states Represented.
The conference was attended by six
Republican Senators and 32 other lead
ers, representing nine states. These
men discussed what action should be
sought at the meeting of the Republi
can National Committee at Washing
ton May 24, looking toward "reorgan
izing the party along progressive lines,"
and as to whether there should be a
Republican National convention this
Although the public was not admit
ted. Senator Cummins said it was
merely an informal talk, a sort of round
table dlsouaalon of what may be done
for the best interests of the party by
reorganizing it along progressive
Presided over by Senator Sherman, of
Illinois, the discussion was participat
ed In by Senators Cummins, Borah,
Crawford, Gronna and Kenyon. Repre
sentatives Hayes, of California; Repre
sentative Good, of Iowa and many
members of State Legislatures.
Opinion Favors Convention. '
"Did you come to a decision whether
there ought to be a National conven
tion this year?" Senator Cummins was
"We did not decide on that, but
everyone seems to feel that the condl-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature. 53
degrees; minimum. 47degree.
TODATS Showers, southwesterly winds.
Commliilon looking- for King- to rule Albania
welcomes suggestion of Roosevelt. Page 1.
mutant suffragettes engage in riots In Lon
don. Page 4.
Wilson's purpose aeen to be to take Inti
mate part In party affairs. Page 2.
Administration asks Johnson . to veto alien
land-owning bill. Page 1. c
Borah seeks relief for settlers on Irrigated
lands. Page o.
Anti-suffrage leader says suffragists have
-a. Mc.a fnnfi,i! Pa"B 1.
Los Angeles municipal campaign opens with
rusn. rage a.
Free wool declared no benefit to wearers of
Friedmann serum hospital to open at
ver; cnarge 1 1)1 umiiuou. '
Old press clippings in Chinaman's trunk may
be key to Elslo Sigel's murder. Page 2.
White slave law crowding Federal prisons.
..... -1 -1 ..- . , ..i, tri on
ne&n OL ciirvoyin i'""
ball after crystal gazers and soothsayers
tail to una mm. jtukv o.
Ensign who married In defiance of Roose
velt's order to be restored to rank.
Republicans in Chicago conference to pre
sent concrete plan of reorganization to
day. Pace 1.
Streetcar riots in Cincinnati result fatally.
" Page 4. '
Pacific Coast League results; Portland R.
Sacramento O; Oakland 4-8, Venice 1-7;
Los Angeles 7-8, San Francisco 0-0. Page
Northwestern League results: Tacoma 4.
Victoria 0; Vancouver 6, Victoria 4; port-land-eattle
game postponed, rain. Page
High trap scores made in preliminary of
shooting tournament. Page 10.
Brooklyn is big surprise ot National League.
Victoria Bees and Portland Colts open se
ries today. Page 10.
Corvallls to hold big athletic meet 6aturday.
Page 10. - '
State grange has many matters to consider
at Albany. Palrt 8.
Crash of auto into train fatal to one at
Salem. Page 8.
Carey act backers show confidence in Crook
County project. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Steam roller methods charged against Work-
ingmen's Political Club. Page 8.
Crimes charged to Hudson grow in volume.
Bodv of Charles Oauld found in Willamette
River. rase 14.
Shippers may appeal to Congress in famous
gateway case. Page 8.
Films of Pioneers -to be preserved by Ore
gon Historical Society. Page 7.
Nurserymen from all over country to con
vene here June 17. Page 8.
Warning of passing of rural America sound
ed at Human Life Conferenoe. Page 1.
Mothers', day extensively celebrated In Port
land. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 11.
African hunt pictures again win Hellig audi
ences. Page 4.
Last filing day for candidates arrives.
CITY'S REVENUE INCREASED
License Collector Sees Benefit of
Newly-Adopted System. .
TTnlpr tha recently adopted plan of
placing the city license collecting de
partment under tne jurisdiction ot me
nnlW dxnartment. the revenue of the
city from licenses has been Increased
B.,.rai hundred dollars a month. Joe
Hutchinson, chief license inspector, re
ports that he and others of the depart
ment have completed checking up pool
halls, grocery stores, drug stores and
other licensed business places of the
city and have found many things for
which a license is required, which had
been overlooked under the old collec
License books showing the exact lo
cation of every Institution In the city,
subject to license, have been prepared.
IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER.
-r: REGISTRATION Jmfj
books ) ifVPW 'HI
CALLED SEX ISSUE
Mrs. Dodge Fires Broad
side for "Antis."
MODE OF DRESS CRITICISED
Women's Ideals Declared to
Be Drifting Downward.
IMMODESTY IS CHARGED
Leader of Opposing Forces Issues
Statement Saying Improprieties
Are on Increase Among
Members of Sex.
washingtox. May 11- (Special.)
The anti-suffragist attack on the ad
vocates of votes for women, which in
volves the questions of "indelicate
dress and the duty of women In the
home," is going vigorously forward
from the headquarters of the antis
here. Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, of New
York, president of the National Asso
ciation Opposed to Woman Suffrage, de
livered a broadside , today. She said In
It is high time for every thinking
man and woman to realize that back
of the woman suffrage disturbance is
the question of sex or, rather, a dis
tortion of the sex question.
"The only sure manner of estimat
ing the real meaning or strength of
the so-called movement Is to see clear
ly the motives and underlying rea
sons. The suffrage disturbance is, in
plain words, a sex disturbance. Many
women who are suffragists do not re
alize this, but it is a fact, nevertheless,
just as the Impulse of some other
women to take up foolish fancies and
unnecessary movements is the result of
that uneasiness and straining after ar
tificial happiness and unnatural enjoy
ment which indictaes an unsettled and
an unsatisfactory state of mind.
Suffragist Seen In Decollete.
"One morning In New York I heard a
young woman discoursing with great
eloquence on how she and her sisters
could improve the morals and manners
of men if the ballot were given them.
That evening this'same girl was at a
fashionable dance. She was gowned In
extremely decollete fashion, and tha
way she danced and bore herself was
suggestive, to say the least.
"Just so long as the women clamor
for political "rights' and yet dress in
garments that are the definition of bad
taste, all the votes in the world will
not change the trend of sentiment in
society and throughout the whole pop
ulation of the country.
"When I say that the suffragettes
rely after all on their sex and on the
appeal of their sex to men, I am re-
(Concluded on Page 8.)
MOTHERS' DAY IS
PARENTS THEME OF MANY
Florists Report Demand for Car
nations of All Varieties
Yesterday was Mothers' day, and
Portland people observed It extensive
ly by wearing the white carnation that
has been adopted as the emblem of the
occasion. Florists report that the de
mand for carnations, and not for white
only, was greatly Increased.
Sermons were preached In many
churches, and at the door of the Cen
tenary Methodist Church all who at
tended Sunday school In the morning
were given white carnations as they
passed In- A special programme In
honor of mothers was given. At the
morning service at the same church Dr.
Delmer H. Trimble spoke on the sub
ject, "Our Mothers Fathers Not For-
eotten." "Last night Dr. Benjamin
Young, at the First Methodist Eplsco
pal Church, preached a special sermon
entitled "A Tribute to Our Mothers."
At the First Congregational, Dr. 1
R. Dyott . took for his theme, "Our
Mothers and the Problems of Young
People." Dr. W. B. Hinson, at the
White Temple, talked on the subject.
Other pastors who paid tribute to
motherhood were: Rev. A. B. Waltz, at
the East Forty-fifth-street Baptist
Church; Rev. Robert Gray, at the Bap
tist Tabernacle; Rev. W. W. Youngson
at Rose City Park Methodist Church;
Rev. G. F. Hopkins, at the Fatton-ave
nue Methodist Church; Rev. C. O. Mc-
Culloch, at Clinton-Kelly Memorial
Methodist Church, and Rev. J. F.
Sprecher, at the Second United Breth
SPAIN WELCOMES ALFONSO
Kaiser Does Not Relish Idea of
MADRID. May 11. The SpaniBh peo
ple, proud of King Alfonso's personal
popularity in France, greeted the sov
ereign on his return today from Paris
with unusual enthusiasm. Women
strewed flowers in the King's path be
tween the station and the palace. Gov
ernor and diplomatic dignitaries gath
ered at the station and the Queen and
Queen Mother also were there to wel
come the King.
King Alfonso and the German Em
peror will meet in Holland on the oc
caslon of the international regatta in
the Summer, according to the Trlbuna.
This is considered significant In view
of the present strong influence which
the : triple entente has over the King,
possibly foreshadowing a Franco-Span
ish military alliance, which the German
Emperor does not welcome.
PAVING HELD UP BY RAIN
Streets in Extremely Bad Condition
In Many Districts.
Rain during the last two days has
stopped practically all of the street
paving work which was begun the first
of last week. In. several districts
where the hard surfacing was being
rushed, the work has been abandoned
temporarily and In many places the
streets are in extremely bad condition
because of the grading which had to
City Engineer Hurlburt says the
work will be resumed as soon as the
rain stops. He says some classes of
hard surface can be laid while it Is
raining, but it is considered inadvisable
to do the work. Among contracts
which have been abandoned, tempo
rarily are the paving of Corbett street.
Alberta street, and several streets In
the Hawthorne and other East Side
25 FEDERALS EXECUTED
Example Made of Officers by Rebels
XOGAL.ES. Ariz., May 11. Twenty
five Federal officers, including an in
fantry and artillery colonel, taken
prisoner during last week's fighting
above Guaymas, have been shot at a
public execution by order of the Con
stitutionalist commanders. The execu
tion is admitted officially by state au
thorities at Hermosillo.
The official statement also admits
the loss in killed of 200 state troops
during the three days' fighting which
resulted during last night in the driv
ing of the retiring Federals into the
first station north of the gulf port
Fighting at this last stand continued
VESUVIUS' CRATER FALLS
Tremblings of Mountain Distinctly
Kelt Xew Fnnnel Formed.
NAPLES, May 11. The activity of
Mount Vesuvius, which has been ap
parent for several days, reached a cli
max today and part of the crater col
lapsed. The tremblings of the moun
tain could be distinctly felt and several
observations showed that a funnel 25
feet deep had been formed.
From this dense sulphurous clouds
and white smoke ascended. .
100 ARE KILLED IN WRECK
Two Bulgarian Military Trains Col
lide 300 Others Hurt.
SALONIKT. May 11. Two Bulgarian
military trains collided last night be
tween Drama-and Buk.
One hundred persons were killed and
Future Population of
SCHOOLS OFFERED AS REMEDY
Life Conservationist Says In
fluence of Church Lost.
NEW SYSTEM IS ADVISED
Addresses on Education, Inspection
of Exhibits by Hundreds and
Sermon Bring Conference at
Reed College to Close.
A programme of addresses dealing
chiefly with the child-welfare and ru-'
ral-communlty phases of social ques
tions, followed by vesper services in
the chapel of Reed College yesterday,
closed the first conference on the con
servation of human' life that has been
held In the Pacific Northwest.
The address on "Conservation of Ru
ral Life," which was delivered by Pro
fessor E. P. Cubberley, head of the
department of education In the Deland
Stanford TTnlversltv. was particularly
striking. Inasmuch as. while he pointed
out the disintegration of the rural so
cial organization that has characterized
the past history of the United States,
he held that the problem of conserva
tion of the social Ideals of rural com
munities depends, not upon the
churches or political organization, but
upon the rural school.
Churches Lose Influence.
The character of the rural popula
tion of thn United States, he said, has
rhinnil almost totally in the past 20
years, the agricultural classes of tha
future are to be chiefly immigrants
from the southern part of Europe and
the original American stock has become
"urbanized." The proportion or tenant
ry on farms is declared larger today
than in the oast and. while these
changes in the character of the farm
population have been taking place, tne
imnrniini conditions for travel and
communication have gradually broken
up the old social and political organ
tva f 1 ATI that once existed in the rural
community and In the township divi
sions. Politically, men were credited
with thinking In units larger than a
townshp or school district.
The country church practically nas
ceased to be a factor of influence In
the rural districts .and In all parts
of the United States. Professor Cub
berley Baid, thousands of rural churches
are being abandoned. Similar results,
be declared, have taken place as re
gards the Influence of the country
Girt Teachers) Criticised.
"In past years," Mr. Cubberley said,
th. .nnntrv school became a strong?
social center In the rural districts. The
teacher, usually a man in tnose aays,
t.n,ri around.' and was to a large
extent a teacher of the adults as well
th children, his interests cen
tered largely In his school district and
his activities were devoted largely w
its welfare. At the present time tha
school teacher usually is a young slip
of a girl, who comes from the city,
who is too young to recognize that tha
t,imo nt thn rural community ara
problems at all and too inexperienced
to know how to cope wnn xueui "
-ho ramimiM'i them. She Is entirely a
product of the city; she thinks in terms
of the city and goes into tne cuuuit,
district under protest, as a probation
until she can get back into a en
school. She Is clty-slck all Me time
she Is In the country."
xr Mmmi-nded that school districts
should be eliminated and the county
be made the unit of control oi rurai
schools and wherever possible small
,.i, hn declared, should De aDoi-
that has been dis-
sipated in conducting them should be
concentrated into one school.
Reconstruction Is Urged.
"We should reconstruct the course
of study for the rural schools," he said.
"The old box schoolhouse, built like a
boxcar, will have to go. There should
be room for a rural library branch,
room for a manual training depart
ment and other departments which are
giving the city boys and girls an ad
vantage over those of the country."
Rev. W. G. Eliot, of the executive
committee of the Oregon Hygiene So
ciety spoke on "Education of Children
in Matters of Sex." and Dr. F. B. Dress
ier, of the United States Bureau of
Education, spoke on the sanitation of
At the close of the vesper services,
which followed .the addresses, Rev.
Benjamin Toung preached, from the
text in Esther, "Who knoweth but thou
art come into the kingdom for such a
time as this," a sermon upon "Prac
Exhibits Attract Hundred.
The exhibits which had been installed
for the conference were opened to the
public throughout the afternoon and
hundreds of persons' visited Reed Col
lege to Inspect them. Nearly 30 exhibits
were Installed, touching upon almost
every phase of modern movements for
the conservation of human life.
The Oregon State Health Board had
an exhibit of germs of the various con-
taglous diseases, arranged under a
score or more of microscopes so that
visitors might inspect them easily. Ex-
(Couvluded h on Paxe 5.