Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 31, 1913, Image 1

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    VOL. LII1 NO. 1C335.
Billboard Advertising
Mayor Concedes Inability
While "on the Job."
In Contrast to Incumbent Attitude
! That of Mr. Alt) re. Who Pledge
Reduced Cost by Eliminating-
Extra vagances.
H. n. Ale, candidal for Mayor.
pss4 yaeterday tn quletoda. larlns
aalda all political activity.
H enjoyed much of tba tlma at
horn. Ha participated la tba exar
claM of rxcorailon day and la tba
afimoofl placed bla automoblla At
tha dlapoaaJ of the Grand Array
Ka will make tha laat epaach ef
tha campaign tonight In Graana'a
Hall. Weodlawn. at t o'clock. 11a
will digress for tho last tlma In pab
Me tha mm of tha day that have
caused ao modi comntnt throughout
tha city.
Treaty Negotiated by Taft Admlnhv
tratlon to Be Ratified, Thereby
Forever Shutting Out Europe.
WASHINGTON". May JO. (Special.)
The United States will secure per
petual and exclusive franchise for th
bulldlnsr of an Interoceanlc canal
throuih Nicaragua and also a naval
station., together with several small
islands, on the Pacific Coast of that
country. This Is Insured tnrougn
decision Just reached by the Wilson
Administration to support a treaty ne
gotlated in the closing days of the
Taft Administration between this
country and Nicaragua. It was learned
today that Secretary Bryan has asked
the Senate committee on foreign re
Iatlons to ratify the treaty now pend
ing before It. with only one or two
minor changes.
Through the ratification of thl
treaty, the Nlcaraguan route will be
forever closed to every nation except
the United States.
Now that Secretary Bryan, with the
weight of the Wilson Administration
has decided to stand behind the treaty,
there la no doubt that it will be rat
ified by the Senate. It will have the
support of most of the Republicans,
and Bryan's request will undoubtedly
swing the Democrats Into line.
"Your taxes were lower this yea
than last: they will be lower next year.
If Rushlight Is on the Job." Rushlight
campaign billboard. 1912.
"It Is a fact that the taxes of th
city are higher than last year and tha
they were higher last year than they
were the year previous. This Is no
any fault of mine. I have done my best
to hold down the cost of conducting
tha city." Mayor Rushlight In
palgn speech last Thursday night.
As with the case of the Light Bri
gad, it would appear that some one
blundered in handling the Rushllgh
campaign. There must have been I
misunderstanding somewhere along the
line, for tha Mayor himself comes out
In a public speech and admits th,
taxes are higher this year than they
were last and that they were higher
laat year than they were the year be
fore. That covers the two years of his
Incumbency of the office.
Dedartloa Ditaatd Justifiable.
It would therefore appear that. In
some manner, the Rushlight campaign
boosters missed fire on this tax state
ment situation, for. while the Mayor Is
going about the town every night now,
admitting that never were taxes so
high, tha Rushlight billboards are glar
ing forth the statement quoted abov
that taxea are lower this year than
last arid promising that they will be
lower next year, "if Rushlight Is on
the Job."
To date, the Mayor himself, has not
promised that the taxes will be lower
next year If ha Is "on the Job." In
lew of the misunderstanding between
Ills Honor and his billboards on the
tax question, and the Mayor's flat con
tradiction of his billboards declara
tlon. It would seem that the public
would be Justified In drawing the con
clusion that, notwithstanding the bill
boards promise, taxes will not be lower
next year, even "If Rushlight Is on the
BfllWara Mar Be Cballeaged,
Mayor Rushlight has another speech
to make before the close of the cam
palgn and It may develop that he will
go still farther and challenge the state
ment of his billboards that taxes will
be lower next year.
Th present campaign started with
Rushlight standing on hla record, and
with himself and hla lteutenanta pro
claiming tha present administration as
about th most economical that ever
happened la Portland. The Mayor was
balled as having been the savior of the
people when It came to saving their
hard-earned dollars: ha had overlooked
nothing In that line, his backers said.
The "little home owner" and the "poor
laborer" had been befriended at every
turn of the road, the paving trusts had
been chased Into hiding and 'the time
.had at last come when Portland people
were relieved of the burdens of tax
ation and things looked fine.
Deeeatloa fa Heea.
However, since the day when things
looked so propitious for th downtrod
den of the city, there has developed this
misunderstanding between Mayor Rush
light and his billboards. At first. It
was taken for granted by th cltlxenry
that th billboards were undeniably
right when they said that taxes were
lower this year than last. Then It was
discovered and made public that this
was true, with th single exception of
th city. And th city was Just what
th Rushlight billboards were "talking"
about, for that was all Rushlight bad
to do with In the tax-levying line. It
was found that state. Port of rortland
and other taxes were lower this year,
but that rlty taxea were much higher.
Right ther was where the row be
tween Mayor Rushlight and hla bill
boards started, ending in an open
ruptur Thursday night, when the
Mayor publicly challenged the state
ment of the billboards In his speech at
1'nlverslty Park. While the Mayor did
not explain how the misunderstanding
ram about, he did confess that the
billboards were misleading th public;
(Concluded aa Page 12.)
Mexican Vessel's Shells Fall to
Reach Masson as lie Flies.
NOG ALES, Aria.. May 0. Aviator
Dldler Masson yesterday sailed his big
biplane over the gunboat Guerrero in
Guaymas Bay. The ship's gunners at
tempted to shell the aeroplane, which
remained at a height of SuOO feet. None
of the shells took effect, nor did Mas-
son attempt to drop any bombs. To
show his defiance of the federal gun
ners, he made five flights over th bay.
In the meantime the state troops
were driving the federals back toward
Guaymas. The fighting occurred at
Batametal, several stations south of
Santa Rosa, where a fight took place
on the day before. It la declared
by state officials that all la ready for
a concentrated attack on Ouaymas
with Masson assisting from overhead,
while the insurgents attack from three
Editor to Fight Even
Small Verdict.
Judge's Ruling May Play Im
portant Part.
QueMlon Is Whether, in Absence of
Demand for Retraction, Damages
Shall Be Mitigated Even If
- Malice Is Proved.
Nearly 300 of Force to Be Reviewed
on Multnomah Field.
In their best Summer equipment
spick and span to the last speck of
dust, nearly 300 member of tha Port
land police department, organised as
a battalion, will go through the forms
of military review and inspection this
morning at Multnomah Field. An Invi
tation Is extended to the public, to
whom the grandstand will be open
without charge.
Captain Moore will command the
battalion. Captains Riley, Keller and
Baty. Sergeants Wanless. Harms and
Overn the companies and Sergeant Ru
pert will act aa adjutant. The crack
police band will furnish the music.
After the Inspection there will be a
street parade through the business
MARQUETTE, Mich.. May 30. (Spe
cial.) Attorneys for Editor Nawett, In
conference with their client today,
reached a final conclusion that, no
matter how small the damages in the
libel suit might be. in case of a ver
dict for the plaintiff, they would take
appeal to the Supreme Court of
Michigan. Nominal damages in this
state are often fixed by Juries at 6
cents, and friends of the defendant
editor have believed that If be could
emerge from the difficulty out of
purse merely to that extent be would
be fortunate.
Not so Mr. Newett. He is a quiet.
stolid, determined man who, believing
he has not injured the distinguished
plaintiff by the editorial attack In bis
paper, will fight tha issue through
every court In th land if necessary.
Though seriously afflicted physically.
Editor Newett will stick by his guns.
He will go on the stand, defend him
self, and then, if his witnesses and
depositions fall to bring a disagree
ment or a verdict for the defense, he
will go to other courts.
Colonel Dig tn Lawn.
This was a day of comparative quiet.
there being no court session. The
urors were entertained by Sheriff
Moloney's deputies with a ride about
the town and a long constitutional.
There was also a call for barbers
by the 12 men who are hearing the
case, and beards were trimmed and
faces smoothed. Lawyers for the de
fense worked all day in Ishpemlng per-,
fectlng their plans and straightening
out their case.
Meanwhile Colonel Roosevelt was
leading what he termed the quiet life
at George Shlraa' residence. Mr.
Shlras is an eminent naturalist, and
this fact helps to explain the warm
friendship between Mr. Roosevelt and
himself. Colonel Roosevelt, after a
walk, was observed out in the Shtras
lawn digging about in the grass in a
little scientific Investigation of his
own. He was accused of looking for
The Weather.
rESTKRDATG Maximum temperature, T8.3
degrees; minimum, 62 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; slightly warmer; northerly
King Alfonso leaps from moving train in
vain effort to aave child's Ufa. Page 1.
"Peace of London" ends war in Balkans.
Page 1.
Scotch home rule bill read in Commons.
Pago 8.
Professor Macpherson writes of Intensive
farming seen in Madeira. Page 3.
Militant suffragettes attempt to burn Royal
Academy In London. Page 4.
Ambassador Page received at Court of St.
James. Page 3.
United 8tates to secure perpetual franchise
n bulimnr canal at Nicaragua, rage i.
Diamond importers win tariff revision in
oenate. fage z.
Peace plea and prediction that wars win not
soon cease mingled In Decoration Day ad
aressea. rage 3.
Monument to Mafne heroes dedicated. Psge
Roosevelt's foe will appeal, even If small
verdict against him la given, page i.
Mrs. John Vlercke not to be returned to
Portland for trial. Page 4.
Pacific Northwest.
Florence folk mako merry at Rhododendron
carnival. Page 7.
Vancouver pays tribute to tveteran of many
oaities, aged tut. page 8.
State Board of Control may depose two
heads of state Institutions soon. Page 6.
Hill and party visit Albany -and Inquire
Into Investments. Page 7.
Portland and Astoria delegations to favor
work on main Columbia channel. Page 18.
Bugene has open-air theater. Page 0.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 1-4.
fcan Francisco 2-0 ( First same 11 in
ntnrs), Oakland 5-7, Sacramento fi-1
(First game 11 Innings), Los Angeles 4-4,
Venice 0-1. Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Portland 5-3,
feeattie 8-1 ; Vancouver b, gpoaane o-a.
Victoria 7-4, Tacoma 2-7. Page 8.
Sensational performances seen In Rowing
Club events. Page 9.
Irvtngton's handicap tennis tournament play
opens. rRKt e.
Whlsjcbroom II wins Metropolitan handicap.
age v.
Eighty athletes qualify for Eastern inter
coiiegiate tracK games toaay. rage 8.
Earl Armstrong crowned motorbike apeed
King at Portland Club s meet, page 14.
Goux wins . oOu-mllo auto race at Indian
apolis speedway, page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Norwegian and Danish residents to co-oper
ate with State immigration Commission
Page 19.
San Francisco Portola extolled by visitor to
Rose Festival. Page 11.
Rushlight finds billboard advertising
boomerang. Page L
Analysis of paving situation In city shows
Mayor can claim no credit lor reduction
in cost. Page 12.
Oaks attendance estimated at 20,000. Page
Second Royal Mall line steamer reaches
Portland. Pass 15.
Throngs yield to patiiotto Impulse snd pay
lavisn tnoute on Memorial day. rage l.
Aim of bond lssnes is to guard relics of
historic value. Page 12.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 4,
W. G. MacLaren praises Rushlight. Page 18.
Bitterness Is Shown
by Montenegro.
ConaIu34 on Page 3-
City Officials Secretive Regarding
Three Accidents.
TACOMA, Wash., May 30. Three ser
ious accidents that will necessitate an
expenditure of $15,000 to remedy have
occurred on Tacoma's two big light and
water projects within the past few
days. City officials kept the facts se
cret until today. Either dynamite or
lightning destroyed the lower half of
a 45-inch wooden waste water pipe,
splintering it to silvers, and a half doz
en plates on the floor of the reservoir
at La Grange were cracked. Prac
tically the same thing happened at the
big reservoir at McMillan on the Green
River gravity system.
City authorities are non-committal
other than to say that an investigation
is in progress. ,
Temper of Contentious Allies
Shows Improvement.
Jfew Treaty Between Bulgaria and
Serria Suggested, With Provis
ion for Joint Administra
tion of Macedonia.
LONDON, May 30. The eight months'
war between Turkey and the allied
Balkan States is ended. The "peace of
London" was signed today in the pic
ture gallery of St. James palace.
Sir Edward Grey, the British For
eign Secretary, presided over the' for
malities. The following peace dele
gates signed the preliminary treaty:
Osman Nizami Pasha, for Turkey; Dr.
Daneff, for Bulgaria; Stefan Novako
vltch, for Servia; Stephanos Skoloudis,
for Greece, and M. Popovttch, for Mon
Montenegrin Is Bitter.
The only dramatic feature of the his
toric occasion was M. Popovitch's ex
presslon of keen disappointment that
Montenegro had "been despoiled of her
Just share of the spoils of a triumphant
war," and of the hope that "England
which took the lead in the spoliation,'
would take every step to compensate
Montenegro for her sacrifice.
The actual ceremony was brief. The
delegates signed the treaty without
reading It, evidently in full confidence
that all the seven articles were in such
wording as the Powers chose to have
them. '
Immediate Peace Rejected.
The Bulgarian delegate proposed that
peace become . immediately enective
without ratification of the treaty. This
proposal was rejected, and the dele
gates then left after, having agreed to
meet June 2 to consider the advisabil
ity of an eventual annexed protocol.
After Informing the Ambassadorial
conference of the signing of the peace
draft. Sir Edward Grey suggested that
the conference limit its discussions to
three questions a constitution for Al
bania, the delimitation of the southern
frontier of Albania and the status of
the Aegean Islands.
Conference Works In Harmony.
The Ambassadors now are awaiting
further Instructions from their Gov
ernments regarding a constitution for
Albania, but the conference Is working
(Concluded on Page 8.)
raw Test Gives Leader 6 6 Votes'
to 4 9 for Rushlight.
H. Ft Albee was the leader for the
Mayoralty In a straw vote taken at the
Oakes Wednesday night, receiving ti
first-choice votes to Rushlight's 49.
Barbur was high man for Auditor, re
ceiving 53 first-choice votes to 10 fori
Richardson. his nearest opponent.
George L. Baker, for Commissioner,
received 49 first-choice votes to 13 for
McAllister, th next highest. Dleck re
ceived 17 first-choice votes. Brewster!
IS. Ambrose 10, Stoppenbach elghl. Cel
lars eight. Watklna six and Hurlburt
five, with the balance scattering.
The vote was conducted by the Ore
gon Multlgraph Company.
Robert Underwood Johnson Noted I
for Activity In Many Fields.
NEW TORE, May 30. Robert Under
wood Johnson announced today his re
tirement from the editorship of the I
Century Magazine. Mr. Johnson, who
Is widely known for his poetical writ
ings, as well as for his other literary
labors, his activities In th campaign
against literary piracy and hla ad-1
vocacy of International arbitration, has
been on th staff of the Century. since I
For many years he was associate
editor of the magazine under Richard
Watson Gilder, and since Mr. Glider's I
death haa been the active and re
sponsible d!tor-ln-chlef.
Parachote Falls to Work and Aero
naut Drops 4 00 Feet Into Mod.
NEW YORK. May 30. Falling 400
feet from an aeroplane today, Arthur I
Lampham, a youthful parachute Jump
er, landed feet first In a Staten Island I
marsh and was burled to his neck In the
mud. With ropes and boards he was I
extricated. At a hospital he was found I
to be suffering from shock.
Lampham was taken up by Harry B
Brown, an aviator, and was to have I
mad a 500-foot drop. Ills parachute!
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Daughter of Grade-Crossing Keeper
Sleeps on Track and Is Killed.
Knler Holds Child In Arms.
MADRID. May 30. (Special.) Gen
eral Asenar, chief of King Alfonso's
military household, tells a story of a
child being killed at Utrera by the
royal train on which the King was
traveling today. Three little girls were
playing on the track at a grade cross
ing. One of them was lying along
side the line apparently asleep when
the train passed. The engine driver
did not see the children until he was
unable to stop the train in time.
King Alfonso looked from the win
dow of his car to ascertain why the
train was slowing down and, on see
ing that one of the children had been
struck, he Jumped from the window
of the still moving train, ran back and
took the child in his arms.
He was trying to staunch the
wounds In the child's head caused by
the impact when his suite arrived on
the scene. The King's attendant gave
first aid to the child, but she died in
a few minutes. .
The King was much upset by the
accident. He learned that the children
were the daughters of the woman in
charge of the grade crossing, who had
forgotten that the royal train was due
and had not warned them. King Al
fonso offered her his condolences and
gave her a sum of money.
Lavish Memorial Trib
utes Are Paid.
Surviving War Veterans See
. Offspring Honor Dead.
20 6 Princeton Seniors Tell of Cor
responding With 5 79 Girls.
PRINCETON, N. J May 30. Two
hundred and six Princeton students
correspond with a total of 579 girls;
203 of these same students admit hav
ing kissed young women, and one is
proud of the fact that he Is corre
sponding with 18 pretty misses, ac
cording to statistics of a class of 305
seniors which will be graduated next
These same statistics say that the
average cost of the college course is
a little more than 34000. It cost one
student 310,000 to matriculate, while
another managed to squeeze through
four years on J800.
Only 19 members of the graduating
class consider dancing to fie morally
wrong. Sixteen entertain the same
opinion with regard to card playing.
Fewer than half of the class admit
Democrats Complain W ilson Is Xot
"Up to Snuff Politically.
WASHINGTON. May SO. (Special.)
Democratic members of Congress are
becoming annoyed with President Wil
son because he is not dishing out polit
ical spoils fast enough to suit them.
Some of them do not now hesitate to
criticise the President openly for what
they term his "dilatory methods."
Representative L'Engle, of Florida,
visited the White House recently and
today declared himself displeased with
President Wilson's attitude toward pat
"I found the White House thoroughly
permeated with the atmosphere of the
schoolroom,' said L'Engle. "President
Wilson does not seem to want to play
politics the way we play 'em In Florida.
He might be right up to snuff on arith
metic and algebra, but when it comes
to politics he is not there."
Graves Are Decorated and Flowers
Strewn on Water Ceremonies at
Armory Are Impressive, Aud
ience Joining In "America."
Four generations Joined yesterday to
revere the memory of the heroes liv
ing and dead whose sacrifices during
the great war 50 years ago brought
Memorial Day into being.
In the crowds that went to the cem
eteries yesterday morning to decorate
the graves of the dead; in the multi
tudes, that lined the curbs along the
line of march yesterday afternoon and
at the Armory, where the Memorial
Day exercises were held, old and young
alike yielded to the patriotic impulse
of paying humble tribute to the chiv
alrous deeds of those "young old men"
whose ranks are thinning so rapidly.
OZ-Year-Old "Woman Takes Fnrt.
Those surviving veterans who have
families long since have attained the
happy stage of grandfatherhood, and
many were present yesterday with
representatives of their succeeding
generations. Their grandchildren played
joyously in the aisles of the Armory
blissful ignorance of the solemnity
of their surroundings.
One old woman there was whose son
had been a soldier in the war. He has
been dead for many years, yet she
makes an effort annually to attend
the services in honor of his memory
and the memory of his comrades. She
Is 92 years old now and measures the
span of the passing years by the an-
smoking. while 15 reluctantly acknowl
edged that they "chewed tobacco." fjfijia occurrence of Memorial Day
Measures Given Oregon In Early
'60s Go to Washington.
SALEM, Or., May 30. (Special.)
Weights and measures given to this
state in the early '60s have been
shipped by Treasurer Kay to Wash
ington, D. C, to be tested. Mr. Kay
also is State Sealer of Weights and
Measures, and the law providing for
an assistant, in order to have a more
vigorous inspection of weights and
measures will become operative next
F. C. Buchtel, who has been ap
pointed assistant, will begin work
Tuesday. The law provides that an
assistant may be appointed In each
county for a short period yearly. The
testing law virtually has been lnoper
ative for years, owing to a lack of
money to carry on the work.
Wilson Appointee to $1400 Place
Would Rather Run Bakeshop.
GALESBTJRG, I1L, May 30. Political
precedent got a jolt In Vermont, 111.,
when George Klrkbride, recently ap
pointed-postmaster by President Wil
son, declined. The postmaster's salary
at Vermont is 31400.
Klrkbride says he prefers to run his
bakery shop. '
Santa Clara Seismograph Records
Tremor 500 0 Miles West.
SANTA CLARA, Cal., May 30. Evi
dence of an earthquake disturbance
was shown on the seismograph rec
ord at the Santa Clara University ob
servatory between 4:29 and 5:17 this
morning. Rev. J. S. Rlckard, of the
university faculty, discussing the rec
ord on the horizontal seismograph, said:
"In all probability the seat of the
disturbance was between 4000 and 5000
miles west of Santa Clara,"
rather than by the recurring anniver
saries of her birth. Her name Is Mrs.
Romoser and she has been In Portland
less than a year, coming here from
Each Event of Interest,
Each of yesterday's events was full
of tradition for the veterans and of
peculiar dramatic interest. At day
break they started their visits to the
cemeteries where their fallen comrades
lie burled. By noon the task of dec
orating the graves had been finished.
At noon the organizations of women
affiliated with the Grand Army posts
served lunch, one detachment at the
Courthouse and another at the Wood
men hall on the East Side.
Soon after the lunch hour the eager
veterans began gathering at the court
house ready for the parade the one
feature of the annual event that offers
spectacular relief to the more somber
ceremonies of the occasion.
Instead of requiring the veterans to
walk in line as in former years
patriotic citizens this year carried
them in their automobiles. Some of
the "boys" are growing feeble and
the ride in the cars provided them
with welcome relief. The route of
the parade was a long one and it
would have wrought a hardship on
many among them had they been re
quired to walk.
Parade Has Big; Audience.
A squad of police under command
of Captain Riley led the procession,
which formed at Fourth and Salmon
streets and moved over the following
streets: Fourth, Morrison, East Morri
son, Grand avenue. East Burnsldc,
Burnslde, Fourth, Washington and
Tenth to the Armory.
Every block of the two-mile route
was lined with people. The streets
were nicely decorated. The people ap
plauded the various sections heartily,
but reserved their most vigorous out
bursts for the aging heroes themselves
who brought up the final division.
Each veteran carried a small Hag
which he waved proudly in response
to the almost continuous succession
of salutations that greeted them.
Following the police, rode tho mar
shal of the day, W. G. Copley, and
aides. Then came the Oregon National
Guard, headed by the staff officers
and their band, the. Coast Artillery
band, the Oregon Naval Militia and
their band from the United States
cruiser Boston, the Portland Letter
Carriers and Clerks with their band,
members of the Scout Young Camp,
Spanish War Veterans, 387 in number;
the Woodmen of the World, city and
county officials, old soldiers and citizens.
Veterans Quartet Slnga,
T. B. McDevitt, department com
mander of the Grand Army, had charge
of the ceremonies at the Armory.
Chaplain M. J. Morse opened with
prayer. The Coast Artillery Band played
In Memoriam," following which Ad
jutant Henderson read the Memorial
Day orders.
The veteran quartet sung "The
Boys in Blue Are Growing Gray" and
were nearuiy appiauaea. ine an
dress on the Woman's Relief Corps,
prepared by Mrs. Jennie C. Pritchard,
department president, was read by a
substitute, as Mrs. Pitchard was 111.
Elmer R. Lundberg, a Spanish War
veteran, with much elocutionary em-
Uonluiued on Page IV.)