Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 17, 1913, Image 1

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    VOL. LIU. NO. 1G,399.
Fierce Torridity Felt
Over Wide Area.
cores of Prostrations Are Re
ported in Big Centers.
plains Over Limited Area Bring Only
Temporary Relief, as Hot Wave
K0II0W6, Turning Mois
ture to Steam.
CHICAGO, Jun 16. (Special.) The
tierce torridity which descended upon
the Middle and Central West with sud
Oenness Sunday continued today, and
31 deaths and scores of prostrations
"had been reported at 6 o'clock tonight,
livestock, chiefly hogs, shipped from
Western points Saturday, arrived today,
and thousands of animals were found
dead in the cars, due to overcrowding,
the intense heat and lack of water.
Tn some instances as many as 60
dead hogs were dragged from a single
car. This loss will fall upon the ship
pers. When the animals were started
for market the weather was cool, but
the sudden blast of torridity played
havoc in the tightly packed cars. The
only salvage the shippers can hope for
will be whatever they can get for the
carcasses from rendering plants, as the
packers will not accept the dead ani
mals. t bicnico'H -Hottest la 98.
Chicago's highest point was 98. Cool
breezes off Lake Michigan forced the
temperature down to 67 before mid
night. Telegraph advices from adjacent cities
and towns tell of deaths and prostra
tions at various points In nearby states.
A. total of six drownings had been re
ported up to tfinlght. It had been
thought yestert-y (Mit Chicago escaped
the first onslaught of Summer without
any deaths because it came on a holi
day, but the final returns showed one
tnan drowned and another who died
from the heat whlla sitting on his
' In Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa to
Slight cases are reported of persons be
ing killed by freak lightning storms,
"tvhlch were accompanied by a scant
Canada Keel Heat Wave.
The vagaries of the present heat
wive are seen in a comparison of tem
peratures. New Orleans, with a max
imum of 82 and a minimum of 70, com
pares favorably as a Rummer resort
with Toronto, with a maximum of 94.
and Medicine Hat with a maximum of
84. Miami, Fla., had a maximum of S4
and a minimum of 66, about 20 degrees
cooler than a majority of the cities of
the Middle and Central West. Tampa
At 92, Its high point, was six degrees
cooler than Chicago and two degrees
cooler than Cincinnati, with a maxi
mum of 96, which was also the top
anark in St. Louis. Albany. N. T.. At
lanta, Ga.. and Boston all enjoyed the
fame temperature 92.
Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., sup
posedly the hottest spots, registered 98,
: the same figure as Chicago, Des Moines
,&nd a string of cities east and west
ifrom the Rockies to the Alleghenies.
Showers Are Limited.
There was a mere dash of rain at
'Buffalo, -San Antonio, Omaha. Sioux
.City and Helena, Mont. Nearly all of
Canada enjoyed good rains and there
-were comparatively heavy showers at
bw Orleans, Madison and Milwaukee,
Wis., Bismarck, N. D., Moorhead. Minn.,
and Spokane. The rainfall, however,
was confined to a limited area and was
freakish In its nature, doing no good
1 to vegetation because it was followed
ty a hot wave, which reduced it to
Six deaths and numerous prostrations
occurred at Philadelphia today as the
result of the excessive heat. The tem
perature reached within a fraction of
& degrees, the highest point in two
years. Tonight a thunder storm
caused it to fall IS degrees in five min
utes. Today was the hottest day of the year
In New York City. There were a large
number of heat prostrations, but no
fatalities. -rne mercury reached a
maximum of 91 degrees on top of the
skyscraper where the official weather
bureau is situated. The thermometers
at the street levels recorded as high as
102 degrees. The temperature had
dropped 11 degrees tonight.
Mercury lOO at Columbus.
One death and three prostrations
traceable to the extreme heat were re
ported today in Columbus. The mercury
in the Government thermometer at the
street level reached 100 degrees at 2
o'clock this aftrnoon. All records for
June 16 were broken.
All Indiana suffered today from the
effects of the hottest weather of the
year. n Indianapolis the mercury
reached 103 on the street level and 96
in the level thermometers. It was the
hottest June day hero for 21 years.
At Terre Haute it -was the hottest
June day since the Government weather
bureau was established there, the ther
mometer registering 99 degrees, one
degreo hotter than any previous June
day. Two deaths from heat prostra
tion occurred in Indiana.
One death from heat prostration oc-
curred at Detroit.
The Government
Concluded on Paie 3.)
second-Choice Ballots for C. Ij. Mc
Kenna Make Him Kan Within.
63 7 of Beating Rushlight.
H. It. Albee was elected Mayor June
2 by a plurality of 6413 votes. This is
the figure shown in the official count
of the Mayoralty candidates completed
yesterday by deputies in the City Audi
tor's department. Mr. Albee received a
total of 27,226 votes In nrst, second and
third choice. Mayor .Rushlight ran
second with a total of 20.S13: C. L. Mc
Kenna, third, with 20,177; Dan Kella
her fourth, with 10,246. and W. J. Smith
(Socialist), last with 7002.
One of the most significant things
shown in the count is the strength of
C. L. McKenna on second choice votes.
He received 12,445 on this choice as
compared with 4075 for Mayor-elect
Albee. Mr. McKenna came within 637
votes of winning second place in the
The following table shows the vote:
First Second Third Total all
Candidate choice, choice, choice, choices.
H. R. Albee 21,653 4.07.-. 1.408 27.228
A.G. Rushlight. 16.097 2,983 1.7.'.S 20.813
O. L. McKenna. 8.4H3 12,44. 4.2X9 20.177
Dan Kellaher.. 2.510 3.584 4.1S2 10.246
W. J. Smith... 1.768 1.85S 3.S&1 7.002
Officials who are making the count
expect to have the list of candidates
totalled by Wednesday night, when the
complete count on the ballot excepting
the initiative measures will be an
nounced. The measures probably will
be completed by 12 o'clock Saturday.
Choirs of City to Distribute 20,00 0
Songs to Crowds From Cars.
The electrio parade of the Rose Fes
tival is to be repeated July 4 for the
World's Christian Citizenship Confer
ence. Several new features will be
introduced. Instead of bands, deco
rated cars following the floats will
carry choirs of the city.
As they pass the throngs on the
streets the singers will distribute 20.000
printed clips of familiar songs. The
young women on the floats will be
dressed in white and the entire pageant
will be significant of the principles of
the conference.
A special feature of the decorations
at the Multnomah stadium, where the
conference is to be held, will be a wav
ing ten-foot flag of the United States
in electric lights, especially designed
for the event.
Oregon Couples Aid Vancouver Mar
riage License Industry.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. June 16. (Spe
cial.) The procession of happy swains
with June brides to the Vancouver
Gretna Green continues unabated-: in
fact, it is being accentuated daily.
Seven couples applied today. The Ore
gon law is driving many couples con
templating marriage to Washington,
which state is profiting by the new
Washington had a similar law three
years ago, which almost ruined the
marriage license business here. At
that time the cost here ran as high as
$59, but this law was repealed, so that
the cost now is only $4.50, with the
minister's fee added, and the bargain
counter on marriage licenses is being
President Believed to Have Been In.
flnenced Against Chadwick.
ington, June 16. It is understood,
though not officially confirmed, that
President Wilson will appoint Jere
Neterer, of Bellingham, as United
States Judge for Western Washington.
At one time the President had about
decided to confer this office upon Judge
Chadwick. but a protest from Senator
Poindexter appears to have swayed the
President, notwithstanding the recom
mendation of the Attorney -General. It
!s understood he is now disposed to
name Neterer as the successor to Judge
Clinton Howard, who went out of office
March 4 because of not being confirmed
by the Senate.
Father or Jane McMillan Ordwaj
Succumbs in lst Year.
Word was received at a late hour
last night by Mrs. June McMillan Ord
way acquainting her with the death at
Adamsville. Ohio, of her father. Captain
James H. McMillan, a former pioneer of
Oregon. Captain McMillan was in his
91st year. He had left Portland in 1906.
The funeral will be held at Adamsville
on Thursday.
Captain McMillan came to Oregon
from Illinois in 1845. and was one of the
men who published a history of the
Northwest. At one time he had consid
erable wealth, and McMillan's addition
to Portland was named after him.
Carload Sales at Kansas City Are
Mad at 10 Cents a Bushel.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 16. Pota
toes of last year's crop sold as low as
10 cents a bushel in carload lots here
today. With several large shipments
to smaller cities the biggest potato
"glut" ever known here was relieved
The yards were turned Into auction
pits. Several grocers bought carloads
and offered a bushel of potatoes as a
premium with grocery orders.
In Broad Daylight Glen
dale Loses $3000.
Old Pair of Socks May Land
Ray Diamond Behind Bars.
2S-Ycar-Old Desperado Pulls Off
Remarkable Holdup In Record
Time Soon After Bank Opens
for Business leather Grieves.
GLENDALE, Or., June 16. (Special.)
Headed by Sheriff George Quine. of
Roseburg, a posse of experienced moun
taineers are tonight scouring the dense
ly timbered districts west of Glendale
in search of Ray Diamond, the 22year
old desperado, who held up Acting
Cashier B. P. Smith, of the Glendale
State Bank, this morning at 9:30 o'clock
and secured something over $3000 in
Trained bloodhounds in care of their
master arrived here early tonight from
Cottage Grove, and soon after were
given a scent from a pair of socks
which were found In the fugitive's
lonely cabin today. The hounds took
the scent and started over the rough
mountain trail in a westerly direction,
followed by the Sheriff and members
of the posse.
At a late hour tonight the hounds
had followed the fugitive for several
miles and were still on the trail.
Mountain Trails Many.
The country west of Glendale Is
thickly timbered and is traversed by
hundreds of mountain trails. Many of
these trails lead in the direction of
Grants Pass, while others , furnish a
direct route to the Coast. .
Inquiry has satisfied the officers that
Diamond had made careful preparations
for today's crime and that he Is pre
pared to stay in the mountains for
weeks if necessary. Only a few days
ago he purchased 10 boxes of cart
ridges, and these he carried when he
entered the bank. It is also said that
he secretly has carried food over the
mountain trail leading west of . town
for several days, and has the same
cached in some isolated section of the
dense wilderness within a few miles of
That he will remain in hiding for
several days before attempting to make
his getaway is the belief of the offi
cers working on the case tonight. If
such is a fact the officers believe the
(Concluded on Page 5.)
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 68.6
depreeB ; minimum. 48 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
River Report.
stage of Willamette at Portland, "jrVS.
Slight fall expected during next few
Moros are put to flight by American
troopB. Page 4.
Anniversary of Kaiser's accession to German
throne celebrated at Bwrlin. Fage 4.
Oregon and three other states win railroad
rates fight in Supreme Court. Page 3.
Sugar magnate is witness In "lobby" inves
tigation. Page 2.
Public opinion to decide whether present
Cengress shall take up currency reform.
Page 4.
Mrs. 1-afe Pence, who is suing husband for
legal separation, also sues Mrs. Lillian
X. Duke, alleging alienation of husband's
affection. Page 3.
Heat is fatal to eight in iliddle West.
Page 1.
New strike In West Virginia mining fields
is reported. Page 2.
Pacific Northwet.
Commencement at State University on this
week- Page 5.
University of Washington separates en
gaged couples in senior's exercises.
Page 1.
Oregon f'ity street npeakers dismissed at
request of City Attorney. Page 11.
Olendale bunk robbed of j:O0O In broad day
light Posses on trail of boy desperado.
Page 1.
Friends conference at Newberg will close
today. Page 5.
Total of lOtt new lawyers rranted certifi
cates to practice Jn Oregon. Page 11.
Northwestern League results: Portland 3,
Spokane 2 ; Seat tie 6, T acorn a 2 ; Van
couver 7. Victoria 2. Page 7.
Bob Burman, speed king, sends racing car
to Portland. Pace 6.
Coffroth's arena to seat 10,500 for Ritchie
Rivers fight. Page 7.
Multnomah Club wins pacific Northwest
track and flld championships. Page 1.
San Franclsco "busts up" three year losing
record to Oaks. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern farmers not disposed to sell
new crop wheat. Page 17.
Weather scaro causes stampede to bull side
of Chicago market. Page 17.
Short selling depresses stock prices in Wall
street. Page 17.
Shipping rates discussed, by marine men.
Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Nurserymen from all over country arriving
for Portland convention. Page 11.
Tailor loses suit for cost of ball gown. Page
John Clark, Hill man. appointed chief of
police by Mayor-elect Albee Page lO.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
Grand Army veterans will start for Gettys
burg Wednesday, June 2. Page 1.
Official count gives Albee plurality of 6413
votes. Phge 1.
FrienHs sirrpri? Mrs. Gould on eightieth
birthday. Page lO.
Parishioners of St. trancis give reception
for Father Black. Page 12.
Pioneers arriving for annual reunion Thurs
day. Page 12.
O. M. Plummer Is elected School Director.
Page 1.
Jay Blent disappears: bondsman asked to
produce him. Page 12.
Southern Pacific Heads Approve Is
sue of Probably $30,000,000.
NEW YORK, June IS. (.Special.)
The Southern Pacific directors at a
special meeting today approved plans
for the sale of probably trtO.000,000 of
notes to local' banks. "While the
amount Is not definitely known, this
was the total of the notes issued per
mission for which was obtained from
the California Railroad Commission.
Later, however, the Arizona Commis
sion raised some objection to this issue
as originally proposed, and arrange
ments have been made for a distinct
issue to finance the company's needs.
The notes probably will be sold to
the Central Trust Company.
In 6010 Votes, He Re
ceives 4120.
L. Victoria Hampton Is Third in
Race With 107 Votes.
When Keturns Show Who Has Won,
Mrs. Kerr Warmly Congratulates
Mr. Plummer Victor Active
in School Work.
O. M. Plummer was elected to mem
bership on the School Board of Port
land yesterday by the largest majority
that has ever been given a candidate
for the office In this district.
Mr. Plummer received 4120 votes, his
nearest competitor, Mrs. Mabel B. Kerr,
to whose place on the Board he suc
ceeds, receiving 1766 and It. Victoria
Hampton, the third candidate, receiv
ing 107. In, every precinct of the en
tire 42. with the exception of No. 18,
Mrs. Kerr's home precinct. Mr. Plum
mer received a good majority.
Ilea- r Vote la Cast.
The vote was comparatively heavy.
The total of votes cast was 6010, of
which 17 were rejected as defective or
Illegal. The substantial total was
thus 5995. More than 6000 votes were
cast in both the elections of 1912 and
1910. In 1911 only 3342 votes were cast.
School Clerk Thomas was not able
to make an exact estimate of the pro
portion of votes cast by men and by
women, but said that he believed the
division of the ballots was about equal.
When the Board met last night to
canvass the ballots, Mrs. Kerr looked
over the unofficial sheet on which the
tally had been kept as the returns from
each precinct had. been brought in, and
turning to Mr .Plummer, who was pres
ent, congratulated him warmly upon
his success.
Mr. Plnmmfr Active Worker.
Mr. Plummer's vote this year showed
an increase over the vote which he re
ceived in 1912 of 1192.
Mr. Plummer has for many years
taken an active Interest In school af
fairs of the city and has participated
in many of the progressive movements
In the educational work of the city. In
the school gardening movement he has
been an active worker since its inaug
uration and his activity in other child
welfare movements, such as the
Eugenic Exposition, have given him a
National repute.
Immediately after the adjournment of
the board meeting at about 11 o'clock
(Concluded on Pag 2.
Cupid Cannot Ply His Trade in Com
meiieemeiit Day Processions
in Seattle School.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 16. (Special.)
Notice Xo engaged couples shall
march together in the Baccalaureate
Sunday or Commencement day proces
sions. Such was the manifesto which abashed
a number of members of the graduat
ing class at the university yesterday
morning when the 260 seniors lined up
at Denny Hall to march to Meany Hall
for the baccalaureate sermon.
This unusual proclamation -which em
barrassed several Homeos and Juliets
of the near-alumni group did not come
from the office of Isabella Austin, dean
of women, who Is in constant conflict
with Pan Cupid, while trying to pre
vent the little god of love from making
a clean sweep among the university
undergraduates. But the regulation
was instigated by Dr. D. C. Hall and
Bnrs?r H. T. Condon, assistant mar
shals of university commencement
week, who declared upon the protests
of quite a few confused seniors that
the practice of betrothed couples
marching together during past com
mencement affairs caused considerable
"The rule is a good one," declared
Condon, "but it Is ineffective in many
cases, since neither Dr. Hall nor my
self are mind readers. The honor sys
tem is naturally adopted."
Report of Contemplated Tour Around
World Is Denied.
NEW YORK. June 16. (Special. 1
The report that Theodore Roosevelt
contemplates a round-the-world tour,
w-hich was published In several news
papers this morning, was denied today
by persons who are in a position to
Roosevelt does contemplate paying a
visit to his son, Kermit, in Brazil, and
afterwards lecturing In Argentina. His
plans, however, are not definitely made
as yet. There Is even a possibility that
he will not leave this country at all.
Roosevelt Is going out West, starting
July 9, with his two youngest sons,
Archie, who has Just graduated from
Andover, and Quentln, who is still at
Groton. He expects to be roughing It
in the West for more than two months.
?udg Cutting, Resigning, Says Poll,
tics Play Too Big Part.
CHICAGO, 111., June 16. Charles S.
Cutting, for many years Judge, of the
Probate Court here, announced tocay
that he would resign from the . hench
September 1, to resume the practice of
law. ,
"I am resigning because of the an
noyance of constantly reoccurrlng elec
tions, said Judge Cutting today. "A
man is no longer judged on his merits
as a judge. Judges are praised or
blamed according to the parties they
belong to. The constant worry and a.i
noyance of this sort of thing has been
too much for me. if It were not for
that I would gladly remain on the
Judge Cutting has been on the bench
since 1899.
Steamer on Reefs Off Sannak Island
Expected fo Break Tp.
SEATTLE. June 16. Wireless infor
mation received today by the Alaska
Coast Company from Archie McKay, at
lTnalaska, gives the first details of the
stranding of the steamship Yukon on
the reefs oft Sannak Island while
bound from Good News Bay, Bering
Sea, for Seattle, and advises the com
pany that there is no hope of saving the
The Yukon struck June 11. at high
tide. In a thick fog, and immediately
began to leak badly. The vessel is
exposed and Is expected to break up
with the first high wind. From the
first, when her engine-room filled, all
hope of floating her was abandoned.
Four men are standing by the wreck.
Wilson.' Holds Ambassadorship to
Franco for Democratic Chairman.
WASHINGTON. June 16. President
Wilson Is. still holding open the Am
bassadorship to France for William F.
McCombs, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee. Within the last
few days President Wilson cabled Mr.
McCombs inquiring whether his sojourn
In France had changed his mind about
taking the Parla embassy.
No reply has been received.
Nuggets and Gold Dust in Estate
Iieft by Ann M. Bernhart.
HUTCHINSON, Kan, June 16. A big
of gold nuggets and gold dust esti
mated to be worth $10,000 awaits any
heirs who may be found to the estate
of Mrs. Ann M. Bernhart. who died re
cently in Davenport, Iowa.
The announcement was made today
by the administrator ol the Barnhart
Mrs. Pankhurst Again Free.
LONDON, June 16. Hunger strike
once more .brought about the release
from Jail of Mrs. Emmellne Pankhunt,
the militant suffragette leader. She'
was set free from Holloway jail, owing
to ill health.
Multnomah Club Wins
With 48 Points.
Walsh, of Seattle, Sets New
Marks in Two Events.
Windnaglc Outruns Clyde lu 880
and Later Wins 440 Double
Diamond Men Second, Oregon
Third, Oregon Aggies Fourth.
100-vard dash Baker. OreEon "A
Itles, 30 1-5 seconds.
2'JO-yard dash Turenne, Seattle A.
C. 22 4-r seconds.
440-yard dash Wlndnagle, Oregon.
M seconds.
SSo-yard run Wlndnagle, Oregon.
1 minute 57 seconds.
Mile run Clyde. Seattle A. C, 4
minutes CO 3-5 seconds.
5-mile run Chandler, Vancouver
(B. C.) A. C, 2 minutes 2 1-5 sac
onds. 220-Iow hurdles Hawkins, Multno
mah, 26 seconds
120-yard high hardies Hawkins,
Multnomah. 15 S-5 seconds.
Pole vault Bcllah. Multnomah A.
C 12 feet.
Broad Jump Walter, Seattle A. C,
22 teet 2li Inches.
High Jump Woodworth. Oregon
"Aggies, 5 foet Inches.
16-pound hot Wolff, Multnomah.
43 feet 6i Inches.
16-pound hammer Walsh, Seattle
A. C, ISO feet 7 Inches.
Javelin Nelll, Oregon, lot feet 8'i
56- pound weight Walsh, Sr.ritUc A.
C. 35 feet B'.i Inches.
Discus Phllbrooic. Multnomah. m
feet S inches.
Relay Oregon (McConnell. Kay.
ITu-tgtns. Wlndnagle). 3 minutes
St 2-5 seconds.
By amiwlni: 48 points the Multno
ham Athletic Club, of Portland, won the
annual track and field championships
of the Pacific Northwest Association in
the postponed meet yesterday on
"Winged "M" field. The Seattle Ath
letic Club, former holoer of the Ama
teur Athletic Union perpetual trophy
cup, scored 37 points, the University of
Oregon 28, the Oregon Agricultural
College 20, the Vancouver (B. C.) Ath
letic Club 12, St. Johns Hip-h School 2
and. the Vancouver B. C.) Olympic and
Corvallls Commercial Clubs one point
Klve Record! Are Broken.
Five Northwestern championship rec
ords were broken.
Con Walsh, National champion ham
mer thrower, established new marks, in
both the hammer and 56-pound, globule;
Nelll, of Oregon, bettered his own Jave
lin mark, although his throw of 161
feet 9 '4 inches was below his college
standard; Chandler, of Vancouver, bet
tered his own five-mile record, while
Sam Bellaah, of Multnomah, vaulted 12
feet, a new outdoor mark for the an
nual meets In this section.
Tho new and old records are as fol
lows; 16-pound hammer Con Walsh, Seat
tle A. C, 160 feet 7 Inches, 1913. For
mer holder, D. Gillis, Vancouver. 133
feet 10 Inches. 1910.
56-pound weight Con Walsh, Seattle
A. C. 35 feet 5Vi inches. 1913. Former
holder. D. Gillis. Vancouver A. C. 34
feet 10 Vi Inches. 1910.
Javelin W. Nelll, Oregon. 161 feet
H Inches, 1913. Former holder. W.
Neill. Oregon. 145 feet 6 Inches, 1911.
Five-mile run W. Chandler. Van
couver A. C. 2S minutes. 2 1-5 seconds.
Former helder, W. Chandler, Vancouver
A. C, 26 minutes, 26 1-5 seconds.
Pole vault Sam Belial.. Multnomah.
12 feet. Former holder. A. C. Gilbert.
Multnomah, 11 feet 4 Inches. 1906.
Breeze ItetanU Sprinters.
A perfect sun shone down on th
beautiful amphitheater, but a stilt
wind swept down from the northwest
and retarded the sprints and both
hurdle races. Fair time, however, was
set in most of the track races. Wind
nagle's performance of 1:57 in the SSO
run being noteworthy. Edmundson. the
famous Seattle speed merchant, holds
the record at 1:56 2-.
Close to 1000 wildly enthusiastic fans
cheered Wlndnagle and Clyde as they
tore down the 6tretch In the half mile
test of endurance.
Wlndnagle. wearing the green of
Oregon, and Reynolds, with the orange
and black diagonal band of the Oregon
Aggies plastered across his breast, led
Clyde, of Seattle, by 30 feet at the
quarter. But the Washington lad was
game and when the athletes rounded
the turn and thundered down the homo
stretch, Wlndnagle had less than a
10-foot naar-rin on his rival, Clyde.
M'lndnagle Gets RevenaTe.
Try as he could Clyde could not mus
ter the strength for the burst and
Wlndnagle croPFed by a g-ood thre.
yards. His hope had been Rratirte-).
Clyde had defeated him at the collcsei
championships at Walla Walla May :i
by a foot. Revenge was to Oregon.
Wlndnagle also captured the 440-
tConcluded oa rao