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VOL. T.IV. XO. 16,693.
PORTLAND. OREGON. WEDNESDAY, 3IAY 27, 1914.
pr in: FIVE CENTS.
COLONEL'S DAY IN
Politics Avoided in Chat
AFRICAN TROPHIES INSPECTED
Conference With Progressives
of First Importance.
THREE AMBASSADORS MET
Crowds, C eers and Struggling to
i Shake Visitor's Hand Keminis
l cent of Campaign Days Ef
fort Brings No I'atigue.
" ' WASHINGTON, May 26. Ex-Fresl-dent
Roosevelt earned "back today to
the National Capital, where he spent
seven years as President.
Into nine hours the Colonel crowded
a speech on his South American ex
pedition, a call on President Wilson,
a political conference of first Impor
tance with the Progressives in Con
gress, a visit to the Smithsonian In
stitution to see the trophies from his
African hunt of four years ago, a
meeting with a few members of the
diplomatic corps and a dinner with his
old friends. Besides, there were a
cIojkh impromptu receptions from
crowds in the railway station, at his
hotel, in the streets and wherever he
chanced to stop for a moment.
Fatigue Not Shown.
It was such a hot and busy day
that the Colonel's collar rapidly melted
away, but he went through it all with
out showing evidence of fatigue. The
crowds, the cheers, the struggles to
shake his hand, the photographers and
all the rest were like old campaign
days. The Colonel smiled and waved
his hat continually and fired out
"Bully" and "By George, that's fine,"
The Progressive members of .Con
press were at the party headquarters
to meet him after the lecture tonight
and go over the political situation with
Sentiment Toward AVllaon Studied.
It was understood that Colonel
Roosevelt was desirous of sounding
sentiment here, particularly with ref
erence to the advisability of making
an early attack on the policies of the
Wilson Administration. The members
of Congress wished to go over the
whole field with him, learn his Ideas
regarding questions now before Con
gress and If possible map out a ten
tative plan for the coming campaign.
Colonel Roosevelt protested, how
ever, that politics was not the main
object of his visit to Washington.
"It was for science, not for politics,"
Republicans Do Not Appear.
With the exception of fils confer
ence with the Progressive Congress
men, politics played little part in his
day here. He was too busy for that.
Reports that he might meet Repub
lican leaders came to naught, for the
Colonel saw none of them.
"Not a Republican showed his head,"
ho said laughingly.
It was learned that before Colonel
Roosevelt left Oyster Bay a Republi
can member of Congress telegraphed
to him, asking for an appointment.
Colonel Roosevelt declined to discuss
the subject, but it was understood he
felt that too much already had been
crowded into the day to permit of
such a meeting.
Wilson and Colonel Kxchanse Stories.
Colonel, Roosevelt's visit with Presi
dent Wilson was perhaps of greater
interest to the public than any other
event of the day. The President and
his predecessor spent more than half
an hour together and talked of most
everything except politics. A good
deal fit the time was put in at telling
When the Colonel arrived at the
executive mansion, the President was
waiting to receive him in the red room.
The former President greeted warmly
"Jimmle'' Sloan, a secret service man,
and other White House attaches , who
served during his administrations.
"I'm very glad to see you." said the
President as he shook hands with
Colonel Roosevelt. Miss Belle Hagner,
social secretary at the White House,
who occupied a similar position during
the Roosevelt administrations, and
Secretary Tumulty were also present.
After exchange of greetings the Presi
dent led the way to the south portico
of the White House, where the cool
breezes from the Potomac made more
bt-arable the extreme heat. There lem
onade was served by Miss Hagner and
the two men sat down for a talk.
Joke Made of Klrr of Doubt,
- Ppeaking of travel, books and telling
stories, the two men seemed to enjoy
their meeting greatly. All controver
sial subjects were .avoided, but the
Colonel himself mentioned the "River
of Doubt," which he discovered in
Brazil, and joked over the controversy
A crowd of several hundred perjrons
had gathered inside the White House
grounds, and as Colonel Roosevelt ap
peared there was a burst of hand
clapping. "It was a very pleasant social visit,"
aid Colonel Roosevelt.
On his arrival in Washington Colonel
- Roosevelt went first to the Smithsonian
Institution. It was his first glimpse of
tCoaciuUed on Fay '
SOON MAY BE HAD
ULTRA-VIOLET RAYS AID IN
PKESERVIXG IJTFCSIOX. :
Xew Method to Prevent Decomposi
tion of Water Containing Salts
Makes Drink Possible.
LONDON. May 26. (Special.) In the
near future it will be possible to-order
a splash of radium water with which
to dilute one's whisky or brandy, and
the consumer, while gratifying his pal
ate, 'will be promoting simultaneously
the health of his body.
The new preparation has a direct In-
LfUBion of radium salts. Formerly ra
dium water was practically impossible
to keep because It decomposed, and fa
vored the growth of many deleterious
organisms, but a discovery was made
recently that such water could be kept
sterile by the infiltration of ultra
violet rays and the addition of car
bonic acid gas. In this case, instead of
using ordinary or distilled water, the
well-known ultra-violet rays are
passed through the water before prep
aration and the effect of carbonization
The medical faculty are increasingly
recognizing the curative properties of
redium, but one of the great difficul
ties has been the absence of a reliable
standardized water. Laboratories are to
be erected in the West End, where
medical men will be free to investigate
and where they will be in a position
to obtain water of the standard re
quired for their patients. Most of the
radium water will be retailed to the
public in special syphons. -
SALVADOR TO AID MEXICO
Capital Receives Word That 10,00 0
Would Go to War if Xecessary.
MEXICO CITY,. May 26. The Mexi
can Minister to Salvador has informed
the foreign office here- that the people
of Salvador are raising a fund to as
sist Mexico in case of a war with the
The Minister reported that about
10.000 Salvadoreans' and Ilondurans
had offered to join the Mexican army
to fight against the United States and
also that several high officers of the
Salvadorean army were, willing to en
list with the Mexicans.
DEFENDANTS WIN CASE
Receiver for Portland Trust Com
pany Loses- $3O,0 00 Suit.
ROSEBUKG, Or., May 26. (Special.)
After a deliberation of less than 20
minutes a jury in the Circuit Court
today found a verdict for the defend
ants in the case of R. S. Howard, re
ceiver of the Title, Guarantee & Trust
Company, of Portland, against L. R
and Melvina I'erbrache, of Glendale.
Suit was brought by the plaintiffs to
recover the sum of $30,000, alleged to
be due as principal and interest on
a promissory note.
The defendants made a. claim that
the note had been paid. The case will
be appealed to the Supreme Court.
FAIR PUBLICITY SOUGHT
Association Will Ask Newspaper Men
to Boost Coming Event.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 26. (Spe
cial.) Editors and newspapermen of
Vancouver and Clarke County will be
assembled by the directors of the
Clarke County Fair Association soon
to formulate plans for publicity for the
Columbia River Interstate Fair here
September 7 to 12. The meeting may
be held in Camas.
The association says the fair will be
the greatest ever held in Southwestern
Washington. There will be races and
a Wild West Show, with prizes for the
best riders and broncho busters.
TWO DROWN AT ASTORIA
Fisherman and Boat-Puller Meet
Death in Different Accidents.
ASTORIA, Or., May 26. (Special.)
John Ekholm. a fisherman employed by
the Union Fishermen's Co-operative
Packing Company, and Michael Carl
son, a boat-puller, were drowned last
night in different parts of the harbor.
Ekholm fell off a narrow plank walk
of the net racks at Hammond. The
boat-puller heard the splash and has
tened to give assistance, but Ekholm
sank before help reached him. He was
40 years old.
Carlson met death in the north chan
nel near Sand Island.
"CERTIFIED BABIES" GONE
Chicago's Moral Court Runs Out of
"Stock" in Few Days.
CHICAGO. May 26. Chicago's stock
of "certified babies" was exhausted in
less than a week. A few days ago
Judge Goodnow, of the morals court,
let it be known that his court would
offer for adoption babies who had been
passed as physically and mentally per
fect by the city psychopathic labora
tory. No others would be given and with
each baby would go a chart of its
mental traits and possibilities.
PANTS GONE; KILTIES WORN
Portland Bagpiper Wears '.scotch
Costume by Necessity.
PENDLETON. Or.. May 26. (Spe
cial.) Jock McVeagh. a member of the
Scotch Kiltie Band, of Portland, an or
ganization of nonprofessional bagpipers
who played at the Caledonian picnic at
Athena, is still wearing his kilties here
by reason of the fact that some one
stole the only pair of Americanized
trousers that he brought with him.
He expects a new pair from Portland
today, not being able to find any in
Pendleton that would suit his particu
lar style of architecture.
Mediators Agree on
LAND ISSUE NOT ABANDONED
Actual Choice of President Left
to Mexicans Themselves.
DIGNITY IS NOT WOUNDED
Some of Important Financial Trans
actions of Present Congress May
Be Recognized to Save
- Delicate Situation.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., May 26.
The actual terms and details of a plan
for the pacification of Mexico are now
under discussion by the mediation con
ference; according to an announcement
tonight by Justice Lamar. An early
agreement is now expected.
The turn In the proceedings, from a
point, where it seemed as if the land
problem might cause serious embar
rassment, to an understanding as to the
treatment of some of the delicate issues
Involved, came after a conference be
tween the mediators and the American
"Substantial Agreement'' Reported.
In his announcement Justice Lamar
"On a number of details we find
ourselves in substantial agreement.
Others are still under discussion, but
as to them, there has been no dis
agreement." From the mediators themselves It
was learned that some of the vital
points had been reached today. These
are understood to include the manner
in which the present regime in Mex
ico City would give way to a new pro
Desiring' to avoid the appearance of
having had their provisional President
chosen at an international conference,
the Mexican delegates have evolved the
plan of suggesting to the mediators a
list of names from which might be
selected several on whom the United
States would look with favor If from
it were chosen an ad interim execu
tive. Actual Choice Left to Mexican.
The actual choice of an individual
from the list of eligibles would be
sanctioned, it Is suggested, . by the
Mexican Congress. There Is reason
to believe, however, that before any
list is approved by the American Gov
ernment some tacit indorsement from
the constitutionalists must come.
The plan of pacification is known
to have for its object the establish
ment of a new provisional government.
(Concluded on Page 2)
AN OLD RANCH
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 63
degrees; minimum. fl degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, southerly winds.
Consul Sllllman says he was kept in .prison
El days by General Maaa. Page 2.
Pacification plan nears completion. Paso !
Radium highball possible new drink. Page 1.
Ledyard'a memory not like Mellen's. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
T. M. C. A. graduation exercises to be held
Friday. Fa go Jii,
Colonel crowds much into nine hours in
Washington. Page 1
Roosevelt defends claim to being- real dis
Jacob Riis, ill long, dies of heart trouble
at Summer home. Page S.
Seattle pastor says he refused to be "held
up" for entertainment guaranty. Page ii.
Republican leaders cheer suggestions oft?
party reunion. Pago 6.
Captain Griffiths may try to plead guilty.
Page 20. V
Coast League results: Portland 3. Los An
geles 3; San Francisco 1', Sacramento 1
13 innings); Oakland B. Venice 3. Page 6.
Northwestern League results: Seattle 6,
, Portland 1; Tacoma 3, Victoria 1; Vancouver-Spokane
game postponed. Page 6.
Whalen's 4-year-old gelding takes Metro
politan handicap. In record time. Page 7-
Mrs. peter Kerr turned In remarkable score
in Oregon golf tournament. Page 7.
Ritchie Is badly beaten by "White in ten
round go. Page 7;
Portland interscholastlc track meet to be
h-ltt at Multnomah Fluid tomorrow.
Lewis ton business men don overalls to trans
form hill into boulevard. Page b.
Many Improvements have been made In
Ko3eburg, says Addison Bennett. Page's.
Commercial and Marine.
Large crops on Coast point to low prices of
leading cereals. Page 21.
"Wheat drops sharply at Chicago on esti
mate of huge crop la Kansas. Page 21..
"Wall street stock dealings smallest of year.
Quarantine regulations against vessels from
bubonic plague ports apply to those from
Seattle. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity. y
City's salary increase will total $17,788.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 21.
Queen Thelma and royal suite guests at
Baker Theater. Page 16.
S. "W. Green, 68 years old, bound over on
charge of Marian Hoffman, 17 years old.
School Board selects teachers for coming
year. Page 1.
SHOOT KING'S HORSE PLOT
Militants Drink to Success of Con
spiracy in Champagne.
LONDON, May 27.
press says today that
been notified of a plot
spear. King George's
Derby, which is to be
The Daily Ex
the police have
to shoot Brake
. entry in . the
i run at Epsom
adds that at a
The Dally Express
meeting of militant s
night success to the
plot was drunk
AGGIE GETS APPOINTMENT
Teaching Fellowship ; in Pennsyl
vania State College Awarded.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis. May 26. Special.) J. J.
Morris,, a senior in this year's class in
horticulture, has received an appoint
ment to a fellowship in the Pennsyl
vania State College.
The position gives an-opportunity to
study for a graduate degree while re
ceiving a salary of t600 a year for
HAND SIZING UP AN APPREHENSIVE MULE.
NOT LIKE filELLEN'S
New Haven Ex-Director
Wants to Testify.
"WHOLE TRUTH" IS PROMISED
Reference to Waiving Immun
ity Touches Tender Spot.
SUBPENA IS WITHDRAWN
Special Examiners to Inspect Mor-
gan Books and Papers Story of
Efforts to IMnd William
Kockefeller Is Told.
"WASHI ,iay 26. Directors.
past and present, of the New York, New
Haven & Harttord Railroad will be
placed on the witness stand next
Wednesday when the Interstate Com
merce Commission resumes its Inves
tigation of the New Haven's affairs.
This was announced today by Commis
sion officials, who announced that Wil
liam Skinner, Henry K. McHarg. Ed
ward Milligan, Alexander Cochrane and
D. Newton Barney were among the ad
ditional directors subpenaed. Present
at the brief session today ready to tes
tify were Lewis Cass Ledyard and
Laurence Minot, ex-directots, and J. S.
Elton, now a member of the board.
Morarnu Hooka to Be Jxamlned.
The hearing was adjourned In order
that special examiners of the Com
mission may inspect -the books of J.
Pierpont Morgan & Company and
personal papers of the late J.
Pierpont Morgan, as they relate to
transactions of the New Haven Rail
road. This development came as the
result of a statement made by J. Pier
pont Morgan In New York yesterday to
the effect that the records of his firm
and his father's personal records still
are available and ready for production
before any- proper tribunal.
Examiner Francis H. McAdam of the
Commission, who has been in New
York in an effort to ascertain the phys
ical condition of William Rockefeller,
notified Chief Counsel Folk today that
Mr. Rockefeller's physician said his
patient had had another throat attack
and could not be seen for a few days.
Ledyard "Wants to Testify.
At the brief session today, Mr. Led
yard said he wanted to go on the stand
and refute ome of the testimony given
last wetek by Charles S. Mellen. ex
president of the New Haven. A let
ter addressed to him by Mr. McChord,
in which he was informad that the
subpena served on him had been with
drawn, but that if he desired he could
(Concluded on Page 2
LONDON" PEOPLE "AltM" THEM
SELVES AGALYST ATTACK.
Window Smashing Campaign Vigor
ously Renewed, Under Stimu
lus of Exasperation.
LONDON.-May 26. The refusal of
King George to see a suffragette dep
utation and alleged needless brutality
on the part of the police In resisting
their attempt to reach the palace ap
pear to have exasperated the mili
tants. Window smashing in London now is
of nightly occurrence. A party of
militants invaded Kensington Square
Gardens tonight, smashing windows of
the houses bordering on one side of
the square. The occupants of the
houses on the other side formed a
guard, the members of which were
armed with pails of boiling water, to
watch for the women.
Eight of the, militants who were
sentenced in connection with the raid
on Buckingham Palace on May 21 were
released from Holloway Jail today.
They gained their liberty by hunger
UNIFORM ACT IS FAVORED
"Blue Sky Law" Alike in All States
Urged by R. Watson in Letters.
SALEM, Or., May 26. (Special.) In
letters sent to the Secretaries of State
throughout the country, Ralph Wat
son, Corporation Commissioner, urges
the necessity of drafting a uniform
"Blue Sky I-aw." He suggests that a
convention of commissioners having
duties similar to his be held for the
purpose of drafting and discussing the
"I understand that some 32 states
have enacted blue sky laws," he says
In his letter, "and that similar bills
are to be presented in many additional
states. Such legislation, it seems to
me, should be as nearly uniform as
DALLAS CARNIVAL OPPOSED
Event Sanctioned for AVcck Before
Chautauqua Despite Objections.
DALLAS, Or., May 26. (Special.)
DesDlte obiection on th nart of th
Commercial Club and pressure brought
to bear on the City Council to have
that body refuse the use of the streets,
a. carnival will be .held here June 15.
16, 17 .and is, under the auspices of
the Business Men's Club.
Owing to the fact that the Chau
tauqua follows a week after the close
of the carnival, the Commercial Club
took the stand that nothing should
be permitted to show In the city that
would interfere In any way with the
success of the Chautauqua. The Coun
cil refused to revoke Its action after
it sanctioned the carnival.
NEW HEAT RECORD IS MADE
Strawberry Growers and Truck
Gardeners Suffer Much Damage.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May "26 A new
heat record for the year in Western
Missouri and Eastern Kansas was made
today. St. Joseph reported a maximum
temperature of 90 degrees, and at To
peka, Kan., the mercury reached that
The mark established in Kansas is
within one degree of the record for this
date in 27 years. Stsawberry-growers
and truck gardeners reported damage
to their crops as a result of the warm
and dry weather.
SCHOOL BOOKS SHUFFLED
Vancouver High Entered and Con
tents of Desks Piled Together.
-VANCOUVER, Wash., May 26. (Spe
cial.) Someone entered the Vancouver
High School building last night and
emptied the 350 desks in the assembly
room and piled all of the books in a
heap on the rostrum, where they were
found this morning.
Classes were delayed about three
quarters of an hour this morning, but
It -will be several days before all the
books will be returned to their owners.
Students are blamed for the )jrank.
CLEAN CITY,0RDERS MAYOR
Removal of Rubbish Before Rose
Festival Is Requested.
Mayo Albee yesterday issued a. re
quest tor a general cleanup of weeds
and unsightly rubbish piles In the resi
dence districts In preparation for the
Rose Festival celebration. He Instruct
ed the police and health officials to
conduct the campaign and asks the
public to co-operate,
"We want to have a clean city . for
the Rose Festival," said the Mayor.
MORE QUAKES FELT DAILY
Rumors Circulated in Catania That
Several Lives Have Been Lost.
CATANIA, May 26. Earthquakes
which have been felt daily since the
disastrous week of May 8 became more
Rumors were circulated that several
persons had lost their lives in the out
lying districts, -but official reports
made no mention of any casualties.
Mr. Booth to Talk at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER. Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) R. A. Booth, Republican nom
inee for the United States Senate, will
deliver the address here Saturday when
the Canby Poet, G. A. R., will observe
Memorial day at the Idlewilde Ceme
tery. The children of the city public
schools will participate in the programme.
YEAR S TEACHERS
850 in School's Civil
MOST PROBATIONERS ARE KEPT
Only Four, Already Notified,
MARRIAGES PROVIDED FOR
Over Score Are Employed to 1111 Va
cancies and 3 6 Keserves Are
Engaged Clerk Thomas
At a closed executive session yester
day afternoon the School Board prac
tically completed its task of electing
teachers to serve for the school year of
1914-1915, as well as for the Summer
session, which begins June 29.
A large majority of tho teachers,
approximately 850, are on the perma
nent list, created by the civil service
provisions of the 1913 school law,
which stipulates that all teachers who
have been elected for the third time
need not pass through the formality
Under-Time Teachers Kept.
Many of the present corps of tvach
ers, however, have not been elect d f or
the third year. These are classified
under the new law. as probationary
teachers, and must stand for re-election
until they automatically enter the
permanent list. Virtually all of these
probationary teachers were re-elected
In all only four teachers were
dropped, and these were. In reality,
notified of their impending dismissal at
least two and one-half months ago.
The law requires that acting teachers
must be given that much notice of dis
missal. Their positions were declared
vacant by the Hoard yesterday.
Nearly all of the teachers who are
to serve in the Summer schools were
announced some time ago. Since then,
however, new Summer schools have
been arranged. Teachers were chosen
for these positions yesterday.
Over Score Kew Teachers Selected.
In addition, about a dozen new hlh
school teachers and 14 new elementary
school teachers were selected to fill
Thirty-six reserve teachers on salary
were chosen to supply vacancies that
are certain to result before the open
ing of the Fall term of school, in Sep
tember. This was done because the
Board felt that better teachers are ob
tainable 1 in May than in September.
Experience has shown that at least
that many teachers have been required
in former years to fill new positions
and vacancies caused by unannounced
weddings and resignations for other
reasons. Good teachers are also re
quired as substitutes. The Hoard
guarantees these teachers that posi
tions will be available in the respective
One new principal H. C. Seymour, of
Dallas, was chosen yesterday to serve
as principal of the Kennedy School.
In many instances, for various rea
sons, teachers were transferred.
Clerk Thoaua Re-Elected.
R. H. Thomas, who has served as
clerk of the Board for the past six
years, was re-elected unanimously.
Hugh Krum, the truant officer, and
T. Walter Glllard, his assistant, were
M. O. Evans, supervisor of gardens,
was elected to serve for the months of
July and August.
L. R, Alderman, City Superintendent,
and his two assistants, -L. A. Grout and
C. A. Rice, still have a year to serve
under their present contracts, and their
names did not come up for re-election.
It was reported that Mr. Alderman
would ask the Board, at this time, to
continue his present contract a year
longer, but he did not do. so yesterday.
The following were elected as reg
ular teachers to fill vacancies In the
Marie A. Gorman, 73 Brooklyn street,
city, Belllngham Normal, Washington; Mary
A. McCormik. Lebanon, Or., ninth Brad'-,
Brooklyn; Mildred Kruse, 217 Eleventh
street, city, seventh grade, Clinton Kelly;
Mary Z. Harper, 47s Jat Court street,
Welser, Idaho, fifth grade. Clinton Kelly;
JejSdie Merle Bibee, ttoS Clackamas street,
city, fifth grade, Creston; Helen .Mur
ray. Sherwood, JR. I). No. 2. Or., eighth
grade, Creston; Kdlth O. Smith, 730 Fern
avenue, city, fifth grade, Holman; C. V.
Kiigore, St. Helena, eighth grade. Highland;
Ida Menzies. 630 East Thirty-ninth street,
city, sixth grade, Lents; Helen K. Breeu, 911
Sherman avenue. Hood River, Or., slxtli
grade, Sellwood; Oeraldine Cartraelt, 1068
North College street, Decatur, 111., depart
ment of grammar, Shattuck; Loretta M.
Chapman. Lents. R. No. 1, Or., fourth grade,
Vernon; Nellie Paulsen. Newberg. Or., fifth
grade. Vernon; H. C Seymour, Dallas, Or.,
principal of Kennedy School.
Of the present -corps of probationary
teachers, who have not yet served two
years and who are therefore not on the
permanent list, the following were re
elected Ijy the Board yesterday for tho
Allen School Ida May Manley. Craca
Alneworth School Anna Hubbard. Lula.
Keller. Genelev Eckelson.
Albina Uomesucd School Queene Adams.
Willa Shepard. r
Arleta School Blouise Clouse. Grace
Rudd, Margaret West, Helen Chandler.
Genevieve Kirkpatrlck, Mathilda Thomp
son. Brooklyn School Margaret Sampson,
Ethel Bryan, Ellrabeth Carotheri. Elizabeth
Walker. Ada Osfleld.
Buckman Sciiool Minnie Kinney, Laura
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