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TRAIL BLAZERS IN
Pioneers Crack Jokes,
Laugh' and Sing.
tOYE OF 'OLD OREGON' THRILLS
"Father" Flinn, 98, Is Storm
L Center of Felicitations.
'BOYS' AND 'GIRLS' AT FEED
Poverty's Sting Felt by Soma Visitors
J8 Only Touch of ratios Ezra
Sleeker lecture and "Camp
fire" F1U Evening.
I OFFICERS ELECTED BT OREGON
I nOMISEB ASSOCIATION.
a President T. T. Geer, 1881.
i Vice-President Charles B. Moore.
1 185J. "
t Secretary George H. Hlme. i5S-
J Tmnni Charles E. Ladd. 185J.
Directors John W. Mlnto, 14S
t Henry JU Pittoek, 1853; Nathan K.
Those pioneer men and women who
assembled In Portland yesterday for
their forty-second annual reunion are
not so old as the dates of thelf Immi
gration to Oregon seem to Indicate.
They are a pretty spry lot, those old
folks, and are able to knock about
with more apparent ease and comfort,
for their age, than are the members
of the present generation.
None of that wonted sadness and
gloom that too often are associated
with the life and character of the
pioneers was present yesterday. At
any rate It- didn't make its appear
ance on the surface.
Jokes Swapped and Backs Slapped.
Contrarlly, they were a joyful, hap
py crowd. They , got together and
talked In small groupB and in pairs,
they exchanged anecdotes, swapped
Jokes, slapped . one . another on the
back, laughed and -sang and hopped
about like the tama number of school
children on a picnic
It must be glorious to be a pioneer.
What seems to be an, Impressive
note in a gathering such as that; in
deed, what seems to be the character
istic of the whole picturesque specta
cle is the undeflled loyalty to Oregon.
They 8 wear by this old state.
Some Hardahlpa Poorly Paid.
Borne of them. It Is painfully appar
ent, have not fared so well In world's
goods as their early sufferings and
hardships entitle them to, but they are
full of gratitude for their long and
happy life In Oregon and possess more
r.l confidence in the future of the
state than the best real estate pros
pectus that ever was written.
Another elegant commentary that'
betrays their love for the state of their
adoption Is that so many of them chose
to live In Oregon after giving from
half a dozen to a score of other sec
tions what. In these days, they call the
Borne of the older ones started from
back In Pennsylvania or from points
farther East, settled successively in
Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska and
ether way points, giving each a thor
ough tryout, but continuing their west
ward movement until they reached
Oregon Here they stuck.
They Didn't Go Back, but Stayed.
The cynio may observe that they
couldn't go much further without dis
puting the right of way with the Pa
cific Ocean, but then they could have
turned at right angles and gone either
to California or to Washington. Or
they could havo turned around and
But they didn't: they feU In love
with Oregon. It was an abiding love.
It-jstlll abides just as true and Just
as verdant now as It was when first
Every last man and woman of them
Is a natural boomer for "old Oregon,"
as they express it.
It was a busy day for most of them,
but they stuck it out from the first in
formal meetings of the morning until
the lust imaginary ember of the "camp
tire" at night had died away.
i. ..n-t until late afternoon that
they really got down to tha formal pro
f'iiii'H of the reunion. That was i
brief meeting at the Masonic Temple,
at which Joseph L. Carter, of Hood
Kiver. president of the association,
presided. A brass band provided pa
"Father" Flinn Felicitated.
- "Fihr" John Flinn. 1850, who re
cently celebrated his 9Sth birthday
renounced the invocation. "Father"
Flinn received many felicitations
throughout the day and was the subject
.of continued attention. .
Mavor Albee extended a formal ad
dress of welcome and recounted the
debt of loyalty and gratitude that the
people of Oregon owe to the pioneer
settlers of the state. He bade them
make themselves at home and to enjoy
the hospitality of tne people of Fort-
land to their hearts' content. Presi
dent Carter responded!
In the absence of Judge Grant B.
Lnlclc of Oregon City, Judge M. C
George, of Portland, delivered the an
nual address. He referred jokingly to
the fact that, for nearly 60 years, he
has bean attending services conducted
WOMEN GIVE SKIN
TO SAVE L-IFE OF BABE, 6 EVEN
Success of Operation on Little Sarah
Green, Aged 3, Will Not Bo
Known for Week.
MEDFORD, Or.. June 18. (Special.)
Seven Medford society women, whose
names -are withheld, today gave 150
square Inches of skin from their bodies
to save the life of little Sarah Green,
aged three years, who was seriously
burned while playing with matches at
the 401 Ranch, three weeks ago.
The doctor who performed the opera
tion declared the women were heroines.
None of them took an anesthetic for
the operation and all were averse to
any praise or publicity. '
The success of the operation mu ni
be known for a ween, wneu. "
bandages will be removed. Skin was
grafted on the little girl's arms, side
and face. '
WINE HELD AS EVIDENCE
District Attorney Will Sue Express
Company for Covering label.
cat.-ictw nr .- June 18. (Special.)
District Attorney Klngo today declined
to return to the Rose City Importing
rnm7,nav. of Portland, a gallon of
wine shipped tQ J- A. Benjamin, f this
city, announcing that Be intenueu. .
use it as evidence against me
Northern Express Company.
The wine was confiscated Dy me
police upon order of Governor West,
who alleged that It was Intended for
J. A. Benjamin, Assistant
General. It was announced that the
package was improperly labeled, but
investigation proved that the -company
shipping It was not at fault. Tne label
had been covered by a laoei di wi
nepress company, and Mr. wos
he will try to have the express com
BIER RECONCILES COUPLE
r a rents of Helen Mesow, Blind Sing
er, Sleet at Her Casket.
OAKLAND, Cal., June 18. A sorrow
ful meeting In the Coroner's office
over the body of their daughter. Miss
Helen Mesow, the blind singer, who
was found dead In her apartment two
days ago, reconciled Mr. and Mrs.
Frank H. Mesow, her parents. They
rhad been estranged for months, and.
according to relatives, were preparing
for a divorce. '
Investigation of the singer's death
was dropped today with the decision
that she had died from an overdose of
headache powders. . '
$1.14 FUND IS RETURNED
Class Treasurer, After Four Tears,
Takes Surplus Back to University.
EUGENE. Or, June 18. Roy Keats
Terry, a young lawyer of Portland,
campaign manager for Gus Moser,
gubernatorial candidate In the recent
election, is in Eugene to relieve his
conscience to the extent of 11.14. For
four years Terry has held this sum
In trust for his classmates.
He was a graduate of the class of
1910, and during his senior year served
In that terrific capacity of class treas
urer. He left with a surplus in tne
treasury. The surplus is to do omciai
ly delivered today.
COLONEL HAS BAD CHILL
Attack Explained as Result of Jungle
Fever and to Be Expected.
SOUTHAMPTON, June 18. Colonel
-n.it suffered a sharp emu on
board the tender today as he was em
barking for America. He declined as-
nistunce at the gangway going on
board, but retired immediately to his
Tr w exDlained that the attack
was due to the Jungle fever and "
r.- have been expected."
The Colonel broke silence just be
fore leaving the quay to -say that he
would not run for Governor of New
PRIVATE SHIP IN CANAL
Santa Clara Is First of Kin Allowed
to Pass Through Lock's.
PANAMA. June 18. The first pri
vately-owned ship entered the canal.
which heretofore has been sacred to
Government vessels when the Santa
Clara of the - Pacific-Atlantic Steam-
.hin rnmnanv -passed through the
Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks to
The steamer carried the members of
the diplomatic corps and many other
SENATOR IS SPRY AT 85
"Uncle lk" Stephenson Celebrates
Birthday With Bright Carnation.
WASHINGTON, June 18. "Uncle Ike'
Stephenson, the oldest Senator, cele
brated his eighty-fifth birthday today
by appearing In the Senate Chamber
wearing a bright red carnation.
Senator Stephenson Is one of the most
regular attendants at the Senate ses-
cin, and the rigors of a Summer's
sitting In Washington have no terrors
for him. "
Servia Sides With Greece.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 18 Servia
has warned the Porte that she would
not be able to remain on friendly terms
with Turkey In the event of a war with
SCENTED IN TREATY
Nicaraguan Affair to Be
BRYAN IS GALLED TO TESTIFY
Secretary Admits Americans
Control Railway and Bank.
NATION'S PAYROLL PADDED
Colombian Treaty Proposing to Give
Republic $5,000,000 Made Pub'
lie Minister Denies Money '
Will Be Misspent.
WASHINGTON. June 18. A sweeping
investigation of the relations between
the Nicaraguan government and Ameri
can bankers Interested In that republic
and the part the State Department may
have played In Nicaraguan affairs
nmhnhiv win ha undertaken by the
Senate foreign relations committee in
the near future.
Before the committee consents to
ratify the proposed treaty witn
Nicaragua, it Is practically certain that
it will use every means In Its power
to obtain all possible Information which
win haar on the treaty and what It
Americans Control Road and Bank.
Secretary Bryan and Charles A.
Douglass, attorney for the Nicaraguan
rovmniit were before tne com
mittee for several hours today dls
cussing the treaty, which would give
tha United States lnter-oceanio canai
rights and naval bases in exchange for
83,000,000 and the practical estaDiisn-
ment of a protectorate over tne cen
tral American country.
Ouestioned by members of the com
mittee,. Mr. Bryan said that American
bankers own 61 per cent of the stock,
of the Nicaraguan railway and that
the other 49 per cent was hypothecate
for 81.000.000 to the same bankers ana
Is now in danger of being sold unoer
foreclosure proceedings. He said yart
of the 83.000,000 might be used to pre
vent such foreclosure and allow
Nicaragua to retain a large Interest in
her railroads. Mr. Bryan also said that
the same bankers control 61 per cent
of the stock of the .Nicaraguan na
Committee Desires to Know.
These two statements were heard
with interest by members of the com
mittee. They are said to desire to
learn how Nicaragua turned over her
railroad and her- national bank, to
Interest was shown also in tne ques-
(Concluded on Ifage 8.)
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, The Weather.
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature.
degrees; minimum, 57 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly win a.
American reply to Hnerta delegates given
out. Page 2. .
Spilt between Villa and Carranaa complete.
Administration less hopeful about Mexican
situation. Fags z.
Asqutth capitulates to militants.
Nicaraguan treaty to be investigated w
Senate. Page 1.
Senate leaders cleverly put over "mileage
grab." Pag- 3.
liulu yardo," new dance, sprung en New
YnrlrAn M New Yorkers. Page 1.
Prisoner who shanghaied substitute and as-
caped Is recaptureo. i-ag a.
Charge made that Indian chliaren were
svourged at scnooi rase .
Washington Republicans adopt platform
running gamut of live uuraea Page 1
Ex-President Kane, of Washington Univer
sity, defends ex-assoclates. Page 6.
Society women of Medford give 160 square
Inches of cuticle to save life of babe.
Bandon, Or., is beehive of many industries,
says Addison Bennett. Page 6.
Crimson has odds over Blue In Harvard-
Yale meet. Page T.
Coast Lea rue results Sacramento o. rn-
land O: San KTancisco o.
Venice 2, Loa Angeles 1. Page .
Snicv race bill prepared for Html
meet tomorrow, j-a-so i.
McCredle suspended Indefinitely by Presi
dent Baum. Page .
... .i Tjt.niM remits Portland 0.
Spokane S; Seattle 6. Tacoma 8; Victoria
10, Vancouver 1. Page S.
!r!ldnt GUmore says publlo la tired of
baseball peonage. Pace 7.
Commercial and alartna.
Trading in prune futures checked by high
prices. Page 19.
Wheat firm at Chicago on large export
sAlea Pace 19.
Better showing made' by New Tork and
London stock markets. Page 18.
German bark Egon fixed to take grain at
low rate. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Early-day trail blazers frollo and sing at
annual reunion. ago i.
Fifteen hundred pioneers enjoy annual ban
quet. Page 14.
Woodlawn school wins sweepstake blue rib
bon In garden contest, rage a.
W. Harder, pioneer railroad man, passes
away. Page 14.
Continuous school sessions proposed by su-
nerintendent. Page 8.
Salary of School Superintendent raised to
$5000. page s-Non-Partisan
League asks Governor te ap
point commission to make tax code
City Commission turns down all of Commit-
. i T-i i i.' . :. ln.MuuuL Pare 1U.
Commissioner DIeck explains delay fn start
ing paving projects, rage .
Two milk Inspection contests . show hlgn
stores. Page 9.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 19.
Eastern Greeters en route home from Los
Angeles meeting are enieruuneo. nere,
Oreson'lndian fighters make plea for Fed.
eral pensions. Page 14.
ANESTHETIC CAUSES DEATH
m Tnrii Allen Passes Away In
.Dentist's Chair at Oorvallis.
CORVALXJS. Or., June 18. (Special.)
While being placed under the Influ
ence of chloroform at a dental office
here today Mrs. Tom Allen, of Kings
Valley, died of paralysis of the heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen came from Kings
Valley this morning that Mrs. Allen
might have teeth extracted. She ex
pressed a desire for chloroform, and a
physician was called. According to the
physician her pulse appeared to be reg
ular and strong. )
COMING TO PORTLAND THEN AND
IS OH LI ISSUES
BROKEN FAITH IS CHARGED
Platform Adopted That AH in
BULL MOOSE INTERESTED
Development of Alaska Atmxa 1
Arbitration of Industrial Dis
putes Favored and Other
Declarations Arc Made.
TACOMA. Wash.. June 18. (Special.)
Old scenes of the days before the pri
mary election law were today enacieo
in Tacoma at the Republican state con
vention, called to adopt a party piat
form, and It was adopted amid such ap
plause and enthusiasm as have not been
seen at a political gathering in i-
since Mead won the Governorship.
The convention adjourned at t:2
o'clock tonight, after having been in
. ... in-30 A. M.. and it adopt
ed a platform that had the approval of
the most ardent progressive and sanest
conservative and one that runs mo
gamut of present-day-live issues.
n.mMTiti Are Scored.
The platform scores the National
, Administration, calls for
" .,.r,lon of the direct primary law
so as to compel declaration of party
,.,.,.. t the time of registration.
and asks for the enactment of a statute
to compel each political party to hold
a convention every two years, preced
ing a state primary.
Platform, which was the sole
business of the convention, contained a
plank demanding a radical uecrea.
Krrtn of state taxation and pledg
ing Republican candidates to a policy
. .... .u-nnnmv consistent With
O L Bkriv.c, " -
.MM.nt nubile service.
n .itinn ta child labor was pledged.
and a clause In favor of arbitration of
Industrial disputes, where Questions of
wages er hours of service are invo.veu.
was Included. A State i-aoor
mission was suggested as the author
lty to act as arbiter.
Irrlaratlon Code Urged.
The platform declared In favor of
enactment of a state irrigation
the enactment ef a stringent cor
rupt practices act, of a law compelling
political parties to define clearly their
positions on public questions and a law
that will prohibit an Individual enter
ing a party primary as a candidate un
less he shall agree to Indorse and sup.
portr If elected, the platform ana pro
(Concluded on Page 4.)
"LULU FARDO," NEW
DANCE, IS A "LULU"
NEW YORKERS 8PRINO BIG HIT
FROM GAY PAREK.
As 3 runic Gets Livelier, Step Ctonte
Quicker, Then You Snap Your
Fingers and Clap Hands.
NEW TORK, June 11. (Special)
Do you dance the "Lulu FarooT
not, there la no need for apology, be
cause the dance Is brand new, or at
least that was the claim made for It
tonight when It was introduced by the
Challff Dancing School alumni. It Is
of Portuguese origin and has made a
big hit In Paris and Vienna. Louis IL
Challff explained. The danoe Is easy;
anybody could see .that, and has only
about four steps in It, against the
dosen or more , of the tango and
Tou start ahead for four measures
and the muslo gets livelier, and then
there are four quick steps and then
four slow ones, like the "one-step."
Then comes a two-step measure, where
you can turn and point your foot, like
the maxlxe. This for eight measures.
Finally you separate from your part
ner, as In the Spanish dance, snap the
fingers at the beginning of the meas
ure and clap, the hands on the last
This lasts for eight measures' and
then you begin all over again.
MORE AUTHORITY SOUGHT
McAdoo Asks Congress to Help lllm
Seek Out Income Tax Djdgers.
WASHINGTON. June II. Greater
authority for treasury agents who soon
will be placed on the trail of the In
come tax dodgers was sought from
Congress today by Secretary McAdoo.
He sent to the House a proposed
amendment to the Income tax law
which would enlarge and make more
specific, the 'power of tha Internal
revenue commissioner to compel
corporations to furnish the names of
stockholders and the dividends they
receive and would require persons and
corporations subject to the law to give
free access to their books.
RECORD CROPS IN SIGHT
Eastern Waslilngton and Northern
Idaho Y'lelds Are Overflowing.
If weather conditions remain favor
able. Eastern Washington and North
ern Idaho will have the biggest crops
this year in their history, says R. B.
Miller, traffic manager of the O.-W.
R. e N. Company, who returned yes
terday from a trip over the Wash
The grain prospects are particularly
good. The fruit crop Is better than
normal. Farmers are busy, packing
and shipping cherrlea. Heavy ship
ments of fresh cherries now are going
from points on our line to New Tork
and other Eastern cltlei."
WRIT DODGED IN BIPLANE
Junanese Aviator Kahiara Flics
From Constablo and $123 Lien
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 18. T
Kashlara. said otice to have been a star
nvlntor in the Mikado's army, hid In
the clouds today when Deputy Con
stable Myers tried to attach his biplane
for a 8125 lien, according to My era
The constable found every machine In
Its hangar In Hyde Park aviation field
except Kashlara'a -With the aid of
field glass. Myers located a rapidly
vanishing speck In the heavens, which
he decided must be Kashlara and hi
SHAMROCK LOSING' KEEL
Four or Five Tons of Lead Kemoved
From Upton's Challenger.
SOUTHAMPTON, June IS. Four or
five tons of lead -have been removed
from the fore end of the keel of bhatn
rock IV. Sir Thomas Lipton's chal
longer for the America's cup. This
constitutes about one-sixth of th
length of the lead keel.
The alteration is regarded In some
....rtorn as drastic, but Charles F.
Nicholson.-designer, says he is hope
ful that it will enable the boat to find
hr bearings more quickly In light
"MOON WEATHER" DECRIED
Department of Agriculture Classes
Belief as Superstition.
WASHINGTON. June 18. Astrology
is branded as a superstition by the De
partment of Agriculture In Its curren
weekly news letter. uiscusaing in
Question whether the planets affect th
weather, tho Department declared:
"The belief still to be, found in all
countries, that the planets and th
moon do affect the weather, never had
any scientific basis whatever; It
onlv a remnant of the many superstl
Hons generated and fostered by that
other greater superstition, astrology.'
BORDEN WILL NOT APPEAR
Millionaire Served In Divorce bu
feajs He Is Going Abroad.
NEW TORK. June 18. Gall Borden
the millionaire milk dealer, was serve
with a summons and complaint today 1
the action for divorce instituted by
tin Helen M. Borden. The action was
r.rAiitlv filed In a California court
The complaint charges desertion.
Mr. Borden said he would not be abl
to answer It In person, since he was
going to Europe
TO RECEIVE HE
remier Capitulates to
HUNGER THREAT TURNS TIDE'
Suffragette Begins Fast oa
House of Commons Steps.
KIER HARDIE IS MEDIATOR
DrtlUli blatPsmau Acta to Sate
Woman lom Starvation Poller,
Acting 1'ndr-r Ordrrs, I-cl
Militants Have Wj.
LONDON, June 18 Premier Asqutta
today capitulated to the suffragettes.
Ha consented to receive a deputation of
East End working women-In Downing
Miss Sylvia rankhursfs attempt to
carry out her '.hreat of a hunger strike
at the entrance of the House of Com
mons until the Tremler yielded to the
demand that he listen to a delegation
of women was largely responsible for
the Prime Mliilater's decision. The ef
forts of J. Klor Hsrdle. the Socialist
Independent leader of Parliament, mat
George Lanseury. an ei-nitmoir.
helped the mlUtaat suffragette leader
to bring the Tremler to his tne.
fast Parliament Mesa Rrgss,
The victory Is a distinct one, because
Sylvia Pankhurst was arrestee, bdojii
a week ago for attempting to lead a
proceasloa of East End women to West
minster to demand the audience wmua
Mr. Asqulth Bow has promised.
Holloway Jail opened Its d.mrs to
night to releaae Miss Pankhurst. who
was weak and pale after ner eignin
successive hunger strike, but still de
termined. She drove to Westminster
Immediately In a motor car witn a
woman chauffeur and rebuffed J. Kiar
Hardle's efforts to persuade her te s
bums. She was slttu g on the aleps
of the ceatral entrance to larllaroeot
House, propped up with cushions end
supported In the arms of friends, when
Mr. Lansbury came out with the news
of Asquith's surrender.
N arses Attead Miss raakkara.
The militants' plan were effectlrely
arranged, as usual. When their leader
emerged from Holloway Jail on the
arm of two attendants a motor car
raa waiting, filled with cushions. 1 wo
urses took charge of her and propped
her up. A group of militants had gath
ered outside Westminster and when the
ear drove up swiftly thry crlad:
A force of police ws on dul, but.
apparently under Instructions, tmr
made no objection when ma mscnin
entered the palace ystd under Hlg Bun.
This Is the members' private ntrsn-a
and always has been forblddin grouna
to the militants. Crowds began tu as
semble and the police were reint .rcea.
but thoy maintained an atlituua oi
llardle Acta aa Medlaor.
K-I.r llardle emerged from the Houee
bareheaded and talked with Mies 'eik-
hur.t for three minutes, then, wua in.
chief of police, Mr. llardle mad three
Journeys between the House and the
car, obviously acting as a go-between
In the negotiations. fyivie ta.aea
with him In a weak whisper.
Seemingly the Independent ioor
member's efforts were a isuura, mr
after th third conference. Ml Noia
Kmyth. who wa MiM Pankhurst
lieutenant, announced to tne
-W ar going to the Hous of Com
mon to lt on th lepa
Mr. Hardl announced to th crowd
that th militant leader had requeat-d
admission to th House, which wa r-
fused. , .
rentier' Motlv Merelfai.
The engine of the car again lrwd
nd the nmchln drew up at th publlo
entrance to th House of Common.
Women carefully arranged th cushion
on th lP " N"""1 fi'vl ouU
while th police shoved back tha spec
tator Miss I'anhurst remained un
molested for 1(1 minutes. Then Mr.
Lansbury appeared with -the aews of
p,.ir.iH Asaulth's decision.
save her from death by starvation.
The police raided the houses of thre
The police raided the nouses oi
militants today In eearcn oi
n.nera, Mies Barbara V II
..,...1 thla fact at a meeting
.k. -women'a Social and
Union, but said they found nothing.
'SMITHY' RUN OVER, UNHURT
Longfellow's Torgrr With "Iro"
Bands" Has KUal in SU-m.
SALEr, Or, Jun. 18 (f pedal)
Joseph Schlndler, a Mack.n.UU. dem
onstrated that he. Ilk. LongfeHoW.
Village Blacksmith." has muscles an.l
bones as strong a. Iron bands when h.
was run over by n sutomoblle, lut
escaped without a scratch,
A bicycle which h riding, how
ever, did not far so well, tor Itw.s
reduced to a scrap heap.
Enos Martin, driver of th utomo
bile, ay h did not see Mr. B hlndler
until bis car was nearly on th nun.
The blacksmith and bis wheel wer
knocked several feet and the car
passed ovtr both.
jtCoaoiaded, ea Pas U)