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Payment Is Called "Be
'HALF-WAY MEASURE' WRONG
"If Mr. Bryan Is Right," Pres
j,i cnce on Isthmus Is Wrong.
NATION OPEN TO DERISION
Colonel Declares 'Wilson and Bryan
Have Made United States "Plg-
lire of Fan" by Handling
X . of foreign Affairs.
NEW YORK, June 24. In a lengthy
statement tonight. Colonel Roosevelt
Just home from Europe, asserted that
the payment of $25,000,000 to Colombia
for having obtained the right to build
the Panama Canal as provided for In
the pending- treaty would be merely the
payment of belated blackmail.
"If the proposed treaty Is right," he
. said, "the presence of the United States
In Panama Is wrong- and Panama should
therefore be restored to Colombia and
the United States should abandon the
Anoloiry Tendered Blackmailers,
In his statement Colonel Roosevelt
said in part:
"The payment of $25,000,000 to Co
lombia, tog-ether with the expression
of what is In effect an apology for our
having secured the right to build the
Panama Canal, is merely the belated
payment of blackmail with an apolgy
to the blackmailers. If this proposed
treaty submitted by President Wil
son through Mr. Bryan is right, then
our presence on the Isthmus is wrong.
In such case Panama should at once
be restored to Colombia and we should
stop work on the canal and abandon
the place, bag and baggage. There
houl be no half-way measures. If
we as a nation have been guilty of
theft we should not pay blackmail.
United States "Fla-nre of Fan."
"The handling of our foreign af
fairs by President Wilson and Secre
tary Bryan has been such as to make
the United States a figure of fun In the
International world. This proposed
Colombian treaty caps the climax, and.
If ratified, will rightly render us an
object of contemptuous derision to
every great nation. In view of Its sub
mission to the Congress, I wish to call
attention to exactly " what was done
under my administration.
"Because of the action of that Ad
ministration, the people of the United
States acquired what they could ' by
no other means have acquired, the right
to build the Panama Canal. In . 1903
It was still doubtful whether we would
adopt the Nlcaraugan or the Panama
route. The government of Colombia
was exceedingly anxious that we should
adopt the latter and offered to ar
range, and did arrange, a treaty with
us in order to prevent our going to
Nicaragua. Partly In consideration of
this treaty we abandoned negotiations
Good Faith Asserted.
"We acted in good faith and the
course of action we thereby entered
upon was conditioned upon their pro
posal, their promise. It was our right
and also our duty to our own people
and to the rest of the world to exact
the performance of this promise.
"For 400 years there had been con
versation about the need of the Pan
ama Canal. The time for further con
versation had passed, the time to trans
late words Into deeds had come."
Half Century of Conversation Avoided
"If I had followed President Wil
son's policy ot 'watchful waiting it
would have insured half a century of
additional conversation and the canal
would still be in the dim future. It
is only because the then Administra
tion acted precisely as It did act that
we now have the Panama Canal."
The colonel then declares the United
States "was in duty bound" to build
the canul itself because it could not
permit an old-world power to gain
such a foothold in America and would
nut allow the usefulness of the canal
tu be arrested because of the greed of
Colonel Roosevelt says that until the
present treaty negotiations were en
tered into he did not believe it pos
sible "that an American Administra
tion would thus betray the honor and
Interest of the American people by
submitting to blackmail." The colonel
had made it plain, he said, that the
Colombian government was in error
"when it Indulged in such a supposi
tion about my Administration."
Colonel Roosevelt says he has no
quarrel with the people of Colombia
end does not question their "fine pri
Nation Judged by Government.
"But." the statement continues, "un
fortunately in international affairs a
nation must be judged by the govern
ment that speaks for It"
Colonel Rosevelt, in mentioning the
proposal of the Colombian government
to confiscate the property of the French
government In Panama, for which the
United States has offered to pay $40,
000,000, said it was simply a scheme on
the part of Colombia "to get $40,000,000
"Incidentally, Colonel Roosevelt con
tinued In his statement. "I would call
Cooolud4 m face AX
POVERTY LAID TO
SIN AND DISEASE
PHYSICIAN SAYS NORMAL PER
SONS NEVER REACH LEVEL.
Chief Cause Declared to Be Infrac
tions of Code Not MenfJonable .
In Public Gathering. r
ATLANTIC CITT, N. J., June 24.
Feeble-mindedness, sin and disease
Were today characterized as the prin
cipal causes of poverty by physicians
and surgeons attending the sectional
meeting here of the American Medical
Dr. Hurt, of Indianapolis, a member
of the committee on poverty, declared
the normal person never sank to the
level of poverty. In the main, he said,
poverty was caused by sins unmention
able in a publlo gathering. The eradi
cation of sin and disease, he said, would
The. Infant incubator has been more
of a failure than a success. Dr. B. Chapln,
cf New Tort reported in a paper
before the section of diseases of chil
dren. Out of 150 personal experiences
with the Incubator for Infants, he
could not report one satisfactory result,
death resulting In the great majority
The specialists were surprised by fig
ures presented by Professor Herman
TTnftTi.r. of Breslau. Germany, one of
the experts in this line of surgery of
TCnrone. who related that 40 01 iuu
cases treated by surgery, where the
diagnosis has been brain tumor, had
failed to gave the life of the patient.
LINER GLENLOCHY ASHORE
Royal Mall Steamer Gets Out of
Channel Near Kalama.
The Royal Mail liner, Glenlochy
strayed from the deepwater channel
of the Columbia River near Kalama,
last, night, and grounded.
A 'wireless message, asking for the
aid of two tugboats, was received by
the steamship Santa Catalina, berthed
at the Portland Flouring Mills dock.
Superintendent Campion, of the Port
of Portland, was notified and the tug
Ocklahama was quickly dispatched to
the aid of the Glenlochy.
The Glenlochy carried a general
cargo taken in Puget Sound, and wheat
from Portland. She left yesterday for
Kalama to load lumber.
A. J. GRONNA RENOMINATED
North. Dakota Primary Returns In-
' dloate 'senator "Wins.
r.Rjun PYVRKS. N. D.. June 24.
United States Senator A. J. lironna was
renominated on the Republican ticket.
Judging from returns received up to
midnight tonight from the state-wide
primary election. Governor L. B. Hanna
also was renominated on the Republic
an ticket on the face of early returns.
W. B. Purcell and J. P. Jones were
running about even In the Democratic
s.nnrliti contest. For the sruberna-
torial nomination on the Democratic
ticket Oliver Knudson was leading . u.
Hellstrom by a safe majority. .
BACTERIA NOT VEGETABLE
Head of American Physicians Dis
counts Textbook: "Facts." .
ATLANTIC CITT, N. J., June 24.
Bacteria can not be classified as be
longing to the vegetable kingdom.
Contrary to the textbooks on the sub
ject and established opinion. It Is
more akin to the animal kingdom, ac
cording to Dr. Victor Vaughan, presi
dent of the American Medical Associa
tion, who spoke at the largest of the
many symposiums held by the physi
cians here today.
The substitution of lard for butter
In Infant feeding was advocated by
Dr. John Zahorsky, of St. Louis.
DUMB ROOSTERS WANTED
City Commission May Ban the Bird
With Mighty Voice. .
Roosters may be things of the past
in Portland soon. Either that or roost
ers must be crowless. At the sugges
tion of A. J. Martin, of 1219 East Tay
lor street, the City Comlssion Is going
to consider an anti-rooster or an antl
Mr. Martin, in a letter to the Commis
sion, says roosters are a source of
much annoyance to people all over the
city and chicken raisers in the United
States lose about $15,000,000 each year
by having them.
1913 COTTON WORTH MUCH
Next to Largest in History Is Most
Valuable of Any Year.
WASHINGTON. "June 24. Final fig
ures on the 1913 cotton crop announced
today by the Census Bureau place It
as the largest the United States has
ever grown, with the exception of that
At the same time the estimate of
the total value of the crop shows It was
the most valuable ever produced. It
being worth $1,043,760,000.
BELVA A. L0CKW00D HURT
Only Woman Who Ever Ran for
President Falls in Office.
WASHINGTON, June 24. Miss Belva
A. Lockwood, the only woman who ever
ran for the presidency of" the United
States, fell In her office here today and
suffered a broken arm and shoulder.
Miss Lockwood Is 84 years old, but
her physicians stated she would re
cover unless complications. let in. -
IN BUTTE IS FEARED
City Quiet After Night
MAYOR'S YIEW IS PESSIMISTIC
Movement to Organize Vigil
ance Committee Begun.
MOYER IS GOING BACK
If County and City Fall to Protect
Him, Labor Leader Says, It Is
Duty of Other Peace Agen
cies to Do So."
BUTTE Mont, June 24. Butte was
quiet today, after a riot, which, caused
by Internal strife in the local miners'
union, cost the life of one man. in
juries to four others and a heavy prop
erty loss. Mayor Duncan, however,
would not predict that the turmoil was
at an end. He fears reprisals of the
two factions of the once powerful local
union of the Western Federation of
Citizens here looked to Governor
Stewart at Helena for a solution of the
trouble. Charles H. Moyer, president
of the Federation, and others who were
driven from the miners' hall under fire,
appealed to the Governor at Helena
today for state control at Butte. Mayor
Duncan said he would not ask for
troops, as he believed that is part of
the Sheriffs duties. The Sheriff has
has taken no action toward that end.
attneowners Not in Fight.
The mines worked as usual and so
far the operating companies have not
been brought into the controversy. It
was officially announced that the mine
owners have taken no part In the fac
Altogether 250 pounds of dynamite
were exploded in the streets of Butte
last night In, four hours. The dyna
mite was obtained by the rioters from
the West Stewart mine after the en
gineer had been forced to lower the
rioters to the powder magazine at the
1000-foot level. Three trips were made
to the mine and five boxes, each con
taining 50 pounds, were taken. At one
time men in charge of the dynamiting
exploded 50 sticks from one fuse. The
report was deafening and shook build
ings more than a mile away. .
Civil Authorities Inactive.
One man stood In the middle of the
street in front of the miners' union
hall, cut holes In sticks, inserted caps
and fuses and then tossed the dynamite
Into the 'building. Pistol shots warned
(Concluded on Fag 5.)
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YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
degree;-minimum, 56 desreea.
TODAY'S Probably shower; southwesterly
. ' Mexico.
Mexican protocols signed at Niagara Falls.
Zacatecaa falls . before Villa's Infantry.
New version of fall of man found Indicates
Noah, not Adam, ate the apple. Page 1.
Servian King abdicates. Page 2.
President refuses pardons to 20 convicted
dynamite conspirators, commnltes four
sentences, holds two in abeyance. Page L
Legislative trick nearly costs Florida Sen
ator his seat. Page 4.
Political outlook alarms Democrats. Pag 3.
Physician say poverty Is caused chiefly by
sin and disease. Pag 1.
Renewal ot outbreak In Butt feared. Pag I.
Seven dead, many injured - by storm in
East. Pag 4.
Colonsl Roosavelt stands up for Perklna
Rooeevelt says TJnlted States has been mad
flgur of fun" In International world.
. . Sports. .
Coast League results: Portland T, Los Ange
les 1; Venloe 4, San Francisco 0; Sacra
mento 5-7, Oakland 2-8 (second gam 10
' innings). Page 6.
"Happy" Bogan wants strict salary limit
Instead of 20-man rule. Page 7.
All' games In Nonnwestern Lsagu post
poned becausa of rain. Pag 0.
Three big tights In week ar scheduled In
Europe. Page - 6.
Sport programme for 1913 fair Is shaped at
Portland conference. Pag 1.
Oregon man wins golf tourney in Seattle.
Raport on standardisation of high schools
submitted. Pag a.
Three Spokane boys and three girls are miss
ing from homes an automobile. Pag S.
Linn County pioneers open today their 26th
reunion. Pag 5.
Andrew Bossen tells strong story in his
own defense. Pag 3. v
Banquet ends meeting of merchants at La
Grande. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Offerings of new-crop wheat are larger
and market broadens. Page 17.
Wheat continues to decline at Chicago with
certainty of enormous crop. .Page 17.
Stock market under pressure and declines
are general. Page 17.
Chmook, overhauled, arrives at Astoria to
work on channed. Pag 12.
Merger of three big Japanese shipping con
cerns probability. Pag 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland saloon to be fewer after today's
Council meeting. Pag 11.
Railroads opposed to terminal rates for
Astoria. Pag 11.
Southern Paclflo employes and employers
to plcnlo Saturday. Pag 18.
Weather report, data and forecast. Pag 17.
"Painless Parker" challenges "ethical" to
publlo debate. Page 16. -
JOY IS FELT IN GREECE
Consent to Sale of Warship Regard
ed as Peace Omen.
ATHENS, Greece, i June 24. Jubila
tion was expressed In political circles
here today over the news that the
United States Congress had authorized
the sale of the -American battleships
Idaho and Mississippi to Greece. The
acquisition of the two war vessels
will, it is declared, assure the balance
of naval power between Greece and
Turkey, and thus prove a factor In
maintaining .peace, , which . has been
MALTA, June 24. The Greek Consul
here today issued a notification to
Greek naval ' reservists in Malta that
the Greek government had ordered five
classes of the reserves to return to
Greece by Saturday.
SIGNED AT NIAGARA
Internal Details Are
Left to Mexicans.
REBELS ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN
Terms on Which Recognition
Will Be Given Outlined.
MEDIATORS TO SUSPEND
Opportunity Given Contenders to
Compose Own Differences 'While
United States "Waives Its
Own National Claims.
NIAGARA FALLS. Ont-, June S4.
Terms for composing all international
differences between the United States
and Mexico have been concluded. The
conditions under which diplomatio re
lations will be resumed were tonight
embodied in a protocol which wai
signed by the Ambassador from Brazil,
the Ministers of Chile and Argentina
and the American and Huerta dels
gatea The character of the settlement Is
expected not to arouse opposition from
the constitutionalists, who will partici
nt In. and to a large degree will
mould, the adjustment of all Internal
Mexican Factions to Confer.
When a new provisional government
is established to succeed that headed
bv General Huerta, the result of me
diation recognised as a triumph for
pan-American diplomacy will Decome
Colncldentaily with the action taken
tonight It was announced that the ao-
tnal selection of a provisional Presi
dent and the organization of the new
s-crvernment. which is considered a
purely internal problem, will be left
to' an Informal conference of repre-
aentatlveai ef - the constitutionalists
Luis Cabrera, Rafael Zubaran and Jose
Vasconoelos and the delegates sent by
General Huerta to the mediation con
ference. Tt was decided by the mediators and
delegates to postpone consideration of
the exact date when American forces
shall be withdrawn from Vera Cruz.
This, as well as the constitution of
the new provisional government in Mex
ico, will be protocolized after the con
ferences between the constitutionalists
and Huerta delegates adjourn.
Mediators to Suspend Sessions.
No formal adjournment of the medi
ation will be taken, but there will be
no sessions while the representatives
of the two warring factions In Mexico
(Concluded on Pag 8.)
NOAH, NOT ADAM,
ATE APPLE, IS VIEW
NEW VERSION" OP KlOOD AND
FALL OP MAN IS FOCXD.
Fragment of Early Tablet Changes
Bible's Stcry of Beginning ot
World In Several Particulars.
PHILADELPHIA, June 14. Reports
cabled from London describing a new
version of the flood and the fall of
man deciphered from an ancient Su
merlan tablet by Dr. Stephan Langdon,
profeasor of assrrlology In Jesus Col
lege, Oxford, were confirmed today by
officials of the University of Pennsyl
vanlan Museum. The tablet Is part of
the collection unearthed by the uni
versity's expedition to Nippur.
On comparing the tablet which Dr.
Langdon has Just translated with a
similar f ragmen t translated by Dr.
Proebel, the university authorities
found that the two tablets evidently
had been written by the same person
about f50J B. C or 400 years before
the time of Abraham. It is believed the
fragments are part of two separate
tablets, which, with others, formed a
treatise or hymn of praise containing
an account of the beginnings of the
The fragment tells of the flood, and
It differs from the Biblical account of
creation In reciting that tt was Noah
who sinned by eating of the tree of
knowledge and thus brought abouT hit
fall. From this time on. according to
this account, Noah had no work, and
man's days were shortened to their
present length. Instead ot a serpent,
it was Enkl. the water god, who
HELEN TAFT BRIDESMAID
Ex-President's Daughter Figures In
Noteworthy Social Event.
PROVIDENCE. R. L. June J4. (Spe
cial.) The most brilliant social event
of the season In Rhode Island was the
wedding of Miss Eleanor Roelker, of
East Greenwich, and Harrison Tweed,
of New York, at the Greene Farm ot
General Nathaniel Greene, of Revolu
tionary fame. In that town today.
The ceremony was performed at the
end of the poets' walk, under a great
floral screen. An Ivy-covered stump
crowned with Madonna lilies served
as a prledieu. Ushers Included fitew-
art S. Lowery, San Francisco, and Win.
throp Aldrich, son of Senator Aldrlca.
The bridesmaids included Miss Helen
Taft, daughter of ex-President Taft.
GIRL KISSED BY PRESIDENT
Los Angeles Lass Says It Was the
Sweetest She Ever Had.
WASHINGTON. June J4. President
Wilson today gave a little girl from
Los Angeles what she described as "the
sweetest kiss I ever had." The girl was
Laura Margaret Rellly. the 10-year-old
daughter of Charles T. Rellly, a Prince
Little Miss Rellly called on the Pres
ident today with her father and mother.
After Mr. and Mrs. Rellly had shaken
hands with the President th little girl
stepped up and pleaded:
"Please, Mr. President. I want to
take a kiss from you back to Califor
"Certainly." said the President.
ITALIAN PLOTTER ESCAPES
Anarchist Organizer of Republican
Movement Eludes Officials.
GENEVA. Switzerland, June 24. En
rico Malatesta, the Italian anarchist
who organized the plot to establish
republican rule, has escaped despite the
efforts of the government to capture
Disguised as a workman, Malatesta
made his way to the Swiss frontlsr,
crossing the boundary at Chlasso. He
remained In hiding for a time and Is
now believed to be on his way to
NATIONAL DRYBILL HELD
House Leaders Fearing Campaigns
May Not Force HobMin Draft.
WASHINGTON, June 24. House lead
ers. It was said tonight, have about
agreed not to force a vote at this ses
sion on the Hobson resolution to smend
the Federal Constitution so as to pro
vide a Nation-wide prohibition.
Many of the Democrats In ' House
have protested strongly against imme
diate action on the resolution on ao
count of the effect it might have on
their Fall campaigns for re-election.'
WOMAN ASPIRES TO BENCH
First to Run for Supreme Court
Place Files Petitions In Kansas.
TOPEKA. Kan., June 24. Lizzie S.
Sheldon, of Lawrence, Kan., the first
woman in Kansas to become an avowed
candidate for the Supreme Court, filed
her nominating papers with the Secre
tary of State today.
The petitions contained 12,000 nam,
the signatures coming from all parts
of the state Supreme Court candidates
in Kansas run as non-partisan.
DOCTOR'S WIFE IS QUEEN
Mrs. T. Forsstrom Elected In Spir
ited Astoria Contest.
ASTORIA, Or.. June 24. (Special.)
Mrs. T. Forsstrom. wife of Dr. Fors
strom, was elected this evening as
queen of the Astoria annual regatta
The voting was spirited and the con
test netted the committee approximate
FOR BIG FMH SHAPES
Portland Session Pro
AMERICAN UNION FOLLOWED
Western Championships to Ba
on Major Body's Scale.
DATES ARE MADE DEFINITE
At Panama-Paciflo Kzpoaltton Two
Mile Run Will De Substituted for
Flve-M1lo Maratlmn Distance
Cot; Tolnt Award Derided.
nuTritr.a or isii ri arowr
rROOKAMXK AS AHmxr.F.ll AT
fOKTLAND t'OirmkM K,
sport programm fnr Fenam.
Pacirta Kipositlna etMtile prm
gramm will fnllaw Amsriraa Am.
tur AtM'tl t alon's xhtaul )a the
Tw-ml! raa t Mtwiltui tmr
Maraihoa i ssediriM.
Associations, aut individual eltffc.
to set credit la 1nl nts
Scorins to b m tur-ptnt ta,
mar Western basin end rrtl!e
I dstos mi at April 12 ta IX
I Tentative date Jlr t-Sl arel4
9 as dfln!t for rhmplnahlr.
I Ssssloa eontlnui todar at le-ss
J o'clock at Voltaamsh riuh. when
furtbsr dtu for championship
programme will be dcldd.
? Indication ar 1P13 trilnt vnt t
! will b s res (eel West lis r T
known, nlletins athlete rmm r I
T rltorr weet of MlMleslppt. I
BY RALPH J. STAEHLI.
The full programme of th Amerlnaa
Amateur Athletlo I'nlnn. with on ex
ception, was accepted as th list of
vnte for the Western championship
meet at the fanama-faclfla Exposition
by th Western association of the
American Amateur Athletic 1'nloit at
last night's meeting of the delegates,
who convened at th Multnomah Club,
The one exception Is substituting th
two-mil run for the five-mile.
Merathea Is Mediae!.
Another change from th Usual was
making th Marathon a mndirud on,
cutting the distance In halt. This
makes It 12 1-1 miles.
The scoring will b on th four-point
system five for first, three for sec
ond, two for third and on for fourth.
This system has been tried extensively
In the past two years and was found
The points will be awarded to th
association represented by th polnt
wlnnera, lrrspctlv of th club they
com from. All points won by men
registered In th Pacific Northwest As
sociation will go to th association and
th championship will b awarded to
an association and not to a club.
Tentative Dates An-epted.
Th tentatlv date, July 20 and II.
was definitely accepted. Thin will be
on week he for th National cham
plonshlpa Th committee hop In thl
manner to assur better attendance
for both meets.
Th meeting was opened at an In
formal dinner served at the Multno
mah Club. T. Morris Punne, special
member of th Far Western champion
ships committee, welcomed th dl
gatea on behalf of th Multnomah
Details Are Set Kertk,
J. J. McOovern, secretary of lhrtis-tna-Paclflo
Athletlo Bureau, outlined
the plans of the exposition meet. II
explained In detail th plans whtrh J.
K. Sullivan, secretary of the Amerli-an
Amateur Athletlo Union, has for the
big meet of the fair year.
Th facilities for th meet will t
th best to be bad. Th trark Is lo
cated on the shore next to th Oolden
Oat and there will b nothing to b
desired In this particular.
Th track will b a third-mil eval.
accurately banked by specialists who
have figured out the curves on erlen
All-star Matt Tvaejsa Cwsset,
' He also announced that all-star
teams from th America and National
baseball lessues would b seen on th
ranama-Paclflo athletlo field.
The first piece of business of the
venlng was th election of commit"
officers. J. J. McUovern was mad
chairman of the delegate nd William
L'nmack, r-sn Francisco sport writer,
was mad secretary.
Seward Simon, of th Knuth llw-inr
Association, was unabl to corn to in
meeting and that oraanlaatlon was rep
resented by Wallace Kobh. Tie other
representatives am: Pyke Johnson.
Denver sport writer, representative of
th Rocky Mountain Association; W. K.
Day, Inter-Mountain Association; A,
Goldsmith, Northwest Association; T.
Morris Dunn. Northwest Association;
William L'nmack, Parlflo Association.
nd J. J. McOoram, of th Pa name -Paclflo
Date Are Ft Bed.
Another Important part of the eei-
ltiu's business was the a overate. of
dates for th Fsr Western boxing end
Th wrstlln will t decided flrnt.
on April 12 and It. and the boxing en
April 14 nl lti- Be-HU of the nun
ber of entries tr'.e riae will nee a I -
Ci.uutiuvivl ea I . .