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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY. JUNE 3, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NOTICE IS GIVEN
Leaders Told They Must
NEUTRAL POLICY HEAR END
Support to Be Extended
Faction That Gives Prom
ise of Success.
MADERO CABINET REVIVED
Forms of Law to Be Obeyed
by Recognition of Ex
Minister of Justice.
WASHINGTON, June 2. All fac
tions in Mexico were publicly called
upon by President WiTson today in
the name of the United States Gov
ernment "to accommodate their dif
ferences" and set up a government
that can be accorded recognition.
Failure to unite in a movement to
bring peace to Mexico "within a very
short time," it was announced in a
statement telegraphed to Generals
Carranza, Villa, Zapata and others,
would constrain the United States "to
decide what means should be em
ployed" in order to save the people
of the southern republic from further
devastations of internal warfare.
Intervention Last Resort.
Everywhere in official and diplo
matic quarters and among Mexicans
of varied leaning the statement was
interpreted as meaning that the
United States would bring pressure to
bear first to unite the factions in
the choice of a Provisional President
and failing to bring all elements to
gether, would give active support to
those elements which did agree.
Intervention was considered -as a
possible ultimate development, ' but
only if a hopeless condition of an
archy followed with no remedy from
within the republic.
Choice Will Be Made.
The statement marks a departure
in the policy of the Washington Gov
ernment toward Mexico.
Its effect here was to start a va
riety of speculation as to what the
American Government meant by lend
ing "its active moral support to some
man or group of men, if such may be
found, in an effort to ignore if they
cannot unite the warring factions of
In high official quarters it was ex
plained hat the United States hith
erto had maintained neutrality as be
tween the factions, but now was pre
paring to choose between them or to
give its support to those elements in
the existing factions which gave most
promise of success.
, Embargo to Be Invoked.
An embargo on arms and the cut
ting off of other means of support in
the United States would put into op
eration to assist the chosen elements
as against those which ignored the
American Government's demand for
While details of the Government's
policy are not yet available, it was
tsaid on good authority that it was in
tended to restore constitutional gov
ernment in Mexico after the factions
had agreed on a man for Provisional
President by first according recogni
tion to Vasquez Tagle or some of
the other members of the Cabinet of
the late President Madero entitled to
succession under the Mexican laws
The Minister so recognized would be
expected to appoint to the Cabinet the
man chosen to head the new govern
ment, in whose favor he then would
Ernesto Madero and Manuel Bonilla
also were of the Madero Cabinet, but
Vazquez Tagle, Minister of Justice,
was the only one who did not present
Leaders to Be Agreed On.
The details of a constitutional suc
cession, however, it is understood, will
not receive attention until there is an
agreement on the new Provisional
President and his Cabinet. .An effort
is to be made to secure men for the
portfolios who represent various
branches of Mexican politics, the ma
jority being committed to a govern
ment based on liberal principles and
pledged to religious freedom and
agragian and educational reforms.
Representatives here of some of the
tCouciudecL on I'age 2. CuIiudd 2.).
MAY BE CHECKED
OREGON" STI7DEXTS THREATEN
TO t?SE PUBLIC HALLS.
faculty Proposes to Limit "Prats'
to Two In Year, Instead of
Once in Week, as Xow.
EUGENE. Or., Juno 2. The Univer
sity of Oregon faculty Is considering
a "rigid ruling almost prohibiting col
lege dancing; the university students
have threatened to substitute for the
more or less regulated campus dance
the downtown public dance.
The faculty, which has held three
meetings in the past few days with
out final action on the dancing meas
ure, proposes to settle the business to
The proposed ruling would limit the
number of dances, formal or informal,
for a fraternity or dormitory .organiza
tion, to two a year; and it would limit
the four classes to one each year. -Aiy
dancing is counted as a dance where
anyone from . outside the house is
This means that during the entire
nine months a student may attend
eight dances at most. Dances are now
held at fraternal and sorority houses
from two to four times a month.
The proposed faculty ruling contains
nothing to prevent the students from
e,oing down town to hire a hall.
ELECTION WORK DETAILED
Board Chairmen to Sleet to Elimi
nate Friction on Monday.
In hope that the city election on
Monday may be handled without fric
tion by the election boards. City Audi
tor Barbur yesterday called a meeting
of the chairmen of the day and night
boards for Saturday night at 8 o'clock,
at Woodmen of the World Hall. 128
Printed instructions for the boards
have been prepared by Auditor Barbur
and will be circulated before the elec
tion. These tell in detail the course
the boards must follow in handling the
election during the day and in counting
the votes at night.
MALHEUR STORM FREAKISH
Rain, Wind and Hail Do Damage as
Sun Shines On.
BAKER. Or., June 2. (Special.)
The champion Irealc storm of Malheur
County was reported here today. A
heavy rainfall and wind ' did heavy
damage throughout the county, but
the edge skirted the town of Malheur.
With a heavy roar a hailstorm broke
there and hailstones as big as bantam
eggs raised welts all over the bodies
of horaea and cattle. Tlie ground was
soon covered with hail three inches
In some spots the sun shone through
out the pelting storm. Trees were
also badly damaged.
GYPSIES HOLD WEIRD RITES
Wealthy Qneen of Tribe Is Laid at
Rest In Denver.
PENVKR, June 2. Gypsies from all
over the West participated in weird
rites here today at the burial of Marie
Adams, 3, "Queen"' of one of the
wealthiest nomadic tribes in the United
States. Mrs. Adams died May 27 at
San Bernardino, Cal., after delegating
her power to Alex Adams, the eldest of
her two sons.
The gypsy queen was reputed to bo
worth $1. 000, 000. She had. 80,000 on
deposit In banks of Denver and subur
FLOWERS FALL ON COUNCIL
Tacoma Women Show Appreciation
- of Antl-Strcetcar Smoking Law.
TACOMA, Wash.. June 2. (Special.)
Flowers were showered on members
of the City Commission today by a
committee of 25 women from the va
rious clubs, when the ordinance pro
hibiting smoking in streetcars and
motor buses was passed. The favor
able action came as a surprise to the
women, who had worked hard for en
actment of the law.
The ordinanre will go into etfect in
10 days. It provides a maximum fine
of $100 for violation.
CLUB TO BE IN FESTIVAL
l'allarians to Uct Uniforms m
Time to Be in Line.
OREGON CITY, Or., June 2. (Spe
cial.) The uniforms of the Kallsarians.
the Oregon City marching club, will be
here in time for the organization to ap
pear in the Rose Festival parade in
Portland, It was announced today. The
canes came yesterday and were used
last night at the drill in Busch's Hall.
The first public appearance of the
marchers will be made tomorrow night,
if it does not rain. More than 60 of the
75 members appear at each of the drills
conducted by Captain Williams.
SCHOOL TO GIVE CARNIVAL
Franklin School lo Portray Activi
ties With Comedy.
Various clubs of Franklin 'High
School will give-burlesques on their
activities at a carnival of comedy to be
held Friday night, under the auspices
of the Dramatic Club, with Miss Ruby
Hammarstrom directing the presenta
tions. Comedy playlets will be given by
the Dramatic, Sorosis, Athletic, Anglers,
German and Fraternity clubs.
WAR PROVES BOND
People Become Com
panions in Grief..
OLD TACITURNITY IS RELAXED
Increased Friendliness Noted
Even on English Trains.
VARIED TALES RELATED
Carolyn Wilson Tells of Notice
able Minor Result of Conflict.
Measures Taken to Restore
Wounded Men to Own.
BY CAROLYN WILSON.
(Copyright. 191R, by the Chlcaso T-ribune.
Published by arrangement with the
PARIS, May 13. A noticeable minor
result of the war has been the in
creased sociability of traveling com
panions. Nowadays no one would think
of even riding from aris to Sceaux
about a half hour on the train without
talking to one's neighbor.
There are so many ways of opening
the. conversation "Monsieur has not
seen the evening paper, perhaps? The
Tauben made an attempt at St. Dennis
Or it is a woman with one of those
glass mourning wreaths In her lap.
Usually a fearful reticence holds one
dumb in the face of sorrow.
But now she expects the Question:
"'You have given some one, too, mad
ame a son? & husband?" And she tells
you about it simply, adding with pride
that he died leading the charge or that
he received the Legion of Honor before
he succumbed to his wounds.
British Taciturnity Relaxed.
You notice this increased friendliness
among the travelers more in England
than anywhere. For they have never
been loquacious traveling companions.
Stern must have been the exception
that proves the rule when he said.
"Let me have a companion on my way
were ft but to remark new. the shadows
lengthen as the sun declines." But there
are many of us who fear that the story
will be as long as the shadows if its
narrator is too much encouraged.
But I actually got into two long ar
guments on trains in England an
easier than than mere conversation, I
France Is really the place ' for con
versation. I am the bosom friend of a
woman I traveled to Clermont with; I
bow radiantly to a man who lives down
my street"J a lockmaker. with whom I
once journeyed to Senlis.
As for the English officers with
whom I came up from Marseilles, play
ing bridge all the night through. I
spent many and many an hour in Eng
land taking things to their parents for
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66.2
degreAs; minimum. 51.8 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; warmer; northwest winds.
Bayonet battles fought In streets of burning
towns before rail of Stry. Pass 3.
Carolyn Wilson notes growing friendliness
among; travelers as result of war. Fag 1.
Villa representative at New York, says
President Wilson Is right in new Mex
ican policy.. Page 3.
Six Americans reported assassinated In Mex
ican oil fields; general massacre feared.
President gives out text of demand for
peace sent Mexican factions. Page 2.
New American policy toward Mexico develop
ing". Page 1.
Von Bernstorff laboring to avoid breach be
tween United States and Germany.
Wilson impresses on German Ambassador
that United States Insists on observance
. of international law with respect to lieu,
trals. Page 4.
Sebujtian elected Mayor of Los Angeles by
4509. Page 3.
Spring brides flock to Panama-Paclfio Ex
position. Page S.
Pacific Coast League results Oakland 2,
Portland 1 ; Salt Lake a, Venice 1 : San
Francisco S, Los Angeles 3. Page 14.
Phillies lose two games to Brooklyn. Page 16.
Ty Cobb ' too much for entire White Sox
team. Page 10,
Washington High School team advances to
second place in Interscnolastic League.
Page 17. ' .
Washington Gran go in session at Centralia
hears 2432 members have been lost in
year. Pase 8.
Oregon students threaten to attend public
dances If faculty limits college hops.
Commercial and Marine.
Pacific Coast prune crop large and export
outlook: mot bright. Page 17.
Stocks favorably affected by German Am
bassadors visit to Wb.it House. Page 17.
Wheat declines at Chicago, owing to uncer
tainty as to foreign relations. Page 17.
Prices asked for ship contracts continue to
advance. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Scores of parties announce itenerarlea allow
ing for day's visit in Portland. Page 6.
Point made that curbing individual's use
of water would only give city more to
waste. Page 11.
Charities fund passes SoOO mark. Page 18.
Sellwood Board of Trade adopts resolution
against meters. Page 11.
Water rates due to go down unless meter
scheme is adopted. Page 11.
Apathy prevails regarding approaching city
election. Page 7.
Moving-picture theaters offer gripping plays.
Clubwomen stirred by strong views of apeak.
ers. Page 1.
Army men think America could not conquer
Mexico quickly. Page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
MILITIA TOLD TO BE READY
Colorado National Guard Ordered to
Prepare to Mobilize.
DEOTEB, June 2. Adjutant-General
John. Chae.Sv, f tne Colorado "National
Guard today received orders from the
War Department In Washington to be
prepared to mobilize upon an hour's
notice, according to reliable informa
tion. . " .
The order, it is said, was accompanied
with a request prohibiting discussion
of the communication.
Woman lics of Fright.
NEWBURG. Ind Juno 2. Mrs. Eva
Bethell, 72, mother of Union Bethel!,
of New York, vice-president of the
American Telephone & Telegraph Com
pany, died here tonight from fright,
Mrs. Bethell said just before she died
that a burglar had entered her home
and threatened to shoot her if she did
not give him money.
VITAL TOPIC TALKS
Woman's Slavish Docil
ity Marvel to Speaker.
PLAYING BRIDGE IS DECRIED
The Dalles Feminist Asks
WEST TAKES ROLE IN DAY
Prominent Clubwomen or Pacific
Coast Tell What is Being Done
and What Can Be Done to
Further Cause for Right.
EVENTS OS PROGRAMME TO
DAY l'OH CLUB WOMEN.
All sessions in White Temple.
9:30 o'clock Opening. Topics
of morning Conservation, home
economics and Department of
Agriculture, problem of the al
ternate. New York biennial, the
12:15 Luncheon served by
women of White Temple for those
who wish it. m
12:30 Hotel Multnomah, lunch
eon by state presidents for Mrs.
Frederick Cole, conference on
civil service reform.
2:30 White Temple, afternoon
session opening. Subjects Min
imum wage, eugenic marriages,
prison reform, public health, re
organization, question box and
8:00 Night session Brilliant
musical programme; address,
"Woman and the Peace Move
jnent," David Starr Jordan, presi
dent of Leland Stanford, Jr., Uni
versity. - - BT EDITH KNIGHT- HOLMES.
"Make conscience the roaster of In
telligence." This was the keynote of the address
given by Dr. Charles H. Chapman .yes
terday, when he spoke on "Spiritual
Forces Behind Modern Literature." and
this, in truth, was the keynote that
might have been ' discovered in each
message that was given at the great
gathering of clubwomen, before which
many notable men and women appeared
yesterday in the White Temple, namely,
the mid-biennial council of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs, which
will hold three other sessions today, all
equally, full of inspiration and interest
as were those of yesterday.
The morning and afternoon pro
grammes included addresses and dis
cussions: then came an auto trip around
U'om-luded on Page 1 -. Column l.
Wednesdays War Moves
THE battle for Przemysl, which is
proving one of the most stubborn
and sanguinary of the war, continues
with unabated fury. Both sides have
poured reinforcements into the field,
and, with attacks and counter attacks,
the losses in men and material are
Piling up to an unprecedented extent.
The German and Austrian reports as
sert that some of the forts on the
northern front already have fallen and
that on tha southeastern front their
troops are progressing toward the
railway that Joins the fortress with
Lemberg. The latest Petrograd com
munication says the Germans who got
into one fort were driven out and
makes no mention of the capture of
Stry or of other successes asserted by
the Teutonic allies.
To the southeast, simultaneously
with this battle, the Germans were
making another effort to break through
the Bzura lines toward Warsaw, but
whether this is a serious attempt to
capture the Polish capital, or only a
diversion to prevent the Russians from
sending more reinforcements into
Galicia is not disclosed. .
The Germans say they have captured
upward of 300,000 Russians and an Im
mense amount of material during the
month of May. Despite this, the Rus
sians do not appear to have slackened
On the Gallipoli peninsula the Brit
ish and French lines liivn hn uv-
jected to severe attacks by the Turks,
an oi which, according to the British
report Issued last night, have been
repulsed. There, as in France, trench
warfare is being followed, but in this
case the allies have the support of
their fleet, which in day time is able
to search the Turkish trenches and
prevent the Turks from coming out into
the open, and also supports the allies'
So far as France is concerned, the
most important fighting in progress is
to the north of Arras, where the Ger
mans and French are contendihg for
the possession of the sugar refinery
at Souchez, which both say they hold,
and on the outskirts of La Pretre for
est, where the battle for the trenches
has been continuous for weeks.
The latest victim of the German sub
marines is the British liner Saidie,
which was sunk in the North Sea with
seven of her crew.
WOMAN FOE OF FLAG FINED
Patriotic Seattle Folk Fill Court
Carrying Xational Colors.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 2. (Spe
cial.) Convicted of desecrating the
American flag - during flag drill at
Mercer Island parental school two
week ago, Mrs. Kllen Raymond, of 66
Vine street, was fined ?200 by Justice
Gordon today. She will appeal to the
Superior Court. Mrs. Raymond was r
leased on $400 bonds. The courtroom
was crowded with patriotic men and
women who carried American flags.
Several witnesses testified Mrs. Ray
mond bad called the American flag a
"dirty, rotten rag." Mrs. Raymond
ELECTION WORKERS RIO
10-0 0 Men and Women Storm Whif
fen Quarters, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., June 2. Clam
oring for their pay as election workers
at the polls yesterday, a mob of more
than 1000 men and women stormed the
headquarters of the Business Men's
committee today. After waiting sev
eral hours in front of the closed of
fices they paraded tonight to police
headquarters, where their statements
The workers say they were employed
in the interest of Fredertck J. Whlffen,
who was defeated by Charles E. Sebas
tian for Mayor.
ITALIAN RESERVISTS SAIL
Steamship Leaving New Vork Car
ries Enthusiastic Volunteers.
NEW YORK, June 2. Between 600
and 800 reservists, the first1 extensive
shipment since Italy's declaration of
war, saited for Naples today on the
steamer Principe di Udino to enlist for
service. The men were a hardy looking
lot and their enthusiasm for their coun
try and their mission was apparently
More than 1000 reservists in all. It
was said at the Italian Consulate today,
had applied during the morning for reg
istration papers and consular passage
to the other side.
ITALY TO TALK FINANCE
Important Sleeting With British Of
ficials at Nice Arranged.
LONDON, June 2. "The Chancellor
of the Exchequer, accompanied by the
Governor of the Bank of England and
the Financial Secretary of the Treas
ury, will meet the -Italian Financial
Minister at Nice this week to discuss
financial questions arising from Italy's
entry into the war," says' an official
statement mado public tonight.
This is believed to presage important
financial aid to Italy in the near future.
SEATTLE VESSEL ASHORE
Steam Schooner Alliance, 30 Passen
gers Aboard, on Beach.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 2. The steam
schooner Alliance, which left Seattle
tonight with 30 passengers and 800
tons of freight for the Kuskokwim
River, Alaska, went ashore at Rich
mond Beach, 20 miles north of here.
Tugs have gone to the assistance of
the steamer, which it Is expected will
be floated at the next high tide.
TO AVOID BREACH
Ambassador Has Frank
Talk With Wilson.
FORMALITIES ARE PUT ASIDE
Desire Evinced to Inform Kai
ser of True Conditions.
CABLE FACILITIES OFFERED
Full Statement of Determination
of United States to Stand by
President to Be Transmit
ted Direct to Berlin.
WASHINGTON, June 2. (Special.)
Count von Bernstorff, the German
Ambassador, today called at the White
House of his own volition and without
instruction of any nature from his
government. It is known that he had
no authority to declare that there has
been, or there will be, a change in
Germany's attitude toward submarine
He was actuated by a desire to put
aside the formalities of diplomacy and
take direct steps that might lead to a
continuation of peace between the
United States and Germany.
Ambassador Seises Opportunity.
In taking this position. Count von
Bernstorff had before him the op
portunity of pacifying another and
powerful incipient antagonist of his
native country. He took the one open
chance. Just as other noteworthy
figures of history have done.
The Ambassador told the President
that he had been unable to communi
cate with his government in a satisfac
tory manner recently because of the
conditions surrounding lines of trans
mission. He explained that for this
reason It had been Impossible for him
to tell the Kaiser plainly and frankly
how anti-German feeling in this coun
try had grown and of the apparent de
termination of the United States Gov
ernment to take extreme measures in
support of the President's demands.
Dulre Stronff to Avoid War.
It is believed here that the Ambassa
dor personally is extremely desirous
of taking any steps that will keep the
United States Out of the .European war.
There are reasons for believing that the
Ambassador is convinced that if the
United States is drawn into the war it
will mean certain defeat for the fath
erland. There are reasons also for be
lieving that the moment ha3 arrived
when he may be able to play a tremen
dous part in history by maintaining
the friendly relations that now exist
between the two countries.
Persons who arc familiar with the
Ambassador's viewpoint today called
attention to the fact that President
Wilson has been compelled to criticise
his activities severely on several .c
casions. Because of this public criti
cism it is believed the Ambassador
would not have asked to be received
at the White House unless he felt that
he might be able to render his country
an unusual service.
Forrlin Office Mas IMot Acted.
In the event that the Ambassador
succeeds in Impressing his own feelings
on the German government, tho credit
for any changes whicli may be brought
about thereby must be given directly
to him, as the Foreign Office did not
instruct him to make the move and
has no knowledge of the part he is
playing in the international scene.
There has been one tangible result
of tho White House meeting. The
Ambassador will be assisted by the
Administration in sending the Kaiser a
direct message. The State Depart
ment's cable facilities have been thrown
open to the Ambassador. He will send
a message to the American Embassy
at Berlin, which will be presented to
the Foreign Office. This message is
expected to contain a complete and
frank statement of the feeling In this
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