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VOL. LV NO. 17,015.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO BE REFUSED
Wilson Rejects Heir Von
PRECISE LANGUAGE STUDIED
President Will Hold America
and Germany Must Settle
TONE WILL BE FRIENDLY
Terms of The Hague Agree
ment First Must Be Met as
to Marine Warfare.
Br LOUIS SEIBOLD.
J"WashinErton correspondent of the New
Tork World. . Published, by arrangement
with the World.)
WASHINGTON, June 6. (Special.)
Reserving for his final considera
tion one section or hia second note
defining the conditions under which
friendly relations may continue be
tween the United States and the Ger
man empire, President Wilson has de
ferred its transmission to Berlin until
tomorrow and perhaps Tuesday.
The rest of the note is complete and
there is little reason to believe that
Bny change will be made even in the
paragraph over the construction of
which the President is centering his
most profound thought.
Arbitration Held Unavailable.
This relates to the suggestion of
Herr von Jagow, the Imperial For
eign Minister, that the adjustment of
the differences between the two gov
ernments be referred to an interna
tional tribunal as provided by The
The suggestion that any feature of
the negotiations be submitted to arbi
tration will be rejected as not avail
able in the pending dispute, or until
the main issues as interpreted by the
Administration are disposed of to the
satisfaction of the United States.
The only uncertainty regarding the
proposal in the mind of the President
concerns the exact phrasing of the
declination to set aside the issues so
clearly understood by him and his
, Secretary Bryan Reconciled. '
Even Secretary Bryan, who is an
ardent advocate of arbitration or any
ether diplomatic device that may
avoid the disruption of peaceful con
ditions, has become reconciled to the
view of the President and all the other
members of his Cabinet, that the pend
ing controversy does not permit of
the slightest abridgement of the de
termination of the Administration to
insist on a full and complete under
standing between the United States
end Germany without reference to any
powers other than the principals.
The possibility of further consider
ation of the note by the full Cabinet
before it is dispatched to Germany is
suggested; but there is apparently
nothing to make this necessary. The
Bote in complete form will be reduced
to cipher tomorrow and started on it?
!fc"ay to Berlin not later than Tuesday.
Friendly Character Emphasized.
The friendly character of the Presi
dent's note is emphasized at the start
by an expression of gratitude for the
offer of Germany to make adequate
apology and compensation for the
killing of an American citizen on the
British ship Falaba and the sinking
of the American ships Gulflight and
Cushing, destroyed by "mistake," ac
cording to Herr von Jagow's unsatis
factory reply to President Wilson's
first note of protest.
Perhaps the most positive statement
that will confront the German Minis
try when the President's second note
is placed before it will be the em
phatic rejection of the suggestion that
the controversy between the two gov
ernments over the sinking of the Lusi
tania, and the American ship be re
ferred to an international committee
of inquiry pursuant to title 3 of The
Hague Convention of October 5, 1907.
Compliance Most Come First.
The position of the American Gov
ernment is that until Germany com
plies with the other terms of The
Hague agreement, particularly with
those relating to marine warfare, de
signed to prevent the useless sacrifice
of human life, it cannot discuss the ap-
(Cooctutfed on Pace 2. Column 2.J.
LIJTXTOX POLICE CHIEF CHASES
ACTO, HURT, RESCUED.
I. E. Riley Stops When J. H". Hogan
Is Caught Beneath Cycle and
Takes Him to Hospital.
While pursuing- a, speeding autolst
yesterday on a road near Llnnton, J,
H. Hogan. City Marshal of Llnnton,
was pinioned beneath his motorcycle
when the machine skidded and fell
with him. I. E. Riley, of 108 East
Eighteenth street. North, driver of the
automobile chased by the marshal,
seeing his pursuer's plight, stopped his
car and carried the Injured man back
to Linn ton.
At Linnton. Dr. S. M. Mann took the
injured man in charge and found that
his right leg was fractured below the
knee. Mr. Hogan was taken to the
Good Samaritan Hospital by the Ambu
lance Service .Company. A block of
wood in the path of the motorcyclist
was responsible for the accident.
The autoist was thanked for his ser
vices and cited to appear In court to
answer to the charge of speeding,
when the marshal's injury would per
mit him to testify. The officer de
clared the machine was going 35 miles
HOT SPELL SEEMS BROKEN
Temperature Reaches 8 6 at S P. M.
and Then Falls Rapidly.
The thermometer reached a maxi
mum of S6 degrees yesterday at 3 P.
M. and pessimists began to predict that
the spell of hot weather would be sure
to blow up in a thunderstorm on the
A whiff of clouds began to come out
of the West in the evening, however.
and the temperature dropped rapidly.
Within three hours it had fallen 11
degrees and people began to put their
coats back on.
It is thought probable that the tem
perature will moderate for the next
few days, without bringing on any
radical reverse that may affect the
entertainments of the Festival week.
The weatherman's forecast Is: Fair
weather with northwesterly winds.
AUSTRIAN CABLE IS CUT
Italian Destroyers Cause Much Dam
age in Dalmatians.
ROME, via London. June 6. The fol
lowing official statement was issued
by the War Department today: 'Naval
detachment yesterday cut the cables
uniting the continent and the Islands
of the Dalmatian archipelago. All
lighthouses and lookout stations of
these islands were destroyed. The rail
way between Cattaro and Ragusa were
bombarded and seriously damaged.
"The same day a group of our de
stroyers, which were unsuccessfully
attacked by aeroplanes, again bom
barded Monfalcone and sank several
sailing craft laden with merchandise.
Large vessels supporting the destroy
ers cruised in the same waters with
out seeing the enemy."
SAN FRANCISCO IS SHAKEN
Two Quakes Are Distinctly Felt
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 Two
slight but distinct earth shocks were
felt generally throughout the city at
9:51 this morning. No damage was re
ported. At the University of California at
Berkeley, across the bay, where the
shocks were felt. Professor A. C. Law
son, of the mineralogy and geology de
partment, who supervises the seismo
graph records, said that the temblor
was comparatively insignificant.
Observers at Lassen Peak reported
the volcano somnolent and that no
shake was felt there.
KING'S FEVER RUNS HIGH
Anxious Athens Crowds Surround
Palace of Constantine.
LONDON, June 7. An Athens dis
patch to the Morning Post says:
"All the physicians remained at the
King's bedside throughout the night.
and the streets outside the palace were
packed with crowds of anxious people.
The doctors say that the temperature
104 was regarded as a natural reaction
after the operation, but its intensity un
doubtedly was alarming."
BALTIC BATTLE RUMORED
Violent Cannonade, Lasting Six
Hours, Heard in Stockholm.
LONDON, June 7. In a dispatch from
Copenhagen the Daily Telegraph's cor
"It is reported from Stockholm that
a naval battle occurred Saturday near
Gothland. For six hours a violent
cannonade was heard from a south
easterly direction and for a long time
from 20 to 25 shots were heard every
30 "DUCKED" AT EUGENE
Freshmen Hold Annual Bee, Saving
10, "Who Can't Swim, With Rope.
EUGENE, Or.. June 6. (Special.)
More than 30 university freshmen,
members of the various fraternities,
were thrown In the mill race by their
classmates this afternoon as part of an
annual Spring ceremony, held on the
last Sunday before examination.
Ten. who could not swim, were res
cued with a rope.
JAPAN DUG OF
China Catspaw of Ra
HORDES HOLD POSSIBILITIES
Fighting Material There, and
Iron for Ordnance.
VAST ARMY CONTEMPLATED
Ten Million Trained Men, With 40,
000,000 in Reserve, Among
Grand Ideas of Militarists,
Now in Saddle at Tokio.
. BT OSCAR KING DAVIS.
(Copyright. 1913, by tha Chicago Tribune.
Published by Arrangement. )
PEKIN. May 5. There are plenty of
indications here, at this writing, that
what Japan has sought from the first
in her dealings with China is not
merely the leadership In commerce and
industry In Asia, but political and
military domination as well. And she
wants this domination in order to
satisfy her vaulting ambition and to
gratify her boundless racial pride.
In a word, she aims at the day when
the yellow race shall come into armed
conflict with the white race for the
supremacy of the world. Her military
geniUB believes that if she can secure
the effective control of the unnum
bered hordes of Chinese she will be
able to construct a fighting machine
so enormous and so powerful that it
will be able to drive the remainder
of the world before it as it wills.
Army of Million Dreamed Of.
&he dreams of an initial army of
10.000.000 trained men, 250 army corps
of 40,000 men each in the first fight
ing line, supplemented by a vast re
serve approximating 40,000,000 more.
She dreams of capitalizing the un
touched and untold resources of this
vast country; of installing here her
own system of taxation that has pro
duced-amazing results from a land and
a people stricken with poverty. If she
can do it she can raise money by the
billion, and she can build navies and
equip armies that will conform to the
grndeast ideas suggested by her mili
Japan today Is not an independent
nation. She lacks two great essentials
of national Independence, money and
iron. Without them she can never
achieve the Independence that alone
can reconcile her people to their situa
Mere Money Not Enough.
Money Japan might acquire. But to
do so she would have to abandon her
mounting military ambition. Her
finances are in a desperate condition.
She has reached the practical limit of
taxation, and has borrowed abroad to
the point where it would be difficult to
secure further credit, even if the war
in Europe had not arbitrarily closed all
(Concluded on Page 6. Column 2.)
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
85.6 degrees; minimum. 69 degrees.
TODAY'S Monday fair, northwest winds.
Allies report important sain on Turkish
front. Page 1.
Roumanians clamor for war on side of allies.
Diplomatic Intrigue rife in Lualtania ne
gotiations. Page Z.
Will Erwln depicts war contrasts seen at
British base. Pago 2.
General Obregon reports Villa badly de
feated. Page 1.
Japan dreams of capitalizing China's vast
resources for coming world conflict of
races. Page 1.
Wilson's reply to Germany will reject Herr
von Jagow's proposal for arbitration.
Supreme Court in Daniels case deals blow
to bureaucracy. Page 3.
Oregon squirrel at Exposition Ignores- every
thing but home products on marauding
expedition. Page 3.
Messenger boys accused in investigation into
San Francisco drug ring. Page 4.
Paclfio Coast League Results: Portland
0-4, Oakland 9-2; Salt Lake 6-7; Venice
2-6; San Francisco 1-2, Los Angeles 0-11.
City League Results: Piedmont 4. West
Side 3; East Side T, Sellwood 0. Page 13.
High scores made in practice shoot prepar
ing for Northwest tourney. Page 13.
Matty bemoans loss of speed and curve
and lack of control. Page 12.
Roller skaters to get numbers and go over
marathon course tomorrow. Page 13.
Financial and Industry.
No hope for general prosperity seen while
war continues. Page 10.
Oregon Bankers' Association indorses pig
clubs. Page lO.
June trade letter of Merchants National
Sank optimistic. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Equipment of Municipal Dock given first
severe test. Page 13.
Havy voting expected, in city election.
Installation of meters would prevent lower
ing water rates. Page 11.
Portland cannot use half of available water.
Miss Grace De Graff returns to Portland
from The Hague peace conference. Page
Motion picture theaters offer interesting and
entertaining programme. Page 9.
Sunnyside Congregational Church celebrates
l3d anniversary.. Page 5.
Children's Day observed. In Portland
churches. Page 6.
Women at Adventlst Camp meeting give
gold trinkets to $11,55 fund for missions.
Floats for electrical pageant aro taken out
of den for final "going over" and are
pronounced ready. Page 6.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
Expressing loyalty,' German Society reserves
right to criticise Administration. Page lo.
Head of B'nal B'rlth tells of efforts to over,
come racial prejudice. Page 3.
Economy calls for defeat of garbage collec
tion plan. Page 11.
List of polling places announced. Page 5.
J. II." Hogan. City Marshal of Llnnton, ar
rested man who rescued him when motor
cycle topples. Page 1.
D. W. Campbell returns after lengthy busi
ness visit In Chicago. Page o.
Use of concrete for paving county highways
advocated. Page 4.
Charity fund now $924.91. Page 7. . .
LOSSES HEAVIEST OF WAR
British Casualties for .Week 900 Of
ficers and 2O,000 Men.
LONDON, June 7. The casualty lists
for the week's end are the heaviest
issued since the war began.
They include 80 officers and 5620
men, of whom 1674 were killed. This
brings the total British losses during
last week to 900 officers and 20,000
. Swiss Approve War Tax.
BERNE, Switzerland, via Paris, June
7. A referendum of the Swiss nation
has approved, by a vote of 435,000
against 26,000, special war taxation
yielding about 60.000,000 francs ($12,
000,000). IT'S UP TO YOU MR. TAXPAYER.
ALLIES IKE GAIN
ON TURKISH FRONT
Two Lines of Trenches
3-MILE LINE IS MASTERED
Ships Aid in Heavy Bombard
ment Preceding Attack.
ENEMY'S LOSSES HEAVY
Troops Cliarge With Bayonet When
General Forward Movement Is
Ordered; Five German Sailors
Among Prisoners Taken.
LONDON, June 6 Official announce
ment was made tonight that the Brit
ish troops at the Dardanelles, as a re
sult of their new offensive movement
last week, captured two lines of Turk
ish trenches along a three-mile front.
The statement follows:
"On the night of June 3-4 the Turks,
having heavily bombarded a small fort
in front of the extreme right of the
French position, which previously had
been captured, launched infantry at
tack against it. which was repulsed
with heavy loss to the enemy. At the
same time the Turks set fire to scrub
in front of the left center of the posi
tion occupied by the British division
and attacked, but met with no success.
General Attack la Ordered.
"On the morning of June 4 Sir Ian
Hamilton ordered a general attack on
the Turkish trenches in the southern
area of the Gallipoli Peninsula, pre
ceded by a heavy bombardment by all
guns, assisted by battleships, cruisers
"At a given signal the troops rushed
forward with the bayonet. They were
immediately successful all along the
line except in one spot, where the heavy
wire entanglements were not destroyed
by the bombardment.
"Indian troops on our extreme left
made a magnificent charge. They cap
tured two lines of trenches but owing
to the fact that the troops on the right
were hung up by tho wire entangle
ments, they were obliged to retire to
their original line.
Strong; Redoubt Captured.
"The regular division made good
progress on the left and center, captur
ing a strong redoubt and two lines of
trenches beyond it, about BOO yards in
advance of their original line.
"The territorial division on our cen
ter did brilliantly, advancing 600 yards
and capturing two lines of trenches,
but though the advanced captured
trench was held all day and half of the
ensuing night, they had to be ordered
back in the morning to the second cap
tured line, as both their flanks were
"The naval division on our right center
captured a redoubt and a formidable
line of trenches constructed in tires
(Concluded on Page 2. Column &.
CLAMOR FOR WAR
30,000 AT CAPITAL MAKE AXTI
Leader of Conservati es Denounced
by Party for Speech Favoring
Kaiser, and Withdraws.
LONDON. June 6. Reuters corre
spondent at Bucharest telegraphs that
a great demonstration was held there
today in favor of Intervention by Rou
mania in the war in support of the
Allies. About 30,000 persons marched
with flags flying and bugles sound
ing, to the Italian legation where
speeches were delivered eulogizing
Later partisans of Alexander Mar
ghiloman, the Conservative leader, to
gether with Socialists, organized a
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Conservative party, the
attitude of XI. Marghiloman in favor
of Germany, was discussed. After a
debate the majority condemned the
leadership of the party. M. Marghilo
man thereupon left the meeting, ac
companied by his supporters.
A meeting of the party was called
for tomorrow under the presidency of
Jean Lahovary, who represents the
wing of the party which is favorable
to the Allies,
BAKER BACKED TO LEAD
Adams and Bigelow Also Favored in
Betting for Today's Election.
The outcome of today's election has
aroused interest of the betting frater
nity. A single bet involving $1000 was
reported laced last night. It was $500
even that George L. Baker would lead
the ticket for City Commissioner by
5000 votes. This bet is said to be
between two prominent business men.
Another wager at $200 even that Ba
ker, Adams and Bigelow would lead
the Commissionership race had been
placed earlier in the day. This bet was
against the field.
There were six or seven bets of $30
to $100 that the Commissionership race
would result in the following order:
Baker, Adams, Bigelow, or Baker, Bige
One bet for $50 Is that water me
ters would not bo authorized by the
voters had been placed, according to
habitues of betting resorts. There was
considerable money uncovered that me
ters would not carry.
Baker and Adama were the, choices
last night, but no significant odds
were being offered. Practically all bet
ting is at even money.
STORMS DERAIL TRAINS
Rain and Wind Cause Damage in
Minnesota and Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, June' 6. Heavy rains, in
some places accompanied by destructive
winds and electrical storms, caused
three deaths late last night, together
with considerable property damage, in
western Wisconsin and eastern Min
nesota. A Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
train eastbound left the rails near Lake
City, Minn., the engine and coach go
ing into a ravine, killing the engineer
A cloudburst near Roberts, Wis.,
caused the derailment of a Chicago,
Minneapolis & Omaha train, from Chi
cago, and the death of the engineer.
PASSPORTS ARE REVOKED
Americans Ashamed of Citizenship
BERLIN, via London, June 6. The
passports of two American citizens liv
ing in Dresden. Leon Raines and Karl
Recknagel, have been ordered revoked
by the American embassy on instruc
tions from the State Department at
The men, it is said, adversely criti
cised the American Government's policy
in the present crisis and reported in
newspaper circles that they were
ashamed of their citizenship.
CABINET TO POOL SALARIES
Coalition Basis Agreed On by New
Ministry of Britain.
LONDON. June 7. According to the
Daily Express the members of the
coalition cabinet have agreed to ar
range their salaries on a coalition
basis that is. all the salaries will be
pooled and then equally divided. The
only exception will be Premier Asquith,
who will receive his full salary as be
fore, and Sir Edward Carson, the attorney-general,
whose fees will not be
included in the pool.
FIVE TRAWLERS ARE SUNK
Crews of Day's Victims of German
Submarines Are Saved.
LONDON, June 6. Five more traw
lers have been sunk by German subma
rines. Four of the attacks occurred
off Peter Head yesterday and the
Dogberry, of Hull, Persimmon, of Grims
by and Gazehound and Curlew, of Sun
derland, were the victims.
The Hull trawler Bardolph has also
been sunk by a submarine.
The crews of all of the trawlers were
Bomb Near American Consulate.
LONDON, June 7. In the German
air raid on Calais last Saturday, says
the Daily Mail's North of France cor
respondent, a bomb fell within 50 yards
of the American consulate, but did no
VILLA IS REPORTED
Important Victory An
nounced by Obregon.
ALL GANNON DECLARED TAKEN
Foe Loses Military Trains,
Says Carranza General.
TOWN OF LEON CAPTURED
Enemy Said to Have Been Scattered
in Various Directions After Bat
tle Lasting Five Days; EI
Paso Bears Differently.
VERA CRUZ, J-une 8. Defeat of the
forces of Generals Angeles and Villa,
the capture of the town of Leon and
all of Villa's trains and artillery was
announced In a report of General Obre
gon, of the Carranza army, received to
day. The report says:
"I have achieved an important vic
tory. After a five days' battle Angeles
and Villa, with small groups of follow
ers, fled in different directions. Our
forces are pursuing them north of Leon.
Tons of Leon Occupied.
"Leon has been occupied by the Car
ranza troops. All the enemy's trains
and artillery were captured. The battle
extended over a zone of 300 miles.
"I have ordered the reconstruction of
the railroad and telegraph with Vera
EL PASO, Texas, June 6. No word
has been received here for two days
from the fighting line in the state o.f
Obregon Reported Encircled.
The last direct advices from General
Felipe Angeles said that General Villa,
with a force of cavalry, had circled
east of. General Obregon's entrenched
line at Trinidad and captured Sflao.
thereby cutting Obregon's line of com
munication with Irapuato.
Villa representatives here, as well
as American officials conversant with
the situation, were inclined to await
direct advices before accepting the
Carranza report of a victory at Leon.
PEACE OVERTURE IS RUMORED
Carranza Consul Approached by
Villa Official on Border.
"WASHINGTON. June 6. Informal,
efforts as yet without official sanc
tion are being made by Mexicans
Identified with the Vllla-Zapata move
ment in Mexico to bring about a recon
ciliation with the Carranza faction,
with the view of establishing a gov
ernment that could claim recognition
at the hands of the United States.
Eliseo Arredondo. Washington repre
sentative of General Carranza, today
received a message from a Carranza
consul on the border, saying he had
been approached by a Villa official,
speaking presumably with authority, to
learn what could bo done to initiate
peace negotiations. The message was
forwarded without comment by Mr.
Arredondo to General Carranza at
Enrique Llorente, agent here of the
Villa-Zapata coalition, said he had no
official advices that any peace parleys
had begun. He said he had. received a
telegram from Miguel Diaz Lombadoro.
secretary of the Vllla-Zapata govern
ment, in which the latter reported his
departure for Leon to confer with
American Red Cross officials are put
ting into effect their plans for reliev
ing starving Mexican non-combatants.
An army transport will leave Galves
ton for Mexico City, arrangements hav
ing been made for safe passage of the
supplies through the Carranza lines.
On its return trip the transport will
bring back those who may have
reached Vera Cruz from Mexico City or
other points In the interior and desire
to leave the country.
Brigadier-General Devol. general
manager of the Red Cross, left today
for the Texas border to confer with
Major-General Funston and other offi
There was a disposition at both the
Carranza and Villa agencies here to
treat the subject of peace parleys with
caution, as neither of the representa
tives here professed to know the views "
of their respective chiefs.
Officials of the Washington Govern
ment declined to comment on the sit-
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THE OREGOMAX TO FLASH
In pursuance of its usual cus
tom. The. Oregonian will flash
returns from today's election on
a "screen at the corner of Sixth
and Alder streets, across from
The Oregonian building, -ind give
the earliest possible announce
ment of the results.
The polls close at 8 P. M. and
as soon thereafter as figures are
available the first returns will
be given. The service will be
continued, as usual, until late at
night, recording the count as it
progresses. A large force of
motorcycle messengers will tele
phone the returns to The Ore
gonian with the least possible