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VOL. LVL- SO. 17,307.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, 3IAY 11, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
E IS LOST
5000 AT BARBECUE
LEAVES OPEN ISSUE
CREW, NOT NATIVE
NATURALIZED AMERICANS CAN
NOT SERVE ON MINE-LAYER.
OUT FROM MEXICO
SIMPLER LIVING IS
URGED BY BISHOP
OPENS IN PORTLAND
CLUBWOMEN" SERVE TIIKOXG AT
I'KKPAKEDXESS MKASVKKS AIIH
HELD TO LACK FOCXDATIOX.
OL.l SETTLERS' REUNION.
3 Survivors Reach Port in
Boat With 5 Dead.
CAPTAIN AND WIFE DROWNED
o, wnicn included tuo
Tons of Dynamite, Is Said
to Have Shifted.
FOUR MORE BOATS OUT
Rescued Men Prostrated by
Hardships and Unable to
Tell Detailed Story.
SAN LUIS OBISPO. Cal.. May 10
The steamer Roanoke, which left
San Francisco at midnight, May 8, for
Valparaiso, foundered at sea about
100' miles south of San 'Francisco, ac
cording to the story told by three sur
vivors, who, in a lifeboat with the
dead bodies of five of their shipmates,
drifted ashore here today.
The survivors, weak and partly de
lirious, were unable to give their
names or any information of the rest
of the crew beyond the fact that four
other boats had been launched when
the steamer sank.
Lifeboat Rescued From Breakers.
The lifeboat was almost within the
line of breakers when it was seen by
John Neilson, foreman for the Union
Oil Company, who at once organized a
rescue party, which succeeded in get
ting the boat safely ashore.
At first it was believed that all
hands were dead, but under the treat
ment of the rescuers three showed
signs of life and later one of them re
vived sufficiently to say where they
were from. This man, who, from pa
pers found in his pocket, is believed
to be Manuel Lopez, said the steamer
was overloaded and sank during a
heavy gale. He said four other boats
were launched and that he did not
know what had become of the others.
Steamer Sent to Search.
The survivors have been taken to
a hospital here.
The Union Oil Company's steamer
Lansing has been sent to sea in search
for the missing lifeboats.
The Roanoke's cargo of 1600 tons
of merchandise included 600 tons of
According to Lopez, the foundering
of the Roanoke was caused by a shift
ing of her cargo. The vessel turned
over slowly and the crew by quick
work were able to launch the five
boats. The disaster occurred at 3 P.
Captain and Wife Drowned.
Captain Dickson and his wife, the
only woman aboard, were drowned,
according to Lopez' story. He said
that Mrs. Dickson fell overboard when
the steamer began to capsize and that
Captain Dickson plunged after her.
Neither was seen again by those in
All three of the survivors landed
here are believed to be firemen. The
boat was half filled with water and
the occupants were subjected to fear
ful exposure from a cold wind and in
Owing to the need for quick action
in launching the boat from the top
pling steamer there ras no time to
secure food or fresh water. A small
quantity of hardtack, soaked in brine,
was all that the eight men had in
the way of provisions.
Fears Felt for Other Boats.
It is believed that the four other
boats are in a similar predicament,
and it is feared that if they are not
picked up speedily all will perish.
The crew consisted of about 40 men.
The Roanoke operated on the Portland-San
Diego run in the fleet of the
North Facific Steamship Company
from 1904 until withdrawn about two
months ago, on being chartered by the
California-South Sea Navigation Com
pany to ply between San Francisco
and Mexican and Central American
points as far as Balboa. Her last
voyage from the Golden Gate was
Way S, and it was her second trip in
Varied Service Seen.
Captain Charles Dickson was in
command of the Roanoke on the Port-
iCuncluded oil r-agu
Campaign Launched to Put niroiigl.
Construction or Kittitas High.
Line Canal This Season.
ELLENSBURG. Wash.. May 10.
(Special.) One of the greatest crowds
that ever gathered in Ellensburg for the
old settlers' reunion, numbering more
than 5000, was fed at a free barbecue
today on the Courthouse lawn, where
more than a ton 'of beef and pork was
barbecued in a huge trench.
Ten thousand rolls of bread, 100 gal
lons of ice cream and great quantities
of other food was served, many of the
city's most promient clubwomen as
sisting behind great rows of tables.
A big feature was the launching of
a campaign to put through construc
tion of the Klllitas high line canal this
season. Carroll B. Graves, of Seattle,
first judge of Kittitas County after
the state was admitted, was the princi
He told the crowd that bonds can be
sold at once if the people would only
unite for the great understaking. Kit
titas high line canal district was created
four years ago. The Reclamation
Service is now building a huge storage
reservoir at Lake Keechelus and has
completed a reservoir at Lake Kachess
to impound water for this project.
Austin Mlries, first Mayor of Ellens
burg, acted as chairman. Other speak
ers were Tillman Houser, who drove
the first wagon over Snoqualmie pass
in the late '60s; Jack Splawn. first
storekeeper in Ellensburg, and who
afterwards was North Yakima's" first
Mayor under commission government,
and C. R. Hovey, former president of
the Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce.
FAMISHED CREW PICKED UP
Submarine Sinks Frenchman and
Lets 9 Drift 6 Days Foodless.
LIVERPOOL, May 10. Nine members
of the crew of the French fishing ves
sel Bernadotte were landed here to
day. They -were six days in an open
boat after their vessel was sunk by a
submarine 160 miles from land and
when bound for the Grand Banks of
Newfoundland for fish.
The sailors declare they had no time
to supply themselves with food and
water before taking to the boat and
that they suffered excruciatingly from
hunger and thirst. One man drank
salt water, became demented and
FIAT MONEY USE ENFORCED
Carranza General Orders Dentil for
Refusal to Accept Paper.
JIAZATLAS, Mex., May 10. (By ra
dio to San Diego. Cal.) Reluctance by
the native population of this district
to accept Carranza paper money led to
the issuance today by the commandant
of the Mazatlan garrison of a decree
inflicting the death penalty on all per
sons who reject the recognized legal
tender of the de facto government.
The same decree prescribes expul
sion for anyone, resrartiless of nation
ality, -who circulates alarming reports
reflecting on the stability of de facto
currency or discussing the political sit
uation of the country.
240 LOGGERS ON STRIKE
Sunset Company's Crews Demand
Adance In Wages.
RAYMOND. Wash., May 10. (Spe
cial.) Two hundred and forty men
quit work at the Sunset Timber Com
pany a logging camps on Mill Creek
today because they wanted more pay.
The camps maintain excellent quar
ters, and the men have no complaint
except as. to wages. R. II. Burnside
president of the company, says the
camps will be closed down indefinitely.
The strike will not embarrass the
company's mills, as there are sufficient
logs on hand to keep them busy for
month at least.
CATTLE TOUCH TOP PRICE
Buyers Predict SI 2 Per Hundred
Within l-'ew Weeks.
CHICAGO. May 10. A new record
price for May was set today for choice
cattle at the Chicago stockyards when
Armour & Co. paid $10.25 a hundred
pounds for a carload of Angus year
lings. The figure is 20 cents higher
tjia.n any price paid before this year.
The best May record for 1915 was 9.65.
Buyers predicted that because of th
failure of the Iowa corn crop last year
and the war demands No. 1 cattle may
bring tl2 a hundred pounds within a
LONE WOMAN MAKES TRIP
I. D. Wright, Kstacada, Drives
Auto Two l'ajs Alone.
KSTACADA. Or.. May 10. (Special.)
Mrs. Irwin D. Wright, of Estacad;i.
left Friday fer the ranch of her par
ents, 15 miles over the Oregon-Nevada
state line, near Winnemuca, Nev., mak
ing the trip by automobile. She was
accompanied most of the way only by
her English bull terrier.
Mr. Wright went as far as Bend. Mrs.
Wright making the tripaIone from
Bend to Winnemucca in two days, via
Burns and Denlo.
10,000 in Stockyards Get Increase.
CHICAGO. May 10. Wage increases
of from 2 to 5 cents an hour have been
granted approximately 40.000 employes
in the stockyaras district by the va
rious packing concerns,
Nature of Punishment
Is Not Told.
GERARD MAY MAKE INQUIRY
Washington Thinks Penalty
Should Be. Severe.
EXCUSE NOT APPROVED
American Attitude AVill Be That
Submarine Commander Must Sat
isfy Himself Absolutely and
Slake No Mistakes.
BT JOHN C ALLAN O'LOUGHLIX.
WASHINGTON, May 10. (Special.)
Germany has officially acknowledged
that the channel steamer Sussex was
sunk without warning by one of her
submarines in violation of assurances
given to the United States last Sep
tember following the destruction of
the liner Arabic.
As a consequence of this admission.
formal regret Is expressed for "the de
plorable incident," an offer to pay "an
adequate indemnity" to the American
citizens is extended, and announcement
is made that the conduct of the re
sponsible submarine commander has
been disapproved and he has been "ap
Details of Punishment Desired.
Before accepting the reparation pro
posed by the German Minister of For
eign Affairs, the President and Secre
tary Lansing desire to learn the char
acter of the "punishment" inflicted upoc
the submarine officer. In view of the
enormity of the offense, they consider
the penalty of death would be none too
severe. Moreover, they hold that the
infliction of such a penalty would cause
other submarine commanders to re
rraln from the "sink on sight" policy
which hitherto has characterized Ger
many's underwater campaign.
So it is expected that through Am
oassauor oerard an inquiry will be
made with reference to the punishment
imposed on the man who fired the fatal
torpedo into the Sussex. The German
note, admitting responsibility, seeks to
shield the commander by declaring that
beyond doubt" he acted in the bona
fide belief that he was attacking
Absolute Knonledce Demanded.
Administration officials assert that
he had no right to torpedo the line
merely because he thought it was a
warship. It was his duty to establish
absolutely the character of the vessel
Deiore nring at her. To avoid pre
cisely such occurrences the German
government promised that "liners would
not be sunk without warning unless
they resisted or attempted to escape
This promise has been further extended
as a result of the demand of the Presi
Concluded on Pa 2. Column
JUST AROUND THE CORNER ALMOST ANYWHERE SOUTH
Xinely Per Cent or Ringgold's Men,
Some 10 Years Willi Ship, Arrett
ed Army Secrets Guarded.
WASHINGTON. May 10. A protest
against the . discharge of five natur
alized citizens from the crew of the
Army mine-planter Major Samuel Ring
gold because they were not native-born-Americana
was lodged with Sec
retary Baker today by Representative
Johnson, of Washington.
The men John W." Carlson, Alfred
Christianson, Carl Thomasson, L. Hcr-
mansen and William Matheon who are
constituents of -Mr. Johnson, appealed
to him by telegraph from La Conner,
Representative Johnson obtained a
copy of a communication from the War
Department directing the Captain of
the Ringgold to dismiss all except
native-born citizens from his crew.
Secretary Baker said tonight he would
investigate the case.
Army officers explained that mine
layers necessarily learned the most
carefully guarded of all coast defense
secrets and consequently It was nec
essary to select the civilian skilled
workmen employed on the planters
with the utmost care.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 10. Captain
Hennlng F. Coliey, In command of the
Army mine-planter Major Samuel Ring
gold, could not be reached tonight, but
it was said that when the men who
complained to Representative Johnson
were discharged they were informed
that the War Department had ordered
that none but native-born American
citizens could hold positions on mine
The order affected nearly 90 per cent
of the Ringgold's crew, including the
entire engineer's department. Some of
the naturalized Americans who were
discharged under the order had served
on the Ringgold ten years.
BLOOD FEUDS SUSPENDED
Albanian Chiefs Agree, on Appeal
by Austrian General.
BERLIN. May 9. via London, May 10.
According to a dispatch from Scutari
the chiefs of all the Albanian clans.
In a meeting there, have voted unani
mously to suspend for six months the
custom of blood vengeance. Blood
fueds have been universal in Albania
The action of the chiefs -was taken
under the pressure of the Austrian
military leaders operating in AlbanJ
Field Marshal Trollmann, who con
quered Montenegro, made a personal
appeal to the chiefs urging the aboli
tion of the custom.
DANCE TO HELP PAY FINE
Albany Students Plan to Aid Youth
Punished for Ducking Principul.
ALBANY, Or., May 10. (Special.)
The proceeds from a dance to be given
in Albany next Friday night are ex
pected to be used to reimburse Orin
Jenkins for the J50 fine imposed on
him for participating in ducking W. B.
Young, principal of the Albany High
Invitations have been issued by the
"O. J. Benefit club" and college and
high school students have declared
that this is the purpose of the dance.
Last Remnant Advised
to Leave Country.
NOTICE SENT TO
Pershing to Withdraw Troops
Nearer to Border.
BIG GUNS ARE ON WAY
Troops I'laced to Guard Bridge
on Southern Pacific Recruits
Rushing to Colors In Three
States on Boundary.
EL PASO. Tex.. May 10. (Special.)
L'nited States Consuls in Mexico are
ordering their Nationals to leave the
country at once, and they are arrang
ing to withdraw from Northern Mexico
Consul Edwards, of Juarez, received
an urgent code message from the State
Department today instructing him to
send runners into the hills and notify
all Americans to leave the republic
without delay as roving bands have
become so numerous that life is no
longer safe outside of the garrisoned
towns. Consul Letche at Chihauhau
City has received, similar orders from
the Washington Government, and a
special train Is expected to bring these
refugees, the last remaining remnants
of the thousands of Americans in Mexi
co, to the border by Sunday.
Pershlnir to Draw Forces In.
Orders were sent to General John J.
Pershing at Namiquipa today ordering
him to withdraw his base from Nami
quipa back to Colonla Dublan, a. Mor
mon colony near Casas Grandes and
150 miles south of the border. This
fact became known today from a high
Army officer. General Funston ad
mitted that orders had been sent to
General Pershing regarding his future
movements, but refused to admit that
Pershing had been ordered back.
The removal of the troops to Colonla
i3ubla'?. the picturesque Mormon col
ony, wfth its groves of cottonwoods and
brick-built homes, is a part of the plan
for concentrating the troops between
the badlands of Chihuahua and the bor
der, where they can act as a buffer
against any further raids. It also
means that the chase for Villa is at an
end and the elusive bandit of the hills
has again eluded his .captors and Is
hiding in the hills which gave him
Troops tonight are guarding the
Pecos high bridge over Devil's River
in West Texas, and smaller bridges
along the Southern Pacific system In
West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
If the Pecos high bridge were wrecked
the line of communications between
Eastern Texas and Fort Sam Houston
to the border would be destroyed.
Preparations are being made for an
artillery camp at Fort Bliss, overlook-
Concluded on rasa
OF THE RIO GRANDE.
Special Kffort Kxorted for Small
Tart of Year Declared I.lltlo
Gain IT Abandoned Later.
BOSTON. May 10. Bishop William
Lawrence, in his address today at the
annual Episcopal convention, ques
tioned the adequacy of present pre
"We must recognize." he sid. "that
self-defense is the first instinct of a
man. It Is. until higher forces prevail,
the first instinct of a nation. The ques
tion which 1 ask Is whether these
special forms of preparedness, being
followed by the people of this Nation
In a fresh burst of patriotism, are
really but little more than superficial
"Of what use Is it if a young woman
camp and march for three weeks if
walking in high-heeled shoes and liv
ing In luxury she passes the rest of the
year? Of what gain is it for young
men to stop their cocktails and slack
morals for six weeks' camp. If they
take them up again for 46 weeks?
"In other words, the call of today, to
my mind. Is & call to simpler living.'
CALI F0RNIAN IS UNPLEDGED
Xcw Republican Committeeman
Open-Minded as to President.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 10. The dele
gates to the Republican National Con
vention from California selected Will-
lam H. Crocker. San Francisco banker,
as Republican National committeeman
from this state today, to succeed Philip
Stanton, of Los Angeles.
Mr. Crocker polled the largest indi
vidual vote In San Francisco among the
delegates elected at the primary last
week. In an Interview today, prior to
his selection, he said:
'I have no choice for President. I
shall go to the convention unpledged,
uninfluenced, unprejudiced and open
minded." WHALESKIN GOES IN SHOES
Ten Tons Is Shipped I last for Wom
en's White Footgear.
criTTT.T- TVi r.v in -r .
of skins of the Beluga or white whale.
received irom tiering sea. are being
shipped from Seattle to Eastern shoe
factories to be made into the white
shoes now so popular among young
and Cook Inlet and the new fashion has
stimulated the hunting of the animal.
Only the inner skin Is used, but it Is
so thick that four sheets of thin leather
may be obtained by splitting. Glove
factories are also seeking the Beluga
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 54
aegrees; minimum, degrees.
TODAY'S Warmer: heavy frost In early
inoniinf, norm westerly winut.
Consuls notified to order remaining Ameri
cana out 01 11 ex ico. race 1.
Official report and lummiry. rase 4.
Investigation Into reDorted executions In
Ireland before martial law was declared
la promised, i'aga 3.
Washington wants to know how submarine
commander Uo sank Sussex. n
puntPhcd. Pa are 1.
Suffrage conference rejocta National amend
ment plan. Ias 4.
Boise woman dropa f.1 0.OOO.OOO auit over
Steamship Roanoke lost off California coast,
Bishop urge timplrr living- as measure of
preparttancs. rme i.
One of three fugtulva convicts is captured.
George W. Perkins says Progressives will
not lnlt on Colonel. Tag 4.
Pacific Coast Leagu- results: han Prancisco
4. Portland 0; Milt Ukr 14. Oakland
Vernon 3, Angeles . rage 1.
Cleveland defeats world's champions.
Phillies again lose in Net tonal Ieague,
Portland Golf club team for trip to Eugene
chosen. Page 3V
Troeh and Tmpkton win honors at Spokane
snoot. page 14.
I -metric Nortnwckt.
Ellensburg feeds ;VM) at barbecue. Page 1.
Grangers have big convention banquet at
Astoria. page &.
H. 1 Pittock visits Eugene Journalism class.
Mount Angel and its college thrive. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Btda on oats for PhHIpplnca opened by
q ua rt erma te r,. Pago 19.
C blraco wheat strong on drouth reports.
Stock trading ilowi down and market la un
certain. Page 10.
Shipbuilding activity causes steel plant to
ex pane. 'm ge i u.
Port land and V leln it y.
Home and position are offered fr young
woman vho la nil suing. Pago jo.
Prosrresslve Business Men's Club candidate
for Festival Queen jumps to top of list.
F. V. Wnolmorth. head of grat chain of
small stores, guest of Portland. Pare 9.
Children's trainlnr speakers condemn inomi
and abort sairta. rage l.
Lincoln and Washington plan rival vaude
ville shows. Pare IS.
Chairmen of Chamber bureaua are named
Free Methodist conference holda memorial
for Bishop Asbury. Page 9.
Ci. k. Thome Is recaptured after daring leap
from window. Page .
Alcohol causer death In patrol wagon.
Commissioner DJeck ousts several employes.
Man believes ex-wifo haa spirited children
away. Iwge n.
Vancouver troops lave todav; Seattle troops
to pass through ctt . rage 4.
-r. Ifutton tn $.VO.Onn libel ca.e admfts dry
law is rauit. i-age
Hippodrome show makes ltg hit at opening.
WcatUar report, data and Xurccaru rg l'f.
Short Skirts, Movies,
Vaudeville, Are Hit.
CHILD TRAINING CHIEF TOPIC
Need of Early Religious Home
Teaching Is Agreed.
MANY CREEDS TAKE PART
"Moral Strain Upon Youth' Is l.cn
cral TIjcmc--Spcakrr Says Kosult
of NcKloftiiiff This Problem
Is Appuront Today.
With many religious creeds repre
sented and participating, the fourth
annual convetnion of the Tacific Coast
Division of the Religious Education
Association opened yesterday morningr
n room H at the Central Library.
Morning, afternoon and evening ses
sions were held, the last being in the
auditorium of Lincoln High School, and
the convention will continue at the
Library this morning and afternoon.
Dr. William T. Foster, president of
Reed College, presided yesterday. "The
Moral Strain Upon Youth" was the
general theme of the morning discus
sions and "What the Organized Forces
of Religion Are Doing for Religious
Education in Oregon" was the subject
of the speakers of the afternoon.
lulplt la Criticised.
The pulpit came in for criticism
during the afternoon, when a general
discussion followed the talks scheduled.
It was maintained by some of the
speakers that the clergy has been lax
n matters pertaining to religious edu
cation, in that sermons are seldom ad
dressed to the youth of the times, nor
are they calculated to secure the
child's interest on scientific or peda
President Wallace H. Lee. of Albany
College, opened the discussion. Wa
are going more for our children in
religious education than merely the
efforts of the Sunday school," he de
clared. "Much activity Is going for
ward along the right lines in the
homes and elsewhere.
Rellarlon Broader Than Church.
'Religion is broader than any church.
I cannot help but admire the work of
the Jewish and Catholic churches are
doing for their children. I hope It.
may be possible today to Mart a move
ment from this room that will arouse
in parents a feeling that their children
must be trained religiously.
We must add to the moral virtues
of the young the religious virtues.
The Jewish people are teaching rev
erence for God's work, the Catholics
also and the Protestants as well. If
we omit the religious side of educa
tion of our young people we are
neglecting the most important part.'
The programme of the afternoon in
cluded reports from three creeds a
to the religious work for the young in
this state. L. R. Carrick, of Reed Col
lege, made a report on the work of
Protestant churches; Mrs. L. Altman,
of Portland, gave a report on th
Jewish work, and Rev. Walter J.
0Donnell, C f. C. spoke on the work
of education being conducted by the
Catholic Mflhsda 1 Ited.
It was stated there are 0,000
children in Sunday schools of the etate
and that 10.000 children are in parochial
schools. Father O'Donnell poke of the
value to the religious character of the
young f the work carried on by his
church, laying peciat emphasis upon
the confessional and the sacrament.
These, ho said, laid the foundations , for
lasting religious beliefs. The former,
he said, la the? great character builder
and safeguards faith and morals of
young and old alike. The sacrament
develops this faith and establishes
religious belief firmly in the young.
He said 60 per cent of Catholic children
in this city go to confession and sacra
ment every Sunday. The Catholic
Church has 16 high schools in Oregon,
where 9-0 pupils are enrolled.
"Religion is something in which the
child must be trained from his youth,
sad the speaker, "and the f unction of
the Catholic religion is to have the
child grow In the knowledge of iod."
Participating In the discussion that
followed. Levi W. Pennington, presi
dent ft Pacific College, Xewberg, said:
Children Sermon Advocated.
"The most Important part of man i
not the body, or even his mind, but It
is the soul. The most important educa
tion Is not physical or mental, but
religious. I wish wo might have
sermons very often especially for
children. Our Protestant churches are
seeking in many ways to educate our
young people along the right lines."
Lack of home training in religious
things was charged as an evil in
American life by Dr. Henry K. Cope,
of Chicago. He said;
"The lack of religious parenthood is
the cause of debasing and debauching
vaudeville and circus stunts to bring
people back Into the churches."
"I am somewhat surprised to find
your work so well cared for in this
state," said Rev. Hugh F.lmer Brown,
of Seattle. "It ferns to be In most
capable hands and In good bhape. t
cannot refrain from saying, however,
that tho average Protestant clergyman
has no continuity In his selection, for
examnle. -of his Scriptural readings.
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