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VOL. L.VI XO. 17,329.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 191G. .
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NO MORE AS FACTOR
SENATE IS ACCUSED
OF VIOLATING LAW
WOMAN FAINTS AS
HUGHES OPENS LIPS
WOMEN TO WORK
s ONLY FOR VOTES
PEN MURIEL WILL
4 -DAY ADJOURNMENT TAKEN
WITHOUT HOUSE'S CONSENT.
M RS. RUSSELL BRYAN LETS IN
HIGHWAYMAN FOR HUSBAND.
EFFORTS TO CENTER ON TWO
RISES AT CHICAGO
Moth Balls and Warm
R NATIONAL UNITY
Delegates Seem Sure
T. R. Is Out of It.
MOOSE KEEP SHOW OF FAITH
Roosevelt Forces May Hope to
: Gain by Dilemma.
FIRST BALLOT IDEA. FADES
Convention Needs Napoleon of Po
litical Strategy to- Tell. It How,
to Nominate Winner Without
Naming Oyster. Bay. Man. .
' CHICAGO, June 5. (Editorial cor
respondence) If some Napoleon of
political strategy will tell the National
Republican Convention how to nomi
nate a winning candidate for President
without naming Roosevelt, the conduct
of the campaign will undoubtedly be
at once turned over to him.
- T..e newspapers, the lobbies, the
delegates and the street crowds have at
last found out that Roosevelt will not
be nominated by the Republicans,
whatever else happens everybody but
the blind men and one-Idea women,
who havr no eyes nor ears for any
body but the Colonel.
T. R. Forces Keep Ip Courage.
Roosevelt headquarters' keep up a
great show of enthusiasm and confi
dence, which is no small stunt when
the cold facts are faced. A prominent
Roosevelt lieutenant, well known In
financial circles for his probity in all
business transactions, calmly stated to
me today that the only question now
to be determined by the Roosevelt
managers was as to whether they
should procure the nomination of
Colonel Roosevelt on the first or sec
ond ballot. It had been conceded, he
aid, not to press the issue until after
- the delegates had had a fair oppor
tunity to discharge their nominal obli
gations to the favorite sons.
J restrained a yearning desire to rec
ommend that if a majority of the con
vention was willing to go to Colonel
Roosevelt at the outset, it was taking
an unnecessary chance to postpone
nomination to a later time. Later the
same gentleman repeated the same
statement to me and I then urged in
the public interest that he bring the
contest to an end at the earliest possi
Americanism la Moose Keynote.
Why prolong unnecessarily the agony
of the favorite sons? But he was not
open to friendly counsel and so evi
dently there is to be more than the
single ballot. Out of the confusion and
tangle the position of the Progressives
emerges with somewhat greater dis
tinctness than heretofore. It is that
they desire Colonel Roosevelt be nom
inated and that he is their first and
only genuine choice.- But they will ac
cept any suitable candidate who stands'
tor the Roosevelt principles of 1916
Americanism, Nationalism, prepared
ness and preparation. The soft pedal
has been put on social justice and
purely domestio matters.
"Where does Justice Hughes stand?"
"If you don't know, find out; so if
you can't find out, do not offer him,
for we won't take 'him. Let us have
your next ' suggestion."
Plan to Create Dilemma Possible.
It may be possible that the Progres
sives are seeking chiefly to maneuver
the Hughes men into an inextricable
dilemma and that they have no idea
that Justice Hughes will tell Roose
1 velt or anybody, anything about his
.views on publl3' questions. It is pos
sible. ' indeed. If that is it, it is ad
mirable strategy. The Progressives say
that they are anxious to unite with
the Republicans on a common platform
and under a common flag. They have
appointed a' steering committee to
negotiate for them and they will , put
their nomination off until Saturday.
It is not easy to see how they could
fairly be asked o do more, unless it
would be to march in a body to the
Republican convention and request per
mission for a place on the platform
for Roosevelt to ratifv th TiniiKii.n
programme throughout. That would,
indeed, be an ideal way to achieve
a real reunion, but it cannot be
regarded as the probable goal of the
Roosevelt Christian soldiers in their
next onward march.
I nscalins of Hashes' Lips Needed.
The Republicans are not indifferent
to Progressive contentions nor dis
posed to minimize their own embarrass
menu, insofar as Hughes is con
cerned. If anybody knows how the lips
f the Judge may be unsealed and the
tlquette which controls high court cir
cles may at the same time be pre
served, there is a magnificent Job for
him at Chicago and at Washington.
Dissociated from the Roosevelt com
plication, the nomination of Justice
Hughes might be regarded as certain.
The favorite sons, through their re
spective headquarters, keep up a brave
pretense, but they are only going
through the traditional form of claim
ing everything and conceding nothing,
all for the game's sake. They know
that the only possible chance for any
of them Is for Roosevelt somehow to
got Hughes out of the way, or for
the silent and. distant Judge to take
himself out and they intend to be on
the ground when the denouement oc-
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Democratlc Speaker Agrees With
Republicans That Bad Prece
dent Has Been Set.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Members of
the House were much exercised today
over what they Insisted was a viola
tion by the Senate of the constitu
tional provision that neither House
shall adjourn for more than three days
at a time without the consent of the
The Senate adjourned Saturday until
noon Thursday,- the leaders counting
that a three-day recess because of the
Intervening Sunday. Republican Leader
Mann, supported by Representative Gar
ret, of Tennessee, and other House
parliamentarians; brought the matter
formally to the attention . of Speaker
Clark today, and the Speaker agreed
that a bad -precedent had been set.
Lator Democrat Senators suggested
Informally that the House dispose of
the situation by adopting a resolution
consenting to a four-day adjournment.
It was said tonight this might be done,
or that if a quorum of the Senate
could be mustered a session of that
body would be called for Wednesday.
FORCE ON GREECE URGED
Russian Press Suggests Entente
Powers Use Pressure.
FETROGRAD, via London, June 6. -The
Russian press urges the entente
powers vo bring pressure to bear on
Greece because of the antagonistic at
titude of that country. Something of
a sensation has been caused by the
articles, especially those in the Bourse
Gazette, expressing the opinion that
the King of Greece "would do well to
take a rest of some duration at some
place batter for. his health than
The other papers denounce "the po
litical felony" of Greece toward the
entente. T"e Novoe Vremya declares the
measures taken at Salonikl as insuf
ficient and calls upon the entente pow
ers to take necessary steps at Piraeus
BRITISH LOSE LATE GAINS
Germans Retake Part .' of Lost
Ground Near Ypres.
B R I TI S H HEADQUARTERS, Jn
France, June 4, via London, June 5.
The British and Germans are fighting
hard in the region of Ypres. where last
Saturday the British in hand-to-hand
encounters recaptured most of the
trenches the Germans had taken from
them previously In the sector from the
Ypres-Comines Canal to Hooge Point.
In the face of repeated attacks the
British have been unable to retain the
bulk of the recaptured ground, but still
are fighting strenuously to keep what
they have and to recapture what they
SEYDLITZ REPORTED SUNK
Danish Paper Has Word That' Ger
man Battle Cruiser Was Lost. "
COPENHAGEN, via London. June &
The Stifts-Tldendeu of Aalborg. wni'-h
yesterday published' a report that the
25,000-ton German battle cruiser Seyd
litz was sighted on Thursday off Fano
Island, pursued by British warships
and badly damaged, says it is now be
lieved the Seydlitz was sunk.
A dispatch to this newspaper from
Rlbe, Jutland, reports v that persons
living in Schleswig have received word
that relatives on board the Seydlitz
$711,828 AWARDED INDIANS
Judgment Rendered Against Gov
ernment in Land Case.
WASHINGTON. June 5. Judgment
against the United States for 8711,828
was rendered by the Court of Claims
today in favor of the Mille Lac tribe
of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota, in
consideration of lands and timber taken
by the Government, homesteaders and
the state of Minnesota.
The judgment is based on an award
to the Indians of credit for 31.692
acres of land and $202,818 on account
of value of timber cut from the lands,
YUAN SHI KAI SUPPORTED
1 7 Loyal Provinces .Decide to Con
tinue Aiding President.
WASHINGTON, June 5. The 17 loyal
provinces in China have agreed to con
tinue their support of President Yuan
Shi Kai. Minister Relnsch. at Pekln,
telegraphed today that representatives
of the provinces had reached this deel
sion at a meeting in Nanking.
Minister Relnsch did not know
whether or not the armistice declared
when the conference was called was
still In effect.
ITALIANS REPULSE ATTACK
Austrians Driven Back After Furious
Assault at Coni Zugna.
ROME, June 5. Austrian attacks inl
the Lagarina Valley, where a vigorous
attempt was made to carry the Impor
tant Italian positions at Coni Zugna,
were repulsed with heavy losses, the I
War office announced tonight.
The Austrians were also driven back I
while endeavoring to advance in the I
T...-inn . . . . i 1
BURTON BOOSTERS BUSIEST
Cobb Hears Hughes Rumble
and Harding Horse Nicker.
LITTLE BOOMS DYING OUT
Weeks, Root and Sherman Move
ments Emit Tiny Squeaks, While
Fairbanks' Friends Give Him
Plenty of Advertising.
BY IRVIN S. COBB.
(Copyright, 1916, by the Central Press
CONVENTION HALL. Chicago, June
5. (Special.) At this time of writing
it is beginning for the first time to
wear all the out
ward aspects of be
ing a regular con
vention. - It looks
like one, It acts
like one, and it
smells like one.
does it smell like
one. Perhaps you
didn't know it, but
a convention has its
aroma, just as a
civet cat in a steam
heated zoo has its
own, or a goat has,
or a fried onion,
or a boiled cab
bage, or any of those
things in Nature
mil S.' Cobb.
which do not have to depend upon
Florida water to attract attention in
company, but stand upon their own
merits in this regard. The true con
vention smell is compounded of stale
cigar smoke, close, bad air, which a
large number of total strangers have
been using before passing it along to
you, perspiration, the haunting savor of
the camphor ball, for there be certain
statesmen -who get their frock coats
out of the old cedar chest only for an
occasion such as this, the taint of the
over-wrought -campaign badge which
is beginning to mould slightly, and the
persusasive tang of the celluloid col
lar as by contact with the human neck
it grows warmer and yet warmer.
Celluloid Collars In Evidence.
It takes all kinds of men to make up
a great political party in convention as
sembled, including the patriot from the
tall and uncut, who still clings to the
celluloid collar of the forefathers of
this Republic. True, there is the ever-
present period of spontaneous combus
tion. One quick flash of flame and bis
whiskers may be burned to their very
foundation, but .what cares he for dan
ger, when he can dampen a forefinger,
rub briskly for 30 seconds, lick the but
tonholes and laugh in the laundries
At a seasonably early hour today the
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Intruder Shakes Woman . by Hair
m When She Attempts to Make
Escape With Baby.
When Russell .Bryan." 6435 Eighty
first street Southeast, returned from
work last night he found his wife in a
dead faint by the side of the crib, where
the baby was sleeping, furniture top
pled over and contents of bureau draw
ers scattered about.
Mrs. Bryan had gone to the door,
thinking she was letting in her hus
band on his return from work, when a
robber thrust his foot into 'the door,
grabbed her by the hair and threatened
to kill her If she made any noise and
entered the house. Later as she at
tempted to grab the baby and escape
he again caught her by the hair and
shook her. until she fainted.
Motorcycle. Patrolmen Morris and
Irvln and several detectives were sum
moned but apparently nothing had been
Mrs. Bryan described the robber as
30, smooth shaven and slender and said
be wore a dark suit and broad-brimmed
hat. - Streetcar ' men reported to the
police that a man answering the de
scription had returned to town shortly
after the robbery.
FLOOD MENACES WICHITA
Whistles Warn Citizens to Flee to
WICHITA. Kan., June 6. Packing
house whistles : counded warnings to
citizens tonight to flee to high grounds.
Every policeman In the city, the entire'
fire department and every' available
boat and motor car were pressed Into
service to rescue families marooned
along the creeks in the northern part
of the city.- The Little Arkansas River
left its banks and is flooding a large
portion of the city as the result of a
heavy rainfall here today.
The rainstorm was general throughout-Western
Missouri, Eastern Kansas
MIRAGE CHANGES DISTRICT
Atmospheric Prank flakes Mount
Scott City of Castles.
A strange mirage. which makes part
of the Mount Scott district appear to
be built up with towering cathedrals
has been -discovered from the wlndw
of the sewer bureau on the fourth floor
of the City Hall.
The reflections between the sun. the
Catholic Cathedral on the East Side
and the windows In the office' forms
a combination which transfers the ca
thedral to Mount Scott and makes a
dozen or more .towers in place of the
two on the cathedral. The 'mirage Is
perfect and extremely clear.
HAWLEY PARKBILL PASSED
Honse Votes to Create Pleasure Re
serve Near Astoria.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 5. The House Ciay
passed Representative liawley's bill
creating the Saadle Mountain National
This comprises the territory of Sad
dle and Humbug Mountains, 20 miles
south of Astoria.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF 19 1C!
Justice Declares for
ADDRESS MADE TO STUDENTS
First Public Utterance Since
Campaign Opened Is Made.
IDEALS AND HONOR TOPIC
Speaker in Flag Presentation Tells
of National Aspirations and of
Sacrifices of Brave Men
for National Honor.
WASHINGTON. June 5. In the seclu
sion of the National Cathedral School
lawn, where he was prsentlng an
American flag to the honor graduates.
Justice Charles E. Hughes today made
his first public address since the open
ing of the pre-conventlon campaign. He
told the young women graduates that
the flag meant "America first, an un
divided allegiance, and a Nation united
and equal to Its tasks."
"This flag means more than associa
tion and reward," said the Justice. "It
Is the symbol of our National unity, our
National endeavor, of our National as
pirations. It tells you of the struggle
for Independence; of the Union, pre
served; of liberty and union, one and
Inseparable; of the sacrifices of brave
men and, women to whom the Ideals
and honor of this Nation have been
dearer than life.
Ancestors' Valor 'of No Avail.
"It means America first; it means
an undivided allegiance. It means
America united, strong and efficient,
equal to her tasks; it means that you
cannot be saved by the valor and de
votion of your ancestors; that to each
generation comes its patriotic dutv.
and that upon your willingness . to
sacrifice and endure as those before
ynu have sacrificed and endured, rests
tne isatlonal hope.
"It speaks of equal rights; - of the
inspiration of free institutions exem
plified and vindicated; of liberty under
law intelligently conceived and impar
tially administered. There is not a
thread in it but scorns self-indulgence,
weakness and rapacity. It is eloquent
of our common interests, outweighing
an divergencies of opinion, and of our
Need of Discipline Cited.
"Given as a prize to those who have
the highest standing, it happily en
forces the lesson that Intelligence and
zeal must .go together,, that discipline
ust accompany emotion, and that we
..iust ultimately rely upon enlightened
Under the custom of the school the
student who stands at the head of the
class receives as her right the flag
which has flown over the school
grounds all year. Several months ago
Justice Hughes was Invited to make
the" presentation address, but no an-
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Equal Suffragists) Claim' Balance-
of Power In Determining Pres
idency of America.
CHICAGO, June 5. History for women
was in the making tonight when the
Woman's Party was launched under
the auspices of the Congressional
Union for Woman Suffrage. The night
meeting followed the opening today of
their three-day convention here in an
effort to induce the Progressives and
Republicans to put equal suffrage in
their party platforms and to obtain
their Indorsement of the Susan B.
Anthony amendment to the Constitu
tion. This is the first National woman's
party ever launched.
Miss Maude Younger, of California,
temporary chairman, made the keynote
speech. She said the Woman's Party
would consider no other Issue than
equal suffrage at present, and that it
would throw its influence to that party
which supported the Anthony amend
ment. "With enough women in each state
organized to hold the balance of power,
the women voters may determine the
Presidency of the United States." said
Among the suffragist leaders in at
tendance tonight were Mrs. O. II. P.
Belmont, of New York; Miss Helen
Keller. Mrs. Sara Bard Field, "of Ore
gon; Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding. of San
Francisco; Miss Ann Martin, of Nevada;
Mrs. Wallace Williams, of Washington:
Mrs. Ines Milholland-Bolssevain and
Mrs. Crystal Eastman Benedict, of New
York; Mrs. Townsend Scott, of Mary
land, and Mrs. E. M. Rhodes, of Seattle.
BERLIN CALLS LANDSTURM
Class of 1B17 Living Abroad Or
dered to Return at Once.
LONDON. June 5. A Reuter dispatch
from Zurich says that members of the
German LandstUrm, class of 1917. who
are living abroad, have been ordered
to return home immediately.
The Landsturni 'is a home defense
force which includes. In addition to
trained soldiers between the ages of
39 and 45, all those between the ages
of 17 and 39 who have received no
RUSSIANS SCORE SUCCESS
lS,O0O Prisoners Taken in Flghtins
on Roumanian Frontier.
PETROGR AD, . via London, June 5.
Russian forces have won great sue
cesses along the front from the Prlpet
marshes to the Roumanian frontier,
according to an official announcement
issued here today.
It is stated that the Russians took
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature, 63
degrees; minimum, 48 dfrreea.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northwesterly
Delegates swarm to Coicago. Pass 4.
Some Progressive party Ideas may be carried
In Republican platform. Pace 4.
Oregon Republicans and Moon delegates In
vite each other to convention. Fact 2.
Committee disposes of 62 contests. Page 2.
Hughes boom sets away from leaders.
Irvln Cobb says Catherine; has true conven-
Rumor says Lodge may support Roosevelt
after early ballots. Page 6.
Progressives may await Republican nomina
tions. Page 3.
Roosevelt no longer regarded as factor.
will be crowned
Germana maintain raptd-flro Krupps gave
them advantage. Page e.
Sixteen, probably 17 Germans sunk, declare
British. Page 6.
Land. grant bill ready for President's algna
ture. Page 13.
Oregon State "Water Board upheld by Su
preme Court. Page S.
Justice Hughes speaks for National unity In
presenting flag to school. Page 1.
Arkansas tornado fatal to 59 persons. Page 6.
Fortieth .birthday anniversary of State Uni
versity is commemorated. Page 7.
Vancouver woman la charged with murder
of her busbatid. Page 9.
Royal Arch Masons of Oregon elect S. 8.
Spencer, of Eugene, Grand High Priest.
Elght-en-year Forest Watson leads In state
gulf title qualifying rounds. Page ltf.
Yanks beat Chicago, a to Page 18.
Reds trim Giants. 8-2, in 10 Innings. Page 14.
Ritchie and G rum an ready for battle tonight.
Aviator Maroney Is due here tonight for
Rose Festival. Page 17.
Portlander captures honors at shoot opening.
Oaks make dehut here today against the
Heavers. Page 15.
Commercial and Marine.
Heavy lore f grain bags in Fan Francisco
dock fire stimulates market. Page 21.
Large receipts or Mexican cattle at local
stockyards, page 21.
Motors and other specialties features of
Wall-street speculation. Page 21.
Portland chamber to act today on strike
rase. Page IS.
- Portland and Vicinity.
Burglar's loot, worth $1500, la reclaimed by
owners. Page 0.
Relief at Armenians keeps coming in small
amounts. Page 22.
Twenty-eight hundred children will sing
today on Multnomah FKld. Page 14.
Massachusetts Technology Alumni In 3J cities
will hear addresses at golden Jubilee.
June 14. Page 11.
Musical atock company will open at Baker
next season. Page 22.
Many conventions to be held In Portland
this week. Page 13.
Cruiser South Dakota Is here and battle-
ahip Oregon la due todsy. Pag 11.
St. Marys graduatea 31. Page o.
Pantagea offers fun. Page 17.
Woman faints when robber threatens death.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 31,
to Be Elaborate.
FIESTA CENTER TO BE OPENED
Magic Switch Will Turn on
Lights All Over City.
KING JOY ALSO REIGNS
Subjects of Rosaria Are Called Ou
to Wear Rosea and to See That
Spirit of Merrymaking Is
in Force Everywhere.
PRINCIPAL ROK FESTIVAL
EVENTS FOR TODAY. '
3 P.' M. Grand chorus of 3000
school children on Multnomah
6 P. M. Opening of Festival
Center in blocks bounded by
Park, Salmon. West Park and
7 P. M. Band serenade for
Queen Muriel at Portland Hotel.
7:15 P. M Queen and party
leave Portland Hotel for City
7:30 P. M. Mayor Albee pre
sents keys of city to Queen
7:45 P. M. Queen and party
leave City Hall, proceeding north
on Fourth to Washington, to
Broadway, to Madison and to
throne In front of Ladd School.
8:15 P. M. Queen Muriel turns
electrlo switch illuminating
Broadway and Festival Center.
8:30 P. M. Formal coronation
9 P. M. Explosion of aerial
bomb announcing coronation.
9 to 10 P. M Queen and party
Inspect floral displays in Festival
9 to 10 P. M. Concert by Rosa
rian band at Festival Center.
They provided so much entertainment
for this year's Rose Festival that they
couldn't crowd it all into the three al
Consequently the Festival directors
were confronted with an overflow; this
overflow programme " will be offered
the Festival fans tonight.
Had It not been for the wise precau
tion of arranging this overflw enter
tainment, the formal Festival opening
on Wednesday would have found a
Queen without a crown..
Portland doesn't want any uncrowned
queens presiding over her yearly frolic,
so the boys in charge of the celebration
arranged to have the crowning act per
Gems Glitter la Crown.
Yes, they hav6 fixed up a regular
crown; a crown ornamented with
Jewels and diadems and all the other
trimmings that help to add weight and
worth to the top-piece of the best
regulated royal society.
True, the Festival Queen's crown may
be made of papier mache and covered
with gilt foil and Its Jewels may con
sist of, Indian beads and colored glass,
but it Is a badge of royalty all the
same. It signifies that the people of
Portland and their guests have, for a
brief period of three days, abandoned
their sordid pursuits of earthly gain
and given themselves over to the
whimsical dictates of the fair ruler
of the fanciful realm of Rosaria.
"CJo to It, folks. Enjoy, yourselves.
I'm right with you and don't you for
get it, even if I do look bored once in
ttueea Muriel t'hoira by Subjects.
This Is the first' royal decree Issued
by Queen Muriel. fcihe issued It last
night, and she wants It to be effective
beginning this morning, even though
she doesn't put on her royal robes un
til some time tonight.
Queen Muriel that's going to be her
name. In real life the Is Miss Muriel
Saling. an attractive young woman
who lives In Pendleton. She ought to
be a most democratic as well as a gra
cious queen, for- she was chosen for
her high office In that typical Amer
ican manner tho ballot box.
Queen Muriel was the candidate of
the entire Eastern Oregon country and
her constituents are going to prove
their loyalty by coming down to Port
land by the thousands. All day yester
day a steady stream of automobiles
poured In over the Columbia River
Highway from near and distant points
east of the Cascades. They came not
only from Eastern Oregon but from
Washington and Idaho as well.
King Joy Is Chosen, Too.
Pendleton and Eastern Oregon are
coming In for a double share of glory
In this Festival. When tho Pendleton
people produced such a charming per
son foe queen, the Festival directors
decided to let them name the king. too.
So they did. He is 'Till" Taylor, the
popular Sheriff of Vinatllla County ii d
the president of the Round-Up, Penulc
ton's annual tarnival of tporL
But they are not going to call him
"King Till." as might be expected. Ho
has been christened "King Joy," or