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VOL.. LVI NO. 17,330.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
107, WREAK RUIN
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SWEPT BY
VOTERS OF IOWA
KITCHENER LOST ON
CHURCH TO BUILD
VOYAGE TO RUSSIA
MID FESTIVE CROWD
3IAJORITY. AGAINST AMEND-
TATXOR-STREET EDIFICE OF
MENT IS ABOUT 5000.
METHODISTS TO GO.
PR EL S CROWNED
Wild-Eyed Radicals in
Control in Chicago.
PERKINS' LEADERSHIP SPURNED
J. R. Faces Rupture With Pro
fessional Roosevelt. Men. . .
HUGHES STOCK. IS . RISING
(onrc of Events Subject to Alter
ation by Some Sudden Move of
Colonel's, and Field of
V Conjecture Is Open.
CHICAGO, June 6. (Editorial corre
spondence.) The neck-breaking radi
cals and wild eyes are clearly In con
trol of the Progressive National Con
vention and will nominate Theodore
Roosevelt for President unless they are
rudely restrained by the positive ulti
matum of the Colonel himself. George
W. Perkins has sought to hold back
the irreconcilables and impossibles, but
the job is too great for him. His lead
ership has been displaced in fact,
though not in form, by Hiram Johnson,
Victor Murdock, Gifford Pinchot and all
the roaring hotheads.
If Oyster Bay speaks, they may lis
ten, but they are tired of Perkins'
brand of pacifism and compromise and
they want Roosevelt. They intend, if
they can, to put Roosevelt up to the
Republican convention whether the
niajor body likes it or not, and they
w ill listen to no counter proposal. They
want, harmony, to be sure, and they
will accept It If its name spells Roose
velt and not otherwise. Perkins can
not stop them.
Republicans Are Unmoved.
The Progressive steam roller run by
the- little bosses is in action.
But the road-agent methods of the
Johnsons, Murdocks and Pinchots have
not had the slightest effect on the
Republican delegates, - except to' in
crease the growing irritation and en
hance, greatly - the likelihood of a
schism. It is not so plainly a break be
tween Roosevelt and the Republicans
as it is between the Progressive or
ganization and the Republican organi
sation. With a possibility of a sharp
rupture between the professional
Rooseveltlans and Roosevelt himself,
the whole situation has taken on an
aspect so extraordinary and so critical
that the bankruptcy of any proposed
scheme of reunion and harmony is im
minent, through the obduracy and
prejudice of the delegates themselves
and not through Roosevelt, nor Per
kins, nor Hughes, nor the favorite
sons nor the Old Guard.
Progressives Ready for Revolt.
The Republican convention won't
have Roosevelt, no matter what he
says or does, or the Progressives say
or do. The Progressives at last under
stand the temper of the Republicans
and are ready to revolt, and -unquestionably
will revolt, if they can take
their leader with them. They want
to do it anyway. Just now the Roose
velt hounds are ahead of the Roosevelt
The probability of Hughes' nomina
tion increases with the hours. The
statement on patriotic duty and pre
paredness made by the Justice before
those young ladies at Washington only
mildly affects the situation. If It was
designed in any way to meet the de
mands of Progressives that he declare
himself, before a nomination, it has not
been a shining success. But the Re
publicans have no doubt at all about
the Justice's genuine Americanism and
his abhorrence of all forms and phases
of dislcyalty and unpreparedness, hy
phenated and otherwise. It has be
come obvious that the Far West, sup
posed to be the impregnable strong
hold for Roosevelt sentiment, is for
Hughes. The M'ddle West appears to
have the same trend, and the states of
the favorite sons are only waiting an
opportunity to do their formal duty
and then to go rejoicing elsewhere,
preferably to Hughes in the main.
Roosevelt Faces New Problem.
I would have no hesitancy at all In
making an unqualified prediction 'of
an early Hughes victory if I could es
cape the notion that the clear course
of events may at any moment be al
tered by some sudden and sensational
action by Colonel Roosevelt. It would
seem that the immediate problem for
him is not what the Republicans will
do. but the Progressives. They are
running wild, being headed straight
for another glorious but futile Arma
geddon. The demand of the Progressives that
Mr. Hughes tell where he stands may
now be set down as a bluff. They
don't care to know, or. if they were
told, they would not take a Hughes
for a Roosevelt. I am disposed to ven
ture a guess as to' what will happen,
though I am not a prophet, having
abandoned long ago the practice of
political crystal-gazing. One sees in
that picturesque pastime too many
things that are not so. I look for the
Republican convention to organize in
the usual manner and go ahead, after
adoption of a platform following more
or less explicitly Rooseveitian out
lines, to a nomination of Hughes. Jus
tice Hughes will make no statement
whatever prior to a nomination as to
what he believes on any public ques
tion, or what he will do. The Pro-
Concluded, oa pass w Column &.
Several Hundred Arc Injured, Many
of Whom Will DieProperty Loss
Is Hundreds of Thousands.
KANSAS CITT, Mo.. June 6. Death
lists in the storm-swept sections of Ar
kansas. Missouri, Mississippi and Illi
nois grew hourly tonight as belated re
ports were received from communities
which suffered In a series of tornadoes
Monday night and early today.
Late toniirht the deaths of 107 per
sons had been reported, a number of
other persons were unaccounted for,
.....4 i ri n 4 cpvpml hundred
had been injured of whom some will
die. Accurate estimates or property
damage were not available, but all fig
ures ventured by property owners in
the stricken communities ran into the
hundreds of thousands.
-Incomplete, tabulations showed tne
following deaths: Arkansas 57, Mis
souri 30, possibly more; Mississippi 16,
Illinois 1,' Tennessee 4, with a score
mU&ing. in thn rvrturninff of the Mis
sissippi River packet Eleonore,
POPLAR BLUFFS, Mo., June 6.
Thirty or more persons were killed and
at least 75 were injured in a storm
that swept this section today. The
damage to crops and buildings Is es
timated at hundreds of thousands of
The storm first passed through Ox
ley, where several barns and light
buildings were torn from their founda
tions. At Stoddard, however, the storm
had gained in Intensity, and in addition
to those killed, three persons were
seriously Injured and are- expected to
William Simpson and his wife, of
Poplar Bluff, who were killed, had
passed the night at Stoddard after at
tending the funeral of Mr. Simpson's
mother there Monday. A daughter of
Mrs. Edward Fields, another victim,
was hurled 200 feet, but was unin
jured. Bud Bond, of iiernie, was killed by
lightning, while asleep.
MEMPHIS, June 6 Four persons are
known to have been drowned and 25
or 30 others, mostly negro deckhands,
are missing and are believed to have
gone down when the Lee line steamer
Eleonore capsized last night in the
Mississippi. 20 miles north of Memphis.
WOMEN GOING TO ST. LOUIS
Democrats Predict Only Sharp Eight
Will Bo Over Suffrage.
ST. LOUIS, June S. A sharp fight
the only one visible on the skyline
of the coming Democratic National
Convention, is expected by National
committeemen over an effort that is
to be made to write into the party's
platform an equal suffrage plank.
National Chairman McCombs said he
had been advised that the same suf
frage host that is to wage a fight for
the suffrage plank at the Republican
convention would appear in force at
the St. Louis convention.
FIREMEN IN NEED OF ROSES
Machines Are Being Prepared for
Festival Parade Tomorrow.
Don't forget today is the day for
roses for the firemen for use in dec
orating fire machines for tomorrow's
Festival parade. The flowers may be
left at any of the fire stations or, if it
is not possible to deliver them here,
they will be called for If the Fire Bu
reau is notified.
The firemen plan on making a big
showing in the parade this year and will
require an unusually large numbea, of
URUGUAY WILL SEND HELP
South .American Nation to Attempt
Rescue of British Explorers.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay-, June .
The Uruguayan government will dis
patch the small steamship Instituto-
pesca to the rescue of the Shackleton
The steamship will leave Thursday.
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Blare of Bands Cover
DELEGATES ARE ALL AT SEA
Convention Eve Finds No One
Certain of Anything.
'PEP' SEEMS TO BE LACKING
'She Starts Today and Heaven Only
Knows Where She Will Stop,'
Says Irvln Cobb, Who Thinks
Prophecies Are Futile.
IRVIN S. COBB.
Copyright 191S by Central Press Asso
ciation. CHICAGO. June 6. (Special.) At
the hero says of the sculptored lady
in the well known and justly popular
poem 6f "Pygmal
ion and Galatea":
"She starts, she
seems to feel
The thrill of life
A friend looking
over my shoulder
as I write this in
sists the lines Z
have just quoted
are from a poem
by Longfellow or
Lee Masters ' or
Wordsworth, o r
Amy Lowell or
somebody, and deal
with the launching
of a ship. But I
Jrvla S. Cobb.
stand-by my original statement. Any
how, what's the use of arguing over
those petty technicalities? The only
thing that I am trying to get at is that
she meaning by that the Republican
National Committed haji started and
has moved and has begun to feel the
thrill of life along her keel."
Favorite Son. Realise Facility. '
Up until now she has been powder
tng her nose and fingering her
placket, and looking in the mirror and
waiting to see whether there was any
prospect of a young man named Per
kins arriving with a mash note post
marked "Oyster Bay, N. T.," but today
she put on. her hat and took her foot
in her band and started moving
round." Tonight the 'sound of the
raucous caucus is dying away into a
low whine. The last batch of favorite
sons have spread their sails, or else,
seeing the futility of hoping further
for what can .never be, have screwed
the lid down and sent word to the
oome or the minor booms still show
signs of healthf ulness. Some of the
others are picking the coverlid. The
excitement occasioned here by the tele
grams stating that Justice Hughes
has come right out into the open and
promulgated the startling and almost
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can Nomination Without Refer
ring Issue to Convention. .
DES MOINES, June 6. Defeat of the
state constitutional amendment pro
viding for woman's suffrage was in
dicated tonight, virtually complete re
turns from all but five counties in the
state giving the antis. a majority of
nearly 6000 over the advocates of votes
The exact figures were 144,966
against suffrage, 139,253 in favor of the
amendment, a majority for the antis
of 5713 votes. It was thought that
the figures from the missing counties
would cut down the anti-suffrage ma
jority to approximately B000 votes.
In the race for the Republican nom
ination for Governor, W. L. Harding,
of Sioux City, was expected on the
final count to poll between 40 and B0
per cent of the total vote, more than
enough to obtain his nomination with
out referring the fight to the Repub
Attorney-General Cosson was second
in the race, 10,000 votes ahead of Sen
ator Joseph Allen, the third contest
ant. Kuehnlc. of Denison. was a bad
In the race for state offices, aside
from the Governorship, it seemed likely
that the following would be selected:
Lieutenant-Governor. E. R. Moore: Sec
retary of State. W. S. Allen; Treasurer,
W. C. Brown.
G0ETHALS READY TO REST
Canal Builder Is Satisfied With
WASHINGTON. June 6. Major-Gen
eral George W. Goethals. Governor of
the Canal Zone, conferred with becre-
tarv Baker today, and is . understood
to have reiterated bis desire to retire
to private life. Secretary Baker de
clined to discuss that feature of the
conference. He probably will present
the General's request to President Wil
son within a few days.
General Goethals expressed satisfac
tion with the condition of the Canal,
te.llinir the tjecretary that adequate
precautions had been taken to guard
against recurrence of slides.
"COPS" OUTDO ATHLETE
Cat! Wolff, -SlJr or O. . '
Football Team, Overrode ed.
Carl WolTf. one time a power of
strength with the Oregon Agricultural
College football team, was arrested last
night at the Hippodrome Athletic Club
for violating the state prohibition law
and for being drunk and disorderly. He
was arrested by Patrolmen Ervin and
Russell and was held on $100 bail.
When' he was arrested he resented
his arrest and told the patrolmen as
much in an igly manner. He started
to "mix" with Patrolman Russell, but
Wolff got more than he could stand
after several blows had been struck.
Treason Laid to Mexican.
CHIHUAHUA CITY. Slex.. June 6.
A Mexican, giving his name as Luis
Sanchez Mena, was arrested by mili
tary authorities here today on a charge
of attempting to obtain promises from
other Mexicans to aid Americans in the
event of American intervention.
Military authorities say Mena con
fessed and that he is being held for
trial by court-martial.
THE FESTIVAL SEASON IS ON.'
Cruiser, With All on
Board, Is Sunk.
FOUR AIDES AMONG VICTIMS
British War Lord on Way to
Give Counsel to Czar.
OFFICIAL ACCOUNT GIVEN
Admiral Jellicoe Reports Patrols on
Sea and Shore Have I'onnd No
Survivors General Robert
son Now Filling Place.
LONDON", June 6. Karl Kitchener,
British Minister of War. and four of
his aides were lost at sea off the
Orkney Islands last night, when the
British cruiser Hampshire, which was
conveying them to Russia, was sunk,
either by a torpedo or a mine. All on
board the cruiser are believed to have
perished. The ship's company is said
to have numbered between ZOO and
This announcement, made officially
by the Admiralty this morning, caused
a sensation in London and the feeling
of gloom that followed was even great
er than that produced by the early ac
counts of the recent Jutland naval
battle, when it seemed that the British
navy had met a complete reverse.
All oa Board Probably Lost.
That all on board the Hampshire
probably were lost is admitted In the
official account, which says that patrol
vessels dispatched to the scene imme
diately after the tragedy and search
parties detailed along the coast have
found nothing more than a few bodies
and a capsized .boat. London holds no
hope that either Earl Kitchener or any
of the ship's company has been saved.
Karl Kitchener was going to Russia
at ..he request of the Russian govern
ment. He intended, to land at Arch
angel and visit Petrograd and probably
go to the Russian front. His mission
had chiefly to do with the supply of
munitions for Russia,
Early Return Planned.
The Earl expected to be back in Lon
don for the reopening of Parliament
An official statement issued tonight
says that Karl Kitchener was to have
discussed important military and finan
cial questions with Emperor Nicholas.
As soon as the news of Earl Kitch
ener's death was circulated in special
editions of the newspapers, crowds
started toward Whitehall. That thor
oughfare and Its extension. Parliament
street, were soon filled with persons
hoping that the first reports were ex
aggerated. They found no comfort.
Every blind of the big block which
houses the War Office was drawn and
the flag was at half mast.
" Police Needed to Control Crowds.
The crowds grew greater as the news
became more generally known and it
was necessary to call out police re-
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Orjan Presented to Willamette
Vnlverslty as Prelude to De
struction of Landmark.
A new business building probably
will replace the old First Methodist
Church at Taylor and Third streets, ac
cording to Information which devel
oped yesterday, when Amedee M. Smith,
oa behalf of the First Methodist Church
of Portland, presented the pipe organ
tn the old Taylor-street Church to. Wil
lamette University at Salem.
The trustees of Willamette Univer
sity accepted the organ and authorized
$300 to transport it from the church to
It is understood that plans are being
considered to raze the historic old
church and erect a building within a
The old Taylor-street Church is one
of the historic church edifices of the
city. It has been the worshiping place
of many of the pioneers of Portland,
and for the last several years since it
has been closed has been the center
of a dispute between the consolidated
First Church and some of the original
members of Taylor-street.
The cost of the proposed business
block on the Taylor-street Church site
is not yet announced. The main pur
pose is to make a paying property of
Dr. Frank L. Loveland. pastor of the
First Church, said last night that
while the organ was presented yester
day, the board of trustees of the church
had not completed plans for a building.
"It has been discussed, but I under
stand the board has not come to a con
clusion on It," said Dr. Loveland.
MOOSE NOT INSTRUCTED
Colonel Says Ho Didn't Insist on
Nomination if Hughes Is Choice.
OYSTER BAY, N. T.. June 6. Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt denied positively
tonight that he had telephoned to Pro
gressive leaders at Chicago authorizing
them to nominate him for the Prest
dency at the convention of the party If
the Republicans nominated Justice
"I haven't sent any such message at
all, Colonel Roosevelt declared em
He said he had nothing whatever tn
say In regard to the political situation
and he declined to comment on the flag
speech of Justice Hughes at Washing
ton. last night.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTIS RD AT' S Maximum temperature,
degrees; minimum, 47 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, warmer; winds mostly
Is crowned. Fag 1.
f dedicate Columbia High
Festival dress ot city Is gayer than ever.
Battleship Oregon enters harbor. Far) 30.
Children' parade to be held at lO o'clock
thla morning. Page 13.
Big floral parade will be held tomorrow.
ThouKindJ throng fain like Festival Center.
Wild-eyed element In ronurol of Prftcr.
slvea at Chicago; Colonel faces trouble
with own followers. Page 1.
Leaders worrying about outcome, says Irvln
s. Cobb. Pag 1.
Oregon delegation leads movement to solidify
convention for Hughes. Fag 3.
Oregon's choice for Vice-President cuts
pitiful figur In Chicago. Page .
Borah gratiiled by long-distanc talk with
Roosevelt. Page 5.
Republicans and Progressives far apart on
eve of conventions. Pag 4.
Washington Stat delegation bound to se
crecy. Page 4.
Frogrerslve leaders counsel delay In making
nominations. page o.
Lord Kitchener, four aides and entire crew
of cruiser lost on voyag to Russia.
' Page 1.
British officer describes destruction of t'
Cerman battle cruisers by Warsplte.
Ruslsans engage In mtrhty drive along 275'
mile front in Galiria. Page 3.
Tuan Shi Kai, President of China, dead.
Dr. Shaw says woman's party Is hindrance
to suffrage, page a.
Suffrage defeated In Iowa Page 1.
One hundred and seven killed by tornadoes
In Misxlssippi Valley. Page 1.
Pacific Coast League results; Portland .
Oakland ft; San Francisco 5, Vernon 1
Lab Angeles 2. salt .Lake 1. Page 18.
Wllhelm and Watson stars tn golf tourna
ment. Page IS.
Ritchie wins newspaper decision over Gru-
xnan. Page li.
Trapshooters put up bard races. Page 19.
Grand lodge of Oregon Masons to open 66th
session at Albany today. Pag T.
Chinese egg law is held Invalid. Pag 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Local produce exchange placed on permanent
basis. Page .'3.
Stock speculation entirely tn professional
Striking longshoremen present their case
before Chamber. Page 13.
Strikebreakers pressed Into Service a(
Crockett, lai. r-ago
Portland and Vicinity.
Seven conventions scheduled for week In
Portland. Pag 13.
Regulation of JUneys dtacussed. Pag 9.
State Bankers' Association convenes In
eleventh annual session. Page S.
Four at booze party In wee hours are fined,
Methodists to erect revenue-producing block
on Taylor-street sue. Page 1.
School principal fined Sin for alleged mal
treatment ot pupil, page ltj.
Great crowd hears wonderful concert by
SOO children. Page II.
Seventh-Day Adventlsts re-elect II. "W. Cot
trell president. Page 17.
Armenian relief fund keeps growing.
Reed College seniors hold celebration
Five speedera are fined. Page 24.
Grand chapter of Kastern Star electa
Two autolsts fined $.")0 each- on Intoxication
charge. Page ltt.
Mrs. Emmallne Pankhurst advocates pre-
parednesa. page z.
Weather raport, data and forecast. Fas 22,
Vast Throng Sees Rose
QUEEN, WITH KING JOY, REIGNS
Loyal Subjects Follow Royal
Pair in Parade.
FLORAL CENTER IS TAXED
Police Hare Hard Task in Finriins
Places for Great Mats of Hu
manity Swept Onward by
Its Own Enthusiasm.
PRINCIPAL ROSE FESTIVAL
EVENTS FOR TODAY.
9 A. St. Sons of Nepture ar
rive from Astoria.
10 A. M. School children's pa
rade on Grand avenue.
11 A. M. Festival center opens
1 P. M. Concert by Police
Band in Festival Center.
1 P. M. Excursion for Colum
bia River Highway dedication
leaves Union Depot,
8 P. M. Opening of Rose So
ciety's exhibition at Meier &
2 P. M. Reception on warship)
Oregon. South Dakota and Mar
blehead in harbor.
4 P. SI. Special ceremonies at
6 P. M. Flag unfurled above
Crown Point in response to pres
sure on electric button by Presi
dent Wilson at Washington. D. C.
5 P. SI. First annual Chinese
Baby Show at Festival Center.
7:30 P. SI. Ceremonies at Fes
tival Center by United Artisans-
S P. M. Concert at Festival
Center by McElroy's Band.
P. SI. Fireworks at The
Oaks in honor of Queen Muriel.
The hub of the universe of festive
merriment poked itself up in the mid
dle of Portland last night when Queen
Muriel assumed the crown and scepter
over the Rose Festival.
Coming with K.ing Joy from Pendle
ton, the firet Queen that has ever ruled
the Rose Festival who was not a Fort
land girl. Queen Muriel seemed to con
jure up on the night of her coronation
the mightiest multitude of subjects that
has ever arisen on the first night of
Enthusiasm la Spontaaeouii.
The ceremony of coronation and
opening of the Festival Center was
largely impromptu. Yet without the
smooth machinery of a formal pro
gramme, it swept through to exuberant
success on the spontaneous enthusi
asm of all those who took part in i':.e
It was as if Queen Muriel had evoked
a Festival out of chaos. Just as she
evoked a blaze of lights out of th
darkness of Broadway, as she was go
ing up to receive her crown.
It was "follovr the crowd" from the
beginning, and it was a crowd that
increased in vastness and festive good
humor as rapidly as roses pop out into
full bloom on these sunny days.
Qneen Makes First Appearance.
The Rosarian Band began Its concert
on Fifth and Oak shortly before 7
o'clock, and 'the general public, which
seemed to have been concentrating
along Broadway, began instinctively to
crystallize around the band and around
the Portland Hotel, where it had been
announced that Queen Muriel and Kins
Joy were to appear first.
Up the street inarched the Rosariana
with band and drill team, and the
Queen-elect and her retinue began to
iseue from the south entrance of the
hotel, gorgeous in their royal robca
as big butterflies, or rare orchids.
Then the crowd knew definitely
where to mass itself, and all Portland's
visitors began to pile up in bank upon
bank of interested humanity about the
automobiles of the toyal party.
Tara Escort Q,neen.
The Queen-elect and King Joy who
outside of his festive office travels
under the Incognito of Til Taylor,
Sheriff of Umatilla County and presi
dent of the Pendleton Round-Up were
In the first car with President J. II.
Dundore, of the Rose Festival Board,
and following them came the maids of
honor, with the members of the Festi
val Board in Rosarian costume.
Headed by a company of Oregon
Naval Militia under Ensign C. J. Dyer,
with the Rosarlans' band and drill
team as an escort of honor, the cars
bearing the royal party proceeded up
Sixth street and down to the City Hall,
where Slayor Albee, in immaculate Ro
sarian suit, was waiting to do his first
duty in the imperial game of Festival
Crowd Follow a Royal Pair.
The band blared up to the Fifth,
street entrance ana the Mayor pre
pared to come forth and then the pro
cession blared its way around to tho
Fourth street entrance, while the May
or and bis loyal adherents hastened
through the building to catch the
Queen and King at that side.
Lloyd McDowell, manager of the Fes-
iConciudcd un Pace Column 1.