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VOL. X.VI NO. 17,332.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Party Conferees Report
'Progress' at Chicago.
SHERMAN REPORTED CHOICE
,T. R. Said to Have Approved.
Fairbanks Rumored for
PARTICIPANTS ARE SILENT
Situation With Respect to
Nomination of Hughes Is
' CHIC A GO, "June 9. Conference
committees, appointed by the Repub
lican and Progressive National con
ventions, held a harmonious meeting
tonight. They convened at ; 10:40
o'clock and adjourned at 12:30 A. M.,
with the announcement that they
would not meet again until after the
cessions of the two conventions to
morrow. The only statement given
out was that "we report progress.'
A rumor was circulated to the ef
fect that the conference had agreed
on Lawrence Y. Sherman, Senator
from Illinois, for President and ex-
Vice-President Fairbanks for running
mate. The report said further that
Colonel Roosevelt had approved of the
agreement and that the ex-President
also was willing to agree on Senator
Weeks, but that the allies would not
Parties to" the conference did not
confirm this rumor."
It was said that the features of the
The utmost harmony had reigned in
Republicans were impressed with
the apparent desire of the Progres
eives to effect an agreement.
Meeting Is Harmonious.
Progressives, while showing a de
cided preference for Colonel Roose
velt as the nominee, did not say they
would not support any other man.
The conferees were unanimous in
asserting that the conference was en
tirely harmonious. Discussion of can
didates followed just two lines the
Progressives talked only about Colo
nel Roosevelt; the Republican con
ferees suggested the names of various
favorite sons, including Fairbanks,
Burton, Root, Hughes and others, but
reached no unanimous decision that
they favored any one of them above
the other. The entire range of dis
cussion, it was said, never got be
Republicans More Optimistic.
While both sides reported "prog'
ress," the Republicans appeared to
take a more optimistic view of the
situation than some of the Progrres
sives, among whom there was far
from a unanimity of opinion that an
agreement was probable.
It was agreed that the conferees
should report to their respective con
ventions in the morning. Neither side
was at all sure that the convention
which it represented could be con
trolled. It -was announced that three
ballots would be taken in the Repub
lican convention ana H they were
without result there should be a fur
ther conference tomorrow night. If,
however, as might likely be the case.
either or both conventions should
make a nomination tomorrow, all fur
ther negotiations would be impossible,
Early Rumor Denied.
Early in the evening there was a
report that the Progressive conferees
had offered the names of Senator
Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Gener
els Goethals and Leonard Wood as
acceptable to them, but this proved
to be untrue. No such suggestion was
With the understanding that they
should report to their conventions and
(.wait the result of tomorrow's bal
lot, the conference adjourned until
ifter tomorrow's sessions of both con
It wad hoped that the delegates to
both the Republican and Progressive
conventions would seize the opportu
nity to discuss the situation fully
among themselves, and if no definite
action were taken on either side in
(Concluded From Page 3. Column 1.)
12 SURVIV.ORS OF
MEN liEACH SHORE ON RAFT
' FROM SUNKEN CRVISER.
Eye-Witness Describes Sinking
Warship Which Went Down
With Lord Kitchener.
LONDON. June 8. One warrant offi
cer and 11 men. survivors of the
cruiser Hampshire.' which went down
off. the Orkney Islands with Earl
Kitchener and members of his staff
aboard, have been washed ashore on
a raft, according to an announcement
by the Admiralty tonight.
The Edinburgh Scotsman, today
prints the story of an eyewitness of
the disaster to the cruiser Hampshire.
This man. who saw the tragedy from
the shore, is quoted as saying:
"The night was wet and stormy, but
the light was good. . From the shore
a column of water was seen suddenly
to rise from the Hampshire, followed
by a great column of steam and smoke.
In 20 minutes the ship had disappeared
beneath the waves. A heavy sea was
running at the time. Four boats were
seen leaving the ship but were not
Several bodies from the cruiser
Hampshire were brought here. Among
them is that of Lieutenant Colonel O.
A. Fitzgerald, private military secre
tary to Earl Kitchener.
WILD FAWN GAZE AT AUTO
Headlight of Hood Jtiver-Portlaiid
Stage Dazzles .Two Animals.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. June S. (Spe
cial.) When Oliver Runyon. the chaf-feu-
driving the new automobile stage
in operation between here and Port
land, was returning to this city last
night two young fawns were encoun
tered in the Columbia Highway Just
east of Cascade Locks. The little ani
mals were ' dazzled by the light and
stood perfectly motionless in the road
way watching the approaching motor
"They were the first deer ' I had
ever seen running wild." said Mr. Run
yon. "I stopped my car and approached
within five feet of the frightened ani
mals, when they jumped away into the
SISTER'S WILL CONTESTED
Brother and Sister-Are Cut Off From
Mary Ollschlager's Estate.
SALEM, Or, "June 8. (Special.)
Henry Bruck and Eva Momond, ft
Cologne, Germany, brother and sister,
respectively, of the late Mary Ollschla-
ger, today filed notice in the Marion
Probate Court, through their attorney.
that they would, contest their sister's
ill, which named Theresa Arnold, of
this county, as the sole beneficiary.
The contestants allege that undue
nfluence was used by the beneficiary
to persuade Mrs. Ollschlager, who was
an invalid, to give her tho property.
For many years before Mrs. Ollschla
ger s death it appears that Theresa
Arnold cared for her.
12-YEAR RECORD PERFECT
Eugene High School Girl Never Has
Been Absent or Tardy.
EUGENE, Or, June 8. (Special.)
Beatrice Yoran, daughter of ex-Mayor
D. A. Yoran, today completed a re
markable school attendance record.
When the high school closed thla after
noon this student had rounded out 12
years without once being reported ab
sent or tardy.
As a child, before entering the gram
mar school, she had been in delicate
health. . During her school life, how
ever, she never has been ill.
The school term ended here today.
6-YEAR WAIT LOSES CLAIM
City Employe "Will Not Be Paid for
Injuries in Fall From Wagon.
When a city employe waits for six
years before filing a claim for injuries
suffered in the performance of his du
ties, he sacrifices his claim, according
to a decision yesterday of the City
Council. The case was that of H. C,
Lee, who was hurt In 1910 by being
thrown from ' a wagon In the street
Mr. Lee filed a claim recently for his
injuries, leaving the amount to the dis
cretion of the Council.
HUGHES AVOIDS POLITICS
Justice's Only Caller Refrains From
Mention of Subject.
WASHINGTON. June 8. Justice
Hughes remained In his study nearly
all of the day, continuing work on
court opinions to be handed down Mon
He talked for a half hour late in th
afternoon with George W. Wicker
sham, of New York, ex-Attorney-Gen
eral. who said he went to the Hughes
home merely for a social call, and
"carefully avoided mentioning politics.
AMERICANS KEPT AT HOME
Federal Officers Ordered to Allow
None to Enter Mexico.
EL PASO, Tex., June 8. Customs
Inspectors at the International bridge
here tonight received instructions to
permit no Americans to enter Mexico
from here until further notice.
No reason is given for the order
wMch was received by telegraph from
Favorite Sons Seem to
Lose Hope. .. 1
HUGHES STILL FAR IN LEAD
Progressives' Action May Be
Restrained by Colonel. ,
CONFERENCE UNDER WAY
Separate Nomination by Progres
sives Probable, Unless Roosevelt
and His Aides Can Restrain
CHICAGO, June S. (Editorial Corre
spondence.) I am able to see nothing
but Hughes at the Republican conven
tion, and nothing but perverse deter
ruination to name Roosevelt by the
The Progressives may be finally
called off by their leaders, acting un
doubtedly upon the earnest solicitation
of Colonel Roosevelt himself. It does
the Progressives no ' Injustice to say
that they are crazy to name Roosevelt.
razy with a "rolling hysteria lnspled
an increasing infatuation for -the
man and his deds. and crazy in the
sense that no thought is given of the
costly sacrifice required of him nor
of the immense damage thus inflicted
in the cause of Americanism and Na
tionalism he represents. Of course,
Roosevelt's candidacy means another
defeat for him and for the Repub
llcan nominee and four years more of
Wilson. Unquestionably the neck-
bree" ing Progressives know that, but
they purpose to punish the Republic,
an:; lor their refusal to take Roosevelt,
and incidentally . are willing to ruin
Spiteful Pnrpoae Upp moat. .
It Is a remarkable manifestation of
mob psychology; it thinks neither of
the country nor the party, nor of Roose
velt, but only" of lis obstinate and
spiteful purpose to have its own way.
The Progressive proposal for & con
ference, adopted by their convention
after tumultous demonstrations of dis
approval bv, the radicals, does not eeem
to me to alter greatly me situation.
It was done only after repeated appeals
by the leaders, some of whom really
want peace and others of whom want
Roosevelt and a bolt, but think it ex
pedient not to oppose at least a tenta
tive regulation between the conven
tions. The elaborate and pacific reply
of Colonel Roosevelt to the Jackson in
vitation to come to Chicago also had its
effect upon the war , party ana it was
finally decided to suggest the naming
of a conference committee. Clearly the
man at Oyeter Bay was in no humor to
lead a Progressive Joy ride.
Even Radical Pause.
Even the hotheads and the loose
tongues could see that if they persisted
In their rash enterprise of naming
Roosevelt, they might be deprived of a
The reception of the peace overtures
in the Republican convention was cor-
(Concluded on pais C-l-na G. )
PRINCIPAL ROSE FESTIVAL
EVEXTS FOR TODAY.
10:30 A. M. Annual fraternal,
military, civic and Industrial pa
H A. M. -Opening of Festival
Center, to remain open until 11
12 M. Hydroaeroplane flights
by Lieutenant T. T. Maroney over
1 P. M Judging of competitive
displays. in Festival Center.
1' P. M. Rose Festival regatta,
continuing through afternoon.
1 P. M. Oregon Association of
Osteopaths open convention in
2:30 P. M. Concert by McEl
roy's band at Festival Center.
3 P. M. Entertainment at Fes
tival Center by United Artisans.
6 P. M. Postmasters' banquet
at Portland Hotel.
8 P. M. Concert by McEIroy's
banu in Festival Center.
9 P. M. Ualtee parade by Fes
tival fun lovers In masques.
10 P. M. Lancing in Festival
12 midnight Fireworks . dis
play un- unclng close of Festi
val. I to ate for Today's Parade.
Form on Fourteenth st -eet
south of Yamhill, north on Four
teenth to . Morrison.- east to '
Twelfth, north on Twelfth to
Washington, east on Washington
to Broadway, north on Broad
way to Oak, east on Oak to
Third, south on Third to Mad
ison, west on Madison to Sixth,
north on Sixth to Morrison, west
on Morrison to Tenth, south on
Tenth to Madison, east on Madi
son to West Park, south on Vest
Park past reviewing stand to Co
lumbia, west on Columbia to
Twelfth and disband.
Route Ualtee Parade TonJakt.
Start at Columbia and proceed
east on Columbia to Sixth, north
on Sixth to Stark, west on Stark,
to Broadway, north on Broadwa;
to Ankeny, counter march turn
ing south on. Broadway to Madi
son, west on Madison to West
Park, south on West Park to
840 for most men In line of any
25 for most artistic character.
20 for most unique character.
$15 for most comical character.
NORWAY ON WATER WAGON
Government Prohibits Sale of Liquor
While Strike Is On.
CHRISTIANIA. via London, June 8.
On account of the general strike the
government baa passed a law prohibit'
ing the Bale or Importation of strong
liquors, wine and beer, and the ship
ment of liquors throughout the country.
The police also have been ordered to
prevent the serving of wine and beer
WA1TE EXECUTION DELAYED
Notice of Appeal for New Trial Filed
NEW YORK. June 8. Counsel for
Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, sentenced to
die during the week of July 10 for the
murder of his father-in-law, John E.
Peck, filed a notice of appeal for a
new trial yesterday.
This action will delay the time of
' THE DOOR IS WIDE OPEN. BUT-
One Prudent, Other Ex
ELEMENTS HARD TO RECONCILE
Cobb Thinks Only One Man Can
Bring About Union.
MOOSE HOLD REAL SHOW
Republicans Proceedings Fail to Fill
Galleries Progressives Rise to
Heights of Zealotry Sel
dom Seen in Politics.
BT IRVIN & COBB.
(Copyright. 1916. by the Central Press
CHICAGO. June 8. Enclosed please
find scrambled cross-sections of two
National conventions. Offhand. I can
think of perhaps a
thousand points at
which these con
ventions radically (
differ. But the f
principal one may
be summed up" in
The . aders in
charge of one of
are d e s p e r ately
afraid that cooner
or later they will
have to nominato
a certain centle
man for President.
The delegates to
the other conven
tion are desperate
ly afraid that they
arvtis 8. Cobb.
will not have a chance to nominate a
certain gentleman first.
In both instances, the gentleman In
question la Colonel . Theodore Roose
velt, of Oyster Bay, state of New York.
Fine Distinction Drawn.
I trrst the reader has taken note of
a subtle distinction" which I have Just
drawn. If not, upon reading the fore
going, he will observe that I say the
leaders are in charge of one conven
tion and the delegates are In charge
of the other, which Is absolutely true.
I spent a good part of the forenoon
at the Coliseum, attending. In the ca
pacity of an innocent bystander, the
convention which the leaders are run
ning. X spent a good part of the aft
ernoon at the Auditorium watching the
proceedings of the convention which
is in the hands of the delegates. Com
parisons are odious but frequently
helpful In enabling us to establish a
proper perspective. Going from one of
these conventions to the other was
like going from a select and highly
exclusive poker game to a grand free-for-all
shooting gallery, complicated
with a wild West show, a reunion of
Southern Jubilee singers, a flag car
nival, a camp meeting, an old home
week, a ratification rally and a busy
1 time In a boiler factory.
Outward Aspects Different. '
One, in its outward aspects, was as
cold as picked beef; the other as hot
Concluai oq P&k 4. Column 4.,
CRIPPLED AT SEA
WASHINGTON NAVAL . MILITIA
IIAS ROUGH NIGHT.
Tars Badly Battered and One Offi
cer Sustains Broken Ribs Ves
sel Limps Back to Fort.
HOQUIAM, Wash, June 8. (Special.)
The torpedo-boat Fox. with 40 mem
bers of the fourth division. Washing
ton Naval Militia, aboard as a crew,
lost its steering gear last 'night off
Wlllapa harbor while en route from
Grays Harbor to Portland with a high
sea running. For six hours the ves
sel wallowed in the waves helplessly.
A high wind was blowing and a heavy
offshore swell running and the little
warship was for hours in danger of be
The Fox wallowed through the sea
with a corkscrew motion until off Wll
lapa, when the steering gear gave way.
Captain Sanborn, navigating officer,
by steaming with tne vessel's twin
screws, was able to weather the night.
When morning broke the sea subsided
and after a few hours the vessel was
brought around and limped- back to
Grays Harbor with a. Jury steering
The Westport lifesaving crew went
out during the night and stood by until
the vessel crossed the bar.
One thing that hampered the ban
dung the vessel was the fact that
most of the crew were disabled by
While the vessel was being tossed
about by the waves a table broke loose,
smashed across the cabin and struck
Lieutenant E. A. Bradner, fracturing
two ribs. A number of the seamen
were badly bruised.
GIRL VISITOR LOSES $280
.Miss It. C. Iilssell, of Wlllamlna,
A handbag containing a note for
$200, a cashier's check from the Lum
bermen's National Bank for 875 and
about 85 in currency was lost last nlgbt
by Miss R. C. Blssell. of Wlllamin
Or, and as a result she was practically
stranded in the city.
The handbag contained also an ad
Miss Bissell Is stopping at the Alaska
Hotel. 229 H First street. She came to
Portland to attend the Rose Festival.
She has offered a suitable reward for
the return of the purse.
MEXICANS BURN CONSULATE
American Flag Drugged Through
Streets of Durango.
EL PASO, Tex., June 8. The Amer
ican Consulate at Durango City. Dur-
anico, wat, destroyed by fire durlnir
anti-American demonstrations, accord
Ing to information received here by
Army officers tonight.
The rioters applied a torch to the
building after dragging the flag
through the streets.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66
degrees; minimum, ol degrees.
TODAY'S Unsettled and occasionally threat
ening; westerly winds.
Republicans Kill nominate today. Page 1.
Cobb contrasts two Chicago conventions,
Major pstton predicts Roosevelt ultimately
will decline nomination and Indorse
Hughes. Page 2.
Prepaiedneas Is keynote ot Progressive plat'
form. Page 4.
Colonel Roosevelt willing 'to address Repub-
llcan convention If invited. Page 3.
Republicans adopt vigorous platform. Page S.
Moose kept In check in two tumultuous ses
sions, page 3.
Borah can have nomination for Vice-Presi
dent if he wants It. Page 2.
Republicans Indorse suffrage with proviso
that states act lor selves. page 2.
Favorite sons may seek delay today.
Republican-programme conference Is bar
monious. I'age 1.
Floral parade sets new record. Page 1.
Ualtee procession will close Boia Festival
tonight. Page to.
King Joy arrested by new Sheriffs state
organization. Page 11.
Competition for honors at Festival Center
is keen. Page 18.
Varied activities ot district to be featured
in today's parade. Page 13.
Blind visit battleship Oregon. Page 15.
Twelve- survivors from cruiser Hampshire
reach shore on raft. Page 1.
Russian successes believed more extensive
than at first Indicated. Page 6.
Pacific Coast League results: Oakland 8.
Portland Vernon 10, tisn Francisco 1;
Loa Angeles 3. Salt I-ake 2. Page IS.
Rudolph Wllhflm and Ruvsell Smith to play
for coif title. I'age IS.
Indians and Senators play la-Inning 5-5 tie.
Thousandj cheer lads in skating marathon.
Speedboats race In regatta today. Pago 18.
Willie Ritchie leaves Portland expecting to
go to fciouth America. Page l'J.
Warhlnglon Naval Mllttla'a vessel crippled
at sea. Page 1.
Loal Americans of Orman descent form
organisation In Spokane. Psge 1.
Will Moore. Pendleton, elected grand mas
ter of Oregon lodge of Masons. Page 7.
Canyonvtlle rancher fires at wife and neigh
bor, then flees. Page 6.
Roseburg Mayor passes lie to accuser.
Fifteen Republican legislators candidates
for re-election. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
British government places embargo on hop
imports. Page 23. .
Wheat higher at Chicago on bullish Govern
ment report. Page -'3.
Stock trading Is professional at higher
levels. Page 23.
Conference in San Francisco may settle
strike question. Page 22.
Portland and Vicinity.
Music teachers ot state organize. Page 0.
Fraud Is alleged la administration ot estate.
Adventlsts oppose act to exclude certain
mails. Page 24.
Further limitation on taxation proposed.
Amidon committee confirms J. L Day.
Parcel post system rapped at postmasters'
convention. I'age 15.
Weather report, data and forecast, page 23.
HEW HONORS WON
IN FLORAL PARADE
Pageant Is Glorious
Mass of Color.
SPLENDOR THRILLS CROWDS
Grand Prize Goes to Mrs.
Oscar Menefee's Car.
APPLAUSE IS INCESSANT
Fire Laddies Slake Great Showing,
High Schools Have Effective
Displays and Boys Front t lie
Oregon Cordially Greeted.
WIXXERS OF FIRST PRIZES
IX FLORAL PARADE.
Grand Prize Mrs. Oscar Mene
Class D. Private Automobiles
Mrs. C C Colt.
Class F. Cli-j. Organizations
Business Houses People's In
stitute. Class E. Schools Washington
Class B. Horse-Prawn Vehicle-
Mrs. C. A. McKenna.
Class C. Saddle Horses Cather
Class A. Tony Carts Carolina
Fire Rureaia Entries.
Horse-Drawn Apparatus Engine.
Motor Apparatus Truck 4,
Cars With Roses Exclusively
Unique Cars Mrs. L F. Powers.
Complete list of prize winners
on page 17.
Those petulant pessimists who were
telling everybody a lewr days ago about
the rose famine that would confront
the Festival this week were proved
false prophets yesterday.
The annual floral parade brought out
not only an abundance of rich and
rare roses, but a lavish display of
other choice native blooms as well.
Ni parade, in the 10 years that Port
land has been holding festivals, ever
presented greater wealth or a wider
variety of attractive floats and ve
hicles. Artistic Effect Xeted.
Individually, the numerous entries
revealed a continuous procession of
beauty and artistic arangement; col
lectively, it proved a most harmonious
The Festival managers were particu
lar to make the procession. In the ag
gregate, pleasing to the eye. The in
dividual units blended into one an
other in a delicate arangement of
It is distressing sometimes, in a
parade of this kind, to see a handsome
ly decorated private automobile fol
lowed closely by an ungainly commer
No such incongruity was permitted
to mar the elegance of yesterday's
las paction la Rigid.
Every entry was required to pass in
spection before It was accepted. Sev
eral scantily decorated floats were re
jected before the parade started. The
entrants displayed unusual care. too.
in the wealth of natural flowers with
which they were adorned. No artifi
cial blooms were seen.
While rosea were the predominating
selection of flowers, there was a pro
fusion of peonies, larkspur, canterbury
bells, lupins. carnations, foxglove,
gallardia, Scotch broom, sweet peas.
gallardia. Iris and various kinds of green
decorations. principal among them
being locust, cedar, salal and laurcL
Display Best on Rerord.
As the parade as a whole excelled all
Its predecessors, so the several prize
winning units were superior to most
of the best entries in parades of the
Mrs. Oscar Menefee's car. winner of
the grand prize, created the sensation
of the d-y. As I rolled Into position
at uie beginning of the line, drivers
of competing cars burst into applause,
and the cheers of the people along the
route bore testimony to the fact that
the decision of the judges was popu
DrrMfi Harmonise With Flowers.
Misses Jane Mcnefee. Nadine Cars
well. Charlotte Breyman and Helen
Honeyman rode the car In dresses
that blended with the color of the
flowers used In decoratjon.
Overhead was a big parasol of cold
enrod. edged and ribbel with blue lark
spurs. Over the bonnet of the machine
pale yellow Irises were massed shading
Into a rich yellow and brown of gal
lardia re the sides. These in turn
blend-id back into a mass of pale blue
IrUes and nodding clusters of larkspurs
at the- rear of the car, gathered on a
blue background of lupins.
Portlmd people are accustomed to
seeing the fire department doing the
handtom thing In the Festival pa
rades. They rather expected some
thing out of the ordinary in the fire
men's entries, out they were not pre
pared lor the elaborate display of art
iConcluUcd on ri IT. Column 1-i