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VOL,. LVI. NO. 17,347.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
U. S. CONSULATE AT
DOG SAVES SON OF
3D BATTALION OFF
NO FIGHT SOUGHT
BY MEN OF TENTH
DRIVE BY ALLIES
IS BEGUH FIHALLY
British Are Latest to Start
BUILDING DEMOLISHED BY MOB
LED BY MAYOK.
FRATERNITY PET CALLS HELP
FOR BOY IX M1LLRACE.
TROOPERS MISSION AT CARRI
ZAL HELD PERMISSIBLE.
Progressives .Pledge Un
COMM TTEE VOTE IS FINAL
Radicals Fight Every Step of
Way Against Move for the
v Republican Nominee.
BOLTERS WANT MURDOCK
Proposal to Put in Third
Party Ticket Is Finally
Defeated, 31 to 15.
CHICAGO, June 26. By a vote of
32 to 6, with nine members declining
to vote, the National committee of
the Progressive party today, at the
end of a stormy session, indorsed
Charles E. Hughes for President and
the Bull Moose party practically went
out of existence as a National po
The fight in the committee td in
dorse Hughes was led by George W.
Perkins, of New York; James R. Gar
field, of Ohio, and Chester H. Russell,
Radicals Fight From Outset.
The radical element in the commit
tee, represented by Matthew Hale, of
Massachusetts; Bainbridge Colby, of
New York; Henry F. Cochems, of
Wisconsin, and John M. Parker, of
Louisiana, vigorously protested
against the indorsement of any can
didate for President and fought the
majority at every step of the pro
ceedings. The minority's first move
was to insist on an open meeting , of
the committee, which it won after a
number of the committeemen, led by
John M. Parker, of Louisiana, bolted
After Secretary Oscar King Davis
read Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's let
ter, in which he finally declined the
Presidential nomination of the party
and urged that Charles E. Hughes be
supported in order to defeat President
Wilson, the committee voted to accept
the Colonel's declination and took a
recess for luncheon.
Murdock's Name Put Up.
At the beginning of the afternoon
session Chairman Matthew Hale, of
Massachusetts, ruled that the next or
der of business was to fill the va
cancy on the ticket caused by refusal
of Colonel Roosevelt to run.
Bainbridge Colby, of New York,
presented the name of Victor Mur
dock, of Kansas, chairman of the Na
tional Committee, who is now in the
West en route for China, as the
party's candidate for President.
This led to a clash between Ray
mond Robins, of Illinois, and Mr. Col
by, in which the lie was passed. Mr.
Robins said Mr. Murdock had told him
he would not accept the Presidential
nomination and the proposition to run
a third-party ticket was defeated,
after a spirited debate, by a vote of
SI to 15.
Indorsement Power Questioned.
James R. Garfield, of Ohio, then
5ntroduced a resolution indorsing
Hughes for President and directing
the executive committee of the Pro
gressive party to co-operate with the
Republicans in the campaign.
Harry F. Cochems, of Wisconsin,
held that the committee had no au
thority to indorse any candidate and
that its power was limited to the fill
ing of the vacancy on the ticket
caused by the refusal of Colonel
Roosevelt to run.
Raymond Robins opposed making
any indorsement and indicated that he
would support President Wilson if the
Progressives did not put a ticket in
the field. Mr. Cochems said he ex
pected to vote for Hughes, but did not
want the committee to take any ac
tion. He declared that the "Progres
sives should be permitted to go to any
party they desired. Bainbridge Colby
argued it would be a mistake to at
tempt to deliver the Progressive vote
to any candidate and that the method
used might defeat the very object of
Ex-Democrats Oppose Action.
John M. Parker declared many of
the Progressives were former Demo
crats and if the party was not to put
up a National ticket they should be
ACa&duaed ea -fag -i Column
City Official Addresses Kloters
Later, Vrging Expulsion of
EAGLE PASS. Tex., June 26. The
United States Consulate at Torreon.
Mexico, was demolished June 18 by a
mob of 3000 civilians, led by the Mayor
of the city and a Carranza army band,
according to American refugees arriving-
here late today. The populace was
attending a bullfight, according to the
refugees, when the do facto govern
ment troops forced tnem to Join in an
The mob rushed through the streets
shouting: "Death to all Grtngoes," and
on reaching the Consulate tore up the
furniture and destroyed the. building.
Then the rioters congregated in the
central plaza of the town, where a
mass meeting was held. The Mayor
and other prominent Mexicans, it If.
said, addressed this meeting, inciting
the populace against Americans, advis
ing that all citizens of the United
States be run from the country.
Among the Americans arriving here
with this story are H. G. Boren, J. J.
Martin. J. A. Rogers. F. M. Howard,
L. S. Spreckelmyer, K. A. Porter and
his son, Willis Lee, "W. H- Sturgeon and
family and Mrs. Mary Love and her
two sons. All these refugees are en
route to their homes in various parts
of the United States.
PRISONER JUMPS IN RIVER
Rainier Alleged Bootlegger Escapes
RAINIER. Or., June 26. (Special.)
Sheriff Stanwood and two deputies
came down from St. Helens last even
ing and arrested Frank Brown, known
as Butler Brown, charged with boot
legging. The officers were to have returned
to St. Helens ir a launch with the
prisoner, but as they were about to
board the boat. Brown leaped into the
river, and, so far as is known, escaped.
WOMAN TOURIST DROWNS
Horse Throws Visitor Into Ttiver at
Glacier National Park.
KALISPELL, Mont., June 26. Miss
Jane Xavis, of Scranton, Pa., who was
touring1 Glacier National Park, fell
from her horse yesterday while ford
ing a small stream, and was drowned
In the Two Medicine River, into which
her body was carried.
She was with a party of relatives
and guides. The body was recovered
and was sent to her home in Pennsyl
MEXICAN RIDERS THREATEN
Cavalrymen Ride to Border, but
Halt When Americans Appear.
NOGALE9, Ariz.. June 26. A de
tachment of 123 Mexican cavalrymen
appeared today across the line, causing
a flurry of excitement among residents,
who feared they were the advance
guard of an attacking force.
Colonel W. H. Sage dispatched a com
pany of Infantry to the line to rein
force the guard. After riding to within
a block of the boundary the Mexicans
withdrew about a half mile.
COMMITTEE'S CRITIC HELD
District Attorney Under Investiga
tion Obtains Habeas Corpus.
NEW YORK, June 26. H. Snowden
Marshall, Federal District Attorney,
was today served with a warrant in
connection with his alleged contempt
of Congress, for criticising a House
sub-committee Investigating Impeach
ment charges - made against him by
Mr. Marshall immediately obtained a
writ of habeas corpus.
AUSTRIANS ARE IN RETREAT
Italians Jicported to . Be Chasing
Army in Trentlno District.
ROME. June 26. A general retreat
of the Austrlans in the Trentino dis
trict over a sector about 20 miles In
extent is announced in an official state
ment issued by the Italian War Office
The statement says that the Italians
are pressing the pursuit vigorously.
GREEK VESSEL TORPEDOED
Steamer 'itza Is Sunk in Mcditerra
LONDON, June 26. The Greek steam
er Nitza. which' sailed from Northfolk
on June 5 for Savona, Italy, has foun
dered in the Mediterranean. Her crew
A Lloyds dispatch from Alicante,
Spain, says that the Nltza was tor
pedoed and sank off Cape Palos.
BRITISH STEAMER IS SUNK
Captain and 12 on Canford Chine
Saved From Submarine.
LONDON, June 26. Sinking of the
British steamship Canford Chine, of
Cardiff, by a submarine off Calella,
Spain, last night is reported In a Reu
ter dispatch from Barcelona.
The captain and 13 of the craw were
laudid. at Barcelona. .
Roosevelt Is Thanked
for Stirring Nation.
FIRM ATTITUDE IS TAKEN
Nominee Indorses Stand for
100 Per Cent Americanism.
DEMOCRATS ARE ASSAILED
Weakness and Incertitude of - Ad
ministration Blamed for Eu
ropean ' Troubles- and'
NEW YORK, June 26. Charles E.
Hughes, Republican nominee for Presi
dent, sent a telegram to O. K. Davis,
secretary of the Progressive National
Committee, tonight, welcoming the sup
port of the Progressive party and ar
raigning the present Adminsltration for
Its "weakness and Incertitude.
In making public the contents of the
telegram, Mr. Hughes also gave out a
letter he had written to Colonel Roose
velt in which he declared that the Na
tion was indebted to the Colonel "for
the quickening of the National spirit
and for the demand for an out-and-out.
100 per Cent Americanism."
T. JU'a Aid Acceptable.
The candidate told Colonel Roosevelt
that he had "sounded forth the trum
pet that shall never call retreat, and I
want you to feel that I wish to have all
the aid you are able and willing to
give." The letter closed with an ex
pression of a wish by Mr. Hughes to
see the Colonel soon.
The telegram to Secretary Davis was
in response to a telegram from the
secretary notifying Mr. Hughes that
the Progressives had indorsed him.
"I welcome the support of Progres
sives," said Mr. Hughes message. "We
make common cause in the interest of
National honor, of National .security, of
National efficiency. We unite In the
demand for an undivided and unwaver
ing loyalty to our country for a whole
hearted patriotic devotion over-riding
all racial differences. We want a re
vival of the American spirit a Nation
restored.- We insist upon prompt and
adequate provision for the common de
fense; upon the steadfast maintenance
of all the rights of our citizens and
upon the integrity of international law.
"The most serious dificulties the
present Administration has encoun
tered have been due to Its own weak
ness and incertitude. I am profoundly
convinced that by prompt and decisive
action, which existing conditions man
ifestly called for, the Lusitanla trag
edy would have been prevented. We
strongly denounce the use of our soil
as a base) for alien intrigues, for con
spiracies and the fomenting of disor
ders In the Interest of any foreign na
tion, but the responsibility lies at the
door of the Administration.
"The moment notice is admitted, re
sponsibility is affixed. For that sort
Concluded on Paso 3; Column 4
Terrier Races Madly - Along Bank
and Attracts Glenn Shockley, -
Who Palls Lad Out.
EUGENE, Or., June 26. (Special.)
Because a fox terrier belonging to
members of the Kappa Sigma frater
nity recognized that Roger De Busk,
aged 6 years, was in distress as he
floundered in the millrace near the Uni
versity of Oregon, the life of the little
fellow was -saved yesterday.
The dog ran up and down the banks,
as If ' greatly excited, attracting the
attention of Glenn Shockley, a member
of the fraternity, who went to the boy's
Roger is a son of Professor B. W. De
Busk, of the university. He had fallen
from the Alder-street bridge, and. be
ing unable to swim, was carried down
stream about 50 feet before being res
cued. No one witnessed the accident,
and but for the dog's conduct the boy
probably would have perished.
HARBOR SIGNALS CHANGED
Mexicans Extinguish and Alter Light
houses to Impede Warships.
WASHINGTON. ' June 26. State De
partment advices today indicated that
port officials along the East Coast of
Mexico were preparing to impede any
attempt at landing by American troops.
Harbor lights and lighthouse signals
on the coast of Yucatan and elsewhere
have been extinguished for the last
A wireless message has been sent
broadcast to ships at sea warning them
not to be guided by lighthouses on
the. Mexican coasts, the Navy Depart
ment announced tonight. A few have
been extinguished and the characteris
tics of " others changed so that de
pendence cannot be placed on them.
FOOD SHORTAGE IMPENDS
Bandon Out of Fresh Supplies Be
cause of Waterfront Strike.
BANDON, Or., June 26. (Special.)
This city is virtually out of all kinds of
fresh supplies as a result of the long
shoremen's strike. Famine of potatoes,
sugar and fresh fruits threatens unless
the strike is - settled within the next
week or 10 days. The stores are limit
ing sugar arales to BO -rs worth to
each customer. E.'.e-jp for locally
grown strawberries there is no fresh
fruit on the market.
The gas schooner Patsy, from Port
land, is now the only boat entering this
port with Incoming freight and nearly
all of the merchants have heretofore
been buying in San Francisco.
3 SLAIN IN ELECTION RIOTS
Dr. Ramon Valdez Is Chosen Presi
dent of Panama.
PANAMA, June 26. Three persons
are dead as a result of the rioting
which accompanied the Presidential
elections yesterday. Quiet has now
The election of the government can
didate for President, Dr. Ramon Valdez,
ex-Vice-President of the republic and
once Minister to the United States, is
TEDDY PUTS HIS HAND TO THE PLOW.
Goes on at Camp.
SECOND UNIT OUT TOMORROW
First Battalion Leaves Thurs
day; Troop A Friday.
SUPPLIES NOT WAITED FOR
Militia Ordered to Carry Small
Arms Ammunition and Trains
Have Right of Way in Rush
to Border Situation Grave.
CAMP WITHTCOMBE, Or,, June 26.
(Special.) Captain Kenneth P. Will
iams, Federal mustering officer for
Oregon, at 11 o'clock - tonight received
orders to rush the Third Battalion of
the Third Infantry to San Diego at
The Third Battalion will begin to
entrain late tomorrow afternoon and
will leave early tomorrow night, the
Battery A will leave Wednesday with
the Second Battalion, and the First
Battalion will move Thursday with the
The headquarters of the Third In
fantry, the machine-gun company and
supply company will, move Thursday
with the First Battalion.
Troop A. Cavalry, and recruits proba
bly will be the last troops to leave
camp. Captain Williams said the troops
probably will leave Friday.
Train Will Be Ready.
This advances the departure of all
troops two days over the' previous
schedule, except Troop A, which moves
one day earlier than scheduled. There
will be no further changes in the move
ment. Captain Williams said.
"Troops will move whether equipped
or not. and no further time will D
spent waiting for equipment." said the
The following order was issued after
midnight by Captain Williams:
"Commanding Officer of Troops.
"The troops of this command will
expedite preparation of all papers per
taining to property and muster and will
be shipped from this point to points
to be announced by me on twenty
seventh instant In the following order:
"Third Battalion, Third Infantry, June
27 (San Diego.)
"Second Battalion. Third Infantry.
Battery Leaves Titmorrflw.
"Headquarters and headquarters ma
chine and supply companies and First
Battalion, Third Infantry, with sanitary
troops, June 39.
"Battery A. artillery, June 2$.
"Troop A. cavalry. June 30.
"Necessary quartermaster and sani
tary personnel will be- designated by
you to accompany each troop move
ment. All small arms ammunitions In
Concluded on Pact 4. Column 4.)
f con ess
Pershing's Officers Declare No Limit
f Had Been Placed on Patrolling
and Co-operation Was Expected.
FIELD HEADQUARTERS. June 26.
via wireless to Columbus. It was both
a peaceful and permissible mission in
which the two troops of the Tenth
Cavalry, commanded by Captain Charles
T. Boyd, were engaged when they
fought Carranza troops at Carrlzal last
Wednesday, according to the view ex
pressed by officers today with General
It was peaceful, they declared, be
cause all the United States troops,
campaigning had been done In expecta
tion of co-operation by Carranzlstas
and permissible because no limitation
had been agreed upon by the two gov
ernments which would restrict pa
trolling by the Americans.
When General Jacinto Trevlno's
warning that his men would fire upon
American troops moving in any direc
tion except north reached the expedi
tionary forces they were moving north
gradually. In expectation that the Car
ranzlstas would occupy the territory
evacuated, and police it.
In the meantime, patrols were sent
out on either side of the American col
umns for protective and observatory
purposes They moved in whatever di
rection their immediate duties required.
Tho Carrlzal patrol was one of these.
Reports that General Pershing oc
cupied Nuevo Casas Grandes and Cass
Grandes when the Mexicans evacuated
these towns are erroneous. -
LAWYERS FIGHT IN COURT
Prosecutor at Toledo Calls Defend
ant's Attorney Liar.
NEWPORT. Or.. June 26. (Special.)
In the Justice Court at Toledo Sat
urday, in the case of the State vs. Berry,
the Prosecuting Attorney called H. N.
Waterbury, the defendant's attorney, a
liar, and the lawyers came to blows.
One-of the Jurymen jumped In and sep
arated the belligerents, and after an
apology to the court proceedings were
This is a case against a local dentist
for violating the dental law, and is
the seventh prosecution without a con
viction. WAR TIRES GERMAN WOMEN
Sympathetic Greeting Sent to Moth
ers of France.
THE HAGUE. June 24. via London.
June 26. The Zeitschrlft Fuer Frauen
stlmmrecht. the German woman suf
frage organ, has sent the following
greeting to the women of France:
"We feel, think and suffer like you.
and swear that after this catastrophic
war the women of all nations shall
work unitedly to prevent forever its
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 63
degrees; minimum, bo1 degrees.
TODAY'S Shower; south to Mt wind.
Third Battalion leaves tortay; others follow
before end of week. Page 1.
Nation Is now awaiting Carranza's decision.
Troopers' mltslon at Carrixal peaceful and
permissible. Pis 1.
El Paso camp ready for National Guards.
Lieutenant Adair dies hero of Carrlial bat-
. tie. Page 8.
South Americana give up mediation effort.
American consulate a Torreon demolished
by mob led by Mayor. Page 1.
British vac important battle In France.
Russians push on toward Hunftry. Pas
Drive by allies Is begun. Page 1.
Official reports. Page 4.
Pol it lea.
Progressives Indorse Mr. Hughes for Pres-
ldt-Ucy. Page 1.
Text ofCo1onel Roosevelt's letter of final
declination of nomination. Page 6.
Mr. Hughes sirlkea resounding note of
Americanism. Page 1.
Orpet testifies concerning Marlon Iambert's
death. Page 5-Ex-reporter
of The Oreonlan finds tftide
on business trip. Page 8.
Portland pollers shine at Spokane. Page 14.
Marquard victor In great 2-1 pitchers' bat
tle. Page 15.
Champion Willamette Defender, noted Ore
gon bull terrier, dead. Page 13.
Angels open here today If It doesn't rain
' too hard. Page 14.
Western tennis youngsters putting up great
game for Clay Court titlw. Page 14.
Homes blown over and wheat lost In Hepp
ner hall, rain and wind storm. Page 5.
Crop prospects at Metollus ttre for bumper
crop. Page 7.
Disbarment proceedings against Attorney J
E. WlUls, at CheUalla, are started. Page 7.
Washington Democrats develop opposition to
Governor Lister. Pase S-
Fraternlty pet saves life of Oregon pro
fessor's son. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Further advance In local oats market.
Wheat higher at Chicago on black rust re
ports. Page 19.
Mexican situation causes heavy selling of
stocks In Wall street. Page 19.
Three strikers are shot in Tacoma riot.
Columbia and Snake rivers rising. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
C. A. Warriner pays Mrs. Beckman 200
and Is paroled. Page 20.
Flood waters In Columbia Slough cause(
damage to approach to Interstate bridge.'
Rival Is ahot on way to wedding-. Page 13.
General Bell urges business) men to Join
training camp. Page ti.
Workers flock to movement for relief of
soldiers' famlttea. Page .
Hotel Portland to be headquarters for
Pythlans. Page 11.
Portland plans excursion to Coos Bay.
I Weatber report, data and forecast. Page 19.
I Portland Progressives praise Roosevelt's ln-
dorsement of Hughes. Page 6.
Colml Gantenbeln begins tentative organ
' izatlon of volunteer regiment. Pae to
ITALIANS POSHING FORWARD
Russians Driving Wedge Into
German Lines and En
TEUTONS ADMIT REVERSES
Allies Accept Every Opportu
nity to Strike at Weak
Points on Fronts.
BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
LONDON, June 26. (Special.) At
last the lons-heralded and much-delayed
grand offensive of the allie3
seems to be at hand. Indeed, if events
rather than official announcements .
mark its opening:, it is already well
Paris and London have said nothing
regarding the important operation de
veloping. It has been left to admis
sions from the central powers to es
tablish their existence.
Thus as against the silence of the
British War Office, Berlin this morn
ing chronicled the opening of "im
portant battles" in the sector held by
Sir Douglas Haig.
Austria Admits Retirement.
Vienna supplements this tonight
with the admission of a 20-mile re
tirement in the Trentino. "To retain
our freedom of action," is the tribute
the Austrian War Office pays to Gen
eral Cadorna's offensive, which ob
servers expect to spread rapidly to
the Isonzo front.
In the east, the Russians, while still
held up in their advance on Kovel by
the Germans, are continuing their ad
vance against the Austrians in' the
south. Their flank now protected by
the Carpathians,' they liave turned
northward in their sweep through
Bukowina and are now approaching
Kolomea. They are already within
'lO miles of the town.
Rear Attack Likely.
Thus, though the Germans succeed
in preventing the progress from the
north, the Russians may still force
the evacaution of Lemberg and Tar
napol by advancing from the south.
Similar tactics were successful when
the Russians took the city before.
To stem the Russian tide, the Ger
mans have taken over the defense of
the whole sector from Kovel to Brody.
They have replaced the shattered
ranks of the Archduke Frederick with
fresh regiments from the west front,
who are called on here to undergo the
same artillery hell they experienced
General Brusiloff's main efforts
are now being devoted to overthrow
ing the Germans in these positions.
He has brought his batteries, which
routed the Austrians, to bear here.
Wedge Enters German Line.
Despite six German assaults over
a two-mile front yesterday, General
Brusiloff had not only held his own,
but succeeded in pushing a wedge so
far in the German line as to menace
The semi-official Paris Temps also
voices the view that the entente allies'
offensive is at hand. Its military ex
pert, regarded as one of the most
competent in Europe, declares that
"the hour of action for the allies is
here. Attack succeeds defense on
It sees especial significance in the
visit of Premier Briand to the head
quarters of Sir Douglas Haig, the
British commander, Saturday and
Sunday. The allies' plan, as it is un
derstood here by military men, is not
for any combined assault on all fronts
at once. Instead, they are perfectly
content to allow events to take their
course, and as weak links in the Teu
ton defence disclose themselves,
strike with overwhelming might.
First Opportunity Taken.
This strategy was agreed on at the
allied conference in Paris, and was
subsequently developed in greater de
tail by General Joffre in his recent
conference here with Sir William Rob
ertson, British Chief of Staff.
To aid in co-ordinating it with Rus
sian plans isv believed to have been
IConcluded oo Fas 4. Column C