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VOL. LiVIII. NO. 1 S 24."5 Entered at Portland (Oregon).
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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 1G, 1910.
" PRICE FIVE CENTS.
U. S. PLANES START TO
FLY OCEAN, BUT FAIL
MACniXES ARE FOCXD TO EE
LOADED TOO HEAVILY.
DUTCH NOT ASKED TO
WINNIPEG HARD HITl
BY GENERAL STRIKE
Y, FULLS IN SEA
PEW, WOOD LEADS
ROBERT DOLLAR ELECTED HEAD
OF XEW ORGANIZATION.
HOLLAND SAYS' SHE WILL ACT
ACCORDING TO LAW.
Blimp Sighted 85 Miles
Off Coast by Steamer.
DESTROYER GOES TO RESCUE
Giant Airship Breaks From
Grasp of 100 Men.
ATLANTIC DASH DELAYED
AaTy Department Officials Expect to
Send Another Balloon to Try
Trip, It Is Reported.
ST. JOHNS, TV. r., May IS The
United States navy dirigible C-5. which
escaped from Its moorings here this
afternoon, dropped into the sea about
S3 miles off shore, according; to a radio
message received tonight by the cruiser
Chicago from an unidentified British
The steamship said it was standing
by the dirigible. The destroyer Ed
wards, which went out in pursuit of
the blimp, was notified by wireless of
its position and started at once to
salvage the ship.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., May 15. Plana of
the United States navy lor a trans
Atlantic flight by a dirigible received
a serious jolt today when the giant
"blimp" C-5 burst from her moorings
in a gale and was swept out to sea soon
after she had arrived from Montauk
Point, after being in the air continu
ously for 25 hours and 45 minutes.
The destroyer Edwards immediately
ect out in pursuit, with orders to bring
the big gas bag down with anti-aircraft
artillery if necessary. Even if
the Edwards is able to rescue the
"blimp" before some serious misfor
tune befalls her, it probably will re
quire some time to repair the damage
which may result from her fall into
Officer Nearly Carried Away.
Lieutenant Charles G. Little of New
buryport, Mass., who was given charge
of the C-5 after her crew had been
bundled off to bed aboard the cruiser
Chicago, was almost carriqal away by
the fugitive gas bag while making
a nervy attempt to deflate it.
Seated in the blimp's nacelle when
she broke away, he seized the rip cord
and gave a tug which should have
opened up the big envelope and per
mitted the gas to escape. The cord
broke, however, and Lieutenant Little,,
realizing he would be unable to bring
the ship down, leaped out from a
height of 25 feet. His only injury was
a. sprained ankle.
The escape of the C-5 followed a long
struggle by sailors from the cruiser
Chicago to prevent its injury when
gusty winds swept across its mooring
place in Quidividi basin and began to
swing it about. Several of the sailors,
clinging to guy ropes were thrown
down by the dirigible's final tug, but
none was injured. v
Men Battle Six Hours.
A landing crew of 100 men under the
direction of Lieutenant Little had
fought with the gale for control of the
C-5 for six hours before it broke away.
Wholly unsheltered on the wind
swept field, the dirigible pitched and
bucked, stripping her bottom of canvas
end then tearing the bow planes away.
Fenders were placed to blunt the shock
and the men of the landing crew rode
wildly as they clung to the car through
its oscillations under succeeding gusts
of wind, endeavoring to save it.
When the wind arose from 30 miles
an hour to 10 the rigging on the nose
Concludrri on Pi,ge 2, Column 1.)
STORY OF TRANS-ATLANTIC
FLIGHT BY THE WINNER
TO BE PUBLISHED IN
The first trans-Atlantic flight
by airplane,' now about to start,
is the biggest peace-time inter
national event of years. A syndi
cate of American newspapers, of
which The Oregonian is the only
member in this field, has ar
ranged with Lieutenant Com
manders Tower, Read and Bel
linger, U. S. N., who will com
mand the three planes attempt
ing the flight, for exclusive ac
counts by the winner, whichever
one he shall prove to be, of the
The series of articles will ap
pear at frequent intervals over
a period of 30 days followinz
completion of the flight and J
their arrival in a European port.
They will include a complete his
tory of the trip, and such pre
liminaries as may be of interest.
Photographs taken from the
planes also will be included in
this service. They will be re
produced in The Oregonian.
XC-4 Arrives and Plans Are for
Three Craft to Make Atlantic
Flight at Same Time.
TREPASSEY, N. F., May 15. The
navy's two giant seaplanes, NC-1 and
NC-3. which have been waiting here
for several days for a favorable op
portunity to start their trans-Atlantic
flight, apparently tried to "hop xof f"
today, but failed.
The two seaplanes late today taxied
down the harbor, their fuel tanks full,
but never left the water. While no
official statement that the pilots in
tended to start their 1350-mile cruise
to the Azores has been made, it is be
lieved that had the planes been able
to take the air they would have at
tempted the flight.
Fuel Is Discharged.
After cruising down the harbor both
planes began discharging fuel, appar
ently in an effort to lighten their loads.
Shortly afterward, however, they re
turned to their mother ships.
While the planes were still taxi-ing
about the harbor, the NC-4, which last
Thursday dropped out. of the initial
leg of the trans-Atlantic flight and
put in at Chatham, Mass. for repairs,
arrived. The failure of the NC-1 and
NC-3 to start today may mean that
the three planes will start together i
when they attempt to cross the At
lantic. The NC-4 landed here at 6:37 P. M
Halifax time (New York 5:37 time),,
swooping to its moorings, in the harbor
over the NC-1 and NC-3, which had
just returned after an ineffectual at
tempt to get away on the 1350-mile
flight to the Azores.
Lieutenant-Commander A. C. Read of
the NC-4 hoped to have his machine
overhauled and ready for flight with
the other planes if they are able to
get away tomorrow.
The crew of the NC-4 owes its chance
for an even start from here with the
sister plane3 to the fact that the NC-1
and NC-3 refused to rise from the wa
ter. this afternoon with the heavy loads
of fuel which had been taken aboard.
The NC-1, commanded by Lieutenant
Commander P. N. L. Bellinger, taxied
off down the harbor at 5:04 P. M., Hali
fax time (4:04 New York time) hoping
for a getaway. The NC-3, Commander
J. II. Tower's flagship, followed 18
A short time later, however, both re
appeared and coming to a stop near the
mother ships, began, apparently, to dis
charge excess fuel to reduce their
weight. A second attempt to "hop oft"
was not made, however, and the, big
seaplanes returned to their mooring
Plane Flies 73 Miles am Hour.
The appearance of the NC-4, which
had been sighted shortly alter the
NC-1 and NC-3 taxied down the harbor.
was believed to have influenced Com-
ander Towers in his decision to post
pone the "hop off so tnat an inree
planes might start together.
The NC-4 apparently was unharmed
by her flight from Halifax.
The NC-4 left Halifax this morning
at 9:521, (8:52 New York time), but
was compelled to land 30 minutes later
at Story Head for repairs to the oil
arid gas lines. She resumed the flight
at 11:47. Her actual flying time for the
460-mile trip was six hours and 20
minutes, making her average speed
72.6 miles ao hour.
YELLOW PERIL RISES AGAIN
Sir Douglas Haig Declares Oriental
Problem Serious Matter. .
(Copyright by the New Tork World. Pub-
llsnea oy arrangement. ,
LONDON, May 15. (Special cable.)
Sir Douglas Haig, who was yesterday
installed rector of St. Andrews univer
sity, referred in his rectorial address
to the danger of the yellow peril. It
needed only a little reflection, he said
to understand that this problem was a
matter of the utmost seriousness, de
serving all the thought that could be
given to its solution. v
The Chinese must eventually demand
a place in the European labor market.
India was beginning to turn toward
social, industrial and political develop
ment. This tremendous problem was
only soluble by giving all the races
what he proudly regarded as British
freedom and Justice.
GIRL FACES INSANE WARD
Ruth Garrison Leaves Seattle for
Walla Walla Penitentiary.
' SEATTLE, Wash., May 15. (Special.)
Ruth Garrison, poisoner of Mrs. Grace
E. Storr3 and yesterday committed by
Superior Judge John S. Jurey to the
insane ward in the state penitentiary
at Walla Walla, started for that insti
tution at 7 o'clock tonight.
T. E. Skaggs, chairman of the state
board of control, said this morning that
the matter of transferring her to the
eastern hospital at Medical Lake will
not come before that body until the
girl is in the penitentiary ward. A
copy of the commitment will be for
warded to the board and will be con
sidered at a meeting in Olympia, said
TACOMA AWAITS CONTRACTS
Portion of 174 Ships Interests Sound
TACOMA, May 15. What proportion
will be allotted Tacoma in the reported
order for 174 steel chips given the
Foundation company will be known
Saturday upon the arrival of Frank
Walker of -the Bureau Veritas, repre
sentatives of the French government,
it was stated today.,
The Foundation company's yard here
has been idle for several months and
doubt as to its ever resuming oper
ations has been expressed in shipping
DAY HE'S DIVORCED
Philippines Executive, 44,
Bride Girl of 18.
MANY CBSTAGLES OVERCOME
Divorce Case Pending in S?.
Diego Concluded. ,
ROMANCE BEGUN MANILA
Quarantine and Mother's Objection
Surmounted Washington Co-Ed
CHICAGO, May 15. (Special.) Di
vorce proceedings, a diptheria quaran
tine, angry college authorities, Chicago
health officials all these obstacles had
to be overcome before Francis Burton
Harrison, governor-general of the
Philippine Islands, and the University
of Washington co-ed. Miss Elizabeth
Wrentmore could be married, but true
love will prevail, they say, and it has.
Governor Harrison, 44 years old. and
Miss Wrentmore, Just turned IS. were
married at 6 o'clock this eveninir at
the Blackstone hotel by Rev. Johnston
Myers of the Immanuel Baptist church.
Obstacle No. 1 was the divorce pro
ceeding that Governor Harrison's wife,
Mrs. Mabel Judson Harrison, was insti
tuting in the superior court at San
Diego, Cal. He took a long chance
when he set the wedding for this eve
ning, because until late this afternoon
no word had been received from San
Diego, but an Associated Press dispatch
from there at last announced that the
decree was signed at noon and he was
free to select a new first lady of the
Quarantine Small Matter.
Obstacle o. 2N was a quarantine for
diphtheria out at the University of Cal
ifornia, where Miss Wrentmore was
studying, but that was a smalt matter
when love called. She packed a small
valise, didn't whisper anything to a
soul, and took a train last werk for
Chicago, where she and the governor
had planned to meet. '
Up jumped the college authorities in
the form of obstacle o. 3N. They very
unromantically telegraphed to the
health authorities in Chicago: "Watch
out for Miss Elizabeth Wrentmore. She
has broken a diphtheria quarantine."
The Chicago health officials met Miss
Wrentmore at the train and she broke
down and cried because It was the gov
ernor she wanted to meet.
But all is. right now. They took
throat coltures of Miss Wrentnore at
the city hall for the 1. '.. 'two days and
on the slides there wasn't a single
lonely diphtheria germ. So she was
given a clean bill of health ana if the
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 2.)
HURRY UP WITH THE PULMOTOR!
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All Pacific Operators, With Excep
tion of Lumber Carriers, In
cluded in Merger.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15. Forma
tion of all American shipping interests
on the Pacific coast, with the exception
of lumber carriers, into a central body
was effected here today when the Pa
cific American Steamship association
2 given its name, adopted a constl-
ion ana eieciea omcers.
k Captain P.obert Dollar of San Fran
cisco was elected president; A. F.
Haines, Seattle, first vice-president;
Daulton Mann, San Francisco, second
vice-president; F. A. Hooper, San Fran
cisco, temporary secretary, and S. F.
Samuels and Captain C. W. Saunders,
directors. H. W. Poett and Henry
Struthers, San Francisco, were elected
a committee to confer with the ship
ping board in Washington May 22 on
the future of Pacific coast shipping.
Congratulatory telegrams were re
ceived from the American Steamship
association, a similar organization.
covering eastern ports.
The first annual meeting of the new
organization was set for Monday, June
in this city.
JAPANESE ENVOY ANGERED
explanation for Islm s Return to
Tokio Offered in Honolulu.
HONOLULU. T. H., May 15. (Spe
clal.) Angered because he was not
given a place at the peace conference
as a delegate from Japan, Viscount K.
Ishii, Japan's ambassador, is returning
heme, having quit his post. That is the
explanation which the Nippu Jijl,
Japanese paper here, gives on what it
claims as reliable authority.
The resignation of Ishii from the post
of ambassador to the United States has
not yet been announced in Japan, fur
ther adds the local Japanese newspaper.
Ishii sailed from the coast for Japan
HALF OF FORTUNE GIVEN
Anonymous Donor Contributes
9750,000 to Centenary Fund.
NEW YORK, May 15. A gift of
$750,000, half of the anonymous donor's
fortune, to the Methodist centenary
fund, was announced today by George
M. Fowles, treasurer of the fund.
Mr. Fowles said the gift came from
a western man who was not a Meth
odist and who requester!' that his name
be withheld. Mrs. Guslavus F. Swift
of Chicago contributed $50,000 and
President Chi Shih Chang of China
STRIKE REFUSAL APPROVED
French Railway Men, by Vote, Say
Working Conditions Improved.
PARIS. May 13. (Havas.) The rail
way men's association by a vote of
174,300 to 71.700, it was announced to
day, has approved the attitude of the
central committee in refusing to call
a strike on May 1.
The committee based its refusal on
the ground that better working condi
tions already had been obtained.
General Appears to Be Re
FIELD IS MUCH REDUCED
Lodge, Harding and Others
DEMOCRATS FACE DILEMMA
Third Run for Wilson or Some One
Who Lacks Advantage of Run
nins Start, Party's Plight.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. May 13. Within the last week
or ten days the republican presidential
situation has rapidly passed from the
phase assumed Immediately following
Colonel Roosevelt's death, when a score
or more of men. some nationally known
and others of only provincial fame,
were mentioned for next year's nom
ination, and no one of them stood con
spicuously in the foreground.
Onlv a little while ago it was the
talk of a half dozen men against the
field, but, sooner than could have been
anticipated, events have developed a
real contender in the race. Todaythe
situation stands one man against the
field, a very much reduced field, and
that one man is General Leonard Wood.
The field has been narrowed be
cause almost half of those who were
mentioned as having about an even
chance for the nomination are said to
be ready to forego their ambitions, if
they were ever possessed of anything
of the sort, in favor of General Wood.
Odds Nosv Are on,Wd,
If it can be said that any particular
man stood somewhat to the front In
the early days of the period when it
was pronounced anybody's race, it may
be-that Senator Warren G. Harding of
Ohio occupied a slight advantage, but
that perhaps was largely because .he. Is
from Ohio, which still retains a tradi
tional popularity as a commonwealth
from which to draw successful repub
Now, with General Wood pressed to
the front, much as the choice of the re
publicans in 1916 was indicated more
than a year and a half before the Chi
cago convention, the number of possible
candidates, as mentioned before, has
been noticeably reduced. There has
been a merging of interests and a con
solidation of positions, as it were. No
one can tell this early precisely what
may happen at the national republican
convention next year, but right now
the odds are on Wood.
Of every other man mentioned, it is
remarked, he has the support of the
(Concluded on Pase 6. Col umn 1.
Dutch International Lanycrs Say
Politicians Should Take Blame
for Extradition Effort.
(Copyright by th Nw Tork World. Pub
lished by arrangements
THE HAGUE. May 15. (Special Ca
ble.) Not only are reports that the
Dutch government has decided to sur
render the former kaiser untrue, but it
is known definitely that the question
has not even yet been laid before it.
The only statement eo far forthcom
ing was that made recently when it
was officially decided that the govern
ment would act according to law and
With the exception of the Amster
dam Telegraf. no other Dutch newspa
per is pleading for extradition. The
Courant expects that the government
will refuse, as the delict committed by
the ex-kaiser is not mentioned among
the delicts for which the treaties make
extradition obligatory and possible.
Although the findings of the com
mission of well-known international
lawyers appointed to consider the
question have not yet been made pub
lic, there is every reason to believe
that they do not differ from the ad
vice which most of the Dutch lawyers
raised in their organ, "Weak Kiad
voerchstrech," which says, "If the pol
iticians want to condemn the emperor
they should take on themselves the, re
sponsibility and should not shield i
political deed by the mask of a law.
INFLUX OF CHINESE DENIED
German Propaganda in Mexico Is
WASHINGTON. May 15. German
propaganda is believed by officials of
the Japanese embassy here to be respon
sible for reports reaching Mexico City
of heavy immigration of Chinese and
Japanese into Mexico. It was said at
the embassy today that no such number
as 5000 Asiatics had been sent into
Mexico in March or any other recent
months, as reports, in Mexico City al
The Chinese legation was also with
out information of any such immigra
tion of Chinese.
POLES WILL GET NO NAVY
Request for German Warships Is
Refused by Allies.
" PATUS, May '15. (By the Associated
Press.) The council of foreign minis
ters today refused the Polish request
for part of the German navy. The
Poles claimed that warships were
necessary for the defense of their
The council also decided that prison
ers of war held by the Russians in Si
beria, the Baltic provinces and the
Caucasus may be sent back immediate
ly. Those in sovlety Russia will be re
MEAT PRICES TO STAY UP
Pre-War Figures Cannot Return
for Many Years.
PITTSBURG. May 15. Declaring It
would be many years before the prices
of livestock reach the low level of be
fore the war. W. B. Tags of Omaha,
Neb., president of the National Live
stock exchange, told delegates to the
exchange's thirty-first annual conven
tion. which opened here today, that
government ownership of pacKing
houses and stockyards, "would be a
serious handicap to the business."
The conference will continue three
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTETtDAT'S Maximum temperature. 39
degrees; minimum. .,1 degrees.
TODAY'S Probabiy ihowen; moderate
Dlr necessity compols absndonment at
(jesnes. bays Dyment. Page 28.
William T. Ellis writes about bazaars of Old
Stamboul. Pase .
Winnipeg hard hit by general strike. Pase 1.
Dutch not asked to surrender ex-kalser.
Austrian delegates pleased with reception In
France. Pase .
Changes In peace terms demanded by Ebert.
Belgium demands prlvlleget of developing
Scheldt river. Page a.
Allied peace terms foolish. says Prince.
Soldiers' settlers bill receives tentative ap
proval. Page 6.
General Wood now appears to b republican
choice. Page 1.
Official casualty list. Page 13.
Philippine executive divorced and remarried
in earns day. Page 1.
United States dirigible blown sway falls
into sua 85 miles distant. Pag 1.
American shipping interests combine.
Maudlin orgy marks end of Hawaiian legis
lative session. Page 21.
Commercial and Marine.
Steps taken to check stock market excesses
In Wall Street. Page 27.
C. D, Kennedy of shipping board is exon
erated Ol cnHnn. in,, a a .
Port Commission promises extra coal costs
will be equalized. Page 18.
Pacific Cosst lesgue results: Portlsnd 5,
Sacramento 1; San Francisco 8. Vernon
5: Seattle 8. Salt Lake 7; L.OS Angeles 4.
Oakland 1. Page IS.
Postponed game tangles Interacholastic pen
nant race. Page J .
Boxers tram for next V ednesday's pro
gramme. Page li.
Grammar grade boys snd girls to meet In
athletic carnival tomorrow. Page 17.
Port land and Vicinity.
Trial of traffic violators under city ordi
nances will resume this morning. Psge 11
Operation of municipal fish market to be
conunuea. fsge u.
Portland moves to secure Industries. Page 13.
Deed to county of Marquam hill hospital site
is approved. Pago 28.
Wife is literal home-wrecker, alleges divorce
complaint. Page 12.
Grand Jury begins inquiry Into death of man
at county jail. Page, Is.
Speakers to boost fur stats measures.
Thirty Thousand Men and
Women Quit Posts.
FIREMEN JOIN IN WALKOUT
Sixty Unions Rally to Support
of Metal Workers.
ARBITRATION PLAN REFUSED
Gas and Water Works, Abandoned
by City Employes, Manned by
WINNIPEG. Man.. May 13. Thirty
thousand men and women struck today
after metal workers and their employ,
ers hjd failed to adjust their differ
ences, and tonight the city's transpor
tation system and other facilities were
tied up. The strikers included city fire
men, who were replaced by emergency
men, and the rity employes of the gas
and waterworks, which were manned
More than 60 unions Joined in the
strike during the day after the first
men were called out at 11 A. M. by
the Trade and Labor Council.
Although the police voted to strike.
they were ordered by unionists of the
strike committee to remain on duty.
No violence was reported during the
Train Service ot Impeded.
Secretary Robinscn. of the labor
council, tonight said that the strikers
would not return to work until they
obtained all demands.
Train service was not impeded, al
though many shopmen quit work. The
trainmen are not included in the strike.
The bakers walked out in the after
noon and the telephone operators gave
notice they would start a sympathetic
The police force has remained Intact.
but there is some apprehension that
they may strike.
The railways and awitehyards. so far.
are not greatly hampered. About 3000
employes of the Canadian Pacific rail
road shops at Weston, a suburb, obeyed
the strike order, hut it is announced
that the "Big- Four," or combined union
tngineers. firemen, conductors and
switchmen, is not included in the strike.
Government Kraployes Qnlt.
About 1500 Canadian government em
ployes at Transcona, a suburb, struck
today and came in on a special train.
Telegraph operators at local com.
inercial offices have remained on duty.
Efforts at conciliation by Premier T.
C. Norris, of the province of Manitoba,
tnd Mayor Charles F. Gray, of Winni
peg, faiied. Messages to Canadian Min
ister of Labor Robertson at Ottawa to
day brought the reply that when con
ciliation and arbitration were declined.
"and workers refused to respect the
governing powers of their organiza
tions." the government could do noth
ing." Arbitration Is Refused.
H s message added that It was re
gretable that metal trades employers
would r.ot meet with their employes'
chosen representatives for the purpose
of discussing grievances, but Mayor
Gray supplemented his messages of last
right with the information that the
employers would agree to arbitration,
which the men had declared unaccept
able. NEWBERRY TO BE SEATED
Xo Effort to Be Made to Keep Re
publican Out of Senate.
WASHINGTON. May-. - IS. Senator
Martin, the democratic leader, and Sen
ator Pomerene of Ohio, retiring cham
pion of the senate privileges and elec
tions committee, said today no effort
would be made to prevent Truman H.
Newberry, republican senator-elect
from Michigan, from taking the oath,
of office when the senate meets Mon
day. Senator Pomerene announced, how
ever, that he would renew his efforts
to have an investigation of the election
in Michigan last November and into the
campaign expenditures of Mr. New.N
berry and Henry Ford, his opponent.
PEACE CRITICISM IS COSTLY
Editor of California Zeitong and
Oakland Journal Fined $300.
SAN FRANCISCO. May IS. A. Curr
lin, owner of the California Zeltung and
the Oakland Journal, published in the
German language at Oakland. CaL. wag
fined $300 today by Federal Judge Rud
kin after pleading guilty to the publi
cation of articles criticising the allied
peace terms without first submitting
The issuance of both journals has
SUEZ PORT IS TIED UP
Strike Suspends Operations Canal
Is Still Open.
FORT SAID. Egypt, May 15. (Havas.)
The general strike which began here
Tuesday caused an almost complete
tie-up of port operations yesterday.
Thus far the strike has been orderly.
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