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TO PAUSE !H'sNS10R01JS,2SftyED
1000 LEFT HOMELESS
FLOOD SWEEPS TOWN;
IN SEftT RULINGS
JOHNSON FIRST WITH
112 PLEDGED VOTES
FOR DUTY IN IRELAND
THROUGH FOREST FIRE
20 PERSONS KILLED
TERRACE WITH 15 HOUSES IN
LINCOLNSHIRE WASHED OCT.
WHEN BOUT FILLS
L K. Shephard, Bend,
Dies in Suttle's Lake.
IN PRICES REMOTE
TRAWLER WITH MCNITIONS
AND TROOPS SENT TO CORK.
ST. QUEXTIX, X. B., IS SWEPT
BT FIERCE CONFLAGRATION.
WOOD SECOND WITH 111 FOR
REPUBLICAN CON VEX TI OX.
Decisions on Contests to
Be Judicial Only.
HEARINGS TO START TODAY
Republican National Commit
tee May Hold Open House.
"Favorite Son" Column Includes
89 Delegates From Ohio for
CHICAGO. May 30. The following
table shows the standing of the three
leading candidates for the republican
presidential nomination, the unin
structed and favorite son vote and
the contests filed:
State John- Low- Con
Cost of Living Declared
Property Damage Estimated at Be- Englishmen Trapped tn Homes
.Along River Lud Debris Car
ried on Waves Crest.
ISSUES ARE NOT VITAL
Londen and Wood Most Affected
but Neither Could Gain Enough
to Insure Nomination.
CHICAGO. May 30. When the re
publican national committee tomor
row begins making decisions on con
testing delegations to the conven
tion, it will, according, to announce
ment by Will H. Hays, chairman,
proceed to make "judicial decisions,
not political ones."
Contests this year are not sur
rounded with the importance they
took, on in the memorable Taft-Roose-velt
fight of 1912. Although Major
General Wood and Governor Lowden
are most affected by the decisions,
neither would gain enough delegates
to assure a nomination if all the con- Porto Rico
tests were to be decided in his favor.
Quick DmIiIom Hoped For.
The official roll shows 137 seats in
contest out of the 984 which compose
the convention. Further filings prob
ably will bring the total up to 148.
The national committee hopes to dis
tosa of them in four days. It is not
Colorado ........ ...
Georgia .... .. ... ...
Indiana 10 4
Iowa ... ...
Kentucky ........ ... ...
Louisiana ........ ... ...
Maryland 16 ...
Massachusetts ... 6 ...
Minnesota 10 ...
Missouri .... ...
Montana ... 8
Nebraska 4 12
Nevada ... ...
New Hampshire.. 8 ...
New Jersey.;..... 16
New Mexico 6
South Dakota ....
Dist. of Columbia.
" ' 6
U. S. BOARD WEIGHS UNREST
Sporadic Reductions Laid to
BASIC CONDITIONS SAME
Both Commercial Paper and Call
Money Affected by Wide Re
vision of Interest Rates.
Totals Ill 112 65 5J9 137
Uninstructed and favorite son.
The "favorite son" column Includes
39 votes in Ohio for Senator Hard
ing; 14 in Washington for Senator
Poindexter; 16 in West Virginia for
Senator Howard Sutherland; and In
the contest column are 17 North Car-
improbable that the bulk of the con- 1 0iina votes instructed for Judge
tests may be disposed of By prece- I Prlchard; 35 votes instructed for
dent-setting decisions. I General Wood and nine instructed for
The sessions of the committee prob- Governor Lowden
ably will be open. Contestants 'will
t.represemranyiiiiuMiw. r.iiiiiin nl IT n m nnntinll
tin presumably will be . represented Un IIM Utt rU I UIM OUUIVOIL.
by the newspaper correspondents and
committee Itseir win oe repre
sented by an attorney.
The contesting delegates them
selves will be present at the hearings
which will be held In the large room
set a Dart .for... the purpose . In .the
WASHINGTON. May 30. Despite the
recent reductions in prices, little re
lief from the general reign of high
prices is seen by the federal reserve
board in its analysis of May business
conditions, made public tonight. The
board .expressed the view that there
has been no change in the underlying
conditions responsible for the high
cost of living.
Asserting that while "stre sales'
and a tendency to lower prices bear
witness to the presence of "disturb
ing factors" which suggest the adven
of wide alteration in price levels, the
board declares it cannot accept the
situation as a whole for its face
The explanation is added that there
has been only a slight increase in
production and there is no greate
disposition on the part of the general
public to economize and invest than
had ruled heretofore.
Modification Held Unlikely,
"The changes that have taken place,
therefore." the board's analysis Bays,
"cannot be looked upon as indicating
a modification of underlying condl
tions. They may. however, afford
basis for changes in business relation
Khins that may broaden into more
Get ! far-reaching alteration of the essen
tial price structure.'
Business In every section of the
Viscount I -ountry has suffered considerably
LOUTH, Lincolnshire, England, May
30. Twenty lives are known to have
been lost here from the sudden over
flow of the small river Lud. which
was attributed to a cloudburst in the
woods near by.
Tonight the flood victims were es
timated at 50. One terrace contain
ing 15 houses wasr swept away, there
being only one survivor.
Garlands of Love to Be
Laid Upon Graves.
ALL VETERANS TO TAKE PART
Memorial This Year Takes
On Greater Significance.
tween $750,000 and $1,000,- -000
ST. JOHN, N. B., May 30. One half
of the residents of St. Quentin, N. B.,
having a population of approximately
2000, were homeless tonight as the
esult of a forest fire which swept
through the village Saturday.
The property damage Is estimated
at between $750,000 and Jl.000,000.
There was no loss of life reported.
The forest fires have been raging
on crown lands in Restlgouche county I Most . of the people were In their
the last ten days. Fanned by a strong homes, taking shelter from the thun
wind, burning embers were swept into er storm, when there came a rush
the lumber-mill yards of J. E. McHaud Gj water three feet deep through the
anrf .Via flrot hl In St. OuentlD . T . , I 1. $
started there. the water prevented the opening of CEREMONY BEGINS tAKLT
The fire quickly spread beyond con- doors, trapping the occupants. Within
nl and when it had exhausted itself a short time the entire srround floors
65 dwellings, three mills, two hotels, 1 or houses were engulfed by the tor
rent, which was 200 yards wide
The water swept on Its crest por
tions of demolished cottages, automo
biles, wagons, furniture and uprooted
trees. Bridges crumpled before the
rushing flood. So sudden was the ap
proach of the waters that a majority
of the deaths occurred during the
first moments of the flood
English Warships Declared Being
Prepared for Dispatch to
the Canadian National Railway sta
tion, the Provincial bank and many!
business places were in ruins.
Relief trains have been dispatched
from St. Leonards and'Campbellton to I
bring out the homeless.
Besides the destruction of homes I
and business property, there
heavy loss in manufactured lumber.
HALIFAX. N. S Mav 30. Fire
swept the main street of the village EX-KING OUT OF BOUNDS
of Londonderry today, destroying n
buildings, including tour cnurcnes. Greeks In Rome Hone Allies Will
. . j . , . . , , n.i I - - " I
scnooi ana a puouc nan. men
loss of life. More than 40 families . -eep ex-rtuier in Switzerland.
were rendered homeless. 1 ROME. May 30. (Special Cable.)
The Haze is believed to have been. Considerable interest has been aroused
Visitations to Cemeteries Will
Start at 8:30 A. M. Parade
to Begin at 2:30 P. M.
QUEENSTOWN. Ireland. May 30.
The Cameron Highlanders, recently
ordered for service in Ireland, dis
embarked here today and marched
through the streets to their hutments.
Guns and ammunition were trans
ferred from the steamer to an ad
miralty trawler which, with a num
ber of troops, proceeded for Cork.
LONDON, May SO. The National
News today said:
"The position in Ireland we under
stand is so grave that a number of
warships now are being fitted out in
Sheerness for dispatch to Irish ports.
The situation 13 more serious than
would appear from published tele
grams and startling developments are
expected in the next few days.
In the present temper of the binn
Feiners, it is not unlikely they will
make a last effort against the forces
of law and order."
PAIR PLUNGE IN ICY WATER
Norval Springer and Harry
DISABLED CRAFT SWAMPED
started by sparks from a forest fire
at Hardwood hill, nearby. The village
fire was still raging tonight, but is I
ALLIANCE AGAIN SOUGHT
New Japanese Envoy to Take VTp
Question With Britain.
TOKIO, May 28. (By the Associat
ed Press.) Baron Gonsuke Hayashl,
the new Japanese ambassador to
Great Britain, will take up negotia
tions for a renewal of the Anglo
Japanese alliance as soon as he
reaches London, according to the
Articles by Japanese publicists In
support of the renewal of the alliance
are being published daily. They
think that modifications will have to
here over the arrival at Salso Mag-
giore of Constantine, Greece's deposed
king. He was accompanied by Adju
tant Levldis but was without his
The Greek colony of Home fear that
Constantlne's leaving- Switzerland,
even for a cure at a famous resort.
means the beginning of many little
trips about Europe. The Greeks, ex
cept his adherents, hope the allied
powers will send him back to Switzer
land immediately after the 21 days'
cure has been finished.
AUTO PLUNGES; 2 HURT
Ambassador to England to
Privy Post at Tokio.
HONOLULU, May 30.-
Sutemi Chinda, who will be relieved I from the freight jam which has pre
in June by Baron Oonsuke Hayashl as I vented normal movement of products
Coliseum where the convention will Japanese ambassador to England, will to markets. Effects of the tie-up
. v, j . w,.i, I Decome a memDer 01 tne privy coun- i are noticed in tne asricunurai uio-
... i cu or tne new government at tokio, trlcts as mucn as tne inausiriai arena,
SODtierft MJ K "I fh janjm... fnraisrn nfficp, nnnniinfrl I anA that farmers are not the smallest
The majority of the contests come toda. accordinK to special cable dls- class which has sought more bank
from tne soum, invoiv.iis n. patches from Tokio to Nlppu Jijl. help in the way of credit as a result.
of white and black delegates., a he Japanese -vernacular newspaper here. Results of the board's action in the
contest from Georgia, bringing up a viscount Chinda was Japanese am- direction of restricted loans already
direct fight between Wood and Low- bassador to the United States In 1919. have begun to be evident, according
den forces, promises to be tne center viscount Kikuliro Ishll. fx-.mha.-lir. reoorts of the various reserve
of interest. liteen or. me i seam Bador to the United States, will go to
x jt ThA 4 ; -c f ('.onro-la 1 . . .
are m oibpuuo. - - Paris in October to succeed J&elshiro
convention eiectea a oiacit ana idu Matsui as ambassador to France, the
delegation headed by Henry Lincoln dispatches said.
Johnson, a negro. it was uinciduj
lictail n a linnlArie-ed.
Governor Lowdens campaign man- UNION REPUBLICANS MEET
aser testified at Washington before
a senate committee that $9000 of the County Central Committee Is Or
Lowden campaign lund had been sent
to .Lincoln Johnson. Later 15 dele- ganlzed and Officers Elected
gates headed by Roscoe Pickett were LA GRANDE, Or., May 30. (Spe- I lnK elements of "doubt and difficulty'
elected and were understood to favor I cial.) At a well-attended and en-1 anj ja one of the largest proDlems
General Wood. Frank 1L Hitchcock, I thu&iastic meeting here yesterday, the I with which the country is expected
Woman Thrown Out of Car and
Daughter Through Windshield.
ASTORIA, May 30. (Special.)
be made, but they call particular at- While making a sharp turn on the
PROGRAMME FOR MEMORIAL
8:30 A. M. Decoration of
graves at different city ceme
teries. 9 A.M. Comrades from posts,
aided by school children, deco
rate graves at Lone Fir and
10:30 A. M. Memorial day
programme at Lone Fir. Me
" morial service for sailors and
marines at Stark street dock.
13 noon. Memorial exercises
by Spanish war veterans In
front of courthouse.
2 P. M. Memorial day pa
rade forms at courthouse.
S:30 P. M- Parade begins;
route: west on Main street to
Sixth, north on Sixth to Stark;
countermarch, south on Sixth to
Morrison, east on Morrison to
Third, south on Third to munic
3:30 P. M. Services at auditorium.
Victim Attempts to Save Self bj
Swimming; Widow and Infant
WADER KILLED BY PLANK
Charles Thompson, Hoquiam, Vic
tim of Accident at Moclip.
HOQUIAM, Wash.. May 30. (Spe
cial.) Charles Thompson, 3, promi
nent automobile dealer of Hoquiam,
was instantly killed at Moclips today
i while wading under the ruins of a ho
tel destroyed by fire two years ago.
While wadine about he raised his
hand to wave to a friend and in so I
doing dislodged a plank, which fell,
striking him above the heart. He was
; dead when the friend reached him.
There was no mark on the body.
Mr. Thompson had been prominent
in the business life of the Grays Har
bor country for several years. He is
survived by his widow.
MILLMAN'S HOWIE BOMBED
Windows Shattered While Daugh
ter Is Entertaining Guests.
WATERBURT, Conn., May 30 A
to the bolshevik menace to
India as a powerful reason why the
British should desire a renew!.
highway near Warrenton at a late
hour last night, an autompbile con
talnlng F. L. Wlldie, Mrs. Wlldie, Miss
Mable, H. P. Grift and two children
of Portland; plunged Into the ditch.
Mi. Wildle was thrown out and
severely bruised. Her daughter was
pitched 'through the windshield and
her face and head were badly lacer
ated. Neither was dangerously in
lured. The other occupants of the
automobile escaped unhurt.
I banks. ...
Iaterea Rates Revised.
In addition to a general reduction
in the value as wen as volume oi
securities traded in the financial cen
ters, there has been a general re
vision of interest rates affecting
I both commercial paper ana can
money, it is stated. .
The labor situation during tne
month has been one of the outstand-
one of the general's managers, testl
fled to the senate committee that
$10,000 was sent to Pickett. The
Georgia contest is expected probably
to be the most spectacular.
Negroes la Texas Bolt.
Since a contest was filed-from Texas
there was a bolt of negroes from the
San Antonio convention and now full
sets of delegates are asking to be
seated. Both are reported favorable
to the candidacy of General "Wood. In
brief, the number and distribution of
contests is as follows:
Alabama 1, Arkansas 1. Florida 8
Georgia 15, Louisiana 12, Minnesota
2. Mississippi 12. Missouri A, -North
Carolina 17, Oklahoma 6, South Caro
lina 11. Tennessee 2, Texas 23, Vir
ginia 15 and the District of Colum
Less than 50 instructed votes are
Involved In the contests. Thirty-five
Wood delegates and nine Lowden del
cerates are involved. The other con
testants are uninstructed.
Chairman Hays arrived early today,
coming on a train which also brought
William Cooper Proctor of Cincinnati,
described before the investigating
committee as the "angel" of the Wood
Conference la Held.
Colonel T. Coleman DuPont of Dela
ware also was a passenger and the
three had a. long talk. It was said
they met accidentally and that their
talk. was not in the nature of a con
Chairman Hays made a, flying visit
to "'Presidential row" and then mo
tored out to the Coliseum to inspect
the work on the convention arrange-
When the chairman started out he
planned to pay a visit to the head
quarters of every republican presi
dential candidate represented In Chi
cago. At only one of them, however.
did he find someone to receive him.
At Senator Johnson's headquarters he
talked with the senator's son.
Later, after a round of inspection
the chairman Issued this statement:
"It looks here today like the mid-
le of convention week. The interest
the crowds of enthusiastic republicans
3 already arrived, indicate the nation
I wide party vigor r-nd cntnusiasm.
"Everywhere republicans are "rear
In to go. The unprecedented confi-
republican county central committee I to have to deal with the rest of the
of Union county was organized and I summer. In addition to intense short-
officers elected. I age of labor on farms and at other
J. H. Peare was made chairman, I points of primary production, spo-
R. J. Green secretary, C. M. Hum- radic strikes have occurred In many
phries treasurer, Bruce Dennis state lines of manufacturing, notably the
committeeman, J. A. Matot, congres- textile industry, indicating. In the
sional committeeman. The executive board's view, continued unrest.
r-nmmlrtee will he anrjointerl latr. I "Wares apparently have fallen Be-
The committee win have power to hind the advance in prices andtne
fill all vacancies on the republican
ENVOY ASSUMES DUTIES
Charles K. Crane and Party Ar
rive at Pekln, China.
PEKIN. May 30. (By the "Asso
ciated Press.) Charles R. Crane, the
new American minister to China, will
assume nis poov i wo I o-ro r-r--r niDP A n r- rprrn
morrow. Mr. Crane arrived in Pekin I O I nCu I OHflO HflC LUUCU
last nieht, accompanied by Mrs. Crane
and his private secretaries. I Strike Disturbances Eollow Attempt
A leave of absence has been granted I i toOnerate
tn Charles T. Tenney, the counsellor I
of the legation, but he will remain FRESNO, Cal., May 30. Eggs and
tamnorarily. Willing Spencer, the I tomatoes were tnrown at street cars
first secretary of the legation, has left I during disturbances today when the
for the United States, on his way to I traction company attempted to op-
T.r11 I erate cars In spite of the strike. Sev
eral arrests were made.
dUAI uallo run ruuuc a. m. unta s p..m.
Radio Prom British Steamer Asks
Assistance and Surgeon.
BALTIMORE, Md., May 30. Wire
less calls from the British steamship
Tregantle, inside the Chesapeake, re
ceived tonight, asked for police assist
ance and a surgeon.
A. Baltimore police boat, with re-
bomb exploded shortly before mid
I night In front of the home of John H.
Goss, secretary and treasurer of the
Scovill Manufacturing company. The
veranda was damaged and a number
n r wfnrtnwfi nbA.ttered. but no one was
Garlands of love and memory will I in.ured. a laarge number of guests
be laid on the grave today of every 0f a daughter of Mr. Goss were in the
veteran of the civil war. 4n whose I hsuse at t time.
nH,mln.M Memorial dav has en-1 About S00 employes of the Scovill
twined itself in the national life.
But with the cannon scarce cooled
harking back but a few ye&rs to the
SOVIET MISSION ON WAY
Spanish-American war. Memorial day
Manufacturing company have been on
strike for some time.
Delegates to Go to China in Hope of
Strengthening Trade Relations
LONDON, May 30. A soviet mission
to China has arrived at Kurt,
cord ins: to a Moscow wireless raes
The mission expects to strengthen
LIVING CHEAP IN PRISON
tConcludcd on Page 2, Column 3.)
serves, will start down the -harbor I ment employes with the exception of
early "tomorrow. The battleship Penn- manual laborer's, from forming them-sylvania,-
off Annapolis, also picked 1 selves Into trade unions or affiliating
up calls and offered assistance, i with the labor federation.
takes on a new and greater signifi
cance the day when the nation
pauses to pay tribute to its soldier
And while the actual observance of
the day. arid the ceremonies pertain
ing thereto, will be held today, me
morial services, fittingly surrounded
by the whispering firs at the Grand I trade and diplomatic relations.
Army of the Republic cemetery at
Greenwood, were held Sunday after
' Thoughts Flee to France,
And the thoughts of many there
fled 6000 miles away to hundreds of
isolated spots in France and Flanders,
where French women were caring for
and decorating graves of those who
UNION BAN IS APPROVED frm. bo far asea that erty
miirni pu prwcrrcu in ii.uuc ana
A spatter of rain, skies alternating
'mid sun and clouds and a gusty wind
could not chill the hearts of those (NO EX OF TODAY'S NEWS
wno gainerea at tne unna Army or
the Republic plot to listen to the
ritualistic services and, in strewing
flowers and greens over the grave
there, symbolically strew them In
Proposal Bars English Government
Employes From Combining..
LONDON, May 30. The cabinet has
approved the government's proposed
law which would prohibit
Average Is 28 Cents Daily for Each
Inmate of Sing Sing.
OSS1NING, N. T., May SO. The cost
of living In Sing Sing prison is only
28 cents a day for each Inmate, ac
cording to prison officials.
Good food and enough of it is being
obtained, it was said.
BEND. Or., May 30. (Special.) L,
K. Shephard, prominent merchant of
Bend, was drowned in Suttle's lake
and Norval Springer and Harry Brew
er were rescued late yesterday after
an hour and a half in the icy waters
of the lake, where they, clung to a'
capsized boat. Mr. Shephard's body
was brought to Bend today. He is
survived by his widow and an infant
Accompanied by Norval Springer of
this city, Shephard set out by auto
yesterday morning for Square lake.
From Suttle lake the trip had to be
made by boat and on foot and, despite
the fact that a high wind was blow
ing, they started across the lake, tak
ng with them 20-year-old Harry
Brewer, who had been left in charge
of the Suttle lake resort. Skirting
the shore, they had been on the water
for about 15 minutes when the detach
able motor at the rear of the boat re
fused to work and one of the oars
manned by Springer slipped from the
lock and the boat swung broadsids
to the wind, shipping water so rapidly
that the occupants, equipped only with
hats for bailing, were constantly los- -
Shephard Jumps Overboard.
"She's filling," Shephard called, and
rising from his seat jumped over
board, and, though hampered by rub
ber hip boots and a sheepskin coat,
struck out strongly for shore, a dis
tance of a little more than 50 yards.
When more than half-way to the
shore and only 35 feet from a point
where he would have found a gravel
beach underfoot he sank.
In jumping overboard Shephard
capsized the craft and twice in the
next hour and a half Springer's life
was saved by young Brewer, the only
one of the two who was able to swim.
Alternately immersed in the Icy
waters of the lake and clinging to
the bottom of the boat, they were
finally rescued when William Young,
proprietor of the resort, arrived at
the boat landing with F. E. Howard
of Bend, and. hearing calls for help,
put out on the lake. Springer was
unconscious for three hours after his
Motor I -out ta Lake,
The fact that the motor slipped
from the boat at the time it was
overturned is believed to have saved
the life of at least one of the sur
vivors, as the craft otherwise would
have been unable to sustain the com
bined weight of Springer and Brewer.
(Coacludcd on Pace 4. Column 2.)
SUGAR "ALIBI" IS OFFERED
Cuban President Says High Prices)
Due, In His Opinion, to Drought.
WASHINGTON, May 30. President!
Menocal of Cuba cabled Chairman Mc.
Nary of the senate sugar investigat- I f
1U LUUIIUILID J .!. J u.ab ...
opinion high sugar prices were due I
to drought which reduced the Cuban
crop by nearly one-fourth.
'Original estimate of the present
crop was about 4,500,000 tons of sugar.
but has been reduced to 3,650,000
tons," the message said. "Reduction
due to heavy drought during last
PLOT SCENTED IN ROME
Police Ordered to Arrest Dalma
tians and l'lumlans.
ROME, May 30. Orders were re
cently given to the police to arrest
Dalmatians and Fiumians residing in
Rome, on the receipt of Information
by the chief of police, which reported
the possibility of a plot in which the
people might be implicated. U
seventy persons were iukcii ijilu
custody but the ministry of Interior
ordered their release.
AVIATORS REACH JAPAN
Italians In Osaka, Flying From
Rome to Tokio.
" OSAKA, May 30. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Lieutenants Masrero
tfnd Ferrari, the Italian aviators fly
ing from Rome to Tokio, arrived here
today from Seoul after a stopover at
dence in republican success which ob-iTalku, which they left this morning,
tains everywhere is simply the re- They successfully passed over the
flection of the realization of the ne-!Corean straits, which were' patrolcd
tceadudtd eo Fas 4. CoiumifT) by destroyers.
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YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
decrees; minimum, 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair nd warmer; northwester
One thousand are left homeless as result
of forest fire. Page 1.
America's war dead in Europe are eulo
Sized. Fate 6.
Campbell Highlanders debark for duty in
Ireland. Page l.
Flood sweeps English town, killing 20 per
sons. Page 1.
General downward revision of prices de
clared unlikely in federal report. Page V
Nation to pause In tribute today. Page 1
Memorial day messages sent to army and
navy. Page 1.
Cut in production blamed on labor. Page 2.
Boies Penrose's advice sought by puzzled
politicians. Page o.
'Judicial decisions, not political ones,
to b made in republican delegation
con tests. Page I .
Taxes of North Dakota farmers doubled
by non-partisan league system. Page 4
Thirteen former German ships chartered
Mrs. Kate 0Hara is freed from prison
Johnson first with 112 pledged votes
republican convention. Page i.
Japanese view given by Morgan bank rs.
One drowns, two saved when boat is
swamped. Page l.
Colonel may seek seat in congress. Page 5.
800 homeless tots await mercy of United
State. Page 7.
Coast league results: Portland 0, Sacra
mento 1; Seattle 3. Salt Uke 2; San
Francisco 7-4. Oakland 6-3; los Anjeeles
4-3, Vernon 3-3. Page 10.
Shannon says he is ready to post S100O for
Leonard go. Page 10.
California draws conference title on short
game schedule. Page 10.
Frank Troeh given second rank on Olympic
trap team. - Page 10.
Sherwood defeats Hlllsboro team 11 to 4.
Portuaad and Vicinity.
Three men seriously Injured when auto
upsets. Page 18.
Father E. V. O'Hara preaches farewell
sermon. Page &. -
Financing of grain crop Is puzzling bankers
of northwest. Page 16.
Chamber campaign leaders lay plans.
Seventy Guernseys from native Isle com
ing. Page 17.
Cherry maggot tly is found in valley.
Poultry situation la declared bright. Page
FOUR IN PLANE KILLED
Gasoline Tank Ljrpiodes Wsicn Bis
Military Biplane Falls.
MEXICO CITT. May 30. Four per
sons were Kiuea ana more tnan a
score seriously injured here yester
day when a large military biplane
crashed to the ground and its gaso
line tank exploded.
The four persons killed were pas
sengers. Bystanders were injured.
PALACE BOUGHT BY U. S.
Grounds and Structure in Prague
to Be Used as Legation.
PRAGUE, May 30. Schonborn pal
ace, with its grounds, has been pur
chased for the American legation
The price paid is said to have been
THE OREGONIAN'S NEWS
SERVICE FROM THE .
CONVENTIONS WILL ,
The Oregonian will cover the .
news of both of the great na
tional party conventions to be
held in June in a manner not
approached by any competitor
in its field. Mark Sullivan,
premier political writer of the
nation, will send daily reports.
James J.' Montague, known to
Oregonians and. one of the
country's best writers on na
tional topics, will cover the
conventions for this newspaper.
F.rle-ar B. Piper, editor of The
Oregonian, will telegraph home J
his daily impressions of con
vention events. Full Associat
ed Press reports and special
feature stories will be received
daily and published in The Ore
gonian. It will be a covering
in a big way of great events.