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VOL. XXXIII NO. 21.
PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1914
PRICK FIVE CENTS.
PEOPLE URGED TO
PREPARATION TIME IS NEEDED
Omission of Monday Morning
Recitations Counseled, Too.
SECULAR USES DEPLORED
Report Submitted to General Assem
bly of Presbyterians Financial
Side or Postorflce Closing
CHICAGO. May 23. Granting- of the
Saturday half-holiday aa a means of a
stricter observance of the Sabbath was
urged In the report of the committee
on -Sabbath observance made to the
general assembly of the Presbyterian
church in the United States today.
Other recommendations made by the
"That the general assembly reiterates
Its strong: and emphatic disapprovaf of
all secular uses of the Sabbath day, all
frames and sport, in civic life, and also
In the Army and Navy, all unnecessary
traveling and all excursions.
Official Kxanplu Desired.
"That we most respectfully call at
tention of all public officials to the po
tent influence of tneir position on all
moral questions, and the necessity of
greater care on their part, proportioned
to the exalted nature of the offices
which they occupy, that they may
strengthen rather than weaken by their
influence public and private observance
of the Lord's day.
"That all families be urged not to
buy anything on the Sabbath.' to plan
for their servants on the Sabbath and
to help them fulfill their religious
duties and pay laborers so they may
have Saturday afternoon to make pro
vision for the Sabbath.
"That the general assembiy'reiterates
Its emphatic condemnation of the Sun
day newspaper, and urges the members
of the Presbyterian church to refuse to
subscribe for it or read it or advertise
In it." '
Monday Recitations May o,
"That the faculties of colleges and
seminaries, if the way be clear, be re
quested to omit recitations on Monday
mornings, so as to leave the Sabbath
free from the necessity of some of the
students to prepare their lessons on
Several commissioners objected to a
paragraph in the report 3aying that the
closing of the postofttces had resulted
In a financial saving to the Government,
on the ground that the churches had
urged the reform for moral and not
Final action on the report was de
ferred. AIRMEN FALL 4500 FEET
Two Store Killed In Prince Henry
OSNABRUECK. Germany. May S3.
Two more German army aviators.
Lieutenant Otto Boeder and Lieuten
ant Siegfried Reinhardt. met their
deaths today In the Prince Henry fly
ing competition, 'bringing the total
since the start of the contest on Sun
day last up to seven. "
The other officers killed were Lieu
tenant Willy Wiegandt. Mueller. Fel
linger. Pohde and Kolbe.
The aviators were caught In a
thunderstorm, in which their aeroplane
overturned, and they were thrown out
at a height of 4500 feet.
ysTzys that p
OfiZQ-Ay J. JEFr
TO TMJ? OST
GALE BREAKS OVER"
FIVE SAILORS DROWXED FTSOSI
, CAPSIZED CUTTERS.
Mainmast of German Emperor's
Yaclit Meteor Broken Heavy'
Damage Ashore at Hamburg-.
KIEL, May 2a. A fierce northwester
broke over Kiel late today during: the
Imperial Yacht Club regatta for war
ship boats. Two cutters were capsized
and five sailors. , were drownedy The
main ' masts of the yachts Melor and
Meteor, owned by the German Emperor,
the Cecille and Comet, were broken.
HAMBURG; May 23. Heavy damage
was done by a northwester here today.
Many of the streets of Hamburg are
covered with fallen, trees and the roofs
of houses were blown off. A majority
of the aeroplane sheds at the aerodrome
at Fuhlsbuttel were destroyed and
many aeroplanes damaged.
Numerous ships 'in the harbor were
torn from theirmoorings and damaged
against the wharves. A factory chim
ney was blown down at Neumuhlen and
three workmen were killed and two
ALBANIA REBELS CLOSE IN
Insurgents Xear Durazzo and Prince
DURAZZO, Albania, May 23. At 5
o'clock today the insurgents were close
upon the town. Prince William, the
Princess and their suite took refuge
aboard the Italian warship Misurata.
On the approach of the insurgents
the international commission In control
of the city went out to hold a parley.
They returned with representatives of
the irsurgents. who demanded to see
Prince William. The Prince, accom
panied by the staff of the Italian Ad
miral, came ashore.
The insurgents captured four Dutch
gendarme officers, whom they are
52 PRISONERS STOP FIRE
Seattle Convicts, After Valiant Work,
All Return to Stockade,
SEATTLE, May 23. (Special.) Ef
forts of 52 prisoners at the county
stockade was a potent factor In saving
scores of homes outside the northern
city limits which were threatened by
a rapidly spreading forest fire early
this morning. -
The prisoners were turned out of the
stockade '"on" their honor," and when
the signal was sounded lor them to re
turn, after they had done valiant work
In battling the flames, every one of
them reported back.
24 LINN CONTESTS TIED
Father and . Son Among Candidates
Who Get Equal Votes.
ALBANY, Or., May 23. Special.)
There were 34 tie votes in the primary
nominating election in Linn County
last week. One of the ties Is between
Berry Cummings, of Halsey, and his
son. Arlie Cummings. of the same cjty,
for the Republican nomination for Con
stable of District No. 3. Each received
The number of tie votes was due to
the fact that for many offices In justice
districts, there were no candidates and
names were written in.
DRUG-USERS ARE ARRESTED
Krcd Goldberg Falls Into Hands of
Fred Goldberg, a South Portland
locksmith, and several times convicted
drug-seller and user, was arrested yes
terday by Detectives Coleman and
Snow, who charge him with selling'
morphine to William Anderson, a rail
Anderson was arrested Friday for
having the drug in his possession, and
his case was continued until Monday,
when Goldberg will be tried. The de
tectives say Anderson was in a pitiable
condition from the use of the drug1.
OF MOMENT WHICH HAVE FIGURED IN THE
ACTION BY REQUEST
Mexicans Disposed to
Waive Minor Issues.
CRISIS IN CAPITAL IS FEARED
Provision to Meet Crash De
sired In Advance.
NIGHT SESSION IS HELD
Optimistic Spirit Shown by Those
Concerned When Adjournment Is
Taken In Afternoon Discus-
sion Is Good-Xatured.-
NIAGARA FALLS. Ont. May 23.
Contrary to general expectations this
has proved a day of intense activity.
The mediators suddenly were advised
by the Mexican delegates that the situ
ation called for prompt and decisive
action. The American delegates were
notified to appear and repeated confer
It was admitted that the moving
cause for the precipitate step was the
condition In Mexico, the taking of Sal-
tlllo and the threatened advance upon
the capital by the rebels. .
N Minor Points Waived.
It was said to be -the desire of the
Mexican delegates to see some form of
provisional government in Mexico City
before. events brought about a crisis in
There was an evident disposition to
waive all immaterial points and reach
a conclusion. The meeting was held
in -the afternoon. At its close a bul
letin was issued announcing that the
conference had been "held at! the re
quest of v the Mexican representatives
for the purpose of informing the me
diators and the American delegates of
the ideas of their government con
cerning several interesting points for
the best solution of the present diffi
culty. Optiminm Is - Shown. .
The meeting lasted less than half an
hour and the "conversation" was con
ducted through an interpreter. The dis
cussion was pointed, but good-natured,
and the early adjournment was taken
to enable the American delegates' to
confer with the authorities at Wash
At the end of .the conference a spirit
of optimism was displayed by all par
REBELS MAKING OWN PLASS
Suggested Commission Form of Gov.
ernment Not in Favor.
WASHINGTON, May 23. Another ex
change of telegrams tonight between
General Carranza and Emillo Zubaran,
Minister of the Interior in the Consti
tutionalist Cabinet, left the question of
representation pf the Carranzistas at
the Niagara conference undetermnied
Among the constitutionalists there
was every disposition to let word of
General Carranza's intentions come
from the chief of the revolution him
self. It became known tonight that the
plan for a commission form of govern
ment in Mexico City during the transi
tion period has not found favor with
the constitutionalists. Before Charge
O'Shaughnessy' left the Mexican, capital
he forwarded to Washington, at the
direction of the State Department, a list
of Mexicans who might be termed "el
der statesmen," as a possible council
of notables to form a provisional gov
ernment and maintain order in Mexico
City should the expected fall of Huerta
(Concluded on Page
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
degrees; minimum. i-4 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers: southerly winds.
Balfour says home rule represents failure
of life work. Section 1. page 3.
Fierce gale breaks over imperial regatta at
iwieL. section l. page l.
Newly-built lightship lost, with crew, of -5.
off Nova Scotian coast, section 1, page o.
Republlcaca plan to capture next House.
Section 1. page 1.
Censorship of news being extended n Wash- ;
in g ton. section i, page z.
Saturday half-holiday urged to promote
Sabbath observances. Section 1, page 1.
Patrick Calhoun accused of "looting" United
Hallways. Section 1, page &.
Roosevelt plans vigorous campaign In own
state. Section 1, page b.
Morris Hillquil says Socialists have no use
lor I. w. VV. Section 1, page a.
Coast, League results San Francisco 1. Los
Angeles 0; (Portland-Oakland ana
Venice-Sacramento ' games postponed ;
rain). Section X page 2. x .
Northwestern League results Portland 3,
Tacoma 6; Vancouver 1. Seattle 2; Spo
kane 2. Victoria 11. Section 2, page 2. -
Tacoma Stadium high schools win big track
meet Section page
Los Angeles and Portland meet at Vaughn
Park Tuesday at 3:30 o'clock. Section
- page U .
Caretaker of Irvlngton" Club court cele
brates 60th birthday. Section a. page .
Cornell crews win over Princeton and Yale.
Section 1, page 0.
Speedboat Sloath sinks In race near Oregon
City. section 2, page o.
Amateur boxing clubs which have been stag
ing fiascos are put under ban. Section 2t
River sports begin next Saturday with open
houses and races. Section 2, page 6.
Fight calendar for week is crowded. Stion
2, page 4.
New home of San Francisco Seals Is located
- where chilly ocean breezes Rick up as
they please. Section 2, page 2.
Horses of C. W. Todd taken to speedway
from Baker. Section 2, page 4.
Big league pitchers are rapidly abandoning
"spitter" for steady use.. Section 2,
Secretary of State Fair gives list of entries
In racing programme this Fall. Section
2, page 4.
Rowing Club plans regatta for Decoration
- day. Section 2, page 6.
Detroit Tigers outclass all other teams seen
in New York. Section 2, page 3.
Tualatin Country Club links popular with
women golf players. Section 2, page o.
Portland motorboats to go on cruise t
Butte vllle. Section 2, page 6.
Portland boat crew expects Dan Murphy
stroke to win again In river regattas.
Section 2, page 6.
Baby parade is big feature of Roseburg's
strawberry festival. Section 1,. page K
Wlllamette Valley Chautauqua programme
to ie best, m nisiory ol msiiLuiiun. sec
tion 1, page 8. s
One of thiee convicts shot In break from
Boise prison dies. Section 1. page 1.
Central Oregon crops' never looked better.
says railroad man. Section 1, page 7.
Commonwealth conference at Eugene on
' Wednesday will discuss many legislative
problems. Sac t ion 1, page 7.
Alumni of Oregon Agricultural College to
gather on campus---Jim 8. t- Seetion ' L
- page 8.
Hopmen say state- cinnot afford to destroy
their Industry. SeU-iov 3, jpt-e 0.
Thousands hear R. A. Booth at Athena.
Section 1, page 8. ,
Booster day celebration at Oregon City is
called best ever held. Section 1. page 7.
Seattle Baptist Church replaces sermon with
moving pictures and lecture. Section 1.
Students of Washington State School for
Deaf to give circus at Vancouver. Sec
tion 1. page 2.
Electric shock kills one and injures three at
Moscow. Section . page ).
Automobiles and Koadt.
uood roads and pleasant scenes are found
on trip of The Oregon ian car to Mo
Mlnnvllle. Section 4, page 4.
Saxon car goes 202.4 miles on 64 gallons of
gasoline. Section 4, page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Scarcity of fine wools gives strength to ail
markets. Section 2. page 17.
Wheat averages lower at Chicago with bet
ter crop-reports. Section 2, page 17.
Speculative sentiment more hopeful In Wall
street. Section .2. page 17..
British India gets 3,600,000 feet of creo-
voted ties from St. Helens plant. Section
2. page 7.
Engineer Hegardt expects obstruction at
mouth of river to go. Section 2, page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Special trainload of Portland teachers in
spect Normal School. Section 1. page 33.
Oaks Park has its largest opening pro
gramme. Section 1. page 11.
Free trade blamed for falling butter market.
Section 2, page 17.
Veterans of Civil and Spanish Wars to visit
public schools on Memorial day. Section
i. page 14
Total of 413,000 acres open In tract released
from Paulina National forest. Section L
Members of bench and har Join In memorial
service In honor of Rufua Mallory. Sec
tion 1, page 11. '
S500C novel expected to win publishers' at
tention for Grub Street Club. Section 1.
Traffic survey of city being made. Section
1, page li
Queen Thelma and maids make calls at
dressmakers. Section 1. page 12.
Observance of Memorial day arranged. Sec-
tion 1, page 13.
WEEK'S NEWS SPUR CARTOONIST REYNOLDS
FIGHT TO WIN HOUSE
DEMOCRATS ARE ON DEFENSIVE
Mexico, Tolls, Tariff and Wil
son Domination Are Issues.
MINORITY PARTIES AGREE
"Progressive" Membership Expected
to Be Reduced If Xot Wholly
Wiped Out Broken Plat
form Promises Figure.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Waih
ingto.n. May 23. The Republican Con
gressional campaign committee, after
a careful study of the political situa
tion, has reached the conclusion that
the Republicans can capture the next
House of Representatives, and prelim
inary plans for the Fall contest are In
course of preparation.
Already the committee has segre
gated. 89 Congressional districts now
represtned by Democrats, most of them
elected in 1912 by narrow margins, and
in these districts the heaviest fight
will be made, but the committee is not
overlooking other districts where there
are possibilities of Republican success,
nor has It failed to inspect the Repub
lican lines carefully to find weak spots.
Few Republican Lossen Expected.
The survey of the political field has
encouraged the Republican leaders In
the House to believe that they will win
In at least the 89 districts referred to,
and they figure probable Republican
losses in only two, and at most in not
more than five districts in the entire
United States. If these expectations
should be realized although It would
necessitate a political landslide to ac
complish such an overturning the Re
publicans would have control of the
next House. . .
As the House Is "now constituted,
there are 290 Democrats, 123 Repub
licans, S Progressive Republicans,
15 Progressives. 1 Independent and
one" vacancy. Special elections held in
New Jersey and in other states the
past year show conclusively that the
"progressive" membership will be
greatly reduced, if not wiped out alto
gether, and Republican leaders are con
fident that districts now represented
by third-party men will have straight
out Republican representation In the
House after March 4.
Democrats on Defensive.
Republican campaign managers fig
ure that they have the Democrats on
the defensive. The Mexican question
will figure prominently: canal toll
will be another big issue, and the tar
iff will be a yiird point of contention.
On each qf these issues the Democrats
are under fire, and in each instance
Democrats in Congress, In addition to
having to answer for their records,
must answer also for having acted at
the dictation of the President. Herein
comes another .big issue, that of exec
utive domination of Congress. i
Some Republicans think that this
last issue will cause Democrats more
embarrassment in the campaign than
any of the other issues, and particu
larly will it embarrass Representatives
and (Senators who surrendered their
own views and abandoned the interests
of their constituents in doing the bid
ding of the President.
Wilson Domination Kot Denied.
That President Wilson has been able
to dominate Congress . as no .other
President has done is acknowledged.
His influence in forcing through
tConcluded on Page 5.)
MOVIES AND TALK
SEATTLE CHURCH WILL ADOPT
ENTIRELY XEW POLICY,
Pictures for Children to Be Shown
In Week, and Efforts Made to
Have Real Social Center.
SEATTLE, Wash, May 23. (Special.)
Services at Temple Baptist Church,
Third avenue and Cedar street, tomor
row night will mark the beginning
of a new church movement in Seattle.
The entire policy of the church will
be changed after two years of con
troversy that for a time threatened to
involve all the Baptist congregations
of Seattle. Members of other churches
will lend their aid.
A two-reel film moving picture, "The
Last Supper," donated by. the manager
of a local picture house, will be shown
at the services; solos by Leonard Bur
ley, a whistler of ability, will be given,
and instead of a sermon there will be
a discussion of modern conditions and
their application in social service by
W. D. Lane, a local attorney.
Moving pictures also will be shown
in the church during the week for the
children of the neighborhood.
Immediately after this innovation
will come a campaign of visitation in
the district served by Temple Church.
The visitor will be a social service
worker, who will help make a com
plete survey of the district and its
This work completed, a programme of
social service and general Institutional
church work will be planned, commit
tees will be named and efforts to make
the church a social, religious and hu
man jty-aiding center will be begun.
ROAD RECOGNIZES THE LAW
Husband and Wife Now May Ride on
Same Commutation Ticket.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 23. (Spe
cial.) The legal principle that hus
band and wlf'3 are one person is rec
ognized by the Puget Sound Electric
Railway in new tariffs filed with the
Public Servioe Commission covering ln
terurban rates between Seattle and Ta
Commutation tickets hereafter, in
stead of being used only by the pur
chaser are to be good for either the
wife or the husband of the vendee, or
for both if they ride together, under
the new rule, effective June L
In a recent order allowing the com
pany to increase round trip rates the
Public Service Commission stipulated
that the company should grant . some
concessions in regard to commutation
tickets, and the "husband and wife1
HACKETT PLANS BIG FILM
Actor Who Inherits $1,500,000 Has
Ambitious Production In Miind.
PARIS, May 23. James K. Hackett,
the actor, who recently inherited
31.500,000 on the death of his niece in
New York, arrived here from Carls
bad today. Hackett said he would start
work this week on "Monsieur Beau
calre," which is to be given on films.
His wife, Beatrice Mary Beckley.
Roland Buxton, Arthur Hoops, Charles
H Hart. Hugh Ford and Edwin B.
Porter, will take part. It will need at
least 1000 performers and will require
three months to get it in hape for
films. It will cost about 3100,000.
A well-thumbed copy of "Othello
showed that Mr. Hackett was already
preparing for his production before
the University of California on Sep
"JAY WALKER" IS ARRESTED
St. Joo Opens Campaign Against
Those Who Cross Diagonally.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., May 23. St. Jo
seph inigurated a campaign against
"Jay Walkers" today and the first man
arrested was Edward Walls, of New
York. Walls insisted on making a
crossing diagonally instead of "squar
He said - he thought the policeman
who arretsed him was joking.'
TO ACTION, WITH THIS
3 CONVICTS SH0T1
DASH FOR LIBERTY
Dies From Wounds.
TWO OTHERS WILL RECOVER
Guards Frustrate Attempt to
Escape at Boise Prison.
PLOT PLANNED CAREFULLY
Two Wooden Bedsteads Are Nailed
Together and Wall Scaled as
Guards Eat Lunch Men
Are Shot as They Run.
BOISE. Idaho, May 23. Three pris
oners were shot by guards of the Idaho
State Penitentiary today, when they at- .
tempted to escape from the institution.
Oi.e died several hours after the shoot-
ng. The two other prisoners are ex
pected to recover.
U. G. .Bearup, serving a life sentence
for murder, was shot in the spine and
died from his wounds. He Is survived
by a father in Michigan.
The wounded are:
C. A. Allers, serving an indetermi
nate sentence for forgery, shot in arm.
which may have to be amputated, anil
Lyman Jones, serving from 10 to 40
years for second-'degree murder, shot
in left leg.
The break for liberty was made
while half of the guards on the prison
wall were at lunch. The prisoners put
up a bench to the wall where No. "
guard usually stood, but which was
unprotected. The men were able to
make the top of the wall.
Several Concerned In. Plot.
They were seen as they were scaling
down the outside of the wall and be
fore they had proceeded many feet away
they were shot by guards. The convicts
were taken back to the prison and
Prison officials believe a dozen or
more men were concerned in the plrY
to escape. It is evident that it had
been carefully planned.
On Saturday mornings convicts take
their wooden bedsteads from the cell-
houses to the yard and clean them. It
was two of them nailed together that
Allers and a man named Howard used
to scale the wall. Allers got over, but
the ladder "broke and Howard dropped,
back onto the prison wall.
Guard's Rifle Aim Deadly.
Jones carried with him a bottle of
the disinfectant solution the prisoners
were using on their bedsteads. The
escaping men Intended to use it to
throw the bloodhounds off the scent's
It was the deadly accuracy of Guard
Peterson's rifle that ended the chase.
Allers fell at the prison power-house.
300 yards from the wall. Bearup and
Jones kept on and gained the cover -of
a knoll a little further away.
When Peterson reached the knoll the
men were 250 yards distant, running at
full speed. He stopped and fired. His
first shot fatally wounded Bearup. See
ing his companion full. Jones dropped
to the ground.
Dayton Tries Meter System'.
DAYTON. Wash:. May 23. (Special.)
At the last meeting of the City Coun
cil a new ordinance -regulating the city
water system was passed. This ordi
nance makes no change in the present
flat rates, but after July 1 all new con
nections installed must be metered, and
after one-half of the whole number of
water consumers is on meter, the re
mainder will be compelled to install
them. The rate will be $1 lor the first
3000 gallons, 20 cents per additional
1000 gallons to 6000 and 10 cents per
additional 1000 gallons thereafter.