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voi,. m XXXIII no. 22.
PORTLAND. OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, 31 AY 31, 1914.
I'KICK riVK CENTS.
PLEA NO HEED
Empress' Skipper Shouts
in Vain to Dane to
Keep Up Speed. .
FOG BANK COMES SUDDENLY
Great Liner Stopped and Sig
nals Given to Apprise Ap-
REPEATED CALL IS IGNORED
Impossible He Was Not Heard.
ENGINES QUICKLY FLOODED
Attempt to Run Sinking Steamship
Asliore Defeated Most of Thoi.e
Saved Are Picked Up by
Empress Own Boats.
RIMOUSKI. Quebec. May SO. While
final tabulations of the casualties in
the sinking: of the ill-fated, steamer
Empress of Ireland were being made
today, showing that 403 of her passen
gers and crew had been rescued and
64 had perished. Captain Henry
George Kendall, of the liner, was tell
ing his story of the disaster at an in
quiry conducted by Coroner Pinault
Captain Kendall in substance de
clared that he had taken all possible
precautions against a collision. His
ship had been stopped, he grave the
requisite signals when the Danish col
lier Storstad. which dealt the blow
which sent the Empress to the bot
tom, was still two miles away, but the
collier had kept on through the tog
which settled down soon after the two
vessels sighted each other, and had
rammed the Empress of Ireland when
the latter vessel was virtually mo
tionless. EnprtM Captain's Plea Vain.
Then, despite his plea, to the master
f the collier that he run his engines
full speed ahead to keep the hole in
the liner's side plugged with the Stor
stad's bow, said Captain Kendall, the
Danish vessel backed away, the water
rushed in and the Empress sank.
Captain Kendall, who stuck to the
bridge of his ship to the last and after
beins- picked up by a lifeboat aided in
saving a boatload of drowning persons
from the wreck, took up his story of
the disaster from the point at which
the Empress of Ireland, bound from
Quebec for Liverpool, had dropped her
pilot Thursday night at Father Point,
near which the disaster of n-esterday
Fog: Bank Is Iuterponed.
"We then proceeded full speed." con
tinued Captain Kendall. "After pass
ing Rock Point gas buoy. I sighted
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STORM STIRRED UP
OVER CLASS PICNIC
SEATTLE SENIORS IXSIST ON
TAKING JUNIOR. GIRLS.
Principal Says They Mnsn't and Now
School Board Is to Be Asked
to Act as Mediator.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 30. (Special.)
With graduation only a few days off,
a storm has broken in the senior class
at Queen Anne High School which will
require the combined wisdom of the
class, the principal and the School
Board to dispel. It is all over the class
At the general assembly yesterday
moVnlng, Principal Otto L. Luther an
nounced that none but members of the
class would be permitted to attend the
class picnic to be held next Saturday.
This, in Itself, would not have been a
startling edict, but it came after sev
eral members of the class had arranged
to take girls from other high schools
and junior girls from Queen Anne.
The result was murmuring of rebel
lion. A movement was begun to hold
an opposition picnic. Cooler heads,
however, prevailed, and it was decided
to wait until Monday, when it can be
determined through the principal and
the School Board whether any conces
sions will be made to the senior boys.
TREE BLIGHT ERADICATED
Claude C. Cate Wins) Praise for "Work
in Grand Konde Orchards.
LA GRANDE, Or., May 30. (Spe
cial.) Through the successful and vig
orous work of Claude C. Cate, county
agriculturalist, blight ravages to apple
and pear trees in the Grand Ronde
Valley have been greatly arrested if
not wholly overcome.
Some orchards were so badly infected
with the disease that they had to be
destroyed entirely and other orchards
have undergone a scientific process of
pruning under his direction, which has
merited special mention from the state
horticulturist for thoroughness.
Some of the work ra:t with' some op
position but by persuasive means and a
goodly measure of patience, Mr. Cate
not only overcame the opposition but
converted the opponents into boosters
for the good cause.
"DEATH MARCH" IGNORED
Chicago Police Disregard Upton
Sinclair's Renewed Demonstration.
CHICAGO. May 30. A "death march"
of boys, organized by Upton Sinclair,
marched up and down past the Stand
ard Oil Company's offices here today!
The boys were pledged to silence and
on the arm. of each was crepe in mem
ory of the strikers, killed in the Col
orado mining struggle.
Sinclair arrived here yesterday and
in announcing the plan said that
"something must be done to keep the
Colorado situation before the ijubllc."
The police ignored the demonstration.
SHIP ON HIGH SEA HUNTED
Flotilla of II Vessels Stretch Out 70
Sliles Seeking F. J. Iuckenbach.
WASHINGTON", May 30. Captain
William S. Sims, commanding the tor
pedo flotilla, returning north from Vera
Cruz, was today ordered by the Navy
Department to search for the missing
steamer F. J. Luckenbach.
The nine destroyers and the tenders
Birmingham and Dixie will form in an
extended line about 70 miles long as
they proceed northward to search for
the missing ship.
BIG LINER AQUITANIA SAILS
Britain's Largest Steamship Starts
on Maiden Voyage to Xew York.
LIVERPOOL, May 30. The Cunard
line steamer Aquitanla, Great Britain's
largest liner, started today on her
maiden voyage from this port to New
The banks of the Mersey were
thronged with cheering crowds and a
great convoy of craft, with sirens
shrieking, accompanied the leviathan
T. R. SAYS WILSON'S
POLICY HAS FAILED
"Cost of Living Has
Not Been Reduced"
TRUST ISSUE AT STANDSTILL
Colonel Leaves Statement as
He Sails for-Europe.
HARD FIGHT IS PROMISED
''Time Has Come to Clean House in
New York" and Two-Boss SjB:un,
Under Murphy and Barnes,
Is Roundly Denounced.
NEW YORK, May 30. Failure of the
Wilson Administration to handle satis
factorily either the trust or the tariff
question was charged by Colonel
Roosevelt in a statement he left be
hind him today for publication after
his departure for Europe.
"The cost of living has not been
reduced. Not the slightest progress
has been made in solving the trust
question." he said.
"It has been shown that the reduc
tion of the tariff In no shape or way
helps toward this -solution. Economic
conditions are such that business is in
Jeopardy and that the small business
man, the farmer and the industrial
wageworker are all suffering because
of these conditions."
New York no Be "Cleaned."
Colonel Roosevelt said he would put
in the hardest work of the campaign
In New York state.
"I believe the time has come to clean
house in New York," he said.
He assailed the "Murphy and Barnes
machines," but made no reference to
the tentative plan of the Progressive
leaders for indorsement of the Repub
lican, nominee in this state, provided
be meets their requirements. ,
" This Is the statement: ,.
"Since my return from South Amer
ica I have received hundreds of tele
grams and letters from all over the
country requesting statements from
me on the political situation. It has
been impossible to reply to these com
munications, first, because of lack of
time, and second, because it must be
remembered that I have been out of
the country nearly eight months and
have Jbeen home only 10 days, and
therefore have not been able to ac
quire the necessary information that
will enable me to respond intelligently
to many of the inquiries made of me.
Cost of Livins Not Reduced.
"When I return from abroad I shall
at once take up actively the political
situation. It goes without saying that
I intend, to the utmost of my ability,
to do all that I can for the principles
for which I have contended and for
the men throughout the country who
have stood so valiantly in the fight
that the Progressive party is waging
and has waged for these principles.
"There is widespread apprehension
among our people. The pinch of pov
erty is. felt in many a household. We
cannot ignore the conditions which
have brought about this state of
things. The cost of living has "not
been reduced. Not the slightest
progress has been made in solving the
trust question. It has been shown that
the reduction of the tariff in no shape
or way helps towards this solution.
The economHi conditions are such that
business is in jeopardy and that the
small business man, the farmer and
the industrial wageworker are all suf
fering because of these conditions.
"The truth simply is that the only
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY' S Maximum temperature. 81
degrees, minimum temperature. 66 de
crees. TODAY'S Probably fair; northerly winds.
Ship's doctor universally lauded as hero.
Section 1, page a.
Captain of Empress of Ireland tells story.
Section 1, page 1.
Conduct of vessel's officers "beyond all
praise. Section 1, page 2.
Youthful heroines of novels passing- Section
A. page 2-
Japanese sends peace envoys to English do- I
minions to remove prejudice against race. '
Section 4, page 2.
Suicide Increases in English army. Section 4.
Wagner heir case now legal tangle. Sec
tion 4 page 2
President Wilson says sacrifice shown in
buttle could make war unnecessary. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Mediation near crisis over admission of Car
ran delegates. Section 1. page 5. ,
Father and stepmother of long-missing girl
arrested. Section 1, page .
Roosevelt says Wilson's policies have failed.
Section 1. page 1.
Pacific Northwest. -
Edward Bossen will be tried for wife mur
der at Eugene this week. Section X
Storm breaks when Seattle High School sen
iors insist on taking junior girls to class
picnic. Section 1, page 1.
Commencement of public works at mouth
of Columbia to be celebrated.- Section 1,
page 11. ,
Telephone girls' wages to be subject of next
Investigation In Washington. Section 1
"Boy Mayor" of Idaho Falls enters race for
governor. Section 1, page 10.
Washington finds- itself easy landlord, with
50,000 now in back payments. Section 1,
Campaign on to obtain 1615 session of Su
preme Lodge of Knights of Pythias for
Portland. Section 1, page 10.
Frank K. Welles urges consolidation of rural
schools. Section 1, page 10.
Vancouver public market proves successful
on Its first days. Section 1, page 11.
Vancouver deaf make hit with people of city
by circus features. Section 1, page 10.
Washington has bitter fight on Initiative
measures. Section 1. page 11. .
O. A. C. picks officers after fiercest political
campaign in Its -history. Section 1, page
Funds of Oregon counties listed. Section It
Germans plan schools to teach immigrants
American ideals. Section 1, page 6.
Two veterans die as others march. Section
1 page 1.
Coast League results: Los Angeles 4-3.
Portland 1-1 ; Ban Francisco -8. Sac
ramento 6-6; Venice 4-2, Oakland 0-5.
Section 2, page 2. ,
Northwestern League results: Seattle C-5.
Portland 4-S ; Vancouver 4-1, Spokane 2-2
(second game 10 Innings); Tacoma 6-0,
Victoria 4-4. Section 2, page 2.
Arthur Sholln In Sparrow wins Oregon Yacht
Club title fourth time. Section 2, page 6.
Portland's third golf club opens. Section 3.
Vacant lots In Portland have made many
big league stars. Section 2, page 3.
Matty thinks Giants will win fourth pen
nant. Section 2, page 3.
Cincinnati Keds surprising fans. Section 2,
page $. ' ' -
Ritchie defeat not easy to explain, says
Harry B. Smith.' Section 2, page ft.
Xew Portland Golf Club is turned over to
members. Section 2, page 4.
University of Oregon baseball team looks
like conference winner. Section It, page 3.
Cornell wins big Intercollegiate track and
field meet. Section 2, page 4.
Schneider holds twirling stage, - Section ,
Thomas, In French car, wins 500-mile speed
test at Indianapolis. Section 2, page 1
State University wins track meet. Section
M. H. Hartwell and Mrs. Peter Kerr Oregon
State golf champions. Section 2, page 4,
Harry Brandt on Mark el wins Northwest
motorcycle championship. t Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Bishop Scaddlng's funeral is impressive cere
mony. Section 1, page 15.
Administration scored in call for meeting of
Republican State Committee. Section 2.
Final plans are being rushed for Rose Fes
tival next week. Section 2, page 16.
City branches of Y. M. C. A. urged by Chi
cago expert. Section 3, page 12.
Portland, Eugene & Eastern starts new loop
service today. Section .1, page 17.
Roses strewn on Willamette In honor of de
parted naval heroes. Section 1, page 17.
C. A. McJohnston, of Tabasco, tells of Mex
ican method of arousing bitterness toward
Americans. Section 1, page 17.
Oaks programme draws large crowds. Sec
tion 1, page 12. '
Co-operation Iri school problems urged by R.
H. Thomas In address.; Section 1, page 14.
Baby contest "of North Portland Women's
Auxiliary to be held June 8-10. Section
2. page 7. at
Hundreds of entries are filed for classes In
Rose Festival parades and contests. Sec
tion 2, page 16.
Portland pays reverent tribute to war heroes.
Section 1, page 1.
Mrs. C. H. Lewis dies In 76th year. Section
I. page 14.
Three seamen arrested after attack la made
on British steamer captain. Section 2.
New record in entries expected for auto race
here June i:-14. Section 4, page 5.
WILSON SAYS FLAG
CALLS EVERY DAY
War's Sacrifices Are
Lessons for Peace. Co
PRESIDENT CHANGES HIS PLANS
Address Delivered Lest Ab
sence Be Misconstrued-
CALL OF BATTLE SOUNDED
Emphasis Laid on Xend of Unselfish
Courage in Making War Impossible-
Speaker Clark Also
Acclaimed by Crowds.
WASHINGTON. May 30. President
"Wilson and Speaker Clark delivered ad
dresses at the Memorial day services
under the auspices of the Grand Army
of the Republic in Arlington National
The President had not expected to
participate, but, feeling that a false
construction had been placed on his
declination, decided today to attend and
speak. Before the President's decision
had been communicated to those in
charge, they had invited Speaker Clark
to make the address of the day, and
he had come from Atlantic City for
Fblse Construction Avoided.
The reason for the President's change
in his plans was explained by Secre
tary Tumulty in this sta'.ement:
"When the Invitation was extended
by the committee representing the
Grand Army of the Republic of the Dis
trict of Columbia? the President in
formed the committee that he did not
think the occasion would be opportune
for the delivery of an appropriate ad
dress, and because of this he felt that
he must decline the invitation, agree
ing, however, to attend a memorial
service at a later date. Evidently a
false construction has been- placed upon
his action, and therein lies the reason
for the change of programme. The
President was not willing that his ab
sence should be misconstrued."
President Twice Applauded.
President Wilson was applauded as
he entered the vine-clad amphitheater
in which the exercises were held, and
again when Dr. J. K. Gleeson, the com
mander of the Department of the Po
tomac. Grand Army of the Republic,
presented him to the great audience,
made up chiefly of members of patriotic
societies, who carried their flags and
wore the insignia of their orders. He
spoke as follows:
"I have not come here today, wth a
prepared address. The committee in
charge of the exercises of the day has
graciously excused me on the grounds
of public obligations from preparing an
address, but I will not deny myself the
privilege of joining with you in an
expression of gratitude and admiration
for the men who perished for the sake
of the Union. They do not need our
praise. They do not need that our ad
miration should sustain them. There
Is no Immortality that is safer than
theirs. We come not for their sakes,
but for our own in order that we may
drink at the same springs of inspira
tion from which they themselves
Spiritual Achievement Unique.
"A peculiar privilege came to the
men who fought for the Union. There
is no other civil war in history the
stings of which were removed before
the men who did the fighting passed
from the stage of life. So that we owe
those men something more than a legal
re-establishment of the Union. We owe
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TWO VETERANS DIE
AS OTHERS MARCH
TAPS SOCXD FOR PIONEERS
WITH BOOMIXG OF SALUTE.
Last Grim Bat' " .fought and Lost
While " Exercises in
1$o..xer Are Being Held.
' VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 30. (Spe
cial.) John Livingston, 82 years old,
and George W. Maxwell, 81. were not
In their places today when the Grand
Army Post fell in to head the parade.
As the strains of the "Star Spangled
Banner" faded and died and the 21
gun salute boomed out, the two vet
erans .were fighting their last grim
battle. In rooms with curtains drawn
to screen from their dimming eyes the
bright light In which outside the flags
were fluttering, the two faced a com
mon enemy, and when the exercises
were over, and tear-stained veterans
had turned away with the soft sunny
words of "Tenting on the Old Camp
Ground" ringing in their ears, an
nouncement was made that "taps" had
sounded for two of their number.
Mr. Livingston was born in Ten
nessee and fought in the Sixth In
fantry Volunteers. Mr. Maxwell was an
Iowan. Both were pioneers of the Pa
The others of the fast dwindling lit
tle cpmpany of veterans marched as
usual and took part in the exercises
at the City Park. Many were present,
too, when the Women's Relief Corps
repeated the impressive ceremony of
strewing roses on the waters of the
Columbia in memory of the sailor dead.
MERCURY CLIMBS TO 81
Portland Weather Is Ideal for Deco
Portland weather was ideal for
For an hour 1:1 the afternoon, from
4 until 6, the mercury stood still at
81 degrees, with a cool breeze blow
ing. - .Some complained of the heat,
but it was a holiday and those who
grew uncomfortable hied away to the
country or other cool retreats closer
by. Many Portianders spoke pleasantly
of the weather as "just right."
The hourly temperatures were as fol
SS I P. M.
....67 2 P. M.
. ...o,3 P. M.
61 P. M.
6 A. M. .
S A. M. .
1 A. M. .
8 A. M. .
t A. M. .
10 A. 1U .
11 A, 11. .
bj.O P. il.
-tS 6 P. il 80
737 P. M. 77
Noon ............ .751
FATHER AND SON END TIE
Young Man Wins Nomination for
Constable at Ilalsey From Parent.
ALBANY, Or May 80. (Special.)
Lots were drawn at the County Clerk's
office here "yesterday to determine
whether a father or son should have
the Republican nomination for Consta
ble of Justice District No. 3, at Ualsey.
Arlie Cummings. the son. won. Each
received three votes in the recent pri
mary. In all there were 24 tie votes in the
primaries in the county. Most were for
precinct committeemen and all oc
curred by reason of names being writ
ten in where there were no candidates
on the ballot.
OAKS ATTRACT BIG CROWD
Flags at Amusement Park Fly at
Half-staff Memorial Day.
The first really large crowd of the
1914 season was at the Oaks Amuse
ment Park yesterday, which, for the
one day in the year, had all its flags
It was noticeable, too, that the spirit
of the day permeated the throng.
By far the larger number of those
present contented themselves with
watching the performances and listen
ing to the two patriotic concerts given
by McElroy and his band.
7 5 to Receive Sacrament.
The first administration ' of the
Catholic sacrament of confirmation to
take place in the diocese of Oregon
this year will be held at St. Mary's
Cathedral, Fifteenth and Davis streets,
today at 3 P. M. Archbishop Christie
will officiate. Seventy-five persons
will receive the sacrament. -
IS PAID TP HEROES
Graves Are Decorated
and Services Held.
WHOLE CITY OBSERVES DAY
Flower-Laden Thousands Go
to Various Cemeteries
MASS SAID AT CALVARY
Archbishop Christie Pre&eut at SoN
emn Celebration Brainerd, Lone
Fir and Milwaukie Grounds
Scenes of Exercises.
Portland gardens gave their sweetest
blossoms and Portland hearts their tcn
derest thoughts yesterday in reverent
observance of Memorial day.
With business places closed, all offi
cial functions suspended, flags flying at
half mast, services In many cemeteries,
to which flocked flower-laden thou
sands, and a parade in which marched
veterans of two wars, the city, ita
heartstrings swept by grief and affec
tion, gave Itself over completely to a
solemn tribute to the soldier and sailor
dead of the Nation.
The celebration was furthered by per
fect weather, and although th streets
were thronged with people'not a single
untoward incident occurred to mar the
Cars to Cemeteries Cnnded,
All day long the streetcars running
, to and from the various cemeteries
were crowded. Not only the craves of
soldiers were decorated, but the day
was made the occasion for visiting the
grassy mounds where lie the lost loved
ones of a multitude of families.
There were those who went to God's
acre with baskets of flowers for the
graves of strangers, to which none
came in loving remembrance, and which,
save for the impartiality of nature,
would otherwise have borne no blos
soms. . .
At Mount Calvary, Lone Fir. Brainerd
and Milwaukie cemeteries there were
services, with decorations of the graves,
and graves were also decorated at
Riverview, Grand Army, Mount Zion
and other burial places.
Open-Alr Mass Celebrated.
An open-air altar had been erected
at Mount Calvary, where a solemn higit
mass was celebrated by Rev. John C.
Hughes, of St. Lawrence Church. Arch
bishop Christie being present. Rev.
Joseph Chapotin was deacon,, and the
Rev. George Thompson, subdeacon. As
sisting Archbishop Chrlstia were the
Rev. M. P. Smith as deacon and Rev. G.
Darby as subdeacon.
The sermon was delivered by Rev.
Father Smith, who declared that tho
outcome of the wars in which the
United States has engaged "would seem
to mark the Nation as being of provi
' Memorial Day Lesson Drawn.
He spoke of Memorial day as teach
ing a needful lesson of loyalty to one's
"Our country was discovered as the
result of religious zeal," said Father
Smith, "colonized by those who wished
to worship God according to the dic
tates of their own consciences, was
cradled in liberty and twice baptized in
blood. Just laws have knit it together,
and, as a government by, for and of
the people, it offers an example un
paralleled In history."
Music for the mass was provided by
the Cathedral choir, led by F. W. Good
rich at the organ. The services wera
attended by approximately 2000.
Lone Fir Cemetery' was the scene
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