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VOL,. XXXIV. XO. 23.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1913.
ritlCE FIVE CENTS.
CABINET HAS 110
Confidence Is Felt in
PRESIDENT IS STILL SERENE
Niceties of Expression Consid
ered in Final Draft.
BREVITY IS PREDICTED
Washington Believes Only 'Demand'
Will Be That Germans Observe
International Law in Sub
BY LOUIS SEIBOLD.
(Washington Correspondent of the New
York World. Published by arrangement
with the World.)
WASHINGTON, June 6. (Special.)
In striking: contrast to the excitement
which the cables say exist in Berlin
regarding the pending controversy be
tween the United States and the Ger
man Empire, the atmosphere at Wash
ington was decidedly tranquil today.
The possibility of war's arising to
threaten the United States patently
found no lodging In the minds of the
President and the members of his
Phrases of IVote Revised.
The President today partially re
vised, to his cultivated liking:, some of
the phrases of the forthcoming firm but
polite demand that' the German Imper
ial government reply directly to his
request of May 13 for a. satisfactory
explanation of Its acts of warfare
which have menaced the lives and in
terests of citizens of the United
The President returned to his task
tonight with the analytical studious
ness characterized in his last note.
Exact Form Left to Presidents.
. With the approval of the Cabinet as
to the substance of the document, the
exact form of expression of its con
tents have been left to the President.
Consequently, none of the Cabinet
members were called in to go over the
matter again today.
The code experts of Bryan's depart
ment do not expect to receive the note
for reduction to cipher before Monday.
The most direct information regarding
the document is that it will be less
voluminous than the President's note
of 1300 words to Germany, which has
not been answered to his satisfaction
and has consequently inspired the
sending of the second note on the same
Chief Purpose Made Clear.
To members of his Cabinet the Pres
ident, while reading the draft prepared
by him, made it absolutely clear that
his chief purpose is to present to the
German government, in the plainest
Bnglish at his command, the direct
issues involved in the controversy with
the imperial government which the
United States considers of paramount
The Cabinet Ministers are confident
that the document will accomplish the
present purpose in this respect and will
not permit of further evasion, argu
ment or equivocation on the part of
Germany in meeting those Issues. The
President, by "a simple narration of
facts, disposes of statements made un
der "misapprehension" by Germany and
arguments advanced by that govern
ment to justify her designed sinking
of the Lusitania and alleged accidental
attacks on the Gulflight and Cushing,
the two American vessels that the
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12 VESSELS SUNK
OXE TRAWLER SPARED TO RES
CUE CREWS OK TWO.
Eleven or Victims Are British and
One Is Icnch Steamships All
Crews Are Reported Safe.
LONDON. June 5. The sinking of 11
more British vessels and a French
steamship by German submarines was
made known today. The British ves
sels consisted of seven steam trawlers,
a steam drifter, a steamship and a sail
The Germans spared one trawler of
a fleet of three in the North Sea and
permitted the crews of two of them to
be transferred to the third. The two
sunk were the Horace and Economy and
the one spared was Little Boy. The
first two were sunk by bombs placed
on board by men from the submarine.
The survivors reached Lowestoft safely.
They reported that the crews of the
two vessels sunk were told they could
have five minutes to board the Little
News was received from Kirkwall,
in the Orkney Islands, of the sinking
yesterday of the trawlers Kathleen, of
Peterhead, and the Evening Star and
Cortes, of Aberdeen. All the crews
were landed at Kirkwall today. The
drifter Edna May, of Peterhead: the
trawler Strathban and the sailing ship
George and Mary also have been sunk,
but dates and places have not been
A dispatch from Leith. Scotland, says
the steamship Sunnet Head was tor
pedoed yesterday. The crew was per
mitted to take to the boats, which have
landed at Berwick. The trawler Eben
ezer was also sunk in the North Sea
yesterday by shellfire from a German
submarine and the crew landed at Ber
A dispatch from Brest, by way of
Paris, says that the crew of the .French
steamship Penfield has arrived there
after 30 hours' exposure, the vessel
having been torpedoed by a submarine
when 50 miles off Oussant. The vessel
was pursued and shelled, but when it
ceased its flight the crew was per
mitted to take to the boats.
THERMOMETER UP TO 86
Portland Has Warmest Day of Year
and Repetition Promised.
The highest point yet reached by the
thermometer this year was yesterday
at 4:40 o'clock, when It registered 86
degrees, according to the Jocal office
of the United States Weather Bureau.
This, according to the records at the
bureau, was four degrees warmer than
on any preceding day this year. The
highest reached heretofore was April
16, when 82 was the maximum. On
Friday of last week 80 degrees was
Weather reports last night indicated
that today would be as hot as or even
hotter than yesterday.
FIRST CARS CHERRIES SENT
Kennewick Ships 40,000 Pounds to
KENNEWICK, Wash., June 5. (Spe
cial.) Two full cars of Bing and Royal
Anne cherries, the first of the season,
were shipped from Kennewick tonight.
The cars contained 4000 10-pound crates
and went to the Eastern market.
The cars were shipped by Charles H.
Collins and the Fruit Exchange and
Yakima Fruitgrowers' Association, the
last two shipping jointly. This season's
crop is estimated at about 12,000 crates.
It is said that these are the first car
shipments from the Northwest this year.
GERMANS CRUISE IN BALTIC
Russians Report Exchange of Shots
With Strong Fleet.
PETROGRAD, via London, June 6.
An official statement issued by the
War Offica says:
"A strong fleet has appeared in
the middle Baltic and exchanged shots
with the Russian fleet near the Gulf
TWO PARAMOUNT ISSUES BEFORE THE VOTERS NEXT MONDAY GET
PURE" BULLRUN WATER!
MiYY l JP Sn BY THE PINT, QUART J J
Great Prize Declared
HEAVY LOSS NOT SURPRISE
Dardanelles Forces Held to Be
Within Few Miles of Goal.
ENEMY'S MEASURE TAKEN
Ea-Lord or Admiralty Says British
Xavy Has Received Reinforce
ments That "Would Be In
credible but for Facts.
DUNDEE, Scotland, June 5. Winston
Spencer Churchill, formerly First Lord
of the Admiralty, who is Chancellor of
the Duchy of Lancaster in the coali
tion Cabinet, arrived today at Dundee,
which he represents in the House of
Commons. Ho was received enthu
siastically at a meeting of his constit
uents. He told them he did not come to
make explanations or indulge In re
proaches or recriminations, for the only
thing he cared about was the waging
of a successful war on the enemies of
Heavy Responsibility Borne.
"For four years I have borne heavy
responsibility, being, according to the
time-honored language of my patent,
responsible to the crown and Parlia
ment for all business of the Admiralty,"
Mr. Churchill said. "When I say
responsible, 1 was responsible In the
sense that I would have to bear the
blame of everything that occurred.
These years have comprised the most
important period of our naval history
a period of preparation for war a
period of vigilance and mobilization.
"I have done my best. The archives
at the Admiralty will show the part I
played in all the great transactions
that have taken place. To them I
look for my defense.
Naval Situation Improved.
"I look also to the general naval
situation. The terrible dangers at the
beginning of the war are over. The
seas have been swept clear.
"Tho submarine menace has been
fixed within certain limits. The per
sonal ascendency of our men and the
superior quality of our ships on th
high seas has been established beyond
doubt or question.
"Our strength has been greatly in
creased, actually and relatively, from
what it was at the beginning of the
war, and is growing every day by
leaps and bounds in all -classes of ves
sels needed for special purposes of
war. By the end of the year the Brit
ish navy will have received reinforce
ments which would be incredible if
they were not actual facts.
Foe'a Measure Taken.
"Everything is in perfect order.
Nearly everything has been foreseen.
We have taken the measure of our
foe and have only to go forward with
Mr. Churchill added there were two
statements he wished to make about
the operations at the Dardanelles.
Heavy losses must be expected on land
and sea. The fleet employed there was
composed of a surplus of warships
after all other needs had been pro
"Those 'who suppose Earl Kitchener
embarked on those operations without
thoroughly and. carefully considering
every requirement in relation to the
army in Franco and Flanders are not
only mistaken, but are presumptuous,"
he continued. "In looking at our losses
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 8
degrees; minimum. 56.3 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm; north
Edith E. I.anyon finds life in England full
of thrills. Section 1, page 11.
German successes in Itusuia aided largely
by exhaustion of Kusxian ammunition
supplies. Section 1. page 6.
Premier Asqulth visits battle front in
France. Section 1, page 7.
Twelve vessels, of which one Is French
steamship, sunk by German submarines.
Section 1, page 1.
"Winston Spencer Churchill says victory is
near that will "make amends for alL"
Section 1. page 1.
American transports to be sent to Vera Crui
for Americans and other foreigners from
Mexico City. Section 1, page 3.
Posse of cowboys dashes into Mexico and
rescues two kidnaped boys from lou
Mexican soldiers. Section 1. page L
Note to Germany not cabled but no reason
for delay is given. Section 1, page 1.
Three naval cadets dismissed for cheating
in examination; grave scandal threatened.
Section 1, page 3.
Rock Island director testifies receivership
was unnecessary. Section 1, page 4.
Cabinet has feeling of confidence In German
situation. Section 1, page 1.
Police band boosts Portland at San Fran
cisco, despite its internal troubles. Sec
tion 1, page ii.
Indian prince robbed by Salt Lake hotel
thief. Section 1, page
Officials at San Francisco accused of pro
tecting opium traffic. Section 1, page
Pacific Coast League results Oakland 4.
Portland 0; San Francisco 8. Los Angeles
2; Venice 5. Salt Lake 1. Section 2.
New York Giants win spectacular game
from Cubs. Section J, page 'Ji.
Harness racing opens at San Francisco.
Section 2. page 1.
Hunt Club holds annual field day. Section 2
Greatest track and field -meet of year in
Pacific Northwest Is due Friday. Section
-. page 4.
Washington State College wins conference
baseball pennant. Section 2, page 5.
Shooting begins today in annual Northwest
tourney. Section 2. page 4.
All is set for big roller skate marathon.
Section 2, page 2.
Ty Cobb only major leaguer 'who is .400
hltte'r. Section 2, page 3.
Hotly contested City League game due when
Monarcha meet Maroons. Section 2.
Interscholastic tennis tourney ends. Section
2, page 7.
Oregon student body finishes year with J200
balance, first in 14 years. Section 2.
Walter J. Travis wins metropolitan golf
championship. Section 2. page 1.
Wlscoratn wins Western Conference track
meet, at which nine records are broken.
Section 2. pae 1.
Columbia track team captain suffer badly
spiked ankle. Section 2. page 4.
- Pacific Northwest.
Acts of last Washington Legislature to be
come effective June 10. Section 1, page 9.
New Idaho Gubernatorial aspirant upsets
calculations of Kepublicans. Section 1.
Ninety-six to receive dlDlomas from Oiwnn
Normal School June 1ft. section 1, page . '
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Section 1, page 10.
Head of State University Department of
.Journalism tells power of press for fiood
today. Section 1, page. 5.
$83,000 order for Hood River and White
Salmon strawberries received. Section 2
Oregon Agricultural College will grant di
plomas to 1Mb. Section 1. page iv.
Commercial and Marine.
Average salmon pack expected and un
changed prices announced. Section 2,
Oregon hops Ioat by torpedoing of steamer
lnkum. Section 2. page lo.
Chicago wheat declines under heavy selling.
Section 2, page 13.
Boom In stock market spends its force. Sec
tion 2, page 15.
Lumber tariffs expected to be advanced.
Section 2. page 18.
Dredge tender for Monticello launched at
Supple' s. Section 2. page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Municipal questions to be decided by Voters
tomorrow. Section 1. page L
Reed's first class receives diplomas with
ceremonies on campus. Section 1, page IS.
Larch Mountain trail fund helped by 11200
in pencil sale; yet JuOO short. Section 1,
page 18. ,
Prominent Chinese touring United States to
be entertained in Portland. Section 1.
Streets will te most- gay for Rose Festival.
Section 1, page 16.
Grand jury reports for May. Section 1,
B'nai B'rith district president to visit Port
land today. Section 1, page 15.
Mrs. Gllson Gardner calls on Western
women to help battle for vote. Section
1, page 14.
Big day of Adventlst campmeeting is at
hand. Section 1. page 14.
Water Bureau engineer urges meters to in
crease revenue and decrease consumption
of water. Section 1. page 13.
Cost involved in proposed garbage collec
tion system shown. Section 1. page 12.
Meter Issue at polla tomorrow is over need
less expenditure. Section 1, page 12.
Amos Benson leads explorers to heart of
new park at Gordon Falls. Section 2.
Rev. Mr. Marcotte arrives home, undecided
on accepting call. Seotion 1, page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
1, page 4.
E. G. Hopson shows fallacies of water
meter argument. Section 1. page 13.
BOYS TAKEN FROM
Posse Crosses Border,
Defies 150 Men.
COLONEL MENACED WITH GUN
Ten Daring Americans Ride
After Kidnaping Soldiers.
PURSUIT BEGUN QUICKLY
Two Vouths Seized by Raiders From
Sonora Rescued After Bold
Demonstration Before Super
ior Force on Own Ground.
NOGALES, Ariz., June 5. A posse of
10 American cowboys and miners rode
eight miles across the border into
Santa Cruz, Sonora, late today, and,
leveling their guns at the Colonel
commanding the garrison, while 150
Mexican soldiers looked on, secured the
immediate release of two American
boys kidnaped by three of the soldiers
on the Arizona side of t"ie . border
earlier in the day.
The Colonel gave up his two 17-year-old
prisoners. George Vaughn, son of
the storekeeper at Duquesne, and Henry
Chang, son of a Chinese-American
citizen, of Washington Camp, Ariz.,
without demur, and the posse rode
triumphantly back to the United States.
Bora Kidnaped by Soldiers.
Three Mexican soldiers crossed to the
American side of the boundary today,
at Washington Camp, 25 miles east of
here, and kidnaped two 17-year-old
boys, George Vaughn, son of the store
keeper at Duquesne, and Henry Chang,
son of a Chinese-American citizen of
Army officers were notified at the
same time and a posse under Sheriff
McKnight, of Santa Cruz, started from
here for the scene, although the first
band in.pursuit was a hurriedly-formed
posse of citizens, miners and cow
punciiers from Duquesne, a mile from
Washington Camp, who announced
their" intention of going into Sonora
to rescue the boys.
Miner Rides (or Help.
News of the affair was brought in
by O. IC Franklin, a miner. Franklin
said he saw the Mexicans on horse
back near the line, marching the boys
ahead of them on foot. The boys' hands
were tied, he said, and the soldiers
kept their prisoners covered with re
volvers. Being unarmed.' Franklin
rode, back to Duquense to summon
Santa Cruz is garrisoned by forces
of Jose Maytorena, the Villa governor
of Sonora. Washington Camp, where
the Mexicans captured the boys, and
Duquesne are border settlements 25
miles east of here.
CHARLTON IS FOUND SANE
Italian Professor Declares Ameri
can Responsible for Acts.
COITO, Italy, via Paris. June 5. Por
ter Charlton, the American accused of
having murdered his wife at their villa
here in June of 1910, was declared to
day to have been mentally responsible
at the time of his wife's death. An
opinion to thia effect was presented
in court here today by Professor Mag
giotto, who was appointed to examine
into Charlton's mental condition at the
time he is alleped to have committed
Charlton's trial Is to be opened early
next month.' Charlton has just com
pleted a lengthy autobiography which
he intends to present in court, together
with a long document which he has
composed in his defense.
THE ATTENTION OF
Saturday's War Moves
A FURTHER advance of the Teu
tonic allies toward Mosziska.
with indications of a great battle near
the Grodek lakes, south of Lemberg.
are contained in reports from the Ga
lician front. The Austro-German mili
tary authorities, according to these
reports, count on, serious opposition
in the Grodek lakes region on the part
of the Russians, reinforced by large
numbers of reserves.
With this event forecast in the south
eastern war theater, both the Russians
and the Austro-Germans continue
fighting along the entire front in Ga
licia. Reports from Vienna declare that
the Russians are in full retreat, al
though the Petrograd war office main
tains that the advance of the enemy
has been arrested 10 miles east of
In France, the Germans admit the
los3 to the French of the sugar refin
ery at Souchez, but declare that an
attack by the enemy at Nueville has
been repulsed. Along the other fronts
in the west little of importance has
In the Italian war theater, the
Vienna War Office declares that noth
ing of importance has occurred, but
from Chiasso, Switzerland, come re
ports that the invading Italians are
making slow progress in S"'hern
Tyrol, where. It is said, the ..ustrian
military authorities have decided to
remove the civil population..
The Russian occupation of an,
Turkish Armenia, has been followed by
attacks by bands of Kurds in the
districts of Bitlis, Mush and Diar'iekr,
according to dispatches from Tiflis,
Trans-Caucasia. The report from
Tiflis also says 'that Armenian volun
teers are fighting desperately to pro
tect the Christian population from the
The visit of Emperor William at the
headquarters of Field Marshal Arch
duke Frederick, the Austrian commander-in-chief,
to take part in the
celebration of the Archd"'--'- " "-,viJay,
was made the occasion of rejoi've at
the fall of Przemysl. Coincident with
the Emperor's visit. the Exchange
Telegraph Company has published in
London a dispatch from Vi'-na sa
that it is now virtually certain that a
coalition government is to be formed In
PETRIFJED WOMAN BOUGHT
Attempt Made to Trace Origin ot
Box Bought at Auction.
Joe Boyd, who resides on Taylor's
Ferry road, was highest bidder for a
large sealed box which was offered for
sale at auction at an, "old boss" sale
held by the Pick Transfer Company.
The auctioneer knocked on the
wooden box with his hammer and ven
tured the suggestion that perhaps it
was Army guns. At any rate it was
filled with something heavy and long.
Mr. Boyd after the hammer dropped
loaded the box on a dray and had it
hauled home. It had four locks which
were broken off. When he lifted up
the lid he found a petrified woman. Al
though efforts have been made to
find out where it came from originally,
the efforts have been without success.
The stone form is the full size of a
woman and weighs several hundred
THK OREGOMAN TO FLASH
In pursuance of its usual cus
tom. The Oregonlan will flash
returns from tomorrow's election
on a screen at the corner of Sixth
and Alder streets, across from
The Oregonlan building, and glva
the earliest possible announce
ment of the results.
The polls close at 8 P. M. and
as soon thereafter as figures are
available the first returns will
be given. The service will be
continued, as usual, until late at
night, recording: the count as it
progresses. A large force of
motorcycle messengers will tele
phone the returns to The Orego
nian with the least possible de
lay. CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
CAMPAIGN IS OVER
FOR CITY. ELECTION
2 Commissioners ' and
Auditor to Be Chosen.
POLLS TO OPEN FROM 8 TO 8
Eleven Measures on Ballot for
Decision by Voters.
ANNEXATION QUESTION U?
Most Important Matters for Con
sideration Are City-Wido Water
Meters, General Garbage Col
lection and Jitney Curb.
I-vFORMATIO.N ABOUT TO
MORROW'S CITY ELECTION.
Polls open at 8 A. M. and close
at 8 P. M.
Information concerning elec
tion will be answered all day
Monday at City Hall election
information bureau. Telephones
Marshall 4100 and A 6601.
Positions to be filled Two
Commissioners and one Auditor
The incumbents are Commission
ers C. A. Bigelow and W. L.
Brewster and Auditor; A. L. Bar
bur. There are 13 candidates
for the two Commissionershlps
and three candidates for Audi
tor. Three referendum measures
and nine proposed charter amend
ments are to be voted upon.
There will be three ballots, two
separate small ballots contain
ing the questions of annexation
of Linnton and SL Johns to Port
land. Returns from the election will
be. .flashed ot a screen at Sixth
and Alder streets tomorrow nijht
by The Oregonlan.
Promptly at 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning the polls in Portlands 293
polling-places will to opened, and the
race for which 16 candidates and the
proponents of H ballot measures have
been preparing for months will be on.
During the day the voters will settle
a number of important issues.
Two Commissioners will be chosen
to occupy the positions now held by
C. A. Bigelow and W. L. Brewster,
and a City Auditor to fill the position
held by A. L. Barbur. The salary of
the Commissioners is $5000 a year and
the Auditor $3600 a year.
Money Involved Uncertain. .
Inasmuch as many of the measures
have to do with the expenditure of
money only indirectly, it la difficult
to estimate accurately the total amount
of money involved therein. Measures
dealing directly with expenditures in
volve amounts 'of aproximately $750,000.
The biggest item in the list, of course
is the city-wide water-meter scheme
This involves an ultimate Investment ot
$352,000 for 43,000 meters and an ad
ditional expenditure of $25,000 a year
for metering new services, an annual
cost of $2.50 for maintenance of each
meter installed, and large expenditures
for the reading of meters and for
Water Bureau bookkeeping.
Garbage Cost Katlmatcd.
Next largest in the way of expen
ditures is the municipal garbage col
lection measure. This appears on the
ballot with tho number 106 yes, 107
no. It involves the question of sell
ing $75,000 in bonds to purchase gar
bage wagons and other equipment for a
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