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VOL.. XXXIV XO. 2G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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sT" I y r
Last Note Found Is Al
DYING ADVICE GIVEN TO SON
Muscles Grow Numb as Light
of Life Grows Dim.
SORROW IS FELT AT END
"cvcr Jtctire From Business; That
Is Wliat Kalncd Man You Call
l ather," Among Last Words
of Lons Beach Merchant.
PHILADKLPHIA. June 26. (Special.)
A man believed to be H. M. Meri-
thew, a retired merchant of Long
Beach, Cal., was found a suicide by gas
In his apartment In an up-town board-lns-house
today, a series of notes scat
tered about the room indicating' that
he had struggled to record his dying
sensations up to the last minute of
consciousness. The tone of the notes
indicated that he was about to be sep
arated from his wife and sent to an
The last note, written in a scrawl
ing and labored hand, contrasting
dramatically with the almost perfect
penmanship of the earlier ones, de
scribes the man's sorrow at having
to leave the world, gives his impres
sions as the end approaches, and
leaves a word of advice for "Lyle,"
who the police believe is a son. It
reads: "Remember, Lyle, I am not
drunk fan allusion to a pint bottle
of whisky he had drunk), but have
Just taken this whisky to make me
Careful Preparation Made.
Then follow several lines of illegible
writing followed by "my muscles are
growing numb." Following this there
is another line not decipherable and
then this observation written appar
ently with great effort: "The light is
growing dim.' After another blank
pace the writer, his strength appar
ently almost gone, adds: "My last
message is, I love you."
The man had made careful prepara
tions for death. He had placed pil
lows at the bottom of the door to pre
vent the escape of gas and had then
moved a large bureau back up against
the door. He did his writing seated
on a chair In front of the bureau, and
when his body was found, the chair
was overturned, his pencil was on the
floor, and several sheets of paper
were scattered over the room, indicat
ing he had used his last bit of strength
to step from the chair to the bed.
Fear of Anyluna Ezprnsed,
The first note, believed to have been
written before lie returned to the
boarding-house and which was found
In a Bible In his room, was addressed
to "Dearest Jennie," and expressed the
fear that he would be sent to an
Another note was written after the
gas had been flowing from the jet for
some time. It follows: "I now begin
to leave this world. Oh, how I hate
to go. I loved this world and its
beauty. How beautiful is everything.
But the agony of the cell I love my
dear Helen and oh, Lyle, be true to
her. Oh. could I have lived to see
you both in a home. But not so. I
must go. Oh, why could I not have
kept my business. No one knows
how I hate to leave this world and
my loved ones."
More Advice iiven Son.
On the opposite page is some addi
tional advice to the supposed son.
"Written disconectedly and incoherently
iCnnelutird on Page 3, Column 1.)
CUTS GLACIER ICE
ALASKA SPECTACLE VIEWED BY
Thousands of Tons of Frozen Water
Crash Into Ocean as Cap
tain Tries Experiment.
SEATTLE. Wash, June 26. Tourists
aboard the steamship Humboldt, of the
Humboldt Steamship Company, which
reached port , today from Southeastern
Alaska, enjoyed a treat when the ves
sel visited Taku Glacier.
After maneuvering to get into the
exact position required for the experi
ment. Captain E. G. Baughman sound
ed a great blast on the vessel's whistle.
Instantly thousands of tons of ice came
crashing into the sea in great masses
from the lace of the glacier. The tour
ists, especially those from Eastern and
Central West states, declare that the
spectacle' surpassed all description.
To provide the spectacle the Hum
boldt had to get close to the glacier.
The vibration caused by the whistle
dislodged the Ice.
The tourists included ex-Representative
C. W. Kaly. of Red Cloud, Neb.
"DANGER ZONE" WIDENED
Federal War Itisk Bureau Makes
New List of Special Ports.
WASHINGTON, June 26. The war
risk bureau today announced a new
list of epecial ports in the European
war zone. Applications for Insurance
on vessels or cargoes to those ports
must be made to the bureau in W"-'i-ington.
and it reserves the right to
The new list ppiarpcs territory for
merly looked on as dangerous to in
clude all ports on the continent of
Europe other than Spanish or Portu
guese, all ports of Asia Minor and all
African ports in the Mediterranean.
No official explanation was made, but
it was assumed that extension of sub
marine activities was the cause.
ENEMY WORDS UNDER BAN
Berlin Police Must Reduce Vocabu
lary to Purer German.
BERLIN, June 26. Police headquar
ters .has issued a list of foreign words,
hitherto In common use in Germany,
which It la no longer permissible to
employ in police reports or letters. The
Bonbonniere. cafe, confection, cravat,
expedition, garage, vestibule, chic, com
mission, elegant, export, import, insti
tute, portiere, equipage, manufacturer,
modiste, product, restaurant and ?-w-eler.
CITY CAFE IS PROPOSED
Ta co in a Seeks Substitute to Replace
TACOMA, Wash.. June 2G. (Special.)
Five hundred citizens will be asked
to contribute II each and Join an as
sociation that will conduct a city :s
to take the place of saloons after they
close next January. The plan was out
lined today by Rev. E. C. Bloornquist,
chairman of the saloon substitute com
mittee of the Social Service Board.
A direct appeal for aid will be made
to those who took active interest in
the fight against the saloons at the
last initiative election.
PEACE PARADE ABANDONED
Troops to March Instead, Bryan's
Day at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 26. (Spe
cial.) It was settled today that there
will be no peace parade, but a military
demonstration at the Fourth of Ji-ly
celebration in San Francisco, when
William Jennings Bryan will be the
orator of the day.
The peace pageant plans, promoted
by Mrs. James Ellis Tucker and Mrs.
C. S. Aiken, have fallen through, partly
because of lack of financial" support.
WARTIME SUBJECTS IN THE WEEK'S
tSEE7 s ro
TO ASSIST ALLIES
Impossible Demand Is
Made on Austria.
BALKAN AGREEMENT REACHED
Bulgaria, and Greece Practi
cally Certain to Follow.
RUSSIA TO BE RELIEVED
Army Invading Hungary by Way of
Transylvania Will Check Offen
sive of Teutons Kali of Dar
danelles Is Expected.
BY JOHN CALLAN O' LAUGH LIN.
WASHINGTON, June 26. Special.)
Roumania at last has cast her lot with
the allies. I learned today that official
advices received here announce that
the Roumanian government has de
manded the cession by Austro-Hungary
of the Austro-Hungarian ' territory
known as Transylvania.
Coming at a time when the Austro
German forces have been engaged in
driving the Russian troops out of Ga
licia, this news unquestionably will
have a depressing effect in Berlin and
Balknu I nderatandlnsr Indicated.
Of greater Importance, however. Is
the fact that the action of Roumania
in making a. demand on Austro-Hungary
to which that government cannot
possibly agree indicates that an under
standing has been reached by all the
Balkan states to enter the war on the
side of the allies. It seems certain. In
the view of . of f tcials here, that Rou
mania and Bulgaria have come to an
agreement whereby the latter engages
not to attack her neighbor during the
operations against Austro-Hungary,
Under such conditions, Bulgaria can
not stay out of the war. That coun
try will be regarded now, as an ene
my. Just 3 Roumania will be. -
Roumania - to Attack oil Flank.
Roumania will attack the flank of
Austro-Hungary. Bulgaria will be used
to help the allies in conquering Euro
pean Turkey. With Bulgaria in ac
tion, Greece cannot remain quiescent.
M. Venezelos, who triumphed in the
recent elections, favored an agreement
with Bulgaria prior to his retirement
some months ago from the premiership
of his country. The King, whose wife
is a sister of Emperor William, refused
to approve such an agreement. It was
his Majesty's desire that Greece should
remain out of the war.
But for Greece to stay aloof, In view
of the impending action of Roumania
and Bulgaria, would be fatal. So, it
is confidently expected here that these
three states now have definitely joined
Austria-Hungary Will Delay.
Austria-Hungary naturally will seek
to delay the inevitable. Probably It
will not make a categorical rejec
tion of the Roumanian demands. The
same policy will be pursued by the
Vienna government, as it pursued with
Italy. At the instance or tne Ger
man Emperor, there were prolonged
discussions of the Italian demands for
certain Austro-Hungarian territory
demands Justified by the provision of
the secret treaty of the triple alliance,
under which, in exchange for an in
crease of influence in the Balkan re
gion, the nation acquiring such Influ
ence must make compensation to its
Roumania has a treaty of alliance
with .Italy. It was generally, realized
that when Italy entered the war, Rou
mania would follow Buit. Now, the
way for this action has been paved
(Concluded on Page 6 Column S.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 60
degrees; minimum, 54 degrees.
TODAY'S Sunday fair and warmer, winds
Meyer-Gerhard frankly tells German offi
cials America will not brook evasion.
Section 1, page 1.
Animals in German zoos on war diet. Sec
tion, pass 7.
War vessels worth $175,000,000 sunk sines
war beg-an. Section 1, page 6.
American Importers demand right to obtain
American-owned goods from Germany.
Section X, page 7.
British resident describe air raid. Section 1.
Roumania ready to Join allies. Section 1.
Will Irwin says health of allied armies is
kept excellent by . preventive measures.
Section 1. page 2.
Russians fighting stubbornly to cover re
treat, section x. page 4.
Former adherents of Huerta ' planning new
revolt in Aiexico. oectioa i, page .
Evil of opium spoking officially proclaimed
in China. Section 1. page 2.
Text of Supreme Court decision In Oregon
California land: grant case. Section 1,
Supreme Court decision ties up Oregon and
California grant lands tight as ever.
Section 1. page 17.
Women at Exposition dedicate miniature of
Bunker Hill to suffrage. Section 1,
Arthur M. Geary to come from New York to
lecture on fruit markets. Section 1.
Physicians, gathered for convention, pass
week at Fair. Section 1, page 6.
Process servers fall to find Evelyn Thaw.
Section 1. page 5.
Militia still guarus retired Governor of
Georgia, after dramatic inauguration of
successor, section t, page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland G-a.
San Francisco 4-r; Salt Lake lo. Oakland
i: Venice t, tos Angeles 3. section z,
Dariu Kesta wins 500-mile auto derby, beat
ing all records. Section 1, page 1.
"Smoky Joe" Wood, of Boston, displays rare
roriu against New York Americans. Sec
tion 2. page 3.
St. Louis breaks Cubs' winning streak. Sec
tion 2. page 3.
Jack Ness holds lead In Coast League bat
ting, section 2. page 4.
Harry B. Smith says Ttowdy Elliott faces
nara tssa in leading Oaks. Sectioa 2.
President Johnson, of American Lcazue de
nies be threatened to drive Ty Cobb out
oi baseoau. section 2. page 2.
Doubleheader at Recreation Park today
opens second half of City League season.
section page 5.-
H. Chandler Egan wins Northwest golf ti
nts, section page x.
Wonderful records made by Eastern athletes
in tryouts for f anama-Paclfic team. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Governor's party views Tumalo project. Sec
tion 1, page 8.
uregon artillery reserves as efficient as
regulars in handling Fort Stevens guns.
cccmuu j., page a.
Programme is completed for Gladstone Park
cnautauqua. section 1, page 8.
Vessel's wbistle of? Alaskan coat causes
inousanas ot tons oi glacial iue to crasn
into sea, section l. Dace 1.
Salem is all astir for Cherry Fair and cele-
utMiivu ui r uui in. aecuon J, page IV,
Commercial and Marine.
.Week's salmon run best of any season. Sec
Wheat lower at Chicago oh prospects of en
larged receipts, section 2, page 15.
Reading Is strong and active feature of
siock market, section It, page 15.
Rothschilds' loan provides for payment of
x-fciivu uoiitr aiions. oecuon , page 15.
Great Northern and Northern Pacific re
garded as equally swift. Section 2, page u
Contract ' let by McCormlck Company for
tuuiucr tBiuci ol new type, bectton z.
Portland and Vicinity. '
High honors to be shown Chinese Commer
cial Commission on visit to Portland to'
morrow. Section 1. page 15.
Swimming tank at The Oaks has tempera
ture of 70 degrees. Section 8, page 7.
Land grant case one ot most remarkable In
history of Federal courts. Section 1,
Stephens School students chose mayor and
otner municipal oxiiciais. Section 1
Better demand for skilled workmen noted.
aecuoli l. page lo.
Thomas W. Lamont, member of .T. P. Mor
gan & Co., is banker, but doesn't look it,
Section 1. page 15.
All citv will Day homage at "Americaniza
tion Day" celebration July 5. Section 1,
Nob Hill children present charming floral
pageant. section i. page 14.
Juclg: Gaens, sentencing two. blames lax
insurance for arson. section 1. page 13-
Judge Cleeton reveals new system under
which Frazer Detention Home will be
operated In future. Section 1, page 12.
Campbell hero medal awarded to. Fireman
Thomas Gavin at memorial services for
late Fire Chief. Section 1, page 12.
Twenty-five of 63 firemen taking examina
tions for promotions make passing marks.
Section 1, page 12.
Kelly Clan holds its seventeenth annual re
union. Section ,1, page 10.
Driveway round Mount Hood proposed by
Ruf us Holman. Section 1, page 1 i.
Ex-member of - Boston School board says
Portland system compares fsvorably with
Boston's. Section 1. page 11.
Girl comes from Switzerland to wed school
superintendent. - Section 1. page 11.
Employers asked to grant vacations to mi
litiamen so they can attend camp. Sec
tion 1. page 10.
Portland Shriners arrange to entertain great
caravan which will stop in city. Sec
tion 1. page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page H.
NEWS GET THE BULK OF CARTOONIST REYNOLDS' ATTENTION.
PLAN NEW REVOLT
Elimination of VillaSaid
to Be Plotted,
WASHINGTON CREDITS STORY
Carranza and Villa Versions
Agree for First Time.
GONZALES IS DEFEATED
Advance on Mexico City Said to
Have Slet Severe Setback, but
News Is Overshadowed
by Jfew Revolution.
Eb PASO, Tex., June 26. Victorlano
Huerta passed through Tucumrnrl, New
Mexico, tonlgbt on an Kl Paso A South
eastern train bound for Kl Paso, ac
cording to advices' from Tucumcnrl
The train is doe here at 6:30 Sunday
WASHINGTON, June 26 Official news
of a severe defeat of the Carranza forces
advancing1 on Mexico City under Gen
eral Gonzales was overshadowed in in
terest today by announcements from
both the Carranza and Villa agencies
here that a large party of Huerta ad
herents, former military commanders
and legislators, were en route to El
Paso, presumably with the intention of
starting a new military movement.
The Villa agency announcement, com
municated to the State Department, said
it had a report, which, however, was
not positive, that Victorlano Huerta
was among those in the party. General
Huerta's secretary In New York, how
ever, denied that the ex-dictator was
on his way to the border. General
Huyta left New. York for the West
last Wednesday, and it was ' reported
he was bound to San Francisco.
Vllla-Carranaa Reports Agree
The Carranza agency, in a statement.
said that General Felipe Angeles, Gen
eral Villa's chief ' lieutenant, came to
set the new movement afoot.
The Carranza and Villa agencies
have agreed in their public announce
ments. probably never before i'.ce
they were established. The fact th.-.t
both agreed that a new movement was
afoot in Mexican affairs was regarded
as more than usually significant.
Enrique Llorente, confidential . agent
in Washington of General Villa, issued
the following statement:
"The confidential agency has re
ceived . authentic Information that on
a train en route to El Paso there
passed through San Antonio, Tex, Gen
erals Ygnaclo Bravo. Eduardo Caus.
Vicente Callero. Jose Alesslo Robles,
Victor Huerta. Enrique Corostieta a.id
several military chiefs and former of
ficials of the Huerta administration.
Huerta'a Presence Rumored.
"It Is also reported, though not
positively, that Victorlano Huerta is
with the party.
"The agency 13 advised that the pur
pose of the visit of these former Huer-
tistas to El Paso is to organize ex
peditions against Juarez and Ojinaga
with mercenaries recruited along the
The Carranza agency Issued the fol
"Former officers of the federalist
army are concentrating at El Paso
with a view to organizing a new move
ment against the constitutionalist gov
ernment in Mexico and in favor of re
"Gathering at El Paso, It Js auown
that the plan of the ex-federalists la
to eliminate Villa, assuming control
of his forces and driving that army into
line for the old regime. This Is the
plan of General Felipe Angeles and it
is on his Initiation and as the result
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 2.1
YEEAJ-L. OE JLE7&ES?Cr
CAUSES OJ-D MAN
IMD G-AY fAHEE A
MEYER-GERHARD TELLS OFFI
CIALS AMERICA IS EARNEST.
Lusitania Incident Frankly Declared
to Have Changed Favorable
Current of Opinion.
BERLIN, via London, June 27 It is
learned that Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard's
report to the officials charged with
drafting the German answer to the
American note indicated . the serious
nature of the situation.
Dr. Meyer-Gerhard was sent to Berlin
by the German Ambassador at Wash
ington' for the purpose of indicating
to the German government the real
attitude of the American Government
and people. He reported that the sen
timent in the United States had been
growing somewhat more ' favorable
from the German viewpoint, and par
ticularly more favorable regarding the
prohibition of the export of muni
tions of war to the allies. The sink
ing of 'the Lusitania. however, undid
The state of feeling in the United
States at the present time, he ex
plained, was such that it would not
be satisfied with unnecessary delay in
the answer, nor with an answer which
appeared to be evasive or failed i to
meet the issue squarely. '
MR. TAFT WILL BE GUEST
Press Club to Entertain ex-Presl-dent
on iris Visit to Portland.
Ex-President Taft. who' will be in
Portland August 22, will be a guest at
a breakfast now being arranged for
him by the members of the Portland
Mr. Taft yesterday telegraphed to
Orton K. Goodwin, who is arranging
the newspapermen's entertainment for
the former chief executive, that he
would be glad to be the guest of the
Mr. Taft will arrive about noon on
that date, and the breakfast or lunch
eon will be spread immediately fol
lowing his arrival.
Saturday's War Moves
T YAMMERING by Teutonic armies
L I against the Russian forces in Ga
licia continues without cessation, but
apparently with less success than In
most of the many battles fought dur
tng the long weeks of the Gallcian
campaign for the. possession of Przein
ysl and Lemberg. From Petrograd
come assertions of victory in a six-day
battle along the Dniester, all attempts
of the Tuetons to gain a foothold on
the north bank having been frustrated.
The latest German official statement
admits that Russian forces still hold
the right bank near Hallcz. this being
coupled with the statement that Gen
eral von Llnsingen's troops are keep
ing up their attacks to effect a cross
ing and that fighting is continuing
between the Dniester and the district
east of Lemberg.
Accounts of German military activity
in Russian Poland come at the same
time as reports that many big - guns
from Essen, Germany, are being
shipped into that region, possibly in
preparation for another drive at War
saw. Pronounced German successes seem
ingly have occurred not far from the
East Prussian border, the Germans
telling of the capture by storm of a
Russian position north of Przasnysz,
and the Russians admitting a reverse
in that region through superior artil
lery fire by the Germans.
Neither French nor German state
ments indicate operations of immediate
moment in the western arena. The
French admit lack of progress, due in
many places, it is declared, to storm
ravaged ground, while the Germans set
forth the repulse of all French attacks
and the regaining of some trenches.
Recruiting in England for the army
seems to have been temporarily for
gotten amid the high tension of the
compaign for munition workers.
From Petrograd comes the news of
an important change in the Cabinet
the resignation of General Soukhom
linoff, the Russian Minister of War.
10 AUTOISTS BREAK
ALL SPEED RECORDS
Dario Resta First in
TIME IS 97.6 MILES AN HOUR
World Marks From 50 to 500
GRANT RUNS WITHOUT STOP
New Wooden Track ut Chicago So
Fast That Timers Are Mixed and
Clerks Have Trouble) Kccplns
Check as Cars Flash By.
CHICAGO, June 26. All competitive
speedway automobile records of the
world from 50 miles to 500 miles were
shattered today In the first Chicago
They were not only beaten by Dario
Resta, who won with a French car and
captured more than $20,000 in prize
money, but by nine other drivers who
finished in the money.
The previous record, made by Ralph
Oe Palma at Indianapolis recently, was
at the rate of 89. S4 miles per hour.
Resta averaged 97.6 over the same dis
tance and J. Cooper, who finished tenth,
battered the De Palma mark by aver
aging 90.3 miles.
Wooden Track Anions; KaMtrst.
The result, according to experts, es
tablishes the new wooden track as tlie
fastest in the United States, it not
fin the world. It was announced that
80,000 persons witnessed the Epectaclo.
The performance of Harry Grant In
driving the entire race without a stop
excited almost as much enthusiasm as
the brilliant victory of Resta.
Following was the order of the fin
Place. Drl er.
1 Itesta .
2 Porporato ...
U It icken backer
6 tl. Cooper . . . .
U Anderson ....
8 Chevrolet ....
0 Burman .....
10 J. Cooper
.. .. .: 15 :oU
.. ..- .S:M:0u
.. ... .:-& :0o
testa la Favorite.
Resta was the favorite a:t the start
and led most of the way. closely
pressed at all times. He visited the
pit only three times.
Porporato had more tire trouble than
his compatriot or he might have landed
the race. He started out with the idea
that am average of 97 miles would win,
and held that pace with little variation
for 400 miles, when he saw that more
speed was necessary. Thereafter it was
neck and neck between the two with
ltickenbacker and Grant always threat
ening. Itace Free l-'roni Injuries.
A remarkable feature of the race was
its freedom from injuries to drivers or
The speed of the board track Is said
to have been shown in its effect on the
.men engaged in timing the race. The
cars flashed over the wire so fast that
the clerks were unable to koep tracic
They floundered on the first lap,
and the race was all but over before
the number of cars had decreased
enough for them to catch up with the
Many Record. Broken.
Not only did Resta break the 600
mile record, but new world's marks be
gan to appear early in the race. Cooper,
who led early in the race, brought the
first thrill when it was announced that ,
at 100 miles he had shattered De-
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