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THE SUNDAY OREGON! AX. PORTLAND. JUNE 27, 1915.
FUTORE IS MYSTERY
PRESIDENT'S FRIEND AND ADVISER, WHO SEES NO HOPE FOR
" PROTEST TO WILSON
Take Advantage of Our
Mete of Resignation Not Re
garded as Having Told Full
Story of Grievance.
Right to Obtain American
Owned Goods Now in Ger
many Is Demanded.
EFFECT ON PARTY FEARED
LANSING PROMISES TO ACT
I'actional Lineup Postponed Until
ex-Secretary Takes People Into
Ills Confidence Attack on
AYllson Not Outlined.
British Order-in-OouncU Declared
Menace to Important Industry.
Concession Made by London
Held of Xo Avail.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington. June 26. The President and
his closest friends in Washington are
convinced that William J. Bryan will
not be supporting Mr. Wilson for re
nomination in 1916, but what role Mr.
Bryan, intends to play in the pre-con-vention
campaign they do not even sur
Tnise. That Mr Bryan can prevent the
renomination of President Wilson is not
believed in Administration circles: that
he might do the Democratic ticket
much harm in tne campaign following
the nomination is conceded.
As matters now stand, Mr. Bryan Is
pledged to support the Administration,
though his pledge, contained in his let
ter of resignation, is not accepted as
genuine. On the other hand, it is gen
erally accepted that the note of resig
nation fell far short of telling the
whole truth about the resignation and
likewise was far short of defining Mr.
Brian's actual feelings toward the
Kactional Lineup Postponed.
Since the split between the President
and Mr. Bryan several prominent Bryan
iJemocrata. notably Senator Ollie
James, of Kentucky; Senator Simmons,
of North Carolina; Secretary Daniels
and others, have taken sides with the
President, but little significance at
taches to their early declarations, for
these Democrats, in office, must con
tinue to "play the game" with the Ad
ministration for some time to come, and
at least until Mr. Bryan arrays him
self squarely against the President.
Until Mr. Bryan takes the country into
his confidence he cannot expect any
considerable element of the party to
line up with him against the President.
The Administration is strongly hope
ful that its negotiations with Germany
will result creditably to the United
States and at the same time avert war
with that nation. If such a result Is
attained, Mr. Bryan, they believe, can
not make any headway against the
President. On the other hand, if our
negotiations with Germany fail to at
tain the end the President is seeking,
it is conceded Mr. Bryan will have
tomething to work on.
New BumIm of Attack Possible.
It i3 the general belief in Adminis
tration circles that Mr. Bryan, if he
decides to attack the President, will not
base his attack on the notes to Ger
many but on other grounds, and hav
ing been on the inside for more than
two years. Mr. Bryan undoubtedly
knows something of the weak spots in
the Administration's armor and may
be able to direct an attack that will
command attention and detract from
the President's strength.
Some Democratic politicians believe
that Mr. Bryan intends to become a
candidate for the Presidential nomina
tion next year, but this belief is not
general, for it seems to be the prevail
ing opinion that Mr. Bryan would be
making a losing fight. It seems more
probable that the ex-Secretary will put
some other Democrat forward. That
course, also, it would seem, is predes
tined to failure, unless the events of
the next 12 months detract greatly from
the popularity of the President and
serve to brjng some other Democrat
Into great prominence.
Bryan May Defeat Ticket.
Therefore, the chief concern of the
Administration Democrats is over what
Mr. Bryan may have in mind to spring
after the nominations are made one
year hence. If, in the next 12 months,
Mr. Bryan can develop the weak spots
in the Administration and can formu
late strong grounds for opposing Mr.
"Wilson In the campaign of 1916 he may
be able to divert enough votes to in
sure the defeat of the Democratic
ticket. He might even accomplish this
purpose by accepting the nomination
himself at the hands of the Prohibition
ist party, provided also he could corral
the support of the suffragists, who are
row thoroughly sore at the Administra
tion, and are looking for some candi
date whom they can assist.
Mr. Bryan is not likely to make much
headway against the Administration
until he develops clear-cut issues and
advances specific and sufficient grounds.
Ferrymen' Activities Said to
Divert Tourist Traffic.
Kalama Competitors Keen Rivals and
One Advances Interests by Em
ploying: "Runner'' on Motoscjcle.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 26.
(Special.) The unusual activity
of ferrymen at Kalama is alleged to
be the means of diverting nearly all
tourist travel between Seattle and Port
land and California points to the Ore
con side, instead of permitting it to
follow the Pacific Highway through
Two ferrymen are keen competitors
at Kalama and they almost fight to
get fares. There is a long stretch of
road on the north side of Kalama. and
machines approaching Kalama can be
seen for nearly a mile.
The ferrymen keep an eagle eye on
that road and run races to catch the
prospective fare. One of the men has
put on a motorcycle, and by its use
has been gathering in the lion's share
of the traffic.
eo keen was the competition last
eason that it ia aid the fare was cut
from $3 to 50 cents.
If it were not for the energy of these
men it Is regarded as certain that more
touring parties would come through
Vancouver instead of crossing to Goble
and coming up the. river to Portland.
Ir. Loveland Orator for Fourth.
SHERIDAN. Or., June 26. (Special.)
Dr. Frank L. Loveland. pastor of the
First Methodist Episcopal Church of
Portland, will- be speaker for the cele
bration here the Fourth of July. Final
plans of the celebration are being com
pleted by the committees this week and
include many attractions of more than
usual interest. The Ad Club quartet,
of Portland, will furnish the music
during the day. The sports programme
includes a baseball game between the
Sheridan and McMinnville clubs for a
French Towns Fined as Reprisal.
LONDON. June 27. A Reuter dis
patch from Amsterdam says it is of
fcially announced at Berlin that in
retaliation or the bombardment of the
German Consulate in open Turkish ter
ritory the French towns of Valen
ciennes and Roubaix have been or
dered to pay a contribution of 150,000
francs ($30,000) each.
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WASHINGTON NEAR END OK HIGH
WAY LIMIT FOB JU15.
Of Four Contracts Still to Be Let to
Complete 1,000,000 Programme
Last Set For July lit.
OL.YMPIA. Wash,. June 26. (Special.)
Contracts now being advertised by
the Washington state highway depart
ment will practically complete the $1,-
000.000 state road building programme
for 1915. Fourteen contracts already
have been awarded and work is now
proceeding or most of these. Three
sections of the Olympic highway, the
Waterfront road section of the Pacific
highway, the Snoqualmie pass section
of the Sunset highway, and one sec
tion each of the National Park and
McClellan Pass highways, are being
constructed by free labor working for
the state under force account, and the
one convict "honor camp" established
on the Coberly canyon section of the
The jobs- now being advertised and
the dates upon which contracts will
be awarded are:
June 28 Pacific highway. La Center
north, one mile: estimated cost. JS.U00.
July 7 Mashel bridge. National Park
highway. Pierce County: estimated
cost, $12,875. Contract for bridge ap
proaches has been awarded for $17,355.
July 14 Olympic highway. Mud Bay-
BOSM' BABY fiAI.VS HIGH
SCORE IN lil'UKMU TEST.
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Forent Richard King:.
Forest Richard King, the bonny
little son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest
G. King, who are visiting in
Portland this Summer, was one of
the babies examined this week in
the test conducted by the Oregon
Congress of Mothers in the Par
ents' Educational Bureau, Court
house. After a most rigid exam
ination it was found that the lit
tle lad made a score of 9S.
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McCleary, : 11 miles; estimated cost,
July 19 Spokane-Newport .road. 35.2
miles; estimated cost, $70,000. Pacific
highway, Enterprise-Custer, 2.75 miles,
including gravel surfacing; estimated
A total of $105,000 is available for
the Newport road and after the grading
work is completed remaining money
probably will be used for gravel surfac
ing. Gravel surfacing of the Clark
County section of the Pacific highway
also is contemplated, after the grading
contract, upon which work now has
been started, is completed, but other
wise arrangements have been made for
all work contemplated this year and
most or it is under way.
DEMOCRACY IS ASSAILED
REPRESENTATIVES JOH.VSOV AND
HUMPHREY VISIT CENTRA LI A.
Tariff Liw Blamed for Many Ilia and
Both Guest, at Banquet Pre
dict Republican Victory.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. June fi (Spe
cial.) At a banquet held at the Hotel
Wilson Thursday night in honor of
Kepresentati ves Humphrey and John
son the former gave a review of the
decline of prosperity from the time the
Democrats went in power two years
ago until the present, when he -assert
ed tiiere are more men out of employ
ment aid more factories closed than
at any previous time in the Nation's
history. He said that, by the repeal of
the tariff law, the ahingle industry of
Washington has been badly crippled,
the lumber industry paralyzed and the
fishing industry threatened with an
nihilation. He also declared that great
amounts of lumber and shingles are
being manufactured by Hindus and
Mongolians of British Columbia and
sent into the-United States and that as
a consequence the American laborer is
idle Mr. Humphrey further asserted
that the wood pulp industry has been
injured by the removal of the tariff.
Speaking of free tolls for the Pan
ama Canals he said "The United States
dug the canal, paid for its digging
and owns it. and when the Repub
lican party goes into power In two
years American ships engaged in coast
wise trade will be allowed to pass
through the canal without charge."
Mr. Johnson prefaced his remarks by
complimenting the city of Central ia on
the excellent manner In which it en
tertained seven state conventions this
week. He praised the work of his col
league, Mr. Humphrey.
Mr. Johnson decried the tendency of
many states to pass freak and useless
laws. He predicted a Democratic de
feat and a glorious Republican victory
Other speakers were" State Senator
Leonard, of Chehalls, and Ben Rhudes,
of this city. J. It. Buxton acted as
CLUB SECRETARY RESIGNS
Commercial Secretary at Centralia
Gives No Reason for Action.
CENTRALIA. Wash., June 26. (Spe
cial.) Fred Campbell, president of the
Commercial Club, today announced the
resignation of K, M. Robinson, secre
tary of the club. The resignation was
handed in by Mr. Robinson two weeks
ago, but the club president has kept
it secret until the close of the state
conventions in session here this week.
The resignation will take effect Au
No reason is assigned by Mr. Robin
son for resigning.
WASHINGTON, June 26. Pressure
of a formal and. organized character
was exerted today on the United States
Government to secure from Great Brit
ain modification of the embargo on all
commercial intercourse between Ger
many and neutral ' countries.
Twenty members of a committee ap
pointed by more than 1000 American
importers laid before Secretary Lans
ing, Solicitor Johnson anti Robert V.
Hose, of the Board of Foreign Trade
Advisers, a petition setting forth that
Great Britain has "studiously avoided
answering the American note of March
30; that in the meantime valuable time,
has been lost in preparing for future
business and that this general effect
has been harmful to the "long estab
lished trade of this country."
L'nlnterrupted Supply. Demanded.
The importers pleadedfor an "un
interrupted supply of American-owned
merchandise whether the same has
been paid for, contracted for, or may
be contracted for." and the unrestricted
right to ship non-contraband goods
through neutral countries to or from
In a statement issued by the im
porters after their conference, it was
revealed that Secretary Lansing had
"expressed a determination on the part
of both the President and himself to
do all in their power to aid the im
porters in securing the rights to which
they are entitled under the laws of
nations and by treaty obligations."
The effect of today's conference will
not" be apparent for several days. Sec
retary Lansing took the facts present
ed by the importers under considera
tion and will communicate with Presi
Additional Note iu Preparation.
It has already been announced that
the State Department for many weeks
has been preparing further representa
tions to Great Britain, asking for a
modification of the so-called blockade.
The President, however, has been un
unwilling to complicate the situation
while the delicate negotiations with
Germany were in progress.
There has been an insistence in many
quarters that a note should be sent
to Great Britain simultaneously with
the German negotiations to emphasize
the intention of the United States to
defend neutral rights whether violated
by the allies or Germany. Mr. Wilson
has told friends that he has been on
both sides of the question of sending
a note to Great Britain at this time,
but it is known he finally resolved to
wait for the German answer to the
last note concerning submarine war
fare. German Suggestion Expected.
It is thought certain in diplomatic
Quarters here that Germany will in
her next note take advantage of the
invitation of the United States to sub
mit suggestions for a modus Vivendi
to the allies whereby submarine war
fare might be abandoned if the so
called blockade of commerce through
neutral countries were dropped and
restrictions removed on the shipments
of foodstuffs. '
Before a note is sent, however, cov
ering all the phases of the order in
council, it is considered here that the
statement of the American importers
will be transmitted to Ambassador
Page for presentation to the British
Foreign Office in order that Great
Britain may appreciate the growing
unrest of American merchants.
EARIiY DECISION ASKED FOR.
Importers Urge Importance or De
termining Business Status.
NEW YORK, June 26. The import
ers' petition addressed to President
Wilson, was made public here today.
It sets forth that the British blockade
concerns "not only the property rights
of the undersigned citizens," but in
volves "a contemplated unlawful con
struction of a most Important portion
of the entire commerce of the United
The petition discusses issues of in
ternational law and urges on the Pres
ident "the need for an early deter
mination of these issues, so that we
may know whether we will be able to
conduct our established business.'
Great Britain, the petition says, has
studiously avoided answering the
American note of March 30, and months
of valuable time, in which It was nec
essary for us to prepare for our coming
business, have passed."
"Notwithstanding that this declara-
SOIV OK J. K. WERLEIX IS
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Cdnard KIdrldee Werleln.
Among the graduates In the
June class at Washington High
School was- Edward Eldridge
Werlein, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Werlein. Toung Werlein was
one of the honor members of hia
class. He earned grades so high
in each of his studies that he
was not required to take the
term examinations. He has dis
played an aptitude for mechanics
and is ambitious to enter the
Oregon Agricultural College next
Fall. He is a grandson of Eld
ridge Hill Thompson, the well
known Bridal Veil lumberman.
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tion of the British government does
not follow from any declared and
maintained blockade of German terri
tory," the petition says, "we have been
unable to induce any steamship compa
nies to carry our good, American prop
erty, either from unblockaded German
ports or from neutral ports to which
the goods have been shipped by lartd.
The mere fact that Great Britain does
not threaten confiscation of our goods
if they are shipped does not concern
us. first, because we cannot get them
shipped, and, secondly, we are inter
ested in the much greater question of
lawfully obtaining an uninterrupted
supply of our American-owned mer
chandise, whether the same has been
paid for, contracted for or may be con
tracted for in the f.uture.
"We are not compensated by a pay
ment for a particular cargo after legal
proceedings in the British courts, for
we are concerned in preventing a sacri
fice of American capital.
"During 1914 and the early part of
this year, we placed large contracts for
merchandise to be manufactured by
German and Austrian concerns. We
have obligated ourselves to take this
merchandise and now that a consider
able portion of such merchandise is
finished and ready for shipment, the
manufacturers are demanding payment.
We are in the quandary of having to
pay for our merchandise and at the
same time being unable to get our
merchandise. In addition, we have
sold much of this merchandise to
American business houses, to whom we
are now responsible for delivery.
"The concession of the British gov
ernment that we may receive such
goods as have been paid for prior to
March 1 is of no avail to us. The
undersigned are responsible American
houses enjoying a good credit who, in
general, do not have to pay for their
merchandise before it is delivered."
"With all deference to Your Excel
lency," the document continues, "who
we know has at heart the protection
of American commerce, we respectfully
call attention to the urgency of the
situation and the pressing necessity of
our knowing soon whether we shall be
able to conduct our lawful business
under the protection of well-established
principles of law which have
been so ably and aptly pointed out by
the State Department in its diplomatic
correspondence with Great Britain.
"We maintain that since a Swedish
merchant can ship to a German port,
we also, as citizens of this country,
have the same right, and that, these
facts convincingly prove that thfere is
no effective blockade of nearly trie en
tire German coast."
The importers appeal to the Presi
dent, not only on the ground that their
own business would be injured, but on
the ground that the 'only prospect for
peace is an insistence on those unques
tioned guarantees which have been won
from the belligerent powers under the
leadership of these free United States
GIRLS' SESSION ELECTS
MADGE HUMBERT, OK EUGENE, IS
CHOSE.V HEAD AT SALEM.
Wntern Oresron Conference Names
Miss Hansen, of Portland, Secre
tary and Olive Clark Treasurer.
SALEM. Or., June 26. (Special.) At
the meeting tonight of the third annual
Western Oregon Girls' Conference, the
following officers were elected:
President, Miss Madge Humbert, Eu
gene; vice-president, Miss Margaret
Gibson. Albany: secretary. Miss Aline
Henson. Portland, and treasurer. Miss
Olive Clark, Portland.
Advisory board. Miss Laura Heist,
Salem: Mrs. W. A. White. Oregon City;
Mrs. M. A. Danenbower. Portland: Mrs.
L. E. Hamilton. Albany: Mrs. Jameson.
Lebanon: Miss Laura Sherwood, Mc
Minnville; Miss Mazine Telford, Port
land; Miss Stella Hoover. Albany; Miss
Stella Wilson, Portland; Miss Gene
vieve Howell, Portland.
The advisory board will decide upon
the next place of meeting, which prob
ably will be Portland.
A feature of the session today was
the Bible study, led by Mrs. L. M. Orms
by, Boise. Idaho. Miss "Ruth Weaver,
of The Dalles, entertained with a read
ing, and Rev. Charles A. Phipps of Port
land, spoke on "A Girl's Heritage."
Addresses also were delivered by
Genevieve Howell, of Portland, and
Mrs. Charles Parks, of Salem. The
conference will close tomorrow night
with an address by Miss Georgia C.
Wicker, of Portland, on "Kadesh Bar
nea; an Allegory of Life." There will
be a song and prayer service tomorrow
afternoon, after which Mrs. L. M. Orms
by will speak.
50,000 Men Added to lirltish Navy.
LONDON, June 26. The supplement
ary naval estimate, issued today, pro
vides for the addition of 60,000 officers
and men to the navy. This would
bring the total -personnel for this year
to 300,000 officers and men. The last
vote of 250,000 men was made in February.
ZOOS ON WAR DIET
Animals in German Gardens
Are Fed Economically.
OLD HORSES GO TO LIONS
Bears Get Potatoes and Turnips In
stead or Bread Cargo of Ele
phants Probably Confis
cated by Italy.
BERLIN, June 10. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The animals
in German zoological gardens have had
to put up with a war diet. A well
known animal dealer of Hamburg lias
recently told how he carried his ani
mals through the Winter. His bears
had been eating about 300,000 pounds
of bread yearly, which was their chief
food: but they were put on a diet of
potatoes, turnips and other roots, with
occasional additions of fish refuse. Not
only bread and grain, but also hay, had
to be taken away.
Rhinoceroses, deer, antelopes and
others that had hitherto been fed on
hay. maize and oats, were put on a
mixed diet of acorns, horse chestnuts,
potatoes and sliced roots of various
Of course the lions, tigers and sim
ilar beasts had to continue to be fed
on meat, which was mostly obtained
by killing old horses. The bones left
over were ground into bone meal, which
was mixed into the food of various
other animals, and the offal was
thrown to the hyenas and jackals.
Thus all the aquatic birds, including
cranes, which had hitherto been fed
principally on grains of various kinds,
received a mixture of mashed potatoeo.
boiled fish and bone meal, and they all
did well on this food.
The sales of wild animals in Germany
and Austria have almost wholly
stopped. There is still a fair demand
from neutral countries, especially from
the United States, but it its not pos
sible to ship animals now. owing to
the restrictions enforced by England.
A shipment of East Indian elephants
was on the way to the United States
when the war began, but the vessel
had to put into the port of Massua. in
Italian Somaliland. and It is assumed
that the vessel and cargo will now be
confiscated by the Italian government.
Amateur Play Given at Albany.
ALBANY, Or.. June 26. (Special.)
The amateur play, "We Should Worry,"
last night at the Albany Opera-house,
was given under the direction of C. J.
McNaughton. The roles were portrayed
by Mr. McNaughton. Reade Dowlin,
Davis Leininger, Lyle Ficklin, "Ed"
Ristine. Mrs. P. R. Kelly. Miss Phyl
lis Goins. Miss Louise Pirtle and Miss
Brock Residence Robbed.
While Mrs.. Grace Brock. 306 Holla
day avenue, was shopping downtown
and her children were playing in the
back yard of their home lot, a man
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