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.VOL.. XXXV NO. 15.
PORTLAND, ORFf?OX, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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II AUTO RACE
Bob Burman Meats Death
. on Corona Track.
VOTE AT PRIMARY
MAY TAKE BIG DROP
WINTER ni iaUKS BY
TO HUGHES AND T. R.
SALEM DINES ON
FREE SPARE RIBS
SCHULTZ IS FREED
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
E IN EAST
OXI.Y I'XPKECEDEXTED SPURT
CAN" BRING TJP TOTAL.
lUVAti SIAKItETS HAVE MERRY
CAR LURCHES OFF COURSE
trie Schroeder,' Mechanician,
. and W. H. Speer, Guard,
Also Are Dead.
EDDIE O'DONNELL IS VICTOR
Woman Found With Diamond
Said to Be Stolen From
Dying Racer. 4
CORONA, Cal., April 8. Eddie
O'Donell won the third Corona boule
vard race today in a "Roman holi
day." Bob Burman, of Detroit, the race
driver, his mechanician, Eric Schroed
er, of Chicago, and a guard, W. H.
Speer, of Corona, all were killed or
die'd soon after the race and five oth
ers were injured when Burman's car
lurched off the track.
The list of dead and injured was
greater than the number of drivers
who crossed the finish line.
Ambulance Ride Weakens Racer.
Burman died at 6:10 o'clock tonight
in the City Hospital at Riverside,
where he was taken from the tempo
rary race hospital after the accident.
The long ride, 12 miles, in an ambu
lance, from Corona to Riyerside, ex-'
hausted the dying driver, and he died
within 10 minutes after he reached
Mrs. Burman was with her husband
60on after the accident in the 97th
lap and remained with him until he
As she stood beside him in the
Council chamber of the Corona City
Hall, awaiting the verdict of surgeons,
a woman who gave the police the
name of Mrs. Mary Clark, of Los
Angeles, came beside the cot.
The physician who was removing
Burman's clothing told the authori
ties that he found a diamond pin and
handed it to a woman back of him,
whom he supposed to be Mrs. Bur
man. He said he did not look around
Mrs. Burman then accused Mrs. Clark
of taking the pin, "which she said was
valued at $800.
Pin Found Concealed.
A. C. Ramsey, Chief of Police, or
dered Mrs. Clark searched. He re
ported that two nurses found con
cealed under her corset the diamond
pin which Mrs. Burman alleged was
taken from her husband's clothing as
he was near death. The woman was
held, Ramsey said, pending the filing
of a formal charge.
The dead: .
ERIC SCHROEDER, Burman's
mechanician, of Chicago.
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J CARTOONIST REYNOLDS EXPRESSES PICTORIALLY HIS VIEWS ON SOME EVENTS IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS. !
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Registration Books Will Close April
J 8 Total so Far Reported
for State Is 157,512.
SALEM. Or.. April 8. (Special.)
Unleas there is an unprecedented in
crease in the number of persons regis
tering during the remaining eight days
before the books close for the primary
election on May 19 the total this year
will be below that of former elections,
it is shown by figures compiled today
by Secretary of State Olcott.
The total number ofpersons listed in
the books in the various counties of the
state up to April 1 is 157,512, an in
crease of 17,126 over the week preced
ing. The weekly increase for the last
few weeks has averaged approximate!
Under the law the registration books
must be closed 30 days prior to the pri
mary election, which will necessitate
an end to registering by voters on
April 18, or a week from next Tuesday.
Following the primary the books will
again be open for registration for the
general election next November.
Of the total registration so far re
ported to the Secretary of State's office
104,872, or 66.58 per cent, are Repub
licans: 39,622. or 25.15' per cent, are
Democrats; 3780, or 2.4 per cent. Pro
hibitionists: 3751, or 2.38 per cent. So
cialists; 897, or .57 per cent. Progress
ives, and 4590, or 2.92 per cent, are of
independent or miscellaneous registra
tion. It is suggested that many persons
who have registered as Independent in
politics have done so under misappre
hension, not realizing that by this
action they voluntarily bar themselves
from votincr in the primaries.
JAPANESE VESSEL MISSING
Ide Marii. WitH $3,000,000 Cargo,
Relieved Lost In Pacific.
LONDON, April 8. A cablegram to
Lloyds from Kobe, Japan, said that the
Japanese steamship Ide Maru, Seattle,
February 22. for Vladivostok, Is 12
days overdue at the latter port. The
cablegram says there are reasons to
fear the worst concerning the Ide
T A COM A, Wash., April 8. The Jap
anese steamer Ida Maru cleared from
Tacoma February 25 with a cargo val
ued at more than $3,000,000. She loaded J
part at Seattle before coming here. At
this port she loaded a large quantity of
high explosives, responsible for the
great value of her cargo.
FATHERS' NIGHT ARRANGED
Programme Prepared by Scllwood
Father Is to have his night at Sell
wood School, East Fifteenth and Uma
tilla streets, next Wednesday. The
Parent-Teacher Association of that dis
trict has arranged a programme for the
especial entertainment of the "proud
papas." The programme will start at
J. E. Werleln will be the principal
speaker and will talk on "Boys." There
will be music by a quartet from Irvlng
ton under the leadership of Charles
Raff, arfid a group of songs by W. F.
Potts, manual training instructor at
Sellwood School. Miss Vesta Ander
son will play several violin solos.
CANAL TREATY VOTED ON
N'icaranguun Senate Passes Ratifi
cation of American Option.
.WASHINGTON; April 8.' American
Minister Jefferson, in Nicaragua, today
advised the State Department that the
Nicaraguan Senate had unanimously
ratified the treaty with the United
States granting this Government an
exclusive option on the Nicaraguan
Canal route and naval bases in the Bay
of Fonseca for $3,000,000.
Minister Jefferson said that the other
branch of the Nicaraguan Congress
probably would vote on the treaty next
Whole Eastern Section
WILSON ABANDONS. VOYAGE
Gale Rages Off Hatteras and
Is Moving Northward.
EARLY CROPS THREATENED
Mississippi and Oliio Valleys Are
Swept by Near-Blizzard Men
ace of Kloods Is. Added
in Many Districts.
CHICAGO, April 8. (Special.) Just
when the country was busy with gar
den seeds and placing orders for light
Spring clothing,' old Winter, lurking in
the offing the offing in this instance
being somewhere in the Northwest
Swooped down and spread snow over a
wide section of thfc United States and
lowered temperatures to a marked ex
tent. As indicating the widespread extent
of the latest invasion, baseball games
in the Ohio Valley and as far south as
Memphis were called off today because
of snow and cold weather.
President Abandons Voyage.
A great gale, moving northward. Is
raging off Hatteras.
President Wilson was compelled to
cut short his trip on the Mayflower,
on which he had started down the Poto
mac for a week-end rest. The May
flower, returning here, docked at the
Navy-yard shortly after 4 o'clock.
The South did not escape, for frosts
were reported in Louisiana and Texas.
Temperatures below freezing were re
ported from Kansas, and Western Mis
souri and Oklahoma.
Kant Suffers Most.
Eastern states suffered more than did
the Middle West. Pennsylvania, West
errf New York, Massachusetts and West
Virginia report heavy snow, in a. major
ity of cases six inches or more, accom
panied by freezing temperatures.
All of Iowa and Nebraska are covered
with snow, and Southern Ohio and In
diana report th heaviest April snow
storm in many years. Cincinnati re
ports for that district an average of
three inches, spreading over Into the
Kentucky foothills and far down into
In parts of Michigan and Minnesota
the storm was in the nature of a bliz
zard, but both states are inured to
freak storms and paid scant attention
to the latest visitation.
Chicago About to Frrne,
Chicago and vicinity, which has been
enjoying temperatures around 60
above zero, experienced a drop to 34
last night, and the cold winds today
kept the maximum to 38. It has again
dropped to 34 tonight, with prospects
of freezing by morning. , All of the
Ohio valley was below freezing to
night, and it Is feared' many early
crops in that fertile territory and fur
ther south in the Mississippi Valley
will suffer severely.
Central Mississippi tonight showed
only 11 degrees above freezing, and a
drop of a few more degrees would do
immense damage to crops, all of which
are well advanced in that locality.
Northern Missouri and parts of Kan
sas and Oklahoma had freezing weather
last night and snow today. No point
In the United States shows actual zero
weather tonight, although the Dakotas
and parts of Minnesota are close to
the mark. Western Canada reports six
degrees below zero. High winds are
spreading the cold wave over a wide
range. Cincinnati shows 14 miles an
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 60.5
degrees; minimum. 43.7 degree.
TODAY'S I'nsettled, probably showers;
winds becoming southerly.
Germany denies responsibility for linking
of Sussex. Section 1. pag 6.
Mexico. . .
American troopers entering; unexplored ter
ritory. - Section 1. page 4.
Villa trail freshens; Americans not planning-
withdrawal from Mexico. Section
1, pase 4.
Senator Chamberlain explains Army hill.
. Section 1. page 1. . f
Chairman of Astoria committee arouses In
terest in Washington in defense of Co-
lumbla River. Section 1, page IT.
Herr von Jagow says official Germany la
friend of America. Section 1, ipage 6.
Senate to vote on Army bill April 18. Sec
tion 1. page 7.
Senate postrffico committee receives protest
, against Mr. Mokel. Section 1, pa&a 13.
Huphes-'W'hl'tman element wins victory in
New York State Committee; Root boom
. started by friends. Section 1, page 3.
Nomination seems to narrow down to Hughes
and . Roosevelt. Section 1, page 1.
Storm covers Eastern section of United
tetat-cs. Section 1, page 1.
Farmer Smith's dairy gospel heard by 7000.
Section 1, page 9.
Prison escapes cut in half under TSVlthycombe
regime. Section 1, page 9.
Coos Bay country duo for substantial de
velopment Section 1 page 8.
National coTTsjmtteman and elder accused
of using big etick. Section 1. page 8.
Low registration threatens small vote at
state primary. Section 1, page 1.
Spare ribs free to Salem folk as result
of dealers rivalry. Section 1, page 1.
Turner Grange blames officials for riot.
Section i, page 6.
Pacific Coast League results: San Francisco
5, Portland 1; Oakland 6, Salt Lake 3;
Los Angeles 4, Vernon 3. Section ,
J. F. Bonier, of Washington State College,
elected director of athletics at Oregon
Agricultural College. Section 2, page 1.
Oregon City salmon fishing at height today.
Section 2, puge 4.
Fans plan to halt business in city for open
ing game. Section 2, page 2.
Prosperous season Is declared in store tor
baseball. Section 2, page 5.
Oreeron will start north tomorrow to play
Washington. Section 'J, page 3.
Albany forms rifle club. Section 2, page 5.
Alex Trambitas promises to become boxing
star, declares trainer. Section 2. page 3.
Best trout pools are lUted by railroads. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Will J. Slattery, of San Francisco Call,
ttys Beavers need pitchers. Section li.
Walter beats Stanley on ohme stretch In
Hunt Club paper chase. Section 2,
Auto race at Corona fatal to Bob Bur
man and two others. Section 1, page 1.
Inter-City League has four games scheduled
for today. Section page .
Commercial and Marine.
Nearly 2,000,000 pounds of Oregon wool
contracted for. Section 1, page 10.
Portland dairy produce trade plans butter
and egg board. Section 1, page 10.
Chicago wheat market affected by German
developments. Section 1, page 30.
Strong demand for metals lifts stock mar
kef. Section 1. page in.
McCorrakk order is for three vessels. Sec
tion 2. page 16.
Harbor authorities plan campaign to- cut
down canoe accidents this year. Section
2, page 16.
Columbia entrance widens 500 feet since
dredging stopped. Section 2, page 10.
Automobiles and Koad.
Hugh Chalmers is duo in Portland today.
Section 4, page 3 J.
Motor trucks used to aid in hunt for Villa.
Section A, page 11.
Cadillac plows through sea of mud to Port
land. Section 4. page 10.
Chalmers goes 27 miles on gallon of gaso
line. Section 4, page lO.
Automobile men plan to make own gasoline.
Section 4. page 8.
Road to California line Is described In log.
Section 4. page 0.
Auto Club touring committee reports on
roads. Section 4, page 9.
Washoug-el is trip recommended for Sunday
. Jaunt. Section 4, page 8.
Portland Auto Club elects directors at an
nual meeting. Section 4, page 7.
Real F.Mate and Building.
Downtown building project in shape. Sec
tion 3, page 11.
Half Interest in apartment sold. Section 3,
Portland and Vicinity.
George Schultz acquitted. Section 1, piiwl.
Date for country-wide railway strike grows
near. Section 3. page 10.
Fire threatening part of city's woodpile.
Section 1, page 33.
Wealthy Bolivian, visiting here, advocates
military training. Section 1. page 32.
Details being arranged for 4000 sales g-irls
to visit Columbia Highway. Section 1,
United" Kvangellcal Conference gives rest
day laws provisional approval. Section
3, pa go 14.
Eight now In race for Rose Festival Queen.
Section 1. page 15.
Eugene starts on venture in flax. Section
a, page 34.
Children present play before Jewish Women
-Council. Section 1, page 36.
Use of some damaged pipe In MontavJIla
acjver admitted. Section 3, . page lt.
Business men .ioln in Astoria naval base
campaign. "Section 1. page 17.
Mr. chamberlain says bill corrects Army
defects. Section 1. page 38.
Minor Candidates Make
SENTIMENT GROWS RAPIDLY
Old Guard on Whole More Rec
onciled to Roosevelt.
WINNING POWER CONCEDED
Root's Ability Recognized, but It Is
. reared Ho Would Not Command
Votes New York Will Be
Power in Convention.
OREGONIAN XEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 7. The contest for the
Republican Presidential nomination,
until recently a wide-open affair with
more than a dozen factors fn the race,
seems to bj narrowing rapidly to a
contest between two men. Judge
Hushes and Colonel Roosevelt.
Two months ago the prospect was
that the Chicago convsition would be
a long drawn out affair, at which days
would be devoted to balloting.
It now begins to look as if the Chi
cago convention might, like the later
convention at St. Louis, become little
more than a ratification meeting.
Little Progress Made.
Of minor candidates for the Repub
lican nomination, not one has made any
substantial progress. Each of these
candidates has his organization and
his publicity bureau, but organizations
and publicity men have failed utterly
to create any striking sentiment In
favor of a single one of them.
On the other hand, the past two
months have seen a remarkable growth
of sentiment In favor of the two men.
Justice Hughes will never become a
candidate for the Republican nomina
tion; on the other hand, he has con
sistently declined to allow his name
to be used. Colonel Roosevelt is an
Old Guard Opposes Hoth.
Hughes and Roosevelt have one
thing in common; they are opposed by
the '"practical politicians" of the Re
publican party that is, by the old or
ganization leaders. Neither would be
nominated if the old leaders could
dominate the Chicago convention. Root
Is the first choice of these leaders,
but Root is not disillusioning himself
Into believing he can be nominated at
Chicago, for ho believes the contrary
to be true. After Root, the choice of
the old leaders is divided between
Weeks. McCall and Burton. Neither
of these aspirants has the solid back
ing of the politicians who want Root;
not one of them can be regarded as the
unanimous second choice. Not one of
them has demonstrated, sufficient
strength to give him any particular
preference over the other second line
If at tho Chicago convention it de
velops that the convention must choose
between Hughes and Roosevelt, the po
litical leaders must make the best of
the situation. As between the two. It
is likely that Roosevelt would get more
support from the old bosses than would
Hughes. Hughes, as Governor of New
York demonstrated that he would not
co-operate with them in their kind of
T. R. Does ot Bar 'Bosses."
Colonel Roosevelt, on the other hand,
while having no more respect for party
bosses than has Hughes, did have the
habit, while President, of conferring
with these leaders; he invited them to
tho White House; he co-operated with
them to get through Congress what he
wanted, and he recognized them, to a
Quotations Slide From Eight Cents
to Nothing and Street Blocked
With Bargain Seekers.
SALEM, Or., April 8. (Special.)
War between two rival meat markets
in Salem today led to a spirited price
cutting contest in which the public
reaped the benefit.
The two markets are situated oppo
site each other on State street, and
when one posted a sign, "Spare ribs,
8 cents a pound," the other followed
suit with a. sign, quoting spare ribs at
5 cents a pound.
Immediately the first shop posted an
other sign, cutting the price to 3 cents,
while the rival came back with a drop
to 2 cents a pound.
Not to be outdone, the rival an
nounced: "Spare ribs free."
The other market, undaunted at this,
went one better, however, by posting a
sign: "Spare ribs free. We deliver
The street in front of the two mar
kets became almost blocked to traffic
when the last two signs appeared, and
tomorrow a majority of Salem resi
dents will eat spare ribs for dinner.
AUTO HITS PRETTY GIRL
Vancouver Man Has Accident on
I'irst Trip With New Car.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. April 8. espe
cial.) On his first trip in an auto
mobile that he purchased today, Joseph
Langsdorf, cashier of the "United
States National Bank of Vancouver,
ran over Miss Grace Crandall, a pretty
17-year-old high school girl, daughter
of the assistant cashier of the Van
couver National Bank. The wheel of
the car Passed over Miss Crandall's
body, but " physicians were unable to
find other injuries than a dislocated
Mr. Langsdorf .attempted to pass be
hind Miss Crandall as she was crossing
a street intersection. She became con
fused and stepped in .front of the car,
she said, and exonerated the driver
LAUNCH TAKESTRIP ALONE
Boat Drifts I'rom Florence to
Gardiner Without Mishap.
FLORENCE, Or., April 8. (Special.)
When. Edwin Bernhardt recovered
his 25-foot gasoline launch at Gardiner
Wednesday, he considered himself a
fortunate man. The launch was left
tied at a wharf in Florence Sunday
and disappeared during the night. On
Wednesday John Bernhardt, a cousin
of the owner of the launch went to
Gardiner for a visit and Saw the launch
which had drifted in over the Umpqua
The little boat made the Journey
down the Siuslaw River five miles,
then out to sea, and south 20 miles to
the mouth of the Umpqua, then drifted
in with contents intact and without
shipping any water.
STREET RINKS PROPOSED
Closing of Designated Districts for
Neighborhood street roller - skating
rinks 'are proposed for Portland.
C. B. Woodworlh has petitioned the
City Council to close during certain
hours each afternon and evening
East Twenty-first street, from Broad
way to Tillamook street, and Schuyler
street, from East Nineteenth to East
Twenty-second street. It is planned to
have the streets fenced off to keep out
traffic and to permit children and
grownups to use the streets exclusively
for roller skating. The question will
be before the City Council Wednesday.
Point-arc's Son-ln-Law Captured.
BERLIN, via Iindon, April 8. The
Taegellche Rundschau publishes a re
port that the son-in-law of President
Poincare of France is a prisoner of war
at Erding. near Munich.
Technicality Swings at
Least One Juror.
W. C. T. U. ATTENDS TRIAL
Defense Makes Much of Lack
of Specific Address.
CROWD FILLS COURTROOM
Confidence of Prosecution Is Badly
Shattered by Verdict, but Civil
Action to Confiscate Liquor
Will Soon Be Brought.
"Not guilty," was the verdict of the
Jury In the case of George Schultz. for
merly one of the widest-known saloon
men in the state and proprietor of the
temperance bar at ZTi Washington
street, at the conclusion yesterday of
his trial on a charge of breaking the
prohibition law within 15 feet of one
of the busiest corners in Portland. The
jury was out five hours.
The four-day trial of Schultz on his
appeal from the conviction by jury and
sentence of 90 days In jail with which
he was met in the court of District
Judge Dayton attracted more public
attention than any similar case that
has been tried in Oregon. The court
of Circuit Judge Morrow was crowded
to the doors during the progress of the
case, and the telephones in the Judge's
chambers were ringing constantly yes
terday from inquiries as to the result.
V. C. T. V. Attends Trial.
Thirteen women wearing the white
ribbon of the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union occupied front benches
in the courtroom during the concluding
argument to the Jury yesterday morn
ing. The verdict was a distinct surprise.
The District Attorney's office was con
fident of victory and representatives .
of tho W. C. T. U. had shown complete
satisfaction with the proceedings of
the trial and were placidly confident
of the outcome. The worst they looked
for was h hung jury, which was con
ceded to be possible.
The technicality on which Attorney
John McCue, for the defense, placed
greatest reliance, and which one of the
jurors was overheard to admit swung
his vote, was that the original c )m
plaint in the Schultz case did not specif
ically point out that the alleged viola
tion of law took place at 293 Washing
Keqnested Instruction Denied.
It read that Schultz "did then and
there unlawfully and willfully keep and
maintain as a common nuisance that
certain place known and described aa
the Perkins Hotel, located at the cor
ner of Fifth and 'Washington streets."
The alleged nuisance was maintained
in a portion of the Perkins Hotel build
ing, but was not part of the hotel,
being held by Schultz on a separate
The ninth instruction to the Jury,
which the prosecution asked be read,
covered this point by setting forth that
evidence showed that Schultz was lea-,
see and keeper of a certain portion ot
the hotel building known as the Per-,
kins bar. Judge Morrow declined to
instruct the jury on this point, al
though it was strongly urged by Dep
uty District Attorneys Ilamniersly and
Mowry, who conducted the prosecution.
An exception was taken by the state,
and an appeal to the Supreme Court
may be made on the question of law,
but cannot change the decision so far
as Schultz is concerned.
"It is simjjly that the jury wanted to
pardon Schultz and disregarded facts.