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VOL. XXXV NO. 19.
PORTLAND OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORMXG, MAY 7. 1916.
l'KlCE FIVE CENTS.
PEACE HINT SEEN IN
FlUts .ir-HlFn I LETTER TO WILSON
14 FREE DELEGATES
TRIBUTE IS PAID ON
IN RESCUING FINERY
L r.. .....! COMES FROM POPE
VISITED BY SNOW
FIELD OF CHAMP0E6
E3IJIA CUAWFOKD KCS1IES INTO
FLAMES, BUT IS SAVED.
HIGH AVIM AM) SUMMER MIX
lU.E IX MELANGE.
MESSAGE SAID TO BEAU ON
Wilson Considering All
OPPORTUNE TIME AWAITED
Hague Convention, However,
Provides for Procedure.
ALLIES PROBABLY UNREADY
Hcrliii Statesmen Said to Hope to
Convert l'runcc by aTking Ycr
Convcrt France by Taking Ver
fcian fort; Isolate Britain.
hi-nt ok PK.irn r(TAi.KD
IX OKRMANVS REPLV.
WASHINGTON, May 6. Presi
dent Wilson read today with
careful attention the portion of
the note touching on peace. This
"The Ocrman government, con
scious of Germany's strength,
twice within the last few months
announced before the world its
readiness to make peace on a
basis safeguarding Germany's
vital Interests, thus indicating it
is not Germany's fault if peace is
still withheld from the nations
BY JOHN CALLAX O' LAUGH UN.
"WASHINGTON. May 6. (.Special.)
That a step toward European peace will
be taken this Summer is fully expected
in official and diplomatic circles in
From two sources has come a. sug
gestion to President "Wilson of this
character. In the German note there
is the statement: "The German gov
ernment, con rest sons of Germany's
strength, twice within the last few
months announced before the world its
readiness to make peace on a basis
safeguarding Germany's vital interests,
thus indicating that it is not Germany's
fault if peace is still withheld from
the nations of Kurope."
Action Would Not Offend.
It is admitted by high officials that
President "Wilson is empowered under
The Hague conventions to quote to the
allies the German statement given and
to ask them if they do not think the
time) for peace has come. The Hague
conventions specifically say that such
action shall not be construed as of
Nevertheless, Mr. Wilson docs not
propose to extend his good offices un
less he has evidence actually in his
possession showing that all the bel
ligerents are disposed to enter into
. It is argued by some of the Presi
dent's advisers that the time is about
due for a suggestion in the interest of
peace. Mr. Wilson is perfectly willing
to' lend & ready ear to anything that
might be said to him by the several
governments at war and to act if con
ditions justify it. But he proposes to
avoid creating resentment among the
allies and according to what he has
learned of the attitude of the latter
they would construe an. offer of media
tion as friendly to Germany.
.Miles Said Not to Be Ready.
It is asserted, however, that no such
Interpretation could be placed on any
proposal from the United States in
view of the th reat recent 1 y made that
unless Germany effected and aban
doned h-r objectionable submarine
( Concluded on Fat:- . Column 2
TOO AY A O STSjU.
Fire Makes Headway Rapidly in
Basement Full or Furniture
and Second Alarm Sent.
Emma Crawford's affection for a
trunkful of finery was the cause of her
being- overcome by smoke and gas
fumes in an aggravating and spreading
fire, which, at S o'clock last night,
was forcing its way through the three
story, slow-burning brick building at
the northeast corner of Second ano.
Timely efforts of the firemen. In pur
suing her to her boudoir, where they
found Miss Crawford overcome by the
gases, probably saved, her life. Miss
Crawford, colored, is the owner of
barber shop at 245 Davis street. She
was resuscitated when the firemen suc
ceeded in dragging her to the street.
The fire started in the basement of
the Foster Hotel, from a cause as yet
undetermined. The close-in West Side
apparatus was all out on the first
A second alarm was sent in after a
half hour's unsuccessful battle, and
when it was discovered that the base
ment was stored with furniture, which
was making good fuel for the fire.
Members of the Steamboat Men's
Union, Local 38, were meeting in their
rooms above the fire at 62 North Sec
ond street, and were driven to the
street by the smoke.
The loss was estimated last night
at less than $5000. sustained chiefly
by the R. R. Thompson estate, owners
of the building, and Mrs. G. Lancas
ter, owner of the furniture.
Another fire started at 9 o'clock in
the Inman-Poulsen mill, at the foot
of East Caruthers street, but was put
out by mill employes before the Fire
Bureau arrived. The damage wan
GRESHAM PAIR IN PERIL
Boiler in Boat Explodes, Burning
Mother and Son Severely.
GRESHAM, Or., May 6. Special.)
When the engine of, the launch in which
they were crossing Columbia Slough
exploded Thursday night, Mrs. K. Fitz
gerald and son, Robert, were severely
burned. The occupants of the launch
were crossing over to their home on
the Sandy road from Blue Lake when
the accident occurred, and the surface
of the water was a mass of flames. A
son. James, heard their cries and res
cued them after considerable danger to
himself. The launch was badly dam
SNOW FALLS ON HEIGHTS
Winter Makes Belated Attack
Sprinsr Suits in Portland.
Straw hats and Spring suits of Port
land Heights residents were assailed
last night by a fall of snow, which be
gan at 9 o'clock and was still coming
down at a late hour.
The belated attack of Winter mad
life miserable for pedestrians, but at
no time succeeded in making the
ground white. The flakes stuck to th
clothing, and its wetting qualities were
murh superior to the penetrating powe
of the rain which fell im the less ele
vatcd sections of the city.
ELECTION CARDS TABOO
Commisioner Dieck Issues Orders
Effective at City Hall.
Klection campaign cards which have
been plastered about some of the of
fices at the City Hall by candidates
Commissioner Dieck yesterday posted
notices that no election cards may be
posted in any office in his department.
Some of the offices had the walls
literally papered with the cards.
"We are neutral." staid Mr. Dieck, "so
from now on no cards shal 1 be per-
I mitted on display in any office
. j - 5?S
Would You Go? Ques
tionto Be Answered.
LIVING PATRIOTISM DOUBTED
Mrs. Roberts Says People Are
Lacking in Unselfishness.
WILL ONE-TENTH RESPOND?
Nation Already Faces Crisis, Blind
and With Kmpty Hands Protest
Against Armament Based
on Wrong Beliefs.
BY MATJV nOBKPvTS RINEHART.
(Copyright, 1916, by the Public Ledger
What has become of patriotism in
America? Is it' living, the same vital
force which made its volunteers starve
at Valley Forge and sent the North
and South fighting for principles dia
metrically opposed, but dearer than life
tself ? Is it merely sleeping, heavy
with the National fetich of the full din
ner pail? Or, if it dead?
Some eighty .nil lion of people would
answer that it is living, that it is still
the rock on which the Nation is found
ed, that to impeach the essential pa
triotism of the American people is to
impeach the National integrity and the
Xational honor. Perhaps they are right.
Perhaps we are still a Nation of pa
"A patriot is one who loves his fath
erland and is zealous for its welfare."
Latent Patriotism Needs Quickening?.
We love our country, certainly. But
zealous for its welfare? Are we that?
I think not.
Patriotism is an active condition, not!
passive virtue. We have plenty of
latent patriotism. ,1 do not question
that. But latent patriotism is as potent
as latent heat. It is a negative quality
until it is made positive. Will it, after
all. require a war to bring out this
quality of love of country and zeal for
its welfare, without which no nation is
I am not arraigning the American
people individually, but in the mass.
The psychology of the mob is not the
psychology of its units. A people may
be individually brave, and nationally
weak. It is a mater of unity of spirit,
of singleness of purpose, of one vision
and one ideal.
Big as we are, a federation of states,
differing as we must in the things by
which welive. our East and our West,
our North and our South, our farming
lands, our mineral states, our factory
regions unwieldy by our very size and
greatness something more than a Na
tional Government must hold us to
Overgrowth Net Forniefn.
That something must be National
Individually brave to the point of
recklessness; idealistic, even romantic,
so that we have been called a Nation of
dreamers, what are we Nationally?
Dreamers our forefathers .certainly
were. They dreamed or a great Kcpub
lie, awake and stirring. But even they
did not foresee our overgrowth, our
wealth. They did not realize that they
were giving us a land so rich that it
would leave us poor. For poor we are
in the things that could make us great.
Poor. The mob and nations are but
sublimated mobs is at the call of some
great voice. We have many voices, but
none are great enough to unite us.
Left to ourselves, we have no single
purpose, no National ideal to follow,
We have much that calls itself p
i 'onrlu'ld en Vane
OUTSTANDING FEATURES IN THE
r- ja to ao
Officials Hcfusc to Discuss Contents,
Giving Confidential Nature
as Their Reason.
WASHINGTON. May 6. Monsignor
Giovanni Bonzano. the apostolic dele
gate, called at the White House today
and delivered a message to President
Wilson from Pope Benedict. He did
not see the President, but left the com
munication with Secretary Tumulty.
White House official at first refused
to discuss the message, and so did the
apostolic delegate. Later it was said
that it bore on the submarine issue
between the United States and Ger
many. It was understood it reflected
the apprehension of the Pope at the
possibilities of -a rupture between the
The message was at once sent to the
President, and officials explained their
refusal to discuss it by saying it was
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Irish rebels fairly tried before being pun
ished. Section 1. page U.
Washington may not reply to German not,
giving- opportunity for obsv-rvauce ot
promise. Section 1, page 3.
Wilson receives letter on submarine contro
versy from Pope. Section 1, page 1.
Mary Roberts asks what has become of pat.
riot lain in America. Section 1, page 1.
Railway employes pay reaches highest mark
in history. Section , pane 2.
Republican party plana tru" American plat
form. sction 1. page 0.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland- !
Los Angeles game postponed, rata: Ver
non 7. Salt Lake 1: San Francisco 5,
Oakland 4. Section 2, page 2.
Yale defeats Princeton In dual meet. Sec
tion '2. page 1.
Cut shaw's home run defeats Phillies. Sec
tion 2. page 2.
Cleveland takes lead fn American League,
Section 2, page 2.
Simpson breaks world's record for high
hurdles. Section 2. page 5.
Eight teams In Inter-City League clash to
day. Section 2, page
Work on municipal golf course to start
soon. Section 2. page 4.
Isx-I flc ort h went .
Washington Republican delegates go unin-
structed. Section 1. Page 1.
Text of Washing"" State Republican plat
. form given. Section . page 7.
City trip e. mazes pupils of mountain district
school. Section 1, page v.
Coos and Curry Counties Cheese Association
to have product graded. Section 1,
Evidence In H0 cases nearly completed.
Section 1, page 0.
Robert Elder in control of Idaho Pcmocratlc
convention. tocctton . page 8.
Eastern Oreegnn has touch of Winter. Sec
tion 1. rage 1.
Oregon banks show strtkii.R- growth since
a:K8. Section 1. page mlr;
Seattle drug store Is smashed while owner
pleads. tooctton J. page r.
Mr. Olcott defends his official acts. Sec
tion 3, page IK.
Commercial and .M arlne.
High prices offered and paid for Willamette
alley wool. eution 2. page
Wider use of fruit by-products Is planned.
Section 2. page 13.
Wheat advances at Chicago on crop damage
reports. section page
Wide gains In stock market on broader
trading. Section 2. page lo.
Stcarner Kitsap II is launched. Section 2,
Portland and V trinity.
Mr. Moores gratified by reception in South
ern Oregon. Section 1, page 19.
Founders' day is honored on field of Cham-
poeg. Section 1, page 3.
Woman cvercome rescuing finery from fire.
Section 1. page 1.
Neberg Moose nominate "King Joy" for
Rose Festival. Section 1. page 16.
Vanguard of clean-up worker Invades
West Side. Section 1, page 19.
Sixteen hundred dollars In cash prizes an
nounced for floral parade vehicles. Sec
tion 1, page IS.
Shortage now found In city gasoline ac
count. Section 1, page 18.
Rousing Flag day celebration planned for
Portland. Section 1. page 17.
Mr. Woodward forecasts big trade era
Section 1. ptice IS.
Transportation Club will dedicate new
quarters tonight. Section 1, page 14.
Park development In Portland has un
precedented spurt. Section 1, page 12.
Mr. Hutton replies to Mc Arthur libel suit.
Section 1, page 10.
St. Peter's dome Inspected with view to
Its development. Section 1, page 10.
E. K. Coo vert lauds work of Mr. Kvans aa
District Attorney. Section 2. page 16.
Mr. Dieck explains Broadway Improvement
project. Section 2. page 16.
Reconstruction of Tanner Creek sewer units
will bo recommended. Section 2, pa go a.
Half Interest in, 1-uekjr Boy mine la sold
for eioo.tioo. Section 1, page 21.
WEEK'S NEWS AS CARTOONIST REYNOLDS GLIMPSED THEM
Republicans Are Unit
WILSON AND LISTER SCORED
S. A. Perkins Restores Har
mony by Withdrawing.
MR. HUMPHREY APPLAUDED
Submission of Constitutional Cou
venlion Issue to Popular Vote
, Is 1 avored, as Well as Big
Navy and Training,
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., May 6.
(Special.) Washington Republicans in
a harmonious state convention today
elected 14 un Instructed delegates to
the National convention.
All delegates were elected on the
understanding and with definite state
ments from most of them that they are
absolutely unpledged and with open
minds. The delegation appears, how
ever, to be about evenly aiviaea oe-
tween men friendly to Justice Hughes
and those favoring Root or Burton,
with one or possiMy two preferences
for Weeks. A fw delegates favor
Roosevelt in the event of Immediate
danger of war. a
Mr. Perkins Withdrawal Sorarlses.
The only friction that had developed
In pre-convention conferences was dis
sipated today when S. A. Perkins, of
Tacotna, National Committeeman, to
whom a place had been assured on
"the big four,"
of the day, by
of Millard T.
sprang the surprise
withdrawing In favor
Hartson. of Tacoma,
Mr. Perkins later was
indorsed unanimously for re-election
aH National Committeeman.
The resolutions adopted by the con
vention declare for compulsory military
training and for a Navy equal in
strength to that of any other nation.
Only one protest was made against
the "greatest Navy" plank and none
againat compulsory military training.
Both brought loud applause.
State on-Partlaan Plank Adopted.
On state matters the resolutions de
el are against non partisanship in state
and county affairs and In favor of the
programme of election revision bills
passed by the last legislature, requir
ing initiative, referendum and recall
petitiona to be signed at registration
offices and providing legal county and
state platform . conventions that may
The resolutions favor submission to
the voters of the constitutional convert
tion question. An attempt to eliminate
this plank failed by a vote of 219 for
elimination to 513 against. The resolu
tions also provide for elimination of the
second choice voting provision of the
Wilson Pellry Condemned.
Sweeping condemnation, both for the
National and state administrations, the
former for the lack ot foreign policy
and broken platform pledges, and the
state for lack of economy and in
efficient appointees, are contained In
Charles Hebberd, of Spokane, sub
stituted as temporary chairman at the
last moment In place of T. B. Bruener,
of Aberdeen, on account of the letter's
illness, delivered a brilliant keynote
speech In which he scored the National
Administration for -watchful wobbling
waiting" and received most marked ap
plause when he charged Governor
Lister with failure to fulfill platform
pledges of economy.
j Representative Humphrey, of Seattle,
1 (Concluded on Page 7, Column 3.)
Baker, Pendleton, lleppner and
Grande Kcport Temporary
ltccrion to Winter.
BAR Kit. Or.. May 6. (Special.)
driving wind. Winter snow and Sum
mer sun visited Bakes- in rapid succcs
sion this afternon. The wind got up
to a velocity of 28 miles an hour and
did damage in tearing shingles from
roofs. whipping awnings, upsetting
garbage cans and spreading waste and
dust In a thick cloud over the entire
As soon as the wind died the air was
tilled with a driving snow storm and
two hours later the sun had melted the
snow and Summer again prevailed.
PKNDLKTON. Or.. May 6. (Special.)
The sudden change tocold weather
has brought danger to the stockmen of
hlastern Oregon, especially to the sheep
men, who are just in the midst of the
The rains of yesterday and last night
fell as a light snow in the hills. At
lleppner the foothills were white thia
morning down to the edge of town. The
storm was not so heavy at Pendleton
but .C8 of an Inch precipitation was
LA GRANDE, Or., May 6. (Special.)
Spirited gales were followed by
snowfall that was whipped about in
January style this afternoon. The
enow did no harm to fruit and melted ,
as it icii, except on me iooinius, wnun
are white tonight. For a time vision
was obscured for more than a blork or
two. Treea were uprooted and fences
blown down during the noon hour,
when the gale was at its height.
R. A. BOOTH GRANDFATHER
Kittle Itobcrt Keproent Third
t'eneration of Oregron Natives.
KLV.KXE, Or.. May 6. Special. R.
A. Booth became a grandfather yester
day, when a son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Roy Booth, of Yoncallo,
who are visiting in Kugene. The little
fellow has been named Robert and is
the fourth member of the family In
direct Uncage to bear that name, and
represents the third generation of the
family to he born in Oregon.
Robert Booth, aged 9(S. the great
grandfather, resides at Salem and is the
oldest Methodist in the state of Oregon.
He was born in England In 1620 and
came to America In 1830. Since 1S52. he
has been a resident of Oregon. Fifty
years ago. he rode circuits in the state.
He was the father ot 1. children, of
whom nine are living.
LUSITANIA IS RECALLED
fc u rv I vo rs A re lit 1 roce ion That
I.XNDON. May . The anniversary of
the sinking of the lAisltania. was com
memorated today by a procession from
Westminster to Hyde Park, where a
meeting was held. A large model of
the I.usitania. figured prominently, with
a banner Inscribed : "Rem em ler the
,usitania. Seventh of May, 1915. May
that crime be forgiven in heaven, but
not forgotten on earth."
Several survivors of the disaster
marched with deleat ions of the Red
Cross, wounded soldiers and Canadian
n urses and representative oT tiie en
tente allies, wearing national costumes.
BRYANITE THREATENS BOLT
Kx-Mlnlster to tireceo Would Form
Political Party for Peuce.
BOSTON. May 5. Formation of a
political party to uphold peace prin
ciples was advocated by George Fred
Williams. ex-Minister to Greece, In an
address at a mass meeting in the in
terests of peace here tonight.
"I am ready to return to politics to
fight the fight for peace and leave my
party if necessary to do it, said Mr.
imams, who for many . years was
prominent In the Democratic party and
an ardent supporter of .William J.
PIONEERS, FAMILIES, ATTEND
Saying of Territory to Nation
' in 1843 Is Recounted.
ANNUAL DRIZZLE FALLS
Kicn-iscs Arc Held In Weather
stained Hall and Demand for
State Auditorium Is Horn
From Such Exigency.
fy rtns- nun umpmax.
Th, ttramrr Tomon blew a Ions
Mast from her whistle. couched
ho(,rsrly m ,eif-asrecment. and dipped
from the Taylor-street dock yesterday
morning at 1(20. She pointed her prow
up tho Willamette channel, outward
bound for Old Champoeg. 33 miles south
of Portland. At the prow fluttered tho
Jack, white stars on a hlue field, in
honor of the Founder day excursion.
At the lowering clouds the steward -threw
a weatherwlse glance. "Well,
this .s genuine Champoeg day wiathrv.
Isn't it?" he observed with reigned
emphasis. The steward was wrong;
it didn't rain mu h.
Monument Marks fnot.
Old Champoeg as the port of a river
trip a bit of river-bank pasture land,
fringed with trees, a secend border of
distant firs, a west her-hued shed, a
flagstaff flying the colors and a monu
ment. But on that monument are cut the
names of I2 pioneers, by whose volca
and vote, on May 2. 1S4.1, the first
American civil government west ot the)
Rocky Mountains was established. Of
102 settlers, a cholee between the pro
posed measure and the domination of
the Hudson's . Bay Company, the I2
stood forth for the organ! xa tun of a
provisional government under A ni eri
ca n auspices. It was by their act. at
a most crucial period of Northwestern
history, that the then no-man's land o
Oregon was saved to us.
Old and WnnK Attend.
There were l.io persons on the Po
mona's passenger list. The cabins and
decks were thronged with gray-haired
men and women, happily recalling inci
dents of early days. There were pretty
girls, whose grandparents had crossed
the plains, and there was more
than a freckled sprinkling of plain
boys, replicas of those who trudged be
side the ox teams and shied stones at
Past banks where the yellow grace
of Scotch broom tho wed against the
green, where the whiteness of the dog
wood blossoms was a target for the
vision, the boat steamed up tho river.
George II. H imes. sponsor of tho ex
cursion and curator of the Oregon His
torical Society, directed attention to
the many historic points of the route.
A little old house, gowned in ivy.
perched on the left shore, Ixok," said
a grandmother to the young woman
beside her. "There's where I was born.
And there's the old apple tree:
They enjoyed themselves, those pio
neers and their children, and the guests
who wanted to belong. They flocked
about the dining-hall, while the vet-era-
quartet, with feeling and harmony,
sang old favorite songs, su-h as "Pride
of the Ball" and "Call All Hands Upon
Meanwhile the Pomona promenaded
up tho current, and in due time some
what overdue, in fact bumped her
blunt none against the bank at Old
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