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VOL. XXXV XO. 20.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DANGER FOR PARTY
Appeal Made toTake Up
Peace as Issue.
DISAFFECTION IS ADMITTED
Enough Voters Alienated to
Cost Several Close States.'
FIGHTING CHANCE WANTED
"From What Source Can We Draw
. Recruits Necessary?" Asks ex
l Secretary, and Urges His
Plan as Only Hope Left.
LINCOLN". Neb.. May 13. In a signed
article published today W. J. Bryan Oe
clarea the Democratic party in order to
win the coming campaign must "move
toward peace" and thereby capture the
peace element in the Republican party.
He begins hia article by quoting from
a Chicago newspaper's editorial In
which Mr. Wilson is called a minority
President, in that he received fewer
votes than Roosevelt and Taft combined
and says the Democrats must face the
fact that a united Republican party
will enter the campaign with a popu
lar majority of 1,300.000 votes.
Demoeratte Disaffection Shown.
Continuing, he says:
"To the normal Republican advan
t.-ige must, be added the disaffection
among German and Irish Democrats.
"Without attempting to decide whether
the President was wiBe or unwise in
tatting the course that alienated them
the tarty is confronted with the f.itt
that this alienation will cost it a large
number of votes enough to defeat ti;e
party in .several closi states.
"From what source can we draw the
number of recruits necessary to give
the party a fighting chance? From
one source and from one source only
namely, the peace element of the Re
publican party. We cannot draw votes
from the var element.
"Peace Klement" Counted On.
"There is a peace element in the Re
publican party, as shown by the vote
cast for Henry Ford in Michigan. Ne
braska. and other states. This is the
only element to which the Democratic
party can appeal and to appeal to this
clement it will be necessary to do more
than has yet been done. If any con
siderable number of Republicans fel
friendly to the President, they would
have shown it by writing in his nam
as their choice when they expressed
themselves at the primary.
"If this element is to be conciliated
it must be done by a move toward
peace. The opportunity is here. Th
German government in accepting thi
Government's position in the subn-rin
controversy gives as one of its reasoii.
for doing so its unwillingness to be
responsible for extending or spreading
the war. It refers to the fact that it
lias twice expressed a desiro to consider
terms of peace.
Way to Peace Declared Open.
"The way Is open. Will the President
take advantage of the opportunity?
Failure to secure peace would bring
no humiliation, while success would
be of tremendous advantage to him
politically, as well as a blessing to this
country and the world.
"He can at one stroke destroy all the
Advantage the Republican party has
and make the race on the record of a
peacemaker. Will he give voice to
the world's conscience to humanity's
Delegations to Travel Together.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 13. The Re
publican and Progressive delegates to
the National conventions in Chicago
next month will go East together on
t-pecial cars, arrangements having been
made by a representativ of the two
FOES OF ADEQUATE
CONFEREES AGREE OX BILL
FOB LARGER ARMY.
Force of 206,000. Capable of Ex
pansion to 254,000; Militia Re
serve of 425,000 Provided.
WASHINGTON, May 13. A standing
Army of 206.000 men, capable of being
expanded in emergency to 254.000 and
backed up by a Federalized National
Guard of 425.000 as a reserve, finally
was agreed on today by House and
Senate conferees on the Army bill. The
agreement will be reported to Congress
early next week and the measure, the
first of the Administration prepared
ness bills, is expected to be before
President Wilson for his signature soon
Advocates of adequate National de
fense regard tnls conference agreement
as a triumph.
The minimum enlisted strength would
be attained under the conference agree-
ent within the next five years and it
is stipulated that at no time snail me
total be less than 160,000. .
The conference report also provides
for Government nitrate manufacturing
plants to cost not to exceed $20,000,000,
for vocational education in the regular
Army and for establishment of military
training camps for volunteer citizens,
whose transportation, clothing and
subsistence expenses while In training
would be paid by the Federal Govern
ment. Other salient features of the measure
provide for a board to investigate the
advisability of establishing liovern
ment munition plants and a board to
recommend mobilization of industries.
Authority is given to the Government
to seize and operate private munition
plants in time of war.
WOMAN DELEGATE OPPOSES
Spokane Democrat Sajs She Believes
Suffrage Not a Success.
SPOKANE. Wash.. May 13. Mrs.
Elizabeth Christian, one of Washing
ton's delegates to the Democratic Na
tional Convention, in an address at
Democratic meeting here today said
she intended to vote against a plank
declaring for universal suffrage if one
is included in the Democratic platform
at St. Louis.
She declared there is a doubt in her
mind whether suffrage Is a success, as
only 30 per cent of the women vote
suffrage states and that the vote is
Mrs. Christian closed her address
by proposing that the Democratic dele
gation from Washington vote for Judge
George Turner, of .Spokane, for v ice
NEIGHBOR'S LAND CROPPED
W. N. Teeter Laid l'p With Broken
Leg, so Friends Till His Farm.
BAKER. Or.. May 13. (Special.)
Even if W. N. Teeter is laid up at
his home at Wingville with a broken
leg, his crops are nof suffering, and
he will have the usual bumper yield
by the time he is able to harvest them,
His big-hearted neighbors are doing
It for him. Mr. Teeters shattered the
Uone in his left leg while operating
stump-pulling machinery early this
Spring and has not been able to work
This week eight drills put in the seed
and the crops are ready to sprout.
PRESIDENT GOES ON CRUISE
Wilson Expected to Visit Ruins of
Jamestown While Away.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 13. The
yacht Mayflower, with the President
and Mrs. Wilson aboard for a week
end cruise, anchored off the shipyard
The naval yacht Sylph was waiting:
off Newport News, and soon after the
President arrived he and Mrs. Wilson
left the Mayflower and went aboard.
The Sylph started immediately for a
trip up the James River, and it was
expected the President would visit the
ruins of Jamestown.
HIGH LIGHTS ON
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New York Has 150,000
ITCH. OF PATRIOTISM HIGH
Spirit of Real Democracy Is
GREAT AWAKENING SHOWN
Hundreds of Thousands Cheer
Marchers All Professions and
Trades In Complex Lire of
Big City Represented.
NEW YORK. May 13. New York ex
pressed its attitude on the question of
National preparedness today by holding
the greatest civil parade in the history
of the country. An almost countless
host of men and women, estimated at
more than 150,000, representing all
walks of life in the Nation's metropolis,
marched for 12 hours, 20 abreast, be
hind bands playing patriotic airs.
through flag-bedecked streets lined
with hundreds of thousands of cheer
Ail the professions and trades which
which make up the complex life of the
city were represented.
Sharp Contrasts Sbowlng.
In one division were 'he street sweep
ers in their uniforms of white, while
in another were the dignified justices
of the Supreme Court of New York
There also were the clergy nearly
200. representing every denomination
in the Nation's greatest city. Lawyers,
physicians, trained nurses, veterans o
the Spanish-American war. were in line.
But the most popular division was mad
up of the city's 10,000 National Guards
men Infantry, cavalry and artillery
who brought up the rear.
"This," declared Major-General Leon
ard Wood, in command of the Depart-
ment of the East, who reviewed the pa
rade, "is the greatest argument Amer
ica has ever known In favor of pre
pardeness against elements that are
at present unknown. It shows an in
terest in preparedness that amounts to
a National awakening. This is wha
we need. It shows that the time ha
come o do something in the matter of
Aeroplane Hover Overhead.
The great civic army began march
ing at 9:30 A. M. and the last of them
did not pass the reviewing stand
Madison Square until 9:33 o'clock to
The mammoth pageant began auspi
ciously. Just as Mayor Mitchell and
party of municipal officers left th
City Hall at the head of the first dl
vision an aeroplane appeared abov
lower Broadway and hovered aroun
the great skyscrapers.
The paraders marched rapidly, more
than 10.000 passing a given point with
In an hour.
With few exceptions, the marchers
carried small American flags. Most of
them also wore buttonhole emblems. At
frequent intervals came one of the 200
bands and the musicians were the only
persons in the civic divisions who wore
Thouaanda la Women's Division.
The women's division, estimated to
number between five and six thousand,
began to appear before the reviewing
stand about 6 o'clock. Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
and Mrs. J. Borden Harriman were
among those in line.
The new armored motor battery, the
first thus far acquired by any National
Guard organization, was greeted with
cheers all alone the line of march.
(Conrtudcl on ra? 3. Column 3.)
SOME EVENTS IN THE
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, TBS
de frees; minimum, i decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; north westerly winds.
Mexicans co-opera tins under "zentlemen's
agreement. Section 1. pace 3.
Saloniki best fortified city in world. Section
i. page 4.
Representative McArthur says his record
open one. Section 1, pace J.
Army bill providing for 20-tf.OoO men and
militia reserve of 2o.OOO agreed on. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
All stamp taxes to be abandoned in new ,
revenue plan, section x. page 6.
Illinois suffragist making fight on proposal
to lorm woman s party. bection x
Chi co pastor convicted on girl's charge.
bection 1, pase Z.
Bryan fears Democratic defeat unless party
espouses peace. Section l, page l.
Two killed In auto race at New York. Sec
tion 1, page o.
Straw vote of Republican and Progressive
legislators snows Hughes rat in lead.
Section 1, page 5.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 6,
tan Francisco a (11 innings); ernon o.
Los Angeles 5; Oakland A, Salt Lake
4. Section page 2.
Stanley Coveleskle pitches Indians to victory
over lanKs. section z, page
Alexander, for Phillies, shuts out Reds.
Section 2, page 2.
Only 13 American League batters hit .300
or better. Section i!, page 5.
Rose Festival regatta plans laid. Section
Ritchie to meet Crura an here in bout June
. Section 2. page 4.
Bradfcrds and Wild Cats play at Montavilla
iTOiy. section page .
Two new twlrlers will Join Beavers. Sec
tion -z, page 3.
Vancouver beats Ridgeflcld at track. Sec
tion page 3.
Jefferson High School athletes win inter-
scholastic track meet at Eugene. Sec-
tlon 2, page t.
Albany Guardsmen ranked fourth anion's
nation s riflemen. Section 2, page 4.
Yale wins track meet from Harvard. Sec
tlon 2, page 7.
Portland and Eugene golfers to play to
day, bection 2, page 6.
George Smith wins Kentucky derby. Sec
tion 2, page 6.
Idaho track team defeats Pullman. Sec
tion 2. page 6.
windnagle makes Meredith break world's
record to beat him. Section 2. page 1
Couch is leading Coast League pitchers.
State trap shoot opens tomorrow. Section
. page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Buying of wheat for export is resumed.
Section 1, page 21.
Chicago wheat advances on Hessian fly re
ports from Kansas, bection 1. page 21
Industrial stocks strong, with motors in
lead. Section 1, page 21.
Mayachl Maru ( In with sulphur and hard
wood. Section 2, page 16.
Trade Improvement in Spokane territory.
beciion l, page 21.
Seattle officials press booxo eases. Section
Idaho Democrats meet Thursday. Section 1
Roseburg makes preparations for Strawberry
festival, section l, pace s.
Oddfellows will convene in Roseburg on May
2-. section i. rase 1-.
Washington woman Democratic delegate wll
oppose National suffrage. Section 1
Wallowa Judge gives ?1l to have suit In
court dropped. Section 1. page 1.
Railroad race to B.nd from Willamette Val
ley Indicated. Section 1, page 8.
Representative 81nnot may be nominated by
tnree parties, bection 1. page 7.
Columbia County Is In throes of anual re
call f u!s. Section 1. page 5.
50 bankers ''robbed" to ral.e funds to back
Oregon City queen candidate. Section
Charles A. Merer convicted at Vancouver of
second degree murder. Section 1, page 6.
Portland "4 Vicinity.
Senator Cummins to be guest today of
Portland Press Club. Section 1, page la.
Portland shown to rank high from residence
atandpoint. Section 1, page -0.
IT. E. Reed makes plea for greater city
commercially. Section J, pago -0.
Military pageant to bo feature of Memo
rial day. Section 1, page -u.
Dry law cuts use of liquor about 03 per
cent. Section J, page :!0.
Sun smiles for opening of Oaks. Section
1. pae ly.
Welfare board completes tentative draft of
regulations for women. Section 1. page 18.
Reed conference discusses lawa for father
less child. Section 1, page 1.
Portland provides funds for Columbia naval
ba.se fight. Section 1, page 16.
Roads leading to Columbia Highway to
be beautified. Section 1. page 16.
Elderly man denies he intended to shoot
bank officials. section 1, pago 16.
City la preparing viaduct and approach to
interstate bridge, bection 3, page 12.
nve firemen, refusing to clean up, are
suspended. bection 1, page 14.
Bishop Hoguo says ministers" wives havs
hard role. section 1. page 14.
Prize-winning degree team of Seattle to
participate In Festival. Section 1. page 13.
Mr. Kerchen flatly denies charges against
him. Section 1, pago l.i.
Portland's floral parade to be greatest in
History. bection i. rago z.
Republican press of Oregon Is supporting
Moore campaign, section 1. pago 10.
Army bill may Increase Oregon militia by
220O men. Section 1. page lO.
WEEK'S NEWS AS CAST
iiitfi nun i oca
ISSUE IN POLITICS
Trouble at Birth of New
LLINOIS LEADS IN ATTACK
"Men and Women Working To
gether" Is Slogan.
MEANWHILE BANNERS -FLY
Plans Made for Big Parade Jane 7,
nnd Society Women Are Trying
on Black Straw Sailors to
Be 'Worn on March.
CHICAGO, May 13. (Special.) An
attack on the plan to form a woman's
party was issv.ea today by the Illinois
Equal Suffrage Association, while offi
cials of the Congressional Union, pro
moters of the idea, were opening regis
tration headquarters at 73 East Wash
ington street. At the same time a cam
paign was launched by the Union
with posters. banners and various
advertising devices to boom the
woman's party convention, which will
be held June 5. 6 and 7 at the Black-
stone Theater during the time the Re
publican convention Is In progress at
the Coliseum. Twelve woman speakers
will bigin holding brief suffrage meet
ings on Monday under The auspices of
the Congressional Union, on street cor
ners, in. factories or shops, offices, col
lege dormitories and at labor union
Sex l.lnea Are Assailed.
"Confusion and duplication of work"
will be the effect of the Congressional
Union's activities in Chicago. It Is de
clared In the statement issued by the
Illinois Equal Suffrage Association. The
proposal to form a party "on sex lines"
Is also assailed. ,and the union Is de
fined as "a detached group of Eastern
Officers of the union declined to reply
t- the broadside today, although taking
exception to the term, "detached group.'
It was pointed out by Miss Hortense
McDonald, of the convention committee,
that the union's main strength lay In
its membership in the Western suffrage
Non-Partlaan Movement Advocated
The statement from the Illinois Equal
Suffrage Association declares that this
organization, recognized by all political
1 forces, la the logical body to deal with
suffrage Issues In Illinois.
It was urged that the Congressional
Union consider this phase," the state
ment continues. "They have persisted
n misrepresenting the facts to the pub
lie. Their policy is to hold the party in
power responsible for the failure of
Congress to pass the Federal suffrage
To both the state and National or
ganizatlons this Is an illogical policy
and It is generally admitted that it
never could be adopted with success.
The state association la opposed to the
blacklisting of candidates or the for
mation of parties along aex lines. We
stand for men and women working
Party's nirtta to Be Celebrated.
Mrs. Ada Klatman, campaign manager
of the Congressional Union, today be
gan directing the hanging of banners
and placing of posters proclaiming the
"woman's party convention. It will
be preceded by a ceremony at Lincoln
monument In Lincoln Park, entitled the
"birth of a party." with speechmaking
and songs by a large chorus.
"Come, help catch the vote for all
American women." was the slogan ae
a recruiting station for the suffrage
iConricif.l on Page -. Column 3.)
BY THE PEN OF CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
JUDGE GIVES $10TO
HAVE CASE DROPPED
WALLOWA JURIST SAVES COCX-
TY EXPENSE OF TRIAL.
Litigants "Differ Only to Extent of
Sum Xamed Plaintiff Accepts
Offer Suit Ends.
ENTERPRISE. Or, May 13 (Spe
cial.) To aave Wallowa County the ex
pense of trying a lawsuit In which the
litigants were only $10 apart. Judge J.
W. Knowles. In the Circuit Court late
Tuesday, paid over that amount to the
plaintiff out of his own pocket and the
suit was dismissed. If the case had
gone on through the Circuit Court, the
Judge figured it would have cost the
county at least 130.
The suit was brought by J. A. Bur
leigh against Lillian Splcer. Mr. Bur
leigh appeared on his own behalf In
the Circuit Court, and Mrs. Splcer waa
represented by D. W. Sheahan. When
the case was called Judge Knowles In
terrupted. "I have been informed." he said, "that
plaintiff and defendant are only 110
apart in this case."
The lawyers replied that was the
"Then I will give the plaintiff 110
to settle the suit." said the Judge, "and
the matter can be ended right here."
Judge Knowles added that he has
long striven to have a change in court
procedure made whereby petty cases
cannot.be taken to the Circuit and Su
preme Courts, dt would be wisdom
for the county itself to make settle
ments in such minor cases and thus
save the heavy expense in the upper
court. But the Judge never before has
given such a striking demonstration of
C. R. SMITH DIES IN EAST
Head of Menaslia. Wooden ware and
Coos Bay Concerns Succumbs.
MARSH FIELD, Or., May 13. (Spe
cial.) News of the death of C. R-
Smith, head of the Menasha Wooden
ware Company and the Southern Ore
gon Company, with large holdings in
Coos County, was received here today
by Herbert Armstrong, manager of the,
company's business on Coos Bay. Mr.
Smith, who was 6J. died at his New
York home yesterday. Some time ago
he was injured in a Pullman car when
en route to the Coast, and spent sev
eral weeks in a Spokane hospital.
The two companies have holdings of
over 30.000 acres of timber land in
DAYLIGHT SAVING ADOPTED
Royal Decree Issued In Sweden;
Denmark Follows Example.
STOCKHOLM, via London. May 13.
By royal decree the daylight saving
plan has been adopted in Sweden. It
will be effective from May 15 to Sep
COPENHAGEN, via London. May 13.
The Danish Parliament has empowered
the government to follow the other
Scandinavian countries In their daylight
SECOND QUAKEHITS BOISE
Shock Felt Only in Higher Buildings
and No Damage Results.
BOISE. Idaho. May 13. Friday night's
violent earthquake here waa followed
Saturday evening by a slight shock at
4 minutes after 9 o'clock. It was no
ticed only in the city's higher buildings
and not at all at street level.
No damage was done. "
REPORT OF RAID UNTRUE
Story That Score of Americana Were
Killed Is Disproved.
DEL RIO. Tex.. May 13. There Is no
truth In a report of a raid last night by
Mexicans in the vicinity of Sanderson,
Tex., It was learned here today.
The report said Mexicans conducted
a raid, killing a score of Americans.
Reed Conference Dis
cusses Lavys Needed.
DEFECTIVES FOUND INCREASING
Segregation to Check Feeble
mindedness Is Advised.
STATE MARKETS PROPOSED
Central Distributing Arrnrv for
Farmers Would Be in Portland,
With Branches Over State.
J.alKr Opposes Merger.
Oregon's most crying needs for new
social legislation, and how they might
be relieved by new laws, were con
sidered by the speakers of the third
section of the Oregon State Confer
ence or Social Agencies, which was
held at Reed College late yesterday.
Mrs. Robert H. Tate, chairman of the
Oregon Child Welfare Commission, de
livered the first addresa on the prob
lem. "The Illegitimate Child." and sug
gested a plan by which the conditions
under which such children must live
might be vastly improved.
"We have failed in our relations to
these little ones, who are social out
casts." said Mra. Tate. "We have pro
vided them with no adequate means of
legal protection. It is in no way neces
sary tnat we should condone the sjcta
of the parents by seeking to protect
their innocent children.
""spport and Name should Be r.lvta
e should have a law In Oregon
which, like those of Norway, would en
title the child to support from either
or both ot lta parents, preferably the
one who waa economically most able to
lurnish support, and that it might have
legal right cither to its father's er
its mother's name."
In pleading for a new commitment
law for the feeble-minded. J. N. Smith.
superintendent f the State Institution
for the feeble-minded, asserted that the
present meana f dealing with thi un
fortunate class in Oregon only aug
mented its numbers and tiie danger to
since we have adopted humanitarian
methods for dealing: with these people."
he said, "we have been coddling and
building them up so that they have
been more able to reproduce their kind.
Feeble-minded adults produce feeble
minded children. Most of those who
are sent to the state institution for
feeble-minded arrive after they have
already had one or more Illegitimate
Pcrmsaest Vgrrgallos Advised.
After they have been there for some
time their parent., relatives or any
other guardian w ho have the legal -right,
come and remove them to that
they may return to normal society. Al
most invariably they return to us again.
after having been sent to the maternity
home, or marry some feeble-minded
man to rear a family and perpetuate
the misery and crime Indefinitely.
"It Is better for society and better
for themselves that they be permanent
ly segregated. If we had a law which
would prevent the removal of feeble
minded from the state institution until
a special board had passed on their fit
ness to mingle again with normal so
ciety. I am sure that f ecble-mindedness
would soon be on the wane."
State Pablle market TL'rged.
A plan for state public markets was
proposed by Charles H. Chapman. "I
would remedy the conditions which aru
making small industrial farming so
meager and unsuccessful in its returns
by a system of state public market.
ti'oncludedon r&Ke 6. Column 1.)