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VOL. XXXV NO. 22.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING, 31AY 28, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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BOTE FOB PEACE
United States Pledged to
Work for Harmony.
NEW DIPLOMACY IS URGED
Address Is Interpreted
"Feeler" to End War
BELIEFS ONLY ARE GIVEN
President Says His Is Not
.Programme-Need of Open
Discussion Held Clear.
WASHINGTON, May 27. Presi
dent Wilson declared here tonight be
fore the League to Enforce Peace that
the United States was ready to join
in any feasible association of nations
to preserve the peace of the world
against "political ambition and selfish
hostility" and in service of "a com
mon, order, a common justice and a
common peace." He expressed the
hope that the terms of peace which
end the present war would include
such an arrangement.
Outlining suggestions for peace,
which the President said he hoped the
United States would make when it
has the opportunity to do so, he in
cluded provision for absolute freedom
of the seas, ' a contention which has
been the keystone of all the diplomatic
discussions with Germany and Great
Britain, and virtual guarantees of ter
ritorial integrity and political inde
pendence. Address "Feeler" for Peace.
Officials interpreted the President's
address as a preliminary feeler for
peace in Europe. He outlined the con
ditions on which the United States
would move if it made a formal medi
atory offer with the idea, it was un
derstood, of learning how such sug
gestions would be received abroad.
"I am sure," said the President,
"that the people of the United States
would wish their Government to move
along these lines:
"First Such a settlement with re
gard to their own immediate interests
as the belligerents may agree upon.
We have nothing material of any kind
to ask for ourselves and are quite
aware that we are' in no sense or
degree parties to the present quarrel.
Our interest is only in peace and its
Freedom of Seas Necessary.
"Second An universal association
of the nations to maintain the invi
olate security of the highway of the
seas for the common and unhindered
use of all the nations of the world
and to prevent any war begun either
contrary to treaty covenants or with-
fu warning and full submission of the
,-rcause5-p the opinion of the world
(ConcKied on Page 3. Column 3.)
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FALL FROM PORCH
ALBERT WURZWEILER IS DEAD
SOON AFTEK 30-FOOT DROP.
Victim, With Brother, Owned Large
Eastern Oregon Ranch and Had
Big Mercantile Bnsiness.
Albert "Wurzweiler. 55, fell from the
third-story porch of the Mordaunt
Apartments. Eighteenth and Everett
streets, at 2:30 P. M. yesterday, sus
taining injuries that caused his death
at Good Samaritan Hospital an hour
The Impact of his body as it' struck
the cement walk. 30 feet beneath, was
heard by L. A. Eaton, Janitor of the
apartments, who rushed to offer as
sistance. Mr. Wurzweiler appeared to
be severely injured, but his condition
was not considered alarming:. He was
conscious, and told Mr. Eaton that he
had been overcome with vertigo, which
caused him to fall from the porch.
Mrs. "Wurzweiler was at the hospital
when he tiled. The son. Milton, is a
student at Leland Stanford University,
Palo Alto, CaL A brother. William
Wurzweiler, is at Prineville, where
they were partners in the operation of
one of the largest -stock ranches in
Eastern Oregon. A sister, Mrs. Sam
Rothschild, resides in San Francisco.
Albert Wurzweiler came to Pendle
ton, Or., from Germany in 1882. He
engaged in the general mercantile busi
ness in Pendleton and Joseph, Wallowa
County. Four years ago he came to
He was a member of the Woodmen
of the World, Elks and Oddfellows, a
32d-degree Mason and a Shriner.
MEAT TICKETS REQUIRED
Holders in Germany Must Take
Turn on Sxecial Days.
LON'DON, May 27. The Commune of
Griedenau, near Berlin, has decided to
number all meat tickets as a measure
to check rioting outside butcher shops
according to an Amsterdam dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph Company,
which quotes the Berlin Tageblatt.
Holders of tickets must take their
turn at the butcher, according to num
ber, and those unable to go on the
specified date will get no meat for that
25 YEARS BETWEEN VISITS
Boyhood Friends in Austria Meet at
Porueroy After long Separation.
POMEROT, Wash., May 27 (Spe
cial.) When Fete Theinert, a wealthy
farmer of Garfield County, met and
recognized Frank Corte, two friends
grasped hands after & 2 6-year separa
tion. Forty-five years ago these two
men, then lads, lived in the little vil
lage of Obergostits, Austria, attended
school together and were chums.
Their last meeting was in Wenatchee,
25 years ago.
ONE ON MOOSE COMMITTEE
Linn County Body Shj as Few Vote
and Names Xot Written In.
ALBANY, Or.. May 27. (Special.)
One lone member constitutes the Pro
gressive County Central Committee of
Linn County. He is M. R, Johnson, of
North Harrisburg precinct.
In the recent primaries the few Pro
gressives who voted wrote in the name
of no other central committeemen. No
Progressive votes were cast at all in
48 of the 53 precirfcta of the county.
OLYMPIAN 100YEARS OLD
Birthday Cake Feature of Dinner for
OLYMPIA. Wash., May 27. (Special.)
Mrs. J. W. Spencer, of Olympia, gave
a birthday dinner in honor of her
grandfather, Bradley Loper, with 100
candles on the cake.
The centenarian is a native of New
Tork and was reared in Missouri. He
has lived in Olympia 11 years.
PICTORIAL COMMENTS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ON SOME
IS bnirJlfJG DAILY
Favorite Sons Fail to
SECOND BALLOT MAY DECIDE
Band-Wagon Delegates Tak
ing Note of Public Trend. ,
OREGON VOTE SWAYS MANY
Professional Politicians Continue to
Try to Name Some Other Than
Justice, but Those In Ranks
Feel Xew. Yorker Can Win.
OREGONIAS NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 27 Justice Charles R.
Hughes, of New York, continues to be
the favorite in the Republican Presi
dential contest, although he still lacks
the assured support of the necessary
number of delegates to make certain
his nomination. Whether the situation
will change sufficiently in the next
ten days to give him a clear majority
on the second ballot is a matter of
There seems no likelihood that a
nomination will come on the first bal
lot at Chicago, because ' of the large
number of favorite sons and the
pledges that have been made by un
Instructed delegates. But it seems cer
tain that after the first ballot some
of the favorite sons will either with
draw or see their support quickly scat
ter. with a possibility that the nom
ination may come on the second ballot.
Particularly is this likely to occur if
one' or two of the favorite sons, with
substantial followlngs. withdraw after
the first ballot and swing their support
Favorite Son Stock Slumps.
At no time during the preconvention
campaign have the favorite sons shown
any particular strength outside their
immediate localities, and several of the
favorite sons, so-called, are going to
the convention without a single in
structed vote behind them. Since the
Oregon primary, on May 19; favorite
son stock has taken a tremendous
slump. Today there Is not one among
all the favorite sons- who shows any
signs Of adding materially to his
strength "after the first ballot; rather,
the indication Is the other way.
The . Republican old guard is busy
and has been busy for two weeks to
head off the trend toward Hughes in
the hope of bringing about the nom
ination of some Republican more ac
ceptable to the old party leaders. But
the attempt to check the Hughes' tide
has thus far met with no success. The
great difficulty of the anti-Hughes
men is to find a candidate who can
command the support of all delegates
whose first choice is some other can
didate than Hughes. No such ma'n has
developed and, what is equally impor
tant. Hughes is the second choice, and
frequently the actual personal prefer
ence of many delegates now instructed
to support favorite sons.
Root Choice of Old Gnard.
Root, of New York, is really the
first choice of the old guard and has
been for some time, but there have
been no developments which encourage
Root's friends to believe they can nom
inate him or that they can elect him
If he should be nominated. The hope
has been entertained that perhaps
Roosevelt, after a series of ballots,
might swing into line for Root and
at least give him a chance for the
nomination; but if Roosevelt himself
should make such a move and there
is not the slightest indication that he
contemplates such a thing he could
(Concluded on Pace 5.- Column 3.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAY'S Maxima m temperature, W
aeyreea; minimum, fil decrees.
TODAY'S -Fair; northwesterly winds.
Berlin regards all talk of peace mm futile.
ejection J, page 3.
British army In France greatly Increased.
bection J, page 4.
General GalllcnJ dies. Section 1, page 4.
Army not to be withdrawn from Mexico.
Section 1, page 4.
Fresldent Wilson 'sounds note for peace.
Section 1, pagv 1. : m
DnnifStlr, ' 1
Justice Hughes already as good as chosen.
says Senator Jones. Section 3, page
Court fixes minimum sale price of Western
Pacific at S18.0O0.O00. Section 1, page a.
Ir. H Irmon makes great address at Min
neapolis conentlon. Section 1. page 8.
Denver abandonment of commission rule
laid to cost of method. Section 1. page
Justice Hughes' strength Is growing daily.
Section 1, page 1.
Chicago Coliseum being put In shape for
Republican convention. Section 1. page 6.
Four kilted at fire at colfege in Iowa. Sec
tion 3, page 1.
Three thousand pilgrims climb Sagamora
Hill to see Roosevelt. Section 1, page t.
Masonic Grand Lodges will convene at Al
bany next week. - Section 1, page 8.
Bar View Summer resort is being restored
after storm ravages. Section 1, page
Idaho Auditor accused of getting state loans
oil land he once owned. Section X
.page 7. . -
Thirty to get degree at Willamette Univer
sity. Section 1. page t.
Enoph A. Bryan enters Washington Sena
torial race. Section 1, page 5.
Graduating class at CorvalHs has 268 mem
bers. Section 1. page 7.
High school for teachers to be added at
University .of Oregon. Section 1, page '.
Merry Queen Rose rules Oregon City on
Booster day. Section 1, page I.
Rosebnrg Strawberry Festival closed with
street rarnlva.1. Section 1, page 8,
Commercial and Marine. .
More wfsnl coming to Portland than In any
former year. Section i!, page 1J.
Wheat treaU at Chicago on rains In South
west. Section 2. page 15.
Protest to allies responsible for helivy clos
ing on stock market. Section page 13.
Subsidence of Wall-street speculation dur
ing past week. Section 2, page 1&.
Great gowth of American ports is shown.
Hection 2. page 16.
High Spring freshet possibility is problem.
Section 2, page 16.
New oil burner. Brook field, attracts atten
tion. Section '2, page 16.
Golfers getting into trim for state tourney.
Section 2, page 4.
Baby Beavers play Wildcats here .today.
Section 2, page Jt.
Washington oarsmen leave California 16
lengths oehlr.d. Section 2, page
The Oregonlan roller skating marathon prize
list issued. Section 2, page 6.
Pacific Coast league results: Vernon 4,
Portland 2; Los Angeles 4, Oakland 1;
Salt Lake 9. Sau Kranciaco 6. Section 2,
O. A. C. defeats Washington on track. Sec
tion 2, page 1.
Senators bt-at Athletics twice and step Into
lead. Section 2, page 2.
Giants take two more for 16 straight. Sec
tlon 2. page 2. .
Gou wins singles title and Lewis 'father
and son) take doubles tennis title at
Muitnoman. becuon page o.
Washington takes tennis championship in
matches with Oregon. Section 2. page o.
Automobiles and Roads.
'w substitute for gasoline said to have
proved excellence. Section 4, page 10.
Bulck agent makes 1520-mile trip In 13 days.
section 4, page 11.
New means of motor access to "Yellowstone
Park ready. Section 4, page 8.
Drive to Estacada delight to autoists. Sec
tion 4, page 8.
Cadillac makes Los Angeles-New Tork run
in seven day and half. Section 4, page 7,
Real Bstate and Building.
Realty Board members lock horns over pav
lng report. Section 4, page 12.
Lot In business section sold in ' trade for
farm tract. Section 4, page la.
Sisters of Good Shepherd will spend $125,000
in ouuaing. becuon 4, page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Three School Board candidates announce
their platforms. Section 1. page 17.
Rose Festival and highway advertise Port
land In Eastern papers. Section 1, page 19.
Mr. Blgelow thinks wood reported short
never was cut. Section 1, page 19.
Draft of rural credits bill made. Section 1,
Columbia River Highway to be dedicated
June 7. Section i, page 14.
Albert Wurzweiler,' stockman, killed by fall
trom porch. Section 1, page 1.
Memorial day celebration to be general.
faection l, page id.
Plans for Preparedness Parade on June
about complete. Section 1, page 15.
Missing license tag on murder car is found.
Section 1, page 14.
Masked parade will close Festfval. Section
1, page 14.
Mrs. -Kate Vaughn's lectures on home open
tomorrow, becuon l, page 12.
Gag rule at meeting of Republican County
Central Committee scored. Section 1
Too many laws hamper Oregon, says Edgar
n. .Sensenich. Section 1, page 10.
O.-W. R. A N Company to be Festival host
tt many giris. Section 1, page 10.
Business of Nation won't be shocked If
peace comes. Is symposium revelation.
section 2. page 16.
WHITE IS GUILTY
IN FIRST DEGREE
Jury -Quickly Convicts
INSANITY PLEA IS FUTILE
Prisoner Abandons Hope and
Seems Resignedto Fate. t
SENTENCE TO BE JUNE 1
Trial Concludes With Evidence of
State's Alienists, Who Declare
Confessed Murder Sane; Court
Ignores "Moral Imbecility.
XEW TORK. May 27. Convicted of
murder in the first degree for poison
ing hie father-in-law, John E. Peck,
a millionaire drug manufacturer, of J
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Dr. Arthur War
ren Walte Is tonight in the Tombs
prison where he will remain until Jus
tice Clarence J. Shearn sentences him
on June 1 to death in the electric chair.
Walter R, Deuel, the young dentist's
chief counsel, said tonight the verdict
of guilty was a proper one. Tie de
clared that all that could be done for
the defendant had been done in the trial
which ended today. One of Mr. Deuel"s
assistants said, nevertheless, that prep
arations are being made to take an
appeal at once. Mr. Deuel was in con
sulatlon with his client for a few min
utes after Waite was remanded to his
cell in the Tombs this afternoon.
State Ready o Combat Appeal.
District Attorney Swann said tonight
that if an appeal were taken, his office
would be ready in 10 days to argue the
case in the higher courts.
Waite declined to make any state
ment from his cell, but said he might
issue "some impression" later. That he
was inclined to accept the verdict as
final and was resigned to his fate
seemed to be indicated by his remark.
"This is a great relief." as he was led
from the courtroom.
The dentist, who admitted not only
the murder of Mr. Peck, but also of
Mrs. Hanna Peck, his mother-in-law.
and who admitted that he attempted to
kill his wife's aunt. Miss Katherine
Peck, apparently had no doubt that
the jury would convict him. As the
Jury -retired he turned to his brother,
Frank, and said:
"The Jury should not be out five min
utes. It was a long, drawn-out pro
ceeding." Walte Rraulii Hopeleaa.
Half an hour later he remarked: "I
don't understand this."
"You should not talk that way. said
Frank. "They may be finding you not
"Oh. yes, they will find me guilty,
insisted Dr. Waite.
The trial lasted six days, which was
almost a record for brevity for an im
portant murder trial here in recent
years. As compared with Walte's trial.
the first trial of Charles Becker for
the murder of Herman Rosenthal
lasted 16 days, while Harry K. Thaw's
first trial occupied 42 days.
Leaving the courtroom at 1:20 P. M..
the jury was out only one. hour and 25
minutes. After returning the verdict,
the foreman declared the jurors had
made a compact not to reveal the na
ture of their deliberations.
The young dentist preserved his non
chalant demeanor, not only while fac
ing the Jury to learn his fate, but after
he was led. back, to the Tombs prison.
Conviction Apparent Relief.
Apparently unmoved, he confronted
the jury without displaying other emo
tion than relief that the ordeal was
over. When he had given his pedigree
.t'oncluded on Par 2, Column 2.)
EVENTS IN THE PAST
FOUR KILLED AT
FIRE IN COLLEGE
FRESHMAN AND OFFICIAL. IN
IOWA SCHOOL JIKET PEATII.
Four-Tort Bell Cra.-hes on Men
Trying to Save Keeords Others
Hurt Itesculng Art Works.
OSKALOOSA. la., May 27. Four men
were killed, two badty injured and
property damage estimated at between
180,000 and 1100,000 wrought by the
fire in the main building of the Penn
College here early today.
Robert II. Williams, business man
ager of the college and state secretary
of the Prohibition party: Harry Oak
ley, a freshman; George Ruber, a rail
road fireman, and an unidentified man
George Mincar and Howard Kcllcy,
students, are in the hospital.
The fire broke out In the biological
laboratory on the second floor of the
building and reached & 40-gallon tank
of alcohol which exploded, scattering
liquid fire In all directions. Insufficient
water pressure hampered the efforts of
the fire department.
Williams and Oakley were killed
while attempting to save the college
records. The fire reached the cupola
and the four-ton college bell crashed
down through the building, wrecking
the front wall and burying the victims
under tons of debris.
Raber and the unidentified man were
in a party of half a dozen who were
carrying buckets from the library when
the bell fell. Raber and his companion
ran toward the front of the building,
while the remainder of the party ran
to the rear. Tons of debris are now
piled on the spot where the two were
Minear and Kelley were hurt while
rescuing the S. H. M. Byera art col
lection, which was hung In the chapel
hall. The collection Is said to be worth
150,000. Both will likely recover.
WHARF FALLS; 5 MEN HURT
Captain of Steamer liandcn Among
Injured at Port Orford.
GOLD BEACH. Or May 27. pe
cial.) The wharf at Port Orford col
lapsed at 3 o'clock this afternoon, in
juring five men. two probably fatally.
The steamer Bandon. owned by the
A. F. Kstabrook Company, en route
from Bandon to San Francisco, called
at Port Orford for a deck load of ties
and tied up to the wharf to take on a
cargo. Five thousand ties were piled
on the wharf. The swell drew the ves
sel against the wharf while on the
bound, and the vessel pulled the wharf
Those injured are Jesse Sutton.
George Forty. John Stone, John Hill
and the captain of the Bandon.
Several others saw the impending
accident irj time to reach safety.
FAIR WEATHER PREDICTED
Government Forecasts Normal Tem
peratures for Ensuing Week.
WASHINGTON, May 27. Weather
forecasts for the week beginning Sun
day for various parts of the country,
issued by the Weather Bureau today,
Rocky Mountain and Plateau regions
and Pacific States:
"Generally fair weather with normal
temperature is probable during the
RIGGS BANKERS ACQUITTED
Three Officials on Trial for Perjury
Found Xot Guilty.
WASHINGTON. May 27. The three
Riggs bank oficlals. on trial here for
perjury,, were today found not guilty af
ter the Jury had deliberated nine min
Charles C. Glover, president: W. J.
Flather, vice-president, and H. H.
Flather, former cashier, were the de
British Steamer Sunk.
LONDON. May 27. The British
steamship Danewood has been sunk
Her crew was landed.
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MERRY- QUEEN ROSE
RULES OREGON CITY
Booster- Day Crowds
Are Greatest Yet.
PORTLAND ATTENDS IN FORCE
. E. Werlein Plots to Steal
Queen, but Is Caught.
DEMON PESSIMISM SLAIN
Rosartans and Large Delegation
From Portland Arrives Aboard
Grahamonu; Governor Heard,
and Concert Is Given.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 27. (Spec-
cial.) The demon pessimism was de
stroyed today at what was undoubt
edly the best-attended and best-arranged
booster-day and stock-show
celebration in the history of the city.
The demon was pulled from the river
when fishermen went out to catch a
salmon for Queen Rose. As an example
to all knockers, he was paraded
through the streets in a cage and at
sundown tonight he was shot and then
But the demonstration was unneces
sary. If thero were human followers
of the demon in Oregon City, they were
hidden in the cellars. King Joy. as
sisted by King Earl and Queen Rose.
today held undisputed sway over Ore
gon City and the thousands who cam a
here from Portland and all parts of
Honarlana Try to Steal Quern.
The one unexpected break In the
programme was when t!v Portland Ro-'
sarlans. who were here -lth their band,
attempted to kidnap Queen Rose and
take her to Portland. They had her
Royal Majesty in an automobile and
were doing their best to slip away
when caught by Sheriff Wilson. Deputy
Sheriff Frost and Special Agent Maher,
of the Portland Railway. IJght A.Pow
er Company. A party of Fallsarians
backed up -the officers.
'Surrender our queen," demanded the
Sheriff. J. K. Werlein. the Rosarlan
at the bottom of the plot, was reluc
tant to follow the command, but finally
a compromise was reached by which,
the Rosartans surrendered Queen Rose
and the Oregon City Fallsarians prom
ised to send a delegation of 10.000 from
Clackamas County to the Portland Rose
Festival in June.
(ovrrnor la Heard.
Portland turned out in truly loyal
style to the celebration, and it is large
ly through Its co-operation that the
celebration can be classed as the best
in the town's history, in the opinion of
members of the publicity committee of
the Commercial Club. The Rosartans.
the Portland Ad Club and other Port
land organizations were represented
in Qie parade, and the Motorboat Club
assisted with the events on the river.
The Portland party came here on the
Tie morning was devoted to an ad
dress by Governor Withycombe, the
stock parade, stock-judging and drills
and a May-pole dance by the children
of the schools, and early in the after
noon a salmon and the demon pes
simism were caught. The grand pa
rade, headed by Marshal J. T. Apper
son. began its march through the crowd
that filled Main street soon after 2
o'clock. The awards for entrants in
the parade follow:
Grange floats. Damascus, Or., first:
lodge floats. Woodmen, first; Live
Wires, second; commercial. Oregon Vul
canizing Company, first; out-of-town
floats, Gladstone, first; Beaver Creek,
second: lodges, largest number in line,
Concluded on Page 3. Column 1.)