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VOL. XXXV NO. 23.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
All Factions Get To
gether on Train.
HITCHCOCK IS OVER-ACTIVE
Disturbing Element Threatens
to Disrupt Party.
AID BY T. R. JEOPARDIZED
Efforts to Force Through Candidacy
of Hughes May Cause Colonel
, to Cherish Sore Spot and Re-
emit in November Defeat.
ABOARD NORTHERN PACIFIC CON
VENTION SPECIAL. St. Paul. June 3.
(Editorial Correspondence.) A grand
jet-together rally has Just been held in
the rear car by the reunited Republi
can and Progressive delegates and un
official, but willing, barmonizers from
Oregon, "Washington. Idaho and Mon
tana. There was speechmaking, sing
ing and a general falling on one an
other's necks in sign of reconciliation
and a happy future. The Republican
orators eloquently admitted that they
may not have been altogether without
fault in 1912 and the Progressives were
disposed to concede that a monopoly of
patriotism and Americanism did not
abide with them.
It was a significant and auspicious
occasion, a pleasant augury for next
week at Chicago. Apparently the Pro
eresslves from the great Northwest
have no chip on either shoulder, and
Just as plainly Republicans are not in
cllned to make conditions of Progres
sive return to the fold humiliating or
Way to TTnlto Made Clear.
Tt is once more obvious that you can
not be an enemy of a man If you un
derstand him or of a party if you give
its members and its critics a chance to
eat, drink" and be merry together and
to talk it out. If the two Chicago con
ventions would charter a large steamer
and, excluding candidates, bosses, but
ters in, button-holers and by-standers,
go out on Lake Michigan together for
a week or less, all differences would
disappear in the glow of mutual good
feeling and there would be a mighty
homecoming. The way to unite is to
But I am not encouraged to think
that the situation at Chicago is so well
la hand. The course of affairs there
is rather disquieting to anyone who
hopes for an agreement between the
parties as to platform and candidatea
Obviously one grave of a deserved
oblivion has opened up too soon and
dedicated to schemes of mischief, the
materialized ghost of at least one ac
compllshed and past master of failure
Hitchcock Is Disturber.
5 refer to Frank Hitchcock, the self.
appointed and self-annolnted prophet
and evangel of the Hughes movement.
He made a lot of unnecessary trouble
for Taft, and now he has sought to
grab the drum-major's big baton and
lead the Hughes procession. He does
not belong there. Nobody belongs
there. The Hughes candidacy la not a
manipulated creation of old-time
steam-roller inspiration. It is and will
be nothing if It is not a genuine and
spontaneous product of compromise
and elimination self-elimination of
avowed candidates, who should be per.
mitted to retire srracefully and in good
Now Hitchcock and his busy-body
lieutenants have made or sought to
make of Hughes a partisan candidate,
who will override everybody and every-
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LOST; 1 IS AFLAME
FISHERMEN REPORT CREWS OF
Fishing Cutter Reaches Denmark
Port With 1 4 Empty Torpedo
Tubes Found at Sea.
KSBJEBG, Denmark. June 2, via Lon
don, June S. Two Zeppelin dirigible
balloons axe reported by fishermen returning-
to port today to have been de-
troyeiL Of one airship all the mem
bers of the crew are said, to have per
ished. The Avis Lamvtg states that fisher
men arriving this afternoon report
that yesterday they saw a Zeppelin in
flames as the result of gunfire and
that the air vessel was destroyed 40
miles off the Thyboroln Canal. The
fishermen say the entire crew per
ished. The Ekstr-Dladt says fishermen ar
riving- at Rinv KJoblng say they saw
another Zeppelin destroyed yesterday
several miles from these waters.
A fishing cutter today brought into
Esbjerg 14 empty torpedo tubes.
TELEPHONE RATE REDUCED
Grays Harbor Residents to Get Serv
ice for $1.50 Monthly.
ABERDEEN, Wash., June- 3. (Spe
cial.) Cosmopolls residents hereafter
will pay 31.60 a month for telephone
service, instead of 32.50. according to a
concession made by the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph Company.
Cosmopolis united with the Aber
deen Chamber of Commerce in asking
this reduction before the public service
commission, but before the hearing was
completed the telephone company
agreed to make the requested reduc
DEMOCRATS' PLANS MADE
Wilson and Marshall to Be Nomi
nated Saturday Morning.
ST. LOUIS. June 3. President Wil
son and Vice-PresMent Marshall are
to be nominated as the Democratic
party standard-bearers for the Presi
dential campaign some time early Sat
urday morning at tne final session of
the Democratic National Convention.
Plans for the session have been
agreed upon by National Chairman Mc-
Combs and the committee on arrange
ments. BROKER 'COMES TO SENSES'
NV-v Yorker Who Disappeared at
Duluth Wakens In Minneapolis.
DULUTH, . Minn., June 3. Rush G.
Estee, prominent New York broker and
clubman, who disappeared Wednesday
night from the steamer yacht Rambler,
returned to Duluth today.
He reported that he "came to his
senses ' in the Great Northern Rail
road yards in Minneapolis this morn
ing and hurried back to Duluth.
KING'S BIRTHDAY IS QUIET
Firing of Salutes Dispensed With at
London by Royal Wish.
LONDON, June 3. This was King
George's birthday, but the only official
celebration was a general hoisting of
flags on government offices and other
In accordance with the King's desire,
there was no firing of salutes and all
ordinary observances were dropped.
FAIR WEATHER PREDICTED
Weather Bureau Forecast Says Rose
Festival Week Will Be Warm.
WASHINGTON. June 3. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday, Issued by the Weather Bureau
"Rocky Mountain and plateau regions
and Pacific States Generally fair tem
peratures above seasonal averages.
CRY OF THOUSANDS
Passes in Review.
GIGANTIC CROWD IS THRILLED
Estimate of Marching Throng
From 15,000 to 20,000.
BANDS PLAY MARTIAL AIRS
Portland Men and Women Partici
pate in Noteworthy Ceremo
nial to Express Belief in
Defense of Homes.
This was the unquestioned sentiment
of what Is variously estimated at be
tween 15,000 and 20,000 citizens who
marched through Portland's streets last
night, their shoulders squared, their
heads up, alert and radr facing the
duties of today with confidence and
courage. ' "
It was one of the biggest parades
ever held in Portland. It required one
hour and five minutes to pass a given
On this basis it is estimated that the
number in line was approximately 16,
000. This was the figure of Judge C.
U. Gantenbein, chairman of the com
mittee on arrangements, who saw the
entire lines pass in review.
Other unofficial estimates placed the
number at as high as 20,000.
"Prepare!" declared countless ban
ners that the marchers carried, differ
ent slogans being prominent, but all
speaking for this one idea.
Music Is Militant.
Even the 15 brass bands in the in
terminably long line of march blared
"Prepare" for the lively marching and
patriotic arrs they played could mean
this and nothing else.
The footfalls of the marchers spelled
out this same slogan on the asphalt.
The applause of the massed thousands
of spectators who filled every pos
sible vantage point on the downtown
streets where the parade passed echoed
and re-echoed the warning of the
marching hosts, "Prepare!"
The marching column called atten
tion to a world on fire, and drew all
eyes to the lamentable fact that Amer
ica is living in a house immeasurably
far from being fireproof.
The flags that fluttered everywhere
waved the message to prepare,- to
guard the country from every possible
ill. and they roused in the watching
thousands the spirit of the occasion
Last night's parade was a tremendous
and impressive demonstration for pre
paredness. It brought that lesson
home to the city as nothing else could
do. It was a vivid object lesson in
patriotism and at a moment when the
country is aflame with the patriotic
Agred Veterans Make Impression.
In all the long column there was no
more impressive section than that con
taining the veterans of the Civil War.
Nearly 100 of the "Boys of '61" marched
buoyantly along behind the stirring
music of a drum corps, disdaining the
use of automobiles that the committee
had placed at their disposal. Several
score of others, however, too feeble to
walk, rode in the machines, waving
American flags at the cheering crowds
as they passed.
Continuous applause also greeted the
motor cars containing a dozen Confed
erate veterans. They proudly displayed
the stars and stripes on the body of the
cars, and carried small flags in their
The roll of drums, the blare of bugles.
the rhythm of men marctiTng In long,
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COMMENTS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ON SOME
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTFRDAVS Maximum temperature 75
decrees; minimum. GO degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, northwesterly winds.
Delegates en route to Convention find true
key to harmony. Section 1. page 1.
Oregon delegation leads Hughes movement
by calling supporters together for organi
zation. Section 1, page 4.
Republican leaders admit that Hughes holds
lead on first ballot. Section 1. pace 6.
Movement toward Hughes takes on apeed.
Section 1, page 5.
Irvin . S. .Cobb writes of thousands of favor.
He sons In parade. Section 1. page 1.
Pro-con ventlon snapshots. Hectlon 1, page 5.
War. ' '
England's gloom lightens in face of later
reports. Section 1. page 2.
Losses In naval fight nearly even, British
think. Section 1, page 1.
General revision of neutrality laws proposed
in memorandum to Congress. Section 1,
Secretary Lansing replies to critics of Na
tional Government. Section 1. page 3.
Land grant conferees agree on basis of 70
per cent to Oregon. Section 1, page 0.
130.214 march In Chicago preparedness
parade. Section 1, page 3.
Tnnes is found guilty. Section 1, page B.
Nine bodies recovered from Packard, Iowa.
wreck. Section 1, page 3.
Northwest tourney at traps will open here
today. Section 2, page 1.
Stanley Coveleskle, ex-Beaver, beats Red
Sox, 11-2. Section 2. page 3.
Giants defeat Reds, 7-4. Section 2, page 2.
Oregon takes meet; four Conference records
broken. Section 2. page 3.
Ritchie and Gruman irs ready to clash
Tuesday night. Section 2, page 2.
Wisconsin wins track meet. Section 2.
Battling Nelson very low after operation.
Section 2, pags 6.
Sixty entered for state golf tournament.
which opens tomorrow. Section 2, page 4.
Public golf links at Seattle pays. Eectlon 2,
Four teams may tie for Inte'rclty League
lead today. Section 2, page S.
Mayor Albee will bs roller marathon starter.
Section 2. page 6.
Festival week will have big sport pro
gramme. Section 2. page 4.
Mediocre golfers to have tourney at Port
land Club. Section 2, page 4.
Ty Cobb la regaining; stride in batting. Sec
tion z, page o.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 14.
JUos Angeles 10; an Francisco 1, Oakland
0: Vernon 0, Salt Lake 4. Section 2,
Indian chiefs confer with Governor Lister
over fishing privileges. Section 1. page S.
Polk County Republicans organize for vigor
ous right. bection 1. page 4.
Commencement exercises open auspiciously
at Linlversity of Oregon. Section 1,
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern Oregon wool sells at sharp advances.
bection page la.
Twenty-cent decline in local flour quotationa.
section z, page ij,
Railway earnings in April show large gains.
bection pags ia.
Prospects at San Francisco brighter for
settlement of big strike. Section 1.
Portland Chamber of Commerce to seek
meana of settling strike. Section 1.
Looting of wrecked steamer Santa Clara
being investigated. section 2, page Is.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mob rushes woman who desecrates flag. Sec
tion l, page l.
R. P. Hutton indicted for political criminal
libel, fcecllon 1. pags IS.
Plans for dedication of Columbia Rlvsr
.Highway are complete. Section 1, page la.
Many stats conventions scheduled for festi'
val weea. becuon 1. page la.
Business men are invited to attend military
training camp. section j, page 1W.
Stats Bankers' Association to meet in Port
land tins week, bection 1. page Is.
Club and other courtesies to bs extended
visiting- naval officer. Section 1, page 17.
Children to take extensive part in Ross
Festival, bection 1, page 14.
Tenth of fund needed for Armenians is given.
bectiyn -i, page n.
Peru chagrined by slight of McAdoo party.
becuou x, page x.
Festivities start for Reed graduates. Sec
tion 1, page lit.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dwler, early settlers.
aie a wee apart, becuou j, page 14.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page 7.
Maxamaa to climb Marys Peak. Section 1.
Judge Langguth tests street car speed and
acquits motorman. Section 1, page 12.
Large Oregon delegation signs for Los An
geles Knights Templar conclave. Section
1. page 13.
Pacific University reorganises faculty for
Fail term. Section 1. pags 12.
Move to consolidate Pacific University and
Albany College Interests alumni. Section
1, page 12.
Mrs. Pankhurst coming to Hellig Tuesday.
Section 1, page 10. . .
Mrs. Vaughn wins appreciation for cooking
lectures. Section -1, pags 11.
Two thousand at Seventh Day Adventlst
camp meeting. Section 1, page 1L
Republican state committee may meet after
delegates return. Section 1, page 10.
New York writer reaches Portland after
soul-stlrrlng auto trip. Section 1. page 8.
Perjury in successful suits against streetcar
company is confessed. Section 1, page 6.
Thousands march for preparedness in Port
n land. Section 1, page 1.
61te for banking home at cost of $200,000
week's biggest deal. Section 4, page 12.
Irvin Cobb Says He Saw
Them Parade All Day.
SELF-SACRIFICE IS AMAZING
Writer Wonders That so Many
Are Willing to Be President.
NOBODY VERY DEFINITE
Principal News Gleaned Is That
Chicago "Will Be Dry for Two
Days, but That Kentucky
Delegates Have Oasis.
BT IRVIN S. COBB.
CHICAGO. 111.. June 3. Hardly had I
landed in this pleasant city this after
noon when I encountered indisputable
evidences that the impending Republi
can National convention aireaay nau
assumed proportions unparalleled in
the history of American politics.
At the moment of emerging from the
station I heard band music, not one
band only, but dozens of bands If one
might judge by the confusion of har
monic sounds, and in the same instant
beheld, advancing in my direction
down the wide straight avenue, a
pageant of impressive bulk, and appar
ently of length. Immediately by the
exercise of that power of trained dis
cernment which all experienced re
porters admit to having. I knew the
turnout for what It wasi. It was a
parade of favorite sons, accompanied
by their friends, well-wishers, pledged
delegates and publicity accelerators.
Flock of Favorite Sons Koted.
Leading the van came a splendid
band playing with rare forethought
and appropriatenees the good old hymn
"Just as I Am Without One Plea." and
Immediately behind the band. 20 abreast
and a city block deep, their faces all
alight with hope, their eyes beaming
welcome upon the crowded sidewalks
marched the first grand division of
Looming high above the reat while
yet the head of the line was some dis
tance from me. I thought I recognized
the tall slender and erect form of the
Honorable Charles Warren Fairbanks,
of Indianapolis, a state which has never
yet failed to hearken when the cry
went up from the Nation for favorite
sons. He seemed to be wearing a blue
polka dot necktie, and Summer trousers
of red and white stripes. But when
tne serrieo. ranKS arew nearer I saw
my error. It was not Mr. Fairbanks at
all; it was a half furled flag, and
what I had mistaken for a necktie was
the Star Spangled Union.
But undoubtedly Mr. Fairbanks must
have been there, and along with him
all the other favorite sons, including
Senator William Alden Smith, of
Michigan, who is not a regular favor
no son. out only a volunteer; and
Senator T. Coleman DuoonL who has
the pivot at State of -Delaware right
wnere he can put his band on it. and
who. I imagine, was accompanied by
his favorite hunting dog. Duponto, and
an tnose other favorite sons, whose
names and voting address for the
moment escape me.
Naabei la Lesion.
Readers of the dispatches emanat
ing from Chicago during the last few
days may have gathered that there
never were favorite aons more numer
ous than at the present moment. Even
so. the country at large cannot possibly
realize the combined strength of the
favorite sons movement. To set any
thing like an approximate conception
of its growth and Its extent the aver
age citizen should have been able to
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EVENTS IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS
MOB RUSHES WOMAN
DR. MARIE EQCI BREAKS STAFF
AND CRUMPLES EMBLEM.
Opposition to Preparedness Indi
cated by Banner She Carries".
Action Infuriates Crowd.
Dr. Marie Equl was mobbed by SO
men 1 last night at West Park and
Taylor streets Just as the Preparedness
parade was starting, when she crum
bled an American flag handed her and
broke Its staff.
Dr. Equl was riding in an auto
carrying a banner - on which read:
"Prepare to Die. tt'orklngmfn, J. P.
Morgan & Co. Want Preparedness for
Profit. Thou Shalt Not Kill."
T. K. Crowley, a plumber, saw the
banner and rushed to Dr. Equl offering
her an American flag. She scorned it.
and. according to Mr. Crowley, crum
bled It and broke the staff.
A crowd of men. seeing the enact
ment of the desecration, rushed to the
scene, and. led by T. J. Kelly, a long
shoreman, grabbed the banner which
Dr. Equi carried, and it became bits
In the hands of the infuriated crowd,
which numbered by that time more
than 50 men of all walks of life.
Patrolman Cash intercepted and took
Dr. Equl.' Mr. Crowley and Mr. Kelly
to the police station, where their names
were taken and all released on their
Mr. Kelley and Mr. Crowley declared
they would swear out a warrant
against Dr. Equi charging desecration
of the flag Monday. Dr. Equl said she
would swear out a warrant charging
disorderly conduct by the men.
On another occasion during the pa
rade Dr. Equi was "rushed" by
crowd of lawyers marching at Eleyenth
and Hall streets.' Her sign was broken
up mere also, but no arrests were
made at that Place. Friends of Dr.
Equi said she carried a flag on her
uto. The lawyers said she did not.
MAIL RIFLED OF $4000
Pouclt Is Robbed in Depot and
Bank Remittances Taken.
ROUNDUP. Mont.. June 3. A pouch
containing registered mail was cut open
and rifled of between $4000 and 15000
In currency in the Milwaukee depot in
Roundup Thursday night, according to
information which was today given ou
by postal authorities. The cache is said
to have consisted of bank remittances
and postal funda from Klein to the
depositary at Helena,
The registered packages were In
closed In an ordinary first-clasa mail
pouch, which waa sent to the depot a
the usual hour for train No. 17. The
robbery was not discovered until the
clerk on the train opened the pouch to
sort its contents.
LETTER 10 YEARS ON WAY
Dr. Knott, of Hoseburg, Receives
Missive Mailed in Iowa in 1006.
ROSEBURO, Or.. June 3. fPpeclal.)
Ten years ago a letter, written in an
Iowa city, was mailed to Dr. Knott, at
that time a single man. Last Saturday
Dr. Knott went to the postofftce at
Glendale and received the letter.
The letter had beep lost for a decade,
but nevertheless was received with
pleasure by its reclpiant.
No explanation of the delay was of
fered. WAITE T0BE DIVORCED
Judge Announces He Will Give De
cree to AVlfe Before Execution.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. June 3.
Judge Major S. Dunham today an
nounced that be will grant a divorce
on July 1 to Mrs. Clara Louise Peck
Waite, wife of Dr. Arthur Warren
Waite, who recently was convicted in
New York of the murder of Mrs.
Waite's father, John E. Peck, of this
city, who is to be electrocuted during
the week of July 10.
Mrs. Waite will probably go to Cali
fornia for a long rest Immediately after
ehe obtains her divorce.
. i-VSis I
LOSSES ABOUT EVEN
IS BRITISH BELIEF
Sea Battle No Longer
Regarded as Disaster.
SUPREMACY OF WAVES KEPT
London Maintains Only Part of
Fleet Was in Action.
BERLIN SAYS ALL FOUGHT
English Ilorror-Stricken by Iai.s of
Life, Only Few Hundred of the
6 000 on Sunken Vessels Be
ing Sarefl From Death.
LONDON. June 3. The latest reports
from the British fleet, from neutral
vessels which witnessed parts of the
great naval battle in the North Sea,
and from survivors, cause the British
publlo to believe the engagement was
not so near a defeat as at first re
ported and In no wise a disaster. The
British losses, with all the craft en
gaged accounted for. were three battle
cruisers, three cruisers and eight de
stroyers. The German looses are believed to
have been about the same number of
ships, although of a much lesa aggre
gate of tonnage.
Supremacy f sra Held.
British naval experta maintain thai
Great Britain contlnuea to hold the
supreme command of the sea by a safe
margin and that her enormous navy
could better afford the losses It suf
fered than could the smaller German
establishment. The first reports of the
heavy loss of life have not been revised.
Great Britain mourna for more than
4000 of her best seamen and the whole
nation la oppressed with sadness, which
is reflected In the facea of all the peo
ple of London.
There were some 6000 men on the
ships which sunk, and only a few hun
dred have been saved. The horrors of
modern naval warfare, far exceeding
those when wooden ships fought and
continued to float even when they
ceased to be fighting units, were real
ised to their utmost. From five of the
largest ships which went under with
a complement of more than 4000 men,
only seven Junior officers and a few
seamen were rescued.
No Ships Surrender.
Rear-Admiral Honorable Horace
Lambert Hood, second in command to
Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty. and
Captains Sowerby. Cay and Prows were
lost with many others, whose names
are not yet known, because the govern
ment has not so far Issued any casualty
list. There were, no surrenders, and
the ships which went down carried
with them virtually the whole crews.
Only the Warrior, which was towed
part way from the scene of battle to
a British port, was an exception.
Of some thousand men on the Queen
Mary, only a corporal's guard la ac-
-ounted tor. The same is true of the
Invincible, while there are no surviv
ors reported from the Indefatigable,
the Defence or the Black Prince.
Its-ports at Variance.
It is Impossible to visualize any co
herent story of the great battle, which
lasted many hours, with the different
units at times fighting scattered en
gagements. The British and German
reports contradict each other flatly on
the main fact. The British assert that
the German fleet retired when the
British battleships appeared, while the
German official statement maintains
that the German forces were in battle
with the entire British fleet.
The British assert that they had only
two divisions engaged and that all the
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