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VOL. XV. NO. 67.
PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 27. 1916. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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French Are Only People Op
posing Speedy End ol the
War, It Is Reported at the
FRANCE FEARS SHE MAY
LOSE RICH TERRITORY f
Ambassador Gerard Quoted;
as Being in Favor of Me
diation by U. S.
It's Abont Tim.
WBKhliiKt.n. May 27 (I'. TV I
William Howfird Tatt met
German A ml;wsnilor von Hci n
storff today, and In th' ours
of their (( itivf rsn t Ion ic'Vireil
to n fi'a't! Ial IipTih Cip.
1-rnKUP l'i Knl'oree 1'pjh'P,
whereupon the Ueiniun envoy
"I t's a lion t lime. '
Vienna. May 1:7. I'.) - Kr:in-
alone is st iMiii; In tlie way of an
early pea'-'-, it -va.i tl l:itl y- r,port,l
today. 1S1 n:'..i advi'f lae re
cently liecn caliUil liy I n ted Press
CorreMpomient s in liome and 0f;rlin.)
IGrrut Hiltaln is aid to f. villinp
10 quit witliont at t tnpt i f i n an ff'cn
lve on tlis western front. : ranee.
Iiowevcr. strongly di-slns a finai tet
Of military t i enutli, liecausp lir hi 111 -afion
is tiie in', m despoiHtt; of any of
the prlmipHl entente allies
Fimiro feara (iermany niay not relln
qulwh the rlcli mean of northern Krmice
Which tie. knl.ser'8 nrnilew hold. Alfi,
the 1'rein h ha v e . nothlnt; with vhlch
to hniRnin tor piaie.
Berlin. May 27. 7 I. N. S.) (Jreat
Bliinlflianr e wan attached here todtiy
to n Interview with American Am
basHadur Gerard in the Munich Ga
zette, In which Gerard la quoted as
' "Sow that concord exitrtn btwon
Gartnuay"' and the I'nlted States, fol-
(Concluded in I'niie Two. Column Two. I
PART OF CUiERES
BUT ARE DRIVEN OUT
Allies Resume Offensive in
Verdun Sector; Claim Ap
Pari a. May "7. (I. N. S
! rench agimi urc on the offensive in
the Verdun sedlor and ha'. c registered
Important gHiiia. according to today's
comiminhiiie. A part of I'uiiiieres has
been retaken from the Germans and
niuch ground has been gained In the
Vicinity of J. Mort Homme.
' "In a dories of vigorous French at
tacks in which terrific hand-to-haiid
fighting followed, the Germans were
ousted from the southern part of
Cuinieres. Our forces are firmly hold
ing this part of the town," Bays the
"A French attack northeast of Cu
.mieres resulted in the gaining of much
ground.' Violent counter-attacks by the
nemy were repelled.
"Appreciable advances also were
made by our forces, in attacks against
Hill No. 304.
"Strong German attack's south of
Douaumont were repulsed."
: Driven Out, Say Germans.
! Berlin, .May 27.- (U. P.) French
penetrated the village of Cumleres dur
ing furious fighting northwest of
Verdun, but they were later driven
out, the official statement declared
today. The Germans took 63 prisoners.
Fast of the Meuse, Germans reached
heights southwest of Thiaumont forest
and tiie French attempted vainly to
Stem the advance hy counter attacks.
(South of Fort Doiuumont two enemy
assaults failed, said the statement.
Shu Kraiieixen. ly 27. (l N. s. ) Jim le
nient or conilillon feileml reserve l.nnW ut close
vl business May 'M. i'.'Hi:
ti"ll coin mid fold certificates
le'ewn vhiiIik f5.3MH.OuO
1" C"M met (lenient fund O.imi.l'O
In B"ll redemption fund lo.ooo
Lesal tender notes, silver, etc S.OoO
Ci lumen Ul i.ni.r (rediscounts)..
I nlleil 8tal's l.nd
Milhtciiml u arrant
federal reserve notes in band of
All other resource
f 28, 821,000
t'uidtal paid In
'pxil, net member banks...
l)eioils. fc'uvei nnient .
v Total liabilities 2S.S2l,JO0
lederal reserve notes ontstanillng
bi bands of public f T.KM.OUO
Jedersl reserve notes In band of
1 Met amount federal ream note
- tsaued to bank by federal reserve
- feol .i....fll.10.0OO
ledurt rnkl and lawfnl money de
posited by bank wlta federal re
BEHIND THE LINES AT VERDUN The photograph shows French soldiers with then
steel helmets preparing to leave their headquarters for duty in the first line trenches. The
slaughter before Verdun of attackers and defenders has been appalling, and the battle be
gun February 21 has continued almost without cessation, with the Germans gradually drawing
closer to the coveted prize.
VVfWI' 'yW'JiiMWaaaEaaa""aaaa t
Mails Maintain German Credit
and Spread Sedition, Ce
London. May 27. fi. N. S.) Co
incident with the publication of th
American note demanding an enJ to
the censorship by the allies of Aini i
can mulls, '.ord Robert Cecil, minister
of war trade and blockade, declared
that the censorship was vital to the
interests of Great Hrita!n. His uttr
lince, which Is semi-official, follows:
"The mails between neutrals con
tinue to be filled with merchandise.
Only six weeks ago in the mails on
the steamer I'nlted States, from New
"lork to Scandinavian ports, we found
ltS packets ot rubhor goods, 17 of fur,
two of graphite and X:; of clothing,
boots and other miscellaneous articles.
"All these neutral mails were filled
with securities, . transfers of money
and nil the machinery used by tier
many in maintaining her ciedit. They
furl her were filled with Gorman
I ropaganda, designed for the promo
tion of sedition and rebellion, not only
in countries governed by Germany's
enemies, but in neutrals as well
"lint even of more ital impo'ince
is tlic lad that through those mails, i
by which the whole system of Giman
espionage is conducted, again and again
its cental's established in neutral coun
tries hae gravely endangered the
safety of the empire.
"I do not believe any of the neutrals
wish to deny our right to unload and
examine the malls unless it b those
persons who base their protest not on
the interest of their own country, but
on that of Germany, ouch persons, for
Instance, as the German-American
Chamber of Commerce at New i'ork,
who recently petitioned the German
government to exact a penal war con
tribution from the Belgians, as a retali
ation for each seizure of mails by
"Naturally, when we first adopted
the present policy, our organization
wa not as efficient as it might havr
been, but I am sure that the criticism
leveled at us now are wholly inaccurate.-'
Portland Boy Wins
Mile at I. C. A. A. A.
Wlndnaffle for CorneU Makes it la 4
Minute. 15 Seconds; Records Broken
by Meredith and Murray.
Cambridge. Mass., May 27. Ted Mer
edith of the I'niversity of Pennsly
vania. in winning the t40 yard dash
at the I. (". A. A. A. meet this after
noon, broke the association s record for
that event, for a circular track, and
smashed the collegiate record for a
straightaway path, traveling the quar
ter mile in 47 2-5 seconds.
Cornell practically cinched- first
honors by laking I ho first lour placen
in tin- two mile run, together with
other victories whicn gave the Ithaca
s hool a total of 28 points.
Winning the finals in the ISO yard
high hurdles this afternoon, "Feg"
Murray of Stanford university estab
lished a new record for the associa
tion 15 seconds, flat.
In the 120 yard hurdles the first heat
was won by Ij. II. Grubb of Cornell
V. S. Murray of Stanford was second.
Time 15 2-.J seconds. T. L. Preble of
California won the second heat. J. K.
Norton of Stanford was .second. This
heat also was run in 15 2-5 seconds.
The mile run was won by I., v. W'ind
negle of Cornell in 4 minutes 15 sec
onds. F. R. Wilson of Stanford ran
Meredith of Ppiiiisj Ivania won the
4t0-yard final in 47 2-5 seconds.
Murray of Stanford took the final In
the. 120-yard hurdle In 15 seconds flat.
Cubb of Corne-ll was second, Preble of
California third and Norton of Stan
In the shot-put, LI versed ge of Cali
fornia won the finals with a put-of
49 feet,' 2V4- Inches. Caughey or Stan,
ford was fourth with i 5 feet. 414
X :. A
Allies to Stop Opening Mails
r. v r. r.
Censorship Vital to Blockade
United States Says It Can No
Longer Tolerate Wrongs
Washington. May 27. (I. N. S.)
The state department last night made
public its note ot" protest agai4t inter
ference with American malls by the
allied governments. The note was de
livered to both the British and French
ambassadors, as their governments
Joined in the memorium of February
28. seeking to justify this interference.
Notice is served on Great .Britain
and France that the Unite! States "can
no longer tolerate t lie wrongs" prac
ticed by those countries.
Demands Radical Chanfe.
Only a radical chanye m the British
and l'rein !i policy will satisfy this
government, the note says. It adds
thai the l.'nited States will press
claims for full reclamation for losses
While the note is not an ultimatum,
it was officially announced at the state
department that the United States ex
pects an early reply."
'i'hiie are indications thit the reply
ol t'ie allied a ernmeii' s will lorce
the mailer to arbitration under tne
Bryan treaties, which are pointed out
by officials as a. bar to aggressive
Practices Are Denounced,.
The note denounces British and
French practices as unwarranted lim
itation on the use by neutrals of the
worlds highway for the transmission
11 is ciiurgcd that the allies have
attempted illegal jurisdiction by force
or unjustifiable means.
The text ot the communication fol
lows: Department of State, " Washington,
D. C, May 24, 1916.
Allies' Note Acknowledged.
1 have the honor to acknowledge re
ceipt of your excellency's note of April
u. last, ti aiisiiniiiiig a memorandum
dated rebiuary 1j. 191t, and com
municated in substance to the Amer
ican amoassador in Liuiidon on teDru
ary 25, in winch ui'e stated the con
tentions of the British and f rench gov
ernments in regard to the right to de
tain and examine parcel and letter
(Concluded on I'ugu Seven. Column Kour)
Journal's Work for
Portland Wins for
It Due Appreciation
Prompt response is made, on
behalf of the Miniature Kumber
company, by George V. I.ee,
who i" a letter to the publisher
of The .Io'.kiuiI acknowledges
the ar'i' le ci ncerning his com
pany that v as published in The
Journal of May J5. In this
letter Mr. Kee incliiues 'the fol
"In our opinion these arti
cles are doing more to encour
age the people of Portland than
any other one tiling ever at
tempted to inspire them to pat
ronize and get back of their
own city to give them addi
tional faith and pride in their
city and themselves.
"We are taking the liberty of
reproducing this page of Tne
Journal as printed, for the
purpose of sending it to the
leading stores of the United
States, where it will reach the
heads of such concern as John
Wanamaker, Marshall Field
and upwards of a thousand
similar leaders in the business
Today's installment of the
"Nothing the Matter With
Portland" series, to be found
under that title on the editorial
page. Is concerned with a quar
tet of fixture and showcase
companies and a maker of f too
laundry trays. , .
British Ambassador Indicates
Allies Will Yield to Wash
Washington, May 27. (U. P.) An
early and satisfactory response to the
rfsVy """ niail seizure protest from
'Jreat Britain and France is expected
ty officials here. The stale depart
ment indicated today that conversa
tions . with British Ambassador Sir
Cecil Spring-Rice conveyed the im
pression that his government intends
to comply. One official said:
"Great Britain's intentions appear
good, but Its administrative system is
ery much at fault and the seizures
are being conducted despite her pledge
to refrain from them."
In the cases of Great Britain and
France, as outlined in the United
States' note, the British force or per
suade neutral ships to enter their
ports, search their mails without re
gard to previous protests that deten
tion of ships for mail search is unwar
ranted, and employ other practices iri
violation of the British announcement
of February 15 and the mail section of
The llacue convention.
The United States is to enter claims
I or damages incurred by such y.ures
in tne past. Even American official
mails have been outraged, it is ch-nged
In conclusion, the note fcays this will
be no longer tolerated, and that no
belligerent can be judge and -4iry ot
its own violation of international law.
England Declines to Comment.
Loudon, May 27. ( L P.) Foreign
officials today refused to comment on
cable summaries of the American mall
eeizure note. The text of it, it was
declared, haa not yet been received.
Mayo Brothers Go
To Hill's Bedside
It May Be Nececary to Perform, an
Operation on Empire Builder; Pa
tient Faiaes Good Night.
St. Paul, .Minn., May 27. CI". P.I
Serious faced and nervous, members of
the Hill household this afternoon met
the train bearing the Mayo brothers,
noted surgical specialists, on their way
to the bedside ot James J. Hii:, rail
road magnate, who Is ill. After the'.r
arrival special nurses were summoned.
Jeorge Slade, Hill's son-in-law, said
the surgeons had decided not to oper
ate, and that he merely brought the
Mayo brothers to St. Paul to hear theif
Rochester. Minn.. May 27. (U. P.)
The Mayo brothers, noted surghal
specialists, left for St. Paul today 'ii
a special train, en route to t he AeYls!dt
of James J. Hill, railroad magnate,
who is ill.
Action U pon Ritual
Saratoga Springs, X. V.. May "7.
I I. X. S. ) The conference of the
Methodist Kpiscopal church today
postponed until the next session ac
tion on the judiciary committee's re
port involving the constitutionality of
the question in the ritual: "Do you
believe in the doctrines of the holy
scriptures as set forth i.n tie articles
of religion of the Methodist church?"
0. & C. Bill Ready
For Senate Monday
Washington. May 27.' (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
Senator Chamberlain will report the
Oregon and California land grant bill
to the senate' Monday. He hopes to se
cure early consideration, v Few amend
ment wrJl bi made to the bouse bill,
except the 40-40 provision and the plan
to protect the port districts. ; ... .
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! IK 13T DEGREE
New York Dentist Who Ad
mitted Poisoning Wife's
Father and Mother to Get
Their Millions Convicted.
INSANITY DEFENSE NOT
TO SAVE SLAYER'S LIFE
Alienists Testify Today They
Consider Him Sane Now,
New- York, May 27. Dr. Arthur War
ren Waite, a young dentist, was found
guilty here today of killing his father-in-law,
John K. Peck, a millionaire of
(Jrand Rapids. Mich. Although Waite
confessed to murdering both Peck and
the hitter's wife, relatives of the den
tist set up a defense on the grounds
Waite "ill be sentenced to die in the
electric chair at Sing Sing. He wis
lemanded for sentence Thursday. The
convicted murderer received the ver
Father Is Overcome.
Two bailil'.s hroutrut hiln into the
room, his face firmly set, when the
juror's had filed in. The foreman's
words, "Guilty as charged," wen
The jury was polled while Waite
stood unflinchingly. His only sign of
emotion w;is when in reply to the
usual questions regarding his age and
birthplace he spokes so low it w as nec
essary for a bailiff to repeat his
Waite's father was overwhelmed
with ( motion, weeping wildly. His
other sons tried m vain to comfort
Waite's father was carried from the
con rtiiMim by his sons.
The Waite" trial was a record-breaker
for New York. It opc: ed last Mon
day. Could Have Acted Quicker.
On his way back to his cell' with a
death sentence hanging over htm
Waite hummed an air- from a light
opera. He 'told tt bailtffc "If I had
been a lurvnian they wouldn't have
been out five minutes." Mrs. Horton,
informed of the verdict by telephone,
immediately left the telephone with
out making a statement.
"God's will be done" s.'iid Mrs. Clara
Waite, when she heard the news. Her
divorce will become final in a few
.It was learned that Percy Peck, rela
tive of the murdered man. had request
ed a seat in the courtroom from which
he could watch the last ray of hope
fade from Waite's eyes as the evidence
was produced. This was granted.
Waite Confessed Murders.
Shortly after his arrest aWite signed
a confession in which he detailed how
he had killed Peck, a wholesale drug
gist, and Peck's wife.
AVaite was possessed of an over
whelming desire for great wealth. He
not only planned, according to his own
account .' to murder his father-in-law,
mother-in-law and wife, but
else who stood between him and the
Aliening Teitlf y.
Waite had borrowed $40,000 from a
maiden aunt of his wife, who lives in
New York. He to'.d her he would in
vest the money safely, and then spec
ulated with H, losing heavily. The
convicted man also confessed to giving
a jar of marmalade containing ground
glass to this aunt.
Dr. Smith Ely Jeliffe and Dr. Wil
liam B. Malion both testified today
that examinations of the defendant had
(Concluded on Psee SeTen. Column Three)
GET MY WITH CASH
FOR WEEKLY PAYROLL
Sum Placed at $1015,32
Taken by Two 16-Year-0ld
Youths in N, Y. Office,
New York May 27. (I. X. S ) Wil
liam McMantis, a 16-year-old fh'or boy,
yesterday, it is alleged, walked cut '
the offices of J. P. Morgan, where he
was employed, with a package c0iitain-
j ins tl0.G15."2 in cash. Four hours
later nis nisappearance wa. rrpoi ieu
to the police William J. Bain, nnother
office boy of the same age. also is
Both these boys, said to be reviving
IS a week, have been in the employ of
J. P. Morgan & Co. for a year. It
has ben the custom of McManus Fri
day mornings to take a package con
taining pay envelopes for the men in
the export department to the tou floor
and then distribute the individj3l en
velopes. On arrival at the offices yesterday
McManus went to the cashier's office
half an hour earlier than usual. Cash
ier Knowles told him the envelopes
were not ready. The boy then volun
teered to lake the money, wruo the
names on the envelopes and place the
correct amount Iti each. As Knowles
wbk husv .t the time, he consented
Four hours later the clerks in the
export department began to cracK thin
jests abou; the firm "failing," while
they glanced anxiously at the clock.
Someone -then sent down and asked
w.hether M. Knowles was ready to pay
them -off. .The disappearance ot ale
Manus , wast then disiy verad. :
MORGAN OFFICE BOYS
UEEN ROSE A N El
COURT reign today at
Oregon City Livestock
Show and Rose Exhibit.
ROYALTY REIGNS AT
Portland Visitors Are Wel
comed and Entertained by
Oregon C'lty, Or.. May Z,.- Clacka
mas county's royal blood in livestock
passed in review before King Karl ani
Queen Rose this morning in the big
stock parade, one of the important
features of Oregon City's Booster day
The parade wu about 10 blocks long
and some of the finest animals of Ore
gon were included In the procession.
In spite of clouds thousands of
visitors from Portland and from all
over Clackamas county thronged the
streets, and probably the largest crowd
the city has ever seen will be here for
the stock show and roae festival pro
gram this afternoon.
"The festivities began at 9:30 o'clock
when Queen Rose Fptegrove and her
consort. King Karl Hutchinson, ar
rived at the "Booster" throne In court
bouse square and began their reicn.
Mayor Welcomes All.
JIackett delivered the address
of welcome and was followed by Gov
ernor James Withycombe, who spoke
on "Rural Credits."
In the course of his address, the gov
ernor referred to the federal reserve
act by declaring that the act is an in
dication of the growing tendency to
ward cooperation in agricultural de
velopment, and indicated the Immense
benfit which It was possible to confer
upon the farmers through the working
of the act by utilizing national bank
funds in the movement of crops.
Children Take Part.
Following the stock parade, drills
and Maypole contests by school chil
dren were held in Library paik. This
feature attracted wide Interest and the
children were applauded roundly for
The Royal Rosnrians and other or
ganization representatives and dele
gates from Portland, and cif and coun-
!tv officials, arrived at noon, and were
taken to the Commercial club where
they were entertained at luncheon by
All the organizations participated in
the pageant held this afternoon.
TO AID OREGON CITY
IN BOOSTER FIESTA
Practically all of Portland's leading
business and club organizations eent
delegates to Oregon City today to' par
ticipate in the annual "Booster day,"
rose show and livestock show cel
ebration, and also to extend a cor
dial invitation to the "Kalis City" and
Clackamas county to come to Portland
for the Rose Festival.
One of the largest delegations was
the Chamber of Commerce mem
bers' council and the Koyal Rosatlans.
who accepted he invitation of the
Oregon City Commercial club. The
two Portland organizations char
tered the steamer (Jrahamona and left
at 12:3u and arrived at Oregon
City in time to take part in the grand
floral parade at I p. m. The Rosarians
were in uniform and led by their band.
The Portland Ad club sent a
delegation headed by the quartet,
which wdll assist in the musical pro
gram. The Rotary club, the East Side
Business Men's club and the Motor
boat club are" other organizations send
Sulzer Choice of
Brother of ex-Ooreraor of Hew Tork la
nominated Candidate for Delegate to
Congress; Donahue as Committeeman
Juneau, Alaska, May 27. (P. N. S. t
Charles K. Sulzer, a brother of for
mer Governor William Sulzer, of New
York, today is the choice of AlasKn
Democrats as candidate for territorial
delegate to congress. Sulzer was nom
inated at the Democratic convention,
which closed here yesterday.
Thomas J. Donahue, of Valdez, was
nominated as national committeeman
and George lirigsby,' of Nome, Is the
party candidate for attorney general.
John R. Winn, of Dawson; A. H.
Zeigler, of Cordova; Frank A. Aldricn,
of Nome; William H. Whittlesey, of
Seward, and T. It. Deal, of Fairbanks,
were elected delegates to the Demo-
i cratic national con vention at Ht. Louis.
British Steamer Sank..
London. May 27. (I. N- S.) The
British Steamship Dene wood, of 1221
torva register, has .been sunk, either
by a submarine - or a mine. . The
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fciiiin im mkiii - i
AND STOCK PARADES
Navy Ueimrtmcnt Wants California
Fields Kept for government ;
Interior Would Give Patent".
Washincton. May 27 l:. P.
IjiiiiI t "ommltisloner Talltnan today ex
plained the department o-f the in
terior's side of the controversy wltn
the navy over proposed relief b1k1:i
tion for California operators vho have
filed claims on oil naval reserve No.
Of the PS, 000 acreu in this section,
operators with valid perfected claims
are pumping oil on ul.0-2 ucrea. The
legislation ftctf claimants for 12,000
acres who were prospecting when Pres
ident Taft ordered withdrawal of Itfe
lands from public entry.
Tlfe department of the interior fa
vors perfecting the claims of these cil-
I he navy desires the oil to re
Tallinan said that, as
a practical fact
the operators who had '
already perfected claims would even
tually drain the whole reserve dry.
UNIVERSAL PEACE IS
INSPIRATION OF FOLLY,
SAYS PROF. WHEELER
Increasing Pride of Nations Is
Bar, Says California Edu
cator; Wilson to Speak.
Washington. May 27. (f. P.) In
creasing pride of the nations make
universal peace an "inspiration of
folly," declared Benjamin Idc Wheeler,
president of the I'niversity of Cali
fornia. In addressing the meeting of
the League to Enforce Peace today.
President Wilson's speech this eve-
ning. In which he Is expected to voice
his willingness to do whatever Is pos -
sible in the cause of world peace, Is
eagerly awaited by the delegates.
"We may have gone too far In call-l
ing this the League to Knforce Peace,"
said Wheeler. "Maybe we should have
said lyeague to Knforcet Recognition of
Justice. It is a delusion and a snare
to speak of peace ns a normal status
of human affairs.'
Biff Sum I Bateed.
Tremendous cheering today arreted
the suggest Ion of ' Theodore Marburg,
former minister to Belgium, (hat Wil
liam Howard Taft would at the proper
time line up the allies In favor of the
League to Knforce Peace. The dele
gales to the league convention leaped
to their feet and applauded with great
enthusiasm, ceasing only when Taft
motioned silence and said that h
feared his efforts might be a burden.
'n:I'0n f'r 5t-:t".i"l aJlfor
cumi inui i'jiih 10 me d"u,iiuu iuniiwasi
lmmediate, and $37.1.000 has been
pledged already. Interest Is growing i
In President Wilson's speech tonight.
It is known he will lay down the prin
ciples for world peace. '
Secretary Baker Speaks.
Secretary of War Baker told the j
League to Enlorce Peace last night that
when the war is over. Europe's people
will demand prexervat Ion. He said!
such wars us the present will no I
Monger be tolersted. If the I'nlted
Sltulu lofnupv t ft tnin IiihIm with mi.
lions' to preserve peace, he stated, it
will te left outside the circles formed
j by the nations of the world to pre
I serve peace. He said:
"There has come a situation in the
world in which, whether we want to
or whether we do not. whether It is
good business or just ordinary ideal
ism, we are obliged to take a planetary
view of the advent of the human race.
"An intimate and intricate system
of exchange and interchange between
nations is going to rise as the voice of
the people In favor of some such ex
pression of the popular conscience of
. i . : . T ' . . . . . i j i
tne couLineut. ci L r.uiujc hb jis MKVlieu .
by the league for the enforcement of
America Must Join ITatlons.
"Now suppose they get up such a
league. Suppose Europe asserts her
self and determines to have that sort
of regulation of international affairs
and we are not in it. What will then
be the relation we bear to the rest of
tiu world? Their Intimacy without our
being in partnership with it may some
day beccme confusing to us. And if
we now, in the dominant moral posi
tion in the world, djfdijic to join hands ,
with the circle, that Is quite certainly j
destined to be formed by the nation.-',
of the world for the preservation of !
peace, they will form .hat circle and I
we will be on the outside of It." 1
More than L'tKHJ delegates represent- !
ing every phase of American life at-
tended" tiie opening session of the I
League to Enforce Peace yesterday. I
Kour Killed in Mine KxploHon.
Hluefiilld. W. Va., May ' 7 . ( I . I'.
-four men were killed today in a
mine explosion near Kimball.
Cleans, Relays Carpets
j Hire Autos Cheap
Miller .gate cutter and lewele--.
increased hiM business by running
a two line ad in the Business and
Professional Directory of Th
Journal's classified. Head Want
EUECTRIC cleaning works: car
petsi cleaned and laid. Refitting
our specialty. Phone.
Autos for Hire 5a
MAXWKM-. 191 model. 1 a. m.
to 4 p. m., per hour. Careful
Wanted to Bent 7
WANTED Cottage at Oregon
beach. Must be reasonable.
The daily circulation of The
Journal in Portland and its trad
ing radiui exceeds the morning
paper by several thousands and is
practically 0 per cent greater
than its nearest afternoon con
temporary. ; ,
ABSURD. AVERS ;
Oregon Delegation Has Han
dled Naval Base Matter in .
Earnest and Conscientious'
Manner; Situation Known."
SUBMARINE BASES HAVE .
BEEN LONG DECIDED ON
fcTTOrTS 0T ASTOHa KPnrP.SP.nt .
. ..... . . -t
auve nave Haa no tried
on Plans as Arranged.
Washtngton. May 27.- (WASHING
TON HI R ;. I ' (if IIIK JOKKNAL,)
"This kind of talk is absurd. ThO
Oregon delegation went about the naval
base matter In earnest, and we found
that the secietarv of the navy done '
i not favor a naval base anywhere In th
.I'liltcd States at the present time. ,J--!
"Secretary Daniels dealt frankly,
j with us, ami v,e know exatl- where
'we stand. The secretary some tlmtf
' ago recommended two submarine and
'torpedo boat stations on the Paolf to ;
I coast, ami one of thepe should be Ob
I tallied for the Columbia river.'' .
j Senator Kane thus commented 5
I substance on emaika reported to lM?'
been made in Oregon In crltlc:iun Of
thr Or. k n henaturs by F. ('. Harley.
i chairman of the naval base commit
! tee, Harley portraying the senators a
i I uhewarm.
Barley Propoaed BUT Dinner.
Just why Harley singled out the
senators for criticism is not apparent,
since Congressman Hawley Is the only
member of the delegation who ltus en-
ouraged Harley to continue the naval
base agitation nfler It became defl
'iltely established thnt no new naval
j bases al e to he recommended by ' lh
j naval authorities. ' !'".
The senators were possibly a little
more plain spoken, and Hurley seemed
i disappointed when they failed to fall
j In with a suggestion lh.it they Invite
i a party of senators to a big illnner, for
which he was to supply the funds, Tha
senators did not believe that under
the circumstances the cause of th Co
lumbia river could he. thus promoted.
The "blow-out" system of lobbying has
passed somewhat out of vogue.
Department Policy ton Fixed.'
Secretary Daniels reached, the eon
elusion to recommend new submarine
bases for the coast long before Mr.
Harley came to Washington. It Was
adopted as n part of the department'
'i policy In consideration of strategic
riitn.lu fn ffiimri'l Inn wltli thn blllldinsT
I program and future fleet disposition.
. ..., c..... e inffa i r Uir.
I IL H uuiu ri'i'..t ii ..... - - -
I . I..... : ,1 In t,n Ihl-AIIAh
ley rias saci mi n '"i inoi. .hivniii
his efforts Secretary Daniels has beeft
induced tn recommend submarine bases
and drv docks.
As a matter of fact, the policy f
the navv department hs been known.
and fixed from emly In the present
session. It hiis b n clearly stated
from time to time to members of the
Oregon delegation, nlso to Mr. Harley;
Arrangements for Hearings.
Congress is not, of course, prei'lmled
from giving h"a rings on any
and hearings usual! v m e granlpTl as
a matter of courtesy when requested,
bv members of congiess. Senator
Chamberlain and- Lane did have SOm
difficulty in arranging a hearing be
fore the senate committee on naval
affairs, because 'ha iinnti Tillman
could not see the use of it. They ap
pealed to Senntor Swannon. and through
him a hearing was arranged at which
th argument can be presented.
On the house side Representative
Hawley arranged for a hearing With
Chairman Padgett of the house com
mittee, the time for it being deferred
until arter tne navai I'm .. ...
was out of tne way.
AGAINST THE STYLES
'Never Follow the Fashions,""
Says New York Modiste;
Two Gowns Are Enough, -
N'. w Y"rii. Mav
con vi ol ion of t hp
of Women's clubs
7 1 1. X s. t - The
f-.r the firt tttne
was in smooth injmi
ig onier at t
business session ai tin- Seventh Itcgi
' ment armoiy. A nely"bullt Mounding
i board made it possible for Hpcai.'efS to
j One of the higgeet affairs was the
I household economics ruiifi.icin in th
grand ballroom of the ll'tel Ah tor. In
I addition to the regular program, itu
women hud been promised that they
I would nee a live model ' built Oto'.
I frock on the stage. i'V
I A leadlr ;.- New Yo k dre)fmakr
! I draped gauzy fabrics on a modelwhom,
she said, artists called the rnot tenu
I tlful woman in the world
Hever Follow Fashions. , -'
! Tiie dr'--Kmaker told the women DO W
not to dress. t .
.Never iohow i ne i Hnnionn, , - snn i
said. "You cannot do wors-i than to
get the latest horror from Parts... 'If
you ate poor you can dress very well
with only two gowns. A poof man
could never afford to pay the prtnes
for the gowns made by the fashion
able di essmakers. if you follow, the
fashions you will need many change
and you r-ould not possibly get along j
without so or- 80 gowns. You ronhi
(Concluded on page Two, Cotuma roar.)
WARNS CLUB WOMEN