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Today ami Tomorrow
Dally Klcventh Ycar
Statewide Returns Show Justice Car
ries State, With Cummins Second
and Burton Third Olcott Wins
Nomination for Secretary of State
by Large Majority.
PORTLAND, Ore, May 20. Com
plolo nnd Incomploto returns today
from every cqunty In Oregon show
that tho republican primary election
yoaterday gavo Charles E. Hughes a
substantial majority pvoforonco vote
for tho republican nomination for
president, over A. D. Cummins of
Iowa, and ox-Sonotor Burton of Ohio.
In Multnomah county tho most dense
ly populated, Hughes lead was about
2 to 1. Colonel Hoosovolt received
only a few votos within tho republi
can party. Hughes' nnmo was put
on tho ballot agaliiBt his wishes by
mandamus proceedings. President
"Wilson was unopposed In tho dom
ocrallc party. Tho progressives who
caBt a vory light vote named Col
onel Hoosovolt as tholr presidential
C. N. McArthur, ropresentatlvo In
congress for tho third Orogoh dis
trict, has been nominated, almost
without doubt, his total voto on In
complete returns outnumbering tho
combined total for A. W. Laffcrty
and E. V. I.lttloflold. W. C. Hawlny,
for tho first district and N. J. Slnnot
for tho second district woro nominat
ed without opjiusltlon.
" lion W. Olcott appears to havo
boon nominated ovor C. D. Moores
for secretary of state "by a safo ma
jority. Olcott Is tho Incumbent.
Tho democratic party dovolopcd llt
tlo opposition. Pructlcally ovory of
fice was uncontested; some unsought.
Many names wore written In. Pres
ident WlUon was Uncontested.
Tho progroslves likewise had few
contests, Colonol Hoosovolt being
nominated by writing In hts nnmo.
Fred a. Duchtol, has been nomi
nated ovor T. K. Cnmpboll for public
service commissioner of wostcrn Ore
gon. In eastern Oregon tho race Is un
About CO percont of tho registered
vote was cast. Tho counting has boon
slow owing to tho length of tho re
publican ballot. I
Tho very small number of votes ro
colved by Hoosovolt In tho republi
can primary was said to bo duo to tho
foct that tho progressive organisa
tion had sent circulars to former pro
gressives who had roglstorod ns re
publicans, to cast their votos for
Cummins. Thp aim was for tho pro.
grosslvo olomont thus to got control
of Oregon's delegation.
Honry Ford of Detroit, recolved n
scattering voto In tho republican par.
ty. Ho also received a few votos In
tho domocrntlo party. I
,Tho republican delegates at large
to tho national convention who appear
to havo been elected are: C. W. Ful
ton, George J. Cameron. Charles H.
Carey and Arthur 0. Spencer. Tho
OF OREGON C.O.P.
i first two based their campaign on
their support of Hughes, whtlo tho
two latter promised to support the
voters' cholco. '
.From the Third Congressional dis
trict tho republican dologates prob
ably will bo Ralph W, IJoyt, an
avowed Hughes man. and Clarence
Hotchklss, who stands for tho peoplo's
' choice. David H, Dunne., another
Hughes supporter, was pressing
As a result of tho preferential voto
tho delegation will bo solid for
For republican presidential elector
(Continued on page six)
NEW VENIRE 10
TRY W. H. ORPET
WAUKEGA.V, III., May 20. A now
.venire of 100 men was called today
in tho trial of Will H. Orpet, the
University of Wisconsin student who
is charged "with the murder of his
former sweetheart, Marlon Francis
Lambert. Five days hava been spent
in the examination of 273 prospective
jurors and only tbreo havo been ten
President Addresses Crowd of 100,
000 at 14 1 st Anniversary of Slrjn-
Inrj of Mccklcnuurrj Declaration of
Independence Lessons of Eur
opean War and Effect Upon World
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Mny 20.
President Wilson today addressed n
crowd estimated ut more than 100,000
gathered hero for tho 141st nnnivor
snry of tho signing of tho Mecklen
burg declaration of independence. He,
was introduced by Governor Crnig of
North Carolina, who spoko of tho
president nB one of tho greatest lead
ers tho nation has over seen. Tho
president begun speaking at 12:30
Tho president spoke briefly nnd de
voted himself almost wholly to dis
cussion of tho ideals of the United
Slates. Ho declared "untainted
Americanism" was needed nnd Hint
tho United States must prcscrvo Us
idenlH in order to bo of assistance in
helping tho world.
"I have oomo back for a brief visit.
to tho region dear to my heart," snid
tho president. "I do not know
whether I enn interpret for you tho
spirit of this occasion. It is neces
sary to realize just what wo celebrate.
Tlicro were only thrco million peo
ple in this nation when it becn'me. in
dependent. Now there nrn one hun
dred million people. Thcro have been
changes, but we have tho sumo ele
ments. What I want to impress on
you is that we havo always been in
the making. ' 'Among '(he men who
founded this nation there was a vorv
gicat passion for human liberty.
"This nation hns devoted itself al
most too much to material things.
There hnve been other nntioun just as
rich as tho United States. Wo must
think of what wo aro going to do with
our wealth and our prosperity.
"America did not como out of tho
south, mid it did notcomo out of Now
England. It came out of tho middle
states, whero tlicro was a mixture of
On Kui-opoun War.
The president spoko of tho Euro
"What aro (ho elements of this
wart" ho miked. "It is n clash of
different elements, Europo is fight
ing out in war the questions wo nro
fighting out in pence. As tho pro
cesses of communication linve grown
better, nations and peoples hnve
grown closer together. Men can now
learn more about each other. So
that now the melting pot is bigger
than America. It is as big as tho
world. See, then, what a new world
wo havo como into.
"Hero in Amorica wo mny Iinvo
tried to set the example of ponce by
keeping .together. Isn't it tho sigu
and dawn of a now ago that tho ono
thing now on which tho world is
about to fall back is tho moral judg
ment of mankind."
Tho president snid ho hoped tho
United States after tho European war
would ho able to lift up a symbol of
tho "still, small voice of humanity.
Closing his address amid a burst
of applause tho president left tho
stand to go to a local club for lunch,
LONDON, May 20. A Router dis
patch from Amsterdam quotes the
Berlin Nord Deutsche eltung as as
serting that the statement ot Sir Ed
ward Orey In the house ot commons
that tho Vatican had endeavored to
Induce Germany to abandon ber sub
marine werfarowas not In, conformity
with the facts. The Nord Deutsche
"Wo learn from a trustworthy
tource that the pope Intimated to Ger
many and the United States his will
ingness to mediate In the dispute be
tween them. The emperor thanked
the pope for his good Intention and
referred him to the reply which Ger
many had already given America,"
PARIS, May 20. Switzerland Is
prpparod to resist with all tho forcos
at hor command any Invasion of hor
territory by troops ot tho bolllgor
onts, according to an Interview with
President Camilla Do Coppet, sont to
tho Journal by Its Home correspond,
Prcsldont Do Coppet was asked spe
cifically what would bo tho action ot
Switzerland If troops of ono ot tho
warring powers should bo sent across
tho Portentruy salient. Mo roplled:
"Tho foderal council would novcr
tolorato such n proceeding and In ac
cordance with tho plans of General
Ulrlch Wlllo, tho commander In chief
of our army would order tho inunodl
nto mobilization of all our forces,
which would Immediately bo sent Into
"The Swiss army Is In Bplondld con
dition. It has reached a perfection ot
training which has been hlthorto un
kuown, and has Just recolved a com
plete equipment of now heavy artil
lery, "which was manufactured In
Franco and Germany by ordor of tho
The Porontruy nallont Juts Into
Fance Immediately south ot Alsaco.
Tho town of Porontruy Is about
twenty miles south ot tho groat
French fortress of Dolfort. If Gor
man troops woro ablo to cross tho
salient they could strike at tho com
munications of tho whole French lliuo
from Verdun to Alsaco.
LOSS OF OIL LAND
WASHINGTON, Mny 20. Senn
tora today expressed interest in tho
protest of Secretary Daniels against
the pending bill to legalize entries on
certuin California oil lands, which ho
said uro needed to provide fuel for the
navy. Mr. Daniels appealed to Presi
dent wiison yesterday tor me con
tinued retention by the federal gov
ernment of (he oil lands, which were
put in reserve by Tnft in 1909.
A committee of California oil op
erators headed by Former Governor
Gillette of that state, is here in the
interest of the legislation. It is suid
they may approve a compromise
SWITZERLAND TO GERMAN TROOPS MAUNA LOA IN
RESIST INVASION FOILED IN EFFORT ERUPIN-KITAUEA
BY BELLIGERENTS TOiAKBANAL UNUSUALLY ACTIVE
HE'S AFTER HIM!
PAIUS, May 120. Gorman' troops
took tho offeusivo along tho Yser
uitiinl between Stccnstrnetq and Net
Sas Inst night, tho war office an
nounced today. An attempt' to cross
tho cniml failed.
Tho Gominns also attacked in the
Champagne. Tho war offico an
nouncement says that asphyxiating
gas was used, but that the assault
Dunkirk was bombarded by Ger
man aeroplanes. Ono woman was
killed nnd twenty-seven persons were
Tho town of Hcrgucs, nonr Dunkirk,
nlso won bombarded by Gorman aer
oplanes. Five porsons woro killed nnd
cloven wounded. In retaliation for
tliesp attnokH, French and Belgian
aeroplanes dropped bombs on German
On tho Verdun front there woro no
important developments. French po
sitions nt Avocourt and at Dead
Man's Hill were bombarded violently.
NEW YORK. Mnv 20-The van
guard of 20,000 women who will at
tend tho thirteenth biennial conven
tion of tho General Federation of
Women's Clubs to begin hero uoxt
Wednesday, begun to arrive toduy.
They were welcomed by committees of
New York women aided by Hoy
Scouts. Mrs, Percy V. I'ennybackcr
of Austin, Tox., president of tho gen
eral federation, will arrive tonight.
The two candidates to sunceed Mrs,
Pcnnvbncker ns president of llm fVd.
erntion are Mrs, Samuel B. Snenth of
Tiffin, O., now first vice-president,
and Airs. Josioh Kvnns Cowles of Los
Angeles, who bus sen'ed as director,
treasurer, member of the executive
committee and ns first vice-president.
Mrs, William P. Harper lias tho in
dorbement of the Washington fctnte
federation as candidate for auditor;
Mrs. William B. Williams is choice of
the Michigan federation us corre
sponding secretary, und Mrs. Juntos
A. Leech of Kentucky as candidate
MAY 20, 1916
OHICAGO, Mny 20. Tho govorn
mont weather bureau horo recolved a
roport today from tho weather bu
reau at Honolulu of volcanic activity
"Mauna Loa in eruption nnd Kit
nnca unusually active," the mossago
Recent reports from Honolulu havo
Indicated gradually Increasing activ
ity In Hnlcmnumau, tho flroplt ot
Kllauoa, Tho flro, which had sunk
to a depth of several hundred foot
and was barely visible some ttmo ago
from tho edgo ot tho pit, has been
slowly rising. Tho crntor has not
overflowed for mora than a genera
tion, but frequently tho molten lava
Is almost flush with tho edgo ot tho
pit. Tho last tlmo tho crator over
flowed tho stream of lava stopped
only a short dl&tanco from JIllo, about
thirty mllos distant.
JMukowooweo, tho crator of Mauna
Loa, nearly at tho summit ot tho
mountain, which Is imiro thnn 13,000
foot high, has not boon oxtromoly ac.
tlvo for soveral years. Tho last erup
tion, about sovon years ago, sent
streams of lava down tho side ot tho
mountain and almost to the soa on
tho southorn sldo ot tho Island, Lt
tlo materlul damage was dono on
that occasion, but other eruptions
hnvo destroyed much timber and
Kllauoa is known as the most eas
ily volcano In tho world, It being
possible to drive an automobile to tho
edgo of tho pit whonco ono can look
down upon tho seething fires.
WASHINGTON, Mnv 20. Tho
German submarino U-1B, commanded
by Lieutenant Otto Stoinbrink, de
stroyed tho chunnel liner Sussex, ac
cording to information received by tho
state department from entente allies
sources. The identity was said to
havo been obtained from tho crow of
n captured submarine.
Ambassador Gerurd has not replied
to the state department's inquiry re
garding the nature of the punishment
imposed upon tho commander ns
promised by Germany. Another in
quiry may be made,
BY 211 T0 161
Measure Deslyned fo Upbuild Mer
chant Marino and Strengthen Navy
Goes to Senate In Original Form as
. Introduced Two Democrats Vote
WASHINGTON, May 20. Tho nd
niinlstrution shipping bill, designed to
upbuild the merchant marino nnd
strengthen tho navy, passed tho house
today by a voto of 211 to 101, Virtu
ally in tho Torm in which it was in
troduced. The bill now goes to the senate.
Republicans voting for tho ' bib
wore: Dillon, South Dakota; Youn,
nnd Norton, North Dakota; Moss,
West Virginia; Cary, Wisconsin; Mil
ler und Farr, Pennsylvania; Mooncy,
Ohio, and James, Michigan. Progres Pregres
sives: Martin, Louisiana; Nolan. Cal
ifornia, nnd Sohnll, Minnesota.
Two democrats, Olney of Mnssn
ohusetts and SInydcn of Texas, voted
against tho bill, and Kent, tho Cali
fornia independent, for it.
- Tho bill purposes to nppropriuU
.150,000,000 to be rawed by Pnnnmn
bonds for tho purchnse, charter ot
lenso of ships by tho government.
Those ships would bo sold or leased
to private cnpjlul ns rapidly as pos
sible, with the government reserving
tho right to call them buck into sor
vioo ns naval auxiliaries. Tho opera
tion of such vossols ns tho govern
ment was uunblo to lease or sell would
not extend boyond fivo yqnrs after till
closo of tho European war.
A shipping board of fjve members,
cinpowured to prevent rate discrim
ination and unfair practices by all
ships plying Amoricun waters and fix
maximum, rates wild lia created.
Republicans who yesterduy delayed
tho voto by offering more tlinn a hun
dred amendments made no further at
tempt to nincnd tho measure Demo
cratic Leader Kitchin nnd others who
opposed tho hill last year, woro won
to its Hiipport by tho clauso limiting
government operation of ships to five
yearn after tho closo of tho war.
BIGGER ARMY BILL
WASHINGTON, Mny 20. Ily a
voto of 3U2 to 26 tho houso today
adoptod tlio conference roport on tho
army bill as previously adoptod by
Mr. Hay assailed "Ignorant nowspa
por editors" for criticism of tho bill,
Itopro8entatlvo Cody of Maryland.
asked Mr. Hay If thoro was any truth
In tho published report that a pro
vlso in tho bill hnd bqeu put In for
the specific purpose of providing a
place for Judge A. C. Carson of tho
supremo court of tho Phtllpplno Is
lands and a native of Virginia, as ci
vilian Judge advocato ot tho army and
asked it Judge Carson wob not tho
only person who could qualify for that
offico under tho bill.
"Yes," rotorted Mr. Hay, "If that
will gtvo you any satisfaction,"
Ileprosentatlvo -Gardner, ropijull
can, Insisted that the bill was so
shorn as to be acceptable oven to pa
cifists. "For a nation as great as ours to
support an army no bigger than wo
havo today Is as sensible as for Ty
Cobb to attempt to hit Walter John
son with a match instend of a bat,"
WASHINGTON, May 20. Weath
er predictions for tho coming week
unnonnced today by tho weather bu
"Rooky mountuin nnd plateau re
gions and Pacific states: Generally
fair, except that occasional showers
aro probublo on north Pneifiq const.
Temperatures near normal,''
Crermn Hfjtmnw SatM.'
207 Second s A
MnvtiHttttt tnt j.
Minimum 'TnUf 48.
Cles Race !etwn Botarts and Car
kin, fcmtai ami Krily, Wtth the
Chances Favoring Fernwr f TW
Wilson ami Jetiriiifis Wta tfwlff
Hughes swept Jnekson county, de
feating Cummins by a plurality of
200 nnd Burton by 7G0f approximate
ly. About GO per cent of tho res
tored vote was cost.
Tho vote as tabulated nt 3 o'eloek
Saturday indicated a plurality for 01
eott of between 750 and 1000 over
Moores for secretary of state, the
nomination of Gore by ft four to on
vote, tho nomination of Thomas nnd.
Sheldon for tho legislature by 500
over Rowers, tho nomination of Rob
erts by a plurality of loss than 100
ovor Cnrkin, tho nomination by pos
sibly 800 of Gardner over Ilililcbrand "
for clerk, of Wilson by 400 over
Grcivcs for sheriff, of Myrtlo Rluko-
loy for treasurer by 400, with a closo
race between Coleman nnd E. M.
Wilson for nssessor, with chances
favoring Coleman. Agcr is evi
dently nominated for school sunerin
tendent by a snmll margin over Ifnn-
by, though full returns may reverse
Count at P. M.
rorly-fivo prooitiols comploto out
of Hixty in tho county, including Med
ford, but with four Ashland precmolrt
and two Talent missing, give the fol
I or de legal us to the national re
publican convention Aokerson '110,
Hoyd 852, Dullard 859, Cameron HftO,
Cnley 810,' Cuso 47-1, Fulton 816,
jlnwkitiB 707, Peterson 0!13, SpHei
702, Wurd 271, Worselcy GUI, Aru
hnnuM017, Bishop 85ly a -;. .
For secretary ot tste--Mtrti
071, Olcott 1674.
For ropresentatlvo Bowers 1187,
Sholdon 1C50, TIioiurb 1658.
For Joint representative Caro G57
For district attornoy Carkln 1104,
Roberts 118P, Wntson 436.
Tor clerk Gardner 1G52, Hllde- t
brand 717, Wilson 403.
For sheriff Groivos 835, Lofland
333, Walker 448, Wilson 1200.
For president Burton 232, Cum.
mins 83(1, Hughes 000,
For treasurer Ulnkoloy 1270,
Cronemillor 004, Maulo 017.
For assessor Coleman 701, Hor- ,
ring 517, Lnuspneh 200, Triiux 350,
Wilson 780. Tho Ashland and Tal
ent voto ia expected to put Coleman
out of danger.
For superintendent Agtfr BOO,
Ilnnby DUO, Smith f28, Wells 51)5.
The Talent.Ashhuid voto was strong
fur Agor and mny nomlnato him,
The democratic voto was oxtromoly
light, but a partial count shows Bor
den leading Kelly by a margin ot six,
which Inter returns may upset, and
Jennings with a safe load over Hlttson
for sheriff, Thoso wore tho only
local contests. Marian D, Towna
nnd H. L. DeArmond were written
In as county legislation nominees
and J, K. Howard as tfolnt repre
sentative. W. H. Miller of Gold Hill,
Charles J. Nunan of Jacksonville for
treasurer nnd L, T. liodge of Ashland
An Interest contest iij Medfafrd
between tho Insurgent and the O. O,
P. machine resulted In a decisive vic
tory for tho machluo in the election
of county committeemen Anderson
dofoated Ilonnott by a voto ot 70 to
41, Roggs defeated Nowbury by 71
to 40, Swlth won oyer Andrews by 24
to 10, Trelchlor dofoated Hlnn by 41
to 37, Ilollls wns victor over Wester
lund by 49 to 35 and Stlnson detoatod
Dolllngcr 34 to 33.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y May
20. With the election of seven how
bishops ot tho Methodist Episcopal
church completed, tho general con
ference today began balloting tor
three missionary bishops. Ono Is to
bo chosen to supervise the work I
Singapore, Malaysia; another, wh,e l
to bo a member ot the negro race, Ut
to bo selected for Liberia, and a third
will oversee the churches in othw;
parts ot Africa. j