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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1916
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ALLIES ARE TOLD
TO STOP OPENING
England and France Told
United States Will Not
Stand for More of It
ENGLAND RES0R1S TO
Persuades or Forces Neutral
Vessels to Enter Ports,.
Then Rifles Mails
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Tress staff correspondent.)
Washington, May 27. An early and
satisfactory response to the American
mail seizure protest from Great Britain
and France is expected by officials
lierc. The state department Indicated
today that conversations with British
Ambassador Sir Cecil .Spring-Rice con
veyed the impression that his govern
ment intends to comply. On official
"Great Britain's intentions appear
good, but its administrative system is
very much at fault and the seizures are
being conducted despite her pledge to
Tin ruin irom mem.
In the cases of Great Britain and
France, as outlined in the United States
note, the British fore or persuade neu
tral ships to enter their ports, search
their mails without regard to previous
protests tnnt detention of ships for mail
search is unwarranted, and employ oth
er practices in violation of the British
announcement of February 13 and the
mail section of The Hague conven
The United States is to enter claims
for damages incurred by such occur
rences in the pash Even American of
Tieial mails have been outraged, it is
charged. In conclusion the note says
this will be no longer tolerated, and
that no belligerent enn be judge and
Jury of its own violation of interna
London, Mny 27. Foreign officials
today refused to comment on rable
summaries of the American mail seizure
note. The text of it, it was declared,
has not yet becu received.
Protest is Strong
Washington, May 7. A strong com
munication from the United States lo
Great Britain and France is in the cap
itals of those nations today, protest
ing against interference with American
mails ainl asserting that this govern
ment will no longer tolerate such j
The note was handed to the British
and French ambassadors last Wednes
day, the state department announced.
It characterizes the seizure of mails
as "onerous and vexatious." The en
tente governments' replies to Ameri
ca's first protest .re answered with
Jogal arguments, disputing their claims.
American commercial interests have
been affected, the rights of property
vinhted and international law has been
broken, according to the state depart
It cites no time for discontinuance
of the seffcures, so cannot be classed as
Cornell Won Meet
Over College Rivals
Cambridge, Mass., May 27. Cornell
tvon the nnuual I. C. A. A. A.,traek and
Mr. I.enimie Peters, whoe graduation
essay, "This is th' Golden Age o' Op
portunity," created no mne'-i favorable
comment lust June, is undeci led wheth
or t' become a saxophone "o!oi-t or :n.
evan.elist. Single men .'re th ' l.ct
Seems Certain to Occur
Seattle, Wash., May 27. The possV
bilif" of peace between longshoremen
ai rt eir employers was considered re
nu 0 oday, after the executive com
mi of the Wjter Front Employers
Un O formnlly reiused to grant wage
inc. demands made by the work
ers, 1 yers offered to arbitrate, and
to ( ,3 some increases, but refused
to c 'er the black and white fig
ures " nged bv the longshoremen's
assoc. c-i n.
Un 'bcro is an understanding be
fore Thursday, the organized
lonisl en in everv Pacific coast
port of Alaska, Canada and the United
States will strike, the union members
. REACHES THE CITY
Will Be Unloaded Monday, and
Put at Work In Two or
The Koehring paving plant, ordered
some time ago by the city, arrived this
morning and will bo unloaded Monday
and set up in the city yards at Ferry
and Thirteenth street. The outfit con
sists of a mixer, heaters, carts and all
the necessary tools, the total shipment
weighing about 20,000 pounds, lhe first
paving work for the city will begin
in two or three weeks on either the
Fairgrounds road or on South Commer
cial street. A paving engineer will be
sent here by the eompauy selling the
plant who wiU ussist in its operations
as long as needed. The injunction
granted Frank S. Ward by Judge Gal
loway precluding the city !from issu
ing warrants in payment of the plant
will not prevent the plant from be
ing tested. The plant was purchased
by tho mayor and street committee
through the city's purchasing agent,
Recorder Elgin, on authority -given by
the city council. Anyhow, while the
matter is in the courts, the plant will
St. I.ouis, Minn., May 27.
James J. Hill, railroad magnate,
was operated on this afternoon.
His condition is serious. Arch
bishop Ireland, Hill's spiritual
adviser, has been called to the
St. Paul, Minn., May 27. Serious
faced and nervous, member of the Hill
household this afternoon met the train
bearing the Mayo Brothers, noted surgi
cal specialists, on their way to the bed
side of James J. Hill, railroad mag
nate, who is ill. After their arrival
special nurses were summoned.
field meet at Harvard stadium I his ui't
ernoon, with a total of 45 points. Yale
'finished second with 29 nnd Stanford
and California were tied for third with
22 points each.
led Meredith of the I niversity of
Pennsylvania in winning the 440 yard
dash brtike the association's record
for that event, for a circular track,
and smashed the collegiate record for
a straight away path, traveling the
quarter mile in 47 2-5 seconds.
Winning the finals in the 120 yard
high hurdles 'n the I. C. A. A. A. track
nreet Fred Murray of Stanford univer
sity established a new record for the
association, 15 seconds flat.
Mile run Windnagle, Cornell, won;
Carroll, Michigan, second; Overton,
Yale, third; Wilson, Stanford, fourth;
isrown, Tech., fiitli. lime, 4:lo.
Ted Meredith, in winning the lialf
mile run established a new intercol
leginte record of 1:53.
Smash World Record.
Columbia, Mo., May 27. Smashing
his own world's record, Simpson of the
University of Missouri, trnveWd the 120
yard high hurdles in 14 3-5 seconds at
the Missouri valley conference meet
this afternoon. .
Market Was Inactive
and Prices Shaded Off
New York, May 27. The Xew York
Kvening Sun's .financial review today
Little was jwpectod of the short ses
sion, and holiday characteristics were
in evidence in the initial trading. At
tendance was light. In the absence of
a speculative impulse, and little outside
business, dealings were meager. They
represented an evening up of traders
contractu over the week's end. In an
ticipation of Tuesday 's suspn-.ion.
first prices were mixed. The heaviness
in some was associated with the in
creasing piTlniinence of peave bilk
which developed. The list reflected
slight recessions toward the end of the
OF MEMORIAL DAY
- EXERCISES GIVEN
General Committee Announces
Line of March and Order
HONOR G. A. R. VETERANS
Parade In Three Divisions
Forms at Armory and
Marches to Park
The general program for the day is
9:30 a. m., services at the cemeteries.
1 p. m. parade formed near the ar
1:45 p. m., program at Wilison Park
3:15 p. m. memorial for sii!o'3 and
marines on. Willamette riic.
The members of the G. A R. will
leave tie armory in automobiles.
From 11:30 lo 12:30 a basket iuncii
eon will be pcrticipated in by the fam-
il cs of th! Womin s Relief t-t it
Moosj hall; th families of the ladies
of the G. A. R. at Rynn hall and the
families of the ladies auxiliary of the
SpanishAmer.'can War Vt-ferana et
The par-ido which will be formed la
the streets near the arir.ury will be
under command of grand marshal. Ma
jor Carle Abrams of the Oregon Nation
al Guard, assisted by his aides the
organization or which will be as I'd
lows: . .
Comrr.inder W. C. Faulkner of the
O. A. R.. mounted, as honorary mar
shal. Mounted color bearer.
Grand Marsh.il Major Carle Abrams
and aides, mounted.
Salem street ear band.
Company M. third infantry, O. N. G.
Sons of Veterans, legal escort to the
G. A. R.
Grand Army of tlic Republic.
Woman 's Relief Corps.
Ladies of the G. A. R.
Spanish-American War Veterans.
Ladies auxiliary to the Spanish
American War Veterans.
The Cherrian banner.
The Cherrian band.
The Modern Woodmen of America.
Tiio Loyal Order of Moose.
The Knights of Pythias.
Followed by other fraternal organiza
tions whose acceptance his not as yet
reached the committee.
Salem high school band.
hnlcm high school.
Salem public schools.
Sacred Heart academy.
Tiie Cherrbv Bud band.
The camp fire girls of Salem.
The boy scouas of Snlem.
Boys of the Oregon training school.
The first division will be formed on
Ferry street facing the west, bead of
the column at the enst line of Commer
cial street. The second division will
be formed on Liberty street, facing
south, the head of the column to be at
the north line of Ferry street. The
third division will form on Ferry street
facing the west in rear of the first di
vision. Tho formation will be in col
umns of fours and the distance be
tween fours will be two paces. The
line of march will be north on Com
mercial to Court, east on Court to Lib
erty, south on Liberty to State nnd
cast on Mate to Willson Park.
The program at Willsoa Park will
be as follows:
Music by the: Cherrian band while
crowd is assembling.
Opening, commander W. C. Faulkner
of the G. A. R.
Invocation, Rev. R. N.' Avison
America, by tho Orpheus club.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address by
Judge Geo. H. Burnett.
The Spanish-American War Veterans
commander H, H. Corey of the Span
ish War Veterans.
The Oregon .Nutionul Guard, Captain
Solo, Tom Ordeman.
The Sons of Veterans, C. If. Elliott.
Selection by the Cherrian band.
Address, Hon. T. B. Ford.
In case the weather will not permit
the program tobe given in tile park the
parade will march to the armory. Af
ter the program the Cherrian band w'1'
lead the procession to the bank of the
Willamette river at the foot of Stato
street where thev will furnish tho
music for the memorial services fori
the sailors and marines, which event
will complete the nroeram for the day.
first hour. The reactioa was more
ebiarly defined in the closing hour,
particularly in Reading and some in
dustrial specialties, the losses being ex
tended to one anil" a half point.
Official Returns From
Election Received bv
Secretary of State
Official returns of tho Primary Elec
tion, May 19th, have been received by
Secretary of State Olcott from 17 of
the 35 counties in the state.
The law allows the county clerks 20
days after the election within which
to make returns to the state depart
ment. Should the vote be received
from all of the counties earlier, it will
be immediately canvassed nnd certifi
cates of eloctinn and nomination issued
to the successful candidates and nom
inees, as(tho law-provides.
Marry of the successful delegates to
tho national convention nre requesting
that the canvass of the vote and the
issuing of their certificates be ex
pedited by this office. Secretary
Olcott wishes them to understand that
it is without his province to hurry the
mntter, except to dispose of it immedi
ately upon the receipt of returns from
all of tho counties.
The Republican Nationnl Convention
is scheduled to meet in Chicago Juno 7
and the 20 days allowed for the return
of tho vote does not expire until June
8th. It is hoped, howevor, that the can
vass of tho vote will be completed by
the counties and returns made by them
to tho secretary of stato in ample time
to permit of the official canvass of the
stato wido vote and the issuance of the
delegates' certificates prior to the con
vening of tho convention. "
French Capture Cumieres, Bui
Germans Claim to Have
Paris, May 27. After heavy fighting
French troops during the right captur
ed a largo part of Cumieres village,
n;-iB miles northwest of Verdun, tho
official statement announced today,
lhe Germans duspmtely counter at
tacked, but tho trench retained poll
session of tho town's eastern part and
also several German trenches noith-
west of it.
Last of the Mouse, Germans attacked
trenches adjoining Dounumont and
were repulsed. Artillery was most ac
tive on the northern Verdun front.
Say French Driven Out.
Berlin, May 27. French penetrated
the village of Cumieres during tho
ious fighting northwest or Verdun, but
they were later driven out, the official
stat.-ment declared today. Tho Ger
mans took 03 prisoners.
Last, of the Mouse, Germans reached
heights southwest of Thinumont forest
and tho French attempted vainly to
stem tho advance by counter attacks.
.South of Fort Dounumont two enemy
assaults Tailed, said the rtatement.
General Gallienl Dead.
rails, Mny 27. General Gallieni, 07
years otil, known ns the Ravior of Taris,
until recently French minister of war,
is dead today following an operation
for kidney trouble.
Ho was a veteran of the French-Prus
sian war nnd one of the most brilliant
members of tho general staff in the
present conflict. When the Germans
menaced Talis early in the war, Gal
lieni was military governor of I'uris.
General Manoury appealed to Gal
lieni to save the capital. Loading ev
ery possible recruit including regiments
or recently arrived Zouaves from Tunis,
into tnxicnbs, hacks, auto buses and
every manner of vehicles, Gallieni rush
ed them to the front. This taxi'ib
army saved the day. The Germnns were
hurled back at tho battlo of the Mouse.
Will Nnt Discuss
Withdrawal of Troops
Washington, May 27. General Funs
ton has instructed General Pershing
not to discuss withdrawal of Amer
ican forces from Mexico nt tho coming
conference with General Gavira at
Namiquipa, it was learned today.
Funston directed Pershing to confine
his talk to a discusBcion of Mexican
and American co-operation in hunting
bandits. Pershing reported ho desired
Gavira to como to Namiquipa believing
hn could convincv him thnt with actual
co-operation banditry in northern Mex
ico could bo stumped out.
Pershing reported seeing no move
ments of large Carranr.ista forces, and
said there were no indications of na
tives having been armed ami incited to
"Hiy Got Rich Blessing
Hikrchiefs by Mail
Los Angeles, Cal May 27. Charged
with using the United States ninils to
defraud, August Schrader, who adver
tised himself ns a divine healer, wan
placed uneer trrest todny by the fed
eral authorities here.
Telegraphic warrants were sent to
New Yorw requesting the arrest of
Francis Schlatter and Rev. August Al
gnrd. Kchrndcr alleged accomplices.
According to Postoffice Inspector
Wnlter M. Cookson, the trio have wax
ed rich by blessing handkerchiefs sent
through the mail.
AGREEMENT AS TO
United States Will Have Big
Job Negotiating. Treaty
OLD TREATY ABROGATED
BY PRESIDENT TAFT
In Exclusive Interview to
United Press Russian Of
ficial Tells Views
By WilUam Philip Simms.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Petrograd, May 27. Tht United
States faces tremendous difficulties in
any attempt to negotiate a new com
mercial treaty with Russia to replace
the ono aborgated during the Taft ad
ministration becauso of the Jewish
question. This was learned by the Uni
ted Press today on the highest author
Negotiations were betmn sir
months too Into." it was stated. "Tim
allies aro now perfecting a trado agrce
meet among themselves. Until it is
concluded, Russia will make no outsido
arrangements. France is hnuml in en.
counter difficulties, at least momcntar-
"If tho treaty is accomnlished nt nil.
it must confino itself to economics and
not enter into discussion of Rnsnin '
Count Kokokovtsoff, former premier
and former minister of finance, in an
exclusive interview granted the United
Press, made it plain that Russia would
consider no treaty in which its treat
ment of Jews was mado an issue.
"I am not an anti-Jew,!' he said.
"My record is proof of this."
"I admire America," said tho count.
"I welcome" American cooperation in
building industries and railroads and
in opening vast resources of raw ma
terial, of every sort. Before the war
Germany had made no special demands
on Russia. It was too keen. Having
ultorior motives, it scattered the wild
est stories against) Russia, making
trouble and meanwhile virtually monop
"Americans ought to realize that
Russia cannot entertain outside sug
gestions regarding internal affairs.
Americans must come in like any oth
ers, leaving Russia to settle its in
terior proniems. '
1 TODAY'S BALL SCORES I
R. IT. K.
First game E. H. E.
New York 4 12 4
Boston 3 0 1
Anderson nnd Rariden; Allen and
Gody. Hughes replaced Allen.
Second game R. H. F.
New York 2 5 0
Boston 1 0 0
Benton nnd Dooin; Rngnn and Gow
dy. Rariden replaced Dooin.
First gnme " R. H. K.
Brooklyn 8 2 1
Philadelphia 3 3 3
Pfeffer nnl Meyers; Chalmers, Mc
Quillan and Burns.
Second game R. IT. E.
Brooklyn 6 13 1
Philadelphia 0 4 0
Coombs and Miller; Dcmareo nnd
Pittsburg St. Louis postponed, rain.
b. rr. e.
Chicago 3 7 0
Cincinnati 2 (! 0
Vaughn and Fischer; Schneider and
R. TT. E.
Boston i 2 4 1
New York 4 8 2
Ruth and Thomas; Keating nnd
First gnme R. II. E.
Philadelphia 3 fi 2
Washington 5 8 2
Bush nnd Meyers Gallia and Henry,
Second gnme R. II. E.
Philadelphia X fi '
Washington 3 4 1
Nabnrs and Sehang; Johnston nnd
Ainsmith. Wickoff replaced Nnbors.
Cleveland Chicago, postponed, rain.
R. H. E.
It. I.ouis 1 5 1
Detroit 3 8 0
Weilmnn and Hartley; Covaleski and
Can Bennett Thompson
Drive an Automobile?
Portland, Or., Mn- 27. Can Bennett
Thompson drive an automobile!
On this1 question todajy hung the
most important link in the chain of
evidence the authorities are trying to
fasten to Thompson in connection with
the murder of Mrs. Helen C. Jennings
and Fred Ristmnn Monday night, May
Thompson declnres he cannot drive
an automobile. Nobody can be found
who ever saw him drlvo eno.
But the mysterious passenger in
Ristman's jitney, after shying Rist-
mau and hiding his body in the brush,
drove the machino over rough roads
on a dark night nearly threo miles to
the old Gore homestead, where ho
crushed the skull of Mrs. Jennings
wane she Blept. ,..
BLAZE AT SOL DUG
1L COSI $1,000
Hotel Power Plant of Sanator
ium and Several Cottages
Port AngelfS, Wash., May 27. Dam-
ago of $300,000 is estimated today to
have resulted from the fire which de
stroyed tho hotel at Sol Due, the sana
torium, power plant, several cottages,
bath house and stables.
The fire broke out yesterday after
noon. There were 30 guests at the re
sort, including President A. J. Sarling,
of the Milwaukco railway system; H.
B. Furling, vice-president, nnd Mrs.
Kin-ling and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rocke
feller and son.
It was with some difficulty that tho
hotel inmates found a place of refuge.
A high win! funned the flames and
Boon every building in the vicinity wus
on fire. Tho woods nearby also caught
firo and the one bridgo over tho Sol
Due river was on fire. Everybody to
crowl through tho underbrush to reach
place of safety.
Tho insurance covered only $70,000 of
Tho Sol Due hotel nnd summer re
sort and sanitorium was completed
four yers ago and was rapidly becom
ing one of the best known recreation
places in the northwest.
How Candidates Stand
Another On the List
Another candidate for queen of the
Cherrian fair has catered the contest,
and starts off the first dny with 531)0
votes. Miss Inez Stege is tho aspirant
for Cherrian honors, and her name was
presented by the Woolworth store which
will make a strenuous effort to sec
that Miss Stege makes a worthy run.
It is expected that one of the strongest
lodges in the city will present a candi
date next Monduy, adding considerable
interest to the contest. Tho vote to
day stands as follows:
Vcma Cooder (i.'l"0
Inez, Stego 531)0
Gertrude Corey 2700
Minnio ilarr 1000
Vienna Says France
Alone Halts Peace
Vienna, May 27. France nlone is
standing in the way of an early peace,
it was reliably reported todny. (Simi
lar advices have recently been cabled
by United Press correspondents in
Rome and Berlin.)
Great Britain is said to bo willing
to quit without attempting un offensive
on the western front. France, however,
strongly denires a final test, of mili
tary strength because her situation is
the most desperate of any of tho prin
cipal entente allies.
France fears Germany may not re
linquish the rich areas of northern
Franco which the kaiser 'b armies hold.
Also, the French have nothing with
which to bargain for peace.
GARDNER PRO ALLY
Washington, May 27. Ropro-
sontative Gardner (Rep,) today
introduced a resolution declar-
ing thnt a vnst majority of
Americans believe Austria and
Germany precipitated the war,
and Bsking congress to con-
gnitulate the nllies for punish-
ing "international faithless-
PREPARE FOR PEACE
Copenhagen, May 27. American
Ambassador Gerard believes peace pro
posals will assume definite form in a
few months, according to the corres
pondent of tiie Munich Zeitiing today,
"As a result of our understanding
with Germany on the submarine issue,
tho United States occupies nn abso
lutely free position, even if requested
to mediute, " tho correspondent quoted
Gerard as snying. "An early pence is
just as important to neutrals as to bel
ligerents. Therefore America feels
obliged to do its utmost toward bring
ing about peace."
1TE IS GUILTY;
CASE BREAKS ALL
Oa Way Back to His Cell Ih
Hummed Air From a Light
HIS FATHER CARRIED BY
SONS FROM COURTROOM
Was Out Hour and 2(V
Minutes-He Goes to
Now York, Mny 27 Dr. Arthur War
ren Waito was ionnd guilty of first
degree murder today for killing his
father-in-law, John II. Peck, with pois
on and germs. The jury reported at'
2:45 p. m. i
Waite will be senfonced to die in the
olectrij chair at Sing Sing. He was
remnnded for sentence Thursday. The
onvicted murderer recti r d the ver
Two bailiffs brought him into the
oom, his facn firmly set, when the iur-
ors hnd filed in. The foreman's words,
'guilty as charged," were searcelv
The jury was pol'ed whilo Waifo
sloo lKit'iK-tiugly His only rirsn of
emotion was when in reply to the usual
questions regarding h'.s ngc nnd birth-
plnco Ite spoM so low i' was lef&sary
for a bailiff to repoat his words.
Waito 's father was overwhelmed
with emotion, weeping wildly, ll'm ot&
or son tried in vain to comfort him.
"God's will be done," said Mrs.
Clara Waite when she heard the news.
Hor divorce will bocomo final in a few
..Waite 'a father was carried from th
court room by his sons.
It was learned thnt Percy Peck, rel
ative of tho murdered man, hnd re
quested a seat in the court room from
which ho could watch the last ray of
hope fado from Waite 's eyes ns the
evidence wa produced. This waa
The Waits trial was a record breaker
for New York. It opened last Mon
day. On his way back to his cell writh a.
death sentence hanging over him Waite
hummed an nir from n light opera. Ha.
told a bailiff: "If I had been a jury
man they wouldn't have been ont fiv
minutes." Mrs. Horton, informed of
tho verdict by telephone, immediate
ly left the phono without mnhing a
Arguments Were Brief.
"Kitva Ynrlt. Mnv V.7. .Tustir.n Hhenra
begun charging tho Wuite jury at 12:20
p. in. touuy, alter Assistant onsinei Jc
toruey Brothers had completed hia
At 1:23 p. m. tho jury retired to de
liberate on tho fate of Dr. Arthur War
ren Waito, New Yori dentist, who has,
confessed to poisoning his wife's pa
rents with anionic anil virulent disease
germs. The best Waito can get is life
imnriRoiimnnt in a criminal mud house.
Tho stato demands a verdict of first
degreo murder and the electric chair.
Attorney Deuel completed his closing
ent nt 11:15 a. in. Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Brothers then started
summing up tor t no stnte.
n.mni niviewed Waite 's career ot
crime and asked the jury if ho eould be-
... . . .. i .
callcu sane in view or ihb remarnuuio
"Even tho slate's alienists snid h
was a born .criminal, crieu Jueii.
They say ho never hud moral sense."
Duell asked for life imprisonment lo
an asylum, for Waite.
Waito wrnoiic emotion
ernranlnr Ttrntlicrs stendilv 88 ha
,.,., i i,;muolf (tenmmced bv the state's;
attorney as a cruel and cunning mur-
derer. lie was similarly iinim mu
ing Defenso Counsel Deuel's addre.
Alienists Say He Is smo.
Throo state alienists today declared
r,nu;i;uoiv thev tielleved Waito liana
when be committed his crime, and sane
at tho present moment. They admitted
he was not normal and classified him, a
a "born criminal."
Deuel in his closing argument seuseti
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