Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 16, 1916, Image 1

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Seamen Think It May Be Pos-e
sable To Float Steamer
Into Harbor
Pursers Check Shows Five
Missing But Actual Count
Impossible '
San Francisco, Jimp 10. WiHi 200
"f the passengers and crew of the
steamer Bear accounted for b.y the San
Francisco and 1'ortlnnd Stcams'.iip
company owners of the vessel, it was
declared today that only five perished
in the wreck of the coast liner on
Blunts Keef, fifteen miles south of
The corpses of the five known to
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uiun:iru ume an ueen iounil.
Ihey enme ashore near C'npe Mendoci
co, where two of the lifeboats upset.
The dead ore:
. William T. McLean, steerage
Herman Rose, ship's butcher.
Ferdinand Rossi, second cook.
Miss Aileen Green, Portland.
One unidentified woman's body,
Five of the passeugers disappeared
.Ctcr reporting themselves safe but
Ceorge L. Blair, general manager of
t ie line, believed tjiis due to the con-
Ijsion at Eureka.
The two lifeboats which capsized
were caught broadside to the surf
and rolled over. All the occupants
wore lifebelts and people ashore- threw
ropes and helped them land, but the
five that' pef Ished were unable to keep
tiioir heads above water even with the
aid of Uie lifebelts. Their corpses
floated ashore almost as ntiicklv as
tlie survivors swam there. Ono of the
upsets. was said to have, been caused
ly a passenger's dog jumping ovei
loard. A woman reached alter if.,
knocked one of the oars from its lock
aud allowed the boat to turn sideways
to the breakers.
When' they readied the strand the
passengers were obliged to bun- them
selves in . the sand for warmth. Later
t'jey were taken to the ranch houses.
Most of the passengers, who were
taken to Eureka in the tug' Relief and
the steamer Grace Dollar, started for
Sni Francisco this morning over the
Northwestern Pacific railroad at 8:15
o'clock. Survivors who reached Cape
town were taken aboard at Ferndale.
Survivors told many thrilling stories
of heroism in the face of grnve dan-
tier when the Bean- struck the reef.
I'assenaers rushed on deck in their
flight clothes, but were sent back by
the captain to dress. When the life
boats upset one woman saved her
baby by holding it high, above her
head while she struggle?! in tlie surf.
The Bear is still hard and fast on
Blunt 's Reef today and it is feared
tlie will be a total loss. Captain No-
pander and part of the crew will preb
ably remain at Eureka, intending to
revisit the scene and carefully mves-jor
tigate to ascertain wnetner tuere is
any hope of saving the liner.
W:reck Holds Together
Eureka, Col., June 10. Riding easi
ly in a light sea. the const liner Bear
remained on the rocks of Blunt 's Reef
todav iu no immediate danger of
breaking up. Frequent trips were
made to the wreck bv sailors on a !
ruft, attached to nn overhead trolley
Tho surf which upset two life-
V'onts and drowned five victim
s early i
Thursday was so calm that no
was. felt iu visiting the-
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TV best way t' git along witL
vole is t' flit her ou a salary.
jparing to Meet Great Al
lied Offensive Which Is
Expected Daily
Seven Fierce Charges Made
by Germans Up Slopes of
Dead Man's Hill
London, June 10. With Czernowitz
semi-offieially reported captured the
Russian offensive is now driving west
ward toward Stanislau in an effort to
completely cut the Austrians defenses
between Lemberg and all of the south
em points of the Hue.
If the Russians are successful, the
Austrian army will either to have to
hold its ground or retreat through the
Carpathians and down to the plains of
Hungary. For the Russians to reach
aud occupy the rich farming country
of the plains would be a serious blow
to the central powers, now practically
dependent on the coming harvest for
enough food to enable them to continue
the war.
Reports from Berlin, Petrograd and
Vienna nil make patent that the Aus
trians in an effort to prevent the
complete cut have stiffened their de
The Russians continued to advance in
the indentation they have made in the
line at Lutsk.
Germans Strengthen Lines.
London, June 10. The Germans. aP'
rrrehensive of a big allied offensive a,
the west front are eontinually reinrorc-
tin? tlieir lines there, dispatches from
Holland agree. From Knocke in the
Belgian territory occupied by the Ger
mans troop laden tram cars are going
toward the front in a never ending
procession. These are covered' with
green boughs to prevent the allied air
men from seeing them readily.
On the streets here, in the clubs, in
the restaurants and on the trains per
sons discuss with marked interest the
cryptic sentence) in the French semi
official report on Wednesday which
"The Germans iu front of Verdun
are maintaining an attitude of expec
tation in view of the menace of events
which they feel sure are becoming more
and more imminent."
To mast it means that the drive is
soon to start at the strategic, moment
when the increasing momentum of the
Russian drive will leavetba German
commnmlers wjth no choice but to have
their line smashed somewhee either iu
France or Russia.
Fierce Fighting at Verdun.
Taris, June 10. After a period of in
fantry inaction of 48 hours, the Ger
mans launched violent infantry attacks
ngninst the Thaiimont farm " C'aillette
woods sector of the Verdun front, east
bank of the Meuse, last night savs the
official statement today. All
tne attacks were repulsed
At times the French ntrillery fire was1
so heavy that the Germans were killed ' fi.Willy drawn. Igenuine efficiency, enlarged the postal
in their trenches before they were able The f;ght on suffrage lasted five or'savings system, added 10,000 rural de
to flee. ' I six hours. It was between the western livery routes and extensions, thus reach-
"On the west bank of the Meuse,"
said the statement, "the "Germans
launched seven counter attacks on the
slope of Dead Man's hill. Al! of these
were repulsed, the French imprisoning
185 Germans.
On the east bank, toward 0 p. m
the Germans made a powerful offensive
"ortii or iniamont lorm from Hill 321
lo 320. AH the attacks were checked
by the fire of our machine guns, the
Germans losing heavily. Further at -
tacks were launched at 10 p. m. oa the
edge of Cnillette woods. These were
checked by French curtain fire. The
Germans were unable at some points to
jump out of their trenches."
Iu the official statement fcf lu.-f!
night the French claimed the capture
of 1:10 prisoners when they took a Ger
man trench south of Dead Man 'a hill.
French Are Repulsed.
Berlin, via London, June 10. The
French forces on the southern edge of
Dead Man ' hill werp driven back by
German forces, the official war office
statement said today.
lierman troops took 240 prisoners and
several Maxim guns.
In the region of Thiaumont minor en
gngemcntsv favored the Germans. At
other points artillery cnaaeements took
Bofon, Mass., June 10. Connie
Mack ha signed Harold Crisp, 17 year
old pitcher of the Nee.liiam, Mai
high school, to play with the Athlet
Winnipeg, Man., June 16. A forest
fire is sweeping the timber lands near, system, prolific of panic and disaster , changes may be, the democratic con
Femie, II. I'., on Crow's Nest pass to-' under republican administration long gress is providinj for a non-partisan
ilsv. Fanned bv a hign wind, it is re
f anned bv a hign wind, it is re-
ported to be spreading rapidly,
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Democratic Platform
Is Broad In N Its Views
and Lofty In Sentiment
By Lowell Mellett.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
St. Louis, Mo., June 10. Unmeasured
denunciation of the hyphenated Amer
ican and a lauding of democracy li
achievements during tlie past three
years promise of additions labor legis
lation, a fervid endorsement of Amer
icanism and preparedness these were
the principal planks iu the platform
submitted to the democratic national
convention today by a resolutions com
mittee that wound up a continuous 2"
hour session full of fight and pepper.
Woinau suffrage, one of the princi
pal lom' 3 of contention, was held to be
a btate issue aud not one for decision
by a coustitutilonul lamcndment It
wn a lengthy document. Twenty-five
'p.anks" constituted
it and democ
racv'a "Dointinir tu pride.'' promises.
pledued for the future and endorsement
of the past were limned in about 5,00$ will largely exceed the expenditures
words. for the current fiscal year.
The platform held "revolting" the! We have lifted human labor from the
thought of intervention iu Mexico. category of commodities and have se-
The fiuht on the platform started at 'cured to the working man tho right of
10 o'clock Thursday night. Tkren
changes were made iu the dra'it as sub- and welfare. We have protected tho
mitted by the president. They were I rights of the laborer against the un
on the Mexican, suffraue and tariff i warranted issuance of writs of iniunc-
nlni.ks. The mniii fiyht came on the
de; Orations as to suffrage and Alex -
ico. but with the draft conmleted.
:tot Stone announced the iletident
thoroughly approved the ilocuineut as
, a-id southern states. Judge King, of
Oregon. Judge Baker, of California, and
Senator Pittman led the fikht for a
thoroughgoing endorsement.
Governor Ferguson and Governor
Stanley, of Kentucky, led the fight
acrainat it. The opposition was law -
1 ly from the south. The plank is re-
gaMed as distinctly unsatisfactory by
leaders of the woman's party and the
Congressional Union.
1 The democratic party la national con -
vention assembled adopts the following
declaration to the end that the people
of the United States may both realize
the achievements wrought by four
years of democratic administration and
be apprised of the policies to which
the party is committed for the further
conduct of national nffairs.
Record of Achievement.
Tho endorsement of the administra
tion of Woodrow Wilson. It speaks for
itself. It is the best exposition of sound
democratic policy at home and abroad.
We challenge comparison of our rec
ord, our keeping of pledges and our
constructive legislation with those of
anv Dartv of anv time.
We found pur country hampered by
sueci.il tiriviWe. a vicious tariff, obso-
lete banking laws and an inelastic
Our 'foreign affairs were dominated
by commercial interests for their selfish
ends. The republican pary, despite re
peated pledges, was impotent to correct
abuses which at had fostered. Under
our administration, under a leadership
which has never faltered, these abuse
have been corrected ami our pople
have been freed therefrom
Our archaic banking and currency
the refuge of the money trust has
been supplanted by the federal reserve
&AfiCA mat tssecTArioff
act, a true democracy of credit under
govenment contol which already proved
a financial uulwnrk in a world crisis,
mobilizing our resources, placing abund
ant credit at the disposal of legitimate
industry and making a currency pauic
Ve have created a federal trade com
mission to accommodate the perplexing
questions arising under the anti-trust
laws so that monopoly may be strangled
at- its birth and legitimate industry
encouraged. Fair competition iu busi
ness iB now assured. .
Wa have effected an adjustment of
the tariff, adequate for revenue under
peace conaitions and fair to the con-
! sunier and to the producer. We have
aujusiea ine uurueiiu- ui xitxuuuu mi
thnt swollen incomes bear their equ-
able share. Our revenues have been
sufficient in times of world stress aud
yountary association for his protection
! tion and have guaranteed to him the
' right of trial by jury in enses of al-
Sen-llesed contempt committed outside of
the nresenee of the court.
We base advanced the parcel post to
ing two aad one half million additional
people, improved tho poBtal service iu
every branch, and for the first time
in our histOTy placed the postoftice sys
tern on a seit suppnrting basis, wuu an
actual surplus in 191.1, 1914 aud 1913.
i Economic Freedom.
The reforms which were most ob-
viousiy neetteu 10 ciear away special
privilege, prevent unfair, discriuiina-
,tion and release the energies of men of
I all ranks and advantages have been
' effected by recent legislation. We must
now remove, so far an possible, every
, remaining element of unrest and uucer
l tainty from the path of the business
men of America, and secure for them
a coutiuued period of quiet, assured and
confident prosperity.
We reaffirm our belief iu the doc
trine of a tariff for the people of pro
viding sufficient revenue for the opera
tion of the government economically ad
mini.ored and unreservedly endorse the
Underwood tariff law as truly exempli
fying that doctrine. We recognize that
tariff rates are necessarily subject to
change to meet changing conditions in
the worlds productions and trade. The
events of the last two
brought about many
years have
changes. In some respects their effects
are yet conjectural and wait to be
closed, particularly in regard to our
foreign trade. Two years of a war
whiclf has directly involved most of the
ci.icf industrial nations of the world and
which directly affected the life and in
dustry of all nation 4, are bringing
about economic changes more varied
and far reuching than tho world has
ever before experienced.
In order to ascertain just what these
(LOntinuea oa rage BdTen.j
Great Demonstration Wel
comed Mention of Presi
dent Wilson's Name
No Opposition to Marshall
It Was All Over Four
Minutes to Midnight
Coliseum, St. Louis, June 10. The
convention in last night's session,
plainly showed it was weary of furtiier
delay anxious to finish up and go
home. . Thnt feeling was even more
pronounced when the delegates awoke
with sore throats or aching arms and
legs from the over use they ?ave such
organs and parts in last night's out
burst of cheering and noise accorded
President Wilson and his running
mlate. Democracy's convention his
tory, with the climax four years ago
ut Baltimore, has recorded many a
stirring night session, but seldom any
more picturesque than, last eight's
meeting. A tremendous crowd took
every inch of space iu the great audi
torium and remained until both Wil
son and Marshall had been nominated.
Outside all tho city police reserves
had to be called to quell a riot of dis
appointed spectators. There was con
siderable Criticism of the police today
for their utter relusal to recgnizts cre
dentials of national committeemen del
egates or newspapermen in this throng
outside: ' Many ' With' full "credentials
were even roughly handled. Jjoor
keepers with large circles of acquaint
ances had smuggled in their friends
without ticket and they overflowed
everywhere in press stands, clinging
to the railings, sitting in the aisles and
perched on window ledges.
Fire Department Takes Charge
Before the convention was called to
order the coliseum was so full that the
fire department took charge of the
entrance and permitted no more to
come in. William .1. Bryan, However,
managed to get by and got his usual
uproarious reception as he tk his
At 9:1.1 o'clock Chairman James
rapped the convention to order. The
Kev. W. J. Hardest.?, ennpinu or. ine
Missouri senate, offered a prayer.
The crowd yielded to the rasping of
the gavel long enough to hear the
prayer und then renewed its demands
tor" a speech from Bryan. Chairman
James admonished the galleries.
Senator Thompson then moved a sus
pension of the rules to permit lur.
Bryan to speak, wnne tne morion was
put there were Borne "noes," but the
chairman ruled two-thirds had voted
in favor.
A committee headed by Senator
Kern, of ludinna, escorted Mr. Bryan
to the speaker's place, while tho floor
and galleries roared their approval.
Senator Hughes, of New Jersey, act
ed in the role of an officer of one of
the entrances, aiding the police in try
ing to control the crowd.
While Mr. Bryan wus spenking word
came in from time to time of leaders
marooned outside and of more than
200 delegates who could not enter.
Reselling parties of officers went out
aud not them inside. Norman K Mack,
the uatiinal committeeman from New
York, and Charles F. Murphy, leader
of Tammany, were among those who
struggled for neurly an hour to gain
recognition beforo getting through the
Marooned Delegates Rescued
Chairman .Ijitics directed the poli
to go to the entrances and ndmit all
delegates, alternates ami members of
the press marooned outside.
Then the roll of the states was call-
d for nominations. Alabama yielded
to New Jersey, and Judge John W.
Wescott began his speech nominating
President Wilson.
Applause was given to Judge Wes
cott' remarks on the administration 's
policy toward Mexico. The crowd wijs
attentive and quiet. It voiced approval
of America's maintenance of interna
tional law. Some of the crowd, how
ever, were eager for the nomination.
"ame him, name liin, came cries
from the galleries.
An Judge Wescott closed with a
mention of the name "Woodrow Wil
son," the crowd broke into a great
demonstration. Moving picture flash
lights blazed, and flags were paraded
iu front of tho stand. The bnnd play
ed "The Star Spangled Banner,"
while a huge bnnner bearing the presi
dent's likeness was unfurled from the
roof of the hall. The delegates began
a parade .bearing state stanchions.
Women delegates were among the
pnraiiers in the aisles. Senators and
representatives helped carry banners.
Senator Hughes personally bore the
New Jersev flag. .
Crowd Joina in Slugin Medley
rserennt at arms Martin stirred up
(CoaUnuti raft Thr.)
Committee Worked All Night
On Platform, Disagree
On Suffrage
Platform Was Adopted As Re
ported by Committee, and
Convention Adjourned
By Perry Arnold. -
(United Press staff correspondent.)
St. Louis, Mo., June 10. The com
plete harmony program for the demo
cratic national convention was "bust
ed wide open" today. Harmony reach
ed its climax near midnight when
President Wilson und Vice-Presideut
Marshall were re-nominated by acclama
tion. At 7 o'clock, when the resolutions
committee was putting the finishing
touches on its report after 22 hours
continuous session, it was appnreut that
at least one fight of that long grind
would be carried, to the floor. of. the
convention; ' : .'
This was in relation to woman stf
frago. The committee fought out the
equal ballot pledge for hours. It defeat
ed, 20 to 2, a plunk for a straight
out declaration in favor of a federal
constitutional amendment to give wo
men the vote. It adopted by a vote' of
2u to 20, the following statement::
"Wo recommend the extension of the
franchise to the women of the country
by the states, upon the same terms is
men." .
This substitute was entirely nnsatis
factory to the suffrage workers. It was
regarded by them as a mere, subterfuge
a "passing of the buck" to the
states. The workers tor a straight out
suffrage endorsement were indignant
and openly voiced their declaration of
offering from the floor n substitute
which would commit the party to open
and complete accord in a constitutional
amendment granting extension of the
Committee Won Out.
It was o motley crowd of politicians
and statesmen who wound up their plat
form building early this morning. The
room on the second floor of the Planters
hotel in which they met was a sight to
behold. Its floor was littered with
dead and stale cigar stumps, with pa
per, mutches and debris; the air hung
heavy in the bright morning sunlight
with the smell of sweaty bodies and
putrid cigar smoke. Members of the
resolutions committee themselves were
frazzled tlieir eyes rimmed with red
from the long tense debute, their faces
lined with deep wrinkles oi exhaustion
and their voices hoarse with excitement
and straining in tho constant argument
and debates. Nobody's temper actual
ly broke down, but there were some
near casualties. Not since 7 o'clock last
night hus either Senator Hollia of New
Hampshire, nor Senator Walsh of Mon
tuna, left the room iu which committee
The language of the Mexican plank
and of that referring to the democratic
foreign policy were also stumbling
blocks with the suffrage resolution.
There may be nil open uiring of these
differences from the floor of the con
vention when the break comes on wo
man suffrage.
Old timers in democratic ranks were
actually pleased with the split in the
resoutions committee and the threat
ening niring of differences on the con
vention floor. They held a democratic
convention wouldn't bo true to life if
something didn't result in a row or
near row nnd the HUH convention has
been entirely too tame, in their opinion
to live up to the best traditions of the
party. On Wednesday if any democrat
had dared to predict there would have
been any difference of opinion in plat
form, ho would probably have been
laughed down in derision. The platform
was the main thing on which it was
thought the party was in complete ac
cord. Its skeleton foundation hud been
prepared by President Wilson sd it
was assumed nil the resolutions commit
tee would linvo to do was to fill it
with choice words and tack on some
weatherhonrdiue to make it woathe
But the carpenters had differen
ideas as to the sort of planking to be
used and the row was on. Democrncy
will have at lenst u bit of a fight on
its hands when the convention meets at
11 o'clock.'
Committee Report.
After a period of waiting during
which Senator Reed of Missouri, deliv
ered an address, Senator Stone of Mis
souri, was recognized at 12:.'10 to sub
mit a report of the committee on reso
lutions. Senator Reed eloquently lauded de
mocracy's record and prophesied vic
tory. He pointed to the fact that the re
publicans did not dare to nominate nt
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Experts Insist Cyanide That
Caused Death Was Taken
In Liquid Form .
Fate of Orpet May Depend
On Whether Poison Was
Liquid or Powder
Courtroom, Waukegau .III., June 1(5.
The "three spots" took their piuca
in tho tangled story of Alarum Lam
bert's death today . along with tho
'Three Ouks." the "eternal triangle ,
the "alibi letters" and the "tryst of
death,' 'as the crucial points iu the
case on which hinges the fate of Will
Orpet, charged . with 'Marion s (murn
der. .
The spots tiny circular marks on
Marion Lambert's coat, made by cyan
ide of potassium were brought before
the jury constantly today.
Dr. Kulpli J. Webster, chemist i
brought the spots in the limelight by
his testimony, was cross examined by
the defense today.
lie was forced to an admission that
tho coat was not brought to him until
May 5, mouths after Marion's death.
The defense sought to infer that any
thing might have happened to Marion's
coat in the meantime.
For a minute in his cross examination
today, Dr. Webster raisod the hopes-of
tho prosecution. . Then no 'shattered
them. ,"
A handkerchief, taken from Orpet's
room at Madison,- Wis., was introduced
in evidence. '
"I found cyanide in this haadknrohief
when I analyzed it," he said, t
The crowded court room waited ex
pectantly. . -
But," he added, " that indicates
nothing. Tho cyanide was a minute
quantity, and. came from Orpet' nos
trils or lungs. We alt have cyamdo
n our bodies."
Webster said no cyanide was found
in other articles of clothing taken from
Orpet 'a room.
The defense sought vainly to force
Dr. Webster into an admission that he
was not certain the cyanide that hill
ed Marion was in liquid from. The
chemist said everything indurated, it
was a liquid.
Wilhamh 1). McNally, chemist in tne
Cook oounty coroner's office, corrobor
ated Dr. Webster in nearly ove.ry detail.
lie aided in tho analysis of .Marion
viscera and of her clothing. Tho cyan
ide was in a liquid form, he said.
Frederick Wembam, an undertaker,
admitted on the stand that when Ma
rion's body was brought to his morgue
it was frozen and that he placed kero
sene stoves beneath it to thaw it out.
The coat thnt bore the cyanide spots
was thrown, over the body at the m,e,
Weuibam admitted. The defense sought
to show that this thawing out process
might account in some way for thrt
spots oven if the cyanide was original
ly in a powder form.
The state called weniuam tor redirect
'When Mr. Dndy examined the coat
in your morgue, did he put anything
on itt" Weuibam wns asked. .
".How do you knowt"
"Because Daily asked me particular
ly to watch his every move and I
Portland, Or., Juno 10 The body
of tne fifth victim of the wreck ot
tho coast liner Bear, which struck a
reef off the Cnliornia coast, is believed
to be that of Miss Helen Fish, a achoo(
teacher of Baker, Or. .
Boston, Mass, June t6. Kngnes of
the Boston Braves, shut out Pittsburg
this afternoon without a hit. , Th
twirler was invincible and the Brave
won to 0.
Oregon: Fair
tonight and (Sat
urday, . not eo
warm interior
west portion Sat
urday ; -wind
mostly northerly.