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VOL. XLVI. JTO. 14,198-
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BRYAN IS READY
TO FIGHT HEARST
Grand Reception to Be
Given in New York.
THEN HE PEELS HIS COAT
Radical Democrats Are to Be
Whipped Into Line.
BELMONT PULLS STRINGS
William Hoge, Cnknown to Political
Fame, Is Ostensibly in Charge of
the Citizens' Committee, Ar
ranging for Home-Comlng.
NEW YORK. June JO. (Special.) Wil
liam Jennings Bryan on the stump, plead
ing for votes against William Randolph
Hearst, because the editor is too radical,
and furthermore is no longer a Demo
crat! That Is the spectacle which Is promised
In New York State this Kail, and the
leaders of the Democratic organization
regard it as their trump card. They are
only speaking of it in whispers as yet.
Bryan, who is now traveling around the
world, is due to arrive here early in
August, and plans are under way to give
him a grand reception, and one that will
convince him that he alone Is the idol
of the Democratic party.
Prominent Men Interested.
Preparations are now under way to hold
a great meeting in Madison Square Garden
to be attended by Democrats from all
parts of the country. Among those who
have already signified their intention of
being present are: United States Senator
William J. Stone, of Missouri; Clark
Howell, of Georgia; Moses Wetmore, of
St. Louis; Carter Harrison, of Chicago;
Joseph J. Wlllett, of Alabama; ex-United
States Senator Towne, of Minnesota (now
Congressman Towne, of New York); O.
H. P. Belmont, and Democrats of every
shade of opinion in New York "State.
This meeting will be one grand hurrah
for Bryan as the Presidential nominee
in UK'S. The men who voted against him
In two Presidential elections will be
prominent among those who will do him
homage, and he will be shown that noth
ing but his own positive declination can
prevent him from securing the nomina
tion almost unanimously.
And then he will be apked to get to
work right away, and aid in killing off
It Is planned to use him as the headline
speaker during the campaign. He will be
Bent all over the state to expound to
voters on the danger of "Hearsteria," or
whatever else you may call it, and the
belief is that he will be able to whip the
radical Democrats into line for the regu
lar party candiate for Governor.
Bryan in Full Sympathy.
That Bryan is in sympathy with this
movement is shown by a letter which he
wrote to one of his friends, and which
was mailed in Constantinople. In it he
dwells upon the Hearst movement at
length and winds up by saying: "It is
time to call a halt on socialism In the
United States. The movement has gone
too far. It must be checked now, and
That Mayor McClellan and his forces
will join in the movement is shown by a
statement by "Big Tim" Sullivan, who
Is the real Tammany ruler of New York.
He declares he is in favor of the re
nomination of Bryan, and that Richard
Croker will return to the United States
expressly to attend the national conven
tion as a delegate, and to cast the Empire
State's votes for the man from Nebraska.
The activity on the part of Bryan's
friends has caused considerable worrl
ment to the Hearst forces, especially
elnce a number of their own active mem
bers are enlisted in It. Among them are
Assemblyman Charles Campbell, deputy
leader of the Independence League forces
at Albany last Winter; A. H. Bastmond.
ex-president of the Brooklyn Democratio
Club; Dr. William J. O'Sulllvan, the law
yer, and Augustus Thomas, the play
wright, who helped to organize the "The
atrical 'Men's Municipal Ownership
. League Club."
Belmont at Head of Reception.
Plans for the Bryan reception, while
ostensibly under the charge of a com
mittee of citizens, named and headed
by William Hoge, who is practically
unknown to political fame, are really
being directed by August Belmont,
chairman of the Democratio National
committee, and a close friend and ad
viser of Alton B. Parker.
Maurice B. Minton, representing Mr.
Belmont, has a suite of rooms in the
Exchange building on lower Broad
way, and from it invitations are being
sent out to leading Democrats all over
the United States urging them to
assist the celebration, either by their
presence or by letter. From these
same rooms the contest for control of
the Democratic state convention is be
ing conducted, and Mr. Minton, al
though he is making no statements, is
supremely satisfied with the outlook.
"We will kill off Hearst with Bryan."
declared one Democratio reorganizes
"although it hasn't been positively de
cided I would not be surprised to see
the state convention pass a resolution
"The strength of Hearst is really
the Bryan vote, and in a choice be
tween the two men I am confident the
one who was twice his party's nom
inee for President will sweep the other
off the political map."
MAY FORCE ROOSEVELT IN.
Interests Opposed to President's
Plans Are Working Quietly.
WASHINGTON', June 10. (Special.) A
politician of National prominence who has
been prominent in the Republican organ
ization of recent years is quoted as having
told friends within a few days that it Is
no longr a question of 190S, but a ques
tion of 1912, and that the main effort of
the Republicans two years hence must be
concentrated In maintaining control of the
organization and keeping the ultra-radicals
from capturing It four years later.
This astounding declaration brings Pres
ident Roosevelt into the equation again,
It is whispered that certain "Interests"
fear Roosevelt may be forced Into the
fight as it repeatedly has been stated he
would be and they Intend to balk such a
contingency, if possible. It is reported
they have been quietly working, having
become angered by the President's cru
sade against them, and wanting to get
What will a man of Roosevelt's temper
ament do when he awakens to this cam
paign of the "interests" to undo his work,
and the further possibility that the old
organization, which was not for him at
heart two years ago, is bent on suppress
ing his influence In the next National con
vention. This question has formed a topic
of lively discussion for the last day or
It is pointed out that when President
Roosevelt declared, as soon as the ballots
were counted in 1904. that he would not
accept a renomlnatlon. he could not have
foreseen the things that were to arise.
The question as to what the President
might do. If confronted with the situation
outlined above, was put bluntly to a close
friend of the Administration today:
"You cannot tell how certain forces will
operate," was the reply. "But what suc
cess would the President have In putting
through the reforms he has set about if
he were a candidate for another tem?
He would fail, because it naturally would
be assumed he was working for purely
There is much food for reflection in this
observation of the "close friend of the
Administration." President Roosevelt has
a programme he is determined to put
through. It will be a gigantic task to
accomplish all of it within the remaining
period of his term. It was learned from
the highest authority today that next
Winter the President will push his scheme
of limiting great fortunes by a progres
sive tax. as suggested in his famous
"muck rake" speech.
Then there is the Government control
of coal lands designed to thwart the
future greed of the coal barons and the
Standard Oil trust. That will be another
live Issue when Congress meets again.
There are plenty of other things on the
programme that must have legislative,
action before the job Is completed.
Will the President be willing to lay
down his work if it is unfinished when
his term expires and he finds a hostile
organization confronting him with the
possible chance that a Republican suc
cessor. If there be one, may not take up
the work where he leaves off?
CLEVELAND'S HELP EXPECTED
Former Cabinet Members Have
Come Out for the Xebraskan.
WASHINGTON, June 10. More prob
lems have passed forward in the field of
National politics within the last week
and more interest has been aroused over
tlie question of candidates for 1908 than
the oldest politicians are able to recall
In connection with any previous season
two years ahead of the conventions. The
developments of the last two days, have
added several elements of importance to
The Bryan boom stands out as the
greatest object of wonder. In a general
way it is not a surprise to the observers
who see farthest. They long ago pre
dicted that the Nebraskan would be the
choice of the conservatives who formerly
opposed him, as well as the masses who
remained "regular" in 1S96 and 1900. How
ever, they did not expect things to move
so suddenly, and they are astonished at
the precipitateness with which most of
the old regime seem to be jumping for
the Bryan wagon.
About all that is now needed to make
the conservative indorsement of Bryan
complete is Is a word from ex-President
Grover Cleveland. Cleveland's former
Cabinet officials have been heard from
with considerable emphasis. First came
David R. Francis, of Missouri; yesterday
William F. Vilas, of Wisconsin, gave the
boom a further shove, and It is reported
here that ex-Attorney-General Judson
Harmon, of Ohio, has declared himself
privately as favoring Bryan, and that he
will give public utterance soon.
One of the most significant of Bryan
Indorsements is that of ex-Senator, Postmaster-General
and Secretary of the In
terior Vilas, who was one of the fore
most leaders of the anti-silver wing at
the Chicago convention in 1S96. When the
split came he was a ruling spirit in ar
ranging and carrying out the Indianapolis
convention that resulted in the nomina
tion of Palmer and Buckner.
Of particular significance, however. Is
the fact that Mr. Vilas, of all of Cleve
land's friends, has been in closest touch
with the sage of Princeton from a purely
OIL TANK SET ON FIRE
Lightning Causes Loss of $150,000
NEODESHA. Kan., June 10. Lightning
struck an oil tank containing 18,000 barrels
pf oil. the property of the Prairie Oil &
Gas Company, a Standard Oil branch here,
early today and caused a fire loss of $150.
000. The burning oil set fire to the pump
ing station and all the company's build
ings,' including some of the largest pumps
In the world, were destroyed.
The destruction of these pumps will stop
the pumping of oil to the Kansas City
and Waiting, Ind., refineries and may
cause the Prairie Company to cease buying
oil. as the storage capacity is almost ex
hausted. The hot oil flew in every direc
tion, burning several men who were fight
ing the flames. None was seriously hurt.
WORK OR BE DISCHARGED
Ultimatum Given Utah Miners Who
Would Have a Picnic.
SALT LAKE CITY, June 10. Friction
has arisen at the copper camp at Bing
ham between the Western Federation of
Miners and the mlneowners. Six hundred
miners having decided to attend an an
nual outing in this city June 13, the Utah
Consolidated and the Boston Consolidated
Companies have given notice that men
who fall to appear for work on that day
will be discharged. A majority of the
men will undoubtedly go on the outing.
WRECK ON EAST
SIDE CAR LINE
Eight Passengers Are Badly
Hurt and Several Less
MOTORMAN LOSES HEAD
Heavily Loaded Woodlawn Car, In
bound, - Gets Beyond His Control
and Crashes Into Outbound
No. 332 on Curve.
LIST OF THE INJURED.
JAMES BENTSEN. 207 Columbia
street Head and face badly cut;
taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.
A. G. OLSON, 820 Grand avenue
North Slight injury to left hand,
dressed at Good Samaritan Hospital
and taken home.
C. R. DELTES, 3S1 Atnsworth
street Leg Injured; taken home.
BERT A. KELLOGG, 484 Everett
street Hand cut; taken home.
ROBERT L. HEN1NGER, 300 Ivy
street Hand cut by flying glass;
MRS. PEASE, address unknown
Husband said to be employed at
Weatherly Creamery; went home
About 15 unknown persons of both
sexes, more or less injured, none
As a result of a head-on collision about
10:30 yesterday morning between two
Woodlawn streetcars on the curve at the
intersection of Union and Holladay ave
nues, eight persons were badly injured,
while a number of others were more or
less hurt. It was almost a miracle that
there were no fatalities. Both cars were
badly damaged, and flying glass from the
broken windows was scattered in all di
rections, causing a panic among the pas
sengers. The accident was due to the fact that
Motorman Beidleman, of Car No. 334,
which was coming into town, lost control
of the car while going down a slight in
cline on Union avenue before reaching
Holladay avenue, and instead of stopping
at the point indicated and switching so
as to continue south along Union avenue,
he rounded the curve Into Holladay ave
nue towards the Steel bridge at a high
rate of speed and crashed with terrific
force into Car No. 332 of the same line,
which had stopped for 334 to pass.
So great was the force of the Impact
that the front of one of the cars was lift
ed from its truck, while the floors of both
were badly buckled. All the windows
were smashed and considerable woodwork
Firemen to the Rescue.
Lieutenant C. E. Wood, of fire truck
company No. 4, which is located about a
block distant from the scene of the acci
dent, was an eye-witness of the smash-up
and immediately telephoned to the police
station for the patrol wagon. Patrolmen
E. Burke and John Price responded, and,
assisted by Lieutenant Wood and other
firemen, besides several citizens living
near-by, rendered material assistance to
the Injured. Battalion Fire Chief L. G.
Holden, who resides in the vicinity, also
came to the rescue.
Those known to be hurt quite badly
were James Bentsen, a iaborer In the
employ of the Portland Lumber Company,
residing at 267 Columbia street, who j-e-ceived
severe cuts about the face and
head from flying glass; A. G. Olson, also
employed by the Portland Lumber Com
pany, and residing at 829 Grand avenue
North, slight cut on left hand; C. R.
Deltes, of 381 Ainsworth street, injury to
leg; Bert A. Kellogg, a clothescleaner, re
siding at 4S4 Everett street, had his hand
lacerated; R. L. Heninger, manager
Northwest Detective Coil Company, re
siding at 360 Ivy street. Woodstock, hand
cut by flying glass; Mrs. Pease, address
unknown, but said to be the wife of Elmer
Pease, an Ice-cream maker of 1200 Union
avenue North, who was slightly hurt. In
addition, two small children are said to
have received slight cuts.
One Taken to Hospital.
Bentsen, who seemed to be more seri
ously injured than anybody else, was
first taken to a private residence on
the northwest corner of East Third
street and Holladay avenue, where his
wounds were dressed by a colored ser
vant, after which he and Olson were
taken In the patrol wagon to Good Sa
maritan Hospital. The latter had his
hand dressed at the hospital and left
immediately after, but Bentsen will be
confined to one of the wards for several
A man and woman, supposed to be
Elmer Pease and wife, of 1200 Union
avenue North, were taken into the resi
dence of Mrs. Davids, at 214 Union ave
nue, and had slight cuts attended to.
All the others of those more seriously
hurt were sent to their homes.
Robert L. Heninger, who was one of
the passengers and who was slightly
cut about the wrist and had his ankle
sprained, gave a very clear account of
the collision last night. He was stand
ing in the rear vestibule of "car No. 334
when the accident occurred, and in dis
cussing the matter stated that the car
was going at such an unusual rate of
speed that many remarked the circum
stance, and he saw that Motorman
Beidleman had lost control of the car.
Passenger Tells His Story.
"We were crowded with passengers
going to church," continued Heninger,
"and as we approached Holladay avenue
I noticed that while the motorman had
put on the brakes he had failed to throw
oft the power,' hence we approached the
curve at a high rate of speed. I grabbed
for the trolley rope to throw it off the
wire and thus 6hut off the power, but it
was too late, and we crashed Into car
No. 332 of the Woodlawn line, which was
around the corner on Holladay avenue
waiting for us to pass.
"I was formerly in the employ of the
Portland Railway Company, and , am
positive that Beidleman has had but
slight experience as a motorman, al
though he has been years on the route
as a conductor. He appeared to have
lost his head at a critical moment, and
the car got beyond his control."
Fred Gifford, assistant electrician of
the Fire Department, who was at
Chemical Engine Company No. 3 at, the
time, corroborates Heninger on several
Grease on Rails Blamed.
Richard G. Sloan, assistant superin
tendent of the Portland Railway Com
pany, declared last night that the acci
dent was due to the car track having
been freshly greased, causing the car to
obtain such a momentum that the motor
man was unable to turn the switch.
"Owing to track repairs," said Mr.
Sloan, "the cars going to Woodlawn
cross the steel bridge and continue east
on Holladay avenue to Union avenue,
turning north along that thoroughfare.
The Incoming cars proceed along Union
avenue to East Burnside street, and
then turn westerly and cross the Burn
side street hridg1ntd the city.
"There is quite a noticeable incline
from Hassalo street to Holladay avenue.
A car must have just passed and opened
the switch, and as the track had been
freshly greased the heavy car coming,
which was crowded with church-goers,
must have acquired such headway that
Motorman Beidleman was unable to
throw the switch. The reportB we get
do not indicate that the car was travel
ing at an unusual rate of speed."
Says Beidleman Is Competent.
Mr. Sloan, while admitting that Beidle
man was a regular conductor who had
been placed "on the head end" tempor
arily, was positive that he was compet
ent to handle the car, having formerly
worked as a motorman.
Car No. 334, the more badly damaged
of the two, was in charge of Conductor
Dawson, while Conductor Phelas and
Motorman Springer were running No.
I. A. Peters, of 352 Hassalo street, ren
dered much assistance to the injured.
YACHT IS CAPSIZED.
Three Men Are Browned in New
NEW YORK, June 10. Three men were
drowned in New York Bay this after
noon, when the yacht Lottie W., with a
fishing party on board, capsized during
a sudden storm off West Bank Light.
William Moran. Paul Smith and George
Geise, all of Brooklyn, were drowned.
Eight members of the party clung to the
side of the yacht until taken off by a tug.
The thunder slower which swept
the harbor late " In the ' ilay was the
most severe of the season. Many small
boats were turned topsy-turvy, but In
most Instances the Imperiled persons
were quickly rescued. One of the mu
nicipal ferryboats running to Staten
Island picked up a party from a naph
that launch in distress oft Robbin's
Six boys In a rowboat were dashed
against the seawall of the Ellis Island
immigrant station. Their craft was
smashed to bits, but their cries for
help brought rescuers to the scene.
Members of the Ocean Yacht Club,
Stapleton, S. I., tonight noticed a
launch afire in the middle of the bay.
A minute afterward a report was heard
like an explosion. Three members put
out from the clubhouse in a small
boat, but when they got to the place
where they had seen the blaze they
could find no boat nor anybody in the
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 75
deg-; minimum, 49 deg.
TODAY'S Showers and cooler; south
Pruning of geological survey appropriation by
the House means great loss to the West.
Conference report on the statehood bill comes
up Tuesday In the House. Page
Livestock Interests urge speed in considera
tion of the agricultural bill. Page
Judge Alfred W. Benson accepts appointment
as United States Senator from Kansas.
Empfror Francis Joseph gives audience to
Austrian and Hungarian delegates. Page 2.
Representative Longworth and his bride are
guests of the American Arussador in
London. Pav T. '
Reported plot to kill the Pop creates great
excitement at Rome. Page 1. "
Chief of Police In Russian city shot and killed
while out driving. Page 4.
Million-dollar Christian Science temple dedi
cated at Boston. Page 2.
President Casaatt, of the Pennsylavnia, gives
an accounting of his stock ownership.
San Franciscans have recovered their spirits
and greet poverty with laughter. Page 2.
Washington labor leaders forming a political
Linn County will be surrounded on all sides
by prohibition territory. Page
Three .entries in the trans-Pacific yacht race
at San Pedro, Cal. Page
Beavers take last game of series from An
gels. Page 0.
Dynamos at Oregon City electric plant ruined
by cross circuit at Portland. Page 12.
Grand reception is to be given Bryan on his
return from abroad. Page 1.
Cleveeland expected soon to give Bryan Presi
dential boom a shove. Page
Interests opposed to Roosevelt may force him
into the Presidential race. Page 1.
Democratic party in New York Is hopelessly
spilt up Into factions. Page 4.
Investigation of Packers.
Chancellor Day, of Syracuse University, im
pugns the President's motives and defends
the packers. Page 1. a
Secret service men obtain evidence against
the beef trust that will bring it to time.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mrs. I. Frohman writes of earthquakes in
Japan and national prosperity there. Page
Many Injured, eight badly, in street-car wreck
on East Side. Page 1.
Passing of George C. Brownell, Clackamas
County political boss. Page 1.
Irish-Americans hold " memorial exercises for
Michael Davitt. Page 8.
Girl ushers make a decided hit at the White
Temple Page 8.
GEORGE BRQWFJEL L
S 001 AND OUT
Enemies of Clackamas County
Leader Rejoice Over His
BUT ARE THEY RIGHT?
Foes May Yet Find Him to Be Reck
oned With Unique Career of the
Boss Who Made and Unmade
Men In State of Oregon.
OREGON CITY. Or.. June 10. (Staff
Correspondent.) The old saw given birth
by some political wiseacre years agone,
"Politics make strange bedfellows and
makes and mars many men," is applic
able just now to the passing of George
C. Brownell, who for 12 years past not
only has dominated the-polltics of Clacka
mas County, but has been one of the
foremost figures. In the political history
of Oregon. His defeat at the recent elec
tion, while it was freely predicted by his
enemies, who, by the way, are legion,
was a thing that until the votes were all
counted was more of a hope than an ex
pectation. Yet the former State Senator from
Clackamas went the way of countless
others before him, and now the question
Is, will they say "was" when they talk
of him or will it still, be ' is . .
George C. Brownell is a strange mix
ture. When the probe is shot In beneath
the politician, the best of the man is ex
posed; a human side of him that stands
out in bold contrast to George C. Brow
nell the political manipulator. There is
no use denying it, he is some will say
was a born political trickster. Like a
general planning his battle beforehand,
he entered every political fight to iwln
he played politics to win. He has won
and lost and won and lost again, and
now perhaps for the last time.
Of George C. Brownell, the man, and
of George C. Brownell, the politician, vol
umes could be written. The things which
have been charged against him during
his career as a political manipulator will
hang overalls head like a pall as long as
he lives. Neither political effacement nor
the passing of years will wipe them out.
Nor will the deeds of kindness, the fa
vors he hi.? done nor the financial aid
that he has scattered broadcast among;
his constituency ever be forgotten.
Wise Ones Not Surprised.
The defeat of Brownell by J. E. Hedges,
while it surprised many, was no sur
prise to the close observers ' of the po
litical game In Clackamas County.
Brownell owes his defeat to" three
causes. First and foremost, he has never
recovered from the mistake he made in
leaving J. N. Dolph, after standing with
him during the famous forty-day dead
lock. At the last moment he turned to
McBrlde and this was the beginning of
the end of Brownell's political career.
It Is true that the end was a long time
coming, but the friends of Dolph never
forgave the Clackamas politician and
they never ceased to camp on his trail.
The second cause of his defeat was his
failure to get through the Legislature an
eight-hour law that he had promised his
labor constituency, and the last and final
cause was the burden of carrying a Fed
Brownell admits the mistakes he has
made. In leaving Dolph when he did, he
says he acted because he was firmly con
vinced that Mr. Dolph was without a
chance of securing the Senatorial toga.
Ask him now about this incident in his
career and he will say that it was his
one great mistake. He will also say that
had he to do It over again, he would
go down to defeat with Mr, Dolph. Of
his failure to pass the eight-hour law,
he says that the success of that act was
hindered by certain Portland labor lead
ers. Brownell explains that he was
"kissed oft" by the Portland leaders, who
urged him to drop the matter, because
it would ' block the passage of certain
other and more important labor measures
then pending, and that the time was
not yet ripe for an eight-hour law.
This may serve to appease Brownell's
conscience, but the laboring people of
Oregon City, who were vitally Interested
in getting the law passed, have never
got over the belief that Brownell de
liberately threw them down In order to
play politics for something greater. At
any rate, this cost him perhaps 200 votes,
and. he himself estimates that the stigma
of the Federal indictment cost him fully
Plenty of Weak Points.
In fighting Brownell his opponents had
plenty of campaign thunder. Few men in
Oregon politics have been openly charged
with as many crooked deals as has
Brownell. His enemies say that he has
grown wealthy in politics, that he always
looked out for himself and played the
game for George C. Brownell. This is de
nied by his friends and by himself. He is
not a stickler for terms, and he will ad
mit that he has not always played the
political game on the square. The crime
of graft has been laid at his door; he is
charged with having grown rich, and of
having at all times served the big corpo
rations, but a close friend of the Clack
amas County statesman declared today
most emphatically that Brownell was a
poor man. This friend admitted that
Brownell, during his long political career,
had handled a great deal of money, but
asserted that none of it has found lodge
ment in Brownell's coffers. One thing is
sure, if Brownell has saved any money
during his political career, he has never
made display of it.
The contrary would seem to be the
case, for now that he has been defeated
and is out of active politics, he has stated
that he Is eolng to devote his time to his
tjaw practice and endeavor to make some
money for his family, whom. It is said,
he feels he has neglected during the years
of his activity in politics. He has a little
home in Oregon City, and from the stump
he has repeatedly stated that this Is all he
possesses. His home is not large, but it
is well appointed, and he has a small,
but very carefully selected, library.
He has neglected his law practice to
play politics, and it is said of htm that he
was a poor lawyer. In that it never made
any difference to him when a client called
upon him for his services whether the
client had money or not.
Is He Down and Out?
The defeat of Brownell, a week ago.
those who have opposed and fought him
bitterly for years say without hesitation,
made him a full-fledged member of the
"Down and Out Club." But a man who
has dominated as Brownell has, and for
as many years as he has. Is not so easily
eliminated. Brownell has given it out
that he will never again be a candidate
for any office. He has not said, however,
that he will let go of the political reins.
He won't. No man who polled 1860 votes
In Clackamas County can be relegated to
tSe political boneyard. Shrewd politicians
& Oregon City admit that the people who
voted for him on Monday last would vote
for him again. They are his friends, many
of them having at odd times received aid
from the dethroned statesman. So, while
It may be true that he will not again be
a candidate, George C. Brownell will al
ways have a hand in Clackamas County
He will have to do with the naming
and bringing out of candidates. He is
too wise perhaps soon to show his hand
in political deals, that is, to have a can
didate known as a Brownell candidate,
for this would bring those who knifed
him to the front and they would take a
hand in defeating such a candidate.
Now that Brownell Is apparently out
of the game, there is a scramble to suc
ceed him in leadership. Perhaps no one
politician in the state had such absolute
control as had Brownell. He had with
him, obedient to his beck and call at all
times, J. U. Campbell, Judge Ryan and
Grant Dimick. He was master and they
were men and now that Brownell Is out
of the way, the leadership will fall upon
the shoulders of some one else. Grant
Dimick. Campbell, Judge Ryan, C. H.
Dye or Harvey Cross, while they may
not be willing to admit it, would be glad
to succeed Brownell as the master whip
of things political in Clackamas County.
There Is danger, however, that in the
scramble for the leadership these men
may get at loggerheads and that In the
quarrel which would follow some of them
may again turn to Brownell. L. L. Por
ter is also mentioned as a possible leader,
but it Is doubtful If the friends of
Brownell, who will remain loyal, no mat
ter what happens, will stand for Porter's
leadership, for Porter is one of Brownell's
most bitter enemies and fought him tooth
. Made Men; Unmade Himself.
If It be possible that this means the
passing of Brownell from the political
councils of Clackamas County, certainly
a potent factor will have passed. His
career has been unique. Brownell has
had a hand In the making of three United
States Senators and had much to do with
the creation of Binger Hermann. He made
speeches nominating the late Senator
Mitchell, and Senator Fulton and Senator
Simon. He delivered the address of wel
come to President Roosevelt when he
came to Portland. President Roosevelt
was greatly taken by the speech and told
Brownell so. It was Brownell who got
the Senate and House together and In
troduced a resolution calling for the nom
ination of Vice-President Roosevelt as
President. This was something unique.
Brownell is perhaps one of the best
known men in Oregon, for he has spoken
and delivered adresses in almost every
town in the state. It can be said of him
that he made mm and at the same time
was unmaking t imself.
PLOT TO KILL THE POPE
INCEPTION IN AMERICA; DE
VELOPMENT IN PARIS.
All the Available Police in Rome
Are Present at Sen-Ices
at St. Peter's.
ROMS June 11. (Special.) Never be
fore in the history of the Vatican has a
service at historic St. Peter's been con
ducted under so strict a guard as was
that of yesterday, when the pope offi
ciated at the beatification services for
the Spanish martyrs, with a guard of
400 police officers in and about the edi
fice. Receipt of information from Paris
that a plot against the life of the pontiff
had been discovered caused the Roman
police to use the strictest of precautions,
and nearly every member of the secret
service was on duty.
It developed yesterday that .although
the plot was perfected in France, it had
its inception In America, and, according
to the police, the plan was to kill the
pontiff as soon as he appeared in the
cathedral. All the officials of the Vati
can are greatly worked up over the re
ported plot against the pontiff.
During the last week a number of mys
terious warnings have been received by
Cardinal Merry del Val and other high
church dignitaries, all of them couched
in the same terms, and stating that the
pontiff had been marked to die. Prior
to the opening of the services in St.
Peter's many suspects who could not give
a good account of themselves were re
moved from the church and several ar
rested, among them being two men and
a woman who answered the description
sent here from Paris of three persons
who had been selected to kill the pope.
This trio, however, later proved that they
had no connection with any plot, and
The activity of the police is unprece
dented, and a number of higher officials
were on duty all Sunday night, directing
the search for the suspectsi It is now
stated that, according to French advices,
the woman suspect was to pretend to
faint in the church, so as to attract at
tention and give her accomplices an op
portunluty to attack the pontiff.
It is announced that nearly 100 known
anarchists have been arrested in various
parts of Italy since the order was issued
Saturday to gather them in, preparatory
to the visit of the King to Ancona. The
police will not relax their vigilance, but
will continue to arrest all anarchists, no
matter of what nationality, Italian
"Reds" being sent to Jail and foreigners
Led to Hysteria.
DAY DEFENDS THE PACKERS
Syracuse Chancellor Impugns
IN DANGER OF MONARCHY
Slanders, He Says, Have Put the
Country in a False Position Be
fore the Civilized World and
Cost Millions of Money.
SYRACUSE, N. T., June 10. Chan
cellor Day, of Syracuse University, in
his annual baccalaureate sermon to
day reaffirmed his attitude toward the
large corporations, saying they were
the logical result of the great stride
that the world Is making. He again
issued a warning against the assump
tion of too much power by the Presi
dent, and in referring to the reports
of conditions of packing town slaught
er houses, said that if one hundredth,
part of what was printed was true
people would be dying by tens of thou
sands. The sermon in part was as fol
lows: "When Senators and Representatives
receive orders from the Executive,
when appeals to popular passion are
made to force them to action to which
their sound Judgment and honest con
victions are opposed, the Government
by the people and for the people be
comes a misnomer and a deception. 'In
that hour we are a monarchy without
"It is to be hoped that we are not
so dazed and so daft by an office that
has grown great with our greatnesa
that it may be permitted to set aside
courts. Senates and Congreses.
Appeal to Prepared Prejudices.
"Recently pressure was brought by
a message, the purpose of which the
Senators Instantly understood and
which evidently was Intended to ap
peal to long-prepared prejudices of
"Is this the method of legislation to
which this great nation has descended?
Is this new way the best way to make
our laws? The people should awaken
to the danger that threatens repre
"We have fallen into a scandalmon
gerlng epoch. The foul harpies ot
slander have created a condition and
all of the civilized world is nauseated
at the thought of us. It has cost us
tens of millions of money and the re
spect of mankind. It will cost us our
self respect if we do not burn out
with the caustic of a hot indignation
this sort of slander.
Alleges Pure Scandalmongers.
"The scandalmongers who drag the
people through slaughter-houses to ex
hibit in lowest forms the food of their
tables by exaggerations and stories of
things that always must be offensive t
best, are mistaken agitators and especial
ly dangerous to us as a people at this
"A man writes a book or publishes a
series of magazine articles and makes
frantic efforts to have a condition of
frenzy created that will sell his foul
smelling pages to a people delirious with
the fever of sensationalism. But there
are hundreds of thousands who never ask
a question or apply the simplest analysis
to any charge. A scare line In a yellow"
paper is equivalent to the verdict of a
Jury and the people upon this verdict
pronounce sentence of damnation.
Everybody Wrong but Accusers.
"This is the epoch we are in. Nothing
Is right. Everything Is wrong. Every
body is bad except the accusers. Every
body seems to be on the verge of being y
drawn into the filth and slime of damna
tion or deadly fire-damp of suspicion.
"Committees are sent out to bring back
shocking things, and if they come back
without them others are sent, with more
sensitive powers. Those whose judicial
temperament unfit them for hysteria are
threatened with dismissal or branded as
remiss in duty. The people who wait for
both sides of the case are tools of the
"How long can a ration endure such,
action of things? They threaten the sta
bility of all forms of business and create
Cast Lot With Fulflllers.
PRINCETON, N. J.. June 10. Bacca
laureate sermon of Princeton's commence
ment was delivered today In Alexander
Hall by Dr. Henry Van Dyke.
"Voices of despair are heard," he said,
"crying that all is rotten." On the other
side, he said, conservative and soothing
voices are heard protesting against the
tempest. He condemned the "muckraker,"
"If indeed the age be critical, suspicious,
conscious, let us then strengthen ourselves
by the contagion of virtue to play the bet
ter part. Let us cast In our lot, not with
the destroyers, but with the fulflllers."
Investigation in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, June 10. Governor
Landa. of the Federal district, and other
officials, have been inspecting the meth
ods, of slaughtering animals for the supply
of the city market and will institute
needed reforms. Cattle, it is said, com
ing from distant points, go four or rive
days without being fed- and are killed
when in bad condition.