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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XL.VI. NO. 14,463.
DISPUTE OH COST
OF BIG HILL LIE
Engineers Say It Is
$62,570 A Mile
"PADDED," DECLARES ADAMS
Lawyer for Spokane Interests
Thinks $27,000 Enough.
RATE CASE ON TRIAL HERE
First Sitting Monopolized by Rail
road Experts, and Portland's
Side of Controversy Will Have
Its Innings Today.
PROGRESS OF SPOKANE HEARING
Chief engineers of Great Northern
and St. Paul roads testify to coat of
Estimates are declared to be twice
that of original cost by Spokane at
torneys. Sensation promised when railroad ,
expert is brought to controvert this
line of testimony.
Portland Jobbers will testify In
case today, giving reasons why Port
land gets a lower rate from Kast
than cities not on deep water.
Spokane will offer rebuttal testi
mony on Wednesday, when hearing Is
expected to conclude.
Railroad engineers monopolized the
witness stand yesterday, in the hearing
of th i Spokane rate case before Inter
state Commerce Commissioner Prouty.
They continued testimony begun at the
Chicago hearing, which dealt with the
cost of duplicating the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern roads. Their state
ments showed it would be very expen
sive to rebuild these two trans-continental
lines. Chief Engineer Hogeland
of the Oreat Northern said it would
cost on the average $62,670 to replace
each mile of main track on that sys
tem. Brooks Adams, counsel for Spokane,
created a mild sensation when he open
ly avowed that the estimates were pur
posely made as high as possible and
declared the original cost of the Great
Northern was less than half that
figure, or about $27,000 a mile.
Before -the hearing is concluded,
Epokane will put H. P. Gillette, a rail
road expert, on the the stand and will
endeavor to show by his testimony that
there is as much inflation in the esti
mates of the railroad engineers as
there Is water In the stock of the cor
porations which own them.
Mr. Gillette is an engineer of New
York City. He Is engineer for the
Washington Railroad Commission, and
Is said to posses a great fund of lnfor
, niation relating lo the construction and
maintalnence. or railway systems. He
has carefully gone over the 'Washing
ton railroads and is said to be able to
tell how much the properties are
Will Korute Darling's Testimony.
Spokane will place him on the stand to
wards the close of the case and his
testimony Is expected to he extremely
damaging to the statements of Chief
Engineer Darling, of the Northern Pa
cific, who testified at the Chicago hear
ing; Chief Engineer Pierson of the St.
Paul, who was on the stand yesterday,
and testified to the same thing, and A. H.
Hogeland, chief engineer of the Great
Northern, who submitted estimates yes
terday as to the cost of rebuilding that
It is believed the testimony of Expert
Gillette will be about the most sensa
tional feature of the present hearing. He
will probably not go on the stand until
tomorrow, when Spokane Is expected to
present Its case. The railroads and the
Coast Jobbers will continue their Inning
Experts promise to play a large part in
the present hearing. Construction engi
neers are asked their qualifications to
give expert testimony when they go upon
the witness stand. In a moment of
pique yesterday. Attorney Adams, for
epokane. denounced Chief Engineer Pier
son as lacking knowledge of railroad con
struction, arid faW he was not an ex
pert. There et, In poslrp array of legal
t.'J'it whin i 'otnmlKsloner Prouty took
h-K Seat jes-tTd iy nttmlng shortly after
JO o'olrn-H. Ltrooks Is assisted in the
prosecution of the case, which is en
titled "City of Spokane vs. The Northern
Pacific." by H. .M. Stephens and Alex
ander Winston. W. W. Cotton appears
for the Harrltni.n lines, and J. N. Teal
represents the !' rtlwd ,!-ontr. I. C.
Gillian, p.". iM .va.iiv. f " tl. Hill
lines In t.ie Nort.. ..'.-t. .'s . ni.- !ir them
and Is a.wistej Oii-i.-los l..'o.mt-ily. di
vision course! ior tho NjrtncrD Pacific
at Helena. Mont., and A. M. Cannon, at
torney for the Northern Pacini at Spo
kane. Cost of Duplicating Great Northern.
At yesterday's hearing A. H. Hoge
land presented a carefully tabulated
estimate of the cost of reproduction of
the Great Northern. The total esti
mate oalla for the expenditure of $115,
!s7,Sl to duplicate 6633. M miles of
main track, with 1480.21 mile of ld
lngs. or a total mileage of 3113.5S, to
gether with the present equipment of
This estimate includes among a num
ber of smaller items the following ex
penditures: Right of way and station
grounds, $!)7.067,B32: engineering. 3 per
cent of all construction requiring su
pervision; grading, 393,090,899; tunnels,
$7,447,620; bridges and trestles, 317,
953,028; ties. $18,024,731; rails, $31,343,
000; switches. $904,000; ballast. $10,
609,000; track-laying and surfacing,
$6,998,409; crossings and cattleguards,
$1,922,160; telegraph system, $2,198,
283; station buildings and fixtures, $3,
276.330; shops, roundhouses and turn
tables, $3,667,900; water stations, $1.
983,225; fuel stations, $575,703; shop
tools, $1,739,003; grain elevators, $2,
708.100; docks and wharves, $1,222,900;
miscellaneous structures, $3,194,860;
track and brldgo tools, $142,877; stores
and supplies, $1,000,000; contingencies,
$15,291,252; equipment, $43,940,184; gen
eral and legal expenses, 1 per cent.
Build 1000 Miles a Tear.
Other smaller expenses are Included
In toe total of over $413,300,000. Among
.mi.ii, ,.wju..ij;;!)4.s,...i..g. , u . i"
Secretary of State. Root. Who De
clared Policy of ' United States at
The Hague Peace Conference.
these is Interest, for the witness says
the estimate Is based on the recon
struction of the Great Northern sys
tem at present prosperity prices and
he has provided for the construction of
1000 miles a year. This would require
eight years to build the system and
would call for the expenditure of $50,
030,000 every year. As it would be
about two years before the lines built
would be earning anything, there would
be Interest to pay on about $53,000,003
all the time the . line was being con
structed. Attorney Adams was openly In
credulous over this statement. "Aa I
understand these figures," he said to
Engineer Hogeland, "they are not baaed
at all on the actual cost of the Great
''No," replied the witness," we have
not the record of the original cost In our
"Have you any data of that kind?"
"Very little. If any."
"Will you swear that you have not the
original cost of at least 100 miles of the
Great Northern on record?"
"Yes. That might be -found In the ac
counting department, although I doubt
that It was retained even there."
"We know exactly what the road cost,
avowed Mr. Adams. "It was brought
out at a former case and the original
cost of the Great Northern was $27,000
Charges Estimates Are Padded.
He then sought to bring out that Engi
neer Hogeland. had padded the estimates
by repeating construction expenses under
different captions. Commissioner Prouty
seemed to share this opinion also, for he
Inquired about the expense of 44 cents
a yard for transportation, which was
added to the estimate for grading. Com
missioner Prouty said he regarded it aa
singular that while this item was in
cluded In the estimate of Engineer Pier
son for rebuilding ithe Northern Pacific,
it is not now being paid by Mr. Pierson
in building the St Paul.
"Now, In the past you have not paid
that price, have you?" asked the Com
missioner of Engineer Hogeland.
"Yes, we have," he answered.
"What supplies and? men could you pos
sibly transport -that - would -coet-4H -cents
for each yard of dirt moved?"
"Why, workmen, equipment and sup
plies.' - -
The case of the Portland & Seattle Rail
way, now under construction, was cited
and the St. Paul Coast extension again
referred to. Judge Gllman said work
men were undoubtedly brought West free
for the 9t. Paul work and this Is the
reason the transportation charge Is not
made by the contractor.
"The Great Northern was a very diffl-
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COMMISSIONER PROUTY, RAILROAD ATTORNEYS AND PROSPECTIVE WITNESSES OF INTERSTATE 'COMMERCE HEARING
WHOLE CITIES ARE
SHAKEN TO PIECES
Earthquake in Mexico
Ruins Large Area
REPORT 500 LIVES ARE LOST
Two Cities Known to Be De
stroyed in Guerrero.
SILENCE COVERS OTHERS
Panic Reigns at Chllpancingo and
Chllapa Tlxtla and Acapulco Be
lieved to Have Shared Fate.
Volcanoes May Erupt.
CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, April 15.-
Thls city has been completely destroyed
by an earthquake. The known dead num
ber 11 and the badly Injured 27. The
greatest panic prevails and people are
fleeing to the open country. The earth
continues to rock at half-hour Intervals
and many minor shocks are completing
the work of destruction begun by the first
Word has reached here that the town
of Chllapa, 42 kilometers to the north
eastward, has also been destroyed. No
details have been received as to the num
ber of the dead and Injured.
'. The population of Chllpancingo Is 749S
and until the panic Into which the citi
zens have been thrown abates, It will be
Impossible to state the number of casu
alties. The population of Chllapa is
No word has been received from
Tlxtla, and It Is feared It also haa
been destroyed. According to the
movements of the earthquake, Tlxtla
would be in its direct line. y
The following message was sent to
the Federal telegraph office in Mexico
City from Chllapa:
"Our boys are working in a public
garden. A terrible panic prevail?, as
the earth continues to tremble at
regular Intervals. Send us tents that
we" may establish our office out In the
country. All communication from the
coast has' been "cut off since the move
ment of the first big shock and It is
not known to what extent that region
"The nearest -large town, Acapulco,
131 kilometers to the southwest of this
place, has not been heard from. Both
the volcanoes of Collma and Porullo
are In this region. The earthquake, it
is feared, may cause these mountains
to become more active and to destroy
much property and many lives."
HALF REPCBLIO IS SHAKEN
Report That 500 Lives Are Lost In
MEXICO, April 15. The Federal tele
graph office here has Informed the As
sociated Press that last night's earth
quake haa Interfered with the working of
the wires in all parts of the republic
south of a line drawn from Acupulco on
the West Coast to Tamplco on the Gulf
Coast. From messages- received at the
telegraph office up to noon it appears
that the entire south half of the republic
Including the lower country and .the
Mesaba belt felt the shock last night
Messages from as far north as San
Luis Potosl and south to San Juan
Bantlsta In the State of Tabasco report
feeling the shock In varying degrees. At
no place, however, has loss of life or
great destruction of property been re
ported -except In the State of Guerrero.
The boundary line of the northern sone
of , the earthquake extended across the
country in a northwesterly direction for
over 400 miles and south over GOO miles.
The National Bank of Mexico has re
ceived a telegram saying that GOO lives
were lost at the destruction of Chllapa
and Chilpanolngo. In governmental cir
cles the report Is not credited. It is ad
mitted that both cities were leveled to the
ground, tout it is not thought that the
death list will even approximate 600, owing
to the fact that the bouses are built of
stone In order to resist earthquake shocks.
The Federal authorities here have been
appealed to by the governors of the dis
tricts of Bravos and Chllapa for tents, as
the inhabitants are now living In the open.
The Governor of Guerrero has dispatched
military engineers and troops to ' the
stricken district and the work of rescue
and sanitation is being carried on in a
systematic manner. Both cities are so
isolated that it Is Impossible to 'obtain
accurate and rapid intelligence of the dis
TWO WHOLE TOWXS WRECKED
Eleven Killed at Chllpancingo and
atid Cliilapa and Panic Reigns.
CITY OP MEXICO. April 15. The towns
of Chllpancingo and Chllapa, in the State
of Guerrero, Mexico, were destroyed by
earthquake last, night. Eleven persons
are known to have been killed and 27
injured. The shocks were continued to
day and the people of the towns are
OSLX HORSES AXD MULES DEAD
Shock Extended Through Wide Area
and Wrecked ' Many Houses.
LAREDO, Tex., April 16. Tho latest
reports from Mexico City today confirm
the first news sent out last night about
a violent earthquake. While damage was
caused, by cracking walls, killing horses,
'mules and other animals, no persons are
reported killed and only a ' few were
"Word from points south state that while
much damage resulted from falling walls,
no loss of life is known. The extent of
the shock covered a wide area, north
from San Luis Potosl to San Juan Bap
tists, south and southeast to Vera Crux.
Shock Registered In Germany.
BERLIN, April 16. The slesmographs at
Hamburg, Potsdam, Goettingen and Jena
registered a severe earthquake shock this
morning at a distance of 6210 miles. The
heaviest shock occurred at 8 A. M.
BLAME MEMBERS OF PARTY
Lynching Comes to Naught and five
of the Men Are Shot.
NEW ORELAXS, April- IB. Five men
were wounded during an unsuccessful at
tempt to lynch a negro at Bunkie, La.,
last night. No lights of any sort were
burning when the posse took the negro
from the Jail and members of the posse
disagree as to who did the shooting, some
declaring that a crowd of negroes did it.
while others claim that members of their
own party are wholly to blame.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S3 Maximum temperature, 64
degrees; minimum, 40.
TODAY'S Probably fair; westerly winds.
Earthquake wrecks whole townOin Mexico
and shakes half republic. Page 1.
Russia and Japan complete evacuation of
Manchuria. Page 4.
Babies dl by hundreds irt- Chinese famine.
Irrigation work to be concentrated on -few
projects. Page 2.
Great volume of .Immigration. Page. 2. .
Taft will speak In Ohio in reply to Foraker.
Political assessment on Chicago police ex
posed. Page S.
Thaw makes O'Reilly chief counsel and
Evelyn Thaw will produce "White's let
ters. Page 4.
Supreme Court decision on freedom of press.
Page 3. ' .
International Peace Congress opens with
many notable speeches. .Page 1. ;
Harriman and other magnates accused of
wrecking Chicago railroad. Page 3.
Haskln on work of TV. C. T. V. Page 5-
Hermann's defense draws to close. Page 2.
Portland man kidnaps child In Joplln, Mo.
. Page 13.
Five persons killed in wreck on Oreat North
ern Railroad. Page 5.
Glorlfler wins Carter handicap after Rose
ben has made gallant struggle. Page T.
Indictment against Senator Borah likely to
be dropped. Page 6.'
Junior8 at U. of W. wear plug hats to chapel
and riot follows. Page 6.
Tacoma Judge says law creating Board of
Barber Examiners is unconstitutional.
Biggy to draw Ruef Jury panel, but special
venire is denied. Page 4.
Commercial and Maine.
Mohair market is active. Page 17.
European crop prospects good. Page 17.
Violent fluctuations in stock prices. Page 17
J. H. Peterson- will try to purchase wreck
of Corona with object or raising vessel.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hearing of Spokane rate case before Inter
state Commerce commissioner Prouty be
gun. Page 1.
E. B. Jaynes, accused of breaking parole,
may have to go to penitentiary. Page 12.
Merger of two organizations into Union Re
publican Club ratified. Page 13.
Professor Monoghan lectures on treatment
of Catholic Church in France, page 9,
Bad odor causes closing of Chapman school.
XAne will force corporations to submit
ports. Page 16.
Many new building projects under way.
.Council committee recommends amendment
of occupation tax law. Page 11. f
Doctors not alarmed over spinal meningitis.
HAS HIGH HOPES
Root On American Pol
icy At The Hague
WOULD STOP WORLD'S ARMING
'roposed Creation of Supreme
Court of World.
ADVANCE OF ARBITRATION
Roosevelt Tells What America Has
Done for Its Adoption and Pro- .'
poses a General Arbitration
Treaty Called Peacemaker.
OPINIONS ON PEACE CONGRESS.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT Mors
important than reducing the expense
of the implements of war Is the ques
tion of reducing the possible cause of
war. which can more effectually be
done by substituting other methods
for the settlement of disputes. . .
SECRETARY ROOT What we
need for the further development of
arbitration is tho substitution .of ju
dicial action for diplomatic action.
This end is to be attained by the es
tablishment of a court of permanent
SECRETARY STRAUS Unrest
and .dissatisfaction at home breed an.,
tagonlsms abroad. ' The much-decried
commercial spirit Is the surest guar
anty for peace.
W. T. STEAD Halt this mad haste
to Increase armaments and still again
Increase them In a nonsensical de
GOVERNOR HUGHES We rejoice
to think' that the time Is sure to
come when war will be unthinkable.
ANDREW CARNEGIE Before re
sorting to force-It would be well 'to
. begin by proclaiming nonlntercouree
with the offending nation.
NEW YORK, April IS. The . National
Arbitration and Peace Conference today
began Its real activities. Secretary Rbot
In a speech pointed out the propositions
which the United States Government will
have to make at the coming conference
at The Hague. He warned his hearers
not to expect too much at this second
conference. The President In a letter to
tha congress, expressed the hope that the
coming conference might result In the
adoption ot an International arbitration
Mr. Root In seconding this hope de
clared the United States thought it proper
to urge again the discussion of the sub
ject of the limitation of armament of the
nations on land and sea and the abolition
of the practice of using force in the col
lection of debts owed by one nation to
the citizens of another. Mr. Carnegie
in an address paid a tribute to Mr. Roose
velt and expressed the wish that Mr.
Roosevelt might be the peacemaker of the
future. He declared, however, . that
Emperor William Is the man among all
men who holds the peace of the nations
in his power. Mr. Carnegie said It was
unjust to speak of -the Emperor as a
menace to the peace of Europe, adding
that in 20 years on the throne the German
ruler had spilled no blood nor called an
Other speakers today were Governor
Hughes, of New York, and Mayor Mc-
Clellan, of New York City. Mr. Hughes
declared that war Is barbarous and had
been robbed of Its Individual heroism and
much of Its value. The speakers tonight
included Baron d'Esturnelles ie Con
stant, member of the French Senate and
head of the International conciliation
committee, and Secretary Oscar S. Straus,
of the Department of Commerce and La
bor, who spoke on "The peace of Na-
Hons and Peace Within Nations." He
Unrest and dissatisfaction at borne breed
antagonisms abroad. The Nation happy and
contented within its borders Is never a
menace to neighboring nations. Its chief
danger ilea in not' being 'able to protect
itself against the discontentment of other
nations, and nothing contributes more to
peace abroad than peace at home. Often in
the past haa a nation gone to war or been
driven Into war by reason of internal dis
content, compelling it, as It were, to choose
war without as the lesser evil In order to
avert revolution within its borders.
He then dwelt on the award of the
noted peace prize to Mr. Roosevelt,
The people throughout this country and
from one end of the world to the other ap
plaudingly approved the selection. They
recognized that he first, among Presidents.
Kings and Emperors, opened the doors of
The Hague tribunal; that he. through his
tactful initiative and mediation, brought
about peace between Japan and Russia, and
that he was the. first to summon the second
great peace congress,' and in the Interest
of International good, will resigned the high
privilege to the Czar of Russia. By these
separate acts he thrice deserved the grati
tude of the peace-loving world and thrice
justified the award, of the Norwegian
Industrial Peace Important.
Fully aa Important as peace among na
tions is peace within nations. People who
are subjected to unreasonable restrictions
upon "life, liberty and the pursuit of hap
piness," and who are compelled to live un
der such conditions that they cannot earn
their dally bread become revolutionary. He
who had intervened and. brought about an
equitable adjustment in the greatest indus
trial struggle of modern times the anthra
cite coal strike dedicated the Nobel peace
prize to the promotion of industrial peace.
Oscar ft. Btraua, Secretary of Com
merce and Labor and Speaker at
and by an act of Congress approved March
2 last this foundation for the promotion of
Industrial peace was made perpetual, with
the purpose of aiding the industrial forces
to arrive at a peaceful adjustment of their
reciprocal rights on a basis 'of humanity
and justice. In Theodore Roosevelt are
united the historical foresight of a Jefferson
with the humane consideration of a Lincoln
for the welfare of the masses. ' He is ever as
watchful to protect .the poor man as well as
the rich man In his' rights as he Is to re
strain them from committing wrong.
The growth of commerce and Industry
which inaHtB our Industrial age has con t rib
uted tremendously to the community of na
tions. The .much decried .commercial spirit
Is the surest guaranty for peace.
Arbitrament of Law.
Equally important, if not more so, than
the limitations of armaments is to raise
the standard of international morality. Let
the nations exact the same standard from
one another as they exact from their own
subjects, substitute international morality
for International expediency, and they will
have Instead of the arbitrament of war the
arbitrament of law. The first step to this
end is to enlarge and expand the laws of
ceutral obligations. Why should a nation
be permitted to go to war to collect a debt
at the mouth of a cannon when that same
nation will not allow Its own subjects to
collect debts from one another with swords
and pistols? The Drago doctrine Is In the
Interest of international morality. The ar
gument that war will kill war Is about as
rane as to claim that contagion win cure
disease. The best guarantee for peace Is
Straus was followed by . Professor Hugo
Munsterberg, of Harvard University, who
declared that peace had no more earnest
supporter than Germany.
World 'Will Not Disarm.
Dr. Ernest Richard, president of the
German-American Peace Society, of New
York, also spoke for Germany.
W. T. Stead then said:
There has been all sorts of talk about
disarmament, but I have heard It in every
country in Europe and I have come to hate
It as- the devil hates holy water. No gov
ernment In the world Is going to propose
any such thing at The Hague conference or
anywhere else. What probably will b
broached Is a halt in this mad. haste to in
crease armaments and stilt again Increase
them in a nonsensical degree.
"William J. Bryan, who was on the
platform, was called for by he adui-
ence. He said:
I am on the programme for Wednesday
afternoon and then I will be able to say
to you what I desire to say. Tonight I
wished to have the pleasure of hearing those
who have' come from foreign lands to talk
to us. All I' wish to say Is that we are
drawing arguments from unexpected sources.
I have often heard that there should bo
universal peace, because man was made in
the Image- of God, but this Is the first time
j" I have heard it argued that peace should
result from his being made in the Image of
The congress was . formally opened
this afternoon, Andrew Carnegrle pre
Bid ins. More than thousand dele
gates are here to take part In the vari
ous meetings which will continue for
three days. Among them are repre-
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TAFT TO ANSWER
Will Speak in Ohio Be
fore He Sails
LAIN ISSUE ON PRESIDENCY
Foraker Makes Effort to In
BUT THAT GAME WILL FAIL
Taft Will Xot Abandon Voyage to
Philippines, but Will First Tell
the People In Ohio How
"WASHINGTON, D. C, April 15.
(Special.) Secretary of War Taft will
not give up his contemplated trip to
tho Philippines and other non-con-
tlsTUOus territory of the United States
to engage' In a rous;h and tumble politi
cal fight with Senator Foraker In Ohio,
but between hla return from Panama
and Cuba and the time for starting to
ward the Orient he will make it plain to.
the people of the Buckeye state that the
issue between himself and the Senator
Involves the selection of the delegation
to the next National Convention and
the choice for a candidate for the
Presidency only. Senator Foraker has
been seeking to complicate the situa
tion by forcing the Senatorial succes
sion as an issue co-ordinate With the
Will Not Abandon Oriental Trip.
Definite announcement of Mr. Taft's
probable course of action with Respect
to the preliminary campaign in Ohio,
was made by a leading administration
authority today, and It ought to sufnee
to set at rest the many rumors and si
eged authentic reports regarding the
Secretary's plans that have been circu
lated since Mr. Foraker fired his open
ing gun at Canton last week. Several
of these reports have stated it to be.
President Roosevelt's wish that Mr.
Taft pitch in and mix It up with Mr.
Foraker, and that he drop matters that
would take him far away from the
scene of actual hostilities in order to
show his mettle and establish his title
to leadership of the progressive forces
It develops, however, that the admin
istration is not disposed to have Mr.
Taft neglect his official duties to futher
personal ambitions and the close
friends of the Secretary are sure that
he would not take kindly to any sug
gestion that he do so either.
Will Speak In Ohio First.
A high administration official stated
today that Mr. Taft already had ar
ranged for visits to various points In
Ohio before he started for the Philip
pines and that on these occasions he
will be able to say all that is neces
sary about the political situation. It
was pointed out that Mr.' Foraker is
befogging the real Issue by making his
campaign' to succeed "himself In the
Senate part and parcel of the proposi
tion as to whom the Republicans of the
state favor, as their candidate for the
Presidential nomination next Summer.
BAIXOT FOR 6POOXER S SEAT
Icnroot Leads, With Stephenson
Second, Backed by ha, FolletW.
MADISON, Wis.. April 15. (Special.)
The Republican Legislative caucus wan
tonight unable to nominate a candidate
for United States Senator and after takr
ing four ballots adjourned until 1 o'clock
tomorrow night. There were no nomi
nating speeches and little discussion. A
resolution was adopted providing that It
would require 52 votes to nominate.
On the fourth ballot Irvln L. Lcnroot.
of Superior, led with 19 votes; Isaao
Stephenson, of Marinette (Senator. La
Follette's candidate), was second with 18;
Congressman Cooper, of Racine, - and.
Congressman Esch, of La Crosse, tied
for third with 17; W. H. Hatton, of New
tondon, was fourth with 15; ex-IJeuten-ant-Governor
Baensch, of Manitowoc, was ,
fifth with 6; State Senator Fairchlld and
General C. F. Winckler, of Milwaukee,
tied for sixth with 4. and State Senator
Hudnall and J. H. Rogers, of Portage,
received 1 vote each.
r ,h flrnt hallnt Lenroot received 18.
Cooper and Stephenson 17 each, Esch 16,
Hatton 15, Baensch 6, Winckler 4, J.. H.
Puetcher, Congressman Otjen and Assem
blyman Estabrook 2 each and Senator;
Hudnall, Senator Sanborn and J. H.
Rogers 1 each. s
. The votes of Cooper and Hatton re
mained unchanged during the balloting, ;
while both Esch and Lenroot each gained :
1 vote on the final ballot. Stephenson's'
highest vote was on the third ballot,
when he received 20. Beensch's vote did
not change during the balloting.
The 30 stalwarts scattered their votes
among all the candidates. All of the 103
Republican members of the Legislature
excepting Senators Hagemelster and
Wolff were present. Senator H. C.
Martin, of Burlington, was elected chair
man and Assemblyman T. M. Thompson,
of J-Adysmlth, secretary. The general Im
pression is that the contest 'rtU be long