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XOI,. XL, VI II NO. 14,820.
POUTI.AMX OIIEUOX. FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1908.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
BRYAN NOT SURE
TO DEFEAT TAFT
IN FULL SWING
IN ROSE FESTIVAL
JOHXSOV SAYS SO CANDIDATE
HAS IT NAILED DOWN.
LUSTY INFANT GOING TO CHI
CAGO IN SPECIAL CAK.
LATEST UETCKXS 1-XFAVOJtA-BLE
Brightest Day of All the
EPOCH IN THE CITY'S HISTORY
Parade and Auto Races De
light 100,000 People.
40,000 SEE THE RACES
Go Ofr Without llitoh and Xo Acci
dents Mar the Pay Close Calls
for Kaecrs Two More
Days in the Festival.
Portland passed the moat eventful day
from an amusement standpoint of its his
tory yesterday. .
- One hundred thousand people were tired
and happy late last night after the ardu
ous exertions of pleasure seeking. Possi
bly they were tired before night came
on, but if so, the feeling did not manifest
itself until . all was over for the day,
which was very close upon 11 o'clock.
It was the bright particular day of the
Rose Festival. It was a day that will be
, stored among pleasant memories and
serve to lighten the, cares of workdays to
conif, Most everyone in the city ar
ranged to partake of the day's bounties
or a part thereof.
Day Aylthout an Accident. .
The Festival's sun of success passed its
zenith without a cloud to mar its
brilliance. Handling of 100,000 men,
women and children on the streets amid
thousands of horses, cars and vehicles is
a serious business, but good fortune
smiled on all and there was no mishap
of serious proportions. Tho element of
danger was largely present in the long
distance automobile races, where cars
were driven among crowds of people at
a speed of a mile a minute, but it did not
The most splendid floral pageant ever
seen in Portland, the greatest distance
races ever witnessed in the Northwest, a
big night parade and street festival oa '
the East Side such in brief was the day's
programme. But only in an elaborate
statement of the scope of those three big
events can the full extent of the day's
festivities be appreciated by those who
could not know first hand.
Two More Days of Festivities.
The Rose Festival Is not ended. There
are many pleasant events" scheduled for
the two remaining days. But Thursday
will stand out as the great day and will
be remembered In detail when only a
hazy Impression of the rest remains. To
day the population will be given an op
portunity to rest up. Not that too much
time will .be given for rest only the day.
Tonight the festivities will be renewed
with a big electrical and allegorical pa
rade and a grand ball at the Armory.
Receptions to visitors by business houses
will be the only feature of the daytime
No one feature of yesterday's pro
gramme can well be given precedence
over the other. - Each drew its full share
of the crowds, each awakened the same
full measure of enthusiasm and each was
successful to the highest degree. Of
course there were the usual trivial delays
and minor disappointments, but these
were not of consequence and affected the
few, not the many. Of these disappoint
ments the only one worth mentioning was
the lack of car facilities for taking all
who wished to the scene, of the automo
Forty Thousand See Races.
But 40.000 people or thereabouts got
there. This statement is made by those
who rounded the course when the race
was on. People were scattered along the
entire 14 miles of the course. They got
there in automobiles, carriages, bicycles,
turnouts of every sort and some walked '
Continued on Paprn 14.
Two Pretty Features of the East-Side School Children's Parade, Photographed as the Procession Started
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James M. lirown Probably Winner
In Race for Gubernatorial
ATLANTA, Ga.. June 4. Returns up
to midnight indicate the nomination - of
Joseph M. Brown as Governor of Georgia
in the general Democratic primary, held
today, by a plurality of about 15.000. The
Constitution estimates that Brown ha
won by from 15.000 to 35.000. The Brown
iiovernor Hoke Smith, Defeated In
managers claim the plurality is larger.
Governor Hoke Smith's campaign mana
gers decline to make a statement and the
MJovernor himself says he cannot com
ment upon the result until tomorrow. -
In all the 11 Congressional districts in
dications are that plescnt Democratic
Congressmen wHl be returned.
OPPOSE VISIT TO RUSSIA
English Socialists Say Edward Will
Fraternize With Hangmen.
LONDON, June 4. Violent protests were
made by the Socialists and Labor mem
bers in the House of Commons this aft
ernoon against King Edward's approach
ing licit to Russia. They drew lurid'
pictures of the alleged conditions in the
Muscovite empire, declaring' "that',' while
they had no objection to, King Edward's
privately visiting his relative. Emperor
Nicholas, they had the strongest abhor
rence of the jdea of a state visit to Rus
sia, "with its horrors, tortures and per
secutions." "Fraternizing with the hangmen of lib
erty in Russia" they declared to 'be a
"shame and a disgrace to Great Britain,
which could not avoid contamination in
that she mixed in evil.
ALL HIS WEALTH IS GONE
Former Railroad President Asks Ad
mission to Poorliouse.
MILWAUKEE! Wis., June 4. (Special.)
C. J. L. Meyer, aged 77, first president
of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad,
ex-Mayor of Fond du Lao, once in busi
ness with the late Senator Sawyer, of
Oshkosh, owner of a big sash, door, blind
and wholesale lumber business, and worth
at one time a million dollars, came to
day to Gustav Frellson, of the Associated
Charities, and applied for admission to
the Milwaukee County poor house.
He has two daughters, both of them
married to wealthy men, but neither of
them replies to his requests for aid.
By his removal to Chicago he has for
feited his right to admission to the Mil
waukee County poor house.
Easterday Announces Candidacy.
OLYMPIA. Wash., June 4. (Special.)
J. H. Easterday, of .Tacoma, today an
nounced his candidacy for the Repub
lican nomination for Attorney-General.
Mr. Easterday resigned from the State
Board of Tax Commissioners to make
the race for Attorney-General.
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Members of Legisla
THREE ARE NON-COMMITTAL
Of 24 Republicans Seen, 21
'Will Vote for Chamberlain.
TEN ARE MULTNOMAH MEN
Four 'Senators Elected From This
County Declare Vnrescrvedly
They Will Support Democrat.
Others AVill Observe Pledge.
Out of a total of 35 Statement No. 1
JSepubllcans elected to the Legislature
last Monday, 21 out of 24 that were
asked to define their position have de
clared that they will vote for and sup
port Governor Chamberlain for United
Of the Multnomah delegation of 18, a
total of 15 were elected as Statement 1
men. Of that number 10 have declared
that they will support the Democratic
nominee for Senator, explaining- that
they understand their pledge to re
quire them to vote for the .candidate
receiving- the popular majority. Three
declined to commit themselves definite
ly and two were not interviewed.
The four Statement No. 1 Republic
an Senators from this county, H. . R.
Albee, Dan Kellaher; C. W. Nottingham
and Ben Selling- have declared unre
servedly that they will vote for Cham
berain in the Legislature next Winter.
Six of the eleven Statement No. 1 Re-!
publican Representatives front - Mult
nomah have also announced that they
will vote for the emocratic nominee.
They are James D. Abbott, B. C. Alt
man, J. C. Bryant, W. J. Clemens, K. C.
Couch and L. M. Davis. The following
three declined to commit themselves:
Fred J. Brady, E. J. Jaeger and L. D.
Mahone. Tne reporter failed to obtain
expressions from the other two State
ment No. 1 Representatives Charles J.
McDonald and A. W. Orton. ' '.".
Will Vote for Chamberlain.
In addition to the ten members of
the Multnomah delegation who will
vote for Chamberlain, the other 11 Re
publican Legislators who have an
nounced publicly their intention to
vote for the Democrat are:
Union-Wallowa. J. P. Rusk.
Union S. F. Richardson.
I. Inn F. M. Brown.
Umatilla C. A. Barrett.
- Clackamas Linn E. Jcnes, Walter A.
Dlmlck. (The third Republican Statement
No. 1 Representative from this county, J.
.U. Campbell, was not Interviewed J.
Marion O. L. Hattcnburg, H. t. Patton.
A. C. I.ibby.
I.lncoln-I'olk B. F. Jones.
(Senator) W. N. Barrett.
Of the hold-over Senators, W.- T.
Scholfleld. of Clatsop, refused to com
mit himself. Senator A. J. Johnson,
of Benton, says he will vote for Cham
berlain. Scholfleld and Johnson were
both elected two years ago on the
Statement No. 1 ticket.
Statements by Multnomah Men.
The following statements were made
yesterday by 10 members of the Mult
nomah County delegation:
H. R. Albce Certainly I will vote for
Chamberlain. 1. think it would not be
right under the circumstances- to vote
for any one else. I should support
any one that the people chose.
James D. Abbott Of course I will.
When I became a candidate before the
primaries I pledged myself to vote for
the people's choice for I?nlted States
Senator. I did so because I believe
they should have the right to say who
should represent them in the Senate as
well "as in the lower house of Congress.
I. supported and voted for Mr. Cake,
the Republican nominee, and if a great
many others who are pleased to call
Continued on Pa S.
Critical Point In Governor's Cam
paign Passed When Maryland
and Louisiana Acted.
CHICAGO, June 4 (Special.) 'The
Democratic National Convention at Den
ver will be a deliberative body. No can
didate has the nomination nailed down.
Ttje. Presidential nominee will be named
by the delegates after they have as
sembled." "I regard' the conditions as favorable
for Democratic success if the right man
is named and the right sort of platform
made. - Nothing in recent developments
has changed my opinion, and I am still
a candidate for the nomination."
Governor Johnson, of Minnesota, made
this statement today at the Grand Pa
cific Hotel, where he consulted with hU
managers on the. results of the state
conventions in Louisiana and Maryland.
Unlnstruoted delegates were elected in
both states, and In Louisiana the John
son .managers were informed that ex
Governor Blanchard, the Bryan leader,
was denied a seat in the convention.
These two conventions were the critical
point in the Johnson campaign.
LOSES $10,000 IN JEWELS.
Los Angeles Banker is ' Robbed on
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 4 W. F.
Botsford, president of the American National-Bank
of this city, reported to the
police tonight that he was robbed on
Tuesday last of jewelry valued at $10,000.
Mr. Botsford, according to the account
given the police, was taking the jewelry,
which was the property of his wife, to a
safe deposit vault and boarding a car
placed the case in his outside overcoat
pocket. Before reaching his office the
case had disappeared. As yet the pohce
have no clue.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 68
decrees: minimum. 41 decrees.
TODAY'S Portland and vicinity, Friday,
probably fair and warmer; westerly
Dreyfus shot hy journalist during- Zqla obse-
quis in Paris. Paa-e G.
Crown Prince of Pervla accused of plotting
against Montenegro. Page 4.
Great slaughter of Corean insurgents.
Page 8. .
Johnson savs no Democratic candidate has
. nomination -nailed. . Pago 1.
Hammond to beain -artlve -campaign for
Vice-President. Page 1. - .
Hoke Smith' beaten W P.rown fur Governor
o Georgia at primaries. Page 1.
Anti-Taft men pool issues In hearing of Re-
publican contests. Page 1.
, . rtomestie.
Union Pacific will Immediately issue SO.
00O.O(M bonds for new roads. Page 4.
O. H. P. Belmont believed to be dying of
operation for appendicitis. Page 5.
McNlehol. boss of Philadelphia, accused of
libel, makes counter-charges and ex
poses bribery. Page 1.
Terrible floods in Montana stop traffic,
drown six persons, do great damage.
Sensational Incidents In Whyte Evans-
Owens trial. Page 5.
Selecting jury to try JJan P. Doherty at
Hepp'ner. on . second degree murder
charge. Page 7.
Floods In Idaho carry away bridges, houses,
mills and power dams. Page T.
Ketchel "wins decision against Papke.
Portland loses to Los Angeles. 5 to 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Holiday In Portland wholesale markets.
Wheat breaks 2 cents at Chicago. Page II).
Stock market heavy and uncertain. Pagel9.
Record-breaking crowds visit the warships
at anchor In the harbor. Page 19.
Portland- and Vk lnlly.
Of 24 Republican Statement 1 Legislators
Interviewed, 21 will vote for Chamberlain.
Crowd of 40.000 sees auto races. Page 14.
Floral parade marvel of beauty. Page 13.
Eastr lde children's parade calls out tre
mendous crowds. Page 13.
Suit brought against United Railways.
Climax of Rose Festival is reached. Page 1.
Master printers vote to organize Coast asso
ciation. Page 15.
Jewelers favor state licensing of watch
makers. Page 8.
Rose Festival parade by Rex Oregonus to
night will be feature. Page 13.
Chamberlain's success causes Democrats to
i i it i t Mx ! w . - y ? SS Ji,
Allies Aim to Win Con
! NOMINATION HINGES ON THEM
If Ohio Man Wins Half, He
Captures the Plum.
BITTER STRUGGLE SURE
National Committee Begins Hearing
Contests In Alabama Today.
Eleven States Have Dis
CHICAGO, June 4. The full Republican
National committee will meet tomorrow
at 11 o'clock and begin hearings on con
tests Involving 229 seats in the conven
tion. The number of contests filed la so
large that their settlement has become
the most important of pre-convention
proceedings. The nomination of the Re
publican candidate for the Presidency
hinges absolutely on the decision of the
members of the National committee and
the subsequent approval of the decision of
that body. Half the contests decided in
favor ot Secretary Taft would result in
his winning on the first ballot, whil
failure to capture this number unques
tionably would put the nomination in
Pool Issues Against Taft.,
Realization of the necessity of keeping
a majority of the contested delegations
out of the Taft column has caused rep
resentatives of other candidates to pool
Issues in most of the cases, and as allies
they will urge their claims before the
National committee. The proceedings,
therefore, largely will be resolved into a
Taft. and anti-Taft controversy.
If the programme mapped out by Na
tional Chairman Harry's. New to govern
the, proceedings of the committee in hear
ing tiie contests is .carried out, little op
portunity for fine arguments or oratorical
effort will be presented. This pro
gramme will bo submitted to the com
mittee for action Immediately on the ses
sion being called to order tomorrow. It
will provide for daily meetings, to begin
at 10 A. M. and continue to 6 P. M.
-without recess for luncheon. Thirty min
utes for each side will be allowed in
state contests, involving the seating of
four delegates-at-large and their alter
nates in each case.
Where Contests Come.
There are 11 such contests, the states
being Alabama. Florida, Georgia, Louis
iana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Okla
homa, South Carolina and Virginia. The
remaining delegates in contests are from
scattering districts in the states named
and Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio,
Alaska, Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Mr. New stated today that, if this
schedule is followed and no delays re
sult, it will require 114 hours to dispose
of the contests, without taking into con
sideration the time required for the de
liberations. It is not likely that the committee will
be able to dispose of more than the Ala
bama contests tomorrow. These are re
garded as the pivotal cases in the entire
controversy and an exhibition of bitter
ness is anticipated by the committee over
their settlement. All of the nine dis
tricts in the state are contested, as well
as the four delcgates-at-large.
Hear State Contests First.
While the question has not been fully
determined, it Is expected that all of the
contestants will be heard in their alpha
betical order, although the state contests
will be disposed of before district cases
from states where the delegates-at-large
are "not involved are considered. This
would place Florida second on the list.
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Latest Vice-Presidential Candidate
. , Says He Expects Chief: Support
From Business Men.
NEW YORK, June 4. (Special.) John
Hays Hammond's Vice-Presidential boom
is now in full swing. It has a headquar
ters of its own and a manager. In two
or three days It' will 'be carried" to Chi
cago In a special car. there to mingle)
with the booms of Fairbanks. Curtis,
Guild. Cortelyou, James S. Sherman and
Timothy L. AVoodruff. Neither Wall
John Ilayn llnmniond Rrglas
Active 4'ariinnlKn for Kenuh
4 liean Nomination for Vice-
street nor the politicians knew just how
to take the Hammond boom today.
"I am a candidate for the Vice-Presidential
nomination," Hammond said,
''and have hopes of being successful.
Newspapers in the West have urged me
to be a candidate and I have decided of
my own will to get out and seek the
"Have you assurances of support from
any of the party leaders?" was asked.
"It Is not likely. Is it." he replied, "that
I would come out as I have, if I didn't
have assurances from some of the lead
ers? I will say this, that I would not
want the nomination If 1 had to depend
on the party leaders. I know some of
them are friendly to me, but I shall get
my chief support from the business men.
I do not claim to be a politician.
"1 am going to the Chicago convention.
I had Intended to go before I came out
as a candidute and shall carry out -my
plan. There will be no delegation with
me; just a few of us. We are going very
quietly and will not take along a brass
CLUBMEN ARE ARRESTED
Held for Selling; Liquor Without Li
cense in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGKLES, Cal., June 4. War
rants were issued today for the arrest
of five directors of the California Club,
one of the most exclusive organizations
of the city, on a charge of selling
liquor without a license. The arrests
follow a recent dispute between the
affiliated clubs of the city and the local
authorities Involving the right of the
clubs to sell liquor.
The five directors arrested today
were arraigned and had their cases set
for June 12.
GEORGE SILER: STRICKEN
Heart Disease Attacks .' Famous
CHICAGO. June 4. George Slier, the
prizefight referee and writer op pugilis
tic matters, was stricken with heart
disease while walking on State street
today. He had gone downtown from
his home to take a train for Milwaukee
to witness the Ketchel-Papke fight.
The attack was said to have been the
most severe he has ever had. His con
dition tonight was said to have shown
Whole State Is Vast
Waste of Water.
RAILROAD TRAFFIC STOPPED
No Trains Have Been Able tc
Reach Coast for Past Week.
DELUGE OF RAIN KEEPS UF
Damage Throughout Stale Will
Amount to Thousands or Dollars.
Great Northern Train Is
Stalled by Landslides.
HELENA, Mont., June 4. With the
greatest rainfall in 28 years. Montana to
night is experiencing the most complete
demoralization of railroad traffe since
the first train crossed the Rocky Moun
tains in tills state.
Thousands of passengers arc marooned.
Six persons arc reported drowned; rail
road tracks are washed out in every di
rection. Land slides are reported on the
Great Northern near Kalispell and the
rivers are rapidly rising. This is the
situation briefly summed up.
The. property damage to railroads : will
run into the thousands and many of the
big mountain trestles are endangered.
There is, as yet, no prospect of a letup
in the downpour. Tonight's precipitation
is estimated at more than two inches.
It Is believed that at least six persons
have lost their lives as a result of the
high water. The known dead:
GENTRY BAKER, of Cascade County.
MRS. GENTRY BAKER, his wife.
MORR1SSEY, a Silver Bow County
An unknown Beaverhead County ranch-
Nine Northern Pacific trains which
were held up in the eastern part of the
state since last Sunday arrived today and"
left over -the Great Northern tracks.
These trains are now stalled at Great
Falls. Havre and other points In North
ern Montana. On the cast of Helena the
Great Northern tracks are washed out
near Basin and both the morning and
evening trains from Butte are held up
West of Garrison the. tracks were
washed out several days ago and no
trains have been able to get through for
a week. Thi cuts off all means of
transportation to the coast, since the
Great Northern trains cannot get through
from the north.
One- of the leading theatrical compa--nies
is held up in Helena now and the
probabilities are it will have to remain
here a week. The company has cancelled
all its dates for several daysahcad.
THREAT TO TIE UP ROAD
Ultimatum From Trainmen to Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 4. Val Fltzpat
rick, vice-president of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen, sent the following
telegram to J. W. Thomas, president of
the Nashville. Chattanooga & St. Louis
Railroad, at Nashville this afternoon:
"Unless you reinstate all men who left
the service Tuesday and those who were
discharged for being . members of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
strike will be extended to your entire
system. Answer by 6 o'clock."
Small Mishap Blocks Traffic.
RENO, Nov., June 4. As the result of
a brakebeam falling from a freight car
on the Central Pacific Railroad, over 100
yards of snowshed in the Sierras, about
40 miles west of here, was wrecked, de
laying passenger traffic several hours.