Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 04, 1910, Page 3, Image 3

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Head of Party and "Greatest
Politician" Begin Big Fight
With ex-President leading Most
Radical of Organization and
President at Forefront of Oon-
servatives, Battle Begun.
BEVERLEY, Mass., July 3. tSpecial)
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt
are in perfect accord.
Between them there 1b an understand
ing; not expressed, perhaps, but tacit,
between them they will play out a great
game that is to end only at the polls
next November, and will result in a Re
publican or Democrat House of Repre
sentative, that may indicate the way in
which another election in 1912 may go.
As to the ultimate outcome of the
game they both agree the House must
go Republican. As to the outcome of
thta other question, they have the same
belief, or hope, that the next President
of the United States must be a member
of the G. O. P.
Minor Differences Forgotten.
Minor differences of opinion as to
whether or not a chief forester of the
United States and personal friend of
one man was fired unjustly, or ques
tions of fitness of certain cabinet offi
cials will be subordinated.
Colonel Roosevelt has been called the
"greatest living American," and conser
vatives have laughed, but few would
dens- he is the greatest living politician
in the country.
President Taft is the "regular" head
of the Republican party. He said so in
speeches. Some months ago he hated
politics; probably he 'does yet, but at
the same time he is learning to fight to
retain control of his House and assure
the party of victory in 1912. He has
far too many good friends, who might
be sacrificed by his lack of interest, to
Bit quietly by and see defeat come if he
could prevent it.
At a tea party on the portico of the
little cottage that looks out over
Salem Bay. they did talk politics and
ofthe fight that is coming next Kail.
Probably before that time the Colonel
had let Mr. Taft know something of
his ideas. He wrote from London, it
will be remembered, to President Taft
M. friendly, intimate letter.
Like Chess Game, Is Politics.
Many men since then have 'seen the
Colonel, who talked afterwards with
the President. Here they set the
chessmen out for a final inspection.
They decided how the game should be
played and who should move the
knights and who the castles. This, of
course, officials here are not talking
about at all, but this is the way some
politicians figure out the game.
Colonel Roosevelt, idol of the in
surgents, the man who is held to be
the leader of the radical element in
the country, will lead those radicals
again for the good of the Republican
party. He began leading insurgents
months ago.
Clifford Pinchot crossed the ocean to
spead with him and pour into his ear
a tale of troubles and woe. So did
Senator Root, who is not an insurgent;
Senator La Follette, the radical who
out-Heroded Herod," called at Oyster
Bay and came away smiling, calling
ine nunter tne greatest living Amer
ican." Victor Murdock, the vigorous
Kansan. with the sunflower hair;
Judge Madison, of Kansas, and Senator
Bristow were there on Saturday. Others
no doubt are coming.
Colorado Governor to Get Help From
County Conventions.
DENVER, July 3. "Governor Hughes
called his special session without timing
It so that he would receive aid from
county conventions. I am not going to
tnake the same mistake."
Governor John F. Shafroth, returning
tonight from an extended trip East, an
nounced that the call for a special ses
ion of the Legislature to consider vari
ous pledges in the last Democratic state
platform will issue within ten days, and
that the date of the session will be on
or before August 9. This will bring it
into life while practically all of the
Democratic county conventions are In
session, and it is the Governor's pro
gramme to use their expected indorse
ment of his action as a club to compel
favorable action on his programme. Fur
thermore, the state convention does not
assemble until September 6. and the Gov
ernor holds this also to be in his favor.
Inasmuch as he plans to have the county
conventions intimate to delegates that
they need not expect renomlnation unless
the Governor's measures go through.
The initiative and referendum, the re
call, the direct primary, a bank guaran
tee law, the "headless" ballot and a
railroad commission bill are among the
subjects to be decided in the extra session.
Presidents Order Covers 8,195,731
Acres Public Lands.
BEVERLEY, Mass., July 3. President
Taft today took the first step in his own
conservation policy by signing orders
of withdrawal covering 8,495,731 acres
of power site, phosphate and petroleum
The President also appointed the en
gineer officers of the army who will
constitute a board to pass on the re
clamation projects to be completed
under the recent appropriation of
twenty million dollars.
The withdrawals orders signed by the
President today are the first specifically
authorized by the new law. Mr. Roose
velt, as President, inaugurated the pol
icy of withdrawing public lands. Presi
dent Taft has acted in the same way.
President Taft also signed orders of
withdrawal covering public lands and
lands in national forests in Alaska, In
which workable coal is known to lie.
The waterpower sites withdrawn by
President Taft cover a total of 1.415,499
fccres. The phosphate lands withdrawn
total 2.594,113 acres, and the petroleum
lands 4,447,119 acres.
Kavanuagh and Lightner Do Well.
Judge Kavanaugh and County Com
missioner Lightner are reported by their
physicians to be doing well. Both passed
a comfortable dey yesterday. Mr. Light
Tier's fever was at 101Vj. A blood test
bowed he has typhoid IevV
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ST. PETERSBURG. July 3. For once literature and society . in
Russia have a sensation in common. All because, unwittingly, the
Russian censor, has condemned the work of a Princess an unthink
able thing in a land where royalty can do no wrong.
This is how it came about. A novel entitled "The World of Horses,"
appeared a jsbort time ago, and, on account of its risque nature and
the fact that it was evidently written by one who knew the highest
Russian society perfectly, had considerable success.
The attention of the censor of books, a man of severe views, was
called to the novel, after it had already been allowed to be in circu
lation. On careful examination he decided it was highly improper
and ordered steps to be taken to discover the anonymous author with
a view to taking proceedings against him and his publisher.
But on Inquiry it turned out that the book had been written by
no less a personage than Her Serene Highness Princess Gortchakoff,
wife of the Governor of Kaluga. The- censor was horrified at the discovery,-
fearing the displeasure of the Czar. Legally he could do
nothing; yet to rescind his decision was out of the question.
The matter has therefore been referred to St. Petersburg, where
doubtless a decision in favor of the Princess will be given.
"Safe and Sane Fourth" Cry
Heard Over Land.
Horror of Death Causes Action Call
ing for "Safe" Day, Though
Some Sections- May Yet See
"Insane" Celebrations.
(Continued From First Page.)
crackers or noise-makers are permitted.
Milwaukee authorities examined the
fireworks stores beforehand to see
there was nothing contraband in them.
The St. Louis ordinance recently
passed prohibiting noisy or dangerous
explosives will be rigidly enforced. ,
Washington will have music during
the day, at night fireworks and oratory.
The Cincinnati police have been in
structed to confiscate anythhtg dan
gerous to life or limb. Picnics and
athletic outings will have the spot
light. Pittsburg's youth have been over
riding the regulations, but tomorrow
900 extra police will try to shield the
people from them.
Louisville is not very hopeful of the
"safe and sane" idea.
Topeka to See "Insane" Fourth
Topeka, Kan., frankly predicts an
other "insane" celebration. ,The mer
chants rode roughshod over the city
restraining ordinances.
Baltimore has laid the lines for a
memorable celebration, substituting
harmless diversions for explosives.
Des Moines and Indianapolis will set
examples for the states of which they
are the capitals and have strong hopes
of keeping the children whole.
Kansas City is to have a parade of
soldiers, school children and fraternal
organizations six miles long. Even or
dinary firecrackers are prohibited dur
ing the parade.
Buffalo hopes for the best and pre
pares for the worst, anti-toxin being
held in readiness for the victims of
St. Paul will have games for the little
folk and band music for the grown-ups.
Omaha has given lessons inobedi
ence to law by making many arrests
in advance of the big day. The police
are ordered to enforce the law delat
ing to explosives.
Minneapolis liaises Fund.
Minneapolis raised $6000 with which
to provide denatured diversions for the
people. The entire police force will
b on duty 16 hours, taking the "stitch
in "time."
Kansas City, San Francisco and Den
ver believe their celebrations will be
of the new approved type.
Since the big fire San Francisco has
been strict in its dealing with explo
sives and otHer dangerous substances.
Denver will have a parade and De
troit will mobilize at its parks for fire
works and games.
Baltic Iteported to Have Collided
With Unidentified Vessel.
NEW YORK, July 3. The Baltic, which
passed Fire Island at 9:60 o'clock to
night, was reported to have been in
collision" with an unidentified vessel.
At the White Star" pier it was said to
night that the Baltic had reported to
agents that she passed Sandy Hook at
11:30 o'clock tonight. Nothing of any
mishap had been heard at the pier.
Wireless messages to the captain of the
Baltic brought no reply and the Marconi
operator at Coney Island said the wire
less operator on board the Baltic had
been instructed by the captain to give out
no news of the accident.
Despite the report from the company,
Sandy Hook and the quarantine both re
ported that the weather was very thick
and that nothing had been seen of the
Baltic as late as 12:40 o'clock Monday
Shortly after midnight a thick fog be
gan to drift in from the southeast over
Sandy Hook.
The station there was positive the
Baltic had not passed in, whatever ad
vices might have been received by the
company's president.
Albany and Corvallis Fire Depart
ments Will Hold Hose Race.
ALBANY, Or., July 3. (Special.) one
of the most elaborate Fourth of July
celebrations ever held in the Willamette
Valley will take place In this city to
morrow. Albany is the only large city
anywhere in this part of the state which
will celebrate tomorrow, and an immense
crowd is expected from all directions.
There will be some attractions every
minute from the time 100 guns are fired
at sunrise until a grand ball closes the
festivities at night. A big parade has
been planned. There will be all kinds
of athletic sports, baseball games, bal
loon ascensions, fireworks and similar
attractions. Plans have been made for
an old-time hose race, a leading feature
of celebrations In former years, but
which has been omitted from recent cele
brations, will be a leading attraction.
The fire departments of Albany and Cor
vallis will compete.
Banana oil, applied with a soft truh
to any metal surface after polishing. U a
good preventive of rust.
Powder and firework 2449
canea and caps
Stray bullets 132
Firearm 341
Cannon 427
Blank cartridges 1-0
Firecrackers -.Irtl4
Injured 5O0t
Deaths 215
- 400
S3 6
11. -.2
Included in "powder and fireworks."
Included in 'firearms" In 1903 and 1904.
Tetanus, one form of which is lockjaw, followed 150 cases of injury In the
celebration -of the Fourth of July, 1909. with 125 deaths resulting- In cases that
were fully reported to the Journal of the American Medical Association, on
whose statistics the above table is baaed. Blank cartridges in 1909 caused 130
cases of tetanus, with other causes, as follows:
Fireworks 6, giant crackers 9. toy cannon 1 and firearms 4. There were 73
cases of tetanus In 1908. 7 In 1907. 73 In 190 and 89 In 1005. Illinois, for the
fifth consecutive year, in 1909, reported the largest number of tetanus cases
in the Union. 15. Three deaths resulted from other causes, making the total 18.
Owing to the restrictions of the Chicago police Department in 1009. the city
' had a clean Record In deaths resulting from the celebration of July 4. the first
in many years. Sixteen persons lost the sight of both eyes as a result of the
1909 celebration, 3C lost the sight of'ono eye each, and 176 lost an arm, leg or
hand. ,
Delaney's, Arrival Completes
Cast for Fistic Drama to
Be Enacted Today.
Rank and File Hesitate About Risk
ing Money on Outcome Rumor
Referee Rickard to Give Way
to White, Won't Down.
("Continued From First Page. )
of the betting brigade never were
further up in the air. They are still
talking about the "yellow .streak" and
"can't come back," but the betting
sheets show a remarkable indecision.
Mass of Fans Wavers.
Between the partisans, the great
mass of fight followers is wavering.
In the poolrooms it is 10 to 6 and one
half either way and even money that
Jeffries wins In 20 rounds. In the pariT
mutuels, the heavy play Is that Jeffries
will win 25 rounds or over.
This last day before the fight will be
remembered in Reno for many a long
year. At break of day, the sky was
gray and all during the morning black
storm clouds were adrift in the hills,
but as the day wore on the wind
cleared the sky and the foothills were
mottled with the gold of the sun
light and the blue-black of . the cloud
"Will it rain? Will it be cold to
morrow?" asked the strangers. And
the answer was that In all probability
the arena will be so hot that the melt
ing pitch would glue the spectators to
their seats.
Roads Are Dotted.
Despite the threatening- weather the
roads to the fighters' camps were dotted
with vehicles of every description.
The road to the Jeffries cottage was
one long procession. Outgoing parties
met automobiles which had just come
through the gaps in the Sierras, bear
ing men from the Coast cities. All
stopped at Moana Springs, until the
place looked like a camp meeting.
Jeffries received his friends on the
lawn and under the willow trees. Ho
sat there most of the day playing
cards and chatting, not a word of the
coming fight on his lips. Men were on
guard at the gates to keep out the
unknown curious, but every inch of
room around the cottage was filled
with a -straining neck or a gaping
Jeffries did absolutely no work dur
ing the day. . He loafed and "dried
out." He did not give a sign that the
imminence of the battle was perturb
ing his spirit. He was thoroughly
glad that his heroic training was over
and he was ready to meet the test with
all of his old-time spirit.
Trainers Are Restless.
There was an uneasy, restless move
ment noticeable among the trainers
and camp followers. Broken sentences,
over-emphasis of conviction, and vari
ous other little things showed that
on the part of some of the white fight
er's Intimates, at least, there was con
siderable turmoil of spirit.
Rag-time music told of the approach
to Johnson's roost. The arrival of the
great Deianey had tinted the spirits
of Johnson and his friends to the pin
nacle of confidence. There was no evi
dence of what was to come in a few
hours. Johnson did his roadwork in
the morning. He then announced he
had reached his fighting weight and
would step into the ring at 205 pounds.
Jeffries will not give out his weight
until tomorrow.
The roadhouse by the- Bparkling
waters of the Truckee river, which
Johnson has made a house of merri
ment, was filled all day. with men and
women. The only privacy allowed the
colored man was when he .was in his
room conferring with Deianey.
Hundreds Visit Arena.
Hundreds who did not care to make
the effort to get o the camps made
their way to the arena, a mile from
the city, and enjoyed themselves star
ing at the workmen still busy with the
last touches. There was a small strike
on the part ef the carpenters during
the morning when they found that
they had to erect screened boxes for the
women who have bought tickets to the
fight. The carpenters said that this
was not in the contract, that they
were through, and it looked bad for
the women for a while. But Tex Rick
ard smoothed matters over by signing'
a new contract with the carpenters and
the work was rushed through.
Ringside Wires Installed.
Telegraph officials were busy install
ing ringside wires. Painters were busy
marking off seat numbers and sections.
Every seat, it was found, was so ar
ranged that a clear view of the ring
could be had. The ring looked solid
enough for an elephant to tread upon.
There was a beautiful white rope
around it. but it is a purity that won't
last long when the fighters lean
against it and the blood of the fighters
stains it.
There ie not a house or telegraph pole
around the arena on which . free seat
may be had. The upper tiers stretch
away into the open sagebrush plain. On
every side, the great hills wall in thlsi
little spot on the map. Nature's arena
is around it, faultless in beauty, wild
and free in its black sweep. It is an
ideal place for this battle of giants this
struggle for first place as a fighting
Thousands Fill Streets.
The thousands who did not go around
this triangle of attractions filled the main
etreet of the city. It was an aimless
crowd, moved by one purpose. Pugilists
were the centers of a dozen groups.
Bob Fltzsimmons shambled around the
hotel corridors telling how the man who
licked him was going to play the steam
roller on this black- boxer. Stanley
Ketchel, who was beaten down by this
same black boxer, shook his head wisely,
and told the crowd where Jeffries would
fail and go from the town with a broken
heart. 'Battling" Nelson, still showing a
few cuts on his ears in the battle in
which he found a yovinger man his
master, circled here and there. He hates
to think of Jeffries losing but.
Crowds Tag Iiangford."
Sam Langford, the Boston bone crusher,
who maintains an attitude of great con
tempt for his black brother, was tagged
In his every movement by great knots of
men and boys. Tommy Burns, Al Kauf
man, Bill Lang and a dozen other celeb
rities of the day, to say nothing of those
old kings of the ring. Corbett and Sulli
van, were centers of interested crowds
wherever they went.
George Cotton, the coal black sparring
W. B. Corsets
C. B. Corsets
The Best of All Spring Suits on Sale
Man-Tailored Suits of
Homespun, Serge, Worsteds
Selling Regularly to $40.00
ITT'-- "rtcteK
$1 7.75
At this season of the year there is always
a marked demand for homespuns, worsteds
and fine serge suits. Year after year we
prepare for this mid-season demand.
These suits have a place in every woman's
Summer outfit. These pretty homespuns
and worsteds in light shades of tans and
grey look cool, they are cool. Good dress
ers give them the preference over all other
This year we have had a most successful
season and we find ourselves today with a
very small stock. In order to clean them up
rapidly and give our customers an unusual
bargain we have taken all of these fine gar
ments and placed them on sale at one price,
In tan, grey, navy, black,
reseda, rose, black and white
checks. The jackets are lined
with the finest quality of Peau
de Cygne silk.
Not one suit in this entire lot has been sold less than $32.50,
the balance up to $40.00. We believe that women who appre
ciate real value in garments will attend this sale. The suits,
resemble the new fall models so closely that they can be worn
very nicely through the early Fall months. ,
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partner of Johnson, held a crowd in
front of one of the principal hotels for
an. hour listening to his song of praises
of his master. If the Colonel of the
Rough Riders had walked down the
street, it lsdoubtful If many would have
turned to follow him. If you had asked
about some such notable as the Secretary
of "War it is probable that someone would
have wanted to know whose sparring
partner he was.
Roulette Wheels Silent.
The games were off and that made the
waiting a bit more tiresome. For a few
hours, the roulette wheels were silent.
It was the Sabbath day and nothing but
card games were allowed. Stud poker
was dealt here and there where the
sports gathered, but that was a quiet
"This is a very pious town," said one
of the comedians of the Jeffries group,
when he heard of the fine distinction be
tween stud poker and roulette.
The poolrooms were the scenes of the
greatest activity. Around the ticket sell
er's window a long line was in waiting
all day, and the $10 seats went like hot
Police arrangements for the fight have
been perfected. In the doorway of a main
hotel stands day and night a quiet, mild
mannered man, wearing a quiet suit of
clothes and a broad-brimmed hat. His
steel blue eyes rest for a moment upon
each face that passes, and the little pock
ets of his memory fly open and tell him
whether that is a good face or a danger
ous face. This man nods or narrows his
eye3 almost imperceptibly as one or two
other inconspicuously dressed men drift
ing with the crowd catch his glance.
Captain Cox on Job.
For this man is Captain Cox, of the
Nevada state police, who is on the job to
see that the right crowds go home with
all the money they do not spend of their
own accord. The. men whom he greets
are newly-arriving members of the secret
service and the detective bureaus of Chi
cago, St. Louis, Kansas City and San
There are 120 members of the rogues
gallery in town now. and more are com
ing in every - hour, according to the cap
tain. It is not anticipated that these men
will attempt much at the arena beside
pocket-picking, but the police think they
plan to make a clean-up in the city of
Reno while the citizens are at the ring
side. To thwart this, the streets will be
patrolled and the banks will be guarded
by special watchmen .armed with revolv
ers and rifles.
fticii Hamburg Merchants Feeling
"Touch" of Gang.
HAMBURG, July 3. (Special.) Once
more North German merchant princes are
being preyed upon by a bold Camorra of
blackmailers. Julius Heer, a shipowner,
has paid out thousands of dollars and
half a dozen others have temporized with
the gang.
But when Frau Vleth, widow of a rich
sportsman, received a dozen letters de
manding money with menaces of murder,
she handed the communications to the po
lice. No offense was alleged by the black
mailers they simply demanded money on
penalty of Jeath.
A clew wes found and the police started
hot foot to the headquarters of the gang,
only to find they had all decamped. Since
then their activity has redoubled, but the
police have failed to lay them by the
Every rich, man with some dark inci
dent in his past is terrorized and it is be
lieved many more have been bled than
have admitted it so far. Also the suspi
cion is growing that the gang have con
federates in the police force itself.
Ireland raised 4.000.000 cheep last year,
shipped nearly 1.1.000.H0 yards of linen from
Belfast to the United States alone, and other
exports were: Cattle. $4S.734..175; butter,
$1T,SS3,000, and eggs, 18,637,03(1.
Greeks Pursue Star Athlete,
Who Takes to Woods.
When Husky Football Player Knocks
Out Railroad Hand, Greeks Get
Guns and Take After Youth,
Who Hides in the Bushes.
HUBBARD, Or- July 3. (Special.)
Pursued In full cry by a dozen infuri
ated Greek railroad hands on a handcar,
Ralph Dimiek, star athlete and football
player of Notre Dame University, was
compelled to flee for his life this evening
and finally to take refuge in the brush at
the side of the ro4d. while his angry pur
suers pumped the bushes full of pistol
The Greeks kept up the siege until it
became too dark to see, and Dimick was
able to get away unpercelved. The young
man was not harmed. Dimick's parents
live here, and the young man returned
home only a few days ago after a rather
strenuous athletic season at Notre Dame,
intending to spend his Summer vacation
in rustic quiet.
Dimick and some railroad hands were
la a resort in town when the collegian
got into a hot altercation with one of
the men. The Greek drew a knife, and
Dimiek. who is built upon the lines of
Jim Jeffries, gave him a straight-arm jolt
to the end of the Jaw that sent him to the
floor completely out. The other Greeks
took up their unfortunate comrade and
retreated to their tamp on a siding just
below town, where a gang of 30 or 40 of
them is working on the Southern Pacific
With loud yells the Greeks started back
to town, armed with pistols and crowbars
to revenge their comrade's injury. Dim
ick jumped into a farm wagon and the
driver whipped up his horses and started
for Woodburn. A dozen of the Greeks
leaped on an empty handcar standing be
side the track and set out .in hot pursuit.
The road parallels the railroad track
for several miles, and after a thrilling
chase the handcar began to gain on the
straining horses. Finally it got so close
that some of the Greeks stopped working
at the handles and began to shoot. Then
Dimick took to the woods.
Before he went to Notre Dame Dimick
was a student at Pacific University, For
est Grove, where he first gained fame as
a football player in 1903 and 1901. Next
year he went to Whitman, and from there
to Notre Dame. He is regarded as one of
the best football players and athletes in
the country.
Twenty yearn experience
your aervire.
Slighted in the Making
That is what is wrong1 with
most people's eyes. Eyes are
either too long1" or too short; few
are of right proportions. These
defects have to be made up for
with glasses.
There Is No Other
Remedy -on Earth
If you need ftl nrtne-n we will
furninb them for lenn than
they would eot anywhere
Portland's Exclusive Optical
Second Floor, Corbett Bldg.
Fifth and Morrison.
Albany Bees Trio of Games jToday.
ALBANY, Or., July- 3. (Special.)
here tomorrow. The Albany League '
team will play the Chemawa Indians j
two games on the Ramble Park grounds, 1
one at 10:30 o'clock in the forenoon and
the other at 2:30 o'clock in the after
noon. The Albany Colts, a local ama
teur team, will play the Halaey team on
tha Albany College grounds at 2:30 o'clock
in the afternoon.
So Towerful are the jaws of a waxp
that the Insect has been known to puncture
a sneik
That Sharp,
Alcoholic Flavor
is found only in ordinary, in
ferior vanilla never in Bur
nett's Vanilla. .
The rich, subtle flavor of
Burnett's Vanilla is too pre
cious to ruin by adding too
much alcohoL That is why
the delicious, delicate flavor
never varies.
That is why you should al
ways insist on getting
Burnett's Vanilla