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Statewide Primary Re
sult in Doubt.
POLITICAL INTEREST IS KEEN
State Does Not Fully Under
stand New Law.
STATE WILL GO AS UNIT
Split Delegation Not Possible, as in
Othrr Statra Having Prffwn
tial Method SUtccn Votes
Are Prix t Stake.
WASHINGTON'. May J Maryland
now hold the center of the political
i-tage and will remain In the limelight
until after Its first state-wide Presi
dential preference primary Is held on
The same energy that was devoted to
Massachusetts by the Taft and Koose
relt forces Is being thrown Into the
contest. There Is no resemblance, how
evr. between the Massachusetts and
Maryland situations so far as popular
enthusiasm Is concerned. In Maryland
the Interest has hardly reached the
stage of excitement. But with both
Taft and Roosevelt stumping the state
tomorrow the Colonel having; started
In today latent enthusiasm may be
Warjlaeal Hraalt la itoabt.
There Is Just as much doubt Involved
In the Maryland contest as there was
In the Massachusetts fight. In fact,
the respective leaders appear less ready
to venture private predictions In this
case than In the preceding one. It Is
Maryland's first experiment with a pri
mary law, and It Is a primary law that
Is not thoroughly understood. Sixteen
d.lgates are to be sent from Maryland
t the National convention at Chicago
and the same number to the Lemo
cratie National convention - at Balti
more. Contrary to the possibilities pre
sented In Illinois. Pennsylvania and
Massachusetts, there is no chance of
splitting the Maryland delegation. The
l:rpubllcan candidate for President who
wins the. popular test on Monday will
have all 1 of the delegates to the Na
tional convention. This fact gives ad
ditional Importance to the result,
strategic talae Reewgalsed.
The Roosevelt forces are contend
ing that Taft must win Maryland to
hold his place In the race, just as he
had to win a victory In Massachusetts
to keep himself from be Ins eliminated.
The strategic importance of control
line the Maryland delegation is rec
ognized by both sides. The delegates
to the National convention are not
elected by direct vote under the Mary
land primary law. Instead, delegates
to a slate convention will be chosen
at the primaries, as in New Hamp
shire. The atate convention will con
sist of 1 -S delegates, elected in groups
from each legislative district.
In each of the Baltimore districts, to
illustrate the situation, seven state
delegates are to be rhuson. The Taft
and Roosevelt candidates appear on
toe official ballot In htt-anO-mlsa or
der, the elector being compelled to
pick out the seven for whom he wishes
to vote without the aid of any politi
es! designation opposite the different
navies. And If an elector votes for
more than seven his ballot will be
fre'ereace Vale (easts.
This Is wot such an Important mat
ter, however the voting for delegates
aa It was la Massachusetts. If the
preference vote for either Roosevelt or
Tafl. whose names appear at the top
of the ballot la the order given, that
Orlcsatra to the state convention,
regardless of their ersonai prefer
ence, will vote for Tatt or Roosevelt
delegates to the National convention
according o the Presidential prefer
ring vote of their respective counties.
Whichever obtains a majority of the
t; delegates to the state convention
Taft or Roosevelt will get the dele
gallon to Chicago.
B. F. O'NEIL STILL FIGHTS
Inli-lrd Idaho Hanker KxiK-ctrtl to
lelajr Extradition Again.
VANCOUVER. R. C, May S. Bernard
F. o'Netl. late president of the de
funct tate Bank of Commerce at Wal
lace. Idaho, will be extradited to Idaho
to stand trial on charges of signing
false balsnce sheets of the bank, of
embexxllng sums of money from the
bank and of accepting deposits from
customers at a time when" he knew the
bank was Insolvent. Justice Murphy,
of the Supreme Court today affirmed
the decision of the extradition commis
sioner. Judge Grant.
Today's announcement followed ap
plication fr writs of habeas corpus
and certiorari mad bv O' Nell's coun
sel. In which he attacked the warrant
end tlie whole of the proceeding In
the ca on a number of technicalities.
It Is possible by further technical ob
jection, still fnrther to delay extradi
tion, and another appeal is expected.
FIGHT III M
MOTHERS SANCTION "CANNED
Ml'SIC" ANI PICTIRE SHOWS.
Taeoma Woman Wauls Free Amuse
ment Feature Placed In All
TACOMA. Wash.. May 3. (Special.)
"The Power For Oood or Evil of the
Phonograph and the Moving Picture."
was one of the topics discussed . at the
annual meeting of the Washington
State Congress of Mothers and of Parent-Teachers'
opened here today In the First Baptist
Church. Mrs. Frank R. Hill, of Ta
coma. known as the "mother" of the
mothers' congress movement, said she
hoped to see the day when every public
school would have Its free moving picture-theater
and Its phonograph.
Ninety women from various parts of
the state were present when the con
vention was called to order by Mrs.
Chauncey K. Beach, of Olympla, acting
president. From the first report on
"Legislation." by "ha6n8I JSJQII O
of Seattle, until tn -
session on "Good Cltlxenshlp." by H.
B. Iewey. State School Superintendent,
the deliberations were of much Inter
est. . Mrs. Lon G. Dlven. librarian for
the state traveling library, discussed
"The Book of the Child." Mrs. Hill
spoke twice during the day and there
were several other addresses.
A picnic luncheon was served at noon
and a "child welfare" dinner in the
evening. The Olympla delegation In
cludes Mrs. Hay. wife of the Gover
nor. Sessions will be continued tomor
EUGENE GETS "PULMOTOR"
Oregon Power Company H Device
Csed to Restore Life lo Near-Dead.
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celved In the Cnlted States Is being
demonstrated at the offices here of the
Oregon Power Company (H. M. Bylles-bj-
Company, operators. The device
Is to be kept here for tho use of the
company, and also to m hi i"e -"
of any physician when needed.
The marhlne is a urrmin invrnnun.
Intended to restore animation where
persons are apparently dead from elec
tric shock, drowning or from the ln-
i Hi 1 1: 111 ft" . u n . " -
Stitton. manager, at Junction City. Or.,
offered himself last evening as the
miiwi for the demonstration of the
operation of the machine.
The Ktleon company 01 ui;iij
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Byllesby people ordered as many more.
Tne Oillce 01 inn company --i. 1
pleased at being selected as the station
for the life-saving apparatus.
FOOD TO GO STILL HIGHER
Expert Says Hens Are Belli nd in
Work; Butter Supply Short.
NEW YORK. May J. The next 12
months will see some new rreorui
high prices for meats, eggs and butter.
In the belief of 11. L. Preston, editor of
a trade paper. The cold season has put
the hens far behind In their work, the
expert declares, and the supply of but
ter In sight Is not likely to balance with
the public demand.
Potato prices would go to $8 a bar
rel he adds. If It were not for the Irish
and Belgian Importations. The cabbage
crop is short and artichokes are becom
ing luxuries. Poultry is the one prod
uct, he declares, that has not risen In
price by leaps and bounds.
"WAPPY" OFF FOR PRISON
Kx-Chlef of Polio Accompanies
Deputy Sheriff to Walls Walla.
S BATTLE. Wash.. May 3. C. W.
Wappensteln. ex-chlef of -police, left
for Walla Walla tonight In custody of
a denutv sheriff to serve a sentence
of from three to ten years' imprison
ment for accepting a bribe from pro
prietors of disorderly houses. The trav
eling guard who came here to take
Wappenstein to prison did not acrom
pany him. hut will leave tomorrow
with three other prisoners.
Permission for Wappensteln to go
with the deputy sheriff Instead of the
regular prison guard was granted by
Governor Hay late today.
TORNADO IN KANSAS FATAL
Four Mexican Laborer Killed, Two
Others May Ile.
Tt'PHKA. Km. May 3. According
to reports received at the Santa Fe
offices here a tornado passed over
Kinsley, Kan., this afternoon, killing
four Mexican laborers and Injuring
two others so seriously It Is feared
they will die.
Telegraph wires were broken down
and much damage done about the
railroad yards. Reports received here
do not give the full extent of the
GREAT TUNNEL COMPLETED
Water to Irrigate 0.000 Acres Is
Carried Cnder Iliver.
YlM A. Arls May 3. Shrieking
whistles announced the pactlcal com
pletion today of the big 956-foot tun
nelunder the Colorado River, which is
the largest unit and most Important
adjunct of the Ouna dam Irrigation
project. The 14-foot bore will carry
water to Irrigate 90.100 acres between
the dam and the Mexican border.
Knglneer Pellow expressed the be
lief that water would be flowing
through It by the middle of June. The
tunnel was begun last October.
Nature Joins in Gay
Event at the Dalles.
PORTLAND MEN ARE GUESTS
Day Perfect and Programme
Is Laden With Features.
SCENE OF SPLENDOR VAST
iH.fl,uet, Boutridc and Warm Recep
tions Interspers Carnival in
Rich. 1-Vagrant Acres Where
Fortunes Are in Making.
THK DALLES. Or.. May 3. (Special.)
Donning her most natty attire. Dame
Nature Joined In with business men of
The Dalles and surrounding country
today In a royal entertainment for a
party of about 100 Portland boosters
who came here this morning and spent
the dtiy sightseeing in the orchard
districts and the night partaking of
a lively grade of hospitality extended
by the local business men, clubs,
lodges and horticulturists.
Never beforo has Nature made a more
profound Impression upon a crowd of
boosters than she did In the orchards
during the afternoon and never before
has a delegation from Portland been
more cordially received and entertained
by the citizens than that which was
at the mercy of several hundred enthu
siastic entertainers tonight at the Elks'
Club. Never before has there been
such a pleased delegation of Oregon
promoters than that which retired at
midnight after the round of sightseeing
and fun was over.
Day Is Perfect.
Nature caught the spirit of the oc
casion early in the morning and
greeted the visitors with a perfect day.
A few fleeting clouds on the western
horizon In tho morning gavo a touch
of doubt as to the posalble class of
weather for the afternoon, but these
soon disappeared and nature smiled
her prettiest on the visitors during
the entire afternoon.
But the day was not the feature of
Nature's part of the entertainment.
Beyond the rugged bluffs which circle
the main part of The Dalles was a
most astonishing display of real art
and beauty In the form of many thou
sands of acres of blossoms. Almost aa
far aa the eye could reach In nearly
every direction could be seen the
maze of white pink and green
which stood out almost as banks of
varicolored snow in the sunshine.
This was whore Nature will reward
horticultural thrift this Summer by re
turns of several millions of dollars in
ConrluriVd on Page ll
ALL CLASSES JOIN
IN FIGHT ON FLOOD
CONVICTS, BLACKS, CADKTS AND
KICK MEN CSK SHOVELS.
Desperate Effort lo Sac Baton
Rouge From MNfiippi tioes On
Despite Water's Steady Riec.
BATON ItOl'CE, La., May 3.
Hundreds of citizens, rich and poor,
worked all day and are working to
night side by side with 300 convicts
and negroes In a desperate effort to
save the levees against the floods in
the Mississippi, which are creeping
hourly toward the crest of the pro
tecting earthworks about this city.
When the situation became critical
this afternoon every ablebodled man
and boy began carrying sandbags and
shoveling mud. Five hundred cadets
of the State University responded to
the call and Joined -with school boys,
boy scouts and soldiers working
eagerly to do their part in saving the
Mayor Roux has ordered every un
employed negro In Baton Rouge ar
rested and put to work on the levee.
The waters from the Torras break
are slowly spreading over the open
country, taking In town after town.
The Teche country is being flooded by
the Atchafalaya waters. Bayou Sara
Is under from 10 to 15 feet of water.
The water has reached the second
floor of many houses and ten large
houses today floated away.
HOUNDS KILLING COYOTES
Russian Wolf Specie Proves Great
Jov to Stockxaisers.
PENDLETON. Or., May. 3. (Special)
County Clerk Sallng paid bounties on
more than four hundred scalps of wild
animals during the month of April, the
greater number of which were coyotes.
Trappers anil hunters for more than
two years past have had remarkable
success in securing many coyotes' pelts
and the danger has been lessened great
ly from this fact. A number of cattle
and sheepmen have been experimenting
with the Russian wolf hounds in exter
minating coyotes from the hills, and
from Gilliam and Morrow counties come
especially good reports of the test.
These hounds not only guard the sheep
ramps from the Invasion of the coyotes
but they go for long and persistent
hunts In search of them one sheep
owner having a hound run to earth in
a few months more than a hundred of
the animals. So successful have these
few experiments been that all over
Eastern Oregon stock raisers are Im
porting hounds for the purpose of keep
ing clear their range of any predatory
wild animals, and it is declared that
In a brief while the much dreadtrt coy
ote will be wiped out of existence.
NAMES TAKE QUART OF INK
Vancouver School Officials Sign
Bonds Tliousands of Times.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 3. (Spe
cial.) After working Industriously for
several day?. W. J. Kinney, secretary of
the Vancouver School Board, completed
signing his name 8200 times to bonds
for the new high school building.
Miles R. Smith, chairman, signed his
name 4100 times, as did W. J. Higglns,
but, as Mr. Kinney was secretary, he
had to sign his name twice to their
once each. He says he used a quart of
HOUSE-CLEANING TIME AT SALEM.
FALL AT SEATTLE
KILLS OREGON GIRL
Miss Julia Grant Daly
Meets Tragic Death.
BODY IS FOUND ON SIDEWALK
Victim Daughter of ex-Surveyor-General.
PARENT'S ENDING SIMILAR
Mystery Surrounds Accident or Sui
cide in Northern City Last Days
of Life Passed Alone in Room.
Xo Clew to Past Left.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 3 (Special.)
The dead body of Miss Julia Grant
Daly, daughter of the late John D.
Daly, of Corvallis and Portland, was
found todHy on the ground beneath the
window of her room in a hotel in
Eighth avenue, near Madison street,
from tho window of ber room in the
Miss Paly came here from Vancou
ver, B. C, In March. She said that she
was an artist ana that her home was
in California. She appeared to be a
woman of refinement, but was disin
clined to sociability.
Whether she leaped to her death or
whether an accident was the cause of
the tragedy. Is not known, and prob
ably never will be. Why she spent
the last several days of her life alono
In her room remains a mystery.
Life Alone Is Preferred.
During her stay in Seattle she lived
first at the Hotel Fairfield and ' then
at the Lee, and at neither did she be
come intimate with anyone.
Mrs. Ida Marcus, of the hotel, says
she heard the sound of a heavy object
falling at 11 o'clock last night, but did
The fall was 50 feet and the wo
man's neck had been broken. Mrs. Ja
cobson, manager of the hotel, says
several days ago Miss Daly told her
she was greatly annoyed by a man
who was trying to take her picture in
her room with a moving-picture ma
chine. She says the machine was set
up on the opposite side of the street
at night and that she had turned out
her lights to prevent the taking of the
On March ,16 she left the Fairfield,
where she had arrived with a mandolin
and several suitcases March . Four
other pieces of baggage were left with
a transfer company in storage and
never claimed. She said she originally
came from California and was an art
ist. At the Fairfield, she had left a pack-
i Concluded on I'age 3.)
'REDS' LAUD, 'VETS'
COTTERILL HAILED AS BENE
FACTOR BY I. W. W.
Soldiers Score Seattle Executive as
Neither Tatriot Nor
SEATTLE, Wash.. May 3. (Special.)
Hailed as benefactor and patron by
the Industrial Workers of tho World,
and at the same time denounced in no
uncertain terms by more than 700 vet
erans of the Spanish-American War as
a man who is neither patriot nor Amer
ican, Mayor Cotterlll today was brought
face to face with the question pro
pounded by the veterans: Will he, as
chief executive of Seattle, permit the
Stars and Stripes further to be dese
crated? Determined to obtain from him a
statement that could admit of no mis
Interpretation, a committee of seven war
veterans named last evening at the
most enthusiastic meeting ever held in
the Armory waited upon the Mayor in
his private office at the City Hall this
The Mayor, in a statement issued
today, declared that he did not see the
need for any unusual publicity regard
ing the red flag incident, notwithstand
ing the Stars and Stripes had been torn
and trampled on the streets.
That the state will, if necessary,
come at once to the aid of the veter
ans, was shown in a signed statement
given out by John F. Murphy, Prose
cuting Attorney, to the effect that If it
requires a Jail sentence to compel re
spect for the flag, he will use his best
endeavors to see that the jail sentence
Is received by those who disrespect the
PIONEER OF SEATTLE DIES
O'eorge Frederick Frje Was Among
Leaders of Early Days.
SEATTLK. Wash., May 3. (Special.)
George Frederick Frye, pioneer busi
ness man of Seattle, died last night of
pneumonia at the family residence, 1306
Summit avenue. Mr. Frye had been ill
only a few days. Mr. Frye was born
at Drackenbury, Germany, January 15,
On October 25, I860, he married Miss
Louisa C. Denny, a daughter of Arthur
A. Denny, the father of Seattle. For
a while they lived In a cabin on the
site of the Stevens Hotel. Afterwards
Mr. Frye built a home where the Uotel
Barker now stands, on Pike street, and
lived there for 40 years.
Mr. Frye was one of the leaders of
the early Seattle business men. lie es
tablished the first meat market. With
A. A. Denny and A. L. Yesler he built
the first saw mill and the first grist
WOMEN NAMED DELEGATES
Republican Caucuses in Pierce Are
Marked by Fair Sex in Politics.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 3. (Special.)
More than 500 candidates for delegates
to the Pierce County Republican con
vention, including a half-dozen women,
were nominated in Republican cau
cuses held in the 79 precincts of Ta
coma last night.
From these nominations Republican
voters at the primaries next Monday
will select 266 delegates to the county
convention and with the possibility
that some of the women nominated
tonight being elected as delegates,
the entrance of women In partisan poli
tics promises to become an actuality,
when the county convention is called
to order May 11. Caucuses were also
held in all other incorporated cities
and towns of the county. Caucuses
In county precincts outside of Incorpor
ated towns will be held Monday just
before the primaries.
AT 98, MAN HAS OPERATION
Brave Nonagenarian Refuses to
Take Anesthetic to Allay Pain.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 3. (Special.)
Thomas A. Wardall, 98 years old,
refused to be placed under an anes
thetic at the Providence hospital
Wednesday afternoon, when Drs. Park
W. Willis and Frederick C. Parker,
were ready to proceed with their opera
tion for Internal trouble.
"I don't need any drug to lessen
the pain, and I'm young enough to
stand this operation," Mr. Wardall told
the surgeons. And the brave nona
genarian had his way.
Mr. Wardall is the grandfather of
City Councilman Max Wardall and came
to Seattle last year from his home
at Osage. Iowa. He is recovering from
the operation and declares he is go
ing to live to be at least 120 years
EDITOR JAILED EACH NIGHT
Thirty-Day Sentence Served in Por
tions of 13 Hours Each.
PASCO. Wash., May 3. That the pub
lication of a local paper may not be
suspended, H. G. Roe, editor of tho
Washtucna Enterprise, has been al
lowed by the Superior Court to serve
out a 30-day sentence for perjury at
Roe, who was convicted of perjury
In a case charging, his father. County
Commissioner George II. Roe. with ac
cepting a bribe, is released from Jail
each morning, works on the paper all
day and returns to jail to be locked up
The Jury disagreed in the case of the
cider Roe and he will be retried.
VOSBUBG DRIVES ON
SPIT: GREW IN PERIL
Combers Sweep Craft
on Nehalem Bar.
LAUNCH IS STANDING CLOSE BY
Life-Savers Rush From Gari
baldi to Rescue.
BARGE IN TOW CUT ADRIFT
Little Mcanier of 100 Tons, Ply in;
Between Columbia River and Xc
lialem, .May Be Saved If
Storm Docs Not Break.
TILLAMOOK. Or., May 3. (Special.)
Hard aground on the south spit at
the mouth of the Nolialem River, the
steamer George R. Vosburg tonight
lies in a highly precarious position as
a result of having struck, at 11 o'clock
today, while crossing in with the barge
Nehalem In tow.
Captain Erickson, her master, and the
crew of seven men are still on board.
A launch Is standing by in the Nehalera
River and an effort will be made tc
4aVa rtff tho rre-nr In case the VOS-
burg begins breaking up. The United
States life-saving force stauonea hi
Garibaldi, six miles south, is on the
way to the wreck, with the intention of
attempting the crew's rescue.
Waves Break Over Vessel.
Several huge combers broke over the
Vosburg soon after she struck, but
since that time the sea has been calmer,
and unless the wind freshens there is
prospect that the vessel may be floated
off at high tide.
The barge Nehalem was cut adrift
after the steamer struck and floated
safely to a position in deep water,
where she now lies at anchor.
- Communication Mot Established.
The Vosburg has been plying regu
larly between Columbia River points
and Nehalem. She is a small vessel of
but 109 tons. She has carried a few
passengers, but transported cargo
mainly by means of the barge 'which
she towed. It is not known here
whether passengers are aboard on the
present trip, and the steamer is so far
out on the spit communication with
her has not been established.
It is supposed the Vosburg came to
grief as a result of trying to cross in
at too low a stage of the tide. She
first bumped on the bottom, sustaining
damage which rendered her unmanage
able, and was blown ashore before
Captain Erickson could make the neces
sary repairs to regain control.
Entrance Not Easy to Negotiate.
The Nehalem's mouth is one of the
most difficult harbor entrances on the
Oregon coast. Only at favorable stages ,
of the tide is it considered negotiable,
and then only for small steamers and
lumber schooners. Construction of a
Jetty which would make the harbor
accessible to all ordinary craft has
been begun by the private enterprise
of Nehalem residents, but efforts to
obtain Government appropriations for
prosecution of the work have not been
successful. However, an item of S100,
000 for the Nehalem jetty project is
carried In fhe rivers and harbors ap
propriation bill now before Congress,
as approved by the Senate committee
VOSBURG IS 12 YEARS OLD
Stranded Cruft's Master in Com
mand Only Few Weeks.
Captain Erickson, master of the. Vos
burg, assumed command of her a few
weeks ago, succeeding Captain Rorvik.
who returned to port yesterday as
master of the steamer Klamath. Erick
son formerly was on the steamer North
land and sailed between San Francisco
and Portland for a long time and last
season was skipper of the steamer
Golden Gate, plying between Portland
The Vosburg was built here in 1900.
She has a length of 75.5 feet, beam of
20 feet and depth of hold of 8.7 feet.
SMe has plied between Portland and
Nehalem, towing the barge Nehalem,
carrying railroad material and supplies
Into that harbor and bringing back
lumber, but on her last voyage she
loaded considerable general cargo.
RAILROAD CONTRACT LET
Spokane Firm to Bnlld 35 Miles in
Kettle Falls Valley.
SPOKANE, Wash.. May 3. (Special.)
G. A. Carlson & Co.. Spokane railroad
contractors, have secured the contract
for construction of S5 miles of railroad
on the Kettle Valley lines west of Pen
tlcton, B. C, and will commence work
It is expected that 3 500 men will be
employed on the Job and work will ex
tend to the first of the year. The price
has not been given out. but it exceeds
The section to be built by the Carl
son Company begins five miles west
of Pentlcton and runs to Osprey Lake,
which Is half way between Pcnticton
and Princeton, B. C.