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TRICE FIVE CfcXTS.
PORTLAND, OREGON', WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1912.
TREE LIMB SNAPS;
HOUSE WOULD LIFT
SUICIDE IS BALKED
86, IN P00RH0USE
MTTIXG AMOXG FAILURES, HE
TOLL ON COASTERS
GAY CROWD IN TOW
POLICKMAX Hf-USS CKAMI AXD
KEVIVfcS DfePONDEXT MAX.
AMERICAN" VESSELS EXEMPT
FROM CAVAIi COSTS.
REFLECTS OX PAST FAME.
H MORE BISHOPS
BACK FROM BORDER
1325 Precincts Give
17,619 Over Taft.
PRESIDENT AHEAD IN SOUTH
Segregation of Delegates Is
Not Yet Possible.
HARMON HAS ADVANTAGE
l a toilette' Vol Larger Than Had
lu-rn F.sprrlrd by Mate Politi
cian Clark anil Bryan
Receive Some Voles.
COLUMBUS. C May 11. On the lac
f the early return n Ohio's Brat
Prrsldenrltal preference primary o
da. Colonel Kooevlt led the Kepubll
ran ticket oer President Taft and
linttritor Harmon, of Ohio, led Gover
nor (VllKin. of New Jersey, on the
! morratle ticket by a fair margin.
Tliese return, however, were lven
mi a basis of complete fiicurrs from
only U:'. preclncta out of a total of
H:. These gave Roosevelt delegates
.5I and Taft delegates 41.U1. a ma
y.My of I7.l fur the Kvelt men.
only on the I democratic ticket doe
mo iiunl represent a direct Pres
idential preference vote. On the Re
publican ticket th oie computed la
I he tola) outcome of ballots cast In th
precincts counted for delegate to th
National convention pledged to Colonel
Umiinrll or President Taft.
Taft (irrlea t'laetaaatt.
President Taft appeared to have car
ried Cincinnati by a Ursa margin, and
also Toledo and Dayton, among tha
larger cities. Thi ru mor than off
set by the ola given Colonel Roose
velt In the north and In Columbus' and
The Rocsevelt lead In the north end
t the state. It seemed, would glva tha
et-Prenllent an advantage which Mr.
Taft could not overcome by his Tot
is the south end. Including Cincinnati
and th rural districts. Senator La
r'olletie received a larger Tot than
ttate politicians bad predicted, getting
considerable fraction of th Tot cast
m the northern end cf th stale. In
W nam a ad T. K. l-d la t levelaad.
Governor Wilson, Ilk Roosevelt, re
reived his biggest Tote In Cleveland
and th surroundlnc counties. Gover
nor Harmon polled a heavy vote In Co
lumbus, the capital, and also In his
home city. Cincinnati. Harmon's eara
paian managers, despite th early fig
ure, declared that their candidate bad
carried the state through the heavy
vole for him they expected In th coun
Governor WINon'a chief strength,
they saihad been In Cleveland, where
Mayor BaVer had waged a strong fight
asalnst Harmon. Mayor Baker, how
ever. In a statement insisted that Gov
ernor Wilson bad carried Ohio by a
ote of two to one.
Roth Champ ("lark and Mr. Pryan.
althnuch their names were not on tha
preference hullot ami they wer not
represented by delegates, received aev
rrsl scattering votea. which, when final
returna are In. may affect the outcome
f the tlson-Harmon race.
lat Deleaalea la Itoafcl.
nut cf SI Congressional districts In
the star, toltals computed at a time
when feaer than half the precinris
were counted indicated that Roosevelt
would have CO of th 42 district dele
catea and Taft have II. but the re
turns were so Incomplete that eltfht
delegates at preaent could not be
counted by either side.
Apparently Mr. Taft has th First.
.-e.-oni. Sixth. Seventh. Klghth. Thir
teenth and Fifteenth. Mr. Roosevelt
Is believed to have won the ileVgate
in the Fourth. Fifth. Tenth. K!eventh.
Te-elfth, Fourteenth. Seventeenth. Nine
teenth. Twentieth and Twenty-first.
The vet In the Third l very close, as
it Is In the Ninth and Sixteenth.
I lableealh t t eacede.
Friends of Mr. Taft declare he has
carried tl.e Flghteenth but Roosevelt
supporters will not concede this.
Apparently Governor Harmon has
carried 13 out of the 21 districts. g!v
ing him 2 of the 42 delegates to th
National convention. If this proves
true. It a:o will give him the six dele-gates-at-large
from the state. In the
a!l of the Democratic convention it
was stipulated that the winner of th
primary should n.ime the delegalea-at-large.
P1XOX CLAIMS IT BY 90,000
Colonel's Manager ay He Will
Have 4 of Ohio's 4 8 Votes.
WASHINGTON. May II. At mid
night Senator I'lxon Issued th follow
ing statement at the Roosevelt Na
-There Is no further roen for argu
ment. On last Thursday at Colum
bus. Mr. Taft In his speech said:
-The vote In Ohio, my home state,
will be the decisive on and will settle
-be question of the nomination.'
Ohio has spoken. By a majority of
probable .oe she has d-clared her
preference for Roosevelt as Republican
nominee tor PreelUent. Roosevelt will
'li'Mwleaed oa l1 1
Worker After lK-tli la-tens Copcr
Wire la Itramli and Around
Neck. Tlirn Juiii.
SAN FR.XCI:. May SI. Sp
rlaLI To th breaking of the bough "f
a tree. William McGrath today owe
hia life. McGrath became despondent
last night and after brooding several
hours decided h would put an end to
bis life. H walked to Golden Gate
Park. With him be took a piece of
copper wire. 11 reached the Nlnth
avenue and H-street entrance to tha
park shortly after midnight. A few
yards away waa a low tree, from which
he decided he would hang himself.
He fastened on nd of th wir
about a bough that appeared to be of
great strength. H rataed himself from
th ground and faatened the other end
of th wlr about hla neck. MeOrath
then bad goodbye to th cruel world
and let himself drop. But fat waa
against him. The tree bough broke and
fell to the ground with a crash that
aulckly brought him to bis senses.
A policeman beard th noise and
rushed to the scene to find McGrath In
a heap on the ground. Th bluecoat
detached th man from th broken ire
limb and took him to th park hospital,
where he waa revived and placed un
He was released later and escorted
to hla home.
PHOTO ENGRAVERS GO OUT
All shops. Kxccpt Two, Are Closed in
.-rattle and Tacoma.
SEATTLE, May :i. (Special.) Be
cause proprietor of all th photo
ei. graving (hops in Seattle) and Ta
coma. with th exception of the Art
Fngravtng Company and the Rapid
Service Fngravtng Comnany. refused
to sign a contract for the coming yar
providing for an Increased scale of
wages, th employes of all the shops
In both cities, with the exception of
the two named, quit work this morn
ing at o'clock.
Tha employes justify their action by
th fact that the business In which
they are engaged Is particularly un
healthy. Out of a membership of 4000
In thear onion. . or 1 per cent. It Is
asserted, died of consumption last
C. L. Harrison, president of tha Seat
tle Engraving Company and also pres
ident of th Northwestern Photo En
gravers' Association, an organisation
of the employers. In nieiktnc of the
sink this morning, said that It was
absolutely Impossible to accede to th
demands of tlva union.
He said h" seal of the union In
Seattle and Tacoma waa already the
highest paid In any city In the United
Statea or Canada, being IS per cent
higher than Portland and SO per cent
higher than Spokane.
COW ROPED WITH PAJAMAS
Med ford Boy In Lieu of l-aso Ct.es
Night Apparel on Bossy."
MEPFORD. Or.. May S 1. Special.)
"Buffalo Bill haa nothing on on Med
ford boy. This youngster. In the ab
sence of a rawhide rial a. used hla pa
Jamas with excellent resulta on a re
fractory cow. Chester Lunt, aged II,
who Uvea at tit East Ninth street, la
th boy who proved adept with pa
jamas as a lasso.
lie waa awakened at night recently
by his cow wildly chasing through his
well-kept garden and. summoning his
brother Herbert, wont to catch the ani
mal. At the end of a half-mile sprint
he overtook the anmlal and threw his
arms about her neck trying to hold
her, but he soon found that this method
was unsatisfactory, so he doffed hi
pajama shirt and. using It as a rope,
held the cow until his brother ap
peared on th scene with a portion of
hi mother' clothesline and "Bossy"
was promptly led back to her living
BAKER REDUCES SALOONS
Comini--loners Succeed In ('citing.
Kid of Three. Leaving SO.
RAKF.R. Or.. May SI. (Special.)
The effort to give the city a moral
hath was continued today when th
City Commissioners refused to renew
the application for ll(uor licenses of
the Miller saloon, tonducted by C. C.
Cox. and of the Diamond bar, conducted
by George Harson. They wer deemed
unfit by the Commissioners, because
of their reputation and character. The
application for th renewal of the li
cense of the Iag Cabin saloon, by Al
Grant, was withdrawn. Th stopping
of the three places will leave Raker
20 saloons, for. according to the city
ordinance, no new licenses can be la
sued until th number In the city Is
reduced to 14. or one to every 500 In
habitants. A year ago there were 2.
Cox also onducts the Fawn saloon on
Main street. This waa allowed to con
tinue. SPECIAL RATE QUESTIONED
President Karrell Finds Baker Se
cure Small Benefit.
RAKER. Or. May SI. (Special.)
While here last night President Farrell.
of the O.-W. R. N. Investigated the
colonist problem and when told that
this part of the state had received lit
tle benefit, he said:
"1 question the colonist rates a of
much benefit to the country. The peo
ple don't seem to stay, but come rather
just to look over the country, then re
turn home, and 1 believe that If th
different clubs would establish a bu
reau In the Eastern farming districts
and could get one good resident to lo
cate here it would do more actual good
tbaa all th rate in existence."
Dr. Henderson and Dr.
NIGHT SESSIONS TO CONTINUE
Determination to Adjourn on
May 28 Still Manifest.
CANDIDATES DROP OUT
Number Expected to lie Materially
Rcu.-v(l'-XjJU;n-0 jo a ic.
is mm imp. Among
Those Voted For.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 21. Dr. T. F.
Henderson, of Brooklyn, and W. O.
Shepar1, of Chicago, are the new
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church elected on the 11th ballot, the
result of which was announced tonight.
lr. Henderson received ES2 and Dr.
Shepard 532. The number necessary
to elect was 524.
Indications that the conference will
attempt to keep to Its resolution of
reaching an adjournment May 2s, were
shown In the night sessions, begi n last
night to cast a ballot for bishop.
Since the first ballot, on which Dr.
Homer C. Stunts was elected, numerous
men have headed the no-election ballots
for a time, only to give way when It
seemed that the necessary two-thirds
vol of th delegates present could not
Dr. D. O. Downey, of New York, waa
well to the fore on th second ballot,
but he gave way to Dr. Shepard, who
was one of the two men elected to
night. Candidates constantly are droppinff
out, although on the eighth ballot, there
were about 10 who received only two
or Hire votes. Tli total number of
candidates voted on In the eighth wa
7. ' t by the enij of the week this
nnmti'tr ' exptvo be const lerably
smaller, as those who have been cast
ing complimentary ballots swing to
those whom th delegates consider
really in tl.e race.
Among the candidates Is W. F. Old
ham, who now holds the distinction of
being a bishop In the church. His title,
however. Is that of missionary bishop.
His power Is restricted to his own
field, which Is Malaysia. As a mission-
0nt-luvled on IaKs 2.1
Jooph I'andlrr, AVho Cast Statue of
Liberty on Xutional Capitol,
Lose All in 1008 'Quake.
SAN KRANCI.SCO. May II. (Spe
cial.) Deserted and left pcnnilees at
SS years old, Joseph Paudler. an arti
san who is almost an artist. Is now an
Inmate) of the City and County Relief
Home, where with bowed 'head and
trembling chin he site among a crowd
of other old men who are mostly fail
ures, -while he had conquered fame as
the man whose handiwork had cast
the. Statue of Liberty on Washington's
Distressed by poverty and old ages
he haa existed for the past few years
on the charity of a few friends, but
now, alone, be baa come to pass his
last day at the poorhouse.
Paudler la chiefly known to San
Franciscans for his work on the Me
chanics' monument on Market street
and tha statue of General U. S. Grant
In Golden Gate Park, as well as that
in Washington square. Trembling with
age, the white-haired old man de
scribed how the fire of 1906 took all
his possessions. For three years he
worked on the figura of Liberty, which
now adorns the cupola on the Capitol
at Washington, a work often Inter
rupted by the stirring events of the
"Abraham Lincoln." said the old
man, "took a great Interest in my
work, and often he would stop and
speak to me."
He did most of the brass and bronze
work in tills city for -0 years.
MORGUE WORKER SUICIDE
Painter In Dead Room Deprc-sed
teclnjr Four Who Took Live..
SAN' FRANCISCO. May 21. (Spe
cial.) Under the Influence of suicidal
mania. Induced by his experience in
working at the Oakland morgue, when
the bodies of four persons who had
taken their lives were broupht to tho
place. Fred Curtis, a painter, committed
suicide in the night in his room In a
San Francisco hotel by shooting him
self In the head.
Curtis, who had been 111 and des
pondent, was employed all last week as
a painter In some repair work at the
Oakland morgue. In the time he was
there four persona committed suicide
and their bodies were brought In.
TWO SENATORS ELFCTED
Louisiana uiih-s Ransdeli and
Boussard Far Ahead of Time.
BATON KOUGE, La.. May II. Rep
rexcntatlves Ransdell and Boussard, of
Louisiana, were elected by the State
Legislature today to the United States
Mr. Ransdcll succeeds Senator Foster,
whoso term expires in lit 13. and Mr.
Boussard will succeed Senator Thorn
ton In 1915.
ON GUARD AT THE GATE.
H NOMINATION V HUWW
Cool Cavalry Officer
REBELS CHARGE AMERICANS
Texas Ranger Threatens Lib
eral Band With Arrest.
PATROL IS STRENGTHENED
Infantry Picketing Boundary Line,
Supports Cavalry Guard Fight
ing Within Short Distance
of Line Expected.
AT THE BOUNDARY CAMP OP
AMERICAN TROOPS, NEAR FABENS.
Tex, May II. The cool Judgment of
an American Army lieutenant and the
aggressive stand of two Texas rangers
in the. face of 100 Mexican rebels ad
vancing on the American boundary
line prevented serious complications
early today between the United States
"Death to them!" cried the Mexi
cans, and a shot rang out as they
spurred their horses," drew their car
bines from their saddle slots and
charged forward to a wagon road
where Lieutenant C. A. Dougherty and
r.B men of Troop B, Fourth United
States Cavalry, had stationed them
selves, their rifles pointing toward
Movlco. C. E. Wasster and Charles
Moore, of the Texas rangers, who ha
been accompanying the Amaui
troops on the border patrol, dashed
Army Threatened With Arrest.
"If you dare to come across this
wagon road we'll arrest your whole
army," shouted Wasster. Lieutenant
Dougherty, thinking perhaps he had
miscalculated the boundary line, gave
the Mexicans the benefit of the doubt
and drew his men back a few yards
iindr . cover of some sage and mos
nniiM orrferinar them under no circum
stances to fire until so commanded.
T1 la wacrnn road is the line.
Wasster continued to call ' In Spanish
tn ih. nrivnncins- rebels, who formed
Into a fighting line, demanding at the
same time that they send out tneir
chiefs for narlev. Colonels Jose Cor
doba and Carlos Buatamante, in com
mand of the rebels, who were moving
on Guadalupe, dismounted and crossed
(Concluded on Pane 2.1
Provision Prohibiting Passage of
Railroad-Owned Ships Kept in
Measure Despite Attack.
WASHINGTON, May 2J. By 100
votes to 30 the House today refused
to permit the Imposition of tolls on
American vessela engaged in the coast
wise trade and which will use the Pan
ama Canal. The action was taken dur
ing consideration of the Panama Canal
Representative Adamson. of Georgia,
in charge of the measure, expressed
confidence that the House would re
verse itself Thursday when the bill is
taken up for passage.
A sharp but ineffective attack was
made on the provision In the bill pro
hibiting railroad-owned vessels from
using the canal. Representatives Pe
ters, of Massachusetts. Democrat, and
Hlgglns. of Connecticut. Republican,
protested that the proposed prohibition
would apply not only to the canal, but
would affect all vessels owned by rail
roads and work havoc to a great busi
ness built up along the Atlantic Coast.
Both cited as an Instance the pas
senger and freight steamers plying the
sound between New York, Providence
and Fall River, Mass., all of which ves
sels are owned and operated by the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
Railroad as part of their system.
JAIL YAWNS FOR BANKER
C. H. Summers, Formerly of We
notchce, Vnder Sentence In Alaska.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska, May 21. When
United States Distrtct Judge Thomas
R- Lyons overruled the demurrer In
terposed by the defense In the prose
cution for violation of the banking act
of Clement H. Summers, formerly
president of the First National Bank,
of Juneau, counsel for Summers gave
notice of an appeal and waived trial
today. The court, without trial, at
once sentenced Summers to five gears'
imprisonment and fixed bail pending
appeal at $10,000, an increase of $5000.
Summers and Stuart G. Holt, for
merly cashier of the bank, were In
dicted at Juneau In January, 1912,
charged with borrowing money from
the bank and with repeatedly misrep
resenting the condition of the bank.
Summers and Holt were removed from
office In the bank In the Summer of
1311 upon the demand of Bank Ex
aminer Bailey. The bank was reor
ganized and is now prospering. The
Indicted men object to trial at Juneau,
alleging that there was a hostile feel
ing toward them there, and obtained
a change of venue to Ketchikan. Sum
mers was formerly a majority stock
holder of a bank a Wenatchee, Wash.
The demurrer, upon' which appeal
will be taken, was based on the as
sertion that 66 counts could not be
joined under one Indictment as was
done in this case.
BARE-FOOT ACTION LOST
Woman Who Sued for 910,000 Gets
Nothing by Suit.
Mary Britten, the plaintiff in a per
sonal injury suit, who Monday bared
her feet and legs for the inspection of
a Jury in Judge Gatens' department of
the Circuit Court, lost her case. The
jury yesterday returned a verdict for
the defendant, F. H. HoeneL
The woman sued for T10,000, alleging
permanent Injury to an ankle as a re
sult of being thrown from an auto
mobile delivery wagon as it was round
ing a corner. The defendant replied
that the machine was traveling slowly,
that he was giving her a free ride and
that the accident was a result of her
BOLT SHOCKS "CENTRAL"
Helix Phone Operator Knocked In
sensible in Electric Storm.
PENDLETON, Or May 21.-Special.)
While attempting to call Pendleton
yesterday, Fred Collins, telephone oper
ator at Helix, was rendered unconscious
by an electric shock. Only this morning
was he suff'clently recovered to con
verse with his physician. The shock
was sustained during a severe electric
storm which visited practically all of
this country late yesterday. Lightning
Is supposed to have struck one of the
The injured operator will not be at
his post for some days as a result of
BURGLAR GIVES UP LOOT
Property Valued at $20,000 Dis
closed in Safe Deposit Box.
NEW YORK, May 21. Shackled to
his prison keeper and guarded by a de
tail of detectives, Bert Curtis, under
arrest as a burglar, went to a branch
of the Colonial Bank here today and
there opened five packages which he
took from a safe deposit box. A mo
ment later there lay spread out before
the detectives a display of gold and
diamonds valued at $20,000.
Curtis was arrested last Sunday as
he was coming out of a cellar under
a Jewelry store. Several thousand
dollars' worth of loot was found in his
DEATH IS ON WEDDING EVE
Astoria Young Woman Dies Follow
ing Operation for Appendicitis.
ASTORIA, Or.. May 21. (Special.)
Miss Jeannette Peterson, eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. O. I. Peterson, of
this city, died today following ab op
eration for appendicitis. She was quite
prominent in society circles, was a na
tive of Astoria, 24 years of age, and
left besides her parents one sister.
A pathetic circumstance In connec
tion with her death Is the fact that
she was to have, been married during
the present week.
Brass Bands Beat Wel
come to Junket.
SKY WEEPS "TEARS OF JOY"
First Day of Trade Excursion
Is Replete With Features.
PAPER IS ISSUED EN ROUTE
Banks, Buxton, Mohlcr, Wheeler,
Vosburg and Life Crew at Bay
View Give Thrills to Port-
land Business Men. ,
BY ADDISON BENNETT.
TILLAMOOK, Or., May 21. (Special.)
The Tillamook excursion, composing
Just 90 of the citizens of Portland,
left the Union Depot at So'clock this
morning and arrived here at 6 this
evening, after a delightful trip.
During the day the heavens have
Intermittently wept and smiled, with
the amies predominating. But even
when the rain came down in torrents,
as it occasionally did, it did not dampen
the ardor of the excursionists In the
As the train rolled along towards
Milw aukie, meeting was called in the
forward coach, and the following gen
tlemen were elected chairmen of the
various committees, after the election
of B. S. Josselyn as general chairman
of the excursion; O. M. Plummer,
badges; C. B. Merrick, cigars; C. C.
Chapman, entertainment, and Fred
Paper Issued Knronte.
Soon after passing Oswego, the first
number of-the excursion paper was is
sued, which is called The Portland Pil
grim, and frequent issues were turned
out during the day. Mr. Lockley Is
the editor in chief of this publication,
which claims to have a "leased wire"
service and the largest circulation ex
tant, Our first stop was at Banks, where
we were met by the band of trat town,
which discoursed mighty good music.
Then we were welcomed by the Mayor,
E. G. Willis, and George Hyland re
sponded on the run, as the rain just
then began to come down by the buck
etfull. But George got the speech out
of his system all right.
At Buxton we were welcomed by
Mayor D. H. Stowell, and S. C. Pier
responded to his welcome address in
a way to make us feel proud of our
fellow travelers. Dinner was served
In the dining car as we wended our
way up the Coast Kange, and a splen
did meal It was.
Indeed every detail in the way of
railroad management is perfect, and
has called forth praise from every
member of the party.
Cheese Factory Is Inspected.
Shortly before 2 o'clock we arrived at
the summit of the coast range at an
elevation of 1872 feet, and from this
we crept down our winding way for
a number of miles along the Salmon
berry River, and then came to the
Nehalem Biver along which we twisted
and turned until we reached our next
stopping place at Mohler, where we
were taken through the Mohler cheese
factory, one of the various places where
the celebrated produce of Tillamook
County is turned out.
Mohler is at the head of Nehalem
Bay, almost reached by tidewater.
From there we went to Wheeler and
Vosburg, and then to the Life-Saving
Station at Bay View, where the life-
saving crew gave an exhibition drill
which was of the greatest interest, the
drill being given by tho same crew
that recently spent 73 hours on the
deep in an open boat. We saw them
turn over in the surf and then right
their boat, saw them shoot lines out
for nearly half a mile, saw them work
the breeches buoy and go through
various other evolutions, all of which
showed skill and heroism.
Banquet Spread at Tillamook.
We arrived at Tillamook at 6 o'clock
and were welcomed by the band and
a thousand or more people, were sent
to our various sleeping places and then
shortly repaired to the Commercial
Club rooms where a splendid banquet
was served in the ballroom, about 20u
sitting down to the repast. As we
were served a string band discoursed
sweet music and from time to time we
were entertained by songs from the
Tillamook people and our fellow
travelers. The address of welcome at the ban
quet was given by Deputy Attorney
George Willet, after which speeches
were delivered by Carl Haberland, .
Charles Kunze, James Walter, Roliie
W. Watson, A. T. Botts and the Mayor,
J. R. Harter.. D. I. Shrode, was the
presiding officer and toastmaster.
Messrs. Ben Selling. J. K. Gill, George
W. Hyland, C. B. Merrick, J. Fred
Larson. B. Lee Paget, C. C. Chapman
and Fred Lockley responded on behalf
of our party. '
Chehalis Man Out for Prosecutor.
CHEHALIS. Wash.. May 21. (Spe
cial.) C. A. Studebaker. City Attorney
of Chehalis, today announced his can
didacy for the Republican nomination
for the office of Prosecuting Attorney
of Lewis County,