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VOL,. LII yO. 16,089.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESLAY, JUNE 18, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CLAIMS OF RIVAL
MAN IS ARRESTED
BY HEAVY BETTORS
TURNS PATROL CART
ON MARRIAGE EVE
IS OLD GUARD CRY -
AGERS OX TWO CANDIDATES
HOOD RIVER APPIEGROWER
POLICE TAKE SWAIN- WAITING
VEXES ilGHI POMCEMAJT.
; , AT DEPOT FOR FTAXCEE.
Few Believe Taft Has
Chance for Election.
ENMITY TO T. R. REAL SPUR
Dark Horses Quoted at Large Odds.
$250,000 Bet in Chicago on
CHICAGO, June IT. (Special.) Two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars has
been placed In bets In this city on the
result of the Republican convention.
This was the estimate of a well-known
gambler of the city today, who has
handled nearly 150,000 In wagers rrom
Easterners. Although odds in some
ra wnm h,v. hn elven that Roosevelt
Party Leaders Bitterly Resent would get th nomination, the betting
on tne two Dig c&uuiu.im dluuu . .
about even money.
La Follette, Cummins and other dark
horses are quoted at anywhere from
10 to ' 20 to 1. Odds of 10 to. 7 have
been given that Roosevelt would be
nominated on the third ballot.
The first big bet of the day was
recorded In the Auditorium Hotel, when
an Arizona ranchowner bet $20,000 that
President Taft would receive the nom
Jim O'Leary, veteran Chicago gam
bler. Is said to have received more than
1100,000 to bet on the result, most of
which is already gone. nooseve.it
money Is said to be the bulk of this
Odds of 10 to 1 that 10 delegates who
would vote for Roosevelt could not be
Both Sides' Hope But
RIOT IS WIDELY ADVERTISED
Samuel- G. Blythe Does Not
Expect Much Bloodshed.
TAFT FORCES LACK GINGER
STR0NG.-ARM GANGS READY
Bough Bider Proposes to Fight at
Outset and War Rumors Fly
Thick and Fast All Prece
dents of Convention Waver.
On Eve of Battle Tension Is High
hnt "Jfo One Can Say What Re
sult Will Be Everything Is T7p
' to Delegates in Convention.- y
-m . r-nlnn.l Roosevelt nro- I named In tne new i aoicsuL,u,
that state and went untaken.
.BY SAMUEI G. BLYTHE.
Copyrighted 1912 by the Tribune Company.
CHICAGO, June 17. (Special.) The
Taft men and the 'Roosevelt men are
going Into . the convention Tuesday
WIRE EXTENSION IS AIM SrtJ? t T-T.
Hope, having sprung eternal In the
human breast since those far-away
days when Senator Borah last cut his
hair, has extended her repertoire and
CHICAGO, June 17. (Editorial Cor-
spoiKLence.) Colonel Roosevelt pro
poses to tight from the drop of the hat
Manager Dixon declares that the
rough riding will begin Just as soon
as the customary prayer is ended. The
..nrniiun rrtxnn believes In nrayer
to the extent that heaven helps those council aiaj uorce lwepuuuo
who help themselves. ' There are panies to Furnish Service,
ClllCrS 11 1 1 ..... J n uv ... ... ---
la ng,f riravlnff for. Yet
they may be mistaken. I A proposea oreinsucs w uomg aouoie Illpllaps In. the nu-
The city where the Republican party I teiepnono corapn . l cuiiection or partisan breasts In
n k..n it. lll.trtnn nriwr with ame extensions oi service, u i tiucago, in addition her well-known
ih. nomination of tho Immortal Lincoln I ed by various residence sections, was and justly celebrated springs.
.r.., an h th mournful filed with the City Auditor yester- Life, of course, would be a dreary af-
scene of Its summary demise. Chaun- day by councilman joy to .uiV.u lau- witnout nope, but political life
cey Depew. who is still living and who the same purposes, the others having for Taft leaders and Roosevelt leaders
is here in the flesh, says there Is no been ceieatea Decause oi wnaoui tnis inspiration would be im
real issue now before the convention I or tne uouncumen consrae pussiuie. t ne consequence is that this
reasonable demands. Under tne terms struggle, which, as all our best llter
of the newly proposed measure, the ary lights say, will become historic In
companies must extend telephone lines the annals of our politics, has de-
wlthln five days of the time application veloped a line of hopers than whom
is made by a resident within the city the world has seen no superiors. Lack-
limits, provldeo that the resident is ig definite knowledge of what will
except as to which corpse shall have
the most flowers.
Few Say Tmft Caa Be Elected.
Thereare other Depews here who
will tell you that there Is no hope,
for one road leads to perdition and'the
other road to damnation. There are
precious few to say that if Taft shall days
be nominated he will be elected. The
After One Arrest Iiaw Violator Goes
Back to "Get" Orficer, hut Is
- Arrested Anew.'
clal). Arrested by Deputy Sheriff
Hart, who . is night watchman on the
Heights portion of the city during the
berry-picking season, when the com
munity is full of nomad laborers, Albert
Sutton, who was accompanied by Henri
de Reding, was forced to flrive the of
fleer and himself and friend in his car
to the City prison, where both were
The novel (sensation of being forced
to use his own automobile1 as a patrol
wagon came as a result of the recent
strict enforcement of the la wgovern-
lng the speed limit of machines in the
city limits. Mr. Sutton was arrested
last week for exceeding the limit of 10
miles an hour.
Passing through the Heights portion
of the city at 2:30 o'clock last night.
Sutton Is allege dby the officer to have
stopped his car and with his friend
alighted' and began ' to pace up and
down the street. Not knowing who
they were, Hart flashed his search light
on them and demanded their business.
After the assertion that they were
looking for the officer that had made
the arrests for speeding, the deputy
announced that he was the man sought
and pulling his gun placed them under
arrest and forced the owner of the car
to drive to the City prison.
The men appeared before Recorder
Howe this morning and submitting to
the charges of intoxication and disor
derly conduct were fined $10 a piece.
Sutton, who is one of the members or
the Board of Directors of the Apple
Growers' Union and prominent in local
business circles, paid a fine of $10 for
not more than one block from a line be the outc0me of the fight, they have
of the company.
ompany. ah nuuiuuimi . 11 :l all turnnrt ro th. ,n..l.Hn.. k
is allowed for each additional " f
hlnrk I awwi.t.wu uj vicmmiig ue-
. - i -..t,.. 1 tlflrrmant thai wsivlra mraa An it -..
Taft .men have heard It so often and it a demand tlnuously , and claims everything In
in...... " .uta r,, eMCt arbUrary depOSit for ser- sight, out of sight or however slight
J ....... " I vice. A Denai I V IS primuni iwr no-i
velt that they do not even take the or r.fuml of the companies to luval Claims Overlap.
trouble to deny It. make extensions in accordance with This is perplexing to the 'student, of
If any faithful -but misguided mem-I the ordinance, -ana esca y , , I th situation, for when it Is reported
ber of the old guard does venture to maoe a wp'" v""" ; that Senator Dixon announces firmly
suggest that Taft eould win, he is im-1 . I ttutt Mr. Roosevelt will have 682 votes
mediately overwhelmed with a chorus nil i mm nVf IO DDHIP UCn on tne ballot that shall decide whether
. I UIVIUIs un I unnwiii.ijir. Roots
of Roosevelt Jeers. It is uncomforta
ble and unprofitable to stand In the
way of the Roosevelt tide of noise and San Antonio Would
denunciation. All the street and lob
by orators are from the Roosevelt
camp not all, but nearly all.
Today at noon a large glee club ap
peared from Columbus and marched
uncertainty in among the throngs at
the Congress Hotel. The leader an
nounced that It was a Taft organ and
would sing a few Taft songs.
Fsseral March Suggested.
"Sing a good strong funeral march,"
yelled a Roosevelt shouter; and it was
some moments before the disconcerted the auspices of the Chamber of Com
vocalists could . proceed. But when merce. and In the menu the only "non
they got under way, they proved to be onion" dainties were cigars and water.
fine singing organization and they Everything else, even to the pie, tasted
elicited man v cheers. It was the flmt and smelled of onions, but it was
real ginger nut Into the Taft campaign. I nevertheless all appetizing, if the an
so far as the hotel lobbies are con- nounoement from San Antonio is to be
This incident is tVDical of manv oth- San Antonio will make a steadfast
ers and illustrates the apparent trend effort to have .the observance of Onion
of sentiment and march of events. Th. day made a National event for each
Roosevelt movement la vehement, uo- year.
roarloua, impatient and intolerant; the
aurCd685' d0ubtfu1, FEDERAL GRAND JURY BUSY
POSSiblV the Situation will .nnnir I
when the real battle opens tomorrow. t;asea ' nicn rosioiuce ueparip
The old guad hasn't much to say, but ment Is Active Are Probed.
nevertheless It has its fighting clothes I
" . ... . . , . .. The Federal grand Jury was impan-
volley of epithets from Colonel noose- eUed by Federal Judge Wolverton yes
velt and the Roosevelt group, denounc- terday and went into session about 4
high tenor voice or the clear
baritone of Senator Borah shall key-
Have Nation! note the occasion, and Immediately
rr.i.,- , trorotBhlo I ll"'1" "Lr. juctiimey snouts to tne
1 ' I eaeer world that Mr. Taft will have
600 votes, at the same instant a hur
Amona- all of our other National Ob- I riad computation shown that th sum
servances we may have now a National or these Is some hundred votes more
"Onion day. than there are in the convention and
At least this is the announcement obviously leaves Mr. La Folletta with
received at the Portland commercial hl. etern and rock-bound 36 and Sen
Club from the Chamber of Commerce ator cummins with -his ten tenacous,
of San Antonio, Tex,, where the flrst voting for their favorite sons, some
"Onion day" was observed on May 30. where outside say on the base of the
A luncheon was servea in nonor oi lo,.,, gtatue on the lake front Like-
the lowly but succulent onion unaer
CITY MAY RUN OWN CARS
Seattle Mayor Favors Ultimatum to
Power Company. .
SEATTLE, June 17. Mayor Cotterill
today sent a message to the City Coun
cil recommending that the Council of
fer to the Puget Sound Traction, Light
Power Company franchises for
needed extensions of carllnes, and urges
that If the company refuses to accept
the franchises, the city offer them for
sale, and if that plan falls that the
city build branches from the municipal
street railway, which the city has un
dertaken to construct '
The railway, company refuses to ac
cept vJCtensiono.-..Unless, the r franchises
are merged with those of the original
(Concluded on Paso 8.)
DELEGATES HURT IN WRECK
Train Carrying Georgians to Con
vention In Collision.
CHICAGO. June 17. More than a
score of men and women, among whom
were members of the' Georgia Taft dele
gation to the Republican National Con
vention, were injured today, some seri
ously, in a collision between a Pennsyl
vania passenger train and several
empty coaches in the yards of the Union
Station here. .
Two - locomotives , were partly
Few Charges of Fraud
Mark Battle Eve.
MODERATION IS COUNSELLED
Plan to Force Motion for T.
R.'s Nomination Given Up.
COLONEL GIVES ULTIMATUM
Roosevelt Insists Contested Dele
gates Shall Not Vote on Own
Cases Taft Men Say Prece- '
dent Will Be Observed.
CHICAGO. June 17 While they as
serted that Colonel ' Roosevelt would
control the Republican National con
vention and be nominated on the ffrA
ballot, the Roosevelt leaders spent to
day working out details of their plan
of attack on the Taft programme as
outlined last night ,1
There was no talk of "stampede"
among the Taft forces today.
The President's adherents said posi
tively that control of tne convention
through the delegates seated . by the
National committee could not be men
aced by the strategy of the Roosevelt
Day One of Quiet.
Moderation was counselled by the
two warring camps throughout the
day and this had its effect There
were occasional charges of "theft" and
fraud" from the Roosevelt forces, off
set by charges of "brlbenf' and "cor
ruption" from the Taft headquarters,
but it was everywhere agreed that the
day had been one of the quietest pre
ceding a convention in years.
Tonight, the Taft leaders were con'
tlnulng a council of war begun early
in the day, while the Roosevelt people
were whooping things up at a remark'
able meeting in the Auditorium, where
Colonel Roosevelt addressed a cheering
mass of humanity: -' - ' ' -
Uncertainty as to the result of the
convention was as prevalent tonight
as at any time since the Republican
forces began their invasion of Chicago.
The final claims and figures put out
each side claiming a clear majority
were those of hope rather than con
Friends of Moderation Win.
The element among the Roosevelt
supporters who counseled moderation
among their associates, had the satis
faction of apparently defeating the
plan to force a motion for the noml
nation of Roosevelt the moment Acting
Chairman Rosewater should refuse to
entertain the proposition of submit
ting to the convention a Roosevelt list
Oakland, Or., Belle, Speeding- to
Portland for Wedding, Is Advised
. of Charge Against Suitor.
"While his sweetheart Alice Metcalf,
aged 19, a belle of Oakland, Or., was
on her way to Portland yesterday to
become his bride, Frank O. Gray, aged
38, was arrested at Oregon City. He
had gone there to- board the train on
which his fiancee had notified him she
would come. The ceremony was to
have been performed last' night, but
has been postponed Indefinitely.
Gray was arrested on a charge of
"fleecing" Mrs.- Settle, who lives near
Oakland, Or., out of J550. The present
charge against him is larceny, but, aC'
cording to Deputy Sheriff .Stewart, of
Douglas County, who came to Portland
from Roseburg yesterday and who
caused the .Oregon City police to 'nab'
Gray, It probably will be changed to
obtaining money by false pretenses.
Gray was arrested as he was walk
ing up and down the station platform
at Oregon City, impatiently waiting for
the train bearing his promised wife to
arrive. He Intended to ride with her
from Oregon City to Portland. . Deputy
Sheriff Bulger, of Multnomah County,
and Stewart boarded the train on the
East Side. They informed Miss Met
calf why it would be impossible for her
fiancee to be at the station to greet
LAUNCH BURNS ON BAY
Five Marshfield Men
(Concluded jon Page 8.)
THERE'LL. BE A HOT TIME IN CHICAGO TODAY.
Ing its members as robbers, thieves,
bosses and murderers of the Repub
Epithets Bitterly Reseated.
These are not pleasant words to use
about men who have been, prominent
In the party affairs in the hey&ey of
Its prosperity and who are still strug
gling against odds to hold the reins In
time of trouble and adversity. They
sink deep and are bitterly resented.
These men purpose to prevent Roose
velt's nomination if they can at any
sacrifice and the first sacrifice they
are willing to make la Taft for the
nominee, and the second themselves
and their political power and prestige
at the election if Rooeevelt shall be
All the support Taft has does not
come from Barnes, Penrose and the
other bosses. Barnes and Penrose
would ditch Taft instantly if they
could, for they are not his real friends
nd they do not want him. Tho Taft
upport is a curious medley of im
pulses.- necessities, friendships, enmities
nd revenges. It is basically anti-
Roosevelt as It stands today. The
bosses are there because there Is no
place else to go. Being there means
they are likely to be driven to defeat
and they know it But where are they
to go and what to do? They will take
their medicine. But they do not like it
War and rumors of war have filled
the air all day. The Roosevelt cro-
ounceraents amount practically to a
declaration that they are going to cap-
ure the National Republican Conven
tion by peaceful means It they can.
nd by physical force If they must
Their tactics Involve the upsetting of
11 precedent from the outset.
But what Is precedent to Theodore
o'clock. Cases in which the Postoiflcel
Department Is Interested are being con
sidered, but it is Improbable indict
ments will be returned for several days.
The citizens making up the grand Jury
are as follows:
John L. Vestal, Portland; E. Miller,
Portland: H. J. Elliott, Perrydale: Jud-
son Weed. Veronia; C. H. Cash, Eden-
bower; Willis Slmonton, Dallas; B. N.
Davis, Portland; D. C Powell. Cleone;
J. A. Jacques, ' Glendale; George A.
Tllden, Portland; William Anderson,
Scappoose; Max O. Buren. Salem; S. A.
Manning, Salem; Flint W. Martin, Mc-
Minnvllle; C. C Ashcroft, .Portland; 1
William D. Duke, Sutherlln; b. R. Nor-
gren. Mavger; Thomas Bush, Knappa;!
George T. BrickelL Sherwood; j. R.
Cole. Molalla; E. Harlsock, Albany; H. I
R. Manning. Oakland; W. B. Hayden.1
DELEGATES IN WRECK
Train Carrying Georgians to
ventlon in Collision.
. (Concluded oa Paso &
CHICAGO. June 17. (Special.) "I
will vote for Root for temporary
chairman of the convention." said Tom
McCusker, of Oregon, today, when
asked if he would join a movement to
rush in McGovern of Wisconsin as the
Roosevelt-La Follette compromise can
didate for this office. McCusker says
that La Follette, holding the balance
of power in the convention, will be ia
a position to be nominated as a com
promise candidate If he does not line
up with Roosevelt, but that once there
Is a Roosevelt-La Follette alliance, all
chance of La Follette's nomination is I
"If we are to get votes through
compromise, said he, "we must get
them from Taft; we can't get them
MARSHFIELD, Or., June 16. (Spe
cial.) Forced to take chances of either
burning to death or drowning, . five
young men narrowly escaped irom
death in a burning boat on Coos Bay
last night Had It not been for a
timely rescue all on board probably
would have been lost in the. gasoline
Fred Bentz with four other young
men, all-employed at the East Side mill
of the C. A, Smith Company, were re
turning from a picnic on Coos River.
After passing the city and when' op
poaite the depot wharf, a lighted match
Ignited the gasoline and in an Instant
the whole boat was, in flames.
Frank Smith, superintendent of the
Coos River Fish : Hatcheries, in Bis
large launch Alice H., saw the flames
and hurried down the bay to the as
slstance of the boat in distress. Th
flames of the burning boat rose high
and -. enveloped the live man aboard.
Two jumped overboard and with the
assistance of the searchlight on th
Alice H. were picked U'.i.
Smith, in face of immediate danger
of setting fire to his own boat, got
near enough to the burning launch to
rescue the other three men. The burn
ing boat floated toward the railroad
wharf and endangered the warehouse,
but was swamped by men In a row
boat in time to prevent setting fire to
the warehouse. AH of the men on
board were slightly burned.
T. R. Insists Fraudulent
Votes Not Binding.
GREAT CROWD ACCLAIMS HIM
National Committee Bitterly
Assailed at Rally.
AUDIENCE ROARS APPROVAL
Clamorous Indorsement of Propo
sal to Bolt ' Brings AVord From '
Roosevelt "If They Ask for
Sword They Shall Have It."
MEDF0RD HAY CROP BIG
Bumper Yield of 75,000 Tons Ex'
pec ted, Including Alfalfa.
MEDFORD, Or., June 17. (Special.)
Rogue River ranchers are harvesting
the largest crop of hay and alfalfa in
the history of this section. The un
precedented rainfall, together with the
last three weeks of sunshine, has
pushed all grains to the limit and ac
cording to local experts 73,000 tons
will be a conservative estimate.
Professor O'Gara, County Patholo
gist, has had photographs of wheat be
tween the rows 1 norchards standing
six feet high, hiding two and three
year old trees. The Increase in irri
gation will insure three crops of al
falfa in many districts where" two has
been the average before. The grain Is
said to be of an exceptionally fine qual
lty this year. With a bumper apple
crop assured ranchers In the vicinity
of Medf ord are. jubilant and a reign of
unparalleled prosperity is predicted
In the Fall. ,
AVIATRICE KILLED IN FALL
Sirs. Julia Clarke, of Denver, Dies
at Springfield, 111.
SPRINGFIELD: 111., June 17. Julia
Clarge, of Denver, an aviator, , was
killed in a practice flight early tonight
at the State Fair Grounds. The tip of
the wing of the biplane In which she
was flying struck the limb of a tree
in the center of the race track en
closure and the machine dashed to the
ground, turning turtle. .
Mrs. Clarke's skull was crashed. She
was taken to a hospital in an auto
mobile and died a few minutes after
The woman was unconscious from
the time the accident occurred until
the time of her death. Only a few
spectators saw the tragedy, as Mrs.
Clarke was making a practice flight
preparatory to the exhibition to be
given here next Friday and Saturday.
PREMIER TANG TO RETIRE
Chinese Official Says He Hag vLost
Confidence of Foreigners.
PEKING, June 17. Premier Tang
Shao Ti, who suddenlydeparted from
here for Tientsin on Saturday, without
giving any notification of hiB inten
tion to the members of the Cabinet to
day announced his intention pf retir
ing from office, giving as the reason
that .he had lost the confidence of the
Efforts are being made in" several
quarters to induce him to return. .
DEFECTIONS FROM TAFT
CLAIMED BY COLONEL.
Alabama: Four Taft men who were
seated by the National committee In
, Georgia: Clark Grler, J. H.
Bone, J. c. Stylos, j. Euen
Petenon and 6. S. MIncey.
Mlnlulppl: Charles Banki, W. P.
Locker, Perry W. Hottard, Daniel W.
Gary, and Wesley Crayan.
Missouri: No less than six, sad prob
ably ten 6f IS Taft delegates.
New Tork: Timothy Woodruff and
seven additional Kings' county dele
gates. New Mexico: H. B. Bursura, James
Cheveza, Bailey Murray and P. C.
South Carolina: Dr. J. P. Levy, W.
T. Anderson, Dr. J. E. Wilson, J, A.
Baxter, F. J. Young, V. S. Dixon, W.
D. Ramey and two others.
Louisiana: Seven Taft delegates.
Virginia: Nine Taft delegates.
. Tennessee: Ten Taft delegates.
Florida: Four Taft delegates. '
CHICAGO, June 17. On the eve of
the Republican convention, Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt- disclosed tonight
his line of attack. He laid down two '
He said the delegates whose selec
tion he contests must not vote in the
organization of the convention nor
on the settlement of the contest, and
made it clear that he would resist
He said no action on the convention
based on the votes of these "fraudulent
ly seated delegates would be binding
upon the Republican party."
Throne; Jams Building. - '
It was at the Roosevelt rally in the
Auditorium that the ex-President made
his challenge. He was facing a cheer
ing throng which Jammed the huge
building as tightly as the fire marshal
would permit Reaching to the last
line of seats, and to the top of the
topmost balcony were solid rows of men
and women; delegates from every part
of the country, Roosevelt leaders and
a host of privates in the Roosevelt
army. They gave the ex-President a
Colonel Roosevelt made a fighting
speech. His hearers were in a fighting
mood. They cheered him on as he de
nounced, his opponents, and shouted to
him "Go at them, Teddy," "Knock out
the steam roller," "Hit them again."
Thonaands ' at Doorways.
Long before Mr. Roosevelt reached
the Auditorium every seat was taken.
Outside the building were thousands
who were unable to gain admission.
Two hundred policemen held them
back. - '
Senator Borah made a speech while "
tho crowd sat waiting for Roosevelt;
His remarks were brought to an un- '
timely end by the arrival of Mr. Roose
velt It was nearly four minutes later
when the uproarious welcome sub
sided. The Colonel stood on the plat
form, waved his hands and smiled.
Colonel Roosevelt was Interrupted
often by storms of applause. He fre
quently departed from his prepared
speech- for an extemporaneous thrust
which brought the crowd to its feet.
houtlng and waving the flags which
were handed, to each person on enter
ing the ball.
I made my fight square and fair
in the open and I won," he said. "I .
don't intend that my opponents shall
cheat me out of It"
The Colonel gave a new definition of
the National committee.
National ' Committee Assailed.
The National committee," he ex
claimed "who are they? About 60 per
sons with the ratio of honesty ranging
from 14 to 20 and the remaining 30
sure thing men."
'Colonel Roosevelt began to call the
roll of some of his most prominent op- .
ponents. At the first name he men-
tloned, a groan came from the crowd.
With the next namo the groan be
came a roar.
To preserve peace the Colonel gave
up his roll call. He said his chief op
ponents on the National committee
were men who had been repudiated in
the'ir own states.
When Colonel Roosevelt said that
any action ; or tne - convention, II
brought about by the votes of the
delegates fraudulently seated, would
not be binding upon the party, there
came the wildest outburst of applause
of the evening. The crowd leaped up
ith a shout and refused to be quieted
despite the Colonel's attempt to con
"If they ask for the sword," said he,
(Concluded on Page ft.)
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