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VOL. LII- XO. 16,090.
PORTLAND, OREGON, . WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19. 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
New York Senator Has
558 Votes to 502 for
OREGON MAN WINS
JOHN H. M'NARY PICKED AS OXE
OF COXVEXTIOJT . AIDES.
EVERY .STEP IS CONTESTED
From Start Pre
BOTH SIDES CLAIM VICTORY
Compromisers Say Outcome Is
' "Dark Horse" Argument.
Western Delegate Is Named Assistant
to Secretary " Lafayette B
. '. Gleason at Chicago.
CHICAGO. June 18. Temporary or
flcials for the Republican National con
ventlon. named by the sub-committee
on arrangements. - Of which Colonel
Harry S. New, of Indiana, Is chairman
are as follows:
Chairman Kllhu Root. New York.
Secretary Lafayette B. Gleason, New
Assistant secretaries C. M. Harger,
Kansas; John L. Moorman, Indiana; A.
w White. North Carolina; George I
Hart, Virginia: John H. McNary. Ore
gon; a. u. Linasay, weorasaa; nurt
H. Bancroft, Illinois; John L. Adams,
Iowa; Percy E. Stoddard, New Hamp
shire; A. L. Dalryraple, New Jersey.
Sergeant-at-arms, William F. Stone,
Maryland; assistant sergeant-at-arms.
Edward P. Thayer, Indiana; chief door
keeper. ' John J. Hanson. Maryiana
chief usher. William B. Austin, Illinois
chief medical staff. Dr. George C. Hunt.
Illinois: parliamentarian. E. L. Lamson,
Ohio: official stenographer, M. W. Blu
menberg. District of Columbia.
Chief clerk L. G. ' Heckinger, New
Chaplains Rev. James F. Callaghan,
Chicago;' Dean Walter T. Sumner, ml
nols; Dr. Joseph 8tols, Illinois; Rev
John B. Shaw, Illinois: Dr. J. Wesley
Hill. New .York. .
Reading clerks William A. Walt,
Michigan: Otto Bossard, Wisconsin,
Thomas Williamson, Illinois.
Tally clerks Archibald G. Graham,
Indiana: Henry C. Woodhlll. Massa
GILL MAKES LIGHT GAINS
TENSE Defeated Seattle Candidate May Quit
Before Recount Is Finished.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 18. (Spe-
Convention Remarkable for Absence CiaL) With 87 precincts counAd today
. ... c I the net result in the Mayoralty re-
or irinuie to xuvoriMJ sous, , .k., , n . hna Mined
GVUUL IB Ilia I. ......... - -- o
eight votes on the 804 majority lead
Are Forgotten In More
Serious Work of Day..
of George F. Cotterill. This gain,
however, must be added to the 11 Uni
versity student votes credited to Cot
terill and thrown out .by the court by
mason of disouallncation of the voters.
CHICAGO, June 18. Again the! George F. Vanderveer, leading coun-
threata, charge and bitter inveotlve 8ei for Gill, under the instructions of
of the Roosevelt fbrces, t,he Taft sup- the court given yesterday, was com
porters In the Republican National polled to proceed today with the boxes
convention put through, today the first m numerical oruar. .u ...
portion of their programme by elect- showf ,,. marked chang4) ln lh.
ing Senator Root, ot New York, tern- result ,00n .he would be willing to
porary chairman. . ' abandon the contest.. He. intimated
In spite ot the fact that Victor Rose- 1 tnat a decision may be reached tomor-
water, chairman of the National com-1 r0w, as some -of the Gill compaign
managers wish to pursue the count un
til, certain boxes against whose con
tents charges have been - made are
reached and- opened. - .
mlttee, consistently ruled out of order
every motion made by the Roosevelt
forces, it required more than five hours
to reach a vote on the chairmanship.
The calling of the roll was beset
- ji.i.olil.. wm Vi fl I nam
of the list or delegates, out in tne ena. bUIH I to I UIIO 1-UOIIsU nUft
when the tumult had died away. Sen
ator Root was found to- nave won Dy Washinnton Delegates Refusn Com
a vote of S58 to 603 for Governor Mc
Govern. of Wisconsin, with 14 scat
tering votes and four not voting.
Both S.r TkH Will Wis. CHICAGO. June 18.
. . T-tt j nn.iit I testing Roosevelt
J .... i , .1 1. wu.w . . - .
forces are asserting that this rote in
dlcates that their candidate Is abso
lutely sure to win.
The advantage appears to be with
the President, however, for while he is
sure to lose some of the votes thai
were cast for Senator Root, It Is said
that be will gain. IP Instructions are
lived up to, some of the votes Idepen
dently cast for McGovern.
promise With La- Follette Men.
-( Special.) Con
Washington had a conference ' today
with La Follette leaders with a view
to getting the .support of La Follette
delegates in their fight for seats
the convention. La Follette people
were not deeply interested in seating
14 delegates pledged to Roosevelt, and
said so. They offered, however, to
help the Washington contestants if the!
latter would agree to split their dele-
SEEKERS FOR GORE
Promised Riot Is Only
One of Oratory.
BOLT IS PROBABLE OUTCOME
Samuel G. BIythe Predicts Two
TAFT FORCES DETERMINED
Fight Will Be Continued Before Cre
dentials Committee Test Vote
. Only - Partially Shows .--.
. ; Real Alignment. , .'
BY SAMCEL G. BLTTHK.
CHICAGO, June .18. (Special.1)
Much to the regret of some thousands'
of blood-thirsty spectators, there wasn't
a solitary homicide' at the first session
of the convention. Not a drop of bloqd
was spilled, except in the -case of a
Texas delegate who tried to bite the top
off a bottle of "beer and lacerated one
of his lips. Otherwise' all .was-non-
sanguinary as a pie social.
Early ln the proceedings it was clear
apparent the anti-Taft peopje had
changed their reported tactics and, in-
tead of murdering and otherwise mal
treating the Taft men, had decided on a
moj lingering, but just as effective
manner of disposing of them, which
was to talk them to death. -The Taft
men resented this to some extent and
talked back. "And. although some of
the .delegates grew groggy under, the
fierce verbal assault. - not one suc
cumbed, nor did any spectator get any
thing worse than a headache.
Leaders Distinctly . Courteous. -
Viewed as a gory spectacle, as an in
carnadined ' illustration of lengths to
hlcb earnest men will go to obtain the
rights and protect the plain people in
those Qualities guaranteed to them
nder the constitution and by. Mr. Fran
cis J. Heney, the first day's proceedings
were a distinct disappointment. ,.. - : .
Indeed, it was plainly apparent early
In the day that -Governor Hadley, the
(Concluded on Payt 7.)
CHIEF" MOVES ON POLITICAL
CHESSBOARD IN CHICAGO - .
," President ; Taft : wins the first
skirmish, in the political battle
, and is. entrenched behind breast
works of temporary organiza
tion. . . . N
Senator Root elected temporary '
chairman . by a vote of . 558 to .
603 . and ' makes N a ;. "keynote" '
speech.. '-.-.' -'
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Wisconsin delegation, in sensa
tional split over ' Governor ' Mc
Govern as the, Roosevelt' candi-
' date for temporary chairman, up
sets calculations in both camps.
Despite the open throwing of.
Roosevelt strength to - Governor '
McGovern, , of Wlscinson. a - La
Follette man, the Cummins fol
lowers remain doubtful.
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Taking oft the Oregon vote, the
delegates from thatState' being- -Instructed
for Roosevelt, at least
on first ballot,' Taft will still have.
' one more than necessary to nom
Strenuous efforts reported be-'
ing made' by. Roosevelt forces to.
secure over night the' shifts of
two votes.: -Equally " strenuous
wqrk . by the: Taft "diplomats,
much- perplexed by the unparlia
mentary language of rival forces
in a National convention.
.Belated caucuses held -by se-
eral state delegations. Only fric'-
tion developed within 'Kansas
delegation. when ex-Governor ,
Bailey and T. A. Crane. Taft del- '
egates, protested . the 'election - of .
William Allen White as National
committeeman. They were over
ruled, IS to i.
"Fighting Bill" Flinn. of Pitts
burg, matches his brawn and
- muscle against the almost whls-.
pering voice of Victor Rosewater
and loses In the Initial 'contest.
' ; -1 ' - m y
'. Kenry F.-Cochems, -who nomi- J,
nated McGovern for chairman, is
'sues a' statement resigning his
post as delegate from Wisconsin
and surrenders' his credentials to '
' his alternate. He says he quits
the La Follette camp because of !
the narrow,' selfish policy of La '
Follette. Cochems. who was . a
' famous football player nomlnat
" ed La Follette for the Presidency
four years ago.
Taft forces hold mass' meeting
on lake front with glee clubs and
bands, but no speeches.
' ' ,-'''.
Rumors of a projected bolt of
"several Illinois ' delegates from
Roosevelt to'. Taft were denied,
after careful investigation. Fifty '
of. the '58 are said- to bo "solidly
. with the Roosevelt programme.
THREE OF OREGON
VOTES FOR ROOT
IN'FAVOR OF TAFT
Men Instructed for T.R
WALL STREET. WAGERIXG EVEN"
OJT PRESJDEXT'S SOMIXATIOX.
I Roosevelfs Price Shifts From 7 to
10 to 5 to 1 0 Little Money
. Placed In 'New York.
END DEPENDS ON
HOW CONTESTS GO
M'CUSKER CASTS NO BALLOT
Bynon,, Campbell and Smith
,. Aid Taft Cause.
NEW- YORK, June 18. (Special.)
Betting odds In Wall street today
swung a little in favor of Taffs nom
ination. ' Yesterday 10 to 9 was of
fered that the President would not
be named as the Republican candi
date at Chicago and today even money
Was offered and asked
Roosevelt's chances were measured
yesterday by betting odds at 7 to 10,
while today 5 -to 10 represented Wall
street's willingness to secure bets on
the Colonel's nomination.
Not much money was wagered, but
there ' was a ' decided tendency among
WASHINGTON VOTES DECIDE the Roosevelt -following to demand
luiigut vuus uiaa me .i&it men were
willing to give.
Three weeks ago, after Roosevelt'
primary victory in New -Jersey, S to
was offered by the Colonel's backers
and oddSsOf as much as 3 to 1 were
While - there has ' been a marked
slump in the Roosevelt odds, those on
Taft have not correspondingly In
creased. A month ago after the Ohio
primaries the odds had stood 2 to
against his nomination, but last wee
they stood 5 to 4 in his favor. Yes
terday they were 10 to 9 against hlra
and now the betting is even.
No new freak bets were recorded
and none was registered making al
lowances for a Roosevelt bolt.
Texas arid Washington
Key to Situation.
STEAM ROLLER IS APPARENT
Roosevelt Blunders Tactically
; in Early Fight.
TAFT TOTAL ABOUT 550
Fourteen Delegates Give Root Xeces-
sary' Majority Carey Seconds
Nomination of McGovern and
'". Says , Instructions Binding.
BY-' HARRY J. BROWN.: '
CHICAGO, June 18. (Special.)
Notwithstanding that Oregon's 10 dele
gates to the Republican ' National con
vention are instructed t to ' .vote for
Roosevelt for President, and each dele
gate-Intends to carry out his instruc
tions in this regard, three of these dele
gates today voted for the Taft candi
date ' for 'temporary chairman- and one
withheld his vote. . The vote of the Ore
gon delegation was cast as follows:
For McGovern," Charles W. Ackerson,
Daniel Boyd,' Charles H.' CareV. 'Henry
W. Coe. D.' D.' Hall, A.' V.: Swift. ' For
Senator Root, Fred S.. Bynpn, Homer C.
Campbell, J. . N. Smith. Not voting,
Thomas McCusker. . . . .,' '
Carey Seconds Nomination."
Prior to the. rollcall ,and after the
nominations had been made, . Delegate
Carey, pf Oregon, was recognized, as
cended the platform and ln a brief
speech seconded the nomination of Mc
Govern. He explained briefly the con
anions under which he was chosen i
delegate and the nature of the instruc
tions which were given him ' by the
voters of Oregon. Judge Carey told the
convention that in his opinion, properly
to carry out both- the letter and spirit
of those instructions he thought it In
cumbent upon him not only to vote for
the-, nomination of -Roosevelt.;- but. to
support .' the Roosevelt programme
throughout.' including the selection of
ICE AIDS. NECKLACE THIEF
,(Cpncluded on Page .7-)
TAFT STALWART, CHOSEN TEMP ORARY CHAIRMAN OF CONVENTION.
Those leaders who have been urging Rations, giving La Follette seven votes
a compromise canaiaate ever - since
they arrived In Chicago are pointing
to another angle In the figures and say
' they show that it is essential to name a
so-called "dark - horse" to . save the
day for the Republican party. .
Fight Will Be Renewed Today.
While Mr. Root was made chairman
and managed to deliver his "keynote"
speech, the fighting la to be renewed
out of. 14 If the contestants should be
This proposition was more than the
Washington men could swallow. Four I
were willing to dicker on this basis.
buC only four, so the deal was de
clared off. Washington contesting
delegates are fast losing hope and see
little chance of being seated ln view
of today's line-up.
11 o'clock tomorrow morning, when
the motion of the Roosevelt leaders to I CORAH PRflPHfcS ES R GHT
w list of delegates for 'w""-' '
substitute a new lint of delegates for
those seated in some of the contested
cases heard before the National com
mlttee Is to be taken up as the unfln
ished business. o committees were
named tonight and none will be until
this motion to "purge"1 the convention
of "fraudulent delegates" is disposed
of. Today it was defeated on a point
of order, but the Roosevelt forces as
sert that parliamentary practice will
not be permitted to stand ln their way
The Roosevelt people and the Taft
people carried Out almost to the letter
their programmes as announced in ad
vance. The Roosevelt people say to
night they are going to fight every
inch of the way.
Bolt Regarded as Distant.
Cries of "bolters" were hurled at
the Roosevelt delegates at times in the
McGovern Swings Votes as Predict
ed hy Idaho Senator.
CHICAGO. June 18. (Special.) It
was demonstrated by roll call in- the
National convention today that Sen
ator Borah was correct in his as
sumption that McGovern, of Wisconsin,
Roosevelt candidate for temporary
chairman, would be able to command
the support of La Follette delegates
who would not vote for the Idaho man.
McGovern today bad the support of
12 La Follette delegates from Wiscon
sin and nine from North Dakota. They
were secured only, after a bitter con
ference among La follette men last I
night and this morning. When (olonel
Roosevelt was pressing him to make
right lor temporary cnairmansnip.
session, but the contingency of a bolt Borah insisted that a La Follette man
tonight seemed to be far distant. I from Wisconsin would prove stronger I
camornia assumed a belligerent at- than himself and his judgment has
itude almost with the start of the roll been sustained.
call, when the two Raosevelt delegates I
from the Fourth District, unseated by
the National committee, were not al
lowed to vote. ' Protests were col
fined to eloquence. -The two votes for
Root were the only encroachment in
that state upon the vote cast fo- Mc
Govern. Pennsylvania made even, a
fiercer protest against tie vote of an
There Is prospect, however, of .
more bitter struggle tomorrow, when
the convention will take up as un
finished business a motion ot Governor
Hadley. of Missouri, to strike from
the temporary roll of the convention,
as prepared by the National commit
tee, the names of i delegates seated
by the National committee In eon
tested delegation cases and to sub-
PARKER MAY BE CHAIRMAN
(Concluded on Pare .
Democratic Friends of Governor
Burke Start "Dark Horse" Boom.-
BALTIMORE. June 18. It was said
here. tonight that Alton B. Parker was!
a likely candidate for the temporary!
chairmanship of the Democratic " Xa-
tlonal convention, with Representative I
James, of Kentucky, next strongest.
Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, and Rep
resentative Mitchell Palmer,, of Penn
sylvania, will second the nomination of
Woodrow , Wilson, it was announced.
while friends of Governor Burke, ol
North Dakota, started a "dark horse"
boom for him .
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Robber ' Drops Cold Piece Dow
Woiuan' Neck, Then Lifts Chain.
Whiles Mrs. Cleo Pugh, of -Spokane,
was wriggling and clutching at a piece
ofcice which someone had dropped down
the -back, of her dress at Ashland on
the ' depot platform, a fellow-travele
lifted from her neck a diamond-studded
silver necklace valued at several nun
dred dollars and safely made a get
away. Suspecting one of the persons
who took the train to Portland with
ber, she informed the Portland police,
but they were unable to find the sus
peat. . ,
Mrs. Pugh, who gave her address as
the Hotel Spokane, was traveling from
Fresno to -Spokane,, and at Ashland,
with others in the party, alighted from
the train. j . .. .
While walking about the platform,
person who Is thought to have been the
thief of the necklace, got ice from an
icercooler',. broke off a fragment of It
and when Mrs. Pugh was not looking
slipped the ice down the back of, her
dress, meanwhile making away with
,Mrs. Pugh described the necklace as
being of silver, with a silver leaf pend
ant, set with seven diamonds and two
pearls. ' After staying in Portland
day, she left for Spokane yesterday.
OFFICIAL CUTS "RED TAPE"
ValIa Walla Hitching Posts Re
moved Before Daylight.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., June 18.
(Special.) Rising at dawn and taking
with, him H. C. Gibson, a blacksmith,
George Struthers, street commis
sioner, made an early morning attack
I'vn.the hitching posts ln the business
section and by the time the business
men arrived there were not any posts.
The posts had been transferred to the
back of an automobile which was fillea
The Commissioners recently ordered
out hitching posts in a certain district
and - yesterday they were to be re
moved. Some dealers did not act, pre
ferring to test the case. To eliminate
what he termed "legal red tape" Com
t missioner Struthers acted before in
junction proceedings were started. He-
I declared he would not send anyone to
do what .he would not do himself, so he
accompanied the blacksmith on his
This Is Substantial Majority Over
Colonel in Present Membership
of Convention Bolt Not
(WHITMAN - FAVORS FRATS
"Strings" Attached to Approval of
, Greek Letter Societies.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. June 18,-r-
(SpeciaL) Greek letter societies will
be permitted to enter Whitman College,
the Board of Overseers voting today
Iln favor of frats. Sororities will also
be allowed, but no sorority houses may
The .trustees adopted rules govern
ing the frats. No houses may be
erected -off the campus or on ground
other than that owned by the college.
Houses outside the college grounds
may be leased for two years. No man
may be pledged until he has been
I at Whitman one semester and he must
I have a standing of 75 per cent in his
studies. - None below the sophomore
year can live at the house. - The faculty
reserves the right to. take students
from -the house if it desires.
There are two men's clubs and two
I women's clubs at the college which are
affected. i .
NOTED AUTHOR DIVORCED
Wife of Richard Harding Davis Wins
Decree; No Alimony.
CHICAGO. June 18. Superior Judge
McDonald signed a decree today grant
ing a divorce to Mrs. Cecil Clark Davis,
wife of Richard Harding Davis, the
author. No provision for alimony was
made ln the decree.
Mrs. Davis testified that her .hus
band left her because he cared for an-
I other woman
CHTCAGO. June 18. (Editorial Cor
respondence.) The Taft strength on
paper materialized in an aggressive and
triumphant Taft majority in action In
the National Republican convention to
day. -The vote for Root was substan
tially the vote for Taft. The vote for
McGovern was the Roosevelt total, plus
the Cummins ten aTid a -few of the La
The steam roller did it. It plowed
heavily over the mangled bodies of tho
protesting Roosevelt delegates and in
cidentally flattened out the stray La
Follette and Cummins followers who
got in its way. It would be too much
to say that .it was scientifically and
skillfully engineered. It would be
nearly accurate to say that it was vso
unwieldy and ponderous that the organ
ized effort to withstand Its heavy prog
ress did not have the slightest result.
The convention for a .while today was
a seething sea of uproar and disorder.
No one hundred men, no five hundred.
could make much impression upon tho
great moving, shouting, impatient, tu
multuous mass of humanity. Governor
Hadley, of Missouri, a fine speaker and
a popular figure,' tried it, .and failed.
Ex-Governor Fort, of New Jersey,
joined the fray and was uproariously
laughed at for a slight lapse of speech.
Warning's Are Hardly Heard.
Francis Heney sought to warn the'
delegates to desist from their wicked
practices and was hardly heard in the
continuous manifestations of deafening
disrespect. "Boss" Flinn objected ve
hemently and angrily and the crowd
wondered what he was trying to say.
Governor Johnson shook his mighty fist
In the faces of the smiling thousands, .
and got no further than the others.
The Taft speakers, indeed, were re
ceived no more cordially, for the crowd
seemed to think tho whole contest a
species of mock warfare.
James E. Watson, the floor leader for
the Taft side, had certainly the better
of Hadley in the argument over the '
parliamentary questions raised, prob
ably because Watson.' long the Repub
lican whip of the House at Washing
ton, is thoroughly at home in such de
bates. Hut why, oh why, did the Taft
managers put forward Sereno K.
Payne, joint author with Aldrich of an
odious tariff bill and surviving relic
of dlscredfted reactionism, to speak
Nothing more tactless could have ,
been done. , Yet, all in all, the disor
derly behavior of the crowd aided the
Taft cause, for every note of protest
and defiance uttered by the Roosevelt
group wax merely a small contribution
to the general inharmony of the whole
Selcellon titveii Tvti Advantage.
The convention moved along, some
how, of its own mighty momentum and
after six hours of ineffective oratory
and paSnsiaking and methodical roll
calling, -evolved Root as the temporary
The significance of Mr. Root's elec
tion is that the Taft forces have un
doubtedly a decided advantage in the
preliminary skirmishing. It is like
wise plain that the Roosevelt man
agers made a gross tactical error in
precipitating the Presidential issue at
the beginning. It was a peremptory
demand upon the National committee
to stand and deliver the National con
vention to them, disregarding all pre
vious practice and ignoring the plain
est tests of Darty rule. There is a:t v
appointed time and method for every
convention to look into the integrity
of its own membership and that i
through its -credentials committee, if
the temporary rollcall recommended by
the Roosevelt management had beta
substituted by this convention for the
temporary rollcall recommended oy ti.e
National committee, the subsequent
procedure would necessarily have
been precisely the same. The only
reason for the change would have bee.i
that the convention, or gentlemen oc-'
cupylng seats and claiming to be dele
gates, preferred to accept delegates
designated by Colonel Roosevelt to
delegates accredited by its own party
machinery through the National com
mittee. Colonel at Disadvantage.
These reflections are made here not
to say that the convention ought or
ought not to have done as Colonel
Roosevelt desired, and Insisted that his
charges of fraud are true or not true,
but to point out Jhe difficulties of his
own position in making this unprece
dented demand. He was at a great dls- .
advantage because he sought to storm ,
the entrenched ramparts of ancient
party custom amd, mainly for that rea
son, he failed.
The Roosevelt strategy mo-ed as If
It had been devised and dictated by
tConcluded on rage 8.)
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