THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 19. 1912. VICTORY THEIRS BOTH SIDES SAY SNAPSHOTS TAKEN AT CHICAGO OF REPUBLICAN CONVENTION NOTABLE S.- Taft Lacks 4 of Enough When 22 Instructed for T. R. Are Eliminated, Says Dixon. " M'KINLEY CONFIDENT, TOO Full Strength Not Tet Shown, Says Barnes Colonel Counts on Gain ' ' ing Totes in Oregon, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. BOW THE STATES VOTED FOR TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN. Alabama Arizona . Arkansas California Root McGovern JJ I Colorado .............. 12 Delaware ............. t Connecticut 14 Florida II Georgia 31 Idano ................. .. Illinois Indiana 20 . Kansas 2 Iowa 16 ' Kentucky 23 -Louisiana 29 Maine Maryland 8 Massachusetts ......... 1H Michigan It -Minnesota ............ .. Mississippi 16 Missouri .............. 1ft Montana a Nebraska .. -Nevada . New Hampshire 8 New Jersey .. New Mexico 4 - New York 7 North Carolina 3 .' "North lakota Ohio 14 Oklahoma 4 Orea-on S Pennsylvania 12 South Carolina 11 South Dakota Khods Island 10 Tennessee 23 Texas 31 l-tah. 7 Vermont Virginia 22 . Washington 14 West Virginia "Wisconsin -Wjromlns; ( 'Alaska 2 District of Columbia. . . t Hawaii "Philippines 2 . Porto Rico 2 Totala 558 1 24 a 4 10 18 10 X 12 8 II 10 24 4 20 Jl 2 13 21 14 16 ( 4 7 10 "i i i 13 to: One absent. Kouser received one vote from 'Texas and two from Wisconsin, three In all: Louder, nine from Wisconsin. ' and Gronna. one from Wisconsin. Root and McGovern did not vote. Total absent and not voting, fi. CHICAGO. June IS. "We have them whipped." said Senator Dixon, mana ger of the Roosevelt campaign, after I the convention had elected Senator I Root temporary chairman. "The vote j this afternoon proves It. It demon-1 strates beyond a doubt the impossibil ity of Taft's nomination." The Senator did not appear at all disappointed. He insisted that events of the next few Important days would tell a different story. It takes 540 votes to nominate. the Senator said. "Mr. Root for temporary chairman received 658 votes. In this vote were Included seven votes from Illinois instructed In the primary for Mr. Roosevelt, and these delegates have I announced their Intention to carry out I their instructions. Twenty-two More Votes Claimed. Senator Dixon claimed for Roosevelt 23 votes cast today for Senator Root, which are Instructed for Roosevelt, and expressed confidence that the creden tials committee of the convention would throw out some of the contested delegates seated by the National com mittee. "In Maryland, where the entire dele ctation of 1 were Instructed for Roose velt in the primary, eight delegates voted today for Mr. Root for tempor ary chairman." the Senator Insisted. "In Oregon where the entire 10 votes are instructed for Roosevelt, three delegates voted today for Root. In Pennsylvania four delegates Instructed in the primaries for Roosevelt voted for Root, feeling that tha primary in structions did not bind them in the matter of temporary chairman. This makes a total of 23 delegates from the primary states who have openly an nounced that they will vote for Mr. Roosevelt. ' Taft Four Short Says Dixon. "These 23 votes, deducted from the 568 TARIFF IS IN TALK KEYNOTE BY ROOT Temporary Chairman Declares Republican Policies Demand America's Indorsement. COMMISSION IDEA UPHELD Democratic Party Held to Menace Country With Non-Protection Bill Despite Efforts of Taft to Have Xon-Partlsan Regulation. Upper Bow 4 Left), Brace Deasls. State Chairman for Oregon; Henry Waldo Cor, Ormaby McHargi (Right), James Watson, of Indiana Middle Row (Left), H. L. Anderson, of Florida, and Charles A. Scott, of Alabama (Left Cen ter), Senator Borah) (Right Center), A. M. Stevenson, of Colorado) (Right), Lafe Gleason. of New York Below (Left), William D. Hayward, Secretary National Committee, and Charles D. Utiles, Secretary to the President; (Ceater), W. B. A as tin, President ot Hamilton Club. New York; (Right), Ex-Senator Lafe Yonng, of lows. dent Taft's renomlnatlon. always cer tain, la made positive by the develop ments of the first day of tha conven tion." Tart WW Be Stronger, Says Barnes. Mr. Barnes had this to say: . . "The result of the convention is con clusive proof of two things, first, that this convention is in no sense a Roose velt convention, and secondly, that the vote that was given for Mr. McGovern exceeds by a large number of votes the Roosevelt strength in the convention. "Mr. Taft's full strength in this con ventlon is not represented by the vote for Senator Root because in my Judg ment Taft's vote will exceed that given the temporary chairman. "I regret that a few delegates in the State of New York have failed to com prehend their patriotic . duty and through the lure of possible political resent." yotes cast for Mr. Root leave only 636 backbone of the Republican constitu- votes ior a art. oeing iour snort or a ancles which thev were elected to ren majority. sesiaes tnese instructed ttoosevelt delegates from the primary states there are delegates from at least 4'ix other states who voted for Mr. Root who are avowed Roosevelt delegates nd who will vote for his nomination. , "These figures take no account of the fact that tomorrow morning the Cases of delegates fraudulently seated r the National committee from Cali fornia. Washington, Arizona, Texas, Alabama. Kentucky, Indiana and other States, aggregating upwards of 76 dele gates, will be presented by us to a new court In the shape of a ceredenttals eommittee that must be paaaed on by the convention itself." Wisconsin Spilt Dtsrnrbs. THREE STATES GROUPED OREGON, WASHINGTON, IDAHO DELEGATES TOGETHER. The action of the Wisconsin delega- I tion In splitting on the temporary chairmanship waa regarded as ominous I Binger Hermann Arrives In Chicago and Seeks Vainly to Find Hotel Accommodations. CHICAGO. June 18 (Special.) Ore- by some of the Roosevelt leaders. Some gon. Washington and Idaho delegations of the delegates are said to be eonsid erably aroused because Senator La Fol lette urged the delegation to take no active action on the temporary organ ization. to tha Republican National Convention ware assigned seats in a group to the rear left side of the center aisle in the convention hall today. The Oregon del- , Tha Taft bureau countered on the I egatea are in next to the last row. Idaho Roosevelt men with two statements, one from Director McKinley and tha o.her from William Barnes. Jr. Mr. McKinley's pronouncement follows: "President Taft demonstrated today his absolute control of the National Re publican convention. His candidate for tha position of temporary chairman. oenator Boot, waa elected to that posi tion by an ample majority, the vote disclosing the weakness of the Roose velt faction. . It. Admits Weakness. Says McKinley. "Mr. Roosevelt asknowledged his Immediately in front of them and Washington just ahead of Idaho. Binger Hermann, of Oregon, arrived from Washington this morning to look over the Republican National Conven tion. When last seen he was footing; it from hotel to hotel, suitcase in hand, seeking vainly for accommodations. M. A. Miller, Democratie National committeeman from Oregon, also Is In Chicago to look on at the Republican convention, but will leave the latter own lack of strength by declining to I part of the week for Baltimore in time place before the convention a candidate I to attend tne democratic convention for temporary chairman. His managers i... r VY, v. . v rr. Eliot Gets Another Degree, date of Senator La Follette. but the I combination was repudiated. Mr. Root's The degree of doctor of laws has splendid victory assures the nomina- been conferred upon Dr. Thomas L. tion of President Taft. Eliot, pastor emeritus of the First "The full limit of the Roosevelt Unitarian Church, of this city, by strength has now been polled and Mr. Washington University, of St. Louis, Roosevelt still lacks 70 or mora votes according to a message received laat of tha necessary majority. Every ef- night. Dr. Eliot left here 18 days ago fort will be made to delay the consid- to deliver the principal address at eratlon of all questions in the hope that the 60th annual commencement, exer opportunlty will be given to maka fur- clses of the university. He wss a ther Inroads Into the column of Taft member of the first graduating class pledged and Instructed delegates. Their and the son of the first president of methods will prove futile in the future the university. He already holds the as they have In the past. The defeat degree of bachelor of arts from that which they sustained today Is the be- Institution and doctor of divinity from srinniBc of their disastrous end. Presl- Harvard University. COLONEL SAYS LITTLE 'I AM A BETTER WARRIOR THAU PROPHET," HE SATS. Receiver to Ear, Candidate Stays In Room, ' Directing Convention Battle Over Telephone. CHICAGO, June 18. 'Tm a better warrior than a prophet," said Colonel Roosevelt when he was asked his opinion of the outcome of the conven tion. That was all he would say to night. Mr. Roosevelt directed his own bat tle in the convention hall over a tele phone wire. Hidden away in a room' in"tils hotel, he spent most of the time with a receiver at his ear, listening to reports of his lieutenants and Issuing orders in person. He was seen only once or twice during the day, as he hurried through the corridors. When the convention had adjourned the Roosevelt leaders began a series of conferences with their chief, which extended late into the night. Colonel Roosevelt's associates predicted confi dently that the fight would be won, although they guarded carefully the plans for tomorrow which were framed at tonight's conferences. At o'clock tonight the corridors and lobby of the hotel where are the Roosevelt headquarters were filled with a solid, struggling mass of men and women. Police reserves were rushed .to the place, but tbey could do little to move the crowd. ' Orators Prophesy Victory. In the hall of the Roosevelt com mittee the crowd waa kept in lively spirits with a band concert, Impromptu oratora who prophesied victory with out a doubt and a quartet which sang amid great cheers a song entitled "Steam Roller Bill." When the crush became so great as to be perilous, the hall was cleared. and then began a secret caucus of the Roosevelt delegates and alternates. colonel Roosevelt fought his wuy I , , ' mn mmnata, with foreign shipping. CHICAGO, June 18. (Special.) Sen ator Root, in his address delivered up on assuming, the gavel in the Republl can National convention, said, In part "Gentlemen of the convention. The struggle for leadership In the Republl can party, which has so long engrossed the attention and excited the reelings of Its members, Is about to be deter mined by the selection of a "candidate. The varying claims of opinion for rec ognition in the political creed of the party are about to be settled by the adoDtion of a platform. "The supreme council of the party In this great National convention, repre sentlng "every state and territory In due proportion, according to rules long since established, is about to appeal to the American people for the con' tlnuance of government which it has received with but brief Interruptions for more than half a century. Coherence In Requisite. "Without organized parties having qualities of coherence and loyalty free popular government becomes a con fused conflict between a vast multi tude of individual ODlnlons. indivldu al interests. Individual attractions and Impulsions. "We claim that we are ent'tled to popular vote of confidence at the com ins: election because we have demon etrated that we are the party of af firmative, constructive policies for the betterment and progress of our coun try in all the fields upon which the activity and influence of government can rightly enter. We claim it because we have shown ourselves a party of honest, efficient and economical ad ministration in which public monies are faithfully noDlied. appointments are made on erounds of merit, efficient service is rigorously exacted, graft is reduced to a minimum, derelictions from official duty are sternly punished, and a high standard of official moral ity is maintained. "We challenge the Judgment of Amer ica on the policies of McKinley and Roosevelt and Taft. Tariff Policy Indorsed. "The Republican party stands now, as McKinley stood, for a protective tariff, while the Democratic party stands against the principle of pro tection and for a tariff of revenue only. We stand not for the abuses of the tariff, but for the beneficent uses. No tariff can be revised so moderate, so reasonable, that It will not be re jected by the Democratic party, pro vided lt duties be adjusted with ref erence to labor cost so as to protect American products against being driven out of the market by foreign underselling made possible through the lower rote of wages in otner couniriea. The American foreign merchant serv ice has been driven, from the- face of the waters because the wages of the American - sailors, and the American combinations in violation of the Sher man act has gone ahead with extraor dinary vigor and success. The newly created Bureau of Mines and the newly autnorlzed Children's Bureau mark the limit to which the National Government can go towards Improving the conditions of intra state labor without usurping the pow ers of the states. The pure food law has beet enforced with vigor and ef fectiveness. More than SO shipments of adulterated "and misbranded foods and drugs have been condemned and enormous quantities of injurious food material have been destroyed. "The conservation of natural re sources has been In the hands of its. friends. The process of examining, and separating timber and agricul-. tural land In the great forest reserves established at the close of the lust Ad ministration has proceeded under the present Administration In accordance with the original plan. Classification and appraisal of coal lands and their ' restoration to entry at discriminating pricea has been extended to over 16.- uoo.ootf, oi a total value of over J711--000.000." . i ".. through the struggling, cheering throng as though he enjoyed the tussle and finally escaped through a doorway Into the council chamber, In which Senator Dixon, Governor Hadley, Gov ernor Stubbs, Senator Borah ' and others of his leaders were awaiting him. I have, said that we do not stano for the abuses of the tariff. The chief cause of abuse has been tnat we nave outgrown our old method of tariff making. Our productive industries have become too vast and complicated, ri onmmnrrla.1 relations too extensive, for any committee of Congress of itself FY.FFSTIVAI kflMft IC UriCT to -ret st the facts to which the prin ' . ciple of protection may be properly Fred Krlbs Entertains Float Partici- aPPllea- - I . Tariff Board Plan Favored. pants at Banquet. '"The Republican party proposed to remedv this defective method through Fred A. Kribs, King of the reoent having the facts ascertained by an im- Rose Festival, gave a banquet in the partial commission througn tnorougn Multnomah Hotel last night to 100 of those who participated in the electrical parade floats and who helped to make the festival a success. The decorations were roses. Music was furnished by the hotel orchestra. aclentlflo Investigation, so that ih. President and Congress shall have the basis for the just application of the principle of protection. The Republican Congress Included in the Payne-Aldrlch bill Mr Vriha nrosiHsA ' mas tho f.m.t clause under which the President had and commended his former subjects for authority to appoint such a board to the. faithful performance of their du ties. W. C. Bristol. George I Hutchin. Mrs. Hutchin and Ralph W. Hoyt were other speakers. "Kid" Irish Can't Keep Date. "Kid" Irish, the Portland 116-pound I schedule: PRE-CON VENTION SIDELIGHTS CHICAGO, June 18. (Special.) second band swung along blaring outlthe convention. Ivory weighs 827 I William Jennings Bryan's seat in "Yale-la-boola," the battlesong of Old I pounds and when fully unwrapped A - .. . . r . ,.IE1L President Talfs alma mater. - i measur the reporters' box is number IS U President Taft's alma mater. M which fact was loudly announced by an usher. Mr. Bryan smiled broadly and remarked that Colonel Roose velt's headauarters are on the 13th floor of the Congress and bis man ager's room is number 1313. TSTERIOUS speculators were of fering convention tickets today at from 120 to S50. Tickets for the full convention term are quoted by the firm at $150 to $200. The police made no attempt to put the concern out of business. 1TJST after the Coliseum was opened i3 an immense gray cat strolled upon the platform and was enjoying the scene placidly until Sergeant-at-Arms 'Bill Stone accldently stepped on ner (or his) tall. It kept Colonel Bill busy several seconds mollifying the of fended feline. ERMIT Roosevelt is among those I I present wearing a badge proclaim ing blm an assistant aergeant-at-arma. He la wearing his brand new mus tache, of the baseball variety nine on a aide, rie submits to tne pno- tograpber tamely but refuses to talk politics. HE rule against smoking in the convention was abrogated shortly after the delegates ' were seated and waa greeted by a mighty roar of ap proval and the flare of thousands of matches. PERSONS who believe In omens may speculate upon what the bands played when Colonel Roosevelt ar rived. The first band whanged out Hail, Hail: the gang's all here." which seemed appropriate enough, until the iT'EE chairman of the convention is X using the same table employed four years ago. It Is black mahogany and bears a brass plate engraved as follows: "This table was used by the chairman of the Republican National convention of 1908, when William H. Taft was nominated for President." WHEN ex-Senator Nathan B. Soot reached town, he called a stenog rapher and wrote a lengthy, blistering letter to Governor Glasscock, of West Virginia, chiding him for ingratitude. When be read it through, however, he tore it up and threw It in the waste basket. "If Glasscock Is as strong for Roose velt as he pretends to be, said tne ex Senator, "he would not understand it. therefore . what's the use." taking many a fall out of political pride these days. Dignified Senators and other personages who think their faces are familiar to every citizen of the United States, are required to Identify themselves every time they apply for mail. Pomposity wilts rapid ly in front of the mall windows. VICTOR ROSE WATER today re ceived a mysterious package from Omaha that resembled dynamite. Great care was used in opening it, exposing a letter of great length and virulence. After Rosewater bad read it he threw it in the wastebasket and sighed deeply. 'It was dynamite, all right, all right. he said. - . - ' IVORY JONES, whose skin is just the opposite of the sallow creaminess of ivory, is conceded the distinction of being the largest man, at least physi cally, who is an accredited delegate to make such .investigations and report the results to him. The President ap pointed the board. "Ita members are drawn from both political parties. Their competency, Integrity and fairness is unquestioned. "They have reported upon tne woolen harlula: thev have, reported on the wrestler, visited The Oregontan office cotton schedule. The President has last night to report that he would be transmitted their findings to Congress, unable to fulfill a wrestling engage- The Democratic House of Representa ment with Jimmy Rivers at Los An- tives ignores and repudiates them. In geles July 4. Irish, broke a bone in his January. 1911. the last Republican left hand and was unable to leave last House of Representatives passed a bill night. I to create a tariff commission with much broader and more effective pow ers for compelling the attendance of witnesses and ' securing information, charged to report its findings to ths Congress. The bill passed the Senate with some amendment, but it was de layed there by an avowed Democratic filibuster until it reached the House so late In the session that a vote was prevented by another Democratic fili buster in the House. iNow the House is Democratic and the bill is dead. Democrats Want No Protection, "The Democratic party does not want the facts upon which a Just measure can be framed, because they mean that there shall be no protection for Amer- vention is Mr. Zera Snow, of Port. I lean Industries. In the last Besslon land. Or., whose presence and monicker nd ln the Prf M'on f Congress k. ,.. ., the Democratic House has framed and wus mSch cor!v newspaper paMed a ,erle8 of tarltt bills for reve- nue only, witn complete .naiixerenca 10 F sailors omens be true there 1. serious times ahead for the good ship Can industrials. Some of them have of the Republican " party. A terror- fallen by the wayside in the Senate stricken mouse raced wildly from under and some of them have gone to the platform ln the Coliseum today, darted President, to meet his wise and cour- across the wide floor and paus.vd on ageous veto. the threshhold of the buildinar. it "The American people now have to stopped, turned, lifted itself to ita hind Pu not upon the abuses or the tariff, legs and looked long at the prepara- Du' "u l"" ..uu" t,Z-tr Z Tlnna riAlns- mnnn Tne thft .nAn.tn I is ecu mo fc " " ,j..u . . uiua measures six feet nine Inches. He halls from Des Moines, Iowa. After Ivory had expressed himself in favor of Senator Cummins, Paul Williams, also from Iowa, chose to remark: "Which shows that this Ivory business does not extend to his bead." a a JTfMONG those not present this con- Postal Savings Party Monument. - Declaring that great reforms havs been made in the economy of the pub lic service,". Senator Root cited the commission which has examined Into the efficiency of Government bureaus and also called attention to the postal savings system, with 7500 offices and 811,000,000 in savings and the increased efficiency of the Army and Navy. The regular programme of two aew battleships annually, he said, had been thwarted for the time by "the refusal of the Democratic House of Represent atives .to appropriate any money" for that purpose. The Panama Canal, he said, would be substantially completed within the coming year, and he urged that "the honors of that greater than Roman triumph" be given to "the men whe executed the great design." In the achievements of diplomacy he mentioned the fur seal treaty with Great Britain, Japan and Russia, the settlement of the northeastern fisheries controversy through The Hague tri bunal and the readjustment of tariff relations through the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill. '. . ... "Foreign exports have grown from 81,491,000,000 in 1905 to 82,013.000.000 in 1911 and the balance ot trade In our favor for 1911 was 8522,000,000,". declared Mr. Root. Party Rests on Ita Record. With this record of consistent pol icy and falthfnl service, the Repub lican party can rest with confidence on Its titlo to command the approval of the American people. We -have a right te say that we can be trusted to .pre serve and maintain the American sytr tem of free representative government handed down by our fathers. "We will maintain the power and honor of the Nation, but will observe those limitations which the. Constitu tion sets up for the preservation of local self-government. This country Is so large and the conditions of life are so varied that It would be Intolerable to have the local and domestic affairs of our home communities, which In volve no National rights, controlled b' majorities in other states thousands ot miles away or by the officials . of a central government." ' Senator Root argued for "those con stitutional limitations which proscribe the boundury of official power. Destruction of Liberty Menace. However wise, however able,' how ever patriotic a Congress or an execu tive may be." he said, "however con vinced they may be that the doing a particular thing would be beneficial to the public, if that thing be. done by usurpating the powers confided to an other department or another officer. It but opens the door for the destruction of liberty. We will make and vigorously en force laws for the protection of public Interests and the attainment of pub lic ends, but we will observe thosj great rulei of right conduct whl.-.h our fathers embodied ln tha limitations of the Constitution. 'The. Republican" party, will uphold at all times the authority. -and integ rity of the courts, state and Federal.. and will ever Insist that- their powers to enforce their process and to protect life, liberty and -prosperity shall, be", preserved Inviolate." END DEPENDS ON CONTESTS (Continued Prom First Page.) Then it dropped to its feet and, never turning again, fled madly down the street. a "fHERE is an elevator man at the ing."' Elsvstle Currency Sought. The National currency Is fco longer adapted to our changed conditions. For the solution or tnis question tne Ke- Congress Hotel who is so strong I nubllcan party established a monetary for Roosevelt that he' cannot remem- commission, which has reported a bill bar the floor number of the Taft head- for the e"tabllSmfIr,t.1f n"Whfyh Vk ..r.T. TX. . .. . " J""""' - - currency will be elastic; the people at said one of the today. Taft headquarters. men. I beg your pardon," said the ele vator man. "Come again." "The Taft headquarters," repeated the spokesman. Are they ln this hotel?" aaked the man at the lever. : "Inquire at the office." He took the party np to the roof. I srreatlv enlarged and their control over broucrht them down asraln and mnt milMarf imt.s and rAilrnnrl MrvlpA Uhem to the office and then took them made more effective. Railroad re- up to floor A, the first floor up. I bates have been vigorously prosecuted "111 . try and remember that," he I and the imposition ot large Ones has said apologetically, "some one else I ended the practice. might inquire." I "The prosecution of the interests and large will exercise control instead of a little group, or targe cankers ana tne dangers of panic win disappear. The President has recommended the con clusions of the committee to the Con gress, where the proposed bill is un der consideration. "Upon the recommendation of the President the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission . have been sudden impulse. The Roosevelt force had failed heretofore to make any sort of alliance In the combination with the La Follette followers. They had re peatedly asked the La Follette men to designate a coalition candidate for temporary chairman,, but La Follette refused. He stood aloof, for It seemed to him that the necessities of his po sition as a possible compromise can didate required absolute independence. Besides, -if he gave the Roosevelt men the convention, Roosevelt . would be nominated. La Follette does not desire Roosevelt to be nominated.. He wants La Follette nominated. As late as this morning, the Wisconsin, delegation de cided by a majority vote to put up no candidate for the chairmanship, but the minority concluded to go ahead any way, and proposed Governor McGov ern. . That this scheme, ..was fostered by, the Roosevelt managers.- and ar ranged through them," is hardly to be doubted. The Roosevelt Idea was that the La Follette men would be forced to stand McGovern. But they were not absolutely correct. The Wisconsin del-: egates split squarely ln two on the question, though other La Follette men generally voted for McGovern. - Evi dently McGovern was the strongest man to appose Root. He polled more votes than Borah or Hadley or Clapp would have had, but he did not have within 56 of enough votes. The energies of Colonel Roosevelt will now be directed toward the cre dentials committee, unless he gives up and bolts now. But It would be fatal to quit now and probably be will not until he has put the convention finally on record as to Texas, Washington and the rest. The contests against these states, - involving about 78 delegates, will be renewed before the credentials committee. It may take days to hear and decide them. If the credentials committee reports adversely, the fight will be renewed by him ln the con vention. The crucial test will come over the Roosevelt demand that Texas, Washington and the others be not per mitted to vote In their own cases. If they are excluded Roosevelt will be the winner, if Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota stand with him. If they are not excluded the often-threatened and long-expected bolt of Colonel Roose velt and his following will then oc cur. The moral effect of today's triumph for Root is important. Evidently the claims of Manager Dixon that he had made heavy Inroads in the South and in New York were mostly hot air. There were some defections, indeed, but-on the whole the Taft forces showed genuine cohesrveness and a real battling spirit. Colonel Roosevelt is not beaten by any means. Nor have they forced him to budge, but the old guard Is doing some first-rate work in bringing about one or the other. U. B. P. . Coal Rates to Be Probed. WASHINGTON, June 18. The Interi state Commerce Commission, upon Ita own Initiative, ordered today an In vestigation into the rates, practices and regulations which apply to rail road transportation of hard coal. All the anthracite roads embraced in- the so-called "hard coal trust" will be re-, spondents ln the proceedings. r?