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VOL. 1,11 XO. 16,092.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FALSE RUMOR LAID
HEW PARTIES ARE
OWN BOOM IN BUD
OLD GUARD TRYING
TO BE RID OF TAFT
AT DIXON'S FEET
BORN EVERY HOUR
. : n
IDAHO SENATOR CALLS IN HIS
PRESIDENTIAL TAGS. -
-COMPROMISE OX WASHINGTOX
DAY ; LEADING POLITICAL
DEVELOPMENTS 1ST "
Convention nolds two four
mtnute sessions and - adjourns
until 11 o'clock Friday.
Roosevelt said to have made a
thorough canvass . and discov
ered that 77 delegates would be
bis extreme following in a bolt.
Roosevelt Forces Decide to
Stay in Convention
COLONEL WILL AWAIT 'CALL'
"If PeOpIe Want PrOgreSSiVe
Party, I'll Be in It," Says
BALTIMORE RESULT WAITED
Entirely New Convention May
Be Called by Third Branch.
r.mh.x r rv.H.nti.i. rmn.lttM
Who "Left for Good" Back at
Sessions Nominations Not Ex
pected Until Saturday.
CHICAGO. June 10. Colonel
dore Roosevelt indicated tonight that!
under certain conditio , h. might
to take the lead in the formation of a I
"If the people want a progressive!
party. I'll be In It." he said.
Some of the Colonel's supporters I
urged their, associates to precipitate
the crisis In the Republican National
convention at the earliest opportunity I
tomorrow. More conservative counsels I
anally prevailed and it was decided
there should be no "bolt" from the I
.....,.. n.w T..t.tl.-
It was the plan tonight of the Boose-
veit oeieKaiei 10 maKe inoir iaoi bliiu i
on me report ot tne creaem.ai com-
mlttee. If the 78 delegates asserted
hv them to be fraudulent are seated.
the Roosevelt forces will remain in the
convention until the end. but will not
vote. It is their plan then to proceed
to the nomination or tne coionei in tne
Coliseum and claim regularity for him.
Colonel Roosevelt has not definitely
committed himself to the latter part
of this plan. He is considering the ad
. visibility of delaying action for sev
eral weeks and then summoning an en-
tirely new convention. This would not
be held until after the Democrats have
acted in Baltimore.
Roosevelt members of the creden
tials committee, acting under the sug
gestion of Colonel Roosevelt, returned
to the mestlng of that committee to-
day. Their statement last night that
they had "left the committee for good"
was followed by a decision to go back
and nartlclpate in the hearing of con-
i Cnder the revised rules the Roose-
,' vclt men concluded they had won their
, chief points, namely, to secure -the in-
(' troductlon of new evidence, and to se-
cure greater time xor deDate.
Committee Working at Mgbt.
The National convention Itself
marked time today waiting for the dai.) The heavy rain of this morn
committee on credentials to conclude Ing materially interfered with the day's
its consideration of the contested dele- programme of the Pioneers' pienic, now
ratata- The committee nlanned towork
thnti.hoiil tonight. BO as to renort to
me " "
A. M. I
It was preaictea lonigm mat ine
nominating stage of the convention
mliht not be reached until late Sat'
1 urday. A wide latitude of debate is
to be allowed tomorrow in the con
vention. Colonel Roosevelt said emphatically
tonight that be would make the Inde
pendent tight for the Presidency if
he were convinced there was a popular
demand for him.
"I shall have to see If there is a
popular demand for me to run." he said.
Colsael Awalta Call.
He added that the situation was such
a kaleidoscopic one that it would be
impossible for him to outline what be
would do. It might take some timet
he said, to ascertain the sentiment of
the people, and learn whether there
was reasonable basis for the formation
of what he termed a ' "progressive
One of Colonel Roosevelt's associates
who talked with him today said that he
had affirmed his willingness to run for
President If any considerable number
of the delegates wished him to. even If
he did not carry a single electoral dis
trict In the country. The Colonel htm-
self said be believed he would be able
to count on tha support of the bulk of
In the Western states
.ind that he would expect to derive con
siderable strength from the Democrats,
lie would not express any opinion
Colonel's Loader Reports " Barnes
Had "Deal" to Make Taft's Re
CHICAGO. June 20. (Special.) It
was persistently rumored today that a
compromise had been made with the
Roosevelt leaders to seat the 14 con
testing Roosevelt delegates from Wash
ington and - the two from -California.
The theory was that these additions
to the Roosevelt column would not
give him a majority . and would take
16 delegates from President Taft and
thus make bis re-nomination Impos
A compromise was said to have been
proposed by Barnes, of New York, and
others. It turned out later that the
, r'J-ron it r .r
est of Roosevelt
As a matter of fact, the proposal was
absurd, for If 'Barnes wants to pre
vent Taffs nomination he can have, the
Nw York delegation vote for some
U III I mill 1MU lir u i..vMf ." 1
same end without adding to Roose-
Moreover, the regular Republicans of
Washington would fight any suph deal
and particularly would National com
mitteeman Perkins protest for he has
been re-elected by the same delegation
and would have to give way to Sen
ator Poindexter or some other insur
gent should such a deal be put through,
LIGHTNING KILLS FARMER
Phillip Barnhardt Struck as He Is
Going From Barn to House.
BELLINGHAM. Wash.. June 20.
MACVQ Tl MP (Special.) Death in a form that is little
IVIHnrvd ll'"Hv in hl atate came to Phillip
Barnhardt. a farmer living near Lyn-
den. last night, when he was struck by
bolt of lightning. The storm was
the most violent that has occurred here
for ten ye&rs. -
Barnhardt was living on the farm of
County Attorney Bixby. He had been
In the barn and was returning to the
dwelling on the place when the light-
nlng struck him. He la survived by a
large family. Several of his children information as most insMe lnforma
are married. One is a student at the tlon was lunatic. Every story had be-
normal school. ;
VACAT0N, ORDER IS MADE
"Squatters" on Waterfront Property I
Advised to Move.
r",.., nttv Attorn.v Grant ves-
terday ordered all "squatters" on the
nropertv between the harbor line and
East Water street to vacate without
fcniM a - nTit.il.
dock- tne standard Box Factory has
some buildings, according to the inf or-
m.tfnn contained in the communlca-I
tion reCeived by Mr. Grant. Whether
tnose wno are occupying city property i
not known, but will soon develop.
I1??. Previous effort has been made to
K HIKERS IN' PENDLETON
MlggoIlptantl PoPtland Bound
24 Hours Ahead of Schedule.
PENDLETON, Or., June 20. (Spe-
cial.) Getting well toward the end of
thelr 22oo-miIe tramp from Brook-
fleld. Mo., to Portland, Or.. H. F. Clark,
C D. Stone and F. S. Lyons, the three
hiking Elks, arrived here 24 hours
ahead of schedule and were entertained
by Elks lodge 288 of this place. -
The hikers say their reception In every
place where they have stopped in Ore-
Bon has Deen royal and every night
since entering the state they have been
entertained. They will leave for Port-
'and tomorrow afternoon.
RAIN WETS LINN PIONEERS
Street Parade and Outdoor Features
BROWNSVILLE. Or.. June SO. fRna-
In progress here.
w Po anu oiner ouiaia
later day. Speaking and musical pro
a - rammes were held in the Auditorium
and bani concerts on the street.
On account of the rain today the pic
nlc will be extended to include Satur
l day. June 22. Indications are that that
day will be the greatest in the history
of Linn County Pioneers' Association. .
HANFORD WILL VACATE
Judge to Give I'p Bench While He Is
SEATTLE. Wash.. . June 20.
nelius H. Hanford. of the United States
District Court, has asked Judge Wil
liam B. Gilbert, of the Circuit Court of
Appeals, to designate a judge to sit In
the Western Washington District dur
ing the hearing of the evidence in the
investigation of Judge Hanford ordered
by the House of Representatives.
Upon the conclusion of the trial of a
case now in progress in his court Julge
Hanford will leave the bench until the
Investigation is ended.
Governor Hits Gambling.
SALEM. Or, June 20. (Special.)
Governor West has written to Sheriff
Balfour, of Crook County, and to the
City Marshal at Redmond, calling it
tentlon to the fart that complaints
wontlnue to come into the executive of-
"rM ,nml gamoiera ana unaesiraoie
cnarariera are iudwwi ko iiourisa at
that place without Interference of the
authorities. He states that unless the
local authorities enforce the law, he
Chicago Situation Is
WILD RUMORS GAIN CREDEKC
Samuel G. Blythe Says Insan
ity Is Contagious.
leaders -. too numerous
President Still Has Staunch Adher
ents, Who Insist He Should Be '
Rewarded for Successful
right on Roosevelt.
BY SAMUEL. G. BLYTHE.
(Copyright. 191 by Samuel G. Blytha.)
CHICAGO. June 20. (Special.) Half
the politicians in Chicago for the con
vention carried plots about with them
todav and the other half totnH (.Aiinter-
Plots. Enough political throats wer.
cue to maxe me congress Hotel resem
e f shambles, had anything but hot
from being ' content with the beau
ties of the political double-cross, there
wr numerous experts wno ,evoivea a
fancy line of work and triple and even
quadruple-crossed friends and enemies
with equal Impartiality.
And strategy! One bumped Into
staiegisi at every turn, mat is. u it
s polite to call them strategists.
I v-"-"c tuun cuuvcnuun iiiuch, ,- tJiey
woura-De canea lunatics, ana long oe-
fore the day was done would have had
the net thrown over them. Here. now.
ever, so great was the excitement, that
any sort or lunacy passeo ior inside
I Hevers and there was a fresh story
Political Temperature Sissies.
The day began with a political tem
perature of 104.
Tt wnrlrwl 'nn tn 1 SIS
efor4 the Uade bad bad their coffee.
and by nightfall there was an Immense
accumulation of prophets, seers, prog
'- misinformation until they re
embled a collection of "Old Faithful
gelsers," but were of even less utili-
tarian value. Denials of absolute, air
tight information came so rapidly that
u became the custom to put out the
denial in advance first, like this: "The
headquarters at 3:25 P. M. herewith
denlea the storv that will be nut out at
l nvinclc hv some ardent nartlaan of
New parties were born on the hour
.... . ea.Ded and fell In
and new politicians irasped and fell In
throes of disgust each five minutes.
Every man was a leader. No man had
followers. The whole reeking, roaring
raucous mass resembled the Haltien
army, which consists of 27S4 generals
and one private. They, bad Roosevelt
leading a bolt and bolting a lead. They
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x srt xsxi Egsa Aw ssj v t
' Entire day and night devoted
to conferences in'all camps, look
ing to . concessions and compro
. . . . . .". ....
La Follette and Cummins
camps announce they will not
bolt, despite any action taken by
Entire shift made in doorkeep
ers and police guard, as result of
ugly ticket scandal of Wednes
Illinois delegation, in caucus,
votes 66 to 1 against bolt. Prob
ably indicates strength . Taft
would get if the delegates were
released by Roosevelt.
Director McKlnley says talk of
a bolt Is silly and that there will
be no compromise candidate, as
.Taft is certain of nomination on
Rules committee takes action
to remove any member of Re
publican National Committee .
who refuses to support the regu
lar nominee of the party.
Kirs. Clara Lucas creates di
version In- Taft headquarters
meeting by throwing bouquet
from ' balcony and cheering for
General result of last two days'
developments shows that Roose
velt is out of the raoe as a can
didate and that Taft lines have ',
been strengthened everywhere.
Compromise candidate talk con- '
fined to Roosevelt camp.
. . . '
Early stories that Roosevelt '
had released bis delegates denied ,
by his managers. Control will '
be retained for the purpose of
gaining concessions in the plat-
President Taft notifies his
managers In Chicago that he will
not release his delegates.
-i Majority of Roosevelt men who
bolted Wednesday night's meet
ing of the credentials committee
return and admit they made a
Betting odds two to one that
Taft will be renominated. Roose
velt men asking three to one and
four to one odds for their money..
Bets of ten to seven made that
Roosevelt faction will bolt. .
Credentials committee sits far
into night, considering contests.
California Roosevelt delegates do
not appear and sergeant-at-arms
is sent to find them. There is
no friction between Taft and
Subcommittee on platform is
most concerned with tariff
plank. Effort will be made to
reaffirm position taken by . the
party In 1908. Many planks sub
stantially agreed upon.
Barnes, of New York, seriously
and assiduously works to bring
about nomination of Hughes. '
REPORTER NEEDED AT BALTIMORE.
Attempts to Criticise
M'CUSKER RESENTS ACTIONS
Doctor Tries to Carry Stand
ard In Hadley Demonstration
BOLT BY SWIFT CENSURED
Members Chuckle, However, When
Committeeman Returns to Meet
ing Dennis Realizes He
Picked Wrong Winner.
BY HARRY J. BROWN.
CHICAGO. June 30. (Special.) A
beautiful little scjrap has developed In
the Oregon delegation, growing out
of Dr. Coe's disposition to read the riot
act to those delegates who have re'
fused to vote on the Roosevelt side of
questions that have been raised thus
far in, the convention.
Coe has had unpleasant experiences
with several colleagues, but he ran
into ' real trouble when he criticised
McCusker. Coe undertook to upbraid
the La Follette man for his first day's
vote and was told to mind his own
McCusker said he reserved the right
to vole as his own judgment directed
and did not propose to take orders
from Coe. Others whom Coe had con
demned approved of this retort and
Coe subsided. . ,
Oregon Banner Stays.
When the Hadley demonstration
started yesterday, Delegate Ackerson
wanted to pick up the Oregon standard
and parade around the hall. "That
standard stays. right where it is," cried
McCusker, above the din. "This is not
a Hadley delegation. Tou can parade
If you want to, but the standard stays
Dr. Coe urged that Ackerson be al
lowed to take the standard and- march.
Not on your life," replied McCusker,
in some heat. "You fellows can yell
as much as you want and march as
much as you ' want, but you fellows
will yell and march -alone. Just re
member you Iwo are not the Oregon
And Coe and Ackerson compromised
on McChisker's terms.
Dr. Coe did climb on his chair and
let out a few piping cheers when
Roosevelt's picture was waved in the
gallery, but there- was no marching.
Swift's Bolt Hurts Him.
Swift is also geettlng, in bad with
his fellow delegates because he last
lght bolted from the credentials com
mlttee with Heney and the others.
When Swift was put on the credentials
committee it was with the understand
ing that he would pass on all contests
(Concluded on Paga 8.)
Westerner on Awakening in Morn
ing Finds Friends Actively En
. gaged In Promoting Campaign,
CHICAGO. June 20. (Special.) The
Borah Presidential boom jvas nipped
in the bud this mprnlng by the Senator
himself. When he came downstairs thi
morning Senator Borah found his Idaho
friends distributing badges, streamers
and hat bands bearing the legend,
"Borah for President."
Instantly he appealed to his admirers
to recall their campaign material, for
he refused to take their ebullition as
more than a compliment and did not
want to be the laughing stock of the
convention. Tonight no Borah badge:
are in evidence.
"BLUE SKY" BILL OPPOSED
Corporation Clerk Babcock Takes
Pleasure in Promoters' Plaint
SALEM. Or., June .20. (Special. )-
am advised that certain corporations
are opposed to the blue sky bill," stated
fiorooration Clerk Babcock today. "The
bill is to regulate stocks and bonds
and will be initiated at the JSovemDer
election. The fact that certain corpo
rations are opposing the bill is very
encouraging. The wildcat fraternity
has been so quiet I had begun to tear
that a taker had crent into tne Din.
That they are now beginning to squeal
I think Is an Indication that they fore
see the success of the measure and the
end of stock grafting in this state.
"The Oregon bill is more liDerai m
many ways than the Kansas law on
which it Is based. No legitimate cor
poration has any reason to fear tne
oneratlon of the Oregon bill. It may
cause slight inconvenience at first, but
it will not be a burden on honest oust
ness and no doubt will encourage cap
ital to enter the state by making It
difficult for wildcatters to exist.
"The hill was Drepared to protect the
victims and the prospective victims of
unscrupulous promoters. il oo per
cent of the men who have bought
worthless stock will go to the trouble
to call on the Chamber of Commerce
in Portland and sign the blue sky pe-
tltlons the bill will be ready for filing
In 48 hours."
BIG FAIR TO HELP OREGON
Lively Says Northwest WilJ Profit by
D. O. Lively, vice-president of the
Portland Union Stockyards Company
and livestock commissioner for the
Kanama-Paclnc Exposition, told mem
bers of the Portland Transportation
Club, at their weekly luncheon at the
Imperial Hotel yesterday, of the benefit
that the exposition . will oe to ine
He declared that Oregon, Washing
ton, Idaho and Montana have a better
opportunity for gaining desirable set
tlers to occupy their Idle acres than
San Francisco and California. Visitors
naturally will come to the Northwest
In returning from or going to the ex
position, he pointed out.
R. W. Plckard. of the North Bank
road, was chairman of the day. At its
meeting next Thursday evening the
club will hold its annual election of
PIONEER TO BE BURIED
Judges to Attend Funeral Services
for Charles McGinn.
Reauiem high mass' will be celebrated
by Rev. Father McDevltt, and Catherine
Lawler Belcher will sing at tna iuaerai
of Charles E. McGinn, the Oregon
pioneer who died in Los Angeles June
5. The services win d neia i. mo
Pro-Cathedral. Fifteenth and Davis
streets, at 9 o'clock this morning. In
terment will be in RivervieWfCemetery.
The nallbearers are C. A. Maiarkey,
James Hlckey. J. F. O'Shea, Thomas
Jnrdan. C. McAUen. Colonel David M.
Dunne, Dan Campbell and H. E. Ed
wards. Judge McGinn, son of Charles
McGinn, is a Judge of the Muitnoman
County Circuit Court, and Judges of
this court will attend the funeral in a
body. The opening of the morning ses
sions of court have been postponed till
TROUBLES SHATTER MIND
Brewster Gives Bond to" Support
' Children; Wife Is' Committed.
Adjudged insane, Mrs. Nellie Brew
ster, ,who last week personally arrest
h.r husband for non-support and
later forced a waitress, whom she
charged with Improper relations with
the husband, to go to the County Jail
and peer at him through the bars, yes
terday was committed to the state in
sane asylum at Salem.
Tha woman was examined oy ir. u.
Buck, who reported Inability to get any
coherent statements from her. Domes
tic trouble is ascribed as xne reaauu ior
Yesterday Ben Brewster, ber hus
band, put up in County Court a bond
for 500 to guarantee the payment by
him of $8 a week for the support of his
wife and two minor children.
HOPS RIDE, AT OLD PRICE
Commerce . Commission Slops Pro
posed Advance In Freight Rate.
Word was received from Washington
yesterday that the Interstate Commerce
Commission has suspended the pro
posed advance by the transcontinental
railways of 25 cents a hundred pounds
on hop shipments from Pacific Coast
terminals to Atlantic Seaboard points.
The suspension has been expected by
the hop interests by reason or tneir
having filed a petition with the Com
mission asking for an Investigation.
The rate on hops from the Pacific
Northwest at present Is 11.54 a hun
dred pounds. The increase would be
to $1.76, which -would work a hardship
on the growers in years when the mar
ket pric is low. The suspension or
the proposed advance In rate has been
made until November 6. j
Leaders Now Seeking
BLUNDER WOULD HELP T. R.
Colonel Fails to Assemble Fol
lowers for Walkout.
PASSIVE BOLT PREFERRED
Obstacle Found in Opposition of
Candidates With Ambitions of
Their Own, Who Prefer to
Fight From Within.
CHICAGO. June 20. (Editorial Cor
respondence.) Colonel Roosovelt ' will
not be. nominated by the regular Naw
tional convention and the threatened
bolt is indefinitely postponed.
The newspaper prophets who began
months ago to say that even the invin
cible Colonel would succumb handily at
the appointed time and place to the
unemotional steam roller, have been
justified by events, or will be, doubt
less, though they were for a time
shaky at the knees and much troubled
In mind about, the things that appar
ently were coming to pass; but they
did not come to pass, or at least they
have not. .
The Colonel is himself entirely re
sponsible for the talk that he would
bolt if he failed to get the nomination
through the allied machinations of the
National committee in refusing to Seat
his contesting delegation. . '
Panatve Bolt Now Plaaned.
Butthere is to be a new style of
bolt-r-a sort of passive resistance bolt.
Colonel Roosevelt's plan now is to
have his delegates sit silently through
the convention until the end, refusing
to participate in the nomination of a
President or Vice-President and In other
mute ways showing their disapproval
of the proceedings. Here and there a
delegate may feel called on to say a
word or two about the various out
rages inflicted upon the Roosevelt mi
nority, which would have been a ma-
Jorlty If something had only happened
after something else had happened,
but a studied policy of inert opposition
is to be carefully pursued.
After It is all over, the word Is being
passed around, the Roosevelt delegates
will remain, and form an entirely new
party, unless, of course, a candidate ac
ceptable to them should perchance have
been nominated. If Taft should get
the nomination, then the Colonel and
his followers will bid another last fare
well to the Republican party and form
a progressive party all their own.
Movement Lacks Followers.
The real reason Roosevelt has not
bolted heretofore is" that he has had
nobody much to bolt with. Outside bf
a few faithful devotees of the Inner
temple and another handful of radicals
from California and elsewhere, the .
Colonel found that If he bolted he
would bolt alone. Hadley won't bolt,
Borall won't bolt, Stubbs won't bolt,
Deneen won't bolt. Only Heney, John
son, Plnchot, Fllnn and Garfield. They
will hardly be sufficient to form tha
nucleus of a grand new party to dis
place the grand old party. They are
ail generals. What the Colonel needs
Is an army with a few private soldiers.
There are somewhat less than 600
Roosevelt delegates Inthe convention.
It Is .variously reported that when
noses were counted the number. who
said they were willing to follow the
Colonel flay outward was from 133 t
300. .It is probable that the former
figure is more nearly correct than the
latter. ' .. ,
One great obstacle to any plan to
split the Republican party through
withdrawal from, its National conven
tion of . a considerable number of Its
delegates Is the decided opposition of
party candidates in the several states.
Candidates Oppose Sacrifice.
Senator Borah is a candidate for re
election Governor Stubbs Is a ,candU
date for Senator. Governor tfudley
would doubtless like to succeed him
self. All the candidates, or nitarly all.
are In one way or another deeply con
cerned In the candidacies of various
persons perhaps themselves for one
state office or another. What becomes
of them if they go out with Colonel
Roosevelt? It means sacrifice and'
probable political ruin. All this Is .
aside from any feeling- of obligation
any of them may have, through senti
ment, or service, or loyalty, to the
Colonel Roosevelt has charged the
Old Guard with accountability for the
ruin of the Republican party. It may
be so. Its sins are many and deep. But
the avowed purpose of the Roosevelt
group ' in .leaving the party would be
to wreck it. It Is a responsibility the
Colonel appears to be willing to, as
sume, but the greater part of his sup
porters are not willing. They think
the right way is to stay and fight the
bosses snd the machine from within
and not from without.
Old Guard Would Desert Taft.
The dark horse talk grows. It be
comes plainer hourly that the so-called
Taft majority is trying to find a way
to unload Taft, with or without his ac
quiescence. The Old Guard has been willing to
go down In- the ditch with Taft to de-
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