Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 12, 1912, Page 4, Image 4

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State Convention Leaves Re
publicans Free to Choose
Between Leaders.
Platform Containing Direct, Attack
on Legality of Chicago Conven
j tlon Adopted by Over-
whelming Vote.
DES MOINES. Ia., July 11. Theodore
Roosevelt won a decisive victory In
the Republican state convention here
yesterday, and the Taft Administration
and the managers on the recent Na
tional convention at Chicago were as
Secislvely rebuked.
Republicans of Iowa were left free to
rote for either President Taft or Colo
nel Roosevelt by the action of the
delegates. The matter was left entirely
to the "Individual conscience of the
voter," and the platform containing a
direct attack upon legality of the Chi
cago convention was adopted by an
overwhelming vote.
National Platform Not Indorsed.
The progressives dominated the con
vention from beginning to end. Despite
a hard struggle led by Governor Car
roll, a Taft adherent, to secure th in
dorsement of the National platform, the
amendment offered by the Iowa execu
tive containing this Indorsement was
laid on the table.
Governor Carroll presented the minor
its resolutions report, which. In addi
tion to the National platform matter,
asked for the elimination from the ma
jority platform of the plank condemn
ing the whole convention as fraudu
lently made up. He started a demon
stration for Roosevelt lasting nearly 20
minutes when he said that the Nation
al platform was not "tainted."
Cummins Suggestion Ignored.
The state platform submitted by a
majority of the resolutions committee
was adopted without roll call. No men
tion of either Taft or Roosevelt was
made In the document, which com
mends "Republican achievements and
indorses progressive policies."
A definite stand for woman suffrtge
was taken and the Legislature was
asked to submit this question to a
vote of the people.
The resolutions committee declined
to include in its report the suggestion
of Senator Cummins for a commission
to investigate the manner in which
President Taft was renominated at
Immediately after adjournment of
the convention last night progressive
delegates attended a meeting presided
over by Judge John L. Stevens, of
Boone, a leader of the Roosevelt forces
In Iowa, at which plans for the new
third party were adopted.
Supporters of President Taft In Iowa
last night formed a state committee,
which will work despite the refusal of
the state convention to Indorse, the
Petitions Supporting New "Progres
sive Party" Appear.
RENO, Nev July 11. Roosevelt's
third party movement was launched In
Nevada today, when petitions for signa
tures by sympathizers .of Colonel
Roosevelt were circulated in every
-county In the state.
The petitions designate the new
party as the "Progressive party" and
pledge the signers to support Theo
dore Roosevelt for President. Nevada
will send three delegates to the new
party's National convention at Chicago.
Death List Grows, Farms Seared,
Cities Suffer, o Relief in Sight.
"WASHINGTON, July 11. A few tan
talizing thundershowers that pattered
on burned fields and hot pavements
were the only promises of relief
in sight last night fro mthe wave of hu
mid heat deluging the country.
From East and West the weather
bureau received reports of generally
increased temperature. By the stolid
figures came a story of Increased death
rates in the cities, general suffering
and seared farms.
"There is no relief in sight," said the
forecaster at the weather bureau last
night. "Today was generally warmer
except a few spots where showers
cooled things for a time. Temperatures
are gradually rising- and reports show
the likelihood of further Increases to
morrow. The heat wave from all In
dications will probably continue for
some time."
The National capital sweltered un
der a blazing sun throughout the day
with Legislators courting electric fans
and cooling drinks.
Hot weather and the vacation spirit
combined to drive the House leaders al
most to despair, for they were virtually
unable to command quorums either on
the floor or in the committees.
Last night a pelting driving shower
swept the city.
Telephone Operator Commits Suicide
i Because Subscriber Swore.
VANCOUVER. B. C, July 11. Sworn
at by an irate telephone subcriber to
whom she had given a wrong number.
Hiss Maude Harris, a telephone em
ploye, went home and cried bitter
ly. She brooded over the subject sev
. eral days and on Tuesday night locked
herself in a bathroom and turned on
the gas. She was dead when found
today. She left a letter Baying she
was tired of living.
Banks and Some Stores Close Few
People to See Circus.
HOOD RIVER, Or, July 1L (Spe
cial.) But for the coming of a circus
here tomorrow most of the stores in
the city would close for the day. All
banks will be closed. Crowds of Hood
River people have been leaving the city
for Portland xm every train this week.
However, the largest crowd boarded
the special train bearing the Elks
from The Dalles and Central Oregon
points yesterday. Nearly every one of
the 102 "best people" of the Hood Riv
er Valley, together with their families,
will be In the Rose City for the big
parade tomorrow.
. Most of the Hood River antlered herd
are members of The Dalles lodge and
will march with that aggregation. The
Dalles official robes, with which the
members of the lodge will be garbed
for the parade, consists of a large,
flowing garment similar to those worn
by the prairie Indians, on which will
be pictured Elks heads. The purple
and white colors will be carried out.
Koundnp City Sends Special Train
for Big Parade,
rrvm ittov Or.. 'Julv 11. (Sne
.i. i r a enwlal train of 11 coaches
150 'members of Pendleton lodge No.
288 B. P. O. zo women ana mem
bers of the famous Round-Up band, left
at 9:30 tonight for Portland. They will
arrive at the Country Club at Port
land at 6 o'clock: Thursday morning a
t rciks' tmrade.
laKO'Bii O-" '
A special stock train of 13 palace
horse cars loaded with 280 spotted
mustangs, saaaies, inumn
nalia. arrived in Portland this morn
ing at 10:30. Pendleton Elks have a
great sensation In store for the parade.
The whole Round-Up exhibit will
. teiinn T win ncninv n n entire
CU91 . - . - -
division, a position not accorded any
other lodge In the country. The fa
mous Round-Up band at the head will be
led by Chauncey Haines, ine uoieu
composer. Next will come Zft-mountea
Indians In warpaint ana siiuuji
riding sintrle file and emitting war
.i - rrh-n ui rnmfl 150 cowboys
on horseback wearing purple aud white
bandanas and lull cowpuucner to
tumes. Stage coaches and wagons will
bring up the rear.
Party Aims Blow at Government's
Big Monopoly Same Plan Not
Successful in Russia.
BERLIN. July .(Special.) "Work
men, srlve ud tchnapps!" is the bold
command Issued by the Socialists of
Germany in Vorwarts, the organ of the
Social Democratic party. The worKing
men, however, are in a quandary. A
great sacrifice is demanded of them,
and they are puzzled to know whether
their nolltical convictions are strong
enough to warrant them withstanding
the temptation of drinking lime glasses
of burning, comforting spirit. For this
ia nr.. a tomnprnnrfl movement, pro
claimed and preached on religious or
moral grounds. it is a move in mo jm-
lltical game.
t. e-lves back to the
country distillers of brandy part of the
excise duty, and tne aoie is Known jib
the "love gift." The socialists oisap
npnira nf this nnnression to country
squires and in 1909 they Issued a man
ifesto from Leipzig urging tneir ioi
lowers to abstain from schapps, and
trt ohAat their enemies. And now
the "love gift" is greatly reduced ln
order to give the government $7,500,000
a year to spend on building new buttle
Kin, . All th mnre reason for not
drinking, say the Socialists. Hence
their second appeal to tne worKmen.
Moii-A it Vnnwn everywhere, in village
nitv thai whoever drinks scbnaDDS
ruins his health and helps on his worst
enemies, the Prussian JunKer.
It is impossible to ieei sanguine
.v.n tho .nr-r-pKs of this aDDeal. The
Russian Socialists made a similar move
some years ago, and lmpiorea tne wont
ing classes to give up vodka, the spirit
whirii la a emv'ernment monopoly and
yields nearly halit .the Russian revenue.
The workmen tnougnt tne pian exceeu
lngly noble and heroic, only they were
.. t-t- and hprnpH Vodka they
UUb ,111.1 . J " ' - -
must have to "make them forget the
miseries of life, and In the same way
Hans in Germany requires a "drop of
comfort," and is not in the least likely
to renounce the deadly stuff.
Coach, Dragged 300 Feet, Stops on
Brink of River.
The rear coach of Roseburg passen
ger train No. 17 on the Southern Pa
cific, leaving the Union Depot Wednes
day afternoon, became derailed at a
frog and after ploughing up the ground
beside the track for nearly 300 feet
knocking the tender of an engine on
another track off the rails- and de
molishing the cement pumping station
beside the track, stopped within 60 feet
of the river.
The car remained attached to the
rest of the train and its antics did not
derail any of the other cars. Had the
train, which was crossing the Steel
Bridge, proceeded 50 feet further, the
derailed coach would have plunged
into the river.
It was two hours before the car
could be removed, and four trains were
The wild coach which was attached
was a long car, was empty and none
of the crew noticed that it was de
railed until after it had bounded over
the ties for 100 yards and a warning
whistle was sounded by another locomotive.
Phonograph Speech Made When
Pioneers Pay Tribute to History. -TACOMA,
Wash., July 11. (Special.)
Pioneers of Pierce and King coun
ties ioined in the quarterly reunion at
Poyallup Wednesday, the event of
which was the unveiling ln Pioneer
Park of a Meeker memorial tablet on
the site of the first home of Ezra
Meeker, who drove an ox team over the
old Oregon trail 60 years ago.
A feature of the meeting was a
phonographic talk by Meeker, who is
now ln Nebraska, ana wno sent live
two-minute records of an address pre
pared by him for the occasion. The
pioneers Joined in a song in Chinook,
had a basket picnic and listened to
addresses by prominent people.
Son of Noted New Yorker Traveling
to Win Wager.
Abe Hammersteln. a son of Oscar
Hammersteln, the noted grand opera
Impresario, Is in Portland for a short
Hammersteln is making a coast-to-coast
trip on a $500 wager. He is to
return to New York by September 30,
supporting himself and paying his rail
road fares on weekly remittances of
The young man has been assistant
to his brother, William Hammersteln,
ln the management of a vaudeville
house in New York for the past 10
years. He served ln the New York
National Guard during the Spanish
War and enlisted ln the United States
Army afterwards, serving two years.
Th "ahllllnr dinner." lonr supplied to
British members or Parliament at a cost
of about 88 cents, la objected to as an un
necessary chance on the public, now that
members receive salaries of iiOO, and may
be aboil
Honeymari Hardware Company Is
Awarded Second Place With Ex
tensive Hardware Decorations.
First prize, Clarke Brothers, 28T
Morrison street.
Second prize, Honeyman Hardware
Company, Fourth and Alder.
Third prize, A. a Feldenheimer,
283 Washington street.
Honorable mention:
Ira F. Powers Furniture Company.
Sherman. Clay Co.
Niklaa A Son.
Olds, Wort man c King.
C. C. Bradley Company.
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
' First, second and third prizes were
$150. $100 and $50, respectively.
Purple and white roses, forming a big
"11 o'clock"' clock, with a white Elk
ItaaV honlrl In thn Hnrlcer flAWAfS and
electric eyes staring out at those who
stopped to gaze at the beautiful setting,
won the first prize ln the window dec-
i ) r1o.lrA Rrnt nf 287
T'l C. 1. 1 ' I li l-l'll 1 1I ! 1 l l 11 n - u -
Morrison street, were the winners.
Crowds Stopped to gaze ax tne Beau
tiful picture, which owed its simple
.I nc. th'h n h a fart that It was made
entirely of flowers. Rich tinted pansies,
. . , . , . , 1 .1.., ..L.Aln,Dll
wnite lines auu ueauniui - n ' i
tulips were used to supplement the
Th letters Vt. P. O. E. the nu
merals and the setting of the head
were all in deep purple. All else imme
diately around them were pure white.
Two miniature elk Btood ln the fore
ground. -
j? or exieaaiveness, me uwiicjmiwi
rio T-iiTmi-n pnmnflnv which won the sec
ond prize, had everything else far in
the shade. Six big windows were lit
erally filled with hardware materials
arranged with artistic skill and sur t Vi the AmArlmn finer, ro
settes and bunches of flowers. Elk's
heads, pennants, silver cups ana tro
phies, souvenir pillows, fishing and
nunting tacKie ana a nuuuieu umc. cu
ticles were arranged In such a manner
and in such a setting that the effect
i V, i "li 1 nlafldn? to the PVP. As W&8
the case with the Clarke Bros.' display,
scores oi people siuppeu te nucci
to gaze . at the wonderful layout, the
i3irSNT,c h.inlr that the first attracted
women, while the latter appealed more
to manly iancy.
v A big glittering clock, with 12 small-
-1 --.1. . ...nnnnJInr It And ftll VI th
the hands pointing at 11 o'clock, was
tne ieature dl me rciucHuciuici ....
dow, which took third prize. The 12
smaller clocks represented that num
ber of big cities all over the world and
from them protruded tne iiaga ui
respective nations.
r .ith.r iMa nf the clock was a
black elk's bead. In the mouth of which
were purple ribbons, arapea irom rat
side to the other. These were flanked
k ti.A niivAr cnmdleeticks with burn
ing candles, about which was draped
purple and white gauze, omnums m
an areh ln the other window was an
image of a woman, clothed in purple
over white. She was standing on the
top step of an altar, which was com
pletely covered with deep dark purple
Plusn- . . . T.
Honoraole mention was
P. Powers Furniture Company, Sher-
. -Mr rnmnAnV. Nlklas & SOXl.
Oldsl Wortman & King. G. C. Brad
ley & Company ana . w ooaaru, wi
Company. -The committee, consisted of
J. .C. .Jackson, Henry E. Wentz and A.
E. Doyle. - . . -,
Council Crest Open to Elks Only.
To avoid confusion and vain regrets,
.. . i n nit Ylka 'Are re-
aii lnwBB wuv ' " " - . .
quested to remember that tonight
Council Crest is closed to all save J-lks
j .1 i - onH others who have
ana lug ii
official badges. So many people have
nocked to enwnamracaw
j.i w n. nii Riks. are not open
to anyone else, that the management
desires to mate tnis ciear.
Revision Downvf ard Will Be Demand
in Platform.
A-rr.ra.r-n T A IT TtJ V Til "PT II. ImfflB"
diate revision of the tariff downward
is likely to be one of the demands made
by the new party headed by Colonel
ii-Lii. iii. v.PiABiflAnt was non
committal today regarding the course
he would urge tne i.n"s iuu.i.uv-
U nnr nortv In idODt. It deVel-
oped from the talk of leaders who have
conferred witn uoionei "
i . ... Aavm (hut the r&rtv doubt-
less will declare for Immediate re
vision, i
According to the present programme,
the demand for action will be restricted
to those schedules which, ln the opin-
lon of. party Heads, obviously ara high.
The woolen and cotton schedules were
pointed out as perhaps the best ex
amples. Whether the platform will
enumerate' specific schedules and
pledge to scale them downward, or will
content Itself with a general declara
tion, has not been decided.
Colonel Roosevelt has been told that
the sentiment of the country, especially
the West, where his largest measure of
support Is lopked. for. Is. emphatically
in- favor of quick action on the tariff.
Colonel Roosevelt said that soon he
would make a statement upon the va
rious Issues to be raised ln the cam
paign. As to the various remedial
measures to be adopted, such as the
initiative, referendum and recall. Colo
nel Roosevelt said that his interest ln
them was secondary to the ends which
they are designed to achieve.
"That is all a part of the system to
get ' Justice," he continued. '"You can
get my doctrines from my speeches. I
am trying to get them ln practical
shape for the campaign, the basic idea
of which Is to be the solution as far as
possible of the great economlo and so
cial problems."
System Being Perfected So That
Transportation to All Parts of
City Is Easier.
t mc-ri-Kr Tl R Sneclfll. An ex-
UV 1 1.1W-', 11 u i w. 1 - t '
tensive development of London s motor
omnibus services is in process ui v.
Ing place, which will greatly add to
the convenience of those who ' dally
travel to the city from any of the sub
urbs. Very shortly it will be pos
sible to get everywhere to anywhere
in the London area by motor omnibus.
The London General Omnibus Com
pany, which is carrying out this gi
gantic extension is putting SO- new
on-.albusea on the road every week,
and new routes, changes and exten
sions of routes, are being opened al
most dally.
"Everywhere a motor omnibus can
be run at a profit, it is quite obvious
- nmnlMli must be lUIl.
lUKl 111 u lvi i w .ixrf
said an official of the company. We
don't know where we snail siup.
regard to competition with the tram
way services, the company has never
run a single omnibus for the sake of
competing unfairly with them. I think
it unwise to cut fares for competitive
reasons, and as far as humanly pos
sible we will try to avoid It."
The growth of London's omnibus sys
tem will be realized when It is re
called that five years ago 10 companies
managed some 800 omnibuses a week;
today five companies manage 2000 om
nibuses, of which the London General,
which absorbed several of the vanished
firms, runs on an average of 1650 a
week. The company pays a petrol tax
alone per omnibus yearly of about
$200 To cover the area contemplated
by the London General. It is estimated
that it will be necessary to Increase
its fleet from some 1700 to 4000 omni
buses. " '
Japan's Statistics Show Women Pre
fer "the Gentler Route."
TOKIO, July .6 The "Kokumln
Shimbun" has been' examining the sta
tistics of suicide in Tokio during the
last year, and reports that the number
of male suicides exceeds thei female by
nearly 100 per cent. This may be as
cribed to the "greater, daring" of the
masculine sex. Among the men,
ing proved the favorite method of end
ing life, while a large majority of the
women preferred drowning, which the
paper explaina by saying that even in
death our women choose the gentler
W Between 20 and 30 Is the favorite
age for suicide with both sexes, be-
..t.i t-hn vasn discretion
cause beiwcbu tumm , - - -
. . . .t...d " Taneclally In
nas not j -.- -
adolescence is Jump ng down a vol-
cano a popular aesuu.
months are July and August, when the
weather is warmest, and especially so
with regard to drowning, a certain
proof of human selfishness." Various
cases of "Joshi" are noted, when two
lovers, having agreed to die together
tie themselves face to face with the
woman's ebi. and either Jump Into the
sea or over a cliff, or lie down on the
railway track.
Turkish Official's Departure May
Mean End of Italian War.
said on reliable authority that there
Is a good prospect of the conclusion of
'PeTChee 'epajggloL the President of
Any busy man will get quick satisfaction and extra economy in
' this sale of
At prices one-third off. It won't take you ten minutes to find here some-;thing-''that
wHl-'please your taste and your pocketbook. .
- Here are the prices: ,
$20 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits, now $13.35
$25 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits, now $16.65
$30 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits, now $20.00
$35 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits, now $23.35
$40 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits, now $26.65
20 per cent discount on all blue, black, full-dress and
tuxedo Suits and English "Slip-on" Raincoats
We Are Agents for
Munsing Underwear
$2.50 silk-lisle Munsing Union Suits, in blue,
flesh . and white, long sleeves, short sleeves,
ankle length, three-quarter length, T1 fCC
this sale... ..PJ..UU
$2-00 Munsing lisle Union Suits, in white and
ecru, long and short sleeves, ankle, three-quarter
and knee lengths, this $1.30
Cooper's silk-lisle Underwear, in pink, white
and blue, regular $1.50 value, this C1 QC
sale, per garment .....vAiw
$1.00 silk-lisle Underwear, in pink, white and j
blue, long and short sleeves, this sale, 7r
per garment
This underwear will not cling to the body in
hot weather.
One -third off on all Boys'
Knee Pants Suits, includ
ing Blue Suits
One-third offon Youths' Suits
v sizes 30 to 35
Negligee Shirts, silk, soisette, tan, blue, cream
and white, attached laydown col- (CI
lars, regular $2.00, this sale sPX.JJ
Just the shirt for warm weather or outings.
Imported German Hose, in all colors, OCp
full fashioned, regular 50c, this sale
25c washable Four-in-Hands, in tan, 2fip
blue, white and patterns, this sale -V-
Three for ...50
Boys' and girls' Fay Hose, in all sizes, 25c
and 30c '
Sam'! Rosenblatt & Go
Third and Morrison
xl- i a Rtata So M TTa.rem. for
IUB vwum," ' -
Vienna last Saturday Is supposed to
have some connection wim negotiations.
' Chris Dundee Improving.
ni i . t,i,iaa ti-Vi rt wnn InlurAd when
u v- '
his automobile was wrecked at the
race meet at the Country Club Tuesday
afternoon, is resting: easy at the Good
Samaritan Hospital. His attending:
physician says that ho has a good
chance lor recovery.
Mrs. McConaghy Dies,
ir.. ri.nrn MnCnnnarhv. 66 years old.
died at the residence of her daughter,
t. -r, TTiinnr 270 East Twenty-
eigrhth street, Thursday morning: at
. Ai,inni, tt .art disease caused
death. Mrs. MoConaghy was the mother
of Henry Mcuonagpy. 01 ma i"'"-
"The Best Ever"
That was the decision of every visiting Elk
who tasted a glass of the finest beer of the
Northwest. Some of them were from cities
famous for beer bnt none liked their home
brand better than our ... -
v Mop O
Without question Hop Gold is the mildest and
best quality family beer to be had in Por1
land. You've , a treat coming if you drink
3ome other brew now. Tell your dealer to make
the next Hop Gold.
Star Brewery
(Northern Brewing Company)
TICKETS ON SALE JULY 14, 18 and 18.
Leave Portland. Arrive Seattle.
8:30 A.M., "Fast Mail"......... o -n p' Tlf
1:45P.M., "Puget Sound Express" 8.30P.1L
3:00P.M.; "Train De Luxe" .....9:00P.M.
11:00P.M., "The Owl" ..6:15 A. 1L
Get Your Ticket at
O.-W. R & N. CITY OFFICE, Third and Washington Sts, Portland.
THE average woman can save something even
though it be but five cents a day, it is a start,
and the start is the most difficult to make. After
the start is made, it is surprising how easy it is
to continue, and how money grows of its own ac
cord. This bank pays four per cent interest on
savings accounts.
Under Government Supervision
Founded in 1886 Washington and Fourth Street