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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN. FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1912.
Tobacco Trust Mentioned as
One Not Permitted to
WEALTHY MAN SNUBBED
Ofrrr of $15,000 or More Believed
to Have Been Made In Hope of
Getting- Diplomatic Post
WASHINGTON. July 11. The Rspnb
liran National committee in 1904 raised
1.00.000 for Theodore Roosevelt's
Presidential campaign, according to
George B. Cortelyou. then chairman of
that committee, who testfled today be
fore the Senate campaign contribution
Cortelyou testified that at the be
ginning of the campaign he had laid
tiown general rules as to contributions
and was not concerned with detailed
contributions except In rare cases as
the campaign progressed. One of the
rv.let was that there should be no
promise or pledge attached to con
tributions, he said. Cortelyou told of
one contribution rejected under that
"A wealthy man came to headquar
ters." he aald. "with an offer to con
tribute something like $16,000 or 20,
000. As he was not connectea with
any big business, we were glad io get
it. However. In turning it over, he
remarked that he hoped he might be
considered some time for a diplomatic
port nd that In that event he would
have the good will of the chairman of
the committee. I told him that he prob
ably had been misinformed aa to how
thoso things were done, and which I
did not want him to misunderstand,
and told him that we -would not ac
cept the contribution."
Tobwte Trust Caak Hefoaed.
"Ever hear of any contribution from
t.'ie "beef trust? " inquired chairman
"1 never did."
Eonator Clapp went through a list
of "trusts," and came to the "tobacco
"1 remember distinctly that the to
bacco trust did not contribute," de
clared Mr. Cortelyou. "About that
time the Treasury Department made a
ruling as to tobacco imports.
"Shortly afterwards aome tobacco
people came in with a conrlbutlou.
I issued orders that no contributions
were to be received from tobacco In
terests. I did not think it proper."
The contribution, .Mr. Cortelyou
thought, was approximately $20,000 or
Chairman Clapp asked Mr. Cortelyou
about a contribution from the late Ed
ward H. Harriman. Mr. Cortelyou
said he heard a contribution was made,
but this was at the close of the cam
paign, when he waa at Chicago. He
said he never bad inquired about it
Wonn Among Contrlbntora.
He aald he knew of some contri
butions around $10,000. Several of
tjiem, he said, were from women who,
so far as he knew, were not interested
He estimated that between '00 and
800 persons were authorised to col
Mr. Cortelyou recalled that Andrew
Carnegie had contributed $10,000. He
had corresponded directly with Mr.
Carnegie about the contribution.
Mr. Cortelyou said about $95,000 waa
left in the treasury at the end of the
At the close of his examination, Mr.
Cortelyou said he desired to take full
responsibility for the campaign con
tributions. He denied that he had been
selected aa chairman because he bad
been Secretary of Commerce and Labor,
and was In a position to force corpora
tions to contribute
NEWBERG .CLUB IS ACTIVE
Congratulations Sent and Support
Promised to Wilson.
NEWBERG. Or- July 11. (Special.)
At a meeting of the Jackson Club of
Newberg last night, the following was
adopted and a copy was sent to Gov
ernor Wilson today:
"We. the officers and members of the
Jackson Club, of Newberg, Or., do here
by send our congratulations to Gov
ernor Wilson, Democratic candidate for
President of., the United States, upon
his nomination by the Baltimore con
vention, and we sincerely promise our
hearty support in tbla campaign and
will do all in our power in every hon
orable way to make his election a
success In November. We also ex
press our belief and confidence In his
election. Signed. H..W. Parker, presi
dent; C. C. Ferguson, vice-president;
L. B. Ferguson, secretary; 8. W.Par
rish, treasurer." .
SLIGHT QUAKE IS FELT
Santa Clara Observer Gets Record of
Purely local Affair.
SAN JOSE. CaL, July 11. Professor
Albert J. Newlin, of the Santa Clara
Observatory, reports a good seismo
graph record of an earthquake, a lo
cal affair, at 8:08 P. M. It was faintly
felt at Santa Clara. The epicenter was
some distance away, perhaps 60 miles.
The main shock, not very severe,
lasted about two minutes. It was fol
lowed about six minutes later by an
other smaller shock, whloh, though re
corded, was not felt.
LAST ESCAPE IS DENIED
Honduras Closes Extradition Treat
With United States.
, WASHINGTON, July 11. Those who
flee from justice In the United States
win hereafter find no place on the
Western Hemisphere safe from extra
dition. By signing an extradition treaty
with Honduras today the State Depart
ment closed the last refuge.
STAPISH MAKING FIGHT
Governor Reserves Opinion on Obio
' Requisition Asked.
SALEM. Or.. July 11. (Special.)
One of the hardest fights ever made
against granting an extradition was
taken up before Governor West last
night, when efforts were made to keep
Dr. W. J. Staplsh. of Hermlston. Or.,
from being taken back to Sandusky
County, .Ohio, where he Is wanted on
two indictments. The Governor has re
served his decision until Friday.
Staplsh was treasurer of the Indiana
Mining Company, incorporated - under
the laws of Oregon. It is alleged he
obtained money under false pretenses
by selling hig own stock In the com
pany in Sandusky, when he represented
it as treasury stock.' The other indict
ment declares, that he made false re
ports as to the condition of the com
pany. It was contended by Senator
McColloch. of Baker, Staplsh's attor
ney, that the law which makes it a
crime to publish false reports was
passed in 1908, when the report waa
Issued in 1906, and therefore the law
Is ex-post-facto and the indictment
void. It was also contended that the
other Indictment does not state facts
to constitute a crime, as all of the
money which Staplsh received from the
sale of his stock was turned back for
development of the company.
Deputy District Attorney Win slow
appeared for Deputy Sheriff Harris, of
Ohio. Attorney Hlnkle. of Hermiston;
J. W. Messner. ex-president of the mln-
FCItERAL, OF PIOJtKER' RBS
TAIRANT MAJT IS TODAT.
Robert A. Proudfoot.
The funeral o Robert A. Proud
foot, for many years proprietor
of the Creamerie Restaurant, who
died Tuesday at the Good Samari
tan Hospital, will be held today.
He waa well known In Portland,
his genial nature bringing him a
host of friends. He married Miss
Tassle NorvaL who survives him.
He leaves his father, Robert
Proudfoot, Sr.. of Goderlch, Can
ada, his birthplace. Two broth
ers and two sisters are also liv
ing: William, John and Mrs. Isa
bel Shelton. of Canada, and Mrs.
Mary Mowlds, of the State of
Joseph H. Page. Deputy Dis
trict Attorney, is a nephew. The
funeral will be ' held at the
Crematorium this afternoon at .
Inr comDany. and W. G. Drowley. of
Vancouver, Wash., were also present
at the hearing.
WILSON TO MEET CLARK
THREE HOURS SAVED FOB CON
FER EXCE AT SEAGIRT.
Bryan Writes and Telephones, but
No Date Is Set for Meeting ;
rf.aotrt. N. J.. July 11. Governor
Wilson announced today that he had
set aside three hours Saturday after
noon for a conference with Speaker
Clark, who is coming to Seagirt to see
him. Representative Underwood, tne
Governor said, probably, would come
to Seagirt for a conference next week.
Speaker Clark and Leader -Under,
wood both have written the Governor
that they would be glad to consult
with him concerning the programme
of the Democrats In Congress during
the remainder of the session.
William J. Bryan has written and
telephoned the Governor several times
Vi I m nnmlnatlon. hut no date has
yet been set for a meeting between
Checks still continue to pour Into the
Governor's office. He said they formed
mnm in format In a fAAtur in his mail
and that he was kept tolerably busy
acknowledging tnem. ine comrjou
tlons range from'-$5 to $10.
NEVADA MAT SHUT TAFT OUT
Oversight of State Convention Is
CARSON CITT. Nev.. July 11. Presi
dent Taft may be without representa
tion on the official ballot of the Repub
lican party of Nevada at the November
By an oversight which now seems ir
remediable, the state convention which
elected delegates to the Chicago con
vention neglected to nominate Presiden
tial electors., as proviaea lor Dy ine
state law and how to get their electors
on the ballot Is a problem for the reg
Place cannot be made by petition, for
a convention was held and has acted.
Party leaders conferred today as to the
possibility of holding anomer conven
tion, hut thev fear the Roosevelt forces.
on another trial, might capture the or
ganization. A petition naming delegates to the
progressive convention to be held in
Chicago next month was circulated to
day and freely signed by well-known
Republicans. - -
Tillamook Man Held In JalL
TILLAMOOK. Or- July it. (Spe
cial.) Roy Rhodes, a bartender and a
married man, was bound over to tne
grand Jury on a serious charge, and
Justice Stanley placed his bond at
$1000 and. not being able to secure
same, he was placed in jail.
Plenty of rooms obtainable at hotel.
I "Taste in dress consists
in the auiet simbHcitu
of exquisite neatness."
C 3. MRTHIS & CO.
Men's Clothes Shob
149 Sixth Street
T. R. DEFENDS PUN
Colonel Says Honest Electors
Will Not Vote for Taft.
FRAUD CHARGES REPEATED
Roosevelt Insists Precept "Thou
Shalt Not Steal," Is Not Being
Violated in , His Appeal for
Support of Regular Electors.
OYSTER BAT, ' July 11. "No honest
man who was put on as a Republican
elector at the primaries last Spring
can fall to record his vote against
This was Colonel Roosevelt's reply
today to the charge that the new party
Is violating its ' precept, "Thou Shalt
Not Steal." by the announced- intention
of having Republican electors In cer
tain states vote for him. '
"Mr. Taft is not the nominee ef the
rank and file of the Republican party,"
said the Colonel. "He Is the fraudu
lent nominee of the Barnes-Penrose-
Guggenheim machine, which has nulli-1
fled the wlaa of tne great majority oi
the Republican party.
It any elector named at the pri
maries last Spring Is to act honestly
he must either vote for me or not run
for elector at all. Mr. Taft is entitled
to any elector nominated by Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Penrose or Mr. Guggenheim. He is
not entitled to any elector nominated
by the majority of the Republicans in
Colonel Roosevelt was asked his
ODlnlon of the proposal of Senator
Cummins for an Investigation in Iowa
of - the circumstances under which Mr.
Taft was nominated. He said he saw
no necessity for such an Investigation.
He referred to the action of the na
tional committee in the California, Ari
zona. Washington and Texas contests
for seats In the National convention.
saying that in all these cases It waa
self evident that fraud had been committed.
PLACE ON BALLOT IS HELJ
California to Have Extra Column for
Taft or Roosevelt,
SACRAMENTO. July 11. Taft will
not be overlooked in California, at least
so far as having an opportunity to fill
a space on the November election bal
lot Is concerned. Secretary of State
Jordan announced today that he will
provide two extra columns on the bal
lots and one of those will be open to
Taft men or Roosevelt men and the
other to "independents" who may de
sire to continue the fight to the last
This general election ballot will be
25 by 3 inches, more than two feet
wide and more than a yard long.
DR. H0MAN IN WASHINGTON
Head of Willamette University Is
Lecturing at Liberty Lake.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Salem.
Or.. July 11. (Special.) President
Homan left Salem yesterday for Lib
erty Lake, Wash., where he will lec
ture each day for a week to the Ep
worth League Institute. Liberty Lake
Is near Spokane, ana ur. nomui n
been asked to fill the pulpit in one of
, v. . ,nhA. in that r.ltv for two Sun
days while in that end of the state.
President Homan win return io wt
ahnut the middle of July, going
direct to his ranch In the Hood River
Valley until the last ot AUgusi. wnen
he will return to Salem.
Our regular stock of finely tailored clothing for men, young men and
boys at wonderful reductions from regular prices. Come
and buy now while prices are lowest.
$15.00 SUITS, NOW $11.35
$20.00 SUITS, NOW $13.35
$22.50 SUITS, NOW $15.35
$25.00 SUITS, NOW $16.65
$30.00 SUITS, NOW $20.00
$35.00 SUITS, NOW $23.35
The same reduction on Young
Blues, blacks, full-dress suits
and raincoats at one-fourth off
BOYS' KNICKER PANTS '
50c PANTS, NOW 35
75c PANTS, NOW 50
$1.00 PANTS, NOW. . ... .65t
$1.50 PANTS, NOW 95
$2.00 PANTS, NOW. . .$1.25
BOYS' KNICKER SUITS
$ 3.95 SUITS, NOW.. $2.65
$ 5.00 SUITS, NOW.. $3.35
$ 6.50 SUITS, NOW.. $4.35
$ 8.50 SUITS, NOW.. $5.65
$10.00 SUITS, NOW.. $6.65
$15.00 SUITS, NOW. .$9.85
The same reductions on all
Russian, Sailors, Double-
Breasted, and Norfolks.
Blue Serge Knickerbocker
Suits, one-fourth off.
All Boys' Wash Suits,
Take One of These
Home With You
Made in Oregon from Oregon Wool.
$8.50, $10, $15
Express paid anywhere in U. S.
The Half-Price Sale of Ladies' and Misses' Man-Tailored Suits Still Continues
All of Our Ladies', Misses' and Girls' Wash Dresses One-Half Price
MORRISON AT FOURTH
While In the Hood River country Dr.
ti iit ...t The XJnnA River
raUHJOU Win .vote
Valley appeals strongly to him aa an
laeai piace ior nnuoei. -
to spend the Summer.
Japanese Get Hood JEUver Tracts.
HOOD RIVER, Or., July II. (Spe
cial.) The Japanese land-owning class
is gradually Increasing In the Hood
River Valley. A number of Japanese
are owners of small tracts and are be
coming successful orchardlsts end
berry-growers. The largest individual
tract owned by .the Orientals Is that
comprised of 30 acres of young trees,
ranging In age from two to three years,
which was purchased last week from
J. Sherman Frank by an organization
known as the Hood River Farming
Company. The farm, which is in the
Oak Grove district, has been taken pos
session of by the purchasers, the heavi
est Investors of whom are NIguma
Bros., who for the past several years
have operated, a mercantile business
BANFF HOT SPRINGS.
The attraction of the Canadian ' Na
tional Park. All Elks should see Banff.
Round-trip rate $35. Ticket office
Third and Pine, Multnomah Hotel.
A MARVELOUS INVENTION !
Fit to be classed with the airship and wire
less telegraphy in its revolutionary aspects.
New "Method" Gas Range
. 1 y T- A 1-
T.rtrtVc lilro 5JYTV7 nrdinarv Gas Ranee, yet is
built of better material and, chief of all other
superior points, is supplied with the patent
These Patent Gas Burners are made of pol
ished key steel and heavily enameled, and are
almost indestructible. .They are constructed
in such a manner as to absorb a large quantity
of air with the gas before it reaches the point
of combustion. Twenty-one per cent of air
being oxygen, this oxygen is consumed with
the gas and instead of gas, thus giving you a
more intense heat at a saving of your gas.
The meters show that by this new principle
adopted in the "New Method" you will
BURN ONE-FOURTH LESS GAS
When you install one of these Gas Ranges in your kitchen. So you see .
The Gas Company Pays for Your Range
have other superior advan-
tages which space forbids us to mention, and the prices are less
than many otner maKes. , . -
Connections Made Free of Charge
FIRST AND YAMHILL
SECOND AND YAMHILL
For Motor Car Lubrication
r a j hj -i ev: v t-:u
s u innta mm
It leaves practically no carbon
deposit on cylinders and spark
plugs and its lubricating and
cushioning qualities are "unsurpassed.
We have had many years' experience in the oil
business, and we believe Zerolene is the best auto
mobile oil yet produced.
Zerolene Im old in I and 5-g:1!on
cans the rnnall cans, flat shape
euy to handle just fit In the tool box
Insist on Getting the Orisiaal
For Sale Everywhere
Standard Oil Company .
(Incorporated) Pa Francisco.
Don't fail to see the Oregon beach, the fin
est in the world, before you return home.
Spend the week-end at
the finest, largest and best equipped hotel
on the Oregon beach, hours from Port
land. Excellent cuisine, finest golf links on the
coast, 18 mile automobile race course, tennis
courts, large and elegant natatorium.
Three trains daily four on Saturday.
For full information see
Gearhart Park Company
100 Fourth Street, Portland
Phones : Main 1293, A 7268 '