THE MORNING OBEGONIAN. FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1912. GORTELYOU SAYS CASH WAS REFUSED Tobacco Trust Mentioned as One Not Permitted to Aid Roosevelt. WEALTHY MAN SNUBBED Ofrrr of $15,000 or More Believed to Have Been Made In Hope of Getting- Diplomatic Post After Election. 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 committee. 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 rule. "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 Clapp. "1 never did." Eonator Clapp went through a list of "trusts," and came to the "tobacco trust." "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 $30,000. 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 in trusts. He estimated that between '00 and 800 persons were authorised to col lect money. 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 campaign. 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 Washington. Joseph H. Page. Deputy Dis trict Attorney, is a nephew. The funeral will be ' held at the Crematorium this afternoon at . 2:30 o'clock. 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 ; With Nominee. 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 them. 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 Seemingly Irremediable. 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 elections. 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 ular organization. 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 i i of exquisite neatness." BuVwer C 3. MRTHIS & CO. Men's Clothes Shob 149 Sixth Street On- 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 Mr. Taft." 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 any primaries," 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 ditch. 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. i- 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. Great aenfic 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. MEN'S SUITS $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 Men's Suits. 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. 3.50 I 4.00 $ 4.50 $ 5.00 $ 6.00 $ 7.00 $ 7.50 $ 8.00 $ 8.50 $10.00 MEN'S PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS NOW.. $2.65 NOW.. $3.00 NOW. $3.25 NOW.. $3.75 NOW.. $4.50 NOW.. $5.25 NOW.. $5.65 NOW.. $5.95 NOW.. $6.25 NOW. .$7.50 All Boys' Wash Suits, Half Price Take One of These Home With You Made in Oregon from Oregon Wool. Elk Housecoats $10.00 Elk Bathrobes $15.00 Elk Blankets 62x80 Inches $10.00 Indian Blankets 65x80 Inches $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 BEN ELLING MORRISON AT FOURTH LEADING CLOTHIER 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 here. 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 "NEW METHOD" GAS BURNER 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 in 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 Easy Terms FIRST AND YAMHILL SECOND AND YAMHILL i3 For Motor Car Lubrication USE 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. til MM ' If It 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 Zerolene Package For Sale Everywhere Portland, Standard Oil Company . (Incorporated) Pa Francisco. Attention, Elks! Don't fail to see the Oregon beach, the fin est in the world, before you return home. Spend the week-end at Gearhart-By-The-Sea 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 '