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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1912.
HILLES MAY BRING
YOUNGr REPUBLICAN, WHOSE SELECTION' AS CAMPAIGN'
MANAGER IS COUNTED UPON TO REUNITE PARTY.
URGES GRANT BILL
VICTORY TO TUFT
WHAT THE GOVERNOR OF
WISCONSIN HAS TO SAY
Settlement With Buyers of
Oregon Railway Land at
$2.50 Is Authorized.
Selection as Republican Cam'
paign Manager Is Deemed
INEXPERIENCE MAY BE AID
Tonng Man to Proceed Along Xew
Lines and to Discard Obsolete
Methods of Bosslsm Choice
Harts Cause of Colonel.
BY HARRY J. BROWN.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. July 15. In more ways than
one the selection of Charles D. Hilles
aa Republican campaign manager will
prove fortunate for the Republican
party this year. There will be much
better prospect for a Republican vic
tory In November under the manage
ment of Hilles than would have been
possible had William ' Barnes, of New
York, been placed at the helm, or had
Senator Crane, of Massachusetts, been
made National chairman. And this in
spite of the fact that Mr. Hilles has
bad far less political experience tnan
either, and in fact is still a young man
in the great American game.
At the time the sub-committee of
the National Committee was in con
ference with the President there was a
great deal of talk about the selection
of William Barnes. Jr., of New York,
to conduct the campaign this year.
Those who proposed Barnes were aware
that his selection would only add fuel
to the Roosevelt flame, but they figured
that Barnes, with his political experi
ence, would be able to bring Into play
his keen political acumen, and offset
the losses that would be attributed
directly to his personal unpopularity.
Baraes Active Candidate.
Barnes himself was an active candi
date for the chairmanship, and would
have been glad to take over the man
agement of the campaign this year.
But better judgment finally swayed the
party leaders, and Barnes was left to
conduct the fight In his own state.
While Mr. Hilles has had little to
do with National politics until be be
came secretary to the President, and
while he has never before managed a
political campaign, he goes into his
new office with an absolutely clean
record. He Is a man without any en
tangling alliances; he Is not lined up
with Wall street; he is not a corpo
ration man; he Is not and has not been
a political boss, but he Is an honest,
straightforward young man. Intensely
loyal to the President, and filled with
that enthusiasm that tends to make
men succeed In big undertakings. He
is a man who Is not subject to criti
cism or attack, and in no way is he
a handicap to the President His lack
of political experience is the only thing
that can be urged against him, and in
this day that should not count heavily.
New Hethoda Now Control.
The Republican party has been In
trouble of late years largely because
it has been run by politicians of the
old school; by men who knew and who
played the game as It was played in
the days of Quay and Hanna. But
this Is not a time when the Quay and
Hanna methods can succeed in poll
tics. The old rules have been abro
gated; the old methods have been
frowned down, and the refusal of the
old-line leaders to recognize this
change In public sentiment and their
Insistence upon running the party as
it was run of yore has brought about
the factionable trouble that has em
barrassed President Taft from the be
ginning of his Administration.
Men like Barnes. Crane or Penrose,
had they been given the management
of the campaign this year, would have
laid It out on the old lines, for that
is the only kind of politics they know.
Euch a campaign manager would have
Invited trouble from the start, and
there Is little question but that a fur
ther attempt to play politics by the
abandoned rules would have resulted
In disaster.. Mr. Hilles, on the other
hand, does not know the Quay-Hanna
method of "playing the game." Rather,
he views the political field from the
standpoint of a man who has come
into the line of action since the new
alignment took place, and his inclina
tion will be to work along the approved
lines of the day. disregarding the
methods of those who brought on the
trouble that still exists to a certain
extent In the Republican ranks.
Cry Against Bosslsm Feared.
It was surprising to most politicians
hi Washington that the subcommittee
of the National Committee seriously
considered making William Barnes, Jr.,
the National chairman. After all that
has been said about bosses and boss
methods, and with Colonel Roosevelt
preparing to launch a third ticket
aimed specifically at boss rule. It was
Incomprehensible that a body of Re
publican leaders even should think of
entrusting the management of the
National campaign this year to the
most heartily bated boss In the Re
When the word went forth that
Barnes was being considered, and was
being strongly urged upon the Presi
dent by some members of the National
Committee, there was considerable in
dignation displayed at both ends of the
Capital, and particularly by insurgent
Senators and Representatives who had
refused to bolt the party to follow
Roosevelt. Finally, Senator Borah, of
Idaho, one of this number, sought out
several members of the National Com
mittee and told tbem In plain and
forceful language that the selection of
Barnes for National chairman would
mean the utter and absolute ruin of
the Republican party; would mean that
President Taft would .not carry a
single stata west of the Allegheny
Mountains, and would have trouble
carrying any on the Atlantic Coast.
While he did not say so, his Inference
was plain that the selection of Barnes
for campaign manager would drive out
of the party a large number of Re
publicans who, with him, had refused
to bolt the party merely to follow
Bursa's Advice Followed.
Whether it was the declaration of
Senator Borah or not, the fact remains
that after the Idaho leader had had
his say. the Republican Committee
men here assembled decided that it
would not do to entrust the manage
ment of the campaign to William
Barnes. Jr.. and promptly the selec
tion of Mr. Hilles was announced. That
selection was guaranteed to hold In the
party men like Senator Borah, who
are loathe to bolt, even though not Taft
men at heart, and If Mr. Hilles. during
the management of the campaign, ex
ercises that Judgment that is credited
to him. these Insurgent Republicans
will remain with the party and sup
pert the party ticket. They may not
grow enthusiastic but they will stay in
And their refusal to bolt will not
only provo of vast assistance to Prest
dnt Taft. but will prove a correspond
ing handicap to Colonel Roosevelt and
the Bull Moose party, for that partv.
to accomplish anything, must make
r.vy tn"-unls in'o the inurnt fnr-
CHARLES D. HILLES.
tlon. and get Democratic support as
Therefore, as a compromise selec
tion, Mr. Hilles promises to fill the
bill. He may not be the Ideal man for
a campaign manager, but he is far and
away the best suited of all those whose
names were conslderel at the recent
Washington conference. And his inex-
orlence may prove a help. Instead of a
hindrance. He has had at least as
much experience as Frank H. Hitchcock
had had when he took up the conduct
of the campaign four years ago, and
Hitchcock, in spite of the fact that he
was new In the field, made good.
OUTING IS FATAL TO TWO
Nephew of Millionaire and Profes
sor Are Drowned.
LAKEPORT, Cal.. July 15. Professor
Dewltt Castor, of the faculty of Pa
cific Theological Seminary of Berke
ley,, and Paul Lepidlc, nephew of M. M.
Gopievlc, millionaire land owner, lost
their lives by drowning here yesterday
while on pleasure bent. Lepldlc went
to his death while rowing In Clear Lake
and Professor Castor was drowned
while bathing in Kelsey Creek, near
KelseyviLle. Both, bodies have been re
Professor Castor, who was on a camp
ing expedition with his wife and child,
went bathing alone not far from camp.
It is thought his body was caught and
held by tree roots that projected into
the water from the bank. When found
by other campers he was still alive,
but was beyond resuscitation. Lepldlc
was a native of Montenegro and was 17
M'COMBS TO DIRECT WORK
Continued from First Pag.)
he received from Speaker Champ
Clark, just before leaving Washington.
The letter said:
'As you are about to start to meet
your fellow-committeemen at Chicago I
write this note to wish you a pleasant
Journey and a safe return. I hope
the committee will formulate plans
wisely for the success of Wilson and
Marshall and organize for the cam
paign immediately and thoroughly."
The committee ordered a telegram
of thanks sent to Speaker Clark.
Appeal Made for Funds.
Mr. Mack brought up the question of
raising campaign funds. He urged the
members to adopt the policy of a popu
lar subscription to be procured by ap
peals through newspapers.
On Invitation of Committeemen Tag-
gart. of Indiana, the committee de
cided to leave tonight for Indianapolis,
where tomorrow it will meet Governor
Marshall. Chairman McCombs said he
would be unable to go.
The following resolution offered by
Senator Gore, who sat In the com
mittee on a proxy, was adopted unani
mously. "Be is resolved by the National Demo
cratic committee that we congratulate
the country and the Democracy on the
exceptional prospects of Democratic
success In November. We rejoice that
all Democrats everywhere are united
and enthusiastic In support of the
platform and nominees of the party.
We earnestly invite all voters with
out reference to previous political faith
of affiliation, who are in sympathy
with such platform and nominees to
unite permanently or co-operate tem
porarily with the Democratic party in
this supreme struggle for the estab
lishment of justice and right as against
favoritism and privilege.
Republican Aid Not Despised.
"Resolved, that we gratefully ac
knowledge our profound appreciation
of the courageous, disinterested and
patriotic course of many Republicans
and independents, including a number
of the most distinguished leaders and
editors, in declaring their intention to
support the Democrats in the pending
Various plans of raising campaign
funds were discussed, but no action was
taken. One method suggested was for
the Democratic state to help out the
doubtful states in the matter of finan
ces. Another was to have the cam
paign committee levy a specific as
sessment on each state and hold the
National committeemen responsible for
the collection of the amount.
Secretary Davles suggested that the
roll be called and each committeeman
announce how much money his state
would contribute toward the campaign
W. R. King, committeeman of Oregon,
objected to this plan on the ground
that voters might interpret any at
tempt to raise a large sum for cam
paign purposes as a corruption fund.
Cathlamet to Have Band.
CATHLAMET. Wash., July 15. Cath
lamet is to have a brass band. A pre
liminary meeting was held last night
and enthusiasm ran high. Ample funds
were pledged, a membership of IS se
cured and a committee appointed to
secure Instruments and the. services of
a first-class instructor. The organiza
tion will be perfected at a siecial
meotin? called for Tuesday. July IS.
MORMONS ON GUARD
Clash Between Federals and
Rebels Soon Expected.
SOLDIERS CAUSE TROUBLE
Colonists Suffer Many Indignities
and in Emergency They Expect
Mormons in Arizona and
New Mexico to Aid.
COLONIA MORELOS, Mex., July 15.
With the expectation that thousands
of Mormons In Arizona and New Mexico
will come to their assistance In case of
an emergency, the Mormons here and
In the sister colony of Colonla Oaxaca,
25 miles east, are calmly awaiting to
night the approaching clash between
the Federals and rebels In this vicinity.
The Colonists regard their towns and
property as distinctly neutral and in
line with this attitude have refused to
furnish horses or supplies to rebels
and Federals alike.
Women Are Insulted.
Friction, with the federals, however,
has burst forth because the government
forces have been quartered here.
To an Associated Press correspondent
who reached here today, leading Mor
mons told many stories of Indignities
practiced by the federal forces. Against
the protest of the Colonists more than
1000 soldiers were camped in the streets
and yards. Repeatedly the women of
the town were offended. Chicken houses
and gardens were devastated and some
One day 100 soldiers rode yelling
through the streets shooting, while. It
was said, their officers made no at
tempt to restrain them. Women and
children virtually were prisoners Mon
day In their homes, as they feared to
venture in the streets. The conduct
of the soldiers on this occasion nearly
brought about an open rupture be
tween the Mormons who are well armed
and the troops.
Forces Are Shifted.
The situation has been relieved some
what by the sending of most of the
gbvernment forces 25 miles eastward
to Colonia Oaxaca, upon which place
the rebels are reported to be advanc
DUFUR HARVEST BEGINS
Grain Crop Will Be One or Largest
Known in Valley.
DUFUR, Or.. July 15. (Special.)
The harvest season In the Dufur Val
ley Is Just beginning and the grain crop
will be one of the largest ever harvest
ed In this section, the grain being
well filled and of fine quality.
Hay Is especially fine this year and
will average from three to six tons
per acre; It is nearly all harvested and
the balers are now busy with it.
' Cherries are now ripe and the trees
are bearing in great abundance and the
quality of the fruit is the best. Apple,
pear and peach trees are In prime con
dition and heavily laden with fruit,
which Is maturing as the season ad
vances, and there is a certainty of a
bumper crop of fruit this year.
The' prune orchards are also In fine
condition and the trees are well filled
with fult of an excellent quality.
Now Easily Acquired.
"A skin of blended snow, cream and
rose" is the way an Ohio correspondent
aescrines ner newly acquired complex
ion. She Is one who has adopted mer
colized wax In place- of cosmetics, mas
sage, steaming and other methods.
Many who have tried this marvelous
wax report that Its effects are quite
different from those of any other treat
ment. It produces a complexion of ex
quisite girlish naturalness, rather than
one bearing evidence of having been
artificially "made over." One that is
indeed "Nature's own," the result of
gradually absorbing dead particles of
surface skin, permitting the younger,
healthier skin beneath to show itself
and giving Its pores a chance to
breathe. Mercollzed wax, procurable at
any drug store in original one ounce
package, is put on at night like cold
cream and washed off In the morning.
I hsve also had many favorable let
ters from those who have tried the
wrinkle-removing face bath which I
recommended recently. If any have
mislaid the formula, here it is: 1 oz.
powdered saxolite, dissolved In H pt.
wltrh haxel. Julia Orff in The Club-
TITLE MAY BE CLEARED
Measure as Amended Validates All
Purchases of less Than 1000
Acres, and Approves Insti
tution of Suit.
WASHINGTON. July 15. The House
public lands committee today reported
favorably a bill to authorise the At
torney-General to settle with the
purchasers of more than 800,000 acres
of railroad grant land In Oregon at the
rate of $2.50 an acre.
The Oregon & California Company
and also the Southern Pacific, to which
the land was granted In the '60s, are
now defendanas In a suit for the for
feiture of 2,300,000 acres (till held with
The land was granted to be sold to
actual settlers at' not more than $2.50
an acre. This stipulation was held by
the court to have been ignored. To
clear title to Innocent purchasers, the
legislation was recommended.
The bill as amended validates con
veyances to all purchasers of less than
a thousand acres at $2.60 an acre, ap
proves the course of the Department of
Justice In the prosecution of the pres
ent suit, and provides that in case of
forfeiture lands are to be restored to
the public domain subject to entry un
der the land laws and are not to be in
cluded in forest reserves or otherwise
Under the terms of tne grant by
which the Oregon & California Railroad
Company acquired 8,100,000 acres of
timberland in Oregon, it was stipu
lated that the railroad should sell the
lands to bona fide settlers only in
quantities not exceeding 160 acres each
and at a price not greater than $2:50
Three years ago the Government,
through B. D. Townsend, special as
sistant to the United States Attorney
General, instituted suit against the
railroad company for the recovery of
that portion of the original grant re
maining in the possession of the rail
road company and aggregating 2,300,000
acres, alleging violation of the terms
of the grant by the railroad company
in disposing of the other 800,000 acres.
- Between the time the grant was
made in 1869 and 1902, when the lands
were withdrawn from sale by the rail
road company, 800,000 acres had been
disposed of to individuals. Of that
acreage, it was discovered that fully
400,000 acres had been disposed of to
timber companies In quantities exceed
ing 1000 acres to the Individual and
for prices exceeding $2.50 an acre, all
being in violation of the terms of the
with the public lands com.
mlttee of the House of Representa
tives, Mr. Townsend and his assistants
for the' prosecution reached the con
clusion that if the Government was cor
rect in its contentions in its suit
against the railroad company and re
covered the 2,300,000 acres, the other
800,000 acres necessarily would also be
come subject to recovery.
It was to meet this condition that
the bill, which has been favorably re
ported by the public lands committee,
was framed and Introduced 'in Con
gress, It would give all purchasers of
granted lands In quantities exceeding
1000 acres title on confessing Judgment
in the Federal Court and paying the
Government $2.60 an acre In- addition
to what was paid the railroad.
Governor McGovern of Wisconsin in a recent
speech upon the Public Utility Commission law of Wis
consin, presented the following statement of facts:
"The basic legal principles underlying governmental regula
tion of public utilities are founded upon the very elementary dis
tinction between a public and a private calling."
"One is clothed with a public use and interest, while the other
is not; and the public interest has always, in the eye of the law,
justified regulation in behalf of the people as a whole."
"The nature and character of the business of utilities is such
that competition is inoperative in determining service or rates,
and the only choice left to the public is between regulated and
unregulated monopoly. It goes without saying that the right of
the state to supervise monopolies is as ancient as it is obvious."
Oregon's new public utility law goes into effect
in November. It gives the Commission power to fix
the price to ,be charged for light and power as well
as determine the character of the service.
Under such conditions Governor McGovern
holds in effect that Portland would make a mistake
in having two electric light companies.
PORTLAND RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY
ASALE OF CHERRIES
Next Thursday and Friday we shall
have two large shipments of the finest
cherries ever grown. We thlnK tney
should be sold to people at home rather
than be sent by express to the. East.
Thus comes this chance for cherry buy
ers. All packed in 20-lb. boxes, these
choicest Lambert cherries will be sold
for $2.20 a box. Remember this Is the
choicest and most select fruit that can
come into any mantei. Appiy . .
Ellen, of Ellers Landlnaj. at
raters Mnsle House. Retail Depart
ment. Alder at Seventh.
Let the Children Kodak
They enjoy taking pictures the simple, all-by-daylight
way you will cherish these vivid glimpses of their care
free days. 4
"We have cameras from $1.00 up.
Developing and printing done on the premises.
Columbian Optical Company
.145 SIXTH STREET
Floyd P. Brower, Manager
SPRING VALLEY WINE CO.
Corner Second and Yamhill.
Telephones: A 1117 and Main 689
he d elightful Columbia River Route on
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