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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, MAT 5, 1907.
S THEIR GUESS
Prophets Who Predicted a Big
Vote Badly Fooled.
LITTLE INTEREST TAKEN
Apathy in Some Precincts, Especially
Anions Democrats Almost Crim
inal Campaign Slanders Are
Sprung at Eleventh Hour.
THOMAS I-OVAI, TO LANE.
The 1mus of this campaign, as to
candidate, terminated at the pri
maries j-terdar and resulted In the
nomination of Dr. Harry Lane for
Mayor on the Democratic -ticket. At
this time I wish to state, in harmony
with my previous declaration, that
I aha!! support Dr. Une if hm accepts
the nomination: and as chairman of
the Demo ratic County and 'City
Central Committee I shall do all In
my power, hot only to re-elect Mayor
Lane, but every other candidate on
the Democratic ticket.
I shall urge the committee to the
utmost diligence in gathering to
KMher the Democratic forcee of
this city and thoroughly organis
ing thm for the purpose of making
the most vigorous and Insistent
Democratic campaign for strictly
Dernorratic principles and Demo
cratic candidates that this city has
ever known. My purpose is that the
cUi7n nf this city shall be so im
bued with the necessity for embody
ing Democratic id! In our institu
ting nd tp-emnVTit. local, state
and NeMonsl, that In the future no
Democrat in this city or state need
be ashamed of the fact that he is a
Democrat or feci the necessity for
Fellow Democrats, let us in this
campaign seek to build up the
strongest possible minority party.
l.fs have done with fusion and be
Democrats on principle. The great
est safeguard of a people's rights is
the ability of the citizens to shift the
power. Such a minority party will
hold the dominant party in check
and so enable the citizens to shirt It.
My appreciation of the support given
me at the polls today is complete
and I thank those who voted for me
for that support.
GEORGE H. THOMAS,
DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES FOR CITY OFFICES AND COUNCILMEN
1 iV ' '-- , I - jf - $
Those wise prophets who had counted
upon a heavy primary vote will revise
their thinking machine when they glance
at the actual number of qualified electors
who exercised their right of choice yester
day. The vote cast. In spite of the fine
weather, was almost criminally small. In
precinct 9 In the Third Ward, for ex
ample, where the registration was about
400. less than 200 votes were cast. It was
the same In almost every precinct In the
city and the candidates from those in
the Mayoralty race down to those for
the Council, were keenly disappointed,
for they had counted upon running up
auch majorities that they would discour
age any ambitious oiuee-seeker from
jumping into the game as an independ
In no political campaign in recent years
fras the public at large shown such apathy
as was displayed at the primaries yester
day. There was not enough enthusiasm
abroad to involve the workers In friendly
arguments, not to mention fist fights.
The only thing that caused a stir all
day was the yellow dodger that Thomas
O. Devlin posted up in all the voting pre
etnets. Some of the bilious posters were
actually pinned to the voting tents or
tacked to the sides of the polling booths.
When the workers for the other candi
dates caught sight of the posters, they
ent up a howl, claiming that such an
ar:t was clearly In violation of the law.
-In spite of this, however, the yellow
dodgers remained 'put.''
The poster that caused the sensation
XOTIC'E TO VOTERS.
I have made no combinations with any
other candidates and I am not respon
sible for tickets or circulars distributed.
1 want every voter to choose his ticket
and I have no candidate to recommend
At a number of the voting places
pictures of various candidates were
prominently displayed and the Devlin
followers contended that If the putting
tip of the yellow posters were contrary
to the law, the displaying of the pictures
was also. At the headquarters of the
Republican City Central Committee. Sec
retary J. W. Sherwood said that he was
of the opinion that nothing illegal had
been done by Devlin and that his Interpre
tation of the law was that It was in
tended for those who were working for
the various candidates. At any rate. Sec
retary Sherwood said the Central Com
mittee would not take up the matter.
Like the voting, betting on the results
was very light. About noon Devlin fol
lowers with money were willing to bet
S to 1 that he would receive the nomina
tion. Most of the betting, however, was
done on Keliaher and Coffey. Coffey's
friends were betting even money that he
would beat Keliaher. One man offered
to bet J1000 to that Coffey would be
eecond in the race and found no takers.
The fellow who delights in playing
dirty politics was abroad bright and
early. It is an open question whether he
slept at all, for with the daylight he
was "out with his hammer." Like the
colored man, he thought he was saving
the best for the last and he must have
worked several job-printing establish
ments overtime in order to have bis
campaign slanders out in time to reach
the voters. As usual the circulars were
' without signatures, the person or person
responsible being too cowardly to stand
sponsor for the villainous slanders.
Pan Keliaher Is Attacked.
Pan Keliaher, who until yesterday
morning had passed through the cam
paign without being made a target for
mudslingers, was the object of a scur
rilous attack. When Devlin. Coffey and
Zimmerman heard of the circular, they
disclaimed any knowledge of the matter
and heartily condemned the person, or
persons, guilty ot such a low political
J. Silvcstone. candidate for Municipal
Judge, also came in for a "knock" Just
before the polls opened. The story that
the Busier brothers were financing Sit
vestone'fl campaign had been gossiped
about for weeks, but some one started
the rumor yesterday morning that Jean
. Blaster had made the rounds of all the
down-town cigar stores the day before,
telling the proprietors that if Sllvestone
received the nomination, the slot ma
chines would be allowed to come back.
Sllvestone branded the story a false.
One of the things which kept the vote
down In nearly all the precincts was the
fact that the Democratic judges appointed
failed to appear. In precinct nine it was
CCZWCLMAAf 4- l&VZD
2 o'clock before the Democratic judges
put in an appearance. In a number of
precincts they failed to come at all and
other judges had to be sworn in.
QUIET DAY FOR THE POLICE
Three Saloonkeepers Arrested for
The net result of police activity yester
day, with all members of the force on
duty throughout the day. was the arrest
of three saloonkeepers for violating the
ordinance which requires that drinking
places shall be kept closed on election
days. There were no arrests for disturb
ances of the peace at any of the -polling
places', or for any other cause, and the
day parsed very quietly. -
The first arrest made was that of
Henry Hoffman, who conducts a saloon
at 424 Hawthorne avenue. He was tak
en into custody by Detective Sergeant
Jones and Acting Detective Tichenor,
and was released upon depositing J.y
bail. John Crocker, of 41 North Sixth
street, was the second arrested. He de
posited bail and was released. The third
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTE AND TOTAL
nEVI.IN NOT SURPRISED.
T am ffattsned in every respect. I
knew I would be nominated, but my
irsjority was- larger than I had ex
pected. 1 thoroughly appreciate the
loyalty or my friend, ftnd 1 alix -feel
that long and faithful public service
has been rewarded. I feel prateful to
my opponents, who conducted clean and
honest campaigns and I pcrwonally 1
hold them in the highest regard and
beileve them to be loyal Republicans.
My friends are largely responsible for
my success. I have friends in all
parts of the city and when I sought
their aid they gave their services and
their sole motive was personal friend
ship for me.
THOMAS C. ' DEVUX.
. 35 !
Totals. West Side.. 9,144;
;: 1 -jk
:s i 78
69 : lf.o'
man was Patsy McCann. whose saloon is
at 40 North Sixth street. He was re
leased on bail.
All will be arraigned In the Municipal
Court tomorrow morning.
Vho Some of Nominees of Two Par
Thomas C. Devlin, the Republican nom
inee for Mayor, wasi born in Little Falls.
N. T.. in 1S5D. He was educated in private
schools until he was 12 years, of age, when
he went to Missouri, where he worked on
a farm. When, a little older he left the
farm and made his way through the pre
paratory schools and then college. He
obtained money to complete his educa
tion by teaching school. In 1SS3 he was
Totals East Side..
95 I 1621
8.590j 2.319" 4.2471 891
.117,734" 4.401;' 8.759 1,545
obliged to remove to Colorado on account
of his health. Mr. Devlin came to Port
land in 1S90. and a year later was em
ployed to expert -the books of the city,
being an accountant of exceptional abil
ity. For eight years- he worked in the
City Auditor's office as a deputy, and in
19,10 was elected to that office. He has
held the office contiguously since then,
having been elected for three successive
George J. Cameron. Judge of the Mu
nicipal Court, who was yesterday renom
inated by the Republicans, was born In
Scotland in 1S63. He came to Portland 17
yeare ago from Michigan,.- opened a law
office and engaged in the practice of that
profession until he was elevated to the
bench. He was a member of the Council
about ten years ago under Mayor Mason.
)Ie ha been Municipal Judge for the past
Allen G. "Rushlight, who secured the
Republican nomination for Councilman
from the Seventh Warn. Has been a
member of the City Legislature for two
years and is owner of one of the largest
plumbing establishments in Portland.
He was born in Golden City, Colo., tn
1874 and four years later came to Port
land with his parents. After attaining
his majority he engaged in the plumbing
business. Of late years he has also been
dealing in real estate, in which he has
been unsually successful.
John Annand, who secured the Repub
lican - nomination for Counoilman-al-Large
and who has been a member of
the Council for the past two years, was
born near Toronto, Canada, in 1S64. In
Canada he learned telegraphy and after
working in Montana as a train-dispatcher
for the Northern Tacific came to Port
land in 188. He was for several years
employed by the Western Union as an
operator, but for the past five years has
been connected with the Postal Tele
graph & Cable Company, of which he is
now the Portland manager.
John B. Werlein. who was yesterday
nomlnated by the Republicans for his
fourth term as City Treasurer of Port
land, was born In New Orleans, La., in
1867. He came to Portland In 1887 and
worked as a surveyor and as an expert
accountant, for seven years he has been
City Treasurer. For about fight years
before his first term he was a deputy in
the City Treasurer's office.
A. L. Barbur. Republican nominee for
City Auditor, is in charge of the collec
tions department of the Oregon Trust ft
Savings Bank, and Is prominent in fra
ternal circles in Portland. He was born
in Polk County, in 1861. and came to
Portland in 1879. For years he worked
an bookkeeper and credit man for vari
ous Front street business bouses.
John P. Kavanaugh, who yesterday re
ceived the Republican nomination for
City Attorney, is one of tho most promi
nent of the younger lawyers in Portland.
He has lived in Portland practically all
his life. For five years Mr. Kavanaugh
has been in the City Attorney's office
and Is now chief deputy under City At
George L. Baker, who was nominated
by the Republicans of the Fourth viTd
for Councilman, i a native son of Ore
gon. He was born at The Dalles, Or.,
In 1868, and has been in the theatrical
business ever since he was 16 years of
age. Mr. Baker has resided In Portland
for 18 years. At present he is general
manager of the Oregon Theater Com
pany. Mr. Baker was a member of the
REPUBLICAN NOMINEES FOR COUN OILMEN-AT-LARGE
GEORGE B. CELLARS
M. J. DBISCOLL
Porch and Lawn Furniture
With the warm days comes the demand for Porch and
Lawn Furniture. We have just received a shipment of
Rustic Furniture made from Adirondack Silver Birch
These pieces are well made and cannot be equaled for
rustic beauty. We are also showing- a complete line of
Rattan, White Maple and Painted Furniture.
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Adirondack Silver Bircl, rattan
Porch Seat in weathered finish,
rattan Mat $10.50
Comfort Porch Rocker, rattan seat
and hack; finished white maple or
painted green. $3.25
Arm Chair or Rocker, in white
maple or painted 'green; rattan
seat and hack.... .$3.75
Council between 1S98 and 1900. A few
weeks ago he was elected a member of
the Council to aucceed George S. Shep
Henrv A. Belding. Republican nom
inee for Councilman from the Sixth
ward, is serving; his second term In the
Council. He was in the Council from
1898 to 1900 from the Seventh ward.
Mr. Belding was born in Minnesota In
186S, and came to Oregon in 1877 with
his parents, who settled in Albany. He
has been in Portland since 1880 and is
a member of the firm of Belding Broth
Robert A. Preston, Republican nom
inee for Councilman from tho First
ward, Is serving a two-year term in the
Council. He Is a pharmacist and phy
sician and has a drug store at 760
Robert Andrews, who yesterday re
ceived one of the Democratic nominations
as CounclIman-at-Large. is president of
the Art Manufacturing Company. He has
alwava been an active Democrat.
John G. Heitkemper, Democratic nomi
nee for Councilman from the Ktghth
Ward Is a cigar manufacturer. He is a
member of the firm of H. Heitkemper &
Sons and has been an active Democrat in
Portland for years. .
Timotbv J. Concannon. who received
the Democratic nomination ae Council-
.r. f,nm the First vvara. is a
known grocery man.
With his son, John
C. Concannon. he conducts a store on
George B. Cellars, one of the three
Republican nominees for councilman-at-large.
has been In Portland since
1893. He was born in Carrollton, Ohio,
in 186S. After coming to Portland no
practiced law for eight years. For the
past aix years he has been interested
In the Portland Safe Company, which
he incorporated, ' and of which he is
John B. Ryan, the Democrat who will
run against Councilman Georgre I
Baker In the Fourth Ward, lias been
In Portland since 1S99. He was born
In Marion. Ohio, in 1866, . and is a
graduate of the University of Ohio, at
Cincinnati. He Is a lawyer.
Dr. Harry Lane. Mayor of Portland,
who yesterday received the Mayoralty
nomination from the Democrats for the
second time, has been a practicing phy
sician in Portland for nearly 25 years.
He Is a native of Oregon and his fam
ily is one of the most prominent in the
Pacific Northwest. He Is a son of N.
IL Lane and a grandson of General
Joseph Lane, the first territorial Gov
ernor of Oregon. Although a promin
ent Democrat for years. Dr. Lane never
held an elective office until he -was
made Mayor of Portland two years
ago, when he ran- against George H.
Williams. Dr. I.ane- was superintend
ent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum
under Governor Pennoyer, that being an
appointive office. Dr. Lane was reared
in Portland and Is a graduate of the
medical department of the University
Michael J. Driscoll. who received one
of the Republican nominations for Coun-clIman-at-La-rge,
Is one of the owners of
the Driscoll Collier Transfer Company.
For years he was a member of the firm
of Drlaeoll t Gray, his partner being
Thomas Gray, who was one of the candi
dates for the same nomination and who
Is now a member of the Council. Mr.
Driscoll was born in Connecticut In 1866
and came to Portland in IS91.
Dr. Willis I. Cottel, Republican nominee
as Councilman from the Fifth Ward, is
a physician. 4 He Is secretary and man
ager of the' Cottel Drug Company, in
Frank S. Bennett. Republican nominee
for Councilman from the Eighth Ward, is
now a member of the Council, to which
l:e was elected two years ago. Mr. Ben
nett was born in Portland and is a law
yer. George T. Smith. Democratic nominee
for City Auditor, has charge of the print
ing department of the Honeyman Hard
ware Company, Mr. Smith has been a
printer nearly all his life. He has been
connected with the Honeyman Hard
ware oCmpany for nearly six rears.
SAILORS ATTACKED FIRST
Santiago Polite Captain I'lred on
Men Before Necessary.
HAVANA, May 4. The Attorney
General of Santiago has made a re
port to the Attorney-General hero re
garding the encounter between sailors
of the American ship Tacoma and the
police of Santiago. He says that Cap
tain Lay, of the police, while remon-
strating with the sailors, who were '
acting in a disorderly manner, was
suddenly attacked by them, Captain
I.ay then fired several shots, which the
attorney says were necessary.
The attorney says he has requested ;
the indictment of Captain Lay on the ;
charge of shooting Seaman Lee.
DEAD BODY CLOSE TO HOME
(Continued from First Page.)
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So Impressed with the kidnaping theory
did Governor Lea. of Delaware, become
that he declared It mattered not what
was the cost he would ferret out, the
crime and if Delaware did not pay the
bill, he bad plenty to do It with.
The whole police machinery of the
state of Delaware was put to work on
the ca.se. in addition to the beat private
detectives that could be procured. The
clews led all over the country. Then re
ports of his capture in other cities began
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