( if T 62 Pages Pages I to 12 VOL. XXVII XO. 19. PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORXING. MAY 10. - 1908. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TUFT MEN mi BE IN CONTROL Oregon Convention for War Secretary. BOURNE'S FIGHT IS FUTILE Now Trying to Stem Tide for Instruction. MAY FAIL IN THIS ALSO Two-Thirds or tlie 23 7 State Dele gates Who Will Gather In Port land Thursday Favor ' the Ohioan. Three-fourths of the delegates in the Republican state convention of Oregon next Thursday will favor nomination of Taft for President. Under the cir cumstances, instruction of the Oregon delegates in. the National Convention for Tuft is likely, though by a. dimin ished majority. The same Taft senti ment will prevail In the convention of 110 delegates representing the First Congressional District and In the con vention of 127 delegates representing the Second District. AH three conven tions will be held in Portland on the eaine day and will be made up of nearly the same delegates. The antl-Taft work of the Bourne men has suffered 'collapse and now they are .striving to prevent Taft in structions of the National delegates. But few counties have announced them selves for Taft instructions. They are Grant, Wallowa, Lane, Klamath, Sher man and Clatsop. These counties have 33 votes In the state convention. But the Taft sentiment is so overwhelming that Taft Instructions would not be surprising. It Is quite certain that the men chosen to sit in the National Cn vention will be Taft champions. Se lection of Senator Bourne as a dele gate will stimulate the demand for in structions, in order to prevent his hos tility to. Taft from doing damage to the Taft cause. Reports From the Counties. . These statements are based on reports from all counties but three Crook, Mal heur and Gilliam. . The reports come from regular correspondents of The Oregonian, who were called upon to give a true ac count of the sentiment in their . respect ive counties. The replies, while showing the widespread Taft support, indicates that the delegates have hesitated to declare themselves as to Taft Instructions until they shall know more fully the opin ion of their neighbors. The counties are lined up as follows: For Taft Clackamas, 11; Clatsop. 7; Columbia, 6; Coos, 6; Douglas, 9; Gilliam, 3; Grant, 4; Jackson, 8; Josephine, 5; Klamath, 4; lake, 3; Lane, 12; Lincoln, 2 out of 3; Linn, majority, of 9; Marion, 13: Morrow, 3; Multnomah, 35 out of 47; Polk, 6; Sherman, 3; Tillamook, 3; Uma tilla, 8; Wallowa, 4; Wasco, 8; Washing ton. 8: Wheeler, 2 out of 3; Yamhill, 8; total, 185 out of 237 delegates, or 66 more than a majority. One of yesterday's surprises was a Taft victory in the Clackamas County convention. A Bourne plan to put through the convention an anti-in-etructlon resolution, was abandoned as futile. The convention refused to send to the state convention such well known Bourne men as Chris Schuebel and George W. Dixon. As Clackamas has been a Bourne stronghold, defeat of the Bourne workers is regarded rather significant. Another Taft vic tory was scored yesterday in Lane, where anti-Bourne delegates were chosen for the state convention and were instructed to work for Taft. Resume of the Situation. A resume of the several counties hows the following: Baker, divided: Benton, divided, opposes Taft instructions; Clackamas, favors Taft end opposes Bourne; Clatsop, favors Taft instructions and opposes Bourne. Columbia, favors Taft Instructions and IFulton: Coos, favors Taft; Douglas, favors Now, Boys, Three Cheers for the Com auander-ln-Chief. Taft and opposes Bourne; Gilliam, favors Taft; Grant, favors Taft instructions and Fulton. Jackson, favors Taft and opposes Bourne; Josephine, favors. Taft; Klamath, favors Taft instructions; Lake, favors Taft, opposes Bourne. Lane, wants Taft Instructions, opposes Bourne; Lincoln, two out of three favor Taft; Linn, majority favors Taft; Marion, favors Taft, opposes Bourne. , Morrow, favors Taft and Fulton; Mult nomah, majority of 47 favors Taft and majority opposes Taft instructions; Polk, favors Taft and Fulton and opposes Bourne; Sherman, favors Taft instruc tions and opposes Bourne. Tillamook, favors Taft, probably, and Fulton; Umatilla, favors Taft and Ful ton and opposes Bourne; Union, divided; Wallowa, favors Taft instructions and Fulton. Wasco, favors Taft and opposes Bourne; Washington, favors Taft and Fulton; Wheeler, favors Taft; Yamhill, favors Taft and Fulton and opposes Bourne. Reports by counties follow: Baker County. BAKER CITY, Or., May 9. (Special.) The only instructions of the Baker dele gation are to boost B. E. Kennedy for delegate to the National convention. Part of the delegation is strong for Taft. Don Pruitt. Benton County. CORVAXXJS, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Benton delegation is a unit for Ful ton to head the state delegation and wants the rest of the state delegation favorable to Hughes or Taft, but unin structed. Their attitude is regardless of the wishes of Bourne. B. F. Irvine. Columbia County. ST. HELENS, "Or., May 9. (Special.) The Columbia County delegation is di vided, and is without programme. As between Bourne and Fulton, it will favor Fulton, and I believe it will favor an in structed delegation. E. H. Flagg. Coos County. MARSHFIELD, Or., May 9. (Special.) The delegation from Coos County to the Republican state convention is unin structed and will probably favor Taft. A. . E. Guyton. Curry County. MARSHFIELD, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Curry County delegation is not In structed. It is very uncertain how the members will vote. A. E. Guyton. Douglas County. ROSEBURG, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Douglas County Republican delegation is decidedly anti-Bourne and against State ment No. 1. No instructions are' given as to Taft, but it is presumed that the dele gates will support him. D. C. Humphrey. Grant County. CANYON CITY, Or.. May 9. (Spe cial. ) The Grant County Republican committee met here today and elected Wells W. Wood chairman. A resolu tion was adopted favoring an instruct ed delegation for Taft for President, with Senator C. W. Fulton at its head. C. J. Mcintosh. , r Harney County. BURNS, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Harney County delegation to the state convention is composed of Republicans without collars or factional sympathies and are unlnstructed. Frank Davey. Jackson County. ASHLAND, Or., May'9. (Special.) The Jackson County delegation to the Re publican State Convention, as far as in terviewed, is strongly in favor of a Taft delegation to the National Convention though the members are noncommittal as as to whether they would favor an in structed National delegation. They are anti-Bourne. F. D. Wagner. Josephine County. GRANT3 PASS, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Josephine delegation is a Fulton dele gation. All are for an unpledged dele gation to the National Convention. C H. Clements. 'Klamath County. KLAMATH , FALLS, Or., May 9. (Special.) The delegation from this county in the state convention will favor an instructed state delegation for Taft. Frank Ira White. Lake County. LAKEVIEW, Or., May 9. (Special.) The Lake County delegation to the State Republican Convention Is antirBourne and for Taft for President. It la- unlnstructed but the members are outspoken against Bourne and for Talt State delegation proxies have been sent to G. C. Fulton. Congressional delegation proxies are in the hands of E. V. Carter, of Ashland. W. Lair Thompson. Lane County. EUGENE, Or, May 9. (Special.) The Lane County Republican conven tion, which convened at the County Courthouse at 2 P. M. today, was a harmony meeting, well attended and well managed. S. L. Moorehead, of Junction City, was made chairman, and R. S. Bryson, of Eugene, secretary. (Concluded on Page 7.) HARRY One View of Mr. Heney. TELLS OF LIFE IN HOUSE OF DEATH Jennie Olsen's Sweet heart Mourns Her. VICTIM OF BELLA GUNNESS Woman Had Many Visitors Who All Had Money. FEW WERE SEEN TO DEPART Terrible Narrative of Lilfe on La Porte Farm Related by Emile Greening Lavished Her Love on Lamphere. OKLAHOMA CITY. May 9. Here, grieving because he cannot hear from Jennie Olsen, 17 and pretty, the adopt ed daughter of Mrs. Bella Gunness, whose murdered body has been found near La Porte, Ind., Emile Greening,, a carpenter, and his brother, Fred, ' a painter, who both worked last Summer om the farm, tell stories of the visits of mysterious men to the woman's house and their mysterious disappear ance. Emile Greening does not yet know that the body of his murdered sweet Tieart has been found. "Jennie and I were good friends and she told a good deal about herself when we were alone," said Greening today. "When her mother decided to send her away to California with a professor who was reported to have come after her, but whom I never saw, Jennie came to me and declared that she would never go. Jennie Gone in the Morning. "In the morning I insisted on seeing Jennie, and her mother told me she had been awake almost all night and that she waB asleep and did not want' to be disturbed.-' I was sent on an errand late that morning, and when I got back I was told that Jennie was gone. I wrote to her, but 1 gave the two letters to Mrs. Gunness. I never received any answer and Anally I got so tired working around the place without seeing Jennie that I left. I don't believe there ever was a professor, for I slept in the room next to Jennie's and I did not hear any man's voice. "Mrs. Gunness later told me that Jennie had left at 4 o'clock that same morning, but no one saw her leave and no one about the place ever saw the professor. All the day following the dlsapearance of Jennie, Mrs. Gunness was very nervous. Many Came and Left Trunks. "Mrs .Gunness received men visitors all the time. A different man came nearly every week,, and they always stayed at the house.. She introduced them as her cousins, and they came from Kansas, South Dakota, Wisconsin and many from Chicago. Several were- never seen to leave the place. Many men who came brought their trunks with them, and they rarely took the trunks away. We never knew when to expect these fellows, but they almost always had money. ."Mrs. Gunness kept them with her all the time in the parlors and bedrooms; She was always careful to make the children stay away from her cousin, who rarely tried to show them any af fection. "After Jennie left the visitors were supposed to occupy her room, which was next to mine, but I was never able to hear them at night. Sent Off on False Errand. "I never knew of Mrs. Gunness be stowing her affections upon any of her hired hands except Ray Lamphere. So many men came and I saw so little of them that' I cannot remember many of them, but I distinctly remember Mr. Moo, who came from Chicago the day before Christmas, 1906. He was with Mrs. Gunness almost constantly. When he left his trunks stayed behind and no one saw him go. It was several days before Mrs. Gunness admitted that he .was gone. "Shortly . afterward Mrs. Gunness sent me to Michigan City to get a MURPHY DRAWS SEVEN LITTLE CARTOONS Next! horse that she said Moo had promised to give her. I took a day to make the trip. When I got to Michigan City, something was wrong and I was told to come back for the horse later. But when I returned to the farm another cousin, who was there when" I left, was gone. "In about two weeks I was again sent to Michigan City and still there was no horse, . but when I got back another cousin was missing, and no one around the place had seen him leave. "Moo's trunk wae in the Gunness home July 11, 1907, when I left the place. His wasn't the only one. There were about 15 other trunks, and one room was packed full of all kinds of men's clothing. Mrs. Gunness said that the cousins had left their clothes and that she was not certain they would be back for them. "In the light of what happened re cently, I can see that many bloody and ! s' 2 Maj.-Gen. Sir James Willcocks, - Commanding British Army in War on Hohmaadi In India. mysterious things were going on right under my nose. Where No Man Must Look. "Mrs. Gunness had a little place fenced off just south of the kitchen. She never allowed any of the hands to go near it, and she was always in a rage if a man looked that way when he was passing. Two sides of it were barricaded with barrels and boxes, shutting off the , view, but from the other two sides you could see that it looked like a garden in soots-" ' That Bar Lamphere, the lover of Mrs. Gunness, and under arrest charged with being an accomplice to the wholesale murders, was the only man that ever enjoyed her continued affections, and that he was the only one that she lavished her money on. Is the belief of Fred Greening. - BARNES PLEADS N0TEU1LTY DOES NOT YET KNOW MRS. AL DRICH'S BODY IS FOUND. Officers Think They Have a Clear Case Against Him and Do Not Desire Confession. WALLA WALLA, Wash.. May 9. (Special.) Bud Barnes today pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder in the first degree preferred against him for the killing of Mrs. Anna Aldrlch. He showed no emotion whatever and kept his eyes steadily on the face of Prosecuting Attorney Rupp as the com plaint was read. The complaint had, been written so no Indication of the finding of the body and the instrument with which death was caused would be be made. Barnes was not . sweated today, as the officers feel sure they have such a tight net of evidence around him it makes no difference whether he con fesses or not. .It has been found where he bouyt the plckhandle with which the deed was done, the storekeeper having iden tified it. Barnes will probably be de fended by City Attorney Oscar Cain. He asked that Judge Brents appoint Cain. Maurice Fltzmaurice, who came to Walla Walla Wednesday and an nounced he was an attorney from Pen dleton and had been appointed to de fend Barnes.yhas withdrawn from the case. Jeff Doggett, former husband of Mrs. Anna Aldrich. who is believed to know much of the murder of the woman, was located today near Sprague, Wash., by Deputy Sheriff Floyd Haviland. His dis covery upsets the theory held last night y the authorities that he had been mur dered following the disappearance of Mrs. Aldrich. n n n P OCIQ0 0 U J " GO 0 Ia There Brick Under Itf EVANS' FAREWELL TO ATLANTIC FLEET Parting Address Read to His Crews. HIS FLAG FALLS FOREVER Commends Efficiency of Men and Fighting Ships. ACTIVE CAREER IS ENDE& Admiral Thomas' Ensign Flies at Connecticut Masthead as He Takes Commend Brilliant Re ception by Oakland People. SAN FRANCISCO, May 9. Rear-Ad-miral Robley D. Evans' flag today was hauled down from the main truck of the Connecticut in San Francisco bar ber amid a salute of 13 guns, and to night the first commander-in-chief of America's first battleship fleet is on his way to Ills home in Washington, to remain on waiting orders until the date of his retirement for age on his sixty-second birthday, the 18th of Au gust next. Accompanied by members of his family and staff. Admiral Evans left at 6:20 P. M. No' advance an nouncement of the hour of departure had been made, in order that crowds at the Ferry terminal and Oakland railway station might be avoided- As the blue ensign of the retiring commander fluttered down to the af terbrldge of the Connecticut, a new flag of similar design was broken out in token of the presence of a new chief, Rear-Admiral Charles M. Thom as, who brought the ships from Mag dalena Bay to Santa Cruz, and who acted for Admiral Evans at all the South American and Southern Califor nia social functions of the cruise tak ing over control of the big fleet in his own right. Salute to the New Commander. The bunting of the new commander was saluted by 13 guns fired from every ship in the fleet, the waters of the bay and the green surrounding hills echoing the signal shots. On board each of the 16 battleships, the six torpedo boat destroyers and the auxiliaries of the Atlantic fleet, an address from the departing commander-in-chief was read. Admiral Evans was not permitted by his physician to go aboard the Connecticut during the ceremonies attending his relinquish ment of active naval service. The ad dress expressed the great regret the Admiral felt In leaving the ships, and his thanks for the loyal support of the men and officers during his long tour of command. Praises Fleet's Efficiency. The address in full was as follows: United States Atlantic Fleet. V. S. S. Con necticut, Flagship. San Francisco, Cat., May , 1908. Fleet General Order No. . Upon relinquishing command of the United States Atlantic fleet -and hauling down my flag this day aboard the U. S. S. Connecticut, flagship. 1 desire to express to the officers and men of the fleet my great regret at leav ing them and my appreciation of and hearty thanks for their continuous and loyal sup port. It has been a source of much grati fication and pride to me. throughout my pe riod of command, not only to see the num ber of vessels in the fleet steadily increase and the units become more and more formi dable, but to see the steady improvement In drill shooting and in everything that tends to efficiency and especially to witness the growth of that feeling of comradeship and esprit which transforms a group of vessels into an efficient war fleet. I am sure that both officers and men feel this same pride In the great Increase of efficiency in these matters and as It has been accomplished through their loyalty and zeal, to them I extend my thanks for all that they have done. Best Wishes for Future. In taking leave of them I wish to say to each and every one that they have my warmest sympathy and best wishes for con tinued prosperity and good fortune in the future. I shall always watch their move ments with pride and interest and I trust they will extend to my successor the same loyalty and hearty support that they have alwas given to me. in order that I may be albe to see from my home, the fleet which I am now leaving progressing steadily in efficiency, so that It may Justify the faith ON LIVE TOPICS OF THE DAY CITY Leather, 'Jersey! jroi.s r s 55tiS;-yiK (c sz. . i . sj bk-a vUxW rvin of our people that our war fleet Is and al ways will be a perfect source of strength for upholding the safety and honor of our flag and "a security for such as pass on the seas . upon their lawful occasions." I. desire that this order may be read as soon ' as possible at a special muster aboard every ship in the fleet as a farewell greeting from' a departing Commander-in-Chief hi whose heart the officers and men will ever find the warmest sympathy. . . R. . EVANS. Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy, Commander-in- Cblet United States Atlantic Fleet. Ceremony Is Simple. The salutes prescribed by naval regula tions were the only manifestations of pomp or ceremony attending Admiral Thomas' assumption of command. It was his desire that the requirements of the occasion should be as simple as possible. Not long after his flag was flying he had returned to the shore to participate in the welcome which Oakland across the bay desired to extend to the fleet. After a late night ashore attending the city banquet at the St. Francis and the Greenway ball at the Falrmount Hotel, senior and junior officers alike were turned out early this morning to march in a brigade parade of bluejackets and marines from the combined fleets through (Continued on Page &.) CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER The Weather. YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 65 degrees; minimum, 39 degrees. TODAY'S Cloudy, with poastbly light show ers; southwest winds. Foreign. French mob tries to lynch woman who murdered many children. Section 8, page 12. Irish landowner's story of suffering from boycott. Section 4, page 1. Increase of tippling among English society women. Section 4, page & National. Senators to denounce Roosevelt as usurper because he claims supremacy over Army. Section 1, page 1. Programme for conference of Governors. Section 1. page 2. House annuls New Mexico law which rail roads dictated. Section 1, page S. Debate on forest policy winds up in Senate. Section 1, page 5. Floor leaders of House Indulge In wordy encounter over honest elections. Section 1, page' 4. Politics. Instructions for Taft make stampede to , Roosevelt impossible. Section 1, pace 2. Bourne's conference on third term a fizsle. Seotlon 1, page 2. Domestic. Woman arrested as Bella Gunness proves he Is Mrs. Herron and is released. Seo tlon 1. page 8. Interstate Commission to investigate pro posed Increase of rates. Section 1, page 4. Railroads conciliate shippers by ' settling claims promptly. Section 1, page 4. Union PaciflCs earnings Increase and shop men return to work. Section 1, page 4. Sweetheart ox Jennie Olsen tells of my terles of Gunness farm. Section l.page 1. Political quarrel among investigators of La Porte horrors. Section 1, page 3. Sport. Spokane wins lnterscholastic track meet of Northwest. Section 2, page 2. Pacific 'TThlversity defeats Newberg In track meet. Section 2, page 2. University of Washington wins ball game with University or Idaho. Section 2, page 2 Coast League scores: Portland 1, San Fran cisco 0; Oakland 2. Los Angeles 1. Sec tion 2, page 2. Ketchel knocks out Jack (Twin) Sullivan la 20 rounds. Section 2, page 2- Results of Stanford try-out for Olympic team. Section 2, page 2. Yale wins track meet with Princeton. Sec tion 1, page 2. Pacific Coast. Admiral Evans' farewell to fleet; sailors parade in Oakland. Section 1, page 1. Case of ex-Sheriff C. Sam Smith in hands of jury. Section 1, page 7. King County to help Senator Ankeny in his campaign for re-election. Section 1, page 6. Portland realty men take excursion to Hood River. Section 1. page 6. Sports. Whitman and Pullman worthy rivals of . Oregon track team this year. Section 4, page 7. Grammar school league season nears climax. Section 4, page 7. Multnomah has strong ball nine this year. Section 4, pegs 7. Beavers please Portland fans. Section 4, page tt. Many entries for Wemme automobile race. Section 4, page 6. Multnomah may sever relations with Seattle Athletic Club. Section 4, page tt. Commercial and Marine. California millers after Northern wheat. Section 4, page 9. Bearish sentiment prevails in Chicago wheat pit. Section 4, pge 9. Stock market animated and buoyant. Sec tion 4. page 9. Deposits of New York banks 2, 000,000,000. Section 4, page 9. Foreign exports of grain are holding up well for month of May. Section 4, page S. Portland and Vicinity. Taft will control Oregon State Convention. Section 1. page 1. Absence of Martin's sister-in-law delays in dictment of suspect. Section 1, page 10. District Attorney Manning indorsed by Title Guarantee & Trust Company de positors. Section 2, page 12. Public urged to plan Rose Festival decora tions now. Section 1. iage 8. Drill by Portland public school children to be held May 28. Section 3, page 12. Formal opening of Portland Commercial Club's new home set for June 12. Sec tion 3. page 10. East Side Club finds gain of 42 per cent in building over last year. Section 3, page 9. Real estate and building news. Section 8. page 8. Trial of land-fraud cases postponed to June 2. Section, page No Blots There. SENATE'S HATRED WILL BREAK OUT Will Denounce Roose velt as Usurper. BECAUSE HE ASSERTS POWER Claim to Supremacy Over the Army and Navy Denied. ROOSEVELT QUITE CALM Thinks Serrate So Unpopular That IU Outburst Will Only Enhance . His Strength With People Ig- nore Action on Browaarllto. BASIS OF BOOSkvelTS CLAM. Article n. Section 2, clause 1 of the Constitution of the United Stalest ' enumerating the duties of the Presi dent, saya: "The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the JLrmy and Navy of the United States end of the militia, of the ee-raral states when called into the actual servioe of the United Btmtaa." WASHINGTON. May tWBpeclal.) A sensational debate is promised In the Senate next week. The war between the President of the United States and the upper branch of Congress Is expected to reaeh a climax. A number of Senators, Republicans as well as Democrats, are preparing to deliver speeches of eavage denunciation of the man in the White House. "Usurper," ,tyrant,,, "Caesar," "viola tor of the Constitution," "despot," will be some of the milder expressions. While Mr. Roosevelt ia calmly confer ring at the White House with Governors of states and other eminent citizens as to ways and means of conserving and developing the country's natural resources, the grave and reverend Senators are pre paring to put the President on their rhet orical gridiron. Roast Roosevelt to a Turn. Long has there been a strain of rela tions between the executive and a ma jority of the Senators. For several years the fires have been smoldering. Occas slonally they have 'broken forth in a bit of red flame and have then subsided. Next week a conflagration is expected a holocaust. The poor President is to be roasted to a turn. Some of the more level-headed Republican Senators are try ing to avert the outbreak. They fear its possible effect upon the National cam paign. But the chances are their efforts will come to naught. The feeling is too bitter. It can't be kept down. , Senator Rayner, of Maryland, is known to "have In pickle another philippic against the President a regular simoon of the desert which will make his former speech look by contrast like a pleasant aephyr. Fornker Will Force Action. Today Senator Foraker again served notice upon thfe Senate that he would not permit adjournment of the session for the Summer without action upon his bill to restore the Brownsville soldiers to the ranks of the Army. Mr. Foraker and the other Republican opponents of the President are evidently determined to im prove to the utmost this opportunity to "get even." The Senate Is fairly seething with anger over the letters which the President re cently wrote to individual Senators, vir tually defying them and announcing his determination to govern the Army in his own way, and it will probably prove Im possible to suppress the expected storm. Roosevelt Will Enjoy It. One of the most interesting phases of this feud between the President and the Senate is that Mr. Roosevelt looks upon it with the utmost composure. He be lieves that the Senate Is so unpopular with the masses of the people that every time it defeats one of his measures or (Concluded on Page 2.) Don't Forjset These.