The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 10, 1908, Image 1

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Oregon Convention for
War Secretary.
Now Trying to Stem Tide for
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
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
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.
'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.)
One View of Mr. Heney.
Jennie Olsen's Sweet
heart Mourns Her.
Woman Had Many Visitors
Who All Had Money.
Terrible Narrative of Lilfe on La
Porte Farm Related by Emile
Greening Lavished Her
Love on Lamphere.
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
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
"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
"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'
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. -
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
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.
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Ia There Brick Under Itf
Parting Address Read
to His Crews.
Commends Efficiency of Men
and Fighting Ships.
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
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
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 &.)
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 65
degrees; minimum, 39 degrees.
TODAY'S Cloudy, with poastbly light show
ers; southwest winds.
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.
Instructions for Taft make stampede to
, Roosevelt impossible. Section 1, pace 2.
Bourne's conference on third term a fizsle.
Seotlon 1, page 2.
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 1.
Political quarrel among investigators of La
Porte horrors. Section 1, page 3.
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.
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.
Will Denounce Roose
velt as Usurper.
Claim to Supremacy Over the
Army and Navy Denied.
Thinks Serrate So Unpopular That
IU Outburst Will Only Enhance
. His Strength With People Ig-
nore Action on Browaarllto.
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
"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
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.