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THE- SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, MAY 10, . 1908.
NO STAMPEDE TO
Walter-Wellman Predicts the
j ! Nomination of Taft at
MAJORITY- IS PLEDGED
AffTertlsed Cyclonic Rushes to Any
Candidate ... Ttarrly. Materialise.
: Table Shows Taft Strength
' ; Figured Conservatively.
Walter WeUmm in Chicago Record-Herald.
WASHINGTON, May.. It is the ex
pected tKat has , happened. There is
now a distinct and somewhat impres
sive revival of talk of nominating
President Roosevelt for another term.
There is now more such talk than ever
before. When, we say it was expected
we mean that; it was looked for by
ev'ery man who understands American
politics, including President Roosevelt
himself. Those who thought the Presi
dent's reiteration of his earlier state
ment that . he . was ; not a candidate
would for all time put. a. stop to talk
of him as a possible nominee were mis
taken, . It was inevitable that at va
rious stages of the anteiconvention
campaign a man as popular and power
ful as the President should be taken
up for consideration in the day's gos
sip. That is a part of the human na
ture of politics. Mr. Roosevelt fore
saw It months ago, and said then that
under no circumstances would he issue'
any further statement as to his inten
tions. This" , has been authoritatively
repeatefl . recently.- 'Unless tne Presl-
dent changes his mind, the convention
will meet without any further word
Slay Stampede to. Roosevelt.
And what wul happen then? It is
just -now- a'favorite idea with many
political writers and the men who are
Interviewed for publication that the
convention will stampede for Roose
velt; 'that some man with a great voice
will start a l.urrah for the President
and that the convention will lose its
head and in. a tremendous wave of en
thusiasm give the nomination to the
President by acclamation. Or that. If
this does not happen, during te first
ballot some delegation or delegations
will start voting tor Roosevelt, others
will follow and In a few moments the
convention will be in an indescribable
uproar and excitement as delegation
after delegation rushes to join the
movement, till the nomination of the
President Is achieved in a frenzied
Esther of these things is possible.
Readers Of these dlspatehes will recall
that from the first it has been pointed
'. out in. them some such eruption must
' always'ba considered as lurking' li the
background,' and that the Chicago con
vention ..would . nominate one of ' two
men Taft r Roosevelt. "Till a nomi
nation Is actually made thin Roosevelt
cloud must inevitably hang over the
convention. "Nothing can i remove it,
not even .Roosevelt himself. The Pres
ident'; recognises -this, thinks it would
be presumptuous of him to issue an
other declination upon the assumption
that his 'nomination Js: Impending, and
sitys if what ;he .has already, said is
not enough to stop It, nothing that he
can sa-y would stop it. ......
I Majority Pledged to Taft.
Thafa' Roosevelt earthquake is pos
sible,.' every sensible man. must admit.
But those who think it probable or almost-certain
should analyze the situa
tion more carefully. . In the first place,
advertised 'stampedes rarely como. In
tHe Becond' place, the stampede the
psychological cyclone which upsets the
reason ' of men : and drives them Into
something akin to temporary insanity
lis how regarded by most people as
exceedingly silly business, unworthy of
men who deal in a serious way with
the serious affairs of life; and there is
no reason whatever to suppose that the
Chicago convention Is in any large
part to be composed of men who do
not know their own minds or who pos
sess no stamina or power of resistance
tcr emotional excitement, either natu
rally -or artificially produced round
about them. .
In the third place, a clear majority
of delegates to that convention are
going to Chicago determined to nomi
nate Judge Taft. Moreover, virtually
a majority of all the delegates will go
there. Instructed to vote for Taft. The
claim .la made by Judge Taft's friends
and managers that he will have 700
votes' on the first ballot and that a
clear majority of the delegates will be
instructed for him. This is the opinion
of President Roosevelt, and he -is close
ly watching every phase of the situa
tion. If it be true that anything like
700 delegates out of 980 are for Taft,
and especially if it be true that a ma
jority or almost a majority are in
structed for him, it Is difficult to see
how a Roosevelt stampede can be
worked with any show of , success.
Whatever unlnstructed delegates might
do, certainly those who had received
instructions from their constituents
could not vote for Roosevelt or anyone
else as long as Taft was In the field.
; Figures Are Conservative.
How many .. instructed and unln
structed ' delegates is Taft likely to
have? It is impossible to say with
absolute accuracy. Some delegates
have not been chosen. There are dis
putes, as to whether . some already
elected are instructed or not, and of
course differences of opinion as to the
leanings of some of the unlnstructed
delegates. But using the somewhat
full Information which has come to me
from various sources, disregarding the
claims made by the rival campaign
managers, discounting the probable
outcome of contests and Including del
egates not yet chosen but as to whose
status there is not much doubt, 1 have
prepared a table of the votes in the
Chicago convention. It Is only approx
imately accurate. If anything, it is
too conservative as to the strength,
both instructed and unlnstructed, of
Taft.. In both columns I give Taft
fewer votes than are claimed for him
by his friends.
This table Is as follows:
' V " To'al Taft. Alio
delpfca- instruc- . for
- tlons. Hons. Taft.
Alabama 22 X4 . . 4
Alaska 2 2
Arizona - j
Arkansas 18 14 "2
California 20 u
Colorado . 10 10
Connecticut 14 . . .- ' 14
Delaware .- a ...
District, of Columbia. . 2 ... , ...
Florida '. . T . 10 10
Georgia. . art i'2
Hawaii -. . "2 . . . ' 2
Idaho'.'.-. . i. .-: 6 ; K ...
Illinois ; 54 2
Indiana . ao ... . ,
lo ..... ..... . -M -a ... ...
Kansas 2i) 2a ...
Kentucky . . 26
Louisiana ............ 18
Maryland . 16
Massachusetts ........ '32
Michigan : 28
Minnesota 22 '
Mississippi ........... 20
Missouri . .. , .16 .
.Nevada - 6
N'ow -Hampshire 8
New Jersey ............ 24
New Mexico 2
New York 7S
North Carolina 24
North Xakota 8 '
Ohio t 4fl
Oregon . .' '8
Pennsylvania 68 -'
ft I 6
13 . 4
, . . 1 18
2 . 2
21 ' ....
31! ' ...
... v 5
Porto Rico 2 ... 2
Rhode Island 8 ... ...
South Carolina 18 ... 14
South Dakota 8 8
Tennessee 24 24
Texas .. 86 . 36
Utah 6 6
Vermont 8 ... - 4
Virginia 24 14 10
Washington 10 10 - ...
West Virginia 14 14 ...
Wisconsin 26 1
Wyoming 6 6
Total .... ......080 ' 483' 161
According to the foregoing, which is
substantially correct, Taft is to go into
the convention with 485 Instructed del
egates .and 181 other delegates who
have pronounced or are known to be
for him. Inasmuch as 491 votes make
a nomination, it will he ; seen that,
barring the much-talked-of upheaval
for Roosevelt,' the struggle is already
over. And how can there be a stam
pede to Roosevelt when nearly a ma
jority (and possibly -a majority) of the
whole convention is to be under in
struction for Taft?
It Is pretty clear that there will be
no stampede. If delegates were to dis
regard their instructions ind vote for
Roosevelt instead of Taft on the first
ballot and Roosevelt were to be nomi
nated, he could not accept. He could
not in honor take a nomination thrust
upon him by treachery to his friends.
There are ways in which Roosevelt
could be named so that he could In
honor accept so that it would be his
duty to accept but a stampede Involv
ing disregard of instructions is not one
of them. Nor is any such thing at all
CLERK APPEALS FOR AID
ASKS COMMISSION TO MAKE
Says Southern Pacific Charges' Him
" Vp With Unpaid Freight
SALEM, Or., May 9. (Special.) P. E.
Blackman, chief freight clerk of the
Southern Pacific at Roseburg. has ap
pealed to the Oregon Railroad Commis
sion for aid in securing relief from what
he believes to be an injustice done him
by the Southern Pacific He says that a
carload of horses was shipped to Rose
burg from Rawlins, Wyo., and the way
bill marked prepaid on a 36-foot car.
The car was shipped- by W. S. Booth
and to himself at Roseburg. Seeing the
waybill marked prepaid, Blackman deliv
ered the horses to Booth. ' Later the
Southern Pacific' Company notified him
that the car was 36V4 feet long and that
$30.08 additional should have been col
lected from Booth.' . ,' ' .
The company deducted the $30.08 from
his salary of $75 and left him-to get the
money from Booth. Blackman says
Booth challenges the Southern Pacific to
sue him for; the $30.08. but the company
will not do so. Blackman says he cannot
afford to go into court, so he 1m out the
money through what he believes to be
no fault of his. The Railroad Commis
sion will investigate ' and see what can
be done for Blackman's relief. - '
YALE DEFEATS PRINCETON
Runs Vp Big Score of 73 to 31 in
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 9. Yale
had no trouble In defeating Prince
ton In the dual games on Yale field
this afternoon, the final score being:
Yale 73; Princeton 31. Yale got nine
firsts, 10 seconds, eight thirds; Prince
ton got four firsts, three seconds and
The wind blew strongly across the
track when the .arst event was called.
120-yard hurdles Won by L. V. Howe,
Yale: second, D. R. Robbins, Yale; third,
L. King. Yale. Time. :16 4-6.
100-yard dash Won by R. B. Carey,
Yale: second, W. B. Connors. Princeton;
third. R. VA. Gamble, Princeton. Time,
Mile run Won by F. L. McQee. Prince
ton; second, R. A. Spitser. Yale; third, A.
A. Coney. Yale. Time, 4:32 .
440-yard dash Won by J. C. Allee,
Princeton; 'second, R. W. Lamontalgne,
Yale; third, M. B. Vilas, Yale. Time,
800-yard run Won by O. H- Whlteley.
Princeton: second. M. D. KlrJaisolT. Yale;
third. V. V. Tllson. Yale. Tlirw. 2:01 4-5.
220-yard hurdles-Won by D. D. Robins,
Yale; second, L,. V. Howe, Yale; third, L..
King, Yale. Time, 25 seconds.
Shotput Won by G. I,. Buhrman, Yale,
distance 42 feet. Inch; second, W. H.
Thompson, Princeton, distance 38 feet, 10
Inches; third. D. M. Mc'adyen, Princeton,
distance 38 feet,- 6. Inches. -;
220-yard ' dash Won by R. H. Carey,
Yale; second, John Lilley. Yale; third, W.
B. Connors, Princeton. Time. :22 2-6.
High jump Tie between X. A. Riley and
E. H. Coy. both of Yale: third place was a
tie between W., E. Talcott and T. S. Clark,
of Princeton. :
Pole-Vault Won by Yale, A. C. Gilbert,
W. Dray and F. T. Nelson stopping at 11
feet, ft Jtvches, owing; to rain.
Two-mile .ru Won by G. Brown, Yale;
second. W. L. McGeo, Princeton; third, M.
Weeks, Yale. Time. 15:09.
Broad Jumn Won by v . B. Connors,
Princeton, -distance 21 feet, 1 Inches; sec
ond, ..Daoust, Yale, 20 feet. 1144 Inches;
third, Ii..H. Simons, Princeton, 20 feet, 9
Hammer-throw Won by C. T. Coney,
Yale, distance. 147 feet. 1 i inches; second,
W. A. Doebel, Yale, distance 138 feet, 11
Inches; third, 1 P. Bl8elow, Yale, 13 feet,
VAXDERBILT MAY WIX DERBY
His Seasick II Has Equal Chance
With Belmont's Norman III.
LONDON. - May 9. W. J. Vanderbilfs
colt Seasick II. which it has been de
cided to send over from France to run
In the Epsom Derby, was given a promi
nent place in the betting today, 16 to 2
being laid against him. These odds in
dicate that his chances are regarded as
practically equal to those of August Bel
mont's Norman III.
During the last six weeks August Bel
mont heads the list of winning owners
with $30,000 to his credit, and Richard
Croker is second with $20,000. Danny
Maher, the American jockey, tops-the list
O. A. C. 5; Chemawa 1.
CORVALLIS. Or.. May . Special.)
O. A. C. defeated the Chamawa Indians
in the second and last game of the series
played here this afternoon by a score of
6 to I. The game was a hotly-fought
contest to the fifth inning. O. A. C. bring
ing in three runs. Errors, O. A. C. 1,
Chemawa 4. Hits, O. A. C. 6, Chemawa 5.
Travis Wins President's Cup.
NEW YORK, May 9. Walter J. TraVis
was the winner today f in the final
round of 36 holes, match play, for the
President's cup, on the links of. the
Gareen City Golf Club. Travis defeated
Chadwlck E. Sawyer, up and T to
PLAN TO SAVE
Governors Confer With Presi
dent on Conservation
GATHER AT WHITE HOUSE
Meeting Promises to Be Historic and
Is First Time President Has
- Met State Executives.
Experts Will Talk.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 9. History will be made
at this week's White House conference
on natural resources. For history
making, conditions are remarkably
favorable, -.ever before has a Presi
dent of the United States conferred
with all the Governors of the states.
Never before has the White House,
with its long record of social and state
functions, sheltered a large convention
called for the consideration of a great
public issue. And never before- has
the whole .broad Question of the con
servation of this country's natural re
sources been brought before a great
deliberative body as the sole ubject
of Its consideration.
The reception accorded to this project
Indicates that the people of the country
expect- definite results of a far-reaching
character. After hearing from experts
the conditions the country is facing, the
members of the conference will themselves
decide . whether anything ought to be
done, and what. Some have suggested the
advisability of forming a great National
organization to carry forward the plans
originated in the conference. The prob
ability as that, at the least, some basis
will be laid for future co-operation be
tween the Federal and state governments
In a vigorous policy of conservation, for
one of the things which will be shown
most forcibly at the conference is mat
neither the states nor the Federal Gov
ernment can make satisfactory headway
Recalls Historic Conference.
The present situation is much the same
as was faced just before the adoption
of the Federal constitution, and the more
enthusiastic believe that the coming con
ference will have just as far reaohing
results, and become auite as historic, as
those meetings which led up to the form
ation of the constitution. They recall
that the whole question of a constitution
had its direct origin In a meeting pro
moted by George Washington for the
consideration of f!he 'control and develop
ment of the Potomac.
The detailed arrangements for the con
ference accord with the importance ' of
the discussion and with the prominence
of the men In attendance. For the meet
ing the famous East Room of the White
House will be quite transformed. Along
the east wall will be placed a combined
framework and platform 52 feet In length
and 19 feet high. This will be artistically
covered with green velvet, trimmed with
gold rope. The purpose of such a large
framework Is to afford a proper setting
for two giant maps of the United States,
made by the Forest Service, to which
constant reference will be made.
The two maps are the largest, so far
as is known, ever made by mechanical
process. Each measures 12 by 16 feet
and each la colored to show graphically
the various resources of the country.
One of them is . devoted to mineral re
sources and the second to all other re
sources. Governors in Seats of Honor.
The Governors will occupy the seats
of honor just In front of the platform
Attendance at the sessions will be care
fully restricted to those connected with
the conference. The White House, ex
cept for the executive offices, will be
entirely closed to visitors during the
three days of the meeting. x And bo tour
ists will not have even the usual oppor
tunity to see the building. This strict
arrangement has been necessitated by
the limited capacity of the east room
and by the great number of requests
which have been made. The outlook Is
that the Governors and delegates, to
gether with Cabinet members, justices of
the Supreme Court and members of Con
gress, will entirely fill the east room.
Three social functions will marRT
conference week. The first will be a
dinner given Tuesday evening by Pres
ident Roosevelt. At this dinner a
President of the United States will for
the first time meet socially the Gover
nors of practically all the States and
Territories. At the dinner President
Roosevelt will also entertain the Jus
tices of the Supreme Court, Secretar
ies Wilson and Garfield of the cabinet,
whose departments are peculiarly con
cerned in the conference, the members
of the Inland Waterways Commission
and the special guests William Jen
nings Bryan, James J. Hill, Andrew
Carnegie and John Mitchell. Ex
President Cleveland, who was invited,
will probably be unable to attend be
cause of his recent indisposition.
Mr. Gifford Pinchot will give a recep
tion Thursday evening at his resi
dence, 1615 Rhode Island avenue. There
the delegates, conferees, cabinet mem
bers, chiefs of Government bureaus
and members of the press will have an
opportunity tqmeet the Governors and
the members of the Inland Waterways
Mrs. Roosevelt Will Receive.
Mrs. Roosevelt, will give a garden
party Friday afternoon in the south
grounds of the White House, In honor
of the visiting Governors. All of the
guests will be presented to Mrs. Roose
velt. Music will be furnished by the
Marine Band. 1 . v
Two remarkable publications have
direct connection with the conference.
The text book for much of the discus
sion will be the appendix to the pre
liminary report of the Inland Water
ways Commission.. It gives accurate
figures upon the decline of steam navi
gation upon Western rivers, and even
goes into such detail as' to present the
names of practically all steamers ply
ing on the Mississippi.
It shows in detail how the tonnage
on tho inland waterways has declined.
WEALTH OF i
and gives other information little short
of startling on rail and water trans
portation. It presents a list of all the
canals In the country, and tells which
of them is owned or controlled by rail
roads. It presents, too, a list of the
abandoned canals, and shows why they
were abandoned. These are only a few
things shown in this work, which is
really a great encyclopedia of the
waterways of this country. It repre
sents a great deal of hard work on the
part of the Bureau of Corporations, '
which was chiefly In charge of its
The second publication will be de
voted to a history of the conference.
The proceedings will, be reported
stenographically, and will be edited
and published in book form with illus
conference will open Wednesday
morning. May 13. As the Governors ar
rive at the White House they will be re
ceived by the President. Thereafter the
President and the Governors will join the
delegates in the East room, and the Pres
ident will open the conference with an
address. He will probably be followed by
Andrew Carnegie, who will speak on
"Ores and Related Minerals." James. J.
Hill, who will speak later, will present
his estimate of the railroad extensions
which will be demanded by the future
needs of the country, and their cost. He
will discuss the important questions of
terminals a question which is giving rail
road men no little anxiety.
Experts Will Attend.
The subject of navigation will be pre
sented by Professor Emory R. Johnson,
profess6r of transportation and commerce
in the University of Pennsylvania.
"Power" will be considered by H. S.
Putnam, electrical engineer, New York.
He will present estimates of the power
now developed in this country, and the
probable rate of increase. The most im
portant phase of his discussion, however,
will be that In which he will" deal with
the electrification of railroads. Mr. Put
nam is consulting engineer in connection
with the proposed electrification of the
New York Central and the New York,
New Haven & Hartford.
Dr. T. C. Chamberlain, professor of
geology in the University of Chicago,
will tell in detail about the $500,000,000
waste which this country suffers every
year through soil wash. He will develop
the fact that normally soil ought to grow
richer with cultivation, and will outline
the way in which erosion can be pre
vented. R. A. Long, of Kansas City, will make
estimates on the timber supply of the
country, and will tell the necessity, as
viewed by a practical lumberman, of
Dr. George M. Kober, of Washington,
D. C, in presenting the subject of sani
tation, will devote himself particularly
to the practical benefits of a pure water
supply for cities. He has prepared
figures to show that the expense of se
curing pure water is more than met by
Will Talk on Reclamation.
Honorable George C. Pardee, of Oak
land, Cal., will describe the benefits of
reclamation. He will show that Irriga
tion and the drainage of swamp lands
can be co-ordinated with the checking of
floods and the development of power.
Judge Joseph M. Cacey, of Cheyenne,
Wyo., will discuss the"necessity of good
land laws, and will show that the coun
try's resources will beT better conserved
by a system of small freeholds than by
the tenantry system; '
Hon. H. A. Jaetro, of Bakersfleld, Cal.,
president of the .American National
Livestock Association, will discuss graz
ing and stockraislng in relation to na
tural "resources. He will show that over
grazing has greatly reduced the capacity
of grazing lands in the United States. .
Dr. I. C. White, state geologist" of
West Virginia and professor of geology'
In the University of West Virginia, will
make estimates on the duration of
mineral fuels. He will tell about the
Improvident system of mining by which
only about 50 per cent of the coal Is re
moved, and will explain how coal is
wasted in heating, smelting and gas pro
duction. He will explain how the coal
supply can be conserved and will con
sider possible substitutes for fuel. The
discussion on coal mining will be led by
John Mitchell, ex-president of the
United Mine Workers.
As the conference proceeds the Gov
ernors and delegates will have oppor
tunities to ask questions and make sug
gestions. After the experts have been
heard they will 'consider what ought to
be done in encouragement of a policy of
BROTHER TO THE RESCUE
Jerry Crort Denies Charges of Pro
. fessionalism Against Henry.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 9. (Special.)
Henry Croft, the young Seattle boxer who
Is accused in a dispatch from Juneau of
having fought professionally all over
Alaska, never fought a professional match
in his life, according to the statement of
his brother, Jerry Croft, of Tacoma. The
boys are the sons of Edmond Croft, who
was a member of the last State Legisla
ture, from Pierce County. The elder Croft
is a well-known and respected citizen of
Tacoma and Is worth about $300,000, most
of which is In Tacoma real estate. At
present Henry Croft and his father are on
a ranch which the elder Croft owns at
Coos Bay, Or. Jerry is looking after his
father's business Interests in Tacoma.
The family ia indignant at the insinua
tions that have been made against Henry.
"My brother," said Jerry, today, "was
born in Chelialis, in Lewis County, this
state. He lived for about 15 years at
Aberdeen. He and I were in Alaska to
gether long-shoring for the White Pass
& Yukon road. Henry boxed with Nick
Burley at his training quarters. He didn't
engage In a match contest with Burley,
but merely boxed with him at his quar
ters, as any boy might do. He never
fought a professional match in Alaska
or anywhere else. The statement that his
name is Carroll is ridiculous. I am his
brother and I ought to know my own
family. Furthermore, Ed Russell, the
Juneau man who is quoted as authority
for saying that my brother's name is
Carroll and that he fought all over
Alaska, never saw my brother."
HATRED WILL BREAK OUT
(Continued Prom First Pare.)
engages In a punching-bag exercise, with
the administration as the objective, his
own strength with the country is inevit
Mr. Roosevelt stirred up the present
Senatorial hornets' nest by means of his
penchant for letter-writing. Within a few
days be has sent communications to three
or four Senators, some of them being
quite lengthy, and all, according to re
port, breathing defiance of the Senate.
It is said the President has announced his
intention to disobey the action of Con
gress if that body passes a joint reso
lution directing him to restore to the
ranks the Brownsville negro soldiers.
PLOT THAT FAILED
Bourne Tries to Engineer
CONSPIRATORS IN COUNCIL
Oregon Third-Term Boomer ' and
President's Son-In-Law Are Only
Ones Who Attend Carefully
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. May 9. According to current re
port. Senator Bourne is anxious to be
chosen a delegate to the Chicago con
vention because he believes the conven
tion can be stampeded to Roosevelt and
he wants to engineer the stampede.
Already he is laying plans to bring about
this stampede. Eastern papers are print
ing the story of Bournes' preliminary
maneuvers, but because of the fac that
Borah sounds much like Bourne over
the telephone, credit is given for this
plotting to the Junior Idaho Senator, when
as a matter of fact he is the most sincere
Taft man in the Senate and does not',
believe in the third term movement.
The report, as published, says:
"Mr. Borah decided recently to hold a
council of war, at which there should
be laid plans for the great Roosevelt
stampede at the Chicago convention. In i
season and out. the Idaho men talked j
me iiura term, one ot nis most irequent
victims being Senator Curtis, of Kansas,
whom Borah chose as a proper man to
set the stampede In motion. From dawn
to dark, Borah argued with Curtis that
If only Kansas would lead off by casting
its vote for Roosevelt, it would be all
over with the Taft boom at Chicago, and
Just as insistently Curtis declared that he
could see nothing but Taft on the politi
cal horizon. Finally, after extensive mis
sionary work at both ends of the
Capitol, Senator Borah called his meeting.
It was to take place at his apartment.
He obtained use of several additional
vacant apartments for the overflow, and
rented chairs by the hundreds. Last Sun
day at 3 P. M. was the time set for the
secret gathering. Promptly at that hour.
Senator Curtis appeared and within five
minutes Representative Longworth, son-In-Iaw
of the President, put In his ap
pearance. They chatted quietly with the
Idaho Warwick for more than an hour,
but no other statesmen appeared. No
mention was made of the second elective
term, and only Innocent subjects, like the
weather, furnished topics for the con
versation. When it was almost 5 o'clock,
the Kansas Senator and the Ohio Rep
resentative took their departure, leaving
Borah to pay the rent of his especially
retained apartments and to get rid of
several hundred chairs."
The foregoing story is absolutely true,
save that It was Senator Bourne and not
Senator Borah, and it was Bourne who
paid the bills. The incident shows what
little interest there is In Bourne's second
elective term propaganda In Washington.
CAXXOT FULFILL - PROMISES
V i '
Bourne Said to Be Making Deals for
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 9. (Special.) If It is true,
as reported, that Senator Bourne, hoping
to dominate Oregon's delegation to Chi
cago, is offering postofflce appointments
in return for delegates to the state con
vention, then the junior Senator is mak
ing promises he cannot fulfill. There Is
Just one postofflce in Oregon which
Bourne can control that at Portland.
He has absolutely nothing to say about
fourth-class postmasters, and he is only
one of three who selects Presidential
postmasters. The only possible way by
which he could deliver postofflces under
the suspected deal, is through the co
operation of at least one -other member
of the delegation, -and it Is a well-known
fact that no member of the Congressional
delegation wants to see Bourne sent to
Chicago, unless he goes Instructed to
vote for Taft.
In is an inviolable rule of the Post
office Department that fourth-class post
offices shall be controlled by Congress
men representing districts In which such
offices are located, and under the agree
ment of the Oregon delegation. Presiden
tial postofflces are filled by the repre
sentative in whose district the office is
situated acting with the two Senators
the majority to decide In case of dis
agreement. It Is therefore apparent
that Bourne Is not in a position to de
liver postoffices In return for delegates,
no matter how much he might desire to
make deals of this sort.
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