The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 19, 1910, Page 5, Image 5

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Approaching Confab Is Chief
'Topic, Overshadowing AH
Other Questions. .
Tories, Sensing Approaching Storm,
Are Willing to Agree to Drastic
Reform, Even--Home Rale One
Result Prophesied by Some.
ISpciaI cabla to the Chicago Tribune. Copy
right. 1010. by the Chicago Tribune Co.)
LONDON. June 18. (Special.) The
proposed conference of the party lead
ers on the veto question has produced
an extraordinary effect in British poll
tics. It overshadows everything and
paralyzes and numbs everything:. No
'body would believe that the House of
Commons is the same place as a few
weeks ago. Then party passion ran
higher than for a quarter of a century,
and society, families and friends were
divided by the conflict over the House
of Lords as bitterly as over the home
rule question in 1886.
Now a new spirit reigns, and not a
word of rancor is beard. The increase
in John Burns' salary from $10,000
to $25,000 was passed with equal ac
claim by the Tory and Liberal branches.
Only a few of the Labor men and tne
extreme economists are opposing" it.
The government is passing Its bills
at breakneck speed, always avoiding
any but the non-controversial propos
8.1s, and the House of Commons keeps
reasonable hours for the first time for
half a century, rising in time for din
Much Hoped From Conference.
As the conference approaches the con
lectures, rumors and attitude of mind
change with every hour. First the Im
pression was universal that the con
ference was bound to end rapidly in a
hopeless disagreement. This is fol
lowed by a strongly sanguine feeling
that peace is almost within sight.
Premier Asquith was at first sup
posed to be giving merely lip service
to the country and the King's demand
for a truce, and Balfour, opposition
leader, equally was credited with go
ing to the conference with his tongue
in his cheek, resolved to give nothing
whatever away, even in the constitu
tion of the House of Lords.
Today, however, Asquith is said to
share the hopes of Lloyd-George, who
last week was the solitary optimist in
ministerial circles that the conference
may end in a settlement. Balfour is
equally credited with a readiness to
surrender on many points on which
everybody expected him to resist to
the end.
Tories Acknowledge Defeat.
There is some foundation for these
sanguine hopes. The Tories now real
ize that the present House of Lords
will no longer be tolerated by the ed
itors of England, and they are pre
pared to meet the" coming storm half
way by agreeing to even a drastic re
form. Curiously, however, as the hopes of
a peaceful compromise Increase, the
suspicion of the rank and file of both
parties Increases. The Radicals were
hostile at first; then they became sul
lenly reconciled; but today they have
relapsed and are again openly distrust
ful. This distrust finds expression in
letters to the newspapers, questions in
the House of Commons and the grad
ual formation of Parliamentary groups.
The protectionist Tories are equally
suspicious, thinking Balfour may - at
tempt to throw over the tariff reform.
Redmond remains in Ireland, thus
maintaining perfect freedom of ac
tion and no responsibility in the con
ference, but he will arrive in London
next Wednesday, when the conference
meets for the first time. Redmond's
arrival will change the entire situa
tion, for he is always the rallying
point of the Radicals when the action
of the Ministry is suspected of not
being sufficiently firm.
All Kinds of Rumors Rife.
Asquith. Crowe and Lloyd-George
will represent the Liberals. If a fourth
name is required, Birrell is preferred,
as he is thoroughly sound on the veto
question and on Ireland.
There are all kinds of rumors as
to the terms which Balfour will ac
cept, one going so far as the accept
ance of a purely elective House of
Lords. Another declares that he will
Insist on home rule, all the big con
stitutional questions being excluded
from the settlement, unless accepted
by two Parliaments in succession and
after two elections. But these rumors
deserve little credence, for there is
little danger that the Liberals will ac
cept anything which . would sacrifice
home rule, as any such compromise
would break up the whole Liberal
party. But the situation is a delicate
one and there Is some risk that the
Liberals may rush Into some patched
up compromise which will offend their
own supporters.
The chief hope of the conference Is
the evident recognition by the Tories
that there is no present chance of
their winning the next election and the
Impossibility of any longer defending
the House, of Lords. Every politician
who enters the conference takes his
political life in his hands and it is
quite possible, that any compromise
will guarantee the possibility of home
King Friendly to Ireland.
The King remains friendly toward
Ireland. He is anxious, to ask funds
from Parliament with which to es
tablish a permanent royal residence
there. Such form of respect to Irish
opinion would be premature and mis
chievous. The King probably longs,
like his father, for the day when he
can open the Irish Parliament with the
acclamations of the Irish people. The
feeling all around is that the Irish
One of the men who will play the larg
est part in this great struggle will not
figure much in the public eye; much less
than many men who will really have
much less influence and power. This is
the Master of Embank. He holds an
office which is always influential, but.
like most offices the influence varies
with the character of the man who
holds it.
Chief Whip Must Be Versatile.
The chief whip of each party may be
epitomized as its father confessor, its
man of business, and its chief diplomat.
He - Is the father confessor because he
has to be told by the members of his
party all their private affairs, so far ae
they have any influence on their poli
tical position. If a member be threat
ened with a financial crisis he goes to
the chief whip. If he has a feminine en
tanglement that may prove disastrous
his duty is to take the chief whip into
his confidence. If he wants an office or a
situation he consults the chief whip, ir
he has a grievance he unbosoms himself
to the chief whip.
It is the chief whip who, in consultation
with the Prime Minister, arranges the
order of business in the House of Com
mons. And. finally, he is the chief diplo
mat of the House, because it is he
throutrh whom all negotiations have to be
carried on, whether for the taking of
bills or the amendment of bills or the
choice of speaker or the duration of the
It is always therefore difficult for the
Prime Minister to find the man who Is
equal to these heavy responsibilities, and
usually the choice is a mistake. There
have been only a few great whips in the
history of the House of Commons.
Perfect Temper Needed.
A temper perfect, and yet capable of
displaying anger at the right moment
and to the right kind of person; in
finite patience; the power to suffer fools
gladly; to diagnose the personal motives
that underlie the spoken- word of the
public pretention; geniality, and yet a
dash of cynicism; strong personal con
viction, and yet a businesslike acceptance j
of tne conditions, some oi mem sorcua.
of political life these are the abilities
that have to be found in combination in
the temperament of the chief whip; and
such a combination is rarely found in
the same individual.
It was an Inspiration of genius which
directed Mr. Asquith to choose the
Master of Elibank for this office espe
cially at the present hour. For there has
rarely been a parliamentary situation
which made so great a demand on the
gifts of a chief whip as the present.
It is then a coalition majority, with all
the difficulties and disadvantages of such
a majority; cross purposes, conflicting
ideas and claims, with, of course,. all the
other disruptive elements that come from
the personal equation.
The master of Elibank is the eldest eon
of a Scotch peer. The quaint title dates
from remote antiquity; there are some
12 other eldest sons of Scotch peers who
bear this name of master. Lord Elibank,
the master's father, is a large land own
er and a strong and uncompromising
Tory. Two of his sons, both of whom at
in the House of Commons, are on . t
other side and are convinced and e
extreme Liberals.
Master of Elibank Ideal.
Before settling down to parliamentary
life the master of Elibank was a globe
trotter trekked in wagons through deso
late parts of South Africa; took subordi
nate positions as private secretary to
high officials, and, in short, had an ex
cellent all-round training. Then, while
still a youngster he is even now only 40
years of age he stood for a constituency.
He was beaten; ho stood again: it was
not till he had thus failed two, if not
three, times that he succeeded in entering
the House of Commons.
From the start he was an advanced
Radical in his speeches and election ad
dresses. He was a pro-Boer at the time
when all England and Scotland were in
clined to go mad over the war with the
Transvaal; he is and has always been an
outspoken home ruler; and a home ruler
for Scotland as well as for Ireland. This
fine record is one of the factors which
make him so suitable for the present sit
uation; for he enjoys, the entire confi
dence of the Irish party, and confidence
is one of the factors that facilitate nego
tiations and lead to friendly understand
ings. Good looking, with a ruddy complexion,
large, bright, friendly blue eyes, a slight
tendency to stoutness, a laugh as hearty
and as ready , as a child's, he is pleasant
to look upon; Just the kind of & man that
would suggest that Joie devibre which la
a passport to good will. And. while he is
one of the kindest hearted, most indul
gent of men, he has an Immense amount
of that shrewdness which is never entire.
ly absent from the character of a Scotch
Thus he Is universally loved even by
political opponents, and among his own
people he has their complete trust. The
members of the Labor party are an even
more incalculable factor than the Irish,
but they also trust him, largely because
he keeps to any compact he makes with
them to the letter, and against all oppo
sition. This is the man of the hour in the great
struggle under which the old order In
England Is heaving and laboring and
passing away.
(Continued From Firtrt Page.)
tails of patrolman managed to keep the
sidewalks clear.
Officials Watch Arena.
Blot stood at the entrance of his arena
and greeted Adjutant-General Lauck and
Chief of Police Martin when they mo
tored up to ascertain what was happen
ing. "Where are your fighters?" asked
Martin. ...
"Training for the fight -rhich will be
held right . here next Saturday," an
swered Blot, without losing his smle.
General Lauck and the Chief in
spected the arena and re-entered the
automobile.- They -drove off at once and
the crowd began to thin out, but the
police, remained on guard at the arena.
Fighters Close at Hand.
It was reported that the fighters and
the seconds had been brought to a
nearby resort in the hope that the au
thorities might relent at the last mo
ment. -
Neither Kaufman nor Larigford ap
peared, however, and finally the crowd
melted away.
Blot persists in his assertion that the
contest has been merely postponed until
next Saturday in order to stage a minor
boxing event, against the holding of
which he hopes the Governor will take
action so that a test can be put up to
the courts.
Blot was warned early today by Chief
of Police Martin not to attempt to hold
the scheduled fight and after a con
ference with his attorneys the pro
moter decided to strike his colors for
the time being, in the face of the de
termined opposition of Governor Glllett
and the local authorities.
The statement Issued by the promot
er's attorneys sets forth that, within
the next few days, Mr. Blot will test
the right of the Governor to order
troops into San Francisco to prevent
a boxing exhibition which Is lawful in
the State of California. Blot plans to
stage a purely scientific contest be
tween third rate ring men at his arena
on Monday, in expectation that the
Governor will order out the militia to
stop it. He will then appeal to the
courts, asking for a quick decision to
determine the legality of the contest
and if a favorable verdict Is handed
down, will proceed with the staging of
the postponed Kaufman-Langford fight.
Plan Will Miscarry.
When informed of Blot's plans, the
Governor stated to the Associated
Press over the long-distance telephone
from Sacramento, that Blot could meet
with no Interference In conducting a
boxing contest, but that boxing con
tests had nothing to do with prize
This is taken to mean that the Gov
ernor will not attempt to prevent Blot's
show until it becomes a prize fight, and
that the promoter's plan to throw the
issue into the court will not material-is-.
" Sputterings of the controversy between !
the Governor and the local authorities
continue to attract attention. Acting !
Mayor J. A. Kelly issued a signed state
ment this afternoon protesting against
the "threat of the Governor to send
troops into this peaceful community,' toj
prevent Blot's contest, if the city offi
cials refused to take action.
San Francisco Mayor Will Xot Talk
of Governor's Action.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 18. Mayor P.
H. McCarthy returned late today to
this city from the East, where he has
been for the past six weeks on of
ficial business.
The Mayor, still suffering from the
broken ankle which he. sustained in
an automobile accident at Indianapolis,
was taken from the train at Oakland
Mole in a wheeled chair to an auto
mobile, which carried him on board
the ferryboat. He was met at the
Mole , by District Attorney Fickert,
Chief of Police Martin, members of the
Police Commission, and other city of
ficials. Among the first to greet the
returned executive was Harry P. Flan
nery, who resigned as president of
the commission when he was Indicted
on a charge of grand larceny by the
Marion County grand Jury.
Mayor McCarthy refused to discuss
the action of Governor Gillett In stop
ping the Langford-Kaufman fight, say
ing he would not discuss any matter
in connection with the Governor's acts
until he had had time thoroughly to
inform himself of the facts of the
Led by a band sent by the Musicians'
Union, Mayor McCarthy was escorted
to his home by a delegation of his
'Frisco Will Have Last Chance To
day to See Negro.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18. San Fran
cisco 'fight fans will be given their last
opportunity to see Champion Jack John
son in action at his training quarters to
morrow. He will box 12 rounds with his
sparring partners and will put in a long
session in the gymnasium. It will be
known as "farewell day," all hope hav
ing been abandoned by Johnson and his
manager of having the big fight take
place in San Francisco. Preparations
have been made for a quick departure
Monday morning for Reno. .
Johnson announced today that he will
appear In the gymnasium at 2:30 o'clock.
He will box four rounds with Cotton, a
like number with Dave Mills and a con
cluding period of four rounds with Al
The champion put in eight miles on the
road this morning, returning to camp
shortly before 11" o'clock. He Jumped on
the scales, which registered exactly 213
Training Equipment Ready to Ship
to Fight Town.
BEN LOMOND, Cal., June 18. With
training apparatus and his new out
door ring Just completed at consider
able expense and trouble, carefully
stowed away and everything packed,
Jim Jeffries is awaiting word to move, j
Jeffries is ready to take to the road, .
but cannot well take his departure un- i
til he has been told where he shall j
head for. While Rlckard and Gleason !
have not yet sent definite word, all in
dications are that Reno is the place
where the fight will be held.
This is virtually accepted by Jeff
and he has made arrangements to
pitch his camp at a resort within a
few miles of Reno.
Jeffries and his party of trainers,
sparring partners and friends expect
to leave here Monday morning on a
special Pullman.
The big fellow put Ir a strenuous
forenoon, but with th stowing away
of hla training apparatus he was
forced to idleness in the afternoon. To-
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he will give his final boxing exhibition j
before the big fight. I
Growers Dispose of 500,000 Pounds
at Maximum of 17 1 -8c Uma
tilla Clip la All Sold.
PENDLETON. Or., June 18. (Special.)
At prices slightly in advance of any
thing paid In this county before this sea
son, nearly 500,000 pounds of wool, or
everything that was offered, changed
hands at Echo this afternoon. The high
est price paid was 17 1-8 cents, while
the lowest was 134. The following is the
list of sellers, with amount sold, price
paid, and name of purchaser:
Joe Cuhna, 75,000 pounds. 17 1-8 cents;
William Slusher, 65,000, 164: Rider and
Dufour toed and clip divided.
Antone Vey, 102,000 pounds, 164 cents.
Cunningham Sheep & Land Company,
11.000, 14 5-8 cents, Jonas.
John Killkenney, . 76,000 pounds, 14
cents, Dufour.
The last two bids have not' been ac
cepted, but it is believed they will be
before the evening is over.
The Stanfield and Perry clip of 275,000
pounds was sold yesterday at private
sale to Rider for 15 cents. This cleans
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E. Baraaam's Lilioroue (Hand
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E. Burnhua's lastantaaMU Skim
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E. Baraham's Medicated Complexioa
Fewder, (4 Shades) .50
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up the 1910 clip of wool In Umatilla
County, everything having been sold.
Guests of Salem Press Club Prepare
Telegram to Governor.
SALEM. Or., June 18. (Special.) At a
banquet given by the Salem Press Club
The Greatest Values Ever Offerei
on Standard Talking Machines!
Records, Too 60c Ones at 33c
Regular $100 Machines and
50 (10-inch) Records, regular
total value $130.00
Regular $75 Machines and 40
(10-inch) Records, regular
total value $99.00
Regular $60 Machines and 40
(10-inch) Records, regular
total value $84.00
Regular $20 Machines and 30
Arrange to be on hand the first thing tomorrow morning, early,
ous history of these sales. No outfits -will be held unless deposit is
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It means the
absolute assurance
last evening and attended by about 30
of the leading local business1 men and
state officials, the following telegram was
sent to Governor Frank W. Benson at San
"The Salem Press Club, in social ses
sion assembled, sends greetings. We re
gret that you are not with us. We be
lieve that In shifting part of your official
burdens to other shoulders you have given
a new evidence of your high conception
of public duty and of your sincere and
conscientious desire to serve the state
Tomorrow moriling commences the Grand An
nual Clearance Sale of Talking Machines and
Records at Eilers Music House. These events
have always been recognized as the greatest
money-saving opportunity of the year. This sea
son the selection is larger and prices lower than
ever before. Terms to suit individual needs can
be arranged.
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Regular $45 Machines and 30
(10-inch) Records, regular
total value $63.00
Regular $35 Machines and 30
(10-inch) Records, regular
total value $53.00
Regular $35 Machines and 30
(10-inch) Records, regular
total value $43.00
(10-inch) Records, regular total value
Regular 60e (ten-inch) Records reduced to 33 or two for 60.
Regular $1.00 (twelve-inch) Records reduced to 55 or two for $1.00.
to You
faithfully and well. Also we confidently
hope and believe that it will hasten your
complete recovery and return to Salem."
Among the guests were Henry L. Ben
son, of Klamah Falls; J. H. Ackerman,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion; C. N. McArthur, private secretary
to Governor Benson; George F. Rodgers,
Mayor; Dr. R. E Lee Steiner, superin
tendent of the asylum; H. H. Corey, chief
clerk in the Secretary of State's office:
Insurance Commissioner Sam Kozer and
C. L. Starr, secretary of the State Tax
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$38.00; now
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