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VOL. XXXI XO. 24.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Outcome Rests on Re
sult of Collision.
TAFT FORCES MUCH WORRIED
Winning of Temporary Roll
May Only Prolong Fight.
BOTH HAVE FAR TO TRAVEL
Disgrace of Procured Southern Vote
Presents Spectacle Wlilch May
' Never Be Repeated at""
CHICAGO. June 15. (Special.)
(Editorial Correspondence.) Tho Taft
steam roller rode roughly over Colonel
Lyon's Texas delegates today and
seated Its own hand-picked delegates.
The only explanation offered was that
Tuft needed the votes. At this writing
the committee has not acted on the
Washington case, but there is little
doubt that the extreme need which
compelled the Texas decision will like
wise inspire a summary turning down
of the Roosevelt delegates from that
Heretofore the National committee
has conducted its hearings with an ob
vious appearance of circumspection and
the Roosevelt shouters have had no.
just cause to complain, though, of
course, they made it their business to
complain anyway. - -
Hfnrf Most VoclfevoUM of All.
The steam roller was there, but it
was operated with a soft pedal ' and
nobody's feelings were really much
ruffled up over what happened except
Mr. Heney's. He made himself and his
vociferous protests as offensive as pos
sible at every opportunity.
But today there was no attempt at
concealment of the systematic and pon
derous operation of the machine.
The Taft forces are badly worried
and they make no successful effort at
. disguising it. They . have much to
worry about. That Banks episode did
' not particularly help the Taft cam
paign, though, perhaps, it did not hurt
him, but it brought painfully to public
notice the unseemly scramble being
made by both sides to capture the
colored delegations. Banks was a
thrifty colored person who' contrived
to get sometime ago several hundred
dollars "expense money" from some one
Interested in the Tatt cause. Brother
Banks, It appears, failed or forgot to
turn over any share of the funds to
his fellow delegates, and naturally they
complained when thay got to Chicago.
Substitute Angel Found. .
Mr. Banks was called to account and
meanwhile he seems to have found an
angel in the Roosevelt camp, for he
returned the Taft money with a fine
t-how of honest virtue and comfortably
settled himself in the Roosevelt fold.
The humiliating- truth is that the
typical colored delegate from the South
Is on the auction block and the highest
bidder gets him. In that sense it must
be said that the nomination for the
Presidency Is a matter of sheer barter
and sale. It Is scandanous business
and it ought not to be tolerated or con
doned. All sides are alive to the dis
grace of the procured Southern vote
and doubtless, the spectacle of dining,
wining, feeding and feeing the colored
delegate from Sunny Southland will not
be seen at another National convention,
if there IB ever another National con
vention. Taft lias Kr to tie (o Win.
The temporary roll call of the con
vention will without much doubt have
more Taft delegates than Roosevelt
delegates; but Taft will have yet to go
tl'oncluded on Pane '..)
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' arxf -TO A
DAVIS' LOVES OTHER
WOMAN, SAYS WIFE
SPOUSE DESERTED BY AUTHOR,
Attorney for Writer Has Iiittle to Say
.in Court Brother of Plain
tiff Confirms Story.
CHICAGO. June 15. (Special.)
While Richard Harding Davis was
speeding toward Chicago on the train
bearing supporters of Colonel Roose
velt to the Republican convention, hir
wife, Mrs. Cecil Clark Davis, was tell
Ing Judge McDonald in the Superio:
Court that the author had deserted he
because he was infatuated . with an
other woman. Mrs. Davis Is seekin;
Within two hours after Mrs. Davif
and her brother, Bruce Clark, of New
York, who corroborated, her testimony
had left the witness-stand Mr. Davi:
arrived In this city. He was represente
In Court by Eli B. Felsenthal, an at
torney. who took little part in the pro- I
ceedings. . j
Mrs. Davis testified that she was mar
ried at Marion, Mass., May 4, 1899, ant
that her husband left her about Maj
1, 1910. When asked by Mr. Fyffe whj
Mr. Davis left her she replied:
"He cared for another woman."
Mrs. Davis" brother, asked. If he knew
why the defendant had deserted ' hi:
wife, replied: .
"He fell in love with another wo
OREGON TO HAVE 75 SEATS
State to Be Well Represented 1
CHICAGO, June 15. (Special.) Of
gon will be well represented In tht
spectators' gallery at the Republican
National convention, thanks to tht
activity of National Committeeman
Williams. As a member of the Na
tional committee he was entitled to 15
tickets, but as a member of the com
mittee on arrangements he secured 6t
additional and to date has been able
to accommodate 75 residents of his state
who are In Chicago or en route. -y
Mr. Williams says that every Orego
nlan entitled to admission who hes ap
plied lias been provided with admis
sion. . He vigorously denies - having
furnished a block of tickets to a part
of young women advertisers who will
arrive next week, and says that
tickets whatever have been furnished
or set aside for this party. The demant.
upon Mr. Williams has been extremely
heavy, but no person entitled to res
ognition has failed to obtain it.
FARMHAND SHOOTS SELF
Shotgun Carried on Harrow Is Ac
cidentally Discharged.- .
VANCOUVER,' Wash:, June 15'. (Spe
cial.) Leo Spurgeon, 17 years old, was
killed today by the accidental dis
charge of a shotgun which lie was
carrying on his. knees ashe rode on
a disc harrow In Fruit Valley. Spur
gone carried the gun to kill a hawk.
He was working for a brother.
At 2:30 o'clock, R. J. Firestone,
farmer in the adjoining field, heard s
shot and saw Spurgeon fall backwards-,
from the harrow. The Injured boy
staggered to his feet, ran 100 feet to
wards Firestone and dropped dead.
There was a big hole in his breast.
Matthew Spurgeon, a . merchant in
this city, is a brother to the dead. Loy.
Mr. and Mrs. Mathlas Spurgeon. his
parents, live in the city. The family
is known throughout the county.
FLOOD CONTROL IS ASKED
New lands Busy Converting 'Leaders
to Platform Idea.
- CHICAGO, June 15. Senator New
lands, of Nevada, had conferences to
day with Taft and Roosevelt leaders
and urged both factions to incorporate
in their platforms a declaration in fa
vor of his bill appropriating J50.000.0CO
annually for flood control, river im
provement, etc. In addition to the regu
lar river and harbor bill. - '
This bill, if passed, would allow
$6,000,000 annually for the Columbia
River and $5,000,000 for the Sacramento
River for 10 successive years and in
the first Instance would open the Co
lumbia to continuous navigation to the
British Columbia line and construct rn
elaborate flood. control system os the
Newlands thinks both platforms are
likely to favor this proposition.
THe COttK JS OUT
Off THE. COtSFZVAYOS
ONE THING CERTAIN
IS: NOBODY KNOWS
Prophecy Is All at Dis
count in Chicago.
BOTH SIDES ARE FRIGHTENED
Samuel G. Blythe Finds Third
Man Call Needs Leader.
TAFT MEN NOT ALL LOYAL
1'ersonal Equation Is Overshadow
ing Factor, and Question Sow
Is Whether Roosevelt Trump
Card Will Take , Trick.
(Copyright. 1912. by Samuel G. Blythe.)
CHICAGO, June 15. (Special.) The
great basic truth concerning the po-
iitical situation in Chicago, the one fact
ihnnt hinh ih. ki.i.u -nvTiio,, .
vmve.,. i . ,mni ,.- Thi I, ,t:
No man in this city, nor any man of
this hemisphere or the other one,
j A ti ,.' . tlo Il . v, I ......
nated for President by the convention
hat meets next Tuesday,
Many men -say that they know; many
men claim to know; but no man knows,
tor every claim put out is founded, not
on fact but on hope. Stripped down
to the bone this- Is the condition that
The Roosevelt managers are certain
they have secured some of the Taft
delegates, but they are uncertain how
many delegates the Taft managers
aave secured. The Taft managers are
.n the same case. Each side makes
confident assertions, but each side se
cretly is scared stiff The fight is not
jnly to retain delegations, but to ob
- - Doubts and Pears) - Mingled. - -The
Taft men say they have from 535
.o 563 delegates no arguments or in
ducements can take away from them.
Then they show their fears by assert
ing that if Roosevelt does get any Taft
delegates, they have pledged Roosevelt
delegates who are ready to desert
Roosevelt and - come '.over to fill the
vacancies. - ' .
The Roosevelt men talk Impressively
of a certain number of delegates count
ed for Taft on the rock-bottom, inside
Taft list, who will vote for Roosevelt
on all ballots, but they wonder if all
their own men are tried and true. f
Thus the struggle has developed from
an ordinary political manipulation to a
question based on the mental and mor
al stamina of a definite number of men.
It isn't politics that overshadows. .- It
is the personal equation. What will
these men do when they come to the
doing time? Will tho Taft men, bound
by no ties other than ' loose party
strands, hold firm, or will they give in
to the arguments of Roosevelt men
that the only .way to win is to name
Roosevelt? The person who can an
swer that question can tell who will be
nominated, but that person has not ap
peared in Chicago yet, for the answer-
lng of it involves the solution of some
1070 separate. Individual, psychological
problems and most of the psychologists
around the various headquarters are
Clamor Large, Result in Doubt.
Even the injection of one Bull Moos.a
into the situation this afternoon did not
change the aspect of affairs, except to
make tho result more indeterminate,
Mr. Roosevelt arrived and the" clamor
was tremendous, but the politicians
kept on working steadily and the dele
gates remained a mystery. Something
may break before Tuesday that will
settle . the fight in one of the three
wavs it can be settled with Taft.
Roosevelt or a third man but nothing
has broken yet, and not many cracks
are apparent. Neither side is sure.
Concluded on Page 5.)
BUSY WEEK'S EVENTS ARE ILLUSTRATED
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SOIE UNUSUAL EKQITEJNT
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SUMMARY OF DAY'S EVENTS IN
POL4TICS. - '
National committee seats 29 Taft
delegates from Texas, 20 from Vir
ginia, 14 from Washington and two
from District of Columbia; 'and four
"RoosevelF delegates from Texas and
two from North Carolina.
Colonel Roosevelt's followers ac
claim him on his arrival In Chicago;
-he definitely , declines to make race
' for temporary chairman of the con
vention; wants Borah for floor lender i
and says Idaho Senator must have
seat on convention floor.
Decision of Washington state con
tests In favor of Taft delegates
reached after acrimonious argument.
.' Roosevelt leaders make formal de--mand
that committee reconsider Its
. Dr. Henry Waldo Coe. Oregon del-;
egate. sees prospect of split in elec-,
toral college. .
Dixon supplanted in Roosevelt
leadership by Perkins, FUnn and Mc
LUTHERANS CLOSE SYNOD
Officers . Elected and AutomoDite
Hide Taken at Chehalls.
CHEHAUa Wash., June 15. (Spe
claL) The Lutheran Pacific synod,
which has been in session here lor
three days, closed its meeting today
The visitors were entertained today by
an automobile ride through the Che
halls Valley. Officers of the synod
were chosen as follows; President,
Rev. M. E. Boulton. The Dalles; secre
tary. Rev. Emll Meyer, San Jose, -ai.
treasurer. Carl F. Wolff, Tacoma.
j The Synodical Women's Missionary
Society elected the following oincers.
Mrs. W. S. T. Derr. Vancouver, Wash.,
1 President : Mrs. Charles Crlss Vancou
ver, recording secretary; mrs. ij"ui-c
Witte. Chehalis. corresponding secre
tary; Miss Clara Hazelgren, Seattle,
The seminary board of the synod re
eiotrH Its officers as follows: Rev.
M. E. Boulton. The Dalles, president
Rev. Emil Meyer. San Jose, Cal., sec
retary: Charles Wolff, Tacoma, treas
urer; Rev. P. H. W. Frederick, Tort-
The meetings were well attended.
MORRIS WORKING ON ROAD
Ex-Banker Helping to - Build Auto
Highway to Hood River.
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 15. (Spe
cial.) W. Cooper Morris, the convicted
bank-wrecker, of Portland, began work
today as an honor man on' the Port
land-Hood 'River, highway at Camp
Benson. Morris arrived with another
prisoner from Salem yesterday, and
waa put to work with a gang on the
right of way for the scenic boulevard
around Shell Roclc Mountain.
"I may put Morris on my crew
of surveyors, said Murray Kay, county
Engineer, who has . supervision of the
work, "for he ought to be good at
figures and thus be of assistance."
The convicts are making rapid prog
ress on the roadway, and will finish -the
nonstrnction around Shell Rxck this
FAINT-SAVES BOY'S LIFE
Lad, Kun Over by . Train, Escapes
With Bruises and Shock..
WHITE SALMON, Wash., June 16.
(Special.) Run over by a train of cars
without serious injury is the experi
ence of Edwin A, Melville, son of a
rancher of this place.
' At the station the boy was amusing
himself on a long moving train by
Jumping on and off the cars. The train
gained speed and Melville missed his
footing. The corner of the car knocked
him into the' middle of the track. He
clung to the brakebeams for a while,
then let go and lay flat on the ground.
He arose -from the track, but imme
diately fainted. This saved his life.
Aside from a bruise and the) shock
from fright, he was unhurt.
Memorial Service to Be Hefd Today.
Mrs. Hugh R. Rood, of Seattle, wid
ow of Hugh R. Rood, who was lost in
the Titanic disaster, passed , through
Portland yesterday on her way to Se
attle from Los Angeles. A memorial
service for Mr. Rood will be held this
afternoon at 4 o'clock In St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, Seattle. Mrs. Esther
A. Jobes. of Portland, a sister of Mrs.
Rood, left last night for Seattle to at
tend the memorial service.
Miss Nancy Noon Weds
ROMANCE FEW MONTHS OLD
Westbrook Dickson, of Pendle
ton, Is Lucky Swain.
'DAD" SENDS $1000 CHECK
Courtship Which Began- Ostensibly
'When Bride Purchased Car Re.
' cently Sets- . University of
; Oregon All A-Flutter. . .
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Or., June 15. (Special.) When Miss
Nancy Noon, of Portland, a prominent
junior In the University of Oregon, and
Westbrook Dickson, a freshman from
Pendleton, eloped in Miss Noon's auto
mobile and were married today Jn Van
couver, Wash., they furnished the col
lege a sensation such as it has rarely
ine romance started a few months
ago, when the future bride purchased
an automobile from a local dealer and
in a friendly way engaged the services
of young Dickson as chauffeur. The
impetuosity of "Miss Noon, who walked
into the garage, .picked out a likely
looking machine and concluded the
transaction in record time, was. the
capital for several newspaper stories.
Cupid at Steering; Wheel.
During the many trips which en
sued, Cupid was in reality at the
steering wheel, for while the freshman
cnauffeured he fully endeavored to
teach his "patron' the workings of the
automobile, he won her heart and the
privilege of guiding: their matrimonial
car through life.' "
No one guessed that the affair had
reached this stage, however, until the
announcement was communicated over
the telephone today by the newly-mated
pair to the Gamma Delta Gamma So
rority, or wmcn miss Noon is a mem
ber. It was a complete surprise to
everyone except two or three most
Intimate friends of the bride and a
like number of the bridegroom's ac
quaintances, to whom . they had dis
closed the secret of the wedding in ad
vance. The rest of Miss Noon's sorority
sisters, however, and the other mem
bers of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity,
to which Dickson belongs, were as
much surprised as the student body at
large. - . -
Dad Gives Couple $1000. ,
The parents of both bride and bride
groom were aware of the intentions of
the twain to 'marry immediately after
the. conclusion of the present college
year, and their acquaintances knew of
their proposed automobile trip from
Eugene to Portland.
Bright and early Friday morning the
couple set out on their journey and
motored the distance without mishap.
The next word from them was the
telephone message from Vancouver an
nouncing the wedding.
The couple received a check for I10C0
as a wedding gift from the father of
the bridegroom, who is a prominent in
surance man in Pendleton. They went
to The Dalles last evening, where the
machine, which has , figured so con
spicuously in the romance, will be
Mr. and Mrs. Dickson will embark
on an extended honeymoon tour In their
automobile through Eastern Oregon,
after which they will reside In Pendleton.-
Portland Delta TJ's to Dine.
The Portland Delta Upsllon Club will
meet for luncheon at the Oregon Grille
on Tuesday at 12:15 sharp.
AGAIN BY REYNOLDS
SdEBODr' S WATCHAG
VEKY MOVE Or THE-
GIRL WINS MARQUIS;
DUKE TOO COSTLY
CALIFORNIA BEAUTY WILL WED
Joan de Lopez de Ayala, Marquis de
. Fucnsanta of Seville and .
Patricia Burke Engaged.
PARIS. June 15. (Special.) Miss
Patricia Burle, - of California, Is be
trothed to Juan de Lopez de Ayala,
Marquis de Fuensanta, of Seville, broth
er of the Marquis de Meridlo and Prince
Ludovlco Plgnatalll d'Aragon, who re
cently visited America.
Mrs. Clinton Tomllnson and Miss L.U
cille Camden will be the bride's wit
nesses at the marriage, which will take
place in the Spanish church on the Av
enue Friedlaud as near June 28 as the
necessary formalities will allow.
Miss Burke, who is a daughter of
John Humphrey Burke, of Los Angeles,
was the winner of a recent Los An
geles beauty contest and arrived it
Paris about six months ago. It was re
ported shortly afterwards that Prince
Ferdinand de Bourbon, a cousin of the
King of Spain, was an ardent suitor
for her hand.
Miss Burke was quoted as saying at
that time in reply to a question as to
her engagement to the Prince that she
did not think her father was rich
enough to buy a Duke.
BAD MAM- SHOOTS UP TOWN
Lapine, 30 Miles From Bend, Makcji
Makes Spectacular Getaway.
BEND, Or., June 15. (Special.) A
would-be "bad man, equipped with I
six-shooter and an over dose of whisky
attempted to restore the "good old
daj-B" at Lapine, a town 30 .miles south
of Bend, Thursday night, when he "shot
up" a saloon In the most approved
Wild West" style, beat his board bill
at the end of his gun and then made a
spectacular get-away on a horse ap
propriated for the purpose, after which.
to make pursuit more difficult, the
fugitive cut the telephone line between
here and the scene of his celebrations
and has vanished no one knows where.
with most of Crook.County on the look
out for him and the promise of the
warmest kind of a reception awaiting
his return. '
The marauder called himself Jim
Starr and boasts the title of "Bull Dog
of the West." Just now Sheriff Bal
four and Deputy L. L. Fox, of Bend, are
trailing the "bulldog." and promise to
muzzle him effectually should oppor
H0NEYMO0NERS GO TO JAIL
Frank Wright, of Portland, and wife
Sentenced for Bicycle Thefts.
SANTA ANA. Cal., June 13. (Special.)
Soon after Frank Wright was sen
fenced to six months for bicycle steal
Ing, his wife,' Margaret Wright, received
sentence of three months as an ac
complice. Both pleaded guilty.
The woman Is about 28 years old, and
but for a hard expression might be con
sidered good looking. She says that
she was married to Wright in Portland,
Or., three months ago.
Wright admitted that for some time
he bad been making a business of steal
ing and selling bicycles. .
When Justice Cox ordered the woman
to jail for three months she tilted her
nofe and, in an off-hand sort of way,
said, "Thsnk you.'"
OREGON BOLT PLAN DENIED
Delegates to National Convention
Say They Will Obey Orders.
CHICAGO. June 16. (Special.)
"There will be no bolt by the Oregon
delegation to this convention." This
flat declaration was made today by
Delegate Coe, Roosevelt supporter; Del
egate Carey, a Taft man, and Delegate
McCusker, a La Follette partisan.
Though all three factions are repre
sented in the delegation, it is announced
positively that all ten delegates will
abide by their instructions. These
statements were brought out today by
the publication in a paper that six Ore
gon delegates were preparing to disre
gard the result of the Presidential primary.
0NT PUT MY ' &OOO
CLOTHES AWAY 1A,
i WAriT 'EH HA NO Y
FAD ES WITH GLORY
CURTAIN FALLS; JOY KEEPs
Carnival Spirit Reigns With
Full Sway to End.
WORKERS ARE GRATIFIED
Despite Financial Deficit, City Has
Gained Immeasurably, Declare
. Backers Ambitions of
Portland made history for itself last
week through the sixth annual Rose
B'estival, which came to a triumphant
close by tho repetition last night of the
dazzling electrical parade. . revealing
Frederick A. Krlbs as Rex Oregonua
and preceding five hours of Innocent
revelry and display of carnival spirit
such as the city never before had seen.
This Festival established unalterably
the fact that Portland Is a carnival
ctty.: It developed for the first time tu
The uncontrollable demonstration on
the streets was the final registration of
approval by a fun-loving populace on
the aim and the effort of the Festival
heads to make this event a permanent,
fixed and annual institution in Port
land. Prnt-lp Joy Breaks Out.- .
Pent-up Joy that was controlled un
willingly through the earlier part of
the week because the gods of the
weather did not adapt themselves to
the Festival programme was allowed
unrestrained and free expression. A
crowd fully as great as that which saw
the parade on Friday night was out
again last night. The carnival spirit
was rampant. .-'It found interpretation
in hundreds of divers wava,.Whi.le probably-
250,000 persons Attended the par
ade last night as on the night previous,
nearly 100,000 remained on the -streets
until after midnight. The night devel
oped the climax of pleasure, good fel
lowship and enthusiasm Jn Portland's
All week Portland approached this .
climax. It started Monday noon when .
Rex Oregonus In all his floral majesty
entered the city, accompanied by a na
val parade of magnificent dress and
proportions. It continued, in spite
of the weather, through the various
events of the week. The aeroplane
flight on Tuesday, the automobile pa
rade on the following day, the horse
and vehicle and the Illuminated motor
boat parade on Thursday brought the
enthusiasm to a high pitch. When the
skies cleared for the children's parade
on Friday, permitting, also, the first
electrical parade that evening, the Joy
ous spirit could not be contained in its
wonted bounds. Last night's festive
events allowed it to disport at will.
Although the Rose Festival Associa
tion faces a deficit as the result of ex
perience with rain several times with
in the week, Ralph W. Hoyt and George
L. Hutchin, president and general man
ager, respectively, looked with beam
ing countenances upon the wild scenes
in the business streets last night. It
made them realize that the Festival,
after all, was a social if not a finan
We have aimed to give the people
what they want," said Mr. Hoyt.. "J be
lieve that the Festival this year has
pleased them more than any. If they
are satisfied, if they feel that the
money that has been expended Jn
bringing it about has been well invest
ed,. I feel that our efforts have been
blessed with victory."
Mr. Hutchin was equally cordial in
(Concluded on Page 12.)
BR LLiANT FEST VA