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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXXI NO. 23.
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W. H. TAFT IS
Sherman Chosen as Run
ning Mate; Roosevelt
Men Do Not Vote.
PRESIDENT'S MAJORITY 21
Announcement of Resul
Brings Wild Mixture of
Cheers and Groans.
561 VOTES CAST FOR VICTOR
W. G. Harding Places Taft's
Name Before Convention.
FISTICUFFS PRECEDE VOTE
Nominating Speech Interrupted by
Tremendous Demonstration for
President With Colonel's Men
Trying to Last to Stampede.
CONVENTION HALL, Chicago. June
SI. With S44 of the Roosevelt dele
gates declining to vote, and hastening
away- at adjournment time to tender to
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt the nom
(nation of a new party. the fifteenth
Republican National Convention at the
end of a long and tumultuoua session
tonight renominated William H. Taft,
of Ohio, for President,' and James
Schoolcraft Sherman, of New York, for
President Taft received 561 of the
1078 votes in the convention, or 21 more
The result of the ballot was: Taft
SCI. Roosevelt 107, Lafollette 41. Cum
mlns 17. Hughes 2. absent C. present.
out not voting, S44. .
The result of the ballot for Vice-
President was: Sherman 697, Borah 21.
Merriam 20. Hadley 14. Beverldge 2.
Gillett 1. absent 71, present, but not
Roosevelt Mrm HIm at Vote.
The decision of the Roosevelt peo
ple, under direction of their leader, to
refrain from voting, left no other can
didate near the President. The an
nouncement of the Taft victory was
greeted with cheering from his adher
ents and groans and hisses from the
When It became absolutely certain
early today that Mr. Taft would be
nominated without great difficulty, the
leaders in control of the convention de
rided to give him as a running mate
his companion on the ticket in 1908.'
All others dropped from the race and
Mr. Sherman was the only candidate
regularly placed before the convention.
A motion from New Hampshire to make
the nomination by acclamation ' was
declared out of order. There were many
scattering votes on the roll call that
CoD-eatlna Finally Adjourns.
The convention, amid much confusion,
adjourned sine die.
At no time was there any Indication
of a walkout of Roosevelt delegates.
They expressed their revolt by silence.
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TAFT JOKE, BRYAN
BEST, SAYS WOMAN
MRS. HCTTOX WILL GET VOTE
IX DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
Roosevelt-Wilson Combination Looks
Good to Suffragist Who Will
Campaign In Two States.
CHICAGO. June 23. (Special.) "Taft
is nominated, and he is a Joke. Champ
Clark may be nominated by our con
vention, but William J. Bryan is the
best man to win the November elec
tion." Is the opinion of Mrs. May Ark
wright Hutton, of Spokane, Wash., who
arrived at the Congress Hotel late last
night on her ' way to the Democratic
convention at Baltimore, aa a (relegate
from Washington. "I am the only
woman delegate from the Northwest
and one ef the few suffragists that
will have a vote in the Democratic con
vention," she said.. "We have the unit
rule in our delegation and I am the
only delegate fit our delegation that
will have one full vote. The others
have one-half vote each. I have my
own vote and a proxy.
"We are -instructed for Champ Clark,
but Bryan is the only man who can de
feat anyone the Republicans may nomi
"Roosevelt will organize a new party
and it ia about tira.
"I am anxious to know about this
Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson rumor.
That would be a strong ticket.
"I will stump Ohio after the Balti
more convention, and will go into Okla.
homa and other states where woman's
suffrage is pending."
Mrs. Hutton left for Baltimore to
SALMON SCALES TELL AGE
By Counting Rings Deputy Warden
Able to Find Rate of Growth.
ASTORIA. Or., June 22. (Special.)
An Interesting experiment "was made
today by Deputy Fish Warden Gor to
determine the age of a large Chinook
salmon that was caught last night, and
the result indicates how rapidly this
class of fish grows.
The salmon weighed 74 pounds, was
four and one-half feet long and had
girth of 34 inches. Mr. Gor examined
one of the scales from the fish under a
microscope that magnifies 16,000 times
and found that the scale contained 74
distinct rings, the first set of rings
being close together and indicating that
the salmon was hatched in the Fall of
the year. As repeated Investigations
have shown that IS of these scale rings
form each year, this salmon would have
been five years old next Kali.
ALUMNI TO SEAL SCHOOL
Ex-Students of Lincoln High to Meet
in Old Building Wednesday.
To commemorate the closing of the
old Lincoln High School, the alumni
of the school will hold farewell exer
cises in the building Wednesday night
at 8 o'clock. Thereafter the school
will cease to exist as a high school.
In the Fall the new building at Mill
and West Park streets will be com
pleted. , -
Principal Hopkin Jenkins, of Jeffer
son High, a former teacher at the Lin
coln High, will make the principal ad
dress of the evening. After the pro
gramme the classes will hold reunions
in the various rooms and at 11 P.
M. all will march from the building
and the president of the Alumni As
sociation. Karl Hammond, will turn the
key of the building over to a repre
sentative of the School Board.
WH1TNEYS BAG" ANOTHER
Marshal of Cokeville Dies as Result
of Outlaw's Bullets.
COK.EVXLLE, Wyo, June 22. With
the death of Dan Hansen. Marshal of
Cokeville, the Whitney brothers, out
laws, added another to their list of
murders. Hansen was shot Thursday
night when he went to a spot where a
banker had been directed to bring
1500 on penalty of death.
The letter was signed by the Whlt-
neys. Bert uaiton. wno is in jan. nas
confessed that he held the horses for
BOYO OUSTED BY.
Williams Again Is Na
HOT EPITHETS ARE EXCHANGED
Fist Fight Narrowly Averted
in Stormy Session.
BITTER MESSAGE TO U'REN
Liar," Shouts Coe to McCusker,
Who Echoes Ii Back Political
Overtures of Roosevelt Crowd
Exposed in Warm Clash. y
BT HARRY J. BROWN.
COLISEUM, Chicago, June 22.-(Spe-cial.)
Ralph E. Williams, of Dallas,
was today re-elected National com
mitteeman for Oregon, - after the
stormiest session the Oregon delega
tion has held in Chicago. Williams
received six votes, being supported by
Campbell, Carey, McCusker, Hall,
Bynon and Smith. Coe, Ackerson and
Boyd refused to vote, and Swift was
absent, being in attendance at a meet
ing of the credentials committee.
The re-election of Williams was not
possible until the delegation unseated
the chairman It elected earlier in the
week and elected Campbell to succeed
him. Most of today's trouble was pre
clpltated by Dr. Coe, who for the past
week has persistently read the riot act
to all the Oregon delegates who have
differed from Aim and has not been
particularly choioe in his language
when calling others to task.
Flat Fight Narrowly Averted.
No sooner had the delegation met
than Boyd, who received Ave votes to
four for Williams at the previous meet
ing, set up the claim that he had al
ready been properly elected committee
man, and therefore the delegation could
not fill an office already filled. This
brought McCusker to his feet, insisting
that nve did not constitute a majority
of the delegation, and that Boyd bad
not been elected at the previous s-i
sion. Here Dr. Coe Insisted that Boyd
had been duly chosen as the successor
to Williams, having received the vote
of Ave out of nine, one being absent.
McCusker replied that it had been the
explicit agreement of the delegation
on its way to Chicago, that s.ix votes
should constitute a majority on the
selection of the committeeman and that
Coe and Boyd had been parties to the
This led to a long and personal
wrangle that would have ended in a
fist, fight had not the other delegates
ntervened. When personalities were
dropped another effort was made to
Induce Boyd to submit the question of
the election of a. committeeman, but
he again refused. So . Judge Carey
moved that Boyd be removed from the
office of chairman of the Oregon dele
gation, and this motion prevailed. Carey
then proposed the election . of Camp
bell as chairman and by the same vote,
six to three, Campbell was elected.
Williams Receives Six Votes.
' When Boyd was deposed he said he
would not support Williams because
he was a "stand-patter," but would
compromise on Carey, Smith, Camp
bell or any "progressive." McCusker
said that the three men named were as
much "stand-patters" as Williams and
suggested that' 'the 'delegation make
Senator Bourne committeeman, but
Boyd refused to support him, as did all,
the other delegates except McCusker
and Ha':, though Campbell said be J
would support Bourne If Williams
could not be elected. When the motion
to elect Williams was submitted by
Campbell, Williams received six votes
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PICTORIAL VERSION OF
, FINAL DAT OF REPUBLICAN
President William Howard Taft
i renominated on the first ballot.
1 receiving !61 votes. Roosevelt
', 117, La Follette 41, Cummins 17,
' Hughes 2; not voting, 343.
James Schoolcraft Sherman re
nominated for Vice-President, re-
.ceiving 697 votes; present and not
voting, 322. Governor Hadley re
ceived 14 votes. Senator Borah
21, Beveridge 2, and Professor"
Merriam 20, the latter cast by
Senator Root made chairman of
committee to notify President
, Taft. Thomas H. Devine, of Col
orado, to head Vice-Presidential
- Roosevelt forces immediately
begin their convention in Orches
tra Hall. ..
'William Jennings Bryan cheered
as he hastens from convention
hall to Baltimore, to battle with
reactionaries in the Democratic
Roll call on adoption of the
platform showed 666 yeas, 53
nays, 343 not voting, 19 absent.
Platform alms to Include the
best ideas demanded by all fac
tions of the third party and the
country at large, irrespective of
Temporary organization made
permanent without a hitch, in
striking contrast to the fight on
the opening day.
Former Lieutenant - Governor
Woodruff announces his resigna
tion as leader of the Republican
organization in Brooklyn.
Massachusetts delegation causes
scenes of wild disorder by refus
ing to vote on Presidential nomi
nation. - -
-Vice - Presidential nomination
offered Governor Deneen, of Illi
nois, and Senator Kenyon, of
Iowa, but both refuse.
Indications are that the Cum
mins camp of progressives will
join the Roosevelt third party.
Indications are. that Governor .
Hadley will not follow Roosevelt
In the third party plan.
Close of the convention marks
a hasty rush by newspaper camps
to the Baltimore convention.
Railroad officials unable to get
any definite understanding from
Colonel Roosevelt as to when he
will start back East. -
Governor Hadley, of Missouri,
and Senator Borah said to have
declined to consider the Vice
Presidency. : - -
PAPERS DENIED MILKMAN
citizenship Withheld From Swiss
. Dairyman Who Broke Laws.
Because of his repeated convictions
for selling impure milk and the revoca
tion of his license by the city health
authorities final citizenship papers yes
terday were denied Mike Tannler. a
Swiss dairyman. It will now be neces
sary for him to make an entirely new
application and wait five more years.
If he still desires, to become an Ameri
Tannler's case came up first last I
month. Evidence of his convictions I
was offered at that time, but the case J
was held over for a month.
Forty were admitted to citizenship
Friday and yesterday. Applications of
14 were denied.
. Opera' to Have Premiere.
BERLIN, June IS. (Special.) "Ad-
rladne at Naxos," Dr. Richard Strauss'
latest composition, will be , given for
the first time. It was definitely stated.
at the' Wuertemberg Royal Opera in
Stuttgartr October 24. Two other per
formances, on the 25th and 26th are to
follow. ' Strauss, 'composer, "Hof-
mannsthaL librettist, and Max Rein
hard t, "producer," will spend prac
tically . the . entire Summer putting
the finishing touches on the one-act
lece. Stalls and dress-circle seats, it
is announced, may now be reserved
at $12.60 each.
WHAT HAPPENED TO
Elimination as Dictator
CHICAGO CRISIS PARALLELED
Nebraskan Greatest Force-in
Party, Says Samuel Blythe.
FIGHT IS ON PERSONALITY
Commoner's Objection to Parker as
Chairman Taken as Nothing More
Than Desire to Rule Silencers
Seek to Quiet Outbreaks.
' BT SAMUEL O. BLYTHE.
(Copyright, 191 by Samuel G. Blythe.)
BALTIMORE, Md., June 22. (Spe
cial.) The first order of business at
the Democratic National convention
will be a determined attempt to put
the soft pedal on William Jennings
To that end, a coterie of handy
silencers has been selected and is work
ing earnestly with the arriving mem
bers of the National convention. The
plot is to take Mr. Bryan in hand at
the earliest possible moment and do
what can be done toward eliminating
him as a dictator, which position, it is
contended by many, he has assumed,
and which, to be more explicit, he is
endeavoring to retain. . ,
Bryan Kioki HI Power,
s The fact Is Mr. Bryan is the greatest
Individual force in the Democratic
party,' and the further fact is that he
knows it full well. Hence, with no
desire to become a secondary force and
with no intention of relinquishing
either position or perquisites, he has
protested against the selection of Alton
B. Parker as temporary chairman of
the convention, which meets next Tues
The situation has many resemWances
to the situation in Chicago just before
the coavention "met there. ' Mr. Roose
velt, who also had dictatorship visions,
protested against the selection of Sena
tor Root as temporary chairman.
The first fight in that convention
was on Root, Jjut In that fight Roose
velt and his men made .their greatest
mistake. They went to Chicago de
nouncing the so-called theft of many
delegates by the National committee
and averring they would not abide by
any affirmative decision made by a
committee containing those delegates.
Then, after losing, they abide by
Roosevelt's Chance Lost.
Roosevelt's great strength was to
tie up the organization of that con
vention or to bolt It at the start. He
could have taken out his delegates and
claimed to be as much the Republican
party as the Taft men could be, for he
was just as regular as Taft while the
convention was unorganized. However,
as soon as Root was named and the
convention was organized, Taft became
the regular Republican and Roosevelt
was outside the breastworks.
Now, at Baltimore, Mr. Bryan intends
to fight Judge Parker. He protests
violently against the selection of
Parker by the sub-committee of the
National committee on the ground that
Parker is not a progressive Democrat.
Mr. - Bryan is entirely right In that.
Mr. Parker Is as conservative a Demo
crat as the party boasts.
Still, Mr. Parker was the Democratic
candidate for President in 1904, and
Mr. Bryan supported him and stumped
for him, and Mr. Parker was a delegate
to the convention at Denver four years
ago that nominated Mr. Bryan. More
over, Mr. Parker was a member ' of
the platform committee and helped
write the platform on which Mr. Bryan
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A CERTAIN PROMINENT CITIZEN LAST WEEK.
SUPPORT OF BORAH
IDAHO SENATOR TO VOTE FOR
Governor Glasscock, of West Vir
ginia Is "Mum," but Johnson, of
California, Is Anti-Taft.
CHICAGO, June 22. (Special.) Sen
ator William E. Borah, of Idaho, has
deserted the standard of Colonel
Roosevelt. He will support the nom
inee of the Republican National con
vention. Although refusing to discuss
the matter in detail. Senator Borah
made it known tonight that he will
stay on the party reservation.
Next to Senator Dixon, of Montana,
he was a prominent, leader of the
Roosevelt forces in the pre-conventlon
"Will you support the nominee of the
convention?" was the question asked
"Yes," he replied, "but I do not care
to discuss . the matter," he added
That many others .will leave the
ranks of the Roosevelt forces was pre
Governor Glasscock, of West Vlr
glnla, leader of one of the strongest of
the Roosevelt delegations, refused to
commit himself on this subject
Governor Hiram Johnson, of Cali
fornia, declared himself most emphat
ically opposed to President Taft, and
"Absolutely no," when asked the
same question that had been put to
SUFFRAGISTS IN FACTIONS
Women at Chicago Divided as to
Taft and Roosevelt.
CHICAGO, June 22. Mrs. Charles
Blaney and Mrs. Florence. Collins For
ter, delegates from California to the
Republican National convention, at
tempted unsuccessfully Friday night to
storm the headquarters of the Illinois
Equal Suffrage League for Colonel
"Why la It that the women of Illin
ois are not favorable to Colonel Roose
velt?" asked Mrs. Blaney. in pleading
the cause of the former President
"He has declared himself for equal suf
frage and he is the logical man to ad
vance our cause." i
Mrs. W. B. Owen, a Chicago suffrait
1st, spoke for President Taft. asserting
that he had long been friendly to the
"Roosevelt is now ia favor of our vot
ing, said Mrs. Owen, "but this la in
the heat of a campaign and we are
in doubt .about his sincerity. Presi
dent Taft is and has been for ui and
I think Illinois suffragists had better
pin ttelr faith to him."
LEAP CURING INSANE MAN
Jump' From Hospital Window Brings
Back Bentlcy'8 Mind.
BAKER, . Or., June 22. (Special.)
The escape last night of L. K Bentley
from a second-story window of St. Eli
zabeth's Hospital may be the means of
his complete recovery.
In a state of dementlathe man dropped
from the window and alighted on a
flower bed without injury. After his
capture he was much more quiet and
his condition has rapidly improved
since then, so the attendants at the
hospital tonight have hopes for. his re
The man was found wandering ir.
the Central school building Thursday
while on his way from testifying In
a case in Portland to his home at Mount
Vernon. He was taken to the hospital
ami steadily grew worse until aftei-
"BIG TIM" FORESEES END
Woodruff Resigns as Leader of
' CHICAGO. June 22. Timothy ' L.
Woodruff tonight announced his resig
nation as leader of the Republican or
ganization In Brooklyn.
In his letter to Reuben L. Haskell,
sAfiratarv of the Kings Countv com
mittee, Mr. Woodruff says that in his
judgment the destruction of the Re
publican party Is inevitable as a re
sult of this National convention.
T. R. ACCEPTS
Independents Name Leader
as Regular Convention
Gomes to End.
COLONEL WOULD STEP ASIDE
Ex-President Takes Tempor
ary Leadership to Await
ALL SECTIONS APPEALED TO
Support Is Asked From North
and South Alike.
PARTY SLOGAN SOUNDED
"Thou Shalt Not Steal" Is Cardinal
Principle, Declares Nominee in
Acceptance Speech Conven
tion. May Be in August.
CHICAGO, June 22. Theodore Roose-
velt was nominated tonight for Presi
dent on an independent ticket. The
nomination was made during the dying
hours of the. iiepuWican National con-'
vention in which Mr. Roosevelt mot
defeat. . '
Voters' Will Fulfilled.
The nominating resolutions follow:
"We, delegates and alternates to th
Republican National convention, repre
senting a clear majority of the voters
of the Republican party In the Nation'
and representing a clear majority of
delegates and alternates legally . elect
ed to the convention in meeting as
sembled, make the following declara
tion: We were delegated by a majority
of Republican voters of our respective
districts and states to nominate Theo
dore Roosevelt in the Republican Na
tional convention as the candidate ot
our party for President and thereby
carry out the will of the voters as ex
pressed at the primaries. . We have
earnestly and conscientiously striven
to execute the commission entrusted to
us by the party voters. ;
Justice Dented, Says T. R. Men.
For five days we have been denied
justice In the National convention:
This result has been accomplished by
the action of the now defunct Na
tional committee in placing upon the
preliminary roll of the convention and
thereby seating upon the floor of the
convention, a ' sufficient number of
fraudulently elected delegates to con
trol the proceedings of the conven
tion. These fraudulent delegates, once
seated, have by concerted action with
one another, put .themselves upon the
permanent roll, where they constitute
an Influence sufficient to control tha
convention and defeat the will of the
party as expressed at the primaries.
"We have exhausted every known
means to hold off this conspiracy and
to prevent this fraud upon the popular
wl11 - but without success.
'We were sent to. this convention
bearing the most specific Instructions
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