The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 28, 1912, Image 1

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XXXI , I iiinniFQ' im i ro mun T n
Birth of Republican
Party Recalled
Roosevelt Expected to Be
Dominant Figure at Meeting.
Comparison With Convention of
1860, Which Nominated Lincoln
on New Platform Made Many
Features Are Spectacular.
CHICAGO, July- 2"- (Special.) Chi
cago Is to make political history within
the next two weeks.
On August S a new party the Pro
gressives will nominate Theodore
Roosevelt for President and attempt to
overthrow both the . Republican and
Democratic parties.
It is not the first time tho Central
West has been the center ot political
revolution. Politicians recall the scenes
of 185,mhen Wisconsin and Michigan
.led the fight which resulted in the for
mation of the Republican party and the
overthrow of the Whigs and Free Soll-
?r. -Mneola
Nomloedoa Recalled.
Chicago in I860 was ?he seeac of
the convention which nominated Abra
ham Lincoln as a Republican and he
w as the first to lead the new party to
victory. The nomination took place in
wooden shack called the "Wigwam "
in Grant Park, the tract across from
n.h.s,-. Hall. where Roosevelt
nade Ms new party declaration and was
Stven a preliminary nomination after
the Republican National convention iia
railed to make him its choice.
The leaders arc expecting thousands
to flock to the city to attend tna new
hii ih its historical aspects will
prove a lure, inasmuch as progressives
are declaring the new party has come
to stay and will be the master of the
old line parties before another four
years have rolled around.
Calomel to Be oa Floor.
Colonel Roosevelt's personal parttci
m th convention also will be a
magnet. He will be on the convention
. an a.aions. directing the work
of organization, and will make a speech
intended to outdo all previous enori.
.r.oi. uv it will be a bitter in
dictment of the Republican party, the
bodv politic which elected him to the
Presidential chair, but which two
months ago refused him what he claims
to have been a rightful nomination,
inniud of being a gathering of Re
publicans only, the new party conven
tion will be constituted of men of all
political beliefs. Republicans will lock
arms with Democrats as the Whigs and
Free Sellers embraced each other in
i The issues this time will be on
re rent, of course, as no war cloud, as
then, hangs over the Nation.
I-et e People Rule." Is Slogaa.
i.tad nt slavery and state sover
eignty problems, this convention will be
fought on the issue of "self-government,
as against the bosses." "Let the
people rule-- is the slogan. In 1S56 the
battle cry was "free soil, free speech,
free men and Fremont."
different scene will greet the new
political revolutionists from that which
surrounded the famous v lgwam cuu.
.i isvtn Instead of meeting in a
temporary shack on the lake front, the
delegates will convene in a pis i
hall the Coliseum seating 12.000 peo
ple and fitted out with the latest in the
wav of modern conveniences.
Another thing which the 1856. and
Pal- 1M
Dad Answering Phone Is Viciously
Attacked by Canine Patients
Meet In Hospital.
SPOKANE, Wash.. July 27. (Special.)
Misfortunes came swiftly to L. B.
Bliss and his 18-year-old son. Chester,
thin mornlnsr. .
Tounor Bliss was driving a ngnt rig
with ed m nliim blnar suDOlles in It un
der the Washington-street viaduct.
near the Great Northern depot, wnen
hla horse took fright at a passing auto
mobile. The horse started on a- run up
the street Young -Bliss jumped and
was badly bruised and otherwise hurt
as a result.
Tho horse continued up Washington
Street, and, striking a Northern Ex
press wagon, overturned it and threw
the driver. H. J. Cummings. or 1103
Gordon avenue, to the street. Cum
mings was also badly hurt and was
tln with voung Bliss to the Emer
gency Hospital. The horse was finally
caught near Riverside avenue after it
has scattered plumbing supplies lor
several blocks.
After the two men had had their
injuries dresseM. Steward I. W. Dare.
at the Police Station, tried to reach
Bliss. Sr.. at his place of business and
finally located him a' cf home . of
John M. Bunn, 13 urey -v.. - wncrt
he was doing some work. Mr.
Dili-. a u olanlnr at thA tAlADI.. . "
was attacked by a dog in the Bu'
home and nls leg-oaaiy omen, ne
Immediately set out for the Emergency
Hospital to have his own injuries
Seventecn-YcJtr-Old Hero Rescues
Younger Lads From Drowning.
ASTORIA. Or., .July 27. (Special)
Carl and Fred Ldndstrom.' the 10 and
13-year-old ons. respectively, of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Llndstrom. had a nar
row escape from drowning, while bath
ing in the Columbia River, opposite
the old' Eagle cannery, in Alderbrook
last evening. The lads were diving
from a boat and swimming to a ladder
at the net racks.
The younger boy got into the chan
nel and was caught In the strong cur
rent, which drew him under and was
carrying him down stream. The brother
went to the rescue, but was grabbed
by the younger lad. and was unable to
swim against the strong current. Both
would undoubtedly have gone down had
not Jennings Elbon. a 17-year-old boy.
who was in the vicinity, heard their
cries for help, and plunging Into the
river, dragged the two boys to the
dock, where they hung on to the pil
ing until a boat arrived and picked
them up. - -
Iowa River Yields Beautiful Stones
Weighing 33 3-4 Grains.
MAR5HALLTOWN. Ia.. July 27.-LU-tle
Big Bear, an Indian from the Mesk
mkl reservation near Tama. Ia., sold
yesterday to a local dealer, for 1660, a
pink pear-shaped pearl weighing 33
grains. He found the pearl in the
Iowa River, near Iowa C)ty. The In
dian sold for $60 a round pearl found
In the same place.
Samuel S. Starr, of Waverly. sold
here yesterday for 8410 a 19'4-graln
pearl found In the Cedar River.
Anchors Fall to . Hold and Craft
Strikes Spit Near Wheeler. -
WHEELER. Or., July 27. (Spectal.)
Anchors failing to hold today resulted
in the schooner T. C. Hill, chartered by
the Wheeler Lumber Company, to load
lumber for San Francisco, striking the
sand spit, though no damage was done
so far as known.
The llfesavlng crew at Garibaldi went
.m in th. work of rescuing the craft.
and it is expected she will be pulled off
the sand without lnjury
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nrnn ill nn.lTnni 'I hAiillh LnAlYlrlUiio Unl I IllirJs sinKI rw' . . ..r -JTZ. nl! I rn .1 H I ! I 11
HN h N - iUN nUL: mav thmr ARRnAn UftLLUunu umui enjoy AUl.u rout
Surrender of Blues Ex
pected Today
Defenders "Blue" Because In
vaders Outgeneraled Them.
Black River Bridge Dynamited and
Colonel Young's Men Retreat hut
Reds Advance and Second
Retreat In Haste Follows. ;
GENERAL MACS, Gate, Wah., July 27.
After an active maneuver campaign
since July 20 the Invaders, the Reds,
now practically In control of the
States, the Blues, will sur
render tomorrow before noon awl Colo
nel Kennon of the Twenty-Fifth In
fantry will have scored a grand vic
tory over Colonel George H. Young.
At 2 o'clock this morning, under
cover of a friendly fog which covered
the hills with a heavy mantle. Colo
nel Kennon marshaled his forces from
Oakville toward the enemy which had
concentrated near th.e Black River
bridge for a decisive battle today.
The Blues had trained guns of two
batteries, E and F, on the approach
to the bridge, and these were sup
ported by six companies of the Twenty
First Infantry, which were assisting
in defending the defile through the
mountains. Charging the right flank
of the enemy. Colonel Kennon with 26
companies of Infantry from the Twen
ty-Fifth Infantry and the Oregon and
Idaho . National Guard, succeeded in
compelling the enemy to retire at
about 7:20. - .
Bridge la Dynamited.
At the same time the Black. River
bridge, charged by Infantry from the
Twenty-r irtn. Decame untenaoie ana
was blown up by dynamite. Batteries,
E'and F. of the Blues, retreated to a
lower mountain, where they planted
their three-inch cannon, supported by
the Twenty-First Infantry, making a
stronger position than the first..
Engaging the enemy, the Blues, on
the east of the Black River, with fire
from one battalion under Major Scott.
Oregon National Guard, and two bat
tallons under Colonel Poorman, the
Reds advanced to their own left, and.
going over the mountain, forced the
enemy, the Blues, to retreat, in haste.
This movement, when Major Scott's
battalion forded the Black River with
water to their armpits and harassed
the Blues with fire across an outfield,
forced them to retreat from their posl-
tion at the bridge and the artillery
planted behind It on the left was taken
to the lower hill, where Batteries E and
F were attempting to hold the lower
Reda Advance Slowly.
The Reds advanced slowly, but
steadily, driving back the left wing
of the Blues until a concentration was
made at Gate and at a bridge one mile
north. Two battalions of the Twenty
Fifth Infantry, Reds, circled to their
right and fought their way to the rear
of the Blues, camping near Rochester.
which was the headquarters of the
Blues three days ago.
Two battalions of the Twenty-First
Infantry have been sent out to defend
this position and hold the Reds ii
check and while they have so far sue
ceeded they will not be able to do so
tomorrow, when the Reds will attempt
to force them to surrender.
Tonight gloom reigns in the camps
(Concluded on Paw 4.)
If Giants Win Arrangements Almost
Made to Journey . With Rival
Nine and Play Exhibitions.
NEW YORK. July 27. (Special.)
Providing, of course, that the Giants
win the National League pennant, ar
rangements have been practically com
pleted to make a trip half way around
the world with the winners of the
American League championship. .
t Athpr words the teams taking part
In the world's series In the Fall will
leave here October 25, for a trip tnat
will cover the leading cities In the
United States, . the rival teams playing
in Los Angeles and San Francisco be
fore sailing for Honolulu. After sev
eral nmes there, the players will go
direct to Japan and give exhibitions of
the National game in Tomo ana ioko
hama. Hongkong will be the next stopping
place, after which Manila win db
visited. Then Australia will be the ob
jective point with games in Sydney and
Melbourne. Instead of going around
the world, it is planned to sail for
T.namQ from the Antipodes. South
America, after which will be toured, the
teams probably having games ar
ranged for them in Valparaiso, Buenos
Ayres and Rio de Janeiro. From last
named city the teams will sail iirect
for New York City, being scheduled to
arrive here about February 1.
Expenses of the trip are estimated
at 850,000. Thirty players 15 for each
team will be taken along ana ii mere
are any profits the money win oe
divided equally among tne men.
Police Believe "Kid'' McRoy Is Made
Victim of Gem Robbers.
iMnnv Julv 27. (Special.) The
p.ifimi notice who have been investi
gating the robbery of the jewels of the
Princess of Thurn ana razis ai uiuuiu,
are convinced that "Kid" McCoy, the
American pugilist, who Is under arrest
here in connection with the case, is the
victim of a carefully arranged plot
and that he had no connection either
with the robbery or the handling oi
the jewels.
An immediate request win oe ror
hre hv the Beleian authorities
asking that McCoy be released on bail
on Monday. The "kid ' nas agreeu 10
go to Bruges to explain all his actions.
McCoy's arrest came about through
the statement of Daisy Bloom, that he
had taken the Jewels. The London po
lice are now convinced that this stae-
" H.4 alfflnlv for the DUrDOSO
mem wa "'ft". " -
fhrnnHr,? niisolclon on McCoy and
diverting attention from the woman
who Is believed to have taaen tne
Jewels to London.
Lewiston Man Must Pay Taxes on
Property Worth $150, 000. -
Tvn-Tsmv Idaho. Julv 27. (Spe
clal.) John P. Vollmer, president of
the First National Bank of this city,
and the wealthiest man in the state of
Idaho, must pay taxes on real estate
i- .r- x -q Pnutitv valued at ap
proximately 8150.000. according to a
decision of the Board or uoumy com
missioners sitting as a Doara oi equal
ization. The taxes will amount to be
tween 82500 and 83500.
Mr. Vollmer's contention has been
. i. . 1. 1 ...i tAfA Is a. n art of -the
Uio.1 ma
capital stock, while County Assessor
Wyatt has maintained inai me mim
Is a part of the surplus and undivided
profits and assessable. Mr. Vollmer
may carry the issue to the courts of
the county. -
Bubonic Rat at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. July 27. Bubonic
bacilli was discovered today on a rat
found on the waterfront here. The
discovery was made after several hun
dred rodents had been examined here
In the last few weeks. Dr. J. H. White,
of the United States Marine Hospital,
said the discovery need not cause
op BAOG-EfltWG- THJ?
Former Winner Leaks;
: Flight Forbidden.
Fifteen-Mile Breeze Carries
Competitors Northwest.
Strenuous Work Required to .Keep
Car Bearing Bridal Party From
Crashing to Earth Ballast
Is Thrown Out.
KANSAS CITY. July 27. Seven huge
sras balloons. . manned by the premier
pilots in America, ascended from Avia
tion Field here late today in a race to
.ti.rmin. what three of the number
shall Journey to Stuttgart, Germany,
to compete this Fall with foreign
snortsmen in an effort to regain for
America the James Gordon Bennett
trophy, lost last year when a German
balloon won the international race.
The pilot Kansas City III (non-con
testant), carrying Dr. Mile R. Hart-
man a r, .1 IMisa Violet Davis, of Kansas
City, on the first leg of their honey
moon trip, preceded tne seven 6
aloft to show the way for the contest
ants. The couple were married just
before the race began.
Muck Feared Balloon Out of Race.
Tb haiinon St. Louis IV. most feared
by the other pilots, did not arise irom
4,.utin Field Instead it lies flat on
the a-rounds. disabled by a score of
srtiall holes from whlcn tne gas mai
iir,oii- filled the bag seeped out and
caused A. B. Lambert, official starter.
to declare it out of the race. . .
tviiiiam Assman. of St Louis, pilot
of the unfortunate balloon, was heart
broken when he was declared out.
Amr. had been ill and was unable to
reach Kansas City until this morning,
but he had Intended to make tne mgni.
"Captain Berry, of the Million Pop
i..i rnub." said ' Assman tonight,
"was given a contract to repair the
kaiinnn St. Louis IV several months
a trn T Waa not here yesterday to in
the balloon-and it was not .until
we - began Inflating it today that the
leaks were discovered. We- tried to
patch them, but the gas pressure was
an sirnnc the Batches would not stick.
However, I believe if the official start
er had allowed us to go up we wouia
have shown them an a race.
, Lieutenant Lahm once won an Inter
national race with the St. Louis IV.
Conditions for Race Ideal.
Ideal weather conditions prevailed
for the race. The weather was cool
and a wind from the southeast blew
15 miles an hour, carrying the bags
swiftly from the starting ground to the
untoward Incident marred the
tart, save that the nllot balloon which
bore the bridal party began to fall near
the field and only for the strenuous
work on the part of Frank M. Jacobs,
niint would have crashed to the
rpAimit An It was five sacks of bal
last were dumped out before the bag
ei. - -
The pilot balloon landed at 9 o'clock
tonight at Smlthville,- Mo.. 22 miles
northwest of Kansas City. The balloon
was a non-contestant and was not try
ing for a sustained flight. According
to Pilot Jacobs he reached an altitude
of 8500 feet. The bridal party returned
to Kansas City by motor car.
Pilot Leaves at S P. M.
Pilot balloon was released at 5 P. M.
and aalled a wflv to the northwest.
The balloon Uncle Sam. Captain H. E.
i - in 1 1 ii i i 1 1 ii 1 1 ii i inn'
Klnd-Hearted Doctor Provides Car
and Someone Gives Money and
Joy Reigns Supreme.
Hospitals from the very nature of
things, seldom are looked upon as
r.r inv and scenes of pleasure.
- t-.i ,r mnmini' however. . in the
children's ward of the Good Samaritan
Hospital. . pandemonium would nais
broken loose, had It been permitted In
that well-regulated place. -ana - '-
.i aii feav heen brought about by
a simple announcement made by a kind
hearted doctor to the effect tnat anyone
nuad and who was well enough.
could go for an automobile ride.
Anyone who liked, indeed: -me
of it.
That was why pandemonium almost
i 1- ., , That was whv there was
a lUtu h..rt hurnine and a few
tears trickling oown toe
those who were not .quite" well enough
to go Soon all 'was settled, w.."
L tnts norls. Elsie, Harry
and George, aged between five and six
mostly, had their luncnes maoe up
-.!. thA arrival of the car.
half anxiously, as If they were afraid
it would all turn out to tie a aream. -Soon
the car did come, and they were
actually on the way to the City Park,
with a nurse in attendance, ana um
doctor at the wheel. Till five o'clock
they romped and reveled In tne ire.i
i .ar.hd the animals and exper
ienced the Joy of being out again. One
little girl, Doris, could noi nave Buu
without her chair, so the chair was
strapped onto the back of the machine,
and unloosed at the park.'.
Some kind person ai ie
had given each child some money to
...... in, tha monkeys and the
other animals, to say nothing of getting
candy for themselves.
Harry, another youngster, aet.ucv.
that with the millions he had made
-i j in his mind, he would ouy
ailvauji - -
nothing but automobiles to take people
who lived In hospitals out inio i.uB
. i. . a 1-ama.rlC which mCt with
the decided approval of Miss Loveridge.
the hospital superintendent. She said
that if people who possessed cars, and
who were .seized at any nmc .
thinir for the good of
humanity, would, drive around that way
sometime, she would guaraniee in.
they would know what. genuine pieas
ure felt like.
i-.. xr -ahia nrovided the automo
bile yesterday and has recommendej
occasional outdoor tripo ior
valescent children.
Colonel Sends Representatives to
Rescue Washington Factions
et-'iTTi.r WMh. Julv 27. Theodore
D...H. In resDOnse to appeals to
him to settle the, differences between
the progressive factions in wasning
. .uinv. ,.imiu him as leader, to
ton 1 H v -1
day sent a telegram to . H. W hitham.
. , nt th radical progressives.
tin.' - v- - -
who have called a state convention for
next Wednesday at Tacoma. saying
h waa too far away from the
scene to give an opinion and that his
representative would De in oeamc
Monday. . .
One wing of the progressives, headed
.... iTiad states Senator Poindexter, is
uy ..... .
opposed to nominating
other than electors. io
i..i would Dut in the Iieio canui-
dates for'every state and county office.
Mount Ingalls' Summit Thrown Into
Icicle Lake:
ELLENSBURG, Wash., July 27. Ac
cording to C. M. Snow, a sheepman of
Teanaway, who has arrived here, the
peak capping Mount Ingalls In the
Cascade Range has been split by some
seismic disturbance ' and has been
thrown into the waters of Icicle Lake,
a small but deep body of water 6000
feet above sea level.
Snow declares the outline of the top
of the mountain has been changed com
ia unDunuruLuuo
Effort to Influence Elec
tors Is Assailed.
Charges of Theft' Held to Be
Part of Deliberate Plan.
Contests Said to Be -Faked" With
View of Having Just Claims Ruled
Out With Them That Cry or
Fraud Might Be Raised. .
NEW YORK, July 27. Charles D.
Hllles. formerly secretary to, President
Taft and now chairman of-the Repub
lican National committee, gave out tne
following statement tooay:
"The only possible justincauon ot
the avowed efforts ot the third term
party leaders to Induce the Republican
electors in at least six states to betray
.k.i. und caat their, votes in the
electoral college for ex-President
Roosevelt would be the trutn ot tne
charge that President Taft was nomi
nated by the fraudulent seating oi a,
sufficient number of delegates to af
fect the choice of the National conven
Truth of Charge Dealea.
--.... ia nrr truth whatever In that
.ur Mr. Roosevelt and lu asso
ciates know there is no truth in it, but
they have been attempting by vocifer
ation and .reiteration to becloud the
fact that they have no prooi to oner.
They would drown out by persistent
cries of 'thief and 'fraud' all attempts
to establish the truth.
"The . third term party is the .con
fessed sponsor for 160 Take' contests .
v... hiah it uttemnted to secure fraud
ulent control of the National conven
tion, and now it has the temcniy mo
ask the American public to believe that
in the remaining 78 contests tha right
was all on -Its side.
"Psycaologlcal Effect" Cited.
"Of the 238 contests which Mr.
Roosevelt ordered to be brought before
the' National committee, his political
.,ara voluntarily abandoned 160.
His press agents announced that these
contests were Instituted solely for
psychological effect' and in order that
daio.ri.tAii elected might not
L-eveal the large majority of legitimate
ly elected delegates instrucieu
President Taft.
"This gross misrepresentation of the
Republican party has attained propor
tions far greater than a factional quar
rel. Were tlie charges true It would
be a National scandal. For that reason
the proper authorities have caused te
be prepared a complete review of all
the controverted cases, a review which
it is the duty of every loyal American
to read. A resume of this will be pub
lished more or less fully In the news
papers of Monday morning and copies
of the complete statement will be avail
able to all who write for thera to the
Republican National committee ot its
headquarters in . the Times buildl,ng.
The document furnishes all the facts
in every contest.
Alabama Contests Flimsy.
"Why, take the Stale of Alabama.
Mr. Roosevelt.- through his political
managers, asked the National commit
tee to unseat 22 Taft delegates. Twenty
of the contestants were thrown out by
the virtually unanimous decision of the
committee end one avowed committee
man remarked: 'I am .convinced the
country will be astounded by the flimsy,
character of the Roosevelt contests."
' "There was no steam roller In op-
fConeludd on Pas'- 10.)
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