The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, Section One, Page 18, Image 18

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Ex-President's Record During
War Gains Friends.
f erehing Shows Little Popularity,
s Editors Believe Xo Military
Man Can Be Elected.
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fery; that the people have confidence
in him.
There are editors who say they favor
him but question whether he is strong
enough to be elected. A democratic
editor writes that he favors Taft and
that the democrats will have to nom
inate a very strong; man to prevent
itim from supporting Taft.
One coast county editor admits that
fce bitterly opposed Taft in the past
and supported Johnson, Borah, et al.,
but that Taft is now a progressive,
xvhile Johnson, Borah and the others
tiave become reactionary.
Hagtaes Also Popular.
There is also a strong sentiment for
Hughes, on much the same grounds as
that expressed for Taft. The former
justice and the former president ap
pear to appeal to the same editors and
the same communities. Of the two,
however, Taft is decidedly the favorite.
Or the total votes, General Wood
filmost parallels the strength of Taft,
lieneral Wood's gains are as second
and third choice. He has more third
hoice votes than any other possibil
ity. It is indicated in the returns that
the sentiment for Wood is based on
two things: (1) the failure of the
tieraocratic administration to place him
In command of the American troops,
end (2) the supposition that neither
U'aft nor Hughes will consent to be
nominees, and therefore Wood is the
most available man in sight. The
"Wood sentiment is reflected, also, by
ditors whe were supporters of the late
Theodore Roosevelt, the patron of
- Ceneral Wood.
Streneth of Wood Doubted.
Counteracting the Wood sentiment is
he statement of newspaper men that
lio military man can be elected presi
dent. The Wood feeling, it is explained,
does not come from the returned sol
fliers or their relatives, for former serv
ice men are opposed to a military can-
' ciidate. The same argument is made
1 t-elative to General Pershing.
There are editors who frankly con
less that they have been unable to
' Judge the local sentiment, because pub
lic opinion has not shafted itself in
lavor of anyone. Other editors report
that the local sentiment is similar to
iheir personal choices, and stilj others
express a choice that is different from
what they believe local sentiment to
tie. It is from an analysis of these
replies that the results have been com
piled. Appended is the information supplied
!Jy the editors.
' Coquille Fstom Taft.
H. W. Young, Coquille Sentinel Taft.
(JCo local sentiment.
Says Mr. Young:
"In 1916 I said that Taft had no
Vision, that he was a standpatter and
& reactionary. That was true then.
Today he has the widest vision of any
republican talked of for president, and
the men like Johnson, Borah and i
J'oindexter, who then stood for the
things I believed in, have gone way
hack rippd sat down on the league of
nations issue, of whose importance they I
neem to have not the faintest concep
tion. The fate of the world depends !
upon the right settlement of this mat-
ter. Upon it hang the destinies of the :
Tiations and the issues of peace or war.
The man who does not see this and is
Tiot willing to put aside all partisanship
mid any personal pique he may have
when he comes to consider it is not
rig enough to be elected president of
the United States. It is, of course,
possible that this issue will be settled
and settled right before the conven
tions of 1920 are held, but as it stands
today, however little I may have es
teemed William Howard Taft in the
t jiast, he is the only man I would con-
eider for the nomination."
D. H. Talmadge, Halsey Enterprise ;
Hughes, Wood, Taft. Local sentiment
Relieved to be Taft, Wood, Hughes.
Says Mr. Talmadge:
"As a matter of fact, there is no
.real sentiment on the matter here. I
think the people sense the general un
rest and they have confidence in Mr.
Taft. They feel that they may depend
upon him. but as a candidate for nom
ination they 'don't know' yet. With
a. definite issue likely to formulate
from the present condition of unrest,
due in a great degree to a lack of
balance between average earnings and
the cost of necessities, and with our
foreign relations presenting formidable
problems, the nomination of Hughes
would be, it seems to me. a very good
one. He is honest, he is big enough
for the job and he has the somewhat
jrare faculty of getting into well-considered
action promptly."
Taft for Bronnnvillf.
W. H. Wheeler. Brownsville Times
favors Taft, although the editor is not
a. republican. Continuing:
"Have doubt of Taft's success if he
4s the candidate because so many good
lia-ters would knife a man who dared
"brave the wrath of the round robin
senators at Washington, but if he were
riominated, a friend of the league would
be elected, as it is as unthinkable that
the democrats will run an enemy of the
league as it is that any party could
isiect such a candidate."
N. C. Westcott. Aurora Observer
Tuft. Hughes, Frank B. Kellogg. Local
fccntiment lor Taft.
Says Mr. Westcott:
"The attitude of William H. Taft dur
fltiir the past two years in matters pure
ly political has been so subordinated
to the general welfare of the nation
that he stands higher than ever in the
esteem of genuine 1 S -carat Americans.
He has whole-heartedly backed up dur
ing the war an administration with
vhich he is completely out of sympathy
politically. He has exerted all his in
fluence in favor of a league of na
tions. He has shown his liberal attitude
tv being willing to accept a covenant
in which he sees some minor defects:
If the league of nations pact unfor
tunately becomes a party issue, Taft
vfill be the strongest candidate the Re
publicans can put up."
Hen iv K. Browne. Silvcrton Trib
me Taft. Wood. Hughes. Local senti
ment believed to favor Wood, Taft,
Jjughes. Sa ys Mr. Browne :
"1 prefer Mr. Taft for the reason that
fce has & positive reputation, while the
reputation of Mr. Wood is. perhaps,
what may be called negative. And also
that Mr. Taft's attitude relative to mat
ters pertaining to the war problems has
iheen beyond reproach in my opinion.
Tbe fact that he has not declared him
self a candidate, and has said he would
3iot be, is probably the reason for
sentiment in this vicinity going favor
able to General Wood. If it becomes
Inown to the people that Mr. Taft will
.ccept the nomination I believe he will
te nominated and elected by an over
whelming majority. Mr. Taft is favor
Able to some of the prominent tie mo
rals in thiij viciuitVi who will support
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Standing Mrs. Thomas C. Fargher and Thomas C Farsher Jr. Seated 3Irm.
Frank Hnott holding Marjorle Eileen Farsrher.
An interesting family reunion was that held recently at the home of Mrs.
Frank Huott, 169 Xorth Twenty-second street, when representative of four
generations met. Mrs. Huott is a great-grandmother at 70 years of age. Her
daughter, Mrs. Thomas C. Fargher of Dufur, came to Portland recently for a
visit, accompanied by her only son. Thomas Jr., aged 22. They brought with
them Mrs. Huott's great-grandchild, Marjprie Eileen Fargher, aged 4 months,
who is the daughter of Thomas F. Fargher Jr. Mrs. Huott is the mother of seven
children, five of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Frank Loveland, Chicago;
Mrs. W. J. Wright, Ketchikan, Alaska; Mrs. Thomas C. Fargher, Dufur; Mrs.
A. M. Hawkins, 169 Twenty-second street North, Portland, and Frank Huott,
him in preference to Wilson. Chamber
lain and others who may be named.
Upton H. Gibbs, Eastern Clackamas
News. Estacada Taft, Wood, Roose
velt Jr. Says Mr. Gibbs:
'It is too early yet to gauge public
sentiment, as those I have asked have
not given it much thought, though Gen
eral Wood seems to have the strongest
support. For myself, the above choices
are only tentative. I will not vote for
a man who is in opposition to the league
of niitions. for that to me is the para-,
mount issue. Some mention Borah or j
Johnson, neither of whom suit me, the
former evidently coquetting with the:
non-partisans and the latter is not;
only opposing the league, but also is!
wanting in tact in dealing with the!
Japanese, -like most Calif ornians. Japan I
will have to be reckoned with and
won't submit to be treated like a dog." I
Hugh Hume, the Spectator Taft.
Wood, Lodge. Local sentiment not
judged. Says Mr. Hume: j
"Mr. Taft's real ability resides in the
fact that he is the one notable repub
lican who has kept the peace treaty
and the league of nations from becom- I
ing a democratic asset. Mr. Taft's abil
ity resides in this fact among others.
I am inclined to think that the treaty
of peace and the league of nations will
be a very important subject up to the
time of the national conventions and
the presidential election next year.
"General Wood s great ability con
sists largely in the fact that he stands
for about everything American that
the present administration does not
favor. He is a man of very broad
vision and is -intensely American. He
is not only a splendid and- gallant sol- ,
dier. but a great administrator and executive.
'Senator Lodge would make an ideal
prime minister for a great nation in
times of perpetual peace. The fact that
he could not be elected to the presi
dency in no way alters my opinion that
he would make a great chief executive."
T. C. Queen, Dufur Dispatch: Taft,
Wood, Hughes. Local sentiment fav
ors Wood, Taft, Hughes. Says Mr.
Queen :
"But little is being said in this vi
cinity as to the most desirable man for
president in 1920 but practically ail are
agreed that a change of policy is needed
and that the next president will have
grave problems to face, probably the
gravest in the history of the country.
The writer favors Taft because he be
lieves him capable of handling the sit
uation; is an able statesman and diplo
mat; his record during the war was 100
per cent; and he, having held the office
of president would be in a better posi
tion to handle the affairs of the coun
try frohi the start than others might
However, anyone with the proper record
and ability, will be acceptable to us."
George P. Cheney, Record Chieftain,
Enterprise :
"A shrewd observer sums up the
situation by saying republicans of the
state have adopted the policy of watch
ful waiting; they are not agreed as to
any prospective candidate and are
awaiting developments. Following his
tour of the country, W. H. Taft was
much spoken of as a candidate and
perhaps still is the favorite. Hughes
is mentioned occasionally and General
Wood. The men who have been most
active in the senate against the peace
treaty and the league of nations are
quite out of favor and are not consid
ered as possible candidates."
John G. Eckman, Tel-ephone Register:
Taft, Wood or any good man who is
for the peace league. Local sentiment
similar. Says Mr. Eckman:
"I fear the party cannot unite on Mr.
Taft. but think they ought to do so
as the best man to carry out the pro
viFions made for future peace. He cer
tainly has been a most loyal American
and a gentleman of the highest order,
typifying what all Americans should
be in hopefulness and usefulness and
sound sense. Much the same can be
said of General Wood, who has not
always, been treated fairly, and has
been a gentleman throughout. The next
president of the United States will
stand for peace, not obstruction, hence
there is no show for Borah. Poindexter.
Johnson or any of the old school. If
they are brought forward, and Mr. Wil
son is again a candidate, he will he
elected. The republicans must name a
man on whom they can unite and that
man must be for peace with an ade
quate army to enforce peace demands.'
R. J. Hendricks. Oregon Statesman :
Taft. Wood. Pershing. Local sentiment
believed to be for ood. Pershing,
Taft. Says Mr. Hendricks:
"I believe William Howard Taft is
the outstanding forward looking
statesman of the world and that this
country sorely needs such a man as
chief executive in the reconstruction
days; and that the whole world needs
such a man at the head of the leading
nation of the earth.
"I believe the issues should be pro
tection to American labor and capital
and protection of American ideals
aeainst everything and everybody un
American, and promotion of every aid
to the development of foreign shipping
and foreign trade remembering, how
ever, that the most important market
of all is the home market."
Charles H. Fisher, Daily Capital
Journal: "I would probably be rated
too much of a democrat to have a
right to assist republicans in selecting
a candidate for president. My per
sonal choice would be William H. Taft,
and the democrats would have to run
a mighty strong man to keep me from
supporting him."
Jean P. Kirkpatrick, Pilot Rock
Record: Taft, Hughes. " Local senti
ment 'believed to be Wood, Borah,
Hughes. Says Mr. Kirkpatrick:
"We do not believe a man's military
title is any guarantee of statesman
ship. We think that General Wood's
only claim to the nomination lies in the
sympathy extended him by the re
publicans on account of failure to be
favored by the present administra
tion in a military way which Is only
natural and to be expected from a po
litical viewpoint. To nominate General
John J. Pershing would be doing him
a rank injustice for we consider he
already has the greatest honor that
any nation has to bestow. The repub-
ican nominee must be an eastern man
which automatically eliminates both
Borah and Johnson." '
G. L. Alexander of Lebanon Exnress:
Hughes, Taft and Wood.
A. R. O'Brien, Hughes, Taft, Wood.
Says Mr. O'Brien:
"Justice Hughes through unfortunaet
political complications brought about
by Senator H. A. Johnson of California
lost the race the last time and be
cause of the sacrifice he made then,
his sterling qualities and entire fitness,
he should be allowed to make the race
a second tim-e."
Herbert A. Gill, Woodburn Indepen
dent: Hughes, if he does not fight Wil
son at the present moment. It is too
early to express a preference.
Says Mr. Gill:
"There are no other professed candi
dates in the field but General Leonard
Wood and Senators Foindexter and
Johnson. The latter two have taken
the wrong stand on the league of na
tions covenant and General Wood, while
possessing excellent administrative
ability and one who would make a good
executive, could not be elected on ac
count of his close identification with
the military and the people at present
are not inclined toward militarism. It
is really too early to express a choice.
Wait until the senate takes action on
the peace pact. At this moment the
nominee most liable to be elected, if
he stands upon a popular platform,
would be Charles Evans Hughes. The
most prominent issue will bear a direct
relation to the high cost of living and
necessaries. Others of importance, in
their order, will be possibly the league
of nations covenant, government con
trol of railroads, rights of labor, con
duct of the war, immigration. Higher
tariff would not be favored in the face
of high cost of living and profiteering.
No party would desire or have the ef
frontery to ask the people to protect
the profiteers."
E. K.. Henderson, Silver Lake Leader:
Hughes, Taft, Wood. Local sentiment
is for Hughes first. There are some
Taft and a few Wood men. They will
most all vote for any good republican
at this time. They have had enough of
the present administration.
Says Mr. Henderson:
" "Have interviewed all the republicans
I have seen the last five days and with
Mrs. Francis Suffered After
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to Tan lac.
"Thanks to Tanlac. I am a well
woman again after years of suffering."
said Mrs. Lucia Francis of 632? 41st
ave. Southwest, Seattle. Wash., recent
ly. Mrs. Francis has lived in Seattle
for the past 20 years.'
For years I suffered terribly with
stomach trouble and rheumatism." con
tinued Mrs. Francis. "It seemed like
everything- I ate fermented In my stom
ach and kept me in misery, until I final
ly got to where I had to practically
trive up eating anything solid and lived
mostly on boiled milk and toast, but
even the little I did eat Just seemed
to lie in my stomach without digesting,
and the pain I endured at times was
something awful. I often bloated up
terribly with gas and my. heart would
palpitate so at times I elroply gasped
for breath. My kidneys were also in
bad condition and I suffered constantly
with such a terrible pain in my back
and sides that I can't begin to describe
It. I was awfully nervous, too, and
didn't know what a good night's sleep
was and sometimes I almost dreaded to
go to bed. because I just knew from
the pain I was in that I would simply
lie there and suffer. I also had rheu
matism in my arms, shonlders and
knees so badly I could hardly drag
myself around and for weeks at a time
I wasn't able to do a bit of my house
work. I was so stiff and ached so
much sometimes I actually couldn't
stoop over to pick up anything, and
many a time when I tried to raise my
arms to comb my hair I would almost
cry with the pain.
"I tried all kinds of things to get
some relief, but nothing I did or took
seemed to help me a particle, and then
I decided to try Tanlac because I had
read so much about it, and It has cer
tainly done e. lot for me. My stomach
is in such good condition now I can
eat just anything and everything I
want and enjoy every mouthful, too,
and I am never troubled a particle
with pain in my stomach or bloating or
gas.. Every bit of the pain In my back
and sides Is gone and when I go to
bed now I fall asleep before I know It.
and when I get up in the morning I
feel rested and refreshed and ready for
my housework and also reavdy for my
breakfast, and it is no boiled milk
breakfast, either, but a good, substan
tial meal. The rheumatism has left my
arms, shoulders and knees and I can
use my limbs as freely as I ever could.
I just feel so fine in every way that
I am more than thankful I am able to
make this statement and certainly hope
it will be the means of helping others
to find relief from their trouble."
Tanlac is sold in Portland by the Owl
Drug Co. Adv.
the exception of two, Hughes has been
the first choice, there was one who
favored Wood and one whose first
choice was Taft. Any good republican
would get their votes now. The Monroe
doctrine must be sustained. If we al
low no European power to meddle with
the policies of this continent why
should we mix with the affairs of the
eastern continent? The Mexican ques
tion must be settled, and Uncle Sam
must do the settling. Let Europe at
tend to Turkey and we will attend to
the greasers. A foreigner should be
required to live in the United States at
least ten years before he be allowed to
take out his first papers and not al
lowed to vote until granted his final
papers. Capital should be regulated,
so should labor. One has as much right
to be protected as the other."
A. S. Coutant, Oregon Observer
Hughes, Wood and either Johnson or
Borah for third choice. Local sentiment
appears to be Hughes, Borah, Johnson.
Says Mr. Coutant:-
"Warren C-. Harding, Hiram W. John
son, William E. Borah, are all men
tioned as first choices of some. Ap
parently the republicans of this sec
tion will be content to vote for any
good candidate. Apparently all they
want is the chance to get to the polls
to end the present tendency toward
autocracy. Have also heard Congress
man Hawley mentioned as presidential
timber by reason of his seasoned ex
perience In governmental affairs."
E. H. Woodward, Newberg Graphic
Hughes, Taft.
Says Mr. Woodward:
"Am opposed to Germanizing our
country by adopting & system of uni
versal military training and conse
quently will oppose the nomination of
General Wood."
W. C. DePeu, Lebanon Criterion
Hughes. Wood. Taft. Local sentiment,
Wood. Hughes.
Savs Mr. DePeu:
"The republican 'candidate should be
a statesman endowed with executive
ability and free from official egotism
and I believe that these characteristics
are far more dominant in Charles E.
Hughes than in any other man now
mentioned as a candidate. The cam
paign issue should be made upon strict
honesty and integrity in all official
positions, with emphasis upon the ne
cessity of the exposure and punishment
of the men who have through the lax
ity of the passing administration de
frauded the nation of hundreds of
millions of dollars, wrung from the peo
pie by cajolery, threat or intimidation,
only to be wasted in an ineffectual
effort to establish a socialistic Utopia
in place of a great industrial nation.
The campaign should be aggressive, not
passive, and the true principles of a
government by the people and for the
people driven home by sledgehammer
blows by every true republican in the
land, until the weak-kneed govern
ment that has sacrificed national spirit,
honor and love of country to the one
purpose of votes and the political pref
erment gained thereby, is relieved of
further opportunity to misrepresent the
Elbert Bede, Cottage Grove Sentinel
Hughes, Wood, Taft. Local sentiment.
Wood, Hughes, Taft.
Says Mr. Bede:
"Despite his flirting with the league
of nations, which has been about the
only sta-ble and solid thins- I have so
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Hashes is given my first-choice vote,
I doubt if he would prove as strong; a
candidate as someone, such as General
Wood, who, despite his relegation to
the rear, has a strong: hold on the
millions of soldier boys. I would not
be surprised If the nomination should
go to one not yet spoken of as a strong
candidate. With the mistakes and
blunders, extravagance of words and
fnnds, felicity and facility of expres
sion by the present administration, it
might be possible to elect someone west
of the Mississippi,' for the United States
has not been made safe for democratic
majorities for some time to come."
Frank Jenkins, Eugene Morning Reg
ister Wood. Taft. Local sentiment too
hazy to hazard a guess.
Says Mr. Jenkins:
"You will note that I have qualified
my statement as to candidates with the
word "present." I do this because it is
my feeling that political issues and po
litical conditions are in a state of flux,
and I find myself unable to predict,
even to my own satisfaction, what the
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