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Settled Cases Involving Two Del'
cycuosaiuryo ana iwen-
539 Delegates Accredited
ARRIVAL OF WADE H. ELLIS
Hearing of Texas Cases Wat Before
Committee When It Adjourned
WU1 Consolidate Remaining Texas
Content With Wen Virginia.
CHICAGO, June II. The Rcpub
lican national committee today reach
ed TWj in the alphabetical list of
fctStc J while in driiilinir tit sriiutut.
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forfote on the temporary roll-call
TIM work today settled the Pfi4c in
'Ving two delegations at large and
districts, the total of 50 delegates.
fit theoc Taft is certain to have 49
and may possible have SO, The un-
m&f ... '
y certain delegate hails from the eighth
district of Tennessee and it is not
positively known how he would vote
He belonged however, to Oliver
the faction in that state. The major
ity of whom were instructed for
When the committee adjourned for
the day, Taft a managers claimed a
total number of delegates on the
temporary roll-call pledged to Taft to
be 554. According to allies the latest
figure number is 539.
The work of the committee today
excited much more interests than
that of any previous session. The
visitors who were present on the
former occasions were for the most
part abundant today and as a rule
only such people visited the Coliseum
had business to transact.
fJje hearinir of the Texas can
efore the committee when it ad.
journcd until tomorrow. They dis
posed of the third, fourth, sixth, (if
enth, ninth, thirteenth, fourtenth, fif
teenth and sixteenth districts. It is
understood unofficially that the con
tests in the second and twelfth will
be withdrawn and that the arguments
only will concern the first, fifth
eighth, tenth and eleventh districts
The delegates seated todav ' from
Texas are uninstructed, but it is said
they will support Taft. It is an earn
est desire of the committee to finish
the work tomorrow night and in or
der to facilitate this it has been de
cided o consolidate the remaining
Texas contests with West Virginia.
The most important arrival of the
day was Wade H. Ellis, attorney
general of Ohio, who brought with
him a draft of platform. He refused
to discuss its provisions but asserted
that in his opinion it would be the
best platform that any political party
has sanctioned in recent years.
The number of Pennsylvania dele
gates arrived today and it was stated
that Senator Knox is m the fight to
stay and the bigger the fight the bet
ter they believe are his chances.
S. S. Stephenson of Ohio, who
opened the Foraker headquarters to
day made a smilar announcement in
the behalf of the Ohio senator. It is
possible that his fight will result in
the meeting of the resolutions corn
committee over opposing the planks
whijrii will be presented by represen
ttves of the American Federation
m Labor, and the National Associa
tion of manufacturers.
President Van Cleve of the Manu
facturer's Association, anticipated by
the issuing of -a statement today,' that
the meeting proposed to be held by
the labor men. He bitterly attacked
the labor men's postiou and declared
anything like tlie advocacy of the
vmss legislation snoum oe evoiuea.
I lie declared that (he union leaders
i wim mid oecn me i toned n connec
tion wiui tne coming labor confer
ence, Gompers in particular, are
Democrats, tlwtt they should not be
recognized by the Chicago conven
tion and if they go to Denver." They
will not support the Chicago ticket
no matter who may be nominated.
At St. Louis St, Louis 6, Wash
At Chicago-Chicago 7, Philadc
At Detroit-Detroit 3, New York 1
At Cleveland Cleveland 2. Bos
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia 3. St
Units l. .
At Boston Boston 5. Cincinnati 1
At New York-Pittsburg 5, New
At Brooklyn Chicago 2. Brooklvn
At Seattle Seattle 4. Hutto 0.
At Vancouver Vancouver 1. Ab
erucen 4. ,
Pacific Coast Leaeue.
At Portland Portland 3. Oakland
At San Francisco San Francisco
1, Los Angeles 0.
NF.W YOR. Ju7e ll.-Rear Ad
miral Roblcy D. Evans, arrived in the
city late last night from Washington.
lie was accompanied by his wife. He
win leave to-day for Lake Mohonk
where he will stay several weeks.
Admiral Evans still walks on crutches
but said he honed to hi writ in a
Under the Protecting Arm of the
MAY GO TO THE GRAND JURY
Vice and Crime Are Brazenly Flaunt
ed under the Eyes of Mayor Lane
and Tom Greene's Police Depart
ment and Other Authorities.
ION OF BRYAN
Says There Is No Demo
ENDORSES J JOHNSON
Cry of This Political Campaign
Should Be 'Taft, Candidate of,
fcverjr Time Bryan Says I Kent
Faith" It Makes Mill SmileHi.
Own States Is Republican to the
lore, Explains HilL
PORTLAND, June 11. With the
new law in force which places the
power of indictment for criminal of
fenses exclusively in the hands of the
grand jury, one of the first things to
be called to the attention of that body
is the condition of the city as re
gards vice and graft. Free use of the
probe by the inquisitorial body, it is
asserted, will reveal an astounding
conditions of affairs.
Even a cursorv investigation, ac
cording to allegation, shows that i
gigantic system of graft prevails,
embracing the North End, China
town and certain disreputable resort
in tne neart of the city. Concerned
in this unlawful combination ami
profiting financially by it, as alleged,
are persons connected with the police
department, the subordinate courts,
county officers and other orominentlv
connected with political parties.
In fact, it is asserted, conditions
rivaling those revealed bv recent r
form work in San Francisco, and in
proportion to the size of Portland's
police department and the area and
population of the districts affected,
on as large a scale, will be thrown
under the calcium lieht. Hundred of
dollars are said to be collected month
ly, by the graft circle accused of fos
tering crime and immorality. Some of
this bribe fund is reported to come
from the Chinese, part from the
French male parasitics infesting the
North End, and the remainder from
the white-skinned creatures living off
the earnings of fallen women and
making rendevzous of certain uptown
joints of unsavory character.
Vice and crime, it is charged, not
only flourish, but are brazenly flaunt
ed under the eyes of Mayor Lane and
Tom Greene's police department and
the other constituted authorities. Evi
dence of the strongest character, it
is declared, can be adduced to prove
to the satisfaction of a grand jury
NEW YORK. Tune 11-DavM R
Mill sailed for Europe today. Dis
cussing the retirement from active
politics he said; "There is no Demo
cratic party. When I met the late
Governor Altgcldt shortly before the
nrst so-caned ttryan convention, I
told him the policies he represented
would drive the Democratic nartv
to hell, then when he begged for
another try, four years later. I said:
"You arc most there: stop before vou
have absolutely ruined the party,"
but Bryan was nominated, and I saw
the futility of a minority report with
only ten votes behind me. "I admit
the Republican party is badly disor
ganized at the present time. Both
the parties are. disorganized. There
was an opportunity but I fear it has
urn. . . . . ... .
ine cry oi tins Political cam
paign should be Taft, the candidate of
political patronage.' What else is he.
He is put before the oeonle as a
candidate by the power of political
patronage, nothing else.
Now both the sides in the cominir
political struggle will have to go to
the masses for their votes. They must
draw from the masses and what bet
ter man could stand against the
power of the natronaee than Tohn
Johnson who spent his boyhood in a
county poorhousc. Think of it.
Torchlight processions with banners
reading "John Johnson, a poorhouse
candidates," and from what I have
been able to learn. Johnson is more
than a mere near to the people can
didate. He is a well balanced and an
"Every time Bryan says 'I kcot
faith!' it makes me smile.. He has
kept the faith indeed. He kept it out
m Nebraska, his own state, which is
now Republican to its political core.'
The Democratc party never wanted'
Bryan. Bryan wanted the Democra
tic party. He forced himself onto
the party in 1896 and attain what was
left of the partjf in 1900 and now in
lyoo he calls himself the Democratic
party and says 'I have kept the
that it will be warranted in takinn
vigorous action to abolish the repre
hensible methods in vogue and pun
ish the evil doers.
Never in the history of Portland
were such shameful conditions no
ticeable in the North End as at pres
ent, and the traffic in human slaves is
known to have grown enormously
profitable to a few vultures in the
form of men, carrying on their ne
farious business tinder the protecting
arm of the police.
ARRIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO
' SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 The
torpedo destroyers Preble and Perry,
under command of Lieutenants Free
man and Larimer, respectively, and
the torpedo boat Farragut, Ensign
Metcalf, have arrived here from Port
land Astoria. After returning from
Sacramento some wceks ago the
little war ships went to the Columbia
river, and return to return on the
coast for nearly a month. The battle
ships on Pugct Sound are all to re
turn here this month and the entire
batleship fleet -will be here on the
rourth of July.
U. S. CIRCUIT COURT
SAN FRANCISCO. Tune 11. Th'
U, S. Curcuit Court of Anneals ves-
tcrday adjourned for the term and
win meet again on Jnlv 6. Before
adjourning they affirmed the decision
of the lower courts in the following
Alaska-Threar1n-i.lt C.rAA 'Xfininrr
Company, vs. L. R. Chenev. admin
istrator of the estate of Ole Linge
from Alaska: Title C
Trust Co.,' vs. Puget Sound Engine
The court also granted a re-hear
ing the case of Charles Nickel!, vs
the U. S. from Oregon . This is one
of the land fraud cases.
DELEGATES GO EAST
To Attend Republican National Con
vention At Chicago. ,
CHICAGO, June U.-Unofficia!
estimates made yesterday by those in
charge of the school census indicate
that' Chicago now has a population
of about 2,140,000.
' The population reported in the cen
sus of 1904 when the last general
school census was taken was 1,174,
FLOOD ABOUT OVER
Kaw and Missouri River Falling
Inch Per Hour
REFUGEES ARE RETURNING
SAN FRANCISCO. Tune ll.-Tf,
California delegation to the R ntt!iii
can National Convention, headed by
M. H, De Young, chairman, left on
the overland train this mornlnr fnr
Chicago. The party numbered 25 and
occupied two special cars on the lim
ited. The delegation is scheduled to
arrive in Chicago at 12.30 SnnH.iv
Jacob If. Neff. one of the HeWate.
at large did not accomoanv the dele
gation, his physician advising him
mat the state of his health made it
J 1 . 4 f m
bV VATC nr "si TA r rwv,Hwe r him to undertake the
DI VUlfc Ur 26 TO 25 trJP As C.harIe S. Wheeler, NefPs
alternate, is reported to have sailed
for Europe indications are that Cali
fornia may be one vote short at the
They Win After a Great
Decisive Votes Which Passed
Bill Were Cast By Foelkner
ARE VERY LOVELY.
LEXINGTON. Tune 11 IT
cnaractenzed the Democratic state
convention which met here tnAav
The temporary organization effected
tniS attprnnon omt iftr,,J t.
UKUWNtU BRILLIANT VICTORY r10" Phe, were made.
Kansas City Stockyards and Armour
dale Will be Dry Today The RaU
road Traffic is ' Now Practically
Restored Two More Are Drowned
KANSAS CITY, June ll.-Two
more persons were drowned tonight
James Fradora fell from his porch
into the water and drowned before he
could be rescued, and later at niVht
James Brown fell out of his boat at
Nineteenth street and was drowned.
KANSAS CITY.- Tune ll.-The
flood in the Kaw and Missouri rivers
are now fallingmore rapidly than it
me miMuun siarieu 10 tail
at 4 p. m. and the Kaw earlv this
morning. The Kaw is fallincr an inch
an hour and by tomorrow the stock
yards, railroad yards and Armourdale
will be dry. The refugees are now
returning to their homes, and the rail .
road traffic is practically restored.
LUSITANIA ON TIME.
NEW YORK, June 11-The steam
ship Lusitania passed Fire Island in
ward bound from England at 12:0
this morning (Friday.. She has an
hour and six minutes to make the
run of 27 miles to Sandy Hook light
ship withn the record time. When she
passed Nantucket licrht earlier at
night she was traveling between 2$
and 26 knots per hour.
Foelkner of Brooklyn Crawled From
bick tied, and Makes 60-Mile Tour
ney to Cast Vote, Passing of Bills)
ALBANY, June U.-After a great
struggle, the famous Agnew-Hart
antt-racetrack gambling bills, are now
the laws of the State of New York!
Both bills passed the senate today by
a .vote of 26 . ,to2$ , ,.a.nd Governor
Hughes by his signature affixed to
each of the bills this afternoon crown
ed the legislative a victory of bril-
liancly, of which is eaualled onlv bv
its unexpectedness, as is conceded
even by those who fought him to
the last ditch and beyond. A few
minutes before 2 o'clock the extra
ordinary session of the legislature ad
journed without delay. The decisive
votes which passed the bill were cast
by Senator Foelker of Brooklyn, who
crawled from a sick bed and made a
60-mile railroad journed, and was so
eak and distressed in mind and
body that he seemed on the verge of
a collapse and bv the new Senator.
William C-Walace, of Niagara Falls,
for whose election Governor Huehes
stumped the district.
VALLEJO. Cat. Tune 11 -Th
submarine boats Pike and C
which have only recently been over
hauled and repaired at the Mare Is
land yard at a cost of $20,000 each.
have been placed in commission. The
crews of both boats are assembled
here and it will only be a matter of a
few weeks time before the boats will
leave for experimental trips down the
pay in company with -the tender, the
HELD ON SUSPICION
For the Brutal Murder of Mrs.
'!.' ' ; '" - , ,. ' '"Sf.il '' I.!
JOE FISHER, AN ITALIAN
Has Handkerchief With Blood on in
FocketBut Only Answers in Part
to Mrs, Morrison's Daughter's De
VICTORIA, B. C. June ll.-There
was not a Chinese passenger nor any
Chinese freight on the Taneo Maru
of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha which
arrived to-day with her holds scantily
owing to the Chinese boycott against
the Japanese's Steamer and merchan
WIFE OF CHINESE MINISTER
SAN FRANCISCO. Tune 11.-
Made Wu, wife of the Chinese mini
ster at Washington, will arrive from
Hongkong on the Str Mongolia, due
here June lv. and Collector Stratton
has been asked by the state depart
ment to extend the usual courtesies
to the party, including the free entrv
" w - - w
of their baesraire. Accomoanvinsr Ma
dame Wu are her son, Wu Choachu,
and his wife. There also are about a
dozen students in the party.
EXPECT SMALL ATTENDANCE
FEl June 8.-Milai Hafie. the
usurping Sultan, arrived here vester-
day at the head of a large force. He
entered the city between two long
lines of soldiers escorted by a body
guard of 600 or more.
Custom Office Robbed
Three Are Killed
TIFLIS, June 11. Ten robbers en- camped with $12,000. The police later
tered the customs office today and killed three of the robbers, the others
killed the official in charge and de- escaping.
CHICAGO. June ' 11. It is estim
ate that approximately 60,000 persons
will be brought into Chicago on ac
count of the Republican National
Convention . During the last Con
vention held in this city the extra
business, done by the railroads ex
ceeded $100,000. The falling off in the
attendance is credited largely to the
elimination of free transportation.
WARNING TO PANAMA.
BELLINGHAM, June ll.-Sheriff
Wells of Skagit county arrived at
Mount Vernon tonight from Stan",
wood, bringing with him an Italian
prisoner named Joe Fisher, arrested
on suspicion of being connected with
the murder of Mrs. Morrison at Haz-
elmere. Fisher answers the descrip-'
tion in part, but does not conform to
age nor height given by Mrs. Morri
son's daughter. She described the
murderer as taller and older than
Fisher. Fisher told Sheriff he had
walked from Burlington to Stanwood
this morning. He was very hungry
when he reached Stanwood jail. From
the broken remarks the sheriff erath-
ered .that the man came from the
Canadian" territory and passed
through Blaine." In Fisher's pockets
were a pocket knife with peculiarly
long blades, a woman s lace trimmed
handkerchief and a copy of a Seattle
paper, which cotained' the first ac
count of the murderer. One of Fish
ers own hndkerchiefs had blood on
it and his overalls were badlv stain
ed, but whether the stains were made
by blood is undetermined.
SENATOR HAWKINS DEAD
Elections in That Republican Must
bo Conducted Fairly.
WASHINGTON, June 11. In un
mistakable language, the President
and Secretary of War Taft have no
tified the Panama Government that
the elections in that republic must be
conducted fairly. Circumstances at
tending this warning are such as to
be construed that the United States
will use necessary force to see that
this injunction is carried out.
Former State Senator Dies At Age
Of 80 Years.
NEW YORK. June ll.-Form-r
State Senator Hawkins, 80 vears old.
of Jamesport, L. I., is dead, after an
illness of about three months.
Mr. Hawkins enjoyed the unique
distinction of defeating his brother
for senator of the state." He was nom
inated on the democratic ticket
against Simon Hawkins who was
then, holding office, The brothers,
who lived within a stone's throw of
each other, made a very exciting run,
Edward winning out.