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Partial Returns From 26 Counties Give Hughes
Two to One Vote. Olcott's Majority Gains
Steadily. Buchtel Beats Campbell; Wright
Leads Corey for Public Service Commission-
Portland, Or., May 20. Returns from 26 counties in
Oregon, including 176 out of 375 precincts in Multnomah,
gave Hughes 21,406; Cummins 9,961; Burton 3,915.
Following is the republican slate nominated at yester
day's primaries as indicated by incomplete, but represen
tative returns at 2:15 this afternoon:
President Charles Evans Hughes of New York.
Vice PresidentWilliam Grant Webster of Illinois.
Delegates-at-large to the Republican National Conven
tionGeorge J. Cameron, Charles H. Carey, C. W. Ful
ton and A. C. Spencer. '
Presidential electors R. R. Butler, W. C. North, W. P.
Keady, J. F. Wilson, W. I. Cottel.
' Congressman, First district W. C. Hawley (incumb
Second district N. J. Sinnott (incumbent, unoposed.)
Third district-r-C. N. McArthur (incumbent, two oppon
ents.) A. W. Laf f erty, ex-congressman, is running a close
Secretary of State Ben W. Olcott has won the republi
can nomination for his office over Charles B. Moores,
Returns at 2 o'clock this af ternon from 25 counties
throughout the state gave Olcott 13,576; Mores 10,683.
"The lead of Fred Buchtel for public service commission
er in the western district grew as the count progressed.
Latest figures gave Buchtel 9,254; Campbell (incumbent)
In the eastern district Wright of Union county main
tained a small lead over five opponents. Scattering re
turns were: Corey 1180; Kyle 417; Rusk 965; McCulloch
1011; Service 816, Wright 1280.
i .. , vian presidential electors the vote stood:
Cottel 11,385; North 11,016; Butler 10,760; Wilson 10,434;
Keaay b,vz6; McMahon 8,241; Ivanhoe 6,003; Five are to
Hughes Delegates Win.
It seems pretty certain that the can
didates for delegate at large to the
ippublicau national convention, commit
ted to Hughes for president will have
ft safe majority. The delegation will
be headed by ex-Senator Fulton and his
colleagues will prqbnbly be Clins. If.
Carey, (!eo. J. Cameron, and Arthur C.
Returns are too incomplete to make
vp the list definitely, as there were
more Hughes men running than places
On the ticket.
The race for delegates in the first
congressional .district is between C. P.
F.ishop, Albert Abraham and W. W.
Calkins, these being three Hughes can
didates, ami only two places to fill.
.'Jj L. Steeves was the Roosevelt candi
date, and he seems to be out of the
running. Bishop is undoubtedly elect
ed nnd the returnii are favorable to
Abraha's election of Calkins.
Besults in Multnomah.
In Multnomah county there were
ninny political upsets. John B. Coffey
nnd Joseph W. Beveridge were running
EPck and neck for county clerk, with
TU' ferrer who said, "Come jut' 'u'
yan1 Mau.le," unruly wu7' talk
in' t' a chicken. Why does a feller
ho pieten.is t' know it M invariably
I a freak hat?
Beveridge slightly In the lead late this
County Commissioner W. L. Liglitner,
who has hold office for 13 years, con
ceded to.lny that A. A. Muck had de
Walter U. Evans easily won the dis
trict attorneyship from John C. McCue.
Delegates at large to the republican
national convention who are apparent
ly on the faco of returns from all parts
of the state this afternoon were Clcorge
J. Cameron, Charles H. Carey, C. W.
Fulton and Arthur C. Spencer.
Indications were that the Multnomah
county crowd in the state senate next
year will be Robert S. Farrell, 8. B.
Huston, Ous C. Moser, Conrad 1 Olson
and A. W. Orton, although Ben K.
Powers threatened to overtake Orton
in the count.
Marshall Defeats Majors
Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall
had a big lead over Governor Majors of
Missouri in the race for the democratic
nomination for vice-president. Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson was unopposed
for the presidential nomination.
Religion Cuts Figure.
Upturns are slow because of the
length of the ballots. These figures,
whowever, are from every part of the
state, and as the count as proceeded,
i Hug lie a has steadily maintained his
Only a part of (lie votes have been
counted. It was estimated that about
180,000 ballots were oast in yesterday's
primary election throughout the state.
Practically till of these wero republi
can. It became evident today that the
"silent rote" of the republicans went
solidly in favor of the New Yorker as
the standard bearer of the 6. O. P.
Of scores of political organizations
throughout the state which endeavored
to throw votes one way or the other in
bunches, not nne had recommended
Hughes. The German-American organ
ization, which had bepn regarded as a
strong factor in the election, supported
Cummins. Others, including the A. P.
A., or "Patriots," atempted to throw
their votes either to Cummins or Bur
ton. Although a pre-election campaign
was conducted for Hughes, it was a
quiet affair, and was overshadowed by
the oratory of the CumnUns and Burton
Oregon City, Ore., May 20. Forty
one preinelg complete out of a total
of S2 in Clackamas county gave the
Fur president Hughc9 1229, Cum-
GREAT DRIVE DM
Fierce Attack Today Hurled
Back In Confusion and
with Great Loss
CLOUDS OF POISON GAS
SENT OVER TRENCHES
Aeroplanes Raid English
Coast r Belgians Hold
Against AO Attacks
Paris, May 20. Unusual aorial activ
ity was reported by both, the allies and
the Germans today.' On the Belgian
front and in the Champagne, German at
tacks were cut to pieces and hurled
back in confusion. There was no in
fantry fighting around Verdun, accord
ing to the official statement.
German aeroplnnes shelled Dunkirk
mid Bergues, killing six and wonding
38, the communiqo declared. As a meas
ure of reprisal, Freicb sky fleets att
acked enemy camps at Wyfwegen, Zar
ren and Handzaem and a Belgian aero
plaue squadron bombnrded the Ghiftel
Lieutenant Navarre, the French air
hero, brought down his eleventh Ger
man aeroplane during the fighting over
the lines. It fell in the rear of the al
lies' trenches nnd both its occupants
were captured Four other German aero
planes were destroyed nnd sent tumb
ling earthward during the day and
night, the announcement asserted.
Ia an attack on the Belginn front be
tween Stcenstrnete and Hetsns the Ger
mans attempted to cross the Yser. They
were repulsed by Belgian infantry fire.
In the Champagne, the Germans sent a
huge cloud of poison gas billowing to
ward the French in preparation 'for a
charge but the, defenders donned gas
masks nnd held their positions, moeting
the attempted advance with such a liur
ricnine of bullets that the Teuton divis
ions melted away.
On the northwestern side of Verdun,
the French trenches were subjected to a
terrific artillery fire, but infantrymen
did not show themselves.
Aeroplanes Raid Coast
London, May 20. German aeroplanes
raided the cast coast county ef Kent
at 2 a. m. today, the war department
announced. One person was killed and
two injured by the German bombs.
One raiding plane was brought down
near the Belgian const, the .war depnrt
ment announced, indicating a thrilling
pursuit by British machines through the
night in the darkness above the Eng
The man killed was a soldier. The
wounded are one soldier and one wo
man. A saloon was wrecked and several
buildings damaged by threo Gorman
planes which circled over the city flow
ering bombs. No military damugo was
Germans to Make Drive.
London, May 20. German troops nie
preparing for a tremendous offensive
on the Belgian front, according to dis
patches from Holland today. Fsf three
days there has been a heavy movement
of men aud ammunition toward the fir
Big guns are reported concentrated in
massed batteries from the seueoast to
Ypres. Teuton air scouts nrc ntoi't ac
tive over the scene of the expected bat
tle. It is considered a possibility that
the Germans may renew their efforts to
smash through to Calais.
mins C:!7, Burton 27.1.
Secretary of state Mooroa i 147, Ol
cott 1088. "
Public service commissioner Buch
tel 1205, Campbell 89.1.
Lnrtyinde, Or., May. 20. Twelve pre
cincts out of 30, Cirion county, gave
Moores 035, Olcott 1154.
Hood River. Or.. Mav 20. Flpven
precincts complete give Moores 207:
Besults In linn County,
Albany. Or.. Mav 20 .12
complete in Linn comity, Case 379, Ful-
ion iv.v.i, naw-Kins aw, I'eterson 32,
Buland 3.r2, Cameron 1108, Carey 305,
Abraham 843. BishoD 1057. Calkins 824
Steeves 359, Burton 110, Cummins 301,
nugnes ran, Sutler 1290, Cottell 1296,
Ivanhoe 621, Keady 1019, MacMahon
1143. North 1203. Wilson 1181 Mnnrn.
928, Olcott 999, buchtel 773, Campbell
1079, Gingham 844, Kelly 1744, Morcom
270, Pogue 817; Representatives Ache
son 1150, Beatly 112.r, Childs 1180,
Newport 9r7, Porter 1172.
forty precincts complete: Sheriff
Bodine 132."), Kendall 1315; Recorder,
Frohman 1083, Thorn 1214; Treasurer,
Francis 1628, Olnss 1014; Surveyor,
Crews 573. (leddes 813. Leonard 1295:
Corniuiwtionor, Butler 12.10, Chrism an
li.i4. contests for other places.
Lone County Results
Eugene, Ore.," May 20. Light vote
cast all precincts but 12 reporting show
ROOSEVELT GOT VERDICT
FOE SIX CENTS DAMAGE
Detroit, Mich., May 20.
George Ncwett, editor of, Ish-
poming Iron Ore, defendant in
the libel suit when Colonel
Roosevelt started action becnuse
the Ore said he drank heavily,
in a telegram to a local paper
today declared that he would
support Roosevelt if nominated.
Roosovelt recovered six cents in
the libel action.
OHIO POLITICAL BOSS DEAD
pincinnati, Ohio, May 20. George B'.
Cox, former republican boss of Ohio,
died today. He had been paralyzed
since February, and unconscious buico
early yesterday. Pneumonia also de
veloped. Cox leaves 4 widow, brother
and a sister, but no children.
Losses On Both Sides Are
Staggering Is the Verdun
of Italian Front
By J. H. Hearty
(United Press staff correspondent)
Rome, May 20. Having arrived at
Trent with his staff, the Austriua
crown prince today began directing tho
campaign against Yicenza, the Verdun
of tho Italian front. General Cadorna,
the Italian chief, is likely to go to the
Trentino front. .
Further Italian retirements boforc
the terrific Austrian pounding were of
ficially admitted today. But the do
fenders have every confidence that the
enemy offensive has nearly spent Ub
With a heavy sacrifice of men and
ammunition, the Anstriuns only pene
trated the Italian frontier once, in As
tico valley. The invaders are still 22
miles from Vivenza, the reported goal
of the Austrians.
A quarter of a m.tlion Austrian
troops nre engaged aroiutd the Adige
valley. Losses on both sides have been
staggering, but no figures are available.
The Austrians attempted to catch the
Italians off their guard while impor
tmt troop movements were under way.
After three days fighting, the Italians,
rather than sacrifice men ncedlesslp,
retired to other positions.
Great aerial activity is boing mani
fested on the Tvrolese front.
Claimed the Missouri Plat
form Will Be Followed In
Washington, May 20. President Wil
son will write the democratic plutform
to bo ncted on at the St. Louis con
vention, according to party leaders to
day. They said he would consult promi
nent members of the democratic organ
ization w hile so doing.
Sonntor Stone, of the foreign rela
tions committee, will aid in drafting the
The plafform adopted In Missouri, it
is assumed, is practically a forecast
of the national platform so far as for
eign affairs are concerned. Missouri
endorsed the president's policy, snying
thut the United States had kept out of
the war. America's rights had been
forcefully championed, the policy of
non-intervention in Mexico hnd been
successful, while prompt nction follow
ed the border raids and the Monroe doc
trine was upheld.
The national platform is expected to
point with pride to the domestic accom
plishments of the administration, the
federal reserve system, the currency act,
the federal trades commission, tariff
reductions, rural credits, Alaskan rail
roads, army and navy increases and
amendments to the auti-trutt laws.
May Take Action to
Save the Oil fields
Washington, May 20" It was believed
ljkity today ithat President WiVon
mignt taKe action on tne request oi
Secretary Daniels, who wants him. to
save the naval oil reserves in the Cali
A bill favorably reported by the sen
ate public lands committee provides
that entries made by private parties on
oil lands withdrawn from entry by
President Taft be made legal. If this
goes through Daniels informed the
president that the govprnment fuel re
serves would be seriously interfered
The bill in question is backed by Hen
ator PtieJan, of California. Daniels
wants Wilson to use his influence
against it. He fears that the navy's
fuel eupply may become utterly ex
hausted it private firms gain a right
to take the oil.
NOT YET COMPLETED
The republican primaries yesterday
resulted in the nomination of W. L,
Needham for sheriff, B. F. West for as
sessor, Max Gehlhar for district at
torney, W. M. Smith for school super
intendent, J. T. iluut for commissioner,
and A. M. Clough for coroner. Other
places wero unopposed.
Sam Brown, Seymour Jones and W.
Al Jones were nominated for represen
tative. Ivan Martin is probably safe,
and tho fifth place is between Chas
blgiu, Thomas brown aud Ben .Robert
Fifty-seven Precincts Complete.
Moores 1920, Olcott 2115.
For national delegate, 25 precincts
complete: Abraham 851, Bishop 1330,
Calkins 707, Steeves 000.
For public service commissioner, 43
precincts complete: Buchtel 1580,
For circuit judge, 25 precincts com
plete: Bingham 1209, Kelly 1385, Mor
com 400, Pogue 800.
For sheriff, 34 preciucts complete:
Needhnm 1701, Cooper 1223.
District fttorney, seventy one pre
cints complete. Gehlhar, 2322; Keyes,
Sixty six complete Carson, 302; Mc
Cord, 350; Smith, 501; Winslow, 1054.
Democrat, for district attorney:
Corby 122, Gehlhar 88.
Gehlhar will win the republican nomi
nation by probably 300 plurality.
Representative in 58 precincts com
plete: Belknap 2201, Sam Brown 3002,
Thomns Brown 2318, Elgin 2250, Sey
mour Jones 3203, W. Al Jones 3270,
Kch 1734, Martin 2410, Mclnturff
952, Pago 2053, llobertaon 2221, Scheur
Sam Brown, Seymour Jones nnd W.
Al Jones are easy winners. Ivan Mar
tin seems sare of the fourth pluce and
Thomas Brown, Chas. Elgin and Ben
Robertson are fighting for the fifth
On the republican primary ballot, W.
C, Hawley, for congress, Goo. II. Bur
nett and Frank A. Moore, for supreme
judges, Tind John D. Mickle for dairy
and food commissioner, had no opposi
tion, and of course, are nominated. On
the county, ticket, N. G. Boyer, for
clerk, D. G. Drager, for treasurer, Mrs.
Mildred Brooks for recorder, and B. B.
llcrrick, Jr., for surveyor, were nomi
nated without opposition. Iu precinct
returns given below the vote cast for
thesO unopposed candidates is not giv
en "because it is immaterial in tho cir
cumstances. Percy Kelly and Geo. G.
Bingham have been nominated for cir
cuit judges. t
Eighteen out of 32 precincts complete
for constable in tho Salem district fol
lows: Acheson, 153; Brutherton, 109;
llolman, 203; Miles, 278; Pratt, 1S9;
Roberts, 252; Vnr.'.ey, 428; Woolery,
109. Vanicy seems to be elected.
The Democratic Ticket,
Tho democratic vote cast was par
ticularly light nt the election yester
day as William Galloway and T. A
Kinehart, candidates for circuit judge
in this district were the only names on
the ballot. The returns today in gen
eral, however, tend to show that Ma
rion county democrats preferred to
write in the mimes of republican onn
didutes instead of following the slate
adopted at the party convention. Grant
Corby, however, received the demo
cratic nomination for district attorney
with 122 votes out of 57 precincts,
while Max Gehlhar was vecond with
Needham was the democratic prefer
ence for sheriff according to the count
from the precincts heard from today.
Mark Weutherford was the choice for
congress but the voto was so light in
most of the precincts that one of the
latter might cast a heavy vote for some
other man than the general party choice
and change the entire result. The par
ticular interest today in checking over
tho returns was in the republicnn race
and tho democratic nominees were con
tent to wait until the final count. The
numerous names written in and the
email voto made the counting of the
democratic ballots stow.
Following are the returns from Ma
rion county precincts o.i tho principal
officw: Ualom No. 1.
Delegates Abraham 15, Bishop 27,
Calkins 13, Steeves 14.
President Burton 5, Cummins 7,
Representative Hawley 33.
Secretary of state Aloorps 12, Olcott
Justice supreme court Burnett 38,
Commissioner Mickle 40.
Public service Buchtel 27, Campbell,
Circuit judge Bingham 18, Kelly 27,
Morcom 12, Poguo 24.
Representative Belknap 13, Mam
Brown 22, Thoa. Brown 29, Elgin 15,
Meymour Jones 24, Al Jones 20, Keech
20, Martin 11, Mcluturff 10, l'age 15,
Robertson 22, Hcheurer 13.
District attorney ('arson .., Max
Gehlhar 17, Keyes 13, MeCord 5, Smith
2, Winslow 7.
Clerk Boyer 41.
Sheriff Cooper 15, Needham 29.
Assessor Anderson 8, Wpst 33.
School superintendent Cornelius 20,
Gauntt 9, Phillips 2, Smith 10.
Recorder Brooks 41,
Treasurer Drager 41.
Surveyor Herrick 37.
County commissioner Hunt 31, Lib
by 14, Nye 2.
Coroner Clough 17, Mclntire 21. .
Delegated Abraham 21, Bishop 43,
Calkins 17. Steeves 23.
President Burton, 9, Cummins 10,
Secretary of state Moores 20, Ol
Public service commiseioj Buchtel
43, Campbell 21.
Circuit judge Bingham 38, Kelly 59,
Morcom 7. Pogue 31.
Representative B lknap 28, Sam
Brown 38, Thos. Brown 34, Elgin-23,
Seymour Jones, 41, W. Al Jones 39,
Keech 9, Martin 19, Mclnturff 18, Page
32, Robertson 19, Scheuror 12.
District attorney Carson 4. Gehlhar
MS, Keyes 23, McCord 1, Smith 4,
Sheriff Cooper 14, Needham 54.
Assessor Anderson 10, West 48.
School superintendent Cornelius 20,
Gaunt 3, Phillips 5, Smith 34.
County commissioner Hunt 27, Lib
by 13, Nye 30.
Coroner Clough 40, Mclntire 23.
Constnble Acheson 10, Brotherton 2,
Holman 3, Miles 11, Pratt 15, Roberts 6,
Delegates Abraham 30, Bishop 44,
Calkins 19, Steeves 11.-
President Burton 6, Cummins 9,
Reprosenttivc Hawley S2.
Secretary of state Moores 31, Olcott
Justice of supreme couvt Burnett 57,
Frnnk Moore 44.
Commissioner Mickle 49.
Public service commision Bucbtel
34 Campbell 23.
Circuit judge Bingham 20, Kelly 40,
Morcom 8, Pogue 37.
Representative Belknap 13, Sam
Brown 32, Thos. Brown 23, Elgin 215,
Seymour Jones 44, W. Al Jones 43,
Keech 22, Martin 20, Mclnturff 9, Page
19, Robertson 23, scheurcr 11.
District attorney Carson 1, Gehlhar
14, Keyes 31, McCord 2, Smith 2, Wins
Clerk Boyer 47.
Sheriff Cooper 37, Needhnm 33."
Assessor Anderson 14, West 50.
School superintendent Cornelius .13,
Gaunt 10, Phillips 21 Smith 18. I
Recorder Brooks 51.
Treasurer Drager 54.
Surveyor Herrick 55,
County commissioner Hunt 30, Lib
by 22, Nye 7.
Coronef-Clough 45, Mclutiro 19..
Constablo Acheson . ., Brotherton 3,
Holman 13, Miles 6, Pratt 14, Roberts 7,
Varney 4, Woolery 0.
Justice of the peace Wygant 52.
Delegates Abraham 41, Bishop 04,
Calkins 19, Steeves 20.
President Burton 13, Cummins 22,
Representative in congressy-Haw-lcy
Secretary of state Moores 45. Olcott
Justice supreme court Burnett 74,
Commissioner Mickle 70.
Public service commission Buchtel
47, Campbell 30.
Circuit judge Bingham 50, Kelly 73,
Morcom 12, Pogue 29. '
Represents tive Belknap 39, Sam
Brown 25, Thos. Brown 42, L'lgin 45,
Heyaiour Jones 44, W. Al Jones 20,
Keech' 41, Martin 21, Mclnturff 31,
Pngo .., Robertson 48, Scheurcr 10.
District nttorney Carson 9, Gehlhar
24, Keyes 35, McCord 1, Smith 2, Wins
Clerk Boyer 70.
Sheriff Cooper 40, Needhnm 48.
Assessor. Anderson 38, West 49.
School superintendent Cornelius 20,
Gauntt 10, Phillips 10, Smith 35.
Recorder Brooks 70.
Treasurer Drager 79.
Surveyor Herrick 73.
County commissioner Hunt 40, Lib
by 22, Nye IS.
Coroner Clough 00, Mclntire 20.
Vonstnble Acheson 11, Brotherton
10, Holman 21, Miles 12, Pratt 2, Rob
ertson 12, Varney 13.
Justice Wygnnt 72.
Delegates Abraham It, Bishop 28,
Calkins 20, Steeves 21.
President Burton 11, Cummins 17,
Representative Hawley 41.
Secretary of state Moores 0, Olcott
Justice supreme court Burnett 42,
Commissioner Mickle 39.
Public service commisison Buchtel
29, Campbell 21.
Circuit judge Bingham 20, Kelly 32,
Morcom 12, Pogue 21.
Representative Belknap 10, Snm
Brown 24, Thos. Brown 29, Klgiu 19,
Seymour Jones 23, W. Al Jones 31,
Keech 7, Martin 17, Mclnturff 9, Pngp
15, Robertson 21, Scheurcr 15.
District "attorney Carson 5, Oehlhnr
18, Keyo s 14, McCord 1, Smith 4, Wins
Clerk Boyer 45.
Sheriff Cooper 19, Needhnm 31.
Assessor Anderson 23, West 27.
School superintendent Cornelius D,
Gaunt 1, Phillips 6, Smith 32.
Recorder Brooks 30.
Treasurer Drager 40.
Surveyor Herrick 45.
County commissioner nunt 17, Lib
by 23, Nye 9.
Coroner Clough 20, Mclntire 22.
Constnble Acheson 2 Brotherton 4,
Holman 5, Miles 13, Pratt 5, Roberts 12,
Varney 7, vvoolery 1.
Justice of the peace Wygant 4.
Delegates Abraham 19, Bishop 38,
Calkins 2 Steeves 15.
Presideut Burton H, Cummins 11.
Representative Hawley 42.
. (Continued on Page Nine.)
11 1 II
Haiders Are Dispersed and
Carranza Troops Chasing
CARRANZA LEADER'S SON
PRISONER OF BANDITS
American Troops Will Patrol
Border, Pershing to Gradu
San Antonio, Texas, May 20. With
drawal of the Big Bend expedition of
United States cavalry will take plaa
within a Jew days, the Amorican troop-
ors leaving Mexico and returning to
thoir own eide of the international
boundary. Colonel biblcy is of tha
opinion today that his mission of dis-
persing the raiders has been accomp
lished. He notified headquarters of hia
determination to return to the border.
Six cavalry troops, withdrawn from,
General Pershing's main columns, will
be utilized hereafter as a Big fiend
Four bandits wero wounded in tha
second brush betweon Amorieans and
Mexicans. The outlaws wore holding as
captive the son of a Carrannista com
mandor showing that there was no con
nection between the acts of the des
peradoes and do facto government
. An expedition of Carranzistas touk
a hand in disposing of a detachment of
me Dnnuits, unving them 125 miles bel
low the border. ,
To Patrol Border.
Columbus, N. M Mav 2.-It wnu in
dicated hore today that withdrawal of
the Sixth cavalry from Mexico was part
of a plan to establish a heavier border
patrol. Camps will bo fstublished n.oni
tho 2,200 mile boundary garrisoned by
minim ana regulars now on the line,
reinforced with such troops as General
Pershing may bo ablo to snare. This
will be accompanied bv a eradual with
drawal of Pershing's, men. The Amer
icans will patrol every milo of tho
border in sufficiently heavy force ti
defeat any attacking column. Military
Btntions off the railroad lines will be
supplied by motor trucks.
More Texas Troops.
Austin. Texas, May 20. Governor
Forguson today authorized recruiting of
nine auiiuionai unns or tno Texan mili
tia, raising the quota from this stata
in the federal services to 7,500.
VOTED FIRST IN 1838
Auburn, Cal May 20. Forest Hill.
Placer county, today claims the distinc
tion of having as u resident the oldest
voter in California. His name is Louis
S. Moffatt, Mexican war veteran, aged
9, His first vote wns enst in 1838 and
in 1840 ho voted for William Henry
Harrison for president. Ho has voted,
the democratic, ticket since the party
camo into existence, except once, when
ho voted for Abraham Lincoln.
KILAUEA IN ERUPTION
Washington, May 20. Tho (rovern-
mont woather bureau hero today re
ceived a cablegram from tho weather
station in Honolulu snying that Mauna
Lo was in eruption and Kiluuea unusual
VALLEY FREIGHT RATES
Washington, Mav 20. The
interstate commerce commission 4c
today declared tnnt freight
rates from eastern teritory to
Willamette valleq, Oregon, were
reasonable ami not prejudicial 4c
to. valley cities, 4c
A Boston lawyer has given op Km
practice and gone tb raisins pigs
probably figuring that the pea is
mightier than the retainer.
THE WEATHER :
night nd Sun
(Continued on Page Nine.)