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MAYOR'S PLANS REVEALED
Penalties So Heavf -That King
Faro Must Abdicate.
FINES ARE TO BE PROHIBITIVE
City's Financial Needs the Sole Rea
son for Present Gambling1 Policy
Exigency "Will Soon
The system ot allowing the gamb
lers to run under a system of month
ly fines was begun In May. The fines
are paid on the 1st and 15th ot every
month. In August the fines were in
creased nearly 100 per cent. Tester
day tho Mayor announced that they
would again be increased. Tho
amount of the Increase will not bo
known until the 15th of the month,
when tho next fines will be paid.
During the five months In which
the system has been in force, the
gamblers havo paid the city nearly
$15,000. The receipts of the Muni
cipal Court from gambling fines havo
May $ 2.000
Sometimo between the latter part of
December and the end of February
Mayor Williams 'will close gambling In
The fines -which the gambling now pay
into the city treasury are to be increased
month by month until the price becomes
,oLhLgh...for tboamhj-jsntopay, with
profit, then they will close, easily and of
their own accord.
This result will be in accordance with
a policy formed many months ago by
tho Mayor, the same policy which he had
in mind when he told the Ministerial As
sociation that he would not tell them or
any living man what his future course
In regard to gambling would be, an as
surance which he later repeated emphat
ically in an interview published In the
Oregonlan. Nor -has the Mayor changed
his mind In regard to this matter of pub
licly announcing his policy. He refused
point-blank ye.trday to confirm the
statement that he would close gambling
in the near future or at any time.
"I repeat again," said His Honor, "that
I will not divulge what course I shall
pursue In the future. My mind is made
up on the gambling question. It has been
made up for a considerable time, but,
were I to announce my Intentions, heaven
and earth would be stirred to thwart my
ends and to defeat my plans. I shall do
what I deem to be best for the city of
Portland and for the public"
But, in spite of the Mayor's, refusal to
make a definite statement of his Inten
tions, it is beyond all doubt that ho will
close gambling some time between the
The reason of the Mayor's policy Is as
On July 1 the finances of the city of
Portland were in a most precarious con
dition. After whittling the estimated ex
pendltures for the next six months down
to the thinnest possible point it was
found that $126,000 -would be needed for
running expenses, and In addition to this
Interest charges of $12,000 had to be met.
The estimated revenue from all possible
sources for these six months was placed
at $142,000. This left a probable deficit
of nearly 000, and scarcely had this es
timate been proposed, when It became ap
parent that the Fire Department was In
Imperative need ot $12,Q0O.
As the city charter does not allow the
city officials to contract any deficit the
authorities were forced to consider plans
for cutting down expenses. These plans
Included necessarily the discharge of a
number of policemen and firemen, a pro
ceeding which would have loft these
departments, Inadequately equipped as It
Is, la a state of ludicrous incompetency
The Mayor's policy was then put Into
partial .effect. The fines levied on tho
gamblers were raised. "Where the city au
thorltles had estimated that the receipts
from the Municipal Court would be
$12,000 for the entire six months, they
were more than doubled. Tho city audi
tor estimated that the Municipal Court
would turn in $5000 to the city In three
months. In reality the receipts for July.
August and September were $14,621, about
two and one-half times as much as the
If, as seems probable, these receipts
continue. New Year's Day will find the
finances of Portland In excellent shap,
The pressing needs of the city will have
been met, there will have been no re
ductlons In the police force, nor In the
fire department. The Johnson-street
sewer will have been paid for. Signs
bearing the names of the streets will
have been placed at all Intersections and
some of the fire department apparatus
will have received necessary repairs.
It is under these circumstances that,
Mayor Williams has Inaugurated and con
tinued his policy of regularly fining the
gamblers. It was with a. knowledge that
a deficit stared the city in the face that
he told a visiting committee of minis
ters that "the city needed the money."
After January 1, possibly before the
pressing financial necessity of the city
will have passed, and Mayor Williams
will then instruct his appointees to plaoe
the price of, gambling beyond the reach
of any person. And unless the price Is
paid no gambling-house may run In Port
land even today.
While Mayor Williams will not discuss
the subject further than he has already
done several times for publication, it is
believed that he regrets only one thing.
And that is that the recent agitation cn
the gambling question should have made
It appear as though he were possibly
adopting his policy of gradually elimi
nating gambling In deference to the' on
slaughtmade upon him by the Minis
terial andt Municipal Associations. As a
matter "of fact the Mayor had evolved
his plan of. handling the situation long
before any Agitation was begun. In this
plan he has refused to be hurried, and
will refuse to bo retarded or delayed In
its consummation, just as soon as he
sees the city's finances in such shape
that tho municipal government will not
have to rely on additional revenue in
order to prevent abolishing the police
or fire departments.
.Yesterday tho Mayor Issued orders to
tho Chief of Police to increase tho fines
which the gamblers now pay, and unless
some of tho gaming-houses decide that
the fines are already as high as the busi
ness can stand the Tecelpts of the Muni
cipal Court will b swelled for the pres
"The increasing of the fines again,"
said a reporter to tho Mayor yesterday,
"certainly looks as though you Intended
to put the gamblers out of business pret
"The public can draw their own con
clusions," said Mayor Williams.
MAY INDORSE THE MAYOR.
Conncllraen Talk of Going: on Rec
ord on Gambling Question.
A resolution commending the Mayor
for his stand on the question of licensing
gambling was to have been Introduced at
yesterday's meeting by Councllmen
Sharkey and Merrill. As they had not
sufficiently .matured the notion, Mr.
Sharkey confined his efforts to sounding
"I think we should do one thing or the
other back the Mayor up or oppose him,"
said Mr. Sharkey. "This business of
leaving him on a limb, so to speak, is
unfair. I am in favor of coming out
openly and putting ourselves on record."
"Which side do you take?" came the
"The Mayor's," sold Mr. Sharkey
"Me too," chimed In Mr. Merrill.
Then Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Sherrett
stated that they thought Mayor Williams
should receive thjgypport of his council-
-Othc.ro who 'war approached agreed
with the promoters of the proposed reso
lution of support and confidence; but It
was finally decided to let the matter go
over till the next meeting.
"What will Flegel say?" inquired one,
taking the hint.
"And Albers?" put In a second.
"Useless to approach them," it was
argued, and then Messrs. Sharkey and
Merrill promised to reduce their senti
ments to writing and enter them in the
form of a resolution when an opportunity
FUNERAL OF BISSELL.
Ex-Postmastcr-Gencrnl "Will Be Laid.
in the Tomb Today.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Oct 7. The funeral
of ex-Postmaster-General Wilson Shan-
noa Bissell will bo held Friday after
noon from Trinity Episcopal Church. The
body will be' cremated the same evening
at the Buffalo Crematory.
Cleveland "Will Attend.
PRINCETON, N. J., Oct 7. Ex-President
Cleveland will attend the funeral of
ex-Postmaster-General Bissell at Buffalo
on Friday. Mr. Bissell first studied law
with the law firm with which Mr. Cleve
land was connected In Buffalo.
General Johnston Laid .in the Tomb.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 7. Tho funeral of
General Bradley T. Johnston, the noted
lawyer and Confederate soldier, took place
here today. Among the floral offerings
was a box of cut flowers from President
and Mrs. Roosevelt.
JUDGES A-LL DENY IT.
Sonth Dakota Ofllclnls Granted No
Divorce to Mrs. Mollneax.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 7. Special reports from
the nine Judicial districts of South Da
kota quote the Circuit Judge of each as
saying that ho has not granted a decree
of divorce to Mrs. Roland B. Mollneux,
of New York.
Charles V. Fornes, for President of
the Board of Aldermen.
The Famous Langley
Machine Total Wreck.
LANDS IN THE POTOMAC
Aerodrome Makes No Sem
blance of Flight.
NAVIGATOR GETS A DUCKING
Disaster Is the Climax of Years of
Exhaustive Study by the Secre
tary of the Smithsonian
HISTORY OP AIRSHIPS.
Montgolfiers sent up hot-air balloon
at Lyons, France.. June, 1783
Charles sent up hydrogen balloon at
Paris ..August. 1TS3
J. Montgolfiers eeni up hot-air bal
loon carrying a sheep September, 173
Marquis d'Arlandes and Francois
Pllatro do Kozler, using hot-air
balloon, xnado first free ascension,
at Paris. . November 21, 1783
M. M. Charles and Robert ascended
In hydrogen balloon at ParlS-
December 1, 1783
Santos-Dumont circled Eiffel Tower,
Paris, In airship . ... July, 1901
Stanley Spencer mado trip over Lon
don In airship ..September, 1002
WIDE WATER, Va., Oct 7. The 60-foot
steel-built flying machine, tho climax of
years of exhaustive study in the efforts
of Prof. Samuel F. Langley, secretary
of the Smithsonian Institution, to solve
the problem of mechanical flight in mid
air, was launched today, and the experi
ment, carefully planned and delayed for
months, proved a complete failure. The
immense airship sped rapidly along its
70-foot track, was carried by Its own
momentum for 100 yards, and then fell
gradually Into the Potomac River, whence
it emerged a total wreck.
Professor Charles M., Mauley, "Who has'
been Professor Langley's chief assist
ant in the work preliminary to the at
tempted flight, made the ascent in the
aerodrome and escaped with a ducking;
At no time was there any semblance of
flight, the Initial momentum, the light
ness of the machine and the sustaining
surface of the wings, furnishing the con
ditions which account for the 100-yard
transit of the air bird from its 60-foot
elevation to the water. An official state
ment made after the test admitted that
the experiment was unsuccessful, but as
serted confidence In the ultimate success
of the invention.
The launching took place at 12:15 o'clock
this afternoon from the upper structure
of the houseboat moored in the Potomac
River two miles from this place. Fifteen
minutes before that, everything was
cleared for action. Professor Manley was
clad in his aeronautical suit of white
duck trousers and cork lined jacket.
Professor Langley did not witness the
failure of his machine today, but re
mained in Washington, where he awaited
When all was ready, Professor Man
lay took his place in the navigator's car.
Tho gasoline motor was of the explosion
type, weighed 200 pounds, and was de
signed to generate approximately 27
horsepower. Long rods connected with
the propellor, whose blades were about
three feet long. Professor Manley start
ed the motor, which worked well, the rev
olutions reaching 1200 a minute. The big
machine moved easily along the 70-foot
track in the launching i apparatus, and
took the air fairly well.
A five-mile breeze was blowing and
for a moment the machine stood up
well, but Its failure was Immediately
apparent. It turned gradually down
ward. Just before the machine struck
the water, he shut oft his motor, which
had worked admirably at the outset. The
machine disappeared beneath the waves,
but only momentarily. The flv"e conical
shaped floats which had been distributed
about the machine to avert its sinking
performed their functions, well, and the
bridge of the machine almost Immedi
ately reappeared above the water.
Anxiety for the Navigator.
It was a moment of anxiety for the
safety of the navigator, but fears
wero Instantly relieved as his
head emerged abovo the sur-
FUSIONISTS PUT THEM OFF THEIR TICKET
face. He had sustained no injury.
His face reflected his disappointment at
the result. He climbed into a row boat
which had been kept close at hand, and
was conveyed to the deck of the tug
Bartholdl. There he exchanged his drip
ping clothes for dry garments.
Later, Professor Manley gave out the
following statement to the newspapers:
"It must be understood that the test
today was entirely an experiment, and
the first of it3 kind over made. The ex
oeriment was unsuccessful. The balanc
ing upon which depend the success of
tho flight was based upon the tests of
the models and proved to be incorrect,
but only an actual trial of the full-sized
machine itself could determine this. My
confidence in future success of the work
is unchanged. I can give no other Infor
mation. I shall make a formal report
to Secretary Langley."
The work of removing the wreck was
Immediately begun. Within 10 minutes
of the mishap, the tugs were pulling away
at the debris. By 2 o'clock, the disabled
machine had been put away In the Interior
of the houseboat. As it wa3 lifted' on
the derricks from the water, the. com
plete disaster was evident. The big,
broad wings which had extended 12 by
22 feet were hanging limp beside the
frame, tho rudder was a wreck, the wire
frame-work a tangled mass and the main
body of the 1200-pound machine was badly
damaged, though not beyond repair.
WORD FOR 1905 FAIR.
Roosevelt Calls for Facts to Be Em
bodied In His Message.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, Oct 7. John Barrett Min
ister of Argentina, paid his farewell visit
to the President and Secretary ot State
-today. He left thl3 evening for New
York, and win sail next Tuesday for
Europe. After spending a month in Eu
rope ho will go direct to his new post at
Bueno3 Ayres. While calling on the
President today Minister Barrett reminded
him of the promise made in a former con
versation to mention favorably in his an
nual message the coming Lewis and Clark
Exposition at Portland In 1905. The Presi
dent desired Mr. Barrett to submit mem
oranda on the subject, so he would have
the facts at hand when he prepared his
Last night the business men of Char
lotte, N. C, tendered Mr. Barrett a ban
quet as a recognition of what he had done
In the way of promoting commerce be
tween the Orient and the South, especially
in tthe matters of cotton goods. Many
complimentary things were said of Mr.
Barrett during the banquet.
ARRANGES FOR FAIR EXHIBIT.
Governor of AlnsUa "Will Send Two
Hnyda Houses to St. Lonls.
' OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, Oct. 7. The Interior De
partment has received a report from
Governor Brady, of Alaska, stating that
he has arranged for the greater part ot
the Alaskan exhibit at the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition. Among unique things
to be sent are two Huyda houses with
an entire native .exhibit.. ,-Tfc.ere saems to
be some slight misunderstanding about
the buildings in which the Alaskan ex
hibit shall be placed. It was Intended
to have Huyda houses as wings to
the main building. When these Huyda
houses reach St Louis, they will be erect
ed, and the main building designed to cor-,
respond in architectural features with
them. The main building will be twice
as large as the native houses. The offi
cials assert that no Industry In Alaska
will be slighted. The selection of the
Huyda houses as a model was to make
the building distinctive.
Enrollment in Indian Schools.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, Oct 7. A statement show
ing the total enrollment of pupils In Gov
ernment Indian schools during the fiscal
year ended June 30, was made public to
day at Indian bureau. During the period
mentioned. There were 24,357 enrolled,
with an average attendance of 20,876. In
the mission schools, 37S9 young Indians
were taught by denominational teachers.
There were 101 Indians In the white pub
lic schools. At all the 303 schools de
voted to Indian education, there were en
rolled 2S,411 pupils.
Hermann's Resignation Accepted.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, D. C, Oct 7. The- resignation of
T. Manuel Hermann, brother of ex-Com-misaloner
of the Land Office Binger Her
mann, was officially announced today at
the Interior Department. Mr. Hermann
was chief of the mail division on the
Pension Office and left Washington nearly
two months ago, tendering his resigna
tion, which became officially effective
Election of Royal Arch Masons.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct 7. At today's
session of the 32d triennial convention of
the Royal Arch Mason3 of the United
States grand officers were elected. Arthur
G. Pollard, of Lowell, Mass., was chosen
M. Gront, for Controller.
China Must -Conceifa
More in Manchuria.
APPEAL MADE TO JAPAN
Evacuation Question Appears
To Be Nearing Crisis.
UNITED STATES NOT SURPRISED
It Believes the New Demands Are
Prnctically the Same as Those
Reported in the Spring, and
Disavowed by the Cazr.
SITUATION IN BRIEF.
RUSSIA By the terms ot tho Man
churlan treaty, evacuation of the prov
ince by Russia today. Sho now comes
forward and says China must grant fur
ther concessions before such action will
CHINA Appeal Is made to China for
assistance In demanding that tho treaty
be lived up to. Anticipating such a
step, Russia has given Japan to under
stand that she has no right to meddle.
JAPAN No answer has been given to
China. Settlement o the Corean ques
tion Is the burning Issue with the Mi
kado. Popular feeling is exasperated
by the dilatory tactics of Russia.
YOKOHAMA, Oct 7. According to In
formation reaching here, the Russian Min
ister at Pekln, M. Lessar, has Informed
the Chinese Foreign Office that Russia
will never evacuate Manchuria unless her
latest demands are granted. China, It
Is added, has appealed to the Japanese
Minister, M. Uchlda, for Japanese assist
ance. UNITED STATES NOT SURPRISED.
Belief Strong Thnt Demands Are
Those Once Denied by Russia.
WASHINGTON. Oct 7. The State Dp.
partment has" not received direct con
firmation of the Associated Press infor
mation from Yokohama, but officials say
they would not be surprised to receive
such confirmation at any time from Min
ister Conger. They say they are fully
prepared to believe tho news that Russia
has served notice on China that she will
not exacuate Manchuria until her latest
demands, are granted. Exactly what
these demands are, no officials of tho
State Department is prepared to say. but
the belief Is strong that they are practi
cally the same as those reported by tho
(Concluded on Page 7.)
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Jabour show given coup de grace at Spokane;
promoter on back with rheumatism. Page 4.
Albert Monnhan paves companion from drown
ing, but Is chilled himself and sinks. Page 4.
Rough rider saddles and mounts Infuriated
steer before crowd at Sumpter races. Paga 4.
Government canal at Seattle Is disrupted; rats
honeycombed the bank. Page 5.
Surgeon-General finds anti-canteen law 13 caus
ing an increase of (dlseaso In the Army.
Roo'sevelt asks for facts about Lewis and Clark
Fair to be embodied In his message. Page 1.
New York Fuslonlsts put Grout and Fomes oft
ticket. Page 2.
Secretaries Shaw, Moody and Wilson will tak
the stump in several states. Page 2.
Famous Langley aerodrome is a failure, and
is completely wrecked. Page 1.
Crazed by liquor, prominent Pueblo. Colo.,
physician shoots officer, and helds great
crowd at bay for some time. Paga 3.
Tornado In Kansas kills three, injures a num
ber, and does great damage to property.
Tactics which netted Schwab a fortune out of
the ship trust. Page 7.
Russia will not evacuate Manchuria oday un
less China makes further concessions.
China asks Japan for ah' in making Russia
live up to treaty. Page 1.
Chamberlain makes another notable speech for
protection. Pago 3.
Danger of trouble in tho Balkans grow3 less
remote. Page 3.
Boston Americans defeat Pittsburg Nationals
in championship game, 11-2. Pago G.
Yale eleven wins from Wesleyan. 33-0; Har
vard from Bate. 23-0. rage C
Pacific Coast League games: Oakland 5. Port
land 3; Seattle 4, Sacramento 3; Los An
geles 12. San Francisco 1. Page C.
Commercial and Murine.
Review of local jobbing and produce markets.
Wheat half a cent higher at Chicago. Page 13.
SteeJ holds its own In stock market. Page la.
San Francisco hop market weaker. Pago 15.
Trans-Paclflc lines restore flour rate to 53 ba
sis. Page 11.
Custom-House business In Sentember. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Open gambling will be stopped about January
1. Page 11.
Express Messenge'r Korner will buy a Kansas
farm with his S1000 reward. Page 11.
Lewis and Clark Fair emblem to be placed
free on letters. Page 14.
Mrs. Greenberg loses diamonds worth $2000.
Portland Presbytery goes to Oregon Synod at
Corvatlls. Page 10.
Man who sued timber-land locators loses his
case. Paso 11.
Annual convention of Multnomah County W.
C. T. U. Page 1G.
Senator Fulton leaves for Washington to work
for the Fair appropriation and an open
river. Page 1G.
Conference of Zlon African Methodist Church
opens. Page 10.