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FORMER TO BE SECRETAR OP STATE
Coming: Strike in the Anthracite Coal
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WASHINGTON. Sept 14. It Is said that
all of the -present members of the Cabi
net, except Secretary Root and Secretary
Wilson, trill not continue In the next Ad
ministration, If McKlnley' Is elected. If
this Is true, It Is probable that Root will
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fairs. The coming striko in the Pennsylva
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cern. It is feared that if the price of
coal is advanced on account of the strike
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it is also feared that the strike itself
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and among labor organizations. The mer
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eight years ago, when that great strike
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ROOSEVELT AT FARGO.
Closed a. Day of Speeches In North
Dakota and Minnesota.
FARGO, N. D Sept. 14. Governor
Roosevelt and his party of campaigners
rested In Fargo tonight, after a day of
speech-making In this state and Minne
sota. The Governor addressed two
meetings in Fargo. The first" was at the
opera-house, which was the larger, and
the other at the Armory. Preparations
had been made for a large demonstra
tion, but rain put a stop to the street
parade and fireworks. At the opera
house Governor Roosevelt .said in part:
"This Nation has gone forward with the
stride of a giant across the continent, and
"how clasps with her hands the islands
of the sea as the new century is about
to open. Are we, tho heirs of the ages,
we, who claim proudly that we stand
foremost among the people of the earth,
are we now to shrink back from what)
Is but a little task, a task not needing
tho expenditure of more than a frac
tion of our huge might? Are wo, whose
forefathers saw put Into the field 500,000
men and who fought to a finish, the giant
Civil War, aro we to flinch from a lesser
task,' a task so much less that it is not
counted in the balance, which cannot be
weighed when compared with the other?
Are -wo to' open 'ihe 20th century by
fllnQhing and saying -we ncyjopgor claim
tf$e rJghVto 'stand amid thereat nations
of the world and perform our duty? ' No;
the American people cannot and -will not
take such a position. To abanddn the
Philippines now would not only be to
show ourSelves -weaklings, to show our
selves cravens unable to finish or perform.
the tasks that Providence has laid upon
us, but it would show that we had foully
abandoned the men In those islands who
had confided in our good faith. No, gen
tlemen, I appeal to you to re-elect Presi
dent McKlnley, because it has been given
him to embody the cause of National
prosperity and the broad doctrine that
this American Nation never goes back
ward." Earlier In the day Governor Roosevelt
made a three-minute talk at Wilmot from
the platform of the car.
When the train arrived at Sisseton the
rain was falling1 fast, and an open-air
meeting was Impossible. A stand was
erected near the trade, and a crowd with
umbrellas stood to listen to the sneak
ers. The Governor attempted to talk,
but his sympathy for his hearers, who
were bravely standing in the 'rain,
caused him to desist He entered a car
riage and was driven to the opera-house,
whither the crowd followed him, and
there he spoke a few minutes. This is
on the border of the Sioux reservation.
and a large number of Indians had come
into the little town to lis'ten and see
what was going on. On his return to the
train from the opera-house, Governor
Roosevelt observed a group of GO or more
Indians standing on the street. Ho
Jumped out of the carriage and shook
hands with the members of the group,
to their evident delight, and distributed
a handful of McKlnley buttons among the
The train then started on Its return
journey to Milbank, where it arrived at
1:30 o'clock, remained 30 minutes, and
proceeded to Ortonvllle, Minn., where it
arrived at 6 o'clock. Here some more
speeches followed in the rain. Governor
Roosevelt, In the course of his speech,
"You recollect four years ago the ap
peal that was made through this coun
try to one class against another and tho
effort to array the West against the
East, the workingman against the cap
italist and the farmer against the busi
ness man. You remember in 1892 when
you were also told that some men had
made too much money and wanted you
to vote the capitalists down. I am sorry
to say that the coup try did vote, and you
got him down, but afterward we found
that the rest of us were down under
him. Wo -all went down that was the
"We have the right to appeal to you on
two grounds. In the first place, upon
the ground that our deeds have squared
with our promises. Mind you, that Is
what a promise is worth. Second we
have the right to appeal to you upon
the ground that our opponents have
made prophesies that came false four
years ago. You can't recollect all of
them. Mr. Bryan prophesied again and
again at Minneapolis and at New York,
where he addressed that noble band of
reformers Tammany Hall; and at Indian
apolis again and again he said: 'If you
vote the Republican ticket times will be
harder and harder.' Again, 'If you vote
for the gold standard, you vote for four
years more of hard times.' And again
If you vote for the gold standard the
farmer will And that the prices of his
products will grow steadily lower.' Again,
If you vote the Republican ticket the
business men will And that the number
of failures will Increase and the amount
of bank deposits will decrease.'
"Now I ask you not to take my word
for It, but to think of your own expe
rience and compare how things actually
were; how the conditions were in your,
own state and in your own town with
what Mr. Bryan prophesied, and at the
same time look over his speech and see
what he said four years 'ago "and see If
things have come out as he prophesied
they would; so I ask you to support us
because we have "kept our -word. What
we want today Is to continue at Wash
ington the men and the measures that
have obtained and been put In practice
there during- the past four years:.."
WEBSTER, S. D., SeRt 14. The special
train with the Roosevelt party. was met
at the station here by an erithusiastio
gathering. Governor Roosevelt spoke
from the rear platform. He said if the
Republicans had abandoned the Philip
pines, the Democrats "would have pro
, claimed it as having abandoned our duty
and would have been running Mr. Bryan
now so as to got the Philippines back."
"If Mr. Bryan lives, andI hope he will,
for 35 years for I wish Kim well In his
private life I have not the least doubt
that ."he will be quoting McKlnley at that
time with the same approval that he now
Short stops were mado at Summit and
Mlllbank, at which brlet speeches were
made by Governor Roosevelt and other
members of his party.
NOT WORRIED OVER JONES.
Hie Declaration for Bryan "Will Not
Hurt the Republicans.
CHICAGO, Sept. 14. "I don't 'care
whether Mayor Jones takc3 the stump or
not. When he comes out for Bryan it
means simply that McKlnley has lost
just one vote and no more," said Sen
ator Hanna, when questioned concern
ing the declaratloh of the Mayor of To
ledo, O., that while he would probably
not run for Congress, he would mako
speeches for Bryan, and Stevenson.
"It -would be a bad year for him If
he. were to run lor Congress," the Sen
ator continued, "for the Republican par
ty In Ohio Is amply able to carry the
state, and Jones' own district, with him
In the race or out of It I see Bryan is
squaring off to come at us with the race
question. I understand he will attack us
on the dlsfranchisementyllne. Well, that
will have little effect LetFItlm come down
to Ohio and talk with taercofored people
there and see what they"- think of the
Republicans there.' This is a- day of news
papers, and neither Bryan nor anybody
else can shut the eyes of the, press. The
public is bound to get the truth."
Senator Hanna will speak at Delphi,
Ind., tomorrow. Amongethe early visit
ors at Senator Hanna's headquarters was
Controller Dawes, wno had a long con
ference with the Senator- and other Na
tional Republican leaders. Mr. Dawes
saw President McKlnley -before 'leaving
Washington for the purpose, It Is said, of
laying before the National committee the
President's plans for the campaign.
Clara Foltz, the lawyer, has been em
ployed by Senator Hanna to make cam
paign speeches. She has not been as
signed as yet, but probably will begin her
tour In Kentucky about October. 1. Two
weeks later she will come to Chlcagc
to make speeches here and elsewhere In
Delaware Factions Unite.
DOVER, Del., Sept, 14. The two Re
publican factions of Delaware, known
as the regulars and union, (or Addlcks)
Republicans, united today and agreed
upon tho following ticket: Governor,
John Hunn; Lieutenant-Governor, Philip
Cannon; State Treasurer. M. BBurris;
Auditor,, B. 3. B,orman; Insurance Com
missioner Dr. G. W. Marshall; Attorney
General, H Ward. i1- f -, -J
' California Campaign Opened..
SA'N FRANCISCO, Sept 14. The Re
publicans formally opened the Presiden
tial campaign In this state tonight witb
a mass-meeting at Mechanics' Pavilion.
united states Senator Fairbanks, of In
diana, was the principal speaker.
ORDEROUT OF CHAOS
Galveston Sets About Clearing
Away the Wreckage.
PLENTY - OP WILLING HANDS
Heavy Bxodua From tno City "Water
Snpply Renewed and Transpor
tation Again Open.
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept 14. The first
real attempt to clear away the great
mass of debris piled along the beach
front for a distance of several miles was
begun, today. Advertisements were print
ed' In the News, which appeared this
morning, asking for hundreds of men and
off and the people who are living in
topless house! are eager to obtain cov
erings so as to prevent the destruction
of what they have .saved If a rainstorm
comes along. Thus far, however, the
weather has been clear and there are no
Immediate indications of 'a downpour.
Work of Relief.
The relief committees are steadily
broadening the scope of their work. They
have established bureaus for the issuance
of orders and rations In every ward and
though there Is a multitude surrounding
every bureau, applicants are rapidly be
ing taken care of. There seems no pres
ent likelihood of Inability on the part of
the committee to furnish all the rations
that are asked for. There is, of course,
a scarcity of fresh beef and of milk, but
bread Is being provided In abundance as
well as hams, potatoes, rice and other
The sympathy felt for Galveston
throughout the world ,was again evi
denced this morning when local bankers
were notified by cable that the Liverpool
Cotton Exchange had subscribed 1000 for
the relief of the sufferers and that more
One of the most remarkable escapes
I'M i 'i 'mm
CANTON THE CAPITAL.
Busy Days for th.e President at His
CANTON, O., Sept. 14. Canton is again
tho Nation's capital, from whence the af
fairs of state are largely conducted. Sec
retary to the President Cortelyoii' and
clerks from the executive office at Wash
ington were today almost overwhelmed
with official routine which had accumu
lated during the several days of travel
and sojourn at Somerset, Pa. The Presi
dent found himself deluged wltk tele
grams and letters congratulating him on
his letter of acceptance and commending
the sentiments therein expressed.
Ex-Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, today
had a short conference with the Presi
dent, and expressed confidence of a good
Republican situation In the Northwest.
Population of Eric.
WASHINGTON. Sent. 14.-Thn Tinni.i.
tion of Erie, Pa., is 52.733, an increase of
12,099, or 29.78 per cent from 1890 to 1900.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
If McKlnley Is elected Root will be the next
Secretary of State. Page 1.
Tho miners' strike causes Republican managers
much concern. Page 1.
Governor Roosevelt spoke last night In Farm
N. D. Page 1.
Bryan opened the Ohio campaign in Columbus
Fusion is effected In Idaho. Page 4.
Charles A. Towne opens Democratic cam
paign in "Washington. Page 4.
LI Hung Chang has gone to Pekln on a 'Rus
sian warship. Page 3.
American troops may not follow the Russians
out of Pekln. Page 3.
Dorvrard'3 force burned tho town of TuHn
Galveston has besun the work of clearing
away the debris. Page 1.
Twenty-seven members of tho First Artillery
perished In the storm. Pago 1.
Galveston de"ad -will number CO0O. Already
2701 bodies have been Identified. Page 2.
The relief fund for Texas sufferers amounts to
$1,300,000. Page 2.
Germany places a loan of 80,000,000 marks in,
the Unlted) States. Page 2.
Lord" Roberts Issued a proclamation to tha
Boers. Page 2.
Railroad men accuse the president of tho
mlneworkers of unfairness. Pago 2.
Rear-Admiral Slcard is dead. Page 2.
Report denied that Oregon hops are largely
baled. Good prospect for better prices.
Salem flouring mills will not operate. Wheat
will bo shipped to Portland or Orogon City.
A T. Crowell, of Spokane, died under peculiar
circumstances. Page 4.
Vessels from Alaska must call at Port Town
send or Seattle for health inspection. Page 4.
Hotel building to cost $00,000 will be erected at
Sumpter. 'Page 4.
Large fleet of French vessels coming to Port
land. Pago 8.
Sailor abuses in other ports than Portland.
Ship Marathon arrives from the Orient Page 8.
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Installed as pastor of
Beth Israel Congregation. Pago 1.
Senator Fairbanks and Charles A Towne will
speak in Portland Tuesday. Pago 12.
President Taylor sends $000 to Galveston suf
ferers. Page 12.
boys to do the work. A multitude re
sponded. They were formed into squads
and promptly put to work with police
and Deputy Sheriffs In charge. It is hoped
that a vigorous prosecution of this work
will lead to the early recovery of bodies
still In the debris. That there are many
of them there is no shadow of .doubt
It is difficult Indeed to Imagine how half
the people that did escape got free of
this fearful mass of flotsam and Jet
sam. An - Associated Press representative
traversed the beach for some distance to
day and the stench at different points
was absolutely sickening. Everywhere
little groups of men. women and chil
dren, some of them poorly provided with
raiment, were digging In the ruins of
their homes for what little" household
property they could save. In many cases
those seeking their former residences
were utterly unable to And a single rem
nant of them, so helpless Is the confusion
of timbers and household furniture.
The exodus from the city was heavy
today 'and hundreds were eager to go,
but were unable to secure transportation.
Along the bay front there were scores
of families with dejected faces pleading
to be taken from the stricken city, whore,
in spite of every effort to restore confi
dence, there is a universal feeling of
Shipping men say today that the dam
age to the wharves Is by no means as
serious as at first supposed. The chief
damage has been the tearing opon of
sheds and the ripping of planking. The
sheds, however, can be quickly replaced.
-The piling for a- considerable distance
along the ""bay front successfully with
stood the pounding It got from the wind
and waves, and business men found a
measure of consolation In this.
.Water Snpply Renewed.
More hopeful reports were received to
day touching the water supply. The com
pany Is placing men all along the mains
plugging the broken plates and thereby
assisting the flow. It was serving some
of its customers today and hopes gradual
ly to Increase the service. The water
continues to run by gravity pressure.
The only difficulty the people are having
is in carrying supplies to their homes
or places of business. The Ice supply
continues bountiful, and at many corners
lemonade Is being served.
More effective measures were taken to
day to keep undesirable people off tho
Island. Soldiers patrolled the water front
,and challenged all who could not show a
proper reason "for their landing or who
were unwilling to work for the privilege
of coming Into town.
Assurances have been received by the
railroads that they will do all In their
power to reopen communication and their
present plan seems to be to concentrate
all forces on the work of reconstructing
one bridge. Crews are coming down the
Santa Fe Railroad from Arkansas and
St. Louis with full equipment to restore
the line. Local representatives of the
Southern Pacific have had advices from
headquarters to proceed with repair work
Telegraphic communication has been
partly restored, the Western TJnlon and
Postal having reached the city with
one wire each. Large forces have been
at work along the lines of both compa
nies and connection with Galveston has
"been attended with many difficulties.
A larger number of business houes than
yesterday are opened and are advertising
their wares at no advance In price.
Carts with disinfectants are going
through the streets. The gutters are be
lnir covered with lime.
Carpenters are having all the work they
dan do. The storm tore hundreds of rpofe
recorded during the flood was reported to
day when news came that a United
States batteryman on duty at the fort
last week had been picked up on Mor
gan's Point, wounded but alive. He had
buffeted the waves for five days and
lived through a terrible experience, Mor
gan's Point Is 30 miles from Galveston.
Lists" of the dead are far from perfect
The Identity of all who have been lost
will never be known.
Much attention has been attracted by
the dispatch of Quartermaster Baxter to
the department, expressing the belief that
Galveston has been hopelessly ruined.
Congressman Hawley last night sent the
following telegram to the War Depart
ment In reply to that of Quartermaster
"While it may not be significant or
worthy of notice, I have the honor to
state that Quartermaster Baxter's tele
gram to the Quartermaster-General re
specting Galveston Is unworthy of a sol
dier and In no way represents the morale
of Galveston citizenship and their de
termined purpose to restore their city."
The Cotton Exchange building proved
to be one of the strongest during the
storm. Windows were smashed on every
floor and on every side and much dam
age was done to the cotton-rooms and
the various offices in the building, but
no portion of the walls or roof gave
Twenty-seven Men of Battery O Lost
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept 14. Follow
ing are the names of members of Bat
tery O, First Artillery, United States
Army, who perished in the storm of Sat
First Sergeant Hugh R. George, Ser
geant James A Marsh, Corporal Samuel
Roberts, James W. Cantner, cook; George
Link, mechanic, and Privates George F.
Andrews, Leopold Randner, John Glaffey,
William A. Delaney, Peter Downey, Fred
Hess, Frank W. Hunt, John Kelley,
Everett A. Lewis, Benjamin D. Mitchell,
George Peterson, William S. Sduerber,
Otto Soffers, Benjamin Van Tllbruch,
Wadsworth B. Wheeler. Herbert R.
White, Carvan M. Wllhlte, Sidney Wright,
William L. Andrews. Samuel Forrest
Joreph Gossage and Eleyht Mcllvene, the
three last-named of the Hospital Corps.
TO AID REFUGEES.
Foreign Vessels May Carry Sufferers
to Gulf Porta.
WASHINGTON. Sept 14. General
Spaulding, Acting Secretary of the Treas
ury, took further measures today for the
relief of the distressed citizens of Gal
veston by arranging for their transporta
tion on foreign vessels to New Orleans
or other Gulf ports. The law provides
that American vessels only can carry pas
sengers between American ports but dur
ing present conditions the Treasury De
partment will remit the penalties to which
foreign vessels will be liable for the relief
Acting upon the recommendation of
General McKlbbln. Adjutant-General Cor
bln today ordered Battery O, First Artil
lery, from Galveston to Fort Sam Hous
ton for recuperation and equipment
Utah Democrats Subscribe.
SALT LAKE. Utah, Sept. 14. The Salt
Lake County Democratic Convention to
day adopted a resolution of sympathy for
the sufferers of the Galveston disaster
and a collection taken up on the floor
of the convention realized $115, which will
be sent to the Mayor of Galveston.
RA8B1 IS INSTALLED
Dr. Stephen S. Wise at Beth
NEW PASTOR WARMLY WELCOMED:
Them of His Fiswrt Beraoa Is tho
Covenant With the Congrega
tion His One Demand
With simple but impressive ceremonies,
witnessed by an assemblage entirely fill
ing the spacious auditorium Dr. Stephen
S. Wise was last evening- Installed a3
rabbi of the Beth Israel Congregation, la
tho Temple, at Twelfth and Main streets.
33r. Wise came to Portland, from tho
Madison-Avenue Synagogue, of New
York, which has been his charge, for
seven years. During this time his Tepu
tation as a. scholar, as an enthusiast In
his chosen career for which nature seems
to have especially fitted him, and as a
thinker, writer and orator of exceptional
power, has become wide spread. 'Young;
of magnetic disposition, pleasing Individ
ually, thoroughly Imbued with the spirit
of his faith, the descendant of a line of
rabbis and the son of a father whoso
memory as a teacher In Israel Is treas
ured and revered by his people generally,
those who were permitted to listen to him
last evening can understand the regret
with which his New York congrega
tion lost him and can thoroughly con
gratulate Beth Israel and tho Pacific
Northwest on his acquisition.
The theme of his Initial sermon wa3 tho
covenant between his congregation and
himself. On his part he demanded only
one condition and he sent more than a
thrill through his audience when he de
clared with great emphasis: "Thl3 pulpit
shall bo free." He reached his climax
on this subject with the words:
"In a day of mad and ceaseless pursuit
after worldly possessions, of enmities be
tween the rich and the poor, or preju
dices between people and people, of ha
tred between creeds, tho Jewish pulpit
true to the precept and example alike of
prophet and saga In Israel, must plead
in the name of the fatherhood of God
for such toleration and love as shall
bring ever nearer and nearer the dawnlnff
of the era of the brotherhood of man."
The altar vms tastefully adorned with
palms, ferns and ivy while trailing rose
bushes drooped In fragrant beauty from
the organ loft Long before tho hour 3et
for the usual Friday evening services
every seat was occupied and as the organ
strains accompanying the ancient Hebrew
chants filled the building- with solemn
harmony, the earnest Interest pervading
the congregation was plainly evident
Among tha many citizens present, not
members of the congregation, were vari
ous ministers of the city churches. Rev.
Alexander Blackburn, Rev. W. P. Lord,
Rev. Edgar P. Hill, Rev- A. W. Acker
man- Rev. J. F. Ghoxmley and others with
whom the new incumbent is expected to
labor, for tho moral welfare, of. tha com
munity. Dr. Jacob Bloch, the retiring rabbi, "Who
has been the faithful and able leader and
teacher of Beth Tsrael for the past 16
years, conducted, the regular service and
Invoked In eloquent and touching terms
the blessing and favor of heaven upon
the work of his successor and those with
whose Joy3 and sorrows he had been so
long and closely connected. Hon. Solo
mon HIrsch, president of the congrega
tion, expressed the sentiments of those
whose call RabbL Wise had accepted, and
pledged to him their support and encour
agement Mr. HIrsch said:
ve are here tonight to extend a cor
dial welcome to our city, to our homes,
and to this sacred edifice, to the gifted
rabbi whom Beth Israel has chosen for
its future spiritual leader, and to see him
installed Into his holy office, by one of
Israel's most distinguished teachers and
"This congregation, which so heartily
welcomes you. is not of very recent ori
gin: but few more yeara will have passpd
ere half a century will have measured its
existence. It wa3 founded and organized
by earnest and God-fearing men: men
born on foreign soil, who, for the sake
of their religious convictions, left friends
and kindred to seek new homes in a land
strange and unknown to them.. In their
native land It was not possible for thorn
to worship God as their fathers had done,
without frequently subjecting themselves
to ridicule and serious persecutions.
"Soon there began to come to them at
not Infrequent Intervals rumora of tho
existence of a great but far-off country
beyond tho seas where religious liberty
was said to prevail; .where people wero
permitted to worship God according to xho
dictates of their own conscience- and
where man "wns Judged by what he dM,
and not by what he believed. Towards
that country , these men and women turn
ed their faces, and wended their steps,
never halting until the free- soil of Amer
lea was reached. What had been but
vague jumor proved, upon their arrival
on these shores, to be actual reality.
They made homes for themselves and
their families and prospered in their xm
dertakings. In the hour of their pros
perity they did not forget the religion,
which they held so sacred, and for the
sake of which they had made so many
sacrifices to seek and find what has
since proved to them an earthly para
dise In the land today beloved by them
and their descendants beyond the power
of words to express.
"Somo few of these men and Jomen
found their way to this coast with the
tide of immigration which came In such
great numbers in the early '50s. and
through them and their efforts this con
gregation had Its 'birth.
"Beth Israel has reason to be proud c
Its history. It was the nucleus around
which tho Jewish population of Oregon
rallied, and from which, as from tho par
ent stem, sprang from time to time our
various Jewish congregations and asso
ciations. It has ever borne and held
aloft the banner of Judaism on this
Northwest Coast Though many of its
founders and early members have gone
to Join the great majority, yet thanks to
an overruling Providence, quite a num
ber are still with us tonight to assist
in welcoming our new leader. May God,
In his manifold mercy, vouchsafe to them
yet many more yeara of usefulness In our
midst Among our rabbis and teachers
have been men of distinguished learn
ing and piety, to whose unselfish labors
much of the success of Beth Israel Is
due: two of whom, whose many years
of administration are a part of Portland's
history, are with U3 here tonight
"Time, however, in its flight, ever ad
monishes that In the regular course of
nature those of U3 who have earnestly
labored In behalf of Jewish affairs and
Judaism must pass on to other and
younger shoulders the burdens and re
sponsibilities connected with the active
and continued advancement of our be
loved congregation. Upon a new genera
tion, born in these blessed United States,
and unacquainted, except by hearsay,
with the sacrifices made by their fa
thers In he upholding of Judaism, must
fall these cares and responalblUtiea, That
(Concluded on Eighth Pago4