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born in Kentucky, and came to Colorado
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FREEPORT. 111., Aug. 3. Alfred H.
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WILL MEET TODAY
Big Bend Farmers to Confer
With Railroad Presidents.
LOWER FREIGHTS fcXPECTED
Great Interest Throughout the In
land Empire Reduction Would
Cut Dovto. Railroad Earnings
f 500,000 Per Year.
The meeting of the Biff Bend fann
ers, appointed for Davenport today, has
awakened more Interest In the upper
country than any similar event In the
history of the country. The meeting
wlll bo attended by President Hill, of
tho Great Northern: President Mellen.
of the Northern Pacific, and President
Mohler. of the O. R. & N., and a num
ber of- other prominent officials of those
lines. The reduction asked by the farm
era would affect the earnings of the
roads to the extent of from 1500,000 to
$750,000 per year.
DAVENPORT, Wash., Aug. 3. (Staff
correspondence.) This city, tho metropo
lis of tho Big Bend, will bo a great point
of interest throughout the Inland Empire
tomorrow. The interest will not be con
fined to the Big Bend and the.Palouse,
but will extend oVer Into Idaho and down
south of Snake River In fact, wherever
wheat Is grown for the tide water mar-
kefs of the North Pacific The wheat
growers of this vast empire arc demand
ing a reduction in freight rates to the
seaboard, and tomorrow they are to dis
cuss the matter with President Hill, of
the Great Northern: President Mellen, of
tho Northern Pacific, and President Moh
ler. of the O. R. & N. Company. The
reduction asked is from ?4 23 per ton, the
existing rate, to $3 50 or $3 75 per ton. A
CO-cent per ton reduction would reduce the
revenues of the roads Interested 60,000
this year, and probably more next year,
and the 75-cent reduction would set
tho earnings back 5750.000. This is a tidy
little sum, even for big railroad corpora
tions, and the amount Involved, is suffi
cient to bring the heads of these big
companies across the continent in special
trains to meet the representatives of tno
farmers who are asking tho "reduction.
Opinion is divided as to wnemer me
requests of the farmers "will be grunted
or not. Ontslders who have but little or
no Interest either way are inclined to be
skeptical about any reduction following
the visit of the "top liners" of the rail
road world. They argue- that If It was
the Intention of the companies to reduce
rates. It could bo done in a much sim
pler manner, with a telegram from head
quarters. Others who are In an excellent
position to receive inside tips state that
the reduction was practically assured be
fore the movement was permitted to gain
the Importance it has now reached.
Whatever tho result may be, .It is almost
a certainty that Washington politics have
cut quite a prominent figuro in the mat
ter. The Washington politician, scrupu
lous or unscrupulous, has never been
without a war-cry that rallied voters to
his standard. All that Is necessary is for
him to announce that lower freight rates
must bo had. This appeal has always
proven Irresistible, and it has caused the
election to the State Legislature of some
pretty bad men, whose ultimate aim and
end at the Legislature was to get In the
closest possible proximity to the corrup
tlon fund of the railroad companies. The
tactics of the railroad lobby, which are In
evldenco at every session of tho Legisla
ture, are not admirable, but a close ob
servation of01ymp!a political methods
at two very warm sessions of tho Lcgls
lature leads me to bellevo that the rail
road men were more generally defensive
than offensive. This does not reflect in
the slightest on the honest. Incorruptible
Washlngtonlans who In the past have
succeeded in securing rate reductions.
and may again succeed In bo doing. It
Is mentioned merely as a possible reason
for the apparent desire of the big rail
road men to come la closer contact with
the men who make the business for tho
To further their own ends the cheap
politicians of the Evergreen State have
frequently placed the railroad companies
In a false light with the people, and
stirred up an antagonism which It Is
hardly necessary should exist between
thenu Strong efforts are being made to
amalgamate the Senatorial and rate re
duction questions, and there Is a possi
bility that Messrs. Mellen, Hill and Moh
ler 'do not care to have their business
dragged into local political fights, and
are coming Into direct touch with the
people to make a protest against such
work. That the antl-rallroad workers
have become pretty firmly intrenched in
the state is shown by the comparative
ease with which they crammed the Rail
road Commission pill down tho neck of
that eminent friend of the railroads, John
L. Wilson. There is a strong sentiment
'throughout the upper country that rates
are too high and that they should be re
duced, but this sentiment has been In
evldenco for the past 10 years, and it
may -have struck the heads of the big
railroad- systems, as a little strange that
the situation should become so critical
after, five years of big crops and good
prices, Instead of before that period, when
the farmers were, some of them, in dire
While politics may have had consider
able to do with getting tho present move
ment under way, it has fallen Into the
hands of a large number of good, solid
men who have not much use for poli
ticians and are regarding this solely In
the light of a business proposition, and
not as something which- may prove a
stepping-stone t to political success for a
few ambitious' patriots. The meeUng at
Davenport tomorrow will be followed by a
similar meeting at Colfax on Tuesday, and
as an illustration of the desire on the
part of the farmers to keep the matter
out of politics, the original date, which
was set for the same date a3 that o the
Democratic County Convention, was
changed by mutual agreement between
the committee, which was made up ir
respective of political faith.
The committee at Colfax, as well aa that
at Davenport, is made up of representa
tive farmers, and they have rallied to
their support all of the princlpollbuslness
men of tho upper country. Spokane, while
not profiting directly by the reduction, is
Indirectly concerned to a largo extent,
as she practically controls the trade of a
largo portion of the Big Bend country,
and tomorrow a largo delegation of promi
nent citizens and members of the Cham
ber of Commerce will come down td Dav
enport to lend what aid they can. The
committees at both Davenport and Col
fax havo sent .out hundreds of circulars
to the farmers urging them to attend the
meeting, even if It is necessary to leave
their harvest work. They are very
anxious to make as imposing a demon
stration as Is possible, in order to impress
tho railroad magnates with tho unani
mity of feeling In the matter at stake.
As one of the committee puts It:
If the railroad presidents come here and find
but a few farmers they will feel tfi&l llttta
interest is taken in the Question of freight
rate reduction, and aro-lcis likely to grant a
reduction than if there were several hundred
farmers present. The matter is of such vital
Importance that farmtn can afford to stop
their threshing and let the entire crew stand
idle for a day, if necessary, to attend the
meeting, and show that they are Interested.
A reduction in grain rates means added proflta
for the farmer for many years, and increased
profits mean increased value of land, farm
ers cannot afford to miss attending this meet
ing. It Is one of the most important events
this country haa ever known.
The direct Interest of Portland in the
Big Bend country at the present time is
not large, although Portland firms handle
considerable of the wheat of this district
through their Puget Sound connections.
but the effect of a reduction of freight up
here will have .equal force throughout the
territory in which Portland Is directly
concerned. If there Is a reduction prom
ised in the Big Bend country tomorrow,
a similar promised reduction must follow
at Colfax a day later, and so on down the
line. Colfax Is in Portland territory, and
the O. R. & N. Co. hauls more wheat out
of that portion of tho Pajouse country
tbaji 13 taken out - by the other roads.
Tho Oregon road has heretofore taken the
initiative In freight reductions, having cut
the rato three times since 1S9L On An
gust 10, 1891, the rate was reduced from
22 cents to 2S& cents per hundred pounds.
On Juno 7, 1893, a further cut was made
to 23?4 cents, and on June 9, 1S97, the
rate was dropped ta & cents per hun
Tho programme for tomorrow's proceed
lngs at Davenport, as; near as it can be
outlined now. Is for a large mass meet
lng to be held at 10 o'clock, at which
addresses will bo made by the railroad
presidents. At the conclusion of this
meettajsr'antb"tuineetbbr JrtU1 bc'hehfcrthT
ine ranroaa men oy a committee or about
a dozen men selected by. the people at
tending the moss meeting. At this meet
lng an effort will bo made to securo
promlso of Immediate action on the
ireignt question irom tno railroad men.
E. W. W.
KING DINES WITH FAMILY
Invited Boers to Witness the Core,
LONDON, Aug. 3. Up to yesterday
King Edward had taken all his meals
alone, but today, for tho first time since
his Illness, he lunched and dined with tho
members of the royal family. His "MaJ
esty now receives numerous visitors dally
and Cowes Is becoming crowded with
General Lucas Meyer, recently In com
mand of tho Orange Free State forces.
and Mrs. Meyer lunched with Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain and Mrs. Cham
berloln yesterday. Xlng Edward has In.
vited General and Mrs. Meyer to witness
the coronation ceremony at Westminster
Abbey next Saturday, but as General
Meyer goes to Dresden upon medical ad
vice, to take the waters, they were un
able to accept.
Ex-President Steyn, of the Orange Free
State, who, with his family, arrived at
Southampton yesterday, and who sailed
the same day for Holland, has arrived at
Schcvengan. Mr. Krugcr has sent him a
message, in which he prays for his early
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Many nuns' schools were closed In France;
eoclallst demonstrations. Page 2.
King Edward ate with family for first time
since illness began. Page 1.
Desperate battle Is in progress in Provinces of
Panama. Page 1.
Russia gives notice that she will regard coun
tervalllng duties as violations of treaties.
Republican campaign text-book has been Issued
by Corfgresslonal committee. Page 1.
Archbishop Ireland reproves Catholics for com
plaints against insular policy of the United
States. Page 2.
Order Is given troops at Shenandoah to "shoot
first, Investigate afterward." when assault
ed. Page 2.
Serious trouble along line of Camden Inter
state Electric Railway. Page 2.
Granting reduction asked for by farmers who
will meet Presidents Hill. Mellen and Moh
ler today would mean loss of $300,000 yearly
to railroads of Columbia Basin. Page 1.
President Gompers. of American Federation of
Labor, addressed meeting In Salem. Page 1
Ingram Bays he Is not a hero, but was shot
by Merrill at penitentiary purely through
accident. Page 3.
Sheriffs Cudlhee and Do Bolt on Tracy's new
trail. Page 3.
Tralnwreck set fire to large oil plant in Cali
fornia. Page 2.
Helena shuts out Portland in a 12-lnnlng con
te6t. Page 8.
Butte beat Spokane; score, 3-2. Page S.
Seattle-defeated Tacoma; ecore, 6-1. Page 8.
Liberal purses draw racers to Northwest
horseraclng circuit. Page 6.
Coach Herbold discusses football prospects at
Corvallls. Page 0.
Portland and Vicinity.
"Work of Immigration agents In bringing new
settlers to state. Page 10.
"Onion men plan welcome for President Gomp
ers today. Page 1.
Elks will complete carnival plans today.
Page 10. '
Eastern ministers preach in Portland pulpits,
Dean Sanderson defends tho Eureae Divinity
School. Pago 8. . '
GOMPERS IN SALEM
The Labor Leader Addresses
a Large Gathering.
GOVERNOR OPENED MEETING
Other' Workers In Field of Trade-
Unioniam Were Present and Some
Made Speeches Growth of
SALEM. Or., Aug. 3. (Special.) Samuel
Gompers, president, and Max Morris,
vice-president of tho American Federation
of Labor, addressed a mass meeting of
SAMUEL GOMPERS, WHO ARRIVES TODAY
PRESIDENT OP THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OP LABOR,
j Samuel 'dompert,- president of-die- American federation" of Labor, ,who will da
jlver the main address ' at the labor mass meeting tonight, was born in England,
MOnuary 27, 1S50. Ho baa been connected with tho efforts to organlie the work
lng people since his ISth year, and Is one of - the Nation's strongest advo
cates of the lights of labor. He is one of the founders of the American Feder
ation of Labor, and, with an intermission of one year, has been Its president
since 18S2. He is the editor of the official magazine of the federation, and has
written 'a number of pamphlets on the labor movement and the labor ques
tion. He is a strong speaker, and tho labor leaders here are very anxious that
as many as posslblo be present and hear his address.
citizens !n Marlon Square this evening.
A large crowd gathered to greet the labor
leaders and their addresses were llstenea
to with close 'attention.
Governor Geer called the meeting to
order and after a few remarks upon the
imivirtnnPA of the labor oroblem and the
need of careful -consideration of questions
that arise between employes ana-empiuj-ers.
he Introduced G. Y. Harry, president
of the Stato Federation of . Labor, who
m Tprthe meeting. In the course
of a short introductory-address. Mr. Har
ry congratulated- the labor unions m.
Salem upon the results of their organlza
Tiof Anril. he said, he came to
Salem and organized the labor unions. On
a visit four months later he linos man
new buildings are going up, all union
men are employed, hours of labor have
been reduced and wages Increased, for
which Improved conditions the labor
movement can justly claim the credit.
Vice-President Max Morris was then
introduced. He explained that other en
gagements made it necessary to hold the
meeting at Salem on Sunday evening, but
the time he considered not improper, for
it Is due to efforts of organized labor that
the working people are permitted to spend
their Sundays at their homes, at places
of recreation or in meetings of this kind.
He said, among other things, that the
labor union movement Is growing as
never before, but that although the pro
gress' on this coast has been very great,
there are many cities and towns not yet
organized. He appealed to every friend
of union labor to aid and encourage or
ganization of working people In cvery
town. As methods of aiding unions he
urged that only articles bearing union
labels be purchased and that no goods be
purchased after 6 P.M.
President Gompers. who has held ins
present position in the federation of
Labor for 20 years, was greeted with ap
plause as he arose In response to Mr.
Harry's introduction. Among other things
he said that upon the shoulders of the
laboring class rests the whole superstruc
ture of society, and that as the condition
of the laboring class is elevated or de
based, eo also Is the condition of the
whole human family bettered or mado
worse. Where wages are low and hours
of labor long, the working people are de
graded, but where wages are high and
hours of labor short, the people are Intel
ligent and progressive. He contends that
working people should havo more of the
product of their labor. He sold:
"We wanted more of It yesterday, we
want more of It today and we shall want
more of it tomorrow. .We shall want
more and more continually and" shall
never quit demanding more."
He said that laboring people are not
alone In the demand for more wages, for
the same desire Is manifested by all class
es of people, from the laborer at $1 per
day to the millionaire. Mr. Gompers urged
the. need of greater unity of efTort, for
the tendency of the capitalist is to create
dissension among' the unions and cause
their dissolution. He called attention to
the progress tho union movement has
made. Whereas, a few years ago, a man
could "not bo Identified with tho labor
movement without being socially ostra
cised the conditions have changed so that
now a Governor of the state may sit upon
tho platform In a labor meeting and be
honored thereby, as well as confer honor
upon the unions. Ho argued against the
employment of children in factories, and
said that In the Southern States the white
children are being kept at work while the
negro children are educated. He predicted
that unless laws are passed in Southern
States prohibiting child labor, In a few
years tho negroes will bo so superior In
Intelligence that the whites will be dis
franchised under an educational test for
tho right to uso the ballot. Ho expressed
tho hope that a proper child labor law will
bo passed by the Oregon Legislature at
its next session.
Besides the gentlemen named, there
were President H. A. Duke, State Organ
izer of the American Federation of Labor;
Charles Mlckley, president of the Feder
ated Trades Council; H. G. Kundrct, edi
tor Portland Labor Press; A. W. Jones,
president Cigar-Makers' Union, and
George B. Thomas, delegate from Ma
chinists Union to the Trades Council, all
LABOR MASS MEETING TONIGHT.
President Gompers Will Be Wel
comed by Union Men of Portland.
The labor leaders who will address the
mass meeting tonight will arrive In the
city this morning. They arc: Samuel
Gompers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor; James O. Connell. third
vice-president of the American Federa
tion and president of the Machinists In
ternational Union, and Max Morris, fourth
vice-president of the American Federation
and treasurer of the Retail Clerk3 Inter
G. Y. Harry, president of tho State
Federation of Labor; Charles Mlckley,
president, of the Federated Trades Coun
cil; H. G. Kundret. editor of the Portland
Labor Press; George' M. Orton. and a
number of, the prominent labor leaders of
the city went to Salem yesterday and were
In attendance at last night's meeting.
They -will come to Portland wih tho visit
ors from the East this morning.
The meeting tonight will be held in Cor
dray's Theater, and a rousing time 13 ex
pected. The union people have been mak
ing every preparation to receive the visit
ors, and it is expected that the theater
will bo packed at tonight's meeting. A
special invitation Is Issued to those who
are not already familiar with the labor
situation, as the men who will speak are
of exceptional ability, and It Is a rare
opportunity to hear the Nation's leading
men discuss labor topics.
" The main address of the evening will be
given by Samuel Gompers. He has had a
lifetime experience In tHe work of organ
izing labor unions, and Is a very Impres
sive speaker. Since his youth he has been
a champion of tho rights of the working
people, and has made the subject a life
time study. His exceptional ability as a
speaker and his technical knowledge of
the subject make his addresses very in
teresting and persuasive.
Both Connell and Morris have National
reputations as speakers on labor ques
tions, and their addresses will be valuable
and Instructive. The main subjects that
they will take up are "The Value and
Alms of the Labor Organizations," and
they will outline the work as It Is carried
on by those who have made the greatest
study of the subjects.
"Our organization has done a great work
and is In a position to do a great deal
more," said one of the leaders of the Port
land unions, yesterday. "We have great
ly Improcd the condition of the. laboring
people, and today they are being paid better
wages than they were before we took up
the work, and are working under much
better conditions. Our object Is not a
selfish one, as many supposjr, but, on the
contrary. Is entirely unselfish. The sole
aim of our organization is to better the
condition of the laboring classes. The
question of child labor Is one of great Im
portance to our Nation today. It is sur
prising to see the number of children that
are forced to work before they ore old
enough to stand It. As a result their
growth Is stunted, and they never grow
up to be healthy and strong as they would
If they were not overworked in their
youth. The labor organizations are In
better .condition to fight these measures
than other societies, 'and they have done
(Concluded on. Second Page.)
TAKES ALL CREDIT
Republican Campaign Text--
Book Just Issued.
QUOTES M'KINLEY, ROOSEVELT
Not In Favor of Going; After Trust j
In Sach Way as Might Distort)
Business Diplomacy in tha
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. Tho Republi
can text book for the campaign of 1S03
has been Issued by the Republican Con--gresskmal
Committee. The book, whlca'
Is In pamphlet form, containing 3S0 pages, (
makes liberal quotations from the speecn
es of both McKlnley and Roosevelt and
also extracts from their messages to Coa-,
greas in support of the Republican doc-j
trine. The book reviews the record of tha
Republican party from its beginning to
the present time. Under tho heading,
"Protection and Prosperity," 81 pages are
devoted to advocacy of protection. Twen-.
ty pages arc devoted to the trusts, and In
opening the discussion the book describes
the attitude of the two parties thus:
'The attitude of the two great parties
on the trust question Is clearly defined
That of the Democratic party looks to
constant agitation, with no restrictive
legislation; that of the Republican party,
to such restriction as will prevent arbitrary
advance in prices or reduction In wages
through exclusive control, but not the de
struction bj- legislation or injury by ficti
tious agitation of legitimate enterprise,
through the great manufacturing systems
by which production Is cheapened, prices
of manufacture reduced and permanency
of employment assured."
Following this 13 the record of tho Re
publican party on the trust question, men
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law, Mc
Klnley's recommendation, proposed legis
lation by the Republicans and a quotation
from President Roosevelt's message to the
Fifty-seventh Congress, which Is de
scribed 'as "conservative and fearless."
The assertion Is made that the share of
trusts In business Is comparatively small.
The book says:
"The trusts have not occupied as sig
nificant a place In the manufacturing In
dustries as they have in public discus
sion." Further along It Is asserted:
"The Republican Administrations of
President McKlnley aiid President Roose
velt have made a good record In their ef
forts to execute the anti-trust laws. Thera
has been no shirking of duty because of
the powerful financial Influence behind the
trusts. Theso two Republican Presidents
have recognized no man or corporation -as
above the law."
The assertion also is made that "frea
trade England is the home- of trusts;'-
Nlncty-five pages of the publication aw
devoted to the Philippines and the Repub-,
Hcan insular policy, which Includes tha
early stages of the acquisition, the con
duct of tho army, declarations from prom
inent people that the Philippines are not
ready for Independence and n large por
tion of Admiral Dewey's testimony before
the Senate Philippine Committee. In which
he gave his opinion of Agulnaldo. Presi
dent Roosevelt's Decoration day address,
so far as It refera to tho conduct of
the soldiers In the Philippines, is quoted
entire. There Is also some discussion of
trade with the Insular possessions. Mora
than 20 pages are given to discussion of
the gold standard and an outline of tha
Republican policy on financial questions.
A chapter Is given to diplomacy In "tio
Orient and a declaration is made that
"McKInley's policy saved China from dis
memberment." The declaration by the lato Amos J.
Cummlngs, "when I refuse to protect tha
lives of American soldiers, I hope I shall
be paralyzed," heads a chapter which de
clares that the "Democrats oppose Army
Reference Is made to the repeal of tno
war taxes. Credit is given the .Republican
party for the Isthmian canal. Consider- -able
space Is given to Cuba, and it is
asserted "that the ground-work of a re
publican form of government was laid
by the United States under a Republican
Liberal quotations are made from Pres
ident McKInley's speech at .Buffalor
Reference Is made to Republican efforts
to revivo the American merchant marine.
The Fifty-seventh Congress Is referred to
"a3 a distinctively business Congress,'
and the principal acts of that Congress
are mentioned, special reference being
mado to the new policy in aid of reclaim- '
lng the arid lands of tho West. The Re
publican party Is asserted to be the friend
of the old soldiers, and the pension laws
it has enacted are enumerated. The claim
Is made that rural free delivery la due to
Republican legislation and administration.
In the closing pages of the book is a
chapter entitled. "Democratic Harmony."
Reference is made to the Tilden CluD
dinner, there being a quotation from ev
Presldent Cleveland's speech and the com
ments of William J. Bryan and Henry
Watterson upon It and the efforts toward
The book Is Intended for the use of cam
paign orators and Is designed as an expo
sition of Republican policies generally.
FIGHT IN PANAMA.
Governor Saya It Is Still in Progress
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3. "Battle still
being fought desperately." These were
the words contained In a dispatch received
at tho Colontblan legation tonight from
General Salazar, the Governor of the De
partment of Panama, and were In answer
to a message asking that official for In
formation regarding the contest which has
been In progress since Tuesday at Agua
Dulce, when the Colombian revolutionists
began to attack that place. The officials
hero are anxiously awaiting additional
news of this battle.
The understanding here Is that the gov
ernment's force of about 7000 men Is en
gaged with a large proportion of the rev
olutionists who have In the Department
of Panama about 40U0 men In all. Agua
Dulce, about 70 miles from Panama, is an
inaccessible part of the country for ready
communication. It requires eight days to
make the overland journey, while water
communication Is very irregular, and Is
carried on mainly by small boats.
Three Drowned; Boy Hero;
PITTSBURG, Aug. 3. William J. Car
roll, aged 14; Ariel Kologenskl, aged 12,
and an unknown boy aged about 12. were
drowned today In the Allegheny River at
the foot of Thirty-sixth street. The Car
roll boy lost his life In trying to save tha
other two, who had got beyond their depth