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VOL. XLIIL NO. 13,337.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1903.
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HAVANA. Sept. 9. Dr. Gulteraz, of the
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Druggists' Association in Session.
BOSTON, Sept. 8. The 29th annual con
vention of the Wholesale Druggists' Asso
claUoit was opened in this city today, and
for the first time in almost a decade the
annual meeting of the Proprietary Asso
ciation ,was opened simultaneously. The
cutting of list prices on proprietary arti
cles will be. thoroughly discussed by both
associations during the week.
LOT DDT LIS
Turks Slay Christians
PANIC IS GENERAL
Porte Blames the Ameri
MORE MASSACRES FEARED
Forests Are Fired to Drive
the Bulgarians Out,
NUMBER IN KILLS IS 150,000
Admiral Cotton "Will Land Marines,
if Necessary, to Protect Ameri
cans Life of British Consul
THE BALKAN SITUATION.
The Balkan situation becomes graver
day by day. Turks have murdered
Christians at Beirut and the powers
are now thoroughly- alarmed.
Admiral Cotton will land marines at
Beirut., if necessary, to protect the
lives of Americans. Several of the
powers contemplate sending1 fleets to
.The barbarity of the Turks In Mace
donia Is almost incredible. Their latest
move is to fire the forests in which
150,000 . Bulgarians have taken refuge.
The Porte makes public a warning
from the Macedonian Committee that
the British Consul, some Journalist or
an American missionary at Constanti
nople will be slain.
The Sultan, to suppress the news,
has ordered the expulsion. Of corre
spondents. "WASHINGTON, Sept 8. The Navy De
partment has received the following ca
blegram from Admiral Cotton, dated Bel
rut, September 7:
"Violence and bloodshed between Mo
hammedans and native Christians oc
curred at Beirut Sunday. Six Greek
Christians, two Mohammedans and one
Turkish soldier killed; three Greek Chris
tians, three Mohammedans and three
Turkish soldiers wounded seriously
Other murders reported.
. "Flag Lieutenant and United States
Consul were present Sunday and Monday
In the disturbed quarter and verify de
tails. Turkish government willingly af
forded facilities for their Investigation
and guard; promise 1000 more Turkish
soldiers. Turkish soldiers present suffi
cient If properly disposed of to handle
situation at Beirut Well patrolled, and
all quiet Sunday night'and today (Mon
day.) Turkish Governor promises to do
all In his power to restore order. Bus!
"I have prepared to land force for pro
tection of property of American citizens
If situation demands. Will act with cau
tion. Present trouble due to animosity
between inimlcable and native Christians
and failure to control crimes."
The last portion of Admiral Cotton's
cablegram is unintelligible, and the cipher
-experts at the Navy Department worked
all the morning to translate it Copies
of the report were sent at once to the
President; and to the State Department
PANIC GENERAL FOR, A TIME.
Minister Lcltthxnau Reports Origin
of Trpnblc in Donbt.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. The State
Department has received a cablegram
from Minister Irishman at Constantino
ple, in which he says a riot occurred
Thursday night at Beirut, In which seven
Christians were killed and several wound
ed. Two houses occupied by Christians
were pillaged by the soldiers. The panic
An officer airad a signal man from Ad
miral Cotton's fleet are now in the Con
sulate, and an investigation of conditions
at Beirut is being made by a lieutenant.
Consul Ravndal and other officers.
Mr. Leishman says the origin of the
trouble is not distinctly stated by our
Consul. He further says it is -asserted
by the Sublime -Porte that conditions at
Beirut are again quiet, and that the force
now there is sufficient to guarantee the
safety of the city.
Additional Instructions have been sent
Minister Irishman along the lines of those
already forwarded him looking to the
protection of American citizens.
Lieutenant Charles L. Hussey is Ad
miral Cotton's flag lieutenant, and It is
presumed he Is the officer making the
TURKISH VERSION OF AFFAIR,
Christians Are Held to Have Been
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 8. An official
version of the Beirut affair, telegraphed
to the Ottoman Ambassadors abroad for
communication to the powers, says thaT
the Christians were the assailants, they
having fired upon four Mussulmans. A
fight ensued, during which Mussulmans
and Christians came to the assistance of
their, respective compatriots. This, says
the report, compelled the troops . to In
tervene, and, they succeeded in restoring
order. Three soldiers were wounded and
one was killed, while one Christian was
killed and one wounded.
These figures are evidently Incorrect
as the rioters must have lost more heav
ily than the military.
The British' Consul at Beirut imme
diately after the riot called upon the Vail
and threatened to ask Admiral Cotton to
land marines from the American squad
ron In the event of the renewal of dis
In official circles here the disturbances
are attributed to the arrival of the Amer
ican squadron, and the belief is expressed
that the Christians at Beirut are en
deavoring to bring about the landing of
marines from the warships.
No New Orders lor Cotton.
WASHINGTON, Sept 8. Cablegrams
were received at the State and Navy De
partment today from Minister Leishman
at Constantinople and Admiral Cotton,
commanding the American squadron now
in Turkish waters, respectively, giving an
account of the riot which occurred at
Beirut Sunday. It was stated at the
Navy Department that no new instruc
tions had gone to Admiral Cotton in con
sequence of today's . reports.
Instructions sent to Minister Leishman
today contemplate that he keep the
State Department constantly informed
as to the situation that the Department
may know to what extent protection Is
being afforded American citizens. The
President was advised of the facts re
ported to Washington today.
Renewal of Disturbances Feared.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept 8. A Consu
lar dispatch from Beirut, received at one
of the Embassies here, states that a fierce
brawl occurred there Thursday evening
between parties of Mussulmans and Chris
tians. It was due to a shot fired by a
Mussulman upon a Christian employed at
ne American College. The Christian was
wounded. The fight broke out while the
Vail was on board the United States
cruiser Brooklyn, returning Admiral Cot
ton's visit. No further details have been
received. In diplomatic circles here the
affair Is regarded as being serious, and a
renewal of the disturbances is feared.
Number of Killed May Reach Thirty.
BERLIN, Sept 8. A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzeiger from Constantinople says
that 30 Christians, among them being sev
eral Europeans, were killed during the
rioting at Beirut
The Foreign Office here has received no
news tending to confirm the report pub
lished by the Lokal Anzeiger.
FIRE TO DRIVE REFUGEES OUT.
Bulgarians to the Number of 150,000
Are In the Forests.
SOFIA, Sept. S. The Macedonian inte
rior organization estimates that 150,000
women, children and "old men are hiding
in the mountains and forests of Mace
donia. The Turks are burning the for
ests In the districts of Leron and Xosbre
and killing fugitives wno attempt to es
cape to the plains. The Vlach village of
Gopesh, three hours distant from Monas
tir, has been burned by the Turks, who
are reported to have thrown several of
the innabitants into the fire.
Thirteen thousand Turkish soldiers are
assembled at Planka, Kratovo and Gob
chani, and are plundering the surround
ing villages. The people have not com
plained, fearing that they may be mur
dered. In the district of Debrltsl, vilayet
of Monastlr, the soldiers are reported to
be naked and starving and to be robbing
all around. t The general staff of the in
surgents has Issued a circular ordering
the bands not to molest the peaceful
Turks and Albanian villagers. The order
concludes: "There will be always plenty
of time to take such measures."
Fnminc'Prevnils ut Krushevo.
Famine prevails In the district of
Krushevo, and the population is going Into
the adjacent districts. All reports from
the vilayet of Monastlr agree In describ
ing the situation as- appalling. Between
30,000 and 50.000 Bulgarian inhabitants are
believed to have been massacred by the
Turks, and every Bulgarian village jn
the vilayet has been destroyed. The refu
gees in the mountains and forests are
dying of starvation by the thousands. Af
present it is Impossible to obtain precise
The revolutionary headquarters estimate
that 30,000 Bulgarian men, women and
children have been killed, while at least
the same number of refugees are slowly
perishing of hunger. In official circles
these figures are regarded as an under
estimate, and officials Incline to the belief
(Concluded on Second Page.)
The American Board of Foreign Missions Is alarmed for the safety of its people at Harpoot. Letters and recent
cablegrams describing tho attempt to burn the building and indicating that the fanaticism of the inhabitants was al
most beyond control have caused an appeal to be made to President Roosevelt to take measures to protect the mis
AGREE TD STR
, Go Out Today,
UNIONS AT FIRST OPPOSE
Finally Brought to View's, of
MAY TIE UP ORGANIZED LABOR
Sympathetic Movement Will Be
Urged by the Representatives to
Their Unions Company Says
Service "Will Not Be Impaired.
SEATTLE, Sept 9. At 1 o'clock this
(Wednesday) morning the Street Railway
Men's Union declared In. favor of striking.
None of the members of the union will
take out cars of the Seattle Electric Com
The question was bitterly fought at a
meeting which began at 7:30 last night,
attended by the advisory board, consisting
of representatives of all the other unions
of the city. The majority of these repre
sentatives opposed the strike, and after
long debate the question was passed up
to the executive committee of the street
car men. This committee declared for
The representatives of .the other unions
thereupon agreed to report tlje action of
the street-car men formally to each union,
with the recommendation that each of
these unions go on strike in sympathy
when called upon by the street-car men."
Thet company anticipates little difficulty
in maintaining its service with the sup
port of the new Trainmen's Union and
about 200 nonunion men.
RUNAWAY AT A FUNERAL
Nine People Are Injured by the
Overturning: of a Carriage.
DENVER, Sept 8. Frightened by the
flapping of the black trimmings on the
hearse at a funeral, In Valverde today,
the team attached to the next carriage in
line ran away, the carriage was over
turned and nine persons, four of them
children, were injured. Those most serius
ly Injured are:
Mrs. Ora Sedbrook. nose broken and
face and head bruised; Mrs. Ellen Sed
brook, badly bruised about body Mrs. B.
T. Sedbrook, scratched and bruised; Alice
Sedbrook, aged 9 years, badly bruised; D.
W. White, driver, both knees dislocated
and one leg fractured.
, Three infants were so shielded by their
mothers, who were holding them, that
they escaped with slight bruises.
AGAIN ON NATIVE HEATH
Santos-Dumont Is Given a Very
Cordial Welcome by Brazil.
NEW YORK, SeptS.-Santos-Dumont,
the aeronaut, has arrived here from
France, says a Herald dispatch from Rio
Janeiro. He Is visiting his native coun
try in order to recover his health. A
long procession of carriages containing
representatives of state and municipal
authorities and all the scientific literary
societies was drawn up alongside the
quay, and the inventor was escorted
through the streets by an Immense crowd.
MAY CLASH WITH INDIANS
Prospectors and Settlers Are Rush
ing to Reservation Too Soon.
DENVER, Sept. S. The officers of the
Department of Colorado are very anxious
regarding the situation in the Uintah In
dian reservation. Owing to stories of hid
den mineral wealth In the reservation, a
number of prospectors and settlers have
gone there. The Indians resented their
AT HARPOOT THREATENED
presence, as the reservation Is not to be
thrown open for a year yet
The Indian agent applied to General
Baldwin for troops, and li men under a
Lieutenant were ordered from Fort Wash
akie. The distance is over 200 miles, and
there are no railroads, The soldiers are
now .on the way, and nothing has been
heard from them since they started.
HIS FIRST OFFICIAL NOTE
Pope Pins Names Cardinals to Serve
on Notable Commission.
ROME, Sept S. It has been announced
that Plus X would publish today his first
encyclical addressed to the Catholic
hierarchy and people throughout the
world, but this was incorrect The pontiff
published today his first official document,
consisting of a letter addressed to Car
dinals Van Nuttelll, Rampolla, Ferrata
and Vlvesy Tuto, confirming their appoint
ment by Pope Leo as a commission to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
dogma of the Immaculate conception.
The letter, which is very brief. Is fol
lowed by a prayer to the Virgin Mary,
which will' acquire importance as being
the first to bear the signature of Plus X.
POPE'S SISTERS SEE ROME.
City Is a Disappointment to Them
So Far as Beauty Is Concerned.
ROME, Sept 8. The three sisters of
Pope Plux X who lived with him in
Venice, and who arrived here yesterday,
have not found in Rome quite what they
expected. Not that they had any for
mulated desires, but the sisters thought
they could not fall to be certain of re
suming their intimate relations with the
Pontiff, while to their unaccustomed eyes
all Is formality.
They shrunk from the curious glances
cast at them this morning when they
went all over Rome. The sisters, how
ever, could see no beauty In the ruins,
having scarcely heard of them. What
they liked best were the electric street
cars and the new wide streets, so differ
ent from the narrow lanes of Venice.
In the convent where the Pope's sisters
are stopping they are treated with great
respect and attention, having their meals
served in their own dining-room and not
being allowed to do anything for them
selves. Speaking of the Vatican, one of the sis
ters said: "How big it is. Beppl should
not feel he is a prisoner. But how he can
be bothered with all these soldiers and of
ficials we cannot see."
The permanent apartment near the San
Angelo bridge will be ready shortly.
NEW WAR ON UNIONS.
Builders Will Employ No Mam Who
Will Strike in Sympathy.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept S. The advisory
board of the Master Builders' Association
today fixed January 1, 1904, as the date on
which systematic warfare, by means of
lockouts, on sympathetic strikes, will be
gin. The association represents practical
ly all the builders and subcontractors In
the city. Tonight the board sent out a
circular letter, which contains the follow
ing resolution adopted by the board:
"On and after a time to be fixed at the
discretion of the advisory board of
Master Builders' Association, no working
man shall be employed "on any of our
buildings in Philadelphia unless he is
willing to agree not to engage in any sys
tematic st5ke and to arbitrate any dif
ference that may arise, work to continue
FEAR SURGEON'S KNIFE.
Wife of a Prominent Chicago Man
Sends a Bullet Into Her Brain.
CHICAGO, Sept 8. Mrs. Helen Worth
Ington Purlnton, wife of Colonel Holman
Greene Purlnton, prominent in Masonic
and National Guard circles, committed
suicide last night at her home by shoot
lng herself in the mouth. Despondency
over continued ill health, coupled with
the dread of a dangerous surgical opera
tion, which her physicians had told her
was Inevitable, Is thought to have been
the cause of her act. The weapon with
which she took her life, aheavy Army
revolver of 3S-callber, was a wedding
present given her by her husband's Knight
Templar comrades on the eve of her de
parture for the Philippines with Colonel
Purlnton three years ago.
Red Men In Convention.
NEW YORK, Sept 8. The annual con
vention of the order of Red Men opened
today in Brooklyn. Delegates from all
over the United States, including San
Francisco, are present. The United Order
of Red Men is a German organization and
It is not connected with the Improved Or
der of Red Men.
Refuses Rioters a New Trial.
DANVILLE, 111., Sept. S.-Judge Thomp
son today refused a new trial to the con
victed rioters and sentenced them to the
Chester Penitentiary, except Bessie Arm
strong, who was sent to Jolict. They will
be taken to prison tomorrow.
BY TURKISH FANATICS
San Francisco's Trade
PORTLAND WILL PROFIT
Indian School Supplies to Be
Bought in Best Market.
ROOSEVELT SETTLES HATTER
He Refuses to Rescind the Orders
of Secretary Hitchcock: and Com
missioner Jones at Request
HOW TlIE CHANGE CAME
By raising a great hue and cry over
the letting of a sugar contract for tho
Indian service to an Eastern firm. San
Francisco has killed the goose that laid
tho golden egg. Investigation showed
that for years It had been receiving
unreasonable prices for goods supplied
the service, and Commissioner Jones
promptly set about to remedy this state
The change means much to Portland
in that it will largely supply the Indian
schools and agencies of the Northwest
a trade heretofore exclusively going
to San Francisco.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept 8. President Roosevelt has
declined to interfere with the policy laid
down by Secretary Hitchcock and Com
missioner Jones hereafter to govern the
purchase of supplies for the Indian ser
vice, and when ex-Representative Kahn,
of California, appealed from the decision
of the Secretary, and asked for liberal
recognition of San Francisco, he was told
to adjust his differences with the Secre
tary and the Commissioner. In other
words, the President refused to authorize
the Interior Department to further allow
San Francisco merchants a monopoly on
the Indian business, or to sanction the
payment to them of prices way above
what they could be obtained for In Fort-
land and Los Angeles.
The President told Mr. Kahn he had:
confidence In Secretary Hitchcock as well
as In Commissioner Jones, and inasmuch
as these officers are determined hereafter
to make Indian purchases on the best
terms obtainable, he would not interfere.
If Portland and Los Angeles underbid
San Francisco, the merchants of the latter
city must take the consequences.
The President's refusal to take the side
of San Francisco is construed as being
equivalent to his sanction of the plan re
cently outlined by Commissioner Jones;
under which Portland will largely supply
Indian Schools and agencies of the North
west, while Los Angeles will corral much
of the Southwestern trade.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
The Balkan Situation.
Turks slay Christians at Beirut and panic
reigns for a time. Pace 1.
Turkey ascribes trouble to the presence of
the American fleet. Pago 1.
Admiral Cotton, If necessary, will land marines
to protect Americans. Page 1.
Turks fire forests to drive out 150,000 Bul
garians. Page 1.
Macedonians threaten the life of British Con
sul or American missionary at Constanti
nople. Page 2.
Roosevelt turns San Francisco down In lt3
attempt to continue monopoly on Indian
service trade. . Page 1.
Colombia defeated the canal treaty because the
boodle fund was too small. Page 2.
Seven moro Indictments In the postal cases.
Grandstand at Leavenworth, Kan., collapsed
and 25 people In Crowd of 1500 are injured.
American Mining Congress opens at Dead
wood, S. D., and Is addressed by Secretary
Shaw. Page 2.
Farmers meet at Chicago and formulate plans
for $100,000,000 trust to control markets.
President Roosevelt returns to Oyster Bay
and resumes work. Page 3.
J. J. Butler fatally stabs Frank Mulkey at
Junction City in self-defense. Page 4.
Ex-SherlfC A. J. McKlnnon is killed by A.
Jerraud, Insane escape, in California. Page 5;
Mrs. Tromley Is arrested at Hlllsboro; houso
mysteriously burns and mortgaged property
had been removed. Page 4.
Bishop O'Reilly makes strong speech on the
education of Catholic youth. Page 5.
Commercial and Murine.
Oregon weekly crop report. Page 13.
"Wheat at Chicago closes lower. Page 13.
Dullness characterizes New York stock market
San Francisco produce quotations. Pago 13.
Fine showing made by dredge Columbia.
Regulator Line fences in Lyle water-front
Steamer Eva coming for another lumber cargo.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Sacramento
8. Portland 2; Seattle 5, Oakland 3; San
Francisco 10. Los Angeles 1. Page 12.
Spokane defeats Salt Lake, 5-3. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
New Lewis and Clark subscriptions reacn
$0630. Page 8.
Merchants rush to get carnival bootns. Pago
Board of Trade Indorses project to bring train
load of newspaper writers "West. Page 10.
Formal charge ot corruption against Special
Officer Roberts is tiled with Mayor. Pago
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and other
Federal officials arrive in Portland. Page 14,