Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 19, 1903, Image 1

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'The Great Novelty Melodrama,"
PRICES, 15c, 25c,
Chauncey Oleott, the Actor, and Mrs.
Molincnx Expected to Wed.
ST. PAUL, Sept IS. (Special.) Chaun
cey Oleott, the actor,sand Mrs. Mollneaux,
who recently secured a divorce In South
Dakota, will he man and -wife before the
enow files, If the statements of officials of
the Bell Telephone Company In the St
Paul district haVe any basis. The actor Is
playing In Minneapolis and, according to
the stories being told, he and Mrs. Molln
eux, who Is now In New York, hold dally
communication over the long-distance tele
phones and endearing messages are con
stantly being transmitted over the wires.
It :3 asserted by the telephone officials
and operators who have heard the tender
v.-onls spoken that Oleott is said to have a
wifa living and, so far as known, no di
vorce proceedings have as yet been filed.
Dull Trade Causes Collieries to Close
SHAMOKIN. Pa.. Sept IS. The Came
ron and Luke Fiddler collieries., employing
25W men and boys, closed down indefinitely
v on account of the dull coal trade.
Without a Rival
Rooms, $1.00 to $3.00 Per Sax
According to Location.
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Front and Morrison Streets,
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C (O per day Sample rooms In conntctloo, .
- lAArsJ Front and
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new quarters, First and Oak Streets.
Next -week, commencing: Sunday night,
return or
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A beautful society play, and Nat C.
35c, 40c, 50c.
Skipper of the Columbia Will Break
the Upton Boat Up.
NEW YORK, Sept 18. Captain Miller,
who was skipper of the yacht Columbia
during the Summer, and Captain Barr's
assistant on the Reliance during the cup
races. It is stated, in connection with re
ports from Chicago, has bought from Sir
Thomas Lipton the old cup challenger
Shamrock II. The price ald for the hull
was not known, but it is believed that it
was not (ar from ?7000. The yacht has
beBn on the shore at Erie Basin for nearly
two years, and while being protected from
weather as far as practicable, has be
come less and less valuable by corrosion.
The purchasers will break her up for thn
value of the material.
Students Burn Teacher in EfUgry.
LA CROSSE, Wis.. Sept. IS. A large
crowjLof students of the local high school
gathered on the campus and burned In
effigy Principal Hemmlnway, because
some of them had been, refused permission
to play on the football team this season.
Ministers Turned Down
by Mayor.
City Executive Will Not
Change Policy of Fines,
Mayor Denounces the Clergyman's
Open Letter ns an Infamous Oat
rngrej and an Insult to Him
and Uls Family.
The Ministerial Association has
discovered where the Mayor stands
on the gambling question.
Mayor Williams flatly refuses to
encourage the Ministerial Association
In Its efforts to suppress gambling.
He takes the position that if the
gamblers did not secure Immunity by
paying monthly fines, they would se
cure, It by corrupting city officials.
"While Mayor Williams is not alto
gether satisfied that his present pol
icy Is the best course, he is deter
mined to give It a careful trial.
"I .am not responsible for Its In
auguration," ho -says, "but I am re
sponsible for acquiescing In it at
present." -
The Association .will now endeavor
to arouse public sentiment on the
matter to such an extent that the
city administration will have to bow
to It.
If the Ministerial Association is to stop
gambling in Portland, it must do it with
out the aid of the city administration. To
a committee of five ministers who called
upon him yesterday, Mayor Williams stat
ecL emphatically that he would not change
his present policy of permitting the games
to run providing that they paid a month
ly fine into the city treasury.
"But that is practically licensing gam"
bllng," said the committee.
"Precisely," said the Mayor In effect.
"We need the money."
To use Mayor Williams' own words, the
interview was protracted and exciting.
The excitement was occasioned by the
Mayor reading to Dr. Edgar P. Hill an
extract . from the open letter which Dr.
Hill wrote him recently, and which was
published in The Oregonian. The extract
You say thai gamblers are so persistent that
it is hopeless' to attempt to destroy the evil.
Since when, I ask, has persistency on the
part of evil given it exemption from the hand
cf the law? Suppose a lustful man were to
persist in his fiendish attempt to 'violate the
honor of a member of your household, would
you, after trying to foil bim for a time, say.
"Well, I am entirely opposed to your foul de
signs, but because you are so persistent I will
withdraw my opposition?"
"It Was an Infamous Outrajje."
"No pure-minded man;" cried Mayor
Williams, as he turned on Dr. Hill, "would
have -written such a statement It was an
infamous outrage. It was an Insult to me
and to my family. There were a thousand
other Illustrations that you could have
used to point your moral."
Dr. Hill explained that he did not dream
of making any personal application of the
parallel, and said he did not think that
any person could take legitimate offense
at it .
"I have no apology to make," he con
After thoroughly convincing 'themselves
that Mayor Williams "would not agree to
change his present policy toward gam
bling, the committee rose to leave, and
while doing so expressed their disappoint
ment at the Mayor's attitude.
"The world Is full of disappointments,"
said His Honor, and the Interview was
closed. But not the battle.
"Just what our course will be In the
future," said Dr. E. L. House yesterday,
"has not fully been decided."
Dr. House is chairman of the commit
tee, and some days ago had an interview
with the Mayor, with similar results. The
second visit was made in deference to a
wish expressed at the association's last
meeting that a body of ministers call on
the Mayor, to demonstrate beyond any
doubt that they were acting as an asso
elation and not as Individuals.
Seek to Arouse Public Sentiment.
The association has no intention of leav
lng the matter as It stands. It is prob
able that their action will not be along
legal lines, where tedious and exasperat
lng difficulties can be discerned by any
prophet of average ability. Instead, the
ministers, aided possibly by the secular
organization known as the Municipal As
sociation, will work to arouse public sen
timent and then to secure an expression
so overwhelmingly hostile to open gam
bllng that the city administration will be
forced to recognize and bow to It. The
idea of a mass meeting, which has al
ready been suggested, and finally decided
against may be resuscitated and acted
The accounts of the Interview as gleaned
from the members of the committee. Dr.
E. Lt House, Dr. E. P. Hill. Rev. J. R. T.
Lathrop, Rev. H. -J. Talbott and Rev.
Albyn Esson, coincide with an authori
tative statement obtained last night from
Mayor Williams, who, In order to prevent
all misquotation or Inaccuracy, detailed
his replies to the ministers, after having
listened to the somewhat less complete
account vouchsafed by the committee to
The Oregonian.
Mayor Tells of the Interview.
"I had an Interview with a committee
of ministers," said Mayor Williams. "I
understand that The Oregonian has a re
port of it In answer to its request that
I make a statement as to what took place.
I will say that I cannot, of course, state
any considerable part of the conversation,
as the interview was protracted and ex
"However, I told the reverend gentlemen
that so far as tho government of the
city was concerned, the administration
was wholly responsible, and that I did not
think lt was the province of tho clergy
to take charge of lt I said I did not
think the course they were pursuing would
either promote the cause of religion or aid
to build up their churches.
I said to the ministers I was not re
sponsible for the Inauguration of the pres
ent system of controlling gambling, but I
was responsible for acquiescing in it, and
that I was fully determined to give tfie
experiment a full and fair trial and that
for the present there would be no change
in the administration policy.
I told them that I would not tell them
or any living man except the Chief of
Police, what, my policy would be invtho
future, and that my policy would be con
trolled largely by circumstances as they
"Xo Official Corruption Now."
I stated the well-known fact that the
municipal government of Portland had
been for many years infused with corrup-
tion;- that I considered municipal corrup
tion one -of the crying evils of the day,
and that I was determined at all haz
ards to have an honest government in
this city, and that I had it and that there
was no official corruption in this city at
this time.
'I told these ministers that before I had
any practical knowledge of municipal
government I had entertained views simi
lar to theirs, but I said that experience
had to some extent modified my views.
and that in the words of Grover Cleve
land, we were confronted by a condition,
not a theory.
'I told them that I had made an honest
and determined effort for six or eight
months immediately after I came Into
office to suppress gambling; that the ef
fort was a failure; It's only result was
to drive gambling behind closed doors.
and to degenerate square games into a
system of , robbing. I told them I had
had many men arrested and that every
one of them was acquitted and not a
single conviction was obtained.
"I stated that the question was only a
choice of evils, simply a question of
whether It were better to have a corrupted
system of city government with the gam
blers' 'money going to corrupted officials.
or a system under which the gamblers
should pay their money into the city
"City In Need of Money."
"I stated that our city was In need
of great Improvement, - that we needed
(Concluded on 'Pago C.)
The Balkan Situation.
Turks baked children to death in an oven and
slay women to avenge one death at hands
of rebels. Page 1.
Record of the massacres in Macedonia. Page 1.
Britain, France and Italy tell Turkey massa
cres in Macedonia must cease. Page 1.
Resignation of Secretary Chamberlain agitates
all Britain; Cabinet crisis Is not yet passed
Page 2.
Emperor''Wllllam visits Vienna and is warmly
greeted, by the Emperor. Page 2. ,
Russia desires a loan to develop commercial
enterprises In Far East. Page 2. W
Irrigation congress elects El Paso over Boise
for 1004 meeting, so lt can come to Port'
land in 1005. Pace 1.
Roosevelt proposes a toast to Sir Thomas
Lipton at Sawanhaka Yacht Club dinner.
and-it is drunk wUh much spirit Page 3,
gLster of Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson returns
diamond brooch sent her by Grand Duke
Michael of Russia. Page 2.
Evansvllle. Ind., detective shoots two police of
ficers and Councilman to satisfy old feud,
then ends his own life. Page 3.
Attorney-General Is busily engage preparing
his argument In merger case. Page 3.
Superintendent Lynch, at Yakima Indian
school, Is almost sure to be ousted. Page 3.
Campaign button showing Roosevelt and
Booker T. "Washington" dining together
makes Its appearance. Page 2.
John H. Clark, Democratic candidate for Sen
ator in Ohio, challenges Senator Hanna to
meet him in Joint debate. Page 2.
Manager of R. C. Kerens. Republican nominee
for Senator in Missouri, denies he used
money to control caucus. Page 2.
Pittsburg and Boston, winners in National
and American Leagues, will play for cham
pionship of the world. Page C.
Police have to protect Umpire Colgan at Spo
kane. Page C.
Vision wins the principal event at the Salem
Fair races. Page 7.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Seattle fi, Port
land 3; San Francisco 5; Sacramento 4;
- Oakland 5, Los Angeles 1. Page &
Scores of Pacific National League: Seattle 5,
Salt Lake 4; Spokane 7; Butte 7. Page C
PaclAc Const.
Telegram received at La Grande land ofllce
would indicate that Register Bartlctt is dis
missed: Barlett denies it. Page 3".
Cheney Normal teacher recovers damages for
breach of contract on part of institution,
Page 4.
Awards made to owners of fancy livestock at
State Fair. Pago 4.
B. J. Fengra, pioneer, politician and railroad
promoter, passes away at ripe age. Page 4.
Frederick Marriott given $10,760 damages from
Thomas Williams, Jr., at San Francisco;
Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Steady growth of Portland's flour export trade.
rage 15
Wheat weak and lower at Chicago. Pago 15.
Slump in industrial stocks " at New York.
Page 15.
San Francisco produc6 quotations. Page 15.
First reports of crop damage exaggerated
Page 15.
Regulator Line makes another cut In rates.
Pago 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor Williams refuses request of Ministerial
Atsoclation to stop gambling. Page 1.
Jin Fung Impersonates the wrong Chinaman
and will be deported. Page 11.
Portland woman Is victim of letter-writing
swindle. Page 14.
Sellwood people move for a park. Page 12.
Directors of Lewis and Clark Fair adopt rules
for exhibitors. Page 12.
Mrs. Nlcolal's side of. the Davis casei told In
court. Pa'ge 12.
Suit besun to test validity of new tax law.
Page. 11.
Contract for flreboat let. but loslns.hld2er
enters protest.- Page 10.
Colonel Kahlo comes to 'organize branch of
National Manufacturers" Association in
Portland. Page 11.
Pi EG N N ill
Irrigationists Go to El
Paso in 1904
Desire of Delegates to See
Portland Its Waterloo,
Fight on Land Laws Ends by De
mand for Modification -Webfoot
State Is Awarded Gold Med
als on All Its Exhibits.
Oregon captured gold medals in
everything lt competed for at the
Irrigation Congress. Following are
the awards:
Apples Joseph A. Wilson, Hood
River. Mr. Wilson also received a
cash prize of $50.
Pears Klesel-Shllllng-Danilson
son Fruit Company, of Ontario.
Plums A. L Dale, Union.
Prunes Shields Fruit Company,.
A. I. Dale, of Union, was awarded
the gold medal and $50 for the best
commercially packed fruit
C. W. Mallett of Ontario, was
awarded the second prize for honey.
OGDEN, Sept IS. (Special.) While
Portland did not secure the National Ir
rigation Pongress for 1904, and saw Boise,
its choice, defeated-by. El Paso, yet we se
cured pledges from Texas, Minnesota,
Idaho and Washington that they will vote
for Portland for the convention in 1905. '
The Texas delegation was for a time in
censed at Oregon because her vote was
cast for Boise when they had been led to
think Oregon would cast at least ten votes
for sKl Paso. When it was explained to
the Texas men that Oregon adopted the
unit rule, and that Boise secured Oregon's
vote by the bare majority of one of the
entire delegation, they said they would
stand by Oregon for 1903, provided Oregon
sent a delegation of energetic men to El
Paso next year. The support of the local
delegation Is a big thing. It was Utah's
support that captured the congress for
El Paso today. "
At the caucus of the Oregon delegation
this morning the Eastern Oregon delegates
all voted for El Paso in the interest of
Portland for 1906, contending that to send
the convention to Boise in 1904 would mili
tate against Portland In 1905, for the rea
son It would be next to Impossible to have
the convention meet In the Northwest two
years in succession. Trie Portland and
Western Oregon delegates all voted In
favor of Boise, giving- that city Oregon's
vote by one majority.
The Oregon delegation today distributed
a large amount of Lewis and Clark litera
ture, and the resolution adopted contained
a very hearty indorsement for a large
Congressional appropriation for the 1905
The Oregon delegation voted a resolution
of thanks for the bundle of Oregonlans
received dally while In Ogden. A portion
of the delegation went to Salt Lake to
night and the others will start home to
Vote Is for Modification Instead of
Repeal of Three Acts.
OGDEN, Sept IS. The 11th National Ir
rigation Congress came to an end Iato this
afternoon. It re-elected Senator W. A
Clark, of Montana, president; and decided
to hold the congress of 1904 In El Paso, and
adopted a, platform which requested Con
gress to make needed modifications of the
existing land, laws. In order that specu
lation and monopoly of the public domain
be prevented.
The greatflght of the congress came up
this afternoon, when the report of the
committee on resolutions was made. Over
the adoption or rejection of the clauses
of the majority report requesting that
Congress repeal the desert land act the
Umber and stone act and the commuta
tion clause of the homestead act, occurred
a debate of four hours' duration, exceed
ingly bitter at times, and participated in
by some "of the most prominent men in
the work .of Irrigation.
The opposition was led by ex-Senator
Carey, of Wyoming; Congressman Mon
dell, .of Wyoming, and ex-Congressman
Shafroth, .of Colorado, and when a sub
stitute for these, provisions of the minor
ity report was offered by Congressman
Needham, of California, simply request
lng Congress to modify the land laws, the
whole strength of the opposition was
thrown in its favor. V.
Opposition Regard Vote a Victory.
The result Is regarded by them as a
decided victory, in that the congress did
not como out in direct opposition, to the
laws they so strongly defended. The de
bate rwas prolonged until evening, and al
though a number of interesting papers
were .o, have been presented by bureau
chiefs of the Department of Agriculture,
the congress, tired out by the long and at
times acrimonious discussion, adjourned
without listening to them.
The speeches not delivered were those of
Tarleton H. Bean, A. L. Fellows, Morris
Blen, Cyrus C. Babb, John Whistler. O.
V. P. Stout, J. G Haney, F. H. Branden-
bury, John A. .Wldtsoe and Dr. Richard
Ely. They were ordered printed in tfie
official proceedings. '
The addresses of the day were by Glf-
ford Pinchot Chief Fsres'ter, on forest re
serves; "Forest and Water Supply," by
F.' H. Newell, Chief Engineer of the Unit
ed States, and "Forest Reservations In
Utah," by A. F. Potter, Government for
estry expert.
Portland Favored in 1005.
El Paso won out in its picturesque fight
for next year's congress on the first buU
lot. There was a desperate ellort made
by the Northwestern States to bring the
honor to B6ise, but lt was -unsuccessful,
and but one ballot was necessary- It wa3
apparent that the desire to go to Portland,
Or., in 1905 had much to do with thts
action In giving the honor for 1904 to the
Sduthwcst ,
Long speeches were cut off by a time
limit of five minutes put on nominating
speeches. Boise, St Joseph, Mo., St. Louis
and El Paso were named and seconded.
The roll was then called. The ballot re
sulted: El Paso 205, Boise 14. St Joseph 8.
. The Boise delegation moved to make the
nomination of El Paso unanimous, and lt
was carried with a roar of cheers.
The committee on permanent organlza
tloa then made Its report, recommending
the selection of officers as follows: Presl-
dent W. A. Clark, Montana; first vice
president, L. W,. Shurtllff, Utah; second
vice-president. W. C. Johnston. Denver;
third vice-president, John Hall, Texas;
secretary, H. B. Maxson, Reno, New, and
the following state vice-presidents:
Arizona, B. A. Fowler; California, C.
A. Booth; Colorado, Gilbert McClurg; Ida-
hoi F. R. Reed; Illinois, F. C. Tapping;
Iowa, H. C. Wallace; Kansas, C. A.
Schneider; Minnesota, Thomas Shaw; Mis
souri, J. W. Gregory; Montana, Herbert
Strain; New Mexico, G. A. Richardson ;
North Dakota, D. E. Wlllard; Oregon, M.
A. Moody; Pennsylvania, J. W. LIghtner;
South Dakota, Westley Stewart; Texas,
James A. Smith; Utah, Fred J. Klese,;
Washington, O. A. Fletcher; Wisconsin,
Clarke Gapen; Wyoming, Fennlmore
Chatterton. The report was adopted unan
The report of the committee on resolu
tions and platf6rm was then presented,
and tho delegates settled themselves for
the big fight of the congress. Majority
and minority reports were presented.
Reports on the Land Laws.
The majority report urged the Immediate
and' absolute repeal of the desert land act.
the commutation clause of the homestead
act, the timber and stone act, and the
lieu land provision of the forest reserve
act and the purchase or condemnation of
private lands within forest reservations,
It urged the extension of the forest re
serve act and that the forest work be con
centrated In the hands of the Bureau of
Forestry of the Agricultural Department
The report urged the conservation of the
flood waters of the Columbia, Sacramento,
Colorado, Rio Grande, Arkansas and Mis
(Concluded on Page Five.)
Turks Throw Children
Into an Oven.
One Death at the Hands of the
Rebels Costs 200 Lives.
Great Britain, France and Italy Not
ify Turkey That the Massacres
Mnst Cease BnlRnrla Hopes
Var "W1H Be Averted.
Here Is the appalling record of
massacres ordered by the Sultan:
, Number slain.
Smerdesch. May 21 150
Salda. Algeria, Juno 2 00
Monastlr, August 23 450
Balonlca. August 24, Bulga
rians 300
Salonlca. August 24. Greeks.. 60
Salonlca. August 24, Vlachs. . 30
Sofla, Bulgaria, August 23.... G.10
Sofla. Bulgaria, August 30.... 050
Sofia, Bulgaria, September 1,
men ISO
Sofia, Bulgaria, September 1.
men and women 200
Sofia, Bulgaria, September S,
Bulgarians 05,000
Sofia. Bulgaria. September 12,
general report 60,000
Kastorla, September 15. 10,000
The names of towns Indicate from
whence reports reached America:
Killed by disease and priva
tion, women and children. . . 50,000
Villages plundered and burned 111
Recent separate Bulgarian
Government reports of mas-
sacre; murder. and rapine..
Men, women and children
driven into other districts..
Cast Into prison 2,800
Shot and burned In Smerdesch 200
Bouses burned in Smerdesch. 250
Houses bu?ned in Salonlca
August 24
Sofla. Bulgaria, report at
gust 23, towns burngJp
Turkish troops engaged in
murdering and pillaging 200,000
LONDON, Sept 19. As a result of the
Intervention of the British Ambassador,
the decree of expulsion has not been en
forced against the Dally Mall's corre
spondent at Monastlr, who, under the date
of September 16, telegraphed:
"A veritable reign of terror exists here.
Suspected Christians vanish utterly, pre
sumably to prison. Spies abound on every
hand. The following are somo tales of
atrocities which I have thoroughly au
thenticated. Tho Turks burned 18 children
to death in a baking oven at Blsoler, near
Armotzoa, on September 12. They mas
sacred 201 women and children at Jovan
In revenge for a death at the hands of
the Insurgents. Fifty women and children
returning from tho mountains to their
devastated homes were murdered by sol
diers. Between September 10 and Septem
ber 12 the Bashl Bazouks destroyed four
villages near Krushevo, In tho presence of
Kaimkal (administrator) of Krushevo,
massacrelng and mutilating the Inhabi
tants." The Dally Mall3 Constantinople corre
spondent says the -Porte Is dissatisfied
with Bulgaria's assurance to France that
the mobilization of Bulgarian forces la
only intended to prevent bands from pass
ing the frontier, and a high military com
mission is now sitting In the Ylldlz Kiosk,
considering a plan for the invasion of
Eastern Roumella.
A dispatch from Salakov to the Times,
dated September 18, says tho number of
Macedonian emigrants and refugees along
the frontier Is dally increasing, and lt i3
calculated that there are now 20,000 in the
various towns, villages and border dis
tricts from Burgas to Kostendln, all eag
erly looking forward to the day of reck
oning of the Turks. Many are compelled
to remain Inactive through the insuffi
cient supply of arms and ammunition. The
committees find difficulty in keeping pace
with the demand for rifles, as the weapons
are urrivlng slowly and irregularly, owing
to the various obstacles encountered in
According to Information received by the
American College here, adds the corre
spondent, 3000 refugees from across the
frontier of the Adrlanople vilayet are now
in Burgassand, the neighboring village.
All are destitute, and relief is urgently,
needed. They bring terrible stories of
rapine and devastation, and report that
no foreigner, oilicial or unofficial, Is al
lowed to make Independent Investigation
or go anywhere out of sight of the Turk
ish forces.
Britain, France and Italy Tell Tur
key the Massacre Most Cease.
SOFIA, Sept. IS. A distinctly opti
mistic tone now pervades government and
diplomatic circles here, and hopes are
again expressed that war may after all
be averted.
From London and Constantinople en
couraging news has been received. From
London," lt Is reported that the British
fleet will send a fleet to Turkish watera
while reports from Constantinople state
that Great Britain, France and Italy have
Intervened to prevent the continuance of
the massacres in Macedonia. It Is said
that yesterday the representatives of these
powers notified the Sultan of their dissat-
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