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VOL. XLIII. NO. 13,347.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, ,1903.
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Valuable Horses Burned.
SEATTLE - "Wash., Sept. 20. Twenty-
four horses were destroyed In a fire which
! consumed Conway Bros, stables at an
early hour this mornirffc. The loss will
exceed $10,000. Among' the animals burned
were Harry S., with a pacing record of
2:15, owned by James Conway, and two
fine stallions owned by John McCormack,
and valued at $1500 each.
Only three of the horses killed were
I owned by Conway Bros., the others being
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Crushed While Asleep.
POTTSVTLLE. Pa.. Sept. 0. Two men
were instantly killed In a freight wreck on
the Monongahela Railroad at Bridgeport
today. They are:
SAMUEL MILLER, flagman, of TJnlontown,
crushed la caboose.
"WILLIAM GATELT, brakeman, of Mahon
lngton, caucht In caboose and crusfted.
Both men, It is supposed, were asleep in
the caboose while the engine was taking
water and the blame for the' accident
probably rests with them, as no flagman
was out to warn other trains.
Amusing Aspects of
WILSON STILL IN FIGHT
Senatorial Contest in Wash
ington More Lively,
PRESTON MEN HOLD ALOOF
Seattle Afrain Betrays Desire to Con
trol the State Points of Strength
and Weakness in IVevr
. SEATTLE, Sept. 20. (Special.) There
are incidents connected with the develop
ment of the candidacy of Sam Biles for
United States Senator that pertain to the
nature of farce-comedy. There are others
which manifest a lack of appreciation- of
political policy, and still more which Indi
cate some persons have played the game
with careful attention to the points.
To understand the farcical side of the
story, picture a man announcing the fact
that he Intended to mako the fight for
Senator and then hurrying East. After
he is gone, a group of business men gather
at a dinner and decide the affair must be
given tone. Whereupon a petition is pre
pared, asking the candidate to do that
which he has already done. Immediately
the .candidate bows to the will of the peti
tioners and permits himself to be brought
Armed with the correspondence that re
veals a business men's committee self
conscious and eager and a candidate com
placent, a select committee waits upon
another candidate who is reputed to have
substantial following in the Senatorial
contest. He is asked to approve the Idea
of publishing the story of the interchange
of letters and announces that he sees no
reason why the world should not know of
the circumstance. Incidentally, he adds
that he believes the policy followed by
the business men was not indicative of
tate in political affairs, and reaffirms his
belie in the advantage accruing to King
Conty from the election of a Senator
from that district.
Samuel H. Piles and John li. Wilson are
in the Senatorial fight in King County.
That much Is made apparent In the devel
opments of the past few days. The by
play in which the correspondence between
"business men" and Piles figures does not
change the situation, though it does give
excuse for levity.
Wilson's reply to the committee that he
believed the method adopted was not ap
propriate, and even harmful, shows he
has decided opinions as to the manner In
which King County should choose a Sena
torial candidate. He has also a shrewd
notion that politics is not done according
to the rules laid down in the handy letter
writer. Wilson Still a Candidate.
In all of Wilson's position the fact that
he reserves to hlmseTFIhe right to pass
upon his own political future is readily
apparent. It is also evident that Wilson
believes the Republican county convention
should choose between the Senatorial as
pirants. If the county convention does
not explicitly declare in favor of one
man, he shows that the Legislative dele
gation should be selected with the view
of passing judgment for Itself.
Politicians would not have expected any
thing else from Wilson. The petition was
an ex parte showing, and there .was noth
ing in it that indicated King County's
preferences. Obviously, such men as
would favor Piles were invited to approve
his course; others were either Ignored or
the fact of their opposition concealed.
Upon such a showing, Wilson had no po
litical ground for taking any other posi
tion. There is a peculiarity about the petition
that -was sent in to Mr. Piles. It contains
a list of some 240 business men, but two
of whom have been active in politics.
These are John H. McGraw and J. M.
Frink, both of whom, by n peculiar coin
cidence, were in the vanguard of the Pres
ton support. But at the same time such
men as Robert Moran, A. B. Stewart,
Mose Gottsteln, Jacob Furth and a host
of others who went to the front in the
Preston campaign among the business In
terests hold aloof. Lowman & Hanford,
who were prominently Identified, as a
firm, with the Preston campaign, sign the
petition. But the showing does not indi
cate that there has been a change of sen
timent among the business men since last
Winter, when, instead of a railroad attor
ney, they lined up behind an anti-railroad
Nor do former Wilson supporters appear
in numbers in the Piles showing. To be
sure, John H. McGraw has shown at times
that he was friendly to Wilson, but dur
ing the last campaign McGraw was one
of the closest of friends to George Turner
and Governor Henry McBride. In the anti
railroad crusade Turner and McGraw
buried all their differences and the former
Executive lined up with the man now in
the Governor's chair. Now McGraw is
with a railroad attorney In his fight for
Senator. This does not indicate a weak
ening in the Wilson forces, but rather
shows that McGraw is consistently sup
porting a King County candidate.
Purely a Seattle Candidate.
To the rest of the state the Piles episode
shows a weakness. The feature dwell
upon most prominently is that King Coun
ty demands the election of a King County
man; not from the fact that such a man
la eminently qualified to represent tho
state, but because he Is a citizen of Seat
tle. The dominance of King County lias bepn
a question in Republican state politics for
several years. It was a factor when Leigh
S. J. Hunt, Frederick J. Grant and John
H. McGraw controlled state politics, and
it became an alarming factor in the cam
paign of 1S92, which, though it resulted In
the election of McGraw, really marked
the downfall of King County in Repub
lican politics. The strong King County
tone of the Preston movement was a
weakness, and the same mistake has been
repeated. It is an announcement to the
state that the battle Is to be fought on
the line of regaining King County's lead
ership, and that is not an announcement
that will be accepted kindly in the Jealous
northwest or the suspicious eastern part
of the slate, to say nothing of the south
west, which, under ordinary circum
stances. Is more closely related to Pierce
Possibly an explanation of many of the
features of the correspondence can be
found In the fact that no politician of
prominence Is on the petition. That Is, no
one who Is active In political affairs at
present has stepped to the front and urged
Piles to make the fight. The committee
claimed the petition as a business men's
movement, but "business men" rarely
dominate politics. Tho term "business
man" in political affairs means a trades
man, one who keeps out of political af
fairs, and who, if he enters a" contest,is
Where Piles Is Strong:.
It cannot be assumed that Piles is a
weak candidate, for he has many elements
of strength. He Is popular, he is a ready
debater, a strong speaker, an earnest
fighter and generally successful In politics.
But this chapter In tho story of his Sena
torial campaign does not lend anything
to his strenirth.
If the delegation that waited upon Wil
son expected him to step gracefully out
of the way and declare he was about to
enlist for-Piles' fight, it was disappointed.
If It merely wanted Piles' statement pub
lished, it accomplished nothing that could
not have been gained by other means. At
the same time, Wilson took a position
that preserves all of his rights and leaves
him in a position to contest for King
Among the Wilson supporters there has
been a feeling that Piles would not stay
in the race, and something to this effect
was anticipated from his return from the
East. In this they have been disappoint
ed. What Preston's friends may have
believed is unknown, for they are not
men of tho character to make public
statements at present. But it is hardly
reasonable to expect an avalanche of sup
port from-antl-rallroad men to a railroad
KILLED BY A POLO BALL.
YounR Swift Struck on Head, at First
Believed to Be Slightly Injured.
CHICAGO, Sept 20. Nathan Swift, ron
of Louis F. Swift, the packer, died today
from the effects of a blow on the temple
With a polo ball on Onwentsia Field dur
ing a game. The accident at first was
thought to be trifling. Mr. Swift was
playing in a contest In which his com
panions were Frederick McLaughlin, W.
W. Rathbone, Al Farwell, Sidney Love,
Walter Keith, R. R. McCormick and
Charles G. King.
The ball which struck Mr. Swift was
one that went in the air from the mallet
of Mr. Love. Mr. Swift did not appre
ciate his danger until too late, the glare
of the sun preventing him from following
the ball In its flight. When the ball hit
him he did not fall from his saddle, and
when his companions galloped to his aide
he was at first inclined to make light of
He was Induced to dismount, but walked
without aid from the Held. Arriving home
he complained of dizziness, and later went
into a delirium, which was followed by
The accident which resulted in Mr.
Swift's death occurred yesterday after
noon. During the night an operation was
performed to relieve a ruptured blood ves
sel near the base of the brain. The opera
tion seemed to give relief, but the effect
was only temporary. Three physicians
worked over him until the end.
Nathan Swift was born In Chicago in
1881. He was an enthusiastic athlete,
being especially fond of football and polo.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Democratic Senators will demand infonnatloa
on alleged favors shown the President by
railroads on recent tour. Page 1.
President Roosevelt says Government orders
take precedence over union rules. Page 1.
Federation of Labor at Chicago tenders free
advice- In 9000-word letter. Page 1.
Senator Cullom says the Democrats havo the
best Presidential candidate in Senator Gor
man. Page 3.
No graft was too small for A. W. Maphen from
tho Federal Postofflce. Page 2.
Sultan has withdrawn decrees forbidding mas
sacres Issued under fear of pressure by tho
powers. Pago 11.
Bulgaria says its note to tho powers was not
an ultimatum, but an appeal. Pago 11.
Ixvd Balfour of Burleigh, Secretary of Scot
land, resigns from British Cabinet. Pago 2.
Harriman -will run two largo" steamers out of
San Francisco in competition with Hill's
new fleet Page 1.
Chicago United Irish Societies declare that Ire
land must bo free. Page 2.
Large Emmet memorial meetings are held in
New York and Columbus, O. Page 2.
Nathan Swift, son of L. F. Swift, the million
aire packer, is killed at Chicago by a polo
ball. Page 1.
Sam Parks arrives at Kansas City to fight for
recognition by Bridge and Structural Iron
workers. Page 3. i
Awards made on sheep, goats and swine at the
State Fair. Page 4.
Son of S. P. Donkel Is arrested at Prlnevllle,
charged with murder of his father. Pago 4.
Football outlook at colleges and universities.
Pacific Coast League games: Seattle 10, Port
land 6; Sacramento 7-5, San Francisco, 5-0;
Los Angeles 2, Oakland 1. Page 5.
Pacific National League games: Spokane 0-5,
Butte 1-0; Seattlo 0. Salt Lake 2. Page 3.
Many fast horses arriving for races at Irving
ton. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Rev. Dr. Hill preaches a sermon at Mayor
"Williams. Page 12.
Movement to annex East Sldo suburbs to the
city. Page 10.
Field sports at Multnomah Club Carnival to
night. Page 8.
Need of early -action to secure Irrigation con
vention in 1D05 for Portland. Page 12.
Distinguished rabbi comes to conduct Jowlsb
New Tear services. Page 8.
Irishmen celebrate centenary of Bobert Em
met Page 10.
Multnomah Club has a grievance against Chief
Hunt Pago 10.
10 MS BILLS?
Want to Know.
PRESIDENT TRAVELS MUCH
Alleged That Railroads Settle
CHARGES PUBLISHED IN PAPERS
Resolutions "Will Be Introduced in
the Senate Demanding: Informa
tion an to the EzpenNC At
tendant o"n These Journeys.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. (Special.) It
is said that the Democrats in tho Senate
will introduce a resolution soon after
Congress convenes demanding Informa
tion about the alleged practice of Presi
dent Roosevelt in obtaining and using
special, trains and special cars from vari
ous railroads and paying nothfng for the
service. The resolution has been prepared
and awaits discussion by the Democrats
before it is put in final shape.
It recites the fact that the public press
of the country and particularly a portion
of the Republican press of the country,
has openly charged that the President
paid none of the expenses of his trip to
the Pacific Coast by special train, which
lasted 66 days and covered 22.000 miles at
an enormous cost, but that these expenses
of every, kind, Including wines, liquors
and food were paid by the railroads over
which the train ran.
Continuing, tho resolution calls attention
to the frequent trips of the President
since he succeeded Mr. McKInley, and
then demands information as to tho ex
pense of these trips.
The reason of the resolution is the dis
cussion aroused by the Pacific Coast trip.
It is stated in the preamble that it does
not seem creditable to the Democrats,
at least of the Senate, that the President
of the United States would accept com
pliment transportation and food and drink
and service from" the railroads and that
the Senate desires to know If its faith
in President Roosevelt in this particular
TJXIOXS CAXXOT DICTATE.
President Roosevelt Snys Govern
ment Rules Take Precedence.
WASHINGTON. Sept 4 20. (Special.)
Dispatches from Oyster Bay say Presi
dent Roosevelt has declared he will not
be dictated to or Intimidated by the
labor unions In the case of 'Bookbinder
Miller, now at work in the Government
Printing Office. The President has re
ceived a set of unfriendly resolutions
from the Central Labor Union of Wash
ington, and has sent to the secretary. of
the organization a formal reply, which
is "merely to the effect that he has re
ceived the communication. It is not
probable that the President will vouch
safe any further answer to the union,
but undoubtedly he will take some meas
ures soon to counteract tho effect of the
"It may be stated emphatically and al
most officially," says tho dispatch from
Oyster Bay, "that President Roosevelt
will not accede to the demand of the
union by ordering the dismissal of Miller.
The President Is a member of one of "tho
affiliated bodies, and is In thorough sym
pathy with all the legitimate aims of tho
man who toils. He will not and can
not, however, allow the unions, as he
SAYS GORMAN IS LOGICAL DEMOCRATIC
SENATOR SHELBY 3L CCIX03L
regards the question, to override the
laws and the rules of tho Government
departments simply because they are
unions and -have power at the polls.
"President Roosevelt announced to a
friend several weelis ago, when the Miller
case came up, rather than to accede to
such demands he would go down to de
feat. 'But I'll go down fighting for what
I think Is right,' he is quoted as say
ing." At Its meeting In this city next Monday
night the American Federation of Labor
is to consider the question raised by the
local labor unions against President
Individually, the officers of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and other mem
bers of the executive committeo have
given their Indorsement to the move
ment brought against the Administration
on account of its attitude toward organ
ized labor In connection with the print
ing office controversy. As a body, the
Federation has taken no part, and at
least one prominent officer has said that
the question must be met by the different
affiliated organizations according to the
majority of their members.
It is known, however, the resolutions
will be laid before the executive com
mittee, and will be discussed with a view
to giving advice to tho bookbinders,
which organization is conducting the po
litical war instituted against President
Federation Tenders President Advice
CHICAGO, Sept 20. President Roose
velt today was xotgd by the Chicago
Federation of Labor a 9000-word letter of
advice. In which fault is found with the
President's attitude on the question of
open' shops. Tee letter was prompted by
the decision of President Roosevelt in tho
Miller case, in which the President said
that Miller or any. other man must not
be discharged from the Government Print
ing Office on account of non-membership
in a union.
"Deliclously unaware of the hypocrisy
of the world of finance, honest and hu
mane, but uninformed," were some of
the clauses used to describe the Presi
dent In the long letter of the open-shop
The opening paragraph contained a defi
nite disclaimer of any wish to attack Mr.
Roosevelt, the blame for the Chief Exec
utive's attitude in the Miller affair being
placed on a "coterie of certain well
known interests which are constantly on
guard around the White House." The
President was told that he fell into error
In his view of the question, "because of
that Impetuosity for which we love you."
A copy of the communication will be for
warded to Oyster Bay at once, under
date of Labor day, September 7.
The reading of the letter before the
federation meeting today occupied over an
hour, and excited applause from the
crowd of delegates.
Dr. Butler Visits the President.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., Sept 20. President
Roosevelt passed a quiet day at Sagamore
Hill with his guest. President Butler, of
Columbia University. Mrs. Roosevelt and
the young children attended services this
morning at Christ Episcopal Church, but
the President and Dr. Butler remained at
Hanna . Will Hear From Dlclc First.
CLEVELAND, Sept 20. Senator Hanna
stated tonight th1t he would pay no "atten
tion to the challenge to debate of the
Democratic candidate for United States
Senator, John H. Clarke, until he had
heard from Chairman Dick, to whom
Clarke's challenge has been referred.
BULLS PUT TO TORTURE
Ring? Erected on Mexican Border
Opened With Great Attendance.
EL PASO, Tex., Sept' 20. The new $50,000
bull ring at Juarez, on the Mexican bor
der, was formally opened here today in
the presence of 10,000 people, chiefly Amer
icans. Six bulls were tortured and put to death,
and several horses were slain by the bulls.
Cervera, the famous Spanish bull-fighter,
is at tho head of the troupe.
War Vessels Arrive at Xcw York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20. The battleship
Indiana, of the Coast squadron, from
Newport, R. I.; the cruiser Chicago,
from Fortress Monroe, and the auxiliary
cruiser Yankee, of tho Atlantic training
squadron, from New London, Conn.,
reached this port today.
Lnrgc Utah Store Destroyed.
PRICE, Utah, Sept. 20. Fire today com
pletely destroyed the large general store
of the Emery County Mercantile Company
here. The losa will amount to about ?G0,
000. with Insurance of $25,000.
L FOR HILL
Harriman Will Send Big
Ships to Orient
TWO NEARLY COMPLETED
Keeps Trans-Pacific Trade
ifor San Francisco.
SOUTHERN ROADS ARE TO HELP
Rates Made hy the Great Northern,
for Eastern Business "Will Be Met
hy Southern Pacific System
-and the Santa Fc.
Depth of hold, feet
Tonnage, gross ....
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept 20.-(Special.)
Trans-Pacific steamship officials have at
last come to the conclusion that E. H.
Harriman will use one, If not both, of the
new steamships he purchased recently In
the East from the Atlantic Transport
Company on a new direct line betewen
this port and Manila, via Honolulu and
The new ships are the Mongolia and the
Manchuria. The former was .launched
about ten weeks ago. The Manchuria is
soori to be launched. They each cost
$1,750,000, have a length of 615 feet, a
breadth of 65 feet," a depth of 51 feet 3
Inches, an Indicated horsepower of 12,000,
a speed of 16 knots, displacement of 26,512
tons, gross tonnage of 13,500, and. a pas
senger capacity of 350 first cabin, 63 sec
ond cabin, and ,1200 steerage.
One of them, with the Korea and Siberia
now in use, will be in the Pacific Mail'3
San Francisco and Yokohama and Hong
Kong service. The other new one, with
the China or Peking, or both, will make
direct service to Manila, it being the be
lief of Harriman and his associates that
within IS months at least the Government
will withdraw altogether from the busi
ness of a common carrier between thl3
port and the Philippines. By that time
Harrlman's new two vessels will havo
As the time approaches for President J.
J.. Hill, of the Great Northern road, to
put Into service his two new large steam
ers between Seattle and the Orient they
being especially designed to carry Im
mense cargos at low rates, trans-PacIflo
people at this port are wondering to what
extent he wlll cut rates to and from tho
It is admitted that no matter what rates
Hill makes, they will be met by the rail
road steamer lines via San Francisco, and
the local people are confident with such
service as the Korea, Siberia and the two
new Harriman ships can be given, along
with the service of the Occidental and
Oriental and Japanese ships, San Fran
cisco will continue to lead Seattle as the
greatest Pacific Coast port
The power of tho Great Northern, the
Northern Pacific and Burlington roads,
which Hill has merged Into the Northern
Securities Company, to gather freight In
this country for shipment to the Orient Is
realized. It Is also said that Hill will
make low rates from the East to Seattle
in order to bring back loaded many cars
that are now hauled empty from the East
Tho San Francisco trans-Pacific people
assert that the Harriman roads, along
with tho Santa Fo and their connections,
are more than a match for the Hill roads
when It comes to collecting freight for the
Orient in this country, and that the many
deciduous and citrus fruit-cars which are
now hauled back empty from the East can
be filled with Oriental freight at rates as
low as Hill can afford to or dare mako.
So, altogether. Interesting developments
In the handling of Oriental freight by way
of thi3 port and Seattle are being looked
for by the Interested parties.
Test of the Dredge Grant.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept 20. (Special.)
The dredge Grant is In drydock at Mara
Island for the last touches. The date for
sailing north is not fixed, but Is soon.
A unique test of the large steel debris
bin on the Grant was made tho other day.
While on keel blocks the gates for re
leasing the material pumped into vessels
while dredging wero shored up, water
tight, from the bottom of the dock. Be
tween 2000 and 3000 tons of water was
then pumped into the debris bin for a
test to discover leaky places. No leaks
The Grant has two of these immense
receptacles for earning to sea mud and
other substances dredged up by the ves
HlKli Floods in "Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Sept 20. At
Portage, Wis., the Wisconsin River
reached a stage of 12.2 feet at the" Gov
ernment lock at noon today, when tho
city levee on the west side of the river
broke, and the entire district between tho
Wisconsin River bridge and the Baraboo
River, covering a spaco of six miles, is a'
sea of water.
Seven hundred feet of newly built city
levee was washed away. Farm resi
dences in the district are surrounded.
Hundreds of acres of potatoes, corn and
millet are ruined.
At Prairie du Chien, the Mississippi and
Wisconsin Rivers have risen 24 inches
during the last 24 hours. Crops on low
lands along the Mississippi above the city
sre being flooded, and many acres of corn
are already under water.