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VOL. XLIII. NO. 13;34S.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1903.
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TO AVERT FIGHT
Left to Mitchell.
Reinstatement of Bookbinder
Miller Enlarged Upon.
CASE IS BEFORE FEDERATION
MincvrorkCM1 President. Expected to
Show That Roosevelt, In Making;
Government Shop an Open One,
Is Simply Upholding; the Lavr.
BASIS OF THE DISPUTE.
A strong attempt Is being made to
have the labor unions take a stand
against President Roosevelt because he
made the Government printing office an
open shop "by reinstating V. A. Miller,
a bookbinder, after the union had de
clared ho could not hold the place tor
Infraction of rules. Labor organiza
tions throughout the country are being
requested to forward petitions to the
President asking him to oust Miller.
The President steadfastly declares there
shall be no discrimination.
John Mitchell, the famous president
of the Mineworkers, it Is believed, will
take steps which will cause labor to
view the President's action In the light
of duty in upholding the law.
WASHINGTON, Sept 21. (Special.)
Friends of President Roosevelt are look
ing to John Mitchell to put a stop to the
effort to draw the American Federation
of Labor into party politics. It has gone
out over the country, unofficially, that
the request from the Bookbinders' Union
of this city that every Central Labor
Union in the country affiliated with tho
Federation of Labor pass resolutions con
demning President Roosevelt for reinstat
ing W. A. Miller in the Government print
ing office has the approval of the Nation
The members of the executive board of
the Federation, whoJiave gathered-here
for a meeting to last one week, point out
that the action of the local union has not
been approved by the parent body. Wheth
er the stamp of approval will be forth
coming remains to be seen. The president
of the United Mineworkers, the most in
fluential member of the executive board,
not excepting President Gompers, declines
to say what the attitude of the board will
be or what his personal views are.but it
is well understood by those -who" are close
tohlm that he will oppose the movement
to commit the greatest labor organization
in the world against the President of the
Since Mitchell arrived here last night
with his secretary he has been besieged
with callers." Somo'df the men anxious to
get a word with him represent the Demo
cratic National Committee, which is do
lng all it can in a quiet way to encourage
organized labor to carry forward the fight
against the doctrine laid down by the
President that the Government printing
office shall be an open shop.
President Mitchell, since his arrival, has
learnod something of political Intrigue,
and it Is believed he will take the ground
that the President of the United States
is simply standing up for the law, the
thing Mitchell has always counseled his
followers to do. Well-informed labor lead
ers here believe that in the end Gompers
will be found on the side with Mitchell
It may be that the executive board will
pass the whole question up to the annual
convention of the American Federation of
Labor, which meets in Boston Novem-.
Friends of the President are concerned
over the outlook, for they realize it would
be an embarrassing thing to havevthe or-
gaplzed labor of the country arrayed
against him in next year's campaign, but
they feel sure Qf Mitchell's support, be
cause the findings of the Anthracite Coal
Strike Commission, which ho accepted.
stipulated that there should be no dls
crimination against nonunion men em
ployed in he mines.
The Miller case did not come up before
the executive council at the meeting held
today. John Mitchell was asked concern
lng the case, and replied:
"I understand," said he, "that the sub
ject will be brought to the attention of
tho board. I cannot discuss the case at
this time. I have never told a single per
son whether I will support the President
in the controversy or oppose the position
he has taken. I do not know all of the
facts of the case yet Before action is
taken, the subject will be carefully con.
Mr. Mitchell also refused to discuss the
attempt that was being made to drag the
labor organizations into politics. He
would not admit that there was any
chanco of the labor leaders becoming tools
of the politicians, but insisted that what
ever was done in the Miller case would
be solely from the standpoint of organ
Commissioner of Corporations Garfield
hurried back to Washington from his va
cation today in order to watch the meet
ing of the National Executive Council at
close range. He said the department was
not ready to take any new steps in the
controversy with the bookbinders.
HOLDS IT A BLUNDER BY LABOR.
Prominent Lender Addresses Feder
ntlon on the Miller Memorial.
WASHINGTON, Sept 21. The case of
Assistant Foreman W. A. Miller, of the
Government printing office, who was re
Instated in his position by order of Presi
dent Roosevelt after he had been dis
missed because of his expulsion from the
local Bookbinders' Union, came up for in
formal discussion at the meeting today of
the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor. No statement could
be obtained at the conclusion of the day's
proceedings from President Gompers, or
any members of the council, in regard to
the matter, and the usual omciai state
ment of the day's doings given out after
the meeting completely ignored the sub
A new feature of the case occurred
when, President Whitmore, of tho Stereo
typers Union, employed at the Govern
ment printing office, petitioned President
Gompers in favor of Miller, urging him
not to give the support of the Federation
to the petition to President Roosevelt
asking for Miller s removal, sent out as a
memorial from the Central Labor Union
of this city, and which, it Is said. Presi
dent "Whitmore characterized as a blun
der. President Whitmore Is a lifelong
Republican, and also one of the most
prominent union men of the city. It Is
said some other strong union men at the
Government printing office will Join Mr.
Whitmore in his stand.
The President's attitude toward union
labor came up before Columbia Typo
graphical Union, No. 10L yesterday In tho
form of a resolution criticising ms course
in the Miller case. The purport of the
resolution was very similar to that adopt
ed and sent throughout the country by the
Central Labor Union. Action on the reso
lution, however, was indefinitely post
poned, following a statement by a mem
ber that a conference on tne suDjecc was
soon to be held between President Roose
velt and prominent labor leaders, and that
any action in the meantime would be in
opportune. LABOR WANTS TO BE FAVORED.
Washington Union Asks President to
31odHy Antl-DIscrlmlnatlon Order.
WASHINGTON. Sent 21. The Central
Labor Union of this city tonight took
supplemental action in the case or w. a.
Miller and adopted strong resolutions,
which were sent to President Roosevelt
urging 'Miller's dismissal. The union ear
nest! v reauests. the President to modify
his orders of last July to Secretary Cor-
telyou, in which the President says there
shall be no discrimination between union
and nonunion labor, and further petition
that "W. A. Miller, assistant foreman in
the bindery of the Government printing
office, be dismissed to promote the effi
ciency of the service, on charges made by
the Bookbinders Union, which prove his
unfitness for a public servant"
A telegram in response to . tne petition
being circulated by the Central Labor
Union, the only one read tonight, was re
ceived. It read:
"Mills Palace. New York. Chairman
citizens, secretarv Central Labor Union.
Washington Congratulations on your
splendid letter on the Miller case. Citi
zen George Francis Train."
PORTLAND MAN HIS GUEST
Roosevelt Entertains Editor of The
Oregonlnn at Luncheon.
OYSTER BAY. L. I., Sept. 21. Presi
dent Roosevelt entertained at luncheon to
day Senator Proctor, of .Vermont, and
Harvey W. Scott, editor of The Oregonlan,
of Eortland, Or. Senator Proctor visited
Sagamore Hill to talk over with the Presi
dent the work of tho approaching session
of Congress and to take up with him
some matters pending In Washington, In
which he is Interested.. -
Later in the day the President received
a call from Representative Charles C -Curtis,
who is interested In some Federal ap
pointments about to be made in his state.
LIPTON GAINS FAST.
Physicians Believe He Can Leave for
London This Week.
CHICAGO, Sept 21. Sir Thomas Lipton
was reported today to have passed the
night comfortably. He has Improsed so
steadily and satisfactorily that his physi
cians now consider further bulletins un
necessary. Barring unlocked-for compli
cations, the Baronet will probably be
strong enough to leave for London by the
end of the week.
Senator Scott Much Improved.,
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept 21.
Senator Nathan B. Scott, of West Vir
ginia, who has been seriously ill at the
Brown Palace Hotel In Denver for the
past ten days, was brought to this city
yesterday. His condition is much im
proved today, although he is confined to
his bed. Senator Scott is at the home of
his sister, Mrs. William Lennox.
FORMER PORTLAND MAN.
W. C. Stevens, Cleric In Engineers'
Corps, Dies at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Sept 2L William Coppee
Stevens, unlet uierK in tne united states
Engineering Department office, Is dead at
his home here, aged 49 years. He was
formerly stationed at Portland, Or.
Prominent New York Republican.
ASBURY PARK, N. J., Sepf 21. Fred
erlck S. Gibbs, member of the National
Republican Committee for New 'York,
died today of an affection of the heart
Lord Selborne, as Colonial
CAN'T BELIEVE IT
No Leak in General
SO SAYS MR. HERMANN
Speculators Draw Conclu
sions From Surveys.
GOVERNMENTAGENTS GIVE TIPS
Experts "Often, Indicate to People
In the Community Near By Their
Intention to Report Favor
ably for a, Reserve."
ROSEBURG, Or., Sept 18. (To the Edi
tor,) Your request for an expression upon
the question of forest reserves in Oregon
reached mcduring my absence from home,
and hence this delay in reply. Since Sen
ator Fulton has so completely .covered the
subject in a recent communication, in
most of which I cordially concur, I shall
In those portions of our state where the
rainfall is light and irrigation necessary,
the forest area shoulcL be protected, and In
other portions, upon 'the mountain sum
mits and at the heads of streams near the
summits, the timber upon such elevations
should be preserved and protected from
fires. All withdrawals of the public do
main in Oregon which upon examination
do not come within these qualifications
should be revoked and the lands restored
to settlement and entry, that such por
tions as are suitable for homes may not
Indefinitely be withheld from disposition
under the land laws, thus retarding the
growth and development of our state.
A careful examination should further be
made of all existing reserves, with a view
to the elimination of the agricultural lands
and of the open grazlnglands, which have
been erroneously Included In such reserves.
The recent withdrawal of 1,500,000 acres In
Southwestern Oregon, embracing portions
of Josephine, Douglas, Coos and Curry
Counties, as at present described, should
be at once revoked, not only because of
the humid atmosphere which pervades
much of that region, with the rapid tree
growth and natural reproduction of the for
est, but becauseof the great area within
the withdrawal limits now settled and
owned and utilized for farming, grazing,
mining and lumbering purposes, as well
as othei portions still vacant, agricultural
and grazing lands suitable for homes. A
further objection exists to this withdrawal
In the opportunity It affords the owners of
worthless granted or other lands of which
there are large quantities to exchange the
same in case of a reserve for valuable
lands still vacant and desirable for settle
ment and entry In other portions of our
To these objections should be added the
recently expressed protest of the people
residing within the wlthdrawalllmlts, and
that from the communities, county au
thorities and boards of trade contiguous
to the withdrawal and affected by It To
successfully maintain a forest reserve
there should exist a cordial co-operation
and approval as between these classes and
the General Government
It Is to be hoped that for the. future no
reserves be created, either in this or any
other state, until the authorities; of the
state shall be first notified of such inten
tion and a time given for the submission
of objections, if any exist, to such pro
posed reserve. The people directly inter
ested in the upbuilding and advancement
of a state, and who best know how far
the inclusion of large portions of their
state in a reserve will either aid or re
tard the general welfare, should be en
titled to this deference.
Referring to the belief expressed by
some that in the formation of reserves
illegitimate advantage has been extended
speculators and grafters In the divulging
by officials tn the land bureau or depart
ment of Intended withdrawals or reserva
tions, thus permitting special and mani
FOR HIGH PLACES IN THE BRITISH 'CABINET
William St. John
festly unfair opportunities, I should pre
fer to believe that no such advantage has
"been had, but rather that the confidence
acquired as to a probable withdrawal or
reserve is based upon the public pre
liminary examinations made in the field
by Government agents who visit the for
est area with a view of determining
whether a withdrawal shall be recom
mended, and who often indicate to people
in the community-nearby the intention to
report favorably for a reserve.
Speculators are quick to act In advance
upon such assurances, especially when It
Is understood that the recommendation of
a geological survey or a special agent's
report Is generally concurred In by those
who direct the withdrawal or reserve. The
department Is remote from the forest area
and Is necessarily guided by the report of
its own subordinates. The opportunity
given the state authorities to Interpose
objections to reserves based upon ill-advised
recommendations of subordinates
will Insure a check at least to the hasty
creation of a reserve not warranted by
the real facts.
Lastly, It Is confidently hoped that not
another reserve will be made. In any state
or territory, until there shall be a repeal
or radical modification qf the law which
permits such wholesale abuses in lieu land
selections for bases surrendered within
forest reserves. Very respectfully yours,
PRINCE HENRY IN COMMAND
Brother of the Kaiser Is in Com
mand of Baltic Naval Station.
BERLIN, Sept 2L Prince Henry of
Prussia today took over the command of
the Baltic naval station.
Telegraphing to the Grand Duke of
Hesse, congratulating him on the launch
ing of the battleship Hesse, Emperor Wil
"In .future the German Navy will be
composed of armored representatives of
all the races of Germany, christened by
the hereditary princes, and filled with tho
spirit of patriotism, they will, by the
grace of God, be the prjde and treasure
and safeguards of the Emperor and the
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Ironworkers convention will be asked by com
mittee on credentials to deny a seat to Sam
Parks and his delegates. Pge 5.
Cole Younger, the famous bandit, is sued by
a wild West show on the charge of embez
zling $0000. Pace 5.
Sovereign grand lodge of dddfellowa convenes
at Baltimore. Page 5.
Turkey's appointment of Vail at Beirut 1b a
challenge to the powers, America particu
larly. Page '2.
Czar of Russia, fearing demonstrations In sym
pathy with Russian laborers, will not ven
ture on the streets of Vienna. Page 3.
Austen Chamberlain will be made Chancellor
of the Exchequer In the British Cablnot,
and either Lord Selborne or Lord Mllner
Colonial Secretary. Page 5.
Congressman Hermann's views of forest re
serve policy. Page 1.
Up-to-date prunerhandllng at Salem. Page 4.
Trouble between Bishop O'Reilly and Father
Desmarals adjusted. Page 4. V
Effect of recent ruling of Land Department
relating to timber and stone entries. Page 4.
School year opens In Oregon and Washington.
John Mitchell Is relied upon to avert labor
war against Roosevelt for bis action In
Miller case. Page 1.
Senator Hanna will not resign as National Re
publican chairman. Page 2.
Roosevelt decides squabble over appointment
of. Alaskan commissioner to 1004 Fair by
holding such an oHlcer unnecessary. Page 1.
Pumps for the dredge Grant reach Mare Ilsland
and she should be ready for work on the
Columbia early next month. Page
Commercial and Marine.,
Oregon hop market opens. Page 15.
"Wheat loses over a cent at Chicago. Pagfc 15.
Good crop weather helps stock prices. Page 15.
San Francisco produce quotations. Page 15.
Coal ship on fire at Dutch Harbor. Page 14.
Chief engineer of steamer. Eva missing;
Race meet opens today. Page 7.
Vlgneux resigns as manager of the Browns
and Ely succeeds him. Page T.
Portland and Vicinity.
State Commissioners for Crlttenton Home de
mand resignation of Mrs. Rlggs. Page 11.
Ministers announce public opposition to May
or's policy as to gambling. Page 10.
Colonel J. M. Underwood, soldier, legislator
and railroad-builder, dies. Page 14.
Immigration agents to Inspect Portland tender
loin. Page 10.
First day's school attendance breaks previous
records by 1200. Page 10.
United States Court ot Appeals orders new
trial for United States Marshal Richards, of
Alaska. Page 12.
Multnomah County begins suit for Holmes'
shortage. Page 0.
Observance ot Jewish New Year begins.
Port of Portland Commission sells bonds and
settles with -E. G. Hughes. Page 11.-
F. Brodrick, Secretary for India.
NOT FOR HI
Williams Won't Repre
sent Alaska at '04 Fair.
ROOSEVELT SEALS HIS FATE
Governor Brady Only Com
EX-SENATOR CARTER'S VICTORY
Man Seeking the Appointment Is a
Democrat and Once Fought Him
In Montana Politics Enter
Largely Into the Case. j
HISTORY OF THE CASE.
Luther L. , Williams was Indorsed
by the business men of Juneau and
Governor Brady for appointment as
commissioner to the St. Louis Fair.
He was to be the only official from f
Alaska to receive a salary, which
brought forth a strong protest, prin
cipally on the ground that "Williams
was a Democrat. A Republican should
have the place.
Assistant Secretary Ryan, In whoso
hands the matter was left, appointed
"Williams. His commission was held
up by President Roosevelt, and now It
will never Issue, as the President has
decided that Governor Brady can at
tend to the duties intended for the
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Sept. 21. Louis L. Williams, of
Juneau, the Democratic National Commit
teeman from Alaska, has lost his long and
determined fight for appointment as Com
missioner from Alaska to the St. Louis
Exposition, but ho has one consolation
no other man will be appointed in hIs
stead. Acting Secretary of Interior Ryan
today received a letter from President
Roosevelt stating that after going Into
all the facts he has concluded it is not
Inadvisable, but altogether unnecessary to
appoint a salaried commissioner from
Alaska to the exposition.
The President says Governor Brady,
who has already been appointed commis
sioner, but without salary, is fully com
petent to take care of the collection and
maintenance of a proper exhibit, and ho
fails to see the necessity for paying out
$2500 a year to another commissioner
when the work can be done by one man,
at no extra cost saving traveling ex
penses. While the President's action is ade
quately explained, It Is believed the In
fluence of ex-Senator Carter, of Mon
tana, against Williams was somewhat of
a factor. It Is certain that had not Will
iams left Alaska two years ago to wage
a vigorous anti-Carter campaign in Mon
tana, tho chairman of the World's Fair
Commission would not recently have op
posed his appointment, and the selection
originally made by Assistant Secretary.
Ryan would never have been carried to
the President under protest Williams
past political, activity Js primarily tho
cause of his defeat
Washington Rural Carriers.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 21. Rural free delivery car
riers were appointed for Washington
routes today as follows: Blaine, regular
James H. Martin; substitute, Oscar Scott
Custer, regular, Charles W. Smith; sub
stitute, Henry J. Pyeatt
WILL BURN MUCH RED FIRE
Chicago Will Reproduce Great Blaze
of 1S71 During Centennial Week.
CHICAGO, Sept 21. Committees in
charge of Chicago's centennial celebra
tion, which will begin next Saturday arid
last until the following Thursday night,
reported today that the preliminary de
tails were practically complete and Is
sued a programme for the six days.
Today invitations were sent for the ban
quet of Mayors, which will take place at
the Auditorium on Thursday night, Oc
tober 1. More than 2000 invitations have
been issued for the daughters ot the
American Revolution reception, at which,
many of the members will appear in
gowns of a hundred years, ago. On Sat
urday night the Centennial managers will
give a reproduction of the burning of the
city In 1S71 In an unique display of red
Href One hundred tons of the inflam
mable material will blaze from the roofs
of several scores of the tallest buildings
In the down-town district, and for 30 min
utes the city will seem to be struggling
with a disaster similar to that which re
sulted In almost total destruction 32 years
ago. The scene, judging from tests re
cently made on one of the high buildings,
will be thrilling In the extreme, and the
display will surely prove an awe-insplr-Ing
DUKE BUYS CASTLE.
Son-in-Lnw of Eugene Zimmerman
Also Gets Large Estate.
LONDON. Sept. 21. The Duke of Man
chester, who married in 1200 Helen, daugh
ter of Eugene Zimmerman, of Cincinnati,
has purchased for $315,000 Kylemore Castle
and estate, comprising 13,000 acres, situ
ated on Lough Kylemore, Connemara.
The place formerly belonged to the late
Mitchell Henry, M. P., who built the
castle which is one of the noblest and
most romantically situated residences In
Ireland. It has often been assigned by
rumor as a probable royal residence.
It is estimated that Mr. Henry spent
$2,500,000 in building the castle and Im
proving the estate.