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VOL. XLTV. UO, 13,700.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAYr NOVEMBER 5, 190i
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FALSE. HE SAY!
Roosevelt Replies to
Xharges of Parker.
NO PROMISES MADE
Blackmail Not Levied
on the Trusts.
OORTELYOU 18 DEFENDED
President Willing to Make Him
Issue as Against Taggart.
HISTORY OF HIS SELECTION
Cabinet Officer Was Only Chosen
After Several Men of Like High
Integrity Had Declined the
WORDS OF ROOSEVELT.
The assertion that Mr. Cortelyoa
bad an j- knowledge rained while In
aay official position whereby be was
enabled to secure Bad did eecore any
eostribatlons Tor any corporation la
The assertion that there has been
ay blackmail, direct or Indirect, by
'Mr. Cortelyoa or by xne Is a false
hood. The assertion that there has been
mwie In behalf of and by authorlra
Uoa. by Mr. Cortelyou, or by any one
else, any fledge or promise, or that
Hktire has. bees aay "HBderstaading -as
' to" Ifatare imnniaktwa or benefits, la
reeoyMfna ef aax centrum tion from
ay penroe, is a wicked falsehood.
I shall go Into the Presidency un
hampered by any pledge, promise or
naderstBadlnc of any kind, or sort,
save my premise made openly to the
American people that so far as In
my power lies X shall see to It that
every man has a square deal, no
less, and so more. Extracts from
statement of Sooserett.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. President
Roosevelt tonight Issued the following
signed statement to the American peo
pie in answer to the charges made against
himself and Mr. Cortelyou in public
speeches by Mr. Parker, Democratic can
dldate for the Presidency:
"White House, Washington, Nov. A.
1904. certain slanderous accusations as
to Mr. Cortelyou and myself nave been
repeated time and again by Judge Par
ker, the candidate of his party for the
office of President. He neither has pro
duced, nor can produce, any proof of the
truth of the charges, yet ho has not
-withdrawn them, and as his position gives
them wide currency, I speak now lest the
silence' of self-respect be misunderstood.
"Mr. Parker's charges are in effect that
the President of the United States and
Mr. Cortelyou, formerly Mr. Cleveland's
executive clerk, then Mr. McKlnleys and
my secretary, then Secretary of Com
merce and Labor, and now Chairman of
the Republican National Committee, have
been In a conspiracy to blackmail cor
porations, Mr. Cortelyou using his knowl
edge gained while he was Secretary of
the Department of Commerce and Labor
to extort money from the corporations.
and T, the President, having appointed
him for this especial purpose.
Devoid of Truth.
"The gravity of these charges lies in
the assertion that the corporations have
been blackmailed into contributing and
In the Implication, which in one or two
of Mr. Parker's speeches has taken the
form practically of an assertion, that
they have been promised certain immuni
ties or favors or have been assured that
they would receive some kind of improper
consideration In view of their contribu
tions. That contributions have been made
to the .Republican Committee as contrlbu
tlons have been made to the Democratio
Committee is not the question at issue.
Mr. Parker's assertion Is, In effect, that
such contributions have been made for
improper motives, either in consequence
of threats, or In consequence of improper
promises, direct or indirect, on the part
of, the recipients. Mr. Parker knows beat
whether this is true of the contributions
to his campaign fund, which have come
through his trusted friends and advisers
who represent the great corporate In
teres ts that stand behind him. But there
.is not one particle of truth In the state
.meat as regards anything that has gone
en In the management of the Republican
"Mr. Parker's accusations against Mr.
t Cortelyou and me are monstrous. If
ferae, they would brand both of us forever
wXh infamy, and inasmuch as they are
'false heavy must be the" condemnation
mC the hi an making them. J. chose Mr.
Oertelrott as chairman of the National
Committee after having failed successive
ly to persuade Ellhu Root, Wl Murray
Crane and Cornelius N. Bliss to accept
the position. I chose him with extreme
reluctance, because I could ill spare him
from the Cabinet But I felt that he pos
sessed the high integrity which I de
manded in the man who was to manage
my campaign. I am content that Mr.
Parker or I should be judged by the pub
lic on the characters of the two men
whom we chose to manage our cam
paigns; he by the character of his nomi
nee, Thomas H. Taggart, and I by the
character of Mr. Cortelyou.
Every Assertion Is False.
The assertion that Mr.- Cortelyou had
any knowledge, gained while in any of
ficial position, whereby he was enabled to
secure, and did secure, any contributions
for any corporation is a falsehood.
The assertion that there has been any
blackmail, direct or Indirect, by Mr. Cor
telyou or by me, Is a falsehood.
The assertion that there has been
made, in behalf of and by authorization
by Mr. Cortelyou,. or by any one else, any
pledge or promise, or that there has been
any understanding as to future Immuni
ties or benefits, in recognition of any con
tribution from any source, is a wicked
That Mr. Parker should desire to avoid
the discussion of principles I can -well un
derstand; for it Is but the bare truth to
say that he has not attacked us on any
matter of principle or upon any action
of the Government save after first mis
stating that principle or action. But I
cannot understand how any honorable
man. a candidate for the highest office In I
the gift of the people, can take refuge,
not merely in personalities, -but in such
base and unworthy personalities.
If I deemed It necessary to support
my flat denial by any evidence, I would
ask all men of common sense to ponder
well what has been done In this cam
paign by Mr. Cortelyou, and to compare
it with what Mr. Parker himself did when
he was managing Mr. Hill's campaign
for Governor; and to compare what has
been done as regards the great corpora
tions and moneyed Interests In this Ad
ministration with what was done under
the last Democratic Administration while
Mr. Olney was Attorney-General.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
"I would ask all honest men whether
they seriously deem it possible that the
course this Administration has taken In
every matter from the Northern Securl
ties suit to the settlement of the.anthra
cite coal strike is compatible with any
theory of public behavior save the theory
sof doing exact Justice to all men without
fear -and .without, favoritism. .
I would ask all honest" and fair-minded
men to remember that theagents through
whom I have worked are Mr. JCnox and
Mr. Moody in the Department of Justice,
Mr. Cortelyou In the Department of
Commerce and Labor, and Mr. Garfield
In the Bureau of Corporations, and that
no such act of Infamy as Mr. Parker
charges could have been done without all
these men being parties to it.
'The statements made by Mr. Parker
are unqualifiedly and atrociously false.
As Mr. Cortelyou has said to me more
than once during this campaign, "if elect
ed! shall go into the Presidency unham
pered by any pledge, promise or under
standing of any kind or sort, save my
promise made openly to the American
people that so far as in my power lies,
I shall see to It that every man has a
square deal-no less. and no more.
New York World Does Not Think the
President Goes Far Enough.
NjEW YORK; Nov. A. (Special.) The
World, commenting on President Roose
velt's reply to the charges of Judge Par
Shortly before midnight Mr. Roosevelt Issued
a personal reply. In which he entered what Is
termed in law a general denial to what be
called the "u&quallfled and atrociously false"
charges made by Judge Parker. Mr. Roose
velt denies that there have been any pledges
or promises or understandings as to Immunities,
but does not attempt to -explain the extraor
dinary activity of the great trusts and cor
porations in his behalf.
He does net explain the extraordinary
changes in his Cabinet in their interests. He
does not explain the many days of secrecy In
the Bureau of Publicity. He does not open
the "books. It remains tor the voters to decide
-whether Mr. Roosevelt statement Is a satis
factory answer to the charges.
Times Does Not Regard It as Denial.
NEW YORK, Nov. A. (Special) The
Times says editorially in commenting on
President Roosevelt's answer to Judge
Parker that the President must think the
people of the United States are lacking in
sense. Continuing, It says:
He affirms that many things Judge Parker
never said or" thought of saying are "false."
What the Times has said and many other
newspapers have said he does not venture to
deny. It is futile and late In the day to beat
about the bush. Mr. Roosevelt does not deny
that the big corporations and combinations
have contributed hasdaomt-ly to the campaign
fund for the reason that It is true. His ex
planation of how he chose Cortelyou for chair
man falls a million miles short of the mark.
The President's statement Is not a denial. It
Is not a refutation. It Is a confirmation and
a National humiliation.
Parker Will Make Reply Today.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. (Special.) Judge
Parker read President Roosevelt's state
ment after his return to the Hotel Seville,
and announced he would answer It to
morrow before the Kings County Demo
cratic Club, of Brooklyn. He would make
no comment on it tonight.
Will Not Reply to Japanese Protect.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. L While
no formal reply will ho .made to the
Japanese protest retarding the use
of Chinese clothing by the Russian troops,
it is understood that JForeiga Minister
Lamsdorff. when the protest was pre
sented, informally but categorically de
nied the truth of the charm that there
had been a violation of the Geneva con
vention. He explained that there might
have been some Isolated cases where sol
diers whose Winter oTercoata had not ar
rived bad donned Chlnoe overcoats, but
not tor the purpose ciliated.
French Deputy Attacks
Minister of Wan
ffREATTUMULT IN CHAMBER
Free Fight Is Soon in Progress
and Sitting Is Suspended.
ENTIRE SESSION IS STORMY
Another Solon Tells the Cabinet Offi
cer He Is Lying When He Tries
to Justify the System of
PARIS, Nov. 4. Today's sitting of the
Chamber of Deputies was one- of the
stormiest and most heated in recent
years, the excitement culminating when
Gabriel Syveton, a prominent Nationalist
Deputy, stepped up to General Andre and
slapped his face. After accomplishing this
feat, Syveton retreated rapidly to the up
permost row of seats, taking refuge be
hind members of the opposition.
A tremendous tumult ensued, members
of both parties crowding on the floor of
the house, where a free flght "was soon In
progress. Speaker Brlsson left the chair,
thus suspending the sitting. Eventually
order was restored and the sitting being
resumed, .Syveton's temporary exclusion
was voted. The offender, however, re
fused to quit his seat and It became nec
essary again to suspend the sitting while
he was removed by a military guard.
It Is probable that this misconduct,
which occurred Just before the final di
vision, materially contributed to strength
en the position of the Cabinet, which at
one time seemed very critical; for after
securing a majority of only two on a pre
liminary question, the government finally
carried a vote of confidence by over 100
At midnight the officials of the Chamber
of Deputlepassembled In Speaker Brls
son's private cabinet and were still dis
cussing- the 'course- of action to be. taken"-.
Wholly Taken by'Surprlse.,
Deputies who witnessed the, assault
upon the .Minister of War say General
Andre was wholly taken by surprise and
was struck with such violence that he
would have fallen had not Premier
Combes stepped forward and supported
him. General . Andre's- face was much
swollen and was cut by a ring worn by.
Syveton. Speaker Brlsson has notified the
Judicial authorities that an assault has
been committed within the precincts of
The debate, which was a sequel to that
of last Friday, was opened by the Na
tional Deputy, De Vuvllleive, who pointed
out that the Minister of War had de
clared if the existence of a system of spy
ing on the private lives of officers was
proved he could not repudiate responsibil
ity. De Vuvllleive asserted that the facts
were established and therefore It was
impossible that General Andre should re
main in office, and he urged the Chamber
to remember that Premier Combes had
tolerated and approved the system of
esplcnage employed by the War Office.
General Andre, whose reply was contin
ually Interrupted by the noise of the oppo
sition and Ministerial cheers, said Wal-deck-Rousseau,
when he appointed him
Minister of War four years ago, con
fided to him the existence of an un
derground movement, which had for Its
purpose the setting of the army in oppo
sition to the civil power. He also re
ferred to Incidents attending M. Loubet's
return from Versailles after his election
to the Presidency and Felix Faure's fu
neral In support of this assertion. When
he set to work to combat the Influence
of political agitators ho met with great
resistance, and it was impossible to obtain
information from official sources, news -of
acts openly hostile to the republic only
reaching him through Indirect channels.
A spirit of Intolerance prevailed in the
army and during maneuvers one Colonel
actually replaced the tricolor by a flag
bearing Royalist insignia. Here General
"You Are Lying."
"Y6u are lying!" But amid the -excitement
he .withdrew the charge under
threat of the Speaker's censure.
General Andre maintained the necessity
of obtaining information, though he con
demned the system which had been dis
covered and finally declared he would not
desert his post, but would remain and
defend the republic and reassure republi
After several prominent Deputies, among
whom were Jaure, Leygues and RIbot,
had spoken In the debate. Premier Combes
Intervened, maintaining the necessity of
keeping the army republican and declar
ing he should "not accept the previous
question, hut demanded a vote of con
fidence. The previous question was then
put and rejected, 279 to 277. Next tho
Chamber, by a vote of 565 to 276, -gave
priority to the resolution of confidence
drawn tip by Ministerial supporters, which
was" Just about to be put tb a vote whan
tbe proceedings were interrupted by Syve
ton's -assault upon General Andre.
When order had been restored, tho
Chahmber passed a vote of confidence, 343
SlifhfCkw t Murrftrer f Girl.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 4. The only
Bible clew to; .the murderer" Xiis
Anna Stelnlgeweg. the teleeane oper
ator, was furnished today by Prank
Little, the conductor ot the ear da
which the girl to do home, on "W4ee-
day, the let time she was -see, alive.
x.uue says uat a snort, mow
boarded the car with Miss Stelnlgeweg
on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday
nights, alighting when she did. On Mon
day and Tuesday nights other passen
gers alighted at the-same time, but on
Wednesday night the girl and the
stranger were the only persons to get
off the car at the cemetery.
A. saloonkeeper near the scene says
he saw a man of this description later
Wednesday night, but no trace of" the
man has been found nor any clew to
CABNEGEE POEBIDDEK TO TALK
Doctors Are Trying to Conquer a Re
currence of Throat Trouble.
NEW YORK. Nov. A. Andrew Carnegie
Is under the care of his physician because
of a recurrence of the throat trouble
from which he has suffered during the
past year The relaxation of the muscles
of the throat made conversation, even
with the members of his family, Inadvis
able, and. acting under the directions of
his physician, he remained alone in his
rooms yesterday, seeing no one but his
Hay Has Greatly Improved.
WASHINGTON; Nov. 1 The condition
of Secretary Hay, who has been confined
to the house with a cold, has Improved
greatly, and he expects to resume work
at the State Department the first fair day.
Japanese Minister Out of Danger.
NEW YORK Nov. 4. Kogora Takahira,
Japanese Minister to the United . States,
was reported today to be much improved.
Dr. Shrady said he thought all danger
PETEST AND AUTHOR IS DEAD
Father Descota, Who Left Episco
palian Church to Become Catholic.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. Rev. Dr. Benja
min F. Descota, the Episcopal clergyman
who Ave years ago became a convert to
the Roman Catholic Church, and a year
ago was ordained a priest, died today at
St. Vincent's Hospital, aged 74, after a
Before entering the Roman Catholic
Church Dr. Descota was for 38 -years pas
tor of St. John's Protestant Episcopal
Church, holding a prominent place In the
religious life of this city. He took an
active part In the controversy over the
admission of Dr. Briggs to the Episcopal
ministry, and soon afterward he resigned
frpm the Episcopal Church and became
a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Last Fall while In Rome he was ordained
a deacon, and on November 29 last was
ordained a priest. He returned to this
city to engage in parish work, but his
health failed. Dr. Descota was the author
of more than 30 religious and historical
Chicago Hotel Manager.
CHICAGO. Nov. 4. Martin W. Barke,
for 17 years manager of the Brevoort
Hotel, waB found dead at the hotel today.
It Is believed he died of Brlght's disease.
PEACTIOAL iTOKER IS -KILLED.
A Saloonkeeper Who js Held Up
Promntly Uses Revolver.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. ""Nov. 4. James M.
Maxwell, president of local union No. 3,
United Mlneworkers of America, at Vlr
den, has been shot and killed, by Thomas
Hall, a bartender, as the result of a prac
tlcal joke. . Hall was returning home af
ter closing hla saloon through North Park
when Maxwell, for a joke, stepped from
oenina a tree ana oraerea aa.ii to throw
up his bands. -Hall, who has been a vic
tim . of hold-ups twice recently, drew' a
revolver and shot Maxwell In the stom
ach. Maxwell, who lived-for several hours
afterward, said he did not blame Hall ior
shop ting him.
CONTENTS OI? TODAY'S PAPER
'yiSS'l'mtDAY'S Maximum temperature, 54
deg.; minimum, 41. Precipitation, 0.07 Inch.
TODAY'S Cloudy- and threatening, with light
ram; southerly winds.
Roosevelt replies to charges of Parker, empbat
lcally declaring they are false. Page 1
Odeil baa proof Parker bought stock In two
Ex-Secretary Root regards Parker's resort to
abuse and change of views on nearly every
Issue as an eleventh-hour expediency.
Ex-President Cleveland addresses a rally at
Newark. X. J. Page 4.
Parker's tour of Connecticut was a frost.
Bombardment of Port Arthur ceases. Page 4,
Japanese capture ?ort No. 3 at Fort -Arthur,
but are unable to-hold It. Page 4,
Vivid description of. the awfulness of the siege,
Page I. v
Togo is trying to force Russian fleet to leave.
Britain orders two warships home from Eirjul
malt. Page 4.
Britain warns shipowners "against allowing
their vessels to follow Russian fleet with
coaL Page 4. pamottl
National '0$ Commission decides to erect only
four Instead of "five buildings. Page 1.
"Wyoming officers again find the trail of Cody
bank-robbers. Page 8.
French Deputy slaps face of Minister of. War
in House and free fight--ensues. Page 1.
One hundred people go down with steamer sunk
In collision oft coast of Algeria. Page 1.
Governor Chamberlain denies he Is playing to
the galleries In Warner Valley land cases,
Sheriff Brown says .Baker City will be closed
as long as he Is Sheriff. Page '5.
Endtcott, "Wash., safe cracked: posse -captures
one of bootless robbers. Page 6.
Commercial aad Marfaw,
Hops sold for 32 cento. Page 13.
San Francisco grain futures quiet and weaker,
Chicago wheat market-weak from start. Page
-Strength shown by laewrtrlaJa in stock market.
Bright "prospects for "Pall- and "Winter trade.
Grain ship chartered .at lsw rate of 30 shUUnes.
Steamer Hercules sinks near Hood-River-. Pass
- ParUaaa wA -TlstnUy,
L H.. Amos telis swloesJOilo . law was
OrSXtea w scean imnx imiunwia.
India s will be attracts at Xwis kfta -'Clark
fair. J. w
.Plenty of Roseerelt i
"fy h'mm., with
takers,, ra s
CMbmc "as wins a "rssolsc-wk eea. Pace 8.
aWlowi"sa-ST)aaet p ssgnsatB Circafc
towa. PsW lx. J . 'if
Xxecvtive oard refew TSMrtrecaiBaaeaAteg
acsla. "Pa S -v1".
NEW OS PUNS
Government Is to Have
Only Four Buildings.
MEANS SAYING OF $12,000
That for Forestry and Irriga
tion Is iminated.
MONEY NEEDED FOR LIGHTING
Roosevelt Instructs Chairman Hiii3to
Pay Deference to the Wishes of
Portland People as Far as
O REG ONI AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Nov. 4. It has been determined
that the Government will erect only four
buildings at the Lewis and Clark Exposl-
tion Instead of Ave, as originally planned.
It was found that the acceptance of the
lowest bid, that ot J. E. Bennett, of Port
land, would leave only $15,000 for wiring
and .lighting the Government buildings
and for incidental expenses, etc This
amount, in the opinion of Supervising
Architect Taylor, la not sufficient.
The sunervlslns'. architect declares it is
necessary either to eliminate one building
or reduce the size ot the main building
and alter the plans. Chairman Hills, of
the Government board, and the members
of the executive committee in this city.
today concluded the best thing to do
would be to abandon the separate build
ing which was to have been erected for
foresty and Irrigation, saving $12,000. As
this building was to have been hidden by
the main building. Its elimination will not
alter the general "appearance of the group
on the peninsula. The board is of the
opinion that with this building- eliminated
there will still be sufficient space remain
ing for all purposes.
Under tho revised plan, the Government
buildings will appear identically as shown
In the illBstratlbn published in The Ore
gonlan of September C, gave that the ilfe-
satilagatatiotr-wm' be- To t&gieH-ea.-.tkt-
shora of -the lake. In the small .bulldteg-
to the extreme right orjglnalty iateadfifl.
for fisheries, the board proposes to te-
stall theforestry and" irrigation exhibit.
and will move the fisheries exhibit to the
corresponding small building- on the left.
This latter building was originally intend
ed to accommodate the Alaskan, Philip
pine and Hawaiian exhibits, but President
(vGoode has assured the board that the Ex
position authorities will provide for any
Hawaiian exhibit, that may be made, and
it ia now understood there will be no Phil
ippine exhibit, so it was concluded in
view of the urgency of the situation that
the Alaska exhibit could be installed In
the main building along with the major
portion ofthe Government display.
Members Not Consulted Complain.
These modifications were ordered sev-
eraldays ago, but nothing was made pub
lic about the .changes until today. There
Is some disposition amongthe znembers
of the board who were not consulted, about
the modifications of the plans to complain
of the new arrangement, but it Is ex
plained that something had to be done
and done Immediately if the Government
buildings are to be completed In time for
the opening of the Exposition. Supervis
ing Architect Taylor and Chairman Hills
believe the course adopted the only prac
tlcablc one, especially as there will be an
abundance of room, for all the exhibits.
Adequate provisions had to be made for
lighting the buildings, otherwise there
would have been the closing down ot the
Government buildings at night.
Chairman Hills had a talk with the
President recently about Xiewls and Clark
affairs. The-President told Mr. Hills to
pay deference to the wishes of the Port
land people, as far as practicable, arid to
that 'end Mr. Hills has written President
Goode at St. Louis asking him to submit
a list of the Government exhibits he
would like to nave transferred to Port
land. While Mr. Goode's selection will
not necessarily be final, in the main his
suggestions will be adopted. Nothing
definite' can be done, however, about the
selection of tho exhibits until the board
completes the allotment of -funds and
spacej and there has been a final deter
ruination whether there is to- be a Philip
pine exhibit. So" far as official Washington-is
advised; Portlasd has no interest, in
such an1 exhuic tbough word has beea
received ' from Saa Francisco aad .Seattle
.that & goodt yMllppine exUblt i3 .highly
desirable at tnc aixpoatuoH
TO SELECT ALASKA EXHIBIT.
Cemwltt jiwwwl fey HItcncck Will
Biii Wrk Merwiay.
ST. LOUia. Wovs 4- (Special.) The
members, of tk committee selected by
the Interior' D4artaenr to select the
exhibits rm the Alaskan building for
thft Lwit 8Jd. Clark. Centennial Expo
dittos in -Partlsnd next year, are ex
Meted to arrive at the Alaskan build
Sagid hajrla their labors on Monday
Morsimr. 'The committee, is composed,
of the fellewlhc: AssfMaat Secretary of
ward 3C Dawsos, chief clerk of the De
prtmet oIntrir; B. r. Peters, chief
Clerk, of -tfce 3avy Dejartsaent, and 3.
v Ia'-a4aKle to selecting the exhibits.
the- cewsMttep will aleo determine the
.aaoast sfivew to he allotted, to Alec
ka. It has been stated that the eltiseas.
jot the Taie"us cities arid, fawns in
Jtluki. are beiBjr awaxeea' ts the
fact that jthe .United. States Go veca
Keat U toi&ar every thine la Its ower
te aM-Uws m the devleawt eit
territory and to Induce people to go to
Alaska and .locate, and they will do
everything- In their power to aid the
committeo by forming clubs and expo
sition societies to make a concentrated
effort to display the advantages ot
Alaska at Portland in the very best
USE FOR OREGON BUILDING.
St. Louis Man Will Convert It Into
a Summer Residence.
ST. XOUIS. Nov. 4. (Special.)-Ander
son Gratr, who yesterday purchased the
Oregon building at the World's Fair, will
move it to his suburban home in Kirk-
wood, where it will be used as a Summer
residence. The foundation Is now being
laid, and it Is the present intention to
commence moving the building on De
cember 5. Director-General H. W. Goode,
of the L.ew!s & Clark Exposition, will
leave tomorrow for Washington, where he
will' hold a conference with the depart
ment ''officials on Monday as to the kind
of buildings the Government will erect
for its exhibits at Portland.
IFRrTRAL MAJORITY LARGE.
Canadian House Is Controlled by Two.
OTTAWA, Ont, Nov. 4. There is no
material change in the bominlon election
returns tonight. The majority for the
government at 'present stands at 72 In a
House of 21A members.
St. John Strongly Conservative.
ST. JOHN, N. B.. Nov. 4. Few addl
tlonal returns from yesterday's voting In
this province were received today. The
figures still show that of the 13 members
for New Brunswick the Liberals elected
seven and the Conservatives six. In the
last Parliament the Liberals had eight
and the Conservatives six, the province
then having 14 members.
The Conservative sweep in St. John was
complete. In the election of 1900 the
Liberals carried the city by 1000, defeat
ing George E. Foster, Finance Minister
under Sir John Macdonald. Yesterday
Mr. Foster was elected in the North Rid-
lag of Toronto, and it is said, In view of
the defeat of R. L. Borden in Halifax, he
may assume the Conservative leadership.
A report Is In circulation that, as Sir
Wilfred Laurlers health Is not of the
best, he will retire before many months
ana iransier tne iremiersnip to w. a
Fielding, of Halifax, his Finance Minis
The overturn in St. John yesterday was
due largely to the unpopularity of the
Grand Trunk-Pacific project.
Premier Bond-Is Re-Elected.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Nov. 4. Completed
returns from Twillingate show the elec
tion of Premier Sir Robert Bond, Sur
veyor-General Cllft, and Mr. Roberts,
Liberals, defeating Alan Goodrldge, Don
aid Mori son and Frederick Mews. Oppo
sitionists. Mr. Morlson Is a former Judge
of the Supreme Court. He resigned two
years ago. tor.e-enter politics: and advo-
vate the union of Newfoundland with
-tae urange -aseowauon in wewiounaiano.
itd -Is: -one-of the llva Tory leaders- op
posing- Premier Bond. This defeat Is" a
.signal one, because Mr. Morlson was only
Lflfth in -.the polling, his colleague, Mr.
Gocdndge, heading him. The govern
ment: now nas x seats ana tne opposition
AWULKESS OF SIEGE.
Not a Single Bottle of Anesthetics Is
Left at Port Arthur.
LONDON, Nov. 5. The Daily Mail's
Cbefdo correspondent has obtained a
letter from a Russian in Port Arthur,
dated October 27, In which the writer
declares that It would need the pea of
Zola or the brush of verestchagln to
picture the awfulness of the siege. The
"The uncanny part of it all Is that
men meet death in - utter silence. One
sees the fiercest of fighting, hut hears
no- one. One moonlight night at Etz
Mountain I watched an assault of a
ghostly mass of moving figures,
through which continual lines were
made by our guards, admitting
glimpses of scenes behind. These gaps
were closed upas If by magic, and the
masses surged onward while our men.
-forsaking the trenches, sought the she!
ter of tho forts. On they came until
when they were close up tb us the
mines exploded and the .earth -opened.
Bodies were hurled high in-the air and
men same again to earth. Hands
clutched the rifles and in the moonlight
the bayonets looked like fireworks
shooting upward and descending point
downward into the bodies of men.
dream "of the sight even now. .
"All the inventions ofrtnllltary genius
are notable to daunt the Japanese, who
flght -with' Titanic energy. Our soldiers
are gladiators and great-hearted
"The last sortie of the fleet failed be
cause of inability to repair vessels pre
"We have not a single bottle of anes
thetles left. Just think -what nennv rha
wounded must endure.' The food Is ot
the coarsest and even that is becoming
scarce, while disease 13 rife and sanl
taryocondltlons" are deplorable. It Is
impossible to repair the ships with our
scant resources, -but, we are all deter
mined ta hold out, come what wilL- in
the hope 6f relief. For every man we
lose our ioes Demoan the loss of 100.'
TX00PS HAVE TO QUELL WOT
German Students Try to Wreck Hetel
of Italian Fellows.
INNSBRUCK, Austria, Nov. 4. The
rioting of the students at the university
here, which began yesterday, became ao
serious "during the night that the troops
with fixed bayonets" "marched into the
midst of the German demonstrators. At
2 o'clock, this morning the - latter were
besieging and wrecking" the hotels occu
pled by- the Italian students. An artist
named Pezsey was killed by a bayonet
thrust through tho heart, and many per
sons were wounded. The building ocau
pled by the Italian faculty of the.univir-
jaity was wrecked.
Order was restored at 5 o'clock this
mornlag. The troops only charged with
bayonets after the students bad assailed
them with volleys of stones.
Altogether there were, eight Germans
aad ten Italians Injured. Herr Erlea, the
representative of Innsbruck In the- Betech-stag-,
.has telegraphed to the Premier;' de
maadiag the removal of the. Italian fac
ulty and holding the government rmeeen
aisle tor the consequece -laereat of its
Tefiaeal to do so. There have been four
The-riotinar continued intermittently
throughout the day. The students, re
"mferced. by a town; mob, "wrecked the
Italian Club and Italian Inn. sums-is ed.
"wlarttows In the Hofberjr, and made a
be4M uemoofttratiea at the Italian.
Odell Offers to Produce
TWO INSTANCES ARE CITED
Candidate Invested $20,000
in Shipbuilding Concern.
DEAL MADE WITH GOVERNOR
lew York Executive Also Knows That
the Democratic Nominee Had
Stock in the Steel
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. Governor Odett
took up the matter of ex-Judge Parke?
and the shipbuilding combination in a
speech at the Murray Hill Lyceum to
night. He said:
"For the first time in my recollection,
a Democrat has seen fit to attack a Presi
dent. I have stood the abuse heaped on
my head, but when I find men parading
themselves as trust-bustera when the
contrary is the truth, I feel it Is not hon
est and Is only being done to get our votes.
"I said Judge Parker had been connect
ed with trusts. I know it. I know that
Judge Parker had $20,000 of shipbuilding
stock, and the .reason Is because he came
to me and asked me to let him have it.
I know it, because I Instructed my agent
to give it to him and he paid for It.
"I can produce the documentary proof
In a few hours by going to Newburg,
where It Is.
"I know he had stock in the Steel trusti
and I will furnish the proof and do it in
15 minutes after I get to Newburg. A
man who Is attacking the trusts ought to
come into court with clean hands. Roose
velt, on the contrary, has been pulling
down trusts. Honesty always wins and
Roosevelt has 100 per cent of Jionesty In
" 'Judge Parker has gone about in the last
few. days assailing the Republican candi
date, for President. I have stood silent
when, abused personally, but when he Im
pugns the honesty and integrity of Theo
dore Roosevelt it is time for every decent
man to rise up and resent anything that
may be said to the detriment of the great,
courageous man who fills the Presidential
Parker Will Take Upr Matter.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. The speech of
Governor Odell In New York tonight In
which the Governor made certain charges
against the Democratic candidate for
President, were shown to ex-Judge Par
ker at a late hour. The Judge had de
cided not to make any more speechss dur
ing this campaign, but after reading the
Governor's speech In connection with the
statement of President Roosevelt he an
nounced that he would make a reply,
which will be delivered before the Sings
County Democratic Club tomorrow night.
Mr. Parker would make no comment on
ONE HTnTDRED LIVES LOST.
French Steamer Collides With An?
other and Goes Down.
BONA, Algiers, Nov. 4. One hundred
persons were drowned last night by the
sinking of the French steamer Glronde,
after having been In collision with the
French steamer A. Schlffino near Her
billon, 23 miles from Bona. The Glronde
left Bona with 110 passengers, of whom
100 were Algerian natives.
FERRYBOAT SUNK IN FOG.
New York Craft Has Large List of
Passengers, but Ail Escapet
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. A thick blanket
of fog -which settled down over New York
City and harbor during the night seriously
disarranged traffic both by land and wa
ter today, and resulted in at least one
serious accident.- - The ferryboat Columbia,
of the Wall Street Line, was run Into and
sunk by the- Norwich liner. City of Low
ell. There were about 150 passengers and
17 teams on board, the Columbia. All of
the passengers were taken oft In safety,
but eight or ten horses were drowned.
Tho City Of Lowell was coming down
the river and in the dense fog 'struck the
Columbia amidships, Just clearsoi the pad
dle wheel. The Columbia- floated around
for a while .and began to settle. A, hawser
was thrown from the City of Lowell and
tho Columbia made fast, and all -the pas
sengers so far as known were taken on
"board the steamboat Later the hawser
parted in some unaccountable-manner, and
the Columbia finally sank near one ot
the slips of the Union Ferry Company on
the Brooklyn side.
The Garden City, a ferryboat between
Long" Island City and New York, collided
during the fog seven times with various
craft before she reached her slip In this
city. She bumped into the hig Sound
steamer Maine,- and a hole waa stove la
the ferryboat's side. The hole was fas
abdve the water line, however, and, the
ferryboat did. riot sink. . The Garden City
had 100 passengers. "
Lost ' Wth Crew 'ef Eighteen.
HAMBURG, . Nov. , 4. The German
bark Pioneer of Bresaerhaven, from
Buenos Ayres for Hamburg, has been
lost -with her entire crew of IS.
Italian Press Praises Morgan. ,
HOME, Nov; 4. An official communi
cation anno usees that JT Pierpont- Mor
gan has informed. the Italian Ambassa
dor at Washingtoa that he "Uncondi
tionally returns to the Italian govern
ment the famous, cope eelosglcg to the
cathedral at Ascoll., The communica-'
tion adds that this hap-ey result is .riuV
to the tact- of 'tho Italian Ambassador.
The entire press of Reeae- unites in. expressing-
satmfactfcn ever the .ac
gttacement. a&d eoacratsiates M?.
Mergaa, mtkhl his- soMe and: eiaintef-