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VOL.- XLIV. NT0. 13,716.
PORTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY, N KMBER 24, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
EAD5 MAY FALL
Removal of City En
COUNCIL TAKES VOTE
Assistant Scpggin Also
SEWER SCANDAL THEUAUSE
Grand Jury Asked to . Make
CONTRACTORS ARE DISHONEST
Committee Brings In Report Charging
City Officials With incompetency
and Neglect of Duty, Which
i Council Adopts.
PGR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.
Following- is the resolution Intro
duced by Mr. Zimmerman, chairman
of tie Tanner-Creek sewer Investiga
"Whereas, There are rumors and
insinuations current that the bridge
'across the river at Morrison street,
the bridge at South First street and
the bridge at South Front street are
not being constructed according to
plans and specifications; and
"Whereas, There are complaints that
the bridge at Willamette Heights will
sot be completed wlUiIn.the time al
lowMCe; therefore, be It
"Keselved, That a special cemmlt
;tee CiOvK. JbmmeMm, SaaiftM JThlt -mST.
Tetter lx? mi. here 1b. PI-
polEiei to fdltti such fteps K5. nra Jf
deea!- 'feeetwary VT -uiem to Mfw
tals the facts coBcemtag the bridge
'above Baaed. SfJfi. committed Is II-
' reeled- ia report' In vrrltlns Its find
ings, -together with such recotnmen-
' dations & they deem proper In the
"With the Bpeclal Investigation commit
tee, recommending to the Council the re
moval of City Engineer "W. C. Elliott and
his assistant, George Scoggln, for negli
gence and Incompetency, and ordering an
other committee to run down the scandal
rumors concerning other big city -work,
the question about the City Hall Is:
"What happened In the Council Chamber
yesterday afternoon Is -without precedent
la the hlstosy o the city, so far as the
memories of present officials go. Not
only are the two officials named deeply
implicated, according to the committee's
report, but outsiders may bo caught In the
steadily spreading net Inadvertently cast
out "by the Council.
This is Thanksgiving morning, but It
is a sorry Thanksgiving to more than one.
The fable of the tevil genii of the Tanner
Creek gulch seems to bo substantiated
by the outcome of the sewer scandal In
vestigation. For in the grand jury-room
secrets will undoubtedly bo told which
the committee In its. informal way could
Had the Council Chamber been draped
la crepe yesterday afternoon the feeling
throughout the room could not havo been
more funereal. The committee went the
limit in its recommendations, and others
besldo .Mayor Williams, were -surprised at
the sweeping excoriation of the City En
Special Council Meeting.
The special meeting of the Council was
called to hear "tho report of the special
Investigation-committee, Messrs; .Zimmer
man. Albee and Slgler. The stenographic
notes on the evidence submitted to he
committee Tuesday were rushed into read
able form, that they might be submitted
with the committee's report. The report
of the four examiners, a complete sum-
xnary of which was published in Sundays
Oregonian, was read, but the mass of tes
timony was simply handed In.
The committee worked until the last
moment in drawing up its report, and the
Council was called to order 20 minutes
late. There wasn't a trace of the jollity
apparent at the regular meetings. It was
a. dismal contrast to the session three
weeks -ago, when Councilman Humelin
moved for the appointment of the inves
tigation committee, acting, he said, on the
request of City Engineer Elliott. The
Council then went out of its 'beaten path
to clear away, as It thought, all the ru
mors of faulty construction In the big
Tanner-Creek sewer, "which bad been ac
cepted by the Executive Board on the
recommendation of the City Engineer,.
To Pay for Hump-Back Pavement.
All the Councllmen, except Messrs. Bent-,
ley and Flegel, were present. A prelim
inary was the motion of Mr. Humelin
that the assessment ordinance for the
Trood block pavement on Salmon street
should pass, as the contractors, had laid
the pavement according to the. Instruc
tion 'of the City Engineer, though the
paveaaent now nas humps and hummocks.
This "was hurriedly passed. s
Mflijurc on bicycle rldlne on sidewalks
was a further Irritation to the nerves
of the Coundlmen. Then, when the time
for reports of select committees came, Mr.
Zimmerman moved that the clerk. City
Auditor Devlin, read the report of the
This told how the experts bad found
missing stone blocks in the bottom of the
sewer, how one and two rings of brick
were found in the walls In place of three,
how the arch "was sagging, and other de
fects as summarized. Mr. Zimmerman
moved that the report of the committee
The gallery was crowded with the property-owners
in the sewer district, attor
neys and contractors. The Klners were
not to be seen, but the former timekeeper
CHARGES MUST BE PREFERRED
As to City Engineer Elliott's removal,
it's -uo to Mayor William. "I will an
nounce my stand in a day or two," said
he yesterday. "But I will say that I
was .surprised at the report."
Following is a. part of section 158
of the charter: Any elected officer ex
cept Councilman may be removed , by
the Council upon charges preferred by
the Mayor. Such charges shall be pre
sented in writing to the Council and a
cqpy furnished to such officer, who
ehall have the right to appear before the
Council In person and by counsel and be
heard In his defense. If by an affirma
tive vote of not less than two-thirds of
the Council such charge be sustained the
officer ehall be deemed removed and his
place filled as in case of other va
cancies. Otherwise the charges shall be
In case of a vacancy the Mayor makes
the appointment. It Is generally be
lieved about the City Hall that the City
Engineer and his assistant will resign,
without waiting for further procedure.
on the sewer was there. The room was
deathly quiet as Mr. Devlin read the most
sensational committee report ever heard
in the Council Chamber.
"When the strain partially relaxed, Mr.
"I desire at this time to say that the
committee has gone very thoroughly Into
this investigation. "We thought when the
examiners reported to us that the condi
tions might not be as bad as reported,
and we gave the City Engineer a chance
to make an answer. But the City En
gineer has done nothing more than say
he had no time to look after all these
things, and that he trusted to his in
spector. But he recommended the accept
ance of the sewer to the Executive Board.
He should have gone into the sewer him
self before making the recommendation.
Mr. Zimmerman Scores Contractors.
"The committee Is of the opinion that
no work has been done this year without
a pool of the contractors being formed. I
advise that city -work be advertised outside
the city. This COOO-that was to have been
divided .among-, the members of the pool
was to come from-the city "or tbo property-,
owners or eomyboiy, 'Whfen thjeves fajl
hut, honest- meti may get their dues.'
The foreman who testified' yesterday was
afraid that he would get into the trouble
before the grand jury. I bopo he will,
anl all others connected." He then moved
that the report be adopted.
C E. Bumelln, the man who Introduced
the resolution creating the investigation
committee, moved that the report be so
amended that K. M. and E. "W. Biner be
debarred from receiving any city con
tracts In the future. Mr. Albee stated
that this had been considered by the com
mittee, but it was considered within the
province of the Executive Board and not
of the Council. The amendment failed to
Mr. Merrill suggested that Mr. Elliott
be heard. The City Engineer, his .face
streaked "with new furrows, quietly asked
that his report to the committee in an
swer to the report of the examining ex
perts be read. This statement, telling
how the defects occurred and practically
laying the blame upon Inspector Cay-
wood, was summarized in Tuesday's Ore
gonian. The Couhcilmen heard the answer
of the City Engineer, but did not discuss
"In Justice to Mr. Elliott. I will say
that I think it very poor business policy
for the Executive Board to ask the City
Engineer to put a man of his department
as overseer on such work when he gets
$2.50 a day and the bricklayers get ?$ a
day," said 1Mri Zimmerman.
Mr. Merrill Votes No.
For reasons unknown, Mr. Merrill's
vote wag the lone "no" on the adoption of
the committee's report, minus the amend
ment debarring the RIncrs.
Mr. Zimmerman's resolution appointing
a committee to investigate the bridges
was next Tcad. On motion, of Mr. Jtum
elln, a committee was appointed to draw
resolutions of condolence with Mr. Flegel,
whose child was burled yesterday.
The Bridge Investigation. -
As to the bridge investigation, one of
the principal features will be the cause
of the delay in the construction of the
"Willamette Heights bridge. This was sup
posed to be ready before Winter, whereas
It was commenced but a short time ago.
J. B. C. Lockwood received the contract
for this structure. The rumors are that
the contract has been hawked around.
The Executive Board has granted more
than one extension of time upon this con
tract. The Pacific Construction Company
has the contracts for the building of the
big Morrison-street bridge, -and those
across the Marqnom Gulch, in South Port
Finally, the Councllmen wish it to be
understood that they realize they have
gone beyond their jurisdiction, according
to the charter, in making these investiga
tions, but that they consider it their duty.
under the circumstances to do so. "While
they are chary of criticising the Executive
Board, they plainly state that It is .more
the place of the Executive Board to look
into such matters than of the Council.
Forest Fire in Pennsylvania.
MONONGAHELA, Pa., Nov. 23. A for
est fire, which was started last Sunday by
sparks from a locomotive pn the billslde
opposite here, broke out afresh last night,
and the flames now menace not onlv the
tipple of the Monongah mine and store
house, which lie In the path -of the fire,
but the whole village of Axle ton. At the
Monongah mine an effort is being- made
to save the company.' a property; by start
ing smaller fires. '
AT GALE'S MEBGY
Wrecked Off Coast
TOWED INTO ASTORIA
Waterlogged,. Dismasted and
MEN .IN STARVING CONDITION
Mate and Two Sailors Who Left the
Vessel in a Smajl Boat Off Tilla-'
mook in Search -of Assist
ance Are Missing.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 23. (Special.)
Five days at sea without food, excepting
single box of apples, without water
and without sleep, excepting the .few
winks that could be caught at odd mo
ments, is the tale of suffering brought
by Captain Ben Lewis and four men
of his crew who arrived here on the
derelict schooner "Webfoot. that was
towed into port this evening by the tugs
Wallula and Tatoosh. Three others of
the crew who left the schooner in a small
boat yesterday to go for assistance have
not been heard from( and It Is feared
they are lost.
The derelict, waterlogged and with all
her masts gone excepting the stump of
the mizzen mast, was spoken shortly
after noon today off Tillamook light by
the steamer Geo. "W. Elder, which had
Just sailed from the Columbia River.
Captain Randall placed water and pro
visions on board the schooner and then
turned back and notified the bar tugs.
Both the tugs Tatoosh and "Wallula and
the cutter Perry went to the rescue.
Hawsers were placed on board and the
derelict was towed into port by the two
tugs after a hard pull against the strong
bb tide and anchored on the sands op
posite the city, where she lies prac
tically a total wreck.
The Webfoot sailed from Coos Bay on
the afternoon of Sunday, iNovember 13,
with a cargo of -MO, 000 feat of lumber for-.
,San Francisco. -She wac commanded -by J
Captain .Lewis and carried, beside him- vfi
vrew ui seven, including iwo mates. XR?
tale of disaster that followed Is' "oest told
In the language of Captali. Lewis, who.
In telling of his experience this evening,
Captain Lewis' Story.
"Almost immediately after leaving port'
we ran into heavy weather and the
schooner must have sprung a leak short
ly afterwards, for when we sounded on
Monday morning there was two feet ol
water In the hold. The men were put. to
work on the pumps fore and aft, but the
water kept gradually gaining and on
Wednesday the craft was waterlogged
and practically unmanageable.
"The wind by this time had increased
to, a gale and the seas were running
mountains high. There was little to be
done, but we carried a small amount of
sail and endeavored to work our way
south. The wind and seas, however,
were gradually drifting us to the north.
All were drenched to the skin and 'we
suffered intensely -from the cold, but our
worst experience was to follow.
"On last Saturday a big sea Bwcpt over
the schooner, filling the deck, stripping
the cabin and carrying away all our pro
visions and water, my navigation instru
"DERELICT IN DUTY, INCOMPETENT AND GROSSLY NEGLIGENT"
Gorimittee Recommends Eemoval of City Enginelf;0. Elliott, Chief Deputy Sccggin, and Inspector
- Caywooa Grand Jury- Askedftd '"Investigate Sewer Scandal
To the Honorable Mayor and Council of the City of, Portland Gentlemen: Tour committee appointed to in
vestigate the condition of Tanner-Creek sewer, in order that this department of the city government might be
fully informed before levying an assessment against the property affected, begs leave to report that they se
cured the services of an Independent committee of four, composed of the following-named gentlemen: George
Knight, Peter Flynn, James Cunningham and R. S. Greenleaf, whose-report thereon we attach hereto, marked .
"Exhibit A"; also the sworn testimony taken at several meetings of your committee, held on November 18, 21
and 22, marked "Exhibit B"-; the statement of the City Engineer, in answer to the findings, of the- expert com
mittee, and to all of which exhibits we ask your full and careful consideration, as the time at our disposal 13
too limited to enable us to report' thereon at length. i .
First We find that, in our Judgment, the City Engineer; 'r. "William C Elliott, was extremely derelict. In
duty, in appointing only one inspector to cover work -which was in progress for 24 consecutive hours each
day; incompetent in not so organizing the affairs of his department as to make it possible to closely and..
carefully follow up the work of construction asit progressediand, finally, grossly negligent in accepting this '
work without making a final inspection, and -wirespecffully direct the attention of that "department of the
city government which, under the charter, has withority jn thematter,,to the removal" of the City Engineer
from office. . . '
Second "We And Mr. George Scoggln, the chief deputy in the office of the City Engineer, equally culpable ,
and liable with the .City Engineer, in not detecting, durikc his frequent inspection, thafthe work was not be--ing
carried out in accordance with the EpecWcatSns, a4Jwe recommend to the proper authority that slmliar .
steps be taken in his case as with the -City -Engineer.
Third "We find that the Inspector, Mtr. J. Sbayw9d.-was Incompetent and unreliable in certifying to
the quantities of material used and the -workmtwiIlWwiner of constructing the sewer, in-view of the facts
contained in the report of the experts, and we rlwMHd Isisrre'moval from the' list of Inspectors and from,
employment by the city. 4 ysX ,, 1
Fourth "We And the contractor. Hi M. Riner,d Tu'er, - E. TV. Rlner, to have been dishonest in not
performing the contract In accordance with the apeclflcaypnsv-as shqwn by the report of the experts and the
testimony of the witnesses.
Fifth We recommend that under the dlrectiOHjof a competent engineer the Tanner-Creek-sewer be rebuilt
in accordance with the specifications, the coikto'f -'the-same to be deducted fromthe amount which would-be
,due Mr. Rlner in case he bad performed his cbntract'according to such jspeclflcatio'ns. " v x ' , -
"We are unable to obtain any evidence of coIluMq between any official of the city and, the coatractor. but,.
by referring, to the testimony of Mr.'Maurica. Reinteln there wereinsinuations of some city official or ffi-
clals being implicated, and as we are jiofc-emjwweitov compelthis -witness to make more specific his insinua
tions, we recommend that the grand jury bow in ss!on subpena Mr. Relnstelri and Mr. ."Waiter Thomas,
whose, testimony was taken on November 22, and investigate fully this phase of the subject S. M. -Rlner and'
E. W. Rlner should also be Included in such subpena "by" the grand Jury.
In conclusion, your committee desires to state for the benefit" off the public that .the, CoubcII has nothing to.
do' with "the letting of "contracts for street improvements, sewer or-briage -construction,, or the, acceptance of
sucn worK wnen compieieo.
ments and all our personal effects. The
only thing saved was one box of apples..
That is all we b&ve had to eat or to
quench our thirst since that time until
the Elder gave U3 water and provisions
this morning, and we have lived on the
top of the house.
' "Late last Sunday night we were off
Tillamook and on Monday afternoon
about 5 d'cloclr the schooner rose on a
big wave, coming down with a lurch,
and snapped off the three masts. Every
thing was swept away clean with the
exception of the stump of the mlzzen
mast. Then we were helplessl
Three Men Are Lost.
"Testerday morning I determined to
send ashore for assistance. Mate Crolmer.
Seaman James O'Nell and another man
whose name I cannot remember left In
a small boat. Intending to make Tilla
mook Bay. "Whether they ever reached
shore or not I do not know, but I fear
they are lost Yesterday I sighted threo
steam schooners going north and four
going south. We attempted to signal each
of them, but got no reply. I also signaled
Tillamook Bock light, thinking they had
connection with the land and could send
assistance, and once I think they an
swered my signals.' I tell you the sight
of the Elder, as she ran down toward us,
was one of the most welcome things I
ever saw, for I knew; relief was at hand
Captain Schrader, of the steamer Sue
H. Elmore, arrived this evening from
Tillamook and says the small boat from
the Webfoot did not reach that port .and j
ho saw nothing of the men, so there Is
every reason to believe that they " are
Both Captain Lewis and the members
of his crew are worn out by the terrible
experiences of the past few days, but
none of them is seriously ill and all
will soon recover.
What will be done with the derelict Is
not known, but It is doubtful If the
schooner can be repaired. The JVebfoot
Is an old vessel, belonging to the Simp
son Lumber Company, and whether she
was insured is not known here.
TURNER NEARLY WRECKED.
Schooner From No Ho Encounters a
Gale Off Washington Coast.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.. Nov. 23.
Another victim of the recent terrific
gales , off the coast arrived this morning.
Tho vessel Is the schooner Matthew
Turner, from Ilo Ilo October 27.
The' vessel had a good passage until
reaching the coast off her destination at
Gray's Harbor, when tho storm nearly
wrecked her, tearing out the fore and
mainsails and breaking the booms of
each. Before the wreckage could be
cleared away the vessel was nearly
driven ashore. Heading southward a
similar experience overtook the Turner
off the Columbia River. The vessel was
finally forced to try for the Straits, which
she succeeded in entering only after
closely skirting the dangerous rocks on
the Vancouver Coast.
The vessel is here awaiting orders.
Prohilnent Americans arid French
rrfen Meet Around Paris ioard.
PARIS, Nov. 23. The Thanksgiving eve
-banquet at the American Club, at 'which
prominent Frenchmen and Americans
were guests, brought a notable demon
stration for a strong navy, and at the
same time an .eloquent tribute from Baron
d'Estournesses de Constant to the part
the United States is taking in the world's
affairs, and particularly in the mainte
nance cf the "grid's peace.
The banquet'was held in the superb
new quarters of tho Travelers Club, in
the Champs Elyiec. The guests Included
Ambassador Porter. Baron D'Estour
nesses de ConstanC-Admlral "Watson, Pro
fessor Barrett "Wendell, of Harvard; Br.
Trousy, dean of the University of Paris,
and over 10Q members of the American
Ambassador Porter's speech on the up
building of the American Navy was en
thusiastically received. He emphasized
the theory that a strong navy is the
surest guarantee of the Nation's peace.
To Prohibit" Religious Frocesslons.
HAVANA, Nov. 23. The House com
mittee ha$ reported favorably the bill pro
hibiting religious processions or functions
except within churches.
FIND IM GUILTY
Jurors Convict August
GAMBLING IS THE CHARGE
Verdict Gomes 'Ten Minutes
After Judge's Charge.
DEFENSE PLEADS PRIOR SALE
Judge Sears, However, Rules Out This
Evidence, and Attorneys for Erick
son Submit Case to Jury
August Erickson was arraigned,
tried and convicted as a gambler in the
State Circuit Court yesterday and to
make an aggravating matter posi
tively distressing, the Jury returned a
verdict in ten minutes after it left the
It all happened in that particular
division of the Circuit Court of Mult
nomah County, presided over by Judge
Alfred F. Sears, Jr. The conviction of
the benevolent August Erickson fol
lowing hard upon that of his ,star-eyed
young contemporary, Eugene Blazier,
was a hard Jolt for the local "system."
The roll-top neck, element, 'View with
alarm" the harrowing events of the
past two days.
Altogether it Is quite too distressing
for words. Has it come to this pretty
pass, Indeed, when a gent Is not per
mitted to shoot a crap or two. to take
out a small stack of whites or place a
little piece of money four ways from
the Jack, or perchance to buy a nice
little varnished roulette layout on in
stallments with which to eke out a liv
ing? What with blue laws and Henry
McGinn, Judge Frazer, Judge Sears, life
In Portland has become just too dls
tressful for words. The roll-top necks
had Just as well move to Connecticut
and be done with it all.
Caught by Municipal League.
Mr. Erickson was one of the unfor
tunates whom the Municipal League
caught with the goods on a particular
july -night, fo.ur monthes agone. The
"Tsaods'" in thlt. instance, as -' in. -the
others,, consisted of a,-r'dul4tte game
and the appurtenances, thereunto ap
The -explorers who caught Mr. Er'lck
son with tho "goods' were "Messrs. yf.
P. Edwards and W. L. Johnson, and
they were the witnesses for the pros-
'ecutlon when the case was called yes
terday morning. They told about the
game so graphically that It was ap
parent to the Jury that It was roulette
and not crokinole that was being
played within the surcharged atmos
phere of the Erickson palace - of de
light on that hot July evening. John
Manning did his duty as public pros
ecutor and developed his line of evl
dence in a manner which offered no
quarter to the suffering and maimed.
The testimony of the prosecution was
almost identical with that used against
the late Peter Grant, Nathan Solomon.
Harvey Dale and Eugene Blazier, That
it stuck in this case as it stuck in that
of Eugene Blazier and failed in tho
other casesslmply shows the difference
in juries and the luck of gamblers.
Prior Sale Alleged.
'For the defense those familiar cham
plons of the oppressed, Ed Mendenhall
and S. C. Spencer, appeared aJ attor
neys -at-law. They attempted at the
outset to introduce the familiar de
fense about a prior sale of the prop
erty. Their theory -was that it was all
a mistake and that Mr. Erickson didn't
As".Buy,vJu. ' mruaAa,
tar x A t.tj
' T. S.;d. siguer.
own the varnished roulette layout on
that hot July night For th6 benefit
of their clients they hoped to present
Paul Wesslnger,' F. L. Allen, clerk of
the Municipal Court; D. R. Shepherd,
Louis Holsman, J. F. Logan and B. F.
Lezinsky. but this array of talent did
not have an opportunity to go on.
Judge Sears nipped the button-button-
who's-got-the-button game at the start
and ruled out all evidence relating to the
alleged sale of the property. In view of
this frost the defense became sulky and
decided not to Introduce any testimony.
These preliminaries required tho
court's full time until noon and when
the gong sounded at 2 in the afternoon
Judge Sears released the lawyers and
let them at the jury.
The arguments were not long, nor
notable In any respect. Mr. Spencer at
tempted an end run but was downed on
tho prosecutor's five-yard line, but in
the main their style of play was con
servative, although they kicked fre
quently. John Manning, the prose
cutor, got the ball, and advanced stead
ily down the field, save once .when he
forgot a statute and tried to make Mr.
Erickson an exhibit. He was penalized
for off-side .play, but in spite of this he
scored almost at will, and then Judge
Sears talked long and earnestly to
the men In the box. The Judge talked
0 minutes. Then-the bailiff drove them
back to their quarters.
Jury Returns Verdict.
In. less than half the time the Judge
had talked the Jurors made up their
minds that ilr. Erickson had some
thing coming to him so they came back
into the courtroom and told Judere
Sears. And thus was August Erickson
found guilty of owning and operating
varnished roulette layout on a hot
July night four months agone.
On a bad eminence- in that unsavory
morass known as the North End stood
last night, a Palace of Delight. It
reared its phony-Jeweled front aloft
amidst those of lesser fame. Emblaz
oned from Its battlements a flambeaux
cast upon the sky spelled out in letters
of living light the name of its master.
who got his In Judge Sears' court that
day. Inside the walls there was still
mirth and light. There was twanging
of strings, vamping of pianos and the
caroling of fairies. There were rakish
schooners In the offing, bar-bound and
tne sinister sound of cash-registers Tn
pain was heard anon. Only this last
was real and true and unassumed. All
else was hollow mockery. Men gathered
in Knots and talked In portentious
whispers. Underneath the fancv lid.
the place was saturated with sadness.
And the burden of it all was that the
roll-top necks might Just as well
move to Connecticut and have dona
with it all. a a G
HOT CHASE FOE MUEDEEEES.
One Thousand Men Join It, and Two
Hoid-Up Artists Finally.Landed.
liiiiH.iiiAi-ujuta, rov. 23. Three mur
derers and hold-up men who killed Fred
King, and seriously shot Bartender Ed
ward Mingo last night during the prog
ress 01 a turxey rame in a saloon at
uoiumcia Heights, a suburb of Min
neapolis, -were captured at Cambridge.
iiinn., so miles from this city tonight
after a chase lasting 24 hours-, in whlcb
at .least 1660 men have engaged since the
The Weather. - k
TOD AT" S Generally fair; northerly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 48
ceg.; minimum, 43. Precipitation, 0.31 inch.
Another great battle near Mukden aonears
probable. Pace 3.
Russians continue to desert at 'Port Arthur,
and report fortress In a- demoralized condtl
tion. Page 3.
Torpedo-boats built for Japan In America arrive
at Yokohama. Page 3.
Prince Fushima. Is robbed oX Jewels worth $50,
000 at St. Louis. Pasre 1.
Immigrant steamer carrying 1400 Italians Is
rammed by a float In New York harbor and
panic ensues. Page 4.
Experts declare course of bullet proves Caesar
Young did sot kill himself. Pago 4.
Boy gives more details of union plot to wreck
Cincinnati Iron foundry; union president ar
rested. Page 3.
Need of navy for officers is very pressing.
Roosevelt has sot offered Alaska Judgeship to
Parker, but another New York lawyer.
Shaw urges extension of the drawback instead
of revision of tariff. Page 2.
Zematvoa. complete their work and -return home
feeling- sure the "RuDlcon bas been crossed."
Anarchy prevails in Macedonia and. Christians
are slain daily. Page 3.
Unprecedented enowfalls .continue in Great
Britain. Page 3.
Commercial aad 3Xartae.
UWeekly review of local produce and Jobbing
markets. Page 15.
Hop trade suffers from temporary Inactivity.
Close of successful local turkey season. Page 15.
San Francisco turkey market demoralized.
Good -weather In Argentina weakens Chicago
' wheat. Page 15.
Money flurry causes less trading in stocks.
Pare , IS.
Schooner 7ebfoot, -waterlogged and dismasted,
towed, into Columbia River. Page 14.
Trass-Paclflo rates practically on $4 basis.
Ship Falrpcrt chartered for lumber. Page 14.
G. "W. Lacth found guilty of- the 'murder of
Mrs. JJenore B. Jone. at Oregon Citr.
Master Fish TVarden recommends more strin
gent laws concerning dams In Oregon
streamsu Pasco 5.
Dr. M. A. Matbewa, of -Seattle, callsv John.D.
Rockefeller thef greatest criminal on earth.
Sports. , s
Umpire Brown Is attacked by two ballplayers
and later nearly mobbed by crowd, at .Los
Angeles. Page '6. '
EL Louis Browns sign Second Baseman Rock-
enfeld, of Portland. Page 6.
Browns prove easy victims for the , Tigers.
jluat Club meet comes today. Page 6.
Multnomah and Oregon, teams ready for the
fray. Page 6.
List of Thanksgiving day sports. Page 6.
Perttaad aa Tldatty.
Representative Blnger Hermann leaves for
-Washington to -work for rivers and harbors
before House committee. Pge 13.
National .Grange Convention will adjourn Fri
day. Page 14. .
Removal of City Engineer Elliott and other
officials may come as result of TannerCreeic
aewe'r scandal. Pajse 1. '
Legislature has power to amend local-option
" law; Page 10. 1
Attorneys have verbal battle in famous land
conspiracy case. -"Page 10.
Abcm 'Erielcsoa found guilty of gambling.
TkiiHkiglvlEC services In Portla&d'a churches.
Ocegba -mllltl o&cers. recruit! for Chinese
reform mr -Pa If
Royal Japanese Visitor
VALUE PLACED AT $50,000
Thieves Make Haul While He
Is at St Louis Fair,
Detectives Have Been Working on
the Case for Hours, but Are
Unable' to Make Any
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23. (Special.) Prince
Fushima, a cousin of the Mikado of Ja
pan, who is visiting the "World's Fair,
was the victim of robbers this afternoon.
"While the Prince and his suite were out
on the Exposition grounds burglars en
tered his apartments at the Buckingham
Club and stole jewels valued at 550.000.
Among the property taken were three
handsome diamond rings belonging to the
Prince and a beautifully embossed emblem
belonging to A. Sato, grand master of the
household of the Prince. The emblem
was the decoration of an European mon
arch and was highly valued. The rings
of Prince Fushima were heirlooms and
worn by him only upon state occasldns.
Detectives are now working on the case,
but up to a late hour tonight no clew to
the thieves or the whereabouts of the
missing Jewels had been found.
The theft is one of the most mysterious
which has occurred at any of the hotels
or clubs this season. Absolutely no trace
has been found of the jewels, and the
Prince is at a loss to account for their
theft. One of the rings is a great soli
taire, the gift of one of the Emperor's
staff at Tokio, and highly prized by the
royal visitors. The other ring, a huge
pearl, was also a gift commemorative of
some event in the Prince's life. The
third ring, a heavy gold band set with
diamonds, was highly valued, as it car
ried, "with i.t associations of the Prince's
anas: lifo. .
Theret were no marks about" the rings ,to
identify- them as belonging' to a Prince,
except their "vajue. This will add greatly
to the difficulty of their recovery, though
the police believe that the thieves will
be cunning enough to pry the jewels oat
of their settings before attempting to dis
pose of them.
CANADA GIVES HER ALAR3C.
Britain Believes She Would Low
if Treaty Is Made With Amerfca.
LONDON,. Nov. 24. Dispatches re
ceived in London from the United
States since the Presidential election
.have aroused considerable anxiety in
some quarters with reference to future
relations between Canada and the
mother country- It looks to many Eng
lish statesmen as though there was se
rious danger of closer commercial re
lations between Canada and the United
States which would result Immediately
in great detriment to England's for
eign trade, and eventually, perhaps, in
a dissolution of the political ties that
unite England and her American
It is realized that commercial reci
procity between, the United States and
Canada may be very far off, but about
every press dispatch from New Tork
that touches the question represents
that a movement in that direction is
.extremely vigorous, and speaks of the
advocates of the scheme as decidedly
hopeful of success.
The understanding here is that the
attitude of the United States toward
such a movement is likely to be deter
mined by a comparison of the strength
of the ultra "Chinese wall" protec
tionists. There, has -been little public
discussion of the subject in this coun
try, but looking at the matter from a
purely selfish viewpoint. Englishmen
hope that the out-and-out protection
ists will be able to resist the demands
of tho reclprocltlsts.
PANAXA CHIEFS HOSTILE.
Indians Notify Amador They Will No
Longer Defend Frontier.
PANAMA, Nov. 23. General Huertas,
the deposed commander-in-chief of ths
Isthmian army, accompanied by a military
band and 100 of his ex-soldlers, baa- gone
to Santiago de Veraguas. ManyIsthmlans
are agitating the removal of. the capital
there, unless "Washington returns, the aono
porta of San Bias and Darien. The In
dian chiefs have determined to reMgn;
thelr honorary colonelshlps and notify
President Amador of. the withdrawal of
their pledges to defend the Isthmian fron
' SEEDS SOQSEVELT TTJ1XXY.
Rhode island Man Has Remember wl
. President far Twenty-Five Years.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. For 38 years
Horace Vcse, of "Westerly, R, I., bas presented-
each, year to the President of the
United States a nne turkey for his
Thanksgiving dinner. Mr. VoBe's, bird
arrived at the, "White House today. It-1a'
a nne specimen, weighing between 35 and
n4evelt ConratuIat Czar.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 31 Kmperor
Nicholas lias received a lettrfr. Presi
dent Sooeevelt congratuhUlac hha upon
the birth of aa belr aa tea4rins good
wicfeea lor a Mfeeeaeftti aai. J&uatrioua