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VOL. XLTV. KO. 13,735. . PORTLAND. OSEGOM, FKEDAY, DECEMBER 16,
Portland Postoffice Will
Be Too Small.
MOVE FOR ANOTHER WING
Commercial Club Has Fulton
rHE FAVORS NEW BUILDING
Oregon Delegation to Decide Whether
to Work to This End or for Exten
sion of Present Plans, When
Club Is Heard From.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Doc. 16. At the roquest of the
Commercial Club of Portland Senator
Folton. accompanied by State Republi
can Chairman Baker, called on the Su
jrrvising Architect today to see what
( in be done to provide more room for
x'-r- Portland Postoflioe. A telegram
l" m T. E. Wilcox, prosidont of the
mmerclal Club,, state that the wings
j-"v being added to the building will
r afford all the apace nocossary for
I r rostoflice, and suggests that work
m the wing) be suspended until some
1 -thcr plan of oxionsion can be de
vupervWns Architect Taylor, who
v s never in favor of enlarging the old
Jutland Postomce, but from the first
a H orated the erection of a new build
3 "P. says it will be impracticable to
f.' P work on the wings which are bo-
arfded to the building on the west,
c-i.. . tally aa he has just entered into
agreement with the contractor
v frcby the b1lding is- to be com
r led several months ahead of the
c 'itractod time and turned over to the
(i"Hirnment the Urat of next June.
T'io Commercial Club, it scorns, ad
- ites further enlargement of the
I idln by adding another wing on
t f;it to correspond to the wings
i v.- being completed, but the Supervis
. H Architect is decidedly opposed to
f either remodeling the old building
U7jm would much prefer to erect an en
t c. new PowtofBxe. fhe Commercial
ib has a plan tp. view, wlil-h hus been
i- warded to Senator Fulton. When
t is is rocolved he will confer further
u-tli the Supervising Architoct and de
termine whether -it Is hotter to seek
t i appropriation for adding a new
wing to the old building or to procure
an appropriation for a new Postoffice.
Jt is recognized that oven if anothor
v mg is added to the old building It
ivvuld be but a few years at the rate
Portland is growing before still greater
accommodations will be demanded. All
things considered, it seems far more
.lv liable to secure authorization for a
rrw building than to demand further
amounts on the old building.
BOTH CONDEMN HITCHCOCK.
Mitchell and Hermann Consider He Is
I'REGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Dec. 15. (Special.) The Philadel
33fia Press today prints a long interview
vj'l Secretary Hitchcock in which the
Snrctary states that the opposition to
3um com ok entirely from men who are
inflved in land frauds, and who are en
ccaorlng to force him out of the Cab-
i"-r't because he is an obstacle In their
"Raj. In the course of the interview the
Secretary, discussing frauds in Orogon,
again brings in the names of Senator
JMiTchell and Representative Hermann,
though saying nothing not heretofore
jTirted. His remarks, while not openly
Sknd tllrocUy connecting them with the
frauds, drags Mitchell and Hermann In
in such a way as to convey the Impres
sjon mat they are really involved. Both
ililehell and Hermann very blttcrlv con
Jfmn the Secretary for his persecution
cf them and the methods to which he
resorts, but neither cares to be quoted.
Senator Mitchell says the Secretary's in
tcrview shows the Secretary animus
and the clearly established fact that he
Is persistently resorting to cowardly
xnrans to damage him.
S- nator Mitchell said today: n defy
J5c: retaiy Hitchcock and everybody oiee
t produce the first fragment of proof
t: a; I ever had any Improper connection
nAii the oases at issue or have in any
wbv been involved In land frauds."
Representative Hermann said today
that if he is desired as a witness in the
land fraud case that has been postponed
ur ' . March, lie will gladly go on the
stand and tell everything he knows about
t! ' ease. He says he "is more interested
tl an anyone else in seeing the rascals
trught to justice, and will gladly con-t-
ute any information .that wIH aid to
tt .t end.
S nator Mitchell said today that if the
c.i5 s which are postponed are called for
triil whoa he can attend. He will will
ingly go on the stand and testify.
Neat Compliment Paid Baker.
'REGONION NEWS BUREAU, Wash
gton. Dec. IS. Socrotary Dover, of
t National Republican Commlttoo,
t-'Iay paid State Chairman Baker, of
O-egon. a very neat compliment. Chair
in., a Bakor called on Mr. Dover in com
pj..j with Senator Fulton. Mr. Dover
c-ngratulatod Mr. Bskar on Iris work
In the campaign, declaring he was the
jn"st active chairman in the entire
Foster Postpones Return Home.
GRKGOMAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash-
ington, Dec 15. Senator Foster has de
cided to postpone his return to Tacoma
until Congress adjourns for the holidays
DEPUTY INVOLVED IN SCANDAL
Ended Life When Relations With
Wife's Daughter Became Known.
PARIS, Dec IS. The circumstances at
tending the death of Deputy Gabriel
Syveton, who was found dead from
asphyxiation in his apartments at Neull
ly, December 8, are developing into a
domestic drama of startling magnitude
Although the authorities refuse to speak
pending their Investigation, many sensa
tional features have already come to light.
It is,ostablished that the wife of M. Syve
ton was about to apply for a divorce on
the ground of improper relations between
M. Syveton and Madame Menard, a
daughter of Madame Syveton by a for
Both M- Menard and Mme. Syvoton had
accused the Deputy of those relations and
a family council took place shortly be
fore Syveton's death, at which violent
scones were enacted, M. Menard declaring
that it was the duty of the Deputy to put
a bullet through his head, and Mme. Syvo
ton announcing her purpose of securing a
divorce. This was on the eve of M. Syve
ton's trial for assaulting War MInlstor
Andre in the Chamber of Deputies No
vember 4. The peputy foresaw the pub
lic disclosure of his relations with his
wife's daughter, and thereupon committed
suicide for the purpose of averting the
COMMITS SUICIDE IN COUET.
Drayman Draws RazorWhen Divorced
Wife Appears in Court.
SALT LAKE, Dec. 15. A shocking
tragedy was enacted in the Police Court
today. W. J. Carroll, a drayman, had
been arraigned, charged with assault and
battery upon his former wife, who secured
a divorce from him ) in May last. Mrs.
Carroll had testified to the assault and
Carroll was called to the stand. Arising,
he. dramatically exclaimed:
"If that woman wants to make those
charges against me. she can do it"
Then he quickly drew a razor from his
pocket, drew the blade three times across
his throat and fell to the floor. He was
dead before a surgeon could reach him.
DEMAND STEWART GO.
Prohibitionists Believe His Resigna
tion Will Bring Harmony.
CHICAGO, Dec 15. After an all-day
session of the Prohibition National Ex
ecutive Committee, where heated debate
varied "from personal invective and vllll
ilcation to a demand for prayer for gui
dance. National Chairman Oliver W.
Stewart, of Chicago, was at midnight
deemed a necessary sacrifice to party har
mony, and his resignation was practically
demanded by a vote og 24 to 20 of the
members of the National Committee
Passes 2,000,000 Mark as City.
BERLIN, Dec. 16. Berlin has passed
the 2,000,000 mark in the population of the
city proper. The police register shows
2,OfL500 Inhabitants. The adjoining sub
urbs have a population of nearly 750,000
CONTENTS Or TODAY'S PAPER."
TODAY'S Partly cloudy; variable winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 54
degrees; minimum teinporaturc, 44 de
grees; precipitation, 0.05 inch.
K us so -Japanese War.
Japanese frcoly ceurtod death in making
attack on Sevastopol. Page 5.
Sevastepel is badly damaged aft Page 5.
Touching story of herobsm and dcvetlen of
two wounded Russian soldiers. Page S.
Hungarian Parliament is again in an uproar
on aoeeuntof new rules. Page 5.
Irish Parliamentary party demands gov
ernment relief In West Ireland. Page 5.
Prominent rural carriers who were teo ac
tive politically are removed from the serv
ice. Page 1.
New Portland PestefSoe will not be large
enowgh. and architect is asked to provide
for eonetruetlen of another wing. Page 1.
Senate agree to vote on Philippine admin
istration bill today. Page 4.
Cannon breaks tic vote on resolution to con
sider bill to improve currency conditions.
i-rominent Mormon explains how he was
"sealed" to wife at Smoot inquiry. Page 4.
Banker BeekwKh, one of her victims, calls
on prisoner and implores her to tell all.
Promise! Cleveland criminal lawyer is re
tained. Page S.
Crowds are anxious to get a gHmpse of
the woman, but Sheriff forbids. Page 1.
Four men are scalded to death and four
badly Injured by explosion on battloshlp
Massachusetts. Page 1.
Suspension bridgo at Charleston, W. Va.,
collapses, three schoolgirls are drowned
-and Ave people Injured. Page 1. 4
State rests in Kan Patterson case. Page 5.
Pacific Coast Baseball League advances ad
mission te 5c; Judge McCrecdie made
vice-presldont. Pago 7.
O'Kcefe's seconds threw up ppenjro In 11th
round of fight with Gardner. Page 7.
' Paolflc Coast
Oregon Good Itoeds Association clocts old
elSeera, Page G.
legislative delegations arrive .at ne conclu-
h on fishing laws at Astoria confer
ence. Page s.
Spokane Judge Issues a number of heavy
benteaees. Page G.
Commercial and Marine.
"Wool dip of Wallowa County contracted for.
Steaks staggiau at Now York Page 15.
Eaatern mills hert of wheat Page 46.
San Pranclsco wheat market firmer. Page 1C.
Schooner Luey ashore on. Umpe.ua bar. Page
Grain shipments for yoar nearly endel.
Portland and Vicinity.
Attorney Perrwra says all old iawyors are
fossils. Page 10.
Woodmen planning to initiate ene thousand
members in February. Page 10.
Seven Lewis and Clark Exposition buildings
are completed and roady far -exhibits.
Price of lumber is on the increase. Page 14.
City Engineer Bliiott tenders his resignation
and Mayor Williams accepts it immediate
ly.' Page 10.
Bert Yetter confesses that he shot himself
and concocted hold-up story to get money
from railway. Page 14.
Senator Carter running good race for Presi
dency of the Senate Pago XI.
Mauison Welch conducts unofficial investi
gation of Morrison-street bridge. Psjre 0.
TEN MILLIONS PUT IN
Man Who Is Close to Heinze Is
Leader in Scheme.
Amalgamated Coppor, Standard Oil,
and Morgan Stocks, Like United
States Steel, Are to Be Pro
tected From Raids.
BOSTON. Mass., Dec. 15, (Special.) A
poworful pool, with a backing of 510.000.-
000, and more at Its disposal. If needed,
has been formed by Boston, New York
and Chicago capitalists to flght Thomas
W. Lawson in the latter's mad opera
tions when the latter take the form of
bear raids and "killing" some of the lead
ing stocks, especially Amalgamated Coo
per and other Standard Oil specialties.
and Morgan stocks, like United States
The methods adopted by the pool are
similar to those used by Laws on with
such remarkable success in the past ten
day advertising bulletins and messages
to the public. William' G. Young, of Chi
cago, who Is closely allied to August P.
Heinze, and who Is said to have an option
on the Amalgamated Copper stock held by
Heinze, Is one of the leaders of the pool.
R. Donnelly Is said to represent United
States Steel Interests, and other men rep
resenting Standard Oil, Amalgamated
Copper and certain other concerns are
participants. Young has been in confer
ence with Lawson, spending last Frlday
and Saturday In ah effort to reach an
agreement without success. He now says
his syndicate will flght Lawson tooth and
COLONEL GREENE IN BOSTON.,
People Now Looking Forward to Time
When He Shall Meet Lawson.
BOSTON. Mass.. Dec 15. fRnodnl
Colonnl William C. Greene, president of
the Greene Consolidated Coppor Company,
who has been hurling defiance at Thomas
W. Lawson for three days, declaring he
would call upon him and call him such pet
names as "liar, faker, charlatan and rob
ber of widows and orphans," arrived In
Boston at 9 o'clock tonight and Is now at
the Touralnc. It Is probable that he will
see Mr. Lawson some time during the day.
Colonel Greene came Into town quietly,
without any revolvers of bowle knives In
his boots, and went to the Somerset
where he had a conference with Charles
Hayden, of Hayden, Stone & Co., brokers
of the Greene Company In Boston. From
the Somerset Club he went to the Tour-
alne. and, after loitering about the hotel
lobby for half an hour. Went to bed, glv-
ing orders that he would on no account
be distuiibed. There will be lively times In
the financial district when it is known
that the doughty Colonel has arrived at
WHITESIDE DIES SUDDENLY.
General Who Commanded Department
of Santiago During Spanish War.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. Brigadier-general
Samuel- M. Whiteside, retired, who
had command of tho department of the
Santiago during the Spanish war, died
suddenly In this city today.
Widow of Sam Parks.
NEW YORK. Dec. 15. Through tho
granting of letters of aldmlnistration on
the estate of Sam Parks, formerly of
Chicago, walking delegate, who died at
Sing Sing lust May, while serving a sen
tence for extortion, it has' developed that
THE AGRICULTURAL PALACE, WHICH WAS COMPLETED YESTERDAY. t
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Mrs. Parks, the widow of the labor lead
er, died from a cancer recently In Copen
hagen, Denmark, where she wont for
treatment The. size of Parks' estate is,
LONDON, Dec. 14. Norman
ex-editor of the Athenaeum,
London today of heart disease,
born in 1S13.
BATTLESHIP A DEATHTRAP.
Three Men Are Scalded to Death, and
Four Badly Injured.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 15. Caught
in a trap and helpless to save them
selvos, three men lost their lives and
four others. Including Lieutenant Will
lam C. Cole, were terribly scalded to
day by a rush of steam and boiling
water In the flreroom of the battleship'
Massachusetts, lying at the Leuguc
Island Navy-yard. The dead aref
EDWARD BUB, married, boilermaker and
ANDREW HAMILTON, married, boiler
maker and civilian.
CHARLES UITZEL. boilermaker, helper
Injured: Lieutenant William C.
Cole, U. S. N.. assistant chief onginocr
of the Massachusetts, scalded about the
head and back; William Anderson,
ship's boilermaker. badly scalded;
James Wilson, boilermaker, helper and
civilian employe, scalded; Joseph A.
Duran, boilermaker helper and civil
With the exception of Lieutenant
Colo all the killed and injured resided
In Philadelphia. . Lieutenant Cole re
ceived his injuries in a heroic effort to
rescue the others.
The accident was caused'by the giv
ing way of a gasket or rubber washer
on a boiler on the starboard side of-the
The boiler on which the accident oc
curred had recently been cleaned and
thoroughly tested, and the boilermak
ers were today at work on another
boiler. Without warning the gasket
between the boiler-plate and the bo'ller
head gave way and a terrific rush of
steam and hot water occurred. The
doors of the flreroo'm were closed at
the time, and the only avenue of escape
was a safety ladder. Only one man,
Bramlet a ship's fireman, thought of
the ladder, and he escaped without a
SCHOOLGIRLS FALL TO DEATH.
On Suspension Bridge Which Col
lapses Five People Injure'd.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 15.
Three persons are known to have been
killed and five others seriously Injured
by the collapse of the suspension-bridge
across tho Elk Blver, which connects
East and West Charleston. At the
time the bridge went down there were
six teams and six children on their way
to school and a number of other pedes
trians on the structure.
The bridge went down without warn
ing, but a number of thoso who were
near the ends of-the structure managed
to reach land. Those who went down
with the wreckage fell a distance of 40
feet into the Ice-covered waters of the
river. The depth of the river at this
point is variously estimated at 10 to 20
feet, and whon the iron and lumber
wreckage struck the ice.it broke Into
fragments, and those killed and several
tot the Injured wore thrown- into rthe
water or swept tinder.1 the" Ice fcrther
down the stream. The dead:
MAMIE HIGGINBOTHAM. aged 11 wears,
ANNIE HUMPHREYS, aged 17.
OLtlE GIBBS, aged 15.
The injured: Zella Smith, aged 17,
compound fracture of elbow; William
Holmes, colored, driver, cut and bruised;
Henry Fielder, driver, serious internal
injuries; Elma Tucker, 13, both arms
and leg broken.
Tho bridge was a single span, 500
feet in length, and was built In 1S52.
It has been known to be unsafe for
some time and heavy trafllc was not al
lowed on It The accident was caused
by two cables on the north side slip?
ping from their moorings. When that
side. dropped another cable on the other
side snapped, tl'ie floor tilted and turned
During the f Civil War the cable of
this bridge was cut by General Wise
when he evacuated Charleston, the
bridge at the same time being partly
burned. The same cable was afterward
splicod and has been in use ever since."
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY RECORD
Messages Are Sent 725 Miles in the
East Without Relay.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 15. Wireless
telegraphy messages were sent today
from Kansas City to Cleveland, O.. 725
miles, without relay. This Is said to
be the longest distance overland mes
sage over covered.
Tcingtau, Unable to Confirm Report.
TSINGTAU. Dec. 15. There Is no
confirmation hefro of the report that a
Japanese cruiser Is ashore in Yngching
EXHIBITS TO BE-HOUSED
Agricultural Palace Is One of
DOME TO GLOW BY NIGHT
Administration Group of Structures Is
Also Finished Fir,e Department
Building Will Soon House
Company of 16 Men.
SEVEN BUILDINGS COMPLTED.
AGRICULTURAL PALACE. '
COLONNADE ENTRANCE. -
An important epoch in the history of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition was marked
yesterday when the agricultural palace
and administration group were completed
The administration group consists of the
fire department, public shelter, public
comfort and administration buildings and
the colonnade entrance.
With these additions to the completed
buildings the Exposition stands practically
finished, so far as exhibit palaces are con
cerned, and all doubt Is remov'ed as to the
sufficiency of space for housing exhibits
sent here from St. Louis for storage dur
ing the Winter months. The buildings will
probably be turned over to the State Com
mission tomorrow afternoon at a special
meeting called for the purpose of accept
The agricultural palace Is -by. some odds
the most Imposing structure on the
grounds. It towers high above the other
buildings, and its huge dome may be seen-
for mlleo. In length it is 450 feet wflfn TV,
width of 210 feet. The builder Is J. H.
Bernett, who took the contraot for
Building Is Durable.
Tho interior shows the wonderful dura
bility of the palace, the walls and ru.i
showing one mass of beams and girdh-s.
The floor is placed diagonally and build
ers who have Inspected It agree that the
big building could be rolled over without
destroying its framework. In a number
of places beauty has been sacrificed to
strength upon the advice of Superintend
ent of Construction F. A. Erixon, who
took Into account that the building will
need to be unusually durable in order to
hold the enormous wolght of the combined
exhibits it will contain.
As the name implies, the agricultural
palace will be used for the agricultural ex
hibits from all sections of the country.
An apportionment of 40 per cent of the
space has already been made for the use
of Oregon agriculturists. This space will
be divided among the different counties of
the state such as do not have county pa
vIHons. The remaining 60 per cent of the
space will be allotcd to counties outside
, of Oregon, preference being shown to the
states of the Paeific Coast und Northwest
One distinctive feature of the building's
architecture Is the mammoth dome which
towers above the roof from the center of
the building. This dome is covered with
translucent fabric of a bluish tint The
eptfre Xlome Is fitted with myriads of In
candescent lights,, which convert the su
perstructure into a dome of light Thee
lights will be turned on during each night
.of the Exposition. 4
The fire' department building will serve
I a double purpose. It will be a model en
l gine-housc for exhibit purposes, and the
apparatus will be in readiness for action
in fighting fire should the occasion arise.
Thi building is by many degrees finer and
better appointed than any of the fire sta
tions of the Portland lire department.
There Is nothing incomplete from the
alarm system to the stalls for the horses.
There are all sorts of automatic arrange
ments, and the quarters are arranged so
that one minute should be sufficient time
to clear the engine-house in case of an
Firemen to Be Drilled.
Sixteen men will be. stationed here dur
ing the entire period of the Exposition.
In fact, they will be sent there soon after
the 'first of the year. They will be In com
mand of a captain and will be drilled
thoroughly before the Fair opens in or
der that they may be in shape for exhibi
tion drills. The lire apparatus is -now en
route here from the East and is expected
in the near future. It consists of an en
gine, chemical wagon and hose wagon.
The fire department building joins the
colonnade entrance- on the east side of
the entrance, the west end being joined
by the administration building. ' This
building Is admirably fitted un for offices
and here the Exposition management will
make Its headquarters as will the foreign
commissioners and state representatives
who so desire. The building will contain
The public shelter buildinsr stands as a
sentinel to the Exposition a hundred yards
in rront of the entrance and entirely sep
arate irom the rest of the Exposition. It
is a circular structure In which visitor
may yeek refuge from rain or sun while
waiting for cars.
une puquc . comfort building stands in
front- of the agricultural palace and will
De ntted up with easy chairs. It is built
after the style of an old Spanish mission.
faevon buildings now stand completed
thc"foreign exhibits and liberal arts nal.
aces having been completed and accepted.
some time ago. The next exhibit palace
to be finished i the magnificent forestry
building, which has attracted such wide
attention. The contractors have assured
Air. h.nxson that the Forestry building
vm ut- none oy tno nrst or the year or
very shortly thereafter.
TO GET PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT.
'05 Fair Deal Only Await Approval
of Insular Department.
-Luuia. cec. 15. (Special.) The
Chronicle this evening says:
The sale of a large Philippine exhibit
for ?1G,000 to tho Lewis & Clark Exposi
tion company, is awaiting the author!;
tion of the Insular Department at Wash
ington. A careful and extensive list of
displays, making a very comprehensive
inanimate exhibit, was prepared by the
Philippine Board for the Portland com
pany. The price of $16,000 was ac
cepted by the Western Fair Corporation
and the conclusion of the deal only awaits
the approval of the Washington authori
The exhibit Includes displays from the
ethnological, agricultural, forestry and
other important departments at the "St,
Louis Fair. It Is estimated that the
Lewis and CInrk Company could not du
plicate the- exhibit in the islands and ship
to Portland for double the sum It will pay
for the exhibit to be procured in this city,
DIRECTOR OF WORKS RETU-RNS
Oskar Huber Witnesses Beginning of
Destruction of St. Louis Buildings
Oskar Huber. director of works of. the
Lewis and "Clark Exposition, returned last
night from St Louis, whore he has been
for the past three weeks on official busi
ness. Mr. Huber witnessed the flret work
on tearing down the great exhibit build
ings which are now being wrecked. He
states that two years will be required to
complete the tearing up of the buildings.
Interest continues to grow throughout
the East in the Lewis and Clark Fair,
Mr. Huber says, and everything points to
a large attendance here. Mr. Huber was
the first of the staff to leave St Louis.
He will be followed in a few days by
President Goode, who left St Louis yester
day. T. P. A. MAY ERECT BUILDING.
Four National Representatives Visit
the Exposition Grounds.
After viewing the Lewis and Clark
Exposition grounds yesterday after-
Lnoon, four representatives of the Trav
elers' iTotectivo Association assured
the Exposition managoment that the
Portland Fair will receive tiie hearty
assistance of the Association. The four
representatives had traveled aaross the
continent to investigate. Portland's Ex
position, for anything' affecting tho
commercial interests of the country
similarly affects- tho interests pt the
association. All agreed that they saw
what thoy had not expectsd whon they
visited the beautiful -ground imd noted
iConcluded on Pase 11.)
Wynne Removes Prom
inent Rural Carriers.
TOO ACTIVE POLITICALLY
Candidates for Congress Asked
to Support Legislation.
PLEDGES. WERE DESIRED
The Circular Letter Contains Expres
sion, "We Must Help the Fellows
That Help Us" Other Cases
Are Under Investigation.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 15-As the result
of an investigation of their activity dur
ing the recent political campaign. Warren
F. Tumber, a rural mailcarrier at lock
port, N. Y., and H. W. Aldrich, a rural
carrier of Concord, N. H., both of the
National Association of Rural Free De
livery Carriers, were today removca
forthwith from the Government service
by Postmaster-General Wynne.
Tumber is secretary of the National As
sociation of Carriers, and he and Aldrich
are members of its executive board. The
charges, the investigation of which by
postoffice inspectors resulted in today's
action, was that the dismissed men sent
out circular letters during the last cam
paign to candidates for Congress urging
legislation In the interest of the carriers
and demanding that the men to whom
the letters were addressed pledge them
selves to vote for such legislation.
President Cunningham, who was dis
missed Tuesday, and Secretary Tumber,
according to the postal authorities,
framed the circular, and Tumber signed
it as secretary and issued.it
Aldrich was one of the exeoutive com
mittee who agreed on the work which
was subsequently carried out A number
of the letters sent out are in the posses
sion of the Postoffice Department In
one of the papers on file is the expres
sion, "We must look out for ourselves
and help the fellows" that help us. A
number of other cases are under consid
eration, but the question of the guilt of
the employes involved has not yet oecn.
BELM0UT ELECTED PRESIDENT
National Civic Federation Elects Offi
cers at Dinner.
NEW YORK, Dec. 15. August Belmont
was tonight elected president of the Na
tional Civic Federation to suceed the lute
Senator 'Hanna. The election took place
at the dinner of the Notional Civic Feder
ation, which was held at the Park-Avenue
Hotel. The other officers chosen were;
First vice-president. Samuel Gompers;
second vice-president, Oscar S. Strauss;
chairman of the ways and means commit
tee, Henry Phipps; treasurer. Charles A.
Moore; chairman welfare committee, H. H.
Vreeland: Chairmen trade committee,
Francis L. Robbins and John Mitchell;
chairman executive council, Ralph M.
Easley: secretary", Samuel B. Donnelly.
The dinner was attended by 270 mem
bers of the Federation. Samuel Gomper3
acted as toastmaster.
Andrew Carnegie, who was unable to
be present because of ill-health, sent an
address, which was read.
The creation of an International body
based on the National Civic Federation
as it exists at present In this country
was forecasted by Ralph M. Easley, chair
man of the executive committee, in a re
port to the National executive committee.
A letter from President Roosevelt to
First Vice-President Samuel Gompers
was read. The President said in part:
'"My Dear Sir: 1 am in hearty accord
and sympathy with the purposes of the
National Civic Federation in its efforts for
the establishment of more rightful rela
tions, between employers and employes. It
is a movement so praiseworthy and so
thoroughly American in conception that
It should, as a matter of course, receive
the earnest support of all good citizens
who are awake to 'the vital needs of our
MANY READY TO SLAY HTM.
Assassin of Von Plehve Only One of
One Hundred Volunteers.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 15. From tho
lips of a high personage who attended the
trial of Sasoneff, the assassin of Minister
of the Interior Von Plehve, the Associ
ated Press Is enabled to give tho sub
stance of the prisoner's speech, in which
he strove to justify his act Sasoneff
spoke calmly and eloquently, explaining
the aims and objects of the Socialist rev
Sasoneff recited a list of acts for which
Voa Plehve was condemned, including
the persecution of Finns, the slaughtering
of workmen at Zlatoust, the murder of
Jews at Klshlnef and the spoliation of
Armenians, besides his treatment of So
cialists. When the committee of the fight
ing organization decided on Von Plehve s
death there were over 100 volunteers to
execute the 3entenc.
Sasonff was selected and was told he
would have an accomplice, but he dii not
know the name of this accomplice until
he saw Slkorifsky after the murder. Sa
soneff declared that it was with horror
and loathing that, he undertook to deprive
a human being of life, but that he realized
that "the monster Von Plehve could only
be met with the monster, death."
Ex-Labor Leader Released on Bail.
NEW YORK. Dec. 15. Philip Wttn
simer, ex-president of the Building
Trades Alliance, who has been in the
Tombs since October la last, under sen
tence to- Sing Sing for extortion, was re
leased today in UO.OOO cash, ball.
en Indicted for Frauds Missing.
PUEBLO. Colo., Dec. 15. Eight of the
men recently indicted by the grand jury
new investigating the alleged election
rrands. cannot be found. It is thought
they have,' left the city to avoid arrest