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VOL. XLIV. NO. 13,744.
POBTLAOT), OBEGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1904.
PBIOE FIVE CETSTTS.
EST i VICTIM
Unfrocked for the Re
venge of a Woman.
FRIENDS RALLY TO RESCUE
Bishop Talbot, of Pennsylva
nia, Will Be Put on Trial.
DETECTIVES WORK ON CASE
Charges That Were Smothered in the
Last Triennial General Convention
of the Episcopal Church Will
Be Thoroughly Ventilated.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec 26.
(Special.) Mrs. Emma D. Elliott, In
whose veins flows the blue "blood of
the Southern aristocracy, kith of lead
ers in the smart set of the East End,
and of Consuelo, Duchess of Marl
borough, once a reigning belle of New
port, now silver-haired and a grand
mother. Is the Inevitable woman at
the bottom of the trouble that con
fronts one of the most distinguished
members of the American. Episcopacy,
Right Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, bishop of
Central Pennsylvania. Not since the
trial of Bishop Benjamin Tredwell On
dcrdonk, of Now York, 60 years ago,
and that of his brother. Bishop Henry
"Cstlck Ondordonk, of Pennsylvania, in
the same year, 1S44, has the Episcopal
Church in this oountry been threat
ened with a sensation such as impends
in the presentment giving supposedly
forgotten charges against Bishop Tal
bot. The theologian of high rank, an un
frocked priest, physically broken and
saddened by the weight of an alleged
jrroat wrong of which he is the vic
tim, and the woman these three con
stitute the central figures in an ec-'
elfeslastic drama that promises to
dwarf entirely the prosecutions that :
startled ofa,urehE&crt)t u former gen
eration. To Satisfy a Woman's Spite.
Two years ago the country was
rtartled by charges of conspiracy
brought against Bishop Talbot by an
unfrocked rector of his diocese. This
accuser was the Rev. Ingram N. "W.
Irvine, who had been forced from the
pulpit of St. Paul's Church at Hunt
ingdon, Pa., by his bishop and who
told an amazing story that leading
churchmen refused to credit.
The story was, in brief, that in un
frocking Irvine and expelling him in
ignominy from the ministry. Bishop
Talbot had aimed to please a woman
and to gratify her spite.
This astonishing charge was made
in the triennial general convention of
the Protestant Episcopal Church, held
at San Francisco. It was speedily
Irvine was almost friendless, while
Bishop Talbot was mighty in. influ
ence and rich In friends. The upshot
of the whole matter was the dismissal
of Irvine's presentment against Bishop
Talbot, after brief consideration by a
committee of inquiry.
Then, to all appearances, Irvine, tne
unfrocked rector, the dishonored priest,
tfropped out of sight- But as the se
quel shows, powerful friends were even
then rallying to his aid. Two weeks
ago their silent, tireless work of
months bore fruit in a second pre
sentment against Bishop Talbot.
Churchmen Rally to Aid.
A group of the leading bishops of
the country and laymen who are
among the most widely known men of
affairs in the Nation outside of their
church connection have come to the
aid of Irvine, and may be prosecuting
witnesses when charges are heard by
a committee of inquiry within a week.
This presentment Is a very different
document from its predecessor. It is
drawn by Chancellor Henry Budd, of
the diocese of Pennsylvania, and its
seven signers are prominent ecclesias
tics and laymen of Philadelphia and
It not only charges Bishop Talbot
with conspiracy with a woman to ruin
Irvine, but it flatly accuses him of a
dlsnonorable use of the names of fel
Was Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine pub
licly disgraced by being forced to re
llnquish his priestly vestments, the
victim of a woman's vengeance, and
was the defendant under some mys
terious spell of this woman's power
aro questions before the committee
of inquiry, upon whose action depends
a formal trial by a court of seven
Secret committees have journeyed
from New York and Philadelphia to
St. Louis to urge Presiding Bishop
Tuttle to dismiss the charges. Other
secret oommittees have journeyed to
St, Louis to demand a full investiga
tlon. and the presiding bishop, with
out hesitation, has decided that it shall
be the latter.
Detectives Are at Work.
It is said that there is an astound
ing phase of the case, not a breath of
which has yet reached the public, upon
which skilled detectives are at work
in Central Pennsylvania. The detcc
lives, it is understood, have been em
ployed by the wealthy churchmen in
New York and this city, among whom
the same of J. Pierpont Morgan is
raentio. ."wko have come .to the
front to force an Investigation in de
fense of Irvine.
"The chain of new evidence is being
rapidly completed," one of the church
men interested is quoted as saying,
"and if all goe3 as I expect, It will be
my privilege to ask for a dissolution
of the present committee of Inquiry and
for permission to make a new pre
sentment. That presentment Trill as
tound the country."
It never has been denied that the
present Mrs. Elliott divorced at least
two of her former husbands, while ru
mor also declares that Mr. Elliott di
vorced Mrs. Elliott No. 1 on grounds
of desertion," which are unscriptural
and uncanonical, according to the can
ons of' the Episcopal Church. The
present Mrs. Elliott, then Mrs. Coo
lldge, it is said further, was introduced
to Mr. Elliott by the latter's former
wife on the board walk at Atlantic
Was Bishop Talbot in Ignorance?
Whether Bishop Talbot had any Ink
ling of Mrs. Elliott's past is doubtful.
But it was Indirectly the result of the
divorce proceedings that figure in her
history, and especially the divorce in
her husband's case, that the falling
out between the bishop and Dr. Ir
The entire country Is familiar with
the later history of the case -how Dr.
Irvine refused communion to the aris
tocratic divorcee. In which he was at
first sustained by Bishop Talbot, and
later unfrocked and disgraced by him.
The developments now promised are
likely to set the church people agape
The presence of Lawyer Stetson on
this committee Is especially signifi
cant, because of his close affiliation
with J. Pierpont Morgan. Mr. Morgan
was a lay delegate to the general con
vention of the Episcopal Church two
years ago in San Francisco, where Ir
vine ventured his first charges against
his principal foe.
It was noticed that Mr. Morgan was
not one of the delegates who sneered
at the charges. When Mr. Morgan left
San Francisco at the close of that con
tention he carried with him a com
plete record of the case.
EXCESSES BY THE TURKS.
Bulgaria Sends Out a Warning Note
to the Power.
SOFIA, Dec 26. Reports from Ad
rlanople Indicate a recrudenscence of
persecution excesses by the Turks
against the Bulgarians. The Bulgarian
government has notified the foreign
representatives of the excesses and re
quest that they communicate with their
respective governments, calling atten
tion to the possible consequences, and
notifying them that Bulgaria declines
to accept the responsibility.
Empress Thanks Countess Cassini.
ST. PETERSBURG. Doc 26. The
Empress of Russia has. conveyed her
personal thanks to Countess Cassini
for $965 subscribed through her for the
Russian Red Cross.
C02JTENTS OE TODAYS PAPER
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER Maximum tem
perature, 40 degrees ; minimum, S3 decrees.
Precipitation, .01 of an Inch.
TODAY'S 'WEATHER Threatening' with prob
ably occasional light rain or snow flurriea.
Easterly winds. '
Czar issues a ukase on reforms suggested by
the congress ot Zemstvos president. .Pace 1.
Mobilization in Poland leads to riots and pillag
ing of bouses. Pace 3.
M. Wltte again in -high favor with the Czar.
Page 3. ,
Major Langfltt given time to make report on
change In Portland harbor lease voted for.
War in the Far Eat.
General Kodama said to have been recalled for
striking Marshal Oyama. Page 4.
Russians ordered to remove hospital ships
placed In front of war vessels at Port ArV
thur. Page 4.
General Kogi, in command of the besiegers
at Port Arthur, said to be badly wounded.
E. E. Calvin is to become general manager ot
the Southern Pacific in succession to C. H.
Mark ham. Page L
The Chad wick Case.
Extradltive tvarrant for .Dr. Chad wick is re
fused by New York authorities. Page. 3.
Ohio prosecutor forwards affidavit to prove
complicity of man in forgery case. Page 3.
Sheriff Barry will make arrest at wharf and
get his papers afterward. Page 3.
Scandal In Episcopal Church.
Bishop Talbot, of Pennsylvania, to face
charges of unfrocked priest. Page 1.
Disgrace of Rev. I. N. W. Irvine said to have
been accomplished by a woman. Page 1.
Charges sneered at in triennial convention
will be aired in ecclesiastical court. Page 1.
Murdered woman at Colorado Springs believed
to have been Mrs. Bessie Bouton, of Syra
cuse, N. T. Page 4.
C P. Dodge, brought from Texas on perjury
charge, collapses In, his guarded room in
New Tork hotel. Page 3.
New Tork theater-goers have fine bill from
which to select Page 1.
Pan-Presbyterian council may be formed to
bind together all ' of like system. Page 4.
Powder works in Nova. Scotia blow up, "break
ing glass for miles around. Page 5.
Astorla Commercial Club eleven defeats Che-
mawa Indiana. Page 14.
Ex-Champ Ion Sculler Titus wants to row
again Gloss, of Portland. Page 15.
Multnomah defcats-Corvallis 11 to 10. Page 14.
Ship's crew of Dumfriesshire wins boat race.
Pago ID. '
Passenger on Oregon City car becomes vio
lently insane. Page 5.
Belllngham. Wash., dressmaker woood by pris
oner's songst, and now before marriage he is
arrested. Page 5.
rortlaad and Vicinity.
Six Senators hold conference and agree to
form combination to defeat Dr. W. Kuyken
dill lor Presidency of State Senate. Page 1.
Scope ot Lewis and Clark Exposition to be
widened. Page 10.
Senator Mitchell will appear before federal
grand Jury today. Page 16.
George H. Howell is preparing answer to
F. M. Butler. Page 12.
President David Starr Jordan declares be is In
formed by high Russian official that Czar
is insane. Page 15.
Taxpayers will vote on .school questions to
night. Page 10.
' Two sailorssupposed to be drowned. Pago 6.
Commercial and Harlae.
Desperate deadlock in English' hop market.
Steamship Ellarny runs blockade at Vladivos
tok. Page 6.
SriUsh ' freight s-teamcr Drmnelzlev -fere at
.Fire inland. Pse-6.
MEET IN CAUCUS
State Senators Unite to
SIX AGREE AT CONFERENCE
They Claim Nine Sure Votes;
Are Confident of Others,
THEIR CANDIDATE IS CARTER
Thirteen Votes -Are Needed to Con
trol Republican Caucus Nomina
tion for Presidency of the
State Senate. .
A hunch of six State Senators, bent on
defeating Senator W. Kuykendall, of
Lane, "who seeks to bo President of the
upper house of the Oregon Legislature,
caucused in the Imperial Hotel last night.
All hailed from counties outside Multno
mah, yet did not make up the full anti-
Kuykendall force. In their number they
count nine sure votes and possibly 12.
The number of votes needed to control
the Republican caucus Is 13; therefore
the foes of the Lane Senator need sev
eral votes from Multnomah or elsewhere.
The candidate of the antl-Kuykendair
element Is Senator EL V. Carter, of Jack-.
son, who Jumped into the fray last week
and was present at last night's confer
ence. The others were B. W. Haines, of
"Washington; G. S. "Wright, of Yamhill,
Tillamook and Lincoln; Squire Farrar,
of Marion; N. "Whealdon, of Wasco, and
Jay Bowerman, of Gilliam, Sherman and
Hope to Swell Their Ranks.
In their ranks they count W. A. Howe,
of Yamhill: Peter McDonald, of Union
and "Wallowa, and J. A. Laycock, of
Grant, Crook, Klamath and Lake, who
will Increase their force to nine. In ad
dition they think it possible to enlist
with them EC M. Crolsan, of Marlon, who
is understood to be foot-loose so far; W.
H. Hobson. of Marlon and Linn, who,
thoughv they have heard Is -under pledge
to Kuykendall, they believe is stilt free,
like Senator Crolsan, and C. W. Notting
ham, of Multnomah, who has not yet
divulged his preference for President; but
Is "understood to be leaning away from
Kuykendall thus further Increasing their
combination to 12. Then they hope to In
ducts possibly J. S. Coke, of Coos and
Curry, whose support is understood to be
claimed by the Kuykendall workers, but
whose real attitude is yet a mystery; U.
S. Loughary, of Polk, who has declared
for himself that he is still free of any
alliance. They also have as a reserve
hope the. possibility of winning over Dan
J. Malarkey, the slate-breaking Senator
from Multnomah, who they understand,
however, would be loth to act independ
ently of his own county. Then, too,
they have in mind a plan for drawing a
majority or all of Multnomah's Senators
to their formidable movement, inasmuch
as this county does not seem to desire
the Presidency for itself. And inasmuch
as Senator Browneil Is known to be ag
grieved at Senator Kuykendall, they
think that in a secret ballot In caucus
the Clackamas gentleman might vote
against the Lane . gentleman.
Strong Force Represented.
A potent force was represented,
therefore, at last night's conference.
It is such a force as seems bound to
make trouble for the Kuykendall boom.
It comes from an accretion of various
elements both anti-Kuykendali and
anti-Mitchell which have gravitated
together in one week, or since Senator
Carter announced his candidacy.
Though the movement is headed by
Senator Carter, and a large part of its
members prefer him to any other op
position candidate, still it might line
up behind any one of several other
anti-Kuykendali men, among them be
ing Dan J. Malarkey, who is favored
by the Eastern. Oregon contingent, but
who is opposed by several "Western
Oregon Senators, among them being TV.
A. Howe, G. S. "Wright and E. W.
Haines. Mr. Carter has said he will
withdraw in favor of any man whom
the anti-Kuykendali Senators desire to
take up with, and that he plunged into
the scrap not alone because he would
like to be President himself, but more
because he desired to save the gavel,
from going to the Lane man by default
of any opposition. It is his opinion that
Senator Kuykendall would certainly
have won had not somebody taken the
field against him.
Strength of Or. Kuykendall.
To show how much stronger their force
is than Kuykendall's, Carter men nver
that the Lane candidate has only four
Senators, besides his Own, pledged to him'
those being R. A. Booth, of Lane, Doug
las and Josephine; John L. Hand, of
Baker, Malheur and Harney; Jay Tuttle,
of Clatsop, and George C. Browneil, of
Clackamas, the last-named of whom. is.
not at heart a Kuykendall supporter. The
only other votes Senator Kuykendall can.
possibly hope to win outside Multnomah,
say the followers of the Jackson Senator,
are those of U. S. Loughary. of Polk;
J". S. Coke, of Coos and Curry: "W. H.
Hobson, of Marion and Linn, and E. M.
Crolsail, of Marlon making a total of
nine, the two last-named of whom, how
ever, they .say are by no means Kuy
Consequently the Carter people declare
that they can show more strength out
side Multnomah than can the Kuykendall
people; therefore the choice is up to
Multnomah whether to elect the man
from Jackson or the man from Lane.
Multnomah Holds Balance.
That Multnomah holds the balance of
3ower in the fight for president Is obvi
ous; bow it will use that power le yet a
mystery. Both Carter, and Kuykendall
boomers are working for an alliance with
this county. The Carter people regret that
Henry E. McGinn has resigned from the
Senate,- for they - believe that with his
and Nottingham's aid', they might make
combinations elsewhere so as not to need
any more' aid from this county. They are
speculating whether Multnomah's six
Senators, hot including Senator Notting
ham, will vote as a unit or will split if
the latter think themselves safe, for they
say they can muster more votes outside
Multnomah than can Kuykendall. -
And both sides are Intensely Interested
In -the, question whether Multnomah will
have a candidate of Its own. Some anti
Kuykendali elements believe Malarkey
could Mill be elected; others that circum
stances are more favorable for him than'
ever before. It Is assumed that if Mult
nomah should put forth a man he .would
be the most logical candidate, since C: W.
rioason has saw he will not enter the
The common assumption In this county
Is that Multnomah will hot try to win
the presidency until 1907 and that by hold
ing back its candidate this time,' It will
be surer to win next. On this assumption
It is Ineferred that the Multnomah Sena
tors will vote for the man who can bring
them the most votes In 1507; indeed sev
eral Senators from Multnomah have' said
as much. But since more of Senator Kuy-
Kendairs supporters will end their terms
with this session than of Senator Carter's,
friends of the latter are Insisting that it
Is in Multnomah's interest to support
tne jacKson man.
DESIRE ACTION POSTPONED.
Many Republicans Would Pass Mer
chant Marine Bill to Next Congress.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
ington, Dec 26. Conversations with Re
publican Congressmen from various sec
tions of the country show conclusively
that no small element In the majority
party in Congress would be very glad if
action .on the merchant marine shipping
bill framed by the Merchant Marine Com
mission could be postponed until the next
Congress. There are many Republicans
who do not personally indorse this sub
sidy measure, but who would vote for it
if pressed by the House leaders. These
members are anxious for a delay, and
will urge the passage of a compromise
measure, such as has already been pre
sented to both Houses of Congress.
White there Is a great deal of opposi
tion to a general ship subsidy, it is felt
that there would be comparatively little
opposition to a bill requiring that all
supplies for use on the Panama Canal
.and . at the coaling station at Guanta-
namo, Cuba, be shipped In American bot
toms. If it becomes apparent that the
general subsidy bill, which embodies these
provisions. Is going to meet determined
opposition, it will probably be decided to
allow the general bill, framed by the
commission, to go over, and to press only
the bill pertaining to Panama ond Guan-
There seems to be little doubt that such
a bill as this could pass, as it Is in line
with. the .bills passed last session extend
ing the coastwise laws to the Philippine
Islands, and- requiring the use of American-
vessels in the shipment of Army and
2BESIDENT IAS TO W0SK
Only a Portion of the Day Given Up
"WASHINGTON, Dec 26. Christmas
Monday was observed as a holiday in
the National capital. All executive de
partments were closed and there was a
general suspension of private business.
The weather was disagreeable and the
ground was covered with sleet.
To President Roosevelt the day was
less of a holiday than to many of his
fellow-cltlzehs. He spent considerable
time In his office and also kept a num
ber of engagements which had been
made for the day.
During the afternoon the- President,
in company with Senator Lodge, went
out for a walk. The Christmas dinner
of the Presidential family was glyen
at the usual hour tonight and was a
Jew-Baiting is Stopped.
KISHINEFF, Dec. 6. Acting-Governor
Block's proclamation seems to have ef
fectually stopped the agitation started by
the Bessarablsts against the Jews. He
threatened the severest penaiticB-for -any
attempts to inflame the minds of the
people or to disturb the peace.
Roosevelts at the Opera.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26. Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Miss Alice Roosevelt and the
latter's brother, Kermlt, arrived in
New York today to spend the holidays.
They atended a performance of "Parsi
fal" at the Metropolitan Opera-House.
SLATED TO SUCCEED C.
MANAGER OF THE
E. XCALyiN, GENERAL. MANAGER OF THE O. R. X. CO.
UKASE IS GIVEN
Czar Touches on the
Subjects of Reform.
PLEDGE. IS NOT SPECIFIC
Council of Ministers to Report
Measure of Relief.
ASSEMBLY IS NOT MENTIONED
Freedom of Ail Creeds Is Among the
Subjects to Be Dealt With.Though
the Jews Are Not Given
. Special Mention.
SUBJECTS TOR REFORM.
Legal redress for all who have suf
Local and municipal institutions to be
given the widest scope possible in the
administration ot local affairs.
Independence of the courts to toe as
sured so as to give all. persons ot all
classes, equality before the law.
State insurance for the protection of
To secure citizens against arbitrary
Religious freedom in the Empire.
Unnecessary repressive laws to be re
scinded. Fullest possible liberty to the press.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 26. Emper
or Nicholas long-expected reform
ukase was isused tonight. The docu
ment deals, under eight heads, with
practically all the subjects brought to
the Emperor's attention by the memo
rial of the congress of Zemstvos presi
dents held here last month and, while
not specifically, pledging the govern
ment to carry out the various reforms
In their entirety, as demanded by the
memorial, promises that each shall be
referred . to the Council of Ministers
-w 1 1 h orders' to report promptly on the
fullest measure of relief which can bo
accorded on the various subjects.
One question not, touched by the
ukase is that of the constitutional as
sembly. Neither Is the Jewish religion
specifically mentioned, though freedom
for all creeds or sects, whether Chris
tian or otherwise, is among the sub
jects which will be dealt with
in brief, the subjects which will be
referred to committees of the Council
of Ministers early report are a "just
and equitable enforcement of existing
laws, with a view to securing the har
' raonious administration of all the
Second Zcmstvo organization, with
a View to giving the widest latitude
and autonomy to the various Zemstvos,
calling additional Zemstvo representa
tives where required, and creating
smaller Zemstvo units capable of deal
ing directly with the local needs of the
. . Equality Before the Law.
Third Equality of all citizens be
fore the law, this touching the much
mooted question of .peasant equality
before the courts.
Fourth Arranging a scheme of
workmen's assurance for the benefit
And participation of factory workers
throughout the empire.
Fifth To secure citizens against ar
H. MARKHAM AS GENERAL
bitrary arrest and to accord immunlty
for harsh action of the police, except
in the cases of persons known to be
conspiring to commit overt acts
against the stability of the state.
Sixth The religious freedom of all
subjects of the empire, without re
spect of creed or manner of worship.
Seventh For rescinding all unnec
essary repressive laws, leaving in force
only those designed for the participa
tion' of peasants, and for the benefit
generally of subjects of the Empire.
Eighth To accord the fullest possi
ble measure of liberty to the press,
and the removal, as far as possible, of
the various restrictive laws.
Ukase Issued Very Late.
The ukase was issued so late that
Its contents were not generally known
even In the newspaper offlcs until
after midnight. Among those able to
express an opinion, it was considered
to be a document whose ultimate value
depended largely upon the. interpreta
tion given by the various committees
as to the measure of liberty which it
is possible to grant under the various
Naturally, it has not met the fullest
wishes of the Liberals, but, on the
other hand, it Is regarded by the re
actionaries as promising entirely too
much in the direction of liberal re
forms. It Is complained also that
there Is some ambiguity of expression
in the various sections of the docu
ment, which must be left for Interpre
tation by those to whom the various
reforms are entrusted.
LIBERAL IN PROMISES.
Text of the Reform drder Promul
gated by Emperor Nicholas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec 26. An im
perial ukase Issued tonight makes de
cidedly liberal promises under a num
ber of heads. It promises an equal and
full enforcement of existing laws; as
sures the Zemstvo of the fullest possi
ble measure of self-government and the
enforcement of the laws now existing
in their behalf; promulgates a scheme
of workingmen's insurance; extends
the liberty of the press and promises a
full legal trial of all persons accused.
The Imperial degree, which is entitled
"a scheme for the improvement of the
administration of the state," i3 address
ed to the Senate, and is as follows:
"In accordance with the revered will
of our crowned predecessor, and think
ing unceasingly of the welfare of the
realm entrusted to us by God, we re
gard it as our duty and the govern
ments duty, in conjunction with un
deviating maintenance of the lmmuta
billty of the fundamental laws ot the
Empire, to have untiring care for the
country's needs, distinguishing all that
is really in the interests of the Russian
people from tendencies not seldom mis
taken and Influenced by transitory cir
cumstances. Change Must Be Met.
"When the need of this or that change
is proved ripe, then we consider it nec
essary to meet it. even though the
transformation, to which this leads in
volves the Introduction of essential in
novations In legislation. "We do not
doubt that the realization of such an
Undertaking will meet with the sympa
thy of the well-disposed section of our
subjects, who see the true prosperity
of the fatherland in the support of civil
tranquility and the uninterrupted satis
faction of the daily needs of the peo
ple. "Placing In the forefront of our care
thought for the best ordering of the
life of the most numerous of our es
tates, the peasant population, we may
remark that this matter Is already
"Simultaneously with a detailed In
vestigation, of the initial proposals of
the Ministry of the Interior, which are
now being carried out locally, confer
ences are now being held by commis
sioners specially selected from among
the most experienced of the highest
administrative officials regarding the
most Important question of peasant
life, assisted in their investigation of
the general needs of the agricultural
Industry by the knowledge and exper
ience of local committees. "We com
mand those of labor to bring the laws
regarding peasants into unity with the
general Imperial legislation, thereby
facllifatihg the task of attaining per
manent, security of this estate which,
by decree of the Czar liberator, is rec
ognized as consisting of free citizens
possessing full rights.
Urgent Needs of the People,
"Surveying the wide domain of the
people's uttermost needs, we regard as
urgent in the Interest of the legal
strengthening of civil and public life:
"First The adoption of effective
measures for safeguarding the law In
Its full force as the most Important
pillar of the throne of the autocratic
empire, in order that its inviolate ful
fillment for all alike shall be regarded
as the first duty by all the authorities
and in all places subject to us; that Its
nonfulfillment shall inevitably bring
with It legal responsibility for every
arbitrary act, and that persons who
have suffered wrong by such acts shall
be enabled to secure legal redress.
"Second That local and (municipal in
stitutions should be--g,ven as wide
scope as possible in the administration
of various mattera affecting local wel
fare, and that they should have con
ferred upon them the necessary lnde
pendence within legal limitations, and
that representatives of all sections of
the population interested In local mat
ters should be called upon, in equitable
conditions, to take part in those insti
tutions with a view to the completest
satisfaction possible of their needs. Be
.sldes the government's and Zemstvo
district institutions hitherto existing
there should also be established In con
nection with them public institutions
for the administration of local affairs
In localities of smaller extent.
"Third That, in order to secure
equality of persons of all classes be
fore the law, steps should be taken to
bring about the necessary unification
of judicial procedure throughout the
empire and to assure Independence of
Insurance for Workmen.
"Fourth That for the future develop
ment of the measures Introduced by us
for the protection of workmen in factories,
workshops and commercial establishments,
attention is to be given to the question
of the introduction of state insurance for
"Fifth That there should be a revi
sion of the exceptional laws decreed at
the time of an unparalleled outbreak of
criminal activity on the part of the ene
mies of public order, and the application
of which was attended with a grave ex
tension of the discretionary power of the
administrative authorities; and that at
the same time steps should bo taken for
circumscribing their application within
the narrowest possible limits and for as.
suiing that limitation o( the rights, of
private persons involved In that appllca.
.(Concluded ea Foso Three, i.
n GOES UP
To Be General Manager
of Southern Pacific
SUCCEEDS C. H. MARKHAM
Positive Assurance Is Given at
Union Pacific Headquarters.
HENDERSON ACCOMPANIES HIM
Silent Man Has Very Warm Regard
for Superintendent of the San Pe
dro & Salt Lake, According
to Inside Information.
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 26. (Special.)
"While no official announcement has as
yet been made, it Is stated positively at
Union Pacific headquartera today that
E. E. Calvin, the silent man, as he i3
known throughout the Harriman system,
will be Charles H. Markbam's successor
as general manager of the Southern Pa
cific. The resignation of F. W. Henderson,
superintendent of the San Pedro &. Salt
Lake, Is of special significance in this
connection. When Mr. Calvin was gen
eral superintendent of the Oregon Short
Line Mr. Henderson was his assistant
There was a warm friendship between tha-v
two men, and it was- expected thatM.
Henderson would follow Mr. Calvin as he,
moved upward. His appcifcment with
the San Pedro separated them time,
but it is now well understood by those ort
the Inside that he has resigned to go with
Mr. Calvin to the Southern Pacific.
A Union Pacific official said today that
when "W. H. Bancroft went to San Fran
cisco to relieve Mr. Markham he was
given authority to name Mr. Markham'a
successor, and he at once offered tho
position to Mr. Calvin, who had been his
right-hand man for years. Mr. Calvin Is
said to have accepted the position some
Mr. Henderson severs his connection
with the San Pedro December 21 and will
be succeeded by H. E. "Van Housen, an.
old-time Union Pacific man who has been
superintendent ofthe Cotton Befr.
'TnTRT? v fJTVKN WARM WKMMl
Playgoers a Fine Choice'
NEW YORK, Dec. 26. With several
openings and a number sof changes of
bills Christmas Monday was a notable day
for the New York theatergoers. Edward
Terry, the English actor, with, a company
from his native land, made his first ap
pearance in this city At the Princess
Theater this afternoon In "The House of
Burnside." At the Knickerbocker Theater
tonight Viola Allen entertained a big
audience as "Perditla" In an elaborate
production of "The Winter's Tale," while
Maud Adams came back to the Empire in.
an old favorite, "The Little Minister."
The New York Inaugurated a new price
scale, with seats running from 25 cents
to $1 with the production of "Home
Folks." Frltzl Scheft in light opera and
the first two matinee productions of
"Parsifal" in grand opera were two of
the other interesting events of the day.
Mr. Terry's play Is an adaptation of
George Mitchell's "La Maison." A largo
audience welcomed the star and his com
pany and he was repeatedly called before
the curtain. Throughout the play tho
performera were given the heartiest com
mendation. Cynthia Brooke, the leading
lady, is an American; but has never acted
In this country before, and she and
Beatrice Terry, a niece of Ellen Terry,
who is not a stranger to New York, were
Crowded houses at the two perform
ances In the New York Theater today
welcomed tho presentation of "Home
Folks," an American comedy by C. T.
Dazey. "Home Folks" is of the type
made familiar by "Old Kentucky," with,
the addition of a stirring element of broad
humor that kept the audience in laughter
throughout the four acts. The action la
laid in Illinois, soon after the close of the
Civil War and there are many exciting,
as well as humorous scenes. William
Ingersoll as John Selby, a candidate for
the Legislature, and Crystal Heme had
the leading parts.
One of the notable performances of tho
evening was Frltzl SchefC's revival of the
ever-charming "Fatlnltza," the first of a
number of the better-known light operas
she will produce at the Broadway. Sha
sang the role of "Valdmir," which af
forded room for the display of both her
voice and her charm of manner and was
supported by an especially able company,
Rlcheling sang the tenor role of the war
correspondent, and Louis Harrison
was the reprobate Pasha. Tho sprightly
opera was finely mounted and Its tradi
M0EE TIME IS GIVEN"..
Langfltt Working on Portland Har
bor Line Report.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec 26. The Chief of Engineers
has authorized Major Langfltt to delay
his report on the advlslblllty of changing
the Portland harbor lines between the
Burnslde-street bridge and the Alaska
dock until . he can collect further data
which he deems essential. Several
months ago the wharf-owners on the west
side of the river made request that the
harbor lines be extended further into the
river, so that they might be permitted, to
extend their docks..
It was shown that at low stages of the
river there are at places not more than
five or six feet of water In front of some
of these wharves, gendering them prac
tically useless. The wharf-owners desire
the privilege of extending their docks Into
the stream clear to the edge of the chan
nel, so that vessels of deep draft can
dock without difficulty. This can only be.
done by changing the harbor lines.
In a recent letter to the War Depart
ment, Major Langfltt stated that he was
not yet prepared to pass on the merits of
tho request, and asked that the matter
ba poatponed until he could secure fur
ther data. It may require Dever&l months!
to get th.9 lnformtlprj daslrgd.