Jttwttitt $ mm nam. VOL.XLT. NO. 13,815. PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 20t 1905. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WHY SMITH LIED Chief Mprmon Afraid of Being Led Into Trap, RECEIVER OF REVELATIONS Denied This Before Congress ional Investigators. EXPLAINS TO THE FAITHFUL Ex-Senator Cannon Cast Out as Anti Christ That He. May Have More Liberty to Express Himself Outside the Fellowship. SALT TAKE CITY, Utah, March 13. CSpeclal.) President Joseph F. Smith, of the Mormon Church, today spoke In de fense of himself and the position taken by him on the witness stand before the Smoot Investigating committee In Wash ington. In his testimony President Smith stated that, since becoming presi dent of the church he had not received any revelations. , Smith today said that he had had -revelations in the past, and still continued to have them. The reason "why he de nied the fact before the committee was because "they were trying to lead him into a trap." Without mentioning names, President Smith replied to the criticism of himself by ex-Senator Frank J. Cannon and Charles A. Smurthwalte. He spoke of detractors as "antl-Christs." He said: "In Washington I refused to say what my inquisitors wanted me to say In or der to get me Into a trap; that is to say that God had given me revelations on some new law or precept which was to be included and written in the laws of the church. Did you ever hear me deny that I had been guided by God? No; no man ever heard me say this. Revealed at Baptism. "When I was first baptized, God re vealed to me that I 2iad done an ect of which He approved. "That was a revelation to me, and It has been -a stay'and a staff to me In all roy daily walks. God revealed to me that Joseph Smiln was a prophet. He re vealed to me that Brigham Young suc ceeded to the presidency rightfully: and r would not he without that revelation for all the gold in all the world. He revealed to me also that other presidents since then have succeeded rightfully." "I fervently believe that God has made manifest to me many glorious things and much more wisdom than is Inherent In myself, and will continue to do so as long as I am ready to listen when he speaks." Speaking in his defense against charges that have been made by .Mormons that the president -of the church exercises tyranny over members, he said: Out With the Antl-Christs. "Don't forget that from time to time antl-Christs will come amongst you, men who have corrupted and wasted their own lives. God will deal with them. Only we cannot live together with them. We must dlsfellowship the antl-Christs, those who raise their hands against God. "Do we Interfere with their liberty of speech when we dlsfellowship them? Not at all, no; we only give them the more liberty. We cut them loose, turn them adrift, let them go. As long as they re main in our fellowship they are neces sarily restrained in their speech. We give them freedom, we dlsfellowship them. No member of the church of the Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ need have his liberty curtailed. Tho antl-Christs re lerrcd are presumably curtailed." The antl-Christs referred to are pre sumably ex-United States Senator Frank J. Cannon and Charles A. Smurthwalte. who have both attacked President Smith recently, and Cannon was excommuni cated, while Smurthwalte's case Is pend ing. Apostles Penrose, editor of the Des eret News, and Francis M. Lyman fol lowed in defense of the president of the , church. The latter spoke almost entirely of Mr. Smith's goodness and powers. One sentence was: "Whatever the Lord has to say. Ho will have no difficulty in speak ing through President Joseph F. Smith." Revelation Among the Mormons. Penrose explained what the Mormons mean by the word "revelation, and how their meaning of the' word differs from the idea, which the word conveys In the Old Testament. There MoseS had rev elations, in which he saw God face to face, and spoke to Him mouth to mouth. The Mormons do not believe, according to tho speaker, in such revelations at the present day. A Mormon revelation is "the spirit of God working within him." Con tinuing, tho apostle said: "As the prophets of the olden time had one kind of revelations from God, so do the prophets of today have another kind. Joseph Smith believed In the living work of God. Those who have succeeded him have the same belief. They themselves are prophets of tho Most High God, great as any of the Eastern Hemispheres. When President Joseph F. Smith said that he did not have revelations, it was in reply to a question from men who would not understand the meaning of the revelations. They were trying to lead him Into a trap. They meant the rev elations such as Moses had." Embassador's Search for Jones' Body PARIS, March 19. The adjournment of Congress without making an ap propriation for the recovery of the re mains of Paul Jones, has not Inter rupted the search. Ambasador Porter has unofficially conducted the search for tho Jast six years, personally meet ing the expense. After determining that the body was buried in St. Louis ceme tery the Ambassador purchased the right to make the necessary excava tions, running subterranean galleries under the buildings. This has already resulted in the exploration of a quarter of the cemetery. Although it is possible the coffin may have been surreptitiously removed. It Is the Ambassador's intention to ex plore thoroughly every portion of the cemetery, so as to procure either the remains or forever settle the question of their recovery. CASTRO SEIZED COAL MINES Frotest Entered by Italian Govern ment for Operatinj Company. NEW YORK, March 19. The Herald this morning prints the folowlng dis patch from Port of Spain, Trinidad: News has reached Port of Spain that the Governor of Barcelona, Vonezuela, has received from President Castro or ders to take possession at onco of the coal mines of Guantanaricual, situated near Barcelona, and leased In 3898 for 33 years by the "Venezuelan govern ment to an Italian company. The same day the Venezuelan 'troops took possession of the mines by armed force, as in the similar case of the New York & Bermudese Company, this, notwithstanding the protest of the Ital ian government. This action has been taken without a judgment of the court of Caracas. The Italian legation has been noti fied and Baron Aliottl, Italian charge d'affaires, Is represented as having en tered a protest. Colorado Sails In a Hurry." NORFOLK, Va., March 19. The cruiser Colorado sailed from Hampton Roads this afternoon. It is under stood she Is bound for Venezuelan waters, though reports have her going to join the combined fleet near Pensa cola. The Colorado has not completed the crew she Is supposed to leave this port with, despite the fact that men In tended for other ships In the Caribbean squadron have been sent to her. Three expert torpedo men were sent to the cruiser from the League Island navy-yard. They left Philadelphia yes terday morning. The order for these torpedo experts was received In a per sonal telegram from Secretary Morton and the men were taken from the tor pedo boat Hopkins, now at the League Island navy-yard. The men from the League Island yard were selected by Rear Admiral Dickens, who is ranking officer at that station, and to whom the order from Secretary Morton was sent. WASHINGTON, March 19. It Is be lieved here in well-Informed naval cir cles that the Colorado is bound for the maneuvers about Guantanamo and that she is now going to Venezsla. This Government has vessels at Guata namo and it is believed one of theso ships would be sent If any were to go. Bowen Wires of Protest. WASHINGTON. March 19. Minister Bowen. at Caracas has cabled the State Department that the French Minister at that place has protested to the Venezu elan Minister of Foreign Affairs against the action of the government, which has given. notice to the French .Cable Com pany of Its intention to annul its1 conces sions and pelze its property. The nature of the protest Is not given, nor are there any details in Mr. Bowen's dispatch. Sigsbee to Join Barker's Fleet. . WASHINGTON, March 19. Word has reached the Navy Department from Ad miral Sigsbee of hie departure in his flag ship, the Newark, from Santo Domingo waters to Guantanamo to join the fleet of Admiral Barker. Tho movement Is simply In accordance with the itinerary heretofore mapped out. Secretary Morton Going to Cuba. CHARLESTON. S. C, March 19. The dlspatcn-boat Dolphin arrived here today, and is waiting for Secretary of the Navy Paul Morton and party, who will embark for Guantanamo, Cuba. Secretary Mor ton and friends will arrive at noon to morrow. Rights of Cable Company. PARIS, March 19. A Caracas dispatch says that the French Minister to Vene zuela has vigorously insisted that Presi dent Castro should respect the cable com pany's rights. No further details of the communication have been received. G. A. R. WILL ESCOET THE BODY Arrangements for Funeral of General J. R. Hawley at Hartford. HARTFORD. Conn., March 19. The funeral of General Joseph R. Hawley will be held in this city Tuesday. The special car bearing the body will arrive Monday. The body will be escorted to the state Capitol by the Grand Army, accompanied by Governor Roberts and Mayor Heney, and will lie in state in the rotunda until Tuesday afternoon. The General Assembly will recon vene Tuesday and it is practically ar ranged that the two houses will ko into joint convention where they will be addressed by Governor Roberts. Then they will adjourn for tho day. From the Capitol the body will be escorted by military organizations to Asylum Hill Congregational Church, where services will be conducted. The burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Special places will be reserved at the church for present and ex-state offi cers, survivors of. Hawleys old Sev enth Regiment, the state judiciary, the delegation in Congress and the G. A. R. Exercises at the church will begin at 2:S0. . Simple Services at Washington. WASHINGTON. March 19. Brief fu neral services were held today over the remains of General Joseph R. Hawley. They consisted simply In the reading of the Episcopal prayer for the dead by Rev. Mr. Harding, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The services were private, though in addition to the fam ily there were present a number of in timate friends, including General Black. General Greeley and Senators Hans brough and Wetmore. The honorary pallbearers were Senators Piatt and Bulklcy. of Connecticut; General John M. Wilson and Admiral Van Reypen. Subsequently the remains were ex posed to public view and a large num bcr of persons passed before the cas ket Tomorrow the body will be taken to Hartford. Rights 'Granted Mad Mullah. HOME, March 19. In concluding peace with Great Britain through the mediation of Italy, the Mad Mullah has obtained permission to occupy indefinitely Ullg. a village on Italian territory, ICO miles from Obbla, which was the base of operations in the last campaign led by General Man nlnp. Coast rights are granted to the Mullah qualified by a prohibition of trade in arms and slaves. CLING TO BOAT Four Men and Boy Come Near Drowning. CRAFT CAPSIZES IN RIVER Rescued by Tug When About to Give Up. BENUMBED AND EXHAUSTED James Shivley, Roy Shipley, Frank Lannlng, C. W. Lannlng and His N'ine-Year-Old Son "Narrowly Escape Drowning.. Clinging to the side o? an overturned boat, in the ml idle of the Columbia River, James Shivley, Roy Shipley, Frank Lannlng, C W. Lannlng, and his 9-year- old son, Ben, were rescued by the tugboat Star yesterday morning after having been In the water for fully a half hour and had given up all hopes of rescue. All are from Portland and live on tho East Side. When rescued the men and boy were nearly exhausted and wereialmost ready to give up. The boat, which was a. flat bottomed, narrow ski ft. capsized In mid stream nearly three-quarters of a mile from either shore. The accident took place at a point above Vancouver at 10:30 o'clock In the morning. The party had procured the boat to row to Government Island, where they Intend ed to spend the day fishing. Before start ing the men realtzed they were taking a chance, as the boat was old, and was not made to scat more than two or three persons. Everything went satisfactory un til the boat reached the middle of the stream, when Shivley, who was rowing, noticed considerable water in the bottom which had not been there before they started. He asked for a pail to ball out tho water, when, without warning, the boat sank, throwing the occupants Into the water. C. W. Lannlng and his eon, whom he had clasped in his arms, were the last ones to leave the boat, and in their struggles, overturned the craft, to whlon members of the party owe their lives, as the boat otherwise would un doubtedly have gone to the bottom of the river. Father and Son- Sank Twice. C. W. Lannlng and his son had the narrowest escape, as they both sank twice before they were able to secure a hold on the overturned boat, in the struggles of the men to obtain a hold the boat was turned over two or three times and It looked as though it would not be able to keep all of them above the water. When C. W. Lannlng fell Into the river he bad his boy in his arms. "Hold your breath," he said to his son when they went under the first time. They came to the surface and went down the second time. This time the boy grabbed his father with his arms around the neck and wrapped his legs around his body. They went down ten or twelve feet, when Lannlng. realizing they both would drown unless they were disongaged, tore the boy loose. This act saved their lives, as they arose to the surface at the same time. When the boy came up he was not excited in the least and did not seem to realize the danger ho was in. He did not swallow any water or become strangled. "I guess we won't go fishing any more on Sunday," he said to his father, who bad obtained a hold, and grabbed him. Keep Heads Above Water. By holding to the boat the men were able to keep their heads above the water. They immediately commenced to shout for help. They cried with all their strength without attracting attention, and had given up all hope and were about to resign themselves to their fate when they heard the whistle of a tugboat. They then knew thoy would be rescued if they could hold out a few minutes more, which seem ed impossible, assail of the men as well as the boy were uttesly exhausted and be numbed by the cold waters. The tugboat Star, which rescued them, had been stationed at a wharf some distance away from the scene of the ac cident. Captain J. E. Nelson, who was in charge of the tug, had been watching the overturned skiff several minutes be fore he put out from the shore. At first ho thought it was a log floating down the river, but when he distinguished moving figures around it, he knew there had been an accident. When the boat reached them the men were so exhausted they had to be assisted over the gunwale. The Star Is from Portland, having been down the Columbia for the purpose of towing barges laden with sand. Two Spaniels Escape. A peculiar feature of the accident is that there wero two cocker spaniels in the boat at the time it capsized, and that they escaped drowning. One of the dogs. which was a mere puppy, climbed up on the shoulders of Shipley, where It re mained until the men were rescued. tThe other dog scrambled up on the bottom of the overturned boat. "I never knew how good a tugboat could look at times until I saw it heading for us at full steam, blowing her whistle. said C. W. Lannlng last evening, after he had recovered from the effects of the ac cident. "We had about given up all hope. and I don't believe we could possibly have gotten to shore if Captain Nelson had not happened to see us just when he .did. We were at least three-quart eres of a- mile from either shore, and. although we shouted until we were hoarse, we failed to make anyone hear us. . "1 was rather afraid of that boat before we started," he continued. "I told the boys we better not venture out In it. Even when we had got several yards out in the stream I told them it was not safe, and wanted to return to shore. I felt uneasy because of my eon, as he was unable to swim. The rest of the party insisted upon making the trip, and said we were In no danger whatever. Although the boat was old. it was perfectly dry inside when we left the bank. When we reached the middle of the river one of the boys noticed water in the bottom. That was our first Intima tion of any danger. The next second the boat sank Just like a rock. We thought at first the bottom had fallen out. This was not the case, however. I think the end of the boat sprang a leak. That Is the only way wo can account for It. Barely Saves His Son. I bad a hard time saving the boy. and as he was encumbered with a large and heavy overcoat and had a fish basket strapped over his shoulders, which I was unable to unfasten when we were In the water, this made him heavier than any of us when his clothing became soaked. We went down together twice. The sec ond time I was compelled to release ilm from my grasp, as ho had so entangled my arms and legs that I was unable to swim to the surface. He came up at al most the same time I did. Even when we ail had hold of the boat It looked as though we would have to swim for shore, as tho skiff threatened to sink to the bottom almost any moment. As it was, all we could do was just to hold on with our fingers enough to keep our heads above water. The boat would not have stood our full weicht. The boy was as brave aa any of usfT He didn't lose bis head in the least. He hung to his fishing rod, which was the only thing saved. We lost a lot of pro visions and fishing tackle. When the crew of the Star pulled my son up with the aid of a line they had thrown to us, they said he was the heaviest of any of us because of his water-soaked over coat." Tug Comes Just in Time. "I was fully ten feet under water be fore I realized we had capsized, so sudden ly did the accident occur," said Frank Lannlng last evening. "I only went under once. When I was under I heard Frank Shivley yelling. 'Help, help, for God's sake, help!' I thought he was drowning, but when I came to the surface he had hold of the boat. Then we all yelled, but without effect. I believe we would have been drowned If Captain Nelson had not seen us and come to our rescue when he did. We couldn't possibly have swum to the shore with all our clothes on." C. W. and Frank Lannlng are brick masons, and havo resided In Portland for years. CW. Lannlng lives at 160 East Twenty-eighth street, north. His brother Frank Lannlng, James Shivley and Roy Shipley, live in the same neighborhood. Shivley is a harnessmaker. and Shipley is a painter. B3QJJEST FOE EEDFSTATEMENT Federated' i-Union Cotrrfrttetee to Call oh Tnterurban Officials. NEW YORK, March IS. A committee has been appointed by the Central Feder ated Union to call on the officials of the Intcrbo rough Company find request the reinstatement of the employes of the sub way and elevated systems who recently went on strike. D. W. Burley, assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, arrived from Cleveland today. He was sent to Grand Master Stone to do what ho could in behalf of the motormen.' So far 500 of the 000 strikers are back at work. CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPEE The Weather. i TODAT'S Cloudy to partly cloudy, with show ers; south to west winds. TESTERD.A.TS Maximum temperature. 68 der.; minimum 46. Precipitation, 0.29 inch. The War in the Tar East. British military experts see chance for Russian army to be saved. Page 0. General Llnlevltch report the- capture of Fako- man, norm, cf Tie Pais. Page 6. Japanese find no difficulty In tailnr Russian positions when ordered. Page 5. Fcellns strong In St, Petersburg toward mak ing overtures for peac with Japan. Page 3. Rom la. "Warnaw workmen take vengeanoe on men who refused to strike. Page 3. , Order to bgtn mobilization of troops will lead to public outbreak. Page 3. Peasants In Southern Russia, pillaging estates and killing landlords. Page 3. Conservative' Rurstan editor gives argument against a parliament. Page 3. National. Panama. Canal Commission replies to criticisms made by Dr. C A. L. Heed. Page 4. . Spirit of graft in certain Government circles. Page 3. Some public men believe Commissioner Garfield was fooled by the Beef Trust, rage 3. Foreign. PrwMeni Castro, of Venezuela, seizes coal mines worked by Italian company. Page 1. French Minister at Caracas protests on action of Venezuela, toward cable company. Page J- Bulgarian bands are hara awing tho Greek fron tier. Pago 1. International Chamber of Agriculture meets with favor in EHrope. Page 1. Domestic Presdtent Smith, of Mormon church, explains why he denied receiving revelation! before Smoot investigation committee. Page 1. Ten rescuers added to 14 slain In explosion in West Virginia, mines. Page 4. Erie train goes over bank near Hammond, Ind.; 12 injured, two may die. Page 4. Ex-Governor Adams given, warm welcome home to Pueblo. Page 4. Arrangements for funeral of General Joseph R. Haw4r at Hartford, Conn. Page. 1. Paclflo Coast. Aeronaut killed and companion fatally Injured at "Wallace. Idaho. Page 1. Prominent Irrigation lata confer two days at the University of California. Page 4. Crook County cattlemen advise organization of state association. Page 5. Port land and Vicinity. Returning officers and men on the Butord tell of activity by insurroctos In the Philippines. Page 13. Four men and a boy narrowly encapo drown- ' lag in the Columbia by capsizing of their boat. Page 1. Coroner's jury will investigate the death of the prisoner whom Detective Day shot, and manslaughter may be charged. Page 1. City pastors talk on live themes. Page 9. Exposition visitors deluged by sadden chowers. Page 12. Colin H. Mclsaae returns from the Xast and announoes great sum of money appropriated for Fair. Page 9. E-ldent that Northern Pacific Intends to build north bank line. Page & Direct primary law may cauee sudden death of central committees. I IK II BAD FIX Man -Shot by Detective Diea in Hospital. INQUEST WiLL BE HELD Officer May Face Charge of Manslaughter. PHYSICIANS HOLD AUTOPSY Louis Schumer, Shot While Attempt ing to Escape From Detectives, Dies From His Wounds) and . Investigation Will Follow. May an officer" cf the Police, Depart ment of the City of Portland with Im punity shoot a - man. whom he has arrested on a criminal charge -who tries to escape? la such officer immune from any legal responsibility for his act? These are two questions the Coroner's Jury which will Investigate the death of Louis Schumer, who waa -fatally wounded by Detective Joe Day's revolv er, must determine. A convicted felon who seeks to eecape may be shot down by officers of 'the law, who In so doing commit no offense before the law. but it Is a, question whether Day, who has the reputation of being too ready with his revolver, may not cave to answer for manslaughter for killing an unconvicted man one merely charged with an offense, whom he had placed under arrest. In this connection, the following statr. ment from the police manual furnished ail members of the department, is sig nificant: "Revolvers of uniform pattern; must be used by all members of the force, to be . carried when on duty; they must be used with great caution, and only in self defense." LoulB'Schum'er, who was shot by Detec tive Joe Day at 7:30 o'clock' Friday night, farhlle' attempting to escape from 'that offi cer and hla companion. Detective "Werner, died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 8:20 o'clock last night, from the effects of tUe gunshot wounds received. Deputy Coroner A. L. Finley Immediate ly took charge of the body and ordered It removed to his undertaking establish ment, where an autopsy was performed by City Physician Zan and Assistant City Physician Slocum. The outcome of this autopsy was not given out. being reserved to be introduced in the form of evidence at the inquest over the body of Schumer, which will be held either this afternoon or tonight. District Attorney Manning or Chief Deputy Moser will be present at the inquest and will decide whether Detective Day shall bo held to answer to a charge of manslaughter. " Wife Refuses to Visit Him. Schumer was shot because he passed a bogus check and attempted to escape when placed under arrest. Ho died alone, "his wife even Tefuslng to go to him after he had been removed' to the hospital. An attempt was made last night to locate his parents In Seattle, but it failed. It was learned that his wife left Portland for Seattle Saturday morning, when her husband was lying at the hospital in a critical condition, and she left no address to which news of his death could be for warded. The authorities were informed that the dead man's parents lived at 3202 Tenth avenue South, Seattle, but a mes sage to that address was returned read ing, "No such address." Friday afternoon Schumer passed a check for $13.50 on the Pacific HoteL An hour later the proprietor, W. H. Lehman, presented the check at the First National Bank, and was told that Schumer had no funds in that institution. Lehman then went to the police station, told his story and offered to go with officers to Schu mers home to recover the money. Detec tives Day and Weiner "were appointed by Captain ilooro to go with Lehman. Schumer lived at Eighteenth and Ra lelgh streets. The officers, together with Mr. Lehman, got off a car at Eighteenth and Savler streets, and came face to face with Schumer, who was awaiting a city bound car. That's the man." said Lehman. Flees From Detectives. Detective Day stepped forward and placed Schumer under arrest- The pris oner asked permission to return home be fore being taken to the station. This was denied him. With an oath he broke and ran. "Stop, or 111 shoot," shouted Detective Day. "D you, .you couldn't shoot anything," was the response. Detectives Day and Weiner gavo chase, Three times Detective Day warned Schu mer, and then, when the man, did not halt, raised his revolver and fired. The bullet struck Schumer in the right heel. but he continued running. Detective "Wei ner then fired, without effect. Detective Day fired again, the ball ball crashed Into Schumer" s right leg; Just below the knee and he fell to the ground. He was ordered removed to the Good Samaritan Hospital, and Detective "Weiner sent word to the man's wife that her husband had been shot and that she had better remain at home for the time being and not come to the scene of the tragedy. "There's no danger of me going down there," she replied. "I know why he was shot; he has been passing bad checks. I was about to leave him because he wasn't straight, and now I wllL" Sha did not go to the hospital, thon-gft. notified that her husband's wounds were serious, and Saturday morning took the train for Seattle, In which city she Is now supposed to be. Schumcrs Dying Statement. "I made no attempt 'to resist arrest when the officers approached me," Schu mer stated at tho hospital Friday night when asked for his version of the shoot ing. "I told them I was willing to go with them If they would let me return home first, only half a block away. Day refused to let me go. I told him I was going anyway. I started and Day struck me with his revolver. Then I struck him with my fist. I then turned up Savier street, and Day fired. When the second shot struck me I fell down. The check was given me and I did not know It was worthless." It has been proved since that Schumer did know the check was worthless and that he wrote It himself. While the physicians who conducted the autopsy last night would not give out the result, it was intimated that death re sulted directly from the gunshot wound, and was caused by excessive loss of blood and by a blood clot forming over the heart. "This is a serious matter," said Deputy Coroner Finley last night, "and under the circumstances I think In the inter ests of Justice and in Justice to Detective Day an inquest ought to be held. I shall hold one tomorrow." Conditions Determine It. "Every case of this kind must be de cided by the special conditions surround ing it," said Deputy District Attorney Moser last night. "Authorities say that a man arrested for a felony may be shot by an officer if the prisoner attempts to escape, and the officer is powerless to stop him in any other manner. The idea conveyed In these authorities Is that the officer shall use every precaution to wing the man and to prevent the prisoner's death. As to shooting a man when arrest is made on identification and when the arresting officer ''has no warrant, authori ties differ in different states and cases. As I said, it depends on the circumstances of the particular case. I am not ac quainted with all the facts in this case and cannot state now whether J believe Detective Day exceeded his authority." When asked last night whether Detec tive Day would be detained pending an Investigation, Mr. Moser answered that he would be subpenaed as a witness at the inquest, and that his detention would rest with the Coroner's Jury. Only In Self-Defense. The police manual carried by detectives "has the following to say concerning re volvers r '"Revolvers of uniform pattern, must be used by all members of the force, to be carried when, on duty; they must be used with great caution, AND ONLY IN SELF-DEFENSE." Louis Schumer, the dead man, was a physical giant.. Ho was' 6 feet 2 Inches tall, weighed over 2SG pounds, and . was. considered by all who knew him to be a powerful man. By trade he was a team ster, having worked for several firms In the city. He had been under police sur veillance several months prior to his ar rest by Detective Day, and was looked upon as a man starting out on what offi cers call "the check route." Detective Day's Record. Detective Day has been a member of the Portland Police Department for 30 years, being, with but one exception, the oldest officer on the force, in point of serv ice. During his tenure of office he has made many notable arrests, and has also been frequently made the butt of ridicule because of eccentric actions In various cases. While engaged in his official capacity. Day has, on many occasions, used his re volver. He is regarded as a man who will shoot when he warns a prisoner of his intended action, unless the prisoner submits. He Is an exceptionally nervous man, and has often been severely crit icized for acts committed during the heat of passion. He Is a strong advocate of the "stool-pigeon" "system. In vogue here, and which means the protection of petty criminals, whose Immunity Is given in re turn for information of the operation of professional crooks. During the past two years Day has had considerable trouble as an officer. He was bringing a noted forger from Mon tana to Portland -more than one year ago and let him escape. He later recovered the prisoner, who Is now serving time at Salem -Penitentiary. Although the rules of the police depart ment specify that no officer shall receive compensation other than. hi3 salary, or rewards, when passed upon by the Chief and Executive Board, Day admittedly ac cepted room and board at a leading hos telry for many years. For this he has been criticized, but never punished, or even reprimanded by his superior officers. However, ho recently had a fistic en counter with an employe of the hotel and left the place. SLAUGHTER BY BULGARIANS Greek Village Attacked and Ail the Male Inhabitants Slain. SPECIAL CABLE. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 19. Advices received from Salonlca state that the Bulgarian bands are again causing trou ble and that reports of outrages are com ing In rapidly. The result of this is that the relations between Greece and Bulgaria are again stretched near to the breaking point, the former government alleges that the Bulgarian government Is not making any effort to keep these bands under con trol but permits them to ravage at will on condition that they confine their as saults to Greeks and Turks. At a monastery near Vodena a band of armed Bulgarians attacked a party of Greek priests and the latter must have been klllled had not a party of Greeks come to their rescue and attacked the Bulgarians. Tho latter were beaten back, leaving 15 dead behind. Angered at their losses the Bulgarians attacked the village of Mossimerion and ruthlessly massacred all of the male in habitants and carried off the women and children. They then terrorized the entire district of Vodena and so far have man aged to escape tho troops that were sent to punish 'them. Kaiser to Visit Morocco. TANGIER, March 19. The" German Minister here has been officially not! fled that Emperor William may visit Morocco March 31, durinir his cruise of the Mediterranean. 1 ' . : US BUG RIPS Aeronauts Are Plunged to the Ground. FALL TWO HUNDRED FEET One Is Killed Instantly; Other Will Probably Die. PARACHUTE FAILS TO SPREAD Horrible Sight Witnessed by a Crowd of Spectators Gathered From Wallace, Idaho, and Other Towns Near By; WALLACE, Idaho, March 19. (Special.) V. A. MIddlekauf was killed and L. M. Odell seriously injured by falling 300 feet from a balloon while giving a double as cension here this afternoon. The men were seated in a parachute and when they had ascended 300 feet the lower part of the balloon tore away. Tho parachute would not open, and both fell among the spectators with terrific force- A young boy 'was caught by the falling balloon and badly burned. MIddlekauf had nearly every bone In his body broken while Odell had none. The latter Is in jured internally. Several hundred people had assembled in various parts of the city to witness the ascension. Many were present from tho canyon towns, the Northern Pacific train being held until after the two aero nauts had made their "parachute Jump3. Bag Rips Away. As soon as the balloon left the ground. to the horror of the nearby spectators, the lower part of the bag could be seen ripping away. Warnings were Bhouted to the two unfortunate men, but they could not hear the alarm." Although, the flight took but a few mo ments, Odell, who is the more expert of the two, could be seen attempting to force his parachute open, but on account of the short distance it would not yield- Both men were close together, and while Odell endeavored to open his parachute he could be observed holding "his compardoix.bjt.ihe shoulder In an attempt to save him lfi his parachute opened. MIddlekauf made no movement, simply clinging to the ropes. Ground Dented by Bodies. The thud made by the two men when they fell could be heard for over a block, the ground being indented where they alighted. Both struck the ground near one another and at the same time, both barely grazing the furnace where the bal loon was inflated. Odell fell in a more relaxed manner, and his fall was partially broken by MId dlekauf, which accounts for his lesser in juries. Both, were rendered unconscious by the terrible fall, but Odell soon recov ered, and, although in frightful pain, waa able to talk. JUNG VICTOR'S PLAN INDORSED Steps Toward Establishing Interna tional Chamber of Agriculture. VIENNA, March 19. A further de cided step toward the establishment of an International chamber of Agricul ture, proposed by David Lubln, of Cali fornia, and initiated among the powers of the world by the King of Italy, was taken today. At the invitation of Reichsritter Ho henblum, the head of the Austrian De partment for the Protection of Agri culture and Forests, there assembled here today representatives of the ag ricultural interests of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain and Italy, for the purpose cf Informing themselves con cerning the proposed chamber. The con ference was opened by Mr. Lubin, who read an interesting address, fully ex plaining the plan and scope of the en terprise. Several members, including Prince Borghese, of the Italian com mittee, to which was Intrusted the car rying out of the preliminary arrange ments of the conference of nations held in Rome, were present and reported on progress. Members of the congress will com municate to their respective organiza tions the Information acquired, at to day's meeting through the "Commend able, foreslghted, initiative of the King of Italy," which was declared to be of the greatest importance and value to national and international agriculture. King Victor Emanuel's efforts were fully indorsed, and the conference ex pressed a hope that the' co-operation of tho existing agricultural institutions would be secured in .furthering Inter national communication In the solution of agricultural problems. . The conference especially recom mended the holding of International ag ricultural congresses at propitious times and the establishment of an - In ternational agricultural association to fix and control prices of grain. SPARTAN RUNS ON A ROCK Great Hole Stove In Steel Ship Off Block Island in a Fog.. BLOCK ISLAND. R. X, March 19. The steamer Spartan, of the Boston & Philadelphia Steamship Company, ran aground on the southeastern end of Block Island 'during a .fog early today while on her way from Providence to Philadelphia. A 15-foot liole was stove in the ship's bow and soon the vessel sank eo her decks were awash. Tonight the vessel Is rapidly break ing up. The crew of 23 remained aboard the ship during the day but were taken off tonight. Wreckers have been sent to lighter the cargo. The Spartan is a steel ship of 159S gross tons.