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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1905.
AT CITY'S MERCY
Bomb Fired at Chicago
ALL ITS RIGHTS GONE
Thrown Into Court and
STEP TO PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
Great Coup In Fight for the Control
of the City Railway Spoils Mor
gan's Scheme and the Dem
CHICAGO, March 20. SpeclaL)-By a
-cleverly executed couo swiftly carried Into
effect the City of Chicago tonight balked
tne plans of the City Railway Company,
threw the $36,000,000 property Into the
State Court, repealed every privilege the
traction company enjoyed, leaving It com
pletely at the mercy of the city, and ex
ercised a tremendous influence upon the
pending Mayoralty campaign. Inasmuch
as there have been hints for several days
of a bombshell in the hands of the Re
publicans, and as the action tonight was
taken by the Republican Council with the
knowledge and consent. of John Maynard
Harlan, the Republican candidate for
Mayor, it is predicted the coup will Result
In his election by overwhelming odds.
By soma means the city officials late
this afternoon learned that the City Rail
way Company was planning to throw the
99-year franchise controversy into the Fed
eral Courts tomorrow. This would have
been an extraordinary and staggering
blow for the city and would have taken
the traction Question out of the hands of
the people of Chicago. Quick action was
necessary. Secret notices were sent to
all the Aldermen, summoning them to
an emergency session of the Council.
Judge Mack was requested to continue
his court into a night session and await
developments. Sheriff's deputies were in
structed to be on hand to serve "John
Doe" warrants and subpenas, and the
mine was laid.
City Steals Several Marches.
When the Council met, the room was
cleared and Mayor Harrison, In a speech
that evoked great applause, told of the
plans of" the City Railway attorneys and
of the plan the city had evolved to outwit
the traction company. An order was. im
mediately Issued to the Corporation Coun
sel to begin action against the City Rail
way in Judge Mack's court; which he did.
The notices and summonses were immedi
ately placed In the .bands of waiting depu-.'
ties, and the Federal Court was shut out
of the great game.
Meanwhile, the City Council, having
whetted Its appetitie for action, took up
the ordinances and franchises under which
the railway is operating and cut Off every
possible privilege it enjoyed. This action
Is so radical that the City Railway can
not operate a car tomorrow without vio
lating an ordinance, nor can it refuse to
operate a car or as many cars as the city
may demand, without violating an ordi
nance. In any event, it Is subject to enor
mous fines and penalties In short. Is com
pletely at the mercy of the city.
For some time the company has been
operating under an extension of Its for
mer franchise, but this extended privi
lege was taken away tonight and the
City Council passed an. ordinance declar
ing that the company had no right what
ever in the streets in which its cars are
operated. The injunction issued by Judge
Mack restrains the company from main
taining and operating its railroad upon
the streets where the city contends the
franchise has expired and asks that the
rights and title of the city In the streets
be established, and the claim of the cor
poration to the streets be annulled.
Morgan's Consolidation Scheme.
The Chicago City Railway was formed
to purchase the holdings of Charles T.
Yerkes. It operates 218.7 miles df track.
Its gross earnings last year were $6,281,240,
and carried a total of 193,187,791 passen
gers. Late In February a syndicate
headed by J. P. Morgan and Thomas
Ryan, of New York; Marshall Field, P. A.
Valentino and John Mitchell, of Chicago,
bought the City Railway Company for
$36,000,000. It was supposed at the time
of the sale there would be no trouble in
securing a stralght-away 20-year fran
chise. The people of Chicago speedily
exchanged their old holdings for the new,
the ruling price being $200 a share. The
plan was to unify all the traction In
terests. The Union Traction Company is
now in the hands of the Federal Courts,
and, fearing the result of the pending
municipal election, the City Railway be
lieved Its chance would be better there
than out in the open with both Mayoralty
candidates pledged to do violent things
to it. In the event the great merger
deal had gone through, it waB planned to
merge the railways and build a $50,000,000
subway. This was one of the glittering
allurements held up as a bid for a friend
Harlan's Change of Front.
The traction question has been the over
shadowing feature of municipal elections
for years. This year it has been espe
cially acute. Judge Edward Dunne,
Democratic candidate -for Mayor, was
pledged In convention and by his speeches
to immediate municipal ownership. John
M. Harlan, Republican candidate, was
supposed to be pledged to whit Is known
as the "tentative" ordinance. This pro
vides for a 13-year franchise and after
that municipal ownership. This ordinance
has not yet been adopted by the Council,
but was to be submitted to the -voters at
the" city election. A few days ago Harlan
created a great furore by rejecting the
tentatlvo ordinance. He said he would not
stand -for it, but would frame a much
better one as soon as elected- This sud
den change upset plans in both political
camps. Republicans were amazed and
fearful of the results, while the Demo
crats, at first gleeful, found all .their ar
guments and tons of literature aimed at
the tentative ordinance useless. Mcan
vbtte, there-were hints that the Republi
can leaders knew what they were -about
and that a tremendous coup was due.
The size of It staggers, both sides tonight
and there is wild excitement at political
Strenuous doings are expected in trac
tions on the exchanges In Chicago, Phila
delphia and New York, where the stock
Is held, when they open tomorrow-. City
Railway stock has been rapidly advancing
ever since and Just before It was pur
chased by the syndicate, but a great
slump is expected tomorrow. As matters
stand tonight, it has no standing what
ever. It does not possess a right-of-way,
its equipment is old and it Is powerless In
a hostile city. The owners stood ready
to expend millions on new equipment as
soon as a franchise was obtained, but the
situation Is entirely changed by the
rapid-fire action tonight.
ABANDONED ALL IN FLIGHT
Eye-WItness Tells of Scenes on Rus
KAOPANTZE. March 19 (evening), via
Tientsin, March 20. Delayed in trans
mission.) A Norwegian trader accom
panied the Russian retreat to Tie Pass
and with a single companion passed over
to Fakoman, following the watercourses
to avoid the Russian patrols from Huag
hutzu. The Russians left Mukden with five
columns of infantry, In the center of
which were two lines of commissariat,
with artillery flanking the body and
cavalry acting as screens farther afield.
The demoralized troops discarded their
boots and equipments, and abandoned
their transport carts, left guns and car
riages, using the horses to save as many
All the last day at Tio Pass the Cos
sacks looted the booths of traders, sold
champagne at a rouble a bottle and
smashed and burned everything unsalable.
They caught a Japanese spy. who upon
resisting was killed.' The guilty Cossacks
were shot a quarter of an hour later.
Lieutenant-General Mlstchenko, with
6000 Ural Cossacks and two batteries of
artillery, is now operating on the Rus
sian extreme left.
Major-General Fukushlma has visited
Slnmlntin and perfected arrangements for
the installation of a Japanese garrison
there and It is probable that In the near
future that town will be considered within
the war zone, and all persons arriving
there will be required to have a pass.
ITALY GUARDING HER EIGHTS
Sends Warship to Santo Domingo to
Secure Payment of Claims.
NEW YORK. March 2L The Italian
cruiser Calabria has been In the port of
Santo Domingo, according to the Herald
correspondent there, since Tuesday, on a
special mission to ascertain if tho
American protocol sufficiently guarantees
the Italian claims aggregating a large
sum secured by a previous Hen on the
port receipts. If a satisfactory assurance
were lacking, the Calabria was prepared,
the correspondent continues, to take the
Custom-House of some port, collect the
revenues and liquidate the claims.
The commander of the Calabria, Maren
codl Moriondo, aide on the staff of Prince
Tomes di Savolt, uncle of the King and
Grand Admiral of the Italian navy, in
formed the Italian Charge d'Aff aires,
Luigi dl Camblaso, of the character of
the mission, but dealt directly with the
American Minister, Mr. Dawson and Senor
Sanohez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who
referred to article one of the protocol as
evidence of tho Just purpose of tho Amer
Minister Dawson regretted he was un
able to give more explicit assurances and
expressed the belief that the Italian
claims would be safeguarded if tho con
vention were ratified. Vlclnl, Bancalari
and other Italian claimants are satisfied
with the American plan. Commander Mo
riondo has cabled a, report to Rome ex
pressing his belief that the assurances
The Calabria wants a reply from Rome
permitting the ship to proceed to Havre,
thence on a tour around- the world.
NEW IS HADE VICE-CHAIRMAN
Corteiyou Names Head of Republican
WASHINGTON. March 20. Secretary
Oortelyou late tonight announced that he
had appointed Harry S. New vice-chair
man of the Republican National Commit
tee, and, by reason of this appointment,
Mr. New would become acting chairman
on his (Cortelyou's) retirement, which
will take place in a few days.
Mr. News appointment, it is known, is
entirely satisfactory to Republican lead
ers throughout the country, who have
been consulted in the matter and have
given the selection thelrapproval.
PARKER THE SOLITARY STAR
Finding Bryan and Cleveland Left
Out, He Agrees to Speak.
NEW YORK, March 20. Alton B.
Parker, Democratic candidate for Pres
ident of the United States last year, is
to be one of the principal speakers at
the Jefferson day dinner In this city,
which will be held on April 13. Mr.
Parker had previously declined an in
vitation to attend the .dinner and de
liver a speech.
A few days ago, however, a friend
of Mr. Parker asked President Fox, of
the Democratic Club, if William J.
Bryan and ex-President Grover Cleve
land were going to be present at the
dinner. He was informed that both had
sent regrets, Mr. Brydn In order to
speak in Chicago on that date and Mr.
Cleveland to go blrd-shootlng. Mr.
Parker then made a formal request for
permission to withdraw his letter of
regret and accept -the invitation. His
request was granted.
Oust Democratic Mayor. .
DENVER, March 20. Senator Louis G.
Campbell, of Cripple "Creek, today intro
duced a concurrent resolution instructing
Attorney-General Nathan C. Miller to
institute quo warranto proceedings
against Major Robert W. Sneer and all
the Democratic officials elected in tills
city, on May 17 last, requiring them to
show cause why they should not be ousted
from office. A preamble contains allega
tions of gross frauds at that election.
"John W. Springer was elected Mayor
of Denver," said Senator Campbell, "and
Mayor Speer Is Illegally holding the of
fice." The resolution was referred to a
Sell More of Chamberlain's Coujth item
edr Than of All Others Pat Together.
The following letter from a locality
where Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
well known shows by the unprecedented
demand for it that the medicine sells
on its own merit. Mr. Thos. George, a
merchant at Mt. Elgin, Ontario, says: "I
have had the local agency for Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy ever since it was
Introduced into Canada, and I sell as much
of it as of all other lines I have on my
shelves put together. Of the many dozens
sold under guarantee, I have not had one
returned. 1 can personally recommend
this .medicine, as I have used it myself
and given it to my children and always
with the best results." For sale bv ail
BIG GUNS MAY TALK
French Warships Ready to Go
ARE NOW IN CARIBBEAN SEA
Government Still Awaits Decision of
Venezuelan Court in Cable Case
Consul Denies. Cable Has
WASHINGTON, March 20. The French
Cable Company complications have
reached a crisis, and Minister Bowen has
informed the State Department that the
French Minister at Caracas, by instruc
tions of bis government, has notified .the
Venezuelan government that there must
be no further proceedings on its part
toward the cancellation of the company's
franchise or interference with its prop
erty. Further,. Mr. Bowen reports that two
French warships, the cruisers Duplelx and
Jorien de la Graviere, have been ordered
post haste to Venezuela to act in accord
with the instructions of the French Min
ister. The warships are now in the Ca
It is the expectation here that the ap
pearance of these ships at La Guayra
will cause President Castro to accede
promptly to the demands of the French
Minister, falling which the Minister
probably will place the legation in care
of some other Minister at Caracas and go
aboard one of the warships, thus sever
ing diplomatic relations between France
The present situation cannot continue
more than a few days, according to
official opinion here. There may bel
somo further exchanges relative to Uft
affairs of the cable company through third
parties, and the possibility of pressure be
ing brought to bear on President Castro
by other diplomats at Caracas is suggest
ed. If the Venezuelan government seizes
the cable office near La Guayra, it is fully
expected that the French warships will
make a demonstration, attempt to take
a force to recover possession of the prop
erty, and If resisted open flro on the de
fensive works recently constructed to
command the harbor at La Guayra.
The Dutch government has lodged a
very serious complaint with President
Castro against the treatment of its citi
zens, and it may join with France in
coercive measures. The French gov
ernment has not asked the consent of the
United States to 1U proceedings against
Castro, nor does it feel called upon to do
so. But with a perfect knowledge of the
policy of the United States In such mat
ters as outlined In the correspondence be
tween the State Departments and Von
Holleben, the German Ambassador here,
in connection with the German naval
demonstration at La Guayra In the Win
ter of 1902. the French government is pro
ceeding on the theory that, there will be
no Intervention of this Government. This
assumption Is correct, providing there Is
no Intention on the part of the French of
seizing with a view to its retention any
WILL TRY DIPLOMACY FIRST
No Coercion Will Bo Attempted by
France Against Venezuela.
PARIS. March 20. (5:50 p. M.) The
representations made by the French Min
ister at Caracas to the Venezuelan gov
ernment have not yet taken the form of a
political protest, but are In the nature of
a declaration of the legal rights of the
French Cable Company, -which France
desires to have respected.
The authorities here do not wish the
idea to prevail that the French relations
with Venezuela have reached an acuta
stage. On the contrary, it Is said the
question remains clearly within the dip
lomatic limit and no consideration has
yet been given to sending warships to
Venezuelan waters or taking other pos
sible measures for exerting force. Any
measures of such a character will await
the final decision of the court and the
failure of every diplomatic means of ad
justment. Owing to the difference of
time between Caracas and Paris, the
court's decision is not expected here to
night and may be deferred for several
The authorities here have from the
first Intended to deal with the subject
without seeking intervention or Joint
action on the part of the United States,
although desirous of knowing what the
United States Intended doing upon prac
tically similar. conditions relative to th
New York & Bermudez Asphalt Com
pany. The purpose of thu appears to
be to adopt measures along the same lines
as the United States, although maintain
ing Independent action.
Inquiry at the Ministry of Marine to
night failed to elicit -verification of the
report cabled here from the United
States to the effect that French wa"r
vessels have been ordered to Venezuela.
On the contrary, no movements of that
obaracter have been ordered. Moreover,
there has been no meeting of the Cab
inet since Friday, when It wa3 decided
not to take definite action until the
Venezuelan courts have rendered a final
decision. The Foreign Office stated that
the decision as to sending of -war ves
sels had not yet been reached.
DECISION IN ASPHALT CASE.
Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds
Attachment of Property.
WASHINGTON, March 20. Full
copies of the decision of the Supreme
Court of Venezuela, technically known
as the Federal and Cassacion Court,
that Is. court of the sole and last in
stance, In the action against the New
York and Bermudez Asphalt Company
have just reached Washington and a
copy has been filed at the State Depart
The decision is very long. It embo
dies a history of the proceedings in the
asphalt case In the lower courts and is
signed by scvon Judges. It bears the
date of February 15 and in brief
amounts to an affirmation of the cor
reotness of the proceedings in. the low
er court leading to the attachment of
the property of the company.
This action Is based on the charge
that the company did not live up to
the terms of Its concession In falling
to canalize certain streams and develop
certain natural resources of the coun
try. No notice appears to have been
taken of the company's contention that
it holds tltln to its land at present, not
solely under the original concession
known as the Hamilton concession of
1SS3, but under the land laws of Ven
ezuela, under -which patents have "been
duly taken out for the land.
CABLE CASE STILL IN COURT
Venezuelan Consul Denies That Con
cession Has Been Forfeited.
WASHINGTON, March 20. Carlos R.
Flguerdo. Consul-General of Venezuela at
New York, arrived here tonight In the
company of Dr. Paul, special diplomatic
envoy of Venezuela to the United States.
Dr. Paul will remain here several davs
to watch developments In the trouble over
the French Cable Company's concession
M. Flguerdo said tonight that the cable
cram from' Minister Bowen saying that
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suit had been Instituted at this time by
Venezuela to cancel the cable company's
concession and for the seizure of its prop
erty was incorrect, as the suit against the
concession was brought in the Venezuelan
courts in 1503. The basis of the suit, he
said, was allegations that the cable com
pany had not given such a cable service
as -was stipulated should be given when
the concession was granted. The cable
line. It was stated by Mr. Flguerdo, had
not been seized and was unmolested. He
said that his information was to the ef
fect that all parties were awaiting a de
cision on appeal in the case, which decis
ion should be banded down this week.
Mr. Flguerdo said he was confident that.
Inasmuch as the matter was In the court
awaiting action, no attempt would be
made by coercive means to Influence tne
regular Judicial procedure of his country.
FAT PICKINGS FOR CASTRO.
Mortgages Customs Revenue to Bond
holders and Gets $2,600,000.
PARIS, March 20. General Antonio Vel
utlnl. President Castro's fiscal agent at
Antwerp, has been authorized to sign a
contract with the German and British
holders of Venezuela bonds pledging
50 per cent of the customs, receipts
of Guanta le Vela, Gumana, Cludad
Bolivar, Porto Colon and Carupano
to pay $26,000,000, bearing interest at
the rate of A per cent per annum, until
other creditor nations are paid from 30
per cent of the customs of La. Guayra
and Porto Cabello, after which those two
ports shall pay 25 per cent of their total
receipts to Great Britain and Germany.
It is estimated that Germany and Great
Britain will get a preponderating influ
ence over Venezuela for 50 years and con
tinue their alliance.
It is reported that President Castro re
ceives a gift of $2,600,000 in consideration
of this arrangement.
Sole Agents for Young's Famous $3.00 Hats for Men
MAY' REINSTATE OFFENDERS
Locomotive Brotherhood Willing to
Forgive Strikers on Subway.
NEW YORK, March 20. A secret
conference has been held between J.
W. Hurley, of Cleveland, assistant
grand chief of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers, and the members
of the division of that order, which
was involved in the interborough
strike, and whose charter was sus
pended by Grand Chief Stone. Consid
erable encouragement was held out to
the men, many of whom are now out
of work. Hurley said those who were
not concerned in the strike will be pro
tected. "Members of 105 have," he said, "ac
knowledged they did wrong-, and have
expressed a willingness to make prop
er amends. I think that finally every
thing will be settled satisfactorily to
all concerned, and the division rehabil
itated in time.
"Members of the division not con
cerned In the strike will be taken care
of in other divisions, but the division
itself cannot be restored and the mem
bers purged of their offense until the
assembly of the grand convention, in
May. 1906, In Memphis." '
CHURCH ALLIES WITH UNION
Presbyterian Preacher Joins Central
Labor Union in New York.
NEW YORK. March 20. A minister
has been admitted to membership in
the Central Labor Union of Brooklyn,
an organization representing various
bands of skilled workmen on Long
Island. He joined as a fraternal dele
gate, and at the request of the Brook
lyn Presbytery, to which he broached
his conclusion that hitherto the churcrf
has not entered Into fellowship with
organized labor as It should have done.
So far as the -union members were able
to learn, it is the first time that such
a departure has been taken by any
similar body in this country. Only one
vote was cast in opposition.
The new delegate is Rev. Warren H.
Wilson, pastor of the Arlington-Avenue
Presbyterian Church. In an ad
dress following his election he said
the presbytery believed that the church
had strayed from the divine teachings
In not taking a deeper interest in the
welfare of the laboring man. He
thought that the church did not fully
understand the objects of labor unions,
arid believed that the time is at hand
when it should be enlightened on those
NO BOMBS FOR MR. PEPPER
Leader of Subway Strikers Denounces
Sulphurous Talk of Socialists.
NEW YORK. March 20. A meeting In
cluding many Socialists, announced as the
"second Joint meteing of the strikers of
the Amalgamated Association of Street
Railway and Electric Employes and the
engineers," ended In riotous scenes to
night. George E. Pepper, the strike lead
er and head of the charterless local
branch of the Amalgamated, is credited
with having broken up the meeting.
Pepper denounced the methods which, Jie
said, were approved by the meeting, viz.:
The use of bombs and dynamite as wea
pons of modern civilization. Order was
restored by the police. Pepper leaving
the hall quietly and taking a large delega
tion with him.
Will Organize Working Women.
NEW YORK. March 20. To organize
the working women of New York Into
a union and inaugurate an aggressive
campaign in their behalf. Miss Ger
trude Bar num. daughter of William
Barnum. formery a Judge In Chicago,
and who spent some years in tho set
tlement work of Hull House, In that
city, has opened headquarters on the
flower East Side. As secretary of the
Women's Trade Union League, Miss
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endure long hours and low wages, and
there is a vast amount of irregular em
ployment. Ill-Health Breaks Down Hanrahan.
PEORIA. 111., March 20. The ill-health
of John, J. Hanrahan, grand master of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
is such as to necessitate his temporary
retirement from the business of his of
fice. Mr. Hanrahan is suffering from an
aggravated attack of rheumatism.
Jerome's Idea of the Practical.
NEW YORK, March 20. District At
torney Jerome, in expressing his opinion
as to the proper manner t controlling
the liquor traffic In New York City beforo
the Methodist Preachers' Association to
day, advocated the opening of saloons
during certain hours on Sunday, but he
said he was not prepared to maintain
that the sale of liquor on Sunday was.
the proper way to carry out the divine
commandment. He believed It the prac
tical way of getting the best results un
der prevailing conditions.
THE BAY'S DEATH BOLL.
Colonel James S. Tarn, of Iowa.
DES MOINES, March 20. Colonel
James S. Tam, ex-nomlnee for Gov
ernor on the Democratic ticket, distin
guished for hi3 services in the Civil
War,' died here today, aged 63 years.
Frank Bacon, Prohibitionist.
MUSCATINE, la., March 20. Frank
Bacon, at one time nominee for Presi
dent on the Prohibition ticket, is dead
at Los Angeles. He was a former resi
dent of Muscatine.
Baron von Hammerstein, of Prussia.
BERLIN, March 20. Baron- von Ham
merstein, Prussian Minister of the In
terior, Is dead. He had been ill with
asthma, complicated by heart weakness.
Sydney P. Johnston, Chess Expert.
CHICAGO. March 20. Sydney P.
Johnston, an authority on chess and for
12 years editor of the American Arti
san, a hardware trade paper, is dead at
his home here of diabetes. Mr. Johnston
was the champion chessplayer of Illi
Ellison Clavton, Horseman.
NEW YORK, March 20. Ellison
Clayton, one of the best-known - train
ers and breeders of harness horses in
the country, whose sale of American
horses in Russia netted him a for
tune, is dead at his boarding-house
here from accidental asphyxiation.
H. Downs, Pioneer of Montana.
TOPEKA, Kan.. March 20. S. H.
Downs, a prominent citizen, died here to
day. He was a leader in the early devel
opment of Montana, helping to organize
Parker Will Stay Off the Bench.
NEW YORK, March 20. Ex-Chief
Justice Alton B. Parker, DemocraUc
candidate for President In the last elec
tion, said today that he would not con
sider any proposition" to return to the
bench of this state.
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