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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1905)
THJS HORNING OBEG02ttA3ST, WEDlfESDAY, MARCH 29, 1905.
.RISTDW IN CITY
THEY ALL FORGET
Man Who Broke Up
Japanese Plead Loss of
IS PANAMA COMMISSIONER
SAY,T00,THEY WERE DRU N K
TELL THE LADjES
Looking Into the Commercial
Needs of Coast
Coroner's Jury Investigates
, Fugi's Death.
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AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
His Visit Is for the Purpose of As
certaining What Relation the
Isthmian Railroad Should
Hold to Shipping.
General Joseph I Bristow, the man
who throttled postal grafts, and earned
the lasting gratitude and respect of all
good Americans, Is In Portland.
For almost two National admin Is tra
tlons General Bristow was Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster-General of the United
States, and during that time he did yeo
man service for the betterment of official
conditions. He uncovered wholesale cor
ruption In the Postofflce Department
which had existed for decades and sent
several bad men to prisons that had long
been yawning for them. During the
seven years or more of his tenure he
made himself one ol the most useful cit
izens of this country, and when the
President wanted a man whose fidelity
could absolutely be relied upon, he select
ed Bristow. So he was recently named
as special Panama commissioner, with
secret instructions, a roving commission
and a fat salary. His duties so far as
they can be learned are to visit the
Panama Canal zone, to study conditions
there and look into the conduct of officials
who are building the great waterway.
He is also directed to devote some atten
tion to each of the principal American
ports for the purpose of learning the com
mercial needs of those ports in relation
to the canal, the volume of export and
import business which will be affected
by the building of the canal and divers
other matters of importance to the water
carrying trade of the United States.
His Official Capacity.
It is in this capacity that he comes to
this city, and during his stay, which will
terminate Thursday night; he will confer
with representative business men in re
gard to the local situation as it compre
hends the building of the canal.
He reached Portland yesterday morn
ing, going directly to the Portland Hotel,
where he received callers during the day.
He attended a Joint meeting in the
afternoon of the trustees of the Chamber
of Commerce and the transportation com
mittee of that body, at which meeting an
Informal discussion was held, many facta
of interest being stated by Mr. Bristow
and inquiry made as to the sense of this
community with regard to the three prop
ositions that have been placed -before the
Government for the operation of the Pan
ama Railroad during the period of canal
construction. These are: Whether or
not the railroad .should be used exclusive
ly for the purpose of the construction of
the canal, or whether it should be avail
able for commercial purposes; whether
It would be desirable for the Government
to operate a steamship line between Now
York and Colon, not only for the trans
portation of construction material, but
also for that of handling commercial
freight; whether it would be advisa
ble for the Government to operate a line
on the Pacific Coast from Panama to
United States coast ports, or whether It
was likely that commercial interests
would provide their own transportation
facilities. General Bristow also made in
quiries as to the amount of freight that
would be forthcoming for such traffic
route, and that matter Involving the col
lection of statistics was referred to the
Chamber of Commerce, which will pro
ceed at once to collect the necessary in
formation and forward it to him- for the
purpose of assisting him in making up his
report to the President and to the Secre
tary of War.
After full discussion in which many
questions were asked- and answered, the
following resolution was unanlmpusly
"Resolved. That it is the sense of this
meeting that the commercial interests of
the Pacific Coast require the keeping
open of the Panama Railroad for com
mercial purposes; that merchandise be
transported across the Isthmus at a fair
rate of freight, taking into account the
length of the line, the operating expenses
and the transfer charges; that the matter
of water transportation be left open so
that all steamship lines shall have the
right to handle merchandise over the line
of railroad at the same rate of freight,
the Government taking no part in the
management of such a line, but availing
of it as far as itself finds it practicable
to do so, using its own transports for the
forwarding of Its own material to such
an extent as It may deem necessary or
Position Taken by Chamber.
It was the sense of the meeting that If
the railroad were open to the free use of
all comers at fair rates of freight, a
large traffic would spring up that would
demand the service of steamers for the
two water routes making up the chain
of communication, which steamers would
be supplied in the natural course of
trade and business, the theory being that
where there Is freight to go vessels can
always be found to take It.
From Here Goes to the Sound.
Today and tomorrow General Bristow
will devote to a further investigation of
Portland's attitude toward the Panama
transportation problem. rora here he
will go to the Sound ports and thence to
New Tork and other Atlantic seaboard
cities before returning to Washington to
compile his report to the President.
Joseph I. Bristow is an Important and
unique figure In the National Govern
ment. He is probably more cordially
hated by that class of politicians who
figure a public office a private snap than
my man in the country. He has an un
erring eye for crooks and a keen nostril
lor corruption. When McKinley made
him Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General
he found something rotten in the
aepartment and proceeded to dig for It.
rhc dishonest officials raised a distress
tlgnal and Influential members of Con
tress rushed In to head him off. They
raised a concerted howl against the fresh
roung man from Kansas who threatened
to spoil the rich picking.
Bristow liked that He Is a hard man to
bluff and he went to the President. He
"put him onto" a lot of dark and vain
rc&ys then In practice at the department
tnd convinced him "that the graft could
tfl stopped. The new assistant was told
to go ahead, and he did. To such good
purposes that Gotf and Machcn and some
lesser criminals are now in" the Jails that
Save long yawnod for them. Bristow
turned things Inside out. He broke .up a
'". little- game in Cuba and worried ;a.
JOSEPH li. BRISTOW, MEMBER PAKAMA CAXAI. COMMISSION, WHO CONFERRED WITH PORTLAND BUSI
NESS MEN YESTERDAY.
majority of statesmen in both houses of
Congress to the verge of the grave.
Nothing Balked Him.
When he decided to investigate a man
the culprit might as well throw up his
hands, for Bristow never stopped until
he got to the bottom of things. He
made the Postofflce Department look like
the Oregon political machine in these
He was threatened, cajoled and be
sought by the strongest influences of pol
itics and business, but he stuck to his
Job. Finally, when he had renovated
the postal office be washed -up and put
on his coat. It was then a fit place for
a white man to live in.
But he didn't care for the "simple life"
sort of things in a departmental berth,
and, having completed his good work,
he was ready to quit. President Roose
velt then made him a special commis
sioner to find out the truth of some other
things, and he's now into that up to the
Time was when "Joe" Bristow was an
unknown county officer in Lawrence,
Kansas. It was not so long ago either
for he will not be an old man for many
years. He made a good officer and es
tablished a reputation for being honest
and capable. He got into state politics
and was secretary of the Republican state
committee and secretary to the Governor.
Then McKlnley discovered that he was a
much-needed man, and having been faith
ful in a few things he was given a po
sition of National Importance.
He's not handsome nor graceful, but
he's square. In every capacity he has
earned his hire many times over. He's
the kind of man the nation has use for,
and certainly higher things are in store
The people of Kansas talk of sending
him to the United States Senate, and with
Burton and some others In evidence
it would seem to be a very fine Idea. He
declined to say yes or no yesterday when
asked about the matter, but it was plain
to see that the Idea was not displeasing
to him. He would make a disturbance
In the Senate, where his type of men are
much needed. It would be a good scheme
to make him a Senator just because he's
so unpopular in certain circles.
FACES SEEN AT THE INQUEST HELD OVER FUGI, THE
COMES TO LECTURE
E. A. Kimball Will Speak on
. Christian Science,
HE IS A FIRM BELIEVER
Chairman of the Official Board of
Lectureship Will Repeat Visit
of Seven Years Ago to
the City of Portland.
The announcement of another coming
of a Christian Science lecturer calls to
mind the fact that it Is scarcely a gener
ation ago since 31ns. Mary Baker G. Bddy,
the leader of this movement, gave to the
world the benefit of her thoughts. Inves
tigation and discovery; and in this brief
period the progress and development of
this addition to the denominational world
has been such as to excite the interests
of people generally. Mature In years,
Mrs. Eddy still actively works for the
church and cause she has founded, and
according to the most recent reports is
in the best of health. It Is said that not
less than a million people have been
Tiealed of disease by this teaching, and
that many thousands, by reason of prac
tical benefits thus received have become
earnest students and adherents of Christ
Ian Science, and have gained greater con
tentment, happiness and righteousness in
their lives than they formerly possessed.
Edward A. Kimball, who Is to lecture
at the Marquam Theater Sunday evening,
is the chairman of the official board of
lectureship of the First Church of Christ-
Ian Science in Boston, the mother church.
He delivered the first authorized public
lecture In Portland some seven years ago
and has not visited the Northwest since
that time. It is the practice of the Christ
ian Science churches throughout the coun
try to give annually at least one com
plimentary public lecture, and the oppor
tunity to secure Mr. Kimball at this time
has been made possible by" his being on
the Coast, spending a brief vacation In
It is said that Mr. Kimball is a living
example of the healing efficacy of this
doctrine, having been cured a number of
years ago of a malady pronounced In
curable by materia medlca, and since re
gaining his health he has been Intimately
and prominently Identified with the move
ment as practitioner, teacher and church
reader in Chicago, and of latter years
as teacher of the Massachusetts Meta
physical College in Boston. In this capac
ity it has been his privilege to come
in frequent and close association with
Mrs. Eddy. Mr. Kimball Is therefore emi
nently qualified to speak on Christian
Science and It Is believed that Portland
people will be be glad to avail themselves
of this opportunity to hear so authorita
tive a presentation of the subject as he,
no doubt, will give.
At the lectures heretofore 'given, the
Marquam Theater has been filled to Its
capacity and many have been unable to
gain admlssslon. In order to Insure seat
ing, reserved checks should be obtained
at the theater box office on Saturday,
April 1. These 'checks will, be issued
without charge, and will entitle holders
to seats until 7:45 o'clock only. The lec
ture will begin promptly at 8:00 o'clock,
after which time the doors of the theater
will be closed.
Northwestern People in New York.
NEW TORK, March 2S. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
Tork hotels today as follows:
Portland Broadway Central, F. E. Fos
ter; Breslin. R. E. Norton.
Seattle Empire, J. Kellcher; Broadway
Central, W. Strang; Herald Square.
Miss M. Foshay, W. D. Foshay.
Walla Walla. Wash. Broadway Cen
tral. J. Kremer.
Spokane Grand Union, E. PInkus.
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PLACES BLAME ON HANOAKA
Brown Men Prove Reticent Witnesses
but Admissions of Prisoner and
Blood-Stained Knife Are Con-,
sidered Best of Evidence.
STATEMENT OF CASE.
Five Japanese are put through rigid
examination at the laauest, but plead
Ignorance of the murder, and deny
knowledge of the asaasain.
Detective Hartman tells the Jury that
Sakutaro Hanoaka. made most damaging
confessions to him at Harrlsburg', and
exhibit the knife the prisoner gave him.
It bears blood etalns on its blade. Ha
noaka has admitted to tho officer that
he haA trouble la tha restaurant -where
the murder took place, and has said tills
vraa Use -weapon with wbiob he did some
The Jury believe that Hanoaka.
stabbed the -victim now dead, and so
states In the verdict.
The District Attorney's office will vig
orously prosecute the case, and if ill have
rh blood (tains analyzed and attempt to
convict Hanoaka. .
All the skill and artful Questioning .and
cross-questioning of shrewd prosecutors
could not bring from the lips of five Jap
anese during three hours of time evidence
sufficient to fix definitely upon Sakutaro
Hanoaka the murder of I. Fugl, but
bloodstains on the knife admittedly his
property, coupled with his own confes
sions, may accomplish it-
Four little brown men and one little
brown woman, all of whom were present
In the Japanese restaurant when I. Fugl
was fatally stabbed, were put through a
trying session at the inquest yesterday
afternoon, but not one word that In any
way would connect Hanoaka with tne
deed was wrung from their lips. They
pleaded drunkenness and loss of memory,
and despite the strenuous examinations
given each one in turn before the i-oro
ner's Jury, they would not tell anything
damaging to the alleged murderer, now
fighting for his life and liberty.
Circumstantial Evidence Strang.
It was tho clear-cut. matter-of-fact,
statements of Detective Hartman and the
exhibition of the bloodstains on Hanoaka's
knife blade that caused the jury to de
clare the belief that the prisoner was
guilty of the murder of Fugl. Therefore,
after careful deliberation, the six men re
turned a verdict stating that, judging
from the evidence. Fugl came to his
death following knife wounds presumably
inflicted by Hanoaka.
Consequently, tho case against Hanoaka
will be -vigorously prosecuted by the Dis
trict's Attorney's office. He will be ar
raigned today before Municipal Judge
Hogue on a charge of murder In the first
degree, add. In view of thejiew develop
ments, will undoubtedly be held under
heavy bonds. The five Japanese who yes
terday refused to tell anything will be de
tained as witnesses, also under heavy
Chemical analysts of the bloodstains on
the blade of Hanoaka's knife and on his
coat will bo made. In order to prove
whether it is human blood. Great im
portance Is attached to this, for upon It
and upon the admissions made by the
prisoner to Detective Hartman depends
largely the final result. There will be
other corroborative evidence, however.
Japanese Prove Forgetful.
Acting Coroner Flnley and Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Bert E. Haney, assisted by
Detectlves Hartman and "Vaughn, con
ducted the inquest. S. Toyado, a Japanese
newspaper editor, acted as Interpreter.
One Japanese at a time was taken before
the jury and questioned, all others being
barred out. Notwithstanding this, they
all refused, or failed, at least, to thrpw
any light upon the tragedy. Every one,
with the exception of M. TukI, the wom
an, pleaded drunkenness at the time of
the stabbing, together with loss of mem
ory, as an excuse to avoid answering. Tha
woman disclaimed knowledge of the affair,
although she was present in the capacity
of waiter, the scene being a restaurant
at Fourth and Flanders streets.
The Japanese who were examined were
K.' Shiria, T. Oshlma, K. Kamela, a den
tist; K. Ishkawa. one of the proprietors
of the restaurant, and M. Yukl, the wait
ress. The dentist was intoxicated on the
stand. It Is known that he did not tell
all he knew of the stabbing affray, for he
denied everything, when, as a matter of
fact, he is the individual who directed the
officers In the search for the assailant on
the morning of the affair, who identified
Hanoaka's photograph, and gave the in
formation that Hanoaka had served a
term In the penitentiary for stabbing a
Japanese at Astoria. Shiria and Kamela
were cut during the mix-up, presumably
ty Hanoaka, but nevertheless refused to
assist In his prosecution.
City Physician Zan. who attended Fugl
at the Good Samaritan Hospital, swore
that the victim died as the result of
knife wounds in his abdomen, and said
the cut was clean as a surgeon would
make an operation. The knife, belonging
to Hanoaka, It is declared, could be used
to inflict such a wound.
LIKES THE TTHITED STATES BEST
Portland Man Sees Bullfights and
Other Things In Mexico.
Hugh McArthur. who lives at 581 East
Ankeny street, has just returned from a
sojourn of three months in Northern Mex
ico. visiting the cities, attending bull
fights and looking Into the Industrial con
ditions of that country. He came home
better pleased than ever that be-la an
American citizen, and not a Mexican, not
that the climatic condition of Northern
Mexico, where he spent three months, is
not all that could be desired, but be
cause of the people and their ways of
Mr. McArthur's description of a bull
fight Is much more graphic than pleasant,
and he says that there Is nothing in the
United States that anywhere equals it ex
cept a football game. A banker whom
he asked how It' was that they all went
to such a place said that the bullfights
were no worse than the American foot
ball games and the prizefights.
Mr. McArthur was not impressed with
EWORLD'S FAIR, FIRST PRIZE
Set up, complete, in your house (by Muck
Dunning Hardware Company). This range
took first prize at the St. Louis "World's Fair.
"With every 50-cent purchase you will get a
ticket entitling the holder to one chance on
this beautiful range, now on exhibition in
our window. Drawing takes place Saturday,
April 29, at 8 P. II. v
'. '0I..C. RYE, A BIG, FULL QUART, $1
195 third Street
;Telophorio Main 380 Portland, Oregon.
the industrial conditions. Ha found the
common laborer ground down to the point
of starvation, and the land under control
of a few men. With J100.000, Mr. Mc
Arthur said, a man could buy some of
the richest plantations In the country,
and he thinks of going back and scooping
up several thousand acres of land.
H0N0ES ARE . PAID KREISLER
Tributes to His Genius Are Given
It is not unusual for artists of renown
and world-wide reputation to have honors
thrust upon them by the socially elect, as
well as by the various rulers of the tem
poral kingdoms of the earth. It Is. how
ever, rather a novelty for so young,a man
as Fritz Krelsler to be the recipient of
the many distinguished honors that have
been paid him.
He ha3 the usual selection of scarfpins
with the Initials of the royal donors in
diamonds, he has. also, the monogram
and crown pin of the Princess of Flanders
In diamonds: when he played at the wed
ding of the Princess Alice, at the special
command ft the King of England, he was
presented with link sleeve buttons bear
ing the diamond and ruby "E" and "R".
But more than he treasures these con
ventional gifts, .does Krelsler care for the
honors paid htm In the membership to
orders of unusually high degree.
For instance, not long ago after a con
cert by the Royal Amateur Society of
London, of which society the Prince of
"Wales is president, Krelsler was person
ally congratulated by the King, who pre
sented him with the gold crown badge,
thus making him a member In honorary
of the society. Then, too, the Jjondon
Philharmonic Society conferred upon
Krelsler the "Beethoven Gold Medal,"
which has been bestowed upon but five
other violinists within 90 years.
Krelsler will play here In Portland at
the Empire Theater the 4th of April,"
Tuesday night of next week, and the sale
of seats for the recital opens Saturday
morning, April 3.
' Case Against Head Dismissed.
At the request of Deputy District Attor
ney Haney, Municipal Judge Hogue yes
terday dismissed the charge of mutilation
of records preferred against James M.
Head last Thursday. It Is said that there
was not sufficient evidence to warrant
further proceedings and that criminal
prosecution will be dropped. Head was
charged with mutilating records of the
Lewis and Clark Accommodation Bureau,
"A shilling coun
tenance" is pro
duced by ordinary
The use of Pears'
reflects beauty and
leaves the skin soft,
white and natural.
Matchlessfor the complexion.
for the purpose of defrauding stockhold
ers. H. L. Briggs, president of the or
ganization, signed the complaint. A. B.
Mathews and H. U. Beatty were said Xo
be Interested in. the case; and claimed to
have lost money. It Is said they now
Intend to Institute suits in equity against
GORDON U tie beit name erer fat Is
man's bit. Best far the man and for
tne man pocket book.
NO name was ever
put in a hat that
means more than the
Gordon name. Every
year the sale of Gordon
Hats increases. The
the $5 class, and when
they come they come to
stay. Wear a Gordon
Hat (soft or stiff) and
you will recognize its
right to be classed as the
j aiiz - i j r t
i a uisuuguittiica irom tut
others bjits f ullflavor, deliciouf
quality and absolute purity. I
Walter M.Lowey Co., j
BOSTON, MASS. 1
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