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VOL. XLV. !N0. 13,830.
PORTLAND, OKEGON, THURSDAY, APRIL C, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Dynamite Found Hidden
POLICE WERE IN THE PLOT
ipwelve Members Are Placed
'CHANCE LEADS TO DISCOVERY
imperial Court In. Panic on Learning
That Terrorists Have Pene
trated Xourt and Cor
rupted the Police.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 6. At last the
terrorists have succeeded in penetrating
the cordon of guards about the Czar, and
In smuggling high explosives into the pal
ace itself, and as a result there is a feel
lag of apprehension among ail of the high
officials and the guards about His Maj
esty have been trebled.
Late yesterday afternoon, as the guard
at the palace -was being changed, Lieutenant-Colonel
Shiraupski, who was in com
mand, noticed that one of the Cossacks
who had been posted at the main door
-was wearing the sword of an infantry
officer, and not the saber of a Cossack.
He thereupon called a Corporal and placed
the man under arrest. He was at once
searched and incriminating documents
were found on his person.
Search of the palace revealed two pack
ages of dynamite, placed against the main
deer of the imperial suite, in a dark cor
ner, whore they were not likely to be no
ticed. A searching inquiry was at once insti
tuted, with the result that 12 secret police
agents were arrested as accomplices, and
all were hurried to the Peter and Paul
fortress, where they were interviewed by
The fact that the terrorists have suc
ceeded in corrupting members of the se
cret police and soldiers has caused much
alasm, and another attompt against a
lflh official is looked for. "
TRUE CURE FOR RUSSIA'S ILLS
Doctor's Congress Prescribes Political
Reform and Liberty First.
MOSCOW. April 5. The Congress of
Doctors, from all parts of Russia, which
was summoned to meet in Moscow under
the auspices of the Pirogoon. Medical So
ciety to devise means for combating the
expected visitation of cholera, which con
gress was first prohibited but later was
granted permission to meet under the
condition that it discuss only scientific
questions, has justified the apprehensions
of the authorities by adopting, as Its first
stop in the anti-cholera crusade, a set
of resolutions calling for the execution
of the whole radical political programme.
This grafting of political considerations
upon the ostensible medical alms of the
gathering is justified, the speakers argue,
by the Incapacity of the present admin
istration to cope adequately with cholera.
The resolutions declare that an improve
ment in the economic conditions of the
people is necessary as a basis for the
preservation of health, and that for fu
ture prevention of epidemics it is lmpera
tlve to make radical changes in the tax
law, an increase In the quantity of land
allotted to peasants and to satisfy the
demands of the industrial classes and grant
all concessions necessary to completely
tranqulllze the ignorant population, among
whom otherwise it will be Impossible to ex
ecute sanitary measures. Even the lives of
doctors, the resolutions aver, would be
in danger. The proposals culminated in
a demand for the immediate convocation
of & constituent assembly, on the basis
of a universal ballot without distinction
of sex, nationality or religion.
Stop the War at Once.
The congress, in which there are over
3800 delegates, representing nearly every
district of European Asia, also de
manded the immediate stoppage of the
war, declaring that a policy of conquest
awd adventure had thrown the country
Into terrible and extensive poverty in
which cholera would nourish.
This action of the congress was not
unexpected, as the medical profession of
Hussla is largely composed of Jews and
Polos and has been subjected to the rad
ical influence of the universities.
Tne delegates professed extreme alarm
at alleged attempts to Incite the ignorant
classes against the educated Liberals, and
the whole spirit of the resolutions
breathes overtures to the working classes
for united action.
. Demands of the Congress.
Among the demands .set forth in the
resolutions is the transfer of the police
to the executives of the local govern
ments; guarantees of freedom of 'speech,
the press and assembly; union and
strikes; amnesty for all political and re
ligious prisoners and exiles; equality of
all nationalities, languages and religions
before the law; compulsory education;
separation of church and state; lntroduc
tion of an income tax; abolition of indl
rect taxes and the main points of the
Gopon petition of the St. Petersburg work
men of January 22. One resolution fa
vored responsibility of tho ministry to a
representative assembly. After the adop
tion of the resolutions, a number of rad
ical speeches were made.
The Congress was divided Into sections
for tho discussion of the bacteriological
and" sanitary aspects of cholera and im
mediate preventive measures. A number
of reports on disinfection were presented.
The Congress favored it wherever possl
ble, but declared general compulsory dis
infective measuros impossible. Tho pos
slbllity of an outbreak of cholera in the
Far East was also discussed.
The local authorities throughout the
33mpiro are also aroused at the danger
of an epidemic and, orders are being is
rued by all city officials for the cleaning
of slums and unsanitary districts and
for measures to localize the disease "Wher
ever it appears.
COSSACKS USE THE KNOUT.
Funeral Procession Brutally Dis
persedWoman Shot by Strikers.
"WARSAW, April 6. (1:15 A. M.) In an
ticipation of the funeral of a girl who died
of wounds received in the fighting' on Sun
day, the workmen of all the factories in
the northern part of the city left their
work yesterday afternoon and crowaoa
tho streets. The police, fearing a hostile
TpmnnstraHnn fnrhftde thn fnnwal and
summoned Cossacks, who, -using their
knouts and swords freely, finally succeed
ed in dispersing me garnering.
Owing to the closing of the University
of "WnrcnTjc IfVYl RtiiflnntR WRrn dismissed
yesterday. All students whose conscrip
tion was nostnoned durinsr their university
year will be compelled to serve now.
A nonstriking woman at the gas wonts,
whom the strikers had condemned to
dejitri was shot nnd severely wounded
yesterday by a workman who escaped.
The police and military maae a lurcner
visit 1n thB Knhnrbs of
Wela Tuesday night, where thpj arrest
ed 14 prisoners and discovered great quan
tities of revolutionary proclamation!.
EVEN WOMEN TAKE UP ARMS
Driven From Czar's Forests, They
Return and Beat Foresters.
VIENNA, April 6. A dispatch from
Vilna states that all of the able-bodied
men in the district having been sent to
war by the Czar, the women and children
invaded the imperial forest and began to
cut the dead timber, arguing that, as their
protectors were away in tne service or.
the Emperor, there could be no harm in
seeming fuel to warm themselves from
the deadfalls In the woods. Tho foresters
drove them away and beat a number of
them cruelly. " -
Tho next day the women, armed with
clubs and axes, returned and attacked the
foresters. They burned the house of the
chief forester and so badly injured him
and three of his assistants that all are
expected to die.
PEASANTS LOOT AND BURN.
Caucasus Scene of Renewed Upris
ing Attack on Police Official.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 6. Official
advices report continued disorders in the
Caucasus. within the past week-peas
ants have looted and burned public offices
in many villages in the Gore district.
sacked schools and private estates, cut-
Xing down trees and threatening to kill
tho police if they interfered, and forced
priests to go with them and take an oath
of solidarity with their cause. Similar
but less serious disorders are reported
to have taken placo in the Tlflis district.
At Kishinef Wednesday night an un
successful attempt was made to assas
sinate Assistant Police Commissioner
VENDETTA AGAINST POLICE.
Attacks So Frequent That Mention
Is Officially Forbidden.
LONDOX. Anrll E.-Tho Time? corre
spondent at St. Petersburg states that
atttacks on the police are becoming so
frequent that a secret circular has been
issued forbidding their mention, if tho
victim is of lower rank than assistant
Call the People's Representatives.
ROSTOFF-ON-DON. Russia, April 5.
The Technical Society has adopted a reso
lution expressing want of confidence, in
the bureaucracy and declaring that tho
summoning of tho people's representatives
to take part in a legislative "body is the
absolute necessity of the hour.
Forbidden to Send Petitions.
OREL, Russia, April 5. The Governor
of Orloff Province has issued a proclama
tion forbidding petitions regarding the
imperial rescript. The Liberals charge
that this action is in direct violation of
the Imperial ukase of March 3, granting
free right of memorial.
Reform System of Education.
KHARKOFF, Russia, April 5. The par
ents of scholars hero have passed a reso
lution to the effect that reform in the
educational system is necessary, but ex
pressing the opinion that it is impossible
without a change in the form of govern
ment. Away With the Press Censor.
MOSCOW, April 5. The Town Council
has petitioned for freedom from provincial
press censorship and for the reading of
tho imperial rescript in the churches.
BTTRTON WILL SOON HESIGN.
Kansas Senator Regards Supreme
Court Decision as Vindication.
KANSAS CITY. Mo, April a A special
to the Journal from Abilene, Kan., says:
"Senator J. R. Burton will resign his
seat as United States Senator in a short
time, according to information given out
by one of his close personal friends here,
After he was convicted, and pending his
appeal to the Supreme Court, he could
not resign for fear that it would be takon
as an admission of guilt. The Suprome
Court reversed the doclsion and Burton
now stands as innocent, until convicted
again. He believes this is a good time to
withdraw from the Senate.
SENATOR 0. H. PLATT VERY ILL
Aged Connecticut Statesman Suffers
"WASHINGTON, Conn., April 5. United
States Senator Orville H. Piatt is ill at
his Summer residence here with bronchial
pneumonia. Senator Piatt was takon sick
with a severe cold while returning from
the funeral of his colleague. Senator Haw
ley, -wo weeks ago In Hartford. During
the last few days tho trouble increased
in "intensity, but today it was said that
the chances of recovery were good.
marked improvement being reported this
BLOODY TRAGEDY OF STREET
Mutilated Body Thrown Away by a
Man Who Eludes Pursuit.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6. The head
lacc lpcless trunk of a yourur man wns
found late tonight on Vallejo street, near
Powell. It was 6tlll warm and the fiesh
was quivering when picked up. The body
was wrapped In an old blanket, tied up
with fisherman's twine. A man was seen
to throw the bundle away by a passerby,
who pursued him, but failed to overtake
mm. so xar xnere is no ciue w me iden
tity of the murdorcd man or his murderer.
TEXAS BIG HEART
Gives Roosevelt Thun
YOUNG TO THE FRONT
Children of Denison Load Him
VAST CROWD AT SHERMAN
Kansas Wakes Him Up and Jndian
Territory and Oklahoma Re
ceive Advice on Their
DALLAS, Tex., April 5. President
Roosevelt is tonight the guost of the
Lone Star state. The special train bear
ing the President and party arrived in
Dallas over the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railroad promptly at 6:25 o'clock this
evening. Reception committees wcro in
evidence when tho train rolled into the
station, and the Chief Executive was
driven through the streets to a public
stand near tho Oriental Hotel, where he
delivered an address. The streets were
densely packed with citizens and visitors
and the reception accorded the President
was nothing short of a continuous ova
tion. After delivering his speech the
President and his party attended a din
ner at the Oriental Hotel tendored by
the citizens of Dallas. His train will
leavo for Waco, Austin and San Antonio
at b:40 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Made Children Proud of You.
"When 2 layor Bryant T. Barry, of Dal
las, finished his address of welcome and
introduction. President Roosevelt immedi
ately addressed the gathering. He said
I can. in a sense, claim to bo. by blood at
least, a typical President, for I am half
Southerner, half Northerner. I was born
In the East and I have a great deal of the
West in my spirit. I wast you men of
Texas, you men of my age, to see today
that exactly as you Uit your heads here by
virtue of what your fathers have done, eo
your children have the rlrbt to hold their
heads hlsh because ot tho -wsy la which sou
have carried yourselves. A serious memory
Is the best of all things for a nation, it it
spurs that nation on to try to rise level
with that memory. It is a poor thin? for a
nation if. It uses the memory of the past
to excuse It for inaction or failure In the
present. Keep before yourselves ever that
the very fact that you are proud of those
who have gone before makes it incumbent
upon you to leave a heritage ot honor to
thoeo who are to come after you and to
train up those who are to come after you so
that they can do their work in tho world.
After urging the people to bring up chil
dren with 'the idea that they must bear
hardship, ho said:
"What would you all have been lit for.
you men who fought in the Civil "War, l
you had been trained up to believe that, if
you met a difficulty, the proper thing was
to He down or run away; and you don't
like, do you, for an occasional foolish
father and X am sorry to say, an occasional
foolish mother to bring up the bor or the
girl on the theory that all that Is neces
sary Is to have an easy time and to dodge
I cannot sufficiently thank you for the way
you have greeted me today. I am more
touched by it than I can express, and I come
to the soil of this state, hallowed by the
great deeds of great men. I corne knowing
your people already and believing in them.
I shall go away with this feeling. A couple
ot years ago I went from the Atlantic to
the Pacific The fundamental fact and a
mighty pleasant fact Is that wherever you
And the average American, the average
American is a pretty good man. It is our
unity, not tho divergency that Is the great
fundamental fact of our national life. I
shall go away a stronger and a better
American for having been In this state of
strong and good Americans, this mighty
commonwealth of Texas. I thank you.
In Kansas and Indian Land.
"When the President awoke this morn
ing his train was traversing tho plains
of Kansas. At every station cheering
and enthusiastic crowds were present, all
bent on seeing and, if possible, hearing
the chief executive. The special train
entered Indian Territory before noon.
At Vlnita a short stop was made and
the President briefly addressed a large
crowd. When Muskogee was reached
fully 10,000 people surrounded the railroad
station. A stand draped in tho national
colors had been erected nearby, and, al
though the programme did not call for a
speech here, the President yielded to the
loud acclaim of the people, and, escorted
by a committee which boarded his train.
made a brief address. His subject was
"Statehood," and enthusiastic applause
greeted his utterances that Indian Ter
ritory would add its star to the galaxy
of states within a year. Brief speeches
were made at South McAlester, Atoka,
Caddo and Durant, after which the train
crossed the state line into Texas.
Denison was reached at 3:45 o'clock.
Preparatory to the arrival of the train
the yards had been cleared of all cars.
and all work was suspended. An im
mense crowd had gathered to greet, the
President, who was standing on the rear
platform smiling and bowing his ac
knowledgement of. tho cheers which greet
ed him as soon aa the train stopped.
Texas Children's Offering.
A party of school children advanced
to the platform and presented to the
Presjdent a magnificent floral offorlng In
tho shape of a Texas flag. A card at
Prenented by . the children of the public
schools as a welcome to the President.
The Stat of Texas and the City of Denison.
In presenting the floral offering; Miss
I'auune uvoreiu as spoKeswoman, said
In former times the children strewed flowers
in the pathway of Washington and LaFayettc;
today thet school children' of the first free
public school building ever orccted In Texas
glv you this floral osnblem, signifying
honor ami Integrity.
The Prosldoht replied briefly.
"When the train pulled out for Sherman,
the President, standing on the platform,
waved his hand and smiled in response
to the repeated cheers. At Sherman one
of the largest crowds ot the day greeted
the President He was escorted to a
stand, where he spoke for 15 minutes.
Cannon boomed and the city was in gala
attire in honor of the visitors. From
Sherman the train maintained its sched
ule to Dallas. The President was in
splendid spirits after the long day's ride
and shortly before reaching Dallas said
that he never felt better in his life.
Hogg Commends His Policy.
The President was the guest of
honor tonight at a banquet at which
covers were laid for 300. The President
made a charccteristic speech in which
he gave a definition of what he meant
by the expression 'A square deal for
all." His definition was received with
great applause, tho "din lasting- several
minutes. Later he was presented with
a loving- cup by the citizens of Dallas.
Just before the banquet was over ex-
Governor Hogg, in response to calls,
got up and made a speech in which he
warmly commended the President for
his policy in the Panama canal mat
ter and the Northern Securities case.
At the conclusion of Mr. Hogg's
speech, the President left his chair
and, walking over to Mr. Hogg, shook
hands with him and warmly commend
ed him. Mr. Hogg- had said in his speech
that he wanted the President to under
stand that the people ot Texas had
not snubbed him for his action in the
Panama canal matter, notwithstanding
the policy of certain Southern Sena
tors. THE RIGHT TYPE OF CITIZENS
Indian Territory Advised to Study
Quality of Its Citzenship.
SOUTH M'ALESTER, I. T., April 5.
Statehood was the President's text at this
place. He told the people that Indian
Territory would probaly come into the
Union in a year's time.
"Let the children come to tho front,"
said tho President, as the crowd thronged
around his car, and tho children did come
to the front with a rush, the "grown
ups' standing by to make room. The
President, after repeating his remarks
earlier in the day regarding statehood,
I am particularly glad to greet everywhere
I have been today so many school children. I
need not tell you that what really counts in
any state Is the character of men and -women
who make up that state. You have a won
derful soli, a wonderful climate. Tou are de
veloping great Industries. But all of that will
not avail you if you don't have the right type
of men and women in the state. That la what
counts. I believe you are getting that type.
I believe you are paying heed to the education
of the young people, of these girls and boys
that I see before me. who in 10 or 15 years
will be running things. C-vpplause.)
I do not want to preach, but I do want to
say Just a word or two to make you under
stand the responsibility that rests upon you.
Rightfully, w take tho moot Intense pride in
our country. We have a right to tay that this
Is a pretty big country, because It Is. But
even more important than being proud of it
now is to pee that those who come after us
will haTe the some right to feel proud of It
that we have. We are proud now of what our
fathers did in the days that tried men's souls,
and In tune of war or In time of peace we
must so conduct ouraaKea that those who
come after us will have the same right to be
proud of their ancestors of this generation
that w have to be proud of our ancestors ot
tho Civil war.
MAKE INDIANS GOOD CITIZENS
President's Advice to Future State
DURANT, I. T., April 5. At Atoka the
I have only a moment In which to greet you
(Concluded on Third Page.)
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Partly cloudy with possibly
showers. "Winds mostly southerly.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 00
deg.; minimum, 45. Precipitation, none.
Tho War in the Par East.
Press censorship causes Russian defeat to be
exaggerated. Page 3.
"WarshlpB sighted east of Ceylon. Page 3.
Russian plan for rebuUding navy. Pago 3.
Germany revives rumors of peace. Page 3.
Dynamite discovered in Czar's palace; secret
police in the plot. Page 1.
Doctors' congress prescribes political re
form for nation. J?age 1.
Cossacks disperse "Warsaw mob with knout.
General uprising expected after Easter.
"Wild sceno In British Parliament over news
of Unionist defeat at Brighton. Page 4.
Awful destruction by earthquake In India.
Terrible drouth in Spain. Pago S.
Hungarian crisis grows worse. Page 4.
President Roosevelt speaks In Kansas, In
dian Territory and Texas. Page 2.
Germany notifies United States of her policy
In Morocco. Page 1.
Official documents show Kaiser started
movement for Chinese neutrality. Page 4.
Progress of beef trust Inquiry. Page 3.
Chicago street railways ready for municipal
ownership. Page 1.
Reaction against fads in New York public
schools. Page 2.
Hyde tells what he will ask Alexander to
explain at Equitable meeting. Page 3.
Millionaire settlement-worker marries poor
Russian Jewess- Page Z.
Schedule for sports and games at Exposi
tion U announced. Page 9.
Portland nine defeats San Francisco, 3 to L
Mrs. Keen No. 1 obtains verdict for $3000 in
damage suit. Page 3.
Hood River attorney will attack constitu
tionality of local-option law. Page 5.
Stanford shell capslres and crew narrowly
escape drowning. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Federal grand Jury will return Indictments
Saturday. Page 19.
Council grants franchise to Oregon Traction
Company: Policeman Nelson's expenses to
be paid. Page 11.
Traffic men will announce today whether
they will grant concessions to jobbers.
Contractors ring in collusion on drydock
bids. Pago 12.
"Willis Fisher, aspirant for Mayor, repre
sents young men In politics. Page 0.
St. Johns City Attornoy-elcct alleges Illegal
change In that city's charter. Page 4.
Evangelists hold prayer meetings at noon
hour; business houses close. Page 8.
All waiters employed at Hotel Portland
after May 1 will be white men. Page 0.
Democratic Club 'discusses political situa
tion. Page S.
Attorney Vaughn, may go to Jail for con
tempt of court- Page 10.
Commercial and Marine.
"Weekly review of local produce and Jobbing
markets. Pago 13.
Bulge in May wheat at Chicago. Page 13.
Stock market unfavorably affected by news
of Union Pacific stock increase. Paga 13.
California Spring wool prlcog named. Pago
vcstlgate steamboat inspection scrvlecT
' Page 12.
READY TO SELL
Dunne Can Do Business
With Car Lines.
CAN GET TOGETHER
Chicago Companies Will Pro
ceed to Improve.
ONLY QUESTION IS THE PRICE
No Obstacle Placed In Way of Muni
cipal Ownership Appraisal and
Issue of Certificates Is the
CHICAGO, April 5. (Special.) A new
campaign is to be started by the traction
companies in view of the election of Judge
Dunne to the mayoralty. This is tbo im
mediate, improvement of tho service, rebuilding-
and. rehabilitation of the lines
and the placing of tho systems in as ef
ficient a condition as possible. Franchise
or no franchise, the traction, companies
will proceed to build up their properties.
"Whether the city takes over the two sys
tems by purchase or by condemnation, it
still must take tho properties at a fair
cash valuation, the officials say, and all
additional improvements which they put
in must ultimately be paid for.
"Judging from Judge Dunne's remarks
as he is quoted in the papers today. I
take him to be a sensible, rational man.
That being the case, the traction question
can be settled with him in a sensible,
rational way. "We are prepared and will
ing to sell our property to the city. Wb
can got together, I am sure. The only
question will be the price,"
In these words John J. Mitchell epitom
ized the traction situation just before
he took the train for New York. Mr.
Mitchell seemed pleased with tho result
of the election and his satisfaction was
in large measure shared by all the trac
tion officials. It is felt by all that a new
phase of tho traction problem has been
reached. It is admitted on all hands
also that, so far as a new franchise is
concerned, the election yesterday effec
tually disposed of that. No franchise is
possible and no efforts will be made on
the part ot tho traction people to solicit
one. In consequence of tho election, only
one thing remains for the city and that
is the putting into operation at tho ear
liest possible moment of municipal own
ership. Both Lines Will Improve.
In the meantime the two traction sys
tems will go ahead and inaugurate the
work of rehabilitating their lines. The
City Railway Company blazed the way
and the directors feel more inclined than
ever to proceed with the far-reaching
improvements planned some time ago
which Vice-President T. E. Mitten is ac
tually working out. Franchise or no
franchise, the entire system is to be over
hauled and practically rebuilt. Millions
of dollars will be spent In equipment.
roadbuilding, power-houses and exten
sions. New rolling stock will begin to
come in about June 1, and from that time
on the substitution of these new cars
for the old, worn-out rolling stock will be
In the same way It is understood that
the Union Traction Company will follow
in the lines of the City Railway Com
pany. Receiver Fetzor said today that
no less than a half million dollars would
be spent this Summer in the improvement
of the roadway and the putting- in of
new rails. New rolling: stock has also
been ordered by the receivers and the first
of 60 new cars will be delivered about
City Must Pay for Improvements.
"Whether the city adopts municipal
ownership immediately or waits a year
or more," said one of. the traction offt
clals today, "It must ultimately pay for
all these Improvements, whether they be
called junk or not. Before election we
did not know where we stood, now we
do. Judge Dunne, as the new Mayor ad
yocatlng- municipal ownership, has de
clared his willingness to pay the compa
nies a fair price for their properties. He
will have an opportunity to 8o so. And
in the meantime any improvements we
put in wiL be so much added value to the
Managing Receiver John C Fetzer said
today In reference to contemplated bet
terment of the Union Traction lines:
"We are planning to Improve the serv
ice on our lines and this Summer wo will
spend at least $500,000 for new rails, the
roadway and the new cars. Arrangements
have already been made to spend all the
earnings above fixed charges. It Is our
policy gradually and constantly to Im
prove the system. In this work wo are
following the same policy as the City
Railway. It, however, has money avail
able, which we have not."
How the City Can Pay.
An important meeting of the receivers
of the Union Traction Company and Its
attorneys Is scheduled to take place to
morrow, at which Its plans will be dis
cussed. One of the receivers thinks he
has solved the problem of turning over
the traction lines to the municipal own
ership advocates. Commissioners, he says.
could appraise the tangible property of
the systems. Unexpired franchises could
go in as tangible property. When the
price has been fixed. Mueller certificates
could be Issued. If these certificates bring
tho same amount of revenue that the
present securities bring, the exchange
would be satisfactory. The companies-
could accept these certificates with the
proviso that, if at any time the interest
or principal was forfeited, the properties
would revert to the original owners.
Call Experts From Glasgow.
Mayor-elect Dunne today discussed a
plan to request the Mayor of Glasgow,
Scotland, to send to Chicago an expert
on municipal Ownership of railways.
Mayor-elect Dunne proposes to have the
Glasgow expert visit Chicago and remain
here for 60 or 90 days, or until such a
time as the Mayor-elect and advisers shall
have absorbed all the municipal owner
ship ideas prevalent In Glasgow and other
Scotch cities where public ownership is
Judge Dunne began preparations today
to leave the bench. He will assume his
new duties April 10.
Dunne's plurality is 2i,061. Other plural
ities are: For City Treasurer, Blockl
(Dem.), 13,769; for City Clerk, Anson
(Dem.), 24,243; for City Attorney, Smulski
(Rep.), 17,536. The new City Council Is
Republican, 3S to 31.
Chicago Will Have New Courthouse.
CHICAGO, April 5. By a vote that loft
no reason to doubt the final outcome
when the country towns are heard from,
Chicago has declared in favor of the
55,000,000 bond issue for a new Courthouse
The votes cast for the proposition were
131,276, and those against 96,341, leaving
a plurality of 34,933. This means, accord
ing to the plans of the County Board, that
a new Courthouse will be erected at once.
The bonds will run from September, this
year, and construction work will begin
as soon as the issue is floated.
WELLS ELECTED IN ST. LOUIS
Small Majority for democrat Bond
Issue Is Defeated.
ST. IXUIS, April 5. Complete first' re
turns from last night's municipal election
give Mayor Rolla Wells, Democratic can
didate for re-election, a plurality of 14S3
over Judge John A, Talty, Republican.
The vote for the candidates was a3 fol
lows: Wells. 44,203; Talty, 42,760; Lee Mer
rlweather. Independent Public Ownership,
Never before In the history of St. Louis
has a Mayoralty election been fought so
stubbornly. Until complete returns from
the last ward had been received the issue
was in doubt, and the official canvass of
the returns may yet change the complex
ion of the returns.
Other candidates for city offices either
ran slightly ahead or behind their party
leaders, and the Democrats and Republi
cans about equally divided honors for the
offices other than that of Mayor.
The proposition to increase the bonded
Indebtedness of the city by 59,000.000 for
making municipal improvements was
overwhelmingly defeated. Two amend
ments to the city charter were also de
feated by large majorities.
The new City Council will stand seven
Republicans and six Democrat to members.
MRS. YOUNG- BEADS LETTERS
Widow of Murdered Man Studies Evi
dence Against Smith.
NEW YORK, April 5. Mrs. Young,
widow ot Caesar Young, the bookmaker
who was shot while riding in a cab with
Nan Patterson last June, visited the Dis
trict Attorney's office today, and with
Assistant District Attorney Rand went
over the packages of letters found by the
detectives who arrested J. Morgan Smith
and his wife in Cincinnati last week.
These letter will be used at the next
trial of Miss Patterson for murder.
J. Randolph Patterson, father of the
accused actress, was before the grand
jury today as a witness. It is supposed
that his testimony was required on some
phase, of the Morgan Smith alleged con
Smiths Say They Were Returning.
CINCINNATI, April 5. Tho habeas cor
pus hearing of J. Morgan Smith and wife
was adjourned today until next Monday.
The attorneys for the Smiths asked tho
adjournment, simply saying that they
wished more time. Ball was fixed at
$2000, but was not forthcoming.
In a long communication to the Times
Star today. Smith says that when ar
rested in this city last week, his wife and
himself were on their way back to New
York, where they expected to arrive In
time for tho new trial of Nan Patterson
next week, and that the detectives who
arrested them had been told of this in
tention. FROM CHICAGO TO PORTLAND
Excursion of Chicago Men Will
Spread Chicago's Glories.
CHICAGO. April 5. (Special.) Chi
cago's glories will be spread through the
West by a delegation of merchants and
business men from the Commercial As-
soclation, who will take a three weeks
trip to the Coast on a private car. Ac
cording to present plans the party" will
leave Friday afternoon.
Frank Van S. Hibbard, of Hibbanl.
Spencer. Bartlett & Co., has charge of
the arrangements and ton men have thus
far signified their Intention ot taking the
trip. Among these are Eales MacVeagh.
of Franklin, MacVeagh & Co., and rep
resentatives of Marshall Field & Co. and
other houses. Twenty-eight cities will
be visited. Brief stops will be made In
cities of the Southwest and a day spent
In Portland, Or.
BROTHERS MEET BY CHANCE
Happy Reunion of S. B. TImmons, of
Portland, With N. A. TImmons.
DENVER, Colo.. April 5. (Special.)
After 20 years of separation, each be
lieving the other dead, two brothers met
quite by chance in the postofilce today.
So firmly was each man convinced that
his brother was dead that for some time
they refused to believe their eyes,
though the similarity of the two was
most pronounced and it was this re
semblance which led indirectly to their
N. A. TImmons, the elder brother, came
here not long ago from Kansas City. S.
B. TImmons, of Portland, Or., is stop
ping In Denver on his way to 'Chicago.
The two had not seen each other since
S. B. TImmons went West to seek his
Prepare to Prosecute the Santa Fe.
WASHINGTON, April S.-Judson Har
mon, of Cincinnati, and Frederick Judson,
of St. Louis, who have been retained by
the Government to Investigate and report
on alleged -violations of the law by the
Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fc Railroad in
giving rebates, are In Washington. Tholr
visit here Is for tho purpose of conferring
with Attorney-General Moody about cer
tain features of the investigation.
FO OPEN DOOH
German Policy in Mor
occo Told to Taft
SHE IS EQUAL TO ANY
OFFICIAL STATEMENT MADE
Kaiser Seeks to Draw From Roose
velt Another Declaration Like
That Regarding Chinese
WASHINGTON, April 5.-Germi v
has outlined to the x;ited State.
clear and emphatic terms th po.- t.
umimea Dy tne Berlin governraen t-i
Morocco. Upon the receipt of instruc
tions this morning from Berlin tLo
German Ambassador called upon 5Se. ro
tary Taft, whom the President le: q
leaving designated as the Cabinet of
ficer with whom the AmbasiaC - j
should confer, and in the name of ta
German Emperor left with the S rc
tary a brief memorandum setting i r h
the Morrocan policy which Gem. i- y
has allalong pursued and from wh
she does, not purpose to be swend.
In substance, the memorandum, whi"x
is couched in the most explicit lan
guage, announces that "Germany
stands Xor the open door in Mor, j
no less firmly than in tho Far East.
Xor the preservation of tho Moroccan
status quo and for the safeguarding
and protection of tho commercial ard
trade interests In Morocco, not only of
Germany, but of all the trading nations
of the world."
Importance of Morocco.
After presenting the memorandum,
the Ambassador had a brief conversa
tion with the Secretary on the sab
Jeot of Morocco, Baron von Sternberg
calling attention to the commercial im
portance of that country to the tr.
ing nations ana emphasizing tho in
ternational Importance of Ge marsy a
opinion of tho preservation there cf
the "open, door." The Secretary thanke I
tho Ambassador for his explicit state
ment of the German policy and prompt
ly forwarded the memorandum to Pres
ident Roosevelt. In conferring wit"
Mr. Taft, tho German Ambassador ws
acting upon the suggestion made t
him last week by the President, tl.it
the Ambassadors communicate -w.th
him through Mr. Taft upon matte-a
warranting the consideration. Mr.
Taft, while expressing interest in the
Emperor's views, refrained from com
mitting this Government on the se
lect, nor did the Ambassador in any
way endeavor to sound him as to ta
There is no request in the Geimn
note for a statement of the Washlrg
ton Government's position and one re a
son for Its presentation today was t-.o
circulation In Europe of sensational re
ports about the German Emperor s
visit to Tangier and the German atti
tude toward Morocco.
German Interests Slighted.
Although France Is not mention 1
in the memorandum. It can be st itrl
that Germany regrets that she waj
not officially advised of the new p
tion in Morocco contemplated by Great
Britain and France, which was Lnr'
disclosed in the treaty signed last
Spring, in which the London govern
ment referred to the superior intf-res:
of France in Morocco. Germany hoMs
that her Interests in Morocco arL 1
every respect equal to those of Great
Britain and the establishment by
power there of a special sphere of In
fluence would be deplored In Berli
Regarding the Emperor's visit to Tan
gier, although it was In the line n?
his cruise in the Mediterranean, the
object of his address whs, it can Ie
stated on high authority, to impress the
Moroccans with the seriousness of Ger
many's desire that the status qu:
should be maintained and that the
principle of the "open door" laid down
by Secretary Hay with reference t1
China should be strictly adhered to in
In diplomatic circles the significance
of Germany's frank avowal at Wash
ington of her views about Morocco Is
not underestimated-, and the incident
has attracted all the more attention
because of its occurrence on the day
on which the Washington Government
officially disclosed the initial role
played by Emperor William in the ex
changes of the powers last year re
garding Chinese neutrality In the Far
Eastern war. Some diplomats bellec
the object of the German representa
tions at this time is to evoke from
Washington a similar avowal of adher
ence to the "open door" policy in
Although Mr. Taft was not so In
formed, nor does his memorandum in
dicate it, it is believed here that a
similar statement of Germany's views
may have been addressed also to St.
Petersburg and Madrid.
No official statement of the German
position is obtainable at the German
Embassy here, in view of the fact that
President Roosevelt has scarcely had
time to consider tho memorandum.
CONFERENCE ON MOROCCO.
Kaiser Wants Powers to Unite in Set
tlement of Affairs.
BERLIN, April 5. The German govprn
mont would be pleased to see tho Moroc
co question sottled by an international
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