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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LABOR WAR WILL
TIE IIP CHIGASO
of 250,000 Men
TO SUPPORT THE TEAMSTERS
Death.and Riots Mark Struggle
in Retail District.
CALL OUT TROOPS
Strike 31as Already Involved Whole
Retail .District, and Spreads Fast.
' It 'May Become an Intcr-
, national Struggle.
FACTS OF GREAT CHICAGO
Number of men to tie called out,
Teamsters now on strike, 60,500.
Number of firms directly Involved,
Eleven hundred .express drivers or
dered out, involving Interstate laws.
Strike began last November with
Teamsters entered struggle 20 days
Demands by strikers, more wages
and closed shop.
Stand by united employers against
blackmail, coercion and riots.
Strike likely to Involve railway
unlonjs and become international.
CHICAGO. April 27. (SpecIaL)-The
Chicago "Federation of Labor, -with as
surances of strong financial and physical
help from affiliated bodies outside Chi
cago, today announced Its plan for bring
ing on the greatest strike In history. It
is proposed to call out every union em
ploye 1n Chicago, in wbatovcr capacity
employed, 250,000 in aJl, and put them at
work as pickets, it neiiss;raio to win th,
cause of the "teamsters.
The fight, which, threatens to become in
ternational and eventually end -with' the
arrival ol Federal troops, is unique in
that Pi started from the garment-workers
demand for a renewal of .the scale and
the closed shop last November. The pro
prietors refused to grant the closed shop
and the strike was ordered. It made
poor progress and would have dropped
out of sight but for frequent assaults.
Finally the garment-workers demanded
that the Federation of Labor take up
their failing cause. It was agreed. that
the strike must be won to save the Fed
eration from disintegration. The Team
sters "Onion, with no grievance of any
character, and contracts running three
years, was chosen as the Instrument to
win the strike.
Employers Prepare for War.
Angered by the breaking of contracts,
both by the garment-workers and the
teamsters, the employers banded together
and determined to win the struggle at
any cost. They formed the Merchants'
Teaming Association, incorporated In
New Jersey with $1,000,000 capital. Every
merchant is a member. As fast as his
men strike, he turns his teams over to
Two days ago, seeing the futility of con
tinuing the strike, the teamsters decided
to call It off. When they applied for
their positions, they were informed that
no- man who had struck would ever be
re-eraployed. This led to a conference
at which, all the unions, realizing that it
was a life and death struggle, decided to
fight it out
Way Tavcd for Calling In Troops.
The strike today of 1100 express drivers
paves the was' for bringing in the Federal
troops. With all teaming stopped or
badly crippled business will be paralyzed.
But the merchants have not been idle.
They received . 1S00 men from the East
this week, hardy, determined fellows
used to strike duty, and will put them on
A policeman was run down and killed
by a union driver today. There were
many brutal assaults, women ajid chil
dren were driven from the 'buses that
bring suburban passengers to the retail
stores, riots, and assaults were frequent
and all signs point to what will practic
ally be civil war in Chicago within a
week. It is freely predicted that the
railway brotherhoods will become in
volved and that the strike will spread to
all cities in the United States and
Retail District Tied Up.
Chicago merchants, to avman, are de
termined to fight, union demands to a
standstill this time. The struggle will
be. the most fierce ever witnessed, even In
this notbed of unionism, for both sides
are determined to win and nothing but
a crushing failure will be acknowledged.
Tonight every store on Btate street, with
two minor exceptions, has been struck.
This means practically the entire retail
district. This will be the fighting zone
and hostilities will be extended to the
outlying stores as rapidly as possible.
Residents, learning by experience, are
hastily laying in stores of everything
needful and preparing for a siege.
The plans for a general strike were out
lined by Charles Dold, president of the
Chicago Federation of Labor, in the fol
lowing signed statement Issued this after
all the union people of Chicago, numbering
250,000 men and women, is no bluff. It was
considered with coolness and deliberation at
the meeting of the executive board. It is
cldcnt now that the employers want a fight
to a finish, and wc propose to give it to
them. We will fight along definite lines up
to a certain point, and if this campaign
falls, we will call out not .only all union
teamsters, who number 40,000, but every
union man, woman and child in Chicago.
There Is a radical element in the Chicago
Employers Association which has been en
deavoring to force the supreme conflict be
tween capital and organized labor for years.
This element needs a trimming, and union
labor stands ready as a unit to give IL If
the employers think they can fill the places
of 250.000 union workers, let them go ahead
and try it. Tho universal tte-up of Chi
cago's industries may last a day or may last
a week, but it will win the fight for union
Vast funds will be necessary, of course, to
support such a widespread individual war.
So far we have assessed our members only
25 cents a week. Suppose in preparation
for the. larger conflict we assess them 92
each a weok. In that event each week will
give us & strike fund of $500,000. X antici
pate now that the present strike, before its
finish, will develop Into the greatest fight
between capital and organized labor in
Employers Accept Challenge.
When the employers and their repre
sentatives were Informed of these gigan
tic plans of the labor men they were dis
posed to view the threats with compla
cency. They point to the fact that the
rank and file of labor was, as a rule, not
in sympathy with the recent moves made
by designing leaders, and that more than
the mere word of the Federation of La
bor was needed to Involve honest work
ingrocn in widespread rebellion against
order, economics and the laws of the land.
Speaking of Charles Dold's threat, Levy
Mayer, attorney for the employers' inter
If this threat should be carried out. It
would be only another one of the instances
that demonstrate the despotic tyranny
which the labor situation presents. Prob
ably nothing could emphasize more acutely
the horrible conditions which prevail. The
teamsters have no complaint about wages,
hours -or conditions. They are simply seek
ing to prohibit business houses from deliver
ing merchandise to legitimate customers.
Nothing more than this, it seems to me.
need be said to show the frailty of the
teamsters cause apd the utter folly of their
DAY'S INCIDENTS OP STRIKE
Teamsters Swell Ranks-Guards and
CHICAGO, April 27. With 10.SS0 team
sters on strike tonight, with constant ac
cessions being made to their number, and
with the expressed determination of the
Employers' Association to take a firm
stand for the "open shop" and fight the
Teamsters' Union to a finish, Chicago
tonight to all appearances stands on the
eve of one of the greatest Industrial up
heavals In her history.
There was rioting ln'jvarlous parts of the
city today, despite the strong guards of
police and private deteotives hired by
the Employers' Association to protect its
wagpns. During the troubles three per
sons were seriously Injured, two of whom
wulprobabiy die. The injured ate:
Richard .Cummlng, police sergeant, run
over by an omnibus driven by John Ce
resa, a union, driver. Cummlng will prob
ably die. Cercsa has been arrested.
Samuel Jackson, colored teamster em
ployed by the J. V. Farwell Company, at
tacked by a mob numbering 200. He was
badly beaten and his head cut by a blow
with a shovel.
Mark Moran, District Messenger boy,
struck on the head by a board thrown at
a nonunion teamster from a building at
Van Buren and LaSalle streets. Condi
Army of Strikers Grows Fast.
The declaration made last night by the
members of the Employers Association
that they would promptly discharge any
teamsters who refused to deliver goods or
call for them at the establishment of
Montgomery Ward & Co. brought out the
teamsters in down-town mercantile
houses during the day, and the number,
it is expected, will be Increased largely
by tomorrow morning. Strikes have been
declared tonight against 12 leading firms,
and 1221 teamsters have gone out. In ad
dition to these firms, the teamsters em
ployed by a number of small concerns
were called out late in the evening. Tho
business agents of the Teamsters' Union
declared tonight that by tomorrow they
will call on strike 3000 truckdrlvers and
thereby cripple to a large extent the en
tire business of Chicago. It was declared
also that drivers for grocery houses which
delivered goods to any of the firms where
a strike existed would be ordered to join
in the lock-out.
While tho labor leaders were in confer
ence, delegates of the Employers' Asso
ciation and the representatives of outside
industrials met at the Union League Club
arid declared that they would fight td a
finish for the "open shop" in Chicago.
Subscriptions were taken during the day
to strengthen the Employers' Teaming
Company, the weapon with wtilch the
Teamsters' Union is to bo fought, and to
night President Mark Morton, of the com
pany, who is a brother of Paul Morton.
Secretary of the Navy, had over $1,000,000
at his djsposal and had ample assurances
from business men that he could have as
many times that amount as was neces
sary. One Firm After Another Struck.
The strike this morning was opened
promptly at the wholesale and retail
establishments of Marshall Field & Co.
and of Carson, Plrle, Scott & Co., when
drivers who refused to deliver goods to
Montgomery Ward & Co. were discharged.
All of the union men quit, and both firms
were badly crippled, and out-of-town de
liveries were not attempted. The. strike
qrder calling out the express drivers went
Into effect shortly before noon. The first
place visited by the business agents was
the barn of tho American Express Com
pany, where 200 men quit. Visits were
made to the barns of other express com
panies, and all of their union men quit at
Throughout the day officials of the
Teamsters' Union were active In scatter
ing warnings where, they had no ground,
according to their rule, for the calling- of
a strike. One of the Urst places "where
they called was the office of the Parmelce
Company. This company has a contract
with all the railroads entering Chicago
for the transportation of all baggage be
tween stations and down-town hotels and
TO BE PROBED
District Attorney Manning Will
Ask for Grand Jury to Make
RUMORS OF CROOKED DEALS
Charles E. Rumelln's Official Con
duct Will Be Investigated, as
Well as That of Other
MUI.TXOMAH COUNTY GRAND
JOTtr WIIX INVESTIGATE.
Alleged attempt of C. E. Rumelln to
bribe W. C Elliott, then City En
gineer. Alleged bribery of Councllmen
whereby automatic telephone fran
chise was defeated.
Rumors of scandal in city paving
Grant by City Council to street rail
way companies of blanket franchise.
Rumor of attempt to lower assess
ment rates for benefit ef rich property-owners.
New York has had its Murphy and its
Jerome; St. Louis, Its Butler and its Folk
Is It possible now that Portland is to
have its C. E. Rumelln and its John Man
ning? In view of the charges and tho ominous
rumors that are being bruited about the
streets ugly stories, all of them It would
seem that C. E. Rumelln. at least until
he is cleared of the stigma, stands before
the Portland public In an unenviable light
Charles E. Rumelln is a city father a
man elected to a public trust Has he
made this public office a private snap?
Is he guilty of having offered a bribe to
ex-City Engineer W. C. Elliott? Informa
tion has been filed against him charging
him with this crime, and on Monday DIs
trlst Attorney John Manning will ask
Judge Frazer to convene a grand jury, not
alone to Investigate the alleged charges
of bribery connected with the Front-street
bridge deal, but other serious charges that
are yet to be brought to Hght.-
A city the sire of Portland isjiot ex-,
pected to escape without its city scandals.
The frenzied desire to get rich, to get
money fast and honestly, if possible, but
to get money, does not pass Portlanders
by. In the thousands of dollars that the
city has been spending in street, city and
bridge improvements, the splitting of the
golden, profits, while not necessary, is a
thing expected. For months past there
have been rumors of graft going on, but
to catch the grafters has been another
3Ianntng on the Tra.ll.
True it is that In the flood of gab and
gossip there Is not much foundation, yet
In recent developments there seem to be
some facts, and while District Attorney
Manning is not proclaiming from the top
of Willamette Heights just what those
facts are, it is known that he has been
conducting a quiet but searching Investi
gation regarding the charges against C.
E. Rumelln and others that are just as
high up in municipal affairs, and even
those who are lower down the scale than
In regard to tbejtfiarges of graft in con
nection with the alleged telephone bribery
deal, whereby the automatic telephone
franchise was defeated, nothing has come
to light that would tend to show that
Rumelln had anything to do with this spe
cial case, but Mr. Manning is delving into
both cases with the eagerness and thor
oughness of a diver hunting for precious
pearls. Where the end will lead depends
upon the character of men who consti
tute the grand jury and the truth or un
truth of the hearsay stories that are
afloat. The biff thing Just now, and the
one in which Rumelln Is tangled in a nasty
mess, is tho Front-street bridge deal, In
which it is alleged that C. E. Rumelln
ottered W. C. Elliott, then City Engineer,
$5000 as a bribe to find defects in a cer
tain bid that of the Pacific Construction
Company and to ask the Executive Board
to throw it out, notwithstanding that It
was- tho lowest bid. While Mr. Manning
will not admit that he is In possession of
testimony particularly damaging to Rume
lln, it is known that there is such testi
mony, and that he will face the crisis of
his llfcin an effort to clear himself.
Humclin on the Firing- Line.
The old story that foes are fast and
furious to the man that's down may or
may not be applicable to Rumelln. He
may be; as he protests through his at
torney, C. E. S. Wood, as innocent of
the charges as an absoluta stranger with
in the city's gates. Yet the stories about
him, the fact that he was chairman of
one of the most important committees in
the City Council, a committee that
passed upon every franchise or contract
given by tho city, place him on the fir
ing line and a target for tho disgruntled
sharpshooters who failed to "get theirs"
when the good things were being passed
around. In addition to the charges of
bribery in the construction of the bridge,
there is a story in circulation that Rume
lln tried to "frame" up a deal with Coun
ty Assessor B. D. Slgler, whereby Sigler
was to assess valuable property at a very
low rate, and later a call was to be made
upon such property-owners. What foun
dation there was for any such story
could not be traced down. It is known
that this story has come to the ears of
prominent citizens, even to thoao of Cir
cuit Judges, and also that Mr. Manning
called Mr. Sigler. to his office for a Ions
was seen at his home, but he was in no
mood to talk, and he referred everything
to his attorney.
Street Railway -Deal, Too.
Still another story has it that Rumelln,
as well as other Councllmen, had a great
deal to do with certain blanket fran
chises that were granted to the street
railway companies, which the District
Attorney Is investigating. Last? hut not
least by any means. Is the assertion that
Rumelln has made use of his office as
Councilman to help him increase his
bank -account as a broker by lending
money to city employes. He Is said to
have stated to parties that out of this
money-lending: to policemen and firemen
and other city employes he has mado be
tween $3000 and $3000 a year. For every
loan he is said to have made to an em
ploye he charges 10 per cent. If this is
true then every man who borrows money
from Rumelln works one month in ten
for this city Councilman. It is not' on
record that Rumelln has used his of
fice as a means of increasing his busi
ness as a broker, but now that rumors
are blowing about the streets as freely
as the dust, there are some who say
that there are employes who, while they
do not need to borrow Rumelln's money
at 10 per cent do so because they think
it gives them firmer hold on their posi
tions. It Is understood that policemen
and firemen form the bulk of Rumelln's
customers, a practice, so the story goes,
to which the heads lof these two depart
ments are greatly opposed. While the
lending of money at 10 per cent, or at
even a higher rate, Is not crooked busi
ness, it cannot be claimed for It that It
Is the cleanest in the world. And it's
a business that could be stopped, for not
one In ten of Rumelln's 10-per-cent cus
tomers are in such financial straits that
they are compelled to turn over one
month's salary In ten to this city Coun
cilman. Municipal Scandal Grows.
All the municipal scandal that has been
brought to the broad light of the day
so far Is traceable to the rumpus that
was raised over the Tanner Creek sewer.
This undoubtedly was the beginning
the end Is not In sight. It would seem
that while Sheriff Tom Word was hound
ing the gamblers from pillar to post,
while the minions of tho law- were gunning-
for small game, that the big fel
lows were taking advantage of the thun
der and the smoke to get In their work.
The light that had been thrown on the
Tanner Creek scandalous job a few
months ago was almost dying out, but
now the flame has been rekindled.
In the Council -Rumelln was a leader.
He Is a big- man. There is fully 200
pounds of him. He is full-voiced and his
bulk and voice commands attention. He
Is persuasive and convincing', and it is
not to be wondered at that he controls
men. He was active when It came to
passing on city Improvements. It was
this activity, it is said, that has gotten
him Into trouble over the Front-street
bridge affair. The contract was orig
inally let to the Pacific Construction
Company, of Everett, Wash. The bid
for the work amounted to something:
like $53,000. Accompanying- the bid
was a certified check for $5300, as a
guarantee of good faith. This was de
posited by J. J. Maney, of Everett.
There? was a- rival bid for this work
amounting" to $58,000.. Kwas in hehalC
of this bid, whloh, hUjsay, was the
ftfp'ber.t, that 'KUraeITnnntfc?e?ted hlw-
fsrJf. -Jt was presented by the P&cille-
Constructloh Company, of California.
Alleged Attempt to Bribe.
It is said that when Rumelln found
that the cotract had been let to the
Washington company, he hunted up
City Engineer Elliott and demanded to
know if there was not some technacll
ity in the bid upon which It could be
thrown out. Rumelln is said to have
paid the City Engineer something: like
ten or 12 visits, all on the same quest.
It seems there was no chance to throw
out this bid an'd this is where the al
leged bribery offer to City Engineer
Elliott comes in. J. J. Maney, it seems
after a little dinner, discovered that
his company could not fulfill the con
tract and was willing: to withdraw the
bid provided that his certified check,
was returned. There was a meeting of
the Executive Board and a resolution
passed, ordering- City Auditor Devlin
to return the check. Devlin, it is un
derstood, refused to do this until the
Executive Board had Issued an order
on him for the check, and this order is
a matter of record on the minutes of
the board's meeting;
The way was now clear and the con
tract was let to the Pacific Construction
Company, of California, for $58,000.
This company. It seems, sublet tho con
tract to George Heusner and later J. R.
Bowles became interested In the con
tract. Enters now the $5000 check;
drawn it is said on the Wells-Fargo
bank. The tracing of this check, the
person who drew it will be one of
the interesting things that will be de
veloped when the grand jury begins
its investigation. Just "how much graft
there was In thetransactlon is not yet
developed. That there is more than
$5000 seem ssure. The real rakeoff un
doubtedly was expected to como from
tho extras that would surely follow, for
it 13 ald that these extras bring tho
'job of completing the bridge to almost
v Other Conncllmcn Involved.
If District Attorney John Manning Is
successful in rounding up those who have
been trafficking In franchises and con
tracts ho will be the Folk of Portland. If
there has been grafting and It has been
going on for somo time there are three
men who know all about It. It is said
of these three men that they know Just
what has been going on and can. If they
will, when they appear before the grand
jury, tell how all the deals were worked.
Rumelln Is not the only Councilman who
Is under fire. The names of several other
members of the same body were men
tioned as being mixed vp In deals that
would not -bear the light of Investigation.
Manning is not going to overlook them.
Like Rumelln they w.111 have their turn.
All day yesterday and for several days
past Manning has had brought before
him men who swore on their oath as to
what they knew both about the Front
street bridge and the alleged telephone
bribery charges. They were John C.
Alnsworth, Councllmen Bentley, Merrill
and Sharkey, J. H. Thatcher, manager of
the Pacific States Telephone Company
and Manager Stowe, of the new telephone
Mr. Manning Is also investigating
charges of crookedness in alleged paving
contracts and had before him Manager
Craney, -of the Trinidad Asphalt Com
pany. He is rushing his investigation
with as much speed as possible so as to
have everything in readiness for Monday.
When It became known that a grand jury
was to be summoned, some of the poli
ticians circulated the story that the ac
tivity of the District Attorney just at
this time was dono to reflect upon Mayor
Williams' administration for political
purposes. This Mr. Manning branded as
a falsehood. He declared' that his in
vestigation has been going on for months
and that It will not stop until every
crooked deal- has been sifted to tho bot
tom, regardless of political parties, or. poll-
AS A WITNESS
Denies That Dead Man. Ever
Had Revolver and tells
NAN HAD OTHER ADMIRERS
Story of Actress Intrigue With Book
maker Told hy Wife His Part
ner and Her Sister Give
NEW YORK, April 27. While there
were no features as sensational as yes
terday, the trial of an Patterson,
charged with the shooting of Caesar
Young, was fully as interesting today
In the many points brought out. Mrs.
Margaret Young, widow of Caesar
Young, was on the stand and, as she
testified, her eyes would fill with tears.
Nan Patterson dropped her eyes when
she saw the widow and did not raise
them again until recess. Josiah D. Mll
len. Young's partner, was another wit
ness and told of the relations between
Young and Nan Patterson.
Tne prosecution introduced in evi
dence a letter purporting to show that
-Miss Patterson had other admirers at
the time she professed to be devoted to
Young. The letter Unit Mrs. J. Morgan
Smith, sister of the defendant, wrote to
Caesar Young, in which she said Miss
Patterson was "frantic" and which was
admitted at the previous trial, was
ruled put. The conspiracy charge
against the Smiths was based on the
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith was called and
told of her visit fo California in the
Spring of 1933, where she saw her sis
ter and Young together. A year later,
when Mrs. Smith saw Miss Patterson
in New York, she found her In a highly
nervous condition. She was hysterical
and crying, and appeared to be labor
ing under a nervous strain and "almost
Expected to Marry Young.
Under cross-examination Mrs. Smith
told of Miss Patterson's expectation of
marrying Young: that Miss Patterson
secured a divorce, with juch a purpose
In .mind --and the arrangement wlth
Young was postponed because- pT intih-'
ence brought to bear on Young by his
wife and partner. Mr3. Smith, answering
questions, said her sister's name is now
Anna Eliza Randolph. After Young's
death, Mrs. Smith said, she gave the law
firm of Louis & Unger about 100 letters
Young had written to her sister. On May
1, 1904, Leslie Coggins, a friend of
Young, dined with Mrs. Smith at her
house and told Mrs. Smith that Young
was coming to New York. Coggins said
Young was not going to marry Miss
Patterson. When Mrs. Smith told this
to her sister, she became "frantic and
perturbed." Mrs. Smith continued:
"She said that Caesar could not fool
her that way. It was impossible for him
to do suoh a thing."
Mrs. Smith acknowledged writing the
letter intercepted by Mrs. Young. The
relations of Coggins with Miss Patter
son were brought out when Mrs. Smith
said: "He told me he wanted to marry
Widow or Dead 3ran Testifies.
Mrs. Young testified that her hus
band -never had owned a revolver but
that she had one and that she packed it
away with a box of cartridges In her
baggage when sho was preparing to go
to Europe just before her husband was
killed. The revolver was loaded when
she put it In the suit case a year ago
and the cartridges still remain in the
chambers. She identified the weapon,
which was discharged, she said, when
she fired several shots at a burglar.
When the revolver was found in
Young's baggage soon after the end of
the last trial, the counsel for the de
fendant claimed that It proved conclu
sively that witnesses had testified to
that which was not true when they
said Young had owned a revolver.
When Mr. Rand offered In evidence
the Julia Smith letter which had been
Identified by Mrs. Young, Recorder
Goff ruled that It was not competent.
There had been no evidence produced,
he said, to prove that Nan Patterson
had authorized the writing, of the let
ter or that sho had any knowledge of
its contents or even that It had been
sent It was upon this letter that the
Indictments charging conspiracy
against Misa Patterson, J. Morgan
Smith and Mrs. Smith were based.
Mrs. Young said she was married In
1SD8 and made her home in California.
It was her custom to accompany her
husband to the racetrack and conduct
business for him. She saw Nan Patter
son at the tracks several times in 1903
and 1904, and at that time knew of the
relations between the young woman and
her husband. When she first learned that
Young and Miss Patterson were inti
mate, her marriage relations with her
husband were discontinued, and there
was no reconciliation until after May 26
of last year, when they went to live at
Sheepshead Bay. Her husband was in a
happy frame of mind at that time, sho
said. She spoke of his plans for the
future, and after they had talked over
tho proposed European trip he engaged
passage on the steamer Germanic. She
accompanied him from Sheepshead Bay to
the Luce home on June 3, and that even
ing they had a party, at which, her four
sisters were present. Just before mid
night Young, escorted some ladles to the
cars and then he. and Luce went out
and did not return, until 3 A. M. Before
some money to pay an expressman and
searched his pockets. She was positive
that he did not have a revolver.
Actress Had Other Lovers.
Millen. Young's racing partner, went
on the stand during the afternoon and
told of the journeys made by Young and
Miss Patterson to racetracks on the Pa
cific Coast. He retold the story of the
meeting of the Patterson woman and
Young at Los Angeles, March 13, at which
Young, according to the witness, told
her she 'would have to go away, as his
wife was coming next day. Millen got
Miss Patterson a ticket to New York,
gave her $S00, and she left the same day
Mrs. Young arrived.
Mr. Rand produced a letter not previ
ously offered In" evidence, and Millen
identified it. The letter was written to
Leslie Coggln. Coggln gave the letter
to Millen in May, 1904. It was written
by ?Can Patterson, but bore no date. The
Prosecuting Attorney said he desired to
Introduce the letter In evidence to show
that the defendant corresponded with
other men during the period of her re
lations with Young, and thus prove that
those relations were of a mercenary char
acter. The letter, which was read by Mr.
Rand, was signed "Crybaby," - was ad
dressed to "Dearest." and asked that
the recipient send a "real long note, be
cause they do cheer me up," and to re
turn the "Crybaby" note with It. It also
said that "Y" was coming to see the
writer the next morning. Before Millen
left the stand he was asked if Young
had not lost heavily just before his death.
Millen said that he stood to lose $S00O to
$10,000 a day. He did not know that
Young ever mortgaged any property to
raise money. All his property was in
his wife's name.
He denied that he ever saw Bob Turner,
a jockey, hand Young a revolver which
the latter had dropped from his pocket.
SAW STRUGGLE FOR PISTOL
Woman Comes Forward Who Says
Young Shot Himself.
NEW YORK, April 27. Another' person
has come forward through the newspapers
with a story of having seen Nan Patter
son and "Caesar" Young a moment before
the bookmaker met his death June 4 last
in a cab on We3t Broadway. The new
witness Is Mrs. Fannie Shapiro, wife of
an East Side dentist. She claims to have
been within a few feet of the cab: that
Young had a revolver In his right hand,
which the woman at his side was trying
to tear from his grasp. As the cab
passed her, Mrs. Shapiro says the man
started to rise from his seat. A second
or two later she heard a shot. Several
persons ran toward the cab, and being in
delicate health, tho dentist's wife hurried
from the scene.
She made her way back home on Sec
ond avenue and told her mother, who
confirms the story. They decided that,
owing to Mrs. Shapiro's poor health, she
should keep the story secret in the hope
that other witnesses would come forward
and describe the events, thus saving her
an unpleasant ordeal on the witness stand
and much notoriety. Having- watched tho
progress of the trials Mrs. Shapiro finally
"became convinced that she had mado an
error in keeping silent, and has just told
her husband. The latter decided that hl3
wife should at once make her story public
Mrs. Shapiro declares that so close was
she to the cab when the shot was fired
that it would have been a physical impos
sibility for anyone but Young to have
fired the shot, so firmly was he grasping
the revolver when the cab passed.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, fiO
dep.; minimum. 13. Precipitation, 0.02
of an inch.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer. Northwest
The War in the Far Eat.
Japan awaits naval battle in confidence.
Bojeetvensky will be joined by Nebogatoft
next week. Page 5.
Russian fleet using Hainan Island as base.
Panic in St. Petersburg due to threats of
dynamite at Easter services. Page 3.
Stampede from St. Petersburg and "War
saw caused by fear of outbreaks. Page 5.
Massacres of Jews predicted. Page -5.
Pope Pius blesses Irish home rule move
ment. Page 4.
Arrangements for German Crown Prince's
wedding. Page 4.
John- Barrett will be Minister to Colombia
when his Panama office ls abolished.
Secretary Taft orders leasing of Sand Island
by Government. Page 4.
President will cut short his hunt to. attend
to business. Page 3.
Carnegie glv.es $10,000,000 to peneien retired
professor?. Page 4.
Dr. Gladden makes, another attack on
Alexander discharges Equitable agent who
criticised htm; another suit for receiver
for Equitable. Page 3.
Caesar Young's wife and partner and Mrs.
Smith tcsiify In Nan Patterson case.
Bigelow's crime unwittingly revealed by his
brother: total of his debts. Page 3.
Teamsters' strike In Chicago spreads and
may tie up whole city and become Na
tional; riots in many quarters. Page 1.
Giants surprise their friends by beating the
Tigers at the ball game. Pag 7.
Portland made permanent headquarters for
Pacific Coast Women of "Woodcraft
Trial of Thomas Brown at Chehalls for
murder of his father. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Hop market In waiting attitude. Page 15.
Steady demand from California far northern
wheat. Page 15.
Another slump In wheat at Chlaago. Page
Wave of liquidation sweeps stoat, market.
Government will probably buy more lumber
for Philippines. Page 12.
Steamship Dunbarton starts for Japan today
with flour cargo. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Bridges' suit against his partner promises
soma startling testimony. Page 14.
Oregon Development League works for the
Interest of the state. Page 10.
Body of man with broken Jaw found floating
In the river leads the police to suspect
tbat murder may have been committed.
Dr. HIIlls will preach at the Exposition.
Each candidate for the Mayoralty nomina
tion at the Republican primary is deter
mined to fight to tho end. Page 11.
Prohibitionists aro determined to place a
municipal ticket in the field. Page 11.
Municipal scandals grow to such an extent
tVi hi ffranH 1nrv will ha in1!rf n In
New Position in South Ameri
ca Found for Oregon
HE MUST RENEW RELATIONS
When Ministry to Panama Is Ab
sorbed by Governor Ma goon,
Barrett Will Go to Colom
bia on Delicate Case.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington. April 27. John Barrett is to be
appointed Minister to Colombia In the
near future; his present office. Minis
ter to Panama, is to be merged with
that of Governor of the Oanal Zone.
This plan was agreed upon today and
will probably be carried out within a
month, when Judge Magoon arrives at
Panama and takes up the 'duties of
Governor and relieves Mr. Barrett.
As Minister to Colombia, Mr. Barrett
will receive the same -salary as at pres
ent, $10,000. but will find his position
far more important than that he now
occupies. This Is especially so at this
time, as Mr. Barrett will be the first
representative this Government has had
at Bogota since that country broke off
relations with the United States at tho
time of the withdrawal of Minister
Beaupre and the recognition of the new
Panama republic, which had been part
of the republic of Colombia. There are
to be other diplomatic changes in
South America, notably at Venesuola
and Chile, but, Mr. Barrett, being re
garded as far and away the most adroit
diplomatic representative of this coun
try In South America, Is to be sent to
Colombia to re-establish relations be
tween that nation and this Govern
ment. Has Delicate Task Ahead.
When It was first determined to aban
don the office of Minister to Panama,
it was believed Mr. Barrett would be
left without a job, but his high stand
ing with, the State Department and his
cordial relations with the President
were strong points In his favor and it
was found -necessary to pick some jyood
ananrtp take UDrthvjd"elicate task of
Spjening diplomatic relatlona.'Jtth Co
lombia. Mr. Barrett,-was" yro'mptly
chosen from among a dozen or more
men who were available. His selection,
like his selection as Minister to Pan
ama, was made absolutely without po
litical pull; In fact Mr. Barrett was
not aware that this transfer was in
store for him until the plan had beem
mapped out and agreed to.
His Own Plan Carried Out.
Mr. Barrett's retirement from Pan
ama brings no discredit to him; in fact
the State Department is thoroughly
pleased with his administration of af
fairs there. It was Mr. Barrett who
originally recommended the consolida
tion of hlsr office what that of
Governor of the Canal Zone and,
"while there is no specific authority
of law for it, Mr. Barrett's sug
gestion is to be carried out. When
Mr. Barrett recommended the dis
continuance of his office he had no
Idea, that would be chosen to go to Bo
gota; In fact, he had no assurance
whatever that he would have another
CANNOT SERVE TWO ROADS
Gould Resigns From TJ. P. Director
ate to Build W. P.
NEW YORK, April 27. George J. Gould
has. resigned from the directorate of tho
It was said, in explanation of Mr.
Gould's resignation from the Union Pa
cific directory that be had been elected
on the distinct understanding between
him and the controlling interests in Union
Pacific that he would resign from the di
rectorate if he decided at any time to build
the Western Pacific.
Mr. Gould's action follows the under
writing of the ?30,000,uOO of "Western Pa
cific Railway bonds. The Western Pacific
ls the Gould extension to San Francisco,
paralleling the Central at a distance ranj
Ing from 150 to 50 miles all the way from
Salt Lake City to San Francisco.
Mr, Gould said:
"I have put In my resignation be
cause I thought that, as I am interest
ed in the "Western Pacific, it would not
be right for me to remain upon tha
board of directors of a competing line.
I do not think that the resignation
should be considered as having any
Mr. Gould said he had also resigned
from the directorate of the Oregon
Short Line. Asked "How about the
Burlington?" he replied: "I cannot say
as to that."
BENSON GOING TO PANAMA
Former Portland Railroad Man Be
comes Auditor lor Canal.
HOUSTON, Tex., April 27.-(SpeciaL)
E. S. Benson, formerly of the Oregon
Short Line, now auditor for the Harri
man lines in Texas, with headquarters
heref haa been tendered the position of.
auditor of the Panama Railroad by T.
P. Shonts, and has accepted the place.
He has sent In his resignation and C. D.
Seger, general auditor,, is here from San
It may terminate In Mr. Seger's remov
ing his headquarters to Houston and
abolishing the auditorship for the At
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