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VOL. XL7V. IsO. 13,853.
PORTLAISD, OBEfiON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1905.
PBICE FIVE CENTS.
M III RANKS
Team'r Owners' Association
Refuses to Become In
volved in Strike.
RAILROADS STAND-BY IT
Fighting on Chicago Streets Grows
More Sayage Several Killed ,
anft Hub d reds Injured.
Preacher Badly Hurt.
. CHICAGO, May 2. The strike situation
in Chicago assumed a peculiar aspect to
day, and tonight the Interests which have
been opposing the striking teamsters are
not as united as heretofore. The cause
of this dissension is the Teamowners' As
sociation, which has contracts "with . the
railroads and many of the large firms
throughout the city to transfer their
merchandise. Until today it was supposed
that the Employers' Association and its
attorney were firmly bound together in
the fight for supremacy against the team
sters. The Teamowners' Association, which
employs r.one but union teamsters, flatly
, refused this afternoon to make deliveries
to any of the firms now involved In the
strike, when ordered to do so by the Em
ployers Association.' "When the employers
received this ultimatum they notified the
teamowners that unless they recognized
the request that no discrimination be
made in deliveries an effort would be
made to have all existing contracts be
tween the teamowners and the business
houses and the railroads cancelled. The
railroad men, contrary to the hopes of
the members of the Employers' Associa
tion, did not exert the influence on the
teamowners that was expected. They
took practically the same stand, declar
ing that the fight was something into
which the railroads did not propose to
enter; that "they had contracts with the
teamowners; that these contracts were
at present, being fulfilled to. their entire
satisfaction and they could see no reason
why the railroads',Rhould be dragged into
" CWefCommlssion Teamowners' and the
yfiakeTranitportatlon TeBmojyners jisso-.
'rJens?have aso- tk"ena similar stand
-.4SS&-! ,h Chicago Teamowners' As-
Police to Be Reinforced.
One thousand men will be added to the
police force tomorrow and will be put
on strike duty as rapidly as they are
needed. Nine hundred of them will be
plated on State street alon.
F.ederal Judge Kohlsaat, at the request
of attorneys representing peven express
companies, today issued a temporary in
junction restraining all persons from in
terfering with the wagons of the petition
ers or the men employed upon them.
Fighting Grows Fiercer.
The fighting today in the streets was
even more fierce and savage than that
of yesterday. The strikers and their
sympathizers attacked the nonunion men
at every opportunity, assailing them with
bricks, stones, clubs, knives and any
other- offensive weapon upon which they
could lay their hands. The fighting oc
curred in the heart of .the business sec
tion pf the city, men being shot down
within 200 feet of the ret:! store of Mar
shall Field & Co:, and clubbed nearly
to death at the corner of the Auditorium
Hotel, in plain view of hundreds of ladies,
who were compelled to run from the mob
to 'save their own lives.
In. many instances men walking along
the streets, who had no Active connec
tion whatever with the strike, were as
saulted -by hoodlums, who beat them
first and later accused them .pf being
strike-breakers. A notable instance of
this kind was that of Rev. W. K. 'Wheel
er, pastor of the Ninth Presbyterian
''Church, who, while passing the corner
of tDcsplaincs and Adams streets on his
way to the Pennsylvania Station, was
attacked by three men, who knocked him
dpwn and beat him unmercifully until the
arrival of the police saved him from crit
ical Injury. Mr. Wheeler managed to
hold one of his assailants until the police
could arrest him. "
"William Miles, a colored waiter, while
at work in a lunch room at Adams and
Sangamon streets, half a mllo from any
former scene of rioting during the strike,
was accused of being a strike-breaker,
was pounded on the head Tvith a billy,
knocked down and, trampled on. Miles
was removed to a hospital, where his in
juries were pronounced severe.
One Killed, Hosts Injured.
As far as known but one man was killed
durjng the day. The list of injured is
much greater than that which It is possi
ble to- obtain. In many cases the non-
univn men swung muir ciuos wiui great
effect, knocking men from their wagons
"headlong into the . street: in other In
stances when assailed by mobs, they
fired point blank into the crowds, and it
is difficult to see h'ow the members of the
mob could escape many broken heads or
how the bullets fired should have gon
, CHARLES BEARD, struck on the forehead
In the fight sear the Auditorium Hotel. He
died of a. fractured akull at the Mercy Hos
pital, where he had been taken.
The Injured: ,
Bruno Germain. New Tort City, head cut.
Charles 3foody. beaten on the head with
canes by strikers.
John Blum, nonunion driver, struck In the
eifie- with a brick, one rib broken.
"William Mllee. colored waiter; head cut
with billy and trampled on.
Police .Sergeant Barron, thrown from patrol
w&gea while- respemUnc to riot call; leg bad
. Ijr w reached.
"Martin Garray, nenvalea man: head badly
cut by billies la th h&a&i ef strikers. J
W. N. Brown, aenuatoe teamster; etracfcjbr
story of a building at Adam and State
streets; leg broken.
policeman Edward Campion, t truck on head
with a brick, severely cut. 4
Rev. TV'. K. "Wheeler, beaten by strikers;
face aad head cut.
Henry Bhultz. shot In left side by nonunion
teamster; not serious.
Daniel Cohen, nonunion man; struck von
bead with a club. " '
"William Burk'e, right hand lacerated by a
William Hill, bead and left shoulder cut
A. B. Smith, nonunion man; face cut with a
Frank Emerson, nonunion man; right hand
"smashed by heavy stone. "
James Smith," nonunion man; struck In the
backwlth a stone; injuries severe.' -
Albert Hell vain, shot in t the back; not-ex--pected
to live. ' 4 ' 1
L. Dowell. shot In tho left hp. "V" '
William Bass, ehot in left leg below knee.
J. Erlckson. shot ln.right arm abovelbow.
Louis Etsraan. colored, struck on head with,
a" brick In' a fight at Jackson Boulevard and
Halsted street. .
"William Darls, colored, nonunion- driver:
head cut in same- fight.
James Butler.-colored, nonunion driver; arm
broken in .same fight. ,
Andrew cott. colored, nonunion driver;
bead cut in' same fight.
"William RIggs. colored, nonunion driver;
head cut in same fight. ' -
frank Curry, leader of nonunion men.
struck on head by aione while conducting
wagons along' Franklin street. '
'A. S. Utley, floor manager for Montgomery
"Ward & Co.. attacked by sluggers on Oaken
wald avenue. - .
Policeman Guy DIttinger. knocked down with
a revolver and half of his teeth kicked out.
Policeman John Howe, knocked -down by a
striker with a lub.
Leonard "Webber, struck in the head by
flying bullet, slightly Injured.
George Jordan, colored, nonunion man. bad
ly be'aten by mob at State street and kPeck
Tony Renbenberg, union teamster; taken for
nonunion man; struck on head with atone
and knocked insensible.
Mr. Utley, who had been acting in the
interests" of Montgomery "Ward r& Co.
since the beginning of tho strike, was at
tacked by three men, who, he thinks,
have been following him for several days.
while passing a vacant lot in Oakenwald
Avenue, between Forty-fourth and Forty
fifth streets. The men knocked him down
and kicked him in a terrific manner about
the head and face. Ho knocked -one of
them down with a billy and the others
ran. Thinking he had killed his assail
ant Utley went to call an ambulance, but,
when It arrived, the man had either re
covered and gone away or had been car
ried off by his companions.
- Few Drivers Carry "Rifles.
Although it was announced last night
that the teams of the express companies
and of the Employers' Association would
be handled by men armed with rifles to
day, nothing of the kind was attempted.
save in the case of the 15 drivers em
ployed by the Scott Transfer Company.
Mayor Dunne and Chief of Police O'Nell
made every effort to prevent the carry
ing of rifles, and Superintendent. Held, of
the. Teaming Association, Informed them
that he had not contemplated arming his
men as stated. The Scott men carried
rifles throughout the day and hone of
them were molested.
J Teamster. Shoot Four Men.
Four men were shot late this afternoon
in a riot at Folk street and California
avenue. This trouble was the result or
an attempt of the United States Express
Company to deliver poods on the far "West
Side without jwlico -protection. An express
wagon, in charge of Burt Guyles and Paul
Bastlan was surrounded by a mob who
threw stones and clubs and attempted to
drag Guyles and Bastlan to the ground.
Guyles drew a revolver and fired into the
air. This had no effect In checking the
mob, and, as the stones were coming
faster and faster, he" fired "directly into the
crowd. The bullet struck Lyde McDowell
In the left hip. The crowd broke and
fled, leaving McDowell lying' on the
ground and the wagon drove on.
The report that a man on the wagon
had killed a man spread -rapidly around
tho neighborhood, and by the time the
wagon had reached Madison street and
Oakley avenue tho crowd again closed In,
pelted the men with stones and attempted
to pull them down. Guyles again drew
his revolver and opened fire on the crowd.
His first shot struck Albert McIIvaln In
the back, inflicting a wound which may
prove mortal. "William Bass, of 673 "War
ren avenue, was shot in the left leg be
low the knee, and J. Erlckson was shot
In the right arm above the elbow. All of
the men, with the exception of Mcllvaln,
were taken to the County Hospital, where
it was said they will recover.
Guyles and Bastlan were arrested short
ly after the shooting.
TRYING TO KEEP TROOPS OUT
Strikers' Committees Will Appeal to
President and Governor.
CHICAGO. May '-President JJold, of
the Chicago Federation of Labor, today
appointed two committees,, one to call on
President Roosevelt and "the other on
Governor Dlncen and nsk the two execu
tives not to order troops to Chicago with
out mRklng a personal canvass of the'
strike situation. The committee which Is
to make the request of the President Is
composed of the following- men Identified
with the present struggle: Charles Dold.
president of tho Chicago Federation of
Labor; Cornelius P. Shea, president of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters;
T, J. Rickert. president. United Garment-
Workers of America; J, F. O'Nell. cf the
Frelghthandlcrs and members of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor;, and T. P.
Qulnn, president of the Canvassers Union.
These men will await President Roose
velt's arrival in Chicago and then will
present the request to the Chief Execu
tive. Tho committee which Is to call on
Governor Dlncen left tonight for Spring
field and will talk with the Governor at
ba specially appointed conference tomor
row. Members of the State Board of Arbitra
tion are in Chicago. They are to conduct
an Investigation of the strike by order of
BRICKYARD 3IEJF USE CLUBS
Prevent Work at Poughfcecpsle, and
Sheriffs Aid Is Asked.
. POUGHKEEPSID, JC. T.. May The
1300 striking brickyard employes made an
other demonstration today, marching,
armed with clubs, and preyently all
work being resumed' at 13 yards in the
district. The manufacturers held a meet
ing today and decided not to grant the
demands of -the strikers, and called upon
the Sheriff to furnish deputies tomorrow,
when an aitesapt will be made to resume
work. -Deputies were sent to the brick
yards district this afternoon .to arrest
the leaders of the strike. The strikers
are in an ugly. seod. and -tx'W9 Is
leared, ' . .."" . "
" ON THE SHEETS
Death and Many Broken Heads
arid Bones Outcome of ?
. , Chicago Strike.
MOBS PURSUE TEAMSTERS
Desperate Negroes Turn on Assail
ants and Shoot and Club Them.
Preacher Beaten Insensible.
-'Four Men Shot Down.
CHICAGO, May 2. The death of one
man and the injury of scores of others
were the immediate result of today's
fighting- belween tho striking team
sters and their sympathizers on trie
one side and the police and the non
union men on the other. There were
riots in all parts of the city. Men were
clubbed and stoned almost to death
within a square of .police headquarters
and five miles away men were shot
down in the streets. At a hundred
places between these two extremes
there were assaults and fights in the
streets. Blood was shed on State street,
in the heart of the fashionable shop
ping "district, nnd furious riots took
place almost in the doorways of the
leading hotels. Nonunion men were
pelted with stones, bricks and every
other conceivable sort of missiles. They
were dragged from their wagons, beat
en, clubbed and stamped upon. The
mobs that followed the wagons on
which they rode were ugly in the ex
treme and, but for the splendid service
rendered by the police, the list of dead
would be 20 instead of one.
In " return, the nonunion men. al
thougbt hopelessly outnumbered in
every struggle fought desperately. In
several instances they drew their re
volvers and emptied them Into the
crowds that pressed around their
wagons, pelting them with stones and
threatening their lives. The colored
drivers especially were quick with their
weapons. Large numbers of the non
union drivers carried heavy clubs and
they swung- them with terrific effect
throughout the day.
AsJ.x cart be. ascertained tonight
the list of .Injured.. "nui'nbcre In the '
neighborhood of 40", but It Is far short
of being accurate. Many men who were
in the mobs that attacked the wagons
went idown beforo the clubs of the po
lice and of the wagon guards, but they
were carried away by their friends.
Riot Near Auditorium.
Rioting near the Auditorium broke
out afresh this afternoon at Peck
place and State Street, when coal
wagons for the Edwin F. Daniels Coal
Company, driven "by two colored men
and guarded by" 40 others, were at
tacked by a crowd of 3000 persons. The
wagons were without police protec
tion. All along State street the negfoea
experienced -trouble, but they were
able to protect themselves with their
hickory clubs. "Whenever the crowd at
tempted to rush nt the wagons, the
colored men would use their clubs,
mauling the strike sympathizers un
mercifully. The mob finally made a de
termlncd assault on the negroes and
overpowered and beat them savagely.
One colored man broke his stick across
a small boy's shoulders. The negro was
Immediately jumped on and given a
terrific thumping; He managed to draw
a revolver and . fire five shots while
his assailants flod. Persons driving in
carriages and automobiles shad a nar
rdw escape from the bullets. In re
sponse to a riot call, the police arrived
at the .scene and rescued the negroes.
Hugo Weber, a passerby, waa assaulted
by seven negroes with canes and his
hca'd was. split open.
A boy who was- taken away by the
police, was shot by a bullet from the
negro's revolver. When one of the col
ored guards was told to move along
by ono of the detectives tho negro
.stabbed" -him in the right hand. The
crowd rushed for the negro and before
20. policemen, .on the spot could rescuo
him he had been beaten Into insensibil
ity. Cordon of Pickets Stronger.
The cordons of union pickets stationed
on the curbing Ip State street and Wa
bash avenue have been supplemented
greatly in numbers, with the result that.
In spite of the vigilance of the police,
carriages and hacks are stopped and driv
ers and their fares warned against at
tempting to carry purchases home from
the boycotted stores.
Store employes burdened with bundles
are stopped and their parcels taken from
them and torn open and searched by the
pickets and union sympathizers, to see-
If they are attempting to deliver goods
to customers or only carrying their own
property to their homes. After assuring
the pickets that the contents of tho bun
dles belong to them, they are not dis
turbed further. 7
In one Instance a hired carriago was
stopped In Wabash avenue and the occu
pant, a woman shopper, compelled to get
out and walk. Another woman, with bo'th
arms full of bundles, was caught by the
skirts and 'stopped as she was about to
step into a cab In State street. The cab
drivcr was" warned not to take her as a
fare.- . '
Undaunted, the stiopper. walked to an
other corner, where she hailed a second
cab. Again she was stopped by the union
sympathizers. ' Finally she boarded a
Only a few hacks or cabs ventured to
drive to the entrance of any .of the
State-street stores. In t most cases the
1 drivers request their- patenters to alight
on the opposite skfe of the. street and,
walk oyer to their destination.
With few exceptions, the liveries gen
erally refused to carry passengers to a
The -sidewalks and the surface and ele
vated cars are thronged with men, wom
en 'and children carrying bundles of all
sizes and descriptions.
Battle Near Auditorium.
One of the '-liveliest "disturbances of
Ihe 'day . occurred near the Auditorium
Hotel. Three "wagons were beingdriv
en south In Wabash avenue. A large
crowd gathered about the colored
drivers and guards. Sticks', broken
bottles and other missiles were thrown,
many of the missiles striking the ne
groes. F. E. Carter, one. of tho col
ored guards, "w,hlppe"d out, a revolver
and shot at Henry Schultz, who it is
alleged was apprachlng Carter. The
bullet struck ' Schultz In the left side.
He ran half a block beforo he fell,
weakened by the loss of blood. The
crowd was thoroughly enraged by the
action of the colored men and, al
though two more shots were fired, the
nonunlonlsts were quickly closed in
upon and beaten fearfully. A riot call
was sent in to tho nearest police sta
tion. Seventy policemen under Inspec
tor Patrick J. Lavln hurried to the
scene and dispersed the crowd. Carter
was arrested. Schultz will 'recover!
Thirty nonunion teamsters were at
tacked by a crowd of strike sympathizers
at Jackson Boulevard and Halsted street.
All lands of missiles were used. The non
union teamsters, armed with -stout hick
ory clubs, attempted to fight the mob,
but were being overpowered when the po
lice arrived. William Wrather, a white
guard, was severely Injured. The police
clubbing right and left, rushed the crowd
off the street. Five persons were arrest
ed: Only 10 of the nonunion teamsters
could be found, the others having fled.
Women Shoppers In Dnnger.
In the heart of the fashionable shopping
district, two trucks drlvcn'by nonunion
colored teamsters and guarded by 40 ne-J
groes armed with canes, had a stormy
time today. A crowd of 1000 persons sur
rounded the wagons and threw missiles at
the colored men, wno. meantime, used
their clubs freely. A number of women
who had been shopping became mixed in
the crowds. The negroes drove the mob
back and the women fled Into the big re
tall establishments in the vicinity.
While delivering coal today at Adams
and Dearborn streets, a nonunion colored
teamster was struck by a pall filled with
cement, mortar and bricks. His leg was
broken. The bucket was thrown- from the
top of tho Fair building, 12 stories high.
Assistant Chief Scheuttler reported to
day that ho had 1130 men on strike duty.
This force, he claimed, was able to pro
tect 350 wagons In caravans. Where sin
gle wagons are sent out a guard of six
patrolmen is provided.
Dozen Injured In One Riot.
During a riot tonbxht -at Hssied..a3d
"Kffi-v. sfrp -which lasted? for 'ail hour.
and. in whlch fully lOOji people -were en
gaged, three policemen and three iun-.
union drivers were Injured and twice as
many others were clubbed. The riot be
gan with an attack on four wagons of
the Peabody Coal Company manned with
nonuion men. The escort of police was
compelled several times to charge into
the crowd and use clubs, and "finally the
police and the drivers were compelled to
draw their revolvers and fire over the
heads of the crowd. This, when done
several times in succession, compelled the
crowd to givo way and the police finally
Shortly before midnight, Michael Mc
Xamara, a "union teamster, was shot
twice- in the leg by F. K. Buckmlnster,
a chief of detectives employed by 'the
Employers' Teaming Company. Buckmln
ster and 'several men who were with him
declared? that ilcNamara was one of a
crowd of strikers that attacked them.
Buckmlnster had 11500 in his .hands, which
he was -taking to .the barns for the com
pany to pay .off Tils men, and he thought
tho" attack was made with the Intention
of securing tho money. "
NONUNION MEN ARE NOT ARMED
Opposition of Mnyor and Council
.-- Prevents Carrying- of Rifles.
CHICAGO, May 2. Contrary" to an
nouncement; no order was issued to
day for the arming of the nonunion
men with rifles. Superintendent Reed,
of ' tho Employers' Teaming Company,
denied having said that such a move
ment "would be made. Secretary W.
F, Job, of the Employers' Associa
tion, made a similar denial. One
of the obstacles to the use of rifles Is
action taken by tho City Council last
night, directing the enforcement of
the statutes prohibiting- unauthorized
persons carrying rifles In tho streets.
There Is also a law against shooting
within the city 'limits and against
brandishing a weapon in a threatening
Mayor Dunne did not take official
cognizance of the statement that tho
Employers' Teaming: Company proposed
to arm its drivers with rifles, but It
was seral-offlcially conveyed to the
company by one of his close advisers
tnat whether or not the law permitted
drivers to carry weapons Openly in tho
streets, tho situation does not justify
it and that tho Mayor would do all he
could to prevent Inflaming of the pub
lic as well as tho strikers.
-When tho police of the city, are un
able to afford ample protection, tho
Mayor will act legally to see that other
protection Is secured, but he will" not
permit any armed force to appear on
the streets at the present time other
than the police," was the word sent
by Mayor Dunne to the employers.
The reply" was that' the teaming com
pany had not contemplated arming Its
employes with rifles.
STRIKEBREAKERS COMING IN
Army of Them Marches Through
Streets, Defying Mob.
CHICAGO, May 2. Among- the many
detachments of incoming strikebreakers
who arrived in Chicago today the largest
single body perhaps came from Detroit.
They numbered 75 and were escorted by
a heavy guard of police through the
streets to the strikebreakers' headquar
.One of the picturesque sights wit
nessed today was a procession of 500
nonunion colored teamsters trolnc- from
their lodgings to the Employers' Teas
ing" Company barns at Franklin street
and Jackson boulevard. Tae,negreeV'
were led by a white" man, Frank Cur
ry, .formerly a street-car gripman, w"ao
became -.a strikebreaker during .the
(Concludes ea Fearta Pife.)"
BfiB RETT I ITS
;- BACK ST CRITICS
He Makes Direct Answer .to
Man Who Knocked Him
HIS" ACTION MISSTATED
Refers to Documents to Prove That
' He Recommended Consolidation
of Ministry to Panama With
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 2. John Barrett Is a pretty
good-natured fellow; he; stands a lot of
joshing at the hands of -his friends, and
rather enjoys some of the knocks that
are given him in good spirit by the
American newspapers, but there is too
much of a good thing, even with Barrett;
there is a point beyond which his friends
must not gp without arousing tils ire.
" One of the newspaper "knockers" has
felt it his duty to take a crack at Barrett
on every occasion and recently sent to
his paper in the early part of April a
dispatch in which the following language
Still another argument presented against tha
disparity of compensation is the fact that
Minister Barrett has persistently educated
the Fanaraans to tho understanding- that It
was 'Beneath the dignity of Panama to deal
with "a mcre Governor" when a United
States Minister was on the zone. It to now
suggested that Panama, as a result of &r.
Barrett's tutelage, may object to dealing -with
an official who, rated by remuneration, ranks
third on the Commission:
Tho paper reached Barrett and he
promptly wrote to the newspaper man in
rather severe tones, calling him to ac
count. This is -what he said:
Replies Point by Point.
"In the assumption that you would not
wilfully pervert the truth and that you
would not allow personal prejudice, as a
high-class correspondent, to Influence
you to commit an injustice. I desire re
spectfully to call your attention to certain
facts with which your statements are
flagrantly and entirely at variance:
First Minister Barrett baa never to tala
knowledgn In any shape or form, directly or
by inuendo. "persistently educated Panama to
thi understanding that It was beneath tha.
dignity oi Panama -to deal with 'a xatrs Gov
Second The Mtalster. without any bint. or
intimation from, his ut)criors. made the sug
gestion to the United States' Government tl.fit
the two positions should' be combined, as can
be verlfled not only by Secretaries Hay and
Taft. but by Judge Magoon himself.
Third The Minister, without regard to the
personal equation, submitted the recommenda
tion of the combination oC offices because! he
sincerely believed It was for the best Inter
est of both nations concerned, and he i9 mill
convinced, even though It may legislate
him out of office and notwithstanding the
fact that the- Panama government for reasons
of Its own opposes the- union. "
Fourth Tho Minister has In truth persist
ently endeavored to educate the Panamana to
the- understanding that it would be a greater
honor to deal -with, an official .who held both
high positions than with one who did not.
Or who was only Minister or only Governor,
as 1a proved by the official correspondence- and
the private interviews that have taken place.
Fifth It U unfair and positively without
truth to-say that "Panama, as a result of
Mr. Barrett's tutelage, may object to deal
ing with an official, etc." inasmuch as all of
Mr. Barrett's tutelage on this subject has
been devoted, tut everybody here and at
Washington who is in a position to know can
verify to persuading the Panama government
to accept th proposed change.
Sixth Leters on flie in the Department of
State and tho correspondence of thifi lega
tion with Secretary Taft prove beyond ques
tion of doubt the unfairness of the state
ments lrj the Tribune article and the Mln-
i3ie 19 ti juu iu uuuBuiau warn L9 ine
Inspiration., Implied In the phrases, "It Is fur
ther pointed out," "Still another argument,"
and "It Is now suggested," etc.
Praise Was Not Sought.
Seventh Tho Panama government Itself.
however, has made and continues to make
objections to combining the positions of Gov
ernor and Minister. It gives among its rea
sons (a) that Panama as an independent na
tion Is entitled to the honor of an Independent
American arcation; (b) that there should
always be a Minister who W not Governor
to attend to strictly diplomatic matters; (c)
that an independent Minister is needed as a
buffer between- the Panama, government and
tiie (janal Commission; (d) that It would like
to have the present Minister remain because-
of the fact that he Is "persona grata," fa
miliar with the local situation, and constantly
kasaUtlng them. In settling important foreign
and internal lssue-i" where they need impartial
advice: bet all these recommendations have
originated solely with the Panama govern
ment as everybody here know, and the rf.
entice to' the Mlniser (quoted from their
own memorandum) have been advanced' against
the Ministers earnest protest.
Eighth Finally, the statements in the ar
ticle In question have been submitted by the
Minister to President Amador and. he states
with emphasis that they are entirely with
rcnalty of Doing Right.
"I am well aware that there are some
newspaper correspondents in Washington
who seem to delight in criticising me or
in making slighting references to my
work.. It would seem S3 if I labored
under the misfortune of having my efforts.
as Minister in the direct performance of
delicate duties wrongly Interpreted by
a coterie of Washington critics as at
tempts, atself-advcrtlsement, whereas, if
some other man did the same thing, no
such criticism would be advanced. Pos
sibly this is the penalty of triyng to do
right and to accomplish successfully the
results desired by the home Government,
but it is a pity and almost discouraging
that a man who endeavors honestly and
faithfully to perform the duties before
him should ha misunderstood."
Trainmen Smuggled In Chinese.
EI. PASO, Tex., May 2. Four employes
of t be. Southern Pacific Railroad on trains
running- out of El Paso are under, arrest
. V -t -r r v. , 1 . L.
at XiOroso-iHi,, -.1., uioijicu mm smug
gling Chinese, fnto the United, States." They
are W. B. Akin. C A. Wise. A. W. Powell
and-JJ Goddars, the two former being
coaductorsV Maay Chb&ee haveeea
smuggled through here lately, a carload
having been apprehended at Tums only
a few days agor and the arrest of these
four men I3 tha result, or a -.search or their
room In this" city hr" Theodore Schumuch-
er, of the .Department- of Commerce and
Labor. The warrants were issued by
United States' Commissioner W. D. Howe.
NO TIPS IN" WISCONSIN
Law Passed Against Rights of Por
ters, Waiters and Others.
.MATJISON, Wis., May 2. Tho Stout
antlrraft bill Is now a law, the Gov-
ernon having afllxed bis-signature to lt
today. VU. Is one of the most-far-reaching
measures, against corruption ever passed.
It is not aimed at corruption in politics,
but at graft in business, and provides
that whoever corruptly gives or offers
any aeent. servant- or employe any gift
or. gratuity .whatever with intention to.
Influence his actions in relation to his em
ployer's business, or any employe who
requests or accepts such a gift shall be
liable to a fine of from $10 to $500. or to
such fine and Imprisonment for one year.
It Is claimed that this law, if enforced,
will pu; as stop to tho giving- of tips to
porters, bootblacks .or waiters.
STANDS BY CROWN PRINCE
Swedish Parliament Approves His
Plan of Consular Settlement.
STOCKHOLM, May 2. The first cham
ber of the Swedish Parliament today
unanimously approved the recommenda
tion of the special committees of both
chambers to -send a joint communication
to the government expressing entire ap
proval of and assent to the proposals of
Crown Prince Regent Gustav- of April 6
for the settlement of the. consular ques
tion. The second chamber also adopted
the recommendation of the special com
mittees. Norway to Arm for Defense.
CHRISTTANLV, May 2. The Storthing
today sanctioned the state loan of $10,
030,000 unanimously recommended by
the finance committee yesterday, thus
insuring a military reserve fund in
the event of It becoming necessary for
Norway to provide for her own defense.
Gone to Get Slice or Fair Estate.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 2. Frank R.
Smith, the long-lost -relative of Mrs.
Charles Fair, killed In an automobile ac
cident In France, left today for New
Market, X. J., in company with his at
torney to establish his identity. He is en
titled to about 4100.000 from his mother's
eetate, which site secured as her share
of the property of her daughter, Mrs.
Methodist Bishops' Visitations.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. May 2. The Col
lege of Bishops of the Methodist Enlsco
pal Church South has adopted the follow
ing plan of visitation for the coming
year:.. Fifth district Bishop J. Skey,
Demiug, N. M., September 14. Seventh
district Bishop H. C. Morrison. Boulder,
Mont., August 21; Milton, Or., August 31;
Grants Pass, Or.. September 28.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTEUDAT'S Maximum temperature, 62
deg.; minimum, 47. Precipitation, trace.
TODAY'S Cloudy and unsettled "wltji light
snuwers; variaoie wmas Decerning soutn
erly. The War In the Far East.
Roosevelt will strive for peace at first oppor
tunity. Page 3.
LInlevitch kisses bis soldiers in Easter greet
ing-. Page 3.
China tries to bold interned Russian ships.
Poland threatens general strike as result of
"Warsaw massacre. Page 3.
Further trouble expected at today's cele
' bratlon. Page 5.
Boullgan commission 'will report on national
assembly next week. Page 5.
British Houso of Commons passes bill re
stricting Immigration. Page 4.
McCornilcb, received by Loubet, makes sig
nificant speech. Page 1. -
John Barrett's retort to a- newspaper critic.
Railroad men give opinions on cause of con
solidation. Page 3.
FcJcb said to have asked Alexander's resigna
tion as president of the Equitable.
Gasoline motor to make tour of United
' States and .be exhibited at Lewis and
Clark Fair. Page 3.
Division among employers and .more savage
riots mark Chicago strike. Page 1.
.Rand closes argument in Patterson case.
which goes to Jury today. Page 4.
TV. R. Hearst buys Cosmopolitan Magazine,
Smith, defaulting tax collector, captured.
Tommy Burns given decision in 20th round
. over- Dave Barry at Tacoma. Page 3.
Seattle plays rings around Portland and
' wins,. 8 to 3. Page 7. .-
Black bass may be caught at any time In
Oregon, says the Master Fish "''Warden.
Jeffries announces retirement from ring and
stage. Page 7.
Unknown man's murdered body burned on
pile of logs near Glendale. Or. Page 6.
Trial of Sheridan hotel-keeper for killing or
Marvin Potter. Page 6.
Rainmaker paid for successful season in
Southern California. Page 6.
Mrs. Guarascia denied permission to see
Gugllelmo banged. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Heavy 'buylng'of Oregon wool at advanced
prices. Pag 15. '
Oregon berries arriving more freely. Page
Active speculative- demand for butter.
Strong wheat market at Chicago. Pago 15.
Reaction followed by rally In Ne'w Tork'
stdek market. Pago 15. ' '
Higher prices realized at London wool sales.
Page 15. ,
Flrsttlarge consignment new crop tea com
ing on steamship Tlcbmedla. Page 5
.Elliott makes a complete statement to the
grand jury. Page 16. - ;
Sale of blooded horses held In Portland.
rFrty-one graduates in dentistry are given
diplomas. Fage 11. .
Washtucna Irrigation project may be aban
doned. Page 6. j.
Civic Improvement Association will compel
house-owners to. remove moss from the
roofs. Page ti. '
But five exhibitors, and all of them from
Portland, surrender space at the Exposi
tion. Page 14.
Railway may not use- Second- street for
switching purposes. PageH.
Third of the' crooks Identified as a Ixs An
geles thief. Page 9.
All sertg oCschlfflBa-pfedlctsd-as a result of
. tXe'cwiiBg prlaHaryv Pas'10;. v
GOING UN TOUR
Harriman Will Send Great Ma
chine From Ocean to Ocean
for the Final Test.
WILL SHOW IT IN PORTLAND
Famous Invention "Will Ban on West
Side Railroad and Revolutionize
Over Other Motors.
CHICAGO. . May 2. (3pecIal.)-K 8.
Harriman has approved a plan for an
oceah-to-ocean tour of the first gasoline
motor car for railroad purposes, just fin
ished and turned over to the Union Pacific;
Railway. Officers of the Southern and
Union Pacific and ttte Oregon Railway &
Navigation Company roads in Chicago are
now arranging for an elaborate Ions-dif-tance
test of, the novel machine, which
embodies the ideas of Mr. Harriman him
self, who some eight months ago stated
to his officers the conditions which they
have now solved.
It is intended to operate the car from
Omaha to Portland, Or., exhibit it for a
few days at the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion, thence run to San Francisco over the
Shasta route, from there to Los Angeles,
from the latter city to New Orleans, and
thence to Chicago via St. Louis. "When
the car reaches Chicago It will mak- a
speed and hauling power run from this
city to Milwaukee and return. After this
the motor will probably be taken to New
York via Buffalo, and theice back to
Omaha by way of "Washington, Pittsburg
and Chicago, thuo circuiting the continent.
This for the purpose of testing Its long
distance abilities, power on grades, and
to satisfy the curiosity of railroad men
over the country, who have manifested
unusual interest in the innovation. At all
Important places ample time will be given
for Inspection of the machine.
Good Rnn in Xehraska.
Recently the motor made the run from
Omaha to Grand Island, Neb., 153 miles,
,ln oli hours, an average speed of
miles an hour. The maximum .speed on
this run was 40 miles an hour, and but
for the fact that the car is not vet fitted
with full .trucks, only four wheels belir
under It, a much higher speed could haVo.
been attained. The machinery was ch
the entire distance, and the car arrlSd in
Grand Island in first-class condition.
Officers of tho Union Pacific are enthu
siastic over the success of the transporta
tion history-making machine, and, finding
no defects or weak spots In it. do not hesi
tate to pronounce it a practical motor for
railroad work. The motor is capable of
hauling at least one heavy passenger car
over moderate grades. Contrary to pop
ular belief, the machine is propelled en
tirely by gasoline, there being no electric
motor. By a new contrivance the jerking
sensation incident to the starting of elec
tric cars has been overcome.
Will Supplant Other Motive Power.
Chicago railroad expert? are talking of
little else but tho new motor, believing
It is destined to supplant all other forms,
of transportation power. On steam roads
it will quickly displace the present engines
for short hauls and suburban service,
abating the smoke nuisance in large cities,
leaving only the long through runs for
steam, and on the latter It Is believed the
little gasoline exploder will eventually be
king. Regarding the motor, Director of
Maintenance Kruttschnltt, of the Harri
man' lines, eays:
"We have got at last "what we regard
as a practical gasoline motor for railroad
work, the first in the world, and that
means almost as- much .as the first steam
The carwas built under the personal
supervision Of William R. McKean, super
intendent of motive power of tho Union
The Immense saving of fuel under steam
Is the only advantage of gasoline. The
low cost of operation will mean more fre
cnieht trains and better passenger and,
freight pervice, as it is believed in a short
time the motor wlllrbe applied to freight
trains. It will also enable the present
steam roads- to go after their enemies in
competition, the inlerurban trolleys, and
heat the latter at their own game, as
there will be no third rails, wires or
power-houses to maintain. Another ad
vantage of gasoline will be that, when a
motor breaks on the road. It will not tie
up the entire line, as 13 the case with electrically-propelled
It is expected that' within a few days
officers of tho Harriman lines in Chicago
will announce the itinerary.Qf the entire
This car will be run on the "West Side
railroad out of Portland.
.WORKING TOWARD HOME
President's Party Crosses Rans:e to
East Divide Creek Today.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.May 2.
Secretary Loeb returned from the Pres
ident's camp today. The party wiil
move to East Divide Creek tomorrow
having: been delayed by heavy rains.
The party will then work across the
range to the head of Garfield Creek,
and on Sunday will ride into, this city,
The quarters in the Hotel Colorado
which will be used by the President on
Sunday have "been selected. He will oc
cupy the bridal apartment In the left'
P. B. Stewart, of Colorao Springs, re
joined the hunting: party today. Mem
bers, of the "Whit House staff and
newspaper men were takes 'on an ex-
cursloa. through - the J Grand "Valley by
the Colorado Midland Railroad today.