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VOL.XLVyO. 13,865. . ' ' PORTLAND, OREf ON, WEDNESDAY, MAYt 17, 1905. r P'1CE EIVB QEOTg;
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last Obstacle to Great Projects
Removed by Purchase
NO DEL'AY IN CONSTRUCTION
Cost Will Be $4,400,900, of Which
$1,000,000 Is "Allotted lor Be
ginning "Work Money Ec
'. mains lor Malheur;
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Jngton, May 16. The Government is going
to build the Klamath irrigation project.
which -will ultimately reclaim 236400
acres of land In Klamath Basin, In. Ore
gon and, California. The project will cost
54,400,000. Secretary Hitchcock today for-
rr.ally approved the project drawn up by
the reclamation engineers, who have been
at work for the past year. He also set
apart from the reclamation fund $1,000,000
to be used in commencing reconstruction,
There is not enough money In the- recla
mation fund at this time to pay for the
entire Klamath project, but the money
today made available will defray all ex
penditures that need be made immediate
ly. There is no question that there will
be ample funds as they are needed.
The adoption of the Klamath project
was assured when Secretary Hitchcock
accepted the offer of the Klamath Canal
Company to sell its canals and works to
the Government for $150,000. In accordance
wlioX Its recent offer. There had been con
siderable doubt whether the Secretary
would pay this price, since it is known
that these canals cannot be utilized -by
the Government, but the Secretary con
cluded it would bcchcapcr to buy out this
company at its latest figure than to enter
upon a .ong suit In the courts; which
would consume much time as well as
--j. Purchase of Private Canals.
The Klamath Canal Company under Its
saia.acrccs to turn over all its works -to
:tfie&Goverhmcn without reservation, or
condition for .the price named, retaining
only certain lands which it has acquired.
If the- company desires water for these
icnds, it must pay for the water right the
.same as other landowners in the Klamath
Basin? and 'must furthermore agree to
divide its holdings into S0-a'cre tracts and
sell them to private Individuals. The com
pany is willing to do this.
in addition to buying out the Klamath
Canal Company, the Government will buy
uptwo small canals and considerable prop
erty of the Jesse D. Carr Land & Live
stock Company, which is necessary to
completion of the Klamath project. The
purchase of the Ankeny canal for100.000
and the Adams canal for JoO.OOO has al-,
read;' been arranged for. The property to
be bought from the Jesse Carr Company
will cost $185,000 additional, making a total
of ?4S5,dO0 that the Government must ex
pend in acquiring private property and
rights before it can begin work. . There
was an .option on the offer of the Carr
property, which expired while the Secre
tary was considering the case, but it is
believed the option will be extended and
that tho sale will be made at the price
W;J11 Biihi in Sections.
Chief Engineer Newcll. of the Reclama
tlon Service, has been instructed to take
steps looking to early construction of this
project. But before construction work is
begun, be will complete all purchases that
have been authorized, so there will be no
further question' as .to the absolute right
of the Government to go ahead -with its
work. It Is the expectation of the rccla
niatlon officials that- the project will be
built, In several unit that is to say,, one
storage system will be completed and
water turned onto land lying under Us
canals before work is begun on the next
storage reservoir. The lay of the land
and tne source of water is uch that this
plan can be followed. After making the
preliminary, purchases, there will be $500.
000 left for actual construction, probably
enough' .to finish one unit, and this in Ore
gon. The exact manner of beginning con
structlon, however, is yet to be determined
by the engineers, in charge.
Approximately 45 per cent of the
land to be rcclaimedls still vacant. The
owners of the "remaining 5u per cent
have alreadx' . signed agreements and
agreed to pay for their water right at
the price fixed by the Government
-which wlll'fcc $1S.60 per acre.
Statement of Project.
Tne following statement glvcnv out
by the -Reclamation Service loday
"briefly 'describes the plan of the
adopted project and gives an Idea of
what private rights' are to be acquired
It Is propose to More the waters of Lost
Kivcr and Miller Crrek In two reservoirs
known S3 Clear iakc ana Hore. Fly reser
voirs. This storage will perform Ue double
function of restraining the flood and excess
waters -for Irrlsatlon and cutting off the
treater portlas of th supply ot Tule Lake.
which wlil be Aratned and cuIUvated. Tule
1 . .....rlnaloli'. CI AT fl m . -
LaXo covens approximately- 4,470 acres
land, all ot which beJonsw to the publl
domain ' and 60.000 acre ot which will be
uncovered and cultivated. The Cnlted States
granted the- privilege of lowering this 4ake
and" disposing of the lands uader the reclama
tion act and baa abo conveyed a similar right
to drain and dirpeee -f the lands ot Little or
Lowr Klamath Lake in ixwer -h-wunatfc
It was found dealrable to acquire the prop
erty f the Klamath Falls Irrigation Com'
cur tAnkenv ditch), divertiag water from
Upper "Klamath Lake. This ditch irrigates
400 acres, but commands 16,000 ,cre,aad
occupies & strategic position to the emtM ot
Uprer KhHB&th Lake. It caa be 'eatergOB and
uuUsed aa a. portion of the Fe4ral Project.
The Jece IX 'Carr Lasd & Ltve Stock Com
pan y owfM;a9proxiiately 159 acres of awawp
and me4ow land at Clear Lake' and. all
rluL ia ' that take yWaiima
proximately 10,060 acres, about 7tO0 awe of
Irritable land around Tule Lake and about
SO0O acres tl hill land. The Little Klasnaui
"Water Ditch Company's .property built by Mr.
Adams has been taking water from Lover
Klamath, Lake for 19 years. It wa toupa
Impossible to drain the lands In the Lower
Klamath Lake region without cutting on ujc
supply-ior this canal. The purchase of thee
canals and the reservoir sites of the Carr com
pany aa well as the property of the.Xlasaatn
Canal Company was authorized by the Secre
tary of the Interior today.
Malheur Scheme Xot Affected.
The adoption of the Klamath project
in no way affects the status of the Mal
heur project or any other In Oregon.
The $1,003,000 allotted to Klamath are
not deducted from the $2,330,000 allot
ment -Cor Malheur. The latter project
will stand on its merits, and just now
is dependent upon the willingness of
the wagon-road people to come into
the Water-users" Association. Not un
less the Malheur project should bo
found impracticable would Its allot
ment be diverted to some other pro
ject, ana this is not contemplated..
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR BRADY
President Wauls Full Investigation
of Charges Agafnst Mm.-
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 16. The Secretary of the
Interior today laid before the Presi
dent papers which he expected would
bring the removal of Governor .Brady.
or .AiasKa, oecausc ol ms mieiesi "
the R'ej'nolds Development Company.
The President, however, was not satis
fied that the facts justified Brady's re
moval and before he takes action
wants a complete Investigation to de
termine Brady's true status. Mr.
Hitchcock is anxious that Brady should
go, in fact he opposed , his reappoint
ment last Winter, but the President ig
nored his protest.
SHOULD OBEY ALL.
Reform Governor Says Custom Is for
Each Man to Obey Only Laws
' He Approves.
ST. LOUIS, May 16. Governor Folk,
of Missouri, addressing the General
Baptist Convention tonight, said:
"Missouri lias an Idea that means the
enforcement of law. Laws that are not
.enforced add just as much to the sup
port of good government as sores do to
the strength of the human body. Law-
breaking has become alarmingly com
mon. It is. one of the greatest dangers
i.hat confront free government. .Many
men ouey th laws they like, but think
they have political liberty to .llsoUty.i
the laws that are obnoxious to them.
Tho trust magnate looks wltn au-
norrence on tuc DiCKpocKei wno vio
lates the larceny statute, but considers
entirclv rUht to breaK tne laws
acainst combinations and monopolies.
The boodler detests the law-orcaKmg
of the trusts, but considers the law
gainst bribery as an infringement on
his personal liberty. Tne dramsnop-
kecper regards the law against murder
as good, but the law against operating
his dramsnop on sunuay is. in jus opin
ion. Puritanical and. tyrannical.
If each citizen were allowed to de-
irrmhie for himself which laws are
good and which laws aro bad, to ig
nore tne laws he considered oao, tne
result would be anarchy we would
have no laws at all. The only safe rule
Is thai, if the law is on tho- statute
books. It must be observed.
"There has been too mucn oi maK-
Insr laws to please tne moral clement
and then not enforcing them to please
the Immoral element.
HE ATTACKS CANAL BOARD
Grosvcnor Says Policy Is Contrary
to Protective Theory
WASHINGTON, May 16. Tiie high-pro-
tcctivc-tarift Republicans in the city are
denouncing the action of the Isthmian
Canal Commission Irf adopting a policy of
buying supplies for the canal In the mar
kets of the world. All but Representative
Grosvcnor ot Ohio decline to be quoted.
The Ohioan, a member of the House ways
and means committee at the time of the
framing of the McKinley and Dinslcy
tariff laws, today. In discussing the new
"Wc have built up the policy of pro-
toctlvr, tariff in this countr on the basis
of higher prices. These prices were high
er, because we. paid our labor better
wages. People have become more cogni
zant every year of the bencnts ot that
bollev. and understand the reason for
higher prices. The. country would rather
pay a little more for something that was
made at home, furnished work for home
folk, and gave them better pay than their
more unfortunate neighbors abroad en
Improve Ianaina Iload and Docks.
NEW YORKi May 16. Plans for the
enlargement of the terminal and dock fa
cilities of Colon and Panama and the
.double-tracking and Tc-equlpplng of the
road, entailing an expenditure of approx
imately $2,000,000. were approved by the
board of directors of the Panama Rail
road Company at a meeting held today.
GOMEZ AT DEATH'S DOOR
Family Gathers Hound Cuban Pa
triot and Doctors "Will Operate.
SANTIAGO, Cua. May 16. The family of,
General Maximo Gomez, who is critlcally
111, has arrived here, accompanied by doc
tors from Havana. After a consultation
it was. agreed that an operation was nec
essary to arrest' the threatened gangrene.
HAVAKA, May 16. An official telegram
received In Havana, tonight and slgnedvby
the Governor of the Provtnoe. of Santiago,
states that at 7:30 o'clock this evening the
condition of General uoscz was very
grave, and that he was very low Dr.
Pereda, who left Havana to attend the
general, wired to the Uberal convention
toalght that - the condlUos of Goatc
ON W STUMP
I l II, Ml ! rt r f.
ne win waice a aeries 01 oam-
paign Speeches in
Reply to-Those W1h
one to Prove Dishonesty
MAYOR "WILLIAMS' CHALIA.Mil.
Mayor "Williams will make a series
'of speeches in the rourse of the city
campaign and wjll say: . v
That he.is fairly and regularly
nominated and Is entitled to the sup
port of the Republican party.
That the reports,of dishonesty -and
Incompetency in his auminisirauon
are without truth and oftentimes are
Inspired by malice.
That he challenges his critics to
name one dishonest or inwwjKwui.
man of his appointees.
That, the TannerCreek sewer Is a
good sewer, better, in tact, tnan u
the contractors had adhered faithfiUly
to their contract, "because the bonds
men have been compelled to make up
for the lapses of the contractors this
without "costing jroperty-owners a
dollar beyond the contract price.
That the city gained S15.000 or
$20,000 by awarding the Front-street
bridge contract to the Pacific Con
struction Company of San Francisco,
because otherwise the street railway
company would have abandoned its
franchise on the bridge, thereby es-
escaplng payment of one-fourth cost
of the structure: thererore tnat inis
gain should be weighed against the
alleged $5000 rake-ott ot tne I'acinc
Construction Company of Everett, es
pecially since the next available bids .
were $2000 to $13,000 higher than the
$38,000 bid of the builders.
That the .cost to the city or tne
Morrlson-brldge extras was not ex
orbitant and the city has in that via
duct a very fine structure at a moder
That the Executive Board could not
be expected to know of contractors,
pouts; such deals ate alway secret.
Beside, the pools have not brought
large profits to the participants.
That the policy of fining gamblers -was
inaugurated by the Council and
the Executive Board and acquiesced
in by him as a temporary expedient
at a time when the city was in dire
financial straits, without money to
carry on Its government.
That the city is orderly and well
kept and decent; property and life
are safe in every part; the fire depart
ment Is the bett on the Coast, in many
ways: streets and sewers are In better
repair than ever before; and rortland
In every way is a cleaner, handsomer
and fitter place to live In than ever In
Its history. -
3Iayor "Williams has been asked to go
on the stump by Chairman Elmer B. Col-
wcll. of the Republican managing com
mittee and by officers ot the Young Men's
Regular Republican Ciub, and has con
sented to make several spcecnes in
planation ot the policies of bis adminis
tration in the last three years, and In re-
plv to aspersions from his critics chiefly
In reply to those who fought his nomina
tion in the primaries and who have sdnce
"become suDDortcrs of "Lane, the Demo
The first appearance of the Mayor in
the campaign will be In Gomez Hall, in
Albina. near Williams-Avenue School, on
Russell street, next Monday evening: the
next In Sellwopd before Jie Scllwood Re
publican Club the following, Wednesday
evenlnc. He-. will make halt a dozen
speeches on the East Side, and will prob
ably end his campaign at a big rally on
the West Side, perhaps in the Marquam
Theater. The -Republican committee does
not think he need fpeak often on the
West Side. The tremendous vote given
to him tn the West Side primaries they
take as evidence that this side of tho
river will return him a safe majority In
His Speech Before Primary.
The Mayor made but one speech In the
primary campaign, but members of the
Republican committee aver that its con
vincing force made It enough. The Iane
workers admit the oratorical powers of
Williams. This accomplishment has made
Williams a well-known figure In the
United States- many years, and when he
spoke again just-before 'the primaries he
seemed to show that he had lost none
Mayor -Williams Is a very active man
and carries his S3 years lightly. Tester-
day he was- in his office until late In the
afternoon. He presided over a late s
slon of the Executive Board, which was
drowsy with details, but men of half His
Honor's age were not more lively than he.
At tho conclusion of the meeting Mayor
Williams was asked ot his plans for the
campaign. He replied that the Repub
lican committee was making the : plans
and arranging for him to make a number
The Mayor's Contention.
'What do I think I shall-ay first?" he
replied to a question on that point, a.nd
hesitated not to reply:
'First of all I shall-polnt out that I am
fairly and regularly nominated and that
I think I deserve the support of the Re
publican party. Republicans are ,a big
majority of the electors of Portland. They
can elect the officers of . the city gsvern-
Jj-et H-tbey .wilL,-I bave J
Hcan nearly alt my lifer in fact. I joined j
the party when it was new. My record I
think wlUVesjtcak my experience la gov
ernmental affairs In all departments, and
my standing as a man and a citLtea. And
as for ray age," the Mayorpmlled on
reaching this pelnt in his discourse, "I
never was better able to conduct the ad
ministration of this city than today." and
seemed to look back over his career as a
Judge, and Senator in Congress, and At-
- 1 , Ttnttrwt Stfatov flnfl
wi.iv; - uaiaa. w.c -m
'I do. not think there "will be mucn de
fection among Republicans from their
regular tickct."ah.e went "cm. and -added
that in the primary ngnt ne enoeavorea
to refrain from any action that mlghti
cauefedlssention in the party. The Muni-
clpal Association might be able to trans-
camp, dui ajor " ... Al
"Democrats could split the Republican par
nuuiu G uu .
ty in the city clectloe as they had done
when, aided by Republicans, they elected
a Democratic Governor ana men a uewj
cratic Sheriff and a District Attorney.
Those Graft Stories.
Mayor Williams next proceeded to the
rmft stories that have grown ".out of the
Tanner-Creek sewer. Front-street bridge
and Morrison-street bridge.
"All those matters -can be easily ex
plained to the satisfaction of. unpreju-
-oi.i Vi It la not true I
-diced persons." said he. "It Is not true
thatXhero have been big grafts In public
contracts, as I will demonstrate in my
speeches before the election. It Is not
true that property-owners have been pa
ing excessive prices.- There have been
nools amonr contractors, and the fact of
thai.- itnf ha become known after!
.Aiin nf contracts, throueh the
ojspuics oi S15CUB11UCU -!
i u imnnLMa. tvr th "Exeetr-
pools. It was Impossible for tne i.xecu-
tlve Board to know the secret doings" of
contractors -among themselves, and the
Executive Board had to take it for grant
ed that the bids coming in from so many
sources were competitive. Besides, the
roniK not "highly profitable as the
subsequent quarrels otfthe podlmcri made
evident. The contract for the Tanner
Creek sewer was awarded to a man who
underbid a pool and who. Incurred the
wrath of contractors In the pool, and
I they have been his foes 'since.
Challenge to Calumny.
Calumny has gone so far as to charge
that members of the administration have
been abettors of pools and graft. I chal
lenge the members of the Municipal As
sociation and any other persons to name
one grafter or Incompetent among my ap-
polntees. The Executive Board Is made
up of men as responsible and as wen i
known for Integrity as any in the city.
The City Engineer whom I appointed is
an able man and Is universally recognlzed,l
as such. The negligence of his predeces-
sor W. C Elliott, was no fault of mine,
for that officer I did not appoint; he was
Hwted bv the Deonle. I will not say
He was careM
that he was incompetent
C3 an-d easy-going and depended too I
much on his subordinate Jas
Mb rrveiim.it Ion. and he resigned. I then
appointed Mr. Wanzer. who-Ttas made an
honest and efficient Engineer.?
The Mayor said that Mr. Wanzer had
gone through the entire length of Tan
ner Creek sewer since it was repaired
and had found It In good shape, well
built and fit to last many years.
Better Sewer the Itesult.
That sewer had been bdilt better than
if the contractor had faithfully performed
his contract," the vMayor went on "and
will cost the assessed . property-owners
no more than the original contract price
and extras. In all amounting to so,uw.
That Contractor Rincr was remiss in his-
duty and'that City Engineer Elliott over-
innvi faults of construction. I do not
denv. But the contractor's bondsmen
Tw.ii tn maVn pood the faults.
The, cost of this work the bondsmen will
n.v. - f " " 7
deduct from RIner's profits,, and even
after this has ibeen done Rtncr will re
ceive some profits.
Mr.- Wanzer has seen to it that the
sewer is built right. On the sides of the
sewer the ground has been filled In and
tamped down so that the arch can now
safely bear, the superincumbent weight
of earth for an Indefinite time. Experts
have told me the' sewer Is now in good
shape, and I believe they are right. The
Tanner Creek sewer scandal Is now 'a
His Hcply to Jbanc.
Dr. Harry Irnc. Mayor Williams' rival.
js reported to have said that. If he were
elected Mayor, no faulty sewers would
be built,' because he would inspect them
himself. This was mentioned to Mayor
Williams, and he responded Jocularly:
it takes an expert to tell whether a
sewec ig' built rightly. It not an expert a
man might Inspect ever so -many sewers
and not know. I could not ten whether
or not the Tanner. Creek sewer was built
rightly if I should go through its entire
length. But Mr. Wanzer? the City En
gineer knows, he la an engineer and an
expert in sewer construction."
The Interview drifted next to Front-
street bridge, newly completed. The con
tract for the viaduct was awarded to the
Pacific Construction Company, of San
Francisco, for fcB.OOO. after a bid from
the Pacific Construction Company for
$33,000 had been rejected. It has been
set up since that the two, companies were
In a pool and that the Everett company
withdrew for a consideration, to make
way for the San Francisco company. Ac
companying the Everett company s bid
was a cbcck. ior wmra wao re
turned when the bid was rejected. It has
been alleged since that members ot the
administration used their Influence to
ward having the Everett company's bid
rejected, its -check returned and the San
Francisco company s bid accepted, and it
has been Insisted that the Executive
Board should bave compelled the Ev-
erett company to take the contract,
else have forfeited Its 55300 check.
Knew of Xo Pool.
But Mayor Williams declares that If
there was any such pool, the Executive
Board had no knowledge of .It:-besldes.
when the- Everett company ansoanced
that it would not take the-coh tract at
Its bid price, what was more natural
than for the board to accept the next
lowest bW?The"next lowewfwas that of
Ran. Franciscocompany for
The other bids were forVbctwcen y&,A
and J71,09." ,
Robbins Admits Exclusive Con
tracts Before Senate
HARD' -PRESSED; B.Y INQUIRY L
Presldent of Armour Car Iilncs 'Calls
HIs a Private Company and Rc-
fuses to Tell Earnings Mo
nopoly on Fruit Traffic.
WASHINGTON, May 16.-Bcfbre the
Senate committee on interstate 'commerce,
. . , . .iiiini, mnrrtail rates.
whlch Is Investigating rauroau
PrMnt Reorsre R. Robbins, of the
krmn,:r far line Company., today ad-
-J 4V.X V, onmnnnv had 20 Or 30
exclusive contracts with railroads for
fiit. lrnnsoortatlon business and ac-
vnnn:itred a monopoly of that traffic
, f .i, vMt and South. Where-
' -Ui.k contracts Applied, he
. . . . ,..! tn accent
radmrttea, snippers ui :
.. hv the. Armours. He I
tne raies i"u " --
claimed that his company was a private
one. theVefcre not subject to tne inr
otntA wimmerce laws
ThPA Pxrfuslve contracts with railroad.
Mr. Robbins said, were generally prlvaU
,,. thoueh they were exhibited
when -reauested. He assertca mat we
Armours do not get any advantages over
other shippers in these cars. Replying
r-hairman Elktns. the witness said
that his company did not want to be sub
ject to the interstate commerce laws.
'Want It All Their Way.
- interiected Mr. Elklns
vn uanfall ot the advantages
- r thA rpsoonsiblllties of -corri-
UIIU HUHC V - "
iinc to the- witness the Armours
have 200 articles known- as packing-house
products which are transported In Arm-
"You control the transportation of these
products In the private cars
, -Not control: but the Armours
their products in tnese -
Mr. Robbins admitted that on roads on
which the company had exclusive con-
tracts, like the. Terc Marquette line, the
roads could not engage In tne snipmei.L
In '-thcr cars. ot products covered in inc.
contract. Those wno corapwimu
thi mutter, he added, were mostly re
eelvers and commission men, and not the
producers and shippers. -
Cost of Icing .Cars
Senator Foraker examined' Mr. Robbins
a to the cost of icing a car from Michi
gan to Boston, and the latter figured
that it would cost J30 per car. r
"Isn't It a matter of facUl asKeo tne.
oon,n "that Ice costs only about
Mr. Robbins would not admit that, this
was true. The Pcre Marquette line, he
suggested, had reduced rates $2.50 to 53
per car and the Armour line had. made' a
I like reduction.
Senator uouiver s.evi -.
I , i r ftViA k mnitr Mr
garomg tne dusiucco -t..-
Ulnes and Its earnings.
i .1. . , . , .1 tu. nnnar,v
.Mr. liOUDinS insisicu maw mc luuij.oi.j
Is a private one and ought not to.be com
pelled to expose Its books or earnings,
any more .than any other private com
Unless we should-consider that you are
a public carrier the same as a railroad
company, remar.Kea tne senator.
Admits Monopoly on Fruit.
Mr. Robbins denied that the . Armours
were Interested In any ot the fruit crops
in rnHfnrnia. or that the -Armours had a
i .t : - -1I
monoply for tne transportation oi wui-
that his company had a monopoly ol wio
fruit transportation in the Pe.re iiar-
quelle region and in Georgia and Florida.
The Armours, ho admlttcd'had exclusive
contracts with ai'rfthe South Atlantic
i. Coast railways, in East lennessee ana
Ion "certain roads In Missouri, Arkansas
1 and- the Southern Pacific roads. The
Santa Fe was a competing line in tho
frutt. business In California. Jruit pro
ducers and shippers on these exclusive
lines had to accept the rates of the
Armour Company, but Mr. Robbins said
they satisfied 80 per cent of the shippers.
Senator Clapp asked a number' ot ques
tions as to the position of Mr. Robbins in
acknowledging an absolute monopoly and
yet "withholding Information as to the
company's business and claiming im
munity from the Interstate commerce
laws. Mr. Robbins maintained that his
position was justified.
B0WEN-L00MIS CASE IS UP
Cabinet Discusses It and President
WASHINGTON, May 16. The princi
pal subject considered today at the
Cabinet meeting was the Ioomls-
Bowen case. No definite action was
taken pending an additional statement
from Mr. Bowen. Just prior to the
Cabinet meeting, Jose Paul, va repre-
orJ sentatlve of Venezuela in this country,
called at the "White House and had
talk with the President regarding. the
case. -It-ls said that Mr. Paul, is fami
liar with, the transactions involving, the'
exchange of a check by Mr. Loomis
-with -the Asphalt Company at the time
the former "was United States Minister
at Caracas. ' v.
During the Cabinet meeting- Mr.
Bowen called at the White House,! and,.
through Secretary Loeb. sent a note to
I Secretary Taft. The note simply Indl
cated the presence at the Executive
offices et Senor Pastro y Mora.. f riend
ef Mr. Bowen, who the' Minister de
l red. should talk with the President
ia4Wtr;:jaf JsWa aftfsardSewfrr.
Mora had a conference with the Presi
dent and Mr. Taft. lasting some time.
Senor Mora did not disclose the details
of tho interview, but it is known that.
haviRg at one time been connected with
the asphalt-company In Caracas, ne was
enabled to throw some light on the
present situation. -When Mr. Taft left
the WhiteHbuse he, said mat no aeter
mfnatlon'of the case had been reached,
and none would be until all the facts
from both sides Aaa - been developed.
He Indicated this might take several
Mr. Bowen today filed with Mr. 'tait
his statement In reply to Assistant
Secretary "Loomls' charges .and also
bearintr on the charges against Mr.
linmU which ha transmitted to tne
Oregon Postal Changes.
nTinnlritPrt for Oresron routes as
follows: Canby, route 1. Jacob Jv. -ti
mer" carrier. Daniel Spatz substitute:
Mullno. route l. Joseph L. Udell carrier,
Guy F. Jewett substitute.
James tehraan has been appointed
postmaster at Lehman. Umatilla Coun
ty, Or., -vice Charles Dutton, resigned.
"VVASpilNGTOJv May 16. The follow-
1 Ing Presidential Postmasters were ap
pointed today for Oregon: Arlington,
Arthur "Wheelhouse; Alston, David Lav
Dresser and Urisbce Reappointed.
oREGOJflAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Insrton. Mav 16. Because of tne re-
moval of the Land Office from Oregon
City to Portland on July 1, It became
necessary to reaDnolnt Register A. S.
Dresser and Receiver George W. Bl-
bee. Their commissions ascofficers of
the Portland Land Office were made
HOCH PUT ON THE GRILL
State's Attorney Severely Denounces
"Blueoeard," Who Winces.
CHICAGO, May 16. The Jefense in
the trial of Johann Hoch, charged witn
wife murder, rested Its case today. To
rebut the testimony of Dr. Kolisner,
the expert of the defense, in regard to
the svmntoms of arsenical poisoning,
Dr. Mover. Professors de la Fontaine,
Hectoon and W. S. Haines were called.
All denied tnat the symptoms given by
Dr. Kolisher as necessary to a deatn
by arsenical poisoning need be present
In the corpse of a person who had died
by poison administered a short time be
In analyzing the evidence for the
Jury, State's Attorney Healy pictured
Hoch ns a cold-blooded murderer, iie
dwelt on the sufferings of Mrs; walcic
er-Hoch In her last moments and pic
turea Hoch quietly watching and wait
lnr for the end. Pdinting an accusing
flnger at the prisoner, the State's At
torney denounced nocn as a scneimng
murderer, a fiend and a criminal ot the
Hoch shifted uneasily at the scathing
.ords q the proaecuting attorney and
contInually shook his head, as though
i to Uefy tn accusation.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
deg-.; minimum 53.
Precipitation, 0.23 ot
TODAY'S Showers. "Winds mostly westerly.
'The War In tho Far East.
Russia expects naval battle any day. Page
Janan renews protest to France. Page .
Russian version of battle of Mukden. Page i
Assassin mortally wounds Governor of Ufa.
p.rces cnurRc liberties of Jews, Poles and
Jews and police light at Warsaw. Page
"Workmen denounce agHators for getting
them Into trouble. I'age -.
Kaiser's mission received by Sultan ot Mo-
Russian troops threaten Balkan states ana
thev talk of unitins for derensc. .rage
Government orders construction of Klamath
irrigation project, vage i.
"Head of Armour car lines before' Senate
committee. Page 1.
President Investigating Bowen-Loomls affair.
Pago 1. ' .
Protectionists denounce policy ot Canal
Commission. Page J. k
' - Domestic.
I ...1 v...A,tn Tite athli.Hl-9
i vtuahera uui u. v.w .o ... .
-prps,-dent Parry-S addre to Manufacture'
A-aciaflon. Pajrc 4. t.H.
r.hlca0 strike on point of breakdown.
Controversy about Rockcteiiers gut oreaics
out again. Pago o. . w
Governor Folk "speaks on law-Drcaiung.
st Paul road mav reach coast over -am
roads. Page 3.
Atlantic' yacht race delayed by fog. Page 7.
California-Washington flcld meet Is declared
oTL Pago 7.
Turn nostal -accnts lost An the wilds ot
Alaska. . with no . prospect ot succor.
Joint session ot good roads men and Devel
opment .. Leaguers closes j at Pendleton.
Pace . .
Hermann a strong candidatr-to succeed him
selt In Congress, rago u. r
Harry Melburn, Spokane society "man, ar
rested for grand larceny, rage o.
Dancers for tM Trail shock a San Fran
clsco policeman. Page 6..
-" , Commercial aad Marine.
nonfllctlnc reports of Oregon fruit condi
tions. Page 15.
Big shipment of. worthless California berries
received. Faga. lu.
Advances la butter -and provisions. Page 13,
Baldwin Sheep & Land Company refuses 22
- cents for Its wool., rage 13.
War scare advances' Chicago wheat -prices,
rage 13. ji ,
Heavy operations In money on Wall street.
Barkentine Chehalis, given up for Jost.
reaches Gray's Harbor. Page 5.
New officers signed ..for Steamer Toledo,
Portland aHd "Vicinity.
vcn-ft asks damases or court because - he
was not 'allowed prtvuege ot private, box
at theater. Page 10. . . s
M era phis ,siect"ed by. railway conductors for
next coave.BUon- JUge u-
Boys .ask that block be allowed them for
ball games, .fage iw v
Increased pay is voted firemen. Page 10.
Mayor of Oregon City threaten to open that
town to gambling 11 poolroom is anowea
at Mllwaukle. Page 14. '
Foreign Booths will be caaapleted when the
Fair opeos. Page if.
Haazarlas surrenders Ttlmself to police.
coa'feaslBir crime committed, in native
laadl Page 16. '
Mayor WlMaiBs plans a. vigorous campaign.
Page 1. -t -
&Hatok.F4ta y it-h ws' Was rt tired
r&-rage -"v ,
Mayor Threatens to Send forf'j
Troops if It is Extended
to Other Unions.
G0MPERS FINDS WAY OUT
3Iore Wagons Sent Out With Tjlttle
Disorder Gompers Confers "With
Strike iLeaders Decisive Move
Against School Strikes.
CHICAGO. May 16. Although no facts
have transpired to fully warrant the pre
diction. It Is asserted both by members
of the Employers' Association and by the
conservative element in the Tanks of tne
teamsters that the present strike will toe
called off, probably within 4S hours and
certalnly by the end of the week. It is
not likely that any definite action looking
to an adjustment of the trouble will dq
taken before the meeting of the National
officers ot the union which. It is expected,
will be held here tomorrow.
Chief among the qauses which led to
the prediction of a settlement are tne
firm stand taken both by Mayor Dunne.
when In conferenco with. President Shea
and officials ot the local Teamsters
Union he assured them tha"t any further
spread of the strike would- certainly make
It necessary for him to call for troops,
anil the arrival ot President Samuel Gom-
era oC the American Federation o La-
bor, "who reached the city tnis evening.
Although not possessed of executive pow
er In the settlement ot the strike, Mr,
Gompers declared that he had every hope
that its end was not far distant.
Early tonight. Immediately after leav
ing his train, Mr. Gompers went Into con
ference with President Shea and local
officials of the Teamsters' Union.
Graceful Way to Crawl Down.
After leaving the meeting ot the labor
leaders. President Gompers met a number
of the teamowners who have stood by the
unions for the greater part of the strike,
and they Informed him that the time had
come when they could no longer refuse
to deliver an$ take goods from the boy-
cotted houses without losing all of their
business and facing financial rum.
It 13 said that Mr. Gompers will sug
gest to "the teamsters that they allow the
teamowners to do business with the boy
cotted houses. It Is expected that the
teamsters will accept this proposition, arid''
Mn tni3 manner the strike will be called
RiQling Has Almost Ceased.
The Employers' Association and the ex
press companies Increased their scope of
delivery still further today. More than-
2000 wagons were in use, .and business for
the. most part' was transacted without
hindrance of any kind. There were a
few cases of small rioting, but the mobs
were dispersed by a few policemen, -who
used their clubs in vigorous fashion.
Three hundred and fifty men were ,
brought into the city today to take the
plapes of strikers, and as many more are
"Violations of Injunction.
At the hearing before Master In Chancery
Sherman," where -evidence Js being taken
relative to the Federal Injunctions issued
against the strikers, Frank Blckmel3ter,
superintendent ot a privato detective
agency, cited two dozen instances where
assaults had been committed on nonunion
men and the Federal Injunction violated.
He gave names and localities and aasert-
'ed that the majority of the rioters were
wearing the buttons ot the Teamsters'
Claud V. Boiler, manager ot the tailor
ing division of Montgomery Ward & Co.
told at length of the troubles leading up
tO the StTlKe OL tne garineuLV.urn.cia,
which was the prelude to the sympathetic
walkout of the teamsters. The strike was
called, he said, because Montgomery
Ward Sz Co. insisted upon sending part
of their work to "open shop3."
John H. Donahue, a guard-on a united
States Express Company wagon, which
was used after- the commencement of the
teamsters' strike for the transfer ot Gov
ernment money, evaded many questions
nut to him by the attorneys for the plain
tiffs, on the ground that- he did not wish
to incriminate himself. It was. sought to
show by Donahue that he had been pro
vided by the union with a pass allowjng .
the passage through the streetsof the
money. But he refused to make such" an v
admission. He did not deny that he had
such a pass, neither would he admit it.
Ijeaders of School Strikes Arrested.
At a meeting' of the Board of Education
tonight warrants were sworn out for
eight boys who have been leaders in the ,
recent strikes at the iBchools in sympathy
wlth the strike of the teamsters. It was
announced by the Superintendent of Com
pulsory Education that he had informa
tion to the effect that the strike at the
schools had been instigated by hoodlums,
who had" told the pupils that it was their .
duty to refuse to attend school because
the-schools were tiuytng coat froni wrongs
firms. The threat of arrests of the par
ents whose children 'did not attend school
had the effect of settling the strikes to
day, and a normal attendance of pupils
Is expected tomorrow. .
3IUKDEK CAUSED BY STRIKE,
"Colored Man Resents Hooting pi
Boys by Shooting.
CHICAGO. May IS. Enoch Cark, ki
years old, was shot and killed tonight by
a cole-red man, a former employe e the
' Peabody Coal Company, which -hasua-
ta'ined an active part in tne teamsters
Twe colored men were; walkmg ajony.
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