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VOL. XLV. XO. 13,871.
FORTLAIH OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STRIKE GIVEN IIP
Express Managers Refuse
Concessions, and Thou
' sands More Will" Strike.
CALL FOR TROOPS CERTAIN
All Wood Industries Ready for Fin
ish Pight, and Building Trades
May Be Involved Strikers
peace ia tho teamsters' strike have disap
peared, andiit will be open war from this
tirae on. The last conference looking to
ward a peaceful adjustment was held at 6
o'clock tonight, between James B. Barry,
business agent of tho Express Drivers'
Union, and the' local managers of the
seven express companies. The confer
ence had been set for an early hour In
thfr afternoon, but owing to the failure
of Mr. Barry to receive proper notice. It
was postponed until this evening. "When
the meeting finally took place, the con
versation was brief and pointed. Mr.
Barry opened the negotiations by saying:
"Our position is this: "We want all the
men reinstated except those who have
been guilty of violence. I cannot do any
thing different That Js what the local
union wants and that is what the local
officers have told me to do. That Is all I
can do. The men told me that all want
to go back in a body or they won't go
back at all. That is the position of the
union and the union officials."'
The reply of the representatives of the
express companies was brief. It was:
"Our opposition to the reinstatement of
the men will be the same four years from
now as it is today. We will not take
them back under any circumstances."
This brought the conference to a close,
and -all parties concerned In it immediate
ly left tho City Hall.
The spread of the strike today was not
as largo as was anticipated, it being un
derstood in many quarters that there was
still a possibility of peace being reached.
Four hundred and sixty-two drivers em
ployed by 28irras Belonging to the l"um
Iwmcn's Association -went out la each
case the men were ordered to make de
liveries to boycotted houses, and the usual
strike followed. Other firms to tho num
ber of 55 belonging to the Lumbermen's
Exchange will make similar requests of
their men tomorrow, and by night It is
expected that the full number of 3000
drivers employed by these lumber con
cerns will be on strike.
A meeting of the United Employers' As
sociation of Wood Industries, which is
composed of five associations, embracing
135 firms owning lumber yards, planing
mills, sash and door factories, etc., was
held today, and It was decided to call
upon their drivers to make deliveries.
This will force out 1S00 additional men.
Edward Hines, president of the Associa
tion of Wood Industries, said tonight that
the members of the organization proposed
to stand together, and, when asked If
peaae was In sight, said:
"Peace! I am not looking for peace. I
am In this thing now to fight It out. We
may Just as well have it over once for
all. The Employers' Association of Wood
Industries Is affiliated with the Chicago
Employers' Association, which has been
fighting the strike thus far, and of course
wc will work in conjunction with them.
The reason that more men did not go out
today was that some of the orders to the
boycotted bouses had to be taken In rota
tion, and It so happened that most of the
orders today were for firms not Involved
in the strike. The orders that were given
for deliveries to strikebound houses were
met by the teamsters with a refusal to
do the work, and. the men were imme
diately discharged." t
Mr. Hines said that ho would start to
haul-, lumber in theyarfc.the first thlngyj
ioorrow morning, but thaa soon aSMt I
vas necessary to make outsIdcaeUveries
he would, lead the caravans of wagons in
Will Involve Building Trades.
With the union driver employed by
the Lumbermen's Association on strike,
it will be only a- matter of a short time
until outside Unions will become involved.
Just as soon as the building material on
hand now has been, used up and an at
tempt is made to make deliveries with
non-union drivers, the other labor
unions employed on the work will order
their men to refuse to handle nonunion
material. Unless the strike is settled
within a short time, the carpenters,
stonemasons and other affiliated organ
izations are bound to become Involved.
The possibilities for increased rioting
arc vastly enlarged by the spread of the
strike to the lumber district. The terri
tory which generally goes under this des
ignation extends along the river from
cast to west about three miles and for a
mile to the north and south of the
stream. It Is a district noted for the
fierce mobs which have marched through
it during former strikes and is the place
which invariably caused more trouble
than any other part ofthe city.
Troops at First Sign or Riot.
Tho city officials and Sheriff Barrett
feel nigh hopeless of being able to main
tain order in the lumber district and at
the same time protect wagons In the
down town streets, as they have been
doing thus far in the strike. It would
require a. force of at least 2000 men to
effectively patrol the lumber district
alone, and this city and county have none
to spare. It has therefore been deter
mined that at the first outbreak of riot
ing a call will be made ea. Governor
Beaeen for assistance. Sheriff Barrett
HOPE OF ENDIN
It in any way approaches the rioting we
have had,' X shall call for troops. I will
do everything in my power to maintain
order, but the minute It. gets beyond me
I will appeal to the Governor and the
troops will be on the ground within less
than two hours."
The troops which will be first ordered
out. If the necessity arises, compose the
first brigade of Illinois National Guard,
commanded by Brigadier-General Moul
ton. It comprises the First, Second, Sev
enth and Eighth Regiments of infantry,
the last being a colored regiment, and the
First Regiment of cavalry. In all, about
4000 men will be called out. Every prepar
ation has been made fox a. prompt re
sponse by the National Guard, and a
largo consignment of riot cartridges has
been received. These differ from the or
dinary rifle bullet in that they contain
three buckshot in place of the single steel
Adjutant-General Scott was in Chicago
for & few hours tonight, lopklng over the
situation, but left for Rockford on a late
train, to attend the encampment of the
State G. A. R. '
Strike Leaders MuM Answer.
Judge Xobteaat, of tho United States
District CsGrt. 'ruled iodav that .Cornelius
Shea. j-resMlent-wf tiir TcaWters' Ueian;
FlJr., Barrv. of th Express Trl'nt".
nlon; Adolphus Pfcll, a strlklBg express
driver, and Bernard Mulligan,, president
of the "Express Drivers Union, answer"
tho , questions put to them In the hearing
before Master in Chancery Sherman. The
argument as to whether the men should
answer certain questions after they had
claimed the constitutional right to refuse
to answer on the ground of possible in
crimination lasted from 10 o'clock in the
morning until 3 in the afternoon. Each
question was brought up in turn and the
court passed upon its admissibility.
In addition to ordering that the five men
should answer the questions put to them.
Judge Kohlsaat ordered that 37 men bo
called In to -show reason why they should
not be punished for contempt for violating
the order of the court In interfering with
the wagons of the express companies.
Tventy-four men were also Introduced to
show why they should not be punished for
contempt in violating tb order of the
court issued for the protection of the wag
ons of the Employers' Teaming Company.
The five men who are ordered to answer
questions will be called before the Master
in Chancery tomorrow, and the questions
will be asked of them a second time.- If
they again refuse to answer, they will bo
cited for contempt of court. The ques
tions which the men have been qrdered to
answer relate chiefly to the knowledge of
certain proceedings in the commencement
of the strike. It being the object of the
attorneys for the plaintiffs in tho injunc
tion proceedings to show that they pos
sessed knowledge of he strike, and they
in a large measure controlled its move
ment and progress. v ' ..
Will -rutvJBnd Jo-cboul StHUesM
The Board of Education has determined
to resort to stringent strike methods to
prevent further strike demonstrations In.
connection with the public schools. All
the pupils attempting to induce other pu
pils to boycott the public schools are to
be arrested. All adults seeking to Incite
trouble at the schools are to be locked up.
All persons, young or adults, attempting
to Interfere with school children on their
way to and from school are to be ar
rested. The Superintendent or Schools is inves
tigating the charge that teachers who
are members of the Federation of Labor
Incited school children to strike.
'lne Employers' Teaming Company re
ceived 100 white men from Kansas City
today. A large number were farm boys.
An injunction restraining the Goodrich
Transportation Company from refusing to
accept goods consigned to Montgomery
Ward & Co. and other strike-bound houses
in Chicago was issued today by Judge
Bethca, of the United States Circuit
A letter purporting to have been sent by
the general freight agent of the. Goodrich
Transportation Company Instructing Its
agents to refuse to accept for transporta
tion goods consigned to the boycotted
houses was presented in court as a basis
for the request for a restraining order.
UXIOX OFFICIALS INDICTED.
Twelve Men Accused of Causing the
Death of Carlstrom.
CHICAGO, May 23. The grand jury
igJay indicted 12 men in connection
withttr death or Charles Carktfrouu
the mcraW oftfte Carrtegymakers'
Union, who JMr'd as the result of the
beating he received at the hands of
thugs, hired by the officials of the
union, according to their own state
ments. The indicted men are: George Miller,
formerly president of the union;
Henry Neuman. secretary; Charles J.
Casey, business agent;, sir members of
the executive committee of the union,
and Charles Gllhooley, Marcus Looney
and Edward Felley. .the three men who
were hired by the officials of the
union to beat men who did not go on
strike or took the strikers' places.
. The indictments charge manslaught
er dnd conspiracy to commit great bod
ily injury, the autopsy having shown
that the deatn of Carlstrom was due
directly to pneumonia. The physicians
declared that the disease was probably
the result ot injuries received, but it
was still the 'direct cause of death and
the men could not therefore, be charged
Iron Founders May Strike.
NEW YORK. May 23. Demands backed
by a threat to strike June 1 have been
made by the cupola tenders, helpers and
laborers in tho Iron-foundries of New
York, Kings. Richmond and Westchester
Counties and in Hoboken, Jersey City,
Elisabeth and Bayonne. They now de
mand a new wage scale and the closed
shop, with $3 a day as the minimum for
cupola tenders and $2 minimum for help
ers and laborers; a nine-hour work day,
time and a half pay overtime and double
time for work, done on holidays.
Xcw Constitution of Switchmen.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 23. The Switch
men's Union of North America In con
vention today adopted a new constitution,
which will g einto effect July L The prin
cipal chaages are he creation ot a third
class e i-Rsarance and & provision that
defecates and grand lodve o9cn ir.t
Removes Leading Advocates
of Gas Lease From Im
QUAKER CITY AWAKENED
First Step in War on Republican''
gHHlzation Taken yMayor, Who
- Is Backed by Reformers iav
Resisting Gas IiC&& -.
"PHILADELPHIA, May 23. In his ef
fort:to defeat the consummation of the
plan to lease tho city gas works to
the United Gas Improvement Compan"
for 75 years for $25,000,000, Mayor
Weaver today dismissed from office
David J. Smyth. Director of the De
partment of Public Safety, and Peter
Costello. Director of the Department
of Public "Works. The Mayor has an-nounced-tbat
he is in the Aright to the
bitter end, which means that a great
political battle is now on and will be
carried to the polls next November.
In his fight against the gas lease and
the Republican organization, the Mayor
has called In as counsel Elihu Root, of
New York and ex-Judge James
Gordon, of this city.
Frederick J. Shoyer, Director of the
Department of Supplies, by direction of
the Mayor suspended (pending an in
vestigation) Arthur H. Mcrrow, as
sistant director of the department.
The removal of Smyth and Costello
did not come until after the Mayor
had asked them to resign immediately.
In reply each sent a letter to the Mayor
offering his resignation to take effect
when his successor shall be qualified.
The Mayor answered them by demand
ing their immediate resignation. The
answer the directors returned was to
the effect that they had tendered their
resignations "in the usual form and in
accordance with the provisions of the
city charter,' and that they would
stand by them as tendered. Mr.- Weav
er then ended the correspondesce by
sending to each a-letter of dismissal.
' -Control Tjtro,nag;e, ;
After the removals had been an
nounced, the Mayor made public the
names of the men ho had selected for
the places. They are Colonel Sheldon
Potter to fill the office of Director of
Public Safety, and A. L. Acker to be
Director of the Department of Public
Works ad interim.
The fight over the form of resigna
tion was important in that the new di
rectors can only be qualified by the
confirmation of councils, which is con
trolled by the party organization. Each
dismissed director received 310,000- a
year and together they had a con
trol of 10,000 office-holders. It is not
likely that the councils will confirm the
men appointed by the Mayor, but they
will hold the offices ad interim.
The two dismissed directors refused
to use their influence to help the Mayor
in his anti-gas lease fight, and this
led the Mayor to ask for their resigna
tions. Great Battle in November.
The news of the Mayor's action
spread quickly to every section of the
city. Qtraryons waited to know what
the orga&Utation was going to do. It
is evideafc it Is planning for a great
contest. The next city election will
be held in November, when a Sheriff
and Coroner are to be elected. The
organization candidate for Sheriff is
Harry Ransley, president of the select
Council and an advocate of the gas
lease, and it Is likely that the reform
organizations of the city will center
their strength to defeat him.
While the Mayor refuses to say what
his future action will be regarding
ether office-holders who oppose him, if
Js believed that he is not through with
his work in this direction.
His first move will undoubtedly be-to ne-'i
move from office all of the 43 ward leaders
who continue their fealty to Mr. Durham.
His first move in this direction was to sus
pend on Saturday last, Oscar Noll, Repub
lican leader of the TMrty-seTeath Ward,
as Assistant Highway Commissioner.
Today he 'directed the suspension of
R. H. Morrow, Assistant Director of the
Department of Supplies.
The Mayor was utterly ignored In the gas
lease negotiations, and he has been .urged
by the newspapers and reform organiza
tions to veto the ordinance of the Council
putting the deal into effect. This he has In
sisted he will do, and the leaders have de
clared they will pass it over his veto.
They can easily do this, as they con
trol practically both branches, only 13
votes being cast against the lease in
a total membership of 162.
The reform organizations of the city
arc continuing with a vim the plans
to block the lease. Ward meetings
were held tonight, the largest of which
took place at the Bourse.
ASSASSIN JDIES GLADLY.
"KalciefT Denies on Scaffold He Ever
ST. PETERSBURG, May 23. It was
seml-officially announced today that
Ivan Kaleleff, who murdered Grand
Duke Sergius at Moscow, February 17,
was hanged at 3 o'clock this morning.
On the scaffold Kaieleff aiade a
speech, in which he said:
"It Is said that I asked for pardon
It is a lie. X am faithful to the tra
dition af the People's Will. I eto-aet
ask' any favors. I am glad -to IeJ"
The People's .Will 1 the mum i9Sr
Hierly borne by the party identical
with the present Social revolutionaries.
PUXISII POLICE FOR CRUELTY
Finnish Court Sends Guilty Brutes
' to Jail.
HELSINGFORS. May 23. Four police
men who were accused of unnecessary
cruelty during the demonstration here on
May 20 have been convicted and sentenced
to short terms of imprisonment.
Clado Resists Dismissal.
ST. PETERSBURG,- May 23.- Captain
Clado. whose dismissal from the, navy
was gazetted May 20. intends to com
mence suit against the Admiralty for
the restitution of his rank.
Chler ot Police Shot.
RIGA. May 23. The Chief' of Police of
Snyilen district has been shot and serious
ly wounded by a band of roughs. Ten ar-
;rests have been made In connection with
Train-Wreck Kills Many Russians.
KHARKOFJrV Ru3la. May 23. As the
result of the wrecMRg ul train neai
GANG OF ARTISTIC SWINDLERS
CAPTURED IN MADRID.
Sold Victims All Over World Charts
Showing Where Mythical Treas
ure Was Burled.
MADRID. May 24. At last the band
of swindlers, which m through state
ments of "hidden treasure" in Cuba,
the Philippines and even In Spain, have
been buncoing the credulous of the
United States, Germany and Great Bri
tain ever since 1S98, Is to be brought
to justice. During the last seven
years It is estimated that this scheme
has brought to the coffers of the gang
backing it upwards of 31.030,0)0.
Recently the band swindled a resi
dent of Berlin out of 325,000 by selling-him
charts showing where a large
fortune was bidden just after the war
with Spain broke out, in a lonely spot
near Clenfuegos, Cuba. When the man
who purchased the chart discovered
that he had been swindled, lie com
plained the German government,
which brought the matter to the atten
tion of the Spanish officials, and the
Nineteen persons -were taken Into
Ijfre'oay .-irid,-v iorHWjv. .quantity of
printed matter was stlid. Thls lattet.
showed how the plan was worked and
indicated that the Madrid police were
in collusion with the band.
WHERE IS IK JORDAN?
PORTLAND MAN'S FAMILY FEAR
Last Seen in San Francisco Two
Years Ago, Prosperous Citizen
Has Never Turned TJp.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 23. (Special.)
Having waited for more than two years
for some word from her missing brother,
Richard D. Jordan, Mrs. M. D. Borden has
come to San Francisco from her home in
Portland, Or., to make a final effort to
clear up the mystery of his disappearance.
It was In this city, in November, 1903,
that Jordan was last seen by any member
of his family, his nephew, Ray Borden,
meeting him casually on the street and
talking with him. He was then. In the
best of health and spirits, and It was not
until long afterward, when nothing had
been seen or heard of him, that the fam
ily began to think it strange.
It was then remembered that he had
spoken to his nephew of making a trip to
the Philippines, but, as he was a man of
affairs, his relatives cannot believo that
he would go away on a long journey with
out making some specific disposition of
his business and property. Jordan Is
worth about $Sp,00j9, his estate being main
ly Jn Bines ia Baker City, Or., and real
estate in Portland. 4 ace his disappear
ance his property has been managed fcy
hlgWotBer-lk-ktw-JfcIy F. Berden. of
"Dick" JerdAD was foraerlyDiberJh
specter for the Uakm BaclMc aa4Ofegen
Short Line, and was well kiiown ia ra.il-
road circles along the Facl&c Coast. Al
though his family has nothing definite on
which to base fear, it has come to believe
that possibly Jordan may have been a
victim of foul play In this city, and search
will be made of the records of unidentified
dead from-tho time of his-last being seen.
His sister, Mrs. Borden, is now at tho
home of her son, 215 Steiner street. Jor
dan was about 60 years old.
MACHEN SENTENCED AGAIN
Two Years More for Conspiracy in
WASHINGTON. 3Iay 23. August Ma
chen. the former general superintendent of
the free delivery service of the Postoffice
Departmnt. was takn back to Mounds
ville, W. Va.. prison tonight, after being
sentenced today to another term of two
years, following his plea of guilty under
his joint Indictment with W. G. Crawford,
of this city, and George Torrens. ot To
ledo, O., for conspiracy to defraud the
Machen will not be prosecuted on any
of the remaining 11 indictments. Includ
ing his present two-year term and his
sentence today, and making allowances
for commutation for good behavior, he
has two years and eignt months yet to
serve In the penitentiary
A Jury for the trial of Crawford was
secured, and after the attorney's opening
statement the court adjourned until to
laorrow.'" Shaw Speaks on Education.
OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T.. May 28.
Hofu Leslie- M. Shaw. Secretary of the
Treasury, addressed the T. M. C. A. Twis
Territorial f Grovsatiea here 'fawight. the
subject f "Ms address .befss tb -reiaUoa
WAVERS ON VERGE
OF A CONFESSION
Norman Williams, Murderer,
Recounts Tale of Alma
Nesbitt, His Victim.
DENIES MARRIAGE TO HER
In Rambling Story Full of Ineon-
' THE DALLES, Or,. .May- 22lstafl Cor-,
respondence). Rumor has had it here for
some time that Norman Williams, con
victed and sentenced to hang for the
murder of Alma Nesbitt and her mother
In the Hood River Valley, was about to
make a statement or confession. He him-
self-has hinted that he" would have some
ttiTn'g to Jwy when, the" time came:- Bat
-one thins: is sure, at least at this time.
Norman Williams, convicted murderer as
he is. Is no, ready.
Monday night, from S o'clock until 10.
he sat with me In tho office of Sheriff
Sexton in- the presence of NIghtwatch
Egbert. Turnkey John Fitzgerald and
Marshal E. B. Wood, and started out to
make a statement. To have predicted to
these officials that Norman Williams
would talk for The Oregonian would have
called for a chorus -ofdcnials. from them,
and when, after discussing things, which
only in the vaguest, way were- connected
with the crime, with which he Is charged
and convicted. 'Williams began-a recital
of his own case, these officials could hard
ly believe their, ears.
It was hardly a recital; It was more
ot a romance.' True, some of the things
Williams recounted -he swore to orr the
witness stand,, yet they did not bear the
stamp of truth or consistency. He began
with the story of the day and date that
Alma Nesbitt met him -at. Hood River,
went to the .place that she afterward
filed on at The Dalles, of her visit to
Portland and her subsequent return to
Told It as a True Tale.
Williams told, ' and. he must have
thought that those who listened believed
him. ot how Alma, as he referred to her,
went to a room in the Winter block In
Portland; how she returned to Hood
River later, to come to The Dalles to
work for Mrs.tA. S. Bennett; then of her
return to Portland.
From The Dalles, In his story, heftoofcT
Alma back to Portland and placed her
again In the Winter. block, He went iato
detail about Ms visit to Portland, giving
days and dates, and told, of a visit to a.
ranch nine miles out of Portland, where
H)w?irtwith Alma to. look at some goats.
I will quote hi here:
"I went to the ranch and saw the goats,
but because some ' of-' the kids had been
taken out of the band I refused ro take
them. On my way back to Portland Alma
told me that she had an engagement to
go to the City Park with a Mr. Edwards,
and she asked me to go along. I refused
at first, but when she told me that she
and Mr. Edwards would call for me at
my room I said I would go.
"We went to the Park and stayed
awhile. I left Alma and Mr. Edwards sit
ting overlooking the bear pit. When I
left I told here I would call on her
the next morning. While I was there I
made arrangements with her to go to
Vancouver the next day, which was Tues
day. License but No Marriage.
"It was while we were at Vancouver
that we got the marriage license that
was produced at the trial. Alma and I
were never married. We never sustained
the relationship of man and wife. We
never considered ourselves man and wife."
It was at Vancouver that Williams left
Alma. After getting this far along ia
his statement he broke off. into a different
tale. It was a story about an aged friend
in the East, upon whose death in case he,
Williams, had a wife, JSOOO was to .go to
Mrs. Williams. If this aged person died
before there was a Mrs. Williams, this
530CO was to be divided between two of
this wemaa's children.
Williams' romaatlc mind was running
riot at this tuae, and he- stated that upon
the advice ot an attorney he had obtained
this marriage license for himself .and
Alma. He said that it was the under
staadiBg'. that this i"sarriag -license .was
to hive been ptaced in a safety deposit
Uyault aaeUkect theie uatll 1Mb Rosaa
l Norman Williams. f
died, and when she had passed away, in
case -there was any question this mar
riage license was to be produced;.
Theft the Tale Ceased.
This was as far as Williams got in his
so-called statement. Some Ideological
warning came, something tijat told him
that those who were listening Xb him did
.not believe him, and he broke off sudden
ly, declaring that he would finish his
story tonight. He did not finish when I
called on him at the jail and gave him a
typewritten copy of the statement he had
made; he began to hedge and find fault
with some of the details he had given.
During the half-hour's talk, the conver
sation ranged over much ground, and
when Williams was finally confronted
with a point-blank question as to what
nad become of Alma and her mother, he
said: "I'll not make any statement," and
a few seconds after he rose from his chair.
This was a signal for his retirement to
Full of Contradictions.
Norman Williams Is a human contra
diction. On first appearance he would
strike you as a man who was cruelly
wronged. Closer study dispels this
thought. His face, with its jail pallor, is
Hre$g, and yet not well filled out;-There
iSyaomfl f M g 'lacking; ' His dress was
Vte shict.hat. Was soiled frqnx mucb-f
jgar. x nis gave ms necK ana svuexui i
contour oi nis ia.ee a scrawny iook. .
His eyes, the things tlwhich tell most
of the man, were sunk, and baffling. They
never gave out an expression that was
quite the same. They are eyes that speak
the truth and untruth with each flitting
glance The expression of his face and
his eyes masks the soul with countless
guises. One moment you think him wise
and tho next foolish in his attempt at
Influence Over AVomen.
Williams is a man who can brood and
be helpless, can sparkle with madness
and can be purring and servile, all in a
breath. He is the kind of a man that
can dominate a certain class of women.
This the letters he has received since he
has been In jail shows letters that say
that the writer believes in his Innocence
and yet bogs'lilm to tell what has become
of Alma and her mother.
In short, the prisoner is a human conun
drum, which" perhaps only the gallow3
will solve. One thing Is sure, Norman
Williams is not making a confession at
this time. When the Supreme Court will
have decided that h Is to have a rehear
ing or die, he might tell what became of
Alma Nesbitt and her mother, if he
knows. Right now he Is too like a fox to
Tale Is Disbelieved.
HOOD RIVER. Or., May 23.-(Special.
People hero cannot believe the story pub
lished this morning from The Dalles that
a band of organized criminals cxls$ in
the Upper Hood River Valley.
"It Is an unthinkable tale," said Dr.
F. M. Shaw, who lived for two years In
the Mount Hood settlement, "and a re
flection on the good name of the com
munity." . Che whole thing is prepostcrioug." said
II. S. Richmond, a merchant who resided
at Mount Hood for ten years. There have
been many expressions of indignation at
the publication of the story.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
Fortland and Vicinity. ,
Rumelln jury disagrees and is discharged.
Bweeny. of Spokane, makes -big realty In
vestment In Portland. Page 11.
Big crowd will attend the opening of the
portage road. Page 14.
Lane opens his campaign for the Mayor
alty. Page 10.
Poolselllng at Livingston race meet subject
of dispute. Page 11.
Programme for the opening day at "the Fair
is announced. Page 14.
Portland can handle all the crowda which
may come to the Exposition. Page 1.
Mayor issues call for Council to meet to
pass upon the initiative petition against
saloons near the Fair Grounds. Page 16.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon wheat crop in satisfactory condition.
Carload of California strawberries due today.
Boston wool market continues to strengthen.
Squeeze of barley shorts at San Francisco.
Buying movement In New Tork stocks.
Chicago wheat up on damage reports. Paga
Portland the only Coast port where no ships
have long been Idle. Page 5.
Astoriaas signing petition for return ot dredge
Chinook to the bar. Page 5.
The War. in thenar Kat.
Japanese cut railroad, and isolate yjadlvos-tpk,
Page 3. "
Togo's fleet lies off Corean coast. Page 2- ,
Mwt discredit jeport of RoJeftvenWri
death. -Paaa 3. "" s'
Insane Rasaian prisoners taftts from Port
Arthur. Page 3. i
European powers may Intervene to stop Cretan
rebellion. Page S.
Cuban nomination for President. Page 3.
Englishmen on trial for obtaining passports
for Russian terrorists. Page 5.
Gang ot hidden treasure swindlers captured at
Madrid. Pag 1.
Assassin of Grand Duke Sergius executed.
Senate- committee completes railroad inquiry.
Government position toward Yakima irriga
tion. Page 4. -
Fulton's candidate for receiver at Roscburg.
Mayor ot Philadelphia, opena war'on Republi
can machine. Page 1.
Ambassador Held speaks on American foreign
policy. Page 5.
Negotiations to end Chicago strike fall: strike
-will spread and troops be called out.
Sentence on Tax Collector, Smith. ' Page 6.
Goldflelda banlc gutted and officers arreated.
Trust company in New Tork closed. Page 7.
Cambcrland Presbyterians vote for union.
Wealthy man suspected of murdering noted
Illinolfl DoUticlan. Page, 3.
Search for well-known Portland man who is
ateatog. Page 1.
Norman "Williams, murderer, tells trembling
tale ot his relations with Alma Nesbitt.
Oregon State Grange opens three-day session
at Forest Grove. Page 8.
Sefcoof la Southern Oregon- counties will
be sold to highest bidder. . Page 8.
Highbinder plot against wealth? Chinese
"wWew. is fotte4 at Seattle. Page 6. ,
BeHtoflfean zxrtlce Invoke spirits to aid is
detect a aurderer- Page 6
FOR TIE CROWDS
Mayor Williams and President
Goode Issue Statement as
RATES NOT EXORBITANT
Officials Hake Thorough Invcstiga-v
tlon and Find There Is Sufficient
Housing: for All That
Portia. ffT-i'-Tfca (1 ro r- or.. l'.
all who come tofie Lewis ,and Clark Ex
position, is the declaration ot Mayor "Will
iams and" .Exposition President M. "SV.
Goode, In a circular statement ixm-int
terday morning at the Fair grounds. '-Cfter
a inorougn canvass of tho cxty and it n-
teriaimng lacilitles these two ofiKials
take a positive stand and n!pri:rf thm.
selves that the City of Roses Is also the
city or Hospitality, and that the ExposW
tlon will not be made an occasion where
upon to chanre exorbitant nriees to i.
itors for all accommodations received.
Ihe circular, as Issued yesterday, is con
cise and to the oolnt. It sets nut that
there are plenty of hotel accommodations
and plenty of cafes, all at moderate
prices: tnat .Portland, in fact, has more
boardlntr-houses than anv nthpr ritv nf
simile r size in the United States: that
more Unit 7000 rooms are available in pri
vate homes. The circular follows:
Portland. Or.. May 23, 1005.
In view of the fact that tho attendance at
the Lewis and Clark Centennial reposition,
promisee to exceed all early estimates, we ta.Y.
pleasure in giving the following information
concerning Portland's ability to accommodate
large numbers of people:
Portland Is well-known as a city where the
cost of living has always been moderate. It
draws its food supplies from nearby points and
there can be no Justification for high prices.
The best testimonial that can be paid to It is
that it has many times in the- past entertained
national conventions ot considerable size and
has never been known to take advantage ot lta
gueats by increasing living expenses.
In anticipation of large attendance at the
Exposition, Portland has made abundant prep
aration to care for its visitors. Besides the
forty permanent hotels of the city, there have'
been made available a score or more ot tem
porary hotels of substantial construction. Ac
commodations to suit the tastes and means of
any person may be obtained at any of these
' Portland has wore' regular 'boarding' houeea
and lodging houses' than any other city of lis
slse in the "West and within tho past year
number of such houses have been birtKC Sr
parts of the city are cafes and restaaraaU it
all grades, from tho most elegant of apf ste
ment to the cheap lunch counter. Is general,
Portland's facilities In the line of s.ccmbjro
dations are such as may be found in any
cosmopolitan city in the United States.
An immense hotel of substantial construc
tlqn. Inside . the Exposition grounds, has SS?
guest rooms, and a capacity of 1200 guests.
The rates, which are graded according to the
size and location of the roam, are- fixed by
contract "with the Exposition company and
cannot be exceeded.
In addition to the public facilities above re
ferred to, upward of 700tf rooms in private
homes have been made available for Exposi
tion visitors. All theso rooms are reached by
electric street railway service and the fare
to the Exposition grounds from any point in
the city is five cents.
One of the main objects of the Centennial
Exposition is the exploitation of the Pacific
Coast States with a view to encourajrintr set
tlement and the development of industry.
Portland realizes that this purpose might be
defeated if its guests this Summer are not
properly cared for. It has therefore provided
ample accommodations and will take special
pride in seeing that every visitor returns home
with a feeling that he has been fairly treated.
GEORGE H. "WILLIAMS,
Mayor of Portland.
H. "W. GOODE.
President Lewis and Clark
TRA1NL0AD FROM OMAHA
Business 3Ien AVI11 Visit Fair and
All Cities on Journey.
OMAHA. Neb., May M.--Sfecfcii.T-Oraaha
business men will ja&ke a. twe
.weeks excureiorrfd-rhfi Jiorthwest, cww- .
mcrrcinsr JtibflVll. They wilt travel ia a V
spedaPTraln of Pullman cars, wltfe
diner. Portland Is the objective
and two days will be passed there view
the Exposition. Stops of two hours or
longer will be made at all the larger cit
ies on the line of route, including Ogden,
Salt Lake, Boise, Tacoma. Seattle, Rutte
and Helena. Representatives of big job-
bing houses and the banks, as well as a
number of professional men, will make
up the party.
Cordial communications have been re
ceived from the commercial clubs" of a
number of places expressing a desire to
entertain the Omaha boomers. The ob
ject of the trip Is to form a closer ac
quaintance with the business men of the
great Northwest and to learn lt3 require
ments with a view to the extension erf
Omaha business connections.
WILL SELL RIPE TIMBER
Decisive Step in Carrying Out Forest
"WASHINGTON, May 23. The Bureau
of Forestry of the Department of Agrf
culture has issued a circular announc
ing that the mature timber of the Na-.
tlonal forest reserves is to be offered
for sale. The supervisor of each, forest
Is authorized to receive requests for'
the right to cut timber.
DROWNS THREE CHILDREN
Texas Woman Then Sinks Herself ia
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Tex., May 23..
Mrs. TIpeanVlers drowned herself an
three children Jn a creefc sear, her
horn today. The tragedy, it is satf,
was the result of domestic troubles: