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VOL. XLV. SO. 13,872.
PORTLAND, OEEGON, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1905.
PRICE FIVE GENTS.
Rumor at Manila That Jap
anese Fleet Has Suf
. fered Defeat.
LAND BATTLE NEAR AT HAND
Llnlevltch "Will Attack, but Oyania
Is Heady He Demands Recall
of Kuropatkin Admiralty
max UiAf May 24. 'I'll pre in a a uncea
firmed rumor here that the Runnlaa nod
Japanese fleet have met south of For
inona and that the Japanese were de
feated. Demand Kuropatkln's Recall.
LOXDOX, Slay 23. The St. l'etera
burjc correspondent of the Times nay
that General Llnlevltch ban demanded
the recall of General Kuropatkin.
RUSSIAN' FLEET IS SIGHTED
' Off Batancs Islands, Midway Be
tween Luzon and Formosa.
MANILA, May 23. Official advices have
been received from. VIgan that on May
0 over 50 war vessels w ere Righted off the
cast coast of the Batancs Islands, sailing
In a northeasterly direction. It Is sup
posed that the vessels were Russian.
(The Batanes Islands arc about half-way
between Luzon and Formosa.)
FLEET STEALING NORTHWARD
Rojcstveiibky Fights Sliy or Islands
X,cst He Be Torpedoed.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 24. (11 P. M.)
Jn naval circles It is now generally as
sumed that Vice-Admiral Rojcstvensky's
squadrons are in the Pacific, steaming
northward and giving the Pescadores.
Formosa and the Luchu Islands a wide
berth in order to minimize the danger of
a concentrated torpedo attack under cover
of these islands and to force Vicc-Admlral
Togo, should he elect to accept "battle, to
m-ot him in the open.
VI Idem that tbu Russian Admiral will
attempt to force a passage of the Corcan
Straits lias been abandoned. Both the
Pcrousc Strait, between the Islands of
Hokkaido and Sakhalin and the Tsugaru
Straits, between the Islands ot Hokkaido
and Hondo, were reconnoltercd by the
cruisers and destroyers at Vladivostok
and the result communicated to Admiral
Rojcstvensky before he left the coast of
GREAT BATTLE IS DUE SOON
liinievitcli Tries to Take Offensive,
but Oyama Is Ready.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 21.-01 P. M.)
The news from the front continues to
point to the proximity of fighting on a
largo scale. Ueutenant-General Linie
ltih sent Lieutcnant-Gencral Rcnncn
kampffs 7ossacks on a daring expedition
around Field Marshal Oyama's left. Rcn
nrnkampff succeeded In getting to the
rear of the Japanese, but he lald dearly,
his Cossacks being badly cut up.
Many -believe that General Llnlevltch is
trlng to take the offensive out of Mar
shal Oyama's hands. The latter has made
all preparations against the possible In
terruption of his communications, and the
cessation of transport service from Jap
anese ports. All reinforcements availa
ble and immense quantities of provisions
and 'munitions of war have been landed at
l'lnkow and Dalny since Vice-Admiral
Rojestvensky appeared in the Straits of
Newspaper correspondents at the front
arc prevented by the censor from tele
graphing any Intelligent view of the situ
ation, and this has always been the pre
cursor of Important developments. Gen
eral Llnlevltch has taken far greater pre
cautions than did General Kuropatkin to
preent his plans leaking out.
ROJESTVENSKY IN DISGRACE
'Admiralty Uses Birilcfr to Knock
Him, Angering: People.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 24.-According
to the Admiralty, Admiral BIrilcff is
merely to replace Admiral Skrydloff in
command of the military and naval forces
at Vladivostok. Private reliable informa
tion, however, says that Rojestvensky
has been seriously ill for two weeks and
unable to command his fleet. His differ
ences with St. Petersburg on strategic
policy also make his retention in the su
premo command Impossible.
It is asserted that official laudation of
Admiral BIrilcff and the fact that so
much has been made of his 'having fitted
out three squadrons for tho Far East in
dicate that the Czar has decided on an
All this is having a depressing effect on
the Interior. Tho people have been accus
tomed to look on Rojestvensky as a
savior, and resent his being made to
share Kuropatkin's fate. The conse
quence is that the whole country is again
clamoring for peace.
BOTH. ARMIES MAKE ADVANCE
Russians Seize Villages and Cause
CHANCHAVADZE, Manchuria, May 25:
The Japanese . commenced an advance
near Shahedze. At the same time "the.
Russians advanced and seized the villages
of Shachzou and Syaosichzbou, In the
center, the Japanese retiring to the fur
ther banks of the Kooche and Gortz Riv
ers. There has been no serious fighting yet
The Russians are making daily recon-noissances.
MXULDAGH ROASTS JAPANESE
Says They Ignored While Flag and
Abused Russian Prisoners.
SAIGON. French Indo-China. This com
munity is profoundly Impressed by an
article written by Francis McCuilagh, cor
respondent of the New .York Herald, and
published by the Saigon Journal. The
correspondent severely criticizes the atti
tude of Japan after the battle of Tie
Pass. He says that the Mikado's troops
continued firing, long after the Russians
had displayed the white flag.
He also states that after the battle
of Mukden 3000 Russian prisoners were
herded like cattle in an incloswre near
Lioa Tang without shelter from sun or
rain and without covering of any kind.
McCuilagh gives a graphic picture of the
miseries endured by the Russians and
says that they were exposed to the Jeers
and insults of the Japanese and Chinese.
The correspondent also scores Kuropat
kin for his serious errors of general
ship and condemns the policy of England,
particularly Its alliance with Japan, as
blind to the Interests of the white race.
BRAVE COSSACKS MAKE RAID
They Kill and Capture Red Cross
3Ien and Destroy Hospital.
CHICAGO. May 24.-(SpecIaI.)-The
Daily News staff correspondent, cabling
from Fusan today, says:
General MIstchenko's Cossacks, to the
number of 50 squadrons, making a wide
detour around the Japanese lines on May
21, attacked a field hospital. The Cos
sacks killed five attendants and captured
50, ignoring the fact that they wore the
red cross. Then they destroyed the hos
pital and hospital supplies and withdrew.
A Cossack regiment numbering 1000 also
appeared in a village 20 miles southeast
of the Japanese lines.
VLADIVOSTOK NOT CUT OFF
Russia Denies That Japanese Have
ST. PETERSBURG, May 24. The au
thorities here have no confirmation of
the report from Toklo to the London
Daily Telegraph, to the effect that the
Japanese have cut the railroad to Vlad
ivostok and Isolated that fortress. The
director of telegraphs informed the As
sociated Press today that there are
two lines tc Vladivostok, one direct
by way of Kabarovsk, Siberia, anj the
other via Harbin. The former is work
ing", and no Interruption .of the latter
had been reported this morning from
Harbin, wher messages are constant
ly arriving. Inquiries on the subject
have been dispatched to Harbin.
The War Office has no news of the
railroad being cut, and the Idea that
the fortress is cut off on the land side
is regarded as absurd, though it is al
ways possible that a small raiding
party might reach the railroad and
temporarily damage it. It is consid
ered impossible, however, that a Jap
anese force of sufficient strength to
hold the railroad could have passed
through the Russian skirmish lines,
which keep in touch for the entire dis
tance between General LInievltch's
army and the division along the Tu
Later in the day replies were re
ceived from Harbin, saying that both
the railroad and the telegraph lines
to Vladivostok were working, and the
Associated Press was authorized to
iteny the report of the fortress isola
tion. WATCH ONE ANOTHER CLOSELY
Both Armies Ready to Fight Rus
slnn Raid Repulsed.
GUNSHU PASS. Manchuria, May 24.
The situation is very tense, and the
rival commanders arc -watching- each
other like hawks. Field Marshal Oya
ma has made no decisive move. Lieu-teriant-General
ever, made a bold reconnaissance at
the cost of several hundred casualties,
but the correspondent of the Associated
Press was not allowed to telegraph the
results obtained. It is possible that
if was RennenkampfTs cavalry whicn
penetrated southwest of Fakoman.
A dispatch from Toklo, May 22, said:
"A body of the enemy's cavalry dis
mounted, attacked Tangshed, on the
right bank of Llao River, 33 miles
soutwest of Fakoman, on morning of
May 20. After an engagement lasting
two hours, the enemy retreated In dis
order toward the southwest, abandon
ing 300 killed or wounded."
RUSSIAN ATTACKS BEATEN.
Japnn Reports Several Abortive Cav
TOKIO. May 24.-(10:l5 A. M.) Imperial
army headquarters made tbe following
"On the afternoon of May 21,. a bat
talion of Russian Infantry and six squad
rons of cavalry, attacked the northern
Height at Chlnyangpao. ten miles north
of Wcsyuanpaomen, but were repulsed.
"On the morning of May 22, a battalion
of Russian infantry and three troops of
cav&lry advanced along the Kirin-Taolu
roads towards Chienchientzu. and one
company of Infantry gained the western
heights near the village, but were re
pulsed. "The Russian cavalry on the right bank
of the Llao River commenced a retreat
on the morning- of May 22 and at 5
o'clock in the afternoon the. enemy had
reached a point south of Talun, which
lies 17 miles west of Fakumen.
"With the exception of small collis
ions, there Is otherwise no change in the
DENIES COTTON IS CONTRABAND
Britain May Renew Protest Against
LONDON, May 24. The decision of
the Russian Superior Admiralty Court
In the appeal cf the case of the cap
tured British steamer Calchas, hold
ing that the cotton on board the ves
sel was contraband, is receiving tho
attention of the British Government.
The matter was brought up in the
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States Policy of Administration
at Ohio Republican
POLICY ON RAILROAD RATES
He Says Alternative Is Regulation or
Government Ownership Tariff
Must Be Revised Uses of
the Big Stick.
COLUMBUS. O.. May 24. Although the
opening session of the Republican State
Convention was of a very routine char
acter, consisting chiefly of the announce
ment of the-committees and state com
mitteemen whom the district delegations
had chosen earlier in the day, the fact
that the Secretary of War, W. H. Taft.
temporary chairman, was to make his
debut in his native state as a convention
orator drew a large and very attentive
audience. His appearance In the hall
was the signal for applause and, when he
was Introduced as the presiding officer,
the applause was long continued. During
the reading of his speech, hearty ap
plause was- given to the mention of Presi
dent Roosevelt and of the President's
actions or policy, while occasionally a
turn of expression caught the fancy of
the crowd and brought out cheers. Mr.
Taft spoke as follows:
Secretary Taft's Speech.
Fellow-Republicans ot Ohio:
I congratulate you on the prosperous po
litical calm In which you meet. The tre
mendous victory of last Fall so stunned -our
ancient enemy, the Democratic party, that
as a party It Is hardly even now showing
signs ot life. When a President like Theo
dore Roosevelt, a consistent and orthodox
Republican, Is welcomed with bursts ot En
thusiasm and admiration In Texas and In
the Democratic club of Chicago, we may
well liken the present to the era of political
good feeling which prevailed early In the
The secretary rapidly sketched the at
titude of tho Republican party on the
currency question since 1S95, referred to
the Spanish war and its results and then
In tbe campaign of 1004 the Democratic
managers Ignored the fact that tbe party
ever had been In favor of free sliver, and
f-ought to make the -cholceioffssue "the per
sonality of Theodore Roosevelt. Agllntt
him they charged imperialism, militarism,
usurpation of power, violations ot the Con
stitution, a dangerous foreign policy of In
termeddling, and an attempt to introduce
a personal government.
This, the secretary said, brought in re
view the action of the President in various
matters which he pointed out. notably
the recognition of the Republic of Pana
ma, the settlement of the anthracite coal
strike, the bringing of the Northern Se
curities suit and his Philippine policy.
It made manifest the consistent attitude
of Mr. Roosevelt In that he was neither
plutocrat nor "mobocrat."
Democracy in Despondency.
The managers of the Democratic party In
the last campaign had begun as friends of
certain Wall-street Interests, but as the cam
palgn shaped Itself even the kings of the
street refused to put their money on a
"'beaten horse" and withdrew from the con
test, leaving tho poor Democratic leaders
wallowing in the "slough of despondency"
Into which their pusillanimous course had
Secretary Taft then referred to the
Democratic charges of corruption against
the President and to chairman of the Re
publican National Committeeman and to
the "outburst of indignant denial" from
the President which tho secretary said
should serve as a lesson to those tempt
ed to calumny at a campaign's end. He
It Is not true that we Republicans, merely
by past success, can keep the responsibility
ot working other great questions as to the
solution of which all Republicans do not
yet seem to be In full accord.
Regulation of Railroad Itale.
The secretary said that the Interstate
commerce law had accomplished much,
but that inequality and injustice re
mained. Discussing the proposed reme
dial bill as It passed the House of Rep
resentatives, the secretary' said:
Attempts to give more power to the Rail
road Commission, so that Its organization
shall be effective until set aside by Judicial
hearing. It does sot as yet provide for a
general fixing of a table of rates by the
commission, but only calls for the fixing of
a maximum rate upon complaint of shippers,
with specific Instances ot Injustice. It
seems a moderate measure, calculated, to
give the added power to tho commission nec
essary In remedying specific wrongs In rates,
without creating an all-powerful tribunal
which shall In advance take away from rail
ways the power of ratemaking and of elas
tlcally responding to varying conditions. It
will not thus paralyze individual effort In
meeting the changing demands of trade.
We can certainly trust our lawgivers to re
spond to the popular demand to regulate the
railways so far as they ought to be regu
lated, without Interfering wltlf that control
over their own property and with that mo
tive tor efficiency and economic manage
ment which are still required to make suc
cessful the enormous business of rail
way transportation In America. This ques
tion must he settled by the Republicans.
The Republican party by Us enemies Is
falsely charged with being a party ot the
corporations and a party of the wealthy. The
history ot Its sacrifices in favor ot human
rights, and of its contests for individualism
against socialism Is a triumphant refutation
of the charge. Mr. Bryan represents an
element of the Democratic party that is has
tening as rapidly as possible toward a doc
trine in which vested Interests are little re
garded. He is now formulating a doctrine
in favor of the Government ownership of
commercial railroads, to which he hopes to
lead his party. Against this proposition I
feel confident the Republican party will al
ways set It face like flint. I only refer to
it as Mr. Bryan's remedy for the abuses
of which it is said the railroad companies
arc guilty, and as an additional reason why,
it such abuses exist, as in some -measure
we know they do, we should take all rea
sonable steps to remedy them In the direc
tion of an Increased and effective power of
governmental supervision nd 'regulation. In
order to meet the argument that Govern
ment ownership Is the only cure.
Ifow to Meet the Deficit.
Secretary Taft discussed the deficit lri
the revenues and said the Republicans
must provide a suitable means of avoid
ing a real and parmanent shortage of
cash if next year witnesses a repetition
of the deficit. In this connection ho said:
It may be that Congress will succeed in
cutting down here and there so as to re
duce the deficit, but the experience of this
last session. In which the greatest effort to
economize was made, gives little hope that,
it the revenues continue at the same figure
as last year, the appropriations may be cut
down to a point where no deficit would exist.
Are the people In favor of cutting down the
Naval or Army estimate? I think I hear
"No" from one end of the country to the
other.- Certainly the Democratic party heard
that "No" in no uncertain terms.
Shall we cut down the pensions? No party
has the hardihood to suggest that.
There remain two- alternatives, either to
Impose additional internal taxes or to re
adjust and revise the tariff. We have re-
pealed the war taxes, which afforded a large
revenue, and the eight years of the present
Dlnglcy tariff have seen in this country a
prosperity never before witnessed In the
civilized world. If the deficit continues In
serious amount, then In one way or the ojber
clther our taxation on Imports or ourVn
tcrnal revenue system must be changed to
meet the shortage, with every effort to cause
the minimum of business disturbance.
A Congress of the United States has been
elected which will meet regularly the first
of December, possibly earlier, by the call' of
the President, before which the Issue of the
regulation of railroad rates and the method
'of meeting the deficit must come for decis
ion. In the solution of these questions, we
can be certain that Ohio, represented by
Senator Foraker, one of the ablest debaters
and Republican champions In the Senate,
and by Senator Dick, who, though a war
horse in Ohio politics, has still his spurs to
win In that body, and by an experienced and
able delegation in the House, led by those
veterans and accomplished statesmen. Gen
eral Grosvenor. of Athens, and Congressman
Burton, ot Cleveland, will supply her part
in bringing about a ulse result.
Duties Due to Men roe ism.
Mr. Roosevelt has Insisted that the United
Stales bear Its part in the settlement ot
those questions between the nations in' which
by reason of that guardianship- which we
maintain over this hemisphere, under the
Monroe doctrine, we have always claimed, a
right to be heard, and In those new ques
tions, arising In the far Orient in respect to
which, by reason of our ownership ot the
Philippines and our Immense and growing
trade with China and Japan, we may prop
erly claim a hearing.
Nearly at our doors. In the Caribbean Sea.
In the control of which we necessarily have
an anxious Interest, Is one government,
weakened by revolution and insurrection,
tottering to fall. Burdened by a debt whose
face value Is' far beyond the means ot the
country to pay. It has turned to the United
States for assistance In settlement with cred
itors. Assuring the world and the state of
San Domingo that the United States has no
selfish purpose of aggrandizement in Inter
fering, the President concluded a treaty by
which. If ratified. San Domingo will go into
the hands of the United States as a receiver.
The treaty was not confirmed at tbe last
session of the Senate because there were not
enough Republicans present to do so. As all
of the powers of Europe acquiesce in approv
ing it. It seems certain that its provisions
are so equitable and Its necessity so great
that at the 'next session of the Senate it
will be confirmed.
Some difference of opinion appears as. to
the extent of the Monroe doctrine. -The
President insists- that .f:i United States
is to become responsible to'Xurope for the
good .conduct of the governments of Central
and South America, then It must be. heard
by those governments when It demands that
they put their houses in order and so avoid
the Just complaints of European powers.
The Monroe doctrine is difficult to main
tain at all. even as It is, and it we assert, as
we do. we should accept the obligations that
follow the assertion of the right.
Secretary Taft said that never before
has the influence of the United States for
good been greater than today, because it
is known that with a navy of considerable
proportions, should it unfortunately be
engaged In such a conflict, it l3 ready to
protect itself. He continued:
Meaning or Big Stick.
People are prone to say that a large Navy
induces bravado, pugnacity, and a reckless
ness of peace. In one of the South American
republics we are at present engaged in at
tempting to rescue the property ot Amer
ican citizens from what Is said to be an un
just confiscation by the .sovereign under col
or of Judicial sanction. We bave asked for
arbitration and It has been refuted, and we
are waiting now only upon Congress before
submitting the facts to it for its considera
tion. Meantime we are exercising toward
this republic till the forbearance that is duej
a weaxer nation. Ana so it is the gen
eral policy of Theodore Roosevelt, that while
he insists upon carrying a' "big stick," he
does In fact speak softly and exercise a de
gree ot forbearance that the confidence of
strength and a righteous purpose Justifies.
At present the tariff against the Philip
pines is 75 per cent of the present DIngley
tariff, and under this practically no Imports
reach the United States frcm . the Philip
pines. The friends of tht Philippines look
forward to the coming session of Congress
with confidence that a measure of Justice
will be meted out to the Islands. We shall
hold the Philippines, certainly for a gen
eration, probably for several generations. In
our effort to lead tbe people on to educa
tion and prosperity and a knowledge of self
government, and during the time we must
take these Islands to our bosoms, so to
speak, and give them the advantages of a
member of our family. This benefit never
can exist as long as we maintain a high
tariff wall between us and the Islands. '
Secretary Taft then discussed tho Ohio
state Issues, praising Governor Herrlck
defending the Ohio liquor law and con
cluding by urging- the nomination of can
didates of high character..
Adjournment was then taken until 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Platform Will Indorse Roosevelt.
The committee on resolutions met after
the adjournment of the convention, se
lected Senator Dick as chairman and
listened to the reading of the draft of
the platform, which indorsed President
Roosevelt and his policies. A slightly
modified railroad plank was understood to
be acceptable tj Mr. Taft as the person
having closest knowledge of the views of
tho President. A most emphatic Indorse
ment of Governor Herrlck's administra
tion is said to be assured.
Tonight for an hour and a halfthe ex
ecutive offices were tho scene ot a gen
eral reception to Secretary Taft and Sen
The new Stitc Central Committee met
and perfected Its ; organization by re
electing Chairman Gould, of Wellston, and
Secretary Walter F. Brown, of Toledo.
Mr. Taft will; preside over the remaining
deliberations of the convention.
"Will Renominate Herrlck.
It was definitely announced that, owing
to the meeting of the Senate instcrstate
committee, and because of his health.
Senator Foraker had given up his inten
tion to be present during the convention.
Governor- Herflck, Justice of" the Su-
CCcaditfed etcF'age 4.)
General Suspension of Chicago
Lumber and Wood-Working
MORE POLICE CALLED OUT
Hauling of Lumber Stops Till Pro
tection Is Provided Al I Build
ing May Be Stopped Strike
Leaders May Go to Jail.
CHICAGO, May 24. Final rejection of
union demands, especially those of
the express-drivers, was officially an
nounced today by the employers. They de
manded practically unconditional sur
render. Neither side In the strike made
a direct step toward peace and each was
apparently waiting the next move of its
opponent. The employers sent their
goods all over the city under police pro
tection without encountering violence.
There was one peace effort today, and
it wa3 enveloped- In mystery. It was
said that "a prominent business man"
was .making efforts to Induce the man
agers of the express companies to make
terms satisfactory to the striking driv
ers, and that he had promised them
"good news." Nothing came of the at
tempt, however, and there was no good
news tonight for either side.
Lumber-Yards al Standstill.
The strike in the lumber district spread
today with great rapidity, and all busi
ness of that kind is at a standstill. Some
lumber yards are still In operation, but
their volume of business Is so small as to
amount to practically nothing. A number
of planing mills and sash and door fac
tories were compelled to shorten oper
ations today, and by Friday at least will
be compelled to close entirely. If the sup
ply of lumber Is not largely Increased.
The lumber yards made little effort to
transact business today and were waiting
for drivers to be sent them by the Em
ployers' Teaming Company. A number ot
these, it is expected, will be at work to
morrow and business will be resumed, in
a small degree at least.
One cause for the lack of energy on the
part of the employers In the lumber dls
rct todey wasthat the city was not
able to afford them police protection.
Mayor Dunner provided against this con
tingency tonfght by issuing a call for
1000 extra patrolmen, who will be sworn
in as rapidly as applications are filled by
sultaWe men. This will be the second
1000 extra policemen sworn in since t,he
commencement of the strike. Sheriff
Barrett today swore In several hundred
deputies, the largest number at any one
time since the beginning of the trouble.
Summoned for Contempt.
President C. P. Shea, of the Teamsters'
Union; James B. Barry, business agent of
the Express-drivers' Union; Bernard
Mulligan, president of the Express
drivers' Union, and John H. Donahue, a
member of the same union, will appear
before Judge Kohlsaat in the United
States District Court tomorrow morning.
Levj' Mayer, acting for the Employers'
Association, will ask that the men be sent
to jail on a charge of contempt of court
In refusing to answer questions before
Master In Chancer Sherman, which
questions they had previously been or
dered to answer by the court.
Tbejmen were ordered to make answer
on Tuesday, although they claim a per
sonal privilege In refusing. Today they
were asked the same questions and, when
they again refused to reply. Mr. Mayer
-announced that he would make a motion
'that they be arrested for contempt of
"While the attorneys for the plaintiff
in the injunction proceedings have
everything prepared awaiting an order
of commitment from Judge KohlsaaK
tho legal advisers of the men have been
busy and arc ready to flic writs of
habeas corpus before another federal
judge If the men are committed to jail.
'The writs of habeas corpus will, In all
probability, be heard before Judge
United States deputy marshals today
commenced serving notices on the 60
teamsters who have been cited for con
tempt ot court in violating the injunc
tion of Judge Kohlsaat prohibiting
(them from interfering- with the wagons
of the seven express companies and of
the Employers' Teaming Company. The
men are cited to show cause on May 31
at 10 o'clock why they should not be
punished for contempt.
Shea Does Xbt Fear Troops.
Relative to the prospective calling
out ot State troops, Mr. Shea said:
"Let them call their troops. That
will not alter the situation, so far as
the teamsters are concerned. The
teamsters are not Interfering with the
operations of wagons on the streets,
and neither will the strike be spread
to any great extent. "Wc are using- our
best efforts to keep It within itspresent
"It would seem to me that the busi
ness men of Chicago would not want
the soldiers here "With a lot of young
men unaccustomed to scenes- of excite
ment, armed with deadly weapons, life
will be in danger. At any rate, thou
sands of people Intending to come to
Chicago to buy" goods will be frightened
away, and the effect will be serious to
many business men. But, personally, I
have nothing: to say against the sol
Lumber Teams JTot Molested.
Initiative in tho use.' of nonunion
teamsters in the- lumber district was
taken today by the Hlnes Lumber Com
pany, which sent out SS wagons, it
was reported to the Sheriff's office? that
the wagons got away without being;
molested, but that trouble might result
before the 'wagons returned. To watch
closely and keep the Sheriff posted by
telephone Deputy Sheriffs were sent to
the lumber district and elsewhere on
the route taken. At the first extended
outbreak the Sheriff prepared to take
immediate action. That he would call
troops was not doubted.
Extra fire protection for the lumber
district was provided by Fire Marshal
Campion late this afternoon at the .re
quest of J. W. Embree. of the Ritten
house & Embree Lumber Company.
Carpenters all over the city are being
laid off. The paralysis In the building
Industries, it seemed today, would ex
tend until at least 100,000 workmen in
many trades arc out of employment for
lack of material.
Secretary E. E. Hooper, ot the Asso
ciated Wood Industries, declared that
every union teamster who struck had
been formally discharged. The lumber
dealers, he said, were following the ex
ample of the express companies. Not
one ot the lumber teamsters who
struck, he declared, will - ever be re
employed by the lumber dealers.
Members of the executive board of
the International Teamsters' Union
met today and, after some discussion,
appointed Edwin Gould, of San Fran
cisco, to be the active strike director
in case the United States Court sends
President Shea to jail." Gould is the
first vice-president of the International
SPRINGFIELD. uT, May 24. Reports
from Chicago to Governor Deneen today
indicated the situation to be so serious
that the Governor abandoned a trip to
Miners Pledged Aid to Teamsters.
SALT LAKE CITY, May 24. Resolu
tions pledging aid to the striking team
sters of Chicago were passed by the
Western Federation of Miners in na
tional convention here today. The
resolutions sot forth that the Chicago
teamsters are waging- a "heroic strug
gle on behalf of the garment-workers
of that city against the capitalist
class,'" and pledge moral and financial
aid in their struggle.
Students as Strikebreakers.
STOCKHOLM, May 24. Students of
the High Schools are cleaning: the city
streets, in place of the regular street
cleaners, who have struck for Im
proved conditions. Plenty of volun
teers seem ready to assist the munici
pal authorities, and it is said that in
the event of a continuance of the
strike, military officers and civil offi
cials intend to form a street-cleaning
brigade and take turns In attending
the sanitary necessities of Stockholm.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAT'S Generally fair weather. Slightly
higher temperature. Winds mostly north
erly. ..... .fcjfc - -
YESTERDAY' EgsMaxImum temperature -H
deg.; mlnlmiBn, 48. Precipitation, 0.01 of
The War la the Far East.
Rumored naval battle and Japanese defeat.
Llnlevltch demands Kuropatkin's recall.
Russian fleet sighted between Luzon and
Formosa. Page 1.
Rojestvensky to be humiliated by BlrllefTs
appointment. Page 1.
Frequent skirmisher in Manchuria presage
- great battle. Page 1:
Governor of Baku killed with bomb by
Armenians. Page 4.
Zeirtstvolst paper confiscated. Page 4.
Zemstvon forbidden to' discuss reforms.
Religious liberty causes wholesale desertion
of Orthodox church. Page 4.
Empress of Germany's Illness so serious that
royal wedding may be delayed Page 4.
Agreement of power with Abyssinia leaves
Germany In cold. Page 4.
British Liberals forcing Issue on fiscal ques
tion. Page 4. .
President Roosevelt may order Investigation
of Equitable Life. Page 3.
Shonta speaks on purchase ot canal supplies.
Tobacco trust official fights against giving
evidence. Page 4.
Taft defines administration policy at Ohio
convention. Page 1.
Philadelphia gas war carried Into court.
Chicago strike shuts down lumber Industry
and may stop building. Page 1.
Presbyterian assembly proposes to pension
old preachers. Page 4.
Worthlngton will manag.e Wabash terminals
at Pittsburg. Page 3.
Hill and Harriman make peace and divide
the West between them. Page 1.
Adventure cf Omaha boy who ran away to
Portland. Page 5.
Great sale of tickets to Portland Fair at
Kansas City. Page 5.
Rich New York clubman sued for breach of
promise. Page 3.
Crazed Californlan kills wife, five children
andj himself. Page 6.
Eastern holders of Oregon state land certifi
cates protest to State Attorney-GeneraL.
Oregon State Grange hears reports of com
mittees. Page 6.
Tax; Collector Smith to be scapegoat of
gambling San Francisco bankers. Page 6.
Commercial aad Marine.
Rush of strawberry season Is on. Page 13.
Firm petition of rice market. Page 13.
Advance In state brands of butter. Fage 13.
Hop trade awaiting English advices. Fage
Nine-cent jump In -corn at Chicago. Page 13.
Strong barley market at San Francisco.
Page 13. -Stock
list shows more strength. Page .-13.
Shippers awaiting effect of new Japanese
tariff on flour. Page 14.
Portland defeats Oakland, 4 to 3. Page T.
Many entries for Exposition games. Pago 7.
Pacific Coast League scores: Portland 4,
Oakland" 3; San Francisco 6, Seattle 1;
Los Angeles 2, Tacoma 1. Page 7.
Several racing yachts sighted on Atlantic
Ocean. Page .
PortUad and Vklalty.
Carpet-cleaning factory under discussion in
Municipal Court. Page 1L
Attorney C E. S. Wood asks for grand jury
investigation into charge of jury-brlblng
In Rumelln case. Page 16.
Exposition officials protest against exorbitant
rates being charged by lodging-houses.
Ground Is broken for Fraternal Temple.
Mayor Williams speaks on campaign topics
at Sellwood. Page 10.
Dr. Harry Laac addresses Democrats in Al
blna. Page 10.
Portland, man finds- long-lost -son, who ar
rives ea steamer Columbia. - Page19.
Harmony Arranged Between
Hill and Harriman Rail
road Systems. '
ST. PAUL WILL NOT EXTEND
Threat to Build Forced Hill to Con
cede Traffic Agreement' to Coast.
War in AVest Ended by
NEW YORK, May 24. (Special.) Tha
definite statement was made in Wall
street this afternoon that the papers in
a harmony agreement between the Union
Pacific and Northern Pacflc were signed
today, and hereafter the Great Northwest
and Middle West are to be divided, as
far a3 traffic is concerned, in such a way
that there will be no friction between the
Northern Securities group of roads and
the Harriman lines. The Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul has been' placated,
and the threatened 'extension to the Pa
cific Coast will not be built. It Is stated
that the recent resignation of George
Goul'd from Union Pacific; E. H. Harri
man from Northern Securities, and the
failure to re-elect the Harriman Interest
to representation on the Northern Pa
cific board, were developments in the--plans
for further peace among these In
terests. Conferences have been going on in Wall
street for several weeks. It Is said that
the Rockefeller interests did a great deal
toward bringing about harmony ana their
representatives were present at every
conference. The St. Paul road was also
a powerful peace factor. For several
years this road has been trying to get a
satisfactory traffic agreernent out Mr.
HI1L Up to this time It has failed to do
Threat Brought Hill to Terms.
About three weeks ago tho Northern
Pacific and Great Northen Railroads
were given the alternative of consenting
to a satisfactory compact or of finding
themselves threatened with a new line to
the Pacific Coast. The St. Paul Rail
road has had a force ot surveyors in the
field for months and had made tentative
financial arrangements to build a road
to the Coast. As a matter ot fact, a
definite statement was made -by high
official of the company a few weeks ago
that the extension would be built at once.
This threat, which, it is said, was
meant in all earnestness, had the desired
effect, and St. Paul Is to take an Im
portant position In traffic to the Pacific.
Xo More Fighting In West.
Late this afternoon representatives of
Morgan, Union Pacific and Harriman 'in
terests were seen. The representative of
the Union Pacific interests said:
"There will be no more fighting in the
Great Northwest and West. The various
railroads will pursue their own course,
Improving their own property and in
creasing their efficiency In their own way,
without jealousy and wtthout friction. In
other words, an Intelligent and common
sense policy is to be followed hereafter.
The decision of the United States Courts
has been accepted, as final and the prin
ciples laid down In that decision will be
followed, scrupulously by the interests
that control the great railroad systems."
NINE MEDALS FOR HEROES
Carnegie Makes Award and Donates
Money to Brockton Fund.
PITTSBURG, May 24. At a meeting to
day ot the Carnegie Hero Fund Commis
sion, the Initial awards were made. Nine
cases were acted favorably upon. Three
silver medals and six bronze medals were
awarded. Three widows whose husbands
lost their lives In the performance of acts
of heroism were cared for by the com
mission and In one case a money grant
was made to a heroine for educational
The commission made a grant of XIO.000
to the general fund for the relief of the
dependents on the victims of the Brock
ton. Mass., disaster. A total amount of
$12,500 was disbursed. Since the estab
lishment of the fund on April 15, 1304, to
May 14, .1905, 307 cases have been received.
Of these 239 have been refused as not
within the scope of the fund, 153 are
awaiting investigation and nine have been
FAIRBANKS STARTS WEST
Vice-President Coming to Open the
Lewis and Clark Fair.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 24. Vice-President
and Mrs. Fairbanks left tonight for
Chicago, where they will remain until
Saturday morning before continuing their
journey to Portland, Or., where the "Vice
President will represent President Roose
velt and deliver an address at the- open
ing of the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Mr. and Mrs.. Fairbanks will travel over
the Chicago, Burlington, & Qulncy and
Great Northern Railways from Chicago
to their destination. .
Xo Action on Hates Till Autumn.
WASHINGTON, May 24. The Senate)
Committee on Interstate Commerce to
day held an executive session and ad
journed subject to the call ot Chair
man Elkins. It is expected that the
committee will meet early in tha
Kaulbars Will Heturn Home.
ODESSA. May 24. According to advices
received here. General Kaulbars. coa
mander of the second Manchurian array,
will return to Odessa, owing to the faqt
that his health is shattered.