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PORTLAND, OREGON, SA.TURDAT, JUNE
Defense Will Cross-Ex-:
WITNESS SERENE AND CALM
Continues to Give Damaging
Evidence Against Mitchell.
FEES PAID IN MANY DEALS
Letters ,and Telegrams Show Anxiety
of the Defendant Lest Ills Name
Appear on Firm's Briefs In
Judge A- H. Tanr.er. the Government's
star witness against Senator Mitchell.
In the land fraud cases, now on trial be
fore Judge De Haven. Is In the hands
of the attorneys foi the defense. For
J1J hours the forme friend aiid busi
ness partner of the Senator lrom Ore
gon has been on th witness fctund. The
things to which he has testified, the mass
of documentary evidence to which he
has sworn as having passed between
himself and Senator Mitchell, has been
damaging to a degree to the defendant.
Today ex-Senator Thurston and Judge
Bennett will begin their determined ef
for to break down this mass of testi
mony, and especially to draw forth ad
missions tending to show that the. Sen
ator had no guilty knowledge when he
received his chare of the Arm's fees in
the Krlbs transactions.
Judge Tanner has been on the witness
stand since late Wednesday afternoon.
His poise and endurance have been lit
tle short of marvelous. In addition to
having told the Jury of his conversations
with Senator MIfchell, lie has been called
upon to acknowledge almost countless
en tries Jn the now justly famous daybook,
the receipt and sending pt over 100 let
ters and telegrams. Yesterday's proceed
ing, while thej were dcvjiJl of the
features of Thursday's startling disclos
ures, took a wider range. The witness
was called upon, nut only to acknowledge
letters, telegrams and entries In the
daybook covering the Kribs deal, but
took in the John A. Benson deal, the
services performed by the law ,flrm of
Mitchell' & Tanner for AV. E. Burke, a
land contest case which was not admit
ted, and two Chinese cases, one of which
was also ruled out by Judgo De Haven.
linrd Dny for Defendant.
To those endless letters and telegrams
there seems to be no end. So yesterday's
proceedings, like those of the 11 hours
that Judge Tanner has held the witness
chair, can .be classed as another hard
day for the defendant. "With character
istic deliberation United States District
Attorney "Heney, as soon as court was
convened, began producing letters that
had passed between the Senator and
Judge Tanner, offering them as evidence
apd reading their damaging contents. Im
movable, but yet displaying keen inter
est in every word uttered and In the
scenes going on around him. Senator
Mitchell '8 bearing up well under the
trying ordeal. Once during the afternoon
session, while ex-Senator Thurston was
absent from the room, ho took active
Interest in examining letters and tele
grams that were submitted to Attorney
Bennett, before they were read to the
Jury. Among this great collection of evi
dence offered was a pink telegram. Sen
ator Mitchell rose from his seat when
Mr Hcney handed the missive to Mr.
Bennett. He read it hurriedly, and whis
pered to his counsel. He suggested the
objection which Attorney Bennett made
as to the admission of the pink telegram,
and he settled back with a sigh of con
tent when Judge De Haven ruled the
Already there arc ''regulars" In the
courtroom. Since the trial began those
regulars have occupied the same scats.
They come early and stay late. Among
them are a number of women who-seem
to take almost as vital interest In the
dally proceedings as the defendant him
self. These "regulars" have been look
ing forward to the coming cross-exam
ination of Judge Tanner, which s.o far
as is known, will be conducted by ex-Senator
Thurston. When Mr. Hency, with
surprising suddenness, announced that
he was through with his direct examina
tion of the witness, a babel of whispered
conversation rose from the crowd. They
were settling back in anticipation of the
grueling which thoy seemed to think was
to fall to Judge Tanner's-lot. The lecal
baiting was not to come off. at least not
yesterday afternoon, for Mr. Hency an
nounced that he was tired, that he be
lieved that the court and witness was
also, and asked for an adjournment.
Court "Will Be Held Today.
Senator Mitchell's attorneys were
willing, so those who had nrlmeJ
themselves with glcerul anticipation of
seeing the witness under a rigid cruss
examinatlon, had to delay their hopes
until tais morning. When the Govern
ment had rested Its examination of
Judge Tanner, Judge De Haven, who
has shown himself tireless In conduct
ing the hearings, wanted to know
whether the attorneys were willing to
hold court today. By his actions Judge
De Haven demonstrates that he is anx
ious to have the trial of Senator)
Mitchell Jirogress with all the haste
possible. Once he suggested to Mr.
Heney that he shorten his -method of.
examination. To tale suggestion the
prosecutor, replied that It was Impos
sible, owing to the nature of the evi
dence -which he" was offering.5
During the noon recess and after
court was adjourned, lawyers and
hangers-on around the courtroom be
gan speculating as to how Judge Tan
ner will bear up under cross-examination.
Jf his demeanor during this or
deal is as perfect -as it has been during
the long hours of his direct examina
tion. Senator Mitchell's attorneys may
not be able to shake his testimony to
any material degree. That he is In
for a heavy mental and physical strain
is sure. "Ex-Senator Thursten was mer
ciless in his cross-examination of FreJ
riok A. Krlbs, and there Is no reason
to believe that - he will allow Judge
Tanner to escape unseat hod.
Seek to Discredit Tanner.
There was a hint of what the defense
would do with" the testimony that was
given by Judge Tanner, when Judge
Bennett outlined his case to the jury.
It Is clear that the lawyers for the de
fense will seek to discredit the testi
mony given by this witness This be
camo patent when Ex-Senator Thurston
rose and objected to Judge Tanner as
a competent witness, on the ground
that he was a confessed perjurer. They
will doubtless seek to show that if
Senator Mitchell did anything wrong,
it was the fault of the heart and not
of the brain, a.id because of his ex
plicit trust in his partner.
The note of extenuation for Senator
Mitchell's part In all of the transactions
credited to him was heard in Judge Ben
nett's address, and undoubtedly great
stress with be placed upon this when the
arguments arc made to the Jury.
. Throughout yesterday's proceedings
there was little In the shape of startling
disclosures, aave In the. last letter which
was read just before adjournment. This
letter was from Senator Mitchell to
Judge Tanner, and related to briefs
that were filed In the Chinese case. The
Senator In this letter showed his solici
tation, and was fearful that his name,
because the can was handled by the law
firm of Mitchell & Tannor. had appeared
in the brief. He warned Judge Tanner
not to u.c his name in the briefs sub
mitted to the Department of Commerce
and Labor In this case, and If his name
was used, to withdraw the briefs at once.
The Senator explained his reasons by
saying that as a Senator he was not per
mitted to appear before any of the de
partments as an attorney, but that, as
a, Senator, he was willing to do all in his
This letter was the second Important
favorable thing that has been offered in
Senator Mitchell's behalf slnco the trial
begaiu. The first was when Judge Tan
ner admitted that he had been frequently
cautioned by the Senator about having
his, the Senator's, name appear In 'con
nection -with matters that were to come
up before the departments. The reading
of this , letter,- by JMr. Heney seemed to
afford Senator Mitchell and a number of
his friends present and his counsel a great
mcasuro of comfort.
Wide Scope or Testimony.
It was over the question of intent and
knowledge that Judge De Haven called
for argument. The point was raised by
Ex-Senator Thurston when Mr. Heney
sought to introduce new testimony. The
case was brilliantly argued by all three
of the attorneys. Judge De Haven, after
hearing the arguments,.overrUled the ob
jection and held that the Government had
a right to Introduce new testimony which
would tend to show Senator Mitchell's
Intent and knowledge of what he was
doing when he was urging the claim of
the firm's clients before the departments.
Ex-Senator Thurston gave evidence of
being nettled by the ruling. The decision
pleased Mr. Hency. and a smile of sat
isfaction spread over his face. However,
It was not all smooth sailing for him, for
several times evidence which he sought
to Introduce was ruled out. Each time
he lost a point he would smile and renew
the attack with a greater show of per
sistency. He Is obviously the coolest and
most collected man in the courtroom.
Only once during the three days of hard
work to which he has been subjected
has he shown any pique. This came dur
ing the afternoon when he said to the
court, "We submit to Your Honor's rul
ing as gracefully as we know how."
Perhaps he Intended no sarcasm, but It
sounded like it to those who heard the
Judge Chapman. Senator Mitchell's son-in-law.
who came from Tacoma to bo
present at the opening of the trial, re
turned yesterday afternoon. He has been
a constant visitor at the trial, and Just
before it became train time, he shook
hands with the Senator. The Senator
bade him good-bye and sent a message
of love to his grandchildren.
MITCHELL SHOWED ANXIETY
Warned Tanner Not to Sign His
Name on Certain Briefs.
Documentary evidence and corroborative
testimony tending te connect the Senator
still further with the knowledge of his
illegal acts, were the features -of the
Mitchell trial yesterday. Judge Tanner
occupied the stand throughout the day
and finished his testimony at 4:30 In the
afternoon, when he was given over to the
mercies of the defense. It was decided,
however, that no startwould be made on
the cross-examination until this morning,
when Senator Thurston will see what he
can do towards tearing down the testi
mony of the former law partner of the
At the beginning of the day. Mr. Hcney
asked ths witness concerning the letter
mentioned In the letter which had been
written by Mitchell to him. but hud been
Intercepted by the Government and given
tn the rrand lurv. The witrn- ttin
that It was a letter written by him. which
had been sent to Mitchell by H. B. Miller,
who was going to AVathlngton. and that
in it be had discussed the investigations
of the grand Jury, and had told the Sen
ator that the Government had secured
possession of the checks paid by Krlbs,
and by them would be able to trace the
transactions of the firm through the bank
books, and show that the Senator had re
ceived a part -of the Krlbs money. He
had also suggested that the matter might
bo straightened out by alleging that the
receipt of the money to Mitchell had been
ttn overdraft upon his account and would
be settled at the dissolution of the firm.
The defense objected to" the Introduction
(ConUuded on Page 10.)
IN Cin OF LODZ
the Population Rises
. Against Troops.
THOUSANDS ABE ISLAIH
Bombs Thrown Among Troops
Kill Many of Them.
VITRIOL CAUSES' TORTURE
Enraged at Slaughter of Socialist
Marchers, -People Unite In Des
perate Outbreak Dead Fill
. Streets Injured Dying.
LODZ, Russian " Poland. June 21. Yes
terday. "Black Friday" In Lodz, sur
passed all the horrors of "Bed Sunday"
la St. Petersburg. "While It Is not yet
possible to ascertain the exact number of
the victims, estimates place the killed
and wounded as high as 20X
The troubles here were initiated by the
Social Democrats and Jewish Bund, who
determined to avenge their comrades
killed in the rioting on Wednesday.
Thursday the feast of Corpus Christl
passed off quietly, but during the night
workmen attacked the patrols. In this
fighting two officers and seven Cossacks
were killed. One of the latter was shot
by a girl of 13 years.
Friday was a day of terror. The city
was given up to bloodshed. Anarchy and
fierce street fighting prevailed all day.
Barricades were hurriedly constructed In
the Jewish quarter at dawn. Men
climbed to the roofs of houses, cutting
telephone and telegraph wires to use for
entanglements n the streets, while others
cut down telegraph poles and' used them
In strengthening their barricades which
already had been constructed and la
Early In the day two bombs were
thrown from the crowd 'Into the bar
racks, killing or wounding 20 soldiers.
This started the shedding of blgpd
which continued until after nightfall.
At U o'clock all the factory hands
struck and flocked Into the streets. Cos
sacks, dragoons and infantry charged the
dense, surging mobs time after time, fir
ing volley after volley Into the serried
.mass. The rioters later replied with
revolvers, while their comrades on roofs
and In windows Joined In the fusil
lade. Some dashed vitriol from points of
vantage upon the troopers In the streets
below. Tho burning fluid. drove Its vic
tims Into a frenzy and led to scenes of
a terrible character.
Fighting continued throughout the day.
and only diminished In its Intensity at
nightfall, when the city was plunged
into utter darKness. as practically all the
street lamps had been destroyed. Even
then occasional volleys and Isolated rifle
shots were heard in different quarters.
the troops having received orders to shoot
any person appearing In the streets.
The dead were carted off to the ceme
teries In military wagons, the troops
acting as undertakers. But this morning
many dead and. wounded were still lying
In the streets, and courtyards.
Terrible, Indeed. Is the plight of the
wounded, for medical aid Is unobtainable,
and they are dying for the lack thereof.
There was a renewal of the bloodshed
this morning. A regiment of dragoons
and one of infantry have been ordered
hence from Warsaw.
FIERCE STREET FIGHTING ON
Inflamed With Grog, Populace Re
sists Police Policy of Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 21. (3:15 A.
M.) According to advices received here,
the situation In Poland Is again exceed
ingly serious. Censored dispatches from
Lodz, though giving few details, indicate
that fierce street fighting was In progress
yesterday between the military and the
striking workmen, who barricaded the
thoroughfares In various quarters of the
city and offered resistance, which the
troops met with volleys.
The list of dead and wounded presum
ably is heavy, but not even an estimate
has been received here. Russian corre
spondents telegraphing that the streets
arc entirely In the hands of the military
and the mob. and that it Is unrufe to ven
ture out to obtain details.
It Is not known whether the fighting was
continued last night, but It Is feared- that
order can be restored only at heavy sac
Lods has been in a turmoil for the past
three days. The strike, which embraces
60,000 workers, appears to have lost en
tirely Its economic nature, and is now a
vast political manifestation. All forms
of public business activity have been sus
pended, the peaceful Inhabitants remain
ing indoors In fear of their lives. The
political zeal of the Inhabitants Is being
inflamed by Intoxicants from the grog
shops, which were broken Into and pil
At Warsaw a strike has commenced.
and disorders arc looked for. and the
trie! of Okerjey, who threw a bomb at a
police station on March 26. will probably
result in other bomb outrages. A man
was arrested yesterday morning armed
with a bomb, which was evidently Intend
ed to be used in court curing the trial
In the meanwhile the government has
publicly disclaimed at designs as to the
R unification of (Poland, the Committee of
Ministers. In Its deliberations on, the So
cialist question, which were published yes
terday, saying? '-
"The cosamJttse conrtders Jt absolutely
nectssarv to aatafeMsh the fact that the
Russ!ficaU6RjutfranaUocal!aatlon of the
Poles canotjywlbly He within the In
tent of the'Jtusfian government. The aim
must rather b .the. amalgamation of the
Polish govern went wth the "Russian ad
rrjnlstratlon'isd'tbe we!dlrirof the Polish
people with the general body politic of
Russia by peaceful ties, which will pre
serve Polish Individuality, culture and lan
"WILL NOT GRANT CONSTITUTION
Russian Press-Warned Not to Misin
terpret Czar's Speech.
ETT. PETERSBURG. June '23. The offi
cial Interpretation xf the Emperor's speech
to the defecation of the Zesastvolsts-and
Mayors at Feterhof June li'ls given-In the
following circular sent by the Minister of
the Interior to all the newspapers:
"The words pronounced by the Emperor
during the reception of the members of the
Zemswos and Municipalities have been
incorrectly interpreted by" a portion or
the periodical press, and several news
papers have, gone so far as to deduce
therefrom the arbitrary conclusion that
the Emperor's words lmolled an exten
sion of "the Imperial rescript of March 3
to the Minister of the Interior in the
sense of a-convocation of representatives
of the people on the basis of the existing
constitutions of the countries of West
ern Europe, whereas It was clearly shown
by the Emperor's words that the condi
tions of such a convocation were to be
based on an order of things responding
to Russia's autocratic principles and his
Majesty's wcrds contain absolutely not
the least Indication of the possibility of
modifying the fundamental laws of the
"Consequently the central administra
tion of press affairs by order of the Min
ister of the- Interior Informs all publica
tions appearing without censorship that
the Emperor's words can be published
only In the form tn which they were re
ported In the Official Messenger, without
additions or abbreviations, and in order
to prevent distortion of the significance
of the Imperial words It is found neces
sary to prohibit the publication In the
press of any kind of deduction or Inter
pretations which do not accord with the
direct and clear meaning of the Em
The Russ has been suspended upon
the recommendation of Assistant Min
ister of the Interior Trepoff. The Russ.
which enjoys an Immense circulation,
lately has been the government's most
severe critic, waging unceasingly a
war against the bureaucracy and print
ing exposure after exposure.
END OF 3LVNCHURIAN SCHEME
Czar Abolishes VIccroyalty and Far
ST. PETERSBURG. June 23. Tae
VIccroyalty of the Far East having
been abolished by the imperial ukase
of June -21, Admiral Alexieff has been
appointed a member of the Council of
the Empire, and will, continue to hold
his position t T aid-de-camp General to
the Emperor. ' ;
"The announcement of Admiral -Alex-
leffs appointment was not accompa
nied by the usual rescript of praise
and it bears all the earmarks of Im
perial disfavor. The retirement of Grand
Duke Alexis as High Admiral and of
Alexieff as viceroy of the Far East.
and the suppression of the Far Eastern
Committee in quick succession is the best
evidence that Japan could need that the
Emperor has washed his hands cf the
whola Manchurian adventure.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. OS
deg.: minimum. 63. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Cloudy and occasionally threaten
ing, winds mostly westerly.
The War to tho Far-East.
Small hope of armlitlce before peace confer
esce meets. Page 4.
Russian cruisers stopped from seizing Brit-
Uh ships. Pago 5.
Expulsion of merchant from Port Arthur
denied. Page 5.
Oyama wins several engagements. Page 3.
Negotiations in Morocco affair deadlocked.
Banquet to Ambassador Held In London.
Thousands shot In bloody riot at Lodz. Page 1.
Opposition la Sweden to separation from
Norway. Page -I.
Czar abolishes offices of Far Eastern terri
tory. Page 1.
Cabinet considers Chinese exclusion. Page 3.
New forest reserve In Idaho. Page' 1.
Philadelphia office-holder arrested again for
forgery. Page 3.
Governor Carter of Hawaii resigns. Page 5.
Law officers investigate Equitable affairs and
may prosecute officers. Pag X
Peace arranged In Chicago strike. Page 3.
Yale oarsman expelled for cribbing. Page 4.
Americas tennis champions win all matches
in England. Page
All American yachts win at Kiel regatta.
Troops may be called out to stop betting at
St. Louis. Page 4.
Giants annex another ball game. Page 7.
Whist tournament results. Page IX
New Washington Railroad Commission goes
Into session. Page Q.
Mrs. Eleanor Martin.- of San Francisco, se
cures Secretary Tax t as guest, and becomes
social leader. Page C.
Southern Pacific trains from San Francisco
to Portland crowded full. Page 4.
Bookbinders suspiciously slow about sending
In new Washington laws. Page 0.
Crippled old squaw killed near The DalleaV
possibly by her drunken daughter. Page G,
lilntrs In Cornucopia walk, long- distance to
get away from poor food. Page 6.
Commercial nod Marine.
Sale of Western Baking Company to Na
tional Biscuit company. Page 17.
Eastern egg reach local market.' Page 17.
Suggestions by Durst sa to disposing of sur
plus 1901 bops. Page 17.
Trade review are favorable. Page 17.
San Francisco Merchants Exchange officers
nominated by grain department. Page 17,
Advance la stocks checked. Page -17.
Destroyer Perry runs at rate of 41 mllea an
hour on Columbia. Page 5.
Big Oriental cargo on liner. Arabia, Page 3.
German crutseV Falke coming to Portland.
" Page 3.
Lewis sued Clark Exposltte.
Attendance." 13.673. Page 18.
Guards and. soldiers bare their heads to
. G. A. R. Teterans at the Fair. Page 14.
Seattle will hold its day today. Page 18.
Portias and Yldatty.
Tanner continues his testimony against his
former partner. Senator XltchelL Page L
Jury finds Rumells not guilty. Page IX
Portland General Electric -Company adver
tises four millions In gold bonds. Page 18.
Good Roads Convention has a session of dis
order. Page IS.
Woman horsewhips young raan sear the
main gate to the Exposition. Page 18.
Lane too coy to aasousce his apyolatees,
WILL IKE RICH
Morton Prepares to Recover
'Plunder Stolen From
MILLIONS MADE SUDDENLY
EYcrr.Man Who profited Illegally by
Dealings AVIth lEqultablo AVI II
Be Sued for the Money
r Thus Obtained.
NEW YORK. June 21. Definite state
ments are made by the Herald today that
(In addition to the proceedings which
are expected to be Inaugurated by Attorney-General
Mayer and District At
torney Jerome) Paul Morton, chairman
of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
with the full knowledge and approval of
the new owner. Thomas F. Ryan, will,
by his own Investigation of affairs, delve
deeper than either the Frlck committee
or State Superintendent of Insurance
Most serious charges against certain
very rich men are hinted at In. con
nection with this development. They
have not- heretofore flsrured promi
nently. One cf them is. says the Herald,
currently reported" to have accumu
lated JS.000.000 in a few years, while
another, an appraiser, amassed mora
than $1,000,000 In two years.
While some of theso matters were only
Indirectly connected with the society's
fairs. It is Intimated that various docu
ments arc being certified, while accounts
and occurrences will be used as a basis
for affidavits in court proceedings. Wher
ever, the Herald declares, money is found
to have been obtained by individuals on
syndicate operations, on bonuses to se
cure loans and the llke.1t Is asserted that
actions will be begun to collect the
amounts to which the society was lawfully
entitled, had nothing been diverted from
Its treasury. '
LAAA OFFICERS HOT ON TRAIL-
Jerome 3Iay Brit Criminal, Mayer
Civil, Proceedings. "
NEW YORK. June 22. The regular Sum
mer vacation of the Court of General Ses
sions will bfi suspended this year so that
the court may be available If District At
torney Jerome begins prosecution In con
nection with the affairs of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society.- This "action was
taken at the request of District Attorney
Mr. Jerome. In making his motion to
suspend tho court's vacation, said he, had
a letter from Governor "Hlggins offering
to place the evidence obtained by Superin
tendent of Insurance Hendricks at' his
disposal. Mr. Jerome added:
"It Is my desire to have that evidence,
and It Is my intention to go through It
very thoroughly I am not in a position
to know at this time whether there has
been a violation of the law. but It Is my
duty to find out.
"It is unusual for tho Governor to ad
dress a letter such as I have received to
the District Attorney, and It focuses pub
lic attention upon me. I have made ar
rangements with Justice Davey, of the
criminal branch of the Supreme Court,
and he will continue the June term of that
court through the Summer. The powers
of both courts can, If necessary, be in-,
voked. It will take me some time to learn
whether I shall need the assistance of the
AVill See Hyde Syndicate. -
Attorney-General Julius M. Mayer was
at his office today engaged In going over
the proceedings of the Equitable Society.
When asked how soon he would begin'
action against the Equitable officers scored
In the Hendricks report. Mr. Mayer re
plied: "Action will be taken as soon as It Is
physically possible, and it will not be a
matter of weeks, but of days only, before
we wtyLbe ready. Not only hove I-got to
go over the Hendricks report, but tte tes
timony which preceded that report and on
which the report Is based."
He was of the opinion tha rrperpe ac
tions would bo taken, one tor th Restitu
tion of funds wrongfully elicits, lud in
other for the debarment rrccjcd!ngs
against officers of the society. In com
menting on this phase of the situation.
Mr. Meyer said:
"This Is a novel action, and It is the
first time In the history of the State of
New York where debarment proceedings
against officials of an Insurance company
will have been taken. Under the Insur
ance law, which has never yet been put
In practice, the Attorney-General bas
power to debar officers of an Insurance
company who have been found derelict In
their duty, and this debarment hot only
precludes them- from holding positions as
ofllet-rr. but also debars them from acting
as directors not only of the company from
which- they have been debarred, but of
any other insurance company doing busi
ness within the confines of the state, and
the Attorney-Genetul is the one to- enforce
Hyde AVants It Settled.
James H. Hyde, through his counsel,
Samuel Untcrmcyer. has indicated to Mr.
Mayer his willingness to facilitate the Attorney-General's
proposed suit against
LJames II. Hyde & Associates for the re
turn or. we proms receivea oy them in
the syndicate's transactions in which the
Equitable Society was Involved. Mr. Hyde
said he was most anxious ior, an imme
diate determination of the question of the
ownership of this fund. and. if he is right,
as he believes himself to be. relieve him
by the Judgment of the court from the
criticisms that have been leveled against
him In the report of tho Superintendent,
which he regards as most unjust and as
based upon a total misapprehension of the
law and facts.
Mr. Mayer Informed Mr. Hyde that he
will avail himself of the offer to expedite
an Immediate determination in regard to
August Belmont said today that bis res
ignation as a director of the Equitable
Life .Assurance Society was forwarded to
G rover Cleveland, cb Jane li.
"I have not been notified that aay actios
has been taken oa y reinatio or tot-
ter." ho saTd; "and have not even received
an acknowledgment of the letter from Mr.
Mr. Belmont's letter to Mr. Cleveland
New Yprk. June 14. 1305. My Dear Sir;
I have been a policy-holder of the Equita
ble Life Assurance Society since 1357. I
was elected a director In 1S92, and have
served ever since, and from the years 1S32
tb U35 I served on the finance committee.
My election, however, although qualified
for directorship as a policy-holders, was
effected by the majority holders of the
stock of the company.
Inasmuch as this particular amount of
stock has -now passed into a trust of
which you are to act as trustee, with a
full understanding that you will have
complete and. unquestioned exercise of
your Judgmentdn the- selection of the di
rectors, I place my resignation -In your
hands, to use when and In what manner
you may see' fit. Yours, very truly,
REASSURES THE GERMANS.
Policy-Holders' Sleeting in Berlin
Receives Message From Morton.
BERLIN, June 23. Over 60 policy-holders
of the Equitable Life Assurance Soci
ety held a meeting here today under the
auspices of the German Fire Insurance
Protective League to discuss the meas
ures to be adopted In their interest In view
of recent events in connection with the
Equitable. Councillor of Justice Dr. Gru
endler, the Equitable'? representative In
Germany, read a cable message from
Chairman Morton assuring the German
policy-holders that the assets of, the- com
pany were intact, and that their" interests
were not endangered, and that all abuses
In the society would soon be removed.
The society's property In Germany
amounts to SS.SaO.OOO on J2O.O0O.O0O of In
The Austrian policy-holders of the Equi
table havfr asked the German League to
take care of their Interests.
NEW RESERVE IN IDAHO
FOREST IX CASSIA COUNTY", IDA
HO, SET ASIDE.
Control of Tract in Shoshone 3Iount
.alns AVill Preserve AVater and
End Range AVnr.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 23. The President has Is
sued a proclamation creating the Cas
sia forest reserve, aggregating about 326,
0C0 acres of land In Cassia Countyt Idaho.
lying Just north of the Nevada line in
the Shoshone Mountains.
This reserve was created on petition
of a number of residents, in that vicln
lty, who- wanted to conserve the waters
of certain streams rising In these moun
tains, which supply a large agricultural
range and. livestock district before reach
ing Snake River. Into which they flow.
Establishment of the range was also
found to be Important in order to Insure
a controlled use of the range and con
tribute to harmonizing the interests of
the sheep and cattlemen now using It,
between whom now exists, a bitter con
Northwest Affairs at AVashington.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 23. Major Robert K. Evans,
military secretary, is detailed as a mem
ber of the examining board at Vancouver
Barracks, vice Major John Parke, Jr.,
Fourteenth Infantry, relieved.
Oratlo L. Fisher has been appointed
regular, Ray C. Fisher, substitute, rural
carrier, route 6. at Salem, Or.
Ida A. Hanson has been appointed
Postmaster at Olema, Wash., vice S. H.
CUT UP IN AUTO WRECK
One Killed and Three Injured in
New York Smashup-
'EW YORK, June 24. One man dead.
three seriously injured and three others
cut and bruised is the result of last night's
automobile accident In Jerome avenue,
near Two Hundred and Twentieth street.
The wreck occurred before the gates of
Woodlawn Cemetery. Paul Foster, whose
skull was fractured, and who died soon
after reaching the hospital, is said to
have been a native of Boston. .
Like manv other serious motor acci
dents m and about New York recently.
this one is said to have followed the use
I' of the car without Its owner's knowledge
or permission. The chauffeur had "one
leg fractured and his right ear was al
i 303t torn off. Three other men had
croken limbs and were severely cut. Seven
persons were In the machine.
HARRIMAN MEN LEFT OUT
Have No Voice in Management of
. Burlington Lines.
CHICAGO. June 23. (Special.) It is no
ticeable in the election of Burlington di
rectors, that the Harriman interests have
been obliterated from the boards. No
name Identified with th'e Harriman sys
tem now appears on either of the Bur
lington companies. This Is simply car
rying out the policy adopted by James J.
Hill, since the Supreme Court's decision
In the Northern Securities case was
Hill has Interpreted the decision as
meaning that the same person should
not be a director on the boards of com
peting troads. Harriman interests have
been deprived apparently of representa
tion on the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern roads, and now they have been
removed from the Burlington boards.
LAWYER LAMB DISBARRED
Penalty of Bogus Suit Against North
ern Securities Merger.
NEW YORK. June 23. George Alfred
Lamb, who as attorney for Peter Power
sued to prevent the. turning over of the
Northern Pacific Railroad stock to the
Northern Securities Company, was dis
barred, by an opinion handed down today
by the Apellate Division of the Supreme
Court. Proceedings were brought against
Lamb after he had lost the suit on the
ground that Power was not genuinely a
plaintiff, but had been induced to act in
that capacity. It was alleged that neltaer
Lamb nor Power was damaged by the pro
posed transfer., and that the suit was
.Brought with an improper object in view.
m III OML
Heads of the Nation Toast
American Ambassador at'
TWO GREAT PEACEMAKERS
King Edward and President Roose
velt Coupled" by Roberts and Bal
four. "Under Title Roberts
-Coming, to 1 America. '
LONDON. June 23. Whitelaw Jleld. the
American Ambassador, who has been offi
cially received by King Edward and the
membra of the Cabinet, and entertained
socially by royalty and the leaders of Eng
lish society, made his first public appear
ance as an American Ambassador tonight
at a dinner given In his honor by' the Pil
grims' Society, of London. The gathering
included many of England's most famous
men, with a sprinkling of American resi
dents of London, all of whom gave'the
heartiest welcome to the American repre
sentative. The large banquet hall at Clar
idge's was crowded and presented a bril
liant scene. The hall was plainly but
daintily decorated with the entwined
American and British flags, huge bells of
American Beauty roses and clusters of
other flowers, while the numerous round
tables at which the company dined wero
decorated with red and pink roses and
Field Marshal Lord Roberts presided,
and several hundred guests wore present.
Lord Roberts. In proposing a toast to
King Edward and President Roosevelt,
Edward and. Roosevelt Toasted.
The first toast on this vast programme is
one which cannot but appeal to everyone In
this room. It Is that of Kinp Edward and
President Roosevelt. I thought that .on, an
occasion such as this, when we Pilgrims of
this country assembled to do honor to a
brother Pilgrim In the person of. the emi
nent gentleman who has come to this coun
try to represent America at tho court of St.
James It would be appropriate to bracket
the names of the rulers of the respective
countries, net only because they are our rul
er', but because In their persona we have
tiro of the'.greateat peacemakers of the pres
ent time. When -we reflect on the happy re
sults of King Edward's continental Journeys,
upon the friendly relations of Great Britala
with other powers and Indeed on all and
every phasn of the. Xing' srtlgn'. King Ed
wanl's success as a promoter of peace and
apod feeling stands, out pre-eminent. The
same might be said of President Roosevelt,
who even now Is 'giving the world the strong
est proof of his love of peace and" who may
be considered to be one of civilization's
I ask you all to drink to the health, long
life and prosperity of the King and of that
dlt:npulfhed American gentleman. President
Lord Roberts' reference to President
Roosevelt's effort to end the war was re
ceived with cheers.
America as a AVorld-Power.
To Premier Balfour fell the task of pro
posing the toast to the guest of the even
ing. Mr. Balfour said that the sentiments
with which they regarded the American
Ambassador were different from those
meted out to the representative of any
other power. The American Ambassador
represented, not an alien power, but a
power of whose greatness Great Britain
was proud and" whose progress Great Brlt
ain.had watched with Interest. Each suc
ceeding year made the two great heirs of
Anglo-Saxon civilization feel how much
they had In common. Whitelaw Reld's'
predecessor had Indicated that it was the
wish of America to be little entangled In
the politics of the Old World, but Mr.
Balfour . said he doubted whether that
doctrine in its extreme purity would be
much longer maintained, as It was -not
reasonable to think that some great planet
could be suddenly Introduced Into the
solar system and remain there without
having an effect on the planets with
which It associated.
This, the Premier asserted, was seen In
President Roosevelt's efforts toward
peace. In this great crisis the United
States had . the advantage of not having
been so far entangled In any of the com
plicated relations which embarrassed ths
Western European powers, but President
Roosevelt had taken the right time and
used exactly the right means of initiat
ing negotiations which every man in
Great Britain and every man In the civ
ilized world desired should end In the ter
mination ofthe war.
Ambassador Reld had an enthusiastic
reception on rising to reply, the' company
singling "America," and "He's a Jolly
Good Fellow." He sald:
Ambassador Reid's Reply.
Words fall me for proper acknowledgement
of the too kind things' you have been pleased
to say and the tco generous manner in which
they have been received. Jfor can I trust
myself to tell you how much I value the stilt
greater compliment implied In the gathering
of this extraordinary and representative
company, which .stands, as r well know, .for
so much of what both of our countries hold
In the highest honor.
I must confess that such occasions tend to
promote sober humility. I ne'er listen to
these too highly confident anticipations with
out an eager prayer that hopes so little
warranted might not be wholly disappointed.
Just as heretofore I have never received
recognition of any bit of official work with
out wondering how a generous people could
rate my work so far abovo Its real worth.
With all my heart I thank you. With all
my poor ability I shall try to do my duty. I
shall not equal my distinguished predecessor
In winning- your plaudits. What American
In. this generation can? But In one thing
he shall not surpass - me In pride alike la
the country which sends me and In .the coun
try which receives me, as well as fp the pro
found conTlctlon that what is In a. large way
tor the- real Interest of one will generally be
found in the long run to be in the real la
teerst Jf both, and that common institu
tions, character and. aspirations must make
o"ur great advances lla henceforth in parallel
It- would be less than kind. If at this date
and after all that has goae before you should
expect from me this evening-. & loag speech
on the expediency of necessity of frle41y
relations, between the two countries. What
conceivable reason la there now that the twa
great branches of the KsHtUsfe-saki; pe-
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