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PORTIA2TD, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1905.
PRIPE EIVE CENTS.
TEN JURORS VOTE
Two-Men Stubborn for
MAKE PROPOSAL FOR TRADE
"Let Williamson Off, Convict
Biggs and Gesner."
W. 0. COOK WITH MAJORITY
Judge De Haven Discharges Jury
and Sets New Trial for Today.
Jones Demurrer May Be
HOW THE JURY STOOD.
August Blnns, grocer, Heppner. Mor
August Carlson, manufacturer. Fort
land. Multnomah County.
Webb Mast, farmer. Coos County.
Barney May, merchant, Harrisburg.
M. V. Thomas, farmer. Bull Run,
J. E. Henkle. merchant. Philomath,
TV. P. George, restaurant keeper.
Salem. Marlon County.
J. W. "Williams, farmer. Junction
City, Lane County.
S. Burnaugh, farmer, Elgin.
W. O. Cook, bricklayer, Eugene.
"G. O, "Walker, farmer, Walker, Lane
O. H. Flook, farmer, Olalla, Douglas
( "It ypuwJlKvote for the acquittal of
Williamson, we will vote for the con
viction of Biggs and Gesner."
This In substance was the astounding
proposal made fay Jurors O. H. Flook,
of Olalla, Douglas County, and G. O.
Walker, of Walker, Lane County, to
their fellow- Jurors In the Williamson
Biggs, Gesner trial.
For 46 hours these two Jurors stood
firmly entrenched against the majority,
finally securing the discharge of the
Jury by Judge De Haven yesterday at
1 P. M The other Jurymen are out
spoken in their comments upon the
stubborn attitude of the men who
"hung" the Jury, alleging that, from
the standpoint of the evidence,, their
action was taken on Insufficient
"You couldn't get enough evidence to
convince me." one Juror reports Flook
to have said in answer to the" argu
ments of his fellows. Walker is a tim
ber cruiser, and one of his arguments
was that he had taken up a timber
claim, that the Government officials
were holding it up, and that he knew
the methods employed by special Gov
ernment agents in working up evi
dence. 'They scare the witnesses," he
is reported by a Juror to have said,
"and get them to testify to anything.
Both Flook and Walker are constltu
ents of Blnger Hermann and are said to
be his warm personal friends. W. O.
Cook, tho Juror wjio was supposed to
have been for acquittal, was in fact
firm for conIctlon. He was one of th
leaders of the Jury and his questions in
open court, which seemed to Indicate
doubt in his own mind were asked by
him as the spokesman for the Jury In
order to secure ammunition to use on
their refractors' fellow members.
Forty-Two Ballots Taken.
In all, 42 ballots were taken, and "in the
nd It was as In the-beginning, the Jury
standing 10 for conviction of all the de
fendants and two for acqulttak of the
three men who .have been on trial for a
week or more charged with subornation
Judge DcHaven asked each Juror in
turn if there was any probability of an
agreement vand being answered by each in
the negative he discharged them and an
order of dismissal was entered by the
District Attorney Heney immediately
asked that a new trial of the case be
set for the earliest possible day and In
spite or . the protest of Counsel Bennett,
for .the defense. Judge De Haven set the
retrial of the case for today.
Judge Bennett made a plea for more
time In" order that the defense might make
additional .preparation, but without suc
cess. Judge De Haven directed that the
drawing of the new jury be commenced
this morning, believing that by the time
the 12 men were secured the witnesses
could all be on hand.
When the Jury filed Into the courtroom
In charge of the deputies who had been
guarding them for two days and nights
while the deliberation was la progress,
the members all bore signs of the trying
ordeal which they had undergone. They
were heavy-eyed, haggard and. plainly
tired out. Few people besides, the Judge,
the attorneys in the case and the de
feasants were present wkea J-asge D
erdlct?" The answer was in the ncga- :
"Do you desire " further Instructions?"
asked the Judge. '
We think there is no possibility that
exan agree," replied the foreman. Then
W. O. Cook, whom It was un correctly be
lleved was responsible for the disagree
ment, addressed the court, saying:
"We have argued" ' the evidence very
thoroughly and every man has had a
chance to have his say. Under present
circumstances It seems Impossible for us
Judge De Haven then asked the Ju
rors if they understood that they might
find a verdict of acquittal for any one of
the three defendants and the Jurors re
sponded that they so understood. Each
in his turn was then questioned as to
'nls belief concerning a possibility of
agreement and when all concurred In
believing it Impossible, Judge De
Haven issued the order of dismissal.
Jones Demurrer May Be Sustained.
The trials of W. N. Jones, Thaddeus
S. Potter, Daniel Clark and Ira "Wade,
charged with conspiracy to defraud
the United States of public lands, had
been previously set for this morning
and tne action of Judge De Haven in
fixing the now "Williamson trial for 10
o'clock today, and his remarks toucn
lng the Indictment in the Jones case
virtually sustained the demurrer filed
by the defendants attacking the Indict
ment on which the prosecution Is based.
He said that the Jones case would
probably not be tried as he was sat
isfied that the Indictment was Insuffi
cient, but that he would render a for
mal decision this morning when court
The morning session yesterday was
consumed by arguments of Attorneys
S. B. Huston and M. L. Pipes for th'e
'demurrer to the Jones indictment and
Mr. Heney for the Government, who
spoke in behalf of the Indictment.
When Judge De Haven virtually passed
upon the question in setting the Wll
liamson case. Mr. Heney announced
that he would look into It carefully be
fore court convened and If he was
convinced tnat the Indictment was not
good he would dismiss it.
The indictment was drawn by Oliver
E. Pagin, who came here last Winter
from the Department of Justice to as
sist in preparing the land-fraud cases.
Should It be quashed this morning it Is
probable that Mr. Heney will call an
other grand Jury for the purpose of se
curing a new indictment against Jones
and his co-defendants.
HARDEE EXPIAIXS ALLEGED
jcertiokr to cannon.
Says Mrs. Fairbanks Ssggestcd Head
ache CHre When Speaker Mopped
' His Brow. With Ice Water.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. July 20.7-(Special.) A
letter Just receh-ed from Theodore Hardee
toy a certain former Louisiana Purchase
Exposition official completely exonerates
the wife of President Goode. of -the Lewis
and Clark Exporitlon, of sending a dls
courteous message to "Uncle Joe'
"Speaker Cannon was seated In the
front of the platform," writes Mr. Har
dee. "and, as the day was warm, he had
poured out a glass of iced water and was
mopping his brow. Mrs. Fairbanks, who
was a few seats away, called to me and
wanted me to say to Mr. Cannon that.
if he would use some remedy (the name
I .forget) It would eventually relieve his
headache. I delivered this message -with
Mrs. Fairbanks' compliments, and he told
me that It was not necessarj't as he was
Just affected a little by the heat, which
would soon pass away. Shortly after
ward Mr. Cannon walked to the back of
the platform. He told me he went Inside
to get away from the glare of the sun.
That was all there was to the story-
Mr. Hardee also denied the story of an
affront to Vice-President Fairbanks and
declared that the latter had expressed
satisfaction (hat the Exposition had done
everything to make his visit enjoyable.
KILLED IN AUTtf ACCIDEN
M. T. Hancock, Plow Manufacturer,
Dead at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, July 2L M. T. Han
cock, the well-known millionaire plow
manufacturer, died at 12:45 o'clock this
morning from Injuries received In an
automobile accident on "main street.
early In the evening.
His automobile, while being 'driven
at a high rate of speed, crashed Into
buggy, and was wrecked.
Child Killed by Electric Train.
SPOKANE. July 2i. Glen Olen. IS
month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Len
Olen. wafc' run over hy an electric train
and Instantly killed today. The boy
had wandered from home and was seat
ed on the track; The motorraan made a
desperate effort to stop his train, but
the distance was too short. The accident
occurred at Hunter's station, near
Coeur d'Alene City, Idaho.
WALL OF WATER BUSHES ON
Caused by Cloudburst, It Lays Waste
Valley In MisaoHrf.
JOPLIN. Ma, July 50. A cloudburst this
Hftornlng caused Spring River to rise 15
feet in a few hours this afternoon, the
water rolling down the valley In a wall
that high, driving- -many resUteats of the
tawjtands to the hill.
The loss In the flooded district Is esti
mated at jiso.seo.
Calvin Ruddy, a tea-ester, was drowned
while attempting to ford a jKream.
NIW TOgK, Jaiy .-CfctrHM Paitf .
H sistWaW A jAi-ftA' aa 1 1 axUf wja
WILLIAMS IS TO
Execution of Murderer of Nes-
bitt Women Takes Place
at 6 This Morning.
RIEST IS A GOOD 'FRIEND
Last Days of the Condemned Man at
The Dalles Have Been Spent in
tho Reading of Books
THE DALLES. July 20. (Special.)
Norman Daniel Williams, convicted
murderer of Mrs. Nesbitt and her daugh
ter. Alma" Nesbitt. will go to his execution
at o'clock tomorrow morning. He has j
made no statement of the crime for which
he must answer, that of the death of a
mother and daughter In a lonely cabin in
the Upper Hood River Valley one .dark
night In March, 1930; and will make none.
Father Desmarals, his spiritual adviser.
will accompany him to the scaffold.
I wish him no bad luck after he has
paid his penalty," remarked Sheriff Sex
ton, who, as the exponent of the law, will
pull the lever tomorrow that will send the
condemned man to his doom. "If there Is
a heaven for such men In the hereafter
I hope he will get there."
It Is the general opinion among the
people of this city tonight that a hard
ened criminal will meet his Just dues. But
to Father Desmarals. who has been the
spiritual adviser of WUHams since his
Incarceration, In the Wasco County Jail,-
it is a different story. The priest believes
emphatically In the Innocence of the man
who will be hanged tomorrow.
Picture Excites the Murderer.
'Almost providentially there came to
me today evidence which leads me to be
lieve more than ever In the Innocence of
Norman Williams." said Father -Des
marals today. "A little book that I
kept from his trunk when I forwarded his
papers and letters to Omaha I took with
me today to the cell. As Williams opened
it the photograph of a man fell from
between the covers.
'.' .'Where did that come fromT excited-
Williams then went on to relate-how-
he had gone to Astoria In July of 1SO0. In
search of the Nesbitt women. At the
Oriel House Jiie landlady told him Alma
and her mother had been there but
few weeks before. They had left to visit
friend at the., beach and from there
crossed to the Washington aide and were
never heard of again. Williams Is con
vinced this picture which fell out of the
book is that of the friend whom Alma and
her mother went to see when they left
Docs Not Care for Breakfast.
When asked by the Sheriff what he
wished for breakfast. Williams replied
that he wanted nothing. He took exercise
this evening pacing up and down the
corridor In company with Frank Rles
until the arrival of Father Desmarals.
when they went tp his cell for a service
of. prayer. Following Is the Jury named
by Sheriff Sexton to "witness the cxecu
C D. Morgan, Moslcr; C. A. Borders.
The Dalles; G. D. Wood worth. Hood"
RU-er; Dr. Slddell. The Dalles; W. E.
i-Huskey, Mosler; W. J. Harrlman, The
Dalles; John Wood. Klngslcy; N. C
Evans. Hood River; J. W. Moore, Hood
River: A. C Parrott. Hood River; R. H.
Darnlelle, The Dalles.
After the execution, the body will be
turned over to Father Desmarals and
taken to the Catholic Church, where
Father Desmarals will hold mass. Inter
ment will be made In the Catholic Ceme
Days of Study and Prayer.
With his mind at ease. Norman Will-
lams has spent his last days In prayer
and study. During tho IS months he has
been confined In the Wasco County Jail
Williams has been a model prisoner. He
has been a great reader, having perused
over 50 volumes of classical and historical
boofcs from the Ilhntry of Father Des-
joaraia. aiuuds uic uwu nuuu nc
partlcular favorites were: "Josephus.1
by Whltson; Milton; Button's Natural
History; "Jove, the Prophet," by Henry;
"All for Heaven." by Father Jtobert; Dr.
Hay's "Sincere Christian." The last two
volumes Father Demarals says "Williams
read time and again and would remark
that they gave him great consolation.
Williams has carefully written on over
160 pages of legal cap a detailed account
of his past life. This Is now In posses
sion of Father Dcraarals, who declares
he ls-not at liberty to make It public.
Williams has aim dono considerable
drawing, having prepared pictures of his
cabin on the homestead where the mur
der Is supposed to have occurred. He
has shown a picture ot the henhouse un
der which are located the two closets he
dug, bno of which yielded up portions
of human hair and bloody clothes, evi
dence that brought about the conviction.
Even the rubbish pile Is there, with which
Wlllllaau say? he later filled up one of
the supposed graves.
Converted to Catholicism.
"WHllama accepted the Catholic faith
May4 of tMs year, and the record of SC
Peter's parish states that Nonaaa Daafel
WltUaaM was born January 17, 1SST; that
Ms father's saxse was John N. WilHasaa,
hi mother's Zerada Mourn.
The xnaa'ff past history Is a closed bk.
except for the written acccottat which
Father Dessaarats 'says he eaiwsot make
Mic Tm iemtn t WlWams will I
fee ke?M. W FaMr BMtssaraAs la. ortier I
that. aimr'jvike ever be brtght
Nk; ijmMrjt j-w w trace te
Th"spe ssay 3at S6ss41ssrs' ettsie 19
this man." said Father Dessaarals. The
priest la firmly of the belief that Norman
Williams is an Innocent man.
"I believe him to be a victim of mys
terious circumstances or conditions which
have fallen to his lot." he remarked. "I
am convinced In this by the statements
be has given me. The evidence against
the man is very strong, -yet altogether
circumstantial. I would never hang any
man on circumstantial evidence, for
thM 1. .1 ,Vio f?St T havtk re
celred a number of letters recently, all
testifying to the good character of Nor
man TV llliams. I have one rrom a prom
inent man in Omaha, and here Is one
Lfrom a young lady in North Yakima."
Priest Believes In Williams.
The priest read extracts w'hlch told of
his pleasant relations wlth his wife at
Bellingnam. how Mrs. Williams bad con
fided to the young woman of her lone-
comeness when "Williams was absent at
lodge meetings, that there never was a
cross word spoken between Williams and
bis wfe. This Is the woman who It Is
said died under peculiar circumstances
and in whom a post mortem examination
revealed traces of arsenic' poisoning.
"Had It not been for the strong senti
ment In Waaco County against "Williams,
I should have circulated a petition ask
ing for executive clemency," continued
Father Desmarals. "Bat with the feeling
the people here and In Hood River Val
ley have against this unfortunate man
such a procedure would have been ut
terly useless." The priest bases his be
iief in the Innocence of Norman Williams
on the statements telling of his past life.
"There has been one point on which
Norman Williams never swerved." said
the father, "and that was the dates when
he last saw the Nesbitt woman. He says
he took the women to their claim at
Mcunt Hood on the 23th day of January,
i-O; and returned with them on the
SSth to Hood River, where the women
took the train for Portland. The last he
ever saw of them was In the Winters
block In Portland. February 2$. of that
CAREER OP NORMAN WILLIA3IS
Giving an Account of Crime for
Which lie Is Executed.
The crime for which Norman Daniel Will
iams is to be executed today Is the murdr
of Mrs. L. J. Nesbitt. ot Omaha. Xeb and
her daughter Alma, near Hood River. Or..
about March S. 1900.
The motive of the crime was the deslra of
Williams to secure a homestead adjoining
his own la the Hood River country upon
which Alma Nesbitt located at his Instiga
tion. "Williams later married Alma Nesbitt
In order to' inherit her property as next ot
kin. in case ,cf her death.
Having lata his plans, on March S. 1900.
Williams enticed Alma and her mother. Mrs.
I J. 2tcbltt, who wera living in Portland,
to go to the homestead, where he killed the
two women in a manner never satisfactorily
After commlttlnr the crime. Williams loit
ered around. Hood Hlver for about a, year.
Though no ose aver stepped forward to In
stitute an Investigation ot the whereabouts
of .the two wmts. nevertheless a suspicion
smoldered la the community that Williams
statement tftat 'the women had re cursed
Xtst Was a Jsbrlcatlaa.
Williams, unabl to- escape the spectrr or
adfplclon. finally rellh3lshd hts homestead
and forged Alma Kesbltt'a name to a r-
untaMic oi atr ciaim. at wen weai
to British Columbia, and tbesCe to StlUng
ham. Wash!, whir he xaarrlM another
woman, who died under suisl clous circum
stances a little less than two years ago.
George Nesbitt. the son and brother of the
murdered women, was attracted to Oregon
by reading a .newspaper account ot th In
dictment on October 29. 1903. of Norman
Williams by the Federal grand Jury at
Portland for having f6rged tho nam ct
Alma Nesbitt to a homestead relinquish
ment." George Nesbitt conducted a searching in
vestigation which revealed a startling ar
ray of evidence of an Incriminating naturt
against Williams and which resulted In
Williams being Indicted In January. 1905.
by the Wasco County, Oregon, grand. Jury.
The Investigation Instituted by Gorg
NcsbUt resulted In the discovery that th
rround under an old chicken-house on tb
Williams claim had been broken. Digging.
the searchers found well-aeOnea walls ot a
grave two feet wide by six feet long.
At the depth of seven feet several gunny
sacks were discovered, clotted and stlfl with
blood, and two large bunches' ot human
hair, also bloodstained, one bunch gray and
the other black, answering the description
ot the missing Women's hair. At th trial
evidence was Introduced which snowa tnai
the hair bad been forcibly separated from
the seals before the victims deatc A
broken dish with hair clinging to th edges
was alio found In the grave. Nothing fur
ther was ever fottnd.
wtiifams waa atrarehended at Belllngbam.
TYash February S. 1405. and brought back
to The Dalles. Or- lor tna.1.
The evidence against mm wa irar-uy
mrxntantial. stllL notwithstanding that
years had elapsed, the state colled a chain
ot evidence about vunama so imm
the efforts of on of the best criminal law
yers in the Northwest failed to shake the
iirnimitiu of runt In the minds ot the jury.
aad oa May 27. last. Williams was "onvlcted
of SBurder in the first degree, ine na ap
peal to the Supreme court ot tne iaie
lowed, and William was sentenced to hang
today. . ,
Williams career la Oregon was not his
first experience- In law-breaking. He Is aa
....nnrlr! nf tho
v. . tens of four years -for
I ,M.uu neon the wife of one of his
neighbors la that state: aad another term
itr crime was tally as atrocious m tu-
cepUoa as was the murder of the Nesbitt
tt nntrasd the airl and then
v.. i.tn . welL Supposing her
drowned, he set up an alarm. The glrrs
eres had. however, caught on a snag and
t -AAiHr. tn till other crimes. "WlUlams
Is alio a bigamist, having one wife living
a Nebraska, another, now dlTorced. living
in Oregon, not to mention -,CL;
whom he killed, and the BMUb wife.
jii-j Ar ininloB clrcuastaBCes.
A peculiar feature of Williams career 1
that, notvrtthataaitHg hU character, in
whichever district he dwelt, until
in some criia.. he maintained a reputation
of eminent respectability.
JUDGE SHARES BLACKMAIL
Another Revolution Abo&t 'AJaltfa
'Fada and Fancies.
NEW YORK. July 3ft-AKteUat
trict Attorney Krotel. with the asatstance
of an expert accountant. iooy aj
examteatlon of certain books of the Town
Tnw rvnnrnMv In coatlnuatio-s of the
iaauiry grswlag e-at of be jrsecutio at
Charles H. AMe on ue ciwjc n
hwIL Afcle acted aa solicitor for the
book. "Fad and Fancies." s-lbscripUc-Ba
to which ranged frew S13W to $1M-
Th InvMtlnUH eveee-. xae tact
thLt Juatlee Develst. of the Court ef pe
clal 5wKinn-r. wbe has admitted hJcr as-xv-l&tlra
with the Town Topics coa-pasy.
appeared or the boeks as drawing dakae
each year rangfftftr Iroea JUW ws.
Union Pacific -Raises DIvIiloRtl.
NXW YORK. JI-r Ml- The tHreelrz af
the Ushm jcaetac roaa itraay asttwrea
Wvi'tteria of Jfri mxK- eet etr Utt
sAttJcMyalile '1. - Tbet amd
a .. t... i a .-i , by tha IMm
Governor Recommends It and
REVISE INSURANCE LAWS
All Life Insurance Companies In
cluded Morton Welcomes Ac
tionMystery About Mer
cantile Trust Loan.
ALBAN. N. 3".. July SIX There tvUl be
a legislative Investigation of the life in
surance business as carried on in this
state, both by New York state corpora
Uons and by those of other states doing
business In this state. This Investigation
will be made by a special Joint committee
with ample powers, of which the chairman
will be Senator William Armstrong, of
Rochester, a Republican. The other Sen
ators on the committee will be William
J. Tulley. of Coming. Republican, and
Daniel J. Riordan, of New York City, a
Democrat. Messrs. Armstrong and Tul
ley are lawyers; Mr. Riordan Is a real
estate and insurance agent. The two Re
publicans are said to have been selected
by Governor HIgglns and Senator Raines,
Republican leader In -the Senate. The
Assembly members of the committee will
be named by Speaker Nbcon within the
next day or two.
Mr. Armstrong said tonight that, while
the actual hearing by the committee
would probably not begin for some time.
the preparations would be set In motion
as; soon as possible and the organization
of the committee would take place as soon
as the Assembly members had been ap-
. The institution of the committee fol
lowed bard upon a message of Governor
HIgglns to the Legislature, which cam'
as a surprise. This was received In the
case and was not read until late in the
afternoon session. In his message Gov
era or HIgglns said:
Message of Governor.
The unfortunate 'caa4ale already Bade pub
lic by the Internal U?slbns In the Equltabl
Ufe Aalurance SocUty and by the cosBpre
henalve Invetxlgmttoiw ot Its asTsJf by the
Superintendent of Insurance bave. not wltabct
Justification, aroused a feeltag of intense
alarm in the breasts of thousand of our citi
zen who have invested their mosey In pol
icies of life insurance and of the thousands
roo residents who have been taught to
respect the New York companies aa cafe and
secure. Though the business of life insur
ance, as at present conducted, is subjected
to slate supervuEton and regulation. It la evi
dent that earnings which houtd be credited
to the policyholders may be diverted, to other
purpose; that expenses of operation may be
extravagant and wasteful; that unwise invest
ments may be legally made and that trustees
may deal Indirectly with the trust funds for
their personal advantage. That such condi
tion of affairs can extat casts discredit upon
the ctate. It la apparent that our Insurance
lav Is In some particulars Inadequate and
that the management of the funds ot these
great ccmpanlee is not sufficiently safe
The state owes duty to policyholders and
beneficiaries beyond that of comparing assets
and liabilities and permitting the companies
to Justify their existence by their exhibition
of a satisfactory balane-shtet and the prompt
payment of loseeo. Investments must be re
stricted, salaries muse be limited to amounts
bearing a closer relation to the commercial
vales of the services rendered, trustees must
be held to a stricter accountability and the
policyholders must be given a. mere effective
abare in the govenuient of the companies.
The harsh and arbitrary remedy of dissolu
tion and receivership should be made not
only a. penalty for Insolvency, but aleo a
summary check upon a rolvent company when
It becomes Irredeemably the plaything of taw-
(K grted. The state .cannot permit the sub
jects of its gu;et virion to. exist aa licensed.
prcdlgais ot other people's mosey without be
coming an accomplice In the offense.
We cannot Judge all life Insurance com
panies by the slaa ot one. A revision of our
Insurance law is necemary. bat It should be
made after careful study and Investigation.
Speaking of 3Jr. Hendricks investigation
of the Equitable, the Governor says that
"within the scope of his authority the
superintendent has performed his duty
with Impartial thoroughness." He con
tinues: Investigate and Revise Law.
It is. of course, of the highest Importance
that a revision ef tho insurance law should
be enacted as promptly as Is consist mi t with
thorough knowledge of the subject.
In order that you may be free to consider
ad act on the subject at this seestos. I
therefore, pursuant to the Coostltstloe. do
hereby recommend for your consideration the
question of the appointment of a joist com
mlttee of the Senate and Assembly, with the
usual .powers of such committees to iavestl-
ate, after your aajeurnment the operatives)
ot life bum ranee companies) doing buataess la
the state for the- -purpose of" preparing and
recosuseadlng to the next regular eesatoa of
the Legistature such proposed legtslatlea as
may be adeiuate aad proper to restore pabltc
confidence and to compel life lasuraace com
panies to conduct a safe. Basest and epea
business for the benefit of the peiicyheMers.
Powers Given Committee.
Senator Arrastrong.Introduced a res
olutlon providing for4the appolntaaeat
oil a Joint committee to Investigate and
examine into the busiaess affairs of life
Insurance companies doiaar' business la
the state with reference te the Invest
ments of said companies, the relations
of the officers thereof ts such Invest
Beats, the relations af such companies
to subsidiary corporations, the govern
ment and cMtrel ef said companies, the
cost ett life Insurance.- the expenses- of
said etmipaales and aay ether phases ef
the Hfe insaraee business deemed to
fee proper, f er the yurpese ef determin
ing and reverting- te, the next -weei'ea
of the LetcMatwe jracai a revision ef
,the laws rea-vfcttlftsr and reati; te life
Issewsvaee Un this state' as .said eetMatU
by both houses, with an appropriation
Concerning his message to the Legis
lature. Governor HIgglns said:
Hlggins Explains Position.
I hare not recommended nor do I now .rec
ommend legislative Investigation of life in
surance companies. I have recoramencea 10
the Legislature that It take the subject under
conslderaUoa so that It may dispose of It as
Its wisdom may dictate. My own position in
Uiuuu uj; lunint tvf nmu. . - -
to consider the matter. If legislative in
vestigation is to be had. It 1 better that It
ahould berln at once.
In addition to this statement, the
Governor said tonight:
I had been -arced from time to time by
many persons to submit various topics to tho
Legislature for consideration at the extra ses
sion, but I considered that It would not be
proper to submit any otner xopjc wnue mo
Legislature wa considering charges against
the Justice of the Supreme Court. I have
nettr announced that I would or would not
submit the Equitable situation, but have held
myself In a position to do that which I con
MORTON WELCOMES INQUIRY
Wants Equitable Investigated From
Top to Bottom.
NEW YORK. July SO.-y-Caairman
Morton, of the board .of directors of
the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
made the following statement today In
regard to Governor HIgglns message
to the Legislature recommending an
Investigation of the life insurance com
panles of the state:
1 do not object at all to an official
Investigation of the life Insurance com
panies of the state. The more complete
and searching- the legislative investiga
tion is the better. It will suH me and
the better it will be for the Equitable.
"We hope that the proposed Investiga
tion of all New York Insurance compa
nies will be as exhaustive as I propose
to make the investigation of the af
fairs of the Equitable which began
over a month ago by chartered account
"So far as the Equitable Society Is
concerned. It is my intention that the
policy-holders, the trustees, the new
directors and the chairman of the board
shall know the exact condition of the
company from top to bottom."
STOCK GIVEN TO DIRECTORS
Ryan Removes Flaw in Title of Pol
NEW YORK, July 3X The World to-
(Concluded on Page 4.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERPAX8 Maximum temperature. S3
ceg.; minimum. ST. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S partly cloudy -and probably cool
War la the Far Xas. j
Japaaesa .peace -missies arrives at Seattle
aad starts East. Page 3.
China 4111 Insist on having Manchuria back.
TVltte will bold out against indemnity, but
cede Sakhalin. Page 3.
Japanese army In Manchuria strongly forti
fied. Page 3.
Balfour defeated on reduction of Irish mem
bership In Parliament. Page 4.
Russia agrees to Moroccan conference.
Zemstvo Congress preparing constitution.
Several papers suspended for publishing
news. Page 4.
Shonts and Stevens start for Panama Page 4
Investigating cotton statistics scandal
Majority against Hooker not large enough
to remove him. Page 5.
Kansas City bank closed through Devlin
failure. Page S.
HIgglns recommends inquiry into Equitable
and -Legislature appoints committee.
Big loan of Equitable mysteriously paid by
Alexander and Jordan. Page 4.
Teamsters strike In Chicago declared off.
Hardee explains affair with Speaker Cannon.
Tigers take the ball game by score of 5 to 1.
Winners at the tennfs4ournaraent. Page 7.
Racers begin to arrive at lrvington. Page 7.
President Diamond notified that no pools
shall be sold at lrvington meet. Page 14.
Pacific Coast League .scores: Tacoma. 3.
Portland 1; Oakland 3. San Francisco 3;
Seattle 5. Los Angeles 0. Page T.
Norman D. Williams- to hfe hanged, this
morning at The Dalles. Page 1.
Court-martial of Captain Carl F. Hartmann
at Vancouver Barracks brings out re
markable testimony. Page 6.
Nine have been .eonvlcted for Government
land frauds in Tgaho. Page 6.
Six mills are now-tled up at Aberdeen,
Wash. Page 6.
'Maaamas rest In preparation for climb to
crest of Mount Rainier. Pager 6.
Lawyer Collins fighting hard against extra-
dlUon trom British Cola'tablc. Page 8.
Cemaerelal aad Xariae.
Brewers buy hops freely at present prices.
Improvement in fruit situation. Page X5.
Good, market for country produce.- Page IS.
Bulge in Eastern wheat markets. Pagf 15.
2fo chartering for grain at San Francisco.
Increase in Union Pacific dividend Ignored
in stock market. Page 13.
Buying movement in pig iron. Page 15.
Grant's Pass hopgrowera opinion of Plncas
firm. Page 13.
Schooner Maid of Orleans in distress off
mouth ot EeJ River. Page 5.
Lewis aad Clerk Exposition.
AdmlsstcB. 0.447: Page 10.
Eureka, cadets arrive after long march
from Humboldt Bay. Page 10.
Beakers of Washington hold, session at the
Fair. Page 1.
Merchaska have a day at the Centennial.
Page W-rartlaBd TlcIn(r
WllUamsoB Jary. falling to agree, is dls
charged: it steed tea fer coavletloa. to
two fer aecfeUtal. Page 1.
Germaa delegations arrive fer the big Saesg-
erf est. Page 11.
Care of steic theme of Charities and Cor
rectloa Ceafereaee. Page 11.
Appeals te higher tribunals rota work of
his coert, declares Judge Cameras. Page
Ckautaeqsa listens ts aa address in which
Joe's wxe Is pratsea. rags iz.
34feoe Thoeura says taare Is ae trlee ia
India se ihametees aa AMtk with Its
aseaatieaal ireeera. Page 14.
Alarm' ttraed la iem, wreer box ptoses Are
steeartmeet. at dlsadvaataga aad; resi-
eeeee berate Pae
XKeTMiaea e. .MmteK wrestfe wMk hex
S GALLED OFF
Teamsters Acknowledge De
feat and Accept Terms
STRUGGLE DUE TO GRAFT
Crushing- Blow to Unions Which Vio
late Contracts Dealt at Immense
Cost Murder and Violence
TACTS ABOUT CHICAGO STRIKE.
Duration (days), 105.
Lives lost in riots or assaults. 19.
Injured in riots and assaults, 462.
Number of concerns Involved. 133.
Teamsters on strike and locked out.
Returned, to work or secured other
Strike-breakers brought to Chicago,
Arrests made during strike. 000.
Dally cost to city Xextra. police).
Sally allowance for meals (strike
Dally cost to county (deputies).
Dally loss In business to Chicago.
Contributions to strike fund. $07,000-
Dally expense to Employer" Asso
Dally cost, board and lodging" strike
Employers Association strike fund,
Strike started by 27 garment-workers
who were attempting to force,
terms after having violated contracts.
Teamsters, who spread the strike
after garment-workers had lost, also
violated three-year contracts by
Net result of strike, absolute sur
render by strikers and victory for
open-shop principle and against union
button by the employer.
.CHICAGO, July 20. (Special.) By an
overwhelming vote the striking team
sters this afternoon decided to. caK eK Xbe
strike which hai heldChlcaeo lu turmoil
for 103 days. It is an unconditional .sur
render and the men will seek tnelr old
positions as. Individuals. They have even
lost the last point for which they have
been holding off permission to dlsplay
tho union button. Owing to the peculiar
condition here, life would be unsafe for
any man not displaying the union button.
but the employers were firm on this
point, so the button must go, along with
the closed shop and the business agent.
Born in Iniquity and conducted along
Infamous lines throughout, the strike was
really lost the day it began. Charges
that it was called because the firm of
Montgomery Ward & Co. would not pay
J3000 to certain labor leaders as "graft"
have never been satisfactorily denied.
After the garmentworkers had lost their
Btruggle the fight was passed along to
the teamsters, up to this time the most
powerful labor body in the ctly, and con
sidered invincible. Cornelius P. Shea
came from Boston to conduct the fight.
Employers Made Pight to Death.
The employers, realizing that it was a
fight to the death, inasmuch as contracts
were no longer observed, girded them
selves up for the struggle. Although they
lost, collectively, $1,000,000 every day dur
ing the early stages of the strike, they
snent other millions in planning a. cam
paign which will be lasting In Its effect
In Chicago, the hotbed of Industrial strife.
Mayor Dunne, who had just heen In
augurated, swore In an additional thou
sand policemen, and gave the merchants
such protection aa he was able. Then
the Sheriff had a thousand deputies
guarding wagon a. Riots were numerous
and violent assaults in Isolated cases were
almost constant, but a great battle was
being fought out for the entire country.
Shea Was Obstacle to Peace.
At various times peace might have been.
declared, but each time It was balked, by
Shea, who demanded his own terms aad
no concession?. President Gompers looked
over the field and attempted to briBar
about peace, but retired, satisfied that
the cause was lost.
It will take years for the Chicago
unions to recover from the effect ef this
strike, which never had a vestige et
ground to stand upon and which was car
ried on by means of murder, rioting and
extreme violence in the face of popular
COMPLETE SURRENDER MADE.
Teamsters Declare Strike Of! aad
Accept Employers Terms.
CHICAGO, July 2L The teamsters'
'strike was, at 12:36 o'clock tonight, offl- j
dally declared off by the members ef the
Teamsters' Joint Council. The men have
been ordered to seek their old positions;
and It is estimated that less than-one-BsJC ,
of them will be re-erapkjyed. fhe strikers.
have made a complete surrender aad wilt,
apply for work as individuals and with
out aa agreement of any kind, with tSeir J:
The actios of the Teamsters Joint
Council was takes, at -the end ef a ssay
whose eveats clearly foreshadowed the
cellapse of the strike. Three of the.
aniens bad already voted, to retain to
work as far as possible, and it wee cer
tain that the unions which had. not yet
voted on the ouestioB of ending the- atrike
would take- aim tin r acties. The council,
beHeviBg- that further effort was usolesw. -decided
to eat! es the strike at "once.
The first break is the. ranks- ot' the
,utrVrra tkU aftaninnn -arisen A
himecr teametera -voted to return to wot-k
regardless of -what actios mights be tithe
by aay ether uaiea. "Teslght the depert-
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