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VOL. XLV.-XO. 13,937.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GUESTS AT TABLE
Portland's Representative Men
Discuss Vital Topics
MOT ALL AGREE WITH HIM
Wilcox, In Reply to Fenton, Says
Traffic Will Not Go to Fusel
Sound and Predicts Rail
road on Xorth Bank.
E. H. Harrlman, president of the
great railway systems embraced with
in the transcontinental chain extend
ing from the Missouri River to the Pa
cific, entertained -as his guests a bril
liant assemblage, representative of the
commercial, professional and financial
Interests of Portland, at the American
Inn last night, but if It was anticipated
that entire harmony of thought and ex
pression would prevail at the gathering
such idea was dissipated.
Governor Cnamberlaln took occasion
to disagree with representations of W.
W. Cotton as to the conditions in the
irrigated section along the Deschutes
in the vicinity of Bend, and also upon
the assertion of Oregon poople not
having been awake to their opportunity
in securing more rapid progress In the
reclamation work of Government engi
Wilcox Gives His Views.
Theodore 23. "Wilcox, president of the
Portland Flouring Mills Company, de
clined to agree with W. D. Fenton in
the idea that traffic would ever be di
verted from the natural wator grade of
the Columbia to Puget Sound, and de
clared it to be his conviction that an
other railroad would soon be operated
down the north bank of that stroam
to convey Its tonnage to tidewater.
That the Coh&nbla will be deepened
from PorUan&jjPto the sea.and that a
depth of 20 feet at all points, and 40
leet on the bar, he believes, may be
attained in a short time if a suffi
ciently large appropriation can be se
cured from the next session of Con
gress to complete the Jetty.
Province of Harrlman.
President Harrlman, host of the an
tjuet, given by him to W. W. CoUdn.
was felicitous in his remarks, 'told some-i
thing of the expenditures -made on the
system and referred briefly to what is
to be done in Oregon. He promised that
the Columbia Southern would now be
extended but did not say to what dis
tance from its, present terminus. Ho
evinced sincere appreciation of the com
pliments paid him by the other speakers
for service rendered to Oregon, and was
genial In welcome to his guests, but any
announcements of material Importance
to Oregon, beyond that concerning im
proved transportation facilities for the
central portion of the state and referonce
to tHe others previously .made public,
were not forthcoming.
It may be said that from the aspect
involving commercial and transportation
conditions in Oregon the banquet resolved
Itself into a railroad meeting on the one
side, with Mr. Harrlman, W. W. Cotton
and "W. D. Fenton the speakers, and a
business men's meeting on the other,
with Governor Chamberlain, W. D.
Wheelwright- and Theodore B. "Wilcox,
the speakers. "While there was diver
gence of opinion on tho certain salient
features brought forth, it was with prop
er consideration for what the Harrlman
system has done for Oregon, and, as
well-presented by Governor Chamberlain,
revealed to tho railway magnate that
much more is expected in addition there
to. President Harriman's Address.
Socially, and from an epicurean stand
point, the event was one taking high rank
among public functions in Portland. In
all of its appointments there was noth
ing that did not reflect credit upon the
directing Individual, the management of
the big hostelry, and the good taste and
generosity of the host. When black cof
fee and cigars had been reached on the
menu, Mr. Harrlman arose and was
greeted with hearty welcome from the
255 guests seated at two-score tables of
the large dining-room. He requested that
the guests move nearer the center of the
dining-room, where the speakers were
seated on either side of the host. After
the suggestion had been heeded and ap
plause subsided, Mr. Harrlman said:
Gentlemen, I thank you very much for this
cordial greeting This Is the adjourned meet
ing of a former occasion when you were all
gathered together to do honor to our friend,
Mr. Cotton (great applause), and It Is my
pleasure now to explain to you why you are
here to reconsider the declrion you then ar
rived at. (Laughter.) At the first, when the
news came to -us in Kerr York of the distinc
tion that hod oeen offered to him, we were
among the first to congratulate him, and we
felt, as you probably did, proud of his se
lection. But after the enthusiasm began to
wear off and we looked around to eee bow we
were going to nil the gap, we were a little
dismayed, and one day Mr. Cotton walked into
my office in that city and then X thought It
was the funeral.
He did not look very pleasant, and he told
me how sorry he was to leave the old road
that he had worked for and that had been
eo true to him. I Immediately said, "Well,
Cotton, why do you leave? 'Why not stay7
It immediately occurred to me that here was
an opportunity for us, and he said. "Well, I
don't know, though I have been thinking it
over traveling from Portland here; what do
you think, Mr. Harrlman?" That staggered
jne again; I did not know what to answer; I
could not make up his mind for him. I did
not want to Influence him, so we talked, over
the various matters of the roads and what hli.
method of life would be afterwards; how dig.
nlned he would be, but still would not be one
of us, so finally I think I remarked to him
that that was a matter which a man must
decide for himself; that we would be very
glad to retain him It was a hardship for us
to lose him but that he must decide it for
buncelf; tfciitMf he thought his -duty lay la
the new life and opportunity which was of
fered to him, we would io everything we
could to aid him; but, on the contrary, that
we would be only too glad to have him re
main with -ur.
I believe, gentlemen, it was from a n
of duty that he finally decided that Ills life
would bo not only of more benefit to himself,
but more umful to the interests which he h&d
been identified with so lonr. ana more useful
to you, his friends and neighbor (applause).
and it waa only after Vonfj consideration and
alter taiKing with many of alsHa inencs in
New York that he finally told me he had de
cided to stay with the road. There were s
inducements asked or ottered to change his
mind; I want that to be publicly known to all
of you. His position with the company is
Jutit the same. He has always had every
thing he wanted from us, always been up
held by us; we have never had any occaeiea'
to criticise anything be has jdone in any
way, and I am quite sure you never will.
(Great applauee.) Gentlemen, I ask you to
rise and drink to the health of -Mr. Cotton,
our friend. (Applause.)'
W. W. Cotton's Speech.
W. W. Cotton prefaced hl3 address
with remarks in facetious vein, say
ing in part:
In acting as I have, I feel that "I have
discharged iny duty most fully to those en
terprising gentlemen ef the City of Portland
who have provided us with the American
Inn. (Applause.) On two different occa
sions, at least. I have helped to increase
somewhat the receipts of this house. (Laugh
ter and applause.) In fact. I have had
more kind things said about myself in the
last tw or three months than 1 had ever
thought of in connection with myself. I
am a good deal like the boy who was
praised oace or twice, asd said to his mother.
"If this thing continues much longer I will
bust." (Laughter.) I appreciate very much
the kindly feeling which you gentlemen-have
manifested, and the very kindly feeling
which has been manifested towards me and
my associates of the Union Padflo by Mr.
Harrlman. (Great applause.)
When I began to think about quitting, I
felt, as I stated here the evening when
we had the former dlnrer. th.at I was like
the man who had raised & family of children
in an old house, and finally had conceded to
buy a new one. that he was going to move
into it. but had gone upstairs in the attic
and was overhauling trunks, and found little
baby shoes and things of that kind, until
really the new house did not seem as at
tractive as the old one. Xw. I have raited
Jimmy O'Brien, Dick Miller and a few of
the other boys (great applause); I am not
much older than they are. but I came here
comparatively new and have not advanced la
one sense, from any position; have stayed
right along in the same old Job. They have
grown up and advanced. True. I have had
my salary raised, because whenever I have
asked anything I have always gotten it
(laughter and applause), but I've seen those
boys grew up. I like them and I really dis
liked to part with them and with my other
associates with whom I have, been connected
in various ways, and so I am here.
Before we settle down Into this railroad
work again and get the harness well en and
the brass collar riveted once more, I am
going to give you a Utile free advice. Thero
is nothing as cheap as advice, and I think
there Is nothing as good as free advice.
The only kind of advice which is worthless
is that which you pay for, namely, that
which you get from your lawyer and your
doctor. (Laughter.) The lawyer usually
says: "If you do this, your case will un
doubtedly be decided against you if you try
It. and if you settle it you are out your
money In any event, so there is only one
thing to do. to be damned lfyou do and
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximani temperature, DO
deg.; minimum, 63 aeg. -
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm; north
The War in the Far East.
Peace envoys arrive in Portsmouth and have
warm weloome. Page 1.
First conference will be heW today. Page 1.
More Russians surrender in Sakhalin. Page 1.
German mischief-makers cause personal rn
rnlty between Kaiser and King Edward.
Maneacre of Portuguese In Africa. Page 3.
Czar finally approves plan for national as
sembly and will proclaim it at Moscow on1
Saturday. Pace 4.
VIoeroy of Caucasus tries to pacify rebels..
Governor Wright makes significant speech at
Manila. Pace 0.
Venezuela's highest court annuls asphalt con
cession. Page 4.
Chinese Mlnleter confers with President - on
Hankow railroad. Page 6.
Secretary Shaw speaks on tariff in Virginia.
Lou 14 Ana may Msm troops to suppress Illegal
quarantine. Page 1.
Western railroads settle patsenger rate war.
President Francis, of St. Louie Fair, coming
to Portland. Pace 1.
Great building at Albany, X. T., collapses,
killing many people. Page 8.
Shippers may Intervene' in operators strike,
but Government will not. Page 4.
Reform Republicans admlnlater crushing de
feat to Ruef and Schmltz at San Francisco
primaries. Page 5.
Go-between turns state's evidence in Callfoo
nla pine lands frauds Investigation. Page C.
Five men from Milwaukle County Club ?are
held for gambling. Pago 5.
Oregon Fish Warden reports obstructions la
salmon streams. Page C.
Commercial and Marine.
Continued advance in dairy products. Page IS.
Wagers mode on hop crop outturn. Page IS.
Chicago vbeat market lower, despite bulliih
cables. Paze 13.
Healthy wool market in the East. Page 13.
Advance in stock pricee cheeked. Page 13.
San Franclcco election 'draws attention from
grain markets. Page 13.
Commander of cruiser Umbria alleges over
charge on pilotage. Page 12.
Gasoline ochocner Delia ashore at mouth cf
Elletz River. Page 12.
Iewls and Clark Exposition.
Admissions, 15.630. Page 0.
Oregon Grape day at Exposition. Page J.
City of Stockton at the Fair. Page 9. '
Pacific Coast scores: Portland 4, Los Angeles
2; Seattle 0, Oakland S; no game at
San Francisco. Page 4.
Portland defeats Los Angeles, 4 to 2, Page 4.
Portland and Vicinity. . -
Doctors plucked in recent examination threaten
to sue Medical Examining Board. Page II.
Crooks have the city at their mercy. Page 9.
John Barrett, Minister to Colombia, talks on
the Panama Canal and the Chinese boy
cott. Page 8.
Henry McGinn, in pool-eelllng case, bitterly
attacks District Attorney Manning. Page e.
Twenty-dollar bill changed may be clew to
robber of M&. Wert. Page 8.
Eastern Oregon cities ask for midnight spe
cial from Portland. Pass .12.
Auto driver makes same old plea as to ma
chine's speed. Page S.
Sheriff Word and Barber Phillips In an al
tercation. Page 7.
Representative men of Portland discuss trans
portation questions wlth & Harrlman
USE SOLDIERS I
Louisiana. Will? Not Tolerate
- Local-. Quarantine on
State Issues Proclamation Increase
in Number of Cases Follows In
spection Officer Hurt in
Siege of Infected House.
.' OFFICIAL' REPORT TO 6 P. II.
New. cases '.i GO
Total . to date . t. 625
Deaths today 4
Total deaths to date 117
New subfocl 17
Total subfocl to date 114
NEW ORLEANS. Aug; 8. If the pre.-v
ent chaotic condition of quarantine mat
ters in Louisiana is not speedily termi
nated in obedience to a proclamation is
sued today, the State Board of Health
has announced Its intention, of imme
diately Invoking the civil powers, and,
that falling-, of asking Governor Blanch
ard to call out the militia, and restore
and maintain order.
The proclamation resulted from the let
tors sent yesterday by the Governor to
-President Smichon. The proclamation
probiblts'any .town., parish or village from.
refusing admission . to a person from a
non-Infected locality holding a health cer
tificate not over 24 hours old. or to.a per
son from an infected locality who has
spent six days In a detention camp- and
been discharged with a Marine Hospital
certificate. Interference with the pas
sage of steamboats or trains is forbidden
unless they violate legal quarantine reg
ulations. No mall, freight or express
matter shall, under the proclamation, be
refused from infected territories, provided
it Is carried in cars which have been
fumigated by tho Marine Hospital Serv
ice. Will Arrest All "Who Resist.
All persons who disregard these regu
lations, under the semblance of Boards
of Health or mass meetings, are warned.!
thai they make themselves liable to ar
rest in the courts. It Is announced that
no more illegal restrictions en travel or
commerce will be tolerated.
It Is understood that the action taken
by the Board of Health has the' full sym
pathy of Governor Blanchard and that
as a result, at least In Louisiana, there
will be a modification' of the present
Because of the large number of cases
E. X. HAXMXAX, WKO
reported the fever situation did not have
so favorable an aspect today, but it is
expected that the increase is the result
of the investigation of a. number of sus
picious cases of sickness, some of which
the health authorities wero unable to in
quire into yesterday. The Inspectors ot
the Marine Hospital Service spent much
of tho day In their investigation and. their
reports showed an increase in the number
of cases from noon to 3 o'clock. The
federal authorities have determined to
treat every case presenting any symptoms
f yellow fever as actually yellow fever,
preferring to take no risk of falling
through want of vigilance.
i,Dr. White said, if he knew of every
case of fever at presentvin tho city as well
as every case that had" existed, he would
feel that the dlseasecould bastamped
out In 30 days. His policy, therefore. Is
.to locate every possible focus of Infection
at once, no that cveryprecautlon may
be taken to prevent additional Infection.
Snnltary Fund Is xssured.
Practically all doubt of the- raising of
the fund of a quarter of a million dollars
desired by the government was removed
today when both the state and city moved
to assist the citizens of New Orleans.
Governor Blanchard, whom Chairman
.Janvier of the citizens' . committee had
asked- to advance J100.COO, wired Mr. Jan
vier, that he would make the loan as soon
as he heard from a sufficient number of
Jthe members of the Legislature, that
they will support an appropriation of,
JIOO.OO). Affirmative answers are being
received. In - addition to this action of
the Governor, the city took steps to swell
the fund. With JTO.000 originally in the
hands of the citizens committee. $220,000
is in eight
. Surgeon "White put in a hard day's
work: here, and in the afternoon-took
a train for Lafayette, La., to attend a
conference of the various health boards
In that section of the state, called with
a view to securing- an amelioration of
quarantine , regulations. Dr. White
hopes that by tomorrow" night all of
the additional health-officers whom the
Government has ordered to New Or
leans will be here and roady to begin
work. It is considered not Improbable
that the Marine Hospital Service will
open a supply depot at New Orleans,
Lwhere. medicines and medical suppllos
may be furnished to those who are in
Wednesday is the day set for . the
general . street-cleaning- movement.
There will.be a, pretty general suspen
sion of business, all of the merchants
volunteering to lend their carts and
wagons and employes to assist in the
work. -Mayor Behrman said the City
Hall would be closed during the day.
Meantime, the city Is arranging to con
tinue for the rest of the week the large
forces of special men it put to work on
iifjured in Fight on Concealment.
?- V- 1
The-djfllcultles ' the .Authorities en
cojjtiger'liln.; trying- to get at concealed
caseswcre Illustrated today whetf Po
I'ca, Officer T. E.' Gregson was perhaps
fafally Injured while trying to break
into a "house on Church street where
th'ere wns known to be a case of yellow
fever. Gregson was called on to assist
the authorities. So stubborn was tho
opposition of the people at the house
against invasion by the Inspectors that
it became necessary to break in, with
the result that a heavy oaken door fell
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GAVE A DINNER IiABT NIGHT' TN' HONOR-OF OT. VW. COTTON..--
WILL NOW BEGIN
Peace Envoys Open Confer
' ence at Portsmouth
PEOPLE WELCOME THEM
Yasit Crowds Cheer Them as They
Hide to Courthouse to Reception
by Governor First Ques
tions for Conference.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 8. The'
Russian and Japanese peace missions
have submitted to . introduction and
likewise to all of the ceremonies of
welcome and reception on the part of
the United States Government and- the
State of New Hampshire, and are to
night on the eve of facing each other
for the purpose of ending the war in
tho -Far Bast and. If possible, consum
mating a permanent peace between the
two great nations. Tomorrow they will
meet at the Naval Stores building ot
the Portsmouth navy-yard and will ex
amine tho credentials and powers of
The second day's session, to take
place Thursday or Friday, it is expect
ed, wll be devoted either to a consid
eration of the Japanese peace terms or
to a proposition for an armistice by the
Russian plenipotentiaries. It had been
estimated that. If a basis of negotia
tions for peace Is found, the actual ne
gotiations will consume something like
five weeks before a treaty can be per
fected and signed.
Dignitj- Mingled With Exuberance-
The landing and reception of .the
envoys today was a function replete
with ceremony. The dignity of the Na
tion's salute was contrasted with the
hearty exclamations of good will on the
part of thousands of persons who
thronged the streets of Portsmouth
and surrounded the Courthouse, where
Governor McLean pronounced his cor
dial words of welcome.
The envoys of both Japan and Russia
were much affected by the demonstra
tion of the American public- Mr. Wltte
rode through the business section ot
the town with -his tall silk hat raised
above his head In constant acknowl
edgement of salutes. Ambassador Ro
sen, in the same carriage, was also un
covered In honor of the cheering
crowds. In the carriage following were
the two Japanese envoys and they, too,
were not remiss In responding to the
hurrahs ef the crowds. Three carriages
were occupied by each mission and in
the procession through tho streets of
Portsmouth tne Russians and Japanese
were given alternate positions, the
first, third and fifth carriages were Rus
sians and tho second, fourth and Blxth
Salutes Proclaim Landing.
The public was rigorously excluded
from the navy-yard, where the envoys
came ashore. The landing 'was effected
most expeditiously and everything
moved without the slightest Interrup
tion. The Ruesjan party was proceed
ing to the breakfast-room from the
landing when the salute from the bat
tery announced, the landing of the
The envoys were met at the Court
house by Third Assistant Secretary
Peirce, who presented Mr. Wltte and
then Baron Komura to Governor
McLane. Tho senior Russian commis
sioner presented his suite to the chief
executive of Now Hampshire, and the
Japanese plenipotentiary did likewise.
Governor McLane's formal speech of
welcome was responded to by a pro
found bow of both parties. At the con
clusion of the ceremonies, the Russians
were arranged on the right of the Gov
ernor, the Japanese on the left with Mr.
Peirce on the immediate right. The
group was then surrounded by the Gov
ernor's staff and council and the entlre
party was photographed. No one -except
the Governor's staff and council. United
States SonatorsBurnham and Gallinger,
Representatives Sulloway and Currier
and Assistant Secretary Peirce wero
present at the Courthouse function, al
though crowds surrounded the building.
All Envoys at Same Hotel.
When the Hotel Wentworth was
reached shortly after 3 o'clock, there
was an outburst of applause carried on
in goodnatured rivalry. The Russian
suite ignored the elevator and climbed
tho stairs to tho second floor. The Jap
anese, who arrived a moment later,
were lifted to their floor. Although
private dining-rooms had been provid
ed for the plenipotentiaries, both
suites took dlnnor at the same time In
the main dining-room of the hotel. Tho
Japanese were early to dinner and were
assigned a table in the center of the
long room. They had only half con
cluded their dinner when the Russian
envoys entered and were escorted to
the extreme end of the room directly
pait the Japanese table. No sign of rec
ognition, however, 'was made by
Concluding dinner. Baron Komura
and Minister Takahira strolled on tho
wide veranda of the. hotel down past
the dining-room windows and mingled
with the curious crowd that was en
deavoring to catch a glimpse ot the
distinguished diners within. They soon
returned and entered the hotel. When
the Russians concluded dinner, they,
too, howed signs of sociability. They
first strolled into the billiard-room of
the hotel, where they remained for
some time, and then sauntered leisurely
on an Inspection tour of their surround
ings. What Language Shall They Speak?
One of the Interesting preliminary
questions to bo settled by the confer
once Is the language in which the ne
gotiations shall be concluded. Mr. Witte
speaks only French and Russian, while
Baron Rosen also has a command of
English. Both of tho Japaneso are pro
ficient In the English tongue, but Baron
Komura speaks very little French. It
is realized that. If English shall be
chosen as the medium of communica
tion, translations must be made to Mr.
, Witte. Should French be the languago
decided upon, translations will have to
be made; preferably into English, for
While there are no official statements
or predictions regarding the outcome of
the forthcoming negotiations tonight,
the prevalance of a general good feel
ing is noticeable throughout the envi
rons of the peace missions.
Xo Yielding on Indemnity.
It is. thought that at tomorrow's con
ference it may be possible to exchange
the fundamental basis on which the rep
resentatives of the two belligerent powers
may be able to come to an understanding.
It Is only after an accord on those funda
mental bases that an armistice will be
considered advantageous by both parties.
On one point the Russian delegates are
Instructed not to yield that regarding
a war Indemnity, which, it Is stated. Is
against the Russian feeling, against Rus
sian pride and against the whole history
of the country.
Arrangements have been completed for
the Initial meeting in the naval general
store at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The present programme Is that there
shall be present only the four plenipoten
tiaries and possibly a Russian and a
Japanese secretary. The other members
of the missions will remain at the Wont
The initial 'formality will bo tho ex
change of credentials. It Is fully ex
pected that these will be found mutually
satisfactory and that the envoys will
then commence their work. After de
ciding the language to be used, tho
envoys will make arrangements for the
time of meeting each day and for the
number of meetings to be held. Luncheon
will probably be served in the navy gen
eral store and it may be late In the
afternoon before the plenipotentiaries
leave the yard. Admittance to the yard
will be absolutely refused to all per
sons not officially attached to the mis
sions. Conference May 3Iodify Terms.
It Is not unlikely that several attaches
of the plenipotentiaries may be called
in the afternoon for consultation. What
ever the outcome ot the negotiations, it
la believed there will be at least two
meetings. In official circles here the
belief is "that although tonight, on the
verge of the first meeting, the two
missions appear very far from agreement,
once the plenlpotqntiarles are In the con
ference room the position of each will
be greatly modified and that they will
make an earnest effort to come to terms.
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BOSS RUEF CII
S SEVERE DEFEAT
Reform Element of Republican
Party Wins in San Fran
ISSUE IS MADE ON GRAFT
Great Vote Is Bronght Out, Many
Who Hnd Xever Voted on Such
Occasions Before Golnz
to the Polls.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. S. (Special.)
The good government forces of tho city
In today's primary election annihilated
the machine controlled by Ab Ruef. tha
city boss, and sponsor for Mayor Schmitz.
The Ught was In the Republican party,
and the reformers' element, known as the
Republic League, secured 31 delegates,
while Ruef was able to elect but 1SS.
Tho reformers will thus control the con
vention and nominate a candidate to op
pose Schmltz at tho November election.
To add to Ruef's chagrin his effort ta
break up the Democraetlo party was also
The result is of greater significance than
appears on the surface, for Ruef threw
his whole strength against the Republican
reformers. His Union Labor following ne
glected their own ticket to vote for Ruef's
Republican faction. The result Is a great
surprise. For the first time since they
secured control of the city four years
ago, Ruef and Schmltz have met with de
feat. Faith of Kuet's Followers.
It Is predicted that from now on their
followers will desert. They have reposed
a childlike faith In Ruef. bred by his re
peated successes, until they came to re
gard him as Invincible. It will require a
master effort to gather together the scat
tered lesions to continue the battle for
The reform victory was gained on the
issue of graft. Tho campaign ught was
made on the corrupt record of the ad
ministration. With the poltco depart
ment, the fire department, the street de
partment, all the office-holders ot the
City Hall and tho various branches of
local government at his back. Ruef made
a last desperate stand and lost.
The Union Labor convvntion Is tho only
one he can possibly control.
Big Vote Is Polled.
The districts north of Market street,
with the exception of three, returned a
big vote for the repudiation of the ad
ministration. Tho total vote was an
enormous one the largest ever cast at a
primary election In San Francisco. The
latest reports from the office of the Reg
istrar Indicate that the total vote for the
day was 41,000.
This great vote, compared with tho
total of 1S.181, cast in August of last year,
and a little over S0C0, the vote of May,
1904, shows that thero has been a tre
mendous awakening of tho citizens and
augurs for the final downfall and defeat
of the Ruef and Schmltz faction at tEe
election in November.
Citizens who have not voted at a pri
mary election In jpars many who had
never voted at a primary before left
their homes and their places of business
and employment and performed their
duty. Had It not been for their action
Ruef, with the organized forces he had
behind htm, would have succeeded in
capturing control of the convention.
FRANCIS COMING TO FI
HEAD OF ST. IiOTJIS EXPOSITION
OX WAY TO PORTLAND,
After Tour of Yellowstone Park, Ho
and Family Will Become Gdcsts
of President Goode.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Aug. S. (Special.-) It
became known today that David B. Fran
cis, President of the Louisiana Purchasa
Exposition, accompanied by Mrs. Francis,
two of their sons. Charles and Sidney,
and Mr. Francis private secretary, Collin
Thompson, left St. Louis Saturday over
the Burlington road for the Lewi? and
The party will spend four or five days
in making a tour through Yellowstone
Park and arrive in Portland August I,
where It will be met by President Goode.
who will ofllclally entertain It at the Ex
position. The party will probably stay
In Portland a week or ten days. Mr.
Francis having Indicated to business ai
soclates hero his expectation to be back
In St. Louis before September "L
TYPHOON KILLS HUNDREDS
Japanese Pearl-Fishing Fleet De
stroyed Off Goto Island.
VICTORIA, B. C. Aug. 8. News was
received by the steamer Kanagawa of
the loss of over i00 small vessels of
the Japanese pearling fleet off Goto
Island, 454 of over 600 men on board
being missing and believed to be
drowned. Fifteen boats with 74 men
survived tho typhoon and about 100
men reached Mejima Island. x
Boasted In Bolltop Furnace.
MORGAN, Utah. Aug. S.-A carload of
roll-top desks, consigned to a furniture
company of San Francisco, was destroyed
by Are here today. A colored man also
lost his life In the Arc. It is supposed
the man started the Are while smoking,
as he was beating his way and was in