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YOL. XLV.-NO. 13,955.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TERMS IP PEACE
n Startles World
PLAYS GENEROUS VICTOR
Gives Half Sakhalin Without
Asking a Dollar,
ENEMIES BECOME FRIENDS
Czar's Ultimatum M-t by Withdrawal
of Disputed Demands Wltte,
Stunned by Success, Gives
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 29. The
long and bloody -war between Japan and
Russia Is ended. The terms of peace
were agreed upon by Mr. Wltte and
Baron Komura at the session of tho con-
tufu, the position occupied by Oyama,
should be ceded to Japan. Both sides,
once the deadlock was broken, wanted a
"Just and lasting" peace, and In that re
spect it was decided to practically ' neu
tralize Sakhalin, each country binding
itself not to fortify Its half of the Island,
and Japan assuming an obligation not to
fortify La Perouse Strait, between isak
halln and Hokkaido, which would bar
Russia's commercial route to the Pacific.
Commercial Privileges Given.
The plenipotentiaries went further. They
decided to add a new clause In the nature
of a broad provision for mutual commer
cial privileges, by which each country will
socur to the other the benefit of the
"most favored nation" clause and "the
open door." The new treaty therefore
will be a. wonderfully friendly document,
of a character almost to raise the suspi
cion that the two countries have not ne
gotiated peace, but have concluded the
basis of a future alliance. There Is, how
ever, no evidence, as rumored, that any
secret clauses are to be appended to the
Before leaving the conference building,
the envoys exchanged felicitations with
the President at Oyster Bay. Both Baron
Komura and Mr. Wltte telegraphed. The
former confined himself to apprising Mr.
Roosevelt of. the conditions upon which
peace had been concluded. Mr. Wltte
frankly laid his tribute at the President's
foot. In his message he said:
Roosevelt Gets Hie Glory.
"History will ascribe to you the glory."
and added the expression of Russia's hear
ty appreciation of the President's ' gen
erous initiative." Mr. Roosevelt replied
with words of thanks.
WILD SCENES OF REJOICING
Wcntworth Hotel Full of Cheering
PORTSMOUTH. X. H., Aug. 29. Peace
in the Far East has come with the same
Was Preparing for Final Effort
When Welcome Mes
TERMS ASKED AND AGREED UPON
Terms Asked. Dispose Of.
Russia to pay Japan her entire war ex- Withdrawn.
penses (estimated at 5S00.O00.O00).
Russia to cede island of Sakhalin to
Russia codes southern half
and retains northern half. Nei
ther nation to fortify Island or
Granted as regards railroad
The cession of the Russian leases to the
Uaotung Peninsula, comprising Port
Arthur and Dalny.
The evacuation of the entire province Granted,
of Manchuria, the retrocession to China
of any privileges Russia may have in the
province and the recognition by Russia
of the principle of the "open door."
The cession to Japan of the Chinese
Eastern Railway below Harbin, the main south of Changtufu.
line through Northern Manchuria to
Vladivostok to remain Russian property.
The recognition of the Japanese protec
torate over Corea.
The grant of Ashing right in Siberia
northward from Vladivostok.
The rellnquishmbnt tx .Japan Of .-.tho
Russian warships interned In neutral
'Finally, a limitation In the naval Withdrawn,
strength of Russia In Far Eastern waters.
ference this morning, and this afternoon
I preliminary arrangements for an armls-
Itice were concluded and the actual work
of framing the "treaty of Portsmouth"
was, by mutual agreement, turned over
to Mr. De Martens, Russia's great Inter
national lawyer, and Mr. Dennlson, who
for 25 years has acted as the legal ad
viser of the Japanese Foreign Office. The
I treaty is expected to be completed by the
lend of the week.
This happy conclusion of the confer- j
lence, which a week ago would have been j
Ishipwrecked had it not been for the
leroic intercession of President Roose
velt, was sudden and dramatic. For the
sake of peace, Japan, with the magnan
imity of a victor, at the last moment
fielded everything still In issue. Russia
refused to budge from the ultimatum
iperor Nicholas had given to President
toosevelt through Ambassador Meyer.
Jo Indemnity under any guise, but an
lgreement to divide Sakhalin and relm
jurse Japan for the maintenance of prls
jners were his last words. They had
een repeatedly reiterated in Mr. Wltte's
Instructions and in compliance with, a re
quest for a written reply to the Japanese
Lompromise proposal of last Wednesday,
hey were delivered to Baron Komura
! his morning. Mr. Wltte went to the
bonference declaring that he was power
less to change the dot of an "1" or the
ross of a "t" in his Instructions. Em
peror Nicholas' word had been given not
nly to him but to President Roosevelt,
Ihe head of a foreign state.
Japan's Action Stuns "Wltte.
When Baron Komura, therefore, .first
ffered the new basis of compromise out
ined in the Associated Press dispatches
Est night (the complete renunciation of
demnlty, coupled with a proposition for
e redemption of Sakhalin at a price to
Ie fixed by a mixed tribunal consisting
f representatives of the neutral powers,
fact, if not in words, the solution
fered by the President), Mr. Wltte again
?turned a non possumus. Itwas what
Ir. Wltte termed in his Interview with
:e Associated Press "the psychological
loment." Mr. Wltte did not flinch. He
ired a rupture, and, as he expressed it
fterward, ho was stunned by what hap-
I Baron Komura gave way on all the dis-
Hed points. With the prescience that
s enabled the Japanese to gauge the
tentai process of their -adversaries on
30 field of battle and upon the sea, they
id realized In advance that peace could
obtained in no other way. They had
larned their srovernment. President
loosevelt had also, it is believed, advised
j-pan that it was hetter to meet the
lusslan position than to take the re
tonslbllly of continuing the war for the
brpose of collecting tribute. The Mikado,
the advice of the Cabinet and Elder
talesmen, yesterday had sanctioned the
ml concession. When Baron Komura
ilded, the rest was mere child's play.
Other Terms Easily Settled.
Urticles 10 and 11 (Interned warships and
Ee limitation of Russia's sea power In
Far East) were withdrawn. Japan
treed that only that portion of the Chi-
jse Eastern Railroad south of Chanr
dramatic suddenness with which the war
began. Scarcely more startling was the
news of Togo's midnight attack upon the
Russian fleet at Port Arthur than a brief
bulletin telephoned to the hotel from the
navy-yard at 12:30 today saying that the
plenipotentiaries had reached an agree
ment and were proceeding to the clabo
ration of a treaty.
In the expectation that a bulletin would
be sent after the morning session, the
correspondents assembled about the tele
phone station soon after noon. Anxiously
they waited, in the fear that the news
which came would tell of a break In the
negotiations. Just at 12:30 the telephone
rang, and there was a rush from all sides
of the lobby. It was Mr. Korosto
vetz at the navy-yard, with the official
"At the session of August 29," dictated
Mr. Korostovetz, "the conference arrives
at a complete agreement on all the ques
Here there was a sudden break, then a
cheer, and In a moment the whole lobby
was the scene of the wildest enthusiasm.
It was with the greatest difficulty that
the words of the bulletin, "and It has
been decided to proceed to the elaboration
of a treaty," were heard. No one was
left except the man at the telephone to
take it. There was a rush for the tele
graph office near by to flash the good tld
lngs around the world. From all the
verandas and corridors the crowd surged
Into the hotel to hear the news.
The other two events of the day were
the arrival at the hotel of the respective
missions. First came the Russians, Mr,
Wltte and Baron de Rosen, returning to
the hotel for luncheon. Their ovation oc
curred on the veranda of their apart
ments, -which are In the wing of the ho
tel. Impatiently the crowd awaited the
coming of the Japanese, who remained
at tho yard and did not reach the hotel
until evening. In the meantime, however.
the crowd was preparing to give them
great welcome. The enthusiasm for Japan
doubled the moment it became known
that it was through the concession that
Baron Komura. made this afternoon the
peace of Portsmouth was possible.
Great Ovation to Wltte.
ahc news tnai peace naa DC en con
eluded had preceded tie Russian olenl
potentlarles, and scenes tof wild rejoicing
have never before been witnessed in the
State of New Hampshire such as greeted
them upon their arrival at the hotel. Mr.
Wltte, dazed at the sudden and happy
termination of the conference, was fairly
overcome by the tremendous ovation he
received. He could only express his grat
itude by shaking the hands of everybody
and. In response to the volley of ques
tlons fired at him as to the terms, mur
"We pay not a kopeck and we get half
of Sakhalin." Later, in his room, when
he had partially recovered himself, he
declared that he could not have dreamed
of such a victory- That he regards It as
a diplomatic .triumph of the first magnl
tude he makes no attempt to conceal, and
that is the general verdict here tonight.
The Russians are overjoyed as to the
"We ;have had our Liaoyangs and Muk
Concludd oa Pax 3J
IEW5 II SURPRISE
ROSPECT LOOKED BLACK
When About to Appeal for Kaiser's
Aid on Behalf of Arbitration,
Ho Is Informed of the
OYSTER BAY, I I Aug. 29. In his
library at Sagamoro Hill, President
Roosevelt shortly before 1 o'clook this
afternoon received the announcement
that the Russian and Japanese plenipo
tentiaries at Portsmouth had reached
an agreement and would proceed at
onco to conclude terms of a treaty of
The announcement was expected to
day. The President at no time during
the negotiations had abandoned hope
of a successful Issue of the conference,
but. he had realized more clearly than
any other one man In the world the
enormous difficulties which confronted
the envoys In their deliberations. While
he had not for a moment relaxed his
earnest -efforts to induce the conferees
to continue their discussions with a
vler to securing a basis of agreement,
he had felt for 4S hours that the task
he had set for hlmsolf in the interest
of humanity and civilization was well
nigh hopeless. The President's final
appeals to St. Petersburg and to Toklo
had been made. No response had been
received from the Orient, but from
Peterhof palace had come in Emperor
Nicholas' own words Russia's ultima
turn: "Not a kopeck of Indemnity, not a
verst of territory."
Heady for Iast Appeal.
The situation looked blaok indeed.
The President, however, did not despair.
With the final terms of the Japanese
.government, as soon as they should be
received from Japan's Emperor, he had
determined to seek the aid of Emperor
"William of Germany In 'support of his
proposition that the warring powers
submit their points of difference to the
arbitrament of an impartial tribunal
Arbitration, In one form or another,
had been the President's solution of
the difficulty ever since the differences.
seemingly irreconcilable by the envoys.
had arisen. To this proposition Japan
had acceded. With the powerful Influ
ence of the- German Emperor at" Peter
hof enlisted. It was hoped that the
ground of objection might be cut from
beneath the foet of Emperor Nicholas.
Phis was to be President Roosevelt'
supreme effort to insure "a just and
The President's thoughts of this final
appeal wore Interrupted by the tinkle
of the bell of the telephone, .oh" his
desk. Mr. Loeb, secretary of the Presi
dent, who was engaged with him at
the moment on the peace negotiations.
answered the call.
News Comes as Surprise.
"What," he eagerly Inquired, as the
message was given him.
The message was repeated. He mani
fested so muoh excitement and Incred
ulity that the President Inquired:
"What Is itr -
"It is announced by the Associated
Press in an official bulletin from
Portsmouth," replied Secretary Loeb,
"that the plenipotentiaries have agreed
on all points of difference and will pro
ceed at once to negotiate a treaty of
"That is fine splendid!" exclaimed
the President. "But." as a doubt passed
through his mind "do you think It Is
"It Is a perfectly definite statement,"
Mr. Loeb responded.
"Good! Good!" the President 'declared.
News Officially Confirmed.
Official confirmation of the historic
tidings reached the President at 2:20
o'clock In a cipher dispatch from Ports
mouth. By authority and at the request
of Baron Komura, the chief envoy of
Japan, the dispatch stated:
"The plenipotentiaries of Japan bve
withdrawn their claim for reimburse- I
ment of war expenses and an agree
ment has been reached for the partition
of the Island of Sakhalin. All main
points have been definitely settled. The
plcnlpotentlarics will now proceed with
the discussion of details."
Shortly after the receipt of this mes
sage, the full Assocalted Press report
of the conference at Portsmouth Inci
dent to the announcement of the news.
Including Mr. Wltte's statement of tho
adjustment of the dffficultles by the
conferees, was received at the execu
tive offices and carried- by a special
messenger to President .ttooseveir. at
his home.. He read the account with
deep Interest. ,
Triumph for Humanity.
While the President did not seek to
conceal his profound gratification that
the conference had reached an agree
ment, he said he was obliged, In tho
circumstances, to refrain from any for-
mel expression regarding the work ac
complished until he should have been
informed "fully as to details. It can be
said, however, that ho feels that the
successful Issue of the conference is a
Si-eat triumph for humanity and civili
zation. Such public expression as he
may make regarding the work of the
conference will be announced after he
shall have had opportunity carefully to
Throughout this little bayalde village,
among the friends and neighbors of the
President, his Interest in all the proceed
lngs at. Portsmouth has been keenly ap
preciated. The news of the agreement
went through the town with magical
rapidity. Business practically was sus
pended for a time,-and the people assem
bled In groups here and there to discuss
the unexpected news.
It Is regarded here as likely that the
first important work of the conferees, now
that a general agreement has been
reached on the points of difference, will
be the framing of a protocol declaring
an urmlFtlce and providing for the return
of prisoners. The negotiation of a per
manent treaty of peace, a subject of grave
concern to both powers and to the civ
ilized world generally, will be watched
ulth profound Interest.
Reception to Envoys at Finish.
At the conclusion of their labors in the
Washington conference, the plenipoten
tiaries of both Russia and Japan will be
received by President Roosevert, cither at
Sagamore Hill or at the White House.
At that reception there probably will be
some notable utterances.
Throughout the late afternoon and eve
ning, messages of congratulation by tho
score poured in upon tho President from
people both In America and Europe. The
great part he has played In bringing about
the success of the conference and In pro
moting the Interests of civilization Is rec
ognized throughout the world, as is Indi
cated by the cordiality and wide range
covered by the congratulatory dispatches.
None of these messages was made public.
Envoys Lead Congratulations.
Late tonight President Roosevelt re
ceived the following telegram from the
Portsmouth. N. H., Au. 20.
The rrealient: We have the honor to In
form you taxi we have reached an agreement
with the- plenipotentiaries of Japan. To you
history will award the glory of bavins taken
R TO C
WILL 51 OPEN
Treaty Establishes Great Prin
ciple of Secretary Hay's
COREA -OPEN TO AMERICA
the generous Initiative In bringing about this
conference, whom labors will now probably re
sult In establishing a peace honorable to
both W. WITTE.
To this telegram the President sent. the
Oyster Bay, August 29.
Wltte and Rosen, Portsmouth, ". II. : I
cannot too strongly express my congratula
tions to you and to the entire civilized world
upon the agreement reached between you and
the plenipotentiaries of Japan and upon the
fact that thereby peace has been secured Just
and honorable to both aides.
A sktJHar response was sent by the
PjSdent In reply to the dispatch re
ceived this afternoon from Baron Ko
mura. President Roosevelt said tonight that In
the near future he expected to make, a
formal statement regarding the work of
the Washington conference. He felt it
would not be wise for him. to Issue such
a statement at ;hls time.
It can be said, however, that the Pres
ident regards his work incident to the
conference as qulto as Important from
the standpoint of humanity and civiliza
tion as -that In which any President of
the United States ever was engaged. The
President, It may be said authoritatively,
appealed for peace, not only to Emperor
Nicholas, but also to the Japanese gov
ernment. As heretofore explained In these
dispatches, these appeals, while made di
rectly to the Emperors of the warring
powers, were transmitted also to the en
voys of the respective governments at
Portsmouth, In order to preserve the form
of diplomatic etiquette and avoid any pos
sibility of giving offense.
The President's desire to secure peace
was so strong that he brought to bear
every partlclef the. power he wicjdi'to
prevent a rupture of the conference.. That
his efforts were crowned with success was
due In a measure to the sincere desire of
both belligerents for peace and to the
magnanimity of the conferees.
State Department's View of Results
to United States All Nations
Unite in Declaring Treaty
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. News of
the agreement of the peace plcnlpoten
tlarles at Portsmouth was received here
with surprise, for, while the official
mind had been In a measure prepared
for a successful outcome of the con
ference by the statements contained In
the Associated Press dispatches from
Portsmouth last night, no such speedy
action was anticipated. Following
closely upon the press bulletins an
nouncing the agreement came a mes
sage to Acting Secretary of State Loo
mis from Third Assistant Secretary
Peirce at Portsmouth, which may be
consequently regarded as official. In
"Russian and Japanese plenipoten
tiaries agreed upon terms of peace."
Two facts appeared clearly upon the
announcement of the news, first that
the State Department officials had
never entertained any doubt that the
conference would reach an agreement,
anJ. second, that the militant branches
of the Government, the Army and Navy
people, were as fully confident that the
war would continue indefinitely and to
the point of exhaustion of one of the
combatants. Now that an agreement
has been reached, however, both
branches of tho Government service ex
perience a feeling of rlief.
The State Department realizes
great victory In having- secured beyond
any question the open door in Manchu
rla. which was so dear to the heart
of the late Secretary Hay. The terrlto
rial Integrity of China seems also as
sured. and with the restortlon of the
vast Manohurlan provinces to the con
trol of the Present Emperor of Chinsi
and the Dowager Empress it is fel
here that there is an end for all time
of Insidious foreign aggressions upon
Chinese soil. With Corea under a Jap
ancse protectorate, developing its great
natural resources, and all opened to
American exploitation on even terms
with other nations, a large Increase in
the foreign market open to our pro
ducts is expected.
For Its part, the Navy will be re
lleved of the tedious and expensive
patrol which It has been maintaining In
the Prillpplnes ever since the beginning
of hostlities to guard against the vio
lation of neutrality by the belligerents.
Also It will be relieved of the necessity
of guarding the Russian Interned ships.
These ships may now, it Is understood.
start for their homo ports, although
some repairs may be necessary before
they may be regarded as seaworthy.
Secretary Bonaparte expressed great
satisfaction at the news that peace -was
said to be assured.
Certainly it was the first exclamation of
one of Russia's principal bankers, who
was expecting a different outcome. That
Russia would not have to pay any in
demnity was at first scarcely believable.
The Berlin stock exchange had been pre
pared for news of a rupture of the nego
tiations and for consequent disorder In
There was animation at the Russian
Embassy until late tonight. Tho Ambas
sador Count Ostcn-Sacken, had gone .out
of town with the Countess, who. for a
long time, has been seriously HI, but the
staff of the Embassy received callers and
their congratulations on what, from a
diplomatic point of view, seemed a re
markable Russian success, yet Japan was
regarded as having won all she sought
for, even in Imagination, before the war
began; as having gained opportunities for
the tranquil development of the extensive
territory on the mainland, and as having
won a position in respect to the Western
powers that will make them extremely
civil to her hereafter.
BRITONS ARE Alili ASTOUNDED
IS'ow Be Made Public.
LONDON. Aug. The result of the
peace conference at Portsmouth will not
bo generally known In London and other
parts of England until this morning. The
bare r.nnouncement that the plenipoten
tiaries had reached an accord on all
points appeared In the very last editions
of the evening papers, and the terms will
reach the public for the -first time through
this morning's papers. All persons promt
nent In political circles are out of town
and therefore It is Impossible to obtain
anything like a consensus of public opln
ion other than as represented by the lead
ing morning newspapers.
The Associated Press conveyed .the
first information to the Foreign Office,
where Sir Eric Barrington, represent
ing Foreign Secretary Lansdowne, ex
pressed profound astonishment and said
this was the first Intimation the gov
ernment had received.
'Sir Eric's first expression after he
had been handed the report of the As
sociated Press, was:
The Foreign Office, according to Sir
Eric, had no idea Japan intended to
agree on all points. The Associated
Press understands, however, that it was
well known in official quarters here
that Japan W03 so anxious tq make a
good impression on the world that she
was ready to make extraordinary con
Sir Eric Barrington also Informed the
Associated Press that the Anglo-Japanese
treaty was released by the an
nouncement ot tne decision ot . tne
Portsmouth conference, but that the
terms would not be given out till the
government had boen officially notified
of the result of the peace conference.
The Associated Press also conveyed
the first information to Lord Lans
downe. -who was Jit his country seat in
Ireland, and to the other Cabinet Mln
Isters. w-ho are absent in different parts
of the" United Kingdom and on the con
Baron Hayashi. the Japanese Minister,
also received the first information from
the Associated Press. The Minister was
at his country home, where he was seen
by the Associated Press correspondent.
"I got my first intimation of the result
TRIUMPH POR ROOSEVELT.
Germany Says He Is First Figure In
BERLIN, Aug. 29. Japan has won a
great moral victory. Russia a great diplo
matic one and President Roosevelt has
become the first figure In International
statesmanship. That is what Berlin
thinks of the result of the Portsmouth
The Foreign Office says unreservedly
that without the President's personal ex
ertions, supported by his unique position
and the power of the United States, peace
would not have been attained, and that
Germany and the whole world will bene
fit by tho statesmanship shown by the
Washington Government. The Foreign
rmr nrtrnnwlfdsres the eenerosltv and.
mOuerauon OL jupau tuiu ma oicaunu
spirit of the Russian government.
Astonishment at the result was felt by
the Foreign Office, as it was everywhere
else the Associated Press made Inquiries.
SUMMARY OF CHARGES MADE AGAINST W. M. LADD AS ADMINISTRATOR
OF A. H. JOHNSON ESTATE
That ho has been unfaithful to his trust, and has neglected It, to the Injury of the beneficiaries of the estate;
that he claims certain rights In the estate -which are Inimical to their Interests, and 'which, are Incompatible with a
strict and Impartial performance of his duties as administrator.
That A- H. Johnson, on January 25. 1SS4, when about to die, deeded to W. M. Ladd. as trustee, property worth
$422,100, "upon the trust only that he shall apply the net proceeds of sales and Incumbrances to the reduction. of the
lawful Indebtedness of A. H. Johnson." The Indebtedness that -was to be paid off by the trustee Included 51E3.123.&4
to Ladd & Tllton, and 37 other claims of $77,451.07, a total of J266.609.01.
That W. M. Ladd, as trustee, failed to fulfill the duties and obligations imposed upon him, made no effort to
satisfy the indebtedness of the estate from the trust property, but on the other hand allowed the claims against
the estate. Including the $189,000 claim of Ladd & Tllton, to be filed against the remaining property of the estate not
included in the trustj which was appraised at $370,452.27.
That W. M. Ladd, as administrator and trustee, has been acting solely In the interests of Ladd & Tllton, a firm
"engaged in a general banking business, chiefly in loaning money at the highest rate of interest permitted by law."
That he has not Included In his inventory of the estate the trust property appraised at $422,100; that he claims
Indebtedness still remains against the estate, only a small portion having been paid, and that at & great sacrifice
and after expensive and unnecessary litigation.
That the estate under the administration has steadily diminished In value.
That valuable farms in Washington County have been operated by him at a loss.
That unless a "competent and trustworthy person" Is appointed to manage the estate, "the Indebtedness and
accruing Interest thereon, coupled with the manipulations, neglect and mismanagement of the administrator, will
soon absorb what remains of u.e estate."
That he has had control of the trust property 11 years without an accounting.
That he has operated the Reedvllle farm at a loss of $5310.72, when the farm; It properly managed and operated.
Is capable- of producing great profits. '
That a part of the assets, a City of Portland warrant worth $250. was appraised as of no value whatever m his
inventory; that he sold the warrant for $200. and credited It 'to his account, and deducted the amount from the bal
ance chargable against him as administrator.
That ho failed to include in his Inventory $4 accounts due the estate, amounting to $14,000.
The petitioners ask that he be compelled to make his final report, that he be removed, and that some "com
petent and trustworthy person" be 'appointed administrator of the estate.
OUST W. lift. UDD
5 THE PETITION
Administrator of A. H. Johnson
Estate Is Charged With
Breach of Trust.
HEIRS ASK HIS REMOVAL1
Contention Is That Valuable Estate
Is .Mismanaged and Terms of
Trust Deed Violated in
His Own Interest.
CHARGES MADE THAT ESTATE
HAS DWINDLED IX A'ALUE.
The petitioners in the matter of
the estate of A. II. Johnson, de
ceased, aet forth that under the ad
ministration of Wllllairt Ladd the
estate has dwindled In value.
It should be remembered that the
property to be administered does not -Include
the property appraised at -$442,100.
deeded to William Ladd as
trustee, but only the residue of the
estate. The following figures are com
piled from the statements of the
petitioners, who quote them from the
Value of the estate at vari
September 3. 1S0S.
June 27. 1800
April 27. 1000
December 1. 1001
December 10, 1003
August 25, 1004
March 23. 1005
. 04.0 IS. 14
Attorneys acting: for the heirs of the
late A. H. Johnson, filed a petition yes
terday in the County Court asking for the
removal of W. M. Ladd, as administrator.
Charges are made that he has been un
faithful to his trust, that he sustains per
sonal relations with the estate and that
he claims certain rlghs therein which are
Inconsistent with a strict and impartial
performance of his duties as administra
tor. A. H. Johnson, whose estate is thus
thrown into litigation, was a prominent
citizen of Portland. Johnson street and
addition to this city being named for.
him. He accumulated a fortune In. the
moat business and was one of, the foun
ders of the Union Meat Companyv In
judicious investment In real estate his
fortune grew to such large proportions
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 68 I
dec: minimum. 5U. Precipitation, v.uz oi
TODAY'S Probably showers. Winds mostly
The Teace Conference.
Acreement reached through concessions of
Japan, rage J-
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America secures open door toy treaty.
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Pacific Coast League scores: Portland 1.
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Body of Henry Wolf found In creelc near
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Pertl&Bd and VIciaity.
Petition, to remove administrator and attor
ney for estate heard by Judge Webster.
William Ladd is sued by heirs of Johnson
estate, who demand bis removal as ad
ministrator and ask & final accounting.
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Educators of note spesAc at -Co pgr tw la
PROPERTY OF A. JJ. JOTTNSOX
DEEDED TO W. 31. LADD
Appraised value of real estate
deeded to W. M. Ladd as
trustee. August. 1S04 $384,250
270 shares of stock In Union
Meat Company also deeded
to W. M. Ladd as trustee,
appraised at 37.650
According to the trust, the follow-.
ing claims were to be paid by W. M.
Claims of Ladd & Tllton. .J189.12S.94
37 other claims.... 77,841.07
Excess of appraised value
over claims $135,400.99
This table Is complied from state
ments made In the petition filed In
the County Court.
that when he died In 1KH its total ap
praised value was $792,000. Against this
there was an indebtedness of 5266,000. W
M. Ladd sustains a dual relation toward
the estate that of trustee for property
deeded to him by Mr. Johnson before his
death, and also that of administrator,
having been appointed to that responsible
position in 1S9S. In both positions, the
petitioners allege that instead of admin
istering the property for the benefit ot
the creditors and heirs he has acted sole
ly In the interests of the banking firm of
Ladd & Tllton to which Mr. Johnson was
Indebted at the time of his death to the
amount of $159,000. The petitioners C. N.
Johnson, T. M. Dunbar and J. B. HIbbard.
represented by H. H. RIddell, as attorney,
ask that he be required to file his final
account, that he be removed and his let
ters of administration be revoked, and
CONDITION OF THE A. H. JOHN
" SON ESTATE IN 1894.
Total appraised value $702,552.27
Claim of Ladd & Tllton... $189,128.94
Claims of 37 other creditors 77,481.07
Excess of assets over lia
This table Is complied from state
ments set forth in the petition filed
In the County Court.
that some "competent and trustworthy
person" be appointed administrator of the
estate The petitioners are acting for the
following heirs, all of whom are more or
less well known throughout different
parts of Oregon and California: C. X.
Johnson, at present Mayor of Forest
Grove, in this state, is a son; Stephen M..
Arthur Rj, and H. B. Johnson, the latter
of California, are also sons, while his
daughters are Mrs. Thomas N. Dunbar,
Mrs. May Wyllie and Mrs. HIbbard, of
Portland, and Mrs. Mary Parkhurst, of
California, while Mrs. Sadie Johnson, of
Portland. Is a daughter-in-law. In addi
tion there are numerous grandchildren
and other heirs.
Deeds Property to William Ladd.
On January 23, 1594, A. H. Johnson was
seized with a mortal illness. At that
time the value of his estate was $792,000
and he had debts- of $266,000, according to
the petitioners. On- that day he executed
ax.cludjd Pais JJL