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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTE3E&ER 9, 1905.
PRICE FjTVE CENTS.
. B! EARTHQUAKE
Nearly 400 Killed jn
ALL CALABRIA IS SHAKEN
Disaster Strikes Whole Prov
ince at Early Morn.
PANIC SEIZES POPULATION
Several Towns and Many Villages
Reduced to Utter Ruin Known
Dead. Number 370, and
ROME, Sept S. All Italy Is suffering
from torrible depression because of the
news from the south, where one of the
worst earthquakes ever experienced oc
curred . todRy. Although the earthquake
was felt all over Calabria, and to a cer
tent in Sicily, the worst news comes
from Piz and Monteleone and from 18
vUtegos, whleh are said to have been
According to the latest news received,
37V persons have been killed and a great
number injured. It is as yet impossible
to evon estimate the property losses.
The shock was felt at 2:55 o'clock this
morning. It lasted 16 seconds at Catan
zaro and toon thereafter was feltit
Messina. Roggio. Montoloone, Martln
ano. Stefaooml. Piscophlo, Triparnl,
Zammaro, Coeaanltl. Nalda, OllvadI and
Scenes of Wild Disorder.
Scenes of IndescribalAe terror ensued.
Women aroused from their sleep rushed
half clothed into the streets, screaming
with fear, carrying their babies and
dragging along their other children, and
cutting for help on the" Madonna and the
saints. The men escaped Into the open
witn their families, all calling on their
fawriU saints for protection. The cafes
wore taken by assault by the strangely
gurbed crowds but as daylight broke
without a repetition of the earthquake
the crowd gradually melted away until
by fS o'clock the streets had almost as
sumed their normal appearance, except
in the ruined villages where the Inhabi
tants had no place to go.
Prisoners Commit Suicide.
The genoral confusion was added to by
droadful cries from the jails, where the
prisoners were beside themsolves with
fright and in numerous cases committed
Miicida, but most prisoners were kept
Troops and doctors have been hurried
to the scenes of disaster to assist in the
work of rescue and salvage. The min
istry of the Interior sent $4000 for the
relief of the destitute, and Minister of
Public Works Ferraris left for Calabria
TOWNS ENTIRELY DESTROYED
Long Tale of Dead and Wounded
and Burned Homes.
CATANZARO, Province of Calabria,
Italy, Soot. S. A vlolont earthquake at
2:55 this 'morning caused sorlous loss of
life and widespread destruction in Ca
labria. The towns of Pizzo, Monteleone
dt Calabria and Martlnano were almost
entirely destroyed. At Monteleone dl Ca
labria seven persons were "killed outright
and many were injured by the collapse of
the prison there. The Pizzo district 1
eaid to be almost entirely destroyed,
locally the shocks lasted 18 seconds
The walls of the hospital here collapsed
And some of the patients were injured
The Inhabitants of this city fled panic
stricken from their houses.
All the houses at Stefacoml have been
wrecked by the earthquake. It is feared
that 100 people are burled in the ruins.
The villages of Piscopplo and Triparnl
!have been destroyed. ,
Grave news continues to arrive from
Pizzo. Monteleone dl Calabria and Mar
tlnano, which have been almost destroyed
by the earthquake. ''There are numerous
victims. It was hoped that the district
of Nlcastro had escaped, but that also
has been seriously affected. At Martlnano
all the buildings have collapsed. Including
the barracks of the gendarmes. Six
wounded men have thus far been taken
from the ruins. There are other victims.
Troops have arrived at the scene of the
disaster to help in the work of salvage.
According to the latest telegrams re
ceived here, the earthquake caused serious
damage to houses in San Floro, where one
person was killed.
At Jonadl ten persons were killed and
At Dafflna buildings were damaged and
a number of persons- killed or wounded.
At Borgia two persons were killed and
ten wounded. Many houses collapsed.
At Girifaico houses were badly damaged,
but there was no Joss of life.
At Montauro several houses collapsed.
At OllvadI five persons were killed and
many wounded. Houses were badly dam
aged. At Nlcastro and Cortaill there was
much damage to property and many per
sons were wounded.
At Filadolfla two persons were killed.
and there were serious property losses.
At Gimlgliano there was no loss of life;
but the loss in-prpperty was considerable.
At Jacuno the shock badly. damaged
:uno tblc aho
buildings, but no one -was' killed or
At Nalda one person was killed and
several wounded and property suffered
At Martlnano there are many victims,
but the number Is unknown. ,Out of a
population of a little more than 3000,
there are. 2200 without shelter.
At Sarrastretta house? suffered consid
erably, but there were no victims.
Troops have been dispatched to the
scenes of the disaster and engineers have
been sent to Martlnano, Nalda, iGimlgli
ano and Monteleone dl Calabria,
OJPER ONE THOUSAND J
Extent of Disaster Grows as More
Particulars Are Known.
ROME, Sept. 9. (Special.) While not
definitely known, it is thought the num
ber of persons who lost their lives in the
earthquake in Calabria yesterday morning
will number 1000.
The known dead In different towns, as
taken from reports received here up to
midnight, follow: Montcleone, 347; Mlleto,
11; Stefaconlo, 300; Rlscophlo, 51; Piazzo.
4; Brattico, St. Constantine, San Leo and
CondidinI, 5J? "Splltlnga, 1; Tripanu, 62;
San Gregorlo, 65.
"When reports come from the country
districts it is feared the number will
greatly exceed 1000.
DEAD ABOUND IN VILLAGES
Some Places Entirely Destroyed and
Scores of People Killed.
MONTELEONE Dl CALABRIA, Italy.
Sept. 8. Th latest details obtainable con.
corning the damage caused In this dis
trict by the earthquake show that at
Stefaconi houses have been entirely de
stroyed, and it is estimated that a hun
dred persons were killed.
At Pisopplo ( all the houses were de
stroyed and 50 persons lost their Uvos.
At Monteleone many housos were de
stroyed, and seven persons wore killed.
At San Gregorlo C5 persons lost 'their
The village of Zammaro Is destroyed en
tirely. At MUeto 11 are dead and 200 are in
jured. At Cessanlsl almost all the houses are
destroyed. The number of dead and
wounded is not known.
The villages of Bratico, San Fco, San
Costantino and Conldonl are completely
dostroyed. The number of victims in
these places exceeds 50.
At Spllnlga one person was killed. At
Santo Nobrio there are numerous victims.
Almost all the houses in these places
which have not already collapsed threaten
to fall in ruins.
DEA.D EXCEED FOUR HUNDRED
Over 25 Villages Destroyed and
ROME, Sept 9. The newspaper this
morning' give heartrending account's of
(Concluded on Page 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY SMaxlmum temperature. 80
deg.; minimum. CO. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Showers. Variable winds, mostly
The Peace Treaty.
Japanese rioters tear dewn statue of It.
Rain and soldiers restore order. Page 1.
Attacks en churches cause regret. Page 1.
Wltte's estimate of America and Roosevelt.
Earthquake In Southern Italy kills mere
than 400 persons and destroys many towns
and villages. Page 1.
Swedish-Norwegian relations again warMk.
1 Russia. ,
Disorder at Baku subsiding, hut not yet
stepped. Page 5.
Troops pour Into disturbed district. Page s.
Universities to reopen. Page 0. -National.
President removes Printer Palmer. Page X.
Shents contracts tor housing and feeding
canal employes. Page 2.
Canal engineers consider plans. Page 2.
Army contractor and inrpecter to lit prose
cuted for fraud. Page 4.
Municipal ownership lsrae in New York cam
paign. Page 3.
Grand Army and Relief Corps elect officers.
Big flour order from China. Page 3.
Army'of tourists come to Coast. Page 3.
Revelations about New York Life Insurance
Company. Page 5.
Independent telephone line from New York
to Portland. Page S.
Printers strike 'to reach every city. Page X.
Gome between Portland and San Francisco
proves a draw. Page 7.
Seattle Is beaten by Tacema, 3 to 0. Page 7.
Oakland whips the Angels, fi to 8. Page 7.
Granite Hill miner Is killed by person leav
ing no clew. Page e.
Klamath Basin would trade with Portland.
StateLnd Board will Investigate claims of
Deschutes Irrigation Company to land
patents. Page 0.
W. J. Clark, of Marlon County, wants to be
State Printer. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
British Columbia oanners take stand against
false labels. Page IS.
Active stock buying at New York. Page -15.
Chicago wheat market strong. Page 15.
Favorable, report by mercantile agencies.
China liner Numantla lifted on drydock.
Wheat shipment to California by sailer.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions, 20;S51. Page 10.
California day at the Exposition today.
All the editors hit the Trail. Page 10.
Coney Island syndicate seeks to buy the
Forestry building. Page 10. V
Portland and Vicinity.
Reform is the theme of General Klllfeather.
Republican have confidence in the love
least, rage iq.
C. Sam Smith, Sheriff of Crook County, and
Lir. jrsner inuiciea ior auempung to in
timidate witnesses in land-fraud cases.
Divorce court breaks record for one day.
Millenlal dawn believers are holding con--ference.
Hopgrowers not brightened, by the bears.
H6o Hoo ready for Its great concatenation.
Judge Hunt's ruling will permit Heney to
Introduce evidence previously shut out.
Carriers adopt the minority report on the
insurance xrature ana place names -In
nomination tor the oificerc. Page L.
STATU E OP ITO
Tokio Mob SJidws Anger at
, of Japan-
DISHONORED IN STREETS
Japanese Capital Becomes Quiet Un
der Influence of Rain and Mar
tial Law Attacks on the
TOKIO, Sept. S. Following an anti
peace meeting atKobe last night, a crowd
estimated at 100 "went to the Mlnatogawa
Temple, where a statue to Marquis Ito
had been recently erected, attached a
rope to the statue, hauled it from Its
pedestal and dragged it through the
Crowds then charged three police, boxes,
where there was some fighting. This
was followed by much excitement and
Official dispatches Indicate that the sit
uation Is not serious. The police report
one rioter killed, one badly wounded and
CO arrests in the Honjo and Fakagwa
districts since midnight.
PEACE RESTORED IX CAPITAL
Attacks on Christians and Foreigners
TOKIO. Sept- S. At noon the city is
quiet. Complete reports from metropol
itan and outlying districts indicate that
there was no disorder throughout the
night or early morning. The quietness of
the night is ascribed to a heavy rain,
which scattered the crowds, although the
presence of military guards is having a
beneficial effect. The street-car service
has been suspended at night, and the sus
pension will continue" while there is dan
ger of the destruction of cars.
Tho government has suspended a total
of Ave- newspapers, and it is expected
that publication of othera will be "pre
vented. It Is predicted that trouble will occur
tpnlght, providing the weather Is favor
able, although many believe hat the
most serious part of the disturbance is
over, unless an accidental clash with the
military, resulting In bloodshed, occurs.
The government has not Indicated its
intention regarding tho .summoning of a
special session otAhe Diet, but It Is be
lieved that a call will soon be issued.
Reject Attacks on Churches.
Government officials and the better
class of Japanese" citizens are expressing
keen regret over the attacks on Christian
churches. They explain that the affair
was the result of local conditions, and
does not Indicate a serious anti-foreign or
anti-Christian feeling. They say that
there has been local feollng over the re
fusal of native Christians to contribute
to temple subscriptions,- and their efforts
to secure the closing of business houses
on Sunday. Many declare that native Sal
vationists addressing a meeting in the
Asakusa. district started the trouble by
rebuking thecrown for acts of violence.
It was reported last night that a -mob
Intended to attack the Catholic cathedral
at TsuklJU but no demonstration was
Some Regret Peace Conference.
Foreigners in Tokio generally are con
cerned over the situation. Some elomonts
continue to express regret that Japan
consented to the Portsmouth conference.
but there Is no indication that the sonti
mont Is coneral.
Preparations are progressing to present
claims to the government for the foreign
church property which has been de
The members of the Harrlman party
local programme for their entertainment.
TOKIO, Sept. S. (9 P. M.) The city la
ORDER FR03I GENERAL SAKUMO
Instructions to People and Troops
for Keeping Order.
TOKIO. Sent. 7 f5 P. TA Hon oral
Sakumo,. Commander-in-Chief of the
iumu gurrcsou, nos issuca mo I0110W
Br lmDerl&l ordinance. I har H ...
thorlzed to suppress the disorder la Tokle and
Its vicinity and maintain peaee and order la
the ?ame localltr. Judrlnr bv the
to date, numerous people a&et-mbled at several
places la tne last mverai days, a ad during
this period rlotout acta, such as the burning
of government propertiea and Chrluian
churches and destroying cans, occurred. These
acts are aeemea to be the outcome of tenv
norarv excitement, without calm MmMmiiM
but every measure will now be taken to atop
I have therefore clveh tha fsllnvlnr lnm
tlons to the force under my eoxnmaad, that
It will be necessary that every peraon be
cauUoned to this effect, and that they be ad
vlted to prudtntly warn and guide their de-
penaenus to ooey una order, and so prevent
recurrence or the extension of riotous acts.
Thoos riot enrared. In unlawful art -
be warned to desiat from assembling on the
streets, lest tney incur aoroe untoreeeen acci
In ordering the dispersal of crowds And stop
ping nana, we iroops win oe required to ct
so br verbal orders. In cim voM ar nf
fectual. they will give i warning by flring
blink cartridges. Should the Tu-MMtdlnr mni.
ure prove Ineffectual, they will then resort.
10 ut aciuaj we ox arms as & uai mearur.
,IiAW IS REGAINING CONTROL
Military Commander Takes Steps to
TOKIO. Sept. 7. 9 P. M.)-(Delayed In
-transmission. strong influences are
working toward calming popular ex
citement asa checking the rioting.
Tho opinion is expressed tonight that
the worst violence has passed and
that conditions will speedily mend.
General Sakumo, who assumed
charge ofjhe capital today, under tho
authority of the exigency ordinance,
has in his proclamation created a good
impression owing to the conciliatory
tone in which it is expressed and its
note of firmness m declaring that tho
soldiery will resort to extreme meas
ures If forced to do so. He has re
frained from making a heavy display
of military force In the clt having
only detailed guards to preserve or
der, holding tho main garrison of re
serves at tho barracks, whence he will
call them only when forced to do so.
Tho municipality has also greatly
relieved the situation by canceling a
mass meeting called at HIbaya Park,
which is the rallying ground for all
elements of disorder. Political lead
ers are counseling the people to re
main quiet, and aro conferring with
calling of a special session of the
the government, urging the speedy,
diet Many believe that the Issuance
of the summons for tho special ses
sion of the diet will fully restore tran
quillity among the public Tho report
that trouble has spread at Chlba, 40
miles distant from Tokio, has been
It seems certain that the police sta
tion was destroyed, but the destruc
tion df the Prefectoral oQJco and
courthouse Is not confirmed.
Japnnese representatives of the As
sociated Press who have been watch
ing the rioting report that the char
acter of the crowds has changed ma
terially of late. They say that earlier
In the trouble thousands of responsi
ble citizens joined in the rioting, but
that now the crowd is largely formed
from tho disreputable classes, stu
dents and young rowdies.
The day has been quiet in Tokio.
and no trouble is expected tonight. A
heavy rain began to fall at dusk,
which drove the majority off the
streets and in doors.
MOB BURNED STREET - CARS
Particulars of Wednesday's Riot, In
Which Six Were Killed.
TOKIO. Sept. 6. (4:30 P. M.)-(Dclayed
In transmission.) The city was quiet
throughout the day. although there was,
excitement ana intensity oi leeung every
where manifested, vrslghtfall brought a
verification of the predicted trouble.
Streets in the center of town began filling
at dark. The first disturbance occurred
in the vicinity of the residence
of Minister of Home Affairs Yoshlkawa.
A mob again attempted to fire the
structure. but was restrained by
the guards. Considerable roughness
and fighting followed. Menacing crowds
gathered in the neighborhood of the Met
ropolitan police headquarters. They re
frained from attack on account of the
presence of a strong police reserve.
The passage df streetcars through the
crowded streets angererthe people, and
tney began attacking and destroying cars.
They drove off the crews and passengers
and set fire to the cars. Ten large cars
wero spedlly destroyed. Later an out
break occurred In the Kanda district of
tho city, where a fire was started.
Because of popular enmity, tersely di
rected toward the nollhe. street natrols
have been withdrawn, a- d the police have
neon centered at the dangerous oolnts. I
Tnr trlthrimvrnl nf tVin ru.rwt . - l.ft T?-i
. . . v . uir lull ilie
streets unguarded ana has irfvcn license
to much minor disorder.
up to tonight the nt'aiber of arrests ;
totals suj. Tney arc on c.$irsos. generally
oi noting ana mciun riots. The Bar
risters' Association has resolved to de
iena an arrested free of charge. The
number of persons known to have been
killed thus ar Is six.
CAIiU DIET TO RESTORE PEACE
Ieaders.or All Parties Agree on Cure
TOKIO. Sent. T. fDolavod In trans
mission.) The leaders of all political
(Concluded on Page 5.)
NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, GRAND ARMY OF
BSBSMBia' KjSBf VSaBBBBaUsSBSalaBBBBBBBB
CORPORAL JAMES TANNER,
Corporal Jame Tanner, who was yesterday elected fcommander-ln-Chlef of -tho
.Grand Army of the Republic, at Its National convention In Denver, Ut one of the
mosUy widely known, of all the old Civil Wat veterans He came to the present
encampment the avowed candidate of the NewYork delegation, and his election la
a tribute paid for long and dlllgnt servlee In the Interests of the old soldiers.
He volunteered as a private soldier In the Elgnty-oeventh New York. In Septem
ber, Jssl. when only 17 years of age. His eerrtce covered the battles of th Pen
insula and Pope's campaign.' and the aecesd battle of Bull Run. where he was
severely wounded by an exploding he!L necessitating the amputation of both
" Htjplaed the Grand Army la February, and ever since that Ume has been
a constant worker for the welfare of the organization. Among other things he
founljtfthe first soldiers home In New York State by subscriptions raised through
hfe'perooaal efforts, and then went before the Legislature and succeeded In pass
ing a bill providing for Its maintenance. "
His Interest jn the Grand Army has been an abiding one. In 30 years' he has
not miMed a National encampment. Fornany years he was & member of the com
mittee on pension. Always a spokesman tor that bedy before the committees of
Congress, be stamped aU individuality upon much of tho pension legislation which
has been enacted.
He has leryed ln the capacity of department commander In the State of New
York, and a Judge Advocate-General on the staffs of Commander-in-Chief "Wels
ser and Black. In April. 1004. -ho was appointed Register oi Wills of tho Dis
trict of Columbia by President Roosevelt. .. ..
Insurance Feature Calls for
.long Discussion by
CANDIDATES ' FOR OFFICE
Three in, Nomination for President,
Tvro, for Vice-President Rival
Cities Combine for tho
NAMES AUK, SUBMITTED.
Kpmtnatlens for officers of the Na
tional Association of Letter-Carrlers:
. Tor President.
G. "W. Davison. St. Louis, Mo.
- M. A. Fitzgerald, New York. N. T.
J. D. Holland. Boston. Mass.
E. J. Galnor, Muncle. Ind.
C Trleber. San Francisco, CaL
E. J. Cantwell, Brooklyn, X. T.
For Treasurer. -G.
7. BwtterfleM. Bay City. Mich.
D. J. Geary, Chicago, 111.
A. MacDonald. Grand Rapids. Mich.
For Executive Board.
J. Clark. Rochester, N. Y.
J. G. Curd. Paducah. Ky.
1. T. Finnan. Btoemlngton. III. .
J. Gallagher. Jersey City, X. J.
J. M. Larkln. Milwaukee. "Wis.
A. C MeFariand, Des Moines. la. .
R. G. Malcolm. Duluth, Minn.
RT F. Qulnn. Philadelphia. Pa.
C Teoso. Dayton. O.
F. S. Trafton. Cleveland, O.
G. B. "WlHkelman. Washington, D. C
Committee on Constitution and Laws.
J. Carty. Ithaca, N. Y.
T. V. Craven. New Orleans, La.
J. G. Curd. Paducah, Ky.
W. T. EIHngton. Augusta. Ga.
C. L. Farrlngton. Peoria. Illrx
F. Heffelflnger. Los Angeles. CaL
H. "YV. Lehman. Omaha. Neb.
J. a Reynolds. York. Pa.
J. SReerk. Portland, Or.
L. SchmWt. Qulncy. HI.
J. xvi Shuff. Allegheny, Pa.
A. G. Stains, AHoena, Pa.
For Trustee M. B. A.
S. A. Graham. Kansas City. Mo.
C M. O'Brien. Cleveland. O.
Chief Collector M. B. A.
YV". Dunn. Nashville. Tenn.
Member Board of Directors Retire
J. T. Mugavln. Cincinnati. O.
For Convention City.
Atlantic City, N. J. i
Aftor one of the most heated arid pro
longed discussions which has occurred
during the present convention the Na
tfonal Association of Letter-Carriers last
night voted to advance the rates of tho
Mutual Benefit Association.' the Insurance
branch of the organization, in accordance
with the plan submitted In the minority
report of the committee. The new
schedule Is an increase of 80 per cent
over the rates now in force, an Increase
of 100 per cent over the old rates, and
an Increase of 250 per cent over the rates
originally adopted by the organization, j
The chansro in the rates of the Mutual
Benefit Association Kas been regarded
throughout the entire session as the
most Important business up for consid
eration. For two days a committee of
1 members considered the proposition.
and being unable to agree handed In
majority and minority reports yesterday
afternoon. The minority report, which
was accepted last night, although pro
viding for much higher Insurance rates
than are now In force was not so great
an advance as that stipulated in the re
port of tho majority.
Supports Minority Contention.
The evening's session opened with a
speech by Charles O'Brien, of Cleveland,
supporting- the minority contention. In
the four-hour open discussion which fol
lowed Me was aided by Carl "Wilson, of
West Bay City. Mich., while Charles H.
Beavls. of Detroit, and Samuel Graham.-!
of Kansas City, Mo., led the fight forthe
All agreed that some advance was
necessary In the present rates, but thera
was a wide divergence of opinion on how
great the advance should be. It was
claimed that the majority scheme pro
vided such high rates that old members
would bo forced out of the society and
young men would seek the old-line In
surance companies rather than Join. To
offset this Mr. Beavls contended that tho
minority scale would only do as a tem
porary expedient. This was admitted
to a certain extent by all speakers and it
is probable that another change will have
to be made at the end of a period of 20
or 25 years.
Nominees Put Up.
The report of the nominating commit
tees showed that the fight for the presi
dency has now narrowed down to three
men G. W. Davison, of St. Louis; M. A.
Fitzgerald, of New York City, and J. D.
Holland, of Boston. Each of these candi
dates has a large support among the
delegations and the competition will be
very close in the election this morning.
It Is conceded that no candidate will re
ceive a majority of votes on the first
ballot, and, as the candidate receiving
the lowest vote is forced out of the con
test, the election will depend upon the
way In which the supporters of the elimi
nated candidate swing their votes. It
seems to be Just about an event break
at present. There Is no agreement be
tween any of the factions and each is
fighting to win.
Great surprise was shown among the
delegates when James Keller, the present
president, declined to bo considered a
candidate for re-election. Mr. Keller has
occupied the prealdent's chair for four
years and has many friends who desired
to seo him again accept the office, After
his speech of declination he was tendered
a hearty ovation by the convention. It
is thought that a large part of his sup
port will go to Holland, who was also
helped by the withdrawal of Geary of
Chicago, although the latter's following
Is divided among the three candidates
who are still In the field.
Contest of Cities.
What city will entertain the convention
next year Is almost as doubtful a ques
tion as that of the presidency. Atlantic
City. Canton. Minneapolis and Chatta
nooga are all candidates for this honor.
The last named place has no delegation
here working for it, simply sendlnga
written Invitation and Is practically out
of the race. A representative from each
city will be given five minutes in which
to set forth his claims before & vote is
The morning- session was taken up
largely wltbtdlscusalon of the some mat
ter that came up In the evening, Jed by the
same speakers. For a time It seemed
that the majority plan would be adopted
and the tide was not turned until the
In the afternoon the letter-carriers pa
raded the main streets of the city, led
by their own band arid followed by auto
mobiles occupied .by the members of the
I.etter-C$rrlers at the Fair.
The letter-carriers were received with
open arms at the Lewis and "Clark Ex
position yesterday. The popularity of the
letter-carrier is proverbial, as his com
ing Is anxiously awaited dolly by millions
of people, but his reception at the Expo
sition yesterday proves that his presence
Is always welcome, whether or not he
carries with him the mall of Uncle Sam. "
Tho letter-carriers, after parading
through the downtown streets, arrived at
tho Lewis and Clark, -Exposition about 2
o'clock In the afternoon. They marched
through the grounds, direct to the Audi
torium, where their exercises were held.
The Denver and the St. .Louis Letter-Carriers
Bands furnished the music for the
Given Tremendous Ovation.
As they marched through the Expos!
tlon grounds "they were given a tremen
dous ovation. The Exposition has been
the scene of many ovations, but somehow
yesterday the spectators seemed to ap
plaud & little bit louder and a little more
warmly than ever before." The letter-car
riers were greatly pleased over their re-
The exercises jit Letter-Carriers' day
were held In4fre Auditorium immediately
upon the breaking up of the parade. Pres
ident Keller presided over the ceremonies
and introduced the speakers. He spoke
very highly both of President Coode and
Governor Chamberlain, who addressed the
audience. He said President Goode de
served a great deal of credit, because of
his untiring, efforts to make the Fair a
success. He also said that the Exposition
had been so excellently managed because
of the great executive ability. He said
that Governor Chamberlain was a man
beloved by alL and said he was only too
proud- to call him bis friend.
Both President Goode, who. was the first
to be introduced, and Governor Chamber
lain delivered brief addresses. President
Goode said many nice things about the
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' 15 DEGAPlTftTE
PromptNPunishment jor Disp x
faeying Order Given by
. .." ' President.
DISMISSED BY TELEGRAPH
Falmer Proceeded With Case Against
Bleketts and Hay in pefiance of
President Rickctts Ap
OYSTER BAY. 2C. Y Sept. S. (Spe
cial.) President Roosevelt this afternoon
summarily removed from office Public
Printer F. V?. Palmer, at Washington,
"because Palmer flagrantly disobeyed a
Presidential command.- The President
issued an order several days ago sepa
rating Palmer from his Job on September
15. and. but for the'" Public Printer's dis
obedience, he would have been allowed
to hold on until that time.
Last Monday, when tho President or
dered Palmer's removal, he directed him
to proceed no further with the Rlcketts
and Hay case. In violation of this order.
Palmer, on Tuesday, issued notice to
Rlcketts and Hay that he -would 'hear
their case on Saturday, September 0, in
stead of Tuesday.
So soon as the President learned the
facts, he directed the Instant dismissal
of Palmer and the temporary appoint
ment-of Rlcketts to fill the vacancy.
WIRES REMOVAL- OF PALMER
President Acts Summarily When
Palmer Ignores Ills Order.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. Sept. 3. Presi
dent Ropsevelt this afternoon took sum
mary action In the case of Frank TV".
Palmer, Public Printer, and head of the
Government Printing-Office at "Washing
ton, by remOTlng him from office.
Last Monday tlwJPres!dent directed Mr.
Palmer to send to him his resignation, to
take effect on September 15. At the same
time he directed him not to take any
further action In the coses of Oscar J.
Rlcketts. foreman of printing, and L. C
Hay, a division foreman in the Govern
ment Prlnting-Offlce, whose resignations
Mr. Palmer had requested.
Mr. Palmer had given Rlcketts and Ha
until Tuesday to show cause in writing
why the charges he had made against
them should not be operative In removing
them from their positions In the event of
their failure to resign. He was, there
fore, removed from office by telegraph,
and directed to turn overthe Government
Printing Office to Foreman Rlcketts..
The latter appointment Is believed to be
temporary. The President has not yet
determined whom he may appoint as suc
cessor to Mr. Palmer.
ARMOUR DEXIES JURISDICTION
Says His Car Line Is Xot Common
WASHINGTON;, Sept. 8. The Armour
Car Lines today filed with the Interstate
Commerce Commission a denial that the
Commission has any Jurisdiction over its
refrigeration charges, taking a position
Identical with that of the Santa Fe Re
frigerator Despatch, that It is not, a com
mon carrier, and is not the agent of a
Northwestern Rural Carriers.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. S. Rural carriers appointed:
Oregon Frcewater, route .2, Dennlc V.
Sweeney, carrier: Jack IC Hudson sub
stitute. Oregon City, route 2.' David F.'
Whitman, carrier; William T. Smith, subT
Washington Rochester, route 1, Wil
liam J. Begg. carrier; Margaret Begg.
Lyman H. Mason has been appointed'
postmaster at Ferry, Wash., vice George
Investigate South American Trade.
OYSTER BAY, Septr- S. It was an
nounced by the President today that
Judge William L. Penfield, Solicitor for
the Department, had been designated to
mako an Investigation of the trade rela
tions between countries of South Amer
ica and those of Europe, with a view to
Improving America's commerce with coun
tries lying to the south of the United,
WITTE VIEWS ROOSEVELT
Russian Statesman's Sigh Estimate
of American President.
BERLIN, Sept. 8. In a private letter
received here Mr. Witte expresses the
following' opinion of President Roosevelt
"From . a moral standpoint the Presi
dent of the United States Is a statesman
of large caliber. Born In a time when
politicians. are more children of their cen
tury than their history, he owes his high
position, which he fills more worthily
every day, exclusively to his personal
qualities as revealed in actions requiring
decision, tact and clear vision. The
world recognizes this.
"When one speaks - with President
Roosevelt, he charms through-" the ele
vation of his thoughts and through that
transparent philosophy which permeates
his Judgment. He has an ideal and
strives for higher acts than a common
place existence presents.
"In the stubborn struggles of our day
men like Mr. Roosevelt have no leisure,
for- they are soldiers who cannot he rt
liaved from the dinger. Unej