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VOJj. XLV.- NO. 14,001.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Lewiston Excursion Cements
Friendship of the Entire
MUCH BENEFIT TO TRADE
New Significance Attached to Term
"Inland Empire" Excursionists
All. Agree Trip Most Suc
cessful Ever Taken.
'Inland Empire" is a term which has.
taken on definite meaning and color of
promise to 81 of the leading business men
of Portland during the week past Seven
days ago. before the business men's ex
cursion went into the heart of the great
wheat-producing section of Eastern Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, the designa
tion had but a poetic significance. Now,
since the trip has been made, and people
have been met and the Issues common to
the entire Columbia River country have
been discussed, the returning pilgrims
come back enthusiastic over the unlimited
and in some cases undreamed-of possibili
ties of the inland district, in the. kind
ness and generous courtesy of the hosts
found in all the cities visited.
Yesterday morning the excursion train
bearing the returning tourists reached the
city. On it were 1 tired but cheerful men,
for they knew that their mission had been
a good one, to be productive of great
benefit to themselves, to the city of their
residence, and to the entire Northwest.
Never before has there been an excursion
so well conducted, so pleasant and appar
ently so productive of future good as the
one which has just been ended. That is
the concurrent opinion of the entire ag
gregation. "Wonder, is the one term which will per
haps most adequately describe the sensa
tions of the great majority of the mem
bers of the party. Wonder at the devel
opment, at the resources, the possibilities
and the growth of the sections visited
while on the trip. Many of the men tak
ing the Journey had before visited the
country, met Its people and studied its
products, but many had not been through
the district for several years, and to them
the changes that have taken place are
l'ttle short of the marvelous, while others
saw the region for the .first time. To
these, and to all, the trip was, most pleas
ant, and from the time spent is expected
to spring as the result of the visit in
creased nelghborliness, stronger ties of
friendship, closer relations in 'a social and
a business way.
Common Ties Link Communities.
It was noted -by the visitors that their
pomlnjr had been a pleasure to the people
cf the Interior. The interest shown
brcucht forth good will and happy greet
incs and did more to dispel the old fable
of the "Portland hog" than aught else
that could have been done in months and
!n years. It was found that the efforts of
Portland and Portland business interests
in the opening of the Columbia and in
maklns: an outlet to the sea for Interior
products have been observed and appreci
ated by the Inland people, longing for an
easy and cheap means of transporting
their products to market.
The visit of the Portland men, the dis
cussion of conditions, the exhibition on
the part of the visitors of the spirit of
helpfulness and a desire to promote the
good of the entire Northwest, has done
much to draw Idaho and all the country
of the Columbia basin into closer sympa
thy with the people here. The announced
coming of the north-bank line along the
Columbia has added another band to the
union, until the time has come when it
will take but little effort and fair treat
ment to bind the two portions of the
country fast and hard In the ties of com
munitv of interest-
Governor Chamberlain voiced the chief
impression of all of the visitors when he
said yesterday the trip has shown him
that Portland was. by location and nat
ural conditions, the market-place of the
Portland Northwest Market Place.
"Nature has made all of the country
tributary." said the Governor, "from the
headwaters of the Columbia and the
Snake down the banks of the streams to
the City of Portland. Portland is the nat
ural market-place of the Columbia River
basin, and this fact was impressed on the
minds of those who have just returned
from what proved to be a most delightful
"On every hand we saw a spirit of
rnenaijness ana a wisn to help Portland
in whatever it attempted commercially
On every hand we heard expressions of a
great desire on tho part of the inhabi
tants of the Interior regions to have the
Columbia River opened from tho head of
its navigation to the sea, and the efforts
of Portland to accomplish that end havo
been and are now appreciated.
"The trip," continued the Governor,
"has cemented in a great degree the spirit
of friendliness. The Portland tourists
were Impressed by the possibilities of the
country. From Pendleton north to Lewis
ton it is the most wonderful country I
have ever seen. Wonderful lor its wheat
and Tor Its fruit of every kind. The trip
will bring good for time to come, and is
th commencement of closer and more
neighborly relations between the people of
the Inland Empire and those of Portland.
Transformation Has Taken Place.
Hugh McGuire. one of the prominent
and enthusiastic members of the party
was greatly impressed by the changes
that have been made in the country dur
ing the past few years.
"Having been through the country 14 or
13 years ago. said Mr. McGuire. "I was
more than surprised at the changes and
the great development that has come with
the years. So great has been the change
that I could hardly believe it "was the
same country visited by me some years
"The trip will be of untold benefit to
Portland. It was very enjoyable, and I
am confident In saying it was the best
thing ever done by the Portland business
men. It has broucht the business men
of the two sections closer together. It is
the beginning of still more friendly rela
"The open river and the part Portland
took in the construction of the Portage
road and In behalf of the Celllo Canal
were the first things that drew the people
of the inland country close to the peoplo
t Portland. The Exposition brought the
two districts still closer together, and
now the north-bank route of the Northern
Pacific is promising still more friendly re
"There Is a desire on the part of the
Inland Empire people to treat with Port
land," continued Mr. McGuire. "The way
is now open, and if good, business men
are sent into the district to treat with the
people. It will be possible to secure a large
share of the business in a great many
lines. It will be impossible to compete
with Spokane on some classes of goods,
on account of the rates, but there Is much
business to be secured throughout the
basin by Portland merchants.
Appreciation of Open River.
"The effect of the trip will be felt In
the establishment of good feeling be
tween Portland and Interior business
men," said President H. M. Cake, of the
Portland Commercial Club, yesterday.
"Business will be increased by the ac-
qual nances formed on the trip. The best
result "will come from the fact that the
people of the cities visited recognize tho
good feeling Portland has toward them
and the interest taken here in whatever
effort is made for the upbuilding of the
"Surprise was manifested..? t the growth
and the resources of the country. The
definite knowledge of what is to be found
there now and what will be developed
with the years will, if nothing else, cause
Portland to make an effort to open the
district and assist In every way In what
will build It up and cause speedy devel
"The importance of the open river has
been brought home to those who made the
trip, and these men who have returned
are more enthusiastic and have acquired
added energy for the work that is to be
"On eery hand," continued Mr. Cake,
"the visitors were shown unusual cour
tesy. A spirit of friendliness toward Port
land is growing and can be still further
developed by added Interest ahd effort on
the part of the people here. These excur
sions are the best methods of bringing
sections closer together, and to them
should be added excursions bringing the
inland business men to Portland and then
providing for their entertainment when
once they are in the city. Business man will
thus meet business man on a footing of
friendship and in a social way, and a
spirit of comradeship and nelghborliness
will be created which will do more toward
binding the two sections of the Northwest
together In. a common interest than any
other means tnat an be devised. Such a
course will create bonds of personal friend
ship and will tie the two sections cjos.e In
friendly regard, as well as in mutual bus
Men Who Direct Business.
Tom Richardson ha words of .praise for
the excursion and for what it accom
plished, and future results to be had.
"It was the most representative excur
sion ever taken out of Portland." he said.
"Many of the men taking the trlphad a
large personal acquaintance with promi
nent men in every city, and on every hand
It was conceded that the gathering was
one of the solid men, the merchants and
those who direct things, and not a Junk
eting tour of salesmen.
"At every stopping place the members
received an ovation. At every place de
light was expressed over the efforts of
Portland In opening the Columbia River
and in asking for a deeper channel to the
sea. The day at Lewiston was the big
gest day of the fair, and'the banquet was
the happiest and the most Interesting ever
attended by Lewiston people.
"The men of the party became thor
oughly acquainted, and the visit was ap
preciated by the men of the Inland Em
pire. It is ndw seen by them that the
men of Portland are all working hand In
hand with the men of the Columbia River
country for the development and the good
of the entire Northwest. The trip has
brought the sections closer together ih'
harmony and In common interest, and
will have much to do with future xork
These opinions are but reflections of the
Ideas and Impressions brought back by
every members of the party, all of whom
place great weight upon the benefit that
will be derived in the future by the en
tire Northwest from the business men's
LOUBET GOES TO SPUN
BRILLIANT THRONG BIDS FARE
WELL AT PARIS.
"Wreath "Will Be Laid on Grave of
Alfonso XII Before Recep
tion by Ills Son.
PARIS. Oct. 22. President Loubet left
Paris for Madrid this afternoon, accom
panled by Premier Rouvier, to return the
recent visit to France of King Alfonso.
The departure from the Orleans station
was made the occasion of an enthusiastic
demonstration by enormous crowds. On
the platform was a brilliant assemblage
of people, including all the members of
the Cabinet, or their representatives, the
presidents of the Senate and Chamber of
Deputies and distinguished military onr
cers. as well as many Spanlrti residents
of Paris. The Presidential train left
amidst sustained cheering and a salute
by a guard of honor.
At all the stations on the way to the
frontier there were crowds and provln
clal authorities, who greeted the Presi
dent with Intermingled cheers for France
and Spain. There was an official reccp
tlon at the frontier town of Irun, where
a special mlsisJon in behalf of King Al
fonso met and welcomed the President.
The President will continue his Journey
through tho night and will arrive at the
Escurlal at noon tomorrow, where -he will
place a wreath on the grave of King Al
fovso XII. Ho will then .proceed to the
caV.tal. where he will be received In state
at the railroad station by King Alfonso,
ALL OVER EXCEPT
McCIellan Is Sure to Be Re
Elected Mayor of New
IVINS' CHANCE IS NOTHING
Republican Candidate Is Unknown
"When Nominated Hearst Would
Resign In Stokes Favor.
Jerome Second Place.
NEW YORK. Oct. 21. (Special.)
With all the tickets In the field, it
seems clear to an unprejudiced on
looker that Mayor George B. McCIellan
will be re-elected by a majority of
anywhere from 100,000 an.
It is all over but the shouting. W. M.
Ivlns is a nice old gentleman, but he
has as go.od a chance of winning over
the Mayor as a one-legged man'would
have of "defeating a Great Northern
flyer in a race from Portland to St.
Who is Ivlns? Why. he is the Repub
lican nominee for Mayor. And out in
Oregon you know as much about him
as we do right here in New York.
When Charles E. Hughes, the gas
inquisitor, declined to be made the
scapegoat. Ivlns was trotted out. and
his nomination caused a most -peculiar
Incident in which the so-called Repub
lican leaders figured.
Ivlns n Bead One.
The committee to fill vacancies met
at the Republican Club, and. when the
members filed out. they found the po
litical reporters of five papers waiting
to see them.
"Do anything, Billy?" one of them
asked County Chairman William Hal
pln. "Yes, sir," was the emphatic reply,
"we've got a candidate forsMayor. and
he's accepted. He's a winner, too."
"Who is her
"William M. Ivlns."
"Who's William M. Ivina?" repeated
"Why, you boys all know him." re
plied. Mr. Halpln, with a laugh. "He
was counsel to the Fassctt committee,
and -as big a man then as Hughea is
now. Was City Chamberlain, too, under
Mayors Copper and Hewitt."
There was a moments silence, men
one of the reporters said slowly:
"I .think I remember hearing my
grandfather talk of a man named Ivlns.
But grandfather Is dead long, long ago.
Say. Halpln, you arc stringing us.
Ivlns Is dead, too."
But Halpln assured them he was telling
the truth, and later let them look at the
It Is an actual fact that Mr. Ivlns Is
practically unknown to the rank and file
of tlu voters In New York City. In 1SS0
Edward Cooper was elected Mayor of
New York City. In 16S3 Abram S. Hewitt
defeated Henry George and Theodore
Roosevelt In a' three-handed fight, under
these two Democratic city administrations
Mr. Ivins served as City Chamberlain
The Fassctt committee was appointed by
the Legislature in 1E31 to Investigate con
ditions In New York City. Mr. Halpln,
says that Mr. Ivlns was the counsel. No
one here will deny It. for nobody knows.
The fact was that the Fassett committee
accomplished practically nothing, and It
la doubtful If the names of any of tne-
members are remembered by any except
their mo6t Intimate friends.
Mr. Ivins has been a Republican since
the flrtt McKinlcy campaign. He has
never taken any part in politics, but has
devoted himself to admiralty law, a de
lightful occupation which, although re
munerative, gives one the opportunity to
live the life of a hermit.
" For Cits Controller, vacant because of
the declination of Richard Young, who
was nominated' despite his protest, the
committee has named Charles- E. Teale,
of Brooklyn. Mr. Teale Is an estimable
gentleman and quite successful In his
chosen avocation that of a tailor. Wheth
er he could cut the city's bills as well as
he can cul broadcloth Is a question of
which the voters are believed to entertain
grave doubts. Mr. Teale's character is
O. K.: so is his Republicanism, but he Is
hardlv the man to be chief financial om
ccr of the greatest city In the United
Breakfast Food Candidate.
The Municipal Ownership ticket, which
haB Anally been launched, is very strong
in the organization. The League had
three favorite sons, and they are all on
the city ticket. Representative William
Randolph Hearst heads It for Mayor, ex
State Senator John Ford is the candidate
for Controller, while J. G. Phelps Stokes
is running for President of the Board of
Aldermen. Mr. Stakes, who married Rose
PKtor. the "cigarette girl of the Uhctto.
bnd tho distinction of being nominated In
the most unique speech on record. It
wa made by John Martin, who said:
"He (Mr. Stokes) is as famous as though
he were a patent medicine or a breakfast
food, although in a more honorable way.
It cannot be denied that the Municipal
ownership people have Injected all the life
there Is Into the campaign. Ex-United
States Marshal Lou Payn, a lifelong Re
publican, described the situation today In
"The Hearst people have the enthusi
asm, Tammany has the votes, and tho
Republicans have that r-c-m-o-r-s-c feel
It was Mr. Payn. by the way. who rot
off a clever bon mot a day or two before
Ivlns was prevailed upon to run. Some
body remarked he had heard that State
Senator Elsburg was going to take the
nomination for Mayor.
"Elsburc going to -take a nomination V
growl e3 Payn. "He be better off ir ne n
take typhoid fever."
The Hearst people are going around
making all sorts of wild predictions as to
the vote their candidates win receive.
Some of them figure that the ticket will
be elected. Nobody outside of the elect
can figure It that way. They remember
the fate that in the past has overtaken
men who pinned their faith on the labor
Phelps Stokes Hearst's Heir.
An Interesting story is afloat explaining
the activity of J. G. Phelps Stokes, the
breakfast food candidate," as his ene
mies are calling him. He expects to be
elected, and then to have Mr. Hearst re
sign in his favor. It is an open secret
that the Congressman doesn't care to be
Mayor, but Is only trying to defeat Tam
many. At one time he was much Im
pressed with the Idea, but a close friend
put the situation plainly before him in
You would have to be at the City Hall
every day from 9 to A," he said; "preside
over boards of estimate, hearings on bills.
make speeches at cornerstone layings.
and all sorts of things like that, that
would bore you to death. You , would bo
compelled to do these things, and you sim
ply would not do them. The result would
be that, when your term was up. while
your personal honesty would be unques
tioned, you would be the most cordially
hated man In New York City."
This had never struck Mr. Hearst be
fore, but he admitted that there was a
good deal of truth in It. Still the situa
tion was such that he absolutely had to
run for Mayor, and he did.
Were he elected, he could resign, and
the president of the Board of Aldermen
would serve out the unexpired term. It
Is believed that this has been promised to
And he Is happy, for all It Is necessary
for him to do Is to elect Mr. Hearst-und
himself, Induce the former tostand by
his pledge, and Ros-Pastvr becomes the
lady Mayoress. . "
Tcrome Enjoys Independence.
William Travers Jerome Is running on
his Independent ticket for District At
torney, and is perfectly happy. Tammany
refused to nominate him. and so did the
Republicans. The Hearst people offered
to put him on .their ticket, but he re
fused "for personal reasons." The Tam-
many candidate, who will undoubtedly
be elected. Is James W. Osborno. the ex
Asslstant District Attorney, who has at
tained distinction In many famous mur
der trials in the past, particularly the
Molineux case. The Republican nominee
Is ex-City Magistrate Charles O. Flam-
mer, while the Hearst candidate is Clar--
enc J. Shearn, Mr. Hearst's, wn private
A close friend of the District Attor
ney had this to say on the situation
"Mr. Jerome is not worrying one bit
over the outcome. As he says, it Is up
to the voters. The salary of the office
is only $15,000 a yjtar. and he can
make $50,000 In private practice. He
rocs very plainly iTi&X Murphy will try
to force the nomination of McCIellan
for Governor next year, but the up
state Democrats have never permitted
the selection of a Tamamny nominee
up to date, and he does not think they
will now. If Mr. Jerome makes Nany-
thlng like the race he expects, he will
be the logical candidate for the antl
Tammany men. and ought to defeat
McCIellan In the convention. Anyway,
he has clearly demonstrated his inde
pendence of party bosses, and 'will re
tire to private life happy, no matter
what the outcome may be."
McCIellan by 100,000 Plurality.
Despite the disadvantage under
which he labors of running alone. It
would surprise no one If Jerome was
second In the race. The Republican
convention turned him down under or
ders, but the rank and Qle of the
party favor him. Many Republicans are
so disgusted that they have declared
they are simply going to vote for Je
rome and let it go at that.
The normal Democratic majority in
Greater New York, when no Roosevelt
is running and when the people are
not aroused against Tammany Hall, Is
100,000 in round figures. Hearst's
strength will be almost entirely1 Demo
cratic, but the votes McCIellan loses
from that source will more than be
made up by the old line Republicans,
who are trolnc to vote the Democratic
ticket, or else stay home In sheer dis
gust. So do not bet any money on Mr.
Ivlns this year.
BUTTLE ON 11 STREET-GftR
TWO MEN" ATTACK A THIRD
Passengers Lie on the Floor While
Gar Is Run at Great Speed
on New York Street.'
NEW YORK, Oct. 22. Three men
fought a battle with pistols on an
Eighth-avenue car today and all of
them were seriously Injured. TYhilo
the fight was being waged tne car
ran at top speed for half a mile, tho
gong sounding an alarm and the pas
sengers lying flat on the floor to es-
cano the shower of bullets.
Thomas OBrlen. a truckman. Jumped
aboard the car at Thirty-first street
and clapping a revolver to the con
ductor's head, ordered him to run the
car full speed, as he was pursued by
a gang who Intended to kill him.
moment later two more men leaped on
tho car and attacked the first, all three
using revolvers. When their weapons
were emptied, they clinched and fought
with the butts or tneir pistois. Tne
car rushed along the avenue, the motor-
man pounding the gqng and the con
ductor shouting for the police, as far
as Twenty-sixth street, where several
policemen boarded It and seized the
three combatants, all of whom were
too badly injured to offer any resist
O'Brien was found to have received
a bullet in the neck. His assailants
gave the names of Harry Pang and
Thomas Sullivan. ' The former had been
shot In the neck and the latter In the
leg- and arm. The. three were taken
to a hospital.
O'Brien refused-, to explain why the
other two bal attacked .-.him,. The
police think -that -the -affair 'was the
outcome of afeu'd In a notorious West
FEM 11 CHITS
Many Orientals Leaving Old
Haunts to Preserve
WAR IS OVER GAMBLING
Highbinders From the Pacific Coast
nnd Eastern Cities Ready to
Murder at Behest of
TONG WAR'S COST TO CHINATOWN
Loss in business...... 5130,000
Decrease In population (Chinese) 1.000
Chinese afraid to visit district
each week . 1,000
Stores closed 2
Restaurants closed..'..... 5
Wounded and sent to hopsltal.. 12
NEW YORK. Oct. 22. (Special.)-Chlna-
town merchants here declare that the
many pistol and knife fights between tho
two rival Chinese societies, the On Leong
and the Hep Sing Tong. have seriously
hurt the business Interests in that dis
trlct. and they 'estimate their losses at
$150,000 In the last year. The remarkable
decrease In the, Chinese population of
Chinatown Is a. direct result of the war.
A member of the well-known Hoey fam
ily said today that not less than 100)
Chinamen had moved away from China
town, fearing they might be shot.
"Pell street is filled with Chinese gam
bling dens again," said Gin Gum, sec
retary of the Chinese Merchants As
soclatlon. "All the Chinese highbinders in
Portland. Or., San Francisco, Chicago and
Philadelphia who are not working are
now in this city loitering about China
town, ready to shoot at the order of the
new gambling clique. They are terrorix
Ing this section of the city, and we in
tend to appeal to the police to drive them
hack to the cities whence they came.
Gambling In Full Sway.
"All kinds of game are In full swing
as in the days of old, and py goq. Chi
nese policy and lottery, and fan tan are
The secretary said that Chinamen from
the surrounding country were afraid to
come to Chinatown Sunday, as formerly.
ajid that big Cninese gatherings occur
now In xsewark and Brooklyn.
"Many of the small merchants and
laundrymen from other parts of the city
fear to step a foot In Chinatown." Sec
retary Gum remarked. "Several Innocent
bystanders were killed in the fights, and
the news spread quickly among my coun
At IS Pell street one of the busiest
buildings In Chinatown in normal times.
a restaurant has been shut down on ac
count of the Tong fight. Two other eat
ing places, at 10 Doyers street and 5
Mott street, have closed for the same
reason. Grocery stores at 101-2 Pell and
28 Mott street have discontinued business
James Wang, a, leading member of the
Hep Sing, of which Mock Duck is leader.
Alliance AYHh Dr. Parkhurst.
"The attack of the On Leong Tong on
our organization was prompted by gam
bllng. An On Leong Tong man. well
known to every one In the district, was
the collector of protection money for the
police. Bach week he received In pay
ment In total about 3003.
"July 28 last year the Hep Sing Tong
made an arrangement with Dr. Parkhurst
and his society to drive the Chinese gam
blers out of the district. The wholesale
raids which followed caused the attack
from Tom Lee's gang. The police were
with the On Leong Tong, and whenever
one of their Chinese strong-arm men got
into trouble the police would stand by
There Is a prize of 510CO offered to any
one who will kill "Mayor" Tom Lee, of
Chinatown. The aged leader of the
On Lcongers has disappeared. It Is said
that members of the Lee family have in
duced him to live secretly for a few
months In either Chicago or Washington.
He has a fine house at Rye, N. Y., and
his wealth Is put at 51.OCW.O0O.
AEROPLANE TIED TO TUG
Young Texan Startles Thousands of
New Yorkers Along North River,
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. In the North
River, off Seventy-ninth street, yesterday
afternoon. 2-1,000 New Yorkors saw one
of the most thrilling spectacles In the
history of ballooning.
From the open roadway leading to the
dock, after half a dozen ludicrous fail
ures, a rickety, creaky, fragile aeroplane
shot Into the air as If propelled from tho
muzzle of a cannon. In the center, en
meshed In piano-wire girders and guys
and a network of frail bamboo poles,
clung the aeronaut. C. K. Hamilton, a
young Texan. With hands and legs out
spread like a giant monkey, man and ma
chine went up. propelled by nothing, but
drawn with a rope attached to the stern
bltts of a tugboat, which, far out In the
river, was heading down stream as fast
as Its kicking screw could send -It.
The throng ashore held Its breath. The
aeroplane sheered and rocked like a boy's
kite in a gale. One hundred. 200. SCO feet
It soared, creaking and cracking. No
spKTcr In a broken web ey,er strove more
desperately to hold for a few minutes of
life than did Hamilton.
As the machine dived to the right the
pale-faced lad in the meshes of the aero
plane Jumped to the left, and vice versa.
Not an Instant, from the time It darted
upward from the ground until it began
slowly to settle into the waters of the
river, did that frantic battle for equilib
rium and life In the aeroplane cease.
Voices that had cheered the daring aero-
naut at the first darting In the air were
stilled. Dozens of women turned from
the sight as Hamilton weaved In and out
of his cage with the agility of a fright
When the aeroplane had reached a point
estimated at 330 feet, a ferryboat got in
tne course of the tug and compelieu tnat
craft to veer upstream. That left the
cranky thing in the air without propelling
power, and It gradually settled. As the
rope became slack It fell slowly, with a
birdlike motion, from right to loft, to the
river. Launches, sailing boats, tugboats.
rowboats. and- yachts made for the aero
plane and rescued the Texan.
"I got away with it. were his first
words, "but I'll never know just how I
"It was the most exciting experience I
have had in five years of ballooning, and
I want no more of It."
Many of those who saw yesterday's
spectacle declared they would never look
at another of Its character.
CUNLIFFE IN BITTER MOOD
Denounces Friend Who Betrayed
Him as a "Knocker.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Oct. 22. Edward G.
Cunliffe. the express robber, in a long in
terview in a local paper, denies that he
took the odd $1000 with which he Is
charged, in addition to the $100,000 pack
age, and states that his object in going
to Bridgeport. Conn., was to obtain em
ployment on ope of the oyster-boats of
the Bridgeport fleet, a plan that was frus
trated by the fact that the boats were
not working on account of some labor
He Indignantly denied that he furnished
a Bridgeport woman money to rent a flat,
saying he spent his time In reading about
and listening to comments on the robbery
Instead of roistering around the tenderloin
district. He shipped the JSO.000 In a suit
case to Bristol, he said, in care of the ex
press company, figuring on that as the
most unlikely place the detectives would
search, and when questioned as to the
511.000 still missing, evaded reply by rail
ing against the fates which led to the
discovery of the JSO.OCO.
Cunliffe- denounces James Missett. of
Bridgeport, who Informed the Plnkertons
of his whereabouts, as a "knocker." and
he said he had made preparations to skip
Immediately after meeting Miasett, but
was detained by an attack of cramps.
He vigorously denied offering Detective
Arnold 540,000, or even "40 cents," as he
put It. .
Elsenman, to whom he intrusted the
bundle containing 59500. also came in for
a scoring from Cunliffe, who concluded by
remarking "Well, they can't hang me."
For the first day In 20 years Cunliffe
has not smoked a cigarette, and he Is In
a very nervous condition tonight. The
rules of the Allegheny County Jail permit
the use of pipes and chewing tobacco by
the prisoners at certain hours, but abso
lutely prohibit cigarettes.
ENVOY FROM KING MENELIK
Abyssinian Ambassador Is on the
"Way to Washington.
NEW YORK... Oct. 22. EI-Hagg-AbduI-
lah-AH-Sadlk-PasTia. Prince of the Mo-
hommedan church. General of the Abys
sinlan army. Minister of Commerce and
envoy of Emperor Menellk to President
Roosevelt, arrived here today""on the
steamer Cedric He comes ostensibly In
regard to the new treaty of commerce
between this country and Abyssinia, but
actually his mission is to study the pos
sibilities of closer relations between his
country and the United States. He has
come to America after a stay In Berlin,
Paris and London.
Menellk Is especially Interested in the
United States and has already given a
home for a Legation at Adls-Ababa, the
capital, in case this country cares to
establish one. The Pasha speaks no Eu
ropean language and travels with an In
terpreter. On the steamer he wore Euro
pean costume, save for a red fez. but as
soon as he reached his hotel here he
donned an Oriental costume of wonder
ful colorings and wore a turban.
After two hours of prayer the Abys
sinian envoy wont for a drive, then re
turned to the hotel, where he held an in
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. G3
titer minimum. 38 desr.
TODAY'S Increasing- cloudiness, followed by
shower; cooler: soutneny winas.
President Ttoosevelt and party enjoy dip in
salt water at St. Augustine. ia. rage a
McCIellan's TO-electlon as Major of New York
a certainty. Pace I.
Tatt and Bryan may lead hosts In the Presl
dentlal campaign. Pace 2.
New German customs tariffs show an enor
mous Increase. Page 3.
President Loubet goes on a visit to King Al
fons at Madrid. Fa 1.
Railroad strike paralyxes seven of main llnea
out of Moscow. KUisIa. Page 5.
Minister Irishman appeals to the Porte in case
of naturalized Turkish subject. Page 3.
Tone war in New York Chinatown causes
(treat terror among the Orientate. Page 1
Three men have battle with revolvers on New
York, street-car. Pace 1.
Fall River cotton operatives refuse compro-
rn!e offered them. Page 2.
Six of nine men In a launch on the Delaware
drowned In collision wun a barge. Page -i
Catboat on the Hudoon run down in a foe;
one body is found. Page 4.
Police Commissioner Mc.Vdoo talks to " New
York's finest on corruption in high places
European markets are bare of grain; agents
making purchases. Page 1.
Professor TV. D. Bddr, of Lents, to shot and
killed in' NehaJem woods. Pase 13
Aberdeen people have gone mad over chart
varls. Page 4.
Seattle street-car safe robbed of. $300 In mnall
cnange. rage iv.
Pacific Coast scores: Portland S-2, San Fran
cisco 0-0: Seattle 4-0. Oakland 3-3; Los
Angeles 2. Tacoma 1. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinitr.
Community of interests binds the Northwest,
say the excursionists who have returned
from Lewiston. Paxc 1.
Professor Zueblin says Americans do not see
straight or think straight oa question of
moral Interest, raxe s.
Sermons in the city churches. Page 0.
George D. Collins, extradited from Victoria,
passes throush Portland en route for San
Francisco, where he Is wanted' for perjury.
growing out o: his indictment lor bl- "v
HE IN EUROPE
Foreign Agents Are Eagerly
Picking Up the Cereals
Where They Can.
GREAT NEED IN RUSSIA
Canadian Exporters Have Hccf
Getting' Possession of Crop of
British Northwest, IVhcrc
"Warehouses Are Scarce.
CHICAGO. Oct. 22. Special.) The
American grain trade is just beginning
to realize that Europe la practically bar
ren of all coarse grain supplies and is
willing to pay -whatever price Is necessary
to supply the want. Unprecedented sales
of new corn, which this year is of ex
ceptionally good quality and almost equal
to old corn for all purposes, is one of the
signs on the commercial barometer.
Sales within two days of more than
2,000.000 bushels of barley malt, at this
point alone, to say nothing of sales at
other centers, is another significant point
er. Agents of foreign houses are scouring
the markets everywhere, picking up all
available durum wheat, which is being
greedily snapped up by Europe, more espe
cially Russia, which Is woefully short of
wheat. This Is shown by the fact that
Odessa, heretofore the foremost wheat
center of Russia, is practically an empty
port this year.
The public has wondered why tho wheat
market has been quiescent while the ex
port demand for every other grain has
been booming by leaps and bounds. The
explanation Is easy. Canadian exporters
have been reaching Into the millions of
wheat in Manitoba and sending just
enough to European markets to keep the
price down until they can get possession
of the entire Northwest crop at their
Farmers of the Northwest, in undevel
oped country, havo no storage facilities!,
and must send their wheat to market. It
is going into elevators at Montreal and
other points East and on the Pacific
Coast, and when it Is ail cleaned up
prices will undoubtedly take a sensational
Jump, for Europe has no wheat and must
pay our price.
Mexican Crop Is Short.
MEXICO CITY. Oct. 22. The shortness
of the wheat crop is greater than was
estimated a few weeks ago. and millers
are looking for the entire removal of the
duty on American and Canadian wheat
by the first of next year. The city bak
ers have reduced the size of their loaves,
asserting that it is impossible to give the
same weight as formerly. There are
some stocks of wheat In the hands of
large farmers here, but not sufficient to
bring down the price which Is steadily
The price of corn Is also rising, the ad
vance being over 50 per cent, as com
pared with the prices of August. This
causes hardship among the poor. Then
Is a possibility of the duty on corn being
UNITE 10 ASSOCIATIONS
STOCKGROWERS AGREE UPON
National Livestock and American
Stockgrowers' Associations De
cide to Merge. 4
DENVER. Oct. 22. At a conference yes
terday between committees representing
the American Stockgrowers" Association
and the National Livestock Association,
an agreement was reached practically
merging the two bodies, although sep
arate organizations will be maintained
until the two organizations hold a con
vention In this city in January. The
agreement practically is to the effect
that the National Livestock Association
be changed to the National Livestock
Committee, whose membership shall be
entirely made up of producing interests,
and which shall be a general central as
sembly or 'clearing-house for all National
livestock and breeding associations, these
bodies to be co-ordinate with each other,
but under the central body.
The National Livestock Committee is
to appoint standing committees from tho
various Interests. Including the packers
and railways, these committees to be
made up with a majority of their per
sonnel actual producers. The details of
the proposition are to be worked out later
and submitted to a joint convention of
the two organizations, to be held in tills
city January DO, 1S05. The following com
mittees were appointed to attend the In
terstate Commerce Law Convention, to
be held In Chicago next week:
American Stockgrowers' Association
Murdo Mackenzie, Trinidad, Colo.; M. M.
Sherman. Kansas City: T. V. Tomlinson
and Alvin H. Sanders. Denver;, VT. V.
Gowan. Fort "Worth, and "W. E. Hughe3,
National Livestock Association W. A.
Harris. Chicago: Frank Cooper. Kansas
City: Morimer Levering. Chicago; Frank
J. Hagenbarth. Utah.
The National Livestock Association
adopted a resolution heartily indorsing
the recent utterances of President Roose
velt on the railroad question.
Denial for Astor nnd Vandcrbllt.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Oct. 22.-Tn behalf of
John Jacob Astor and Cornelius Vander
bilt. whose names were mentioned In tes
timony given at a hearing in New York
Friday, on proceedings instituted by "Wil
liam Franklin and George L. Scott against
Joseph H. Hoadley and others to recover
JS3.SO0, Lewis Cass Ledyard issued a state
ment here tonight In which it was denied
that either Mr. Vanderbilt or Colonel As
tor ever owned stock of the International
Power Company, as stated by a witness.