Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 26, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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Ronalds Gave Nearly a Million
to Miss Blake.
Strange Contest Follows Death of
Aged and Wealthy Father of
American Coaching Miss
Blake Denies Charge.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. Suit -was begun
today by Reginald Ronalds, .son of Pierre
Lorlllard Ronalds, "the Father of Coach
ing In America," who died In this city
October 22, to recover property valued
at nearly a million dollars -which had
toeen deeded by the cider Ronalds to Miss
Elizabeth 27. Blake. The papers served
on Miss Blake allege that valuable par
cels of real estate had been delivered
to her by Pierre Lorillard Ronalds be
cause she had led him to believe that
tho act was In obedience to the com
mands of -spirits .of his deceased rela
tives. The papers were executed in
ICovomber 1901.
Pierre Lorillard Ronalds was 79 years
of age. Miss Blake says for the past
jiineteon years she had been as a daugh
ter to the old man, he affection com
forting his declining -days, and that dur
ing all that time he had been with her
constantly. On his trips abroad, she
says, she was constantly by his side. Tho
widow of Mr. Ronalds Is at present liv
ing abroad, where she has made her
home since the separation from her hus
band In 16S7. She is known In British
and continental society.
The complaint of Reginald Ronalds as
serts that at the time the deeds were
executed the old man was Incompetent
to manage his affairs and without suf
ficient intelligence to comprehend or
understand the effect of the documents
Miss. Blake, in an interview tonight, de
nied that she had sought to obtain or
exercise any undue Influence over Ron
alds and also that .she was or ever pro
fessed to be a. spiritualist. She said
she had received no income from the
property deeded to her .and did not even
know where the property is located. She
had been told that the income would be
deposited in a bank to her credit, to be
handed to her after the death of Mr.
Ronalds, to whom she said she was first
introduced by her parents, who were
Intimate friends of Mr. Ronalds while
he was living at Barlow, N. Y. She
said that during the 19 years in which
she , was acquainted with Mr. Ronalds
she was also on most friendly terms
with his sons, Reginald and Pierre Lorll
lard .Ronalds. Jr.
The property which is in contention
is -in the down town section of New
Careless Minister Discovers Mistake
When He Goes to File '
Prospective rural bridegrooms fre
quently apply at the license department
of -the City Auditor's office for marriage
licenses, oblivious to the fact, in their
excess pf Joy, that the County Clark, at
the Courthouse is the proper person from
whom to secure the coveted document.
Tuesday a verdant-looking couple pre
sented themselves at the license counter
in the City Hall and. timidly asked for
a license, without specifying any particular-
kind. Deputy Auditor Pierce
was on duty and it being during the rush
hours, was exceedingly strenous. Owing
to the activity of the Poundmaster late
ly there has been an unusual demand for
dog licenses, and without stopping to
consider the matter. Pierce hurriedly
Issued one of this kind and turned his
attention to the next applicant.
The couple sought the services of a
minister, and after the divine had
joined them in holy wedlock, was handed
the paper purporting to be the license.
This he thrust Into his pocket as a mat
tor of course without perusal, took his
iee and repaired to the County Clark's
office to record the instrument, when the'
startling discovery was made that the
couple had been married on a dog license.
Agitated beyond expression, the rever
end gentleman promptly apprised Deputy
Pierce of the situation, and the latter
started off post naste to locate the cou
ple. About midnight they were un
earthed in an obscure downtown room
ing house.
Deputy City Auditor "V. S. Lotan has
returned from a ten days' vacation tour
of the Sound cities, and is again at his
"VV. B. Jerome, general agent of the
New York Central lines, will reach Port
land about the middle of next week, on
his annual tour of Inspection of the con
dition of the company offices throughout
the Northwest.
C. A. CogswelJ, who is considered one
of the most active members of the Exec
utive Board, returned yesterday from a.
trip through Southeastern Oregon In time
to participate lh the deliberations of the
body in connection with the Irvington
District sewer bond matter.
Judge George H. Williams has so far
recovered from a severe attack of a cold
and congestion of the lungs, contracted
while -attending a banquet at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition, that ho is able
to be around in his library. Judge Wil
liams left his bed, to which he had been
confined, yesterday. Dr. A. S. Nichols,
the Judge's physician, says his patient has
so far recovered that he Is no longer in
need Pf medical attendance.
NEW YORK, Oct 25. (Special.) North
western people registereQ at New York
hotels today as follows:
From Portland C. A. Morden, at the
Marlborough; L. Swctland, at the-'Vic
Ftom Seattle F. W. Baker, at the Na
varre; D. L. Deanley, Mrs. W. F. Foster,
J. Gor,t and 'wife, at the Astor.
CHICAGO. Oct 2S.-SpecIal.)-Oregon-ians
registered today as follows:
Auditorium H. 6. Gordon, F. Woolsey.
f Sherman House J. F. Meyers, Portland.
Morrison S. W. .Crowell, Oregon.
Xaiserhof W. B. Silsbee and -Rife, Ore
gon. 3reat Northern F. T. Kelley and wife,
Baker City.
CharRtd with assault with Intent to kill Zack PangM-ei;. Georjce Mitchell Pap
pajanakeR will be arra!g;nd In the Municipal Court tomorrow morning, lie waa
captured In the North-End district at 3 o'clock yesterday morning by Captain
Bailey. Sergeant Taylor, Tellcemen Price. Johnson. O'Brien. "Vllon and Gaa
sctt. He was locked up Immediately. .
"When the case was called yesterday morning. A. Wajter "Wolfe appeared
as counsel for the defendant, and requested that Friday be' set as the date for
arraignment. This was granted.
Pappajanakes Is the Greek who disappeared so mysteriously under the docks
at the foot of Washington street, after llrlng a shot from a Revolver at Pan
gares. In the latter oyster parlors at 102 Fourth street, last week.
Pappajanakes quarreled with Pan ga res over the sale of & restaurant In As
toria, thinking he was being beaten out of his just portion of the proceeds. After
he shot Pangares he fled and was followed by a small army of citizens and offi
cers, but evaded them all by running under the docks. From there no trace of
him wpi found until his whereabouts was reroaled to the police' by friendly
Greeks. He had been In hiding at Fourth and Ankeny streets, where food had
been carried him by a friend. This was what betrayed him.
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agitators who try to incite them to deeds
of violence.
Czar Shut In by. Strike.
The Czar himself Is a victim of the rail
road strike and the situation In which he
is placed well Illustrates the difficulty the
government may have to face. Nicholas
is shut up at Peterhof, and, as no trains
can be run, it is Impossible for him to
return to the city.. Communication with
his Ministers is carried on by messengers
on horseback. Should an emergency arise
calling for the sudden moving of a large
force of soldiers to Peterhof, it would
be difficult to get thorn there in quick
The tie-up on the railroads has come
as a great blow to thousands of citizens.
Because of the threatening situation mans
of them would leave the country, but It
Is impossible to do so. Hundreds left the
city In carriages and by using other slow
vehicles, but the danger of traveling
through the country where there are
threats of agrarian outbreaks at any
time has deterred many others from mak
ing the attempt.
A strike of all telegraph operators has
been decided upon to begin Saturday, and.
ir it Is inaugurated. St. Petersburg and
other cities will be cut off from all com
munication with the world.
Fighting: Jn Southern Cities.
This condition of affairs Is not confined
to St. Petersburg. In other large centers
the situation is as bad as or worse than
here. Moscow and Warsaw have been
cut off fromall communication with the
outside world just as completely as has
SL Petersburg. From both these cities
come reports of fighting and clashes be
tween the people and soldiers.
At Riga a state .of anarchy exists. Many
persons have been killed in conflicts with
soldiers, and the soldiers appear prac
tically helpless. At Odessa a general tie
up of all roads running Into the city is
expected. Men on the entire system have
joined In the movement and traffic on Its
lines is suspended.
La Grippe Tkrice Cared.
"I have had the grip three different
times," says Mrs. Thomas Cleland, of Al
liance, Ohio, and was left with a bad,
cough. Every time I was cured by the
use f Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and
I can not speak too highly of this valua
ble medicine' For sale by all drurctet.
Strike Extending on All Sides and
Affects All Industries.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct, 25. Over halt
of European Russia is in the grip of the
striking railroad men, and the strike con
tinues to spread rapidly In ail directions.
The roads in the Volga region are at a
standstill, and today a general strike was
proclaimed on the two remaining lines
running out of St. Petersburg. Before
tomorrow the capital is expected to be
cut off from the outside world by way
of the continent. This will also involve
the suspension of postal communication.
The League of Leagues has seized the
opportunity to come to he support of the
railroad men, and has adopted a resolu
tion In favor of a general strike of all
professions. The telegraph operators are
Joining In the movement, and the suspen
sion of, railroad traffic, it is feared, will
be followed Dy a complete obliteration of
communication between Interior points.
The situation is critical and pregnant of
all sorts of dire possibilities. The fac
tories in the' affected districts have been
forced to shut down for lack of fuel, and
.Moscow especially races not only a food
but a -water famine. Fortunately, St.
Petersburg will have communication open
through Finland.
The British Ambassador, Sir Charles
Hardlnge, who bade farewell to Emperor
Nicholas yesterday, previous to leaving
St. Petersburg on a mission in connection
with the proposed Anjrto-Russl&n under
standing, wm unabl to start for England
this morning, because no trains we re run
ning. He left later in the day by way of
Telegraphic communication between St.
Petersburg and Khartoff is broken.
Petersburg and Kharkoff Is broken.
Alexandrovia and Nevsky works struck
this 'morning.
Government Is Powerless.
The Social Democrats believe they have
the government at their mercy, since.
with the railroads stopped, the authori
ties are powerless to transport troops.
This Is all the more serious, as bloody
collisions have already been reported at
various places and a dangerous agrarian
movement has brokon out In the gov
ernment of Samara.
The strength displayed by the Social
Democrats has amazed the authorities,
who were taken quite as much by sur
prise at the evidence of their power as
they were at the time of the Gapon re
bellion. The distress In the central provinces Is
greatly Increased by the enforced suspen
sion of the famine relief work.
Prince HilKoff, the MinlsWr of Rail
roads, whose appeal to the strikers at,
Moscow were so unavailing that he could
not get an engineer to bring him to St.
Petersburg, but who, with a fireman
stoking, drove his own engine, arriving
here black and dust-begrlmed, is not
blamable for the failure of the govern
ment to keep its promises made In the
Spring to Increase the wages of tho rail
road men. That responsibility rests on
the Minister of Finance.
Students Join Railroad Men.
Prince Hilkoff expects to meet the rail
road delegates here, but apparently they
have already burned " their bridges at
meetings held last night and which con
tinued until dawn this morning. A dozen
of these of the most enthusiastic charac
ter were held. The largest, wntcn was
held In the university, was attended by
about 10,000 persons. Including students
who are making common cause with the
workmen, and whose leaders are making
speeches in favor of a resolution of stu
dents to. strike until they are allowed to
discuss political questions. The students
joined the railroad men In passing a reso
lution in favor of the immediate convoca
tion of a constituent assembly elected by
direct universal suffrage and demanding
that the laws governing labor be sanc
tioned by the representatlvese. The res
olution demands the immediate granting
of political freedom, and declares that
thus only can an armed revolution be
averted. These resolutions were adopted
after a deputation which called on Count
Wltte had reported.
WTltte Talks Frankly.
The Count received the deputation as a
private individual. He spoke to them
wjth his -usual bluntness, and told them
plainly that some of their demands
would be granted, while the granting of
others was impossible.
Count Witte informed his visitors that a
law permitting greater freedom of meet
ings than allowed by the laws of Italy
and Austria-Hungary and providing for
freedom of the press had already been
elaborated. Martial law on the railroads,
he said, was an anachronism, which
should be abolished. The demand for a
constituent assembly, tho Count said,
could not be realized, nor could universal
suffrage be admitted, aj all the peoplo
were not prepared to exercise the right of
Ia this connection the Count spoke of
the power wielded by capital in America,
where universal suffrage existed. He
thought It possible to meet the demands
for an eight-hour day. especially for out
door workers, and warmly favored the
general measures advocated with the view
to improving the condition of the work
ingmcn, especially in the way of schools,
hospitals, etc
Count Wltte warned tho deputation that
a continuation of the strike could only
result In bloodshed, either by compelling
tho Interference of the military or by
the famine-stricken populace of the cities
turning upon the strikers.
"Remember." he said, "the government
may fall, but with it you will perish also
by playing Into the hands of the bour
geoisie you are fighting."
In conclusion. Count Wltte advised the
men to return to work, but his advic was
howled down anbf 'the resolution to strike
was adopted.
Hilkoff .Says It Can't Win.
Prince Hilkoff believes that the strike
cannot be prolonged, as the men are with
out funds. Besides this, he declares It Is
Impossible for the men to realize their
dream of tying up all the railroads sim
ultaneously. With the -assistance of the
railroad battalions, some trains, the
Prince says, will be run.
Some of the-revolutionists here declaro
that the present strike is simply a test
of strength as a prelude to a complete
strike of all the social groups.
There was considerable excitement
today at al the railroad stations, which
were In possession Of troops. Not a
train departed. The railroad battal
ions were called out and an attempt
will be made to man a train to Mos
cow and the frontier tomorrow. Col
lisions are feared.
Great. crowds assembled at the Mos
cow station, and gendarmes interfered
twice to restore order, but there was
no bloodshed. Leaders of the strike on
the Moscow and Warsaw lines, after a
consultation, have planned a blgr meet
ing for October 27.
There are 400,000 railway employes
In the empire, and their average wage
Is $140 per annum.
The Minister of Railroads has or
dered that an allowance of $1 per day
for food be made In the case of first
class passengers who are detained en
route, and that 50 cents be allowed to
second-class and 25 cents to thlrd-cliss
Strike Rapidly Extends.
YMs "vaftcrnrton's reports show an
enormous extension of the strike. All
Poland lines arc tle4 up an J a strike
has begun on the Great Southwestern
system, coverlnar the territory south
ward from Kleff toward Odessa. Tho
German Red Cross, which has arrived
here from the front. Is unable to leave
St. Petersburg. Trains In the Baltic
provinces arc not running, and the sit
uation Is reported very bad at Riga.
and Ltbau.
The railroad stations here are guard
ed by police and troops, the soldiers
In barracks are kept under arms, and
squads of Cossacks are in evidence In
the streets, which are filled with Idle
Ir. addition to the strike of the
workmen of the Obukhoff, Poutlloff.
Nevsky, Alexandrovskl and Kolplno
works, all tne employes of the factories
on the Schlusselburghaussee w:alkcd out
today In sympathy with the strikers.
Blood Conflicts Break Out.
Bloody conflicts have occurred -at
Ekaterinoslav. The food famine Is in
creasing. Meat prices are a third
higher, than yesterday.
The Postofflccs refuse to accept reg
istered letters, parcels or money for
transmission abroad.
The radical papers are in open sym
pathy with the strikers. The Nasha
Shlsn has been confiscated. The Slovo.
Liberal, condemns the strike as a co
lossal blunder. "Hitherto," the paper
says, "the struggle has been against
the beaureacracy. The present move
ment Injures the whole nation. Im
poverishing tho people and driving
them to excesses to get food. It will
play into the hands of the reaction
aries, as it will arouse against the
strikers everybody In need of bread,
whether cabdrlver or peasant."
Hospital trains having- on board 503
sick and wounded soldiers, from Man
churia, are held up near Moscow. The
condition of the men Is said to be
All the cotton mills and " other fac
tories on the .banks of the Neva struck
this afternoon. Men and women are
moving" up the streets, but are perfect
ly' orderly, the leaders enjoining quiet.
The street-cars In several districts
have stopped, but only In the Neva dis
trict, where- the roughest working ele
mont congregates. Is the situation con
sidered alarming.
A House Burglar Talks
About His Own Business
Strikers .and Students Join Forces
Against Soldiers.
EKATERINOSLAV, Russia, Oct 23.
Two bloody conflicts occurred here today
betwecn the troops and demonstrators.
The first took place, opposite the munici
pal buildings and the second near the
Pushkin monument. Numbers were killed
or wounded In both instances by the vol
leys fired by the soldiers. The demon
strators near the municipal buildings re
fused to disperse when ordered, and
errected barricades. A meeting of stu
dents of the schools which are on strike
was dispersed by the police, who made
free use of their whips. Many students
were injured.
The town Is In ' darkness this evening
and the military are patrolling the
Tho telephone and telegraph wires are
cut, and It Is reported that the strikers
have destroyed the permanent railroad
Fifteen persons were killed and 2S In
jured yesterday In a conflict between
troops and strikers at the Brlansk works,
where the strikers' had erected wire en
tanglements. The courts, banks and oth
er public offices have been closed. It
Is reported that the strikers have taken
possession of a train which was approach
ing Ekaterinoslav and have destroyed
the station buildings along the line
Prince Leopold Has to Travel With
Soldiers on Train.
WARSAW. Russian Poland Oct. 23.
Communication with St. Petersburg Is In
terrupted. Russian agitators arc circu
lating on the Vienna railroad calling on
employes to Join the strike.
Strong patrols of infantry and cavalry
occupy the streets, and troops are guard
ing the railroad and government build
ings. Four hundred and forty employes
of the Vienna railroad have decided to
strike. The last train leaves Warsaw at
5:30 this afternoon.
Later It was announced that traffic
had been stopped on the Warsaw
Vienna line.
Prince Leopold of Prussia, on his way
home from Manchuria, where he was
with the Russian army, arrived today in
a train manned by soldiers. The Prince
continued his Journey to this city on a
special train under military escort.
The city Is now completely isolated.
The strike has spread to all the rail
roads. A meat, milk and coal famine
is feared. " v
Thousands Stranded In Moscow and
Food at Famine Prices.
MOSCOW, Oct. "31 This city today re
sembles a state of siege. The price of
meat ha? trebled, and there Is great dis
tress among the poor. Many people liv
ing1 In neighboring ' provinces ' and who
come to Moscow arc camping In the
streets, and 3000 persons are living In cars.
On tho Kazan line, the stations are in the
hands of the troops.
The Postoffice and telegraph offices
are .strongly guarded by Cossacks. The
populace Is becoming panicky.
A young girl employed at a railroad
station fell on her knees before the
strikers and pleaded with them not to
surrender, declaring that they should
continue the struggle, not for material
reasons, but for the achievement of
human liberty. The crowd respondeJ
by singing the "Marseillaise."
Much Bloodshed at Riga.
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 25.-Anarchy pre-
And Tells Housewives What are
the Only Real Protective Measures
See the NOVEMBER Number of
The Ladies' Home Journal
15 Cents a Copy at Dealers
vails at Riga, Russia, according to a
dispatch received from there by tho Poll
tiken. Conflicts are frequent, many per
sons have been killed or wounded and
the government spirit shops have been
looted and destroyed. The Poljtechnlc
School has been closed.
General Strike In Southwest.
POLTAVA. Oct. 23. A general strike
has broken out here. TheN schools are
closed and no newspapers will appear
ODESSA, Oct. 25. A general strike
on all the southwest railways is an
nounced for tomorrow. Trains are
now only running between Odessa and
Mail Service Is Stopped.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. The State De
partment received a cablegram from Mr.
Eddy, the American Charge d' Affairs "at
St. Petersburg, stating that owing to the
railroad strike, mall communication was
cut off from St. Petersburg.
Xew Deal by Vanderbllts.
CINCINNATI. Oct. 25. The Times-Star
today publishes the following: The Pitts
burg & Lake Erie Railroad Company has
purchased the "Little Kanawha Syndicate
coal lands and railroads which are in liti
gation In the United States Circuit Court
Box 117, alarm S:10 P. M. Fire in
bottom of elevator shaft ot sas works
in terminal yards near Seventh and
Hoyt streets, extinguished by depart
ment without damage.
of Appeals In Cincinnati. The deal was
made by Joseph Ramsey, Jr., former
president of the Wabash System. Mr.
Ramsey and George Gould did not differ
on this proposition. The Pittsburg &.
Lake Erie Is a Vanderbllt line. It will
come Into the new coal field through
Pittsburg. The several railroad lines
which are Integral parts of the Little
Kanawha will be used by the Vanderbllts
to make a new line through Virginia to
the Atlantic seaboard, co-operating with
the Chesapeake & Ohio.
Few reopIe 'Know How Uiefal It Is la Pre
ferring Health aad Beauty, r
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal Is the safest and most efficient dis
infectant and purifier In nature, but
few realize its value when taken Into
the human system for the same cleans
ing purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take ot It the better; it Is not a
drue at all, but simply absorbs the
gases and Impurities always present
In the stomach and Intestines and car
ries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating on
ions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoaf effectually clears and Im
proves the complexion; it whitens the
teeth, and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic
It absorbs the Injurious gases which
collect In the stomach and bowels; It
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal In one
form or another, but probably the best
charcoal and the most for the money
is in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they
are composed of the finest powdered
willow charcoal and other harmless
antiseptics in tablet form, or rather In
the form of large, pleasant-tasting
lozenges, the charcoal being mixed
with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much improved condition
of the general health, better complex
ion, sweeter breath and uurer blood,
and the beauty of It is that no possible
harm can result from their continued
use, but on the contrary great benefit.
A Buffalo physician, In speaking- of
the benefits of charcoal, says: "I ad
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all
patients "suffering from gas in stom
ach and bowels, and to clear the com
plexion and purify the breath, mouth
and throat; I also believe the liver is
greatly benefited by the dally use of
them; they cost but 25 cents a
box at drugstores, and. although
in some sense a patent prepara
tion, yet I believe I get more and
.better charcoal In Stuart's Charcoal
Lozenges than In any of the ordinary
charcoal tafeltts." '
It provides them with more fun than any toy they
ever used.
And all that is required to get one is the cover from
a can of Ghirardelli's Cocoa.
If you don't use Ghiradelli's get your mother to buy
some right away. It is not only an absolutely pure
cocoa, but it has a smooth, rich, creamy flavor that the
children Jike so much. And every can means a Flying
When you get the cover from the can take it to the
And get a brand-new Flying Machine.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been.
in use for over 3l years, has Dome tne signature ox
and has beenmaueunaer nis per-ijftf-f-f-
sonal supervision since its infancy.
fcA4 Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the .health off
Infants and Children Experience against Jkperimenfc
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. Ifc
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nd allays F.everishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
Bears the Signature of
Tie KM Ton m llways Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.