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.VOL. XliVI. XO. 14.1-J5.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, ArKLL 9, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PEOPLE OF NAPLES
IN STSTE OF PANIC
Walls of Houses.
SHRIEKING SWARM IN STREETS
Red-Hot Lava Drives Thou
sands From Homes1.
VESUVIUS IS MORE ACTIVE
Tcrror-Strlckcn People Croud
Churches, Whose Fear Is In
creased by the Heavy
NAPLES. April . The hope that
Blount Vesuvius was becoming calm was
dissipated today when the volcano be
came more active than ever. The panic
lias spread to Naples. Two strong
earthquake shocks, which blattered wln
cIowh and cracked the walls of build
in ks. were experienced today. The en
tire population rushed to the streets In
terror, many persons crying, "The Ma
donna has forsaken us; the end of the
world has come."
No trace remains of Boscotrecase, a
commune on the southern declivity of the
mountain, where up to 4S hour.'; ago 10.
O0 persons lived; and Torre Antiunziala.
on the shores of the Gulf of Naples, one
'mile to the southward, is almost sur
rounded by the invading lava and has
been evacuated by its :x000 inhabitant.
Fugitives Flock to .Naples.
The people were brought to Naples by
trains. strcct-cars. military carts and
Ftoamships. Similar means of transporta
tion are being employed to bring away
the people from Torre del Greco. The po
lice and carbineers arc guarding the
abandoned houses, and several members
of the government also- are there.
A telegram received from tin Mayor
of San Sebastlano, a village near the olfc
rfrvatory on the north west declivity of
Vesuvius, says that lava Is approaching
rapidly, and that the people are terror
trl?kcn. They have been for some nights
without pleep. he says, arc destitute and
beg assistance be given them.
The work of succor Is hampered owin
to delays to the railway service, which
is interrupted by red-hot stones thrown
to a height of 3000 feet falling on the
Prosperous Land Laid Waste.
As ct it Is Impossible to count the
craters that have opened and from
which streams of lava, have flooded the
beautiful, prosperous and happy land ly
ing on the southeast shores of the Gulf
The atmosphere Is heavily charged with
electricity, and now and then the Hashes
of Ightnlng are blinding, while the de
tonations from the volcano resemblo
those of terrible explosions.
The churches of the city were open all
Saturday night and were crowded with
panic-stricken people. Members of the
clergy are doing their utmost to calm
their fears, but the arguments go al
most for naught when renewed earth
quake shocks are experienced.
Terribly Magnificent .Sight.
With the danger and horror of the sit
uation aside. Vesuvius presented on,e of
the most splendid sights Imaginable.
The mountain of Are. whose speech is
by detonation and whose acts are de
struction, seems like an enraged giant,
determined to make the pigmies of earth
feel the might of his wrath. Here and
there on the mountainside stand the
blasted trunks of pine trees, their bare
branches outstretched as though In pro
test against the devastation the volcano
The Duchess of Aosta. who always is
to be found where misery exist;.' Is not
bpnring herself In her efforts to alleviate
distress. The people call her an angel
of mercy. Today she took several chil
dren from their weary mothers and in
her carriage, conveyed them to the royal
palace, where they will remain until the
Observatory Is Destroyed.
The observatory was destroyed, but
Signor Mntteucci. tho director, and the
employes had narrow escape. They
passed last night In the darkness, save
for tho frequent flashes of lightning, as
the gas works and electric lighting plant
nlso were destroyed. The restaurant of
the Funicular Railroad, too, bus been ob
literated. Prisoners in Jails on the mountain
ride went mad with terror and mutinied,
and were only partially quieted by be
ing brought here. But their fears have
been communicated to tit prisoners here,
who may rebel at any moment. The sit
uation is critical.
Funic Affect the Rreathlng.
Breathing is momentarily becoming
norc difficult because of tho poisonous
fumes and smoke, while the hot ashes,
which are still falling, tend to make life
Contrary to expectations, the sea has
not shown any signs of being affected by
thfe phenomena, but fears are enter
tained, that tidal waves may yet come,
an many craft have put to sea. Visitors
tejNaples are avoiding the hotels on the
rcir- front, " and the people living there
are beginning to leave for higher alti
tude. Tbeagh there is much misery, up te the
present time there -have been no fatal
ities, except at Portid, where an old
woman died, supposedly from fright.
Naples Covered With Allies.
The City of Naples bears an aspect
of desolation, everything bclnf cov
ered with ashes' from the volcano.
The Java destroyed a few houses In
the suburb of Torre Annunriata .and
alto a cemetery there. Fortunately.
the flow coascd, as it did also at Torre
At Pompeii the rivers of lava arc
less rapid. Incandescent lava Whs set
lire to the village of San Gulseppc,
NAPLES LS IX GIZMVT PERIL
Shaken by Earthquakes and Threat
ened by Lava.
NAPLES. April (Special.) It is
now feurud that the whole soutaaast
ern side of Mount Vesuvius, for a ra
dius of 30 miles, including all the towns
thereon will be devastated, and that ax
a result more than 1,100.000 people will
be rendered destitute.
Reports of loss of life through the
overwhelming of San Gulseppc arc con
firmed and ten bodies have already
been recovered. The spectacle is one
of the most terrifying in recent yeans
and hutises and churches have collapsed
for the area of many miles.
To add to the general terror of the
situation scores of earthquakes of con
siderable violence have occurred dur
ing the last 24 hours. It is freely ad
mitted now by the authorities that the
t'ity of Naples Itself Is In great danger.
should the flow of lavn and present
earthquake shocks continue. All of the
steamers' fn the harbor have steam up
and are ready to slip their moorings at
a moment's notice.
Clouds of jmoke and Moani whleh
shroud the hills are such that the noon
has been turned into midnight dark
ness and'thc noise of the explosions
caused by the on-rushlng lava coming
in contact with the cold earth Is deaf
FIRST ERUPTION IX OS A. I).
Pom pel I and Hcrctilnncutii AVerc
The present netivlty of Vesuvius
which is filling the pcoplo of Naples
with terror, recalls the accounts of
the many previous eruptions, and es
pecially the groat eruption of 73 A. I.
which buried Pompeii and llcrcula
neum so suddenly that none f the In
habitants had an opportunity to es
eape. Vesuvius is 3800 feet in height and
has a basal circumference of 30 miles.
The top of the mountain Is a hollow
cup. with a rim from 400 to 500 feet
wide on the wost and only about 50
feet wide on the other sides. It lies
only ten miles southeast of Naples.
There arc no records that Vesuvius
showed any activity as a volcano
prior to 03 A. D. At "that time .there
was no eruption, but a number of the
surrounding -cities and towns. Includ
ing Pompeii and Hcrculaneum, were
almost entirely destroyed by an earth
quake. After the great eruption of 73
there was no other upheaval until 133C,
and after that It remained inactive un
til 1779. At that time the greatest
eruption occurred since the time of
the destruction of the two great cities.
A stroam of fire was thrown Into the
air to three times the height of the
.mountain, while a stream of molten
lavn JT.00 feet wide poured down the
side, extending 3l.s tulles and empty
ing Into the sea. Since that time there
have been ten smaller eruptions. In
1873 .two villages, San Sebastlano and
Massn ill Somma, were destroyed.
At the time of their destruction llcr
cula neum and Pompeii had been under
Roman control for many years. They
had become the great fashionable and
wealthy seaside resorts of the Roman
people. When the cities were badly
damaged by the earthquake of 63 they
were immediately restored, more mag
nificent than ever. On e-ery hand
were evidences of the Roman love of
beauty and luxury.
The destruction came without a mo
ment's warning. The ky darkened and
the great-cities were buried before the
inhabitants had an opportunity to even
start for safety. Pompeii was covered
by ashes and pumice, and Hercubuieum
was engulfed In a stream of lava.
For centuries the cities were almost
forgotten and up to 174S their exact
location was a matter of conjecture.
At that time a peasant made valuable
finds while digging for a well which
led to the uncovering of Pompeii. Slpce
then great amounts of money have
been spent restoring the city as nearly
as possible to h aieient appearance.
. The two cities have been a valuable
storehouse to the students of early
ItomHii life. So well did the lava pre
serve the bodies of people 4in many
eases that even the expression of their
faces may be discerned. From the
articles unearthed fad have been
learned about the Roman -tftoms and
manner if living that eon id have been
ascertained In no other way
MONEY FOR CONSULSHIP
LODGi:S SECIHvTAUY DID NOT
DKLIVFU T1IK GOODS.
Massachusetts Man Causes Arrol oh
thcVhargc of Kmbczzlcmcnt Xo
Kcroril of Contribution.
BOSTON. April K. Robert G. Proctor.
private secretary of United States Senator
Lodge, for whose arrest, on the charge
of embezzlement a warrapt was issued
yesterday, surrendered himself at polleo
headquarters today. He was Immediately
released on $500 ball. The warrant was
issued after the grand jury had made its
The specific charge is that Proctor cm
bezzled belonging to John E. Best
gen. of Qulncy. in October. 1W. Best gen
alleged that be gave Proctor the money
as a Republican campaign contribution.
and that Proctor promised to aid him In
obtaining a Consulship. It Is further al
leged that no record of this sum appears
on the books of the Republican State
Committee, and that It has not been In
eluded in the returns of campaign con
Oregon Sails for Bremerton.
SAM FRANCISCO. April 8. The battle
ship Oregon sailed today for Bremerton.
where ue will uaserge re-worm.
BEO FLAG STARTS
RIOT IN BAY GITY
Flaunted by Socialists' After
a Meeting Sympathizing
POLICE USE THEIR CLUBS
After Selling the Ilag orfeAnnrchy,
They Are Attacked by a Furl-
.Moh With Slicks
SAN FRANCISCO. AprH S. The fiercely
riot an JraHclsco hap Witnessed in a gen
oration was a sequel this tjvonlng "to a
meeting of Socialist held today at Wood
ward's Pavilion, as an expression of sym
pathy for President Mover and Socretary
Haywood, of the WcMera FcdeniUoa of
Miners, who are Imprisoned in Idaho, on
the accusation that they were implicated
in the assassination of cx-Govcrnor Stu-J
At the meeting hm typical vioIenj
Socialistic speeches were made, in whleh
it was declared that Moyer awd Haywood
were innocent, ami that If convicted they
would not be hanged unlvsx the entire
United States Army was brought In to
assist in their execution. At. the conclu
lon of the spccchntKking a. procession
wun organized, and the participants in
the assemblage ''marched down Market
street, headed by a band.
' Halt at Ixitla Fountain.
At tlM' corner of Kearney ami Market
streets a hall was made, and the parad
ers. who carried a red banner, climbed
Ixuta's fountain and affixed the emblem
to the topmost lamps. The banner boro
the Inscription, "The Constitution He
Damned. So Say the CenMiratkms.' It
was decided by the leaders to UA4 an oat
door meeting, ami A. C. McGtaty was
selected to address the crew. So great
was the throng, however, that he could
not make himself hoard, ami George S.
Holmes, a metal-worker, with a powerful
voice, was substituted as speaker.
Iiolmej, was In the mfch-l of his talk
when Policemen Jack Slower and W. J.
Cavanagh and Detective Thomas Ryan
made their way through the crowd. Ryan
tore down the red flag and passed It to
Slclzncr. Ryan thou ordered Holmes to
dvst. but was met with a rCftwnl. and
the detective pulled Holmes down to the
pavement. In a moment a riot was pre
cipitated. Police Roughly Handled.
Stclzner was seized, knocked down and
kicked in a vicious hand-to-band ncht.
the crowd seeking to recover the flag.
Ryan and Cavanagh otitic to Ms assist
ance, and. began beating back the crowd
with clubs. The nag was torn from
Stelzncr's grasp, and then Ryan, who
Itad held Holmes all of the time, started
to take his prisoner through the crowd,
bcaUng a juh with his eluh.
An electric onr was passing and
halted opportunely for the detectives.
He boarded it and 'the other officers
tried to keep the crowd back. Near the
fountain a new building Is being erect
ed and the street was full of building
debris. Almost Instantly there was a
shower of scrap iron, bricks and blocks
of wood upon the car and the missiles
crashed through the windows Injur
ing a number of passengers. The
moterman was made a target but he
slowly forced bis car through the
human blockade, and. gaining speed,
ultimately reached the Hall of Justice.
Attacked by Angry Cro.vd.
In the meantime alarm calls had
been sent to neighboring prtlce sta
tions and patrolmen came hurrying to
ritlNTK 1IOHKM.OHK - IANGKN
UUKC. WHO MAY HKCOMK
CHANCELLOR OP G HU
Prince Hobenltoie-Langrnbimc wha
probably will be nude chancellor of
the German Empire. uccce4!cg Oosai
von Buelour, was until rt year age
re-tent of the Duchy of axeCobcrg
and Gotha. He was boro $eptraber 12.
I 63. and la 18M married rrtocom
Alexandra, daughter o.' the late Dak
Alfred rUuke of Edinburgh) of Saxe-Crfcurc-Gotha.
and niece of King Ed
ward of England. In 1K3T the Princo
wss honored with the British 'decora'
tha of Knight Grand Cross of the Bath.
Ills full name and title are HI Se
rene HlgnncM Ernest WMlata Fred
eric Charles Marxclllaa. Hereditary
Prince of Hohenlohe-I&gcnburx- The
a!Ug6 diplomatic failure of Covst von
Hot low In the Moroccan conference and
the miscarriage of colon 11 aSairs wftl.
tt Is believed, lead to his retlreacau
fc lPI' M i I
KVKNTB OK COMING WEEK.
J The Coal H nation.
i At the faceting between the an-
thraeite operators and represents-
tLes of the miner, which will take
1 place today In New York, the eper-
a lor will JmaVe their reply to the
7 proposal of the miners for artdtra
4 lion. Tbc5" operator bad a meeting
4 Saturday to discuss the matter, bat
4 would not -say what conclusions had
I been reached.
Coal aad Oil ! estimation.
J The hearing of the latentate Com-
J jnrrre Commission In Its coal and
4 oil Investigation will bcjrln In the
I'nlted States Courtrooms In rhlla-
delphla-TSWyay. V. W. Atlcrbary.
p-ti-ra manager, and J. G. Searlr.
sencral cwal traffic agent of the
IVan) tvaU Italtrnad. sad Theodore
Vmrhees harp, been directed te be
ItlllUrd Tonrna rural.
A UIHard tournament at lVlnch
talk line. to hot in. will be began
In New York thljt cvenleg asd wilt
cwntlnuc aflersoon and evenings
UBtH finished, tiarees will be S04
!lnl. and the chlr prize wHl be a
Slow trnphjr- Among the entri
are Willie IIopp. George SHoon
aad Oram Merningur.
I'ekm for: nrofeor. .
A meeting of the board -of trustees
of the Carsrgtc Foundation for the
Advancement f Teaching ha been
called to convene In New York to
day. It l expected that the chief
rales under nhlrh Mr. Carnegie's
l. ft In to be administered will be
adopted. Mr. lUrnegle'a purpose In
donating the fund Is stated to be
the establishment of a system of re
tiring penioa In the higher Insti
tution of Ira rat ng In the Cnlted
States and Canada.
Indians Krpnbtlraa Contention.
The Indiana Republican convention
III begin at Indianapolis Wcdnca
the scene. They found themselves
confronted by a . maddened crowd,
armed with sticks and stones, and for
half an hour a lively battle was In
progress, the police using their clubs
with telling effect and the crowd re
Policeman Stclzner was struck sev
eral times by flying bricks and was
cut In the neck and head. Policeman
Do ran was also bruised and cut. .Po
liceman Harry Segnlne was seriously
burl. He was knocked down and
kicked again and ngaln. one of the
blows striking him In a vital spot and
Seventeen of the rlolors wcro arrest
ed, three being charged with assault
with a deadly weapon. The rest were
booked at the prison for misdemean
ors. Holmes, the orator, was charged
with disturbing the peace It was
fully au hour from the time that the
trouble started till quiet was restored
In the neighborhood.
IDAHO GOVKKXOK DKXOUXCI2D
isxdnliMs Pas UcMiIuliuns In Thcn
tcr at Spokane.
SPOKAXB. Wash.. April S. (Special.)
Governor Gooding, or luano. was ue-
nounced at a mass meeting of fully 3fW
Socialists and labor unionists, amembled
today in the Spokane Theater to express
confidence In the Innocence of Moyer.
Haywood and rcttlbone. Speeches were
made by ex-Superior Judge Richardson,
II. 1 Hughes, editor of a Socialist pa
per, and others.
The resolutions charge Colorado and
Idaho officials with conspiracy, kidnap
ing and other questionable act? In spirit
inc the Western Federation of Miners
leaders out of Colorado, and call the con
fessdnn of Orcliard a tbrsue of lies con
cocted for the purpose of obtaining
Judge Rlchardon declare,! that John
D. Rockefeller is the real anarchist of to
day, if anarchists there be. Hughes made
an . Inflammatory speech. In which the
Governors of Colorado and Idaho wcro
scored In savage terms. Every seat in
the theater was filled, the speakers were
cheered to the echo, and the resolutions
wre unanimously adopted with a round of
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAT? Showers: southwest winds.
YKSTKnDAVS Maximum temperature. 6
dec - ndnlmum. 43. Precipitation. 0.12 Inch.
VeMva drnounee Ooale and receives un
almo soipporl at Zlon. Page I.
Tawle boars wife seorrd by lol woman
7.ntM at Saw Antonla. Page X
IbMvettUn yP "f American youth Ins
In Mayoralty cwntei at JUlwauUer
I Page 1.
I pAlyramowft Apestle wle and 1-rmsn re-
escn rrow irron tittomm. i-ase .
oakum r"dlcste makes deal for a short
Bsc t the Cltr ef Mexico. Pag-
Terror tt Neapolitan l Increased hy sere
shock f e-artn1ae rage i.
D'lall f hator wrought In Kouth Sea
1r4 Vj M1 ae. Pag X
Constitutional Ieeaocrats wn a signal Ic-
tory In parliamentary election. Pago Z.
Great excitement attends municipal election
at Moscow. Page
Russia Is said to hare secured -an Immense
rorrign loan, race
Senator Fulton makes statement on Hosso
amendment to rate tall, rage .
Senator Idge" secretary charged with
embrnlemrnt by man who tried to buy
Consulship, rage i.
Important trade relations of the Cnlted
States with Cuba. Page 3.
The railroad rate bill will probably not
come to a role this tree. Page 4.
' Ileus- l deep In debate on the PoateSlce
' appropriation bill rage .
Socialists with r-d flag sta'rt a rW oa
Market street In San Fjanelseo. Page 1.
Baby boy burns with home of W. B. Uarrat.
near Heppner. Pa S X
Two m-n drowned : ls- accident to dam in
Coast fork of ntver. Page 5.
Ice-bound whalers arc visited by Canadian.
police on saosr shoes. 'Page 1 1.
Pacific Coast scores Portland X Fresno 2;
Sta Francisco -1. Heattle I-:; Lo An
gelesi X Oakland 1 Page I.
3V1II Upmin wlna tnman diamond dedal
at traps. Page 4.
rertUad sad Vk-tnhy.
Tather XrDevitt points out dagger of
"mixed marrlajren." Page 12.
Local Church of ZIon Joins la rebellion
mgalast Dowlt. Page 9.
Republican Legislative candidates through
out the state favor corporation regulation
and state banking law.
Flans drawn for bridge
a crow guliiraa'a
Gulch. Page S.
Jtflslrtcrs aad tayaaea salte
Blalaop aferrta. Fsjre 1.
Good govern iwesix ata aUc Jm!!'.
BOY FROM COLLEGE
Wealthy Sherburn Becker
Made Whirlwind Campaign
for Mayor of Milwaukee.
WINS HEARTS OF VOTERS
Finn Stand Taken .Vgniitet Oltl Sys
tem of Graft and Straightlor
tvnrd Talk on the Stump
. Gate Him Ills Sent.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. April S.-SiHx-lal.)
'Youth will not be doalid." and Slier-
born Miller Becker. - aged 26 yean, baa
overthrown David S. Rose for Mayor of
Milwaukee. Rosv. once mentioned as
Presidential timber, and jxipulurly sut-
po?cd to bold Milwaukee in the hollow
of his hand, hits been shoved aside by
the Impetuous, virile and energetic young
fellow who fairly made this quaint old
town sizzle with lib spectacular and
'SherbIe." as everybody knows Urn.
made an average of ten speeches a-toy.
meeting all charges and Innuendoes with
ready wit and biting sarcasm that slung
his opponents and finally bored through
the lethargic hides of the citizens and set
the old town aflame with enthusiasm.
Mayor-elect Becker Is an alumntu of
Harvard University. He Is the son of
President Becker, of the Marine Bank.
His grandfather was S. S. Merrill, mil
lionaire official of the St. Paul Railroad.
He has so much wealth In his own right
that grafters and boodlers cannot ap
proach him, and his intelligence and
forcefulnesa make him a tremendous
friend and a most formidable foe.
"While yet but half-way through Har
vard, he fell in love with and married
the daughter of Ira II. Smith. They
traveled around the world, and then, to
make sure they had overlooked nothing
on the first trip, turned and went back
over the route again.
Plunge Into Polities-.
Sherble" came back to his home city.
fresh from college and era in met I with
Ideas. Ho was barely past the voting
age, but he. plunged headlong Into poll
tics. He was nominated for Supervisor
from the blue-stocking ward, anil lha peo
ple laughed "alhls candidacy and thought
It a rare Joke.
In a few days after he took the stump
they were still laughing, but not at
Sherble." He attacked graft and boodle
with vitriolic tongue and arguments that
were unassailable. He was- elected by
very large margin. His first act was to
upset the county printing monopoly and
uncover about fS.0'0 a year In bills that
were too high. The people applauded.
aBd the next year elected him an Alder
Then came the memorable fight over the
lighting contract. All Becker's rich
friends were lined up for tho private
lighting contract as against the munlci
pal plant, but "Sherble" had an Inspira
tion. He sent out ostal cards to every
voter In lib ward, asking how thcy
wlshed him to vote on the question. They
stood for the municipal plant, and "Sher
ble obeyed the dictum and voted against
his rich friends.
Type of the Man "Who Docs.
Becker Is an admirable type of the
men who "do things." When older men
ehrug their shoulders and talk of the Im
possible, this boy. with his frank smile.
plunges in and does the impossible.
Six weeks ago the Republicans of Mil
waukee were "up In the air" as to what
to do in the municipal election. While
there was a heavy undercurrent running
against Mayor Rose, on account of the
LOUD ONSM1W. WHO PKOJIPTEII
I XV KSTH.'ATI OX O F AM K K I CAX
The TUrl cf Oas'ow, whose sugsrs
tloa la the House cf Lord resulted In
the announcement that the govern
ment wqaM appoint a special commit
tee to Investigate American Insurance
cosBpanta. with a view to legislation
to protect British pelfcy-bo'dens. was
president of the Board of Agriculture
In the Balfoor Cabinet.- Previously bo
had been undersecretary for the col
onies, partfassentary secretary to the
Board of Trade. Governor of New Zea
land and undersecretary for India. I.ord
Onstow was born In 1S53. was edu
cated at Oxfcrd and succeeded to tho
title and estate In 1S70. HU wife Is
a daughter of the third Ionl Gardner.
He Is provincial grand tauter of Ssr
rey Frse Mssocsl Lord OssJow txrms
oa a large sesde. and kt aa etTSeleat
sseaber of the London Ooostty Ca ictl.
t. id "4bB
scandal brought out by the graft trials,
the politicians could not figure out how
he TVTts to be beaten for a re-election.
While they were debating. Becker an
nounced his candidacy. Friends said be
was foolish, acquaintances uiat be was
crazy, politicians said be ought to be
spanked and sent to bed. Becker laughed
and went ahead. Very soon ho was cov
ering the city every night, going from
one ward to another, getting acquainted
with the plain people, those who do the
Wins the Hearts of the Women.
It-was soon found Becker was a good
mixer. He hobnobbed with the young men
and danced with the girls- He sent boxes
of candy to the older women, and they
passed resolutions indorsing his candi
dacy. Xeithcr did they stop there. They
hrought influence to bear on their hus
bands, sons and brothers to support the
young candidate, and that Influence was
felt at election day.
He secured the nomination hands down,
his opponent being among the "also rans."
Then youn Becker began Ills campaign
in earnest. Politicians said It was too
bad for him to waste his money in that
way, for he had not a ghost of a show
of being elected. It was his money, too.
for he would not permit any one to con
tribute a cent to his campaign fund out
side of his Immediate relatives. But he
kept on wasting it. Just the same.
Then it was discovered that his straight
forward, honest, plain stylo was taking
Immensely with the people, especially the
ounger scL Old politicians for the first
time began to sit up and take notice. En
thusiasm for his candidacy began to in
crease, and at the close old and young
were shouting for the "kid" as they had
not shouted for a candidate since the
days of Blaine. The result Is now known.
Quick "Wit on the Stump.
Becker made no attempt at oratory. His
pecches were always a simple state
mcnt of what he hoped fcr, and what he
intended to do should he be elected May
or. For alt that, be did not come oft sec
ond best In the tilts between himself and
his opponent. When Mayor Rose twitted
him with being born with a sliver spoon
in his mouth. Becker retorted cood-na.
turcdly. "The Mayor was born with a tin
horn In his mouth, and he has been toot
ing It ever since." The reply stuck, and
every time tho Mayor spoke after that.
uppermost In the minds of many of his
hearers was the thought that he was
tooting his horn."
svgatn- Becker showed his self-control
when the Mayor lost his temper and re
ferred to him aa a "brat." And tho
youngster gained hundreds of votes by
that same incident.
It was only an illustration of his Intcn
tlon of running his campaign In his own
way. When a member of h'is official staff
said to him after one of his speeches.
My judgment Is that Is not aigood thing
to do." Becker replied. "Your judgment
is not worth a cent. 1 am running my
own campaign in my own way."
To another he said: "1 do not want
any advice. Whenever In this camDaicn
anything comes into my mind that I be
lieve Is right to say. I am going to .sav
it. anu i no not want any advice on that
point from any one."
Wilfulness That Wins.
"Wilful, perhaps, but It was the kind
of wilfulness tha wins because of th
directness and energy behind It. Policy
cut no figure at all with Becker. If it
was right that was enough and h
would accept the consequences. "With
It all was a level good sense that car
ncu lm SUCCCSSIUHV thrnnrh th
opuis. ininK or a young
man. oareiy so. elected over a tried no
iiucui giauiuior, with hundreds of
cheering friends around him. the ccn
tcr of a howling mob gone wild with
cntnuiiastn, speaklns: briefly as fol
"I am glad to say that the end of tho
political boss in Milwaukee has come.
There arcrno strings tied to me and I
am not the servant of any faction or
the tool of any political boss. I have
been elected Mayor of Milwaukee by
the votes of you people and others and
I enter on my duties absolutely free,
will be the people's 3Iayor and any
measure which may come up in tho
iuiure regaruing street railways or
other matters will find me on the side
of tho people; and I promise you that
at all times I will use my best efforts
for a better and greater Milwaukee.
It showed remarkable self-control
which he had not before demonstrated
and spoke well for the future w-hen he
was In the Mayors cnalr. Absolutely
Independent and fearless, there will
apparently 1m a new atmosphere In the
City Hall after he 13 seated on April IS,
Pecker Is of Kooscvclt Type.
In person the young Mayor-elect is a
typical young- American of the ener
gctlc. healthful. Interesting- type, per
sonified by President Roosevelt. Like
him, too, Becker is a great lover of
out-of-door sports. Like him, he lived
for a time In the West where he became
enamored with the wild life of that
section ana learned to rope a "steer
with the cowboys.
Becker Is ka good horseman and one
of the best whips In the West. For a
time he was an enthusiastic yachtsman
but like many others he gave it up
for the pleasures of automoblllng and
at which he Is an expert.
In his compalgn against Rose be in
troduccd many novelties. He plastered
the walls with huge posters of himself
and his policies "A Greater Milwau
kee." "Unceasing War on Graft and
Boodle" He Issued a daily paper called
"Becker's Bulletin."' In which he replied
to the attacks upon him by the organs
affiliated with the Rose party. All the
young- men In the city flocked to his
standard and be simply whirled Rose
and his party off their feet. They are
still emerging front the garbage box.
too amazed to explain how It cams
Great things are predicted for Mil
waukee under his regime. It L cer
tain that there will be strenuous do
ings and a' bard life for grafters. He
will have plenty of support and tho
-Kortaweat "Has its eye upon hlia as a
rising- plitleal power that will have
te he reckoned with, net in Milwaukee
an4 fVJseeisstn aleae, but la. broader
DOWIE HAS NO
PUCE IN ZION
Repudiated at a Great
VOLIVA SCORES THE APOSTLE
Denounces as "Spendthrift1
"Liar" and "Traitor."
NEW LEADER ACCLAIMED
By "Rising: Vote listeners -Indorse
Ills Langmapo and Proclaim
" Their Adherence to tho 3few
Order of Tilings.
ZION CITT, III., April S. The people of
ZIon City heard their cx-lcader. John
Alexander Dowle, denounced from the
pulpit in Shiloh Tabcrnaclo today, and.
they approved of it. or at least as many
of them as could crowd Into that vast
meeting-houso signified their willingness
In a manner that left no doubt of sin
cerity to follow In tho footsteps of tho
first apostle's successor. General Over
ZIon's new leader was the man that
told of Dowle's alleged misdeeds and tho
more bitter and scathing tho words oC
denunciation the more general and en
thusiastic was the approval of his listen
ers. "When, after denouncing Dowle as a
"spendthrift." "Har" and a "traitor to
his trust and his people," Overseer Vo
llva sudenly stopped in his denunciation
of the old leader, and. after a moment's
hesitation, demanded a decision of tho
audience as to who should be their future
leader, the 6000 pcoplo In the tabernacle
arose as ono person and signified their
willingness to follow Vollva to the end.
Todays' meeting was called for 2:20
o'clock In the afternoon, but as early as
10 o'clock this morning all tho streets
centering around the house of worship
was filled with Zionists, ome walking,
others riding In carriages, but all headed
In one direction Shiloh tabernacle.
3IectIng-House Is Jammed.
By the time Overseer Vollva. accom
panied by Mrs. Vollva and their little
daughter, reached tho meeting-house, the
place was full to overflowing with the
ex-adherents of Dowle, who had been
patiently waiting for hours to listen to
the public exposure of the man who made
ZIon what It is today.
On tho platform with Voliva were Mrs.
J. A. Dowle. Judge Barnes, head of the
law department of ZIon City, and Over
seers Sprelcher. Exell. Cantel and
Granger. At tho conclusion of a short
prayer by Overseer Sprelcher. the newly
appointed head of Zion, clad in a robo
of simple white and black, a decided de
parture from the gaudy raiment assumed
by the first apostle on similar occasions,
stepped to the front of the platform, and
In a slow, calm and studied voice, made
the announcement that he was gofhg to
take advantage of today's meeting to tell
them a few truths about the manjvhom
they had so faithfully followed for so
Dowle's Perfidy Denounced.
Vollva then told the vast audience of
the "deplorable conditions" he found at
ZIon- City when he arrived here a month
ago from Australia, and took up the
management of the home of the Catholic
Christian Church at Dowle's command.
The speaker did not mince his words,
but told In the first few words he uttered
of the "perfidy" of J. A. Dowle.
When most bitter in the denunciation
of his ex-master, there was no one In tho
tabernacle who showed approval of his
remarks more than Overseer Jane Dowle,
the wife for 30 years of John Alexander
Dowic, and the mother of his three chil
dren. At one point In his remarks,
where Vollva. In angry tones exclaimed:
"1 will see that all the costly furniture
and expensive library adorning Dowle's
ZIon City residence and which were pur
chased by that hypocrite while many of
his people were In need of food, are sold
and the money turned into Zlon'a store
houses." Mrs. Dowio half rose from her
seat and with her voice and hand loudly
applauded the words of tho speaker.
Money "Foolishly Squandered.
Overseer Vollva. in justification of the
overthrow of ZIon's apostle, told how
money had been squandered foolishly for
Dowle's own comfort, while tho credi
tors and people of ZIon were calling loud
ly for money. As an illustration of this
state of affairs Voliva cited his own ex
perience In ZIon Church. He declared
that he had been compelled to keep him
self and family of five on $30 a month,
allowed him by Dowle, and that out of,
this monthly salary he had been com
pelled to turn over a tenth In tithes to
the church. He then asked:
"What has become of all this money
that has been flowing into ZIon for a
Vollva. then asked his congregation If
they -wished to return to the Dowle
regime or preferred to follow hlsS and.
the business committee ofJKovefeeers,
which he had appointed, affofe' of 'whom
were a unit In the action takp 'deposing
Dowle. His answer wasaae emphatic
acquiescence In all that bad.beenj,done
for ZIon since the movement aainst
Dowie was begun. In brisgjne rlifasrjde
nounceraent of Dowle to a. cJosejer
seer Voliva said: , " i
"Alexander Granger owm fhtejta'ber-
Csaduded V:i w 3.).