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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY. JUNE 8, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XLVI. XO. 14,196.
STRONG AS FLOOD
Surely Choice -of De
mocracy'jn 1 908.
ONLY ROOSEVELT CAN BEAT HIM
Wattersor Calls on Gold Dem
ocrats to Join.
HEARST FACTION FIGHTING
While One State After Another De
clares for Kcbraskan, Hearst
Controls the Congressional
WASHINGTON. June r. (Special.)
Elections, conventions and expressions
from prominent men within the last
few days have done much to shape the
programme for the next National cam
paign. William Jennings Bryan Is
slated for the Democracy's candidate
for the Presidency In 1908.
Nothing except death will prevent
the carrying out of the programme.
As matters now stand, only one man
can defeat Mr. Bryan at the polls two
years hence. His name Is Roosevelt.
Washington is settled In its convictions
as to the situation and the foregoing
statement represents Its views.
The Bryan movement, after having
been held In leash these many weeks, at
last has been launched with great gus
to. The action of the Indiana Demo
cratic State Convention today, the In
dorsement of Bryan in the resolutions
adopted, is regarded here as of the
greatest significance. Previously the
Bryan propaganda had been given a
prodigious shove by the Democratic
organizations in Arkansas and South
But that isn't all. Ex-Governor David
R. Francis, of Missouri, has sounded the
battle cry v.i. ,M u. conserva
tives. Mr. Francis, an ex-member of a
Cleveland Caoinet. was with the Gold
Democrats In 1896 and 1900. He Is back
In line. So are the rest of the old
Cleveland Democracy. Bryan Is to be
the choice of the conservative Demo
crats and he also will have behind him
all his former following.
When Mr. Bryan returns home In
September from his tour of the world,
ho will receive an ovation such as has
been accorded to no American since
General Grant's time.
AVATTERSOX IS 017TC FOR BRYAN
Declares Movement Will Nominate
Him Before Convention.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7. (Special.)
In tomorrow's Courier-Journal, under the
caption, "Hurrah for Bryan," Henry
WatterBon comes out flat-footedly for the
Nebraska statesman, and says in an In
terview hat the sound money wing of
the Democratic party of 1896 will rally to
his support. Mr. Watterson editorially
says in part:
"There Is good reason for the belief
that long before the assembling of the
National Democratic Convention of 1908
William Jennings Bryan will have been
put in nomination by states enough In
their separate and several conventions
to leave to the larger body only the busi
ness of confirming an already agreed
candidate, the selecting of his yoke-mate
and the building of a platform. The
Nebraskan is at the best of his powers.
If the party cannot be united upon him,
upon whom else?
Let States Name Bryan.
"There Is a living hope among the
Democratic rank and file that we can
carry the next election, and a latent
fear that the chance of doing so may
be blighted by possible factionalism
muddled by misleading influences, per
haps by corrupt and corrupting influ
ences. These Democrats refuse to take
two bites at a cherry. Mr. Bryan la as
good as he will be two years hence. They
intend to say so. They do not Intend to
wait. What he will most need will be
moral support, and this they mean to
heap up In sufficient measure and in advance.-
As a consequence, each state,
: ; l.v.st in the West and South, which
!!!; -i convention tor any purpose from
novi- onward, will follow the lead of Mis
souri, i Arkansas and Indiana, naming
him as the, standard-bearer for 1908.
" " Free Silver Emotion.
''The people have lost tho. control of
their Government, and they begin to
feel It, to see it. to know it. The free
silver emotion, for It was little else, was
merely the manifestation of a distemper
of whose real nature and extent in 1896
the country was not fully advised. Some
thing ailed It. It cried aloud, and. In
answer to its cry, various doctors ap
peared, many of them empiricists, most
of them strangers, but all of them 1ir-sJ
ing a nostrum, which, as everybody o tt
now to realize, was not a remedy atjll.
If Mr. Bryan had been elected in 1896
and the free silver cure-all could have
been tried, it would have brought no
relief. On the contrary. It would have
resulted in overwhelming disappointment
Indictment of Republicans.
"The Republican party is a mammoth
trust. It Is the greatest of all syndicates;
it could not. If It would, mend any of
the abuses which have grown up under
its ministration and which appear In
every department of the political, com
mercial and economic arena. It Is re
sponsible for the conversion of the pub-
'iictrteliways to private uses, for the di-
1 ! , ... 1 IUC HI' " I I
revenue" W'jjurposes of emolument, for
.the consoliuatlon. of --all official power in
a few hands at "Washington, the con
centration '.of jail financial power to a
few hands In a few mfcnv titers. . for
the elimination of the spirit and sense
of accountability from the party fabric,
for the corruption of the very sources of
the legal fabric in the Legislates and
the electorate from one end of the land
to the other. -
Bryan" Has Earned Reward.
"Mr. Bryan has served his probation
and earned his reward. That in his per
son stands an actual and visible victim
of all that Is wicked and criminal in our
policies, that with Increasing years and
study and travel has come Increasing
wisdom, that, in short, he can be trusted
to take the helm and to steer lis away
from the breakers of gang and graft
politics, having its headquarters in the
Republican steering committee of the
Senate and in the Republican Speaker
and his rules committee of the House
such Is the meaning and portent of the
Bryan boom and movement, which, upon
the 'return of the native,' will at once
receive an impetus and acceleration
great enough to allay all doubt of its
spontaneous and popular character.
No Sores Nor Scores.
"The Courier-Journal accepts the situ
ation heartily. It is a Democrat, pure
and simple. It nurses neither sores nor
scores. Nothing has ever entered the
head of it about Mr. Bryan which it did
not long ago kick out at the heel, and It
proposes to labor earnestly and unceas
ingly to make his election an accom
plished fact, entertaining the while the
very liveliest and largest hope."
FACTIONS FIGHT UNDER COVER
Hearst Controls Congressional,
Bryan National Committee.
WASHINGTON. June 7. (Special.)
If William Jennings Bryan and William
R. Hearst are working together for the
success, of the Democratic party, no
evidence of that fact Is apparent in the
present condition of the party as it
approaches the coming Congressional
elections. In fact, a leading Demo
crat of the country is authority for the
statement that the Democrats are now
approaching a party feud which is
worse than anything of the kind it has
encountered before. Events of the past
week make It plain that under the sur
face grave trouble Is brewing and the
Indications are that it will continue to
brew with increasing energy until 1908,
William R. Hearst has captured the
Democratic Congressional . committee
almost to a man. It is doubtful if one
third of the present comriilttee is op
posed to him. It is certain that the
whole machinery from Chairman
Griggs down Is for him for anything
he wants. Almost every Hearst man in
Congress is on the committee, which
speaks for Itself In showing the smooth
work done by the friends of the New
Yorker. Mr. Bryan had no part In the
capture and. as a matter of fact, his
friends, headed by Thomas Taggart, of
Indiana, chairman of the National com
mittee, would give a great deal if they
could upset It.
The proferred co-operation of the Na
tional committee with the - Congres
sional committee, which was turned
down flat by the latter in Washington
this week, was a smooth scheme on the
part of Taggart and a few of his
friends to get in on the inside of the
Hearst movement. The purpose was
probably to put a peg In It at every
INDIANA SHOUTS FOR BRYAN
Flatform Indorsing Him Received
With Outburst of Cheers.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 7. Democrats of
Indiana today adopted a platform strong
lv indorsing William J. Bryan for the
Presidency, and selected a state ticket for
all officers except Governor and Reporter
of the Supreme Court. Benjamin r.
Hhlvelev. of South Bend, former Repre-
sentative In Congress from the Thir
teenth Indiana District, was permanent
chairman. In a stirring address on the
origin of the graft epidemic, the speaker
alluded to the case of United States Sen
ator Mitchell, of Oregon.
That which Is today eulogized and approved
as -broad statesmanship and enlightened
patriotism in Theodore Roosevelt was only
, rw years ago denounced as reactionary.
revolutionary and unpatriotic In "William Jen
nings Bryan. The afterslght of the one is
almost equal to me toresigni oi vne uuir.
Mr. Shively said: .
The use of governmental power for private
purposes Is the beginning of what Is today
called graft. Such n of governmental power
creates a dlrtlnct class In the country, with
Interests special and apart from the interests
common to thetr fellow citizens. The bene
ficiaries of governmental power unconsciously
come to regard their own peculiar privileges
as of paramount public concern. They come
to countenance and even support other atauaea
and mischiefs in Government so long as their
own special advantages are conserved The
result of this old system of farming out the
rowers of Government has been to bring Into
the Republic a confederacy of special privileges
that la today contesting for supremacy with
the American people.
In exchange for the favors it has received
and expects to receive, it has for many years
capitalized the Republican organization,
financed its conventions, secured the election
of Its candidates, and required them to stand'
pat after they were elected.
The McCalls, McCurdys an-t Alexanders had
witnessed the trust properties of Government
turned over to private interests and power
farmed out for selfish gains. They had wit
nessed those functions which had been con
ferred for beneficent purposes transformed into
merchandise. They could not appropriate the
great trust funds in their charge for political
purposes without crime. The chairman and
the treasurer of the National Republican Com
mittee could not receive those funds without
crime. Yet. because of the moral turpitude,
born of persistent and successful merchandis
ing in power, these men not only made this
criminal use of trust funds, but openly ami
unblushingly Justified It.
Republican United States Senator Mitchell
had witnessed the wrongful appropriation of
the public property to private individuals un
der the forms of law, and he and his associ
ates attempted the wrongful appropriation
without the form of law of 300,000 acres of
the public land, and he died on his way to
prison. A Republican United States Senator
from Nebraska peddled out the postofflces of
IConcludCo M J
WEILL 11 TARTAR
Make Case' Worse. by
: Their Questions.
TELLS MORE OF WHAT OAW
Accuses Friends of Beef Trust
FLOORS CAKED WITH FILTH
President's Investigator Describes
Scenes In Chicago Packing
Houses Wilson Admits
Loss of Foreign Trade.
WASHINGTON, June 7. His charges
against the meat packers were repeated
and enlarged upon today by Charles P.
Nelil, Commissioner of Labor, in his tes
timony before the House committee on
agriculture. He was subjected to a close
cross-examination, especially by Chair
man Wadsworth, the author of the bill
to make the Government pay the cost of
Inspection, and Mr. Lorimer. Republican
boss, of Chicago, and he even accused
these' gentlemen of quibbling and seeking
to discredit him. He was championed by
several members of the Committee, who
resented the tone of some, of the ques
The effect of the questioning was only
to emphasize the worst of Mr. NelU's
charges. He described floors, black wun
filth, which all the seas could not wash
clean; he Identified diseases from which
employes were suffering by the smell of
the medicines they carried; he told again
the story of the hog which slipped into
the wrong place; he answered the state
ment that girls were allowed to sit by
saying they had nothing to sit upon; he
gave a graphic word-picture of a man
climbing with hands, knees and feet over
a pile of meat; he denied that packing
houses are open to the public:
Before Mr. Neill testified, Thomas 11-
son. representative of the packers, fin
ished his testimony. He denied the pos
sibility of passing on the cost of Inspec
tion to the cattlemen, and predicted dis
aster to the livestock Industry, as well as
to the packers, from the loss of foreign
AVllson Objects to Expense.
Aside from the objections he had point
ed out yesterday to the Beverldge amend
ment, Mr. Wilson said the only other se
rious objection was the provision placing
the cost of inspection on the packers. Be
fore discussing this objection, Mr. Wilson
was questioned closely by Representa
tives Henry (Conn.) and Haskins (Vt.)
about the sections intervening between
those he found fault with last night and
that regarding the cost of inspection.
Have you been advised since we ad
journed yesterday not to make further
objections?" asked Haskins.
'No, sir; it so happens that most of the
objections are in the first sections," re
plied Mr. Wilson.
As to cost Mr. Wilson said the packers
were already under an expense aggregat
ing Jl.000,000 a year for condemnation of
animals. "Neither the raisers nor pro
ducers bear any of the loss on condemned
stock. It all falls on the packers," as
serted Mr. Wilson.
Might Pass Cost on to Cattlemen.
Representative Scott (Kan.) suggested
that it was generally understood the pack
ers so controlled the meat market that
they would be able to recoup themselves
for the cost of inspection. "We could
not," replied Mr. Wilson. "me large
packers kill only 50 per cent of the meat
supply of the country, and do not control
Mr. Henry suggested that the de
linquencies of the packers had placed
them in the present position, and inquired
why should the packers object to paying
If the Government is to "pull you out of
Mr. Wilson objected to this view of the
case. It was not the fault of the packers.
The packers had sent men into every
hamlet of the world to create a market.
The packers were willing to comply with
any new requirements, but they were now
losing money on their English market and
were carrying it to develop trade. "But
we felt this to be an unjust burden and
one we ought not to be called on to bear,1
Disastrous to Foreign Trade.
Chairman Wadsworth asked If any com
plaint had ever been made as to the qual
ity of the goods shipped abroad.
"Well,"1 replied Mr. Wilson, "I could not
say no to that question. Occasionally we
have a case of goods sent back, but we
always try to get hold of the goods that
are the subject of complaint."
"What Is the result on your foreign
trade of the present agitation?" asked
"The result Is very disastrous," replied
the witness. .
"Our foreign demand for fresh meats
and manufactured products has been
practically cut in two. Our foreign com
petitors are all making the most of this
and are getting the benefit of agitation
and we are standing the loss."
"Naturally," suggested Mr. Wadsworth
"If your foreign demand falls off your
purchases of livestock will be less."
"I do not Bee where we are to find mar
kets if our foreign trade is cut off," an
swered Mr. Wilson.
"Well,'.' continued Mr. Wadsworth, "you
will not have to buy the stock."
"No, but cattleraisers are accustomed
to ship their stock to Chicago and get
their money' for them. If this should
stop I don't see how we are to avoid a
terrible calamity in the West." responded
Mr. Wilson. If. he said, the packers are
required to pay for this inspection, it
would be a reasonable position for . the
packers to take that they would not buy
the stock that has been condemned.
Under the Beverldge amendment, Mx
Wilson said, "it would be possible for the
Secretary of Agriculture to put an in
spector at the elbow of every workman
and charge the cost to the packers."
Inspector at Each Man's Elbow. -
Mr. Lorimer (Illinois) suggested that the
Beverldge amendment would put out of
business thousands of slaughterers doing
an Interstate business, and would result
In creating a "beef trust" in reality.
Dr. Melvin, Chief of tne Bureau of Ani
mal Industry, was asked incidentally to
state the number of Government inspect
ors in Chicago. He answered 77 veteri
nary, 59 stock examiners and 55 taggers,
making 181 in all. In the whole service
he said there are 783.
Mr. Henry, of Connecticut, compliment
ed Mr. Wilson for the showing he had
made, saying, "I do not mink the Chi
cago packers made any mistake in the
selection of the representative they did to
plausibly present a somewhat dubious
Nelll Refused to Make Deal.
Mr. Neill was then put on the stand.
He said he had worked in a Chicago
packing house for six months, while liv
ing in a university settlement.
"You are a specialist along economic
"Modesty forbids me to say," replied
Mr. Neill. He said he was and had been
for a year and a half Commissioner of
Mr. Neill then related a parting inter
view with Dr. Dyson, consulting veterina
rian In Chicago, representing the packers.
Dr. Dyson, he said, had suggested that
Neill and Reynolds go to Washington,
make no report, but Inform the packers
of the conditions found and suggestions
for remedies, then wait 30 days and
come back and see if conditions had not
been made better. This, he indicated, was
to prevent injury to trade.
Mr. Neill said he replied that he was
not authorlred to make any trade or deal;
that he did not know what the Presi
dent's plan was, but believed it was to
secure adequate legislation. Mr. Nelll fol
lowed this statement with a letter he had
received from Dr. Dyson, in which it was
suggested a sanitary committee should be
appointed, and that it be given 30 days to
accomplish improvements, pending which
no reports should be made.
Floors Caked With Dirt.
Mr. Neill rather discouraged a visit of
the committee to Chicago at this time.
as many of the conditions complained of
were due to negligence and could have
been remedied Immediate!) . Mj Nelll
denied the statement of Mr. Wilson that
the floors were scrubbed dally. The dirt
in some of the rooms was caked on the
These floors had not been washed for
Mr. Nelll said he at first began making
notes of the conditions, but after several
days, seeing no change In conditions from
day to day, he abandoned the practice.
He felt justified in saying that the dirty
floors were a common condition. - There
were some dirty and some clean rooms,
but a clean room seemed to be accidental
and gave the impression that sanitation
was not a matter that was looked after
in those plants. This included all the
large plants. Again Mr. Nelll was asked:
You take direct issue with Mr. Wilson
that these rooms were not cleaned?"
"Yes, sir, I do. There were floors there
that were black. There was no ventila
tion. These rooms were not 'chill' rooms.
These, without exception, were the most
satisfactory of jthe plants and no fault
could be found.
Looked for Things Needing Remedy
But you did not mention anything cred
itable in your report," remarked Mr.
Wadsworth. "Were you there simply to
And fault?" .
No, we understood that we were to
ascertain conditions that needed legisla
tive remedies," answered Mr. Neill.
Mr. Haughen (Iowa) wanted to know
the objection to artificial light.
"We are working right here In this room
with artificial light, and have 50 others
right In this Capitol."
"My opinion i ' replied Mr. Neill, "that
no one should be required to work eight
hours a day by artificial light."
Mr. Neill said he remembered in par
ticular one cooking-Mom was dirty, and
he remembered walls, particularly in the
entrances, that were sticky with dirt, and
a pillar that you could scrape dirt from
with your knife. There were rooms with
rafters from ceilings which had not been
whitewashed in months.
Mr. Lorimer asked a number of ques
tions to find out if Mr. Nelll saw meat In
transit from curing vats to the cooking
vat. But Mr. Neill would not answer this
"I did not follow the meat in that way,'
he said. "We saw meats in all stages,
not knowing where it came from or where
it was going."
Climbs Over Pile of Meat.
In the boning-room, Mr. Neill said, he
had seen dirt. In this connection he took
issue with Mr. Wilson's statement yester
day. One instance he remembered spe
cifically in the Nelson Morris house. He
saw one of the men who had just flnshed
his boning walk over the dirt on the floor
to a pile of meat on the floor, climb on
to the pile with his feet, knees and hands.
pick up a piece and throw it 15 feet on
the floor to his bench and, as the dinner
signal sounded at that time, he saw men
climb upon their tables, get their lunches
and sit down on their tables to eat. This,
he said, was directly under the eye of the
Mr. Neill said the papers heralded their
arrival in Chicago and their presence in
the packing-houses was known daily.
Asked again about the bone conveyer by
Mr. Lorimer, Mr. Neill said the conveyer
was. covered with grease and black with
dirt. He was not prepared to say that
that particular conveyer was used in a
Mr. Wadsworth took up the statement
in the report that "we saw meat shoveled
(Conclu&dt on. Pas
APEX FEED MILLS
ire Spreads to Adjoin
ing Lumber Yard.
LOSSES WILL REACH $40,000
Building Material Valued at
$10,000 Goes Up in Smoke.
OIL WORKS THREATENED
Quick Work by Department Saves
Oregon Planing Mill's Plant
and Surrounding Buildings.
Started by Friction.
SUMMARY OF KIRK LOSSES.
The Apex mill, controlled by the
Enterprise Grain & Mill Company,
and the Oregon Planing Mill, owned
by the Honeyman Hardware Com
pany, were badly damaged by flre
last night. The combined loss to
the two companies Is estimated at
$40,000. Fire originated in a barn
In tho rear of the Apex mill and be
fore it could be gotten under control
consumed 500.000 feet of lumber, val
ued at $10,000. and destroyed the
plant of the Apex Mill Company.
Thousands of people were attracted
to the conflagration, and residents
In the vicinity were compelled to
protect their home, by throwing
water on the roofs of their houses.
A number of horses were rescued
Fire originating in a barn in the rear of
the Apex Mills, on Nineteenth and Wilson
streets, at 10:40 o'clock last night, com
pletely destroyed the mill, doing damage
estimated at $30,000, and by spreading to
the storage yards of the Oregon Planing
Mill destroyed lumber estimated to be
worth $10,000. Buildings in the vicinity
of the fire and the Phoenix Oil Works
woro tbrpatnnerl. but by efficient fire
fighting the damage was confined to the
two mill Dronertles.
TTrlntlnn from a belt on a feed mill in
the barn caused the fire, which was first
Maonvoreri in BOO bales of hay stored in
thn hnlldlnir. John Kllgore, night watch
man at the mills, attempted to put out
he, hlHze with a patent extinguisher, put
seeing that he would not be able to get
th flumps under control, ran to Dox t,
it Kindcpnth and Wilson streets, ana
tuT-nf&ri in An alarm.
Ttcforn the engines arrived, the lumber
yards of the Oregon Planing Mill, and the
huiiriimra of the Arjex Mill were In flames
and the warehouses of the fnoenix tm
Works were threatened. Twenty horses
w, imnrinnned in stables in the center
of the fire-swept block, and It was only
by hard work on the part of the mm
hands that the animals were taken out of
Great Crowd; Watches Fire,
mi.. tm hounded bv Twentieth
Roosevelt. Nineteenth and Wilson streets
was blazing when the firemen arrived. Fol-
lnoHnir th first alarm, a second call was
turned In by Chief Campbell that brought
all the apparatus from the west side or.
the river and one or two engines from the
T-.t Rirto Attracted by the ruddy glow
in the cloudy sky, hundreds of people
from down town hurried to tne scene.
rv.ii. r.irient. of the district near tne
conflagration flocked to the burning mills
There were more than 5000 people sur
rounding the burning block, and a full de
tail of policemen under Sergeant jones
foueht with the crowd to keep tnem irora
hindering the work of the fire-fighters.
t iho lnmher-vards of the Oregon -ian
villi woro more than 700.000 feet of
dressed and undressed lumber. 500,000 feet
of which was either destroyed by fire or
r damaged that it will be useless. James
Honeyman. manager of the planing mills.
estimates that the 500,000 feet destroyed or
munrl la worth $20 a thousand wnlcn
would make the loss to the Honeyman
Hardware Company about $10,000. Mr.
Honeyman said last night that the loss
was fully covered by Insurance.
Apex Mill's Loss Large.
tv, Mills, controlled bv the En
tornrlsR Grain and Mill Company, which
also deals In heating, ventilating and dry
ing apparatus, suffered greater carnage
than the Honeyman Hardware Company.
Its plant was almost entirely destroyed.
Furnaces, machinery ana arying appara
tus were destroyed or rendered useless;
w n ."VfcPherson. Dresldent of the com
pany, was In Seattle last night and could
not be found to give an estimate or iis
Robert B. McPherson, secretary of the
company, would not give figures on the
probable loss, but it is estimated that
the damage will amount to more than
$30,000. The property was partially, if
not wholly, covered by insurance. This
Is the third time that the mill has been
damaged by fire.
For some time it was thought that the
Phoenix Oil Works was In danger, but
by stationing firemen near the building
the warehouses of the company were
Good Work by Mill Hands. .
Residences within a radius of several
blocks were threatened by showers of
sparks which ascended from the burn
ing lumber piles, and many property
owners protected their houses by throw-
ing water on the roofs. The fire jumped
the street at one time and attacked a
frame shack at Nineteenth and "Vaughn
streets. This blaze was extinguished be
fore damage was done. Mill hands from
the planing mill probably Baved the of
fices and lumber sheds of the company
by opening the water barrels on the roof
and by using a small hose line with
which they kept the roof of the structure
The Are burned fiercely from 10:40 o'clock
until past midnight, and the recall was
not sounded until 1 o'clock this morning.
The fireboat laid a long line of hose from
the ferry slip and carried its lines to
NO GAUDS OR GAMBLING
German Baptist Brethren Denounce
Pomps and Vanities.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. June 7. After re
ferring to a special committee the matter
of a change of name of yie church toy
omitting the word "German," with in
structions to report at the conference two
years hence, the German Baptist Brethren
adjourned their annual conference today
to meet next year at Long Beach, Cal.
The conference adopted a resolution pro
hibiting the members from engaging in
the sale of diamonds, gold rings, gold
watches, dominoes, dice, playing-cards
and other articles, games of chance or
The church also took the ground that
no divorced person marrying again while
a former companion is living can be re
ceived into the church unlesa the divorce
was for adultery.
CONFERENCE BROKEN UP
Ohio Miners and Operators Will
Fight to a llnlsh.
rrT.TTf RITS O- June 7. The iolnt con
ference of the Ohio miners and operators
nriinnrned this afternoon In a disagree
ment. Both sides declare tonight that the
fight is now on to a finish.
The miners' convention voted tinani
monslv to stand out for the 1903 scale.
and it was decided to assess all miners'
now at work in the state 6 per cent of
their wages for the support of the strik
ers. The National organization win con
tribute $30,000 a week to the strikers.
Tho nnpnitnrfl nlso held a conference.
and Chairman Winder announced that
there would be no wavering among the
MOB 1S AFTER A NEGRO
Circus Kmploye Is Accused of As
sault on Girl.
SIOUX CITT, la., June 7. A telephone
message from Lemars says tne jan is
surrounded by a mob intent trppn lynching
V,n la n,.ital Ctt VlJLVinfiT &SSaUlt-
"'" ' --
ed a white girl tnis anernoon.
Is said to have Deen an emprojo m .
cus that exhibited at Lemars today.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TTccTEnniTR Maximum temperature,- -4;
minimum temperature. to x-iviii-"..
TOnxyg Threatening with probably
showers. Weaterly winds,
Kaiser's exchange messages with King of
Italy, renewing alliance, rage o.
Rolestvensky. Llnievltch and other officers
to be court-martialed, v age o.
Guatemalan regels gain strength. Page 5.
Senate sends rate bill back to conference
and stands by Its amenoments. r u.
Brundlge denounces Roosevelt for Increas
ing white House expenses. ' Page 4.
Williams threatens to filibuster on statehood
hML Paae 4.
wun. . threatens to filibuster on state
hood bill. Pace 4.
Idaho land officials cleared of cnarges.
Nelll reiterates and enlarges charges against
Packers. Pace l.
Bryan accepted as Democratic candidate for
President in 1D0S. i-age i.
wtteraon declares for Bryan. Page 1.
Meant faction fights ' Bryan and controls
nemocratlc congressional commiiiew.
Indian. Semocratlo Convention Indorses
Bryan. Page 1.
. i - t. ,,,. rnmitilulnner issues ill
timatum to shylock insurance companies.
D...u,-i,-,ri RfttlrnnA rtromlses to publish
car distribution rules; more confessions
of graft. Page 4.
Tornadoes In Minnesota, Wisconsin. Kansas
and Michigan. Page 4.
Dr. Andrew C. Smith elected to nigh office
by Medical Association.
Charges filed against District Attorney Jer
ome. Pag 7.
Portland balltossera defeat Los Angeles. 5
to 2. Page 7.
Card for Hunt Club races tomorrow in com
plete. Page 11.
Miss Button meets match at tennis, but wins,
Go Between wins Westminster handicap.
Brave men perish In attempt at rescue in
a Montana coal mine. Page 6.
Main canal In the Klamath project will be
nnuned tnis ran. i-age i.
Official returns on Monday's elections are
slow In coming in. Page a.
Swarm of bees light on team attached- to
harrow and laano rancnes is laiauy nuru
Seattle "lady-killer" found guilty of big
amy and sent to prison. Page B.
Commercial and Marine.
Cause of firmness In. rice market. Page 15.
Wheat lumDS 2 cents at Chicago. Page 15.
Stock market controlled by professionals.
Higher prices paid at second Shanlko wool
sale. .rage io.
Shlppinr tied up by sailors strike. Page 14
Several Important lumber charters recently
Portland and Vicinity.
Senator-Elect Bourne comments oa reasons
ror nis victory, x-age u.
Enemies of Sheriff Word rejoice over bla
defeat at Dolls. Page 10.
San Francisco Seamen's strike ties np all
uoast snipping, x-age j.
Sheriff Word flies election contest suit
against R. L,. Stevens; Judge Eakln, of
!. Rrande. will hear case. Par 10
Inman-Poulson Lumber Company sued for 1165,
ooo damages br Honolulu Arm. Pace 14.
Nearly 200 saloon in Oregon will be closed
' as Tesim oi recent eieciic-na; ooay diow
to liquor traffic Page 1.
Land Shark Puter occupies cell In Portland
tall. Page 18. .
Fire destroys) Apex Feed Mills and lumber
in uregon naning Aim yaros; loss hu.uw.
BODY BLOW TO
Nearly 200 Oregon Sa
loons Must Close.
BREWERIES ARE HEAVY LOSERS
Wholesale Dealers in Spirits
Also Suffer Severely.
LESS MARKET FOR BEER
Predicted That Stronger Beverages
Will Be Sold in "Dry" Dis
tricts Despite Voters'
About 200 saloons will be forced out of,
business next month throughout Oregon.
by the dry mandate of the Prohibition
election, held last Monday. Portland rum
shops, all added together, fall short of
this number. The check on the liquor
traffic In the state obvlouMy will be con
siderable, and the wholesale liquor in
terests will feel keenly the loss of trade.
Foes of rum think they have achieved
big victory in curbing the liquor traffic. -
Realizing that to hold the ground newly
won they will have to fight perhaps even
harder than to win it, they are girding
themselves for a long battle against the
liquor hosts, which they expect to find
ever on the alert, to stir up public senti
ment for return to the old wet regime.
A 3000 fund for this purpose will be
raised, by subscription in Portland, by at
committee of 20 of the Anti-Saloon League.
On this committee are:
Samuel Connell. E. Quackenbush, E. C
Bronaugh. J. Thorburn Ross, J. J. Ross, E.
J. Edwards. Theodore Adams. Richard L.lpp.
E. N. Deady. R. R. Steele. Dr. J. R. Wilson.
Dr. Clarence True Wilson. Dr. W. H. Heppe,
Dr. F. B. Ford. Rev. E. H. Mowre. Rev. E.
Nelson Allen. Rev. E. S. Muckley. Kev. a
J. Montgomery, Dr. J. W. Brougher, Dr. R.
Plans to Continue Campaign.
This committee was appointed yesterday
by the trustees of the League, who met
to consider plans for continuing the cam
paign. The League will demand . strict
enforcement of the law in every dry
county and precinct, and through a secret
service system of its own, will ferret out
lawbreakers and gather evidence for their
prosecution. The detective force of the
League will be Improved in efficiency and
will employ what Superintendent Rader
calls a "new method of communication."
The counties made dry are Linn. Lane.
Yamhill, Tillamook. Wallowa and Benton.
Other counties claimed by the Antl-Saloor,
element are Sherman. Gilliam, Lincoln
and possibly Crook, from which no re
turns as to Prohibition have as yet been
received. Coos County waa carried "dry,'
except in the towns of Marshfleld. North
Bend and Bandon, which returned "wet
majorities and caused a "wet" majority
In the county as a whole. County Pro
hibition was also rejected by Wasco, Mor-.
row. Polk and Malheur. '
Many precincts in "wet" counties werei
captured by the Prohibition element, and
the saloons which will be ' driven out
thereby will number 60 or more. In the
"dry" counties, the saloons will number
about 125. i
Superintendent Ttader's Figures.
These figures are on the authority 08
Superintendent Rader. According to him.
the saloons which will be driven out "by;
the election are about as follows:
Linn County Albany 6. Harrisburg 2,
Tangent 2, Waterloo 1. Lower Marlon
Stayton 1. Jefferson 2, Sheldon 2. Lane,
20; Tillamook, 14; Yamhill, 15; Wallowa,
8; Coos. 12: Lincoln, 12; Gilliam, 14; Sher
man, 15. Outside dry counties, so far as)
learned, 52. Total, as Indicated by incom
plete returns, 177.
The net loss to the liquor lnterest
growing out of the prohibition victories)
will aggregate, it Is estimated, I700.000.
Besides this, a huge financial loss will bo
sustained by the breweries of the state.
Those who are conversant with the situa
tion declare that a property loss of J250O
for every saloon that will be compelled to
close is a conservative estimate. As at
least 177 saloons, and probably more, will
be affected, this item alone amounts to
approximately $455,000. The thousands of
dollars expended by the saloon men in
the campaign and incidental losses, it la
thought, will easily bring the total up to
Albany Brewery Is Rained.
The heaviest individual sufferer will
be the big brewery at Albany, which,
represents an Investment of more than
$50,000. A prominent liquor dealer ex
pressed the opinion yesterday that this)
would be almost a total loss, as tha
business of the establishment will bet
ruined by Linn County voting "dry." v
In all the counties and precincts in
which liquor, elections were held the)
liquor Interests gained but one decisive
victory- That was In Precincts 68 and
67, In Multnomah County, which voted
"wet." Precinct 67 Is at St. Johns and
Precinct 66 is In Portland, but they were
linked together. In the hope that the
Portland vote would overcome the liquor
majority in St, Johns. As two years ago
St. Johns voted "dry." this is considered
a great victory by the saloon men. No
other precinct or county, so far as is
known in Portland, changed from "dry"
Liquor men say that just as much
money will be spent for liquor in Oregon
as before, but that the brewers, never
theless, will be heavy losers. They say
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