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VOL. XLVI.-NO. 14,282.
PORTLAND," OREGOX, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Senator From Texas is
Smeared With Oil.
SULLIVAN MEN CHORTLING
Insist Democratic Leader Must
Be Read Out of Party.
NOT A FIT ASSOCIATE
Mayor Dunne, of , Chicago, Adds
Voice to the Demand, and the
Hearst Faction Shows Its
CHICAGO. Sept. 16. (Special.)
"What will William Jennings Bryan do
With Senator Joseph Bailey after yes
terday's exposure that he is a power
ful figure In the Standard Oil monopo
ly?" was the question Illinois Demo
crats, more especially those of the
Roger Sullivan and John P. Hopkins
brand, were gleefuly asking today. The
men insist that Bryan must not only
read Bailey out of the party, but prac
tically chase him out of the political
"Mr. Bryan cannot make fish of one
and fowl of another," said Roger Sulli
van. "If he proposes to put me out
of the party because I have interest
In Ogden Gas, a small local concern, he
must lake fully if not more drastic
action concerning . Senator Bailey,
whose close connection with the Stand
ard Oil Company was shown In the tes
timony at St. Louis.".
Millions for Bailey to Handle.
Sullivan had Just read the testimony
of H. Clay Pierce, who, in defending a
suit for alleged salary filed by Grute,
testified that he had turned Grute over
to Bailey, to be used as he saw fit and
that he had also turned over to Bailey
oil andrallway stocks to the amount
of .113,000,000, to handle as he deemed
best, as 'he (Pierce) was too busy to
attend to this trifle.
Pierce testified that Senator Bailey
foad secured the Standard Oil Company
a reinstatement in Texas after it had
been ousted under the anti-trust laws.
This was secured under the name of
the Waters-Pierce Company, in reality
the Southwestern branch of the Stand
ard. Two Courses for Bryan.
Illinois Democrats believe Bryan
will have to cudgel Bailey off the po
litical machine or soften appreciably
In "nls attitude toward Roger Sullivan
and other men of the party who are
connected with "certain corporate in
terests." There was much chortling In
the Sullivan camp today, for it is fig
ured that if Bryan starts out to demol
ish every Democrat who Is turning a
penny through the corporations, "and
no questions asked" he will soon have a
sorry following and there will be a
tremendous void In he campaign funds
Mayor Dunne, who is classed here as a
Bryan adherent, was vehement in his
demand tonight that "the rascals be
thrown out," meaning Bailey and all
other Democrats who are In any way
connected with corporate interests. The
Hearst faction is also hostile to Bailey,
so, for the first time in history, all the
Democratic factions In Cook County are
united on one question, that being that
Senator Bailey Is not a fit associate for
Conservatives Willing to Walt.
Some of the conservatives declined ' to
grow vociferous at present, saying they
would wait until Bryan, in his own good
time and peerless manner, takes the
question by the scruff of the neck and
disposes of It.
Senator Bailey's connection with the
"Waters-Pierce Otl Company as an at
torney, which was brought out in a more
or less sensational manner in the news
dispatches today, was long ago given
attention by the Texas statesman, who
on divers occasions during the last ses
sion of Congress openly defended the
right of a lawyer to defend any client
whose Interests were Jeopardized, and
freely spoke of his relations with the
corporation In question.
Bailey's Defense in Senate.
In one of the most notable speeches of
the notable session, in June, Bailey, rising
to a question of personal privilege, replied
to a "murk rake" attack in a magazine
that has been printing a series of arti
cles entitled "The Treason of the Sen
ate." "I am a lawyer," said Bailey on
that occasion, "and I never shall refuse
to accept a fee when I think my clients
' need the protection of the courts. I de
spise those public men who think, they
have to remain poor In order to be con
"I have no sympathy with the man who
is willing to go to the poorhouse in his
old age in order to hold office In middle
life. I intend to make every dollar I
honestly can. So will every man who
has sense enough to keep a churchyard."
In Days Gone By.
Just why William Jennings Bryan is
attacking corporate interests in Chicago
is puzzling many of the Democratic poli
ticians, who have not forgotten some
things that happened in 1896 and 1000.
when he was a candidate for President.
At that time Thomas Gahan was Na
tional committeeman and president of
the Ogden Gas Company, and he con
tributed freely to Bryan's campaign fund
and also paid some of the candidate's ex
penses. GLAD TROOPS ARK RECALLED
Bryan Says Cubans Must Settle
Their Own Troubles.
ROANOKE, Sept. 16. W. J. Bryan
tonight gave the first expression he has
made on the present Cuban situation.
When seen in his carriage before he
left for Lynchburg by the representa
tive of the Associated Press, and asked
if he tyould say anything aijout the sit
uation in Cuba and whether in his opin
ion the United states should intervene,
Bryun dictated the following statement:
"I am very glad that the Adminis
tration recalled the troops landed at
Havana. While we should do all In our
power to bring about peace by offering
the good offices of our country, we
have no business Interfering with their
local affairs. They must settle the dis
putes among themselves, but I would
be glad if both parties would be will
ing to accept mediation, with the Idea
of bringing about an agreement
through the good offices of our Gov
ernment." Bryan pointed out that this expres
sion was the first he had made on the
present situation on the island and was
all he cared to say.
Bryan spent today resting at Holllns
Institute, a college for young women,
six miles from Roanoke, in the coun
try, where his daughter Grace has en
tered school. In the afternoon he deliv
ered an address to the students In the
college chapel. The college chaplain
read the 13th chapter of First Corin
thians and Bryan followed In a talk
that lasted one hour, dwelling on faith,
hope and love.
Bryan came with Miss Bryan in a
carriage to Roanoke and left at 7 P.
M. for Raleigh, N. C, Lynchburg and
Greensboro. He will speak at Raleigh,
Durham, Burlingham and Greensboro
Monday and at Kenersville, Weston,
High Point. Lexington, Salisbury, Con
cord and Charlotte Tuesday. He will
speak at Columbia, S. C, Wednesday.
He will make more speeches In North
Carolina than any other state on his
Bryan Driven to Position.
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 16. In a letter
to Governor Vardaman, W. J. Bryan de
clared that the main thing which led him
to believe In the Government ownership
of railroads was the corruption in poll
tics brought about by private owner
ship. "You are right in saying I prefer pri
vate ownership, if I thought private own
ership consistent with onr politics and
justice to the public, and I came reluc
tantly to my present position and I be
lieve that you and other Democrats will
be brought reluctantly to the same posi
tion. As for the party it can only act
when the voters are ready to act, and it
Is impossible at this time to say how far
public opinion will isupport this sug
gestion I have made."
The letter was relative to a statement
given out by Governor Vardaman In
which he stated that he would prefer pri
vate ownership of railroads with gov
GILLETTE SENDS FOR ERWIN
Expert Asked to Prosecute Men Ac
cused of Robbing Philadelphia.
MACON, Ga., Sept. 16. United States
District Attorney Marion Erwin, of
Macon, has been requested by Major Gil
lette,, chief of the Philadelphia Filtration
Bureau and recently in charge of the
United States works at Savannah, to
prosecute the cases against the men alloc-,
,r Viuvb robbed the City of Phila
delphia through official irregularities.
Mr. Erwln was special counsel ior ma
Government in the Green-Gaynor engi
neering fraud cases of Savannah.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 73
degrees; minimum, 47.
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness, cooler. t
Rotter Sullivan Democrats chuckle over po
sition In which Bailey Incident places
Bryan. Page 1.
Bryan declares that the Cubans must settle
their own disputes. Page 1.
Slate is prepared for the Washington Re
publican convention to meet at Seattle.
Wreck of the Mongolia.
Pacific Mall steamship Mongolia goes
ashore on Midway Island. Page 1.
The Manchuria, of the same line, Is floated
near Honolulu. Page 1.
Cuban government making frantic efforts
to restore peace in the island. Page 1.
Fleet of United States warships precedes
Secretary Taft to Havana, i-age j
Bryan declares the Cubans must settle
their own disputes among themselves.
Mexico's birthday is celebrated with merry
making, and no discordant notes. Page 3.
President Diss opens Mexican Congress and
President Roosevelt's name is linked with
his In cheers. Page 3.
General Trepoft had been dead for three
hours before his body was found.
Statue of George Washington unveiled at
nuuapcst before cneerlng thousands.
Latin-Quarter students arrested for aiding
counterfeiter in passing bad coin. Page 3.
Negroes declared to be held in bondage by
railroad contractors in Tennessee.
Goldneld gambler murders a messenger boy
in coia.Diooa. iage z.
San Francisco wins both Sunday games
from Portland; scores 0-3 and 0-3.
Coach Bezdek passes through Portland on
way to take charge of University of Oio-
gon iooiDau squad. Page 5.
President Bert gives Umpire Derrick des
potic powers on the diamond. Page 6.
San Francisco business resumes Ktenriv
growth with the ending of the street-car
striKe. rage 4.
Street-car runs away on Ran Tranri.rA
. . line and crashes into another crowded
car. Page 3.
Shin Robert- Searles feels earthauaka shrwlr
while on way to Bay City from Puget
Portland and Vicinity.
One Japanese killed and another perhaps
lataiiy wuunuea in XNoria-,na cutting
affray. Page 12.
8. A. D. Puter will write book disclosing
Inner secrets of land frauds. Page 12.
Mrs. Jacob Fleischner. Oregon pioneer, dies
Alter lung iiiueas. a(e 0.
City schools open today with large attend'
ance. Page 7.
W. A. Mears returns from Hawaii with ad
vice for Portland jobbers. Page 9.
Mayor Lane promises Initiative One Hun
dred to veto East Third-street franchise
ordinance today. Page 12.
Chinese member of steamship Arabia's crew
locked up to prevent him from deserting.
Rev. S. C. Lapham harshly criticises gas
company's part in Velguth case. Page 8.
Cyrli Menth. 16-year-old boy. confesses to
robbing man who befriended him.
ON MIDWAY REEF
Passengers Have Been Safely
Landed From Big Pacific
VESSEL IN BAD SHAPE
Her Sister Ship, the -Manchuria, Has
Just Been Rescued From Rocks
on Which She Grounded
MIDWAY ISLAND, North Pacific
Ocean, Sept. 16. Tne Pacific Mall
Bteamship Mongolia, a sister ship of
the Manchuria, is aground on Midway
reef. The ship Is being lightered and
her passengers are boing landed safely.
The weather is fine and the sea
The steamship Mongolia sailed from
Yokohama for San Francisco Septem
ber 10. The steamship is owned by the
Pacific Mall Steamship Company, of
.New lork, and la a sister ship of the
Manchuria, which went ashore on
Rabbit Island, August 20, and was only
noatea yesterday (Sunday.)
The Mongolia was built at Camden,
N. J., in 1934. Her length is 600 feet,
beam 65.3 feet and she registers 13,638
The reef upon which the Mongolia is
ashore nearly surrounds the Midway
islands, a group in the North Pacific
Ocean. northwest of the Hawaiian
Islands. The reef Is open only on the
west side, admitting to Wells harbor,
which is roomy and safe. Midway Island
is a station of the Commercial Cable
No Tackle to Move Mongolia.
HONOLULU, Sept. 16. It will be im
possible to send Immediate assistance
from here towards salving the Mongolia.
All the wrecking tackle here has been
used In floating the Manchuria and at
tempting to save the transport Sheri
Midway Island, being so little above -the
sea level, affords no protection from any'
side from heavy seas. The position of
the Mongolia is not known here, but a
storm coming from any direction would
affect her. Storms may be expected
MIDWAY IS OVERCROWDED.
Steamers Viir Be Hurried to the
Island From Honolulu.
HONOLULU, Sept. 16. A message re
ceived here from Captain Porter, of the
steamship Mongolia, says that the ves
sel Is on the roivjcs and is in a bad posi
tion. Her passengers have been safely
landed on Midway Island. It Is thought
that steamers will be hurried from this
port with supplies and tackle unless
the Mongolia is quickly floated. They
will also bring away her passengers.
Midway Is utterly lacking in accom
modations for so many people and
considerable hardship may result.
FOURTH WITHIN TWO MONTHS
Three Other Large Vessels Have
Been Stranded in the Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. The Pa
cific Mall Steamship Company's steamy
ship Mongolia Is commanded by Cap
tain Porter. She is a sister ship of the
Manchuria, which went ashore near
Honolulu August 20, and which was
successfully floated today.
The Mongolia is the fourth large
trans-Pacific vessel to be stranded
within the last two months. The other
three were the United States trans
ports Thomas and Sheridan and the
Manchuria. The Thomas was gotten oft
but the Sheridan is still aground.
MONGOLIA IS LEAKING SLOWXY
Steamer Has 200. Cabin Passengers
and 500 Asiatics.
HONOLULU, ' Sept. 16. According to
the latest advices received here, the
Mongolia lies on the windward side of
Midway Island, In a dangerous place
She is leaking slightly. The steamer
had on board 200 cabin passengers and
500 Asiatics in the steerage. It is
thought that it will be necessary .to
send relief to them immediately.
The wife of Captain Porter, residing
here, has received a cable from her
husband saying that the vessel was In
EVENTS OF COMING WEEK
Fate of the Cuban Republic.
Cuba undoubtedly will hold the in
' terest of the world during the week
to come. The visit of Secretaries Taft
and Bacon to the island republic with
the avowed purpose of bringing about
a solution of the trouble which has
already resulted in bloodshed and
commercial disruption, is recognised
on all sides as an event of first im
portance In the world affairs. Pre
ceded, accompanied and followed by
a formidable land and sea fighting
force, the representatives of Presi
dent Roosevelt will reach the Cuban
capital early in the week and the
prophecy has been made in influential
circles that their work will be com
pleted within seven days.
Within that limited time it is ex
pected that It will definitely have
determined whether an amicable set
tlement of the conflict on the island
can be brought about without further
intervention on the part of the United
States. It is probable that upon the
success or failure of the mission en
trusted to secretaries Taft and Bacon
depends the immediate future of the
new republic whether it shall re
main, as at present, a sovereign state,
or shall come under the active pro- ,
tectlon of the United States, for a '
time at least, under the provisions of '
the Piatt, amendment. j
Novelist Would Be Governor.
The most Interesting political' event
of the week in New England will be
the state convention of the New
Hampshire Republicans at Concord,
Tuesday. There are five candidates
. for the Gubernatorial nomination. In
cluding Winston Churchill, the nov
elist. New York Bosses Fight for Central.
Tuesday, primary elections will be
held In New York by both the Demo-
cratlc and Republican parties. Much
interest is taken In these primaries
this year because of contests for con
trol being waged against B. B. Odell.
Jr., the present head of the state Re
publican organization, and Charles F.
Murphy, head of Tammany Democ
racy. The opposition to Odell In New
York City Is being waged by Herbert
Parsons, chairman of the county Re
publican committee, who recently vis
ited President Roosevelt at Oyster Bay
and received from the President an
Indorsement of Mr. Parsons' course la
In Tammany the situation is more
complicated. Murphy Is fighting to
continue as the leader of the organl
- zation, but opposed to him are forces
friendly to Mayor McClellan, while
the adherents of Congressman Tim
othy D. Sullivan, who are very plenti
ful in the organization, have not yet
Indicated their position. Whether the
New York county delegates to the
state Democratic convention will be
Instructed for William R. Hearst for
Governor, may depend on the result
' of fffe Tammany primary, as Murphy
Is generally supposed to favor such
William' J. Bryan will continue his
Southern tour this week and will de
liver an address at Atlanta Thursday.
American Automobile Team.
Seventeen candidates for places on
the team whlcTi will represent Amer
ica In the International automobile
race for the Vanderbilt cup on Long
Island next Saturday. The first five
cars to finish will compose the Amer
ican team In the International race..
a .serious position. It is stated that
Captain Metcalf who, with Captain
Plllsbury, succeeded In floating the
Manchuria, will take the steamer Re
storer to Midway for the purpose of
salving the Mongolia, as soon as he la
able to raise the tackle used In salv
ing the Manchuria. .
MANCHURIA HAS BEEN FLOATED
Pacific Mail Steamship Went Ashore
HONOLULU, Sept. 16. The Pacific
Mail Steamship Company's steamship
Manchuria, which went aground on
Rabbit Island August 23, was success
fully floated today and she is now be
ing towed to this harbor by the tug
Restorer. A great crowd of people are
watching the Manchuria being towed
During the final efforts to pull the
Manchuria off the reef several thou
sand bags of flour were Jettisoned.
These are washing ashore and are be
ing picked up by the natives.
Manchuria Lies at Anchor.
HONOLULU, Sept. 16. The "steamship
Manchuria is now anchored off the har
bor. It has not yet been decided whether
she shall proceed 'to 9an Francisco or
whether she shall proceed under her own
steam. If she Is towed it will probably
be necessary to send for tugs. It Is re
ported that her propeller Is badly dam
aged and that her rudder Is useless.
Divers will examine her tomorrow.
It is stated that the cost of savins the
Manchuria will amount to over $500,000.
One hundred thousand dollars worth of
tackle was left at, the bottom of the
pcean. Litigation over salvage has been
obviated by definite agreements with all
steamers that participated.
AGROUND ON REEF NEAR MIDWAY
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP MONGOLIA.
REAR ATM SIGHT
OF HEARST COLLAR
Independents Will Not Be
Driven Along the Lane
Prepared for Them.
EDITOR'S HINTS WASTED
Singular Conglomeration of Dele
gates Give No Heed to Half-Veiled
Pleas for Fusion, and Run
Show to Their Liking.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16. (Special.)
"The trouble with the Independence
League convention was that the dele
gates took the first part of their name
too seriously." This explanation was
made by a politician who was an in
terested spectator of the greatest show
that has been pulled off in New York
in many years. i
There were 1661 delegates and not
more than the odd 61 had ever been in
a convention before. Hundreds of them
paid their first visit to New York, and
It is believed from their actions, that
scores of them never traveled on a train
or stopped at a hotel in their lives.
And every one of them was full of
misguided enthusiasm and fairly bub
bled over with Independence.
Max Ihmsen and a few other leaders
had mapped out the convention plans,
and everything was lovely on paper.
Delegates Run the Show.
The trouble was that so much has
been said about this convention being
"absolutely .free from boss domination"
and also the "ungagged voice of the
common people," to quote District
Leader Teddy O'Laughlln, of Brooklyn,
that the delegates were convinced that
they would make an awful hit by run
ning the performance themselves.
So they did.
The original intention had been to
nominator Hearst for Governor and
Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler for Lieutenant-Governor.
Then the glad news
was to be brdken to the delegates that
the Democratic party was waiting eag
erly and anxiously for a chance, to
commit fusion, whereupon the conven
tlon was to leave the selection of the
remainder of the ticket in the hands of
the executive committee with full
power to Mil all vacancies or to accept
the nominees of the Democratic con
Reminds of Populistlc Days.
When the delegates descended upon
the Gllsey House, the night before the
gathering was . called together, the
scene wab more exciting than an old
time Populist convention In Kansas.
All the Hearst leaders were the cen
ter of excited throngs. Max Ihmsen,
chairman of the state committee, had
the joy of listening to 67 men explain
lng their grievances simultaneously.
They screamed at even the thought
of fusion. The Republican party was
corrupt. So was the Democratic party.
They knew it because they had read it
in the American, and had it dinned into
their ears at Independence League
"You've been telling us for months
that our only hope of ending boss rule
was by being Independent." shouted
Delegate Spencer, who is a guide up in
the Adirondacks, and looks it, "now we
come down here and you want to tie us
to the Democratic chariot so that Ryan
and Belmont can kick us."
The Wrath of John Ford.
John Ford, who ran for City Con
troller with Hearst a year ago, and Is
a member of the Independence League
executive committee, was one of the
maddest man in the bunch.
"I've fought the Democratic party all
my life," he said. "I Joined the league'
because I thought It meant an honest
Independent government for the state.
But if you think that you are going to
make a Democrat out of me, you've made
the greatest mistake of your life.
know the Republican party in this state
Is corrupt, but the Democratic organiza
tion Is all of that, and it Is foolish be
sides. 'Why, this kind of a bunco game
would make me go out and stump the
state against Hearst."
And here are the views of a Democrat
William B. Putnam, of Watertown:
"Before I came away I saw our leader.
John "N. Carlisle, and I told hlra. we
would put the old party I've supported
all my life in third place. And now you
want me to sneak back and tell him we
are begging for a favor. "Why, I feel
ilka voting the Republican ticket."
Giant Makes Badges Popular.
The Brooklyn delegates, who are al
ways In a high state of excitement, ex
celled themselves on this occasion. Henry
Winter, who comes from East New York,
marched around the corridors of the Gll
sey House with a pocket full of cards
bearing the Inscription, ' "I am for a
straight ticket." Winters is six feet
high and works In an Iron foundry, and
nearly everybody he tackled put on a
Sure I took it," said "W. C. "Wright,
who works on the American. "I saw a
chap decline one, and "Winters punched
him on the nose. I'd wear anything he
asked me to."
A member of the state committee gave
this lucid explanation of why a full
ticket was needed. "It wasn't on the
cards," he said, "But nobody could do
anything with these Buffaloes. They
thought they were really supposed to
think, and we couldn't drive that idea
out of their minds. Why, they'd have
murdered Hearst if he hadn't given in
Hearst Hints at Fusion.
In a speech before the state committee,
Hearst told the members it was up to
them to decide what should be done, but
hinted as strongly as he could that he
would like to see fusion. There was a
plaintive note in his voice, when he said:
'I do think It Is due the people who
have .followed us and our supporters to
be elected to something some time, and
to put Into practice and operation the
principles we stand for, not for our bene
fit, but for the benefit of the people of
this country and state."
Whereupon men who know absolutely
nothing aoout politics told him that he
could be elected more easily as an in
dependent than If he ran with the) in
dorsement of the Democratic party.
The result of the League convention.
it Is believed, means the certainty of a
three-cornered fight. "Flnky" Conners
and Norman E. Mack, who have been ac
tive supporters of Hearst, admit that
there Is nothing left for the Democratic
party but to stand up and be beaten to
They say that they cannot ask their
party to surrender everything to Hearst,
and after this week's exhibition, they
doubt If that leader has any control
over his followers.
Willing to Get Orf Ticket.
It Is rumored that a number of men
on the League's state ticket are willing
to retire if they can help Hearst, but
this their friends Indignantly deny.
In fact, in one particular case, a can
didate who hails from up the state, has
been told flatly that if he withdraws
to help along any fusion scheme that his
neighbors will request that he move away
on 48 hours' notice.
"Big Bill" Devery, fomerly Chief of
Police, and now recognized as the philos
opher of Rockaway in Summer only
declares that he Is reaJJy sorry for
"Of course, I don't like him, my boy,
he said to a reporter. "But I
feel sorry for a chap who gets In such
Deverey on Hearst's Mistakes.
"He's like a sport that sits in a poker
game. The cards are all marked, and he
thinks that the game is easy. But some
body changes the pack, he loses all his
cash, and don't know how It happened.
"Willie's mistake was In getting too
many delegates, son. Had 1661 by actual
count. Told them he wanted them to
run things, and they did.
"A man who Is used to being a dele
gate Is all right. He knows what Is ex
pected of him and he does It. But Hearst
smoked out a lot of curios, funny old
men with long whiskers, and they made
bis slate look like 30 cents.
"When you have a convention, son, get
house-broken delegates. Don't hunt for
mild-eyed reformers and Robinson Cru
soes. And don't give the common people
too much authority. Let them vote elec
tion day, but don't let them act as chauf.
feurs for your political autos.
"For the common people get awfully
common if you are too kind to them.
Hearst hasn't told me about it, but I'll
bet he wishes he'd let Max Ihmsen be a
convention all by himself."
FELT AT SEA
SHIP ROBERT SEARLES FEELS
SHOCK ON PACIFIC.
Cargo and Upper Works of Vessel
Quiver During Disturbance That
Lasts Twenty-Two Minutes.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. The
lumber-laden ship Robert Searles has
arrived from Tacoma and northern
ports. Captain Pilts, In command, states
that among other incidents during the
trip the officers of the vessel recorded
a severe earthquake shock, which
caused a panic among the crew and
threatened serious harm to the vessel,
Captain Ptltz says that on the morn
lng of September 14, when the ship
was within 250 miles of her destina
tlon, a severe disturbance of the water
was felt. As near as could be deter
mined the earthquake was experienced
at a point in the Pacific in- latitude
42:18:00 north, longitude 125:52:00 west.
So severe was the disturbance that
the cargo and upper works of the ves
sel were shuken. The captain and sec
ond officer recorded the length of the
shock as 22 minutes.
Mineowners Are Called Out.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Sept. 16. Or
ders were issued today calling out all
the men employed by the Vandalla
Coal Company. The action was taken
by the district officials of the United
Mineworkers of America, and was the
result of the failure to settle differ
ences growing out of the discharge of
three men at Vandalla mine, No. 6, near
Linton. The Vandalla Company employs
3000 men. The Terre Haute agreement
provided for suspension of work at all
the mines owned by a company when
trouble exists at the mine.
Decree Issued to Sus
OVERTURES MADE INSURGENTS
Envoys Are Hurried to the
Front in Automobiles. .
PRISONERS AGREE TtfHELP
Cnban Government Hopes to Mako
an Amicable Settlement Before
Arrival of .Secretary Taft
and Escort of Warships.
HAVANA, Sept 16. The 'Government!:
this evening is making final strenuous.
efforts to restore peace in Cuba and thus
avoid any kind of American Intervention.
The object of these endeavors, it Is .said.
la that it may be able to say, by the
time Secretary of War Taft and Act
ing Secretary of State Bacon arrive, that
peace has already resulted; that, there
fore, there Is no need for American Gov
ernment Intervention, either to restore
peace or Insure permanent tranquility.
Members of the Government Informed
the Associated Press that they are mak
ing the efforts in accordance with the
advice contained In President Roosevelt'e
letter; that they have no objection to
the friendly assistance of the United
States In the matter. If it ecomes neces
sary, but that they believe they can set
tle It between the Government and the
revolutionists without the necessity of
Intervention. At least, they say, they are
making an attempt to accomplish this
end unaided, and with fair prospects of
Campaign Is Suspended.
This Is the latest phase of a rapidly
changing situation that developed late
this afternoon "when an extraordinary
gazette was Issued containing a decree
signed by President Palma on the recom
mendation of the Secretary of Publlo
Works, Montalvo. The decree follows:
"All campaign operations are sus
pended, and in consequence the. Govern
ment forces will act only on the defen
sive throughout the Republic. The Sec
retary of the Interior will issue the
necessary orders for the execution of this)
The decree caused great surprise, as it
was believed to signify a change of
heart by the Government officials, who
for the past two days have been strongly
against taking up peace overtures with,
the emissaries of the revolutionists.
The Associated Press learns that to
day's action had Its beginning by Gen
eral Menocal's renewed effort In visit
ing Secretary Montalvo and urging him
to make the strongest possible endeavor.:
to make President Palma comply with,'
President Roosevelt's advice and avoid'
the consequences of ' intervention by re-!
questing a truce and endeavoring to have 1
the Cubans themselves come to an
agreement. Prisoners Agree to Aid Plan.
Secretary Montalvo and General Mono
cal first visited Jose Miguel Gomez ani'
others of the alleged conspirators In the
prison and found them willing to co-j
operate in securing peace. The basis of)
peace was not discussed In any detail, I
but Secretary Montalvo returned to the
palace and urged President Palma to;
consider the matter.
The President called a conference for
this purpose, which was attended by the
Ministers, Vice-President Mendoz CapoUl
General Freyre and Senator Dolz. The re-,
suit of this conference was the Issuance
of the decree suspending governmental
After the decree was Issued government!
emissaries were dispatched in automo-J
biles to confer with the revolutionists
General Menocal, accompanied by Con
gressman Cobln and Garcia Vleta, the
youngest son of Callxto Garcia, drove Irs .
the direction where Alfredo Zayas was
encamped with Castillo's forces, not far
from Santiago de Las Vegas, and others
went to Guanajay, which place this af- ,
ternoon was occupied by a big band of
revolutionists under Congressman Campos
Prevents Blowing Up of Mayor.
The latter had Mayor Galles and the
200 volunteers defending the town cooped
up In a carcel and surrounded by a swarm
of insurgents. The Mayor, up to this
evening, had defied Campos Marquetti
and was still holding out when the peace
emissaries arrived. Meanwhile Campos
Marquetti was threatening to blow up the
carcel with dynamite.
General Freyre Andrade when asked
about the terms discussed at the confer
ence with the revolutionists said that
the matter had not got far along enough
to discuss actual peace terms. The con
ferees had only touched them informally
he declared, but one thing was certain
that the government would never agree
to annual constitutional elections, and
that contention must be eliminated from
the claims of the revolutionists. He
thought there was reason to believe that
the government and hostile element would
get together on terms, although this as
yet was uncertain. Those who had been
sent to confer with the revolutionists
carried passes for themselves and as
many of the revolutionists as they chose
to bring Into the city.
The General said that the govern
ment appreciated the friendly efforts
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