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VOL. XLVL- NO- 14,573.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PUT IN SADDLE
Chief Dinan at Last Is
. Out of Office..
POUCE BOARD SURRENDERS
New Commissioners' First Act
Removal of Chief.
DINAN RENEWS DENIALS
Itm Vp Because He Must Taylor's
Chapter of Misdeeds Alleged
Against Him Anderson
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 22. The reform
administration this afternoon secured
control of the police department by the
Inauguration of the new Police Commis
sion, the resignation of Chief of Police
Jeremiah J. Dinan, the election of Cap
tain O. M- Anderson as acting chief and
the Surrender of the old Police Commis
sioners. The final proceedings were preceded by
a meeting of the old board this morn
ing, at which it was decided to relinquish
office to the new board. Dinan's decision
to resign was reached after consultation
with the old board. It is understood that
he will resume his old place as police
sergeant. The preliminaries to the for
mal change were completed by the ap
pointment by Mayor Taylor of A. D. Cut
ler to the remaining vacant seat on the
All Done In a Minute.
At 2:30 o'clock Commissioners Sweigert,
Keil, Leggett and Cutler tiled Into the
board room, where a large crowd was
collected, and took seats facing the five
captains of departments and captains of
detectives. W. D. Kollmyer, Mayor Tay
lor's legal adviser, presented to Secretary
Skelly the certificates of their appoint
ment and as their names were read by
him tit turtrntey' took their official seats.
The first business to come before the
new board was the resignation of Dinan.
A very brief and formal communication
In which he relinquished office without
stating the cause, and thanked the mem
bers of the departments for their faith
fulness. "I move the resignation of Chief Dinan
be accepted," said Mr. Leggett.
Chairman Sweigert put the question,
the secretary called the roll and it was
done. On motion of Mr. Cutler, Dinan
mas given 30 days' leave of absence with
pay, "In view of past services."
Captain O. M. Anderson, the ranking
officer of the force, was elected acting
cniei. as ne rose to snake hands with
the Commissioners the crowd turned it
self loose. Adjournment was then taken.
Charges False, Says Dinan.
Immediately after the election of Cap
tain Anderson ex.-Chlef Dinan gave out
the following statement:
"The charges against me contained in
the communication from the Mayor
whereby the PoM?e Commissioners have
been removed are merely a reiteration
of charges that have heretofore been
made against me. They are, as I have
said before, absolutely false though tha
Mayor was not apprised of that fact.
My reasons for retiring from the de
partment are that from the nature of
the charges assigned as cause for the
removal, it is obvious that it is the de
sire of the present administration that
I should resign. This being so. could
I retain my position, 1 would only Jeop
ardize the rights and Interests of many
friends In the department.
"I leave the office of Chief of Police
without, I believe, a single eneniy in
the department. I have been absolutely
Just and fair to all of Its members and
under the conditions I do not think any
other person could have done better by
the City of San Francisco as Chief of
of Police than I. ; I desire further to
state that the treatment I have had
at the hands of the Police Commissioners
will never be forgotten by me. Under
very trying circumstances indeed, they
have continued uninfluenced by fear or
favor to deal with me Justly consider
ately and Impartially.
Immediately before the convening of
the new board the surrender of the old
board was announced to the assembled
newspaper men by Attorney Frank J.
In a typewritten statement prepared by
him Mayor Taylor Is castigated for what
Is called his "remarkable and arbitrary
assumption of power of removal." He
rather bitterly accuses the Mayor of
"trying and convicting the Chief of
Polios without a hearing and decreeing
his dismissal In palpable violation of the
provisions of the charter." The state
ment further says:
"We do not recognise the cause as
signed for our removal as suiflcient In
law or In fact, but, having in view the
paramount public interests, we have de
cided to relinquish possession of the of
fice of Police Commissioner peaceably
and without trouble."
It was learned from some of the old
Commissioners that it is their purpose to
make their removal by Mayor Taylor an
Issue In the coming municipal campaign.
Their endeavor will be to graft onto the
Labor Union candidate for Mayor a
pre-election promise to reinstate them In
office If he Is elected.
The causes given by the Mayor for re
moving the old Police Commissioners In
his notice of removal are as follows:
. You. with your asscoclates in office, have
retained In office as chief of police . of said
city and county Jeremiah F. Dinan, who
has been and Is notoriously unfit for said
office. He has shown himself to be lacklna
in hat character and efficiency which are
necessary' for one "to 'possess in' order to dis
charge properly his duties in office.
Smirched With Dinan's Sins.
He is now and has been ever since he
assumed the duties of his office an asso
ciate of persons of low character and does
not possess either the respect or confidence
Pt his, subordinate?; be is utterly lacking In
either the disposition or the energy neces
sary to deal with the criminal class of this
city; he has kept larye numbers of patrol
men In districts where they were not
needed, instead of detailing them where
they were needed; he has taken no effective
means to suppress houses of prostitution in
respectable residence districts, and such
houses, are now maintained there; he has
permitted houses of prostitution to flaunt
themselves -In. the n. .while under him
that discipline has become relaxed without
which a police force ceases to be an Instru
ment of order.
Besides all this. Dinan has been and is
now under indictment by the. grand Jury of
said city, and county under two separate
L - ':
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i fcw Hiniiraa.slsissafe: shriaeriirfriTi-nsiriniisw.fl I
John A. Benson, California Land-
tirahber. Convicted of Conspiracy
to Defraud Government.
Began life as a school teacher.
Became a land surveyor, then a
land agent and land lawyer.
Residence. San Francisco.
The Government has been after
him for 20 years.
Now under numerous Indictments
for conspiracy in land frauds.
Convicted of conspiracy to defraud
the United 8tates of forest lands.
accusations, charging said Dinan with wil
ful and corrupt misconduct in his office
as such chief of police.
Notwithstanding such accusations you,
with your associates In office, did not sus
pend said Dinan from his office, nor have
you with your associates In office made any
public Investigation of the charges so made
against him. Yet you, knowing all these
things and with full knowledge of the lack
of qualifications of said Dinan to hold said
office, have Insisted with your associates
in office in retaining him as chief of
You have well known, and now well know,
that houses of prostitution not only flaunt
themselves In the open, -but are. maintained
in respectable residence districts: without
good reason you. - with your associates in
office,- have granted permits for the sale
of liquor which for good reasons had been
revoked: -complaints have been laid before
you and your associates In office against
those holding permits to sell liquor, issued
by you and your associates In office, and
keeping disorderly houses, .which complaints
you and your ascoclates in office have de
clined .to hear.
You, with your associates in office, have
well known, and now well know, of the ex
istence of poolrooms In this city In viola
tion of law. and that places of gambling are
openly maintained and gambling Indulged
In In violation of law, and have done noth
ing to bring about the suppression of the
Tampering With Jurors.
The Mayor filed with the Board of
Supervisors further charges against
the old Commissioners. Dinan's rec
ord was the, most conspicuous part of
these charges. In addition to a repe
tition of the notice served on the Com
missioners,' the- Mayor went' Into de
tails concerning the activity of Dinan
In tampering with veniremen , sum
moned for the trial of Eugene ' E.
Sehmitz, for which' he" was' indicted by
the grand jury. The allegations of the
Indictment charging that Dinan con
spired wlth.Ruef .and others Jo. protect
the brothel at 712-714 Pacific street
were also embodied In the charges.
"While Sehmitz was on trial before
Judge Dunne in the Superior Court,"
Taylor proceeds,. "Dinan used his. power
as Chief of Police, with the control,
management and direction of the mem
bers of the Police ' Department, and
with full power' to detail any fnember
of the department to such public serv
ice as he might direct, to command and
direct members of the department to
aid and assist Sehmitz at his trial, and
to direct them to report to Sehmitz any
facts that might aid him."
DEFENSE SCORES A POINT
Pickernell, Not Glass, Might Have
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 22. Secretary
Treasurer F. W. Baton, of the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph Company, was on
the stand the greater part of today In the
Glass bribery trial, under direct exami
nation by Assistant District Attorney
Heney and cross-examination by D. M.
Delmas. The defense scored something
of a point late In the day by having Mr.
Baton testify that Mr. Pickernell, then
assistant to President Fish, of the Ameri
can Telephone & Telegraph Company,
came to San Francisco In January, 1906,
from Boston, with Instructions to take
charge of the local corporation during the
absence in the East of Henry T. Scott,
who had Just been appointed president to
succeed John I. Sabin, deceased. The in
ference from his testimony as rounded
out by Mr. Eaton under the direction of
Mr.' Delmas was that Mr. Pickernell
rather than Glass was responsible for the
bribing of Supervisors, If they were
Miss Mary Ryan, who at the time of the
alleged briberies was stenographer to
Halsey, agent of the telephone company,
was called by the prosecution to testify
to seeing certain of the Supervisors visit
the office -of General Manager Glass In
the old telephone building on Bush street
about the time of the briberies. She proved
anything but a satisfactory witness, de
claring again and again her Inability to
remember pertinent incidents. Finally
Mr. Heney became annoyed and sharp
ened his questions. Miss Ryan met him
(Concluded - on Paca 7-1
Scene of Battle.
LOCKED IN, BIG DORMITORIES
They Defy Guards JJntij Fire
arms Are Used.
ONE OF REBELS IS KILLED
Criminal Insane Start Sudden
Mutiny and Refuse to Yield to
Watery Attack Several Are
Wounded Before Subdued.
SCHENECTADY, N. T., Aug. 22. One
of the worst outbreaks among the in
sane prisoners in . the history of Clinton
prison at Dennemorra occurred last
night. As a result, Isaac Dubois, one of
the Inmates, Is dead, shot through the
heart by a guard.
The Insane prisoners were being mar
shaled for bed when at a given signal
they rushed into the two big lower dor
mitories and slammed the doors in the
faces of the guards. Haviag locked the
doors, they proceeded to set about mak
ing their escape by smashing the doors
and sawing the bars. Some of the less
violently Insane, .however, helped the
Seeing that the struggling convicts
could not be reached through the steel
doors, the guards turned on them from
the windows streams of water from the
fire hose. This kept them at bay, but
did not subdue them. The guards were
finally obliged to use rifles and pistols
and it was after midnight before the
uprising was quelled. . Besides . Dubois,
who was killed, . several other prisoners
were seriously wounded.
WOMAN STILL SENSELESS
31 rs. Astdrew Haidal Is In a Critical
TROY, Idaho. Aug. 22. (Special.) Dr.
Grltman, of Moscow, and Dr. Keller, of
this city, after a visit to Mrs. Andrew
HaidaU found unconscious near the pan
try door in her home Tuesday evening,
can see no change for the better and the
young woman who met misfortune In a
peculiar and unknown manner Is In a very
critical condition. She has not regained
her senses, though every method to pro
duce consciousness is being resorted to by
the medical men.
She Is suffering from a ruptured blood
vessel near the brain, causing a very
heavy pressure against that organ. The
mark of a blow shows plainly on the left
J THERE'S ENOUGH, AND MORE, FOR ALL .
side of the forehead, and the nose and
side of the face is badly swollen and discolored.
SAYS WILL BE NO WAR
General Greely' Speaks at Nome on
Trouble With Japan.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug.( 22. (Special.)
General Greely, addressing a meeting of
the Nome Chamber of Commerce, where
the sentiment Was strongly In favor of
war with Japan, declared that there is no
prospect . of trouble with the" Insnlar
General Greely Insisted that both coun
tries have interests In common that de
mand a pacific adjustment of their
troubles. The meeting was largely at
tended by Nome district miners, who
wanted -a bellicose announcement and
who left disappointed. -
Asiatic Fleet Coming Home.
NEW YORK. Aug. 22. The Herald's
Yokohama correspondent says that the
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland
and Colorado will sail today for San
Francisco- via Honolulu. The American
sailors had the usual shore leave for
sightseeing at Yokohama and Tokio. and
were well received.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
. The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 76
degrees: minimum, 57.
TODAY'S Fair; northwest winds.
Moors recklessly charge' against French
camp.. Page 7. -
Count Boni snubbed by Gould In London.
Philippine Government suppresses flag of
secret rebel society. Page 1.
Secretary Straus may have to fine himself.
Canvass of states on Presidential preferences.
Secretary Taft on tariff revision. . Page 1.
Movement to Indorse Taft causes fight in
New . York.
Congressman McCall attacks railroad leg
islation. Page 5.
Anti-Roosevelt Republicans playing for rad
ical labor vote. Page
New San Francisco Police Board accepts
Chief Dinan's resignation and elects new
chief. Page 1.
Heney ' bringing bribery home - to Glass.
Maniacs revolt In Dannemora criminal In
sane asylum. Page 1.
- Commercial and Marine.
Exporters bujlng wheat freely. Page 17. .
Decline In wheat at Chicago. Page 17.
Good undertone to stock market. Page 17.
Ship John Currier wrecked at Nelson's La
goon. . Page 16. .
Conway Castle chartered for outward load
ing. Page 16.
Season's championship in Trl-Ctty League
will be settled by nest Sunday's game.
Page 7. - , ...
.,. FortlmJ and VMnlty. , -
Review of Industrial' ' situation shows un
paralleled prosperity throughout whole
Northwest. Page 1.
H. T. Booth, formerly general agent far
Pacific Mutual Life, chvrged with em
bezzlement. . Page 12.
District Attorney Manning to act against
Oregon Trust ft Savings Bank's officers.
Local telegraphers say they are perfectly
satisfied with the strike situation.
Boise newspaperman discusses present as
pect of famous murder ease. Page 13.
Committees busy arranging for first County
and Grange Fair. Page 13.
Mount Hood road makes Cleone its base of
supplies and builds warehouse there.
San Francisco man invests 9104,000 In Port
land realty. Page 11. -
THERE'S ENOUGH, AND MORE, FOR ALL
Tariff Too High Com
pared With Cost.
TAKE ACTION NEXT CONGRESS
Stands by Protection,' but
Says Rates Excessive.
WHAT MANUFACTURERS SAY
Secretary's Columbus Speech Reit
erates Roosevelt's Policy Regard
ing Railroads and Trusts and
Kaps Bryan on Knuckles.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Aug. 20. (Delayed
In transmission.) Secretary of War Taft
In his speech tonight dealt at length
with all the leading policies of the Roose
velt administration, but the most Im
portant point he discussed was tariff re
vision. On this he said:
"The present business system of the
country rests on the protective tariff and
any attempt to change It to a free trade
basis will -certainly lead only to disaster.
"It Is the duty of the Republican party,
however, to see to It that the tariff on
Imported articles does not exceed sub
stantially the reasonably permanent dif
ferential between the cost of production
In the foreign countries and that in the
United States, and therefore when
changes take place In the conditions of
production likely to produce a very large
reduction In the cost of prodrtlon In the
United States, It Is time that schedules
be re-examined and if excessive that they
be reduced so as to bring them within
the justification for the rule, by which
the amount of tariff to be Imposed un
der the protective system is properly de
termined. "Whenever the tariff Imposed Is largely
in excess of the differential between the
cost of production in-' the two countries',
then there is formed at once It great
temptation to monopolize the business of
producing the particular product and to
take advantage of profit In the excessive
tariff. This denies to the people alto
gether the economies of production that
"competition ' under ' a ' protective tariff
Reduce Tariff Because Cost Lower.
"In the enormous progress In the man
ufacturing plants and the improvement
in methods which have been brought
about In the last 10 years In this coun
try, there is the strongest reason for
thinking that in many industries the dif
ference between the cost of production In
this country and abroad has been re-
duced. This is an opinion of mine formed
a priori because 1 am a sincere believer
In the efficacy of the protective system
ultimately to cheapen the cost of produc
tion. The opinion has been confirmed by
conversation with manufacturers and
others who know something of what they
"I am not myself a tralff expert, and
am not sufficiently familiar with the
cost of production of the various art
icles covered In tho many schedules to
point out the particular ones In which
such a change has taken place; but my
general conclusion formed as above
finds striking support In the action of
the National . Assoclatlo of Maufac
turers of the United States upon this
very question. A committee appointed
by that body for the purpose investi
gated the question whether the tariff
had not in respect to many articles by
a change In conditions become exces
sive. This National Association of Manu
facturers Is composed almost wholly of
iff nlK 3
Prince IVllhelm of Sweden. Who Is
. Visiting Mrs. Stuyveaant Fish at
protectionists,'' and I think we may
safely say, therefore, of Republicans.
I am advised that the association rep
resents all classes of manufacturers in
this country and that a majority of
the manufacturers of consequence are
members. The committee reports: 'We
are all protectionists there are a very
few brilliant exceptions, but so few
that we may repeat the statement, 'We
are all protectionists.'
Policy of Manufacturers.
"Tho committee! lays down in its re
port the following doctrine, which
seems to me of the orthodox Repub
" 'Protection, as the word implies, re
quires that tho tariff schedules be such
as to protect our manufacturers
against undue pressure from ' foreign
competition, and maintain our high
wage scale and stnndar of 'living. The
minimum measure of protection is,
therefore, as President Roosevelt said,
"The difference in the cost of produc
tion 1 nthis country and abrofad.' These
proteclve schedules, thus figures, must
carry with them a very, ample margin
for safety. It must make full allow
ance for the possibility of hard times
abroad and good times here; for dump
ing, and all other contingencies. This
done. It is truly protective; and It is
only so, as It covers these features and
"After referring to the fact that
there were some articles In which tha
tariff was hardly high enough, the con
clusion of - the . committee was stated
" 'Confining ourselves to the protective
principle, we find many schedules some
of them upon the prime necessities of life
returning the Government no revenue
of consequence, and jet under the claims
of the protective theory, bearing a tariff
schedule not merely equal to the differ
ence In the cost of production here and
abroad, with all reasonable contingencies
allowed for but decidedly In excess of
the total wage cost of production In this
" 'We find some of these schedules
many times In excess of the difference
between the cost of production here and
abroad. We find that Individuals who are
at the top. both In stock holdings and In
management In Some of these same In
dustries, declare privately that these
schedules are wrong, and that the best
interests In those Industries themselves, as
well as" the Interests of the country at
large, require adjustment at the earliest
possible moment They say that now Is
the time for revision, while the country
Is so prosperous that adjustment may eas
ily be made to new conditions.
How theflndustrics Voted.
"In that body of members of 1800350,
or 20 per cent, were radically opposed to
revision; 8 per cent were opposed to re
vision at this time lest it unsettle busi
ness; 55 per cent wished revision, and 17
per cent were Indifferent or uninformed..
Taken by Industries, out of 77 different
Industries, tabulated. 56 voted for revision,
casting a total of 1510 votes ; 16 Industries
voted against revision, casting a total
of 102 votes; five Industries were each
tied In their votes, casting a total of 28
"The association then by resolutions
passed by a large majority declared itself
In favor of a revision of the tariff at the
earliest practicable date.
"I have not cited the report or action
of the National Association of Manufac
turers as conclusive upon the character
of the present schedules, nor do I as
sume that the manufacturers of the coun
try embrace all the classes who are In
terested In maintaining the protective
system, for I fully recognize that other
classes, especially the farmers, are vi
tally concerned In some of the schedules.
All that I maintain is that when after a
tariff law has been in force 10 years and
a representative body of protectionists in
principle and In interest, whose business
(Concluded on Pags T.J
1 OREGON SITE
Prosperity Reigns in
CROPS ARE UNPRECEDENTED
Financial Conditions Most
Satisfactory in History.
HIGH PRICES FOR PRODUCE
Review or Situation In All Phases of
Industrial Activity Show, a
Healthier Tone Than In
Any Previous Year.
SOME OREGON PRODUCTS THI8
Practically every product of the f
soil, stock farm and factor- will I
brlns more money into the state this I
Syear than last. An incomplete list e
of estimated products for the year
Lumber $:tn.ono.ooo .
Oregon today is more prosperous, her
people richer, than at any other time In
the history of the commonwealth. Port
land business men and property-owners.
In fact the city as a whole, are In better
financial condition than ever before, and
more proof against any tightening of the
Eastern money market or other adverse
conditions that might arise in that sec
tion of the country. These assertions are
proved beyond dispute by a study of the
development experienced during the past
two years. Even more encouraging is a
review of the state at the present, the
growth In population, the inception of
new industries, the call for labor at high'
wages, the bountiful crops of all kinds.
and the excellent prices that these prod
Perhaps more than any other one thing
to Oregonians at present Is the heavy
yield of all kinds of agricultural prod
ucts. For the farmer this Is one of the
best years that has ever been known,
and there Is probably not a crop that will
not be larger than those of the past few
years. Add to this the fact that prices
were never In recent years so high and
one strikes the keynote of the more than
satisfactory situation at present Many
millions of dollars more will flow into
Oregon this Fall that during any single
Situation Here Desirable.
Limiting the consideration to Portland,
the result Is equally desirable. Indeed,
it could nc. be otherwise, as the pros
perity of the state assures the prosperityi
of the metropolis. But from local con
ditions alone there Is plenty to calm the
fears of the most pessimistic. Wages
now are at the top notch and Hundreds
of additional laborers could be given em
ployment if they were to be secured. The
construction of new business blocks and
residences Is going forward at a cost of
close to a million dollars a month, and
the transfer of realty at record prices
continues without abatement. In addi
tion to this, railroad construction and the
establishment of large Industrial con
cerns are Involving large expenditures
and marking a clear course to future
Undoubtedly the most scientific sin
gle as3et of the state at present is the
bumper wheat crop that is now being1
harvested. Seldom have the great
wheat fields of both Eastern and West
ern Oregon responded so lavishly to
the efforts of the farmer, and the high
price assures a handsome profit. A
conservative estimate places the yield
of wheat this year for Oregon alone at
20.000.000 bushels. At 70 cents a
bushel to the grower this will return
$14,00),00J, or an increase of $3,000,000
over last year when the yield was 13.
450,000 bushels and the price 60 cents.
This, however. Is only a - tlon of
the wheat that means riches to Ore
gon, as the entire output of the great
Inland empire has Its influence here.
The Increase of the wheat crop and
the great increase in Its selling price
Is only an Instance of the general con
dition that applies to every product of
the farm, the stock ranch, the orchard
and the dairy. The wool output Is an
other good example. The clip this year
amounts to 20,000,000 pounds, which at
20 cents, the prevailing price, gives a
value of $4,003,000. This is a gain in
the income of the state of nearly $1,- .
000.300, as the clip last year was only
18.000,000 pounds and the price lower.
The ranchers of Eastern Oregon have
already disposed of the greater part of
this commodity and the money Is now
at their command and much of It is
already seeking Investment.
Growth of Dairying.
Last year the dairy products of Ore
gon were valued at $10,635,003 and It
Is declared by those best In a position
to know that the figures for 1937 will
show an increase of 25 per cent. Not
only Is this Industry growing con
stantly but the prices this year are
establishing a new record. Butter is
now selling at 37 and 37V4 cents a
pound, a price that has not been known
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