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VOL. XLVI.-NO. 14,674.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Must Give Up Ambition
or His Office.
DISAGREES WITH PRESIDENT
Not in Harrfiony With His Pro
NOR SUPPORTER OF TAFT
His Friends Say Denial of Using Po
litical Influence Has Emphasized
Friction With the President
and Forced the Issue.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. (Special.)
Secretary Cortelyou's statement. Riven
to the press last night, has set the po
litical pot seething- again here at the Na
tional capital. It has brought to light
the true story of the much-discussed
Southern delegate question, and it has
resulted incidentally in putting Mr.
Cortelyou in a most uncomfortable po
sition. From this awkward predica
ment there are apparently but two ave
nues of escape.
First Mr. Cortelyou will have to
give up his ambition to be the Repub
lican nominee for President next year;
Second He will have to resign from
It cannot be learned that Mr. Cortel
you has made up his mind what to do.
He Is 111 'and receives no callers. His
friends do not pretend to know his
Friction With Roosevelt.
The relations between President
Roosevelt and Mr. Cortelyou are
slightly strained. The friction, it
should be understood, Is entirely po
litical, not personal. This strain .may
be quickly eased and pass away, leav
ing no trace of bitterness, or it may
end in Mr. Cortelyou's retirement from
public life at an early day. " It de
pends very much on Mr. Cortelyou
Mr. Cortelyou's present delicate po
sition in the administration has de
veloped through a long series of
events. The crisis has been slowly
gathering. 'It is now here. To begin
with, Mr. Cortelyou Is not In full sym
pathy -with what are generally known
Is the President's progressive politics.
lie favors a more moderate course.
He is not a reactionary, but be Is a
conservative by temperament and
through his associations In New York
which are largely financial.
Does Not Support Taft.
tot Jm iu 4n tfiromt wu'll m
The Secretary of the Treasury has
never been enthusiastic over the plan of
the President to make Secretary Taft
the heir of the present administration
and next year's candidate. Ho Is the
only member of the President's Cabinet
who has not acquiesced in the pro
gramme of the chief. Mr. Roosevelt, . it
is well known. Is not much accustomed
to brooking opposition from within ' his
official family. But as long as Mr. Cor
telyou remains Inactive and simply ex
presses his disapproval of the Taft can
didature, there was little danger of fric
tion, because for Mr. Cortelyou Mr.
Roosevelt feels an affection which pro
Spoke at the AVrong Time.
Then came the agitation over the dele
gates from the South, which has cul
minated in this Cortelyou contretempts
In the opinion of his friends, it is the
first serious mistake Mr. Cortelyou has
made in all his Washington career. His
cue has always been silence. If he bad
kept still on this occasion the whole
thing would have blown ovlr. But it is
not easy for the strongest and most pa
tient of men to endure persistent misrep
resentation. By speaking, and speaking In the way
he did, Mr. Cortelyou has only given pub
lic emphasis to the, divergences which ex
ist between the President and himself
and called general "attention to the fact
that the administration as a nearly com
plete whole is pulling one way on the
Presidency and Mr. Cortelyou another
way. The little misunderstanding about
the Southern delegates and Mr. Hitch
cock's peculiar work was scarcely worth
so much advertisement of the more
HITCHCOCK SAYS HE'S LOYAL
Objects to Reports That He Is at
Outs With President.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. A brief
but important contribution to current
political comment was made tonight by
Frank H. Hitchcock, First Assistant
Postmaater-General. In breaking the
silence he .has maintained for several
weeks respecting statements concern
ing him that have been made from time
to time, Mr. Hitchcock says the state
ment of Secretary Cortelyou, published
today, disposes of the charge that he
has ever been dliloyal In any manner
to President Roosevelt. He declares
that any such charge la absolutely
false and that the President knows It
to be, having told him so. '
Mr. Hitchcock's statement follows:
t "I have read Secretary Cortelyou's
statement as published In the morning
papers. I am sure the public "will ac
cept it as a truthful declaration of a
thoroughly sincere man. It disposes of
the charge that I have been In any
manner disloyal to the President. That
charge Is absolutely false, and . the
President knows it to be, having told
"I db not care to discuss the matter
further. I should not say even this
were it not for the apprehension that
some people who are unfamiliar with
the facts may be misled by the state
May Send Cleveland as a Delegate.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18. There is a
movement on foot to send Grover
Cleveland to Denver next Summer as
one of the delega.tes-at-large from New
Jersey to the Democratic National Con
vention. Robert Davis. Democratic
leader of Jersey City, Is heading the
movement and says that by thus hon
oring Mr. Cleveland, New Jersey would
honor Itself and would be a means of
cementing any breaks there might be
In the party and placing It In a strong
Busse Had No Power to Remove.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Dec. 18.-The Su
preme Court today held that Mayor
Busse, of Chicago, had no power to re
move the appointees of Mayor Dunne on
Patrolman John H. Glttlngs, the
the Chicago Board of Education, and di
rects State's Attorney Healy by a writ
of mandamus to file quo. warranto pro
ceedings against Busse appointees, di
recting them to show by what authority
they hold their offices.
ASK POWER TO MAKE COMMEB
".';' CIAL TREATIES. .
If Philippines Cannot Get Free
Trade, Will Present Alter
native to Congress.
MANILA, Dee. 18. The Assembly has
received a favorable report from the
committee to which was referred a reso
lution asking Congress to give the insu
lar government power to make commer
cial treaties with other countries in the
event of failure of tariff reform. This
subject has been much discussed by the
native politicians and press and as a. re
sult the Filipino attitude on free trade
with the United States has undergone a
Heretofore the politicians and the press
regarded tarrff agitation as an effort to
bind the Philippines closely to the main
land and it was opposed by the Inde
pendent faotions. Now all parties unite
in demanding the abolition of the Dlngley
The commercial treaty project" was pre
sented to the Assembly by a Nationalist
member, who declared that, although his
first effort would be toward free trade,
he would In the case of failure urge the
commercial treaty plan as an alternative.
MPS AGAIN BREAK LOOSE
WARLIKE INDIANS OF MEXICO
American Escapes From Party of
IS, While Balance Are
Shot Through Head.
NOGALKS, Ariz., Dec. 18. Information
whtch has Just reached here tells of the
frightful murder of 18 men by a band of
100 Yaqui Indians. 45 nriles southeast of
Magdalena. State of Sonora, Mex., last
P. J. Mclntyre and a" party of mining
scene where they viewed the remains of
wie rauraereo men.. 4. ne Yaquls captured
the party of 13 men. Among the number
was Jose Hernandez, son of the president
of the town of Cucurpe and owner of
the mescal plantation where the killing
occurred. - The others were Mexican la
borers on the ranch and some Cananea
miners looking for work along the De
One American was among the number,
but he was rescued by men who told him
that they were Americans. The remain
ing 12 were stripped naked, stood up
against trees and shot through the head.
A big band of Yaquls Is reported to be on
the warpath. . .
BREWERS HAVE BLACKLIST
Refuse to Furnish Supplies to Sa
loons Breaking Laws.
' ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18. Excise Commis
sioner Mulvihlll announced today that
every brewery in St. Louis and East St.
Louis, together with the four leading
breweries of other cities having depots
here, have ormally made a written pladge
fto him that they will not sell beer or
other supplies to any saloon or club
which he places on a blacli list, which he
will furnish the managements. The black
list will comprise the names o suloons
and clubs that violate the liquor law.
....... ............ ......f
Southeast of Jackson
ville Last Night. .
WIRELESS PHONE A SUCCESS
Ships Steaming in Double Col
umn. Past Florida.
MAKES SPLENDID PICTURE
Conversation Among Ships and Or
ders ' Transmitted by Telephone
Without the Use. of Wires.
Evolutions Well Executed.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 18. The Sa
vannah De Forest wireless station thie
afternoon was In communication with
the flagship Connecticut, the Georgia
and the Minnesota, of the battleship
fleet. Many of the official and private
messages being sent to Norfolk and
Washington from officers, of the fleet
The messages showed that the wire
less telephones are being used on the
trip and are proving successful. The
ships in the squadrons carry on con
versations and receive orders for for
mation by wireless telephone.
At 8 P. M. the fleet was reported as
In communication with the wireless
station at San Juan. The following,
message was caught at the Savannah
"Wednesday, noon, 240 miles: course
remains southeasterly ; fleet 550 miles
"Admiral Evans signaled double col
umn, Interval 600 yards, well executed;
special flagship signal: "Well done,
- "Beyond Gulf Stream;' moderate
swells; day perfect; magnificent pic
ture, blue water, two lines white ships.
crew white dress; squadrons early
shaken down; keeping 'perfect ; dls'
HOMEWARD ROUTE UNDECIDED
Government Discredits Story of the
Fleet's Return Via Suei.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 18. Not a
single official message was received at
the Navy Department today from Ad
miral Evans' flagship, nor from any
of the vessels of the fleet. -.
Both the White House and the Navy
Department discredit what purports to
be a wireless message from the bat
tleship Connecticut to the effect that
President Roosevelt has informed Ad
miral Evans that the fleet would re
turn by way of the Suez Ca'nal. Secre
tary Loeb tonight said that no plan for
the return of the fleet had yet been
formulated. None of the Navy De
GOVERNOR HXOHES "I HAVEN T 8
partment heads Secretary Metcalf, As
sistant Secretary Newberry and Ad
miral Brownson, through whose hands
must pass all orders for the fleet
knows the Itinerary for the homeward
voyage. They decline to give credence,
to what- they . term "ward-room gos
From the position of the ships when
last recorded. It would not surprise the
department officials If the wireless
shore stations at San Juan, Porto Rico,
or Guantanamo, Cuba, should be able
to pick up the fleet within a day or
FLEET PRAISED BY ADMIRAL
Execute Alignment Off the Florida
Coast With Precision.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18. The follow
ing message from its correspondent
on board Admiral Evans' flagship was
received by the Associated Press by
wireless telegraph tonight:
'On Board U. S. S. Connecticut, Dec.
18 (Noon). The battleship fleet at
this hour is 750 miles north by north
west of Saint Thomas. The weather Is
A later message from the fleet, re
ceived through the De Forest wireless
station here tonight, reads:
''U..S. S. Connecticut, at sea, Dec. 18.
During the 24 hours since noon yes
terday the fleet made 240 miles, the
course continuing due southeast.
"This afternoon Admiral Evans sig
nalled the squadron commanders to
align their ships, which had been mov
ing In four perfect columns in double
formation at intervals of 1600 yards.
The movement was splendidly executed
and evoked . from the commander-in-chief
the Bignal, 'Well done.'
"We are now beyond the Gulf Stream
and only a moderat swell disturbs the
surface of the sea. The weather Is
magnificent and between the blue sky
and the blue of the waters, the two
white, lines of battleships moving with
stately precision, make a magnificent
"The squardon can be said to scarcely
be shaken down as yet, but still keeps
at perfect distances."
-WILL GAIN WAR EXPERIENCE
Taft Talks by Wireless on Voyage
ON STEAMER PRESIDENT GRANT
(by wireless, via Halifax, -N. S.), Dec li.
Secretary of War Taft, who Is finish
ling the last stage of his journey around
the world on the President Grant, jw'U
probably reach ' New York about noon
In commenting today on the departure
of the big American fleet of warships for
the Pacific, the Secretary said he viewed
the undertaking with real satisfaction.
He regarded the cruise as necessarj
practice and valuable as placing the men
and ships, under conditions approaching
a" war footing.
. "By this cruise 'they will gadn experi
ence which would not be obtainable in
any other way," said he.. "It would be
useless to spend millions of dollars in
building up a Navy and then withhold
opportunity for practice."
Mr. Taft declared that the cruise had
no International significance. He" declined
to discuss American ' politics, saying he
had no possibles knowledge of present
political plana In the United States.
Peru Will Welcome Fleet.
LIMA, Peru., Dec. 18. The Peruvian
government is making special efforts
to prepare a gigantic welcome for the
American fleet when it reaches here.
Special trains will be in waiting when
the warships reach Callao to convey
the officers and men from the port to
Lima during their stay and all facilities
will be afforded for visiting the city and
AIH I'D TAKE IT, BUT' NO ONE HAS HEARD ME SAY I WOULDN'T TAKE IT."
li 6. BRADLEY THE MURDERER
Family Quarrel Results in a
Tragedy at Albina.
HOMICIDE MAKES ESCAPE
Officer Goes In Search of Wife
Beater With Brother-in-Law
and Is Slain in a Duel
John W. Glttlngs, a policeman. Was
shot and killed at 6:40 o'clock last night
In front of the old Tlvoli Saloon, at
the corner of Sellwood and Delay
streets, Albina, by Melville G. Bradley,
a blacksmith, employed in the South
ern Paciflc carshops. The killing was
the result of Glttlngs' Interfer
ence In . a quarrel between Brad
ley and Joseph P. . Sivener,
Bradley's brother-in-law, growing out
of a beating administered to Mrs. Brad
ley by her husband In a fit of drunken
Jealousy. Bradley fled after the shoot
ing and Is still at large. It Is thought
he has left the city.
According to the story told the po
lice, Bradley boat his wife yesterday
afternoon, then went to the saloon.
An hour or so later Sivener went in
search of him, announcing his inten
tion to whip the man who had assault
ed his sister.
According to the testimony of those
who were In the saloon, Sivener said:
"Come outside, I want to see you."
Bradley replied, "You do, do you? Well,
I can't see you any too damned qulcj,"
and followed him to the door.
The two men walked hurriedly to the
door and a moment later several shots
.rang out In quick succession. How many
shots were fired is not clear. , Some say
as many as 14, and others less. Probably
there were not more than eight or nine.
When the smoke cleared away Bradley
walked back into the saloon, entered the
lavatory, remained there a moment and
then passed back through the saloon,
leaving by the side door,' and disappeared.
Outside Glttlngs was found dead, about
20 feet from the door of the saloon.. Be
sides Glttlngs two other people were on
the scene, Sivener, and a little girl,
Rachel Smith, who is Stvemer'a step
The stories told by the little girl and
Sivener tally in every detail and seem to
be the truth. Their version is that after
Bradley and Sivener came out of the
saloon Sivener accused Bradley of beat
ing his wife and struck Bradley a blow In
the face. The men were standing then In
the doorway of the saloon and the little
girl and Glttlngs, who had accompanied
Sivener to the place, were standing only
a short distance away on the sidewalk.
Bradley drew his gun and flired twice at
Sivener at close range and missed him,
both bullets going through the woodwork
and glass of the saloon door. Sivener
turned and ran into the street where he
stumbled and fell In the mud. Being
badly frightened he remained lying there
until the shooting was over, explaining
later that he felt that he offered a smaller
target for Bradley to shoot at when lying
Shot Hits Gittlnes.
As Sivener ran toward the street
Bradley fired again at him and this shot
struck Glttlngs. Bradley kept on firing
at Glttlngs and Glttlngs drew his re
volver and returned the Are. When the
firing had subsided Sivener rose from the
mud and ran to Glttlngs who said, "I'm
afraid I'm done for, send for a doctor at
once. Here is my gun. There is only one
shot left In It. Take' It and get him if
'Gittlngs walked a few steps toward the
corner, then fell Into Sivener's arms and
sinking to the sidewalk, expired. This
was about 6.40 o'clock. The alarm was 1
given at once and Sivener and the little
Smith girl waited until the arrival of the
Melville G. Bradley, the Murderer.
police, to whom Sivener turned over the
revolver and told his story.
Subsequent developments are that
Bradley went at once to his home, where
he secured a hat and continued his
flight. And here is a remarkable part
of the story. Although well known In
the neighborhood, having lived there
for some time, he apparently was seen
by no one and all trace of him is lost
after that moment. He did not vIbIi
the home of his father, who lives only
a short distance away on Maryland
avenue, or the homes of any of his
friends or relations of whom there are
several In the neighborhood. The as
sumption Is that .he left the city. Hav
ing worked about the car shops and
being more or less familiar with rail
roading, it is the police theory that he
will attempt to work his way out of
the country by rail. Every avenue of
escape Is being watched by the police.
Chief of Police Gritzmaoher has de
tailed Detectives Tichenor, White, In
skeep, Maloney, Coleman, Kay. Krem
lin, Jones and Price on the case.
Coroner Reaches Scene.
Coroner Flnley arrived on the scene
soon after the killing and took charge
of Glttlngs' body. Ha will hold an in
quest this afternoon. Sivener and the
little Smith girl were taken to police
headquarters, where they were qucs-
Concluded on Page T ) 1
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
. The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum -temperature, 40
degrees; minimum, 35.
TODAT.'S Snow, turning to rain; warmer;
Increasing southeasterly winds.
Kuropatkln tried to remove Stoessel because)
of cowardice under nre. Page 1.
Bidder for Panama bonds sues Cortelyou to
prevent award. Page 4.
Tillman wants law to prevent Government
Infringement on state prohibition laws.
Wireless messages from the fleet. Page 1.
Philippine Assembly will ask power to make
commercial treaties, i refused free
trade. Page 1.
Cannon to announce House committees to
day. Page 4.
Cortelyou's letter reveale friction with
Roosevelt and may force his resignation.
Page 1. .
Oregon man booms Chamberlain for Vice
president. Page 3.
Hitchcock confirms Coretlyou's denial.
Twelve men killed and Injured by Taqut
Indians. Page 1.
Immense profits of branch of Tobacco Trust.
Contest of will of Carey Snyder's father.
President Elliott testifies at lumber-rate
hearing. Page 3.
Gun with which Goebel was killed produced
at Powers trial. Page 6.
Miners' Federation sends peace emissary to
Goldfield. Page 4.
Walker. Connecticut bank wrecker, caught
and Identified In Mexico; will not resist
extradition. Page 0
Terrible mortality In American coal mine
disasters. Page 4.
Xnirnell, blacklisted on Eastern racetracks,
will sell all his horses. Page 7.
Wild boom In mining stocks In San Fran
cisco. Page 5.
Diabolical Black Hand plot uncovered in
Seattle. .Page 6-
Two Heppner butchers come In contact with
live wires. Page 6.
Portland and TlcmJty.
Melville G. Bradley shoots and kills police
man John W. Glttlngs. Page 1.
Oregon brewers will not countenance dis
orderly saloons.. Page 12.
Manufacturers' Association holds annual
meeting. Page 12.
Julius Kruttschnltt talks about Portland
terminal situation. Page 13.
Commercial and Marine.
Dates fixed for hopgrowers meetings.
Chicago wheat prices affected by Argentine
weather reports. Page 19.
Only few stocks are active. Page 19.
British ship St. Mlrren clears for Dublin
with wheat. Page 18.
Stoessel Was Coward
HEADED DASH FOR SHELTER
"Nervousness" Was Why Ku
ropatkin Removed Him.
BUT HE SUPPRESSED ORDER
Command of Port Arthur Retained
in Defiance of Transfer to Smyrn
off Kuropatkln Proposed to
Abandon - the Peninsula.
ST. PETERSBURG. Bee. IS. Ijieu tenant-General
Stoessel was accused today
of having shown th'e white feather tinder
fire on two different occasslons. The ac
cusation was made by Colonel Gurko,
who was on the stand as witness at the
court-martial which Is trying: the General
for his alleged failure In the proper de
fense ef Port Arthur.
At the moment the court was investigating-
the circumstances of General
Kuropatkln's order dated June 18, 1904, In
which General Stoessel was told to turn
over the command of the fortress to
General Smyronff and Join the Manchu
rian army. General Stoessel disregarded
this order and It was repeated three
times. He suppressed the copy of the
order addressed to General Smyrnoff, and j
finally was allowed to remain at Port
Apt to liose His Head.
General Kuropatkln testified that early .
In May doubts had arisen as to the fitness
of General Stoessel to command the
fortress, owing to his nervousness. This
idea was strengthened by a communica
tion sent by General Smvrnoff to his
aide, Colonel Gurko, that Stoessel was a
coward and apt to lose his head during
an assault, and that It might be neces
sary to place him under arrest to prevent
the fall of the fortress. General fturo
patkin, . after obtaining confirmatory de
tails of the statement from Colonel
Gurko, sent the order superseding Gen
Made Dash for' Shelter.
Answering General Stoessers query as
to what grounds he had for making such
a statement to General Kuropatkin, Colo
nel Gurko related two instances in which
General Stoessel had ordered his staff to
scatter under fire, himself heading the
dash for shelter.
Colonel Golovan, who was in charge of
the coding of messages to Port Arthur,
established the receipt by General Stoes
sel of General Kuropatkin"a orders. He
said he gave the order for General
Smyrnoff to assume command of the
fortress to General Retss, who. after
conferring with General Stoessel, directed
him to' remove the copy from the files
and suppress the record thereof. Only
five men in the fortress knew of thii
Favored Abandoning Fortress.
The testimony brought to light the fact
that General Kuropatkln before the war
had recommended ' the abandonment of
Port Arthur and the restoration of the
Kwangtung Peninsula to the Chinese,
who were to pay $125,000,000 for It. He
considered that the opening of Port
Dalny destroyed the strategic Importance
of Port Arthur.
' General Kuropatkln said he had finally
decided not to Interfere with General
Stoessel on account of his unexpected suc
cess in holding the fortress, which theo
retically required 139,000 men to be de
DAXISH CARRIES 200 5IIIES
Wifeless Messages Are Transmitted
From Copenhagen to Berlin.
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18. It was an
nounced here today that wlrelss tele
phonic messages were transmitted 200
miles yesterday between the Waissen
Zee wireless station at Berlin and the
Lyng-by station near this olty.
A German company recently tele
phoned wireless from Nasun to various,
places in Germany, 60 to SO miles dis
tant. This would appear to beat the
COPENHAGEN, LH?c. 18. The Ameri
can Minister, Dr. Maurice F. Egan. and
others from the American Legation, as
well as several representatives from the
French Legation, visited the laboratory
of Professor Poulson, who recently haa
developed a new system of transmission,
and he demonstrated the power of his In
strument to transmit messages clearly
and accurately. Professor Poulson said
he hoped to communicate with America
In February next.
JEWS ORDERED TO DEPART
Thought to Bo Implicated In Mutiny
ST. PETERSBURG, Dee. 11 A dis
patch received here from Vladivostok de
clares that the Jews have been ordered
to depart within four days. Jewish property-holders;
however, have been given
eight days In which to liquidate.
Beyond this dispatch nothing is known
here regarding the reported expulsion of
the Jews and the report-has been skep
tically received. The commandant of
Vladivostok, under the martial law. ha
full power to Issue such an order without
consulting the central authorities. He
might bane such action on the' prominent
part played by Jews in the recent mutiny
at that place, which was organized by a
Jewess. Another prominent Jewish or
ganizer named Vorafinger was killed at
Vladivostok In a mutiny in 1901