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VOL. XL VIII.-SO. 14,023. PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ' 1?M)8. ' PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
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PLAN TO SECURE
ALASKAN SEES HIS
FIRST TROLLEY CAR
KILLED IN WRECK
TOOL OF TRUSTS
TO SAVE TROUBLE
PRESIDENT REFUSES TO GRANT
W. C. T. U. PETITION.
DECLARED IN CONTEMPT BY
VISITS SEATTLE AFTER QUAR
TER CENTURY IX NORTH.
Result of Democratic
IS NO LONGER TREASURER
Will Fight Enemies as Private
Citizen, He Says. .
DOES NOT AWAIT BRYAN
Oil-Smirched Governor Accuses
Roosevelt and Hearst of Join
ing W all-Street Brokers Against
, Him Store of Record.
CHICAGO. Sept. 25. Governor
Charles N. Haskell t midnight re
signed s treasurer of the Democratic
National Committee. His resignation
was announced by himself three hours
after his arrival in Chicago from
Guthrie. Okla.. and after he had con
ferred with officials of the Democratic
In giving out his decision Mr. Has
kell, In response to a question, de
clared he did not desire to be respon
sible for any embarrassment which
might result to the Democratic party by
his retaining the office of treasurer.
Mr. Haskell did not await the arrival
of W. J. Bryan, who Is on his way here
to demand an explanation of the charges
made by President Roosevelt and W. R.
Letter of Resignation.
That his resignation is the direct result
Df the charges made against him by Will
iam R. Hearst and President Roosevelt he
also admitted. At the same time he did
not by his resignation Intend to admit
that any of the charges were true.
The resignation of Governor Haskell, as
forwarded to Chairman Mack tonight,
Hnnorahte Norman. E. Mack, Chairman
r l'tmocrsttr National Committee. New York
City Sdy Iar Sir: In pursuance of infor
'"mallon as to your dais for return here when
I went home before. I assumed I would
'find you here. Upon my return today I
now learn that you will be detained in tha
East until Tuesday, and as I must be home
Monday I leave tomorrow.
Sine the President and his Cabinet have
Joined forces with Mr. Hearst and three
Wall-street brokers to make a personal
Sent against me. notwithstanding the
President In his answer to Mr. Bryan aban
doned hla charge about Ohio Standard
Oil cases, yet by all the means at the
command of the Government and the mil
lions of Hearst and his Wall-street allies,
they persist In vicious, unwarranted and
untruthful attacks on me personally. I
welcome the call and shall meet It with
r all the vigor at my command. I shall treat
them all as private citisens and subject
to the penalties of the law which they
merit. In this I know I shall have the
aid of my neighbors at home, for all proper
purposes, hut my time must be free from
other demands here.
Will Not Hamper Campaign.
My heart Is :full of hope for the election
of Mr. Bryan and Mr. Kern. Honest gov
ernment and rule by the people Is at stake.
Important beyond any battle at the polls
In the last general election Is the pending
contest. I would not for a moment con
sider remaining in any way connected with
. the committee, therefore hereby tender my
T resignation as treasurer of the Democratic
National commute, that not the slightest
contest of my own could In any way b
used by the President to cloud the sky
and shield our opponents from discussing
the real Issues and laying bare the Re
publican duplicity to the people.
C. N. HASKELL.
Discloses Further Relations Between
Haskell and the "Interests."
CHICAGO. Sept. 25. (Special.) The
Tribune, tomorrow, will publish a sensa
tional and exhaustive story covering the
relationship existing between Governor
Haskell, of Oklahoma, and the large cor
porations, particularly Standard Oil and
United States Steel. Mr. Haskell finan
cial deals with these "Interests" are
treated at length, the data for the arti
cle having been gathered by one of Its
staff men sent to Oklahoma on a special
commission for that purpose.
Among other Interesting matters embod
ied In the expose are the efforts made by
the Illinois Steel Company to get $43,000
from him In one of the numerous "deals."
Attention Is railed to the strong defense
of Mr. Haskell made by the attorneys for
the Standard Oil. In which It is set forth
that any dealings Mr. Haskell may have
had with the oil Interests were perfectly
It la announced, furthermore, that Mr.
Haskell's own attorneys have quit him
because of the startling charges made
against him and that they are about to In
stitute proceedings against him to secure
tlO.i'W for legal services which. It Is al
leged, were rendered him in his financial
operations with corporate interests.
HASKELL REMAINS DEFIANT
Calls RoosctcH Foarflnsher and De
nies He Will Resign.
KANSAS CITY. Sept 15. Governor C.
N. Haskell, treasurer of the Democratic
National Committee, passed through Kan
sas City this morning en route from his
home at Guthrie to Chicago, where he
will confer with William J. Bryan and
the leaders of the Democratic National
organisation regarding the charges re
cently made against the Governor by
President Roosevelt and William R.
Mr. Haskell was accompanied by
James Menefee. State Treasurer of Okla
homa. Soon after his arrival here the
Governor went to the telegraph office in
(Concluded on Page -l
Marshal Ordered to Take Him to
Pittsburg, Where He Would Serve
Brief Term, Then Go Free.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Tho Inside workings of the scheme to
obtain complete liberty for Harry K.
Thaw, the slayer of Stanford White, were
bared today, when United States Judge
Archbold Issued an order declaring Thaw
in contempt and instructing United States
Marshal Cross to bring Thaw before him
It Is generally believed that. If Judge
i . ; i
Governor A. B. Cummin, of
Iowa, Progressive Candidate
Archbold once gets Thaw before him, he
will punish Thaw for contempt of court
by fine or Imprisonment. But the court's
order nowhere instructs the Marshal to
return Thaw to the Jurisdiction of the
state courts of New York. After being
brought to. Pittsburg and paying a fine, or
even serving a brief term in prison.
Thaw, under the plans of his family,
would be free to go wherever he pleased.
He would be Immune from arrest so long
as he kept outside the Jurisdiction of the
New York state courts.
The only thing likely to thwart the
scheme will be an order of the Federal
Court Jn New York ordering Thaw's re
turn to that state after his appearance In
the Pittsburg courts.
STUDENTS FALL 75 FEET
Ladder Breaks In Srftokestack One
Lad Holds to Top for Hour.
PULLMAN. Wash., Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) One student was badly hurt and
several others escaped serious . injury
In a peculiar accident at Washington
State College this evening. Several
members of the class of 1912 had
undertaken to put their class number
on the 80-foot smokestack of the min
ing building. , A trellis of ladders was
built on the interior of the smoke
stack, and, as tho students started to
descend, the top ladder broke, letting
three men fall nearly 75 feet.
' One student, name not learned, suf
fered a long gash in his back from
the broken ladder and the other two
were badly bruised. A student by the
name of Smith caught on the" top of
the smokestack and hung suspended
SO feet from the ground nearly an
hour until the ladders were repaired,
replaced and he was rescued.
The escape of the four students
from death or terrible Injury was al
most miraculous. '
ACTRESS ORDERED TO RENO
Mrs. Goodwin Must Go to Nevada to
Defend Divorce Suit.
RENO, Nev., Sept. 25. Bessie Hall
Goodwin has been ordered to appear
before Judge Pike on December 20, and
answer to the complaint for divorce
filed against her by Nat C. Goodwin, in
the District Court last Monday.
The order was made this morning
by Judge Pike on the affidavit of
Goodwin to the effect that his wife
was not a resident of this state, but
was a resident of the City of New
York. On this affidavit the judge or
dered that a copy of the complaint and
summons in the action be mailed to
her and that services be obtained on
her before October 1.
If Mrs. Goodwin fails to appear on
the date ordered, the case will go by
SHOOT AT BIRD, HIT WOMAN
Two Seattle Lads Sent to Jail Vic
tim May Die of Wound.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept, 25. (Spe
cial.) Two boys, Jesse Miller and
Harvey Spencer, were sent to the
County Jail tonight for seriously
wounding Mrs. Josephine Bourgeois,
while attempting to '"hunt" in the
suburbs of this city.
The boys were armed with 22-callber
rifles and fired promiscuously at any
target that they happened to fancy.
Early In the afternoon one of the boys
saw a small bird within range and the
two wasted several shots in trying to
One of the bullets struck .Mrs. Bour
geois in the stomach and wounded her,
Will Keep Shops Open
Sunday as Usual.
NO RESISTANCE, IF ARRESTED
Will Simply Furnish Bail and
Open Stores Again.
RAISE FUND TO FIGHT LID
District Attorney to Be Asked to
Consent to Test Case If He Re
sists, Injunction Will
Be Applied For.
The lid will not go on Sunday.
This is the terse declaration made by
representatives of local business interests
after a day spent in organization for the
purpose of resisting District Attorney
Cameron's new edict that all places of
trade, or profit not especially exempted
by law, must apply the padlock on the
Lord's day, hereafter.
It was decided last night that all shops
and stores which have been accustomed to
remaining open on Sunday will follow
that practice this coming Sunday. If the
police, following Cameron's order, are not
restrained from enforcing the law then all
are to submit quietly to arrest, put up
such amount as may be demanded for
bail, and return to continue business op
erations. Only in a general way was the plan of
procedure agreed upon yesterday. The
definite campaign will be outlined at a
special meeting which has been called for
today at 10:30 A. M. at the Chamber of
Ask Cameron to Make Test Case.
During the forenoon Mr. Cameron will
be called upon by a committee to learn his
exact attitude. If he will be willing to let
the matter rest on a test case then law
yers will be retained, a certain tradesman
will be asigned to submit to arrest and
the' trouble will be taken to the Circuit
Court and later to the Supreme Court, If
necessary. The constitutionality of the
obscure state law will be questioned.
But should there be an official ten
dency to go ahead with enforcement
of the letter of the law, an order
will be asked of the State Circuit Court
restraining the police from interference
with business Interests on Sunday. The
test case will then be undertaken and an
Injunction asked later keeping the police
off pending a settlement of the suit.
Funds are not lacking for purposes of
litigation. The sum of $2000 was handed
in to the operating committee, yesterday,
by way of voluntary contributions. These
contributions were made In sums rarely
greater than $20 and were chiefly from
small dealers who say that the fight with
them Is one for existence.
Jobbers in the Fight.
The small tradesmen are not alone In
(Concluded on Ftige 7.)
J. E. W. Clark on His Way to Visit
Old Home In Portland Has
Killed 200 Bears.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 25. (Special.)
J. E. W." Clark saw his first electric
streetcar and hie first automobile this
week, when he arrived from Alaska,
where he has been a watchman at the
United Alaska copper mine at Prospect
Clark was on his way to his former
home at Portland, Or., after nearly a
quarter of a century spent in the north.
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Ex-CSBxreMiasn John F. K.acy,
Stuadpat Candidate for Senator
He is 7J years old, and for years has
earned a living as a fisherman, hunter
He has killed 200 bears, and when the
pelts were selling at (25 he used to clean
up J400 or $500 every Spring. He intends
to go back to the northland In the Spring.
ASKED TO RENOUNCE CAUSE
Gompers Importuned to Confess Er
rors in Fighting Capital.
; WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S-Tod'ay's de
velopments In the-labor contempt liearing
brought out charges that President Sam
uel Gompers was Importuned to sign an
apostacy to labor, making him say he
confessed "the error of his ways," in view
of his serious illness: that the Manufac
turers' Association sought financial sup
port In the .case and that the proceeding
being purposely postponed until after the
National Democratic Convention was de-r
signed to impoverish the Labor Federa
tion officials. The hearing will be re
Begin Debate on Tuberculosis.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25. With all
the preliminaries incidental to formal
opening andwrganlzation out of the way,
the delegates to the International Con
ference on Tuberculosis today gave un
divided attention to the technical dis
cussion on care and prevention of con
sumption. The leading men of Europe
and America on the war on the disease
Joined In the discussion. '
GREAT PRESIDENTIAL HANDICAP
Answers Roosevelt and
Hearst in Detail.
ONLY EMPLOYED AS LAWYER
Refused. Standard's Retainer
in 1906 in Ohio Case.
VOTED FOR ELKINS BILL
Ohio Senator Declares He Never Re
ceived Reward for Aiding Trusts
in Senate Never Sought Joint
. Indorsement With Taft,
CINCINNATI, O., Sept. 25. In a long
and carefully prepared statement. United
States Senator J. B. Foraker tonight
took up recent charges made by W. R.
Hearst and President Roosevelt, explain
ing his temporary connection with the
Standard Oil Company and discussing the
Brownsville Incident and his connection
with the rate bill. The statement says:
The President commences his statement
connected with the publication of Judge
Taft's letter with a bitter arraignment of
me because of Mr. Hearst's charges, which
he appears to have accepted as fully proven
as soon as made. He does not wait for
proof or explanation nor accept the same
when it is offered.
Mr. Hearst's charges are simply that I
was in the employment of the Standard Oil
Company, and that I was paid for my serv
ices, but that I wbj secretly In that employment-
for illegal purposes and that the
money I received was paid as compensation
for Improperly Influencing legislation by
Congress in coflict wlthlu and In violation
of my personal dutUs.
He read a number of letters and made
certain comments calculated, If unanswered
or unexplained, to create rhe belief that
hat charges were true.
His Employment Xo Secret.
That 1 was employed by the company was
never concealed or denied. On the contrary,
such employment was well known at the
time to all concerned. Only a few days
ago. ex-Attorney-General Monnett, who was
prosecuting the proceeding against the
Standard Oil Company at the time, stated
In a public interview that I told him at the
time that I had been retained by the ce-ev.
pany. If employed and rendering serv
ices, presumal.ly I was compensated. In
announcing, therefore, the mre fact that
I was employed by the company ami show
ing that I received payments on that ac
count, no Information was Imparted by Mr.
Hearst and no offense was established, for
It remained that such employment and pay
ment might be entirely proper and legit
imate. Under all the circumstances an explana
tion was required and In former statements
I made such explanation by showing that
my employment was confined to the a flairs
of the company in Ohio and in lte reor
ganization after the trust was- dissolved by
order of our Supreme .Court, .and. that, my
employment had no relation In the slight
est degree to anything In which the Fed
eral Government was then Interested or with
respect to which the Congress was then leg
islating or at that time proposing to legis
late, and that the employment was ended
long before the company was made the sub
ject of any epeclal attention in Congress,
and longer still before it was attacked in
the Federal courts or proceeded against in
any way by the- Federal Government; ao.d
further, that the employment was not to de
fend the company against ' the " charges of
violation of the law of Ohio or of the
United States or the orders of any of the
(Concluded on Page 5.)
Declares That Game Is Tine Exer
cise for Soldiers and Will
Not Suppress It.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 25. (Special.)
President Roosevelt is out squarely
In favor of Sunday baseball, for sol
diers anyway. He expressed himself
that way In dealing with the petition
of the W. C. T. U. that he prohibit
Sunday baseball at Fort Banks. The
W. C. T. U. members appealed to the
fort officials first, and when they
turned them down the women went dl-
of South Carolina. Latest Ob
ject ot Attack by XV. R. Hearst.
rectly to the President. Today the W.
C T. U. received a letter from the
Adjutant-General of the Army refer
ring to the petition and saying:
"The President requests me to tell
you that he considers, and the War
Department considers, exercise an "im
portant part of the military training,
necessary on Sunday as on other days,
and he sees no reason why the depart
ment should discriminate against base
ball in favor of other exercises, par
ticularly, as It does not appear that
the Sunday baseball playing disturbs
"He believes that the War Depart
ment Is not called upon to take any
steps toward suppressing -the games."
FLEMING THINKS IT JOKE
Archbold's lietter Written Long After
He Had Left Senate.
FAIRMONT. W. Va., Sept 25. Ex
Governor A. B. Fleming, of West Vir
ginia, laughed heartily when.hown
the letter given out by W. R. Hearst
as having passed from John D. Arch
bold to N. F. Clarke, of . Pittsburg,
relative to the selection of a successor
to Senator Faulkner. He said It was
the first time he had heard of his name
being mentioned by the Standard . Oil
Company for the office of Senator.
Mr. Fleming was Governor of West
Virginia from 1888 to .1892, and the
letter was written six years after he
had left that office. He was art attor
ney for the Standard Oil Company at
the time the letter, was written
INDEX OF .TODAY'S' NEWS
- The Weather..
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 58.0
degree; minimum, .35.5 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably showers; . southwesterly
Indiana Legislature will not enact county
local option bill as planned by Republican
leaders.. Page 3.
Prof. J. I Laughlln exposes fallacy of
guaranty of bank deposits. Page 13.
Senator Foraker makes detailed reply to
Hearst's charges. Pages 1 and 5.
Haskell resigns as Democratic treasurer
without awaiting .Bryan's arrival. Page 1.
Bryan adopts ' novel-, mode .of ' attack on
- Taft. Page 4.
Taft proves good mixer" In Iowa though
voice went out. Page 4.
Dupont resigns as Republican campaign of-
filial 'at Roosevelt's request. Page 4.
President Roosevelt In Javor of Sunday
baseball In the Army. Page L
Pacific Coast business men's excursion sails
for Japan. Page 3.
Atlantic and Pacific steamship lines combine
to compete with railroad on Tehuante-
pec route. Page 16.
Thaw summoned to Pittsburg for contempt;
part of scheme to liberate him. Page 1.
Train wreck In Montana kills 23. injures
11 persons on Northern Pacific Railroad.
Cholera in Manila will prevent entertain
ment of fleet. Page 4.
Oakland 4. Portland 1 ; San Francisco 4.
Los Angeles 0. Page 7.
Even break In flve-heat pace at Pacific Na
tional. Page 11.
Finals in Irvlngton Tennis Club tournament
will be played off today. Page 7.
Oregon Methodists opposed to reduction of
districts. Page 6.
One indictment in connection with liquor
cases at Pendleton; others expected to-
day. Page ft.
Lebanon "bootlegger" captured after fire
smokes him out. Page 6.
Ten acres of Hood River apple land sells
for $16,000. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon hop market still unopened. Page 17.
Fluctuation in Chicago wheat market.
Stork market In control of Standard OIL
Longshoremen will close secret convention
today. Page 16.
- - Portland and Vicinity.
Merchants will defy District Attorney Cam
eron's Sunday closing order. Page 1.
Senator Gore speaker at Democratic rally.
Executive Board will continue hydrant in
quiry. . Page 10.
Today's programme at Country Club best of
Keek. Page 10.
Big crowds at Wild West show. Page 9.'
Five divorces granted by Judge Cleland In
Stat Circuit Court. Page 10-
Passenger Train Is
Smashed in Montana. .
ONE CAR IS SLAUGHTER-PEN
None in Smoker Escapes
Death or Injury.
SNOW STORM MAIN CAUSE
Blinds Trainmen and Northern Pa
cific Overland Drives Head-On
Into Freight Train Most ot
Injured Sure to Die.
BUTTE. Mont.. Sept. 23.-Tn the worst
wreck In the history . of the Northern
Faclflc Bailroad. 20 persons were killed,
ten seriously Injured, several fatally and
about 30 more or less Injured In a col
lision between passenger train No. 16,
known as the eastbound Burlington flyer,
and a westbound freight train, at s:10
o'clock this morning, at a siding known
es Young's Point, about 30 miles west
of Billings. The fast traveling passenger
train crashed into the freight just en
tering on the siding during a blinding
snow storm, the engineer of the pas
senger falling to see the signal flag of
the brakeman of the freight train in
time to avert the crash.
COLONEL H. HODSON, of Southern
Utah, on way to Billings, Mont., wife
on train uninjured.
CHARLES E. JOHNSON, 205 Century
building, Denver, Colo.; district passenger
agent of the Nickel Plate Road.
ROBERT ANDERSON, hotelkeeper of
SAM SLOMOWITZ, Billings, Mont.
JOHN PAWLAS, Billings, Mont.
S. T. MARCHINGTON, Chlco, Mont.
3. I. CHIMARN, of Laurel, Mont., on
Way to Billings.
JOHN RYAN, going from Butte to
Cushlng, Okla. ,
H. C. GAMBLE, Humston, la.
C. H. BARNES, on way from Seattle
to St. Joseph, Mo.
L. A. STEWART. Dean, Mont. '
GEORGE PANTLOVICH, 60 North 623
East Park street. Anaconda, Mont.
C. E. OREAN.
M. KONTUCK, 701 Park avenue. Ana
conda. E. L. DYMACK,' going to Denver.
R. E. VICKERS. Helena.
REV. MR. VICKOSH, Hardin, Mont.
Ora Babcock, fireman on passenger,
Milo Halloway, head brakeman. Billings.
Three unidentified passengers bound to
Kirby, Wyo., all frm Anaconda, one had
a card inscribed M. Measvonlsh.
' Seriously Injured.
Among the most seriously injured are:
John Flgner, Coleman, Alberta.
Fletcher Dyer, Mount Carrael, 111.
Anton Ruzhich, of Helena, on way to
Newark, N. J.
Benjamin Sidney, Western Pasco, Wash.
A heavy, wet snow which was falling
at the time prevented the wreck from
catching Are, and undoubtedly held the
death list down to the figures given.
Every effort is being made by the division
forces, aided by volunteers from Living
ston and Billings, .to clear the wreck, and
so far they are able to prevent further
loss of life.
None of the passengers from the sleeping-cars
was injured. The train was
made up of an engine, baggage-car,
smoker, a day coach and two Pullman
The efforts to prevent fire were suc
cessful and that horror was saved the
wrecked passengers. On the arrival of,
the relief train the injured were trans
ferred around the wreck and taken to
Smoklng-Car Swept Clear.
The express car was raised over the
platform of the smoker, and swept su
perstructure, seats and passengers oft.
Not a passenger in this car escaped death
or injury. The other passengers escaped
with cuts and bruises.
On the train was the Spokane delegation
to the National Irrigation Congress at
Albuquerque. None of these was injured.
The express messenger, R. Vf. Ledue, of
Spokane, escaped with a few bad bruises.
He found himself covered with express
and baggage and managed to crawl out
through a small hole. That he was not
killed seems marvelous. Leduc- has a
wife in Spokane.
The passenger train was in charge of
Conductor T. M. Griffin, of Billings,
Mont., who is uninjured. Engineer Joe
Beastnger, of Billings, after setting the
brakes. Jumped through the cab window
and is not seriously hurt. Fireman Ora
Babcock Jumped and was killed, striking
his head on a rail. None of the freight
crew was hurt.
The scenes around tho smoker were be
yond description, heads, bodies, legs and
arms being interwoven with broken seats
and equipment. In one place five bodies
were packed on top of each other. In
another seven had.to.be pulled apart. It
was almost impossible to succor the in
jured without trampling on the dead.
Only Three Alive in Car.
The passenger train, which was run
ning about 60 miles an hour, dashed into
the freight, wrecking both locomotives
and telescoping the smoker and baggage-
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