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VOL. XLVIII. NO. 14,9.. JUIULA-U'' Ulllj"-" v
SCHWAB BOARDS UP
CHANGE OF HEART
WILL LEAVE TAFT
COOS BAY'S HOPES
STEEL KING TOO POOR TO MAIN
ARE AGAIN REVIVED
TO REVISE TARIFF
MARYXAXD SENATOR SAYS TCS
REGEK OF FAILURE. .
HOLABIRD TO CARRY RUI.ROA1)
DATA TO HARRIMAX.
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Celebrates Opening of
North Bank Road.
JAMES J. HILL CUTS GUEST
Banquet at Commercial Club
in His Honor.
MEANS MUCH TO OREGON
Prominent Speakers Rejoice In Com.
pletlon of Lino That Links This
Slate With the Great
Completion of the North Bank road,
one of the moat notable achievements
of railroad construction in the West,
was properly celebrated at an elaborate
banquet at the Portland Commercial
Club last night. The building- of this
railroad represents" another of the ac
complishments of James J. Hill, rail
road and empire builder, whose trained
experience In railroad construction sug
gested the feasibility of such a road and
whose indomitable energy accomplished
the undertaking, which Involves an ex
penditure of approximately $45,000,0(10.
It was In celebration of this event and
to dedicate the new railroad to the fu
ture growth and prosperity of Portland
that the representatives of the commer
cial Interests of this city last night met
with Mr. Hill and his associates to ex
change felicitations over the consum
mation of a project that means so much
to this city.
Portlund .Made Great Gateway.
The opening of this railroad means
the commercial e-ipremacy of Portland
In the Pacific Northwest. In addition
to connecting the city directly with two
transcontinental railroad system the
Great Northern and the Northern
Pacific Portland la made the natural
gateway and metropolis of a water
grade route from a wonderfully produc
tive Inland Empire to the sea. The
additional territory which Is thus made
dlreclly tributary to this city had out
grown its transportation facilities and
consequently was without rapid com
munication with the markets of the
world. It was In response to the demand
for Increased facilities for marketing the
abundant crops of that district that Mr.
Hill Investigated and acted.
Three hundred and fifty representative
citlxens attended last night's banquet,
which was a notable gathering. Highly
satisfied with his accomplishment in fin
ishing the new road, which Mr. Hill
modestly admitted yesterday was the
finest type of railroad construction he
ever had engineered, the railroad builder
was surrounded by the prominent repre
sentatives of Portland's business inter
ests with frank assurances that they
were equipped and prepared to enjoy
every advantage the enterprise of Mr.
Hill had afforded them. Besides the
notable railroad men. Governor Cham
berlain of Oregon and Governor Mead of
Washington, were present and made ad
dresses. Many Prominent Men Speak.
Charles F. Swigert, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, presided as toast
master and Initiated the speech-making
with a short address of a welcoming
character. 1n which he congratulated
Mr. Hill and his associates and the peo
ple of Portland on the completion of the
North Bank road and Its significance to
this city, commercially. Industrially and
financially. Among the railroad men to
speak were Mr. Hill, chairman of the
board of directors of the Great North
ern; Howard Elliott, president of the
Northern. Pacific, and Francis B. Clarke,
president of the Spokane. Portland
Seattle. The other speakers and their
Governor Chamberlain, "The State of
Oregon": Governor Mead, "The State of
Washington": 8enator Fulton, "The
Columbia River Gateway"; Miles C.
Moore, "Railroads as Empire Builders";
Mayor F. E. Goodall, of Spokane, "A
Message from the Inland Empire": W.
W. Cot Mm, "Should There Be a Closed
Season for Railroads?"'; H. B. Miller.
Consul-General of Japan, "Prospects of
Trade With the Orient", and C. E. S.
Wood. "Highways and Society."
CRISIS ENDS OVER NIGHT
France and Germany Will Settle
Dispute by Arbitration.
PARIS, Nov. 6. The crisis between
France and Germany, over the arrest
of German deserters from the foreign
legion of the French army by the
French authorities at Casa Blanca, has
seemingly been dispelled over night.
Germany Is ready to abandon her re
cent demand for the release of these
men. and she excuses the action of the
French soldiers, who are alleged to
have attacked an official of the German
Consulate at Casa Blanca.
Germany shows readiness to accept
the French proposal of arbitration.
France has voluntarily transmitted to
Germany the report on the occurrence
made by the police of Casa Blanca. It
Is understood here that both Austria
Hungary and Italy advised Berlin to
follow a course of prudence.
Magnate's Special Agent Will Pre
sent Figures on Traffic Which
Bay Region Would Give Moud.
MARSH FIELD, Or.. Nov. 6. (Spe
cial.) Colonel E. H. Holabird. the per
sonal representative of E. H. Harrl
man. who -visited Coos Bay recently
to ascertain whether or not the build
ing: of the Drain line here would pay,
telegraphed today to a friend that he
would leave Los Angeles November
15 for the East to take up the Coos
Bay railroad matter with Mr. Harrl
man and his directors.
. Colonel Holabird while here gath
ered data as to the freight business
which a railroad might expect to get,
and all of this information will be
presented to the railroad officials.
When a committee from Coos Bay vis
ited Harriman recently, urging that
the Drain line be built, the railroad
magnate promised that If an Investi
gation showed that the business would
grve a fair per cent interest on the
Investment the work of building the
road would again be taken up.
The message from ColoneV Holabird
offers encouragement that some de
cision may be reached before the end
of the year.
CONTEST DENEEN'S SEAT
Illinois Democrats Say Honest Count
Would Elect SteTenson.
CHICAGO. Nov. , The re-election of
Governor Deneen will he contested, ac
cording to a signed statement Issued to
night by Charles Boeschenetein, chair
man of the Democratic central commit
tee. The statement follows:
"I am convinced that with a correct
count and with an honest contest Adlal
H. Stevenson has a plurality In the vote
cast last Tuesday for Governor of Illi
nois. We will demand that -the ballots
Mr. Deneen's plurality Is estimated at
23.000. Ben Atwell, secretary, explained
that errors had already been discovered
in several precincts and It was calculated
that if only three ballots in each of the
voting precincts were taken from Mr.
Deneen and given on recount to Mr.
Stevenson, the latter would seem to have
won the election.
WILL MAKE 20 HOMESTEADS
Second Opening of Umatilla Project
Soon to Be Announced.
OREGONIAN NEWS Bt'REAC Wash
ington. Nov. 6. Formal announcement of
the second opening of the Umatilla irri
gation project will be made shortly by
the Secretary of the Interior. This unit
Includes 2500 acres of irrigable land.
Issuance of this notice will make avail
able for entry about 20 nomesteads of
10 to 20 acres each of Government land.
All other farm units are in private
ownership, and these lands are valued at
$10 to 1100 per acre.
Filings on these farms will be re
ceived at the La Grande Land Office
after public notice. Entrymen will be re
quired to deposit 17.30 per acre on mak
ing filings. This Includes one-tenth the
construction of J60 per acre and 11.30
p-j.' acre for maintenance and operation
for tec crop year 1909.
ROB RAILROAD WHOLESALE
Lackawanna Employes Accused of
Combining to Steal $100,000.
NEW YORK. Nov. . Robberies
within the last three months involv
ing more than 1100.000 worth of
freight leaving the terminal of the
Lackawanna railway In Brooklyn were
disclosed today by the arrest of four
employes of the railroad. Two were
clerks, George Tracey and James T.
Martin, and two drivers, G. Lomax
and William Stewart.
The detectives found, they say, that
Inside employes first located the ?most
desirable goods and then the dishon
est drivers extracted these goods while
In transit from the terminal to the
NO ROUND-WORLD VOYAGE
Australian Suggestion for British
Fleet Frowned Down.
LONDON. Nov. 6. The Idea of send
ing a British fleet on a tour around
the world apparently never has ad
vanced beyond the stage of suggestion.
Alfred Deakln. the Prime Minister of
Australia, hinted at the advisability
of such a maneuver after the departure
of the American fleet from Australia,
but the British Admiralty appears to
have discouraged the carrying out of
this proposal, at any rate In the near
future, and today a high permanent
official of the Admiralty authorized
the statement that no such voyage was
ABRUZZI DROPS BIG HINT
Says Facta Soon to Cut Short Gossip
About His Engagement.
ROME, Nov. The Duke of the
Abruzal. annoyed by the discussion of
bis reported engagement to Miss Kath
erlne Elkins, in both the American and
the Italian press, speaking to his aide
today said that facts soon would cut
short the gossip. The Duke's valet has
been ordered to make oreparatlona for a
Election Creates Places
DEMAND IS STILL INCREASING
Manufacturers Give Prosper
ity Great Boost.
EVERY . PLANT ADDS MEN
National Association Receives Tele
grams Showing General Vplift
and Stimulated Tide of Busl
.ness Which Has Set In.
NEW YORK, Nov. . The National
Association of Manufacturers upbltshes
In the current Issue of American Indus
tries, its official magazine, a statement
on trade conditions isssued . by Its 3000
members, representing every branch of,
the Industry. The series of these show
ing improvement in commercial condi
tions appeared in the October 15 issue of
the magazine. The series now published
indicate a continuation of this improve
ment and for the most part an optimistic
view of the situation.
Half-Million Men Alded.
A resume of the Information contained
In replies to telegrams sent by the maga
The percentage of replies received in
dicates that an average of 138 men each
will be added to the majority of manu
facturing plants in the association by
December 1. The reports show that at
least one-half of the 3000 members of the
National Association of Manufacturers
expect to add to their forces more than
Taking this aa a basis, says the article.
It Is safe to assume that the 13,000 man
ufacturers who, according to the census
of 1900, employed an average each of 100
men or over, will add at least 50 per cent
to their present force, making a total, in
round figures, of 650.000 men. In other
words, with the continuance of the busi
ness advance, the Important manufactur
ing Interests of the country will be en
abled to Increase their present .force by
more than half a million workingmen to
meet the market demands for their
In securing this Information Demo
cratic and Republican manufacturers
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Students Spoiled for Manual Labor
and Candidates for Prison. '
Would Not Educate Blacks.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. (Special.) "The
Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker
T. Washington, is a complete failure:
Its graduates are worthless, and its
student are spoiled for manual labor
only to become educated criminals and
candidates for the penitentiary, " said
Francis B. Livesey, State Senator, of
Skyesville, Md.. while passing through
Chicago on his way to Boston.
The Senator is . conducting a campaiprn
designed to prevent the education of the
negro. He thinks the negro should be
confined to a farm and work as a
"Negroes who never paw a school of
any kind, who have picked up work, ed
ucation and a competence for them
selves." said the Senator, "have provcd
themselves the most progressive. I am
a Northern Abolitionist myself, but I
am free to confess that life in the South
has shown me, through sad experience.
Northern errors in regard to the negro.
Remember, we continue negro schools at
our own perl'
CONTESTS FATHER'S WILL
Young Leslie Carter Punished for
Fidelity to Mother.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. (Special.) The
fight of Leslie Dudley Carter to break
the will of his father. Leslie Carter,
who cut him 'ofT without an Inheri
tance because of his friendship for his
mother, was begun today before Pro-
bate Judge Cutting. After hearing the
testimony -of several witnesses, Judge
Cutting announced that the will would
be formally admitted to probate,
whereupon the attorneys for Mr. Car
ter had an appeal entered, which will
bring the case before a Jury. An In
effectual effort was made to Inject
into the evidence testimony regarding
Leslie Carter's attitude toward his
Mr. Carter's will declared that his
son was to have no part of the estate,
while he continued to live with his
mother, Mrs. Leslie Carter-Payne, but
that, if he left her. the other benefi
ciaries might at their discretion give the
young man such sums as they saw fit.
CUBA MOURNS FOR PALMA
All Santiago Joins in ' Honor to
Father or Old -Republic.
SANTIAGO, Cuba, Nov. 6. Business
was suspended today and the entire
populace participated in the funeral of
Tomaa Estrada Palma, ex-President of
Cuba. Twenty-six organizations. In
cluding the United States troops and
the rural guards and members of the
fire department and clubs, were in the
Roosevelt to Renew Old
FIGHT FOR SPEAKERSHIP ON
Fowler and Townsend Appear
as Cannon's Rivals.
MAY FORCE CHANGED RULES
Cannon Already Planning With
Friends for Re-election Oppo
nents May Compromise on Cur
tailment Speaker's Power.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. (Special.)
President Roosevelt's message to the
coming Congress is expected to be a re
view of his administration, a resume of
the President's recommendations not yet
acted upon and the summing up of new
promises made by the Republican party
as a result of the Presidential cam
paign. The President, it is expected, will
ask Congress to consider his recommen
dations as to further corporation control,
but -will leave to his successor the work
of outlining to Congress In a special
session after March the revision of the
Two Rivals to Cannon.
Speaker Cannon is understood here to
be holding conferences with his friends
In New York, with the object of secur
ing his re-election as Speaker of the next
House. Already Representative Charles
N. Fowler, of New Jersey, has an
nounced his candidacy against Mr. Can
non, and it is expected that Representa
tive Charles E. Townsend, of Michigan,
shortly will follow suit. The Speaker
ship contest in the Republican party
probably will result In the re-election of
Mr. Cannon, with a concession to the
opposition of some changes in the House
May Curtail Speaker's Power.
By the defeat of Representative Will
iam P. Hepburn, of Iowa, probably the
most dangerous antagonist of Mr. Can
non was removed. Nevertheless the op
ponents of Mr. Cannon have not been
idle, and it is understood that one of
them has secured 32 pledges of support,
and this list does not Include all known
to oppose the Speaker. As a compromise.
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Rents Hous.e in South Bethlehem
Until He Can Adjust His
NEW YORK, NoV. 6. (Special.)
Following an announcement that he
could no longer afford to keep open his
magnificent home on Riverside drive,
Charles M. Schwab has boarded up his
$7,000,000 palace and Installed a care
taker. It has been regarded as the most ex
pensive esablishment in America. Not
only has the Schwab palace been
closed, but the stables as well.
Mr. Schwab has rented a house at
South Bethlehem for one year, by
which time. It is said, he expects to
readjust his affairs so that he can
maintain his huge Riverside establish
ment. ABOVE STORM IN BALLOON
Aeronauts at 5000 Feet See Sun
While Blizzard Rages Below.
LUNENBURG, Mass., Nov. 6. After
passing over 95 miles of country in the
heart of the Berkshires, the balloon
"Pittsfleld," which ascended in Pitts
field this afternoon with William Van
Sleet, of New York, as pilot and Will
iam C. Hill, of Boston, as passenger,
came to earth safe three mies east of
this village early this evening. The
balloon passed at one time through a
severe snow-storm and later above the
storm clouds to a height of 5000 feet,
where the sun and moon were plainly
visible west and east, while the storm
HEAD OFF APPOINTMENTS
Governor Harris Plans Coup in Ohio
to Embarrass Harmon.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 6. Governor
Harris has decided to certify to the Ohio
Senate when It is called to order in extra
session next January, the appointments
of Insurance Commission, fire marshal,
oil inspector, Highway Commissioner and
a number of trustees of state Institu
tions. The Senate is expected to con
firm these appointments at once and it
is expected by the Republicans that when
Governor-elect Harmon sends in his' ap
pointments the Senate will be in posi
tion to say that the positions are already
filled... ; . ,. ,
SEVEN PERISH IN FLAMES
Man Lights Fire With Coal Oil and
Family Is Burned Alive.
SALT LAKE, Manitoba, Nov. 6. The
home of E. W. Carey, a farmer, living
a few miles south of here, was destroyed
by fire today and Mrs. Carey, five chil
dren and a Miss Gillespie, a young scuool
teacher, who was staying over night with
the family, perished in the flames.
Mr. Carey was so badly injured that
he cannot recover. The fire was caused
by Carey lighting the kitchen stove with
WESTERN HARVARD CLUB
Portland Man Secretary of New Or
ganization at Boston.
BOSTON, Nov. 6. (Special.) The West
ern Club, organized during the closing
days of last year by Harvard men from
beyond the Mississippi River, has become
one of the popular clubs In Cambridge.
J. S. Read, '10, of Portlang, was recently
Sumptuous quarters have been opened
at 68H Mount Auburn street, with cui
sine and all the comforts.
MRS. BURCH FILES SUIT
Seeks Divorce in Nevada From
Prominent Canadian Contractor.
RENO, Nev., Nov. 6 Mrs. Ghita Mtl
llcent Franklin Burch, wife of a promi
nent managing, contractor of Canada",
and herself the direct descendant of one
of the peers of England, today filed suit
for divorce from Joseph Albert Franklin
Burch on the ground of failure to pro
vide and desertion. She alleges in the
complaint that her husband deserted her
six years ago while they were living in
SINKS WITH 115 JAPANESE
Steamer Crowded AVlth Fishermen
Goes Down In Storm.
TOKIO, Nov. 7. News has reached
here of the loss of the steamer Taish
Maru, which was sunk during a storm
off Etoro Island. One hundred and fif
teen persons were drowned. The ves
sel was crowded,, with fishermen and
passengers, and of those aboard only
29 were saved. The Taish Maru was
a vessel of 647 tons. ' Etoro Island is
a small island near the Island of Hok
kaido. ABERDEEN GOES ASHORE
Steamer Grounds at Entrance to
South Bay Near Eureka.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6. Advices re
ceived by the Merchants' Exchange state
that the steamer Aberdeen is ashore at
the entrance to South Bay, near Eureka,
Cal. The ship is resting easily and it U
J I hoped It will be floated tonight at high
Daughter of Carter
Harrison in Scandal.
WON BY DASHING VIRGINIAN
Discarded Colonel McBeeThen
WOMAN APPEALS TO LAW
Accuses Former Companion of De
luding :Her Into Giving Old
Bill Nye Estate to Com
pany He Controls.
ASHEV1LLE, N. C, Nov. 6. (Special.)
Mrs. Sophie Eastman, daughter of the
late Carter Harrison, Sr., Mayor of Chi
cago, and sister to his son. Carter Har
rison, who succeeded him in that office,
has been arrested at her home. Buck
Shoals, the house built by Bill Nye, on
the French Broad River, on a warrant
charging her with the violation of a
state law which forbids a man and a
woman living alone In a house unattend
ed, they being unmarried, or not rela
tives. The case was continued until No
Mrs. Eastman was represented by coun
sel, while the man who swore out the
warrant, the son of Colonel V. E. Mc
Bee. who has been living at Buck Shoals
for several years, was not represented by
an attorney. The sensational Interest of
the case Is heightened by the fact tnat
Mrs. Eastman has begun suit againsV
Colonel McBeo, charging that, while' she
furnished all the money to buy Buck
Shoals from the heirs of the iate Bill
Nye. he has so deluded ber that the
property is Invested in a company which
New Man Causes Trouble.
The suit followed a quarrel between
Mrs. Eastman and Colonel McBee, her
former companion at horse shows and
such functions, and the substitution by
Mrs. Eastman of a young man named
Rider Edwards as her companion on
drives, and was followed at i o'clock this
morning by the destruction by 'fire of
the hotel barn at Skyland and Mrs.
Eastman's two saddle horses. The fire
was incendiary. Mrs. Eastman's ac
quaintances say the charge is utterly
malicious and is intended to influence
public sentiment in respect to the suit
she is bringing against Colonel McBee.
McBee Put Spell on Her.
Mrs. Eastman came here eight years
ago and bought Buck Shoals, a line house
and grounds on the rocky French Broad
River, which had been developed by Bill
Nye and where he died. She soon be-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY Maximum temperature, 58
degrees; minimum, 41.6 degrees.
TODAY Fair; winds mostly easterly.
Gompers' political agitation will cause fight
against re-election. Page 3.
Taft goes to Hot Springs for rest. Page 3.
Roosevelt will leave Tart to discuss tariff.
Fight for Speakership already begun.
Republican majority in next House In
creased to 45. Page 5.
Methodist board appropriates 1 1,083,000 for
missions in Africa and China. Page 8.
Judge Groascup enjoins enforcement of rats
decision by Interstate Board. Page 3.
Graphic story of Russian Insurrection told
at Pouren's hearing. Page 3.
Morse sentenced for 15 years and. sent to
Jail; Curtis set free. Page 7.
Maryland Senator declares Tuskegee Insti
tute a failure. Page 1.
Resumption of activity in many Industries
shows return of prosperity. Page t.
Divorced wife of Portland doctor arrested
with titled husband for working badger
game. Page 6.
Elster of Carter Harrison arrested on scan
dalous charge because 'of quarrel with
Jealous Southerner. Page 1.
Columbia University beats East Bids High
School 12 to O. Page T.
Multnomah and Seattle fcreak even in first
lnterclub mwch. Page 7.
Southern Pacific demonstration train
arouses Interest In Polk County. Page .
Two Baker City young men arrested OQ
charge of counterfeiting. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Increase in local wholesale' business since
election. Page 17.
Excited buying of stocks at New York.
Crop damage In Ohio stimulates wheat
market Page 17.
Rapid growth In trade In all sections.
Foreman contractor Is arrested for throw
ing refuse into river. Page 16.
rortland and Vicinity.
James J. HIU guest of Portland at big
banquet. Page 1.
Speech of Mr. Hill at Commercial Club
banquet. Page 10.
Busy day spent In Portland by Mr. Hill
and his party. Page 10.
President Howard Elliott talks of new
North Bank road. Page 11.
Steam cars will be off Fourth street In
year and a half. Page 11.
State's case against La Rose Is nearly
complete. Page 16.
Election bettors go free In Municipal Court.
"Patent" paving to be cut out of future
specifications. Page 9.
Railroads will help advertise th SUK
Festival. Page 1A