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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CO-EDS WANT TO
FRANCE WILL NOT
LET CASTRO LAND
SPECIAL BILLS TO
LIVE NEAR MEN
PAPER IS SUCCESS
CANAL GRAFT HINT
GET SHORT SHRIFT
THREATEN" TO GO OX STRIKE AT
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO.
MIXSEY S WASHINGTON TIMES
DEMANDS ABJECT APOLOGY
Flays Editors Who Ex
CLEARS ROBINSON AND TAFT
Says Anybody Can Learn of
Transaction in Records.
LANGUAGE IS SCATHING
f. In pirn Out Indianapolis w and
Jfew Yort Sun and Peclares They
I,led In Articles Diatribe on
HOT SPRINGS. Va., Dec. . The fol
lowing correspondence passing between
President Jtoosevelt and William Dud
Joy Foulke has Been made public by
"Hot Springs, Va., Nov. 29. 1908.
The President Sir: The Indianapolis
'ews, not only during: the campaign
but even after Its close, has been re
peatedly and continually making: seri
ou charges against your administra
tion, as well as against Mr. Taft, in
connection with the Panama purchase,
for example, the following:
" 'T!ie Panama matter:
"The campaign Is over and the peo
TTe will have to vote tomorrow without
any knowledge concerning the Panama
Canal deal. It has been charged that
the United States bought from Ameri
can citizens for 140.000,000 property
that cost those citizens only $12,000,000.
Mr. Taft was Secretary of War at the
time tlie negotiation was closed. There
Is no doubt that the Government paid
$40,000,000 for the property, but who
got the money? We are not to know.
Accuses Administration and Taft,
''The administration and Mr. Taft do
not think it right that the people
should know. The President's brother-in-law
is Involved in the scandal, but
.' he lias nothing to say. The candidate's
i brother has been charged with being
( a member of the syndicate. Ho has, it
Is true, denied It; but he refuses to
nppeal to the evidence, all of which is
in the possession of the administration
nd wholly Inaccessible to outsiders.
For weeks this scandal has been before
the people. The records are In Wash
ington and they"Wre public records. But
the people are not to see them till
e-fter election. If
"Even after the election this h been
continued, it being said that Mr. Taffs
'weakness' in Indiana (where' he ran
many thousand ahead of any other Re
publican candidate), was due in great
measure to this alleged "scandal.'
"What are the facts in regard to it?
Where are these 'inaccessible records'?
When did they come into the posses
sion of the Government, and what do
they contain? If the statements of the
3s"ewa are true our people ought to know
It. If not true they ought to have some
Just means of estimating what credit
should be given in other matters to a
Journal which thus disseminates false
"WILLIAM DUDLEY FOULKE."
President Makes Keply. -
"White House. Washington, . Dec. 1,
J908 My Dear Mr. Foulke: I have re
ceived your letter of the 29th ultimo.,
and have read it in connection with
your previous letters enclosing quota
tions from the Indianapolis News, a
paper edited by Delavan Smith. As
Mr. Smith certainly knows that all the
statements he made were false, both as
to the Panama matter and as to the
other matters of which you inclose me
clippings, and inasmuch, therefore, as
the exposure of the falsity will not
affect his future statements, I am not
very clear as to what good will result
from, such exposure. But Inasmuch as
yoo evidently earnestly desire some an
swer to be made, and inasmuch as you
ay that some reputable people appear
to believe the falsehoods of the News
and Mr. Smith, and inasmuch as you
seem to think his falsehoods as regards
the Panama matters are the most prom
inent, I will answer them.
"The News states in one of its issues
that probably some of the documents
dealing with the matter have been de
stroyed. This is false. Not one has
been destroyed. It states that the last
documents were sent over in June of
this year, the object of this particular
falsehood being apparently to connect the
nutter In some way with the nomination
of Mr. Taft. As a matter of fact the
last papers that we have receiv?d of
any kind were sent over to the Urited
States in May, of 1904, and they have
been accessiblo to every human being
who cared to look at them ever since
and are accessible now. Every reputable
man, within or without Congress, .Demo
crat or Republican, lias always had the
opportunity to examine any of these
Each Step Made Public.
"You quote the News as stating that
the "people have, no official knowledge
concerning the Panama Canal deal.' The
fact is that the people have had the
most minute official knowledge; that
every important step in the transaction
and every important document has been
made public in communications to Con-
Vnless He Is So 111 He Needs Hos
pltnl Treatment President Must
Turn Back Prom Bordeaux.
P.VRIS, Dec. . If President Castro,
of Venezuela, conies to Bordeaux, he
will not be allowed to sot . foot on
French soli until after he has offered
a formal apology for the fashion in
which he has flaunted France. This
decision was made by the Cabinet, but
President Castro, of Venesoela.
Who Win Be Hrfoaed l.anding
In Kranoe Vnless Me Apoloarisea
for Affront He Has Given.
was kept a secret, as It was expected
lhat Castro would disembark at San
tander, Spain. But should he arrive
at Bordeaux and his illness not be
serious, permission to land will be
made conditional upon the dispatch of
n official telegram of apology to tho
French government and the dispatch of
telegraphic instructions to Caracas for
the immediate execution of the arbitral
award i:i the matter of the French
Dr. Domingo Castillo, the Venezuelan
Consul-General at Hamburg, and D.
Escalante, Consul-General at Liverpool,
passed through Paris today on the way
to Santandrr. presumably to meet
DRUG THEFTS ARE EXPOSED
Three Men Arrested in San Fran
cisco on Telegraphic Advice.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6. Extensive
drug thefts, alleged to have been com
mitted in Denver and Seattle, have been
traced to San Francisco, and as a result
of n investigation by Plnkerton detec
tives and the local police, three men who
are said to be implicated are in the uuy
Those in custody are: George Saxsmith,
formerly in the employ of the Scholts
Drug Company, in Denver, and lately with
the Calley Drug Company, or toeattie; a.
K. Holt, a salesman, and Martin I
Jones, who has worked in some of the
fashionable tailoring establishments in
The arrests were made at the request
of Hamilton Armstrong, Chief of Police
of Denver. In his telegram to the local
police. Chief Armstrong alleged that Sax
smith had stolen valuable perfumes
which might be found in the warehouse
of a local wholesale drug firm. Jones,
according to the police, admits that he
received packages of drugs from Sax
smith, which he disposed of at private
sale, but denied that he was aware that
they had been stolen. A considerable
quantity of drugs and perfumes are said
to have been recovered by the detectives.
FLEET PASSES SINGAPORE
Salutes Port, hut I Sot In Com
munication With Shore.
SINGAPORE, Dec 6. The United
States Atlantic battleship fleet, under
Rear-Admiral Sperry, passed through
the harbor here today. The stately pro
cession ' Impressed both the experts and
the many other spectators. The scout
cruiser Yankton, kept in constant com
munication with the fleet during its
passage, . but otherwise the battleships
did not communicate with the shore.
The flagship Connecticut saluted the
port and the salute was returned. Many
launches and small, vessels filled with
spectators went out to meet the Amer
ican ships. The Yankton received a
wireless message from the Connecticut
that on Saturday evening the fleet was
US miles off.
The voyage from Manila, from which
port the fleet sailed on Tuesday, was un
eventful. DERVISHES ARE DEFEATED
Lose 4 8 in Attack on Italian Gar
rison In Somaliland.
HOME. Dec. ft. Dispatches received
here from the Italian Governor of Soma
liland state that the Dervishes made a
furious attack on the village of Buffalo.
The Garrison, however, had .been ad
vised in advance and was fully prepared.
The Dervishes were beaten off, and 48 of
them were killed.
Bracing Bridge for Flood.
ECHO. Or.. Dec. 6. (Special.) The
county authorities are driving piling
and placing riprapplng just above the
bridge at this" place to keep the
Spring- freshetj from again washing
out the bridge. Two rows of piles are
being driven, the Intervening space to
be filled with brush and rock. Sub
stantial as the work appears, it is
doubtful if the structure can stand
against the mighty rushing waters
that sometimes make their appearance.
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Congress Will Spend
OREGON DELEGATION BUSY
Willamette Locks Purchase
- Will Be Pushed.
FULTON BILL TO COME UP
Measure Providing1 for Dividing
Oregon Into Two Judicial Dis
tricts May Be Rescued
From House Committee.
BY HARRY J. BROWN'.
OREOONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 6. The session of Con
gress which opens at noon today will not
be productive of much general legisla
tion, aside from the regular appropria
tion bills, nor will it afford much oppor
tunity for the" enactment of local legis
The programme of the leaders is to
pass the appropriation bills, holding
them down as much as possible, and
sidetrack all legislation that is not abso
lutely essential. New legislation, entail
ing heavy appropriations, will be put
over, because the condition of the Tre;us
ury will not Justify any great increase
in the expenditure of public funds.
lUvcr and Harbor Bill Assured.
There will be a river and harbor bill.
In addition to the appropriation bills
which are enacted at every session, and
this one measure will probably carry
$T6.000,000 or more. Because of the fact
that river and harbor money goes into
nearly every state in the Union, this
river and harbor bill will be preferred
over other bills of a general character,
and It is the expectation that it will be
the only big bill not on the regular pro
gramme that will be allowed to go
through. There will be no omnibus pub
lic building bW this Winter. ...
The very fact that there Is not a super
abundance of money In the Treasury will
be given as a reason for cutting down
appropriations for river and harbor work
below the amounts asked for by the
Army engineers. This means that the
delegations from the Pacific Coast States
will have their hands full getting ade
quate recognition for the waterways of
the Coast States.
Fortunately, Representative Jones, of
Washington, Is on the House rivers and
harbors committee, where he will be In
a position to do much for the Columbia
River and other rivers and harbors of
his state and Oregon.
Fulton to Push Hate Bill.
Aside from the river and harbor bill.
there Is little legislation of Interest to
the Northwest likely to be enacted at
the short session. Senator Fulton will
push the most important Individual bill
that will be up this session; his oill
amending the Interstate commerce law,
by providing that no interstate freight
rate shall be advanced until after tho
Interstate Commerce Commission, after
hearing, shall hold such advance to be
reasonable and just. This bill was in
troduced at the last session of Congress,
but never got out of the committee on
Oregon is deeply interested In a bill
which was introduced by Senator Fulton,
and passed through the Senate by him
last session the bill dividing Oregon into
two judicial districts; one on either side
of the Cascade Mountains. This bill Is
now before the House committee on ju
diciary the committee that smothered
so much legislation last session, that It
was styled "Ae morgue of the House."
The chairman of that committee, Mr.
Jenkins, of Wisconsin, was not renom
inated, and his approaching retirement
may induce him to let up on bills which
are now In his pigeonhole. Should Jen
kins relent, the Oregon bill may get
through the House. It is strongly in
dorsed by the Department of Justice,
and that fact will help, if the committee
Portland Assay Office Unlikely.
Senator Fulton and Representative
Ellis each have bills pending providing
for the establishment of an assay office
at Portland. But the economical streak
that will be manifest throughout the
session will probably kill off - this bill,
and all like It; the Portland assay office
will probably have - to wait until next
In connection with the river and har
bor bill. Senator Fulton and Representa
tive Hawley will endeavor to secure in
appropriation for the 'purchase of the
canal and locks at Oregon City. Both
introduced bills for this purpose last
session, but were told to wait until a
river and harbor bill was framed.
Portland to Succeed Willamette.
The name of the Willamette customs
collection district will probably be
changed to "Portland collection district"'
this Winter, if Senator Fulton and Con
gressman Ellis succeed in passing a bill
for that purpose, now pending. Owing
to faulty wording, this bill failed to re
ceive final consideration last session, but
Senator - Fulton is ready to go ahead
with the corrected bill as soon as he gets
a chance to be heard. Mr. Ellis will Iojk
after his own bill in the House.
The Ellis bill authorizing the ap
pointment of an Assistant United
Concluded, oa Pas 2.)
Move to Segregate Sexes in Board-ing-Houses
Meets With Much
CHICAGO, Dec. 6. (Special.) Uni
versity of Chicago co-eds today threat
ened to strike if the University officials
insist on carrying Into effect their new
regulation prohibiting the young women
from living at lodging-houses where the
men students have rooms. The co-eds
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Governor-elect S. G. Cosgrove, of
U'nahlnfflnn. UllMr 4'Ondftlon
f Shows o Improvement at Paso
consider the rule unjust and declare they
will not give up their rooms because stu
dents of the opposite sex happen to dwell
in the same house.
Members of the faculty asserted that
the rule would be enforced in spirit after
the first of the year, but that exceptions
might be made. Miss Marion Talbot,
Dean of Women, said that co-eds and
men would be allowed to live in the same
lodging-houses in certain cases, and that
the new plan would be applied only to
such houses as are fotind not to possess
the proper qualifications.
"I cannot say that I am in favor of
applying the rule in all cases," said Miss
Talbot. "It will depend largely upon the
Judgment of the University inspectors."
2 DEAD, 3 HURT IN WRECK
Passenger Train9 Come Together
Terrifically in Texas.
AMARILLO, Tex., Dec. 6. Two are
dead and three seriously hurt, the re
suit of a collision between passenger
trains on the Plain View branch of the
Santa Fe Railroad, which happened to
day at Haney, 14 miles west of here. The
trains came together with great force,
both engines, leaping into the 'ftlr and
falling in a mass of wreckage. None of
the passengers was seriously injured.
ED MAHAM, engineer, Roswell, X. M.
JAMES K. SMITH, mail clerk, Carls
bad, X. M.
Barney Nelson, conductor, Amarillo,
Tex., Internal injuries. May die.
Colbert Holsteln, fireman, Amarillo, se
Arthur 'Anderson, engineer, severely
The responsibility for the accident has
not yet been placed.
THIN ICE PROVES ' FATAL
I'our Drpwn in Wisconsin and Three
JAXESVIILB, Wis., Dec. 6. Earl
Cooper, Harvey Richardson, Violet
Bllvens and Fannie Bllvens were drowned
today while skating on Lake Koshkonong.
Belle Brown was rescued, but may die
BOSTON, Dec. 6. While playing on thin
Ice, three children were drowned today.
Ethel Anderson, aged 11, and Martha
Anderson, aged 10, were drowned in a
pond In North Easton.
In Methuen George Stock, aged 15, was
drowned trying to save his brother.
FLEET ON WAY TO PANAMA
Passes Salina Cruz After Target
Practice at Magdalena- Bay.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6. Secretary of
the Navy Newberry tonight received ad
vices from Warren R. Rlph, United States
Customs inspector at Salina Cruz, Mex.,
that the armored cruiser fleet was south
bound at 3 P. M., New York time, bound
for I-a Union. San Salvador, and later
for Panama. The fleet sailed December
1 from Magdalena Bay, after target prac
tice. CIGARETTE EXPLODES GAS
Prospector Mistakes Gasoline for
Water and Is About to Drink.
SAN BARNARDINO, Cal., Dec. 6.
William Gray, a prospector, died this
morning at Needles, after several hours
of terrible agony from burns received in
the explosion of a can of gasoline.
Gray took up the can. thinking It con
tained water, and as he was about to
drink from it. a cigarette which he was
smoking ignited the gasoline, and :ie
was completely, enveloped by the. burn
ill Be Unable to Go
ALL VISITORS DENIED HIM
Wife Acts as Body Guard
When He Goes to Baths.
DOCTORS GIVE LITTLE HOPE
Patient Brightens I"p at Times and
Talks of His Ambition to Be In
augurated . , Governor Mrs.
Cosgrove Always With Him.
BY HARRY B. SMITH.
PASO ROBLES HOT SPRINGS, Cal.
Dec. fi. (Special.) Confined to his
room, with the exception of the two
trips that are made dally in a wheel
chair to the adjacent bathhouse, where
he takes the treatment that has been
prescribed for him, with no one save
the physicians in attendance, his wifo
and two close friends, permitted to talk
with him, the exact condition of Gov
ernor-elect Cosgrove, of Washington,
is largely a matter of conjecture.
Neither Dr. Sawyer, manager of the
Paso Robles Hotel, nor Dr. Dresser, tho
doetf r in attendance, will give out any
thing more than perfunctory state
ments concerning his health,, and will
vouchsafe no opinion as to his recov
ery beyond shrugging their shoulders
and declaring that Brlght's disease is
No Immediate Cause for Alarm
But that tho Washington man, In
spite of his fondly expressed hopes of
returning to his state la time for the
inauguration. Is a very sick man, suf
fering both from dropsy and from
Bright's disease, is an undisputed fact.
and the prospects are very strongly
dgalnst his returning home for many
weeks, at least, and possibly never.
Judging from thai, best information
that could be secured In lieu of off!
clal statements from those in charge of
the case, there is no immediate cause
for alarm, as it is generally reported
that his condition Is about the same as
when he entered the hotel on Novem
ber 15. -
"He is no better and no worse," is
the extent of the statements that were
made yesterday, but for a man who is
afflicted as is the Governor-elect, such
a report is far from assuring.
Wife Hopes for Best.
The most complete story of his con
dition came from Mrs. Cosgrove herself,
who le in constant attendance at her
husband's bedside. She states that he
sleeps better than when he flrst came to
California, but that as far as his real
trouble is concerned, she can see no
marked Improvement; that his condition
fluctuates, and while she feels blue one
day she Is correspondingly happy the
next. Asked for a direct statement as
to whether she thought Mr. Cosgrove
would be able to return to Washington
for his Inauguration on January 15, she
declared she hoped for the best, which
doubtless means she is afraid not.
Since the report got out the other day
that an operation had been performed,
a report, by the way, that has been
strenuously denied, Drs. Sawyer and
Dresser are not saying a word. Dr.
Dresser declares that It Is up to Dr.
Sawyer, as manager of the hotel, to
give out the statements, and Dr. Sawyer
replies that Dresser Is the physician in
Requests to See Him Denied.
Summing up the stories, however, the
writer has no hesitancy In declaring
that everything points to the case as
being an extremely serious one, and that
the failure of the patient to respond to
treatment has worried his family not a
A request for permission to see Gov
ernor Cosgrove and talk with him was
absolutely refused. "The Governor sees
no one," said his wife. "I realize that
the people of Washington have a. right
to know about his condition, but there
is nothing new no change. Today he is
feeling better and brighter. We want to
keep his mind off politics. If he should
see a newspaper man he would start
talking politics, and that might set him
back. His one ambition is to return to
be inaugurated in January and he talks
about it whenever he has a chance. He
feels that he will be able to, and is very
Wife Keeps orf Politicians.
It was learned that Mr. Cosgrove has
indeed been guarded very carefully and
although there have been countless poli
ticians here from the North, they have
not been admitted to the sickroom. The
only ones who have seen the Governor,
outside of his wife, have been his daugh
ter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Kinuear, C. S. Young, a college-day
friend from Los Angeles, and Bamford
Robb, who has made his home both in
Seattle and Portland and is at present
stopping at the hotel. The job-seekers
and others, either friends of Governor
Mead or Lleutenant-Governor-elect Hay,
have been met by Mrs. Cosgrove in the
hotel lobby and politely but firmly told
there was no chance to see their man.
From outside sources the report is to
the effect that Governor Cosgrove Is In
(Concluded on Pate 2.)
First Day's Sales Close to 60,000
Copies Too Much Good News
for Twenty Pages.
WASHINGTON", Dec. 6. (Special.)
Several Washington men who had
failed to read the announcement that
Frank A. 'Munsey would issue a Sun
day evening edition of the Washington
.Times, stopped short this afternoon
when they encountered newsboys with
i v i
W. E. Connolly, Who Rendered
Heroic Service at Oregon Hotel
an evening paper for a penny. Some
of them carefully examined the date
to establish the fact.
Differing but little from the regular
week-day issue, the Sunday Evening
Times was able to find plenty of local
news and good telegraph service. The
latter was specially organized for the
paper. Editors report that, instead of
having difficulty in obtaining enough
news for a Sunday evening paper they
were obliged to throw good stories
away for lack of space. Washington
advertisers who made it necessary to
print a 20-page paper were largely re
sponsible for this exclusion.
At the Times office tonight It was
stated that the paper was a big suc
cess, that the issue was close to 60
000, overtopping the regular week-day
Issue by several thousand.
BRITISH GIVE PROTECTION
American Gunboats Iieave During
Insurrection In China.
PEKIN, Dec. 6. Reports have been
received here that the Americans In
the Tangtse Klank territory are indig
nant on account of the withdrawal of
the American gunboats, which went to
Manila with the Pacific fleet for target
practice, leaving no protection for
Americans during the recent Insurrec
tion at Nanking. Because of this the
American Consul-General at Hankow,
William Martin, was compelled to ask
the British representative to look after
American Interests at Nanking.
Detailed reports of the revolutionary
conditions which prevailed show that
had the rebels succeeded in taking
Nanking, an insurrection would have
broken out In at least three or four
places which would, have put the Amer
ican residents in great danger.
TRAIN DISPATCHER GUILTY
Verdict of Involuntary Manslaugh
ter for Causing Wreck.
THOMPSON. Mont., Dec. 6. H. J.
Keeley, formerly a Northern Pacific dis
patcher, was this evening found guilty of
Involuntary manslaughter by a jury In
the District Court of Sanders County, In
connection with the wreck on the North
ern Pacific at Olive, Mont., September 5,
in which five lives were lost. The jury
recommended that the punishment be
fixed at eight months In the State Peni
tentiary. Keeley issued the orders which are sail
to have been the cause of the collision.
Chief Dispatcher Ringer, of Missoula.
and Operator Mitchell were charged
jointly with Keeley with responsibility
for the wreck, but both were acquitted.
FREIGHTER L0ST IN LAKE
It. M. Clonson, With Crew of 22,
Thought Caught In Gale.
DUXCTflT, Minn., Dec. 6. The steel
freight steamer D. M. Clenson, coal-laden
from Lorraine, O., to Duluth, was prob
ably wrecked in the gale on Lake Su
perior laet week, and her crew of 22
A. B. Wolvine. of Duluth, owner of the
Clenson, abandoned hope tonight and ex
pressed the opinion that the vessel is
probably at the bottom of Lake Superior
with her entire crew of 22. S. B. Cham
berlain, of this city, is her master. The
Clenson is a week overdue at this port
and it is believed that she was caught In
the terrific gale which prevailed last
week on Lower Lake Superior.
FOUR DIE WHILE SKATING
One Girl Rescued but May Die Prom
. JANE9VILLE. Wis., Dec. 6. Karl Coop
er. Harvey Richardson, Violet Bllvens
and Fannie Blivens were drowned today
while skating on Lake Koshkonong.
Belle Brown was rescued, but may die
Oregon's Guests Flee
From Small Fire.
SOME JUMP FROM WINDOWS
W. E. Connolly Makes Heroic
ESTIMATES OF LOSS VARY
Three Firemen Are Overcome and
Scores of Lodgers Take Desper
ate Chances in Kscaping From
Early Morning Blaze. ,,-
Dense volumes of smoke from a fire
that originated in the basement of
the Oregon Hotel. Seventh and Stark
streets, at S:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, alarmed a score or more of guests,
many of whom took desperate ehancca :
to escape. The loss is estimated by thn
firemen at nut less than $10,000. Manager
Dickinson said last night that JT.00 would I
cover the, actual loss from the flames,,
but he was unable to estimate damage
by smoke and water.
Several men and women leaped from j
the second story of the building and
others reached tho ground by means of
ladders and flro escapes, but none was in
jured. Three firemen were partially
overcome by smoke In the upper halls of
the big building, but qnlckly revived,
after btlng removed by their comrades
to fresh air.
Escape in Scanty Attire.
Startled from their slumbers during
tho early hours of the morning and
frightened by the alarm of fire, men
and women, scantily attired, made fran
tic efforts to escape from what tiiey
thought was Impending disaster. Thn
chill, frosty morning, perhaps the coldest
of the season, a'Vled to their discomfiture
when they emerged from their rooms.
In sliding the startled and frlghtemxl
guests to escape W. H Connolly, man
ager of the United Hat Stores Company,
84 Third street, rendered heroic service.
Incidentally, he suffered great discomfort
and risked far more dangers toan any
of those whom he was trying to aid. Mr.
Connolly lives in the building adjoin- .
ing the Oregon Hotel immediately on tha
Connolly Goes to Rescue.
Mr. Connolly was one of the first to
hear the alarm of fire, and quickly aris
ing, peered through his window and saw
dnnso clouds of smoko emerging from
windows and doors of the big building.
He also saw men and women rushing to
tho windows and fire escapes, and heard
thorn calling for aid.
Clad only in a pair of trousers and a
shirt he rushed out into the rear yard,
where a short ladder lay beside the hotel
building. Above him a window was
crowded with men and a woman who
were seeking to escape. One man jumped !
and barely miesed falling into an excava
tion near the building. Another swung
himself from the window and hung sus
pended by his hands until aid reached
Connolly placed the ladder against the
wall but it lacked several feet of fccing
long enough to reach the window. Rai.s
iiH? it he paced tho loyer end on his
shoulders and standing erect, supported
by the hotel wall, he held it high enough
for the woman and men to descend. The.
(Oon-!u'ld on t'BKe 8.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Franco will not lt CaaLio land unicfli li
apologizes. 1'age 1.
Konsevolt flays editors replying to hints
of Canal graft. Page l.
Editors grilled by President make reply.
Northwest delegates In Congress pltm ses
sion a work. Page l.
Congress will convene at noon today.
Munsey's Sunday Evening Times proves big
sucress. Pago 1.
Chirago University co-rds want to Jive In
same boarding-houses with men. Page 1.
Association may bo formed to manage Port
land Horse Show. Page 8.
Conference of North western Teainie mac
nates at Seattle tomorrow will elfltt
president for coming year. page S.
Cosgrove shows no improvement ; will be
unable to go to Olympia, say friends.
Palmer. Root's law partner, may be ousted
from legislature. Pago 4.
S. R. Claypool. Iinn County pioneer, diaJ.
Hindus In British Columbia aiding rebels
in India. Page 5.
One dead In ferry collision In San Fran
cisco Bay. Page H.
Water from Eldorado Ditch to bo used In
rich Pine Creek mines. Page l.'I.
Receiver Roberts finds shortage in his ac
counts, makes sum good und notifies
Government. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Smoke from early morning fire caused paniQ
among guests at Oregon Hotel. Page 1.
Friend hope to keep C. K. Von Nleda,
manager of Pacitlc Apron Company, out
of Jail. Page V.
Dr. Broughcr flays the gnsMp at White
Temple. Page P.
Portland Elks hold annual lodge of sorrow.
Federal report ranks Oregon tenth as lum
ber state. Page 12.
Pastor predicts union of all churches.
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