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PORTLAND, OKEGON, SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 14, 1903.
PRICE FIVJ3. CENTS.
VOL. XXH.-NO. 24.
Wall Street Now With
SUPPORT WILL BE STRONG
Developments in MergerCase
Win Many Over.
WHATPROMIMENT BANKERS SAY
Suit of the Government I Xov Re
garded a a. Benefit Instead of
a Detriment, and Condemna
tion Gives Way to Praise.
velt is not popular In "Wall. street" Very
little money could be raised for him."
A foreign banker is quoted as saying
that he thinks "Wall street will come
around all right -when Roosevelt Is nom
inated, and adds: "The Northern Securi
ties litigation, although a bitter pIU 'to
swallow at the time, has since received
the approval of many conservative Wall
street men. They see It in a new light
now. 6lnce the overissue of securities has
been plainly demonstrated, ana tney re
gard It as a good thing. Knowing wnat
struggle it meant to begin the suits,
they admire a President wno naa tne
courage of his decided convictions."
The Post was led to make the Investiga
tion by remarks of two prominent men
in the financial world. J. Pierpoht Morgan
said if Roosevelt were renominated, he
could not get $10,000 In "Wall street for a
campaign fund. President Mellen, of the
Northern Pacific, is said to have offered
to subscribe that amount himself. This
remark was telegraphed from Spokane to
the East, and aroused considerable In
terest, as Mellen's road was one of those
affected by the merger suit.
The general Impression is that, since
"Wall street has found that It cannot de
feat Roosevelt by bluff or combination.
It will quietly acquiesce In his nomina
tion, and not viciously oppose him.
The utter collapse of the Cleveland "boom
has been responsible for this position, as
Cleveland is apparently the only man In
the Democratic party that the great finan
cial Interests would care to support.
UPTON BOAT lit
An Incident of President Roosevelt's
tour of the Pacific Northwest has had a
great effect In proving to "Wall street
the futility of Its opposition to his re
nomlnatlon. The statement of President
Metlen. of the Northern Pacific, at Spo
kane, that he would give $10,000 to
the campaign fund. In noticing a re-,
mark-by J. Plerpont Morgan, that the
whole of Wall street would not give
this amount, has opened the eyes of
the financiers. They wre making their
principal fight on the Merger suit, and
the offer of Molten, an Interested party,
completely nonplussed them.
Cleveland was the only Democrat
Wall street would support, and Jt now
realizes that his boom was a failure.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
lngton. June 13. The New York Evening
Poet has made a canvass of "Wall street
to a considerable extent to ascertain the
fpelinc for or against President noose
van ThR naner nubllshes the result.
summed up In three interviews with un
named bankers. Quoting "one of the
shrewdest bankers In the country, who
has been In touch with what has been done
toward accumulating campaign funds In
the Post publishes the
Wall "street .will cpine up' to .the
cm-ntrti -wlipn the time comes. "What else
can moneyed Interests do?
"Suppose Cleveland should be nominated
against Roosevelt which will never be
what good could he do unless he had his
nartv with him? It is too long before
election to say how "Wall street interests
will respond to requests for campaign
contributions, but I see no reason In the
world for supposing that the Roosevelt
managers would be turned down. If he
should be renominated. He will get the
money all right. If he runs."
The Post also quotes the president of
one of tho largest banks as saying:
"It all depends on who the Democrats
run against Roosevelt. Judge Parker or
Mr. Cleveland would receive the enthusi
astic support of many "Wall street men,
who fear the President's position towards
corporate interests. But the things that
has antagonized these interests more
than anything else Is Roosevelt's sympa
thetic attitude toward labor. No, Roose-
FRAISE FOR WASHINGTON GUARD.
War Department Inspector Finds
Militiamen Well Drilled.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 13. The War Department
has received the report of Major George
E. McGunnlgle, who recently inspected
the Washington National Guard. He re
ports that the drill of the regiment, as a
whole. Is very good, especially that of two
companies of Seattle. Major McGun
nlgle concludes his report by saying that
the guard of this state has made rapid
strides towards the nationalized idea
which the militia bill contemplates. The
organization and practice are both based
upon military principles, and favorites
cut no figure In the appointment of of
ficers. Promotions are made according to
merit, and only after a satisfactory exf.
amlnatlon before the duly appointed
PASSAGE A STORMY ONE
nonor of Bourke Cockran. of New York.
John Redmond occupied the chair, and all
tho leading Nationalists were present to
hear Mr. Cockran make an impassioned
speech, prophesying Ireland's future pros
perity. The speech developed into one of
the strongest Indictments of Colonial Sec
retary Chamberlain's preferential ' pro
gramme delivered on this side of the
Cup Challenger and Old Boat
ALL ON BOARD ARE WELL
Meaiagc Is Received by Wireless
Telegraphy, for Transmission to
Sir Thomas, AnHonncing Ar
rival of the Tachts.
NEW YORK, June 4. The Deforrest
wireless telegraph station at Coney Isl
and reports at midnight "being In commu
nication with the Erin, which then was
about 95 miles off Sandy Hoolc The Erin J
was towing the Shamrock III. All four
boats were together the Erin, Shamrock ,
III, Shamrock I and her conveyor. The j
Erin' reports a stormy passage and all ;
well. The boats should reach Sandy Hook j
about 6 A. II.
BEGGED FOR LIFE
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Wall street now favors the renomlnatlon of
Roosevelt. Page 1.
Civil Service Commission finds politics and
not merit count In appointments at Wash
ington, D. C office. Pare 1.
Alvord Cooler. o& Rochester. X. T., is ap
pointed a Civil Service Commliioner. Pas 3.
Sir Thomas Upton's boat fleet Is sighted oft;
Sandy Hook. Page 1.
Letvls Nixon resigns as president of the ship
building trust. Page 2. u
Cutting of a levee at St. Louis almost causes
a lynching. Page
Chicago, waiters are losing ground In their
King Alexander of Servia begged plteotuly
for his life when discovered by assassins.
Bulgarians are deserting onany villages in
terror of the Turks. Page 3. -Italian
Consul at Havana narrowly escapes
assassination. Page 3.
Herrera knocks "Kid" Broad out In the fourth'
round. Page. Hi
Horatlus wins the second Seattle Derby.
Jack O'Keefe fights a draw with Jimmy Brltt
Forty horses still In the fleld'for the American
Derbyv Page 14.
Walcott and Jackson train for their go. Page
, Scores of Pacific National League: Portland 3,
Seattle 2; -San Francisco 7, Butte 0; Spo
kane 6. Tacoma 5; Helena 4, Los Angeles 3.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Portland 4,
Seattle 1; 'Los Angeles 5, Sari Francisco 1;
Sacramento 7. Oakland 3. Page 14."
Muddle at The Dalles over municipal elections
A. M. the two Shamrocks and the L " , Tr.., ,
Erin were about 0 miles off Sandy Hook. . ' one order. Pairo a
The following message was received for , c B Corder Mtt. to death on flywheel of
King of -Servia- Cried
AGREED TO DESERT QUEEN
Soldiers Assured That Any
Demand Would Be Met.
A BULLET IS THEIR ANSWER
Palace Was Searched for Two Honrs
Before. Hiding- Place of-. Sover
eigns Were Discovered Queen.
Suffered Great Indignities.
ARMY POSTS TO GO.
Two Stations Will Be Abandoned as
Soon an Funston Report.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 13. At some time In the near
future two Army posts In Alaska are to
be discontinued, and the troops at those
stations brought back to the United
States. General Funston has been dlrectr
ed to Investigate and report which two
posts can best be dispensed with at this
More Water fpjr Jadlan School.
OREGONIAN ,NES BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 13. The Indian Office has
decided to reinforce the water supply of
the Umatilla Indian School, In Oregon, by
laying a system of pipes connecting with
the springs a short distance from the
schooL The wells from which water has
heretofore been obtained do not yield a
sufficient quantity to meet demands, and
at times go dry.
Victim of a Rare Disease.
NEW YORK, June 13. Pauline Burk
hardt, aged 16. has been found by the
authorities of St Luke's Hospital to bo
the victim ofone of the rarest diseases,
myelitis. It Is a form of paralysis, and in
two weeks has deadened every muscle
in the girl's body below the hips. The
girl .never had been 111 until this disease
attacked her two weeks ago.
PARIS. June 13 Orraine Barrow.
well-known automoblllst, died here today
of the Injuries he received In the Paris
Madrid automobile races on May 23.
transmission to Sir Thomas Upton:
"LIpton: Arrived safely off.. Sandy
Hook. Experienced rough weather during
voyage. Shamrock all right.
At 2:15 A. M. the Ldpton fleet has been
sighted off Fire Island.
POPE IS ALIVE AND WELL
Report of His Death. Is Entirely
ROME, June 13. The rumors published
today In Vienna papers that the pope
had died suddenly are entirely without
foundation. His Holiness Is In good
health, and Dr. LapponU his physician,
did not visit the Vatican either today or
yesterday. X.eo today received Cardinal
Resplgbi. vicar-general of His Holiness.
Report Greatly Excites Rome.
ROME. June 13. General astonishment
was produced here by telegrams which
poured In today, especially from Vienna,
and Berlin, announcing the death of the
pope,, although not even a rumor of the
death - of His Holiness had been heard
here. These dispatches created a mo
mentary sensation, and a rush was made
for the Vatican to obtain news regarding
the pontiff's health. It was found there
that there was no change In the condition
of. the jope. His Holiness, though not
quite so strong as before, owing to his last
attack of hemorrhages, leads his ordinary
life, except that he grants fewer audi
ences. He received several persons today.
sheepshtarlng engine near Baker City.
Dan Beer walks over 00-foot bluff at Oregon
City, and Is uninjured. Paco 4.
Butte union miners hare a holiday; all busi
ness is suspended. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
First early melons reach Portland market.
Wheat closes firm and a shade up at Chicago.
Numerous offerings cause declines in stocks
at New Torkj Page 15.
Week in "Wall street. Page 15.
New York banks gaining in surplus. Page 15.
Cabins of old Telephone to be moved to new
hull. Page 8.
Rivers are still rising. Page 8.
Schooner Washington B. Thomas is wrecked
off Old Orchard, Me. Page 8.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon Congressional delegation holds an Im
portant meeting to discuss deral patron
age. Fags .13.
State Lewis and Clark Commission
Prominent Xew York Man Attacks
LONDON, June 13. The deserted corri
dors of the House of Commons rang tonight-with
tho strains of "The Wearing
of the Green." when the Irish party took
possession of Parliament with a dinner in
Admiral Bradford, talks of BremertonBavy-
yard. Page 10.
More than & thousand pioneers to assemble In
Portland this week. Page 11.
New- empire Theater to open this week.
Bast Side people protest against two' bridges
over Sullivan's Gulch. Page 10.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 22.
Classified advertisements- Pages 16-21;
Oregon, past and present. Page 34.
Russia and Japan; an inevitable conflict.
Frank G. Carpenter's letter. Page 35; -
Who "Elisabeth" Is. Page 40. '
Tho Two Vanrevels. Page 38.
The city and its dependent classes. Page 33.
Ade's Fable. Page 40.
MuslcalT Page 17. .
Dramatic Page 26.
Social. Page 23. ' . , .
Fashions and household. Pages 36-37.
SEMUN, Hungary, June 13. From an
intimate personal friend of the new Pre
mier of the Servian provisional govern
ment, Avakumovlcs, the Associated Press
correspondent has received the following
account of the tragedy In Belgrade, which j
he is assured Is absolutely authoritative.
These facts will be set forth In an official
protocol, which has not yet been drafted,
owing to the pressure of state business,
all that Is yet known officially being con
tained in the verbal report made to the
Premier by the officers concerned In ex
ecuting the plot
Six weeks ago one of the officers in the
secret warned tho King of what was going
on, when all the officers concerned were
transferred to points In the interior, the
King fearing to take stronger measures
against them. About the same time a
certain woman was sent to Geneva to see
Prince Peter Karageorgevlch and submit
to him a proposition that he come to Ser
via as King upon his agreeing to accept
a new constitution based on liberal prin
ciples. Prince Peter accepted the condi
tions. As soon as the conspirators ob
tained the assurance that the kingdom
would have a new sovereign, they decided
to kill King Alexander and Queen Draga.
Leader of the Conslpracy.
Colonel Maschln, Queen Draga's broth
er-in-law, 'was the leader of the CQnspIr
acy. A number of officers came to Bel
grade from Interior posts on the night of
the tragedy and suped together at the
Serblsche Kron restaurant, where the
final details were arranged. At midnight
they proceeded from the restaurant to the
palace and" forced the door leading- to the
royal apartments, using dynamite. When
the officers entered they could find nobody,
the King and Queen, alarmed by the noise
of their approach, having concealed them
selves. For two whole hours the officers
hunted through every nook and corner of
the royal apartments without success.
Then they found the King's adjutant.
Lazar v Petrovics, and compelled him to
lead them to the King's hiding place. He
took them to the bathroom and pointed
to "a secret door In the wall, opening upon
a staircase leading to the roof. Behind
this door crouched the King and Queen.
King? Begs for His Life.
When the conspirators were assured of
their prey they shot and killed the adju
tant. Meanwhile the King fell upon his
knees and begged for life, offering to
yield to every demand, to sign any docu.
ment, to agree to leave the country or to
send Queen Draga. away; anything, every
thing, if only they would ,not kill him.
The officers answered roughly; "It Is too
late," and fired at him. The Queen also fell
on her knees and asked pardon for her
conduct, but one of the . officers, calling
her a degrading epithet, told her she had
.been Queen long enough. One. bf the con
spirators, after submitting the Queen to
gross indignities, slashed her with his
sword" and tho other officers fired at her.
The King was also slashed with sabers.
The conspirators then dragged .the' King
and Queen Into the front apartments and
threw them over the -balcony -upon the
lawn in front of the palace, which is sep
arated from the street by art Iron fence.
The King and Queen lived for one or two
Killing- of Raler's Sympathisers.
Meanwhile two of the officers summoned
the QueW's two brothers . from their
home to the house of the commander of
the Belgrade division, where they were
offered a glass of water and told to bid
each other farewell. In the very moment
they embraced each other, tho officers
Bhot and killed them. One hundred sol
diers, commanded by two officers, at tho
same time surrounded the house of Min
ister of War Pavlovlcs and summoned
him to open the door. The Minister
looked from a window, and the soldiers
fired at him. wounding him. The Russian
military attache, who lived In the same
house, hearing the noise, rose and dressed
himself in his Russian uniform, and at
tempted to remove the Minister to his
apartment- The officers ordered nlm to
go away,, and he, seeing the hopelessness
of the situation, departed. The soldiers
then entered the house and shot and
killed" the Minister, whose body was left
on the floor, and wa3 not discovered until
10 o'clock, in the morning, when It was
found y. his son-in-law and daughter,
who had escaped.
Poisoning Plot Failed.
Since the tragedy occurred, the- real
facta of an attempt upon tho persons of
the King and Queen a month ago have be
come "known. The conspirators at that
time engaged the services of a young Bo
hemian, the son of a tailor living In Bel
grade. He obtained a position In the
kitchen of the Grand Hotel of Belgrade
to learn cookery. He proved so intelli
gent that a little later he was given em
ployment In the royal kitchen. Here he
again proved very efficient and was en
trusted with the duty of preparing the
food for the royal table, taking it from
the cooking utensils, and placing It in
dishes which he handed to lackeys.
He now began to appear very prosperous
arid took French lessons. He came one
day to his teacher, a widow living in Bel
grade, In a jubilant state, wearing a new
suit of clothes, and saying that he was
earning 160 clnars (about ?32) per month.
The same evening, while preparing a. dish
for the King, he mixed poison with the
food." The head cook detected him in
the act and promptly informed the King,
and the youth was shot immediately. His
parents were brought to the palace and
told the facts of the case, and were com
pelled, under threats of death, to tell
everybody-that their son.. had. killed him
self. Since the tragedy the youth's
parents have revealed the plot
Belgrade Is Remarkably Quiet.
Since the first excitement caused by the
news of the assassination subsided, Bel
grade has been most remarkably quiet.
The shops are open, the people sit In the
cafes and everything Is as usual, except
that the public buildings and private
houses are decorated "with Servian flags.
The-latter fact, however; Is no Indication
of the real' public sentiment, since In this
part of the "world such demonstrations
result from occasional Instructions which
private citizens find It unwise to disre
gard. The" military still occupy the govern
ment offices, and a number of soldiers
are stationed around the palace. The gar
rison also Is being constantly Increased
Politicians Pack Postal
MANY VIOLATIONS FOUND
Head Officials. Directed e
MERIT SYSTEM HQTBECOGNIZEB
Great Scandal Attaches to the Ap
pointment of Clerics aadv Messen
. gers In .the RnraL Free Deliv
ery Service at Washington..
The Civil Service Commission" finds
that politics enter too much in the ap-
polntments to , the postal service at
Washington, B. C The rolls have been
found to be packed, at the behest of
politicians, and the service greatly
The Postmaster Is practically exon
erated of the irregularities, which are
charged to high officials In the Postal
Department. The commission con
cludes by saying that the Washington,
D. C, postoffice, as now constituted.
Is nothing more than a bureau.
(Concluded on Second Page.)
WASHINGTON, June 13. Chairman
John R. Proctor, of the Civil Service
Commission, today submitted to Post
master-General Payne the report made by
the Commission at the request of the
Postmaster-General, with reference to the
charge of violation of the civil service
regulations in the Washington Postoffice.
The Inquiry included the following points:
First Whether all of the. employes out
side the force of carriers were regularly
In the service and entitled to their posi
tions. Second Whether the civil service rules
had been observed In the employment and
assignment of laborers.
Third Whether there had been a gen
eral observance of the civil service Jaw
and rules In the administration of the
Washington Postoffice during the Incum
bency of the present Postmaster.
In addition to the report proper and a
transcript of the testimony taken. Mr.
Proctor' presented- a -summary of the
findings. This summary concludes as fol
"A departure from the observance of the
civil service rules appears In the promo
tions of certain employes In the Wash
ington Postoffice, which have been direct
ed by the Department, although reports
of efficiency, are neither requested nor re
ceived by. the Department. A case In
point Is that of a woman who was nomi
nally appointed In Moorestown, N. J.,
Postofflce; "but' never left ' the Washing
ton Postoffice; .who owed her appointment
to the classification transfer methods; was
promoted from September 1, 1900, to July
1, 1901, from SOTO to 51600 per annum by
direction of tho Department, and Is doing
the work formerly aone by an employe
who received a compensation of only $1000
"The- information disclosed by the ln
vestigationeems ta warrant the .state
ment that a&jJo'Intments to classified posl-
(Concluded on Second Pase.)
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