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VOL. XXIV NO. 14.
Portland, Oregon; Sunday MOBNaKgl april 2, 1905.
PRICE FIVE GENTS.
Plan to Learn Secrets
of Grand Jury
IN GASE OF CONNORS
Immediate Trial Demanded for
GOVERNMENT READY FOR HIM
But Revelation of Case Against Beef
Trust Is Not Necessary to Con
vlct Connors, Say the
CHICAGO, April L (Special.) A possi
ble coup by the big packing concerns in
terested in the Federal investigation of
the packing Industry lies behind the de
mand which will be -made by Alfred R.
Urlon and John S. Miller, the attorneys,
before' Judge Kenesaw Landis for an im
mediate trial for Superintendent T. J.
Connors,' of Armour & Co., Indicted for
alleged attempts to influence witnesses.
Notice that the attorneys for the packers
will ask for a speedy trial was served on
District Attorney Morrison when he came
from the grand jury room . today after
adjournment had been taken until
Should Connors secure immediate trial,
it Is declared by lawyers who have fol
lowed .the Investigation that the Govern
ment, wjll take long chances in having
some of the secrets of the grand Jury
room made public In open court. Shields
will be the principal witness against Con
nors. Should he be subjected to a cross
fire of examination by the packers' at
torneys, it is likely that the packers can
learn the undercurrent of the Inquiry.
Need Not Reveal. Secrets.
Tho Government officials, however, de
clare that Connors can be tried and con
victed without the revelation of the jury
room secrets. The Federal lawyers say
they can present .the case against Con
nors as outlined in the indictment with
out showing any of the proceedings of the
grand Jury or oven giving a hint of the
course' thV probe has taken to get at the
Inner workings of the packing business.
"It would le impossible to force the
Government to show its hand in this mat
ter." said. a. Government official after the
notice had been served. "It wpuld not be
necessary, if this case should go to an
Immediate trial for the Government to
divulge any of the secrets of the grand
Jury room. The testimony of J. Edward
Shields, the witness upon whose testi
mony Connors was indicted, would be
presented before a petit jury with any
substantiation the Government may have.
This would not necessarily cause the Gov
ernment to give away any secrets. The
Government would be ready to go to trial
at any time. "W'e do not wish to cause
any man discomfort, and if the Connors
case seems reasonable he will perhaps be
given the right to an immediate trial.
We are now in the March adjourned term
of the Criminal "Court, and the case could
be called Immediately."
May Delay Trial Till July.
The attorneys for the packers will urge
Connors constitutional right as a citizen
to a trial within a reasonable time.
Whether or not the trial will come up
immediately or go over until the July
term of the court, for which it is now
set, will depend on Ludge iandls inter
pretation of the word reasonable. What
reply the Government will make to the
petition Is not known. As the indictment
was returned only a few days ago, It may
be urged that trial at this time would be
unreasonable from the Government stand
point, or that the great press of business
due to the sessions of the special grand
Jury make it impossible for the District
Attorney's office to give proper attention
to other matters.
Mr. Urlon. would give out no statement
In regard to the matter after the notice
was served today. Neither would Mr.
Morrison give out a statement to come
officially from his office.
When the jurymen went to their homes
today they were followed by secret ser
vice men. They will be shadowed, it is
said, in their home towns until Wednes
day, to prevent possible intimidation by
outsiders. The adjournment was taken
because of election day next Tuesday.
Three witnesses were heard today
Among these was- Miss Katherine Breen,
a stenographer for the National Packing
Inquiry Nearly Finished.
The fact that the supply of witnesses
was exhausted before noon today Is taken
as indication that the grand jury will not
be busy with the beef inquiry nearly as
long as was first anticipated. While near
ly 300 subpenae were Issued, summoning
men from all parts of the United States
to testify as to the business methods of
the packers, it Is now known that during
the past week many of them have been
notified that their presence will not be
needed. Up to yesterday noon not more
than 75 witnesses had appeared before
the grand jury.
Owing to the extraordinary precautions
taken by the Federal officials to guard the
oecrets of the jury-room, the full extent
of the investigation Is largely a matter of
conjecture. It Is known, however, that
most of the evidence gathered has come
from employes of the packers in other cit
ies, especially those in charge of branch
houees,, who are necessarily In close touch
with the railroads and have special un
derstanding of freight rates.
Nebraska Anti-Trust Bill.
WXGOLN, Xeb., April 1. The Junkin
antl-trust hill. ' aimed at the meatback-
ens', has passed tbptn houses of the Leg
islature, and will be slgnedvDy tne gov
ernor with, an emergency clause. The bill
seeks to make-It impossible t for packers
to (force prices down in cortaln localities
In order to kill the competition of lnde-r
pendent butchers. It is. In effect, a state'
application of the Sherman anti-trust
ROCKEFELLER IN MINIATURE
No Pardon for Man Who Violated
Kansas Anti-Trust Law.
TOPEKA; Kah., April 1. Governor Hoch i
will not grant a pardon to B. J. bmuey,
convicted of violating the Kansas anti
trust law while acting as secretary of the
Kansas Gralndealers Association.
"Mr, Smiley Is a miniature Rockefeller,"
said Governor loch today. In discussing
the case. "If his methods wfcrc to pre
vail the farmers of Kansas would have
rece'lved only J20.O00.O00 for their wheat
this year instead of 560.000.O00. I am glad
we have, a law that will protect the men
who raise the wheat." .
BIDDERS FOR REFINERY BONDS
Kansas Will Not Sell Until Court
Confirms Their Validity.
TOPBKA, Kan., April 1. The Kansas
oil refinery bonds will not be purchased by
the State School Commissioners, as has
been reported. Bids have been, received
from Boston. New York, Chicago, Phila
delphia and a number of Western cities,
but they were all rejected because of the
statement that the bids were conditional
upon the bonds standing the test case to
be brought in the Supreme Court. The
case in court will be decided as soon aa
possible, and another chance will then be
given bidders to get possession of the
PEARL GOES WITH THE OYSTER
German Court Decides Against Claim
of Restaurant Man.
HAMBURG, April 1. The Supremo
Court here today, rendered a decision
in' the cas'e of the pearl, valued at over
?750, found In her mouth by a woman
who, accompanied by a male escort, was
eating oysters in a restaurant. Tho
woman claimed the pearl and her es
cort supported her claim, but the pro
prietor of the restaurant -sued to re
cover the pearl on the groun'd that
shells, like chicken bones, were by tra
dition left by customers and were a
source of profit to the proprietor.
The. court declares that the pearl did
not belong to the woman who found it
nor to tho proprietor of the restaurant,
but to the man who paid for the oys
ters. In rendering Its decision, the court
pointed out that, if the ownership of
the pearl were to repose in the restau
rant proprietor instead of the person
who paid for the oysters, then Its own
ership might as well be carried back
to the oyster dealer who supplied the
restaurant proprietor with the oysters
and thence to the fisherman who took
the pearl oyster from its bed.
Will Seek Gold on Tiburon Island.
EL PASO, Tex.. April 1. Dr. McGhee,
.Of tho United States Department of Eth
nology, and Thomas Grindell, of Doug
las, Ariz have organized a'party to ex
plore TJburqn Island, off tho Mexican
coast, in the Gulf of California, and
search for gold mines. Exploring" parties
who have heretofore gone on this mis
sion were reported to have been killed
by the Seri Indians.
SING ft FAREWELL
Portlanclers Bid Nine
teenth God Speed,
CROWDS THRONG WHARVES
Third Escorts , 'the - Soldiers
ROUSING ' RECEPTION - GIVEN
As the Transport Buford Departctfor
the Philippines, Troops Take '
Up the Song, "Goodbye,
Little Girl, Goodbye."
Eight hundred strong voices raised in
song,' the strains of a military band, hun
dreds of waving handkerchiefs, plaintive
little farewells from women who strug
gled In vain to keep back the sobs; strong
soldiers' faces with eyes that stared hard
to keep back the tears, an animated mass
of color charged with human emotions
such was the departure of the Nineteenth
United States Infantry for the Philippines
on the transport Buford at 1 o'clock yes
As tho last line was cast away, as the
crowds on the docks burst forth with a
cheer and handkerchiefs began to wave,
00 men in khaki, who crowded the fighting-tops
and the decks of the Buford, fol
lowed tho cue of the regimental band and
began to sing. They sang with strong
vplces, waving hats and handkerchiefs as
"Good-bye, little gjrl, good-bye;
Don't cry. little girl, don't cry."
Unconsciously the crowd on the dock
took up the air, and as the great trans
port swung slowly to starboard fully 2000
voices mingled In "the song. When the
verse came to an end and the soldiers
who crowded the Buford were still, save
for calls ' to friends on shore, the band
struck up Sousa's "Stars and Stripes,"
and the crowd cheered, while the enlisted
men answered them, cheer for cheer.
Officers' Deck Thronged.
The officers' deck was crowded With reg
imental officers and thoir ladies. The
lively children of the regiment ran about
the deck waving frantically to acquain
tances on shore. The officers of the Nine
teenth wore less demonstrative than the
enlisted men; there was a touch of grave
ness'ln their manner, that unknown some
thing instilled into a soul by discipline.
SOLDIERS OF THE
but they answered the .farewells, of
crowd with a good will as" the ship backed
The sides, decks and topsol the Buford
were mingled into one mass of b"rojvn.
Here and there was a sudden?sleam as,the
sun reflected from a gunbarrel or a bayo
net scabbard. Hereand there was a bit
of color, where a soldier had fastened his
sweetheart's parting rose to his blousc-or,
to' his campaign bat. Here and there was:
a darker spot, where a' blue shirt was
mixed In the mass of brown. A hundred
yards from shore the Bufoid looked to be
bearing a mass of men rigid at'attentlon,'
but in reality the men 'were 'at their
ease, waving hats when they so desired,
cheering always. So closely, were they
packedon the decks that it was rarely one
could -see" the white of the ship' Itself. As
the vessel . drifted toward the eastern
shore the cheering died away, though the
handkerchiefs continued toy flash .in the
sun. Then after a time, tho tug at the
Buford's stern had her day. the transport
swung gracefully dowh?strcam,' the' speed'
became faster, . there came a last' wisp of
song across the water: ' ."'
"We'll come marching home again .
Good-bye, little- girl, good-bye:
Don't cry, little girl, dont cry "
Some one at the dock- proposed three
cheers for the Nineteenth. The - Nine
teenth was too far away "to hear the pro
posal, .but they $ieard the cheers. " And
they . answered them- with, three . more,
three that came ringing across -the river
like a benediction.
'Transport Buford Departs. -
, A.black column of smoke eracrged-from
the Buford's stack, gradually spread, and
drifted toward the horizon. . The - water
rose' in huge, waves as the great. Bcrews
began to turn, there came a last ringing
cheer, and "then the Nineteenth and 'the
Buford were gone, to back up the Stars
and Stripes across the seas. But as the
crowd- began to thin and sober-faced pec
pie left for homes, there still came, per
haps In fancy, across the waters, the
strain of the song as on1 a zephyr from
a far country!
"Good-bye, little girl, good-bye '
The hearts of the cro'd went out to. the
singers of that song. The crowd knew
that there were 50 officers aboard thi-Buford
who had their little girls with them;
there were 00 men aboard, the majority
of whom were leaving their little girls
behind. But then It Is the men after all.
Slxteen-scventecnths of the regiment are
just plain men. Out there under the trop
ical skies, beneath the unmerciful sun; in
Jungles of unhealthy verdure, in the first
aid hospitals and In the fever camps, on
the firing line, perhaps It will be the men
just plain men who risk the fever and the
wounds, who give up the little girls that
the United States may hold her own. The
transport Buford may carry many an
aching heart over Columbia Bar at sun
rise this morning, but every aching heart
will be ready to bleca as long as there Is
an officer to give the word. It was the
men who sang the song; the men who
Arrive From Vancouver.
The firBt battalion of the Nineteenth
arrived from Vancouver on-special cars at
8 b'clofck yesterday morning. The second
battalion arrived shortly be'oro 3 o'clock,
and the last about 10 o'clock. The Third
Infantry, Oregon National Guard, stood
at ease on Front street north of Burnslde,
(Concluded on Page 8.)
NINETEENTH INFAjfTRY GOING OX BOARD THE TRANSPORT BUFORD.
FIND' FOR INT
Exoneration of Chief Is
CHARGES ARE DISPROVED
Committee Has Words of
Praise Only. -
POLICE HIGHLY COMMENDED
. ... 8'
Full Text of .the Report. Is. Given,
'Showing the Findings as Signed
; by Charles TV'Beebe and
T FX.EGEOS CHARGE-That numerous
. saloons "violate the ordinance that speci
fies they must close between 1 and.5'
A. M., and that Chief.' Hunt willfully,
permitted such violations; - that-the de
partment has been extremely lax regarding-
THE INVESTIGATION Much testi
mony was given for and agalnrt the
Chief, before General Beebe and Senator
COMMITTEE'S REPORT Exonerate?
Chief Hunt from all blame, and declares
that the Police Department Is In better
condition now than at any previous time.
Nothing- whatever was found to sub
stantiate' any of the charges, but said
charges were entirely disproved. Chief
Hunt and the department In general re-
' ceive bountiful praise.
Complete exoneration for Chief of Po
lice Hunt on the charges preferred by
Councilman A. F. Flegel, bountiful praise
for the, department In general and the
declaration that the allegations were en
tirely disproved, are contained In the
findings of Committeemen Charles F.
Beebe and Slg SIchel. filed with Mayor
"Williams late ye3terday afternoon.
The Teport of the Investigating commit
tee, '.made public after careful considera
tion of the. evidence, is lavish in praise of
Chief Hunt and the department of which
he la the head, and the committeemen
declare that not only were .Councllmen
Flegel's charges without foundation, but
that Portland's Police Department Is In
better condition now than it ever has
'-'We find-nothing whatever In any of
the" testimony or. alleged proof offered
by Mr. Flegel to substantiate these
charges," says the report.
' The report states that from testimony
adduced. It Is apparent that there have
been . some violations of the 1 o'clock,
closing ordinance, but cites the small
number of patrolmen employed, the large
number, of saloons to be watched, and
absolves the administration of the police
department from all blame regarding this.
"When Councilman- Flegel first made his
charges General Beebe wrote him, asking
him foe proof. Mr. Flegel, after some
correspondence, agreed to do so. The first
hearing was hold at Police Headquarters
Friday afternoon, March 10K and the sec
ond session took place at the same place
Saturday, March 12. At both of these
sittings the prosecution, directed by Mr.
Flegel, introduced Its evidence. The de
fense put In its testimony Wednesday,
. Much testimony was taken at the three
sessions of the investigating committee,
and .It required considerable time to tran
scribe the notes. After sevoral meetings
the committeemen formulated their re
port and submitted It to Mayor "Williams
Report of Committee.
In full. It follows:
"April 1. 1003.
. "To the Mayor, Portland. Or. Sir: The
undersigned police committee of the Ex-
,ecutlvo -Boardi has very carefully consid
ered- all the testimony offered in the case
of charges made by the Hon. A. F. Flegel,
.Councilman; of. tne City of Portland, al
leging that continuous open violations of
the ordinance requiring saloons to be
closed between the hours of 1 o'clock and
5 o'clock A. M. 'were being permitted,
with knowledge and consent of the Police
Department, and now have the honor to
respectfully report as follows:
"We find nothing whatever In any of
tho testimony or alleged proof offered by
Mr. Flegel to substantiate these charges,
and the commltteo respectfully recom
mends that the Chief of Police and the
official supervision of the administration
of the Polico Department be absolutely
relieved from any unfavorable criticism
or blame under these charges.
"It is entirely apparent to the commit
tee that the Chief of Police has at all
times fully appreciated his responsibilities
as to the necessity fur persistent effort to
assure the enforqpment of this ordinance,
and: there Is nothing whatever In the testi
mony adduced to Indicate that he has not
at all times had this necessity carefully
In mind and exer'ed himself to the utmost
to accomplish the enforcement of tho law,
both in its letter and spirit.
"It is apparent from testimony adduced
that In Instances at different times this
law has been violated and that It has
been possible to effect an entrance Into
saloons during the prohibited hours. Your
commltteo does not deem this, however,
any reflection upon a painstaking, honest
and conscientious effort on the part of the
police administration to 'assure compli
ance with tho law.
Small Patrol Force.
"When It is remembered that at no
hour during the day or night more than
from 13 to 18 men are on duty at any one
time, covering by their beats the entlro
territory Included within tho city limits,
and also that there are between 400 and
500 saloqns within these limits, the neces
sity for closing of which at 1 A. M. cornea
within the scope of this ordinance. It
(Concluded on Page 8.)
Charge Made Against
CASTRO'S COURT ACTS
He Seeks to Punish Trust for
BRINGS PROOF OF CHARGES
Venezuelan President Has Seized
Asphalt Lake, and Competes
With Tru3t No Danger of
War With America.
"WASHINGTON", April 1. Sonor Yelos
Goltlcca, Charge d'Aff aires of Venezuela,
called todny on Acting Secretary Adee
and handed to him. as a mere matter of
reference, a translation of the decision
of the Federal District Superior Court,
rejecting the motion to dismiss mado by
the New York & Bormudez Company In
the action against said company by the
nation to compel It to pay damages to
Venezuela for Its participation in the rev
olution called "Idbcrtadora- The text of
the decision contains sbme Interesting and
rather startling statements, the facts set
out being In substance as follows:
"The Attorney-General for Venezuela.
March 22, 1904. brought suit against tio
Now York & Bcrmudez Asphalt Company
in the person of Robert Korap Wright,
its resident representative, for damages
by reason of tho company's participation
In the last revolution (the Matos revolu
tion), called 'lilbcrtadorn.' Mr. "Wright
pleaded that even If the hypothesis wero
true (which he denied), there was no
ground for action under article 13 of the
penal code In the case of crimes agairst
the national power, any and all proceed
ings ceasing upon the re-establlshrant
(Concluded on Fifth Pag-.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; westerly wind.
YESTERDAY'S "Maximum temperature.
deg.; minimum. 4i. Precipitation. 0.91 tn.-h.
The War in tho Tar East;
Japanese make turning movement on Klrln,
preparatory to attack on vtadlvoatoclc.
Building new railroad to Mukden. Fage Z
Police Commissioner of Lods fatally Injured
by bomb. Page 15.
Movement for freedom of church sans
strength. Page 5.
Venezuelan court decides agalfist aspbaTt
trust. Page 1.
Asphalt trust accused of aiding revolution.
Decision against French Cable Company.
Kaiser's speech at Tangier causes sensation
In Europe and Morocco. Page 2.
Bryan speaks at Jefferson banquet. Pag 3.
Parker will speak at New York. Fage 5.
Payne says Congress will not change tar IS.
. Page 3.
New head of Canal Commission. Page 3.
Congressmen say Santo Demlnge seeds a
protectorate. Pag 3.
Beef trust tries to moke Government shiw
Its hand. Page 1.
Awful .slaughter of babies with adulterated
food. Page .1.
Incriminating letters taken from Mrs. J.
Morgan Smith. Page 3.
Settlement of Equitable dispute arranged.
Pacific Coast League scores: Los Angeles 4.
Portland 2; San Francisco IS. Seattle 0;
Oakland 3. Tacoma 2. Page 18.
Fast California horses to be sent north.
Oxford defeats Cambridge. Page 1.
Bowling Is popular sport. Page 1.
No opponent found for Jeffries. Pag 17
Oregon to have strong track team. Pag IT.
Interview with Jaber White. Page 17.
Success of Exposition sports assured. Page
State Land Agent declares that hundreds cC
fraudulent applications were made on
school land. Page C.
Seattle Judge wants monopoly on saloons oZ
city. Page 6.
Livestock fair opens at Woodburn. rage 6.
Portland and Vicinity.
Rev. Daniel Toy tells his life story. Page S.
Patriotic club reveres the name f Thomas
Jefferson. Page 9.
Candidates for Mayor all evade the issue oC
the closed town. Page 11.
Women give prisoners key. who unlock
handcuffs and escape, one being recap
tured later. Page IS.
Governor Cutler of Utah and party are guests
at luncheon at the Commercial Club.
City of tents for military companies wilt b
a feature at the Exposition. Page 10
Giltner 13 chosen secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce. Page 21.
Big realty deal Is made an Washington
street. Page 10.
Commission exonerates Chief of Police Hunt
In its report. Page 1
Nlneteenth departs on the transport Buford
for the Philippines. Page 1.
Portland can lodge and feed 20.000 guests a
day. Page 10.
Commercial and Marine.
Revival of speculative riemamt In xook marfceu
Wheat weak at Chicago under selHng pressure.
New York bank statement ehw ttaexpectM
decrease In leans. Page 23.
Chartering under way for new-erop loading.
Government opens bids en large tumjber order.