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HE FOR PUCE'
European .Powers With One
Accord Back Roosevelt's
TAKAHIRA AT WHITE HOUSE
Japanese Minister Confers AVIth
President Kaiser William, King
Victor, 'King Edward and
France to Help.
"WASHINGTON. June 3. Shortly after
8 o'clock Kogoro Takahlra, the Japan
ese Minister, called at the White Houe
by appointment. He was Immediately
received by the President and a confer
ence ensued. ..Following so closely the'
visit of Count Casslnl, It -was naturally
inferred that the President took occa
sion to communicate to Mr. Takahlra
the views of Russia as communicated
by Count Cassini at the conference with
Jiim yesterday. Whether the visit nad
to do with the appearance of the three
Russian ships at Manila could not be
learned. The Minister returned to. New
York only this evening:.
Towers Will Back Roosevelt.
Diplomatic activity in Washington
today indicates that the European
powers are preparing: actively to assist
the President in any efforts lie may
make In the interest of peace. It Is
learned on high authority that the
German Emperor heartily shares the
wish of President Roosevelt for an
early ending of the war. Neither Mr.
Roosevelt nor the Emperor, however. Is
ambitious to assume the role of peace
maker, although anxious to do what
is possible to assist Russia and Japan
to enter upon peace negotiations as
soon as practicable.
From information received here, it
is believed that the King of Italy can
be relied upon to cast his Influence for
peace, and the long conference of Baron
Mayor des Planches, the Italian Am
bassador, yesterday afternoon with
Count Casslnl after the latter's call at
the White House Is but one of several
evidences of the activity of the Italian
envoy at Washington in the interest of
peace. Ambassador Durand, on a re
cent visit to the White House, placed
the President In possession of the views
of King Edward, whoy would welcome
an early pence. The views of the
French government are well known to
be of a similar character.
Diplomats Visit Cassini.
Several of the more prominent diplo
mats were enabled to give their gov
ernments the general features of the
conference with Count Casslnl and to
day the whole diplomatic corps was
aware of the important words uttered
by the Piesldent and speculating upon
their effect in St. Petersburg. For
an hour this afternoon Baron Von
Sternberg, the German Ambassador,
was at the Russian Embassy discuss
ing the situation with Count Casslnl.
Thus far the latter has not heard
from his government and advices from
Europe would seem to indicate that the
Czar and his Ministers have reached no
definite decision as to their future
XO TIME FOIl BANQUETING.
Dinner to Casslnl Called Off Because
WASHINGTON, June 3. (Special.)
Some of the most important society
pepple of Washington conceived the
idea a short time ago of giving a din
ner to Count Cassini, the retiring Rus
sian Ambassador. The Count feels
keenly the rebuke Implied In the order
for his recall, and It was the purpose
of these prominent folk to do what
they could to cheer and "let him down
easy," as one of them expressed it. The
Count, at the time, accepted the hospi
tality offered. At his request, however,
he dinner has now been canceled.
The Count discreetly gave no rea
sons for bis request, but it is under
stood that delicacy prevents him from
attending such a festal occasion after
the defeat which the Japanese admin
istered to the Russians.
COULD NOT BE WORSE.
Russians Hope for Betterment and
Put Off Peace.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 3. The Ameri
can Embassy was the center of interest-
yesterday on account of President Roose
velt's tender of his good offices in the
direction of peace. Ambassador Meyer
was. besieged by members of the diplo
matic corps, who desired ljght on the
President's plan and Intentions and the
chances of Its acceptance was a topic
of general Interest in St. Petersburg, the
public having been made acquainted with
President Roosevelt's talk with Count
Casslnl through the afternoon papers.
Foreign Minister Lamsdorft did not lay
the matter before the Emperor yesterday,
but probably will visit Tsarskoc-Selo Mon
day or Tuesday, his regular audience day,
for this purpose.
Officials of the Foreign Office, though
expressing gratitude for the peace tonder
by the United States, adopted a noncom
mittal tone regarding the prospects of
actions on It. saying the decision rested
solely with the Emperor, who up to the
present Is Arm for war.
On all sides it Is realized that the
question of Indemnity will be the greatest
stumbling block In the way of the efforts
of the peace party. The war faction
urges that if Russia Is obliged to pay an
enormous Indemnity she might as well
spend the same amount in continuing the
war a year or two longer and trust to
financial pressure to do Its work on Japan.
They say that Russia's situation could
not be made much worse.
In Manchuria the reinforcement of Lieu-lenant-General
Llnlevltch has been going
on without a pause. A traveler returning
from" Harbin reports passing train after
train filled entirely with troops and with
apparently no reservists.
Yesterday it was- reported that wide
spread mobilization was contemplated In
order to give General Llnlevltch the nec
essary numerical superiority over the Jap
anese. ' ...
PEACE WILD HELP FINANCES
Russia Must Have Money, but Its
Credit Is Still Good.
PARIS. June 3. Financial institutions
are again aiding to turn'the tide toward
peace in the Far East. A banker who is
a member of the syndicate which handled
the recent Russian loans, said today:
"Russia's credit has not been affected
by her naval defeat, for the reason that
it is believed, that it will compel her to
make peace after a period of hesitation.
Whether it is peace or war, Russia must
have money, but it will be an Indispens
able condition to any further loan from
her that peace be made. With peace as
sured, Russia's credit will be unlimited,
at equal or better terms than the last
A Japanese -official who will have much
to 'do if peace Is negotiated through
French sources, expressed doubt as to
the success of the peace movements of
outside powers. He added:
"The difficulty is that Russia has re
peatedly and formally declared that she
will not accept or permit the friendly
office of a third power. It Is hardly like
ly that she will now sacrifice her prestige
by accepting the offices of a third power."
A novel method of influencing peace is
suggested in high quarters, namely that
Japan permit Russia to learn that Ad
miral Togo fleet, not having any fur
ther occupation In the Far East, will
sail for the Baltic Sea. The officer mak
ing the suggestion recalled that the ac
tion of the Navy Department at Wash
ington in giving out its intention to send
Admiral Watson's fleet to Spain hastened
the termination of the Spanish War. It
is understood the archives of the Ameri
can Embasy here show that the fear of
Watson attacking the Spanish coast was
one of the decisive factors In securing
possession of the Philippine Islands.
NICHOLAS STANDS PAT.
Makes No Expression of an Intention
ST. PETERSBURG. June 4. (1:33 A.
M.) In the course of an interesting con
versation between the Associated Press
and one of the Emperor's most influential
Ministers, the Minister declared emphat
ically that the Emperor had not changed
his position with regard to the prosecu
tion of the war on account of the destruc
tion of Vice-Admlral Rojestvensky's
"Everything depends on the will of my
imperial master," the Minister said. "The
situation Is bolng thoroughly discussed
from all standpoints, but the Emperor has
not yet given the slightest Indication that
he believes Russia must yield."
Dealing with the question of submitting
the decision of peace or war to a na
tional assembly, he declared that the idea
was utterly impracticable and unenter
talnablc. Neither a national assembly,
which would require weeks. If not months,
to convene, nor a Zemsky Sobor could in
telligently pass upon the question or
would be in a position to negotiate terms,
and to him the whole idea was absurd.
The Minister stated emphatically that
the assembly contemplated by the Em
peror's rcscmpt would soon take denmtc
form. In his opinion, as soon as the an
nouncement is made and the people real
ize the sincerity oil the government's in
tention, the internal situation will be
TOO BUSY TO TALK PEACE
Czur Unstrung by News of Great
WASHINGTON. June X (Special.)
Stops toward peace, in the Orient have
been halted. The general excitement and
confusion In St. Petersburg attendant
upon the distressing news of the recent
naval disaster, precludes the possibility
of formally bringing to the Czar's atten
tion the intimation from President Roose
velt that he would be pleased to extend
his good offices to the belligerents with a
view of a cessation of hostilities and a
final adjustment of the existing differ
ences. This was the intelligence received
by the State Department this morning. In
a dispatch the Ambassador states they
will not be able to carry out the wishes
of the President until the tension at St.
Petersburg subsides, which may not be
for several weeks. The general tenor of
the dispatch suggests peace, but it points
out that by Teason of the disturbed con
ditions it will not be safe to hazard an
opinion as to the effect upon the Czar of
the President's Instructions that have
been placed in the Ambassador's hands.
THREE COLLISIONS IN FOG
BIG BATTLESHIP SINKS BARK
BOUND FOR PORTLAND.
Afghanistan Goes Down With Twenty-Three
Men Two Battleships
and Two Steamers Damaged.
LONDON, June 3. During a fog off Dun
geness this morning the British battle
ship Caesar collided with the British bark
Afghanistan. The Afghanistan sank two
minutes after the collision. It is feared
that 23 men on board the bark were
drowned, as only 11 of her crew of 34 were
The Afghanistan was bound from Ham
burg for San Diego and Portland. Or. At
the time of the accident the Channel fleet,
steaming in two columns, with the Caesar
leading the second column, suddenly en
tered a fogbank and was unable to give
the signal to slow down. Another disas
ter was narrowly averted, as the battle
ship Hannibal shortly afterward fouled
another vessel and carried away her
Two more collisions are reported from
the Straits of Dover. The battleship Tri
umph ran into the stem of the battleship
Swlftsure ilnd both vessels are seriously
injured and will be taken to the drydocks.
In the collision between the Caesar and
the Afghanistan the latter was struck by
the battleship's ram on the port side and
a large portion of the ship's side
wrenched, while the Caesar's port side
was a complete wreck.
The -Hamburg-American troopship Syr'
Ian. from Hamburg to the West Indies
with 200 naval reserves aboard, was struck
by the steamer Rockwood. from London.
In the Dover Straits and the water poured
into her through a hole in the port side.
Tugs took the Syrian to the drydocks.
The Afghanistan In clearing the ram of
the Caesar was carried along the port s4de
of the warship, whose torpedo nets.
searchlights, davits and boats- w.cre swept
nway and some of her plates at the bows
were stove in.
The Afghanistan. Captain Craldle. left
Hamburg May 23. The vessel was 231 feet
long, 42 feet beam and 21 feet depth of
hold. She ' was or zt tons net register.
The Afghanistan was built In 1SSS at
Stockton. Eru. Her hailing port was Liv
erpool, wntre tnc vaa unurc uy mc xtriv
ish & Eastern Shipping Company.
General Davis Jndcc-Advocate.
WASHINGTON. June 3. Brigadier.
General Da via has been appointed Judge
Advocate-General of the Army for a
term of four years, from May 23 last.
General Davis was first appointed to that
office by President McKinley, llzy L 1X0.
Designation of Judge for Fed
eral Court Legal.
DE HAVEN TO TRY MITCHELL
Indictments Were Returned In Cir
cuit, Not District, Court Cau
tion Exercised, to Avoid
Ground for Appeal.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 3. An offiolal of the De
partment of -Justice said today that
word had been received from Portland
which practically- settles Judge Gil
bert's right to designate Judge De
Haven, of San Francisco, to preside
over the land trials at Portland. This
wor,d was to the effect that Judge Bel
linger was acting as Circuit Judge
when the Indictments were returned,
he acting in that capacity by designa
tion of the Circuit Judges for the Ninth
Judicial District, which comprises tho
States of California, Oregon and Wash
ington and the district of Alaska.
"Had these indictments been re
turned In the United States District
Court," said this official, "then the
trial of the cases would have fallen
upon his successor, whom it would
have been necessary to appoint. But,
as he was sitting in Circuit Court by
designation . of the Circuit Judges.
Judge Gilbert had the right to desig
nate another. Judge In the same circuit
to try the cases."
It Is understood here that the
question of Judge Gilbert's right to
designate a Judge to .try these
cases arose from a desire to pre
vent any question of the validity
of the trails from being raised by the
defendants on appeal to higher courts
in the event of their conviction.
BUILDINGS FOR ARMY POSTS
Construction by Dny's Work Ordered.
Wireless Telegraph on Sound.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 3. The War Department has"
authorized the construction by day labor
of the shops and storehouse at Vancouver
Barracks for which plans have been
prepared by the Quartcrmaster-Generars
office. In the same way a wireless tele
graph station is to be erected at St.
Michael. Alaska, and huts for the signal
corps men In the territory are to be
provided. All this construction is desig
nated as emergency work, for which ad
vertisement for bids are not required. -
Secretary Taft has approved an allot
ment of about J30.OW for a post exchange
building at the Fort Worden artillery
station at the entrance to Puget Sound,
and the work will shortly be placed on
Arrangements have becua made by the
chief signal officer to Install a wireless
telegraph system on Puget Sound. Con
tracts have been made for two sets of
Clark outfits, and If these work well more
will be Installed at stations on the Sound.
General Adna R. Chaffee, chief of Staff,
will not make his contemplated inspec
tion trip to Alaska in July, but will -attend
the Army maneuvers In France later
In the season on the Invitation of the
GREAT .RESERVE ON SAWTOOTH
Proclamation Sets Aside AVatcrehed
of Boise River.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 3. President Roosevelt
today signed a proclamation creating
the Sawtooth forest reserve In South
ern Idaho, embracing more than
1,900,000 acres of land. According to
statements of Forestry Bureau x fa
cials, "the land is well timbered, prac
tically all unsurveyed, and has no set''
tlements except a few small mining
camps. The land Is rough and has few
roads and trails and has no agricul
tural value, but is important for Its
forests, stock ranges and mineral re
sources. "The reserve was created to protect
the timber, but more particularly to
protect the .watershed of Boise River
and thus 'to make possible the success
of the Boise Valley Irrigation project,
upon which Jopends the agricultural
future of the region."
WHOLE SCHEME OR NOTHING
Government Makes Clear Its Attitude
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June X The Government will not
buy the Sunnysldc Irrigation work In
Washington If the Secretary of the In
terior approves the State of Washington's
selection of S7.0C0 acres under the Carey
act In the Yakima. Valley, accorldng to a
letter ent. to Representative Jones by
officials of the Reclamation Service.
Should the state's selection be rejected,
further consideration will be given the
Washington company's offer to transfer
its plant to the 'Federal Government for
REDWOODS CAN BE GROWN.
Seedlings Will Mature If Properly
WASHINGTON, June 3. Special.)
The Bureau of Forestry today says:
"Contrary to prevalent belief, the fa
moos big trees of California do now re
produce themselves unaer certain favor
able conditions. With some care this race
of forest monarch need not become ex
tinct, but may be greatly multiplied. The
number of mature trees is not great, and
healthy young growth Is rare, but in some
situations there -are plenty of .seedlings.
In order to distribute these trees more-
wldely. It is proposed to move seedlings
to localities where they will be apt to
grow. The first extensive transplanting
of the big trees has been recently finished
by Ranger Lewis L. Davis In the General
Grant Park, California. Ranger Davis
has thus far transplanted 2400, and these
set out last year have nearly all
Yellow Fcrcr on Canal Zone.
WASHINGTON. June 3. The War De-
from Governor Mageofi, of the Isthmian
Canal Zone, reporting two new cases ot
yellow feverjunong the canal employes on
ZEMSTV0S TAKES A HAND
Will Meet at Moscow to Consider
Consequences or Disaster.
MOSCOW, June 3. At a private meetr
Ing of members of the provincial und
district Zemstvos Friday It was re
solved to convoke a conference of
Zemstvos of municipalities in Moscow
June 6 to consider the situation which
has arisen from the disaster to the
Russian fleet. A resolution s'gned by
160 members of the Town Council ask
ing the government to allow the vcicc
of the people to be heard on the ques
tion of the continuation of the war
will be -submitted to the council.
REBUILDING OF RUSSIAN NAVY
If War Indemnity Is Small, Work
Will Be Pushed.
BERLIN. June 4. The Admiralty has
received information that the orders
placed by the Russian government some
weeks ago with German shipbuilders for
a large number of warships have been
ordered held until July -t. when. It is
stated, construction may begin without
delay. It is also stated that on that day
the orders will be supplemented by addi
tional contract awards. Altogether IS
warships will be ordered from German
firms. It is also said that American ship
builders have been or will be instructed
to defer further work on the plans until
An official of the Admiralty is authority
for the following statement:
The opinion prevails both among Ger
man officials and foreign diplomats that
peace negotiations will have so far pro
ceeded by July 1. no matter what the
progress of military operations during
June may be. that the great question, of
indemnity will be practically settled. We
are Informed that Russia will place her
orders for warships according to the
amount of indemnity that she will bo
compelled to pay to Japan. If the Japan-
e5 statesmen should Insist upon the
52,000,000.003 Indemnity mentioned In recent
dispatches, the Russians will confine their
orders for warships to the merest neces
sities. If, on the other hand, diplomacy
succeeds in sparing Russia an actual cash
outlay of magnitude, every penny thus
caved will go toward the rehabilitation of
CHORUS FOR ZEMSKY SOBOR
Russian Papers Would Yield Sak
halin, but Pay No Indemnity.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 3. The press
chorus for the convocation of a Zemsky
Sobor to voice the wishes- ot the people
regarding the war continues:
The Nasba Shlsn and Syn Otetchestva
dlscua the possible basis of the negotia
tions, one of which, it Is understood, will
be the cession of the Island of Sakhalin,
but even these radical papers are unwill
ing to contemplate the payment of an
The SU Petersburg Gazette estimates
Russia's financial lo In the battle of the
Sea of Japan at 573,500,000.
RUSSLVN PEOPLE AROUSED.
Zemstvos Speak of "Useless nnd
VOLGODA. Russia. June 3. The Zemst
vosy yesterday resolved by a large ma
jority to notify the committee of ministers
of the necessity for the immediate ter
mination of the "useless and fruitless
war," and the convocation forthwith ot
representatives of the nation to draft
Minister In Name Only.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 4.-(l:10 A. M.)
The president of the Committee of Min
isters. Witte. in complaining bitterly to a
friend of his treatment at the hands of
the administration, said that though the
Emperor bad refused his resignation on
the plea that he had need of him, no
business of the slightest Importance had
been laid before him for three weeks,
and he apparently was a member of the
ministry in name only.
French Move for Arbitration.
PARIS, June 1 Baron d'Estournelles
de Constant. Senator and a member of
the Hague Arbitration Tribunal, Is about
to submit a motion to the French .par
liamentary group ravoring arbitration,
asking that the French government Join
with the government of Great Britain in
offering their good offices to Russia and
Japan under the terms of the Hague con
vention. Strikes In SU Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 4. (1:25 A.
M.) The strike situation In St. Peters
burg is again attracting attention.
A number of minor demonstrations
have broken out and some are announced
GEN. H. V.J30YNT0N DIES
Aged Warrior and Journalist Passes
Away at Seventy Years.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 3.
General H. V. Boynton. president, of the
Chlckamauga Park Commission, died
here today. He suffered from a compli
cation of diseases.
General Boynton has been ill since
Mnrch, but for a time had rallied suf
ficiently to permit him to resume his
official duties. His strength- soon failed
him. however, and he suffered a relapse
from which he had only partially re
covered when he was removed to At
lantic City a week ago.
General Boynton was In the 70th year
of his age, and during much of his
life he had been prominently identified
with National affairs.
General Boynton. who earned his title
at Chlckamauga and Chattanooga, hav
ing command of the Thirty-fifth Ohio
Volunteers in the storming of Mission
ary Ridge, has since 1S65 been a news
paper correspondent in -Washington
and in 1S75 wrote "Sherman's Historical
RaJd." giving a graphic account of that
famous march. A gallant soldier during
the Civil War. General Boynton was
frequently noticed on account of his
bravery. He received constant promo
tion on that account and finally re
ceived the Congressional medal of
honor tor services at Missionary Ridge.
The remains-will be taken Monday after
noon to Washington, where the funeral
will occur cither Wednesday or Thurs
day. The Interment will be In Arlington
Douglas M. Kilpatrick.
NEW ORLEANS. June 3. Douglas
M. Kilpatrick. former United States
Subtreasurer and prominent in com
mercial circles, died here today, aged
Ex-Rcprcscntatlve S. W. Moalton.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June 3. Ex
Congressman Samuel W. Moulton died
today at hi. home in Shelby ville, aged.
W THE MAYQH
(Continued from First Pat?.)
has denounced me for awarding the con
tract for the construction of the Front
street bridge to the Pacific Construction
Company, and the record of the proceed
ings of the Executive Board, as It has been
puoiunea Heretofore- in The Oregonian.
shows that he was the very man who
made the motion in the Executiv Board
to award the contract for Uu Front
Street Bridge to the Pacific Construction
Company, in California. Howell Is a poor,
miserable creature, whoso weakness and
ignorance entitle him to pity and his
base and treacherous conduct to the con
tempt of all honorable men. Mr. Monta
gue, chairman of the Democratic cam
paign committee, published in The Ore
gonian, certain questions signed by Not
tingham and Howell demanding that I
make answers thereto. I have hereto
fore in my speeches fully explained and
refuted all the accusations against, me
implied in these questions, but I am per
fectly willing, although I do not recog
nize any right in Mr. Montague to ques
tion me. to make special answers to these
Gambling Was Suppressed.
First, I did say that I would do all I
could -to prevent open gambling In the
City of Portland, and I carried out my
purposo to the best of my ability, and
open gambling was suppressed by me.
Subsequently, the Council, with the con
currence of the Executive Board, deter
mined upon what has been known as the
"flnlng system." alleging that while open
gambling was prevented secret gambling
was going on In different parts of the
city, which was undoubtedly a fact.
When this "fining system" was presented
to me. I objected to it, but Mr. Zimmer
man, president of the Council, who rep
resented the meeting of the Council and
Executive Board, argued with mo that
there was" no money in the treasury en
abling the city to do anything for its
improvement preparatory to the Lewis- and
Clark Fair. I knew this to be a fact, and
I acquiesced in this system of raising
some money from these gamblers with
which to assist the taxpayers of the city
In putting Portland Into a condition fit to
be en by the hundreds ot thousands of
people who would visit the Lewis and
Clark Fair. There was no violation of
the law In this- matter. These gamblers
were arrested, taken before the PolIce
Judge, held to ball; which was forfeited
and afterward paid into the city treasury.
They were frequently arrested for that
purpose, and I deny that there was any
understanding, expressed or Implied, be
tween the city authorities and these
gamblers as to this arrangement.
No Protection for Gnmblcrs.
I notified such persons as called upon
me with reference to this system that
they could, if they chose, have these men
arrested at any time whenever they saw
proper, and there was nothing to pre
vent their prosecution. This was simply
a temporary expedient to raise some mon
ey which we could not otherwise obtain
for the purpose of putting Portland in a
presentable condition for the Lewis and
Clark Fair. It Is not Intended In any
way to benefit or protect gamblers, but
was simply intended to provide funds to
aid the taxpayers of Portland in the Im
provement of the city. Our charter
provides that the city should borrow no
money, and that no warrant shall be
drawn for money unless the amount to
pay such warrant has been appropriated
and Is In the city treasury. This is a
plain statement of the facts, and It Is for
the taxpayers of the city to decide wheth
er or not under the circumstances this
was a criminal Injustice or an advantage
to the interest of the city.
Ordinances Are Enforced.
I emphatically deny that the ordi
nances of the city have not been en
forced during my administration, oth
erwise than it might be said that they
were not as rigidly enforced as they
might have been for the purpose of sup
With reference to the Tanner Creek
sewer. I have to sav that it Is abso
lutely false; thai I objected to the
granting of time for the Investigation
of that sewer. On the contrary, when
the application was first made by an
irresponsible person I stated that it
would be necessary to put some state
ment on file as to the defects of tha
sewer, and time was granted for the
examination to be made and the facts
ascertained- stated to the Executive
Board. When the Executive Board
next met the same condition existed,
and no facts were presented or' state
ment on which the Executive Board
could take action, and time was again
granted for examination of the sewer.
And at the third meeting of the Ex
ecutive Board there was . nothing on
which official action could properly be
taken. I did say then in my Judg
ment, as we had before us the certin
cate of the City Engineer that the
sewer had been completely finished
and that the contractor ought to have
his pay. That has been my position
all the way through, that merely .an
objection made to an Improvement
without any specifications or state
ment of facts upon which the Execu
tive Board could act. ought not to pre
vent the contractor from having his
pay for his work. When a committee
was raised In the Council to examine
this sewer a report was made to the
effect that the sewer was In a very
People came to me saying that this
was an unjust and prejudiced report.
That was the opinion expressed to me
by the City Engineer. I then appoint
ed another committee, paid them for
thf-lr services out of the secret fund.
Which I am- allowed to use according-
to my own Judgment, and this report,
though not as strong, was to a con-
siderablbe extent confirmatory of the re
port made by the Council committee.
I then signified to Mr. Elliott that I
thought he ought to resign, and
he consequently resigned, and X
accepted his resignation in
kind arid complimentary letter,
and it was more consistent with ray.
feelings having been associated with him
for a long time to write such a letter
than to write an abusive and denuncia
tory one. I did try. as I was anxious to
have this Tanner-Creek sewer put In a
proper condition as soon as possible, to
have the Council appropriate money for
its repair, the money to be refunded to
the city out of the assessments to be col
lected. but the Council declined to make
the appropriation. I then applied to the
bondsmen of Mr. Blner. the contractor.
for the money with which to reconstruct
the sewer as far as necessary, and the
money was accordingly furnished and the
sewer has been rebuilt as far as neces
sary. and I nia Informed by Captain Wan-
xer that It Is a better sewer than It would
have been If Rlner had completed It ac
cording to tho plans and specifications
made for him by the City Engineer. AH
this has been done without an additional
cost ot a dollar to the taxpayer. .The
original contract price, as I now ram em
ber It, was 532,500, and the assessment Is
. Scwcrsrand Bridges.
Out of which will be collected enough
to -pay for work that Rlner did upon the
sewer, and also for the work .that has
since been done to make the sewer what
It ought to be. so that no 'one has been
prejudice, or wronged by anything that
has occurred with reference' to the Tan
ner Creek sewer. I am one of the heav
iest taxpayers Je tfc Aietrict this
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What to De.
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sewer, and my personal Interest, as well
as my public duty. Induced me to do
everything I could to maXe the sewer
what the taxpayers had a right to expect
It to be.
With reference to the bill for extras on
the Morrison-street bridge. I have this
so say, that In point of fact. I had noth
ing to do with the making of the contract
for the allowance of these extras or pay
ment therefor otherwise than I presided
at the Executive Board. But I am per
fectly willing to say that I approved of
tho action ot the Executive Board in re
gard to the construction of the Morrison
street bridge. When the plans and speci
fications were prepared for the Morrison
street bridge they provided for wooden
stringers and other wooden arrangements
in the bridge, and after the "bids were re
ceived and opened, and It was found that
we would have money In our hands after
paying for the construction of the bridge
according to the lowest bid. the question
came up as to whether or not we would
make the stringers and other, wooden
work about the bridge of steel Instead of
wood. and. as wo had money enough to
pay for such extras the Executive Board
decided that we would make the bridge
of steel and exclude the wood. Our City
Engineer estimated the cost at 523.000
if I remember correctly. The company
building the bridge offered to put In the
extras for 523.000. and under the advice of
the City Engineer that thafwas a reason
able price, we made a contract with
the company to pay J23.00O for this extra
work. When it was alleged that the prof
its on this extra work were too big I
demanded of Mr. Butler, manager of the
Pacific Construction Company, an item
ized statement of the cost and the ex
pense of these extras, and it appeared
from that statement that the profit upon
the work was about $7000. and as It was
the opinion of the Executive Board that
that profit was too large, they subse
quently deducted from that amount the
sum of 52100, upon the- alleged ground that
the construction company had not .com
pleted the bridge within the time specified.
although the time had actually been ex
tended by the committee.
That Garbage Frnncliise.
In regard to the alleged garbage fran
chise, to which reference Is made in these
questions. I have to say that there was
nothing of that, excepting that a prop
osition was made by the company for
a franchise to collect the garbage, very
similar to the one that is now in force
In Oakland. Cal. I objected to some
of the provisions of the ordinance, as
it was prepared by the projectors. It
was referred to the- committee of the
Council and killed, and that Is all there
Is to It. I had no opportunity to favor
It or oppose It. It was not In ray hands
for any purpose. I will say to Mr.
Montague that I repeat that .these clr
culars that have been Issued by Not
tingham and Howell are full of lying
and slanderous statements, and that
they are simply a base attempt to mis
lead and deceive the people with ref
erence to the acts of my administra
tion Just before the election. They have
sent these circulars, as I understand,
to all the houses of the city within
their reach, and they have had the Im
pudence to send one to my house, so
that my daughter could see what these
scoandrels would say about her fath
er. I think I have answered Mr. Mon
tague's questions, and If they are not
satisfactory to him I believe they will
be to the people of this city.
I notice that Dr. Lane published
in The Oregonian of yesterday a state
ment remarkable for tho vagueness of
Its declarations, in which he attempts
to convey the idea that if he is elected
he will not be governed In anything he
may do by party considerations. He
is a Democrat, he has bragged In his
'speeches that he was born a Democrat:
he Is supported by Democrats and
money has been contributed to his
election from other parts of the stato
by Democrats, and I do not believe that
Dr. Lane can fool the Republicans of
this city, and make them believe that it
he Is elected Mayor he will not make his
administration a thoroughly Democratic
DEMOCRATS CLOSING RALLY
Speeches Made by Party Leaders In
Behalf of Lnne.
The Democrats held their last rally last
night at the Armory, when they made all
of the old arguments and what new ones
presented themselves at the last moment.
R. TV. Montague acted as toastmaster.
and stated that the people had gathered
because they were interested in better
city government and because they wanted
to put an end to the civic unrighteousness
and grafting contractors of the past. At
the conclusion of his opening statement
he Introduced Mrs. "Walter Reed, who
sang "The Old Folks at Home" and re
sponded to an encore with "Dixie." After
the enthusiasm aroused by the song had
subsided Mr. Montague said that he did
not know of any better way to demon
strate the breadth of the platform upon
which he and his associates stood than
by introducing a Republican who had
come into the fold. He then presented
Senator Nottingham, who said he was- a
Republican and that he hoped to remain
one as long as President Roosevelt kept
up his work. But the speaker did not care
for parties when It came to municipal
affairs. What-be wanted then was a man
who would be Mayor. He said he was
glad to be In .the presence of the com
pany, and wanted to do everything in his
power for the city.
In introducing Dr. Lane, the chairman
said he did not need to make any defense
for the speaker of the evening,
t Dr. Lane In beginning his address drank.
In water, to the health of every one pres
ent, and their families. The speaker fol
lowed out the Hne of argument which he
had used on previous occasions, and
summed up his platform announced In the
beginning of the campaign, in which he
pledged himself. If elected, to be person
ally responsible for bis administration. He
said he had tried to come before the peo
ple on a plain, straightforward platform,
honestly and In the Interest of no one
but the people. He was not the smart
est man Jn the city, or the best-looking-
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MRS. K. W1U.UMS. 3SS Elliott Sq're.
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Lost la bust s lachW
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Lost la hip 20 lnche
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Lott 60 pounds.
Mrs. T. S. Ilronn,
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THE DERMA-ROYALE CO., ClaciHnatl. O,
one, but he had the backbone to follow
out his own policy If he was elected, as
he was certain to be. Dr. Lane said there
was a lie chasing around the city. He did
not know where It started, but some one
had reported thathe had promised to ap
point a certain man Chief ot Police. He
wanted to state publicly that he had no
one in mind for any of his appointments,
and knew nothing of what he would do,
except that he would not appoint Hunt.
A. F. Flesel was Introduced, and told
what kind of a Council the city should
have. Ho maintained that it was very
necessary for the people to watch . the
Council and the Councilmen in every way.
At the conclusion of Mr. Flegel's ad
dress Mrs. Rose Bloch-Bauer sang" "The
Star-Spangled Banner," responding to an
enthusalstlc encore. Governor Chamber
lain closed the entertainment with a short
speech. He said he had been hobnobbing
with Republican Vice-President and Con
gressmen until he did not feel like mak
ing a speech. He was feeling well enough,
however, to be sure that Dr. Lane would
be elected. The Governor spoke for some
time on municipal affairs, bringing argu
ments for the election of the Democratic
DISCUSS THE AMEXD3CENTS.
Citizens of South Portland Hold
Their Mass Meeting.
An enthusiastic meeting of the-South
Portland Improvement Association was
held at Terwilllger Hall last night, and
the following resolution adopted unani
mously: "Resolved, by the South Portland Im
provement Association, that the best In
terests of the city of Portland will bo
served by the voters ot Portland voting
at the election June 5, in favor of the
2-mill tax amendment that the city pay
for bridges; also by voting In favor of the
automatic telephone franchise, and by the
citizens voting against each and all of
the other proposed amendments to ' tha
charter of Portland."
Mark O'JCell was chairman, "W. C. Sea
chrest secretary, and the following made
forcible speeches along the lines enun
ciated in the above resolution: Ralph
Dunlway, Dr. "Willis I. Cottel. Thomas
Gulnean, W. Y. Masters, C. W. Lelck,
Henri' A. Belding and Alanson M. HInes.
The Portland Consolidated Railroad Com
pany was especially condemned by all the
Disputes the Circular.
A circular being distributed In the
Fourth "Ward bears as members of the
"Citizens' committee" the names of men
who declare they knew nothing of it until
the circular was handed to them. Tho
circular Is in the interest of John Corkish.
Independent candidate for Councilman of
the Fourth "Ward. George S. Shepherd,
regular Republican candidate, has found
that several of the "committee" never
signed the circular. .One of these is L. E.
"Wooster. who says his name was used
without his permission. Another signer.
George T. Myers, spelled Meyers on the
circular, was in Alaska before the circu
lar was issued.
Simmons Out for Lane.
"I'll vote for Mayor Williams, and I
know many other Democrats who will do
the same." says J. E. Simmons, who ran
for Congress against Representative Wil
liamson. "I think the Lane people have
a number of schemes they are not adver
tising. There's too much funny business."
"Warning Against Frauds.
District Attorney Manning last night
issued the following statement to the pub
lic: "All persons fraudulently voting at the
coming election will be prosecuted by me
as soon as It Is brought to my attention.
Son of Jacob Itiis Marries.
NEW YORK, June 3. In the. Church of
the Resurrection at Richmond Hill. L. I.,
last evening, Edward RHs, a son of Jacob'
RIIs, was married to Miss Florence Molo
so. of San Francisco. Owing to the re
cent death of the groom's mother, the
wedding was a qjuet one. There were no
bridesmaids nor ushers, and very few
were Invited. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Willam P. Evans. Riis
during the last few years has been en
gaged In newspaper work in San -Francisco.
After a short, wedding trip the
couple will make their home with the
bridegroom's father at Richmond Hill.
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