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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 190.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXV NO. IT.
Seen and Shot at, He
Takes to Cover.
ALL ROADS BEING GUARDED
Captain Henderson Dies of His
SHAVER'S CHANCE FOR LIFE
With a Hundred Men In Pursuit
- Beating the Brush or Standing
Guard at Points of Vantage,
Outlaw Is Yet Free.
WOODBURN. Or.. . April CS. (Staff
'Correspondence.) With the coming of
darkness tonight Frank Smith, mur
derer anfi desporado, remains at large.
While It was light more than a hun
dred armed men scoured woods and "
brush In every direction without locat
ing the outlaw. Tonight men arc lying
concealed at crossroads and farm
houses throughout the Valley. It Is
expected that the outlaw will make an
attempt to leave the country during
the night. Ho will be shot on sight.
That Smith Is not a great dstancc
from Woodburn is the opinion of every
one at this place.
At 10 o'clock this morning n man
answering Smith's description exactly
ran through the fields east of town
and secreted himself in the dense forest
where Merrill and Tracy made their
defiant stand against the militia a few
Armed Posses Skirt Forest.
Armed posses went quickly to the
scene and skirted the edge of the for
est. Few cared to venture in t,he dense
fastness and no organized search of
the remote parts' of the forest was
made until the middle of the afternoon.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon a man
t merging from the rendezvous appar
ently to get a drink of water at a
stagnant pool was llred upon by W. I
.lerman, of Woodburn. The man an
swered exactly the description of
.Smith. Jerman missed his mark and
th man ran back Into the brush. A
volunteer posse of nine men took up
Ms trail Immediately afterwards and
followed it through the dense woods
to Pudding River. Iatc in the after
noon the trail was lost and the vol
unteer posse came out of the woods,
where they had been in great danger
nf being ambushed. Sheriff James
Cuivcr. of Marion County, who is dl
iTting the chase, believes the man
nod upon Is Smith, as docs nearly
rwiyone who has been In the woods
today. The forest Is as nearly sur
rounded as possible tonight.
It Is believed Smith will work either In
the direction of Gervals or Brooks Sta-
ilon. a few miles south of here, or will
return toward McKee Sfation, whence he
t amp before shooting Sheriff Shaver and
Marshal Henderson at Woodburn this
morning. Portland detectives and a force
of men are operating in the vicinity of
Gervals and Smith is probably desperate
from hunger and cannot possibly remain
much longer under cover.
The entire country if In arms. Fully
Sheriff J. K. Hkaver. of Claekama
County. Who Wa Wounded.
W men were In the field today, and whll
not more than a third of this number
mean business there are many men who
are determined to follow Smith to the
ends of the earth. Then is no talk 6f
capturing him. He will be shot dow
like a dog, so those who are on the trail
Angered at Henderson's Death.
The death of Captain Henderson from
the wound inflicted by the outlaw early
this morning has added to the Arcs of
public anger. Marshall Henderson was
popular throughout this district and hi:
f rlen&e .are bent on avenging nls murder.
Sheriff Shaver is yet alive, but his chances
of recovery are sot thought to be of
.the very bt.
Te Peterson, who was shot by a posse
at daybreak'' pen being- mistaken for the
jteeoerad, fcaith, ta in a serious cooditkm,
but will recover. He has three bullet holes
in the upper part of his body, but none
reached vital points. His principal danger
Is from blood poisoning.
While disappointment Is general that
Smith was not run down today there are
few if any persona who bellevo he will
long keep his liberty. His chances were
much better today than they will be in
the future, since he did not have intense
hunger to cope with. Again, the posses
were but poorly organized. Better organ
ization is already being effected, and only
such men will be sent out today as are
willing to risk their lives. There were
dozens out today with guns who could
not possibly have risked their precious
hides in the vicinity of possible danger.
Slow to pHrsae.
In fact, it is undoubtedly due to the
cautious tactics of many members of
posses that Smith was able to escape.
The fusllade of shots that brought down.
Henderson and Shaver was heard by the
whole town, and notwithstanding the fact
that many armed men were aroused there
were few willing to start out on the trail
until broad daylight.
The arrival of the Portland special bear
ing volunteers from Oregon City and
police officers from Portland gave impetus
to the hunt. Men who had been standing
about in talking groups then took the
field. A Woodburn party was already in
the field, however. It was composed of
about nine men and took up the trail at
6:30 o'clock. It was believed at the time
that Smith was wounded and could not
travel fast. Fearing that he might lie
in wait in some thicket great precautions
were taken as the party advanced. The
tracks of the .outlaw were plainly to be
seen In a swampy field due west of the
scene of the shooting. After following
this trail a quarter of a mile the trailers
came upon evidence that Smith had been
sick at his stomach. This was taken as
an Indication that he was wounded.
One Hundred Men Out.
Rv 8 o'clock 50 men were out By
clock the number was fully 3 CO, au
Certain O. I). Headerem. -of Wood
burn, Who Died From Wounds
Inflicted by Smith.
heavily armed. Every rifle and revolver
In Woodburn -was brought into-use. The
bandit's trail -seemed to lead to. the tlm
ber west and -north of the shooting. All
evidences of it were finally lost, however.
and the pursuer divided up into small
parties and. struck out in every direction,
Sheriff Culver wisely remained in" Wood
bum to direct the chase. Without head
quarters of this kind, with an efficient j
man In charge, nothing but confusion
could have resulted. The Marlon County
Sheriff proved equal to the occasion and
dispatched men to the scene of every re-
ported suspect. At S:S0 o'clock a report
came In that the bandit bad been seen
n the vicinity of St. Louis, a small set
tlement eight miles west of Woodburn.
Posses went there at once and tonight
are remaining In that vicinity confident
that they are trailing the right man, so
they reported at 10 P. M.
Snow and Vaughn Arrive.
Detectives Snow and Vaughn, of Port
land, and Chief of Police Burns, of Ore
gon City, are in charge of the posses re
maining In that locality. It was exactly
10 o'clock when a telephone call from
Mrs. J. M. W. Bonney, residing a mile
ast of Woodburn, announced that the
desperado had Just parsed through her
field and was running at full speed along
a rail fnce in the direction of the forest
where Tracy and Merrill made thrlr
famous stand. Five minuter later an
elderly man drove In to town at a gallop
and reported the same thing. He saw the
man from the wagon road. They said the
running man was dressed in dark clothes.
wore a torn cap and answered the de
scription of Smith. Furthermore, he was
running in a crouching position and kept
looking furtively behind him. That Smith
could have doubled on his tracks was not
only possible but entirely probable, since
he if familiar with the country east of
Woodburn. having spent the post two
days in that direction. The country west
ward is supposedly unknown to him.
Send Ten Armed Men.
Sheriff Culver at once sent ten armed
men in that direction. Others, bearing
tho report ran with guns in the same
direction. By noon nearly all the pursu
ers of Smith were in this vicinity, leaving
other clews for the fresh trail which
seemed to be the right one. Once Jn the
shelter of the woods the fugitive was safe
for the time being. A few of the more
courageous men penetrated the open
woods, but not until late afternoon did
a volunteer posse scour the denser parts
of the shelter. The tracks of a running
man were plainly to be seen entering the
woods from the fields, substantiating
Mrs. Bonney's story. Every road bridge
and open space were quickly occupied by
armed men. They waited for Smith to
come from cover or for others to drive
him out. As the afternoon wore on many
became discouraged at Smith's failure
to appear and returned to town.
Scour the Thickets.
At 2 o'clock Sheriff Culver directed
Deputleh William Easch and J awes
Sklpton to secure volunteer aad pcoar
the thickets 'Where the -fsgttlve was re-
4CaUutd oa Pax-es.
FUND TOO SMALL
FOR URGENT NEED
San Francisco Must Have
More Cash to Care for
CANNOT GIVE TOO MUCHJof
Government Sends Last $38 8,6 88 of
Appropriation Dcrlno Explains
Necessity That Nation Con
tinue Its BeuBty.
SAN raANCISCO. AnrilrOsrJames D.
Phelan, chairman of the ffnaace commit
tee of the citizens" relief tend. Red Cross
UHQB. rt c : "
occn given xo unaersiaaa D, "
,,... i' ,,. .ntativA f tr-Mnf I
tOO annronriated bv Congress for the relief I
nf Run Vranrijwn wm vajniift- ana tnax. i
this sum reuresented the extent of finaa-
from that source.
Mr. Phelan announced that Secretary of
War Tart had transmitted to his order
1300,09). and that he had been informed by
Mr. Metcalf that the Secretary- of "War
had expended the remainder of the fund
for the purchase of supplies In the Btst.
Upon .corroboration of this statement by
Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Fhelan simply remarked
that there was only X1S.O00 available cash
to his order at the Mint, and the strict
est economy would be necessary.
"We need money," said Mr. Phelan.
'and the. country should not be led into
the belief that millions are on hand to
relieve the destitute people."
XEKll irELP FOR SIAXY WEEKS
Devlne Urges Nation Not to Slacken
EnthBSlasm in Giving.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 25. Dr. Devine,
of the National Red Cross, tonight issued
the following statement:
"It is Important for the entire country
to understand that the loss of homes and
property in San Francisco has not been
exaggerated. Expectations have been
aroused and plans have been made, based
on telegrams and newspaper reports, of
large contributions for relief, and these
expeciatipnj!h.ojjJd not be.dlsapsoiatesL,
"The distribution of food will have to
be continued until there are enough stores
In which to buy on a money bast and
then it can be gradually diminished, but
relief of other kinds Is now and will be
required for weeks to come. Sick and
delicate persons will need care for months.
Inmates of Institutions which cave been
destroyed must be established elsewhere.
and on some plan yet to be devised fa ml
lies which cannot get started otherwise
may have to be given a helping hand.
"It Is not Intended to encourage chronic
dependence, but quick, generous and efS
clent relief Is needed here for a very Urge
number of persons whose homes and
means of livelihood have been destroyed.
We don't know what amount has been
given in the aggregate, but. Judging from
what is actually in the hands of the
finance committee or at its disposal, the
danger is not that It will be too large.
but that It will be Insufficient."
CHICAGO POOR GIVE NOBLY
I'OllCS LOIiect 5100,008 ior neilCl
Fund in Small Sams.
CHICAGO. April 28. (Special.) One
hundred thousand dollars has today been
added to Chicago's relief fund for earth
quake and fire victims and has come al-
The fund now reaches Ihe
handsome sum of $240,040.87,
of which the general relief cora-
rail tee reports $206,970.45 and
the popular fund $33,070.42.
There is still need for more
money io alleviate the urgent
necessities of the sufferers in
most wbolb from people to whom a
quarter of a dollar represents a day's
provisions for the family. This touching
of the very heart of Chicago's charity
was realized today when 2000 policemen
became canvassers for Chicago's San
Francisco relief fund and the poor of
the city were given an opportunity to
Of the many who had not yet given.
those who could not afford it were readier
with their 25-cent pieces than those who
could give more. Hundreds of citizens
were met with the salutation.
"This is San Francisco day and I have
come to see if you want to help the.
homeless out there." when they opened
their doors to uniformed policemen. Add
ing little to little, with an occasional
bill to hasten the increase, the xums in
each policeman's pocket mounted.
The work began at 7 A. M.. when eaah
policeman received fear coupon books
from his patrol sergeant. Every
was given a certain, territory to cever
and tV& to ashu jm mas. woataa er child
ii it. "Fach ef the coupon books coa
tained 50 ticket, whke ernes sfeowmg
rn tv l j
cents. euC . -v v.
yeUOW S. It m nmaucs utc wu man
3Hay Hum I(ghu Till II P..M.
a ssaitroasr between Xayor omasteel
General Greeley, It was aaaecmced to
night that begtaslwg tomorrow clttaeas
would Sereatter fee -permitted to Vara
lights la houses untH 11 o'clock, an hoar
later than the time prescribed la the s-Sstm-g
KEAIi XSTATBv AGAIN BOOMS
Movement to Cfeaafe Retail Center.
Orders far HebRllaHng.
BAN FRAXCWCO. April .-8pecL)
"There was a considerable boom in the
real estate market today, especially so
far as the np-tewn district was con
cerned, aad it bow aeeau certain that
npper Fill mere street will be Bade the
center of the big mail district. -Despite
this fact, however, realty -value along
that thoroughfare regain Srm. aad.
none of the owners display aay great ais
poeitSoQ to sell.
Already orders save bees given tor the
rebuilding of the Xehl. Mills, Mercha&u'
Exckanre. McDoaowgh. Chronicle. Spreck- I
els aad. Shreve halldisgs, whoso steel
structures are still latact. all the Interiors
and outer walls havisr been practically
No definite actlsa'aas as yet been takes
en the propositi on to redlstrlct the city
aad lay oat new streets, and It new seems
dtkdy that most of the old street lines
wtli be followed, although wherever p-
Jsu tv. ...i... tfaarftnrfarnta rm ta
" ' ..ToJr'
rnti, aIT Yk it
continued througn tne conuag weea. I
t??Ll 1 I "S?r J ITI-i,..
..... v. . 77... anin that I
. i. v. .w.- ..i... v. -ii. . . i
th m i .urh e-.. arrests are to
the regularly coastltsted voiles officers.
Big J3nent at asssu KjIij.
vivsic mrr ia inrii t a ttr I
w"-' w r
Dan irwciica Btatni I
given at Convention Hall last night
by members of the tea different theat- I
rlcal attractions now nlayiag 1b xs- I
sas City. Every theater in the city I
was -closed and aided the benent- Tne 1
show was attended by t0 persons I
and X220 was added to the city's gen
eral relief fund.
Appeal to United Mechanics.
WASHINGTON. April IS. W. L S-
Gllcrest. National counselor. Junior
?a2eare2 a .pleaTe" coS
ells of the order, asking the members
to make liberal donations for needed I
brothers In Ban Francisco. I
CONTENTS TUUAT b rArtn
TMTrsDATS Uazlsaum tn&rtr. 6
OtK-i minimum. 48. rreeipuauon. oi
TODATS Fair, sllsbtly warmtr. North
The CaHrmls Dftsater.
Relief raxnmltttf itrg n& ef met moaty
for aeiutui. rut i.
Pliers esptarrt selUag rtlltf MplU.
- - ygrogr
by tJoverfimtei &.iswsitTu pproxr.
Hra of -thtttr loots tht rums.
Relief eomll(e ask Government aot to
-wltfcaraw troepe. sz.
EvTT library la Ban Trasetico datrord x
cept oba. i re i.
Orrxeo relief bureau comtstaded by Dr.
JfcKenxle. Page .
Attempt to. blow up railroad brldg. and
rumors of revolution cu e panic tn Paris. I
Britain mar fore Turkey to gi up Tabah.
Russian encroachments In Mongolia. Pag '
Rainstorm buries vtnagsa ta mud from
Vesuvius. Page 15.
Horrible wholesale murders dy Moors.
lYillUm make vigorous speech for tariff
rrilMoa. Page I.
Senat debates sale of Indian land. Pag 1.
Senst committee believed to oppose Bris
tol's confirmation. Page 3.
Secretarr Tatt sstaks on cItII ssrvie re
form for Connecticut. rag .
Suit begun to oust Standard Oil aad allies
returns to Zlon aad is welcomed by
small crowfl. page 4.
Crapter heresy' cJ in hands ef court.
Sheridan leads Americans la winning hon
ors at Athens. Page !.
Mlehlzan University wins relay race at
Philadelphia and breaks records. Page I
Pacific Coast League scores: Xoi Aageles 3,
Portland 2. Pagli
Pacific Cellexs wins from McMlnnrlUe Col
lg. X2 to 44. in xieia ana iracx meet.
Tage 1". .
Guide' Albert Pasold. of MolalU. mysterious.
lr dlrappeara from partr ex umber aunt
era. Page 16.
Traffic departmenta of Illtl lla pat In
snai for coming coaieci. nn i-
Albany College wise from McMIbbtIUs Col
Ice in debate. J-aie is:
Debs is gaining a. foothold la SeattI labor
circles. Page is.
Coesmrrclal aad Marta.
Orecesr woolgrowers not aaxloas to slL
Wheat dotta strong at Chicago. Page 2S.
Stock market ssarly deaaorallxed. Page IS.
Bank statemtat reveals small Iocs la cash.
Steamer Kllbsrs brugs refugee from Sa
Frandsco. Page 1
Crew of bark Bardowl UxtA oa biscuits asd
water for two meats, rage i
rertlaad aad Tletaky.
Central relief committee raises goad aam
for a Saturday, rage Jt.
Popular fuad makes tlse growth. Page 14.
Hyaterla asd public moraia. tn uiai et
KaoM wis, rage
April proves the record moath for building
Cdriiinr rkirte mad in the action to re
move Iaaa as uaiiiiuuor l u j oau
son estate. Page e
Ladlts" relief committee elotb.es seedy refu
gees. Page i.
Hobs are cornered. Tage 24.
CiinMr. fled enafldeBee are la Eaa Fran
dtco. sajra I- M. iiimou. no rui'i
hMnrti Portland to leek over teratosis
&s4 extensions es the Soaad. Page 1.
Delegates from Chamber of Commerce ef
G, A. Weitxate. or jaaay. lecieo. eaair-
maa ef tae jiepasucas sun keaxru
Committee. Page II.
'rials i f aad Pepartmeatf.
Xdltorial. Page -
Church tuasosaesmset. Pax SU
Oxsatflea. adverttssmsata. Pages 18-3,
Basaa CJegg aad Tier mtaa. sirs. -lAtarop.
3imi srsaatsesg r emarrati warrant.
ncrttK batO m Amerieaa hhrtsry. Psge 44.
Wbea royalty pears hast aad gats. Pag 4.
Frederfc J. TIasMa's letter. Page 4L
I Dr. mmr Mfawi.
. - ritL Piie iC
Bee, reviews. rae .
The.TUssertK Bears. Put - -Him
Tick's otk4g isssea. Pax 42.
VmiI Jfsge t- "
VMMUAl-fuMeM. ra4rta 4-
Tvwtk's afSMStt. vfH 4T.- -4- -
STAH 0 PATTERS ;.
. UNDER HOT-FIDE
WlltiamS COmpIeteS AttaCk On
Opponents of Tariff
.BENE WT 0ES- TO TRUSTS
Democratic leader Accuses Monopo-
lles ef Selling Cheaper to For
eigners Than Americans.
CHshman Is Sarcastic
WASHINGTON, rtll Special.)
The tariff diacussioa started Is the House L
on Thursday afternoon occupied practl- I
l V.. .v."
Joan aHI? ' , T,.
,, v..n -r,ia- ni rAnaatse the I
first two hours in a collaboration with
Towae of 'ew Tork. in which Towns
mj th letters and omer arucies nu- i
11am. wanted to include, and Williams,
fire of interjectory cowan. - explanation I
and arzuntent. I
Williams. In touching upon Boutclle's
explanation of the watch trust, as spoken
. , .
plea aew other concerns than the watcn
w a. . bbsibbss oi aciuag corapr
aoroaa man at heme, ana empaasuea nis
demand for a revision of the tariff that I
BBsll maka such nractlcis Impossible. 1
-, .1L. Tr,m,. I
swer a question as an economist, not as a
partisan. He -wanted to kaow whether
It was not true that, whenever the differ
enco between the foreign and domestic I
selling prices wa greater than the cost I
of tf-nnArtattn Vav fmm ft., for! I
t . the domestic market, the goods
ac.iaiy oc, n9e aaa
compete la the domestic market with the
goods originally sold here. I
, , I
""P iUC roreicucra.
"That Is exactly what did happen In
the watch case." replied Williams. 'It
wss because these watches were sold
abroad at a price low enough to enable
their purchasers to pay for bringing them
back that they were relm ported and sold
here for less than trust prices for goods
originally sold here."
"On. you ean't dedge the facts any
at Me- .nFS'wucaai stae. laa aavt
SefeacI .this system or destroy Its Tom
have got to reduce the tariff to the .point
whare this thing will be stopped or you 1
must go to the country aad Justify it.
Ton can neither deny the fact nor aet out
or it .w Tut
LnLt!f !, ! . .. . VlaAx
(Boutelle) attempted to get out of It."
tinea ne naa conduced with the Cratch
trust. Williams turned his attention to I
Hepburn asked for the other day in chal
leaging the statement of Rainey that the
Steel Trust sold rails cheaper abroad
than at home. Toward the close of his
speech Williams made the statement of
his personal conviction:
All Benefit Goes to Trusts.
"I would rather pay a direct tax. and
have it given out by the Government
every week to the poor men working at
less than fairly remunerative wages, than
pay this Indirect tax and have it go Into
the pockets ot these favored trust mag
nates. It Is no more socialism, than the
present method. Tou say you are levy
ing duty to produce better pay for work-
Ingmen. but that is not the truth, it Is
a tax for the benent of men who see to
it ti.ti. r iJ JHkM.. ,,k
It that very little of Itf dribbles through
to the worklagrnen.
At that point Fassett. of New Tork, was
GENERAL FUND $206,970.45,
The general relief fund now i
amounts to $206,970.45, as yes
terday $64S2J50 was raised. The
general relief committee confi
dently expects to raise from
$15,000 to $20,000 more. The
first donation to the general re
lief fund by the Chinese teas
made yesterday by the Chinese
Benevolent Society, which give
$1000. About 700 refugees ar
rived in Portland yesterday,
which breaks all records for
daily arrivals of San Francisco
prompted to Interject a remark about
"Oh." replied Williams, 1f I walk to
the Treasury and on the way step on an
ant. it Is Just the same to the ant' as
If I stepped on it Intentionally. But I
don't go to the Treasury for that purpose
I inv more than I ko hunting tor ants to
CHstunan Henlles to Taunt.
Williams was frequently laterrupted by
the spplaase of the Temocrats.
"Kr. C tubman, of washkjgtea.'
be. "is one of the high tariff fighters.
Cttshmaa replied. Ho is one of the
hard hitters ot the high tariff fighters.
"X have listened with la tease Interest
to the brfRiaat sesech ef my friend from
Ms4sapf." he began. "For several
( Ttlr. have heard that speech every
I tv noted with Interest and
pleasure the regular Improvement, it has
; been changed Is diction, m expreasioa.
i la iectOR aad hi gesture, but the speech
! the same 4d speech it was seven
years ago. when I heard ft fer the flrat
M saM the eVstty aiMlatSos from e-
rapptW;w4r ke tsis'.easav-'lr
was: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday,
today aad forever."
Cumaaaa spoke fer nearly an hour m
defense of the protective tariff system.
Following the tariff arguments. Rans
deH (Dest.. Xi.) argued for an increase
of the funds to. fight the Texas cattle
fever, aad Watktas CDera., La- made a
plea for good roads.
The agricultural appropriation bin.
which is before the House, will come up
Monday for amendment and discussion
under the nve-taiaute rale.
atkm bill for the fiscal year 1907.
IXDIAX BILIi PASSES SENATE
All Amendments Cut Off of Appro
WASHINGTON, April 29. (Special.)
The iBdian appropriation bill was passed
by the Senate late this afternoon, after
an all-day discussion as to the best method
for providing for Indians In general and
those of the Indian Territory In particu
tt to remove the restrlcUons for the
lar. The bone of contention was the at
alienation ef laud by the allotters of the
five civilized tribes. Mr. Warner, of Mis
souri. offered an amendment to this ef
feet, exempting, however, the fullbloods
and raiaors. and it received the support of
Mr. Long of Kansas, who had made
similar attempt but had failed.
The amendment waa agreed to after
belnr modified bv Mr. Monev of Missis
Lslppl. giving the Secretary of the Interior
supervision over the mineral cases. This
was an amendment agreed to In com-
got fato the Senate Mr. Lafoilette of Wis-
offered an amendment requiring
... . . - . . , .
the Secretary of the Interior, due adver-
ttoement made and bids to be opened
. yv ''KU u
tfee Lafonette amendment went out of
the hill on thn nunsd of renaral tests
Mr. Clapp of Minnesota defended the
rtnla. nf Tiuin Taritnr-v (mm ! Iran
-rat phirn of rraftln He dHard tht
the enUre deallnif3 oC the Government
wltn tnc Indians bad been a story of
wronr. He declared that they were not
fools; t'aat they were not blind, and that
they could see under the plea of guardian
ship that the Government had permitted
their lands to be taken from them
Mr. Clark of Wyoming resented the Im
putation, that whenever the Government
attempted to give full citizenship to the
Indians and permit them to dispose of
their lands that it was for the purpose of
creating a monopoly, ae sata tnat tne
Among the changes made In the meas-
ure was the striking out of a committee
amendment that provided for the turning
over to the Indians of all moneys on de-
rv,U to thli- n-lf fmm tho aU nf
timber and lands aggregating several mil
MAI' CUT CANAL SALARIES
Senate Committee After Shoots, Who
Would Resign In Protest.
WASHINGTON April 28. In consider
lag: suggested legislation "for the govern-
'Mttte fHl Interocrani. taauls tutt. , -
eussed the question of salaries of Canal
Commissioners'' and tncldentajly th.noml
nations pending. It was argued that the
salary of the chairman was too high.
and s"1 Senators favored reporting a
resolution fixing the compensation - of
various canal officials at considerably
js thaa thev are. aow weivng.
if the .salary of the chairman Is de-
creased It Is expected that Theodore
P- Shonts. the present chairman will , re-
The chief engineer. John F. Stevens, re
ceive? the same amount, but It Is the
Intention of the committee not to dis
turb his compensation.
Another question that will be considered
Is the hotdlng of dual positions by canal
officials. Governor Magnon. of the canal
zone. Is a member of the Canal Commis
sion, a member of the executive com
mittee and Minister to Panama. The
committee Is said to be a unit against
man holding so many positions. It
wa agreed that nothing should be done
with the nominations of Canal Commis
sioners until after the question of salaries
had been determined.
Shonts Is president of the Clover
Leaf Railroad, and this Is unsatisfac
tory to the committee.
The bill the Commission has under
consideration will fix a limit on the
I salaries to be paid, and it is saia win
raake that of the cnalrman not more
I .han tis.OOB and reduce the others tn
I President Takes Outing With Wife.
WASHINGTON". April 28. The President
and Mrs. Roosevelt left Washington late
today on the Sylph for an outing on the
Potomac They gave no notice o( their
departure nor any Intimation as to their
destination. It is understood, however.
that they will Teturn by Monday morn
Francis Starts for Vienna.
NEW TORK. April 28. Charles S.
baasado'r to AustrV-Hungary. a pas -
senger on the steamer Deutschland. which
sailed today for Hamburg.
KILL TWO DOZEN WOMEN
DIABOLICAL WORK: OF ORGANIZED
GANG IX MOROCCO.
La re Victims to Slaaghter aad Rob
Tsiesa Feople Demand That Pris
oner Be Publicly Baraed.
TANGIER, Morocco, April 2S. (Spe-
ciaL) The discovery has Just been
made of a series of wholesale murders
ai jiarraaein, iu uicn uihci wc
the victims, the crimes having been
commutes appnreniiy 10 uouin iiicir
clothing. The plot to kill the women
was discovered when a woman recog
nized certain clothing offered for sale
in a bazaar as that ot her daughter,
who had been missing for some time.
An investigation was started and In
the shop of & cobbler named Elak Xa
wee a body was found. The cobbler
was arrested aad he confessed that a
wemaa aimed Rahalli was his accom
plice. In his werk ef murder.
A. farther search resulted In bring
ing .to light the bodies of twenty-four
women, who had been murdered. The
practice of the. murderers had been
to: have Rahallt Invite the Intended
victims te. her howse. where they were
killed. The peostle are greatly excited
avmr th. licle4tres and are demand-
laa-'that 'the murderers be publicly'
City Is Confident and
RELIEF WORK IS EXCELLENT
Railway Magnate Journeys to
TO LOOK INTO EXTENSIONS
Dc'nles That Earllng's Election, to
Directorate Means Joint Road
"With St. Paul Down Golum-, . .
bla's North- Bank
HARRJMAN ATSITS PORTLAND.
iMward H. Harrlman, Union Paclflc
and Southern Pacific magnate, was In
Portland lak jjlsht on his way to the
Sound to aettle matter of detail In re
gard to the Sound extension.
Mr. Hxrrlman declares he will re
turn tq San Francisco this week and
stay Jost as lonr as he la needed.
He lays the speedy and general re
lief brought to the sufferers has re
sulted In bringing courage' and confi
dence to the city.
The direct damaxe to the Southern
Pacific propertltfl Is said to be slight.
Mr. HarTtman says the route to the
Sound from Portland hu not yet been
determined, but brines with him' Wil
liam Hood, chief engineer of the
Southern Pacific, who will have charge
of constructor the Sound extension.
The magnate denies that the election
of President Earllng. of the SU Pant,
indicates the construction ot a Joint
line down the Columbia by the Union
Pacific and the St. Paul.
"I shall go back to San Francisco
next week and stay there a long as I
can bf of service." was the declaration
t ntmmt rr m
substantial come out or-ft
continued. "I have no doubt that ulti
mately, the city will become more
splendid than ever, but now It Is a ter
rible ruin- It la almost impossible to
describe the" situation. It Is a disaster
to the whole coast and "as we are all
neighbors it reacts upon all of us."
Edward H. Harrlman. head of the
great system of transcontinental Amer
ican and Mexican railways, and many
times a millionaire, reached Portland
last night at 7 o'clock by special train
In bis Vnlon Paclflc private car Ar
den." from San Francisco. With him
In his car were William Hood, chief
engineer ot the Southern Paclflc, of
San Francisco, and Mr. Harrlman'
private secretary. W. V. Hill. Traffic
Director J. C. Stubbs of the Union Pa
clflc was on the train in his private
car "Sunset." accompanied by his pri
vate secretary. R. F. Wilson. These
two cars, a baggage car and a locomo
tive made up the special -train.
Goes to Tacoma.
The train left last night at
o'clock for Tacoma, where a short stay
will be made, when the head of the
Harrlman lines and his lieutenants will
go over to Seattle. Mr. Harrlman and
his party will return to Portland this
week and will go directly back to San
Francisco. Mr. Harrlman declares the
trio Is for the purpose of arranging
matters of detail in connection with
the Sound extension. Terminals and
rights on certain thoroughfares in
both cities will be considered.
"The work of relief In-San Francisco
in being systematized," said. Mr. Harrl
man. "A census of the camps Is being
taken, electric and telephone wires are
; being repaired, water mains "laId a"d
the sewer systems renewea. ma
have, of course, got to open as soon
as this step can be arranged prelim
inary to the resumption of business,
but the encouraging thing- about the
tltuation Is that merchants are seek
ing new quarters in which to do busi
Confidence In San Francisco.
"Because of the quick relief that came
to the San Francisco people from every
hand, a feeling of confidence and security
has been engendered that Is very fortun
ate. The assistance that simultaneously
poured Into San Francisco has cheered
the people remarkably. Everybody, from
the Government down, pitched In and did
everythlng they could to help.
"The direct damage to the Southern
Pacific properties In San Francisco was
t comparatIvely slight, but the damage ln-
cMen to the disaster Is. ot course, neavy.
j "a of our ascents m the East will be
surprised when they see the reports of
the traffic to San Francisco that we have
carried during the past two weeks, but
they will know It was in a good c"3
and will not complain of the expense.
"The refugee trains have become a
thing of the past, and people are no I
longer to be carried 'from San Francisco
free except In cases that are vouched for
by Mayor Schmitr or some responsible
authority. While the railroad was, of
course, victimized in many instances by
taking every one free who wanted to
take advantage of it. it was better to
.ha. trf grafters than to not bring aid to
those actually in . need of It.
The present trip, io the Sound, is to
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