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VOL. XXV-XO. 34.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Awful Slaughter of
Officials and Serv
ants of Premier.
STOLYPIN SLIGHTLY HURT
Twenty-Seven Persons Killed,
Including Premier's Daugh
ter and Two Terrorists.
BLOOD COVERS EVERYTHING
Bombthrowers Gain Entrance
to Villa in Disguise.
REVENGE FOR REPRESSION
Bomb Concealed in Vase Was Meant
for Trepoff Originally, and Con
taiued Explosive Used to Kill
Czar Alexander II.
KILLED BY EXPLOSION.
Premier Stolypln's daughter, aged 16
General Zamatln, Premier's personal
M. Khoraoft", ex-Governor of Fenxa
Colonel FodorofT, chief or Premier'
Count Chamberlain Davldoff.
Police Officer Konnuzelf.
Four women. . .
Stolypln's S-year-old son.
Two of the Terrorists.
About 30 others.
T. PETERSBURG. Aug. 25. Twenty
f . ven persona are dead and more than 30
w.iunded as the result of a dastardly at
tempt this afternoon to assassinate Pre
mier 9tolypin with a bomb while he was
holding a public reception at his country
house on Aptekasey Island. The Premier
was slightly wounded on the lace and
neck by flying splinters.
Among the dead are the Premier's 15-year-old
daughter, who had both legs
broken by the explosion, and subsequent
ly succumbed to her injuries. General
Zamatln, the Premier's personal secre
tary; M. Kiosvoff, ex-Governor of the
Province of Penza; Colonel Fodoroff,
chief of the Premier's personal guard;
Court Chamberlain Davldoff, Chamberlain
Voornln, Aid Doubassolt, Prince Nakash
Idge, Police Officer Konunzeff, several
guards, several servants, lour women and
The wounded include M. Solypln's
J-year-old son, who is seriously if not
fatally injured, and a number of persons
prominent In the society and official
Awful Effect of Explosion.
Of the four conspirators who engineered
the outrage, two were killed with their
victims, while the third, who acted as
coachman for the party, and the fourth.
WILL, THERE BE ENOUGH
O. turn on the hose
That sweet-smelling rose.
We'll not interpose.
For we're trying to close
An offended nose.
who remained inside the carriage, were
badly wounded and are now in the St.
Peter and St. Paul fortress.
Whether the assassins who entered the
crowded reception hall threw the bomb
or accidentally dropped it probably will
never be known, as all the immediate eye
witnesses were killed. The tremendous
force of the- explosion absolutely blew
out the front of the Premier's residence
and carried away the ceilings above and
the floors beneath and the walla of the
Premier's Lucky Escape.
People were literally blown to pieces.
Those who were not killed Instantly were
horribly mangled and the others were
prostrated by the shocks. The Premier's
escape was miraculous, for only a mo
ment before the explosion took place he
had stepped inside his study at the rear
of the salon to speak to Prince Shakov
eky. Although he was but slightly In
jured, he is completely prostrated by the
Dripping Flesh Everywhere.
The havoc wrought by the explosion is
Indescribable. Bodies were so torn or
mangled as to make identification impos
sible, some of them, headless, armless or
legless, lying among the .blood-dripping
wreckage. Pieces of flesh and clothing
Premier Stolypln of Knsnia, target
of terrorists' bomb.
clung to the shattered rafter overhead
and some lodged In the branches of the
elm traes which border the roadway sep
arating the Premier's residence from the
river. When the Associated Press this
evening succeeded in securing permission
to pass the . cavalry guarding the ap
proaches to the house, the dead and
wounded already had been removed to a
neighboring hospital; by the light of flar
ing torches the police still were picking
out from the wreckage bits of flesh and
placing them in boxes for transportation
In ambulances to tho morgue. At the
hospital the frantic attendants tried to
arrange the shattered bodies into some
semblance of human form for identifica
tion by weeping relatives outside.
Bomb-Thrower Keduced to Pulp.
The Terrorist who carried the explosive
into the house was literally converted Into
pulp by the force of the explosion.. Inside
the gendarme coat which he had on was
found the death sentence of Premier
Stolypln that he had tried to execute.
The police refuse to make public the
contents of the document.
The tragedy created a tremendous sen
sation here, and extra editions of the
newspapers were sold in the strets until
midnight. In the clubs, where officials and
officers were gathered, the most intenso
indignation prevailed, and the prediction
was freely made that the revolutionaries
would pay- dearly . for such senseless
crimes, and no doubt was entertained
that their only effect would be to drive
the government to more severe methods
Revenge for Repression.
From Information obtained from revo
lutionary sources it is certain that the
crime was committed by the fighting or
ganization of the Social Revolutionists in
retaliation for the war which the govern
ment has been waging against them.
Since M. Stolypln's accession to the Pre
miership, over 1000 of their members have
been arrested, 400 in St. Petersburg alone,
and many of these have been deported.
To fight this crusade the fighting organ
ization, which is composed of a wing
known as Matlmists, who believe in set
ting up a purely Socialist state upon the
ruins of the autocracy, has deliberately
entered upon a duel with the government,
such as that which characterized the
famous fight of the Nihilists In" the late
'70s, and which ended in the execution of
Emperor Alexander II. At that time a
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THE ROAR OF THE CANNON.
"I'm the early bird 'bout whom you've
I'm-your Uncle Joe who's going to show
This Nation a thing or two, by Jlng.
In the house that's white I reckon I'll
A cigar or two before I'm through.
No "twenty-three" Is due for me.
FOR BIG BUTTLE
Guerrera arid Avalos
Not Ready to Fight.
BUESSES AT REBEL STRENGTH
Insurgent Leader Prepares to
RECRUITING UP TO 5000
Palma Calls for Volunteers and
Rushes Men to Pinar del Rio.
Government Wins One Bat
tle Town Joins Rebels.
WHOLE TOWN JOINS REBELS
HAVANA, Aug. 25. A dispatch re
- reived here from Las Cruces, Santa
Clara province, says the Mayor, the
police, nearly all the Councllmen and
officials of the town, together with all
the rural guards stationed there, and
3t0 citizens have Joined the insurgents.
Senator Frias, of Clenfuegoa, has re
ceived a telegram, reporting a similar
state of affairs at Trinidad.
HAVANA, Aug. 25. Congressman
Faustino Guerrera, who goes under the
nickname of "Pino" Guerrera, and the
men under him still constitute the
strongest group in the revolutionary
movement against the government, but
neither Guerrera nor the government
forces sent out against him seem yet to
be ready to engage in a decisive fight
for the mastery.
The force under Guerrera is concentrat
ing along the Bolondron hills, between
San Juan de Martinez and Guanes in
Pinar del Rio Province. In the mean
while hundreds of families accounted to
be the friends of Guerrera are peacefully
working their rice and tobacco fields in
that region. The inhabitants of the dis
trict who have no belligerent inclina
tions do not appear to care whether
Guerrera or Colonel Avalos, the com
mander, of the rural guard, -eventually
Strength of Opposing Armies.
Officers at Havana, while they decline
to give details regarding the strength of
the government forces now at San Juan
de Martinez, intimate tonight that it is
much larger than they have hitherto per
mitted to be known. This is fully con
firmed by the correspondent of the As
sociated Press, who is with the govern
ment troops. The correspondent tele
graphs that Colonel Avalos has with him
250 artillerymen and that he is accom
panied by Colonel Eacallao with 200 re
cruits, 150 infantrymen and a few mount
ed rural guards.
General Rodriguez, commander of the
rural guards, said tonight that the gov
ernment would send reinforcements to
Pinar del Rio tomorrow. Rodriguez says
he is not aware of the exact numerical
strength of Guerrera's force, but he does
not believe it totals anything like 2000
men. He apparently is confident that the
present campaign will result In disaster
Guerrera Recruiting Men.
The Associated Press Is informed by the
Mayor of San Juan de Martinez and other
reliable persons that Guerrera has at
present between 2000 and 240O men.' He
Is recruiting more, with the intention of
attacking Pinar del Rio when his force is
Advices received from a correspondent
of the Associated Press at San Juan do
aMrtlnez declare that the troops under
Colonel Avalos are loyal to the govern
ment and confident of victory.
Employes of the railroad reported that
the government forces had marched out
to meet the enemy, but it was subsequent
ly learned that they were only maneuver
ing. Everything is quiet at San Juan de
Martinez tonight. The government troops
there are awaiting orders. Colonel Avalos
EVENTS OF THE WEEK CONSIDERED IN CARICATURE AND
THE GOOD OLD SUMMER
Men are wanted
At ood pay
Picking hops an'
Forking hay, . .
But to labor
None will essay.
has resorted to the town of Pinar del Rio
to spend the night and arrange for the
disposition? of other troops.
Government Wins Battle.
Up to the present time the government
has not suffered a reverse of any conse
quence, and today it chronicled further
victories. The principal of these came as
a result of an attack by 150 mounted- rural
guards under Major Gomez upon Reln
oso's band of 200 insurgents at Cascajal,
near Santa Rosa. This engagement came
at the end of a three days' pursuit of the
enemy. A forced march brought the gov
ernment troops suddenly upon, the revolu
tionists. After the first exchange of shots
the rural guards chased the enemy, who
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Fair and slightly warmer; north
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 83
deg.; minimum, 6$ dec
Terrorists in attempt to kill Premier blow
up his house and kill and Injure many.
Premier's daughter killed and baby Injured.
Two bomb throwers killed and other badly
injured. Page 1.
Many prominent officials among the dead.
Police killed in Polish city by bomb. Page 1.
Revolution in Cuba.
Opposing forces gather for battle in Pinar
del Rio. Page 1.
Guerrera recruiting and Palma shipping
arms, and ammunition from New York.
Liberal pay offered volunteers by Palma.
Rebels suffer severe defeat. Page 1.
Whole town joins rebels. Page 1.
United States hopes to avoid Intervention,
but suHpects foreigners of backing rebels.
British Prinrewi threatens to elope with
lover to whom King objects. Page 13.
French and Italians criticise Drago doc
trine. Page 8.
Chilean Government organises relief at Val
paraiso. Page 3.
Progressive alliance In Chicago roasts
Hearst. Page 1. f
Huge gathering will welcome Bryan. Page 2.
Secretary Wilson says Roosevelt will not
run again. Page 18.
Fairbanks lunches with Booker Washington.
Public opinion on spelling reform. Page 3.
Wrecked Milwaukee-Avenue Bank t be re
organized. Page 8.
Workmen killed by cave-in at Chicago.
Gans refuses to fight with Slier as referee;
Jeffries' opinion of the fight. Page 18.
Go between wins hotel stakes at Saratoga
Gans-Nelson fight to be real contest for
lightweight championship. Page 16.
Portland beats Oakland 5 to 1. Page 16.
J. J. Byrnes wins long-distance swimming
race from Oregon City to The Oaks.
Over 100 persons entered in Trvlngton tennis
tourney, breaking Northwest record.
John Ti. Wilson is arranging for a fight to a
finish with Senator Ankeny. Page 1.
Columbia River Salmon pack Is less than
that of last Spring, Page 5.
Conconully, Wwh., bride on wedding tour
while husband stays In tail. Page 4.
Southern Pacific buys the California North
ern and will extend line to Eugene. Page
Cave-In at the Bonanza mino Results In the
death of two miners. Pnge 4.
Captain Calne. of Seattle, resists arrest for
running down man with automobile.
San Francisco carmeri will strike this morn
ing. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Local trade In fresn produce never larger.
Bull movement in stock market continues.
Chicago wheat market outet. Page 35.
Cash loss by New York banks less than ex
pected. Page 35.
Harrlman line to bid for large portion of
wheat trade in San Francisco. Page 10.
New open river steamer to be called Relief
instead of Columbia. Page 10.
Columbia and Astec to be put on the regu
lar Oregon-California run by the San
Francisco A Portland Steamship Com
pany. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Boy desperadoes attempt hold-up near cen
ter of city and both are captured. Page 24.
C. E. S. Wood lays bare alleged scheme of
Franklin Pierce Mays to get two town
ships of wagon grant land Into Blue
Mountain forest reserve for scripplng
purposes. Page S.
Torrena law for registration of land tlHes
coming Into more general use In Oregon.
State Fair Association officials tell magni
tude of exposition this Fall and explain
why all Oregon should support it.
Real estate and building active In Port
land. Page 32.
Secretary Rosenberg, of Fishermen's Union,
protests against Illegal fishing by traps
and flshwheels. Page 33.
Baby show at Tho Oaks. Page 11.
Jealous negress slashes her rival. Page 0.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page S3.
Classified advertisements. Pagea 18-23.
First mansion erected In Oregon. Page 88.
Making Bad Boys Good by Surgery. Page 48.
Courting death for mere pleasure. Page 3d.
Judge Williams' recollectiona. Page 45.
The Chump, the dog and the white duck
trousers. Page 41.
Ln a Japanese monastery- Page 42.
r athuilca fin the rich, man's salvation. Pa cr
Mr. Devery In Paris. Page 44.
A perfect Oregon trout stream. Page 30.
Social. Page 26.
Seaside Note. Pages 30-31.
Dramatic. Page 28.
Bock reviews. Page 34.
One Is born.
They are shorn,
Evening, night an'
, Noon an' morn.
WILSON HAS NOT
QUIT THE GAME
Shrewd Move of Vet
GIVES UP PERSONAL AMBITION
Forces to Be Marshalled for
Battle With Senator Ankeny.
PALMER HAS PULLED OUT
Withdrawal of the Only Pro-Wilson
Candidate for the Washington
legislature Gives Leader
a Free Hand. ,
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Ex-United States Senator John L. Wil
son's amplification of his Tacoma decla
ration that he had retired from politics
has given , his Chamber of Commerce
speech the interpretation that old poli
ticians accorded It, and the one that Wil
son probably intended that it should
have. In speaking before the King Coun
ty Republican Club this week he declared
that he had renounced all future am
bition for public office.
Without this statement there remained
tho possibility of interpreting the Tacoma
speech to mean that Wilson wanted the
state to believe he had abandoned all
interest in Washington politics. There
could be nothing further from the actual
Neither Wilson nor his friends will
deny that he is extremely anxious to de
feat United States Senator Levi Ankeny
for re-election. Wilson has declared posi
tively and clearly that he does not re
gard Ankeny as a man qualified for the
position, and politicians know that there
Is behind this a political antagonism that
dates further back than the Wilson elec
tion to the United Stutes Senate in 1895.
Elimination Did Not Transpire.
Wilson said after Ankeny's own elec
tion in 1903 that ho regarded the out
come of that fight as the elimination
of Ankeny from Washington politics.
The Senatorial result did not have that
effect, and Wilson is Just as keen now as
he was then to aid the removal of the
Walla Walla man from political affaire.
The clear definition of Wilson's an
nouncement as given by himself, indi
cates a pretty shrewd political move. If
Wilson undertook to defeat Ankeny with
a candidacy of his own, he would call up
all the opposition that has been stirred
in the past against him. If he fights1 with
some other candidate he may avoid this
and strengthen the battle of opposition.
Politicians credit Wilson with support of
R. H. McCormick, the timber king of
McCormick lost his Mayoralty fight in
Tacoma last Spring, and will lose popu
larity as the Weyerhaeuser Timber Com
pany, McCormlck's corporation, embar
rasses millownera. McCormack may be
a means to an end, but he does not look
now as the logical opponent of Ankeny,
and Wilson is not apt to tie to a "dead
one." His Senatorial candidate is not
Wilson Long Before the Public.
Politics in Washington without a Wil
son candidacy is going to be something
strange to old-timers. Wilson was in the
Land Office at Spokane in the early days.
He was the state's first candidate for
Congressman and afterward spent 10
years in Congress, the last four In the
Senate. He was a candidate for elec
tion to the Senate in 1895, 1899, 1903 and
1905, being elected only in 1895. His influ
ence In state politics has been felt since
Washington was admitted.
The announcement of E. B. Palmer's
withdrawal from the fight for nomina
tion as State Senator to succeed himself
means the withdrawal of the only pro
Wilson man attempting to get back into
the Legislature, from this county, and
clarifies the Wilson situation. Had Pal
mer remained in the fight and been nomi
nated there would have been more or less
obligation on Wilson's part to support
VERSE BY ARTIST MURPHY
FUN IN CUBA.
Kid with gun
Gun went "oang!"
the County and Legislative ticket this
Fall. .With Palmer out of the fight, Wil
son Is absolutely free, . for the entire
ticket will be Piles".
Palmer's withdrawal is an admission
of defeat and so explained by Palmer
himself. He gives up the fight to Rob
ert F. Booth, Assistant Attorney-General,
indorsed by Senator Piles for the
Senatorial nomination. Palmer takes
occasion to announce that he has al
ways supported Piles and would do so
in the future, but he admits that he
cannot be named to succeed himself.
Humphrey Has the Say.
Whether or not this will have a
bearing on the new state committee
organization is undetermined. Palmer
is chairman of the state committee and
may ask a re-election. The delegation
from this county to the State Republi
can convention will be delivered over
to Congressman Will E. Humphrey
and a re-election of Palmer as state
committeeman rests entirely with
Humphrey and not with Piles.
The withdrawal of Palmer, following
that of Dr. J. J. Smith, makes it ap
parent that King County will have
practically a new delegation in the
State Legislature. Senator A, T. Van
de Vanter is a candidate to succeed
John L. WUwm. who says he will
. never again run for of nee.
himself, but is not making any fight.
Ho will probably be defeated. W. G.
Potts wants to succeed himself and as
the fight now shapes up is pretty cer
tain to be renominated.
Aside from Potts, the Senatorial and
House delegation will be composed al
most entirely of new men. If Joe
Lyons goes to the Senate, as now ap
pears probable, he will move from the
House to the Senate, a stranger in that
body. So will Robert F. Booth. Frank
Renick will be the only House member
The King County Senatorial delega
tion, will probably be: I. B. Knicker
bocker, Ralph I). Nichols. F M. Will
iams. Pliny L. Allen, George U. Piper,
W. G. Potts, Joe Lyons and Robert F.
As the Ticket Looks Now.
Aside from Howard Taylor, of Eagle
Gorge, the South District House ticket
is undecided. General Tlbbetts, who
was in the Houso four years ago, may
be renominated from Issaquah in the
Forty-first District. The Forty-first
will probably choose G. Erickson. of
Bothell, and A.'W. Preston, of Ballard.
The city members are apt to be: Joe
Griffith and Howard Hansen, Forty
third Representative District; Claude
Ramsey and William Holt or a labor
union representative, Forty-fourth;
Harry B. Jackson and Frank Renick,
Forty-fifth; John H. Wholley and Hen
ry W. Lung, Forty-sixth; Frank Jack
son and Howard IL Sweeney, Forty
seventb. This Hat may be changed in one or
two instances to put a labor union
candidate on the, ticket. In the For
tieth, or South, District two more can
didates beside Taylor will be named
from Kent and Black Diamond. The
Forty-first is undetermined.
The Senatorial delegation is pretty
well known in the state. Knickerbocker
is chairman of the King County Repub
lican Committee, a place ho has held
for eight years. Nichols is president
of the Young Men's Republican Club.
Williams is outside representative for
the Barber Asphalt Company. Allen
was a member of the printing combine
that put through the present state
printing law in 1905 and then lost the
appointment of State Printer. Piper
is an ex-newspaper correspondent, bus
iness manager and part owner of the
Post-Intelllgencer and now in the real
estate business here.
Potts is now in the State Senate and
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To get a subpena
From Francis J. Heney.
Presages a squeezing,
A probing and teasing
That's sure to disclose
Every fact that one knows.
REDHOT SHOT FOR
Alliance Orators in
. Vitriolic. Attack.
REFUSE TO JOIN "PIRATES"
Chicago Factions in Fight Over
INCLUDES HIS LIEUTENANTS
Candidate for Probate Judge Says It
Two Organizations t'nlte) It
Means Damnation for Oppo
sition to New Yorker.
CHICAGO. Aug. 25. (Special. 1
In a three-hour session the
Progressive Alliance today poured
its blistering scorn on the Hearst
element that it Identify itself
with the Independence League;
Members of the alliance poured a
stream of utterances that made the
heat of the dog days appear by con
trast a wave of the polar regions.
Hearst himself was styled a "bolter,"
an "Impassive Individual," a "selfish
weather-vane" whatever that means
while his managers were given vari
ous other titles, among them "pirate
captains," "traitors"' and "political
The proposition that drew the fire of
the alliance was made at a meeting of
the Hearst men last Monday, when a
resolution was adopted Inviting the
alliance to divorce Itself from Its
name and to march under the banners
of the Independence League. In brief,
the proposal was that If the alliance
would adopt the name of the league,
the league In turn would be godfather
to the alliance ticket. Western Starr,
candidate of tho cllianco for Probate
Judge, was the first to uncork the vials
Cut Out Hearst Bunch.
"We ought to cut that Hea.'st bunch
out." he said. "If the Hearst men were
to come here nd say, 'We will give
this alliance $200,000 if it will adopt
our name,' we all know It would mean
absolute and utter damnation for the
alliance. We cannot recognize them
without stultifying ourselves. To align
ourselves with them would be to Insult
ourselves and to cut loose from dig
Dr. Axel Gustafson said:
"I have an insight into the character
and reputation of Hearst. He Is self-centered.
He is an egotistical atom, a lump
of selfish protoplasm. If he got Into
office he would be under the domination
of his favorites, and he would let them
go to any length and do whatever they
dictated. If he were put In the Presiden
tial chair, 'Andy' Lawrence would be Sec
retary of State."
Thomas McElllgott had a few words to
say, prefacing them with the remark that
he was about to divulge "concealed hU
tory." "Hearst tried to dominate the labor
vote, then he tried to dominate the Demo
cratic party, and now Is trying to control
this alliance;" he began. "He has failed
In each. HI lieutenants are not true."
Not on the Square.
"Hearst Is a bolter," shouted G. Nat
Reeves. 'lie Is Independent because he
couldn't control the convention. He Is not
on the square in this movement, and It
would be fatal for us to tie up with him."
George C. Olcott said:
"Suppose Hearst and Lawrence are pi
rate captains, if we board their craft
public sentiment will make them walk
the plank: Public sentiment would hang
them at the yardarm and we would get
possession of the buccaneers' brlgantlne.
I think we cught to throw out the grap
pling hooks and board the vessel."
"You can t trust them," said Mr. Starr.
"Xot even their ' friends know how far
the Hearst managers will keep faith. And
if friends are suspicious, we ought to be
The Independence or Hearst I.eague
held no meeting today. At present the
managers are skirmishing about trying
to get candidates enough to fill out the
WHO OWNS THE STREETS?
Harry thinks it something awful.
Something that is far from lawful.
Piling boxes In the street.
Building doors beneath our feet.
Franchise-grabbers, free from care,
Smile behind the curtain there.