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VOL. XXVI. NO. 13.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FUND IS PLEDGED
FOR NEW BUILDING
Home for Y.M.C.A. and
JACOB KAMM GIVES $5000
Ten Others Subscribe $500
Each as Campaign Closes.
GRAND TOTAL IS $355,861
Klnal Week's Effort of "Everybody
Gives" Committee Most Notable
of Campaign, Which Was
Begun Last September.
HOW IUXD HAS GROWN.
The following figures record the
growth of the Y. M. C. A. and Y.
W. C. A. building- fund:
September IS..... . BO.OOO
October 8 222,223
January 9 230.000
February 10 240.000
March 25 260,000
March 30 355,881
Out of defeat has come victory- After
twice failing to raise the $350,000 for the
erection of a permanent home for the
Young Men's and Young Women's Chris
tlon Associations of Portland, the goal has
been reached. With a whirlwind finish
last night, the committee of 100 which
started to obtain $90,000 in a single week,
passed the mark that had been set. As a
result of the "everybody gives" campaign
and the campaigns that preceded it, sub
scriptions have been signed for $365,861.65,
for the purchase of a site and the erec
tion of a handsome double building.
The crowning subscription yesterday
was $3000 from Jacob Kamm. Earlier in
the day, Herman Wittenberg agreed to
give $300 if nine others would join him
with equal amounts. The executive com
mittee. headed by Walter Goss, worked
untiringly to secure these pledges and all
had been contributed before the midnight
' hour, which was to mark the success or
failure of the plan. Besides Mr. Witten
berg, those who contributed $500 each were
Mrs. Sylvester Farrell,- T. G. and R. S.
Farrell, Meier & Frank Company, Olds,
Wortman & King. J. N. Nickum. Muckle
Bros.. Mrs. L E. Hamilton, Russell &
Myth and Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mann.
Other large donations last night were I.
N. Klelschner. $250: S. M. Mcars, $250, and
Walter McKay. $250.
Busy Scene at Y. 51. C. A.
The scene at the Y. M. C. A. gym
nasium last night when the work
closed is without a parallel In the an
nals of the city. All day the solicitors
bad toiled with hardly pause for rest.
To raise $25,000 in a single day was
the task that they faced in the morn
ing, and when they were called to
gether at 10 o'clock last night there
were not six present who knew that
their object had been attained. They
had pursued their work with unflinch
ing determination, and hope beamed
on every face: but there was also un
expressed fear that they had fallen
short and that the project on which
they had set their hearts and f- which
they had given unstlntingly of their
time must be abandoned. Even then,
they were ready if need be to go out
on their rounds again and take the last
desperate chance of rounding out the
subscription in the two hours left them.
First, the 31 committees reported the
amounts that had been subscribed since
B o'clock. One by one the totals were
announced and each was received with a
hearty cheer. But they well knew that
the total was still too low. and there
was strained attention and bated breath
ing when Chairman Goss arose to give
the report of the executive cwiitie
Mr. Goss first complimented ' tfij tenjj
Cam Blssrr Reach It f
on their work and then referred to the
offer of Mr. "Wittenberg. A load was
lifted from the heart of every man pres
ent when Mr. Goss said that the propo
sition had been" taken up toy nine others
and that in this way 3SOOO had been se
cured. Cheers drowned the words of the
speaker for several minutes, but it was
still believed that the total had not been
"There is just one thins more, men,"
cried Mr. Goss, "Jacob Kamin gives
Cheer After Cheer Shake the Hall.
It was then that bedlam broke
loose. Every man there realized that
this dispelled the last doubt that the
campaign was won. Cheer after
cheer rang out and shook the hall.
Hats and a perfect shower of empty
subscription blanks filled the air, and
the crowd of men resembled more than
anything else the grandstand of the
successful side at a football same.
Bankers, business and professional
men threw dignity to the winds and
joined with those younger in the gen
Before any resemblance of order bad
been restored, the men who had done
the work seized their leaders and bore
CHAIRMAN OF THE V. M. C.
them around the room on their shoul
ders. H. W. Stone, secretary of the
association, and Mr. Goss were car
ried from one end of the room to the
other and finally deposited on a table
with cries for a speech.
"Everyone, has done" nobly in this
work," said Mr. Goss. "The commit
tee of which I am chairman has
raised $90,000. S. G. Reed was chair
man of a committee that raised more
than $200,000. I think we ought to
hear from him."
"Reed! Reed! Reed!" came the
echo, and the chairman of the original
committee was lifted to the table.
Mr. Reed expressed the sentiments
which were uppermost in everyone's
mind, calling attention to the great good
that the building will do. . He thanked
all his co-workers, and especially praised
the work of the "everybody gives" com.
mittee. i '
Campaign Without Parallel.
"No other such campaign was ever con
ducted on the Pacific .Coast," said Mr.
Stone. "Other cities have raised more,
but they have done it by a few large
contributions. This money has been given
by rich and poor. Thousands of the sub
scriptions are from those who work for
small salaries and to whom each cent
given means a sacrifice. We have - had
the women with us in this movement: we
have had the merchants with us, and we
have had the press of the city with us
in a way that deserves our most grateful
thanks. And even more than that, we
have had God with us. Pome may see in
this success simply chance, but there are
others who see a Divine Providence."
John F. Carroll. W. M.. Ladd and Miss
Constance MoCorkle, . secretary of the
Y W. C A., were among the others who
gave short speeches, and all were greeted
in the same spirit of enthusiasm. By this
time the total had' been added up and
when it was announced by A. F. Flegcl,
there was another burst of applause.
Then the men departed, well satisfied with
the day's work.
.At noon yesterday there remained
to be raised-$13,500. and at" nightfall
only a comparatively small portion of
this amount had been secured. It
was then that the workers, who had
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Peace Prospects Not So
Bright Just Now.
RELATIONS ARE STRAINED
Both Sides State Case Gov
NEITHER WILLING TO YIELD
Managers Say They Cannot Concede
More Than 10 Per Cent- Wage
Increase and May Withdraw
Offer to Arbitrate.
CHICAGO, March 30. (Special.)
Monday will decide whether or not the
entire West is to be tied up with the
greatest railroad strike in history.
Prospects for peace are not bright to
night. "The railroad managers will
have to jump hurdles," is the way
some of the employes put the case,
which means that they will make no
Results of the Initial efforts of Pres
ident Roosevelt's envoys to Chicago to
settle peacefully ,the dispute between
the railway trainmen and conductors
and the 43 Western railroads involved,
and to avoid a strike, today Indicated
that the relations between managers
and men arc becoming more and more
strained, and that the probability of
an early strike on the part of the
50,300 men is greater than it has been
at any previous stage of the proceed
ings. Both Sides State Case.
.Chairman M. A. Knapp, of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, and Com
missioner of Labor Charles P. Neill re
ceived a committee of managers and
men 4 iv -their apartments at- the A'Jdi
torluir. Hotel today. Representative
of both sides stated their case with
set Jaws, and announced their inten
tion of not receding- from, the posi
tions taken. Visions of all that part
of the country between Chicago and
the Pacific Coast and Canada and Mex
ico in the throes of a great railroad
strike arose in tho minds of the two
Federal officials, and Mr. Neill ad
mitted that the situation fls so delicate
that he is not able to discuss it until
all negotiations are concluded.
Commissioners Neill and Knapp re
ceived a special committee of railway
general managers at 10 A. M. The man
agers stated briefly a history of the con
troversy from their standpoint, telling
the commissioners that the roads had
granted practically a 10 per cent wage in
crease apd that the men are standing out
for a further increase of 2 per cent and
a decrease of the working day by one
hour. These concessions, the managers
said, they could not grant, and it is said
even to have been intimated that they
might withdraw their offer of arbitra
tion. Managers Walt for News.
At the conclusion of the 'interview, the
managers left the apartments of the
Washington officials and paced forth and
back in the corridors of the hotel await
ing some word of the progress of the de
At 11 A. M. Grand Chiefs Garretson
and Moris&ey, representing the conduc
tors and trainmen, entered into confer
ence with the commissioners. No hint of
what they were discussing could be ob
tained. The conference lasted for more
than two hours. The union officials said
before the meeting that they would not
recede a point from their position and
positively would not submit the differ
rences to arbitration.
At the conclusion of the sessions Mr.
"At this stage of the proceedings, there
is nothing that I can make public. It is
probable that there will be nothing to
give out until all of our negotiations here
FINDS IN THE WEEK'S
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la fairs ko
Is It Loaded
have been concluded. We are trying to
settle the controversy by peaceful
methods and avoid what will be one of
the most serious strikes in our history,
if it is allowed to take place. - The entire
question may resolve itself . Into a dis
cussion of the application of the Erdmann
law by .which arbitration may be en
forced by the Federal Government."
A joint conference, it was satd tonight,
would be held tomorrow between the op
posing interests in the presence of the
Government officials and the belief was
expressed by men on both sides of the
controversy that a way out of the diffi
culty would be found.'
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Former Harper's Editor.
REDLiANDS, Cal., March, 30. William
Penn Rogers, for a quarter of a century
a resident of this valley, and formerly an
associate editor of Harper's Weekly, died
suddenly in his apartments in this city to
day, aged 63 years.
Well-Known Coal Importer.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., March 30. George
Fritch, one of the largest importers In San
Francisco of coal from the Northern
mines, died here yesterday. He was a na
tive of England, 78 years old.
- Brigadier-General Comba.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30. Brigadier
General Richard Comba, U. S. A., retired,
died at the Presidio yesterday. He was
retired from service In 1901. He was born
in Ireland in 1843.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 67
degrees; minimum, 47.
TODAY'S Showers; southerly winds.
Graft In San Francisco.
Pacific States Telephone directors place
. blame on Glass. Page 1.
Ruef accuses prosecutors of conspiracy and
threatens to prosecute them. Pase 1.
Schmitz' denies attempt to get Supervisors
to resign. Page 1.
Roumanian revolt suppressed with whole
sale slaughter. Page 14.
Clemencean replies to attacks growing out
of Montagntni documents. Page 3.
Gossip of European capitals. Page 33.
Hondurian rebels choose candidate for
President. Page 2.
Government confident Hague conference
will succeed. Page 3.
Ballinger reorganizes field forces of Land
Office. Page 14.
Secretary Taft warmly welcomed on Isth
mus. Page 14.
Roosevelt may tell railroad policy at open
ing of Jamestown Fair. Page 8.
Fiercest municipal campaign in history of
Chicago. Page 1.
Taft's brother accepts Forakera chal
lenges for decision at primaries. Page 2.
Hearst dodges arrest by not going to Chi
cago, page 1.
Crisis In railroad strike situation wilt be
reached tomorrow. Page 1.
Thaw stands lunacy examination well and
Jerome fcreta time to call experts. Page 2.
H ask in on value of American birds. Page 35.
Mow Ryan and Knene got revenge on Har
rlman. Page 42.
James J. Hill says improvements of wa
terways would not be inimical to rail
roads. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Campaign for Y. M. C. A.-Y. W. C. A. $350,
OOO building fund a success. Page 1.
John B. Coffey to get labor party's indorse
ment for Mayoralty. Page 8.
Sheriff Stevens Investigating slot machine
gambling in county. Page 1 1.
Harrlman buying land for term inals at
Young's Bay on Coast of Oregon. Page 9.
Loggers Association fails to reach agree
ment to continue shut-down of camps ;
many will reopen. Page 11. '
City campaign closes at St. Johns. Page 8.
Spencer fund for Investigation of graft In
Portland; 20,000 promised. Page 10.
Henry W. Goode, president Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company, critically
ill with pneumonia at Atlantic City, X.
J. Page 24.
Fear of industrial depression not borne out
by bank statement. Page 10.
March breaks record for real estate trans
actions. Page 30.
Commercial and Marine.
Oniongrowers profit by conditions In San
Francisco. Page 43.
What higher on bug damage reports. Page
43. ... .
Money will be easier in "Wall street. Page 42.
Flour exports for March exceed any. other
month of season. Page 42.
Xeep Interest manifested in Eugena city
election; municipal ownership the Issue.
Boise men indicted for land frauds cry
statute of limitations, page 5.
Western Oregon sheepmen will form organi
sation. Page 4.
OCCURRENCES A FEW
IN CITY'S HISTORY
Murder; Libel, Abuse
TRACTION IS PRINCIPAL ISSUE
Republicans Claim Election of
Busse for Mayor.
HEARST DODGES PROCESS
Stays Away From Chicago, Where
Many Libel Suits Await Hlin.
Law Enforcement and the
Punishment of Criminals.
CHICAGO. March 30. Special.) Chi
cago will close tomorrow night the
fiercest campaign in its history. It has
been marked by the most bitter per
sonalities and libel suits, already ag
gregating $3,000,000, with more to follow.
Men have been murdered in political ar
guments, houses divided against them
selves and the real issues lost trace of in
the violent mud-slinging contest to which
the campaign has degenerated.
Issues of Campaign.
Briefly, the Republicans stand for ac
ceptance of the ordinances approved by
the City Council, providing for immediate
settlement of the traction problem. These
provide for complete rehabilitation of all
lines, such extensions as the city shall
direct, profit-sharing, paving, sprinkling
and permission for the city to buy at any
time it is ready.
The Democrats, whose campaign is be-"
ing directed by W. R. Hearst, stand for
rejection of the ordinances and municipal
ownership that is, forcing traction com
panies to accept whatever price the city
decides to pay. If the ordinances are rejected,-
-th companies will make no im
provements, for their property stands to
be confiscated any day, and the city is
not in a position to buy the lines.
Other live issues are elimination from
the School Board of faddists, enforce
ment of laws against gambling and other
vices, war upon murderers and footpads,
clean streets and the placing of bureaus
in the hands of experienced men instead
Forecasts of Both Parties.
There is the usual variation in the fore
casts of the party leaders. John J. Han
berg, chairman of the Republican com
mittee, comes out today with a predic
tion of the election of F. A. Busse as
Mayor by a plurality of 40,000. His esti
mate is based on a canvass of nearly all
the 12S6 voting precincts of the city, a
work in which 4500 picked men engaged.
Voters were more than usually willing to
say how they intended to cast their bal
lots. Those in doubt were not considered.
Outsiders who have seen the results of
the poll declare the forecast- of Mr. Han
berg is well borne out.
William L. O'Connell, chairman of the
Democratic Committee, estimates a plu
rality of .15,000 to- 40,000 for Mayor Dunne,
who was elected two years ago by 25,000
over John M. Harlan.
Will Settle Traction Problem.
Strong as is the Republican belief in
the victory of Mr. Busse. it is even
stronger that the traction settlement
ordinan is, to which Mayor Dunne is op
posed, will be approved by the people.
The campaign for indorsement of these
ordinances has been remarkably strong
and party lines will be obliterated in the
vote on them. The labor vote on the trac
tion question Is hard to estimate satis
factorily, but there is reason to believe
it will be well divided for and against.
Frederick Bode, president of the Citi
zens' Nonpartisan Traction Settlement
Association, is out tonight with a pre
diction that the ordinance will carry by
at least 60,000 majority. - .
It Is now believed 350.000 votes will be
cast out of the 390.000 registered. Eleventh-
APPROPRIATE MEMENTOES FOR EASTER
hour betting favors Busse, but the odds
are not big.
HEARST EVADES LIBEL SUITS
Does Not Go to Chicago, but May
Yet Be Arrested.
CHICAGO, March 30. (Special.)
William R. Hearst did not arrive in
Chicago today with his coterie of New
Tork lawyers, as had been anticipated.
Political leaders in all the camps were
looking for him, and some of them
were noticeably disappointed at their
failure to locate him.
It was declared at the office of the
Chicago Examiner ' tonight that the
editor was not in the city and was not
expected to be here, so far as anyone
at the office knew. This was an indi
rect contradiction to the impression
which had been given credence Friday
night to the effect that the New York
man was bound for Chicago for the
closing hours of the campaign.
It was the statement of one of the
close friends of Fred A. Busse tonight
that it was extremely probable that
further civil suits would be Instituted
Monday morning, with Mr. Hearst and
the Hearst papers as defendants, the
ground being the additional alleged
W. R. Hearst, Who Haa Managed
Mayor Dunne's Fight for He-Election.
libel which appeared in the Hearst
publications this . morning and this
afternoon in editorials, cartoons and
news columns. A hitch in the arrange
ments ,.ilia.-mo.roln. Ja. aaid. to have
been responsible for the failure to file
the suits before the closing of the
court offices for the Saturday half
holiday. It was repeatedly rumored tonight
In circles of close friends of Postmas
ter' Busse that criminal libel suits
were under consideration, and that, if
Mr. Hearst came to town, he would
place himself in danger of arrest, not
only through a capias ad responden
dum in connection with the civil suits,
but upon the criminal libel charge, if
such proceedings are instituted.
TACOMA WILL PLAY BALL
Team to Practice at Walla Walla.
First- Game With Spokane.
SEATTLE, Wash- March 30. (Special.)
At a special conference of the North
western League managers to be held here
next Tuesday or Wednesday, which was
called for today, the late of the Tacoma
franchise will be determined and. in the
opinion of those who speak with author
ity in this city, Tacoma will retain the
franchise and baseball under league con
trol will go in that city.
Next week the players will report to
Mike Lynch at Walla Walla for practice
and the season will open with the Spo
kane game at Tacoma on April 20. George
S breeder will retain the management and
' One in . authority declared here tonight
that "if Tacoma stands by Shreeder and
gives him proper support and he desires
to stay, nobody can take the Tacoma
franchise from him."
Continuing he said:
"Shreeder has ignored the action of the
league directors in attempting to transfer
the Tacoma franchise without Tacoma'a
consent, and he is going ahead with his
park and will have it ready in time to
open the season on schedule time. His
team will report to Manager Mike Lynch
at Walla Walla on Monday, and that Is
all the evidence necessary that Tacoma
is to have a team in the Northwestern
His Easter Egg Is a Lemon.
BLAME ON GLASS
Knew of No Bribery.
GLASS TRIES FOR IMMUNITY
Knew Millionaires Would Make
RUEF PAID GOOD SALARY
On Payroll of Company He Gar
Double Cross Other Franchise
Grafts This Week Ruef Raises
the Cry of Conspiracy.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., March 20.-
(Special.) This was millionaire day in
the graft Investigation. Men repre
senting fortunes of twenty millions
save testimony before the errand. Jury.
The day was one of the most eventful
in the boodling exposures. The main
point was the positive assertion of
witnesses that Frank G. Drum, a
director of the Pacific States Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, director
of the San Francisco Gas & Electric
Company and representative of th
Tevis estate, rented the rooms in the
Mills building in which Theodore V.
Haley, acting for the Pacific States
Company, . bribed the members ol
the Board of Supervisors. Drum knew
why he rented the rooms. The prose
cution regards him as an accessory.
Next week its conclusions on this sub
ject will be revealed.
Drum is connected socially with the
best families in San Francisco. He is
very wealthy and powerful influences
are behind him.
Glass Vainly Seeks Immunity.
Second in point of Interest was the
effort of Louis Glass, a director and
former general manager of the Pacific
States Company, against whom nine. ,
indictments have been returned,' to
gain admission to the grand Jury room'
to tell all he knew in the hope that
immunity would follow. Glass was
denied admission to the room.
The appearance of Glass at the door
of the grand Jury room was the most
dramatic incident, of the day. Glass
had learned that, his fellow directors
of the Pacific States Telephone Com
pany had been summoned aa witnesses.'
He knew what their testimony was
to be. He knew that each one of the
millionaires would get on the stand and
"We know nothing of bribery. If
such a sum was paid out by the com
pany, Glass must have done it."
The . indicted magnate knew that
the ' matter was to be passed
to him. All the responsibility
was to be placed on his shoulders.
Not Admitted to Grand Jury Room.
With this knowledge. Glass made his
attempt to get his statement before the
grand jury. He hurried to the grand
Jury headquarters before the session
opened. On the way he met member
of the Jury and shook them by the hand.
At the door of the grand Jury room he
met B. S. Pillsbury, a fellow director.
They chatted a few moments and" then
Glass sought to enter the grand jury
room. He was checked and whispered
anxiously with the door-keeper. His
message was conveyed to Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Heney, who was within. In
a few moments the reply came that Glass
could not be admitted. The indicted of
ficial turned to leave the building. To
newspaper men he said: -
"Yes, I came for a definite purpose. I
cannot tell you what it was." That was
all he would say, but the truth was
Glass' surmise proved, correct. The
millionaire directors, Homer S. King,
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Frisco's Easter EgfTVhew!
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