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TIIE SUNDAY OKEGONIAN, PORTLAND, MAT 19,1907.
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Prosecution Will File 70 In
' , dictments and Put Mayor
SCHMITZ SHOWING- FIGHT
AyiU Accuse Judge Dunne of Preju
dice When Trial Begins Even
Talks of Running Again for
Office of c Mayorj
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SAN FRANCISCO, May-18. (Special.)
; The graft prosecution, now that it
has the assurances', ot Ruel that he will
tell the complete story of corruption to
.the grand jury, has turned its attention
to Mayor Schmitz. Before the end of !
next week Assistant District Attorney !
jllcney will aak the Judge to give ,
acjimiiz imo tne custody 01 a special
elisor. In order to bring this about,
the prosecution will, if necessary, 'file
.70 indictments against Schmitz.' These
indictments will charge the Mayor with
having been a party to the bribery of
the members of the Board of Suer
(visors in all the crooked deals in which
they engaged. The testimony of Ruef
'is explicit on this point. ...
Mayor Schmitz kn-w what the Su
pervisors were doing and was a party,
to every deal," said Ruef. .....
Defiant, Though Prison Waits. '
With 70 indictments aeralnst him. th
Mayor's .bail will become prohibitive,
ana, lr plans carry, he -v 111 be ordered
into the 'custody of William J. Blggy
who is at present Ruefs jailor.
All overtures made by SchmiU for
leniency have been rejected by" the
prosecution and the Mayor has begun
Ills hopeless battle. He made his first
move today, when his attorneys notified
District Attorney Langdon that on Mon
day they would file an affidavit alleging
prejudice on the part of Judge Dunne
and ask that the case be transferred to
another court. This application will be
(Opposed by the prosecution and the de
mand will be made that the trial pro
ceed at once before Judge Dunne.
Says lie Will Run Again.
Tour correspondent was able to secure
another statement from the Mayor to
day. It was brief, but Interesting.
' "I will be ready for trial on Monday,"
said Schmitz. "and I will be acquitted
and then I shall turn my thoughts to the
election, when I shall be a candidate to
There was something in the" mighty
bluff of the Mayor which demanded its
measure of admiration. But Schmits'
humor had passed before the clock had
tolled off another hour. He emerged
from his office to encounter a newspaper
photographer. The Mayor made a rus,h at
the photographer, seized the- camera and
rode away In" his automobile. After he
had gone a block, he relented and placed
the camera on the sidewalk and sped on
In his machine.
Final Overtures Rejected.
; The decision 'of the Mayor to fight to
the end was made today, after his over
tures to the prosecution were finally re
jected. George Keane, formerly secre
tary to the Mayor, endeavored to per
suade the prosecution to make every
concession to Schmitz for a confession.
The prosecution is determined that
Schmitz ahc.ll go to prison for a time
sufficient to act as a deterrent for all
future city officials. If the Mayor had
not waited so long, his chances of
leniency. would have been much
That Schmitz will play for delay, as
did Ruef, was made plain In the affi
davit filed tonight, in which he charges
that there Is a conspiracy among Ru
dolph Spreckels, Mr. Heney, Mr. Burns,
the Supervisors and the newspapers to
bring about his downfall. He contends
that the prosecution has already spent
$1,000,000 to encompass his defeat and
is prepared to spend as much more, lie
says that Rudolph Spreckels simply
desires to secure control of the city
government in order to grab all the
franchises in sight.
That there is something of a com
munity of Interests between the Mayor
and Patrick Calhoun, president of the
United Railroads, in their defense is
shown by the fact tnat Schmitz and
Calhoun make identical charges.
Calhoun last nisht admitted that he
had made full preparations for his de
fense. Moritz Rosenthal, the Chicago
attorney who succeeded in giving the
packers an immunity bath before the
be between Mullen, of Seattle, and
Government prosecutor knew what he
waa about, arrived tonight and was
closeted with Calhoun. Later Calhoun
admitted that Rosenthal would gefend
Steps have been taken by the Bar
Association to disbar Ruef. Ruefs own
testimony, given before the grand Jury,
will be sufficient for the purpose.
ASK TO HAVE DTJNXE. REPLACED
Schmlti' Attorneys Make Charged
Against Spreckels and Others.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. District
Attorney Langdon was tonight served by
Mayor Schmitz" attorneys, Metson,
Campbell -& Drew, and. John J. Birett
and C. H. Falrall, with notice of a mo
tion for substitution of trial judge on the
ground that- Judge -Frank H. Dunne 1s
disqualified, by bias, and prejudice. Ac
companying .and supportingr this motion
is a" lehstny . affidavit ' by Schmitz ' in
whlchv charges .of an'-extremely sensa
tipnar nature are made against Rudolph
Spreckels,,' his associates -in the bribery
graft, prosecution, and Judge' Dunne him
sslpf ' ' . ' ' ... -., . . -' .-'
Among; Schmitz' 'allegations , are v the
following: That ' Mr". Spreckels ' and the
associates who are with him tbe financial
guaranteers of the bribery graft inves
tigation and prosecution," long since ex
hausted' the original fund of 1100,000
pledged by Spreckels and have expended
nearly $1,000,000 in a municipal purifica
tion campaign; that the expenditure of
this vast Jtum -of' money is by way of an
investment from which actual monied
returns are expected; that Spreckels and
his prosecuting associates desire and pur
pose to overthrow the- present' municipal
administration, in order that they them
selves may assume the reins' of govern
ment and ; secure for .. themselves street
railway and water franchises , which
will net them millions of dollars
of the public money; that Judge Dunne
is aware of this intent and purpose
and is therewith in accord; that the
conviction of Schmitz Is desired as a
means to these ends, and that it is the
wish of Judge Dunne that a biased and
prejudiced Jury be selected to secure
such conviction; that for many and
various reasons, the same as set forth
recently by Abraham Ruef in his ap
plication for a substitution for trial
Judge, it la Impossible for Schmitz to
have a fair and impartial .trial at
Judge Dunne's hands.
District Attorney Langdon said of
this motion and of tha Mayor's affi
davit: "This would be amusing if it were
not despicable. It is merely and
patently a dilatory move. The serving
of nbtice that Schmitz" attorneys pro
pose to pursue for him the same block
ading tactics engaged in by Ruefs at
torneys. It is a complete expose of
the insincerity of the Mayor's loud and
oft-repeated demand for an immediate
trial. The Mayor never has wanted an
immediate trial or any trial at all.
Now that he is face to face with his
case he would stave it off by any legal
means within his power. The prose
cution will file on Monday counter
affidavits disproving the allegations
made by the Mayor to the grand
As far as the' prosecution is con
cerned the trial of SchmiU will be be
gun before Judge Dunne. The signa
ture of C. H. Fairall to the Mayor's
motion is the first notification that the
Stockton attorney who, with Ach,
Shortrldge and Murphy defended Ruef,
has joined the list of Schmitz.
I'XDEIt COMMITTEE'S THUMB
Member Confirms Statement Schmitz
Has Signed Agreement.
6AN FRANCISCO, May 18. Notwith
standing the many contradictory stories
told about the scope and power of the
committee of seven, It is now generally
conceded that the administration of
municipal affairs in this city is to some
extent at least in its hands. In a writ
ten agreement, it is said. Mayor Schmits
has bound himself to carry out any re
quest which this committee, made up
of representatives of the five leading
.commercial organizations of tha city,
may make oi -mm. xne committee al
ready -has begun an investigation into
the conduct . of the police department
and gradually expending the scope of
Its actions' to the works board, street
department od xither branches of the
municipal government. Its purpose is
to make a .thorough inquiry Into the
"conditions " that exist In various
branches of the city government and to
make such changes In personnel and
methods shall be judged necessary.
"We hold Mayor Schmitz's written
promise to carry out the wishes and in
structions of the committee in admin
istering .the affairs of the city," said
,F. W. Shucklen. a member of the com
mittee oi seven yesteraay. "me com
jnittee's agreement with Mayor Schmits
ia short, barely, embracing ten lines of
writing, , but it contains his sweeping
promise to act absolutely and complete
ly as the committee may decide. Mayor
Schmitz has not resigned. All reports
to the contrary are erroneous. Tha
only writing between him and the com
mittee is this ten-line agreement.
"If we demand the removal of the
chief of police, or any commission or
any official connected with the city
government, he must remove those we
designate, or go back on his written
protnise. The only hold we have on
him is his promise. If he disregards
that we can do nothing, but I believe
that he will do anything the committee
asks. I believe that he is not only will
ing, but anxious to do what we want."
The San Francis) Labor Council last
night adopted resolutions calling upon
the supervisors to immediately insti
tute legal proceedings to rescind the
overhead trolley franchise granted to
the United Railroads after Abe disaster
of last April. Resolutions - were also
passed' requesting State Attorney-General
Webb to begin an action to forfeit
the franchises now held by the United '
Railroads -because of the unlawful
merging of the street railways of San
Francisco and the illegality of the
forming of said corporation.
COURT OF MANY OPINIONS
Two Decisions Rendered on Saloon
Tight Wtthin Three Hours.
PENDLETON, Or., May 18. (Spe
cial.) The unusual proceedings of a
court reversing itself, and that, too,
within three hours after it had made
its original decision, occurred here
this afternoon, when at 3 o'clock the
County Court denied the petition of C.
L. Morgan for a liquor license at Her
mlston, and before 6 o'clock rescinded
its former action, 'held that the r
monstraters had failed to show that
the petitioners did not have a majority
of the voters on their petition, and or
dered the clerk to issue the license as
The first decision was agreed upon
by a vote of 2 to 1, County Judge Gil
liland and Commissioner Lee voting
against the saloon. Court was imme
diately adjourned, whereupon Morgan
and his attorney, H. P. Johnson, engaged
GUllland and Lee in a lengthy discus
sion which finally resulted in a hastily
called sessions of the court and the
reversal. The only persons jpresent
when the second decision was ren
dered were Morgan, his attorney, the
two Commissioners and the County
L10N LOOSE IN CITY
Beast Creates Panic in Atlanta
Streets Before Capture.
ATLANTA, Ga., May 18. A perform
ing lion escaped from its cage at a
local! theater tonight, made its way
through the stage entrance to Mari
etta street, In the center of the city,
and caused wild excitement before it
was driven into a basement and cap
tured by its keepers. The street was
crowded with people, who fled in panic,
one man shooting at the beast and
slightly wounding it.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Carlos Roloff, Treasurer of Cuba.
HAVANA. May 18. General Carlos Rol
off, Treasurer of Cuba, died today.
Rev. Walter J. Hill, St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, May 18. Rev. Walter J.
Hill, aged 85, Instructor In philosophy at
9t. Louis University, died today. He was
one of the most profound students of
philosophy in the country.
' New Order of Telegraphers.
MINNEAPOLIS. May. 18. The dissat
isfied members of the railroad telegra
phers' order, which is holding its annual
convention In Minneapolis, held a session
today and organized the Order of Rail
road Telegraphers, Dispatchers, Agents
and Signal Men. The new organization
is a protest against the action of the
regular body In reiustng to reinstate L.
K. Marr. who was expelled for alleged
Irregularity. Upwards of 100 were pres
ent at the reorganization meeting. Among
the officers elected were J. W. Rlchman;
Philadelphia, president: J. R. L. Austin,
Outlaws Break Jail.
SHAWNEE. Okla., May 18. B. W.
Franks and David McCullough, charged
with being members of the gang that
robbed the bank of Asher, Okla, last
Christmas of $36,000, with another pris
oner, escaped from the county jail here
last night. The fact did not become
known until today. They made good
IMMENSE STOCK OF FIXTURES
A Barralt'a, Prices fit.
MBS. EDDY DENIES
Supports Assertions of De
fendants Who File Answer
in Equity Suit.
WRITES LETTER TO JUDGE
Christian Science Leader . Declares
She Has Attended Personally to
Investments and That Suit Was
Contrary to Her Wishes.
CONCORD, N. H., May 18. Counsel for
the original 10 defendants in the suit in
equity, brought by "next friends," to se
cure an accounting of the property of Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy, today made answer in
the Superior Court to the supplemental
bill filed by the complainants. They deny
that they induced Mrs. Eddy to transfer
her property under a trust deed to Henry
M. Baker, Archibald McLellan apd Josiah
E. Fernald, and they deny that the three
trustees are the agents or attorneys of
the defendants, v They deny that there Is
any combination to surround and seclude
Mrs. Eddy or to take charge, . possession
and control of her property, and they
deny that there is any reason to believe
that any money or property of Mrs. Eddy
has been misappropriated. - '
A letter from Mrs. Baker G. Eddy
to Judge Robert Chamberlain, who is
to preside at the term pf court at
which the suit of Eddy vs. Frye is en
tered, was filed in the Superior Court
this afternoon. The letter says:
"It is over 0 years that I have at
tended personally to my secular af
fairs, to my income, . Investments, de
posits, expenditures and my employes.
J have personally selected all my in
vestments except in one- or two in
stances, and have paid for the same. -
"The increasing demand . upon my
time, labors and thought, and a yearn
ing fcr more peace and to have my
property and affairs carefully taken
care of for the persons and purposes
I have designated by my last will, in
fluenced me to select the board of
trustees to take charge of my prop
"The suit was brougnt without my
knowledge and is being carried on con
trary to my wishes. I feel that it is
not for my benefit in any way, but for
my injury, and I know it was not
needed to protect my person or prop
STYLE OF WINTER CLOAKS
EDICT ADOPTED BY DICTATORS
OF FE3IIXIXE FASHION.
Western. Manufacturers Decide on
Length and Style of Cloaks and
Skirts for Next Winter.
CLEVELAND, O., May 18. (Special.)
Lady readers of The Oregonian are
hereby notified what they may expect
to wear in the way of wraps next Win
ter. Members of the Western Cloak
Manufacturers' Association met in the
Hollenden Hotel today and determined
what the style of women's suit and
cloak wear for the next year should
be. The meeting brought to Cleveland
cloak men from Chicago, Cincinnati,
Toledo, St. Louis and all the promi
nent cities in the Middle West and tbe
The work of settling arbitrarily upon
the female wearing apparel for the
next year was no light task. It took
the 35 members six hours, from 10
o'clock in the morning until 4 in the
afternoon, to do it. The biggest ques
tion was length. The makers deter
mined that the loose-fitting cloaks
should be 62 Inches long next year. The
tight fits shall be from 60 to 55 inches,
depending on the size of the form.
Short Jackets shall be from 25 to 30
inches long in the rough goods. Fine
goods are passe.
Skirts shall no longer -e designed to
attract the eye . to other factors in
feminine beauty, but will be loose fit
ting, long and beautiful themselves.
Chicago and Pittsburg stood out for
short skirts fitting every curve of the
figure. They were overruled, however.
PATHETIC FIGURE IN CASE
(Continued From FIrt Page.)
talesmen that reported in court last
Monday was at the close of today's ses
sion reduced to a file of 26 men, and it
is predicted that another special venire
must be called about Tuesday in order
to complete the Jury.
Today's proceedings showed a sharp
ening of the contest between opposing
counsel. There was an absence of
yielding and differences were fought
out and left to the court for decision.
The ever-changing jury is now largely
composed of men beyond the middle
line of life, but the unexpended chal
lenges may change it In any direction.
The Haywood family was absent
again this morning, and the prisoner
sat alone behind his lawyers. He con
sulted them frequently as the examina
tion progressed, and particularly on the
exercise of challenge rights.
E. F. Richardson took up the ex
amination of Isaac Bedell, a farmer. He
had already been passed by the state
and was also accepted by the defense,
which was then called upon to exercise
its third peremptory challenge.
Walter Shaw, at No. 4, was excused.
Mr. Shaw's brother is a member of tha
State Legislature. As such he voted for
Senator Borah, now one of the state's
No Unions In His Days.
M. H. Goodwin, a lumber dealer, called
to replace Mr. Shaw, said be was raised
on a Maine farm. Moving to Boston;
he took up a trade as a carpenter. '
"Did you belong to a union T" he was
"No, we didn't have such things in
those days," he declared.
Mr. Goodwin is apparently 70 odd years
of age. Leaving Boston he went to Mis
sissippi to live.
"But I soon left there in a hurry,"
"Why did you leave in a hurry?" he
"It was '61,' cam the reply amid
Mr. Goodwin said he had formed a
tentative opinion and had expressed it
unqualifiedly. He was thereupon chal
lenged for cause by the defense, the
Judge Wood denied the challenge and
an . exception was noted. He was then
examined along another line by the de
fense and declared he did not approve
of many of the acts charged to the West
ern Federation of Miners, ana tnai ne
had a prejudice against the organization
to a certain extent. He could not say
but that his prejudice extended from the
organization to Hav-wood as an officer
of It. Mr. Goodwin was again challenged
for actual bias. Once more the state re
sisted. The proposed Juror was ques
tioned by the court, as ha declared ne
knew nothing of the Western Federa
tion of Miners except what he had read
in the papers. He stated positively
that nothing he held against the West
ern Federation of Miners would influ
ence his verdict. Judge Wood there
upon denied the challenge. The defense
again excepted to his ruling.
The next arbitrary challenge was with
the prosecution and was exercised against
W. N. Rudge, a farmer and. Road Su
pervisor at No. 8. Mr. Rudge had
applied- to Judge :Wood for discnarge on
the ground that ne. was under bond to
keep the roads of .his district in good
condition. His application came too
late, however; Judge Wood said at the
Joseph Chinn, a hackdriver and a
Democrat, satisfactorily filled the va
cancy made by. Mr. Rudge, after he had
been put through an almost endless ex
amination by - Mr. ' Richardson. Ha
declared he had neither opinions nor
prejudices to hinder him In reaching a
The defense next peremptorily chal
lenged Mr. Goodwin. . - - -
Edward Ray, . at. No. 4, said he
had an opinion, formed from read
ing the newspapers. Challenged by the
defense -for cause, he left the box.
Clinton Matlock, 'a rancher, followed
Ray on the jury grill, but was quickly
excused because of expressed opinjpns.
Not Borah's Client.
During the examination of Daniel
Clark, a farmer, who was next on the
liBt of prospective Jurors, it developed
that -he was a client of one of Mr.
Borah's .law partners. He was challenged
forthwith by the defense. Mr. Borah
stated that neither he nor his firm, as
a firm,, had anything to do with ' the
matter It was a private case with one
of his partners before he came into the
firm.' -As a matter of fact, Mr.
Borah declared that he. Individually, rep
resented the other side of the case. Judge
Wood overruled the challenge, at the
same" time giving the defense permission
to reopen the matter on Monday next.
Mr. Clark remained at No. 4.
The prosecution, exercising its fifth
peremptory challenge, excused George
Grlbble, at No. 5. He was formerly a
miner and a member of the Knights of
T. c- De Clercq was under examination
at No. 6 when court adjourned until Mon
day morning at 10 A. M.
RUSSIANS , APPLY THE TERM
Adopt "Undesirable Citizens" as Fit
ting the Terrorists.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 18. President
Roosevelt's utterances in which he used
the words "undesirable citizens" in refer
ence to E. H. Harriman and Haywood,
Mover and Pettibone have Just been
received here by mail and are attracting
wide attention. The phrase has a particu
lar Interest for Russia on account of the
Intimate connection between political and
industrial questions here and the similar
ity between the murder of ex-Governor
Steunenberg and political crimes in this
The Novoe Vremya has published an edi
torial in which, after Ignoring the refer
ence to the capitalist, it hails Mr. Roose
velt's utterances with regard to the offi
cials of the Western Federation of Miners
as the all-important statement needed to
impart to the discussion of industrial
problems that sincerity which for so long
has been lacking. The paper suggests
that the outspokenness of Mr. Roosevelt
may perhaps Inspire the Douma, which
shrinks from the discussion of terrorism.
ADDITION STRIKERS' RANKS
New York Longshoremen Resolve to
Fight to End.
NEW YORK, May 18. About 100
strikebreakers employed upon the
docks of the Wilson line joined the
strikers today. Seventy strikebreak
ers employed by the French line also
marched from the pier and joined the
strikers. . . .
Announcement is made that the
finance committee of the- International
Marine Company has approved every
act previously done by its officers and
has ordered that the strike of the-
longshoremen be fought to the end.
The committee has also taken from
every officer the power of compromise
or arbitration and has authorized the
expenditure of any amount of money
to carry out the agreement entered Into
with 35 other deep-sea lines to fight
Among those at the meeting at which
this action was taken were J. P. Mor
gan, Jr., and Charles Steele and J.
The strikers show the same determi
nation as the companies to fight it out
and the prophecy in some quarters
that they would be starved into sub
mission has not yet materialized. The
men generally are orderly. A num
ber of them who were congregated
on the river front last night await
ing developments, helped to save thou
sands of dollars' worth of freight dur
ing the big fire on the Southern Pa
cific pier, which caused a loss of $600,-
000. They are receiving much praise
for this action.
THREE KILLED IN PANIC
Lamp Explodes at Graduation Exec-
ciocs of Colored" School.
FORT GIBSON, I. T-, May 18. At the
graduating exercises of the Fort Gib
son colored schools here tonight, a
lamp exploded on the stage, creating a
panic among the 300 negroes, men,
women and children present. The
audience stampeded, tramping to death
three persons. Over 20 others were
seriously injured. Their names are
not obtainable tonight.
' A LOR A GRANDAN, the latter a
The bodies of the three persons
killed were so badly crushed that they
were hardly recognizable.
Scurvy Rages in Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 1J. The re
port of the medical inspector in the
famine district of Samara and Ufa and
in the Turgal Steppes, Asiatic Russia,
-pays a large proportion of those' af
flicted with, scurvy are children. Since
January 15, when scurvy first became
menacing in Ufa Province, the cases
officially registered have averaged 107
daily. The average now Is several
times greater. .
Demand for Dinan's Removal.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. The com
mittee of seven hasadopted a resolution
calling upon Chief of Police Dinan to re
sign because of failure to properly pro
tect the Interests of the city during the
PRICES FIT PURSES
At Barrett s, Light Fixtures,
TRIP 0011 RIB
Roosevelt to Go on Tour of In
spection of Mississippi.
FROM IOWA TO MEMPHIS
In Reply to Governors of IS States,
Including Oregon, President
Agrees to Join Party Early
In Month of October.
WASHINGTON, ' May 18. President
Roosevelt is planning a three or four
days' trip next Fall down the Mississippi
River from some point in middle Illinois
or Iowa to Memphis. It will, if made,
be with the members of the Inland Wa
terways Commission, who, like the Presi
dent, will be guests of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf
Deep Water Association. The
President will leave Oyster Bay for Can
ton to attend the dedication of the Mo
Kinley monument September 30 and the
vovaen down the Mississippi Kiver will
if nothing prevents, follow. Kecenny
he received an Invitation to make the
trin from a number of governors.
Responsive to the invitations the Presi
dent has sent to the state executives the
following letter: .
Reply of President.
Washington, D. C. May IB. My Dear
Governor I have received the Invitation sd
kindly sent me through the Governors of
Arkansas, Florida, , Illinois, Iowa,, Kansas,
Maine, Louisiana, Missouri. Nebraska. North
Dakota, Oregon. South Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas and Wisconsin, asking me to accom
pany the Inland Waterways Commission
for a trin on the Mississippi, so that I may
familiarise myself with certain "features of
the situation which the Commission has
been appointed to consider. I deeply ap
preciate the invitations.
Let me say a special word of appreciation
of the invitations, which come from the
Governors of Maine, Florida and Oregon,
all of whom, although the states of which
they are Governors are not on the Missis
sippt River, ' show their realisation of the
enormous importance of improving this
great National highway because of the ben
efit that easy and cheap transportation
thereon will mean to all the Union. Others
of the Governors who have written me dwell
upon the fact that the people of the West
feel a peculiar Interest In the project of
the Improvement of other navigable rivers.
because they think that such Improvements
will help the solution of many problems at
taching to railway transportation.
Great Agricultural Empire.
The basin of the Mississippi, taken as a
whole, from the Gulf to the Great Lake.1,
from the Alleghenles to the Rockies, con
stitutes the greatest agricultural empire
that men have ever cultivated, and
equally great system of water highways
is needed to supply any inadequacy of land
carriage for the products of this region.
Unless something unforeseen should oc
cur to alter my plans, I Intend to accom
pany the members of t.he Inland Waterways
Commission on a three or four days' trip
at the beginning of next October down
the Mississippi River from some point in
Middle Illinois or Iowa to Memphis. 1
feel that the problems before the Commis
sion concern vitally not only the people of
the Mississippi Valley, but the people of
our entire country,, and anything I can do
to forward the rapid solution of those prob
lems, and the proper utilisation of our
great waterway. I am glad Indeed to do.
EDWIN H. CONGER DEAD
AMERICAN DIPLOMAT PASSES
AWAY AT PASADENA.
Served In China During Boxer Out
breaks and Jjater Was Appointed
Ambassador to Mexico.
PASADENA. May 18. Major Edwin
II Conger, former American Am
bassador to Mexico and Minister to
China during the Boxer trouble, died
at the family home in this city this
afternoon. No hope for his recovery
had been held "out by the attending
nhysicians for the past 24 hours.
Daily for a week past Mr. Conger
has grown weaker, and it was known
this mnrninaf that he had but a few
hours to live. The family was at the
bedside when the end came.
Chronic dysentary was the direct
cause of death.
Major Edwin Hurd Conger was born
in Knox County, 111., March 7, 1843, and
was srraduated from Lombard Lni
versity, Galesburg. in 1862. After his
graduation Te served through the Civil
War. At the close of the war he took
up the study of law, completing
course in Albany Law School in. 1866.
Mr. Conger practiced law at Gales
bursr for two years, moving to Iowa,
where be was farmer, stockman and
banker. He served as State Treasurer
of Iowa, 1882-5, and as member of Con
gress, 1885-91. At the close of his term
Via was anDolnted Minister to Brazil,
who he served from 1891 to 1893. In
1897 he was again appointed Minister
to Brazil, and transferred to China in
the following year. During the Boxer
siege he was in Peking with his wife
and daughter, conducting negotiations
on the part of the United States after
the capture of Peking by the allies.
He was also head of the commission
that negotiated a new commercial
treaty with China in 1903.
Mr. - Conger was appointed A
bassador to Mexico in 1905, but re
signed after a few months' service.
He was a Knight Templar and a mem
ber of the Loyal Legion and the Order
of the Dragon.
O'BRIEN SUCCEEDS WRIGHT
Minister to Denmark Promoted to
WASHINGTON. May 18. It was an
nouneed at the State Department today
that Thomas J. O'Brien, of Michigan,
United States Minister to Copenhagen,
will become Ambassador to Japan in Sep
tember upon the retirement of Luke E.
Wright,' who has given notice to the
department that he wished to leave the
service at that date. A successor to
O'Brien has not yet been selected.
Coal Production In 1004.
WASHINGTON. May 18. The total pro
duction of coal in the United States in
1906 was 414,039,581 short tons of " 2000
pounds, valued at 3512,610,744. Pennsyl
vania contributed 200,646,084 short tons.
West Virginia has supplanted Illinois as
the second coal producing state.
Cruiser to Watch Filibusters.
HAVANA, May 18. Reports have
reached here, through the Colombian
government that a filibustering expedi-
$4 to $10
Busier than we ever were be
fore and that's the reason
we're only using about half
the usual amount of space
for our ad today.
This being so very busy
demonstrates in the most
positive manner that the men
of Portland like Columbia
And no wonder; for we
have decidedly raised the
standard of tailor work in
this town, and we've decid
edly lowered the cost two
factors of the greatest im
portance to men who demand
high-class garments, and yet
who appreciate the value of
money, and the saving that
is possible here.
If you're unacquainted
with us, we'd be delighted to
"break the ice."
Why put off that which is
to your best interests? .
GRANT PHKGLEY, Manager.
Elks Bldg. 7th and Stark.
tion against Colombia is being formed
near Cienfuegos. The cruiser Des Moines
h hami ordered to the scene to watch
or the expedition. The plotters against
Prsident Reyes, it Is stated, nave pur
chased a quantity of arms left over from
the revolution in Cuba a year ago.
Finish Cruiser at Navy-Yard.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. The United
States cruiser California was towed from
the Union Iron Works today to the Mare
Island Navy-yard, where the big warship
will be completed. On account of the
strike of ironworkers the Union Iron
Works people were unable to go ahead
with the almost finished cruiser.
Prince Happy With Humble Wife.
BERLIN. May 18. The death at Sals
burg yesterday of Prince Charles of
Hohenlohe-Langenberg recalls a princely
love affair which had a long and happy
sequel. Prince Charles was the eldest son
of Prince Ernest, and was heir to the
headship of his house, but immediately
after his father's death in 1S60 he re
nounced all his right to the large family
estate, so as to be able to marry Marie
Grathwohl, a beautiful girl of the people.
His rights passed to his brother, Prince
Hermann, now Viceroy of Alsace Lor
raine. The morganatic marriage of Prince
Charles was solemnized in Paris In 1861,
The couple lived in the greatest happiness
for 40 years, the wife dying In 1901. The
King of Wurtemburg ennobled her in 1WH),
conferring on her the title of Baroness
von Bronn. Prince Charles was born in
1829. He was a Major in the Wurtem
burg army and a Knight of tlie Order of
Attempt to Wreck Train.
NEWKIRK, Okla., May 18. Officers
here last night arrested a man in the
Santa Fe yards who is believed to be a
train wrecker. He had extinguished a
switch light and had thrown the
CONQUERS FIRE HANGER.
Barrett's Electric WJring.
Are Impure matters which the skin, liver,
kidneys and other organs cannot take care
of without help.
Pimples, boils, eczema and other erup
tions, loss of appetite, that tired feeling,
bilious turns, fits of indigestion, dull head
aches and many other troubles are due to
them. They are removed by
In usual liquid form or in chocolated
tablets known as Sarsatabs. 100 doses $1.
is perishable, it ought to
be kept in tight packages,
not exposed to air.
Yam rrocar returns year money if jo doa't
ik chinj.' But: w ar Bia.
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MAKING READY :
c FOR THE BEACH I
THIS YEAR MUSICAL PARTIES J
WILL BE ALL THE GO DUE- ,
ING SEASIDE VACATIONS
Special Sale Opens Tomorrow at Eil
ers of Slightly Used and Rental j
Pianoi Just the Thing for Your j.
Summer Cottage Great Chance for 1
Any One to Secure Good Piano, for '
Little Money, and On Easiest Pos
sible Terms Some Good Uprights as
Low as $135 A Number of Squares,
One at $12.50 Several Pianolas In
cluded. Last week's warm spell doubtless
turned your mind to thoughts of sea
shore rambles, early morning dips In
the surf, moonlight . strolls on the .
beach, and the Summer vacation.
Of course, when you go down to
your seaside cottage, you'll want tne
pleasure and companiononip oi
piano for life at the beach grows
monotonous at times without music.
Then, again, you hardly want the
children to forget their practicing
entirely. And yet, doubtless, you hesi
tate to move your costly, high-grade
piano to which you are so deeply at
tached fearing. perhaps. that the
shipping, moving and moist coast air
might prove detrimental.
We have a solution, however, which
we are sure will appeal to you and,
will enable you td continue your
musical pleasures uninterrupted and
the cost will be so moderate, and may .
be so arranged that you'll hardly
notice it at all. "
And here's the proposition. Just at
this particular time we've a number,
of slightty used pianos some of them ;
taken in exchange on new grands, ,
Pianolas and other Instruments, and :
others almost new Just returned from
parties who had 'rented them and.
these pianos we have decided to offer ..
in a special clearance sale, beginning
tomorrow, at prices which are positive
ly startling in their bona fide bargain:
nature. These instruments are all of i
well-known makes, and everyone has!
been, or will be, placed In perfect con-:
dition cases repolished, actions thor- i
oughly overhauled and each piano
carefully tuned and every piano in
the list Is worthy of critical Inani
tion from a strict musical standpoint.
Good Ones to Buy.
We shall offer these pianos at re-
markably low prices: A wneeioca ai
$135, with elegant rosewood case, as
good as new; a Kemble, Warde Co.
at $147. in mahogany, largest size; a
Newby & Evan3, in plain case but fine
ly finished, at $10; a Willard. in
stained case, at 8167: a Ludwig. in
walnut, at $175; another of same make
In manogany at $185; and still another
in oak at $165; a Fischer. In very
fancy mahogany case, at $180; a
Nugent at $118; a Schirmer at $95. and
numerous others at correspondingly
Amone- the list are several squares
just the thing for the children to keen
up their practicing on during the vaca
tion outing season away from home;
one of these as low as $12.60; another.
Hallet & ravls. for $33; a Bradbury
for $48; a Hardman at $62: a Chicker
ing for S6K; a Steinway for $67:
another Chlckering for $95; and a
Weber for $100.
Instead of sending your own fine
? lano down to the seashore and bring
ng it back each season, buy one of
theae excellent, slightly-used pianos,
and allow it to remain there season In
and season out. The cost of renting,
on tho usual basis, would, in two or
three seasons, be about as much as the
out-and-out cost of some of these instrument!-,
and after & few seasons
you'll have something to show for the
Genuine Pianolas, Too,
We've also five or six of the slightly
used genuine Pianolas still on hand which
were advertised a day or two ago, and
if ybu're prompt you can secure one
of thtse to use In connection with the
"silent" piano at an additional cost of
JR7 .;. sfa. 1120. or a sllsrhtly higher
figure. With each Pianola we give you.
a bench and a year's subscription to
the splendid Pianola Musical Library,'
containing over 13.000 selections. i
Of course you need not necessarily ;
contemplate a Summer at the seaside
to take advantage of this timely clear
ance sale. It is Just as advantageous
to those who intend to stay right at
home and, lnded. if you haven't a
piano at all, perhaps you would rather
stay at home, save the money of a va
cation trip, and buy one of these note
worthy bargains Instead. .
Rent, If You Don't Buy.
If you do not wish to buy, and
would, in any event, prefer to rent
an instrument for use at the beach,
we can accommodate you, and we'll
agree to supply you with a better
piano for less money than can be ob
This special sale of slightly-used In
struments begins tomorrow with store
opening, and while there is a wide'
range of choice as to styles, makes!
and prices, it would be well to be on
hard early, for the greatest bargains!
always go first.
Eilers Leads Them All.
There is hardly need to say tiiati
when there is anything "doing" in the
piano line, it's always at Eilers Piano
House the House of Highest Quality,
Biggest, Busiest and Best the house
that represents the world's three I
greatest makes Weber, Chlckering
and Kimball and v thirty other le'a
ing makes the- housa that sells 7 i '
per cent of all the pianos sold in Ore
gon the house that makes piano buy-,
ing easy tnat saves you money that
gives you the most substantial guar-.
Sntee that sells at strictly one-price.
There Is no mistaking the leadership
of the House of Eilers, with Its stores
In every Important city of the Paciflo
Northwest from California to Alaska,
the Rockies to the Coast. And that l
where you will find tomorrow's sale in
progress at 851 Washington street,
corner of, Park.
ot only stop
ly, but cleans tbe
cavity, removes all
odor, and prevent
decay. Keep a sup
ply and tave many
a dentist bill.
There sr Imitation. Bee that 70a get
Dent's Toot hawhc ttsm.
At all druggists, 1 cents, or by malL
Dent's Corn Gem clSu. '
C. S. DENT ft CO.. Dttroit, Miok.
Old Remedy. ' Vat Form.
VEVSft KXOWI TO FAIL.
Tarrant's Extract of Catxbs and
TbetrutWcM, quick and thorough cure for
;onorrao. clest, whites, ete. Easy
to take. so&Tsntsnt to carry- Fiitr
years successful use. Prise $' a
KOYVK Mt MARTIN. 83 Wash
ixiRton street, Portland, or by mail from tha
T&rrwnt to.. - uuaeon Jew xoriu
FOR WOMEN ONLY
Dr. Sanderson's Compound .
Bavin and Cotton Root Pills.
The Lest and only reliable
remedy for female trou
bles and irregularities.
Cure the most obstinate cases in 8 to
10 days. Pries fi per box, mailed in
plain wrapper. '
Address br. T. J. PIERCE. Ig. Ilr
tract. Portland. Oreson.
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