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VOL,- XXVI XO. 41.
PORTLAND, Oil EGO N, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CALL STRIKE OFF.
Vote to Yield,
LOCAL LEADERS SCORN ADViOE
Better Starve Than Surrender
Is Their Cry.
TREASURY. IS EXHAUSTED
I'nlon President Says Calls for Aid
Are Urgent New York Union to
Vote Today Neill's Last
XEW TOHK, Oct. 1!. Following the
visit to this city of Labor Commissioner
Nell, President Small of the Commercial
Telegraphers' Union, this afternoon took
decisive steps to close the telegraphers'
strike. He sent the following telegram to
all the leading cities In the country:
"New York, Oct. II, 1907. Prominent
New Yorkers appealed to me to call the
strike off. All efforts at negotiations are
exhausted, and the company's officials
say they will fight to a finish. The treas
ury Is depleted and no more funds are
available. Requests for relief from all
Ides are heavy and urgent. The general
assembly cannot meet them. The strike
having been ordered without the presi
dent's sanction, I recommend that locals
vote on the proposition."
Russell Opposes Surrender.
A meeting of the New York local
will be held tomorrow, when Mr.
Email's recommendation will be dis
cussed. Daniel L. Russell, chairman
of the strikers' board of strategy, said
tonight that Mr. Small had said noth
ing to the members of the local board
regarding his recommendation, either
before or after the same was made
public. Mr. Russell said that he had
protested against the strike In the be
ginning, but at the same time had said
that. If It was declared, he would sup
port It to the end. This promise he
said he had kept and he would never
ask the strikers to go to work unless
they received material concessions.
Better Starve Than Surrender.
Percy Thomas, former deputy president
of the general body, issued a statement
tonight. In the course of which he said:
"We have $15,000 In' the treasury of the
general assembly. I am advising all lo
cals not to declare the strike off, but to
continue the fight with greater energy
than heretofore. If we were right on
the first day of the strike, we are right
now. It Is better to starve than to sur
render." Mr. Nelll, In conference with the offi
cials of the Western Union today, made
a final efTort to ascertain If there was
any chance to make terms for the operat
ors. All phases of the subject were con
sidered, hut he was assured that the po
sition of the company would not be
changed under r.ny circumstances. Mr.
Netll's call was on account of the receipt
of a number of petitions and resolutions
of Common Council, asking for his Inter
vention. Helena Will Vote Monday.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 12. After receiv
ing a code message from President Small,
the looat telegraphers' union met tonight
and decided to postpone action on the
proposition of calling off the strike until
Monday night. President Shaw, of the lo
cal union, ears the 4 operators who
(walked out here will be guided by the ac
tion of the Chicago local.
Movements of Coast Vessels,
PAN FRANCISCO. Oct. IS. Arrived
Btearoer Seminole, Pulo flombo; steamer
Manchuria, Hongkong; bark R. P.
Rlthet, Honolulu: schooner Sequoia, Pag;
bark General Fery, Rotterdam; steamer
R. D. Inman, Astoria: steamer Alita,
Kuyokuk; steamer Nome city, sea; ac
count broken propellor shaft; steamer
Bat she has her tnntimg eye on
Aurelia. Columbia River: steamer Acme,
Grays Harbor: steamer City of Panama,
Portland. Balled Steamer Buckman, Se
attle; steamer State of California. Seat
tle; steamer Svea, Grays Harbor;
steamer Hoquiam, Grays Harbor;
schooner Salem, Port Townsend.
FIRST SECTION OF FLEET
Two Crnisers Start for Pacific
Ahead of Battleships.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 13. The Presi
dent's policy of strengthening the de
fenses on the Pacific Coast was practic
ally Inaugurated today by the departure
from Hampton Roads of the special serv
ice squadron, consisting of the armored
cruisers Tennessee and Washington, on
its long voyage of about 13,000 miles
around the coast of South America to
Magdalena Bay, where the two ships will
go through regular naval maneuvers in
company with the two new armored
cruisers California and South Dakota.
The four ships are of the same class.
The California and South Dakota were
built by the Union Iron Works, of San
Francisco, and are now In that vicinity.
The California Is In commission and it Is
expected that the South Dakota will be
ready for active service by the time the
Samuel Small, President of Com
mercial Telegraphers lTnion,
Who Has Called Vote on De
clining Strike Off. p
special service squadron arrives on the
Pacific Coast.' - . " .
Rear-Admiral Uriel Sebree is in com
mand of the special squadron. Captain
Thomas B. Howard, recently In command
of the cruiser Olympla, Is in command of
the Tennessee, and Captain Austin M.
Knight, formerly president of the Naval
Board of Ordnance, Is In command of the
NATIVE COAIi, ' FOKEIGX SHIPS
Metcalf Awards Contracts for Fuel
. for Pacific Voyage.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. The Secretary
of the Navy today awarded con
tracts under the recent proposals Invited
for carrying coal for the use of Admiral
Evans' fleet during the trip to the Pa
cific. The contracts are merely for car
rying, and all the coal to be delivered .3
American coal, all proposals for the de
livery of Cardiff having been dot-.ned.
The awards were all to the owners of
foreign bottoms for San Francisco de
livery. Llnd & Co., of New York, were
awarded lots of 20,000 tons each at $6.15
per ton. '
American Wedding In London.
LONDON, Oct. 12. Captain William H.
Clifford, United States Marine Corps, un
til recently commander of the American
Legation Guard at Pekln, waB married to
day at St. Andrew's Church. Westminster,
to Mue Mabel Moore, daughter of George
Moore, formerly of -Portland, Me. Cap
tain Clifford and his best man. Captain
Sidney A. Cloman. the American military
attache, were in full uniform. The Clif
fords left for Naples, . whence they will
sail for Manila. ' Captain -.Clifford havjng
been assigned to duty at Cavlte.
Mrs. Cecilia Paly Dead.
HELBNA, Mont.; Oct. 12. Mrs. Cecilia
Paly, the widow of Hugh Daly, a well
known Colorado-Montana pioneer and
herself a resident of the West for half
a century, died here today, aged 72 years.
Mrs. Daly was a native of Ireland, but
emigrated to America when quite young,
living In Chicago and St. Joseph. At
tracted by gold discoveries, with her hus
band she went to Colorado In 1863 and
came to Montana in the following year.
Oregon People In "'Chicago.
CHICAGO. Oct. 13. fSpecial.) Oregon
people registered at Chicago hotels today
From Portland C. H. Tyler. Dwight
Edwards, at the Auditorium Annex; O.
C. Barker, at the Auditorium; J. R.
Smith, at the" Great Northern.
From Empire City Elijah Smith, at the
i i, i
HARRY MURPHY JOTS DOWN HIS PICTORIAL IDEAS OF THE REALLY IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Thai kind of shower to make the
roee festival) bloom.
FOUNDERS IN 1GY
Steamer Cypress Lost
With 22 Men. '
SECOND MATE ONLY. SURVIVOR
Washed Ashore Too Exhaust
ed to Explain Wreck.
THOUGHT LEAK IS SPRUNG
Cypress Is on Her Second Trip When
Disaster Comes Spoken Day Be
fore and Red Streak Seen In
Wake, Indicating Leak.
SAUIT STE. MARIE. Oct 12. Bound
down from the head of the lakes on the
second trip she had made since being
launched at Lorain, O., on August 17
last, the fine stee'. freighter Cypress,
443 feet long, and owned by the Lacka
wanna Transportation Company, of
Cleveland, foundered last night In
Lake Superior off Deer Park, taking
down with her 22 members of the
Second Mate C. J. Pitt, washed
ashore lashed to a life raft, is the only
person left alive of the ship's people,
and his condition is so critical that
since he wes found on the beach he has
only been able to gasp out the name
of the sunken ship and the fact that 22
lives were lost.
Mate Only . One That Knows.
Pitt Is suffering from the dreadful
exposure in the icy waters of Lake
Superior, In addition to the buffeting
he" received from the breakers. Until
he recovers sufficiently to talk, the
story of the wreck and the exact cause
of the stout steel ship foundering will
not be definitely known.
Deer Park is about 30 miles south of
Grand Marais on the shore of Lake
Superior. Several bodies from the
wreck have washed ashore and two are
Known to be those of the first mate
and watchman. The names of but five
of the drowned members of the crew
are definitely known. They are as
Captain F. B. Huyick. Sheridan, N. Y.
. First Mate John Smith, Cleveland
Engineer J. P. Norcross, Gowanda,
N. Y. '
Cook W. M. Dundon and wife.
Explanations of Foundering.
Marine men suggest as a possible
explanation of the foundering theories
that the engines became disabled, that
the plates opened and the ship sprung
a leak and that the hatches may not
have been securely battened, permit
ting the steamer to fill with water from
the waves washing over her decks.
. The indications are that the founder
ing was due to a sudden leak. The
steamer George Stevenson reported to
day that she passed the Cypress late
yesterday. A red streak was dis
tinguishable In the water behind her.
Indicating that her plates had
been sprung and that the iron ore -with
which the ship was loaded, was dis
coloring the water. Captain Harbottle
of the Stevenson says he passed so
close that he could see that the hatches
of the Cypress were not covered. A
heavy sea waa continually awash with
the combers that broke over her rails.
Late last night lights of the vessel
near Deer Park were visible to the
crow of the Stevenson and then sud
denly disappeared. '
MATH NURSED : BACK TO LIFE)
HHOiwn Consciousness and Telia Hor
rible Tale of Suffering.
SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich., Oct 18.
Recovering consciousness after hours
of constant nursing, the second -mate
of the Cypress, which foundered off
Deer Park life-saving station in Lake
Superior last night, gave a graphic
Ia the meantime, what's became of
tho Portland tamf
account of the last moments of the
crew on board the Ill-fated vessel. The
mate said that the Cypress was mak
ing fairly good headway against the
storm, when suddenly the cargo shift
ed, giving the croft a heavy list This
was about 7 P. M., when the vessel
was off Deer Park in the regular
course of vessels bound up and down.
Water began pouring into . the
hatches and a panic ensued, many of
the crew putting on life preservers.
The captain, however, felt confi
dent he could reach shelter behind
Whitefish Point and the. boats were
not lowered. Both engines and pumps
were working and the crew felt sure
the vessel would not sink without
But suddenly the big freighter rolled
over on her' side and almost Instantly
plunged to the bottom. When the ves
sel, rolled over the . first and second
mates,, watchman and wheelman were
close to a life-raft,' which they cut
loose and got off In time to escape the
whirlpool caused by the Cypress as she
plunged beneath the surface of the
water. The boat sank about 7 o'clock
In the evening.
Until 2 A. M. the four men clung to
their frail support while the waves
drove them towards shore. Five times.j
the raft was upset, the men having to
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
The Weather. -YESTERDAY'S
Maximum temperaturf. 61
decrees; minimum. 54.
TODAY'S Cloudy. with possibly rain:
Australia adopts protective tariff agalnt
Great Britain. Section 4, page 9
Boers again crowding British out of Trans
vaal. Section 4. page 1.
Francis Joseph grows worse, lungs being ln
. named. Section 1. -page 2.
Forest Service learns lesson from Germany.
Section 3. page 4.
Commissioner Ialtm predicts fuel famine In
Northwest. Section 1, page 4.
Army will ask appropriation for balloons.
Section 1, page 2.
Roosevelt to declare final position on third
term when delegates are elected. Sec
tion 1, nage 3.
Hearst's alliance with Republicans causes
disgust on both sides. Section 3. page 4.
Kansas turns to La Follette for President.
Section 1. page 8.
Iederlck Weyerhaeuser celebrates golden
wedding by voyage down Mississippi.
Section 1, page 7.
Great prairie fire In Montana. Section 1,
Small orders vote on calling off operators'
-strike. Section 1. page 1.
Ship wrecked on Lake Superior and 22 lives
lost. Section 1. page 1.
Total stealings of embezzlers In six months.
Section 1. page 4. . , -- -
Bodies of two nuns found petrified. SeVtion
1. page 4. -Fish
may seek Injunction against roting of
Union Pacific's Illinois Central stock.
Section 1, page 1.
University of Washington defeats Mult
nomah at football, 10 to 0. Section 4.
Plans of Portland Hunt Club for horse
show. . Section 4, page 6.
Interscholastlc football season will open
next Saturday. Section 4, page 6.
College football season opens this week.
Section 4. sage 7.
Boxing game quiet on Coast. Section 4,
Coast League magnates go East on Import
ant mission. Section 4. page 7.
Beavers again beaten by Los Angeles. Sec
tion 4, page 8. -
Chicago shuts out Detroit and wins world's
championship. Section 1, page 7.
Pacific Coast. . - .
Frank Wilson identified In Linn County and
Is not Brown's assassin. Section 1,
Pendleton Jury finds McCarthy guilty of
stealing watch for which Editor McMa
nus kills Estes. Section 1, page 6.
Contract let for big Irrigation ditch In Uma
tilla County. Section 1, page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Partial advance in Coast sugar prices. Sec
tion 4. page 11. t
New records made in Chicago wheat mar
ket. Section 4, page 11.
Stocks adversely affected by alleged Harrl
man report. Section 4, page 11.
Effort will be made t6 haul the wrecked
schooner Solano overland to Shoalwater
Bay. Section 4, page 10.
Portland, and Vicinity.
Straw-vote in three Portland business blocks
shows Roosevelt. Taft and Hughes in
order named, to be Repubtlcan choice
for president. Section 1, page 1.
United Railways will build scenic railway
line on heights to Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Section 4. page 9.
Mrs. Lydla Foster swears out warrant for
arrest of her husband and ' Mrs. Grace
. Justice, who was supposed to have
drowned herself. Section 1, page 10.
Neighboring states aid Rose Show. Section
1. page 10.
Bold highwaymen rob meat market. Sec
tion 1. age 8.
Union engineers defy Federated Trades
. Council. Section 1, page 8. , -
Syrian hides in bedding and frightens wife.
Section 3 pae 4.
Dr. Ferguson reiterates tales about hop
yards. Section 2. page 10.
Scavengers say Superlntenwent Daggett
formed combine. Section 1, page 8-
The Bull "Tve got the bear la
AND HUGHES LEAD
Shown by Poll of Big
ONE WEAK FAIRBANKS VOICE
Portland Professional Men Ex
press their Preference.
DEMOCRATS FOR BRYAN
Though President and Secretary ol
War Break Even, It Is W ith Un
derstanding That Fprmer
Will Not Run Again.
I RECAPITULATION OF CANVASS, i
t Roosevelt 89
Hughes ,. .3T i
Fall-bank, 1 i
Johnson . . . 3 f
Roosevelt, Taft, Hughes.
This Is the order of preference in which
the Republican Presidential candidates
stand as Indicated by a poll made yes
terday of the tenants of the Chamber of
Commerce, the Marquam and The Ore
gonian buildings. Though the straw vote
gives Roosevelt and Taft an equal num
ber of" adherents, fully SO per cent of
those expressing their preference for the
big Secretary of War qualified their selec
tion by saying that it was made with the
understanding that the President would
not be a candidate for re-election under
any circumstances. The' canvass of The
Oregonian building was exclusive of The
Oregonlan and Telegram employes.
Why Taft Comes Second.
Expressions of "Roosevelt Is good
enough for me," 'The present President
seems to be doing all right," "Can see
no objection to the present Incumbent,"
IN THE OREGONIAN BUIUINO.
and other similar Indorsements of Presi
dent Roosevelt and his policies greeted
the canvasser on every hand. Pressed to
indicate a second choice, the Republican
elector almost invariably named Taft,
apparently not wholly from personal ad
miration for the man and his recognized
ability as a statesman and a diplomat,
but because of the honest conviction that
the successor to President Roosevelt 'must
be a -man familiar with the policies of
the present administration, and possessed
of the ability and willingness to further
carry them out.
Hnghes Third Choice.
For third choice Governor Hughes, of
New York, was preferred almost unani
mously. It is a(slngular fact that in the canvass
of the three buildings the only Republi
can candidates mentioned were Roosevelt,
Taft and Hughes and the order of their
preference was as given. Not once was
either Cannon, Knox nor Root suggested,
and only one voter so much as whispered
faintly the name of Charles Warren Fair
banks, he of cocktail and buttermilk
Of Democrats only a few were found,
and with them1 there was but little
division of choice. It was Bryan for
them all, one or two tjnkrng Johnson,
of Minnestoa, for variety. With their
"peerless'" leader they are satisfied that
persistency has its virtue and they are
Mo ost If s there to star-
willing to back the Xebraskan for the
third and probably the last time.
Taft Men Explain Choice.
Fully 30 per cent of those expressing
their preference for Taft explained that
they did so with the understanding that
Roosevelt was entirely' ont of the race
and not to be considered. Probably 60
per cent of this number are for Taft
without any consideration for Roose
velt. The other 10 per cent declared they
would be suited with either Taft or
Roosevelt, a continuance of the
policies of the present administration
being of greater importance to them than
the personality of the candidate. 1
Of those who selected Roosevelt as their
first choice, at least 80 per cent said Taft
was the only substitute for them. Oc
casionally one was found who preferred
Hughes to .Taft for second choice, but
the Instances were rare.
Sentiment Is a Surprise.
That sentiment locally should be divided
so evenly between President Roosevelt
and Secretary of War Taft was not sus
pected, in view of the fact that the Presi
dent has announced repeatedly that he
would not be a candidate to succeed him-)
self. But there are a number of en-
Representative Herbert Parsons,
Chairman of Hew York County
Republican Committee, Who
Haa Made Fusion Deal With
thuslastlc . Republicans in Portland who
will have no candidate other than Roose
velt. They ' cherish the hope that the
man with the Big 'Stick will reconsider
and listen to the voice of the people.
But, knowing too well the positiveness of
the President's convictions, they hardly
expect him to change his mind and allow
his name to be considered as a candidate.
Hope for a. Deadlock.
' They are not Inclined to give up hope,
yet, hewever, and hope that some con
tingency may arise toy -wtlieh the nomi
nation will be forced .on . him. Such a
situation, they argue, might result from
a deadlock in the National Convention.
In that event they figure Roosevelt would
be the logical and only alternative.' .
The policies of President Roosevelt are
especially strong In the West, and par
ticularly In Oregon, where Roosevelt re
ceived the unprecedented majority of
29,000 In the last Presidential election. It
is for this reason that a majority of the
Republicans who were interviewed de
mand that Roosevelt be retained for an
other term. If he declines to consider
a renominatlon, his supporters through
out the West will Insist that Taft be
named as his successor.
Is Qnestion'or Policy.
It is a question of policy rather than
of personality that Is largely responsible
for the strong Taft sentiment, say those
who were polled. They consider the Sec-
IN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Roosevelt . . . .30
Johneon . 1
retary of War has the indorsement of
the President In his candidacy for the
Presidential nomination, and when the
policies so vital to the Pacific Coast
are taken Into consideration, the Repub
licans in this state are demanding the
nomination of a man of the. Roosevelt
y .In consideration of these facts Taft Is
considered the only logical candidate on
the theory that it would be a serious mis-
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Taking It out on his tin happy
I iiiitwii.riimiiitMiiltaMiiniint'ii'iifiri'iiri Murmumm-n' J
Helen Maloney Had
$500,000 in Cash.
ALL DISAPPEARED WITH HER
Family Confident She Is Victim
of British Plot.
ACQUAINTANCE WAS SLIGHT!
Couple Met In Paris and Clarkson.
Betrayed Knowledge of Family.
Girl Considered Former Mar- (
rlago Not Binding.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12. (Special.) i
That Helen Maloney is the victim of .
a carefully planned conspiracy is the
belief now held by her closest friends.
After days of Investigating, these
persons are inclined to the opinion 1
that In his campaign to Induce her to j
leave her family, home and friends
with him, Samuel Clarkson, the young;
Englishman with whom she disap
peared, had the aid of others desirous '
of sharing the 1500.000 she was known ;
to have In her possession and as much j
more as the family might be willing to j
give to Induce him to drop out of her
This fund, In the form of negotiable
bonds and stocks of the best market '
value, was given to Miss Maloney on j
her 21st birthday, a few months ,
ago, and by her was placed on deposit!
in a bank, which collected the dividends!
and interest for her account. Prior to j
her departure the bonds and stocks were j
taken up by her and disappeared with1
Baslly Turned Into Cash.
So far nothing has been found to Indl- i
cate that the papers have been turned i
Into money, but they are easily transfer- j
able and might not show at the transfer '
offices of the several companies for ,
months. AH that was necessary .to turn
them into cash was Miss Maloney's sig
nature on the back of the various In
struments. That she had been given this
amount of securities was known to all
her friends, and It is said Clarkson ,
learned of It In England soon after he
"As the matter stands." said William
J." Fanning, counsel for Martin Maloney,
the girl's father, "we are no nearer to
finding the glrlr than we were days ago.
Until she Is found we cannot decide what
is to be done. All we are trying to do Is
to find her and what her situation Is.
When we find what has happened, then
we can best deride what to do.
"It is not true that the girl has been
heard from since the departure from the
Waldorf.- Andrew P. Maloney may learn
something In Montreal, or he may go
through to Quebec to see the steamship
offices about the couple, who left that
port on the Empress of Ireland."
Clarkson Looks T'p the Family.
In line with the theory that others
were involved with Clarkson In his
plan to win the affection of the girl.
It is pointed out by her friends that
other than the woman who introduced
hiro to Mrs. Maloney In Paris, they had
not a single friend in common. The .
Philadelphia woman, who Introduced
him, knew little of him other than i
that she had met him through a
Further, it has been pointed out
that Clarkson knew a great deal of
the Maloney family and its affairs for
one who was a new acquaintance, :
indicating that, at least he had looked ;
the family up carefully. Clarkson en- j
tertained extensively in London, In- '
troduclng many of his friends, and I
gave the Impression of owning large !
estates. . '
For Ifa.lss Maloney's acceptance of
Clarkson as a suitor after her mar
riage to Osborn .an explanation is made
by Mr. Fanning. He points out that
the rules of the Roman Catholic Church
do not consider marriage by a Justice
of the Peace to l.e valid and that Helen
being a Catholic, he.d to this view.
"From what I know of Helen," said
Mr. Fanning, "I am inclined to think
she took the Mamaroneck marriage as
aJoke and In view of her religious:
training not binding."
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