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Anchors at' Yokohama
MYRIADS SHOUT GREETING
Received on Arrival by Japan
CITY GAY WITH BUNTING
Preceded by Yankton, White Battle
ships Steam Into Harbor Island
Newspapers Herald Event as .
the Greatest In History.
YOKOHAMA. Oct. IS. Sixteen
American battleships, constituting the
Atlantic fleet, on its peaceful cruise
around the world, are riding at anchor
today in the Bay of Tokio. occupying
a post of honor in front of a like num
ber of Japanese men-of-war. the white
i hulls of the American vessels making
strong contrast with the somber-hued
v ones of the Japanese.
In the bar. altve with bunting, gaily
decorated tugs and steamers loaded
with sightseers are steaming to and
fro and launches from the shore and
the war vessels are bearing uniformed
officers on their official visits of wel
Yankton Slightly In Advance.
Preceded by its tender, the Yank
ton, the American fleet entered the
harbor in a fog that hung over the
bay and dropped anchor at 9:30 o'clock
this (Sunday) morning, one-half hour
later than the time scheduled. This
was due to the fog.
The first realization that the fleet
was near at hand came at 8:45 A. M.,
when the guns from one of the 16
Japanese battleships lying outside the
break water -red a-swilll R File Yank
ton appeared through the fog. In a
few minutes the f.g lifted slightly,
enabling the watcher on bay and shore
to get a view of the fleet as it steamed
slowly in. in single-ilne formation.
Welcome Is Extended.
The fleet proceeded to its anchorage
ground and anchored in four columns
in front of th Japanese fleet. When
anchors were cast, a reception com
mittee representing every department
of the Japanese government and ac
companied by attaches of the various
foreign embassies and legations and
the Mayor of Yokohama boarded the
flagship Connecticut and officially
welcomed Hear-Admiral Spcrry. his of
ficers and men to Japan.
HOYAIi WELCOME TO FLEET
Mikado's Subjects Outdo Themselves
to Honor I'ncle Sam's Fighters.
YOKOHAMA. Oct. 18. It was in the
gray hours before dawn this morning
when the leviathans of America's great
white battleship fleet were dimly dis
cerned maneuvering off the entrance to
Tokio Bay. while 1 war vessels, the
pride of Japan, in somber color, swung
at their anchor buoys outside of the
breakwater encircled by' low purple
Mils. Already Yokohama was awake
and th streets were crowded with ex
cited people streaming from the sur
rounding country afoot, in rikishas or
In carriages, making their way to the
waterfront and to the hills overlooking
the bay, to get their first glimpse of the
Thousands View Fleet.
From thousands of flagstaffs and
buildings and every point in the big city
floated the Stars and Stripes, and the
entire length of miles of streets were
almost walled with intertwined Ameri
can and Japanese emblems. The bay
Uself was fairly aflame with bunting.
(Concluded on Pace -
I Gaeea I C" Lay Thl Aside
. Amotker Six Months.
May Indict Officials for Perjury.
Governor Also Orders All Lot
teries to Stop.
CARSON, Nev.. Oot. IT. Governor D. S.
Dlckerson this afternoon ordered Attorney-General
Richard H. Stoddard to noti
fy the district attorneys of the various
counties to begin proceedings at once
against every dividend-paying mine in the
state which has not paid its bullion tax.
It is probable that many of the officials
of mines that have filed sworn state
ments showing that they are operating at
a lose and yet have been paying dividends
will be indicted for perjury in falsifying
These prosecutions will follow the lines
suggested by State Bullion Tax Collector
Haley, which shows that, while the out
put of the state's mines is a million a
month, only WS.OOO has been paid in for
taxes in the last six months. A feature
of the report is that many lotteries have
been operated openly in the state in vio
lation of Federal and state laws.
"The lotteries must stop at once," said
the Governor. "As for the mineowners,
their case may take a little more time."
The report also showed that the rev
enue of the state from gambling was In
excess of JwOO.OOO a year. The 611 games
pay J75 a month each. '
SAYS HIS WIFE BEAT HIM
Seattle Man Gets Divorce From
Brawny Better Half.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 17. (Special.)
Because, as he alleged, his wife, six
Inches taller than ne, oeat him and
threatened his life, Willis E. Klncald
was granted a divorce in the Su
perior Court today.
"I don't think it is safe for a man of
your size to live with a woman as
large and as belligerent as your wife
seems to be." said Judge Frater. "The
decree is granted."
Klncald testified that when he
married her he believed his wife to
be a widow without children. Last
March a stalwart son of Mrs. Klncald,
Just home from the Philippines, strode
into the house and ordered his step
father out. Once Mrs. Klncald walked
into his office, Klncald said, assaulted
him, and told him his life would not
be safe unless be left her. Klncald
said he did not go home that night-
PLAN FETE FOR TEDDY
Koosevclt's Visit to Khartoum Is Al
ready Heralded About Egypt.
CAIRO. Egypt, Oct, 17. Preliminary
arrangements already are being made
here for the visit of President Roose
velt to Khartoum in 1909, and be is be
ing talked of today as "the great
celebrity" who Is coming to Egypt
It appears from the arrangements
that are being completed that Mr.
Roosevelt will enter Africa by way of
Mombassa and travel toward the great
lakes by . the British railroad. He will
then take a caravan across the wilder
ness to Khartoum and make his way
down the "Nile. He may choose, how
ever, to enter by some other way and
mane his exit via Mombassa.
The Roosevelt expedition is spoken
of here as scientific and not wholly for
TWO MORE LIBEL SUITS
Woolwine and Ijos Angeles Express
Accused of More Wrongs.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17. Two more
suits were filed today against the Eve
ning Express and Thomas Lee Woolwine,
city prosecutor. In connection with the in
vestigation Mr. Woolwine has been
making Into alleged protection of vice by
the Mayor and Police Commissioners of
H. B. Woodlll, of the Police Commis
sion, filed suit for $150,009 damages against
the Evening Express Company and Ed
ward T. Earl, the owner of the paper,
for alleged HbeL
Edward B. Tufts. Police Commissioner,
filed a suit against Mr. Woolwine, de
manding $30,000 damages on account of
alleged injuries to his feelings and his
standing- in the community.
l.t W ForKrt. Shame! rp to New Tork. .irther Mysterious Disappearance. Too Thin.
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Political Horison Has
BRYAN'S CHANCES DECREASE
Doubtful States Swing Into
TAFT HELPS OWN FIGHT
New York, Illinois and Indiana Are
Looked Vpon Now as Safe for Big
Ohioan Change in Condi
tions in Two Weeks.
STATES PROBABLY REPUBLICAN.
Connecticut .. 7
Delaware .... 3i
Nebraska .... 8'
New York 30!
N. Hampshire. 4
'New Jersey 12
North Dakota ...4
South Dakota 4
'Rhode Island .. 4
Washington .... S
West Virginia .. 7
STATES PROBABLY HEMOCRATJO.
Alabama ..ll'Oklnhoma T
Arkansas . 0 North Carolina. .12
Florida .VKouth Carolina.. 9
Georgia 13 'Tennessee ......12
Kentucky . ...1." Texas IS
Louisiana ... i Virginia 12
Missouri LSI Total 161
Montana -. 3
Necessary to elect, 42.
BT HARRY J. BROWN.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash-JUurton-Oot.
- 17. Nothing short of a
Democratic landslide can now prevent the
election of William H. Taft. .Two weeks
ago the situation was far different, but In
this brief period marked gains have been
made by the Republicans, and at least
three important states have been removed
from the doubtful Into the probable Re
publican column New York, Illinois and
The political outlook as viewed by Re
publican leaders is rapidly improving. In
dependent voters are being swung into
line for Taft; the movement of labor votes
towards Bryan, once alarming, has been
quite g-.jierally checked; disaffection
among the negroes has been largely over
come, and enthusiasm, or at least interest,
is being awakened among all classes.
There are several causes contributing to
Taft Helps Own Cause.
The appearance of Mr. Taft on the
stump has been decidedly bonofjclal to the
Republican cause. He has inspired con
fidence among those who have heard
him; he has satisfied them of his fitness
for the Presidency, and his answers to the
campaign arguments' of the opposing can
didate have been all that was necessary
to insure the votes of many who previous
ly had been in doubt. Particularly has
Mr. Taft been effective among laboring
men and among independent voters. The
former have been convinced that he is
their friend not their enemy, and the lat
ter no longer question the ability of the
Republican nominee to measure up to the
requirements of the office to which he as
pires. It would be difficult In fact. Impossi
ble to estimate the amount of assistance
which Governor Hughes, of New York,
has rendered the Republican National
ticket by bis tour of the Middle West.
Hughes has clinched many, many inde
pendent votes which were wavering; he
won back others that had crept into the
Bryan fold In the early days of the cam
paign. Hughes Is an idol among the bet
ter classes of citizens in the Middle West,
(Conoluded on Page 2.)
DRAWS A FEW MORE PICTURES SOME HUMOROUS, SOME
Daughters of California-Born Mon
golians Assert Equal Educa
.' tlonal Rights.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17. The at
torney for the eight Chinese com
panies today communicated with the
Board of Education of this city, de
manding that three Chinese girls,
daughters of Soo Hoo Fong, a Chinese
of American birth and a citizen of this
State, be permitted to attend the Jean
Parker primary school, an order for
their removal to one of the Oriental
schools of the city having been made
by the board.
The matter calls into question the
State law, which says that in any sec
tion where separate schools have been
provided, no Indians, Chinese or Mon
golians shall be allowed to attend
schools maintained for the instruction
of white children. '
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperatur,
49.4 degrees; minimum, 37.8.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; north to east
Last mlrataff balloon picked up lit aea; both
aeronauts drowned. Section 1, page 4.
Turkey mobilizes army and war with Bul
garia may be question of hours. Section
1. page 1.
Straus repeats charge of Republican assess
ment on Wall street; Hitchcock says he
will disprove it. Section 1, page 5.
Roosevelt approves Lilley's exposure of
lobbying for submarine contracts. Sec
tion 1, page 4.
Taft's campaign indicates landslide for him.
Section 1, page 1.
Republicans show taint of Standard Oil on
Gompers. Section 1, page 1.
Taft jtpeaks to great crowds In North
Carolina and at Richmond. Section 1,
New York World's estimates of result of
election. .Section 1, page 3.
Bryan speaks to great meeting at Omaha,
Section 2, page 3.
Big Boston bond Arm accused of fraudulent
assignment. Section 1, page 4.
Ton more deaths from forest fires, which
are still unchecked. Section 1, page 1.
Native-born Chinese girls In San Francisco
claim right to enter white schools. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Nevada will sue mine-owners for bullion tax
and prosecute officers for perjury. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Cashier of Morse's Bank objected to Ice
stock an collateral. Section 1, page 1.
Coast Ttijiie scores: J Sn ji Francisco, 11-2;
Porifii 1-0. ' S?ctyn'3, page 2.
Yale defeats -'- West Point at football.
Section 2,page 2.
California freshmen win Rugby game with
Stanford freshmen. Section 2, page 2.
Oregon freshmen 6, Portland West Side
High School 0. Section 2, page 2.
Judge nominated under Washington direct
primary law as good as elected. Section
1, page 6.
Abernethy Grange holds fair in Clackamas
County, Or. Section 1, page 7.
Washington lumbermen split over rate fight.
Section 1, page 7.
Bold forger arrested at Wallace. Idaho.
Section 1. page 11.
Hood River apple 'fair attracts 6000
visitors. Section 1, Page 7.
Medfprd, Or., hunter believed to have
perished in mountain storm. Section 1,
Judge Hnry E. McGinn opens Republican
campaign in Linn County. Section 1,
Columbia J win from Cricketers, 5 to 2. Sec
tion 4, page 6.
Old stars will greatly strengthen Univer
sity of Washington eleven. Section 4.
Head work is secret of Chicago's victory In
National League. Section 4. page 6.
Season's1 record shows Coapt League to be
star minor organization. Section 4,
Individual records of pic yers In Eastern
Leagues. - Section 4, H?age 7.
Great automobile records are expected In
Long Island racea, October 24. Section
4, page 7.
Fort land and Vicinity.
Jury holds Edward H. Martin guilty of
manslaughter. Section 4, page 10.
"Bunko" Kelly says Martin did not murdsr
Wolff. Section 2, page 12.
Big cut in insurance rates on dwellings.
Section 2, page 12.
Horse phow closes successful display In blaze
of glory- Section 1, page 3.
L. Zimmerman arretted for ojwratlng slaughter-house
In South Portland. Section 3,
Demonstration train will instruct Valley
farmers in modern method Section 4,
Real estate sales for week are up to average.
Section 3, page 8.
Strong demand for rertdonce sites on East
Side. Section 8, page .
Elaborate educational plan la outlined for ,
members of State Grange. Section 3.
Cashier Scrlbers forging of Thomson note
Is mysterious problem. Section 1, page 8.
Apparent discrepency of $3000 discovered In
Portland Postofflce. Section 1, page 8- !
Mobilizes Army in Asia
Minor in Haste.
WAR MAY GOME IN FEW HOURS
Angry Because Bulgaria Re
fused to Negotiate.
POWERS URGE MODERATION
Turkey Dislikes Programme of Con
ference Ferdinand Urges Cab
inet to Moderate Attitude.
Hurried Paris Conferences.
PARTS, Oct. 17. The optimism pre
vailing In official circles up to today
concerning; the ability of the powers
to maintain peace in Eastern Europe
was rudely shattered this evening" on
receipt of a telegram from the French
Ambassador at Constantinople, Mr.
Cons-tans, announcing that. Turkey had
ordered the mobilization of her troops
In Asia Minor, and tonight it Is be
lieved that a few hours will determine
the issue of peace or war.
This is regarded as Turkey's answer
to Bulgaria's refusal to accord com
pensation for her independence and to
the powers which arranged lie pro
gramme in London for the interna
Powers Counsel Moderation.
Instructions have been hurriedly
forwarded to the French representa
tives at Constantinople , and Sofia to
renew their counsels of peace and the
other powers i.ave sent similar In
structions to their representatives in
these cities, urging moderation on the
part of Bulgaria and Turkey.
The fear among diplomats, however. Is
that intervention may come too late and
that the Bulgarians, In their present state
of excitement, may accept Turkey's act
as one of provocation and advance across
the frontier, when a collision between the
armies would be inevitable . and Irrepar
able. At a dinner at the Russian embassy
tonight In honor of M. Iswolsky, the Rus
sian foreign minister, at which Premier
Clemenceau, M. PIchon, the French for
eign minister, and Baron Rosen, the Rus
sian ambassador to the United States,
who Is now on his way to Biarritz, were
present, the hope was expressed that
diplomacy might yet save the day. If
24 hours can be gained, diplomats in
Paris generally believe that Turkey and
Bulgaria can be made to see the folly
' Suspect Reactionary Scheme.
As soon as word of Turkey's action
reached here, Xaoum Pasha, the Turkish
ambassador, called upon Sir Francis
Bertie, the . British ambassador, but the
purpose of the interview has not been
M. Standoff, the Bulgarian diplomatic
agent in Paris, did not attempt to con
ceal the gravity of the news, but said
that he could not understand such a
move, as he had received a reassuring
telegram In the afternoon from Sofia,
which stated that Bulgaria, among other
things, was ready to negotiate the matter
of the Oriental Railroad with the com
In some quarters it is believed the
unfavorable impression produced by the
programme outlined for the Interna
tional conference was a large factor
In the Porte's decision to take matters
in Its own hands. Others suspect a
scheme of the Reactionaries to crush
the new regime In Turkey.
War Appears Imminent.
A special dispatch to the Temps from
Constantinople confirms the announce
ment of the mobilization of the Turkish
army and It adds that 60 locomotives
are now ready to transport troops. The
order, the dispatch says, applies only
(Conefcded on F&g-e 8.)
OTHERWISE-ON THE EVENTS
Republican leaders Expose Friendly
Relations of Bryanite Labor
Man AVith Monopoly.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. (Special.) The
taint of Standard Oil was put upon
Samuel Gompers today In a statement
given out at the Republican National
headquarters. Two advertisements for
companies subsidiary to the Standard
Inserted in the September Issue of the
Federatlonist, of which the Bryan
labor leader Is manager and editor,
were made a basis for this attack. Re
publican leaders said they would like
to know If this financing of Mr. Gom
pers' paper was part of the deal where
by he is now going about the country
trying to throw the votes of union
labor to the Democratic, ticket.
It is apparent that through the me
dium of advertisements in this labor
magazine these oil companies could
hope to reach no market for their
products. Laboring men do not use
Signal oil. The conclusion that these
advertisements were Inserted for some
other purpose is current, and that the
purpose was to pay Mr. Gompers in a
secret manner, rather than the idea
of securing ordinary advertising re
PLAYERS TO COME WEST
Southern League Secretary Gives
Ont List of Drafts.
AUBURN, N. Y., Oct. 17. Secretary
Farrell tonight gave out the following
drafts in the Southern Baseball League:
Mobile, from Tacoma Shea.
Atlanta, from Vancouver Sugden.
Drafts of Pacific Coast:
San Francisco, from Vancouver Mun
Los Angeles, from Bloomington God
win. Oakland, from Reading, Pa. Boyce;
from Willlamsport, Foster; from Akron,
Schwartz (disallowed). 4
Portland, from Spokane Dunn and
Spoonemoore; from Tacoma, Carron;
from, Bloomington, Higgins (disallowed):
from Bridgeport, Beaumont; from Lynn,
CUT OFF BEARD IN ANGER
Chanler's AVay of Resenting Rejec
tion by Amelie Rives.
CHARLOTTE, Va.', Oct. 17. The
story of how he cut off his French
beard because Amelie Rives had re
fused him, and what he characterized
as ill-bred conduct toward him by
members of the Knickerbocker Club of
New Tork, including Stanford White,
Augustus St. Gaudens and others, were
among the points brought out In the
testimony of John Armstrong Chanler
at today's session of his proceedings
legally to establish his sanity and re
cover a fortune he alleges was wrest
ed from him in New Tork.
TRUST'S NOSE TWISTED
California State Board Forces Amer
ican Book Company to Terms.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Oct 17. By
holding up bills aggregating $13,348,
the State Board or examiners nas
nmnfiiefi the American Book Com
pany, of New Tork, to file a certificate
of incorporation with the Secretary of
RtntA Th romoratlon was owed roy
alties by the state in the sum of
$13,248.96, but the Examiners recently
rHnnnvnred the company was not com
plying with the laws of California, and
today forced it to nie tne proper pa
pers, and pay a fee of 500 for the
privilege of doing so.
DOUBLE MURDER IN OMAHA
Sewell Sleuman, Wealthy .Broker,
Kills Sweetheart, Then Himself.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17. Sewell Sleu
man, reputed to be morth half a million
dollars and well known throughtout the
West as a broker, tonight shot and killed
Eva Hart, whose company he has been
keeping for some time and then took his
The shooting occurred at the home of
Miss Hart, 4304 Burdette street, whither
the two had driven in an automobile a
short, time before the double tragedy
OF THE WEEK
Children Victims of
BABES BURNED LIKE WOOD
Scenes of Unspeakable Horror
Depicted by Survivors.
BRAVE GIRL MEETS DEATH
Death List Exceeds BO and May
Reach 100 Devastated District
in Northern Michigan Covers
JO-0 Square Miles.
ALPENA, M!ch Oot. IT. Out of h
fire-swept district t the north, of thl
city, where flames are spreading untold;
death and desolation unchecked, com
advloes which Indicate that the (vDnbeF
of dead will exceed 60 and. may run
up well towards 100. Early today it
was known that 22 had bean sacrificed:
to the flames. Later advloes confirmed
this report and. added 10 more to th
list of victims. Tonight it Is certain
that the casualltlea will largely exceed!
every previous report.
In the vicinity of Mets, Bolton and
Posen the fires have burned sufficiently
to leave several hundred, women and
children camping with . comparative)
safety In the open fields, but near this
city tonight the fires became eo threat
ening that Mayor McKnlght called out
a volunteer force of several hundred
men with shovels to construct trenches
In an effort to stem the progress. of
the flames towards this city. The same
southwest wind that swept fires
through the village of Mets is still
blowing, with consequent'great danger
to villages and farms.
An old couple named PachlnskI,
hemmed In on all sides, were burned to
death in their home near Posen. Their
charred bodies were lifted today from
the mass of ashes and ruins which cov
According to dispatches' which have
reached this city, four members of the
family of John Sezerski, of Rogers
City, were cremated in their home
when a wall of flames drove them
back from the road through which
they were endeavoring to escape, and
crowded them back Into the house,
which was soon a mass of ashes and
. The horror surrounding the death
agonies of the Sezerski family has been
duplicated more than once during' the
terrible disaster which for two days
past has torn families apart, leaving
some members to reach places of
safety, others to be consumed in the
terrific heat of the fires which are
burning fiercely on all sides and hour
ly growing more formidable and dif
ficult to check.
Six Children Burned.
Out of this maze of horror comes the
story of the finding of the bodies of
six Dust children in a road near Metz.
Like the Sezerski family, they re
mained in their home, fear-stricken.
praying that the angry flames would
pass by or that some avenue of escape
would 'Open to them at the last mo
ment when they would be compelled to
face the fire. .
The sickening end of their prayers is
told In the finding of six bodies, charred
almost beyond recognition, lying In
the road. At the final moment, when
the flames had razed the barn and was
licking up the fences surrounding the
house, the children, In pairs, locked
arms and dashed Into the heat and
smoke. Calling to each other, they kept '
together until they reached the road,
down which they ran until the dense
smoke filled their lungs. Half suffo
cated, the children laid down in the
road to gain a moment's freedom front
the stupefying beat and while they
(Concluded on Pas S.)
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-It Parker Wonld Only Support
Taft, I Mla;ht Have a Chance."