VOLUME LXI NO; 222 4 ' STOMA, OREGON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5.2, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS Lin FIELD IS PPfl 0 Labor Unions Fight His ' Return to Congress. RESUH MEANS MUCH New York State Democrat and Republican Have Inter Party Strife. BURTON IS POPULAR IN OHIO People AU Likt Congressman From the Twenty-first District But Be It Not Popular With Senator Dick, WASHINGTON", August 21 (Special.) K the unions succeed In putting Lit tlefleld out of buIne, It will be i suflU-icut triumph for their first year In politics and they can afford to loe their other conflicts. AU the Influence of the administration and all the pow er of I he republican organisation is back of LittleflWd am) he has a wide margin of republican votes to go on. Should be be defeated, no congressman who an tagonUes the unions will ever serure a seat; and, under such circumstances, not many congressmen would antagonize them. Is it possible, then, that we may come to have a government of the union, by the unions, ami for the unions. Oh, well, Is the retort, It might as well be that wsy as a government of the trusts, by the trusts, and for the trusts. And no one seems to think It worth while to ask where the common m ii come In, the every day consumer who neither a labor unionist nor a trust magnate. Both Parties Are In Luck. In New York State both the demo crats and republicans are playing in great luck. The democrat a are lucky because the republicans are fighting among themselves, and the republicans are lucky because the democrats have Inter-party strife. The democratic conflict, of course, Is lietween Hearst and nntl-Nearst fac tions, with the gubernatlonal nomlna tlon and control of the party machinery n the prizes. In this fight, however there Is involved the Issue of Hearst's doctrines, something that affects the welfare of the people, and the struggle can be viewed without repulsion. The New York republican fight, on the other band, would seem to linvc nothing back of it other than the aorded ambitions of two men, the question of whether an Odcll or a Iliggins shall bo boss. It 1 a pitiful issue upon which republicans are asked to battle, nml it is a pitiful choice of evls wheh the party has. Situation In Ohio. From. conditions In the empire state it Is a relief to turn to Ohio and find a spot wheer cournueous manhood and high-minded statesmanship seem actual ly to be prized. In the Twenty-first Congressional District, in. which is em braced most of the city of Cleveland, Congressman Theodore E. Burton is a candidate to succeed himself. Mr. Bur ton is not popular, politically, with Senator Dick and the other powers that control the Ohio republican machine, but he is popular with the people of the twenty-first district. Dick and the machine' powers would gladly defeat Burton if they dared try, but for the sake of their own skins they have to keep hands off. Not only Is Mr. Burton popular with his republican constitutents, but the democrats like him equally as well. Two years ago the democratic candi date for congress withdrew, In ordor Unit Burton might have a clear field, there being fear that he wonld be knifed by the republican machine and possibly defeated. After looking awhile t New York, doesn't that seem a queer thing for the democratic candi date to have done? Again this year, Mayor Tom Johnson and other leading Cleveland democrats advocate the prac tically unanimous return of Burton by refraining from making a democratic nomination, while still other democrats would like to oe Burton placed on the democratic ticket. And how ba this man Burton secured smh a hold upon the confidence and affections of lila people! Chiefly by do Ing as he has seen It, and refusing to play panut politics. Burton Is erudite, Independent snd fearless. There Is noth ing blatant about his Independence, but he never hestlates to apeak his mind In s quiet, scholarly wayj and he never seems to think of political conse queiiccs to himself. In the House of representatives he Is chairman of the committee on livers and harbors snd Mleves the people's money should bs expended on internal improvements rather than In preparation for war. H Is conspicuously opposed to naval ex travagance. This fact, together with the fact that he favors tariff revision, has operated against his advancement in the houe, but It hasn't prevented him from winning the respect of every mem ber of that body, from Speaker Cannon down to the mot obscure first-termer. He likewise has the confidence and re spect of President Hoosevelt, although he opposes some of Mr. Roosevelt's pet policies. Some of these days, when the republi can party in Ohio la relieved of the in cubus of bosslmn. Theodore Burton will be sent to the United States Senate, where he properly belongs snd which august body he would ornament. STRUGGLE IS MOST BITTER Illinois Democrats Ignore Bryan's Wishes. FIGHT IN CONVENTION Refuse to Ask Sullivan's Resig nation and Endorse Bryan Against Desire. PERSONALITIES INDULGED IN Delegates Grow Wrathy in Fierce War of Words and Blows Are Ex changedThompson Bitterly Arraigns Sullivan, MURPHY FOR HEARST Tammany Leader Will Oppose Jerome for Governor. JEROME GOES AFTER MURPHY Calls Him "Political Panhandler, In tellectually Sterile, Socially Vul gar and Morally Obtuse" Wins With Money; Not Ideas. NEW YORK, August 21. -Charles V, Murphy, lender of Tammany Hall today said he had not observed any sentiment n Tammany for the nomination of Dis- rict Attorney Jerome for Governor by the democrats, but there was, he said, plenty of sentiment for Hearst. Murphy declared he was not committed to any candidate, but it was the rule of Tam many to be guided by the sentiment of the organization and he would be guided by it in the state convention. Murphy said the Tammany delegntes would be bound by the unit rule. District Attorney Jerome gave out a statement, In the course of which he says, It Is no surprise to find Murphy practically declaring for Hearst, The only reason for his taking an active part In politics this year is to carry on tlie flglit of Inst year, which was a fight to five the parties and the people from the domination of such political pan handlers. "Birds of a feather flock to gether," Jerome said, "and when a per son Intellectually sterile, socially vul gar, anil morally obtuse, Insults the decent people of the state, irrespective of party, by seeking the nomination of a political party, by advancing do! lars, not Ideas, and by methods akin to the blackmailer, no thinking person could doubt where Murphy could be found." CHEAP FARES WEST. SAN FRANCISCO, August 21.-Pas- aenger trollic Manager Fee - of the Southern Pacific Company announces that in view of the great demand for laborers on the Pacific Coast, the com pany has decided to make a rate to the coast states of $31 from Chicago and $25 from Missouri Riven points, I'KORIA, August 21.-By a rote of laid to 573 the Illinois democratic state convention today tabled the re quest of William J. Bryan for tbe resig- . nation of National Committeeman Sul livan. Despite the fact that Bryan had de clared he did not wish to be endorsed unles Sullivan was repudiated, the con vention declared him the one and only man, capable leading the democratic party to victory in 1908. The endorse ment of Bryan and the tabling of the motion, calling for the resignation of Sullivan came at the close of the most exciting ses-ion of the convention, in which there were several fights and throughout which confusion reigned supreme. The committee on resolutions declined to report, a plank calling for the resig. nation and a debate followed the mo tion made in the convention by Judge Thompson, calling for Sullivan'a resig nation. It had been agreed. that each side waa to have 45 minutes in which to present its side of the cae and Thompson Was the first to advocate the cause of Bryan. He allowed his feelings to carry him somewhat to an extreme and aroused the hostility of Sullivan a friends by the unsparing manner in which he dealt upon the last democratic convention at Springfield. He strode tip and down the platform, his face white with wrath and his form shaking with the intensity of bis feel ings. His caustic criticism finally lost him the ear of the convention and ho might never have been able to concludo his speech if Sullivan had not personally requested quiet. Sullivan, who follow ed Thompson, and who was the first speaker in hi own behalf, declared that the ear of Mr. Bryan had been poisoned against him and the demand for his resignation sprang from his personal enemies." Great feeling was displayed on both sides during the debate, and many personalities of a disagreeable liaracter were indulged in by the var ious speakers. The end came when ex- Senator Kern moved the tabling of tho resolution. The convention nominated a candidate for treasurer, superintend ent of public instruction, and three trustees for the State university, The platform adopted, while dealing mostly with State issues, also favors government wonership of telephones and telegraphs, and denounces the recent congress for its surrender to the meat trust, railways and Standard Oil Com pany; the eight-hour law; the anti Injunction law and the election of sena tors by direct vote of the people. REVOLUTION AT HEIGHT Cuban Insurrection Gain ing Very Little. HARBOR IMPROVEMENT. New Torkerg Start Movement to Secure Money For Harbor Improvement. NKVVt YORK, August 21 (Special.)- J he various commercial bodies of New York are beginning u manifest w,nsid erable Interest in the movement recent ly started by the National Rivers and Harbors Congress for larger Congres- sional appropriations for waterway im provement. New York's commercial life depends ujion the excellence of her port facilities, and although millions have been spent on their improvement, many more millions are needed. The publics tion this week of the annual report on .1... .nii.Au . .1.- i. i . which is urgently needed to relfeve the GOVERNMENT IS ACTIVE congestion of shipping In the East river, show that in 20 years only 00 per cent of tbe work has len completed and that at the present rate of appropria tion it will not be finished before 1920. In tbi matter it is pointed out here that the interest, of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts are identical, for at pres ent Congress is more disposed to favor improvements to the Mississippi Valley section on the tirourul that these are U tter vote-getters. Tbe best solution FIGHT. IN HAVANA PROVING of the difficulty, as many prominent men have expressed it. is in a more liberal policy of national aid to the rivers and harbors of both coasts, such as is being iMurget8 Clash With the Government One Thousand Rebels in Pinar Del Rio Region Constitu te Only Menace. BALLOONS THE RAGE. urged by the waterways organization. JOHNSONVILLE, CAL BURNS. in Havana Province, and More Fighting Is Expected Rebels Capture Town of Guinea. BIGGEST FRAUD YET RENO, Nev, August 21. The mining town of Johnsville, Plumas. County. Cal, waa nracticallv wint mil. r.t yesterday bv fire. T. live. W August 2I.-Indications to- snd 25 buildings were destroyed. The ni8ht re taat tbe revolution in West two men killed, Patrick Gorman, an old I em Cuba has practically reached Its resident of Pukaki county, and Ivan Vo- maximum. The coverriment and nm,i favnt.ij ucueis iuo uiutement nag re ceived about all the accessions it will be likely to gain and the promptness of the government in arresting suspected leaders and plotters in Havana and else. where, and in sending reinforcements to the disaffected nrnvin h hA an Jury IS Selected in Land Fraud excellent effect in strengthening public Trial, confidence and overawing sympathizers with the movement. On the other hand despite the peace able quietude in the Finar del Rid CASE re?,on' throughout the day, the fact tuan 1000 insurgents there, are tendin, to concentrate upon towns inadequately guarded, makes the situation grave. As Mays, Jonea snd Sorenson J" ,7t V Z L"T " is Worst L. . ... ' mi pKrpnieu or iui. uie nerve, mere have been rumors of fights in Pinar del Rio province today, but none have been confirmed. There waa some fighting to day in Havana province and more is hourly expected. It is reported the town PORTLAND, August 21. With the of Guinea, 20 miles south of Havana was completion of the jury in the United tms evening peacefully captured by a States district court todav in the Mna 01 insurgents. of the United HENEY OUTLINES HIS Trial of Opens in Earnest Case of AU Land Frauds in Oregon. BOYS CHARGED WITH MURDER. States against State Senator Franklin P. Mays, former State Representative Willard N. Jones and SAN FRANCISCO, August 21. The George Sorenson once a deputy sheriff in coroner's jury summoned to hold an Multnomah county . the trovernmenl inl"Mt over the body of Fred Mullinix, forces cleared it. .l.ol-. .Minn A i.. the -vm,n mnn hot footPa(I n . - Ocean Beach over a week ago today re- the opening argument of Fmncis J. turned a verdict charging Fred Peterson Heney, special assistant to the attor- with firing the shot, and that McAuliff, ney general, echoes were heard of the Mears and Westwood, the three boys battles that are past, as well as mut- "miPr arrest Rs Accomplices, were guilty terings of the battle that is at hand. of R8sistinf? him- During the inquest Heney spoke for only an hour and a Peter9t" broke down and cried. West half, but during tlt tim. ni.tli! w00d showed signs of emotion. After clearly and definitely the alleged whole- the inl"est the four young men were sale fraud, which the government forllln,1y charged with murder. charges the defendants and others plan ned to make it the victim of; an at tempt which if the government is right, makes any other of the frauds in this state or in fact all of them put together look puny in comparison. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. At Portland Portland 0, Oakland 7. At Oakland Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 5. ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS MEET. SPRINGFIELD, August 21. The re- EVERYTHING IS OFF. CHICAGO, August 21.-John Alexan- FIENDISH MURDER. SAMARA, August 21 The command- et of the Borissoy regiment was today attacked nt his residence here. The murderers escaped after saturating the body of their victim with alcohol and setting it on tire. . publicans in state convention today der Dowie said last night that all nego nominated a treasurer, superintendent tiations between himself and Wilbur of public instruction, and three trustees Glenn Voliva for settlement of the of the Illinois university. The conven- Zion City tangle have been declared off. tion was marked by harmony and good Dowie issued a statement last night in feeling. The presidential boom of which he says Speaker Cannon was given an enthus- "All attempts at negotiations have iastio endorsement by today's conven- ended in failure. I made a clean cut tion. The mention of the speaker's name proposition but Voliva and his adherents brought the convention to its feet and refused to consider it4 Then I offered there was enthusiastic cheering. Out- to consider a proposition from them, but sides of the endorsement of Cannon and it was twice stated that they had none Senator Cullom for re-election, there to offer. Hence: negotiations are closed was little of general interest in the and there is nothing more at this time convention proceedings. ' to say," Gothamites Enjoy New Fad of Balloon ingWomen Learn the Art. NEW YORK, August 21 (Special.) Ballooning is the summer fad in tha metropolis this year. Scarcely a day passes that someone does not make an ascent and balloons are continually com ing down unexpectedly upon one's roof or in one's back yard. As for the farmers of Westchester or the Jersey counties near New York, they have ceaa ed to be astonished when a gentlemaa swoops down on them out of the sky and, stepping out of hi aerial car, po litely ak for a glass of milk. The tragic death of Paul Nocquest, the prominent sculptor and balloonist, early in the season, apparently did not damp in the slightest degree the local mem bers of the Aero Club and followers of the sport generally. Not a few women in the city are now expert balloonist. The only persons who bare abandoned the spot in the metropolis are a few professional aeronauts who came to the city hoping to make a fortune by charging admission to the enclosures where they made their ascents. Inas much as the crowds stayed outside of the fence and saw the ascensions free of charge, the professional fonnd that their proposed harvest of dollars failed. PAT CROWE RELEASED. . NEW YORK. August 21. Pat Crowe of Omaha, who became well known at the time of the Cudaby kidnapping case, and who recently came to this city, was arrested last night, charged with being a suspicious person and taken to police headquarters. The police, however, were unable to find a record of a case for which they believed be was wanted an-i released him. DAMAGE IS GREAT Valparaiso And Aconcagua Pro vince Suffer Heavily. MANY TOWNS ARE IN RUINS Abarca, Limache, and Hierro Viejo, Are Almost Totally Wrecked Llaillai . Reported Entirely Disappeared -Quakes Still Continue. VALPARAISO, Aug. 21-The greatest damage occurred in the provinces of Valpraiso and Aconcagua. The town of Abarca suffered severely. Llaillai is re ported to have entirely disappeared and Liamache and Hierro Viejo has been almost totally wrecked. At Vina Del Mar three quarters of the houses are in ruins. The losses in the entire coun try are estimated at $o0,000,000. The authorities of Valparaiso have takea over the feeding of the people and pro visions are being brought in from the places not destroyed. The slight earth quakes continue. The fires have all been extinguished. More than one hun dred men taken in the act of commit ting robbery, have been shot. MANCHURIA SEEMS LOST. Monster Trans-Pacific Liner Pounding Heavily on the Reef. HONOLULU. August 21. At noon to- day the condition of the stranded steam er Manchuria is said to be worse and at 8 o'clock tonight she was pounding heavily in spite of all efforts to assist A proposition is now being con sidered to dredge a channel from where she lies to deep water. This it is be lieved will be the only feasable plan, but it is doubtful whether the vessel will last, long enough to carry it out. PACKING HOUSES CLEAN. OMAHA, August 21. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson arrived in South Omaha early ytoday and visited all the packing-houses. He intimated that ev erything was found to be in a satisfac tory condition.