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What He Proposes to Do in tHe Coming
' Hectp. of a United States
Important Conference at the H6fel Portland Last
, Night Between Mitchell, ; Fulton and .
Secretary of State Dunbar
"Do you propose to redeem the pledge
made to me at the bust session of the
Legislature, and throw your support to
m for the office of United State Sena.
State Senator Charles W. Fulton, of Astoria,-
Is now .asking this question of
United States Senator John H, Mitchell.
As another .complication In the Sena
torial situation, Senator Fulton Is asking
of Walter F. (Jack) Matthews, ohalrman
of the Republican state central commit
tee! "Do you propose to give to ma the as
sistance that is due me in view of the
constructive pledge made when we put
up the ticket for the last state cam
CONCERNING THE) ANSWERS.
Interest on the part of well-posted pol
iticians is centered in the foregoing, jand
the answers that are made to the slg"
So far as Ohalrman Matthews is con
cerned, it Is understood that he refuses
to support the Clatsop County statesman.
and he has definitely pronounced fats ultl-i
.matum... . . . . .
It Vtll be remembered that during the
hurt campaign. The Journal printed an In
terview between Chairman Matthews and
Walter Lyon, private secretary of Gov
ernor Geer, in which Mr. Matthews ex
"Multnomah County will never support
Mr. Fulton for the United States Sen
ate." At this time, he reiterates bis4 declara
tion of that date, and affirms that this
delegation will be against Fulton. ,
MITCHELL AND FULTON,
This eliminates Matthews, from the
Fulton end of the fight, and leaves the
other query the crux of the whole ques
tionWhat will Senator Mitchell do?
Reverting to the past. It is pertinent to
cite the fact that Mr. Mitchell received
the strong support of Mr. Fulton, who
was President of the Senate, and who
held the last, exciting session of the Leg
islature open ten minutes, thus securing
for. Mr. Mitchell, the office of United
States Senator. Fulton people claim that
he has all along been a loyal follower of
Mr. Mitchell and that there is an ex
plicit promise out; made ' at the time
Mitchell was elected, that " the --latter
would support Fulton when the Legisla
ture of 190S was convened. "
This Is the contention of the politicals
who advocate the election of the man
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS,
... (Journal Special Service.)
f SALEM, Aug. 12. The Supreme Court
yesterday handed down six opinions, as
follows: ' "
S. NormJle, respondent, vs. The Oregon
Railroad & -Navigation . Company, appel
lant; appeal from Clatsop County: T. A.
McBride, judge ; reversed; opinion ' by
Justice Wolverton. .,
W. C. Wilson, et aL, appellants, vs. O.
W. Wilson,, et al. respondents; appeal
from Douglas; J:4'W. Hamilton,, judge;
affirmed; opinion .by Justice Wolverton.
Jphn W. Gardner, respondent, vs. . D.
C. Mc Williams,,, appellant; appeal from
Douglas; J. W. Hamilton, Judge: affirm
ed r opinion by Chief Justice Moore,
Edgar Poppleton, respondent,: Vs. Geo,
W. Jones , and F, G. Adams, appellants;
appeal from Tamtiill;' G. H. Burnett,
Edge; affirmed, opinion by .Chief Justice
will and testament of Hugh Fields, de
feased, substituted tor Hugh Fields, ap
pellant, vs. Jane Penland, as executrix of
from Astoria, and they are .now present
ing. wffat they allege s a piece of legally
made political paper, at the bank of re
demption over which Mr. Mitchell pre
sides as the paying teller.
A CONFERENCE! LAST NIGHT.
Anent all this, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Fulton
and F. L Dunbar, Oregon's Secretary of
State, and Fulton's Fldus Achates, an
Astoria man who Is what he is politically
largely by virtue of Fulton's support,
held a conference at the Hotel Portland
cafe last night They were the) center of
observation, and what they said would
constitute absorbingly interesting mat
ter for the people who fool with politics
here in Oregon.
There are no deponents who -are saying
anything, but there are those who are
Indulging In speculation today, and won
dering what meant the rather earnest
manner that was assumed at times, and
what were-the phrases uttered when the
three bent over close to each other, and
engaged liijignlflcant whisperings.
Political mind-readers strove to divine
the real meaning of the conference, and
Kwhother or not it terminated In a man
ner to bring inward smiles to the coun
tenance of the C?latsop Senator. He Is
too astute a politician to indicate if the
conference was not to his liking.
MATTHEWS SAW MITCHELL FIRST.
When Senator Mitchell arrived in town
last Tuesday, Jack Matthews Was on the
train with him. He bad gone up the
road to meet the Senator, and get his ear
first. They rode into the city together,
and then Mr. Matthews disappeared at
the Union station, leaving Mr. Mitchell
to proceed, to the Portland hotel in com
pany with Senator "Fulton and others.
i . .....
Since that time, Senator Fulton and
Mr. Dunbar have been much with Mr.
Mitchell, and have Striven to line up the
man of greatest power in Oregon accord
lng to what they claim to be his promise
What Matthews said to Mitchell, and
what Mitchell said to Matthews on the
train coming to Portland would furnish
Interesting matter at this juncture. ; If
anyone has been able to ascertain what
they talked,: he has not come out and
said so to the people. 1
"Whajt will Mr.' Mitchell doT" remains
the leading question In Oregon politics
today. Who answers It correctly may
lay heavy odds and run chances of win
ning bets. H. W, Scott appears to be the
unknown quantity In the problem.
the last will and testament of William
Penland, deceased, respondent; . appeal
from Morrow; W. Ki Ellis, judge; re
versed and new titlal ordered; opinion by
Justice Bean. ,
' Joseph W. LaFdjlett, respondent, vs.
McKlnley Mitchell! appellant ; appeal
from Marlon ; J. WAHamllton, judge ; af
firmed, opinion by Justice Bean. This
was an action to recover?, damages for
breach of contract. ' ,. :
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)'
,' CINCINNATI, Ohio. -Aug. 12.-The Ty
pographical Convention today received a
report from the committee-on laws, and
appointed .various' standing committees.
Their Journal was made a monthly in
stead of a semi-monthly. Frederick Dris
coll,' of. the American? Press Association,
spoke Indorsing arbitration, ,
Chicago Murder Suspect
Bartholin Has Dropped .
Out of Sight-
(Scrlpps-McRae New Association.)
CHICAGO, Aug. 12.-AUhough 18 days
have, elapsed since the murder of Minnie
Mitchell and 34 since the death of Mrs.
Bartholin, still no definite clews have
been had as to the whereabouts of Will-,
lam Bartholin; her son, who is alleged
by "the police to be the murderer of. the
two women, and no satisfactory motive
for .the crimes other than a money con
sideration has been shown. Various re
ports located Bartholin at out-of-town
points, this morning especially . at Ke
nosha, Wis., where a man answering his
description has been arrested,
Being Aired at the
(Scripps-McRa News .ssociatlon.)
KANKAKEE, 111., Aug. 13. At 3 o'clock
this morning Trusteet William Murphy, of
the insane asylum, here, concerning
whose alleged scandalous conduct at that
Institution an investigation is being made
by the State Board of Charities, swore
out a warrant for H. H. Ball, the Wit
ness who last night alleged' that Murphy
had called a young woman attendant to
his (Murphy's) room at midnight, and
that Murphy had been seen drunk. Ball
was locked up as he was unable to get
bail. Murphy alleges perjury.
District as It Will Be
David M. Dunne, Collector of Internal
Revenue, has received his first official
information of the changes made in the
boundaries of his district, and the conse
quent reduction of the force under him.
The State of Washington and Territory
of Alaska, formerly Included In the Dis
trict of Oregon, now constitute a separate
district, with headquarters probably at
Tacoma. The officials now serving in
Washington and Alaska are appointees
under Collector Dunne, end the protect
ing wing oi civil service not sheltering
the Internal revenue officials, a new deal
will be made when the order segregat
ing the Northwest territory from the,
Oregon District goes Into effect, which
will be September 1. E. H. Flagg, of,
Salem, deputy collector at Nome, "now
at home on a visit, la the only Oregoniat,
who suffers by the change, a,s his officer
is likely to be abolished, or In any event
given to some one else.
What tffect the reduction of territory
will have so far es the clerical force in
the Portland office Is concerned remains
to be seen. It is possible that the eer.
vices of one clerk will be dispensed with,
but, if so, the department at Washington
will designate who will have to go.
Special Agent Thomas will be in Port
land August 22 on business connected
with the transfer of such revenue mat
ters as pertain to the new district, when
it may be known if any reduction ot the
clerical force will be made.
Owing to the changes made In his dis
trict, Collector Dunne had to furnish a
new bond of $60,000, which he did today.
Russian Prince Attacked
(Scrtpps-McRa News Association '.
ST. PETERSBURG, . Aug. 12. -Prince
Obolonskt, the Governor of the Province
of Kharkow,,.was slightly wounded by a
bullet fired by a would-be assassin at the
Tlvoli Gardens last night. a The assailant
was arrasUMU I
May Go to Upper Albina
Section of City
A SITE IS INSPECTED
A Supply Depot, Connected by Pipe
Line, . Will Be Retained
- Where Now Located,
Mayor Williams and these members of
the City Council Messrs. Albee, Bentley,
Card well, ,,FIegU , Foeller, Sharkey and
Slgter-Htts ' well , as Fire Commissioner
Davey, Chief Campbell and several othoz-s
present, were -surprised this morning
when C A.J VaUon, of San Francisco,
manager of plants for the Standard- Otf
"Rather Han construct a brick wati
three feet thick and 30 feet high around
our premises, we would, yh the per
mission of the City of Portland, remove
our principal storage tanks to a place
we have selected, so remote irom the
manufacturing center that no possible
danger could exist from their proximity
to Inflammable material."
"Would L prefer-' removal ?' questioned
the Mayor, astonished.
"Yes. All the kerosene tanks but one
small one," Mr. Watson replied,
Mr. Watson then outlined the com
prny's proposition. As Its representative,
he had secured an option on a live-acre
iiacl partially bounded by Broadway
Hancock ' and Dickson streets, in th
neighborhood of two miles from the com
pany's present location, and 134 feet east
from Victoria dock. The tract belongs
to Cpptaln Spencer, in Upper Albina, and
is encircled, on three sides by a. dep
gulch. It Is nearly the shape of a flat
iwni'the broad end' representing the part
sjonnrcted with thev' level land adjoining.
The level surface, of he tract, encircled
by the gulches, is to be graded down, 12
feet, the earth to be used for filling the
gulches up to the levol of the tract when
the grading Is completed. Then the sur
face of the whole tract will be about ?0
feet below that of adjacent property, so
that no possible danger could ensue from
the storage of oil in the tanks erected
there. The company then desires, if per
mission to erect a plant at that point be
granted a franchise for the big storage
tanks at the new lecatton, to run a ser
vice pipe line to and. .along the track of
the O. R. & N. Railroad Company to the
small tank reserved at its present loca
tion, from which the trade will be sup
plied.' This was the company's proposition in
a nutshell. The new location selected Is
In a residence district, and by reason of
the storage tanks resting upon a surface
greatly below adjoining property Mr.
Watson feels sure that no danger to sur
rounding buildings could possibly accrue.
That the city officials might see for them
selves the site selected, a four-horse
tallyho wafe ordered and they were driver,
to the place. Mayor Williams and all
others present, except Councilman Shar
key, seemed to look with favor upon the
company's proposition, and Mr. Sharkey's
opposition. It developed, had its origin In
a pretentious residence he owned over
looking the tract. From the remark
made on every hand It is evident that
the Counoll will not hesitate to agree to
all things desired, by the Standard Oil
people, unless, perhaps, hesltaney may
arise in relation to several small tanks
desired to be retained on the present site.
The company now stores 00,000 gallons
of oil of all grades on the East Side.
By removal of the big tanks 90 per, cent
of this will be taken away. At the new
location will, be added a large reservoir
for the storage of fuel oil, so that the
business in Portland will be greatly in-
Mr. Flanders, local manager for the
Standard Oil Company, said that if the
company is driven beyond the city limits
Portland will cease to be a distributing
point, as it is now, i for Eastern Oregon
and Washington and Southern Idaho. He
said the company's shipments from Port
land are 200 cases dally. Not on any
consideration would Chief Campbell aa
mlt that firemen did not fear the on
tanks when fighting fire near them. Re
said they did not shirk their duty there
for the same reason that a soldier does
not shirk his duty when in battle.
It will cost the Standard OU Company
about $100,000 to make the contemplated
change and enclose its plant. All the
fuel oil will be brought from San Fran
cisco In vessels, and pumped into the res
ervoirs from Victoria dock. Eastern oil
will come by rail as usual. The pipe line
along the railroad track will be four
inches in diameter, so that a two-inch
stream may be had at the discharging
In This Case Beats Three
of a End
(Journal Special Borvice.)
JACKSON, Miss,. Aug... .-Mrs. Joe
Banks, wife of farmer near ' Benton, has
presented her husband with tour bounc
ing1 babies two girls, two boys nil doing
well. - 'J
BY "A MOB
Stem Justice Meted Out
to Two Murderers
(Scrippa-McRae News Association.)
LEXINGTON, Mo., Aug. .12.-At
1:30 o'clock this morn ins a mob
numbering 300' battered down tho
1il door here and seaured Charles
Salyers. White, and Harry Gates,
dotored, who a week ano murdered'
George W, Johnson. Tliey hangt-d
them to a tree a short distance
from town. It took the mob
minutes to cut through the 'steel
doors of the jail. Johnson was
killed when he went to his chicken
house on hearing a noise. He dis
covered the- two men robbing his
hen roost. The mob was well offi
cered and acted in a well-dlEolp-llned
McCREA IS FIRM
Lfle Practically Raises Blockade at
z Cape Haytien.
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Commander
McCrea, of the . gunboat Muohias.x which
Is watching mattes at Cape Haytien,
cabled today: "I have decided jihat the
blockade here is npasrnodtc, and therefore
Ineffective, and have notified the con
suls that I will protect Innocent neutral
commerce. 1 c'oiistder the blockade aban
To Be Arranged for by
the Chamber of
The Chamber of Commerce will meet
tomorrow morning at 11:30 o'clock at the
secretary's office on Washington street
to make arrangements for the securing
of funds for the Portland-Alaska Tran
sportatlon Company. THe meeting was
to have been held this morning, but no
quorum was present.
As stated In The Journal of a recent
Issue, the officers of the Portland-Alaska
Transportation Company are R. P. Prael,
president; J. M. Moore, secretary; K. E.
Beach, Seneca Smith and James M.
Moore, directors. The company wished
the Chamber of Commerce to capital
lie It at $25,000 or have subscribers sign a
bond for the company for $li),000.
The Alaska Miners' Association,
through Its secretary, J. P. Rudd, who
was In Portland a few days ago, sub
mitted the following proposition to the
company: The company Is to send a boat
to Nome on or about September 13, car
rying freight. On the return trip the
boat is to take 800 miners, members of
the association, to Portland, for which
the company will- receive $10,000.
Dr. Francis Thomas and daughter. Miss
Ellen Thomas, of Sandy Springs, Mary
land, are visiting in the family of T.
T. Strain, 7u6 Johnson street.
Mrs. Anna Steele, who resided In Sa
lem, Ohio, for Many years, died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie
Silver, 314 Columbia street, Portland, last
The iewis and Clark Cfvlc Improve
ment Association will send nine lantern
slides of Oregon scenery to New York,
where they will bo exhibited at the
Chautauqua during the American La,g,u,s.
of Public Beauty week. '
Councilman Rumelin has prepfled a
bill which he will endeavor to 'iliave
passed by the next Legislature, , enabling
builders of those substantial sidewalks
required by the new city ordlnaces, 10
years time in which to pay for the im
provement. UK A. S. Nichols, whose leg was brok-'
en 'yesterday as the result of being
thrown out of his buggy at Nineteenth
and Morrison streets, was resting om-
fortabiy this morning, but the bone was
so shattered tliat it will take some time
for the fractured parts to reunite.
Maude Monroe, the white wife of a col-
pred man, and a member of the North
End "colony, died yesterday about mid
night at one of the hospitals from the
effects of bums received' by th explosion
of a coal oil lamp on Friday night. The
remains' were taken to Flnley s under
A cargo of Japanese goods arrived last
night from Japan via Seattle, and was
taken to the Custom House this morn
ing for appraising, tile cargo consists
ot such delicacies its prepared sea weed.
bee sauce, dried mushrooms, dried and
prepared fish, also medicines, pipes, mu
sical Instruments, .curios, etc
" ' , ' ' ; l'r
Venezuelan Rebels Sack Barcelona
- Yankee Warships on the Scene.
f (Scrlpps-McRae News Association.) , 4
f WASHINGTON. Aug. u.-United states Minister, Eowen, at Caracas.
f Venezuela, cabled today that the Consul at Barcelona had Informed him by .
f wire that Earcelona had been taken by the revolutionists and that they.
were sacking the town. The protection of a warship, he said, was needed. '
Eowen says he then cabled the cruiser Cincinnati to return from Curacoat
wftl.out delay. - "i
f - This and other dispatches from Venezuela Indicate that thf Urn ha '
4- nearly arrived when' President Castro must fie to Pat-Is. Ha is now at'
Caracas, and at La. Guayra, a few miles away, lies a government Ship ready- n
to take him out of the country. Barcelona is but 170 miles from the-cap-
This Government regards the situation in Venezuela most serious, but
f It is believed the presence of American warships will have a restraining
f effect on the revolutionists. German warships have landed marines at.
f Puerto Cabello, and Commander Nichols, of the cruiser Topeka, haa been;
4- ordered to stand In readiness to do likewise. The Germans' action is tha
f result of an understanding between Secretary Hay and Ambassador Holle-
ben, and not a violation of the Monroe doctrine. , 4.
Kill Two Armed
4. 1 (Scrtpps-McRae News Association.)
-f CHICAGO, Aug. 12. Policemen Timothy Devine and Charles. Pennell -f
4- were shot and killed at, daylight this morning by two burglars whom they -
.caught in the act of robbings the house of Dr. Shaw, on Ashland ,boule-' -f
vard. The policemen detected them at work in the rear of the residences -f- '
4- When the robbers took alarm they rushed for a back fence only to-oveet a 4
4- volley from the officers revolvers. Their bullets failed to find their mark, 4
4- and as the. men rushed past the policemen they fired point-blank. Both f -f
4 fleers fell, Devine dying Instantly, wn He Pennell lingered half an hour.
4 The robbers made good their escape. A general round-up was made by the
4 police, who have 80 suspects under arrest. . . , ' - ' 4
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Plaudits From Thousands for Their
' (Scrlpps-Mcltae News Association.)
LONDON, Ajig. 12, King Edward took
a drive In a closed carriage through the
streets of London this morning. He was
loudly cheered by the thousands of peo
ple along" bis route who demonstrated
tlit'lr Joy at his recovery with wild en
thusiasm: King Edward reviewed the Colonial
troops on the lawn In front of Bucking
ham Palace today. The crowds were so
great that traffic was suspended. The
,Klng appeared to be in good condition,
walking along the lawn terrace with the
Queen and a host of younger members
of royalty, the Colonial Premiers,
Chamberlain, Roberts and Kitchener.
The troops received coronation medals
from tins Prince of Wales.
Turned Loose by the
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
PARKERSBURG, W. Va.. Aug. 12.
All the United Mineworkera In Jail hero
for contempt of court except John Gehr
were released this morning by Judge
Jackson, acting on an application made
on Monday. The men promise to obey,
strictly the mandates of the court here
after upon a threat of rearrest if its
order Is again Violated. The District At
torney land the coal company's counse.
opposed their release.
Woodard, Clarke Co.
DEFT of HOMEOPATHY
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PACIFIC COAST ACENTS -,. - -
LUYTIES HOMEOPATHIC HIA?.! V-CY
Rounded Up ;
, Five Days
New Monster Is 707 Feet Long and
Will Hav Great
(Scrlpps-McRae News" Association.)
STETTIN, Germany, Aug. It
The new liner. Kaiser Wilhelm do -f
Bweite, the largest vessel In tho
f world, which Is 707 feet long, was , 4-
-f launched here this morning, ..The 4-
f Emperor witnessed the ceremony, "
4- The new ship will have a speed ot
4- 25 knots, and is to cross the At- 4-
4- lantic In five days. , ' ' i'
Captured With Stolen Booty in ti
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
FORT WORTH, Tex., Aug. ( 12.-jnn
Parish, the third of the alleged Mexican
Central train robbers, has been cap
tured in the mountains a hundred miles
in the interior from the scene ot the rob
bery, A large sum of the money stolen
was recovered. When overtaken by th
deputy sheriffs he at first showed fight,
but seeing that he was surrounded, ' soon
threw up the' sponge. ' ' -