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THE WEATHER -
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occasional rain; souther
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VOL. -I. NO 172.
Colombia ..Suspicious of
WHAT IS THE REASON
So Many Marines Are in Panama?
. -Fears That Unde'Sam Will
. a . , Seize Isthmus; '-
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TWASHIN3T0N,lflept.' 16. According to
a report in circulation this morning, all
kind of rumors as to the attitude of the
. United State toward Colombia are tn
1 the air. 7 .. , ', -V
' 7 Colombia la very much alarmed. She
. wants to know why (hero have been so
many United States marines and blue
Jackets landed on the Isthmus.- The au
thorities of the Isthmus are constantly
sending in queries as to the treasons for
such an attitude.
t , oos the United States intend to' seise
fTthe Isthmus and get possession -of the
Planar wlthofct having- to pay for ItT This
rJta the question that is r worrying- the
minds of the Colombian government, as
well as many of the foreign diplomats.'
But Secretary Moody is authority for
the absolute denial of any Suob ; inten
tions on the part of the United States,
Alt the object there Is for so many ma
rines, tc, Is to protect American inter
ests and keep the traffic open on the rail
road across the Isthmus.
A HEAVY SUIT
v Filed Today, Against the City
The City ft Suburban Railway Com
pany was made the defendant today In
the Circuit Court In a 'suit for $60,000.
James 8. Backenstos, the plaintiff,
claims that while riding on one of plain
tiff's cars on the East Side be. was Jostled
off, ' and falling to the -street received
Injuries which have rendered' him perma
nently unable to earn his living.
He says in bis complaint that While
the ordinances fix the rate of speed for
street cars at eight miles per hour the
car from which he fell was going at the
rate of fully twenty miles. Furthermore
the car was overcrowded and he was
compelled to stand on the steps. That
the conductor In passing through the
crowd roughly pushed people aside ' and
that owing to the jostling and high rate
of speed the car was going he was lit
erally, thrown from the steps to , the
street. ...-,. .
Question of Veracity Between
Attorney and Administrator.
Attorney. Charles? -Lockwood, who
was cited to appear before County Judge
AVebster yesterday to show cause" 1 why
be shbuld not pay over certain moneys
of the Jerry Lynch estateito tbe'adhirn
lstrator, Blchard Lynch. .did ' so and
claimed that he had turned: over $944,' re
taining 1200 until the final settlement of
the estate, to cover costs and commis
sion, f '
The . administrator admits receiving $260
of the money Lockwood alleges he turned
overt but says he did -not receive the
other J6S4. Lockwood showed receipts
for the two amounts, but Lynch claimed
that the one for the larger amount he
signed' In blank and that the , attorney
filled. In the amount, but never, turned
anything over to him.
'The' case will be resumed this after
LAVA AND FLAME:
Stromboii Volcano Once More in
Active Operation. '
PARIS, Sept. 26. There Is considerable
anxiety being expressed here over the re
port of volcanic activity on Stromboii Is
land. A dispatch to the Figaro from Rome
says the volcano on Stromboii Island, oft
the north coast of Sicily, has been active
for several days. A large, conical mas
has appeared on the edge of one of the
craters, and a fissure at the base of this
crater Is pouring tout lava and jets of
flame to a height of too yards. A dis
patch from Rome dated September 9 said
the Stromboii volcano was then In full
DIED A PAUPER
Once Wealthy . Forty-mnVs Life
Ends in Poverty. :
NEW TORK. Sept 2. John D. Deas,
a '49er. was buried in a pauper's lot yes-
terday. He returned here frorn Calif or
f (. nut with J300.00Q, which he st a few
years ago In Wall street. 8inc then be
"has sold collar buttons tor a living.
NEW YORK." Sept. 26. Charles M. Schwab, president , 6f ; the stee! T.'
trust, who' has gone to Europe for a long period of recuperation, has
been Improved in health already, according to advices that reach New
York. He is rapidly regaining his normal condition.
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Warrant Has Been Issued r0forf the
Arrest of Laura Bigger -She
Withdraws Claim, v :
LONQ BRANCH. 8ept. 26. The suft
of the well-known actress, Laura Bigger,'
to establish her, claim to the tl.ooo 000
state of the late Henry Bennett of Pits
burg, had a sensational finish today when
ber counsel announced that Miss Bigger
had' decided, to forego all claims except j
ithe 0 per cent, interest given her under
Bennett's , will. Counsel for the other ,
heirs immediately arose and said that j
warrants, were out for Miss BiggrT Sam- ,
President Nichols Creates Big Sensation
by Making Some Startling .
SCRANTON, Sept. Efforts are being
made to bribe the mine worker's leaders
to surrender the cause,' declares President
Nichols, of district - No. -1, In a sworn
statement issued at noon today. He says
he has information thai Michael 'Grimes,
who" was "formerly a mine foreman,, is
the agent of , the operators. He aocuses
Grimes of offering the local presidents
125,000 each If they would get ten men
from each local to draft a set of resolu
- LANGE BOUND OYER. -
Gus Laoge was charged-with being ;a
burglar, caught In the, act of robbing an
East Side, butcher shoit : He pleaded not
guilty. ; After Officer Robson had testis
Lange made a statement that
he was In the place but had no intention
of stealing anything. That he was tempt
ed and, went. through the money drawer
as a secondary' consideration. He was
remanded to the grand Jury for trial,
and baU' fixed at 1609.1 ; ,v .
" PORTLAND,' OREGON
OP THE STEEL TRUST.
uel Stanton and Dr. Henricka, charging
conspiracy. Miss Bigger was not present,
but thi- latter two were arrested and their
bail .fixed at J5.000 each. Officers are
looking for the actress. Stanton was a
Hoboken Justice of the peace who, Jn the
former hfaring, testified that he married
Miss BiKsvr to Bennett. Hendricks was
Mlns BisKtr's counsel when the actress
first claimed inarrlugo and the birth of
the posthumous chHth '
tion declaring that their locals were will
ing to got to work. Two men were to get
$500 each and the other eight were to get
JlOu each in uddition to the 125.000 to the
principal leaders. Grimes was to pay all
incidental expense money and prevent the
exposure of the participants. Grimes for
his work is promised a coal lease from
the Erie company. President Nichols of
fers to furnish testimony before the
MORGAN GETS IN
Works Scheme to Become at Factor
. v .in. Atlantic Coast Line.'. . ..
"NEW YORK. Sept 26.WaU street
today hears that Morgan turned over
the Louisville Nashville to the Atlan
tic Coast line, thus becoming a factor
in the latter line, wher h4 ttad'aa pre- J
Again Endanger People's
THE airs HEALTH
Menaced by the Sale of Patrcfying
.Another seirure of diseased hogs has
been made by Health Officer Biersdorf.
Yesterday a i Front-street commission
house received a Shipment of four hogs
from a rancher near Vancouver, Wash.,
which were tn. such a state of putrefac
tion' as to make even their handling a
matter of danger. With commendable
spirit the house lost no time in notifying
the health officer who at once proceeded
to make an ' examination. Of what he
found Dr. Biersdorf says: "During all
my experience I have never before seen
animals marketed tn such a condition.
The carcasses were so rotten that the
finger could be pushed for its full length
Into the flesh without the slightest exer
tion. They were la a horrible"--) states
There Is no question that the farmer who
shipped . the hogs was well aware that
they were unfit fof food for before mak
ing his shipment' the tongues and a part
of the tissues of the aeeks had been re
moved In eta evident effort to hide the
cause of the animals deaths."
BIERSDORF IS JtNDIGNANT.
. "A man who, will attempt .to perpetrate
such an outrageaa the selling "of such
meat should be showij no quarter. No
punishment' Is too severe for him.'-' Had
that meat been conptfnted by ' Portland
people tt would,. In probability have
caused the serious illness and pet-haps the
death of those who partook of It. There
Is nothing, however, that I can do In this
case, the seller residing outside of the
sate. But i ant determined that If it
be possible for ne to get a case against
any person whom I can reach tn such a
matter-to have an example made of him
that will effectually deter others from
following the same despicable course.
Binoo the prosecutlsa and convlctloA
the man Dlnbat some" time ago for this
offense we have had very little trouble
In this way. I believe that for the past
rew. weeks there has been little If any
diseased mat sold In this city and so.
long as I am health officer I am deter
mined to keep up a vigilant watch for it
and to secure. If possible, the severe pun
ishment of ariy one caught In the act of
committing the crime of jColsting on the
public food products-which it would be
4 shame .to.feed to a- homeless dog."
Over One Thousand Persons Killed
and Towns 'Destroyed.
JIM LA, Sept IK. Reports from the
Province of Sinkiung, -India state that
a most destructive earthquake occurred
there August 22 and that the shocks con
tinued till September 3. - In the Kashgar
district the town of. Artush probably
suffered the gruatest ;loss of life and
property, there being 6tf7 persons killed
and over lOu) Injured." Almost every
building tn the entire section was demol
ished and the British colony narrowly
escaped being totally annihilated.
A dispatch to the Allahabad. India,
Pioneer from Kaahgar, says that the
disturbances wrecked many- villages in
the northern part of the province, the
total number of persons killed being
1000. There were no premonitory signs,
says the dispatch, but a profound rise tn
the temperature followed the principal
shock". The temperature continued to
rise during the subsequent days, which
were attended by a repetition of slight
quakes. The dispatch says no Europeans
lost their lives.
I STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
John A. Ma her. a farmer living ' near
Llnpton, while driving across the tracks
at Twelfth and Washington streets yes
terday, was struck by a car and thrown
to the pavement, receiving; severe exter
nal Injuries. He was cared for by Dr.
Littlefield at a nearby drug store.
" Matter fs about 80 years bid and Is
troubled with his eyesight. He did not
notice, the approaching .car and thus
brought about the accident.
INSTRUCTORS TO MEET.
The teachers of the school department
will meet at the Park .school Frtdny
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock for the pucpose
of receiving Instructions.
The city principals will . meet at the
High School Saturday - morning at 9:13
o'clock for the purpose of discussing
the grade-meetings and other matters.
, MACCABEES INITIATE.
H Portand Tent. lEri.TKiIgh& of the
Maccabees, inlUated several, Bw candi
dates last evening atr their hall In the
BelUng-Hirsch building. About TO mem
bers, of different tents were present. A
sumptuous repast was served. .Jack Ash
ton was presented with, (old chain for
bavins brought la Q new members .
SEPTEMBER 26. 1902. k
SOLDIERS IN THE
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TAMAQUA, Pa., Sept, 26. The presence of soldiers In the anthracite
coal region has been regarded as necessary for the preservation of or
der. The forces are well organized and claim to be ready for all emergencies.
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Czars Troops to Evacu
Withdrawal Will Be Complied by
October Railroad Turned
i Ore) to China.
i WASHINGTON, 8ept. 26.-Minlster
Conger, of Pekln, cables the State De
partmant that the Russians have begun
to evacuate Manchuria, having already
turned over to China the possession of
the railroad. The evacuation will be
complete by October, as stipulated by
This will tend to a gay the feeling be
tween Japan and Russia, which, whlls
not much in evidence, was still very
strong In Japan. It will also cause con
siderable relief to the English Cabinet,
which has been uneasily watching the
situation for the past year.
Report Circulated Saying Anarchist
Attempted to Kill President.
LONDON, Sept. 26. The Dalslel News
Agency, under a New York date, sent
out a report yesterday, which created a
great deal of excitement here. The re
port said that it was supposed that an
anarchistic- attempt on the life of Presi
dent Roosevelt was involved In the
wrecking of the Golden Eagle tjo'tel. In
Washington. Wednesday night, and the
subsequent suicide of the perpetrator of
the outrage' The nowspupers here got
out "specials," and tlamln placards and
boys were bawling the startling news
through' the streets with the result that
half of the population-of London went
home believeing that the assassination
of the President of the United. States
had been attempted.
Thompson, of Nebraska; Appointed
Minister Jo Brazil.
WASHINGTON. Sept. X.-The State
Department this morning made the fol
lowing 'Official announcement of diplomat
ic appointment: Charlemagne" Tower, Of
Pennsylvania, now the Russian Ambas
sador, to be Ambassador" to Germany;
Bellamy Stqrer, . Minister. to 8paliU-to-.be-eome
Ahiister to Austria, Hungary; Ar
thur 8. Hardi, Mtnlstu- to Switzerland,
to become Minister to Spain; Charles H.
Bryan; minister to Brasil. to become Min
ister to 8wltserland; and , David E.
Thompson, of Nebraska, to become Min
ister to Braall, the order becoming ef
fective In November. - , v ,
CO JtL REGIONS,
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GAMBLING AT THE RACES.
Stand Idly By -and
the Plain Law ,
The present' administration of
Portland was elected to office on
a reform platform. Through Its
official head, Mayor Williams, a
crusade on vice has been inaugu
rated. Ths Mayor "has instructed
the police department to stop gam
bling. The laws for dealing with
the testae' ere adequate and ctould
be made effective' If properly en
Irvlngton Park is within the Jur
tsdlction of the city.,
A gambling game is being con
ducted on the open platform where
pools are sold. - '
The game la one of a skin order.
In the way of a percentage getter,
and ,1s not tolerated m any gam
bllsg hous4 that makes any claims
to decency, 4
Theaeajers drone forth the mer
its of f their, game, ' cappers lure on
the"' Innocent, and the bank roll is
Two' detectives and at least four
policemen were notloed about the
gaming table. Some of them spoke
to" the gamblers. ' ,
One of them, on being askedHf.
he did not know a oity ordinance
was being violatedand, that
was his sworn duty to uphold the
law, stated 'that It was none of
his business, as he had received
no Instructions from the" Chief to
Interfere In gambling offenses,
When asked If a murder,, holdup .
or other offense were being com
mitted before, bis eyes, if be would
remain passive, for the reason that
he had not been instructed by his
superior to take action, he claimed
vould be different,
Of State Federation of Labor
A meeting of the executive council of
the State Federation of Labor will be held
Monday morning in . the hall of the or
ganization on Second and Washington
streets, for the purpose of taking up
the work of the State Federation as In
dicated by resolutions, concerning legis
lative matters, which were adopted at the
convention last May. Other questions
of interest to the labor movement will
also be given , attention- -.
The executive board of the State Fede
ration of Labor Is composed of the fol
lowing officials: President, G. Y. Harry,
Portland; first vice president, 3. V.
Welsh, Astoria; second vice president,
Ueorge Hornby, Portland; thprd vice
president, J. F. Johnson, Baker- City;
fourth vice presfdent,' W.'E. Miller, Sa
lem; fifth vice president, Fred. Langever,
Pendleton; secretary, William H Barry,
Portland. " . ,,
CHIOACIO 8. Itas announced
on goold authority today that the capital
stock of the Chicago, Milwaukee St.
Paul had ' heen ' Increased to ,000,000.
The Increase In capital la for the purpose.'
of, purchasing Senator Clark's rights tn
the Salt Lake road. Ths SL . Paul lines,
with the Gould's and the Clark road, give
them an outlet to the Pacific, coast.
A BIG DEAL
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PRICE STVE CENTS.
Grand Athletic ' Exhibi
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Committee Met This Morning atj j"
Reported" Everything . : '- ,
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Tonight's athletic benefit parfonnanotj
will be held at the, Multnomah Club house)
Instead of at the Exposition building, as -1
was originally' Intended. - The object oC
the change is to save the work of saov -ing
the various fixtures necessary to- the) T
show. The club la also better arranged
for an entertainment of the kind. .. The) .
benefit ie for the relief of the fir suf .
ferers. A great many tickets have been
sold and everything tends to show thai
the affair will be a success.' 8"he pro
gram will be a clean scientific exhibition
of athletic sports and exercises. Tha ;
bent talent of the Multnomah Club,' the
Y. M.d A., the Turtt Vereln And good
outsiders will participate uv the exhibl.
tlon, ,. .vv.vf;;'
There will be , sparring, ' wrestling. ,,,
tumbling. Juggling, trapese, fcorlsaatal
bar, vaulting, club swinging, awlmmlnsj .
and high diving, and all sorts of work
for the development of the human form.
Robert Fttsslromons wrote a letter tn the)
early part of the week, stating that ,ha ,
would gladly give his ssrvlces. In. ha
benefit. It-he could possibly get her la
time. He has sent word that tt would ,
not be probable that' he eould get here.; v
Tracey and Denney will box six rounds.
There will be a number of other eon-
tests with the gloves by men .who have)
made reputations in, the ring, j Ladles)
are especially Invited to be present. Th
show will be a clean and mtereatlng ext'
hibltlon of the kind that never fail to
amuse and entertain a crowd -;; , , )
FUND IS GROWlNO. J.
The funds for the relief of h Bra .
sufferers is growing. So, faT I7237.W Wt
been contributed and turned over tnt',
the hands of the commttteei Of this sum'
(2697.06 has-been spent, leaving a fcalanes)
of tmL This does" not lnolude the)'"'
money that was sent thto the flr dls.
trlcts direct. ' 'f f iV."
The executive committee "met this . ,
morning and was very . much leaSed
with ths financial . condition: of. the fund.
A petition was read from V. 8. Lake
and 25 other free-holders around La Ca,
mas and Waihougal. requesting etXXI .
pounds of timothy seed, 1000 pounds ot.
white clover and 1000 pounds ef orchard! ,
grass. Before granting the request the
committee will investigate the- exact eoa
ditlon of the petitioners. V; ;JV"'j'
A request was received from a Mr. Pe.
terson, who ran a sawmill five miles)
from La Camas, stating that he had lost
his mill be fire, but that Some of UtS)
machinery was still in good oondltioru
He stated thatyhe could grft te wort .
again with 1400. In payment for this
help Peterson will give Worth ot .
lumber. He- wilt also furnish the resuv
dents, in the vicinity with lumber and) "
will wait . for. payment for one or two)
years.. -i 'h', .-. ';H 't'1
This proposition was looked on Wltk ;
favor by the committee, but action waa
deferred, because Peterson will be her
the early part , of next week, and ths)
matter will be taken up with klra per.
REPORT FROM AGENT .' BROWN..' -
A report waa read from Agent Valentine)
Brown, who Investigated conditional la
the La Camas districts. Mr. Brown an
closed the names of ZC sufferers, also full
particulars about. them., He recommended!
that lumber, grass seed, ' wire fencing,
provisions and clothing be sent to aome)
In lieu of money. ,- r
orts at Walla and Vancouver
Deteriorating. ' . y
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WASHINGTON, Sept, N.-aenerajt Haa
dall. In his annual report to the War .
Office, says that additional officers' Qflar
ters are badly needed at Vancouver.
The post will be greatly crowded with
the troops Introduced there, and he rges
that more barracks be constructed lm
mediately. Repairs are necessary at Fort
Walla Walla. General Randall suggests
the advisability of deferring any action
looking to tbe abandonment of . 8o!se
Barracka He thinks, that Fort Wright,
because it Is nearer the railroad eentet
of Spokane, should be enlarged to pro
vide for regimental , headquarter and)
the two - battalions. 'Referring - to the)
forts at the mouth of the Columbia Rlv
er, he says there has been great difficulty .
in obtaining a water supply lor Fr
Ste vens. and suggests a btpe-sjna t
Lewi and cufk Rivef t". mr. . '
General Randall says the fort at Cam
Skagwax, Alaska, Is an Important one.
aCJSSirnindsL.tha nnstructSoA sf
manant quarter and barrack. "Vh -bis
between 8ij Michael and - Nome has)
failed to work since last November, anl
4 contract has been made for a wire'--
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