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PORTLAND;-pREGOyyf HUES iAYVEYE2giy G. ; 8EPT3tER '30.' 191)2.
VOL. I. KO.' 175.
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AGAINST BIG CHIEF
Scenes 'of Turmoil Mark the Open
ing of the Sessions
SARATOGA, Sept. 10. The NW .York
Democratic atate convention was called
to , order at noon. There waa a great
noUe during; the roll call and Devery atood
on a chair waving hla tutt to attract the
chairman's ' attention, but Stansfleld
eteadfastly refused him recognition. Dev
ery'a friends then gathered around and
howled steadily until the roll call was
completed. After a full five minutes of
turmoil order, was restored and the com
mittees being elected Devery was made
contestant and his case, referred to the
committee on credentials. Hence the first
round of the fight -was against him.
THE PLATFORM IN PART.
Canals A pledge for general Improve
ment of the waterways at the earliest
Ppsa,lbU ..momec br--A-odiag" th wtaia;
avolding direct taxation by abrogating
the section of the constitution that limits
the state's indebtedness.
Trusts Advocating Federal Interference
and control of the great monopolies that
threaten the people by controlling the
prices of the "necessities of life;" de
nouncing the "meat trust" and "coal
trust' specifically and alleging that they
are the results of maladministration of
affairs by Republican administrators.
Tariff Calling for a revision of the
tariff in the most complete form, taklpg
duty off such commodities as are neces
sary for public use, but protecting Amer
ican working men where such protection
is not inimical to the Interests of the
Philippines Denouncing the acquisition
of the Philippines and the continuance of
military control, calling attention to the
alleged lack of humanitarian methods in
the conduct of the war and demanding
freedom for the inhabitants.
Cuba Accusing the Federal .Govern
ment of failure to keep Its promises In
Cuba and In deceiving the people by an
nouncing Independence for the island
while still continuing military control.
The administration of President Roose
velt is condemned as "spectacular, un
dignified and vacillating."
The state administration is denounced
for its conduct of state institutions and
Madame Zola Slowly Improving
Coroner Will Wait For "Recovery.
PARIS, Sept. 30.-The physicians In at
tendance on Madame Zola, who came so
near losing her life yesterday, state that
she rested very well e'uYing the night and
tkat her condition this morning was very
satisfactory and all that could be ex
pected. However, they say that she must
be watched very, carefully, as . comaJetft.
"rest and Isolation are absolutely neces
sary for her recovery.
The date for the holding of the Inquest
over the remains of Emile Zola has not
been fixed owing to the condition of
Madame Zola. It will be delayed until
the physicians are assured that she will
be strong enough to bear the strain,
which no doubt will be terrible for her to
PARIS, , Sept. 30. Later The autppfty
-hold on -the body st Emlla Zola today ab
solutely establishes the fact that the
author's death was caused by the inhala
tion of gas. The funeral will be held
PARIS, Sept SO. Madame Zola today
gives an account of the tragedy in which
she says that during the night she felt
unwell and went into the bath room and
returned. Zola a few minutes afterward
got up but fell. She tried to speak but
could not She heard her husband gasp
ing and (hen. fainted. Doctor Defaud
ays she owes her life to the fresh air in
haled while in the bathroom. Her con
valescence will require a fortnight.
Coal Operators Say
NEW TORK. Sept SO. A bulletin post-
Sbere this afternoon says that ' the
jsldents of the coal. roads' and some
Independent operators are In session tM
afternoon. The meeting was called .with
great secrecy, and rumors are increasing
that a ttUment Is ner at hand. John
Concerts Republican Aoditor to
His Way of Thinking.
CLEVXLAND, O., Bpt W.-Toa U
Johnson la meeting with great success in
him tour of the state, and la making all
kifids of oonverU at his , big political
camp meetings held In tbtMnsstve tent
J3ne of the latest converts to express
himself as being of the same opinion is
the auditor of Hancock County,.
EXPRESSED HIMSELF FREELY.
"Tea, I believe you are right In all that
you say to regard to railroad taxation
and In regard to the bad ethics of audi
tors riding on passes."
Thus spoke Surrel P. De Wolfe, auditor
of Hancocir County to Mayor Johnson.
Mr. De Wolfe's statement was more startl
ing than It appears at first glance. He Is
a Republican and Is one of the auditors
who weremoat bitterly antagonistic . to
Mr. Johnson at the famous meetings In
Cleveland. He even voted to exclude Mr.
Johnson and Prof. Bern Is from the room
while the deliberations of the assessing
boards were In progress. Bearing this In
mind, Mr. Johnson naturally looked for
ward to a lively "scrimmage" with Mr.
DeWolfe, when he met him in his home
town, But the erstwhile flreater was as
mild as milk. He at once told Mr. John
son that h,is views had radically changed,
and that be now believed that the mayor
was right' on every proposition.
A Big Boom in Stocks
First Quotations Today Were From
Two to Four Points in
NEW tORK, 8ept JO. There was a
great change In the stock market here
this morning and everybody In the finan
cial elrele 1 "of the opinion thfl the
pinch Is over.
Notwithstanding the fact that stocks
on Wall street depreciated over $70,000.
000 in the last three days, a decided buoy
ancy characterized the opening of the
market this morning, and everybody
seemed to fake a new interest in the
buying and selling.
There Is no doubt in the minds of the
brokers, as well as fthe general public,
that the action of Secretary Hay, in
throwing millions of dollars to the relief
of the market has caused a boom that
will last for some time. The first quo
tations were from two to "four points
above the previous" close, which is the
bent evidence of a decided change for
London, too, is feeling the beneficial
effects of the actioti of the Secretary
and rapid advances are being reported
on accoupt of It.
Secretary Shaw arrived at the Sub
Treasury at 10 o'clock this morning and
has been closeted with several prominent
bankers and Assistant Treasurer Jordan.
The general Impression here is that
the worst pinch in the money market
tj-cpetf)-""--" - - -
A statement has just been issued that
the release of 25 per cent of the reserve
fund would practically mean four times
that amount of- available loanable funds
to the banks. Also that the action is
perfectly 'legal, there being a statute
good will Promise
Lord Hope Goes Into Voluntary
LONDON, Sept. 30. Lord Francis Hope,
who was examined in the bankruptcy
court today said that this Is his second
bankruptcy and the only Income he has
had since the first has been ten thousand
dollars, a year which Is Inadequate to
meet expenses. He denied the claim of
May Tohe, his former wl'fe, of forty-five
thousand dollars, saying that it did not
represent a money transaction but was a
good will promise only.
End Is Near Con
Market came ouH of toe room at 4 o'clock
and said to the reporters: "You may siy
that it la my Idea that there will be a
speedy settlement There will, however,
be no deviation on the- part of the coal
operators jfrom the original proposition.
It Is. up to th. st.'Vr?f fr.i Bo en els.."
The Council, Led by Merrill, Will Regulate Vice in the City
; Merrill Makes Sraif Startling Stateliients of the
Enormous Systemi 'of Robbery in Vogue,
Taxpayers Have Tired of Paying for Espionage of the Disreputable Classes
---Gamblers eh aL Will Be' JIade to Pay for the Up-Building
of the City The NewSystem Will Produce Enough
to Pay Entire 'Bonded Indebtedness
At the meeting of the city council tomorrow Fred T. Merrill will Introduce a resolution which
practically provides for an open town. Gamblers and prostitutes are to be taxed to the limit and the
result $15,000 to $30,000 per month is to be expended in the regulation of vice and the upbuilding of
the City of Portland.
Powerful influences are enlisted in the
settlement of the municipal problems that
confront the city. The Issue Is being
brought to a climax after years of con
troversy. At the meeting of the City
Council tomorrow the matter will be dls-eraeea-'&nd
amgi,-ettioir "takeiT fu' Brtrfg
about a more satisfactory condition.
Tred T. Merrill will introduce a resolu
tion for the remedy of the evils as far
as it is within' the province of a legis
lative body to act When interviewed.
Councilman Merrill said:
"To my absolute knowledge there has
been over half a million dollars given
to the grafters, by .the gamblers and
prostitutes of Portland in the last 20
"I. as well as other taxpayers, have
become tired of paying money Into the
City Treasury for the regulation of the
necessary evils of society. It is time
to switch the system and let the offenders
put up the money for their own regula
tion. "Every administration of the city for
.th pant 30- years "tins-made a'ff effort "to
arrive at some satisfactory conclusion
In .this ..matter. Fines have been im
posed, but only a small fraction ever
found Its way into the Treasury, The
grafters have been in clover. , I know
Just exactly who collected the money and
who receJj&O. ,Jt and.. am ready to" paave
my statements, If it comes to a show
down. CUTS OUT GRAFTERS.
"Hereafter the income will "go to the
city. If the resolutions I will introduce at
the Council meeting tomorrow are ap
proved and acted upon. I have arranged
a plan whereby the municipal govern
ment can Recure a revenue of from $15.
000 to $20,000 a month. In the course of
a year this will amount to about $200,000,
or enough to pay the bonded indebtedness
of the city.
"lender existing conditions, gambling
exists In various forms and women are
plying their vocations of Immorality. , The
city Is deriving practlcaly no revenue
from these things which could be placed
under control and by the imposing of
fines be made a source of profit and
kept within bounds of decency, which
It Is impossible to do the way things are
being conducted under the present
ONLY QUIET GAMBLING.
"My resolutions make suggestions for
the conducting of gambling games In
rooms that -are away from the tempta
tions -f irotrar- - rhe"games"' must
be on the level and shall consist of only
stieh as are recognized and operated by
houses that do gambling on the square.
No side games will be allowed. Faro,
roulette and crap games are considered
standard, and will be. Included In those
that will be allowed to run. Keno and
Chinese lottery will be positively and
permanently closed. There are games at
which minors play and from which the
most evil results follow." j
the streets in the. following of their pit!- !
ful avocations. They will be restricted to 1
houses, where they will pay regular fines, j
In the "bad lands'' of the North End the
same system will be followed. An effort
will also be made to cleanse the city of
the disreputable characters that liv'eS
from the earnings of the women of the
lower world. Grafters, boosters and oth-
MONEY TO BURN 1
Converts His Property Into Cash
and Destroys It.
LA CENTER, Sept. SOj-There are more
developments in J.he case tf.Pr., ft;
Davles, the druggist who, after firing his
own business and his competitor's, com
mitted suicide. Before the fires he was
seen to come out ef Mrs. Whites store
wltk a lighted candlef and enter his own.
A few days previous he converted -all
his property Into greenbacks, and It s
presumed they were burned .tap, as he
often stated, that he did not want his
relatives to fight over his property after
he was gone. The only things"'bf value
found are a 10 gold piece and 10-cent
ROB A BAM. : ;f
CHARLOTTE, N. a, Sept. 30. The
vault of the Savings bank of Fort Mill
waa dynamited bjr robbers last night wfeo
TO GRAFT NO
er non-producers, who have no visible
means of support will not, be tolerated.
UNA VOIDABLE EVILS.
"Every Important city in the country
has, a way of conducting these things
which cannot be eradicated, on a basis
where they reap benefit and at the same
time have the evils under direct control.
The talk of putting a atop to them Is
bh(-ajd a enf ;??fiei(f 'oWtWe'sUDjct
would take this stand. Taking It (oi
granted that evils exist, always have ind
always will, the only thing to do Hi to
exercise common pense and do what is
best for the city. tli publje and all co
cerned. The people under the ban of the
law are willing to pay for the violation?.
"I have Investigated the matter care
fully and am positive that this Is ihe
only way out of the dilemma. I am s-jr6
that the people of Portland as a whole
jyJiL sanction : Jl'S abyt, JLbjure...e.very..
reason to believe that the balance of the
Councllmen will concur In the move
ment and do every thing within reason to
bring to some kind of a satisfactory con
clusion the question at Issue."
MAYOR WILL AOREE.
"I don't know the attitude of Mayor
Williams on, the matter but am inclined
to believe that he will assist to forward
Weather Causes a Delay in
FORT RILEY. Kan.; Sept M.-The
spectacular attack onhejcqnypy In the
army maneuvers here this morning wis
abandoned on account of ' the severe
weather conditions. Precautionary meas
ures have been taken to prevent sickness
owing to the fact that the hospitals are
already crowded. The maneuvers will
probably be renewed tomorrow. .
THREE DIVORCE - SUITS.
Eliza B. Dodson has commenced suit
for a divorce from her husband, who is
Elijah . Harper wishes to be divorced
from bis', wife -on the grounds of deser
tion. 7 ' " " r:-J;;'-v " ,--'
Henry M. Knighton: accuses1, his wife.
Emma, of Infidelity end wishes to be fret
from her. Delos Msrwia U named as
as-respondent.' - - ; .
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any move which tends to increase the i.i
come of the city, or offers a manner i
solving the most difficult problem In n4i
"The fact of the matter is the taxpay
ers are dissatisfied, and have good cause
for being, over the way the situation in
being and has been handled. Portland Is,
no longer a yillagej and is .flat Jo,,.be
ex'pectecTthat its affairs can be conduct
ed for all time to come on the lines of
a country town. It is not a theory that
confronts us, but a condition. In theory
It is all right to figure out what is best
to do. People might from this stand
point be prevailed upon to cease their
wrong doing frpm a theoritlcal view.
That is not the Issue. A certain perceT
age of people gamble and always wTTl un
til human nature changes. There are
public women and have been from the
ft awn nf hltnry . T.tmy alwayn wHl - CXISt
until the end of time. The only thing to
do I the taking of the most sensible ac
tion that the judgment dictates. The hott
by of reforming this element has been
ridden to death and belongs to the past
century. What cannot be cured must be
endured, and while we are enduring we
might as well do it In the most satis
factory way possible."
A WILL CONTEST
Half Brothers of Abner Vaughn
ournai Special Service.)
HILLS BORO. Sept 20.-John T. and
William B. Lousignout, half-brothers of
Abner M. Vaughn, deceased, have filed
contest, proceedings la the County Court
to set aside the will of Abner Vaughn and
trial was had before Judge Rood yester
day. Vaughn died August 2. last, and
the ,wlll In controversy was executed on
July 16. The estate Is valued at 5000 and
the half-brothers are cut off with the
sura' of 8. Tbef will Is apparently In due
form but the point upon which the con
test Is based Is that the name' of the
testator was signed to the will by At
torney Hoffman, of Forest Grove. The
statute provides that In the event that
the name of the testator is signed by an
other.' the Instrument must show that It
was done at the request of the testator
and this not being dons In this case. It Is
claimed the will Is not valid. . Judge Rood
has tskeit th wstte n1er advisement
Will Send Uncle Sam!$ Boys From
the East to the West.
Bids for furnishing transportation to
soldiers of the United tjtates army will
close to-morrow, morning at I o'clock.
The bids are for the transportation ot
12 officers and 218 men from Jfort Lawton
Wash., to New ifork City; one baggage
car for free allowance of baggage and
freight cars for 00,000 pounds of freight.
The officers are to be furnished with a
standard sleeping car and the men witn
accommodations In tourist sleeping cars.
For the transportation of 10 officers and
67 men from Fort Wright (Spokane) to
Fort Wood (New York City) and from
Fort Wright to Fort Niagara
(New York) ot one officer and w men.
The former to be furnished (with a
freight car for 10,000 pounds of ' freight
and the latter for t&OO pounds. The offi
cers to be furnished with accommoda
tions In standard sleeping cars and the
men in tourist sleeping cars.
The tourist and passenger cars are
subject to Inspection as to sanitation. An
ample supply of ice water Is to be pro
vided for the men en' route. The roads,
over which the trains are to be furnished
are to be mentioned In the bit!
Meet Death in Attempt
Strong Ebbing Tide Swept Them
Under in Presence of
(Journal Special Service.)
ASTORIA Sept 80. Two sailors named
Ferguson and Hudson lost their lives last
night In art effort to desert from the
British ship Australasia, .which arrived
yesterday and is now lying In the harbor.
The men were seen to jump overboard
and a boat was lowered at once to go
to their rescue. While the boat was
being placed in the water "one of the
men could be seen, but by the time the
rescuers got under way both of the rnen
had disappeared from sight. The drown
ing occurred at 10 o'clock. The death
of the men was due to the swift ebbing of
the tide, against which they were power
less, The bodies have not been recov
ered, and It is probable they have been
swept over the bar.
GILBERT BANK CASE
Attorney Claim Disallowed Stipu
lation Being Signed.
(Journal Special Service. I
- SAIiES?, 8ril.-juXlgii"lL"y. Boise:
In the Circuit CJourt yesterday, decided
the claim of Brown & Wright man. at
torneys for A T. Gilbert In the Gilbert
Bank litigation for 6500 attorneys' fees,
by disallowing the claim, holding that the
collateral, amounting to $438.67, turned
over to the attorneys at the beginning
of the litigation, was all they were Justly
entitled to, and would amply compesjsate
them for their trouble and the services
A stipulation Is being signed by the
hetrrWIIIfarn" Cospef , ll'eceai'ed and
the creditors of the Gilbert Bros., Bank
to dismiss the suit against the estate and
to allow the administrator. Hllmon Ford,
to wind up the affairs of the estate and
pay the proceeds to the rightful heirs.
It is believed all parties interested will
readily sign the stipulation, which will
then be filed In court and the trial of the
case will not be pressed.
Sufferers Being Helped as the Days
, Go By.
Money is coming In to the tire rellet
fund right along.. , The latest contributors
are the Salvation -Armyr JaO: -Telegram,
175.76. and C. A Coggswell, flu. Tne
work of relief Is mostly routine now, as
nearly every case has been attended to.
Straggling cases are being attended to as
they come along.
More blankets and overcoats are need
ed. Anyone having any of these supplies
will kindly send it to Ames & Harris
warehouse on First street The women
are dojng a great deal of work here., as
families are outfitted at a moment's no
tice. . ,
Hany Concrete Sidewalks. '" ,
.The past few, weeks has 'witnessed the
laying' . of a ', large number - of -concrete
sidewalks on the Bast Bide.-Ma hy of the
sidewalks were so dilapidated that num
erous complaints were made. Most of the
walks betne; laM ar four feet In width. .-.
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Mitchell Is Still Holding :
PLAN TO ARBITRATE
Believed to Be Discussed-Probable ,
Definite Action Today or
WILKESBARRE. Pa, Sept .-lt has
just leaked out here that President' aUt
chell is again holding a secret confer- . '
ence with several ot the district presi
dents, which leads to the . belief that
something of Importance will be accom
plished within a few hours. .
DENIES NOR CONFIRMS.
WIKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. J0.-Confilct-lng
rumors , are In circulation regarding
the conference held by President Mit
chell and other prominent factors In the
anthracite coal strike yesterday.
On' being interviewed on the subject
this morning and In answer to a direct
question President Mitchell positively de
clared that he would not deny or oon
Armtlie, mviu. UiA .r- had- cati- o- W"'.'
resentatlve of Morgan during the confer '
This attitude assumed by President
Mitchell has caused a great deal of com- -ment
on all sides and it is generally be-'
lleved that there is some plan of arbitra
tion on foot If such Is the case there
wilt In all probability be some sensational
and Important developments in the strike
situation before the day Is over.
The fact that so many societies and '
churches and other organisations have
begun to take such an active part In the
efforts to bring the struggle to an end, is
no doubt bringing to bear a pressure that
cannot be ignored by either side andt ' '
that some definite move will be
vry shortly is certain.
END OCTOBER . ' '
Detroit. Sept. so.-Eight states are
represented in the replies received today
by the Detroit council committee bavin ' ' .
charge of the National Coal Conference '
to be held on October 9. Mayor Ashbridge 1 "
of Philadelphia, the only declination. ,
says he has good authority to the belief
that the strike will be ended by Octo- . . -iKsr
MOB IS SULLEN.
MOUNT CARMEL. Sept SO. A mob Of
over a thousand miners has congregated
here and serious trouble Is looked for at
any moment as they have assumed an
attitude which means disaster, should
some hot-headed leader take up the reins
and Incite the mob to violence.
However, at present, everything is com-'
paratively quiet, owlng-to the arrival this
morning of six companies of militia, who
were received by 'the miners In sullen
SCRANTON, Sept. 30.-One hundred
non-union men employed at the Cayuga
colliery quit work this morning, fearing
a serious outbreak of the strikers against
them. The colliery has been operating
two weeks but now it Is closed' again.
PRESIDENT MAT ACT. v
WASHINGTON, Sept. 90. An Important
"meetmif Is' neWTield at theHtfmpornry
White House this afternoon by President
Roosevelt, Governor Crane, postmaster--General
Payne, Attorney-General Knox
and Secretary Moody. They all decline
to be interviewed, but it Is believed tM
meeting was called by the President re- l
gardlng the strike situation. He is be
lieved to want advice In view ot the num.
erous petitions and demands being mads
on him to force a settlement In an of- .,
flelal capacity he can do nothing but It
ia, possible . he. coatn plate
She Tackled the Students of Yak
Who Put Her to Flight.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Sept SO Carrie
Nation, the woman made famous by
hatchet met an ignominious defeat t
the hands of the Yale College students
In her "crusade on liquor and vice
Carrie Nation attempted to deliver aa
address to the students ot Yale College
last night but failed to accomplish ,. her '
purpose. She took for her subject "Ct
aiettea and Whisky," and started m tr
telttng her hearers that they were aU "on .
the road to bell." She had not proceeded ,
very far along this line of her arguntefif" '
when the students began to mterrup bw
with cries of "Oh, fudge. Carrie and .
other sarcastic remarks, which flnaiWibs
came so loud that shs was compelled ts
stop her lecture and retire from the plat
form In dismay." ; .
She finally came to tbs conclusion tkat .
It was utterly useless to cops with tbs '
powerful lungs ot ths ."oolieg "'jsun
man" and gave u th struggle. Shs
soon- K'ft . ths hall and started for ber (
hotel Tvowtng'. that shs would let. them
hear from her again- The football team
of the college preceeded her to the notek
singing 'Give us a Drink Barendr,, Iff
4 manner that thoroughly convinced Car
rie that she had bucked up against one of
the hart pxltluas bs bs4 stdc