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PORTTAITD.AOIIEGOUV ! WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1,. 1902.
PRICE ; FIVE CENTS.
TM GRAl JURY MY
THE NATION TO OWN
Ought to Prove His
Strong Opposition Develops to the
Scheme of an Open
MAYOR WILLIAMS AGAINST IT
Council Committee Will Stand to
Their Guns.Hot Time
WHEREAS, Gambling and other form
of via hava been and era con
tinuously carried on and numaroua houaes,
rooma and premaaa are devoted to said
. purpose wHhht thhr City, and the Com
mon Council being the representatives of
the taxpayer of tha city, awqm to do
their duties and to provide for the proper
government of the city, the aafety and
well-being of Ita citizens and alao to pro
vide the revenuea neceaaary for the main
tenance of Ita several departments)
therefore be It
RESOLVED, That the Common Council
of the City of Portland does hereby call
the attention of the Board of Police Com
mlaaloners to the law forbidding gambling
and other forma of vice within the City
of Portland and the penalty for the vio
lation thereof, with tha request that all
persons violating aald laws be arrested
and upon conviction that said penalty be
Divested of a number of legal quotations
from the city charter, the above is the
reaolutlon to tie Introduced lft the City
Council this-afternoon and which la ex
pected to enliven the session. The njuo
tatlong quoted, in the resolution were
cited to The Journal recently and pub
lished. They simply define different forma
of misdemeanor and provide penalties.
Below will be found some Interviews on
Councilman Merrill stepped Into the
City Hall at noon today and after passing
the time of day he approached a table
at which three reporters -were writing and
"The Mayor has gone back on us I see.
He certainly said to . committee of four
Councllmen last Friday when called upon
that If the Council would take the mat
ter in ita hands he would give us a trial
and if we could run the various ele
ments out of town It would be satis
factory to him. He said that he was
tired of trying: to suppress the evil and
would gladly shift the responsibility from
his shoulders. There were present at this
meeting Messrs Bentley, Zlmmer, Rum"
melin and myself.
' COUNCIL HAS RIGHT.
"We are told that the Council has not
the right to proceed as we propose. We
have a perfect right The Council Is sup
posed to provide the ways and means for
running 4Jbe city. . This we propose to do
by a system of fines. If the Mayor and
Polio Commissioners want to see how
our system Is taken by the publio let
them deolde by popular vote. They will
then be surprised at the result. But they
won't do that,
FAVORS CLOSED TOWN.
"We are sot out for an open town. On
the contrary we favor a oloaed town. We
want tha laws rigorously enforced and
when violations exist we propose to see
that guilty ones are prosecuted and that
is the way we propose to raise funds.
"Everyone Jtnawsjthat. gambling;-na
gone on here for 20 years without Inter
ruption. It has existed under a system of
grafts. If the Council can not proceed on
the plans we bave we will insist on the
Mayor and his police commissioners see
ing that all laws are enforced. Gambling
is running every day and the city Is de-
riving no revenue.
"This city must be run on business
principles. If not now it will come later
on. Business men and property owners
demand it. There are too many -city of
ficials and business men who are afread
to speak out. Whether they fear the
press or pulpit, I don't know, but I fear
neither when speaking my mind on mat
ters of public interest."
MATOR WILLIAMS. "
"When that committee called on me I
expressed my very strong disapproval of
their proposed action. It Is a cowardly
evasion. of the law. After they had ex
plained their action to me I Bald that if
there was a perfect unanimity in the
eouirell I would not set up my Individual
opinion against them but would give them
a fair 'trial. Such a condition does not
exist When I attended? the meeting of
the Police Commissioners and found how
they stood, 1 thought that ended the mat
"How did the Police Commission
'Stand?" was asked.
"Not being a member of the board I am
not at liberty to say.. I do not care to
bring this matter down to a cbntroversy
between the Council committee and my
self. I will maintain . my stand and
everyone knows what that la"
Governor-elect Chamberlain was seen i
GRAND JURY SHOULD ACT.
District Attorney Chamberlain says:- "The sensational charges of cor
ruption an grafting made by Councilman Merrill are of a nature which
should be thoroughly Investigated, The grand Jury la now In session, it
Is their doty to take the matter up. If they consider that there is any
thing back of the story, they can bring Mr. Merrill before the body to
' give testimony to substantiate bis allegations. On the other hand, any
one having- evidence to show that the law has been violated, earn make
complaint and the case will be vigorously prosecuted- by this office."
,,,, n- " TT--TTTT-TT
in regard to the gambling question, and
expressed himself as follows:
They are now. wrestling with a prob
lem which earner up when.I was District
Attorney in 1900. I tried to adopt the pol
icy that would In a measure at least keep
a check on vice and at the same time
realise for tha city between 000 and ttttOO
a' month. My policy was disapproved by
the city authorities and by many cltisens
as well. The city authorities took hold
of the matter and I left the whole sub
ject to them to carry out auch a policy
as they pleased.
"As a matter of fact nothing can be
done in reference to the suppression or
regulation of vice within the city with
out the active co-operation of the city
During the period .mentioned by Mr.
Chamberalin between (25,000 and J30.000
was netted to the city by his plan.
George W. Bates, of the Police Com
mission, had this to say:.
"We have talked this matter over in
formally for some time and bave come
to the conclusion that We Will not allow
the town to open. The plana being agi
tated in the Council were trjed by the
police once and it was nOta success..
Speaking for myself I am utterly opposed
to the scheme and won't stand for it. 1
think the other Commissioners are of the
same opinion. .
WILL BACK THK JOURNAL
"If the state of affairs is as printed in
the papers, then I think that an investi
gation by the grand Jury must be had.
If The Journal demands an investigation
the Portland Board of Trade will back
So spoke Secretary Moore, of the Board
of Trade, when seen by The Journal this
morning, regarding the gambling ques
CASE AT AN END.
Fate of Paul Underwood in Hands
(Journal Special Service.)
SEATTLE, Oct. 1. The fate of Paul
Underwood, charged with the death of
his infant child, Is now in the hands of
the Jury. The case has been on trial
for several days and has attracted much
attention. Underwood was on the stand
nearly all day yesterday, and bla manner
of telling the story did not create a
favorable impression. His father and
mother were afterwards placed on the
stand, ' but their testimony was unim
portant. Dr. Franklin L. Powell was
called as a witness, and stated that, ,4n
his opinion, the death of the child re
sulted through the Influence of chloro
form, although Dr. Whiting maintained
the position . .that death resulted from
Other witnesses) were called, but their
testimony threw no light on the affair.
Arguments then began and were conclud
ed at 1 o'clock today, when the case went
to the Jury. It is the general opinion
that a verdict of manslaughter will be
LYNCH TO FIGHT.
(Journal Special Service.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct L On
leaving today President Lynch, of
the Typographical Union, said he had lit
tle hopes of any- settlement Of the typo
graphical fight with the Times of Los
Angeles, and if no settlement were pos
sible, he would make the fight of his life.
TO RIDE ANYHOW.
The Cowboy Race Will Be Palled
- Off October 26.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct 1. James Brad
ley, of Black Hills, & D., announces that
notwithstanding . President Roosevelt's
prohibition of the cowboy race tha event
will be pulled oft on October X, The race
will be from Black Hiils to Chicago. The
amount of the stake Is $50,000. Bettors
will follow the- bronchos- oa r - special
HAVE BAH. READY.
LONG BRANCH, Oct L Laura BIr
gert has not yet been apprehended. It Is
understood that Pugilist Corbett and
friends have the money to bail her 'out
if she surrenders or is arrested.
(Journal Special Service.)
SALEM, Oct 1. The Indian War VeS
erans Convection adopted resolutions
asking 1300.000 of the Legislature.
Delegate Wilcox Has a
They Object to the Bill Segregating
the Sexes in the Leper
(Journal Special Service.)
"BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1. Word has
Just reached here from Honolulu that
Delegate Wilcox narrowly escaped being
tarred and feathered in the leper colony.
The bill Introduced by Delegate Wilcox,
which provides for the segregation of the
sexes in the leper colony has almost
created a revolt of the lepers, and
aroused their anger to suoh an extent
that when the commission, of which Wil
cox was a member. Visited the colony for
the purpose of making an investigation,
an attempt, was made to give him a coat
of tar and feathers.
TO SEPARATE SEXES.
As a result of a report to the commis
sion which showed that unlawful cohabi
tation was being universal Indulged in
among the lepers Delegate Wilcox intro
duced a bill providing- that the men and
women of the colony be separated In or
der to prevent such a. state of affairs. It
was shown that many Illegal children
were being born to the lepers owing to
the fact that Illegal cohabitation was per
mitted and an effort to put a stop to it
was made by Mr.. .Wilcox.
When the action of Delegate Wilcox
became known in the. colony for some
time it was feared that there would be a
general revolt among; the lepers and
when the committee visited them it was
with great dlfttcultty that theyware pre
vented from assaulting the Investigating
committee. Delegate Wilcox was the
principle object of their rage and if it
had not been for the timely interference
he would have been given a coat of tar
and feathers by the enraged lepers.
It has not been decided Just what ac
tion will be taken in this matter, but no
doubt a move will be made to bring the
oolony under more rigid discipline in or
der to, prevent the . conuanpe ,.o?,the
FALLS DEAD AT WORK
Antoni Tartarni Expires
About noon today Antoni Tartarni was
prostrated from heart, failure, in a. Junk
shop on Front and Jefferson, streets. Dr.
George H. Btrowbrtdg-e was sent for and
arrived on the scene but the old man was
too far gone to be saved. A son of the
stricken man came in time to have a few
words with the parent before the death
occurred. The deceased has a family,
which resides at 263 Arthur street- The
body was taken charge of by Coroner J.
P. Finley. No inquest was considered
necessary, as the death was plainly from
DR. GHORMLEY'S LECTURE.
An Interesting lecture on "Where Rolls
the Oregon," was delivered last evening
at the First Christian Church by the
Rev. Dr. J. F. Ghormley. The subject
was-well -treated and ably delivered.
Dr. Ghormley will leave- shortly for
Omaha, where the Christian Church con
vention will be held. The doctor intends
lecturing on the tame subject while East
and thus advertise Oregon, inducing set
tlers to come here.
DROWNED IN THE SIUSLAW.
' (Journal Special Service.)
EUGENE, Oct 1. News Has Just been
received, here of the drowning of Gens
Larsen, a fisherman, in the Sluslaw River
at Florence, last Saturday. ,He was at
tempting to board the steamer Mink and
fell into' the river and before .rescuers
could reach him, had tank for tha last
time. It is not known whether Um body
was . recovered .
President Roosevelt to
: Take Action,
.; Anthracite Strike to Meet
Him In Washington
WASHINGTON. Oot. L-Fresldent
Roosevelt- has sent-, telegrama to all the
leading operators aad President Mitchell,
representing -the miners, asking them to
meet him here at ll'o'clock Friday morn
Ing for the purpose of consultation wltn
the hope of ending- the strike.
The President addressed Baer, Thomas,
Fowler, Ollpha'nt arjd MarkJe aa follows:.
"I should greatly like to see you Fri
day at 11 o'clock here in regard to the
failure of the coal supply which has be
come a matter of vital concern to the
whole nation. , I have sent a similar dis
patch to Mitchell, president of the United
The dispatch to Mltrhell was worded
the same, except-Closing as follows: "l
have sit a similar dispatch, to the presi
dents of the anthracite toal companies. '
FOR FEASIBLE PLAN.
WASHINGTON Oct. l.-A special
meeting of the cabinet was held at the
temporary White- House at 10:30 this
morning to further consider measures
to be taken by the administration or the
President personally to settle the strike,
with Secretaries Knox, Root and Moody
and Postmaster General Payne present.
Secretary ' Shaw was expected later.
President Roosevelt Is prepared to go to
the extreme limit of his executive au
thority, but as yet has been unable to
discover any feasible plan for federal
Interference. The President has been
quietly endeavoring to effect a compro
mise, acting in' a" personal capaolty. It
is believed that -Secretary Root's trip to
New York ?a .WJne.sdy, .JUwt. was. ..to.
communicate the - President's desire to
the operators and that be submitted his
report at this morning's meeting.
CABINET A fcJOUKHED. .
WASHINGTON, Oct l.-The Cabinet
meeting adjourned at soon. Secretary
Shaw having arrived a short time pre
viously. It is stated that an official
memorandum will be given out by Sec
retary Cortelyou thla afternoon.
DETROIT, Oct. 1. President Parry, of
the National Association of Manufactur
ers, composed of prominent business men,
today wired President Mitchell that the
organisation would take a hand in an at
tempt to Settle the strike. If Mitchell
would appoint a miners' delegation to con
fer. President Mitchell Immediately re
plied: "A committee of five representing
our organisation will meet you In Buf
falo on Saturday at any hou you may
determine." i President Parry fixed .
o'clock as the time.
THE RESULT OF
Decided to Work for the Passage of
Four New Bills.
The executive board of the Stats Fed
eration of Labor completed its sessions
today at noon. Today matters relative to
the welfare of the organisation were ex
The greater portion of yesterday was
consumed in considering resolutions touch
ing upon legislative matters, which were
adopted at the last meeting of the State
Federation. There was a host of resolu
tions requiring their attention, and the
board decided that It would be an utter
Impossibility to secure, the passage of all
bills, at the next session of the State Leg
islature that were recommended, and the
most desirable, therefore, were seleotsd.
TJiere are four of these, and all efforts will
be concentrated to secure their passage.
They are a law creating a Bureau of La
bor Statistics, a ohild labor law. an eight
hour law and a law preventing the over
crowding of theatres.
President O. T. Harry and W. H. Barry
have been instructed to draft the bills.
B OILER EXPLODES
BlHng Proprietor and His Son and
i Two Others
ROCKY HILL. Ky Oct l.-There was
a terrible accident here this morning
whence mill boiler exploded, killing the
proprietor, Jesse Klnslow, and hjs son,
Charles Krum and William Crumpton.
. . WHEAT MARKET.
- CHICAGO. Oct 1. Wheat 1i68o.'
BAN FRANCISCO. Oct. X. Wheat
SO NATIONAL DISPLAY.
PARIS. Oct L At-the meeting of the Ministerial Council here . this
'morning the subject of giving Author Emlle Zola a national funeral
was discussed. After the matter had been thoroughly gone over It was
decided that it would not be Just the correct policy to pursue, so the Min
isterial Council this morning gave out the statement that Zola would not
be given national obsequies at the funeral to be held Friday.
However. M. Chauml will represent the Government on this occasion
and deliver a speech of eulogy. -
Rangers Will Attempt
to Stop Herds
SEND ARMED FORCES
to Intercept Sheepmen and Blood
shed Will Probably
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Oct 1. All kinds
of serious trouble Is being looked for on
the ranges of this state owning to the
recent leasing of a large tract of land
by the Sweetwater Range Association,
The Sweetwater Range Association,
which has recently succeeded In secur
ing a lease on a quarter of a million acres
of land in the southwest part of Wyom
ing, has sent a big armed force of range
ridersto intercept a number of foreign
herds of sheep which are said to be head
ing In that direction.
11' W Tared that' when the herds are
intercepted by the rangerlders that a
battle will ensue which will cause a con
siderable loss of life, as it is believed
that eaeh herd Is accompanied by a
strong foroe -of armed tnen prepared to
resist any effort to compel them to change
their course, and both sides are determ
ined that they will carry out the in
structions of their employes and will fight
to a finish. Reports of bloodshed are
expected from that section every hour
and It Is very likely that the authorities
will have te take a hand in the matter to
prevent the wholesale destruction of
property and a terrible loss of life.
Rash Act of a Woman Suffering
Buffering from an incurable ailment,
from which the only escape was the
(rray$t JWtured. hy r condltlop of ,iMin
lessness and despondent over the outlook
for the future, Mrs. Eleanor Bowman,
yesterday afternoon sent two bullets tear
ing through her breast. The woman was
the wife of B. M. Bowman, the cashier of
the Brunswlck-Balke Collender Company
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ooudron, her
brother, E. D. Goudron, and her sister,
Mrs. F. ratchet, all reside In the city.
The sufferer had an engagement to take
a treatment from Dr. W. F. Hubbard
yesterday at S o'clock, and had mad.5
arrangements for her husband to call
there for her about this time. When he
arrived at the place to keep the aiipoint
menthis" wife"hsT"i5orafrtved. e'fqp
phoned to her people and learned thai
they had not seen her. He then went
home and found his wife dead with a re
volver clasped in her hand and two bullet
holes in her breaat In the vicinity of iV
Coroner Finley made an Investigation
of the case and under the circumstances
their is no doubt butyhat tha death was
one of suicide.
H00R IN LEAD
Prominent Candidate for President
of Republican League.
CHICAGO. Oct. L It Is almost certain
that the Bepublleaa .Lesij. Conyuion
which opens here tomorrow will make 1,'
Hampton Moor Ita next president The
city is filled with arrivals all of whom
are favoring him. The Los Angeles dele
gation is here working hard , to secure
support for the selection of Los Angeles
for the next meeting place.
" REAR ADMIRAL DEAD.
SILVER SPRINGS, Md. Oct 1. Rear
Admiral James Jouett died here, this
morning frojn a complication of diseases.
He was 74 years old, having hew retired
m 1900. - .'."., i .-.
Very Much Annoyed by -Letters
' From American Clergy.
ROME. Oct. l.-The Pope Is consid
erably annoyed at the many letters being
received by the Vatican from the Amer
ican clergy regarding affairs in the Phil
ippines. Every day many letters are being re
celved at the Vatican from the American
clergy concerning the views of Ireland
regarding the Cathollo affairs in the
Philippines. Some of the letters are
strong In their support and some are Just
aa pronounced "in their opposition to Ire land's
vluws. Tha consequence Is that
the Pope Is very much annoyed. '
It was announced today that the Popo
has expressed his displeasure at these
letters and is seriously considering
whether or not the time is opportune for
calling the American olergy to order, as
he maintains that the Philippine affairs
are entirely out of their Jurisdiction.
The Fire Relief Committee Wishes
Ladies to Help Distribute
- Clothes - -
The ladles having the distribution of
supplies for the fire sufferers In hand
wish to cull--the attention of the public to
the fact that there is much work yet to
be done and that supplies and help are
necessary. Blankets, bedding, clothing,
hats, shoes, etc. In fact anything that
can be used or worn by man, woman or
child Is needed.
The ladles are almost worn out by the
good work they are doing and request
any other person In Portland who has
the time to come to 12 First street and
'The fund for fire relief work is being
used to muoh advantage. This morning
the people of Hubbard sent In $14.38 as
their contribution to the fund. Money for
the fire sufferers is being sent out right
along. The executive committee will
meet next Monday morning and arrange
a report for the general committee.
Two Santa Fe Freights Collide
" With Fataf Results.
FORT WORTH, Oct. 1. Two Santa Fe
freight tralna collided head-on near
Gainesville last evening. Fireman W. C.
Lyth is dead and Engineers Henry .Dick
and James Pangburn were fatally in
jured. Fireman M. P. Corry and Brake
man Nuemaker were seriously hurt. The
locomotives of both trains and 40 cars
were wrecked, caught fire and burned.
Shows That Only State and Muni
cipal Bonds WiQ Be Accepted.
WAAHJNGTON, Oct. l.-ecretary Bnaw
will today issue a eiroular Informing the
banks of the details of the plans pro
posed for the relief of the money system.
He has decided that In accepting other
than government bonds he will take
nothing but state and municipal bonds.
DALLAS, Oct l.t-Fred Weatherwax,
who is charged with burglarizing tiie Im
perial saloon at Independence, was cap
tured at Rainier and in custody of Deputy
Mofan was retutiMrd-te this pm for trial
last night Owinglo the prisoner's dis
position it was necessary to put him in
Irons on the pain.
ATTACK MADE TODAY.
FORT- RILET, Kan.. Oct. i. The wea
ther was fair today and the army man
euvers were resumed. -The' spectacular
attack on the eonvoy was made today and
presented a magnificent eight"' This, at
tack should have been made' yesterday,
bat. was abandoned on account oc bad
weather.- 3, '
Significant Plank in the
New York Democratic
C0LER IS NOMINATED
Hill Had Entire Control of the.
Convention Many Sensa-,
BIG CHIEF DEVERY OUSTED
Failed in His EHort to Have Rlnti
District Represented, and
SARATOGA, pet 1. A bulletin has Just (
been posted here which has caused the
greatest sensation of any action yet
taken by the 'Democratic state conven
tion. ' ,
It says that the Democratic platform '
of the Empire state declares for the Na- '
tional ownership and operation of the
anthracite coal mines by right of eminent
Many expressions are being made by
prominent men as to the significance of,
this declaration and It is almost the nnk- -versa!
belief that it is the Intention of .
the Democratic leaders to make this the '
most prominent issue of the coming Na y
Following close onto the adoption of the
platform came the nomination of Bird 8.
Coler to be the choice of the' convention '
as the Democratic candidate for Gover
nor. In addition to the National ownership :'
of anthracite coal mlnea, the platform
demands . free. -list Qf, the necessaries 2.
ot life, arraigns trusts . and monopolies f
and condemns the Administration in Its ,
Philippine policy, which it declares vacll- ,
latlng and uncertain.
. BIG CHIEF LOSK8. ,, 1
SARATOGA, N. Y., Oct L There was ,
a sensational scene In the Democratic -convention
here today when Big. Chief 4 .v
Devery delegates and the Goodwin dele
gates were thrown out ot the convention. ,
Despite the mighty efforts of both Dev- .
ery and Good win to seat their respective
delegations from the Ninth district in ,
the convention they were compelled to ..
retire. Hill was In absolute power and v
all the pleading the leaders could do did - .
not have any effect on the attitude1 tie
had assumed towards them.
A tremendous storm was raised in the f
convention when the report of the com
mittee on credentials was read , and
amidst the terrible uproar Big Chief Dev- ,
ery forced his way . to the platform,
climbing over seats and hurling those
who would, stop him aside as if they
were feathers In a hurricane. Finally he
reached tha platform and in his charac
teristic way made a speech appealing to '
Hill as the leader of the opposition to pre- t-.,
vent , the barring of the Ninth district ,
tHow )i iv -W represented on- the Y- -
floor of the convention.
But Hill was obdurate, plead as he
might Devery could not move him from
his determination, and finally the blg, jj
chief became desperate and demanded a '
roll call, which was Immediately granted.
Hill was the one to cast jhe first vote
for the affirmative of the report and the
other delegates oould hardly, watt tor '
their names to be called to fall In line
and carry the report by a vote ot 4St for
the affirmative and 21 votes for tha nega
tive. Thus the only satisfaction that '
De-very -could- -getwasthat' th -minority
report of the committee on credentials
was In his favor.
When the result ot the vote was an-. '
nounced absolute quiet had been restored
and in profound silence Devery rose from
his seat and followed by. bis friends he
slowly left the halt
Y0HE CAN MARRY
All Obstacles Removed by Making .
Lord Hope's Divorce Absolute.
"LONDON,"' Oct " f.-May"Yoh,e Is 'no' -
free to marry Bradlee Strong; owing to
di votes being granted to LordHope.
Lord Francis Hope's divorce" "from" HayT'7"
Tohe was made absolute today by J'i .
ttce Jelf. This leaves no legal obstacle '
m the ( the ectreus, marrying Mr, ;
Strong. ' Strong and Miss Tohe are at
present in Buenos Ayres where an an
nouncemenl of their intended marriage
was made some days ago. This will per
haps be the last act In the drama In
which all the principals gained so Much
notoriety. 1 ' -.
J i'VHEGRO LYNCHED.
PORTLAND; Ark.. Oct L-Walter HuU
Hvan. a nesro, was lynched this mon.!; t
for shooting Dave Reddy, a white u . 1.