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PORTHAiny OBEQOy, FRIDAY, ETENUfG, ? OCTOBEB ?3. 1902.
" VOLi" I.; NO. 178.
PIIICEtOTVE s CENTS.
H WIBEOUT iv
All Departments of
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Police Wifl Be Vigilant-Judge DrMc-Prose
; Be Vindicated and Ordinances Enforced:
Tb powerful naehiaei7 of municipal
govqrnmant Is In aotion. All th depart
nsnta are in boaity oo-operatlon. and ar
of on sentiment In relation to the vexa
tious ramblins; problem. The ordinanoea
must bo enforced and tb evil wiped out.
Judge Hogue.has put himself on '.record
as being In favor of using tb most dras
tic measures possible to discourage vice.
The Public Prosecutor's offica Jm In favor
of the most vigorous action. The police
will exercise ail possible vigilance In tb
future. Tb Grfead Jury la In session and
from Information aecured, from persons
in a position t know,' will make a thor-
niado by Councilman Merrill. The lai
abiding cltlsena and the prominent bu-i
ness men of the city ar aroused. 'J he y
want the matter sifted to tb' bottom,
and, If avldenc of corruption la brought
out, want tb guilty punished. What they
demand la vindication of past charges,
and surety that tb law will be enforped
in tb future.
THE GRAND JURY.
flay Take Action Says the Dis
District Attorney Chamberlain was ask
ed this afternoon what action, ifany, the
grand jury would take in - regard to Coun
cilman Merrill' charges of corruption in
connection with gambling.
"RealTy, 1, don't know,"Xfe replied.
They will not meet a 8Un until Monday,
when they may take it up. I have not
seen them sine this agitation cam up,
so can not know their f eatings In the
matter. , . '
"I will be busy trying a murder case
Monday, so I cannot be with them per
sonally, but on of my fleputiee wllL
They can take it up if they want to."
Wants to Enforce Drastic Laws in
Municipal Judge Barry Hogue, yester
day afternooa mad a public declaration,
aa to his attitude on tb war against
3!l,lT'.WBloh ha" ban tauiu.rf bv
' tb people of the city who are la'faVor of
enforcing the Uw that are on th sUt
UU tpoka. H Instructed Clerk Olson, to
writ a better to th Police Commission
era oalltn their attention to a clause in
th charter ich. proviae that the ap
paratus seised v raid on a gambling
hous may be dewtioyed. JTurthea- that a
house In which gaiaRjllng exists may be
closed. This notification to th commis
sioners Is a Polit way of suggesting
that 4n the future h desires to haw the
laws bearing on th issue enforced n
their entirety. ,
DESTRUCTION AND CONFISCATION.
The idea of th Judg ia'to resort to
the most drastlo measures possible in the
enforcement of th various clauses of
th laws bearing on th subject. Here
after when gambling devloe are seised it
Is bis idea to bund a fir with them. If
any money la found In th raids it 1 to
be confiscated by the city. If a place is
..round where th offence of gambling I
' Ihown to close it up.. If It fm in connec
tion with a saloon to revoke tb lioenoe.
With vigilance on tb -part of tba polio:
vigorous prosecution on th part of the !
City Attorney's office; heavy fines by th j
Court whan convictions ar secured; de- !
Itroying of devices; eonflsoating val
iMes found, and closing up places, ft will
la th opinion of Judg Hogue wipe out
rambling in th city. While he doe not
" torn" out "flat-tooted on th proposttlon
ls letter and suggestions leav no other
Svference1 than the rigid enferoement of
lb laws, and his desire to use every
lovernor Geer Not Talking
" This Time.
' Governor Geer passed through Port
and this morning on his way fo poInU
h tttastern Oregon. The -Governor was
lot in a mood to talk, aa h say that he
s suffering a great deal lately 'from a
f Huter la bia finger, which h goi whjia
f - . f V '
means la bis power to mak the -war to
unrelenting that purity will triumph
over vice. . v'. ;. .
To Combat Foe With Vigilance
Chief Mcljiuchlan this morning stated:
"Tb war with the gamblers In on, and
will be fought to the end. An efferot
will be made as never before to convict
the wrong doers in the violations of .the
olty ordinances. The department is labor
ing under many disadvantages by tyot
being provided with funds to locate
gambling and secure' conclusive evidence.
The local-officers are well known to Uk.
gamblers and the only way they can cna
duct a raid is by force. What we need
is some men wno are not known, to e
cure' the evidence, then the chances of
convictions would be much better. ,
WILL FIQHT TO A FINISH.
"The whole of the force will be Inf
structed to be unusually vtgilant and re
port th' slightest information whi-'n'
might lead up to the closing of these
places. An officer who Is aware that thi
ordinance is this respect are being io-
leted -sttaeV takes -no -action in ,ihpre-mr
Ises will be discharged. The difficulty of
Stopping the practice is not appreciated
by th majority of th people. More ea
peclally la this true of the Chinese
Gambling behind closed doors is a viola
tion la -Whs;! Itis difficult JU get evi
dence for a conviction. With the hearty
co-operation of the other departments of
Justice w have 4iopes of stamping oat
the evil completely. I have had instruc
tions from the commissioners to exerdsc
all th diligence possible in the matter.
Make a Fruitless Raid Last Night
cn Chinese Joint.
Th polio received a tip last night that
there was a fan-tan' game in operation
in a Chinese gambling den on Second
street last night. Bergeant Church, ac
companied' by Policemen Carpenter, Hlller
and Wilkinson lost no tune in getting to
the pTaC& They were compelled to go
through a long passage before they could
reach fh door where the game was lo
cated. The alarm was given by a look
out, nfl 'by the time the barred doors
were battered down the wily chinks had
left th room by going through a trap
door into the . adjoining place and dis
appeared. While no Chinamen were cap
tured and the room was found vacant
the police think that: the .continued raid
ing will bavth ftect of evehtufinj?
closing all these places. While it is al
most impossible to get a case in which
a conviction can be. made against these
people th activity of the officials wlU
result in keeping th foxy Orientals from
running fiainla that will have sufficient
publicity tolprov a public temptation.
; THE MAYOR PLEASED.
When thi.Mayor heard this morning
that Chief ifeLauchlan bad instructed
th night patrolmen to notify all saloon
proprietors to close their front and back
doors promptly at 1 o'clock, he was much
' "I was gong to confer with the chief
on this very subject toay," he remarked,
"but I ant glad he fori tailed me. It came
to my knowledge -that certain up-tovn
saloons, wer running all night and many
ot them until and 4 Vctgcf-lrr one-saloon
ctosea at . 1 o'clock they; shall all
ales at that hour.' - -
pUIng his wlnttr's wood, fi says that
ha wilt-Utt Jtbsx street fair, and carnival
at Th Dalles and then b to La Grande.
pYon, 1a Grand he will visit' big father
at Cove and return in about a week.
WEATHERWAX LODGED IN JAIL
' 'f '-. ' -eseasapesBsssjpsssasss., "
INDEPENDENCE. Oct I. Weather
wax, th nian wanted for attempted rob
bery of th Imperial saloon, and who also
was subsequently located at Rainier,
Wasb was (brought . back yentf rday in
Custody of Constable Moran. i He was
taken to salla and lodged ia th oounty
Jan fog; aaf
5 Dead at Eugene v
THE END PEACEFUL
Close of a Remarkably Active and
; Busy life The Funeral
EUOENB, Or., Oct .-Aftr tw ar
of Intense suffering with paralysis ' and
a general breaking down of tb system
due to, old age and Infirmity, Ei-Oovernor
John Whiteaker passed away at hi ham
in thla olty at 7:45 o'clock last night. He
had been in an unconscious state for two
days and bad been unable to takeSany
nourishment since yesterday warning.
His aged wife attended him to the last
his earnest desire being that she should
be constantly at his bedside. His last
moments were calm and peaceful. Tne
ex-Governor suffered a stroke of paraly
sis .two years ago. and about three weeks
ago was the victim ot a 'second stroke,
from which he never recovered." He
leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter.
He was a member of Eugene Lodge A. F.
ft A. M., under whese auspices th fun
eral will be held Saturday.
A REMARKABLE CAREER. ,
John Whiteaker was the first Governor
of Oregon under the state constitution.
He was elected at the June election in
lSSrancT Inaugurate' on th th' pf "July"
of the same 'year. He held office Until
his successor was inaugurated In 18S3.
He was horn in Dearborn County, In
diana, on May 4. 1820, came Wst In T&it,
and remained till 1S51, when he returned
to Missouri. The next year he came to
Oregon With, bin wife and settled on a
farm in Lane County in 1SS3. In 1856 he
was elected Probate Judge, arid the next
year a member of the Territorial Legisla
ture. In 1838 Tie was elected Governor of
Orega-!nd.4rerve.4.a. jfuM.term. Th the
contest for this, honor he received SlJi"
votes to the 4Z13 cast for E. M. Barnnn,
bis qppenent. who had already been high
In office "in the territory. His term ex
piring in ISO, he retired to Eugene. He
was elected to the Oregon House of Rep
resentatives in 15W16, lass, and 1870. In
this last session he was made. speaker of
the House." In 1873 he was again called
upon to serve the,. people of Lane County
as State Senator, for a term of four
years, being elected president of the Sen
ate at -both sessions of the Legislature. -
IB 3878 Mr. Whiteaker had the honor of
representing Oregon in the Fontry-sixth
Congress, and after the expiration of his
term, he again retired to private life, only
to. resume public office In 13S5, when he
was appointed Collector of Internal Reve
nue at Portland under President Cleve-
land's first, administration. . At th close
of his term as collector, he went back to
Govenor Whiteaker was always an 3i
dent and consistent Democrat In politics,
and had a large number of admirers a:d
frUnds.rWtiB locked uGon. bim aa on of
the fathers of the Democratic party in
As Governor of Oregon. Mr. Whltetker
Issued what is supposed to have been the
first Thanksgiving proclamation . in the
Northwest. At the time he was severely
criticised by the denominational journals
for setting what they considered a bad
precedent.. . ; V
POISONED AN ELEPHANT.
. NEW YORK. Oct. 1 A mad elephant
named Tom was executed at Central Vark
Zoo tbJg anraiag by. ayaald g no's sain r.
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less by Flames
Jewish Resident Become Panic
' 5trickenFtirniture Piled
In the Streets.
LONDON, Oct. . A terrible fir is now
raging la the Whlteohapel district, and
loss of llf is feared.
- 'The most destructive fir that has been
recorded in Wbltechapei In years is rag
ing there) today. 7b flames are almost
entirely - beyond control, and every . fire
department in that part of the city has
been rushed to th scene and engines
from miles are being called upon for as
sistance, which were responding with all
The Jewish residents of the burning dis
trict are panic-stricken. Men. women and
children are running to and fro, scream
ing and crying. Searching for relatives
who are either lost in the Immense crowd
or Imprisoned in the burning buildings.
The streets on every side of the burning
buildings are crowded with a surging
mass of humanity, making it difficult for
the firemen to battle with the flames with
any degree of success.
A PITIABLE SIGHT.
I At.Jhe first outbreak. of, the flames the
people Hying In that vicinity commenced
to carry their furniture, into the street,
throwing It in heaps without discrimina
tion as to ownership. Women with little
babes In their arms and children half clad
clinging to their skirts, are crouched on
the curbing, vainly waiting for someone
to come to their assistance; husband and
fathers, striving' with all their might to
save their belongings, many of whom are
losing all their worldly possessions and
left without a roof to shelter their fami
lies, Is a -most-pitiable-scene being wit
nessed by the onlookers.'
Th firemen ar working bravely to
save the property and lives of the resi
dents of WhltechapeL and many of them
take terrible risk In order to . release
those who were confined th their apart
ments by the flames and smoke. With
all the care possible they carry little chil
dren and Invalids to the street. and place
them in the hands of those who have tak
en upon themselves the task of provid
ing a temporary shelter for the homeless.
Just what the damage and loss of life,
If any. will be, It Is unable to learn at
this time. However, it Is believed
every one has been rescued.
WALLER IN ACTION.
NORFOLK, W. Vai, Oct J.-MaJor
Wall r toda.yjcei.vej4 .orders Jtq proceed,
to Philadelphia on recruiting duty. This
Is bis first recognition since his return
from the Philippines.
PARIS. Oct. I. Madame Zola today
requested Dreyfus not to attend her hus
band's funeral f,or fear ef a popular dls-
turbance. j --' ,.
PUGILIST ARRESTtD. -
-k sBBBMBnsBBneaw-as "
. CHIQAGO, Oct. $.Toung Peter Jack
son, who is billed to fight Willie here to
night was arrested on his arrival this
afternoon on an old warrant for disturb-
tog tb e,.
Operators and Labor Leaders
All Members of Conference Given Copy -of His Speech and Adjourned
to Consider He Speaks and Urges That Pubp Rights Be4
ULLKTIN WASHINGTON, Oct.
THE RE6LUT WAS THAT THERE HAD BEEN NO SETTLEMENT. ,
WASHINGTON, Oct. S. Th President greeted all th visitors cordlall, and In some case familiarly. He plunged
Immediately Into th ease, reading hi remarks from . a manueorlpt, a follows
"I wish to call your attention to the fact that three partlee ar affected by h strike the operators, the miner and
th gnral pubtlo. - ' ' '
"I speak for neither th operator or th mlnere, but th public, 'whom th questions at Issu affect Immediately, and
ab concerned, but the publlo most vitally As long a there seemed tb be a 'reasonable hop of adjustment between you I
did not think it proper to Intervene. Still I disclaim any right or duty to Intervene in this way upon legal ground, or In
an official relation, but th urgency
In the shape of a fuel famine Impel
bring to an end a situation which has
"I wish to emphasize th character of th situation and urgently Insist that whenever one of you realize th heavy
burden or responsibility resting upon the evil, so apalling 'andTar reaching, to think you are required to sink the tenacity
of your respective claims and meet on the common ground of th necessity of th
operations. I don't Invite discussion of your respective claims, but appeal to your
personal considerations and makes Individual sacrifice for publlo good' .
"He then gave copies to each
situation In the light he presented It.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.-Thls, the mo
mentous day of the anthracite coal strike
conference, found the participants up
early making preparations for the lmpbrt-i
The labor representatives who are here
took breakfast with President Gompers,
of the American Federation of Labor, im
mediately afterwards they held a confer
ence which was entirely secret It Is
believed that a definite plan of action
during the conference was decided upoi
Like the labor leaders, the op
were up early, most of them ta:
breakfast on a "private car, to whichthey
denied admittance to any one not belong
ing to the party. It la believed that an
importimt- conference.-, was ; held? by the
operators during the meal, however, on
being questioned after. leavlMg the car
none of them would make astatement.
rix'by ARRIVES VlRST. .
Mr. Rixey. was the firs caller at the
temporary White House this morning and
was soon fallowed by Secretaries Root
and Wright. wiUkwhom President Roose
velt held a short conference in, which the
subject was again. reviewed... , (
The rooms below ythe scene of the - con
ference present an Impressive appearance,
every one of which is filled with hun
dreds ot expectant reporters and photpg
raphers, anxiously watching and waiting
tlie least sign of development, each and
every one of whom hoping that he will be
the first to gain Information of what la
being dorur behind the closed doors of the
conference rooms on the floor above. Out
sida scores of. uniformed messenger boys
are waiting with their hands on the han
dlebars of their btcyclea ready to mount
the wheel and fly with the messages they
ar to receive to their respective offices
from whence the news Is to be flashed
over the wires to all parts of the world
and read by the expectant public
LABOR LEADERS APPEAR.
At 11 o'clock President Mitchell, accom
panied by District Presidents Nichols and
Kahy, arrived at the temporary White
House, being the first of th labor con
tingent to make theicaapfaJCance., hj a.u-.
Convention of Republican Clubs
Goes on Record.
CHICaCOJ Oct 8. J. Hampton Moor
Ot "PhnaSelphta was --today- unanimously
elected president of the National League
of Republican Clubs and E. W. Weeks wss
re-elected secretary. The convention in
dorses Roosevelt urges the statehood of
Oklahoma. Arizona, and New Mexico and
condemns the trusts in a most forcible
TO VISIT LONDON
Czar and Czarina Will Go to Eng
land in the Spring.
LONDON, Oct 8. It was announced
here today that the Czar and Czarina
would visit London during the spring, of
The visit of the Czar and Czarina to
England during tft spring of 190J will be
attended with aU Jh pomp and glory
usual in' a case" of the" royalty of one
. country paying a visit to. another. What
the natui of the coming visit will be has
not yet been given out, although" there
Is a popular opinion that the Csar will
come In an official capacity aa well at
SNYDER MUSI STAND,
ST. LOUIS, Oct 8.Th Court : this
Momlnk decided that Sidney, "the loborer,
was under it Jurisdiction, and ordered
th talbert trial to proceed, - -.
Prevent .i Terrible
Does Not Act Officially :
Good Results Expected
I. (5:80 P, M.) CONFERENCE ENDS
and terrible nature of th catastrophe Impending over a large part ef th people
me, after anxloua thought, to 'us whatever vand all influence I personally eart to
become literally Intolerable
member and suggested an adjournment until
Th guest agreed and let Immediately.
swer to tho-Aummons of the national ex
ecutive, . having walked from the street
car. They were all clad in frock coats
end slouch hats and made an impressive
picture as tbey walked to. the entrance
of thebuilding In which they are to per
hapslearn th fate of those who have
Disced so much reliance- uoon them.
Shortly afterwards the operators ap
peared in carriages and went directly to
the conference) room.
During th arrival of those who are
taking part. In th conference immense
crowds gathered outside the grounds of
the temporary Whit House and as each
party appeared there was considerable
surpressed excitement, which, at times,
seemed on the very, verge of, outbreak ot
enthusiasm, especially when' President
Mitchell and bis companions came walk
ing arm in. arm up tb pavement
As soon as all the participants were
assembled th conference began, but last
ed only 20 minutes, after; which an ad
journment waa taken till ' .o'clock this
afternoon. "What took place during the
short mMeftn WTmrlrtrt tb partici
pants knows, as th entire proceedings
were carefully guarded. However It is
expected that a statement of any action
that waa taken with be made shortly.
Presidents Baer, Markle and Fowler
arrived to renew th conference at S
o'clock and were followed immediately
by President Mitchell and party.
The other operator arrived at 3:15
o'clock: and the President immediately
called the conference to order. It has
been learned that Wright privately toid
th President thfs morning things trat
were not contained in the official report
He scored both side vigorously, and
blamed the operators for employing an
undesirable immigrant element on the
pleo basis encouraging idleness. Also
th poor mechanloal equipment of the
mines. On th other hand proper disci
pline ia endangered by to much union
ism. H blame all th violence to for
eign miners. Cassett, although, specially
invited, failed to appear.
Oat t The
, -1 , Virni.ii n
FAXKERSBTTKq. W. Va,, Oct 8. An
east bound freight on the Baltimore &
Ohio, collided with a Westbound freight
In th middle ot tunnel 12, near Cornwal
iis, last night and Engineer Fred Pierce,
Brakeman John Miller, Jamea Hannlgan
and W. Goosman, of Grafton, Frits Pach
mans, ot Milwaukee, and an -unknown
tramp were killed. ' Engineer William
Somervllla and Fireman Jamea Klrkpat
rick, of Grafton, were fatally Injured and
two dead tramp . ar reported to be
burled in th wreckage. - There were
three car of cattle and on of hogs on
the eastbound train and th moans of the
Injured and maimed stock were hideous.
-Iwenjtz jara wer apsheS,.The effect
was as though a charge had been ram-
ned In a gun. Wrecking trains are work
ing from both ends of the tunnel, for the
track ia not yet clear. Mistaken orders
were th cans of th ttlii4WT. T "
MORE DEADLY, WORK.
T BRAZIL Irid.Oct' 8. In a freight head
end collision near Reelsvllle. on the Van-
HABEAS CORPUS CASE
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Whan tho habeas corpus proceedings on
behalf of Earl Hanson, arrested for steal
ing horsea at North Yakima, came up this
morning, Judg Sear granted Attorney
Hum a day' continuance. , , -
Jtw Hin wlshea to iamln (h crig I
8 O'CLOCK. MITCHELL
public." I ask Immediate resumption of
patriotism and to the spirit that sinks
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3 o'clock , to give time to think over th
says: "That Wall street expect much
good to come from the President's talk
with coal barons and Mitchell today,' Is
indicated by the - opinions expressed by
well informed people, that next week wilt
see the miners back to work. It 1 argued
that Mitchell, awed by, the grave cense
quence of th long struggle, will be glad
to accept President Roosevelt a Interven
tion as an excellent excuse for calling off
the strike. As for the operators, they are
said to wear more gray hair than when
the trouble began, so great has been tbelr
mental worry. Hence the belief that 4they
may make some concessions though, by
previous understanding, not till the men
return, and then not with the union, but
with their own employes." t ' -
NEW YORK, Oct-X-It was ourrenOy
reported on -the Stock Exchang this af
ternoon that President . Roosevelt, , after
reading' hi statement, offered to refer the.
whole question to Justice Brewer. So',
Arbitrator Mitchell at once assented.
Th president ot th '-coafroads askeJ ,
time to discuss" the matter privately, thua
causing the adjournment ' v .
5000 MINERS TO" QUIT.
BIRMINGHAM, Oct.. Flv thousand
miners of the Tennessee Coal . Iron
Company, ' were ordered to quit Monday
on account of the company's -refusal u
collect assessments and aid. th anthraclU
strikers in cases where lh , men ob
jected. : , . ' ;rS :r' :
HURRAH FOR TOMORROW. '
TAMAQUA, Oct. 3. Extreme ' quiet
marked the day here. The miners are
happy in their belief that th strike is
near the end. An immense parade wss
held at Summit Hill last night and num
erous banners read "Hurrah for Tomor
row. - , :
WASHINGTON. Oct X. Secretaries
Root and Moedy were 1st conference wttit
President Roosevelt after the adjourn
ment They express hop of good results
Smash, Maim and
dalla line this Afternoon. Fireman George
Cole was killed, and Engineer John Cun
ningham and Frank Booth, ' ot Terr
Haute, and Conductor Harry Reeves,
were badly, if not fatally injured. ' Oni
holler exploded, throwing th timbers W
feet high. ' '
TWO KILLED. "
EAST DEERFIELD, Mass Oct t A
passenger train collided with a switch en
gin her this morning, killing Engineer
William Wedgewood and Conductor Geo,
Parmenter, of Greenfield, and fatally in
juring Brakeman Howard Smith. Bar
era!' passengers on th train were aia-
INTO A WASHOUT.
i DAJXA8, Oct. A-A. meager report
reached her this afternoc-a that Js
sehger train "oa the Boutbera Pacific was
wrecked by. a, washout at Sandy For!.
Many passenger ar J reported injur 1
and physicians have been sent from B'
Antonio on a special. - '
Inal extradiUoa paper issued by Ouv .
ernor, McBrtde, of Washington, oa Gov
It is thought that tb contention wtl '
mad that the warrant of arrest for 1
boy was issued on th tnth ef t
Washington distict attorney Jut. -1
an indictment by a grand Juiy, 1
th pr(tediag ar fc. Xt