The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 07, 1902, Page 1, Image 1

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Tonight and Wednesday
occasional rain; south to
west winds, .
. VOL. I. NO.' 181.
The Lines of Investigation Adopted Will
UneartK Graft If Any Exists
Many Witnesses Are Called
If Gambling Has Existed, Why? If , Laws Have
. Not Been Enforced, Why? If Money Is
" Collected by Specials, Why?
The Journal demanded that the grand
jury Investigate the sensational charge!
of graft made by Councilman Fred T.
Merrill. Yesterday he was brought he
fore that body and put in the "sweat
box." There were but two things for him
to do. Qne was to get in and make a
clean breast of his information, and as an
official of the city offer every possible
suggestion to sift the matter to the bot
tom. If his statements were "hot air,"
it was up to him to also candidly admit
this fact It Is believed that be aide
stepped the real issue by dealing in gen
eralities. Before the investigation he slated that
ho would not go before the grand Jury
and incriminate anyone. Prom his own
statements he was familiar that, corrup
tion was general and could bring the
proot Whether he has vindicated himself
von the Issue will not be known until the
findings of the Jury are made public
It Is inferred from the, statements of
those' who have been before the grand
Jury, that if anything rotten exists they
will unearth it. They have opened up the
right avenues of Investigation, which will
lead up to results if the condition of af
fairs are as pictured by Mr. MerrllL
Among the features that are being in
vestigated are those of gambling and fall
en women. The questions that they will
endeavor to solve are whether gambling
was allowed to run with the knowledge
oC the police. Whether policemen were
instructed to take action in this matter
if they saw the laws violated, or whether
they were by inference" given to under
stand that they were to keep their fingers
out of the gambling pie, unless other
wise Instructed. Also if the authorities
had exercised proper diligence In the en
forcement of the laws in this respect.
If gambling has been running continual
ly, and if so, why not stopped.
The phase of special policemen will al
so be handled. If these officers are work
ing with the police department; if they
paid any money for the privilege of hold
ing the North End beats; If they collect
money from the fallen women, and what
becomes of It. Other lines of alleged
graft will also be looked into.
Samuel Renshaw a Let
iertorierejumpstnto the River
Early this afternoon a letter carrier
named Samuel Renshaw drove onto the
.east end of the steel bridge and, aban
doning his horse and cart, hurled himselt
over the railing Into the chilly waters of
the Willamette below. Men are at work
with grappling irons, but have not re
JcjfOvereo the body at a late hour. The
carrier's cap was found floating in the
No 'cause is known for Renshaw's rash
act.' He was sober and industrious and
teemed to be getting along nicely. Post-
tnaatetCroasman-stt4d-ef-the occursenoe:.
.VRenshaw came to the postal service
from one of the street car companies. He
was put on as a substitute letter carrier
and seemed to be get.ttng along nicely.
He may have gotten his distribution box
mixed up, however, and had some trou
ble in his delivery and, becoming de
spondent, ended his life.
"Put a substitute on a new route and
lie is liable to get mixed up a little at
first It U to be expected. It is no cause
for suicide, however,"
SALT LAKE, Oct- 7.-In a fight be
tween a crowd of Slavs at Murray, And
. Marhsall Hunter and , deputies, Antou
Bartnlck was killed and Deputy Malloy
fatally wounded. While Bartnick was
mortally wounded and' lay on the floor,
bis wife placed a revolver in his hand
ind urged him to keep HP the fight The
"ttmwaarktckedmt tjf his itamt and tie
then gave him a knlfev ' Af fCr a fierce
lgnt, he was finally killed.
1. mver Tnp V rr TTn rmn1nt fmml
kxea today the flrst of the collections
(mounted to 0,700,000. The Jargest single
' layments came from the Vanderbllts and
.toe New Tork Central. They came irr
be form" of one check for S800.QOO. The
Uto estate paid 1350,000, - -
This morning's session of the Grand
Jury was an uneventful one, according
to what the different witnesses had to
say when they left the Inquisition cham
ber. The first one put upon the rack was
Frank Llschke, police reporter of the
Journal When he came out of the wit
ness room with.the perspiration stream
ing down his face, be told the Journal's
court house reporter that there was
"nothing, doing," but that he gave them
some sources of Information which. If
followed with any degree of intelligence,
would lead to surprising results if there
was anything at all to the charges made
by Councilman Merrill. -
Former Captain of Police T. J. Hoare
was the next witness. When he was dis
missed he, said that the only thing be
was questioned on was alleged grafting
in connection with gambling. Mr. Hoare
resigned from the force to accept a spe
cial beat in that portion of the North
End known as "Wbitechapel." He has
only one gambling house on bis beat, but
a large number of "cribs."
"They confined their questions to gambl
ing and grafting in connection therewith.
I told them that X -was aware that gam
bling had been going on, but that I never
knew of a dollar being paid for the.priv
ilege of running. I -was not questioned
about the time I was captain of police.
Neither did they question me about the
Voaeph Macqueene, the Oregonlan's po
lice reporter, was also called, but he could
jiot, 'throw, any Jtgai. upo-the'Heged
graf thjgvj : Stle,-Jaftd, oo personal knowledge
of any grafting.
There were only three witnesses exam
ined this morning, but there are three to
be called this afternoon who can throw
some light on the subject if there was
any grafting during their administration.
They are ex-Chiefs of Police Spencer,
Hunt and Robinson.
Ten men, some of them prominent In
business circles. Will be subpoenaed this
afternoon to appear " tomorrow morning,
but Deputy District Attorney Spencer re
fuses to divulge their names until serv
ice is had. No subpoeriae has as yet been
Issued for Police Sergeant Church.
Queen Christina's Health Compels
Her to Retire to Seville.
MADRID, Oct 7. Considerable com
ment is being made here over' the condi
tion of the health of Queen Christina, as
he has decided, on account of it. to
henceforth live in the Royal Palace at Se
ville. ....
It has been announced here that young
King Alphonso's mother, Queen Chris
tina's health is so poor as to make It nec
essary for her to move to Seville, where
she will reside In the Royal Palace for
an indefinite period. Her health has been
failing for some time, and it is thought
that th relief from the constant strain
of court life will be of great benefit to
However, the knowing ones are east
ing side glances and wondering if the
rea I veause f -the retirement.. 4nto . prac-,.
tlcal obscurity of the Queen Just at this
time is not due to the fact that the King
was so highly lnsensed at her marriage
with her Master of Horse. It is trie
popular belief of those who are in a posi
tion to know, that the King's displeasure
at her secret marriage during the. Austrian
tour was the direct cause of her retire
ment, and the Queen will shortly be
Joined in her retirement by her husband.
Count Escosura.
In, the case of J as. Wilson and Simmons
Hardware Company, a corporation, vs.
John Mohtag, as surviving partner of the
firm of Henry Cleave and John Montag,
copartners, doing business under the
name aid style of Portland Stove Works,
and John Montag, as administrator of
said partnership, Judge Bellinger, In the
United States Circuit Court, ordered this
morning that the appeal be sent to the
,Oirolt Curt tee tbtlth Ju4e4aierr"t
eult. upon the complainants' giving bond
In the sum of $500.
NEW'YQRB, Oct T.-rThe retiring di
rectors of the Northern. Pacific "were all
re-elected today at the annual meeting.
WASHINGTON, Oct. -7.-Tbe Post Of
fice Department shows a deficit for the
year of CSSS.10Q.'
Big Parades of Qvil War
Interest in Election of Commander-in-Chief
Is Growing
Washington, oct7.-The Grand
Army parade here this morning was
made under a threatening sky, and In
spite of the fact that torrents of rain
were expected at any moment, the turn
out was one of the best in the history of
the organization. The crowd attending
the encampment is one of the larajt
ever seen in Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. c Oct. 7. The
thirty-sixth national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic is on in
earnest and the constant succession of
events leaves little rest for the veterans
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ASHINOTON, D. C, Oct 7.-It. is likely that Sir Michael Herbert, named by King Edward as Ambassador from the
Court of St. James to Washington, seems to have won out in the fierce light waged .upon him by the Vandr-rbllta.
Herbert married one of the daughters-of Secretary Wilson, of the department of Agriculture, and the Vanderbllts are
at outs with the Wilsons. The Herberts will find a practically new embassy in which to live during the winter, tne
building ha-vlng been remodeled and made over In many respects. It is the most commodious embassy at the natlona'
capital, and when completed will be exceedingly elegant. Lady Herbert Is popular in Washington society.
and other visitors. The day has witness
ed the customary parade of the naval
veterans, reunions of the various army
corps, meetings of the Woman's Relief
Corps and other auxiliary bodies and a
monster receptionrfor the veterans at the
pension office. Commissioner Ware re
ceived the visitors and to each veteran
presented a souvenir card. Business ses
sions of the encampment begin tomorrow.
The pre-election contest for commander-in-chief
Is hourly growing warmer. The
supporters of General Stewart of Penn
sylvania, declare that his election for the
honor la assured, but the friends of Gen
eral Black of Chicago, General McElroy
of this city, and the others whose names
chave been mentioned, have not abandoned
hope and irtve evidence of an intention to
fight "to the last ditch.
Irrigation and Trans-Mississippi
Congress to Combine.
ment is taking shape In the Irrigation
Congress here today to merge the organ
ization with the Trans-Misslssippl Com
mercial Congress, thus forming one large
and complete Western organisation.
ASHLAND, Oct 7. Thomas B. Walker,
late of Minneapolis, is now the timber
king of Northern California, owning more
timber lands than any other single in
dividual. And he Is constantly adding
to his possessions. -For over a year past
he has Jeen buying jd ,1)8, Umbersland
In Shasta and adjacent counties that
answered his purpose, and at the present
time has a clear title to 64,874 -acres
almost , ninety square miles of valuable
timber In Shasta County alone. He is
assessed on the rolls at $170,850, or at the
average rate of $S per acre.
Wheat SIxty-n Ins
three-eights, ma-
L Waeat.
llflHOUl t-U
Forces : Clark's Montana Mining
- Company to Shut Down.
(Journal Special Service.)
BAN FRANCISCO Oct 7.-The Federal
Court today granted a. writ of supersedeas
directing Receiver Harris, of the Butte
8e Consolidated Mining Company, of Mon
tana, to cease all operations In the mines
pending the 'decision now on appeal In
the case of F, August Helnse vs. the min
ing company. .The effect will ibe that it
will throw many men out of temporary
employment. ' j
Breaks Down and Tells How She
Pushed Her Rival Into the River.
WHEELING, W. Vs., Oct 7. Miss Ro
della Bain, who has been under suspicion
of being connected with the murder of
Miss Gay Smith here last week, has brok
en down and confessed.
In her statement she says that she
threw Miss Gay Smith, who was her rival
for the love of a young man named John
Nolan, off the Wheeling wharf on Mon
day of last week. She says that she made
an appointment With her victim to meet
her there- when she heard of the an
nouncement of the Nolan-Smith engage
ment and confessed to her her relations
with the young man, which she said had
been brought about through his promise
of marriage. However, the statement
had no effect on Miss Smith, who refused
to give Nolan up. When she saw that
she had no hope of securing the man who
had done her so much wrong, and be
coming enraged at the-girl who had tak
en her place in his affections, she grabbed
her and threw her off the wharf. When
she realized what she had done she be
came terror stricken and' fled, leaving her
rival to her fate. . - -
The Senator's Challenge to Debate
the Tariff Question Accepted.
CLEVELAND. 0., Oct. 7 In reply to
tho challenge issued to Tom L. Johnson
yesterday, by Senator Hanna, who made
a'poltttcaTBpeeoTi at StuBeiivITle yester
dav. Mayor Johnson said that he would
meet the Senator on any question 1-e
might select, and on any terms he might
desire. The challenge specified that the
debate was to be on the tariff question,
and the discussion was to be from a
strictly economic standpoint and with no
reference to monopolies. Mayor Johnson
will, remain in this city from October
17 till the election.
Will Succeed Meyer at Rome, Who
Will Resign.
WASmXG-TOf. Oct- 7. President
Roosevelt has decided to appoint Henry
-Whiter-new aeftasy.t-theAibasy. ist
London, as Ambassador to Rome. The
appointment will probably be made ef
fective after the holidays, Ambassador
Meyer having announced his Intention of
resigning at that timet
The BoardOf Public Work will hold
its regular meeting this afternoon. ' ffne
members do not know "-of . anything oC
Importance coming up lies It might be
the address of gentleman oa the srope-
slUoa te put telephone wove underground.
.... -a . r
White' Pass Company
Contemplate Work
TO SPEND $100,000
Large Quantities of Lumber Needed
by the Government School
Teachers Scarce.
- (Journal Special Service.)
TACOMA, Oct 7. Late advices from
Alaska state that extensive prepara
tions are being made for work on the
new Yukon road this winter. The Whits
Pass Railway Company will employ a
large number of men and will spend
1100,000 in establishing roadhouses and
relay stations along the new winter-road
from White Horse to Dawson, which will
replace the old and more difficult route
over the ice. This will permit quicker
service and prevent the vexatious delays
which have heretofore been experienced
between the end of navigation and the
solid freeze upon the Yukon river.
An Immense amount of lumber will l.c
neejled by the government at an early
day for use In the Philippines, and
nearly all of It will be furnished by lum
ber dealers of Oregon and Washington
Eight sets of barracks for the new mili
tary post are to be .constructed the com
ing winter, and this will require eleven
million feet of lumber ami one million
feet of finishing material. Quarter
master Bingham, at this place. Is now
receiving bids from lumber dealers to
supply the government with the needed
, Complaints are coming In from all "over
the state of -the scarcity of school teach
ers, and for the first time In the history
of Washington. It seems Impossible to
secure the required number of teach?-s
Eastern Washington la paicwlaTly"ulf-"
fortunate In thU respect, and the super
intendents of Asotin and Whitman
Counties state that many of the county
schools will be compelled to remal.i
closed this winter unless teachers can te
secured from other states.
Thief Steals $17,000 Worth From
Under a Pillow.
NEW. YORK. Oct 7. Abraham FreS
man, a Jeweler In Maiden Lane had sev
enteen thousand dollars worth of uncut
diamonds stolen from beneath his pillow
on which he was asleep last night He
took the diamonds home with htm, har
Jng J5en detained after deposit l,ouT-
' m
The White, murder case is dragging
long very slowly in the Circuit I Court,
Attorney Dan Malarkey. who Ms ques
tioning the talesmen for the defense. Is
erf painstaking and using all the dill--fence
possible-to keep any ens out of
the Jury box who a lii any wsy enter
tela prejudice against the defendant- At
1 o'clock thto afternoon;, only 11 Jury
men bad been accepted since yesterday
tnorninsV ' "
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President Roosevelt Asks Him to Re
turn Miners to Work Pending '
National Investigation.
May Also Proceed Against Operators Under Anti-'
Trust Law Important Conference Being
Held at Buffalo Troops Assigned '
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. The memb here of the Executive Council of the Fed
era 1 1 on of Labor this afternoon agreed th at Mitchell should refuse te accept the) -President's
offer on the around that th e proposition contains no tangible advart,
tags to the miners, being dependent on future aotlon. President Compere says
the Federation will continue to stand by the strikers.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. The announce
ment was made at the temporary Wnite
House this afternoon that on Monday,
Hon. Carroll Wright, Commissioner of
Labor, went to Philadelphia and gave
John Mitchell the following communica
tion from tne President:
"If Mr. Mitchell will secure the imme
diate return to work of the miners the
President win at once appoint a commis
sion to Investigate, thoroughly, all mat
ters at Issue and do all in his, power to
obtain a settlement of the questions in
accordance with the report of the com
mission. ... f
President Mltchefr has taken the matter,
under consideration, but the President has
not yet been advised of any decision.
WASHINGTON, Oct. ' t.-At present
nothing is being considered by President
Roosevelt but 'the strike situation, .
- President Roosevelt has practically side
tracked all public business In order to
give him an opportunity to look . into
strike matters. This morning he held an
other conference with Knox, Moody.
Payne and J. 8. Clarkson. - Nothing as to
the details of the meeting has been given
out, but it is believed, howev, that the
primary question considered was the ad
visability of proceeding aganst the coal
roads under the anti-trust laws. Attorney-General
Knox, who Is .investigating
the matter, has ordered the District At
torney of New York to look into the evi
dence produced by those seeking such a
solution to the difficulty.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Oct 7. President
Mitchell, of the United Mine porkers of
America, and District Presidents Duffy,
Kahy and Nichols arrived here this morn
ing and at 'once, went to a hotel, where
a conference wrtH'' committee of "the
National Manufacturers' Association will
be held regarding the strike situation.
President Parry also accompanied the
committee of the association.
TAMAQUA, Oct. ".The miners wer3
Preparations Being Hade for Whole
sale Emigration to Guiana.
PARIS. Oct 7. The government Is be
coming alarmed at the renewal of dis
turbances of Mont Pelee. and will take
some action at once for the safety of
the Inhabitants of the Island.
The colonial office, becoming fearful of
a repetition of fattalitles, should Mont
Pelee again break forth in violent erup
tion, are making rapid preparations to
formulate a plan to facilitate ajwhqlg,
sale emigration of 4ae-rrihatfrtants of the
Tsfand of Martinique to Guiana at the
earliest possible' moment.
The recent report of the renewal of
disturbances of the giant belcher which
has wrought so much dearth and destruc
tion on the Island, has caused a state of
alarm here for fear she will break out
PARIS, Oot. 7. The Council of Min
isters has voted an appropriation to re
build in South Martinique, the exact
counterpart of villages evacuated In tha
North because of the Pelee eruption,
hoping to thus prevent the depppulation
of the island.
WHATCOM, Wash., Oct T. The mer
chants of this city are complaining of
the trade depression, which they ascribe
10 the carshpitagewhlcb.prey.ents the
shipment of shingles, an Industry of great
Importance , la tWs. county .At Bumas
one mill alone has 169 cars of shingles cut
and awaiting shipment The same is true
in a like ratio of every other mill in the
cotaty. The 10Q 'cars of shingles at the
Somas mill represent a tie-up of at least
U7.600 la money. In the county there are
at least 1150.000 Worth of shingles await
ing transportation East, and the mill
owners cannot realise a cent upon them,
as the bank advances only upon .bills of
lading. Should the situation not be ma
terially ..-relieved wtthlir- afiort time.1
there will be a general close down of
mills throughout the punty, '
. V . 1
greatly excited when they learned thai
the entire state militia had been call -"I
out President Mitchell nas sent word '
urging good order and said he would ad
dress the miners of the entire region
during a tour which Is to be made by;
him In a few days. V .
NEWt)RLEANSr Oe"T,-n g'ttenirC
to run the street cars here this morning
precipitated a street , riot. Three non.
union motormen and one conductor were)
beaten and three cars wrecked. an'd left
standing In the street. The police were
unable to cope with the situation. -
LENS, France, Oct T. Thirty-!
thousand coal miners In the . Noeusiej :
mines are out on a strike. A thousand i
strikers forcibly prevented the . lahdtni
of a force of foreign miners this mom- 5
Ing. In view ,of the American situation, ' worried.' t T-"
HARRISBURO, Oct 7.-MaJor-Gene-l -Miller
today sent out the assignment c .
der.s to the troops all of Whom are ex-
pected to be on the ground by Thurs-
'day; 1 ' """" "
NEW YORK, Octt 7. The coal presl4
dents met at 1 o'clock In a regular week,
ly meeting. All seem jubilant and sax
they will find plenty of men to take the
places of the miners now that military,
-protection has been gained.
BUFFALO, Oct. 7. The conference rf
President Mltchel) and the Manufactur- ,
ars Association adjourned to meet to
morrow in Philadelphia where they hop
to have the "operators present Th
manufacturers will try to Influence the
operators to arbitrate. President Mlt
chell declares the miners will not accept
President KooseVeltK' propoitton-"tcr "tw
turn to work, pending an investigation
of their grievances. ,
Says Roosevelt Is to Be Commended
for Attitude in Strike Hatters. '
LINCOLN, Neb.. Oct. T. "President .
Roosevelt should be "commended for bis
efforts to settle the miners' strike." el4.
W. J. Bryan during an interview here . ;
last night. Mr. Bryan suggests thst
since the operators have refused to arbl -trate,
the President's hands are pre- .
tically tied, and urges him to call at
extra session of Congress to take up the -
matter. In commentingfJJrtherOB
altua-t Unr her sa til:"" "" ' '
"A law establishing a National Boar
of 'Arbitration consisting of three or Bra
members to consider, and report on ail '
controversies between the corporation . ,
engaged In interstate commerce and their '
employes; a law abolishing goversmen' .- ,
by Injunction; a law that' will dUcrlm- ;
lnate between the natural man created -by
the Almighty and the corporaMtM:
giant created by legislation;' a law tak
ing the tariff off coal; a taw which will
prevent railroads engaged In interstate ,
commerce from operating coal mines e
cept for the purpose of supplying fuel
for their engines." . ' 4-
Engineer Killed and Hany Others"
Injured, .
ROANOKE Oct f. -passenger lr:
on the Roanoke Sonthern ran at htrh u
speed Into a switch engine la the Walnut
Cove yards last night, klllref Engineer
Flgart and fatally " Injuring JVera-
Richardson, alep slightly injuring twero
passengers. The accident was caused bjr.
misplaced switch. " - ;
, YOKOHAMA, Oct T.-The Jrf.
Ministry of Marine has d.clJ-J to bull I
fourbattIeshIpj Pari I lUr-f!rBt-r!iu ero.
erm, involving an annual expenditure f j
HO.ffJQ.OOO for six years.!