The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 21, 1902, Page 1, Image 1

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Taxpayers League Wfll
Petition Governor
Important Subjects Need Speedy
and Special Attention
From Legislature.
8ALEM Or., Oct." 21. Governor Geer
waa today aaked by Tha Journal what ac
tion h would taka ahould tha Taxpayer!'
League) of Portland petition for an extra
SMlon of the Leglalature In a conalder
le number. In responae ha aald:
J can only eay that tha . Taxpayer
League of Muttnomah County conaltta of
a number of the moat aubatantlal and rep
reeentatlve men of the City of Portland
and any request they might make, asking
for a apeclal aestlon of the Legislature
would have great weight In arriving at a
final determination of the question."
It la very possible that an extra session
of the Legislature will be called to con
elder two subjects which snern of such
weight aa to entitle them to settlement In
advance of the regular assembling of the
state law-making body this winter. These
aubjeot slt. the- exact status, of - the- inr
itlatlve and referendum amendment to the
Constitution, and the appropriation for
the Lewis and Clark Fair.
An Important meeting of the executive
committee of the Taxpayers' League was
held yesterday afternoon. All the mem
bers of the committee were present as
follows: A. L. Mills, W. M. Ladd, J.
V. Cook. Leo Frlede, J. C. Ainsworth. J.
Thorburn Ross and J. N. Teal. The prin
cipal subject considered was the advisa
bility of recommending to the members
Of the league and citizens generally that
the Governor be petitioned to call an extra
session of the Legislature. After discuss
ing the matter it was the unanimous opin
ion of the committee that It would be to
the state'B interest to have a special es
afbn and the sooner it was called the bet
ter. It was determined to have a petition
circulated to be signed by those concur
ring In tfle committee's views.
The action of the committee is not bind
ing upon other members of the league, nor
does the committee undertake in this in
stance to speak officially for the associa
tion. At the same time from expressions
secured from other members it is be
lieved there will be practical unanimity
on the question.
A member of the committee said today:
There are several questions of great In
terest to the state at large which ought
to be gotten out of the way of the reg
ular se'sslon at which In addition to the
usual legislation a Senator' is to be elect
ed. "Whatever laws are necessary to p(ut
the Initiative and referendum in effect
ahould be passed at once.
"The appropriation for. the Lewis and
Clarke Fair Is a state matter, not local.
and whatever appropriation la to be made
ahould be determined on now. This should
not become Involved with any extraneous
questions or its merits affected by other
matters. The Board of Direcotrs should
know as soon as possible if there la to be
an appropriation and the amount.
"Then, too, the new charter, although
local In application. Is general in Its ef
fect, and if a session is to be called could
be passed. While a apeclal sesalon ijirlll
"cost' pFoaoly'il'5,(j66." 'ft' Ts" Yhe belief -of
those who have given the matter much
-thought, that the money will be saved
many times over."
It waa reported to the committee that
the law relating to the purchase of pub
lic supplies on bids after being duly ad
vertised waa not being followed. This
will be th6roughly investigated as one of
the. most fruitful causes for criticism in
the past has been the buying of supplies
without an opportunity being given to all
who desired to bid. The last Legislature
passed two laws covering this point. This
was one or the League's "measures and
they believe in its efficiency and that it
should be observed.
The first returns from the operation of
the consolidated offices of Clerk of the
Court, Clerk of the Circuit Court and
Recorder was very gratifying as it
showed a net saving In the first quarter
of U.D00.
The attorney for the league reported
the following laws, which the league de
sires introduced at the next sesalon of the
Legislature, as ready:
Amending the Fee Bill.
Amending the act creating the office of
County Auditor so as to provide that on
the refusal of the Auditor to allow a bill,
r.o warrant can be issued for the pay
ment of the same; and further providing
that the Auditor's report shall set out in
Cctail under the headings of the different
offices and subjects.. the amount of income
snd expenditure for each particular pur
pose. - Amending the bill regulating the adver
tisement for county supplies, so as to per
mit purchases to the extent of one hun
(red dollars ($100) without advertising
A new law relating to the taxation of
personal property, under which stocks of
roods and property of a like nature which
re brought into the county after the 1st
f March, shall be assessed. .
Amendilng the law relating! to the cora
H"itlou of .the County Commisainera,
limiting their pay to a per diem, when
aciuauy employed on county ousinesa.
Tha following laws are being prepared
and will be ready -soon:
A law limiting tha amount, of the
county's expenditures to a fixed xnillage.
A law relating td tha taxation of cor
porations, that" will provide for the pay
ment to the stata of soma compensation
upon the organisation of the corporation.
A law X6 compel foreign corporations of
very kind to appoint a resident agent In
tb State of Oregon.
A law to make the County Treasurer
the tax collector for tho county.
A law providing for an Inheritance tax
on estates.
Train Passed Over Bridge on Tics
Alone, but Wrecked.
CINCINNATI. Oct 2L-Ten are In
jured, one fatally, in a wreck on the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad,
near EIrawood this morning. Miss Blake,
of Hamilton, Is the one who will die.
The flyer tore through an open switch
and careened over a bridge In f afety run
ning on the tlea alone. On the other aide
of the bridge a switch, engine waa struck
and wreck and chaos reigned.
FORT WORTH, Oct. 21. Two men met
death and It la. passible that others have
also been killed and not yet found, in a
colllssion near Hearne's this morning. A
passenger train on the Irfternational
Great Northern was run Into by a freight
train which had been lost control of by
Its-crew. Eight men were serloisly in
jured. The wreck has not yet been
cleared awayi and there is a possibility
that other deaths may be ascertained as
the work progresses.
Four Miners Die Near
Glasgow, Scotland. -
Output From the Shaft Has Been
. Large and the Property
GLASGOW, Scotland. Oct. 21 Four min
ers have been burned to death and hun
dreds of others are fighting interior fires
In the tunnels and shafts of the J-'nitoJ
Colliery, of Fauldhouse. There Is great
excitement among the mini-rg and the
owners have ordered all work suspended
and the battle against the flames taken
up by all employes of the mine. It is tm
possible at this hour to tell to what ex
tent the total of damage will climb be
fore the fire can be quenched.
Hundreds of thousands of gallons of
water are hourly being dumped down the
shafts of the mine in the hope of drown
ing the blaze which is supposed to have
originated from gases Ignited by the
flame from a miner's lamp.
. The coal output from this mine has
been large for the past few months and
the Are. if it continues, may have con
siderable "effecT' upon 'the local "market,
It will hardly be felt In labor circles be
cause of the men being required to con
tinue work aa fire fighters. It Is not
considered possible that the mine will be
abandoned as it is a very valuable prop
erty, and there is known to be still
much coal beneath the aurface.
(Journal Special Servioa.)
SALEM, Oct. 21. W. O. Trine, superin
tendent of the Fair grounds, who last
week lost a valuable pacing mare from
his barn, hag recovered the animal.
The mare was found east of SUverton, in
the hills where the thief had apparently
turned her loose. It Is generally believed
that the mare waa taken by Fred Reese,
the reform school charge who escaped
from that-trnrtitatton-biriTte- night the
mare disappeared, and It is thought that
the boy rode the animal Into the hills,
near to the place where his grandfather
lives, and turned her adrift.
(Journal Special Service.)
SALEM. Oct. ft. W. H. King and
Larry O'Hearn, th-e two- fettowa who
were arrested early Sunday morning
charged with stealing clothing fronv sev
eral places in this city, were arraigned
In the City Recorder's Court last even
ing and both men pleaded guilty to lar
ceny and each was given 90 days in the
county Jail.
PORTLAND, Me.. Oct. a. Mrs. LHlan
N. Stevens, National President of the
Women's Christian Temperance Union,
was re-elected today almost unanimously.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21. Wheat
1.28. CHJCAQO, Oct. 21.-Wheat 72fco.
Not a Dissenting Voice When Vote Was Called on Report
of Committee on Resoldtions, Which Said Return
to Work Thursday-Mitchell Would Not
Permit "Railroading" of Motion.
President of Mineworkers Declared All Should Have Oppor
tunity to Speak on the Question, and Vote Did Not
- Come Until Clamored For By Convention Pres
ident "Roosevelt Gets Copy of Resolutions-
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Oct. 21 The coal strike was settled at 12 o'clock,
noon, today. There was no dissenting voice when President Mitchell called for
a vote on the resolution presented by the special committee which reported this
morning. This unanimity of opinion Is more4han even the most sanguine had
hoped r-and there will be a resumption -of -operations by theworkmen on Thurs
day in accordance; with the committee report. President Mitchell patiently
listened to the remarks of all delegates who cared to address the convention,
declaring there would be no action taken and no vote permitted until each had
been given opportunity to speak. An effort to force the issue shortly after the
committee report had been read was balked by Mitchell, who declared he would
stand for fair play, and would not let anyone take the conducting of the cam
paign upon himself to the detriment of others who might choose to be heard.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Oct. 21. Prior to
action by the convention on the resolu
tion, its Import was fully explained by
PresiilentT Mitchell,, whose remarks were
translated into Lithunanian, Polish and
Slavish. At the conclusion of his ad-
dress Mitchell announced that he had re
ceived word from President Roosevelt as
suring him tha t the Board of Arbitration
would meet immediately following the
adoption of tho resolution. It waa his
opinion that the commission would report
within a month. This ia considered .good
time and the miners will undoubtedly
await the decision peaceably.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Oct. 2. Tha con
ventlon opened at 10 o'clock this morning
with a large attendance. It became at
once apparent that a night spent In think
ing over the matter had proved a winning
policy and the discussion of the day be
fore had won many of those who had be
fore opposed surrender.
Before the credential committee report
ed one of the delegates asked President
Mitchell If the Independent operators were
iiciudcd In the agreement to arbitrate.
Mitchell made a brief addresa in which he
stated it -to -be ht3 belief that the under
standing w as very clear that all operators
who signed the proposition did so for all
companies. Other speeches along the line
of adoption were heard while awaiting the
report of the committee on resolutions.
One delegate created a sensation by de
claring that talk .On the- question. . of
adopting the resolution had gone on
long enough and the men who held back
because of personal sacrifices would ac-
Clark Gets 360 Miles of Short Line
puting every foot of the surveys for the
past three years in the courts and by a
policy of obstruction, the San Pedro, Los
Angeles & Salt urki, and Oregon Short
Line officials have arrived at an under
standing whereby. It Is understood Sena
tor Clark acquires 360 miles of the Short
Line track Aouth of Salt Lake for a
main line tt Los Angeles,.
This morning a special train left for
an Inspection of the property prior to a
transfer. On board this train were-W. D.
Cornish, Vice-President of the Oregon
Short Line. Harriman'a business repre
sentative; General Manager Bancroft and
General Superintendent Oalvln. Thar1
were also Vlce-Presidenui i. Rosa Clark.
cept better positions and forget the cause
of unionism if they were given opportun
ity and forget tha cause of unionism en
tirely If they were given opportunity to
do so.
When the committee came in there was
an. instant hush f expectancy. The re
port of the committee was read. It de
clare! for a resumption of work Thursday
and provided for a copy of the resolu
tions being aentto.aTresident Roosevelt.
Just aa the motion for adoption war
about to be put a delegate interposed and
opened the discussion afresh. No sooner
had the speaker gained his feet than his
voice, was all but drowned by cries for
the question. It was with the utmost dif
ficulty that President Mitchell quelled
the disturbance and restored order. He
declafed emphatically that until the laat
man had been heard from and the dis
cussion on the matter had been thorough
he would not put the question to a vote.
In an extended address Secretary Wll-
i son urged acceirtance.
WILKESBARRK.. Pa., Oct. 21: Permls
Blo has been granted by the resolution as
passed for the men who have been strik
ing to begin work tomorrow to prepare
the mines for t!:-i resumption of active
coal mining. As tha mines have been
neglected for s.x?e
time thJLa , la .an. lm- L
portant question. . .
The question protecting those men
who cannot g t their places back wis
T. E. Gibbon. General Manager Wells, of
San Pedro, and a party of englneeVs. A
close Inspection of the property will be
made, covering three .days.
AN FRANCISCO. Oct a. Suicide and !
murder occurred In this city yesterday
afternoon when Edward Marschutz shot
and killed Marian Nolan, one of the most
famous stage beauties on the Pacific
Coast, and then -turned the gun upon
himself. The Ehootlna; occurred on the
Steps of Miss Nolan' home. After a
quarrel she struck him with her umbrella
and he drew a revolver and fired. After
standing and looking a moment at the
corpse of the woman he loved. Marschuti
took his own life. Tha two bad been
lovers for years.
ST. PACL. Oct.. J. Rill was
cross-examined. today In the merger hear
Ina: by Richards, but little nW Of of gen
eral interest to tha cast waa brought out.
left entirely In the hands of the 31s
trlct leaders.
Father Curran was given an ovation.
When he rose to fln;, ., . .
" President Mitchell announced through
the press that he was willing for all spe
cial laborers, engineers, tinnivti. pump
men, foremen, stable bosses and railroad
men and those who would be r')iiin;d .o
get things in condition lor u resumption
of work on Thursday to report for duty
"fn tirenrot-HtitaT ' " ' " -
Just before the convention adjourned
President Mitchell arose and led the con
vention In singing the national hymn,
Reports from all over the coal fields
Indicate the declaration of peace Is belnn
received with Joy that verges almost
on insanity on the part of the laboring
WASlUNOT4W,--(:-. WM'rt-. -wivo-has
been Investigating the subject. Is of
the opinion the arbitration commission
will be compelled to pay Its own expenses
trusting to congress to reimburse them.
He believes the cost of investigation will
exceed 00,000.
WASHINGTON, Oct. .-President
Roosevelt has called the. strike commis
sion to meet In Washington on Friday.
Action will be taken as speedily as pos
Dealers Active and High Prices
Are Offered.
SALEM. Oct. 21-The hop market here
is atrong and slowly rising. Dealers are
very active and offers are being report
ed from various sources at figures higher
than any yt twU4 in the pg. . Two
grower!- report having received bids or
25ft cents per pound for their crops, bat
in each Instance the offer was declined aa
tha growers are in no Hurry to sell and
are holding for hlghei1 prices. On sale,
was yesterday reported In local hop cir
cles. It was the sale of the William
Stele crop at Buena Vista, consisting of
100 bales. The crop of Mrs. Httle Jones,
of Independence, was late last eight re
ported to hare been sold to Klrkpatrlck
& Will tarns. Of. Dallas,, the pries paid be
ing 23 casta per pound.
If "11
Armored Warship Is Named for
State of Washington.
WASHINGTON. Oct. a.-On November
S bids will be advertised for the con
struction of the new armored cruiser
Washington, named for tho most north
weaterlyi atate in the Union. It is thought
here ahe will be built on the Pacific
Coast. Her speed will probably reach 22
knots and sh will be almost as heavily
armored as a battleship.
All of the new armored cruisers now
being planned will be slower than their
sister ships in the 'British navy, as-a re
sult of at conference just concluded.
However, the batteries of these vessels
will be much more powerful than those
of foreign fighters of the same class.
Rear Admiral Henry Glass will suc
ceed Casey In command of the Pacific
station. The latter is now protecting
American Interests at the scene of the
Colombian revolutionary movements on
the Isthmus.
Spanish Express Was Robbed of
$400,000 Last Night.
IRT.'.V, Spain, Oct. 21 Robbers entered
tile mail car of the Spanish express last
nipht, mortally wounded one clerk and
secured checks, money orders and cash
amounting to St l,;ast JIW.OOO. The rob
bers escaped. This Is one of the most
during robberies ever chronicled In thy
history of this country.
Yerkes Controls London
Traction Situation.
The Fight Between Traction Kings
Seems to Have Ended
Very ArTtrptly. - ,
LONDON', ot. 21. Indications point
r'r. My . I'liarles T. Yerkes, the Amer
i .mi I'Ui'iion musnut,.. having won his
' 'iit .i;.i4!ot the Morgan Interests for
eoiiin I of tli" London underground rall-
u.iy. At a nioeiing of the House of Com
I minis' committee of tube railways this
! iie;n:n,; it was announced thut Morgw
j l,.n uiihiliuwn Ids liill. No reasons tor
! this net lor. were given. The Yerkes bill
v. i (riven :i reading yesterday,
j I 'id, .s other and unexpected action is
t iken this leaves Yerkes in control and
little uppcsitiiin is expected to hla bill.
The light between the two magnates lias
Keen hanging on before the committee
lor some time and Is one of the most Im
I ort.'tut maiters before the Knglish trans
portation world today. Great surprise
i as occasioned her e by. the announce
ment of Morgan's withdrawal-
Successful Survey fo'r Salt Lake
and Coos Bay Road. ' -
ROSEBURG, Oct, 31. Engineers Llnd
sley and Moody, of the Great Central
Railwuy Co., have returned from a re-
cade Mountains eust of here for the Salt
Lake-Coos Bay railroad. They reported
this route as an entirely feasible one for
a railroad. Tho engineers went out by
way of 1'eet to the summit of the moun
tains near Diamond Lake. As a result
of their examinations they favor a route
away from the North LTmpqua River
where low passes throush the mountains
are found available. The exact location
of tills route cannot be stated until the
engineers make a definite survey next
spring. However, the line will very likely
pass over the 'Summit a few miles north
of Diamond Lake. - This pass reaches a
gradual elevation of 5.400 feet, and pre
sents no serious engineering difficulties.
TRENTON, N. J.. Oct. n.-The anni
versary of the elevation of Bishop 3ft
Faul to be the aecond bishop of Trenton
was observed with impressive ceremonies
in the cathedral. Bishop O'Connor of
Newark celebrated mass and many noted
prelates and priests were in attendance.
Thursday , next Bishop McFauI's silver
Jubilee will be colbttd.- 'an.Uboi-tu
HAVANA, Oct, 21. The distressed con
dition of many Americans inr Cuba has
caused Minister Squires; to call a meeting
tomorrow of alt Americans In Havana to
provide, Vays and means' for the transpor
tation of these sufferers to tha states. A
number of cases of Americans starving
to death hava been recorded this inuur.
Action Is Anticipated"
at Once,
The Enforcement League Being , ;
Investigated Lord Is ;
Confident, . ' ' r
Interesting and sensational develop '
ments, In the reform war are about to. be)
made public. For the Past few days tha
movement has been void of results.1 The- -three-cornered
war of tongues has Jen
waged in an inspiring manner. The minr v
Isters have not been alow in"
pressing ' their opinions of Mr. - '.
Lord and his Law Knforcement League. '
Mr. Lord has expressed some sentimcata) -
t!iat grilled the' heads of the churches.
The brittle of words has now expended
Its force, as both sides hava com- -pletfii
their delivery of "hot-air." '
The slot machines' will again be placed '
upon tho counters. When this move 1
made. It Is expected tiat mattera will ba ,
brought to a show ''down. Attorney t
Humes states that he will instruct a
number of his clients to bring out their
siiit machines' aA4Lni''(-ittiol "
ttie clients, Jeff Nye, of the Hoffman sa
loon, has never removed his machines.
It Is not thought by those on the inside
that, the peace ofllcers of the city will
trlr to enforce the laws on the Issue. If
they refuse Mr. Lord will step in and see
-whether it Is possible to make them do
their, duty.
Some of those who jro skeptical as to
the sinrerlty and personnel of the League
are making an Investigation of Its mem
bers. It is Bald that tthe tax records
tdiow that its president, Mr. K liner, paya
taxes to the extent of $." a year on some
Motitavllla property. An effort is ajuo
being made to learn something about
others, who. 8,rs ldt;uUfl.ed with.j:he,jtnoVBv,
Mr. Lord when Interviewed this morn- (, :
Ing stated: "I am satisfied' with the
present ouUookVafi;d HW"ffilW wB.Svr V'
move circumstances may,, require. The,
fight of the reform faction, that Is fight- )
lng the reform Of tho League, is playing
into the hands of the law breaker.- I ,"
understand that In view of the expre-
Klons'of the representatives of the church
and the administration, who have given .
out in no unmlstakeable terms that they
are In favor of laws being violated, that
a move is afoot to throw tho town wid .
open, and the slot machine men and a -number
of gambling houses hava already
opened." ' ' -
Decisions Handed Down in Several
Important Cases.
(Journal Special Service.)
SALEM. Oct. 21. The Supreme Court
yesterday handed down decisions in sev
eral appeal cases recently heard. They
Newt. Hoover, appellant, vs. Alice L.
Xiai'Uttt-au4. G. Ba.ctUiiU-roaopndiiftUi,x.
appeal from Harney County, Hon. M. 0.-
Clifford, Judge; affirmed. Opinion by 4
Chief vJusttce..F.. A. Moore. - ; "
J. Thorburn Rosa, trustee, appellant, vs.
The City of Portland, respondent; appeal -from
Multnomah County, Hon. Alfred V. ,
Sears, Jr., Hon. John B. Cleland, and Hon.
M. C. George, sitting .en banc. Judges;
affirmed. Opinion by Associate Justice
C. E. Wolvenon.
al. aDDellants. vs. Wm.
Multnomah county, rion. a. a. rr,
Judgf; affirmed. Opinion by Associate i
Justice R. S. Bean.
Minor orders were made in cases pend
ing as follows:
John Quirl, respondent, vb. Wm. Frai
ler, Sheriff, appellant; ordered on stipula
tion that this case be dismissed.
Laura Deane Cox. respondent, vs. The
Royal Triba.cX J.oae.Dhj- appellant; ordered ' .
cn stipulation that respondent's tima tt
nerve and file her brief ba extended to
November 1,
G. B. Penelll. appellant, vs. C. F. Can-
dianl. et al.. respondents; ordered on -..
stipulation that respondents' time to serve
ind file their brief be extended to fjecenv f
ber 20, 1902.
The apyeal cae of the Pacific Co
Biscuit Company, arr;sUfint- vs- - A"
Hugger, respondent, an appei'-l from Linn
County, was argued and aubmtttd by A,
M. Cannon for appellant, and L J. WW
ney and W. K. Bilyeu for respondent.
SHANGHAI. Oct. II. British war TrS '
sels" have been ordered to the Yaagts
Kiang. It is reported they, will force tea -(
Chinese to bring to justice the murderer ,
of Lewis find Bruce, British wlsslonartea. ..
' HOUSTON, Oct 2L-Carrle Nation wal
forcibly ejected from three- satoc-M lat
night and anally arreeted and ordered t
leave town.: She agreed, was esoortod U
the demit and put en tb train tur fUA
Bluff, -t; . ' '