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rOETLAND. OltEGON. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17. 1903.-36 PAGES.
PBICE FIVE CENTS.'
VOL. . n. NO. 242.
Chinatown Swept fay Disastrous Fire
Whicfi" Causes Loss of Life Several
Persons Yet Missing
Blany Thousands of Dollars Believed to Be Buried
tin theDebrisCelestiak "OatarHudr Coin "
-' was Stolen-Jhe Property Destroyed
, . THE DEAD. -
Mark Tuen; aged 40, employed In a cannery.
'; i Ho Lung, 45 years of age, keeper of an opium joint at the rear
of SI Second street. -
Aged man supposed to be Ah Fue, but not yet positively Identi
fied. , .
i THE MISSING.
At legist four of five unknown Chinamen were missing this
"morning and H la believed other corpsea will be found in the ruins.
' , ' '.MONEY DISAPPEARS.
A large sura of money, variously estimated at, from J5.000 to $10.
000, is missing., Thla was in gold and silver coin and represented
the savings of the Chinese laborers who hoard their ; wages. The
money waa" bidden in trunks. Some of these were found broken open,
Many of the" trunks were burned In the flames while .many of the
Chinese lost their hoardings In 'the excitement and confusion of sav
ing their lives.' ' '
' THE FIRE" LOSS. , , .
'Damage to Bacon building .......... ........ ........ 7,000
Damage to Sherlock block T.;. ...... ......... ... 7.500
American Typefounders' Co water damage ......... ,500
Chinese lodgers and merchants ...... ........ 10.000
Chinese Joss housed owned by Chela Co. .... ..... 6,000
Vater damage to. surrounding stores ..... ............ 3,000
The two block were well covered by Insurance as was the atock
of the American typefounders'' Co.
'hood are also protected against the
- Portland's Chinatown' Is In mourning
as the result of a disastrous fire, which
" gutted the Bacon and 8herlock bandings
running from '81 to 85 Second street,
shortly before last midnight. Three
bodies have been taken from the ruins,
-.and it is generally believed that at least
a half dosen other unfortunates are
burled under the tons of debris lying
In the midst of the burned structures.
At least four Chinamen are reported,
missing, but up to noon no other bodies
were found. The firemen worked 11
hours, and this afternoon a systematic
search of the ruins for bodies and valu-i
able was begun.
' worst Blase la OhmatowB.
This Is the worst blase that has ever
visited Chinatown In Portland. Borne
years ago the Bherlock building at See.
and Oak streets, was damaged by fir
and. while tha loss was heavier than at
present, .there were no. lives sacrificed
to the flames. j '-'
It la believed that those who lost their
' lives became bewildered tn the labyrinth
of passageways and were overcome by
smoke. . - , .-. ' - .-
Building a Chines Beehive.
The buildings where the disaster oc
curred were occupied entirely by China
men. Alng the treet were store and
commission houses. Sack of these were
' nmkiinr rionft and oDlum joints. On the
upper floors were th meeting places of
various societies, a joe house, quar
ter for a few Chinese famtlle and
,iti-Ait at small rooms, probably not
larger than five by even feet, moet of
them occupied by two or more men. -
While ft was certain that some had
perished In the name It wa not posl
i tlvely known until about t o'clock, when
firemen discovered the body of th man
: supposed to be Mark Tuen. who wa ly-
log hi a normal position In hi bed on the
iv 'uMM eoor of No. IT Second tret. Hts
corps wa not burned and It t supposed
that he wa sufflocated. The body was
removed to the morgue.
SU4 la Orat Agony.
; A most ghastly discovery w "la3
about T o'clock thf morning when Capt.
. Ed Davey of huse company JJ 1.
th charred remains of two other
foreigner lying1 tn the uln back Of
No. 93- Both bodle were twisted, nd
, th nosltlon it is known that they
nriit have undergone untold agony be
i MYvtnr The face of both men were
. unreignlahle and portion of the limb
of bokh were missing. Their fist were
tightly clenched-showlng that they had
suffered terribly; Their leg and rms
' were distorted and altogether th sight
. (Joarnal Special fcwle.) -
San Francisco, Dec 17. Leon Neate,
; n time a hotel clerk here, planned to
poison a man. who .evidence may send
him to- ths-penltentiary." The criminal
' was arrested Just as the intended victim
was about to lift eocktail to his lips
- that contained a dose of strychnine.
4 Neat had been robbing rooms in th
Hotel Plymouth V1 eUln th
goods to a pawnbroker named Carr.
: Neate had leartwd that detective were
on hi truck end as Cmt .would bft.ahle
U, w wa tir at i awi i w jj
The merchants In the neighbor-
was a nauseating one. Th two bodies
were about 10 feet apart.- They were
also viewed by Deputy Coroner Finley,
and then taken to the morgue.
It 1 possible that these men. supposed
to be Ho Lung and Ah Fue, were first
suffocated, but a very plausible theory
advanced is that they were smoking in
Lung's opium Joint. Probably under the
pleasant Influence of the dreamy weed
they failed to heed th cries of "Fire!"
Happy In dreamland, they lay prostrate
in their bunks until th angry names
broke in upon them and escape waa lm
Died Whar Tlr Waa Kere
The suffering of the men Is shown by
the condition of th bodle Where they
lav the fir waa the fiercest for a time.
and It Is a wonder to the flremenihat the
corpses were not entirely consumed.
Well Informed fire fighters believe that
all of the bodies will never be found.
for their theory la that nothing but ashes
remains of a number of-victims. It is
more than likely, that th total number
of unfortunate will never be learned.
rir Started to Meetanrant.
The fire started about: 11:30 o'clock In
a small restaurant at tn rear or uia
Wah's gambling house. 1 Second street
Police Sergeant Carpenter and Fatrol
Driver Price. - at the police station
across th street, first gave th alarm
at Chemical and Hose company quar
ter a half-block distant. The two
companies, under command of Captain
Haynes and Captain Davey, wer on the
scene almost instantly, but found the
flames uncontrollable. : The . chemical
company rushed their hose into v- th
gambling house and restaurant, while
Captain Davey went to th upper floor
In an attempt to save any who might
be 'helpless. He found on Chinaman so
badly frightened that he could not
move. Davey. carried him to the street.
: Folic Bav th Chtnamea.
A squad of officers, under the direc
tion of Sergeant Carpenter and Hoge
boom, helped to gel th frightened oc
cupants out. and then .(kept them from
rushing back into the names. -The Iru
mense crowd, which gathered almost
Instantly, wa also hard to manage.
Shortly after midnight an explosion,
the cause of which is unknown, created
a terrific concussion, but fortunately no
one wa seriously injured by It. Piece
of glass and timber went flying in all
directions," several of the spectators be
ing struck, but not badly hurt Pipemen
Robert Basey and John Blasson of en
(Continued on Page Two.)
to give vldehc for hi eonvietion.
planned to poison him.
lie went to his pawnshop and talked
glibly for a while. Finally he asked
him to come-and-have a drink. Can
could not leave hi store.' and Neate
went to W saloon and got two cocktails
and retufned." Just a Oift was about
to drink the detective, whorhad been
trailing Neate, arrived -and seiaed- hlnv
The cocktail ''waa " setaside. Neate'
Docket were searched and a package of
noifion found. ,Tbe cocktail Wa after
warrli anslyxed snd fonnd to contain
THE GOVERNOR AND MAYOR SPEAIC
WITH ENTHUSIASM OF THE FUTURE
By Oov. George S, Ohambulaia.
REGON was never in a mors
prosperous condition than at the -present
time. It may- truthfully
be said that 'she flies with her '
own wings.' Whatever has been ac
complished in the past has been done be-
cause our soil, our climate and our re
sources hav Invited hither whatever 'of
foreign , capital has been Invested Tiere
and whatever of increase there has been
to ' our population. " V .
North of us, Washington has had the .
assistance of the best efforts of . the
Northern Pacific IUllroad , company,
while the Southern Pacific has worked
steadily, in the past at least for the
development of California. Oregon Is not
destined to be isolated much longer, and
already not only the eyes of the Eastern
and foreign capitalists are looking this
way. but the railroads themselves are
putting forth-efforts-to-assistrin the-in--dustrial
and commercial development of
Oregon, such as they have never done
before. An . examination ot passenger
traffic ot the transcontinental roads will
show that up to about one or two years
ago, the1 greater proportion of Western
Immigration spread out over tn ua
kotaa, Montana Idaho. Washington and
the fertile sections In the British pos
sessions. Conditions recently have been
changing,' however, i and : now. the tide
of Immigration Is setting toward Ore
gon. And why shouldn't itT We have
every diversity of sou, resource ana
climate, i Practically, Oregon baa been
an undeveloped country and (there are
fields for enterprise here that cannot be
found elsewhere.; . s -
I have every reason to believe that in
the past 18, months 2S per cent has been
added to our population, whilst a care
ful estimate, ..based on the figures at
band, ,from the assessment rolls of 1903, -will
show that the assessment for 03
wlli. exceed that of 1902 by from 15 to
30 per cent It -will thus be seen mat
cot only has our population Increased,
but with It has come aJarge increase In ,
property valuation, caused doubtless Dy
increased acreage under cultivation and
IncreasedTdevelopment Of Industrial en-v
terprlses. . v'' ''
How about th . future, do you, ask?
Judging by the past four years, which
ought to be a safe criterion, an era of
unprecedented prosperity win soon ue
upon us. An Important agency to ac
complish this, end. Is -the Lewis and
Clark exposition. Its importance can
not be overestimated. True, is ha not.
a yet been generally advertised in tne
Et or elsewhere, but the railroad com
panies centering here; men wh bav
financial Interests in mis section, nu
the reading public know all about the
ImporUtnoe ihe-esposrtion- ana nave re
la mind.- With th advertising xnai in
to be done in the near future, there is
no doubt but that ther will be an influx -.
of men and capital such as has never
been known here before. , ,
But one result pan follow xneso.con-,
ditlons, and that is an increase in pop
ulation and wealth,-and an increase of
a rapidly growing trade with the Orient
Taken all together, m iuiur n
store for Oregon more, in .my estima
tion, than It has for any other state In
the Cnlon. '
TEARS FLOW IN
THE POWERS CASE
may rowzms wrxrs artrcK
WKCLB TBSTlPlUfG AGAUrgT KEX
BOX XV TKB XaJTS COHTIBT, BUT
grmrxs vr covezpexab&t ox
(Joormal Special 8trfae.) '
Albany, Or.. Dec IT. Old. aged and
. , i amtM with 'ch
gray, Dent ana m .
weight of yeara. With tears streaming
down her wrinkled cheeks, Mrs. Mary
A. Powers, th plaintiff, listened to the
arguments of counsel yesterday after
noon and this morning wnn ner r
ney sought te prove, thread by thread,
that her son. S. B. Powers, the defend
ant, wa little Short of a Jorge and
had been, guilty of deception, fraud and
misrepresentation practiced upon -hi
confiding mother. .. : .
When court adjourned shortly after S
o'clock last evening "the plaintiff Xad
finished her cas In th utt of Powers
v Power and the defendant had Intro
duced two witnesses. The battle waa a
long, hard one between the opposing at
torneys. and-lmot every question met
with an objection and the customary
objection wa noted. While on the witness-stand
th ptalntlff did not-appear
nervous, "but when under the heavy
cross-examination she would nettl at
time and th anwer were, short and
, Her husband, William M. Power, who
is defendant's father, related how he had
been abused by his son at divers times,
and admitted a great dislike for him.
tttr, written by the witness to th
ri.fonrfunt were introduced tn evidence
K. th rfefan to show the ill-will and
h.tnut tiarhnred In th mind of lb.-Wit-
nes toward ni oap-
term and ven scurrilous name were
used, and disclosed very unfriendly
spirit. ' : - .
i iMr. Tasti Rnrlnaer. daughter of the
plaintiff, wa examined In behalf of her
mother, but did- not appear o anuw
much about th transactions. - She said
that the first she knew sbout the deed,
which waa executed in 1890, was- told
her by her brother, the defendant. In"
August 1903. . . -
O. D. Burdlck. IIon."S. A. Dawson and
Hon. J. J. Whitney were e-xamlned as to
the value of the land, which wa vari
ously estrmated to be worth from $40
to 111 per acre.
i Frank Powers, another son, who re
side in Portland, waa called, but his
testimony did not hav much bearlhg on
Tfra defense opened- Its case by intro
ducing Hon. J., it. Williams of Eugene
end John Sutherland, handwriting ex
perts, to testify to the genuineness of
the signature -of John Simpson, one of
the witaieftae to, th deed. Court ad
journed until o'clock-this moruliig,
when the trial was resumed. - ; -
v. " .' M&"' '
MOTHER AND GIRLS ..
CREMATED IN BLAZE
(Joaraal Special Berrlce.) ' .
Philadelphia. Dec 17. Three .persons
wer cremated in a fir at the horn of
Harry Smith at an early hour this morn
ing., Tha victims were Mrs. Smith and
ter two children, 12 and 14 yeara of age.
Th woman became confused by - the
smoka and stood at an upper window,
seemingly helpless. - Her - two children
were trying to drag her from th flame
when the floor gave way. and all three
wer buried in a mas of fire. Th
bodle -wer burned to a crisp. : Mrs.
Pholmera, ih wlf of a policeman, while
going to the rescue, was seriously, and
perhaps fatally - burned. - Th tragedy
occurred In full view of many spectator,
who were helpless to render assistance, i
MEASURE HAS PASSED
- - Waehtagtoa Borean of The Jonrsal.
Washington, Dec. 17. Th senate yes
terday passed th Cuban reciprocity bill
by tha large majority of 87 to It. The
treaty provides for a .reduction of 20
per cent In th duty now prevailing
under- th" Dingley law on . all articles
imported into the United States and a
reduction of from 20 to 49 per cent on
all article Imported Into Cuba from th
United States. ; -.-----v w -- ,- .,
The senate agreed to th house .reso
lution providing for a holiday recess
from December 1 J to January .4. .
OBaTEXAJb WOOD BTOST WAIT.
(Journal Bpedal Serrict.)
Washington, Deo. 17. Th senate mil
itary committee ha decided to postpone
action on the Wood nomination . until
January w .'
TBXXJJrWIMB XAB9. ' BEAXW ;
WaaMagtoa Borea of The Journal. ,
Washington. Dec 17. New that Taft
and th Philippine friars have reached
an agreement on the sale of lands on the
island 1 confirmed by th department
. ORDERS FOR
May Be Given to
or sent to
GEORGE E. CHAMBERLAIN.
OBXOOJTB BZSIOX ISBATOB
bbxjtos romwAJUJ ajt xxrogxsa
;" AJUtAT OP PACTS ABD OTTBXS
TO CTEOU) TKB JVSTXOB . OP
. Waihlngtc JBarea of , The. JoarnaL
Washington, Dec -17. Most of the
time of the senate - today was taken up
with - an elaborate and eloquent argu
ment by Senator Mitchell of Oregon in
behalf of th bill appropriating S2.1Z5.-
000 for the. participation of the govern
ment in the Lewis and Clark exposition
to be held In Portland In 1905. In the
course of his long address he went ex
haustively Into the history of. the Ore
gon country,- which now comprise tho
three great states of Oregon. Washing
ton and - Idaho , and a part of Montana
and Wyoming. 1
He gave the history of the conception
and incorporation under the general
laws of Oregon, of the Lewi and Clark
Centennial and American Pacific expo
sition and Oriental fair for the purpose of
earrylng on !th celebration and expo
sition in commemoration of ..the 100th
anniversary of the explortulon of the
Oregon country by Captains Merrl-
wether Lewis and William Clark, under
commission issued, by President Thomas
Jefferson. .11 showed with what en
thusiasm the affair had been taken up
in Oregon and the large contrlbutiona
made to It by the state, city of Portland
and private cltlxens. He also showed
that aid had been extended by the states
of Oregon, California, ' Washington,
Idaho. Utah, Montana, North Dakota.
Minnesota and Missouri, Oregon leading
oft! with an appropriation of 1460,009,
Nine state of the West and Pacific
Northwest, as far east as the state ot
Minnesota on the north and Missouri on
the south, have made appropriation ag
gregating $470,000 in cash.. The total
amount of money, however, made avail
able from ait sources for the purpose of
the exposition up to. November 1. 1903,
was I1.086.S07 '-
Senator Mitchell showed the extent to
which the preliminary arrangements had
already been carried in Portland, th
acreage devoted to the fair site and th
amount -of money that had been ex
pended to 'beautify , the ground and
place them In -sanitary condition for the
numose of the-fair. ' lie then took up
the question of his own bill, discussing
it section by--eetkn, in which the bill
showed th liability On the part of the
United State, except , a to the. amount
of money appropriated by the bill, care
fully guarded and strictly limited. .' .-
. Senator Mitchell then, took up th
question of .national Interest: and
whether the general interests ef patriot
lam Justified tha proposed legislation. He
respectfully and confidently suggested
that no kistorlcal event -in our national
(.Continued on i'tg Two.)
By Mayor George K. Williams.
K A REVIEW of the past year. Port.
land's varied manufacturers and in
dustries show a big gain along all
lines. The lumber industry is be-
. coming one of giant proportions and our
.tM.ru nre : hlsrhlv gratifying. The
city's trade, coastwise and with the Or.
iont, Europe and the Southern herals
In rontlnuallv increasing. ; ' The
flour business hs Increased at least 125
The state "of which this city Is. the
metropolis and trade center possesses a
"Vast variety of natural advantage and
. hecominir known everywhere for the
Inducements. It hold out to prospective
settlers. The work of the govenment
in deepening the river channel and cut
tinir out the bar will be greatly .bene
ficial and means much for the prosperity
of Portland. Schools show a steady in
crease, and this is gratifying from the
. standpoint of an enlarged population.
KriufHtttonat matters sre lrr a high state
of efficiency and receive every impuls
and advancement possible "from the con
stant ' efforts of the Instructor to
achieve the best results. The system of
education is cheerfully - and liberally
nunnorted. both Dubllo and private.
Our climate Is a standing ad, and has
the advantages Of an . equable and even
temperature. Th almon Industry Is
continually gaining and to the fisheries
Is due much of our prosperity.' ' As yet
mora than 23.000.000 acres of lands are
vacant and , awaiting settlement and
much more Is reserved In the-existing
and proposed forest reserves. The tide
of immigration has set westward and
the Columbia River basin offers more
than favorable opportunities-
nrnsneetlva settlers.. V
Portland has grown from a village In
the wilderness to become the metropolis
of a largely settled district The story
of its evolution from a small settlement
to a bis city combined the characters
tio American push and energy. This
same enterprise is always at work for
Portland and Oregon and the entire
Northwest and Is achieving wonderful
results. , -
' ON BEING WOUNDED
Riverside. I - I..- Dec. ; 17, Afonzo
Reeves, who shot and killed a deputy
harifT v.irTav. when the latter av
temnted to serve miners and thvn bar
rtcaded himself in his borne, surrendered
this morning after defending his house
the entire night Firty deputies sur
rounded th place when Reeves refused
to surrender and kept up a nre witn
rifles and shotguns. Thtw-mornlng the
officials made a sally and attempted to
smash th door. Reeves appeared , up
stairs and fired a shotgun at the Inva
der. N6 i on waa seriously Injured.
Reeves received a charge of buckshot In
the- face and a fqw minutes later sur
rendered, t - ' ,
Reeves is believed to be Insane. - It
I now learned that he wrot numerous
letter threatening the life of Roose
velt . ; ' ' ' .
WOMEN USHERS ARE
VOTED A SUCCESS
(Joaraal Spec"ial Berries.) 1
New York, Dec 17. The. women who
succeeded the men ' as 1 ushers in the
Majestic theatr last night seemed to do
the work Just aa well, II not oetter wan
the men. The .management say the
women are being tried merely aa aa ex
periment, but If they" eontinu to oo as
well as they did at both performances
yesterday, they will be kept. - They ne
gan work at ,the matinee, and th
women and children whom they showed
Ia thir Mats voted the experiment a
success. Each woman wore a big red
ribbon over her shoulder to distinguish
her from the women in the audience.
ARE IN THE FIELD
- t . . .. - - -
'(Jooroal Special aerrlee)
Panama, Dec 17. The Atlanta has
returned from Colon and reports ane
saw about 600 Colombian soldiers north
of th Atrato river. -
TURF TIPSTERS ARE
fJnaraal 8 Dedal Service.) ;
Washington. D. C Dec 17. A fraud
order wa issued today against Maxil A
Gay, turf tipster, who are charged with
havihr caught many sucxers mrougn
. ATCB3S0Y KXIXS BOTOS.
(Journal Special Berries.)
Wew York. Dec. 17. Th Atchison
railroad has otd $10,000,000 worth of
mortgage bond , to Morgan to provide
funds for new equipment and construc
tion of roads for next year.
(.Totinel Hpeeial Service.)
"Washington, Dec.ltv--The Cuban reci
procity bill was signed by President
Roosevelt at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
The president need the same pen In
signing the bill that wa. used -by Presi
dent Pro Tern. Frye of the 8jniits and
Speaker Cannon of the houso, and the pen
will, on the requeat of ihe Cuban min
ister, be eerit to Hiivana and placed in
the Cuban inupi'irai as an historical rello
C a-rent Importance,
"Minister QiiikihU ha a ixttiilcd liitov
.ernroe'rit, tlm rulian. tli;it tlm bill has
been RlKiH-il hv tin; pf' fil n. Whl
the presiU-.-ul l-.diud tu-a Cuba ia 'j-rs-1
Heath and Beavers Scored
;as RespphsibleJ or Posk.
OTHERS ALSO TO BLAME
Abuses Are Old-Time Ones Statute of
Limitation Allows Some Offenders, . '
to Escape Punishment Bris
tow's Report Insufficient. '
Washington Boreas The Journal. -Washingtgn,
, Dec 17. The charges
mad by 8. W. Tulloch, formerly cash
ier of th Washington postoffice. against
th administration of that institution.
Investigated by Messrs. Conrad ,
and Bonaparte, who have made publlo
their report. .The responsibility for th
abuses are laid at the door of several
already accused, among whom is none
lesa prqmlnent than Perry 8. Heath, th
ex-first assistant postmaster-general. '
George W. Beavers, who at the tim
of the abuses was chief or tne salaries
and allowance division, is another, and
those named are: Charles Emory Smith,
ex-postmaster-general; James P. Willett.
ex-postmaster of Washington, now de
ceased; John A. Merrltt, bis successor in
the said office, and It present Incum
bent; Robert J. Tracewell,.-controller,
and "Henry A Castle, auditor of tha
postoffice department,'-. - - "'.-
The report is one of the strongest
documents that has been handed into
any government - department in yeara
and Is In the greater part a rouows:
CHst of th Beport.
"AS a result of our inquiry Into tha
Tulloch charges and of the considera
tions hereinbefore set forth, we have the
honor to report, that In our Judgment :
-First Th discussion of the Tulloch
charges ha revealed the existence of de
plorable and gravely discreditable abuses
during the year li98, 1S99. and 1900, in
th Washington postoffice; and the otfice
ot ths first assistant postmaster-general.
- - -.- .
"Second' These abuse involved con-i
duct on -th part of various public of-t
fictal which wa certainly often illegal,
and may hav been sometime criminal. -
but such offenses. If committed, were
in all cases committed more than.threo
yeara before we were ordered to investi
gate the charges, and. so far as we aro
clearly informed, more than three years
before Mr. Tullocn s interviews vi
l,jast-.., , ---.-.-..-,.-..-...- - - -
Abase Bo vuhmuiouu.
Thtrd The. evidence laid before u
suggests the possibility and even proba
bility, but does . not prove, tnat aDuses
may bav continued both In the depart
ment and in the nostomc suDscqueni iu
the early summer of 100, when we lost
sight of them, and in connection uwr
with criminal acta may- have been com
mitted within th period otUAmttation.
"jrmirth The reoort or inspector
Cromwell, and the fact relating to the
claim of George W. Beavers, above et .
forth. Indicate th possibility tnat simi
lar conditions may hav existea mm
within and beyond th period or limita
tion In th New Tork poetofflce.
"SMftr. The nerson primarily respon
sible for the above-mentioned abuse and
th reeultlng scandalsappear to nave
been Perry S. Heath, then first assistant
a - Xr
poetmaster-generai,- ina u-
Heaver, then chief of th salarie and
allowance division, neither of whom I
now In the service of th United btates.
Bmltb Hot Blaoneles.
"Sixth Charles Emory Smith, ex-posf
master-general; James P. Willett. e-
postmaster of Washington, now deceased:
John A. Merrltt, his successor in th
said office, and Its present incumbent, "
Robert J. Trucewell. controller, and Hen
ry A. Castle, audltor-of the postnfllc -department,
all appeared to have shared
In some measure, their responsibilities;
the x-postmaster-general for bis seem
ing failure, notwithstanding repeated
warnings, to appreciate th gravity of
'their misconduct, and the consequent
necessity for it prompt and adequate
punishment; the two postmasters for tol
eration of these abuses and obedience
to plainly Improper orders without ex
posure or, apparently, protest and. the,
auditor and controller for acting upon
lax and arbitrary principles In the ad
ministration of their reepectlve offices,
whereby the payment of lllegst and
seemingly fraudulent claims by the
treasury waa rendered possible.
."Seventh The employment of subor
dinate In postoffice about to become
classed for th purpose of thus securing
their admission 1 without examination
mto th classified service was a practice
(Continued on Pag Two.)
pared, to carry out tb provisions el th
measur he will Ishuc a special pn U
matlon putting the law into lnim.-!''
effect. President Palm of the rermt-i ': .
Will issue Similar, manifest Imm' -ately.:
and the. entire'. mai:hln-ry ia
customs .and government rv.,UH -...-llahments
will b start. -d t" ! . ,i '
order of lntmntiiii tti-r ;.
between tho I'nltcd it
Polltioiil obeerver I
ket in clos tnK-h
(ion believe thBt till i
greatly f,it-ilttt .11 -.
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