The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 07, 1904, Page 1, Image 1

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::' '. The Weatneri
Tonight and Friday,' rain; south
erly winds.
1 eSHMft
; Ever Printed in Portland has Ap
: proached THE JOURNAL'S Record
of Enormous Gain in Advertising dur
' ing the last three months of last year.
VOL. Ill NO. 260.
Belief Is General That by
End of Week Crisis in
Situation Will Come.
Ten6r of Reply Leaves No , Alternative
for Japan but to Fight- Bellig
erent Movements the
. Korean Waters.
(Journal Special Service.)
London, Jan. 7. The sealing up Of
official sources of news tends to depress
eny hopes f peace that might -remain
and 'encourages the belief that Russia's
reply Is wholly unsatisfactory, y
A St. Petersburg dispatch received
this morning says the idea of the pos
slbillty-bf peace has sunk nearly to
r.ero and that the publlo Is prepared to
hear at any moment or an armed coi
llslon arising1, from Japanese t troops
landing In Korea, to prevent which A
Russian fuBtleen battalion ha left
The Novoe Vremya. prints today an
ominous dispatch from Vladivostok
vlnir that no threats ' whatever will
rause Russia tp recede and no further
diplomatic correspondence lri relation to
Manchuria will be admttted. ; The dis
patch adds that there Is still possibility
' of reconciling Russian and Japanese
Interests in Korea, but what - success
may be expected can bo Judged from tho
number of warships at Port Arthur and i
troops in Manchuria. The dispatch
further says there can be notdoubt that
Russia's reply Intimates In a friendly
wsy that Russia cannot possibly accept
Japan's- pretensions to. Interference nor
allow Japan to acquire territorial rights
In Southern Korea. It makes no demand
beyond suggesting a moderation in
Japan's attitude, and if she is unable to
modify her desires the responsibility
will He with her.
There are two indications this after
noon that-nothlhg new or definite has
developed In the far eastern crisis and
that nothing is likely to develop until
the end of the week. The first of these
Indications Is that members ; of the
British cabinet hav been notified to as
semble on Monday. The second is the
meeting of the Japanese cabinet, which
It is believed was certainly called for
the purpose of considering the reply of
Russia to the last Japanese note. ; It
may take a day or two to determine this
matter. It is equally certain the meet
ing of the British cabinet will be for
the purpose of discussing the attitude
of Great Britain in the light of the
Russian reply.-
Ten British officers with a body of
naval pensioners and reserves have
started for Genoa to take two Argentine
cruisers, recently purchased by Japan,
to Yokohama. These ' vessels, ' which
were formerly known as the Rlvadavlo
and Moreno, have been rechristened the
Nisshln and the Kasaga. were, built at
the Genoa shipyards and It was re
ported when they were purchased that
Washington Bureau The Journal. 4
. Washington, Jan. 7. -The -
senate committee on jexpositlona' 4
at a meeting this morning prac- 4
tically decided ' upon a favor- 4
able report on Senator Mitchell's 4
bill for the Lewis and Clark ex- 4
position at Portland. Or. The 4
meeting waa attended by Com-
mlssloners Scott. Myers and
Boise who were prepared to sub- 4
mlt arguments In behalf of the 4
bill. :- . ' ' "4
It was decided in view ef the 4
unanimous sentiment of the com- .4
mlttee in favor of the bill, that 4
arguments were not necessary,
and the members of the commls- 4
slon were requested to submit 4
written statements relative to 4
the proposed exposition, the 4
same to be Incorporated , In the
committee's report 4
A sub-committee consisting 4
of Senators ' Burnham, Fulton 4
and Newlands was appointed and 4
authorized to prepare' a report '4
and also to poll the full commit- 4
tee when the' report" is prepared, 4
thus obviating the necessity for 4
further meeting. The sub-corn- 4
mlttee will prepare a eport at .4.
an early day,! so that the bill may 4
go on the calendar and come Up 4
for early passage in the senate. 4
At . the . headquarters ,. of ' the 4
Lewis and Clark corporation. 4
this 'morning the following tele- 4
gram was' received from Harvey 4
: W. Scott dated Washington D. 4
C. January 7: 4
"Senate committee on Indus- 4
trial expositions has unanimous-" 4
ly voted to report our blir." V 4
Senator Fulton, who will pre- 4
pare the report, says it will be 4
ready for presentation in a few 4
days, '- 4
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(hey were rapidly approaching comple
tion. --. , - '
Tho delay in the departure of Russian
warships lately , assembled at Bixerta,
Tunis, which are destined for the far
East, Is reported to be due to the fact
that Instructions have been received di
recting them to watch the Japanese
Cruisers Kasaga and Nisshlu. The Rus
sian cruiser Aurora has left Bixerta for
Piraeus, and the Dmitri Donskoi has
gone to Suda bay to await the departure
of the Japanese cruisers from Genoa.
Japanese vessels will be followed
through the Sues canal If they go that
Way. Oslyabya and other vessels of the
Russian squadron remain at Bixerta.
Some of these vessels will . follow the
Japanese cruisers if the, sail west
ward. The purpose, in either case Is to
capture them If war is declared. '
" The Japaneso thus have the alterna
tive of running the gauntlet of Russian
ships or being bottled up in a neutral
port i ' ' ,
Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 7. It was re
ported today .that a telegram waa re-
,(Continued on Page Two.)
(SpeeUl Dli(ch to The Journal.)
Washington, Jan. 7.With a firm
hand the government at . Washington
from now on" will protect American life
and property In the Island Of San
Domingo., The following dispatch was
received at the navy department today
from Commander Dillingham, command
ing the cruiser Detroit: '
- "In this vicinity anarchy prevails,
business is at a standstill. Puerto
Plata is quiet at present The revolution-
la not one of principle, but between
factions. I will not allow Interruption
of commerce. ' Went to Sousa on the
morning -of January 1: returned to
Puerto Plata yesterday afternoon to see
the Cherokee out of port. The fighting
at Sou 3 a December 26, between Morales
and Jlmlnes troops, took place on the
United Fruit company's' property.'
Without notice the houses were looted,
the lives of United States citizens abso
lutely disregarded; women and children
had to flee for safety and property was
destroyed." ., ; '
Orders have been sent to protect
American property and interference on
the part of the government is likely.
Minister Powell cables the state de
partment from San Domingo that the
provisional government- has established
a blockade In all parts save San
Domingo city by raeans of sailing ves
sels capable of .firing solid shots only.
Ships sailing from the Wet Indies are
given 80 days in which to clear, while
those from the United States and
European ports may take 45 days. ' It is
believed In Washington that this gov
ernment will not recognise the blockade.
(Jmirnil Bpwlat BrTle.)
Helena, Jan. 7. Col. iHenry AHman.
'president of the Sacajawea Gold and
Copper Mining company, has expressed
. an lnjenllon to furnish the coppr for
. the Hara.lnwPa stntuo which Ik to he
tivcted in Portland, Or., by-the women
Df the country, as their contribution to
the Ijewis and Clark centennial. Colonel
Altman has been making some experi
ments with the various ores to procure
a good anneal, both here and in Utah,
but wllh take the ' copper ' - from the
Sutaja canine if possible.
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China "Hire's where I get a chance to aoak Russia."
Franco "Mills Tonnerel Sacre papier! China and Japan fighting Russia! The Franco-Russian allianeajja
mands that I help Russia if two powers jump on her." . ,
' England "Well, blast ma heyes. Franco is fighting Japan.
Japan In case two powers combine against her.
The Anglo-Japanese alliance demands that I help
New Tork, Jan. 7. Brooklyn' 4
waa thrown Into excitement this. 4
morning by a fatal accident on 4
the Kings county elevated road. 4
John Sulick yardmaster, James 4
O'Brien switchman, and an un- 4
known man, were killed and sev- 4
eral seriously injured, by a rear- 4
end collision on - the Williams 4
and Pltklns avenue line. 4
The wreck caught fire and as 4
the cars burned a panic ensued. 4
The current was turned off the . 4
third 'rail in time to avert a 4
greater loss of life. .
Part of the cars were thrown 4
from the structure into the 4
street by the force of the coll Is- 4
ion. O'Brien's body was found 4
where it fell from the trestle 4
with almost every bone broken. 4
Sulick was caught between the 4
cars and crushed to death. 4
Twenty of the Injured were, sent 4
.to the hospital. ' ' 4
(Journal Special Scrrlce.)
Salt Lake City, Jan. 7.-Owlng'to
rusty revolver not working in the hands
of Motorman Gleason, a holdup shot and
killed Jilm and then mortally wounded
Conductor. Brighton at midnight last
night. The robber got away.
Doubts as to the Validity
of the Act Passe(Ut
Special Session.
Circuit Judges Are State Officers and
Their Compensation Should Be '
Paid Out of the Treasury
. . . of . the State.
The source of the recent epidemic of
streetcar holdups on the east side, the
police believe, can be traced to soldiers
st Fort Douglas. ( . ., .. ?.
Last night's affair was particularly
cOld blooded. When the masked desper
ado appeared in the car, which was
about to leave the lonely east side ter
minus. Glesson showed fight and - got
the drop on the bandit His revolver
snapped, after which the holdup shot
him 'dead. As he left the car he shot
Brighton In the stomach. He secured
no booty, . t
With tho result that things will hum in tho Orient
From the Chinso Tribune..
"Portland" said Commodore. E. T.
Gerry, . interrogatively, 'That la a sub- i
ject that always gives me great pleas
ure to discuss." and the noted philan
thropist of ' Newport and Providence
settled back In his chair in the reading
room of the Portland hotel and smiled.
"Portland," he continued, as e ' con,
tentedly , puffed his after-dinner cigar,
"Is one of the progressive cities of the
West. Its people are hospitable and
generous and the city is destined to be
come a great business center. ;
"Its climate is greatly maligned.
While the people in New Tork are wad
ing through the -slush and the snow we
are enjoying the balmy . weather .. of
spring. The Christmas I have just spent
here In Portland was the most pleasant
I have ever experienced. , The weather
was simply perfect -. -
"The city of Portland Is rapidly gain
ing In prominence, and the coming ex
position in honor, of the early explor
ers, Lewis and Clark, will be an. affair
of which the residents of the Northwest
may well- be proud. 1 believe the cen
tennial will be a grand success and It
will be the means of bringing thousands
of visitors to the coast and of dispelling
the haziness which many , Easterners
regard this portion of the great Ameri
can continent - - ,'.
'. "The Easterner has the hasy Impres
sion, that the West Is a wilderness; he'
should come here and see. I did not
feel as if I had been West until after I
passed Denver." ; C,
Mr. Gerry. Mrs. Gerry and their two
daughters have been In Portland frr
three weeks attending Peter Gerry, the
commodore's son, 'who is 111 of typhoid
fever. , "The weather and everything
else has been so much In our favor that
I expect to be able to remove my son
from the hospital to the hotel s today."
continued Mr. Gerry, and -his expecta
tions are realized end the patient els
now with his parents. The length of
the Gerry's stay in Portland will depend
entirely upon the condition of the son.
"We go when and where the doctors or
der," said the commodose..
. In closing, Commodore Gerry paid ' a
compliment to the newspapers of Port
land. . "They are original," he said, "and
I greatly enjoy the reading df them.
They don't bother you to death and make
Ex-Preeldent's, Daughter Dies Suddenly
This Morning After aa XUams . '
of Only a Jew - 1 ..
. Days. . i.' '
. " (Jonrnil SpwHal Scrrlr.)
" Princeton. N. J.. Jan. 7. Ruth Cleve
land, oldest daughter of Grover Cleve
land, died at home this morning of diph
theria. She was bom In New Tork in
189i The child waa 111 but a few days.
Shewas first taken with tonsllltls which
developed lato diphtheria yesterday and
death occurred suddenly this morning. -
some attempt at accuracy and truthful
ness." During the conversation last evening
Commodore Gerry, as is his usual cus
tom, talked rapidly, with his hands
folded, his elbows resting on the arms
of his chair. Scarcely a gesture dis
turbed his position, for his words were
such and spoken with such precision
that no wave of the hand was needed to
further emphasise them. He was dressed
for the ballroom and woro In contrast
to the silk hats about him a small, stiff
vlsored, plush-covered cap. .
. As a parting word tho commodore
said: . "I like the West and not wishing
to be vain, I believe the West likes
me," end tho old commander of the New
York Yacht club took such . a position
In his chair that denoted, a mind at
peace with the world and a body resting.
New York, Jan. 7. Charles M. Schwab
waa on the stand today in tho shipbuild
ing case. . He was subjected to a par
ticularly severe examination regarding
the Bethlehem Steel company's share in
the shipyard trust. The room was
crowded with brokers and financiers.
Mr. ' Schwab was represented by Mr.
Guthrie. .He denied that there was a
period of great inflation in the steel
industry, but said there was a good de
mand, j He believed the properties in
whlck'he was interested suffered no in
flation of values, , ,
(Journal Special Bmlce.) V
Salt Lake City, Jan. 7. Perry Heath
appeared at the Tribune office at .mid
night last nigh and stated that he had
Just returned from Denver and denied
emphatically that he evaded the service
of United States Marshal Heyward. The
latter Is a close friend of Heath and
stated that he received a subpoena for
Heath a week ago to appear In Brook
lyn, N. T., as a witness in the case of
the United States vs. Drlggs, the (former
congressman. He said he had made a
diligent search and yesterday afternoon,
six hours before the arrival of Heath,
be had returned the subpoena to Brook
lyn endorsed "NO service.": ,
' Topeka. Kan.; Jan. 7. The coroner's
Jury of Waubausee county, which con
vened this morning, began the investiga
tion of yesterday's Rook Island wreck.
The Jury met In the pfflce over the un
dertaker's where 10 victims lie dead.
There are 2ft witnesses, including the en
gineer of the Ill-fated train on whom
the blame Is cast by his superiors.
Engineer Bonjamln who Is wanted as
S, witness 1n the Rock Island wreck,
failed to attend the inquest. Ills son
says he Is 111. Owing to his absence the
Inquest wjjl probably be adjourned until
the latter part of the week. A search Is
being made for him.
. Although the state legislature, at tho
recent special session, undertook to in
crease the salaries of the four circuit
Judges In Multnomah county from J3,
000 to $4,000 per annum, doubts have
been expressed as to the validity of tho
act and it Is possible that It may prove
fatally defective. The supposed imper
fection In tho law lies primarily in the
fact that it provides that the increased
compensation of the circuit judges is- to
be paid out of the funds, of the county,
whilo the Test of their salaries Is paid
by the state, the, circuit Judges being
slate officers, - This, It is argued, is an
unwarranted appropriation . of county
funds for state expenses and is there
fore unconstitutional.. ;t : ; ,i .
By its terms the act was to take ef
fect immediately, upon approval by the
governor, who affixed his signature De
cember 24. 1903, one day after tlu
measure had passed the legislature. But
owing to the peculiar wording, of the
emergency clause, some lawyers are In
cllned to. doubt whether the act can In
fact be considered as taking effect im
mediately, the argument being that the
referendum was not suspended and that
90 days must elapse before the act is
in force. A second legal question Is
thus raised which- will require deter
mination before the Judges can begin
drawing any additional salary. -
County Board to Act
Both of these questions must come up
for consideration by the county board,
which is charged by tho act with the
duty of paying the Increase in tho
Judges' salaries. ' If tho act is void it
is clearly the duty of the board to re
fuse payment, for otherwise It would be
making an illegal expenditure of county
funds. If tho act is valid, the question
still remains whether it is now in forco
or whether 90 days must elapse from
its passage before it is operative, if
valid and already In force, the four
Circuit Judges are entitled to draw their
additional salaries from December 24.
when tho act received the governor's
signature. ' ::
.. Acting upon tho assumption that tho
act Is valid and already In effect the
four Judges have filed with the county
auditor their claims for salary that ac
crued during' the last seven days of
December, and these claims - will come
before tho county board for considera
tion tomorrow afternoon. It la highly
probable that the board will decline to
take any action until it has had time
to consider -the legal problems Involved.
Tho Amended Section.
. Section 2926, Bellinger and Cotton's
codes, provides that the salaries of cir
cuit Judges shall bo 13.000, payable
quarterly from tho state treasury. Tho
legislature, at the' recent special ses
sion, amended this section by adding to
it the following language: ,
"Provided that when any county con
stituting of Itself a Judicial district,
shall have a population of one hundred
thousand or more, thero shall be paid
annually by said county out of th
county funds, to each of tho said Judges
of the circuit court in such county, the
sum of one thousand (tt.000) dollars in
addition to said sum of three thousand
(13.000) dollars. Said one thousand dol
lars Shalt be audited and paid monthly
In the same manner that county ofR-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Which Is
tho ."K;V,
City in the
To the Editor, of The Journal: I have
had' an argument with a visitor here
who claims that according to the rec
ords of the weather bureau, Portland Is
the rainiest city In the United States.
I claim that It is not Whl.-h Is right?
Tou are. According to the official
' records the rainiest city In the I'nitcd
States Is Mobile, Ala., .with an annual
precipitation of 62.2 Inches, while New
Orleans is second on the list with
record of 60.52 Inches. What Is caili-il
Portland's normal annual preclptttlit
Is 46.S3 inches, which .Is lss by nf-m ly
three Inches than that of lionton dnHi.
the 10 years between 1893 end r,KH. i, .
elusive, although the nriTin! mini,!
rainfall of Boston Is nevrth' r.wi,
at 44.96 Inches.