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VOL. II. NO. 263;
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11. 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THOUSANDS OF DELEGATES FROM
IVESTOCK RAISERS AMD
El Paso Making a Strong
, hight tor; the Next
DELAY OF DELEGATES
Questions of Vital ' Concern Are to
Be Considered at the Meeting
-Tomorrow in . Baker's
4 :.. , .....
Portland and the atat Of Oregon to
. day welcome the delegate of the Na
tional Livestock, the National Wool
growers' -and. the NorthweatJFrultgrow
rs' associations, and the gatea of the
city are Hung wide open and everything
within la theirs. Since early Sunday
morning delegates to the stockmen' and
f rultralsers' meetings have been pouring
Into Portland alone, In twos, in threes. In
special oars, and In special trains. Fully
J.000 visitors are assembled, -and by to
morrow evening it Is expected that the
list of visitors will be swelled to per
haps double that number. " -
Every hotel In the city is crowded to
its utmost capacity and the rooming
bouses and private residences are rap
" Xany on Delayed Trains.,
v The woolgrowers-convened this morn
ing at 10 o'clock at the Baker theatre,
with 809 .delegates Ui attendance, -and
the frultmen are in session at the Sell-Ing-Htrsch
building. Fully 400 delegates
(Will be In attendance at the fruit con
vention ef ore the meetings close, , al
though there were but 100 present this
morning, owing to delayed trains. The
theatre this morning waa filled with in
terested spectators, a number of whom
are sheepmen, not jet members of the
Questions of national importance are
to be considered at the meetings of. the
livestock association, which convenes at
the Baker theatre tomorrow morning at
:45 o'clock. Legislation affecting ranges,
forest reserves, transportation, an . in
dependent packing concern to compete
with the meat trust, will be discussed
and acted upon by the delegates and offi
cials of the department of agriculture,
who are here to listen to the wants of
the stock and' sheepmen so that the
government can better - regulate mat
ters pertaining to this great industry.
Weather Ho Drawback.
The condition of the weather gives
the city a depressed and gloomy aspect,
but the visitors evidently came prepared
for the rain, for they strike forth be
tween ahowers like native Oregonlans.
About 160 delegates arrived this morn
ing from Walla Walla. Eastern Oregon
and the East. The Washington delega
tion la composed of over 60 sheep and
cattlemen, and the train from Walla
Walla was so crowded that there waa a
ecarclty of bertha in the Pullman.
(Continued on Page Two.)
TO THE DELEGATES
i A reception Is to be given the J
T- delegates and ladlea pf the Na-
T ' tlonal Livestock - and Wool-
, growers' ussoclatlons - by tne
,. Commercial club in the , club
rooms on the evening of January
, 11, from a to.' 11 o'clock.
T The reception la tendered at
the request of the citlsens of
Portland. Governor Chamber-
lain and the atate officials, to
A gather with the mayor and city
officials and prominent citlsens,
have been invited to attend. The
T guests are to be received in-
, formally by Governor Cham
A berlaln. Mayor Williams and H.
T M. Cake, the president of the
T club, v .
' Lunch will be serVed, " while
fliwan r to be strewn over
the tables and will form the
chief decorations. All the lndi-
catlona point to the affair being
-v a great success.
The executive committee,
which has charge of the recep-
tlon. la composed of: , Colonel
A James Jackson, A. L. Craig.
J"'- George Taylor and L. E. Thomp-
. son. . . '
: Every visitor to th conven
JT tlon, upon arriving at head-
quarters and presenting his cre-
dentials is provided with badges
4t and coupon tickets entitling him
to seats in any , of the. theatres
of the city. A large majority of
the city's guests will this even-.
lng attend the Baker. Cordraya
and the Marquam Grand the.
a' i atres. ' The Baker ' Stock c om
it pany Is playing "At the White
a. Jlorse Tavern.? the- Jessie Shlr-
A i. ley company at Cordrays appears
H in "Rip Van Winkle," and Miss
Roberts' company is playing.
A .'The Frisky Mrs. Johnson."
7 v 4 v. &
V. S. SENATOR FRANCIS E. WARREN
President of the National Woolgrowers'
President Warren's Ad
dress and T;wa Com
Though the thirty-ninth annual meet
ing of the National Woolgrowers' asso
ciation was scheduled to ' open at the
Baker theatre "7 at 10:30 o'clock thia
morning, it did not convene until nearly
After adjournment to S p. m.. Presi
dent Warren of the Woolgrowers' aaso
sociation and President Springer of the
livestock association Joined bands, and.
to the strains of the orchestra, did a
dancing stunt, on the stage to work off
their enthusiasm. ' '
. Hon. Francis E. ' Warren, . the presi
dent, called the meeting to order. He
Announced that many delegates were de
layed by the lata trains, and requested
those present to move forward to the
front of the bouse.
Rev.-E. 8. Muckley. ' pastor of the
First Christian church, made the open
ing .'prayer, the audience reverently
standing with bowed heads. Then
President Warren came forward to de
liver the annual address, prefaced by
a few preliminary, remarks, : which, was
President Warren's Address.
President Warren, after a few words
ot greeting to the delegates; discussed at
length some of the Important questions
before the convention. - He contracted
the. present conditions with those which
prevailed in llflB, when the National
Wool Growers' association and the Na
tional. Wool Manufacturers' association
were ' formed. '
"Then the sheep of this country were
east of the Missouri river, and along
the Pacific coast; the great . Rocky
mountain region and the plateau lying
between .had no sheep, while now the
large proportion of the bulk ot wool
grown In the United States comes from
thatpart of the country. Then the main
problem confronting the growers and
manufacturers - alike was the - procure
ment and retention of sufficient tariff on
wool and woolens, and the sheep hua
bandman's efforts were chiefly directed
toward devising some means to keep
foot-rot out of their flocks and preda
tory dogs from devouring them. . Now,
where the moat Ot our sheep are grown,
foot-rot ia unknown, while scab is the
prevailing and most vexatious ailment,
and -other troubles have grown apace.
Then, sheep, with the exception of those
on the western coast, were graaed on ti
tled land, with large amounts of winter
feed prepared; while now the larger pro
portion of the sheep of this country
grace on the natural grasses throughout
almost the entire year, and largely, or at
least very considerably, upon the govern
ment's range. This mode of sheep rais
ing has developed many new problems.
These, changed conditions." said the
speaker, "had greatly widened the scope
of the association. '
Zta Tatar ,
' nt Is for you to aay," continued Pres
ident Warren, "in this convention and af
terwards, how fully and well you will
support your association and' what you
will expect it to accompllsh--whther It
hall be a. dormant power reserved only
to . resist adverse, legislation, if at
tempted, or whether ft shall be instead a
live, moving, vital force, with tangible
objects: to work for, battling with every
problem, such as will be presented at
this convention and elsewhere, from time
to time, affecting the general weal and
wo of the up-to-date flockmaater.
. "Bom : Interesting facta concerning
wool manufacturing . were presented.
jt Continued oa Pag Two.
Papers Read and Bad
Fruit Examined Through;
WOES OF APPLE MEN
No Oregon -Apples Found In Day's
Trip in New York City
, ' Needed- "
The eleventh annual meeting of the
Northwest Fruitgrowers' association in
the Selllng-Hlrsch hall waa 'called to
orderthlsmornlng at 10:30 o'clock by
Second Vice-President -B. Burgender of
Colfax, "Wash., President N. G. Blalock
of Walla Walla, Wash., being unavoid
ably absent About 100 delegates were
present at the opening of the conven
tion and double this number attended
the afternoon session. The attendance
will be- probably -400 by: tomorrow, the
majority of the local members waltlni
until this evening or tomowwor before
leaving their work.'
The mornlhg session was chiefly oc
cupied in getting acquainted and in the
reading of the annual reports. The
president's report was deferred owing
to his absence. .
On the motion of' .-L Smith -a, eom
mlttee on nomenclature was appointed.
Each year varieties of apples are ex
hibited which are totally unique, and for
such fruits a committee is needed to
designate what ,the new specimens shall
be called. ' , ,
Western Soil tfc Bat.
During the morning session tlie paper
of Prof. N. O. Booth of the Washington
Agricultural college, was read, the sub
ject being "Comparison of Western and
Eastern Fruit ' Growing." The paper
stated that the soU in the - West was
better naturally and that, eastern valley
land that would best compare with west
ern fruit land was. used for other than
orchard purposes., The professor con
sidered roadside vegetation a - good in
dex to the richness of the soli and had
noted that in the East the growth waa
much less luxuriant than in the West
The need of constant fertilization in
the Eaat to enrich the land and the lack
of this necessity in the West was be
lieved to be a great saving for the west
ern frut man. The paper spoke of 10
acrea of Colorado fruit land that
brought $35,000 and considered that th
cost of. raw and unimproved land suita
ble for orchards would considerably in
crease throughout the entire West
The Western orchardlst - waa spoken
of as using horse power, owing to the
high cost of labor, where the Eastern
man .would use farm hands. . The East
also suffered because of th greater
number of pests of the fungus and in
sect sort,' and because these were estab
lished more firmly In the. East than in
Th Question of Market.
The one great advantage that the East
held over the Weat. and the One that
was thought to outweigh all other con
siderations was the question of market.
(Continued on Pag Two.)
xta 3PRWGER. reon
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ARE HARD AT WORK
JOHN W. SPRINGER.
President of the National Livestock Association.
The White Father Issues Orders That May Have
Effect of Benefiting the Wage Earner
The Workingmans Cause
Washington. D. C Jan. 11. Pope
Plus has issued fundamental rules and
principles by which it is proposed that
the Catholic church Bhall direct Chris
tian democratic, movements In all parls
of the earth.
A copy of the rules has been received
by Mgr. Falconlo, the papal delegate.
Th principles adopted by Pope , Leo are
sanctioned as rules to govern capital
and labor. His holiness speaks of the
vigor of the Catholic forces as waa
shown in the nlneteeth Catholic . con
gress recently held at Bologna. He
dwells upon the good results of unity,
harmony and order that may lay down
hv common accord the general lines
for the practical working of thla CathJ
ollc .movement . ' 1
"Our Illustrious predecessor, Leo
XIII," be says, "did realize the .great
nAri ot the Christian movement among
the people he so brightly governed."
Then follows tne lunaameniai regula
tion's for Catholic popular action. v Fol
lowing are obligations of Justice bind
ing, on all capitalists:
(Jourml BpeeUl Brr1c.)
Washington, Jan. ll.'-General Reyes
this morning sent a letter to th state
department saying that he waa about' to
leave for Colombia and intimating that
his mission had proved fruitless. It Is
understood, however, that the one cause
of his departure at this time Is his
anxiety regarding the action of. the
board of elections at Bogota, fearing bis
absence might endanger his election to
the presidency of Colombia.
' SttLT BTAW,ACT1TB.
, (Jooruit Special Serlee.- . ",
New Tork. Jan. 11. -Colonel Bryan
left here today for New Haven, where he
has business In connection with the Ben
nett will case. . From there he goes to
Indiana, where he Is scheduled, to do
liver two speeches. , " ,
JAPS EP1ACB VXOKOXS. , '
(JToarml Special HrvW.)
, Honolulu, Jftn. 11. Thirty Japs sailed
on the Amerlra Mam for the .Texas rtce
elds yesterday.-. They are part of a
large colonization scheme to replace ne
grOV'V V'tr'Vf -'.'.' " Vy-: ';''. k
THE EAST, WEST,
I1MHREE BIG COMMTIONS
'To pay Just wages to workmen and
not to injure their Just savings by vio
lence or fraud, or by overt or covert us
uries; not to expose them to corrupting
seductions and dangers or scandal; not
to allneat them from the spirit of fam
ily life, , or from love or economy; not
to Impose on, them any labor beyond
their strength, unbearable for their age
and sex. :
"The poor would not.be ashamed of
their poverty, nor disdain the charity of
tbe rich, for they should hav especi
ally In view Jesus the great redeemer,
who might have been born In rlchea and
made himself poor In order that ho
might ennoble poverty and enrich it
with a merit beyond price for heaven.
"But Christian democracy must b
taken In a sense already authoritatively
defined. Totally different from a move
ment known as, social democracy, it has
for its basia principles of Catholic faith
and morals, especially the , principle of
not injuring In any way the inviolable
right of private property."
WILL GIVE DINNER
Waiblngtoa Boreae ef Th Joarnal.
Washington, Jan. 11. Senator Mitch
ell will give a dinner Thursday evening
to members of the Lewis and Clark ex
position committee now in Washlngtoa
As. additional "guests he will entertain
a number of senators and representatives
and the opportunity will be taken to
discuss informally all exposition mat
ters. , ' '- .-j . .
ITOXB A SO BOVBS XOBBSS. '
O Wessinger's grocery store, at Mll
waukle, was entered yesterday morning
by burglars. They carried' away bard
ware, clothing and, food. They gained
entrance by prying the lock, from the
back door. Burglars looted the home
of Attorney It. W. Wilbur. 780 Love
Joy street on Saturday night during the
absence of the family. . They secured $60
In money and some Jewelry.
(Jonrntl Special RwIe.) ,
' Chlrago. Jn. 11. Another day passed
without Adding any Jurors In' the car
barn bandits' case. - Months may, elapse
before a Jury is secured, j
Russia with all Her Os
tentation Fears to Act
WhenTime is Called
JAPAN HAS BACKING
Latest Dispatches Confirm Reports
. That the Czar's Government
. Is Not Adamant In its
Absolution Not Real.
(Journal Foreign Service.
Paris, Jan. 11. The Paris edition of
the New York Herald says: "All the
civilized world realizes that underlying
the diplomatic fencing bout' in the
Russo-Japaneae eruption., is , of, a far
greater matter than the mere safe
guarding of Russian Interests in Korea,
or of Japanese Interests In-Manchuria.
All feel Instinctively that Japan Is but
a supernumerary In the war drama. Be
hind the, aoenes stands, a. far greater
actor, awaiting the right moment to
step into the center of th stage. No
doubt exists as to the Identity of that
actor. IT 18 ENGLAND.
"The real Issue, In fact. Is not 'shall
Russia or Japan dominate Korea? but
this one: 'Shall England or Russia nil
suprema In the Far EastT
England th rower.
'"Great Britain's protest of dlplomatlo
opposition to Russian development haa
failed and " the time haa come, appar
ently, when more energetic, means axe to
be tried. Very little more remalna for
Russia - to accomplish before she can
enter - upon her work in realizing her
ambition to predominate China,, an am
bition which England ' also nourishes
and on or the other must fall. There
Is not room for both." .
London. Jan. 11. A correspondent
quotes the Chefoo report that Russian
war ships at Port' Arthur are nastily
landing their superfluous furniture and
fitting and are virtually stripping for
action. It says regarding the confer
ence between . ex-Governor Taft, who is
returning . from the Philippines, and
Marquis I to. that the American legation
at Tokio declares that the United
States, in case of war, will preserv a
neutrality, while befriending Japan so
far as possible and consistently with
such an attitude.
A Pekin dispatch to th Mall this af
ternoon says that Russia Is enrolling
large numbers of natives in Eastern
American and British naval men
speak fairly confidently Of the chances
of Japan's ships against Russia's. The
Japanese army, if landed in strength
and handled discreetly, will do admir
ably, .. .
England th P lota tor.
London, . Jan. 11. Russia has ad
dressed a note to the powers stating
that ahe will respect the treaty rights
of all nations in- Manchuria and also de
claring she and Japan have 'no more
right to discuss the future of Manchuria
than they have ot the Philippines, as the
country belongs to neither. - '
, Japan, it Is officially announced, has
not landed' troops In Korea and haa no
present Intention ot doing so. Th
Russian . not had a quieting 'effect on
all capitals. Baron Hayashl, th Jap
anese minister at London, is again
closeted in session with th foreign of
fice this afternoon, and all la supposed
to remain with ' England, with whom
Russia must' deal and ia afraid ot th
consequences. . ;
BATTLING FOR THE
- LEWIS AND CLARK
( WtthlBfto Bnreaa alf The Journal.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 11. The
house committee on expositions will give
a hearing on the Lewis and Clark bill
Thursday of this week, at which Com
missioners Scott. Myers and Boise will
be given an opportunity to present their
arguments in behalf of the bill.
Representatives Hermann and Wil
liamson state that a diligent canvass
of th ; bouse membership reveals
that the measure haa friends with a
larga majority, but that serious opposi
tion still exists among - some leaders,
Representative - Payne being on of th
opponents. Oregon representatives hav
not decided upon a parliamentary course
to pursue la their efforts to get a favor
able action in the house. This course
will be determined later, when the re
sult of their efforts to obtain the- sup
port of th house leaders becomes certain.--
ALICE BAKES OST8 A JOB, .
WahiitKton Biit-Mti of The Journal.) -i
Wsshlngton. I). C, ' Jan. 11. Alice
Baker wan - appointed poNtmistres at
Ash, Dquglas county, On, today. ; '
Details of the Aftermath
of the Clallam Wreck
. Told, in Truth. .
LETTER FROM VICTORIA
No Greater 'Sea Disaster has Happened
in the History of Puget Sound
The- Little Children Who
' Were Lost, Poor Souls.
(Joarnal Special Service.)
Seattle, Wash., Jan. II. The after
math of th frightful disaster of Satur
day morning-adds new horrors to the)
Tossed about by the waters of , th
Strait of Juan de Fuca, or possibly,
washed ashore on some uninhabited Isl-
and, are the bodies of 60 men, : women
and children, victims of the terrible and
death-dealing wreck of the steamship
Clallam, Friday afternoon and night
and Saturday morning. . ' "
Staunch a vessel as she was, her tim
bers would not withstand th beating
of the heavy seas, and when the last
vestige of the Clallam finally disap
peared from sight In the straits between
Smith Island and Pungeness Spit S5
precious lives 'were added to the already
long list of sea tragedies.
Th list of .the dead Includes the
names of nine members of the crew of
the Ill-fated vessel and 46 passengers.
Official reports are that 14 passengers
were saved and 22 members of the crew
are accounted for. - ' . . t- v
Out of the total of 65 lost, five bodies
have been recovered in the straits by
the tug Holyoke. Three have been Iden
tified and the bodies of two men still
remain on th list ot th unknown.
. If Woman or Child Saved.
Not a woman or child on the) wracked
steamship was aaved. When it was seen
that the vessel waa doomed th officers
of th boat placed, the women and chil
dren in on of the ship's lifeboats and
It waa lowered in charge of Captain
Lawrence of Victoria. Before it had
proceeded 20 feet it capstsed and all tho
occupants were drowned. - -
Efforts were made to save th women,
but all. sank from sight before & second
boat could be lowered or before assist
ance could be rendered. , Th second
boat load of passengers lowered reached
a distance of too feet from the side of
the vessel and then capslxed. A third
boatload was lowered and several mal
passengers fell out and were drowned
before th boat touched the water.
After th three boat bad disappeared
with their human freight. Captain
George Robert found it would be Im
possible to lower any more of th life
boats on account of the severe storm
which waa raging. The passengers ami
members of the crew remaining on th
Clallam were nearly all saved. Captain
Roberts realised that it was the' duty of
the -men aboard the doomed vessel to
lend aid first to the weak and helpless,
and for ' that - reason i th women and
children were started out In the boat.
The reaUlt waa disastrous. ' ; ,
.Blackwood "Accused. .'..
A private letter was received from
Victoria thla. morning which bears Im
portant testimony on the fearful disaster,-
In ao much .that gross neglfgenc
la charged on the, part .of E..-T. Black
wood of Victoria. He Is accused ot not
promptly securing a tug., or tugs, to go
to the rescue of the disabled Clallam, no
assistance being sent to th ateamer for
six hours after she was sighted from th
land, and clearly known to be disabled.'
It would appear that- the Clallam
brok bar rudder crossing front Town
send to .Victoria, and being , helpless
drifted on to Clover Point, and oif
again. It was a matter ot six houra
before assistance reached - her. , During;
thla delay, and while drifting at th
mercy of th storn, attempts were
made to get th passengers oft with lift
boats, with the result already known.
While betng towed, and' owing to th
storm. It not being possible to signal
the tug. th Clallam sprang a leak. Th
hawsers were cut and gradually tho
ateamer ' settled . back and foundered. -
Mr. A. J. Gallately, manager of ttu
Vlotoria branch of th Bank of Montreal,
who -lost-wife and only child, l re
ported dangerously 111, having had a
stroke of paralysis. 11 la not expected
Th .following Is a full list of thns
believed to b dead: . . ..
Captain ' I Thompson, Victoria,
Lloyds' agent; Bruno Lehman. Ti?nm.
customs Inspector; Captain T.'Lawrnm-e,
Victoria, Yukon river pilot; Mrm, H. i
Boulton, Alberta, B. C, who on h. r
wedding tour; N. P. 8hw, virturu, t,i.
owner; C' W,- Thompson, Tf"ftm, n-.,i
dent of th' Washington ''i- ii-f-i ui i
Mining company; Mrs. A. J. ; . ..
Victoria. Wife of th im- ..- i" f
Bank of Montreal; Mti t;.th.n-l .-. i .
$orias . Mi5 Iut" iiru. f '-.