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IF THE GAMDLING HOUSES OF PORTLAND CAN DE CLOSED FOR.
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NIGHT TjLY CAN DE CLOSED FOH GO OD
CIRCULATION OP THE i
The 7 weather 8unday, fair and
Slightly warmer; orthweefjrlnda7'
VOL. L NO. 19.
.' PORTLAND,. OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING... JULY. 24. 1804. .
PRICE. FIVE . CENTS.
' SHERIFF WORD ENFORCES THE
GMtINGi HOUSES IN THE CITY
The Sheriff Closes Every
Game in the City.
' in an Hour. v
GAMBLERS WILL FIGHT
Are Silent as to the Means They Will
r Use No Apparatus Seized'
. Simple Notice; to; Closc
, .Is Sufficient.
In leas than aa hour' yesterday after
"" noon Sheriff Tom Word : tranaformed
' Portland- from a' "wld open" Into a
, "cloaed"' town. At I o'clock six large
rambling houaea wera running full blast
.- at o'clock every eatabllahment waa
''"deserted except by the proprietors and
' a few employes. 4 ,
T ' Where an hour previous waa heard the
, rattle of dice, the monotonoua chant of
the crap dealer, the. click of the Ivory
ball dropping on the roulette wheel, the
, ahuffling of cards at tha faro table and
. the ateady hunt of conversation, an omi
nous silence prevailed, tha equipment
',, lit the betting establishments waa coy
red with canvas and the watchers bad
- abandoned their vigil at the doors. . ;
The action of the aherlff waa taken
without asking anybody's advice, be
, says, and waa due to a desjra to remove
himself , from what . ha regarded as a
. .. false position In the eye of the, public,
, There waa no raid. The aherlff went
-t personally lo tia proprietor or manager
cif each of "lUe gambling houaes end or
dered him to close. He made no threats,
and 'in not a single instance did any of
" tha gamblers demur to his order. ' Every
gambler realised-that the sheriff could
have raided tha houses and aelsed all
the ganttsg apparatua, . .
.- Shortly before noon yesterday several
members of the Municipal Reform aaeo
, elation called on District Attorney Mna
' ning with witnesses and laid complains
, agalnat every house in the city axcept
. Jack Blaster's. Informations were
drawn up by Mr.' Manning against A.
Shapiro, (proprietor of the Mass cafe;
Peter Grant. . Nathan Solomon . and
, Jlarvey Dale, of tha Portland club;
': ' red Frits, August Erlckson and Eu
gene .Blaster. They were filed in the
circuit court at SaS o'clock and bench
warrants were Issued.
AU tha warrants wera served by the
, sheriff in -person, and tha men arrested,
with their bondsmen, repaired to - the
courthouse, .where , each gave bonds In
'tha amount of 1100. I
Shapiro. Grant, Solomon, Dale " and
Blatter wre charged with conduoting
roulette games July II, the witnesses
gainst them being -W. H. Markell and
li. Quackenbush, Frits and Erlckson
were accused on the Informations - of
conducting; roulette gamea July 21. the
sole witness against them being W. F.
Edwards. ... t ,t
Closing tha Town.' -- "--'
Waiting' until all had givea bond.
Sheriff , Word went to the Portland club
and walked into tha private- office, oc
cupied then by Nate Solomon and Jack
Grant. v ... .,-
"You will have to, close." he said to
them. "Stop every game that It", run
ning. Poker Is included.' '
"Are we the only -ones Stopped?" In
quired Solomon in surprise. .
Not on vour life!" was tha emphatic
answer- ' "This will be a closed town in
; lest than an hour." ,. ' i . .
". "Very well," said Solomon, as . he
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CONOR O'KELLY IS
Seated In tha front row of the grand
stand at tha ball park yesterday after
noon .waa a dapper-little man who yelled
and Shouted aa vociferously aa did any
" "rooter' . in tha bleachers. ' T
' He waa Conor,0'Kelly. member of the
Hrltlsh parliament from County Mayo,
Ireland. He arrived unexpectedly In
Portland at t o'clock yesterday after'
. noon. He was at the ball park at 3:10.
' At tha hotel, awaiting hla arrival, was
a score of patrfotla countrymen and sev
eral newspaper men. . Ha left the hotel
by a aide entrance, accompanied by Dan
"Do .1 Ilke l)aebalirhe said at the
'."'hotel after he had returned from the
game and had recovered from the svelte
ment of the contest "Well, I should
. declare. And do you know that'll out
of the IS men on tha Tacoma team are
IrlahT There are Doyle, and 8heehan,Mlke lightning. It s funny how they can
and neefe, and Eagan. and McLaughlin,
pnd Ilngan, and others, trut no Casey.
You couldn't And aa many Irish names
on a cricket team taken from shamrock.
flelrt arnuM ' ' :!' -.
.lha 1 .. i.. i - r rofU.md
t ' 7
IS A DESERTER
Army Officer Who Eloped From Pre
sidio Three Months Ago Is Now :
- fugitive From , Uncle Sam.
(Special Dtapaicb by leased Wire to Tke Journal)
- San I'NMincisco, July 13. Opposite the
name of Lieutenant Victor C Lewis on
the "books of the war - department at
Washington the word "deserter" was
written today. Three months sgo today.
Saturday, April US, Lewis disappeared
from hta poet of duty at the Presidio,
and it waa at first believed that he had
committed suicide. -Later the evidence
led to the belief that Lewis eloped with
a Miss Elisabeth Berryman, a nurse
from St. Winifred's hospital,.- with
whom he was Infatuated.
Shortly before Lewis left the Presidio
ha inherited a fortune of 11.500 from
an uncle in Canada. Lewis told his
friends at tha army post that he was
(Continued on Page Sis,)
was slow, What I would call dellber.
ste. Ha waa too slow for mm I am a
baseball enthusiaat and I learned to be
one In America. It's not nearly so good
a gam as cricket But for games, give
me Rugby football. That's the game
Jhat makes an Irish heart leap afld throb
and to win a name on a Rugby neld an
Irish lad will wade" through gore.
"Last year our team beat all tne
teame in England, Scotland and Wales.
And our team will do It again, for where
can you find the brawn and sinew that ta
raised in old Ireland? . I Ilka baseDalUl
out uae iooioau ine mora.
"Tha Portland pitcher had- a 'wonder
fill curve, and tha -most remarkable
thing about tha game to my mind was
tha wonderful rapidity with which they
sent the Mil to flm after it had been
hit by the batter. That chap on third is
strike a ball when It goea so fast with
a little round stlrk. , ., .
Indeed, 1 am fond of : sport,' and
shouted and yelled today, but don't make
tne appear ridiculous, for I ant a mem
ber cf parliament," t
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More Than 100,000 Hen Will Be Idle When Monday's Whistles BIow
Deadlock Is -Row Complete Affiliated Unions Join Batchers In
... .... r'Their TFieht4-Packefs Search 'for Strike Breakers.
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(Special Dlipateh by Leased Wire to Tke Joarsal)
Chicago, July 21. -The gfeat sympa
thetic meat strike. Involving 100,000
men, will effectually tie up the meat in
dustry of the United BtatA unless the
packers can carry out their present plan
of operating with non-union help.
Tha final ultimatum of the labor
tenders waa submitted to the packers to
night and In reply the packers Issued a
statement absolutely re ruling to accede
to ita terms. , J -
Tha issues are drawn and tha deadlock
is complete, t
- At 7 o'clock Monday morning tha
formal order will be Issued to all anion
men to walk out It will Include the
firemen." engineers, electricians, team
sters and other anion men employed at
the stockyards and In all tha largo pack
ing ' centera. throughout tha United
The present labor trouble in Ita effect
will be one of the moat serious In tba
history of the 'nation. In fact If the
strike lasts any length of time the
country may find Itself face to face with
a meat famine. ..The packers, however,
are preparing to fight the unions by
getting ready for a long and , bitter
straggle., ' - ..' '
Several thousand negro strike-break
ers were rushed Into the stockyards, to
night -aboard special trains. Telegrams
were sent broadcast by the packing
house superintendent tonight, -ordering
non-union help rushed to the packing
centers. ' Cots by the thousands and pro
visions to last for , weeks hsva been
hauled. Into - tha stockyards enclosure
during; the past week. The non-union
men will live at tne yards and police
will guard them night and day.
One of the largest packers declared
tonight: "The way the packers feel Is
that they have no further ass for the
" aVetM Leaders Smphatle.
The labor leaders on the other hand.
are. denouncing the packers. '
With .this condition of.affalra a long
and bitter struggle lstbe Outlook. The
great sympathetic Strike to aid the
butcher workmen waa practically "ealled
tonight It' involves nearly 100,000 ,
WAITING FOR ANOTHER
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men and will effectually tie up tha
meat Industry of the United States.
Tha packere have one last chance to
avert the - atrike . by acceding to the
propositions of tha union before Monday
morning. ' '
The packere have evidently made up
their minda to fight, as telegrams wera
sent throughout the land tonight Order
ing non-union men rushed to tha pack
ing centers. Tha strike In Its effect,
will be one of -the most serious In the
history of the nation.- The decision to.
call a sympathetlo atrike waa reached
today after all negotlationa between the
unions arid the packers had been broken
off. - The Joint conference lasted from
a.- ntw until noon. -
The unions instated on the re-Instate-ment
of butchers and casing department
workers within 4 'hours and all the
other strikers within 10 days.,. Tha
packers absolutely refused to do thin,
contending that tha original agreement
would have , to ' stand. Neither slue
wquld give an Inch and finally tha con
ference broke up.
As a last resort tha represe-ntatlvee of
all tha uniona employed at the yards
met and drew up a last communication
to the packers, calling' upon them to
accede, and announcing that if they did
not do so by Monday morning a general
sympathetic strike would ensue. . ,
' Zaoh. Blames tha Other. .
- During tha day both aides Issued
statements blaming tha other for the
present situation. Peace- negotlationa
between the packers and butcher work
men are broken off and a general sym
pathetlo strike of the . teamsters and
mechanical trades haa been arranged for
Monday. ; ' -
The only way the., strike can be
averted la for tha packers to agree to
an. ultimatum aent today that all
butchers and casing department workers
be reinstated" within houra and that
all -other atrikera ahall be placed In
their old posltlona within 10 days. -
Tha decision waa reached today by
tha labor officials after another confer
enca with tha packere at Swift 4k Co.'s
offices. The conference lasted three
hours, but from the start It was plainly
apparent that no agreement could be
reached, aa both sides reiterated their
positions of tha night before. .
. "We must have some definite agree
ment : regarding -the : reinstatement - of
the strikers," said Thomas I. Kldd, who
represented the American Federation of
Labor. "Until that Is given by the pack
era we cannot end the atrike."
- Then . the packers declared that the
second strike waa unjustly called. They
said that a careful lnveieugatlon of the
charger of discrimination proved them
untrue. Then the. proposition made by
the packere Friday night waa re-sub-mltted
by Edward Motrin, chairman of
tha packers' sub-committee.
v"Wa . ask the .butchers' workmen - to
return to work under the piece agree
ment made Wednesday," he said, "The
general mariagera of each plant will be
at tha yards every morning at titO
o'clock and remain there until the kill
ing gangs are all placed at work. If
the butchers discover any-evidence of
discrimination, tha .general managers
will make a personal investigation. In
the -event the .charges are true the gen
eral managers will rectify them on tha
Weatr WMttea Statement.
"We eannot accept that." tha labor
officials contended. "We want a
statement in black and white that the
men-will be reinstated In leas time than
was provided In the original pence agree-,
ment Tha butchers and casing work
men must be pat back In their old po
sitions within 48 hours and the other
atrikera within 10 daya."
For three houra the packers and labor
Offlrlala contended for their respective
propositions. Neither .side would with
draw one iota from Its stand. More
rand more the feeling grew that the
conference would not be able to reach
a satisfactory agreement. At one time
Samuel McLean of tha 'Anglo-American
Packing company, who was walking back
and forth In the room, aald Impatiently;
- "What can be fairer than the offer
ef the packers? Rvery general manager
will go. ta the killing plants at 0:10 In
the morning and absolutely stop any
(Continued on Page Two.)
CLOSE THEIR DOORS
TO JUDGE PARKER
Intimates That Kern Made Unauthorized-
Statements Would Be Will
ing . to See Gorman Chairman. v
(Copyright, Heant News Service, by . Lease!
Wire to The Journal.)
New York. July 3. -Tom Taggert
has broken away from- his ' Flatbush
friends and taken possession of his
rooms in the Hoffman house. He was
about the corridor of the hotel all day
handing out a hot line of talk. MxrTng
gert gave, the Impression to those with
whom he conversed that John W. Kern,
who represented him' at the big confer
ence a few days ago, was not authorised
In declaring that Mr. Taggart wanted
the national ' chairmanship or nothing
or If It did not come his way his nose
would be out of Joint .
Taggart aald today that he waa for
any man suitable to Judge rarker ana
Intimated that he would pe entirely
agreeable to the selection Of Senator
Gorman. If the Marylander could be in
duced to serve. ' . '
Frederick D. IToIman. national com
mltteeman from Oregon, was the- first
of the far westerners to come In Tor
Tuesday's meeting of tha committee.
He haa been drifting about the country
sounding sentiment .on tha national cam
paign. " :
The Democrats are getting together
everywhere." he said. - "Harmony la the
campaign cry. I touched every state.
(Continued on Page Two.)
MULE CAUSES DEATH
' OF TWO BROTHERS
(Special Ptepatrfe by Leased Wire to Tbe Journal)
Fresno, Cel.. July' 21. Here ta a coin
cidence strange enough to drive people
almost to superstition:
' Charles Ruddle, a remittance man
from London, was killed a year ago by
the kick of a mule, the animal's hoof
striking him en the Jaw and with such
force that the man's skull was frac
ture.". I hud bern here a year when
tlt -."cti f.-d.
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Liner Loaded Willi Flour
for Yokohama Three
MAY HAVE BEEN SEIZED
Sailed From Portland Carrying Contra-.
band .of.. War. and the Russian :
."War Ships May Have Cap-
. ' '. turcd.Her. ,
The oriental liner Arabia, which sailed
from this city for Yokohama July 1,
haa nbt yet -been reported as having
reached the Japanese port, although
10 days overdue. A portion of her
freight constated of flour consigned to
Japanese firms. Officials of tha Portland-Asiatic
-company are becoming 1
alarmed. over the ateamer'a non-arrival.
Since flour la a contraband of war, fear
la entertained that tba vessel may have
fallen Into the hands of tha- Russians.
While the local eompany hopes to be
apprised vary shortly of the Arabia's
sure arrival, tba opinion ia growing in
shipping circles that she haa been selxe-i
by the cxar's warships. Tha ateamer
sailed. from the Columbia river for the
far east July I, and it Is seldom that
more than 17 daya are required to make
the passage to Yokohama, the first port
of call. Under ordinary conditions she
should have reached Yokohama last
Wednesday or Thursday. J Immediately
upon A steamer's arrival heretofore th
local company has been apprised of the
fact at once. So far not a word concern
ing her baa been, received.
- Oftentimes the passage is made In VI
or It daya. but the Arabia was not ex
pected to mske the run In less than 17
days. It is generally admitted that aha
ia not so speedy ss one or two of tha
other liners operated by the company, '
and that fact adda a ray-of hope that
she will ahow up all right In a day or
two. But it Is argued by those- who are
versed In such matters that tha Arabia
ahould have been at Yokohama several
days ago. They declare that the passage
would -not be prolonged, ss storms are
fow at this' season of the year.
People who are keeping In close touch
with tha war - situation ssy that they
are convinced by recent developments
that Ruasta haa decided ta conduct an
aggreaaive campaign, and from now on
any vessel carrying contraband goods
to Japan Is likely to be seised and
confiscated., Her course carried her Into
waters that are carefully patrolled by
the Russian fleet v Whet asked should "
the Arabia not be- heard from by the
time the Aragonla, now in the harbor,
gets ready to sail, what effect it would '
have, a member of the Portland-Asiatic
company replied: --.-
"I do not think that it will make any
difference. The) Aragonla, w411 sail on
Practically the same reply was given
when another member ef the company
was asked what bearing the recent cap
ture of tha Hamburg-American liner
Scaadla would have upon the decision to '
permit tha Aragonla to sail with con
traband, freight He 'said that ha had
read the statement of Hrr Ballln. man
aging director of the Hamburg-American'
line. In yesterday's Journal, but to
the. beet of his knowledge the Aragonla,
would sail July 8th with a full cargo
of flour and other freight for Japan and ,
China.- -. , ,
a Bxrxsro nonm.
One Portion. Decidedly llllgreiit, Other
-',, ,. OosuMrvatlva,
. (Joaraal Spertat SenrteaV
St Petereburg, July It Russia Is
today a divided people, not In patriotism,
but i over the entanglement with other
natlona through the action ef her vol-
unteer fleet The hot-headed portion of.
the populace, la decidedly neliitrereni
and would view with disapproval any
backdown of the government In ita cam
paign of confiscation.
(Continued on Page Two.
a remittance man, waa kicked la tha
face by the same mule this rnornina.
His Jaw Is shattered Into bits and tfin
base of his skull Is Injured. The sur
geons say he cannot recover. Thfi -ond
victim hes been here
having come for the p"
up the estate of t i i
The f"-ir '
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