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"IN UNION THEHE. IS STRENGTH " IS A GOOD MOTTO FOR. THE OREGON ' LEAGUE" MEETING TOMOPJlC V.'
"-A OOP EVENING. - ,
"W'ESTERpAY furnished new
X proof to the statement that if
yo'u want' the news you
must' read The Sunday Joufhal
Tonight and Tuesday, fair; cooler
Tuesday; westerly winds. .
vol.111, no. m;
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1. 1904.
' PRICE FIVE CENTS.
W BEST TO AID
. - V 1 (
This Principle Is the One
Founders of League
v Eoohasize. '
. ... ,
EVERY TOWS TO AID
Plan Is to Organize a Development
- League Branch In Every Town In
11 Oregon AH to Be Under .Yisloa
of- the- Central Body.
Tomorrow's program of . tha
Oregon Development league con
vention: . " ' -I-
call to order Prealdent H. K.
Cake of the Portland Commer
cial league, at 10 o'clock.
Address H. U Smith, preal
dent atate board of horticulture,
i "A Letter to a Tenderfoot."
renorta from each county.
- Adjournment for lunch from,'
13:10 to 1:0. ; :
- e. .rwftnw . - V ''-- .-Iw
Permanent organisations ap- e
:- pointment of committee. -...
Addrese By Jemea Withy- e
AnmhjL director Oregon Agrtoul-i
tural college. "Some Example. : e
of Actual Results in ,ArlcuI-e
ture." .;J.v . ,'
aper A.' Bennett editor Ora
Hi, I rrla-ator. "Irrigation."
P,nr Irwin Mahon. secretary e
American Mining congress, "The e
i Rnnt. at .the Amerloan Mining
Congress to Oregon. .: -:..'..'. . :. '
v Trolley rlda under aosploea of , e
; Portland woman - ciuo at . , w
'o'clock, v- '--.' '
Paper J. W.- BaUey, president
National Association of ' Stat - e
v Dairy -and Food, Departments. ,
. . Evening ' : " .,
Reception from ! o 11. Port-,
land Commercial club headquar- e
tars. -. . , "'" - '"
' Self help In the upbuilding of Oregon
la the' cardinal urlnclple which the pro
moters of . the Oregon Development J
league propose to Inculcate at the convention-which
is. to assemble In this
city tomorrow morning. All for Oregon
Is to be the keynote of the new organ
. Isatlon and Its meaning Is that every
' cltlxen of the state, whatever his calling,
Is to lend a helping hand to the great
work ol forwarding Oregon's develop
' ment and advertising her resources. To
the farmer and the manufacturer, the
' mining man and the mechanic, the mer
chant and the capitalist, the new organ
isation will appeal to work out their
own salvation by hearty, concerted per
The purpose of the Oregon Develop
. ment league is not to supplant but to
promote individual and local effort to
, advance .the Interests of the state. It
will, proceed upon the theory that the
good of the whole t tft be found In the
. good; of the Individual and that every
undertaking which has for Its object the
welfare of any. locality or any com
munity In the stats tends to the up
building of Oregon and la. worthy of the
heartiest co-operation, and encourage
ment. "All mankind." said a shrewd observer
- of human nature, "may be divided Into
two claa.es, those who . lift and thoae
- who lean;" and It will be the purpose of
the new : organisation to. place every
cltlsen of Oregon In the ranks of those
who lift. Every- Oregonlaa is to become
himself 'a bureau of publicity for
spreading abroad the knowledge of the
advantages offered to the Investor and
the homeseeker. ' ,.
Many Bureaus Trader One. .
If the movement should cease with
- the formal organisation of the Oregon
Development league, comparatively lit
tle would be accomplished. The purpose
Is to promote the formation all over
the state of bureaus or - committees
which shall be devoted to the work of
development and to enlist Individual sf-
: fort In the sams cause. Advertising is
all Important and this Is to be obtained
both by personal correspondence and
through the medium of local papers and
Everything - that- will acquaint the.
(Continued on Pare .Two.)
OCCUR IN MONTANA
' (Special DUpateh te The JoaraaL)
Helens, Mont, slug. 1. The clerk Of
the bureau of vital statistics will have
busy hour recording, yesterday's cas
ualties In Montana. v .
Delbert . R. Baxter and Patrick Mo
, DmtoUgh of Helena, aged, respectively,
IS and Is, were drowned near Wolf
-creek, where they had gone bathing In
a reeervolr. . j'
George Clark, Jr., of Welkervtllo, fill
Into a big hole In the' river at MaMen
, Rock, while fishing, and waa drowned.
. The body of an unknown man, about
40 years old, waa found on the banks of
the Yellowstone river, neer Livingston.
He wss well dressed, but. there were no
' mesne of Identification, ' ,
-O. K. Paul, a prominent merchant of
Russians and Japanese
Stubbornly Fighting on
. - Hal Cheng Field.
GEN. KELLER IS KILLED
Kuropatkln Reports Progress of Battle
to Czar But leaves" the Result '
.v; Unknown Japanese ApJi:
v.r: pear SnccessfuL :
(Journal Special Berries.) "
Chefod, Aug. 1. (Bulletin. --Sunday'a
battle at Hal Cheng was won by Kurokl,
according to reports that have been re
ceived hers. Details as to losses of ths
respective forces have aavjret not been
received. '' ; ,.';". , :
- (Jooroal. Special Service.) ..." "
;8t Petersburg, Aug." 1. A big battle
is in progress at Hal Cheng. Oeneral
Count Keller, commanding ths forces In
action, haa .been killed by a bursting
hell. General Kuropatkin's report - to
the esar leaves the result of the light In
doubt and makes no mention of Keller's
death. It says: -
"July 11 ths Japanese armies simul
taneously renewed their advance on our
southern front. - Ths Russian rear guard
offered .a stubborn resistance until the
attacks of the enemy revealed that they
were of greatly superior strength. The
rear guard -slowly retired In the direc
tion of Hal Cheng. .
"The Kuaalan dlvlalon near Simon
Chensj-SMoeessfully -checked the advance
of - the -enemy, -which- - preaaed toward
our right flank. The Japanese main
blow was - delivered against the Take
Shan array.' with Keneral Oku 'command
ing, '. between 81m un Cheng and Hal
Cheng, and operating from various -v!l
lagea weat of ; Simun Cheng on our
"Tha -advance of the Japanese began
against -our main position. At that mo
ment their chief force was disclosed op
posite our Tight flask.and.around .lt In
the direction of Sematsa and Lias Tang.
The Japanese are also advancing against
our troops east or Haklatae."
Considerable forces of Japanese) ' have
been landed at Tinkow under-cover of
several warships and It Is -believed
Japan la now making her laat drafts of
reserves. The number of reinforcements
landed Is unknown, but reaches Into the
A second dispatch from General Ku
ropatkln reporta that the fighting around
Bimu Chen gradually ceased Sunday ev
ening. All the Ruaalan poaltlons had
then been retained.
He adda that no reports have been
received cf operetkmeen -the extreme
right, where fighting continues. -
The eaatern -main Ruaalan army re
tained Ita position at Teneelln paaa, but
the Russian casualties have not . yet
tetrnxv zs ncmsATXHZD. '
EuropaUdn's Plank Bald to Mavs Basel
Turasd by Japanese, '
.(Journal Snedal Berries. t
- tendon, Aug. 1. Reuter"a agency has
a dispatch asserting that General
Kuropatkin's eaat front or right flank
has been turned by- the Japaneae and
that dlsaatsr now threatens ths 'Rus
sian army. - .-
In ths house of eommons today For
eign Under Secretary Earl Perer stated
that tns government bed instructed the
British ambaasador at St. Petersburg to
protest against the Including of food
stuffs In the list of contraband of war.
An aoqatescenoe la expected. -
PLAGUE AND CHOLERA
' ' (Jocrsal Special Sorvfce.1
Washington. Aug. 1. About 10 esses
of bubonic plague per week -are being
reported from Hongkong, while Asiatic
cholera has also made its appearance at
mat, point. -
The latter Is considered aa a source of
great danger to the Philippines, and In
structions for the most rigid quarantine
examination have been cabled to the
Islands.' , ; .
Lima, was accidentally shot and killed
while on a hunting trip. . There were
three guns In ths buggy, and whtls hs
was taking the laat one, a hammerless
shotgun, out of ths carriage. It waa In
aoma way discharged.,, the full charge
of shot entering his groin, causing In
In an attempt to prevent trouble In
the Butts saloon. Where he wea em
ployed aa bartender, Patrtk Mahoney
waa shot and probably fatally wounded.
. Jerry Slattery, aa ex-prlsegbtsr and
well-known sport around town, it is al
leged, did the shooting. Ths shooting
waa ths rssult of an altercation ever
a game of rerds. If stories of ths wit
nesses to the sffalr sre true, kiahoney
was the Innocent victim of other men's
quarrals, j - v .
Great Land Filing Is to Be Protested
by Martial LawSoldiers Mob- A
r"T"UIzIng Guard Treasure.
- (Joursal Special Serriee.) -'
Bbnesteel. S. D,,' Aug. M. Governor
Herreid will, on reouest of Sheriff Tsr-
lorrhls -afternoon-issue the -order-fur
the mobilisation of atate troops to bs
sent - to - BonesteeL The sheriff called
the governor's attention' to the lawless
ness that baa been occasioned here by
the army of ramblers and grafters in
their defiance of law, and protested thst
ha could neither protect the law . with
the force of deputies at his command
nor bs responsible for any outbreak that
might occur should the vigilance coin
mfttee take matters into Ita Own hands.
The governor, recognising the serious
ness of the situation, acquiesced and an
nounced that action would be taken at
once. " " . : T v T : "-""-
The present plan la to have the troops
on the ground from. August to Sep
tember 10, during which time the land
nunga .wl)l.tae.slaak24eVe Haw
will be declared, aa sotwt -aa throois
are ready to take control. .. . -. ttWZ '
One feature of the-, great -land rurh
that makes the presence of troops an
imperative necessity is that' probably
not less than tlOO.000 will be brought
here... daily. . "Troopa ". will escort the
treasure to.aod from trains' snd a spe
cial guard' of messengers has been pro
vided by the . express companies to
travel up and down the. road' In all
treaaure tralna. -
Most vigorous action la planned,-and
It Is now contemplated -to question; all
arrlvala. Those who cannot show a le-
arltlmate business errand will be rnrtn
with returned outalde the county lines.
A vagrant and curfew law for the en
tire county la to be eataDiisneo.
: DIES OF PNEUMONIA
(Joarnal Suedal Serriee.) --
Philadelphia. Aug. J. Former Gov
ernor .Robert . Emory Pattlson died at
:I0 o'clock this morning of pneumonia,
after a brief Illness. He waa 14 years
of aae. ' .
From the time he began the practice
of law In this city. . In 1S71. until hla
death, ha was a promlnsnt factor' In ths
affairs of the city. In 1177 he wss
sleeted comptroller 'of the city, which
office he held until 1SS2, From that
year until ISM he was govsrnor of ths
state and from 187 to l was a mem
ber of the United Statea Paclfla railway
commission. - . . , -
From Ul to 185 ho wss again gov
ernor of the atate and In 1002 was de
feated for governor on the Democratic
ticket. , , . ' " , s '. ; . ;
FIFTY PERSONS ARE
' HURT IN C0LUS10N
v;:... . . ; . , . ... j . '
' ', earaal Speetd Srlee.
New Tork. Aug. l.-eAs a result of a
head-on collision of two '-trolley cars
last night 60 persons were Injured.
About a dosen of them are- seriously
hurt and one of the motor men, Matthew
Crawfleld, of the Mount Vernon: oar,
probably fatally Injured. -He waa
burled under the wreckage of the two
cars and it Is feared that he has suf
fered Internal Injuries. ,- i
Both cars were nuee witn passengers.
many of whom -were returning from a
holiday plonlo. The Mount Vernon car
waa returning to the city, when it got
beyond control of the motormsn and
rushed down tne mm coinuing wnn a
TonkerS trollsy car near Two Hundred
and , Thirty-fourth street,
.-' (Joernal Special Berries;)
rinclnnatL O.. Aug. I. In a rear-end
collision of trolley cara near' Notting
ham ' yeaterday. 'St persons were hurt.
Only one passenger, s woman, waa se
riously injured, tne otners sustaining
only alight bruises, r
SFOBSOB FOB TOWV S3ZOJBB . -
J ' (Speelal Dtasatck to The Jnernal.)' -Connell,
Wash.. Aug. 1. Benjamin E.
Connell, for whom Connell la named,
was killed In a railroad wreck In Litch
field, 111. His wife end children also ars
mentioned In ths list ol killed. ,
- sbazw on Fanes fbazbib. .
' (Mperlal Dlspatrk to The Imrrul.) '
nervals. Or.. Aug. 1. Ellis Stevens
of the North Howell prairie section ch
ained 40 bushels of oats per sere, snd
his whest went 19 bushels to ths acre.
In sll the Frenrh Prairie . section fall
grain portends splendid results. . '
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Ci'f ' ' '' ' X" ' '' ' J"""N - Sov.vk . . .
f ' ' '
GREFFIELD SAYS GOD WILL
Holy, Roller; Apostle Confined in a Prison Cell, Talks of His Religion and
; ' , . First Came to Him and Says He Has - No Feare
"1 am in God's handa - He will pro
tect me rrom this poor, banlghted peo
Pie. Let His will ha dona."
Leaning against the bara of corridor
No. 1 at the county jail, and gripping
the upright Iron rods ss if to steady
himself, ahortly before being taken to
the police court thla morning, Edmund
iremeia, nigh Holy Roller apostle and
aelf - atyled Joshua. Books concerning
his religion and the plight In which he
When summoned from his cell by
Sheriff Word he waa lying on a cot, face
aownwara;- supported by his elbows;
poring over a calf-bound copy of the
uiDie, supplied him this morning by O.
V, Hurt, ma eldar In the faith, whose
family" he wrecked. He swayed aa if
very weak when he came forward.
' "How are you feeling thla morning.
uremeiar inquired the sheriff.
1 am some better now." he answered.
He spoke In very low tones, with a cu
rious little catch In hla voice at inter
vals. A man slightly below the me
dium height, with thin, "taffy" hair and
a medium heavy mustache of the sams
neutral tine, a pale, pasty oomplezlon
and rather light blue eyes, ha resembles
nothing so much ss a type of eghorter.
so frequently seen at street gatherings.
. Alz of Martyrdom. .
The man'a eyes have a peculiar look
aa if hla thoughts were far Away from
hla surroundings. : Whsn he speaks,
however, his oountenanoe doea . not
lighten aa does that of the absent
minded - man suddenly .talcing cogni
sance of question asked him., - After
a faahton he assumes an air of martyr
dom, without throwing any fervor Into
his language or actions. He makes no
gestures wbstever, and only . at one
time displayed any Interest In his sur
PAre you surprised to find - yourself
in this place 7" he waa asked. ,
Appstle josnua looaea ma interrogator
in me xaca as u parity umbo uy tns
query..' His lips movsa ones aa ir l
answer but omitted no sound. Half, a
minute passed before he uttered a
syllable. .. ' ! -t : ,. .
"I am In God's handa- Hs will pro
tect me from this poor benighted peo
ple. Let Hla will be done." . .-
"What is your traasr- was tns next
"I am a minister or tne gospel.-
Whst was meant by trade being ex
plained tor him, the apostle said that
he wes a laboring man and had worked
on farms. He added that he Is still a
laborer, "working in the Lord's vine
In answer to a query as to. wnere he
wss born lie snawered "In Germany."
How long have you been working In
the Lord's vlnevardf"
The eelf-atyled Josnua looked down
and shifted his wsight from on foot
to anothsr - ss if, In - weariness.
"Let ms think.' ns said, "i do not
like to- answsr a question of such lm-.
poftancs , aa that without thinking
first." . . - . .
A full minute elapsed, during which
the apostle gased dreamily, at the op.
poslte wall. -.
"It must be about etx months,' hs
finsllye-replled. -"Then I received, the
light thst I wss csiiea to go rorth for
the Master." . .
"How did you receive the light?"
"It csme lo m mentally at first and
then went Into my heart, where I gained
spiritual knowledge. Then I knew I waa
SCENES AT BONESTEEL.
Joshua. Others received the sams light
snd came and told ma I waa the ap
pointed one." - f
While his voice waa still low. Cref
field spoke more elesrly without a catch
In hla voice while making this answer.
The next question brought a faint tings
-of color Into his cheeks, i
"You know what, these people accuse
you of. . Have you committed these
There wss another pause before an
awerlng, and tire hesitation marking his
answers generally waa again In evidence
when he sDoke.
"Poor, benighted people! " They are all
in the dark." . That waa all he said.
Creffleld was visited yeaterday by ths
Rev. J. Verttelg, who cuttingly sovisea
blm regarding hla so-called religious
"Get that notion out of your head
that you are one of God'a pets," declared
the preacher. "That Is a fanatical no
tionGod haa bo pets. , It Is that Idea
which haa brought you where you are,
and the sooner you , are rid of It the
better for .you."
BATS QOD wruz, rLZlO. ,
OreffUld . Refuses Aid-of Attorney la
Presenting Hla Befenae.
"God will plead my cass."
This declaration waa made by Edmund
Creffleld, self-styled prophet, leader of
the. Holy Rollors snd alleged wrecker
of many homes, when arraigned before
Municipal Judge Hogue this morning by
Deputy District Attorney Haney on a
charge of criminal assault and asked If
he wsnted an attorney to defend him.
"You had better aecure some one on
earth to defend you I'm afraid I can't
hoar God-," replied Judge Hogue. '
' "Do you realise that this chsrge Is a
serious one; that there la strong feel
ing sgalnet you and that if the allega
tlona made are true you will go to the
penitent laryT" asked Judge Hogue if
Creffleld. . .' -
. "I understand It. replied Creffleld. In
a voice hardly audible.
"And you want no attorney f urged
the court. - -
"No, God will not Justify ms to hava
ons. ssld Creffleld. -" - . -
When arraigned and the complaint
read. Creffleld replied .that he wss not
guilty, and tot Deputy Haney ssld ha
wished to wslve examination snd go be
fore the grand Jury. However, Judge
Hogue thought that In the prisoner's
present feeble condition, he was hardly
able to aay Just what he wants, and
decldnd to continue the case - until
Thursday, to give Creffleld time to rest.
Judge Hogue said hs felt It to be a
duty to give him a hearing. - It was
sgreed thst the prisoner shall be re
garded aa standing mute, and the case
will be called Thursday aa though noth
ing had yet been- done.
Creffleld was removed from his cell In
the county Jail and brought to the cen
tral police station .In a ptrol wagon
thla morning at 10 ocinca. it was 11
hen he wss brought from the pris
oner's room, and led before judge
linaue. He waa very weak, but notice-
ahly stronger than when he Srrlved In
Portland,- Saturday night,-, from Cor
vallls. He had to be supported by
Bailiff Gnlta, snd trembled violently at
times. He appeared- oblivious to all
spectators i and there was a far-away
look Irt-bla ayes. -,. ' , , '
A cfowd that ruled tot courtroom to
overflowlng was present. When1 the
Hply - Roller waa led out every one
leaned forward, eager to catch a glimpse
of the man who haa created such tur
moil and whoae teachlnga have aent
many Inssne. But if they craved to
hear ths so-called prophet speak, they
Were disappointed, for bis words were
beard only by the few who gathered
about him In front of the court's rail
ing. - Deputy - Haney read - the complaint
Charging assault on. Mra. . B.E.-.8tarr,
and . asked . Creffleld . to state hla plea.
He aald ha waa not guilty, and In an
swer to the court's questions said God
would care for him.
When the high prleet of the Holy Roll
era waa asked what he thought of the
advice given him by Mr. Verttelg, be
answered: . i ,'
"He la a good man. He lives accord
ing to hla light He haa not the sams
light thst I have." '
Aa hla Interrogator waa about to leave
Creffleld auddenly stood upright with
both leet resting firmly on the floor.
"Do you hear". He stopped speak
ing auddenly, and then, lowering his
voice aJmoat to a whisper, cautiously
continued: - "Do you know what they ars
going to do with me?" , .
'. "' ' Aaxlona as to Fate.
He wss Informed that a good many
people believe him Insane and that he
might be examined by the Insanity com
mission. If determined sane, he would
probably be charged with a number of
Crimea and tried.- j- .
"Poor, poor people! . They are In the
dark." was bla comment;..
He stood a moment aa if In thought
and then, with a slight show of anima
tion, his eyes taking on a look of almost
human Intelligence, added:
"God usually telle me everything that
is going to happen, and tbia ia the first
tims he haa failed to Inform me. But I
am at peace. I am In His hands and Hs
will protect mo from all harm."
His interrogator had started to move
a way. when Creffleld called him back.
"I ought not to have asked that ques
tion," he volunteered, with a scarcely
perceptible cadence of regret - In his
tones. - "If God had wanted me to know
He would have told me. I am sorry I
asked, but I thank you for telling me.
I thank you," ,
Returning to nis ceu, wanting uiv
(Continued on Page Two.)
WHALER PICKS ,UP A
MESSAGE FROM ANDREE
' ' (Journal Special Service.) - V
Christiana. Aug. - 1 A Norwegian
whaler ha found north Of Cape Spits
bergen a bottle containing a letter from
Aeronaut Andrea dated in 18M. The text
la not given, but the document will be
regarded with great interest, as It Is
probably the lent communication that
will ever tve had from the unfortunate
and daring explorer whose attempt lo
reach the north itole by balloon attracted
The news of the finding or tne letter
wag brought her by another whaler
Visiting 'Commission and
Discuss Probleni.. :
SUBSIDY IS UNPOPULAR
Local Men Suggest New Plans and
.' General Discussion Follows Oat)
"Showier Port's Sanding "7
Since- Its arrival in Portland the mer
chant marine commission haa gathered
Information -which - may have an Im
portant bearing upon the great problem
which It is seeking to solve, the . up
building ef an American merchant ma
rine in foreign trade. Much valuable
Information haa been given at the for
mal session or the convention which is
tH-progrsB"T9djr jn the parlors of the
Commercial club, and original sugges
tions snd expressions of opinion ha vs
been obtained from a number of the
prominent shippers and merchants of -ths
city. . .
- The Information thus gathered , la
strongly corroborative of the impres
sion previously formed by the commis
sioners that the true solution of the
problem Under consideration lies not in
(Ubsldlzlng " American vessels but
rather In extending to them the post si .
subvention, - whereby the - vessels shall
carry thr walta,and-ftoT!r"vesael-Bnd -crews
are held in readiness for naval
service In the event of wsr, shipmas
ters being obliged te trstn their crews In
all the exercises of the- training ships
of ths navy. - -. ;-
The commissioners are greatly pleased
t the rapid progress which they- have
made In their investigations st this
port and' they expect to conclude their .
labors here this afternoon, leaving for
San Francisco this evening. - v- -
The msrlne commission is composed
of 10 members. Senator Jacob H. Ual
Itnger of New Hampshire. Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge of Maasachusetts, Senator
Boiae Penrose of Pennsylvania, Senator
Thomas S. Martin of Virginia, Senator
Stephen R. Mallory of Florida, Repre
sentative Euward S. Minor of Wiscon
sin, Representative Thomaa Sptght of
Mississippi, Representative Charles' S.
Grosvenor of Ohio, Representative Allan
L. McDermott of New Jersey, Wintbrop
L. Marvin of Boston. The first and
laat named are respectively chairman
and secretary of the commission. - There
are alx absentees. Senators Lodge: Pen
rose, Martin and Mallory, and Repre
sentatives Grosvenor and McDermott
It was 11 o'clock before the Portland
men who are prominent In the hearing
were ready to begin business, and when
the hearing opened there-were present -r
W. J. Burns, president chamber of com
merce; W. A. Meare, secretary transpor
tation committee of the chamber of com
merce; .George Taylor, chairman navi
gation committee chamber of commerce;
J. Ernest Laldlaw, president Jamea Laid- .
low eV Co.. ahlp brokers; Alfred Tucker.
manager of Meyer, Wilson & Co.; W. M.
Kllllngsworth. Col. Jsmes Jackson. Mr.
Wlthycombe. B. W. Wright Benjamin L
Cohen. John H. Mitchell. Jr.. Whitney
L, Boise, J. D. Lee. representing the
board of trade: Senator J. IL Mitchell.
Senator C W. Fulton, Representative J.
N. Williamson, Tom Richardson. Col.
James Steele. Mr. Marshall and Major
East wick. - . '
Chairman Galllnger rapped for order
and President Burna of the chamber of
commerce welcomed the commission
with a few remarka In which, he set
forth ths pecullsr conditions eonfront
m Portland through her Mack of Ameri
can ships... He said there Beamed to be
no solution for the difficulty, and hoped
the commission would be abJe to auggest .
some measure of relief. He favored
free ships, and said that it seemed only
fsir that ships might be built or pur- 1
chased In any market and -brought un
der the American flag and allowed the
benefits of trade under American lawn,
" Commission's Jrurposa.
' 'Chairman Galllnger responded on be- .
half of the commission, thanking Presi
dent burna end the commercial bodies
snd the people of Portland for their
oordlal treatment Outlining the pur
pose of the commission be ssld Its duty
wss not to formulate nor exploit any
particular plan for -building up 'the
American merchant murine. Their pur
pose was to wslt and hear men of af-'
fairs In the various communities and
Information as to- existing eond.-
tlons. together wtth their views as to
(Continued on I'age Two.)
that signaled ths finders snd wss told
thst tiers could be no doubt of the
suthentlclty of the letter;- whl-h le In a
fair atate of preaervatlon. The whaler
bearing the letter will not return to her
home port before the close of te sa-
on, which will be seveial months, un
less a fortunats eaion mis nr n
When ths vessel was sight.! a heavy
sea wss on snd a fair wind for ths re
turning ship, otherwlee the uanul .
rhjmse of courtesies would have etmhle-l
a deliverance to thla port of Ue d-cu-ub