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Tonight and Saturday,
cooler this afternoon and
VOL. III. NO. 149.
Chosen as Home of Min
ing Congress by a
Majority of 29.
PEACE AND GOOD WILL
Yesterday's Fight Is Forgotten and
Salt Lake Proves a Game Loser
The Vote of Oregon
Decides the Issue.
Denver won. By a majority of It
votes the Colorado metropolis was
chosen at 1 o'clock today as the place
for the erection of a permanent home
for the American mining congress. Salt
Lake received 66 votes against SB for
Denver. When the result was made
known. Judge Powers, Utah's ohamplon.
was the first to gain the floor and ask
that the vote be made unanimous.
The suspense was over. That much,
at least, was satisfactory to everybody,
and while Salt Lake delegates maintain
that they were promised support that
did not materialise, by the time they
reach the union depot they will have
forgotten that a light was ever waged.
The Utah delegation and its supporters
claim that the Oregon delegation was
pledged to their cause early in the
week, and not for a moment was it ex
pected that the home people would split
on the question. But Just before the
balloting commenced this morning Col
onel Crawrord of Grants Pass got up
on a chair and delivered a flery plea for
Denver before the Oregon delegates. It
had a sweeping effect, as the roll call
of this state demonstrated a few
minutes latar. A large majority of the
delegation went to Denver and after
that" Bait Lake could but concede her
defeat. El Paso remained true to the
compact entered into with Zlort.
Wo Bitterness Today.
Despite all the bitterness of yester
day and last evening. It was apparent
that only the best of feeling prevailed
today. There was no debate of conse
giiMin. Inrlnnd, the only feature of
Interest bosldes the ballot Itself was
the frank statement of Judge Powers
that he regretted what had occurred on
the preceding day. followed by a similar
Invitation for peace from Lafe Pence.
Judge Richards reached under his
desk early this morning and dragged
out the oil-can. He scattered Its con
tents all around and as by a magic hand
reduced the troubled Tiber, "chafing
with her shores," taa rolling Columbia,
upon whose billow's crest perched Peace.
It was complete, too. Over In another
quarter of the armory. Powers and Pence
were holding a seance with an olive
tree, while all ths delegates whose
hearts were rent by strife the night be
fore fell Into the spirit of good fellow
ship manifested by their leaders. Ths
argument that threatened to disrupt the
American Mining congress thus passed
Into history, leaving In its trodden path
no more bitter sensation than the tem
porary pang attending disappointment.
In calling the congress to order. Presi
dent Richards expressed his desire to
make a statement explanatory of his re
mark In launching the big debate yester
day when he said It was the right of the
congress to postpone decision of the
question of establishing permanent head
quarters If she delegates saw fit. This
remark, he said, had been Interpreted by
some to mean that the president's Influ
ence was against selecting headquarters
at this session.
"This Is not the esse," continued the
president. "No one desires to see fair
play more than I. Delegations have
come here expecting that the selection
of a home would be made here and now.
I love Utah and her splendid manhood.
I have the greatest respect for Colorado,
but above all I love the mining Industry.
"Go ahead. Select your headquarters. I
am not by any means opposed to it. The
friction we have had here was like a
thunderstorm and lightning flash. It
but cleared the atmosphere. Give both
cities your fair consideration, and do
It like men who are big and tall, men
who live above personal feeling and local
prejudice. Let us have peace."
The sentiment was loudly applauded.
Plea for Denver.
Mr. Cornforth of Alaska then re
sumed his argument In favor .of Denver
and wound up by saying he really felt,
"brains, hsart and soul." that che head
quarters should not be located at this
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EMPLOYER'S RIGHT TO
HIRE WHOM HE WILL
:(J..nrnl flperUi Berries.)
New York. Aug. 2. Justice
4 Dickey of the supreme court to-
4 day denied the application, of ths 4
mosaic tile layers for an Injunc- 4
4 tlon to restrain the Building
4 Trades Employers association
4 from ordering and maintaining a
4 lockout In violation of their nrbl- 4
4 Iratlon agreement.
The Judge held that the agree- 0
4 ment was not a mutual or rerlp-
4 rocal one. as It was well settled 4
4 that an employer has the right
4 to employ or discharge anyone
4 he pleases snd that a workman
4 may work or refuse to work at 4
e his will.
Van of Templar Army
Received by Port-
VISIT 1905 FAIR SITE
Chief Officers of National Body Among
the Day's Guests-All Are De
lighted With the Scenic
Beauties of City.
Today is the first of a number of
days this year that will be memorable
to Portland Knights Templar by reason
of the passing through this city of the
larger part of the Knights who attend
the triennial conclave at San Francisco.
The vanguard train arrived over the
Northern Pacific at 8:30 o'clock this
morning, bearing a distinguished party
of the delegates. Including Gen. George
M. Moulton, 33d degree, of Chicago;
deputy grand master Knights Templar;
Bev. Henry W. Bugg, 13d degree, Prov
ldnence, B. I., grand generalissimo of
the grand encampment; William B.
Melllnh, 33d degree, of Cincinnati, grand
captain-general of the grand encamp
ment, and others. The entire party of
Knights and ladles on this train num
bers 1(5. They were met at ths station
by Grand Commander George H. Hill
and a reception committee, and escorted
to the Portland Hotel, which is lavishly
decorated In honor of the visitors.
In carriages the party visited the
Lewis and Clark fair grounds, where
they spent an hour viewing the build
ings under construction, the experimen
tal gardens and the lake front Return
ing by way of Twenty-third street,
they boarded three special decorated
streets cars tendered by the Portland
Railway company, at Washington street,
and 'took the trip arouaeY the loop. The
expressions of admiration from the vis
itors mors than pleased their Portland
After looping the Heights the Knlghta
went to Scottish Rite Cathedral, where
-thev-ware received Pr p H Malcolm and
a staff of assisting Knights, and during
their stay there Ralph Hoyt rendered
a brief program on the pipe organ.
Luncheon at the Portland hotel fol
lowed. A feature of the morning was the re
newal of old acquaintance between Gen.
G. H. Anderson, retired, now a resi
dent of Portland, and General Moulton
and other army officers and West Point
ers In the visiting party. General An
derson Joined them upon their arrival
in ths city and remained with them
during their visit.
Gen. George M. Moulton, who Is now
deputy grand master, will, at the San
Francisco conclavs, be elected grand
master, the highest office in America,
and head of 140,000 Knights Templar.
This is regarded as the highest Masonic
office in the world, the only other ap
proaching it in Importance being that
of grand master of the Knights Templar
of Great Britain, held by King Eld ward.
"But in our order there Is no aris
tocracy," said Orand Commander Hill,
"the man who cobbles shoes Is Just as
good a Mason as Is President Roosevelt,
who Is also a member."
They Kike Portland.
General Moulton. after his rids on
Portland Heights this morning, said:
"I have been around this country a
good deal, and ths panorama we saw on
this ride around the loop la the grandest
I have ever seen. There Is nothing else
like It. The solidity and great slse of
your city is somsthlng ws did not ex
pect to see. I am particularly Impressed
with the beaqty of this city, Its homes
and Its flowers. Our party Is delighted
with ths city of Portland."
William B. Melllsh of Cincinnati,
grand captain general of the grand en
campment and personally one of the
most courteous and affable men, spoke
In th same vein. , Hs said :
"In all candor and sincerity, our party
Is carried away with the beauty of
Portland. It has a surprising number
of beautiful and substantial buildings,
and It Is very evidently a'n Ideal city
of homes. The roses are perfectly won
derful to us from the eastern states,
where It takes a long time to raise a
few small rose bushes, and where rones
are treasured as rare flowers. The
panorama from Portland Heights Is ons
of ths most remarkable sights I have
This afternoon a reception was given
the visitors in the parlors of the Port
land hotel, by Sir Knights and their
ladles, Including Mrs. Kockey P. Ear
hart. Mrs. George H. Hill. Mrs. Henry
Boe, Mrs. C. A. Dolph, Mrs. F. H. Al
llston, Mrs. 3. W. Hill. Mrs. L W.
Pratt. Miss Agnes Hill. Miss Bitrlce
Hill. Miss Pratt. Mrs. J. O. Mack. Mrs.
H. L Pkttock, ssslsted by a large num
ber of Portland women.
The visitors departed at 4 o'clock over
the Southern Pacific, and will go to
Monterey for a few days, and thence to
San Francisco to the conclave
1 - The Oregon Knights Ternnlar will
leave for the conclave on the night of
September 3. and the delegation will In
clude the following: '
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. ' Lowe, Mr. snd
Mrs. J. O. Msek. Mr. snd Mrs. R Mar
tin. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. L C. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Mason. Miss Mulr
head. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Nlcoll, Brydon
Nlcoll. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs H. M. Ogden.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Beames. Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Roe. Mr. and Mrs. A. K Bentley, Mr.
and Mrs. George C Blakeley. Mr. and
Mrs, J. T. Bridges, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING,
GLOSS IS PACIFIC
Defeats Shearer of Vancouver in Sin
gle Shell Event at the Regatta
Astoria Festivities Near Close.
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Astoria, Or.. Aug. 26. Gloss of Port
land won the Pacific coast champion
ship in the single shell event, defeating
Shearer of Vancouver and Patton and
Smld of Portland. The course was
smooth today and the race proved an
exciting one, although it had all along
been conceded that Gloss would win.
Queen Helen arrived at Grand Island
at 10 o'clock this morning and was
again received with tremendoua cheer
ing. Her majesty remained until the
noon hour and then prepared to go to
the field meet, which Is being held this
This morning the cutter races were
held and the motor and fish boats were
sent away. Numerous minor events took
place In front of ths grandstand. Inter
est in the championship single race was
keen, although Gloss was looked upon
as a Sure winner and finished several
Patton got second plsce, while Shearer
In the four-oared shell event between
Astoria and Vancouver crows, the
former won, seemingly through the
kindness of the latter.
This afternoon the crowd Is at A. F.
C. park, where the field meet is be
ing held. Queen Helen and her court.
Admiral Campbell and his staff and
Lieutenant-General Fulton and his
staff are all at the park. The opening
event will be the lacrosse match be
tween the Victoria and Portland teams.
Lacrosse has never before been played
here and the game haa attracted much
The Commercial club and Multnomah
baseball teams will try conclusions at
the park for the regatta trophy. The
Commercial team has been greatly
strengthened and It Is expected by local
fans that It will win. Foot races are
also to be held during the afternoon.
Tonight the Multnomah bowling team
will meet the Commercial club team
for the Feldenhelmer trophy. The local
men are not in good shape, and it would
not be surprising if the trophy were
to go back to Portland. This evening
Fred Muller of Astoria will fight 20
rounds with Henry Butler of Seattle and
Strangler Smith will undertake to throw
Ben Williams of Tacoma five times in
Mad a Trying Time.
For several hours last night friends
of ths members of ths crew of the
Portland Zephyr were frantic with fear
that the boat had been lost, with her
Ths Zephyr disappeared in the fog,
and not until 10:30 did the crew reach
the city. The hapless fellows wsre
drenched to the skin and almost ex
hausted from exposure. Clad in light
apparel, they suffered greatly during
their long battle with the elements, and
for many a day will remember their
trying experience. In the party were
George C. Nichols, who commanded the
Zephyr; W. K. Smith, Jr., Mr. Lam be r
son, all of Portland, and Charles R
Wright, a member of the regatta.com-
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BEAUTY IS IDEAL
Miss Dagmar Games, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Games of this
city, has had her photograph chosen
for publication In the Ladles' Home
Journal as one of the most beautiful
children In America. Dagmar's picture
was the only one chosen in Oregon and
she is the only one In America who had
reached the age limit, of 14, in the
contest. Walter Russell, the great
child artist of New York, whose price
for a single portrait Is 31. E00, made the
SEVEN DIE IN OIL
FIRE IN GERMANY
(Journal Special Serrlee.)
Antwerp, Aug. 20. The explosion of a
tank1 of oil belonging to the American
Petroleum company carried fire to the
tanks of the Standard Oil company, at
Hoboken, three miles from here. All
efforts made so far to check the firs
has been vain.
The damage already amounts to a mil
He's a cheerful chap and a delight to the children. You
will find something about him and his friends in next Sunday's
The Journal's five-story rainbow press will be used in print
ing next Sunday's paper and will show the people of Oregon
something new in the line of handsome color work. There will
be two color sections instead of one as heretofore. All the
funny pictures that Swinnerton and Opper and the rest of The
Journal's artists draw will be used together with some new fea
tures never seen in Portland before. ' ,
These incidental attractions are supplementary to a news
service which is not equaled in the state. An elaborate, special
service gives The Journal the news of the world presented in
concise, attractive form. The local service of The Journal long
ago distanced competition andiis keeping up its pace.
Israel Zangwill, author of "The Children of the Ghetto" and
many other famous books, contributes to Sunday's Journal his
All the other famous writers whose work lends attractive
ness to The Journal's pages are represented by bright, interest
ing and instructive stories.
If you want all the news and a pleasant afternoon of mag
azine reading, you can find both in
The Sunday Jou.rnal
AUGUST 26, 1904.
H. S. ROWE.
MISS DAGMAB GAME8.
Photograph by Gwynn A Furman, Ban Franclscb.
selection for the Ladles' Home Journal.
I basing his choice on approximated per
fection of type rather than personal
He and many other artists of dis
tinction have been attracted by the
perfectly moulded features and deep
rich coloring of her complexion.
Dagmar hag Just entered the girls'
high school of San Francisco. While In
Portland she attended Park school
where she was known as the Park school
lion francs, and It Is likely to be several
days before the flames are stamped out.
Seven workmen perished In the flames
and sevral wer Injured. ' Only two of
40 petroleum tanks escsped the flames.
Antwerp Is entirely darkened by the
dense smoke of the fire.
HOAR MAS QUIET WIGHT
(Journal Special Service.)
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 2. Senator
Hoar had a quiet night. He feels com
fortable this morning and took a Utile
nourishment, but there is no gain in
Forest Fires Rage Within
Four Miles of the
SYLVAN IS DEVASTATED
Suburb In the Hills West of the City
Is Attacked by Flames and 400
Acres Burned Before Rush
of Fire Is Checked.
Between J00 and 400 acres of timber
and underbrush has been burning this
week three and a half miles west of
Portland. As a result the smoke has
been thicker in the-city during the last
48 hours than at any time during the
prevalence of forest flrss this year.
Particularly in the west Dart of the city,
between Fifteenth street and the hills,
the smoke has been so dense that much
discomfort was caused.
The people around Sylvan have been
fighting the fire all week. It started
last Saturday when a farmer. Mr. Dusell,
set fire to some slashings, and the
flames spread to the surrounding tim
ber. Since that time the fire has burned
over 100 or 400 acres of land belonging
to Dusell. Theodore Pointer, Eugene
Schiller, the Jewish Cemetery associa
tion, and the Christiansen farm. No per
sons have been injured and no houses or
slock burned up to this time, but there
have been many narrow escapes for
homes and flre-flghters.
The fire has for some days been con
suming green'tlmber, and this with the
burning of old logs and green under
brush has caused a dense smoke that,
owing to the slight movement of air
and the lightness of the atmosphere,
hungs In the hills and obscures every
thing around Portland. Today the situ
ation In ths vicinity of Sylvan Is slightly
Improved. The fires are thought to be
dying out, and with ths eontlnuancesof
cool nights there will be a steady de
crease of the trouble from this time.
Atmospherical conditions today favored
rain more than at any time for weeks.
The chief of the United States weather
"We rather expect to get rain out of
this within 24 hours. Ths signs
are better than we have had for the last
three weeks. There was a small sprinkle
at Tacoma this morning, the only rain
in this district."
During the week there have been
heavy fires across the Columbia, riven
about Stella, and up toward St. Helens,
and the prevailing winds have been from
the north and northwest. The air cur
rents northward from the Columbia
draw the smoke this way, and add to ths
clouds that have rolled In over the hills
from Sylvan fires. With a north wind
ths air pressure Is against the hills on
the wsst of the city, and tor this reason
the western residence district gets more
smoke than other parts of the city.
Little Damage Dons.
The Stella fires have been burning
in timber of the Benson Logging com
pany, on upper Mosquito creek, and have
scorched the borders of timber tracts
owned by the Eastern Westers Lum
ber company and A. C. Mowery. two or
three miles from Stella, but as yet have
done no damage to these tracts. A heavy
fire was burning yesterday In timber
owned by Rue A Clyde, back ff
A. J.. QUI. who went out yesterday In
his auto a dlstsnce of nearly four miles
on the Cornell road, turned back becAise
of the dense smoke. He says the smoke
was so thick In Baiter's canyon that ho
could see but a short distance. Many
old residents say the smoke of the Inst
two days has been the worst they have
seen In Portlond for many years. The
principal cause of It, from a careful sur
vey of the country today. Is ths fires
around Sylvan. The forest fires. In a
other sections around Portland, are dy
STEEL TRUST ENTERS
THE PHIPPS QUARREL
(Journal Special Serrtee.)
New York, Aug. 2 Into the Phlpps
family quarrel and divorce suit has en
tered a struggle which means the control
of the steel trust's property (n this state.
Mrs. Oenevleve Phlpps holds the whip
hand. When the Carnegie properties
were delivered to the steel trust, Law
rence C. Phlpps received 110,000,000 In
steel stock as his share. He placed this
In his wife's name and It is so re
corded on the books of the trust.
The transfer of Mrs. Phlpps' stock to
the Rockefeller-Qould crowd would shift
the balance of power against Morgan.
The Standard Oil agents were quick to
sppreclate the opportunity, and over
tures were made at ones to Mrs. Phlpps.
She hsa been enjoined from disposing or
voting the stock by her husband, but
that does not help Morgan & Co. They
need the vqTeS to keep a majority of the
board of directors and Morgan and Car
negie, through Phlpps' uncle, are com
manding the young man to make peace
with his wife at any price.
M'MIJI M f II. I. X TO
(Journal SpeHal Service.)
MoMlnnvtlle, Aug. It. A circle tesm
of 12 members will go to Salem from
here September It to compels st ths
stats fair for the circle drill prise. Ths
team haa been drilling for several weeks,
and will contlnus up to the time of the
contest under ths direction of Sheriff
OF THE JOURNAL
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO A SIEGE
Indications Are That Ja
pan Has Abandoned As
saults on Fortress.
KUROKI IS TO ATTACK
Plans to Drive Koropatkin From Fer
tile Valleys of Manchuria,
Which Now Supply Food
for Russian Armies.
(Journal Special gerrlc.)
London, Aug. 26. According to dis
patches received here from Chefoo by
the News, there is now but small firing
off Port Arthur, and there appears for
some reason to hsvs been a cessation
of operations as far as the bombard
ment is concerned. It Is presumed hers
that from this time on the tactics
adopted will be more In the line of siego
work than In attempts to bombard and
With a sacrifice of S6.000 men and
practically nothing accomplished, be
yond the taking of outer works, and
the centralisation of the Russians, tho
Japanese are said to be losing heart In
their original plan. Ths correspond
ent asserts that the garrison at Port
Arthur, by adopting siege rations; can
sustain Itself without rear of starvation
for at least three months longer, by
which time the war, as far as thut
feature of the campaign Is concerned,
would.be practically settled. He says
the Japanese are making winter quar
ters on the outskirts of Port Arthur,
according to Chinese advices, which is
also taken as an indication that it Is not
expected that the fort will be overcome
In time to avoid exposure from the
10,000 Shells JfeJL
Within the last ten days more than
10,000 shells have been fired Into Port
Arthur, and still there are no signs that
the actual fortress points, which are
after all the only plans whose reduc
tion counts In the tide of battle, have
been materially damaged. One estimate
says that the Russians have lost within
Port Arthur during the war nearly 8,000
It has been supposed heretofore that
the campaign in the north was at a
standstill until the fate of Port Arthur
became certain, and that such fighting
as has taken place In the last few daya
was merely a general plan of harass
ment to prevent Kuropatkln from tak
ing any step toward the releass of ths
beleauguered Russian stronghold.
As If In support of the theory that
from this on the Port Arthur opera
tions will consist of a siege, comes ths
news that to the northward more active
operations srs promised.
The concentration of Oeneral Ku
rokl's troops and the closing in along
the line of the railway and road by
which Oeneral Kuropatkln would nat
urally retreat on Mukden, which Is but
40 miles from Llao Tang and directly
on the way to the farther outpost of
Hsrbln, Indicates that Japan now pro
poses to make the land campaign a hot
Oats Off rood Basis.
It has been admitted from the start
that Russia need not worry over the
supplies for an army of even three or
four times the slse of the one she has
In the field, so long as the troops are
quartered near and control the basin of
the Sungarl and all of the Llao ' basin
north of Tlehllng.
If Kuropatkln had to fall back oa
Harbin ths situation would be different,
because, the country north of Harbin
Is very scantily cultivated. But on the
rich lands between Harbin and Mukden,
with all the cattle pastures of Mongolia
at his back, he need be In no fear for
the stomachs of his men. It is ths
sheerest nonsense to talk of the Rus
sian army starving in Manchuria. The
railway has to bring boots and sugar
and coffee, and, of course, ammunition,
but one train a day will do a great deal
In that direction. The rest of the sup
plies can be bought In the country
It is now possible according to the
best opinions of experts for Russia to
land In Harbin men, with horses, guns
and ammunition to match, at the rate
of (0,000 a month.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg denial
that the railway , washouts of the last'
few days have been at all serious, and
calls attention to the fact that nearly
eyery culvert and bridge along the en
tire line is now of masonry and steel.
It Is admitted, however, that some
trouble has been felt In the Khtngan
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THE JOURNAL'S FINE
PHOTO OF HELEN I
4 The handsome photograph of
4 Hcr-rt f rfinn nt the AstorhrTr-
4 gnttn. published on the first pnge
4 of yesterday's Journal, wss taken
4 by B. W. Moore, in- pnoiog-
4 rapher. of this city Helen I,
4 who In prlvste life Is Mrs.
4 Charles U Houston, posed ex-
4 pressly for him In her coronation
d Mr. Moore has exceptional fa
it cllltiee for handling large sls
4 portraits end thst published by
4 The Journal yesterday wss one
4 of the finest specimens of the
4 photographer's art produced In
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M. r. Corrtgan.