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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 12," 1906. SIXTEEN PAGES.
VOL. IV. NO.' 55.
-wy" n ---
to Form Active
Over Five Hundred Join.
: Streetcar- motomen nna -eondttctor f
Portland, who were forbidden by the
Portland Consolidated Railway company
to hold membership In a labor organise-
tlon, are forming a union. Meetings
large numbers of the men have taken"
theobllgatlon. More than 600 ofthe
.To conductors ana motormen in me city
i.hav. signed aprelimlnary ' application
ell -alootrlo llitoov j-. .s4v i 4-
- The preparatory work la being carried
v on by officials of the Federated Trades
- council, and they are administering the
.obligation at meetings that hay been
held. it la expected that Mr. Cornelius
of -Detroit,- a member, of tba- executive
.-, committee of the national organization.
Will arrive in Portland next
""complete "the organisation" and " af fllia te
- ' It with, ttie national body. He has been
"In San Francisco for soma time, attend
' : Ing to relief work that has been done
'there for members of the San Fran
cisco streetcar union. .
f ; W1U Uae Old Charter. .
' - The Portland men will organise. It la
said, under the old charter that was used
2Lj by the-men on the Portland Railway
. company's Hne9prlor"to the consollda-
tion of that- company witlv the City 4k
,Z Suburban company. This charter Is Di
vision No. ltl of the Amalgamated As
sociatlon of Street 4V Electric Railway
Employee of America. The men are ex-
tremety reticent when approached on the
subject They refuse to give any of the
'. details of the project, alleging that they
will be In danger of leaing their posi
tions should the facts be known at this
time.' The most of them, when accept
ring their present places, signed a paper
v to the effect that they would not during
- the period of their employment by the
rwr Of HPy rtr.r tnen'e linlnn, HnmeTTlet Amef (fnir W b?f WitJ 4 lwri
of them are so conscientious. It is said
that they regard this agreement aa bind
ing, and have not yet consented to Join
the new organisation. The large Mass
efmenjQokuppnJhe jsreemenjt, a; ant0jig0aBmont.,ofsi hospltaL,Xundfc., which
abridgement of their personal .liberty,
, end rmf eneaf 4heiiMrlnolpal metlwes In
joining the union Is te demonstrgta that
.they .have the right to do so. They hays
' other grievances. Including long, hours
f!i of work and discharge without a hear.
. On. the lines of the Oregon Water
Fierce Natives of Samar Make Raid, KilhOne,
: : JkVound Seven, Loot and Burn Town,
fy Escape With -Twenty PrisonerWv1--
' " (Joamal ipl tervloe.t
Manila. May . Another raid by the
I Pulajanes In Samar with fatal results
. Is reported hls morning. - One person
'Was killed and seven wounded by the
'outlaw natives who entered Inabangan
'! by Barrio -Wrirht.-Bamar.'- The Puht-
Janes "looted and burned a score of
houses and then fled taking 20 pris
oners with them. i ,
-I - The native constabulary and troops
are, pursuing the -raiders Into their
motintaln fastness. A battle - Is ex-
peoted within the next day or two;
, Oeneral .Leonard Wood in1 accordance
LOUDLY CHEERED BY
. 1 MEMBERS OE-DQUMA
1 (Jan real Snerlal n iki.) :
8t: Petersburg, May 11. The douraa
resumed He sittings . this morning.
Chairman Mquromtaeflt read telecrams
of greeting from many foreign and do
" mestln sorieties. Messages- prom Vein g
support were alxo received from the
universities of Moscow, and Odessa
PORTLAND CONDUCTORS AND MOTORMEN ARE QUIETLY ORGANIZING
Power Railway company it Is said that
or nearly 100 men employed all but about
11 have signed the application to Join
the Amalgamated. There are about SOU
conductors and motormen employed on
pany, and reports Indicate
I than 400 have lolned.
The first Issue expected to arise will
involve tlis- very existence of the or
ganlinUon, It is the expressed' will of
the Portland Railway company that it
will not recognise .a labor organisation
on its lines, and wilt net knowingly
employ a member of the union." At the
time-of consolldatlon-of the City and
Suburban and the old Portland Railway
company- ther was a Union on- the lines
of the Portland Railway company. Man
ldent, and 'ma-nagr.of the consolidated
companies under the .Clark and Sellg
man -ownership,- announced to the men
that the policy- o( the company would
be to exclude unionism from the lines
d thet they would have ol- give up
their .membership if they wished to con
tinue in the company's, employ. The
men elected to disband' their union and
remain " with" the company,' 'but . they
held to their charter, and have kept it
in - good standing in the amalgamated
association. Under this charter the or?
ganiaation ia now being formed, em
bracing the Portland- Railway company's
consolidated lines and . the - Oregon
Water Power ft Railway company,
v. Sentiment Zs Strong'. .
Action taken at the meetings thus far
held Is said to show a etrong sentiment
In favor of organisation. At -one bam
meeting, where SI men assembled, there wade the tent life of the refugee un
were S signatures to the list of applt- j comfortable and rendered passage
cations for membership. ' - At anothar
barn ti were present and (0 signed the
in attendance resulted In the lafnllatlon
of all but four. ,. .s '
Some time ago aome of the saen
brought up the question of the monthly
hae been the custom for years on the
llnee. The - oonipany - deducts cents
a month, from each men a pay and turns
it-lnto a hospital -fund. When any
employe la Injured or 111 he receivee
f rorn thlefundsultlclent money to pay
(Continued on Page Eleven.).
. d' . -
with 'the war department's decision Is
preparing troops In the Philippines for
a-possible campaign in China. -A aye
tern of field marches -and target prac
tice by sham battlea has been outlined
and a program ia being followed.
The department la eomewhat handi
capped In ease it should b necessary to
invade China, by the. diversion of hun
dreds - of thousands of dollars' worth
ef supplies destined for China, for re
lief work at San Franojsco. It is esti
mated that more then 11,000.000 were
destroyed In the fire and earthquake
belonging- to the department of the
Philippines, ' - ....
statffig that If reforms were pained the
support of the people would follow. -
Meaaagee from political prisoners de
manding, amneaty were . greeted ' with
cheera. Moitromtsff asserted authority
over .Deputy Antkensv who: demanded
that the douma 'conalder amneaty be
fore ita OTfanlsatlon.
: ..''- TLirw OTrri i r c ricnnnikiT ai r-r re ' V I faw evea. wmrn'm-. ' We seas:
: -r. Or : IfV x I V-.tfff,,flTHl C !- I 1 I I I I .' II I
eaaa jg. i vr im-i inn ,j . rr i tvmv v a xi d . j tu-.i v.i i urv 1 aa n i av . yyj b i a . am i j i u i r
i fr nJltC J-mi UWmm ! reallaatlo-L f the fact wat
r ..eTl-- "-, aVf-jf" - " .- : and produce market , on the .Paclfio
, i " n tatig. ' ' r ri1'l lfm '"-J.-- coast, and that this Immensely lmpor-
" V ' .' eaagjBK? ' ' . VJ -'L' - ' tant commercial poaltron may be mala-
- Lif - . 1 - ' . i . - : : I talced If the proper oourae iapursuedVT
that, morel- " t . SSaV 1" ' ; ' . . .' ' .. ' : 1 .- ; : 1 , .' - : , M:. 1 PortlanA wAoleaajft mercjiants areBalt-4
;JtTt ft narn I upg IQ-JDIIOW. 1 lng the flret move toward following up
... .j . .i.ii i vi ' i '.'. j . 1 . ' - . . the enormous expansion of trade that
'a-j--ja- assr -- -s-si1 w ft" i W isrv siat' I I s. St. m fa ft Mill IA smm na resulted here from the destruction
nnnillllinTlllliri 1 1 ll I ll MA Hi n nn .llli fBa-Fraw!s. Traveling men r
I 1 1 I I V" I I I 1 1 I I J I 1 1 1 1 Lllllll lJllI I II I'll ll LI 1 1 I -" V - U I 1 111 V b,n Into the larger terrHorz and
f'5 1 11 1 II ' if II II I" nil III rHIlnllln ll I lL-VQ " OwiIiLj bUtn" t0rg"'rty wntwttedWrtne
I f rn If -M-r B W 1 - l-f I I" f 1 -ll If; I secure ma full' measure - of results
Panlo Among San" - Francisco
Refugees Caused by Fire at
Barracks -Chill Wind Makes,
t Life Uncomfortable.
. (Jearasl- apetal gervlee.) '
San Francisco,' May II. A heavy chill-
laden wind last night and tbls morning
through the streets hasardous. XJreat
LclQUdi pt float yera-hlawn throughout I
daunt the thousands Of sight-seers, the
majority of whom 'are women..
Following the mayor's order, the work
of 'concentrating in refugee campa will
The roof of the cantonment barraoke
at -the-Preeidlq-caught .fire last-night,
creating a "panlo among Ttha - refugees
encamped about, the- barraoksTb sol
diers, extinguished the flames, but not
until 'the entire roof wae consumed.
f Large tnanufacturers OfPortland ce
ment have announced a uniform rate of
tl.tt a barrel, whtoh Is considered low.
Several new plants for the manufacture
of cement are being constructed In thla
vicinity. Lime Is quoted at 11.71 for
finishing quality and 11.60 tor common.
This Is a slight advance elnoe the tire.
Brick is quoted at about 110 a thousand.
With these nominal prices there will be
no delay In rebuilding on the score of
cost. .-',..-'. --. L .
The grand total of subscriptions to
date Iff ts.US.m.lf.
SEA LEVEL CANAUIS
FAVORED BY SENATE
J (Jonraal Bpedar' service.) '
Washington.. May U. The senate ca
nal committee haa .voted 8 even o the
type of the Panama canal. The final
determination will ' be postponed until
Wednesday. IJr Is understood that the
sea level plan will be favored then. -
Cert Sonars Still Uvea.
1 - (Joerul Special Servlee.) ,' -Kew
Tork, May 12. Carl Schurs la
expected to live through the day. - A
alight rilly early this morning' was fol
lowed by a collapse" laler and pKyaielane
tat that he will probably expire with
in .the next few days, -
M0R FEATURESJHM EVER IN THE
Ko paper in the Pacifle ' Northwest equals The
' Sunday Journal. Oct it , once and ' you " will . nlwaya
'want It. Here are a few of the good things it oontalne
thla Sunday: ' ; . .,.....,
An article Illustrated in colors telling of how
thoueands of negroes, are captured every year and aold
An article Illustrated In colors
achievements In airship navigation. '
-A typewriter ' recently performed the remarkable
-feat of writing more then 1.000 words in en hour while
blindfolded. This Is an Interesting story, of a. great
. teat v ..,'"-;, ' , '- .
Another feature ,tels-'Of how workers fit deadly
trades are protected. r . " ' ( ' 'TT . '.' 1
l " J i At is oeiieveo tnat inaiviauai errortsi
Amador Government Using Po-
lice to Keep Liberals From -:
" trol of Affairs.
(Journal Special Sarfloe.) ,
Kingston. Jamaica, May. 1J. A sen
sational statement made by Qeorge W.
Jimines of the New Tork police,, return
ing from Panama, lays bare the deter
mination of the Amador government 'to
tober on a years leave of absence un
der contract with the Panamanian gov
ernment to reorganise the police on a
New Tork basis. He says the force has
recently .been .enormously Increased junj
many detachment event to- the Interior
with Instructions to prevent the Liberals
frem registering or voting. ' He adds:
i'l was reoeiitly-inatruoted - that the
police force was not Intended to preserve
order, but to be used to control eleo
policemen- voted aa of ten aa possible
and prevented - the opposition from
reaching "the polls.1 ' - "
'T replied that I was an ' American
and -would not do that for my own
country or any other. I resigned on
tha-apofc Everybody. onthe Isthmus
knows the Liberals by fore and fraud
are to be prevented from winning and
all expect a revolution." - -,.
SHOOTS HIMSELF IN
PRESENCE OF BANKERS
(Journal Special serf lee.)
'Chicago, May . 12. Albert Portlock,
aged 28, of Memphis, Tennessee, at
tempted to commit suicide in the
Northern Trust company's "banking
room today, lie: ahot himself .. In the
presence of the depositors. Unrequlrted
love is the cause. Ha will probably
die ; v. - i r
. Ztaliam Strike OoUapeea.
, " . '.' (Joeraal Sperlal aerrtee.1 A .
Rome, May 12. The strike here has
ool lapsed. Railroad-men who were out.
numbering thousands, ark returning to
work. At Naples the strikers have all
returned to their plases alter a weekj
In which there wee more or lees rioting
and disturbance. -
X if . . .
' Honolulu haa one of the best educational ayatema in
Ttfie world. Miss Molly Proebstel, who went tor Hawaii
as a special commissioner for The Journal with The
Journal party, hae written a .most entertaining artlole
of personal investigation' of the schools of the Island.
. American ambassadors abroad live in regal splendor.
If yon want to know something of thela life at foreign
-eouTt,-rnd this artleley -arapeciat writer. - ' :
Pete, the roguish bear of the City Park Zoo, talka
this week to the -children of the different tlmee he, got
out of the bear pit and played tricks on Herman, his ;
keeper.- . 1
. These are only a few of the good thlnsa. Don't
forget the colored comlo pictures for the children. The '
women have thftr pages, one of faihlnns by Mrs.'
Oaborn and Mra clymea' page on health and beauty.
telling of the lateet
Steamers Minnesota and T Da
kota, Giants of the Pacific,
AreLPuhshased by Nippon
"Z Yusen Kaisha Line.
From Information received here this
morning the - stars and strlpee which
have waved -over James J. Hill a ocean
greyhounds, the Minnesota and Dakota,
are to be hauled down and the banner
of Nippon hoisted Instead. It baa been
thmue last OoUho Great Northern Bteamship-eompany
haa aold these two vessels to the' Nip
pon Tusea Kaisha. a Japanese line ply
ing between Puget sound and oriental
lPorte - .
Itia understood that negotiations
have been- ln pro gressforaome time,
but aa-aacretly have -thy been con-
poaod 'deal hae leaked out until today.
The formal transfer may not be made
been -consummated there ia little doubt.
That the - Great Northern Steamship
company "has not been a paying prop
osition baa been an open secret for
some time. It is said that the Minne
sota and Dakota bava been operated at
a loss since being put Into commission.
It -was undertaken to -- manage - the
steamers -from Chicago, and, according
to those In a position to know,, thla ar
rangement proved unsatisfactory. The
steamship line Is merely an extension
of the Oreat Northern railway system.
' Owing - to the enormous dimensions
of the steamers special docks were
erected at Smith's Cove, near Seattle,
where - they load and discharge - their
freight and passenger - The Minnesota
and Dakota are the largest steamers
ever constructed In America. (They
were" brought around the horn about a
year ago from Newport News and im
mediately placed on " the run between
Seattle and the orient. They are twin
screw steamers, (80 feet In length and
have a displacement' Of 20,711 tons.
It was tna. dream of James J. Hill
to odrral the oriental trade for his rail
road lines with. these vessels, but It Is
evident that his great expectations have
not been realised. The little brown
premacy in the far east are now reach
ing out for the commercial supremacy
of the Paciflo. -
Destruction of - San
Eyes of Western
to-TurnJhisWavHawaii:the - r
Orient- and California IViir Trade
Here in the Future. :
merited unless- there Is an organised
and .united movement by Portland com
mercial interests. The first feelings of
sympathy for a sister city In distress
have been Indulged to the full extent
and $260,000 haa - been contributed
toward relieving that distress. - All busi
ness considerations were for the .time
swept aside. Many large houses in' this
city have, waited for San Francisco to
recover her senses and look about to see
what she may te able -to- do to retain
her preetlge. . .
. The riclA ts OaDiaf. .
The full extent or the 'calamity to her
business interests u now comprehended.
The outside trade of San Francisco la
unable to draw upon its former, sources
of supply for anything, and haa turned
to Portland. The commercial Interests
of this city have been obliged to set
aside . considerations of . sentiment and
meat the eituatlon as it Is. stripped of
all but business.. The field le calling,
andJf Portland doenot take posses
sion..pOOM2Waaow cities eaat and north.
Orders are overwhelming the whole
salers and manufacturers of thla city.
The' demands for' roods come from a
wide stretch of territory, from. Honolulu
to Alaska, 4, A. leading Jobber said:
"We have been working day and night,
with double shifts, to keep up with our
orders The en tire, force of this house '.
ia working overtime, and we do not see
our way out yet. Here le a large order
from - Honolulu for -arocertea -and- pro-i
TURKEY BLUFFED BY BRIIAII1
Sultan Recedes From His Position and Agrees
to Abandon Disputed Egyptian Territory -
(Joornal Special Servlre.) : -..
Constantinople, May 12. It Is an
nounced today that Turkey has ac
cepted England's demands for evacuat
ing Tabah and the Egyptian territory
on the Slnat peninsula and the joint
delimitation of the frontier, condition
ally. Tewfik- Pashs, the foreign min-
TalerTJIeoT'ar'lhe: "Bfrl tlsh" embassy to.
day with fresh proposals in regard to
the controversy, which are virtually a
compliance with Britain's demands.
The Turkish government-asas tnat a
mixed tribunal determine the exact
frontier. It la believed that the British
will consent The crisis Is considered
peat, - . ' - - ,
TRYING TO GET AN
' (JoanurspecUf Service.) " ' ' '
Cleveland. My - 12 Or. Beeman,
whose benign, bald eountsnance smiles
from each package of ehewlna" gum
tx-arlne his name, is endeavoring to
have t. s r"' "i 1 !r"i fro: i 1 to
ill at i i "e of "to. If
- FranciscOr - Causcs
visions, whlci we are trying te flsnra
out a way for filling promptly,- The- ex
pansion of our trade territory haa been -so
sudden and enormous that we were '
not fully Organised to meet it, - We are
aejadlnavjtuxjgten. inta thn Juast .coun
formerly aupplled from San Franctsoo. . -:
All this trad la being brought, Into Port,
land. . The Sandwich islands are calling
upon us for all kinds of commodities. -t ,
- Kust soom Cta Together.
-"In , Alaska there Is a large Una of
trade that was formerly controlled by
Ban Franclsee, and that eouU be taken -. . .
over practically entirely by Portland if
we were properly provided with ocean
transportation facilities. It 1 a very
serious question." . -
The fact that large problems In trans
portation confront the city, . and that -
fore of the commercial interests; leada
to the belief that Portland business men
will soon be obliged to get together on-,
eome plan that will provide a 'way to
securing everything they desire. They
cannot afford to lose time If they are tarr
benefit by the natural advantages thla
olty unquestionably , possesses. ... The .
sound cities are awake and Intensely - -active,,
and they are making strenuous
efforts to overcome all disadvantage-" -in
the way of their securing San Fran-"
Cisco trade. -: - .T.-..-.--.;-'.-'':.----i---
. The Ohaae That Wow Batata,
It Is now realised thst many years wilt
be required to restore Saa Francisco to .
her former position. The mouth; Of the
Columbia river la meantime being deep-
ened and great strides are being mad
by Portland ain the development of man.
ufacturlng, while the volume of ita agri
cultural products Is Increasing by leaps
In the 10 or 20 years that will be re- .
quired for rebuilding the Physical Ban
.r rancisofl-jjn.a-jmnnuoant nnr cmsena
will be to a great extent devoted to horn
questions. Naturally Portland's bust ,
neaa advancement) will be very largely)
atlmulated, and -when the time again
comas for ..San , Franolso t enter - the
field -fully armored - for - the battle of -competitive
trade,- Portland -will - ttav
made a long stride ahead, end will be .
solid 1 y - f or ti t led - tn--a -reigning - position -In
coast and Xnrentar commerce If her -mercantile
and manufacturing Interest
fully meet present emergenciei'.TT "
. . .... ; .
- Compliance-with Great Brltaln'e re
quest has alone prevented drastic ac
tion on the part of England. Had the
sultan not yielded before tomorrow, the
British fleet would have made a dem
onstration in order to forcibly secure
he ejection orjru.rka frgm. Egyptian
lerrltory and from - forta Which the
Turks have seised without warning.
. The British squadron, under the com
mand of Admiral Lord Beresford. Is st
Athens ready to sail. Prince Henry of
Battenberg'a cruiser squadron la already
under way and preparatlona were com
pleted for landing parties should Turkey
con tin He obdurate.
BE EM AN
r. Beeman sold out his hue:
the chewing gum trust and r
2 7.0C9 year from lH.tt
renldtvn.- is at he swell Ct
r t 1 ) t nu-.l lab-.r c: