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VOL. VI. NO. 139.
PORTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13. 1807. EIGHTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS. KAlFlii?
Gns Neitziel Suffocates as
, :-. Monster Beam and Tons of
Dirt Settle Down on Him
in Excavation for Garage
Between Stark and Oak.
Treacherous Black Sand in
v Bank Causes jCave-ln and
In j ures "Two Men Besides
7 Killing: One Man Buried
; for Ten Minutes:
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No Desertions From EanksJ
In Portland and But Few
Messages Ilandled Cots
for Strikebreakers-in the
Western Union Office.
Eailroad Men Apparently
Neutral, But Many Plugs
Pulled Out Along Line and
Service Greatly Hampered
'.' Crushed beneath a monster beam and
than olowly and torturoualy suffocated
' to death under, several tons of earth,
was the horrible and agonlslngjfate that
i ' overtook Oua NalUlel. a laborer am
ployed by Beaton Brother; at 11:01
o'eloek tola , morning In the excava
tion for a new garage on Tenth between
. Stark and Oak streeta. The cave-In
' which crushed out the Ufa of Neltile!
T: Injured two other men and a number off
laborers had miraculous escapee inm
The building alte where the tragedy
occurred le located on the east aids' of
' Tenth street near the corner of Stark,
and la owned bv C Pen-In e. who Intends
' to ereet a garage. The' excavating work
baa been done ty Beaton Brothers, con
' tractors, and waa almost completed -at
the time of the accident... , . - ,
Berth Betiaa tO Crumble. V '
: Neltxlel and eight Other laborers had
been employed on the work and the
:. excavation waa about It feet In depth.
- Yesterday afternoon the earth under the
.. house at 88 Tenth street, on the south
. aide of the lot, commenced to erumble,
but no danger of a cave-In waa antlet
" pated. . Thla morning, however,- the
."workmen dug into a pocket of black
aand and it waa then decided to brace
the bank. s . . i
. An 8x8 beam, 10 feet la length, waa
r Topped up against the dangerous sec
Ion and the men were engaged in brac
v. Ing the bottom of the timber, when sud
denly, without warning, about 18 feet
of the bank gave .way., Neltxiel waa
caught under the ' falling beam and
burled under four feet of aand and clay.
K. R Bateman, the foreman of tha work,
waa also atruck, but the very force of
the blow hurled him out of danger.
'.' J. J. Beaton, a member of the contract
ing firm, sustained a badly lacerated
thumb from being struok by the falling;
timber. The other men managed to
reach places of safety without injury.
-. Sorted Tea BClnatea. .; "
Contractor Beaton and Foreman Bate,
nan Immediately marshalled the labor-
; era and the men frantically atarted to
dig for tuMr burled fellow workman. Aa
1 It could not be dlf Initely ascertained
where Neltxiel waa burled fully 10 min
utes elapaed before the body waa re
- In the meantime the police had been
notified and Patrolmen Casey, Qruber,
Robeon and Nelson went to the acent
Win the patrol wagon. 'The offtcere el we
tMnted In digging out the body. Dr.
J. Jjj'eja. who resides In the neighborhood,
was nkaxhand when the mangled form
was axlilfeated. An examination showed
' that life waa extinct and the coroner
waa notified. The surgeon found that
nearly all of Nettslel'a rlba had been
crushed and hla back probably broken.
tContlnued on Page Two.)
IS OfJLY CHANCE
Strike Will - Be
Called Unless President
Changes His Mind. :'
(Jooraal pectat lervtea.) ..
t Satl Francisco, Aug. 1J. -The crtala In
.the telegraphers' strike will be reached
at 11 O'clock tonight. If by that time
the federal government haa hot Inter
ceded with a request for arbitration, the
atrlke will be made general throughout
the United States. Messagea received
jmt night from Prealdent Bamuel Small
brought Information that only govern
ment Intervention would prevent a call
for a complete tteup of the tinea of the
Western Union and the Postal. Armed
guards are posted at the Western Union
velegmph offlcea toJay. The telegraph-
' era' union last nlitht sent out a call for
aid to other unlona.
HUNDREDS KILLED BY '
., ' Jrafnl Bperlal gerrlce.) .
' ' Berlin, Aug. 16 Hundreds of persona
were killed and Injured today by an ex
plosion of a dynamite factory at Doe
jnlta. Part of the town was deetroyed
nd the inhabitants are fleeing. Tearing
other explosions. Many workmen were
blown to piecee.
Portland atriklng . telegraphers arc
growing more confident of an early
victory .-and feel greatly encouraged.
Headquarters have been established at
the Kamond Hotel. Front and Morrison
streets, where Prealdent Branln and Sec
retary VI organ are in charge of the
movements. - A meeting was held this
morning at which' It was decided to
present the4 schedule , this afternoon,
which, was drawn up and adopted at the
meeting yesterday morning-
A. O. B'nks, 'who Is a member of tha
executive board of the national order
of Tall way telegraphers, attll maintains
that toe position of, the railroad key
men ia a neutral one. He was unable to
aay whether railroad keymen were re
fusing or accepting Western Union busi
ness in the small towns and waa uncer
tain aa to the amount of bualneaa aub-
tniyod to 'hoae operators. , ;
aTe Sessxttosajrcoa Banks -
Since the - atrlke -began, there have
been no desertions from the ranks of
the- local atrlkera, and advices received
from other polnta tell tha same story.
The only men working at the Keys are1
wire chief a and managxa, a few old
time telegraphers who long ago quit the
buslnesa but have been Induced by big
bonuses offered to act aa strike-break-era,
and atudent operators. . whose
manipulation of the keys ia vary faulty
and of but little value.
Notwithstanding the glowing pros
pectus ieeued by both Postal and west'
ern Union managers as to bualneaa be
ing handled, the truth la that but little
matter la . getting through over the
wires. Practically no commercial mea
aagna are being received or delivered In
Portland, and but little press matter la
handled. It ia practically impossible
to get matter over the wires, aa sympa
thizers ail over the country are busy
f tuning out pluga and otherwise hamper
ng tha companies. . - . .
"v : Cots foy Strikebreakers. V
Though the railroad telegraphers are
not openly helping the strikers, there ia
no airneuuy in telling where their aym-
f athles lie, and a thousand and one tit
le things occur during the day to show
aecret support for atrlkera.
The Western Union company la stated
by strikers to have brought cots Into
Its office for strikebreakers, so that the
latter would not have to leave the build
ing where they are employed at .fancy
wages. The atrlkera assert that thla la
contrary to tha health regulations of the
city board of health and will file a com
plaint to thla effect
Only a crippled coast services la being
maintained by the Associated -Press to
day In the PaclAc northwest and that by
means of Western Union facilities. Not
a word has been received from eastern
points. 8. Bt Vincent, northwest cor-
AGED GROOM AND HIS TlOUTnFULrBBIDE, UNTIL EEQENTLY HIS STENOGRAPHER. j
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AGE AND: YOUTH UNITED
THROUGH: SPIDER'S BITE
D. R. Nelson, Aged Sixty-Seven, TVeds Woman of Nlne-
teen to.Hush ScandalGroom Says He Has a Steadier -Hand
and Truer Eye Than Any Man in Oregon 1
(Continue' on Page-Two.-
T love thla girl with all my heart
That's why I married her," -said D. R.
Nelson," bridegroom of three score
years . and . seven, : this " morning aa he
fondly patted his bride of 11 houra on
tha back. ! Mrs.. Nelaon, aged 1, agreed
that he waa right. .-. ; -
"There's. Mrs. . Nelson's alster cry
ing her v eyes out at the ' Buckingham
over the scandal raised about thla af
fair. , She' foolish. , My , wife - Isn't"
Mrs. , Nelson smiled and again agreed
that her husband was right -- " ?
, In fact the bridegroom, who la -the
manager of the National Finance com
pany with offlcea In the Marquam
building, la still much Inflamed over
the atepa taken by tha officers of the
W. C T. U. to check hla improper ad
vances toward several young ' women
applying to him for- the position of
The . w." C. - T.' "DV however. Is ready
at any time to prove tha charges lodged
against : Nelson, whose hasty marriage
last night to Mlaa Deu Free, his former
stenographer, he admits . was but a
mova to head off tha Impending scandal.
,-. - Beglaalsg of Somanoe. t
Nelson's love affair, which culminated
In the wedding ceremony at tha Buck
ingham, began several montha ago, he
says, when he. was bitten by a spider.
Miss Deu Free, who waa then hla ste
nographer, left. her position to become
Prior to that time, however,' he waa
keeping company with her and they
were frequently together at dinner. For
aeveral weeks Mlaa Deu Pree took care
of him and then, went eaat to vialt re
!tLv?"' !ft Iowa upon receipt of
J,"?." which he sent her and arrived In
Portland over the O., R. N. last night
at 8:46 o clock. . ,
The license had been eecured in the
afternoon, hasty arrangements had been
(Continued on Page Nine.)
STANDARD TO PAY BIG FINE
'.y W,; -'v. ' 'r if- '; ' ii iii ' - ,.r. 'y .
Reduction of Nearly. One Half in Dividend Announced as
( Result of Judge Landis'.DecisionProf its Cut in v
. ' ; Half to Lay by Fund for Penalty Imposed : -
JULIA .MTONLEY IS:
' - DEAD AT ATLANTA
. v Oearaal Bseelal Bervtoe4
Atlanta, Oa, Aug. 1. Julia McKIn
ley, cousin- of the lata president, Wil
liam McKlnley, Is dead. The dead wom
an was oas of the most beloved patriots
of the south and waa, founder of tha
first chapter of the Daughtera of the
Revolution. '., ; .. ;
STATEMENT NOIl MAIN
ISSUE SAYS BOURNE
Junior Oregon Senator Goes Squarely on Record as to
Issues of Coming Campaign Favors Hooseyelt's
' Renomination andJ)eclares for Open RiYer V v '
la .the opinion of United States Sena
tor Jonathan Bourne, the preservation of
statement No. 1 of the direct primary
law is ths most Important issue before
the people of Oregon. : ' : - : 1
Senator Bourns places himself square
ly on record to the effect that the legis
lature must bow to-the will of the
people,' even, though the people's choice
for senator is, a Democratic and a ma
jority of . ths legislators are Republi
cans. -Bourne's campaign for election to
the senate was made upon this lasue and
he repeateaiy arnrmed at mat time mat
in- case he -was defeated by John M.
would be the duty of the Republican leg.
lalature to elect uearln aa senator.
Senator Bourne e latest 'Utterance on
this -aubiect le contained In a letter
wrtten to Thomas MoCuaker of this city.
He takes occasion to contradict a report
that -he la unfavorable to the "open
river" movement renews his allegiance
to ths direct primary law and reiterates
hla belief that Roosevelt must be the
next Kepubllcan nominee for president
Hla letter is In -Dart aa followa:
- "You are herewith authorised to ape
clflcaly deny the assumption that I am
unfavorable to the open river movement
on the contrary, I am aealously favor-
udio io some ana snail ao ail in my
sower to assist in such movement.
"In my humble opinion, the most Im
portant issues in uregon today are, first,
the protection and enforcement of our
primary law, including atatemant No,
l, and second, the orystalltatlon of pub
lic opinion as to the necessity of the re
election of Roosevelt and the selection
of delegatea to the national Republican
convention who are loval Roosevelt aun-
porters and the adoption by the atate
convention of a resolution Instructing
aid delegatea to vote first last and
all the time for Roosevelt" '
It will be observed that Senator
Bourne attachea even more lmportanoe
io me preservation - or atatement No.
1 than to tha renomination of Roosevelt
- tj.ereal assets! gervtee.l
"New York, Aug. 16. -A reduction of
nearly one half . In Standard Oil divi
dends waa announced today, the Imme
diate result of the UM9O.0OO fine re
cently tmpo eed uport the corporation by
Judge Landla of Chicago. Thla extra
ordinary cut la taken aa evidence that
the dlrectora are fearful that they can
not escape payment of the fine, and they
are therefore preparing to husband their
resources In order to meet the emergen
cy. The Immediate loss will fall on the
stockholders, whose dividends will be
cut almost In half. - ' :
The quarterly dlvldenrdeclared today
Is at the rate of a share or $24 per
annum. For the mat two ye re the
rate has been 40 per cent 1 In 1804 the
stockholders received It ner cent divi
dends. In lnj 44 per cent, in 1802 41
per cent. In 1900 and l0l 41 percent
The Htandard Oil company has an au
thorised capital stocK or lion.000,000, or
a par value of 1100. Therefore, It pays
as a dividend 124.00)1,000 thla 'year, or
almost a quarter of the total par .value
of Ita stock. ' .
There was a rumorl some time ago
that the oil company Intended to make
the puollo pay the flne Imposed by the
Chicago judge by putting up the prlfe
of oil, but this waa later denied by offi
cials of tha trust 3,'ben soma tha Id
stockholders rightly" figured that If the
publlo was not going to pay ths fine
the stockholders would have. to go down
Into their Jeans tor the amount Thla
la what caused the ' recent heavy and
persistent selling of Standard Oil stock.
These eame frightened speculators also
aold other ahares they held which were
under the control of -the- Rockefeller
clique, and thla Is what -started . the
heavy declines In copper shares and
caused the slump in the Test of tha llat
AGREEMENT DOES NOT v
." ; ' INTEREST JAPANESE
'Y:V , ,;. N
, ? (Joeraa! .Ipedal servtee.) . . i .)
Toklo,, Aug.. IS. The Ruaao-Japanese
agreement aa ' published " attpulatea the
Inviolability of the tcrrftorlee of each
and the ' preservation of Independence
and Integrity In China- and recognition
of equality in opportunities In China.
The Japanese receive the agreement with
Indifference, . ,'. , .
PLEAD FOR B CANTEEN
Portlahd Camp of the Spanish War Veterans Urges Con
gress In No, Uncertain Terms to Place Liquor
On Same Basis It Was Before 1901.
w - '' '
Decided action on tha army canteen
question was taken last night by the
local camp of the Spanish War Veterana.
A aet of resolutions waa adopted urging
eongreaa at Its next session .to place
tha canteen on the basis It. waa on be
fore 1101. ' The committee, consisting
of Seneca Fouta, Jay B. "Upton and Rich
ard Detch, drew the resolutions, which
were afterward adopted by unanimous
ALASKA TRIP CONTEST CLOSES TODAY
' The Journal office will be open tonight ontil S o'clock to receive aubacriptlona from contestants. Sub
acriptiona may be mailed, together with remittance to cover, in Portland or anywhere, at any time today.
If the envelopes-bearing these subscriptions are postmarked August 15 the conteat votea will be allowed,
for them. In favor of the contestant named. : v. V , ''.A' . '
. To apply on the Alaska trip, contest aubttriptlona mailed on Angutt )S must reach The Journal
office by midnight Saturday. Announcement of the result will be made on Monday next ".r.
y . The Journal party will leave Portland August 24 and will take steamer at Seattle for Alaska August 26,
The contest for scholarships continues until early In September. The Alaska trips are The Journal's'
awards to friends of tha leading contestants as designated by the canteatants themselvea. '. t
vote. .The resolutions follow:
-Whereas, The abolition of tha can
teen In the army of the United States
was Intended by the snalous but mis
guided persona responsible for Ita aboli
tion to promote sobriety among and Im
prove the morale of the enlisted men;
but - - -,
"Whereas, Since aald abolition deser
tion, drunkenness and dlaeaae have In
creased in the army, the enlisted men,
instead of spending their hours of rec
reation) at tne canteen under the con-.
trol and beneficial influence of their of.
fleers, now resort to the low dlvea that
have sprung up Ilka cancerous growtba
around the army posts; and -"Whereas,
The consensua of opinion
among the ofTlcera of -the arm v. who
have had experience both with the can
teen and without and are therefore bet
ter qualified than the officers and work
era of the W. C T. U. or kindred or
ganlaatlona to render an opinion on the
same, unqualifiedly recommend the re
establlshment of the enlisted men's club
where beer and light wtnea may be
"Therefore. We. the tnembere f s,
Tountr Camp, No. S, United Nimntsh vr
Veterana, hereby resolve tlmt It In the
unanimous opinion or This organization
mai cungreas i im next. pt-Hsion shoiihf
Arrival of President Small
Brings Operators' Trouble
to nead and Order for a
General Walkout 'Awaits
His Signature. 4
Conditions Are Worse Today
Than at Any Time Since '
Telegraphers Quit No
"Desertions From Ranks
Are to Be Feared. . ' :
(Joemal Special Service,)
Chicago, Aug. IS. With the arrival of
!realdent Samuel J. Small of tha Com
mercial Telegraphers of America In Chi
cago at 4 o'clock thla afternoon the op
eratora' atrika will be brought to a
crisis. Upon the result of the confer
ence which Small will hold today with
United Slates . Labor . Commissioner
Nelll, President Gompers of tha AmerW
oan Federation of Labor and Secretary
Russell of the Telegraphers' union will
depend the future of the walk-out. It
la freely predicted here that a general
atrlke will be called before tomorrow
Conditlona telegraphically are worse
today than at any time since the atrlke
commenced.- More offices have been)
tied up within the past It houra and,
the non-union men, officiate and stu
dents who are endeavoring to work the
few wlrea which are in commission are)
encountering every kind of difficulty.
' General Strike Order.
A general -strike order calling out all
the operators who are still working in,
the United Btatea and Canada haa been
prepared and awalta the atgnature of
President Small. The situation la quiet,
the atrlkera orderly and there have been
no desertions from the ranks of the
strikers. Every operator who walked .
out la willing to abide by the result o
hla action and there la no danger of any
of them attempting to return to worst
before the trouble comee to an end.
Prealdent Small'a train la Ova hours
late and will not arrive until 4 o'clock
thla afternoon. He waa expected at
noon. When hla train nulla Into the
station here the head of the telegraphers
will be met by-l.009 atrlkera shouting
"don't arbitrate." '
Pew commercial messages are being;
transmitted, and even when (hey da
reach their destination they are so badly '
mixed by Incompetent operators that
they are practically uaelese.
Clrouita cannot be maintained tor
longer than a few mtnutee for wlrea
running through offlcea where strikes
have not been called and union opera
tore are at work are constantly beinaj
Interfered with. One operator can cause
untold trouble by jerking the loops front
a swHcRboard as be passes, and trouble
resulting cannot be untangled for houra,
. Smployera Are Helpless.
Brave reports are sent out from bofhj,
Western Union and Postal offices to
the effect that all buslnesa la beinaj
handled with but alight delay. Thla is
discredited by the striking operators,
and investigation shows that the am
(Continued on Page Nine.)
DANIEL U. LEWIS
CALLED 111 DEATH;
f ' ' eassasaBasssaaVBaajasssajswaWs ''
Portland Resident Who Shel-
tered John Brown in
Stirring Days Dead.
' Daniel W. Lewis, prominently identi
fied with the timber Interests In ths
northwest for years, died this morning;
St his residence, 444 Fourth street, Ile.
waa born In and had lived In Port,
land since 1890. - '
During the John Brown excitement inf
Kansas Mr. Lewis achieved nath.nat
fame in sheltering the fugitive aitatnr
when he win pursiu-d and aoiiKtit bv,
federal troop. -esltfr the eiiis.Je tit
which the name of John lirown bi me
known throughout America he rwturn-I
to Kunnn end for a time elmled hi
fiursuera. ilia temporary fre"lom w
argely due to the efforts of Mr. Lewis
who wss h!s friend and admirer.
Mr. Lewi had been ill for the
two years, though only recently lave
fears of tils ret-overy been rntrtali.i.
r'or several weke he had len un -
the care of a nurse at hie reluiire, I ;
yenterda left tha resilience ami - -down
tows. While on the street he !
as the rult of a parslytlo eiri.iie
was removed to hla home. 1 i (
lowed thia morning aa a remia '
He was bom In HmMnr,'- t
and, and moved to h.it- '
aa-e. He served w-'i
merit during the eii J
prisoner. He e
prison for -v' ;
He Is eurvli-. i i n - '
and a ( - .i - '
I owl- I ' ' ' '