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VOL. IV. NO. 23.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, "l AUGUST. 18, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Aeronaut Falls Half : Mile
Through Clouds, Dashing
v to Pieces Upon "Root of
Banh-Parachute Fails to
. Open Properly. ' ; '
Robert French. Crawls Into
Cannon in Balloon, Then
Fires Himself to Earth
With Speed of t Comet
Father Sees Accident '
" (Bwit m by LWt LHMl Wire.)
New Btrm, Conn' Aug. M Before
noror-atrtcken erowd of thousands at
people Robert French Of Weet Raven, a
10-year-ole - aeronaut. waa . Instantly
killed oy a fall of half mile from a
balloon at Sarin Bock, the large amuse
ment park Bear here, thla ' afternoon.
The failure of hia parachute to open
when he waa shot out of eannon hang-
ln( from the balloon, eaueed hla .death.
Ae the yonni i man ehot ' downward
fHrvtuvh ti Aim a mum of tarror went
op from -the oniooktng- uioommi ana
dupne of women feinted. .
Youn PYench had made hla ftret ai
eenelon only a few deye. ago and bad
ihown aueb ability that he waa reau-
lariy eniracea ey tne manacere 01 me
Dark. U)a tirevloua tripe had been
ordinary aaeenalona on the trapeee of
a balloon and a deeoent oy paraonate
Todar he waa to make hla first trial
of being ehot from a eannoa while the
balloon waa in the air and the novel
feat bad been wldalr advertleed.' Many
thouaanda la 1 addition to the reaular
Saturday crowds had gathered at Bavin
Rock to wltnese the ascension. Every
thing waa ready for the ascension early
In the afternoon and at about half past
two the people began to surge about the
yard, where the balloon was tugging at
(he stringa Everything seemed pro
piuoua zor tne aeceni .
When Trench anoeared there
shout of applause. - Stepping . to the
balloon, he sat neon he eannon and
smiled, without the slightest abow of
faer of the outcome of the trip. When
(Coevtlnaed on Page Two.)
COriANV WILL .
State to . Cancel ; Columbia
Southern Irrigation ProJ-.
ect in Crook County; 5
nation of the ColamMa onth-
rn IrrfaWlEK eompanya oon tract with
the stats to - Irrigate SS.009 aerea az
arid land In the weaUrn part of Crook
eounty. upon whloh It praotloaQy aban
doned work over a year ago. will in
ail probability result upon the return
of United States District Attorney Bris
tol and Inspector T. B Neuhausen, who
at present are Investigating the com-
pf , i - atated ther. Is little doubt that
the eomplalnt formulated by the settlers
acalnst the company several months
ago will be filed within a few daya
and ' the company's contract annulled.
In which event the completion of the
work will be undertaken by the state
or plaoed In the handa of- new oom-
pmnr'' rreeeatea Orlrranoea. '
- Trouble over the Irrigation .enterprise
sprang up before the visit of Governor
Chamberlain and the state land board
to Crook county laat year and came to
a head Immediately upon the atate offi
ciate' arrival. The aettlere aV that time
presented their grievances, whloh cov
ered a multitude of tnlerepresentatlons
by the company, and received assur
anees from the board that their- rights
would be protected.
During the past year no agreement
has been reached between the state of
ficers and the eompeny and the jrec
lamatlon work in ' sequence has been
at a standstill. Last spring ths set
tiers Incensed at the continued delay,
which wss erasing them considerable
financial lom prepared 1 a complaint
airelnst the sompsny which was pre
sented to the attorney-general.
- Before the eomplalnt waa filed, how
ever, the oompany reorcaniaea ana ins
hew members ssked for time In-which
to look over tne project ana ir rouna
fpanlble they would complete the work.
This, - however, has not been done and
the result will be the forfeiture of all
right and Interests which the present
company holds In that section of central
Oregon. The complaint, it la stated,
win be filed as soon as the. govern
ment offK'nls return from- their present
tour erPfveatlgatlon The cancellation
of DaaFrTmpany's contract, however, will
1"-e.lle nr rights acquired by- the
ydtrniii settlers under the canal lines
7 thoee who have purchased land not
I vet brought under Irrlgnlion. II Is be
lieved -that the state will Immediately
tnke steps to place Jhe work In the
.hand of a new company which will ful-
Lumbermen, Merchants and
; Others at Banquet Last
Night Agree That' Pro
posed Advance on Lumber
Shipments Is Injurious.
Many, Interested - Persons
Present j Statistics - Show
ing That Greed of Boads
Will Eventually Kuin
Timber Industry of State.
At a banquet ef the Oregon A Wash
ington Lumber Manufacturers associa
tion at the Commercial alub last eve
ning, prominent lumber manufacturers.
loggers; merchants and others discussed
the relationship of the lumber industry
to the general . buainesa Interest of
the state, and the probable effect upon
all ' of' the proposed - advance of .the
trana-ooatlaeatal freight rata - on lum
ber shipments to -the middle- west. It
was the . consensus of - opinion that all
lines ' of business ' 1 should ' present a
united front In 'opposition .'to: the- lo
oreaae rate. . -
Bnahnsr Qnoiea Itgweai v-'
B. B. Cobb presided and latroduoed
tne epeakera The effect . of ...the -In
rate upon the lumber industry
resioent or tne association, no aaia
he present freight rates had been In
effect about seven yeara. During this
time tee rate via the northern linea to
St. Paul and DuluLa -was eg centa per
100 noundai to Bait Lake the Union Pa-
clflo rate waa 40 cents, and the same
to Omaha territory; and to Chicago
oeata. ' He thought the Oregon manu
facture re had always been handicapped
by the higher rates via Union Pacific.
Mr. Buehner aald it appeared strange
that the advance in the proposed lumber
rates takes effect through the states of
lows. Illinois ana Indiana wbare tne
railroad ' paasenger rates have been re
duosd to 1 centa per mile. On the lis,
00 carloads of lumber ahlpped east last
ear the Increasea rate means an addl
lonal lt.000.000 or t7.000.000 for the
railroad oompany. Thla additional rev
enue la not needea to pay dividends on
railroad stocks, aa quotations show
theee stocks are already worth consid
erable money. He waa at a loss to ex
plain why the rate Is advanced.
Tne rreigni rate snouia get lower,
declared the speaker, as- the country
Increasea in population. In Washing
ton laat veer the lumber cut waa 4.000..
00,000 feet. The average profit was not
more 'than ll.ie per l.voo zeet. Mills
cut common lumber at less than cost
of manufacture, and have to make up
their loss by the price of finished
Lumber -on aome of the railroads la
half of their traffic, and they were
makina money at the old rate. Port
land cut last year more than one tenth
ef all the lumber cut la the - Pact f to
northwest. These mills paid lt,000.00
freight and paid lt.000,000 to labor. It
to tne interest or an eitlsena. be
irted. to belo In reslstlna the nro-
poeed fn crease of freight rates oa thla
c uixon, or ' tne Boota-Kelley
(Continued oa Pag Twelve.)
SCENES OF THE TFLE0IlAPIIEIlS, STRIKE IN P0RTL AND.
REV OPERATORS TO
Q m KEYS ILEl
DEMANDS ARE MET
Ultimatum Presented Asking More Pay.
Request Will Probably Be Granted,
; Strike Augmented by Sympathetic
Walkout of One Hundred Electricians.
Stone Weakens and Asks Conference.
LOSE CHARTER OR
Portland Railway Company
Faces AlteinatiTe f or. De
laying Improvements; '
Tha Portland Bailway light Power
oompany will either have te abide by
order, of the city counall and cease to
hold, np street Improvements and hard
surface pavements by its . neglect . to
hasten ita track laying on streets where
face the problem of being without a
tanned or it will
charter under which to transact bus!
ness. Thla la the -discovery which la
said to have been made bv the execu
tlve board and the city attorney in thslr
search zor a remedy zor existing conai
la many nana or the city clans ror
hard-aurface pavements have been
made by the city council and all ar
rangementa made by the contracting
companies. The Improvements bave
been held up, ana are now being aeiayeo
by the neglect of the atreet railway
oompany to lay ita rails and put its
tracks in tne condition provide, zor ny
the charter, and franchise. - The execu
tive board and the council have been
working for some time on aome eolu
tlonvto the oroblem of how to force
the railway company to make the
needed Improvements so that the work
of navement could be carried on.'
It was. early found that under the
present charter and the franchise un
der, which the company la operating
there was no power rranted the city by
which it could compel the company to
ourry up its required improvement, in
accordance witn tne city a wian.
Official. Plrnd Kemedy. '
The city -officiate believing: that
aome remedy existed began a systematic
search and have now come td what they
consider a definite remedy. .-The blanket
franchise under which the company-la
operating waa granted in lit! by the
city ' council - operating under the old
charter, uoing oaca into -mis aocu-
ment it la found that nrovlaton has been
made for oempelllng the streetcar eom
peny to maintain ita lines and repair
them at the win or tne council. .- ,
in deflnmgthe powers or the oouncn it
la provided that franchise, may be
(Continued on Page Twa.)
TOfJGUERS REFUSE TO
"Apostolic Faith Mission? Will Remain Encamped in
; Present Place, Say Leaders, Despite Police
'I''v Orders and Newspaper Talk. . ; .
(Continued on Page Two.)
TKe ; Tongue, of Pi re. ' which have
spread a flame of indignation about
the neighborhood of aat Eleventh and
Division street, do not propose to blow
up in smoke t ' be - wafted away In
elouda from that region. Chief Qrl ta
rn acher may order them away to hla
heart', content the neighbors may com
plain snd consign them , to region
where their fiery tongues can get In
good work, but the "Apostollo Faith
Brflasion" will remain encamped in thla
vacant block with Ita signs "No flmok
Ing," No Dog," to show their high at
W1U ftTtand Pat
That la what the Toneuaa announce.
They Intend te remain on the grounds
till September, holding their meet-
nga mornlna. noon and nle-ht. and set
ting moved by the "spirit" aa much aa
we have rented these a-rounds from
an Individual end we will exercise the
rights of Individuals and remain here
in September 1," aald one Tongue who,
with Bible in hand, is set to watch the
Drlvste camplns: around - that no
curious pryer may paee. "The polios or
ders and the newspsner tslk ere all
just a hoax and no one can Interfere
Po their nlfhty revels 'will continue
until more strlnjtent means are taken to
remove them. The neighbors hsve com
plained lnalatently of them aa a nule
ance. saying that the loudest of their
f olnga-on lake, place la the middle of
the night and keepa the whole neighbor
hood awake. Doubtless most of the
neighbors would prefer the tabooed
dogs to the tangled touguee. ,
" ' Leader la a Jteg-ro. ' . .
: The present leader of the 'sect Is a
negro, who shines at gibbering. The
sect has acquired a substantial follow
ing throughout -the state, which waa
collected here for the Bummer monthe
and la succeeding in making the night
hideous ' with uncouth sounds. Their
religion Is based on the belief that the
"spirit" apeaka to his true followers In
person, and puta Into their mouths
words of great wisdom, 1 regardless- ef
the person a Ignorance. The words seem
to be hot stuff,, for they boll out of
the system with froth. All are put-upon
an equal plane without regard to color
"By de grace of Ood, I' am what 1
am." quoted the negro teacher at Bible
meeting yesterday, and proceeded to
gibber and slap his thighs with glee
every time the thought of his greatness
overcame him. "Jesus- Christ,- he got
dls ting fixed so you ain't got no hand
In lt.an' I'm glad of It. bleaa hla prec
ious name! He seys to all of us, 'Tleah,
come down an' go tra de same gate wot
we do; Chinamen an' all.'
"De earn a blood wot waa had de n!s
rah have to waah de white man. halle
luiah; an' he calnt ecoitr It off anymore.
Dr. Brougher and Dr. Short an' all dem
doctors over town, dey got to come
down to de same pool wot we do, glory
(Continued oa fags Two.) -
Upper cut ihowi Wegtern Union off Ic, deserted except for pickets and policemen. The rear door Is the
4- A. D. T. office and Is' ordinarily surrounded by a mob of messenger boys.. Lower ent shows a groan
'':-it striking; "operators and messengers.- V j ' "'"'r-. f .' r--' ;:V., ;V--.
A TELEGRfiPH TRUST
,.V;v--- . -. '...-- : . (Hearst Kewe by Laegest Imil Wn-Q .
New Yorlr-'Ansr. 17 Sine the flrat of Anril the not by raising them. In regard to cutting off the X
American people , have been compelled to pay an :, gambling wires, it is publicly -claimed that one of - ?
aJ...... t aV& gif' sk..aa imm A.aaa aiUeiaijIa ' kab 0t el ea M 1 mm f ill si aaea K iea m e, V I WtP Jk
lUVlllVC Ul IWUI eW VV VfU yf VCIJI, III UUI W1.UJ aav wwuijeiiiiv. waaa. wwa.aj 'eaa veeaaaer vaaeev sFrswvwe
excessive telegraph tolls. A few comparative prices On the question of wages, the raise was only 10
on 10-word messages will give an exact idea of the ' per cent to the older operators. The telegraphers
extent of this increase. '" claim that by means of the shifting of men and the
. Old rate,' New York to Chicago, (day) 40 cents; ; t7j "t this increase was almost wholly
nuiiiiicu. . ii is on iuii iiuuno, inigoi oiucn, ium
new rate 50 cents; increase, 25 per cent
Old rate, New York to Chicago, night) 30 cents;
new rate, 40 cents; 33 1-3 per cent increase.
' Old rate, New York to Buffalo, 25 cents; new rate,
35 cents ; 40 per cent incraese. . ' . ,
Old rate, New York td. points in Maine, 25 cents;
new rate, 40 cents 60 per cent increase. ' 4 ; ,
- The increase from New York to St Louis was
the tune as that to Chicago. From Chicago. Cin-
T . ' cinnati,' St Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha - and other
' like points the raise was marked, amounting otten
to 33 1-3 per cent or more. The same percentage of
; increase applies to all points in the United -States.
v.Thr addition to already excessive charges fol
lowed a "working agreement" between the Western
, Union and the Postal, which ended competition and
practically created a telegraph trust . .
... The excuse given for the .advance of rates Is
threefold: 'The telephone competition, the cutting
off of race .track wires and the increase of wages.
As for telephone competition, the usual method
for : meeting competition is ' by reducing pryces,
a ireneral atrike ia now in oroeress.
The capital stock of the Western Union and,
Postal is $100,000,000 each. In addition the Western
Union is reported as bonded for $53,000,000. . In
1888 and 1894 experts estimated that the lines of
. that company could be duplicated at from $18,000,000
to $25,000,000. It would be impossible for anybody
, to show that the. actual investment of the Western
; Union is now or ever has been more than $35,000.
' 000.' With its recently issued bonds the concern is
' capitalized at $153,000,000, or nearly five times its
v resl value. On this enormous watered stock the.
American -people are required to pay dividends.
On an honest basis, with fictitious capital elim
inated, the Western Union could, afford to carry
" 10-word message from New York to Chicago for
20 cents instead of 50 and still make money.
In England the rate for dispatches is a cent a .
word. The same is, true for ordinary distances In,.
Australia, where the population . is much .sparser'
' than here. In most continental countries the charge
is about . the same; in 'Switzerland less. - ,, ;
TWO LIVES LOST IN COLUMBIA
Within' an arm's i. length , ef three
friends, who stood powerless t. aave
their Uvea and with whom they had
but the .moment before been laughing
and Joking during a' pleasure excursion
In a gasoline launch. Sarah Weight, the
IS-year-old ..daughter ' of pioneer rest-
dents of Tancouver, Washington, and
Joaeph Sullivan, bridge foreman for the
Northern Pacific,' were drowned at' it
o'clock laat nljrht while alighting from
their boet at Vancouver. Sullivan met
hie death durln- hie futile atrnrvle to
save the girl, whom he had plunged Into
the water to rescue. ,
The - fatal acc dent occurred at the
bridge landing below the city while the
party . waa returning front a trip up
the river. Police officer, and . a score
Of eltlaena, aa soon as the tragedy was
reported, began dragging the river for
the bodes; hut at an early hour thla
morning neither had been recovered.
Sullivan got hie launch ready for a
pleasure trip early in the evening and
Invited Mies Weight with whom he was
keeping company ber slater Ellen, and
two othera to Join hlrm They spent a
couple of hours on the Columbia and
returned to Vancouver about 10 o'clock.
-At the bridge landing a scow was
moored and Sullivan steered hie launch
alonsalde. Intending that the party
should alight on the flat boet and make
their way over it to the approach.
Mies Walght was the lnet to leave the
launch with the exception -of Sullivan,
who remained to oloae ' the angina
valves. As the young woman atepned
from the railing towarde the scow, her
foot slipped on the dank boards, and
she plunged headlong into the river be
tween the two boats,
Sullivan beard her scream as she
struck the water, aa did the ethers who
had nearly eroeaed to the landing. He
Jumped from hie eeat without a mo
menta healtatlon, then dived Into the
stream la the hopee of saving the girl,
who bad been carried beneath the aur
face. When the other members of the furry
reached the edr. of the e-ow neither
waa to be seen. The swift underr tie.
rent which swirl a ths water at thla
point carried both the men and t ha
girl -under the scow, and It is belleveil
. (Continued on Tag. aiva). -
(Hearst Mews by Lesgest Leased Wire.
' Chicago, Aug. IT. Another strike t.
threatened against the Western Union
In thla elty. A delegation of 10 akiUe4
operators who are at present acting a.
strike breakers In the main office of
that company called on -A. B. Cowan,
chief 'operator, today and demanded
higher rate of remuneration than -waa
being paid them, declaring that their
services were more valuable than those
of the unskilled men now employed by;
the company.' Cowan told them that he
would take the matter up with New
York and that their requeej would be
granted, probably. -
It Is known that there le great die -satisfaction
among the strike-breakers.
They are being worked to death to move
the accumulated business and are prac
tically in a state of Insubordination.
Sleotrleian. Oo Out.
The telegraphers gained force today
when 100 electricians employed by the
Or eat Drainage canal were ordered out.
The. proponed .transfsr by the drainage
board of ita power contract to' the Gen- ,
eral Electric company, affiliated with
the. Western Union, prompted the elec
Threats" Of other aympathetl. strike,
are ' assuming more definite form.
The Chicago Federation of Labor at it.
session tomorrow, ie expected to act on
the demand of the at rl leers that union
teamsters refuse to deliver food or aup-
Fllea for the use of etrlke breakers or
or the use of buildings In whloh strike
breakers are lodged.
esplts the clalme ef the companies
the day's development, showed that
there wee an effective tie-up of the
Western Union and Postal wire, in the
(Continued oa Page Twelve.)
LEASED WIRE TO
.... u .: . j
Gets Only Telegraph Serrico
With Union Operators v
RELIEF FUND STARTED
yOE STRIKERS' BENEFIT
v ' - ;
Wewtera Union Hire Detecttre. to
Carry the Few Message. Being
Bandied Aaalstant General fin
perln ten dent Says Btrlk. Is Won
la an Portland laat night the only
place where any anion operators were
at work . wag in The Journal off toe-
where the circuit of the Bearst Leased
Wire service waa started on Ume with
union operators and continued through
out the night. At the Associated Pres.
office the northwest circuit was out
In about I .'dock, but up to midnight
not more than four aheeta of copy had
come Into the main office, socordlng
to the reports of the strikers' pickets,
who maintained that this was simplv
relay northwest special newe etuff off
the Weetern Union elrea .nil a
aoctated Presa filings, .
There was no change In the locat sit
uation last night in either the Weeiern
Union nr the-Postal off lcae. The Ue-uo
remains practically complete. In spite
aaauraneea ef the company of
ficials that the strike le not seriously
hampering them In handling all the
?v"in"." offrd yet the fact remains
that the meeaagea are not being aent t
with any ease or certainty of tune or
None of the Portland
quit ths battle line and all are enthui-
f J . V1 ln wf w.n
a,!" r j ey nisi nil
btrong; men are being hired by the
Weetern Union to deliver what min
tages come Into the Ww-al effl.-e h-it n
aome caaea even these atrik!rn.
have been woo over to the cene rf i
union by the plrkets who auno i" I ' .
building. The chief all tit n.m r
In the delivery of Its . " i
given bv the Vaughn qi-
whlf-h te detailing mn M
bualnes ie given -,-
an1 frw operators f
Belief Ton t
Ten VAIn - ' ' ! 1 ' "'
pliere' si r r-' if ' '
1 oi i