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VOL. VI. NO. 144.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21. 1907. SIXTEEN PAGES.
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OW Tsn WFWS '
i ah nit. riva clmti
liamberlafn Sends Message
tSesident Asking Him
Telegraphers' " Strike All
Union Men Standing Finn.
hicago Board of Trade Is
Unable to Secure Weather
Reports From Northwest
to Gauge Market Say It
Will Be Long Fight.. :.:
Temporary . Embarrassment
Causes Closing of Doors of
.'Oregon Trust & Sayings
ties Are Good,
I SEE, BY THE PAPERS-vBy T. E. Powers
(Special Dispatch te Tb Joarnal.) "
Salem. Or Aug-. SI. Governor Cham-
rlaln today aent the following tele-
am to President Roosevelt r ' "
"The President. Washington, D. C
reapeetfullr auggeat your tntenrentton
id the appointment by you of a board
arbitration In settlement of differ-
icea between the telegraphers and the
iripanles throughout the country.'.
(Signed) - 1 - v '
"GOV. GEO. E. 'CHAMBERLAIN."
t ", (Jaeraal Special Harries.) --V
Chicago, Aug, 11. The government
stner servioe is suirenng as a reeuu
the telegraphers' strike. But two
(Continued on Page Fire.)
Time Gained by Receivership
Will Permit- Banjc to Pay
in Full Assets Ample to
Realize ' Returns on De
posits, Say Bankers.
r Owing to Inability to realise on securi
ties, the Oregon Trust at Savings com
pany, at tbe corner of Washington 'and
Sixth 1 streets, suspended this morning.
Thomas C. Devlin waa appointed ' re
ceiver. It is said the bank Is only tem
porarily embarrassed, and that with the
time ' gained by a receivership Its as
sets can be so disposed of that the de
positors wlU.be paid In full. . -
.. More than a week ago a drain on the
bank's ready capital began and con
tinued until Its officers foresaw that
more money would be needed. An effort
waa made to realise on its negotiable
paper, and PreaMent Moore hoped until
yeaterday that enough money would be
(Continued on Pag Five.)
AUK IS SOON -SURROUNDED
I r- .... . ... , , i '":'7.i ' v-r"-T...
t'omeni Girls, : Newsboys and Others Sorrowly Receive,
News That Money Cannot Be WithdrawnHeavy ; .
; . Losers, Joke Over Their Losses.' , v , ,-' ;;
It was a restless nervous, despondent,
earful, happy-go-lucky crowd , which
thered about the bank as aooa aa
la news spreeo toai a ;"
n appointed. , Hera and there a tear-
ilned face appeared, while a raw xeet
av a group laughingly discussed the
Ifalr In an effort to determine how
ich they had lost
Sewsboya. shopgirls, clerks, me
anios. laborers, bualnass men. ; watt-
sea and representatives from nearly
ry walk of life were present
:edes Japanese. Germans, ltauana ana
my other nationalities participated la
n gatherings about the -bank doors,
rales of deposits made but yesterday,
presenting the savings of months, and
some cases years, were heard on all
lea One old woman who makes nor
Ing by washing clothing -for othera
hhd over her loss f a little more
Ln fie. while a few feet away a man
o placed sis in ine savings oepart--nt
laat Thursday waa bemoaning his
a. Standing next to him was a man
, H.i1 several thousand dollars on de
alt and who waa laughing and ehat-
g with- several rrienoa woo were
nally heavy losers.
vinat of the deoosltors were -.In a
eerful frame of mind. They kept up
good humored saiiy wnwe s-oouf. ine
bank, despite the worried looks on their
faces. Optimism ran high and most
Of them Predicted that the-bank would
be able to pay drpoaita In full aa soon
as its affairs were straightened out
One msn offered to bet 10 even that
the bank would : be open for business
by Friday. No one took up. his. offer.
The policemen detailed to preserve
order and keep the crowd from block
ading me sidewalks had a compara
tively easy time. There was no at
tempt at violence and very little hostile
talk. Tbe chief trouble encountered by
the blue coats waa In explaining to ner
vous women that the bank had closed
Its doors and that depositors oould not
draw out their money.
Ona woman who read the announce
ment on the door that safe deposits
could be secured by entering at the
Sixth Street' door, could not be made to
believe for a long time that the an
nouncement did not refer to aavlngs ac
counts. She had her little deposit bonk
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JURORS DO HOT
: LIKE imUIIITY
Men Who Issued Indict
ments Believe All Grafters
Should Be Punished, f
In her tiand and expostulated long with
the policeman- who waa trvlnc t
her that she could not draw out her
money, when ahe finally understood
she could, not get her savings she stood
about vacant-eyed and seemingly dased
aa the truth of her loaaea dawned upon
All sorts of rumors were to be heard
from the crowd ln regard to runs on
the other banks, but the withdrawals at
ths other Institutions were only normal.
-" (Joarsal gpedat service.)
San Francisco, Aug. 31. Members of
ths grand Jury rebelled against tha
immunity contract system . which dis
trict attorney Langdon and F. J. Heny
have made tha foundation of tha pros
ecution of the boodlera of this city. In
dividual grand Jurora arc now open In
their criticisms of methods that per
mit the punishment of "a chosen few
of the "grafters" and tha escape of
othera equally guilty. . As a result of
this expressed sentiment, a movement
headed by jurors Charles Sonntag, James
B. Gordon, Dewey Coffin and F. O. San
born la now striving to accomplish the
indictment of all the old Doodling su
pervisors who have been granted Im
munity by Langdon, Heney and Burns.
A meeting planned by recalcitrant
membera of the Jury laat Monday for
the purpose of threshing out the mat
ter and committing the Jurora Individ
ually to declare their attitude concern
ing the boodllng supervisors was avert
ed by district attorney "Langdon, who
went around interviewing Jurora and
succeeded ln Inducing a sufficient num
ber to stay away and prevent a quorum
from assembling. But the end Is not
yet and the matter will be pushed at
a meeting to be held In tbe near future.
Many lawyers take the view thst the
Immunity contracts given by Heney
and Langdon are void.
PREPARING FOR SIEGE
Men Object to Change Boom
" "to Abolish Feature, '
(Special Dispatch ta Tbe JesrsaL)
Tonopah, Nev, Aug., II. A long dis
tance message from Ooldfleld aaya the
mlner'a union laat night Indorsed ' a
walkout from jtha Mojiawk mine. Thirty
five men walked out from the Combl
nation mine, where tbe change room has
been finished. The Red Top change
room will be completed In a week and
it Is expected that tha men will walk
out from that The operators say tbey
wm not receds from n.eir 'position ana
this looks like another- long siege and
may result In a general- atrlke.
SUES TO RECOVER
- 48DMlal Dttoateh te 1W Joarsal)
Lewlston, Ida... Aug. 11.--A story of
misplaced confidence was told, yesterday
by the filing of the case of Laura Ran
kin vs. Sol Caldwell for the recovery of
two diamond lings. The ring were In
trusted by the plaintiff to Harry Noyee,
who told Mra Ranklo that he had
loaned them to friends to wear and
would return them. Before the rings
were returned Noyes was arrested In
Spokane for passing worthless checks
snd is now' serving a term at tha penl-
No res' crime Mrs. Rankin
searst) for her rings and found that they
tentlarv In Wall Walla.
of Npyes' crime Mrs. Rank!
had been nawned to Mr. CaldwelL
against whom she has begun action for
M AGAINST CHRISTIAN SCIENCE EEADER
SCENE IN COURT AT EDDY HEARING'
Xrom New York World.
(Jourur Special serrtce,) '
Concord. N. II.. Aug. IL Suit
3J brought agalnat the estate of Mra. Mary
Baker O. Eddy waa formally withdrawn
today and further proceedings to deter
mine the mental condition of tha
leader of the Christian Scientist dis
continued. This Is said to be tha result
of a compromise.
"'This suit waa commenced here March
1. 110?, ln the affairs of Mrs. Mary
Baker o. ddj, 'sunder a&4 bee4 t
Compromise Said to Be Cause
of Withdrawal of Case
Against iMrs. Eddy.
the Christian Science cult, and for the
appointment of a receiver.
The plaintlffe In thla action, which
ranked as one of the most Important In
legal hlatory, were George W. Glover,
the son and only -child of Mary Baker
G. Eddy, his daughter. Mary Baker
Glover, and George W. Baker, a nephew
of Mrs. Eddv.
These plaintiffs declared that Mary
Baker G. Eddy waa mentally Incapable
of managing her business affairs and
vast fortune, and that there waa abun
dant reason to believe that the vener
able and mentally enfeebled woman waa
helpleas in the hands of designing per
sons who had wrongfully converted to
their own uaes large sums of money and
properties of great value belonging to
her. , . ,. ,
Who Defendant Are.
William E. Chandler, former United
States senator for New Hampshire and
Concord'a moat distinguished- citizen.
was senior counsel for the plaintiffs.
With him were associated John W. Kel
ly, Of Portsmouth, NeW Hampahlre, one
of the leading lawyers of this state;
Martin dc Howe, of Concord, together
with counsel in Bostotr and consulting
counsel In Washington,. District of Co-
The defendants' names in this re
markable action are: Calvin A. Frye
the footman-secretary"' ln control of
Mra Kddy's, home. Pleasant View; Al
fred Farlow, executive head of the cult
and chairman of the Christian Science
publication, committee: Joseph Arm
strong; publisher of the writings of
Mrs. Eddy Irving C Tomllnsnn, heal
er, teacher and trusted agent of Alfred
Farlow; Ira C, Knapp, director of the.
mother chumh, In Boston; William B.
Johnson, secretary . of ths mother
church: Stephen A. Chase, treasurer;
Edward A. Kimball, teacher, lecturer and
former holder of copyright oa Mrs, Ed
dy's textbook of Christian Science;
CITY- CAN ANNUL
Street r Railway., Company's.
Eights Can Be Declared
Void,' Says Kavanaugh.
All franchises held by the Portland
Railway, Light aV Power company for
the operation and maintenance of street
car iracaa In tha city of Portland are
defective and subject to forfeiture by
the city council unless tha company ad
mits that tha stipulations of the city
charter of 11(1 regarding tha provisions
for repair outlined ln tffe charter can be
read into the franchisee.
This la tha gist and point of an opin
ion written by the city attorney today
ln answer to the request of tha city
authorities that he determine the power
of tha city over tha actiona of the com
May Declare Franchise Forfeited.
Never before perhaps has a city at
torney of Portland delivered an opinion
Involving a point of so much magnitude
or of ao much importance to the people
of the city. It mean a, in brief, that the
council baa power to direct the atreet
railway company to make Improvements
or alterations to Its tracks throughout
the city whenever tbe council may deem
them necessary at any tlms thought
needful. It empowers the council at the
same time to place a time limit upon
the completion jtt such work and. ln
vent of failure or neglect of the com
pany to comply with the directions,
thereupon to forfeit the franchise of
the company. '
The opinion of the city attorney Is the
result of the Investigation which haa
been conducted by the street committee
snd the executive board for come time
past relating to the power of the coun
cil to compel the company to follow
the direction of the council In resard to
street Improvement v.
ln various parta or the cltv contracts
have been let for atreet pavement work
and tha company has been directed to
prepare lta tracks ln accordance with
the franchise provisions snd the atreet
grades. In most of these cases the
company haa not completed the repairs
wnen aemrea or ine city ana ror. that
reason the pavement work haa been
held up Indefinitely because of the fact
that no work could be done by -the cav
ing sontrsctors until after the tracks
had been repaired.
In searching for a remedy It
(Continued on Page Two.)
ROBBERY SIDE LINE
4 Continued oa Page lven4
Negro Cook Arrested for
Between Car Trips.
(Jearsal . pedal servlae.)
Los Angeles, Aug. 11. The arrest of
Charles Green, colored, which waa made
by a negro patrolman several days ago,
proves to be one of the most Important
captures made ln many m on tha Green
la a dining car cook between here and
Salt Lake and between trips hs Was
engaged In robbing houses.
The detectives discovered his room
and at first were unable to find any
thing of value in tt, but a more thor
ough search and the removal of boards
in the floor brought to light Jewelry
of ail description, worth esally $5,0 JO.
There were watches, rlnss, pins, brace
let a and numerous other artlclea. all
proceeds of burglaries which have mys
tified ths police for weeks.
Green has admitted that hs has ss
much mors stuff secreted In snother
ing -place, hopm
at tbe promise '
POSTAL GETS ONE
Western Union -Is Having
Trouble With Wires Run
ning, North and Soutlj.
"Nothing new expresses the atrlke
situation today. The Western Union
office haa tha asms number of opera
tore as were at work yesterday, but it Is
reported that one additional operator
has been put to work at the Postal of
fice. Who the msn is haa not been dis
closed by the officials of the company
and the striking operators do not know.
About the sams amount of business
Is being handled by both the Western
Union and the Postal offices. On the
Western Union trouble Is being experi
enced in- getting - messsges through
thoss -points where the wires run
through railroad offices. Wire trouble
south -of Ashland In the Siskiyou moun
talna still continues to shut out 'com
munication with the south, except at In
A. O. Sinks, In charge of tha railway
telegraph offices. Is reported to have
left for points along the Southern Pa
clfle on a tour of inspection, caused
by the continued Interruptions to ths
Western Union service by the railway
operators. Hla mission is supposed to
be to tell the operatore not to interfere
with the telegraph company In the
transmission ol Its business.
At the strl headquarters today
there was more active Interest displayed
in ths bank falrure than In the strike.
A large number of the operators had
savings deposited In the shattered in
stitution, and were busily engsged In
discussing the likelihood of being able
to secure a portion of their deposits. It
waa atated by President Bran In, how
ever, that there was no Changs ln the
situation from - yesterday. All the
strikers are remaining, firm, and main
tain that so far as local conditions go
the companies are tied up Just aa tight
ly as when the wslkout first occurred.
Tha messenger boys declare that all I
reports to the effect that they have
been considering the propossl to go back
to work is a canard. Detectives still do
tha bulk of ths delivering at the West
ern Union office with no possibility of
the msssenger force returning to duty.
The strike reiier rund is still grow
ing and the strikers are confident that
If other points maintain tha same front
shown here success will crown their
efforts. . I
CAR STRIKE TO
END NEXT WEEK
Supervisor Tveitmoe De
clares Hours and Wages
Will Be Regulated, j
(Joarnal I pec Lai Service.)
San Francisco, Aug. 11. After a
heated ' meeting of the general strike
committee which has charge of the car
atrlke. Supervisor Tveitmoe, who is a
member of the committee, said: ' "We
will all ride In a week. United Rail
roads bond holders are affecting a set
tlement of the strike. A thousand men
will apply for reinstatement on the cars
on a day to be set soon. Recognition
of ths union will not be discussed.
Hours and wages will be settlsd be
tween tha men and the company.
The resignation of Cornelius Is gen.
e rally demanded. The building tradea
council has contributed 111.000 to tha
Strike fund. The labor council has con
tributed but 127.000. ' The building
trades council feels that the labor coun
cil will have to carry the financial bur
den of the strike alone hereafter.
Calhoun aald be knew nothing of tha
settlement but the company would be
glad to take back many of the men.
STANDARD DECLARES '
IT IS NOT guilty;
(Jearsal Special Servtce.1
- New Tork, Aug. 11. Defense la made
by the Standard OH company In a
Fhamplet issued since the $29,000,000
Ine waa imposed upon tha truat by
Judge Land I a ln the Alton rebate ease.
The Standard declares that It la ab
solutely Innocent of any wrongdoing
and that the higher courta will protect
It. - - -
SULTAN'S TROOPS IN
- BATTLE WITH NATIVES
(Jeersal Special Berries.)
London. Aug. 11. According to dis
patches from Tangier tha aul tan's troops
were victorious over a great bend of
natives ln a pitched battle a few daya
ago. The natives have turned out la
-1 and are lootlna and burning vil
lages. - - J sTHaf
place, but refuses to disclose Its hid-
ng to secure Immun
it a lighter sentence.
FACTS REGARDING TELEGRAPH STRIKE
. Telegraphers are the most intelligent body of skilled workmen
in the world, and the poorest paid. r ' .
A first class man after years of perfecting himself in his skill
can look forward to a maximum of $21.85 a week for six days of
nine hours each. As rule he cannot hope for better than $19.50
a week. - ' ,
Thousands of operators are employed in branch offices at from
$7 to $10 per week. These are young operators. ,
The companies give no vacations. Old age automatically de
prives them of work. There has been no increase in wages in 20
years. : . .
The Western Union compels the public to pay interest on tens
of millions of watered stock. If it were not for this it could af
ford to pay good wages.
Both telegraph companies recently increased their tolls to the
public an average of 25 pei cent on cross receiots. An increase in
wages of 10 per cent was promised employes, but it was offset by
the "sliding scale." ,
, The" demands of the men are: An increase in wafir of 15 per
cent; this would not bring the wages of the highest paii operator
up to $5 a day; equal pay for erjuat work by women, now pai.l
typewriter machines to be furnished by the companies, rec
of the union, but not closed shop.
Which is the most important, pood wac f r v
dividends on watered stock?
The strike is the only wc.ipon of the r-; ' ' ' ''
or endure conditio-; t!-;ft --'r-.l j-t-f!- f 1 ' '': ; ! f
The cause c f t - t r , ' t ; i ; . , t
the a:'; the ' ' : c ':;': '