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FOULLY MURDERED SOI PRECINCTS;
IN LONELY CABIN LIGHT IN OTHERS
REX OREGONUS IS
Gorgeous Scenes Mark Opening of Portland's Week of Gaiety
IN CITY OF ROSES
Saluted by Booming . of Guns
and Screams of Whistles
Temporary Ruler Crowned
With Impressive Ceremony.
TO. BANISH ALL CARE
Ideal Weather Adds Greatly to
Brilliancy of Opening of
Rex Oregonus, kin of the Rose Fes
tival, hold th key of Portland. . The
city 1 his.
Signalised by th royal salute of 100
runs, norne in a barge or royal purple.
attended by ships dreaaod out In thfl
flag of all nations, tha coronation of
th festival klnf seemed as Impressive
In its way as will be the crowning of
th English king, George,
"I bid,- yea, my subjects, to banish
dull care, and entertain naught but
mirth and music,'' was the first man-
Mayor Greets Bex.
"Oh, great King Rex. I greet
thee. I exten I to you the key of
the city, which Is yours for a
week. I abdicate in your favor,
and I hope you will have as
much pleasure In ruling the
people of this city for the com
ing festival period as I have had
for the past two. years." ;
In the foregoing words Mayor
Simon this afternoon proclaimed
Rex Oregonus ruler of the city
of Portland. The king received
the key the city on the Fifth
street steps of the city hall. As
he took th huge golden symbol
of his power the new ruler bowed
his thanVs, amid the enthuslastlo
cheers of the multitude of his
subjects who had gathered, to
witness th ceremony.
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'"rex ts'' ' " ' ' ' n - 'v
a wrrn nr i.iur 1 1 10 i.vr lir-i. 1 if, w!ssijt r-f -r ' -
I IILLIi U Urt LII III m L I! ft -71 ItTSsalsss' -.VJ .VAVI
I USHERED IN WITH MS(i
t Happy Throngs, Beckoned by t i?t U ftfeb i-V-
t City's Most Radiant Smile, f , V tvlEI
Surge Through Decorated H 1 r
Aged Widow Meets Horrible
End at Hands of Unknown
Assailant Body Is Thrown
HER TO DEATH WITH ROPE
Mrs. Eliza Griffith Had Just
Sold Her Ranch for
(Continued on Page Five.)
T THE TRUSTS
Four Million Dollar Magazine
Combination Is Established
; Controlling 5 Publications
Exposes Are Promised.
. Tonight's Vrogram.
Closing of water carnival and
motor boat races.
Fireworks, Oaks park: alee-'
trical Illumination buildings and
Morning; Muslo on the streets.
I p. m. -Opening .competitive
Rose Bhow at Armory; Judges,
Roland Q. Gam well. Belllngham;
J. H. Booth, Rosoburg; W. E.
8 p. m, Electric parade
"Land of a Thousand Wonders";
form on Morrison between
Twelfth and Fifteenth streets;
on Morrison to Third; on Third
around union depot loop: on
Fifth to Washington: on Wash
ington went to Lewis and Clark
. (TTnlt.d Ptms tMd Wue.l
New Tork, June 6. A trust of the
people to fight the trusts of the capl
This Is the real meaning, -say th mag
azine publishers, of the formation of
combination capitalised at $4,000,000
for th purpose of continuing the work
Discussing the reasons for this com
bination, Ray Long, editorial executive
of the. combination, which will publish
five magazines, made the following
statement to the United Press:
"Wall street and the big interests are
not going to be ab to control all the
magazines in the country, but it is not
(Continued on jPago Two.)
(United Pre Leased Wire.)
Washington, June 5. Chairman Ham
lln nf the house committee on ATncnilt.
tures has demanded the investigation
of the collection of 1368,000 for the
loirs of Frederick Ward through tha
state department from China, during
tho Roosevelt administration. Th de
mand is based on testimony of former
Secretary of State John W.. Foster be
fore a New Yortc court Foster In his
testimony said ho acted for Mrs.
Oeorgiana Amldonphelr of peneral Fred
erick Ward, a soldier of fortune killed
while serving' in the Chines army in
(Ward's claim was for f 100,000. It
is Char (fed that this mysteriously reached
8180.000 when paid out of tha Boxer
Indemnity fund; being deducted from
the part returned by this government to
China. Ward's case. It is pointed out,
had nothing to do with the Boxer trou
bles. . . ;' " -
Portland's week of gaiety most
auspiciously commenced this morning.
No Rosa Festival ever dawned more
splendidly. The day came up from be
hind Mount Hood like a chariot of fire
Irradiating a cloudless sky and lighting
Ilk a smile the flag and flower decked
. At the touch of the sun laggard roses
burst into, bloom making more certain
success for. the Rose .Show and its open
ing tomorrow afternoon In the Armory.
Early morning scene on river and in streets ; above Is shown decorated boat escort inn
Portland, and Sixth street leading from Union (rpot; below la portion of Morrison.
"LIFER" TO EARN
MONEY FOR WIFE
Mortgage on Home Soon Due
arid There's Big Family," So
Convict Is Let Out Tempo
rarily and Given a Job.
S. & S. PACPS SIGN CONTRACTS
FOR MODERI 1500,000 PLANT NEAR
STOCKYARDS: OPERATE WITHIN YEAR
Decision to Locate In Ftortland Makes This City Secure in
Its Position of Beiig the Livestock Center of Pacific
Northwest Satisfactory Deal Made With Swift & Co.
Insures Success of Enterprise; Plans Are Being Made.
(Continued on rage Five.)
UPHELD IN COURT
(UoltedSprM Lrd Wire.1
Springfield. 111., June 6. The consti
tutionality of the commission form of
government for cities was upheld In a
decision by the circuit court here to
day in a test case.. The case will be
carried to the supreme court
PERMITS MEAT EATING
Rome, June 6. A special dispensation
hss been issued by the Pop for Roman
Catholics in the British Empire, remov
ing the ban agar.st eating meat on Fri
day, June 28, on account of the corona
(R.lfin Rama of Tke Joanul.)
BaleiTK Or., June S. A new method of
eallng with criminals Is being tried by
Governor West In a little brown house
not far from the capltol. lives a poor
widow with a large family besides her
aged mother. Her home was mortgaged
for money to defend her husband who Is
now in the penitentiary for life. The
mortgage falls die next month
In order that the family may be pro
vided for next winter and th mort
gage met, Oovernor West found a job
for the convicted husband and set him
to work. He neither pardoned him nor
paroled htm, nor made any promise
whatever. The man must report very
Sunday to the prison and January 1 he
will go back to his lifetime cell. The
governor will see he has a steady job
at good wages while out and the family
will be provided for next winter.
The scheme is a new one and la, be
ing watched with Interest
CROWD LAUGHS AT DEATH
STRUGGLES OF SWIMMER
(United Preaa Leaned Wire.)
Chicago, June 6. Because they be
lieved htm to be shamming, companions
of Gordon Chandler, expert swimmer,
Ignored his cries for help and he was
drowned in a small lake near Hinsdale.
Spectators laughed at his , struggles.
With a plant modern in every derail
and with Improvements that will make
the plant the most sanitary In the en
tire country, Bchwarzschlld tc. Sulzber
ger, the large Independent packing con
cern, will operate In Portland within a
Contracts for th sit have been signed)
by representatives of Swift & Oo. and
Sulzberger & Sons, the parent house of
Schwarzschtld & Sulzberger of Oregon,
which will operate the Portland plant
The plant will be located on a beauti
ful piece of ground about a quarter mil
east of the stockyards and the Union
Meat company. Th site is Just east of
the roadway which leads from Kenton
to the stockyarda
Plans for the plant are pow being
made. The cost is now estimated at
$600,000, although until the details of
the plans are fully carried out it will
be impossible to state what the exact
cost will be.
J. L. Sterrett, manager of Schwarzs
child St Sulzberger of Oregon, stated this
morning that he had been instructed by
Sulzberger & Sons to seoure all posal
ble information regarding the formation
of the ground on the newlv acaulred
lte. Thorefore borings will be made
o fully determine th strength Of th
und at that point
The S. & 8. company intends to re
main in Portland and will operate
mst modern plant says J. L. Sterrett
loqal manager. "Notwithstanding our
prdnent handicap of sufficient fSom and
(Sperii! DUpatcb te Tbe JooraaLt
Corvallla, Or., June t. Mrs. Eliza
Griffith, aged 66, living on a farm five
miles from Philomath, Or., and It
miles from Corvallla, was murdered by
some one unknown Friday night and
her body thrown Into Rock creek. Be
fore being thrown Into the creek ah
was strangled with a rope. The rop
was etill on her body when found.
Saturdsy morning the body was
found, dlscloalng one of the most dread
ful tragedies the Willamette valley has
wltnpaned. Dozens of residents quickly
gathered from the nesrby farms, and
their tracks destroyed much of the evi
dence so that It Is not yet clear wheth
er she was killed at her house and
dragged to the creek. Th body was
found a quarter of a mile from th
Three or four days before the mur
der Mrs. Griffith sold her quarter sec
tion, receiving 81000 In cash. This she
Immediately deposited in a bank at
Philomath. It is supposed she was
murdered for purposes of robbery.
Drawers were upset and th house in
general eon fun Ion, as If th murderer
had searched diligently for th money.
Mrs. Griffith's husband died 21 years
ago. He was from Hastings. Neb., and
had lived on his Rock creek homestead
only a year when he died from consump
tion. After that his widow continued
to live on the homestead with four
daughters and on son. Ths four girls.
all of whom are still living and three
of whom live In Portland, eventually
married and th son, while ha makes
th homestead his headquarters, travels
a gooa aeai, so tnai Mrs. uririitn was
alone a good deal of tha time. This
made the murder posslbl without de
An inquest was held this morning at
Portland Heights and Other
Residence Sections Show
Lively Balloting; Albina,
Northeast Side Lag.
SIMON, THOMAS, CERTAIN
Councilmanic Interest Centers
In Sixth and Eighth
(Continued on Page Six.)
TAFT IS WORRIED
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
Put on the Festival Spirit
For the week, Portlanders should put on the festival spirit. They
should mentally attune themselves to the festival mood.
Our thousands of guests are not here in the funeral spirit. They are
not here to gaze into long faces and sad eyes, or to feel as if surrounded
by sighs, sobs and weeping willow trees.. .
They are here for pleasure and are relying 'on Portlanders to lead
the way. The (dominant note should be gaiety and enthusiasm. The
Eageants and parades will be worthy- of applause, and let the applause
e given. Doiot let them pass as if they were a procession from the
morgue toihe cemetery. They will be the expression of the festival
spirit, and let those who watch them testify by approving plaudits that
all are in tune with1 the festival occasion.1 I , 1
' In? part; the success of the festival depends upon whether Portland
people put on a gravestone air or festival air. Instead of coldness let
every Portlander show our thousands of guests hospitality and enthusi
asm. J t is tie way to heighten the success of the annual festival ofjoses.
General Call Is Disregarded
by Street Railway and
(United Prea Leased Wtre.1
Vancouver, B. C, June 6. first re
ports give the number of men who have
quit work this morning in response to
th call for a general strike, following
troubl with the carpenters union, at
Practically al! building la at a stand
still. Th anticipated general tleup,
however, . has not taken place.
Th British Columbia Electric Rail
way company's men, the printers and
other skilled workers have not partici
pated becaue of .agreement! which
wonld have Involved them in trouble
with their lespectlv International
unlcns. Bakers, waitresses and cooks
remain at wcrk In shops classed as fair.
So far there has been no dislocation
of general buslners. Little fear is 4ti
tertalbed of any disorder, and no ap.--claUtr.eaiurfa.hav
been taken iu.this,
Connection ay th civic authority.
New Jersey's Governor Says
Trip Showed Him Many
Changes in Politics.
Trenton. N. June 6 With Govern
or Woodrow Wilson's return today, he
completed his 1000 mile swing around
the circle and brought to an end his
personally conducted tour of the coun
try. Governor tyilson and his presi
dential boom stopped over in Washing
ton yesterday fort what proved to be
rather a strenuous "day of rest"
There was a never ending string of
receptions and private receptions from
early, morning untl! late last night.
"New Jersey is as progressive as Ore
gon," declared Governor Wilson in his
office In tha capltol jfod&y In speaking
of his trip. "I was frreatly Impressed
with th similarity of Uhe movement in
politics on both sides bf the continent
The people every whereV are considering
principles and men and have little re-
gard for parties." Th governor de
clared that he found llt&le real oppoal-1
Uon to reciprocity with Canada 1
Estimates of tha Tote.
W. R. Appcrson, chairman of
the Republican city central com- 4
a- mi t tee Rushlight will win by
probably 2500 votes. W ar
well satisfied with th reports
a received today. Th total vot
I think, will not go far beyond
26,000, if any.
Henry E. Reed, manager for 4
Mayor Simon I have never 4
a- made a practice of making estl-
a mates in figures. We will pull v
a- in ahead. Tlio fine, weather Is
V bringing out a big vote, and this
a la what we want. I estimate th
total vote from 25.000 to 27.000.
H. B. Van Duser, chairman of 4
th Democratic city central com-
mlttee There has been a strong
turn in favor of George H. 4
Thomas, and we expect to see
him elected. By a conservative
estimate. Thomas will receive
1000 over Rushlight with Kimon ,
4 third. I believe tha total vot
will run to 25.000.
Charles H. Otten, Socialist
d nomine for mayor We expect .
a to poll a full party vot today.
a it will be no surprise If th total
a for our ticket goes to 6000, but It
a may not be so high. Two years .-
ago w polled only 737. I think 4
a th total vol will reach nearly 9
Bright skies, following a vigorous)
campaign for the three candidates for
mayor, sent voters trooping to th polls
in large numbers early this morning.
(Continued on Page Flva)
Antagonism of the Senate Is
So Strong to Treaty With
Canada That President Is
(United Frrai Laid Wire.
Washington, June 6. That President
Taft is seriously worried over the out
look in the senate for the Canadian re
ciprocity bill. Is bellevSd here. Friends
of the administration admit that the
prospect Is discouraging.
The senate, including not a few strong
adherents of, President Taft On other
administration matters. Is antagonistic
to the bill and doesn't take any partic
ular pains to conceal that fact.
Senator Root has an amendment
which would prevent a free entry of
wood pulp and print paper until all re
strictions affecting these products ar
removed by Canada.
Taft fears that if adopted It would
be the first of a series of amendments
that would change the bill. He wants
th Root amendment defeated. A count
of noses, however, indicates that the
administration Is two votes shy.
Former Speaker Cannon has not been
at the White House for some weeks.
Neither has Sereno Payne, the New
York leader. Senators Crane and Pen
rose are the only members of the sen
ate with whom Taft has been In con
RIDDER ACCUSED OF
(United Press Leased Wire.) , '
Washington, June 5. Herman Rldder,
former president of th American News
paper- publishers' association, . Frank
N'oyes. and Melvill E. Stone, president
nd general manager . respectively of
the Associated Press, were summoned
before the senate finance committee to-
'VIVA' AS MADERO
SPEEDS TO CAPITAL
Storm of Applause Greets the.
Rebel Conqueror as He
Journeys to Mexico City
Chief Deeply Touched.
(Continued on Pag Fourteen.)
(United Press teaa4 wtra ,, 4
Zacatcas, Mexico, Juno 6. The spe
cial train bearing Francisco I,, Madero.
Jr., and his party, passed through Zaca
tecas today and is scheduled to arrive at
Mexico City tonight.
A tremendous ovation waa given Mm
at every settlement through which tha
train passed. Hundreds of natives.
many of whom nave traveled muss,
have been massed to greet the successful
revolutionary leader and shout "Viva
Madero." At one little station, com- '
(Continued on Pag Fourteen.)
MRS. EDDY 'NOT DEAD'
NEVER WAS IN MATTER
' (United Press Leax-d Wlre-i ' - r
New Tork, June 5. That MraTMary
G. Eddy "I not dead," that sh will de
stroy "the last enemy" death, and re
appear as did Christ,, and that Mr.
Eddy "never -was In matter.", la th
statement 'mad by JMra Augusta Stet
son, the former . leader of tb First ,
Church of Chrls.t, Scientist5 ' w
York. - V': -' - - ' ' ' v ; '
This statement waa brought forth by,
the announcement that th directors f
the Mother Church,-in.' -Boston . have
started a fund for a magnificent mem
orial over . Mr. . Eddy's grava Mra
Stetson . states that this Implied Ihst
the directors . have returned i to their
former belief la th .reality e death.
m 1 '. -
BeUaeo'g Daughter 111. -Colored
Springs. June I.-Mrs. Wil
liam Elliott, daughter of David P1sj,
Blayright. 1 seriously ill at her father
summer borne hera
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