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SALEM, OREGON, FRLDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1905.
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FOR FOUR DAYS
NATION'S CHIEF WILL SOJOURN
OFF AMERICAN SOIL. - .
THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY
Eat Will B Kept in Constant Com.
munication by Wireless ' ;
En Route to Washington After Most
Pleasant and Triumphal Journey
Through the South People of New
Orleans Pay Him Royal Homage.
NKW OKLEaXS Oct. 26. At, tho
end of nine strenuous hours of varied
entertainment, which brought the ex-
Optionally 'pleasant trip through the
south to a- close, President , Koosevelt
this evening boarded the lighthouse
tender Magnolia and began the first
utagc of bis return home. - The presi
dent will be out of touch of the world
throughout the night, bat daylight to
morrow is exacted to bring intelli
gence of his successful transfer to the
cruiser West Virginia, and the begin
ning of the. second stage of the journey,
i or four days he will be absent from
American soil, which never happened
to a president during his ineumbeney,
hut by means of wireloss telegraphy it
is promised he will seldom bo out of
communication with the shore.' The
president's New Orlcan's recejition is a
signal testimonial of the popular esteem
sind grateful recognition of the service
he has rendered.
Enthusiasm Upsets Plans.
New Orleans, Oct. 26. Although the
eity is in her period of distress, the
people of New Orleans today remem
bered not alone the characteristic
promptness of sending federal surgcans
to take charge, of the fever 'struggle,
I. nt his expressions of unfailing sym
pathy. The densely crowded struts,
the elaborate decorations, the wild ap
plaiiMo that greeted him along the
whole route of parade, the enthusiasm
with which his address was received and
the remarkable demonstration, in his
hnor, at 'luncheon, the outward mani
festations of the spirit in whieh the
people welcomed Jiim. , Probably for
the first time in his career the president
was compelled to abandon a public ad
ilreHs before he got well started in it.
Likewise the contemplated review of
the parade was abandoned because' the
troops and police were unable to move
the crowd at the city hall.
When the president started to de
liver his speech, probably 50,000 people
surrounded him.Sund foreseeing the pos
sibility of h catastrophe in the event
of a panic, he shout; d to the throng to
go home and be good citizens, he gave
up the attempt to speak and then dis
appeared into the mayor's parlors, well
nigh exhausted. The demonstration at
luncheon was scarcely less exuberant.
When' the president entered the decor
ated dining hall, banqueters rose as
one man and gave way to frantic cheers.
Kvery thought he uttered was the sig
nal for an extraordinary exhibition of
An immense crowd packed the streets
when ; the president reappeared after
luncheon and on the trip to the river
he was greeted with thunderous ap
plause. The Magnolia left the landing
amid the firing of 'the presidential sa
lute and an indescribable din of whistles
of factories and river craft, mingled
with tlie lusty cheering of the throng
collected at the wharf.
OF THE YEAR
SALEM WILL CONNECT BY BAIL
. ROAD WITH CHEMAWA.
WORK BEGINS WITHIN TEN DAYS
Upon Proposed Portland-Salem Elec
tric Line By Local Com
pany. - . '
Will e Continued to Portland Before
Spring Beginning of Great Railroad
Building Boom, for the Willamette
Valley Liberty to Hare Line.
Manager Welch, of the Citirens
Light & Traction Company, is authority
for the statement Wednesday that with
in ten days, -or as soon as the local
work is completed, the work of grad
ing and construction upon the proposed
electric line between this city and
Portland will be begun at the Fair
Grounds and the lines is expected to
be completed f or operation, as far a
Chemawa before the rst of the year.
It is practically certain the terminal
grounds and right of way through the
town of Woodburn wl.lt be granted the
company today and the line will be
completed .-to , Portland, .commencing
early in the spring. ; -....''..-.,
Thi news, coming from the reliable
source it does, will doubtless be re
ceived with satisfaction by the people
of , Salem who have looked , long and
longingly for the realization ; of this
oft-predicted project; and especially to
the ofllcjals, employes and students of
the Chemawa Indian school, and the
nral residents in . close proximity, to
the institution, who. have long wished
for quick and hourly - connection with
ibis city. -
Mayor -Waters, who is actinar as ricrht
of way agent for the interests" back
of tne enterprise, . went to Wpodburn
iuesday where, in the evening, he ad
dressed a mass meeting of the citizens
of the city in the; interest of securing
a. right of way through and terminal
grounds ; in - the . city, and he reports
most, satisfactory results.. He say there
wag large attendance upon the meet
ing and the enthusiasm displayed isr the
project ; lends great encouragement for
its success. A committee of represen
tative citizens was appointed to inves
tigate and eonsider-the proposition and
Mayor Waters will go down this morn
ing to receive i its - report, which, he
thinks, . beyond doubf, .will be favor
able. This obtained, the survey, of the
route being eompletedTip to that point
be wnl turn bis attention to procuring
the right of way and sueh .other, eon
eessio'ns as are necessary on into Port
land. ' '--
lie reports that he has yet to find
the farmer along the proposed-route
who is not enthusiastie and heartily
in favor of the construction of the
road, and, so far, he says he has had
easy sailing in securing the right or
way. Although he would not bo state.
outright, Manager Vveleb virtually con
firmed the belief that the road would
extend south, at least so far as Eugene
hut pronounced the rumor to the effect
that it was the company's intention
to go an far south as Eoseburg, with'
out foundation. Furtner than this he
would not discuss the plans of the com
pany in railroad building of the future
but conveyed the impression that this
was not the end and tnat western Ore
gon would see a considerable amount
of railroad construction before long.
The company has closed, practically,
tho deals for the taking over of the
Kugene-Hpringfield, Albany' and other
electric lght and power plants and ne
gotiations are pending fof several oth
ers. Everything points to the early
consolidation of a. of the electric
plant and powers in the Willamette
valley but it is too early to make a
definite announcement as to the extent
of the scheme.
The work upon the extension of the
car line to the rock pit south of the
city, in connection with the prospect
ive improvement of Houth Commercial
street, is expected will be finished witn
in ten days, as the grading is almost
completed and the work of laying the
track beyond the cemetery has pro
ceeded for some distance. fThe next
move will be to extend this line to
Lilerty, distant only one mile beyond
the rock pit, and to promote this- ex
tension the residents of the Liberty
district will hold a mass meeting to
night to receive a proposition from a
representative of the company.
It is known that the company Is" pre
pared to renew its proposition of a
year ago, whereby itiagreeu to bui.d
the line to Liberty, and even to Rose
dale, if tne residents) would furnish
the ties and materials f or . poles and
bridges, etc., and ther is every reason
to' believe -that the" people of Liberty
are now prepared to Accept the propo
sition outright, which! will assure this
extension, it will then devolve upon
the -people 'of the KosCdale district, al
though there is yet plenty of time for
such a move, to entertain a proposi
tion of the same kind to secure the
building of the electric line on to their
Taken all in all it is certain that the
Willamette valley is now entering an
era of electric railroad building which
bids fairiot to halt until every little
village and hamlet within a radius of
twenty-five or thirty mites of this city
will be brought into direct connection
with .-e commerce of the world by ra
BIG GUN SHOOT.
KL PASO, Texas, Oct. 26. Scatter
gun artists from the southwest will
gather in El Paso during the American
mining congress sessions to contest for
cash prizes which will be offered, as
well as for a silver trophy.
The 15H)4 loving cup put up by the
Hilver City Oun club will be one of
the prizes offered. The Hilver Cit
club offered to send the trophy to Ll
Paso at the time when the El Paso
completed the triangular match at
The cup arrive! tolay. It is a hand
some silver loving cup, mounted, onfa
black vase. Each of the hexagonal
sides of the cup is mounted with: -ft
turquoise. The terms on which the cup
will be offered as a prize have not yet
v About $500 is at hand for use a
cash prizes in the shoot. It is hoped to
devote two days to the shoot. The
chief contest will be for blue rocks, but
one day may be dovted to live bird
shooting. ; . .
The days on which the contest will
be held have not been decided. It is
hoped not to interfer with the drilling
contests. While discussing the subject
informally today, several members of
the gun club were inclined to favor
Thursday, the 16th of November, as
the day for the target shoot. t',
BENEFIT FOR VETERAN ARTISTS.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26. The Lyrie
theater was crowded to overflowing
this afternoon at a testimonial per
formance given for the benefit of Henry
Clay Barnabee and William II. Mae
ddnald, the veteran opera singers and
founders of the famous opera eompany
known as "The Bostonians." . The bill
presented was "Kobin Hood," the
opera which won fame for the Boston
ians a decade ago. Many of the" orig
inal east - appeared in the prodnetloa.
Prominent among others who gave their
aid to the benefit .performance wtre
Reginald De Koven and Harry B. Smith,
the authors of "Robin Hooiff" De Wolf
Hopper, Clay Greene and other
members of the Lambs' Club. ,
j SEC CREMATED IN HOTEL.
i HOT. SPRINGS, Oct. 26-The . Bail
road rMen's hotel was destroyed by fire
early this morning and when the flr
was under eontrol six badly charred
bodies were found. Among them H.
Roberts of .Taeoma. The fire is believed
to be of incendiary origin. .
DELEGATES UNFAVORABLE TO
: 1 BATE. LEGISLATION- OUSTED.
ORGANIZE. SEPARATE ; MEETING
Exciting Scenes Follow Attempt . to
"Stun"' Interstate Commerce
La w Convention. ;
Chairman. Says Object Is to Show Per
alstence of-Demand for Law Pro
posed by Roosevelt Say Law Is
r. Opposed by Railways.
CH1CACO, Oct. 26. Refusing to
promise tp stand for President Roose
velt 'a policy of 'the regulation of the
railroad rato, a large number of dele
gn tes 'W tho, interstate rojiiuieret law
convention were today barred from the
convention, although properly accredit
ed, and thereupon held a separate meet
ing to give expression to their views.
. Aware or a plan to thwart the pur
pose of the convention the "original"
delegates refused to admit the dele
gates who refused to support the presi
dent's rate plan, 'alleging the latter
were sent by the railroads and other
unfair interests to pack the convention.
A number of exeiting scenes followed
before the meeting was called to order.
The number of delegates 'in each con
vention ranged bet wen four and five
Attendance la Large.
Chicago, lib, Oct. ,26. This morn
ing at 10 o'clock the conference called
by the interstate commerce law con
vention to discuss the subjeet of rail
road rate legislation in all its variotm
phases was called to order . in the Audi
torium by E. P. Bacon of Milwaukee.
He is the chairman of the convention.
Despite the fear expressed in some
quarters that the influence of the rail
roads might prevent a large attendance,
the great hall was crowded with repre
sentative business men and public men
from all parts of the country. The fol
lowing states, among others, had dele
gates present: Wisconsin, Iowa, Kan
sas, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan Mis
sissippi, Maryland, Indiana, Montana,
Colorado, Houth Carolina, Alabama,
South Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, West
Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Ntw Mexico,
Nebraska, Maine, Illinois, North Da
kota and California.
The number of trade and industrial
Organizations which have delegates at
the conference is large. The boards of
trade and chambers of commerce of
scores of'cities are represented. In ad
dition there are many delegates on hand
from such organizations as Jhe Travel
ers' Protective Association, wholesale
Iruggists, mulers, wholesale grocers,
manufacturers, stock raisers and others.
Among those seated on the platform
were a number of men of national prom
inence who . have been conspicuous in
the movement to secure railroad rate
legislation. Governor La Follette of
Wisconsin as among the early arrivals,
snd his appearance was greeted with
cheers. Governor Cummins of Iowa
was on hand, and also former Governor
Larrabee of the same state. Former
Governor Van Sant of Minntsota was
another prominent figure. -
rieyond the formalities attendant on
the opening of the conference, no at
tempt at a program was made and none
will be attempted, the work in that
respect .being left to the conference it
self. In calling the gathering to order
.Chairman Bacon quoted from the offi
cial call, as follows:
"Our object is to impress upon con
gress the extent and persistence of the
demand , of the people of all parts of
the country for legislation outlined in
the president's last message to congress.
The result of the effort to secure legis
lation of this- character, continued dur
ing the past five years, seems likely to
reach a determination at the eoming
sesssion. The importance of such a
demonstration of the public interest in
the legislation at this time as will be
effective in its influence upon congress
Cannot be overestimated.
"The railway interest is uritedly op
posed to any legislation restricting its
absolute control of railway rates, and
the representatives !: of that interest
throughout the country are not only
exerting their utmost influence with
congress to prevent-legislation in this
direction, but are making strenuous ef
forts to suppress expression of public,
sentiment in its favor, and also, by
perverting the intent and purpose of
the legislation, to ineite opposition
thereto. Hence, it is necessary for the
friends of the legislation to avail thenv
selves of every means of making 'their
influence felt where it will-have effect
In brinzine about. its enactment."
Following the opening address of
Chairman . Bacon the delegates were
welcomed to the tate by Governor
Deneen .and to the city by Alayor
Dunne. The selection jot the necessary
committees followed, and this complet
ed .the work of the initial -session. It
appears likely that . the, work of the
conference will extend over the day to
morrow 'and possibly into Saturday. -
MaT SURPASS THE MAMMOTH
rTiirAfinJ Oet. 26. A disnatch -to
the Tribune from uouisville, Ky says: j
AB immense suoierraneaa rnmnfi.
which promises to surpass In size and
baotythe 'Mammoth eave, has been
discovered near Glasgow Junction, Bar
ren county. One arm has already bees
explored for a V distance of several
tniW '- Further ftroeress waa etonped
. .'wide and swift river. It was not-'
possible to tell the magnitude of tbiaj
stream. The investigations hare ' been J
conducted by Dr. JIazen and John j
Thompson, v They are now engaged in
building a boat with which to terry the
river. s ... '
HE ANTICIPATES WAR.
Emperor of ' Germany Sees'
- Trouble Ahead and Cau
' tiona' Preparation,
Berlin, Oct. 26. Recent events .
have apparently turned the
thoughts of Emperor William to
ward the probability that Ger
many will soon become involved,
in war. His speeches at Dresden
. yesterday and at Berlin , today
t contained pointed references to .
the probability ' of war and the ,
necessity of being prepared for it.
NEW ORLEAN'S WELCOME.
Crescent City Casts Aside Pall of
, Mourning and Welcomes the
. , President.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26. Appreci
ative of-the president's personal in
terest in the misfortunes -which have
befallen the eity, -New Orleans today
cae aside her pall of mourning and
with beaming face and bright attire
extended a warm and hearty greeting
to Mr. Roosevelt. The president's
special reached the city over the Illi
nois Central at V o'clock this morning
The president, Secretary Loeb and Hnr-geon-General
RLxey, accompanied by
the mayor anJ. other officials of the
city, went for a sail about the harbor.
In the .course of the trip the president
conferred at length with the city of
ficials regarding the measures taken to
stamp out the epidemic and the scien
tific results of the various methods
tried. Retnring to tne city the presi
ident and his party were entertained
at luncheon and this afternoon Mr.
Roosevelt Jelivered a public address
to a great crowd. His reception every
where was extremely warm and cor-
lial. The president spends tonight on
a lighthouse tender and tomorrow he
will board toe' cruiser West Virginia
to make the return trip to Norfolk.
BUNCOED TIMBER LAND PUR
CHASERS OF WISCONSIN
Besiege Him in Hotel Room and Com
pel -Him to Reimburse Them for
' Money Spent on Worthless Land
Agent Blames Timber Locators.
PORTLAND, Oct. 26. After being
held prisoner ; in a local hotel thi rty
six hours by a party of ten people from
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, H. ilartzhein, rep
resenting himself as 1 an immigration
agent in the empJoy of the Union Pa
cific, was forced under threats, to pro
vide for the return oa several thousand
dollars to the Wisconsin people, al
leged to have been expended in coming
to this state to locate timber bands. .
The lands were discovered valueless.
Ilartzhein claims to Iks the victim of
a firm of timber, locators, Gardner &
McCrossan, and upon his representation
of facts, the district attorney today
issued a warrant for their arrest.
IN MEMORY OF M'KTNLET.
Springfield, Mas& Erects f 15,000 Me
morial in Honor of 'Mar
SPRINGFIELD, Miss., Oct. 26.
With imposing ceremonies Springfield
this afternoon unveiled a. handsome
memorial in, memory of President Me
Kinley. The principal address was de
livered by Lieutenant-Governor Curtis
Guild. Chairman James T. Abbey of
the memorial commission made the ad
dress of presentation and the memorial
was accepted o behalf of the city by
Mayor Frapcke W. Dickinson. The
unveiling ceremony was. performed by
Miss Sallie Leeds. The Secon i Regi
ment band gave a concert, and the
school children sang patriotic airs.
The memorial cost about $15,000 and
was paid for by public subscription.
The designer was Philip Martiny of
New York. The memorial consists of
a heroic bust of MeKinley, with th
figure of fame reaching upward with
a palm branch. . The monument stands
on a commanding knoll on Pecousie
hill, overlooking the Connecticut riv
er, ami can be seen for miles up an.l
down the. river.
FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
Meeting of the General Executive Com
mittee of? the Woman's Organi
zation in New York.
NEW YORK, Oct.,26.r-Tfce general
executive committee of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society began' its
annual meeting in this city today with
headquarters at St. Paul 's cnureh. The
society, numbers in it . constituency
217,000 members,' an j its yearly' re
ceipts amount to half - a million dol
lars. The attendance at the meeting
numbers upward of two hundred and
inelsdes a number of prominent Meth
odist missionaries lately ret ore J from
foreign fields. Daring the week or long
er that the committee will, be ia' ses
sion the past work of the society will
be reviewed and plans discussed for
the future. The reports front the sev
eral officers and committees show -that
the past year has been one of unus
ual activity in alt branches of the so
ciety's work. " .. t-v'Mf
MOTHERS AFTER SMOOT'S SCALP.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26. More.
than two . million women representing
the leading cwoman's organizations of
the country adopted a memorial calling
for . the-Uhseating- of - Senator Reed
Smoot. This ia announced by the exec
utive committee f the , National Con;
gress of Mothers today.
NO APPARENT CAUSE FOR TER
ROR IN ST. PETERSBURG.
A DEMONSTRATION ANTICIPATED
But Did not Materialize , and the Day
Passes off Without Any '
Stuaents and Strikers at Sharon Erect
Barricades and - Elect Provisional
Government Police of Pabiance De
sert the Service.
KT. PETERSBURG, Oct. 26. St. Pe
tersburg was in a pan ie . today bnt to
a large extent without reason. The
most sensational rumors were in cir
culation and the shop keepers on all
except, a few of the principal streets
closed their stores and boarded up" the
doors and windows while the peaceful
inhabitants kept within doors. Anxiety
was evidenced in the whole atmosphere
of the city, but, so far nothing has in
curred to justify the fears. There were
General Trepoff, who has been placed
n command of the St. Petersburg gar
rison and given an additional division
of reinforcements, declares he Is amply
able to maintain order and the police
are allowing the strikers to vent their
enthusiasm so as to avoid a demonstra
tion. Trepoff instructed the police not
to interfere with the parades so long
as orderly but gave notice tonight he
was prepared to cope with any disor
der and the troops will be ordered to
morrow to use ball cartridges in ease
of an outbreak. -
By the . greatest exertions the gov
ernment today succeeded in moving
trains on a few railroads. Traffic has
resumed irregularly between St. Peters
ourg and Moscow and from Moscow
to Brest and Kazan. The first work
wns to move a trainload of cattle into
Moscow and St. Petersburg to, meet
the pinch of the approaching famine.
A scanty supply of provisions is arriv
ing over the Finland road on which
the employes refuse to strike. The sit
uation, however, is not regarded as
much improved. The strikers at the
meetings today are as firm as ever to
continue the strike and a full force of
the government railroad battalions is
almost helpless in the face of a general
strike of the railroads.
Picturesque details have been re
ceived of an uprising at Kharkoff
where the students and strikers took
possession of a locality In the center
of tne eity, threw upf barricades, con
structed a regular fortress aad elected
a provisional government.
This university garrison, which num
bered 3000, is well supplied with arms.
Dragoons arrived on the scene and fired
fusillades into the crowds, killing ten
wounding many. Matters have reached
such a state that a siege has been pro
claimed in the university district. Cool
heads on either side affected an ar
rangement which made it unnecessary
to storm the revolutionary citadel, the
defenders of . which marched out with
the full honors of war.
Witte Pleads for New System.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 26. Minor tu
mults are reported in other cities,, but
in general the strikers are adhering
to the determination to demonstrate
by orderly conduct their fitness for
self government. The strike has prov
ed effective in forcing the government
to speedy action on the measures slum
bering in the commision, and both will
draft a law creating a responsible min
istry and a statute granting the free
dom of assembly to be taken to the
emperor tomorrow ror his signature.
It is reported Witte on the promul
gation of the cabinet statute will is
sue a proclamation asking the nation
to give the new governmental system a
The source of funds apparently at
the command of the revolutionists is a
mystery. In Moscow the revolutionary
committee is allowing the strikers 10
cents daily, and has invested large
snms fn arms and ammunition. It.is
conjectured they are receiving aid from
abroad, perhaps some from America.
The, tactics of the revolutionists at
St. Petersburg . apparently create a
reign of terror. Warnings have been
sent to merchants! on prominent streets
to close in order to avoid pillage and
the torch. Doctors have been notified
to -discontinue their visits to the sick
on pain of death. . Apprehension ap
parently exists in imperial circles, and
it is reported the imperial yacht is
constantly ' under steam for emergency
The Socialist leaders are organizing
a movement for the sale of arms to the
' .Looks Bad at Warsaw.
Wsrsaw, Oct. 26. At 'Pabiasce; ia
the government of Plotrakofa the dra
goons fired . Ob ft demonstration ot 4000
workmen,, killing fourteen. The , mili
tary petrol 4 today refused to mount
guard on the streets. Many policemen
arc leaving the service.
Fear; for Its Safety.
, Berlin, Oct, 26. he v Prussian rail
way authorities announce the suspen
sion, of the shipment of , freight into
Russia via-Mlawka because tho Rus
sian roads are nuable tar forward it to
, Spreads to Siberia. .
Krasnoyarsk, i Eastern Siberia, Oct
26. A strike has started on the Siber
COAST LEAGUE SCORES.
SAN - FRANCISCO, Oct, 20. San
Francisco, 4; Portland, 3.
Los Angeles, Oct. 26. Los Angeles,
1; Seattle, 7. J. . ,
Oakland, OeL 26. Oakland, 0; Ta
coma, 2. .. ,. ,
MAINE TEACHERS IN SESSION.
PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 2G- The an
nual meeting of the Maine Teachers'
Association began its sessions at the
eity hall ia this city today with an
attendance of several hundred visit
ing teachers, the largest in the his
tory of the association. The initial
session', which was presided over by
President Prescott Keyes of Bangor,
was given over to adlresses of wel
come by Gov. Cobb, and Mayor Baxter,
and a response by W. W. Stetson, state
superintendent of schools. Miss Sarah
Louise Arnold, dean of Simons College
of 'Boston, delivered an address on
"The School of Today." This even
ing Talcotl Williams 'of Philaielphia,
addresses the association.
TRANSPORT LENA COMMISSIONED
WASHINGTON, -Oct. 26 The navy
department is informed that the trans
port Lena, interned at Kan Francisco
since last spring, left the-navy yard to
day and will sail for a Russian port
Sunday. . "
MAKES BIG HAUL
TWO SALOONS AND CONFECTION-
ERY STORE, OF DALLAS, EN
TERED AND RANSACKED.
About Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars
In Cash and Four Revolvers Stolen
and Property Damaged Considerably
During Process of Burglary.
DALLAS, Or., Oct. 26. (Special to
Statesman.) Some time between 3
and 4 o'clock this morning two saloons
and one confectionery store ot this
city were forcibly entered by some un
known persons and money and property
stolen aggregating a value of about
i250, while the damage to property, In
cident to the burglaries, will add an
other 50 to the loss. Although the
police have some suspicions as to the
identity of the guilty parties, there
is no absolute clue to work upon and
they are still at large, but an effort
is being made to apprehend them.
The saloons entered, by means of the
back doors, were that of Matthews &
Mattison and the 'lub, " and the con
fectionery store was that of W. R.
Ellis, all ia the main part of the city.
The work was accomplished without at
tracting the slightest attention, not
even on the part of the night police
force, and 4he robbery was not discov
ered until daylight this morning. Of
the saloons that of Matthews k Matti
son was the heaviest loser, as about
$150 in cash was secured from the cash
register and tills, while in the "Club '
saloon the, balance of the bulk of cash
was stolen, and four revolvers were se
cured from both. Five or six dollars
in .change was taken from the confec
tionery store, but the front, door, by
which entrance was gained, wss liter
ally ruined, it having been battered in
and shattered, inflicting damage to tie
extent of about !..
All of the officers in the cities, coun
ties and towns of the valley have been
notified of the robbery and there is
some hope entertained of the early ap
prehension of the culprits.
HE TAKES ISSUE
SENATOR FORAKER DISAGREES
WITH TAFT ON RAILROAD
- RATE QUESTION.
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Commerce Commission Should Not Be ,
Power to Regulate People Already j
Have Recourse Agaitst Oppressive
Shippers Should Be Shielded. '
CINCINNATI, Oct. 26. In a stale
ment given to the press today .-tcna-"
torForaker makes answer to Secret
ary Taft's rate legislation speech at
Akron. For a ker believes the giving'
of the 'interstate commerce commission
the rate making power is a poor rem
edy for the existing evil. The pres-'
ent law, he . states, affords an ample!
oportunity for an appeal to the courts .
by any community wuich believes it,
is being discriminated against. . j
He would, however, amend the law,'
not by making toe railroa.Is invariably
stand the expense of the litigation, but
by empowering the court to fix the ex
pense on the government or the rail
road, though never on the saipper
lor the reason tnat suea suits are in
the Interest of shippers at large, aad
the barden of the litigating . shipper,
therefore, should be borne by the gov
ernment. ARE SUBJECT TO. APPB0VAL.
The state bind board concluded its
session of several days yesterday after
noon, when it was announced that the
:t of rules and regulations, blank
forms of application, contract, ete.,as
submitted by the Des Chutes Irrigation
k Power Company, is conformity with
the provisions of the Carey arid land
act, have been carefully gone over and
revised to suit the board, bnt what ac
tion has been taken will not be given
ouT for publication until next week,
when the board will submit the docu
ments to the consideration and approval
of the representatives of the irrigation
company. It wilt then be given out,
but final action will not be taken until
thes settlers will hare been given a
chance to consider the requirements
carefully and pronouneethem satisfac
tory or otherwise.
ItY'T TTTHTC TT
GROVES CLEVELAND POOH-PO0II3
NEW YORE DEMOCRACY.
HE ENDORSES MAYOR McCLELLAlI
But Criticises Manner in - Which the
Democrats Are Conducting
Three-Cornered Political Fight Is
Crowded With Important Events
tNew York Republicans Will Substi
tute Jerome in Place of Flammer.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26. Events of un
usual importance marked today's three
cornered fxditical fight. In addition to
the probable endorsement of W. T.
Jerome for district attorney by the He
publicans, Mayor McClellan received a
letter from ex-President Cleveland en
dorsing bis candidacy and eritieiritig
the ''evidences of rank hysteria" which
appeared in the campaign. Each of the
three candidates for mayor' addressed
from six to eight , meetings in Man
hattan nnd Brooklyn, and Jerome, also,
pushed forward in his independent cam
paign. Jerome Gains in Favor.
New York, Oct. 26. With only one
dissenting vote and acting under n
leal opinion rendered by Joseph II.
t'hoate, the Republican county commit
tee late today decided to reconvene the
New York county convention tomorrow
night, the call carrving with It the rec
ommendation that William Travers Je
rome be nominated for district attor
ney to fill the vacancy created by thn
retirement of. Charles A.Flammer front
the ticket. The -rommittev which wns
almost unanimously in favor of Jerome,
today oppose his nomination by a vote
of 27 to S, when his name was suggested
for nomination a few weeks ago. The
conditions created iy the campaign has
caused tahe change in sentiment, which
culminated in the withdrawal of Flam
mer. ' . . j "
Locked in bteel Cage Over Night tho
Prisoners Are Gone in the
HEPPNER, Or., Oct. 26. The second
jail-break in the past two months oc
curred here Thursday morning. Fred
Fehrman, alleged wife-beater, who two
months ago -tore a hole In the wall and
escaped, but was captured by Sheriff
Shutt the next day, and Fred Creigh-
ton, a young fellow charged with burg
lary, made their escape by knocking a
hole in the corridor wall next to a
window over the steel cage.
Deputv Sheriff Hill took the men
their supper and locked' them in tho
cage for the night, but in locking tho
cage door it is supposed in some man
ner he faded to get the slide properly
fastened. It was by sliding the door
back that the prisoners gained access
to the corridor.
In the outer corridor, with the naa
of some tool, they pried the mortar
out, loosening the rock, thus making a
hole large enough to crawl through.
Creighton is suspected of being a
hard criminal, wanted for horsesteal
ing at different places. Nothing is
known against Fehrman aside from the
charge of wife-beating.
Sheriff Shntt and a posse of men are
out in search of the escapes.
GREEKS FOUND GUILTY.
Rioters Will Be Sentenced at Roseburg
ROSEBURG, Or, Oct. 26. After one
hour's deliberation over the case of
Ion. Georges and Peter Demas, the two
Greeks on trial for riot at Glenbrook,
October 10, a verdict of guilty was re
turned. Demas was recommended to
the mercy of the court, and Judge
Hamilton fixed nest Friday morning st
10 o'clock for passing sentence upon
Georges and Demas, and on Anton
Mizies, who have been convicted of the
crime. A motion for a new trial will
be argued Friday morning. James
I'hilantes, the Greek who was dis
missed Saturday evening and rearrest
ed on a charge of assault with a dan
gerous weapon on John A. Peterseim,
the gang foreman, whoso wife wns
killed in the riot, will be tried before
Justice, Long Thursday. .
FAMINE RAISES PRICES.
VANCOUVER, B. c!, Oct. 'W With
Inmbcr prices pot up a dollar a thou
sand within a week, and a log famine
threatening,, both consumer and mill
man, of Britsh Columbia are dissatis
fied with the present conditions in the
lumber trade. Tho lowest . rate on
rough lumber In this city now . is $11)
per thousand. .'-.,'
-Millmen say this is due to higher
prices of logs, arising from a s-arcitv
which has been caused chiefly by. the
provincial government's ruling nolo;s
In the rougH may be exported to -the
United States. A number of logging
camps shut down when it was seen the
authorities - were determined to carry
out this regulation, and camps main
tained by the local mills were nnal Ac
to keep the supply op to the demand.
BREAKS ALL RECORDS.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 20.-Vltb
the largest eargo of fresh halibut evrr
brought in by a single Vessel to av
port in the world, the fishing stear. r
San Juan is at Seattle from - Alaslt i.
The cargo consisted of a quarter of a.
million pound of fish, nearly equal to
the total output for a month at U! . i