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THE " MORNING OREGONI AN, TUESDAY, OCTOBEB 16, 1900.
PORTAGE ROAD LAGS
Paul F. Mohr's Enterprise in
CREDITORS NOT WILLING TO WAIT
Construction Company Falls to Keep
Agreements "With, the P&rent
Corporation History of It.
Negotiations for an amicable adjust
xnent of the affairs of the Central Navi
gation & Construction Company have
tolled, and Paul F. Mohr's transportation
enterprise Is again embarrassed. The con
struction company has failed to perform
f Its contract with the parent corporation.
Mr. Mohr says he expects to refinance
the construction company in five or six
"Weeks after the election shall be settled
and then all -vrill move forward serenely
again. The trouble comes, he says, from
the fact that the company had not suf
ficient capital to carry through the work
...it undertook. Its authorized capital .was
only $250,000. Mr. Mohr proposes to file
supplementary articles Increasing this
capitalization to about 5450,000, which. He
says, will be ample for all the purposes
In the meantime, more or less disinteg
ration promises to take place. The steam
er .Klickitat is left to be sold In Port
land today to satisfy various mechanics'
liens and attachments, amounting to a
total of about $25,000. Nobody seems to
understand just now these claims stand,
but It Is conceded by all that time would
be necessary to straighten out the tangle,
Tend as time. If granted, would be at the
expense of the creditors, and the final
outcome by no means clear, the creditors
could not agree upon the extension, and
the business will take Its course. Up to
& lata hour yesterday it was expected
that an arrangement would be made for
a stay bond or Intervention that would
prevent the sale of the Klickitat today,
but all efforts in that direction failed of
result. Until the sale actually shall take
place, intervention is possible, but it Is
not looked for. It would come from cred
itors not represented by the Hens under
which the sale is ordered, and on the
ground that the sale would dissipate re
sources that might be used to better ad
vantage in discharging the debts of the
The labor liens against the Klickitat
amount to about $4800. Then there are a
lot of attachments for claims, aggregat
ing nearly $20,000, for supplies and mate
rials. Much confusion has come Into the
case by reason of the uncertainty as
to the legal status of the uncompleted
boat. Decisions of courts are quoted to
the effect that a hull without the other
parts necessary to its use is not a boat
subject to a labor Hen. Then in this case
the property was In the hands of the
Sheriff on attachment of Mays & Crow,
of The Dalles, when laborers got a writ
of arrest, and the Sheriff took possession
for them. This Is by some held to be an
illegal proceeding, because the owner of
the property has no notice. Some of the
creditors who appeared to have the op
tion of a mechanic's lien or an attach
ment chose the one or the other, and
the question of priority is left open, as Is
also the point as to whether they have
taken the proper remedy. These and
other legal questions make the situation
of the Klickitat very complicated, and
nobody knows the amount of the claims
that lawfully attach to her. Still, it Is
said there will be several bidders at the
jBale today, and itris intimated "that if -she
baJJ bring anything like a reasonable
price there will be no trouble" about
straightening out the title. The hull as
Itstands, Mr. Mohr says, represents about
Two other steamers of the company
are aTallable to pay its debts the Uma
tilla, at Pasco, which is in about the
same stage of construction as the Klick
itat, and the Billings, a completed steam
boat, which Is, unfortunately, hanging on
-a rock in the Columbia a ishort distance
above The Dalles. Mr. Mohr says the
Billings is not much injured, and that
she is worth $35,000. The three boats he
values at about $80,000. But how to get
those assets applied to the liquidation of
debts is not entirely clear the kind of
service necessary and how various claims
may attach. Before this shall be cleared
up, Mr. Mohr says he expects to -have
plenty of money to pay off all floating
claims and to go forward with his trans
Beside the $25,000, more or less, of debts
pressing for adjustment, there is about
$57,000 of claims in the hands of bankers
with whom arrangements for accommoda
tion have been made. These do not figure
ln the present readjustment.
. One of the largest creditors says the
claims for labor performed on the KUck
itat aggregate about $6700; there are
claims .against the boat for about $2000
more on account of labor otherwise per
formed for the company; there is a judg
ment for another $2000, and other labor
claims to the amount of' between $6000
and $7000 that would attach as boat Hens.
tloa Company is the owner of right of
"Rray, track, etc., it contracted with the
contsruction company for the building
of the Tailroad and steamers and was
to pay in its own bonds at par for the
cost of the work. Those bonds will
not bring money until the line shall be
in actual operation, hence the present
embarrassment. It is also said that
faulty estimates of the company's port
captain are responsible for $50,000 of the
shortage of funds, and that . another
.shortage of $40,000 is accounted for by the
failure of some of the stockholders In
the construction, company to pay their
The construction company haying
failed to .keep its agreements it is said
the parent corporation will likely have
a- claim for damages, tl Is also pointed
out that If the creditors .allow the. assets
of the construction company to be dis
sipated by piecemeal sales they will get
only what may be immediately realised
and will materially retard the completion
of the road and the sale of the bonds
which is expected to put everything easy.
The stockholders want time and the cred
itors want money, and the creditors hold
the governing hand Just now.
"We beUeve our enterprise will be a big
agency for the development of the Co
lumbia Valley," said Mr. Mohr to a re
porter last evening. "I know we have
the opposition of railroad Influences, which
are powerful In all the money centers, but
I think this is based on wrong premises.
In Germany canals are built to parallel
railroad lines and it Is found that the
additional development thus brought
gives Increased business to the railroads
and they thrive better with the canals.
In this case I believe our cheapening the
cost of transportation In the Columbia
basin will result In developing the coun
try and there will be more business for
the railroads afier the new forces shall
have got in operation, and a little time
BhaH be al'owed for the readjustment.
Cheap transportation is what the country
needs to get ahead. Then It will in
crease its output and the railroads, as
well as other agencies, will profit from
"Wa have practically got our portage
road completed, but wo lack money to
equip it Just now election uncertain
ties makes it difficult to get money, but
after the election shall be settled I have
no doubt we shall get all the money we
need and go ahead with the proect." ,
"COTTON BALE TRUST
(Continued from First Pace.)
ver If elected. He has not answered
whether he will refuse to receive the
electoral votes of North, Carolina, because
obtained for him by a flagrant violation
of the doctrine of the consent of the gov
erned, which he so ardently champions
when he seeks to apply It "to the Tagal
bands on the other side of the globe. He
has not answered the question why he
supports in Kentucky a faction of the
Bryanized Democracy which, seeks to de
prive and has deprived white men as well
as black, "ex-Confederates as well as ex
Union soldiers, Gold Democrats and sil
ver Democrats as well' as Republicans,
of their right to cast their votes as they
wish and to have them counted, as cast.
He has not answered the' questions as to
'town, and Moorhead, enthusiastic crowds
Shortly after 1 o'clock the train left
for Ashland, where Governor Roosevelt
received the most enthusiastic demon
istratlon of 'the day. The big Iron and
steel works of Ironton, O., across the
river, closed to permit all of -their em
ployes, to attend. The Governor's speech
was applauded liberally.
BIG STRIKE IN ENGLAHD.
Lightermen on the Thames Disturb
the Shipping; Business.
LONDON, Oct. 15. About 15,000 Thames
lightermen struck this morning; consid
erably dislocating trade. The strike Is
the outcome of some differences as to the
interpretation of Lord. Urassey's award
which terminated the great strike of 1883.
Some of the employers claim the right,
under the award, to fix the hour at which
THESE WASHINGTON FUSIONISTS
HAVE DECLARED FOR M'KINLEY
History of the Company.
The Central Navigation & Construction
Company was organized a year or so ago
asthe constructing arm of the Columbia
Railway & Navigation Company, which
is the real Paul P. Mohr transportation
concern. The Columbia Railway & Nav
igation Company was organized In 1885
with a capital of $2,000,000. Its immediate
purpose was to build 22 miles of portage
railway at the dalles of the Columbia, so
as to form a connection between steam
ers on the upper and lower river. It was
calculated that about 700 miles of inland
navigation would be opened by this
scheme. Eventually it was expected that
auxiliary companies could build feeders
in the form of railway lines from Spo
kane, Takima, Walla Walla, Pendleton
and through Gilliam County to the river,
where the company's boats would receive
and deliver freight by cheap water trans
portation. It was also expected that with
the success of the enterprise the Gov
ernment would make improvements at
Priest Rapids and Hock Island, which
would let steamers up to the Okanogan
and that there a dam would be built that
-would afford slack-water navigation away
np Into mining country. This would give
transportation line, not including the rail
feeders, about 1200 miles Jong. This would
reach the Clearwater country of Idaho,
the Snake river -valley as far as Asotin,
Washington, and the Columbia from
Northern Washington to the sea, to say
Nothing of the Willamette.
The portage at the dalles was the first
construction problem to engage attention.
At various times between 1885 and 1894
the Columbia Railway & Construction
Company worked en that link without
any intermediate agency, so that when
the Central Navigation & Construction
Company was organized and took hold
of the project last year it found nearly
half the work done. The parent com
pany had spent about $303,000 there. The
present construction company has put in
another $300,000, which practically com
pletes the 10 miles of portage necessary
to put the system in operation, irom
Celilo Palls to the Big Eddy. Though nav
igation to those termini is attended with
come difficulty, it was deemed tolerable
.until 12 miles more of the portage line
could be built, carrying the upper end of
the portage to Columbus, seven miles
above Celilo Palls, and the lower end to
Crate Point, Ave miles below the Big
Eddy and opposite the City of The Dalles.
One steamer 'below and two steamers
above were expected to handle the traffic
that should offer at the beginning.
ivcuuions ox ue itto ioap&aiesi i
Brooklyn. Beat Pittsburgh In
First of the Series.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Oct 15. Tho serYes
of ball games between Brooklyn and
Pittsburg for the world's championship
and possession of a $500 trophy, a solid
silver punch bowl, was begun today at
Exposition Park, in the presence df 4000
persons. The team winning three games
out of the five is to have absolute posses,
sion of the trophy and the gate receipts
of the aeries will be divided among the
members of both teams who were signed
before September 15.
The first game Was won by Brooklyn
with hands down. "MoGlnnity, the "Iron
man," had his opponents completely at
his mercy up to the ninth Inning, allow
ing only three hits up to that time. In
the eighth inning McGlnnlty was being
run down by Waddell between third and
home, and In an attempt to dodge his
pursuer, McGlnnlty fell, striking his tem
ple hard on Waddell's knee. He was
laid out for three or four minutes, but
pluckllv went into the box and finished
the game. In the ninth he hit a batter,
gave a base on bolls; and two hits, saving'
Pittsburg a shut-out. Waddell was not
hit hard, but often, hits being made off
him in the third Inning. His support
was not of the best, O'Brien and Will-
lams making costly errors. The score:
Pittsburg .... 2 5 4Brooklyn 6 13 1
Batteries (dell and Zlmmer; TMc
Glnnlty and McGuIre. ,
For the Checker Championship. -
BOSTON, Oct. 15. The first of a series
of 40 games for the checker championship
of the world, and $2000 a side between
Charles P. Barker, of this city, and Rich
ard Jordan, of Edinburgh, was opened
at the American House today. The ar
ticles of agreement gaye the contestants
a range of the entire field of checker,
playing, the restrictions being according
to the Stuart Jordan system.
Bankrupt Boardlnar-Honse Keeper.
NEW YORK, Oct 15. A petition- in
bankruptcy was filled in the United States
District Court today by Effie S. HanMns,
a boarding house keeper, with liabilities
of $598,118; assets none. Among the credit
ors are Charles L. Hutchinson, $90,000;
James C. Hutchinson, $15,000; Northern
Trust Company, $276,000. All of the above
named creditors are residents of Chicago,
where the debts were contracted. These
liabilities arose on promissory notes which
the petitioner indorsed for her husband,
George V. Hanklns.
Director Foinei Recovering:.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15. Director of
Posts Fosnes, at Havana, who was suf
fering from a serious attack of yellow
fever, is entirely out of danger.
HAVANA, Oct IS. Major Peterson,
Chief Commissary, and Prank W. Hayes,
general manager of the Havana branch
of the North American -Trust Company,
who were. token down with yellow fever
last Thursday,-are not expected to live.
"Why Mills Closed Dorm.
NEW YORK, Oct '15. President Garry,
of the Federal Steel Company, said today
that the closllng of the company's mills
at Lorraine, O., Is for the purpose of
making much-needed repairs. In regard
to the proposed Union Steel Company,
which Is said to be In' process of forma
tion, Mr. Garry said that he knew
Jfew Chilean Cabinet.
VALPARAISO, Chile, Oct 15. The
Chilean Ministerial crisis has been solved
by the formation of a new Cabinet as
follows: 'Premier, Ellas Albano; Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Salinas;
Minister of Justice, Emtio Codeldo; Min
ister of Finance, Ramon Santellces; Min
ister of War, Rlcardo Peres, and Minis
ter of Industries, Rafael Orrego.-
Hetnrn of Transports.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15. General Mac
Arthur notified the War Department to
day that the troop transports Slam and
Athenian have sailed for the United
States, and the transport Frederica ar
rived at Manila today. The Frederica
carried detachments of Batteries C and
IS., of the Seventh Artillery, three officers
and S5 men from San Francisco.
Here is a partial record of' former Washington Populists, Democrats and Silver-Republicans
who ore now supporting- theRepublican ticket: '
Colonel Frank Wllkeson, 'formerly Popuifst member of the Legislature of the
State of Washington, and -who was one time' associate editor of .the New York
Sun. has rejected Bryan lam. .
Hiram Hammer, one'of the .ablest Populists In Washington State: "I believed
that ' unless we had free silver, want and destitution would follow. The reverso
1b true." '
John H. Slipper, Hamilton, "Wash., one of -the largest merchants in the Upper
Skagit Valley, and a Democrat.
Dr. M. BrMattlco, Sedro-WooIley,Wasb., a leading physician and lite-long
A. Lyons, Burllngtop, Wash., an enthusiastic 'faslonist in 1696-08.
C. E. Bingham, Mayor of Sedro-Woolley, "Wash., head of the banklng.houas
of C. B. Bingham & Co., who his always been a stanch Democrat.
Henry Thompson, Birdsview, Wash., an extensive rancher and old-line Demo
crat. N. W. Carpenter, Mount Vernon, Wash.,' , large sawmill owner and a Pop
ulist J. B. Holbrook, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., bank cashier and an active Democrat
Thomas W. B. Thomson, Hamilton, Wash., mlneowner In the Upper Skagit,
"and a Populist.
Louis Kirkby, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., mall 'carrier and a Populist.
W. E. Sohrlcker, La Conner, Wash., head of , the Skagit County Bank, and an
Adam Huff, Bayview,. Wash., a rancher and' strong faslonist
M. O. Pease, Anacortes, Wash., mlneowner, and a good Democrat all his llf si
Colonel George G. Lyon, 'Seattle, newspaper proprietor and editor, expansion
ist former chairman Republican Territorial Committee, leader of Silver Repub
licans 1896. ' - ' ...
J. I. Teend, Walla Walla, farmer, present member State Senate, elected as
fusionlst 1896. Expansion. ' H
Dr. O. Vt Calhoun, Seattle, original Silver, Republican and one of .managers
fusion state campaign 1890. Expansion.
J. C. McCrimmon, North Takima, chairman PopSIist County Committee 1896.
M. E. Hay, Wilbur, original Sliver Republican and fusion organizer; Is now
chairman Lincoln County Republican Committee, and nominee for State Senate.
Dr. J. C. House, Port Townsend, formerly chairman Idaho Republican Terrl
toxial Committee; Sliver Republican and fusion organizer this state 1896; chair
man Jefferson County 'Republican Committee 1898. Expansion.
George S. Courter, North Takima, secretary Sliver Republican State Central
Committee 1896. Expansion. ,
L. C. Whitney, Everett ex-Pros ecutlng Attorney Snohomish County. Finance
and expansion. '
F. M. Sanders, Entiat, Chelan County, business man. Expansion.
George Donworth, leading attorney of Seattle. Finance and expansion. -Joslah
Collins, leading attorney, of Seattle. Finance and. expansion.
S. M. Shipley, attorney, Seattle, Silver Republican organizer and fusion nom
inee 'for State. Senate 1898. Expansion. i
Richard Gowan, attorney, Seattle. Finance and expansion.
Colonel W. M. Rldpath, mining man, Spokane, former Republican member and
Speaker Indiana House. of Representatives; .manager George Turner's Senatorial
'fight 1897. Expansionist
W. H. Plummer, attorney, Spokane, elected to State Senate as fusionlst 1896.
' Colonel J. J. Wetsenberger, iWhatcom, fusion campaign speaker 1896; original
Silver Republican; Major First Washington Regiment Volunteers In Philippines;
delegate to Republican state convention 1000;' present Colonel Washington Stats
National Guard. Expansion" ' ,"
D. G. Halght business" roan, Aberdeen, life-long Democrat. Expansion. . -Colonel
A. J. Tolkas, Aberdeen, merchant," llf o-long Democrat Expansion.
Mark Payette, Aberdeen, merchant. Expansion. , v
H. L. Blanchard, Chlmacum, Jefferson 'County, 'former member Board County
Commissioners, life-long Democrat; now president State Dairy Association. Ex
R. J. Chard,- Port Townsend, merchant life-Ions Democrat; Is for expansion
and against Democratic pro-Boer'sympathy.
.'Charles Pink, k Port Townsend,' ex-CItyCouncllman'and appointed Customs
Inspector under Cleveland Administration. Same reasons as Chard.
A. N. Godfrey, Port Townsend, ex-County' Surveyor; appointed Deputy Col
lector Customs under Cleveland Administration.' Expansion.
J. C. Prlngfe, editor Port Townsend Evening Call. Finance and expansion.
F. F. Marble, North Takima, elected County. Surveyor 1892; nominated for
same office by-f uslonlsts 1900; resigns from ticket and declares for McKlnley.
John Louden, 'leading business man North Takima. Expansion.
Judge C. G. Austin, Seattle, former member State Senate and elected Police
Judge Seattle on fusion ticket 1896. Original Silver Republican. Expansion.
Solon T. Williams, Seattle, Silver 'Republican; elected to the State Legislature
as fusionlst 1896. Expansion, '
W. A. Peters, attorney, Seattle; former Democrat Expansion.
N. J. Craig, Everett chairman Populist county convention 1896; member City
John McRae, Everett life-long Democrat and leading party worker; ex-City '
Councilman. .Expansion. ' '
A. W. Criswell, Everett leading Populist Expansion.
Harry Knowles, Snohomish, fusion Chief Deputy Sheriff 1896-98.
J. M. H&lden, Ortlng, People's Party organizer 1898. Expansion.
James Coplan, business man, Ortlng. Expansion.
Henry Beckett Ortlng,' Assessor Pierce County" 1896; 'elected on fusion ticket n
H. P. Bulger, Tacoma, People's Party speaker and club organiser 1896; Repub
lican organizer 1898. Expansion. - t -,.
M. B. Harben, Seattle, fusion speaker ' and organizer-1896-98. Member King
County Republican convention 1000. Expansion.
DESTRUCTION OF TlbLU
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whether he will condemn Mr. Croker's
associates In New York for themselves
being stockholders in the ice trust, ' and
doing .all they can to prevent Its disso
lution, while in public hypocritically de
"Let Mr. Bryan answer these ques
tions, aa I have answered every question
he has raised, and I will put some more."
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 15,-Governor
Roosevelt was tendered a hearty recep
tion when his special -train reached here
this morning, making the first stop of
the day. A splendid crowd greeted him
and expressions of enthusiasm were
heard on every hand. Governor Roose
velt spoke from a stand In front of the
courthouse, being introduced by ex-Congressman
W. C. P. Breckinridge and ex
Controller M. J.' Durham, who served dur
ing Cleveland's first Administration. A
feature of the demonstration wau a pa
rado, In which were severeal hundred
Rough Riders. The Governor said, ' in
"In a sense, there Is a peculiar state
contest in Kentucky, but no contest for
the fundamental rights of manhood can
be merely a state contest Last year you
elected a Legislature to choose a Senator
and saw a Legislature that had not been
elected choose a different Senator, and
there the Nation comes In with its rights.
I hope and believe that the upper house,'
like the lower house, will decide that no
man shall be admitted to sit within Its
walls whose election was attended with
fraud and with a threat against the rights
of the people. The danger of imperial
Ism In this country comes from ourselves
If we do wrong. Never will we see our
Government fall unless we connive at and
condone the outrages upon the ballot,
that corruption of the franchise whicn
puts in power against the will of the
people those ' who sit In office and de
prives' of the office the men, honestly
elected to sit there. I want to speak
especially to those Democrats 'who still
remain under the influence of a party
name that has lost all Its significance.
At present your leaders are persuading
you to' follow them on the ground that
they have cheated in your interest. Tour
party leaders who cheat for your inter
ests, if It agrees with their ' Interests,
would cheat you as they have previously
cheated their foes."
At Winchester the Governor was
greeted by a 'large crowd. He spoke but
a 'few minutes and was reneatenlv
JSiil the Columbia. Pilway & Naviga-J The "Egtey" organ Wiley B. Allen Co. L cheered. At "Mount Sterling mining
R&tfebone's Property for Sale.
HAMILTON, Q., Oct IB. The Riley
block, belonging to E.-G. Rathbone, late
director of posts In, Cuba, was offered at
public sale today, but no bid was of
fered. The property was appraised at
$97,000. It was offered under a foreclosure
decree In fayor of W. P. Jones, of Uew
Pally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON,. Oot 15. The condition
of the treasury division of issue and re
demption at the beginning of business to
day was as follows:
Available cash balances $132,174 773
Gold coin 245,475,679
Plants to Consolidate.
SHARON, Pa., Oct 16. It is stated
here that all the plants of the Ameri
can Steel Casting Company are to be
Slcajirvrar Felt Eartaqnalce Snoclc
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 15. A severe
earthquake shock was felt for several
seconds at Skagway last Tuesday.
the day's work Is to commence, according
to the requirements of business. But
the 'employes dispute this claim, and
demand a fixed time for starting. Sev
eral hundred additional lightermen. It Is
announced, will join the strikers, and
numberless dock laborers, stevedores and
laborers will be indirectly affected.
Driven Ashore in Gale and Wrecked.
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct 15. The bark
(Merom. of. San Francisco, owned by, the
Alaska Packer s' Association, was driven
ashore and totally wrecked on Kadlak
Island in a gale on the afternoon of Oc
tober 6. A sailor of the crew, known as
Dutch Bill, remained on the vessel and
-went down with her. Fifteen others on
board, including- Captain Peterson, es
capedby swimming to shore through the
surf. The bark was- broken to pieces
shortly, after striking. -Her cargd at the
time consisted of 50,000 cases of salmon.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oot 15. The ninth
annual: convention of tho Master Horse
shoers' National Association began a five
days' session, with delegates from 100
cities present. The convention will tako
up. subjects touching on a more complete
system of regulating apprentices at horse
shoeing. Legislation will also be an Im
Japanese and Other Foreigners
Bnrned the , City Americans
Did Not Participate.
TIEN TSIN, China, Sept lS.-Re-yond
the destruction of the city, the ex
pedition to Tu Lui, the results of which
have already been cabled by the Assd
clated press, was profitless. The mili
tary commanders believe, however, that
it j,was morally profitable, as the force
employed was lmpressiveiand the line of
march was through a thickly poulated
and rich section, and one in which it Is
said tho Boxers have ruled with a high
Acting on reliable information that the
Boxers were assembling in considerable
numbers at and near Tu Lui, General Dor
ward some weeks since began the prep
aration of an expedition to that point.
Not a shot was fired during the five days'
march, and the only casualty was the
killing of one Sikh trooper during the
looting of Tu1 Lui.
The exp'editlon was composed of three
columns, with a total strength of some
thing over 4000 men of all arms. General
Dorward personally commanded tho col
umn which followed- the right bank of
the canal. This was composed of the
First Bengal Lancers, 100 of the Twenty
fourth Punjabs, 100 men of the Beloochl3
tans, 100 of the Madras Infantry, 200 of
the Fifteenth United States Infantry, un
der command of Major Robertson, and
150 Italian Infantry.
The center column marched up tho left
bank of the canal about three miles from
the right .column. It consisted Of two
Japanese Blege guns, 500 Italian Infantry
and 100 Punjab pioneers, a detachment
of British sappers and miners.
The left column swept across the coun
try about five 'miles from the center col
umn, taking In a number of villages oft
the canal. This column was composed ot
one battery of Royal Horse Artillery, the
Sixth Bengal Lancers, Third Bombay
Cavalry, the Bengal 'Sappers and Miners,
350 Japanese Infantry, the same number
of Italian' Infantry, 200 Russian Infantry,
50 men of the Wei Hal Wei National
Chinese Regiment 100 Sikhs, and a de
tachment of 100 men of the Seventh Raj
puts. The Germans and French were
General Dorward accompanied the ca
nal column because of the opportunity
afforded by its route to Inspect a large
number of villages and talk with the na.
tlves. Leaving Tien Tsln, shortly after
daybreak on the morning of the 8th, the
columns passed through village after vil
lager and a country rich beyond descrip
tion In gardens, vineyards and orchards.
At? many of the villages the General was
mot by deputations of head men, with
offerings of great baskets of luscious Chi
nese grapes, peaches and pears, while In
that of Yang Tui Cheng, where the first
night's camp was pitched tho villagers
furnished firewood and built a bridge ot
Junks over which the column passed next
Breaking camp at 3 o'clock the column
passed over the junk bridge which had
been- constructed by the villagers over
night, and some bad marching ensued. A
heavy rain had swept over the country
the preceding night rendering the 'trails
' The American troops were the worst
sufferers, being much hampered by tne
amount of impediments they carried. The
other troops were In light marching order,
while the American Infantrymen trudged
along with blanket rolls, shelter tents
and a day's cooked rations.
About 10 o'clock o'n the mornlpg of the
9th the column debouched into the road
which follows the canal, and almost at
the same Instant the head- of the center
column appeared on the opposite bank,
while couriers .and signal men reported
that the third column was moving into
position. An hour later the three col
umns marched IntpTuLul unopposed, find
ing an officer and eight men of the Bengal
Lancers had entered the city two hours
before and taken possession without firing
a shot Tu Lui was practically deserted.
It was plainly apparent that the Boxers
had had ample warning of the expedition,
and had succeeded In removing all guns
i Shortly-before dark the Japanese on the
right bank began to fire -that part of the
town, while the clusters of small houses
on the outskirts were burned by the
Sikhs. At daybreak on the morning ot
thp 12th the troops broke camp and a de
tail remained behind to finish the destruc
tion of Tu-Lul. This was accomplished In
a most thorough manner, the smoke from
the burning city being visible In Tien
The Americans did not participate in
the burning. Major Robertson kept his
men close In quarters, and they were not
permitted to Join In the general looting of
his Adutant-GeneraL Captain Hutchin
son, of the Sixth Cavalry.
REBELS JOIN FORCES.
Southern Insurgents Anxious to Gain
Respect of Foreigners.
HONG KONG, Oct 15. A column of
troops was dispatched this morning to
the Kowloon frontier, with the object of
barrinxr armed refugees, either rebels or
imperial troops, from enterlnff.Brltlsh ter
ritory, when defeated. The rebels are
reported to be 3000 strong 30 miles north of
the British frontier. A thousand of Ad
miral Ho's troops are in pursuit of them,
while. 2000 Chinese troops have left Can
ton overland to Intercept the rebels.
Admiral Ho bos Informed the govern
ment that the rebellion was carefully
planned. The rebels are anxious to con
ciliate the villagers and gain the respect
of foreigners, hence the absence of out
rage and pillage. All Indications point
to the rising belnff widespread. Out
breaks occurred simultaneously in several
centers of Kwang Tuns- and Kwans: St
Apparently, Kang Yu Wei, Sun Yat Son
and the Triads have amalgamated their
force in the common cause the over
throw of Manchu rule in South China.
Some positive Indication of the attitude
of the foreign powera is- anxiously
A French launch was captured by pi
ratea, October 13, near Mong Chow. The
pirates secured J32.000 in specie.
JAPAIT ACCEPTS FRE.VCE PROPOSAL
Gersaany the Only Povrer That Has
PARIS, Oct 15. Germany Is tha only
power which has not replied formally to
France's note on China, though she has
verbally accepted its terms. Japan's an
swer, received today, accepts the pro
posals, retaining only one condition. This
refers to the permanent prohibition of the
importation of arms. While agreeing
with the principle, Japan offers sugges
tions as to how the prohibition can best
A dispatch received at the French For
eign Office from Hankow, dated October
13, says the Chinese court arrived at
Sinan' Fu October 12.
It is officially understood that if on In
ternational conference at Tho Hague re
garding the settlement of the Chinese In
demnity question is finally decided upon,
it will not discuss with China the amount
of compensation she must pay, but will
confine its labors to fixing and distribu
ting the proportion of the indemnity
which shall go to the several countries
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Objects of -the Hispano-American
Congress, to Meet in Madrid.
No Hope for Peary Steamer.
ST.1 JOHNS, Oct. 15. The sealing steam
er Kate, which has just visited Cumber
land Inlet with supplies for the American
whaling steamer, reports that nothing has
been seen or heard of the Peary steamer
Windward. Hope of her return this Fall
is now practically abandoned.
IMPORTANT TO TOURISTS.
The Rio Grande Western has arranged
for another of ltc popular personally con
ducted tourist excursions. This will leave
Salt Lake City every Sunday evening,
and run into Chicago, via the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad. This arrangement gives
passengers, who have an objection to
traveling Sundays, an opportunity "to pass
that day In the Mormon capital, 'and also
to attend the public services at the Tab
ernacle: The Rio Grande Western's oth
er excursions leave Portland. Mondays
over the. Mlb30url Pacific and Chicago &
Alton; Tuesdays, over the Rock Island
route; Wednnsdays, over the Burlington
route; Thursdays, over both the 'Burling
ton and Missouri Pacific and Alton.
For full particulars as to rates, an .
Bieeping-car reservations, apply t to J. D
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CHANCE TO MAKE A FORTUNE.
A Money Changer Conld Do Weir in
d Pelcln Now.
'PEKIN, Sept 15. A money changer
with a few thousand, dollars' capital
could legitimately make a fortune here
In the course of a few weeks under pres
ent conditions. Coins and bank notes of
all nations float around and are generally
accepted by everybody. The Mexican dol
lar, which Is the coin of commerce In
China, generally goes In ordinary times
at the rate of two for one American.
Now, however, for an American J5 gold
piece you get $12, while on the other hand
for 'an English sovereign, which is not
worth as much as a $5 gold piece, you
can get ,$14. The reason for this Is that
the sovereign is the best known and liked
coin -in the Orient, and the Japanese and
Indian soldiers are anxious to convert
their silver Into gold.
At tho prize-fund sale of loot, which
takes place dally at theBrltlsh Legation,
Colonel Scott Moncrelff, the presiding
officer, -takes in coin and bills of almost
every civilized power and has a regular
list of exchange based on the value of
,the Mexican dollar, in which coinage the
bidding takes place. The price of lump
sliver Is going down, partly because men
with large amounts endeavoring to
leave have had their silver seized by
the military power and a demand made
as to where they obtained it
In a campaign like the present, where
the troops of so many notions have met
and watched one another's peculiarities
and characteristics, the conduct of the
troops of any one nation as a whole is
especially Interesting to watch, and
America can proudly boast that the men
representing her in China have proved
themselves the equal If not the superior
of ,any troops In China.
The unexampled conduct of the Ameri
cans has given General- Chaffee on Influ
ence at the meetings of Generals which
are held every other day ahead of that of
any other General. It Is not disparaging
either to General Chaffee's hard common
sense, which, according to other Gene
rals, has helped them to solve many a
knotty problem,' nor his personal popular
ity, both among the diplomats and the
Generals, but It Is unquestionable that
his Influence has been greatly Increased
through Delng the leader of a body of
men who have distinguished themselves
not only in the face of the enemy, but
equally so against the temptations that
exist in a city like Pekin under existing
It is also said among foreign officers
that the workings of the Adjutant-General's
office of the Americans is much
quicker and much more satisfactory than
that of any other nation, and probably
the best known and liked officer of the
NEW YORK, Oct 15. Important politi
cal and international results may follow
the meeting of the Hispano-American
congress, which has been called to meet
in Madrid on November 11, and to which
all the Spanish-American countries of
Central and South America have been In
vited to send representatives, say3 the
Washington correspondent of the Herald.
Avowedly the purpose' of the congress
is to bring the Spanish-speaking peoples
of the world Into closer commercial and
literary relations. It has been hinted,
however, that the real purpose Is much
more important and looks to closer po
litical relations as well, and the mutual
support of all Spanish peoples by each
other. "In International difficulties In
which other races are Involved. It Is even
sold that the proposed drawing together
of the Spanish-speaking peoples Is aimed
particularly at the two great English
speaking nations of the world the United
States and Great Britain and that the
immediate object to be sought is to pre
vent Anglo-American control or political
aggression In Central or South America.
The United States, though now having
Spanish-speaking peoples under its sov
ereignty, has not been Invited to send
representatives to the congress, and prob
ably because the United States Is not to
be a party to the congress In any way the
governments of Central and South Ameri
ca have not "seen flt to notify their rep
resentatives of the action on the invita
tions addressed to them. This failure
to forward official information and the
apparent lack of interest in the press of
their respective countries have led pan
American diplomats to the conclusion that
the congress will furnish nothing of In
terest .and that Its results will be unim
portant Among these diplomats the report that
the congress has political objects Is dis
credited, but no doubt exists that now
Spain has lost her colonies she Is anx
ious to And a market for her products
and is willing to give preferential tariff
in return for similar privileges, and that
she is naturally desirous of paving the
way to such a condition by establishing
intimate relations with the Spanish-speaking
nations ot the Western Hemisphere-
Dr. Eduardo Wilde. Minister of the Ar
gentine Republic, sald last night that he
understood that invitations had been ex
tended to all the South and Central Amer
ican Republics to participate In the
"So far as I am advised," he con
tinued,, "tho purpose of the congress Is
to bind more tlgntly the moral Interests
of Spain andi those of the same tongue In
the Western Hemisphere. The Idea of a
congress, the Initiation of a society and
Us objects are excellent, but I fear that
no political agreement will be.-, reached.
In the United States the residents of
New York have different Interests from!
those who live In California, and thlsf
Is also true of the people of Louisiana'
and those of the people in South America,
where not a single custom or Interest la
common to all. I don't believe such a
congress will have any practical result,
though it will give an opportunity to the
nations of the West to give expression to
their gratification at the existence ot
friendly relations with Spain."
As Brazil was colonized by the Portu
guese, no certainty exists that any Invi
tation was extended to her by Spain to
take part in the congrress.
"Thus far I don't know whether Brazil
will be represented or not In the congress
to be held next month in Madrid," said
J. F. Dcasis, Minister of Brazil In
Washington. "I am not even Informed
whether my government has been In
vited or not to participate. As a rule,
Brazil avoids every kind 'of international
entanglement and from this I Infer it
would not consent to any political agree
ment should the government take part
la the congress As to Brazil's attitude
toward the United States and Spain, and
it can only be most cordial, our attitude
towards both countries has been of tho
most cordial character, and as far as I
can see there are no matters of any
kind In discussion that can disturb this
Senor Don Carlos Moria Vicuna, Min
ister of Chile, said:
"I am not Informed whether Chile will
participate or not In the congress to bo
held In Madrid, the character of which, I
understand. Is to be exclusively literary
and commercial, and not political. The
character of the relations between Chile
and Spain Is friendly, and Chile's atti
tude toward the United States is no less
sincere, friendly and trustful."
Senor Don Joaquin Bernado Calvo. Min
ister of Costa Rica, made this state
"Of course we are anxious to secure
closer relations with all the American
republics. The Interests of the Western
Hemisphere demand It We desire to live
In harmonious relations with all coun-
tries, and especially with Spain, to whom
we are bound by tips of blood. I havo
not been Informed If Costa Rica will take
part In the conference, but wc have Min
isters In both Madrid and Paris who are
available for designation as the repre
sentatives of my country in case it takes
MImh GaitN Rlde
NEW" YORK. Oct. 15. Miss Gost com
pleted her ride of 2000 miles at 7:05.05 this
evering. She covered the distance In,
222 hours, o1 minutes, beating the record
of Will Brown bv three hours and ono
minute. ' At the conclusion of her rldo
Miss Gast was examined by two phy
sicians, who pronounced her to be In good
condition. She said tonight that if she
should be feeling as well as she expected
In the morning, she would start on an
other lCCO-mile ride.
Mnrder In llontnnn.
PHILTPSBUP.G. Mont, Oct. 15. Miss
Amanda Falrman, a prominent young lady
here, was found deud in hsr room, having:
been shot with a shotgun. A shotgun was
lylnff on the table. The suicide theory Is
denied, and it is believed she was mur
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