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APR 0 9
THE MOUSING OBEGOXIAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, .1301.
OUBET IN THE RIVIERA
REKCH PRESIDENT'S TRIP " TO
THE MEDITERRAXEA COST
FlrKt Stop at Nice A Prelude fo the
Franco-Italian Fetes to Be Held -at
r . ?
KICE. April 8. President X.oubets visit
"to the Medlterranan coast opened under
excellent auspices. The -weather during
the past few days has teen unusually
chilly, but brightened today, and sunshine
welcomed the President's arrival in the
morning. President Loubet has chosen
the most charming season for a tour of
the Riviera. The whole country side Is
a mass of bloom of varied hues, and Nice
Itself, as the Presidential train steamed
2n, displayed floral decorations every
"Where. The windows and balconies were
profusely adorned with garlands of roses,
carnations and wall flowers, which flowers
also hung from baskets suspended from
the Veneian masts .and triumphal, arches
ever the main streets. The President
5. accompanied by his wife, the Mlnis-
Bfof Foreign Affairs, M. Delcasse, .and
le Minister of War, General Andre. The
ily stoppages made on the way were
t Cannes and Antibes, -where there were
rief receptions upon the part of the
local authorities. But all the stations
sre .gaily decorated with flags.
There has been a great influx of visitors
ierc Numbers of Italians, wno, witn
ie regiments of infantry ,and members of
the gymnastic societies, were in uniform,
enhanced the color and animation of the
treet scenes. Troops lined the route
irom. the station to the prefecture where
th President will stay while In Nice.
A vast concourse gathered early in the
morning? to await President Ixmbet's ar
rival. He was "welcomed liy the military
and municipal functionaries at the sta
tion, "Where the "Marsellalse" was played
Ijy a regimental band. Proceeding to
She courtyard, where the Alpine troops
"were drawn up, the President distributed
e. number of decorations to the officers and
men. He then entered a gala landau
and was driven slowly to the prefecture,
amid a fanfane of bugles and rolling
drums. The President's reception by the--spectators
was most warm. The cheer
ing was unceasing for the President and
The Usual receptions were held at the
prefecture, where the consular, -military,
municipal and religious bodies, through
their representatives, delivered short ad
dresses, which the Presldelt replied to.
The utterances on Tjoth sides were without
special significance. Replying to an ad
dress from a delegation of the clergy,
-President Xraubet pointed out that he had
always favored tolerance toward the epis
copate, as he believed they ought to be a-
Stanch auxiliary of the government in
effecting the union of all French and for
the welfare f the country. T an ad
dress delivered by General Mazlnger, on
behalf of the garrison, President Loubet
assured the delegation that the govern
ment was proud of the army, and knew
Che giant efforts it had made to be ready
ior eventualities. The Fifteenth. "Army
Corps was especially worthy of the con
fidence shown in it in charging it with the
eafety of the post of honor, a few steps
Srom the frontier.
After receiving the foreign Consuls,
I President: Loubet was entertained by the
i various officials at luncheon. The Presi
dent's visit to Nice is merely a prelude
to the more important fetes at Toulon,
Iwhere President Loubet will arrive
Wednesday afternoon on board a warship,
eing escorted from "Villefranche by the
rrench squadron. His time here will be
kaken up with banquets, visits to gym
nastic competitions and flower shows, and
salting 8-t the municipal banquet, this
ing, if. Ioubet alluded to the situa-
at Nice on the frontier, remarking
it her children recognise the duties
ilch this post of honor Imposes upon
hem." This reference to Italy Is the sub
let of some comment, in view of the
Participation of the Italian navy In the
rclebrations at Toulon.
'After receiving furtner deputations, M.
subet witnessed a display of fireworks
Lnd a gala performance at the theater.
.erywhere he was warmly acclaimed.
ie town was brilliantly illuminated and
presented a gala day appearance.
Plot Asainst IiOubet's Life.
LONDON, April 8. A dispatch to , the
Evening News from Paris says that. the
rench detectives were privately informed
If a projected attempt to assassinate
President Loubet during- "his coming trip.
Extraordinary precautions have been-
iken everywhere, and the usual- police
Irotectlon has been doubled. Outsiders.
lave been excluded" -from the railroad sta-
iions. Ten thousand soldiers have been
ietailed to maintain order during tha
rench President's stay &.V Nice, -where-
ingent orders have been issued., rigor
ously to suppress the slightest hostile 1
dtmonstration. President Loubet ie in
clined to laugh at the detectives fears
thai an attempt will be made upon Ms
French and Italians in Africa.
LONDON, April 9. The Daily Chronicle
publishes a dispatch from Tangier regard
ing a. new Franco-Italian entent in North
"This Is likely to have great conse
quences," says the correspondent. ""Italy,
ceasing her opposition to French designs
In Morocco in return for permission to
occupy Tripoli. It Ie suggested that Great
Britain would welcome the creation of a
friendly state between Tunis and Egypt.
A "big move is expected after M. Del
casse's interview- with Count Lamsdorff,
In St. Petersburg'
Italians at Toulon.
TOULON, France, April 8. The Italian
squadron has arrived here, the battleship
Lepanto. with the Duke of Genoa on
board, heading the line. Salutes were
exchanged and an official visit was paid
to "Vice-Admiral de Beaumont, who said
he was proud to welcome the fleet of a
friendly nation. The- Duke of Genoa ex
pressed the happiness he felt at being
ichargea with so agreeable a mission.
Russians Will Salnte Loubet;
PARIS, April 9. "According to lnforma
ion received from an authoritative
lource," says a dispatch to the Matin
prom Nice, 'the Russian squadron will
leturn to villefranche tomorrow to salute
g. Loubet, in order to show that its re
tent departure was without significance
from the point of view of the friendly re
lations existing between the two coun-
Rice Will Contest.
NEW TORK, April 8. The two wills
igned William Marsh Rice were on the
feajendar before Surrogate Fitzgerald to-
tay for the setting of dates for trials in
the contest. Counsel for Albert T. Pat
rick, the Rice heirs, the Rice .Institute
1 Texas, and for the temporary admlnte-
jtor for the estate, were in court. Coun-,
for Patrick and the Rice heirs asked.
an adjournment until June. Counsel
the temporary adminlstator asked
it the case be put on at once for trial. .
rogate Fitzgerald adjourned the hear-
untii next Monday, or until the close.
tne proceedings against Patrick be-
i Justice Jerome on the murder charge.
Tax on Mineral Waters.
JEW YORK, April 8.A dispatch to the
ribune from London says:
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach is considering
the advisability of putting a small tax on
liberal waters. Tnere cannot be any
oubt that sucha tax would bring in a
irge sum of money to the treasury. In
London alone $4,000,000 is now spent an
nually on mineral waters by consumers,
while it has been computed that in the
whole United Kingdom eight times that
amount Is spent, and besides the enormous"
quantities of mineral waters consumed at
home more than a minion dozens were
exported last year. At the present time
'mineral waters pay nothing to the reve
nue, and they could, without adding to
their -quality, bear some portion of the
burden of extra taxation that will have
to be imposed,.
Colliers' owners are fearing a tax upon
exported coal. In 1900 no fewer than 46,
000.000 tons of coal were exnorted bv Great
"Britain, and the bulk of these exports
went not to the colonies, but to foreign
TTo Business of Importance Has Been
HONOLULU, April 2, via San Francisco,
April 8. The Senate and House met in
joint session .March 30, and again April
1. In accordance with a concurrent resolu
tion adopted by both houses to select
Senators, who are to hold office for four
years, as provided by the organic act.
No action has been taken as yet. The
legality of the joint session is questioned
by the Republicans, on the ground that
there is no provision for such sessions In
the organic act, and most of the time of
the sessions has been devoted to discus
sion of this question. It was finally de
cled to adjourn until the 50th day of the
Legislative session, when another joint
session will be held to select eight Sen
ators, who are to hold their office for
two terms. According to the apportion
ment of districts, it is likely that seven
of them will be home-rulers, and one a
A bill has been introduced in the House
providing for an income and land tax,
And another bill to levy a tax of $10 a ton
on all sugar produced in the islands. The
Independents are still somewhat divided,
but the sessions of yesterday and today
indicate a disposition to come together in
order to carry out the party legislative
programme before it is too late. Most of
the party measures are hanging fire, and
in a few days it will be too late for the
party to pass anything over a veto by
The Senate has finally accepted the res
ignation of President Russell, as be con
tinued to refuse to withdraw it, and this
morning Senator lvalue, a native from
"Wailuku-Maul, was chosen President.
Robert "tV. Wilcox, Hawaii's delegate
to .Congress, arrived home today on the
transport Hancock. He Is here only on
a short visit. Intending to return to Wash
ington in May. Wilcox is expected, as
leader of the Home Rule parly, to bring
together the divided elements of the
party, and the, independents "hope that his
visit here will result in healing the split
in the ijaFty, that has so far prevented
the transaction of business in the Legis
lature. Wilcox Is said to have strong
leanings toward the Republican party
since his visit to Washington. The Home
Rulers are now discussing the situation
with Delegate Wilcox, and It is reported
that the party is united again, and will
go ahead with Its legislative programme
during the rest of the session. The
Houses have passed a joint resolution ask
ing President McKinley to visit Hawaii.
The death of a Japanese woman last
Friday night is being investigated, as a
suspected case of bubonic plague. Her
disease was diagnosed by the attending
physician as typhoid pneumonia, but post
mortem examinations, together with the
symptoms In the case, led the Board of
Health to suspect plague. Experiments
are being made with cultures of bacclll,
and the result will be known in a few
days. It is the. opinion of some members
of the board that it was a sporadic case
of plague. During the four days that
have elapsed since the woman's death, no
other suspicious case has occurred. No
quarantine rrae .been established, and
there will probably be none.
Chinese Consul Tang Wal Pin has is
sued a proclamation said to be based
upon circulars received from Minister Wu
Ting Fang, at Washington, ordering all
members of the Bow Wong Wu, or Chi
nese Reform Society, to call upon him and
forswear allegiance to the society, on
penalty of having all their relatives in
China arrested and thrown Into prison If
they refuse. Of the Chinese In the isl
ands, over 8000 are enrolled members of
the Bow Wong society, and they are gen
erally disposed to defy the Consul. Some
of them have already received news of the
arrest of their relativs in China.
Northwest Postal Orders.
WASHINGTON, April 4. The postoffice
at Argent!, Marlon County, has been
moy.ed one-half mile to the southwest,
and .Herbert A! Brown appointed Post
master. . '
The .postoffice at Teanaway, Kittitas
County, Washington, will be discontinued
April 15, mail thereafter going to Cle
A postoffice has been established in
Bear-. Lake County, Idaho, to be known
as Pegram. George D. Murphy wll act
-May Be tlxe Rickniers.
SAN FRANCISCO, April S. The consen
sus of opinion among shipping men Is
that the disabled bark sighted by the
schooner Rosamond on the Pacific wil
probably turn out to be the German
four-masted bark "Willy Rickmers, now
out 45, days from Kobe, Japan, for Port
land. She Is in ballast and painted black,
as was the vessel seen by the Rosamond.
Agrainst Creed Revision.
NEW YORK, April S. The ministers of
the New York Prcsbj'tery who are op
posed to the revision of the church creed
gained another victory today, when the
ballots for commissioners to the general
assembly were counted. The total num
ber from the Presbytery Is 14, seven pas
tors and seven elders, and It is said that
nine of the 14 are conservatives.
Serious Charge Against Switchman.
SEDALIA, Mo.. April 8. Thomas Wiley,
a railroad switchman, who has been work
ing for the Missouri,' Kansas & Texas,
at Denlson, Tex., since January last, was
arrested here tonight on telegraphic In
structions from the Chief of Police of
Butte, Mont. The charge against Wiley
CHICAGO, April S. The Appellate
Court today, In an opinion voiced by
Judge Wlndes, reversed Judge Dunne's
previous order and dissolved the Injunc
tion restraining the People's Gas Light
& Coke Company from collecting more
than 72 cents per 1000 on fuel gas in Hyde
Probably a Suicide.
NEW YORK, April & The body of the
nude woman found yesterday in Erie
Basin was identified today as that, of
Mrs. Bridget Keyes, of this city. She had
been acting strangely for some time, and
left her home before daylight yesterday
Smallpox in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, April S. Ten new cases
of smallpox were reported, today. There
are now nearly 100 patients in the pest
house. Of the 915 sufferers since the
outbreak of the epidemic, only four have
Smallpox at Panama.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 8. Private
advices received here from Panama say
smallpox is prevalent there.
Avoid harsh purgative Dills. The- moi,
gg fi&ffi "$$&
bowels and cure you. ""'aie ine
SURRENDER OF SANDICQ
EX-MEMBER OP THE FILIPINO CAB
trfXET GIVES HIMSELF UP.
He Has a Bad Record and Mar Be
Tried Trial of Hoelteraian
MANILA, April 8. General MacArthur
says It is impossible to make a statement
concerning Agulnaldo now. It is possible
that Agulnaldo will soon be removed from
the Malacanan Palace to a large house,
with pleasant grounds, 56 General Solano
street, a fashionable quarter of the city
beside the Paslg River, which is being
renovated .and prepared for occupancy.
Agulnaldo -is purchasing diamonds and
other jewelry. He continues to receive
certain visitors, but newspaper corre
spondents are excluded. It Is said that
the manifesto which Agulnaldo has been
preparing has not yet been signed, and It
is added that Agulnaldo is reluctant to
comply with the conditions. It appears
that the majority of the Filipinos In Ma
nila distrust Agulnaldo, and dislike to see
him accorded special favors. They say
he-ought to be severely punished.
General Sandlco, an ex-member of
Agulnaldo's cabinet, .has surrendered to
the American authorities at Cabanatuan,
In the province of New Eclja. He has a
bad record and may be tried.
The trial of M. Brix Hoelterman. the
Belgian who was connected .with the Phil
ippine Trading Company, and whose ar
rest on the charge of furnishing supplies
to the Insurgonts was announced Feb
ruary 19, has been completed. .The evi
dence of the Filipino Colonel. ' Herrera.
who recently surrendered, clinched the
prosecution. He testified that Hoelter
man had furnished money and rice supJ-
plies to the Insurgents,
.GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLANDS.
Civil Officials Will Take Soldiers
Place About July 1.
WASHINGTON, April 8 The news
from Manila regarding the establishment
of civil government is in accord with in
formation already made public here that
the new Philippines government will be
established about July 1. Immediately
upon the passage of the" Army appropria
tion bill, the entire Spooner amendment
was cabled to the Taft Commission, and
the commission was directed to prepare
a plan for the government of the islands
in accordance with the law. This plan
has not yet been completed, but It Is ex
pected to be about the time of the return
of the commission to Manila, and it will
be cabled here for approval or amend
ment. The civil government proposed
will not be very elaborate, but sufficient
to meet the present requirements.
One of the most interesting features s
the question as to who will be in supreme
authority under the. President. The law
-says that "all military, civil and judicial
powers necessary to govern the Philip
pine Islands shall be vested in such per
son and persons as the President, may
suggest." The language has been weighed
very carefully, and the designation "per
son" followed by "persons" Is taken to
mean that the President shall name some
one to have supreme command under his
own direction, and that the persons snail
be those acting under that command.
Judge Taft, it is understood, Is to be the
Governor of the Islands, but it will be
necessary to have some one In Washing
ton to act as the medium of communica
tion between the President and the Gov
ernor. There will be a great deal of busi
ness, with which the President cannot
burden himself, and some Cabinet officer
will be selected to have charge of the
Philippines, as well as other Insular af
fairs. Authority over the Islands probably
will be exercised by the President through
Secretary Root, as the Secretary already
is familiar- with the governmental ma
chinery of the Islands.
More than this, the law specifically as
serts that military, as well as civil and
judicial powers, shall be exercised In the
Islands, and It Is believed feasible to dF
vlde the responsibility, as for many years
to come there must be joint and harmo
nious action by the .civil and military au
thorities. There already has grown up In
the War Department since the Spanish
War, a division of insular affairs which
has had In charge all matters pertaining
to the civil operations, not only In the
Philippines, but In Cuba. At present,
LIeutenant-Colonel Edwards Is In charge
of this division, and his familiarity with
conditions in the Philippines, he having
spent a great deal of time there, makes
him a valuable official. It Is probable
that If the Philippines be administered
through the War Department, Colonel
Edwards will continue in charge of the
division. The fact that the actual control
of the Philippines will remain in the War
Department does not mean that Governor
Taft will have his power curtailed. Nec
essarily, the. President will remain the
court of last resort for everything relating
to the Islands, but the Governor and his
council wljl exercise the broadest author
ity, and much that heretofore has been
submitted to Washington for determina
tion by the Military Governor-General and
the Taft Commission is expected to be
settled by the Governor, council and the
executive assembly should one be thought
necessary. The -general belief expressed
here Is that the Governor and Council
will be about all the government neces
sary. General S. B. M. Young, who has just
returned from the Philippines, and who la
in command of the Department of Cali
fornia, paid President McKinley a brief
official visit today. He called at the War
Department. General Young did not dis
cuss conditions In the Philippines with the
President, but hastened to the bedside of
his son-in-law, Major John T. Knight,
who is seriously III here.
FILIPINOS, IN THE NAVY.
Five Hundred Natii es to Be Enlisted
for Services on Mosquito Fleet.
NEW YORK, April 8. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
Instructions have been cabled by Secre
tary Long to Rear-Admiral Remey,
Commander-in-Chief of the Asiatic squaa
ron, authorizing him to enlist 500 native
of the Philippines for service on board
the former Spanish gunboats and other
small vessels, which are to be maintained
exclusively In the Philippines. These men
will form the nucleus of an Important
service, composed solely of enlisted men.
Rear-Admiral Crowninshield, Chief of the
Bureau of Navigation, believes that be
sides resulting in the Government obtain
ing efficient service, the employment of
natives will spread respect for the Amerl.
can flag and create a strong feeling of
Reports received from Rear-Admiral
Remey have shown that Americans, es
pecially those serving In the flrerooms,
become quickly debilitated, and It is neces.
sary to send them to the United States or
Japan to recuperate. It is believed that
the health of Filipinos will not suffer, be
cause they are acclimated, and if they
do "become ill it will be an easy matter
for them to recover In the Philippines.
No difficulty will be experienced in obtain
ing trained men.
During the Fall of 1899 Lieutenant-Commander
J. V. Coltman. now In charge of
the enlisted men's branch of the Bureau
of Navigation, opened the Escuela Natical
or nautical school to train Filipino youths
to carry on their inter-island commerce.
Good results have been obtained from
There is no law specifically authorizing
the enlistment of Filipinos, but It Is
pointed out that whether the Supreme
Court adjudges the natives foreigners or
citizens. It will make no difference in thla
case, as almost one-fifth of the enlisted
men of the Nayy are of foreign nation
ality. Hull Goes to the Philippines.
DES MOINES. Iowa, April 8. Congress..
man Hull, chairman of the committee on
military affairs,-, accompanied by his fam
ily, started last night for the Philippines
by way of Sari 'Francisco. . He gdes for
the purpose of making an inspection of
the" transport service of. the Government
and securing information with regard to
the Army in the Islands, He will be gone
until September and will visit all Impor
tant points. ,
-Congressmen Going to Manila.
WAPOKONETA. -Ohio, Aprfl- S.-Con-gressman
R. B. Gordon, of the Fourth
Ohio district, and other members of Corf
gress, will visit Manila and the Philip
pines this summer. They will leave the
first part of next month. Congressman
Gordon says they desire 'to make a study
of the actual conditions and thus be bet
ter able to handle Philippine matters In
the next Congress.
Station Ship for Guam.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The naval ship
Supply, now at the navy -yard, is to be
overhauled and refitted as a station ship
for Guam. She will take the place of the
Brutus, now on her way to the United
States to be laid up for repairs.
HAZING AT HARVARD.
NEW YORK, April 8. A special to the
Herald from Boston says:
The cruelty practiced In the initia
tion of- members Into the exclusive
secret societies of Harvard, made
public through the serious injuries
sustained by Enos S. T. Richardson
of New York, and A. W. Mason, of
Boston, both of whom have been under
the doctor's care for, several weeks, is giv
ing the members of the faculty consider
able concern. Several professors said
that no official action would be taken by
the college, authorities until the return of
President Eliot, "who. is expected hom6
Richard Derby, president of the Delta
Kappa Epsllon Society, a which the ai
leged hazing was done, admitted that
ill the cases of Richardson and Mason t
was severe, and declared that since they
went through the initiation the system
has been changed.
Dr. Walcott, who is acting president of
Harvard In the absence of Dr. Eliot, said
he was not aware that any cruelties were
being practiced "Until he received a very
vigorous letter In regard to the matter.
"The question Is how to' stop them,"
he said. "About 30 years ago Harvard
assumed the position that she could not
be responsible for the way In which the
students spend their time." The only way
is for the students who are asked to join
tho society to refuse to submit to actions
which are degrading not only to them
selves but to the college. The faculty has
the power to exercise discipline, and if It
so choose it might rule that public Initia
tions should be discontinued."
Dr. Bartlett, the regent of the univer
sity, has charge of all the secret societies
"I do not care to say anything about the
recent Injuries," he said. "It Is true that
at times I have to get after some ot
the societies for rough treatment of their
novitiates, but the men have always made
any changes which I have suggested, ana
so far I am perfectly satisfied with the
actions of the men. I was not aware
that anything serious had happened to
Mason or Richardson. The Injuries were
due to accidents."
THE DEATH ROLL.
John Patterson Duncan.
NEW YORK, April 8. John Patterson
Duncan, head of the firm of John Dun
can's Sons, wholesale grocers and manu
facturers for this country of a table sauce,
died last night at his home In' this city.
Mr. Duncan was born In this city In 1829.
He was a son of John Duncan, who came
here from Scotland In 1799, and founded
the firm of which ""his son afterward be
came th,e;ead. Mr Duhcan entered the
business, af an early age and soon became
a partner. He "was a member of several
clubs, the Chamber of Commerce a'nd the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. He inherit
ed a fortune, from his father, to which he
himself added. He leaves an estate .val
ued at over $1,000,000.
'William E. Johnson.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 8. William E.
Johnson, a millionaire mineowner of Colo
rado, died last night in St. Joseph's Hos
pital In this city after two weeks' ill
ness.. Mr. Johnson built the Florence &
Cripple Creek Railroad, and, at the time
of his death, was heavily Interested In
the Denver & Southwestern Railway sys
tem, the new smelter, at Florence, and
mines in Crlpple'Creek and other Colorado
districts". ;Hewas 40 years of age.
Founder of Cornhill Magazine'.
LOND,ON,. Apr.ll 8. Tho death of Gteorgq
Murray ijjmfth, the well-known Engjlsh,
publisher, ;was announced' here today. He
was 'a member of the Arm of-Smith,Elder
'& Co.',7and published some of the flrst edi
tions of, the works of William Thackeray.
He f bunde'd the Cornhill Magazine in '18S0.
' Ex-Congressman Logan.
NEW ORLEAN3, April S. Ex-Congressman
M. D. Logan died today, aged
California Camera Clnb Affairs.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. At the an
nual meeting of the California Camera
Club, last week, the following officers were
elected for. the ensuing year:
President. J. W. Erwln; first vice-president,
W. B. Webster; second vlce-presl.
dent, H. B. Hosmer; secretary, W, E.
Palmer; treasurer, Dr. E. G. Eisen; cor
responding secretary, C. E. Ackerman;
librarian, I. O. Crosscupf directors, A. L.
Coombs, J. J. Lermen, Charles A. Gae, I
H. T. Henning.
The night before the election President
Erwin, who has served the club for three
years, 'was tendered a banquet by the
Negroes Chased Into a Swamp.
MOBILE. Ala.. April 8. Reports from
Bay Minette, near here, tell of a case of
attempted arson by two negroes. The
negroes were discovered attempting to set
fire to a large store at Bay Minette. They
ran .off, the fire was extinguished, and a
chase was made after the negroes by an
armed posse. Bloodhounds picked up
the trail at Hurricane Bayou. The dogs
followed the negroes into the swamp,
which 13 now surrounded by a large force
of armed men. One of the posse was shot
in the arm and leg by' the fleeing' men.
There is little doubt the negroes wlli be
lynched If captured.
Train Wreck in Nevada.
OGDEN, Utah, April 8. West-bound
Southern Pacific passenger No. 1 was
wrecked at More's Hill, near Wells, Nev.,
last night. Fireman Hickman, of Ogden,
and Fireman Loder, of Wells, were killed,
and Engineers Warnert of Wells, and
Bride, of Ogden, were serlpusly but hot
fatally iiijured. A broken truck caused
half the train to leave, the track, the two
mall cars catching fire, cremating Hick
man. Engineers Warner and Bride were
badly scalded. The mall -cars tvere en
Canal Bill Repudiated.
NEW YORK, April, 8. The Journal of
Commerce will .say tomorrow:
f "After a conference yesterday the Canal
Association of Greater New York, com
prising all' the leading commercial or
ganizations of this city, emphatically -repudiated
-the J26.000.000 canal improvement
bill now before the State Legislature,
and declared unequivocally in favor of
a 1000-ton barge waterway as the only so
lution of the canal problem. Resolutions
to this effect were adopted with only
one dissenting vote. Telegrams stating
the action taken yesterday were sent
la'st night to members of the Senate urg
lnng them to defeat the bill."
RATE WAR IN COLORADO
BURLINGTON MEETS THE ROCK
Cheap Excursions Will Be Run
Dally Short Line Extension
Other Railroad News.
CHICAGO, April 8. The announcement
of the Rock Island Company that It will
run cheap excursions between Chicago
and Colorado" points during the Summer
has stirred up competing lines to the fight
ing point. Unless a compromise Is ef
fected a bitter war on passenger rates in
the West may result. The Burlington to
day announced that It would not only
meet the rates announced by the Rock
Island, but would run the cheap excur
sions dally Instead "of once a week, as
determined by the Rock Island. The
Burlington claims that 90 per cent of the
Colorado business last Summer was done
on the cheap excursion tickets then in
effect. This concentrated the traffic on
the days on which the low rates were
available, and comparatively empty trains
were, run on other days. For this reason
the Burlington has decided to make rates
of $25 from Chicago, 521 from St. Louis
and ?15 from Missouri River points for
the round trip to Denver, Colorado
Springs and Pueblo, to be in effect dally
from July 1 to July 9, and from September
1 to September JQ Inclusive, with final re
turn limits of October 31. The round-trip
rate to Utah points Is to be $10 higher.
In addition it Is proposed to make rates
of one fare plus ?2 rodnd trip to Colorado
and Utah common points, from June 18
to June SO, and from July 10 to August
31, with return limit' of 30 days from date
of sale, except that tickets sold on home
seekers' excursions dates shall have re
turn limits of October 31. Eastbound, the
Burlington proposes to make a rate of
one fare, plus $2, for the round trip from
Colorado and Utah points to all points In
Western p&ssenger territory from June
20 to September 21, vIth return limit of
October 31. The Rock Island people say
they will meet whatever rates the Bur
lington may make.
SHORT LINE EXTENSION.
Rumors ot a Conflict Lack Confirma
tion. SALT LAKE, April 8. At the Oregon
Short Line office today Vice-President
Bancroft reported that tracklaylng was
progressing southwest from Uvada with
out interruption. General Superintendent
Calvin and Superintendent Young, with a
force of 100 men, are on the grounfwUh
the Intention 'of pushing the work with
out delay until Clover Valley Junction is
reached. Clover Valley Is 45 miles be
yond Uvada, and Is the terminus of the
Union Pacific survey of 1S90. The San
Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
claims the right of way on this old sur
vey, under a recent decision at Carson
City. Attorney C. O. Whittemore, of the
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake road
left for Pioche, Nev., Saturday, presum
ably to take some action In the Interest
of the new road. Information from the
end of the Short Line track now In Ne
vada Is that track-laying fs still being
pushed by the Short Line forces. Sen
sational rumors of a conflict between the
opposing forces have been received from
Pioche, but were denied later. Represen
tatives of the San Pedro, Los Angles &
Salt Lake road are on the ground for
the purpose of protecting their interests,
but it is not believed that any serious
trouble will occur.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April 8.-J. Ross
Clark and Vice-President Gibbon, of the
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake
Railroad, were seen today in regard to the
action of the Oregon Short Line in com
mencing tb build from Uvada to Los An
geles.'1 They expressed no surprise, say
ing the move had been anticipated as an
effort to head off the new road, and
would not be "successful. Clark's road will
maintain its rights In courts where neces
sary, and will proceed with its work with
out regard to the action of its rivals.
NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL SYSTEM.
Ground for the Rumors of the For
mation of a New Combine.
NEW YORK, April 8. The Mail and
"From people close to Messrs. James J.
Hill and J. Plerpomt Morgan, It was
learned today that there Is ground for
the story that a new corporation is be
ing considered for the purpose of carrying
la controlling IntefesMn the stocks of the
larger railroad ' companies, which some
have gtSied the new transcontinental sys--temT"
This new corporation, if formed,
would hold shares of the Northern Pa
cific, Burlington, Erie and possibly thg
St. Pall! 'and Great Northern. It is not
settled "whether the debentures of the
new company would be issued against
the underlying securities, but this Is con
sidered likely. This Is the method pur
sued In the ase of the railroad secur
ities" company which was organized by
the Harrlman people for the purpose of
handling the Illinois Central. In connec
tion with a plan to control the charter Of
the St. aul road so as to permit a ma
jority of the stock. Instead of two-thirds,
to increase the captlal, some new points
of Interest were brought out. It was al
leged in the application that James J. Hill
and associates ha dmade a traffic deal be
tween the Northern Pacific and Bur
Hngton, which diverted a large amount of
business to the Burlington which former
ly went over the St. Paul road, and it
was alleged that unusual discrimination
Is being practiced under the new regime
against the St. Paul company. It Is
claimed that Mr. Hill and his associates
have a large block of St. Paul stock and
seek to control It,"
Tearing Down Fences.
At last something la being done which
shows that the road from Vancouver to
Kalama Is to be built. Men in the em
ploy of the Washington & Oregon Com
pany are going along the grade through
the Lewis River country, throwing down
the fences of farmers across the line,
opening gaps of 100 feet in width, which
is the full width of the right of way. The
company will, of course, fence its right of
way some-time, but many of the farmers
are inclined to be wrathy at having their
fields laid open so far in advance. If It
was in Oregon some of these farmers
would be claiming the ownership of the
grade, as they have had it fenced in for
10 years, but in order to" do this success
fully in Washington, it is necessary that
the claimant must have some color of
Cripple Creels Short Line.
COLORADO, SPRINGS. Colo., April 8.
Regular train service over the new Crip
ple Creek short line, the Colorado Springs
& Cripple Creek District Railway, was
Inaugurated this morning. Four passen
ger tralhs dally each way will be run be
tween this city and Cripple Creek. The
new line has made a passenger agreement
with the Denver & ,Rlo Grande Rail
road, uHder which Denver will have three
trains dally to and from the camp, and
Pueblo two trains.
Asked for a Receiver.
CINCINNATI, O., April 8.-Slmoh Roths
childs, a holder of $50,000 worth of stock,
filed a plea in the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals today against the Mem
phis & Charleston Railroad Company and
the Southern Railway company In which
a receiver and accounting are asked.
"Vice-President Bnrr's Successor.
TOPEKA, Kah., April 8. It Is generally
understood among railroad officials here
that H, U. Mudge, general manager of
the Santa Fe. will succeed to the position
of third vice-president of the road. In
place of J. B. Barr.
Scalpers' Offices Closed.
PITTSBURG, April S- The ticket brok
ers' offices in this city. are closed as a
result of a decision of the Supreme Court
declaring constitutional the law prohib
iting the sale of tickets by any one not
an authorized agent of railroad com
panies. WAS IT A HUMBUG?
A Question as to the Greek ClvUI
zatlon. PORTLAND, April 8. (To the Editor.)
Apropos to the utterances of Rip Van
Winkle, last week in The Oregonlan in
comparing our civilization with that of
ancient Greece, and properly admiring the
many great men of Greece whose names
he gives, permit it to be suggested that
the cost of those gifted and learned "men
was such as to make Greek civilization
worthy of our stinging rebuke. In At
tica, of a population of 500,000, there were
400,000 slaves. The free community, ac
cording to the ideal of the cultivated
Greek, must have slavery, not so much
from' a legal point of view as a natural.
These brilliant men and their attractive
civilization came out ot slavery, for so
many in servitude made It possible for a
few to devote themselves to study and
achievement. A class of leisure existed
because others did the pnysical toll. The
cultivated Greek regarded every kind of
manual toll as something -for him to
A low position was assigned woman,
whose business- it was to cook and spin,
and when men were In company their
place was to be out of sight. Education
was given only to the boys. What
woman adorned Greek civilization?
In regard to our public schools, our
parent citizenship should keep a keen
Intellectual oversight with respect to their
.children, and not commit the matter to
ambitious teachers. Some minds were
never constructed for the earning the
crowns of scholarship, and why make
them unhappy with loads of tasks in the
schoolroom. Shorter courses, selected
studies, are enough for the dull and the
But. In colleges In which I have taught
the number of pupils Who were hurting
themselves with study was indeed very
small. If a young person has a mind cap
able of seeing clearly truth, and a, good
body, and takes studies In their order, he
is no more hurt by books and teacherg
than a racehorse Is injured by a vigorous
run. The student lives long as a rule,
and though he may have but little of
temporal things, he Is rich In mind and
acquisition. Indeed many a pupil needs
a pushing hand to overcome his Indolence.
With deficiency probably enough, after
all, our public schools are the glory of the
hour. A pathetic story Is that of the
great Lincoln's reading by the light of
night fires a few poor books. Many books?
Yes, too many. "Beware of the man of
one 'book.' " Yes, beware.
B. J. HOADLEY.
A PLUCKY SCHOOL TSACHER
Rescued Her Pnplli nnd Preserved
HARRISON, Neb.. April 8. MIs3 Lizzie
E. Cottman, -teacher In the district school
near here, alone facing a torrent of water
carrying three dead animals, and all the
debris borne on a flood, today rescued the
pupils of her school and preserved the
building Itself from what seemed Inevit
able destruction. Without warning the
White River overflowed its banks, sur
rounded the school building and threat
ened to carry it away. Miss Cottman
waded In water waist deep to where a
horse was. picketed some distance away.
Returning with the animal, she harnessed
the horse to the building, which was
shaken from its foundations, and the
horse's strength held the bchoolhouse In
place. Help- came from the neighbors-In
three quarters of an hour.
Fatal Fight Over a Crap Game.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 8. William
Williams, aged 17, died this morning from
a wound received In 'a fight which took
place over 15 cents in a crap game at
Carbondale, a mining camp near here.
Henry Holllns fired six shots Into the
crowd of crap-shooters, wounding Sam
Johnson, Henry Brown and William Wil
liams. Holllns has not yet been appre
hended. Johnson and Brown will recover.
All are colored.
Arrested for Robbing Malls.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 8. William
R. Martin, mall messenger In Des Moines
postoffice, was arrested today" on a charge
of robbing the United States malls. Third
and fourth class mall matter has been
missing here for months and It Is claimed
that investigation indicated the. guilt of
'Martlp. He was bound over to the Fed
eral grand jury.
Losses in the Recent Blizzard.
CHADRON, Neb., April 8. The first
word received from Pine Ridge Indian
agency since the recent- blizzard and snow
blockade came today. Indians and traders
say that large numbers of cattle died dur
ing the storm on the range.
Arrested for Fraud.
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ter Patlson. who were managing directors
of the Patlson whisky firm which failed
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upon the hearts of the people could
never havo been gained by even the
most lavish expenditure of money.
The true secret of the popularity of
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Based upon ra prescription which
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