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ble is expected between the cattle and
sheepmen in this county, as a result of
the recent meeting of the cattlemen when
they established a dead line and sent no
tices to sheepmen to keep away. The
sheepmen say they have been using the
territory claimed by the cattlemen for
many years, and they propose to stand by
what they consider their rights.
Latest Developments in the
Scandal at Manila.
A COURT-MARTIAL CONVENED
Colonel Woodruff Innocently Brawn
Into the Deal Mascardo, the
Rebel General, Expected
MANILA, April 16. A court-martial has
been convened and will meet tomorrow to
try Lieutenant Frederick Boyer, charged
with the embezzlement of commissary
stores. Captain Frederick J.- Barrows, of
the Thirtieth Volunteer Infantry, will be
tried later. A civilian named Fletcher,
accused of unlawful conversion of commis
sary stores,, will be tried by the provost
Speaking of the commissary scandals,
a prominent Army ofllcer said to the
representative of the Associated Press
that he had every reason to believe that
Colonel "Woodruff, head of the Subsist
ence Department at Manila, was not Im
plicated. He said that Colonel Woodruff
was one of the ablest men In the service,
and that his honesty was unquestioned.
He asserted that Colonel Woodruff was
ignorant of the fact that Harold A. Pitt,
manager of Evans & Co., the Army con
tractors, was leasing him the house in
which he lived for much less rental than
Pitt had paid therefor. Upon discovering
-this, Colonel Woodruff Immediately va
cated the house. Pitt is alleged to have
said that Captain Read, of the Commis
sary Department, deceived Colonel Wood
ruff, who thought Captain Read to be
thoroughly honest. The Irregularities on
commissary matters were first attributed
to Captain Read's unfamlliarlty with com
missary work. Colonel Woodruff was re
luctant to believe that frauds were being
perpetrated, but the facts disclosed caused
him to give Captain Read a most severe
reprimand and to begin an Investigation
which may involve, according to the
prominent Army ofllcer previously re
ferred to, the examination of Major Da
vis, who was the Depot Commissary be
fore Captain Read, but who was sent
home on sick leave.
The chief of staff of the insurgent Gen
eral Mascardo has surrendered at the
town of Marlvals, In Bataan Province,
Luzon. He said that Mascardo's band of
followers, now greatly diminished, are in
a bad way. It Is Impossible for them to
elude the Americans, and they are unable
to obtain food and want to surrender. It
Is expected that General Mascardo himself
will surrender shortly.
It is Intimated that an official announce
aldo will soon be made.
The Secretary of War's Instructions
to General MacArthur.
WASHINGTON, April 16. Secretary
Root today cabled General MacArthur
asking for additional information con
cerning the reports of frauds in Manila.
It is expected a reply will be received
tomorrow. While definite instructions
have not been given General MacArthur
heretofore to make a searching and com
plete investigation, it is understood that
the requests for Information were of a
character to imply that the department
expected such an investigation shduld be
made. Nothing definite has been received
from General MacArthur about the al
leged frauds, although reference has been
made to the Investigation in cablegrams
received. The first dlspattfh on the sub
ject from General MacArthur said that
there had been exaggeration In the press
reports, but the persistence with which
the reports hare been reiterated and the
news dispatches today giving names and
specific amounts, have indicated to the
department officials that perhaps General
MacArthur was not advised fully when
he made his first report. It can be
stated that the department Intends to
have all the information possible on the
subject, and General MacArthur will be
expected to push the trials and make a
complete repoit of any and all wrong
Major George B. Davis, whose name is
mentioned in the dispatch from Manila as
being credited upon the books of Evans
& Co. as having received $1000, is in Wash
ington. To an Associated Press reporter
he would say nothing when asked If hn
desired to reply to the assertion. He
was called upon by the War Depart
ment, however, for an explanation, and to
one of the officers said he knew nothing
about the matter. He was closely ques
tioned and said he never had any money
from the firm of contractors mentioned,
had not borrowed and could not explain
how any charge could be made. Although
he Is In this country on sick leave, he
wlll'return to Manila, and if the matter
Is not cleared up when he arrives there,
he will demand a court of Inquiry.
Evans, of the firm of Evans & Co., is
known to some Army officers in Washing
ton. Evans was in this country a short
time ago and may now be in New York,
if he has not returned to Manila. It
Is not known whether he is an English
man, an American or a Canadian. He
was from Niagara, though from which
side of the river is not known.
At the Commissary Department, Gener
al Weston spoke of his subordinate, Col
onel Woodruff, in the highest terms. He
"Colonel Woodruff always has borne the
highest reputation in the Army as a splen
did officer and thoroughly honest man.
There might be opportunities for small
frauds in a great depot such as that at
Manila, but there would have to be collu
sion among the officers and the Sergeants
In charge if frauds were carried on to
any rreat extent. It depends largely upon
the honesty of the Commissary in charge
to prevent any wrongdoing, and he would
bo very likely to know If there was any
thing crooked going on in a large way.
There so much business is done that it
is almost impossible to make an inventory
of goods on hand. Before such an inven
tory Is completed, half of the goods may
have been taken away. The usual method
is for the commanding General and the
Commissary officer In charge to go
through the warehouse and inspect stores
and make a statement as to the stores
on hand at a given time. It Is recog
nized that such a busy man as General
MacArthur would not be able to make any
inspection, and If he did he would have
to take the word of the Commissary for
nearly everything, so, as a matter of fact,
the Chief Commissary has almost ex
clusive control and is the man held re
sponsible. It Is for this reason that
a man of experience and rank Is selected
to be Chief Commissary of an Important
point like Manila, which Is the distrib
uting point for. 60.000 troops."
Colonel Woodruff has made allusions to
the arrest of the Commissary Sergeant
in telegrams to General Weston, but
nothing like a report has been made by
FRIAR QUESTIONDISPOSED OF.
The Philippine Commission Visits
the Island of Cebn.
CEBTJ, Island of Cebu, P. I., April 16.
Judge Taft, president of the Philippine)
Commission, says that Monsignor Chap
elle, the papal delegate to the Philippines,
told him the friars were not to return to
the province and that only a sufficient
number of these were now in Manila to
act as Instructors In the colleges. This
disposes of the troublesome "friar" ques
tion. Cebu is the first island to be visited by
the commission upon which the Insurrec
tion is stll' active. It Is unsafe to leave
the city of Cebu Without on armed escort.
The delegates from the towns of the Isl
and, who are now here, are anxious for
the establishment of a provincial govern
ment, which, they believe, would assist
in ending the insurrection in Cebu.
Colonel DoHgrssrty Oflt for Manila.
VANCOUVER,. Wash., April 16. Colo
nel William Dougherty, "formerly in com
mand of the Seventh Infantry, at Van
couver Barracks, recently assigned to the
Eighth Infantry, Till leave here tomorrow
for San Francisco, from which point he
will sail on the transport Thomas for Ma
nila, April 25. The Eighth Infantry, with
the exception of one battalion, will be
stationed at Manila, Malolos and vicinity,
Island of Luzon. The home battalion of
the regiment Is now occupying different
posts In the United States, but it Is ex
pected that it will soon be ordered to
take a station in the Philippines.
Corbin's Philippine Trip.
NEW YORK, April 6. A special to the
Times from. Washington says: Adjutant
General Corbln hie definitely made up his
mind to take a trip to the Philippines this
Summer. It has long been known that
the General was anxious to go there and
take a look at the way things are run
In the Islands, but hitherto It has been
assumed that his visit to the Philippines
was dependent upon that of Secretary
Root, but Mr. Root has announced that he
will not go.
Troops for the Phlippines.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16. The trans
port Ohio sailed this afternoon for Ma
nila, via Honolulu, with a battalion of
the Thirtieth Infantry, numbering 600
men, 80 casuals and recruits, 19 signal
corps men and a detachment of the hos
Indiana Arrives at Manila.
WASHINGTON. April 16. General Mac
Arthur reports the arrival of the trans
port Indiana at Maplla. She had on
board 145 men of the Tenth Infantry and
585 of the Twenty-eighth Infantry.
THE RIPLEY CASE.
State Promises Important Rebuttal
FRANKFORT, Ky7, April 16. When
court, cnnvpnp1 tninv it -nrnin thmifht nrnh.
fjabterthatfcerence ih the RlejfyoaseT
might he concluded "late thisafterhoOn.
Thedevelopments on cross-examination
of the defendant, however, regarding1 an
alleged conversation with ex-Assistant
Secretary of State J. B. Matthews, indi
cated that the prosecution has some im
portant rebuttal testimony and may taKe
ail of tomorrow to get to the argument.
The line of Interrogation pursued by the
prosecution as to the conversation with
Matthews indicates that the latter is near
ly as important a witness against Ripley
as ex-Governor Bradley and Judge Yost
The defendant, in response to questions,
told of his movements after the arrival
of his company here the morning of Jan
uary 31. His company was stationed near
the executive mansion and penitentiary,
and had nothing to do with preventing the
meeting of the Legislature.
The prosecution asked If he had not, in
April, last year, admitted In substance,
to J B. Matthews, that he could clear
Powers, but it was not then the proper
time, and that he was going to New York,
thence to California? An objection by
defense was overruled and the witness
said he was not positive of having said
this to Matthews, but if he did he had in
mind the things he had heard Implicating
Henry Youtsey. The witness admitted he
had asked Matthews to go away with
him and suggested that their wives go
to his home In Henry County. The cross
examination was completed at 11:30, and
redirect examination developed nothing
new in the defendant's testimony.
Hayden Smith and Henry Moody con
tradicted the testimony of Witnesses Fer
guson and Crawford, who testified that
while husking corn for Ripley in January,
1900, the latter emphatically denounced
Goebel. Moody testified that the corn was
husked In September. Ross McGInnis
also testified that the work was done in
September and that he and Ripley had
discussed the proposition of going to Cen
tral America just,prlor to Ripley's arrest
James Bradley, a member of Ripley's
company, testified that the military com
pany had been talked of for a year or
so. The company was engaged In its first
drill when word came that Goebel had
been killed and calling out the troops.
"Can you tell us," said Attorney Wil
liams, of the prosecution, "why It was
so much easier for you all to get this
company organized on the eve of the as
sassination of Governor Goebel than it
had been In the two or three years pre
"I can not," responded the witness.
L00MIS DID NOT SAY IT.
Denies the Statement Credited to
Him Concerning Castro.
NEW YORK, April 16. F. B. Loomis,
United States Minister to Venezuela, was
a passenger on the Red D line steamer
Caracas, which arrived tonight from San
Juan. When seen on board the vessel, Mr.
Loomis refused to say anything regard
ing Venezuelan matters, except that Pres
ident Castro seemed to be firmly seated
when he left Venezuela. When asked if
he intended to return to Venezuela, he
salcKhe did not know, as he had not given
the matter a thought. Mr. Loomis, how
ever, In reply to questions, said that It
was untrue that he had expressed himself
regarding General Castro's attitude
toward Americans, nor had he said any
thing about General Andrade. Mr. Loomis
will remain in New York for a few days,
and will then go to Washington.
ToTvne Becomes a Stockholder.
DULUTH, Minn., April 16,Charles A.
Towne. the Populist nominee for Vice
President last year, Is president of a
company just formed here to work what is
said to be a vast deposit of corundum,
an abrasive mineral similar to emery.
Two Democratic' friends of Mr. Towne,
E. E. and B. Lewis, discovered the depos
its, consisting of two hills, practically
all composed of corundum, on the north
shore of Lake Superior, about 20 miles
from here. They made the Populist leader
president of the company, which is
stocked for $1,000,000. It is the intention
to establish a plant in Duiuth.
BITTER FIGHT IS ON
Strike at United States Steel
Plant Is Growing.
SITUATION AT M'KEESPORT
Amalgamated Association of Metal
Workers Threatens to Shut Down
Every Union Plant of the
PITTSBURG, April 16. The close of the
second day of the strike of the W. Dewees
Wood plant of the American Sheet Steel
Company at McKeesport shows a condi
tion of affairs that forebodes a stubborn
fight between the company and the Amal
gamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers, Involving the possible shut
down of every union plant In the country
controlled by the company. The fight Is
being made by the Amalgamated Asoscla
tlon for the recognition of the union, and
President Shaffer's announcement that alL
the company's mills would be called out
may receive sanction at the meeting or
the advisory board which has been
called for tomorrow. Secretary Jarrell, in
charge of the labor bureau of the com
pany, will be present at this meeting to
present the company's 'side, and may use
every endeavor to avert a general strike.
If the statement credited to the com
pany that the McKeesport plant will be
cloaed Indefinitely rather than recognize
the union is adhered to, President Shaf
fer's attitude will demand that the en
tire strength of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation be pitted against the Sheet Steel
Company as a whole. The status of the
strike tonight is that only two depart
ments Of the mill are In operation the
steel mill and hammer shop. The
knobling mill was working today, but ita
workmen to the number of 125 Joined the
strikers, and tomorrow It will be Idle.
TheJMayor of McKeesport has taken the
precaution to have the mill and town po
liced with an extra large force, but up
to the present not the slightest disturb
ance has taken place. The company ap
parently has no Intention of trying to
fill the strikers' places, and the men seem
content to allow their leaders to manage
their campaign, and not go near the com
President Shaffer, in speaking of the
meeting of the board, said with great em
phasis: "I shall advise" and urge all the mem
bers of the board to vote for an Imme
diate closing of all the plants of the
American Sheet Steel Company In. this
country. This would be the beginning of
the fight, and I will say nothing further
pn the; subject."
Ja0fflJaWwOt the American Sheet
3teel Company stateuToday that' about
11 fires were at work, and that applica
tions for employment were coming in rap
idly. It was stated that 73 applications
were received yesterday, but 'the appli
cants for employment were Informed that
no 'definite answer would be given them
for several days.
An official very close to the manage
ment of the Sheet Steel Company said
today that It Is the intention of the com
pany' to close down the McKeesport plant
for an Indefinite period. It was further
stated that the non-union plants of the
company were producing 45 per cent of
the tonnage of the combination, and that
no serious inconvenience would result to
the trade by the suspension of the union
President Shaffer, of the Amalgamated
Association, stated today that the work
ers were driven to the stand they have
taken by not one, but many, acts of bad
faith on the part of the Sheet Steel Com
pany. He said:
"The affair at McKeesport is not the
only trouble existing between the Ameri
can Sheet Steel Company and the Amal
gamated Association. At the last general
conference, when the scale was siignea
for this year, we tried to secure the
signing of the scale for all the mills they
control, and pointed out to them that It
they refused to sign for all, great losses
would be entailed and trouble ensue on
our attempt to organize non-union mills."
Causes Morgan No Alarm.
LONDON, April 16. J. Plerpont Mor
gan Informed a representative of the As
sociated Press today that he has not re
ceived any word regarding the strike at
McKeesport, and does not believe it is
likely to assume serious proportions.
Mr. Morgan characterized as absurd the
cabled reports that he Is working for the
re-establishment of the gold standard In
SWITCHMEN GO OUT.
May Tie Up the Entire Lackawanna
SCRANTON, Pa., April 16. About 100
switchmen employed in the Lackawanna
Railroad yard in this city quit work at
noon today because two of their number,
Michael Herrity and Patrick Toomey,
were discharged. Yardmaster B. E.
;Knowles dismissed the two men and
placed two men from Hoboken In their
positions. When John Murray refused to
instruct the new men he was discharged.
Thomas Timlin, of the Switchmen's
Brotherhood Grievance Committee, waited
on General Superintendent Clark later in
the day and asked for a reason for Her
rity and Toomey's discharge. He was in
formed that their services were unsatis
factory to the company and' that their
discharge did not affect' the others. Su
perintendent Clark states that the men
will not be reinstated and that the ques
tion of their membership In the Brother
hood did not enter into the case at all.
Three hundred switchmen from Scranton
and vicinity were in session tonight in
Carpenter's Hall until 11 o'clock, discuss
ing the proposition of calling out the
switchmen on the whole system from Ho
boken to Buffalo. The officers would not
give out anything that was done at the
meeting and the members who were ap
proached declared they were sworn to
Breaker Boys Strike.
WILKESBARRB,- April 16. The
breaker boys employed at Jthe Prospect
mine of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company
went out on a strike this morning, be
cause one.of their number was discharged.
This . necessitated the shutting down Jit
the breaker and also the Oakwood, Mid
vale, Wyoming and Port Bowkley mines,
the coal from which is sent through the
The Jersey Central Dispute.
NEW YORK, April 16. It is stated that
the trainmen employed on the Central
Railroad of - Ne.w Jersey will have, a
hearing on giving two days' notice to the
officials, and that the settlement of the
demands of the engineers and firemen
last wrek will pave the way to a speedy
settlement of the trainmen's demands.
The yardmen, who are members of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, have
already received an advance of wages
so that only a section of the trainmen
are dissatisfied with present conditions.
No action of any kind has been taken
by the company as far as could be learned
yesterday regarding the telegraphers, and
when the trainmen settle their difficul
ties with the company it will wind up
the conferences between the labor men
and the officials for the present.
ELECTION IN PEORIA.
Entire Democratic City Ticket Was
PEORIA, 111., ApriHe. The hottest city
election In the history of Peoria ended
tonight by the election of the entire
Democratic city ticket by majorities rang
ing from 800 to 3000, and the election of
six out of eight Democratic nominees for
Councilmen. W. F. Bryan, Dem., dis
lodged H. W. Lynch, Rep., the present
Mayor, by a plurality of 2910.
Vetoed Compulsory School Bill.
JEFFERSON CITY, April 16. Governor
Dockery vetoed the compulsory educa
tional bill, entitled "An act to enforce the
constitutional right of every child In the
state to an education, to provide for
truant or parental school and attendance
of officers In cities of 10.000 population or
more, and to prohibit the employment of
children during school hours." Governor
Dockery declared that the act Interfered
with the personal rights of parents, and
savored of paternalism on the part of the
state. He said:
"The bill violates the constitutional re
quirement of uniformity In legislating. In
asmuch as it makes Improper classifica
tions and arbitrary distinctions between
children o the same age residing in the
same district, and, therefore, obnoxious
to the constitutional prohibition against
Topeka Mayoralty Contest.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 16. Judge Hazen
In the District Court today decided the
preliminary motion In the Parker-Hughes
contest for Mayor In favor of Parker.
Dem., by overruling the motion to quash
the writ of mandamus. The case will now
be heard on its merits, the question being
whether the council must grant a certifi
cate of election to Parker. This will be
determined on the hearing of the case on
its merits Saturday.
ANN ARBOR PLAGUE CASE.
Dr. Novoy Now Acknowledges It Is
the Real Thing.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16. Drs.
Dock and Arenila. who have been in
jected with the bubonic plague serum as
a preventive for the disease. In view
of their supervision of Student Hare's
case, are sick in bed, although their con
dition is nothing more serious than an ag
gravated condition resulting from vacci
nation. Dr. Novoy, who has the case of
Hare In direction, said tonight:
"Although 10 days have passed since
the animal experiments have been un
dergone, they have not died, but every
view taken of the microscopical line of
Investigation indicates that Hare had
bubonic, plague--He is now slttingNup,'
and it is certain that there has been no
Colorado "War on Rats.
DENVER, April 16. The war on rat3
is to be instituted by the State Board or
Health. The board has taken Its cue from
the health organization in the Orient
which has begun a crusade on the ro
dents on the ground that they assist in
disseminating the bubonic plague germ.
About six months ago Dr. George E.
Tyler, secretary of the state board, issued
a bulletin declaring rats responsible for
much of the contagious disease that ex
isted In the state at that time. He ad
vised every community that had rats to
get rid. of them. But the board has
reached he conclusion that drastic meas
ures will have to be taken to extermi
nate the rats. Several methods are under
consideration, but none has been decided
upon. As soon as a plan of action Is
arranged a bulletin will be Issued, and
the assistance of the county and city au
thorities will be asked.
POSTMEN IN SHIRT-WAISTS.
HotWenther Uniform for the Letter
Carriers. WASHINGTON, April 16. The follow
ing order drafted by Superintendent
Machen, of the free delivery service, with
a view tq relieving letter-carriers
throughout the country of wearing the
heavy uniform coats and vests during the
Summer, was" signed by Postmaster-General
."Ordered that section 631 of the amended
postal laws and regulations in relation to
the free delivery service be and the same
hereby Is amended by adding the follow
ing: "Shirt waist During the heated term
Postmasters may permit lettqr-carrlers to
near a neat shirt waist or loose-fitting
blouse, Instead of coat and vest, the same
to be made of light gray chambray ging
ham, light gray cheviot of other light
gray,-washable, durable cloth, to he worn
with turn-down collar, dark tie and a
neat belt; all to be uniform at each office."
ROUGH RIDERS' ENCAMPMENT
Incorporated in New Jersey
Transferred to Wyoming.
NEW YORK, April 16, It was an
nounced here today that the National
Rough Riders' Military Encampment,
which was originally projected to Colo
rado, has iow been transferred to Wyo
ming, having been Incorporated under the
laws of the State if New Jersey with
ample capital and with Colonel W. F.
Cody as Its president. It Is also an
nounced that the school will hereafter be
known as the Cody Military College and
Industrial Academy of Rough Riders.
Brigadier-General E. V. Sumner, U. S. A..
retired. Is one of the incorporators and
commanding general and treasurer of the
college. Colonel Schuyler Crosby, of New
York, an ex-Governor of Montana and
member of General Sheridan's staff. Is
first vice-president, and C. D. Curley Is
JEWS IN PALESTINE.
Mr. Hirsch's Protest Against the
Tnrkish Law "Was Anticipated.
WASHINGTON, April 16. Senator
Mitchell, .of Oregon, recently presented
to Secretary Hay a communication from
Solomon Hlrsch, of Portland, Or., request
ing that the- United States Minister to
Turkey might be instructed to protest
to the Turkish Government against the
regulations promulgated by that govern
ment to Insure the carrying out of the
measures ' adopted ' by It to prevent the
sojourn In Palestine for a longer Rerlod
than three months of any foreigner of the
Jewish faith. In reply Secretary Hay In
formed Senator Mitchell that Mr. Hirsch's
request was anticipated by an Instruction
on the subject sent to the United States
Charge d'Affalres at Constantinople Feb
ruary 28, 19vL
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE
Ex - Congressman Baldwin
Shot Himself at Seattle.
DONE IN A FIT OF DESPONDENCY
This Was Brought On by Butlneii
Reverses and Siekneis He Also
Served Minnesota as Superin
tendent of Imllim Affairs.
SEAfTTLE, "Wash., April 16. In a fit of
despondency over business reverses, ag
gravated by "the depressing effects of aa
attack of la gripper Melvln R. Baldwin,
ex-Congressman from Minnesota, and ex
State Superintendent of Indian Affairs un
der President Cleveland, this afternoon
ended his life by self-destruction. The
ex-Congressman's body was found lyinsr
on his bed in his apartments at 201S Fourtn
avenue, with a bullet hole through hia
brain at 7:30 o'clock tonight, and from the
condition of the body It Is estimated that
death had occurred fully two hours be
fore. Tightly gripped In his hand was a
38-caliber Smith & Wedson revolver.
D. McKInley, a friend and a former busi
ness associate of deceased, discovered the
body as a result of a visit paid to the tx
Congressman's apartments to ascertain
his condition. Entering the room, Mc
KInley spoke to his friend, the outline of
whose body could be seen In the darkened
chamber. Receiving no response, he sum
moned assistance, only to find that Bald
win had sent a bullet crashing through
his brain, and lay In a pool of blood,
which had accumulated upon the bed
clothing, and which was yet flowing free
ly from the wound In his right temple
Melvln R. Baldwin, who was 92 years of
age, came to this city about three years
ago from Duiuth. Minn., after having ra
Hnqulshed his position as Minnesota Su
perintendent of Indian Affairs, to which
office he was appointed by President
Cleveland after the expiration of his term
In Congress. He was elected to the
lower House from the Duiuth district aa
a Democrat, in 1892. and served one term.
He secured the position of Superintendent
of Indian Affairs a few months later, and
was one of the few Cleveland appointees
who refused to resign, necessitating hia
removal by President McKInley.
Immediately after his arrival here, Mr.
Baldwin became Interested ln Alaska en
terprises, and spent a considerable portion
of his time in that country. He acquired
an Interest in the schooner Abbie Morrte.
which came near foundering In a storm
at Nome last Summer. The vessel was
rescued by a tug. which seized her for
salvage, and the resulting litigation.
"rwhictna yet pending in the courts, wa
one of the matters which it is supposed
contributed to the despondency Under
which Mr. Baldwin was laboring. During
the past Winter deceased had Invested in
considerable local real estate, and erected
several houses upon his holdings. Mi.
Baldwin left a wife and two stons, all
of whom reside in Duiuth, Minn. They
were notified of his death.
CONDITIONS IN PORTO RICO
Ponce Chamber of Commerce Denies
Governor Allen's Statements.
PONCE, Porto Rico, April 16.-The
Chamber of Commerce met yesterday in
response to a special call and discussed
the commercial and general conditions of
the Island. The administration of Porto
Rtco was criticised and It was resovled to
cable to Washington, denying the state
ments of Governor Allen and Secretary
Hunt In regard to the prosperity of Porto
Rico. The Chamber of Commerce of Ponce
also telegraphed to the Chambers of Com
merce of San Juan and Mayaguez to co
operate on similar lines.
Customs Business Increasing.
SAN JUAN, April 16. G. W. Whitehead,
Collector of Customs for Porto Rico, pub
lished today his March report, which
shows a decided increase upon the Feb
ruary figures. The receipts for the 1 ct
month were JS7.75S, as compared with ?62,
7S3 for February, while the exports tor
March were $1,113,574. aa against $737,222 in
February The difference was chiefly In
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Colonel Woodruff may clear himself of the
commissary scandal. Page L
Mascardo. the Insurgent, Is expected to
surrender. Page 1.
An announcement regarding the dispo
sition of Agulnaldo will be made soon.
An expedition leaves Pekln to chastise a
Boxer chief. Page 3.
Russia and Japan may come to an agree
ment on Corea. Page 3.
The powers are reducing their Indsmnlty
demands. Page 3.
J. P. Morgan has bought the Gainsbor
ough picture. Page 2.
fMilner will return to London. Page 2.
Roberts praises wagons- of American
make. Page 2.
The strike at the American sheet steel
plant Is becoming serious. Pago 1.
The Holland Society, of Chicago, gave a
banquet. Page 2.
The Solicitor-General filed a brief In op
position to Captain Carter's application
for bail. Page 3.
The Morgan syndicate assumed control of
the Carnegie Companies. Page 3.
Ex-Congressman Baldwin, of Minnesota.
committed suicide at Seattle. Page 1.
Alaska Packers' Association declares a
cut In price of canned salmon. Page 4.
Salem, Or., Is to have another flouring
mill. Page 4.
Idaho company will develop oil Orospecta
In Malheur County. Orogon. Page 4.
Warflcld completes a record-breaking
cargo for the West Coast. Page 5.
Nearly all of the ships provided with sail
ors. Page 5.
Ship Gertrud makes a fast run. Page 5.
Insurance companies refuse to pay losses
on Cape Wrath and Rathdown. Page 3.
Portland nnd Vicinity.
Report of Taxpayers" League. Page 10.
Multnomah County will lose, at least 5100,-
CC0 by the new redemption law. Page 8.
Programme for the reception to President
McKInley. Page 12,
Engineer of water committee reports slid
ing lands almost stationary. Page 7,
Bench show of thePortland Kennel Club
opens today. Page 12.