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Portland, - Gregory
R.ailro a ding
Above tKe Clouds
Elizabeth T. Miles will picture
and describe Southern California's
greatest engineering feat, in The
Sunday Oregonlan. tomorrow.
tKe Golden SpiKe
Story of the building of a great
transcontinental railroad. Illus
trated, In The Sunday Oregonlan.
VOL. XLL M). 12,597.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1901.
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NEBRASKA PRAIRIE AFIRE.
One Ranch "Wiped Ont and Others
VALENTINE, Neb., April 2 Word
received from the southwestern part of
this (Cherry) county, is to the effect that
disastrous prairie fires are raging there;
that the buildings of one cattle ranch
have been entirely "wiped out and that
other ranches are threatened. Details are
very meager, and it is Impossible to
learn the name of the ranch -which has
suffered the loss of its buildings, which is
about. 60 miles from here. The report
eays that the fires started about 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoon and at 10 o'clock last
night were still raging. They are trav
eling rapidly northward under three sep
arate heads, four miles apart A high
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STORM IN ARKANSAS.
Six Trestles on One Line Are Out
Great Loss Reported.
SELIGMAN, Mo., April 26. A fierce rain
and hall storm, visited North Arkansas
last night. Six trestles and four miles of
track on the St. Louis & North Arkansas
Railroad are out. Wire and rail connec
tion with Eureka Springs and points east
is severed. Great destruction is reported.
Storm in Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 2S. The heaviest
rain on record fell here this morning,
the precipitation In one hour being L67
Inches. Lightning tore the German
Evangelical Church and killed John C.
Cooper, a gardener. At Anthony, 50
miles south, three Inches of rain fell
witMn two hours and congested the
REVISION OF GREED
The Presbyterian Committee
Makes Its Report,
UNANIMOUSLY AGREED UPON
Recommends That a Commission Be
Appointed to Prepare Amend
ments to the Articles
PITTSBURG, April 26. Harmonious ac
tion was taken by the committee on re
vision of the creed of the Presbyterian
Church at Its session today at the Mo
nongahela House, and a unanimous report
was formulated late In the afternoon for
submissicn to the General Assembly,
which will meet at Philadelphia, May 16.
Rev. Dr. Vandyke, of Princeton Univer
sity, when handing the report to the Ass
sociated Press representative, said: '
"The action taken cannot be emphasized
too strongly, for It will have to endure
comment and criticism in every Presby
terian home and community In the United
States. Ten members signed It, and we
are assured that every one of the other
four will attach his signature. It was the
full committee that met, and not a sub
committee. Professor William R. Crabbe,
of Pittsburg, was prevented by illness
from being present. Benjamin Harrison
vis dead, and that leaves Rev. Samuel J.
NIccol, of St Louis, and Elders John M.
Harlan, Justice of the United States Su
preme Court; John E. Parsons and Daniel
N. Noyes, of St. Paul, to sign. The report
is a compromise to satisfy the two great
classes of opinion among the great Pres
byteries. A large number wish the rein
statement of the creed, and the others
wish a revision of the whole. The ques
tion of foreordlnatlon and predestination
Is treated of in chapter 3, and the com
mittee recommends that these subjects bo
amended by a committee to be appointed
by the General Assembly."
The report which the committee will
make to the General Assembly Is as fol
lows: "Tour committee finds, on examination
of the returns from the presbyteries, the
"L That the returns indicate that tho
church desires some change In its creedal
"2. That the returns indicate that no
change is desired which would In any way
Impair the Integrity of the system of
doctrine contained in the confession of
"3. The returns Indicate that it Is tho
mind of the church that tne confession
should be interpreted throughout in har
mony with the teaching qf Strlpture that
God Is not willing tnat any one should
shuts come men out from. ih& salvation
freely and lovingly offered in Christ' Je
sus to all sinners.
"4. The returns Indicate that a plural
ity of the presbyteries desire that changes
should be made by'some new statement of
"5. The returns also Indicate a desire
upon the part of many presbyteries for
some revision of the present confession,
especially In chapter 3, chapter 10, sec
tion 3; chapter 16, section 7; chapter 22,
section 3; chapter 23, section 6, with an
additional statement concerning the love
of God for all men and for all missions.
"In view of these facts, we recommend
that a commission, as provided by the
form of government, chapter 23, section
3, be appointed by this assembly. We
recommend that this committee be In
structed to prepare a brief summary of
the reformed faith, bearing the same re
lation to the confession which the
shorter catechism bears to the larger cate
chism, and formed upon the general mod
el of the consensus creed prepared for
the assembly of 1892, or the 'articles of
faith' of the Presbyterian Church of Eng
land, both of which documents are ap
pended to the committee's report and sub
mitted to the assembly, to be referred
to the committee that may be appointed.
"This summary is not to be a substi
tute for the confession and Is not to af
fect the terms of subscription, but 'to
vindicate and clear the doctrines of the
church from all false aspersions and mis
conceptions, to give a better understand
ing of what is surely believed among
us, and Is In no sense to Impair, 'but is
rather to manifest and maintain the in
tegrity of the reformed faith.'
"We further recommend that this com
mittee be Instructed to prepare amend
ments to chapter 3, chapter 10, section 3,
and chapter 16, section 7; chapter 22, sec
tion 3, and chapter 25, section 6, of our
confession of faith, either by modification
of the text or by declaratory statement,
so as more clearly to express the mind
of the church, with additional statements
concerning the love of God for all men,
missions and the Holy Spirit. It being un
derstood that the revision shall In no way
impair the Integrity of the system of doc
trines set forth in our 'confession and
taught In the holy scripture."
BOER FORCE CAPTURED.
Lieutenant Reld and a Small Party
LONDON, April 27. The War Office has
received the following dispatch from Lord
"Pretoria, April 26. Since yesterday the
column reports the Boer losses to be 12
killed, 20 wounded, 47 captured and 42
surrendered. In addition to the foregoing;
X!eutenant Reld, with 20 Bushmen, cap
tured southeast of Commlsle Drift, ,OH
phant's River, Commandant Schoederand
41 Boers, together with a Maxim. Reld's
men crept up and surrounded them before
dawn, and opened fire, the Boers Imme
In a later message forwarding advices
from General Kitchener, his brother, tho
"General Kitchener reports from Spar
dee Platz 18 Boers killed, 14 taken prison
ers and 3000 cattle and many wagons cap
tured." Merrlman Nearly Mobbed.
EDINBURGH, April 26. J. X. Merrl
man, ex-Treasurer of Cape Colony, who,
with J. W. Sauer, Is now representing the"
Afrlkanderbund in Great Britain and urg
ing the Immediate federation of South Ar
rica into a self-governing community un
der a flag, addressed a meeting of 3000
today In Waverly Market, Edinburgh. Be
fore he could proceed It was necessary to
suppress organized disturbances by eject
ing a large number of cat-callers and
howlers and arresting several persons for
assault. Eighty policemen were needed to
keep order Inside the hall, while a large
force of mounted police outside prevented
them from raiding the hall. Several per
sons were injured in the scrimmages.
Fifteen thousand people waited to see Mr.
Merriman when he emerged from the
I building, but he managed to make his exit
unobserved by a private door.
The Boers' Peace Terms.
LONDON, April 27. Henry Masslng
ham, writing today In the Dally News,
"The Boers are greatly worn and har
assed, and they yearn for a, settlement,
but 'they will not trust any settlement
on Chamberlain-Milner terms. They
would, however, surrender the whole Jo
hannesburg and Rand gold fields district
to Great Britain, on condition that inde
pendence be restored to the Orange Free
State and- that the Transvaalers be al
lowed to found a republic In the wild and
uncultivated north, subject to British con
trol of foreign affairs."
Milner'a "Worlt "Will Not Be Undone.
LONDON, April 26. Mr. Chamberlain,
the Colonial Secretary, informed u ques
tioner in the House of Commons today
that the government did not propose to
Inaugurate a full scheme of civil adminis
tration in South Africa 4urlng Sir Alfred
Mllner's absence, which "fcjould be of short
duration. The work of reorganization
would proceed, however, on the lines laid
down by Sir Alfred, whose place as Brit
ish High Commissioner -would be tempo
rarily filled by Lord KitcJiener.
Medical Men Skeptical of the Argen
NEW YORK, April 26. A dispatch to
the Herald from Buenos Ayres says:
"Dr. Carlos L. Vlllar, an Argentine army
surgeon, has Just published a report of
the treatment of 50 cases of tuberculosis
with his serum at the military hospital
in this city. The treatment extended from
December 2, 1900, to April 20, 1901. Tu
berculosis In the early stage, says Dr.
Vlllar, was cured within 40 days. Pa
tients whose cases were more advanced,
but without complications, he reports,
were all cured within 90 .days. Of those
patients where the casest were far ad
vanced, all were cured except those who
could offer very little resistance to the
disease. Dr. Vlllar did not divulge the
character of his serum, but It Is a yellow
liquid. Hypodermic injections are made
varying In quantity ever-g? second, third,
fourth or fifth day, according to the
Individual case. Argentine physicians
have been invited to Investigate the al
leged cure and the serum treatment."
Dr. George F. Shrady. of New York
City, in an interview published In the
Herald, commenting upon the dispatch,
said that the medical profession did not
place much confidence in the serum treat
ment of tuberculosis. He sa'ld:
"The medical profession now holds, af
ter centuries of experiments, that the
proper treatment for tuberculosis Is a
change to dry, pure air. The impression
that men are not cured of consumption
Is a prevalent and an erroneous one.
There have been many thousands of cures.
The fact that Dr. Vlllar does not give
the formula of his remedy would preju
dice the medical profession against it.
A remedy designed to benefit the human
rape should be as free as air or water."
" v '' - - r ' "s t1"-
Barracks Destroyed &t Polloc, East
WASHINGTON, "April 26. Admiral
Kempff, at Cavlte, cabled to the Navy
Department today that a cyclone struck
Polloc on April 22, destroying the barracks
and rendering the hospital unfit, for use.
No casualties are reported.
Snperlntcndent of Manila Normal.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 26. The position
of general superintendent of normal
schools for the Philippines, at a salary of
$3000 a year, has been offered to Elmer
Burrett Bryan, professor of philosophy
and pedagogy at Indiana University,
Bloomlngton. The offer comes from Fred
W. Atkinson, Director-General of Educa
tion at Manila. Professor Bryan will ac
cept. Filipinos Encouraged.
MADRID, April 27. The Filipino Com
mission here adopted a resolution calling
upon their countrymen In the Philippines
to continue their struggle against Amer
ican sovereignty to the bitter end.
ONE SHAFT BROKEN.
American Liner New York Proceed
ing: With One Engine. .
QUEENSTOWN, April 26. The Cunard
liner Campanja, Captain Walker, from
New York, which arrived here about 8
o'clock, reported having passed the Amer
ican liner New York, Captain Roberts,
from Southampton April 20, at noon
Wednesday, In latitude 35.3 north, and that
the New York signaled that her port shaft
was broken. The Campania stopped for
five minutes to take further signals, but
nothing was given beyond the announce
ment that apart from that all was well.
The New York proceeded westward, mak
ing good progress with one engine. A
strong northwest wind was blowing at
the time, and the sea was rough.
Hill Retains His Paper.
ST. PAUL, April 26. L. A. Rosing,
chairman of the Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, who in February secured
from J. J. Hill a written option on the
St. Paul Globe newspaper, capitalized a
companyt with ex-Governor John A. LInd
as one of the directors, and accepted the
option before Its expiration, was notified
by Mr. Hill today that he had decided not
to part with the property. Mr. Rosing has
been preparing to assume charge of the
Globe since March 15, and awaited Mr.
Hill's return to make the transfer.
Engaged to Marconi.
NEW YORK, April 26 Miss Josephine
B. Holman, of Indianapolis, a daughter of
the late Justice A. Holman, of the Indi
ana Supreme Court, and a cousin of the
late Congressman William Shotman, of
Indiana, confirms the report that she Is
engaged to Guglielmo Marconi, the inven
tor of wireless telegraphy. Slgnor Mar
coni is now on the way to Europe, and It
Is said that the marriage will take place
In the Autumn.
Pueblo Teacher Disappears.
PUEBLO, Colo., April 26. A local sen
sation Is caused by the mysterious disap
pearance of Mrs. Mertie Buerger, who
for 12 years has been a teacher In the
Pueblo schools. Bloodhounds followed a
trail from Mrs. Buerger's house to and
under a bridge over Fountain Creek, a
shallow stream. The Arkansas River,
some distance further on, - has been
draggged, without result.
Recess of the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, April 26. In accordance
with the announcement by the Chief Jus
tice last Monday, the United States Su
preme .Court today suspended the call of
cases for argument, until the reconven
ing of court next October. The court will
meet next Monday to announce opinions,
and then will take a recess until May 13.
GHOGL FUND STEAL
Ex-Clerk Davis' Shortage Is
BOND COVERS $5000 OF AMOUNT
Experts Report That the State Treas
urer and School Land Board
Could Have Easily Detected
SALEM, April 26. The clerks employed
by Attorney-General Blackburn, under
authority of the Legislature, to examine
BRIGADIER-GENERAL WILLIAM LUDLOW.
MANILA, April 26. Owlntr to his Illness, the appointment of Brigadier-General William
Ludlow to be Military Governor of the Department of the Vlsayos has been revoked. A
board of surgeons has made an examination, and reports that General Ludlow suffered from
an attack of grip and localized congeatlon, which has developed Into a dangerous case of
tuberculosis. General Ludlow will rpturu to the United States by the first transport.
thl books, or hoS'tate.
tVi infiks rtr thaState,Land'Offlce. to-
dar nied 4h'elr reDort. Tne report does
not 'show anything of a material nature
in addition to that reported by the Leg
islative Committee. The books kept dur
ing the terms 'of Napoleon Davis and
George W. Davis, as clerks of State Land
Board, were examined. It is shown that
there was a shortage of $30,978 33 during
the latter'3 term, but that the books of
Napoleon Davis are correct. The total
amount of defalcation of George W. Da
vis was $30,952 08, but Mr. Davis had
made errors In favor of the state amount
ing to $23 75, reducing the amount still
due, the state by that sum. The sureties
on "Davis, official bond were George G.
Bingham, and E. P. McCornack. the
amount of the bond being $5000. Attorney-General
Blackburn stated that he un
derstood that the bond will be paid with
out any litigation, but inquiry of. the
gentlemen most Interested elicits the In
formation that neither knows what action
will be taken. In any event, the state
stands to lose nearly $26,000.
In closing the report on the books dur
ing this term, the clerks present this
Indictment against the state officials:
"The State Treasurer or State Land
Board could have ascertained very easi
ly whether or not these statements were
The report does not set out In detail
the manner In which each item of defalca
tion was effected, but gives the total
from each fund.
The report of the clerks for the term of
Napoleon Davis shows that during that
gentleman's incumbency as clerk of the
board, he collected moneys aggregating
$1,173,859 45, and turned over to the State
Treasurer the same amount.
The clerks also say that they were un
able to find a cash book In which swamp
and tide land receipts were entered,
though the book is frequently referred to
in the ledger containing this account.
Not being able to check up the ledger
with the cash book, they compared the
receipts shown in the ledger with the
It is also stated that the printed report
of Napoleon Davis term does not cor
respond entirely with the records, and a
number of errors are cited. It appears,
however, that these errors are probably
typographical, and were overlooked In
On the subject of prompt payment of
money, the report says:
"It Is evident from a careful examina
tion of the work that the money was
not turned over promptly, and at the close
of the first year of his term the clerk had
some $40,000 which he had not turned
over to the Treasurer. At the end of the
second year he paid up to within about
$10,000, and then ran behind again, and
so on until the close of his term. During
all this time he had given but a $5000
Lot of Worthless Notes.
The Investigating clerks did not ex
amine the books of the present clerks of
the board, but went out of their way to
give this piece of advice:
"The present clerk has a lot of old
and worthless notes on hand, and some
disposition should be made of them. It
Is not justice , to hold him responsible
for the safe-keeping of such a mass of
The notes referred to are known as
"state land notes," and were given by
purchasers of school land In part pay
ment of the purchase price of the land.
There are hundreds of these notes In the
State Land Office. Many of them date
back to 1880 and Interest payments are in
dorsed up to 1891, but when the hard times
came, the purchasers tjecame delinquent
and failed to make their payments. The
purchaser has a certificate of sale, and
has possession of the land. The State
Land Board has received a part payment
In cash and several years' Interest. The
board has the right to cancel the certifi
cate at any time, and always does so
when a new purchaser can be found for
the land. The original purchaser cannot
secure title to the land until he pays the
balance due on his note and secures a
deed from the board.
The board has never brought suit on one
proof, and for the further reason that In
most cases the promisors are excutlon
proof, and fur the further reason that In
all cases the state keeps the land until
the notes are paid.
It is probable that in many Instances
purchasers have kept possession of the
land for 20 years and secured some rev
enue from It, and yet have not paid even
the interest. In some cases the timber
may have been removed from the land
and then the devastated tract left to the
state, along with the unpaid note. The
State Land Board may bring suit on any
of the notes, but has never thought best
to do so.
Loan notes, given to evidence a loan
from the school funds, are secured by
mortgages, and none of this class now
on hand can be called worthless.
Davis Whereabouts Unknorn.
Attorney-General Blackburn was asked
today what his next step in the land office
matter will be. He said that the clerks
will now examine the books of the terms
of W. H. Odell and M. L. Chamberlain.
So far as concerns criminal proceedings
against ex-Clerk George W. Davis, Judge
Blackburn says he will leave the matter
to the Prosecuting Attorney of this dis
trict. Mr. Davis left Salem a day or two after
the defalcation was discovered, early In
February, and has -not, been 'here since.
So far as' can be learned, no one knows
where he is.
NEARLY A DEFEAT. $
Small Government Majority in
House of Commons.
LONDON, Apjrll 27. The unstable
character of the government majority
received a pointed Illustration last night
In the House? of Commons during the di
vision on many votes. Numerous di
visions were taken in a thinned house,
the government majorities ranging from
40 to 60. In one case, that of the re
duction of the salary of the Attorney
General, the government majority fell as
low as 33. At this, the Liberals cheered
jubilantly for although, as Herbert Glad
stone, the chief Liberal whip, said in a
speech at Leeds last night, "the govern
ment shows all the symptoms of senile
decay, but It Is Impossible to think of an
other general election or alternative
move," the Liberals are pleased to see
so speedily a result of the government's
war and financial policy. The National
ists were greatly disappointed at the out
come, because when this particular di
vision was taken, 21 of their members
were absent. It is evident that unless
the government Is really riding for a fall,
their whips need constantly to be alert
in order to pevent an unpleasant sur
prise. The incident caused much annoyance to
the government, especially as It is under
stood that an urgent whip was sent to
Conservative members to be In attendance
In anticipation of the votes. Four Con
servatives voted against the government
and several Conservatives purposely ab
stained from voting, there being consid
erable feeling against the extravagant
sums now paid to the law offices of the
crown. Under the last Liberal govern
ment, the Attorney-General and Solicitor
General were paid fixed salaries of 19.
000. Last year these two officers together
received 30,000 In salaries and fees.
Butte Mine Litigation.
HELENA. Mont., April 26. The Supreme
Court today rendered two important de
cisions in the case of the Pennsylvania
mine, of Butte. The mine Is being oper
ated under a provisional Injunction of the
Silver Bow court by the Montana Ore
Purchasing Company. The latter com
pany petitioned the court to vacate the
Injunction, and this motion the court de
nied. Application for an increase of the
Montana Ore-Purchasing Company's bond,
which was made by the Boston & Mon
tana Company, the opposing litigants In
the suit, was granted, and the court or
dered that a supplemental bond of $300,
000 be filed on or before May 10. This is
one of the suits in which Senator W. A.
Clark appears upon the bonds of F. Au
gust Helnze, president of the ore-purchasing
company, and who yesterday was de
nied the right to withdraw as surety.
Canal Enterprises In Austria.
VIENNA, April 26. The Imperial Gov
ernment has submitted to the Relchsrath
a bill authorizing the construction of four
canals in the Danube, Moldau, Elbe and
Vistula districts. The work of construc
tion Is to begin in 1901. and will be com
pleted In 1924. Two hundred and fifty mil
lion kroner, at 4 per cent, are to be bor
rowed before 1912, and further funds for
the construction of these four canals will
be borrowed when necessary.
No Attempt on King: Charles' Life.
BUCHAREST, April 26. There Is no
truth In the report that an attempt has
been made on the life of King Charles.
A lunatic recently threw stones at the
window on the ground floor of the pal
ace, but he was promptly arrested, and
has been placed In an asylum.
Neiv Plasue Cases at Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN, April 25. Eight cases of
bubonic plague were reported here today,
four of which were European and four
colored persons. Two Europeans and three
coolred persons died of the plague.
THE FIRST CLASH
In the Right-of-Way Dispute
SHERIFFS ORDERS IGNORED
Teams With Supplies Prevented
From Reaching the Grade An
Armlitlce Agreed to Until the
Courts Decide the Case.
UVADA, Utah, April 26. The first clash
between the Oregon Short Line and Sen
ator Clark forces for possession of the
disputed Utah & California grade occurred
today when 22 wagons loaded with ties
were driven up to the right of way by
order of Superintendent Young. The first
team was promptly stopped by the CI irk
forces. Sheriff Johnson then demanded
that the teams be allowed to pass over
the public road, but the Clark forces again
refused to allow the teamsters to proceed.
The teamsters then attempted to force
their horses through, but the Clark men,
heavily reinforced and armed with shov
els and pick handles, rushed to tho
horses' heads and again stopped them.
For two hours the argument was kept
up, several of the teamsters In the mean
time succeeding In breaking through and
getting their wagons upon the right of
Finally, the Clirk forces asked for an
armistice and an agreement was reached
by which the wagons are not to be un
loaded and the Clark forces are to retire
to their second line of defense at the
barbed-wire trocha, two miles down th
grade, pending a determination in court
of the respective rights of the claim
ants. This action. It is believed, remove
the danger of a further clash between tha
THE WASHINGTON RELICS.
Will Be Restored to the Present
Head of the Family.
WASHINGTON. April 26. Senator John
W. Daniel, of Virginia, several days ago
addressed a letter to President McKinley,
indorsing the application of General
George Washington Cu3tls Lee, submitted
by him in behalf of Miss Marie Custts
Lee, his sister, for restoration of the
relics which he (General Lee), became
owner upon tho death of his mother, who
was the wife of General Robert E. Lee.
President McKinley has written Senator
Daniel a letter setting forth that tho
relics were turned over to General Mc
Dowell, then la command there, by a
LsfiXEWt of- tho Lee family. Tho- Gerral
A sent them to the Patent Office for safe-
Keeping, wnenctj uiuy were iruuaicrreu u
their present place of deposit, the Smith
sonian. Institute. Says the President:
"AH the Government did was to accept
the trust of their custody at a time
when the owner could not protect them,
and they were consequently exposed to
risk of destruction. The need for such
protection having ceased and tho trust
voluntarily assumed having been dis
charged, it will afford me great satisfac
tion to give direction for the restoration
to the present head of a historic famhy
of these cherished heirlooms of tho
Father of His Country."
LIpton's Plans Not Fixed.
BOSTON. April 28. Sir Thomas Llpton
has cabled the Hull-Massachusetts Yacht
Club that at this time he cannot say
whether or not he will bring the Sham
rock to Boston for the race against the
Independence and possibly the Consti
tution. The owner of the Shamrock say
he will wait until he comes to New
York before giving a definite answer.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
General Ludlow la coming homo sick. Page 1.
A cyclone destroyed the barracks at Polloc,
Mindanao. Page 1.
The Madrid Junta encourages the Filipinos to
continue the struggle. Page 1.
The Chinese Empress appoint a board of na
tional administration. Pasa 2.
Boxers are pillaging In the vicinity? of Fac
Ting Fu. Page 2.
A great famlno exloti In Shan SI Province.
Kitchener reports the capture of another Boer
force. Page 1.
First estimates of the losses In tho Frankfort,
Germanjv disaster were exaggerated. Page 3.
Algerian natlvea broke out In revolt. Page 3
The Presbyterian committee on creed revision
reported. Page 1.
A clash between Short Line and Clark people
occurred on the Nevada grade. Page 1.
The Cuban commissioners had another confer
ence with Secretary Root. Page 0.
Secretary Hay has secured an expression from
Senators on the canal question. Page 6.
Shortage In Oregon school land frauds during
George "W. Davis term as Clerk reachea
$30,082 33. Page 1.
Portland's protest Is almost certain to put an
end to proposed survey of Bull Run forest
reserve. Page 4.
Man giving his name as Simeon Day arrested
In Washington on suspicion of being Boston
murderer. Page 4.
Grading will commence about May 1 on 40
mlle Irrigation ditch In Rogue River, Ore
gon. Valley. Page 4.
Saw mill men protest against new Oregon law
giving persona control of unnavlgabla
streams If they Improve them. Page 4.
Portland market quotations. Page 11.
Domesttc and foreign commercial news and
quotations. Page II.
New York stock market quotations. Page 11.
"Weekly review of New York etock market.
Dun's and Bradstreet's weekly trada reviews.
Portland and Vicinity.
County Judges resolve to- bid In property to bo
sold tor taxes In July. Page 8.
Independent telephone companies planning; to
build long-distance lines on the Pacific
Coast. Page 12.
Gambling games running. Page 12.
B. F. Durphy. charged with polygamy, held to
answer before the grand Jury. Page 10.
Mrs. Martin, Homer Davenport's sister, suc
cessful as a modeler In clay. Page 8.
John F. Caples. formerly United States Con
sul at Valparaiso, returns to Portland.
Odd Fellows celebrate the eighty-second anni
versary of the founding of their order.
Site offered at University Park for the Lewis
and Clark Centennial and American Paclna
Exposition. Page 8.