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THE MOTCNING OKECJOXIAN. SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1901.
FIRST CHINESE REFORM
EMPRESS APPOINTS A BOARD
A Three of the Members Are of the
Antl-Porelen Party, It May Not
"WASHINGTON, April 26. The follow
ing cablegram has been received at the
State Department from Mr. Squlers, the
United States charge at PeMn, dated to
day; "The Empress Dowager has appointed a
hoard of national administration to relieve
her of public functions. They embrace
three members of the cabinet now with
the Empress at Singan Fu, and Prince
Ching, Viceroy Li Hung Chang and Prince
Xung, who are now in Pekin." -
This news Is regarded as of Importance,
Indicating as it does, the relinquishment
try the Empress Dowager of the arbritrary
powers she heretofore has exercised. It is
also apparent that ehe has placed herself
in a position, to avoid direct responsibility
to the foreigners for -whatever may hap
pen in the future, and the board will have
to bear the brunt of any complaint. It is
felt that the appointment of this board
will make It much easier for the foreign
Ministers to transact business with the
The three members of the cabinet now
at Sincan Fu include the notorious Jung
Lu. who was one of the most active in
the outbreak against the foreigners last
Summer. One of the otner members of
this council is 70 years old, and is said
to be greatly debilitated. The third mem
her has been at least lukewarm toward
foreign Interests. The choice of these
three Is looked upon as likely to compli
cate the good which Li Hung Chang and
others may accomplish.
The foreign establishments here are re
ceiving a number of important dispatches
relating to the question of indemnity and
how it shall he guaranteed by a Chinese
loan to each of the powers individually.
One of the dispatches, coming through an
European foreign office, says that Sir Rob
ert Hart has concluded that China can
pay a total of ?2O0,OO0,000, and the impres
sion is conveyed that this will be the
amount agreed upon, the various claims
being scaled down to this limit. Another
dispatch comes from one of the most
prominent Chinese officers and a plenipo
tentiary in the peace negotiations. He
mane a suggestion that -when the amount
of indemnity is agreed upon it will be
greatly to the Interests of China, as well
as to the powers, If the amount payable
to each power can be made by install
ments, and not by a gross payment out
right. In that case, China would not be
compelled to negotiate a large loan. The
opinion prevails among officials that, while
this proposition is fair. It is not practical
and there is little idea that it will be fa
Vauly,. entertained. Other dispatches
which have passed within the last lew
fJX reyive the JJea of having The Hague
tribunal administer the indemnity after
the total is once agreed upon.
THE DIPLOMATS OBJECTED.
French Officers Schemed to Seize the
hRI' ApH -6--The Gaulols affirms
that General Bailloud and Colonel
Marchand some time ago contemplated an
attempt to seize the Chinese Empress and
court. General Bailloud approached Colo
nel ilarchand and asked him if he would
undertake a certain enterprise which
would very probably hasten the end of
hostilities. The Colonel replied that he
was willing, and General Bailloud and..
Colonel Marchand drew un a. nlnn th.
execution of which was venturesome but j
iessioje. xne diplomats, however, op
posed the scheme, and it fell through
The Courier du Soir. which is generally
well informed on ministerial Intentions,
eays that the settlement of the Chinese
situation Is a question of finance. The
newspaper says that Russia, repeating
that operation which has had the greatest
success, will advance China the sum re
quired to pay the indemnities, and that
French savings will provide the Russian
Government with the requisite funds. The
European troops, except the Legation gar
risons, will then leave Pekin and a fresh
period will begin, during which Chinese
patience will strive to tire out the British
and German Governments in their claims
.regarding the opening of the ports and the
customs. Russia will retain Manchuria as
a pledge for the loan. This appears to be
the general scheme of the project that
M Delcasse Is dlcsussing in St. Peters
burg. AGAIN IN NEUTRAL TERRITORY.
'Chinese Regulars Appear on Forbid
PEKIN, April 26. The Chinese regulars
who retired beyond the Great "Wall have
Teappeared at another point within the
International area. Strong representa
tions have been made to the Chinese
plenipotentiaries in regard to the neces
sity for their immediate retirement The
"French force Is in readiness to renew op
erations, but has been ordered to await
rthe result of the imperial edicts.
The Chinese are wondering if the im
perial iJDJaHlsslon, appointed by an edict
April 23 to inquire fully into the question
of reforms, really means the relinquish
ment of absolute power by the court or
-whether it Is merely the formation of a
Notices in Chinese were placarded dur
ing the night calling on patriotic China
men to rise May 15 and expel all foreign
ers. Yung Lu Ting, the censor of Chi Li
Province, has memorialized the throne to
return to Pekin as soon as possible, in
order to pacify the people, who are look
ing eagerly westward for their Emperor's
return. The censor is certain there is no
danger, and if the Emperor Is doubtful
he can return as far as Ka Fang Fu,
where he can better examine condltons and
arrange for the foreign evacuation. But,
he adds, an early date for His Majesty's
return should Immediately be named.
The IS Krupp guns and 67 carts of am
munition captured by the British near
Shan Hal Kwan are In excellent condition.
An Indian native officer who made the
capture was offered two carts of silver
It he would not take the guns and say
nothing about them.
MISSIONARIES NOT TO BLAME.
Conger Agrain Says a. Good "Word for
SAN FRANCISCO. April .26. In refer
ence to the accusations of looting made
against the missionaries, United States
Minister Conger, who arrived here last
night, makes the following statement:
"The Americans have a larger number J
of missionaries out there than any other
nation, and I am frank to say that under
the circumstances there are very few
things which the missionaries have done,
if any, for which there need be any
apology whatever. The stories of their
looting are false, to my knowledge.
"Believing that our Government would
not demand a monetary indemnity for
the murder and pillaging of native Chris
tians. I advised them that wherever they
could make a settlement themselves with
the villages where these murders or de
struction of property had taken place to
make them on their own zsponsibillty.
Li Hunir Chang and Chang Yen Mao
suggested that settlements might be J
made in this way Trtth the least possible, j
friction. There was no going out and
compelling the people to pay anything.
It was altogether voluntary on their part.
"The missionaries have been criticised
very severely for going, Immediately after
the 6iege was raised, into abandoned
houses lor shelter for themselves and the
native Christians who had been expelled
from their homes. I said: 'If there is
a Boxer's habitation abandoned, take
possession of It, so you can have a place
in which to shelter and take care of
the native Christians. "
Speaking of the siege, Mr. Conger said:
"It took every white man we had to
stand by the guns. "Without the mission
aries the Legation would not have been
saved, and without the native Christians
none of us would have been saved. The
missionaries "were not the prime cause of
the trouble; they "were only one of the
causes. The missionaries were not re
sponsible for the building of the railroads
or for any of the other foreign innova
tions against which the hatred of the
Boxers seemed to be directed."
Rev. W. S. Ament, of the American
Board of Foreign Missions of the Congre
gational Church, whose collection of in
demnity for damages done by Boxers in
China has caused considerable discussion,
takes vigorous exception to the criticisms
made by Mark Twain and others as to
the alleged misconduct of the mission
aries. He says:
"We found ourselves at the close of the
siege with 500 native Christians upon our
hands no food, no clothing, no money,
and every Christian house burned. On the
very day of the arrival of the allied forces
we were Informed that we must leave
the British Legation, as it was to be
used as headquarters for the officers of
the British Army. I immediately thought
of a Mongol Prince, Hsi Ling, who was
an ally of the Boxers, and whose place
was the headquarters of the Boxers and
blacklegs. "We found the Prince's palace
entirely empty, and the next day we
brought up our native Christians and oc
cupied the deserted place. In that house
and Its neighboring houses that we oc
cupied we put more than 400 people. "We
took only abandoned property. The only
food in the Prince's palace was a bit of
rice. "We decided to sell the clothing and
curios found on the premises, and real
ized $2500 in gold. They were bought by
British and American officers at a private
sale of two weeks duration. Native
Christians brought up furs and sables
which they had purchased at a low price
from wealthy Chinese who feared they
might be looted by the military people,
and who were anxious to dispose of them
for a little money. These articles were
sold at our place to British and other
officers. I considered that that was a fair,
honest speculation, which injured nobody
and benefited many people. There may
have been 6ome loot goods taken, but It
was without my knowledge. The Russian
and Sikh soldiers were selling off truck
very cheaply, but my people did not do
Lawless Class Operating: Near Pao
LONDON. April 27. The Reuter Tele
gram Company has received the follow
ing dispatch from Pekin, dated yester
day: "A band of Boxers, estimated at 1000,
Is operating 20 miles south of Pao Ting
Fu. It has raided three villages within
a week and threatens to massacre the
Christians in that vicinity, many of whom
have fled to Pao Ting Fu for refuge.
"In the Mancheng district, northeast of
Pao Ting Fu, another strong band is
committing depredations, and has an
nounced its intention to attack the city of
Mancheng, where there is- a post of 20
German soldiers. Even Pao Ting Fu,
since the town was practically denuded
of troops by the expedition to the great
wall, Is not wanting evidences of serious
unrest among the more dlsorderely ele
ments of the population. Competent ob
servers believe that the worst class of
Chinese are only waiting the withdrawal
of the foreign troops to resume the cam
paign of extermination against native
"The Boxers who are reported active in
these disturbances are composed of the
.worst characters in the province. They
prefer brigandage to honest labor, and
they are reinforced by people rendered
desperate by being driven from their
homes, by having their horses and cat
tle seized by the foreign troops, and in
many cases by being compelled to "wit
ness the killing of their kinsmen without
interference. The evil continues to grow.
The state of affairs is even worse than
it was three months ago, and it must
continue to grow worse until the allies
form an efficient government or allow the
Chinese to deal with the situation in their
"The new board of reforms scarcely
appears to be a regency. An error in
translation is responsible for this mistake.
The council, according to the Chinese, is
formed for the purpose of undertaking
reforms when the court returns to Pekin.
It includes one reactionary, Lu Chuan
Lin, and others of doubtful tendencies,
and it is not altogether approved bythe
Working on the Same Lines.
LONDON, April 26. A representative of
the Associated Press learns that Groat
Britain is not relaxing her efforts to in
duce the powers to decrease their pecuni
ary demands on China and substitute for
a portion of their claims commercial
agreements. The latest advices from the
British Minister at Pekin do not indicate
any degree of success so far, owing, It Is
said, to opposition on the part of Ger
many, which continues to insist on the
payment in full of the large Indemnity
she claims. Mr. Rockhlll and Sir Ernest
Satow are said to be working on identical
Famine in Shan Si.
NEW YORK, April 26. The following
cablegram was received by the Christian
"Pekin, April 25. Very serious famine
spreads over the whole province of Shan
SL Over 11.000,000 population affected.
Urgent relief necessary. Conditions war
rant Immediate appeal.
"LI HUNG CHANG."
The Christian Herald has announced Its
purpose of raising a fund to relieve the
sufferers in the famine-stricken district.
To Prevent a Consolidation.
NEW YORK, April 26. The Herald
"Legal steps have been taken to prevent
the consolidation of the Boston & Mon
tana and the Butte & Boston Copper
Companies with the Amalgamated Cop
per Company. A temporary Injunction
has been granted by Vice-Controller Pit
ney, in Jersey City, restraining the Amal
gamated Copper Company from purchas
ing control of the stocks of the two
companies until the full terms upon which
the deal will he made are fully disclosed
to the stockholders. The order Is return
able May 6."
BUTTE, Mont. April 26. John Mac
Glnniss. assistant to F. Aug. Heinz, of
the Montana Ore Purchasing Company,
a.nd a stockholder in the Parrott, and
Daniel Lamm, a stockholder of the Parrot
Company, began suit In the District Court
here today similar to that begun In Jer
sey City, and on which an injunction was
Issued. It is set forth In the complaint
that the Parrot Is about to transfer all
its properties to the Amalgamated; that
the affairs of the Parrot and the other
companies to the amalgamation have been
handled by the officers of the Amalga
mated Company In a way to hurt the in
terests of the stockholders of the several
-Buried fcy a. Cave-in.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 26. The
Rosebud mine, at Aurora, caved In today,
and burled five men at a depth of HO
feet. It may be a month before they can
he reached. Their names are Grant and
"William Shane. Elmer BIgler, John Gill
and J. Feester.
Sorry He Did It.
CLINTON, Ky., April 26. Thomas Cole
was hanged here today for the murder
of Emma C. Rice, his sweetheart, with
whom he had quarreled. On the scaffold
Cole expressed sorrow for the crime.
CHESS MATCH BY CABLE
AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES IN
FAIR "WAY OF 'WINNING.
National and American Lengao
Scores The Day's Races
Other Sporting: News,
NEW YORK, April 26. "With the score
of 2 to 0 to their credit, and with three
games in good and .safe positions, the
American representatives have excellent
cause to hope for victory In the third in
ternational chess match by cable between
Columbia, Harvard, Yale and Princeton on
one side and the combined British univer
sities' of Oxford and Cambridge, and also
to recover the challenge trophy donated by
Professor Isaac Rice. The following is the
1. Perry (Harvard) vs. Coleman (Cam
bridge), opening Ruy Lopez.
2. Falk (Columbia) vs. Wiles (Cam
bridge), Petroff's def. In
3. Bewail (Columbia) vs. Lane (Oxford),
Petroff's def. ,. , ..
4. Rice (Harvard) vs. Slgrundy (Oxford),
Vienna. , ,y-
5. Hunt (Princeton) vs. Davidson (Oxr
ford). Petroff's def. .
6. H. A. Keeler (Columbia) vs. Wright
(Cambridge), Ruy Lopez.
Rice and Sewell won their games, but
Perry had the worst of it throughout the
play. The others held -their own, with
good chances of winning. It was 10:30 to
night when the first greetings were ex
changed between - the American team,
Knickerbocker Athletic Club, and their
English rivals at the British Chess Club,
Whitehall Court, London.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
New York Won From Brooklyn in
First Game at the Metropolis.
NEW YORK, April 26. New York won
from Brooklyn today in the opening game
of the season today. Attendance, 4800.
R H E R H E
New York.... 5 5 3Brooklyn 3 4 2
Batteries MattHewson and Bowerman;
Donovan and McGulre. Umpire Colgan.
Boston Beat Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, April 26. In a game
devoid of Interesting features, Boston de
feated Philadelphia today. Attendance,
R H E R H E
Philadelphia.. 3 5 4Boston 4 8 4
Batteries Donohue and McFarland; Plt
tinger and Klttredge. Umpire O'Day.
Cincinnati Beat Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 26. Cincinnati won the
opening National League game here to
day In the 12th Inning, Captain Corcoran
scoring the winning run on his third hit,
third strike and two put-outs. Hughes
went to pieces In the third. Attendance
3200. The score:
Chicago 7 8 ljCincinnatl 8 13 4
Batteries Hughes, Menefee and KUng;
Newton and Peltz. Umpire, Emslie.
At Pittsburg Plttsburg-St. Louis game
postponed; wet grounds.
THE AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Detroit Won the Second Game of the
Season From Milwaukee.
DETROIT, April 26. With two men on
bases and two out in the ninth inning to
day Elberfleld drove the ball to the club
house, winning the second game of the
season for the local American League
team. Attendance, 4500. Score:
,RH,l6l , RHE
Detroit 6 12 'Milwaukee ...5 7 4
Batteries Owen, Slever and Buelow;
Garvin and Leahy.
Baltimore Beat Boston.
BALTIMORE, April 26. Baltimore de
feated Boston today In the opening game
of the American League season here.
President Johnson, of the American
League, tossed the first ball upon the
diamond. Attendance, 10,371. Score:
R H E RHE
Baltimore 1011 3Boston 6 9 1
Batteries McGlnnlty and Robinson;
Kellum and Crlger.
Washington Bent Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, April 26. The Wash
ington American League team defeated
Connie Mack's athletes In the opening
game of the season today. Attendance,
Washington.. 5 8 lPhiladelphIa.
Batteries Carrick and Clark;
F. G. Carpenter
inVan Dieman's Land
The famous globe trotter contributes
an lntereatlnc letter, with photos, of
a Tasmanian scenes, for THE SUNDAY. 9
OREGONIAN, TOMORROW. O
ett0stee e eess to e e s
THE DAY'S RACES.
"Winners at Tanfornn.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26. Bisslnger,
a colored rider, landed three winners at
Tanforan today, all of them being at
good prices. He scored on Irma A., Ein
stein and Goldone. Rollick and Buck
Taylor were the only favorites to win.
Irma A led all the way and won easily.
In the last race Donator receded in the
betting from 6 to 5 to 9 to 5. Barney
Schreiber today sold Corrlgan to Burts &
Waterhouse for 510,000. Results':
Five and one-half furlongs, selling
Buck Taylor won, Canejo second, First
Shot third: time, 1:06.
Four furlongs, selling Irma A. won,
San Lution second, Huachuca third; time,
Six furlongs, selling Rollick won, Selds
second, Clarando third; time, 1:14.
One mile, selling Rio Shannon won, Sir
Hampton second, Flamero third; time,
Seven furlongs, selling Goldone won,
Donator second, Grand Sachem third;
Races at Lakeside.
CHICAGO, April 26. Lakeside' summa
ries: Four and a' half furlongs Bert Sargent
won, Prince Webb second, Hat Mitchell
third; time, 0:57 2-5.
Five and a half ' furlongs Incandescent
won, John Grlgsby second, Mark Miles
third; time, 1:09 2-5.
Five and a half furlongs, selling Irma
S. won, Barney Saal second, Laura G.
third; time, 1:10.
Five and. a half furlongs Emma M.
won, Miss Dooley second, Jake Weber
third; time, 1:10 1-5.
One mile Branch won, Leon Newell sec
ond, Odner third; time. 1:42 1-5.
Mile and an eighth Myth won, Dagmar
second, Papa Harry third; time, 1:56.
Races at Aqueduct.
NEW YORK, April 26. Aqueduct sum
maries: Five and a half furlongs, selling Scor
pion "won, Maiden second, Petra II third;
About seven furlongs Animosity won,
Her Ladyship second, Balloon third;
lime, 1:28 2-5. - r
Six furlongs,- selling Spry won, Ante
Up second, Billionaire third; time, 1:17.
About seven furlongs Magic Light won,
Hammock second, St. Finnan third; time,
Five furlongs Postillion won, F. Whlt-
tier second, Carrier Pigeon third; time,
Six furlongs Donna Henrietta won, Al
Saints second. Brahmindale third: time,
Races at Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26. Results:
Seven furlongs, selling VIrgle d'Or
won, Sue Johnson second, Clarence B
third; time.. 1:28.
- Halt mile Marie Bell won, Swan Dance
Becond, Ruby Ray third; time, 0:50.
Six and a half furlongs Kindred won,
Ben Led! second, Felix Bard third; time,
Nine-sixteenths of a mile Lemuel won,
Kaffir second, Pldaster thlra; time, 0:56.
One mile and a sixteenth, selling Au
rea won. Windward second, Lady of the
West third; time, 1:49.
Five and a half furlongs Echodale won,
Villmar second, Snowstorm third; time,
Races at Sandowne Park.
LONDON, April 26. H. J. King's Es
meralda Iir ridden by Lester Relff, won
the Princess of Wales handicap of 500
sovereigns at Sandowne Park today.
Richard Croker's Harrow, with Johnny
Relff up, finished second. Nine horses
Second Day's Play on the Lakewood
NEW YORK, April 26. In the Lake
wood Golf Club's open tournament, the
play today consisted of the first and sec
ond round at 18 holes match play between
the 48 players who qualified yesterday for
the three divisions of 16 men each. The
feature of the play In the first round
was the match between W. J. Travis, the
Metropolitan and National champion, and
A. Sidney Carpenter, of Philadelphia.
The latter player put up an excellent
game against Travis, who, however, won
out by one up. Flndlay S. Douglass out
played C. M. Hamilton, of Baltimore, and
won by three up and two to play. In the
second round of match play during the
afternoon, Macdonald met Travis, but
what was regarded as a very promising
match proved a very one-sided game.
Macdonald utterly failed to" play up to
his reputation, and Travis won easily by
five up and four to play. Douglass won
an easy match against; Davis in the sec
onnd round by five up and four to play.
M'GOVERN AND GARDNER.
Great Interest in the Coming: Fight
at San Francisco,
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26. Interest In
the coming battle between McGovern and
Gardner Increases dally, and from the
present outlook Mechanics' Pavilion will
be taxed to Its utmost capacity when the
signal to begin hostilities Is given. The
advance sale of tickets already eclipses
by far any contest ever given in this
city and from the present outlook the
men will play to a record-breaking house.
When the contest ,was first arranged,
many believed that Gardner had but lit
tle chance of wresting the laurels from
the wonderful Terry. Those who have
seen the "Omaha Kid" at work -have
changed their minds somewhat and it Is
believed by many that Gardner, while
he may not win, will give Terry one of
the hardest battles of his life. Gardner
trains dally oh the roads at Alameda
and has already done twice as much pre
liminary work as he ever did before. He
is In the finest possible condition.
Cause of Pugilist Smith's Death.
LONDON, April 26. At the inquest to
day over the remains of "Billy" Smith,
the American pugilist who' was fatally
Injured Monday night at the National
Sporting Club by "Jack" Roberts, in a
boxing pontest, a surgeon testified that
the autopsy snowed a laceration of the
right side? ot the brain, that ptherwise
Smith's ' jjihyMcal -condition was perf ect,
and tnatjUns-death was due to violence.
Nat Smith raised the question of his
brother's Jiaviftg been given something to
drink a't the end of the seventh round
which caused his collapse. The Coroner
reserved the point for discussion Monday.
The correct name" of the dead pugilist is
Murray Livingston. He resided in Philadelphia.-
Three Bouts at Denver.
DENVER, April 26. At the Colorado
Athletic Association here tonight, "Spi
der" Kelly put out Sam Bolin (colored)
in three rounds. Billy Stlft and Jack
Johnson (colored), of Texas, fought a 10
round draw, and Abe Atell, of San
Francisco, won from young Cassldy, of
Colorado Springs, In the second round.
Referee English stopped the fight when
Cassldy was staggering around the ring,
after having been down twice from the
terrific punishment of the Callfornian.
Football Team Coming West.
CHICAGO, April 26. It was announced
today hy Harry M. Bates, secretary of the
Society of Michigan Alumni Association,
that the football team would make a holi
day trip to the Pacific Coast next Winter
and play both Stanford and California
Universities. The schedule arranged for
provided for a game with Stanford at
Los Angeles Christmas, and a game with
California at San Francisco on New
Sullivan's- Trainer Dead.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 26. Jack
Turner, who was well known in pugilistic
and sporting circles, and who was the
trainer of John L. Sullivan for his fight
with Jake Kllraln, died at his home here
today, aged 61.
Low Water in Salt Lake.
Salt Lake Tribune.
The Monthly Weather Review is consid
ering the low state of water In the Great
Salt Lake. One explanation Is that the
fall Is due to the diverting of large quan
tites of water from the streams flowing
into the lake for irrigation purposes. Mr.
Murdoch found out that the last 15 years
have been the dryest on record. For each
year there has been an average shortage
of .98 inch In rainfall. The total shortage
for 15 years Is 14.7 Inches. Mr. Gilbert, of
the Geological Survey, reviewing this data
that Mr. Murdoch has brought together,
expresses the opinion that the shortage of
rainfall does not suffice to account wholly
for the fall of the lake's surface. He be
lieves .that a prominent place among the
factors to account for the fall in the lake
is to be accorded to irrigation. He thinks
the work of irrigation must have greatly
diminished the amount of water which the
rivers discharged to the lake. We do not
believe that amounts to much. There Is
a great deal of water turned out of the
streams for Irrigation, but save what Is
evaporated on the surface, it nearly all
geta back Into the lake by the underflow.
The way the lakes in the arid region
sometimes dry up and sometimes are full
has not been explained yet. Honey Lake,
on this side of the Sierras, about 30 years
ago, took, up the notion that it would dis
appear, and it did, and was gone for two
years. Then .without any more apparent
cause than for Its leaving, It came back.
The truth is that there is just as great a
river flow In this region underground as
there Js above, and when the streams be
come obstructed, all the waters on the
surface rise"? land when the obstructions in
the fissures are carried away, the waters
sink. There is nothing alarming- about
Salt Lake, ntlt has had four periods of
rise and fair since the pioneers came here
In 1847 and we predict that next year or
year after next it will be back to its full
height. " "
To Protect the Passengers.
NEW YORK, April 26. A rogue's gal
lery of card sharps is to be provided by
the New York police to be hung in the
cardroom of each of the big trans-Atlantic
liners running out of this port. This
action is the result of the alleged swind
ling of Dr. Joseph Mulr out of $8000 on
a recent voyage.
It's a sign that the blood is deficient in vitality, just as pimples1
and other eruptions are signs that the blood is impure. It's a warn
ing, too, which only the hazardous fail to heed.
Hood's Sarsapariila removes it, gives new life, new courage,
strength and animation.
It cleanses the blood and clears the complexion.
Accept no substitute.
"My husband had salt rheum. He took
two bottles of Hood's Sarsapariila and was
cured. For that tired feeling in the Spring
there is no medicine that does me as much
good." Mrs. E. Hunt, Weston, Or.
"I have found Hood's Sarsapariila a grand
medicine for the blood and to build up the
strength and the system generally. I rec
ommend it for ailments that have their
origin in impure blood." Mrs. Nancy M.
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FLOOD CAUSED DISTRESS
OHIO RIVER BECOMES STATIONARY
Forecast Oflicial Says It Will Begin
Falling Today On the
CINCINNATI, April 26. The Ohio River
has been stationary here and for some
distance below Cincinnati since 9 o'clock
this morning. Local Forecast Official
Bassler said tonight: "I look for the
river to remain stationary until tomorrow
morning, when there may be a percepti
ble fall. Favorable weather Is reported
through the Ohio Valley."
The conditions on both sides of the river
here tonight are quite serious. Many sick
have removed from Inundated houses to
hospitals. Relief committees have been
organized at many places above Clncln-
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imu, wnere tnere is distress. j.c is esii-
mated that 600 residences have been in-
undated in the east end of Cincinnati and
more in the -west side, along Mill Creek
valley. These do not include the flooded
districts along the frontage of the Ohio
.River, where tenement houses as well as
business Interests suffered. On the Ken
tucky side from Covington through New
port, Bellevue and Dayton, the situation
la equally distressing. Thousands are out
of work here and up the valley, but most
of them wil.1 resume Monday. Among
those closing today were the lower shops
of the Fay & Eagan Company, rendering
500 men idle. The street railways are still
crippled, but the steam railways are run
ning all passenger trains as usual, and
they expect to be ready to handle freight
at all stations Monday.
At Bellevue, Ky., just across the river
from the eastern part of Cincinnati, a
large indignation meeting was held to
night because the Cincinnati, Covington
& Newport Street Railway did not fur
nish boats for transfers at all the flooded
points. The street railways claims that
boats are in such demand that they could
not be had at all places where the water
was over the tracks. Later, a crowd of
indignant people tore up the tracks for
some distance in the more elevated parts
of the town.
At Ripley, O., the Inundation Is so bad
tonight that all business is suspended.
From Main street to East Ripley every
thing Is under water. At Portsmouth, O.,
a rise In the Scioto River has made the
situation worse in the northern part of
that city. Over 2000 people have been
driven from their homes in the Ports
mouth district. '
THE WOMEN'S SIDE OF IT.
Mrs. Hidden's Version of the Wash
ington Pan-American Row.
OLYMPIA Wash..Aprll 25. (To the Ed
itor.) As the papers have given in many
instances a very misleading and one
sided report of the recent meeting of
the Pan-American Commission of Wash
ington, held in Tacoma April 14, 1901, you
will do me a great favor by giving me an
opportunity to present to the public the
facts In the case.
When the Tacoma Ledger of the 15ih
made many misstatements in reeard to
the position and action taken by two
honorary members of the board of women
managers, I wrote a letter to the editor
over my own signature, politely asking
that he give me space to make some cor
rections, as the statements made In their
report involved the Attorney-General as
well as ourselves.
Instead of granting my request, the cor
rections made In my letter were garbled
and twisted, and made to mean exactly
the opposite from what they were in
tended. The ladles of the commission presented
themselves at the meeting in Tacoma in
full belief that they rightfully belonged
there; for While in the first Instance their
appointment by Governor Rogers at the
request of Director-General Buchanan
was purely honorary, the Legislature con
firmed that appointment and provided an
appropriation for their expenses in section
3 of the appropriation bill, as follows:
Tho expenses incurred by the two honorary
members of tho Board of "Women Managers
who have been appointed from this state to
attend said exposition, and who will work in
conjunction with the commissioners to bs ap
pointed In collcctlns and carinff for art in
needlework, etc.. and other exhibits to be dis
played at said Pan-American Exposition, to be
paid out of said fund hereafter appropriated,
and the auditor Is hereby Instructed to draw
his warrant upon the treasurer for all ex
penses actually Incurred upon the presenta
tion of the proper vouchers therefor.
It would seem to an Intelligent mind
that the above law would be sufficient to
secure us a seat in the commission, and
In any case that as ladles we would be
received courteously; but it did not, for
Washington's commission is not com
posed of true gentlemen, I am sorry to
have to say.
We were subjected to a cross-fire of Im
pertinent questions: Where were our
commissions? Did we expect to go to the
exposition at the state's expense, and
what for? One of the Commissioners, so
under the influence of liquor that he could
hardly walk straight, thrusting his hand
Infrt Vile nnplrAf anfri thnf t tea wpro
"short" he would give us some money, I
TIRED ALLTHE T
That's a Spring Conditio!
"We have taken Hood's Sarsapariila aa -a
Spring medicine, and we have very little
sickness In our family." Mrs. John
Schultz, Box 256, Fort Bragg, Cal.
"I was troubled with severe headaches
and a tired feeling for over 20 years. A
friend urged me to try Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla, which I did, and the result was I soon
felt much better. I always keep Hood's
on hand and take it when needed, from
time to time." Mrs. Herman. Matthies,
1527 E St, Tacoma, Wash.
but that It was an "outrage on the state"
for us to ask to go to Buffalo at the
Lee Hart, that king of politicians, from
King County, sat in his chair, cigar In
mouth, and indulged himself In such
gentlemanly questions as: "Do you women
consider yourselves two of the 11 male
Commissioners spoken of In this bill?"
"Are you prepared to go to Buffalo un
der the direction of the Commissioners
and talk lumber, mining and agriculture
10 hours a day, as the rest of us will
have to do?" This In the face of the fact
that we had explained explicitly our
status as honorary members, and also
In the face of the fact that they (the
Commissioners) are not burdening them
selves with work, and that at least nine
men are already engaged at stated sala
ries ranging from $125 to 5150 per month
and expenses to go and do the work In
the state and at Buffalo.
The plea was made that there was no
space for a woman's exhibit; but a tele
gram from Mrs. Hamilton, president of
the Women's Board, states that no space
has been asked for. and as far as funds
nrn rnnnemed. the honorary members in
slsted and do now insist that, according
I . it. t..t Lin hut. Aaniirao
io me appropruiuuii um, "mtu u..iu.;a
' In section 7 that "all counties, districts
or individuals desiring to send articles to
j said exposition may do so by having the
same delivered in good order for ship
meat," etc, that the , commission have
exceeded their authority in eliminating
any department, for the only discretion
ary power given Is In regard to the qual
ity of an exhibit.
As matters are now arranged by the
commission, the department of mining and
lumber, In which certain Commissioners
are very greatly Interested, will be given
the Inside track, while some of the other
departments In which the people of the
state are equally Interested are to be ex
cluded; and there Is a general feeling that
the money which should be expended for
the state will be used in booming certain
The ladles of the commission presented
plans for a school exhibit, which would
help, as they thought, as much as any
other to set forth the status of the
state educationally, but, as has been
truthfully reported, their plans and rights
and they themselves were repudiated.
MRS. M. L. T. HIDDEN.
Honorary Member Pan-American Expo
Close View of Cnba.
Mr. C. R. Miller, editor of the New
York Times, writes to his paper from Ha
vana: My own Impression Is that In the end all
objections will be waived and the Piatt
amendment accepted. No one can pre
tend that the United Stites has not the
right and the duty to Impose upon the Cu
bans the conditions essential to Its own
peace and security. The possible range
lies between permanent military occupa
tion and dependency, at the one extreme,
and an independence as untrammeled as
that of Great Britain or Germany at
the other. It Is very plain that these dele
gates feel In their hearts that we have
Imposed conditions very much nearer the
latter extreme than the former; In fact,
that we hive been easy with them, very
much easier than Sir Alfred Mllner with
his "Irreducible minimum" demanded of
the Boers. Their arguments against the
third section, even, are transparently
faint-hearted. They seem to feel that
they are unable to make out a good case
either from point of view of our rights
or their interest. They say frankly that
they want no army, no navy. They know
perfectly well that their powerful neigh
bor will attend to their defense against
foreign aggression. They recognize the
correlative necessity of foregoing the right
to make war a3 one that we cannot ac
cord to them. Admitting all these things,
they must and do see that the conces-
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and do not transcend the limits of rea
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ment by and for themselves without ex
ternal safeguards. The real substance
of their opposition Is that it hurts thrtr
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The Bible puts a great premium on plod
ding. "Be not weary In well doing," "Ye
have need of patience," "Go to the ant.
thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be
wise." "Let patience . have her perfect
work." There is need in these days for
these sober counsels, for we live amid an
atmosphere of rush and hurry. Speed Is
more esteemed than safety, and the very
word "slow" Is often a term of reproach.
This rage for rapid money-getting, rapid
social advancement and fast living Is very
demoralizing. People will sit up till mid
night at a concert or a play or a party,
j but an instructive gospel discourse must
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