Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 30, 1901, Image 1

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VOL. XLL 20. 12,599.
APBIL 80, 1901."
Rubber and Oil-Clothing, Boots and Shoes.
Goodyear Rubber Company
R. H. PEASE. President.
T. H. SHEPARD. JR.. Treasurer.
J. A. SHE.PAKD. Secretary.
7375 FIRST ST.
The Celebrated
Wholesale Distributers
haw's Pure Malt
Without a Rival Today
BlOmaUer & HOCfi, 108 and HO Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oregon
The President and His Party
Start on Their Journey.
First Day Took Tliem Through the
Historic Section of Virginia
Today They "Will Cross
Don't Buy a Broiler....
But when you buy a steel range, get a "Van," which
has a BROILING ATTACHMENT (distinctly its own),
on which you can broil meats or fish, or make toast
without having them filled with the gases of the
fuel when done.
w. g. Mcpherson, 47 First st.
Heating and Ventilating Engineer. '
Fifth and Washington Sts. . . rORTLAND, OREGON
Rooms Single 7!c to 51.50 per day
First-Class Checlc Restaurant Rooms Double ....$1.00 to 12.00 per day
Connected With Hotel. Rooms Family JL50 to $3.00 per day
C T. BELCHER. Sec. and Trow.
St. Charles Hotel
Portland; Oregon r
American and European Plan.
American plan ...... ..$1.25. $1.80. $1.73
European plan. 60c. 75c. $1.00
Our Harness Department is the most
complete on the Pacific Coast. We
can furnish you anything you require,
from the cheapest Buggy Harness to
the finest Coach and Four-in-Hand
Harness, in all the up-to-date mountings.
Visitors Always Welcome.
Express Package Sale!
1 1 3. j j
BRISTOL., Tenn., April 29. The iirst day
of the President's lone tour to the Pacific
Coast lay through a historic section in
ivirgima, across the valleys of the Rapl
dan and James, in sight of the homes of
Madison and Jefferson, up past the peaks
of Otter, so dear to the hert of the Vir
ginian, into the picturesque Blue Ridge
Mountains. The Tennessee line was
reached at 10:55 tonight with the arrival
of the train at Bristol. The Presidential
party received a flattering ovation from
the time the train left "Washington.
Large crowds assembled at every station,
the countryside and crossroads each had
Its little group of watchers straining their
eyes to catch a glimpse of the Chief Mag
istrate as the train whisked by.
If today's reception through Virginia is
any indication of what is to occur through
the rest of the trip, the President's tour
across the continent will be a trlumphaL
one. Some of the people in their eager
ness to grasp the President's hand clam
bered up the railing surrounding the plat
form. The President received these dem
onstrations good-naturedly, and never
failed smilingly to grasp the hand -extend-ed
to him. Mrs. McKinley, sitting at the
window in the observation car, smiling
and waving her handkerchief In response
to the greetings of the multitudes, cre
ated no less enthusiasm than the Presi
dent. Every precaution was taken by rail
road officials today to guard against the
possibility of a mishap of any character.
The track, switches and bridges were all
carefully Inspected just before the train
reached a given station; everything on the
road, passenger as well as freight, was
sidetracked and over the Norfolk &West
ern Railroad today a pilot train ran ahead
of the Presidential special. All the mem
bers of the party enjoyed the first day
of their trip, and the President expressed
his gratification over the reception he had
Tomorrow the train will make brief
stops at Huntsvllle, Decatur and Tuscum-
brla, Ala., and Corinth, Miss. Memphis,
where the party will remain until mid
night, will be reached at 4:30 P. M.
Crowds at the Depot to See the
Party Off.
that Is to carry President miTi-Virs. .Mc
Kinley' arid their party ort their long, ex
cursion across the continent and back
made its start today precisely on sched
ule time, over the Southern Road.
Before 10 o'clock many people had con
gregated about the station, and when the
President and Mrs. McKinley arrived,
about 10:20, the building w'as thronged and
many persons were congregated on the
outside. There was a cheer as the Presi
dent's Immediate party drove up to the
station, and a great demonstration of af
fection and regard as the head of the Na
tion and his wife made their way through
the crowd to the train. Mrs. McKinley
leaned upon the arm of Dr. Rixey, and
both she and the President smiled in re
sponse to the greetings which met them
at every step. They were accompanied,
to the train by numerous friends and
many persons distinguished in the affairs
of the Nation. Mrs. McKinley found the
the drawing-room of the private coach
which she and the President are to occupy
beautifully decorated with roses and othei
flowers. Seating herself beside a window
facing the crowd, she continued to smile
and bow to acquaintances until the train
moved out. The President took his posi
tion on the rear platform of the Olympia,
beside Secretary Hitchcock, hat in hand.
Promptly at 10:30 the train started upon
Its 10,000-mile journey. The crowd cheered
enthusiastically and waved a good-bye
The demonstration was continued until
the train left the environments of Wash
ington, the crowd extending well to the
city limits.
minutes. Senator Daniel, Mayor G. ' W:
Smith, members of the Board of Trade
and City Council and a great crowd
greeted the party -with old-fashioned Vir
ginia enthusiasm. Senator Daniel made a
speech of welcome, to "which the Presi
dent responded. The President said:
"I am very slad not pnjy to meet the
people of the City at .Lynchburg, but' to
be presented by your distinguished Sen
ator.. It is a matter of public 'interest,
but one of pure personal recollection,, that
the first time I eve tried -to come to
Lynchburg I did not stay. (Laughter). I
came here with a number of other-gentlemen
who sought entrance, but the
gates were closed. (Laughter). "We could
not open them and you would not (ap
plause) and so we departed to seek an
other host, If not more hospitable, less
formidable than the one that greeted us
here. (Laughter). It is a happy time foe
me to visit Lynchburg now the war over,
no exchange of greetings with shot and
shell as then, but with tfie friendly wel
come of all the people which typifies' the
respect and regard and good will which
exists between all sections of our com
mon country."
Facts Brought Out at thejfrial
of Captain J. V. Reed. -
entering this country are now In Kansas
City, Mo. Warning has been sent out by
Police Commissioner Murphy to the Kan
sas City .police officials, who now have
the Italians under strict police surveillance."
At Roanoke.
BOANOKE, Va., April 29. The biggest
and nolsest demonstration of the day oc
curred at Roanoke. Thousands of people
were at the station and two bands greet
ed the President with "Hail to the
Chief." There were more American flags
in evidence here than at anv other ston-
I"Hb place. The President responded
briefly to the calls for a speech.
Perins Withdraws From the Gub
ernatorial Contest In Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Ia7April 29.-Gearge D.
Perkins has withdrawn '.from the contest
for the Iowa Republican Gubernatorial
nomination. In announcing his with
drawal he said:
"Edwin H. Conger, upon his return to
the United States, having reiterated his
assurance that he would accept the nomi
nation of the Republican for Governor of
Iowa if they should decide to tender the
nomination to him, I withdraw ray name
from further consideration In connection
with that office."
Money Extorted From Contractors
to Cover Major Davis' Shortage
Colonel Woodruff on Stand
Naval Officers' Testimony.
Conger en Route East.
OG-DBN, Utah, April 3. Minister Con
ger and party reached Qgden this morn
ing at 6:45. They were mot by President
Burt's private car in pharge of John N.
Baldwin, attorney-general of the Union
Pacific, and Ernest E. Hart, John T.
Stewart and Donald McRae, of the re
ception committee, all of Council Bluffs.
The party left at 8:20 A. M. via the Union
Hill Is Not Going; to Make a Political
Trip and Is Not a Candidate.
ALBANY, N. Y., April 20. "Ex-Governor
David B. Hill today gve but the follow
ing statemeht:
'"My attention has been called to the
story that has been going- the rounds of
the press that I am expecting to make a
political trip through Che West and South
either this year pr next. I desire to state
that I do riot contemplate anv such trio.
MANILA. April 29. The trial of James
V. Reed, ex-depot commissary at Manila,
who was arrested about a fortnight ago
for alleged participation in the commis
sary frauds, was begun here today, and
bids fair to develop Into a considerable
case. Captain Reed is charged with so
liciting and receiving bribes, and with
other official misconduct. At tho hfcln-
nins of fhe trial' counsel for the defendant
raised a number of technical objections,
which were overruled. The hearing of
testimony was then begun.
Mr. Schlndler, manager of the Alham
bra cigar factory, testified that in No
vember those having profitable contracts
with the Government were asked to as
sist in making goocLan alleged deficiency
of ?2000 in the accounts of Major George
B. Davis, who was depot commissary be
fore Captain Reed, and who was sent to
the United States on sick leave. Schlndler
gave Captain Jteed. $10 50, which was 2
per cent commission on the cigars sold
to the Commissary Department during
the time that Major Davis was depot
commissary at Manila. t
An officer named Franklin, who was as
sistant commissary", testified to the effect
that on March IS, and following the direc
tion of a superior officer, he obtained 51000
from Major Davis and paid this money
over to Schlndler.
inspector-General Garllngton testified
that during the preliminary Investigation
of the commissary scandals. Captain Reed
admitted, having received money from
Schlndler and others, and gave as" an ex
cuse that the money so received was in
tended, to cover 'Major Davis' shortage.
Lieutenant Richard H. Townley. of the
Navy, at present superintendent of the
Manila Nautical School, testified that as
a result of a conference with Captain
Reed, he went to see Castle Bros.', con
tractors, who supply the Comnilseary -Department
with vegetables, etc., and want
ed them to. give Captain Reed 52000, and
10 per cent commission on all sales. Cas
tle Bros, demurred to this proposition.
Lieutenant Townley again went to Castle
Bros., and th tline asked them for only
52000. Castle Bros, were reluctant to
band over the-sumrand Lieutenant Town.-
ley explained that Captain -Rcpd wag In
a position to advance the Interests 'of the
Scores of Families Rendered Home
less at Plttshurg.
PITTSBURG, April 29. Fire at the cor
ner of Carson and Seventeenth streets.
South Side, resulted In a property loss
estimated at 5225,000, consumed over a
dozen buildings and rendered a score of
families homeless.
The flames were discovered In the base
ment of the four-story department store
of George E. Lorsch & Brother, and In a
very short time the entire building: was
burning furiously. It was In ruins within
30 minutes. A panic ensued among- the
customers and employes, which resulted
In what started at first a report that
eight persons had perished. This was
happily found to be untrue after the fire
had been controlled.
A shower of xthe burning timbers were
thrown from the Lorsch building, carry
ing destruction In all directions and sev
cial other stores and a number of dwell
ings were swept by the flames. The losses
are pretty well covered by Insurance.
The child of Mrs. Kate Donley, sup
posed to have been lost In the flames,
was discovered safe and well In a house
where some women had carried It while
the mother was being: removed from thf
burning building.
Contract Let for Juneau
Skagway Line.
Bnrniitff Mine Will Be Flooded.
LA TROBE, Pa., April 29. The fire at
the Dorothy coal and coke plant of the
American Steel Wire Company, which
started last mgnt. Is stm burning, su
perintendent Rogers and William Gill,
who were overcome by smoke, have re
covered and no fatalities will result from
the explosion. It is known now that all
the miners escaped. A pipe line has been
laid Into the mouth of the pit and the
mine will b- flooded. The loss to the plant
will reach about $150,000.
New York Man Agrees to Do the
Work for $70,000 System Will
Be Guaranteed for Two
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 29. Gen
eral Greely today approved the recom
mendation of the board of signal offlce-s
making the award for laying the cable
from Juneau to Skagway, Alaska, to W.
R. Brlxle. of New York, he being the low
est bidder. The contract price is 570.000.
The successful firm will be required to
construct, lay and put in operation the en
tire cable system, in 90 days from tno
time of the award. It will thea ba turned
over to the Signal Corps for -oparatlon,
being guaranteed first for two years.
During the current week the Fish Com
mission steamer Albatross will cruise oft
the Oregon Coast, making soundings In
the hope of finding new species of sea
life. At the conclusion of this cruise she
will outfit at Seattle for a Summer s
cruise along the Alaska Coast, when the
study of food fishes which has been con
ducted through two past seasons will bo
Over THREE THOUSAND unclaimed
Suits and Overcoats 'to choose from.
All tailor-made, worth from $25.00
to $50.00, for
New Failing: Bids;., 248 Washington Street.
The Pianola.
The Pianola occupies a unique position. It has undertaken that which past ages
have pronounced Impossible, and has made it practicable. It has followed principles
revolutionary to accepted standards, and bat won its strongest support from those
vrho were the greatest upholders of the old theories. It makes piano-playing pos
sible for those who literally do not know one note from another; jet it has been ac
corded a popularity among the musically cultured which is unprecedented in the
history of .nusic. Come and hear it for yourself: w m tae
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Agent for the Aeolian Company
Aeolian Hall. 353-355 Washington Street cor. Park
Gas Explosion in an Indian Terri
tory Mine.
SOUTH M'ALESTER, L T.. April 29.
An explosion of gas occurred in the mine
of the McAlester Coal Company, at Al
derson, this morning, by which five men
lost their lives, seven were injured and
another is reported missing. The dead
Emanuel Taylor, colored.
Wiley Clark and brother, colored.
Andrew Pescol.
Domlnlco Wesoluly.
The injured are: Ed Andrews, colored;
Pat Woods, Paul Sotak, Mose Garret, col
ored, and two others, names unknown.
Joe Petrovltch is missing.
It is believed the explosion was caused
toy the firing by some of the men of a
defective blast left by the regular shot
lirers. All the dead were asphyxiated.
CUanpe of American Ministers.
BUDA PEST, April 29. Emperor Fran
cis Joseph today granted a farewell au
dience to Addison C. Harris, the retiring
United States Minister to Austria-Hungary,
-and subsequently received the "new
Minister. Robert S. McCormlck, who pre
sented his credentials to his Majesty.
Collector Dunne Thinks Internal
Revenue Laws Were Violated.
SEATTLE, April .29. Under sneclal In
structions from David M. Dunne, Collector
of Internal Revenue, Special Deputy Mul
lay, of Portland, and Deputy Ross, of the
Seattle office, today seized in various ho
tels, restaurants and saloons in this city
upward, of -150 cases of imported cham
pagnes and Rhine wines for alleged vio
lations of the Internal revenue laws. The
property seized by the officers is valued
nt between 51000 and 55000. The allegation
nude by them is that the wine was found
in the various establishments, without
having the revenue stamps required under
the law.
Praise for the Germans.
BERLIN, April 29. The latest Chinese
specials to arrive here show that the Ger
man troops behaved -with the greatest
gallantry during the engagements with
the forces under General Liu, storming
the stronghold of the enemy. The Chinese
artillery, although firing splendid guns
made in 1898 at the arsenal in Han Yang,
aimed badly. The Germans demolished
the fortifications , near the gates of the
Great Wall. They suffered Intensely from
the heat.
At Charlottesville.
The Presidential train, with a tiny flag
on the pilot of the- engine denoting that
the Chief Magistrate of the Nation
on board, arrived at Charlottesville on
schedule time. The run from Washington
was made without Incident. A brief stop
was made at Alexandria. A big crowd
had assembled at the station there and
the President and Mrs. McKinley ap
peared on the platform. Speeding
through Virginia to this town, famous as
the seat of the University of Virginia
and the home of Jefferson, people were
gathered at every town, village and cross
roads to see the train go by. At Manas
sas, Culpepper and Orange the crowds
were especially large. As the train ap
proached Charlottesville the party had a
glimpse of the old home of President
Madison at Montpeller. The pillars of
the old mansion were plainly discernible
through the trees.
At Charlottesville there was an Im
mense assemblage at the station. The
students from the university lined up
alongside the train and gave the Presi
dent three rousing cheers and a tiger
when he made his appearance.
From the platform of his car the Pres
ident spoke as follows:
"It gives me great pleasure to receive
the greeting of the people of Charlottes
ville and the cheers of the young men of
the University of Virginia. (Applause.)
Your institution is linked with great
names and great deeds and has influ
enced both. (Applause). What an array
of Immortal names. Virginia holds in. her
keeping to remind us of lofty patriotism,
broad statesmanship and noble achieve
ments; (Applause). To no other state of
the American Union belongs such history
to preserve, and cherish and such exam
ples to Inspire and emulate. (Great ap
plause). May the, young men of the
State of Virginia prove worthy sons of
their noble ancestors and. contribute in
the future, as they did in the past, to the
well-being and honor and glory of the F.e
publlc. (Great applause). Let me assure
you, young gentlemen, that the present
and the future hold rich rewards for good
scholars and the wish which I leave with
you Is that of these you may have your
full share." (Prolonged applause).
There were calls for Secretary Hay, but
his only response was to introduce Post
master General Smith, who spoke briefly.
At Lynchhurg. f
In the City of Lynchburg, the home of
Senator Daniel, there was a stop of 10
In Favor of Democrat.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 29 Judge Hazen,v
in the District Court, today decided the'
mandamus proceedings in the Parker
Hughes mayoralty contest case in favor
of Parker, the Democratic candidate. In
face of the returns at the recent city
election, Parker received a majority of 11.
Upon canvassing the returns the Coun
cil found an error In the tally sheets
which gave Hughes a majority of nine,
and It gave him a certificate of election.
The attorneys for Hughes have asked for
a new trial.
Judge Hazen overruled the motion for
a new trial. The attorneys for Colonel,
Hughes will file a bill of exceptions and'
were given until Friday to do so. Colonel
Hughes was the candidate of the Law
and Order League, and 'the decision of4
Judge Hazen Is a victory for the "Wets." '
Defeat of Cherokee Treaty.
CLEARMONT, I. T., April 29. Reports
from over the territory Indicate the elec
tion today resulted in the defeat of the
Cherokee treaty, the vote against ratifica
tion apparently being heavily in the ma
jority. '
Mrs. Nation's Husband Robbed At a
Dog and Pony Show.
MARION, Ind., April 29. David Nation,
husband of Carrie Nation, the Kansas re
former, was robbed of 578 in cash,' some
jewelry and his return -"railroad ticket to
Wichita today. Mr. Nation Is "visiting his
sister, Mrs. Johu Mills, of South Marlon,
and attended a dog and pony show In
Marlon this afternoon.
Effect of Mrs. Nation's Visit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 29. Mrs,
Nation's visit to Kansas City two weeks
ago and her alleged harsh treatment at
the hands of the police have borne fruit.
A meeting today of 200 representatives of
local churches and temperance societies
decided to petition Governor Dockery to
remove Police Commissioners Ward and
Gregory unless they shall agree to en
force the Sunday closing law against sa-'
loons. A committee was appointed to de
mand of the commissioners that the sa
loons be closed and unless they act
promptly the church people propose to
secure petitions signed by at least 10,
000 people demanding of the state, execu
tive that he remove the local commis
sioners from office.
that such transactions were not cusfoh
ary In the Navy.'
Colonel Charles A. Woodruff, chief of
the Subsistence Department In Manila,
testified thaf on December 30 Castle Bros.
aroused his suspicion by Intimating that
money was being collected by an officer
of the Commissary Department." Later
Colonel Woodruff sent for Captain Reed,
who admitted receiving rebates for the
purpose of covering" the delinquencies of
Major Davis. The testimony of Colonel
Woodruff is unfinished, and other wit
nesses are awaiting examination. Lieu
tenant John W. Hausermartn. of .the
Thirty-fourth Infantry, Is Judge-Advocate
of the court, and Major Thomas L. Hartl
gan, of the Thirteenth Infantry, and Cap
tain H. Marple, of the Fortieth Infantry,
are cdunsel for the defendants.
West Caused the Investigation.
WASHINGTON, April 29. Copies of Ma
nila, papers a month old have been re
ceived at the' War Department, containing
stories of the discoveries of irregularities
In the matter of commissary stores. It
appears from these accounts that Major
West, who was sent to Manila .to be
Depot Commissary, would not accept
charge of the depot until the stores either
were'shown upon Invoice or accounted for.
This led to an Investigation, and some of
the enlisted men and civilians employed
about the commissary storehouse were
arrested. The Manila police made the
rounds of the city, and found quite a large
amount of commissary supplies in differ
ent places. Much of ..this could be ac
counted, for by the sale of 'savings on ra
tions, but this saving, It appeared, could
not be disposed of to general buyers, for
an order in force In the Philippines di
rects the return to the department of
stores of savings, which will be paid for
at the rate of cost to the Government.
This would be a much less profit than
could be obtained by dealing with mer
chants and contractors. The papers re
ceived here simply enlarge upon the cable
When recentlv dvlfied that Jin Invitation
ra.lhTTwmtthaU--wHrm WrtCTl"-' ssrtrt -ftrrtf"h
tntrtiin Ary,t albW.v.n-' ..-...-' i-.'? ?. i - I thnilfl-ht f?:intnln T?noil nnc rtnltiw o hrihlo. 1
make such a visit, I immediately replied phihg in attempting tov-protet. the'ehari-
that it would be Impossible and. requested
the 'abandonment of the prouo-ed invita
tion. . v -
"I will state further that L a'm not a
candidate for the Democratic Presidential
nomination m 1904. I am neither seeking
thj nomination nor expecting If. I regard
all suggestions of candidates at this time
as premature and inadvisable. No one
can now tell what can or ought to be
done in 1901."
Fire in n Chicago Hotel.
CHICAGO. April 30 Shortly before 1
o'clock this morning, fire broke out In
the Revere House, a six-story hotel build
ing, situated at the corner of Michigan
and North Clark streets. The fire was
got under control in 20 minutes. Loss,
Car Stable Destroyed.
NEW YORK, April 30. Fire consumed
the car stabjes and 200 cars of the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit Company at Flushing
and Nostrand avenues, Brooklyn, early
this morning. Loss. 52O0.C0O.
Wrecked Thrcc-Masted Ship Discov
ered Oft Q,uccn Charlotte Inlands.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 29. The
steamer Tees, arriving tonight from the
North, brings news of the finding by In
dians of a three-masted ship, wrecked off
the coast of. Queen Charlotte Islands.
Identity of the 'vessel is at present un
known. The bodies tt( several sailors are
said to have bean found near by: The
story of the, wreck, -as given Jbjf ttteIndfc-i
ans to tne oinccrs -or .tne xees was-- ex
ceedingly vague. The Indians either couldr
nnt .M-nrl th name of the vessel, or were
acter of? -a.. brother officer.' "He also said j fiot alert to note It, for they
The Rhode I-lnnd Banlc Failure.
WESTERLY, R. I., April 29. The clon
ing of the Mechanics Savings. Bank, no
tice of which was given yesterday, did
not create any visible commotion In
financial circles here today. Withdrawals
from other banks during the forenoon
were apparently not more numerous than
PROVIDENCE, RT. April 29. The Su
preme Court today Issued an order re
straining the officers of the Westerly
Savings Bank from carrying on business
and from receiving or paying out depos
its until after a hearing May 15 on tly
petition for leave to go into liquidation.
could give no clew to the ship's Identity.
The masts of the craft were broken off
short, and she was generally demolished.
The only theory of the Identity of the
ship advanced, and that seems very im
probable, is that the wreck may possi
bly be the Andrada. which took a pilot
off the mouth of the Columbia last Decem
ber, .and has not been heard of since. It is
suggested that she, may "have drifted north
to the present location of the wreck. As
this Is several hundred miles north of
the spot where the Andrada ran aground,
the theory finds few believers.
Sncide of a Roumanian Shipowner.
VIENNA, April 29. A dispatch to the
Neue Frle Presse from Bucharest says
Carvali, one of the largest shipowners
and grain exporters at Berelal, has com
mitted suicide by shooting himself. His
alleged liabilities are 5,000,000 francs. The
affair has caused excitement at'Buchrest
and Berelal, which is the principal port
of Roumanla.
Will Be Extended to July 1 Captain
McDonald Wounded.
WASHINGTON, April 29.-5 Is said at
the War Department .that the amnesty
granted bv General MacArthur In a nro-
clamatlon Issued to the Filipinos, 'which
expired last- Autumn, and was extended
by the Philippine Commission to May 1,
win be extended again by the Taft Com
mission to about July 1, when it is ex
pected that the civil government of the
Philippines .will be instituted.
Captain J. B. McDonald, Third Caval
ry, was wounded during a recent engage
ment with the insurgents in Northern
Luzon, but it is understood that his in
juries are not serious.
The Postoffice Department Issued a gen
eral order today announcing that hereaf
ter all malls for the Philippine Islands.
whether military, civil or official, will be
forwarded to San Francisco for despatch
by means of steamers sailing from that
Largest Transactions in the History
of the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK,' April 29. Transactions on
the New York Stock Exchange today
were by far the largest In the history of
that Institution, the total being estimated
at 2,760,000 shares. Transactions were so
large and the t market so active that It
was Impossible for the reporters to se
cure a record of all the sales and it Is
probable that even the large total men
tioned may be 50,000 shares short of the
market. The largest transactions were
In United States Steel, 432,600 shares of
which changed hands at from !9 to 52,
closing at 514- One hundred and seventy-two
thousand five hundred shares of
United States Steel preferred were sold
at prices ranging from 97 f to jj9. ,;he
activity In Union Pacific throughout the
day was very great, the total sales in
that stock being 392,500 shares at prices
ranging from 109$. to 120.
The stock closed at 118, an advance
of -11 points as compared with last Fri
day's close.
The dealings in bonds were also tremendous.
Counterfeiters at Butte.
BUTTE. Mont., April 29. Two of what
Is supposed to a big gang of counterfeit
ers were arrested here today and Identi
fied by several people on whom they had
passed bogus 510 gold pieces. They got
rid of quite a number. William Dough
erty, one of them, has lived here for years,
and Is supposed to have only recently be
come connected with the gang. John
Mulligan, the: other, has been here a much
shorter time, and was a faro dealer until,
.the-law caused the games to- close or run
ery much under cover.
Henry Bolln. Pardoned.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 23. Governor
Dietrich today granted a conditional par
don to Henry Bolln, sentenced five years
ago to 19 years in the penitentiary upon
conviction of having, as Treasurer of
Omaha, embezzled 5100,000 of city funds.
Bolln is growing old and his health la
breaking. Influential men signed the p
tltion for his pardon.
Chicago's New Chief of Police.
CHICAGO, April 29. Mayor Harrison to
night sent to the City Council fo- con
firmation the name of Captain Frank
O'Nell as Chief of Police, to succeed Chief
Joseph KIpley, resigned. The name was
confirmed without opposition. Captain
O'Nell has been a member of the police
force for many years.
Viscount Barrlncton Dead.
LONDON, April 29. Percy Barrlnston,
eighth Viscount Barrington and Baron
Shute, died today at Wostbury Manor,
Bucks. He was born In 1825.
Burlington Dividend.
BOSTON, April 29. The directors of the
Burlington Railroad today declared a
dividend of 52 per share for the four
months ending July 1. payable June 15.
The officials of the Burlington admitted
that the dividend was announced at this
time in anticipation of the pending
transaction whereby the Burlington road
is to be taken by the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific roads. It was explained
that the new bonds are to date from July
1 and the dividend on the Burlington was
made payable June 15, as that has been
the regular dividend day for several
The amount of the dividend Is 50 cents
higher than the previous dividend and
brings the aggregate up to 57 per share
for the year.
Fatal Fire in France.
CANNES, France, April 29. Fire. broke
out last night at the Artillery camp in the
vicinity of the village of St.1 Jean. Eight
men were burned to death and several
were injured.
Oklahoma Bank Boohed.
KINGFISHER, O. T., April 29. The
Blaine County Bank, at Watonga, was
robbed Friday night of 51SQ0, the vault
being blown open with dynamite". The
robbers escaped. '
Italy Sending Us Her Criminals.
NEW YORK,-April 25. The Herald
"Italy Is making of the United States'
a dumping ground for her criminals
and paupers. This fact ha3 been forci
bly called to the attention of the local
authorities by the arrival In this port
of three Italian brigands, whose depreda
tions made them a scourge to the prov
inces In which they were, reared. De
spairing of being relieved Inviny other
mariner, the merchant np'on whom they
had' preyed made up a liberal purse, with
which the three were sent to America,
arriving here with money enough In their
pockets to enable them to land unques
tioned. These three- outlaws who en
countered no obstacles to bar them from
Will Inspect Foreign Missions.
NEW YORK, April 29. The American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis
sions have completed arrangements for
sending a deputation to the far East to
Inspect the missions of the board in In
dia and Ceylon. The missionaries there
have been urging the prudential commit
tee of the board to send such a deputation
for a long time, feeling the need of coun
sel in many questions on the work. In
those fields. ,The deputation will consist
o- the Rev. Dr. James L. Barton, one of
the secretaries of the board; the Rev. Dr.
Jean F, Loba, of Evansvllle, 111., pastor
of a Congregational Church In that place,
and William F. Wlttemore, a Boston layman.
Oil Land Sale Enjoined.
BEAUMONT, Texas. April 29. The Hol
land stockholders in the Port Arthur Land
Company today filed a petition here asking
an Injunction against the sale of an un
divided half interest In 28,600 acres of
land around Beaumont, to J. S. Cullinan
& Compa-ny, and John Searles. The sale
Tvas negotiated In Kansas City by E. L.
Martin. A. B. SUUwell and J. M.-Trim
ble, trustees of the land company, and
the purchase was supposed to have been
In the Interest of the Standard Oil Company.
Federal Government.
President McKinley started on hla trip to tho
Pacific Coast. Page 1-
The contract was let for the Juneau-Skagwoy
cable. Pag 1.
The President made a large number of mili
tary and civil appointments; Page 3.
The trial of Captain James V. Reed opened at
Manila. Page 1.
Colonel "Woodruff was one of the wltnessea.
Page 1. x
The amnesty proclamation will bo extended to
Julyl. Page 1.
Troops will not bo withdrawn until tho in
demnity aueatlon Is settled. Page 2.
German casualties were large in the expedition,
to Shan St. Pago 2.
The campaign produced a bad effect on tho
natives. Page 2.
His Eminence won the Kentucky Derby.
Page 3.
Matty Matthews and Dave Sullivan got the de
cisions In the LouIsvUIa fights. Page 3.
American and National League scores. Page 3.
The House of Commons adopted all the budget
resolutions except the coal tax. Page 2.
Herbert Gladstone explains his recent remarks.
Page 2.
"Jack, the Ripper" was caught at Baden.
Page 2
Frlck may establish a great steel plant near
Camden. Page 2.
Callahan Is still in Jail at Omaha page 2".
The reward for Crowe's arrest was withdrawn.
Page 2.
Pacific Coast.
Girl In male attire and supposed abductor wera
arrested at Oregon City. Pago 4.
Boycott Is declared against moral crusaders In
Astoria. Page 4.
"Washington well-digger was bulled alive In a
snait. -'age 4.
Baker City voted 5100.000 bonds to extend
water system and put In light plant. Page 4.
Expert says Indications are that oil In large
quantities will be found at Ashland. Page 4.
Portland and Astatic line Issues sailing sched
ule. Page 10.
German ship Otto Gfidemelster sold In San
Francisco. Page 10.
J. P. Morgan purchases Leyland steamship
line. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Sheriff Fra-ler will begin tha collection of bi
cycle tax tomorrow. Page 12.
X. G. Bethunc a discharged street-oar een
ductor. confesses to robbing the sash box at
the barn. Page 7.
George McMillan selected as coaeh for tho
Stanford football eleven. Page 8.
Blackmailer run afoul of the -United States
malls and Is Indicted. Page- 8.
Status of Portland, Nehalem & Tillamook Rail
road. Page 8.