Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 11, 1901, Image 1

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VOL. XLI. .NO. 12,766.
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Lrihe-Uribe Alarmed by a Report of
Intended Mediation.
WD1LEMSTAD, Island of uracao, Nov.
10. Advices received here from Capacho
Vlejo, dated November 5, say that the
report from President Castro to his
brother, Celestlno Castro, at San Cristo
bal, to the effect that the United States
Government insists upon mediating be
tween Venezuela- and Colombia, caused
the greatest excltment among the troops
on the fronUer. General Urlbe-Uribe and
General Modesto Castro Immediately set
out for San Cristobal to obtain details.
It seems that General TJribe-Urlbe refused
to believe the report, declaring that he
had no fears as to the future of the Lib
eral cause, because President Castro had
given him a cast-iron pledge not to for
sake him.
"Should President Castro prove untrue
to the Liberal cause," exclaimed General
TJribe-Urlbe. "it would be his ruin. The
war will enter Colombia before Christ
mas." There Is considerable feeling against
the Castro family among the Colom
bian Liberals and along the frontier in
consequence of a widespread rumor that
Celestlno Castro, who Is commander-in-chief
at San Cristobal, has been privately
selling cattle to the army, the cattle be
ing secured by moans -of alleged raids of
Colombian conservatives. During one of
these raids a dozen soldiers were killed
on both sides. It Is said that the cattlo
changed hands at a pre-arranged price of
$30 per head. The blood thus spilled is
charged directly to Celestlno Castro by
the indignant people of Tachira.
Vcnexnelnn Minister Resigns.
CURACAO. Nov. 10. via Haytien cable.
Dr. Eduardo Blanco, Venezuelan Minister
of Foreign Affairs; has resigned his port
folio. He will be-succeeded by Dr. Pa
chano. The cause of the resignation was
a disagreement regarding the Colombian
question, particularly the answer of Presi
dent Castro to the Pan-American Con
gress in the City of Mexico, which was
sent without Dr. Blanco's knowledge.
Father McTimphi.ns Dying:.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Nov. 10. Father J.
H. McTimphaus, a priest who 50 years ago
performed arduous labors among the In
dian tribes of the whole Western Conti
nent. Is dying at Wapena, Kan.
and Importlna Druggists.
' C. "W. KSOWLES, Mer.
The Perfection
of Wall Plaster
Foot of 14th Street, PORTLAND, OR.
$3.00 PER DAY
and upward.
except Sundays nd hohd-m
He Refuses to Pay the Ransom Until
Miss Stone Is Released.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 10.--Informatlon
has been received here from Doubetza
that the band of brigands holding captive
Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American mis
sionary, called about a fortnight ago at
the village of Smetchevo, and subse
quently proceeded to the monastery of
Rllo, but the movements of troops com
pelled the brigands to flee toward the
frontier, -where they are now in hiding.
It is also asserted that the brigands have
recently been treating Miss Stone with
more severity In order to exercise pres
sure and to compel a more ready accept
ance of their conditions.
Consul-deneral Dickinson is Inflexible.
He insists that the surrender of Miss
Stone must precede or be simultaneous
with the payment of the ransom. His at
titude is justified by the Known deter
mination of some members of the band,
particularly the captain, Yanne Sandsby,
to kill Miss Stone and her companion as
soon as the ransom is received, owing to
the fact that the captives have now ac
quired Information concerning the secret
committees. Competent persons, however,
express the opinion that the cupidity of
the brigands will overcome their fear of
revelations, and all such approve the
declaration of Mr. Dickinson.
Yesterday, Mr. Dickinson made ener
getic representations to the Bulgarian
Government against the movements .of
the Bulgarian troops, reproaching the offl
clala with the fact that notwithstanding
their solemn promises to give him all
assistance In their power, their action
was embarrassing the negotiations, re
tarding a settlement and placing In
jeopardy the life of Miss Stone. He made
a definite declaration that the Bulgarian
Government would be held responsible for
the death of Miss Stone and of all the
consequences of her death, should it be
proved that the attitude of the Bulgarian
Government forced the brigands to kill
their captives.
A Strike Averted.
SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 10. The com
munity is greatly relived by the action of
the Temple Iron Company In reinstating
the alleged blacklisted men and thereby
averting a strike df its 5000 men. What
prompted the company to change its posi
tion cannot be learned, as none of the
officials will discuss -tbo matter.
Immensity of the Columbia
at "Below-Zero" Stage.
Despite the Low "Water and Misman
aged Improvements, Shipping: Is
Experiencing; No Delay, Ex
cept Below Astoria.
The Willamette and Columbia Rivers
have for several weeks been hovering
around the stage varying from zero to
1 feet below zero. It has been five years
since the river has reached such a Iqw
stage even for a short time, and not in
the recollection of the oldest pilots has
there been guch a protracted spell of ex
treme low water. A dozen years ago the
present low stage of water would have
beer, appalling, had Portland been at
tempting to handle the same class of ships
as those now coming to the port. Now,
however. Its effect is not serious, and the
delays in the river are so insignificant,
compared with those at the mouth of the
river, that shipmasters and owners have
few complaints to make.
With the river gauges below Portland
reading a foot below zero, there is still
a big river sweeping seaward with a vol
ume sufficient to show unbroken stretches
of water many miles In length, carrying a
depth of SO to 75 feet, and of ample width
for handling any ship in the world. These
magnificent stretches of water are broken
at Intervals by short shoals, carrying at
extreme low water but 20 feet. These
Interrupting links, which alone prevent a
30-foot channel from Portland to Astoria,
form In the aggregate a distance of less
than five miles, but they are divided up
In such a way that by working the tides,
even at the present remarkably low stage
of water, 22-foot and even 23-foot ships
are taken down the river without delay.
The opportunity to view the Wilmmette
and Columbia Rivers at a "below-zero"
stage Is not often afforded, and never he
fore has it been possible to make the trip
from Portland to Astoria on such a stage
of water with a 22-foot ship as a means
of transit. In order to view this highway
to the sea at Its worst, an Oregonlan rep
resentative started seaward a few days
ago on the British ship Leyland Brothers,
laden with 3640 tons of wheat, and draw
ing 'full 22 feet of water. It was an im
pressive and interesting trip, and in no
other way can a person secure such a
good estimate of the immensity of this
wonderful waterway, Nature's greatest
gift to Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
The Leyland Brothers was in charge of
Captain Joseph Turner, with the steamer
R. R. Thompson, and right well was tne
big craft handled.
"HarDorH&VBeen Neglected. "'
A 22-foot ship leaving Portland with the
vater at zero stage will strike her first
obstruction before she gets outside of tho
city limits. The Port of Portland dredged
out a very fair channel from the deep
water along Swan Island up to the black
beacon a short distance 'below Oceanic
dock. Here the work was suspended, and
there Is but 19 feet of water, when the
tide is out, a distance of several hundred
feet, extending weil up past the Elevatot.
dock. There are excellent facilities for
dumping the dirt removed from this short
obstruction, and it Is a mystery to ship
ping men and pilots why that lump was
left right at the entrance of the harbor.
Backed by a full head of steam, the
Thompson pushed her big charge over
this lump at high tide, and floated out
Into the deep water below the beacon.
She moved along at a good speed past
Swan Island, and out through the cut
made between the foot of the Island and
St. Johns. There Is apparently plenty ot
water In this cut, and the big ship gave
no signs of feeling the ground until Post
office bar was reached. The dredge 1
working at this point, and is making a
temporary channel, which will handle any
thing that can get out of the harbor. The
word temporary is used advisedly, for this
same mud Js lifted out of this place year
after year, only to slide back in again
with the succeeding freshet. The dike at
Postofflce bar has never performed the
work that was expected of it, because It
was built too low. It rises but four feet
above extreme low water, and at that
stage there Is but very little current for
sluicing out the channel. When the water
rises above the four-foot mark It rushes
over me top of the dike like a millrace,
leaving the channel in a kind of an eddy,
where It receives no benefit whatever from
the increased volume of water, which
ordinarily would scour it out to a good
depth, were it properly confined.
The dredge Is now working far enough
below the dike or revetment so that the
dump is at the foot of It, but not behind
it, where the mud would be retained, and
as f soon as the Winter rains swell the
Willamette until it rises over the top of
the dike, this dump will be swept back
Into the channel at the foot of the pres
ent bar. The deep channel between the
Albina Hour mills and the foot of Swan
Island and between St. Johns and Post
offlce bar prove beyond the shadow of a
doubt that there is plenty of water In the
Willamette, even at Its present remark
ably low stage, and the matter of a deep
channel for the entire length of the river
depends entirely on confining that channel
in proper limits. The mouth of the "Wil
lamette, which gave so much trouble two
years ago, Is In fairly good shape this
season. The channel Is not so wide but
that a ship will pull over toward the shoal
Svater, if she gets too close to the edge
of It, but there' Is no occasion for criti
cism, until other portions of the river are
in better shape.
Opposing: Nature's Forces.
Rounding Into the Columbia, enough
water is found to float the largept ships
In the world for a distance of three or
four miles. The river is wide at this
point, but nearly all of this vast body
of water nlshes seaward past the Sau
vlo's Islapd shore, the water on the
Washington shore being very shoal all
along this part of the river. The big
ships go bowling along at full speed over
this stretch of deep water until just above
Reeder's. Here they haul out of the bend
and head 'for Knapp's Landing, on the
Washington shore. The natural easy
course of the channel from this point
would seem to be straight down toward
Knapp's, but the channel-builders have
decreed differently. After coming out
toward the middle of the river from Reed
er's the vessel must take an inshore
tack and head back for Sauvle's Island,
where ranges have been established show,
ing the cut that has been made by the
About the time a heavy ship Is straight
ened up and under way on the run for
these ranges she opens up a couple of
range lights straight across the river on
the Washington shore. A quick turn at
right angles must be made here, and the
vessel headed straight for the Washington
shore. There for over half a mile she is
.running at right angles with the natural
course of the river. In slack water this
sharp turn can be made quick enough to
get the ship on her course and keep her
in the cut that has been made here, but
on a strong ebb or flood the greatest dif
ficulty is encountered, and if there Is a
down-stream wind to aid the current It Is
Impossible to get a ship across without
grounding her on the lower side of the
cut. The Leyland Brothers tackled this
winding route on half ebb tide, and only
by holding her head-up against the upper
side of the cut until she was almost
aground did she scratch through. As it
was, -when she reached deep water on
the Washington shore the current had set
her down until her stern was almost
aground on the lower end of the cut,
while her bow was hardly free on the
upper side. By dredging a much shorter
distance straight across from Reeder's to
Knapp's a perfectly natural channel would
bo formed, through which ships could go
regardless of wind and tide.
Plenty of Water Here.
From Knapp's to Columbia City, a dis
tance of over 12 miles, there is a uninter
rupted channel carrying from 30 to 60 feet
at low water, again proving that there is
plenty of water In the river. At the lower
end of this fine stretch of water what
was formerly known as St. Helens bar
Is passed. It is St Helens bar In legend
only, however, for the Leyland Brothers,
with her 22-foot draft, glides over It with
nearly 10 feet of water under her keel.
This obstruction was the first and worst
feature that Portland had to contend
with, and away back in the '503 it was
regarded as so serious an obstacle to navi
gation that the Pacific Mall Steamship.
Company for a time abandoned attempts
to go to Portland, built a dock at St. Hel.
ens and sought to make that point the
head of navigation. In some seasons of
low water It was impossible to get 16-foot
ships over' this bar. The building of a
good, substantial jetty about a dozen
years ago put St. Helens bar out of ex
istence, and never again will ships be de
layed at that point. It was pitch-dark
when the Leyland Brothers passed St.
Helens, but she kept moving until well
past Columbia City, when tho anchor was
Low Water at Martin's Island.
Leaving anchorage below Columbia City
the next morning with the gauge show
ing two feet above zero, and the tide
flooding, the ship was pushed over Mar
tin's Island bar, barely touching, Indi
cating a depth of about 20 feet at low
water. There is a wide river here and
except for a dike which stretches out
from the Deer Island side. It is un
trammeled. Pilots' who have studied the
situation for years state that a dike
thrown out on nearly right angles with
the stream, having its shore end a short
distance below Caples landing, would con
fine these waters so that a good channel
would" scour out with the first high
water. After leaving this shoal, which
is comparatively a short one, everything
is plain sailing to Goble, and even here
ships can pass at any stage of the tide,
although there will not be much water
under their k'eels.
Between Goble and Doublebowers there
Is an abundance of water, the depth In
some places being over 150 feet where
the river is the narrowest. The old
Portland dredge has been working at
poublebowersnjijias cleanedout ahan-
nel Sufficient to "permit? tho passage of
anything that can get over Martin's Isl
and on the early part of the flood tide.
Another stretch of four or Ave miles of
good water brings the ship down to
Slaughters, where the new dredge has
performed some very good work, and
fortunately for its permanency, or at
least for its being something belter than
temporary, the sediment that was
dredged out was not piled up outside the
cut ready to slide back In again, but In
stead was carried out on the bank, where
it will remain. Between Mount Coffin
and the foot of Walker's Island the wa
ter Is a little scant, but Is sufficient for
tide, work.
Long: Stretch of Deep Water.
At what was formerly known as Walk
er's Island bar, there Is now plenty of
water. The dike erected above the island
like that at Postofflce bar Is too low for
the best results, but as the freshets lose
some of their force before they reach
here this drawback Is less noticeable than
it otherwise would be. The merits of this
dike are also increased by a portion of
it being built at right angles with the
channel Instead of straight up and down
the river with the channel, as some
of the others have been built.
Walker's Island bar was for many years,
with the possible exception of St. Helens
bar, the worst obstruction on the river, its
sole advantage over St. Helens being in
the fact that there was more of a rise
to the tide to help ships over in low
water. Like St. Helens, this bar has
practically vanished,- and after a ship
gets past the lower end of the Island she
strikes another stretch of water run
ning from 35 to CO feet in depth.
This maginflcent depth is in evidence
for over 35 miles, with the exception of
a short shoal between Eureka and Hume's
cannery. A cut has been made here by
the dredge through which ships can puss
on any tide which will let them over the
bar at Slaughters. This cut is a short
one and, after passing it. the ship strikes
plenty of water all the way down to
Pillar Rock. The Leyland Brothers kept
moving long after dark, finally anchoring
at Brookfleld for the night. In the morn
ing she got under way about 8:30, and
began the last lap of the run. The old
Government dredge is making a cut across
a couple of short shoals, one Just below
and the other Just above the Pillar
Rock cannery.
Zlfrzns Tonprue-Point Crossing.
With the gauge reading three feet above!
zero, the Leyland Brothers crossed hero,
without difficulty, and began her zigzag
journey across the bay to Tongue Point.
There Is a slight shoal near the bell buoyt
just off Harrington's point, but the chan-i
nel below It Is wide enough to let shlpq
through without much danger of ground
ing on half-tide or anything better than,
half-tide. The channel has worked down
until it Is a long run between No. 2 buoyt
and No. 1, and the latter Is now so fan
below Tongue Point that it is necessary)
for a ship on reaching it to make a very
sharp turn, and almost head back up)
stream toward the tongue in making tho
crossing. When pretty well In toward;
the buoy depot, another sharp turn l&
made, and the vessel winds around the
bend toward the ancient Slyvia de Grasse.
To get out of this bend and straighten,
up for the run In past Astoria requires
very fine maneuvering, and if there l
any wind or the tide is running too strong
the pilot Is pretty certain to come to grler.
The removal of this wreck and the scows
and apparatus which now lie In the way
of ships will make quite a difference in
getting Into the harbor of Astoria from
the upper end, but a good many of tho
pilots are of the opinion that a much
simpler remedy would be to leave out tho
sharp right angle turns,' from No. 1 buoy
on down, and make a straight course for
Astoria, or if this cut should be imprac
ticable, go straight down the middle chan
nel and come into the anchorage ground
below Smith's Point.
The Leyland Brothers passed the City of
Astoria shortly after ll'd'clock, and founa
all of the anchorage ground In front of.
(Concluded on Second Page:)
Escaped Convicts Captured
Sheriff and His Deputy,
Exacted a Promise of Immnnity
From Arrest, and Then Boldly
Walked Through a Cordon of
Policemen and Escaped.
TOPEKA, Nov. 10. Sheriff Cook, of
this county, and Deputy Sheriff Williams
were captured by two of tho escaped
Federal Penitentiary convicts this after-
noon at Pauline. Ave miles south of here, (
and held for several hours. Tho convicts,
Whose names cannot be learned, then es
caped through a line of policemen, going
At 2:30 this afternoon some farmer boys
near Pauline became acquainted with the
fact that the convicts were in the neigh
borhood, and soon had a posse organized
and were chasing the convicts all over
the country. The escaped prisoners had
no arms or ammunition, and were com
pelled to run before the posse, which was
armed with 22 rifles', small pistols, cluos
and almost every kind of small weapon.
The Sheriff soon heard of the condition
of affairs, and started for the scene. He
soon came up with the convicts, and
both of the officers fired, wounding tho
men, but not disabling them. The con
victs then fled through a small open
space In the timber and ran into the
house of a farmer named Wooster. The
officers followed. Sheriff Cook thought
the convicts had run around the house,
and he darted through the open door,
thinking to surprise them at the back
door. But Instead of this the convicts had
gone Into the house, and as the Sheriff
ran in he fejl right into the arms of the
convicts near the door. He was ordered
to give up his gun, which he did. Deputy
Sheriff Williams had by this time reached
the house, not knowing what had hap
pened, and he, too, was gathered in by
the convicts.
Before he was captured the Sheriff had
been thoughtful enough to telephone to
Topeka for help. Chief Stahl. with eight
officers, hastened to the scene, and ar
rived there after ths officers had been
imprisoned about an hour. Chief Stahl
Immediately began negotiations with the
convicts to give up their prisoners and
to surrender themselves, but they could tlon of his leg. He will recover. Qulnn
not see it that way. Farmer Wooster j Fort, slvat at the stockade while attempt
then managed to get a gun and make an ing an escape, and James Huffman, killed
attack on the convicts, but was laid low j in the Nortonville raid, were buried In the
by a blow from the butt of a revolver. prison yard today. The body of Jay J.
The convicts broke Wooster's right hand j Poffenholz, also killed In the Nortonville
and cut an ugly gash in his head. The
leader of the convicts then told Sheriff
Cook that he would be killed If he made
the slightest move looking toward their
i capture, and he promised to be good. In
the meantime the police officers on tne
outside were afraid to do anything, be-'
cause the convicts threatened to kill the
imprisoned officers if they did.
At 7 o'clock the convicts had managed
to revive Mrs. Wooster, who had fainted
from fright, and placed Sheriff Cook ano
her In front of them as shields. They
then started out, after first exacting a
promise from Sheriff Cook that he would
not permit any of the officers to Are at
them. Then the prisoners left the house
and started down the railroad track.
They walked through a cordon of police
officers, who could have easily captured
them, but the Sheriff had given the con
victs his word that they would not be
molested, and they were not. After walk
ing down for some distance the convicts
suddenly disappeared through a hedge
fence, after bidding the officers a mock
ing farewell. One of the police Sergeants
in attendance said he could have easily
touched the leading convict with his hand
as they passed.
The convicts had got a good start be
fore the officers had recovered from their
surprise. Then some of the policemen
wanted to pursue, 'but the Sheriff would
not permit It, as he said he had prom
ised immunity from arrest to the convicts.
The Chief of Police then started back to
town, but left some bt his men on tho
scene, and they started on a chase later.
They expect to capture the convicts be
fore morning,- as the entire country is
aroused by the stirring events happening
on the usually quiet Kansas Sunday. The
convicts are well armed, as they took all
the guns In the farmhouse. Including those
of three of the officers, before leaving.
They are both white men.
Sheriff Cook arrived from Pauline at 10
o'clock tonight He was somewhat dis
figured and his clothes were ragged, but
he had lost none of his nerve by hifl usage
at the hands of the convicts. In telling
the story of his experiences, he made no
attempt to conceal the humorous aspect
of tho affair. Sheriff Cook said that when
ho and Deputy Williams reached th&
scene in tne aiternoon, one 01 me a"
mer boys, a lad of 18, who had been chas
ing the convicts, was popping away at tho
men with a target rifle. Cook snapped
his revolver five times, but only two
cartridges exploded. One bullet hit tho
bigger of the convicts In the arm, whilo
Williams caught the other with a bullet
In the leg. Then a long chase ensued.
Cook Anally rounded them up at tho
Wooster farmhouse, where the big convict.
met him at the door and commanded him
to come in.
"Come in here, or I'll kill you." he said.
"Well," tho Sheriff related, "I went in.
The woman was scVeamlng and Wooster
was lying on a couch unconscious. His
skull was cracked and hl8 right hand
broken. The other convict was crouched
behind a door, his gun drawn upon me.
Having searched me, the big fellow asked
if I was the Sheriff. 'I am looking for the
Sheriff,' he said. I want to kill him.'
"Under the circumstances," said Sheriff
Cook, "I told him I was only a farmer.
Then he told me he would take me
along as a shield from the men outside.
Stahl and his men had arrived by that
time, and the big man told me to call
him Into the house. He said he wanted
more guns and another shield. But Stahl
remained where he was.
"Finally I was commanded to take Mrs.
Woosters arm. The convicts got behind
us, and In that order we marched to tho
field. Mrs. Wooster was half fainting.
She tried to scream, but I put my hand
over her mouth. They reached the hedge,
the big man snapped his gun Ineffectively
at me, and both made off in the darkness.
The big man was about 30 years old. and
his pal about 25. The little man left his
shoes, which will give the bloodhounds the
Three of Them Held Up a" Man Near
Manhattan, Ivan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov.- 10. None of
the 14 escaped convicts from the Fort
Leavenworth prison at liberty last even
ing were taken today, although armed
guards and citizens kept up a steady hunt
all day Sunday. Last evening three of
the prisoners held up and robbed a man
near Manhattan, Kan., but escaped, and
all trace of them was lost. One of the
men Is believed to be Frank Thompson,
the notorious negro leader of the mutiny.
At the prison today John Green, a white
convict, who was wounded Friday at Nor
tonvUlc. while two of his comrades were
I killed by citizens, suffered the amputa-
. flght, was shipped to Chicago today, at
the request of his mother. Guard Wal
drupe, who was wounded in the head, is
still in a critical condition. The bullet
has not yet been recovered. Th3 other
wounded men are resting easy. Tomor
row morning the search for the missing
convicts will be resumed with renewed
Gave the Olllcers the Slip.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 10. Three of tho
escaped Federal convicts have been lo
cated in a building .n Shorey, a suburb
of Topeka, ever since Saturday. The pq
lice were notified tonight, and they made
a hurried trip out. However, the man had
become suspicious, and eluded the police
by leaving about 10 minutes before the
officers arrived. A negro woman named
Carroll noticed the convicts and her hus
band gave the alarm. She says the con
victs went southeast. Officers are in pur
Spent the Day Shooting: nt Persons
Passlngr Ills Home.
DEVILS LAKE, N. D Nov. 10. The
6-year-old son of Wlliam Barber passed
the time today shooting with a revolver at
persons passing his home. Miles Mil
ler, a merchant, was made .a target by
the boy, but was missed. Burt Crary, a
12-year-old boy, was shot through the
lung and probably fatally wounded. The
Barber boy seomed to think he was hav
ing a good time.
Says He Will Not Surrender
Until Americans Leave.
Soldiers in the Disturbed Islands Or
dcred Never to Be Without Their
Arms The Federal Party's
Convention. '
MANILA, Nov. 10. According to ad
vices from Gatbalogan, capital of Samar.
Lukban, the insurgent leader, has sent a
message to General Smith, declaring that
ho will not listen to negotiations for sur
render until all the Americans have with
drawn from tho Gandara Valley.
General Smith has ordered every Ameri
can soldier in the Island of Samar and,
tho Island of Leyta never to be without
arms, even at meal time. He is deter
mined that thero shall bo no more sur
prises. General Smith also directs that
scouting must continue incessantly and
that all rice and hemp captured must be
desrtoyed. He considers the capture of
Lukban only a question of a short time.
The Federal party continues Its meet
ings, but these are, as a rule, of turbulent
character and very little is accomplished.
Personal bickerings prevent harmony.
Senor Buencamlno challenged Senor Ve
lasco to a duel, but the latter refused to
flght on account of the age of tho chal
lenger. Many provincial delegates havo
already left in disgust. The question of
the friars has been occupying much of tho
time of the convention Intense antip
athy Is shown toward them and the senso
of the convention was practically unanl- ,
mous that they must go.
Incriminating evidence is accumulating
against Gibson Easton, the representa
tive of two of the largest Arms In Manila,
who was recently expelled from Samar on
a charge of dealing with the insurgents,
and he will probably be arrested and tried.
Lukban'9 Commissary-General, who was
recently captured, says that both con
cerns had agreements with Lukban to
furnish 500 sacks of rice each year.
Shnrrettl to Go to Manila.
LONDON, Nov. 11. Referring to the de
parture of Mgr. Sbarrettl from Havana
and of Mgr. Chapelle from Rome, the
correspondent of tho Dally Chronicle at
the Italian capital says the latter left
without having completed his mission of
settling the question of the monasteries
in the Philippines, and that the Vatican,
having decided to continue the status quo.
Is sending the former ecclesiastic to the
Philippines "to endeavor to arrange an
agreement between the Filipinos and the
American Government."
Report of an Investigation Mnde by
a Milwaukee Committee.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 10. An anti
vice crusade Is on In this city. A commit
tee of three, that has been making an In
vestigation for several weeks, made its
report public tonight. Charges are made
that tha City Council disregards the law
by granting saloon licenses for part of
the year with a corresponding license fee.
The report alleges that 32 "wide-open
gambling-houses are doing business, and
that there are in operation 116 saloons
with wlnerooms ind 16 that are connected
with questionable resorts." The report
exonerates the police from suspicion of
deriving any revenue, and hints that they,
are hindered from the proper performance
of their duty by "restraint from high
places." The committee was appointed by
the Ministerial Association of Milwaukee.
It May Be 100,000 Less Than Was
Cast Two Years Ago.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 10. From perhaps
half of the official returns from the SS
counties In Ohio received, It Is estimated
that the total vote may be 100,000 less than
for Governor two years ago, -when 920,872
votes were cost, and almost 250,000 less
than for Presidential year, when the total
vote of Ohio was 1,348,121. Notwithstand
ing the increase In population during tho
past 13 years, the total vote will likely
be much less than for President in 1833,
when It was 841,941, and probably less than
has been cast for Governor since that
time with a single exception. The returns
show that the greatest shortage was
among the Democrats outside of the cities,
and it is still variously attributed to- tho
silver question, prosperity, death of Mc.
Kinley, election of President Roosevelt,
Governor Nash, Senator Foraker and
other causes.
Lukban says he will not surrender until tha .
Americans withdraw from Gandara Valley.
Page 1. ,
General Smith says the rebel leader will soon
be captured. Page 1.
The Federal party continues Its turbulent
meetings at Manila. Page 1.
The Franco-Turkish dispute I settled. Page 2.
All Russian crops are reported bIew the aver
age. Page 2.
An American schooner was seized by a Portu
guese gunboat In the Azores. Page 2.
Escaped convicts In Kaneas captured a Sheriff
and Deputy. Page 1.
The Industrial Commission reports on its In
vestigation regarding Iron and steel prices.
Page 2.
An alleged attempt to defraud an Insurance
company is reported from Little Rock.
Page 2.
Rear-Admtral Bradford reports on naval coal
ing stations and supplies. Page 9.
A Lick observatory astronomer finds the new
star In Perseus Is moving. Page 9.
Pnclfle Const.
An Eastern syndicate is about to buy tho
Siskiyou Lumber & Mercantile Company's
holdings. Page 3.
Elkton farmers held a two days' institute.
Page 0.
Several burglaries occurred at Pendleton.
Page C.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chamber of Commerce Issues address to Port
land business men aftd property owners.
Page 9.
First Christian Church was dedicated yester
day. Page 9.
Washington & Oregon Railroad nearing -Vancouver.
Page 8..
Ministerial Association divided over admission
of Rev. H. H. Hoyt. Page C. I
Civil service reform submits reperr to Char
ter Commission. Page 8.
Three hold-ups reported to pel lee headquarters'.
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