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VOL. XDILNO. 12,904.
POETLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, APHIL 21, 1902.
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BRITISH GRAIN TAX.
Trades Unions Denounce It as & De
parture from Free Trade.
LONDON, April 20. The parliamentary
committees created by the Trades Union
Congress have been urged to call" a gen
eral meeting to protest against the im
position of the tax on corn. The trades
union bodies are passing resolutions to
the effect that this tax is a departure
from free trade principles, which depart
ure has not been before the electors of
the country; that it will involve burdens
double the amount of revenue It will pro
duce, and will Tear heaviest on the poor.
The bakers of Liverpool will announce
a rise of a penny in the price of four
pound loaves tomorrow.
At Liverpool last week the imports of
meat from the United States, as compared
with the preceding week, showed 3000
fewer cattle, COOO fewer sheep, 11,003 fewer
sheep carcasses and 14,000 fewer quarters
Palms nt Gllmra.
HAVANA, April 20. President-elect
Palma 'landed at Gibara this morning.
There was a great manifestation In his
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Laws "Were Neither Enforced
Observed to tbe Letter.
NEW YORK, April 20. The Sunday
laws were neither enforced nor observed
to tbe letter In this city today. If there
were fewer excise arrests than on any
previous Sunday of late, it wao not be
cause the saloon-keepers compiled with
the law. As a rule, the Raines law hotels
did a thriving business, with -the aid of
the regulation sandwich, and in many
cases without that. Saloon-keepers not in
possession of hotel licenses conducted their
places in a more discreet manner, and a
great number of these were closed alto
gether. On the East Side, in those precincts
where last Sunday there were so many ar
rests of email shopkeepers and peddlers
for the violation of the Sunday law, the
police complied strictly with the procla
mation of Mayor Low that the Sunday
laws be liberally interpreted during the
pending Jewish feast of the Passover. All
the small butcher shops, grocery, delicate
essen, dry goods and other stores were
wide open. Peddlers thronged the streets
and did a thriving business from their
H 0 F! Fl n f:
Great Loss of Life.
ON THE OHIO NEAR CAIRO
At Least 75 Persons Perish
in the Disaster.
MANY OF SURVIVORS INJURED
Flames Break Oat In City of Pitts
burg at nn Early Hoar, and Ves
sel Barns to the Water's
At least 75 'lives wero lost by the
burning of the steamer Citr of Pitts
burg, near Cairo, 111. Fire was discov
ered at an early hour In the morning.
The flames spread, quickly and a panlc
among the passengers helped to, swell
the list of victims. Survivors tell ter
rible stories of the disaster. Few of
the passengers or crew escaped unhurt.
CAIRO, UL, April 20. One of the worst
disasters in the history of river naviga
tion occurred shortly after -1 o'clock this
morning near Ogden's Landing, near this
city. While almost all on board were
asleep, the steamer City of Pittsburg,
from Cincinnati to Memphis, waa discov
ered to be on Are, .and in a few moments
was burned to the water's edge. The loss
of over ?SO,C00 on the steamer does "not
Include the cargo, both being a total loss.
Tho latest estimates are that there were
150 persons on board, and that not more
than half of them were saved, many of
the latter being burned or injured. As
the register of the steamer was burned,
no list can be given either of the victims
-or the survivors, and in the confusion It
"hap been impossible to get complete lists.
Captain Phillips admits that the death
list may reach -60: ' -
The fire was discovered in the forward
larboard hatch at 4:05 A, M.t and burned
fiercely. Most of the passengers were still
Jn bed when Second Clerk Phillips gave
the alarm. The engineers at once started
all the pumping engines, and the crew
brought all the hose Into play. Amid the
streams of water on all rides, the flames
from the lower deck and dense clouds of
smoke, the passengers rushed from their
staterooms and a frightful panic ensued.
The appeals of the officers and crew could
not appease the terror-stricken crowds
that interfered with those who. threw
water on the flames, as well as those
working with the lifeboats. Few could
adjust life preservers or do anything else
for themselves. Boats front the shore took
off numerous passengers.
The burning srteamer was quickly headed
ior me oanic a. number of passengers
who Jumped off the stern and tried to
swim ashore through the swift current
were drowned. Many also perished In the
flames. Help, except from people living
near by, did not arrive until 2:20 o'clock
this afternoon, and passengers with only
night clothes and without food suffered
The steamer Maud Kllgore brought the
survivors to this place at 6 P. M., and
the several societies of the city rendered
all possible assistance in the way of cloth
List of Victims. ' -
The following partial lists were revised
up to midnight, so far as possible, with
the meager information obtainable: Pas
sengers known to have been lost:
CAPTAIN WESLEY DOSS, retired river
MISS MARIE TISSEM, Cannelton. .Ind.
Throe children of MRS. McCULLUM,
PATRICK BURKE and seven members
of his family, Owensboro, Ky.
Child of PILOT AL PRITCHETT, Mem
CLAY BREEZE, wife and son. Union
Child of A. M. ALLEN, Pittsburg.
MISS MARY LISTER, Carrollton, O.
MR. ADAMS. Ohio.
MR. DOWNS, Memphis.
MISS SWEENEY. Owensboro, Ky.
L. L. HUNTER, Utlntl, Pa,
Members of the crew missing, proba
JOE REDDING, Cincinnati, striker en
gineer. FRED JONES, Newport, Ky., striker
TOM'SMITH. Memphis, steersman.
WILLIAM R BOLLINGER, Cincinnati,
HENRY THOMAS, colored, Cincinnati,
v JOHN BOTTS, Cincinnati, cook.
TONY GILFOYLE, Cincinnati, baker.
These members of the crew, na-es un
known, are also missing:
Three colored firemen.
Six cabin boys.
Bodies already recovered: Captain Doss,
Miss Marie Tissem, youngest girl of Mc
Passengers saved: Emma Smith, Padu
cah; A M. Allen and wife, Pittsburg;
L. M. McGraw, Louisville; Mrs. Judge
Mulkey, Metropolis, 111.; Miss Tunnmeyer,
Point Pleasant, W. Va.; Margaret Bridges,
Louisville; Jennie Bessick. Lexington,
Ky.; C. K. Stations and wife, Carey ville,
ivy; .miss xjsq.ch (.Dacuy Durneoj.
Crew saved: Captain John M. Phillips,
master: Captain Dana Scott, purser; O.
D. Phillips, second clerk; Ben Bridges,
third clerk; Harry Doss, pilot; Al Prltch
ard, pilot; Clare Crawford, chief engineer;
Harry Caluson, second engineer; Archie
Schrlver, first mate; James Chriss, sec
ond mate; L. E. McGowan, second baker;
Fred Rentz, barkeeper; James Neville,
Dayton, Ky., carpenter; Arthur Shelly,
Buckner, Ky.; Mrs. Fritchard.
Two women passengers were severely
burned, but will recover. They are: ?Irs.
S. R. Leach, of Bridgeport, O., burned
about the hands, and Mrs. Ellen Fen-
more, of Arbuckle, W. -va., severely
burned about the face.
Mrs. Mulkey, wife of Judge Mulkey, of
Metropolis, I1L, Awarded the City of Pitts
burg" shortly before the disaster. She said:
"I got on the boat at Metropolis to take
passage to Cairo. All of the passengers
were asleep when I went aboard, and J:
at once went to my stateroom and lay
down with my clothes on. It may have
been an hour or more before I noticed a
bright light shining Into my stateroom. I
immediately got up. and opened the door
and raw that the front cabin wes en fire.
At that moment the electric light went
out. I put on a life preserver and man
aged to grope my way by the flickering
light of tho flames to a door opposite. It
was the barber shop. Then I went further
down to another door, which opened out
Into the guards. Few passengers were
aroused at this -time, Gnd I, with others,
climbed out over the guards and down the
railing, hand over hand, over the life
boat, which was right below me. I hung
suspended by my arms for a while, and
wag caught by a man who was seated in
"By this time others crowded Into the
boat and filled it to overflowing, but provi
dentially the flames reached the ropes that
held the lifeboat and we dropped Into the
river before the others could push their
way into the boat. The lifeboat com
menced to drift back toward the burning
steamer. We had no oars to eteer the
boat, and tho men used their hands for
oars. There were people In the river air
about us on every side.
"After we had managed to get to the
shore, fires wens lighted, and the poor
men and women and children, many of
them in their night drcsres, suffering with
the cold and from their wet clothing, hud
dled about the fires. Some were burned,
but more were badly bruised and cut by
coming into contact with the wreckage.
People clung to shutter3 and anything
they could find to float on to ehore, and
only a few succeeded."
At Caledonia, three miles below the
scene of the disaster, the flames could
be plainly ceen and the shouts fMhe
passengers heard, and the people put out
In skiffs to the wreck. They assisted In
saving some of the passengers.
Many- passengers clung by finger tips to
the burning- boat with bodies submerged,
until, overcome by fire or water, they
sank to death.
Tho case of Mrs. Fannie McCuIlom, of
Leavenworth, Ind., is most pitiful. With
her three children she was going to Ca
ruthersvllle, Mo., to Join her husband.
She Jumped overboard and landed In the
boat, but her three children struck the
water and she saw them sink from sight.
She Js frantic with grief. The body of
the youngest of the little ones was recov
ered opposite Mound City.
Another sad incident was the loss of one
of the children of Pilot Prltchard. The
little one was tossed from the burning
Btcamer into arms waiting to catch it In
the yawl, but its head struck against the
side of tho boat and it fell into the river
and was lost.
Captain Doss, who was drowned, was
an old river pilot. Hewas making the
trip for pleasure with his son. Pilot Harry
Doss, and when his body was found a mile
or eo below the wreck he had on all his
clothing and a life preserver. It Is be
lieved he died from the shock.
. The Plttsbarjc and Her OScers.
.CJNCINNATJ, prApriFso-JKie Clty
of; Pittsburg was byi at Marietta In 1899,
and was valued at $80,000. She was 300
feet long and 80 feet wide, and was
owned by John M. Phillips and A. L.
Brahm, of Pittsburg, and Dana Scott, of
The Pittsburg's officers consisted of:
John M. Phillips, commander; Dana Scott,
purser; Oliver Phillips, of Pittsburg,
clerk; Ben Brlges, Louisville, third clerk
Arch Schrlber, Moscow, O., first mate;
Tom Whitley, New Albany, Ind., second
mate; Harry Doss, Cincinnati, pilot; Al
Prltchard, Memphis, pilot; Clare Craw
ford, Ironton, O.. engineer; Harry Clossen,
Zanesvllle, second engineer; William Bol
linger, Cincinnati, steward; Fred Rentz,
Newport, Ky., barkeeper; Harvey Brown,
The following are known to have board
ed the City of Pittsburg at Cincinnati:
John Allen, Mrs. Allen, Pittsburg; their
10-year-old son; Sylvester Doss, Cincin
nati; Joseph Craig, GrandVIew, Ind.,
grain merchant: H. Brunock, Cleveport,
Ky.; Mrs. Arch Schrleber, Moscow, O.;
Mrs. Al Prltchard, Memphis, Tenn.; Sarah
Prltchard and Ella Prltchard, Memphis,
11 and G years of age, respectively, daugh
ters of Mrs. Prltchard.
Just prior to the boat's departure she
underwent her annual Inspection by
United States Inspectors Dameron and
Fearn, and was granted flrst-clas3 pa
pers. THE MANAGUA EXPLOSION
Between 100 and 200 Officers and
Soldiers Were Killed.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April 20. A se
vere explosion occurred the night of April
1G. A large two-story barrack near the
lake front, and in the center of the city
was blown to fragments. Between 100
and 200 officers and soldiers are reported to
have been killed and many soldiers and
other persons are reported Injured. A
large number of houses near fhe barracks.
Including the National Hotel, the Central
telegraph station, and the National palaco,
were damaged or wrecked. President
Zelaya was absent at Mayasa at the time
of the explosion, but he hurriedly returned
to Managua on horseback. He has pub
lished a statement. In which attributes
the disaster to the work of conspirators.
He says that tons of dynamite and a large
quantity of powder were stored In tho
burrecks. The actual causes which led to
the explosion have not yet been deter
mined. After the first explosion the police noti
fied people temporarily to leave the city,
as It was thought the burning building
still contained dynamite. Large numbers
fled to the suburbs. The first explosion
was followed by several minor detona
tions, supposed to have been caused by
the explosion of packages of gunpowder.
The people who fled the city are returning
today. The fragmonts of those of the
dead who were not blown to atoms are
lacing burled. The present lowest esti
mate of the damage caused by the ex
plosion In houses, furniture, cannon and
war material. Is 5,000,000 pesos.
Westbound Flyer in Collision.
ST. CLOUD, Minn.. April 20. The Great
Northern flyer, westbound, collided with
an castbound freight train today near
Watab, a few miles from here. Both en
gines and several cars on the freight train
were demolished. One lady passenger on
the flyer and four of the train crew were
Injured, but none of them seriously. The
wreck blocked the tracks and delayed
traffic for several hours. The accident
is said to have been due to the failure of
the freight to sidetrack at Watab.
Earthquake Caused Great Damage.
MEXICO CITY, April 20. The earth
quake Friday evening covered a large. ex
tent of territory and reached down Into
Central America. The lower section of
the Pacific Coast pi this country felt the
shock very severely, and at Tapachula,
an Important town in the State of Chia
pas, near the Guatemalan frontier, the
damage to property is estimated at fully
$1,000,000. One wealthy man estimates his
loss at J.OOO.
F.R. STOCKTON DEAD
Weil-Known Novelist and
Story-writer Passes Away.
THE END CAME VERY SUDDENLY
Cause or Death Was Paralysis, Re
sulting; from a Hemorrhage of
the Brain His Literary
WASHINGTON, April 20. Frank R.
Stockton, the well-knowa novelist, died
suddenly here this morning. The cause
of death was paralysis. Immediately re
sulting from a hemorrhage of the brain.
He was a guest at the banquet, Wednes
day night, of the National Academy of
Sciences, when he was taken suddenly and
mysteriously ill. The ailment did not at
that time appear to be serious, and the
sufferer seemed to be improving, but a
change for the worse came this morning,
and death occurred at 11 o'clock. By his
bedside' when the end came were his wife,
who was a Miss Tuttle, of Virginia, and
her sister. Tho body will be taken to
Philadelphia for Interment. No funeral
arrangements have been made as yet.
Mr. Stockton had spent the past Win
ter In New York and had done very lit
tle literary work, preferring to rest. After
a visit of nearly a month at Atlantic
City, he came to Washington so that he
might attend the banquet of the scientists,
intending afterwards to go to his home
In Charleston, S. C.
Stockton's Life and .Writings.
Frances RIchardi Stockton was born at
Philadelphia April 5, 1SS4, and received his
education In the common schools. He
was Intended for the medical profession,
but early turned his attention-to engrav
ing, which he mastered, gaining a liveli
hood by it for a number of years. Later
hs became interested In Journalism, and
found employment on the Philadelphia
Post, of which his brother, John, was the
editor. He began his career as an author
under the name of Frank R. Stockton, by
contrlbuting stories to the Southern Lit
erary Messenger. He wrote also for the
Round Table, Saturday Press, and other
periodicals. In 1S70. he Joined the staff
of Scrlbner's Monthly, and when St. Nich
olas was founded became Its assistant ed
itor. He first attracted general atten
tion as a writer of short stories, and was
made famous by the publication of "The
Lady or the Tiger?' which provoked wide
discussion. " 'The Lady or the Tiger?' "
says the London Athenaeum, "leaves a
question to be answered by the reader
as he pleases. The case Is put so well
Vi-it u i imrmsthi not to tease one
self about the solution,, and to Ihfiik that
whichever way one decides must be
Among h!s works may- be mentioned
"Roundabout Rambles" (1872); "Rudder
Grange" (1879); "The Lalfe Mrs. Null"
(1SSG); "Tae Casting Away of Mrs. Leeks
and Mm Aleshlre" (1SS6); "The Hun
dredth Man" (1SS7); "The Great War Syn
dicate" (1SS9). and "The Squirrel Inn"
(1S91). Among his recently published sto
ries are: "The Girl at Cobhurst." "The
Rudder Grangers Abroad," "The Du
eantes," "The Watchmaker's Wife,"
"Afield and Afloat" and "Bicycle of
His short stories have been collected
In book form under the following titles:
"Tho Lady or the Tiger? and Other Sto
ries" (1SS1): "The Christmas Wreck, and
Other Tales" (1SS7), and "The Bee Man
of Orn, and Other Fanciful Tales" (1S87).
Among his best-known short stories are:
"The Transferred Ghost," "The Spectral
Mortgage," and "My Deceased Wife's Sis
ter." On the appearance of "Rudder Grange
the Atlantic Monthly said: "The charm
which lies behind Its drollery Is In Its
sweetness and bucolic simplicity. It stops
Just short, too. of the extravagance which
makes much of our fun heavy." Humor
ous and quaint conceits, odd turns of the
imagination, and a distinct and peculiar
Individuality are to be found In all Mr.
Stockton's work. He composed slowly,
nnrf noiished with jrreat care. The New-
York Critic happily summarized the se
cret of his power: "There is nothing In
the world more sweetly reasonable than
the narrator's tone. By the absence of
morolv snmerflclal eccentricities In the
deeply eccentric persons he chooses to de
pict, and the lucid sincerity of style with
which he reports their doings, he pro
duces a perfect Illusion."
Mr. Stockton was married, but had no
children. His country home was near Mor
rlstown, N. J.
Mother of Dr. Hillls.
WOODBINE, la., April 20. Mrs. Mar
garet E. Hillls. mother of Rev. Dr. Newell
Dwlght Hillls, of Brooklyn, died at 2
o'clock this morning. Mrs. Hillls had
been suffering for several months from
the effects of a paralytic stroke. Her son
came to Woodbine when she was first
stricken, but returned to Brooklyn after
his mother rallied. He and other mem
bers of the family have been notified of
Mrs. Hillls' death, and are expected to ar
rive Tuesday morning.
Colonel Charles Mnrshall.
BALTIMORE, Md.. April 20. Colonel
Charles Marshall, military secretary to
General Robert E. Lee during the Civil
War, and for many years one of the lead
ers of the Baltimore bar, died of apoplexy
at his home here late last night, aged 72.
He was the only member of Lee's staff
who accompanied him at the surrender at
Appomattox, and the terms of the sur
render were drafted by him.
J. W. Langford.
DENVER, April 20. J. W. Langford, 42
years of age, for many years past sport
ing editor of the Oakland Tribune, died
this evening from heart "asthma.
REBELS AT BOCAS.
Colombian . Government Taking;
Steps to Dislodge Them.
COLON, Colombia, April 20, 5 P. M.
The government is taking active measures
to dislodge from Bocas del Toro the Llb-
L crals, who captured that town Friday. It
has chartered tnc uerman steamer nercy
nla, which is now sailing for Bocas with
500 'government troops. The steamer is un
der contract to turn the troops over to
the Clomblan gunboat, General PInzon, off
Bocas. General Ferrara Is In command
of the expedition. No further news has
been received from Bocas. Two other bat
talions, now on the Isthmus, will be sent
there should they be required.
Fighting: Near Panama.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 20. Passen
gers on the Royal Mail steamer Trent,
which arrived here today from Colon, Col-
l ombia, say heavy fighting was proceed-
lng In the neighborhood of Panama and
Bocas del Toro last Friday. The officers
of the Trent declare the situation on the
Isthmus shows no Improvement.
GREAT STEAMER COMBINE
Grlscom States Its Objects and "What
It Will Accomplish.
PHILADELPHIATPa., April 20. Clem
ent A. Grlscom, president of the Interna
tional Navigation Company,, one of the
five transatlantic steamehlp companies
which have been merged under the direc
tion of J. P. Morgan, today said the con
solidated companies would probably be
In operation under the new conditions
within a few months. So far as the nego
tiations regarding the merger are con
cerned, they have been completed, and all
that now remains to be accomplished Is
the organization of the parent company.
It Is possible that the International Navi
gation Company will be made the parent
company. The question now under con
sideration is the desirability of this plan
as against the organization of a new com
pany to control the operations of the
"The capitalization of the consolidated
companies," said Mr. Grlscom. "will be
In the neighborhood of ?200,000,000. Working
capltel. of course, will be provided, and
the profits and reeerve fund should enable
us to build the necessary additions to our
fleets. While control of the company will
ba held In this country, it will be a strict
ly International organization, preserving
the various companies Included In the con
solidation, respecting their national and
"The object of the combination," con
tinued Mr. Grlscom, "Is to try to give bet
ter transatlantic service at a decreased
cost. Heretofore the trade has been ex
travagantly conducted, and we propose to
operate more intelligently In the future.
We expect In time to inaugurate a sys
tem of daily departures from New York
an innovation that Is a real necessity.
"The negotiations have covered a period
of many years, and I was interested in
the subject as far back as 18S1.
"The passage of the ship subsidy bill
would have but one effect, so far as the
new enterprls3 Is concerned. It would en
able us to eall ships now building and
hereafter built under the American flag on
an equal footing with the ships of other
countries. The published statements that
the ship subsidy bill would enable us to
sail our foreign vessels under the Stars
and Stripes are Incorrect, as the bill speci
fics that only American-built ships can
benefit by Its provisions, and, further
more, such a course, If possible, Is con
trary to the whole scheme. We have ex
isting only four small vessels that might
.benefit by the passage of this bill, and
they are on the Pacific. While In the
coastwise trade, In which they are now
engaged, the provisions of the bill would
not apply to them."
"The consolidation," declared Mr. Grls
com, "will result In better transatlantic
scrvico, more uniform rates, a Just dis
tribution of traffic over all American and
Canadian seaports, increased lines on the
Pacific, and services to South America as
traffic may justify. Having lines between
Great Britain and Australia and New
Zealand, and Intimate connection with the
far East. American manufacturers will
be able to distribute their products on
through bills o lading and avoid the ex
pense of trans-shipments which they now
Incur. The products of the farm will be
shipped from tho seaport most convenient
to the point of production.
"To what extent these new services will
be conducted by steamships built In this
country and sailed under the American
flag depends upon Congress."
AN EARLY HOT WAVE.
Temperature Climbs to One Hundred
OMAHA, April 20. Today was the hot
test April day In 15 years. The thermom
eter at 5 P. M. reached 95, the highest
previous record being 91.
A dispatch from Falls City says the
mercury reached 100 in the shade "at that
place, and that the Fall wheat 13 suffering
from the want of moisture. Other points
in Southern Nebraska report heat records
for April broken.
Up to i0 o'clock tonight there was little
moderation of the high temperature in
this city, and a high wind blew.
Drouth Wind in Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan.. April 20. A dry, hot
wind drouth has swept over Kansas slnce
early this morning, doing much, damage to
vegetation of all kinds. Those Interested
say the wind has done Incalculable harm
to ths "wheat. Unless rain comes within
two days, the wheat crop will amount to
IUie cf Forty Degrees.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 20. The mer
cury began to climb about 9 o'clock this
morning and at noon registered as high
as 92 degrees, a change of more than 40
dcgrlees in six hours. A high south wind
blew all day.
Ninety-one at Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 20. The high
est temperature was 91 degrees today. A
furious wind blew.
HOME RULERS DEFEATED
Result of Special Election In Fourth
District of Havrnii.
HONOLULU. April 14. The special elec
tion held April 9 to choose A successor to
the lato Representative A. F. Gllflllan re
sulted In a victor' for the Republican
candidate, W. W. Harris, against August
Dreler, nominated by the home rulers and
Indorsed by the Democrats. Republican
gains were shown generally throughout
the Fourth District, In which the elec
tion was held. The vote was: Harris.
SSI; Dreler, 670. In the last regular elec
tion the Republican, Gllflllan, .polled 12S6
votes, while the Home Ruler and Demo
crat polled, respectively, 914 and G50, mak
ing the combined vote of the two parties
Vallima, the Samoan home of Robert
Louis Stevenson, which was bought by a
German millionaire named August Kunst,
Is to be given In part by him for a pub
The German bark Paul Isenberg arrived
here today after a long trip of 153 days
from Bremerhaven. She encountered a se
vere hurricane In the far South, which
carried away most of her sails.
The transport Sheridan, which arrived
here from San Francisco with a case of
smallpox on board, left yesterday for Ma
nila. No further sickness broke out on
Thq steamer Doric, from Japan, reports
that she sighted a steamer April 14 ashore
and almost submerged on a rock Island,
6S miles west of Yokohama. She Is -supposed
to be the Talyo Maru.
President Returns to Washington.
WASHINGTON, April 20. President
Roosevelt returned to the city at 7:30 P.
M, from New York. The President's
daughter, Ethel, returned with him to
Washington, together with the other mem
bers of the party, Dr. Urle, the Presi
dent's physician, and Mr. and Mrs. Cor
telyou. Mrs. Roosevelt will remain In
New York for a day or twol The return
trip was without special Incident.
LINES ARE TIED UP
San Francisco Cables Are
Running, But Not Cars.
THREE THOUSAND MEN ARE OUT
Company May Attempt to Break the
Strike by Running: Mail Cars as
Bumpers Mayor Schmitz
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. San Fran
ciscans were without the usual facilities
for rapid transit today, and many walked.
The street railway strike has become
most effective. Only three lines were In
operation, on California, Hyde ancLUnlon
streets. Business on every line of the
United Railroads, or the Baltimore syndi
cate, which lately took over the Market
Street system, was suspended. The ca
bles were running, but they drew no cars.
During the day a few cars, under police
supervision, were run over the different
lines of the system to comply with fran
chise requirements, but np attempt was
made to carry passengers. The only fa
cility for traveling over the affected dis
trict was furnished by automobiles and
carry-alls. The day passed very quietly.
There were no disturbances around the
various car barns.
Both sides, to the controversy held sepa
rate conferences during the day, the re
sults of which have not yet been mado
public. The striking employes were busy
enrolling recruits and perfecting organi
zation. They were very confident that
they had the strike won, and asserted
that It would be Impossible for the com
pany to secure enough new men to carry
on business. During the day, there were
rumors that the officials of the system
were willing to settle on tho basis of a 10
hour day and 24 cents an hour, but held
out on the question of unionism. The ru
mors were denied as fast as they wera
It was evident, however, that the rail
way officers were surprised at the
strength developed by the strikers, who
claim to have about 2000 men enrolled.
The company has not yet announced Its
plan for breaking the strike, but t is
generally anticipated that it will make an
attempt tomorrow to run with the mall
cars as bumpers. The strike leaders as
sert that there will be no attempt made
to Interfere with the mall cars.
Mayor Schmitz, who was at Sacramento,
returned home today and at once entered
Into negotiations with the opposing sides
for the purpose of bringing about an ad
justment. He also took steps to protect
Chief of Police Wlttman held a long
conference with the Mayor, during which
the attitude of the. police In the contro
versy was discussed. Wlttman reported
that President Holland, of the United
Railroads had requested him to
place four policemen on each car sent
out by the company with non-union crews.
Wittman declined to entertain the propo
sition until after he had consulted with
The Mayor Indorsed the action of Witt
man, and Informed him that the railroad
company could not count upon the aid
of the police at a time when there was
no necessity for such Intervention. He
did not believe the police would be need
ed In any event. as all reports made to
him during the day were to the effect that
the strike was being conducted in an or
derly manner, and without any show of
violence on the part of the strikers. If
the company culd find men to take out
the cars they would not be interfered
with en route.
Mayor Schmitz had arranged for a con
ference, to be held tonight, between tho
railroad officials and the leaders of the
strike, but owing to the Illness of Acting
President Holland, of the United Rail
roads, it was decided to postpone action
until tomorrow. At this conference, which
will probably bo held early In the day, tho
situation will be fully discussed, and tho
Mayor Is hopeful that an amicable settle
ment of the trouble may be effected. It
is stated lhat President Holland was
greatly surprised at the effectiveness of
the tie-up. and the unanimity of senti
ment among the employes of tho various
General Manager Vinlng, of the Con
solidated Lines, appeared this morning on
a Sacramento-street car in the role of
conductor. He was chaffed good-naturedly
by those who knew him, and jeered at by
a few, but attended strictly to his duty as
a volunteer emergency man.
Hathbone Still in Jail.
HAVANA April 20. The Supreme Court
decided today that tho Audiencia did not
have the right to demand that tho bond
for the release of Estes G. Rathbone be
Inscribed as a public deed. This was the
point on which Rathbone'a lawyers ap
pealed and filed a writ of habeas corpus.
Notwithstanding the decision in his
favor, Rathbone still remains In jail,
while the Supreme Court Is considering
the question whether the Spanish or tho
English language shall govern its offi
Drink Causes Suicide.
LAS CRUCES. N. M., April 20. Tom
Brown, an employe of the Bisbee Rail
road Contracting Company, committed
"suicide this morning by cutting his throat.
Drink is supposed to be the cause. "He
leaves a wife and two children, who are
now In California.
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Seventy-flve lives were lost by the burning of
an Ohio river steamer. Page 1.
Frank R. Stockton is dead. Page 1. '
Bad fires occurred at Dallas, Tex., and Kan
sas City. Pace 2.
The Belgian strike was declared off. Page 2.
The Dutch Cabinet -will meet today to discuss
the regency. Page 2.
A tentative agreement Is said to have been
reached between British and Boers. Page 2.
' Pacific Const.
The street-car tie-up at San Francisco Is al
most complete. Page 1.
Tho Republican party of Marlon County is
united. Page 3.
There are no further developments In the Ful
ler murder case. Paga 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Simon managers work on legislative slate.
Lively building movement and active real es
tate market. Page 8.
Colonel French conducts rousing Salvation
Army rallies. Page 8.
Odd Fellows plan dedication of new Home next
Saturday. Page 7.
Portland professionals defeat Monograms, 8 to
1. Page 4.
Portland General Electric Company plans ex
tensive Improvements. Pace 12.