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VOL. XLIL NO. 12,90G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 23, 1902.
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Senator Teller's Candidacy.
DENVER, April 22. United States Sen
ator Henry M. Teller has replied as fol
lows to a telegram from the Denver Post
asking whether he was a candidate for
re-election to the Senate:
"I have felt that after 23 years of pub
lic service I might properly leave the
question of my re-election to the people
of the state. I shall submit that question
to the Colorado Democracy and abide by
the wishes of the party, and give, to its
candidate, whoever he may be, my hearty
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Father Shot by HIi Son.
KANSAS CITY, April 22. In Kansas
City, Kan., today, John Calhoun was shot
by his son Roland three times and fa
tally wounded TKo father had attacked
the son's married slstcr.Odrs. Lottie Lang
ford, and when young Calhoun interfered
the elder Calhoun attacked him with a
knife. Then young Calhoun used a re
volver in self-defense, every one of the
shots fired by him taking effect. John
Calhoun is 55 years of age, and his son
Two Engagements Oc
cur in Mindanao.
TROOPS' ADVANCE CHECKED
Every Effort Will Be Made to
Pacify the Hostiles.
BEFORE EXPEDITION STARTS
General Chaffee Reports the Situa
tion in Detail Premature Move
ment by Lieutenant-Colonel
The Moros of Mindanao have as
sumed a threatening attitude, and two
engagements with American troops are
reported. Lieutenant-Colonel Baldwin,
In charge of the Americans, searching
for the rebel murderers of soldiers, has
been checked In his advance by or
ders from his superiors, and every ef
fort will be made by conciliation to
bring the hostile tribesmen to terms.
If all peaceful means fall, the puni
tive expedition under General Davis,
now at Zamboanga, in the south of
the Island, will be ordered to the
scene of trouble.
MANILA, April 22. Two engagements
have been fought between the American
troops and the Moros of the Island of
"Mindanao during the last 24 hours.
Moore, of the Twenty-seventh Infantry,
while out with small parties hunting for
water, was fired upon at longe range.
Colonel Frank Baldwin, with a battalion
of troops and a mountain gun, went to
the assistance of Moore's parly and drove
off the Moros, who lost seven men. The
firing was at U00 yards. The Moro
villages were flying red flags, meaning
that they intended to fight to the utter
most. Iiater the Sultan of Pualao and a force
of natives attempted to reoccupy the
ground gained by the Americans, but i-.e
Moros were forcibly dispersed.
Dato (chief) Gencsl has sent & delega
tion to the American commander tender
ing the absolute submission of the men
under his control.
Brigadier-General Davis, in command at
Zamboanga, Island of Mindanao, has ac
knowledged the receipt from Washington
of Instructions to withdraw his troops
from Mindanao, but he urges that, owing
to the present state of affairs, the with
drawal will result In absolute loss of
American prestige among the Moros In
Mindanao. His orders, however, are ex
plicit. Lieutenant-Colonel Baldwin and
his forces are beyond the reach of the
telegraph instructions from Washington.
Proposed Expedition Delayed.
WASHINGTON, April 22. The War De
partment has instructed General Chaffee
to delay the departure of the proposed
expedition Into Mindanao until after the
receipt of further directions from Wash
ington. The President desires to ex
haust all other means of effecting the
capture of the Moros who murdered
American soldiers before dispatching an
armed expedition for that purpose. Mean
while, however, that portion of General
Davis' command which was selected for
the Journey will still be held In readiness,
and all preparations up to the point of
actual departure will be made.
COLONEL BALDWIN'S CAMPAIGN.
Pushing Into the Heart of the Hos
WASHINGTON. April 22. Adjutant
General Corbln this afternoon made public
the following telegtam received late in the
day from General Chaffee. The small
words left out by General Chaffee are
"Manila, April 22. Adjutant-General,
Washington: With reference to my tele
gram, of 15th and yours of the 21st. While
at Malabang I authorized Baldwin to con
tinue clearing a trail toward the lake,
If not opposed, but he was not to move
In force until the expedition was full
prepared, which I expected to accomplish
by the 25th. On the 18th he pushed his
advance from his camp, eight miles out,
vith orders to clear the blockaded trail
and halt when it reached sufficient water,
which was not found until the second
crossing of the Malilang River, where it
issues ftom Lake Dapao. The advance
consisted of one battalion Twenty-seventh
Infantry under Major Scott. He reached
Dapao without opposition, but found tho
trail badly obstructed by fallen timber.
Baldwin arrived at the same place at noon
on the 20th, with Moore's battalion and
"In order to find a defensive camp, and
grazing to the north of him, he sent for
ward Moore's battalion with one gun.
Moore was fired on from the hills In front
and to the left. He returned the fire, but
did not advance. Baldwin brought for
ward the rest of the battery and three
infantry companies, and drove off the as
sailants, firing a distance of 1100 to 1300
yards. There was excellent firing by the
battery. The enemy was driven two miles
and scattered, with no casualties to our
troop. Seven Moro bodies were found.
The opposing Moros from Pineallas vil
lage, whose fort is in sight, are flying a,
"Yesterday morning a delegation ar
rived at Baldwin's camp from Genesl,
making absolute submission to the United
States authority under the terms of my
"Yesterday morning there was an affair
of a few minutes with the Sultan of
Pualao's men, who attempted to reoccupy
giounds cleared thp day before, and they
were forcibly dispersed. Baldwin says
It will be necessary to reduce the fort
at Pualao's If It continues hostile. The
altitude of the camp is 2650 feet. Davis
says he has ordered Baldwin not to as
sault any fort or occupy hostile places
until two weeks' time expires which I
have granted the Moros to surrender the
"In order to expedite yours of yesterday
It was sent at once to Davis, and received
by him at 10:50 P. M. He has ordered
Baldwin to abstain absolutely from any
aggressive movement, but to favor In
every way possible friendly conference
To withdraw all our forces will ruin our
prestige; to withdraw part of the force
will be dangerous. I have ordered the
trail cleared to the rear quickly; eight
miles were well opened when I was there.
I shall maintain our position, but not ad
vance further unUl you are heard from.
Feblger, with a battalion of 200, is In re
serve. Baldwin's advance to so great a
distance was premature, but was occa
sioned by an opportunity to seize the ad
vantage in situation and position for
"Bolshlng, at Ilagan. says everything 13
quiet. He Is conlident the Moros on the
north side have no Idea of rising.
INFORMATION FROM CHAFFEE.
Situation In "Various Parts of the
WASHINGTON, April 22. The War De
partment has made public a report from
General Chaffee, dated March 17, which
epitomizes the situation in the various
parts of the Philippine Archipelago in a
manner that is particularly satisfactory
to the officials here, in view of the Con
gressional demand for exact and late in
formation. General Chaffee refers to the Waller
court-martial, then about to convene, and
touches upon the Morong disturbances,
forecasting the ultimate settlement: checks
off the work accomplished toward reduc
ing posts, and speaks of tho Initiation of
the movement for Malvars surrender, an
event which has since been brought about.
The chief parts of the report, as made
public are as follows:
"A general court-martial of Importance
meets here today. You will probably no
tice In the Associated Press dispatches
that It is for the trial of Major Waller
and Lieutenant Day, of the Marine Corps.
The purpose of this trial Is to Inquire into
an unlawful execution of some natives by
these officers. The cause of the execution
is alleged to be that the natives turned
on the marines in the mountains and tried
to take the life of Lieutenant Williams.
The natives came out of the mountains
with the command, however, and went to
Basey from Tacloban, where, it was re
ported to Major Waller.- that they had
assaulted Lieutenant Williams, of the
Marine Corps, and in other ways turned
traitors ta the command. Major Waller,
on what I think a very slight Inquiry, or
dered them executed. Thejr were his pris
oners at the time, and, of course, should
be tried. If believed to be guilty of the
offense alleged. I am Investigating one or
two other instances where it is alleged
prisoners have been shot. Heport has not
"While at Vlgan, I received a. dispatch
about the Morong disturbances, and re
plied from there. Such Incidents need
not occasion much anxiety. They are lia
ble to occur In various provinces for a
year or so, for It must be remembered
that very many of the people like ladron
Ism, as we call it out here, and, perhaps,
think it easier to make a living by theft
rather than honest toll. The President
of Calnta has been a strong friend of the
Americans for a long time, and haB done
much to assist them In securing peace in
that province. He has undoubtedly made
for himself by his" course mpny enemies,
and, no doubt, this had something to do
with his being kidnaped. The parties who
did this, as we believe, belong in the vi
cinity of this placet The Presldente es
caped from them.
"Since November 1 I have abandoned 212
stations. This has been accomplished
mainly by withdrawing detachments Into
the station of the Captain command
ing. "General Bell continues to capture arms
and men in the Third Brigade, as well as
receiving surrenders almost dally. Since
December, he has secured nearly 2500 guns
of various kinds, and, I presume, that at
least 3000 men have been captured or sur
rendered In the same time.
"To show how difficult It is to accom
plish our task down there, we are dally
finding arms and picking up men and re
ceiving surrenders on the very ground
that has been most carefully covered or
gone over, with a large force spread out
during the first two weeks of January.
What we are getting now were secreted
then, and we havo no knowledge that
even we shall succeed entirely In obtain
ing all the arms secreted there or
throughout the country. It Is very Im
portant that we get hold of all the arms
possible, for it Is with these arms that
the ladrones will create trouble when mili
tary occupation ceases.
"Senor Dancel called on me and request
ed that a letter he had written to Mal
var be sent to him, or, as he preferred, be
taken to him by himself. It appears that
Dancel has lately been In Hong Kong,
where he had a talk with the junta. The
Junta authorized him to say to Malvar
that he must surrender; that they be
lieved he ought to do so. as It was now
(Concluded on Second Page )
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Two engagements have been fought between
Americans and Moros In Mindanao "Page 1.
The proposed expedition against the Moros has
ben delayed. Page 1.
Chaffee reports the situation In Mindanao.
Rawlins opened the debate on the Philippine
bill In the Senate. Page 2.
The House rejected the Senate amendments to
the omnibus claims bill Page 2.
The West Point bill was passed by the house.
The conferees on the exclusion bill have prac
tically reached an agreement. Page 2.
The Danish Landsthlng may vote on the cession
treaty today. Page 3.
The Kwang SI rebellion Is beyond the power
of the Chinese troops to suppress It. Page 3.
All kinds of weather are reported between the
Rocky Mountains and the Atlantic seaboard.
Washington Legislature will not be called to
gether to provide funds to fight merger.
San Francisco street railway owners and mn
on strike confer today. Page .
Roosevelt's pleasure In matter will settle Ide
appointment case. Page 4.
All of employes at Oregon City woolen mills
are now out on a strike. Page A.
Commercial and Marine.
Closing on New York stock market was active
but weak. Page 13.
A. slump, then an active rally in wheat at Chi
cago. Page 13.
Bark Pax chartered after four months' Idleness.
Slack business sending coasting steamers Into
retirement. Page 12.
Harbor at Astoria at last clear of loaded ves
sels. Page 12.
San Francisco sailor runners steal entire crew
from a shin. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
City authorities consider market block scheme.
Chamber of Commerce asked to aid Thunder
Mountain road project. Page 11.
C J. Eddy resigns as North Pacific Coast
agent of Mllwaukle road Page 12.
Manufacturers' Association reports great In
crease in home products.. Page 12.
KEYNOTES OF FIGHT
Prosperity and Expansion
IN CONGRESSIONAL CONTEST
Leaders Confident of a United Party
to Repel All Assaults of the En
emy, Even Though There
Is Some Friction Now.
WASHINGTON, April 22,-The Republi
can party is in worse condition now than
It has been at any time in 10 years, when
a Democratic President and Congress
LEAVES DEMOCRATS TO JOIN REPUBLICAN RANKS.
HOSIER, Or., April 22 The Demo-Simon alliance In Multnomah has caused
Thomas Harlan, one of the most prominent Democratic workers In this section,
to desert that camp. He Is against any party that lays aside everything for
spoils, pnd his views on this subject were set forth fully In a letter to The Ore
gonlan Monday, In which he pledged the Republican ticket his hearty support.
Mr. Harlan helped to organize the Republican party, but left It on the money
Issue a few years ago, and did efficient work for tho Democrats. He has been
active in public affairs all his life. He was a pioneer of Harlan County. Ne
braska, which county bears his name, as also does the Masonic Lodge of Alma.
Neb He came to Oregon 14 jears ago, settling at Medford. where he founded the
Medford Mall. Later, he moved to this place, and engaged In fruit-raising. Tho
late James Harlan, of Iowa, was hie near kinsman, as Is also Justice Harlan, of
the Supreme bench. The subject of this sketch was Internal Revenue Collector
under Grant, and many years In the General Land Office serv Ice.
were elected. The present party division
Is over the Cuban reciprocity bill. Th
measure has caused bad blnod, anu it is
being worked to the utmost by the Dem
ocrats, who are united. The Cuban bill,
In Its present form. Is not satisfactory to
either faction of the Republican party,
and the beet-sugar men fear that further
reductions may be made which they be
lieve will be disastrous to them. But the
Republican leaders agree that It Is not
alone due to the Cuban situation that the
party Is In such straits. They recognize
that the party Is being held 'responsible
for the trusts and combinations of capi
tal, and there Is also a deep-seated feel
ing in the Middle West, especially, that
the present Congress should amend the
tariff laws so as to reach as far as pos
sible the trusts which would be affected
by reduced duties. The fact that Bab
cock, who for the fifth time has been
chosen chairman of the Republican Con
gressional committee, has been trying for
two terms to secure a reduction of the
Iron and steel schedule, Is pointed out by
Western Republicans as indicating some
thing wrong in the present tariff, and
that revision has been denied by the pres
ent Congress, although ample opportu
nity was afforded.
Several other reasons are given for the
condition in which the Republican party
finds Itself, among them being the pass
age of the subsidy bill, the management
of the House not so much the rigid rules
of that body, as the way they are en
forcedthe Crumpacker foolishness, and
the attempt In several places to stir up
sectional strife. It is held also that the
Administration has contributed Its share
towards the discontent with the Republi
can party and the manner of handling
the Schley case, the rebuke to Miles, and
the withholding of Information regarding
the Philippines, are cited as Instances
which have tended towards ill-feeling
among the people.
On top of this, it Is said by many that
the insistence for Cuban reciprocity has
been In the interest of the sugar trust, and
not In the Interest of the consumers of
sugar or of the Cuban planters. All of
these features are being put forward In
one way or another to the detriment of
the Republican party, and they give the
managers of that organization a great
deal of concern. At the same time, they
assert that all attacks can be met, and
that before the adjournment of Congress
they will have a reunited party to repel
all assaults of the enemy.
'The chief note of the campaign will be
the prosperity of the country during the
last' four years. The people will be warn
ed that In 1S90, and two years later, In
the midst of their prosperity, they gave
the country over to the Democrats and
UIC uaiu uua ui -"a jucmvv;wu i-
ministration will be contrasted with the
good times of the Republican regime. The
"scuttle" policy of the Democrats in the
Philippines, and the determination of the
Republicans to provide good government,
will be brought prominently to the front.
Thus prosperity and expansion are to be
the keynotes of the campaign on 'which
the coming Congressional contest is to be
DREDGE FOR COLUMBIA.
Gilleanle Considering: Plans to
prove Channel at Month.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Representa
tive Tongue today had a conference with
the Chief of Engineers regarding the
mouth of the Columbia, presenting edi
torials and articles from The Oregonlan
with reference to the contemplated change
In the project for the construction of the
jetty. He made no suggestions, but mere
ly wished the several proposition to be
given consideration before any of the
$1,500,000, soon, to be available, is- ex
pended. General Gillespie promised to
give Hon. M. C. George's proposition and
others careful consideration. Mr. Tongue
impressed upon him the necessity for
prompt action looking to the extension of
General Gillespie Informed Mr. Tongue
that he was considering the advisability
of constructing a hydraulic sea dredge.
with a view- temporarily to cutting and
preserving a channel through the bar
until It can be permanently maintained by
the Jetty. He asserts that such a dredge
would be able to remove the dangerous,
obstructions within 20 days, and could
thereafter easily keep the channel open.
Mr. Tongue requested General Gillespie
to hasten consideration of Captain Harts'
project for a canal at the dalles, and was
told his opinion would be ready when
called for by the conference committee.
Mr. Tongue believes from General Gil
lespie's manner that the report will be
favorable to the canal project.
Mitchell's 3Io e for Dredge.
Senator Mitchell today Introduced a
joint resolution directing the Secretary of
War to Investigate as to the advisability
of employing a sea dredge on the bar at
the mouth of the Columbia River, with
a view of temporarily, at least, maintain
ing a suitable channel for the accommo
dation of the larger vessels plying to and
from Portland, and to submit a report as
to the cost of such a dredge and of Its
maintenance and operation. Senator
Mitchell has been urged by many promi
nent men of Portland and Astoria to take
this step, in the belief that a dredge will
afford relief until the Jetty can be suf
ficiently extended. It is being asserted
that a sea dredge will prove as successful
at this point as similar dredges have on
the entire coast.
To Pension Life-Savers.
Representative Jones today had an ex
tended hearing before the commerce com
mittee of the House In support of his- bill
to pension employes of the life-saving
service, their widows and orphans, on
practically the same conditions as pen
sions are now- granted to Civil War vet
erans and their survivors.
OHIO RIVER DISASTER.
No 3Iore Bodies Recovered From the
City of Pittsburg.
CAIRO, HI., April 22. The insurance
men, a wrecking crew and others have
been investigating the ruins of the burned
Bteamer City of Plttsbuife today, but, ow
ing to the heated condition of the hull,
little has been done toward recovering
bodies. At the end of the third day those
who have been keeping a memorandum of
the people who were on board the steamer
report that SO are known to be saved, 51
are known to be lost, and more than 20
are missing. It la believed that the death
list will go as high as 70.
NO EXTRA SESSION
McBride Will Not Call Legis
MERGER FIGHT FUND PROVIDED
Governor "Will Pay Expenses of Snit
Himself Rather Than Assemble
Lawmakers Private Subscrip
tions Not Improbable.
It Is believed that Governor Mc
Bride has been assured of private
subscriptions to carry on the State of
Washington's light against the great
railway merger, the subscribers to
look to the next Legislature for re
imbursement. Governor McBride irays
the money will be provided. Attorney
General Stratton refuses to discuss the
OTjYMPIA, Wash., April 22. Although
the Question of securing funds for the pay
ment of the expenses of the State ot
Washington In prosecuting Its action
against the Northern Securities Company
lb admitted to be -very serious. Governor
McBride stated emphatically today that he
would not follow the course of Governor
Van Sant, of Minnesota, In calling an ex
tra session of the Legislature to provide
funds for fighting the merger. "I will
pay the expenses out of my own pocket
first," he said.
When asked how much money there la
now available for paying the traveling and
incidental expenses of the Attorney-General
In the raldroad case, he replied:
"There Is none."
"Wliere Is the money to come from?"
was then asked.
"Well, It will be provided," was the
only reply the Governor would make.
In the office of the State Auditor, it 13
learned that of the $1000 appropriated for
traveling and Incidental expenses of the
Attorney-General, only $i 10 remained be
fore Mr. Stratton's last trip to Washing
ton waG made, while there Is another year
jet to run. during whlcn a considerable
amount of money for traveling and Inci
dental expenses will be absolutely re
quired. It Is stated by Auditor Atkinson,
however, that the Governor has a fund
of JlOfO. which was appropriated for the
looking into of alleged Infractions of. the
law. None of this money has been used,
and Auditor Atkinson is of the opinion
that it may be applied on the expenses ot
the Attorney-General in prosecuting the
Goemor McBride and Attorney-General
Stratton went Into the matter of paying
expensps very thoroughly before Mr.
Stratton started East to file his complaint,
and It Is believed they hnve been assured
cf private subscriptions that will enable
them to meet all expenses above the
amount the state has available, the sub
scribers to look to the next Legislature
for reimbursement. Mr. Stratton declined
to discuss the subject this afternoon.
WHAT STRATTON EXPECTS.
Belle-ves Company Will File Its An
swer as Soon nn Possible.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. April 22 Attorney
General Stratton returned today from
Washington City. "It Is my belief," he
said, "that the Northern Securities Com
pany will not attempt to delay the bring
ing of the case to a hearing- My opinion
on that phase of the matter Is based on
the attitude of the company with regard
to serv'cc by the State of Minnesota In
the suit brought by that state In its
own courts. There Is no way for the com
pany finally to avoid an Issue In the State
of Washington case, and I believe that
to prevent continued fluctuation In stock,
and to secuie a final determination speed
ily, it will tile its answer as soon as pos
sible after the service by this state on
the company is had."
In rtgard to the report In the prpss
dispatcheb that Attomev -General Doug
las, of Minnesota, wrote the brief In the
case brought by the State of Washington,
Attorney-General Stratton stated that
"Attorney-General Douglas assisted In
presenting the brief. General Douglas, of
course, wrote the brief In the Minnesota
case, and the points involved were very
similar." He was not disposed to place
much lmportarce to the statement, ana
said that he had not seen the dispatch.
A Hill Sees It.
NEW YORK. April 22. President Jamea
J. Hill, of the Northern Securities and
the Great Northern Railway Companies,
who Is In this city, sajft he Is not in the
Irast worried over the granting of leave
by the Supreme Court to the State oC
Washington to file an original bill for an
injunction against the Northern Securities
Company. He Insists that the main point
at Issje is not affected by this decision.
"No matter what is done," he Is quoted
as saving, "our property rights cannot be
taken from us. I fpel confident that that
iThlch we own we shall be able to retain.
If the courts decide that there shall ba
a change In the form of ownership, that
cannot alter the actual conditions of con
trol." HIS ACCOUNTS SHORT.
Bondsmen of Ogden Postmaster
Mnst Put Up $UUOO.
OGDEN, Utah. April 22. Charles
Melghan, Postmaster of Ogden, is short
in his accounts In the amount of S2G00.
His bondsmen are in charge of the
Melghan was appointed by President
McKinley and assumed his duties Janu
ary 21, lSJffl. About 10 days ago, Inspec
tors Small, of Denver, and Frederichs,
of Washington. D. C, came to Ogden
to check up the accounts of the office
with the result that this morning his
bondsmen received notice that he was
short $2600 and they would be expected
to make it eood. The shortage covers
a period of two years, and exists in
both the stamp and money order depart
ments. Melghan has always borne an
excellent reputation and has for many
years been one of the leading Republican
politicians of Utah.