Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 25, 1902, Image 1

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PORTLAND, OREGON. F7HDAY. APRIL 25, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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YELLOWSTONE
Has a place on every well-appointed sideboard.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE
ROTHCHILD BROTHERS
Agents.
userobERTINE
Trade
FOR THE SKIN AND COMPLEXION
supped by Blumaucr-Frank Drug Co.
Wholesale and Manufacturing Druggists
Tin
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Assets $330,862,861.14 Surplus $7i549937-86
"STRONGEST IN THE WORLD."
It. Samuel, Manager, 306 Oregonla n Building:, Portland, Oregon.
f HIIi XETSCHAK, Pre.
O. W. KNOWLBS, Mg.
SEYEHTH AKD WASnlHBTOH STREETS, PGRTUKD, 0HE00S
CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT.
European Plan:
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Day
Wmal
SHAW'S
PURE
America's
ORIGINAL
MALT
WHISKY
Without a Rival
Today
BLUMAUER & HOCH
108 and 110 Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oregon
MALT
FIRE PLKCES
We have a carload of Wood Mantels in transit. Carload
freight is 100 per cent. less. You can save the difference.
We will show you 100 mantels on our floor. $3000.00 worth
of new Gas and Electric Fixtures. See them before buying.
The John Barrett Comfy
New Stores, Corner Sixth and Alder.
(Opposite The Oregonian.)
The Ideal Method
Of warming a house is by a warm-air furnace, properly
installed. With it, and a proper system, you get perfect
ventilation. If you are interested in the proper and health
ful warming of your home, we would be pleased to have
you call, or drop us a line.
W. G. McPHERSON H'eaa"?JrntiIatine
47 FIRST STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON
NEW YORK DENTAL PARLORS
Fourth and Morrison Sts.
Portland, Or.
Old-established and reliable dentists, where all work
is guaranteed absolutely painless.
Full Set Teeth $5.00
Gold Crowns 5.00
Gold Pill 1.00
Silver Fill 50
Our offices are not managed by ethical dentists, but
by Eastern graduate specialists.
NEW YORK DENTISTS '"SiST
hq pLATES flfll
This signature is on every box of the genuine
Laxative Bromo-Ouinine Tablets
j1L'ft'fTjiif'y i remedy that cares a cola In one day
ION m SITE
Location of '05 Fair to
Be Selected. .
BIDS ARE NOW CALLED FOR
Executive Committee Gives
Until May 3 for Offers.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS NAMED
Meanwhile Directors Will Survey
Avnilnble Locations Jn Order
That-Their Decision May.
Be Well Grounded.
A Pianolist's Repertory
Comprises over 8000 compositions. A great artist can play but
half a hundred in concert form.
WHY NOT BE A PIANOLIST?
It is within reach of all by our easy payment plan, which will
be fully explained by addressing
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY.
M. B. WELLS, Sole Northwest Agt. 333-335 Washington st., cor. Park.
Model Saloons for New York.
NEW YORK. April 24. It was an
nounced at the annual meeting of the
City Club, Just held, thai the committee
appointed to inquire into the advisabil
ity of organizing a stock company to
conduct the operations of a model saloon
had reported that another organization
is about to establish a similar saloon,
and in the committee's opinion it did
not seem -wise for the club to take any
definite steps until the results of the
experiment beqome apparent. The or
ganization referred to is the Social Halls
Association, and the model to be fol
lowed is that which Earl Gray has been
instrumental in establishing in England.
Has All the Comforts 6t Home.
LONDON, April 24. The Evening News
describes an Ingenious collapsable table,
especially made for the use of King Ed
ward while attending theaters. The table
and its legs all fold up Into small space,
and can be carried with a handle like a
satchel, without injuring the contents of
the tray, which consists of two decanters,
three artistically cut-glass tumblers, and
several small botUes of seltzer. One
side of the tray contains recesses for their
coffee cups, saucers, silver spoons, cigars
and cigarettes,; while on the other s'lde
are liquor glasses, an ash tray and a
match box. , . , 4
If you have a site to propose for the
great 1005 Centennial and Fair, pre
pare to offer It now. The executive
committee has called for offers, and
they must be submitted by May 3. Lo
cations so far suggested Include the
follow lng:
City Park.
Fulton.
Ladd's field (near Hawthorne Park).
Peninsula.
Abrams & Knox tract (near Portland
Flouring Mills).
City View Park.
I suggest we have 3000 of them. They
would be a good advertisement," he add
ed. "The number should be 5000," said Leo
Friede. On his suggestion, a committee
of two members to take charge of the
matter, with power to act, was named.
Mr. Devera and Mr. Friede were ap
pointed. At the close of the meeting the board
adopted a seal of the -fair corporation.
PALMA AT HIS OLD HOME
Presldeat-Elcct of Cuba Arrives at
Bayarao.
HAVANA, April 24. President-elect
Palma arrived at his old home, Bayamo,
in Santiago Province, today. He was
enthusiastically received along the route
from Holguin, from which "place he
traveled in an old-fashioned Cuban
volante. He was accompanied by hun
dreds of persons on horseback.
At a farewell reception given the President-elect
at Holguin, 1500 school chil
dren sang the Cuban hymn. At a ban
quet the same evening, the President
elect urged the people, without distinc
tion of class, to unite in erecting an
unbreakable barrier for the protection of
the new republic He said he counted
upon the Spaniards in Cuba, whom he
characterized as one of the principal
factors in the Island, to assist In the
republic's success. He said the Cubans
should unite on economic rather than
FLOUR STAYS FREE
New Chinese Treaty Will
Make No Change, '
LETTER OF SECRETARY HAY
Occasioned by Request of T. B. Wil
cox In Interest of Northwest
Millers Anicrlcnn Trade
Will Be Cared For.
WASHINGTON, April 24. Senator
Mitchell recently addressed a letter to
Secretary Hay, Inclosing one from Theo
dore B. Wilcox, of Portland, protesting
against the United States consenting to
any reciprocity, or other agreement, with
China, by which a duty shall be placed
on American flour shipped to the Orl-
Senate against the protest of Senator J
Foster.
The charges that have been made J
against Ide have not been Indorsed by j
Senator Foster. His position Is that a
number of people In Washington do not
think Ide Is the proper men for the place,
and have reasons to present why he
should not be confirmed. The Senator In
sists that these people shall have a hear
ing before there Is any action. The at
tempt was made some time ago to push
the confirmation of Ide, notwithstanding
the objections of Foster, but this was de
feated, as members of the committee rec
ognize Foster's right to be heard on all
such questions.
Senator Turner Is a member of the com
mittee on commerce, and he does not In
tend to play into the hands of Wiloon.
Although he Is of the opposition party,
his views In the committee are listened to,
and Turner's position Is that as long as
Foster wants the nomination held up he
Is entitled to have it done, and he will
not urge action either way, as It Is a
matter entirely outside of his party.
Knox on the Trail of the
Beef Combine.
IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE
Injunction Case Will Be Filed
at Chicago.
PACIFIC COAST AGAINST IT.
Senators Will Oppose Any Reciproc
ity Legislation for Cnlin.
WASHINGTON. April 24. So far as can
be learned, every Pacific Coast Senator Is
going to stand firmly against any reclproc-
Now for the site of 1905 Fair. People
who have land to offer should get it
ready. The executive -committee of the
exposition wl'l make selection within the
next two weeks. Sealed proposals will be
received until Saturday. May 3, for a lo
cation. Settlement of the1 long-deferred
question of a site will be reached soon
thereafter. People who are pulling for
one place more than another should there
fore come forward and stand up and sing
their music.
The executive committee of the Board
of Directors yesterday decided to bring
the site question to a focus at once. They
believed that the sooner they get at it
the sooner they will get done with It. No
one part of the city was favored over
another in the discussion; In tact, the talk
did not get down to particular locations.
Selection will be made according to ad
vantages of location and number of acres;
the terms whereby land may be leased or
permanently acquired for the use of the
city; facilities for water and rail trans
portation, and contour, elevation, sightli
ness, etc. Proposals will be received by
Henry E. Reed, secretary of the board of
directors. Meanwhile, the members of
the executive committee will cast their
eyes over the city, visit available sites
and receive arguments and information
from Interested persons. The committee
will be glad to be taken in tow by such
persons and to be shown whatever they
have to offer.
The executive committee resolved to
look over the city as much as possible, so
as to be able to consider proposals to the
best advantage. Several members of the
committee have arranged to make an
excursion over the city Saturday. By the
time the proposals are In, the committee
will be familiar with available sites. When
the committee has made Its selection, It
will make its recommendation to the
board. A member of the committee was
apprehensive yesterday lest the committee
would have to go around ungulded.
"Don't be afraid," said Paul Wesslnger,
"there will be plenty of people to look
after us."
Mr. Fenton suggested that City Engineer
Chase be asked to Inform the committee
whether the City Park is a suitable site.
"I am not ponvlnced that it Is, but there
are many people who are," he said.
The committee decided to act according
to the suggestion.
"Rival places should have full and fair
opportunity to submit proposals," said
W. D. Fenton.
"These proposals- should be submitted
in writing," suggested W. D. Wheel
wright, "so that the committee will have
something to work with. A number of
responsible persona have proposals to
make."
"It is first proper to make an investiga
tion of the principal sites available," said
Mr. Mallory. "Then we shall be in a
better position to choose, because we
shall know the ground."
"Competition will be a good thing,"
said Mr. Wesslnger. "Each proposal will
be taken on its own merits."
"The proposals should state how much
land is offered and how much will be
deeded to the exposition or city for perma
nent buildings," said Mr. Wheelwright.
He added that this would enable the com
mittee to know how much land it want
ed. Until the buildings and grounds were
planned to accord with the site this would
not be known.
The ways and means committee appoint
ed J. M. Long and C. H. Mclsaac to can
vaES for subscriptions to the Lewis and
Clark fund. The board of directors ap
proved the appointments. Mr. Long will
solicit money In the state outside of Mult
nomah County, and will have general di
rection of the whole work of canvassing.
Mr. Mclsaaq, will circulate for money In
Multnomah County. It was stipulated that
all the canvassing must be nonpartisan
in character.
It was deeided to make the first assess
ment on subscribed stock about July 1.
A resolution to this effect will come be
fore the board next month, and will doubt
less be adopted. The meeting yesterday
was not a regular one, or the matter
would have been arranged then. President
Cqrbetfs plan Is to collect the Lewis and
Clark fund In four installments: in July,
1902; January, 1903; July, 1903, and January,
1304. He said that the money collected In
July could be placed so as to provide an
income to meet immediate contingent ex
penses. The sentiment of the board was
that a collection of less than 25 per cent
would not be advisable, because stock
holders would rather not be bothered with
a number of small -assessments, and be
cause such a plan would be a wasteful
one.
A. H. Devers advised the board of di
rectors to provide souvenir buttons to
members of the Travelers Protective As
sociation, which meets in annual conven
tion here inJune. ."The buttons should
commemorate the 1905 fair,", said he, "and
PROPOSALS INVITED FOR 1905 FAIR.
RESULT OF INVESTiGATIONS
Government Hns Secnred Sufficient
Evidence to Proeecd Against the
Combination Packers Deny
the Chargeii.
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 24, 1902. Sealed proposals will be recelv ed at the office of the Lewis, and Clark
Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, No. 24G Washington street, Portland, Oregon,
until Saturday, May 3. 1902, at 5 P. M., for a site for the Exposition to be held In Portland In 1905, In honor
of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Lewis and Clark expedition In Oregon. Proposals must be accom
panied by plats showing definitely the location and bounds of the lands offered for a site. They must be en
closed In envelopes, scaled, and marked "Proposals for a site for the 1905 Fair," and addressed to the Exec
utive Committee of the Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, at the ad
dress given above. Proposals shall specify:
First Location and number of acres, and upon what terms, as to lease and title; and what amount of
land can be donated to the City of Portland as a site for permanent buildings or park.
Second Means of transportation and distance from the Pos'tofnce block on Fifth and Morrison streets by
the usual lines of travel.
Third Supply of water for drinking and other necessary purposes, means of Irrigation, artificial lakes and
waterfalls, and river navigation. If any.
Fourth Any and all other advantages that exist in connection with the site offered.
Fifth Give carefully the names of owners of lands mentioned, and how soon possession of site can be
had, if desired.
This notice Is published In pursuance of an orders of the Executive Committee of the Lewis and Clark
Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, made at a regular meeting held this date, In
structing the Secretary of the Exposition Company to Invite proposals, through the press, for a site for the
1905 Fair, the same to be submitted within 10 days of April 24, 1902. The Executive Committee reserves the
right to reject any and,all proposals.
HENRY R REED, Secretary.
political lines, establish the stability of
the first Cuban Government and show
the world that the Cubans were not
like the people of certain South Ameri
can Republics.
On the way to Bayamo. Senor Palma's
party was entertained at the camp of
the Cuban company which Is construct-
lng the railroad from Santiago de Cuba
to Puerto Principe. Upon approaching
Bayamo, Senor Palma was met by a
number of his old war. companions, in
cluding Senors Rabl, Lora and Baez,
who escorted him to the town.
The President-elect has sent a tele
gram to the Cuban Senators and Representatives-elect
in Havana saying he
would ask the American Government,
before he assumed office, to pardon all
Americans under arrest or waiting trial
In Cuba. The Municipal Council of
Havana has voted to ask Secretary Root
to grant the pardons of the Americans
Senor Palma referred, to In his telegram.
CUBA CONGRESS.
Will Convene May 8, by Order of
Governor-General Wood.
WASHINGTON, April 24. The War De
partment has received copies of a procla
mation Issued by General Wood, Military
Governor of Cuba, dissolving the Cuban
Constitutional Convention and directing
the Cuban Congress to convene at Havana
May 5, "for the purpose of examining into
the credentials of its members and count
ing and rectifying the electoral vote for
President and Vice-President." The clos
ing paragraph of the proclamation de
clares May 20, 1902, Cuban Independence
day, a special holiday.
Secretary Root's Inspection.
HAVANA, April 24. Secretary Root has
inspected the schools, hospitals, Institu
tions and general improvements made in
all departments under American interven
tion. He will probably sail for the United
States tomorrow.
THE SUGAR INVESTIGATION
Conrse to Be Pursued by Republican
Members of Senate Committee.
WASHINGTON, April 24. The Republi
can members of the committee on relations
with Cuba today considered the course to
be pursued on the resolution introduced
by Senator Teller, directing the Cuban
committee to investigate the report that
the present crop of Cuban sugar is held
by the sugar trust. No definite determi
ration was reached, but from the ex
change of opinions It was made evident
that a majority of the Republican mem
bers are disposed to accept the first part
of the resolution, while none of them will
stand with the opposition members in
supporting the second part of it. The
portion favorably considered is that direct
ing an Inquiry Into the present sugar hold
ings. The other portion directs an Inves
tigation of the entire question of reci
procity with Cuba, and it is to this portion
of the resolution that especial objection
is made. Senator Piatt, of Connecticut,
chairman of the committee, announced
that a meeting of the committee would be
called for tomorrow to consider the Teller
proposition.
Gold Strike in Montana.
SAND CREEK, Mont., April 24. Great
excitement prevails at this place over a
strike made today in the hills adjoining
the town, and scores of prospectors are
traversing the adjacent country, staking
out claims. The lowest assay of samples
by local assayers yielded returns of $51,
and the highest $2S,000. The gold In the
ore is said to be so pure as to be almost
cut with a knife. In a pan the precious
metal is easily discernible to the naked
eye. Samples have been sent to Chemist
Bapty, of Butte, for determination and
expert opinion.
Too Early to Take It Up.
LONDON, April 24.TA. J. Balfour, the
government leader, answering a question
in the House of Commons today regarding
the growth of trusts in England and
whether the government would appoint a
committee to inquire into the subject, said
the government did not think that the sub
ject at present was ripe for the kind of
Inquiry.iuggested. .,,.
ent. The recent attitude of British rep
resentatives evidently alarmed the Coast
merchants. In hfs reply to Senator Mitch
ell, Secretary of State Hay says:
Whatever may be the views of the British
commissioners for the revision of the treaty
of commerce with China, whether the British
Government concedes to j:hlna the right to Im
pos a 15 per cent duly on all imports or Wot,
they cannot affect American trade. As Ions as
we do not agree to such an tncrea, the ex
isting tariff provided for in treaties now In
force Is the only one applicable.
As regards flour Imported into China, It was
specifically provided for in the protocol of
September 7, 1001. where It Is placed on the
free list. Lumber, not being on that list. Is
subject to a 5 per cent effective duty, and
will remain so as long as the United States
has not entered Into an agreement by which
this tariff la altered. Flour was placed on the
free list at the special request of the United
States.
The Instructions given to the commissioners
for the revision of our treaty of commerce are
such that the interests of American trade in
China will not in any way bo sacrificed, and
the duty will certainly not be put on flour
after Its inclusion la the free list has but re
cently been secured.
CROZIER'S CHANCES IMPROVE.
Strong: Determination In Senate to
Confirm His Nomination.
WASHINGTON, April 24. There Is a
strong determination in the Senate to
stand by the President and the Secretary
of War In the matter of making selections
in the Army for chiefs of staff bureaus,
and It now seems probable that General
Crozler will be confirmed as Chief of the
Bureau of Ordnance. It Is pointed out
that If men who become high officers in
any of the staff bureaus can be rewarded,
as a number of other Colonels have been,
for meritorious service, by being appointed
Brigadier-Generals of the line, and Imme
diately retired with that rank, it is also
shown that Crozler's appointment is not
an injustice to some 30 officers who rank
him In the ordnance bureau, as only one
of these SO could be appointed if the old
method was followed.
The main ground for the report against
Crozler was because he Invented things of
benefit to the ordnance department. Men
begin to see that this is ridiculous, as it
Is men "capable of Inventing and perfect
ing war materials that are needed In such
places. The friends of Crozler have no
doubt of his confirmation.
lty legislation for Cuba. There is some
pressure being brought to bear upon them
from a number of sources, but 'they be
lieve that the beet-sugar Interests of their
states are more Important than the benefits
to Cuba which will be obtained by any
proposed legislation. The Republicans fa
voring reciprocity know they must secure
a majority which will prevent the adop
tion of the Morris amendment In the Sen
ate, in order to make their bill effective.
This they cannot count on, In view of the
strength shown by the men representing
beet-sugar states.
TEST ON IRRIGATION BILL.
3Iondell's Move to Find Out Wha't
Committee Will Do.
WASHINGTON, April 24. Representa
tive Mondell today offered a resolution,
which has been referred to the committee
on rules, authorizing the Immediate con
sideration of the Senate Irrigation bill now
on the House calendar. The resolution
was offered solely to test the committee
and find out whether it will abide by the
promise of the Speaker that the bill may
be considered at the present session. .The
committee's action on this bill will finally
determine the course the House will take.
ANOTHER DELAY IN IDE CASE.
Charges Against the Nominee Are
Being Thoroughly Investigated.
WASHINGTON, April 24. Agreeable to
the request of Senator Foster, made some
time ago, that the nomination of Clar
ence W. Ide for Collector of Customs
for Washington should not be taken up
by the committee on commerce until he
was ready to have it thoroughly consid
ered, the committee passed It over today.
Senator Foster has no Idea that the com
mittee will act until there has been
ample opportunity for those who are op
posed to the confirmation of Ide to pre
sent their case. More than this, it Is
known that the President is willing that
no action shall be taken, and has even
gone so far as to request the commit
tee to allow the nomination to remain
unacted upon until the charges which
have been made agalnst-Ide can be fully
Investigated. If it is found that they
have a sufficient basis for the withdrawal
of the nomination, then Ide's name will
be recalled, and Senator Foster will be
requested to present some other candi
date. At present. Senator Foster is not
pressing any one for this position, but
he prefers to have the Ide matter set
tled before any other action is taken.
It Is well understood that the principal
backer of Ide Is John L. Wilson, but the
impression prevails that with hla brother
pressing for a better assignment in the
diplomatic service, that John L. Wilson's
influence ,1s not so strong as It was. At
all events,' he has found that he can
not ru&h Ide's confirmation through the
" GENTLE COSSACKS.
Ambassador Tower Says They Arc
Not as Bad as American Policemen.
LONDON. April 24. Charlemagne Tower,
United States Ambassador to Russia, has
arrived in London on his way to the
United States. He will sail for New York
on the American steamer St. Paul, May 3,
will go direct to Washington to see Presi
dent Roosevelt, and will return to St.
I Petersburg after a short stay In Phlladel
phla. Mr. Tower said to a representative
I of the Associated Press:
"I cannot discuss the reports of disturb
ances in Russia and the changes of the
Ministry. However, you can say this,
that the reports reaching England are
generally much exaggerated. This 'criti
cism does not apply to the dispatches of
the Associated Press from St. Petersburg,
which, I believe, have done much to ex
plain to America the true conditions In
Russia. One reads here of savage
charges of Cossacks upon unprotected
mobs, on whom they inflict knocklngs and
other hardships. How mistaken is that
impression I know from experience. A
short time ago I got in a crowd on whom
Cossacks charged. They came riding
down not very fast, with swords not
drawn, with only small riding whips in
their hands and shouting, 'Please pass
on.' I saw not a single trace of brutality.
No one was hurt. In our country I have
seen police who had not the same consid
eration for more excited crowds as those
Cossacks, who are always portrayed as so
fierce. No cavalry could have handled
a mob more gently."
Mr. Tower will be presented to King
Edward prior to his departure for America.
THE DEATH ROLL.
Henry Hill.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 24. Henry Hill, a
famous pioneer of the Northwest, died
at his home here today, aged 74. He built
many railroads, among them the Mid
land Pacific, now part of the Burlington.
Dr. Theodore Walter.
NEW YORK, April 24. Dr. Theodore
Walser. of New Brighton, Staten Island,
the widely known expert In contagious
diseases, Is dead. He was born In Swit
zerland, 77 years ago.
Edwin H. Etwing. '
NASHVILLE, April 24. Edwin H. Ew
lng, who was a colleague of Daniel Web
ster in the House of Representatives, died
today In Murfreesboro. Tenn., aged 92
years.
Soaking Rains In Kansas.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 24. Good,
soaking rains fell today at Emporia, Fort
Scott, Chanute and Independence, Kan.
Showers are reported to have fallen last
night at other Kansas points.
s
The Goicroment will begin proceed
ings at once against the beef trust. A
suit for an injunction Mill be, filed in
the Federal District Court at Chicago,
declaring that the combination was
formed In violation of the laws, and
asking that it be enjoined from carry
ing out its agreements, which are In
restraint of Interstate trade. Chicago
packers say they will welcome a full
ln cstlgatlon.
WASHINGTON. April 24. Attorney
General Knox today made the fallowing
statement regarding the so-called beef
trust:
"On April 4. this department directed
W. A. Day, Esq., of Washington. In his
capacity as special assistant to the Attorney-General,
to examine Into, as far
as practicable, the public charges to the
effect that a combination of large meat
dealers of the United States had been
effected contrary to the provisions of
the laws of the United States. This
preliminary examination resulted In in
structions to Mr. Day and Mr. Bethea,
United .States Attorney at Chicago, on
April 7, to prosecute simultaneously In
Chicago and the East a more particu
lar examination Into the allegations and
proofs alleged to exist In support thereof.
"From the reports I am satisfied that
sufficient evidence is on hand upon which
bills In equity for an Injunction can be
framed to restrain the combination men
tioned from further proceeding under
their agreements, which clearly appear
to be In restraint of interstate trade.
I have, therefore. In compliance with the
law, which provides 'It shall be the
duty of the several District Attorneys
of the United States In their respective
districts, under the direction of the Attorney-General,
to Institute proceedings
In equity to prevent and restrain vio
lations of this act, directed the District
Attorney, at Chicago to prepare a bill
for an injunction against the corpora
tions and persons who are parties to
the combination mentioned, to be filed
In the United States Court for the
Northern district of Illinois."
Packers Deny the Charges.
CHICAGO, April 24. United State3
District Attorney Bethea refused to
make any statement tonight about the
action that he will take under Attorney
General 'Knox's Instructions. "I have
absolutely nothing to say," he said when
the Washington announcement was read
to him.
A representative of the packing-houses
said that the packers welcomed a full
investigation of their relations with each
other and the conduct of their business.
In their behalf he entered a denial to
all charges that they are In combination
to control prices or In restraint of trade.
Boycott the Butchers.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., April 24. An
agreement has been entered Into among
the 2000 employes of the Chicago & Alton
shops, In this city, which provides that
none of their number will eat meat during
the next 30 days.
Snow Storm in New York.
SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.. April 24. A
snow and wind storm prevailed here to
day. The temperature was 40 degrees; yes
terday It was 70.
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
CongreMN.
Senator Rawlins concluded his spech on the
Philippine bill, Page 2.
The House sent the oleomargarine bill to con
ference. Page 2.
Senator Money had a fight with a street-car
conductor. Page 2
Foreign.
German aristocrats dislike the Emperor's en
tertaining untitled business men. Page 3.
Queen 'Wllhelmlna had a change for the worse.
Page 3.
The British Admiralty Is Investigating the At
lantic steamer subsidy question. Page 5.
Domestic.
The Department of Justice will begin proceed
ings against the beef trust. Page 1.
Indiana Republicans nominated a state ticket.
Page 2.
Paterson strikers were quiet jesterday. Page 3.
The Datos of Mindanao are submitting to the
Americans. Page 3.
Forest flres cause much destruction In Penn
sylvania. Page 12.
Pacific Coast.
Settlement of San Francisco street-railway
strike is hourly expected. Page 4.
State of "Washington is out of debt, for tho
first time. Page 4.
Order revoked for Seenth Infantry to proceed
from Vancouver, Wash., to Philippines.
Page 4.
Great enthusiasm. In Salem labor circles over
formation of new unions. Page 4.
Commercial.
New York stock market gains strength on
weakness in wheat. Page 1.5.
Rain reports cause grain to weaken at Chi
cago. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Directors call for proposals for site for 1005
Fair. Pagp 1.
State Federation of "Women's Clubs meets.
Page 10.
Mr. Furnish outlines his plan Of campaign.
Page 14.
First day of state golf tournament. Page 3.
Deputy Sheriffs arrest Nick Anderson. Page 11.
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