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VOL. XLIL NO. 12,996.
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Railways Declare Re-
duction oh Grain.
AMOUNT 10 PER CENT
All Points in Upper Colum
bia Basin Affected.
GREAT LOVE FEAST AT COLFAX
Mohler, Mellen nnd Hill Fairly Cap
tivate the Farmers Docs Conces
sion Mean Elimination of Rail
way Isaac From Politics f
As a result of a public meeting and a
subsequent conference with the fanners
at Colfax. Wash.. Railway Presidents
IU11, lid 1 en and Mohler announce that
grain rates from all points In the Upper
Columbia. Basin will bo reduced 10 per
cent. The new rate will bo effective
August 15, and affects both cast and
COLFAX, "Wash., Aug. 5. (Staff corre
spondence) President A.' L. Mohler, of
the O. R. & N. Co., played tho star
part at the Colfax conferenco of tho
farmers and Tallroad men held In this
city today. Prcsldont Hill mado a longer
speech, and even President Mellon was
under tho limelight for a longer time,
but Mohler's part was the one for which
the crowd was waiting, and when, In a
few terse, clean-cut sentences, he got
to tho point by an alr-llne route, and
announced a freight reduction of 10 per
cent straight, effective In all territory
east of Pasco, the big crowd In attend
ance went wild with enthusiasm. Prev
ious to the announcement, a committee of
farmers had presented their side of the
case, and asked for a flat rate of 30 cents
per bushel. They accompanied their re
quest with "elaborate figures showing tho
cost of producing wheat and the attend
ant small profits, but were not; at all In
sistent In their demands. The utmost
good feollng prevailed, and tho general
belief that tho railroad men were dis
posed to be perfectly fair with the farm
ers simplified matters very much. Chair
man McCroskys opening expression of
a hope that tho result of the meeting
would take the freight rate question out
of politics met with unanimous approval,
and the enthusiasm with which every
sentiment expressed by the railroad men
was received "boded no good for the pol
iticians who have been banking on hav-"
Ing the railroad, as a strong political
Issue during the coming campaign.
Secondary to Mr. Mohler, In arousing
enthusiasm, was Mr. Mellon, who follow
ed with an announcement of a cut of
3 cents per bushel In tho rate on
wheat to Eastern points. Both Presi
dents Hill and Mellen made tho possi
bility of wheat trade with the East a
star feature of their talks, and directly
and indirectly Intimated that the ex
porters at tide-water were exacting too
large a profit from the farmers.
Standing Roam at a Premium.
Tho meeting was attended by farmers
from all parts of the Palouse and from
Idaho, and not one-half the farmers who
came In to attend the meeting could find
even standing room In tho big room at
tho Courthouse where the meeting was
held. But one of the speakers at tho
conference committee questioned tho mo
tives which prompted the meeting, and
the statement of Mr. Mellen that the re
duction in the rates would cost the three
roads $800,000 in reduction of revenues
for the coming season alone seemed to
be an effectual assurance that there was
nothing sinister In the motives.
The railroad presidents special train,
after resting all night at Rockford, pull
ed Into Colfax at 10 o'clock and tho vis
itors were met at tho depot by a com
mittee consisting of E. T. Coman, of
Colfax; John Lathrum, of Oakesdalc; J.
L. Flowers, of Colton; A. J. Bancroft, ot
Tekoa, and M. Byrne, of Garfield. The
party went at onco to the Courthouse,
where the railroad men held an Informal
reception until the arrival of tho regular
train from tho north, which brought a
large delegation of farmers. The meet
ing was called to order by Chairman R.
C. McCrosky. who. spoke as follows:
"Tho freight rate question has been
one of lively Interest In this country for
many j'oars, tho peoplo appealing to tho
Legislature for settlement of this vexed
question from time to time, with results
unsatisfactory to the railroads and the
people. It has been happily conceived
that tho best way to settle this matter
satisfactorily would bo for the farmers
and the railroads, the parties interested,
to get together and have a frank and
friendly conference, and see If better re
sults could net be thus reached. "With
this spirit, a meeting of the farmers of
this country vras called and at such meet
ing It was determined to Invite the pres
idents of tho railroads running through
our states to meet us In friendly confer
ence, and deliberate on such matters of
common Interest. Such invitations were
duly extended and accepted, and In a
most desirable spirit. I therefore con
gratulate both sides to this overshad
owing question for tho very ftfvorable
auspices under which we have met, and
will venture to express the hope that
the result of this meeting will take the
freight rato question out of politics."
President Hill Takes the Floor.
Mr. McCrosky then introduced James
J. Hill, president of tho Great Northern.
Mr. Hill, after the usual preliminary
greeting, stated that he was glad to see
a disposition on the part of the farmers
to recognize that their Interests and the
railroads were mutual. "Nothing : can
Injure you," said he, "without Injuring
the railroad." He said his entire life
had been devoted to building up new
countries where the Interests that ho
represented had always led and never
followed in th'3 work. He had, .at all
times, considered tho Interests of the
man on the soil whom he regarded as the
sheet-anchor of the Nation, and whose
Interests could not be overlooked with
out overlooking all others. He then
took up his diversified farming specialty,
and made an Interesting talk on much
tho same lines as that at Davenport yes
terday. In reviewing the advent of the Great
Northern in "Washington, he said that
the main purpose of building tho road
was for getting from point to point, and
not with the expectation of getting much
between points, and the business that
had since developed had reached larger
proportions than the company had ex
pected It would. This was leading up
to the allusion to the proposed reduc
tion, and the crowd waited with breath
less Interest as he continued that If con
ditions had changed so that a reduction
was warranted, It was to the Interest of
the railroad to grant it, "but," continued
Mr. Hill, "we don't want people to think
we arc fresh fruit ready to be picked.
The railroads must live, and you must
support them. If one of our trains kills
a f30 cow and your Jury assesses It at
575, the money comes out of your pocket,
Exporters Profits Exorbitant.
Mr. Hill made a short talk on the
methods of handling wheat In this
country, as compared with the East, and
urged tho farmers to cultivate trade
with that section. He made the asser
tion that the poflts alone of the export
ers were 70 per cent as much as the rail
road received for handling tho wheat,
and said tho farmers should ask the ex
porters to give them a larger share of
the profits. In comparing the prosperity
of the farmers with his own prosperity,
ho stated that he would have had more
money today had he been paid 2 per
cent on what he had expended in build
ing roads for the people.
Mr. Mollen followed Mr. Hill in a
speech on tho same lines as the one he
delivered at Davenport yesterday. He
said that the route of the Northern
Pacific In this country was a difficult one,
as the Northern Pacific reaches the
country by tho longest and most difficult
way that could be devised, and one which
was very expensive to operate. "We
mako no charge on account of these
conditions, however," said Mr. Mellen.
"They are ours, and we suffer them and
charge no mora for the service than is
charged by roads moro favorably situ
ated. We want to keep .you all. ron
tented, and win .share our prosperity
with you by making the proposed reduc
tion In rates as large as possible."
Mohler Speaks for O. R. X.
President Mohler, of tho O. R. & N.,
was la his own territory at this meeting,
and if tho applause was a criterion the
crowd was glad ho was there. He said
"It gives me more pleasure to meet
you than to collect the freight on a car
of wheat, which Is about the only pleasure
I have had In the last few years. My
connection with the O. R. & N. dates
from 1S97. at which time it was a poor
railroad with a poor track, worn-out
bridges, worn-out bonds and worn-out
stock. At tho reorganization, tho stock
holders wero assessed $6 per share for
owning It. We have since expended
J3.500.000 renewing bridges, J2.5O0.O00 on
the Snako River line, and will spend,
with other roads, $2,000,000 more In the
construction of a line from Lewiston. The
Navigation Company, while It may seem
strange to you, has been reducing its
rates steadily In spite of this heavy ex
penditure. If It had received the same
rates which were effective in 1S06 up to
tho present time, Its earnings would have
been over $1,000,000 more for the stock
holders. Who received that money? Not
the bondholders or the stockholders, but
tho people of thl3 country. One year
ago we voluntarily reduced our passenger
rates from 4 to 3 cents per mile,
at a very heavy sacrifice to our earnings.
"We are glad that ybu came to us
with your grievance. Years ago, when
you were courting a girl you courted her
direct, for If you sent the other fellow
you generally lost the girl. That Is
where you were wise by courting us di
rect, for you havo certainly got us. It
has been intimated that we are going to
do something for you, and we are. The
time Is opportune, for If you had come
to us later we might not havo had suct
bright prospects, and would havo felt
less disposed to grant it. Wo must form
a partnership with you, and while there
may bo a controversy over the division
of profits, partners must not quarrel."
Farmer Side of the Case.
At the conclusion of Mr. Mohler's re
marks the meeting adjourned to meet
again at 2 o'clock. At that hour the con
ference committee, consisting of C. Mc
Crosky, and William Westacott, of Gar
field; T. P. Connell, of Tekoa; L. F.
Smith, of Endlcott. and S. J. Chadwick
and Alfred Coolldge, of Colfax, met tho
railroad men and presented their request
for a 10-ccnt rate. The attendance was
fully as largo as at tho morning session,
many who were unable to gain admission
at that time coming In the afternoon
Chairman McCrosky was the first speak
er, and in alluding to the lesser rate said
that whatever reduction was made would
bo voluntary on the part of the railroad,
and not the result of political or other
influences. He submitted an intemlzcd
statement showing the cost of wheat
growing to be 57 91 per acre, while tho
average price in this vicinity for the past
four years was but $S S2 per acre. He
reviewed the past attempts to secure
legislative aid, and closed with a request
that the reduction be the same as named
In the last maximum rate-bill prepared
for the Legislature 10 cents per bushel.
Alfred Coolldge followed with a gener
al statement that there had been no
money In wheat since 1S97, and said he
reduction would cause more land to be
broken and the revenues of the road
would bo Increased accordingly.
Ex-Senator Smith, of Endlcott, passed
Concluded on Pace 10.)
SAVED FROM THE SEA
Five Portland People Narrow
ly Escape Drowning.
IN BATHING AT GEARKARTPARK
Undertow Sweeps Party of "Women
Into Crnh-Pool, From Which They
Are Rcucned by Frank Rotas
child and Gns Kinney.
Details of a remarkablo escape from
drowning' at Gearhart Park and a bold
and quick rescue reached Portland last
night. Mrs. G. B. Cellars, Miss Gertrude
RESIGNS HIS POST AS AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY,
Pollvka. Miss Martna'Polivka, Miss Ma
bel Ayers and Miss Rothschild, of Port
land, wero In bathing on Monday. Tho
constant drag of the undertow swept them
Into a long crab-pool, which extended to
the mouth of the Necanlcum. Hero tho
water was up to their necks, and In spite
of every effort, each retreating wave left
them with a moro precarious foothold on
the shifting sand at the edge of the pool.
Just as exhaustion was taking away their
last strength Frank Rothschild, of the
Famous Clothing Company, plunged
in and grasped the nearest one. Hav
ing 'retained hold of hands, tho weak
ened bathers wero dragged In tandem
wlse, and by the aid of Gus Kinney
safely landed on the beach.
Here It was found that Mrs. Cel
lars was so prostrated that saving her
llfo was a -question simply of moments.
By great good fortune Miss Winifred
Eborall, of the Good Samaritan Hospital,
was at hand. In tho presence of a help
less crowd she bent all her energies to
saving Mrs. Cellars. For 12 minutes no
pulso was perceptible. Brandy and re
storatives had to bo got from a distance,
and when they came Miss Eborall man
aged to resuscitate Mrs. Cellars after 20
minutes' hard work. One of the young
women was also In a precarious condlton,
and on her Miss Eborall exercised her
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Baals of Japan's claim to ownership of Marcus
Island. Pace 2.
Cuban Senate passes bill authorizing borrowing
$35,00.0C0. Page 3.
King Edward continues to show Improvement.
President Castro, of Venezuela, receives arms
and ammunition. Page 2.
Ambassador "White resigns his office at Berlin.
Isaac Flnklesteln. who was active In suppress-,
Ing gambling In Des Moines, assassinated.
Bishop McFaul. at Catholic meeting In Chica
go criticises course of United States in Phil
ippines. Page 3.
Troops assisted constables In malting arrests
at Shenandoah. Page 2.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt leave Oyster Bay
for Gardiner's Bay. Page 2.
Washington railway conference results In rates
being reduced 10 per cent. Pago 1.
Convict Tracy Is surrounded in a swamp near
Creston, Wash. Page 1.
Oregon woman elected to first office In Pacific
Coast Women of Woodcraft. Page 4.
Washington State Capitol row Is settled, and
work will proceed. Page 4.
New large gold dredger on John Day River,
Oregon, starts up. Page 5.
Commercial and Mrlne.
Finn fighting men controlling July corner on
oats Is suspended from Board of Trade.
Interest In stocks has fallen oS to almost noth
ing. Page 11.
Eastern grain markets are dull and weak.
Winning of classic Alabama stake by Par Ex
cellence, at Saratoga, was a great upset.
Portland, 10; Tacoma, 0. Page B.
Portland nnd "Vicinity.
Five Portland people rescued from drowning
at Gearhart Park. Page 1.
Senator Mitchell discusses state and National
affairs on his return. Page 12.
President Gompers and party make visit to
Vancouver. Page 12.
Civic Improvement Association makes war on
billboards. Page 8.
Fire does small damage to old Alblna ice
works. Pace 8.
Charge ot manslaughter placed against the
Baldwins for death of Frank Carlson.
skill with the result that none of the
bathers are much the worse for their try
ing experience. Gearhart Beach will not
be long without proper life-lines. W. J.
Honeyman, whose family aro now there,
will ship a full outfit today, in order that
hereafter the lives of bathers may not de
pend on the chance presence of one with
skill enough to revive them when rescued
by a man with nerve to pull them out.
"WHITE HAS RESIGNED.
Ambassador to Germany Will Retire
BERLIN, Aug. 5. Ambassador White
mailed his resignation to the United
States several days ago. It is to take ef
fect early In November.
Mr. White's resignation may now bo In
the hands of President Roosevelt. Tho
date set by tho Ambassador for his resig
nation to take effect was November 7.
Ho Is now at Homburg, where he Is tak
ing the waters, and where he probably
will remain till tho end of the month.
Therois much gossip at Berlin concern
ing Mr. White's probable successor, and
one circumstantial story is that the Presl-
dent Intends to transfer Ambassador Tow
er from St. Petersburg to Berlin, Minister
Starrer from Spain to be Ambassador to
Russia, and to appoint Henry White, now
I Secretary of Embassy at London, as Min
ister to Spain. Mr. Tower, who has been
! dlfGatlsfled with St. Petersburg, expressed
months ago a wish to be tarnsferred to
some other equally desirable point, prefer
ably Berlin. Mr. White was appointed
Ambassador to Germany April 1, 1S07.
Sketch of Retiring: Ambassador.
Andrew Dickson White was born at
Homer, N. Y., November 7, 1S32. He grad
uated from Yale In 1S53, and studied at tho
College of Franco and University of Ber
lin. For a time ho was attached to the
St. Petersburg legation. From 1S57 to
1SC4 he. was professor of history in Michi
gan University. He was president of
Cornell University from 1S67 to 1SS5. In
1S71 he was special commissioner of tho
United States to Santo Domingo, and in
187S he was commissioner to the Paris
Exposition. Ho was Minister to Germany,
1S79-S1, Minister to Russia, 1S92-4, member
of the Venezuela Commission In 1S96-7,
and a member of The Hague Peace Com
mission In 1S99. His appointment as Am
bassador to Germany was made In 1KJ7.
He Is a regont of the Smithsonian Insti
tution, and an officer of the Legion of
Honor of the French Republic He Is the
author of eeveral books on history and
No Xcwk In Washington.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. No informa
tion has been received at the State De
partment. Indicating that AmKnasmlnr
White has resigned, but the announcement
was not unexpected, as a report was cur
rent some time ago that he would retire
from public life upon reaching his 70th
Birthday. Several gentlemen in the diplo
matic service have been mentioned in con
nection with the Berlin Embassy, should
Ambassador White retire, the most promi
nent being .Dr. David Jayne Hill, now
First Assistant Secretary of State, and
Bellamy Starrer, at preaent'Mlnlater to
Resignation Was Expected.
ITHACA. N. Y., Aug. . The resignation
of Ambassador White has been expected
by ids friends In this city for many
months, particularly since the death of his
son. Frederick D. White, of Syracuse, in
Dr. White will be 70 years old in No
vember, and the reason assigned here for
his withdrawal from the honorable post
which he occupied at Berlin Is that he Is
ready to devote himself to writing. He
haa completed a work on his experiences
and reminiscences as a diplomat at Berlin
nnd St. Petersburg, and 19 constantly en
gaged In literary work. He has main
tained his home on the campus ever since
he left Cornell University, nnd It Is- con
sidered probable that he will return here
to live. Dr. White's daughter, Mrs. Clara
Newberry, left last night for New York,
whence she will sail for Germany. Dr.
White will meet her at Hamburg.
WANTS GERMANY SUED.
Mnn "Who Says lie Was Unjnstly
Dctalned in Asylam.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. Ferdinand
Holzendorff today petitioned the District
Supreme Court for a mandamus against
Secretary of State Hay to compel the lat
ter to Institute proceedings against the
Empire of Germany or tho Kingdom of
Prussia or both to recover ?5CO.00O dam
ages for himself for alleged unjust deten
tion in a German insane asylum. Justice
Hagner refused to issue the writ, holding
that the matter was political and a legal
right to the writ had not been shown.
Holzendorff is a native of Germany and
a naturalized citizen of this country. He
alleges that while bearing a passport from
the United States Government on May 11,
1S9S, he was falsely Imprisoned in an in
sane asylum at Dalldorff, near Berlin, and
retained there until July S. 1S99. when he
was declared to be of sound mind by the
hlzhe$t court In Germany.
FIRED ON TRACY
Officers Battle With the
SURROUNDED IN A SWAMP
Fugitive Located on a Farm
Near Creston, Wash,
MANY MANHUNTERS START OUT
Rattle Is Imminent at Any Moment-
Desperado Leaves Xote at Water
ice Place Telllnn; Cadihec to
Quit Hunting Him.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. S. Harry
Tracy, escaped convict and murderer, 13
surrounded in a swamp near the Eddy
farm, 11 miles southeast of Creston, Wash.
For four hours before tho special messen
ger left for reinforcements, a long-rango
rifle duel between Tracy and the posse of
eight men headed by Sheriff Gardner had
been in progress.
This news was brought to Creston by
Jack McGlnnis, a liveryman of Harring
ton, who Is a member of Sheriff Gard
ner's posse. He was met near Creston at
11 o'clock last night by a newspaper cor
respondent, who, with another man, had
left at 1 A. M. for the Eddy ranch. Mc
Glnnis proceeded at once to Davenport
for reinforcements. Tracy lingered near
the Eddy ranch house, which he had occu
pied for two days and nights. A young
man who saw him there gave the news to
Gardner, and the Sheriff at once raced
with his posse to the scene.
A telephono message from Davenport at
12:40 A. M. states that McGlnnis reached
there shortly before midnight. Twenty
five armed men havo already left In wag
ons for tho scene of the battle. Sheriff
Doust, of Spokane County, Is also en routo
to the fugitive's hiding-place. In his party
are eight or 10 armed-men. Another wag
onload of manhunters left at 2 o'clock,
this morning, and more will go as scon
as daylight breaks. "
Sheriff Cudihee. of King County, is
guarding the Sprague road, while Sheriff
De Bolt is on the road leading to Edwall.
A WARXIXG TO CUDIHEE.
Tracy Say He Will Shoot Sheriff It
He Does Not Let Him Alone.
SPOKANE, Aug. 5. "To Whom It May
"Tell Mr. Cudlhec to take a tumble and
let me alone, or I will fix him plenty. I
will be on my way to Wyoming. If
your horses was any good would swap
with you. Thanks for a cool drink.
Such was tho note found this morning
by C V. Drazon. a prominent farmer liv
ing 'about a mile north of Odessa. Tho
note was pinned to the well where ho
waters his horses. His farm Is not far
from that of Mrs. Craben. who saw a
mysterious man with two horses passing
by her house Sunday night. The scene
of the great chase Is slowly shifting to
ward the East. Apparently the outlaw
Is In no hurry, having taken five days to
cover a distance which a well-mounted
man might have traveled In 24 hours.
The officers apparently are working on
tho theory that he Is trying to reach the
Rock Lake country. In Northern Whit
man County. Three Deputy Sheriffs from
Spraguo started in to the Colville Lake
country this morning to Investigate a
rumor that two horses much like Tracy's
had been seen by train hands. Sheriff
Doust, of Spokane, and a posse were
working In that region last night, while.
Sheriff Gardner was supposed to be work
ing South and West of Harrington.
TRACY TAKES A RANCH.
Spends a Day Xear Fellows, Wasb,
and Makes Himself at Home.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 5. Tho Sher
iff's office at Davenport received a mess
age from Creston this afternoon, stating
that Tracy spent all day Monday at the
homo of L. B. Eddy, a rancher on Lake
Creek, about three and one-half miles
south of Fellows. The outlaw made his
appearance Sunday evening and took pos
session of the place. He Is reported to
have been seen there last night about
7:30. A. youth, named G. E. Goldfinch tel
ephoned In the story- He declares he
came In contact with Tracy Sunday even
ing. The outlaw Introduced himself and
took the boy with him to Eddy's ranch,
on Lake Creek.
Tracy made himself at home. He com
pelled them to feed his horses and also
to sharpen his knife and his razor. Young
Goldtlnch declares he even let them ex
amine and handle the famous 30-30 rifle
one at a time, but kept such close watch
that no one had a chance to use It. Mon
day evening. Goldfinch says. Tracy told
him to go home, but to say nothing until
Wednesday. The boy departed but hur
ried to the telephone office at Creston and
notified the Sheriff's office at Davenport.
Mnst File Claim to Merrill Reward.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 5. (Special.) Gov
ernor QefT has advised Mrs. Waggoner
that. In order to proceed regularly In de
manding payment of the reward offered
for the capture and. return of David Mer
rill, the convict, she must file a formal
claim with the Secretary of State, who,
as auditor, will pass upon the legality of
her claim. No such claim has been filed,
but Mrs. Waggoner has asked Superin
tended Lee to pay the reward, thinking
that he has authority to do so. Secre
tary of State Dunbar declines to say what
view he takes of the matter, and will not
pass upon Mrs. Waggoner's right to tho
5100 until the claim comes before him la
Hill to Spcnk In Montana.
ORFAT FALLS. Mont.. Auir. S Thn
Business Men'a Association has received a
message from J. J. Hill, president of the
Great Northern Railway Company, in
which he agrees to address the people of
Great Falls and the farmers of the adja
cent country upon the subject of agri
culture, upon Thursday next.