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VOL. XLIIL NO. 13,538.
PORTLAM), OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ASSAIL IIS RULE
Charges Filed Against
Superintendent Alleged to Be
Holding Their Money.
BANK WANTS SETTLEMENT
Potter Reported to Have Put It Off
Two Years-He Is Also Said to
Have Drawn Funds for More
Students Than at School.
OREGONIAN KEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 29. Superintendent Potter,
of the Chemawa Indian School, is in ex
tremely hot -water. Charges of a serious
nature have been made against him by
pupils at the Chemawa School, by indi
viduals acquainted with the workings of
the school, and by ranking officials with
whom Potter, in his official capacity, is
called upon to transact business. So
Berious are the charges that Secretary
Hitchcock has detailed Supervisor Hol
land and Inspector Nclser to Investigate
them. The outcome of the case depends
entiroly upon the report of these officials.
If the charges are sustained, Potter will
have to go.
Accused of Misusing Money.
Potter is accused of having misused
money allowed him for the school; to have
misappropriated, or withheld, moneys
earned by pupils who worked under the
outing system, and otherwise to have con
ducted tho institution in violation of spe
cific Instructions from the Interior De
partment. The law now in force limits the ca
pacity of the Chemawa ' School to 550.
Under the law Superintendent Potter can
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the Chemawa School, or has been ex
pended otherwise, is to be determined.
The Interior Department says Potter, if
he drew money for more pupils than wore
actually being educated at this school,
ho acted wrongly.
Banking Officials Complain.
Banking officials in Salem with whom
Potter Is keeping his official accounts,
have complained to the department that
they have not been able in the last two
3 ears to have an accounting and final
settlement with him, notwithstanding fre
quent requests from them for such an
accounting. The department criticises
this action as contrary to instructions
and anything but proper administration.
From Indian children comes tho charge
that Superintendent Potter has at times
withheld moneys they earned while work
ing in private families under the outing
system. Under this system, pupils who
go out in service are allowed to have all
they money they earn, but it is cus
tomary for these moneys to be paid over
to the superintendent of the school, who
is supposed to pay it in a lump sum to
the pupils at the expiration of the school
5 ear. The charge is made that Potter
has not always refunded all the moneys
that were turned over to him.
The charges against Potter come as a
groat surprise to officials. Potter has al
ways borne an excellent reputation, and
lias been regarded as one of the most
efficient superintendents in tho service.
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There is even now great doubt as to
whether the charges are well founded, and
nothing will be done by the Secretary
until the report of Holland and Nesler is
received. Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock has directed that a thorough exami
nation bo made. '
(An effort was made to communicate
with Superintendent Potter last night, but
it failed. He could be reached neither by
telephone or telegraph.)
OFFERS HIM ANOTHER PLACE.
Hitchcock Ready to Care for Oregon
Man Inadvertently Overlooked.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 29. Secretary Hitchcock has
notified the Oregon delegation that he
does not see his way clear to recall the
appointment of S. S. Terrill as supervisor
of tne Baker City forest reserve, but in
view of the fact that the delegation's
indorsement of Walter Moore for this of
fice was inadvertently overlooked, he will
be willing to appoint Moore a forest
ranger at ?C0 per month later In the Sum
mer. The delegation will communicate
this fact to Moore and learn his pleasure
In the matter before taking further action.
The Secretary of the Interior today au
thorized the grazing of 6S48 cattle and
horses in the Southern division of the
Cascade forest reserve.
Senators Recommend Man.
OREGONIAN KEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 29. After the President yes
terday advised the Washington Senators
that ha would not appoint a new Indian
agent at Colvillo to succeed A. Anderson,
removed, Senators Foster and Ankeny
united In recommending that Senator
George J. Hurley, of Republic, be ap
pointed to this" office. It is not expected
that any action will be taken on the rec
ommendation, for if a bonded superintend
ent is placed in charge at Colvillo ho will
bo a civil service man.
Rural Carriers for Sherwood.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 29. John J. Seaton was to
day appointed regular, and Orlne J. lie
Connell. bubstltute rural carrier at Sher
NOT GAINING, SAYS BRYAN.
Nebraskan Talks of the Reorganizes
and New York Platform.
DUL.TJTH, Minn., April 29. In an Inter
view today on reorganization, W. J.
"I do not think they are gaining any
strength. Papers attesting to the growth
of reorganization aro edited by reorgan
izers and Republicans.
"I have been quoted on the New York
platform. I will say that wherever its
principles nearly approach clearness they
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mit Its Report.
PANAMA, April 29. It seems probable
that tho gold standard will be adopted by
Panama. The committee to which the
question was referred has reported favor
ably, after considering, among other ques
tions that the United States use Ameri
can currency in tho canal zone. As re
gards the amount, it Is recommended that
enough money be coined to prevent the
United States from having a pretext to
coin a special currency for the zone. The
Idea is to coin sllv er money, using Ameri
can gold as the standard, and prohibiting
the introduction of foreign sliver money.
KRTTGER IS VERY WEAK.
Ex-President of Transvaal Has Symp
toms of Cerebral Affection.
MENTONE, France. April 29. While It
is difficult to ascertain the exact state of
Mr. Kruger's health, it is said on good
authority that symptoms of a cerebral
affection are apparent and that a consul
tation of physicians has been held. Mr.
Kruger Is now extremely weak and con
stant care is necessary.
Kaiser Will Buy Palace in Venice.
NEW YORK, April 29. Emperor Wil
liam has commissioned an agent to pur
chase for him a large old historic palace
in Venice, sajs a Herald dispatch from
that city. The building is filled with art
treasures. It is stated that the Emperor
intends to pass some weeks in "Venice
Without a Rival
St. Louis Exposition 'Be
gins at Noon.
FORCE WORKS ALL NIGHT
Representatives of Nation and
Noted Men on Hand.
EXERCISES WILL BE SIMPLE
After Parades Reach the Grounds
the Signal Will Be Given Roose
velt and He Will Then Press
the Golden Key.
insTORY of exposition.
Conceived In 1S9S.
Formally launched, 1S09.
Commemorates tho Louisiana, Pur
chase. Total cost $50,000,000
'Citizens of St, Loals 5.000.000
City of St. Louis.-. . 5.000.000
United States 11.C63.0O0
Foreign countries .. 21,337,000
Total .... .. $50,000,000
$4,000,000 of thl3 sum Is a loan.
ST. LOUIS, April 29. St Louis is pre
pared for tho greatest day in her his
tory. Tomorrow at noon, her great ex
position will be thrown open to the world.
All o'f today, and all of tonight, the peo
ple worked with desperate energy to ac
complish the thousand and one things
that always remain to be done at the
last minute. At the Exposition grounds
man tpqJtp!a11 day nuttlnsr the final
an tha t.x iu
serious than resplendent. There will bo
comparatively little of the glittering pag
eant that marked the dedication exercises
a year ago, but tho ceremonies preceding
the formal opening will bo nono the less
At 9 o'clock in the morning, all the
high dignitaries of the exposition will
meet at the Administration building and,
headed by a band, will march to the plaza
of St Louis, in the center of tho Ex
position grounds. Representatives of for
eign governments will meet at the Hall
of Congress at the same hour, and will
time their parade to the plaza so as to
arrive at the same moment tho Exposi
tion officials march In from the opposite
direction. At the same time, the repro-
CONTENTS OFJTODAY'S PAPER.
Serious charges are filed against Superintend
ent Potter, of Chemawa Indian School.
Monitor Wyoming and tOTpedo-boat destroers
Preble and Paul Jones will call at Portland
on their way north. Pace S.
Canal commission about decides to have the
waterway dug by contract. Page 5.
Ambassador Casslnl says If Russia had ex
pected war she would neer hae evacuated
China. Pace 2.
London press thinks Russia, acted hastily In
declaring she would allow no Intervention,
Bt. Petersburg gives the surlors of the Va-
rlog and Korletz an enthusiastic welcome.
Japanese eguaeron 13 sighted nearVladUostok.
St. Louis Fair opens at noon today. Page 1.
Santa Fe machinists at Topeka vote not to
strike, and condemn action of California
men. Page 3.
"Dixie Kid" -wins welterweight championship
from Joe Walcott on a foul In twentieth
round. Page 12.
Riverside Driving Association to hold harness
Taces July 2. Page 8.
Harriman said to be back of new port to be
established on Puget Sound. Page 1.
Piles and the railroad Interests declare war on
the Clancys at Seattle. Page 4.
Trust fund left by the late A. R. Burbank, of
La Fayette, for care of orphans. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
New salmon jr!ces announced. Page 13.
Coffee market on ee of change. Page 13.
Bullish tone In Chicago groin pits. Page 13.
Heavy engagements of gold for export. Page
Trafle reviews report exceptional conservatism
in business. Page 13.
Captain Loll suspended for Vosburg-Elmore
collision. Pago 0.
Imemess sails with Government freight for
Manila. Page 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
City Council hears Arguments In faor'of mu
nicipal collection and disposal of garbage;
majority opposes proposed franchise. Page
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Portland man tells more about South American
cave-dwellers. Page 8.
New terms -for Peninsular franchise not ac
ceptable to Portland Railway Company,
Question whether It Is necessary to prove a
Chinaman's nationality In deportation pro
ceedings to be tested In court. Page 0.
John Ditchburn makes attack on State Bar
Association itVcburt. Page 9.
.Noijh Paclflc .Dental, College bestows degrees
on class of l&fc; Page 9.
K9BBt ft'ttbjMlBBtTT'K 4iflHsK 2u9
sentatlves of state and territorial gov
ernments will enter the plaza from Third
Avenue, having previously formed, at the
United States building.
After the gathering has been formally
called to order by President Francis, Rev.
Frank W. Gunstalus, of Chicago, will de
liver tho invocation. At the conclusion
of tho prayer. Director of Work3 Isaac
S. Taylor ' will deliver tho keys of the
building to President Francis, who will
in turn transfer the buildings to F. J. V.
Skiff, tho director of the exhibits.
Tho chorus of "Hymn of the West," tho
words by Edmund Clarence Steadman,
and music by John Knowles Paine, will
then ba sung and addresses made by 'tho
following gentlemen: Mayor Welles, of
St. Louis; Thomas H. Carter, President
of the National Commission; Senator
Burnham, of New Hampshire, in behalf
of the United States Senate; Congressman
Tawney, of Minnesota, for the National
House of Representatives; General All
bino R. Nuncio, of Mexico, In be
half of tho Foreign Commissioners; E.
H. Harriman, of New York, for tho ex
hibitors. Roosevelt Will Touch Key.
Tho last speech of tho day will bo by
Secretary of War Taft, and at its con
clusion the signal will bo given to Presi
dent Roosevelt in the White House, the
golden key is pressed, the cascades will
send down their floods, tho thousands of
bannera will be unfurled, and tho great
Louisiana Purchase Exposition will be
open to the world.
Among tho distinguished visitors to ar
rlo today wero Secretary Taft, who
represents the President, and General A.
R. Chaffee. They reached tho city at
S o'clock tonight, and wero met by Gen
eral Bates, President Francis and other
officials. Tho special Congressional train,
bearing 400 persons, including the com
mittee of the House of Representatives
appointed to attend the opening exercises,
also arrived tonight, as did Governors
from a number of ( states and several
notable foreign visitors. Governor Toole,
of Montana, is among the Western
Arrive to Represent Navy.
During the day tho United States gun
boat Nashville and the torpedo-boat de
stroyer Lawrence, which will represent
the navy at tho Fair, arrived in St. Louis
harbor. As the ships came into the har
bor, they were greeted by a chorus of
whistles and shouts of welcome from
crowds on excursion steamers. Salutes
wero fired in answer after which a dele
gation of World's Fair officials, includ
ing members of tho Exposition reception
committee, left their yachts and boarded
the Nashville. Commander John Hub
bard received the party and after coming
ashore went to tho City Hall, where ho
was formally received by Mayor Woll3
and City World's Fair Commissioners.
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Chief Joseph En Route to Fair.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 29.-Chief Jo
seph, tho Noz Perces leader, reached St
Paul today with a band of 13 blanket In
dians, who are going to the St Louis Fair
for a month. He came from Spokane
with several other Indians of various
tribes in tho Colvillo Reservation, In
"Washington, on which there, aro the rem
nants of half a dozen formerly powerful
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FOR I CITY
Surveyors Are at Work
; North of Olympia.
DOES HARRIMAN OWN SITE?
Report Credits Him With Es
tablishing a New Port,
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Harbor Is Well Sheltered and Is Deep
Enough for AH Tonnage-Close
to Almost Unlimited
Supplies of Coal.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 29. (Staff cor
respondence.) "Harriman & Rockefeller.
Real Estate Dealera Water Front Prop
erty a Specialty Extra Bargains on Fac
tory Sites, Etc." Tho foregoing may
not be a verbatim copy of the signs that
will call the attention of tho world to the
new city now being laid out at Doffle
moyer's Point, about seven miles north of
this city, but unless tho peoplo in this
vicinity have been misinformed they
would bo neither Inappropriate nor mis
leading. This new town is still very much in
the rough, but tho neighbors havo already
christened it, and they gave it a name
to conjure with Harriman. A large
force of surveyors are at workjaylng out
this city, and they aro planning it on a
most generous scale. Tho original site,
which is now being platted in 240-foot
blocks, with 100 foot streets, will com
prise about 400 acres, and, owing to the
curvaturo of the bsy where it is located,
there will bo an unusually liberal front
age on the water.
Tho surveyors who havo been quietly
working for several weeks have reached
the. eighth tier of blocks back from tho
water, and their plans" foreshadow a very
sightly and beautiful city. Following the
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edge or consent of that eminent railroad
magnate. I am not exactly suro that
he knows anything about the matter, but
If he does not the entire population of
DofQemcyer's Point has all the advantage
of him In this respect One maiden of
tender years went so far as to inform me
that "Mister Harriman's train will run
right through our backyard."
A 400-acre townslte, however, is only a
small part of tho undertaking that has
been attempted here, for adjoining this
tract whlcSi Is now being platted the
same parties who have It In charge have
secured options on more than 2000 acres
of, land, the total water frontage involved
being nearly five miles. DoQlemeyer's
Point and the territory adjoining the
point proper is tho northern end of a
peninsula formed by Budd's Inlet on the
west, Dana's Passago on the north and
Henderson Inlet, or South Bay, on the
The exact boundaries of tho lands now
under bond by the promoters of tho new
town aro difficult to determine, as not
all of tho bonds that have been taken
have been recorded; but practically every
thing between Budd's Inlet and South
Bay for more than, a mile south of the
point has been secured. Including the
portion now being v platted, the total
amount Involved is over 2400 acres, and
it has all been secured by tho Carroll
Loan & Investment Company, of Seattle.
This firm, which Is known on DofHe
meyer3 Point as "Judge Carroll of Seat
tle," has been quietly picking up these
options for more than a jear and is still
"sh" a few pieces which might bo used
to advantage If the town grows.
Water and Electric Light.
The options on some of these lands will
not expire until September, while on
other tracts the money must be paid with
in 60 days. There Is such a profound air
of secrecy about the entire matter, and it
ha3 been worked so quietly that accurato
Information Is very difficult to secure. It
Is reported, however, on very good au
thority that the money for the payments
In full has already been deposited In the
Seattle banks, and will be paid over to the
original owners of the townslte within
the next 60 days. Tho plans of the pro
moters, whoever they may be, call for the
construction of an electric line to Olym
pia, seven miles distant, and the transmis
sion of power from Tumwater Falls to the
new town. They also provide for a grav
ity water system by which water will be
brought from Summit Lake or Crooked
Lake, about IS miles away.
The location of the new town Is an admi
rable one, so far as deep water Is con
cerned. Tho shoalest spot anywhere
along the frontage has 24 feet at low
water, and from this it increases to a
depth of 150 feet, tho average running
from 50 to 60 feet, sufficient for all of tho
demands of commerce, and not too deep
for anchorage. The,place Is well sheltered
on all sides, so that shipping will ery
seldom bo endangered by storms. The fact
that a Seattle investment company has
been securing options on a large tract of
land need not necessarily imply that It
was for Mr. Harriman, but the story
that Is told here In Olympla Is to the ef
fect that as soon as all of the land that
Is needed has been secured. It will be
turned oer by the present bonders to a
new company which will shortly file ar
ticles of Incorporation. Among the incor-
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clflc builders, and very narrowly escaped
landing the big prize. This bonus in fact
was accepted by Special Agents Sprague
and Goodwin, and a relic of the luck that
failed at that time is still In the posses
sion of that Nestor of Washington jour
nalism, John Miller Murphy. It Is an Im
mense poster whereon the largest type In
the Murphy job offlco proclaimed to the
citizens of Olympla that the Northern
Pacific had accepted their terms and
(Concluded on Page Four.)
British Columbia Town
Is Wiped Off Map,
NEARLY $1,000,000 LOSS
Water Supply Gives Out and
Flames Rage Five Hours.
COULD NOT SAVE GOODS
Heavy Insuranee Is Generally Car
ried on Buildings and Stocks
Some Will Be Rebuilt at
Once in Modern Fashion.
VANCOUVER, B. C. April 29. Fernie.
B. C, the principal coal mining town In
the Crow's Nest Pass district, was prac
tically wiped out, as far as Its business
interests are concerned, by fire at an early
hour this morning. Tho entlro business
district of the town, fronting on the Cana
dian Paclflc Railway tracks, was de
stroyed. The water supply was Inadequate and
soon gave out. The distressed Inhabitants. ,
after heroically struggling to subdue tho
flames, worked frantically to savo what
they could from the stores In the path
of the conflagration.
Fire Burns Itself Out.
The work of salvage accomplished, there
was nothing for the people to do but look
on while the Are ate itself out, although
efforts were mado by tho volunteer flro
brigade which resulted in Anally extin
guishing the flames when they had died
down sufficiently to be handled by the flro
flghtlng apparatus at hand.
The loss Is this afternoon estimated at
$900,000. How much of that amount will fall
as a loss upon the Inhabitants of tho town
Is not yet known, but It is asserted tnat
jthe merchants were fairly well Insured,
and that as a consequence the insurance
fit t r v & t - Jfl
pany are located at Fernie, and the com
pany Is a heavy loser. Tho following
merchants were burned out:
List of the Losers.
Richards & Co , general store.
Hozlewood &. Sudleby, druggists.
Mitchell & Co.. tailors.
Crow'a Nest Trading Company's general store.
The Trlte3-"Wood Company, general store.
Cuthbert Co , confectioners.
Purdy & Co, fruits and vegetables.
A. "SV. Bleasdell, druggist and stationer.
Fred S. Stork, tinsmith and hardware.
J. D. Quail, hardware and stoves.
McEwlng & Strim, bakers and confectioners.
Jacob C. Hutchinson, tailor.
Albert C. IJphardt, watchmaker and ioweler,
P. Burns & Co , butchers.
Calgary Cattle Company, butchers.
The following hotels were also burned
out: Royal, Alberta, Muskota, Victoria
Among other prominent buildings de
stroyed were tho Canadian Bank of Com
merce, the Crow3 Nest Pass Company's
headquarters offiae and tho Anglican
Some Buildings Untouched.
The Northern, Central and Roma Hotels
were saved, as was also the building of
Sheppard & Elliott, hardware, and 7. O.
Robbins, furniture store. The offico of
the Fernie Free Press was untouched.
While a largo number of people were
thrown out of employment, their Io33 of
work will only be temporary, as nearly
all the burned buildings will bo rebuilt on
a basis more substantial and more com
mensurate with the commercial and geo
graphical importance of the town.
ETJSSIA WILL FAV0E JEWS.
Commission Is to Be Appointed to
Modify the Laws.
BERLIN, April 29. The Tageblatt today
announced from an excellent Russian
source that the Russian government la
about to modify the anti-Jewish legisla
tion. Minister of tho Interior von
Plehve last Autumn sent a circular to tho
provincial authorities inquiring about the
situation and the causes of the distress
and dissatisfaction of the Jewish popu
lation. The authorities, with surprising unan
imity, blamed the antiquated laws for tha
social and economical disorders which
Involved the whole country, and a com
mission will be appointed immediately to
adopt minor legislation and especially to
better tho condition of the Jewish pro
letariat. The greatest change, it la
added, Is likely to be a relaxation of the
restriction on residence. It is not ex
pected In any quarter that the revision
will result In placing the Jews on entlro
equality with the Russians.
ASKS AMERICA TO SPEAK.
Chile Wants to Know if She Would
Protect Peru in Conflict.
IilMA, Peru, April 23. Alarming cabla
dispatches havo been received here from.
Santiago de Chile, saying that the Chilean
government has Instructed Its Minister
at "Washington. Scnor Martinez, to in
quire whether the United States will de
fend Peru In case Chile shall proceed
forcibly on the question of annexing tha
Provinces of Tacna and Arlca, which that
country is disposed to do.
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