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VOL. XLUI. NO. 13,564.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, M!AY
31, 1904. PRICE
Baltimore Official Sends
Bullet Into Brain.
CAUSE FOR ACT NOT KNOWN
Some Believe Words of Ene
mies Affected His Mind,
MARRIED A FORTNIGHT AGO
Not Only Mrs. McLane, but the Entire
City Is Terribly Shocked by the
Tragic Death of a Most Pop-
BALTIMORE, May 30 Mayor Robert
M. McLane, of this city, shot and killed
himself this afternoon In his bedroom at
his residence. No. 23 "West Preston street.
His bride of less than two -weeks was at
the time of the tragedy asleep In an ad
Joining room, and was awakenejl by the
discharge of the revolver, which Mr. Mc
Lane evidently flred while standing before
the mirror of the dressing case.
The bullet entered the right temple,
and, crashing through tho head, escaped
In the rear of the left ear. Mrs. McLane
and other members of the household
rushed to the Mayor's assistance, but he
did not regain consciousness after he fell
to tho floor, and expired within an hour.
No cause for tho act can be assigned
by the members of Mr. McLane's family.
Since the fire of last February he has
been kept assiduously at work adminis
tering the affairs of the city, beside en
deavoring to direct the rehabilitation and
rebuilding of the burned district. This,
together with criticisms by his political
opponents, are thought by many to have
caused a temporary aberration of mind.
Coroner Hayden signed a certificate giv
ing suicide as the cause of death, and
the remains were turned over to an un
dertaking firm to prepare for burlaL
Mayor McLane was elected as a Demo
crat to the office of Chief Magistrate of
the municipality In May of last year for
a term of four years. He was 26 years
of age, the youngestsChierExecutlye Bal
tiinfwc evoj nad. He was the son ot Jpjnes
L. McLane, president ot the First Na
tional Bank, and nephew ot Robert N.
McLane, ex-Governor of Maryland, and
United States Minister to Franco during
President Cleveland's first administration.
Previous to his election as Mayor, he
had, for four years, filled the office of
State's Attorney, In which he had distin
guished himself by a zealous and intelli
gent discharge of his duties.
During his brief administration of the
mayoralty office he had brought upon
himself the antagonism of the Democrats
by the appointment of Independent mem
bers of the party. Recently there has
been marked opposition to him among
Democratic members of the City, Council
In matters relating to the rebuilding of
Baltimore, and this Is ascribed bk many
as a contributory cause of suicide.
Mayor McLane was married two weeks
ago to Mrs. Mary Tan Bibber, a well
known and popular society leader of Bal
timore, and the newly-made bride is pros
trated by tho terrible tragedy.
The dead Mayor was very popular
among the people generally, irrespective
of party, and the whole community has
been profoundly shocked by his tragic
HOLDS NOTE OF HOME INSULT
Leader in Italian Chamber of Depu
ties Discusses Attitude of Pope.
ROME. May 30. The Chamber of Depu
ties was crowded today to hear the dis
cussion of the attltudo of the government
toward tho Vatican protest against Presi
dent Loubet's visit. Signor Mazza, Re
publican, called the note of the papal
Secretary of State, Merry del Val, a per
fect Insult He recalled ttiat the pope
had not protested against atrocious of
fenses to religion in France. His Holiness
had now risen against a King, who, ac
cording to the Vatican, had stolen the
pontifical patrimony, designating His
Majesty as a usurper. The note, therefore,
was a declaration of war. Signor Mazza
asked the government to take energetic
action to prevent the invasion of the
church Into the kingdom's affairs. The
government fcad forgotten all pride and
the national dignity In answering the
Vatican insult by giving hospitality to
Cardinal Svampa when the King, on
Sunday, -went to Bologna, The govern
ment permitted the people of France to
defend Italian rights.
The Liberals and the extreme parties
applauded and the galleries joined.
Signor Guercl. Radical, followed, saying
that "This time the Vatican !; not pro
testing, but bleating." Signor Cabins, So
cialist, interrupted, "Call it braying."
Signor Guercla, continuing, said
Italy had less to fear from the papacy
than other countries. Being near the
Vatican, she could always see prepar
ations behind the scenes. Ho com
plained that the pope, who in Tils ca
reer before he became pontiff, saw. ap
preciated and profited by Italian unity,
should now, as pontiff, have as high
" OUR CUSTOMERS
RO-BER-TINE IS THE BEST
FOR SALE AT MEIER
insplrer and executive against Italy a
foreigner. Cardinal Del VaL
Premier Goulltti, who arose amid a
breathless silence, said the Vatican's
note naturally was communicated to
the Italian government. France had
answered as she thought best. The
affair was one in which it naturally
could not Interfere. The Vatican note
contained a phrase regarding the King
of Italy, but the effect produced was
such that they must be extremely glad
of the existence ot that phrase, as it
had offered Premier Combes the op
portunity to make a statement so flat
tering to Italian patriotism.
The crowded galleries rose and ap
plauded " for five minutes, .crying
"Viva Combes." Signor Goulltti, con
"Therefore the unhappy phrase was
for Italy, the happiest. The note con
tained the usual protest, which the
Vatican has been repeating for 34
years. Italy has no reason to change
her policy. She does not fear the In
vasion of the congregations, as she has
laws to protect herself. If these laws
are insufficient we will make new ones.
To fear that the country cannot pro
tect itself against the influences of for
ign congregations is to insult Italy.
The state and the church must be as
two parallel lines which never meet.
Both must enjoy liberty. It will be
worse for the church on the day that
she illegally interferes in the affairs
of the state."
KANSAS FLOOD SECEDING.
Topeka Now Believes Ail Danger to
TOPEKA, Kan., May 3a The high wa
ter in the Kansas River is receding slowly
tonight, and all danger Is past. Two bad
washouts on the Santa Fe between Topeka
and Emporia have not been repaired, but
the trains will be running as usual by
tomorrow. The heaviest rains of yester
day fell in parts of Kansas other than
the Kaw Valley, or there would have
been much higher water here. Much dam
age has been done to growing crops by
the rains of the past two days.
Five pile bridges erected following the
great flood last year, all frail affairs, were
damaged, a small portion of tach being
carried out by the driftwood. In Argen
tine, which was nearly swept away last
June, there was a slight scare among the
people, who are still timid and ready to
take alarm at the first Indication of dan
ger. The river overflowed In the north
end of the town, where the land Is low
and sewers began closing- and running
over. No serious damage resulted, how
ever, and nono is expected.
Two Hundred Made Homeless.
OTTAWA, Kan., May 30. The Marie des
Cygenes River here is higher than ever
known, and the overflow has caused a
serious flood. Above here, however, the
stream is falling, and the worst probably
Is over. Two hundred families are home
less in the lower portions of Ottawa and
vicinity. In North Ottawa several busi
ness houses are flooded, there are two feet
of water In the Santa Fe Depot, and the
lower floor of the Marsh Hotel Is cov
ered with water. The Santa Fe yards are
two feet under water, and no trains can
move in or out ot Ottawa.
Kaw Stationary at Kansas City.
slowly for 24 hours, the Kav River at
this point was stationary today, and as
the streams west of here are receding or
stationary, no damage is anticipated. It
would take a rise of 12 feet at this point to
do any great damage.
CRITICISM FOE XAISEEU
Pan-American Congress Speakers Be
come Quite Bold.
BERLIN, May 30. The annual pan-German
Congress at Luebeck today took the
character of a sharp criticism of Emperor
William and the sjstem of personal gov
ernment. Professor Hasse, a former mem
ber of the Reichstag, said the best ele
ments of the people earnestly wished the
Emperor would choose advisers who had
the courage to ask him to spend at least
half the year at the capital, so that they
might dally confer personally with him
without the intervention of courtiers and
who would have the courage to resign
when their advice was disregarded. The
professor's words evoked great applause.
A resolution adopted by the Congress
declares it is "imperatively necessary for
the political and business Interests of the
empire to acquire a foothold on the At
lantic coast region of Morocco, and the
congress feels it to be a humiliating dis
regard of Germany that France and Great
Britain fixed the future of Morocco with
out consulting Germany, thus treating her
like a power of the third rank."
FIRE RAGING IN CLEVELAND,
Half an Acre Already Burned Over
Loss, ?1 00,000.
CLEVELAND, O., May 30. A fire which
started shortly before midnight has
burned over an area of half an acre at
the corner of Oregon, Perry and St. Clair
Streets. The loss probably will reach
5100.000. The principal loss will be that
of the St. Clalr-Street School, one of the
oldest In the city, the Interior of which
Is entirely destroyed. The other losses
Include the window frame, door and other
woodwork manufactory of the Cleveland
Window Glass Company on Oregon street
A half-dozen small dwelling-houses have
also been destroyed with the contents
which were not removed.
Opposite the burning structures on each
side of the streets named excited residents
removed all household goods because of
the rapid spread of the fire which threat
ened their homes. The blaze is the most
s-pectacular the city has experienced In
ears, and was witnessed by thousands
Russians Abandon Three Towns.
TOKIO. May 30. General Oku, in
command of the Japanese armies oper
ating against Port Arthur, reports that
the Russians have abandoned Cheng
Ko Chen Pau. Huang Shan and Liu
Shu Tun. No Russians have been seen
east of"-Cheng Ko Chen Pau.
General Nakamura's detachment,
which occupied Liu Shu Tun, Friday,
captured four Russian guns.
ALL SAY THAT
FLUID FACE POWDER"
MEIER & FRANK CO.
& FRANK COMPANY
gRQWTH IS RAPID
Central Oregon's Great
LATELY ONLY SAGE BRUSH
Now Thriving Farms Are to Be
BUT IT NEEDS A RAILROAD
State Land Board Touring That Sec
tion, Examining Irrigation Projects
Members Surprised by What
HAYSTACK. Or., May 2S. (Special.) "I
am astonished that Central Oregon has
not long ago been tapped by a railroad
connecting this section of the state with
Portland," said Governor Chamberlain to
day upon his arrival hero from Shanlko,
In company with Secretary of State Dun
bar and State Treasurer Moore. These
state officers, as members of the State
Land Board, are on their way to the Up
per Deschutes country to examine the
Irrigation projects which have been start
ed under the provisions of the Carey arid
land act. They came out to Shanlko, in
the southern part of Sherman County,
over the Columbia Southern, and from
there took a private conveyance and are
traveling across Crook County, learning
what they can of the country, so that they
may the more Intelligently act upon ques
tions that will arise In the transaction of
business relative to the irrigation enter
prises. Though the members of the Board knew
something of the general character of the
country and have read statistics showing
the quantity and values of Uie products of
this part of the state, they admit that
they had no fair conception of the prog
ress that has been made In the develop
ment of Industrial resources and of the
possibilities for future growth. "With one
accord they express the opinion that Ore
gon should be looking after her commer
cial interests In Central Oregon and not
permit California to step In and take trade
that naturally belongs to Portland. White
they have not yet visited the irrigation
projects, they have seen enough of the
newly-settled country to convince them
that this section of Oregon, Is destined to
be a great producer of wealth through Its
tagrjcultural resourres.-andjthat if the irrf
ga'tlGn ht""prlscsVrovo to be te Success
that i now-cxpcctcd cf them, Jrook will
be one of tho most important farming
counties of the state.
Extension of Cultivated Area.
The trip through Sherman County was
one continuous surprise to the members
of the State Land Board. Especially in
tho region around and south of Grass "Val
ley has the extension of the cultivated
area been remarkable. A little over three
years ago a tract of land 20 miles across
north and south and 30 miles across east
and west was a great waste of sagebrush,
with some bunchgrass Interspersed. Now
It is one great expanse of waving grain.
Land that could then be taken under the
homestead laws and was apparently not
considered worth having prior to that
time, is now producing 20 to 30 bushels of
wheat to the acre and is selling at $20 to
$30 an acre, when It sells at all. Owners
of farms in that region are not trying to
sell, and ho who wishes to buy must meet
the owner more than half way.
It was the- extension of the Columbia
Southern Railway that opened up the new
farming lands In Southern Sherman Coun
ty, and the extension of that or other rail
wrays will add in a corresponding degree
to the cultivated area in almost every sec
tion that Is tapped by a transportation
line. It was only a few years ago that an
effort was made to Interest capital In the
Columbia Southern Railway. A prominent
railway official examined the situation and
declared emphatically that the business of
the road would not pay for axle-grease.
The road was built to Shanlko in 1900, and
It Is doing a paying business every year.
Land that formerly furnished free range
for sheep and cattle, .thus supporting a
few people, has been put under the plow,
is producing large crops of wheat and sup
porting a steadily growing population.
That Is In a region that, is called arid, yet
the soil has proved productive for grain
crops without Irrigation. The almost bar
ren, rolling hills "Have been dotted with
farm homes surrounded with groves of
shade trees and orchards of apple, pear
and peach trees. Prosperity and rapid Im
provement were what the stato officers
were pleased to see in the newly-discovered
farm lands of Sherman. County.
Shanlko, the southern terminus of the
Columbia-Southern Railway, 72 miles south
of the Columbia River, is now the ship
ping point for the territory -within a ra
dius of 100 to 150 miles and even a greater
distance. Last season 5,000,000 pounds of
wool and 550 carloads of livestock were
brought to Shanlko from various portions
of interior Oregon for shipment to mar
ket. Supplies for stockmen and settlers In
the more favored valleys are sent to Shan
lko from Portland and from there are car
ried by big four and six-horse freight
wagons to the isolated towns. All the
region south of the north line of Crook
County, to and including the northern
parts of Klamath, Lake anl Harney
Counties, secure their supplies through
The town exists as a shipping center
merely because it Is the end of the road.
When the road Is extended, as It probably
will be this season, some other town will
secure the advantage which goes with a
railway terminus, and Shanlko will cease
to have-unusual Importance.
Farming on Agency Plains.
Although they had seen the remarkable
development that has taken place In Sher
man County, the members of the State
Land Board scarcely expected to find In a
region 40 miles farther south, and at that
distance from a railroad, a similar devel
opment commenced. On a tract of table
land known as Agency Plains, containing
something In the neighborhood of 35,000
acres, and located 40 miles southwest of
Shanlko. between Hay Creek and the Des
chutes River, settlers have recently taken
homesteads and are beginning to raise
crops of grain. This is the first season
for most of them, and the venture is
largely an experiment. Some of the crops
look well, while others are poor, perhaps
because of late seeding. Gardens, of pota
toes, peas and other common vegetables,
are growing without any Irrigation, and
seem to promise fair crops.
A visit to Agency Plains affords a very
pleasant surprise for the traveler in Cen
tral Oregon. In going down the valley of
Trout Creek and Across Hay Creek, south
west of Antelope, one of those peculiar
rimrock-bordered plateaus is seen across
the valley. As viewed from the lowlands
the sides of the plateau rise abruptly for
200 feet or more, with a precipice of 25 to
35 feet of volcanic rock near the top. This
rock, which juts out for many miles
around the edge of the plateau, 13 a great
table upon which soil has formed, vary
ing In depth from a few Inches to several
feet. Though .the surface of the plateau
seems to be level. It has a slight but grad
ual slope toward the north. Only In a few
places can teams be driven up on the
plateau, and even In those places the road
is steep.. In riding to tho top of- what
appears from below to)e a rocky hllUlhe
traveler is suddenly ftvirisai -flpyl.hlm-self
en v. broad expa'u- jf level land, dot
ted with "claim shanties," checkered with
fences and figured here and there with
green fields of grain, standing out in
marked contrast with the greater area of
sagebrush plain. While there are a few
comfortable homes on this plateau, most
of the settlers have but recently estab
lished their residences and have made no
great improvements. Practically all the
public land on Agency Plains has been en
tered under the homestead laws.
While the settlers expect to be able to
raise fair crops of grain on this land with
out irrigation, their greatest hope Is In the
execution of a project which, if success
ful, will be one of the greatest irrigation
enterprises in the United States. It is
proposed by the Deschutes Irrigation &
Power Company to take water from the
Deschutes River, and carry it by canal,
flume and pipe line around hills, over
gorges and even across Crooked River,
and spread the water out over Agency
What Irrigation Will Do.
C. C. Hutchinson, who has worked upon
these irrigation projects for several years,
and who has at last gained recognition
(Concluded on Page Four.)
i . . .
II NEW Ml
Illinois Deadlock Likely
to Be Broken Soon.
YATES AND LOWDEN JOIN
Delegates Will Meet Again To
day Aflerll Days'" Recess,
MAY CHOOSE GOVERNOR LAST
Candidates Now Appear Willing to
Adopt Plan Once Rejected-Talk of
Yates Becoming Senator and
Lowden Governor in 19Q8.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 30. The
Republican State Convention, after a
recess of 11 days will reconvene to
morrow afternoon to resume balloting
for a candidate for Governor. The pre
vious session covered more than a week
and 55 futile ballots were taken, leav
ing the seven aspirants for nomination
about where they stood at the first ballot.
All headquarters have been reopened
and all the aspirants for nomination
are present, except Governor Tate3,
who will arrive from Chicago tomorrow.
It is the prevailing opinion tonight
that no nomination will be made be
fore Wednesday- Many believe, how
ever, that the deadlock will not bo
broken till Friday. There is talk of a
proposal which was voted down before
the recess -was taken, to suspend the
balloting for Governor, and to nomin
ate the remainder of the ticket, pro
vided tho deadlock is not broken to
morrow. This time it is proposed to
except the nomination for Lieutenant
Governor, leavings It to be taken up af
ter the candidate for Governor is
named. The plan Is indorsed by the
candidates lor the minor offices.
About the only story afloat tonight
to which any credence "Whatever is
given is that Yates and Lowden have
agreed to throw their delegates to the
third man. It is said that no third
man has yet been chosen. It Is de
clared to bea part of the -compact that
Yates la togo tojfhe United States Sen
ate in 1907, and Vb.i iowdeif Is to be
made Governor four years hence. All
knowledge of such a combination, Aow
ever, Is denied by Yates and Lowden
Prohis Likely to Oust Women.
COLUMBUS, O., May 30. The Ohio Pro
hibition Convention convened here this af
ternoon to nominate a -state ticket. The
district meetings were held at 2 o'clock
and the convention convened at 3 o'clock.
The keynote was sounded by H. F. Mc
Lane, of Toledo, who was temporary
chairman of the convention. Nominations
will be made tomorrow. Between 300 and
400 delegates are In attendance. The right
of the women chosen as members of the
Cincinnati delegation to sit In the conven
tion will be contested, and they will prob
ably not bo seated.
The platform will contain one plank,
that of prohibition. Fifty delegates will
be chosen to the National Convention of
the party, and they will go unlnstructed.
Dover Will Go to Chicago Tomorrow.
CLEVELAND. O., May 30. Elmer
Dover will leave Cleveland Wednesday
morning for Chicago to superintend
the transfer of the headquarters of the
National Republican Committee from
Washington to Chicago. Mr. Dover -will
remain in Chicago In charge of the
headquarters until after the conven
tion, the latter part of June at least.
THREATEN LIVES OF CAPTIVES
Moroccans Holding Perdicarls De
mand Price Without Delay.
WASHINGTON, May 30. Mr. Gummere,
the United States Consul at Tangier, in a
cablegram received at the State Depart
ment over night, says that threats against
the lives of Rasoull's captives, Perdicarls
and Varley, unless the bandits' demands
be granted, have been made. A dispatch
from Admiral Jewell, commanding the
European squadron, announces the de
parture for Tangier of the cruisers, Olym
pia, Baltimore and Cleveland.
The cruiser Atlanta arrived later and
joined the Brooklyn. Two other Ameri
can warships are expected shortly.
It is the understanding here thai, the
Admiral commanding the American fleet
has orders to exercise pressure upon the
Moroccan authorities to induce them to
accept Ralsoull's terms., The Sultan is
willing to pay a ransom, and liberate
Ralsoull's- prisoners who are now Im
prisoned, but Ralsouli now asks Ameri
can protection for the settlement. This
last condition is considered dependent
upon the American Government.
BANDIT TOLD TO BEWARE.
America Will Hunt Him to His Death
if Captive Is Harmed.
WASHINGTON. May 30. RalsulU. the
Moroccan bandit, was today notified by
Secretary Hay, through United States
Consul-General Gummero, that if serious
Injury comes to his American captive, Ion
Perdicarls, the United States will hunt
him to his death. This will be done
whether It takes weeks, months or years.
Consul-General Gummero was Instructed
to make this message to Ralsulll as
forcible as possible, and to inform him
that no European nation will be permitted
to prevent his punishment.
The cablegram was sent in response to
the one from Mr. Gummero advising that
RalsulU would kill Perdicarls and his
stepson unless the terms of his proposed
ransom met with prompt compliance. Mr.
Hay has reached the conclusion that the
terms Imposed cannot and will not be ac
cepted. If Ralsulll carries out his threat
and kills his captive, the Sultan of Mo
rocco will be Immediately notified that he
must hunt down and execute the bandit.
American ships will remain In the har
bor of Tangier until the matter is settled.
If necessary, American cavalrymen will
be sent there to assist In capturing- the
brigands. Such an Intervention will be a
friendly one and would meet with assist
ance from the Sultan.
Secretary Hay Is still hopeful that he
will take up the matter and Institute the
necessary measures to capture and pun
ish the bandits. In any event, he feels
sure Great Britain will assist the United
States, as Cromwell Varley, kidnaped
with M. Perdicarls, Is a British subject.
May Finally Turn to France.
WASHINGTON, May 30. There Is no
doubt in the minds of officials here that
the government of France would gladly
aid the United States In securing the re
lease ot Perdicarls by all means In its
power. Because of her authority In Mo
rocco, France perhaps could do more lna
peaceable manner than any other nation
to effect the .felease of the man. If the
United States decides- to make any :
quest for assistance from France In this
matter, naturally it would be In an un
official manner, and if other attempts to
secure the release of Perdlcaris fall, such
Intimation of a desire for French assist
ance may be made through the State De
American Warship at Tangier.
TANGIER. Morocco. May 30. The Unit
ed States cruiser Brooklyn, flying the flag
of Rear-Admiral Chadwick, has. arrived
here. Other vessels of the United States
squadron are following. The authorities
here consider that the position of . the
American Perdicarls and his stepson,
Cromwell Varley, a British subject, who
were kidnaped by-bandits, headed byEai-
soull, is now more serious than before.
King Receives American Officer.
LONDON, May 30. King .Edward re
ceived Captain J. S. Mahon, United States
Army. In private audience this afternoon.
The King expressed his deep-appreciation
of the Captain's contributions to the na
val history of the world.
ALARM THE GZA
Ruler Dissatisfied With
Work of Generals.
KUROPATKIN'S ROW HARD
Assailed at Home as Well as
ALEXIEFF IN THE SAME BOAT
General Impression in St. Petersburg
Is That the Fafl of Port Arthur
Ought to Promote the End
of the War.
LONDON, May 30. The reports pub
lished in Paris of discord between General
Kuropatkln and Viceroy Alexleft at Muk
den, and the southern movement of the
Russian vanguard below Wafengtlen,
have given rise to rumors that General
Kuropatkln has yielded to the wishes of
the Alexleft party, and Is attempting to
relieve Port Arthur. Among sober papers
here, however, the Idea that General Ku
ropatkln would venture on such a dan
gerous .and hopeless movement Is not
According to reports at Japanese head-
l quarters up to May 29, nothing important
had developed beyond outpost encounters.
Japanese troops are largely engaged in
building roads and bridges.
The Standard's correspondent says Gen
eral Kuroki gave a luncheon to 15 mili
tary attaches to celebrate the victory on
the Yalu, while almost simultaneously the
Japanese first army was Informed of the
Klnchou victory. The same correspondent
indicates the reason for delay In the oper
ations. He says the force that landed at
Takushan appears to have struck tho
fringe of the rainy season. The downpour
has been very heavy.
Fighting Two Enemies.
General Kuropatkln, the Telegraph's St.
Petersburg correspondent says, Is fighting
two enemies, one at home, the other in
Manchuria. While his military reputation
Is undergoing a terrible ordeal, he is also
accused of failure, as Minister of War, to
make proper preparations for war. Thc
Emperor is alleged to-be so dissatisfied!
that he would dismiss both Alexleft and
Kuropatkln were It not that he fears the
effect of public opinion.
The general impression among the high
est classes is that the fall of Port Arthur
ought to promote the end of the war, and.
If the Japanese should succeed In this
aim, Russia's best interest would be to
make peace, but nobody, the correspond
ent avers, possesses the moral courage to
make such a suggestion to the .Emperor.
The correspondent also asserts that an
agreement has been drafted whereby Ger
many promises armed support to Russia
if necessary to prevent England' and the
United States from attempting to submit
the Far Eastern question to an Interna
tional congress, and declares that the re
cent relaxation of anti-Jewish laws by
Russia Is the outcome of the desire of tha
Minister of the Interior to conciliate
Port Arthur" is tVTain Object.
LIAO.YANG, May 30i The Impression at
headquarters Is growing that the main ob
ject of the enemy is Port Arthur, and it
will not.be surprising If the actual assault
on that fortress began within a fortnight.
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPEB
Czar is displeased with both Kuropatkln and
AlexIefT. Page 1.
Attack on Port Arthur is expected to begin
about June 20. Page 1.
Clashes between skirmishing parties continue.
Kuroki Is harassing Kuropatkln so as to glva
Oku clear road to Port Arthur. Page 4.
Illinois Republican Convention -will be called
to order again today in hopes of breaking
deadlock on Governor. Page 1.
Mayor McLane, of Baltimore, commits sulcido.
Page L B
Baco riot in Philadelphia results In Injuries to
about a score. Page 3.
Multnomah defeats Columbia University at
baseball. Page 11.
Yacht race Is stopped by lack of wind. Page 11.
Portland and San Francisco each win a game.
Unherslty of Washington crew defeats Port
land oarsmen at Seattle. Page 11.
Pacific University wins track event3 from
Agricultural College. Page 11.
Kooseelt delivers Memorial Day address at
Gettysburg battlefield. Page 4.
Bridge over Arkansas Rier collapses while
Memorial Day exercise at Sallda, Colo , are
at their height, and four people are
drowned- Page. 5-
State iAnd Board touring Centra Oregon ex
amining irrigation projects. Page 8.
Memorial Day observed at aH Northwest points.
Political situation in Benton County. Page 8.
Ten-year-old girl prevents maddened bull from
killing her father. Page 8.
Portland and Vicinity.
Thousands go to the cemeteries to pay tribute
to memory of dead veterans. Page 10.
What Mayor "Williams has done to Improve the
city. Page 5.
New assessment district to be formed for Sul-
lt an's-GuIch bridges. Page 14.
Candidates work for totes on a holiday.
Oriental liner Nlcomedla steams from Port
land to sea In ten hours. Page 5.
ISteamship Columbia completes -very fast round
gvj " "-" - -
nara line lei contract, tor largest ana lastesi
steamers ever built. Page 5.