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VOL. XLIV. INO. 3,712.
PORTLAND. OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ID TO striker:
Federation Votes Money
to Fall River.
$75,000 IS APPROPRIATED
This Amount to Be Expended
' , in Three Weeks,
ALL UNION MEN ASSESSED
They Will Contribute One Cent Per
WeekIf Manufacturers Still Hold
Out Exeeutiveotincii May
AFFECTS 2,100,000 MEN".
"Tie total membership of the Amer
ican Federation vof Labor is in the
neighborhood of 2,100,000. Thus, an as
sessment of one cent per member 'will
create a fund of $21,000 a -week.
The Federation Is composed of 114
affiliated National unions, SO state
branches, 550 central unions, and 1S23
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18. By an un
animous vote, the delegates to the American-
Iteration of Labor today decided
to aid financially the striking? textile
-workers of Fall River, Mass., to the ex
tent of 523,000 per week for three weeks.
If by the end of this time It is found
that the strike Is not broken, the execu
tive council -will, if it sees fit, continue
the donation. The money for the pur
pose is to be raised by an assessment
of 1 cent per -week, levied on each mem
ber of every labor organization affiliated
with the American Federation of Labor.
Some stirring: and impassioned addresses
on behalf of the workers of the Fall River
district were delivered. Delegate Drlscoll,
of Boston, put the motion, before the
house, which was carried amid the cheers
of the members. Many delegates arose In
their seats, and. on behalf of the organi
zations which they represented, offered
then and there to hand over to Delegate
Golden checks to cover tho amount of
their respective unions assessments. Dele
gate? Xeefe, of Chicago, hanaed over a
check for 11600 on behalf of the long
shorement, dock and marine workers of
his city. Others quickly followed suit, a
delegate from the Brewers' Union even of
fering to turn over the actual cash if
given a few moments time to get It.
Depicts Terrible Scenes.
Delegate Mrs. Mary Kenney O'Sulllvan,
of the National "Women's Trade Union
League, characterized the conditions
existent as more terrible than those
attendant on the anthracite coal
strike. One meal a day, consisting
of soup and two slices of bread, was, she
alleged, the fare of 1400 women and chil
dren. To safeguard tho virtue of these
unfortunate women and protect the health
and perhaps the very life of the children,
she prayed that financial aid might bo
given until tho strike was won.
Further than considering a few resolu
tions, no other business was transacted
by the delegates, and an adjournment was
taken until tomorrow morning. During
the evening mass meetings in nearby
towns were addressed, by different labor
Many resolutions came before the con
vention today. 6ne asking that the Milk
ers of California be organized into a state
organization was presented by the com
mittees without recommendation and
submitted to the executive council for fur
Ono of the matters which has created
great interest among the delegates Is that
of the exclusion of Mongolian; from the
United States. There seems to be an un
dercurrent of sentiment among all present
that Congress be memorialized to pass an
act of nature similar to the Chinese ex
clusion law which shall apply to Japanese
and Coreans. A number of such resolu
tions have teen presented, but so anxious
are the delegates to make the petition as
acceptable as possible that the committee
has withheld the matter until it in a
measure can be presented to the delegates
in & form that will meet the approval
Several radical resolutions, designed to
commit the American Federation of La
bor on Socialism, will be Introduced by
the Socialistic clement.
One will ask the convention to go on
record, as favoring nationalization of
trusts for tho people's benefit
Another will instruct the incoming ex
ecutive council to work with Congress for
passage of a bill giving a pension of not
less than $12 a month to all citizen wage
earners in the United States who have
earned less than 51000 a year and are 60
Another reads: "That we declare our
intention, and hereby instruct all affiliated
'bodies, to hold absolutely aloof from all
connection with the militia, until the mili
tary system in vogue In Switzerland is
adopted in the United States."
UNION MEN MUCH ENCOURAGED
Employers, on the Other Hand, De
clare Action Can Have No Effect.
FALL RIVER. Mass.. Nov. IS. The
news that the American Federation of
Labor had voted to raise Immediately
975,090 in aid of the textile strikers was
received Joyously by the officers of the
various textile unions and the strikers in
general. The newspapers Issued extra edi
tions containing the announcement.
The action at San Francisco is regarded
by most of the union officers as the only
accessary to enable the strike to be
carried to a finish. It is estimated that
it cost sabout 510,000 weekly to conduct
'the contest against the Mlllowners' Asso
ciation. President N. . F. Borden, of the Fall
River Manufacturers' Association, When
told of the labor body's action, said:
"The assessment levied by the Ameri
can Federation of Labor will have no ef
fect whatever on the manufacturers. They
cannot and will not make any conces
sions." Mr. Borden further said the question
of reopening the 75 mills on Monday de
pends on the disposition of the operatives.
Thomas A. O'Donnell, secretary om tho
Mulespinners Union, said:
" consider the report from San Fran
cisco very encouraging. I think that the
manufacturers now will see the wisdom of
doing something to end the controversy."
"The action of the American Federation
of Labor," said Secretary James "White
head, of the "Weavers' Union, "means
added strength ahd support for the strik
ers, and will be the means of prolonging
the strike if the notices of the reduction
arc not taken down. The next step now
must be made hy the manufacturers.
No concessions will be made by the la
Nine of the cotton manufacturing plants
which started last Monday in an attempt
to break the big strike were shut down
today. Three others say they have made
KEEPING AN EYE ON KAISER
British Admiralty Has His Fleet in
Mind When Giving Orders.
LONDON, Nov. 13. There Is no doubt
whatever that the British Admiralty has
its eye on -the Kaiser's fleet of warships
and counts it a quantity to be reckoned
with in its naval dispositions. This ex
plains the recent additions to the strength
of tho home fleet, as well as tho determi
nation to retain Admiral "Wilson in com
mand of that fleet Instead of transferring
him ''to tho Mediterranean squadron as
successor to VIce-Admiral Domville. In
tho judgment" of the Admiralty "Wilson's
post may become the most Important sea
assignment of the entire British navy, and
all because of Germany's naval strength,
which the British authorities consider as
possesslngan unfriendly potentiality. They
do not expect to have to light the German
fleet, but it is part of the British naval
policy to be ready to meet any and every
Tho Times publishes an article evident
ly written by a naval expert, who says:
"A great and rapidly growing naval
power has arisen In Northern Europe, and
tho man who rules the German Empire
will no doubt be tho last to question tho
wisdom of tho British Admiralty in taking
into account this fact and making dispo
sitions accordingly. Tho German fleet is
a factor In the balance of naval power
which must at all times be reckoned with
by a country resolved not to neglect things
which belong to. its peace. The naval cen
ter has not been transferred, and in waters
where that center is located is the station
for tho most important British commander
MORTON AN ILL HAN.
Secretary of the "Navy Is Forced to
Leave a New York Banquet.
NEW YORK. Nov. IS. Secretary
Paul Morton, of the Navy, was taken
ill tonight at the dinner of the Society
of Naval Architects and Marine. Engi
neers at Delmonico's Ho had been as
signed to respond to the toast, "Tho
President of the United States." as h
represented President Rooseelt at the
banquet. The. Secretary had spoken
but a few moments when he excused
himself and left tho banquet hall.
Ex-Rear-Admiral Bowles, who pre
sided, told the guests that Secretary
Morton was 111 and wished him to offer
his excuses for leaving them sjj. soon.
The Anniral said tho Secretary was not
seriously sick, but did not feel well
enough to remain longer.
OXYGEN IS BEING GIVEN.
Colonel Breckinridge May Survive
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 19. Although
desperately 111 at midnight. Colonel Breck
enridge has. shown marked Improvement
during the "last few hours. Oxygen is
being administered, and it is believed he
will survive until daylight.
WILL COMPETE WITH. TRUSTS
Schwab Will Make Bethlehem Plant
One of Best in World.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. The Herald to
morrow will print an interview with
Charles M. Schwab, ex-president of the
United States Steel Corporation, in which
Mr. Schwab is quoted as saying that he
intends to make in his Bethlehem plant
all sorts of guns, machinery, tools, etc,
which require the highest workmanship.
Mr. Schwab's plans, according to the in
terview, are to put tho plant on a par
with the Krupp works, in Germany, and
those of Vickers'.Sons & Maxim Company,
of England. New machinery is construct
ing for tho works. He Is quoted as say
ing: "Our products will come In competition
with tho United States Steel Corporation.
The two companies will work in harmony
at points where the lines of production
meet, and prices will be maintained."
HOLLAND PAYORS PEACE PLAN
Invitation of Roosevelt to Join in Sec
ond Congress Is Gladly Accepted.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 18. The govern
ment of the Netherlands has formally ad
vised Secretary Hay that it. gladly ac
cepts the suggestions that the peace con
ference be reconvened a The Hague. So
far no formal acceptance of the Amer
ican invitation in its full breadth has
been received, but it is stated that nearly
all of tho European powers have already
indicated through their representatives
here, or through the American Ambassa
dors and Ministers abroad, that they ac
cept the President's invitation in prin
ciple, leaving to future negotiation the
arrangement of the programme for the
conference and the limitations to' be
placed upon Its work.
ITALY RECOGNIZES MORGAN.
Honorary Citizenship His Reward for
ROME, Nov. 18. The municipality of
Ascoll has by acclamation conferred hon
orary citizenship upon J. P. Morgan in
recognition of his action in restoring to
tho city the famous cope. It was also
decided to place a bust of Mr. Morgan
Jn the City Palace, together with a marble
tablet recording' his generous action, and
to bestow his name upon one of the prin
cipal streets of the city.
BLOWN TO DEATH
Four People Are Killed
by Gas Explosion.
SCORE INJURED AT CHICAGO
Overpressure Is Believed to
HaveXaused the Accident
HOUSES SHAKEN FOR BLOCKS
Wrecked Plant at Once Takes Fire,
and the Blaze Spreading Gives
the Department a Hard
Tight for Hours.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. Four persons
were killed and a score Injured today
bya series of gas explosions that de
stroyed tho plant of tho Pyle Electric
Headlight Company. The shocks of the
explosion were so severe that all the
buildings near the demolished plant
were damaged, and windows were shat
tered for blocks, while persons were
thrown from their feet. Overpressure Is
believed to have caused the accident.
RALPH WELLS, superintendent. "
AMOS WATKINS. assistant superintendent.
OEORGS3 MUEHL. draftsman.
THOMAS JENNINGS, employe.
The injured include: John Kennedy, struck
by flying Jrtcel; J. F. Logan, blown out of
wrecked plant and bruised; Max Wrabble,
right foot blown off. Internal Injuries, arm
and 'leg broken; C W. Grant, blown 100 feet
from building; both legs and arms fractured;
William B. Moloney, blown from third floor of
building, body crushed, may die; Alfred Cox,
internally Injured, -will probably die; Edward
Boese, both legs broken; will recover, v
Nine Explosions In All.
Tho Pyle Company supplies Illumina
tion, for railroad coaches. This illumi
nant Is forced into small retorts, which,
when attached under the floor of a car,
will supply It with Ught for months.
In order to make this possible the re
torts are subjected to an extremely
high pressure. It was such a tank that
caused the. first explosion. While work
men, and wreckage filled the air, other
retorts exploded In such rapid succes
sion that it was- almost impossible to
distinguish tho separate detonations.
There were nine such explosions In all.
and these left the plant In flames,
which kept the Fire Department busy
for several hours. The total loss to
property Is $75,000.
The fire spread among property of
the People's Gas Light & Coke Com
pany and threatened to reach the largo
storage tanks of that company. Police
men were sent about for a mile radius,
warning persons to movo from their
To prevent the explosion of the gas
in the mammoth tanks the wasto pipes
were opened. These pipes run outside
of the plant, and In short time the big
tanks were discharging the gas into
the air. This was a dangerous under
taking, but It was chanced, and, prov
ing successful, prevented a larger de
struction of property.
Across South Chicago avenue, direct
ly opposite the gas storage buildings,
was a large coal shed, stored with coal
used In the manufacture of gas. Tho
huge coal pile was ignited, and in a
few.mlnutes was beyond control.
When the danger of the larger tanks
exploding had been reduced to a mini
mum, Chief Engineer Eustace, with
several assistants, entered the grounds
and shut off the supply pipes from the
ruined buildings to the largo tanks. Ho
said it was almost miraculous that the
fire had not entered the larger tanks.
Buildings along Greenwood avenue,
within a block, of the place, were so
severely shaken that many will no
longer be fit for occupancy. A two
story building at Seventy-third street
and Greenwood avenue- was totally
FOURTEEN MINERS KILLED.
Gas Explodes in a Coal Mine Near
Mcrrissey, B. C.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 18. A Fernle, B. G,
special to the Pioneer-Press says: Four
teen miners were killed at the Carbonado
mines near Mbrrlssey this afternoon as a
Yesult of an explosion of coal gas. The
disaster occurred in NO. 1 mine, ten miles
west of Fernle. Work of rescue was kept
up all afternoon and all the bodies have
been recovered. The dead:
A. R. JENKINS.
ALBERT JOHNSON. ,
MIKE GUSTICK. '
ANTON AND JOHN KROUDSOE. brothers.
JAMES GREENMAN. .
Drowned While Crossing Lake.
EAGLE RIVER. Wis., Nov. 18. Horace
Bent, Frederick Anderson and an Eastern
tourist were drowned in an attempt to
cross Tenderfoot Lake in a canoe through
a heavy sea. Bent, it is thought, lost his
life in an effort to help his guest
Denver-Boise. Company Incorporated.
DENVER, Nov. IS. Articles of incor
poration of the Colorado, Wyoming Sk
Idaho Railroad were filed at the office of
the Secretary of State today by E. S.
Chenoweth and John D. MUliken, of Kan
sas, respectively secretary-treasurer and
general , counsel of the company. The
company is Incorporated for $10,030,080,
and proposes to build a railroad from
Denver to Boise, Idaho, a distance of
about S00 miles. The enterprise Is backed
by Chicago and New England capitalists
and is said to have a large per cent of Its
capital stock already subscribed. Much
preliminary work has already been don
and tho promoters say that the road Is
on a sound financial basis and will be
rushed to completion. They deny connec
tion with any other railroad corporation.
PROMINENT SOCIETY MAN DIES
Arthur Caton, of Chicago, Stricken in
CHICAGO. Nov. 18. A dispatch tonight
announced the sudden death in New Tork
City of Arthur Caton, a lawyer and club
man of this city.
Mr. Caton had gone to New Tork to
meet his wife, who had Just returned from
Europe. The cause of death was said to
He was perhaps the most widely known
society man In Chicago, and it waa largely
to him that the entertainment of such
celebrities as visited Chicago from time
to time was left.
Chicago Judge Drops Dead.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. Ex-Judge Thomas
A. Moran, of this city, dropped dead in
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at New Tork
Attorney Moran was 61 years old. He
was Judge In the Circuit Court of Cook
County, Illinois, for three terms, and
Judge of the Appellate Court of the First
district of Illinois.
Cousin of Stonewall Jackson.
OBERLIN. Or.. Nov. IS. Dr. E. B. Fair
child, ' ex-presldent of several colleges.
Consul at Lyons, France, under President
Harrison, and cousin of Stonewall Jack
son, a close friend Of Wendell Phillips and
Henry Ward Beecher, and one of the
founders of the Republican party, is dead
Ex-Mayor of Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 18.
Ex-Mayor D. W. Robblns, one of the
prominent citizens of this place, died
tarly this morning, after a lingering ill
ness. He was 60 years of age.
M'KINLEY FUND COMPLETED.
Six Hundred Thousand Dollars Raised
for Monument. ,
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. Announcement was
made today of the completion of the fund
of $600,000 for the erection of a National
monument to the late President McKln
ley. Alexander H. Revell, chairman of
the Illinois State Auxiliary of the McKIn
ley National Memorial Association, in a
report submitted to the state committee,
states that $30,000, the .proportion allotted
to Illinois, had been raised.
In New Tork. next Tuesday, the Na
tional trustees of the association will meet
and adopt a design for the monument.
Miss Rudolph May Recover.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 18. Tho con
dition of Mies MIna Rudolph, leading lady
of tho James T. Powers "'San Toy" Com
pany, who was seriously Injured In an au
tomobile accident yesterday, is reported
critical. Miss Rudolph has not yet en
tirely recovered consciousness, and is still
having slight hemorrhages of the ears.
The attending physician states that unless
more serious complications arise sho will
Fairbanks to See Football Game.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Nov. IS. Senator
Fairbanks and' wife passed through Pitts
burg tonight en route to New Haven,
where they "will see hc Tale-Harvard
football game tomorrow.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds. '
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 52
degrees; minimum, 43. Precipitation, 0.21
America will benefit 'I largely by new naval
programme of Rus-rfo. Page 1.
Stoessel asks for ammunition, and Russia, or
ders every risk be taken to meet his require
ments. Page L
Booming of .cannon is heard at Mukden.
Pago 1. '
American Federation of Labor votes the Pall
River, Mass., strikers $75,000. Page 1.
National Founders' Association outlines new
open-shop plan it has adopted. Page 6.
National Irrigation Congress Indorses 1005 Ex
position and adopts & number of important
resolutions. Page 1.
Four people are killed and a score injured by a
eeries of explosions at Chicago gas works.
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, will be offered a
place on the Civil Service Commission when
he retires. Pago S.
Secretary of Interior Hitchock will refuse to
see Father Schell when he comes to prefer
charges against Indian Commissioner.
Great mass meeting Is held In Rome to protest
against ' the Innsbruck. Austria, affair.
Page 3. ,
War Minister Huertas, of Panama, resigns.
Hungarian Deputy creates a tumult In House
by threatening President with a pair of
scissors. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Continued improvement la livestock market.
Substantial rally In Chicago wheat pit near
close. Page 15.
Short flurry In New York stock market. Page
Trade reviews show steady improvement In
business. Pag 15.
Improvement i m rgr -mi, B j
Freight steamer "Mohawk, burns In Long Island
Sound. Page E.
Schooner Miller reaches Fort Townsend In bat
tered condition. Page 14.
PacMo Coast. '
Tillamook satoqn men fined for allowing gam.
bling in their places of business. Page 4.
Child In flamea runs to bedridden mother in
vain for aid. Page 4.
Incendiary fires old SaJem mill and. destroys
flax machinery. Page 4.
Fourteen miners killed by coal-gaa explosion In
Fernle, B. C, mine. Page. 4.
O. A. C. will not be able to play Captain
PiUd'ngton and Halfback. Root. Page 7.
Pacific University loses game to Willamette by
.a score of 3S to O. Page ,
Another long shot wins at Oakland. Page 7.
Teams ready for football contest this after
noon. Page 7.
Portland and San Francisco play tie game and
stop for darknss. Page 7.
Portland aad Vicinity.
Visiting railway officials well pleased with
Lewis and Clark Fair. Page 11.
Attorney Ed Mendenhatt fined for contempt of
court. Page 14. ' "
Hold-up men get off wth conviction for-slmple
assault. Pago 12.
Citizens' Alliance refuses to accept peace plan
of Federated Trades. Page 16.
Tanner-Creek sewer Investigated behind closed
doers. Page 14. i
National Grange will confer three degrees to-
day. Page 10. .
Grand jury retams latdlctsient in poolroom
case. Fuse M.
America Will Get Rus
GREAT JAW 18 PLANNED
Plant Directed fay Yankee
Brains Is Desired.
WILL BE BUILT ON THE NEVA
British Firms Find Their Advances
Not Cordially Received Some
United States Yard Likely to
Build One Battleship.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 19, 2:05 A. M.
America is likely to profit, both, directly
and indirectly, from the execution of the
large naval programme which Russia is
now elaborating. Tho vital importance
of sea power has been Russia's bitterest
lesson of tho war, and the government is
fully determined that the maintenance of
the empire's position In future as a first
class power will be impossibles without an
adequate navy. If the losses the Pacific
fleet has already sustained should be fol
lowed by disaster to Vice-Admiral Ro
jestvensky's squadron it will be neces
sary not only to rebuild the whole navy,
but to increase Its strength.
The Immensity of the task seems to bo
fully appreciated. "While some of the
contracts will bo placed abroad, owing to
the limited facilities of Russian yards
and it Is expected that at least ono big
ship will be constructed In America the
Admiralty's plans will be directed toward
ultimate divorce from dependence upon
foreign shipbuilders by the organization
at home of vast shipbuilding, armor
plate, ordnance and kindred industries.
Not Cordial to British Firms.
For this purpose, it is realized how
ever, that foreign builders and specialists
must bo attracted, and some alluring
prospects are likely to present them
selves. Tickers Sons and Maxim and
Armstrong, "Whltforth & Co., Limited, of
England, havo already made advances,
hut owing to the anti-English sentiment.
British- firms "are not meeting-with a vety
cordial reception. The disposition is-ta
turn toward France, Germany and t the
United States, and a great plant at Libau
or on tho banks of the Neva, directed by
American "brains, and possibly In associa
tion with French and German enterprise.
Is one of the possibilities of the near
Among the Americans here negotiating
with tho Russian government is J. Wil
son, who Is trying to sell an Invention of
smokeless powder perfected by a Scotch
man named; Archbold, who once was a
resident of the United States. The par
ticular merit of the powder, It is alleged.
which is adapted to heavy artillery. Is a
quick drying quality, ordinary smokeless
powder taking several months to dry.
Theodore S. Darling, who has options
on the dynamite guns at San Francisco,
which were recently Bold by tho United
States, Is trying to negotiate their sale to
Russia with a view to their shipment to
BLOW UP ARSENAL.
Japanese Succeed in Destroying Mag
azine at Port Arthur.
TOKIO, Nov. 13. A telegram from
rojl reports the destruction of an
other Russian arsenal and magazine at
Port Arthur. The Japanese discovered,
it is said, the location of the arsenal, and
centered their artillery Are upon It. After
dropping 200 shells In the vicinity, they
succeeded in blowing It up. The Japanese
are widening their gaps and are using
them to move their guns forward.
The Russians continue their spirited sor
ties, using hand grenades in their attacks
upon the enemy.
STO.ESSEL WANTS AMMUNITION
Russia Will Meet His Requirement
- at Any Cost.
, LONDON, Nov. 13. The Dally Mall's St.
li'etersDurg correspondent says Lieuten
ant-General stoessel expresses a firm
conviction that ha will be able to hold
out at Port Arthur until the Baltic squad
ron arrives In March, on the condition
that he Is supplied with munitions and
stores. The government tho correspond
ent aaas, nas instructed its agents aoroad
to supply Lieutenant-General Stoessel's
requirements at any cost.
Press Eulogizes Stoessel.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18. The news
papers today devote long articles to praise
of Lieutenant-General Stoessel and the
heroic garrison of Port Arthur and to &
general indorsement of the movement
started at KiafE for-a' national .subscrip
tion in behalf of the fernlies of the killed
and surviving fticeta
MANY RESERVISTS DESERTING.
Polish Reservists Continue to Cause
EPECIAL CABLE TO. THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAN.
ST. PETERSBURGNov. 18. Despite
the sincere efforts o?the authorities to
suppress the tendency of the Polish re
servists to engage In riots or desert, the
conditions continue as threatening as
heretofore. In some districts they have
even grown worse. Hundreds of deser-
tlons occur dally. The deserters cross
the frontier Into Germany and Austria
and drop out of sight. ' One district In
Russian Poland, which was to furnish 200
men, could only muster eight. In another
an officer shot himself because he could
not produce one of the 40 men he was ex
pected to send to his superiors.' In some
Instances tho riots are provoked by the
failure of the local authorities to provide
properly for the comfort of tfae reservists.
One detachment refused to start aad "es
' gaged In serious rictiaj? kMiw the xaii-
road cars were not provided with stoves.
The men had not forgotten the ghastly
tales about soldiers frozen to death In the
railway carriages, owing to absence of
RESERVES TO BE MOBILIZED.
St. Petersburg Troops Can Be Spared
ST. PETERSBURG, Nor. 19, 2:05 A. M.
Emperor Nicholas will leave for Cau
casus on December 3 to bid farewell to
tha Circassian Cavalry. The mobilization
of reservists of St. Petersburg, it is ex
pected, will j be announced next week.
"While tho reservists of the province In
which St. Petersburg Is included were
called to the colors some time ago, the
actual mobilization at the Russian capital
has been postponed as long as possible.
It Is reported on' apparently good author
ity that the meeting of the Zemstvos,
which was scheduled for today, has been
CANNON BOOM NEAR MUKDEN.
Russians Do Not Believe, However,
a General Fight Has Begun.
MUKDEN. Nov. 18. On the morning of
November 17, after a long silence, the dis
tant roar or cannon was neard, Dut wnere
the fighting occurred is not yet known.
There I3 no assurance yet that It means
that a general fight Is beginning. No ex
citement is yet displayed among Russian
officers or Chinese here.
Discontent of Coreans Increasing.
P0SSD3T BAT, Siberia, Nov. 18. Ac
cording to estimates made here, exclusive
of the men atjthelr Yalu River positions,
the Japanese have 25,000 men in Corea,
including 600 at Gensan, 2300 at Hamheung
ana aciacuracnui ax xxtuutiyuub, wucuw.
scouting parties go as far as Houkchen-
The discontent of the coreans is increas
ing. It is reported there will be armed
resistance to the Japanese. A fierce gale
is raging off this coast.
Army of Bandits Aiding Japanese.
HARBIN, Nov. 18. The report is circu
lated here tonight that 2000 Chinese ban
dits under Japanese ofHcers are moving
toward the railroad communications be
low Tie Pass.
Subscriptions to Japanese Loan.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18. The. sub
scription list for the Japanese loan has
been closed In this city. The total amount
subscribed hero Is nearly $1,400,000.
Division of Baltic Fleet Reported.
FAKKEBERG. Denmark. Nov. 18. The
second division of the .Russian Baltic
squadron has arrived here and is an
chored near the .lighthouse.
Fort Can Hold Out Several Months.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 18. General
Stoessel has telegraphed to Emperor Nich
olas that Port Arthur can noia out sev
THEY DEMAND Bid DAMAGES.
British Fishermen Expect to Be Well
Paid for North Sea Outrage.
HULL, England, Nor. 18. The Board of
Trade inquiry into the actual occurrences
off Dosrcerbfuik'Qcto'her 23 tclowd. with
yesterday's sessidn, and! th6 commission
ers win report to me xsou.ru ot xmua uu
tho subject as speedily as possible.
The court today heard evidence regard
ing the financial circumstances of the
killed and injured fishermen and those de
pendent on them, and claims were put in.
Among others. Skipper "Whelpton, of. the
Mlno. claimed 5750 for Injuries to his
health and shock to his nervous system
and $2500 for saving the Mlno when she
was unseaworthy. The skipper of the Gull
claimed $230 for Injury to his health and
510.000 for saving the Uve3 of the crew of
the Crane. Others claimed from 5250 to
The injured engineers of the Crane ask
for 55000 to 57300 each.
The next session of the board of Inquiry
will be held In London to consider the
wider question of- general damage conse
quent upon the firing- of the Russian war
ships upon the fishing eet.
BRITAIN IS HOLDING OUT.
French Word for "Blame" Necessary
to Complete North Sea Commission.
LONDON, Nov. IS. Great Britain has
not yet accepted the modifications of the
North Sea convention, proposed by Rus
sia. The draft of the ponvention, which
has now had an Interesting career, is in
London, and proposals and counter pro
posals on the subject of the wording con
tinue to be exchanged between the British
Foreign Office and the Russian Embassy.
A satisfactory conclusion of these ex
changes Is anticipated shortly, though it
probably will bo next week before the con
vention Is actually signed. One of the
chief difficulties is to find a satisfactory
equivalent in French for the English word
Will Not Apply to Future Disputes.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. IS. The state
ment in these dispatches yesterday that
a supplementary article in the Anglo-Rus
sian North Sea. convention will cover any
similar misunderstandings in the future
was inconsequent. Tho French text, pre
pared by Russia, which Is a compromise
between the original English and the
French text proposed by Russia, Is now
under consideration by the British gov
It Is probable that Russia will send-a
fifth officer detached from tho transport
Kamtchatka to Paris, will testify to see
ing torpedo-boats 30. miles behind the bat
tleship division, and to wireless messages
which were exchanged with the flagship.
American Policy Pleases Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nor. IS. At the
Admiralty here, great' pleasure is ex
pressed over the disposition manifested
by &e Commander of the United States
cruiser New Orleans at Chefoo to Join
In the protection of the Russian torpedo-
boat destroyer Raatoropny against the
repetition of the Ryeshltelni affair, but
this time me usgians were determined to
take no chance of their vessel being cut
out, and Commander Pelem's advices to
the Admiralty confirm the report that he
was under orders to blow up- the Raato
ropny if the Japanese appeared off the
POLICE ORDER KEGR0ES AWAY
Reno Will Make All of Them Go to
End Reign of Terror.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Reno, Nev says: The
Chief of Police has issued an order that
all negroes must leave town within 24
hours. Already over a dozen negroes have
obeyed the command, and more are leav
ing by every train. This order Is the re
sult of a number of depredations com
mitted by negroes in Reno during the
last few weeks.
George Burns was the first offender. He.
attempted to assault a white girl and
narrowly escaped lynching. He was sen
toBoed to 15 years In- the penitentiary. . '
FAIR IS IN FAVOR
CONGRESS ELEGT8 OFFICERS
Oregon Men Are Given Prom
LAND-LAW REFORMS URGED
Repeal of the Timber and Stone- and
Desert Land Acts Is Declared Nec
essary to Reservation of Do
main to Homeseekers.
RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS.
Approving' the Lewis and Clark Ex
position. Declaring- for the repeal o timber and
stone and desert land acts and the com
mutation clause of the homestead law.
Onnnlnff- all lunM tf lanrf r)n
Permitting states to organize lrto dis-
tricts for the sale of irrigation lands.
Urging forest planting on denuded t
watersheds, with the view of Increasing
the value of streams.
EL PASO. Nov. 18. Thex National Irri
gation Congress today Indorsed the Lewis
and Clark Exposition, elected officers,
passed a number of Important resolutions
and adjourned to meet in Portland, Or.,
In 1305. The officers as recommended by
the committee on permanent organization
were unanimously elected. They are:
President, Governor George C. Pardee,
First vice-president. Judge L. M. Shurt
liffe, of Utah.
Second vice-president, Congressman J..
Third vice-president, BL L. Smith, of
The following rice-presidents and mem
bers of the executive committee, were
Vice-presiQentST-NjBvada, F. G. New
lands, Reno; Utah, J. H. Smith, Salt
Lake; "Washington, Cyrus Happy, Spo
kane; Arizona, Dwlght B. Heard,
Phoenix; Colorado, F. H. Brandenburg,
Denver; Oregon, Thomas G. Hailey, Pen
dleton; California, Sclpio Craig, Redlands.
Members of executive committee Ne
vada, J. M. Jones, Reno; Utah, J. F. Kie
sel, Ogden; "Washington, H. G. Scudder,
North Spokane; Colorado, A. F. Francis,
Cripple Creek; Oregon, A. King "Wilson,
Portland; California, C. B. Booth, Los
C. B. Booth, of Los Angeles, was re
elected chairman of the executive com
mittee and authorized to select a vice
chairman. J. T. Richardson, of Portland,
was elected secretary.
For Repeal of Timber and Stone Act.
Among the most important resolutions
passed was one demanding the repeal of
the stone and timber act, the preamble
of which reads:
"It is tho sens of this congress that
the remaining public domain should be
sacredly reserved to all the people of the
United States and rigidly reserved for
Congress 13 commended for withdraw
ing 40,000,000 acres of arid land and 80,000.
000 acres of forest lands from entry, and
the repeal of the desert land law Is urged,
together with that of the timber and
stone act, the commutation clause of the
homestead act, and a substitute is of
fered for the law regulating the sale of
stumpage. As a substitute for the desert
land law It is desired to permit individuals
as actual settlers to enter on. only 160
acres. Other resolutions adopted were:
Approving the Lewis and Clark Expo
.sitlon; opposing all Issues of land scrip;
urging Government purchase of all lands'
in the limit of forest reserves; favorlng-non-lnterest-bearing
loans by the Govern
ment to an irrigation 7fund to be used by
the Secretary of the Interior and repaid
under the provisions of the irrigation law.
State irrigation Districts.
Urging a law permitting states to or
ganize into districts for the sale of irri
gation lands, "and upon approval by the
Secretary-of the Interior to be allowed to
employ the engineers of- the reclamation
Favoring legislation to aid beet-sugar
Declaring that the. "presence of the
delegates from the sister Republic of Mex
ico has strengthened the bond between
the two countries, and In appreciation ot
the cordial treatment accorded this con
gress while on Mexicansoll we cordially
Invite the Republic ot Mexico to send a
delegation to the Portland Congress.'1
Expressing confidence in tho reclama
tion engineers, forestry and weather ser
vice officials, and thanking them.
Thanking President Roosevelt for hi
letters and for his Interest In' irrigation,
and approving his policy on this subject.
Commending the work of the "Weather
Bureau in compiling a-climatological al
manac. Urging that the remaining public do
main tie reserved to homeseekers.
Urging an appropriation for forest plant
ing on denuded watersheds, with the vlew
of increasing the value of streams still
flowing and renewing those which have
Urging a consolidation of all Govern
ment forestry work in the Departrment-of.
Carnegie Library for Ngro.
ATLANTA, Ga.v Nor. 13. An offer of
510,000 has been made- to Atlanta by An
drew Carnegie for a. separate library- for