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VOL. XLIV. IsTO. 13,719.
POBTLAOT, OKEGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HOST LINES WHY
Goes to Church.
CROWDS QUIET' AT FIRST
Pent-Up.Enthusiasm Breaks Out
.at Church Door,
PARTY DRIVEN OVER ST. LOUIS
Secret Service Officers Very Much
Engaged While Keeping Back Au
tomobllists Who Would Pass
ST. IiOUIS, Nov. 27. In sharp contrast
with the strenuous experience ol yester
day, when a hurricane effort was made to
view the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
in nine hours, President Roosevelt's time
today was passed quietly and unevent-
fully. Rest and recuperation from the
fatigue of Saturday constituted today al
most the sole idea of the President and
Mrs. Roosevelt and thelr'immedlate party.
After a late breakfast at the residence
of William H. Thompson, treasurer of the
exposition- company, who entertained the
President, Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Alice
Roosevelt, Secretary and Mrs. Loeb and
Dr.P. M. Rlxey, the President and party
attended divine services at 11 o'clock' In
the Second Presbyterian Church. It was
known that the President would attend
the morning service at this church, and
long before the hour of his arrival the
streets in that vicinity were banked with
people almost from curb to curb.
Crowd Is Quiet at House.
The crowd was handled admirably, how
ever, and gave the big force of police and
secret service officers no trouble. A con
siderable crowd assembled also near the
Thompson residence. As the President
and. Mrs. Roosevelt descended the steps
of the residence to enter their carriage the
people respectfully uncovered, but there
was no noisy demonstration. The silence
on-this day was appreciated by the Presi
dent. Both ho and 3Jfs,- Roosevelt Ac
knowledged the .silent salutation of tho
crowd, the former by tipping his hat and
the latter by bowing and smiling.
Careful precautions were taken by the
officers to Insure the personal safety of
the President. "Watchfulness was not re
laxed for an instant. The President's car
riage was surrounded by secret service of
ficers, and two picked sergeants of the
Eighth United States Cavalry rode, one on
each side of the carriage, both going to
and from the church.
Cheers at. Church Door.
When the President's carriage stopped
at the church entrance the crowd could
restrain Its friendly feeling no longer.
Hearty cheers were given for the Presi
dent, which he acknowledged by tipping
his hat. He was met at the entrance by
the officers of the church, who escorted
him and Mrs. Roosevelt and other mem'
bers of the party to pews on the right
front of the auditorium, which had been
reserved for them.
The service was conducted and the ser
mon preached by Rev. S. J. Niccolls,
D. D., pastor of the church, the lesson be
ing read by the assistant pastor. The
subject of Dr. Niccolls discourse was the
glory of the kingdom of God and the
progress it is making In the world. No
reference was made by the pastor in his
Bermon to the President, and only the
usual supplication was offered In his
final prayer for the safety and wise con
duct of the President of the United
Presidential Party Leaves First.
At the conclusion of the service, how
ever. Dr. NIccols requested the congrega
tion to remain seated while the President
and his party retired from the church.
The President was well on his way to the
residence of Mr. Thompson, therefore, be
fore the congregation had left the church
After luncheon the President and Mrs.
Roosevelt received Informally a few per
sonal friends, who called merely- to pay
their respects. The President also greeted
one of his former comrades in the Rough
Riders, Private Schroeder, of Muskogee,
I. T., who is now conected with tho Indian
police of tho territory. He had come to
St. Louis expressly to see the President.
Driven Over the City.
At 4 o'clock the party went for an ex
tended drive. In tho carriage were Pres!
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt, Secretary Loeb
and Mayor Wells of St. Louis. Other
members of the party followed the car
riage. The drive extended through Forest
Park and over tho residential boulevards
In that section of the city. It was 5:S0
o'clock when the President returned to
Mr. Thompson's residence.
As soon as tho President was recognized
in his carriage people followed him in ve
hicles of all sorts, principally automobiles.
Many of the drivers of tho automobiles
endeavored to pass the President's car
riage, but they were cut off in every in
stance by the secret service officers, who
had a lively time In keeping them back.
On his return trip tho President was fol
lowed by a procession containing more
than 200 vehicles.
Francis Has a Fair Party.
President Francis of the exposition com
pany, who started with the President'
party on the drive, left it after a time and
in company with 6ome others of the party
visited the art gallery on the exposition
grounds. Among President Francis'
pieats on this little trip were Governor
Van Sent, of Minnesota, and Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Robinson, the President's broth
er-ln-law and sister.
Tonight the President and Mrs. Roose
velt, Miss Roosevelt. Secretary and Mrs.
Loeb, Dr. Rlxey and Mr. and Mrs. Thomp
son were entertained at dinner at
o'clock by Mr. and Mrs. Francis at their
residence. After the dinner the President
and party returned to the Thompson resi
dence. At 10:13 they left in carriages for
tho exposition grounds, where their spe
cial train had been held awaiting their
departure for Washington.
PARTY STARTS FOR HOME.
Extra Precautions Taken Against Ac
cidents to the Train.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27. Promptly on
schedule time, the special train carrying
President Roosevelt, his wife and daugh
ter, and the other members of his party,
departed from the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition, where it had been, parked
since the arrival of the Presidential party
Saturday morning, for Washington, at
12:01 this morning.
None of the party had retired when
the train left the Exposition grounds, and
Just before the signal was given to the
engineer to start the return Journey,
President Roosevelt walked to the rear
observation platform, where he was im
mediately joined by the other gentle
men in the party. About the car were
stationed nearly 100 members of the local
police force, besides the two companies
of regulars that have formed the Presi
dent's guard during his visit to the
World's Fair. President Roosevelt
walked to the rear rail of the observa
tion platform, and said:
"I thank you, gentlemen, for the kind
attention you have shown me during my
visit to St. Louis, and I appreciate it
Just as the train started President
"Good 'night, all," as did the other
members of tho party who were on the
The same precautions were taken to
guard the departure of the Presidential
special from accidents as were taken on
Its arrival. A pilot engine preceded it
out of the administration entrance to
the World's Fair grounds and over the
tracks of the Rock Island system to
Union Boulevard Junction, when the
train proceeded over the tracks of the
Wabash to the Union station yards.
There the special was taken In charge
by the St. Louis Terminal Railroad Asso
The tunnel route was avoided by taking
the train over the Merchants' bridge, in
stead of crossing the Mississippi on the
tads bridge. From the eastern end of
the Merchants' bridge the train was taken
over the tracks of the Illinois Transfer
Company to The Willows, where it was
switched upon the tracks of the "Van
dalia Railroad and the run to the Na
tion's capital really begun.
JAPANESE OVER, TEE BUN.
Rivers Will Soon Bear the Weight of
SPECIAL CABLE TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OP.EGONIAN.
TOKIO, Nov. 2S. News received from
the region of the Shakhe indicates that
the Japanese have been across the Hun
River. Further reports are to the effect
that the Russian outposts on the right
bank of the Shakhe were within 300 yards
of the Japanese picket line. Frequent
exchange of gun flre occurred and minor
atttacks are quite every-day .affairs. Tho
rivers will soon, be .frozen sufficiently to
bear the weight of the heavy transport
wagons. The following report has been
received from Field Marshal Oyama:
"From the night of tho 25th to the morn
ing of the 26th bodies of the enemy's In
fantry attacked us in the vicinity of
Signlutsu, Fagsig and Shaotukau. All
these attacks were repulsed. In the
afternoon of the 26th the enemy's artil
lery east of Tasha hotly cannonaded us,
but we suffered no injury.
"The greater part of the village of
Changtsaimun has been burned by the
EUSSIA WELL COPY AMERICA.
Free-Land Scheme is to Be Carried
Out in Siberia.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 27. A project
for applying tho American scheme of free
land for settlers In Siberia in order to
attract colonization from the congested
districts of European Russia is attracting
raucn ravorable comment. The plan as
proposed follows closely the American
Russia Would End Trade War.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 27. As soon
as the new Russo-German treaty is rati
fied Russia expects to open negotiations
for the revision of commercial treaties
with other powers. One of the most Im
portant results, doubtless, will be the end
ing of the trade war with the United
States, which arose over the Imposition of
a countervailing duty on Russian sugar a
few years ago. Russia retaliated, impos
ing the maximum duty on American
goods, practically ending American im
portations and destroying the growing
Russian market for American manufac
tured goods. Tho loss of American trade
has been about $10,000,000 annually.
DIAZ' NAME WELL KNOWN.
Mexican Vice-President Pleased
Attention Shown Him.
MEXICO CITY. Nov. 27. Vlce-Presl
dent Corral in an Interview today reiter
ated his pleasure at the reception every
where accorded him In tho United States.
"The most gratifying reature of my
trip was the evidence which. I received of
tho good will felt by tho cultured class
in tho United States toward my country.
"The name or General Diaz was as
much a household word In the United
States as It is in Mexico. My gratitude
for the courtesy and kindness with which
I was treated, both by the American au
thorities and prominent classes of socie
ty, is profound."
BIBLES ABE GIVEN BACK.
Porte Gives Orders Not to Touch
Books From America.
CONSTANTINOPLE; Nov. 27. The Porte
has issued -orders to the authorities at
Treblzond to cease Interference with the
sale of American Bibles, and to restore
those that have been seized.
Students Ceasing Their Rioting.
BUDAPEST, Nov. 27. As a result of
the order of tho director of the university
forbidding students to participate In po
lltical demonstrations, which yesterday
culminated in rioting in which several
students were injured. It was-feared that
there would be further trouble today, but
the big meeting of thg opposing" parties
was held and dispersed quietly after
speeches had been made by Francis Kos
suth. Count Apponyi and others violent
ly denouncing Premier Tlsza.
Discussion Is Now Rife
PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT
Special Session of Congress
Will Probably Be Called.
REPUBLICANS WILL DECIDE
Democrats Are in Such Minority That
Their Views Do Not Receive Much
Consideration Roosevelt Is
Getting at the Facts.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Nov. 27. Tariff revision Is the all
absorbing topic of discussion among Sena
tors and Representatives who are drifting
into "Washington. Of course everybody un
derstands that there will be no tariff legis
lation attempted at the approaching short
session, but there is a strong desire on the
part of many, and a fear on the part of
others, that the President will call an ex
tra session of Congress immediately after
March 4, for the purpose of cutting down
certain tariff schedules. If there is to be
tariff revision, it must be done by the new
Congress, and as the next House, like the
next Senate, will be overwhelmingly Re
publican, the -tariff views of Democrats do
not receive much consideration in "Wash
ington just now.
Republicans are divided on tho tariff
question, as they have been for neveral
years past. One element, including men
from the Middle "West, some from New
England and others from the Far "West,
are clamoring for revision, and, with one
exception, they want the rates cut. Rep
resentative McCleary. of Minnesota,
Republican, Is In favor of tariff revision,
but he, out of the entire membership of
Congress, alone advocates an increase in
the tariff rates.
The remainder of the Republicans, in
eluding many of the most influential men
in both bodies, are opposed to any inter
ference with the tariff, and state very.
plainly that 'one. of the things that con
tributcd to the great Republican victory
on November S was the assurance
given by the party leaders that they
Intended to "stand pat," These Republi
cans declare that the "stand-pat" policy
applied particularly to the tariff, and ar
gue that it would be a breach of faith,
after having secured the confidence of the
people, to violate a pledge (Implied, at
least) by cutting down tariff rates.
Not at tie Short Session.
Considerable speculation is being indulged
in as to what stand the President intends
to take. No one seems to know his atti
tude, and there has been no authorized
statement showing how the President
views the situation. "Well-Informed men
however, seem solidly of the opinion that
in his forthcoming message to Congress
the President will touch very lightly on
the tariff question, and make no recom
mendation as to a change of schedules,
But as to what the Preeldent intends to
do after March 4 there is far
more doubt. In one ear he received ad
vice from prominent Republicans to the
effect that ho must leave the tariff alone,
In the other ear he hears from equally
prominent Republicans that the time has
come when the tariff must be revised.
Each side feels confident that tho Presi
dent is with them, yet neither has any
Advocates of tariff revision believe that
this is tho time for reducing rates on those
goods which no longer need protection, or
which would not suffer by a reduction In
the tariff. The revisionists are willing to
wait until after March 4, and consider the
question in extra session, but they are
decidedly opposed to letting tho matter go
over until the long session, a year from
now. They fear that to revise the tariff
immediately before the Congressional
election of 1906 would mean the wiping out
of the immense Republican majority in
tho House of Representatives.
It has generally proven true that when
ever the tariff has been revised Just be
fore an election, the party in power has
suffered at tho polls, often because the
new schedules have not had a fair trial.
Demand for an Extra Session.
Tho tariff tinkerers are therefore anx
ious for an extra session, first, because. It
will put the revised tariff into operation
that much sooner, and secondly because
revision In the extra session will not be so
apt to cost the Republicans the House, as
would revision a year and a half from
now. Then, too, they recognize that if
Congress Is called in extra session by
President Roosevelt immediately after his
inauguration, there will be a general dis
position to take up and dispose of the mat
ter In hand and get away, wnereas u tar
iff reform is put off until the Tegular ses
sion, it will mean endless and uselesss de
bate in tho Senate, and will carry the ses
sion well into the Summer.
If, on the other hand, stand-pat argu
merits prevail, there will be no extra ses
sion, and there will be no tariff tinkering
in the first regular session of the 5Sth Con
gress. which is equivalent to saying there
will be no revision by the B3th Congress
at all. Tho principal argument of the
stand-matters is that the country is just
novr enjoying phenomenal prosperity, bus
iness is flourishing, times -are good, work
is plenty. They insist that any .inter
ference with the tariff, , no matter ' how
slight It may be, will disturb business and
lh the end" there will be no material gain
by the general public.
They add to this the argument, that
"stand-pat" means to let the tariff alone,
if it means anything, and inasmuch as
"stand-pat" was the party slogan In the
late campaign which resulted In an un
precedented victory, they Insist that it
would be highly Improper to abandon the
"stand-pat" policy and cut down tariff
Another argument of the stand-patters
Is this: The country, under its present
tariff,- has warded off the ten-yoar panic,
which was due in 1903. If this disaster
could be averted under the high-tariff
rates now prevailing, and if business could
continue along most prosperous lines, then
why do anything to Interfere with such
splendid conditions, they ask.
Intermingled with talk of tana: revis
ion Is discussion of the prospects of reci
procity with Canada. It Is the unbiased
opinion of impartial men, who have ob
served the course of public events, that
Canadian reciprocity is as far from con
summation as it was ten years ago.
There is a loud clamor for Canadian
reciprocity from New England, and Jtrom
few other portions of the country, but
it seems Improbable that Canada would ac
cept reciprocity on such term3 as this
country would offer, and It is equally
certain that tho United States would not
be willing- to accept terms offered by the
Dominion government. The interests of
the United States and Canada are too
much alike to permit of the negotiation
of a reciprocity treaty, acceptable to both
governments. It is not generally believed
that anything will be accomplished in
President Will Have Strong Say.
Until President Roosevelt defines his at
titude on the question of tariff revision
nothing definite will be known as to what
Congress will do. If the President con
cludes that the tariff should be revised.
and. of course, revised by Its friends.
there is not the slightest doubt but what
Congress will follow out any recommen
dations the President may make.
On the contrary, if the President is not
convinced of the necessity for revision
and falls to call an extra session of Con
gress, there is little likelihood that thero
will be any tariff revision by the 59th
Congress. If an attempt is made, without
the aid of the President, to put through
a revision bill, it w(ll not be openly op
posed by the anti-revision Republican
leaders, but will be quietly held back.
postponed from time to time, until the
end of the session, when It will be laid
away to sleep In a convenient pigeon
If the tariff revisionists, on their own
responsibility, should succeed in getting
a bill through the next House of Repre
sentatives, and the President showed no
interest in the matter, it would be put
to sleep in the Senate, but not by open
opposition. It would die the death of tho
famous "statehood bill."
Learning the True Conditions.
Meanwhile, while speculation Is being
freely Indulged in, the President Is in
quiring carefully into the tariff question.
aiming to leam the true conditions, so
that he may intelligently determine what
course .to pursue. He will not Jump at a
conclusion; he will not be carried away
by the enthusiasm of one faction or the
other, but is determined to get to the
bottom facts and to then act as his judg
The President will have an excellent op
portunlty during the short session this
"Winter to ascertain the views of Repub
licans from all parts of the.countryt and
these -views will be very helpful to him
In forming a final conclusion. ,
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Partly cloudy, with occasional rain
southwesterly . winds.
ist1RDA.X'& Maximum temperature. 60
deg.; minimum, 4S. Precipitation. 0.64 inch.
Ire!deBt at St. Louis.
Enthusiastic crowds line the Way of the Pres
ident as be soea to attend church In St.
louJsl Pace 1.
Presidential train starts for "Washington Just
alter nuamgnt. Page 1.
War la Far East.
Defeat of charging swordsmen before the forts
at Port Arthur. Page 4.
Skirmishing In Manchuria under cover of
enow storms. Page 4.
Japanese are slid to have crossed the River
nun. Page 1.
aieetlns ef Japanese Diet.
Prem!er'Katsum says his countrymen," ai a a
umC on the war. Page&nv ---
Eufllclent funds will bW voted for carrying on
Text of the declaration appointing a commis
sion to place the blame for the North Sea,
Incident. Page 3.
Russian elatesman says Zemstvo programme
will not be carried out at present. Pago 3,
British colliers warned about supplying vessels
of war by Lord Lantdowne. Page 3.
Special session of Congress will undoubtedly
be called to act on revision of the tariff.
Secretary of War Taft arrives at Panama, and
Is received by President Amador. Page 3.
General W. II. Odell charges roobery of Oregon
school fund to Secretary of the Interior
Hitchcock. Page 4.
Mysterious German, arrested for hotel theft,
commits suicide In Cincinnati. O., jail.
Colonel R- F. Cleaves shot by an assassin. In
Kew Mexico as he took supper -with
friend. Page 4.
Three young people from Colorado Springs lost
on Pike s Peak, for a night. Page 4.
Five men In Washington want ,Senatorship.
Georgia Republican says the solution of the
race question la In sight. Page 1.
Barkentlne Quickstep Is derelict; crew rescued
by the Tamplco. Page 1.
Session of Idaho-Oregon T. M. C A. Craven
tlon at Salem. Page 5.
Weber accused of Auburn, Cal., bank robbery;
money found on borne place. Page 5.
( S per la.
.Los Angeles excited over possibility of win
ning the pennant. - Page O.
Pennant claimed by Tigers; .Fisher arranging
for post-series games. Page 0.
Portland Browns win the last game of the.
season. Page 0.
Portland as d Vlclslry.
Salmon combine may be formed on Puget
Sound. Page 8.
Three men arrested by detectives for firing
lodging-bouse. Page 14.
Land Commissioner Richards arrives tonight
to testify In conspiracy case. Page .8.
Opinions differ as to whether local-option act
repealed special acts, m municipal cnarters.
Amendment will be proposed to charter
xals salary of City Engineer. Page 12.
Dr. Cresaey. speaks oa the natural rights
wosaea. Pae 8.
Dr. Calhoun .gives reason for scarcity of theo
logical stsoe&ts. P&se 12.
I WANT TOGA
Senatorial Fight Will Be
FOSTER IS THE TOPLINER
Washington West "Side Will
ELECTION'S BIG - INFLUENCE
So Many Republicans Now in Legisla
ture That More Votes to Elect
Are Needed Than Before
King a Minor Factor.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 27. Staff Cor
respondence.) No man has ever yet been
elected to the United States Senate from
the State of "Washington without a vivid
and ofttlmes painful recollection of the
fact that he had been in a fight. The poli
ticians of this state are a "scrappy" lot.
and In none, of the previous Senatorial
fights have there been such elaborate
preparations as are now being1 made for
the big battle that Is scheduled for Olym-
plt in January.
There are at this time five candidates-
Sweeny, Foster, Piles, "Wilson and Furth
In addition to a number of others who
may be mentioned in tne final result as
among tho "also rans." It Is early yet for
an accurate forecast on the probable
strength of these respective leaders In the
race, but from confidential advices, which
I trust I am not.violatlng, I have checked
up a total of 175 votes already pledged to
the leading candidates.
Of course this is about 40 votes in excess
of the maximum voting strength of the
Legislature, and there are also a number
of "mavericks" on whom it is definitely
known that no branding iron has de
scended. It Is the difficulty In accurately
placing these duplicated and triplicated
members in tho Senatorial line-up, as well
as the few who have not yet been counted
by any of the campaign leaders, that
makes the final outcome of this coming
Senatorial fight more of a puzzle than any
of ti predecessors.
Senator Foster, not yet being classed
with the "has-beens" or the "may-bes,"
Is generally granted the courtesy of first
mention in a discussion of the Senatorial
situation on this side of the Cascade
Mountains. For a starter, be undoubtedly
has more vote3 than any of the other
leading candidates mentioned, but the
number is Insufficient to elect, and with
so" many formidable candidates in the
field It will not be an easy matter to se
cure enough to make up the shortage.
More Votes to Elect Now.
The overwhelming Republican victory in
the state landed so many Republicans in
tho Legislature that it will require
greater number of votes to elect than in
any previous Senatorial contest. As the
task of securing the last ten or a dozen
needed has never been, easy in tho past, it
is easy to understand the difficulties In the
way of a man. who must round up a great
er number than- ever before.
The Foster support is basing its hopes
of success on a quick election. "With tho
fairly formidable show of strength which
they hope to have massed and ready to
launch on the first ballot, they expect to
draw In enough of what Is known as the
"band-wagon" contingent to insure Fos
ter's re-election. This theory is all right.
but the difficulty will be In stampeding
this scattering vote that would like to be
in the band wagon. They are this year
more than ever liable to take a little time
in making sure that it is a band wagon,
and not a hearse, that has attracted them.
- It would, of course, be rank heresy for
a Pierce County man to admit that Fos
ter's chances are anything less than li
AL but it is not difficult to find an "under
current of sentiment that lacks the confi
dence of that-result which is noticeable
on tho surface. City and county pride
and loyalty will hold the legislative dele
gation from Pierce In line for Foster for
a few ballots, but, unless enough votes to
elect are forthcoming reasonably early,
success Is extremely doubtful.
Election Strengthened Piles
Mr. Sam Piles, of Seattle, is In a much
stronger position as a Senatorial candidate
than he was before tho election. Tnis Is
largely duo to the fact that he put up
great fight for Mead and the rest of the
state ticket in King County. He served
plain notice on his friends that his case
was hopeless unless the Republican ticket
was supported trom top to bottom. Much
of the credit for Mead's victory In King
County Is duo to tho -very effective work
of Piles, and under the circumstances
King could not do less than promise her
undying devotion to the Plies cause.
I Jang- County delegation, but this does not
Jihean as much as It did two years ago,
wJwsKarold Preston was fortified behind
n. wjfcar bulwark. Tho smaller number
of Jffipublicans in the Legislature two
yeara ago gave the King- County delega
tlon about one-fourth of the voting
strength of the Republicans on joint bal
lot, while this year the same sized dele
gation will represent less than one-fifth
of the voting strength of. the dominant
Preston also enlivened the fight with
much more outside strength than is "now
traceable to Piles. The Seattle candidate
ba3 his men tied up in an agreement to
stand by him until the end, and great
pressure will he brought to bear to keep
them In line.
The possibility of Pierce retaining- the
Senatorshlp la the bogle man which will
be "used to frighten the delegation into
continued loyalty, as Pierce is standing
pat for similar reasons regarding; Seattle,
there Is a possibility that the rest of the
members of the legislature may Jump uj
dark horse with strength enough to
break Into one or the other of these dele
gations and be elected. Dark horses,
however, are not yet under consideration
there are too many of a brighter hue to
May "Drop Harold."
"When Harold Preston was trying to
keep his political head above water with
out casting adrift from the railroad com
mission millstone which bung around his
neck, he was encouraged by the frequent
visits of Seattle "delegations" which came
down to Olympia to- aid the cause. Each
of these delegations contained from one
to a dozen (dependable on the size of the
delegation) Senatorial candidates avail
able and anxious to make the race "in
case it became advisable to drop Harold."
I do not know that similar conditions
will be noticeable In the case of the Piles
campaign, but the eloquent and magnetic
railroad attorney Is not the only Senator
ial candidate in King County. Ex-Senator
John I. "Wilson, who once performed the
political miracle of changing seven votes
into 70 and electing himself to the United
States Senate, is in the fight, and the
fact that the delegation is pledged to Mr.
Piles does not alter the fact that the
ex-Senator Is a factor to be reckoned
with. There Is a tendency in some quar
ters to underestimate the importance of
"Wilson In this contest, but, if King Coun
ty should tire of Ineffectual efforts to
elect Mr. Plies, "Wilson would, be logical
heir to that support, and could add to It
number of votes not at present obtain
able; by the Piles people.
In Stronger Position.
The ex-Senator Is certainly in a much
stronger position than in any of his pre
vious campaigns. His newspaper, the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, made a great
fight for the Republican ticket and has
been remarkably fair In its treatment of
the Piles candidacy. Of course, If in the
event of failure to land the prize, Mr.
Piles should prefer to be chief mourner
at a wake instead- of only a guest at a
feast, "Wilson will never have an oppor
tunity to test his strength.
The mention of Wilson as a Senatorial
candidate always brings to mind Jacob
Furth, the Seattle millionaire banker,
who Is also In the position of "Barkis'
when the Senatorshlp is mentioned.
have given Mr. "Wilson precedence over
Mr. Furth In this matter because Mr.
Furth has assured me that under no cir
cumstances would he be a candidate so
long as John L. "Wilson was In the race.
In the event, however, of Piles and "Wil
son, in the order named, retiring from
the fight, the business Interests of Seat
tle would undoubtedly make a great effort
to get Furth Into the game. For a starter
he would be unable to control as many
outside votes as are available for John I
"Wilson, but would probably add to his
strength if he became sufficiently in
West Side Against Sweeny.
The candidacy of Charles Sweeny Is not
uso seripusly-regardeJIliere as it Is east of
the mountains!. This . Is largely because
the leaders' of the "West Side . candidates
are under the impression that the Spokane
man is barred by geographical location.
The-tendency of the "West Side to mono
polize everything worth having has al
ways been noticeable in "Washington poli
tics, and even the election of an East
Side man to the Senate two years ago
has not dispelled this belief. At the
same time the Spokane candidate is given
full credit for formidable strength on hla
own side of the mountains, and if King
or Pierce could for a moment imagine
that they were to fall in .electing their
respective candidates, there would be
much uneasiness over bis candidacy.
There Is a friendly feeling for Sweeny In
the northwest and in.. the southwest, and
if the King-PIefce fight becomes too bit
ter, recognition of Sweeny's strength may
ibe forced on one or the other of these
The situation even at this early stage
of the game Is a most interesting one and
offers great opportunities for speculation
as to the final outcome. "Whoever wins
cut In the contest, it Is bound to be a
lively mill from tho tap of the gong.
E. "W.. "W,
BUBONIC PLAGUE IN CHILI,
Consul Winans Charged WJth Giving
Improper Bills of Health.
liIMA. Peru. Nov. 27. It is reported here
that Senor Martinez, the Chilean Minister
to the United States", will request the
State Department at "Washington to can
eel theauthorizatlon of- Charles B. Wi
nans. American' Consul at Iqulque, to
take charge ad interim of the Peruvian
Consul at that place. The request, it Is
said, will be founded on a charge that
Mr. "Winans has given Improper bills of
health to steamers leaving Iqulque.
"While the prevalence of bubonic plague
has not been officially declared in Chile,
It Is said that there are cases that the
Chilean government daily-conceals in- or
der that steamers may not omit touching
at ports at which there aro no sanitary
regulations. Tbl3 alleged action is con
sidered a great peril to the Peruvian
coast, Panama and tho entire country
bordering- on the South Pacific Ocean
WHITE HOUSE .PEOGBAMME.
Dates Set for Receptions and Dinners
at First of Year.
"WASHINGTON, Nov., Zi. The pro
gramme of receptions and dinners at the
"White House for the season 1905 has been
announced as follows:
January 2, Monday New Tear recep
tion. 11 A. M. to 1:30 P. M.
January 5, Thursday Cabinet' dinner, i
January 12, Thursday Diplomatic recep
tlon, 9 to 10:30 P. M.
January 19, Thursday Diplomatic din
ner. 8 P. M.
January 26, Thursday Judicial reception,
9 to 10:30 P. M.
February 2, Thursday Supremo Court-
dinner; 8 P. M.
February" 9, Thursday Congressional
reception, 9 to 10:30 P.- M.
February 16, Thursday Army and Navy
reception, s to 19:2a if., 2A.
Loubet Revives an Old Custom.
PARIS, Nov. 27. President Loubet has
directed the resumption of the practice
of receiving' New Tear's cards. The Min
isters and the public generally will fol
low suit, thus reviving- the old custom.
This Is due to an appeal of the engrav
ers who convinced, the President that the
business of card printing was damaged
by his previous order discontinuing the
IIIM OF GALE
Barkentme Quickstep a
Derelict Off Coast
CREW OF TEN IS RESCUED
oiled at Pumps Without Suffi
cient Food for Fortnight
VESSEL A MENACE TO OTHERS
Master of Tamplco Takes Men Off
Waterlogged Wreck and Transfers
to the Homer, Bound for
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27. Somewhero
in the northern seas the old barkentina
Qiiickstep. waterlogged, deserted and rud
derless, is drifting a derelict- Her crew of
10 men has been landed In this city by
the steamship Homer, after undergoing
nine days of privation and hardships and
losing all their personal belongings.
The Quickstep's crew was taken from
the disabled vessel by the Tamplco, Ca-p-tain
John Hoberts, bound from Seattle
and Xacoma to San Pedro. ' "When oft
Gray's Harbor Captain Roberts trans
ferred the crew of the shipwrecked vessel
to the steamship Homer.
Thursday Captain Roberts sighted the
Quickstep flying signals, of distress. Her
sails were In rags and she rolled heavily.
The captain of the barkentlne signalled
a request for a tow to the nearest port.
but Captain Roberts replied that he could
not possibly tow him In, as he did not
have a hawser strong- enough. He offered
to take oft the crew before sundown, and
this offer was accepted.
Tamplco Sends a Boat.
Captain Johnson, of the Quickstep,
made preparations to take off his crew.
but while doing so his foretop sail blew
away and the barkentlne was left In a
worse position than ever. Tb.e Tamplco
lay to for an hour, and as no further at
tempt was made by the Quickstep to
latmotr a boat enter was sent out from the
Tamplco in charge of Second Officer Gen-
ereux with four seamen.
An attempt was made to get the men
off the lee quarter of the disabled vessel.
but as the sea was running high this
was found to be impossible. The boat
was then brought around and' the men
loaded themselves Into It by sliding- down
a rope from the end of the ship's boom.
They managed to take their dog with
them, but left behind every stitch of
clothing save the oilskins they wore, and
also lost what personal belongings they
Waterlogged Since November 15.
Captain Johnson -says the Quickstep
first got into trouble November 15, and
from that date she had been In a water
logged condition, with the forecastle and
aft cabin stove in, -the boats smashed and
all the provisions wet. The steering
gear was washed away and the vessel
opened fore and aft.
The members of the crew were in a
sorry state, worn with long watches and
hard work without sufficient sustenance.
The barkentlne Quickstep was built In
1S76 at Port Ludlow, "Wash. She was of
423 tons, 148 feet long, 34 feet In breadth
and J3 feet deep. She was owned by S.
B. Peterson, of this city, and was en
gaged in the lumber trade along the
coast. "When picked up by the Tamplco
he was nine days out of Mukilteo and
bound for San .Francisco.
X0ST ON PIKE'S PEAK.
Three Young People Forced to Spend
Night in the Open.
DENVER, Nov. -27. A News special
from Colorado Springs, Colo., says that a
party of three young- people from Chi
cago became lost on Pike's Peak yester
day, and were compelled to spend the
night exposed to the rigors of mountain
In addition to this,- one of. the party.
Miss Maude Arnold, daughter of B. J.
Arnold, a wealthy manufacturer of Chi
cago, was severely burned by the explo
sion of a celluloid comb which, she wore
In her hair. The party took refuge in. a
cleft of rocks and while asleep near &
camp flre the comb became heated and.
The young lady's hair and clothing1
caught flre, and she was immediately en
veloped in flames. The young- men. with
their coats smothered the flames, but not
until Miss Arnold's hair and clothing
were badly burned, leaving her to suffer
pain the rest of the night.
"When daybreak came the trio picked
their way from Cameron's Cone, where
they spent the night, to the half-way
house on the cog road, and walked into
Manltou. The sight they presented on
their arrival was evidence of the hard
ships they had endured.
Miss Arnold's clothing was torn and
bedraggled, her hair was In a sorry plight,
and she was bledeing from cuts on her
face and hands and was almost ready t
swoon from sheer exhaustion. The awn
had their clothes torn, and were suffering
quite as much, as their companion from
exposure and fright.
Stanley Arnold, the 14-year-old brother
of Miss' Arnold, and Harold Mauer were)
the companions of the young lady.
French Emlgacy Building Delays.
PARIS, Nov. 27. Work on the nw
French. Embassy building- at Washington
wilt probably again be delayed. Foreign
Minister Delcasae asked for aa Initial &p
propagation. Minister of Flnanc Roavtoc
objected on the ground of economy, but
finally conceded ?2Q,0. The committee of
the budget en foreign affairs, however,
eventually struck this out, saying- th
.amount would not permit of aitcfc prejr
reM, and that It was better to -wait until
the finances permitted oc a no