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VOL. XLV. NO. 13,824.
' POETLAND, OEEGON, THUESDAY, MAECH 30, 1905.
PEIOB FIVE CENTS.
IR TO THE ND
Czar Denies He Has
Moved for Peace.
PROPOSED NQ TERMS
Neither Belligerent Asked Aid
SHOULD NEGOTIATE DIRECT
Russia Seeks International confer
ence, Which Japan Rejects by
Advice Huge Indemnity
Sought by Japan.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 29. As o
Aclal sew agency aays:
In spite of tie general Inclination In
S favor of ceBcIaMon of the 'war, Ruasla
has not proposed any peace conditio
nor prepared nay such conditio an."
PARIS, March 20. The journal's St.
Pctersbarg correspondent says that
Emperor Nicholas is In dally conaulta
tion with competent peraoaagea of po
litical, financial, diplomatic and mili
tary circles for the purpose of studying
the uestloiu-of pence from every point
WASHINGTON, March "29. Neither
Russia nor Japan has asked President
Roosevelt to assist them In ending- the
war. So far as the "Washington Gov
ernment Is aware. Emperor Nicholas
has not yet weakened in his announced
decision "to prosecute the war to the
The genuine wish of this Government
for peace in the Far East .is not based
upon selfish interests. American finan
ciers have not overloaded themselves
with bonds of either of the belligerent
nation. Washington believes that it
is to the advantage of both belliger
ents that the Far East war come to a
speedy end, and anything that this
Government can do to bring that about
will be done gladly. From the outset
of tho-Tvar, 4:heJrcjiaent Ass taken the
position, as hAs been, repeatedly an
nounced by Secretary Hay, that he will
do anything in his power to assist Rus
sia and Japan to a peaoe "basis when his
services shall be acceptable to the
belligerents. But it is authoritatively
stated that no official of the Wash
ington Government Is ambitious to pose
as the 'mediator between the Czar and
Avoid International Conference.
It is the feeling here that Russia and
Japan should negotiate directly and
avoid an international conference. This
opinion also prevails in Berlin. Indeed,
Japan has recently received an urgent
warning against indirect negotiations,
lest they lead to an International con
- ferencc, the results of which might
prove disastrous to the interests of botn
belligerents. There is authority for the
statement that' France Is diligently
striving to end the war, and for six
weeks past negotiations of the most
confidential character have been In
progress between Paris and St. Peters
burg. Even diplomats of- the highest rank
have failed to obtain from M. Delcasse,
the French Minister, tho results of the
negotiations, but it can be announced
on the same authority that Count Lams
dorff, the Russian Minister for Foreign
Affairs, has within a week admitted
that he had in a general way outlined
JAPAN'S DEMAND ON DENMARK.
COPENHAGEN. March 30. The
Danish Foreign Otflca has received,
from Japan a demand for an Indem
nity of $ 100.000, the Mikado alleging
that the government permitted Rus
sia to violate Danish neutrality in
loading coal and. supplies aboard the
Baltic fleet In Danish waters.
This demand was absolutely unex
pected, and it Is sow believed that
Japan will make similar claims on
Prance for the aame reason.
to M. Delcasse the general terms along
which Russia might consent to con
Japan Blocks Russian Scheme.
Advices from Europe tell of the fear
prevalent there In certain quarters that
the activities of Lamsdorff and Del
casse are directed toward an interna
tional conference to be held In some
neutral European capital, such as
Stockholm, where peace negotiations
might be conducted. It Is said that this
move has been In a measure blocked
by the refusal of Japan to give any In
dication as to the peace terms she
would accept until positively assured
In the name of the Czar himself that
Russia is prepared to negotiate In good
faith for peace. Not only does Japan
insist upon this assurance, but she pre
fers to negotiate directly with St. Pe
tersburg. With the United States, Germany and
Japan opposed to an international con
ference to end the war. the belief Is
strong in Washington that successful
peace negotiations will date from the
day St. Petersburg communicates with
Tokio direct. The Washington -Government
Is alertly watching for the op
portunity to assist Russia and Japan
in setting into diplomatic communiea
ton. Thus would an international con
ference be . avoided and the United
States would be in a better position to
insist upon the maintenance of the in
tegrity and administrative entity of
China. No negotiations Involving an at
tack upon this principle can bo aoqul
esced in by the United States.
RUSSIA TELLS HALF TRUTH
Denies She Made Proposals, Though
She Stated Negative Term3.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 30. (1 A. M.)
Officially the authorities continue to
deny stoutly that Russia has made- any
proposals to Japan. This is literally
true, as Russia has only made known
the negative conditions, leaving the inter
mediary to convey the conditions of
Japan on its own responsibility.
Diplomats in St Petersburg are con
vinced that something Is In progress, but
none of those' In a position to know will
acknowledge that they are aware of
what actually lias been or is being done.
The Novoc Vremya yesterday for the
first time admitted the possibility of
negotiations for peace, commenting on the.
efforts of the British and French press
to prove that peace is advisable both for
Russia and Japan. The Novoe "Vremya
declared that the payment of indemnity
by Russia Is utterly out of the question,
as It would be a contribution tending to
build up the strength of Japan and that
Japan la. not In a position to claim in
demnity. The paper asks whether diplo
mats, "who did nothing to prevent war,"
now will turn their attention to bringing
it to a close on terms advantageous to
NO STEP TAKEN RECENTLY
.Roosevelt Has Yielded to Kaiser
Honor of Playing Peacemaker.
WASHINGTON, March 23. Speclal.)
The probability of early peace negotia
tions between Russia and Japan Is not
indicated by any advices received here
tdoay. All the information obtainable
in this city is entirely of a negative
character. The positive statement can
be made that the United States has not
recently taken any steps looking to ar
ranging peace. No suggestion of any
kind has been made in this direction since
the President sent Ambassador Jussarand
CZAR ATTEMPTS SUICIDE.
PARIS, March 30. An uncon
firmed report from St. Petersburg:
Is published here this morning to
the effect that Emperor Nicholas
made an attempt to commit sui
cide and vrennded himself in the
The reaaer farther says that the
Eperar's 4estsn was trail tra ted
Vy the Intervention of his mother,
the Empress Dowager.
an outline of the basis on which Japan
would open negotiations.
Emperor - William Is given tho credit
for taking the Initiative In this matter.
He made the first suggestion and has
since repeatedly urged the Czar to end
the war. All of the steps In this affair
have been communicated to this Govern
ment. Ambassador McConnlck lias left
St. Petersburg and Ambassador Meyer
has not reached that city. No dispatches
have been received from Secretary Eddy,
who is in charge of the embassy.
The attitude of the Administration has
been materially broadened from that as
sumed when hostilities had proceeded
but a few months. It has been an
nounced that the United States would
not become a mediator for the establish
ment of friendly relations unless Russia
and Japan both requested such action.
It is now said that any assistance toward
restoring peace will be taken, whenever
It can be done without giving offense to
either Russia or Japan.
Positive Information has reached here
that Japan Is now on the most favorable
financial footing. She has (150,000.000 In
her treasury, and this is amply adequate
to maintain her present army on a war
basis for one year. It is also understood
that almost unlimited funds can be se
cured as a result of the recent successes.
WANTS PEACE, READY FOR WAR
While Negotiating, Russia Prepares
Plans for More Fighting.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 29 (2 P. M.)
Russia's attitude was described today
by a prominent diplomat as follows:
"The government Is now for peace, but
continues to prepare for war."
The whole situation with reference to
the prosecution of tho war is being care
fully considered from every viewpoint by
a commission sitting under the presidency
of Grand Duke Nicholas Nlcholalevltch,
Inspector-General of the Army, and con
sisting of Minister of War Sakharoff.
Vice-Admlral Avellan, head of the Rus
sian a.nmiratty .Department; H"Kter et
Finance Kokovsoff ; Minister of Railroads
Hllkoff. Foreign Minister Lamsdorff.
Generals Grodekoff and Kamaroff. and
several others. Every phase of the situa
tion, military, naval, financial, transpor
tation, Siberian and diplomatic, is being
covered. The commission's report, which
is expected to be completed in 10 days,
will be prepared by Grand Duko Nicholas
Nlcholalevltch and Generals Grodekoff
and Kamaroff for submission to the Em
peror. NEITHER LAND NOR MONEY
Two Things Russia Says She Will
Not Give to Japan.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 29. The As
sociated Press is In a position to announce
that a step In the direction of peace actu
ally has been taken. Russia has indi
rectly made known to Japan the nega
tive conditions upon which peace may be
concluded, namely, no concession of ter
ritory and no indemnity, leaving Japan to
determine whether negotiations can be
begun upon that basis. No reply from
Japan has yet reached the Russian gov
ernment. The above represents practically all the
facts obtainable. Through what channel
or channels Russia has Indirectly com
municated with Japan, the Associated
Press Is not In a position to state defi
nitely, although there is reason to believe
that it is through the United States. It
Conchied on tS-Jn3 EasrJ
HIT THEM AGAIN
Government Has More
Blows for Packers.
WILL INDICT THEM LATER
For Violating Trust Law and
ONE FIRM MAY GOrilE TO GRIEF
Pagln Says There Will. Be No White
wash Best Part of Garfield's
Report Is Not to . Be
. CHICAGO. March 23. (Special.)-Crush-lng
blows from thi Government are ex
pected to-fall on the Beef Trust In a
few days, when further evidence of al
leged tampering with witnesses on the
part of the packer" agents is definitely
gathered. From a Federal official it was
learned that several witnesses have been
approached, but the proof Is not yet in
the hands of the District Attorney. As
showing that the Government means busi
ness, the official quoted reiterated the
statement that tho Garfield report sent
to Congress recently showed only a part
of the results of the inquiry, and that
the real Beef Trust exposure was still
The indictment and arrest of Thomas J.
Connors, general superintendent of tho
Armour & Co. packing plants, for Inter
fering with John E. Shields, a witness
who had been summoned before the Fed
eral grand jury, and the subsequent arrest
today of Shields as a witness against Con
nors, when his case Is called for trial,
are developments in the Government's in
quiry which are regarded as forerunners
of far more sensational results. From a
reliable source of Information it was
learned that few, if any, of the packing
firms wil escape Indictment.
Indictments Coming Soon.
It was prophesied by a Federal official
who is In close touch with the investiga
tion, that bbf oro tho end of this week- at
leas't three"" nSefmenia -would he Voted
and returned In court, which would
charge the packers with violations of the
anti-trust law; that other Indictments
would be voted against representatives,
accusing them of attempting to Influence
witnesses In favor of their firms, and that
one packing firm would come to grief for
deliberately disregarding the Grosscup In
junction ever since it was Issued.
Inadvertent admissions by witnesses
after they left the jury-room also pointed
to the conclusion that the grand jury
is sot confining all of its attention to
the business methods of the packing
firms. Testimony is being taken which
will pave tho way to an Inquiry Into the
freight-rat question, which is understood
to bo planned to follow . the beef In
quiry. None May Aproach Witnesses.
More progress was made by the grand
Jury today than on any day since the In
vestigation began. Ten witnesses were
examined and paid their fees. 'Additional
precautions were taken to guard the se
crecy of the grand jury room. The first
step was an order from United States
Marshal Ames forbidding newspaper
photographers the privilege of the cor
ridor on the third floor of the building,
where the grand Jury is doing its work.
The newspaper reporters also received a
strong hint from Deputy Marshals that It
would bo wise for them not to accost
witnesses while they were la the build
ing. Representatives of the packers aro
not permitted to loiter near the grand
Garfield's Report Not All Published.
"The grand Jury is part of the court,"
said Assistant Attorney-General Pagin,
"and la to be protected Just as though
tho court were sitting without. Tho
.court will not allow itself to be clogged.
We mean business, and It ought to be un
derstood that this Investigation is not
going to be a whitewashing affair. Com
missioner Garfield's report was miscon
strued in this way. Only that part of
the report which had been furnished by
the c acker e themselves was published.
The part which might show something
concerning the workings of the so-called
Beef Trust was- not made public"
Speaking of the routing from the Mo
nadnock building of all representatives of
the packers, Mr. Pagin sold:
May Arrest for Contempt.
"The packers have no redress in this
matter. It la within -the power of the
court to keep everybody from the build
lng who. It has reason to believe, inter
feres with the grand Jury's business. The
power of the court to protect Itself is
absolute. If those ordered from the
building venture back again, they will be
arrested and hauled Into court for con
Every effort was made by Federal offl
clals to ehield from publicity the names
of several new witnesses who appeared
today to testify before the grand Jury.
"We would not have the names of some
of our witnesses leak out under any cir
cumstances,' said a Government official.
'Secrecy Is an Important factor at this
stage of the investigation."
WITNESSES CLOSELY GUARDED
Government Fears Tampering Ar
mour Denies Connors Did Wrong.
CHICAGO. March 29.-SeveraI witnesses
employed by the Chicago packers were
heard at today's session of the special
grand Jury which is investigating the
business transactions of the- beef trust-
All of these ."""JEEP ubJrt t$ uMd ex
amination as to whether they had been
approached by outsiders since being called
as witnesses, the inquisitorial body evi
dently- being more anxious, for tho pres
ent at least, to secure further evidence
of alleged tampering with witnesses by
interested persons than to secure real
facts concerning the beef combination.
From a Federal official it was learned
several witnesses had, been approached
and as soon as the proof is In the hands
of District Attorney Morrison, it is said
more indictments will bo returned.
John Shields, "Government witness tn
the case against John Connors, Armoui-s
general superintendent. Indicted on a
charge of trying to Influence a witness.
was put under $1000 bonds today to appear
at the July term of the United States
District Court, when the Connors case
is set for bearing. Shields signed his
own bond and left for New Tork to
Secret service men have Increased In
numbers so rapidly that now almost
every witness of consequence Is being
shadowed. Many other persons not direct
ly Interested In the dally proceedings
of the jury are also being shadowed and
every endeavor is being made to pre
vent anyone approaching a proposed wit
In a statement given out tonight. J.
Ogden Armour, the head of Armour &
Co., declared that the Indictment re
turned against his confidential man,
Thomas J. Connors, "Is the result of a
grave misunderstanding as to the facts-
Mr. Shields Is the Now York representa
tive of H. J. Ellla & Co agents for Ar
mour & Co. In Singapore and, according
to Mr. Armour's statement. Shields called
at the office of the packing company
of his own volition. Continuing, Mr.
"The usual courtesies of a business
house to its own representatives were
accorded Mr. Shields to tho extent of
granting his request to communicate with
his officers in New Tork over the private
wires of the company concerning the
business affairs there and to care for his
incoming mails and telegrams received
until he called for the same. During his
stay in Chicago Mr. Shields was not en
tertained by representatives of Armour &
Co. at theater parties or elsewhere. Mr.
Connors assures me. and I have every
reason to believe him, that he did not,
as charged in the Indictment attempt
to Influence Shields In the performance
of his duty to appear before the Jury
and give evidence on any subject on which
ho might have information."
CATTLEMEN WILL TESTIFY
Those of Texas Volunteer Evidenca
for the Government.
EL PASO, Tex., March 29. The follow
ing statement with reference to the reso
lution of Texas cattlemen to give all
possible evidence in the United States in
vestigation of the Beef Trust was Issued
today by President W. W. Turney of tho
Interstate Cattlegrowers' Association:
"Ninety-nine per cent of the cattle
growers of the country believe there is
an Illegal combination, having for its
object the stifling of competition and the
controlling of S3 per cent of the cattle
shipped to tho six great slaughtering
markets, Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis,
Fort Worth, Omaha and Los Angeles,
and they are ready to help the Govern
ment and will help It all they can to
break up this mohstar, it can be done
and the cattlemen -will help."
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODATS Khowfra; southerly wind.
"XESTERUATS Maximum temperature, CO
deg-.: minimum, 38. Precipitation, 0.0S
The War In the Far East.
Russia denies she has proposed peace terms.
United States has sot acted as mediator.
Russia, wants international conference, but
Japan is advised to decline It. Page 1.
Russian War Council proposes sen dine sew
army. Page 1.
Rumor that Czar attempted Buldda. Pas 1.
Armies in Manchuria massing for another
battle. Page 4.
Stampede to buy Japanese bonds in America
and Europe. Page 4.
Great powers . favor Lansdownea plan for
control of Macedonia. Pace 6.
Balfour's supporters condemn dodging- fiscal
issue. Page 5.
Germany favors opes door in Moroooo.
Disorder In Crimea expected to spread.
AH Panama Canal Commissioners asked to
resign. Page 2.
President appoints - collector for Dominican
customs. Page 3.
Warship going to Haytl to guard against dis
order. Page 1.
Revelations about Justice Hooker's, methods
la New Tork. Pago .
How the St. Louis Fair caused prosperity
after it closed. Page 1.
Indictments of beef packers likely this week;
more attempts to fix witnesses. Page 1.
American board gives reasons for accepttng-
Rockexeller's money. Page JL
Grand jury will lnveatigata Standard. Oil
methods Is Kan nan. Page 2.
iHsiouri moves to oust Standard, from the
state. Page 2.
Pine weather and good grounds promise well
for opening game at San Francisco.
National Baseball Commission approves draft
of Coast League players. Page 7.
Exposition sports will be held nnder rules
of Amateur Athletic Union. Page 7.
Bannockbum mills burs at Albany, Or., with
loss of $50,000, partly Insured. Page 8.
Nyasa boy tried to protect his mother from
' murderous father. Page S.
Farmers near Davenport, Wash., set county
in uproar by a "fake- murder. Page 6,
Captured ex-convict Identified as one of rob
bers who took Pacific Oil Company's pay
roll. Page 6.
?orUaad aad Vicinity.
Chinese wife flees from husband' and is
placed in mission. Page 18. i
Frank Guglielmo is sentenced to be hanged
May 5. Page 10.
"Wyoming commission selects space for ex
hibits at Lewis aad Clark Exposition.
Page 14. -
Evangelist Snyder preaches gospel In con
cert hall. Page 10.
Secret Service Agent Burns returns to Port
land from Eastern trip. Page 16.
Japanese will not testify in murder case be
cause it is against their .code of ethics.
Character sketch of W. B. Glafke. aspirant
for Republican nomination for Mayor.
Dr. Harry Lane Is Indorsed for Democratic
candidate for Mayor. Page 10.
Member of New Deal Republican Club wants
to know its principles. Page 16.
Evangelists hold services in Erickson's con
cert hall. Page 10. :
Commercial and Marine.
Weekly review of local produce and- Jobbing
maraets. -t asre 15.
Stock prices recover, showing low polat has
been reached. Page IS.
Heavy .selling of corn Is feature of Chicago
grain pit Page IK ' -
Prospects for large hop crop in California,
Page 15. . r - '
Crew of schooner C A Klose "rescued by
I'oians reacn ban Fearcage 1.
Steamer Arabia, takes largetsIfraFiMit-of
BLOOD OF LIF!
Such Was the Fair to St.
PROVED BY THE RESULTS
Real Estate in Demand at Ex
MANY NEW BUILDINGS GO UP
New Hotels and Restaurants Have
Abundant Business, Labor Is in
Demand and Population
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 23. (Special.)
Before the opening of the Louis'ana Pur
chase Exposition ln the Spring of 1904,
there was scarcely a handful of citizens
in St. Louis who would agree that after
tho fair a period of depression would not
exist, a depression similar to that which
.befell Chicago after Its exposition In 1S93,
but tho aftermath of the St, Louis ex
position Is not depression but advance
ment along all lines of commerce and edu
That the exposition lent a charm and
character to the business functions of the
city that it has never before experienced
Is acknowledged on all sides. The pres
ence of foreign diplomats, of foreign busi
ness men and those who teach the masses
all has gone a great way toward improv
ing tho condition of St. Louis.
In order to show what effect tho World's
Fair had on business in St. Louis, the
writer has Interviewed some of the lead
ing men of the city, namely: Lorenzo
B. Anderson, vice-president of .the Mer
cantile Trust Company; Martin Shaugh
nessy, owner of tho Llndell Hotel, and
several others. Tho statements of Mr.
Anderson are those of a man who repre
sents a firm that annually sells and
buys millions of dollars worth of prop
erty. Ho says:
"Before the fair there was no boom
In real estate or business in this city, the
Inane r. learing"a - similar feirt "nvhat
which befell Chicago following the 1883
fair, but as tho days of the fair passed
Into history the people realized that tho
exposition was of much benefit to the
ctly and then loosened their purse-strings.
Real Estate Enhanced In Value.
The exposition brought more business
to St. Louis than it has seen in ten years.
In fact, if I remember rightly, JS92 was
a-good year, but 1S05 up to the present
surpasses 1S32. The fair has caused an
Increased demand for real estate. Why,
during the three months of this year, my !
own firm, the Mercantile Trust Com
pany, has sold between $3,000,000 and $4,000.
000 worth of real estate, which record Is
three times better than the three best
months of 19C4, and it must be remembered
that & Quantity of land was purchased
and buildings erected during lOi for the
'The cost of builiding materials is
about the same and there is no Increase
In the cost of labor. There are many
more building Improvements fin progress
than were ever before known. In the
down-town districts there ts a demand
for real estate and also In the residential
district, the West End, where many apart
ment houses are being erected.. Why,
we now make an average of 20 sales
of building lots dally, which shows that
the fair has benefited all classes."
Business for All New Hotels.
Martin Shaughnessy, the millionaire
proprietor of the famous Undell Hotel,
"Real estate ts more active than at any
time prior to tho falrJ The surplus hotels
In St. Louis were temporary in structure
and most of them were, successful. The
few permanent hotels built prior to the
fair, which entertained many visitors dur
ing its .progress, -aro now doing a pros
perous business, and now cater to incom
ing and outgoing travel. In fact, it is
tho general opinion now that St, Louis
-can support a few more high-class
raediumrprlced hotels. All of the hotels
are now. doing a surprisingly prosperous
"The rnany: lodging-houses fonn'd
around the city have gone back Into
the old rut in which they traveled prior
to the Fair. Old dwellings, which were
kept as lodging-houses and which were
the dwellings of people in moderate
circumstances, cared for many visitors
during thftj Fair to the benefit of tho
visitors 'themselves and their families.
All of. ihe temporary houses erected
for tbeFaIr, such as the Inside Inn,
have been torn down and the material
When asked about the values of real
estate, Mr. Shaughnessy, who is a
wealthy landowner, said: "The values
In everything have increased fully 23
per cent; in some Instances as high as
50 per cent, especially in the business
district Why, I know of a piece of
property at a certain corner in -the
JoWnitown district, which was bought
for $140,000, and three months later an
offer of $175,000 was made for it In an
other case, I know where a piece of
land was purchased at the rate of
$2000 a foot. an J three weeks later
$3000 a foot was offered.
Labor In Active Demand.
"In the residential district of the city
the same condition prevails. Salaries
have been increased, there is- a. good
demand for labor andT though there
were many- visiting workmen in -the
"city "during the Fair, they have not in
jured -.the prospects of -the -laborer' la
the least. Many restaurants have
Bprung up throughout the city, which
shows the tremendous Increase In pop
ulation. In fact, the Fair has done St.
Louis a wonderful amount of good, and
there Is talk of erecting several more
big hotels In the down-town district.
while apartment-houses valued at
$230,000 and over are being erected. In
fact, I know where men are now build
ing on vacant land in this city -and in
the outskirts which has been vacant
from the day Missouri was discovered."
Probably no business in the world
tests tho welfare of a city better than
the restaurants. George W. Allen says
that labor has decreased In cost since
the close of the Fair, but it did every
one a lot of good, and many of the res
taurants wish that there was another
fair In slght-
What Building Permits Show.
Aside from tho views of the real es
tate men as to the growth of St. Louis,
tho writer visited the department of
the Building Commissioner at City Hall
to look over the record of building per
mits granted from tho first of the year,
and to compare them with those Issued
for the first three months of 1904, when
there was such a 'demand for permits,
owing to the large number of buildings
erected on the fair grounds, including
the Pike. y
In December, 1903, permits to the
amount of $1,263,184 were Issued
against $651,536 In December, 1904. Of
course it must bo remembered that in
December, 1903, many temporary struc
tures were begun at the fair grounds,
and December, 1904, the first month
after the Fair closed, was practically
one of rest, for both the business man.
and the society favorites.
The contrast presents itself be
tween the first three months of 1904
and those of 1905. January, 1904, rep
resents an outlay of $548,335, while
January, 1905, represents $999,834 in
permits. Fobruary, 1904, showed a
slight gain over the preceding month
with an outlay of $907,430, but Febru
ary, 1905, is a record-breaker with an
outlay of $1,275422. While, these two
months are topootchers, it remains for
March, 1905, to show the banner fig
ures. For the first 23 days of March,
$1,236,635 is the total and. if the in
crease continues like this to the end
of the month. It will probably amount
to about $1,500,000.
Many Make Homes In St. Louis.
A real estate dealer .who makes a
specialty of out-of-town business said
the other day: "During the past month
I have sold many houses to out-of-town
people, notably those who never saw
St. Louis before toe Fair, but who at
tended that event, and then decided to
purchase a homo and make the Mound
City their home. I have sold residences
to people residing In Wisconsin, Mich
igan, minols and Northern Missouri,
and my sales this year have been the
largest In my 20 years' experience."
The quality of the structures being
erected in this city is of the best. Nine-
tenths are of brick and stone, the re
mainlng tenth being frame. Nothing
but the most modern improvements is
being placed In these buildings, and in
many instances old structures are be
lng replaced with new ones.
There Is no doubt whatever in the
minds of the business men that St.
Louis has been greatly benefited by
.-the Fair. Facts- and figures .show this
and the next census will demonstrate
the claims of thousands, that St. Louis
is fast approaching tho 1,000,003 mark.
ACB0SS THE 0 SEAS' AND BACK
Oregon Wheat Reimported From Eu
rope by Millers.
NEW YORK. March. 23, Special.)
Steamship British Princess, which arrived
here today from Antwerp, carried 50,000
bushels of Oregon wheat, which- has been
reimported by American millers. This
consignment is the third of its kind to
reach this port within the past two
months, and from present indications
more is to follow at no distant period.
At the Produce Exchange today, no one
seemed able to explain clearly this round
about movement, but It Is known that
Northwestern millers fear a shortage of
wheat, and consequently the necessity of
a shutdown of mills. On this account
they have been reaching out in all direc
tions for a supply of wheat sufficient to
keep their mills going until the new crop
Next year, it is said, no American
wheat will bo exported if millers can pre
vent It, even though it be necessary to
pay premium prices to keep this cereal
for homo grinding.
SUMKES WEATHER TOLLS MEN
High Temperature In Pittsburg
Causes Two Deaths in Mills.
PITTSBURG. Pa., March, 29. Two mill
workers havo died, several are In a seri
ous condition, and many have been com
pelled to quit their duties in the mills
In this city and vicinity, owing to the
excessive heat yesterday and today. The
temperature registered 78 degees, and It
was the first time within recollection that
so much suffering has existed among mill
employes on account of warm weather In
Hot Weather In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, March 29. This city
today experienced the hottest weather re
corded in March since. 1872. The maxi
mum temperature was 79 at 4 o'clock, the
rise being continuous from 54 at 8 A. M.
At 8 o'clock tonight the temperature had
dropped to 72.
TEE DAY'S DEATH SOLE
Col. J. L. Greene, Insurance 'Man.
HARTFORD, Conn., March 23, Colonel
Jacob ' It. Greene, president of the Con
necticut Mutual Life Insurance Company,
died today of apoplexy, at his residence
here, aged 68 years. During the Civil War
he served with a Michigan regiment.
Veteran of Garibaldi's Army.
LOUISVILLE. March 29. Colonel Fred
erick do Funiak, capitalist and distin
guished citizen, died at his home here to
day, aged 63 years. Colonel de Funiak
was born in Rome, Italy, and was a vet
eran of Garibaldi's army. He was at
one time chief engineer of the Louisville
JSc Nashville Railroad.
Miss Phipps Will Marry a Lifeguard.
NEW TORK. March 29. Miss Amie
Phipps, eldest daughter of Henry Phipps,
the Pennsylvania steel magnate. Is re
ported to be engaged to the Honorable
Frederick Guest, third son of Baron Wlm
borne. Guest is a Lieutenant in the First
Life Guarp, and was recently on service
in Egypt. Lieutenant Guest's mother,
Lady WImboroe. is an aunt of the Duke
of Marlborough, and her eldest son, the
Hon. Ivan Guest. M. P.. was tho Duke of
Marlborough's best man at his wedding
to Miss Vanderbllt- Lord Wlmborne is a
saUlXonaire cod and iroa eer.
Crew of C. A. Klose Ar
rive at San Pedro.
PICKED UP BY THE POLARIS
Captain and Eight Men in Rig
ging a Day and a Night
LUFFERUIGS WERE VERY MILD
Lumber Schooner Wss Abandoned
March 26, When Ten Miles Off .
Oregon Coast, Where She
SAN PEDRO,. Cal., March 29. (Special.)
The captain and crew of the schooner C
A. Klose, which was abandoned at sea in
a waterlogged condition, were picked up
by the schooner Polaris, which arrived
here today. All hands are reported welL
Tha C. A. Klose, after her abandon
ment, was sighted by the steam schooner
Cheballs, which tried to tug her to port.
The lino parted and darkness and rough
weather prevented any further attempt to
save the derelict. The tug Dauntless waa
sent out in search of tho Klose, but soon
after the Dauntless started word was re
ceived that the Klose had turned turtle
and had been thrown by the sea on tho
The C. A. Klose was abandoned on
March 26 ten miles off the Oregon shore.
She was bound from Vancouver, Wash.,
for this port. Shortly after leaving tho
Columbia River she sprung a leak, filled
rapidly and soon became waterlogged and
unmanageable. The crew took to tho
rigging and remained there for a day
and a night. The Polaris, from Portland,
was sighted, and in response to signals
ran alongside the C A. Klose, launched a
boat In the heavy sea, and after many
efforts succeeded In taking off the dere
licts crew. Captain Wagner " and the
eight men. who were with him on tho
Klose are said to bo none the worse, for
their .experience. T.heir sufferings, they
say, were very mild under the circumstance.-
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ASTORIA, March "29, (Sped aL) A. B.
Beadle, of San Francisco, one of the own
ers of the wrecked schooner C. A. Klose,
and Insurance Adjuster Genereaux, of
Seattle, arrived in the city thla morning
and left this afternoon for Long Beach
to make an examination of tho wreck.
They will decide what disposition will' bo
made of the schooner and her cargo.
"WARSHIP IS SENT TO HAYTI ,
Revolution Is Diversion Billed for
WASHINGTON, March 29. An Ameri
can man of war will be sent to Port au
Prince to protect American interests.
This determination was arrived at today
when the State Department received a
cablegram from Minister Powell, saying
that serious trouble is impending in Haytl
and It is doubtful whether the authorities
can maintain peace and order on March
31 and April 1. The State Department
Immediately requested the Navy Dspart
ment to dispatch a war vessel to Port
The Navy Department, It is said, prob
ably will send the .cruiser Newark. Ad
miral Sigsbee's flagship, now at Guan
tanamo. to Port au Prince. The distance
Is but ISO miles, and the latter port can
be quickly reached. The Brooklyn Is ex
pected to arrive at Guantanamo tonight
State Department officials are unable to
explain the significance of the dates
March 31 and April 1, mentioned in the
cablegram from Minister Powell as the
days on which trouble might be expected
J. E. Jager, the Haytl an Minister in
Washington, said tonight that he wa3
greatly surprised to hear of Minister Pow
ell's cablegram, as he was not awaro of
,any threatened trouble In his country
He has telegraphed to the President of
Haytl for information. Today the Min
ister had a talk over the telephone with
the Haytien Commissioner at New Tork,
who said he had received a dispatch from
the President of the republic today and
that it contained no reference to a possi
ble rising. The Minister is unable to un
derstand why the specific dates of March
31 and April 1 are mentioned as dates in
which it 13 doubtful whether the author
ities can. maintain order. So far as he is
aware, there- is nothing of unusual nature
to occur on those dates.
STILL HOPE THEY JEAY WIN
Senators See Secret Report on Baker
and Lindsley Charges.
OREGONI&N NEWS BUREAU Wash
ington, March 29. The Washington Sen
ators had a conference today with the
Attorney-General and were shown tho
report of Special Agent Ramsey, who in
vestigated tho charges against Georga
H. Baker and Joseph B. Lindsley, recom
mended for marshal and attorney of tho
new'Eastern Washington district. Neither
tha Senators or Attorney-General would
discuss the report nor give the slightest
intimation of Its contents.
-Next Monday the Senators will have
another conference with the Attorney
.General. It Is presumed that further In
formation has been called for and that
additional facts will be on hand at that
The Senators appear pleased with the
results of their conference and. seem to
have some assurance which leads, them
to believe- that their men will ultimately
be appointed. At any rate It is said no
appointments will be made before Mon
day. Can't Levy Grose Earnings Tax.
ALB A NT, N. T.. March 29. In their an
nual report to both houses of the Legist
latura today, tho State Tax Commission
ers, declare a gross earning tax. against.
Jl railroads to be Impracticable.
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