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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, - APRIL ' 8, 1905.
M'GREDIE DOES IT
Victory Comes by Managers
Bringing in Van Buren.
SEALS CAN'T BREAK 3 TO 2
Umpire Davis Is Hooted for Decision,
and Because He Fines Joking
Pitcner Jones and Puts
Him Off the Field.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Prtland. 3; San Francisco. 2.
Los Angeles, 2; Tacoma, 1.
Oakland. 2; Seattle, 0.
Standing of the Team.
Won. Lost. rC-
San Francisco 7 2 8
Los Angeles 4 4 .500
Tacoma 7 .444
Seattle 2 7 .222
By Will G. MacRae.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. (Staff Cor
respondence.) Portland, 3; San Fran
That must sound different to you fans
up home. If you could have seen the
same you would say so twice over, for
it was Manager McCredie's long drive
to centorneld in the face of a 30-milo sale
that brought in Van Buren with the win
This afternoon's engagement at Recrea
tion Park was a bingle ball affair, the
kind that first threw a chill into the. couple
of Portland fans in the grandstand, and
then warmed the cockles of their hearts
as a fire in zero weather warms the half
The Lewis and Clark city giants had to
come from behind In order to win, and
they also had to beat Umpire Davis.
Davis, not Intentionally, of course, be
cause he has been umpiring grand ball
here, hit McCredie's hirelings a body
blow when he refused to call Wheeler
out at third in the fifth Inning. The deci
sion of Davis was so bad that he was
hooted and howled at during the rest of
the game by the home fans.
Jones' 'Possum Trick Costly.
"Wheeler had reached first on Schlafly's
error, made second on-Walter's out, and
negotiated third on Runkle's fumble.
Bert Jones was pitching, and he caught
Wheeler napping oft the bag. He whipped
the ball to Runkle, the Seal twirler.
Wheeler was fairly caught, but Davis
signalled him safe. The decision was a
signal for a diamond mass meeting.
Jones is a bit of a fun maker, and while
Davis was trying to get the players Into
action, he fell to the ground and played
dead. Jones' joke cost him $5 and his
expulsion from the game. Field Captain
Larry Schlafly, Atz and Clark kept Davis
talking until Bill Essick could warm up a
The Knox College boy, who on Tuesday
pitched ten innings to a 1 to 0 score, had
ie Seals buffaloed. He hopped into the
game practically stone cold with two men
out, a man on third and a man on sec
ond. , and struck Spencer out in four
pitched balls. During the remaining five
Innings only one scratch hit was made off
him, which is pitching some baseball,
when the way these Seals are hfttlng Is
It was tough luck for Jones to be
driven out of the game, for his single
In third inning helped Portland tie the
score. He was also pitching great guns,
and -was pulling the Giants out of the fire
by his brilliant slab work. Right off the
reel McCredie's men put Jones In deep
water by tossing six mid-diamond mlscues
Into the game. It was these errors that
gave the seals their two runs. Four ot
the eight fumbles made In the game were
made in this chapter. Only two hits were
made off Jones while he was in action,
but they did not count In the score
getting. Eddy Householder in the fourth started
the bingllng. Jakey Atz did the same.
With these two on cushions, Runkle got
a. pass. This filled the stations, and the
first run for Portland came across the
pan on Clark's out in deep center.
Jones brought home Atz by a slashing
drive past second. This tied the score
in a strangle-hold that the Seals could
not break. In the seventh act Van Buren
got one safe, and Manager McCredle
brought him and the winning run home
by a long double-sacker.
Manager McCredle this morning handed
Pitcher Gilpatrick his release. Gllpatrlck
was taken sick on his way to Bakers
field. Manager McCredle held on to him,
hoping he would get into shape, but he
was. slow doing so, and "was turned adrift.
Gilpatrick has not pitched a game, but
thoysay when In condition he is a win
ning pitcher. Virgil Garvin works to
morrow. SAN FRANCISCO.
AB. R. H. P.O. A. E.
Walters 4 0 0 5 1 0
Mohler. 2b 4 1 0 1 1 0
Spencer, rf. .... 4 0 110 0
Hildebrand, If. 4 0 0 3 0 0
Irwin. 3b 4 0 1 2 2 0
Malon, lb - 4 0 0 12 O 0
Gochnauer, ss ...4 0 O 1 5 0
WJI.cm. c. 3 0 0 1 0 0
Wheeler, p 3 1- 1 1 1 0
Totals S4 ' 2 3 27 10 0
AB. R H. P.O. A. E.
Van Buren, U..... 4. Ill 2 0 0
McCrodl- rf. 4 0 2 3 0 0
Fchlafly, 2h 3 0 0 2 0 2
McLean, c 4 0 0 7 1 1
Householder, cf. 4 12 3 10
Atz. S6 3 110 4 3
Runkle. 3b 3 0 0 0 2 2
Clark, lb. 4 0 0 10 0 0
Jones, p 2 0 1. 0 1 0
Efrfck. p. 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 33 3 7 27 11 8
SCORE BY INNINGS.
Portland ? 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Base hits 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 07
San Francisco 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 02
Base hits 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 03
Stolen bases Mohler. Wheeler, Van Buren.
Hito-Oft Jones. 2: off Eteslcjj, 1.
Two-base bit 'McCredle.
First base on errors San Francisco, 6.
First base on called balls Off Wheeler, 2.
Left on bases San Francisco, 5; Portland, (J.
Struck out By Wheeler, 1; by Jonws. 3; by
Hit -by pitcher Atz.
Double play Householder to Clark.
Wild pitch Jones.
SEVEN FACE SCHMIDT IN VAIN
Pitchers' Battle Results in White
washing Victory for Oakland.
OAKLAND. Cal.. April 7. Only five hits
were made in today's game, the contest
being purely a pitchers' battle, with
Schmidt taking the honors. He struck out
seven men. For the first five innings he
did not allow a safe hit. and Seattle
could not score at all. The score:
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 3 1
Oakland ........0 2 0 0 0 0 00 2 2 3
Batteries Williams and Frary: Schmidt
FITZGERALD WALKS NINE.
Angels Take Game From Tacoma by
Score of Two to One.
LOS ANGELES, April 7. Fitzgerald
and Baum engaged in a pltchera battle
today, and the latter had all the better ot
It in steadiness. Fitzgerald walked nine
men and allowed but two hits, while Baum
walked one man and allowed three lilts.
Lack of hitting made the game drag
somewhat. Fitzgerald forced In the win
ning run by passing four men In the ninth.
Los Angelea...0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 2 1
Tacoma 0 1 0 0 00 0 0 ' 01 3 0
Batteries Baum and Eager; Fitzgerald
ONLY ONE FAVORITE WINS.
Busy Bee Takes Third Race, and the
Bookies Are Richer.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. Ananias
captured the handicap in game fashion,
defeating the favorite, Honlton, which
had to be content with the place. Busy
Bee, the favorite in the first race, lived
up to her reputation and won easily. She
was the 'only favorite to win, and the
bookmakers kept most of the money. The
weather was fine and track fast. The
Five furlongs Busy Bee won. Achellta sec
ond. Dangerous Girl third: time. 1:02.
Six furlongs Titus won, Hagerdon second,
Eldred third; time. 1:1G14.
Seven furlongs Mistress of Rolls won,
Angelica second. Autohood third; time,
Mile and 20 yards Trapxetter won. Bab
second. Matt Hogan third; time. 1:43.
Mile Al Waddle won, Esherln second.
Augle third; time. 1:41.
Six furlongs Ananias won, Honlton sec
ond, St. George Jr.. third; time. 1:19.
Race Entries at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. Following
Is the list of entries for the races at Oak
First race, mle, selling The Stewardess
(100) . Col. Van (102). Tannbauser (102),
Ledus (107). J. V. Ktrby (107). Bassenzo
(107). Tarrlgan (107). Lone Fisherman (110),
Gaucho (102). Allopath (105). Goldflnder
(107). Foxy Grandpa (110), Florlnna Belle
(105). Lecturer (110).
.Second race. mile, selling Edna Sullivan
(101) , Royal Red (103). Auto Hood (100),
Golden Buck (107), Baker (110), Macene
(90). Fay Templeton (101). Glenden (101),
Homebred (103). Del Coronado (102). And
vari (103). Grenore (107).
Third race, two miles, selling May Hol
laday (107). Expedient (113). Inspector Mun
ro (107). Invlctus (108). Cinnabar (90), The
Ledaean (108). Ray (111).
"Fourth race, three miles, purse Flying
Torpedo (107), Etlo (99). Grafter (112). Vet
crano (114). Barney Dreyfus (99), Orchan
(104). Dr. Leggo (85).
Fifth race. mile. selling Andrew Mack
(104). Telephone (109). Christine A. (102).
Hulford (102), Stlllcho (102). San Nicholas
(102) . Iredeus (106).
Sixth race, mile, purse Sea Air (99),
Ralph Rees (104). Prince Brutus (104), Big
Beach (107, Morlta (102), A. Muskoday
Results at Montgomery Park.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 7. Montgomery
Four and a half furlongs Colonel Bron
ston won. Draco second, FHIetta third;
Five and a half furlongs Dishabille won.
Old England second. Councilman third; time,
Mile Sanction won. Benvollc second. R.
F. Williams third; time. 1:44.
Memphis Club handicap, seven and a half
furlongs Waterside won. Sidney C. Love
second. Hands Across third; time, 1:35.
Four furlongs Rustling Silk won, Osslneke
second. French Nun third; time. :49?.
Mile Loglstella won. Hortensla second,
Allan third; time. 1:43.
BEST SHOTS WITH REVOLVER
Sears, Sayre and King Are Victors
of the Contest.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 7. J. B.
Crabtree, of this city, secretary of the
United States Revolver Association, an
nounced tonight the result of the annual
Indoor championship shoot, which was
conducted March 20-23, Inclusive, at New
York, Chicago, Pinehurst, N. C. St Louis,
Pine Bluff, Ark., and San Francisco.
The revolver championship was won by
a F. Seare. of St. Louis, with a score
of 461. Dr. R. H. Sayre, of New York,
was second, with 428. and William G.
King, of Chicago, third, with 431.
The silver cup presented in 1901 has now
been won by Dr. -Sayre three times, and
becomes his property. Mr. Sears, the re
volver champion, was also first last year.
The shooting was done Indoors by artifi
cial light at a standard American target,
distance 20 yards, 50 shots a man.
BRING PEACE TO TURFMEN.
Factional Fight in Western Associa
tion Being Patched Up.
CHICAGO, April 7. Peace among the
warring factions in the Western Turf As
sociation seems almost a certainty. A
conference will be held In Cincinnati next
week, the direct result of a secret meet
ing which was held here Wednesday
night between members of the Western
Jockey Club and the American Turf As
sociation. At this meeting It was agreed
that "any reasonable terms of settle
ment" would receive the eupport of the
Chicago forces when the conclusions of
the arbitrators are brought before the two
It has been admitted by all that the'
Chicago tracks were represented at the
gathering, and that each representative
pledged himself to place no obstacle in
the way of a peaceful adjustment of the
O'BRIEN GIVEN THE DECISION
Fight Called Fake at First Is Lively
BALTIMORE, April 7. At the conclu
sion of the, scheduled ten rounds. Referee
Charley White, of New York, tonight
gave the decision to Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien over Young Peter Jackson. The
agreement to break clean when ordered
was not lived up to by cither man. Both
began so cautiously as to cause cries of
"Fake!" but after the first round the
fight was hot, with nearly every round In
The Phlladolphian scored first blood in
the sixth round, and had Jackson groggy
In the ninth, but was unable to -land a
Full Power for Athletic Director.
Full power has been given H. W. Ker
rigan as director of athletics for the
Fair to reprosont the Pacific Athletic-Association,
provided he follows the rulings
of the A. A. U. Herbert Hauser. secre
tary of the Pacific Athletic Association,
writes giving this sanction, adding that
at the meeting of the association on
April 21 an advisory committee will be
appointed, composed of five members. Be
sides himself and Kerrigan he recom
mends George McMillan, one other man
from Portland, and A. H. Douthitt, of
He also writes that James E. Sullivan,
secretary of the A. A. U., could probably
be Induced to come out and referee the
big meet in July for the Coast champion
ship. Columbia Will Play Portland.
Portland Academy and Columbia play
baseball this afternoon on Multnomah
Field. This Is the first game of the sea
son for both schools since they have got
Into condition, a practice game of two
weeks ago being won by Columbia with
a run In the last Inning, by a score of
2 to 1.
Yale Wins Wrestling Tournament.
PHILADELPHIA. April 7. Yale car
ried off the honors in the first tourna
ment for the Intercollegiate wrestling
championships, held tonight in the gym
nasium of the University of Pennsylvania.
Princeton. Columbia and Pennsylvania
were Yale's competitors.
Portland Players Loom UpTall
on the Diamond.
AVERAGE WEIGHT 180 POUNDS
Heavy Stickers Among Them, Too
Fans Well Impressed With Gar
vin Story of McLean and
Los Angeles Tejim.
By Will G. MacRae.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 6. (Special.)
At last Portland has a ball team that
she can be proud of. Manager McCredle
has surrounJed hlmseir with a set of
men who know and play the game. I
have named them the Giants because
they are all big men. Larry McLean
-was, the last time he was measured,
6 feet 2 and -weighed 200 pounds. Vir
gil Garvin is another player that Is over
6 feet, but he carries little flesh. When
the Portland team hits the diamond
they make the fans sit up and take no
tice, both on account of their height
and on account of the snappy way In
which they play the game.
McCredie's team this year will aver
age in nelght over 5 feet 11 and with
an average weight of 180 pounds. They
are easily the giants of the Coast
League, and unless all signs fall they
will be giants when It comes to slug
ging the ball. There are six men in the
team who have been batting over .300,
and with these heavy stickers and the
pitching staff working well, I can't see
anything else but a winning team for
Portland this year. The way the team
conducted themselves both on and off
the field won for them a great number
of friends at Los Angeles and when we
closed here on Sunday afternoon, hav
ing won two games and lost two, there
were almost as many fans rooting for
the Webfooters as there were for the
Baseball critics, after looking the
team over on paper, have had a groat
deal to say about McCredle having sur
rounded himself with a hard lot of ball
players to handle. Just at present they
are as tame as kittens. They especially
harped about Garvin. This big twirler
is one of those big, quiet fellows who
when aroused will go the limit, but I
fancy that when he has broken loose
he has been more times in the right
than he has In the wrong.' On account
of what has been written about him,
and on account of his National League
reputation, the' California fans have
been very anxious to see and meet him.
Well, in Los Angeles they were given
a chance. They were all surprised, for
when they met him they found a mild
spoken, mild-mannered fellow, one
who spoke perfect English and a man
who could talk something else besides
baseball. They expected to see and talk
with a man fully booted, spurred and
with a brace of big six-shooters strung
to his hips.
Garvin lost his first game, but it
was not his fault. He pitched a much
better game than did Dolly Gray and
every fan who saw the game, while
delighted because Los Angeles won,
said that he had everything that a
good pitcher should have .and would
have won tne game with perfect sup
port. The trouble with the team at
present is .that It is a bit ragged. Tho
players haven't as yet perfected the
team work that .showed up so
plainly in the Los Angeles players.
This Is due to the fact that while at
Bakersfield there was little chance for
practice and they played their first
hard game when they met the Loo Loos
in the opening sprint for the pennant.
The fact of the matter Is that Los An
geles should have skinned us to 'death,
for not a pitcher on the Portland team
had pitched a full nine-Inning game.
French went against a new set of men,
mea who were well seasoned and at
home, and against Baum, who had
pltcned a number of full games. French
had not gone the route since last Fall
and did not know whether he would be
able to stand the strain until the end
or not. He did, however, but the next
day he w-as very tired and sore. Bert
Jones was up against the sameVkind of
a proposition, but he pulled through, in
spite of a heavy cross wind that was
blowing. If Manager McCredie's team
could have had the same amount of
work as Captain Dillon was able to
give his team, Portland would have
made !t four straight. As It was, Port
land did better than any Portland team
has done on the road in the past two
Just at this time It Is hard to pick
any one player on the team that is not
as good as another. McLean, because
he can play first base In the same fin
ished style as he catches, perhaps
makes his work stand out most promi
nently. After upsetting Jud Smith in
Friday's game, the big fellow, who is
one of the greatest joshers on the team,
hunted up Manager McCredle and de
manded three salaries, one for catch
ing, one for playing first base and one
for playing football. He contended
that any one who could upset the Loo
Loos' third baseman as he did was a
finished football player and worth a
salary. Larry, on account of his size
and bulk. Is bound to make a hit with
the Coast League fans. He can also
wallop the ball some, and for a big fel
low is fast on his feet. He has as much
life in him as a barrel of ginger, and
any time a player tries to shoulder him
out of the way In a close play. It will
be curtains for the man who attempts It.
Saturday morning McLean, Schlafley,
Fronch, Atz. Clark, Runkle and a few
players hired an automobile and saw
Los Angeles. They went to West Lake
Park. In this park Is a man-eating
lion, and some one told McLean that
there was $500 for the man who would
help the keeper change this man-eater
from the cage he was In into a ship
ping crate. Larry no sooner got to tho
park than he began hunting for the
animal keeper. When he found that
worthy he said: "I'm the man you're
looking for. When will you be ready to
move that lion?"
The keeper thought McLean was in
sane, but Larry was so persistent and
so anxious to earn the 5500 that the
fellow finally got next. He took the
big Portland backstop to the cage and
told him to walk up to the cage and
look the Hon In the eye. Larry did.
Mr. Lion glared at the 200 pounds of
muscle and brawn, seeing a rare meal,
and hurled himself against the side of
the cage, roaring In terrible fury. Mc
Lean watched the king of the forests
for a few seconds and then, turning to
the keeper, he howled above the noise
that the Hon was making: "Say, mls;
ter. just put that $500 in the bank until
after Portland has won the pennantand
I'll return and help you with this job.
Tm afraid If I went after that fellow
now I might sprain my wrist and Mc
Credle would release me."
At this juncture some laborers
dropped several pieces of lumber be
hind Larry. The crash that It made
sounded as If the lion had broken out
and the receiver of strikes and foul
tips, broke the California record for a
hundred yards to the nearest tree. He
tore his pantaloons trying to climb a
tree and had to walk Into the hotel
garbed In the chauffeur's ulster.
McCredle, Van Buren, Jones, SL
Vrain, Runkle and Schlafley are the
only members of the team who have
played on the Coast. To the rest of the
players this neck of the woods Is new.
and they spend all of their spare time
taking side trips "seeing things." Gar
vin Is hugely delighted with the Coast
and he says he never felt so fit so early
in the season as he does right now.
The big twister of balls just at present
Is deeply Interested In a patent for pre
venting railroad wrecks. He has sev
eral thousand dollars' worth of stock
in the patent and In Los Angeles on
April 15 the patent is to be tested by
one .of the railroads. Garvin was out
to the place where the patent is to be
tried and he Is thoroughly convinced
that If the railroad accepts the patent
his fortune Is made. He has the work
ing of this patent down pat and to any
player that will listen Garvin will go
Into elaborate detail as to the merits
of the patent. He declares that this
will be his last year In baseball. At
the close of the season he says he will
spend the rest.of his time clipping cou
pons on the stock he owns.
On the team are two lawyers, Swin
dells and Runkle, and when they get
tired fanning, the pair spend their time
arguing law points. They have already
tried and convicted the beef trust and
have driven the Standard Oil Company
out of Kansas and Ohio. Both are am
bitious and expect that when they quit
playing baseball they will be called to
the Supreme Bench. This is a dream
right now, but It may come true.
Terry McGovern Feels Tired.
ST. PAUL, April 7. Terry McGovern,
former featherweight champion pugilist
of the world, who is now playing a the
atrical engagement here, is said to be on
the verge ot a nervous breakdown as a
result of overwork, excitement and con
stant traveling in connection with his
present engagement. It is understood
that Terry will go to a health resort to
MAKE FEET SLENDER.
Zebra Shoes Are Worn Cravats,
Gloves, Belts and Boots to Matcn.
London Dally Mail.
Our feet must look narrow and slim
this season. How It is to be managed in
every case cannot very clearly be under
stood, but the bootmakers are helping us
all by building their pretty wares In such
a manner that slenderness of appearance
Is Induced. Women with small and dain
tily shaped feet are with much daring ac
tually wearing at this moment In those
circles where fashion reigns supreme and
mud is not, white kid boots with toe caps
of black patent leather, and nothing could
be more charming.
Alas that fashion should lay such a trap
for those whose pedal extremities are not
all that beauty would have them be. The
wise, of course, will abjure white, which
makes the foot look ever so much larger
than It need do, but they may choose
one of the other colored leathers, such as
dove and green, both of which have an
excellent effect in the diminution of size.
Kid cravats arrive to match these new
kid boots. They started tholr triumphant
career primarily as the accompaniments
of motor car shirts, and were liked at the
outset for their smartness and because
they clean and even wash so well. White
gloves and a white waistband complete
the quintet of smart adjuncts, and If the
cravat be a colored one, all the rest of
the little etceteras must, of course,
match. As this is quite a new note in
sartorial fancies, it should at once be
seized as the hall mark of smartness.
The shoemakers have discovered what
the glovers have also found out that
champagne colored kid makes the feet
as well as the hands look their neatest
and smallest, and In consequence It Is
being used now for outdoor and Indoor
shoes and has met with great popularity.
Also be it known that a very smart
evening shoe is made of brown russia
leather treated ?n what is known as, the
zebra manner, with bars of narrow rib
bon to match it In color. These are
formed In stripes so arranged that the
foot is made to look long and slender
whether It is naturally so or quite the
It is rather odd that we should all try
to follow one pattern of foot. A few
years ago the girl with the delicately
small one did her very best to make It
look athletic In appearance by wearing
square-toed and masculine looking boots.
Now she is pleased to show it as nature
made it in shoe leather of the most fan
ciful and pretty type.
Antelope skin is a favorite choice
among the rich, and the very smartest
walking shoes are built of a pale gray
shade of this skin, with black patent
leather backs and fronts. White ante
lope Is also used with patent leather fit
tings, and slate gray is not despised, es
pecially with a toilette to match. As all
the grays are most modish now, gray
shoes are In great demand.
Russia, Past and Present.
It Is related In the prolific anecdote of
the reign of the "Merrle Monarch" that
the Muscovite Embassy was received
with royal ceremony at White Hall, and
the narrative Is embellished with certain
particularity and circumstance, more or
less risque, that fixes it In the memory
of the profane. It was the first appear
ance of that people In Western Europe,
and thus we may say that Russia first
made the acquaintance of Christian civ
ilization about two centuries and a quar
ter ago. Gigantic in her strength and
In her weakness the .progress that Rus
sia has made since Charles Stuart first
received her envoys Is at once admirable
and wonderful. There is nothing like it
in history, ercept the progress of our
own country during the entire nineteenth
Castellar once wrote: "Moscow Is the
capital of Russian tradition, Russian
thought. St. Petersburg is the capital of
the German empire placed above the Mus
covite spirit, which never has ceased to
revindicate its ancient preponderance. In
consequence St. Petersburg Is a city of
spies. The waiter of a cafe who lights
your fire Is a spy, the barber who In
duces you to talk while he Is shaving you
and dressing your hair, the washerwo
man, the merchant." To these the elo
quent author adds the banker who cashes
your letter of credit.
Given a government by spies, a govern
ment by bureaucracy follows. Take down
the masterpiece of Le Sage and read the
picture of the rotten government then
purveyed for Spain, and there will no
longer be wonder that Spain fell from
first to last place among the powers.
France tried It under the second empire.
When the fatal war of 1S70 was declared
a minion of the bureaucracy reported to
the Emperor that not a shoe button was
missing from the equipmont of the army.
Read the lie of It In the thrilling descrip
tion of the duel between a regiment of
French artillery and a regiment of Ger
man artillery on the fatal field of Sedan
as It Is recorded In Zola's graphic story.
The French guns were antiquated, their
ammunition defective, their fire Impotent
to harm the enemy, because every shot
fell short. But not a man left the field,
and when the surrender came that regi
ment was not included In the capitula
tion, because it was annihilated. The
equipment of the Infantry was little, If
any. more efficient.
There Is something like that the mat
ter with Russia today. The Russian is
all right. He is the same resolute, brave,
devoted soldier he was that bitter Winter
day of 1807. when at bloody Eylau he
taught Continental Europe that Napo
leon the Great was mortal. He was
never much of a sailor, but always ad
mirable on dry land. That the Russian
navy was robbed and neglected there Is
no doubt. Thus the navy was ruined.
The same misfortune came to the Rus
sian army: but that army Is a tougher
customer than the navy.
What Russia needs is 20 years of peace,
every hour of which should be 60 minutes
ALASKA NATIVES STARVE
CONGRESS NEGLECTS TO PRO
VIDE ANY REMEDY.
Deprived of Land and Game by Ad
vance of White Men, Indians of
North Are In Pitiful Plight.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 8. It Is In the very Httle
things, that Congress often fails to do
Its duty. Alaska Is a long way off and
It Is hard to convince Senators and Rep
resentatives who are not in proximity
to that great territory, or who do not
come In direct touch with the people from
Alaska that the the territory needs any
legislation whatever. More than a year
ago President Roosevelt became convinced
that Alaska needed a" great deal. The
men who came -down from that section
got access to the President and told him
some of the needs of the territory. Others
of a philanthropic turn of mind showed
to the President the pitiable condition
of the Alaska Indians. So convinced did
he become of this latter fact that he di
rected Lieutenant Emmons, a retired na
val officer who Is familiar with the sit
uation in Alaska, to make a thorough
investigation and report to him. and also
to submit recommendations. Lieutenant
Emmons made a very painstaking Investi
gation and his report contained more in
formation than had ever before been pre
sented on the subject of the natives, their
wants and actual necessities. The Presi
dent became, very much Impressed with
the report and sent It to Congress with
a message strongly recommending that
an appropriation be made thla year to
relieve the distress of the Alaska natives
and to give them such care In the fu
ture as would meet conditions which
caused so much suffering among them.
The deplorable condition among the na
tives Is' due to the encroachment of the
white man. The native has been crowded
out of his fishing grounds; he has been
deprived of his game and he has every
where been brought face to face with tho
march of civilization, to which he Is
not accustomed. These facts caused some
discussion among the members of Con
gress and those who were particularly
Interested in Alaska, and they made an
effort to get an appropriation to carry
out the recommendations of the Presi
dent. The matter went so far as to be
incorporated In an appropriation bill, but
It was lost In conference. Somebody ob
jected to the expenditure of even $25,000
for the relief of the Alaskan natives.
The Indians of the United States are
taken care of because they are wards
of the nation; appropriations are always
made for them, but the Alaskans never
having any status, never having any land
to surrender, and their claims to land
never having been recognized, no effort
Is made to grant them relief that Is
necessary In view of the development of
Alaska. The land In Alaska comes Into
the possession of tho white man while
the rights of the natives are Ignored.
No doubt President Roosevelt will, at
the meeting of Congress next session,
call attention once more to the neces
sities in Alaska, and perhaps In a long
session something can be done for these
Much other legislation relating to Alaska
was held up owing to the pressure of
business during the short session and the
fact that all the time of the committee
on territories was devoted to the con
sideration of the statehood bill. If this
statehood bill can be shoved out of the
way early In the coming session there
may be some show of getting consider
ation for legislation for Alaska.
In this connection, it is evident that a
delegate or commissioner or some sort of
representative from Alaska Is needed In
Washington: somebody who would take
an interest In tho territory as do the like
delegates from the other territories If
he were here it would be his duty to
look after everything pertaining to the
territory, while at present the Senators
and Representatives who Interest them
selves In Alaska do so because they
have friends there or because their states
are near enough to be interested in the
welfare and development of the big Far
RUSH IN FLOUR 'BEFORE JULY 1
Japanese Duties Rise on That Date,
and Shippers Are Hurrying.
SEATTLE, Wash.. April 7. (Special.)
The steamship Minnesota, of the
Great Northern's Oriental fleet, will be
compelled to decline fully 3000 tons of
flour shipments offered. The Centen
nial Mills, of Seattle, taking an option
on 7000 tons of space; will utilize all
the remaining cargo room the boat has.
If the railroad cargo continues to come
In as It has been arriving during tho
past few days, It is possible this cargo
space will be reduced to the Centen
nial Mills to 6500 tons.
The rush of flour shipments to Japan
on all steamship lines out of Puget
Sound and other Pacific Coast ports Is
taking up every available foot of casgo
space on the boats out of this port. The
Kanagawa Maru, which sails tomor
row, has about 1000 tons aboard, and
the Nippon Yusen Kalsha line is book
ing shipments up to June. There is
practically no Eastern flour In these
shipments. The rush to get in flour be
fore Japanese duties are raised, July
1, Is responsible.
GOES qN HER NEW ROUTE
Steamer Jessie Harkins Will Begin
The Jessie Harkins, enlarged, fitted
with steam and thoroughly overhauled,
will begin service on the Portland-Wash-ougal
route Monday morning. She was
given a trial run down the river yester
day and her new machinery was found
to be all right. This morning she will
go up to Washougal where she will be
Inspected. The steamer will take up the
old schedule of the lone, leaving Wash
ougal dally at 7 A- M. and Portland at
2 P. M. She will carry only passengers
and being a speedy craft, is sure to be
popular with people along the river. The
lone will make her last trip for the pres
ent up the Columbia today, and coming
down Monday will go on the ways for a
Another steamboat change announced
is the withdrawal of the Sarah Dixon
from the Clatskanle route, which will
probably take place May 1. The extra
demands of the towing business have in
duced the Shaver Company to make the
change. One of the boats of the com
pany, the M. F. Henderson, Is now used
by the Regulator line between this city
and The Dalles, but will be released in
a few days, when the repairs to the
Dalles City are completed.
CLANCY BOYS GET $1 EACH
By Father's Will Four Politicians
Are Merely Remembered.
SEATTLE. Wash., April 7. (Special.)
Tom. John and Charley Clancy all
prominent in the past In Seattle poll
tics, and John Clancy for years the
head of the First Ward organization,
are cut off with $1 each in their father's
will. A sister, Mrs. E. F. James, gets
the same amount.
Frank Clancy, who has always been
associated with his brother, John, In
ward politics, is given real estate and
money, the remainder of tho estate be
ing divided among two other children.
No reason is assigned In the will for
cutting off the three sons. No contest
will be made by them.
Sea Foam Leaves Next Week.
The new steam schooner Sea Foam,
BBsiSfTa. Are invitea" to view our ex-
HHHjjtw L tensive showing, which in-
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HVttHfl to-fit person will find sat-
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?3oVIH moderate.- Our reputation
JSi as Portland's Quality Shoe
S Shop will be maintained.
283-285 MORRISON STREET.
owned by Beadle Bros., of San Francisco,
and just completed here, will be taken
south next Thursday. George S. Beadle,
who came up to Inspect the boat, left
for San Francisco last night. He ex
pressed himself as satisfied in every way
with the latest addition to his fleet. The
hull of the Sea Foam was built by John
LIndstrom. of Aberdeen, and brought
around here, where the Willamette Iron
Works put In the machinery. On her trial
run the steamer made a speed ot nearly
16 miles an hour. She Is smaller than
most of the coasters, being but 126 feet
long. She has a capacity of 250.000 feet
of lumber and accommodations for 75
passengers. She will ply on the San
Francisco-Point Arena-Mondoclno route.
Captain Miller will be her master.
Inspect Six Vessels.
ASTORIA. Or., April 7. Special.) Gov
ernment Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers
Edwards and Fuller arrived in the city
today and will remain until tomorrow
evening to Inspect the ships St. Nicholas
and Belin and the steamers Sea Gull,
Vanguard, Colwell and North Star.
Small Schooner Wrecked.
TIVERTON. R. I.. April 7. The little
coasting, schooner George and Albert
Was wrecked on Cormorant Rocks, off
Sachusett Point, at the entrance to the
Seaconnet River today, and will be a
total loss. The crew escaped.
Steamer Sinks at Wharf.
NEW ORLEANS, April 7. The South
ern Pacific steamer Louisiana arrived
from Havana today and sank at her
wharf. The cause is not known. No lives
Tho schooner Virginia arrived yester
day afternoon and was taken to Imnan,
Poulsen & Co.'s mill to load lumber for
The barkentine Koko Head cleared yes
terday for Shanghai with 1,417,731 feet of
lumber. She will leave down this morn
ing. The barkentine T. P. Eraigh will
be the next to sail.
Inspectors Edwards and Fuller went to
Astoria yesterday to Inspect the ship
Berlin and the steamers Sea Gull, Van
guard, Colwell and North Star.
The ship C. F. Sargent will finish load
ing supplies for Alaska canneries at
Ainsworth dock today and will start down
the river early next week.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. April 7. Arrived down at 2:30
and sailed at 11:50 A, M. Steamer Colum
bia, for San Francisco. Left up at 5 A. M.
Schooner Virginia. Arrived down at 5 and
sailed at 10:20 A. M. Steamer F. A. Kll
burn. for San Francisco and coast ports. Ar
rived down at 3 P. M. Steamer Roanoke,
for Port Los Angeles and coast ports. Con
dition of the bar at 5 P. M.. smooth; wind
northwest, weather clear.
Monterey. April 7. Sailed Steamer Rose
crar.s, for Portland.
San Francisco. April 7. Sailed at 2 A. M.
Steamer Redondo, for PortlanS and coast
couver, B. C; steamer Tltanla. for Lady- I
smith; steamer Oregon, for Portland; steam-
er Rainier, for Belllngham; steamer G. C.
Llndauer, for Gray's Harbor; steamer M. F.
Plant, for Coos Bay; steamer Andy Mahoney,
for Port Angeles. Arrived Steamer Man
churia, from Hong Kong, Yokohama and
Honolulu: barkentine Encore, from Wlllapa;
steamer South Bay, from Gray's Harbor.
Tacoma, April 7. Arrived Steamer Eu
reka, from San Francisco. Sailed Steamer
Calcirjue, for West Coast: barkentine James
Johnson, for San Pedro.
Auckland. April 7. Arrived previously
Sierra, from San Francisco via Honolulu, for
London. April 7. Sailed Ammon, from
Hamburg for San Francisco and Seattle via
South American ports.
READY TO KEEP THE DOOR OPEN
General Grant Tells Why Troops Are
Kept in Philippines.
NEW YORK, April 7. At a dinner of
the Patrla Club tonight, Brigadier-General
Frederick Grant, who talked about the
"You hear a great deal of the force
necessary to keep thei degenerate people
In subjection. There are 12,000 soldiers out
there. My department in the East main
tains 14.000 men to keep you citizens of
New York, Boston. Philadelphia, Balti
more and other coast places In the strait
and narrow path.
"As a matter of fact, there is one
brigade mobilized in the Philippines,
ready to strike. I think. In favor of the
open door In China rather than against
Replevlned His Fiancee.
The action of replevin Is a possessory
action for property wrongfully taken.
The question of title may or may not be
involved, hut that of the right of posses
sion Is always in issue. A novel question
Is involved in an action of replevin re
cently brought In a Minnesota city. Llt
orally stated, the legal point Is, What
possessory rights has a young man to the
person of his fiancee?
The facts In the case referred to are
these: The father of the young lady ob
jected to the young woman's choice. He
accordingly shut his daughter up In his
home andsecurely locked her therein.
The young man, under the Influence of
the tender passion which is said to laugh
at locksmiths, hied himself to a local
Justice of the Peace. Into whose willing
ear he poured his tale of woe. He sug
gested habeas corpus to the Justice, but
that officer lacked the power requisite to
the Issuance 6f the writ. But after due
consideration the Justice decided to Issue
avwrit of replevin for tho young woman
as the property of her affianced, wrong
fully detained from him by her father.
The Constable who served the writ had
to break down the door of the room
where the girl was confined to secure the
property described therein. He secured
her and carried her to court. The father,
unable to furnish the necessary bonds to
secure his daughter's release, returned
dejectedly to court, confessed judgment
and paid the costs. The Justice then
performed the marriage ceremony.
In the meantime, however, the nice
legal question of whether a betrothal be
stows upon the young man who Is a par
ty thereto sufficient possessory rights In
his betrothed to entitle him to Institute
and maintain an action of replevin for
her person still remains undecided.
Rockefeller's Latest Gift.
CLEVELAND. April 7.-John D. Rocke
feller has given $5000 to the Sisters of the
Good Shepherd in charge of the House
of the Good Shepherd for girls in Cleve
land. AT TILE HOTELS.
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