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VOL. XLV. NO. 13,836.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ONLY ONE FARE
Reduced Rate to Port
FROM THE ATLANTIC COAST
All Railroads Join in Making
HOSTS 0F VISITORS COMING
Trunk'Lfnes and Central Lines Unite
in Pushing the Fair Thousands
of Wealthy Eastern People
Ar Coming Here.
CHICAGO, April 12. (Special.) The ac
tion -of tho Trunk Line Association meet
ing: held at New York yesterday -was sun
plemented In this city today by the Cen
tral Passenger Association meeting-,
which decided to concur with the former
association In granting a one-way rate
plus $1 from all points east to Chicago
for those desiring to attend the Lewis
and Clark Fair at Portland.
The -Trunk Line Association at its meet
Ing yesterday receded, from its former
demand for a rate of SO per cent of the
round-trip fare, and 'agreed to make a
one-way rate plus 5L irom all points In
its territory on the Atlantic seaboard
west to Pittsburg and Buffalo. This was
to be done, provided the Central Pas
senger Association would lake the same
rate from the two latter cities through to
Chicago, where the rates could be Joined
with the same concessions made by the
transcontinental lines, giving a one-way
round-trip rate from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. The action of the Central Pas
senger Association ratified this agree
ment today, which makes the-one-way
rate from coast to coast certain.
Will Draw the Well-to-Do.
' This" action assures a large attend
ance $t the Lewis and Clark Exposition
from 'ffljjj of the territory lying east of
Chicagofccxtending to the Atlantic Coast,
between tho Canadian boundary and the
Ohio River. The Central Passenger As
sedatloa territory takes In all the cities
of the ' East, and the rate of one fare
will induce thousands of well-to-do per
sons to make Portland the objective
point in their Summer and Fall vaca
tions. There has. been much Inquiry regarding
rates to the Exposition, as the trip Is
ideal for a Summer outing. Railroad
man say these inquiries come from the
better class of people those who have
money to spend. It is said by railway of
ficials that the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion will differ from all former fairs in
this respect that it will attract only the
well-to-do visitors. The usual throngs
of fortune-seekers and fakers cannot af
ford to make the long journey, and, as
a result, Portland will not find upon
her hands at the. close of the Fair thou
sands of dependent persons. This has
been the experience of every city hereto
fore holding a fair, but it will not ob
tain In this case, for the reasons shown.
Eager Demand for Information.
Northern Pacific officials say that the
travel to tho Exposition will be heavier
than most people seem to imagine. The
universal interest manifested in the en
terprise is evidenced by the rapidity with
which the pamphlet issued by the road
descriptive of the Exposition was
gobbled up by the public The edition
was larger by 5000 copies than Is usual
with railroad publications. The demand
for tho work still continues, and to satis
fy it the passenger department of the
Northern Pacific has ordered 30,000 addi
tional copies to be printed.
FAIR OFFICIALS ARE PLEASED
Receive ' Rate Decision with Much
Tho reduction of tho rate from Eastern
paints assures a much larger attendance
for the Exposition and the announcement
was received at Exposition headquarters
with enthusiasm, lato yesterday after
noon. The concession made by the two
passenger associations marks the fortu
nate climax of -many weeks of endeavor.
The Exposition management has done all
in its power to bring pressure to bear on
the Eastern and Trunk Line Associations
to bring about tho desired change. Tho
previously existing allowance of 30 per
cont of double the one-way fare was gen
erally regarded as excessive above war
rant. It was not an attractive rate at the
best, and the attendance through many
big conventions from the East was threat
ened with a decrease as the result. The
headquarters of these various conventions
have worked with the Exposition manage
ment, writing many letters to the differ
ent officers and members of the two as
sociations. The Lewis and Clark State
Commission also joined actively in tho
work, and a day or two ago President
Jefferson Myers was advised by Commis
sioner F. C. Donald, of the Central Pas
senger Association, that the matter would
be given a full hearing, with favorable
action if possible.
Yesterday morning President H. W.
Goode, of the Exposition, received a com
munication from G. H. Daniels, general
passenger agent of the New York Central,
expressing his favorable attitude towards
a reduction in the rate. It is understood
that the 50 selling dates which were previ
ously allowed by the Transcontinental
Passenger Association are to be supple
mented at an early date. These same
dates having been adopted In conjunction
with the reduction of fare yesterday, it
is thought that corresponding additional
soiling dates will also be allowed by the
American In Trouble In Guatemala.
WASHINGTON, April 12,-Inquiry at
the State Department into the report
which reached San Francisco by one of
the Southern steamers to the effect that
a man named Gardner is being illegally
Imprisoned In Guatemala City, develops
the fact that the person is really an
American lawyer named Josepht Darling,
and that he has actually been in con
finement for about a month. Ho is ac
cused of contempt of court, and such in
formation as has reached tho department
goes to show that he was brusque in ad
dressing the court, and moreover that he
has made some pretty strong statements
to Mr. Merry, the American Minister
there. However, the State Department,
to which complaint has been made of
Darling's imprisonment, referred the mat
ter to Mr. Merry, with -Instructions to use
his good offices to secure an amelioration
of the man's condition.
Guaranteed to Germany by .Commer
cial Treaty with" Sultan.
BERLIN, April 12. The new commer
cial treaty between Germany and Mo
rocco, which is being negotiated by Dr.
von Kuehlmann, the German charge
d'affaires at Fez, is more than an arrange
ment covering coasting trade rights. It
embraces all the most-favored-natlon
guarantees in the previous treaty. It
Is upon this treaty that Germany will
press her resistance to France's efforts
to become the predominating power in
Count von Tattenbach Ashold, it was
announced here today, will proceed to
Fez shortly as German Envoy until Dr.
Rosen, the recently appointed Minister.
is ready to replace him. The Count ac
companied Emperor "William from Lisbon
to Tangier, and was present during the
Emperor's conversation with the Sul
POWERS WILL NOT JOIN KAISER
Scheme for Congress on Morocco Has
PARIS, April 12. Germany's efforts to
secure an international conference on the
Moroccan question do not cause further
apprehension here, as the government is
aware that practically all the powers
having any political interest in "Morocco
would not participate. This applies to
France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and
Russia, and the other European powers
have little or no intorest In Morocco. Con
sequently Germany would be practically
alone in favoring an international gath
ering. It Is assumed that the neutral at
titude of the United States will probably
lead her to withhold, participation if all
the Interested parties except Germany de
clined to take part lh the proposed con
ference. The French authorities there
fore do not attach further serious import
ance to the international conference
movement, being convinced that it Is
doomed in advance to failure.
Germany's plans concerning tho sug
gested conference have not yet taken a
definite form. The first reports which
reached Paris indicated that Germany
herself planned to call a conference, but
It now appears that Germany seeks to
have the Sultan of Morocco call a confer
ence. Either plan Is unacceptable to the
authorities here, particularly as it would
give the Sultan another pretext to put off
his reply which France is now awaiting
relative to the adoption of reform meas
ures. Moreover, the proposition to call an
international conference Is; based on the
theory or Ignoring French policy in
Morocco under the Anglo-French agree
ment and turning over the Morocco ques
tion to a congress of the powers. Such
an abandonment of French policy is not
entertained in any quarter here.
Official dispatches received from Tan
gier today confirm the reports that Count
von Tattenbach-Ashold, former German
Minister to Morocco, has called on the
members of the Diplomatic Corps and In
formed them that he has been appointed
temporary Charge a'Affaires, pending, the
arrival of the Gorman Minister, Dr.
Rosen. Dispatches received here from
Tangier do not confirm the report that
Count Tattenbach-Ashold has special in
structions ordering him to open negotia
tions directly with the Sultan of Moroc
co. Renewed tension is expected if Ger
many undertakes to send a mission to
Fez. as the officials here say the effect
of such a mission would be to prejudice
seriously the success of the French nego
tiations which arc now reaching tholr
GERMANY WILL GO FORWARD
Sends Diplomat to Fez to Negotiate
TANGIER. Morocco. April 12. It is of
ficially confirmed that Count von Tattenbach-Ashold,
who provisionally is acting
as .Charge d'Affaires of the Gorman Le
gation here, will proceed to Fez at an
early date to arrange a special German
Moroccan commercial treaty. American
Consul-General Philip has canceled his
projected visit to Fez.
HURRICANE SMASHES TAHITI
Tears Down Huge Trees, Wrecks Ves
sels, Destroys Cocoanut Groves.
PAPEETE, Tahiti, March 31, via San
Francisco, April 12. On tho evening of
March 24 a southeast gale developed into
a hurricane near Tahiti. On March 25 the
storm broke over Papeete. Great trees
came crashing down, breaking fepces and
in some instances tearing houses in two.
In the harbor Paul Martin's steam launch
had its back broken, being washed ashore
against some rocks, following close upon
a Government cutter, which was smashed.
The steamer Mariposa, of San Fran
cisco, encountered the outer edge of tho
hurricane and was delayed about six
hours. It is feared here that the
schooner Teite, owned by some natives,
went down in the storm.
The greatest damage done by the storm.
It is believed, lies in the destruction of
cocoanut groves. In the Tuambotu sec
tion unquestionably the conra industry
has been greatly retarded for this sea
son. CHURCH SEPARATION ASSURED
French Chamber Gives Great Major
ity for Free Religion.
PARIS. April 12. The Chamber of Denu-
tios today by -422 to 4f votes, adopted ar
ticle 1 of the bill providing for the separa
tion or church and state as follows:
"The republic assures the llbertv nf
conscience and guarantees the .free exer
cise oe religion, the only restrictions be
ing those in the Interest of public order."'
All tho amendments were rejected. Thi
majority In favor of article 1 was con
sidered as showing the strength of the
supporters of the measure.
White Has Congenial Company.
TURIN. April 12,-Henn' White, the new
American Ambassador to Italy, passed
through Turin today on his way to Rome.
He has for a traveling companion Ml
Mferavioff, the new Russian Ambassador
to the Quirinal.
Father Martin's Condition Serious.
ROME. April 12. The condition of Fa
ther Martin. General Superior of the So
ciety of Jeusus. is unfavorable, as pus
is gathering in his arm where the ampu
tation was madp- Co "amplications
Russian Fleet Has Not
WAS' SEEN IN CHINA SEA
Battleships Lead Great Line of
NO JAPANESE SHIPS IN SIGHT
Warships Seen Near Bornep May Be
Togo's, but His Whereabouts Is
a Secret The Yashima
Was Not Sunk.
LOXDO.V, April 13. The correspond
ent at I.abunn (off the northwest coast
of Borneo) of the Dally Mail nay that
report arc enrrtnt there that large
fleets have been sighted south of
SINGAPORE, April 13. Despite the ru
mors that have been in circulation for the
last 24 hours to the effect that a battle
has taken place between the Russian and
Japanese rival fleets off the Anamba
Islands, most of the naval men here are
confident that the two fleets have not yet
The belief Is confirmed by the state
ments of the officers of the British cruis
ers Sutlej and Iphigenia, in yesterday
from Hong Kong, who state that they
passed the Baltic fleet at daybreak on
Tuesday, steaming slowly northward In
line of battle formation. There were no
Japanese vessels in sight, and none had
been seen by the British vessels for more
than 24 hours before the Russians were
sighted. The Russians were at that time
some 550 miles northeast of this port.
The fleet was headed by four destroyers
and behind them were seven battleships
steaming in two columns. The rear was
brought up by the cruisers, and the sup
ply ships. After the British vessels had
passed thi sound, of gunfire W3S .heard,.
indicating that the Jiussians were engaged
in target practice.
Deep Interest Is felt here in the outcome
of the coming fighting, and the officers
and crew of every coasting craft leav
ing here for the north are bolng Impor
tuned by adventurers to carry them as
passengers in the hope of being able to
witness the fighting.
NO NE.WS OF BATTLE AT TOKIO
Reports Are Discredited, Though
Small Craft May Have Fought.
TOKIO. April 13. Up to the present time
no word confirmatory to the reported
naval engagement' between the Japanese
and Russian fleets has been received here.
or. If it has, It Is not available to the
While the officials at the Navy Depart
ment profess to believe that Admiral Togo
and his subordinate commanders will have
no trouble in disposing of the Russian
fleet, it is also admitted that the Rus
sian should prove no mean adversary.
Ho has a number of heavy battleships
that would give a g'ood accunt of them
selves, .but It is thought that the Rus
sian gunners will prove no match for the
trlned Japanese veterans who so easily
disposed of tho Port Arthur fleet.
The report of an engagement noar the
Dutch possessions is believed here to be
an exaggeration and It Is thought that, If
any vessels actually were engaged, it will
turn out to have been Japanese and Rus
sian scouting craft or destroyers. Tho
main Japanese battleship and armored
cruiser divisions are believed to be much
farther north than the point where the
lighting Is said to have been In progress,
although tho actual whereabouts of the
fleet.is a closely-guarded sccrot. The fact
that up to midnight there was no sign of
an extraordinary activity at the "War or
Navy Department is held by most people
to indicate that there has not yet been
any general naval engagement.
The Japanese vessels are all well
equlppped with Improved wireless appa
ratus and, if there has been any fighting.
the officials should bo informed of It, and
they would, it is thought, at least admit
than an engagement was in progress.
DENIES YASHIMA WAS SUNK
Toklo Correspondent Includes Battle
ship in Togo's Fleet.
LONDON. April 13. Tho Daily Tele
graph's Toklo correspondent this mprning,
in a comparative statement of the
strength of the fighting fleets of Japan
and Russia, claims that the Japanese
have five battleships. The Dally Tele
graph considers that this- disposes of the
rumor tha tthe battleship Yashima was
sunk by a Russian mine off Dalny In June
(Dispatches from Chefoo In June last
stating that the Japanese battleship Ya
shima had been sunk by a mine off Dalny,
were denied by the Japanese authorities
but a dispatch from Paris November 3 to
the Associated Press upon high authority
reasserted the sinking of the vessel.)
NOT THE TIME FOR MEDIATION
Italian Government Piscourages the
Movement at Present.
ROME, April 12,-Signors Romussi and
Santini interpellated the government in
the Chamber of Deputies today on the
advisability of Italy's offering mediation
looking to peace in the Far East. Under
Foreign Secretary Fuslnato replied that
the Italian government was favorable to
peace, but in order to be able to offer
mediation, it must have certain assur
ances that the belligerents are ready to
accept -mediation, which Is not the case
The Deputies then urged the govern
ment, if the possibility of mediation
arises, not to let .It escape, Slgnor
Romussi recalling the fact that 300.000
Italians had petitioned the government to
exercise its Influence for peace and adding
that The Hague Conference contemplated
REPORT OF BATTLE DOUBTED
No Cable to Carry News from Anamba
LONDON, April 12. No confirmation
has yet been received in London of the
report from tBatavia. Java, of a naval
battle off the Anamba Islands, and as
there Is no cable connection with those
islands. It Is difficult to see how Batavla
-could have got such news before Singa
pore. A dispatch to Lloyd's from Singapore
today practically confirms the Associated
Press first Information regarding the
composition of tho Russian squadron
which passed there April 8. Lloyd's
agent says It was composed of seven
battleships, two armored cruisers, five
unarmored cruisers, three converted
cruisers, .seven torpedoboat-destroyers, 17
steamers and hospital ships and a tug.
. MAY BE TORPEDO ATTACK
Most Probable Explanation of Report
ST. PETERSBURG, April 12 (4:38 P. M.)
The Admiralty has no Information In
regard to the alleged naval . battle In
progress off the Anamba Islands, as re
ported to a newspaper of Amsterdam
from Batavia, and does not credit the
reporL The officials concede, however,
that the Japanese may have attempted
a torpedoboat attack on a convoy dur
ing the night. It is pointed out that there
is no cable cbnnecting the Anamba Isl
ands and Batavia, and that the first news
of a fight shtfuld come from Singapore,
unless the Dutch warships--ar able to
communicate with Batavia by wireless
WHOLE FLEET WENT TOGETHER
Battleships Passed Singapore Along
with All Others.
LONDON. April 12. The Associated
Press Is able to confirm absolutely the
statement that the Russian battleships
passed Singapore going eastward April 8,
so that all of VIce-Admiral Rojestven
8kys squadron are accounted for. This
definite news about the battleships was
sent to Singapore by wireless telegraph
from the China Sea. It Is presumed here
that the battleships passed further out
to sea than the rest of the squadron,
hence the divergent reports regarding the
number of ships.
British Steamer Captured.
TOKIO, April 12. The British steam
er Henry Bolckow was seized by the
Japanese guardshlps off the Island of
Hokkaido, April 7. The character of
her carfco lias not hnn r)(-nir-,i omi
her destlhatfdft is not stated in iho,of-
xl. J2 presumed.
however, that the vessel was bound
Russia Will Raise No New Loan.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 13. fl:15 A
M.) Official denial Is given to the reoort
that the government is contemplating the
issue or another International loan at
Oakley's Capture Justified.
NAGASAKI, April 13. flO A. M.-The
naval prize court at Sasebo has rejected
the nppeal of the British steamer Oaklv.
which was captured Januady IS In Tsu
Straits while bound to Vladivostok with
a cargo of Cardiff coal.
Russia Talks of Chinese Revolt.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 13. (1:16 A.
M.) Despatches from Manchuria Indicate
that the belief prevails there that a. re
volt will soon occur ngalnnt tho Chinese
dynasty and that It Is being promoted by
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAT'S Showcrx and cooler: southerly
TESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 74 de-
jrrees; minimum, 42 degrees. Precipitation,
The War In tho Far East.
Russian fleet ttt-n teaming northward through
China Sea. Pago 1.
Iteport of tattle discredited. Page 1.
Japanese have one moro battlcnhlp than re
ported. Page 1.
Lawyer' Congrem declarer for association of
All professions to agitate for. . liberty.
Peasants neize landed estates. Page 3.
Debatfi on homo rule In British Parliament,
rage 5. " -'
Chamberlain support Balfour on fiscal poller.
Arabawador Mlger received by Cxar. Page 3.
Germany will make new treaty with Morocco.
II. C. Frick may succeed Morton in Cabinet.
Plans for Ihrtlca-CeUlo Canal practically com
pleted. Pago 3.
Kxeoutlve committee of Canal Commission
desldcs Important point. -Page 2.
CastroVi Insolent message received by Taft.
President Roosevelt proves a. good rider.
John TV, Gates drops bunlneea to go to his
father's deathbed. Page 1.
Eastern railroads give elngle fare to Lewis
and Clark Fair. Page 1.
Mission Board Anally accepts Rockefeller's
money. Page 5.
Council of "Women Joins keue with Roosevelt
o nrace wulclde. Page 5.
Both sides In. Chicago strike stand firm. Page S.
New Tork Legislature may impeach Hooker.
Portland and Vicinity.
Traffic men make concessions to Jobbers.
Prominent Idaho men here to raise subscrip
tions for Lcwiston-Grangeville electric line.
Colonel L. L. Hawkins Questions motives of
Lafe Pence in filing on water rights. Page 8.
Market men make rush to place t-bops in san
itary condition. Tago 7.
W. H. Galvanl has lived the life of a vege
tarian for 17 years. Page 8.
Case of 71. M. Rincr continued until May
term. Page 12.
Municipal Judge Hogue will cause removal
of garbage dumped In gulches. Page 9.
City days aro .nomedVfor. Lewis and Clark
Fair. Page 9.
Bishop Potter will speak at the -ExposlUon.
FATHER IS FIRST
Gates Leaves Finance to
AGED MAN -NEAR DEATH
Filial Love Makes Son Risk
WHEAT. CORNER MUST WAIT
Man Who Ruled the Market
Goes to Look His Last on Rugged
Old Man Who Is Fighting
CHICAGO. April 12. (Special.) John W.
Gates reached Chicago this morning.
Finance stumbled in Its operations to per
mit a troubled man to touch the human
side of life. Mr. Gates was on his way
to St. Charles to pay a last respect to
his father, who was dying.
The Gates family is strong In Its love
and its hates. It comes from an intense
stock. On the Board of Trade some 20,000,
000 or SO.QOO.OOQ bushels of wheat bought
for delivers' next month were awaiting
Mr. Gates' will. Market prices nervously
bounded up and down, principally up.
Still, this did not Interfere with the specu
lator's one thought to get to SL Charles
and say a last farewell to the man who
gave him life. He left at noon for the
old home. Gates, senior. Is not expected
to live over the' night.
Finance Yields to Love.
"While the market felt various electric
touches, tho man who Is-waging the tre
mendous wheat control Issue with the Ar
mours was going westward to honor his
sire. Finance shrinks Into insignificance
when it meets filial love. That is possibly
why the trading today did not amount to
more than 250.000 bushels.
The father Is Asel Gates; the son was
born In 1S55, although some of his rivals
insist that he came into existence 500
years ago, judging by the way he has
"riggged," as they say. many of their
cherlshed sohtmes to overthrow him
Gates senior Is as much a character as
his son. He has been ill before. Then
he has recovered; his vitality has been
remarkable, equal to. If not greater, than
that of his son. although John TV, has
been killed off half a dozen times by his
opponents and the doctors, only to re
appear strong, courageous and indomit
able as before. This time, though, the
father is surrendering.
Gates Not Letting Go.
One of the close friends of Mr. Gates
said after his leaving for St. Charles thi3
"So far as the -wheat market is con
cerned, he Is not letting go of any trans
actions in which he may be. He Is not
the type of a man to quit when all market
conditions favor his judgment or to quit
when temporary conditions might drive
a less powerful man Into fright. "What
ever he Is doing in the wheat market is
being sustained and will be kept so until
lite own judgment dictates a settle
ment." Meanwhile finance halted; the dying man
at St- Charles and the love borne him
by his son rose above the sordid turn of
the wheel of money. Love and death
held back the market.
WILL BE TESTED IN NEBRASKA
Gasoline Motor-Car to See Service
Before Coming West.
OMAHA, Neb., April 12.-Special.) The
plan to send the new gasoline motor car
built here by the Union Pacific to Port
land at the end of this week has been
changed. Two days ago this was the
Last night the car was placed on ex
hibition In the Omaha yard to givo peoplo
of this city an opportunity to see it
before It parted on its long overland
journey. Experts were on hand to ex
plain the mechanism and the sanltary
and other features, and several short
trips with passengers were made during
This morning it was decided that, before
being sent "West, the car should see a
little real service on the branch of the
Union Pacific running between Grand
island and Omaha, a distance of 22 miles.
It Is intended that the car shall make
regular runs on this line for a week or
two and possibly longer, although no very
definite plans have been made'.
The car Is now said to be in first-class
condition, and It Is anticipated that the
test of actual service will prove Its
efficiency beyond all question.
CHICAGO PARTY STARTS WEST
Business Menjs Excursion td Pacific
Coast Is Traveling.
CHICAGO. April 12. A delegation of the
Chicago Commercial Association left here
tonight on a three weeks' trip through
the Northwest and "West, with the Idea
of becoming acquainted with the people
and their surroundings, the resources. and
special features of the different sections.
.The party will occupy a hotel Pullman
car during the entire trip.
Tho party left on the Burlington for St.
Paul, and goes thence over the Northern
Pacific, the Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion, the Oregon Short Line and the
Union Pacific through Oregon, "Washing
ton.- Idaho. Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and
Nebraska.- On the way it will be .joined
by representatives of the stockyards in
dustries, of Chicago, who are also making
a tour or the Northwest. The delegation
will visit the places named on the dates
April 12, St. Paul; April II. Fargo, N.
If.; April IS, Butte and Anaconda; April
20. Helena; April 21, Missoula; April 22,
Spokane; April 23. Seattle: Aoril 21. Ta
coma; April 25, Portland: April 2S. Boise:
April 23, Salt Lake; May 1. Ogdcn: May
A cneyennc; May 3. Denver;. May 4.
Omaha. Steps will also be made for an
hour or two at Intermediate points. The
delegation is due In Chicago May .
BRYAN APPEARS IN NEW ROLE
Renders Argument of "Americana"
to Be Played at the Fair.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 12. TV. J. Bryan
assumed a new role at the Auditorium
when he appeared as one of the attrac
tions of the musical spectacular niece.
"Americana," which was put on by the
Innes band, now on tour to the Portland
Mr. Bryan rendered the argument pre
ceding "Americana." which te a history
in song of the Civil "War. He was liber
ally applauded by an audience that packed
tne Auditorium. -
"Americana" Is Innes' latest comoo-
sitlon and It 13 to be a feature at the
Exposition at Portland.
INVITE TAFT TO AUSTRALIA
Governor-General to Ask the Entire
MANILA, April 13. Governor-General
Aorthcote. of the Commonwealth of Aus
tralia, will, it is understood, invite Sec
retary of "War Taft and nartv to visit
Australia during, the party's forthcoming
visit to the Philippines. The Common
wealth of Australia will defray the en
tire expense, it Is said. The American
Chamber of Commerce of Manila Is pre
paring to entertain Mr. Taft and Dartv
on an extensive scale during their stay in
MOHLER MADE VICE-PRESIDENT
Wilf Be Executive Officer of Union
Pacific In Omaha.
OMAHA, April 12. Announcement was
made today at local headquarters of the
Union Pacific Railroad of the eleetion yes
terday in New York by the board of di
rectors of A. L. Mohler to be vice-president
and general manager of that rood.
Mr. Mohler has held the position of gen
eral manager for some time, and his
election as vice-president is mnde In or
der to have an executive officer rosident
in Omaha, where are located the head
quarters. MANY PASSENGERS INJURED
Whole Train Plunges Over Embank
ment in Mississippi
VICKSBURG. Miss.. April lS. Yazoo &
Mississippi Valley passenger train. No.
13, southbound, was ditched near Hardee
Station. 16 miles north of here, at 12:30
this morning. Reports state that 67 pas
sengers were injured. A special train
carrying physicians has gone to the
scene of the wreck.
It is reported the entire passenger train
rolled down an embankment.
UNION OF CHURCHES CARRIED
Decisive Vote Given by Cumberland
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12. Cumber
land Presbyterian headauarters an
nounced tonight that the proposition thrit
the union with the Northern Presbyterian
Church had secured the reouired SS votas.
with others of the 114 Presbyteries of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church yet to
hear from. The deciding vote was cast
today by the Pennsylvania Cumberland
It Is .said that the Northern Presbyter
ian Church is voting for union In the ratio
of ten to one. It has already settled the
question of separate Presbyteries for ne
The eeneral assprnWIca nf hnth nimmiioi.
will meet on May 17. the Cumberland
Presbyterians In Fresno, Cal. and the
Presbyterians in Winona Lake. Ind. The
votes will be declared In both. The
friends of the union, however, do not ex
pect that union will actually be perfected
in less than two years, much time being
required to perfect the details.
GIVES HUNT CHANCE TO PAY
Pan-American Banker Pleads Guilty
and Will Try to Refund.
CHICAGO. April 12. W. H. Hunt, for
mer president of the defunct Pan-Amer
ican Bank here, today changed his plea
of "not guilty" to "guilty." Hunt is un
der Indictment for embezzlement. After
the change of plea had been allowed.
Judge Kersten granted a motion for In
definite continuance made by Hunt's
The change of pica places the case in
the hands of tho court, and by avoiding
a jury trial Hunt Is left free to follow
an expressed desire to visit New York
and other Eastern cities in the hope of
securing money to pay depositors of the
Illinois Will Show Lincol's Home.
SPRING FI ELD, III., April 12. The
commission which is to have charge of
the state exhibit at the Lewis and Clark
Exposition at Portland, Or., this Sum
mer, elected Cyrus Thompson, chair
man, and Reuben H. Tiffany, of Free-
port, as secretary. The commission will
hold a meeting at Springfield next Tues
day. Unless objections are raised the
commission will make the state build
ing a copy of the Lincoln' home: It was
practically decided to exhibit all avail
able Lincoln mementos in the building
during tne fair. The question of con
tracts for the building will be taken up
at the next meeting.
King Edward Welcome to Majorca.
PALMA. Island of Majorra, April 12.
The King and Queen of England arrived
here today on the royal yacht Victoria
and Albert. They landed at 3 P. M., and
were welcomed enthusiasticall by a ble
AT.OIERS. Anrll 12. The -RrltfeK rv.
sul has been informed that King Edward
and Queen Alexandra will come lnr n
.Friday loc a short lime.
FHICK HIS CHOICE
Roosevelt Wants Him to
WHEN MORTON RETIRES
Was Asked to Head Panama
HE IS WILLING TO ACCEPT
Pittsburg Millionaire and Presidenl
Are Mutual Admirers, and Mor
ton Will Retire Befors
WASHINGTON, April 13.-Spedal.)
There is a strong probability that Henry
Clay Frlck. formerly of Pittsburg but
now a resident of New York City, may
become Secretary of the Navy upon the
retirement of Paul Morton. Mr. Morton
has already asked President Roosevelt ta
let him go at his earliest convenience.
Shortly before March 4 he promised the
President he would remain in the Cabi
net for a year, and, u Mr. Roosovelt in
sists, he is In honor bound to redeem his
pledge. But the expectation in adminis
tration circles Is that the President will
let Mr. Morton off some time during the
summer or in the early autumn. It is
also believed Mr. Frlck Is likely to be
One of Nation's Big Men.
President Roosevelt is very fond of Mr.
Frick and regards him, as do all others
who know him well, as one of the biggest
men in the country. The President's
estimate of him was shown In his ef
forts to induce him to take the chairman
ship of the Panama Commission and be
the "hundred-thousand-dollar-man" car
rying on that great work for the govern
ment. Though nothing has as yet been a'
tually arranged about Mr. Fricks taking
a seat in the Cabinet, his friends say h
would be willing: to accept' suclT a pla
It is not truo, as haa ben rumored, tha
Prebtdent Roosavelt offsred hini the Sec
retaryship of the Treasury. At least, if
it is true, none of the President's advisers
are aware of the fact.
Still in Prime of Life.
Mr. Frick Is only 55 years old and is
In the prime of health. He Is as fond of
Mr. Roosevelt as the President is of him.
and, while it cannat be said that Mr.
Frick is ambitious to enter public life,
the probabilities are that he would yield
to the solicitation of his friend If the
Navy portfolio were offered him.
It is not believed his connection with
the Homestead labor troubles would
prove any handicap to a public career If
he were willing to enter upon one. Even
labor unionists now express a great deal
of admiration for tho fine quality of nerve
Mr. Frick displayed In that memorable;
contest, irrespective of the merits of tho
dispute between capital and labor.
GREAT HIPPODROME IS OPENED
New Yvork Is Treated ta immense
NEW YORK, April 12. Tho Hippo
drome, New York's newest and largest!
place of amusement, was opened to the
public tonight under the management oC
Thompson Sc. Dundy, and every ono of
the 5200 seats was taken, soma of them
having been bought at auction at high
premiums, and wherever there was stand
ing space it was filled.
The performance began with the- spec
tacle, "A Yankee Circus on Mars." The
first scene showed a 6trange American
circus about to be sold at auction. It is
bought by a Martian, who takes it to
his planet, and this gives opportunity In
the following sceno to show very elab
orate stage settings.
Following the circus on Mars came a
spectacular production of American Civil
War incidents, "Andersonville, a story1 of
Wilson's Raiders." In this thcro was a
battle scene, bringing numbers of mount
ed men on the stage. . The great hippo
drome tank was utilized In the battle
scene, the fore part of the stage sinking,
this process of submersion continuinjr for
several minutes until the stage represent
ee, a nver.
With mounted troops represented in re
treat, horses and riders rush forward and
plunge into the water, many feet deeD.
Many horses were in the water at the
same time, and the magnitude- of the
presentation of the battle made a very ef
The Hippodrome stage is remarkably
large, and at times was crowded. Hun
dreds of persons and many animals, in
cluding elephants and horses, were In
view at one time, making a very ani
mated and picturescfuc stage scene. The
circus specialties introduced in the first
part bf the performance were unusually
TWO FAMLLLES TN THE FXAMES
One Child Perishes, Gallant Attempt
at Rescue Failing.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., April 12. One
person is dead, one fatally injured and
five less seriously as the result of a fire
in a saloon and boarding-house at Broad
way and Elizabeth streets, today.
The dead: Mary Herrick, aged S years.
The Injured: Mrs. Charles N. Herrick.
the child's mother, fatally; Charles N.
Herrick, the 2-year-old child of Mra. Her
rick; Thomas Norris, Ada Norris, Charles
Anderson, Jack Ward.
Norris jumped from a second-story
window, breaking his arm when he
struck the pavement. Ignoring the injury,
he rescued Mrs. Herrick and her 2-year-old
boy, but could not get into the room
again to rescue the other child.