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VOL. XLV. 2?0. 13,833 N
PORTLAND, OREG'ON, MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
m FQFi COIN
Gates Has Game of His Life
in the Big May Wheat
mm MILLIONS AT STAKE
Some of tlie Bulls Have Already Felt
Cold in Their Feet, and Have
Pulled Out of the
Great Maj- "Wheat Corner..
Open line held by Gates clique,
Profits already made (estimated),
Probable loss I corner breaks,
Loss if transferred to July market,
CHICAGO, April 15. (Special.) John W.
Gates is facing' the fight of his life in
the great May. wheat deal. Far more val
uable than the money loss that he may
meet is the prospect of defeat -that will
cost him the prestige he values so highly.
The force of events is daily bringing him
more Into the light as the active principal
in the deal and making more apparent
the immensity of the interests involved
on both sides. More millions and mystery
hover over the big deal than anything in
the history of grain speculation, not even
excepting the Harper deal, when the
Standard Oil millions were supposed to
have been at one time involved.
The line-up on the Gates side Is com
posed of multimillionaire associates and
sympathizers at New York, St. Louis and
Minneapolis. The Eastern men know
nothing about wheat, but believe in Gates,
and went Into the deal before it looked as
large or involved as many adverse prob
lems as now. The Western men know a
great deal about wheat, andare ranged
with Gates ' because they have believed,
until recently, at least, that his position
Opposing Gates are wealthy men ofva- i
ri a-, orts. Many. have graduated from I
i! 4 .aTCIi." '-grain 'speculation, others are -now
4ho greatest factors In it the world
over, -and a few unfamiliar with wheat
are against Gates In the hope of evening
up old scores.
Some of Gates Forces.
Corwin H. Spencer, of St. Louis, is prob
ably Gates' stanchest supporter, although
not as largely Interested as others. He
believes in the soundness of Gates' wheat
position, and that every short will be
made to pay him a penalty for failure to
deliver the grain as per contract. Henry
L. Little, manager of the great Pillsbury
establishment at Minneapolis, is counted
another factor on the bull side. A. D.
Thomson, of Duluth, owns wheat and
counts it good property.
It would be useless to name the New
York men interested. C. M. Schwab is
presumed to have gotten "cold feet" at a
time which he classified as the psycho
logical moment, for fear that Gates might
do his famous specialty in the same line.
Several railroad and steel men and a few
who admire Gates' many masterly moves
in the stock market have taken a little
stock in the deal, but may not stand for
the final supreme test. If they should de
cide to unload at a critical time. It might
cause -a little annoyance, If not incon
venience. Opponents of Gates believe that he will
he taught the lesson learned by many
before him, that no one man or coterie
of men is greater than the resources of a
great country. They are anticipating the
time when the farmer and the miller will
polish up all the wheat available and sell
it at the fancy prices that the Gates deal
Floods or "Wheat Pour In.
Those nearest the pulse of the grain
trade have already taken the aggressive
in flooding the deal with wheat. Armour,
Peavey and the Rosenbaums have been
prominent factors here and in the North
west, while "Van Dusen-Harrington and
.practically all of the great grainhandlers
of the Northwest have been figuring at
Minneapolis and hero.
Those who have taken a Quiet interest
speculatively, but in a large way, are said
to Include N. B. Ream, who is a. graduate
Jrom the Board of Trade; D. G. Reld, who
changed front on the deal some time ago.
and a host of men of similar type whoso
names are safely hidden away in the
ledgers of their commission men, who
value their business too highly to refuse
to take their order in May wheat, and
Tvho would, in fact, gain nothing by try
ing to make them abandon the deal now.
Xaturo Is Against Gates.
Nature is working overtime against the
May deaL Clear and cold weather, fol
lowing rain and snow, have prevailed for
several days over the "Winter-wheat belt,
making an ideal condition for the crop
and putting it in a position to withstand
the rigors of hot and dry weather as it
approaches harvest. These conditions de
press the price and put an additional pen
alty on the farmer or miller who holds
his old wheat or the flour jobber and dis
tributor who.buys flour at the present old'
wheat basis of values.
The markets of the world aro giving
way under the offerings, and are now very
nearly at a level at which they can lay
down contract wheat in Chicago at a good
profit at May delivery prices, despite the
25-cents-per-bushel duty. Argentine wheat
at Antwerp that would grade as contract
in Chicaffo'-eol Baturda.at sauao
S3 and 3 cents per bushel. This difference
of 25 cents would not admit of imports
at the present level, but it holds a check
against further advances here.
Organizes Xcw Department.
"Within the last week-C G. Gates & Co.,
in -which J. W. Gates is the special part
ner, has organized a grain department,
with separata offices in S. H. Woodbury
& Co.s suite, in the Board of Trade build
ing. Permanent offices are to be taken
in the same building this week. Joseph
Leiter organized two firms to handle and
put a check on his business with other
firms long before his presence in the
wheat deal was known.-
In the trade here opinions as to the out
come of the deal differ. The bears scoff at
the idea, of litigation as a means of avoid
ing losses In the deal. They assert that
It will not be necessary, and that the
owner of wheat will make all except a
nominal paper victory an impossibility.
Estimates of the quantity of wheat that
can be made available for delivery here
before the end of next week differ
widely. Conservatives, on the bull side
claim that Gates holding is over 20.000,000
bushels. To sell it oufc at the present-July
price the only practical market in sight
would mean a loss approaching $5,000,000.
An attempt to liquidate it in that way
would involve a loss of probably $10,000,000
before it was completed, as the trade
would not, of course, overlook any opportunities.
'WHEELS BLOCKED IN ITALY
Hallway Strike May Extend to Othci
Forms of Industry.
ROME, April 17. Every railway line
throughout Italy is tied up this morn
ing as a result of the strike among
the employes, who are dissatisfied
with wages and hours of labor. The
strike is expected to spread to all of
the large industries in the several
cities and before it is ended bloodshed
is likely to result.
The strike started in Naples at 6
o'clock Sunday night and a few min
utes afterward the Keads of labor
unions wired to every subordinate or
ganization telling them to notify their
members to stop work at midnight.
The order was literally obeyed and not
a wheel is turning this morning, al
though the officials of the road3 allege
they will have them in operation be
fore the end of the day.
All the station clerks and office em
ployes have been ordered to report to
the station masters to aid in moving;
NAVY TO GIVE ENGINE MEN
Italy Prepares to Meet General Hail
ROME, April 16. A general strike of
Tallway employes is to be inaugurated to
morrow morning, In accordance with the
arrangements -perfected through cipher
telegrams sent to aU railway centers by
the agitation committee at Rome, The
strike will prove a great embarrassment
to foreign tourists, of whom there are a
great many Jn Italy just now.
In reply to an Interrogation in the
Chamber of Deputies relative to the rail
road bill which Is on the calendar for
discussion on Monday, Premier Fortis
"We still hope to bring the railway men
to reason, but if persuasive measures are
Insufficient I declare the government
knows Its duty and how to accomplish it.
I can state that public order will be main
tained everywhere, and that also that the
public will be served within the limits of
possibility. The government feels that it
has the moral and material strength to
accept-what it considers to be its right
The chief measures on which the gov
ernment relies consist in having the sta
tions occupied by the military and trains
conducted by soldiers, the navy supplying
engine-drivers and stokers. Trains will
be escorted by soldiers, and will carry
workmen ready to repair any damage that
may be inflicted on the tracks. Express
trains will be discontinued, and the mini
mum of one ordinary train daily will be
maintained on each of the principal lines.
The tracks will be patroled by cavalry.
Socialist deputies are discussing the ad
visability of adopting obstructionist tac
tics in the Chamber of Deputies to pre
vent the passage of the railway bill.
AGAINST MIXED MARRIAGES
Dr. Hirsch Sounds "Words of Warn
ing in Sinai Temple.
CHICAGO, April 16. Words of warning
of the dangers apt to follow marrlageB
of Jews with non-Jews were spoken today
by Dr. Emil G. Hirsch, in his sermon in
Sinai Temple. Differences in view of
religious matters and of other "funda
mental and sentimental things of life,"
the speaker said, constituted great ob
stacles. His subject was "Mixed Mar
riages." "I have shown my sanction of such
marriages by performing the ceremony
myself, and such marriages are sane
tloned, but they should not be encouraged
actively." The present-day tendency to
disregard parental advice was deplored.
and the climax of the sermon was reached
when Dr. Hirsch said:
"At the best, marriage never is smooth
sailing, and when young persons feel
brave enough and strong enough to follow
when love has bridged a chasm caused by
1500 years of persecution of the Jews, and
do bo in the face of parental objections.
they often find the way has bitterness
worse than agony." Continuing, he said:
"So I say, even if all other considera
tions are forgotten, and for the sake of
the world, if not for the Jewish faith.
the hand of warning should be raised
against the mistaking of the flash of pas
sion or infatuation for love, which should
be guided by wisdom. The Jews should
guard jealously against the marriage of
Jew and non-Jew except in the rare case
where a true affinity based on agreement
in the fundamental things of life has been
found and tested."
Ordered Before Court-Martial.
MANILA, April 16-Lleutenant-Cora
mander Isaac Knight Seymour has been
ordered to appear before a naval court
martial for trial.
Lieutenant-Commander oeymour was
the navigating officer of the cruiser Bal
timore when that vessel grounded in
the Straits of Malacca, about six months
ago. and it is presumed that he is to be
tried in connection with that affair. It is
understood that the oharge3 preferred
against Lieutenant-Commander Seymour
are similar in nature to those preferred
against Commander John B. Briggs, who
was in command of tka-S&lUoiQrs -arhen
IN THE CHI
Rumor Says Cruisers of the
Fleets Have Bout Last
ing Three Hours.
DETAILS NOT OBTAINABLE
Japanescand Russians Are Said to
Have .Jiost Heavily in the Pre
liminary Skirmish of
the Big Event.
V SPECIAL CABLE. ;
HONG KONG, April 17. 6:45 A. M.) It
is reported, that a fight took place last
Sunday In the China Sea between the
Japanese and Russian scout cruiser di
visions, in which considerable damage re
sulted to both combatants. The fighting,
which was preliminary to the general en
gagement not imminent, Is said to have
lasted nearly three hours.
Up to the present time, neither the par
ticulars of the fighting nor absolute con
firmation l nhrnlnnhlp. 1
HONG KONG, April 16. The steamer
Telemachus reports that she heard firing
150 miles north of the Natuna Islands
at 3:20 o'clock on the afternoon of
ANCHORED IN BAY TO COAL
Baltic Squadron Seen at Ranrah hy
Passengers on Prince Helnrich.
SINGAPORE, April 17. The German
liner Prince Helnrich, which has arrived
here, reports that at noon on Friday she
sighted the Russian Baltic fleet anchored
at Kanrah Bay, coaling. A Russian cruis
er sailed out and made a circuit around
the vessel, but did no stop her. There
was no attempt made even to question
the officers, and, in. fact, the Russian
cruiser did not even signal the liner1. On
board the liner were the Prince and Prin
cess Ariseguwa, who were on the way
to Berlin to attend the wedding of the
Crown Prince of Germany.
There is no doubt here but that the
Japanese are desirous of avoiding a con
flict with the Russians. It is believed
that the latter will be permitted to com
plete their voyage, although news of a
destroyer attack is soon expected.
It vvaa reported here yesterday that
tne iioit liner 'JLeiemacnus, wnicn nas ar
rived at Hong Kong from this port, had
heard a terrific cannonading while off
the coast last Wednesday. This was ex
plained today on the arrival of the coast
ing steamer Lord Nelson, which reported
that on Wednesday, while proceeding to
wards Singapore, she was held up by a
Russian steamer and compelled to take
roundabout way, because the Russian
vessels were engaged in target practice
in the open sea. Neither of the vessels
reported having sighted any Japanes ves
sels.. HUMORS WITHOUT REAL NEWS
Correspondents Guess at What
Beyond Their Vision.
LONDON, April 16. There Is as yet no
hews of a great naval battle In the Far
East, or of the whereabouts of the rival
fleets." The Hongkong correspondent of
the Dally Mall sends a rumor of a small
engagement, but there is no confirma
tion of this report.
Details regarding the Russian ships in
Kanrah Bay, Cochin China, are too mea
ger to be Instructive. According to the
Dally Mail's Singapore correspondent, the
North German Lloyd steamer Prlnz Heln
rich saw several battleships and six cruis
ers In the bay, but the dispatches to other
newspapers are not so precise.
The Daily Telegraph's Singapore corres
pondent, like the Associated Press, merely
reports "eighteen vessels," and adds that
the captain of Prinz Helnrich states that
possibly more warships were Inside the
harbor, but that they were invisible from
The presence of the Russian squadron
off the Annam coast is raising keen in
terest here. In view of the possibility of
their Infringing Chinese neutrality and
of the likelihood of Rojestvensky hav
ing had to split his squadron. The Morn
ing Post's correspondent at Shanghai tele
graphs that China has Instructed the Gov
ernor of the Southern Provinces to main
tain strict neutrality in view of the pos
sibility of Russian ships sheltering there.
Waters Strewn With 3IIncs.
TOKIO, April 17. Defense zones have
been created around the Islands of
Okinawa, Oshenia and Ernl, of the Loo
chao group, and the PescaJore Islands,
where the Japanese have established a
naval base. This information, officially
given out today, is a warning- to foreign
shipping to keep away from the zone.
which is In the way of the Russian
fleet's progress to Vladivostok.
The Japanese have evidently strewn
the waters in the zones with innumer
able mines. Many of the mines, hun
dreds in number, that were planted off
Port Arthur by the Japanese, have been
removed and it is said they are now
being placed in the path of Admiral
All Japanese steamers plying be
tween Japan and America are plan
nlng temporary suspension owing1 to the
presence of the Russian fleet in Pa
Burned Stores Too Soon.
LONDON, April 17. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg to a new3 agency reports
that General Llnievltch has issued an
order forbidding officials of the commis
sariat to burn stores here prematurely
and Teprovlng officials in cases that have
already occurred. The order directs that
storehouses be destroyed hereafter only
by permission of the commanders of
army corps and divisions.
The Telegraph's correspondent at Toklo
reports that the Japanese recovered 300
of the 500 guns which the Russians had
abandoned in the retreat from Mukden.
Treaty Not Yet in Force.
'LONDON. April 17. The correspondent
j-ghaagfcaifi'fha' Timts -yrlli at canjj.
eiderabl length in protest of the fact
that no single Important clause of the
commercial 'treaty negotiated by Sir
James I. Mackay. the British tariff com
missioner, which was ratified nearly three
years ago, is yet effective, and asserted
that thft Government encourages provin
cial officials in flagrant violations of its
The Mackay treaty, which was signed
in September, 1502. provided, among other
things, for the abolishment or tne llkln
and import duties. The likln is a tax
levied at numerous stations throughout
the provinces on all goods passing Into
Believe Togo Surprised.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 17.-12:15 A.
M.) There Is no information from Vlce
Admiral Rojestvensky's squadron, but the
Admiralty would not be surprised to learn
of skirmishing between scoutshlps today
or tomorrow, as the beginning of torpedo
boat warfare soon is not unexpected.
The naval organ here expresses the
opinion that Togo was taken completely
by surprise when Rojestvensky suddenly
appeared at the entrance of the China
Sea, and is now concentrating his widely
scattered fleet near the Pescadores, where
it is believed a sea fight will probably
Mysterious 3Iessage at Manila.
MANILA, April 17. The cruiser Rain
bow, the flagship of the Philippine squad
ron, received a wireless telegram at 6
o'clock yesterday evening fronV-soixyv point
estimated at about 60 miles' off the en
trance of Manila Bazas' follows:
"Is there any one inside with a wire
The following answer was returned:
"Do you wish to communicate?"
No reply was made to the question and
the torpedo-boat destroyers Dale and De
catur were sent to investigate. They have
returned to port without having solved
the mysterious message.
Sights Part of Squadron.
SINGAPORE, April 16. The . North
German Lloyd steamship Prinz Helnrich
reports that she sighted 18 vessels "of the
Russian Baltic squadron In Kamranh Bay
at noon Friday last. The steamer did
not sight -any Japanese warships.
Kamranh Bay is in Cochin China, about
200 miles northeast of Saigon.
EVANS' DEATH IS , SUDDEN
Son of Colonel Evans, Born In Port
land, Was an Athlete-
NEW YORK, April 17. Hawley D. Ev
ans, son of Colonel Dudley Evans, presi
dent of the Well3-Fargo Company, is
dead at a hotel where he made his home
In this city. He was born 25 years ago in"
Portland, Or., was educated in the East
arid became known as a clever athlete.
Death Is believed to have been due to .a
cerebral hemorrhage, but an autopsy will
be parforined. because two attending pby
atclfn"s a.yj there ire feat'Vrh'fdf Ne man's
Illness thej; do not understand.
Evans had muscles like iron. He com
plained on Saturday night of not feeling
well, but apparently was all right when
he got up Sunday. Later he was at
tacked with nausea and at noon went
back to bed. A few hours later he became
unconscious and passed away.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Showers; southerly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 62
de?.; minimum, -17 (leg. Total precipitation,
War in the Far Eatt.
Scouts of blp fleets said to hive clashed In
the China Sea. Page 1.
Report has not been verified and no partic
ulars are obtainable. Pace 1.
German vessel Prince Helnrich eees part of
Baltic fleet coaling In Chinese harbor.
Japanese dot path of Russian vessels with
floating mines. Fase 1.
Jews run away from expected massacre at
Easter time- in South and Central Russia.
"Asiatic peril" Is now -what facca European
nations, saysRuasIan -jiaper. Page 2.
Soldiers are guarding the Pulltoff Iron Works,
In the Norva quarter. Page 2.
The Deal in May Wheat.
John W. Gates Is now alas fighting for his
prestige. Pace 1.
Events are gradually forcing- htm to the
center of the stage. Page 1.
Theodore P. Shonts Is to be appointed presi
dent of the Panama Railroad. Page 1.
Host of railroad men called before Senate
committee on Interstate commerce. Page 2.
Every railway line in Italy is tied up this
morning by the strike. Page 1.
Louis Nixon opens the eyea of the Russian
naval officers. Page 2.
Movement gaining ground in Hungary for a
tariff of her own. Page 3.
Syndicate cuts short the New York theatrical
season. .Page 1.
Gasoline motor-car makes fine exhibition on Its
way to Portland from Omaha. Page 1.
Nan Patterson goes to church in the Tombs
for the first time; third trial begins today.
National Council of Women adopts resolu
tions calling for chastity ' in ftoen and
women. Page 3.
Tonopah citizens are cleaning up their town.
President Roosevelt in his camp is ehut up.
by a blizzard. Pago 1.
Portland is Ehut out twice by the Oakland
aggregation. Page 11.
Seattle wins game at Los Angeles after dis
graceful scenes on the diamond. Page 11.
Games In Eastern leagues. Page 11.
Lumber in Butte. Mont., bur nr. setting fire
to dwellings. Page 4.
San Francisco police fooled by the wife of
the Italian murderer. Page 3.
Washington to have good display at Lewis
and Clark Fair. Page 4.
Portlaad aad Vicinity.
Large crowds spend Sunday at Exposition
grounds. Page 7.
Colonel L. L. Hawkins replies to Percy H.
Blyth," and says Mocleay Park cannot be
closed. Page 10.
Sheepmen are to be compelled to obey in
spection and dipping laws. Page 10.
Race for Mayor centers about two political
factions, one for open, the other for closed
town. Page 10.
Blnger Hermann reach Portland from
Washington and will bo arraigned in Fed
eral Court today. Page 12.
Dr. Roland D. Grant speaks -on future of
Hebrew rac. Page 4.
Palm Sunday observed Jb?.- Catholic and
- rjfr.rgMltw- 2a &
NEW YORK SHQ
DBMS CLOSE E
This Season Has Been Abbre
viated Greatly by Too .
SUCCESS OF INDEPENDENTS
Houses That Have Heretofore Not
Paidt Filled at Performances of
the Free Lanco Actors
NEW' YORK, April 16. (Special.)
The New York theatrical season gen
erally runs to nearly the end of May.
But it Is a different story this year.
Three houses have already closed,
and the blinds will be down on all but
the Summer shows before May 1.
The cause? Too much syndicate!
.There have been only four great
successes this season and it is a sad
fact that three of them cannot be pre
sented outside of New York City be
cause the syndicate will not permit it.
These plays are Xhe "Music Master,"
In which Dave Warfleld is starring;
"Adrea," Mrs. Carter's masterpiece:
"Leah Kleschna," by Mrs. Fiske, and
the "College Widows."
"I have four plays mottled up in New
York," declared David Belasco in the
course of his testimony In his suit
against Klaw & Erlanger. "I would like
to present them on the road, but can
not get any time. They must run here
as long as the people will stand for
then!, and then go on the shelf."
.Mrs. Fiske Kept in New York.
"Mrs. Flske's season is confined to
New York." says Harrison Grey Fiske.
"Fortunately, 'Leah Kleschna' has been
the biggest kind of a success and can
run until the Summer. Had her play
been a failure I suppose I would have
been compelled to close the house, for
other, companies would not have dared
to play here. They fear the wrath of
Mr. Belasco's four plans are the
"Music Master." "Adrea," Blanche
Bat2s in the "Darlintr of . the Gods,'
and Henrietta Crosraan in, "Sweet Kit
ty Eelairs." The last two' named,- a 1
thovgh eoxlt ran fpr over a esorx,
have done finely in e theater obscure--ly
located and heretofore poorly pa
trpnized. There is no denying; the' fact that
the public of New York has practi
cally boycotted the pet shows of the
syndicate, while Independent attrac
tions have done remarkably well.
For a couple of years theaters be
low Thirty-fourth street, and more
than a block from Broadway, have
been regarded as out of the way, and
in fact few of them have cleared ex
penses, while generally the financial
returns have been simply awful to
contemplate. Here is what has hap
pened to a few bouses by being
changed from syndicate to -non-syndicate
Savage Coining 3Ioney.
The Garden Theater, Madison ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street, never
cleared expenses under Charles Froh
man's control. He refused last May to
renew his lease even on a percentage
basis, and the house was taken by
Henry W. Savage.
It opened In September last with the
"College Widows,'' and has actually
been turning them away at every per
formance. Mr. Frohman cannot under
stand it, especially In this year of
The Bijou Theater is on Broadway
below Thirty-third street, and has not
been regarded as a desirable property.
Infact, it was closed the greater part
of last year. David Belasqo assumed
control at the beginning on the pres
ent season and presented David War
field in the "Music Master." It has
been a fact all through the engage
ment that seats must be purchased at
least three weeks ahead.
Another "hoodoo" house was the
Academy of Music. It Is a great big,
gloomy barn, and very depressing to
visit, because a person always felj so
The energetic Mr. Belasco acquired
the Academy also this year, and other
managers announced that the way he
would lose money there would he as
tonishing. Filled the House All the Time.
Belasco filled out the season with
his two old plays, "Sweet Kitty Bel
lairs" and "The Darling of the Gods,"
and filled the house week In an,d week
Then there is the case of the once
famous Madison Square Theater, the
homeyears ago of A. M. Palmer's stock
company. Frohman had the theater of
late and couldn't make it pay. The
crusade after the Chicago Theater dis
aster brought about the closing of the
Madison Square, and no manager could
be found daring enough to reopen it.
They all agreed with Frohman that
the theater was "out of the district,"
Inconvenient, and that its day had
passed. Finally Walter Laurence
rushed in where the syndicate feared
to tread, and the theater was opened,
while managers shook their heads, and
declared it was bound to fail.
The opening attraction was a farce,
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram." Residents
of Portland may remember it from
last season, when it was produced
there under the name of "Who's
Farce Brought the Cola.
No one claims that it is the most
wonderful play ever shown upon the
boards,, hut it has proven a profitable
inyeatmant. for Mr.Laurence. Per it any
this is because it has not been a syn
dicate play. Whatever the reason, the
fact remains that a farce which was
not a great success upon the road has
made money in a house that had been
tightly closed for a year.
Charles Frohman has also aban
doned the Garrick Theater, but the
new owner, Senator William H. Rey
nolds, has not been in long enough to
get a line on what he will do. Under
the Frohman regime It has lost money
The only real success that has ap
peared "in a syndicate house this year
has been Richard Mansfield, and he is
justly regarded as one of the most in
dependent managers in" the United
States. Klaw & Erlanger do his booking-,
but Mr. Mansfield has a good deal
to say as to where and when he plays.
The failures under syndicate aus
pices this year have been so numerous
that one can hardly remember them.
In a number of cases attractions
booked for a run have cleared out at
the end of a week. Here are a few of
the more prominent that failed to pay:
Failures of the Syndicate.
E. S. Willard. who opened with a bad
play and a poor company, and then re
vived some of his former successes with
but llttlo financial improvement; Edward
Terry, nnother English star who changed
plays constantly without Improving the
financial situation; the "Wife Without a
Smile," which posed unattended at the
Criterion; the "Money-Makers." which
belled its name at the Liberty; "Trps,"
which promptly sounded "lights out at
the Lyric; "Baroness Fiddlesticks," which
brought an immature chorus girl into the
llsht of unfavorable criticism at the Ca
sino; Cissie Loftus, who was not a bit
funny as the "Serio-Comlc Governess";
"Bird Center." which, like a bird, flew
away from the Majestic after one week;
Margaret Anglin. whose preposterous play
about an Adamless Island failed so com
pletely that even its name is forgotten;
"Humpty Dumpty," "The CIngalee." the
"Royal Chef," "The Mummy and the
Maid," "The Forbidden Land" and half
a hundred others.
In addition to these, a number of ster
ling stars have been compelled to go back
to old plays In order successfully to lure
the nimble dollars.
Maude Adams has revived "The Little
Minister." William Gillette again appears
In "Sherlock Holmes," Charles Hawtrey
has devoted the season to "The Message
From Mars," James T. Powers ha;
dragged out -"San Toy," In which he was
successful years ago, and dear old "Flor
odora" Is the attraction at the Broadway
Cissie Back to Vaudeville.
Cissie Loftus, who declared she would
never, never De anything again but a
legitimate actress, has gone back to vau
devllle. and is drawing-owowds- to hear
the "Imitations' r- she- jrendred with sue
cess years -aStd. S;
The metfEnilk. of syndicates' as
bought out "in th qfy...$&ki&3 ;suit
again t Klav Ss! Krlanr?erv-lufcve'arfjused
much Interests and willtosjuredly tend to
maxe tne roan ot tne syndicate even
more rocky than It Is at present.
Belasco proved that he was compelled
to give up 50 per cent of his profits on
the tour of Dave Warfleld in order to ob
tain bookings. Klaw & Erlanger took
no risks; they did not agree to share the
losses, only the profits.
It Is generally believed that there will
be a new alignment of theatrical forces
next year, for the bad business has not
been confined to New York It has been
If a few houses In important cities can
be induced to break away from present
agreements, the coming season may mark
tho beginning of the return to old con
ditions, when there were no syndicates.
NO WORD FROM PRESIDENT
Hunting Party Entirely
. From Outside World.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April 16.
No word reached Secretary Loeb today
from the President's camp, and It is not
known here whether the sport goes well
or 111 with the party. Communication
will be opened tomorrow and It Is ex
pected that a courier will arrive early
In the morning. On his return trip he
will carry to the President a large batch
of personal mall, as well as many letters
for Dr. Alexander Lambert and others
who are with the President. There Is a
telephone about four miles from the
camp, but the subscriber has discouraged
its use as a means of sending out news
of the hunt
Secretary Loeb and other members of
the President's party who have head
quarters at the Hotel Colorado took a
long horseback ride today, visiting the
Devereaux ranch, west of Glenwood. and
tho elk pens nearby. They also swam in
tho hot springs pool, with Icy rain falling
on their heads and snow falling heavily
on the surrounding mountain tops.
Blizzard at Camp Roosevelt.
DENVER, Colo., April 16. A News spe
cial from Newcastle, Colo., sayB that a
fierce blizzard rages at Camp Roosevelt,
25 miles south of there, today. So violent
was the story that no one ventured out
of doors. The greater part of the day
was spent by the President and party
around the camp fires telling hunting
The News also has a pispatch saying
that the mail carrier, who covers the
territory adjacent to Huntsman Hills,
reached Newcastle today and verified
the report that the President killed a
large brown bear with the first shot he
fired yesterday afternoon. It required
several hours' chase to bring the animal
POPULAR ATTORNEY HERE
James A. George, of Dcndwood, S.
D., TTsits Portland.
James A. George, of Deadwood. S. D.,
is at the Portland, on hi3 return from
San FrancIscoT where he has been tak
ing depositions In an Important Federal
case about to be tried in his state, and
In which he 1$ interested.
Mr. George is a man of many parts and
is one ot the foremost attorneys of his
state. In the past he has had many
business dealings with Blnger Hermann,
while the lattSr was Commissioner of
the General Land Office at Washington,
and besides has been a personal friend for
many years. He remained in Portland an
extra day In order to greet Mr. Hermann,
whom he has not seen for three or four
years. He win leave this evening for Se
attle on hl3 return -ihome
M SHIS SPEE
Climbs Steep Grades Out of
Omaha on Its Way to
FASTER THAN OVERLAND
First Long-Distance Run qf Union
Pacific Product Shows That It
Can No Longer Be Called
OMAHA, Neb.. April 16.-(Sp2Clal.)-On
arun from Omaha to Grand Island today,
a distance of nearly 200 miles, tho Union
Pacific's new gasoline motor car proved
its success in actual service. This was
the first stage of its long overland Journey
to Portland, Or.
The car was geared to a maximum of
40 miles an hour, and over, a large part
of the run fully maintained this speed,
exceeding that of the Overland Limited,
which, over this portion of the road, ia
scheduled for only 37 miles an hour. The
Journey is a steady climb tf 10CO feet,
making fast traveling impossible. It was
on the steep grades out of Omaha, espe
cially, that the little car proved Its effi
ciency. An operating official of the road said:
"This first long-distance run of the mo
tor car was a decided success. While
other roads have expended many thou
sands of dollars in experiments to the
same end, the Union Pacific is the first
road to make a complete success of the
application of gasoline to railway locomo
tion. It will enable us to give better
branch-line service at a greatly reduced
About two dozen railroad, business and
newspaper men accompanied the car on
the trip. For a week the car will make
daily runs between Grand Island and St.
Paul, Neb., a distance of 22 miles, which
will be its actual working test, and then
it will continue Its Journey westward. Its
next abiding place will be Portland. Or.,
the run of nearly 2000 miles across plains
ard mountains being made un3er its' own
i The operation of the car was in dhatge
; of C. 'G. Balrd and L. C. Adams. Mr.
Adama was sent from Portland for th
express purpose of becoming familiar with
the operation and mechanism of the car,
which he will have charge of at Portland.
The car seats 20 persons, and in the for
ward end, where is located the gasoline
motor, is a space reserved for baggage.
The regular service cars, construction of a
number of which will begin at once, will
be 50 feet long, will seat 55 passengers
and accommodate their baggage. The cars
will have a motor of sufficient horsepower
to haul one or two trailers when it is
found necessary to use extra equipment.
Officials of a number of the large rail
road systems of the country already have
interested themselves in the Ideaj which
will be exploited at the coming railroad
congress at Washington. Probably the
greatest feature is the small expense of
operation. This, It is believed, will be
about one-sixth the cost ot operating reg
ular passenger trains.
The Idea of a railroad, motor car, it is
said, was conceived by Vice-President
Mohler, of the Union Pacific, and the de
velopment of the car has been under the
supervision of Superintendent of Motive
Power McKeen. of that road.
RECEIVED BY KING VICTOR
Ambassador Henry White Drives to
Pnlnce in Great State.
ROME, April 16. Henry White, the
new American Ambassador to Rome, was
received in audience by King Victor Em
manuel today, and presented his letters
Mr. White was taken to the Qulrinal
in a gala carriage bs Marquis Borea
D'Olmo, master of ceremonies, followed
by othr . urt carrNzes conveying the
persoviel of the American Embassy, in
cluding ex-Secretary Iddings, Second
Secretary Leonard N. Thomas, Lieutenant-Commander
William L. Howard,
naval attache, and Major Frank A. Ed
wards, military attache. Tho party waa
received by the prefect of the palace.
Count Gianottl, who admitted Ambas
sador White to the presence of the King.
.After tho presentation of the letters
of credence King Victor Emmanuel en
gaged Mr. White in a cordial conversa
tion, which lasted half an hour. This af
ternoon Ambassador White visited mem
bers of the diplomatic corps.
, Coughing Broke Blood Vessel.
NEW YORK April 17. Miss Maiti9
Bell Quarrler, daughter of the late Archie
Quarrier, of Louisville, Ky., vlce-preel-dent
of tho Louisville & Nashville Rail
road, Is dead at the former home of her
brother in this city. She was a great
beauty and was to have been married
April 26 to James V. McDonald.
Miss Quarrier had been ill with pleu
risy but sufficiently recovered last week
to fix the date of her wedding. Sunday ia
a fit of coughing she burst a blood ves
sel, and death occurred almost Immedi
ately. Clayton's Family Coming Home.
MEXICO CITY, April IS. The family
of Ambassador Clayton will leave for the
United States tomorrow, going to Des
Moines, Ia. Ambassador Conger is ex
pected here the last of May, when Am
bassador Clayton will retire from the
Dr. J. Lee Adams.
WASHINGTON, April 16. Dr. J. Lee
Adams, chief of the claims division of
the United States Internal Revenue Bu
reau, died today, aged 63 years.. He had
ijeea in the revenue service for 40 years.