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VOL. XLV. NO. 13,841.
PORTLAND, OBEGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BEAR MID BOBCAT
"Bully Sport," He Says, and
COURIER BRINGS OUT WORD
Correspondents Swarm About tho
Close-Mouthed Mountaineer, but
Are Given Little Informa
tion of the-Hunt.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April 18.
President Roosevelt has killed a bear
and a "bobcat. He is satisfied with the
hunt for ihe biggest gamo the Rockies
afford. If he gets one more bear, or sev
eral, he will be better- pleased, but to
quote his own words, "I got what I was
after. It was bully sport and I hope it!
This Is the story brought to Secretary
Loeb tonight by Elmer Chapman, a cour
ier with a close mouth, who was chosen
to bear messages between the President
and the temporary seat of Goyfrnment
at the Hotel Colorado in this city.
While he came through Newcastle,
where are camped numerous correspond
ents of newspapers, he brought his story
intact. There was no leakage and all
the information obtained at that place
was derived from a view of a closely
rolled fresh bear skin which Chapman
transferred from his saddle to the car at
the railway station.
Is that all you've got?" he was asked.
Isn't that enough?" he replied.
TMs was about the substance of the
conversation In which Chapman partici
pated at Newcastle. He was chosen be
cause he knows when not to talk. Be
fore starting on his hunt the President
eald he did not want any newspaper men
to follow him. To the three correspond
ents representing press associations who
accompanied him from Washington, the
"You stick by Loeb and I will help
you all I can. I cannot send out a mes
senger -every day, but as soon as there
Is anything worth telling you shall have
The courier got through Newcastle
without talking and the President made
gcod to those who complied with his
wishes. But if the courier was reticent
at Newcastle, he was different when his
journey was at an end, and Secretary
Loeb "had removed the injunction of
secrecy. His eyes kindled with a fire
that told his- admiration for the Presi
dent's prowess as a hunter more than
could the words at his command. One
expression which the hardy mountaineer
Injected Into, his story was:
"Say, fellows, he's a beaut and no mis
take. The way he scents game would
make you think he was born in the
mountains and had never left them. Say
now, "being President don't make any dif
ference with a man that's got the real
stuff In him. Goff said he was the real
thing and did not need showing, but I
didn't believe it"
It was late when Chapman finished his
talk with Secretary Loeb, so the story Is
FIRST WORD FJR03I THE CAMP
"Lone Courier Hides In With Pelt
or a Bear.
GLEN SPRINGS, Colo., April 18. The
first word from President Roosevelt's
hunting camp on the Charley Penny
ranch, 23 miles southwest of Newcas
tle, reached Secretary Loeb soon after
6 P. M. today. He was notified over
the telephone that Elmer Chapman,
the courier, selected to bear messages
between the President and his secre
tary, had arrived at Newcastle dur
ing the afternoon, and would take the
9:40 train over the Colorado Midland
tor Glenwood Springs. If on time, the
train would reach this city at 10
Chapman was appointed to the post
of courier because of the fact that he
is famed for his reticence. It was
known that a messenger from the
President's camp would have to run
the gauntlet of a dozen or more corre
spondents who have taken headquar
ters at Newcastle.
"When Chapman was sighted riding
horseback across the bridge Into the
village, the correspondents went out
to meet him. He proved worthy of his
post, and in reply to questions said
that if information was wanted of the
hunt, the correspondents must get It
from Mr. Loeb.
Bear Skin on the Saddle.
This did not prevent the correspond
ents from learning that the President's
hunt had been successful, however, for
strapped across Chapman's saddle was
a fresh bear skin, which was being
taken to Glenwood Springs. Chapman
admitted that this pelt was the only
one that had been taken, but he would
not say the animal had been brought
down by the President's gun. It was
taken for granted that this -was the
case, for otherwise it was not probable
the skin would have been sent to
Representatives of newspapers at
Newcastle had to be satisfied with the
information given by Chapman, "but
they at once prepared to accompany
the courier to Mr. Loeb's headquarters,
where a full report was expected.
It was learned here today that the
President's party has not yet moved
its camp from the place where it first
located. A fresh trail was, found early
today, and the hunters took it up be
fore Chapman's departure for New
castle. Because of the heavy snow
east of the camp, it is not likely it
will be changed for several days. The
Indications are that plenty of sport
will be found in the present sur
roundings. The courier Is expected to remain
here over night, and Secretary Loeb
.will accompany,, him. to--Newcastlo...o-
morrow. and together they -will ride
to the hunting camp. He has a num
ber of matters to lay before the Presi
dent, and particularly his signature is
needed to important documents.
First Stirring in Morning.
According to Chapman, the President is
taking the true sportsman's delight in the
rough life of the camp. He is one of the
first to be stirring in the morning and al
ways the flr;st to sit down to breakfast.
The fare seems to suit him, although he
has said trveral times he would bo as
well pleased If it were less pretentious.
"fflf idea of camp life is one kind of meat
at each meal, and that fried; vegetables
of the canned variety, coffee made over
an open fire and the smell of smoke in
everything that is cooked.
Things are different at Camp Roosevelt,
as the boys have dubbed the outfit on the
Charley Penny ranch. But the President
has been warned that the chef may not
be able to do such good work after tho
camp is moved, and that the party may
get enough canned stuff to please even
The big white horse which tho Presi
dent rode out of Newcastle on Saturday
Is his favorite of the three that were
taken along for his personal use. It Is
not fast, but It is strong, and the trail is
never so stony but the President and his
steed cover it if any horse can get
Big Jake Borah, known as the most in
trepid bear hunter in the Rockies and
the man who will take the most desperate
chances on a ride after the dogs, admits
that even the mountain guide of many
years experience has many things to
learn about riding. He says he can teach
the President nothing.
Chaps for the President.
A huge pair of leather breeches has been
added to the President's hunting costume.
When he left Newcastle on Saturday he
wore heavy canvas trousers without leg
gins. The nap was taken out of the
baggy pants by binding them about the
ankles with coarse twine. Now he has
adopted the leather breeches, as he has
found that they better turn the wind
while on a hard ride.
The early mornings and afternoons after
the sun has sunk behlCd the mountains
have been cold. Storms have been numer
ous in. tho vicinity of the camp, and far
ther up the mountains it has snowed
The thought of starting home apparent
ly has not entered the President's head.
He eald he intended to enjoy himself as
much as possible during his outing, and
his companions believe he is doing so.
All Intent on the Hunt.
If he has had thoughts of affairs at
Washington, he has not communicated
them to the mountaineers. Business will
wait until Secretary Loeb's arrival at
camp tomorrow. All of the members of
the party, according to the courier, are
as mucn in love with the hunt as the
P. B. Stewart, of Colorado Springs, and
Dr. Lambert, who accompanied the party
from Washington, are not new at the
sport, and are ready for any work the
President cuts out for them. The courier
says that Dr. Lambert had prepared for
numerous accidents, but that he Is con
vinced bear hunting Is not as dangerous
as wolf chasing. The doctor sent word
by Chapman that everybody in the camp
Is "disgustingly healthy."
MUST HAVE TRIBAL TIES
What Indian Children Can Share in
OREGONIAN NEWS .BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 18. Indian Commissioner
Leupp today promulgated the order de
fining what children of Indian parentage
are entitled to share In lands and annu
ities of various Western tribes. Under
his Instructions all children whose parents
are both Indians may share in these bene
fits, as may all children whose mothers
married white men, provided the mother
Is still a recognized member of the tribe
and affiliates with its members.
Whenever an Indian woman, after mar
riage to a white man, has withdrawn and
is no longer Identified with her tribe, her
children are not entitled to lands or an
nuities allowed that tribe.
Protests on Shoshone Bescrve.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April IS. Senator Heyburn had an
extended conference with the Secretary
of Agriculture today to protest against
the creation of the Shoshone forest re
serve, and asked for the restoration to en
try of lands withdrawn for the Kootenai
reserve, both In Northern Idaho. The Sec
retary promised to give his requests im
mediate consideration. .If Senator Hey
burn Is turned down, he will carry his for
est reserve fight Into the Senate next ses
sion. Clackamas Rural Routes. .
OREGONLVN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April IS. These rural routes have
been ordered established May 15: In
Clackamas County, Oregon Canby, route
1. population, 550; houses, 123. Mulino,
route 1 population, 523; houses. 114.
BREAKS ALL THE RECORDS
Minnesota Crosses the Pacific in
Very Fast Time.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 19. The steam
ship Minnesota, of the Great Northern
Steamship Company's Seattle-Oriental
fleet, and the largest freight carrier
afloat, reached port last night, on her
return voyage from the Orient, having
broken all trans-Pacific records on her
trip across. The Minnesota's time from
Yokohama was 13 days 21 hours and five
Among her nassengers were a number
of Russian officers and their wives being
sent home on parole from Shanghai,
whither they were taken at the time of
the capture of Port Arthur. There were
also a number of American army officers
coming from Manila, either on leave or
under orders to report at Washington, D.
C. Altogether the Minnesota brought 162
passengers, 47 of whom were first-class,
and a little more than 7000 tons of gen
eral freight, of which hemp formed the
Ship "Was Torn to Pieces.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 19. Among the
passengers on the steamship Minnesota,
Just arrived from the Orient, were Lieu
tenant R. Bruns, an officer of the Russian
armored cruiser Rurlk, pounded to pieces
at Vladivostok by Japanese shells, and
Mrs. Rlstoftseva, a Russian Red Cross
nurse who was In Port Arthur through
out .the siege.
Lieutenant Bruns Is on parole and both
are on their way to St. Petersburg. Lieu
tenant Bruns Is heartbroken over his cap
ture and the fact that he Is not now with
Rojestvensky's squadron. Mrs. Bisoftseva
tells thrilling stories of the fight at Port
.Arthur and'of Its .siege and fall.
FORCED TO JOIN IN
Harriman Is Called East by Big
Tumble-in Union Pacific
CALEB'HYDE'S LITTLE JOKE
Railroad 3Iagnate Had Refused In
vitatlon, but the Equitable Life
Owner Swore to Bring
Him to the City.
NEW YORK, April IS. (Special.)
"Caleb Hyde," said a prominent finan
cier, discussing the Equitable Life
scandal today, "Is a misguided young
man. Caleb is the pet name of James
Hazen Hyde, and It was given to him
by his father, Henry B. Hyde.
"We all call him Caleb. He still be
lieves the Equitable Life Is a sort of
goods and chattel proposition belonging
absolutely to him and that he can do
whatever he will with things there.
"On one occasion, Caleb Hyde thought
he would like to have a fancy poker
game a game which, like the Louis
XV ball, would fasten Itself upon the
Imagination of poker players as the
greatest ever. He Invited a number of
his associates to join in the play where
the stakes would run into the many
thousands. He wanted E. H. Harriman
in the bunch, and he called up the lat
ter's office to Bpeak to the railroad
Harriman Replies Curtly.
" "Mr. Harriman Is out West looking
over Union Pacific properties," he was
told. Caleb Immediately telegraphed to
Harriman to hurry East, explaining
why he wanted him here. The railroad
man replied curtly in the negative, un
doubtedly being very much astonished
at the Invitation.
"Caleb was badly huffed at the curt
ness of the reply.
"Til bring him East pretty quick?
he remarked to a friend.
"Next day Union Pacific securities
-were being unloaded, on the stock mar
ket to beat the band. The street soon
learned that the unloading was being
done by men in touch with the Equit
able. Wall street does not take long to
make up its mind on such occasions.
Hyde was Harrlman's friend. Hyde's
brokers were unloading Union Pacific
therefore it was time to get from under.
Hurries by Special Train.
When Harriman got the news that
his stock was going to pieces, he was
almost dumb with astonishment. He
could not understand it. Something had
.to be done and at once. Ho ordered a
special train and rushed back to New
York as 'fast as steam could carry him.
Tt has always been more or less of
a mystery how Caleb got into the 'di
rectorate of a great railroad, and
thereby hangs another tale of frenzied
finance and the Illimitable possibilities
In great funds handled by reckless
young men. He felt he ought to be a
airector in the railroad and with Caleb
to wish a thing, Is to do It or have It.
So he went to the head of the road
who, however, could not see the force
of the proposition and in his cold, busi
ness way. sat upon the young man's as
pirations hard. He had reckoned with
out his host.
"It might have been a mere coinci
dence and it might not. Anyhow there
was something doing in these securi
ties. The powers that were saw a
great white light and the financial
world soon learned that Caleb Hyde
was a director In the most conservative
railroad management on the American
OPEN FIGHT WITH LETTERS
Hyde and Alexander Are Exchang
NEW YORK, April IS. (Special.) A let
ter was given out tonight addressed to
President Alexander by James H. Hyde,
"I see by the papers that you deny
the statement contained In my letter to
Mr. Frlck that you participated In the
syndicates therein mentioned. If you
made this denial please inform me
whether you received from me the fol
Here follow details of checks aggre
Samuel Untermyer, one of the counsels
for Mr. Hyde, said tonight that Mr.
Alexander shared equally with Mr. Hyde
in all the syndicate operations conducted
under the name of "J. H. Hyde & Asso
ciates." "There was nothing wrong or discred
itable to either of these gentlemen,"
said Mr. Untermyer, "In those trans
actions and neither of them will, in my
opinion, ever be called upon to refund a
penny. The only wrong consisted In Mr.
Alexander's extraordinary denial, which
he Is reported to have made of the fact
of his participation."
James W. Alexander gave out two let
ters tonight which he sent to Henry C.
Frlck, chairman of the investigating com
mittee, and to James H. Hyde, respective
ly. The letter to Mr. Frlck, relating to
syndicate profits, says:
"I deny that I have ever knowingly
participated In the profits of any syn
dicate for the purpose of underwriting
bonds or securities, of which the society
became a purchaser.
"Mr. Hyde's statement to the contrary
Mr. Alexander submits a letter written
to him by Mr. Hyde on March 22, sug
gesting their reaching an agreement as
to the proper disposition to be made of
the syndicate transactions that have been
criticised. In this letter Mr. Hyde states
that he has drawn a check for 563.223, his
share of the syndicate profits, and sent
It to the society to be retained or re
turned as the board should decide. Mr.
Hyde's letter continues:
"There is also the matter of the-Cam-bon
dinner, the cost of which was thought
a proper charge to advertising, following
the common custom of other companies
concerning such entertainments. There
Is no legal liability about It, but as the
dinner was given partly in my name I
prefer personally to pay Its cost, which
was $13,069. I have therefore sent my
check for this amount."
Mr. Alexander states that under date of
March 24 he replied, saying:
"You are mistaken In saying that the
receipt by you of syndicate participations
or profits was a mere continuation of a
custom which you found In existence
when you came into the society.
"As 'to the Cambon dinner, I must ex
press my astonishment that It should have
been treated as an advertising scheme
'which you supposed would, benefit the
.Equitable Society, until rI received your
fetter I always understood and believed
that the dinner. .was given by yourself
and Senator Depew as a personal and
social compliment to the French Ambas
sador. So thelnvitatlons read, and I per
sonally accepted acaj attended, as your
guest on that supposition.' How you
came to charge this tfllner to the society
without the knowledge of the presldenb-fs
a subject upon which I ask Information.
Mr. Alexander's letter, to to Mr. Hyde
dated April IS follows:
"Replying to your letter of yesterday,
permit me to say that you well knew
the disposition I maue of the checks in
question, and you have no occasion for
addressing an inquiry to me on the sub
ject. "I decline to be drawn. Into a dlslngeni
ous correspondence with you for the pur
pose of covering your position and per
verting the facts."
Habeas Corpus Is Denied.
BOSTON, April IS. The application
of Arthur E. Appleyard for a writ of
habeas corpus to prevent his extradi
tion to New York was denied today by
Justlce Morton, of the State Supreme
Court. Appleyard was Indicted on a
charge of alleged grand larceny from
the German Bank of Buffalo. Counsel
for Appleyard announced that he
would take an appeal to the United
States Circuit Court
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 68
dep.; minimum. 51. Precipitation, 0.24
TODAY'S Partly cloudy with shower, pos
sibly attended -by thunder. Southerly
shifting' to westerly winds.
War In the Tar East.
Foochow cable reported' to have been cut by
Russian agents. Page 3.
Part of Baltic fleet In Kamrunh Bay seen as
late as Saturday. Page 3,
Question of broken neutrality by the Rus
sian! aroused keen interest in Japan.
Kalloff, assassin of Duke Serjcius. is sen
tenced to death at Moscow. Page 3.
Details of the capture of the St. Petersburg
terrorists by famous detective. Page 3.
Troops fire on. railroad strikers In an Italian
town, killing and -croundlng. Page 5.
Government action is sustained by large
majority In Italian Chamber of Deputies.
Page 5. y ...
French Sc5aifst, Deputies rail at American
manufacturers. Page 5. '
Cuban Liberals breathe out Incendiary
speeches against the . United States.
Porto RIcan strikers draw- the American flag
In the dust Page 4.
Victor Morawetz, of the Santa Fe, at hear
ing of Senate committee on Interstate
commerce. Page 4.
Commissioner Richards gives stiffening to
Federal officials' back bones. Page 4.
Ex-Governor Odell will find power gone
when he returns from Europe. Page 1.
Republican factional row In .Southern In
diana breaks up a convention. Page S.
Equitable Society Case.
Debate in New Tork Senate on charges
against the Equitable Assurance Society.
Page 2. v
Equitable general agents demand change In
association's charter. Page -.
Protective committee Is formed in Boston.
Page 2. , '
Hunt of the President.
Close-mouthed courier' brings messages from
the President to Secretary Loeb. Page 1.
Bear and a bobcat have fallen before Roose
velt's rifle. Page 1.
Members of the Colorado camp are delighted
with the sport. Page 1.
Portland officially recognized as the leading
wheat exporting city of the United States.
Equitable 1.1 fe Hyde uses his money In the
most Irresponsible fashion. Page 1
No women spectators will be allowed at the
third trial of Nan Patterson. Pae 2.
Three active candidates for president-general
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. Page 1.
Shooting and assault result from Chicago
teamsters' strike. Page 4.
Ball teams ready to play today. Page 7.
Parade of prominent citizens will go to the
ball grounds today to watch the Giants
drub the Angels. Page 7.
Oakland plays San Francisco IS innings
without score. Page 6.
Misty's Pride one of horses that have won
$2000 at Oakland. Page 6.
Wayward Portland mother hides her kid
naped baby in badger hole at Heppner.
Boak. of Denver, ur to be head consul of
Woodmen. Page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Prohibitionists will. refuse to indorse Albte
and will put up straight ticket. Page 1G.
Attorneys argue the abatement plea in the
cae of those Indicted for land frauds.
Boats for the Upper River tho condition
upon which the Chamber of Commerce
will aid Idaho business men In their effort
to establish railway line. Page 5.
Mayor Williams will have no club to boom
his Mayoralty candidacy. Page 10.
Chinatown and the Japanese quarter will
be cleaned up. Page 10.
Exhibits are coming promptly to the- Expo
sition. Page 14.
County Court cannot stop Iaf e Pence from
appropriating water of streams. Page 14.
Bartonetts flee after causing former sol
dier's arrest on criminal charge. Page 10.
Putrid meat used for sansages at the slaughter-house.
District Attorney refuses to prosecute Attor
ney Vaughn for contempt. Page 14.
Thomas Ross, of Las Vegas, will establish
$100,000 wool-scouring plant In Portland.
Supreme Court decision Invalidating ten
hour law In New York is a blow to labor
leaders. Page 4..
Commercial and Marine.
Weather conditions favorable for growing
crops. Page 15.
Active wool markets In Morrow County.
Oregon Burbanks decline at San Francisco.
Strong undertone in Chicago wheat market.
Page 15. . .
Break In Northern Securities unsettles stock
prices. Page 13
Hawallans refuse to buy Olympiads coal
cargo. Page 14.' ..
Aragonla Halls-'today with, flour. for-jJapan.
Pago 14. ---- . -
ODELL WILL FIND
SOFT BACK SEAT
Piatt Forces Have Captured
the Strength of New York
NOT EXPECTED TO FIGHT
Harriman Influences Prevailed Dur
ing His Administration, and the
One Poor Man Now Has
Millions to Spend.
NEW YOttK. April lS.-(Speciai.)-Ex-
Governor Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.. will re
turn from his wanderings around Europe
He went away the recognized leader of
his party. He will come back to find a
formidable revolt, with which his enemies
say he will be unable to cope.
Here are the leaders In the antl-Odell
United States Senators Thomas C. Piatt
and Chauncey M. Depew.
William L. Ward. National committeeman,
representing New Tork.
Ex-Governor Frank Black, who. with his
ally, ex-Insurance Commissioner Louis F.
Payh. absolutely controls at least one Con
William Barnes, chairman of the State
The attitude of Governor Frank Hlg
glns Is In doubt. He was a strong Piatt
man up to a year or two ago, and al
though classed with the Odell forces, has
notbcen a violent partisan.
Of late hehas been listening to over
tures from the Piatt forces.
One thing Is very clear, the Governor's
affection for Odell Is not so strong that
he will Imperil his own political future
for the benefit of his predecessor as ex
ecutive. Black's Feelings Hurt.
The winning over of ex-Governor Black
has been greeted with joy by the Piatt
men. Heretofore they have been quietly
fighting under cover, now they have come
out Into the open, and declare that Odell's
days as a political factor are over.
Black has never forgiven the treatment
he received last "Winter, when Odell
trotted him out as a candidate for United
States Senator, and then, at the last
moment, threw him over, and Indorsed
Chauncey M. Depew. '
- It hurt Black's feelings so that he de
clared he would never have anything
more to do with politics, and for a
couple of months kept his word. In fact,
his principal reason for re-entering the
arena Is to get satisfaction on the man
who posed as his friend and then humil
iated him. '
Governor Higgins is interested In. al
lying himself with whichever fabtion
can bring about his renomination, and
the Piatt people say that he has prac
tically decided to cast In his fortunes
The defection of Higgins would leave
Odell without patronage of any kind and
place him In a practically defenseless
Two Old Stand-Bys.
The only out-and-out Odell men nowa
days are Senator Raines, leader In the
Senate, and his right-hand man. Senator
Malby, but the feeling against both of
them among the Piatt men Is so bitter
that they have nothing left to do but to
fight the best they know how.
Depew and Piatt, under the rules of
Presidential and Senatorial courtesy, will
absolutely control the giving out of Na
tional patronage in the state, more espe
cially because they work In absolute har
mony. Governor Higgins Is not paying much
attention to Odell nowadays, although a
number of his friends are still In office,
but he cannot count too much on that,
as It is a well-known fact that politicians
can give rats pointers in the matter of
leaving a sinking ship.
Getting: Piatt Converts.
National Committeeman "Ward has
been actively engaged during the past
week or so in gaining converts for
He -has spent considerable time In
Albany of late, and has had numerous
conferences with members of the Leg
islature, particularly with those from
his own county.
Congressman John W. Dwight, of
Tompkins County, Is associated with
him in the movement, and is expected
to take a prominent position In the
party when the Piatt men have reor
ganized it to suit themselves.
A number of the men actively asso
ciated In the movement to restore Piatt
to his old position, have their eyes
fixed on the United States Senate, al-
L though there will be no new election
until 1909, when Piatt s term expires,
while Depew Is just beginning his sec
Piatt has stated privately a num
ber of times that he will be willing to
retire when the time comes to choose
He will then be 76, and although
there are men In the body much older
than that (for example Pettus, of Ala
bama, Aldrich, Morgan and many
others) yet Piatt Is convinced that
he will be tired of politics within four
Mrs. Depew "Would Shine.
The perennial Depew is now 71 years
old, and It would not surprise anybody
If he resigned from the Senate before
his term was up. Mrs. Depew Is anxious
to shine in some Important foreign
country as the wife of an Ambassa
dor, and President Roosevelt Is a great
admirer of the "Peach," as Depew Is
Depow gained that name nearly nine
years ' ago. during- the first McKlnley
campalgn. The "Senator invaded the
Bowery at one of the first big Republi
can meetings ever held In that section.
The chairman of the meeting, a Repub
lican Assemblyman (and they are
scarce on the Lower East Side) by
name Sullivan, and a former baseball
umpire. And this Is how he Intro
duced the Senator, In a voice that could
be heard for blocks:
"Gents, do you know who thjs Is?
This Is Chaunce Depew, and he's a
And the name has stuck to him ever
Odell No Iionger Poor.
Enemies of Odell are using against
him. with much effect, the cry that he
Is Harrlman's" man.
Odell was a poor man when he went
Into office as Governor, January 1, 1901,
and he Is now said to be worth $3,000,
000. He says he got It by fortunate busi
ness Investments, but his foes declare
that Harriman put him In the way of
making It. and that Harriman has been
the recognized manager of the Legisla
ture during Odell's absence.
They allege that Harriman, through
his Odell Influence, has been enabled to
block any action by either the Insur
ance Commlsloner or the Attorney
General Into the Equitable scandal.
Both of these office-holders are
stanch OJollites, and it is a fact that
the insurance department has been con
ducting whatever investigation It has
made, under cover, which Is Jii3t what
Vice-President Hyde's friends want, and
the Attorney-General has failed to act
in various instances where has powers
have been invoked.
Odell will find a sad condition of af
fairs when he returns. The only ques
tion at Issue Is: "Will he quit or fight?"
The Piatt men are. betting that he
NOTES HAD STING IN THEM
Expurgated Ked Book Made Public
by State Departments.
WASHINGTON, April IS. Addition
al chapters of the "Red Book" for
1904, made public at the State Depart
ment today. Includes severely edited
and expurgated notes between this
Government and Morocco, The Nether
lands, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Sal
vador. The correspondence with Mo
rocco refers entirely to the Perdlcaris
incident. the department cautiously
refraining from making, public any
of the Interesting representations of
the American representative of Tan
gier regarding the political situation
in that country.
Following Is the offlqial paraphrase
of the famous "Perdlcaris alive or
Ralsuli, dead," telegram sent by Sec
retary Hay last June, which made the
Moroccan government produce Perdl
caris when even the presence of war
snips had. not availed.
Mr. Hay, states that this. Government
"wants Perdlcaris alive or Ralsull
dead." Further than this the feast
possible complications with Morocco
or other powers Is desired. Mr. Gum
mers is instructed not to arrange for
landing marines or seizing custom
houses without the Department's spe
The correspondence shows that The
Netherlands government has refused
to grant the request of the Washing
ton Government that It be allowed to
station officers of the United States
public health and marine hospitals at
the ports of embarkation In The Neth
lands to make a medical Inspection of
all persons Intending to emigrate to
the United States. The reason as
signed for the refusal Is that past ex
periences have shown that the Ameri
can medical officers thus stationed
"will assume more authority."
OYAMA'S BRAVE ENTRY
Intention Was to Impress the Chin
ese in Mukden.
VICTORIA, B. C., April 18. According
to advices received by the steamer Em
press of China today, returned Japanese
officers describe the Russians as objects
of pity In the Tetreat from Mukden. They
had discarded their arms and everything
likely to Impede them, and for miles the
roads were scattered with broken uni
forms and equipment, boots, etc. Num
bers of sick and wounded were left to
die by the roadside.
Marshal Oyama's entry Into Mukden
was an affair of splendor, arranged to
Impress the Chinese. Governor Tseng
came out with his retinue to meet the
Japanese. The procession of Marshal
Oyama was similar to that arranged by
General Kodama for the official entry
into Taihoku, In Formosa. Cavalry led,
then bands of music, guards of honor,
then Marshal Oyama and staff, mounted,
guards of honor, then Generals of the
different armies, and their staffs, foreign
military attaches, Chinese attaches and
a large force of Infantry. Fifty thousand
soldiers lined the route.
Details are given by the Japanese of
the great bravery of Colonel Murukaml's
regiment, which was besieged for several
days at the Chinese Imperial tombs north
of; Mukden, by tremendously superior
Russian forces. For three days the
Japanese fought on a scanty ration of
biscuit, holding the northern mausoleum
against all attacks to dislodge them. The
Colonel was killed and all officers save
two killed or wounded.
Judge Upholds the Ijaw.
DENVER, April IS. Judge N. Walter
Dixon, In the District Court today, upheld
tbq constitutionality of the law of 1S97
relating to building and loan associations,
under which President EL M. Johnson and
other officers of the defunct Fidelity Sav
ings Association have been indicted on
charges of making, false reports. The law
was attacked by Johnson's attorneys on
the ground that the legislative records
concerning Its passage were incomplete,
a leaf apparently having been torn from
the Journal of the House. Notice of an
appeal from Judge Dixon's decision was
Honor for Mrs. Dubois. .
WASHINGTON, April 18. Mrs. Fred T.
Dubois, wife of Senator Dubois, of Idaho,
was elected president of the National So
ciety of the Children of the American
Revolution, which began Its annual meet
ings here today.
Fifty Hurt in Strike Riot.
WHEELING. W. Va.. April IS. Fifty
men were hurt In a fight between) 60
nonunion men from Pittsburg andf 150
strikers from the Whltaker mill. Clubs,
stones, knlve3 and pistols were used.lbut
ie nonunion men xinauv scored in get
ting Into the mill.
III WHEAT EXPORT
Officially Recognized as the
Principal Shipping Point
of United States.
SAN FRANCISCO IS SECOND
Foreign Trade in the Cereal This
Season Has Been Almost En
tirely From the Pacific
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April IS. Portland Is now offi
cially recognized as the leading wheat ex
p.rtlng city of the United States; In fact,
the wheat export trade of the United
States Is this season confined almost ex
clusively to the ports of the Pacific Coast.
The Department of Commerce and
Labor, through Its bureau of statistics,
accords first place to Portland, on the
basis of exports made during the nine
months ending with March. 1905. San
Francisco ranks second, and Puget Sound
third. The Atlantic Coast and Gulf of
Mexico have lost almost their entire
The decline of the American wheat ex
port trade Is impressively told in a table
of statistics prepared by the Department
of Commerce and Labor, showing ship
ments of wheat from the leading ports
in the nine months ending with March.
1904, as compared with the shipments of
the last nine months. The table In part
is as follows:
Nine months Nine months
ot 1004. of 1005.
Districts Bushels. Bushels.
Portland 2,934,301; 1.4Sl,r0S
Puget Sound 1.421.725 1,224.001
San Francisco 1.362.301 1.315.214
New York 3,307.3115 17.400
Baltimore 2.024.023 lltt.010
New Orleans 5.7G7,82t 5.900
Galveston 1G.C03.431 36.000
The total export ot wheat from the
United States during the past nine
months amounted to 4,209.435 bushels, as
compared with 41,926,218 bushels exported
In the corresponding three-quarters of
the previous year. Out of the total ex
port of wheat In the last nine months.
3,991,418 bushels, or 95 per cent of the total
left the ports of the Pacific Coast, and
out of tbe. total shipment Irom the-Coast,
nearly 57 per cent went from Fortfand.
Looklng at It from a 'broader stand
point, during the last nine months, Port
land exported more than SS per cent of
all tbe wheat that left American shores
for foreign markets.
THREE WOULD BE CHIEF
Campaign for the Head of the D. A.
IX. to Be Keen.
WASHINGTON. April IS. Interest
of the Daughters oC the American Rev
olution convention today centered In
the preliminary campaign of the can
didates for president-general of the so
ciety. Mrs. George M. Sternberg, of
this city, Mrs. Donald McLean, ot New
York, and Mrs Charles Lippltt. of
Rhode Island, are active candidates.
The election will take place tomor
row. Completion of Continental Memorial
Hall Is figuring prominently In the
campaign, the design being to elect a
woman who will carry forward to the
best advantage the work begun so
auspiciously by Mrs. Fairbanks, now
When the second day's session was
called to order, a lively debate de
veloped over a proposition ot the pro
gramme committee not to hold a ses
sion of the congress on Good Friday.
During the 'discussion a delegate urged
that "the congress Is not a religious
parliament," and demanded a vote. Pol
itics was also Injected Into the pro
ceedings. Finally a vote was reached
and the proposed amendment was re
jected. The question of polygamy was raised
by Mrs. T. S. Hamlin In her report as
chaplain-general. She urged the
members of the society to use their In
fluence with Senators against the fur
ther promotion of the Morgan propa
ganda. Mrs. Mary E. Allen, .of Utah, sup
ported the chaplain-general's report,
which was unanimously adopted.
Mrs. Miranda Barney Tulloch, In charge
of organization of chapters, said that dur
ing the past year 740 chapters had been
organized, the Increase being 52. The ac
tual membership ot the society on April
4. 1S03, was 42,804.
At the afternoon session Mrs. M. E. 3.
Davis, treasurer-general, presented her
annual report. It showed that the cur
rent fund received during the past year.
Including balance at the beginning of the
year, was $83,879; expenditures, $53,045;
balance on hand, $30,933.
The total amount collected and made
available for the building fund was $134.
543; the total expenditures, $107,500; bal
ance on hand, $25,743.
Nominations of officers for the ensuing
year occupied the attention of the con
gress tonight, but before they had been
completed the hour for adjournment ar
rived. For the office of president-general
there were three nominations, as follows:
Mrs. George M. Sternberg, wife ot ex-Surgeon-General
Sternberg, of the Army;
Mrs. Charles Warren Lippltt, of Rhode
Island; Mrs. Donald McLean, of New
For the office of vice-president-general
In charge of organization of chapters
there was but one nomination, Mrs.
Charlotte Emerson Main, of Washing
ton. Two Distinguished Guests.
CHICAGO. April 18. Chicago clubs are
expecting to entertain President Roose
velt and Alton B. Parker at the same
time. Both party leaders have arranged,
the President indefinitely and the Demo
cratic leader definitely, for a visit to this
city tbe last week In May. Three or
ganizations, the Merchants, Hamilton and
Iroquois clubs, are awaiting an announce
ment of the date from Secretary Loeb.
Mr. Parker will address the Illinois
State Bar Association May 28 at the Chi