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VOL. XLV. NO. 13,845.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, APEIL 24,
PRICE FIVE. CENTS.
BIG GUNS SOUND
OFF KAMRANH BAY
Japanese Cruisers Believed to
Be Harassing Fleet Under
FIRING DURING THE NIGHT
Object jof the Scouts Is Evidently to
Delay the Advance Until Togo
Gets Ready to Give
PARIS. April 24. It Is believed here that
iiere -was some fighting between Admiral
Rojestvensky's fleet and the Japanese
scouting division late Saturday afternoon.
This belief is based upon a special dis
patch to the Temps from Its correspondent
at Saigon, -who cabled as follows:
"The entire Russian fleet, which has
been anchored In Kamranh Bay for some
days, sailed northward at noon Saturday.
"Soon after they had passed out of sight
a vigorous cannonading was heard in the
direction in which they had sailed, which
continued until evening. The firing con
tinued until late in the evening, and it Is
believed tt have been caused either by an
attack on the advance guard of the Rus
sian fleet by a Japanese scouting squadron
or else an attack by destroyers on the
A later dispatch from the correspondent
"Four Russian transports, with troops
aboard, arrived at Saigon Saturday. No
one was' permitted to board them, and
there is no means of finding out where
they are bound.
"The captain of a coasting schooner
which arrived, here late on Saturday night
reports that he sighted a 'Japanese
cruiser squadron Friday, and it is sur
mised that these are the vessels that have
been engaged with the Russian?.
"The firing previously reported Is de
clared to have been heard by a number of
vessels in the route that the Russians
took, and the belief is general here that
the Japanese are doing their best to harass
the Russians, and will continue to do so
until Togo gets his main fleet into position
to give battle."
x&ussinns Gninc VriTTiE6
SAIGON. April 24. According to the
last news received nere, the Russian
squadron was 15 miles from the coast.
The vessels were steering northward.
TOGO TO BE OFF FORMOSA
Main Fleet to Assemble There on
LONDON, April 24. A dispatch from
Manila, April 22, to to the Daily Mail
"Vice-Admiral Togo's main fleet will
assemble off Formosa on April 26.
"The Japanese Consul nere has "re
ceived a long cipher message concern
ing Kamlmura's squadron, which Is ex
pected tomorrow (Sunday). The Consul
says the ships will not enter Manila
harbor but will cruise outside.
"There is great official activity here.
The American Admiral, the Japanese
Consul and the General in command
have held conferences. The Admiral
on Monday "will confer with Governor
The correspondent at Saigon of the
Daily Mail, under date Jit April 22,
states that the Russian squadron is
short of stores and that French and
German ships are leaving Saigon al
most daily with huge supplies and dis
patches,, and that other steamers are be
ing chartered for the same purpose.
"Saigon," the correspondent adds, "is
reaping a big harvest. I believe that a
portion of the Russian squadron will
meet the Japanese while the rest of the
vessels make a detour to reach Vladi
vostok. ENTIRE FLEET "LEAVES THE BAY
Heavy Firing Is Heard Off the
SAIGON, French Cochin-Chlna, April 23.
The complete Russian fleet left Kam
ranh Bay April 22 at midday. At night
heavy cannonading was heard out at sea.
It is supposed the Russian fleet was en
gaged with a portion of the Japanese
squadron. Before the departure of the
squadron "VIce-Admlral Rojestvensky vis
ited Admiral Jonquleres.
No Russian officer or sailor landed from
the fleet In Kamranh Bay. They had ex
pected NebogatofTs detachment of the
squadron to arrive at any moment The
natives were highly pleased with the
great rise in the prices of provisions ow
ing to the Russians' visit.
VICE-ADMIRAL- KEEPS SILENCE
Puts to Sea in Reply to 3Iessage
From St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 24. (2:05 A.
M.) Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky continues
his policy of strategic silence and has
answered the Admiralty's message of
last Saturday pointing out the position
of the French government
regulations only by putting to sea, but
giving no intimation or his plans or
destination. Russian naval circles would
not be surprised If it should develop that
the squadron had been already two days
or more on the way northward, as in
structions were cabled to him and that
the Admiralty was aware of this when
tho message was sent asking the Ad
miral to move outside the three'-mlle limit
If he happened to be in French territorial
A prominent naval officer here last night
called Jthe present stage of affairs 'a
game of naval hide-and-seek," and de-.
clared that the Admiralty was justified in
sending elusive dispatches, especially as
there was reason to believe that one mo
tive of Japan In pressing the question
was the desire to learn the exact position
of Rojestvensky's squadron.
FRENCH PAPERS ARE ANGRY
Say Russian Fleetls Unfairly Forced
Out of Port.
PARIS, April '23. Some of the newspa
pers of Paris, commenting upon the ex
pulsion of the Russian second Pacific
squadron from French territorial waters
in Indo-China, hold that France, in seek
ing to render exact justice to Japan, has
been unjust to Russia. The Echo de
Paris, which is strongly pro-Russian, says
that France's insistence upon Rojestven
sky's leaving Kamranh Bay will have the
effect of making - him an easy prey
Togo, as the Russian ships, being driven
from all points without being able to take
on coal, must put to sea with half-filled
bunkers, being thus crippled at the mo
ment of meeting the enemy.
"And this is neutrality," scornfully says
the Echo de Paris. The same paper quotes
the French regulations authorizing bel
ligerents to take on sufficient coal to
reach the next port and maintains that
the next port is Vladivostok. Therefore,
4he Echo de Paris asserts France has not
given her ally's squadron the benefit of
French neutrality laws.
The Temps criticizes the Saigon report
that Russian merchant vessels have been
forbidden to take on the necessary coal
to enable them to reach the nearest Rus
sian port. The paper maintains that the
ships have the right to take on sufficient
coal to last them to Vladivostok, which Is
the nearest Russian port. The Temps
"Insular powers having many coaling
stations, have no Interest In making neu
trality rules extromely strict in order to
prevent their adversaries .from procuring
coal through neutrals while they enjoy
full supplies from their own coaling sta
tions. On the contrary, continental pow
ers, namely, France, Russia and Ger
many, having comparatively few coaling
stations, would be easily throttled in a
conflict with an insular power having
many coaling stations in case this rigid
rule of neutrality becomes accepted " by
TENSION IS MUCH RELIEVED
French Determination of Keep Neu
trality Pleases Japan.
TOKIO, April 23. The announcement
that, in response to Japan's representa
tions. France has promised the expulsion
of the Russian second Pacific squadron
from Kamranh Bay and aiflrmed her de
termination to maintain neutrality. Is re
ceived here with pleasure, and has re
lieved the tension of popular feeling, al
though it is believed that If Rojestvensky
entered Kamranh for the purpose of final
ly preparing for a dash north the
purpose was accomplished before he was
ordered to leave. There Is also a suspi
cion that Rojestvensky may simply make
a technical removal from French terri
torial waters by going outside the three
mile limit Hence the Incident will re
main unclosed until the Russians depart
from Indo-Chinese waters. The Foreign,
urace, in 4a statement issuea loony, sa
"The French government upon receipt
of the report that the Baltic squadron
had arrived at Kamranh Bay, instructed
the Governor-General of Indo-Chlna
strictly to enforce the rules of French
neutrality. Subsequently the Japanese
government lodged a protest with France
and the French government issued new
special instructions to the Governor
General for tho transmittal to the Rus
sians, ordering them to leave French ter
ritorial waters as soon as possible. The
Governor-General telegraphed replying
that he had taken the necessary meas
ures according to Instructions by the
French government asking that the
amendment be Instructed . to leave terri
"The Russian government replied that
it had already sent such. Instructions.
The French gave assurances that they
had taken and would take in future nec
essary measures to see that neutrality Is
ROJESTVENSKY IS QUITE ILL
Suffering With Dysentery Other
Officers Are Well.
PARIS. April 23. The Minister of Col
onies officially confirms the report of the
departure of the Russian squadron from
Kamranh Bay. The Russian Admiral,
previous to his departure, called on Ad
miral Jonquleres. The meeting of the two
Admirals was most cordial.
A dispatch from Saigon to the Temps'
reports that the Russian fleet outside of
Kamranh Bay opened a heavy cannonad
ing, probably upon Japanese scouts.
The Russian transports Kiel, Jupiter,
Kniaz, Gortschakoff and Mitai are still at
Saigon, the dispatch adds.
A private dispatch from Saigon states
that Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky is suf
fering from dysentery, but otherwise the
officers and men of the fleet are in the
best of health.
Russian Sailors Arc Confident.
SAIGON. April 23. No news has been
received here of the Russian squadron
since it left Kamranh Bay yesterday. The
officers and men of the Russian fleet have
expressed themselves as confident of their
ability to meet any situation which may
arise. It Is stated that Admiral Rojest
vensky is suffering from dysentery.
War Vessels Near Manila.
MANILA, April 23. Three warships are
now off Corregidor Island. It Is supposed
here that they are Japanese vessels, and
Japanese Consul Marita Gori Is hourly ex
pecting the arrival of Vice-Admiral Kaml
mura. WORKERS AND POLICE MIX
Influenced by Speech of a Priest at
NEW YORK, April 24. One dead and
50 wounded is the result of a collision
in Santiago between a police detachment
and a crowd of workmen, says a Herald
dispatch from Valparaiso, Chile. The
workmen had been attending an open-air
conference -of a priest who, while advo
cating the simple life, denounced "the
perversity" of his former bishop.
"When they were, met by a religious
procession after the conference the men
attempted to stop it, but the police
charged a score of times with unsheathed
swords, the workmen answering with a
rain of stones.
Massacred by Thibetans.
LONDON, April 24. Special correspond
ents at Shanghai give an unconfirmed Chi
neee report to the effect .that. Fen Chuen,
tho imperial commissioner to Thibet with
his whole retinue, has been massacred by
.Thibetans at.Batanc .
IS PASSED fill
Wife and Two Sons-Were at
Deathbed of the Great
WAS UNCONSCIOUS ALL DAY
Remains Will Be -Taken From West
Palm Beach,. Fla.,. on a Special
Train ' to Buzzard's "
PLAYED IN MANY PARTS.
Joseph Jefferson first appeared on the
sUce as a child in "Plrarro."
First became prominent as Asa Wen
chard In "Our American Cousin."
played in Laura Kecne's Theater in
New York, riayed for 150 consecutive
nights, beginning October 18. 1S58.
Later notable parts were Newman
Nogrgs In "Nicholas Nickleby," Caleb
Plummer In "Cricket on the Hearth,"
Dr. PanKloss In "The Hetr-at-Law,"
Bob Acres In "The Rivals," Dr. Olla
pod In the "Poor Gentleman."
As Rip Van Winkle ho played In
every Important city In the United
"WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.. April 23.
Joseph Jefferson, the eminent actor, died
at his home. "The Reefs," at Palm Beach,
at 6:15 this evening. The end came "after
a day of unconsciousness, and after a
heroic struggle of days which had ex
hausted his vitality. At his deathbed
were his wife, his sons, Charles B. and
Frank Jefferson, his nurse. Miss Mabel
Bingham, Dr. R. B. Potter and his faith
ful old servant Carl Kettler.
The end was not a surprise to his fam
ily. Ever since his last sinking spell,
which came after a rally on Thursday
morning, and which was followed by an
apparent Improvement until Friday, the
family has been waiting for the end.
Mr. Jefferson's condition Saturday night
grew steadily worse, and the family, who
had retired, were summoned from their
beds and Dr. Potter was called. The .
tlenfs condition continued to grow wl
all through today and .l'e brW toIaa
yfirfVro'm the bedside contained, no woroS of
Result of Indigestion.
The sickness of Mr. Jefferson which re
sulted in his death was contracted. If is
believed, while on a recent visit to his
son, Charles B. Jefferson, at Hobe Sound,
a few miles above Palm Beach, where he
went to meet his friend, ex-President
Cleveland. It is believed that from a
slight indiscretion in his eating there he
suffered an attack of Indigestion. Since
his return to his home his condition grew
steadily worse with slight rallies until the
The body of Mr. Jefferson will be taken
to Buzzard's Bay on a special train, leav
ing here tomorrow evening, accompanied
by all the members of his family who are
here. It will reach New York Wednes
day morning and the family hope to
reach Buzzard's Bay the evening of that
Visit With Mr. Cleveland.
It was April 1 that Mr. Jefferson went
to Hobe Sound to meet Mr. Cleveland and
other friends at the home of his son,
Charles B. Jefferson. The party spent
about a week there, and during that time
there were fishing expeditions. During
that time Mr. Jefferson appeared active,
but as he had been resting at his home
at Palm Beach and had almost recovered
his strength from the Illness which pulled
him down last Spring, he was over
confident and overexerted himself. It was
at a supper there one night when he
ate something which, it is thought,
brought on the attack of indigestion.
When Mr. Jefferson became ill he re
turned at once to The Reefs and was
taken to his room on the second floor
of the cottage, which Is only . 100 feet
from the ocean, where he could watch
the sea. The weather was favorable
throughout his Illness.
Heroic Fight for Life,
Dr. Potter, the family physician at the
Florida home, lived three miles from The
Reefs, and went occasionally to the bea
slde o his patient, feeling that Mr. Jef
ferson might survive. But when the "first
critical period occurred he spent most of
his time there and called Dr. Worley, of
St. Augustine, a specialist, for a con
sultation. Dr. Worley went to Palm
Beach, arriving there last Monday and
leaving there the following morning,
thinking that Mr. Jefferson might re
cover. It was the heroic fight the veteran
actor was making against death and his
great determination to survive in order
that he might reach his Northern home
that resulted in the few temporary
changes for the better. s
Thursday he was well enough to take
nourishment and to retain it. At one
time he called for chicken broth, and
then thought ie was well enough to eat
meat, but this was denied him.
Dr. Potter was so confident Thursday
at 4 o'clock that he told a representative
of the Associated Press at the time that
he believed Mr. Jefferson would recover.
But the next day brought the most ser
ious and last change for the worse, and
from which Mr. Jefferson could not re
vive. THIRD TO BEAR THE NAME
Jefferson Came of a Family of Prom
Joseph Jefferson was the third of that name,
both his father and grandfather bearing tho
ame name-arid both being actors. -The original.
Joseph Jefferson was born in Plymouth, Eng
land. In 1774. and died In Harrifiburg, Pa.,
August S, 1832. His roles were many and
equally well sustained. His on was bom In
Philadelphia In 1604, and died ot yellow fever
In Mobile. Ala., November 24, 1642. He was
trained for a scene painter, but eventually
became an actor and manager. In 1826 he
married Mrs. Burke, a popular stage vocalist.
Their son, Joseph, the third ot the name, and
the subject of this sketch, was bom in Phila
delphia, February- 20, 1S20. ,
His aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, has fur
nished the following Interesting recollections
ot his childhood:
"He wad a wonderfully precocious child, and
when a little more than 2 years old gave an
Imitation of Fletcher, the statue man, that
was. Indeed, an astonishing feat. His grand
mother chanced to notice the child In a cor
ner of the room trying this experiment; she
called him to her aide and found that he had
got all the "business' of the statues, though
he could not have pronounced the name of"
one of them. She made him a dress similar
to that worn by Fletcher, and he gave these
Imitations upon the stage in Washington when
only 3 years old. Rice came to AVashlngton
to sing his 'Jim . Crow songs. Little Joe
caught them up directly, and In his baby
volce asang the songs, although he could not
correctly pronounce the words that he sang.
A taste for drawing and painting showed Itself
at an early jice. My father could not keep
his drawing-Box away from him. His almost
dally salutation would be, 'Joe. where' my
paint?" 'It's gone, the child would reply. 'Yes,
sir. I know It's gone; but where, where?'
'Him lost,' would be Joe's reply. "Yes. sir, I
know It's lost and gone; but how and where?
The boy would look up rogulsnly and say,
'Him hook 'em,' and then his grandfather
would prophesy what a great artist that child
would one day become, and eay that he was
"the greatest boy In the world.' and let him
destroy any amount of anything he chose.
The Inheritance of talent was never more
clearly shown In the case of the present Jo
seph Jefferson; his habits, his tastes, his act
ing all he Is and does, seems Just a reiter
ation of his grandfather;" Tlvlattes, "ad
mired as an actor and esfeen'aa a man.
died In 1833, when his grandson was 4 years
At the age of 3 years he figured as the child
in Kotzebue's drama, "Plzarro, or the Death
of Rolla." ana later represented "The Liv
ing Statues at the theater In Washington.
D. C. In IS 13, after the death of his father,
the lad Joined a party of strolling players,
who made their way through Texas, and dur
ing the war with Mexico followed the United
States Army Into Mexican territory. The com.
pany prospered amazingly until the army ad
vanced Into the Interior of Mexico, leaving all
civilians behind, and then, for want of pat
ronage, it was forced to llsband. Thrown
upon his own resources, and with only a few
dollars In his pocket, young Jefferson, with
a fellow-actor, opened a stall for the sale of
coffee and cakes in the comer of a gam
bling hell. The profits of this venture were
large and the partners saw a fortune almost
within their graep, but one night there was
a tight in the gjunbllng-house; their coffee
boiler was riddled with bullets, their other
effects destroyed, and they were compelled to
retire from business.
He made his way to New Orleans, and his
half-brother. Charles Burke, furnished . the
money for his Journey to Philadelphia.
On his Teturn he was engaged to play small
parts at several minor theaters, and unsuc
cessfully undertook to conduct the dramatic
performances at Pealn's Museum, In Philadel
phia. In 1848 he married Miss Lockyer, an
actress, and Joined tri company of the Chat-ham-treet
National j&heater. In New York
City, taking a part lnllhe farce of "Somebody
Else." Thereafter holed a strolling company
through the SoutherfStates, and for brief
terms managed th'M&tcrs In Savannah. Ga.,
and WllmlngtoriJjpBf From 1820 till 1856
Jefferson was mpljJKl as actor and stage
nanetrer In PhUacJjtyhla. New Tork. Baltl
uu J and WanMTgfeo. During the Utter part
of 1856 he. visited Europe for his health, and
on his return became stage manager of the
theater In Richmond, Va.
"Up to this tim Jefferson had merely at
tained the standing of a respectable stock
actor. In 1837 he began his connection with
Laura Keene's theater. In New Tork City,
which lasted until 1859. Here he first came
prominently before tho public on October IS.
1858. as Asa. Tren chard In "Our American
Cousin." Laura 'Keene's company was one of
unusual strength and under admirable man
agement. It included, besides herself, William
(Concluded on Fourth Page.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
War In Far East.
Sound of big guns Is heard aftetr Russian
fleet puts to sea. Page 1.
Japanese scout ships believed to be haras
sing the enemy. Page 1.
Japan expresses pleasure at French declara
tion for neutrality. Page 1.
Togo's fleet to be off Formosa by April 26.
Fate of Russian internal reform hangs on
result of great sea battle. Page 2.
Revolutionists promise pillage of 'palaces
and murder of nobility In the holidays.
' Page 2.
Lieu land law was left In bad shape by the
last Congress. Page 4.
Klamath Canal Company will lose by re
jecting good offer made by the Govern
ment. Page 4.
English counties shaken by earthquakes.
London Yacht Racing Association sends let
ter to New York and European clubs.
Italy's desire for Tripoli is causing the
Sublime Porte much alarm. Page 3.
Gates may b able to get some of his money
back from Armour in wheat deal.
Chicago packers not alarmed at beef trust
Investigation. Page 2.
Joseph Jefferson, actor, dies at West Palm
Beach, Fla. Page 1.
Sightseeing automobile runs away in New
York and two people are killed. Page 4.
Portland mining suit case to recover a mil
lion Is lost by James Doyle. Page 3.
The Holllns-Zlmmer syndicate effecting
great merger ot railways. Page 1.
Transport Sheridan arrives at Astoria with
Fourteenth Regiment aboard. Page 1.
Three dogs furnish feast for Igorrotes In
island In Puget Sound. Page 1.
Men Indicted for land-grabbing In Blue
Mountain reserve are between two fires.
Mysterious poisoning of cattle on way to
Summer range In Eastern Oregon. Page 4.
Dean Hawley gives memorial address on
death 6f F. A. Falkenburg, head consul
of Woodmen. Page 4.
Los Angeles defeats Portland by a score
of 5 to 2. Page 11.'
Portland and Vicinity.
Dr. Chapman declares that Shakespeare, if
living, would have chosen Roosevelt as
the theme of a great literary work.
Easter Is observed with sermon and song
in the city churches. Page 10.
Fifteen-year-old boy trusty who prevented
Jallbreak may be pardoned. Page 7.
Crowds gather at the Exposition grounds.
Easter parade on Washington street marked
by display of beautiful gowns and hats.
Many Oregon and Washington men get ap
pointments in Alaska Customs service.
Aspirants for the Republican nomination
for the Mayoralty . will hold many meet
ings this week. Page .11.
Exposition-authorities not displeased that
. the Igorrotes "will not:be feature of the
Fair. Pago 12.
.Bookies post their odds on -candidates, at
DOG FUST HELD
Old Igorrotes Cook and Invite
the Young Men to the
WOMEN ARE BARRED OUT
Curious Dances on the Green Sward
Are Held iWhlle the Killing
and Boiling Are
SEATTLE, Wash., April 23. (Spe
cial.) Because they had arrived safe
ly in America after a voyage from Ma
nila and were embarking: upon a new
enterprise, the 50 Igorrotes In the
Kuril-Moody party today held a canao,
or native feast, on Blaker Island, with
in a short distance of Seattle. .
On this Island, within an hour's run
from the metropolis of the state, the
Igorrotes abandoned themselves; threw
aside the garb of civilization they had
worn In the city, donned native cos
tume and plunged into the celebration
that characterizes an Igorrote cele
bration over a victory, home-coming
or achievement of any kind.
Three dogs gathered from the city
were slaughtered, boiled and eaten by
the men of the party. The women feast
ed on rice and clams. The entire party
threw itself into the abandon of a se
ries of native dances that bespoke
their thanksgiving, the spirit of the
feast and the celebration of the war
riors' victory. -
Dance on Green Sward.
On a green sward as soft as . the
heaviest of carpets, the natives danced
all the religious and tribal dances they
knew. They copied from their neigh
bors to add to the variety of entertain
ment they were affording themselves
and even introduced the rough, though
good-natured. ' marriage dance, though
thlb feature did not go to the extent of
choosing a bride for one of the'Phiiip
It has a barbarous sound, but the
canao Is not a vicious affair. Even the
slaughter of the docs that furnished
Une3 that would be approved -bi-au--mahltarians.
The dogs wore bound by
their feet and a noose ran around their
mouths. Strong-armed natives- held
them fast, while another wielded a bolo
that slashed the neck of the unfortu
It was a death certainly as merciful
as that given stock in a slaughter
nouse and as cleanly as religious rites
demand. It may have been slightly re
pulsive to some' of the white men who
watched the progress of the canao cu
riously, but, it so, no one criticised it.
Old 3Icn Cook the Dogs.
In the preparation of the dogs for the
feast the natives used precautions that
more civilized tribes would approve.
They carved their animals as expert
butchers would cut up a beef. They
cleaned pots, kettles and dogs as thor
oughly as the most fastidious house
wife would demand.
None but the men were permitted to
partake of the dog feast. In Luzon the
Igorrote customs restrict participation
tothe older men, but at today's cele
bration the young men and boys of the
party were invited to the felist. The old
men prepared the dinner; the young
men sat about as guests and partook,
of what the older men granted them.
As preparations for the banquet were
commenced, the women and young
men formed in a circle and the curious
dance of thanksgiving, with Its at
tendant song was begun.
For sever.il minutes the dancing fig
ures wound in and out forming intri
cate figures that baffle Americans to
copy. A 10-year-old Negrito boy, more
inured to American customs than those
of his own tribe and more than any
thing else an Igorrote sympathizer, led
the weird dance. Armed with a head
ax he swayed to and fro among the
dancing figures, keeping the time and
indicating the steps the dances called
for and the tom-tom of native instru
ments furnished time for.
Greeting to "Warriors.
Then the women and young men
quickly reformed and a dance of greet
ing to the warriors was given. The Ig
orrote dance consists largely ot minc
ing footsteps and circling about a cen
tral figure or figures. To a lay minj it
would be difficult to distinguish much
difference, but the untutored natives
knew what they were doing.
As each of the three dogs were
butchered, the dancers suddenly squat
ted and broke into song, looking In
tently at the old men in preparation
frfr the feast. Then the dances went on
Dance after dance was given and the
programme was repeated as the prep
aration for the dinner progressed. The
women and boys, barred from partici
pation In cooking arrangements, vented
their joy in. song and dance. They
cheered on the cooks, but did not ven
ture a word of suggestion, for that
would have been insult to the veterans
In charge of the banquet.
The women and men had gone to
Blaker Island clad In semi-civilized
garb. The men threw off their trousers
and coats and appeared in breech clouts
soon after landing. The bright colored
everyday dress of the women disap
peared for white or colored cheesecloth
raiment. These semi-naked forms
wound in;and out through the celebra
tions ceremonies and banquet prepara
tions with supreme indifference to the
presence of white men.
Dogs in Two Styles.
Rice and coffee was cooked in gener
ous quantities to accompany dog, the
principal feature of the bill of fare. No
more edible rice could have been cooked
on American ranges, and the coffee was
palatable. For an hour or more the three
dogs were boiled or roasted as Individual
tastes recommended, and all that time
the women, and boys continued their
dancing, save when , a gruff command
took a half dozen away to search for
more water. But when the dog feast
was ready to serve, the boys rushed to
the open fires and the women disap
peared. The women are unbidden to dog feasts.
They were to dig clams while their masters
ate. For some sudden notion the younger
men and boys were invited to the feast.
In the Philippines the Igorrotes only per
mit the old men to indulge in dog, for it
is believed the- eating of canines Imparts
some of their traits and young boys are
not ready for that.
Women Eat Apart.
The women feasted later, apart from
the men's eating place, on rice and cof
fee, with some few clams thrown In. The
dance was commenced again, and once
more the Igorrotes danced off a spirit
of thanksgiving and told by the light trip
ping they were satisfied with well-filled
stomachs. The old men and the young
men were honored In dances and the
warriors were touted.
The marriage dance was given and an
aged Igorrote, who acted as umpire, was
mauled about by the women for giving
the men a choice of wives, should any
desire one. Then a series of sporting
events followed. The Igorrotes threw
spears at a target, jumped and ran foot
races. American and Igorrote men prac
ticed long-distance throwing and foot
racing. The women imitated the men's
dances and Introduced special dances of
their own. For six hours It was a con
tinual round of celebration.
The Igorrotes were taken to this feast
because they demanded it a3 a native
celebration of their safe arrival. To In
sure privacy, Blaker Island, with not
more than half a dozen of persons within
its limits, was chosen,, and about 20 news
papermen were permitted to accompany
GREEKS SUFFER INDIGNITY
Attacks by Wunderlng Bulgarian
Bands in Macedonia.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 24. Bulgar
ian bands are again attacking the Greeks
in Macedonia. Reports of outrages are
coming In from trustworthy sources ot In
formation, and complaints have been
made to the government by the outraged
Greek communities 'In several instances.
The Turkish authorities are alleging, that
tne -tmigpriaTi nanoss at Dcmg led tjy.
French nn -".tjsslan officure. "
In the village of Lltoma, District of Cas
toria, a Bulgarian band attacked a Greek
schoolmaster. The population, Incensed at
the outrage committed upon their coun
tryman, sent protests to the Sultan and
other officials, telling of the attack, and
demanding the immediate expulsion from
their midst of a Bulgarian clergyman,
who, without a flock, remained in the
province, they alleged, for the exclusive
purpose of directing the Bulgarian bands.
The demand was acceded too.
At the village of Plevlnce, in the Cas
torla District, a Bulgarian band wrecked
and burned the Greek monastery. In the
fight of the Greek priests to repel the
attack, the superior of the monastery was
killed. The body of the dead priest was
subjected to horrible indignities.
The village of Cormltzova was also at
tacked, the Bulgarians entering the Greek
church and destroying the books of the
priests, telling the people that Bulgarian
teachers would come to them and teach
them the Bulgarian tongue.
MERGER OF RAILROAD LINES
Gigantic Scheme of the Hollins-Zim-niernian
TOLEDO, O.. April 24. The Times says:
The Hollins-Zlmmerman syndicate, In
control of the Great Central lines, is grad
ually acquiring, by purchase, or lease, new
lines of railway, and when their gigantic
scheme of mergers Is completed it will
dominate a system which will be one of
the most Important in the world.
It Is possible that some of the deals for
purchases now under negotiation will fall,
notably that of the Louisville & Nash
ville Railway, but If the deal for outright
purchase fails, a traffic deal providing for
through freight and passenger trains be
tween important cities will be concluded.
The Erie. Railway deal, long rumored
and often denied, is to be concluded, and
the Erie will be a member ot the new
group of trunk lines.
This great central system Is being built
up by the purchase and merger of old In
dependent lines and by lease of the same.
"When the general scheme is worked out
the great central system will extend from
Lake Superior to the Gulf of Mexico, and
from St. Louis to the Atlantic seaboard.
The first step scheduled after the Ann
Arbor and Detroit Southern merger is
completed will be the closing of the Erie
NEWTON'S CHURCH SOLD
New Structure Will Xow Be Called
NEW TORK. April 24. All Souls
Church, Madison avenue and Sixty-sixth
street, made famous by the Rev. R.
Heber Newton, has passed into history
as a place ot worship. A great thrpng
was present at the closing services and
many old members of the congregation
were moved to tears during the services.
Today the Church of the Archangel, St.
Nicholas avenue and One Hundred and
Fifteenth street, will be informally re
christened All Souls Church. The pews
and fine organ used in the latter will be
transferred to the new house.
The church and parish of All Souls
were foundod in 1859. During the last
years of his" ministry, which terminated
here years ago, Dr. Newton was In poor
health and the congregation fell away.
Of late the congregation Increased ma
terially, but the vestrymen and the
church wards concluded that it would
be better to sell the property, which
The house to which the congregation
has moved is said to have had Its actual
foundation in a fund started by a street
car conductor who contributed 52,
Army Transport Brings Four
teenth in Excellent Health
ONCE MORE AT'VANCOUVER
Regiment for Many Years Xcar Port
land Will Bo Stationed., Here
Again Due to Arrive
ASTORIA. Or.. April 23. (Special.) The
transport Sheridan arrived In this after
noon from Manila via Nagasaki and
Honolulu with the Fourteenth Infantry
on board and left ugi the river shortly
before 5 o'clock this evening. She will
anchor at Walker's Island until daylight
and will reach Portland about 9:30 to
The Sheridan sailed from Honolulu on
April 15 and . had a very pleasant trip
across. On board the vessel are 417 en
listed men of the Fourteenth Infantry and
33 officers, under command of Major John
S. Parke; six men on sick leave, eight
discharged men, one bluejacket and 20
Filipinos, who are coming for service in
Government cable work.
There are on the vessel 13 stowaways,
who came aboard at Honolulu. Of these,
a woman and a boy stowed away on
board the Buford when she left Portland,
and were transferred to the Sheridan at
The transport also brings the body of
"Lieutenant Ryder Davis, Philippine
scout. It will be shipped to relatives
of the deceased In Linn County.
The health of all on board is excellent,
there being only 15 In the hospital, suffer
ing from minor ailments, and all are glad
to return to America after their two years'
service in the Philippines. The regiment
will be stationed at Vancouver.
PORTE IS MUCH WORRIED
Afraid That Italy Is About to Seize
Tripoli and Bcngharzi.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 23. The
Sublime Porte anH : i Tvirkuh Council
pJECMTnTstera is grea'tl wrought up over
the- - report that Italy has her eyes on
Tripoli and Bengharzi In Africa and la
making ready an expedition to make good
her claims of possession. This informa
tion comes from a trustworthy source.
It Is known that the Turkish Council
ot Ministers has been for some time dis
cussing the question, but the Porte's ad
visers are all at sea In the matter until
the attitude ot Great Britain can be ascer
tained. While Turkey has the troops to
place In Tripoli and Bengharzi to resl3t
the forces of the Italian government. If
It should try to take possession, it has
not the means of convoying them to the
African coast, the Italian naval forces
standing in the way.
It Is declared that Italy three years ago
turned a covetous eye on Africa, but that
the Turkish government's protests were
backed up by England and the protest was
received by Italy and recognized as valid.
The fact that Great Britain has just en
tered into a secret treaty with France
and Italy is the alarming feature of tho
situation from the Turkish standpoint.
It Is said that the secret treaty with
France allows her complete freedom In
regard to Morocco and It Is feared here
that there Is a secret paragraph that
gives Italy the same freedom in regard to
Tripoli. If this condition Is found to ex
ist. Turkey will be unable to oppose Italy
In her action towards Tripoli.
BIG RAID ON CHINATOWN
Xew York Police Capturo Three
Hundred at Games of Chance.
NEW YORK, April 23. "Chinatown."
that shadowy quarter of New York,
whose narrow streets are lined with joss
houses, Chinese restaurants, unique Chi
nese theaters and odd little shops where
dark doorways lead to darker and more
mysterious precincts within, was to-night
the scene of a spectacular raid by the
police. Scores of policemen, gathered
from among the reserves of a dozen pre
cincts, descended upon tho unsuspecting
Chinamen while they were Intent upon
their Sunday night indulgence In the mys
tic games of chance brought from their
Fourteen coaches filled with policemen
and headed by personal representatives of
Police Commissioner McAdoo swept un
announced into "Chinatown" from the
Bowery, when their night's work was
done. Nine places In Mott street, two in
Hall street and one In Doyers street had
been raided and upwards of 300 Chinamen
had been hurried away in patrol wagons,
in busses and on foot to ail the down
town station houses'.
The work of obtaining their right names,
together with addresses and a fragment
of pedigree extended until late Into the
TOGS UNFIT FOR CHURCH
Roosevelt and Party Spend Sunday
at Their Camp.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April 23.
President Roosevelt's hunting party In
camp, 15 miles northwest of Newcastle,
spent a quiet Sunday. The party had
.been invited to attend church services at
Newcastle, but It was decided that hunt
ing togs would be inharmonious with
Easter gladness. After a week In the
saddle the sportsmen welcomed the
chance to rest.
Bear tracks have been sighted in sev
eral directions from tho present camp,
and it is believed by the party that at
least one more bear will be bagged be
fore another move is made.
A committee from the Denver Board of
Trade will arrive here tomorrow to con
fer with Secretary Loeb in regard to the
entertainment of the President In Den
ver May, 15. t