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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 190p.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Russia 'Will Have Big Battle
ships Built in Ameri
SUPERIOR TO ANY AFLOAT
They Will Combine Strength of Bat
tleships With Speed of Crulserk
Americans Will Also Build
Shipyard on Baltic.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 26. (11:33 P.
M.) American superiority over foreign
rivals again triumphs in tho complete suc
cess which has crowned the visit of
Charles M. Schwab to St Petersburg'. Mr.
Schwab's negotiations with the Russian
Admiralty have resulted in the practical
conclusion of an arrangement for the
construction of a number of formidable
line-of-battie ships of a type which prob
ably will startle tho world. Mr. Schwab
will leave St. Petersburg tomorrow.
The details of the construction of the
vessels remain to be worked out, but
in addition to those which will be built
In the United States it is quite likely that
a yard will bo constructed at a Baltic
port to be manned by Russian workmen,
but under American engineering and me
chanical supervision, the Russian Admir
alty being extremely anxious to utilize
the rehabilitation of tho navy for the
encouragement of the -shipbuilding indus
try at home, in order to eventually ren
der the country independent of foreign
The Admiralty has accepted Mr.
Schwab's propositions strictly on their
merits, he having convinced the authori
ties that he can produce for Russia war
ships vastly superior to anything now
afloat or at present projected by any for
eign government. They will be monster
16.000-ton vessels of enormous horsepower
and of a peculiar type, combining the
projectile-resisting power of tho battle
ship with the speed nnd wide radius of
action of cruisers. They will be deliv
ered fully equipped as to armour and
Th remarkable advance In naval archi
tov turc and construction which these
mcrlcan-bullt ships will mark is a
rded secret, but it is believed it will
ijplve the use of nickel steel of greater
lie strength, which In machinery.
t'rs, frames, etc., will give greater
power with decreased weight. Mr.
S- hwab guarantees to croate vessels with
20 per cent higher efficiency than any
IJ 1 understood,. l;nwfivex.ihst'ttli
the ships will be built by the Bethlehem
fompany. as the time for delivery is a
factor, Russia desiring that the ships
br turned over as early as possible. "While
the Bethlehem Company will supply the
armor and ordnance. other American
yards, thorefore, will profit In the con
struction of the hulls. This is In ac
cordance with the wish of the Admiralty,
the Russian authorities in placing such
a large contract having no deslro to
arouse hostility among rival commercial
interests in Amorica, the aim being not
only to take advantage of American
genius In building up the Russian navy,
but distinctly to cultivate closer com
mercial relations between the two coun
tries; It is understood that no arrangements
have yet been concluded with French or
German builders for the ships which will
be constructed In those countries.
PROFITS OF SHOW TRUST
Bookkeeper Admits Total Was $22 7,
G76 In One Season.
NEW YORK, April 26. Robert Walker,
bookkeeper and confidential secretary for
Al Hayman, testified today that the net
profits of the theatrical syndicate for the
season of 1901-02 were $227,676 and that
Klaw & Erlanger's share of this amount
was $127,500. The evidence was given in
the suit brought by David Belasco against
Klaw & Erlanger in which Belasco al
leges that his actual partner in the man
agement of David "Warfleld in the "Auc
tioneer" was the firm of Klaw &. Er
langer. Mr. Untermeyer, counsel for Mr.
Belasco, said that the 5127,500 profits re
ceived by Klaw & Erlanger were not from
theatres owned by the syndicate, but from
the shows controlled by Klaw & Er
langer outside of the agreement.
From the bookkeepers and from Al Hay
man" counsel for Belasco endeavored to
secure the contracts of the theatrical syn
dicate with the different ' theatres in
which "The Auctioneer" was played, but
both declared they did not have them.
Counsel .for Klaw & Erlanger refused to
produce them in "response to Mr. Unter
mcyer's demand. Justice Fitzgerald re
REUNION IS COMPLETE.
Governor Terrell Says Return of
Flags Attests Fact.
LA GRANGE, Ga., April 26. Governor
Joseph M. Terrell, of Georgia, delivered
the Memorial day address In this city
today. He paid tribute to the heroic
dead of both Confederate and Federal
forces, and concluded by saying:
"Though we were divided 40 years ago,
today we are united, and united forever.
Tho unanimous action of Congress in re
storing to the various Southern States
the Confederate flags that were in pos
session of the Government, and the uni
versal approval of that action by the
people of every section of the country,
attest the fact of a complete reunion of
ARE SUING EACH OTHER
Cripple Creek Miners and Employers
Resort to Courts. ,
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., April 26.
More suits have been begun by and
against the "Western Federation of Min
ers. Two suits have been filed in the
District Court against Nelson Franklin,
R. P. Sharp, H. P. DahL W. M. Baln
bridge, H. I. Sheppcrd, F. A. Phipps, F.
X. "Woods, J. B. Cunningham and others,
asking for damages in the sum of $138,000.
The plaintiffs in the case 'are G. F. Scott
and Frank A- Akin. The former sues for
$57,000, and the latter for $a.G.
The complatnt of Akin states that a
strike was started August 11. 1303, and
that it still continues; that the above de
fendants and others conspired together
for the purpose of destroying the labor
organization known as "the "Western Fed
eration of Miners; that, further, on Au
gust 20, 1904, a mob destroyed the Inter
state Mercantile Company's property and
escorted the plaintiff out of the city. He
alleged that his health was injured to
the extent of $50,000. and further asks
judgment for $31,000 'for actual damages.
The complain of Scott Is similar, except
Three mining companies, the Granite
Gold Mining Company, the Vindicator
Consolidated Mining Company, and the
Golden Cycle Mining Company, have
started suit against the Western Federa
tion cf Miners, to recover $188,500 alleged
to have been lost as a result of the strike.
They allege that the order and their of
ficers conspired and combined to prevent
the plaintiffs from mining and shipping
ore,- and that It was necessary to keep
their pumps running at a great expense,
and that when they learned that tho
miners would not work the pumps were
stopped, with the result that the lower
levels of their mines were filled with wa
ter. Rioting broke out today afresh in several
parts of the city. Nonunion drivors of the
Employers' Teaming Comp?iy , were as
saulted and stoned and their horses, out
from the traces. During the entire -afternoon
tho police were kept busy quieting
GITS WOMEN AND GIRLS
WOMAX CHARGED AV1TJI SWIN
DLE THROUGH MAILS.
Postal Department Vigorously Pur
sues Gct-RIchcQuIck Men Other
Swindles and lotteries.
PHILADELPHIA, April 26,-Charged
with conducting a fraudulent concern,,
Belle Wilson, head of the Wilson Sign
Company, No. 603 Walnut street, was ar
raigned before United States Commissioner
Bell today and held for a further hearing
PostofQce Inspector James S. Warden
testified that "the Wilson Sign Company
is a work-at-home swindle, victimizing
girls and women all over the country."
Applicants were supplied at a cost of $L10
with material for making small cardboard
signs and, if the signs were satisfactory
the company purchased them at the rate
of $2.50 a hundred. It is said nono of
the signs were .accepted.
AFTER GET-RICH-QUICK MEN.
Kansas City Grand Jury Will Check
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26. H. M.
Loeb, treasurer of the American Security
Contest Company, was arrested today
on a warrant issued by Judge Smith Mc
Phorson, hi the United States District
Court. The 113arrBl Grand Jury bad re
turned an indictment against Loeb and
another officer of the company on a
charge of using the mails to defraud. It
Is alleged that the contest company was
a lottery and "gct-rich-qulck" scheme,
which offered to pay several thousand
dollars as prizes In guessing contests.
Loeb was arraigned and pleaded not
guilty. He was released on $1000 bonds.
The name of the other indicted officer
of the company was withheld pending
Judge McPherson recently instructed
the present grand Jury to pay. particular
attention to "get-rich-qulck" concerns,
several of which are said to have been
established in Kansas City.
LOTTERY BARRED FROM MAILS
PostoffJce Department Declares
Home Co-Operatlve Fraud.
ST. LOUIS, April 26. Postoffice Inspec
tor Sullivan was notified today that a
blanket fraud order had been Is
sued by the Postoffice department
against the Home Co-operative Company
which had an office in St. Louis until a
few months ago. Several hundred thou
sand dollars are involved, It is stated.
The fraud order was Issued on the
ground that the company is operating a.
lottery. It Is stated the company has
operated in 24 cities, to all of which the
HIS BODY ON WAY NORTH
Jefferson's Funeral Will Be Held
Sunday at Buzzard's Bay.
NEW YORK April 25. The body of Jo
seph Jefferson, accompanied by several
members of the family, arrived in Jersey
City late today from Florida. Attached
to the train was the private car of Henry
M. Flagler, in which were members of
the Jefferson famBj; and their servants.
Tho casket was taken to undertaking
rooms on Eighth avenue and later to the
Grand Central Station, where it will be
placed aboard the midnight Boston train.
Members of the family will occupy berths
in one of the sleepers attached to the
The funeral will be held on Sunday at
Buzzard's Bay. Interment will be in Bay
view Cemetery, at Sandwich, Mass., where
Mr. Jefferson recently purchased a burial
When the casket was lifted from, the
baggage-car It was concealed in a large
transportation box, which was covered
with masses of roses and floral pieces. It
was lowered on the elevator to the baggage-room
where the casket was placed
in a transportation box and placed in a
hearse. The family In. carriages followed
the hearse aboard a Twenty-third-street
ferryboat, on which the party came to
A BARGAIN-HUNTERS' DAY
Mrs. Chadwlck's Treasured Effects
Sold for a Song.
NEW YORK, April 26. The personal
property which once graced the Euclid
avenue home of Mrs. Cassle L. Chadwick,
at Cleveland, was offered at auction to
day, and the first day's results were bot
tom figures. Today's total prices were
$1344, which Included many valuable ef
fects. Mrs. Chadwlck's, massage roller was
bought for 50 cents by a relic-hunter, and
the highest amount realized for any Item
was $100 for a carpet from the Far East.
Some of the paintings were sold for $10
and $12 each: a carved teakwood panel,
with a carved back, said to be worth $400,
went for $33, and a -"panoply of arms," a
disk with ornamental designs and crossed
cutlasses,' brought but $2.50. Mr. Chad--.wick's
writing desk brought $12.
S I POINT
Pawnbroker Fails to Identify
Smith as Purchaser of
. Fatal Revolver.
GREAT CROWDS SEE TRIAL
Evidence to Prove Smith Forced Act
ress to Pursue Young and That
She Threatened to Prevent
Young's Trip to Europe.
. NEW YORK, April 26. The climax In
the prosecution of Nan Patterson, who la
on trial charged with shooting Caesar
Young, was reached today when Hyman
Stern, the pawnbroker, failed to identify
J. Morgan Smith as the man to whom he
sold the pistol with which Young was
killed. This feature had been looked
forward to with much Interest, and was
expected to make somewhat of a sensa
tion. On the contrary, however, it
caused but a ripple of comment and sur
prise In the courtroom, although It was
the dramatic moment of tho trial. Stern
also failed to Identify Nan Patterson or
Mrs. Smith as the woman who accom
panied the man that purchased the re
volver. Smith had been brought from
jail to confront Stern, and after the lat
ter's testimony was taken back to the
Riotous scenes attended the opening of
the courtroom for the afternoon session.
Women and men fought to get past the
police." Several women fainted and many
had their dresses torn.
Throughout the entire day Nan Patter
son followed the testimony with more In
tense Interest than on previous days, and,
when adjournment was announced, she
caressed her father and remarked: "I
think this has been a good day for me."
Only two witnesses for the prosecution,
Caesar Young's widow and his racing
partner, John Mlllen. remained to be ex
amined when the trial adjourned this af
ternoon. Prosecutor Rand announced
that by noon tomorrow tho state would
close Its case. Abraham Levy, senior
counsol for the defense, will then ask for
an adjournment for the day, and, If it
Is granted, the opening speech for the
defense will bemade by Henry W. Ungcr
'Cannot wcar to Identity.
Whoa Stern vend on 'the irtand. Smith
and his -wIfe.vwero brought before him.
The pawnbroker told the story of th& pur-,
dhasc of -the weapon and identified the
pistol as the one he had disposed of.
Turning toward Nan Patterson, Assist
ant District Attorney Rand said:
"Look at the defendant. "Don't you re
member the lady who accompanied the
man who bought the revolver? Do you
recognize the defendant as tho one?"
"I cannot say that she was," answered
"Look at Mrs. Smith. ' Was sho the
"I cannot say that Bhe was."
."Now look at J. Morgan Smith. Can
you say to the best of your judgment
that Mr. Smith resembles the man who
purchased the revolver from you?"
Abraham Levy, the defendant's coun
sel. Jumped to his feet with an objection.
"Why can't he ask," he shouted, " 'Is
this the man that bought the revolver?' "
Recorder Goff sustained the objection.
Mr. Rand then changed the form of
the question, saying, "is Mr. Smith the
man who purchased tho revolver?"
Mr. Stern replied, "I cannot say that
This ended Stern's testimony and Smith
was taken back to the Tombs.
It was stated" that the District Attor
ney's office has spent $30,000 to bring
Smith Into court, in the belief that it
could be proved that he purchased the
weapon from the pawnbroker.
The skeleton, which played so proml-J
uem u. part in yesieruay s proceedings,
was still dangling beside the witness
chair when Miss Patterson came Into
the courtroom today. It was quickly re
moved by order of Recorder Goff, how
ever. .Expert on Pistol Shots.
The first material witness today was
Dr. Charles- Phelps, of the Board of Po
lice Surgeons, an expert on pistol-shot
wounds. Tho prosecution succeeded
through Dr. Phelps testimony. In getting
In some evidence which, was ruled out
by Supreme Court Justice Davis at the
previous trial. The witness told of ex
periments he had made with the weapon
which is alleged to have killed Young
and then produced pieces of cloth which
he had used in tests.
These samples were similar to the fab
ric of Young's coat, and the witness had
fired experimental shots through them.
Dr. Phelps said that after an examina
tion of Young's coat he had reached the
conclusion that the muzzle of the revolver
was held not less than three nor more
than five Inches away from the garment
when the shot was fired. The pieces of
cloth, which Mr. Rand said were offered
"for illustration only," were handed to
the Jurors for comparison with the burns
on Young's coat. The pieces against
which the revolver had been held, Dr.
Phelps explained, showed considerable
scorching around the perforations made
by the bullet, while those from which
the revolver had been held from three to
five Inches showed a smaller area of
scorching and less emudge. correspond
ing closely to the burns on Young's coat.
The witness was not cross-examined.
Young Forced Girl Into Cah.
John Crowley, a Harlem cab driver,
testified that on the morning of Juno 4 he
saw 'defendant. Young and William Luce
at Eighth avenue and One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth street. Young wanted her
to get Into the cab. and upon her hesi
tating he pushed her in and directed
Crowley to drive to the St. Paul Hotel.
On the way Crowley looked Into the cab
and saw the girl was crying. Under cross
examination, witness said Young slapped
the girl's face when he pushed her Into
the cab and said he would knock her
head off. Young was drunk. Another
cab driver told of driving Young and
Luce to the latter's home after the girl
had left In Crowley's cab.
Joseph Hewitt, Jr., a newsboy, described
a scene which he said he witnessed in
front of a cafe in Columbus Circle on
the evening before "Young was killed. He
said he saw Misst) Patterson come from
the$door C!th"e cafe with a man. They
were- quarreling, and as the man put the
woman in a cab, tho witness heard the
man say: "You'll have to do it." The
woman replied: "I won't," whereupon the ;
man slapped her face and pushed her
Into the cab.
As the witness took tho stand. J. Mor
gan Smith was brought into court and
given a seat among the spectators. When
Mr. Rand asked the boy to look around
and see if he could pick out the man he '
saw with Miss Patterson," Mr. Lev ob
jected to the Identification being made
In that way, and told Recorder Goff that
Hewitt was shown Smith at the time of
the latter's arraignment before Judge
FosUr several days ago. Smith was then,
brought to tho bar and the boy positively
"He's learned his lesson well," remarked
Smith, as he was led back to tho Tombs.
There was a, wild scene In the corridors"
around the courtroom this afternoon. Men
and women fighting for admittance after
the noon recess blocked tho passageway
tore each other's clothes and so jammed
the entrance that Recorder Goff made his
way through only with the greatest dif
ficulty. The attorneys in the case were
obliged to enter the courtroom from side
entrances. The jurors" fought their way
through the struggling, pushing crowd, at
the courtroom entrance.
Mrs. Morgan Smith, Nan Patterson's
sister, was called to the witness stand
during the afternoon session. She was
on the stand only a . moment. Sho was
asked to identify a letter addressed to
Ada Patterson as written by her sister.
This she did.
Would Prevent Trip to Europe.
The story of the meeting between
Young and Miss Patterson in Harlem the
night before tho tragedy was told by;
wunam iuce, loung's brother-in-law.
Young was at his home in WestVFour
teenth street and they went cart-together
about 11 o'clock. They mef Miss Patter
eon In Eighth avenue. Luce said he left
Young and -Miss Patterson together and
went home -with the understanding that
he would meet thm an hour later. At 1
o'clock he returned and all three went to
a saloon. "We got there at a
quarter past 1 o'clock," said Luce, "and
at a quarter to 3 they came oyer to the
table where I was seated. They had
been together for nearly two hours, and
Wero angry and quarreling."
"Did you hear any of the conversa
tion?" "I heard Young say he would get her
"When they came over to your table,
what was the conversation about?"
"About Young's going away. The de
fendant s,ald she knew the boat he was
going to sail on and said that he could
not get away from her. Young offered
to bet her $100 that she could not name
tho boat, and she replied that she would
not please him to do so. She said Young
could not hide from her, and, If he got
down In the hold of the ship, she would
find him and prevent him from sailing."
Luce said he saw Young before he left
home on the morning of June 4. He said
he was going out to. get shaved and buy
a new hat, nnd that he would Join his
wife at the steamship pier- Luce, In re
ply to question by Mr. Rand, denied
that hft purchased the revolver at Stern's
Letter Which Caused Trouble.
Bernard L. McKean, another brother-in-law
of Young, told of efforts made by
Young early in May to' get Miss Pat
teroon togo trv Europe. He said she first
p4efe.r abroad, .but afterwarJ
roiueu io saji. savnjr sne was u ueucaur
health and would have to undergo an
operation. McKean also told of Julia
Smith's letter to Young falling Into Mrs.
Young's hands. The intercepted letter
was discussed by - tho defendant and
Young In his presence. McKean said, and
Miss Patterson declared that it had
caused all tho trouble. He said that
Young had arranged to supply Miss Pat
terson with all tho money she needed,
through the witness. "Sho would hot
listen to this arrangement," said Mc
Kean. HER GUNS ARE A FAILURE
BRITISH NAVY IX BAD CONDI
TION FOR BATTLE.
Experiments With New Pattern Wire
Guns and Experience of Japan
Prove Them Worthless.
LONDON. April 27. The Dally
Graphic this morning commences a se
ries of articles calling in question the
duration of the armament of a modern
British fleet in a manner which, if the
facts should be substantiated, is calcu
lated to causo a great sensation. The
writer alleges that 15 warships unfit
for action have been discovered. as the
35-callber 12-Inch guns constituting the
main armament of three vessels are in
capable of firing full charges.
The latest Woolwich pattern 50-caI-iber
six-inch gun has also failed under
experiment, and the question naturally
arises as to the endurance of the ar
mament of the whole modern fleet. The
article states facts unfortunately be
yond dispute, and points out that tho
present Is the time for action and not
The facts came to light through de
velopments of weakness in new long
guns under experiment and the simul
taneous failure of the 12-Inch guns In
the Majestic class of battleships and
through the bursting of shells in seven
out of 16 British-made guns on board
of Japanese battleships.
The writer points out further that
Great Britain Is the only power that
has adopted the manufacture of the
OPPOSED TO GRABBING
China Notified America Objects to
MARSEILLES, April 25. A mall steamer,
which has arrived, here from the Far
East, brought a copy of the Echo de
Chine, which says upon Chinese outhority
that the American Minister at Pckln re
cently Informed the Chinese Foreign Of
fice of his opposition to any further for
eign occupation of territory within the
three northern provinces of China and
that he would invite all the ministers at
Pekln to strongly support China to this
Nicaragua Signs Three Treaties.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April 27. The
commercial treaty with Great Britain was
signed today, as also were the treaties on
the recognition of the Mosquito territory
and the termination of the Greytown
franchise. The contract with the Ameri
can Forbes Company for the construction
of the railroad froml Managua to Mbv
galpa and-Jcnotga-has. been ratified.
Chicago Employers andTeam
sters Engage in De
LAWLESSNESS WILL RULE
Employers Association's Challenge
Taken Up and General Strike
Will Result Troops Are
CHICAGO, April, 26. Special.) Begin
ning tomorrow Chicago will face one of
the worst labor struggles In its history.
Tho contest, will be titanic in its scope
and will be fought bitterly, for upon Its
success or failure hangs the life or death
of union labor domination in Chicago. The
Employers Association demanded that all
teamsters deliver goods to Montgomery
Ward & Co. under penalty of Instant dis
charge. Accepting this gage of battle in which
it was said that the dictatorial methods
of labor leaders and the constant breaking
of contracts would no longer be tolerated,
the unions tonight decided to strike every
house, wholesale and retail, oa State
street, that did not at once make terms
with the union te'amsters. With the ex
ception of the Boston store, which, caters
largely to union labor patronage, and
one other smaller concern, every merchant
is standing firm by the defiance.
Reign of Terror Is Feared.
Meanwhile the public views the Impend
ing great struggle with much alarm. It
means riots, slugging, constant warfare in
the streets, thuggery In the residence
districts while the police are In service
in tho business district, and a general
reign of lawlessness and disorder. The
unions are wrought up to a high pitch of
resentment and the general strike will be
accompanied by unusual brutality.
In their ultimatum today, the merchants
said they would nbt hesitate to sumon all
the- forces of tho city and state to main
tain their rights and preserve order. This
means that troops will be seen In Chicago
speedily, because the police force is too
small to cope with the organized bandaoC
sluggers In the down-town district and, -at
the same time protect the residence dis
tricts from the hordcaj of f&rtpatts&aud
robbers who always seize upon a liftJbr
war to flock Into the city and work un
molested. Retail Business Must Cease.
The great retail business of the city
will practically be paralyzed until the war
Is" fought out. Shoppers will hardly ven
ture Into tho fighting zono, and the great
stores, like Marshall Field & Co.'s, Man
del Brothers Carson, Plrie. Scott & Co.'s,
Slegcl & Cooper'3 and Rothschild's can
make no deliveries of purchases. At least
this service will be fraught with great
danger and risk. Customers attempting
to carry away their purchases will run
the constant risk of being slugged by the
pickets. For these reasons, the public
anticipates troublous times beginning to
morrow, and the advent of -troops will be
hailed with a sense of relief. Smaller
outlying stores, which depend In any way
upon the large wholesale houses, will also
have their Individual troubles with the
unions, as an attempt will be made to
prevent the moving of any merchandise
whatever connected, no matter how re
motely, with the big stores down town.
"Will Enjoin Strikers.
Another blow at the strikers will be
delivered either tomorrow or Friday,
when the Federal Court will be appealed
to for an Injunction to protect the new
teaming company in the transaction of it3
business. Although Levy Mayer, general
counsel for the employers, declined to dis
cuss tho mattor. It was learned that a
petition for an injunction was being pre
pared. The teaming copany was organized un
der the laws of West Virginia, that pro
tection could be secured in the federal
court as soon as interference on tho part
of the strikers began. With full equip
ment, abundance of capital and the law
to shield It from attacks by strikers and
their sympathizers, the new company, it
is declared, will be In a position to defy
the teamsters and effectually break their
DUBOIS FIGHTS HEYBURN
Supports Creation of Shoshone Re
serve and Irrigation Schemes.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. April 26, Senator Dubois has ad
vised Forester Pinchot that, unlike his
colleague, he approves his plan for the
establishment of forest reserves In Idaho,
and particularly the plan for the estab
lishment of the Shoshone reserve, em
bracing half Shoshone County. Mr. Du
bois Is of the opinion that the creation of
reserves is necessary for the proper pro
tection of Idaho forests and for the pres
ervation of the water supply, which
would be diminished should the timber
be cut off the mountain sides and sum
mits as recklessly in the future as in
Mr. Dubois will also take Issue with
Senator Heyburn In reference to proposed
Irrigation enterprises In Idaho and will
cont!nueto support the Administration in
Its policy in dealing with the reclamation
of arid lands in Idaho.
Surgeon-Major Reynolds Goes North.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 26. Major Frederick P.
Reynolds, surgeon, has been relieved
from duty-at the Presidio to take effect
August 1, and will proceed to Fort
Seward. Alaska, for duty, relieving Cap
tain J. B. Clayton, assistant surgeon, who
will proceed to Seattle and report by
telegraph to the military secretary for
Rural Carriers at Stanvrood.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 26. NIcolal C. Lien has been
appointed regular, Oluf Lien substitute,
rural carrier, route 1; Bernard S. Lien
carrier, Axel Lien substitute, route 2, at
GERMAN ENGINEER IS NAMED
Will Advise on Plans for Digging
WASHINGTON, April 26. The German
government has designated Mr. Lincanza
as the German member of the Board of
Consulting Engineers for the isthmian ca
nal. Mr. Lincanza is said to be connected
with the German Ministry of Public
Works, and is one of the leading civil
engineers of Germany.
The compensation of these consulting
engineers has not yet been fixed, but it Is
Secretary Taf fs purpose to make It very
liberal, in view of the high grade of ex
pert talent required. It Is proposed to
Increase the membership of the consult
ing board to 12 or 35 members.
SHOT BI LYffGHING 18
ACCUSED MURDERER OF WOMAN
AND CHILD WILL DIE.
With Hammers and Axes Southern
ers Break Into Jail Four of
Them Are Recognized.
SHREVEPORT, La., April 26. After
working three hours with sledgehammers
and pickaxes, a mob of 25 people broke
Into the Parish jail at Homer, La., 75
miles northeast of Shreveport, today and
shot Dick Craighead, inflicting wound3
which will probably prove fatal.
Craighead was charged with the murder
of Mrs. Ike McKee. wife of his half
brother, and her. little son. The authori
ties were unaware of the design upon
the- prisoner until it was too late to pro
tect him. Every telephone and telegraph
wire out of Homer was cut and the rifles.
of the local militia company were seized
before the movement was made on the
When Sheriff Klrkpatrick and citizens of
tho town reached the Jail,, they found
Craighead still alive. It is stated that he
had told the Sheriff the names of thro
of the lynchers and that another prisoner
in the Jail toldJthe name of another man
wbororho recognized The names have not
" ""'" Cossacks Keep tho Peace.
ROSTOrF-ON-DON. Russia, April 26.
Cossacks are patrolling1 this oity and
no disturbances have occurred.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODATTS Generally fair and warmer; winds
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 60
des".; minimum, 40.
The War In tha Far East.
Both Russia and Japan claim victory at the
front. Page 2.
Russians cut cable to Hainan Island, Page .
Zexnstvo Congress forbidden by police. Page 3.
Another priest becomes leader ot workmen.
May-day parade of Imperial guards abandoned
that ther may suppress riots. Page- 3.
Russia gives Schwab contract to build war
ships in America, and shipyard oo Baltic,
managed by Americans. Page 1.
British naval guns fall and are declared worth
less. Page 1.
Tigers take another game from the Giants.
Germany denounces commercial treaty with.
United - States, and tariff war may result.
Negotiations for restriction of Chinese Immi
gration suspended; exclusion law may be
attacked. Page 3.
America declares opposition- to further foreign
acquisitions la China. Page 1.
Charges against Assistant Secretary of State
Loom Is sent to President. Page 3. .
President Roosevelt takes a day's rest from
hunting-. Page 5.
Seller of revolver which, killed Caesar Young
falls to identify purchaser. Page 1,
Move to force reorganisation of tha equitable;
Hyde Syndicate sued. Page 3.
Teamsters strike In Chicago becomes general,
and reign of terror is feared. Page. 1.
Southern mob fatally shoot accused mur
derer. Page 1.
Tax Collector Smith, of San Francisco, has dis
appeared with funds of city and county.
Baker County prospectors And fabulously rich
gold mine. Page 4.
Uncle of Torn Brown tells, at Cheh&Hs. Wash.,
a. story of cold-blooded patricide. Page 4.
Oregon Supreme Court has not decided fully
the relations of city charters to the local
option law. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat Armor on good California demand.
Japanese orders for flour cease. Page 13.
New York stock market affected by ru
mors. Page 13.
Chicago wheat closes lower. Page 13.
California wool market active. Page 13.
The transport Sheridan leaves Astoria for
San Francisco. Page 5.
War risks on Oriental cargoes make ad
vance. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
About a thousand boxes will have to be
knocked from Portland restaurants and
saloons. Page 9.
There is a figurehead in the injunction suit
against the Hop pool, and the real men
back of the action are five days distant,
Councilman Rumelln Is accused of accepting
a chek for $5000 to vote against the
telephone franchise. Pago 14.
Councllmen inspect tho saloons near the ex
position. Page 9.
Oregon Development League begins Its big
convention. Page 8.
Congregatlonallsts ask that saloon licenses
near the Fair Grounds be revoked. Page 9.
Italians will bring their art treasures to the
Centennial. Page 12.
Southern Pacific will spend a. million and a
half dollars on its Oregon lines. Page 1.
Political aaplrants are very active. Pase T.
OF ITS SYSTEM
Southern Pacific Will Spend
Immense Sum on Its
Lines in Oregon.
NEW RAILS; NEW BRIDGES
It Is Estimated That a Million and a
Half Dollars Will Be Spent
This Year on the
It is announced tha$ the general man
ager of the Southern Pacific linc3 In Ore
gon has approved plans for the hetter
ment of the Oregon roads which will
cost 31,452,760.60. This is in addition to
any work now being1 carried on, br any
that lias tieen up to this time completed.
It includes a long list of improvements
extending along -the main hranch lines
from Ashland to Portland, and embrac
ing In extent the construction of bridges,
buildings, new tracks and tho blasting
of old, roundhouses, stockyards and gen
eral work. Of the total sun? mentioned
it Is estimated that perhaps J871.635.S0 will
be expended for labor.
During tho early Spring E. E. Calvin, at
that time general manager of this territory,
announced that a partial calculation of
the betterments provided for the Oregon
lines already placed amounted to 53.000,
000. At that time it was stated that
more was to come later and the announce
ment yesterday is a further complement
to the total.
The new plans provide for the expen
diture of $38,000 at Roseburg where a new
roundhouses, coal trestle, cold storage fa
cilities, new yard tracks, new girder cin
der pits, new water column, new sand
house and new stockyards will be built.
At Oregon City more than 523,000 will
be spent In improving and modernizing
Fifteen miles of track between Riddle
and Merlin, in Southern Oregon, will be
blasted, as will 32 miles from Roseburg
to Glenbrook. All of the old track be
tween Ashland and Divide will be taken
up and the light rails replaced with new
SO-pound steel, giving a total ot 200 miles
out of the Zll between Portland and Ash
land which will be renewed with modern
steel this year, while it is the announced
intention ot the management to contlnua
the worX until the entire distance la in
strictly 'first-class shape and ready for
the heavier and more modern trains that
will then be placed on the Portland-San
Francisco overland service.
Other Items which are enumerated In
the announcement include many new
bridges of steel. It being the policy of
the company to replace all of the old
wooden structures through tho mountains
with the most modern structures. The
work embraces one through pin-truss
bridge on stone piers across Cow Creek
In Southern Oregon, two through steel
spans over the South Santiam River on
the Woodbum-Springfleld branch; two
200-foot through-pin, and one 150-foot
through-riveted spans, and one 150-foot
through-truss span on six cylinder piers
across the Willamette River near Harrls
burg; one through-riveted truss across
the "West Fork of Cow Creek cross
ing; two deck-plate steel girders across
Evans Creek Crossing; one through rivet
ed truss on concrete piers across Rogue
River and the filling of about a dozen
This work will he completed as fast as
Is possible and It Is hoped that all ot it
will be completed by the time the hard
weather of "Winter makes such work dif
ficult. It will leave the Southern Pacific
lines throughout the state In vastly better
shape than at present, and will make It
possible for the entlro Oregon division
to be brought up to the highest standard
by the end of next year.
BOND ISSUE IS HELD UP.
Salt Lake Boad Will Forfeit by Wait
of a Year.
"LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 26. (Spe
cial.) It Is understood that tho directors
of the Harriman-CIark Salt Lake Road
decided at a meeting today to reconsider
the bond Issue ot 540,000,000 The time is
deemed not propitious for obtaining a
good price. Senator Clark said that in a
year from now 15 per cent moro could be
obtained for these bonds. Meanwhile the
road will have no difficulty In borrowing
on short-time paper enough to carry out
the present plans.
This decision creates surprise here and
will doubtless cause some talk in "Wall
street, where other Harrlman interests
now largely hold the center of the stage.
Salt Lake's new tafflc alliance Includes
the Chicago & Northwesternwhich la
part of a proposed great Union Pacific
Union Pacific officials were In confer
ence1 with Salt Lake directors today.
President Ripley, of the Santa Fe, who
came here yesterday, asserts that the
new line's limited trains to Chicago can
not shorten the Santa Fe time, although
the route Is shorter in miles. There will
be no transcontinental war, says Ripley.
Moulton to Come to Portland.
TACOMA, "Wash.. April 26. (Special.)
Clarence E. Moulton, chief clerk In the
land department of the Northern Pacific
Railway Company, has resigned his posi
tion, to take effect May 1. Mr. Moulton.
who has been connected with the North
ern Pacific in Tacoma for more than 17
years, In both the land and legal depart
ments, will go to Portland, where ho will
engage In tho land business, and also act
as attorney for the Northern Pacific at
Mr. Moulton will probably be succeeded
by Ernest A. Plummer. a clerk in the
land department, and a brother of George
H. Plummer, who is in charge of the department.