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TEE HORNING OBEGCmiAH, THU3&DAY, MAY .18, . 1905.
ALL WILL BE SHOWN
Congressional Irrigation Com
WILL VISIT PORTLAND FAIR
Distinguished Party Starts June 1 to
See Government Irrigation Work
In West Gives Two Days
r to Portland.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 17. On Juno 1 a party o 30.
composed of the Senate and House com
mittees on irrigation, with their wives,
will leave Kansas City on a tour of tho
"West, which will include visits to most of
the. irrigation projects -where Government
work Is now under, way, as well as the
principal cities of tho West. Not all
members of theEe committees, but a ma
jority of each, will make the trip.
As heretofore stated in these dispatches,
the trip lsr made for the purpose of giving
Senators and Representatives an oppor
tunity to see what progress the Govern
ment is making- under the National irriga
tion law, passed only three years ago. It
is conceded that that law will eventually
need some revision, hut until it has been
tried and its weak points have been
found, Congress has been loath to make
amendments. The trip this Summer, will
be an object lesson to the Senators and
Representatives of the party, and will
enable them to discuss more intelligently
than before all questions affecting Na
Members of the Party.
The party will include Senator and
Mrs. Newlands. of 2Cevada; Senator
Fulton,- of. Oregon, and Mrs. Fulton;
Senator Simmons. of North Caro
lina; Senator Dubois of Idaho: Sen
rtor Warren, of Wyoming; Representa
tive nd Mrs. . Mondell, of Wyoming;
Representative and Mrs. Cooper, of Penn
Fylvanla; . Representative and Mrs.
Reeder. of Kansas; Representative and
Mrs. Jones, of Washington; Representa
tive and Mrs. Marshall, of North Dakota;
Representative and Mrs. Smith, of Texas;
Representative and Mrs. Hitchcock, of
Nebraska; C. J. Blanchard, of the Re
clamation Service, and Mrs. Blanchard,
and J. L Parker, representing the Secre
tary of the Interior, and Mrs. Parker.
Senator Fulton will not start with the
party at Kansas City, but will join It in
California and make tho last half of the
trip. Senator Ankeny, of Washington,
who is slated to become chairman of the
irrigation committee In the next Senate,
will join the party and accompany it over
a part of the route. Senator Heyburn
will accompany the party through Idaho
and possibly go with it to Portland and
back. At other stages of the trip other
Senators and Representatives are ex
pected to Join the party for a short time,
and cover part of the ground with It.
Two Days in Portland.
Aside from visiting the various irriga
tion projects now under construction, the
Congressional party will spend two days.
June 23 and 24, at the L.ewis and Clark
Exposition and In Portland; will spend
June 23, Sunday, in Tacoma and Seattle:
will put In half a day at Boise, a day In
San Francisco, another at Salt Iake,City,
and .wind -up at Denver on the Fourth of
The" first sttp will be made at El Paso,
Tex., where a vielt will be paid to the
Engle dam site on the Rio Grande. Tho
party will also take a 60-mile drive into
the mountains of Arizona to examine the
construction work now well under way on
the Roosevelt dam. A caretul stuay will
le made of conditions on the Colorado
River, the visit extending into the famous
Imperial Valley, portions of which are
several hundred feet below sea level. In
California stops will be made at River
side, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Redding
On June 17. the third anniversary of the
signing of the National reclamation act,
the party will be at Hazen. Nev.. at
which time the water will be turned upon
50.000 . acres of land tinder the Truckee
Carson project, the first large irrigation
project' to be put into operation by the
Government. Leaving Nevada, short
stops will be made at Opden, Salt Lake
and numerous points in Oregon. Washing
ton, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colo
rado. The complete itinerary, differing in
many particulars from the original sched
ule, is as follows:
Rock Island Reilxvay-Jun- J. Kansas City,
pave 11 P. M.; June 3. 131 Paso, arrive 0:07
A. M. visit Ensle Dam. Mrsilla Valley.
Southern Pacific Company June 3, 131
Paso, leave 7:43 A. M.; June S, Maricopa, ar
rive 9:47 P. M.; June . Maricopa, leave S:45
A. M.; June C. Phofnlx. arrive 5:30 A. M.
M. P. & S. R. R. It. June C, Phoenix,
leave 8:40 A. M.; June l. Mesa, arrive 9:18
A. M.; June , Mesa, leave 1:15 V. M.; June
0. Phoenix, arrive 2:50 P. M., CO-niile drive
Southern Pacific Company June 8. Phoenix,
leave 7;30 P. M.; June 8, Maricopa, arrive
0:10 P. M.; June 8. Maricopa, leave 0:57
P. M.; June 0. Yuma, arrive 3:S5 A. M.,
drive to Lajtuna dam-site In the morning-,
afternoon trip down river on steamer: June
10. Yuma, leave 3:45 A. M.; June 10, Old
Beach, arrive 3:42 A M.
Special to Colexlco and Return June 11.
leave Old Beach; June 11, Redlands. arrive
;30 A. M.; June 11, Redlands. leave 12 M.;
June 11. Riverside, arrive 12 M.
San .Pedro, L. A. & S. L. R. R. June 11.
Riverside, leavo 4:31 P. M.; June 11, Los
Angeles, arrive 6:51 P. M.
Southern Pacific Company Juno 13, Ios
Angeles, leave 3:50 P. M.; June 14. San
Francisco, arrive 9:10 A. M.; June 15, Ban
Francisco, leave 7:30 A. M.; June 15, Red
ding, arrive 6:50 P. M.; June 15, Redding,
leave 10:30 P. M.; June 16. Sacramento, ar
ilve 4:43 A. M.: June 16, Sacramento, leave
10:35 P. M.; June 17. Sparks, arrive S A. M.;
June 17. Sparks. leave: June 17, Hazen, ar
rive 12 M.; June IS, Haien, leave 0 A. M.;
Jun IS. Sparks, arrive 8 P. M
Oregon Short Line Jnne 18, Sparks, leave
11:30 P. M.; June 10. Ogden, arrive 6:10
r. M.; June 19. Ogden. leave 6:S0 P. M.t
June 19, Salt Lake, arrive 7:40 P. M.; June
20. Salt Lake, leave 11:45 P. 1S.i June 21.
Minidoka, arrive 8:42 A. 1L; June 21, Mini
doka, leave 6:59 P.. M.; June 22. Nampa, ar
Tlve 12:35 A. M.; June 22. Nampa, leave
12:45 A, M.; June 22, Boise, arrive 1:25
A. M.;.June 22. Boise, leave 1:10 P. M.;
Ji&e 22, Nam pa. arrive 1:50 P. M.; June 22,
leave 2:10 P. M.; June 23. Portland arrive
7:15 A. M.
Northern Paelflc June 24. Portland, leave
11:45 P. M.; June 25. Seattle, arrive 7:05
A. M.; Jnnc 25, Seattle, leave 4P.lt; June
27. Billings, arrive 9:05 A. M.; June 27
BilllnKs. leave 9:05 A. M.
Burlington Railroad June 27, Toluca, ar
rive 10:2S A. M.: June 27, Toluca. leave 10:28
A. M-: June 27, Cody, arrive 2:30 p. JI.;
June 28, Cody, leave 11:30 P. M.; June 29.
Toluca. arrive 7 A. -M.; June 29, Toluca,
leave 10:28 A. M.; June 30, Alliance, arrive
3 A- M.; June 30, Alliance, leave S A. it;
June 30. Guernsey, arrive 12 M
Colorado & Southern June 30, Guernsey.
lea .1 P. M-: June 80, Wheatland, arrive 3
P. M.; June SO, Wheatland, leave 7:10 J. 21.;
June 30. Cheyenne, arrive 11:30 P. M.
Union Pacific Railroad July 1, Cheyennn,
'eave 2:35 P. M.; July 1. Denver, arrive 6
Denver & Rio Orande July 1. Denver, leave
!;30 P. M.; July 2. Montrose, arrive 2:56
P. M.; July S, Montrose. leave- 1:50 P. M.;
July -4, Denver, arrive 7:20 A. M.
King Compromises With. er-Wlfc.
DRESDEK, Saxony, May 17. King
Frederick fetus approved the agreement
with the. Ceaatces Xentignaso, formerly
Crown Priac ef Saxony, wfeereby Prin
cess Arma. it permitted, to remain la her
"aether's owtdy until May L 1966. Tba.jkigk.
Countess will then deliver the . Princess
to. a trustee- appointed by the King. The
Countess renounces her Saxon citizenship
and Is allowed to see her children once, a
year. Her allowance will be Increased
$10,000 from June 1.
REFORMS PACIFY POLAND
Freedom or Language, Religion and
4 Land Holding Granted.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 17. There is
little room for skepticism as to the gen
ulncss of the broad policy of imperial
reform, after the remarkable steps sanc
tioned' by Emperor Nicholas in the Impe
rial rescript, issued yesterday, modifying
the restrictive decrees In nine af the
western governments of Russia and giv
ing the Poles greater freedom for ac
quiring farming lands and purchasing
landed properties and industrial premises,
and gU'Ing permission to introduce the
Polish and Lithuanian languages In the
primary and secondary schools, where
the majority of the Inhabitants are non
Russian. Almost at one sweep the whole burden
of the vexatious restrictive laws In Po
land and the Baltic provinces has been
removed, and the privileges for which
the natives have been fighting for years
are restored, the assemblies of the Polish
nobles are re-established, and all the
harsh administrative measures Introduced
at the time- of the policy of reaction and
Russlfication are abolished; unless later,
for purposes of state, alter the recom
mendation of the Council of State, they
receive imperial sanction.
As a natural sequence of freedom of
religion, the oppressive prohibition of the
purchase of land by Catholic peasants is
In effect the measures sanctioned
amount to an entire reversal of Russian
policy in ancient Polarid and the Baltic
In Poland, by confining the land hold
ing to persons of Polish extraction strict
ly by inheritance, by descent and not
even by testament, It was designed to
force the Poles either to become orthodox
Russians or drive them into Poland prop
er. The hardships thus entailed were In
numerable. The property of deceased
Poles was sold to Russians by forced sale
and at ridiculous prices. A famous case
was that of the Polish estates of the late
Prince von Hohenlohe, the German Im
perial Chancellor, for which a special
ukase was necessary in order to permit
It is pointed out that in order to avoid
delay in the matter of the introduction
of the Polish and Lithuanian languages
the Emperor specifically directed the
formulation of the necessary regulations
and laws within six months. These meas
ures, It Is understood, will be followed by
the introduction of local self-government
through tho Zcmstvo system. The steps
taken will undoubtedly have lmmenso
influence upon the population of Poland
and will practically meet the demands
of the rational reformers who re illy rec
ognize that the restoration of the King
dom of Poland is an idle and visionary
The Committee of Ministers has gone
no further with the Jewish question than
to grant freedom of residence to the ar
tisan class. The question in its entirety
Is of such great importance that it has
been decided to refer It to tho coming
General Assembly. This practically Is a
decision to refer it to the will of tho rep
resentatives of the people, being the first
public recognition that the goverrment
intends to be guided by its action.
The Emperor's action has produced a
splendid impression among the reform
elements which ,are expressing the high
est satisfaction. As tho announcement
was not published In the official gazette
until this morning, however, the news
papers contain no comment.
A prominent Liberal, who is especially
interested in the Polish question, de
clared that the latest rescript together
with the rescript on religions toleration
would go far towards settling the most
burning political problems In Poland and
the Baltic provinces and produce an era
of better feeling than had prevailed In
Poland for half a century.
BRITISH DIGNITY IS HURT
Seizure of Scaler and Punishment
of Crew In Uruguay.
HALIFAX. N. S., May 17. (Special.)
A cablegram to the owners In Hall
fax today from agents at Montevideo
announces? that the Uruguay govern
ment has confiscated the British
schooner Agnes Donahue and cargo
and imprisoned her crew and captain.
Captain Ryan receit-eJ three years,
William Porries and William Ryan,
mates, two years each, and 15 members
of the crew six months each, all penal
The schooner sailed from Halifax in
1903 and was seized by an Uruguayan
ship, six miles off the coast of Monte
video, and taken to the latter place.
The case has been before the courts
since then and the judgment has just
been determined. The vessel had 500
sealskins on board and the captain was
charged with having robbeT seal rook
eries. The schooner was valued at
Both the Canadian and British gov
ernments have had the case under con
sideration, as all of the crow are British
subjects. Great Britain wlll be asked to
dispatch a warship to Montevideo to
obtain a full investigation Into the ac
tion of that republic
AMERICA GAVE 2kIEX TtEFUGE
Another Blow to British Prestige Is
Found in That Fact.
OTTAWA, Ont, May 17. R. L. Bor
den brought up In the House today the
seizure of the sealer Agnes G. Donahue
by the government of Uruguay. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier. the Premier, said In
reply that all the government could do
was to make representations to the
Mr. Roche, of Halifax, stated that
part of tho crew found their way back
to Canada on board a United States
man-of-war. It adJed nothing to the
prestige of the British flag, he said,
to have It known that Canadian seamen
have to look to the American flag for
FRUIT MEN BEAR WITNESS
California Tells How Paul Morton
Saved Lemon Crop.
WASHINGTON, May 17. Joseph AL
Call, an attorney of Los Angeles, rep
resenting 70 per cent of the Citrous
Fruitgrowers Association of Califor
nia, today appeared before the Senate
Interstate Commerce committee to urge
conferring upon the Interstate Com
merce Commission power to supervise
rates, establish maximum rates and put
them In effect until passed upon by a
court, in accordance, he said, with the
recommendation of the President.
C M. Brown, of California, repre
senting the lemon Interests in his state,
said that Paul Morton, now Secretary
of the Navy but then an official of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad,
in consultation with the lemon shippers
on the Pacalfic Coast, asked if a dollar
rate would save the lemon crop. Being
informed it would, that rate was made.
Mr. Brown insisted that oraages could
be carried as cheaply as lemonB. He
was satisfied with tie Amur Car
Lines, hat tae railroad rates were too
FINDING II WAY OUT
Teamsters Will Soon Call Off
GOMPERS IS PEACEMAKER
Business ofJ2mployers Resumes Nor
mal Aspect" and Teamowners
Bring Pressure on Strike
CHICAGO, May 17.-U Is highly prob
able that the next 48 hours will see the
end of the teamsters' strike in Chicago.
Although none of tho labor leaders will
so acknoVledgc, it Is generally understood
tonight that the programme for calling off
the strike has already been arranged.
Tomorrow morning by 9 o'clock a meet
ing will be held between the Teamsters
Joint Council and a committee represent
ing the Teamowners' Association. It will
be made plain to the teamsters that the
business interests of the teamowners ren
der it imperative that the boycott be
lifted. It will then be agreed by tho
teamowners and the Teamsters' Joint
Council that the demand of the teamown
ers to make deliveries to boycotted houses
with union drivers bo submitted to arbi
tration. This arbitration Is to concern
only the Teamowners Association and
the teamsters, the members of the Em
ployers' Association being in no manner
Interested in it In an official sense. Pend
ing the decision of this board of arbitra
tion, the strike Is to be called off and
such members of the Teamsters Union
as arc able to obtain their old situations
will return to work.
This will end the strike entirely with
tho exception of the strike against Mont
gpmery Ward & Co., and It Is not expect
ed aggressive measures will be adopted by
either side, the trouble In this direction
being allowed to die out gradually.
Gompcrs Busy as Peacemaker.
President Gompers, of the American
Federation of Labor, was very active to
day In all efforts made toward settling
the strike. He conferred with members
of the Teamowners Association, held con
ferences with the teamsters nd had an
extended talk with Mayor Dunne. He ex
pressed confidence that the strike would
be adjusted within a short time. It Is
said he was In favor of almost any plan
that would bring about an honorable adjustment-Little
If any opposition was made today
by the strikers and their friends to the
making of deliveries by nonunion drivers.
In fact, the streets had almost assumed
their normal condition.
Boy Strikers Punished.
The authorities have taken hold of the
strike fever in the public schools with a
firm hand, and this afternoon Judge Mack
of the. Juvenile Court sentenced one boy
to be imprisoned at the John Worthy
School, which is a branch of the House
of Correction, and two at the Parental
School, while a fourth was released on
When Judge Mack passed sentence the
lads In an outburst of crying appealed
volubly for mercy. Their parents also
wept and pleaded with the Judge for an
other chance for the prisoners. The
Judge, however, remained fixed in his de
termination. He replied to the parents:
"These school strikes must stop. They
Viovo in Kton. and they will stOD.
right away. It Is time these boys .learned
there is such a tning as iaw ana inai
those who break laws must suffer. The
sentence will stand."
Six warrants were sworn out today for
the parents of young strikers in the Har
rison School district, and they will be ar
raigned In court tomorrow morning.
GOMPERS OX PEACE MISSION
Claims No Authority, hut Was In
vited by Both Purtics.
ruiCAGO. May 17. That President
Gompcrs came to Chicago at the solicita
tion both of the business men .ana team
sters' officials to act In the capacity of
twappmaker. was the statement of the
National labor chief himself.
"My mission to Chicago." ho said. "Is
to try' to be helpful .In bringing about an
adjustment of the strike. 1 came hero
at the solicitation of one of the Chicago
newspapers, which sent me a long tele
gram, setting forth that the situation in
Chicago was very keen. I was urged to
come and use my influence to restore
peace. The telegram stated that I en
joyed the confidence of both sides, the
employers as well as the union men. 1
placed the telegram in tho hands of Mr.
Shea, and tho result was that several
telegrams were sent back and forth be
tween Mr. Shea and myself, and on Mon
day last we had a long talk over the
long-distance telephone. Mr. Shca ex
pressed the belief then that I might be
helpful in bringing about an adjustment
of this strike, and so I came."
Mr. Gompers said that the telegram
referred to as coming from a newspaper
was signed John C Eastman, of the Chi
"I wish to say," he said, "that the sug
gestion set forth In the dispatch was sup
plemented by a few prominent business
men, who also believed that I could be
helpful in settling the difficulties. I am
not here to call the strike off or on. -1
am not In charge of the strike, and don't
expect to be. I am here to be helpful
If I can.
"Is there a parallel between this strike
and the recent New York subway striker
Thii i none. That strike was called
contrary to the National union law. The
Chicago strike, tho National olllcers in
form me. Is .regular in every way. I
would not say that It has been conduct
ed well or otherwise."
This afternoon it became known that
Mr. Gompers had set In motion tho peace
machinery of the National Civic Federa
tion in an effort to bring about an adjust
ment of the trouble. Before the National
labor chief left Washington he was in
communication with August Belmont and
other leaders of the Civic Federation.
Through them he has made arrangements
to reach prominent Chicagoans who are
In a position to bring great Influence to
bear on the Chicago Employers' Associa
tion. NEGROES ACCUSED -OF MURDER
Arrested .for Killing Boy, but Resist
CHICAGO. May 17. Two colored strike
breakers, Jesse Ballinger and James
Jones, one of whom Is believed to
have fired a shot that resulted In the
death of an E-year-old schoolboy, Enoch
Carlson, were arrested today. Both
negroes desperately resisted the police.
They are employes of the Pea body Coal
Company, which has been active in at
tempting with nonunion negro teamsters
to deliver coal at the public schools, and
has "been resisted by strikes jof hundreds
of pupils at the schools. The shooting
ot Carlson followed the jeering of colored
nonunion naea by a number of schoolboys
who were playing ball In a vacant lot
Until the ardor of the school children
has cooled no ore deliveries ef nonunion
coal will "be r4e at the pbHc scfeost
bttiHl-acs -tHtleee afeselitteiy Mcescary.
Tfete anaooaowat ,Js m4t by oflfciak
of the Board, of Education, who believe
that "an ounce af prevention is worth
a pound of cure." The decision to atop
the deliveries of coal by aoauakm drivers
was reached after the compulsory educa
tion department had put "down strikes at
six schools and after disturbances had
been caused at seven ether schools.
DECIDES AGAINST OPERATIVES
Governor Douglas Finds Fall River
Mills Can't Afford Advance.
BOSTON, May 17. In a statement issued
today Governor Douglas, as referee in the
settlement of the Fall River Textile strike
of 1994. finds that a partial restoration
of wages is not warranted.
When the strike was (jet tied in January
last, through Governor Douglas Interven
tion, he was empowered to fix a margin
of profit at which operatives would re
ceive an Increase of wages. The Gov
ernor reports that the conditions during
the months between January and April
were not such as to warrant an increase.
The" strike, which affected about 25,
000 persons, was begun In July, 1904.
to resist a cut of 12 per cent In
wages. The strike lasted nearly six
months, at the end of which time the
operatives returned to work, with the
reduction in effect. The strikers went
back in consequence of the amicable
Intervention of Governor Douglas, and
the agreement was that the Governor
should, after lnvesigatlon, decide
upon what margin the millowners
could grant an increase of 5 per cent
up to April 1 of this year. Governor
Douglas finds that it would require a
margin of 74 and 38-100 cents between
tho price of cloth and its equivalent In
unmanufactured cotton to pay the re
quested Increase of 5 per cent In wages
earned during the time which his in
vestigation covered. This margin
would allow S per cent for the mill
dividends and 5 per cent for annual
While the exact margin of profit
which prevailed during the period of
investigation is not exactly known,
since It is a matter which the manu
facturers alone have knowfedge, it is
understood that it was under 70 cents.
Socialists Give Sympathy.
CHICAGO, May 17. Delegates to the So
cialist party of Chicago have adopted
resolutions expressing sympathy for the
garment-workers and commending the
sympathetic strike of the teamsters to aid
tho garment-workers "in preventing the
return in all Its hideousncss of the sweat
shop and Its whole train of evils." The
resolutions also urgo workers not to for
get at future elections to place men In
power "who will administer all affairs In
John Mitchell Loses a Daughter.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 17. Marie, the 6-year-old
daughter of John Mitchell, presi
dent of the United Mineworkers, died to
day at Spring Valley, III., of pneumonia.
GLAD TO COME TO AMERICA
Baron Rosen Talks AVith Delight of
His New 3IlssIon.
ST. PETERSBURG. May IS. (1:30 A.
M.) In his spacious apartments at the
Hotel de l'Europe, where he spent the
past Winter, Baron Rosen yesterday
afternoon talked to the Associated
Press with undisguised pleasure ot the
prospect of representing .Russia at
Washington. His acquaintance with
America extends over a period of al
most 30 years, during which, he said,
he learned to admire both the country
and the people. Besides his service as
Consul-General at Jyew York and as
Charge d'Affalres at Washington dur
ing President Cleveland's first admin
istration. Baron Rosen spent much
time in the United States on his way
to and from Mexico and Japan, while
serving as Minister to those countries.
Although It is 15 years since he left
Washington, he still retnlns his mem
bership In the Metropolitan Club of
Baron Rosen has an engaging per
sonality and a frank, hearty manner.
The premature whiteness of his closely
cropped beard and hair gives an im
pression of age which the alertness
of his mind and body at once contra
dicts. His lithe frame and clear, pene
trating features, and especially his
clear, blue eyes, betray a non-Russian
origin. His ancestors lived In the land
of the Vikings, dating back to the mys
tic and legendary days of Sweden,
whence his branch of the family fol
lowed the conquering banners of Gus
tavus Adolphus in the invasion of Mus
covy 300 years ago. The Rosens set
tled in Lithuania, where the family es
tates arc.. Since the annexation of the
Baltic provinces In 1817. the family
has rendered distinguished services to
the Russian government In various
fields. In some of them displaying re
markable talent. Baron Rosen's brother
achieved fame in France, and is a
member of the- Russian Academy of Im
mortals, and. is regarded as perhaps
the greatest living authority on
Baron Rosen has a charming wife
and daughter, who will make a popular
addition to the social life of Wash
ington. "I will make no attempt to conceal
the pleasure with which I contemplate
returning to Washington In the ca
pacity of Ambassador," said Baron
Rosen. "At the same time I am deeply
sensible of the great importance of the
mission with which I am charged by
my Imperial master. As all Americans
who have ever come to or traveled In
Russia can testify, the word American
always has been synonymous with
friendship. In the days when I was In
America I found the same warm feel
ing toward Russia there. If. unhappily,
the other sentiment of America toward
my country has somewhat changed, I
cannot but attribute it to a misunder
standing which I sincerely believe the
future and impartial history will
change. It certainly will bo my earnest
desire and purpose to revive the ancient
feeling' hy bringing about a better un
derstanding. I shall be happy indeed
if I can contribute In any way to that
EVA BOOTH STARTS WEST
Salvation Army Commander on the
Way to Portland.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., May 17. The conr
ditlon of Commander Eva Booth, of the
Salvation Army, who has been III. was so
much improved today that she was able
to take the noon train on the Union Pa
cific for Portland. Or., where she Is to
make her next stop.
Unionist Leaders Get Together.
LONDON, May 18. The negotiations be
tween Joseph Chamberlain and Premier
Balfour over the fiscal question have not
yet been concluded. The details are kept
secret, but It Is understood that that Mr.
Chamberlain .has abandoned the Idea of
an Immediate dissolution of Parliament,
and that there Is a better prospect ot
their arriving at a working agreement,, in
which case the government will endeavor
next year to carry a bill for a redistri
bution of seats' before dissolving Parlia
ment. Gomez' Condition Improved.
HAVANA, May 17: The condition of
Ge serai .Max! wo Gasses, who bae bee a
critically 111 at Santiago, is -reported te-.
might te T tkk farorakla,
Baptists of North and South
FORM JOINT ORGANIZATION
General Convention of North Amer
ica Elects Officers arid. Begins
Business Declaration on
Dedication of Infants,
ST. LOUIS. May 17. In the general
convention of the Baptists of the North
and South today the report of the com
mittee of nine, appointed at a confer
ence In New York last January, rec
ommending permanent organization,
was read by Chairman E. M. Thresher,
The recommendation of permanent
organization constituted the most im
portant feature of the convention, and
Its presentation was followed by a
Rev. Dr. Edward Judson. of New
Tork, son of Adoniram Judson, who
was one of the first missionaries of the
Baptist Church, was Introduced after
the discussion had proceeded for some
time, and made a motion that the roll
call be adopted.
"It seems to me to be in harmony'
witn St. Paul's pronunciamento of
peace," he said.
The motion was seconded by Rev Dr.
W. E. Hatcher, of Virginia.
"I think there is wisdom and
.strength and potency in the adoption
of this plan of uniting the Baptists
of the North and the South," said he.
The 'report of the committee recom
mending permanent organization was
then read and adopted. The name of
the organization Is designated as the
General Convention of Baptists of
The geographicaf scope of the or
ganization iss to be North America and
Its friends. There arc to bo a presi
dent, three vice-presidents, a secre
tary and a treasurer. Churches, local,
state and territorial organizations, are
to have representation. It Is to have
no authority except that exercised by
the weight of Its opinion. It is not to
interfere with the affairs of either of
the existing organizations. The next
meeting Is to be hcM In 1906, and after
that It Is to be held triennlally.
The organization of the new perma
nent body was perfected by the election
of the following officers: President, E.
W. Stephens, of Columbia. Mo.: secre
tary. J. S Prestrldge, ot Kentucky;
treasurer, H. K. Porter, of Pennsylvania,
and an executive committee.
After the business incident to the or
ganization of the general convention had
been concluded. Rev. L. Call Barnes. D.
D., of Worcester, Mass., In an address on
"The Unity of the Baptist Mission."
made what Is regarded by his fellow
Baptists as a radical utterance on the
question ot infant baptism, which Is op
posed by the Baptist teachings. He said:
We have insisted on individual instaoco of
collective obedience to God and ro have had
to insist on baptism by personal action in
stead of baptism by proxy. But at the mouth
of the whole battery of the world's echolar
ehip. and at the point of the bayonet ot com
mon sense, the foglea of infant baptiom have
been turned until there Is nothing left' for
them but en act of Infant dedication, ana the
todner we turn, too, and publicly dedicate
our children, the sooner we shall have taken
away the last prop of pedo-baptlsm.
Just as the convention was about to
adjourn. Rev. Dr. Cushing. president of
the Baptist University at Rangoon, Bur
mah. was strickep while occupying a scat
upon the rostrum and fell dying to the
While the convention was waiting for
the arrival of an ambulance, a prayer
was offered for Dr. Cushing, the dele
gates standing with bowed heads. Be
fore the arrival of medical assistance Dr.
POLITICS AND RELIGION MIXED
Bryan and Harlan Talk Antl-Scnti-
mcnts at Missionary Meeting.
WINONA LAKE. Ind.. May 17. Spe
cial trains brought to Winona today sev
eral hundred commissioners from East
ern States who will attend the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church,
which will convene tomorrow morning.
About 400 commissioners, with as many
laymen, attended a general missionary
meeting tonight, at which William J.
Bryan was the principal speaker.
Two questions of particular Interest to
Southern Presbyterians will be the con
solidation of the General Assembly with
the Cumberland branch and the estab
lishment of senarate Presbyteries for
colored people. It Is understood the con
solidatlon will take place, but It will not
be brought about at once. There arc many
minor questions to be disposed of first.
Justice John M. Harlin of the Su-
From Change In Food.
The brain depends much more on the
stomach than we are apt to suppose until
we take thought In the matter. Feed the
sttfmach on proper food easy to digest
and containing the proper amount ot
phosphates and the healthy brain will
respond to all demands. A notable house
wife in Buffalo writes:
"The doctor diagnosed my trouble as a
nervous affection ot the stomach." I was
actually so nervous that I could -not sit
still for five minutes to read the news
paper, and to attend to my household
duties was simply Impossible. I doctored
all the time with remedies, but medicine
did no good.
"My physician put me on all sorts of
diet, and I tried many kinds of cereal
foods, but none ot them agreed with me.
1 was almost discouraged, and when
tried Grape-Nuts I did so with many mis
givingsI had no faith that It would suc
ceed where everything else had failed.
"Bat it did succeed, and you don't know
how glad I am that I tried it. I feel like
a new person. I have gained in welghf
and I don't have that terrible burning
sensation in my stomach any more. I feel
so strong again that I am surprised at
myself. The street noises that used to
fmy mind Is so clear that my household
duties, are a real pleasure.
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
There's a reason.
Now why was this great change made,
in this woman?
The stomach and the ain had not
been supplied with the right kind of food
to remiild and strengthen the nerve cen
ters In these organs. It is absolute folly
to try to do this with medicine. There is
but one sure way and that Is to quit the
old food that has failed and take on
Grape-Nuts food which Is more thaa half
digested in the process of manufacture
ami le rich la the phosphate of potash
contained la th natural grain, which
u sites with albumen and' water the only
three substances that will make up the
soft gray XStins in the thousands f deH
eata Aerye centers lit the brain and bod.
GrapeKitta iod ia a sure read back la
lfee&Kh'ta ah auch case. .
THRSNED BRIGHT'S DISEASE
ABOUT. 30,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM - KIDNEY
TROUBLE LAST YEAR. ONE-HALF OF THESE DEATHS
VERE CAUSED BY CATARRH OF THE KIDNEYS.
EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS TESTIMONIAL."
O. Fred LInstrum, past grand. T. O.
O. F., past cnancellor Twin City Lodge.
No. 63, K. P., also past chief patriarch,
RIdgely Encampment, No. 22, 1. O. O.
F., writes from 1923 University avenue.
St. Paul, Minn.:
"1 contracted a severe cold ttevcral
ycara riRO, Trhlch from neglect devel
oped Into urlaury trouble, and threat
ened Blight's disease.
"As one of my friends was cured of
Brlght's disease through the use of
Peruna I used It faithfully for three
and one-halt months, when my health
was perfect once raoro.
I have sever had nay troable nlncr,
and think it In but Just to give it un
preme Court of the United States, said
at the missionary meeting:
"The time Is coming when Mr. -Bryan
will regret and I will regret with him
that this country Is a world-power. It
will bj regretted that wo aro. governing
millions of people without their consent
and are taking on a colonial system much
as England has. We dare not become a
world-power unless we are willing to ac
cept all the responsibilities. One ot these
responsibilities is that of spreading re
ligion." Mr. Bryan, who followed Justice Har
lan, said in part:
"I am not convinced that this Govern
ment will substitute the world for the
Bible in Its work in foreign lands. One
missionary from this country has more
power to deal with this work In foreign
lands than a whole army of the Govern
ment." FIVE BISHOPS ARE ELECTED
United Brethren Choose Two Old and
Add Three New Ones.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 17. The United
Brethren General Conference this after
noon lect2d a board of five bishops. T'je
old members re-elected were: Dr. G. M.
Matthews, Chicago: J. S. Mills. Annville,
The nen bishops are: Dr. William
Weakley and Dr. William Bell, Dayton,
O.: Dr. T. C. Carter, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Dr. W. R. Funk, of Dayton, O., was
elected church publishing agent.
Most of the day was spent in discussing
the plan to increase the number of bish
ops to five. Many delegates opposed It
.on the ground that the church was al
The Hind Ton Have Always
in use for over 30 years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are btrfc
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the .health of
Infants fkd. Children Experience against xperimeBt
What is CASTORIA
. Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
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and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Cohc. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation,
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
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WHAT IS BRIGHT'S DISBASE7
Brjght's disease is catarrh of tha
kidneys. v '
Catarrh of. the kidneys may arise
from tho spread of catarrh from other
organs, or it may arise from some Irri
tation of the kidneys directly in the
In either case, the kidneys cease to
eliminate the urea poisons from the
blood and allow the escapo of nutri
This leads to the presence -.of albu
men In the urine and a rapid decline
of the health and strength.
Peruna cures catarrh of the kidneys
when all of these symptoms disappear.
ready overburdened with assessments,
and that more good could be accom
plished by sending out more workers than
by electing another bishop.
Notables at Presbyterian Meeting.
WINONA LAKE. Ind.. May 19. Meet
ings were held today preliminary to the
opening of the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church, which will hold its
first session tomorrow. In tho audience
were 'Justice Harlan, ot the United States
Supreme Court, and William J. Bryan.
Justice Harlan Is here to urge the con
struction 61 a Presbyterian Cathedral at
Washington. Mr. Bryan is here attend
ing the meeting- of presidents of Presby
President Hull to Unitarians.
CLEVELAND. May 17. At today's ses
sion of the Western Unitarian Conference,
President Hull, of Chicago, delivered his
Deaths From Yellow Fever on Canal.
WASHINGTON, May 17. Colonel
Gorgas reports to the War Department
tho following deaths fronv yellow fever
on the Isthmus of Panama:
Ernest Melville, American employe;
John Wilson, Canadian employe on the
railroad; A. E. Peck, American nonem
ploye; all those who died were taken ill
Cases of yellow fever not reported be
fore: Colon D. M. Rich, American employe;
Joseph Capes, American nonemploye:
George Virgil, French nonemploye.
Bought, and which lias been
lias borne the signature of
has been made under his per
supervision since its infancy
no one to deceive Tonin this.