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PORTLAND. TUESDAY. JUNE C. 1003.
WHAT WAS DONE YESTERDAY.
It was but a small vote. On the Re
publican side the election went by de
fault. This Ehould be stated at the out
set, lest it be said that the number of
votes lends but pitiful support to the
claim of Portland to an increasing: pop
ulation. On the one hand Judge Williams had
to carry the odium of the Matthews
machine. He was unable to relieve
himself of the burden. On the other
hand, the remnants of the Matthews
machine, looking- out for the future,
bitterly opposed him. Again, there
were those who opposed him because
of their dislike of his Executive Board.
Some had, or alleged, one ground of
opposition; some another of directly
opposite kind. The vote for Lane ap
pears to be, however, but little above
the normal Democratic vote of the city.
Many things could be said; but the
treachery of Republican local politi
cians was the main factor. There are
to be new adjustments, growing out of
the course of things in connection with
the land trials, and these esteemed gen
tlemen are preparing for the change.
A number of local matters, one by one
of little importance, but all falling In
together, contributed to the result Of
all these things perhaps more hereafter.
THE REPUBLICAN VOTE.
There is no Republican party in Port
land or in Oregon. There are Republi
cans, to be sure, but they do not vote
the Republican ticket. They have in
succession turned over to the Democ
racy the most important offices within
their gift, and so they are likely to con
tinue. If they were to be confronted at
each, election by a virile and belliger
ent Democratic organization, perhaps
we should have a different tale to
chronicle at each election. There might
then be such a thing as party spirit,
for there should be in every city and
state strong and assertive political or
ganizations and fealty to and support
of party. This is a government
through party, and Just now and for
some time it has been government
through the Republican party. There
are few who will Kay that the Nation
would have been better off In the past
fifty years if its political history had
What have the Republicans of Ore
gon done to Identify the state with the
great National movement toward the
Republican party, to proclaim them
selves as safe and sane, and to uphold
the hands of the Republicans In whom
are lodged the heavy responsibilities of
government? They have elected a
Democratic Governor of Oregon, and
have turned over the two most impor
tant offices in Multnomah County to
the Democrats. Now they have elected
a Democratic Mayor of Portland. It is
Indeed natural and proper to manifest
resentment against the "political ma
chine." There comes a time often when
the arrogance, selfishness and dishon
esty of the boss deserve rebuke. But
there is a time and a place to do it, and
that time and place In Oregon arc at
the primary. For long time we had in
Oregon loud protest that some way
must be devised to break the power of
political rings, which, operating through
political conventions, refused to heed
the voice of the voter, put tip unfit
candidates, and, working through them,
accomplished unworthy ends. So the
political convention was abolished, and
now -we have the system of direct nom
inations. If the Republican voter had any pro
test to record, he -should have appeared
at the primary. If there were any
party quarrels .to be settled, they should
have been settled at the primary. If
there was a boss to be downed, a ma
chine to be .routed., a ring tp be broken,
it should have been at the primary.
But dissatisfied Republicans do not em
ploy the vehicle for expression of their
discontent that they themselves- cre
ated. They -prefer to follow the old fa
vorite method of wreaking their venge
ance on somebody, somehow, at the
This primary method will yet come
under review. Thus far its effect seems
to be that of a universal solvent of
party ties. A half dozen candidates.
say. contend for nomination, for of
fice. One of them receives a plurality
over the rest. Then the friends of the
others tarn about and say that the
candidate is not entitled to their sup
port because he had no majority of the
votes. Such is the net result, so far, of
the direct primary. Next year may
come the ultimate result of turning the
whole State of Oregon over to the
WHAT MORE CAN RUSSIA" LOSE?
The influence of 6ea power on the
course of history is Illustrated anew by
the tremendous naval victory of Japan
over Russia. It was literally, true that
the national existence of Japan at
least her place among the nations was
at stake. Had Russia destroyed the
fleet of Japan, as Japan has destroyed
that of Russia, the little island empire
would have been unable to continue the
war, but would have been obliged to
seek such terms as Russia might have
chosen to give her.
Japan has gained the greatest mari
time victory the world has known since
Trafalgar. Had England lost that bat
tle she would have been nearly in such
straits as Japan would be had Russia
succeeded the other day in destroying
the Japanese naval armament. The
great Emperor would have found
means of Invading England, and the
course of the world's history would
have taken a direction very different
from that which it has pursued these
The actual problems of maritime
warfare have not been greatly changed
by the introduction of ships armor
clad: for power of attack and power of
resistance have kept close pace with
each other, as formerly. Introduction
of steam has, however, profoundly
changed all conditions, since Nelson's
time. A nation cannot without vast
expense and enormous risk, send her
ships far from her own ports to fight.
Coal supply is the first indispensable
thing. Russia's embarrassment in her
present war with Japan, arising from
this condition, has been extreme. The
strength of the British navy lies not
wholly in the number of ships and
guns, but largely In the fact that Great
Britain has ports of supply In nearly
every part of the globe.
The sea is not Russia's element. She
is not adapted to It. Efficiency at sea
requires qualities which she has not yet
developed. Quickness of intelligence
and rapidity of action are not charac
teristics of her people. On land she
has long been formidable, through the
courage and tenacity of her soldiery
qualities better suited to land than sea.
bapan never can strike at the vitals
of Russia, but probably can expel her
from her position oi the shores of the
Pacific There is something in the as
sertion of Russia that she need be in
no haste to make peace, for Japan at
present can do her little further harm.
Even if Russia should lose Vladivostok,
the loss would not be great; for the
port is of small use to her. She wanted
Manchuria, played for it, and for the
advantages It would have brought her,
and lost. Having also lost her fleet,
she cannot lose much more to Japan
save the lives of some hundreds of
thousands of soldiers, and these she
holds extremely cheap.
PORTQ RICAN .STATISTICS.
Of Porto Rico. In reply to ques
tions, the Department of Commerce at
Washington has published a statement
of the commerce of the island. A sum
mary follows, viz:
In Porto Rico there are nearly twice
as many inhabitants as there are in
Oregon though the area Is but one
thirtieth that of Oregon. Seven years
ago there were 953,243 inhabitants, scat
tered over 3603 square miles of island.
They have been under "benevolent as
similation" five years now. The chief
products of the Island are sugar. cof-
fee (fine coffee it is), fruit and tobacco.
The department doesn't know as much
yet about the minerals of Porto Rico a3
it hopes to. The Island's pearly output
of salt is about 10,000,000 pounds.
Statistics of the year 1904 are pub
lished. The island did a business of
$31,178.993 exports $17,043,932, imports
$14,135,061. The United States furnished
$11,934,978 of the Imports and took $12,
963.4S3 of the exports. In 1898 Porto
Rico sold to this country goods worth
$2,382,170. and bought from this country
goods worth $1,404,004. Something- of
an Increase since we "done expanded"
and the island changed flags.
We are Importing cigarettes from
Porto Rico, and here in Portland we
have a lot of goody-goody people who
think we ought to reject them, and to
reject everything else that doesn't pass
inspection at the corner of Twelfth and
Alder. In 189S before we got Porto
Rico not a dollar's worth of Porto
Rlcan cigars or cigarettes came to the
United States. Last year we imported
$1,770,569 worth of them. We also im
ported from Porto Rico last year $9,491.
757 worth of brown sugar. $383,295 worth
of fruits and nuts. $292,781 worth of
green or raw coffee. $383,917 worth of
leaf tobacco, and $382,079 worth of mo
lasses. To Porto Rico we sold cotton
cloths ($1,279,577). iron and steel manu
factures ($L1S4.515), flour ($997,179). cot
ton goods (besides the cloths), pork,
ham, lard and lard compounds, cheese,
leather and manufactures of leather,
lumber, wood manufactures, coal, re
fined mineral oil, spirits, wines, malt
liquors, coal, soaps, wool manufactures
and paper manufactures.
In this very uncertain world some
things are reasonably certain. One is
that, when our American Eastern peo
ple "get to know" Porto Rico's coffee
and choice fruits, our friends on the
island will find a market for all they
can raise. But it is all "imperialism"
and very "wicked." The Porto Rlcans
are "Roman Catholic Paplshes."
EDITOR TTBBLES' WRONGS.
At one time there were fifteen hun
dred newspapers advocating- the princi
ples of the Populist party. Now there
are only a few of them left. But there
are. it might with some truth be added,
quite a number of Republican and
Democratic newspapers proclaiming
with zeal and emotion the merits of
certain doctrines long- ago espoused by
their deceased contemporaries. That is
another story. What we are concerned
about now is a violent controversy rag
ing between Mr. Thomas H. Tibbies,
late Democratic candidate for Vice
President on the Populist National
ticket, and certain Nebraska Bryan
Democrats, over the unhappy fate of
the Nebraska. Independent, which, af
ter a long career of honorable endeavor
In the Populist cause, has fallen into
the hands of the Philistines. Mr. Tib
bies was editor of the Independent. He
was frequently offered great wealth
and opulent ease if he would stray
from the -barren path of duty, but he
struggled on, until finally he came Into
collision with W. J. Bryan and one
George W. Berge, who conspired to put
him out of business. Mr. Tibbies, in
the current number of Tom Watson's
Magazine, gives, with great eloquence
and righteous Indignation, a circum
stantial narrative as to how the dia
bolical deed was done. His charges
seriously compromise Mr. Bryan, who
was the principal, acting through his
chosen instrument, Mr. Berge, late fu
sion candidate for Governor of Ne
braska. It seems that Editor Tibbies
opposed fusion opposed it morning,
noon and night, under all circum
stances and in all sorts of weather.
This worried Mr. Bryan, who, during
the early days of last year's campaign,
sent on a visit to the editor's sanctum
his brother-in-law. who was chairman
of the Democratic State Committee.
He made, so Editor Tibbies says, the
If Mr. Tibbies would spend reort of his
time out of the state during the campaign
and let the Independent support the fusion
ticket, all of whose nominees except three
were Populists. Mr. Bryan oa his part would
agree to go to Arizona or Colorado and get
sick. He would continue to keep sick until
the close of the campaign, so sick that he
would not be able to make any political
speeches at all. An exception was made In
regard to Indiana. It was raid that Mr.
Bryan had promised to make three speeches
In ladlana In support of his old personal
friend wbo was running for Governor In
that state, but It was further stipulated that
thse three speeches should net be political
speech, but repetitions of Mr. Bryan's lec
ture on "Ideals."
Editor Tibbies does not say so, but he
allows it to be Inferred, that the pro
posal was accepted, and Mr. Bryan
promptly got sick and went to Ari
zona; but later "the surprising rapid
ity with which his lung healed has
never .been equaled in the history of
medicine." All the rest is history.
Bryan campaigned. Parker was beaten,
and Tibbies, succumbing to the su
perior powers of the plutocrats, sold
out to Berge. Now he is at large,
threatening trouble for everybody.
Perhaps there is a moral to be point
ed to this harrowing tale. But. until
we hear Mr. Bryan's explanation of
his late sickness and his remarkable
convalescence, we shall refrain. No
doubt Mr. Bryan can explain. He never
failed yet at explaining, though he Is
a trifle shy on convincing.
MISSOULA CUT-OFF AGAIN.
It seems to be a well-assured fact
that the building of a rail line across
the Idaho panhandle from Lewiston
will be followed by construction of
what has long been known as the Mis
soula cut-off. Numerous surveys have
been made west from Missoula, with a
view to securing a shorter route and
better grade to the Pacific Coast than
that now in use. The main factor in
retarding construction of the line
through Lolo Pass has been the unset
tled condition of affairs In the Lewis
ton country. The Northern Pacfflc
would have gained nothing of value in
connection with a west-bound haul If
It had constructed this line without
first arranging for an outlet from the
Clearwater country. This outlet Is now
in sight over the branch to be built
Immediately between Rlparia and Lew
iston. By constructing a short line
through Lolo Pass to Peck and Lewis
ton, and thence on down the Snake
River, the Northern Pacific would ef
fect an immense saving in operating
expenses, and would also be enabled
materially to shorten the time between
St. Paul and the Pacific Coast.
The building of the Missoula cut-off
would leave Spokane on a branch line
of the Northern Pacific, and over the
prospect of such a contingency aris
ing the Spokane Spokesman-Review
becomes nervous. The attempt of the
Review to belittle the project of a road
through Lolo Pass Is another Illustra
tion of that paper's Inconsistency on
the railroad question. Railroads are
common carriers, and are supposed to
serve communities Impartially. They
do not always do this, but there would
be strict impartiality in this case if the
road was to grant Lewiston the same
rates from the East that It now extends
to Spokane. Lewiston as a main line
town, nearer the East (by the proposed
route), should. If there was any prefer
ence shown, be given an advantage
over Spokane. This fact undoubtedly
has caused the Spokane paper to be
come unduly alarmed over the intima
tion that the route of the main line
was to be shifted several miles to the
south over a much better grade.
Lewiston might then become the job
bing center for a- considerable portion
of the Idaho panhandle district that
has heretofore paid tribute to Spokane,
and also for a considerable area in
Washington. Not a single argument
that could be advanced In favor of
giving Spokane a discriminatory rafe
which would permit her to engage in
the Jobbing trade would fall to answer
in- a plea for the same rates being, ex
tended to Lewiston. The Review pro
fesses to believe that construction of
this short cut is "a matter of the re
mote future." and alludes to it as a
"hazy suggestion"; but, in view of the
fact that the whole trend of railroad
construction and betterment is toward
a shortening of routes and the elimina
tion of grades and curves, the Lolo
Pass route Is undoubtedly far from be
ing a matter of the remote future.
The Western railroads are nearly all
in the hands of men who are no longer
interested In booming townsltes. The
Clearwater branch of the O. R. & N.,
like the river line from Rlparia to Lew
iston. will be built, not to harm Spo
kane or to help Lewiston. but simply
to serve the country traversed to the
best advantage. The same reasons will
ultimately cause construction of the
Missoula cut-off. and all of the wry
faces that can be made over the matter
will not delay It. If a city can only
maintain Its prestige by enforcement
of discrimination against other cities
which have equal -claim on the trans
portation companies, it should quickly
retire from the competitive field. The
Review will make no friends In the
Idaho trade field by Its attempts to be
little a much-needed railroad, across the
state and construction of a short cut
Having unmasked hypocrisy In the
newspaper business here. The Oregonian
at present has nothing more to say.
False pretense, detestable everywhere.
Is especially so in Journalism. The
Oregonian has made known who the
owners and publishers of a corpora
tion and bankers' newspaper that has
been conducted here during- three years
under false pretenses, are. That will
do. Only The Oregonian once more
will say that nothing else is so repre
hensible as publication of a newspaper
under false colors. The public always
has a right to know who the owners
and publishers .of a .newspaper are.
The public then may judge what mo
tives control it. In this case there will
be no further question about it. Cow
ardly hypocrisy and hypocrisy is al
ways cowardly has been unmasked.
That will do. ,
The most that can be said of Secre
tary Hay's health. It Is apparent, is
that It has Improved. Ultimate recov
ery Is still hoped, for. and with reason,
since his splendid vitality has respond
ed well and even satisfactorily to the
treatment he has taken, and to the rest
imposed oy nis pnysicians. But it is t
too. soon to chronicle this result as an j
assured fact. If he la. able to return
to bis post in the Autnmn, sufficiently
restored to take up its arduous duties,
it Is all that should be 'expected. For
this the Administration and the people
hope. In the meantime, he will return
to the United States in a few weeks,
having found, like many another In
valid, that there is no place like home
for a sick or ailing man.
The Irish land act of 1903 Is showing
results in working far In excess of orig
inal estimates. The sum of $25,000,000
annually was set apart for purchase of
estates of nonresident landowners, and
their distribution among the tenants
and peasantry in small acreages. The
law passed Into operation in Novem
ber. 1903. Reports of Its working show
proposals of sale to the commissioners
to a total of .$95,000,000, or thereabouts,
to the end of March, 1905. The working
force of the office has had to be more
than doubled. At such a rate an im
mense area will pass Into the hands of
the actual farmers and tillers of the
soil before this year is out.
Hood River continues to complain of
a shortage of strawberry-pickers. The
fruit is plentiful and large, and pickers
are said to make very good wages at
the work. It Is work, however, and
this fact probably explains why there
Is an oversupply of fakers, bunco ar
tists and beggars in Portland at the
same time there Is a shortage of berry
pickers a few miles up the river. The
dollar that Is grafted or earned without
labor 6eems to possess superior attrac
tions over the other kind in the eyes of
Wasco County officials on Saturday
took In charge two professional thieves
who had accompanied the excursions
from Portland. As Multnomah County
already has an oversupply of these un
desirable parasites. It might not be a
bad plan to get up a few more excur
sions and take them up where they can
be caught. The gloves worn by the
Wasco County Hawkshaws are not as
white as those of Portland's finest, but
they. seem to get a firm hold on dia
mond thieves and purse-snatchers.
Union labor has won a great victory
In the British Columbia coal mines.
At the last session of the Provincial
Parliament a law -was passed still fur
ther curtailing the actual working
time of the "eight-hour day." It has
proved so successful in curbing the ra
pacity of the mlneowners that they are
removing their tools and pumps from
the mines over which the City of Na
naimo has grown up,- and will abandon
June rains are not very pleasant for
Exposition visitors, but they are mak
ing money at a rapid rate for the farm
ers of the Pacific Northwest. The'
amount of moisture that has fallen
within the past thirty days practically
assures an Immense wheat crop. The
high prices of the cereal resulted In an
unusually large acreage of Spring
wheat, and for this grain, especially,
the June rains are proving of greatest
Everybody will watch with more than
ordinary Interest the working of the
JuvenJIe Court, soon to be established
in Portland. For results, we must wait
some little, time. After reading Judge
Frazer's observations in Denver, one
inclines to the opinion that reformation
Is due not so much to the new system
as to Judge Lindsay, wbo knows boys
and Is willing to work from morning
to night with and for them.
With no Intent sharply to criticise
the diction of a man who does big
things. It may be mentioned that Togo
was verbose toward the finish when he
signaled: "We are going to give the
last thrust at them." Among American
sea fighters, eomd such message as
"Now for the solar plexus" would have
covered the ground perfectly. How
ever, the Japanese language may not
lend itself to terseness.
"It is an 111 wind." etc The war in
the Far East has caused such an in
crease in the business of the Suez Ca
nal that a dividend of 141 per cent has
been declared on the 1904 business.
Nearly all of the increase was due to
the heavy shipments of coal through
the canal, although a contributing fac
tor was the large crop of Indian wheat
which passed through en route to Eu
rope. Admiral Nebogatoff will, it is said,
refuse to sign his parole. Whether this
is a bluff at patriotism, whereby ha
hopes to cancel the stigma of surrender
while, his ships still had a fighting
chance, or because he really has no de
sire to to turn to Russia at present, can
only be surmised. It Is safe to as
sume that he is not homesick.
Maybe the translation isn't happy,
but Togo's reported message to his
fleet "You are all expected to do your
utmost" lacks a lot of equaling Nel
son's famed trumpet call. Really great
men can't afford to paraphrase.
One ounce of hop alkaloid that will
make thirty gallons of pure beer Is the
latest announcement from an up-to-date
laboratory. Verily, twentieth
century achievements In science are as
tounding. Once more Chicago breaks the world's
record with three churches struck by
lightning in one day. involving: loss of
$200,000. Extraordinary city is Chicago.
If the Giants duplicate this week
their former record at Lea Angeles,
their constituency, regardless of poll
tics, will 'be content.
Rain may keep some of us away from
the Fair grounds, but we are all ever
lastingly convinced, nevertheless,' that
Ifs all right.
Alfonso is the first King of Spain who
has ever landed in England. One or
l-a stiin have triftA.
Julian Hawthorne, after being for many
years the son of his father and some
thing of a literary man himself, having
written sundry novels, has becomo a
sporting editor on a pumpkin-hued pub
lication. On the same publication Will
iam F. Kirk, who as "The Norsk Night
ingale" originated a new kind of humor
ous verse and that Is saying much in
praise has become a baseball writer.
These instances suggest a new field for
the literary man. Let us have the sport
staff thoroughly reorganized. With Haw
thorne as chief sport and Kirk as head
fan. .why not make Richard Harding Da
vis, who has had experience as war cor
respondent, the handler of football spe
cials? Then there Is Ella Wheeler Wil
cox, who could do ladles basketball to
perfection: and for prize-fight editor, the
name ot William Dean Howells readily
suggests Itself, as Mr. Howells seems to
require something to liven up his work.
Mark Twain, who used to be a steamboat
pilot, would make his mark as a re
porter of boat-racing. By all means, let
us have the sporting page reorganized
in this way. for it would add greatly to
the ' gaiety of nations, and perhaps it
would decrease the undue output ot Six
Best Sellers, so that the under dog in
the literary arena would have a chance
Last week a country paper published
the list of Cabinet officers, with the In
junction, "Paste this in your hat." That
is not wise advice during the Roosevelt
Administration. Mr. Roosevelt shuffles
his cards so often that there la a new
deal nearly every week, and if the citizen
who would keep- Informed as to the
make-up of the Cabinet uses his bat for
pasting purposes he will be compelled to
buy a new hat every week or so. It Is
suggested that in, lieu of the hat the citi
zen procure, one of those new-fangled
notebook covers with a device for the
immediate removal or insertion ot new
Bob Burdettc, In a recent temperance
lecture, gives a recipe on "How to Drink
a Farm." The distinguished humorist
and preacher uses up three fingers of
space In telling how, but he falls to make
his instructions practical. Farms should
be thoroughly Irrigated before taking.
Oregon hopraiscrs who have tears
should prepare to shed them now. In
Wisconsin a chemist claims to have dis
covered a formula for making a concen
trated extract ot an alkaloid from hops
that is 9300 times stronger than crude
hops, and contains the active principle
ot malt 12,700 times the strength of com
mon malt made from the best barley.
One drop pf this Badger booze base will
beerlfy a gallon growler, while a small
vial thereof carried in the vest pocket
will lagerize a lake. There will be no
further use for breweries when this ex
tract goes on the market. A picnic party
provided with a vial or two of the magic
liquid may ascend to Crater Lake and
turn the entire lake Into foamy beer sim
ply by emptying the vials therein. This,
nojdoubt, will have the effect of making
tne fish feel so foolish that they won't
care whether their school keeps or not.
and" thereby ordinary bait may be saved.
If a few more of the Russian war ves
sels limp Into port, Dewey may yet re
gain his premier position as the McGlnty
lzer of the seas.
The San Francisco Argonaut discusses
"Four Striking Now Novels." What we
need most are striking novelists a gen
eral walkout and tie-up. Chicago novel
ists should begin it. and perhaps there
would be a general sympathetic strike.
The public undoubtedly would refuse to
arbitrate, and then, perhaps, there would
be a chance for the spruce forests to re
plenish themselves. So many fine trees
have been pounded into pulp and printed
Into new novels that the saplings shriek.
Used the Wrong Bait.
Yesterday a man was fishing In Guild's
Lake, at the Exposition, from the Bridge
of Nations. Another man passing by
asked him what he was fishing for, and
"Nope; see lots of 'em in the water, but
they seem to run away from my bait."
"What you using for bait?"
"Fishing for German carp with a po
tato! Say. did you never hear about the
eternal enmity between the Irish and the
"Tep; but what's that got to do with
"Well." said the onlooker, "If you want
to catch German carp you'd better change
your bait. Use a pretzel."
Undo Robert's Essays.
NO. 1 THE MATCH.
The match is a mighty useful thing to
have In the family. If we didn't have
matches our wives wouldn't get up and
build the kitchen fire and have breakfast
ready for us when we arise an hour later.
Matches are useful to old and young.
Every baby should be provided with a
box of matches when it is left alone in a
room, so that it can burn down the house
and permit its papa to collect the flra
Insurance. Boys of S to 10 years should
have all the matches they want, so that
they can play in the neighbor's hayloft
and set fire to the barn, thus providing
entertainment for the whole neighborhood
by bringing out the fire department. Men
wbo smoke should always carry matches.
but they never do; they beg. borrow or
steal their matches from nonsmoking-.
model husbands, who carry them in order
that they may light their way into the
front hall when they return "home at 2
A. M. In a condition that prevents them
from reaching up to torn on the electric
light. Matches are not very polite they
usually go out when you want to warm
up to them. There are many kinds of
matches. One is a quick match, which
has a flame that disappears like a panic
stricken mosquito when you think you've
got it; and there is tha slow match.
which you have to notify on Thursday if
you expect to use it in lighting your
Sunday-afternoon cigar. This kind of
match should be supplied with a time
fuse. The parlor match Is the favorite of
the lS-year-oId glrL Soma matches are
red-headed, but that does not signify
that they will make the hottest fire.
Matches, though useful In various ways,
are the cause of many strikes.
Coager Deles H "Will Leave Mexico.
MEXICO CITY. June K. Ambassador
Conger denies the ruaspr circulated in
American papers that he would rtimifn
here but six asaths, retiring- to hecsoM
a candldaU for Geveraec of Iowa.
REID MADJAT HOME
King and Queen Warmly Welcome
LONDON, June 5. Whitelaw Reld. tha
new American Ambassador, was received
in audience by King Edward, ac Buck
ingham Palace, at noon today, and pre
sented his credentials.
Three royal carriages were sent to
Dorchester House to convey the Ambas
sador and the members ot the Embassy
to the palace. The first was occupied by
Mr. Reia and Colonel Douglass Dawson,
the King's master ot ceremonies. Secre
tary Carter. Captain Stockton, the Naval
Attache: Major Beacom, the Military At
tache, and Second Secretary Craig Wads
worth and Third Secretary Einstein oc
cupied the other carriages. At the palace
Mr. Reld -was received by the great offi
cers of state.
Foreign Secretary Lansdowne drove up
to the palace at about the same time as
the Ambassador whom he Introduced to
the King. The latter wore a Field Mar
shal's uniform and was surrounded by
his suite. His Majesty's reception of the
Ambassador was most cordial.
While the Ambassador was presenting
the King with his credentials. Queen
Alexandra was receiving Mrs. Reld and
Miss Reld. Her Majesty showed them the
interesting objects in the palace.
Secretary Hay paid a formal visit to
the American Embassy this morning.
The conversation between the King and
Ambassador Reld was quite lengthy. His
Majesty recalled Mr. Reld's previous vis
its to London and expressed the greatest
pleasure at the good relations between
the United States and Great Britain. The
King also spoke a few words to each
member of tho Embassy.
After the official reception. Mr. Reld
was ushered upstairs where his wife and
daughter were with the Queen, and the
Ambassador was presented to Her Maj
esty. King Edward also came In and Mrs.
and Miss Reld were presented to him.
The King and the Ambassador thereupon
engaged in further conversation.
The visit altogether lasted 40 minutes,
after which the Ambassador and his
party returned to Dorchester House in the
state carriage, with coachmen and foot
men garbed in long scarlet cloaks.
Mr. Reld had already called at Lans
downo House, the Foreign Secretary hav
ing waived a formal call at the Foreign
Office and requested the Ambassador in
stead to call at his private residence.
The Ambassador this afternoon called
upon the Ambassadors and Ministers ac
credited to the Court of St. James. Al
ready a nu'nber of English visitors have
called at Dorchester House.
The Ambassador has a busy week
ahead. On Tuesday he will be present at
the reception of the King of Spain at
Buckingham Palace, and he will attend,
with Mrs. Reld, the state banquet at the
palace the same evening. Wednesday, Mr.
Reld will be one of the guests at Lord
Lansdowne's banquet to the Spanish"
King; on Thursday, with Mrs. Reld and
Miss Reld. the Ambassador will attend
the review of troops at Aldershot; they
will- be present at the gala opera perform
ance in the evening, and Friday will at
tend the Court.
The London newspapers this morning
extend the wannest welcome to Mr. Reld.
The Morning Post, In an editorial, ex
presses the opinion that Anglo-American
relations are nearlng the stage when
they can and should find expression in
terms of politics.
BIG LINER RUNS ASHORE.-
Steamer of Unknown Name Being
Washed by Breakers.
NEW YORK, June 6. A big incom
ing steamship went ashore late last
night off Point Lookout, to the east
of Jones Inlet, near Freeport, L. I.
The steamship is supposed to be a
liner, but until long- after midnight
It had been impossible to learn her
name. The sea is running extremely
high and the people of Freeport dared
not venture far enough out in boats to
learn anything about her.
The steamship made repeated distress
signals for an hour and 45 minutes, but
they were unanswered, and then began
playing two searchlights In an effort to
locate her position.
Persons living on the coast were posi
tive that the grounded vessel is one of the
bbr liners. They base this belief on the
long line of lights showing. The incom
ing liners scheduled to arrive today in
clude the Kaiser Wllhelm in, the Cretic
and the Astoria.
The coast lookouts of the Merritt-Chap-man
Company reported to their officers In
this city that the steamship was ashore,
but said that no calls for assistance had
The steamship Is off what Is known as
Jones' beach, a long, low-lying sandbar
about seven or eight miles to the west
ot Fire Island. The sea is smooth, and as
the vessel lies she is believed to be In no
WOULD BE ELECTED KING.
What Would Happen to Roosevelt if
It Were Possible.
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 5. (Spe-clal-
H. Clay Evans, late Consul Gen
eral to London, was in the city today
to pay his respects to the President
previous to his departure for his old
Tennessee home. In an interview
standing- for tariff revision, he declared
that the people of England loved Pres
Tf the Kins: of England were an
elective office' and Theodore Roosevelt
a subject of Great Britain, ho would
undoubtedly be a sovereign. That is
what these cousins ot ours think of
President Roosevelt," is the way he ex
"The people over there are connected
-with U3 by so many ties of friendship
and kindred that Americans can dis
tinguish little difference when they
get to know the English people. They
have our sympathies, too, ana arc our
warm advocates and friends. Presi
dent Roosevelt is as much a popular
Idol over there as ho Is here."
Big Profits of Suez Canal.
PARIS, June 6. The report of the Suez
Canal Company for 1304, to bo presented
next Tuesday, will show the following:
Transit receipts, $2,477,000; financial opera
tions. $17,000: disposable assets. $3,207,600,
and the statutory reserve, $468,500. Sales
of water have decreased slightly, while
the expenses have been decreased by
$83,100. An extraordinary reserve has
been provided for this year amounting to
JL0CO.0CO. Tho Increase In transit receipts
was caused by exports of Indian wheat
and of coal going to the Far East. A
dividend of 141 francs per share will be
More Yellow Fever on Isthmus.
WASHINGTON. June 6. Governor Ma
goon, of the Isthmian Canal Zone, has
cabled additional information regarding
yellow fever conditions on the Isthmus.
No deaths are reported, although three
Americans, one Spaniard and one Peru
vian were stricken with the fever- during
the five days from May 26 to 30. Tho
Americans are Ralph Hill, J. Wlckware
and W. A. Sowden. Two of the cases
occurred at Colon and three at Panama.
Poison for Unwelcome Visitors.
ROME, June 5. Dr. Mlcncd, who has
been in the Italian service In tha Congo
mcepenaent siace, na presented the For
sign Office here with a report which de
scribes attempts by Congo authorities to
poison several persons holding sentiments
unfavorable to the state; including Mlcuo
ci hlatself asd Baccarri, wbo wu sent
to the Congo as an Italian envoy to re
port on the possibility ot sending Italian
HONOR AN OLD COMRADE.
Washington Correspondents Pay
Tribute to Boynton's Memory.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Washington
newspaper correspondents today paid
tribute to the late General H. V.. Boyn
ton, who died at Atlantic City Satur
day. At a meeting called by Major
Johin M. Carson, Jean of the corre
spondents, a committee was appointed
to draft a. suitable testimonial to bo
presented to Mrs. Boynton. In calling
toe correspondents to order. Major Car
son eulogized General Boynton's long
service as a newspaper man in Wash
ington. T".ie Commissioners of the Distridt ot
Columbia also adopted- a minute on
General Boynton's death, in which they
eulogized his service as a soldier, cor
respondent and member of the District
Board of Education. As a mark of .ra
sped, to his memory, a flag- on tho
District building' will be maintained at
half staff until after nls funeral.
The body of General Boynton was
brought to Washington tonight and
was taken to nls late residence. It
was met at tho railroad station by tho
officers and members of the Gridiron
Club and other friends, who acted as
a guard of honor until it was taken
In charge by the undertaker.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday-
morning at 11 o'clock at the New York
Avenue Presbyterian Church, conducted
by Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcllffe, the pastor.
Music will be rendered by the Gridiron
JUST TO BEGIN HOUSEKEEPING
Crovm Prince and Bride Loaded
With Precious Gifts.
BERLIN, June 5. Crown Prince Fred
erick William and the Duchess Cecilia of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin today received dep
utations from the Prussian provinces and
cities who camo to Berlin to congratulate
them on their marriage, which occurs to
morrow. The designs ot the silver ser
vice to be given to the bride and the
groom by 100 cities were presented. Tha
service itself, consisting of more than
1000 pieces, will not be ready for two or
Prince and Princess Arisugawa. repre
senting the Emperor and Empress of Ja
pan, personally presented the gift of Ja
pan today. It consisted of two silver
flower bowls of antique and artistic work
manship. The King of Saxony has given
four Meissener vases, tha French govern
ment two Sevres vases and some Beau
vals tapestry, the Sultan of Turkey rare
rugs and porcelains, the Austrian Em
peror a carriage and two horses, and tho
Province of Posen a state carriage. Be
yond these the presents have not been an
nounced. WHOLE GARRISON MASSACRED
Herreros Capture German Mission
Station in Africa.
LONDON", June 5. A dispatch to a
News agency from Cape Town says na
tive reports have been received in of
ficial quarters to the effect that Warm
bad, the German headquarters in South
west Africa, has fallen, and that tha
garrison has perished. No news is ob
tainable except from native sources.
The rising of the Hereroes against
the Germans in Southwest Africa
broke out in the northern part of that
colony early in January. 1904. and tha
depredations of the natives have con
tinued intermittently ever since. Set
tlers were obliged to take refuge at
the various government stations,
where they were attacked and "num
bers killed. After suffering two slight
rex'erses German troops last August
attacked the Hereroes at Waterburg,
dispersing them, with heavy loss to
the natives. Fresh trouble arose in
October through a rising Of the Bon
delzwarts, Hottentots and Witboers in
the southern part of the colony.-
Warmbad Is a mission station in Ger
man Southwest Africa, about 135 mlle3
east of the mouth of and 23 miles north
of the Orange River. It is not far
from tha frontier of Cape Colony,
THEY WANT NO CONFERENCE
Powers Will Reject Sultan's Scheme
for Moroccan Reforms.
FEZ, Morocco, Friday, June 2. No doubt
is entertained in diplomatic circles that
the proposal of Morocco to submit tha
French proposals to a conference of the
powers signatory of the Madrid Conven
tion will be categorically declined by the
British, French. Spanish and Russian
Governments. Uncertainty prevails re
garding the attitude of the other pow
ers. It Ir thought In soma quarters that
Germany may utilize the Moorish pro
posals as a pretext to enter into direct
negotiations with France, in which case
the Moroccan question may possibly be
settled in Paris or Berlin.
The fact that the Moorish decision was
launched on tho eve of the arrival here
of Gerald A. Lowther, the British Min
ister here, is commented upon and is re
garded as being a distinct mark of dis
courtesy to Great Gritain.
Count von Tattenbach-Aahold, head of
the German Mission, is evidently in high
favor at the palace, where he has fre
quent Interviews with the Sultan.
DEL CAS SE MAY RESIGN AGAIN
French Cabinet Likely to Spilt, on
PARIS, June 5. Strong tension is de
veloping in the Cabinet as the result of
the rejection by the Sultan of Morocco
of the French reform proposals. The sit
uation is similar to that when Foreign
Minister Delcasse suddenly presented his
resignation. He has not given any indi
cation of his purposes, but reports are
circulated in well-informed quarters that
he may retire if his Moroccan policy does
not receive tha united support of the Min
isters. It is expected that tho Sultan'a
action in proposing to refer the question
to an International conference will be
submitted to the Council of Ministers to
morrow. Tha question of its acceptance
or rejection is likely to involve also tha
Minot Savage Defends Divorce.
NEW YORK, June 5. In. a sermon at
the Church of the Messiah, Rev. Minot J.
Savage has expressed a belief that on the
whole a large number of divorces at tha
present time are altogether to be wel
comed. "They are," ho said, "nearly always in
the interest of oppressed women, giving
them another opportunity for a free,
sweet, wholesome life. There are cases
where the divorce laws are abused, but
not nearly so many as the ministers of a
great many of our churches seem to im
agine. "Law does not maks marriages. The
church does not make marriages. Men
and women, if they are ever, married,
marry themselves. All the law can do Is
to make a clumsy attempt to protect; all
the church can do is to recognize and
try to consecrate a fact which already
exists. But if there is no marriage,
then it is desecration to keep up tha
Officers Prefer to Be Prisoners.
LONDON. June B. The Tokio corre
spondent of the Times says five Russian
naval officers captured or rescued . after
the battle of the Sea of Japan prefer to
i The correspondent says that the cruiser
I Variag, sank by the Japanese, off Chemul
I -no at the bzinnlnr of the war. kas been