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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, FRIDAY, .JUNE ..33, 1903.
TIE OF ITS LIFE
Irrigation. Committee Is Won
: by theWesV
INCIDENTS OF ITS TOUR
Mondell Tells How Roosevelt Killed
Off Cannon's Opposition to BUI.
Jones' Prize Speech Wins
1 Arizona People.
RENO,: Nev., June 21 (Special.) The
Congressional Irrigation party has experi
enced one continuous round of pleasure
from 4he time It left Kansas City on
June 1 up to the present moment, and the
stack of imitations on ".band indicates
that the last half of the trip -Rill toe
crowded just as -full of enjoyment as the
first. Each city visited has endeavored to
outdo the other, and each rural district
has attempted to demonstrate that It 1b
the one "garden spot" of the country.
There have been banquets galore, not
dress affairs, but cordial meetings lacking
in formality and pervaded by that" spirit
of hospitality which characterizes the en
tire West. The gates of the several cities
have been opened wide; the liberties of
the party'have been unrestrained, and the
result has been that everybody has had a
bully good time. When the party enters
a city, it becomes the city's guest, and in
no instance -lias a city along the route
failed to turn out to do honor to the
The trip is necessarily hurried; little
time is allowed for sightseeing. Every
thing Is sacrificed' to the cause of irriga
tion, and the Congressmen. In order .to
increase their knowledge of this subject,
have foregone many pleasures. They hae
sought the desert that is being reclaimed,
in preerence to the city, with its Innu
merable entertainments. That is why not
more than a day is given to any city;
that is why the bulk of the time is being
devoted to irrigated or irrigable districts.
How Roosevelt Carried the Law.
But for the hearty support given them
by President Roosevelt, the Western men
in Congress could never have secured- tne
passage of the National irrigation law.
This has been acknowledged time and
again by the members of the irrigation
party, irrespective of politics. The Re
publicans tell -with pride of the Presi
dent's Interest In the West: the Demo
crats commend the President for this
same friendliness to the West and at
tempt to claim him as their own. Per
haps the strongest blow which President
Roosevelt dealt In behalf of the Irriga
tion bill was the blow which demolished
the opposition of Speaker Cannon. the
most powerful opponent of the legislation
nijd the man most apt to bring about its
At the banquet In this city. Representa
tive Mondell, who had charge of the bill
in the House of Representatives, told for
the first time the story of how the Presi
dent broke down the Speaker's opposi
tion. The day the bill was" to be called
up for consideration. Mr. Mondell went
to the White House for a conference with
the President. He expressed fear that
the opposition of the Speaker would de
feat the bill, and asked the President to
intercede and draw off Mr. Cannoru
"We've got the small guns ajl spiked."
said 'he. "but, to be frank, we are afraid
of a piece .of heavy artillery; one Can
non." The President said the Speaker had
promised not to vigorously oppose the
bill, but Mr. Mondell thought was not
enough; he feared the moral effect of even
slight opposition from the Speaker might
prove fatal to the bill. Realising the seri
ousness of the situation, the President
called his stenographer and. dictated a
letter to the Speaker. Unfortunately no
copy, was ever kept, but Mr. Mondell re'
cited Its terms as closely as he could re
call them. The letter read something like
Letter Which Spiked Cannon.
My Iear Mr. Cannon: Mr. Mondell Informs
me that the Horn in today to take up for
consideration the National irrigation bill. I
have given this subject much attention and
I am. not only in hearty fympathv with the
movement, but I believe in this bill. I con
sider It one of the most Important measures
which have been before Congress for consid
eration, and I feel that it would be a great
misfortune If the bMI should fall.
We have for many years very properly ap
propriated many millions of dollars for the
Improvement of the harbors and Internal
waterways of the Nation. I believe these
expenditures have been wise, in the main,
but I believe that every dollar expended for
the. irrigation of arid lands will be of much
more benetlt to the Nation than the same
amount expended for river and harbor work.
If It is right, as 1 belleev It Is. that we
should Improve the waterways of the Na
tion. It is at least equally proper that we'
should assist In the reclamation of the arid
lands of the West.
Mr. Mondell carried this letter to the
Speaker. Mr. Cannon made a brief speech
in opposition, which really did more good
than anything he could have said in ad
vocacy of the measure, because he admit
ted the bill would pass; the vote -was
taken, and the bill went to the President
for signature. Mr. Mondell says he can
not accurately recall the Prscidenfs exact
language, but he is confident the terms
of the letter were much stronger than he
Speech of a True Diplomat.
If the President is looking about for
a true diplomat, a man capable to handle
delicate questions of state, the Congres
sional party is ready to recommend a
man it found at Las Cruces, X. M. The
expression father, of the National Ir
rigation law" is commonly heard
throughout the West, but there is a de
cided lack of unanimity of opinion as to
who 1b entitled to be so styled. In some
sections. Senator Newlands, of Nevada,
is known as the "father" of this law; In
other states. Representative Mondeli, of
Wyoming, is given the credit, and no
small number of people look upon "Irri
gation Bill" Reeder. of Kansas, as the
paternal ancestor of the. National act.
This particular citizen of Las Cruces,
president of the Water-Users Associa
tion, made the address of welcome to the
Congressional party, and he evidently
knew nil the facts. -Tor In the course of
his remarks he said that he and his peo
ple were proud to welcome In their midst,
"the father of the irrigation law." That
was all; he mentioned no names, but the
other members of the party were amused
to note the smile that spread over the
countenance of Mr. Mondell. then to gare
on the look of pride which Mr. Reeder
donned, and lastly, to note the manner in
which Senator Newlands straightened up,
pulled down his Vest and waited, as if to
hear his name called. Senator Dubois,
who had observed the incident, walked up
to Mr. Mondell as the party disbanded
and. In bantering tones, said:
"Pretty nice things that chairman said
about me. eh?"
Bill Had Seventeen Fathers.
At the next 'banquet, in order to prevent
a recurrence of the Las Cruces incident,
various members of the party explained
in tonic detail that no man was or Is en
titled 4o he "called "father of the irriga
tion law." "but that the measure now be
ing -carried out wm the joint -work of
17 Senators and Representatives, who
drafted the bill in much the shape in
which it stands today. This committee
was appointed,.-one from each Bute and
Territory of the West, and worked night
and day for two months, preparing the
bill, which was subsequently passed by
both houses. Each member of this com
mittee is entitled to equal credit for the
framing of the law, and each Is entitled,
as much as every other, to the title of
"father of the Irrigation law."
Ostrich's Lesson to Mormons.
The ostrich farm at Pasadena, Cal
proved of Immense interest to the party,
but to no one more than to Senator Dubois.
The keeper of the ungainly but valuable
birds, in telling of their habits, remarked
that an ostrich mates but once, and that
for life. When 1 year old, the male os
trich chooses a mate, and. once the choice
is made, no other lady bird attracts him.
If his mate dies, he remains a widower;
If the male bird dies, his widow is equally
loyal to his memory.
"There Is an example for you," ex
claimed the Idaho Senator. "There is an
example for the Mormons. Why, .even
the ostrich, bird though he be, has higher
Ideas of morality than that great tribe
of people who are spreading so rapidly
through our Western States."
Jones' Prize Speech.
Representative Jones, of Washington,
one of the most forceful speakers in
Cpngrees, has made a hit on the trip.
He is a man who sees, who thinks, and
when he speaks he has something to say.
To him belongs the honor of making th
best speech of the entire trip. Down in
Arizona the 'people' "are primarily Inter
ested at this time in the question of
statehood. Government irrigation is as
sured them, and they prefer to talk state
hood to anything else. It was so when
the Congressmen were with them. Ari
zona does not -want joint statehood: Ari
zona - does not want statehood in any
form; she merely asks to be let alone, to
develop -until she is fully entitled to ad
mission into the Union as a separate
state. And the arguments of the Arizona
people had telling effect upon the visit
ing Congressmen. At the banquet at
Phoenix several Senators and Represent
atives had been called and responded with
pleasant speeches congratulating Arizona
on her bright future and pledging them
selves to vote against a statehood bill. In
turn Mr. Jones was called. Walking to
the platform, he launched forth on his
"I know what you want, and I am
That was all he said, but it won the
people. He did not hedge, but came
straight to the point. From that mo
ment Arizona counted him among her
Newlnnds' New Hobby.
Senator Newlands has been acting as
chief spellbinder of the party. He has
been compelled to speak at every ban
quet, save that In his home city, and, like
the somewhat illiterate herp recorded in
modern history, "he seen his duty and he
done It." The Senator Is an enthusiast;
to some extent he is a faddist. For many
years prior to the passage of the Na
tional irrigation law, he talked irrigation
In season and out, day and night, high
days and holidays. He never let up. Now
that the irrigation law is on the statute
books, he has taken up a new theme, and
everywhere he goes he preaches the doc
trine of the National incorporation of
railroads. As a member of the committee
on interstate commerce, Mr. Newlands
got at the bottom facts bearing on the
so-called railroad evil, and he has reached
the conclusion that nothing short of Na
tional incorporation will effect a cure. So
it has been that, while he started every
speech with an Irrigation talk, he wound
up with railroad business. And he an
nounces that he is going to fight for Na
tional incorporation until he gets it, just
as ITe fought for National irrigation.
In a happy speech to the people of El
Paso, Senator Dubois declared that,
through the action of Congress, Texas had
for a second time been admitted to the
Union. Texas is not a public-land state,
and for that reason was not Included In
the list of states to benefit from the irri
gation law, since she could contribute
nothing to the reclamation fund. At the
last Congress a special bill was passed
authorizing .the expenditure of part of
the reclamation fund In building- an irri
gation system on tho Rio Grande, which
will reclaim more than 1SO.O00 acres of
land in Texas. Mr. Dubois alluded to
this act as again admitting Texas to the
Union, this time to the union of Irriga
tion states. And the way the Texans
shouted would have gratified Congress,
could It have heard the noise. Texas Is
as enthusiastic over irrigation as any
state In the West. She has been irrigat
ing with private capital for'many years
and has thousands of acres under canals
today. But no project in the state is so
.vast, so Important or means so much as
the apportionment of a part of the recla
mation fund to Irrigating the Rio Grande
TRAIN HOLO-UP THAT FAILS
ATTEMPT MADE NEAR PUYALLtlP
OX NORTH: COAST LIMITED.
Robbers Are Alarmed and Eacape
Without Stearins Anything- From
PasBenarers or Express Car.
TACOMA, June 22. Tralnrobbers made
an unsuccessful attempt to hold up the
North Coast Limited from the Twin Cit
ies tonight three miles west of Puyallup.
One man boarded the train at Puyallup
and when the train was two miles from
the station ordered the engineer to stop
the train at a fire that was burning near
the tracks a short distance ahead.
Engineer Keywod did not stop the train
until a half mile beyqnd the fire. Bralce
man Harkins ran up to the engine to see
what the trouble was and the bandit shot
at him. i
Harkins threw his lantern into the
ditch and started back for the train. The
bandit then ordered the engineer and the
conductor to get out of the way while be
made an attempt to back the train to the
fire, where his confederates were stand
ing. He was unable to get the engine
started and called for the engineer.
The robber then began to realize his
position and as the engineer stepped into
the cab he 'fired twice, one bullet flatten
ing on the boiler head. The bandit then
jumped to the ground and ran into the
The train then pulled into Tacorna,
leaving the fireman and a brakeman be
hind, as they were unable to catoh the
train. An ejlne was sent out for them
and both were brought in this morning.
Walt a Bit.
Oregon started out with louder noise,
but Nebraska beat It In gettlng-Jts law
defying land-grabbers to conviction.
COLUMBIA RIVER EXCURSIONS.
Tery Low Kate Via the O. It. N. to Vpper
No visitor to Portland should miss view
ing the matchless Columbia River sct-n-ery
between Portland and The Dalles,
as seen from the O. R. & N. trains. The
Chicago-Portland special leaves the Union
Station every morning at S;15, giving a
daylight ride along the Columbia, stopping
4 minutes at the very foot of Multnomah
Falls. Every" mile of the trip there is
something newand fascinating. If de
sired, the return trip may be made by boat
from Cascade Locks or The Dalles. Very
low rates this Summer. Particulars and
Summer Book by asking C. W. Stinger,
city ticket agent O. R. & N. Co., Third
and Washington streets.
HE FE1RS Fiffll
Kitchener Forces Reform of
British Army There.
WILL HAVE TO FIGHT RUSSIA
ITeiS.hotvs Military System Is Out of
Date and 3Iust . Bo Reformed
for Coming War Cnrzon's
LONDON. June 21 Lord Kitchener,
commander-in-chief of the British forces
In India, seems to regard as inevitable
a great struggle with Russia tor the pos
session of India, and to believe that the
existing arms for defense of the Indian
Empire arc altogether obsolete and In
effective. These views form the striking
and central points of Interest in a blue
book issued tonight, dealing with the re
cent conflict of opinion between Viceroy
Curzon. the Indian Council and Lord
Kitchener, which the government has
just settled by a compromise, giving the
latter extended powers In the direction he
Lord Kitchener, in an Important min
ute addressed to the home government,
speaks In the plainest possible terms 4n
denouncing the faulty system prevailing
in India, which, he points out. hes-not
changed since the time of the mutiny
and which was framed to meet peace re
quirements instead of the possibility of a
great war. He describes the situation as
one entailing endless discussion and de
lay, as well as great expenditure with
poor results. In a pregnant paragraph
Lord Kitchener says:
"Slowly but surely the deserts of Cen
tral Asia, once believed to be an Im
penetrable barrier, have been crossed by
a great European power. They are now
spanned by railways which have only
one possible significance, and we have
every Indication that our northern neigh
bor is pushing forward her preparations
for a contest In which we shall have
to fight for our existence."
In conclusion Lord Kitchener indicates
Japan as having showji what waa pos
sible by thoroughly modern methods In
army administration, while the disastrous
consequences to Russia give the other
side of the picture. He urges that there
is danger' In hesitating to break the
chains of custom and tolerance of ad
The Viceroy and the Council" strongly
criticized Lord Kitchener's views, but in
the end the home government, overrid
ing the views of the Indian government,
decided in favor of Lord Kitchener's re
organization plans in all essentials.
RELIGIOUS PAGEANT IX VIENNA
Aped Emperor Takes Part In Corpus
VIENNA, June 21 Amid accompani
ments -of medieval pomp and circum
stance, the aged Emperor of Austria, King
of Hungary and Bohemia, etc.. Francis
Joseph, took part in the yearly Corpus
Christl procession In Vienna today. His
majesty was greeted enthusiastically by
his people as he was driven through the
streets of the Inner city, but It was the
universal dictum of the Viennese that
their Emperor had aged greatly since
they last saw him participate In this cere
mony two years ago. and the appearance
of his majesty, who will, if he lives,
celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ac
cession to the throne in 190S, suggested to
many minds that this may be the last
time the venerable monarch will appear
before his people as a participant in this
beautiful festival of the Catholic Church.
Beginning with the 'earliest morning
hours the streets of the Inner city of
Vienna were filled with movement and
life In expectation of the coming proces
sion, and by 7 o'clock the windows, bal
conies and stands along the line of march
were crowded with people. The streets
were decorated with nags, boughs of trees
and many colored hangings, and at con
venient places temporary open-air altars
had been erected.
The procession started from the Hof
burg. proceeded to the Cathedral on the
Stcfansplatz. where the religious cere
monies were held, and then returned to
the Hofburg. Gorgeous colors, crimson,
gold and silver, magnificent uniforms and
trappings, glowing tunics, the clanking
march of soldiers and the silent tread of
the clergy in strong contrast, the flash
ing of Jewels and the glare In the sun
light of the white robes of the priests,
barbaric and brilliant splendor and silent
prayer, marked the progress of the sacred
and military procession in honor of the
The lesser clergy came first. Their
equerries, pages and others of the im
perial household, kettle-drummers in
Bala uniform, the court chamberlains,
many high personages of state. Gen
erals and other high military officers
followed. The host was borne by the
Archbishop of Vienna, surrounded by
prelates of the church, and after him
came the Emperor. In former years It
was the custom of His Majesty to walk,
but now because of his age he rides.
Today he appeared In a gala coach
drawn by eight of the royal white
horses, and accompanied by Archduke
Frans Ferdinand, the successor to the
throne, the other Archdukes, all In
magnificent uniforms, with royal car
riages. The procession marched to the main
entrance of the cathedral, and went
in through the broad doors facing; on
the Stefansplatz. After the religious
ceremonies It took its way back to the
Hofburg over another line of march, in
order to give the populace of the city
increased opportunities to witness its
glittering: pageantry. From one of the
balconies of the palace the procession
was witnessed by the Archduchess and
The ceremonies came to an end with
the defiling before His Majesty of the
troops which had taken part therein.
UNEASY FEELING IX PARIS
City Full of Alarming: Rumors About
PARIS. June 21 (3:30 P. M.) Re
ports from the frontier continue to
chow marked military activity add a
feeling' of unrest among the people
living- along the border. The Influen
tial press, evidently la accordance with
the -wishes of the government, refrains
from discussing; the military aspect, as
serting that the negotiations, while in
a delicate stage, continue normal.
The gloomy sentiment Increased
during the afternoon. On the Bourse
rentes suffered an unusual decline of
over 40 centimes. Much excitement
accompanied the trading. One of the
alarmist reports was that Prince Von,
Radolin. the German embassador, cad
left Paris for Berlin, the Intimation being
that his departure was due to the un
satisfactory nature of the French note.
A diplomat who lunched with Prince von
Radolin at noon today Informed the Asso
ciated Press that the report was absurd,
as not the slightest word had yet been
received concerning the attitude which the
German Government intended to take.
The evening papers sought to allay pub
Jlc uneasiness. The semi-official Temps
expressed the government view that the
exchange of notes would serve to remove
false Impressions and produce a durable
agreement If Germany was prepared to
reciprocate the conciliatory- advances of
Premier, Rouvier. In the lobby of the
chamber, replying to several Deputies
who expressed anxiety regarding the
cause of weakness on the Bourse, said
that pessimistic reports relating to the
foreign situation were absolutely unfound
ed, and that the Franco-German negotia
tion were pursuing a normal course.
It is considered probable that the French
note forwarded to Germany will be semi
officially communicated to the powers sig
natory to the Madrid convention.
KEJERVARY READY TO RESIGN.
Negotiation. With OpiMtUe I Hm-
Kry to Form Cablaet. '
BUDAPEST, Hungary. June 22. Gen
eral Baron Fejervary. the new Premier,
left for Vienna today to submit the resig
nation of his Cabinet to the King-Emperor
in consequence of votes of want of
confidence passed by both houses yester
day. Baron Fejervary announced today that
he is negotiating with the leaders of the
united opposition with a view to the coali
tion undertaking the formation of a
POPE WILL LEAVE VATIGAX
Decides to Spend Summer at Castle
ROME. June 21 The Italia says If la
in a position to positively assert that the
Pope has finally decided to go to Castle
Gandolfo for the Summer. The state of
the health of his holiness and the neces
sity for exercise- are given as reasons
for this step.
Cenaaas "Will Recall Troops.
LONDON. June 23. The Toklo corre
spondent of the Dally Telegraph says that
the German troops in China, with the ex
ception of those at Smgtau. will shortly
be recalled. It is recognized that the ob
ject of the!, occupation, the Boxer trou
bles, has been fulfilled and Germany Is
said to be diplomatically desirous of end
ing the strain caused by the presence of
foreign troops in China.
Ralll lias Trouble in Greece.
ATHENS. June 22. The Ralll Cabi
net, formed after the recent assassina
tion of Premier Delyannls. resigned to
day owing to the opposition among the
Ministers to "M. Ralll's proposal to J
moony me uciyannist programme.
The King: has entrusted M. Rail! with
the task of forming: another Cabinet.
The situation Is serious. Owing to the
split between the Delyannlsts and the
Government majority, it appears to be
possible that the Chamber may be dis
solved. Chinese In Malaysia May Boycott.
ISLAND OF PENANG. Straits Settle
ment. June 21 The. Chinese" are conven
ing here to discuss the adoption of a boy
cott of American manufactures until the
Chinese exclusion act is repealed. It Is
said that the Chinese of the Malay States
probably will follow.
Will Investigate Army Scandals.
LONDON, June 21 Under pressure
from all sides. Premier Balfour today an
nounced In the House of Commons that
the Government would Immediately Intro
duce a bill creating a statutory commis
sion to inquire Into the army stores
nelura Approves Arbitration.
BRUSSELS, June 21 The Chamber of
Deputies today approved the compulsory
arbitration treaties entered Into with the
governments of Russia. Denmark. Swed
en. Spain. Switzerland and Greece, and
the arbitration treaty with the govern
ment of Roumania.
Kins Christian Is 111.
IMPERIAL YACHT CLUB. Kell, Ger
many, June 22. Emperor William re
ceived a telegram last night announc
ing that King Christian, of Denmark.
Is In a state of great weakness, which
Is giving hi j entourage much concern.
Canada Seeks Trade With Japan.
OTTAWA. Ont., 'June 21 The Domin
ion government has asked the Imperial
government to permit Canada to become
a party to tho trade treaty of be
tween Britain and Japan. Japan is will
ing to agree to It.
Italy Proposes CoaRren of Power.
ROME, June 21 It Is said in well-informed
quarters that the Italian govern
ment has deckled "to promote a European
congress for the settlement of pending
International questions. Including those
Italy Rejects Xaval Increase.
ROME. June 21 The Chamber of Depu
ties, voting secretly, has rejected the pro
posed Increase In the naval budget by a
vote of 190 against -tS.
CATTLEMEN FROZEN- OUT
GRAXD JURY LEARNS HOW
TIIEY ARE CINCHED.
Jurors Hunt "Up "Witnesses s Who
Throw Light on Buyers Meth
ods of Bidding.
CHICAGO. June 21 The work of the.
Federal grand Jury Investigating the beef
industries today showed that the mem-.
beni have been claying the part of detec
tives In finding witnesses who may en
lighten them on certain points concerning
the buying of cattle by the packers. As
a result of this detective work by the
Jurors, Frederick Wood, of Hampshire,
111.; Christopher Earnhardt, of Wilming
ton. UL. and E. C Sbolcs. a cattle-feeder
from Burlington. 111., testified today and
explained the troubles a cattle shipper
has "in selling his livestock In the Chicago
J. A. Rldgley. general freight agent for
the Louisville & Nashville railroad. -was
another witness this afternoon, together
with two other traffic men; whose identity
was closely guarded by the Federal offi
cials. Af'er leaving the Jury-room, Mr. Scholes
said: "I toid the jurors that the buyers Ixf
the Chicago market of livestock seem to
have off days and regular days for bid
ding. They generally bid on Wednesdays
and Saturdays at the yards, and generally
the prices arc uniform."
Mr. Scholes Intimated that on one day
one of the buyers srould bid. and. if the
shipper was di satisfied, he would wait
until the next day. only to bo confronted
with a similar b'd and so on until he was
.finally forced to sell his cattle or have
the profits eaten up by feeding- cbarzes'at
Tvro Consals "Appointed.
WASHINGTON, June 21 The State
Department today announced the follow
Win field S. Boynton. Colorado, consul
at Georgetown. Guiana, "and "Herbert R.
Wright, .Iowa, consul at nmu, Hon
duras. . -
Take Time by
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BORN, NATION OF NORWAY
FORMAL NOTICE SENT TO STATE
D EPARTM EXT.
Americas Cob mil Send DocHmfati Re
latlagr to Dtfuolatloa of Ualoa
WASHINGTON, June 21 Formal an
nouncement of the creation of the new
nation of Norway reached the StateDe
partment today. In a report from the
American Consul-General at Chrlstianla,
Norway, transmitting: a note from the
Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
in which the Minister says:
"I have the honor to request you. di
rectly or through the Ministry with which
you are corresponding, to acquaint the
Government of your country with the
contents of the inclosed documents, of
which a translation Is submitted."
The documents Include the letter to
Kins Oscar and the resolution of dissolu
tion arid other resolutions setting forth
the details of the separation of the two
No action has yet been taken by this
Government toward recognizing the new
nation, and it Is understood that Wash
ington will await the initiative of Euro
pean powers directlx interested.
SEEK EVIDENCE Ofc GRAFT
Engineers Will Investigate Philadel
phia Filtration System.
PHILADELPHIA. June 21 D. B. Par
sons, of New York, has been appointed to
take charge of the Investigation of .the
physical work on the filtration system,
and he ha3 engaged experts, who are to
devote their time tc an exhaustive exam
ination of the books drawings and other
records In filtration bureau. William Bar
clay Parsons, who was chlef.englneer on
the New Tork subway, and who Is a mem
ber of the Panama Commission, will have
general supervision- of the entire Inquiry.
Director Potter, of the Department of
Public Safety, today severely arraigned
the sergeants of police for what he termed
their ntglcct of duty. He said that he
had received Information that policemen
wero seen entering a notorious Republican
club frequently while on duty, and added:
"I want It distinctly understood that
orders have been Issued that policemen
resign from all political clubs."
Will Show Up Other Grafters.
MILWAUKEE, June 21 The Journal
today prints an Interview with Register
of Deeds Otto Scldel, Jr.. in which he
states that he will tell the grand jury
about every boodle deal lit which mem
bers of the . County Board, have, partici
pated for the past six years.
"Deals Involving between $14,000 and
J20.000," he says, "will be laid bare."
Seldel last night resigned office as Coun
ty Register of Deeds following exposure
of his methods while a member of the
Nebraska 3Iust Have Elections.
LINCOLN. Neb.. June 21 The biennial
election law passed by the last Nebraska
Legislature and designed to do away with
the off-year elections, was today declared
unconstitutional by the Supreme Court oi
Nebraska. All elections will be held this
Fall as heretofore.
Cities Must Xot Consolidate.
PHILADELPHIA. June 21 The Su
preme Court today Issued a permanent
Injunction restraining the merger of the
cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny City.
WALLACE ARRIVES . HOWE
Chief Engineer of Canal Comes to
NEW TORK. June 21 Among the pas
sengers who arrived today on board -the
Orlxaba from Colon was John F. Wallace,
chief engineer of the Panama Canal. Mr.
Wallace comes here to complete arrange
ments, which were unfinished on bis de
parture for the Isthmus.
He says that the work Is progressing
very satisfactorily. The force Is increas
ing and settling down to steady labor.
The engineering committee is preparing
plana for the board of consulting engi
neers, and this Is another reason for his
return. He requested a leave of absence
by cable, and comes on to talk matters
over with Secretary Taft before the latter
departs for the Philippines.
Tfbere 1 jraciusg Is Unknown.
Sydney Oliver, late Governor of Ja
maie. in International Quarterly.
The fact Is that In the British West
Indies assaults by black or colored raea
on white women or children are prac
tically unknown. I say this as an ad
ministrator faaalliar with the judicial
statistics, as a resident familiar with
all parts of Jamaica and all classes of
Its population, as the head of a house
hold of women and girls who have fre
quented the suburbs of Kings to a and
lived for weeks and months In remote
country districts with neither sayself
nor any other white man within calL
Any resident In Jamaica will tell the
same story. The only terror of Jamaica
.highways and byways (and that Is a
rare one) are Mde -white sailor men"
wastrel runaways from European ves
sels. I cannot but surmise that the propen
sity of such assaults In the United
States Is stimulated by the very char
acter of the attitude which the white
assumes toward the colored population.
There is maintained a constant storm
of suggestion to the most imaginative
and uncontrollable of passions .in ua
excitable and Imaginative race. If we
had anything" like the same amount of
suggestion abroad In the British West
Indies I should fear that there would
be criminal .assault in something- like
the same proportion as they occur In
the vicious atmosphere of crowded
FROM EARTH TO G0LD.
Men Dream Today Much as They
Did In the Middle Ages.
"The Golden Flood," Edwin Lefevre's
mystery of the money market, seems to
have had the effect of drawing out of
their holes many of the cranks with the
gold-making mania. When the story was
appearing In McClure's. a young fellow
came to the magazine office and asked to
look over two or three back, numbers.
He acted rather queerly, and scanned
every page eagerly. Finally It was dis
covered that he was hunting through the
pages of "The Golden Flood" for a recipe
for making gold, which he said he had
thought he would find there. Budding al
chemists have favored Mr. Lefeyre with
a great deal of correspondence. One 3a ys:
"You may disabuse your mind of it (the
making of gold) being impossible, as I
have succeeded after four years of chem
ical research In producing gold from
common earth; also, have partially suc
ceeded In transmuting Iron and silver
into the same. ... I am now trying
to raise a few thousand dollars. . . .
P. S. Treat this letter confidentially."
Another letter says: "You are writing
nearer truth than you are perhaps aware.
In July and September. 1S03, I gave to the
world the general facts governing the
transmutation of metals, and especially
the changing of copper and silver Into
gold." Evidently, men dream today much
as they did In the Middle Ages.
HIDE THE JJNI0N BUTTON
Ultimatum of Chicago Employers to
CHICAGO. June 21 A subcommittee of
the striking teamsters' peace committee
held a fruitless conference with John V.
Farwell, representative of the Employers
Association, today. Mr. Farwell informed
the committee. that the employers would
Insist on the men either dispensing with
their union button entirely, or. If wearing
the button at all, to keep it out of sight.
EIGHT DROWNED IN RAPIDS
Two Women and Six Children Perish
RHINELANDER. Wis.. June 21 Mrs,
Ezra Craw and Mrs. Edward Craw and
six children were drowned In the Rainbow
Rapids, Wisconsin .tuver, aoove nere, xo
day. The families live on opposite sides
of the river, the fiusbands being home
steaders. It is thought that the party was
In a boat, which was capsized In the
Great Gathering of Turners.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 21 The 23th fes
tival of the North American Gymnastic
Union, which has gathered on the State
Fair grounds' over 3000 German athletes
from 23 states in this country and a
picked team from Germany, representing
S00.C00 members of the German Gymnastic
Union, began Its work today after the
formal opening last night. .The festival
parade, which great crowds gathered
along the downtown streets to witness,
was a gorgeous spectacle, made up of
six divisions. In the fifth, division were
General Slonel and staff, a company of
Infantry, float representing The Turn
ers in the Civil War," pioneers of the
Gymnastic Union and veterans of the
Wants No Caribbean Naval Base.
DEER PARK. Md.. June 21 That Ger
many has designs on a coaling base In
Caribbean waters, a report to which ef
fect has been heretofore disclaimed, was
given an emphatic denial by Baron Speck
von Sternberg., the German Ambassador,
Henry P. Shore, Newspaper Artist.
NEW YORK. June 21 Henry Pruett
Shore, newspaper artist, is dead at his
home In Flatbush. He was born 52
years ago In Eos Angeles and in, recent
years has been -art editor for some of
the leading New York newspapers.
Crawford Jury Fails to Agree.
WASHINGTON, June 22. The- Jury in
the Crawford case was called Into
court by Justice Wright this afternoon,
after being out 47 hours. They load
LAWSON tells viv
idly the immediate
ing "The Crime of
RUSSELL shows '
ON ALL NEWS STANDS
not been able to agree upon a verdict,
and were discharged.
May Open Fruitful Discussion.
If this decision to buy In the world
market should prove the often repeated
charge that certain American-made
goods- are sold abroad more cheaply
than In the country of their manufac
ture If. for instance, the commission
Is -able to buy such goods from foreign
handlers, after the freights have been
paid from America, at less cost than
they could be bought from the mills
here a valuable contribution will be
made to the economic discussion.
Fire on Fifth Street.
A still-alarm last night called the Fire
Department to a dwelling occupied by M.
.Barbetas at C67 First street. Slight dam
age was done. As the smell of coal oil
was perceptible, the occupants believe the
Are was of Incendiary origin.
Wife Is 3Iissing.
R. C Redman, of Greeley Station, on
toe St. Johns line, reported to the police
last night that his wife, aged 35 years,
had been missing eince afternoon. As
she Is of a sickly nature her friends fear
that serious harm has befallen her
Milliohs for Ditches at Nome.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 21 (Special.)
It is estimated that fully $5,000,000 will be
spent this season in building ditches In
the Nome country to carry water for min
Try It and See. '
So long as it Is Government land, neith
er California nor Oregon seems to care
how much of it is stolen. "It's no crime
to rob the Government."
- It Is claimed the moisture of tha Irish cli
mate is good for tobacco culture, and that
there is plenty of the right kind of soil in
the Emerald Isle.
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