Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 04, 1905, Image 1

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    VOL. XLV.--XO. 13,933.
No Verdict Yet Reached
in Williamson Case.
Rumors as to Vote Among the
If Xo Agreement Is Pound This.
'Morning1, Jurors May Bo Al
lowed to Go and Third
Trial Ordered.
After S3 hours of argument and ineffect
ual endeavor to agree upon a verdict, the
twelve weary men on the WIlllamson-Ges-ner-Blggs
jury went to "what rest could
be gained In the crowded and stuffy jury
room 'last night at 11 o'clock. Seven of
the men, so It Is rumored, hold that the
defendants have not been proved to have
committed- the- crime charged In the In
dictment and wish to return a verdict in
accordance with their belief. Five men
hold the opposite, that crime has been
proved by the evidence of the Govern
ment, and wish to return a verdict of
guilty. One other story has it that the
Jury Is evenly divided, six men wishing
to convict and six to acquit. Whether or
not either of these stories is true, the fact
remains that there Is a serious disagree
men, and as time has passed, the convic
tion has grown around the Federal build
ing that there will be no verdict returned.
Jury Asks Instructions.
Yesterday morning, when court was con
vened at 10 o'clock and the jury was
brought In upon Its own request. Judge
De' Haven asked the 12 men If they had
agreed upon a verdict. The jurors, had
already been in discussion since tho after
noon previous at 2:S0 o.clock, and 'all of
them showed the strain of the work aiad
the; sleepless night.
L..A. Rose, the foreman of the Jury,
arose, in answer to the question of the
orxirt. and stated that the jury had ccme
in for additional instruction as to what
constituted the crime of subornation of
perjury. . .
In -answer to the request. Judge Do
Haven read from, "his charge of the day
before, in. which, he defined tho crime at
length. He then read another statement
bearing upon the intent of the parties
making the false oaths, and closed his
reading by the remark: "Gentlemen, this
is, I think, as clear as I can make it to
you. You may now retire."
Retires for the Night.
From that time on nothing "was heard
fromT the jury-room until along in the
afternoon, when word was sent by the
bailiff that the Jury desired its dinner
sent In at 7 o'clock. After the meal the
jury went again to its work, and not
having reached a decision at 11 o'clock,
went to bed.
Judge De Haven remained at Tils
chambers until after 8 o'clock before
retiring to his home, and then left word
that he "would return for nothing less
than a verdict, and then not unless the
decision was reached prior to 11.
If no verdict is reached, and it ap
pears practically certain now that none
is possible, tho third hearing of the
Williamson case will be placed first
on the docket for trial on August 2S,
when Judge W. H. Hunt takes up the
wrk of Judge De Haven for the re
mainder of the land-fraud trials.
Will Keep Trying.
"I will try the case as many times
as there is a disagreement," -was the
grim comment made by Mr. Heney yes
terday when asked ooncernlng his fu
ture course, providing the jury failed
to reach a. decision.
Although intending to do so until
late in the evening, Mr. Heney did not
go to San Francisco last night, prefer
ring to remain in Portland another day,
to be present at the discharge of the
jury. Today also will be set the
various trials to be taken up when
court convenes again after its recess.
This was to have been done yesterday
afternoon, but upon the request of Mr.
Heney the work -was postponed until
this morning at 10 o'clock, -when the
District Attorney will present the
cases in the order in which they are to
be tried, or at least the order In which
he would like to have them .come. One
reason for putting off his trip to San
Francisco was the desire of Mr. Heney
to see the outcome of the Williamson
case in order that he might set tho
third hearing down for August 28, pro
vided the Jury disagreed and made it
necessary. Though no statement has
been made, it ,1s the opinion that the
3ury will "be discharged this morning,
if at the time court is called no verdict
has been reached.
Judge De Haven announced yesterday
afternoon that the demurrers In the
cases of the United States against W.
H. Davis, of Corvallls, and B. F. Alley
would be .overruled. These are timber-fraud
conspiracy cases, which will
be set for trial at the session of today.
Has Received No Official Notifica
tion, but Expects One.
HELENA. Mont, Aug. 3. (Special.)
The .Associated Press dispatch from Port
land stating that Judge William H. Hunt,
of the United States Court, would reach
Portland August 28, lor the purpose of
taking up the land-fraud trials where they
will be relinquished by Judge De Haven,
who is to leave for San Francisco Sat
urday, was shown Judge Hunt today. He
said that It was probable that he would
go to Portland, and at the same time
stated that he had as yet received no
official designation for that duty.
In the event that Judge Hunt goes to
the Coast, It is expected Judge Edward
Whitson, of the Eastern District of Wash
ington, will come to Helena to preside
over Judge Hunt's court. The work at
Portland will occupy at least a month.
Judge Hunt is a son of the Secretary
of the Navy under Arthur, and after
serving on the Montana Supreme bench
was made Governor of Porto Hico. Later
he was appointed to his present position
by President Roosevelt
Moody Still Considering Candidates
for Oregon Judgeship.
ington. Aug. 2. No conclusion was reached
today In regard to the selection of a Fed
eral JuBgo for the District of Oregon.
The matter Is under investigation and
the Attorney-General In looking carefully
over the papers Indorsing various candi
dates, comparing Ihem with the report
of Assistant Attorney-General Robb. It
may be some little time before this ap
pointment Is announced, for there are
very strong Indorsements on file for a
number of apparently good men and It
will be difficult to select the best suited
for the position.
It is understood that the names of R.
S. Bean, Indorsed by the Portland bar.
Is being seriously considered, as his in
dorsement particularly appeals to the De
partment of Justice. There are others,
however, who ?eem to recelvens much
consideration, and it is absolutely Im
possible at this time to ascertain who
is the favored condldate. if. indeed, any
one man is now so regarded.
The Attorney-General says no selection
has yet been made and repeats that he Is
not able at this time to say who will
be appointed.
Ten-Year-Old Arkansas Girl Trav
eling Alone.
KANSAS CIT1-, Aug. 3. (Special.) Ma
tron Shull, of the Union Depot had in
charge yesterday a pretty 10-year-old girl,
traveling from Mena, Ark., to Portland.
She arrived at noon and left on the Santa
Fe Jast night Around tho girl's neck was
a card reading:
"Lucille Wooddy, an orphan, going to
her aunt Mrs. C. H. McCulloch, S54 Wil
liams avenue, Portland. Or., her future
Conger Coming to Give Advice.
Ambassador Conner and family left to
night for the United States, the Ambas
sador having two month's' leave of ab
sence. Ho will go directly to Washington,
and it Is surmised he will be consulted on
the Chinese question, especially on the
boycott ,
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 72
minimum, 55. Precipitation, nene.
TODAY'S Showera. Southwesterly winds.
The War In the Far Bant
WItte assert' he has lull power to' "make
treaty. Pace 1.
President will receive WItte today, all peace
envoys Sunday. Pago 4.
Japan preparing to tighten grip on Man
churia by extending railroad. Page 1.
All Russians in Sakhalin surrender. Page t
Largo Russian reinforcements In field.
Paso 4.
Russian council debates on representation of
peasants. Face 0.
Kaiser and King Edward may meet to rec
oncile Germany and Britain. Page S.
Moody admits Bean stands well for Federal
Judge. Tage 1.
Headquarters for Panama Canal at Ancon.
Pace 4.
Small prospect of new Chinese exclusion Page 4.
Passencers to Lewis and Clark Pair stranded
by railroad strike. Page 4.
Operators In Montana .driven from work by
mobs. Page 3.
Legislative committee will whitewash Equit
able, but Jerome will punish grafters.
Page t
Louisiana sends her "navy against Mississippi
and captures a prize. Page 1.
Chicago police chase gamblers on water.
Pag 4.
Negro desperado run down In Kansas.
Page 3.
Pacific Coast League scores: Oakland 2.
Portland 4; Seattle 7, Los Anceles 2; San
Francisco 4. Tacoma 0. Page C
Sweet Marie wins match race with Tiverton.
Page 5.
Tacoma High School boy breaks world'a rec
ord in walk. Page 0.
Kentucky-bred horses are beaten at Irving
ton. Page C
Pacific Coast
Oakland boy confesses to "part la murder of
T. W. Cook at Oakland. Page 5.
Mrs. Jones makes murderous assault at
Welser on woman she believed had stolen
her husband. Pace 7.
Timber fires are doing an Immense amount
of damage In Alaska. Page 7.
Mrs. "Jack Chesterfield" made an arsenal of
the bosom of her dress. Page 7.
Mazamas box on Mount Hood Is perforated.
by lightning. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Sugar market In firm position. Page 13
Oregon wool selling In the East. Page. 15.
New York stock trading in professional
hands. Page 15.
Russian shortage strengthens Liverpool
wheat market, but not Chicago. Page IS.
Steamer chartered at San Francisco, to carry
grain to Japan. Page 14.
Steamer Telegraph arrives safely "from Se
attle. Page 14.
Lewis and Clark Erpo&ltloB.
Admissions. 22,127. Page 10.
Worklngmen have big day at Fair. Page 10.
Pupils of Lookout School earn enough
money to bring class to Exposition. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Williamson Jury reaches no agreement and
is locked up for the second night Page 1.
"What the road to Coos Bay will accomplish.
Page 14.
Grammans prominently mentioned for va
cant Federal Judgeship. Page 16.
Mormon choir Is coming to Portland. Page
Wards of Juvenile Court want to go to
work. Page 1L
George F. Baer, railway wand coal magnate,
makes first public denial of "divine right"
lie of yellow Journal. Page 11.
Charges against policemen heard by Com
mission. Page 9. v
Woodmen parade the streets. Pace 1(C
Emphatic Statement Ends
Doubt Whether He Has
Full Powers.
Sato Confident Terms Will Be Ac
ceptable Russian Envoys-Sleet
Roosevelt Today Ova
tions to Wlttc.
TOKIO, Aug. 4. The bulk of the
Russian garrison of Sakhalin surren
dered to the Japanese July 31.
NEW YORK. Aug. 3. (Special.) Be
cause of the goneral belief that M. WItte.
the chief of the Russian peace envoys. Is
not clothed with absolute powers to sign
a peaco treaty, M. Karostovetx, his chief
aid, tonight Issued a formal statement
declaring that whatever decision Is ar
rived at by Mr. Witie will be binding and
considered so by the Czar. By virtue of
arrangements already made, the Russian
envoys will be put In cIos cable connec
tion with the palace at Peterhof, and they
will thus be enabled to communicate at
any time with the Czar.
This announcement Reared the air a
trifle, and. when It was reported to M.
Sato, spokesman for the Japanese delega
tion, he said It made the outlook for peace
much more hopeful. He declared that the
Japanese had the utmost confidence in M.
Vitte and hlsYJudgment. and express
the belief that when the Japanese term
.are comxiunicated to the Russian envoys,
they 'will not consider them exorbitant.
Russians Will Go to Church.
This city will tomorrow morning witness
a most unique spectacle, when the entire
Russian delegation, arrayed in their robes
of state, will leave the Hotel St Regis
and proceed to the Russian Cathedral, at
Ninety-seventh street and Madison ave
nue, where It will go through the Russian
religious service of singing and praise.
This Is in accordance with the ancient
Muscovite rite to bgln any momentous
work. -Willi prayer. Cny the (immediate?
party will be permitted W enter the house
of worship, and the structure will be en
tirely surrounded by police to insure pri
vacy to the envoy.
Immediately afterwards the party will
start for Oyster Bay. where Baron Rosen,
the Russian Ambassador to the United
States, will present his chief to President
Roosevelt This meeting Is to be unoffi
cial In character, similar to that of last
week, when the Japaneso envoys met the
President and will precede the first
formal meeting of the Japanese and Rus
sian peace envoys, which is to take place
at Oyster Bay on Saturday.
East Side Acclaims Wlttc.
M. WItte and Baron Rosen ppent today
in a sight-seeing automobile touring the
city. The Russians were given an enthu
siastic welcome, especially through the
streets of the lowor East Side, where
thousands of Americanized Russians clam
ored around the automobile and frantic
ally tried to shake the band of the great
Russian reformer. M. WItte responded
to the ovation by continually bowing and
doffing his wlde-brlmmed Panama hat
He was highly delighted at. his reception,
and took occasion again to compliment
the Americans as a "warm-hearted and
wonderful people."
Wittc Will Act to Learn Basis for
Peace Conference.
L NEW YORK. Aug. 3. The Times to
morrow will say:
When the Russian and Japanese envoys
begin their conference at Portsmouth next
week on a day yet to bo fixed, the first
action of Mr. WItte, after the prelimi
naries are over, will be to ask for an out
line of the Japanese terms as a basis of
discussion. Upon the reply to this re
quest will depend the continuance of the
This is the explanation of the apparent
ly radical utterances of the Russian peaco
commissioner since his appointment, and
it Is also the explanation of his repudia
tion, of the. way In which these utter
ances have been intorproted and extended.
Japan Will Extend the Railroad to
Strengthen Her Hold.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. Tho Times tomor
row will say:
Japan has apparently a fixed and firm
determination not to relinquish her hold
upon Manchuria, no matter what contin
gencies may arise as a result of the pend
ing negotiations. At least this Is the con
struction put on the hasty and secret
preparations now going forward for the
building of extensions of the railroad,
which' now runs from Fusan, on the
southeast coast of Corea. to Seoul, and
which it is planned to take across the
Yalu for ISO miles into Manchuria. Join
ing the Chinese Eastern Railway prob
ably at Liao Yang.
Rush orders have been placed In the
last few days with American firms and
corporations for the material of the road.
This material Includes 350 steel bridges,
with 150 locomotives and 2OD0 cars.
The striking feature of the enterprise
Is the secrecy that has been observed In
placing the orders, and for the dellvcry
of the bridges and rolling; stock at the
point, nearest to that where they, will be
used. Delivery Is to 'be made overland.
and, although the saving In time can
hardly exceed three weeks, a threefold
outlay In the way of freight bills seems
not to havo deterred the Japanese gov
ernment from adopting that method of
The United States Steel Corporation, ac
cording to the Times, has been given the
contract for the 350 bridges, mostly small
structures, the cost totaling ?500,O0O, while
the Baldwin Locomotive Works has the
contract for the ISO locomotives of tho
small narrow-gauge type. The locomo
tives will cost $2,225,000. The cars ordered
are to be of steel, there being two con
tracts, each for ICO) cars, tho total cost
being 52.0CO.000.
About half of the material contracted
for will be shipped over the Great
Northern Railroad to Seattle, and the rest
will be taken over the Northern Pacific
to Tacoma. From theso ports the ma
terial will be transported to Yokohama.
Corean Delegates Will Ask Roose
velt to Intercede for Them.
OYSTER BAY. Aug. 3. (Special.) Two
Coreans are waiting at Oyster Bay's only
hotel this evening In the hope that Presi
dent Roosevelt will receive them tomor
row morning and accept from their hands
a memorial from the people of their em
pire. Rev. P. K. Yoon and Syngman Rhee,
the envoys In question, assert that they
do not represent the Emperor, as he is
under Russian influence. They are
spokesmen for a powerful society, Ilchln
Hoi. which translated means "The Dally
Progress." and hope that the President
will use his good offices to prevent their
little country from being partltloped off
or gobbled up entirely by the warring
powers in the East
"We wish it distinctly understood that
we are not representatives of the Em
peror." said Dr. Yoon, the spokeman.
"for our Emperor docs not now represent
the best Interests of the people of Corca.
There has been a wonderful awakening
In Corca within the last few years, but
it ha? all taken place among the lower
clafres. The official? are tainted with
the Influence of Russia. The people of
Corea want tho friendship of the Ameri
can people and the American Govern
ment The American Government was
the first power to make a treaty with tho
Corean government, and that treaty
made In 1SS0 still stands. The Corean
people feel that unless this Government
continues to be friendly, the Russians and
Japanese wlllt grind them to pieces like
grain between the millstones."
Tn further conversation. Dr. Yoon de
clared that the protectorate exorcised
over Corea by Japan was obtained" by
trickery through Incorrect translation of
the language of the original treaty. Still,
as between the Japanese and the Rus
sians, they would have little hesitancy In
choosing the former for masters,
"The Rusrfap- " eter been the ene
mies of our pconJAj' he said. "They
tand for .ever g that Jshateful-and.
deceitful, and we rejoice that the Jap
anese are winning In this war."
Nippon, Well Known on Coast, Rid
dled in Japan Sea Battle.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3. Advices have
been received here by the Mall steamer
Liberia. Just arrived from the Orient,
that tho former Togo Klsen Knlsha's liner
Nippon was so badly damaged by the
shells of the Russian warships during
the battle of the Sea of Japan that It was
found necessary to run the vessel ashore
to save her from being a total loss. She
was one of Admiral Togo's scouling ves
sels, and -was tho first to discover Admiral
Rojestvenskys fleet on the morning of
the great naval battle. It was while
bearing tho news to the Japanese fleet
that the well-known steamer met disas
ter. Ever sTce the beginning of tho war In
the Far aist, the Nippon- and her sister
ships, America and Hong Kong, formorly
engaged In the trade between this city
nnd the Orient, have been doing .duty for
Japan as converted cruisers and scout
bhlps. From all accounts, tho Nippon can
be raised, when she will again resume
service on her old run.
Russian Papers Denounce Peace Ne
gotiations and Breathe Threats.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 3.--(6:45 P. M.)
The press generally continues to avoid
trenching of the ground to be covered
in the peace negotiations, though the
Svlet which, neither hopes nor wishes
for peace, predicts that the pourparlers
will result In nothing but Idle talk.
The Moscow Gazette, an apostle of un
compromising reaction, declares that the
dispatch of M. WItte to the United
States is a disgrace and holds that tho
only concession Russia can make is to
demand no indemnity from Japan and "no
peace until defeat and retribution havo
overtaken the enemy."
The Boulevard sheet, the Gazette, pre
dicts a general European alliance, headed
by Russia, Germany and France, to pre
serve the peace of the world, to restrain
Japanese preponderance in the East and
to prevent Great Britain from meddling
in continental affairs.
Russian Vessels Attack Steamer,
Then Flee to "Vladivostok.
TOKIO. Aug. 3. It is officially reported
that two- Russian torpedoboat-destroycrs
appeared off Chugchlng. on the northern
coast of Corea, at 4:4S o'clock this morn
ing, and attacked the Keisho. a small
merchant steamer. The destroyers fired
60 shots, seven of which hit tho port side
of the engine-room and bridge, killing the
captain and one boy and wounding two of
the crew. The destroyers then ceased fir
ing and steamed toward Vladivostok at S
o'clock. Tho Kebho was able to proceed
and escaped.
Position of Rnsslan Forces.
TOKIO. Aug. 3. An unofficial report has
been received to tho effect that General
Lfnlevitch's first army Is disposed near
Chungmumcn: that the second army holds
the Fcngwha-Pamlenchlen line, and that
the third army occupies positions In the
vicinity of Taoma. Bodies of cavalry pro
tect the extremities of either wing.
It Is reported that the Russians are
gradually strengthening the forces south
of the Tumeti .River, in Northern Corea.
The total nurnbir of men Is estimated at
2,000. The fcrues north of Tumen along
the lines of ccr-nmunlcatlon are smalL
Blanchard Will Guard Sacred
Soil of State From Mis
sissippi Invaders. -
Vessels -and Men From Mississippi
Will Be Arrested Increase of
Fever Cases Effect on
Italian Immigration.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 3. New cases
up to 6 P. II.. 54; total cases to date.
432; deaths. 3; total deaths to date.
St; new sub-fool. 11; total sub-foci. CS.
At Ship Island quarantine Six
known cases, four of which are con
valescent. Ia Louisiana, outside .of New Or
leans and not including Shreveport 31
scattered casi, mostly convalescent.
At Shreveport. La., one convalescent.
At Montgomery. Ala., one con
valescent At Lumberton, Miss., one con
valescent. At Suramerall, Mli., one case.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 3. To prevent
possible Interference by Mississippi quar
antine guards with Louisiana citizens.
Governor Blanchard today telegraphed
Commander J. B. Bostlck to take his na
val brigade to the state border imme
diately. On receipt of tho order. Commander
Bostlck dispatched two squadrons of men
to the Oyster Commission schooner Ma
jestic, lying In Bajou St John, which
had already been placed In commission
and prepared for the Journey. Fifty men
were sent out
The Majestic Is only one of five vessels
whlch-sviu be used bv the naval brigade.
Two other schooners and two launches
will also be used. The men are going
fully equipped and accoutred and pre
pared for a stay of some length.
The first destination of the brigade is
the Rlgolots. from which place they will
disembark to cover all 'necessary points
on tbe coast.
Revenue Cutter '3Inkes Trouble.
Surgeon Wasdln. of the Marine Hospital
Service, today wired Governor Blanchard
that the cutter Winona has taken to Ship
Island alt the boats which desired to
entor Mississippi from New Orleans. Dr.
Wasdln says the boats could havo re
turned to New Orleans, If they desired,
and that there Is no discrimination
against Louisiana boats. Governor Blan
chard wired Dr. Wasdln asking him by
what authority boats navigating public
waters are'taken to Ship Island, declaring
that thoy have the right to navigate all
navigable waterways of tho United States,
providing they do not touch Mississippi
shores during the quarantine.
Invaders AVI II Be Arrested.
In addition to putting the naval brigade
on ships. Governor Blanchard today wired
to the Sheriffs and District Attorneys of
St Bernard and Orleans Parishes, with
a view to Invoking the assistance of the
civil authorities to clear Louisiana waters
of any armed Invaders. To the Sheriffs
he sent this telegram:
Yeu will take steps Immediately to arrest
all armed vessels and those aboard, found
within that part of Lake Borgne situated in
your parishes, so that the grand Jury may
act. Consult the District Attorney and call
upon Commander Bostlck of the naval mil
itia for assistance to effect capture. Go
with Bostlck expedition through the lake.
Gov. Blanchard Captures Launch
and Sends Her to Port.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 3. As a result
of the Investigation made by the Naval
brigade. Governor Blanchard has Issued
orders to Captain Bostwick to see that
navigation In Louisiana waters Is not In
terfered with. Wulverine III. a schooner
under command of Lieutenant Armstrong,
Is looking after Louisiana interests in
the RIgolets.
It la stated that a. big launch, the
Grace, has been taken In charge by the
Louisiana authorities and that the boat
and crew will be sent at onco to New
Orleans. No serious trouble is antici
Clean-Dp Has Good Effect Serious
Effect on Immigration.
NEW ORLEANS! Aug. 3. Although
there was a large Increase of new cases
and a considerable spread of infection,
there was a diminution In the number of
fatalities today and - the yellow fever
scare was regarded as having a hopeful
aspect. The authorities have not con
cealed their expectation that for some
time there will be a dally average of 30
to 5 cases and a proportionate number of
deaths, owing to the extent of the main
Infected territory, and anything less than
these figures will be regarded as a dis
tinct assurance that the situation Is still
under control. Carrying on a scientific
fight of this kind Is a slow and tedious
work, but the confidence of the authorities
and the enthusiasm of tbe bulk of the
public show no impairment
With a -view to inaugurating a more
thorough cleaning movement and
strengthen the arms of the health au
thorities In fighting the mosquito, the
Mayor called a conference at the City
Hall today. Opinions were expressed by
Health Officer Kohnke, by Beverly
AVarner, in charge of the ward work, and
by Chairman Janvier, of tho citizens com
mittee, that, while yellow fever was now
known not to be a filth disease and that
the most perfect cleaning of a city would
affect In no way the fight against the dis
ease. It being the consensus of scientific
opinion that yellow fever Is only trans
mitted by the mosquito, a general sani
tary movement will be certain to have
a fine moral effect and will enlist the
sympathy and active assistance of the
public In putting Into effect the precau
tions deemed necessary to destroy the
breeding places of the mosquito. The re
sult of the meeting was the appointment
of committees that will take in hand and
carry out most comprehensive plans of
sanitary work.
The inspectors who are at work search
ing out cases of illness are having many
strange experiences. There still exists
a widespread antipathy among the Ig
norant classes to making public cases
of serious Illness and a great deal of
the Inspectors' time Is taken up In run
ning down suspicious case3 which are
communicated by the citizens to the
Board of Health.
The announcement that a large amount
of money has been deposited here to the
order of the Marine Hospital Service sur
geons hascreated a falsa impression
among a large number of people now out
of work, and who are seeking Jobs In
connection witfi the movemont to stamp
out the fever. The Marine Hospital offi
cers have been besieged with applicants
for various positions and there is ap
parently a widespread belief that the
Government is to turn loose a golden
stream in the plan of fever eradication.
It Is explained that no money Is to be
spent by the Government In sanitary
work here. The Government Ib not In
control of the situation, nor does it ex
pect to be. All the funds thaO it will
put out will be In the establishment and
maintenance of detention camps and In
any disinfection of cars or steamboats
that may be required.
One of the good results that are ex
pected to follow tho present misfortune
of the city will be a vast extension of the
powers now .. lodged In the Board of
Health In the matter of enforcing sani
tary and hygienic measures. No one
seems to have had any Idea until the
development of the past two wcoks of the
deplorable conditions that have existed
In the Italian quarter. Hundreds of people
have been found crowded Into ramshackle
tenements, some of them built perhaps a
century ago, and surrounded with none
of the essentials of the most primitive
sanitation and hygiene. The district has
been a rich field fo- tho planting of epi
demic diseases, and there Is a strong de
mand that laws shall be passed and en
forced to revolutionize these conditions,
hot only in the present Infected area, but
In other parts of the city.
Check to Italian Immigration.
It Is not Improbable also that the
movement to bring Italian Immigrants
here on a large scale will suffer, partly
by reason of the terror which the pres
ent Infection has spread among the Ital
ians, and partly by reason of the entirely
unwarranted prejudice which seemff to
have arisen against extensive Italian col
onization. With the negro flocking to the
city, Louisiana and Mississippi planters
have had a difficult problem to solve In
obtaining adequate labor to till their
fields. Thousands of Italians havo In re
cent years replaced negroes in the sugar
fields of Louisiana, and, as the Italian Is
usually an excellent laborer, there has
for some time been a. strong movement to
provide such facilities In the way of an
immigrant station as would divert to this
gateway a larger proportion of Italian
New Focus of Fever De alops.
Much surprise was expressed at the
State Board of Health when a dispatch
reached It today from Dr. Gremtllen, at
Alexandria, announcing the appearance of
a case of yellow fever there. Rapides
parish had taken extraordinary measures
to keep out the Infection and It was
thought that none of the fugitive Italians
would be ablo to pass the cordon of
guards with which sho had surrounded
herself. The Alexandria case was traced
to New Orleans and that opens up the
question of the efficiency of certain quar
antines established in the country par
ishes. The period of Incubation of yellow
fever Is five days and this Italian, there
fore, must have got In Rapides within
that time, although the quarantine has
been In effect for a much longer period.
Thqre Is naturally much anxiety among
tho health officials to know how many
more Italians havo slipped out of New
Orleans recently and managed to make
their way Into uninfected localities.
Dr. C M. Brady returned today from
Lake Providence, on the Mississippi River
In North Louisiana, bringing information
that the Italians who Invaded that sec
tion have been completed isolated and are
under constant observation. The case of
fever ihere Is carefully guarded and every
precautlon has been taken to prevent
further Infection.
Blanchard Says Rights Are Invaded,
Vnrdaman Says Otherwise.
CINCINNATI. Aug. 3. Tho following
dispatch from Governor Blanchard, of
Louisiana, has been received by the
Baton Rouge. Aug. 3. Answering your in
quiry, 'Mississippi's quarantine patrol-boats
plying In Lake Borgne and the Sound, which
connects tbe lake with the gulf, have taken
the extraordinary step of prohibiting Louisiana
fishermen from fishing in Lake Borgne and
Louisiana boats from navigating channels of
the lake and eound. The Mississippi patrol
boat has taken action at the Lake Borgne end
or the canal connecting tbe lake with the
Mississippi River to prevent Louisiana, boats
from entering Lake Borgne.
Lake Borgne is an arm of the gulf. Its
waters are salt. It Is surrounded entirely ex
cept at the outlet to the sound by Louisiana
territory. The lake and aound. like the Mississ
ippi River, are navigable waterways. My po
sition Is that, while the Governor of Mississ
ippi by His quarantine may prevent Louisiana
vessels from landing on Mississippi shores,
he may not interfere with Louisiana vessels
navigating Lake Borgne and the sound.
Strange to say, the United States revenue
cutter Winona has been doing patrol work In
waters of the lake and sound In the Interest
of Mississippi and the quarantine. I have
protested, against this to the Secretary of the
Treasury and the Collector of Customs at
Biloxi. Miw., and Mobile, under whom Juris
diction the Winona Is. The Governor of
Mississippi has been wired to repeatedly about
these occurrences, and. he gives the assurance
of respecting the rights of his state in the
matter of quarantining and patrolling the
waters andchanr,els of the lake and sound. I
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Purpose of New York Legisla
tive Inquiry Into Equit
able Scandal.
Committee Will Protect Odell's
Friends and Try to Rostore Con
fldencc, but Jerome "Will
Send Rascals to Jail.
NEW YORK. Aug. 3. (Special. An
other legislative committee, composed tt
the main of countrymen, will spen t!"j
balance of tho Summer and tbe Fa'l
delving Into life-insurance matters, ets
are bolng freely offered that. Mke mcsc
committees of Its kind, there will be a
groat flourish of trumpets aad an abso
lute lack of rseults.
Sonator W. W. Armstrong; of Roches
heads this legislative body, which Is gHe
power to expend $99,000 of the taxpa?-a
money. It lias power to Investigate prac
tically everything In the life-hwsuran o
business, and Is planning a programme
which will keep It in session almost u" i
the new Legislature meets next Janua
Friends of B. H. Harrlman boast that I s
alone Is responsible for the inquiry. &" I
point to tho admitted fact that Harr -man's
close friend. State Chairman a- I
ex-Governor B. B. Odoll. Jr.. practi- tl v
forced Higgins to permit the law-mike-a
to act. They were powerless to do a
thing without his consent, for at a. spe
cial session the Legislature can onH c
slder such subjects as the Governor
ommends to It. The Equitable sennd.
of course, was tho reason asoigned. f r
the investigation, but the committee can.
If It sees fit. delve Into the affairs of every
life-insurance company In tbe state
Real Purpose of Committee.
The general belief aero is that the law
makers will hold many meetings, heir
great deal of testimony that Is untnte'
glble to thomsleves and the general -He,
and then administer a generous ct
of whitewash all around. They will f 1
that overy company Is beautifully c -ductcd
except tho Equitable ami tbs.? -1.
the trouble there has been due to on per
son. James Hazen Hydo. new retire i.
while hi successors have shewn remark
able honesty and desire to Improve c I
In fact, nearly everyone Is eonvicrd
that the legislative Investigation is mere
ly a carefully planned effort to rest-e
public confidence In life-insurance or.
panles and their methods. And there
no denying tho fact that something taa
got to bo dono pretty soon, or a number
of the corporations -will bo among tK,a
breakers very shortly. During the past
three months very few policies have bce:x
written in Now York City, and even theso
few are more than wiped out by the larga
number of lapses, due to a belief tKac
money invested In life insurance is moni
thrown away.
Wall street naturally regards the pres
ent state, of affairs with great concern.
Life-Insurance companies cave always
been excellent absorbers of railroad and
other bonds, and. with this market prac
tically closed, as It Is at present, evea
gilt-edged securities do not bring tJ-e
prices that thoy should. Sa, reallrirs
that the legislators will whitewash Instai
of Investigating, the advent of the sTeuthd
from Albany Is accompanied by enthu
siasm. Hyde Tool or Bis: Financiers.
Tho man selected as the scapogoat for
all the trouble, James Hazen Hyde, la
preparing to expatriate hlmsolf. as dlZ
William Waldorf Astor. He is bound t
be the target for large quantities of ve-bol
ammunition, but the fact romalns that
Hyde, although guilty, is not hI sa
much to blame as are others, who. It la
generally understood, will escape.
Hyde's attacks upon the treasury of tfca
Equitablo partake more of the nature c
petty larceny, when compared with t
operations of his associates. As a syndi
cate he bought bonds which bo sokl t
the socioty at a profit, but every time fca
made a profit of a thousand dollars or so
some "public-spirited capitalist" mode
ten's and hundreds of thousands. Thes
men were also men of experience ansl
ability, while Hyde, If he had been bcra.
In some other sphere, would never havo
risen beyond the ribbon counter of a second-class
department store. In all of hl3
transactions he was aided and abetted by
men old enough to be hlsfather. but they
seem to be lost sight of In the present
Will Protect OdcIPs Friends.
In fact. New Yorkers are convinced that
more can be hop-ad from In the investi
gation sot under way by District Attorney
Jerome than by that of the Legfclature
For the Albany probers cannot lose sight
of the fact that Harriman Is a friend cf
Odell. Bankor Schiff Is likewise. Chaun
cey M. Depaw Is a Republican t'nitei
States Senator, and Superintendent of In
surance Francis Hendricks (who never re
alized anything was wrong In the equita
ble until Its officers got to fighting: among;
themselves) Is tho leader of Syracuse and.
one of tho strongest of county leaders
All of these men must be protected but
Jerome Is not handicapped that way. he
does not need to protect anybody.
Outside of the' fact that it would bo
good politics, with election only a few
months away. Jerome would persona y
enjoy convicting a few of the fhln'-g
lights In Wall street and political circles.
And Jerome, It might be added, Is thor
oughly convinced that Hyde Is not tfca
guiltiest man In the Equitable. One of the
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