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THE MOBNiyc OKEGOyiAlT, THURSDAY, SEPTE3IBEB 7, 1905.
NOW FOR BOUQUETS -
Peaces Envoys Win Applause
on Journey South.-
"HURRAHS" AND "BANZAIS"
Crowds .Greet Them at Portsmouth,
Boston. and Kew Tork Round
offFcstivitics Awaits Will
BOSTON. Sept G. Bot,h the Russian
and Japanese plenipotentiaries, to
gether, with the members of their re
spective missions, left Boston today on
special trains, bound for New York.
Crowds of people had assembled at
the South Station and. as the trains
passed out, that bearing- the Russians
ubout 1 o'clock and that of the Jap
anese two hours later, enthusiastic
demonstrations occurred. Mr. Witte re
spond od to the cheers by appearing on
the rear platform -and making & brief
speech through Mr. Rojestvensky. He
gave expression to the pleasure which
Ills Journey had accorded, his thanks
at the cordiality of the greeting and
his regret that he must leave so soon.
Baron Komura, with several mem
bers of the Japanese mission, visited
Harvard University during the day and
was entertained at luncheon at the
Colonial Club in Cambridge. At the
railroad etation the Japanese departed
amid cheers from the Americans pres
ent and a chorus of "banzals" from a
large body of their fellow countrymen.
ENVOI'S LEAVE PORTSMOUTH
Given Farewell Cheers by Crowds.
Commemorating the Treaty.
PORTSMOUUTH, Sept 6. Life in
the picturesque section of New Eng
land, which for the last four weeks
has centered around the proceedings
of the peace conference, began slip
ping back into normal channels today
with the departure of Mr. Wltte and
the Russlon mission on a special train
for New York, and of the mem
bers of the Japanese entourage
who did not go with Baron Ko
tnura last night. Mr. Wltte was up
early this morning and before he had
taken breakfast a crowd had as
sembled on the hotel veranda to see
him off. He shook hands with each
of the persons- gathered about him
and when he started he was given
cheers and cries of "atileu."
Mr. Takahlra, who headed the Jap
anese party, was also hoartlly cheered.
At the Navy Yard the work has al
ready begun of restoring the general
store to Us former condition. The
furnlturo will be shipped back to
Washington, Including the table on
which the treaty was signed. This
piece of furniture may be preserved
by the Department of State and also
the chains on which the plenipoten
tiaries sat. The building will, how
ever, continue" to " be "known as the
Mr. Pelrce, the Assistant Secre
tary of State, will remain here this
week to wind up the Governments
business in connection w-ith the con
ference. Captain McR. Window, command
ing the Mayflower, was among the
last to take leave of Mr. Wltte. The
Russian plenipotentiary thanked Cap
tain WInslow In his own and the Em
poror's name for the hospitality
which Mr. Wltte and his mission had
enjoyod aboard the Mayflower, and
presented him with an autograph pho
tograph. In perpetuation of the his
toric part which the Navy Yard has
played in the last month it has been
suggested that a bronze tablet be
placed on the walls of the peaco build
ing commemorative of the "Peace of
Portsmouth" brought about within
FAREWELL VISIT TO ROOSEVELT
Will Be Made on Saturday Both
Missions Thank Him.
OYSTER BAY. Sept. C. Baron Ko
mura and Minister Takahlra, the. Jap
anese peace plenipotentiaries. It was
announced today by Secretary Locb,
will lunch at Sagamore with the Pres
ident next Saturday. They will come
down from New York on the naval
The game evening, Mr. Wltte and"
Baron Rosen will dine at Saga
more HI1L 'They, will come from Long
Island City to Oyster Bay in a private
car. The reason for the Russian en
voys coming by train Is because of Mr.
Wltto's preference for railroad travel.
The following are the telegrams received
yesterday by the President from Baron
Komura, and from Mr. Wltte and Baron
Rosen announcing the signing of the
peace treaty between Russia and Japan:
Portsmouth. N. H.. Sept. 5. IPOS.
Te the Prealdont: I hasten to inform you
that the treaty of peace has Juet been trlciiod.
Humanity la under a laotln? debt of grati
tude to you for the Initiation and successful
ooacluston of the peace conference. X beu
to be permitted to add my own thanks and
ilnoe .-acknowledgment. KOMURA..
Motel Wentworth, Newcantle, N. II.
Sept. 5, 1005.
The President: We have the honor to In
form ypu that vre have this day signed tne
treat- of peace with Japan. It Is not for u
to thank you for what you have done In the
caure of peace, as your noble and generoua
efforts have been fittingly acknowledged by
our august noverelgn. We can only express
to you . and to the people of the country our
personal nentlment of profound gratitude for
the cordial reception you have done ve the
honor to extend to us and which we have met
with al tho bands of the people in this
BIG RECEPTION IN NEW TORK
Envoys Have Several Days of Strcn-
oiouR Enjoyment Ahead.
NEW YORK. Sept. 6. Thousands of
persons greeted the Russian peace en
voys when they arrived at the Grand Cen
tral station this afternoon at 5:35 o'clock
on a special train from Boston. There
was a great demonstration when they left
the train and hurried to the St. Regis
Hotel, where they will remain while-in
Mr.Wltte and Baron Rosen were read
ily recognized, and men and women
pushed tlrelr way toward them. -The
crowd hecame so great that tho party
was brought to a-standstlll. Both clasped
many "hands as they .slowly made their
way to the sidewalk.
The Russian envoys, and the members
of their party will" be' lavishly entertained
while In this city. The first of a series
of functions' in their "honor will be given
tomorrow night a dinner at Che Metro
politan .Club by George Harvey.
Tho Japanese envoya arrived tonight at
S o'clock on a special train from Boston.
Baron Kancko. Japan's confidential rep
resentative here, with his secretaries and
two score of Japanese students, was at
the station to greet the envoys. Another
great -crowd was on hand to cheer the re
turning- plevlpc tes, tlxla-ab4 -vKvcrct rv.
ice-men, detectives and a heavy- guard of
umxorrned police had to make a way for
,the Japanese party.
The Russian envoi's spent the evening
quietly in their hotel. x
KOMURA AT HIS ALMA, MATER
Feasted and Toasted hy Harvard
- and Boston People.
BOSTON, Sept 5. Baron Komura; the
Japanese chief peace envoy, and those of
Mis pa'rty who came here last night; were
the. .guests at breakfast today of the
Nanrwa, -Dining Club, .an association of
leading Japanese merchants of this city.
After the breakfast, which was an in
formal a'ffal?, -J3aron Komura and 'his
suite went to Harvard University, of
whlcTmnstltutlon the Baron is an alum
nus. The party was driven la a tallyho di
rectly to Harvard Law School, where
Professor John C. Gray, of "the Law
School, and J. D. Greene, secretary to
President Eliot, met the visitors.
The Baron and his -party were enter
tained at luncheon at the Colonial Club,
Professor Gray presiding. This was an
Informal affair, the Baron and others
making brief speeches.
Baron Komura talked of affairs in
Japan apart from the signing of the peace
treaty, and expressed his pleasure at be
ing able to revisit the scenes of his stu
dent life. At the conclusion of the lunch
eon, a toast to Baron Komura was drunk
Baron Komura, accompanied by Profes
sor Gray, made a short call on Professor
Christopher Columbus Langdcll, dean pro
fessor of law emeritus at the Harvard
Law School, who was an active professor
when the Baron attended the Law School.
The party returned to the hotel In
Boston, and from there after a lew min
utes, departed by special train for New
York. A crowd of several hundred was
at the station when the Baron and his
friends were conducted to the train, and
they were greeted with loud cheers. As
the train drew out. Baron Komura
stepped on the platform of the observa
tion car, waived his hat and bowed In
Russia Putting, Treaty In Effect.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6. The news
of the signing of the peace treaty result
ed immediately in an unwonted outburst
of active work at the Foreign Office. All
the articles of the treaty are being copied
today. Each ministerial department will
be supplied with an official copy to the
end that every proiislon of tho treaty
shall be understood thoroughly by' each
Minister, particularly in its bearing on
the changes provided for by the treaty,
which must be carried out by the different
Ministers and departments. The carry
ing out of the provisions will be proceed
ed with at once. Today some orders to
this effect were made.
Publish Anglo-Japanese Treaty.
LONDON, Sept 6. The Anglo-Japanese
troaty, signed August 12, Is not
yet ready for promulgation, some for
malities In printing, etc., having to be
carried out At the Foroign Office to
day it was said the troaty would be
ready early next week, but before pub
lication it would be communicated to
the powers. Although the powers in
terested are not yet in possession of
the terms of the treaty, their represen
tatives in London express themselves
as satisfied, as it is generally under
stood the troaty does not interfere in
any way with existing rights.
Condemns Anglo-Japanese Treaty.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6. There
is much . comment in the morning pa
pers on the Anglo-Japanese treaty,
which it is claimed is not conducive'
to peace, because it upsets the balance
of powor in the Far East and makes
Groat Britain and Japan predominant
The Novoe Vremya expresses tho opin
ion that It is directed against German
doslgns in the Far East while the
Svlct declares that the treaty shuts
Russia frcm the Pacific and the open
sea anywhere in Asia. Tho Bourse Ga
zette takes a similar view.
Nobel Prize for Roosevelt in 1900.
CHRISTIANIA. Sept 6. All the Norwe
gian papors this afternoon express rogret
that it will be impossible to forward to
President Roosevelt the Nobel peace prize
this year, owing to the requirement that
the candidates for the prize be nominated
before February. It is expected, however,
that Mr. Roosevelt will be chosen for the
prize in lf6.
Name Street After Roosevelt.
VIENNA, Sept 6. The Municipal
Council proposes to perpetuate the
memory of President Roosevelt's suc
cess In restoring peaoe by re-naming
a street Thoodore. Roosevelt Strasse.
and cabling the thanks of the City of
Vienna. The proposal has been form
ally introduced and is set down for
BLAGK CUTS ON HE
FIRST SPECIAL HOO HOO TltAIN
Reception Committee Is Ready to
Receive tho -Visitors and Pro
gramme Is Completed.
The fourteenth annual concatenation of
the "house of Hoo Hoo will assemble in
this city next Saturday, when an assem
blage estimated at 3000 will be In attend
ance at the conclave. The emblem of the
black cat will be seen everywhere in the
next few days, for the delegates will com
mence to arrive In tho "World's Fair city
at 5:20 this afternoon, when the Chlcago
St Louis special, with tho Eastern contin
gent will reach Portland. They will be
met "by the members of the local reception
committee, who will "conduct them to tho
Hoo Hoo headquarters, and afterwards to
The delegation from "Washington, ac
companied by the big black cat will reach
here tomorrow afternoon at 5:30, and they
will be met by the reception committee
and a band. All the final arrangements
4or the reception of the visiting members
of the order were completed last night
ana the programme will be carried out In
Its entirety. It is the intention of the
local fraternity to make this reunion a
memorable one in the history of the order,
and they are sparing no pains or expense
In the effort toward this end.
The Oslrian cloister, the higher degree
of the Hoo Hoo, will hold Its annual busi
ness meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00
o'clock. In the Elks and Knights of Pyth
ias Hall. Initiations to the elevated rank
will be held in the afternoon, and tho
evening will be devoted to a '"banquet to
be tendered the newly initiated members.'
Saturday will be taken up with business
and social meetings.
The order of Hoo Hoo proper will as
semble In concatenation Saturday morn
ing, at.:the regular hour of the order. S.-09
The programme for the coming week
constitutes a concatenation on the roof of
the Armory, business meetings and a trip
to the Oaks In the evening on Monday.
Business sessions and a moonlight excur
sion up the Columbia will occupy Tues
day, and Wednesday will be given over to
seeing the Exposition V and hitting the
Veterans of the Blue -Show
Effects' of Age.
GREAT PARADE IN DENVER
Many Fall Out of Line-Exhausted
and Watch Sturdier Comrades.
Ex - Confederate Creates
Applause With Flag.
DENVER, Sept 6. The main event of
the Grand Army Encampment was the
grand parade which occurred today. To
the veteran the prlvilegd'of again keeping
in step with comrades of the bivouac of
'61 is one for which no hardship seems too
great . to' undergo, no order too sovere to
undertake. Many who marched the two
miles today were exhausted when the
end was reached, and many others, weak
ened by age, fell out of line long beforo
the Journey was completed. These tot
tering old veterans, regretting their inabil
ity to remain in the parade and giving ev
ery evidence of their feelings, would
be cared for by the persons nearest at
hand, led to a place where they could
rest and recover from their exhaustion,
it was a common slzht to see a gray
haired old soldier sitting on the curbing
gazing wistfully at his more sturdy com
rades as they passed him by.
Tho ovation given the marchers was un
stinted. The streets were packed with
people, and the windows and roofs of
buildings along the line of march
swarmed with humanity. The cheering
was continuous, and the grizzled old war
riors were kept busy bowing acknowl
edgments 'and raising their hats in cour
teous salute. The column formation for
the great parade was as follows:
Order of March.
Platoon of mounted police.
George "W. Cook band and drum corps.
Grand Marshal Colonel George, El Ran
dolph and staff.
Commander-in-Chief John R. King.
, Chief of Staff J. J. McCurdy.
Senior Vice-Commander G. "W. Patten.
Surgeon-Goncral V. R. King.
Adjutant-General J. E. Gllroan.
Junior Vice-Commander E. B. sailings.
Judge Advocate-General O. L. Moore.
Chapialn-In-Chlcf J. H. Bradford..
Assistant Quartcrmaster-Geaeral J. H.
Executive committee, council of admin'
Istratkm Colonel S. C. James. Cetenel L.
W. Cefllns, General J. "W. Hersey, Gen
eral W. H. Armstrong, Colon ei J. C
General George "W. Cook, chairman of
the Denver executive committee.
National Association of Civil War Musi
cians Drum and Fife Corps.
Disabled National officers in oarriagos.
The various state' departments In the
following order: Illinois. Wisconsin.
Pennsylvania. Ohio. New York, .Connecti
cut Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine.
California, Nevada. Rhode Island. New
Hampshire. Vermont Potomac, Virginia.
Maryland. Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa,
Indiana. Delaware, Minnesota, Missouri.
Oregon, Kentucky. "Wost Virginia, South
Dakota. "Washington. Arkansas. New
Mexico. Utah. Tonnessee. Louisiana, Mis
sissippi, Florida. Texas. Montana. Idaho.
Arizona, Georgia, Alabama. North Da-
nuui. muian jerruory, uKiaaoma. Colo
rado and Wyoming.
Light showers had fallen during the
night, but the weather cleared this morn-.
Jng, and the annual Grand Army parade
has never taken place under more favor
Arrangement Most Perfect.
Three hours were consumed by the pro
cession in pansing the grandstand. Col
onel Harper Morchood. chairman of the
. parade committee, estimated that 1S.O00
members of the Grand Army participated
In the parade Kansas carried off the
honors for the largest representation,
having nearly 2500 men in Use.
The most perfect arrangements portble
for communication and emergency service
were provided. Telephone station? were
placed along the route of march and phy
sicians were In attendance every block or
so. A horseman was unseated by his
frlghtoned mount and In falling broke a
finger. A surgeon stationed near by had
nsen the accident and the man was
astride his animal and in line again
before the procesoSon had progressed two
blocks from where the accident occurred.
General Donaldson, of St Louis, was
stricken with heart failure, and was car
ried to a hospital 'in an ambulance. His
recovery is doubtful.
Ex-Rebel Waves Union Flag.
There were many interesting features
connected with the parade, but perhaps
the most impressive was the appearance
of an ox-Confederate soldier in the gray
uniform of his fighting days. ' A great
cheer rent the air an he stood alone in a
carriage waving the Stars and Stripes and
bowing to the multitude
Both the National Encampment of the
G. A. R. and the annual meeting of the
Woman's Relief Corps will open tomor
Numerous schemes for entertaining the
hoots of visitors were worked out by the
committee on entertainment
A reception was tendered Commander-in-Chief
General King at the Brown Pal
ace Hotel, by the Ladies of the G. A. R.
Spanish Wnr, Veterans Reunion.
3IILWAUKEE. Wis,. Sept 6. The
seoond annual reunion of the United
States Spanish "War Veterans begins
its sessions at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning and will last three days. Tho
first day will be taken up with ad
dresses of welcome and responses and
reports of officers and the appointment
of committees. Friday the election
of officers will take place. The great
parade will occur on Saturday .and this
will be followed by an old-time camp
fire at one of the parks where speech
making and singing of patriotic songs
will be held. About5000 delegates "and
members are expected to attend the
MAIL-DRIVERS. ' ON STRIKE
Refusal of Higher Wages Tics Up
- New York Mall Wagons.
NEW YORK. Sept 6. Threo hundred
drivers of mall wagons quit their jobs to
night More than a score of them desert
ed their wagons at the Mail-street en
trance of the general Poatofllce after they
haff received word that the strike had
been decided upon. It Is an echo -of tht
trouble over wages some weeks ago. The
leaders pf the men say that the agree
ment: the bosses made with them has not
been lived up to. They also demand, an
Increase of wages.
Acting Superintendent of Malls Fox said
at' the PostoOce after the men" had left
the wagons, that although, there were ISO
mall routes to be4 delivered to railroad
etatidns and -branch offices up to 3 o'clock
Thursday morning, he thought thero
would be, no difficulty Jn keeping, the serv
All .of the .men are employed by the New
York-Mali, Compaayj-. The.215., jicii .in con-
ference tonight in view of the question of
strike decided unanimously, according to
the statement of the president, Thomas
Landy, to go on strike.
"The understanding was," said Landy.
"that all of the men were to ret J2.10 per
day. Tho men driving the one-horse
wagons are content with this agreement
but the drivers of the two-horse wagons
want JZXO a day. "We reported this fact
to Mr. Travis, but he took no action."
WILL NOT GRANT EIGHT HOURS
Employing Printers Solid Against
Demand of Union.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Sept 6. The
United Typo the La e of America continued
Its convention here today. The one ab
sorbing topic of discussion and conversa
tion was the demand of the printers for
the eight-hour day. The convention Is
solidly opposed to the demand. There
seems to be no sign of weakening tho
position of the executive committee taken
yesterday, namely, not to grant the eight
hour day under present conditions.
This afternoon a telegram from J. TV.
Sramwood, secretary of the eight-hour
committee of tho International Typo
graphical Union, announced that Presi
dent Lynch and Vice-President Hayes, of
the eight-hour committee, would be in
Niagara Falls tomorrow. It was resolved
that the courtesies of the convention be
extended to Messrs. Lynch and Hayes
when they arrive.
Shooting at Union Meeting.
NEW YORK. Sept 6. One man was
shot and a riot narrowly averted last
night during a meeting of tho Progres
sive Marble Polishers' Union. Con
flicting stories of the shooting are
told by members, but the police ar
rested a walking delegate, whom they
charged with felonious assault on
The trouble, it is said, arose over the
attempt of the Italian clement In the
union, of which Valentir posed as a
leader, to oust the walking delegate.
Refuse to Accept Arbitration.
NEW YORK. Sept 6. The Amalgamat
ed Sheet Metal Wofkors. who are on a
strike In this city for an Increase of
wages, decided at a mass meeting last
night to disregard orders for their return
to work, pending arbitration. The order
was Issued by the executive committee of
the general arbitration board of the Build
ing Trades Employes' Association. The
unions declared the strike to be an inex
cusable violation of the arbitration agree
ment It is expected that the employers
will now declare a lockout and endeavor
to nil the strikers places.
GOES AFTER PLSTT
3IAE WOOD SAYS SHE "TIPPED
OFF" OFFICIAL SECRETS. -
Helped Him to Prevent Payne From
Recommending Post Checks
and Saved Him Much Cash.
OMAHA. Sept. 6. Mae a Wood to
day mod a civil suit in the District
Court against United States Senator
Thomas C Piatt and the United States
Express Company for $25,000 for al
leged services rendered to the defend
ants. Miss Wood's petition alleges that
while she was employed by the Gov
ernment in the Postoffice Department
nt Washington, she rendered services
to the defendants by "tipping off" the
inside workings- of the office and by
assisting to keep out of Postmaster
General Payne's annual report of May.
1902. a recommendation of tho "post
check" system, thus saving the ex
press company several hundred thou
sands of dollars.
In the affidavit Miss Wood sets up
the non-residence of the defendants
and asks tho court to grant a garnish
ment of the express company.
NEW RULING AT STANFORD
Students Without Diplomas Will
Have to Stnnd Examination.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.. Sept.
6. A new regulation that will affect
the graduates of a number of High
Schools and private preparatory
schools In the state of California and
other states from which Stanford Uni
versity receives Its students, was an
nounced tonight from the office of the
register of the university. Hereafter
no students will be admitted to the
university without examination, unless
they can show a diploma from some
preparatory school which gives a four
In California there are not many of
this kind, but In Oregon and Nevada
there are a large number from which
many students come to Stanford every
year. Many of Stanford's mcJst prom
inent men have in the past come from
Portland, Or., and as the new rule will
Interfere with every preparatory school
In Portland. It is feared that many
good men will now turn from Stanford
to other universities where entrance
is easy. The reason for putting this
new regulation into practice Is to
maintain the policy of the university
toward a smaller student-body.
NOT HURT JYTHE TAINT
But Mission Board Admits Rocke
feller Row Affected Receipts.
BOSTON. Sept 6. The American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions has completed Its accounts for
Its business year and. in antlcpatlon of
its 96th annual meeting. -Which will be
held., .at Seattle September 14 to IS,
today issued ' the -following financial
The total receipts for the year amount to
JS12.149. With the exception of two yeari.
when' Urge debts have been paid, this la the
greatest ran the board has ever received In
one year. In view of the falling- off In lepa
c!e durlnr recent years. It Is noticeable that
there has been a rain of about $30,000 from
that source during 1WH-03. Aside from the
receipts from the auxiliary women's board.
. there has been also a caln In donations
' ffftm AiifkIi.. imA Inill.Mn.l.
On account of certain emergencies and un
usual conditions In the foreign fields and the
Inevitable growth of a. prosperous work, the
expenditures for the board hare been con
siderably above those of former yeari, so
that the account closes with a deficit or
S1S8.S27. It U expected that this will be
somewhat reduced by payments from th
auxiliary societies within a few weeks.
"While the controversy over the acceptance
of tho gift from John D. Rockefeller has
probably affected the receipts of the board
In some measure, the Interest of the pastors
and church members In the work of the
board Is said to be on the Increase and the
officials look forward to the next year with
Burned hy Gasoline Explosion.
CHICAGO. Sept 6. Special.) Henry
Cheatham-, chauffeur for M, J. Spiegel, and
Mrs. Cheatham were burned, probably fa
tally, in an explosion of gasoline while
the couple was filling Spiegel's automobile
in a barn, at Kenwood, this afternoon,
They were rescued from the barn, which
took fire, by fireman, and hurried to a
The .Denver Mc Elo Grando his estab
lished through Pullstaa standard sleeping
car cervice? between Portland and Denver,
leaving Portland at SOS P. M.. spendlnr
seven hours la Salt Lake City second day
and arriving in Doaver afternoon of fol
lowing day. For rrvfcUeM aU at 1M
LOST IN LIFEBOAT
Seventeen Men of the British
Steamer Tropic Drown.
ASHORE ON ROCKY COAST
Storm Drives Her on Beach In South
America and. Men Going lor
Aid Ncver Returns-Ship
CHARLESTON. S. a. Sept 6. The Brit
ish steamship Tropic. ZM0 tons. Captain
Barber, arrived" in this port today after
a voyage lasting nearly three months.
The second mate, purser and 15 seamen
Sailing from Valparaiso. Chile. June 23.
the Tropic met with bad weather at once
and on June 23. while of Cape Putu and
about 15 miles from Constitution, the
ship went hard aground not over .SCO
yards from the beach. High seas were
running. The second mate, purser and 15
seamen put out in the first lifeboat for
Constitution for aid, but never returned.
All night the seas dashed over the
Tropic and the 20 men on board momen
tarily expected the end. Morning brought
hope in the sight of men on shore, but
there seemed to bo no way to get to the
ship. The captain, with a kite, sent a
cord to shore; next a line and next a
hawser was landed. On this the men went
ashore. When the storm abated some
what the vessel was found to be undam
aged. A naval court exonerated the cap
tain and crew.
The grounding is accredited to a devia
tion of the ship's compasses and the
prevalence of a strong Inset current off
Putu. In latitude 35: south and longitude
72:20 west The Tropic was 23 days over
due. BOGUS VOTERS CUT OUT
Philadelphia List Purged of 48,000
Xames Illegally There.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept 6. The asses
sors of the 1HH election districts of the
city, whose duty It Is to place In voting
lists the namos of all qualified electors,
completed their revision of the lists to
day. Unusual Interest was taken In their
work, because of the allegations that more
than 50,030 fraudulent names had been
placed on the lists. For the last two
months the policemen and other employes,
under the dlrccton of Mayor "Weaver and
the City Party, have been making a can
vass of the city for the purpose of purging
the lists of Illegal voters. The police
made reports alleging that more than 60,
C names were on the lists In violation
of the election laws. The assessors set
yesterday and today to revise the lists.
The number of names stricken off by
the assessors will not be known for sev
eral days. The secretary of the City
Party tonight estimated that at lease 43,
000 names had bpen dropped.
SPEAK OUT ON RACE QUESTION
Maryland Republicans Oppose Both
Disfranchisement and Equality.
BALTIMORE. Sept. 6. The Republican
State Convention, which met here today.
wa3 presided over by Secretary of the
Navy Charles J. Bonaparte. The "dis
franchise amendment" to the state con
stitution was denounced in the platform
adopted, which also said in part:
T"he Republican party of the State of
Maryland favors no social equality among
the races, favors no negro domination
over white people here or elsewhere and
can be depended upon to guard against
the establishment of either of these con
ditions In Maryland."
EXPECT B00MJN ORIENT
Railroads Say Close of War "Will In
crease American Trade.
CHICAGO. Sept. 6. Officers of the big
railway systems operating between Chi
cago and the Pacific Coast are enthusias
tic over the proppects for Increased trade
between this country and tho Orient The
fact that the war was settled through the
interposition of American authorities, they
say. will create a friendly feeling toward
this country In the Far East.
Speaking of the prospects. J. C. Stubbs.
traffic director of the Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific and. Oregon Short Line,
We look fer a boom In trade between this
country and the Orient. Japan and China
have awakened as never before, and will
need a great quantity of supplies. The fact
that the United States figured so prominent
ly in the peace negotiations has stirred in
terest in this country with Japan and other
Oriental governments, if our manufactur
ers and merchants take advantage of our
friendly relations, a big Interchange of busl
nes with tlfis country must result. With
peace and a friendly feeling in the Orient
and American ownership of the Hawaiian
and Philippine Islands, the United States
ought te become a factor in the Far Easfand
we expect a boom in traffic for our roads be
tween the Mississippi Valley and Pacific
Scven-Ycar-OId Boy Hero.
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Sept 6. News has
been received here of a terrible accident at
Gila Bend, resulting In the death of Mrs.
D. "Wintermute and babe and the slight
Injury of her 7-year-old son. who proved a
hero. A lamp exploded while Mrs. "Win
termute was lighting It and she was
burned so badly that she died in a few
hours: The baby was on fire when the
brother dragged her to the arms of res
cuers, though- fatally burned. The boy
placed a small hose In action and worked
so desperately to savo the property from
burning that he narrowly escaped death
himself. The woman might have been
saved from death but for a vicious house
dog. which kept the rescuers away until
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