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VOL. XLV- 2T0. 13,967.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HILL IS C
Portland and Seattle Backed
by Northern Pacific
DOWN THE NORTH BANK
flnrrlman's Club Is the Canadian
Pacific Which May Be Given
Trackage Over O. R. & X.
Vancouver is Just at present the cen
ter of more railroad actvity than any
other looallty in the Northwest. In the
Washington town, pioneer military cen
ter of the Columbia bRSin, and seat of
Clark County, are brought together
those day more railroad engineers, of
Qctaie of the executive and engineering
departments and construction contract
ors and supervisors than in any other
locaJty, for it happens to be the strat
egeile vantage ground from which the
nld can be most advantageously di
rected In the determination of the Hill
raJlrondc to find a water grade route
Into Portland, and at the same time af
ford an outlet on easy grades for the
inuw-PacMc freight entered through
port of Paget Sound. At the beginning
of the prose t year it was officially de
c14od by directors of the Northern Pa
cific to oorry forward the long-projected
line down the north bank of the Co
lumbia River, but it was then planned
not to begin actual construction work
until the Spring of 106. Incorporation
recently of the W'allula & Pacific was
the nrst time opposition, that it was
anticipated might arise, took concrete
form and then began the feverish hasto
with which tho community of Vancou
ver has Ween startled during the past
Activity Is Revealed.
In the Judgment of the host informed
the activity that has revealed to the
public tho advanced condition of af
fairs in plane for building the road and
bridging two groat waterways does
not moan that grading of the entire
line is to be prosecuted with the rapid
ity rfuggested by this preliminary move
ment. It te understood to mean that all
stratogfc ontr !Hg t 'j 1 Owhtmbhi,
whore construction is difficult and nec
ramrily expensive and tedious where
mar occar the difficulties that one
transportation corporation may throw
In the line of its advancing competitor,
will be hurriod to oompletion. Cape
Horn. Cook's and Collins Springs are
some of the points where tho forces of
engineers and small -gangs of construc
tion men have been placed to protect
the Interests of the locator.
Right of way has been secured prac
tically all of the way from White Sal
mon to Vancouver In the name of the
Portland & Seattle Railroad Company,
the right of way work having been
chlvfly done by a! R. Upright, formerly
of the Northern Pacific, now of the
road with the now name that has not
yet become a legal creation, papers of
incorporation not yet having been filed,
although It Is understood all is in road
Ines to do so. including the map of
definite location of the proposed route.
A R. Upright arrived at Vancouver
Monday and 1 now working in the ter
ritory between the right of way already
secured at tnat point and Washougal.
Northern Pacific Men.
A. G. Avery, formerly of Seattle, who'
has been generally understood to be a
Northern Pacific attorney, is general
couneel. and W. W. Bethel, also a former
Northern Pacific employe. Is chief engi
neer of the Portland &. Seattle Company,
while It is stated that the employes along
the route have been paid oft with North
ern Pacific checks,, and that Charles Ev
Levey, third vice-president of the North
ern Pacific, is the oxecutive director of
the new enterprise. The officials directly
Identified with the work in progress are
extremely reticent concerning their labors
or the plans.
Messrs. Avery and Bethel have con
cluded the lease at Vancouver of the en
tire socond floor of the now Packard
building on Main street, 55x80 feet, which
is being hurried to completion by a large
force of carpenters and subdivided to
meet the requirements of the engineers
and legal department as headquarters.
The local ticket office of the- Northern
Pacific, S. J. Miller, agent, Is located in
the lower part of the same building.
Will Build High Bridge.
As previously stated in The Oregonlan.
the officials have no intention of con
structing another drawbridge across the
"Willamette, but Instead will build a high
bridre between the high points along the
rix-er near St. Johns, on the Peninsula,
across to the bluffs on the "West Side.
Right of way has been held for some time
the greater part of the distance across
the Peninsula, and the Columbia, it is
virtually decided, will be spanned with a
modem steel structure, with draw, at
the point where in 1890 a pier was placed
or. the Washington side of the stream for
the now defunct Portland & Puget Sound
Railroad. Evidence of this is had in tho
fact that owners of three tracts of realty
at that end of the site, E. R. Schofleld,
William Ranck and T. E. and Hazel Dan
iels, are negotiating with agents for sale
of the land, aggregating about 70 acres.
It is asserted that two parties are bidding
for this ground, and that they seem to
represent different interests.
Congress granted right-of-way for the
railroad along the river front through
the military reservation, but the com
pany desired to place the trackage
through the barracks at about where
Fifth street intersects. This privilege
was denied and now it is possible that
they will be allowed to pass through at
the Internection of Second street, two
blocks from the river, thereby getting
above tho high water-line with a low
trestle that can later be filled' and leveled
back to the parade ground. That the lo
cation through the reservation has been
definitely decided is known, because the
new storehouses were built with special
reference to convenience of switch tracks
to be run from the main line.
What Stands Out Clearly.
East of the reservation the Northern
Pacific owns 200 acres, acquired two years
ago, being what is known as the Blurock
Farm, and which it was understood was
Intended as the site for a mill of the
Weyerhauser Lumber Company. Plans
have so entirely changed since that time
that the purpose to which the acreage
will be devoted is another of the things
that will await the time when the com
pany takes the public into confidence.
In all these developments what stands
out most prominently is that the Port
land & Seattle Railroad Company pro
poses to have a railroad line down the
north bank of the Columbia as soon as
It can be built, but the grade will not be
thrown up this Winter, for a consider
able portion of the mileage whore the
right-of-way hag already been obtained
and there 1? no possibility of a rival ac
quiring the only available strip on which
the roadway can be established. It is
known positively that the plan is for
the track to follow down the stream all
the way from Wallulu to Vancouver. The
Columbia River & Northern will form no
part of a link in the cut-oft from the
main line, its acquisition never having
been for the purpose, but to prevent its
use by rival Interests in a blocking game.
Two Points of Bnttle-Ground.
Two points will be the battle-ground of
the two great systems of Hill and Harrl
man, in thlB new construction. One will
be the old Portage Railroad on the Wash
ington side at Cascade, which has been
receiving attention within a few months
past for the first time in years from the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company,
and which. It is reported, is being operat
ed as a means of holding the right of
way. The other will be on the peninsula
between Portland and Vancouver. Sev
eral months ago the Oregon Railroad &
Navigation Company completed a survey
around the lower ehd of the peninsula
under pretext o getting a necessary wa-ter-gnfde
trackage to do away with the
line through Sullivan's Gulch. It is now
rumored that as soon as the Hill project
begins to assume definite shape there will
be building activity of the Harrlman line
also on the peninsula.
During the past ten days three survey
parties have departed from Vancouver
to make final locations of different por
tions of the route. The first was under
the leadership of E. W. Lewis, of St.
Paul, which departed a week ago last
Sunday, consisting of 17 men. The second
followod one day later, with about the
same number, in charge of W. D. CI egg,
of St. Paul, and Included W. J. Honry
and James Battlen, of the same city, ana
S. E. Knowles, of Minneapolis. Last
Thursday the third party arrived, in
charge of M. Woldson, who isln charge
of construction, and said to represent the
general contractors. This was a gang
of about 20 men.
Horses Are Bought.
Two teams of horses wore bought at
Vancouvor, $200 each being paid for the
animals, and there were quite a number
of other horses brought in.- A complete
commissary outfit and several tons of
groceries and food for man and beast
were transferred from cars to boats. Last
Sunday night the Regulator Line steamer
worked all night transferring the ma
terial and conveying it to a point up the
river. One carload of dirt carts was left
at Vancouver, because of the boat not
having room for more cargo. Up to last
night no. other material had arrived at
It is rumored on seemingly good author
ity that a large part of the work has been
contracted already, but Jf this is true, no
evidence of the fact is yet had in the
movement that has taken place at Van
couver. Construction equipment that has
gone to the new line up to thin time is
all that of the Northern Pacific Com
pany, according to those who have ob
served its transfer. Indeed, this seems
to bear out the other fact recited that
the company hastily decided upon the
course now being pursued, and had no
time In which to award, contracts.
In Supervising Capacity.
George R. Young, of St. Paul. Is en
gaged In a supervising capacity over the
other engineers engaged in the active field
work, thus relieving W. W. Bethel of
that feature of the work and leaving him
free to work on mapping out the engi
neering problems that must be solved.
One force of men Is working four miles
east of Cape Horn on the Prlndle prop-,
erty, where father and son own about
two miles of waterfront along tho Colum
bia. Another is . working on the. tunnel
project at Cape Horn, and another at or
Yesterday information was received In
Vancouver that the first gang of work
men to begin on the Columbia River
bridge would arrive in Vancouver the lat
ter part of the present week. This could
not be confirmed, but it Is understood
that one bridge gang of the Northern
Pacific now at Kalaraa has been ordered
A. Beamer. division superintendent of
the Northern Padilc at- Spokane, and
who bears the reputation of being one of
the strong men of the operating depart
ment of that company, with experience In
construction affairs, was among the of
ficials who visited Vancouver yesterday.
Income In Business.
jinere has been a decided increase In the
volume of business transacted by Vancou
ver merchants during the brief period of
a few weeks, since the activity of the
railroad builders became so marked. 'Not
alone in the added number of people visit
ing the Clarke County capital, but in the
general trade thereby developed.
Neither must it be understood that all
of the -activity is to, be credited to the
Portland & Seattle road, for the Wallula
& Pacllc Is to be considered In the bustle
that has been brought upon the town.
Senator E. M. Rand, who, with L. G-er-llnger
and James P. Stapletoh, was Idea-
M 1 HUNDRED
GONE TO DEATH
Togo's Victorious Battleship
Mikasa Blown Up by
ADMIRAL NOT ON BOARD
Fire Spreads to Magazines, Which
Explode, Killing Whole Crew
and Many Rescuers Ship
Will Bo Raised.
FIXAL TOTAL OF CASUALTIES.
LONDON. Sept. 13. The Tkle oor
reipondent of the Times sr that the
casualties resulting from the loss t
the battleship Mikasa are five killed,
251 missing and 343 weunded.
SASEBO, Sept. 12. Admiral Togo's- flag,
ship, the Mikasa. was destroyed by fire
and the explosion of her magazine at an
early hour last Monday morning while
peacefully lying at anchor In this harbor.
Hundreds of lives', including mombors of
her crew and men from other ships who
went to the rescue, were lost.
This little town, which has suddenly
risen to prominence since the outbreak
of the recent war. had spent a quiet Sun
day, peace having been established. Sev
eral warships were In the harbor and
they presented an object of pride, but the
quiet slumber of the night, while the peo
ple were dreaming of peace after, an un
paralleled series of victories-, was -violently
disturbed a little after midnight by
a terrific explosion accompanied by a se
An eager crowd assembled on the coast,
only to discover that a terrible death had
overtaken the beloved Mikasa. the flag
ship of the great Togo, who had led his"
men te victory in the life and death
struggle in which the nation had Just
been engaged. Words are powerless to
describe the profound disappointment and
sorrow attending this great catastrophe.
The absence of Admiral Togo from the
ship at the time of the explosion and the
hope that the vessol can be repaired are
the only redeomlng features of the un
precedented calamity. A deep feeling of
sympathy toward the unfortunate suffer
ers after a ceswitlon, of hostilities per
meates every class.
TWICE THREE HUNDRED MEN
Togo's FIag6hip Blown Up and All
on Board Killed or Injured.
TOKIO. Sept. 12. (2 P. M.) The
Navy Department announces that the
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 62
deg-.; minimum. 60. Precipitation. .S9 ef
TODAY'S Shower and wanner. South
Llnlcvitch accepts Oyama's terms for armis
tice. Page 4.
Wltte sails for Europe, giving Jews hope of
equality. Page 4.
Why Mikado agreed to Russia's terms en in
demnity. Page 4.
Komura reriously 111 la New York. Page 1.
Opponents of treaty will receive Komura,
with funeral rites on return. Page 4.
Togo's battleship destroyed by explosion.
Thousands ef smuggled rifles seized among
Flnnlth rebels. Page 3.
Cosr&oks slaughter Socialists at Tinis,
Sweden refuses to change terms of disunion
with Norway. Page 4.
Great Zambesi bridge on Capo to Cairo rail
road opened. Page 4.
Crank attempts to interview Roosevelt and
Is arrested. Page 0.
Heyburn. sole opponent of forestry policy.
will be ignored. Page 1.
Bryan speaks on Democratlo policy en trust
Issue. Page 3.
Addioks threatens to expose bribetakers It
they deesrt Mm. Page 1.
Four candidates desert machine ticket in
Philadelphia. Page 1.
Revelation of methods of New York Life In
surance Company. Page 1.
Frelghthandlers strike threatens Chicago.
Lawson turns tables on man who sued him.
Seals shut out the Commuters; Iberg batted
hard. Page 8. '
J. S. Partridge chosen by Republican
League caucus as candidate for Mayor of
San Francisco, Page 3.
Two persons reported killed and a number ef
barns burned in the Willamette Val
ley. Page S.
Thomas Bayne dragged to death by runaway
team near Helix. Or. Page 5
Senator Ankeny says a dredger must be run
to keep open the mouths ef Columbia's
.tributaries. Page 4.
Refusal of Engineer Lewis to sign certifi
cates holds up patent asked for by
Deschutes Irrigation Company. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine
Local butter market unsettled. Page 13.
Barley shorts badly squeezed at San Fran
cisco. Page 13.
Gtfod support to weak wheat market at
Chicago. Page 13.
Storm causes little rite in Willamette.
Page 12. m
Sealing schooner Carraenclta changes name
to Acapulco. Page 12.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions. J 4.03 L Page 8.
Missouri will celebrate today by welcoming
Governor Folk to the Fair. Page 8.
Spokane has great day at the Centennial.
Portland and Vicinity.
Arthur Mackenzie and Bernlce Stewart
elope. Page 14.
Hill will build into Portland down north
bank of Columbia. Page 1.
Hop yield Is disappointing. Page 12.
Order of Hoo Hoo elects supreme nine.
Fire Chiefs hold convention. Page 14.
Slaughttr-house case comes up. Page 12.
Witness Watklns says he colored his evi
dence lo favor defense In previous trials
cf Williamson. Page 7.
battleship Mikasa has been destroyed
by lire and the explosion of her maga
zine causing the loss of 539 lives, in
cluding men of other ships who went
to the rescue.
The fire started from an unknown
cause at midnight on Sunday, Septem
ber 10. Before the officers could be
rescued the Are reached the aft mag
azine, which exploded, blowing a hole
in the port side of the vcssoi below the
water line ana causing the ship to sink.
An nvestlgatlon Is now being held to
determine the cause of the Are.
In the battle of the Sea of Japan the
Mikasa was the heaviest loser of tho
Japanese ships, having killed and
wounded. She led the Japanese fleet
into action, and approached nearer to
the Russians than any other battleship.
The Mikasa was also the flagship of
Admiral Togo after the great naval
battle off Ifort Arthur on August 10.
1901, on which occasion the Japanese
flagship ulso suffered the most, but
continued in the fighting line. On that
occasion the Mikasa had four officers
and 29 men killed, six officers and 29
men severely wounded and four officers
and 29 men slightly wounded.
The Mikasa was one of the largest
and most powerful vessels in the Jap
anese navy. She was built at Barrow,
England, and was launched In 1932. She
hod a displacement of 15,200 tons, and
hor speed was lSi knots, with 16,431
indicated horse-power. Her armament
consisted af four 12-Inch. 14 six-inch, 20
12-pounders, eight three-pounders, four
2 Vi -pounders and eight mlllmeter guns.
TOKIO. Sept. 12. (Tuesday 6 P. M.)
Admiral Togo was not on board the
Mikasa when the disaster to the battle
DISASTER MAKES JAPAN MOURN
Ship Sunk In Sasebo Harbor and Can
TOKIO. Sept, 12. (6 P. M.) The dis
aster to the battleship Mikasa has cast a
gloom everywhere. The Mikasa. as Togo's
flagship, was endeared to the hearts of
the peopled .
Tho ship was at anchor in Sasebo Har
bor when the Are started at the base of
the mainmast at midnight. It spread
with great rapidity, exploding the after
magazine about half an hour after the
Are had been discovered.
The Mikasa sank in shallow water and
it Is believed the ship can be repaired.
Rescuing parties were sent from the
various warships In the harbor and there
were heavy casualties among them.
Various conjectures are current as to
the cause of the Are. Some attribute It
to an ovcrchargo of electricity.
Great relief was felt throughout Japan
when it was learned that Admiral Togo
was not on board the ship at the time of
Ill in m but heyjurn
SENATOR IS IDAHO'S SOLE OP
PONENT OF FORESTRY,
Ills Opposition to Roosevelt Policy
Is Based on Prejudice and
Will Be Ignored.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 12. President Roosevelt has
been advised that Idaho, through Its Gov
ernor, has accepted his forestry policy
and will hereafter co-operate with the
National Government In the preserva
tion of forests. Itwas explained to him
that Senator Heyburn still holds out,
but the President has been assured that
Mr. Heyburn stands practically alone and
will In time be obliged to abandon his
untenable position and follow Governor
In official circles it is explained that Mr.
Hey bunt's weakness rests in the fact
that his opposition -exists from bias, and
that his protests have gone to the ex
treme of grossly misrepresenting condi
tions. President Roosevelt, having dis
covered the nature of Mr. Heyburn's op
position, will give it little consideration
in the futnre. Hereafter the forestry
policy will be carried, forward In Idaho
regardless of what Mr. Heyburn may
say or do.
Idaho .was the only Western State that
had not acquiesced In Mr. Roosevelt's for
Northwest Postal Affairs.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 1Z Rural free delivery route
No. 1 has been ordered established No
vember 15, at Monroe, Snohomish County,
Wash., serving 44 people and 103 houses.
Mrs. Alice Vert has been appointed
postmaster at Maude, Wash., vice James
KOMURA REPORTED WORSE
Doctor Summoned in Haste Envoy
Determined on Departure.
NEW YORK. Sept. 12. Dr. Francis De
laAeld has been called from his Summer
home In Hot Springs. Va., to treat Baron
Komura, theJapanese peace envoy, who
has been ill In his hotel for several days.
This gave color to a report that the en
voy's condition is not as favorable as
had been announced this evening. Df.
Delafleld is on the way to this city, and
is expected to visit Baron Komura tomor
row. Baron Komura was somewhat Im
proved earlier In the day, his fever being
abated appreciably. He was still, however,
confined to his bed and members of his
suite said that he was In too weak and
nervous a condition to be shown the re
port from Rome that his family had been
Mr. Sato, official spokesman for the
Japanese party, sold thatno dispatches
had been received by the peace envoys
which could furnish any ground for be
lieving the reported misfortune, and added
that the other members of the Japanese
mission considered the report to be en
Notwithstanding his weakened condi
tion the Baron Is determined to leave
New Tork on Thursday to begin his
homeward trip as originally planned.
At the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel late to
night it -was said that Baron Komura's
condition was somewhat improved.
PLAY SHELL GIL
Schemes of New York Life to
UNWILLING WITNESS TELLS
Oross-Examlncr Pulls Truth Out o'f
Treasurer Randolph With Pin
cers, but He Shields
TRICKS IN INSURANCE.
December 31, 1003. New Tork Life
Insurance Company has $4i000.000 In
ternational Mercantile Marine stock.
It must report thaday te State Su
perintendent of Insurance, showing"
not over J3.C0O.00O of such stock.
It sells on that day JSOO.000 of that
stock to J. P. Morgan & Co.. then re
ports assets. Including only 13.200.000.
January 2. 1804. It buys JS0O.0OO
Mercantile Marine stock from J. P.
Morgan & Co.
NEW YORK. Sept. 12. Selling $800.
09 In bonds one day and buying them
back the next except one, a holiday In
tervening. In order to keep within
statements mads In the New Tork Life
Insurance Company's report to the Su
perintendent of Insurance, was the sen
sational disclosure" made toda"y at the
session of the legslatlve insurance In
vestigating committee. The fact was
drawn from Edmund D. Randolph,
treasurer of the New York Life, late
In the day after Charles E. Hughes,
of counsel to the committee, had la
bored for more than an hour to get a
direct answer to a direct question from
The Inquiry had dragged through a
mass of figures during almost the en
tire day, but it was not until near the
hour for ending the session, that the
sensatonal feature was brought out.
Earlier in the day Mr. Randolph had
handed Mr. Hughes a schedule of syn
dicate underwrltlngs and transaction
of tire New York Life for the last ten
years. This statement waa to show,
and a, footnote so stated, that the com
panyhnd 'participated In no syndicate
transactions that had been closed out
with n loss. Among the syndicate
transactions wasthe underwriting of
the navigation syndcate, or Interna
tional Mercantile Marine.
Done to Fool Insurance Office.
Mr. Hughes drew from the witness
that there was an aggregate of $ 4.000,
000 the New York Life paid J. P. Mor
gan & Co., on this "Joint account." Mr.
Hughes then took up a sales item dated
December 31, 1903. of $03,000 of Inter
national Mercantile Marine stock. Mr.
Randolph, replying to Mr. Hughes, said
this sale was made to J. P. Morgan &
Co., and that a purchase of $300,000
was made on January 2, 190t, from J. P.
Morgan & Co. After failing for some
timo to get a direct answer, Mr.
Hughes Anally asked Mr. Randolph:
"As a matter of fact, there was a re
port to the Superintendent of Insur
ance on December 31, 19037"
"Then the sole purpose of the trans
action was that you mght be able to tell
the Superintendent of Insurance you
had only $3,200,000 of International
Mercantile Marine shares?"
Witness hesitated and tried to evade
a direct answer, but Mr. Hughes repeat
ed the question, until Mr. Randolph
There was a momentary hush, fol
lowed by a murmur of suppressed ex-
Bonds Sold at Loss.
Following tho navigation syndicate
transaction. Mr. Hughes referred to
an item on the schedule of tho syndi
cate transactions under the date of De
cember 30. 1904, by wheh $800,300 of
bonds wero sold to J. P. Morgan & Co.,
of London, for $720,000. Mr. Randolph
admitted thai this was an outright
sale and that tho loss of $80,000 was
charged off to -the profit and loss ac
count. Mr. Hughes left the point and
took up an association known as
"Nylic" with the New York Life Insur
ance. He got from the witness the ad
mission that on April 11. 1904, a sale
of $50,000 stock to "Nyllc" was made.
The usefulness of the New York Se
curity & Trust Company to the New
York Life came out when it was testl
Aed that, while the insurance com
pany was not takng collateral loans,
It made a practice of lending Its money
to the trust company, which made the
Mr. Hughes took up the accounts of the
money deposited with the New York Se
curity & Trust Company in 1S02, which
was called account No. 4. It ran from
$$,750,000 in May and June up to $12,531,000
Jn September, and ended at well over $10,
000.000 in December.
"Now," said Mr. Hughes, "why did you
reduce the amount deposited with the
New York Security & Trust Company in
July, 1904, to $2,500,000 and keep It at that
even Agure to the end of the year? Your
balance at the beginning of 1504 was
Mr. Randolph professed Ignorance, the
impossibility of remembering every trans
action, and interrupted again and again.
Mr. Hughes begged the witness to refrain
ed the question. Mr. Randolph Anally
"There was a question, at this time
whether our relations would continue with;
the company. The consolidation of the
New York Security & Trust Company was
taking place at this time."
"Now, prior to the end- of 1901. the
trustees of the' New York Security &
Trust Company held 5005 shares, that is,
a majority of the 10.000 shares."
"Well. In March. 1904, .when the, total
stock of the company was increased to
30,000 shares, were the -holdings of the
-Witness was then led through the
change of the name of the trust company
and admitted that three accounts with
the old company were closed, and four
opened with the new one. When the
money was withdrawn from the New
York Security & Trust Company, it' was
deposited wltn the First National Bank.
This admission was elicited from the wit
ness after muoh pressure.
In reply as to the interest paid by the
various banks where the .Insurance com
pany had deposits. Mr. Randolph said all
of the banks paid '2 per cont except the
Bank of Montreal, which paid 2 per
Refuses to Give Names.
In discussing the syndicate to handle
the New Orleans railroad securities,
which .transaction was closed out In l&M.
Mr. Randolph referred to a receivership
being appointed, which was unforeseen
by the New York Life when the securities
were taken up. Witness also said that
some parties the company had expected
to Join In handling the securities bad
foiled to do so, but, when asked the
names, refused to give them. This closed
the inquiry, but Assemblyman Rogers,
who was In the chair, said to the witness
before adjourning the sitting:
"Some of the committee are not satis
Aed with your refusing to give the names
of those who participated in the Jolnt
"In answer. I would say," answered Mr.
Randolph, "that It Is an entirely confiden
tial matter; there was no Intimation on
the part of anybody of bad faith."
After adjournment. Mr. Hughes said the
examination of Mr. Randolph would prob
ably be continued tomorrow.
Custom to Give Dummy Bonds.
At the opening of today's session the
examination of Mr. Randolph had been
resumed. The removal of the preferred
stock of the Chicago, Milwaukee & fat.
Paul Railroad from the assets of the
company to satisfy the Prussian Govern
ment, which was under consideration at
the last session of the committee, was
again taken up.
Mr. Randolph testified Friday that
when the Insurance company had to
remove the stock from Its assets it
was turned over to the New York
Trust Company as collateral for a
loan, for which notes were given by
George B. Marshall, the colored mes
senger employed by the life Insurance
company at $600 a year. The trust
company was owned by officials of the
Insurance company. Hughes endeavored
to ascertain who authorized the transac
tion. Mr. Randolph could not say, de
claring: "It Is a recognized custom in finan
cial concerns to have dummy bonds. I
am sorry the name of George Marshall
has been Drought into ridicule. On
this transaction we carried it along
for ihe company, and made an addl
tlonal $200,000 for the policyholders."
The transfer of the Chicago &
Northwestern preferred stock from
the life insurance company to the
tru3t company, which was also forced
by the Prussian Government, was also
reviewed. Mr. Randolph said there
was no record on the books of the
finance' committee of the insurance
company referring to the vloans made
to Marshall and another employe
named Madison. He stated also that
he did not make any delivery of the
certificates of stock. Mr. Randolph
said that7 the sale of the Chicago &
Northwestern stocks was recorded in
the books of the company, and that the
New York Life Insurance Company re
ceived $1,700,000, which was deposited
with the New York Security & Trust
Company. Regarding both the Chi
cago & Northwestern stock and the
Chicago. ..Milwaukee & St. Paul, Mr.
You kept control of the stock after
It went oft your books so as to moke
any profit you could?"
Accounts Not in Ledger.
Taking up the non-ledger assets Mr.
Randolph said they did not appear on the
ledger, but a record was kept In a card
Index. A card for such an Index showing
the record and sale of 2100 shares of Erie
for J-10.CCO was Introduced In evidence.
This card, it was brought out. was the
only record kept of this transaction.
Cornelius C. "White, Deputy Auditor of
the New York Life Insurance Company,
was then called. He said" the $210,000 re
ceived for the Erie stock was credited
to the funds of the Hanover office of the
Mr.. Randolph, again on the stand, said,
that 5000 shares of Union Pacific. Railroad
pre'ferred stock which was received as
bonus for underwriting, never appeared
as a ledger asset, as it cost nothing. He
said that while the stocks objectionable
to Prussia were ostensibly sold off, no
such steps were taken In regard to Union
Pacific The Union Pacific stock. Mr.
Randolph said, was sold at different per
iods from 15S9 to 1S04.
The question of syndicate operations
was then taken up. Mr. Hughes drew
Mr. Randolph's attention to the fact that
stocks received by the New York Life
as a bonus for underwriting were recorded
in the card index as a non-ledger asset,
while bonds received for underwriting ap
peared as an asset on the ledger. Mr.
Randolph did not know why this was
done. He presented Mr. Hughes with a
pamphlet entitled "Participation In Syndi
cates by the New York Life Insurance
Company for Ten Years Past."
The net profit to the New York Life
Insurance Company by Its syndicate
transactions in 10 years was stated in this
pamphlet to have been $2,399,695. This was
offered In evidence by Mx. Hughes and
was alleged to show that the New York
Life had at that time made no syndicate
transactions whicn had resulted in a loss.
"These syndicate operations were entered
Into and were being probed when a recess
for luncheon was taken.
Bonds Sold and Bought Back.
Questioned concerning bond syndicate
transactions. Mr. Randolph sold that In
December. 1S9S, the New York Life pur
chased from a syndicate $375,000 In bonds
of the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo rail
road at 81. paying for them $736,250. On
April 17, following, $750,000 worth of the
bonds were sold back to the syndicate at
the s. same price, and on July 31 the com
pany rebought the $750,000 worth of bonds
at 99. Mr. Randolph said he could not
recall tho reason for the sale and re
purchase of these bonds.
"Did you ever sell securities one. day
and buy them back the next to make a
market?" asked Mr. Hughes.
"Never." replied the witness.
Mr. Randolph was peremptorily or
dered to produce the entry, of Jhe trans
action in Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo
bonds, and "the man who knows Niut
If Supporters Desert Him,. He
Will Publish Records
KEPT BOOKS FOR YEARS-
Delaware Republicans Hesitate tov
Carry Out Plan for His Annl- - .
hilatlon Lest He Touch
Off His Mine.
WILMINGTON. Del., Sept. 12. Spe
clal.) A plot to accomplish the politi
cal annihilation of J. Edward Addicks.
hatched within the ranks of the Union
men at the hands of his erstwhile
stanch supporters. Addlcks, deter
mined to use every means in his power
to whip his men Into line, has let it
be known, however, that he Is ready '
to punish severely those who desert
him. It Is said that for years he has
kept a set of books, containing records
of graft and corruption in Delaware
politics, and will make exposures
which he believes will send to jail
those who turn against him.
Makes Enemies Quake.
A rumor to this effect added today
to the uneasiness ofthe men who are
sitting on the fence. Some of the Ad
dlcks men who are ready to desert"
their chief haVe been strangely silent,
and it is said they fear exposure. In
Addlcks' books, It is reported, Is en
tered a list of contributions for vari
ous purposes. Addlcks knows of the
doing of all the little and big chiefs
of the Union Republican camp, and the
knowledge he possesses would make
interesting reading for the Attorney
General. The Union Republicans are
quaking over this latest probability
and fears of summary punishment at
the hands of Addlcks probably will
keep many of them in line.
All proceedings of the anti-Addicks'
plotters have been held up suddenly.
A confereice was planned between
Allee and some of his advisers in Phil
adelphia today, but it was called oft.
The courthouse contingent has - been
trying to get Chairman Willlts. of the
Newcasjyg-county conamtttec; - cu , -action
toward harmony; and a resolu- x
tion favoring Allee's plan may be in
troduced at the next meeting of the
All the leaders here tonight declared
that no call for a meeting of the com
mittees to consider harmony had been
SOCIALIS3I IX COLLEGES.
Literary People Organize to Spread
Xew Doctrine Among Students.
NEW YORK. Sept. 12. The first steps
toward forming a Socialist organization
to be known as the Intercollegiate So
cialist Society, were taken here today.
The purposes of the organization were
said to be the dissemination of Socialist
principles among college and unlverslty
men. A temporary organization was ef
fected, today, subject to approval by a
referendum of those who have signified
their intention of Joining and who were
said to number about 250.
Among the organizers of the society
were the following: F. Phelps Stokes,
Thomas Wentworth Hlgglnson, Charlotte
Perkins Gilman, Clarence Sharrow, B. O.
Flower, William English Walling. Leon
ard B. Abbott, Jack London and Upton
BEND BEFORE THE , STORM
Machine Candidates In Philadelphia
Withdraw From Ticket.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 12. As a result
of the recent political upheaval Jn this
city, the county ticket nominated by the
Republicans last Spring, prior to Mayor
Weaver's fight against the gas lease, was
withdrawn and a new ticket will be se
lected by the city committee. The candi
dates who withdrew are: Harry C. Rans
ley. president of the Select Council, nom
inee for Sheriff: John L. Lukens. nominee
for Coroner, and Hugh Black and Jacob
Wlldemore. who had been named for City
Commissioners. Each candidate, besides
being the -leader of his ward, is a member
of the city commlttee.
The four vacancies will be filled next
Monday, when the city committee holds
Its regular meeting.
Cutting Out Bogus Voters.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 12. The total
number of voters in Philadelphia, accord
ing to the September canvass annouriced
today. Is 339,960, a decrease of 35,510 com
pared with the canvass made in May,
prior to the gas lease fight
FMISS ROOSEVELT IN PEKIN
American Party Welcomed by High '
Chinese Official. " u
PEKIN, Sept. 12. Major-General Cor
bin. Rear-Admiral Train, Miss Alice
Roosevelt and the other members of their
party arrived here this evening. They
..were met by American Minister Rockhlll
and his wife. Baron Mumm von Schwarz
ensteln. Wu Ting Fang, vice-president' of
the Chinese Board of Foreign Affairs;
Liang Fang and other notables. Miss
Roosevelt is the guest of Minister Rock
hill and family and Baron Mumm Von
Schwarzenstein Is entertaining some of
Independent Theater In Washington.
JJEW YORK. Sept. 12. Lafayette Square
Opera House in Washington has been
purchased by David Belasco and Leo
Schubert for $225,000. The Lafayette will
be conducted as one of the chain of inde
pendent houees under the Belasco-Schu-feert