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VOL. XIV. NO. 13,996.
PORTLAjND, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO PUBLIC GOOD
Sentiment Strong for Some
Substantial Memorial of
EITHER PARK OR BUILDING
Some Difference of Opinion as to
Which Object Most Desirable.
Patriotic Sentiment or Cit
izens Is Aroused.
Have the park, and the memorial build
ing, too. if possible; but by all means
the' money about" to be paid to the stock
holders of the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion in dividends should be applied to buy
a tract of land which can be used as a
park by those people of the city who need
and crave such as a luxury and a place
Strong and sure comes the response
from all those who arc interested in the
future of the city where they are asked
their opinion as to the best course to
pursue and all of them are in favor of
utilizing the money in the purchase of
more park land for the use of the city.
a fnr An nnt think that it Is feasible to
buy the Exposition site, some think a part
of that property should be purchased,
some that all ought to be secured.
In the opinion of most of those who j
have been giving the matter thought. ,
however, the Exposition site is the best'
place for the construction of a new park. !
It is not necessary, the argument is ad- :
vanced, to buy all of the land surrounding
the lake, or all of the lake, but enough
should be secured to give ample room for
boating, while the work now done upon
the grounds could be utilized. in part in
making one of the most attractive parks
in the United States. ....
Reaches of woods and rugged hills can
be bought in many places, a great many
people of the city contend, but at no oth
er place can such a lake with all of its
advantages and beauty he found. On
account cf the lake, the Exposition site
is the much-to-be-desired spot.
Park Board Favors New Park.
The memorial building seems to take
second place in the discussion. It would
"be nice and an ornament to the city, as
well as an attraction to thousands of Peo
ple, vht vlsltPortland from the East
and Middle WcWL But in spite of all
those considerations, it would be the wise
thing to secure land for a park at this
time, to improve it and put it In shape
rather than to -construct a building at the
expense of the taxpayer. The building
could come later, but the park must come
now or not at all.
The members of the City Park Board
are all in favor of having a new park
created, though not all of them are en
tirely in favor of securing the Exposition
site or a part of it. All recognize the
great need that -will be felt in a few short
years for more- park room and all hope
that the stockholders of the Exposition
will be so generous that practically all of
the dividends which are about to be paid
will bo devoted to the purchase of a me
J. D. Meyer, one of the member of the
hoard, Is much in favor of securing the
Exposition site, as the ideal place for
the young and growing American to frolic
and says it should be secured,
"Portland," said Mr. Meyer yesterday
afternoon, "needs air arid ground' for-the
children to use. The Exposition grounds
and the lake would be, with its winding
walks already laid out, an ideal park. I
think that the site should be purchased
for the purpose. It would make sa. con
necting link between the other city parks
and, would give a fine reach of ground for
the 'future when it will be Impossible to
secure suitable park ground and when
the growth of this city will call for such
Memorial Building Idea Approved.
"I think," continued Mr. Meyer, "that
the city should get all the parks it can,
for In a few years there will be no op
portunity to secure such land and the
growth of the city will make it necessary
to have such places for the recreation of
those -who are not able to go aiway during
the hot months of the Summer.
"I would 'like to see the memorial
building and museum built," continued
Mr. Meyer, "and 1 do not see why the
city could not donate a site for such a
building, cither on the Exposition site,
provided it should be secured, or on some
other property set aside by the munici
pality. 1 will give all the dividends I
have coming from stock held In the Ex
position by myself to help purchase a
park out of the Exposition grounds, and
j am sure that a great majority of the
other stockholders will do the same
Ion Lewis, another member of the Park
Board, is also in favor of a park carved
out of a part of the Exposition site. He
does not see that it would be practicable
to attempt to purchase the whole tract,
lake and all, but a part of it along the
road would be the place for another park
much needed by ..the city.
"I am In favor of the purchase of a
small tract along the road." said Mr.
Lewis last night, "but not of the acqui
sition of the whole tract. The lake is
private property, and was bought several
years ago with the expectation that it
would be filled up in time and thus con
verted Into valuable building lots. It is,
therefore, hold at a good figure at the
present time for that purpose.
"This lake would have to be bought
and maintained at a great expense, and
the park appropriation would have to be
materially Increased before it would be
possible to take care of such a place.
"There are parks now that need atten
tion, and all the time the available funds
of the Park Board are required. I would,
therefore, be in favor of spending a part
'of the surplus, provided, of course, that
it should be available, in purchasing a
few acres or the Exposition grounds for
T am not in favor of sending the For
estry budding away. I think that a du
plicate could be shipped out of the for
ests to the East about as cheaply as the
old. It would cost practically as much
to tear the old building down and ship it
as it would to have men go into the for
est and cut the logs and load them for a
new building In the East."
Dr. Eliot Favors Memorial.
Dr. T. L. Eliot, who Is also a member
of the Park Board, was in favor of a
building or a memorial, following out the
line proposed by W. D. Fenton. Dr. Eliot
took the ground that the parks now
owned by the city were using all the
money on hand to keep them In condi
tion, and he did not think It wise to add
to the number. Neither does Dr. Eliot
consider the site of the Exposition
grounds very desirable for the construc
tion of a park.
"I have not ieen any proposition to
take the whole of the lake, and I do not
think it feasible to take in the part pro
posed." said Dr. Eliot last night. "It
would be too expensive. The lake would
have to bo kept up constantly, and there
are other drawbacks."
Dr. Eliot also thought that a park on
the Exposition altc would be too close to
the City Park. It would be of no par
ticular use to those who live In that part
of the city, and it is and would be Just
as easy for the rest of the people to go
to the City Park.
Colonel Lt. L. Hawkins, another of the
park enthusiasts did not think that the
Exposition site as it is would be adapt
able to use as a park. The sewerage
would have tobe changed, and the entire
grounds would have to be remodeled.
The walks wore not where they should
be once the building. arc out of the way,
and there arc other defects.
"If It were possible to get the lake
and a strip up the canyon," said Mr.
Hawkins, "it would be bettor Tor It
would give a chain of parks, which
would be conveniently placed."
Mr. Hawkins thinks that the city has
a pretty good sized park acreage at the
present time and that It would be about
as well to more highly Improve present
possessions in every way possible. "If.
however, lt were 'decided to purchase
another park It would be better to
make an open contest of it and take
the tract best suited to the needs of a
park, said he: "No memorial buildings
could be erected on the Plaza blocks or
on the park blocks running through
the city between Park and West Park
streets. According to the provisions of
the grant conveying these blocks to
the city, if they were at any time to
be used for other purposes they would
revert to the heirs of the donor."
Think- Lake Silo Splendid.
F. I. Fuller, president of the Portland
Railway Company, was of the opinion
that the Exposition site should be
bought. for a park. "It is the only place
around Portland whero a water park
could be secured, and in many of the
Eastern cities great amounts of money
have been expended to secure such
a park. It would be a shame to allow
such an opportunity to pass when it is
within the grasp of the city." While not
authorized to speak for the company,
Mr. Fuller stated that he is sure the
Portland Consolidated would do Its
share toward the purchase of the tract
should it be decided to turn the divi
dends in that direction.
In discussing the Forestry building
and its disposition. President Jefferson
Myers, of the State Commission, 'de
clared last night that lt would be sac
rilege to sell It to Coney Island. He
was doubtful Mf it could be preserved
In its prosent condition, he .said, be
cause It was built of unseasoned tim
ber, which would decay rapidly. He
made the suggestion that a model of
the Forestry building, constructed on a
smaller scale of seasoned lumber, might
be erected in Washington.
He also suggested that the stock
holders in the Fair take the surplus,
buy a five-acre tract and erect thereon
a building in which a livestock show
and an agricultural display could be
held every Fall.
The following communications have
been sent to The Orcgonian as expres
sive of the sentiment raised by the dis
cussion of what should be done with the
surplus funds of the Lewis and Clark
Exposition. They show the desires of the
Favors a Park.
(To the Editor.) By all meant devote
the -surplus from -the Fair as purchase
money for a. park on tbo site of the Fair.
It Is the only available piece of Rround on
the West Side that can be reached without
a .steep climb. It can .be bought now at
moderate cost. At our present rate of
growth few families ten years from now
will have the luxury tit a 50xlOO-foot lot -for
a children's playground. The majority -f
West Bide residents will be living in flats,
apartment-houses and rooms. If- the present
opportunity Is not grasped we may make up
our minds that any future park on the West
Side will have the one fault that attaches to
the City Park, namely, difficulty of access
L. J. X.
Would Make Fair Exchange.
(To the Editor) In hie statement to the Ore
gonlan regarding the disposition of the Lewis
and Clark Exposition surplus 6overnor
Chamberlain says, and perhaps rightly, that:
"The city already has enough parks, and does
not half take care of what ehe has."
Admitting that Governor Chamberlain Is
right. And that we already have too many
parka. It occurs to roe that Portland might
get rid of a few of the parka, by proper sale,
and with the money thus obtained buy the
Exposition flte, thus acquiring the ground us
a permanent park ridding the city of some
of its useless park places and at the same
time permitting a proper return to the stock
holders in the Lewis and Clark Exposition
In speaking of some of the parks of the
city a "useless" I refer more particularly
to the chain of parks. Ill-Vept and com
paratively unornamental. that extend for
several blocks between Park and West Park
streets and south of Salmon street, and to
the continuation of thin chain of parks north
of Ankeny street. The lower end of this
chain of parks could be utilized immediately
for warehouse purposes and In a few years
the parks south of Salmon street would be
covered with hotels, apartment houses and
residences. The future of Portland la such
that utilizing so much valuable land In what
will be the center of the business and rearm-
(Concluded on Page H.)
Gloucester People JSay New
foundland Is Violating
AgPEAL TO GOVERNMENT
British Colouy Denies RlgliLs En
joyed by Americans Since 1818
' and" Claims Right to Search
y the Fishing .Vessels.
WASHINGTON.-OcL 16,-Through Rep
resentative Gardner, of Massachusetts,
the Gloucester 'fishermen 'today officially
laid before the State Department their
grievances against the Newfoundland
government, which they charge with for-,
bidding all vessels of American register
to fish on the treaty coast. This right,
the fishermen claim, is granted them by
the treaty of ISIS between the United
States and Great Britain.
Through the British Ambassador, Sir
Mortimer Durand, Secretary Root has
been Informed that the Newfoundland
government disclaims all knowledge of
any action In violation of this treaty. The
Newfoundland government admits the
arrival at the Bay Islands on board tho
cruiser Fiona of the Minister of Marino
and Fisheries, but insists he is there on
duty connected with the question.
Until Mr. Gardner has been able to ob
tain further details of the reputed action
of the Newfoundland government against
the fishermen and the reasons therofor.
Mr. Root will not make further represen
tations to the London government. Mr.
Gardner has telegraphed to Gloucester to
Lobtain additional Information.
Americans Forbidden to Fish.
The Gloucester and Newfoundland fish
eries question was revived last week by
a telegram received by Mr. Root from
Senator Lodge, saying It was reported
that the Newfoundland cruiser Fiona had
arrived in the Bay of .Islands on the
treaty coast with the Minister of Marine
and Fisheries on board and that the
Minister had forbidden all vessels of
American registry to fish on the treaty
coast where they were then located. A
communication was Immediately sent to
the British Ambassador.' at Lenox, re
questing any information he might have
on tho subject. The Ambassador com
municated with the Newfoundland gov
ernment by wire and started Immediately
for Washington, arriving here Friday.
Since then the Secretary has received
from the Ambassador the contents of the
latter's dispatch from the Governor of
Newfoundland, expressing ignorance of
the report and adding that he would in
vestigate its accuracy. These are all the
facts in the possession of the Depart
ment thus far. .
Hights Long Exercised In Question.
Mr. Gardner and Benjamin A. Smith, a
Boston shipowenr, who accompanied him
to Washington, had a long conference
with Mr. Root this morning. They pre
sented all Information they possessed
on the, subject. Information had reached
them that certain captains of American
fishing vessels now In the Bay of Islands
had been forbidden by the Minister of
Fisheries y ply their business there. The
report assigned no reason for this al
leged order. A speech made last Spring,
however, by Sir Robert Bond, Premier of
Newfoundland, In which he is quoted as
advocating the exclusion of American
fishermen from certain watersjiot specfle
ally mentioned In the treaty 'bf ISIS, led
to the suspicion that the alleged order
might form the initiation of this policy.
The Gloucester flshemen contend that. If
this is the position of the Newfoundland
government, they are prepared to meet
that Issue by an array of facts which will
pVovo the Incorrectness of any such con
struction of the treaty. The rights
threatened have been enjoyed by Ameri
can fishermen for SO years. The reported
Interpretation of the treaty would pro
hlbit them from fishing In the bays and.
harbors of the Newfoundland coast.
It has been heported that the inhibition
affected only ships of American register
in'the belief of that they are not licensed
to fish, this is the case attention will be
called to the reported rulings of the
Treasury Department by which an
American register is declared to be a
ship's highest evidence of nationality and
that It Includes a fishing license.
Right of Search of Involved.
While the question of right to search
American vessels Is not directly Involved
In the present controversy, it Is not the
desire of the fishermen to obtain from
Mr. Root a ruling on the subject and it
will be submitted to him. The New
Foundland government lt is said. Insists
that lt has a right to search American
fishing vessels to ascertain whether citi
zens of New Foundland are on board,
The Gloucester men do not acknowledge
this right, no do they deny It, but desire
the official judgment of the Department
on the question.
Mr. Gardner declared that neither the
bait question nor the three-mile limit is
involved in the present phase of the
controversy, but apparently only the con
struction of the treaty of ISIS as to
whether the rights enjoyed for ninety
years by American citizens shall be con
tinue!. It is believed that there has been
some misunderstanding which can easily
be cleared up as soon as the facts can be
Congressmen in Arizona.
. PRESCOTT, Ariz.. Oct. 16. The Con
gressional party today paid a visit to a
number of towns in the rich sections sur
rounding Prescott and a portion of the,
Government forest reserve was Inspected.
It developed that every camp visited to
day was unanimously opposed to Joint
MUST NOT HELP APPLICANTS
President Forbids Government Em
ployes to Act as Coaches.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. The Presblent
today, through the State Department,
published an executive order of conse
quence to every employe in the civil ser
vice of the United States. No explana
tion of the underlying reason for Its Issu
ance Is given. The order is as follows:
"No officer or employe of the Govern
ment shall directly or Indirectly Instruct
or be concerned In any manner In the In.
structlon of any person or classes of per
sons with a view to their special prepa
ration for the examinations of the United
States Civil Service Commission.
"The fact that any officer or employe is
found so engaged shall be considered suffi
cient cause for his removal from the
service. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
"October 13. 1505."
Prefers Trade With Europe. -
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. The Prensa, says
a cable dispatch to - the Herald from
Buenos Ayrcs, commenting on the speech
of the Secretary of the Treasury at the
Congress of Bankers, said:
"While It may be convenient for the
United States to subsidize a. shipping line
to South America with the object of de
velopment of commerce, It would not be
policy for South American republics to
do so, especially as such an undertaking
would appear as an act of hostillty
"The Argentines will always purchase
and sell at most convenient markets
without sentiment or preference. More
over, the United States fiscal legislation
hinders commercial interchange between
the North and the South. Besides Ameri
ca knows nothing about Latin America.
Even President Roosevelt, whose sagacity
all acknowledge, committed the error of
making the Monroe Doctrine a kind of
continental police ordinance."
Donaldson Reports on Albers Case.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.-?Chcstcr Don
aldson, the American consul at Manag.ta,
whose exequatur was withdrawn by the
Nicaraguan government . because of his
representations to President Zelaya In
behalf of Albers, an Imprisoned Ameri
can, arrived In Washington today and
had had an hour's conference with As
sistant Secretary of State Bacon. Mr.
Donaldson Is to be prepared to submit
a detailed report upon the Albers case
as a blsls for further procedlngs by the
Calhoun Preparing Report.
CHICAGO, Oct. 16. W. J. Calhoun, spe
cial envoy to Venezuela, appointed by
President Roosevelt, arrived in Chicago to
day. His official report is to be prepared
immediately and submitted to the -Presi
dent. How long lt will take to prepare
the document Mr. Calhoun would not at
tempt to say. He would not discuss Its
Moscow Strike Dying Out.
MOSCOW. Oct. 16. The street car
lines resumed operations today and
the workmen of many factories which
have beon closed "by tin? s'tr(ke, re
turned to work.
CONTENTS. TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 55
deg.i minimum, 4X I
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness followed by
rain. Southerly winds.
France sends fleet to West Indies, ready to
whip Venezuela. Page- 3.
Liberals decide not to vote In Cuban elec
tion. Page 1.
Royal dlrorce suit in Germany. Page -I.
Irving to be buried In Westminster Abbey.
Hungarian 'coalition tries to outbid Fejer-
vary. Page 4.
Vigorous effort to make Norway & republic.
Komura welcomed home by Mikado. Page 3.
Gloucester fishermen appeal to Government
against Newfoundland's action. Page 1.
Dyed butter sold to Navy. Page 4.
Folk speaks at reform meeting In Philadel
Business men disagree wltb Bacon about In
terstate Commerce Convention. Page 3.
Hearst and McClellan decline Joint debate
with Ivins. Page i
Hyde agrees to testify on Insurance. Page 5.
Proof that St. Paul railroad will be' ex
tended to Coast. Page 1.
Russian Count's opinion of Portland Fair
and American women. Page 3.
Terrible sufferings of shipwrecked sailors.
Carnegie's awards to ten heroes. Page 4.
Charges against ex-Governor Thomas of
Colorado. Page 4.
Great bunco game on Niagara border. Page 5
University of Oregon meets Stanford team
on Palo Alto campus. Page 7.
Pacific Coast scores: Los Angeles 4, Tacoma
L Page T.
Congressman Williamson will not resign his
seat. Page 6.
Government starts suit at Tacoma to re
cover title to land obtained by fraud.
Henry A. Logan, who eloped with 16-year-old
girl from Oakland, Cat. captured at
Medford, Or. Page 6.
When Indians sell lands Government agents
have no say over the proceeds. Page 6.
Louie Bruneval cut to pieces by car wheels
at Newberg. Or. Page 6.
Commercial aad Mariae.
Difference of opinion as to future of hop prices.
Call for meeting of Oregon hopgrowera.
Combination of San Francisco barley millers.
Small wheat offerings at San Francisco.
New York stock market almost stagnant.
Columbia River Light vessel No. 30 is suc
cessfully floated. Page 7.
Government's investigation - shows steamer
Imaum to blame for Its damage. Page 7.
Exposition has a big surplus. Page 10.
Bidding is slow for state buildings. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
May dlscussTnethods of using the Falr mir
plua to the best advantage. Page 1.
Complaint against Wi M. Ladd aa trustee and
executor of the Johnson estate teems with
serious allegation. Page 10.
Action in begun to -collect delinquent subscrip
tion to the stock of the Exposition. Page 10.
Young woman overcome by gas dies in bath
room. Page II. '
Portland woman prevents sister from going
to Insane -asylum and brings suit acaiost
the patient's .husband for maintenance.
Page 11. . . :
-BIc bid for pipe let.'. Page. 11.
ST. PAUL PLANS
New Company Organized and
Terminals on Puget
GREAT SECRECY OBSERVED
Pacific Railway Company Is Xante J
of Western. Organization Tide
Lands at Seattle and Ta
coma Are Purchased.
CHICAGO, OcL 16. (Special.) H.
R. Williams, formerly general mana
ger of tho St. Paul road, has been
elected president of the Pacific Rail
way Company, and W. L. Darling,
formerly chief engineer of the Rock
Island, has been elected chief engineer
of the new company. Although offi
cials of the St. Paul road deny the
statement. It Is generally understood
that the Pacific Railway Company is
backed by the St. Panl and that under
its charter the SL Paul Is going to
extend -its lines to the Coast.
The Pacific Railway Company was
organized In Seattle with tho osten
sible purpose of constructing a road
from Seattle to Wallula. The tideflat
lands in Seattle which were recently
purchased by J. T. Woodward, pre
sumably for tho SL Paul, have been
turned over to tho new railroad com
pany. The purchase of terminals at
Tacoma worth $500,000. which was
made last week, is also said to be In
the Interest of the new company.
At Mr. Williams homo tonight It
was stated that ho was in the city.
but his whereabouts could not. on ac
count of restrictions from him, be
disclosed. Mn Darling left for tho
"West tonight and at his home tho
same secrecy was maintained regard
lng his destination.
Vice-President McKcnna of the St.
Paul declared that he did not know
anything about the Pacific Railway
Company and that the St. Paul was
not interested In it.
Repeated statements that large pur
chases of tldelbnds at Seattle and Ta
coma wert ma Jo for the St. Paul, road
and were to bo used, for terminals of
Its extension to The Pacific Coast have
been met -with denials from SL Paul
railroad officials that the purchases
were made for that company or that
it was to be extended to the Coast.
The transfer of this land to the Pa
cific Railway Company indicates that
that company Is a subsidiary company
of the St. Paul, organized to build Its
Pacific extension and to conceal its
interest until tho time came for a
public announcement of Its plans.
This course makes the denials of the
St. Paul officials that they had any
knowledge of the tldeland purchases
technically correct, although those
samo officials may have known that
their company was behind the Pacific
Despite every effort at secrecy, it is
known that five years ago the SL
Paul road sent surveyors out from
Chamberlain, S. D., whence it is now
building a short extension westward.
through "Wyoming and eastern Mon
tana, and that a route was surveyed
through Southeastern Montana as far
as the Musselshell Valley in that
WAS MANAGER OP THE ST. PAUL
H.'R. Williams Elected President of
the Pacific Railroad.
SEATTLE, Oct.. 16. Notice of the elec
tion of H. R. Williams as president; W.
L. Darling, chief engineer, and A. H.
Barkley as secretary-treasurer of tho
Pacific Railroad, incorporated here last
week, was filed today. Mr. "Williams re
signed suddenly as general manager of
the Chicago. Milwaukee & SL Paul Rail
road. Immediately after the annual meet
ing of the road. Mr. Darling resigned
last Friday as chief engineer of the Chi
cago. Rock Island & Pacific.
It was stated by Chicago railroad men
when these resignations became known
that they had been chosen to take charge
of the Mllwaukees Coast extension
work. Their selection today as officials
of the Pacific Railroad not only confirms
this, but Indicates the Coast building will
be done principally by the faclnc Rail
road. The articles of Incorporation for
the Pacific Railroad merely denned its
route as between Seattle and wallula.
but the election of Mr. Williams and
Mr. Darling gives lt a wider and more
Tldelands purchased by representatives
of J. T. Woodward, president of the Han
over Bank, of New York, have all been
transferred to the Pacific Railroad. In
neither Tacoma nor Seattle, where these
purchases have boon made, are holdings
complete enough for all necessary ter
minal purposes, and further purchases by
thjs road are expected.
GO FEJERVARY ONE BETTER
Hungarian. Coalition Prepares to
Beat Him at Radicalism.
BUDAPEST, OcL 16. A report cur
rent here tonight that General Baron
Fejervary had been reappointed prem
ier with authority to Include universal
suffrage in his programme greatly in
censed the Coalition party, which. It
Is expected, will now be compelled to
Itself adopt a platform calling for
Count Theodore Batthany, a leading
member of the Coalition, declares that,
if Baron Fejervary is reappointed, the
Coalition will formulate a programme
still more radical Xhan Jiis, demanding
the reduction of the imperial civil list,
the abrogation of the triple alliance,
the concession of arbitration treaties
vitb for el en countries, the abolition
of a common army and the formation
of a Hungarian national party?
VIENNA. OcL 16. General Baron
Fejervary, the Hungarian premier, ac
companied by M. Veeroes, the present
Minister of Finance, and M. Popovlch.
Minister of Finance designate, arrived
here this afternoon. Baron Fejervary
immediately had an audience of the
King-Emperor and afterward visited
Count Goluchowskl. the Austro-Hun-
garian minister of foreign affairs, with
whom he conferred regarding the fu
ture commercial and. financial rela
tions of Austria and Hungary. It is
reported that Baron Fejervary has
completed the re-construction of his
cabinet and Hhat an official announce
ment may be expected tomorrow.
SUBMARINE'S NARROW ESCAPE
Leak Causes Explosion and Imperils
Lives or Crew.
PORTSMOUTH. England. Oct. 16. The
crew of 16 on board- the submarine boat
No. 4 had a remarkably narrow escape
this afternoon. The boat was engaged in
diving practice off Spithead and was
submerged, when water leaked through
the exhaust pipe and cause dan accumu
lation of gas. A slight explosion fol
lowed, demolishing the machinery. The
submarine was towed here for repairs.
High Honors Paid Ferdinand.
PARIS. Oct. 16. SIgnltlcanc Is attached
to the notable reception to Prince Ferdi
nand of Bulgaria, who has arrived here
for a week's visit. The Prince was re--celved
with military honors similar to
those accorded to members of royal fami
lies, and was escorted to the same quar
ters that King Victor Emmanuel and
King Alphonso occupied at the Foreign
Office, and President Loubet and Prince
Ferdinand exchanged the visits of chiefs
of states. These distinguished honors In
dicate the interest Franco takes in a pa
cific settlement of the Balkan question,
in wrhlch Bulgaria plays an important
CHARGE AGAINST EX-GOVERXOR
New Sensation in Doyle-Burns Con
test for Stoek in Celebrated
COUNCIL BLUFFS. Iowa, Oct. 16. An
attack on the professional conduct of ex-
Governor C. S. Thomas, of Colorado, an
attorney in the noted Portlsd mining
suit for stocks and dividends to the value
of 51.000.COO. Is contained in an affidavit
by J. R. BIschoff, of Colorado Springs,
which has just been tiled here.
Btschoff. charges In effect that Mr.
Thomas suggested the alteration of the
Portland Gold Mining Company's record
In order to prevent James Doyle, plaintiff
in the case, from receiving 20QO shares
that the books showed wore his property.
Jn the trial of 2he Portland suit last
Spring. Blschoff was a witness for James
F. Burns, the defendant, having previous
ly served as private secretary to Burns
and also as bookkeeper of the company.
He now states that he had a conversation
with Burns and Thomas over the 2000
shares. Thomas is quoted as saying:
"This is embarrassing for us. and I will
never be satisfied until the stock lodger Is
Blschoft claims Thomas intimated to
him that he was the only man competent
to rewrite the ledger, as the original
was In his handwriting.
STILL HOPE FOR REPUBLIC
Norwegian Rcpubfiean Party Fights
Election of King.
CHRISTIANA. Norway, Oct. 116.
King Oscar's refusal of the offer of
the Norwegian throne for a prince of
the house of Bernadotte Is expected
tomorrow, when the government will
Immediately ask the Storthing to au
thorize an Invitation to Prince Charles
of Denmark to become King. It Is
said that tho reply will be favorable
and that Immediately on Its receipt
the Storthing will proceed to his elec
tion. The Republicans are making des.
perate efforts to secure a plebiscite.
They have published a manifesto to
protesting against the election of a
King and favoring a Republican form
of government. It Is understood that
the Republicans now control 30 votes
In the Storthing and it is feared that
Prince Charles will decline If the Re
publican minority Is -sufficiently strong
to be worthy of consideration.
In government circles, however, it
Is declared that the question will be
settled before the end of the prosent
SWEDEN DISSOLVES TJXIOX.
Both Houses of Riksdag Approve
Terms of Treaty.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 16. The'
union between Norway and Sweden ex
isting since 1S14. has been dissolved.
both houses of the Riksdag having
passed the Government bill repealing
the act of union and recognizing Nor
way "as a state separate from the
union with Sweden." The Lower
House adopted the bill without debate;
but two or three members of the Sen
ate expressed the opinion that the dis
solution was an irreparable misfortune
and that the time would come when
Norway would perceive the benefits of
the Union. Both houses subsequently
passed the new flag law.
(The flag will be a yellow cross on a
blue ground, the same as existed prior
to 1S14, the union mark, now showing
in the upper left corner, being elimi
nated.) SHE DEFENDS HER MOTHER
Heiress of Sclmndcln Millions Testl-
fles Against Will Contestants.
MILWAUKEE. OcL 16. Mrs. Jacob
TTa,1 flArilArl that Hav mnthai Vtttlt
hoi- lntr mnrrrlnc. tht hnshnnil nf Vinr
dead sister. The flat denial came today
In the course of an examination of Mr.-.
Heyd, heir to practically all of the
Schandcln millions, before Judge-Carpen
ter In the contest of the will of Mrs.
Lizette scnanuom Dy .Mrs. ixuis F.
Frank and Emll Schandeln, the other two
children. Mrs. Heyl admitted, that as v.
girl she "made faces" at the man who
Is now her husband and through whose
efforts it is alleged she Is the residuary
legatee of the vast estate of the Senau
Adrift for Five Days in Storm
on Atlantic, Dying of
Hunger and Thirst. '
THREE BECOME INSANE
Two Survivors or Crew of Eight Tell
How They Drifted on Hart In
sane Men. End Suffer-,
ings by Suicide.
BOSTON. Oct. 61. A story of a North
Atlantic shipwreck In which eight seamen
suffered so fearfully from exposure, hun
ger and thirst that six of them either
died outright, were washed away or.
crazed by their fearful experience, threw
themselvos Into the sea, was told today
by the two. survivors of the coasting
schooner Vanname and King, of New
Haven, which was beaten to pieces by a
gale off the South Carolina coast on Octo
The two men who lived through the nv
days and were rescued by the schooner
Stlllman F. Kelly, which arrived here late
today, are: William Thomas and William
G. Warner. both about. 28 years old. six
feet three inches tall, and hailing from
Antigua, British West Indies. The six
who one by one succumbed were:
Captain William A. Maxwell, of New
Jersey: the engineer, a Germun. name un
known; Mate E. A. Chuse, home un
known: colored steward. William Grls
well and Alfred Arthur, both of America.
The Van .Name and King, which had
been plying up and down the coast since
1SS6. left Charleston, S. C, for New York
on October 3 with a cargo of hard pine.
Two days later she ran Into a heavy gale
and after wallowing about In the great
seas for several hours, sprang a leak.
The pumps were started, but within a
short time the engine-room was flooded
and the pumps choked.
Leashed to Bulwarks, Swept by Sea.
At 8 o'clock on the morning of October
6. with her hold full af water, the little
schooner was hove down on her beam
ends. The crew clambered up on the
weather side and lashed themselves to the
bulwarks. There they remained, washed
them all- day Friday During tho night
the storm increased In fury and. one great
wave broke"' both legs of Arthur and.
swept Grizzell from the fastenings.
Arthur's companions could do nothing to
ease his sufferings but, when on Satur
day the schooner turned completely over,
they managed to cut his lashings -and
drag him on a piece of the after-house.
It was several hours before they were all
huddled together on their little raft. That
night Arthur died in tho arms of Captain
Maxwell, and his body was dropped over
Sunday brought a ray of hope when a
craft was sighted, but the gloom shut In
again, as she passed by without heeding
the little group of seamon, who frantical
ly signaled her.
Three Leap Crazed Into Sea.
That night the waves subsided, and a.
little rain fell, which was eagerly caught
In a tarpaulin and brought some relief.
It was only temporary, and not long
after Chase's mind gave way entirely
and the craft was again lightened when
he jumped Into the sen.
The next victim fas Captain Maxwell
who, on Monday morning, became vio
lently Insane and followed his mate's fate"
of self-destruction as a relief to his suf
The spectacle of two men throwing
themselves Into the sea proved too much
for the German engineer, and a few hours
after Captain Maxwell's death he too
leaped to his death.
The head steward died on Monday and
his body was consigned to the waters by
the two remaining seamen.
Relief to Two Survivors.
Relief came 12 hours later, when the
schooner Stlllman F. Kelly, bound up tho
coast from Ceylon, Ga., to this port,
sighted the little craft and hove to along
side. Both Thomas and Warner had to
be taken In slings and for two days were
unable to move. The rescue took place
off Lookout. The Kelly arrived here this
afternoon, but the seamen were still too
exhausted to land.
I. W. PRATT HAS PARALYSIS
Portland Man Stricken While At
tending Scottish Rite Council.
WASHINGTON, OcL 16. The Supreme
Court of Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite Masons met in biennial session here
today. The Council Is composed of one
deputy from each jurisdiction, elected
for life. 26 In all. They were all present
with the exception of Senator Teller of
Colorado, who was kept away by the re
cent death of his brother. Deputy I. W.
Pratt, of Oregon, who was stricken with
paralysis upon his arrival here, is re
ported better, but not able to attend the
The session was called to order today
by the Grand Commander. James D.
Richardson, of Tennessee. Adjournment
was taken at once that the members of
the Council might pay their respects to
Crowds Mourn Troubetskoy.
MOSc6w, Oct. 1C. The funeral
Prince TroubeLskoy, the Liberal leader
and rector of the Moscow University,
who died suddenly In St. Petersburg
October 12, was held here today and
passed off In perfect order. Enormous
crowds witnessed the ceremony. The
police, wure conspicuously absent and
the students took csntrol of the proceedings.