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VOL. XLV- NO. 14,069.
PORTIiA2tt, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY , 10, 1906.
PJRIOE FIVE CENTS.
APPERL TQ COURT
May Be Compelled to
HE PERSISTS IN SILENCE
"Decline to Answer" Is Fre
quent Reply to Hadley,
SUBORDINATES DO SAME
Standard Oil Lawyers Cause Em
ployes to Defy Missouri Some
"Witnesses Tell Damaging
Facts Pierce a Fugitive.
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. The question
whether Henry H. Rogers can be com
pelled to tell Attorney-General Her
bert S. Hadley, of Missouri, whether
the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey owns and controls three oil
companies which are selling oil In
Missouri as separate companies will
be placed before the Supreme Court
of New York State tomorrow. All the
important questions which Mr. Rogers
has declined to answer " by advice of
counsel In the last three Vlays of the
hearing in this city were presented to
the Supreme Court today by counsel
acting in behalf of Mr. Hadley and the
court was asked to order Mr. Rogers
to show cause why he should not
answer them. The court order was is
ucd today, and it was served on "Wil
liam V. Rowe, counsel for Mr. Rogers,
while the hearing was still in progress
late today. Mr. Hadley said after con
sultation with the counsel that he un
derstood that he would have to be
represented by counsel in this argu
ment, but that he hoped to gct-4n a
few words before the court.
The questions are in a diversity Wf
lorm, but In substance they all are: I
"Docs the Standard Oil Company
any other person or corporation, pwn, ,
hold 01 control a majority of the stock
of the Waters.-PJcrce Oil Company of
Missouri, the Standard Oil Company of
Indiana and the Republic Oil Company
of New York?"
May Be Punished for Contempt.
No matter in what form the question
has been put, Mr. Rogers lias declined
to answer It. The commissioner before
whom the evidence is being taken is
powerless to compel an answer, but
the Supreme Court possesses the au
thority to order Mr. Rogers to be pun
ished for contempt of court if he de
clines to answer after being ordorod
to do so by that court. Mr. Hadley
wants this information to show that
the three alleged subsidiary or con
federated companies are monopolizing
the oil trade of Missouri in combina
tion, and to induce the Missouri courts
to order them ousted from that etate.
An interesting feature of the hear
ing today was an invitation sent by
Mr. Hadley to Thomas W. Lawson, of
Boston, to come to New York and tes
tify, if he can give any information as
to the three companies Mr. Ha'dley is
trying to drive out of Missouri. When
the hearing adjourned tonight, Mr.
3awson's reply had not been re
ceived. Mr. Rogers again declined,
while on the stand today, to disclose
the stock ownership of the three com
panies, and was severely admonished
by Mr. Hadley to treat the bearing se
riously and not as "funny."
The hearing will probably be ad
journed temporarily tomorrow morn
ing to permit attendance upon the
court hearing on the order to Mr.
Pierce Flees to Sea.
The subpcna-iscrver who has been
trying for several days to summon II.
Clay Pierce to testify before the com
. missioncr in this case notified Mr. Had
ley tonight that ho had been unable
-to get Mr. Pierce, who, he said, had
sailed away on a steam yacht Mr.
Pierce is chairman 6f the board of di
rectors of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany of Missouri and father of the
president of that company. The sub
pena-servcr said that he had pursued
Mr. Pierce and his valet through a
suite of rooms in the' hojcl occupied
by Mr. Pierce, but that .the oil man
had locked himself in his chamber.
The server then desisted.
John D. Archbold, vice-president -and
director of the Standard OH Company,
and "William G. Rockefeller,, nephew of
John D. Rockefeller, were present at
the hearing today. They have been sub-
penacd as witnesses but were not
called to testify today.
Mr. Hadley said tonight that he ex
pected to close the hearing tomorrow,
if the hearing in court does not pre
Rogers Still Holds Tongue.
The interrogation of Mn, Rogers was
taken up at the point where it was
"How long havo you. been connected
with the Standard Oil Company of In
diana?" asked Mr. Hadley.
"I don't know."
"Since its organization?"
"I don't think it is worth while to an
swer that," said Mr. Rogers.
"You will permit "roe to be the ju4ge
-at that' responded the Attorney-General.
Mr. Hadley then asked Mr. Rogers if
he was connected with the Standard Oil
Company of Indiana when It succeeded to
the business of the Standard Oil Com
pany of Kentucky. Counsel for the Stand
ard Oil Company objected and the wit
ness declined' to answer.
"Were you connected In any way with
the Consolidated Tank Line Company,
which did business in Missouri and was
succeeded by the Standard OH Company
"I -decline to answer."
"Did you ever by yourself or others as
trustees own or hold any stock in the
"Waters-Pierce Oil Company of Missouri?"
"1 decline to answer on advice of coun
sel," replied Mr. Rqgers.
"Were you a trustee of the original
Standard OH Trust?' asked Mr. Hadley.
Still Declines to Answer.
3Ir. Rogers attorney objected, and the
witness did not answer.
"Is it not a fact that you and eight
other persons in the Standard OH Trust
held 1500 shares of the Waters-Pierce Oil
Company June 30, 1SS2, as now appears
in the office of the Secretary of State of
Objected to by Mr. Hagerman because
It relates to a. period prior to the organi
zation of the three oil companies which
are defendants In the case.
"I decline to answer," said Mr. Rogers.
"How long a time has the Standard OH
Company of New Jersey, cither through
itself or some other person, held or con
trolled a majority of the stock of the
"I decline to answer."
"That is. you decline to tell for how
long a time?" asked Mr. Hadley.
"I decline to answer on advice of coun
sel," replied Mr. Rogers.
"For how long has the Standard OH
Company of New Jersey owned or con
trolled a majority of the stock of the
Standard OH Company of Indiana?"
"I decline to answer."
Mr. Hadley asked the same question as
applied to the Republic Oil Comply, and
again Mr. Rogers declined to answer.
"Is it not a fact that a majority of the
stock in each of these corporations has
been transferred or is owned or controlled
by the same person or persons, and by
person I mean corporation?"
Mr. Hagerman objected, and Mr.
Rogers asked what companies Mr.
Hadley meant. Mr. Hadley said he
meant the defendants in this case.
Mr. Rogers deolined to answer.
Rogers Makes Correction.
This ended the direct evidence, and
Mr. Hadley asked that all the ques
tions to which Mr. Rogers had de
clined to answer be certified to the
Supreme Court. Mr. Hadley said he
might want to call Mr. Rogers later,
and he was excused. Mr. Rogers, how
ever, returned to the stand and said:
"On Saturday afternoon when I was
asked, 'Do you know "Walter C.
Teagle?' I want to say now that the
man I supposed was. meant was John
Teagle, whoraTT know."
Mr. Hadley brought out from Mr.
Rogers that John Teagle was a mem
ber of Scofield, Schurmer & Teagle,
and is in the oil business.
'Did you find out that Walter C
Teagle is a member of the foreign
committee of the Standard OH Com
pany?" Mr. Rogers started to answer, but
the objection of his counsel stopped
"Is it not funny that you do not
Mr. Rogers made an- answer so low
as to be unheard.
"I want you to treat this matter
with the seriousness" which your
position warrants," said Mr. Hadley.
In reply to questions, Mr. Rogers
"I understand Walter C Teagle is
connected with some foreign business.
I have met him at 2fi Broadway and
He declined to say whether he saw
him about the oil business.
Mr. Rogers knew several other oil peo
ple vaguely, too vaguely to enlighten
the commission. To all questions tend
ing to show a connection between the
Standard Oil Company and "dummy"
companies his answer was, "i decline
to answer." Occasionally he varied this
formula by declining "on advice of
"Do you know C M. Adams, secre
tary of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany?" Mr. Hadley asked.
"I have heard of him."
"Did he go to St. Louis in 1SS2 in
connection with an oil company in
which you were interested and of
which you were a member?"
"I decline to answer."
Policeman Coached by Lawyer..
Mr. Rogers was then excused, and
as no passed Mr. Hadley he said good
bye, to which Mr. Hadley responded.
Eugene Carney was tho next wit
ness. He said he was a police officer
at 26 Broadway, "to look after ped
dlers and beggars."
Mr. Carney said he had no counsel
but William V. Rowe sat beside hlra
and they conferred. Mr. Hadley said
he would object to any. Interruptions
by counsel. In. a rapmcnt.or. two Mr. Car
ney wns advised by Mr. Bowe and de
clincd to answer on advice of coun
He said after hesitation, that his
principal business is to staTt the cic
"fators at one of the entrances to 26
Still acting u.idcr Mr. Rowe's advice.
Mr. Carney proceeded to give a modi
fled Imitation of Mr. Rogors. Ho knew
James Moffctt and C. L. Nichols and
possibly J. D. Carroll, but with tho
exception of Mr. Nichols he could not
state that they had offices at 26 Broad
way. Mr. Nichols had. he admitted.
"Do you remember in August, 1934
that you said to a person that you
knew all the men and that they had
been employed in that building for
"I decline to answer on advice of coun
"Who employed' your counsel, the
Standard Oil Company?"
"I 'decline to answer."
Witness at first refused to say how
long he was" employed at 26 Broadway,
but then .did no. . He refused to say
who employed him.
"Ask. the witness 1f he hae been tela
(CMld4 ob Page 4.)
OF ITS fill
0. R. & N. Seizes Property of
the North-Bank Line at$
ESTABLISHES GRADE THERE
Following Condemnation Proceed
ings, It Makes a Hurried Move
and Gets Control for a
Time of Situation.
night-of-way wr has bro-jtn
out on the Penlnrula again betweeo
the O. It. & N. and the Portland
Seattle Company at Maegly Juif5
tlen. Yesterday afternoon Judge
Fraxer decided the condemnation suit
of the O. n. & N. against A. II.
Maegly. owner of the property In
dispute, by granting the contention ot
the company and awarding It the
right of way desired for 16250.
By o'clock J25 men were at work
on tn right of way at Maegly
Junction, (earing away the trestle
built by the Pertland & Seattle
Wltllamj, Wood & Unthlcum, at
torneys for the Portland & Seattle,
worked lale into the night to pre
pare a petition for Injunction, which
wit granted by Judge Fraser, and
work vu stepped early thU morn
ing, but not before the O. R. & N.
grade was practically establlthed.
Him! man forces disturbed the peace
of Maegly's Junction last night, tore
down the toy trestle of the Portland &
Seattle Railway, and dug deep trenches
until the legal hand of Judge Frazer
reached out near the break of day and
stayed the conflict.
The trestle constructed by the Port
land & Seattle Company hangs a pitiful
wreck on one end while all that' 1j0
feet which yesterday morning stretched
jornia tin. 1liiniitiri Harrlman r!r"ht
of way is oithor scattered oveA the
-rmtnrf in n'itnrrtii and TnlarikeneS heaDS
or Is blowing to the four quartersNgfi
tfce peninsula atiasnes- kamanen is me
lone watchman of the Hill camp.
Result of Condemnation. Suit.
Tcsterday afternoon Judge Frazer
granted the condemnation suit .filed by
the O. R. & N. against A. H. Maegly
and awarded the company a strip of
land through the disputed property
1535 feet long and 100 feet wide for
the sum of $6250. This sum of money
was at once paid by the company and
at once the war for possession of toe
right of way at Maegly's Junction be
gan In earnest.
All reparations had been made by
the O. R. & N. General Superintendent
M. J. Buckley and Chief Engineer S.
W. Boschke wcro in rcadineas. and at
once went to St. Johns. A switch en
tins hauling a load of tics, rails, build
ing materials of all kinds, was hurried
from Portland to St. Johns and from
there tho materials were loaded upon
wagons and taken to the junction point
of the Portland & Seattle trestle. From
the other end of the line, where the
grading camp of the O. B. & X. has
been waiting for several days, about
three-auarters of a mile beyond the
lunction. the Harrlman army of 25
scrapers and more than 100 men began
Burn Rond's Trestle.
Under, the direction of Buckley and
Boschke the men were et to work
tearing down over 100 feet of the
trestle where It crossed the right of
way of the O. R. & N as decided by
the court decision of A o'clock. Tho
timbers from this trestle and tho rails
from a nearby fence were heaped to-
jcothcr in huge plies and fired and in
a few minutes gigantic bonfires cast
their light over the scene.
The scrapers and grading tools were
at once put to work. More than 200
vards long and 100 feet' wide the cut
was rapidly lowered, the men working
swiftly in their efforts to get as much
done as possible beforo any possibles
interference was thrown In their way.
Appeal to Judge Frazer.
In the meantime things in Portland
were not as calm as they had been
before the O. R. & N. money had been
given Into the keeping of the couri.
Williams, "Wood & Linthicum, the at
torneys for the Portland & Seattle,
sprang into the breach and began to
-nrcnnr a netltion for injunction.
Judeo Frazer was asked to wait until
they could draw the papers, and con
sented to remain out of bed until 11
o'clock in order to allow-them to have
a chance in the court.
This Injunction, served upon the O.
R. & put a stop to the feverish
activities of the contractors and men.
but not before the cut across the
Portland & Seattle right of way had
been practically, completed and made
ready for the ties and rails. The work
is now done and the O. R. & N. con
struction will be continued on either
side of the disputed point, while the
question of whether the Portland &.
Seattle or the O. R- N. has title to
the disputed territory and can estab
llsh the grade is threshed out in the
courts of law.
History of the Dispute.
December 16 the Portland & Seattle
representatives entered Into an agree
ment with A. H. Maegly, owner f the
Maegly tract, where the proposed line
of the O. Ri & Jf. and the Hill linen
croeed. prUlg to purchase 2CN
feet across the property in a strip from
200 to 30 feet wide, for 511.000.' De
cember 19 the company, agreed posi
tively to purchase the property at the
price stated, and was given possession
by Mr. -Maegly,-and-began -work-in
building the trestle which was to es
tablish the. grade. -..
December 22 the O. R. & X. Co. filed
a condemnation suit in - the Circuit.
Court before Judge Frazer. and enjoin
ed the Portland '& Seattle from further
work. ,!-ScTnber"f3 deeds tothe Port
land Seattle strip were .'given, by
"Mr. Maegly and filed by the com
pany. " "
Yesterday, the condemnation suit of
.the O..' R. & N. . was decided in-favor
of the company by Judge Frazer, and
the price of the land asked for by the
company-set at $6250, which was at
once' paid and work on the grade, or
cut, commenced. - ' -
Contention of the O. It." & X.
It is contended by the O. R. & N.
-legal department that the -.granting of
.rue cunuemnaiian sun innes tne ques
tion back to the date of that. suit's fil
ing or before Jthe deeds were given to
the Portland &. Seattle Company. For
this reason,-the Portlapd:& Seattle is
bound to give title to the O. R. & N..
for they purchased the land-knowing
that a condemnation suit .was Institut
ed, and that their deeds wo'uld be
granted, in law, subject to the 'decision
of the court. . .
It Is further held by the O. R. & N.
that no injunction can be legally
granted against the construction, Ina's'-'
nsuchas J. Couch Flanders,, the state
aent of the Portland Sc. Seattle Com
pany, is now out of- the state, and no.
legilaction can be taken by the at-,
torneys without his presence and ap
proval. It is probable that this Question will
be brought up by counseL-fSf" the
jO. B. & X. todayanoTrt'r'effort made
jijave tne injunction dismissed as
ot proper, yji that case If the court
holds withJJie O. R. & X., Mr. Flanders
will have to hasten home from
honeymoon In California. In order to
stop the construction of the O. R. & N.
Co. in the meantime, however.
the half completed cut reaches across
the Portland & Seattle right of way,
and the tents of the Invaders are
pitched amidst the ashe3 of the van
LIKE THE GOOD OLD TIMES
NEVADA HAS OLD - FASJUOXED
Manhattan Springs From Xotlilnffto
' 4000 Population and Evcrrthlns
"' ' Goes to Famine Prices.
GOLDFIELD, 'Nev., Jan. 5. One day a
mountain valley with 20 inhabitants, in a
week a pulsating mining camp of 4000
people that Is the history of Manhattan.
80 miles northeast of Goldfleld. A low
estimate places the exodus to the new
fields from Goldfleld alone at 3000 nersons.
Two hundred dollars a day has been paid
for automobiles by those anxious to reach
the camp In a hurry. Hundreds of teams
line the two roads to the latest camp.
Tcsterday a crowded stage tipped over
and killed the driver and slightly wound
ed some of the passengers.
The life at the new camp Is strenuous.
There is no law or order, l-ots have
jumped in prioe from $230 to JX00. Meats
are very high. A bath In a round tin tub
sold the other day for tt. High prices
are paid for sleeping quarters.
Honor to St. Gaudens, Sculptor.
I3NDON. Jan. 0. The General As
sembly of the Members of "the Royal
Academy tonight elected Augustus Saint
Gaudens. the American sculptor, and
Joseph Israels, the Dutch painter, hon
orary foreign members of the academy.
MAN WHO IS TRYING TO
HKKireXT, S. HADLEY. ATTORNEY- GIN EX AT, OT MISSOURI
Sugar Men .Will Avenge Their
"'-Wrongs .in Joint State--hood-BilL-
UNITE- WITH DEMOCRATS
Babcock leads., 75 Republicans In
'House, in 3l6vement to "Amend
' Bill Party Xea'ders Reject
Offers of Compromise.
, "WASHINGTON, Jan. S.-Speaker Can
non's efforts to win the insurgents over
to the Hamilton Joint. statehood bill have
met with little ' success apparently, and
the joint statehood proposition is still
shrouded in uncertainty. The insurgents
claim, they have more. than 5S votes, the
number, which, coupled with the solid
Democratic vote, will force a considera
tion of amendments' to the Hamilton bill.
Two or three Republicans are reported
to have been won over to the adminis
tration measure, through Speaker Can
non, but the weakening in the opposition
Is so slight that until further changes
are brought about the Hamilton bill will
not be taken before the House.
All sorts of compromises have been sug
gested by the Insurgents, but have met
with no favor at the hands of supporters
of joint statehood. The last compromise
offered would provide that the people of
New Mexico and Arizona should decide
by popular vote whether they would ac
cept joint statehood.
Republican Insurgents held a state
hood caucus today, which was attend
ed by about 25 Representatives. A poll
of the House on the Joint statehood
proposition by the Insurgents was re
ported to have Shown slightly leas
than 75 Representatives who will vote
against a proposed rule preventing the
amendment of the Hamilton joint
The Insurgents arc confident they
will retain enough of these votes to
make it possible for them, with the
Democrats, to defeat the proposed
The caucus was held in the commit
tee-room of Representative Babcock,
of "Wisconsin- Sugar-beet interests of
the Middle West were well repre
AFFROXT OFFERED PRESIDENT
Bacon's Resolution on Morocco Calls
Rebuke From Spooner.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. The propriety
of discussing in open Senate a resolution
Introduced by Senator Bacon calling upon
the President for an account of his ap
pointment of delegates to a proposed con
ference in Moroccan affairs, to be held by
European powers at Algcricas, Spain, was
considered for four hours today, and then
by strict party vote It was decided that
the resolution should be executive busi
ness. Bacon In supporting his resolution.
contended for a public session, and Spoon
er declared that the adoption of the reso
lution would be an encroachment by the
Senato upon the constitutional rights of
the President, and virtually of his powers
a Chief Magistrate.
Offense was taken by Bacon at the re
marks of Senator Spooner, the former de
daring emphatically that he did not pur
pose being charged with Insulting the
MAKE H. H. ROGERS TELL
President. Spooner said he did not mean
to imply that it had been an Insult to
Introduce the resolution, but It. would be
an affront to the President to adopt a
measure which questioned the Executive
on a matter on which he was well within
his own rights.
Insisting that he could not see the dis
tinction. Bacon said that. If It would
amount to an Insult for the Senate to'
adopt the resolution, it would be just as
much so for him to offer it.
"I do not understand your logic, re
plied Spooner, "but. If that is your con
clusion, and you insist upon construing
your course as an action in that sense.
of course, I cannot flinch from the conse
quences." The "Wisconsin Senator's reply ended
what had threatened to be a dangerous
colloquy, and the debate on the general
proposition was resumed. '
Spectators were excluded from the Sen
ate at 1:20 P. M., upon motion of Lodge,
who objected to Bacon making a speech
on his resolution in open session. Osten
sibly Itwas to settle-that point that the
doors were closed, but the merits of the
resolution were threshed out ao thorough
ly that it is unlikely that they will again
be gone Into. Every Republican Senator
voted for considering the resolution in
executive session, and Pettus. of the
Democrats present, all of whom voted
for consideration in public session, de
clared he was opposed to the adoption of
the resolution. If called up again, it is
probable It will be referred to the foreign
relations 'committee without debate.
In speaking for public discussion. Bacon
said that the public should know what is
proposed by the conference In Spain, and
whether the action of the President In
naming delegates would Involve the
United States In a contract to carry out
the decision of the conference. He point
ed out that the Interests of France and
Germany in Moroccan affairs are vital,
and action in favor of either of these'
countries would be offensive to the other,
and that the United States, by participat
ing, would Incur the enmity of the ag-
Spooner and Lodge took the position
that the action of the President in ap
pointing delegates would not bind this
Government In any manner, for the rea
son that any contractual agreements with
a foreign government can be made bind
ing only by a treaty ratified by the Sen
ate. The discussion was confined almost
wholly to the Senators named, although
others gave close attention and occasion
ally contributed questions, which drew
out explanations of many of the constitu
tional questions raised.
REVOLTS AGAIXST LEADER.
Burgess Refuses to Follow Williams
on Philippine Tariff.Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3. The Philip
pine tariff measure was the single
topic of consideration in tne House
(Concluded, on paze 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 4i
deS'Z minimum, 40. Precipitation, 0.17 of
TODAY'S Occasional rain. Winds mostly
British Premier has woman suffraslsts
thrown out of meetlns. Pago 4.
All Europe gueaslnp at American policy in
Morocco, rage- 4.
AH Siberia and Caucasus in revolt against
Russia. Page 3.
Babcock leads STisarmen's revolt against
publican leaden on statehood bill. Pace 1.
Burgess quarrel with "Williams about Philip
Pine btlL Page- 1.
Hot debate- In Senate on Morocco confer
ence. Page 1.
Decatur's second trial for hazing. Page 5.
Hermann to be tried In "Washington In
March. Page 4.
Government prepares for trouble In China.
Kansas will organize for freight rate reform
Hill wants reciprocity with Canada. Page 4
New York Police Commlsslonershlp grave
yard of politicians. Page 2.
Insurance grafters dropped from offlce In
banks and trust companies. Page 5.
Harrlman believed to be backing North
Coast Railroad. Page 5.
Great mining stampede In Nevada. Page 1
Suicide of leading Cleveland financier.
Seventeen killed by Haverstraw landslide
Tebeau and Griffith beaten at baseball meet
ing. Tage 7.
Harvard proposes changes in football rules.
Actrein Edna TIoppr loses suit for Duns-
mulr's millions. rage6.
Leon G. Vial surrenders himself at Spokane;
ho shot a woman in Douglas County.
Oregon. Page 6.
Sliver City Miners Union will not employ
lawyer to derend Laldwell suspect
California miner is burled by cave-in of mine.
Fight of "Western Pacific for water-front at
uauiana. rage h.
Commercial aad Marine.
Tlurry in Oregon hop market. Page 15.
Late reaction wipes out gains in stocks.
Export buying stiffens wheat prices at Chi
cago. Page 13.
Boston wool market more active. Tage 15.
Fluctuations in San Francisco produce mar
kets. Page 13.
Three steamers arrive from California ports.
Columbia bringH fancy plgeona for poultry
show. Page 7.
French bark chartered to .load wheat at
Portland. Page 7..
Portias d and Vicinity.
"W. Banks will resign as Assistant United
States District Attorney this morning.
Stool pigeons give information which leads
to arrest of "Tattoo Kelly and "Illney"
Has man. Page 10.
Status of raid on Richards' place will be
determined by whether It Is a hotel or
not. Page 11.
Chamber of Commerce may elect R. R. Hoge
aa president. Page 10.
United Cigar Company wilt change .front of
DeKum ana Washington Dunaings by put
ting In plate glass. Page 0.
O. R. & N. case against Portland & Seattle
Railroad dismissed In courts. Page 14.
Two men arrested aa suspected highwaymen.
O. R. tc IC. Co. seizes trestle of Portland &
Seattle Rad and burns It. Page 1.
Jndgr Trenchard, of Clatsop County, robbed
and badly beaten by highwaymen.
Ralph Modjeskl here to supervise bridging of
Columbia and Willamette. Page 11.
Fat p rusts of the: gas graft' are shown
"What member of Executive Board and. Coua-
- ell yof gas graft. Page It.
GETS READY TO :
Why Government Sends More
Troops to the Phil
MAY NEED MORE WHIPPING
Another Allied Army "Would Find
60,000 Well - Armed Chinese
Soldiers Drilled by German
and American Men.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0. (Special.)
There Is a strong belief that the Govern
ment of the 'United States has a double
object in view In- ordering: reinforcements
for the troops In the Philippine Islands.
The officials, usually silent as to reasons
for orders startling in their nature, ap
parently were willing; that the impres
sion should so abroad that the sending of
the First and Second Infantry and two
batteries of artillery to the Philippines
was necessitated by the prospect of
trouble In China. .
In case of another Chinese outbreak
more troops than are at present In the
Philippines would be needed, but the real
truth of the matter Is that the Govern
ment is desirous of having additional sol
diers In the island possessions In case
of trouble nearer Manila than Is Pekin.
Unknown Banger In Islands.
No layman knows just what the spe
cific fear Is In the Philippines, but that
there has been disquiet In certain Wash
ington departments over happenings In
the islands has been more than suspected
for some time. All the unrest and the
discontent is not confined to the savage
tribes, who would make war under any
provocation and no provocation, or to
the clique of "Independence-at-oncc" na
tives, who confine their demonstrations
principally to vocal outpourings. There is
something under the surface In the
Philippines, and it may be that before
long that something will make itself man
ifest to the eyes of others than the
China Xot as Easy as In 10 00.
Undoubtedly, the addition ot two regi
ments and two batteries to the forces in
the Philippines will be all-sufficient for
the needs of the near future, but, it the
State Department has proper information,
the next time the armed forces of the
nations enter China they must outnumber
the troops that fought their way to Pekln
In ISO). If the invaders expect anything
As nearly as It can be ascertained, there
are about 60.000 modernized Chinese
troops. Five years ago the troops in
China who knew something of modern
methods and who used modern weapons
numbered more than the presont force,
but they were not nearly so efficient in
service as are the troops of today. If It
should come to pass that America. Ger
many and the rest should send soldiers
into China, the ranks would meet In con
flict men whose training was received un
der the Instruction of officers and enlist
ed men who had served under the flag
of the Invaders.
Trained Tjj "Western Officers.
Gerntan officers have done much toward
modernizing the .Chinese army. Within
the last three years American soldiers
discharged from the Philippine service
have gone into China to teach John how
to shoot and give him that quality of
courage which will make him stand up to
If the reports that have come to tha
United States. Government from China
were to he made public, the ordinary
American citizen would learn that the In
struction of the foreign soldiers has not
been unavailing In the Flowery Kingdom,
There are Washington officials bold
enough to say that John Hay's Integrity
of China pronouncement was an error,
and that It were better it the Oriental
empire had been carved up and parceled
Bluejackets Leave Shanghai.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 9. All the forrlsn
bluejackets- who have been patrolling the
foreign concessions have been withdrawn.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Benjamin 1. Mills, Educator.
BOSTON, Jan. 9 Benjamin Franklin
Mills, the founder and for more than 40
years the director of the Greylock Insti
tute, at Willlamstown. preparatory school,
died yesterday at Wolfston. He was a
native of Willlamstown.
Baron Ritchie, British Statesman.
IONDON, Jan. 9. Charles T. Ritchie,
first Baron Ritchie, former Chancellor ot
the Exchequer, died today at Biarritz.
France. He was stricken last night with
Chicagoans "Will Tour-West.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9. Plans were per
fected today by the Chicago Commer
cial Association for- an extended tour
ot the Western States In the Interests
of the business men of Chicago. Two
special cars will carry the delegates.
All the Important commercial centers
of the Western States, extending as
far south as Arizona and New Mexico,
will be covered during the trip. Tho
party will leave here January 19.
Bryan Praises American Rulers.
MANILA. Jan. 9. William J. Bryan
was given a banquet at Hollo, on Mon
day. In a speech he said that the offi
cials and other citizens ot the Islands
were representative Americans, who had
the best interests of the Philippines and
the natives at heart. Today the Bryan
party Is crossinsr the heart or the Ialaad