The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 07, 1900, Image 1

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VOL. XIX. 2sT0. 1.
Joubert's Army Attacked Lady
smith Yesterday Morning.
Engagement Began Before Daylight,
and at 9 in the Mornlns the
Fightlne Still Continued.
LONDON, Jan- 6. The "war office this
evening issued tne following:
"From Buller, Prere Camp, Jan. 6: The
following telegram was received from Gen
eral White January 6, 9 A. M.: 'The en
emy attacked Caesar's camp at 2:45 A. M.
ln considerable force. The enemy was
everywhere repulsed, but the fighting still
continues.' "
General Buller's telegram caused many
later calls at the war office In expecta
tion of the receipt of additional news. The
officials stated at midnight, however, that
nothing further -would be Issued dur
ing the night.
No news has been received from other
sources, though the dispatches Indicate
that Important events at the front are
Imminent, if not actually progressing at
this time.
Boers Desert Ladygray.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 6. A dispatch from
Herschel, Cape Colony, reports that Lady
gray has been deserted by the Boers,
-whose families -will go to the Orange Free
Elate. The Boers, according to this dis
patch, are constructing entrenchments
between Ladygray and Barkly West.
Another German Steamer Seized.
DURBAN, Jan. 6. The German steamer
Herzog has been seized by a British war
ship and brought to this port.
Mafeldng May Not Be Able to Hold
Oat Much Longer.
LONDON. Jan. 6. The continual bom
bardment kept up on the Boer entrench
ments on the Tugela and numerous recon
nolssances are apparently connected with
a well-defined purpose. There are some
Indications that the British plan of at
tack includes an important movement via
Baden-Powell's defeat In sorties at Ma
feking raises serious doubts of his ability
to hold out much longer. Today, however,
comes a report that Colonel Plumer
reached Mochunld from Fort Tuli about
January 1, with the Rhodeslan relief
force. As Colonel Plumer had at his dis
posal about 2000 men, if the news is cor
rect, he ought to be able to- raise the
Siege of Mafeklng.
The Inconclusive fighting around Coles
burg was renewed this morning, the Brit
ish artillery opening to ae westward of
the town. The dispatches indicate that
tJws-jjtAoiip-aoveioplng Into a. jreaeral en
Advices from Belmont say that 'two com
panies of Canadians, dispatched to cover
the return of Colonel Pitcher's column,
occupied a pass bIx miles out to prevent
any attempt of the Boers to cut off the
A dispatch from Cape Town relative to
release of the steamer Mashona, having
a quantity of American flour, says the
case arouses less Interest than 'that of the
Bundesrath, which it Is claimed has been
known for years as a carrier of war ma
terials to the Transvaal.
Colonel Charles Howard Vincent sailed
for South Africa today, although the doc
tors have not permitted, him to accompany
the London volunteers. Vincent is de
termined to gh e his unofficial services at
the seat of war.
A special dispatch from Cape Town to
day says It is rumored there that General
French has entered Colesburg.
The Morning Post's military critic dis
cusses the details of General French's and
General Gatacre's skirmishes and opera
tions, and declares that both need rein
forcements. He adds:
"Each side of Modder river (where Me
thuen is) wants to be attacked, but neith
er cares to attack. The consequence is 4
liKeay io oe a pause until the arrival of
reinforcements. These will reach the Brit
ish first if General Buller wins a battle
in NataL If not they may come first
to the Boers, who. In case of their sec
ond success at Tugela river, could spare
men to go to Magersfontein."
Botih the News and the Mail attack the
ministry, submitting a series of questions
much alike to be propounded In parlia
ment when it assembles as to the conduct
of the war and the preparations. These
questions are aimed at Sir Michael Hicks-
Beach, the chancellor of the exchequer;
Lord Eansdowne. the war secretary; Lord j
Wolseley, the commander of all her maj-
esty's forces, and all the members of the
war office, both in the civil and military
Probable Plan for Attacking the
Boers at the Tngela.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. A dispatch to the
Tribune from London tays:
While General French's adroit maneu
vers and gallant repulse of the enemy's
determined attack are of superior Interest
as Incidents of actual warfare, public at
tentlon cannot be diverted from the -impending
battle at the Tugela. - Heavy
fighting has been expected from hour to
hDUr "by military men, who could not be
convinced that Sir Redvers Buller would
wait for the single battery and the small
force of hussars whch had been dis
patched from Cape Town to Durban.
But when the official bulletin, dated yes
terday, from Frere camp, and containing
his thanks, in the name of the army, for
the holiday remembrances from home was
posted, the Impression prevailed at tho
clubs that a decisive battle would be de
ferred until Monday, when he could com
mand every available man, gun and horse.
This opinion was unchanged at midnight.
The censorship was screwed down to the
tightest notch, so that only trivial camp
incidents were related by the news agen
cies. The military writers for the press were
divided In their forecasts of the plan of at
tack. One group held that Inhlawe moun
tain would be the first objective point, and
that the southern bank would be cleared
before any attempt was made to force the
passage of the river. The second group,
undismayed by the failure of previous fore
casts, assumed that there would be a run
ning movement a long distance away, with
a front attack at the other end of the line
and a vigorous artillery fire at the center,
and they cited as proofs of their theory
the reports of systematic scouting on the
Upper Tugela, near Springfield, the mass
ing of Warren's division at Estcourt,
whence it could be sent toward Weenen,
and the organization of the mule transport
system on a large scale.
General Buller must have received yes
terday strong cavalry reinforcements, con
sisting of the South African light horse
and the Eighteenth hussars, and when the
last battery afloat, with a small force of
hussars, arrives, he will be as strong as
he can be expected to be, and with nothing
to gain by delay.
German Steamer Released.
BERLIN, Jan. 6. A dispatch received
here from Aden says the authorities of
that place have .renounced all further
search; of the Imperial German mall
steamer General detailed there under
suspicion of having contraband of war on
board. The steamer will resume her voy
age in a few days.
Lieutenant Glllmore "Was Anions; the-
Knmber Released.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Official confir
mation has come from both General Otis
and Admiral Watson of the release of
American prisoners who have been held
by Filipinos for many months. Otis' dis
patch reads as -fellows:
"Manila. The prisoners-are now en route
from Vigan. They arrive tonight, and a
list of them will be telegraphed tomor
row. Lieutenant Glllmore la among the
That of Watson follows:
"Manila. Colonels Hare and Howze
have captured all American prisoners, in
cluding Glllmore, now at Vigan."
The sweeping statements made In the
dispatches to the effect that all American
prisoners have been released have aroused,
a hope that in the list will appear the
names of some officers and privates of
the army who are set down on the army
rolls as missing. Prominent among the
missing army officers is Major Charles
M. Rockefeller, of the Ninth infantry.
This officer advanced beyond the lines
during the fierce fighting early last sum
mer. He disappeared completely, and no
trace of his body was ever found.
It is gathered from Otis' report that
the released men have been sent by boat
across Lin gay en gulf to Dagupan, at the
northern extremity of the railroad, and
about a day's journey from Manila,
Civilizing tlie Natives and Cleaning
Up the Island.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The secretary
of the navy has received a most interest
ing report from Captain Leary, governor
of Guam, recording his achievements in
the matter of civilizing the natives and
cleaning up the island. The report begins
with the statement that three of the ma
rine , guard. Privates 0Rourke, Paul
Schoemlg and W. P. Brown, attached to
the Guam battalion, died and were burled
wittf - military honors. Captain Leory
"There are other cases of sickness, but
every possible care and attention is given
them, all precautions being taken to im
prove the sanitary condition of the sta
tion. "After issuing my proclamation," 6aya
Captain Leary, "setting aside a Thanks
giving day, according to our national cus
tom, g. native priest at Agana Informed
me that he would that day celebrate a
special Thanksgiving service. In which
our station band would participate.
"The high esteem in which Padre J.
Zpalamo, the native priest, has been held
by every jne in the island seems to be
Justly merited by him. as he has on all
-fetscasiona --shown himself to-b&'a'm&tfof1
extraordinary moral qualities, and it is a
Pleasure to state that dn my various local
duties and decrees as governor he has
promptly and energetically Indorsed the
"government'-s action, thereby strengthen
ing our influence with, the people for good.
"A report of the medical department's
service among the inhabitants of Guam
has been submitted by Surgeon Philip
Leech, United States navy, showing the
exoellent work that is being Accomplished
by our small corps of medical officers,
who have worked with tireless seal and
energy, and are deserving of the highest
Surgeon Leech, after referring to the
various cases under his care, says:
"Assistant Surgeon Stone had persuaded
the people of Agana, the largest village,
to establish a. hospital of 10 beds. So
striking have been the results that the
authorities of the village ore now build
ing and have nearly finished an additional
hospital of 20 beds.
"The people appear to be grateful for
what is being gratuitously done for them,
and seem to appreciate the importance of
co-operating with us, not only in our med
ical work, but in our efforts to make sani
tary improvements."
Executive Order Relative to Regula
tions for Island Ports.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The president
has Issued an executive order relative to
quarantine regulations for the ports in the
Philippine islands. The order recites that
to pre ent the Introduction of epidemic dis
eases the act of 1893 and the rules framed
thereunder shall have full "force in the
islands, with additional regulations. These
rvrm$rA im rascale ftntAmnn- on3 nloarfTiiv
from any Philippine port shall be examined
by officers of the marln hrwnltal service.
Details of officers for that purpose have
already been made for the ports of Manila
and Ilo Ho, and will be made for the
remaining ports as rapidly as possible.
These officers shall have authority over
incoming vessels, including army trans
ports and noncombatlve ships of the'navy,
and no entries shall be permitted without
quarantine certificates. Ships clearing for
United States ports shall take out bills of
health, after complying with all quaran
tine regulations, and said bills may be
signed by a collector of customs in the
absence of a medical officer. The medical
officer at Manila shall be the chief quaran
tine officer and .make all appointments sub
ject to the approval of the secretary of the
treasury. The marine hospital service
rules shall apply as far as applicable, and
the expenses of the quarantine service
shall be charged against the island reve
nues, not to exceed 5300 000 per annum
The epidemic fund Is to be reimbursed
from the island receipts for the cost of
disinfecting appliances and material al
ready ordered to be forwarded to tha
Brutus and Victoria at Manila.
MANILA Jan. 6. The collier Biutus
has arrived here from Guam, Ladrone
The British steamer Victoria, Captain
Blakeley, arrived here today In tow. The
Victoria left San Francisco October 17 for
Honolulu and Manila. She was spoken
November 9 in latitude 19 north, longitude
159 east, moving under sail, having broken
her shaft.
Premier Greenvray and His Cabinet
ST. PAUL, Jan. 6. A Winnipeg (Man
itoba) special to the Pioneer Press sajs:
Premier Greenway and cabinet resigned
office this evening, following their de
feat at the polls December 7 last. The
lieutenant-governor has called for Hon.
Hugh John MacDonald to organize a new
cabinet It will probably consist of Mr.
MacDphald as premier and attorney-general;
R. P. Roblin, minister of public
works; James A. Davidson, secretary, and
two other members without nnrtfnHr..
The bya-elActJnna will come on at once. I
Seizures of Steamers Increase
the Anti-British Sentiment.
They Will Have the Effect of Push-
ing the Emperor's Navy Bill
Through Parliament.
BERLIN, Jan. 6. The excitement occa
sioned by the seizures of German steam
ers by British cruisers Increases, and
overtops everything else. Even the open
ing of the Prussian diet the coming Tues
day is dwarfed thereby. In spite of the
strongest current of popular anti-British
sentiment, the German government still
honestly tries to continue its course of
loyal neutrality, but anxiously awaits fa
vorable British action regarding the seiz
ures, which the government and nation
both regard as unjustified. The govern
ment has ascertained without a shadow
of doubt that the Bundesrath was seized
in strictly neutral Territory within a ra
dius belonging by international law to
the Portuguese colony. Thereby the ac
tion of the British cruiser Maglclenne was
clearly wrong, as hero contended. The
news that Great Britain has released the
steamer General, seized at Aden, is here
construed as Great Britain's backing
down. In official circles today the hope
was expressed to a representative of the
Associated Press that Great Britain will
L admit that she is wrong, after detailed
ana comprehensive proofs are submitted
at London. Part of these proofs are the
bills of lading of the Bundesrath, the
General and the Herzog, showing that the
German East African line was most par
ticular to exclude all chances of Its ves
sels containing contraband. The Bundes
rath is shown to have had on board 42
passengers for Delagoa bay, comprising
12 Portuguese, of whom several were gov
ernment officials; two ex-Austrian and
one ex-German army officer. The rest
are civilians. This line is subsidized by
Germany to the amount of 900,000 marks
The action of the Colonial Society, in
further Inflaming public opinion, is con
demned by a large part of the press. The
Frelssinnlge Zeitung says: "The presi
dent of the Colonial Society Is the regent
of Mecklenberg-Schwerin. Does he deem
it compatible with his position to use
such language toward a friendly power?"
The Hamburg correspondent doubts
whether this is tho right time for indigna
tion meetings.
The. Magdeburg Zeitung says: "He "who
advocates forcible measures does not
know that Germany, in such a conflict
with England, would be Isolated, since In
France everybody awaits the moment Im
patiently when a serious quarrel between
those two great powers will enable her
to act."
The Vossische Zeitung says: "All the
political parties in Germany will support
the government In vigorously protecting
be foolish to Join In protest meetings at
this stage."
The Cologne Gazette says: "It is re
grettable that an English cruiser dared to
seize the Bundesrath, but German sober
opinion disavows purely agitatory meas
ures." A fact Interesting to note Is that Cap
tain Fry, of the English church In Berlin;
British Ambassador Sir Frank C. Las
celles and a committee now callor sub
scriptions for the sick and wounded In
South Africa. A concert Is to the given
January 9. the proceeds to go toward the
fund. The German Red Cross Society, at
the beginning of the war, offeree!? aid to
the British wounded, but the proffered as
sistance was rejected. c
A correspondent here of the Associated
Press Interviewed Herr Barth, the frels
sinnlge leader, who said: .
"The Bundesrath incident will cause the
fleet bill to pass with a rush. It will
break the centrist opposition. No party,
not even the socialists, would risk go
ing before the. country now In opposition
to the fleet bill, as It would be swept
The" government Is expected to hurry
forward the bill, so as to take advan
tage of the monetary situation.
With the reconvening of the diet, the
canal bill fight will be renewed. The
government's chances of passing the new
bill have somewhat Improved In the mean
while. But the conservatives remain ob
durate. In spite of concllatory measures
and utterances recently made by Prince
Hohenlohe and Dr. von Mlquel. Strong
I argumentations have been prepared by
the opponents of the bill, including the
fact that the newly-opened Dortmund
Ems canal must be closed for three
months for extensive repairs, showing the
unreliability of canals as vehicles of com
munication. The jemperor Is said to be de
termined this time to dissolve the diet
If the bill Is again rejected.
The relchstag, after reconvening, will
consider a number of Important measures,
including the meat-inspectlen bill. There
fore, the agrarian press jopens the fight "on
American meat The Deutsche Tages Zei
tung severely, abuses the Hamburg cham
ber of commerce's annual report. In which
the hope is expressed that -the anti-meat
measures would tie stopped, and that the
economic harmony with the United States
would be re-established.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press is reliably informed that the em
peror means to reorganize and extend the
subsidy theaters in Berlin by the erection
of a special Wagner theater here, planned
under royal auspices. In addition to the
royal, an opera-house will be rebuilt next
year and modernized for dramas and
smaller operas: the Schausniel-Haus will
become a comedy stage and KrolUs will be J
enlarged for a popular stage, giving the
best performances at the cheapest prices,
which Is the special wish of the emperor.
'ihe correspondent of the Associated'
Press Is authentically Informed that the
report that King Alexander, of Servia, Is
married to Princess Marie Louls'e, of Cum
berland, or anybody else, is baseless.
The American Presbyterian mission at
Batanga, Camaroons, has sent the Ger
man government a letter of thanks for
the efficient protection which the German
colonial authorities afforded the mission
in 1S99.
Plans for the American church In Ber
lin, which Mr. Lafarge, of New York,
drew up after several modifications, do
not find approval on the part of the Ber
lin building authorities, who insist that
to render the building safer, a German
architect will have to change the plans
Russian Troops
on Afghan Border.
6. Stock exchange
prices were weak atrthe closing, partly
due to the stories of Russia's massing
tronns nn thft fiwnMpr nf A-fVVxiTitctnn a
semi - official explanation of these moves
comes today from St. Petersburg to the
effect that they were merely to test the
capacity of the Central Asian railroads
to transport troops. The experiment, it
is added, is regarded as highly successful.
The explanation Is hardly regarded as
entirely satisfactory, but official circles
discredit the Idea that Russia's present
move In any way threatens Afghanistan
or India.
United States Will Not Prevent
Fiance's Attempt to Settle Claim.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The United
States government has at this moment no
concern in the attempt of the French gov
ernment to settle a long-standing claim
against the government of Santo Domingo
by a naval demonstration, as reported in
the press dispatches. What out future at
titude may be will depend entirely upon
developments; but it may be stated there
Is a growing indisposition here to shelter
governments from the consequence of their
disregard of the rules of honesty and In
ternational obligation. It is not positive
ly known that in the present instance tur
pitude is involved, but from the statement
of facts set out in the press dispatches
the case appears to bear a strong resem
blance to others that have preceded It,
and that, In our estimation, justifies the
action of foreign governments In adopting
summary measures to collect their money.
This particular case is said to have been
pending about three years, and it is under
stood that President Heureaux had finally
arranged to settle It, but the agreemens
was disregarded by Jimenes, his successor
and the present occupant of the presi
dential office of Santo Domingo. There
is a possibility that tho United States may
ultimately become involved In this affair
through what is known as the San Do
minican syndicate, controlled by New YorK
capitalists. This concern has a conces
sion from the Santo Domingo government
by which, In return for defraying the in
terest on the public debt and otherwise as
sisting the government financially, it is
entitled to collect all of the customs reve
nues of the Island.
The present administration In Santo Do
mingo is believed to be so low In tunas
that it could scarcely ray the ICO.OOO de
manded by the French government in set
tlement of the pending claim. If, in this
case, the French naval commanders should
undertake to seize the customs revenues,
international questions might arise. It
should be stated, however, that, so far,
the state department is not Informed that
Jimenes has recognized as still In force tne
concession held by the New York syndi
cate coming from the late President
Santo Domingo Will Pay.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. General Alejandro
Whozy Gil, who was consul-general of the
Dominican republic In this city for six
years, until the assassination of President
Heureaux, said last night, when told that
the French government had ordered the
French Atlantic squadron to sail for Santo
"I have no doubt whatever that the claim
will be settled to the complete satisfaction
of the French government, irrespective of
the intended visit of the French squadron."
French Ship for Santo Domingo.
ST. TTTnXTAa -n -rrr t t n
iu-jjuminsor it is reported she was called
there hurriedly by cable.
The German schoolshlp Stoschis here.
United States Ahead of Great Britain
as a Coalprodncer.
s NEW YORK, 6. The Engineering
hnd Mining Journal, in its annual statis
tical number published today, says the
preliminary statement of mineral pro
duction in the United States shows that
tho total production was valued at the
place of production at 5413,738,414, as com
pared with $314,255,620 in 1S9S. Of non
metallic substances, the total value of the
output was $001,872,631, as compared with
$483,091,970 in 1898. Deducting certain un
avoidable duplications, such as coal used
in coke or Iron ore in pig. Iron and so
on, the net value of the mineral produc
tion reached a total of $891,424,082, show
ing an increase of $151,607,332 over 1898.
The gold production was valued at $72,
483,055, and the silver production was 61,
179.6S9 ounces.
The most Important item was coal, the
total of which in 1899 was no less than
244,581,875 tons, the largest quantity ever
mined in a year, and putting the United
States for the first time ahead of Great
Britain as a coal-producer. The pig Iron
production was 13,649,453 tons, or 1,878,619
tons more than in 1S9S. The copper pro
duction amounted to 592.652,637 pounds, a
gain of 11 per cent over the previous
year. Other important items were 213,003
tons of lead; 135,796 tons of zinc; 54,048,100
b'arrels of petroleum; 15,194,511 barrels of
cement; 19,215.794 barrels of salt; 88,713
flasks of quicksilver, besides a very .great
variety of mineral products of import
Building a Navy to Carry Out South
American Expansion Idea.
LONDON, Jan. 6 The Spectator today
publishes an .article entitled "Germany
and the Monroe Doctrine." In which It
"It Is with America and England that
Germany realizes she must struggle for
supremacy. We do not say for a moment
that Germany (regards America as an en
emy, but Germany realizes It is America
that at the moment lies across Germany's
path, and that, unless she Is able to reckon
with America on equal terms, she will not
become the world-power of the future
that she desires to be."
' The Spectator then goes on to declare
that Germany's objective is South Amer
ica, but that the Monroe dctrine bars
her way. How to get around this is puz
zling, but the paper declares Emperor
William counts upon the German vote
In the United States to hflp him when his
new navy Is ready to carry out his South
American expansion Idea, especially In
Brazil. The Spectator then warns the
United States that If "It Intends to uphold
the Monroe doctrine in the future, it must
not sleep over It now, but prepare to sup
port a navy and army equal to the strain
of maintaining a policy so tremendous.
If not. she 'Is certain to suffer great hu
miliation at the hands of "patient, effi
cient and persistent Germany," adding:
"When the hour comes, Germany won't
be bluffed Into respect of Monroeism. She
will call America's fleet, and If the fleet
Is no higher than her's, Germany will
i i a a -
Shnfcldt Court-Martial.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Under orders
Issued by General Merrltt, commanding
tlie department of the East, a general
CQurt-martial, of which Colonel F. L.
Gueritjier, Fourth artillery, is president,
met at Washington barracks, in this city
today, for the trial of Captain Robert W.
Shufeldt, United States army, retired, on
the charge of conduct unbecoming an offi
cer and a gentleman. The case is a pecu
liar one, in that It Involves the right of
military authorities to compel a retired-officer
of the army to submit himself to the
jurisdiction of a state court for the satis
faction of a private obligation
J. W. Cook Donates Seven Acres
In Albina for a Site.
One Condition Is That There Must
Be No Distinction of Race, Color
or Religious Belief.
J. W. Cook, for 45 years a resident of
Portland, and one of the pioneers In the
salmon-canning Industry on the Columbia
river, announced yesterday that ho will
donate seven acres in Cook's addition to
Albina as a site for a technical and 'n-
J.. W. Cook, who has donated seven Jacrea In Cook's afldltbn-to Albina aa-asitcfora tech
nical and Industrial school, has been a 'resident of Portland continuously since January 28,
1835. He was born at Newark, N. J., Aujust , 1S33. For the past 15 years of his residence
in Portland ha has been a manufacturer pf bags, tent3 and wagon covers and a speculator In real
estate. He was the first to speculate In Portland real estate. Property now worth hundreds
of thousands of dollars passed through his hands. One of his earliest purchases was all of
the block bounded by Second, Third, Clay and Columbia streets, except the two lots on the
southeast corner of Third and Columbia. Forty years ago he paid $300 for this property. He
sold the two lots on Third and Clay for but ?300, but more than made his money out of the
remainder. Mr. Cook and his 'brother, JVIn, were among the first to engage In salmon can
ning on the Columbia river. About 30 years ago they built a cannery at Clifton. "While Mr.
Cook Tvae in the"buslness he packed about 600,000 cases of salmon, of an estimated value of
over ?3,000,000, JJr. Cook has always given strict attention to business, and has never had
any desire to figure In politics. The only office h& eer held was that of councilman in
Portland. That was so long ago that he has forgotten thp year of his election.
dustrlal school. He attaches two
tions to his gift. They are:
First The school shall be open to
persons who are residents of Oregon, with
out regard to religious belief, race or
Second The land shall be used only for
me uuriiubu ior wnicn n nas Deen ao-
nated. If abandoned or put to other uses
it shall revert to Mr. Cook or his heirs.
.The offer holds good for one year. Mr.
Cook expects that a committee of public
spirited men and women will now take the
project In hand. When tne body has been
organized to the satisfaction of Mr. Cook,
the site will be formally conveyed.
The site which Mr. Cook has donated
Is part of a tract of 40 acres which he
bought several years ago. The greater
part of the tract has been sold as town
lots, upon which many cozy homes have
been built. In times ot ordinary demand
for real estate, the seven acres wquld bo
worth $20,000. Even in the present period
of low values Mr. Cook would not con
sider an offer ot $1000-an acre. So It will
be seen that substantial aid has been
given for the establishment of a technical
and industrial school.
The elte is on the high ground northeast
of the big O. R. & N. shops, and but little ,
over a stone's throw from them. Fremont
street bounds H on the east and the St.
Johns road on the west. Maryland street ' naa collected upon the fire escapes on the
runs through the tract, east and West, ' front of tne building, were safely carried
and Lincoln street, north and south. In down.
speaking of streets, it should be said thaw Raphael PItizzo, who lived on the third
while this part of the tract has been . fl00r, took his family of three small chll
mapped for Mr. Cook's private use, it 3ren down the rear fire escape to tho sec
has never been formally platted. i 0nd floor, where he was cut off by flames.
No more appropriate site could be chosen
for a site for a technical and industrial
school. Here the student, pursuing the
studies that are to equip him for the bat
tle of life, will be in close touch with In
dustry In all its forms, but far enough
removed from its noises to be able to carry
on his studies in quiet. At the base of a
gently sloping hill on the low ground to
the southwest are the great railroad shop
i of the O. R. & N. Co. Skirting the river
front are sawmills, warenouses, wheat
docks, flour mills, factories and other in
dustrial enterprises. Every .dollar's worth
of Portland's ocean commerce, and a great
deal of its river trade passes up and
down the Willamette In front of the site.
All of Portland la within view. The snow
clad mountains loom up just as clearly
from this place as from any point around
Portland. Lower Albina cars of the City
& Suburban system run up Mississippi
avenue to within four blocks of the lo
cation. Mr. Cook made a trip to the property
yesterday and found that some one had
generously fenced It and converted It
into a pasture for a teyr cows. Along
the St Johns road a fetfr squatters had
settled on small pieces and put up shan
ties. Mr Cook measured the land with
a tape line and estimated that between
two and three acres aire level enougn
for building purposes. The remainder is
in gentle slopes, which could' be utilized
for small buildings or laid out In a lawn.
If laid out, It would be one of the pret
tiest lawns around Portland. It would
make the place look like the home of
a wealthy retired merchant.
Mr. Cook has had the project In mind
for over a year. Being a practical busi
ness man, and a very successful one,
he has realized the need of a technical
and industrial school In a great city
such as Portland has come to be. The
banquet to D. A. Sinclair, general sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. of Davto.n, O,
the other night, at which technical edu
cation was discussed, influenced him to
take the first step and offer a suitable
"Portland needs an Industrial and tech
nical "school for Its young people," said
Mr. Cook yesterday, "and I sincerely
hope that the movement in that direc
tion which has been Inaugurated will be
successful. I make no conditions about
the size of the buildings or their cost.
Doubtless those who will undertake the
enterprise will find It for the best to
begin on a small scale and gradually
enlarge their scope. Whether the Insti
tution should be for boys alone, or for
both sexes. Is a matter which I shall
leave to the management. It seems to
me that there should bo a small charge
for tuition, In order to cover expenses.
The only conditions upon which I insist
are that the land shall be used for the
purpose for which I donate It, and that
the school shall be open to all citizens
of Oregon, without distinction of race,
color or religion. Young men and young
women from whom prejudice as to re
ligious belief, race or color is absent
make our best citizens, and it should
j be the aim of the new Institution to fit
, Its students for the best and healthiest
i thero is in American citizenship. '
I j. Persons Killed and Seven In-
jnred In New Yorhr.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. A tenement-house
fire in East Ninety-second street early to
day resulted in three deaths and seven
persons being badly Injured. The dead
Mrs. Mary Sutherly, a widow.
Frank Sutherly, 9 years old.
James Sutherly, 22 months old, both sons
of Mrs Sutherly.
The Injured are: Harry Sutherly, 5 years,
critical; Raphael PItizzo, bruised; Fire
Lieutenant Stone, M. A. Dean, Michael
Sullivan, Charles McCarthy and Martin
O'Leary, overcome by gaa and smoke.
The fire, which started In the cellar, had
gained much headway before the firemen
arrived. A policeman aroused the tenants.
Harry Sutherly was found lying uncon
scious In the hallway on the second floor.
Tho boy had made hjs way from the top
flnnr hut nmilrt pft Tin further. Ha had
inhaled flames, arid it is thought he will
aie. Ladders were raised by the firemen,
nA number of women and children, who
while clinging to the fire escape he was
compelled to pass his children over a 12
foot fence surmounted with spikes, which
separated the tenement from the adjoin
ing house. His arms were cut by the
spikes, and when he saw the children
all in safety he collapsed and fell, sus
taining bruises.
When the firemen were about to enter
the building they found the dead body of
Mrs. Sutherly, lying face down, with her
baby dead In her arms. A few feet from
her, on the floor, lay the half-burned body
of her boy Frank. The damage to the
property Is trivial.
Another New York Fire.
NEW YORK. Jan. 7 Fire this morrnnjr
destroyed a six-story brick factory build
ing at Fifty-ninth street and First 'ave
nue, occupied by Frank M. Wise, alumi
num and metal; Brown & Smlthson, or
! namental plasterers, and E. S. Levy 5c
Co., cigars. Chief Croker estimates the
damage at JCO.OOO.
3 a ,
j Railroad Name Changed.
BISMARCK, N. D Jan. 6. General W.
D. Washburn, president of the Bismarck,
, Washburn & Fort Buford Railroad Com
pany, has filed with the secretary of state
' notice of a change of name to the Bis
marck, Washburn & Great Falls railroad,
the intention being to make the line more
extensive than at first expected, and to
build to Great Falls, Mont, through the
Judith basin.
Ernest J. Lehman.
WHITE PLAINS. N. Y.. Jan. 6. Ernest
J, Lehman, founder ot The Fair depart
ment store In Chicago, and the first to put
Into execution in Chicago the department
store Idea, died here last night, at a pri
vate sanitarium, where he had long been a
Hoar Criticised for His Speech
in Favor of Quay.
Culberson Called Down by the Dem
ocratio Leaders Alger Wrltlns
a Boole on Army Beef.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Senator Hoar
Is being quite severely criticised on ac
count of his speech in favor of the seat
ing of Senator Quay. Those who aro
opposed to Quay, and especially a large
number of senators, think the Massachu
setts man went outside his position as a
senator In declaring himself, and that It
was unwarranted to make a statement
and partial argument In favor of seating
Quay before the case actually came be
fore the senate. The excuse which he
made to get hl9 remarks before the peo
ple la said to be altogether too lame, as
petitions upon one side or the other have
been pouring In upon senators ever since
Quay was appointed.
Miles Refused Consideration.
General Miles, commander-in-chief of tha
army, is still refused consideration, and"
the belief is general that the prejudica
must exist with President McKlniey, a3
well as with Corbin, for Secretary Root
Is supposed to be fair enough to give con
sideration to the position which General
Miles holds. Friends of General Mlle3
say that recommendations which he makes
are pigeon-holed and are sometimes not
even brought to tho attention of the sec
retary, no matter of how much importance
they may be.
Second Place on Presidential TIclcet.
Delegate Flynn, of Oklahoma, asked tho
president whom he wanted for second
placo on the ticket, and the president
got around the question by saying that
that was a matter for the convention to
decide, and his only wish was that whom
soever It might be should be a man big
enough to be president. Of course, it is
not supposed that tho president would
tell a delegate in congress, or any other
person who was not entirely In his confi
dence, whom he preferred as a running
mate. The "hunch" will be given to tha
republican delegates at Philadelphia, and
will come from Hanna just as It came In
regard to the selection of Philadelphia for
the national convention, and the defeat
of tho Payne proposition to reduce South
ern representation in the convention. The
president is not telling the Flynna of
Oklahoma his opinions on Important po
litical questions like the selection ot vice
president for transmission to tho republi
can managers.
Culberson Called Down.
Tho democratic leaders of the senate,
composed mostly of old senators, have
given Culberson of Texas to understand
that for a new man In the body to aspire
to displace an old-timer like Jones, even
Qn a political position outside the senate.
is equivalent to placing himself outside tha
pale of senatorial courtesy. Culberson,
desiring to have a prosperous career In
the senate, has hastened to announce that
he will not ba a candidate for the demo
cratic chairmanship In place of Jones.
Alger Writing a. Boole.
Considerable interest Is manifested here,
in the announcement that ex-Secretary
Alger Is to publish a book defending hla
administration of the war department dur
ing the Spanish war. It Is asserted that
his private secretary was Instructed by
Alger to collect and secure photographic
copies of all the big beef and other con
tracts with the commissary and quarter
master departments, and that It wa3 only
after these had been obtained that Alger
resigned. These features, it Is aald, will
form an Interesting part of the book, but
to just what use the ex-secretary will as
sign them, is not known.
Talcu Chief in Washington
Chief Johnson, of Juneau, Alaska, head
of the Taku tribe, has arrived in Wash
ington, and Intends to pay his respects to
the president. He will also call on a num
ber of senators and representatives, and
urge upon them tho necessity for better
provisions for his home people.
More State Officials Indicted Bribery
and Embezzlement.
"LANSING, Mich., Jan 6. The Ingham
county grand jury, which created a series
of sensations by bringing bills of indict
ment charging several state officers with
flagrant criminal offenses, adjourned to
day, tho term of ufflce of Circuit Judgo
Parson, who summoned the Jury, having
expired. In their final report to the court,
the jurors said:
"Our entire session has been de-voted to
Investigation of state and legislative de
partments. Certain offenses against the
laws have been discovered and indictments
found. Other misdemeanors partially ex
amined Into have not been fully Investi
gated, for the reason that to have done
so would have required the abandonment
of the case In hand."
The following are the persons who hava
been Indicted and the offenses alleged:
Edgar J. Adams, speaker of the house
of representatives, two Indictments for
William A. French, state land commis
sioner, offering bribes.
Charles H. Pratt, agent for a law-book
concern, offering bribes.
Representative S. J. Hammond, solicit
ing bribes.
Fred A. Maynard, ex-attorney-general,
misdemeanor in retaining part of his
chief clerk's salary.
W. L. White, state quartermaster-general;
Colonel Harold A. Smith, assistant
quartermaster; Arthur F. Marsh, adjutant-general,
and chairman of the stato
republican central committee, and Ell R.
Sutton, regent of the university of Mich
igan, and a member of Governor Pln
gree's military staff, charged with alleged
fraud and embezzlement n connection
with the sale and alleged repurchase of
military supplies.
All appeared for arraignment, excepting
General White, who has departed. All
the military men Indicted were appointees
of the governor, but it is regarded as set
tled that the governor had no knowledgo
of the alleged frauds.
The French Conspirators.
PARIS, Jan. 6. M. Guerfn, who hag' been,
sentenced to 10 years' confinement in a
fortified place, has arrived at Clatrvaux,
where he will undergo his sentence. Thero
was no demonstration anywhere during
Guerin's journey. Buffet, who was con
demned to 10 years' banishment, remains
in Brussels. Deroulede. who has also
been banished for 1Q years. Is on his way
to Milan, whence he proceeds to Spain,
having decided to take up his residence
at San Sebastian.
Jnlla Marlowc-Taher Divorced.
HYDE PARK, N. H.. Jan. 6. JuHa
Marlowe-Taber. the octrees, has beea
granted a divorce from her husband, Rob
ert Taber.