TOL. XTX, NO. 38. PORTLAND, OBEQON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AWAITING DETAILS Evidently Some Hard Fighting at Pekin. JAPANESE REPORT THE ONLY ONE International Situation at Snansrhal Assumes a. Dongrerous Aspect, Mixed Troops Belnsr Loaded. WASHINGTON, Aug. IS. The Govern ment, now fully satisfied by tho advices that the international troops have entered Pekin and that the Legatloners. are saved, is calmly awaiting detailed state ments from its own officers. Dispatches were received today from General Barry at Che Foo, and Consul-General Good now, at Shanghai, repeating' the main fact of the capture and relief. General -Barry wired: Che Foo. Adjutant-General, "Washing ton Taku, Aug. 17. Indiana transport arrived on the Ifith. All are weU. Will .go to the front. Pekin taken 35th. le gations safe. BAPJRT." Neither Oeneral Chaffee nor Admiral Remey were heard from, however, and It is to them, particularly to the Ameri can commander at Pekin, that the Gov ernment looks for advices, not only on what has occurred, but on the local de velopments, from which an intelligent de termination can be made of what still remains to be done. The dispatch from General Tamaguchl, giving the details of the capture of Pe kin, was accepted by the "War Depart ment officials as giving the most satis factory account thus rar received. Gen eral Tamaguchl is in command of the Fifth Army Corps, with the rank of Mojor-General, and is regarded as one of the fighting Generals of the Japanese Army. His report discloses for the first time that the Americans shared in the assault on the city, and that they marched with the British troops to the south gate, while the Japanese and Rus sians operated against the east gate. "What was most noticeable in the Japan ese report was that the Japanese killed are given at 100 and the Chines killed at 400. This makes no account of the wounded, and indicates that when tho detailed list is received It will be a heavy one, as the wounded always far exceed the killed. Furthermore, tho report states that the loss of the allies has not been ascertained. This is the first inti mation that there were losses other than those sustained by the Japanese. The entire tenor of the report indicates that the engagement was a. fierce one, lasting throughout the day of August 15, as the attack began early in the morning, and the blowing up of the gates did not oc cur until nightfall. Even with the Chinese capital occupied by the allied forces, it Is realized that there is still serious business for the force inside the city. "While they have Teachedbaujutorwallswhloh-encircle the entire city, yet there are wallsVith ln walls, and it remains to bo seen wheth er an attempt will be made to enter the Imperial city, forming a distinct section of Pekin proper. The inner walls are comparatively light, however, not being ahove 30 feet high, and the military au thorities say that they cannot even with stand light artillery. If there is nny dis position to breach them. Moreover, as the allied troops have breached the great outer wall, 60 feet high, and far more formidable than the inner walls, they would have comparatively little difficulty in moving where the commanders desired in the city. Aside from tho question of withdrawal of troops from China, there Is the fur ther question of the withdrawal of trooDs from Pekin. Both of these questions are for the present in abeyance, pending definite news from General Chaffee and Minister Conger. Certainly there can bo no immediate withdrawal from Pekin, and the Government is yet to learn what plans will be devised for escorting the. Degatloners and the several thousand native Christians to the coast. Mr. Wu, the Chinese Minister, tonight received an official cablegram announc ing the entry of the allied forces Into Pekin, tho night of the 15th. It was sent by L.1 Hung Chang, and transmitted to Mr. Wu by the Chlnei, Minister in Lon don. The text of the dispatch was not given out, but it was -explained that the message was a simple announcement from the Chinese Government, confirma tory of the other advices reporting the fall of tire Chinese capital. The Shanghai Issue. Tl PrwtWent, Socrctary Root. Acting Secretary ef State Adee, Acting Secre tary of the Navy Kackett and other of ficials were in conference during the afternoon. It was said afterward that no additional details had come concern ing Pekin, and it was understood that the conference had to do with the situa tion at Shanghai. Word reached the Navy Department during the afternoon that the United States cruiser New Or leans, with 300 men. had reached Shang hai, at which point the British warships and transports are already In force, while the French, Russians and Germans are hurrying their men to the same desti nation. The American Government so far has kept cut or the entanglement, and, in view of tho reported landing of tho troops by some of the powers, it was stated that the landing of American trocps had never been contemplated. Although the officials declined to give out any specific information, it is under stood generally that the Government is in possesion of word that the landing of the Br'tish force- war begun todav, and it was probable that this would be fol lowed by the landing ef German and French forces. As these several forces had as tho ostensible purpose of their larding an maintenance of peace and order, it is not assumed to be likely that -any disorder can arise from the course pursued. A3 a result of the conference held today, it Is believed that a dispatch was forwarded to the commander of the New Orleans, advising him of the course to be pursued. The general situation at Shanghai, caused by the proposed landing of Brit ish troops, and the protests of Germany and France, continues to be strained, al though the authorities are rather more hopeful of a satisfactory adjustment than heretofore. The State Department does not treat the matter as at all grave, and regards it rather as a misunderstand ing, one side holding that British activity is confined to Shanghai, while the other insists that this activity is designed to cover uie whole Tangtse region. One oH uipwinsuc omuais wno nas been most active in the affair said today that In any event there could be no serious rupture. Even if troops' were landed, it would increase the security and order prevailing. It seems to be accepted that if the British troops land. German and Frrncb, and possibly Russian, troops also will land. About 1QM French troops have arrived at Hong Kong, destined for Shanghai, and German ships are now on their way to tho same point. The German, irrench and Russian Charge d'Affalres called separately at tno state Department today. The sirua- ti on was discussed, but no important changes developed. The general policy of the Government toward China heretofore has been made known both to General Chaffee and Min ister Conger, and it was stated authori tatively tonight tnat there was no neces slty for sending these officials additional instructions. The fact Is emphasised by Administra tion officials that the policy of the Gov-, eminent Is stated in Secretary Hay's note of July S, and that nothing can be added now to that document, excepfNan elabo ration of the points stated therein. SHANGHAI THE STORM CEJTTER. Imbroglio Beginning to Assume a Serious Aspect. LONDON, Aug. IS. Whatever of in terest might attach to the events reported In tho night's dispatches la destroyed by the capture of Pekin. as most of the mes sages relate to matters preceding and leading to the capture of the Chinese cap ital. General Llnevitch, Commander of the Russian troops In Pi Chi Li, reports to St. Petersburg that August 12 the Chi nese intended to give battle at Che Sin, where were concentrated 60 battalions of the best Manchu troops, commanded by General Tung Fuh Slang, but, losing cour age, they retreated, not waiting for an attack to be made. The eyes of tho world, which have been fixed hitherto on Pekin, are turning to Shanghai, where an imbroglio resulting from the jealousy and suspicion of tho powers will possibly shortly assume a serious aspect. The British) landed Goorkas and Bombay regiments Friday, and France Is hurrying 1700 Tonkin troops thither, some of whom are reported to have arrived already. The situation in tho Valley of the Tangtse Klang at Wu Chang is serious. Chang Chi Tung's troops mutinied, but the outbreak was quelled. Russia's campaign in Manchuria seems to bo progressing satisfactorily. General Orlleff, chief of staff of the Russian forces in China, reported August 14 that he attacked the Chinese at Medua Chi August 12 and subsequently advanced to Tak Shi and captured an abundance of stores. The Chinese are said to be gath ering in force in the neighborhood of Kobdu, from which place thef Russian and Tartar residents have departed. A Berlin dispatch, dated this (Sunday) morning, says the German battalions ar rived in Tien Tsln Thursday. Baton for Von Waldersee. CASSBL, Prussia, Aug. 18. In the throneroom of tho palace here at noon today. In the presence of Field Marshal von Waldersee and his staff. Emperor William presented to the Count a field marshal's baton and made an appropriate speech, to which Von Waldersee replied. A dinner followed, and His Majesty toast ed the Austrian Emperor. At 3:45 P. M. Von Waldersee started for Berlin, the Emperor embracing and kissing him aa he left. French. Troops "Will Land. SHANGHAI, Aug. 18. In consequence of the landing of British troops, the French have arranged to land 150 blue jackets at their concession. IFSANTPAGO'S 'PROVINCES General "Wood Aiding: in Its Recon struction. VICTORIA DE IDAS TUNAS, Province of Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 18.-3overnoi-General "Wood and his party left Puerto Padre yesterday and arrived at Las Tunas last night in the saddle. He made an ap propriation here for the reconstruction of schools, charitable institutions and the hospital, and roads to Manlta City, which have been in complete ruin since 1897, when they were destroyed br the Cubans. The population was then 5000; now it is 800, as a result of the war. The populace showed General "Wood great gratitude. An officer of the Tenth Cavalry has been placed in charge of the reconstruction. The country is absolutely peaceful, and the bandits have been wiped out. The heavy cedar and lumber interests in the country will likely flourish again after the reconstruction of the roads. Kempff Is at Cavite. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. The flagship Newark, having on noara Admiral Kempff, arrived at Cavite, P. L, today, from Taku. SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS China. American troops shared In the assault on Pe kin. Pace 1. The Shanghai muddle is beginning to asauma a serious aspect, international troops being landed. Pare 1. The British Foreign Office explains the Shang hai affair. Page 2. Frenchmen accuse England of dnpllcltr at Shanghai. Pace 11. Foreign. Lord Roberts will be recalled from Africa la October and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. Page 2. President Loubet awarded the prises et tho exposition. Pace 11. Another attempt was made to asaasslnats the Two -person were killed in an accident at the Paris Exposition. Pago 2. Political. Minister Conrer may take the stump for Mo- Klnley. Pace 2. Democrats are urced to organise city ssd precinct clubs. Pag-e 2. Domestic Caleb Powers wa convicted of complicity' in the Goebel murder and sentenced to life Imprisonment. Page 1. Foreign anarchists, said to have come to this country to assassinate HcKijiley, are under arrest In New Tork. Page 3. The Typographical Union refused to enter tha political field. Page 11. Pacific Coast. Army will aid destitute miners at Cape Noma, feeding there those that cannot be gotten home. Page 4. Contract has been let for the construction cl the Klamath Falls Hallway. Page 4. Oregon Hcpgrowers Association offers to con tract to buy hops at 11 cents. Pa?e 4. Cruiser T&coms, soon to be built at Ban 5ra- Cisco. Is described. Page 1. Commercial nml Marine. Export of cold from New Torfc attended by rising prices for stocks. Page 18. Exports of gold from New Tork last week were $8,341,800. Page IS. Demands may require Bank of 'England to take additional steps to attract gold to Lon don. Page IS. Shipments of lumber from Washington for tho year Just ended amount, approximately, to $1,500,003. Pago 10. Paget Sound salmon pack' for this season is about 199,000 cases, compared with 028.000 for 1689. Page 19. British ship Fraaklstan clears for Europe with 11S.S50 bushels of wb&t. valued at 565,030. Page 19. Steamer Argyll, formerly British, grrea an American register. Page 19. Unlrrlgated crops In Idaho suffering- from drouth. Page 19. -Local. Xoang man shoots out the eye of a lad with an air gun. Page 10. Five-year-old girl on the East Side Is scalded to death with boiling water. Pago 11. Fund for the ransom of young VeavHIe more than half raised. Pago 20. SIX NEW CRUISER Not Speedy Novelties but Sub stantial Sea Fighters. DESCRIPTION OF THE TACQMATYPE Tills Ship Is to Be Built at the Union Iron Worlds Her Complete Mod ern Equipment. "WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. In the course of about two years, the United States Navy will be Increased uy six new pro tected cruisers of the smaller type, of which the Tacoma is one. Tnese six ships were named for as many towns of moderate proportions In different parts of the United States, although the size of the cruisers is in no way a reflection upon the towns that have, been honored. In preparing the plans for these crulserB, the Navy Department has nad an eye to compactness, stability, completeness, and at the same time durability. The old Idea that for a time neld sway in favor of freak ships, those that would develop wonderful bursts of speed, those that would draw the least water, or those that carried the heaviest guns, has passed away, and the . ships that are being de signed today are intended for thorough going fighting machines, that will be able to give a good account of themselves if engaged, and will not be lost through some weakness in construction or design. Such vessels are the Tacoma and Its class. These vessels are being nullt in vari ous yards throughout the country, that at the Union Iron Wonts being named the Tacoma, out of courtesy to the Pa cific Coast and the Coast builders. Work on the first cruisers of this type, the Denver, has progressed more-'rapldly than on any of the others, but It is not con templated at this time that any of the contractors will request an extension of time in which to comtitoro the war. Bhlps. The Tacoma Is one of a dans of eItt protected crulBers, all built on the same lines, with the same equipment ar d arma ment. The companion ships are 1 he Den ver, Des Moines, Chattanooga, Galveston and Cleveland, named for the respective cities of those names. In one respect, that of being sheathed and coppered, these cruisers are a radical departure from previous practice. It was a hard fight be tween the Chief Constructor of the Navy, Admiral Hltchborn, and the other mem-, bers of the Naval Board, to secure this feature, which Insures cleaner bottoms for a longer time than can otherwise be obtained. In all other essential features the Tacoma and class are tnoroughly up to date. For many years Chief Construc tor Hlchborn stood almost- nlhno tn nl advocacy of sheathing for ships' bottoms, but "persistent argument, combined with many object-lessons from the reports of our ships in service, which tended to sProve.the statements In .favor of-sheath-lngjatlas't overcame the 'strong prejudice against It, and all of the 12 ships au thorized by the last, Congress, three first class battle-ships, three first-class ar mored cruisers, and six protected cruis ers, are to be sheathed and coppered. Owing to the action" of the last Con gress In providing for armor-plate, work on these cruisers has been greatly de layed. The Tacoma, to be built at the Union-Iron Works, at San Francisco, has not yet been begun, and the most for ward ships of the class, the Denver, is yet but 20 per cent completed. The Ta coma will, be about the size of the Ra lelprh and Cincinnati, but ran mnflpm in design and equipment. The latter ships were designed at a time when the craze for speed at all costs reached its maxi mum, and to attain, this extreme speed, which could only be maintained for a few weeks after they were docked -and cleaned, on account of their rapidly foul ing unsheathed bottoms, too many other qualities were sacrificed, and they are now being altered to remedy this defect. The Tacoma was designed ror a speed of 16 knots, but will make 17 knots when pushed, while the Raleigh and Cincinnati were designed for a speed of 19 knots. The former will bo able to maintain her speed practically indefinitely, while the latter could scarcely maintain a speed of 15 knots, and that with an extensive con sumption of coal. The horsepower re quired In tho Tacoma is 4500, as compared with 10,000 in the Raleigh and Cincinnati, which means less than half the weight of propelling machinery. Uhe Tacoma will have a total length of SOS feet, with a length on the water-lino of 292 feet, and a 43-foot beam or breadth. Under ordinary conditions she will draw 15 feet 6 inches of -water, but when loaded to her fullest capacity coal, ammunition, etc. this draft will be increased to 16 feet 8 inches. When so loaded, she will have a displacement of 3i00 tons, and will carry 700 tons of coal. The propelling engines of the Tacoma are of the vertical, In verted, four-cylinder, triple-expansion type, supplied by six water-tube boilers. The main battery of the Tacoma and sister ships will consist of 10 five-Inch 50 callber breech-loading rapid-fire guns of the most modem type used In the-Navy. This will be assisted by an auxiliary bat tery made up of eight six-pounder rapid fire guns, two one-pounders, and four Colt machine guns. The sail area of the Tacoma will be .greater In proportion than that carried by most of the vessels of the Navy, being 6000 square feet, which Is counted as a valuable auxiliary power In time of emergency. rne guns win an De designed for smokeless powder, and the five-inch guns will be more effective than the old type of six-Inch guns. Eight of them will be mounted on the main deck In recessed ports, the four forward ones having a range from right forward to 60 degrees abaft the beam. The four afterguns will range from right aft to 60 degrees before the beam. The two remaining flve-lnah guns will be mounted behind shields on the spar deck, one forward and one aft. Four slx-pounders will be mounted on the main deck, two forward and two amid ships, and four more on the spar deck. The two one-pounders will be mounted on the main deck, and the Colt machine gun on the top of tho hammock berthing amidships. The coal capacity of the Tacoma with bunkers full 700 tons Is sufficient to give her a radius of action at full speed of about 2600 miles. At the most economical rate of steaming, probably in the neigh borhood of 10 knots per hour, she will be able to steam about 9S00 miles without recoaling, or more than sufficient to take her from San Francisco to Manila. The ammunition supply will bo large, as It should be to make rapid-fire guns effect ive. For each of the five-inch guns sho will carry 250 rounds, and for each of the slx-pounders 500 rounds. The wood material used In the con struction of the hull will be reduced to a minimum. 'All the bulkheads on the gun and berth decks will be of metal, and she will be fitted with a pilot-house on the spar deck built entirely of non-magnetic metal. "Where It Is necessary to use wood for any, purpose, it -will be treated with the electric flreprooling process before being worked. A water-tight deck cov ered with half-Inch plate will be worked from stem to stem, the sides sloping down to three feet below the water-line, and the flat or midship portion rising 18 Inches above It This will be the line of the berth deck for the greater part of the length, but toward the ends It will slope down. On top of the water-tight deck at the sides, a belt of obturating material will be worked, covering the water-line for the whole length of the ship. All of the propelling machinery. Bteering-gear and magazines will be below the water-tight deck. The rig will be two-masted schooner, with slemal-varda at- the foremast. The Tacoma will have two searchlights an eiectric signaling system and a com- nlnfft Installation nt alm. ll,Vit- mk. blowers for ventilattoiTaria th$c"W!' wincnes will be operated by electricity. She will carry one 30-foot steam cutter, one 30-foot launch, two 2-foot cutxers, two 26-foot cutters, one 28-foot whale boat gig, one 28-foot whaleboat and one IS-foot dingy. The complement will be 27 officers, 23S seamen and 2S marines. GREATER NEW YORK. Population Shown by Census to Be 3,437,202. WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. The popula tion of Greater New York, as Indicated bj tho count. Just completed at the Census Office, Is 3,437,202. This lnchides the pop ulation of -the Boroughs of Manhattan and Bronx, previously announced, and those of Brooklyn, Richmond and Queens. An approximate estimate of the increase since 1S90 shows it to have been 37.9 per cent. Canadian Pacific Strilce. WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. 18. The Cana dian Pacific Railroad strikers not settled yet: in fact, a member of the eeneral committee stated today that, although the' aiuea mechanics had almost come to terms, the boiler-makers and machinists were as far from a settlement today as they were when they went out. It Is un derstood that some disagreement has sprung up in regard to the wage clause In the schedule. The men do not look for a settlement for probably another week. 'iJhp? Sf3lK$ THE CRCISER TACOMA AND CLASS. Powers Convicted of Com plicity in Goebel Murder. WILL GO TO PRISON FOR LIFE Tno ex-Secretary Dased Toy tho De cision of tho Jury Closing Arjrn xacnt in the Case GEORGETOWN, Ky., Aug. 18. The ver dict of the jury In the case of ex-Secretary of State Caleb Powers, charged with being on accessory before the fact to the murder of William Goebel. wast "We find the defendant guilty and fix his punishment at confinement in the pen itentiary for the rest of his natural life." The Jury retlred'at 1:32 P. M. and re turned its verdict at 3:25, being- out only 53 minutes. Juror Craig stated after ward that the verdict could have been CALEB ' -rtrtvHiasjijl6M' jsjw .irwrf ". BX-SECIUETAB.T OF STATE OF KENTT7CKT COJTVICTED OF COMPUCTTY IS TKE MURDER OF GOEBEL. returned even sooner, but considerable time was taken up reading the Instruc tions. The vote in favor of a life sen 'tence was unanimous. When the Jury retired the belief was general that ,they would not agree, and in' this opinion the defendant was firmly convinced. "When the verdict was re turned, Powers, for the first time during the weary six weeks or the trial, be trayed his feelings. Under ill of the try ing incidents of the trial he had main tained" a changeless expression, the same whether things were going favorably or against him. The verdict of guilty, how ever, staggered him, apparently. He was sifting near the door of the Juryroom, 'and when the Jury knocked upon the door summoning the Sheriff his face took on an anxious look that was noticeable, but did not appear to be particularly ap prehensive. When the 12 men filed Into the room and took their seats and the clerk called the roll of the Jurors, the prisoner did not appear to be more ex cited than the throng or spectators, who craned their necks to catch tho first in timation af the verdict. "Have you made a verdict, gentlemen7" Inquired the court. "We have," the Jurors assented, and at the same time Mr. Stone, the fore man, passed the verdict up to the clerk, who Tead It aloud. Powers, already pale, grew ghastly as the verdict waa read. i-l'Jr-'2 "ijSifiijig! irri and hla face betokened great mental an guish. This was only for a few seconds, however, and then, regaining his com posure, he turned to the Misses Danger field, who had been in conversation with him, and said: T was not expectlny that. The ver dict is unjust." There was no demonstration following the verdict, and the crowd filed out of the Courthouse almost in silence. Fpw ers remained in the courtroom for some time after the verdict was rendered, In conference with his attorneys, who will at once move for a new trial, and. fall ing In that, will make an appeal. The last day of the tnal found the Courthouse more densely packed than ever. Hundreds who applied for admis sion were turned away. Commonwealth's Attorney Franklin, who closed the case for the state today, promised In advance not to deal in personal villlflcatlon and abuse which had characterized the speeches of some of the attorneys. During the presentation of the case by Mr. Franklin, Powers sat as usual with his counsel and showed no emotion. Just behind him sat Mrs. Henry Toutsey, wife of one of the alleged conspirators. Ar thur Goebel occupied a seat with the prosecution and Senator Harbison, the successor of Goebel in the Senate, and his law partner, sat behind him. Franklin said that the state of facts POWERS. admitted by Powers showed him guilty of treason, even prior to the murder of Goebel. Powers, though he had taken an oath when sworn In as Secretary of State that he would uphold and defend the constitution and the laws of the state, had confessed on the witness stand "that he and those associated with him meant to defy at least ne of those laws, and in furtherance of that design ho organized a band of braves for the pur pose of Intimidation and murder, when both the murder and the Intimidation had 'failed In its purpose, Powers and others had tried to overthrow tho state govern ments The spectacle of an ex-Governor of the state (referring to Brown) defend ing a man who had confessed as much as Powers, he said, was both surprising and humiliating. In conclusion. Attorney Franklin bitterly arraigned Powers for what he termed his conspiracy to cover up his own crime and let the guilt fall upon Toutsey. The argument was concluded at 1130. Judge Cantrill adjourned-court until 1 o'clock, when the case was given form ally into the hands of tno Jury. When the Jurymen entered the Juryroom Juror Stone, the oldest one on the panel, was elected formeman. Juror Porter, the only Republican on the Jury, the first to speak, said: (Concluded on Second Page.) - - w - w - -vm' TOOK FIRST PRIZE Paris Exposition Award Falls to O. R. & N. Co, BEST CEREAL EXHIBIT JM WORLD Display Conslsta of Over DO Different Varieties of "Wheat "Wo rS; o2 Collecting tho Sane, According to cablegrams to The Ore gonlan received yesterday, tho O. R. & N. Co., with headquarters at Portland, waa awarded the first prize, or grand gold medal, for the best exhibit of cereola at the Paris Exposition. While It naturally follows that the peo ple of Oregon and "Washington will receive the news of the award with gr;eat delight and gratification, in reality it is a sting ing rebuke to their lack of appreciation of one of the many wonderful productions peculiar to the two states. Several of the largo Individual wheat-ral3ers, who had pledged their attention to a proper show ing, failed to moke good their well-meaning intentions In. the matter, and it waa only at the eleventh hour that the. O. R. & N. Co., and more particularly tholr live, energetic Industrial agent, R; C. Jud son. took hold of the preparation of the exhibit, which has won for Itself lasting and highly enviable fame. M. EL Carleton, assistant pathologist and expert authority on wheat culture for the United States Department of Agri culture, was a visitor to the exposition held in Portland last year. While ho evinced great interest in the several dis plays, his attention and admiration waa most forcibly directed to that of cereals. He regarded the production as something wonderful, and promptly decided that it would be to tha credit and advantage of this Government If such a. display could be- secured for tho great fair across the waters. Ho accordingly arranged with several farmers in tho Northwest for samples of their crops in this line. Prom ises were easily secured, but their ful fillment proved another thing. Just at the time when failure seemed; certain, Mr. Carleton appealed to the O. R. & N. Co. for assistance in tho matter. The communication was turned over to In dustrial Agent JUdson, and, with the hearty approval of Traffic Manager Campbell, ho at once energetically set out to comply with tho request. It may bo well to stato that among the several exhibtta examined by Mr. Carleton, during hla visit to tho exposi tion, was tho ono offered by tho O. R. & N. Co. from their experiment station at "Walla Walla, This will bo recalled as a wonderful illustration, of tha possibil ities of the industry in the state. While tho company is ever free to proffer tho same for any legitlmata purpose, it pre ferred' that tho Individual growers be given the preference, and their efforts exploited. The exhibit as prepared by tho O. R. & N. Co. consisted of 53 different vari eties of wheat, and a few samples of oats and barley. "I was confident that they would prove world-beaters," re marked Mr. Judson yesterday afternoon. "I had exercised great core In the selec tion of the seed, and drew upon all parts, of the globe for them. Tha display wa3 certainly a magnificent one, and we aro more than pleased to learn that our opin ion is shared by those in authority at Paris." The grain went from Portland by ex press in a neatly framed and pointed package, and was thus afforded a good reception at Washington. The story of Its arrival at that point and the arrange ment of the display is well told by the annexed letter, written by Mr. Carleton to Mr. Judson: "Dear Slrt Tour consignment, of cere als, as requested, for the Exposition at Paris, received in good order. Tour sam ples are of excellent quality, and show to advantage tho great fertility of the boundless Northwest. These specimens will moke a fine display. Tour exhibit is entirely of panels, showing grain in the straw, and to give you an Idee of its prominence, I will say thai we will have 45 separate entries, while there are- only 120 entries in all. Largo placard labels will be placed over groups of your sam ples bearing the words r 'Collective Ex hibit of the Oregon Railroad & Naviga tion Company, Portland, Oregon. "One box of groin, in one-quart bags, will be given as samples to those who may wish to experiment with the cereals from your great wheat fields of the Pa cific Coast. "In closing. I wish to thank you again very much for your hearty co-operation in this work. I am sure that your exhibit will be a great csredit to the Northwest. Very truly yours, "ML A. CaUnJETON, "Hi Charge- of Cereal Ihvestigatlona." The box of grain. In quart bags, men tioned in the letter, was secured by Mr. Judson from the several wheat-raisers along the line of the O. R. & N. Rail road. The socks were made from goods of very fine quality4, and carried a puck ering string of red, white and blue ribbon, and the following printed inscription, in brilliant scarlet ink: "Raised along the line of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company; headquarters, Portland, Or., U. S. A." In each package was a neatly printed card bearing the name of the grower, the variety of the grain, the yield per acre and hs pojtofflce address. These samples are intended for distribution In the principal wheat centers of the United Kingdom, and it 13 left to the Depart ment of Agriculture to see to the success ful carrying out of this programme. Mr. Judson says his Idea In accompany ing these small packages by the men tioned data was to satisfy the several re cipients, should they compare notes, that the samples were from several fields and not from one particularly favored section. The effect of this remarkable recognition of the resources of the Northwest will be far-reaching. The attention of the newspapers all over the world will not' only be arrested, but a mighty factor Is the direction of immigration will assert Itself. The O. R. & N. Co. has covered Itself with glory, and at the game time rendered the section In which it operates a service of great worth. Suicide of a. Netv Torlrer. SAN FRIANCrSCO. Aug. 38. Philip Koenlgberger, a New Tork tobacco-dealer, who cut his throat In a Point Loboe-ave-nue barber shop Wednesday, died at tha French Hospital today from the effects of these self-inflicted injuries. The phy sicians believe that Koenlgberger was temporarily Insane when he used the razor. He leaves a widow and three grown children. Mrs. Koenlgberger and her daughter are now traveling in Eu rope. One son resides in New Tork. and another in Deadwood. S. D. The relatives have been notified. Koenlgberger was a native of Germany, and Si years of age. He sold his Interest In the firm, at B. Ev N. Schwartz since his arrived hsxo six weeks ago.