The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 09, 1901, Image 1

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An Explosion Is Likely to
Occur Any Day.
Italian Statesman Accuse Austria
Hungary of Carrying; on a
Propaganda In Al-
ROME, June 8. Slgnor Gulccardlnl, the
reporter of the budget committee, speak
ing In the Chamber of Deputies on the Al
banian question, said it was, In his opin
ion, critical, as the movement in Mace
donia might precipitate a surprise at any
moment. He cited a series of incidents
which, he maintained, went to show that
a propaganda was carried on In Albania
by Austria-Hungary, and asked whether
such a propaganda was reconclllable with
the declarations made at Vienna and
Home regarding the maintenance of the
status quo, which, in his opinion, was
unstable. Other speakers referred to the
unrest in the Balkans. These utterances,
taken in connection with Count Koluch
owskl's recent speech, indicate that the
statesmen fear that trouble is imminent in
Southeastern Europe.
Regis Wounded by Lnberdcsqnc and
the Affair Stopped.
PARIS, June S. The duel with swords
which was begun yesterday In the Pare
des Princes between Max Regis (the antl
Semlte Mayor of Algiers) and M. Laber
desque, an Algerian journalist, and which
was adjourned after 19 resultless rounds
had been fought, was resumed this morn
ing. M. Regis was seriously wounded in
the forearm, a copious flow of blood re
sulting, and the duel was thereupon
The duel today lasted only a few sec
onds. M. Laberdesque, who Is a fine
swordsman, yesterday confined himself
to the defense, but this morning, after
half a dozen passes, he lunged and pricked
M. Regis in the right forearm. The lat
ter wished to continue the duel, but the
seconds refused to let the fight continue.
A quarrel then broke out among the
seconds and several spectators, which in
cluded Malota, a writer on the Aurore;
Thomeuex Suitzbacher and others. Sev
eral challenges were exchanged and final
ly friends succeeded in leading away M.
Regis, who was furious over the seconds'
decision. Before he left the ground, M.
Regis shouted to M. Laberdesque:
"I fought you to show I was not afraid
of your swords. You are, nevertheless,
an assassin."
jfrl. Laberdesque promptly retorted, ask
tEg the seconds to arrange another duel.
Regis wanted to fight Laberdesque with
fists when the duel was stopped, but the
seconds intervened.
Regis, in addition to fighting Laber
desque, has to fight a duel with Gerald
Richer, a writer on the Petit Republlque.
The Temps reporter, describing the. final
scene, says it was lucky the duel did
not last another half hour or half the
spectators would have challenged the oth
er half and the duel would have degen
erated into a pitched battle."
Mrs. O'Connor's Play, "The Lady
From Texas," Not a Success.
LONDON, June 8. The theaters gener
ally are not doing much business. Mrs.
T. P. O'Connor's appeal to the critics to
give her what encouragement they could,
as If she failed It would almost break
her heart, has not helped her play "The
Lady From Texas" at the Queen's The
ater. The comments of the papers are
unanimously severe. The production, how
ever, is a triumph for Kitty Cheatham,
the American actress, and seldom has a
player received such good notices, cer
tainly not in a play which the critics dis
approve. It is now settled that Charles Hawtrey
will sail for New York about the middle of
September and open at the Garrlck The
ater, New York, October 3; with "A Mes
sage From Mars." Charles Frohman has
engaged Mr. Hawtrey for a second visit
to America In the Autumn of 1902, in or
der that the New York public may see
him in his latest part, "The Man From
A meeting of theatrical managers has
been held to consider the regulations
framed by the theater committee of the
London County Council, which, if carried
out, will compel every manager to cut off
any part of his house where persons can
stand with a barrier at least eight feet
high. It was decided to co-operate in an
effort to bring about a change in these
Mme. Melba's appearance at the opera
Thursday produced a gala performance.
The boxes were all occupied. In one row
of the stalls sat the Duchess of Marl
borough, white with roses, with Mrs.
George Cornwallls-West.
The French Actress May Not'.Be Able
to Master the Part In English.
LONDON, June 8. Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt Informed a representative of the
Associated Press that there is still some
doubt as to whether she will play Romeo
to Maude Adams' Juliet. Her acceptance
of the offer was made jokingly, but was
taken seriously. Mme. Bernhardt adds:
"I would love to play Romeo in English,
but I scarcely think I could ever suffi
ciently master English to do so."
"When Charles Frohman heRrd what
Mme. Bernhardt had said, he was much
"Bernhardt herself," said Mr. Froh
man, "suggested the Idea, and she ap
peared to do it In all seriousness. She
had before her a copy of the part in
English. I said, 'Why don't you do it
in French?' but Mme. Bernhardt said, 'I
shall do It In English. I have It here. 1
shall learn It.' So convinced was I that
Grau and I talked over the arrange
ments, even to the minutest details of the
expenses. Now she appears to have
changed her mind about her ability to
learn the part. "Why, I cannot think. But
I am perfectly willing to make the same
arrangements and let the performance
take place In French."
Mr. Frohman tells the Associated Press
that Edna May will next season appear
under the joint management of himself
and of George Edwards.
Report Compiled by United States
Consul-General Allen.
WASHINGTON, June 8. No reports up
on the trade of Corea have been published
for the last seven years, according to
Consul-General Allen, at Seoul, In a com-
munlcatlon to the State Department. Mr. f
Alien, tnererore, submits a report com
piled by himself, which sets forth the prin
cipal facts relating to Corea's commerce
with the rest of the world, and estimates
of the value of America's trade with that
The total trade of Corea foV 1900, includ
ing native imports and goods re-exported
is set down at $13,690,213. The net impor
tation was valued at $6,550,925. The chief
Item of American Imports was kerosene,
which was valued last year at $896,815.
Next In order in this connection comes
mining supplies, of which at least $150,000
worth was imported from, the United
States last year. American imports into
Corea, the Consul-General states, have
more than doubled in the past year and
the trade is growing. Corea's total ex
portation of 1900 amounted to $4,701,054.
Americans are shown to be prominent in
the trade and development of Corea, es
pecially in regard to the railroad and min
ing enterprises. Relative to the currency
of the empire, Mr. Allen says:
"Corea is greatly in need of money, yet
no encouragement is given to the people
to develop their excellent natural re
Beautiful French Girl Incarcerated
In a House for 25 Years.
PARIS, June 8. The sensation of the
week has been the arrest of Mme. Mon
nler, a rich, miserly land owner, living In
the neighborhood of Poitiers, and her
son, an ex-sub-prefect of the Department
of Vlennea, and a leader of Poitiers so
ciety, on the charge of Incarcerating
Mile. Blanche Monnler, daughter of Mme.
Monnler, for 25 years In a room of Mme.
Monnler's house. The police, who were
anonymously notified of the woman's de
tention, entered the house and found Mile.
Monnler shut up in a room In darkness,
lying on a mattress, stark naked, and so
emaciated that she appeared to be a liv
ing skeleton. The room was covered with
filth, bones, refuse, food, worms, rats and
all kinds of vermin. The unfortunate
woman, who had partially lost her rea
son, was taken to a hospital. It was
thought she would die, but she Is now
Twenty-five years ago she was a beau
tiful brunette, and fell In love with a
lawyer without means. Her mother dis
approved of their love, and confined her
In the room which she has only recently
left. The son, after his arrest, pleaded
that he acted as he did on account of
filial piety, and that the mother was re
sponsible. The lawyer died In 1885.
There was another dramatic develop
ment In the case today. Mme. Monnler
died In prison of heart disease. The
gtavlty of her crime was brought home
to her at the jail. She became HI and
died suddenly In the Infirmary at the
prison tnls morning.
His Shameful Treatment of His Law
yer, Labor!.
LONDON, June 8.-The visit to Eng
land of Maltre Labori, the distinguished
French advocate, has developed the fact
that the relations between himself and
Dreyfus have greatly changed since the
Rennes drama. M. Laborl's friends say
that Dreyfus has treated his "savior"
shamefully. They declare that the last
time Dreyfus stayed in Paris he never
went near M. Labori, and has In other
ways shown what they stigmatize as an
utter lack of gratitude. M. Labori does
not conceal his appreciation of these cir
cumstances, but is as ardent as ever,
declaring in private that Dreyfus was
wrongfully convicted, and the slightest
suggestion to the contrary Is sufficient to
send the advocate In a passionate fit of
denunciation of Dreyfus' detractors; and,
whatever may be the personal relations
between himself! and the prisoner of
Devil's Island, he certainly has not lost
any ardor In behalf of his famous client.
On Her Way to Holland and Bel
gium. LONDON, June 8. Mrs. Louis Botha,
wife of the Boer Commandant-General,
arrived In Southampton this morning on
the British steamer Dunreagan Castle
from South Africa. She refused to grant
an Interview, but a son of ex-Secretary
of State Fischer, who accompanied her,
informed a representative of the Asso
ciated Press that Mrs. Botha was going
straight to London and later would pro
ceed to Holland and Belgium, but that the
date of her departure for the Continent
.had not been fixed. Mr. Fischer was
unable to confirm or deny the report that
Mrs. Botha' had come to Europe upon a
peace mission. He was released on parole
In order that he might accompany her.
Duchess of Marlborough's Speech.
LONDON, June 8. The Duchess of
Marlborough, this afternoon, at the West
minster Town Hall, opened a sale of the
work of the Children's Union. The Amer
ican peeress made a bright little speech,
in which she said she could think of no
nobler or higher work than saving little
children from poverty and pain. The
Duchess, who was loudly cheered, was
presented with a bouquet of flowers. The
Duke, who accompanied his wife, sat be
side her throughout the ceremony.
Complicity in Paris Robbery.
PARIS, June 8. The police of this city
have arrested an American named May
Churchill, who had Intimate relations with
"Tom" Edwards," one of the burglars
who robbed the Paris office of the Ameri
can Express Company In April, the au
thorities having decided to charge her
with complicity In the robbery. She was
formerly a music hall performer and had
made a tour of the United States under
the sobriquet of "Chicago May."
Divorce Decree Rescinded.
LONDON, June 8. Sir Francis Jeune,
president of .the prt-ate, divorce and ad
miralty division of the High Court of Jus
tice, has rescinded the decree of divorce
granted to the Marchioness of Anglesy,
November 7 last. The arguments on the
application of the rescinding of the de
cree were heard in Camera.
Boer Laagers Surprised.
CAPE TOWN, June 8. The British sur
prised two Boer laagers at different
points In Cape Colony Thursday night
and- captured 42 prisoners and a quan
tity of ammunition and supplies. In a
railroad wreck near Pretoria, June 7, nine
soldiers were killed and many Injured.
Not Believed In Vatican Circles.
ROME, June 8. No credence Is given In
Vatican circles to the report circulated
that the United States Government In
tends to establish a legation at the vatr
can, though thl; naturally, would be very
agreeable to the Vatican.
Russian Tariff on American Goods.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 8. The Minis
ter of Finance has raised the duty on
American bicycles 30 per cent; and on
several American resins 20 per cent, the
new rates to become effective a fortnight
from yesterday.
Speech From Spanish Throne.
MADRID, June 8. The speech from the
throne today, while dealing with finances,
does not mention taxation or the exterior
Collision Causes Two Trains
to Be Blown to Atoms.
By the Wrecking of a Passenger
Train 'in Kansas, the Conductor
and Several Passengers
Were Injured.
BING-HAMPTON, N. Y., June 8. While
a freight train on the Lackawanna was
taking water at Vestal, 10 miles west of
here at 9:45 o'clock tonight, It was run
into from behind by a double-header
wildcat train. In the second car from
the caboose of the stationary train was a
large quantity of dynamite, which was
exploded by the impact. Six men were
killed and three fatally injured. The
dead are:
J. M. Kelly. Elmlra.
Theodore Polhemus, Elmlra.
Fireman Wetherbee.
Engine'er Mattlce.'
Edward Meddlck, trainman.
Edward Polhemus, trainman.
George Mattlce, a trainman, Engineer
Lonergman, of the wildcat, and an un
known man were fatally injured.
Both trains were blown to atoms, but
the remainder of their crews escaped
with slight Injuries. Much damage was
done by -the concussion, most of the win
dows In "Vestal and Union, across the
river from Vestal, being shattered. Blng
hamton's plate glass fronts did not es
cape, many of the largest glasses In the
city being broken. The shock was felt at
a distance of 30 miles.
Conductor and Several Passengers
Reported Injured.
WICHITA, Kan., June 8. The Frisco
passenger train which left here at 1
o'clock for the East was wrecked at
Greenwood at 4 o'clock this afternoon,
but so far as heard from no one was
killed. Conductor E. C. Acres' leg was
broken and he was seriously hurt about
the head., It Is said he cannot live. The
dining-car and sleeper were both burned,
catching fire from the cooking range. The i
dining-car was ahead of the sleeper. Its J
front axle broke, the car falling to the
track at that end. The Pullman tipped
over and both fell off the track. Gover
nor Stanley's partner, Mr. Vermillion,
telegraphed that many are seriously In
jured. A wrecking train which left here
at 5 o'clock carrying physicians has not
yet returned. A telegram received here
late tonight from the scene of the wreck
says that seven persons are very seriously
Injured. No names have been obtainable
so far.
Commander Ball Seriously Hurt at
Pan-American Exosltion.
BUFFALSO, N. Y., June 8. Command
er J. H. Bull, of the United States Navy,
in charge of the Hydrographlc Service
on the Pan-American grounds, fell from
the dome of the Government building
today. His skull was fractured about
the left eye, and one of hla legs was
broken. The hospital authorities say
that, while his injuries are serious, he
probably will recover.
Appointments During: Recess.
WASHINGTON, June 8. Representa
tive Mercer, of Nebraska, called at the
White House today to ascertain the policy
of the President in the matter of re
appointment of Postmastera and other
Federal officers whose terms expire dur
ing the recess -of Congress. He learned
that, generally speaking, where It was
the Intention of the President to reap
point the present Incumbents, the ap
pointments would be held over until after
Congress convened. In this way the ne
cessity of filing two bonds will be avoid
ed. In the case of officers having fixed
tenures, it may be necessary to make the
appointments during the recess.
Greene-Gaynor Case Asralm
NEW YORK, June 8. Abram J. Rose,
counsel for Captain Benjamin Greene,
John F., William T. and Edward H. Gay
nor, accused of conspiracy with ex-Cap-taln
Carter. United States Army, to de
fraud the Government In connection with
Southern harbor Improvements, made a
move today to question the validity of
the indictment before the United States
Supreme Court. He did this b revoking
the ball bonds under which the four men
were held for their appearance to stand
trial in Savannah, Ga. The men were
surrendered to the custody of the United
States Marshal, but a tew minutes later
they were taken before Judge Lacombe on
an application for a writ of habeas cor
pus. The application was denied by the
Judge, and Mr. Rose took an appeal. The
bonds of the four defendants Were then
renewed, and they were at once released.
The matter will now be taken before the
Supreme Court In Washington, but can
not be argued before Fall, as the Su
preme Court does not meet until October.
The questions at issue are the validity of
the indictment of the defendants by the
United States Government at Savannah,
the drawlns of that grand, jury and the
question of jurisdiction.
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Still a Chance for Him to Enter In
dependence in Trial Races.
NEW YORK, June 8. "Its up to Law
son." This is the manner in which the
members of the New York Yacht Club
express their opinion regarding the con
troversy between the club and the owner
of the Independence. Mr. Lawson agrees
with Commodore Lewis Cass Ledyard that
further discussion as to whether the Inde
pendence shall meet the Constitution in
the trlal'races is "Useless-. In a communi
cation, sent to Mr. Ledyard from Boston
today, Mr. Lawson says so. 'But Mr.
Lawson does not state specifically that
he will not finally accede to the ultimatum
as laid down by the committee i.of the
New York Yacht Club. Mr. Lawson still
has a change to race his boat against the
Constitution In the trial races by charter
ing his boat to some member of the New
York Yacht Club. Secretary Oddle was
seen at the clubhouse tonight, and said:
"So far as the club is concerned, the
Incident Is closed. Mr. Lawson knows
the way he can get Into the trial races.
All he has to do Is to say the word, char
ter his boat to one of our members and
the way will be clear to him. Mr.. Law
son's letter In reply to Commodore Led
yard's most recent communication I saw
In the papers. It would lncldate that Mr.
Lawson would not accede to the terms of
our rules. He does not say so, however,
In so many words. There Is still a chance
for Mr. Lawson to have his boat meet the
Constitution In the trial races."
Mr. Oddle was asked about the races off
Newport In July.
"Those races," he said, "are given un
der the auspices of the Newport Yacht
Racing Association. This year they have
made a class for 90-footers. I don't know
whether Mr. Lawson has entered his boat
or not, but there Is little doubt that the
Constitution will be a participant In the
Statement by Lawson.
BOSTON, June 8. Thomas W. Lawson
today issued the following statement:
"It now having been settled that Inde
pendence cannot take part In the cup de
fense, I will do all I can to arrange as
many races as possible for her until the
season closes, that she may show her
friends what a modern Boston boat can
do. Her first engagement is the race at
Newport against Constitution and Colum
bia, July 2. 4 and 6."
Further than this, Mr. Lawson would
not discuss the subject. Mr. Lawson's
position has been made known to the
New York Yacht Club in the following
"Boston, June 6. Commodore Lewis
Cass Ledyard, chairman of committee,
New York Yacht Club Dear Sir: Your
letter of yesterday received. I agree with
you that further discussion can servo
no .useful purpose."
Old-Time Pueblo Lawyer.
PUEBLO. Colo., June 8. Judge W. P.
Beck, an old-time attorney of Pueblo,
while addressing the County Court In
a law suit, citing points from a law
book held in his hand as he stood before
the Judge, fell to the floor, and shortly
became 'unconscious. He was taken home
and shortly afterwards died. Judge, Beck
was a pioneer of Colorado. He was edu
cated at Heidelberg University, Germany.
Dr. Joseph F. Tattle.
Joseph Farrand Tuttle, D. D for 30
years president of Wabash College, died
'here today of heart failure, aged 73 years.
To Organize Mine Workers.
DENVER, June 8. Within a few weeks
the organizers appointed by the recent
conventions of the Western Federation df
Miners and the Western Labor Union will
start out on their mission of organizing
new unions throughout the West. Daniel i
McDonald, president of the Western La
bor Union, will spend three or four weeks.
In Colorado organizing unions.
Bond Purchases.
WASHINGTON. June 8. The" Secretary
of the Treasury today purchased $200,000
short-term 4 per. cent bonds at 113.81;
$100,000 short-term 4s at 113.81, and $50,000
5s at 108,069.
Oklahoma Visited by a Dis
astrous Storm.
Half a Dozen Persons Killed and
' Score Injured Cyclone Cellars
Saved Many Property
Loss Great.
WICHITA, Kan., June 8. The most dis
astrous storm which has ever visited
Oklahoma prevailed In Kay County last
night. A tornado struck Billings, Eddy
and Tonkawa and covered a stretch of
country 10. miles wide and 36 -rnlles long.
Half a dozen people are, reported killed
and a score Injured. Nearly every farm
house In Northwestern Kay County ,1s"
more or less damaged, not a windmill'
has been left standing, and "the whole
country Is covered with debris. Practi
cally every .piece of glass In -Blackwell
was broken. It is believed the damage to
crops will reach 5100,000.- The tornado was
the worst at Eddy, where three persona
were killed and seven- seriously Injured.
The dead are:
Mrs. Maud McGathey.
Louis McGathey.
Bob McGrlflln.
The Injured are: Charles Goldsmith,
skull fractured; 'John McBraln, leg
broken; Hugh .Prather, nose broken; Jud
McWllllams, head crushed; Howard
Hamagan, head badly crushed; Ruby Hlg
ginbothen, face crushed and Internal In
juries; A D. Evans, leg broken.
The tornado came from the southwest,
and struck Eddy at 5:30. It is also re
ported that two were killed at Billings.
Very little can be heard from the coun
try places. It Is evident, that It was
not the same tornado that struck all the
places. It Is probable that three sep
arate twisters prevailed at practically the
same time. At Eddy only two houses re
main standing. It was a small town.
The prevalence of cyclone cellars un
doubtedly saved many lives. The office
df one tornado insurance company out of
43 doing business In Oklahoma received
11 telegrams tonight announcing total
losses. They claim that their losses will
not fall far short of 75 houses In Kay
County, and that the total losses of 43
companies will be something enormous.
Heavy hall storms struck Blackwell,
Ponca City, Lllyvaje, Deer Creek and
Tonlta-vra Houses Destroyed.
GUTHRIE, O. T., June 8. A special
from Tonkawa, O. T., says a terrible
wind and rain storm struck there at 5
o'clock Friday afternoon and lasted two
hours, causing more damage than any
storm that has ever occurred in that com
munity. Wires were blown down and
communication was only established this
afternoon. Two big church buildings are
damaged, and 12 houses were torn down
and blown away and 30 residences badly
wrecked. The streets were flooded by the
rain that followed the wind and hall.
One person was Injured, Mrs. John Mar
tin, who was hurt by falling on a stone
as the storm moved the house from Its
foundation. The Salt Fork River Is full
of rubbish of houses and furnishings.
The Storm at Billings.
ENID, O. T., June 8. The worst storm
in years swept over the territory last
night. At Billings, Noble County, much
damage was done. Seven people, it Is
reported, were killed, and many severely
Injtired. A cloudburst occurred near Hen
nessey, Kingfisher County, and Kingfisher
City suffered severely.
Two Feet of Water.
GUTHRIE, O. T., June 8. A terrific rain
and hall storm visited Mangum, Greer
County, and vicinity last night. The
depot and surrounding houses are two
feet deep in water, and persons are com
pelled to get on the cars a mile from the
Three Deaths at Blackwell.
BLACKWELL, O. T., June 8. A de
structive rain and hall storm visited here
last night, killing three persons and
doing much damage to property. J. H.
Crawford, a prominent contractor, was
killed by lightning.
Wheat Damaged by Hall.
BLACKWELL, O. T., June 8. Hall in
the eastern part of this county and In
Western Kay County, adjoining, did much
damage to wheat.
Kaiser Presented a Crozler.
BERLIN, June 8. Emperor William,
who was accompanied ' by the Empress,
today presented the abbess of the Con
vent of Helllgenrode with a crozler, ex
pressing the hope that It would "ever be
the pastoral staff of motherly love, a
Moses staff of steadfast faith, and a pil
grim's staff of Joyous life." The convent
Is exclusively occupied by titled spinsters.
Salt to Compel Tracy's Syndicate to
Surrender Them.
NEW YORK, June 8. A hearing was
given today In Jersey City In the suit
brought In the United States Circuit Court
to compel the Honduras Syndicate to sur
render concessions obtained from It by the
Government of Honduras. General Ben
jamin F. Tracy, ex-Secretary of the Navy,
was examined by Jacob F. Shlphlrd, the
promoter of the original Honduras Com
pany. It Is claimed that General Tracy
and others, after learning the projects and
plans of the Honduras Company, formed
the Honduras Syndicate, and obtained
valuable concessions, which should have
gone to the Honduras Company. General
Tracy said he had been informed that Mr.
Shlphlrd had dropped out of the enter
prise, but that there was no reason why
he or others should drop out. Mr. Shlp
hlrd had promised to see him, but failed
to do so. Suddenly he was confronted
with the signing of the papers. He
thought that Mr. Shlphlrd would prefer
to have him on the Inside. He told his
associates In the enterprise that Mr. Shlp
hlrd must be well treated, but he thought
the compensation of 550.C00 given to Mr.
Shlphlrd was extravagant. General Tracy
said the relation of counsel never existed
between himself' and anybody In connec
tion with the projected Honduras enter
prise. Mr. Shlphlrd read a letter written
by Frank Loomls, referring to General
Tracy and himself as counsel for the
Honduras Company. General Tracy said
that Mr. Loomls "may have thought? that
I was counsel, but I never Intended to
create In Mr. Loomls mind that my rela
tion was that of counsel." After some
further testimony In the same line, the
hearing was adjourned until next Satur
Japan Buying: Much Railway Ma
terial In England.
WASHINGTON, June 8. The United
States is surpassed only by Great Britain
In the matter of Japanese Imports of ma
chinery, locomotives and other engines,
according to a communication received at
the State Department from Consul Bel
lows, at Yokohama. Great Britain, he
says, continues to receive more than half
of the money sent out of Japan for these
manufactures, while the United States re
ceived a little more than one-fourth last
year. Tie total amount Invested In this
class of manufactures by the Japanese
last year was $5,675,546, about one-flfth be
ing for locomotive engines. .
The total mileage" of Japanese, railway
lines equals 3713 miles, but It lias been
estimated, says Consul Bellows, that 7000
miles of railroad would not suffice for
the needs of the" empire.
A Japanese expert who has lately trav
eled In the leading countries of the world
to study their railroad construction and'
management Is reported to have said that
the United States surpassed all other
countries In the equipment of Its roads In
every respect, except with regard to tho
locomotives, which he objected to because
of their greater consumption of coal.
, America, says Consul-General Bellows,
furnishes more than two-thirds of the
rails used in Japan, having surpassed in
low prices and prompt delivery both Eng
land and Germany, which countries form
erly controlled this trade.
Preparations Under Way for Laying;
the Longest Line in the World.
WASHINGTON, June 8. The State De
partment is In receipt of Information con
cerning work on the British Pacific cable,
which Is to connect the Dominion of Can
ada with the Australian Confederation.
The new cable Is to be 5934 miles In
length the longest ever constructed and
will be transported and laid by one ship,
which Is now being built for that pur
pose. Consul Abraham Smith, at Vic
toria, B. C, informs the State Depart
ment that a surveying party has located
the landing site of the Canadian end of
the cable at a point on Kelp Bay, near
Banffeld Creek. It Is about seven miles
from the entrance to Barclay Sound, and
something over 100 miles from Victoria.
The location Is described as being admir
ably adapted for tho purpose.
The cable will run from Vancouver Isl
and to Fanning Island, which lies south
of Hawaii a distance of 3337 miles before
a landing Is effected. Thence It will be
laid to Fiji, to Norfolk Island, and thence
to Queensland.
Work on the cable proper already has
been commenced In England, and the first
Installment, which will be the cable for
the route from Fanning Island on to Aus
tralia, Is expected to leave England In
January of 1902. By the terms of the con
tract, the whole cable Is to be laid and In
working order by January 1, 1003. It will
cost $10,000,000.
May Cause Retaliation.
NEW YORK, June 8. The Tribune says
that some of the leading physicians of this
city think that the order Issued by T. M.
Powderly, Commissioner-General of Im
migration, debarring immigrants affected
with tuberculosis of the lungs from en
tering this country may result in some
countries adopting retaliatory measures.
They further think that these probable
measures may be of such a nature that
consumptives who might be benefitted by
a trip abroad may be compelled to stay
here, and that the stand taken by this
Government In dealing with Immigrants
having tuberculosis may, moreover, lead
to action by states and municipalities,
which would practically keep consump
tives at home.
Roosevelt Will Visit Colorado.
Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt has
promised to visit Colorado Springs In
August for the purpose of attending the
quarto-centennial. Telegrams were sent
to him by Senator Patterson, Governor
Orman and Chairman Smith, of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, urging
him to come. He will probably make
several speeches, itcrward he will go
trout fishing.
Suicide on a Passenger Train.
man, supposed to be Herman S. Johnston,
of St. Louis Mo., cut his throat with a
razor In the doorway of the chair car
of a Santa Fe passenger train at Wlnslow
and fell dead. The car was crowded, and
several ladles fainted. A returning sol
dier from .the Philippines, driven crazy by
the sight, leaped from the car window
and ran across the sand hills a long dis
tance before being overtaken.
Cold June Weather In Iowa.
DUBUQUE, la,, June 8. A temperature
of 39 degrees was registered here today,
the lowest June temperature In 51 years.
The previous low record was 40, In June,
Fate of Major Charles M.
Rockefeller in Luzon.
The JVews Was Received rrom a
Ninth Infantry Man, a Cnptlve
In the Filipino Camp
at Tarlnc-
SYRACUSE, N. Y., June 8. A letter
from Paul J. Spillane, of the Ninth In
fantry, stationed in the Philippines, has
been received by a friend in Waterbown.
It states that while Spillane was a pris
oner of the Filipinos at Tarlac. he learned
from Insurgent officers the fate of Major
Rockefeller, whose mysterious disappear
ance early In the war has puzzled the
American Army. Major Rockefeller, ac
cording to the Filipinos, was taken pris
oner and went mad while In captivity.
Soon afterward he died. Spillane says
that the story of the Major's suicide,
after learning, that he had killed his own
son In battle, Is untrue, as Rockefeller
was In no engagements.
Machinists' Union Accepts Employ
ers' Challenge.
TORONTO, Ont., June S. The Interna
tional Machinists' Association today
passed a resolution to the effect "that
after duo consideration, we accept the
challenge of the National Metal Trades
Association, and after accepting this de
claration of war we cheerfully pick up the
gauntlet and hurl it back In defiance. We
never will accept modification of our de
mands and resume labor until the cause
for which we struggle Is triumphant and
a shorter workday Is an accomplished
President O'Connell claims that the In
ternational association did all it could to
get a satisfactory adjustment by pacific,
means, offering to accept any decision
reached by arbitration that would cover
the question nationally, but he says the
employers refused to accept arbitration.
F. P. Sargent, grand master of the Lo-,
comotlve Firemen's Association, assured
the delegates that his order would assist
them by all means In their power.
Their Demands Granted.
LIMA, O., June 8. The striking machin
ists In the Lake Erie & Western Railroad
have been granted a 10 per cent Increase.
This Includes helpers, blacksmiths and
The mystery of Major Rockefeller's disappear
ance Is solved. Page 1.
Secretary Gage favors a "token" dollar for tha
Islands. Page 13.
A mint Is not likely to be established at Ma
nila. Page 13.
Judge Tart will bo the first Governor of. tha
Islands. Pago 13.
European statesmen rear that trouble Is lmml-
nent'In thte Balkans. Page 1.
A French woman was arrested for keeping her
daughter 25 ycara In captivity. Page 1.
German emigration to Brazil has fallen off.
Page 13.
The explosion of a car of dynamite at Birm
ingham cost six lives. Page 1.
Several lives were lost by a tornado in Okla
homa. Page 1.
A census bulletin was Issued relating to Incor
porated places. Page 2.
The Kennedy murder trial was postponed
owing to the prisoner breaking down. Page 2.
Spokane defeated Seattle in tthe third game of
the week 13 to 7. Pago 3.
Portland won from Tacoma 5 to 1. Page 3.
C. L. Gllllland won the A. H. Kerr cup in tha
paper chase- of the Portland Hunt Club.
Page 3.
Umpire McDermott has resigned. Page 3.
Heston. of CorvaUIs. broke intercollegiate two
mile bicycle record. Page 3.
The superiority of American rluinc Is acknowl
edged on tho English turf. Page 3.
Pacific Coast.
Special session of "Washington Legislature
called for June 11. Page 13.
Creditors of suspended Salem bank of Gilbert
Broa. will try to show that "William Ctfsper
was one of Arm. Page 4.
Berkeley, Cal., deaf mute was burned to death
through carelessness of attendant. Page 4.
Five hundred Indiana presented Passion Play
In British Columbia. Page 4.
Lake "Washington Canal project referred to
general naval board for final decision.
Page 4.
Action of Canadians In Jumping Americans'
mining claims causes protest to be mads to
former government. Page 4.
Weekly review of New York stock market.
Pago 23.
Portland market Quotations. Pace -23.
Domestic and foreign commercial news and
Quotations. Page 23.
No shortage of grain tonnage on the Paclflc
Coast. Page 0.
June train fleet cut down by non-arrival of
chartered ships. Page 0.
Columbia makes a fast run to San Francisco.
Page 0.
Portland and Vicinity.
T. J. Brown gets the Oregon King mine.
Page 8.
Sellwood raises a bonus of $1250 for a. stova
foundry. Page 8.
Grand Chaster Eastern Star meets here this
week. Page 17.
Police Captain Hoare resigns; Sergeant John T,
Moore his successor. Page 24.
Features and Departments.
Social. Pages 13 and 14.
Mu3lc and Drama. Pages 15 and 16.
Book Review. Page 17.
"The Second Oregon at Malabon." an illus
trated article by a member of the regiment;
"Habits and Habitats of the Social "Wasp."
Page 25.
Sports. Page 26.
Humor and Poetry. Page 'a
Children. Page 28.
Fashions, "Beau Brummel's" weekly article on
"From Head to Foot"; matters of Interest
to women. Page 29.
"Australia, the Worklngman's Continent' il
lustrated article, by Carpenter: Illustrated
article on Henry "Vlllard and Paul Schulze,
by S. A. Clarke. Page 30.
Fourteenth installment of serial story, "Tris
tram of Blent," by Anthony Hope. Page 31.
"Maorlland. and Its Native People." by Rev.
"Wherahlko Rawel; poem, "On the Alaska,
Trail," by J. Gordon Temple; half-tone por
trait of Nellie Brown, granddaughter of
John Brown, of Harper's Ferry. Page 32.