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VOL. XX. NO. 26.
PORTLAND; OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
COLUMBIA 18 FIRST
Chairman Burton's Estimate
of Its Rank.
HE FAVORS ITS IMPROVEMENT
IKlce "Washington Canal, He Thlnlcs,
Cornea Second and the Nenh Bar
Harbor of Refuse Third in the
Chairman Burton, of the rivers and har
bors committee, took much interest in
the trip up the "Willamette "Valley yester
day, though he frankly admitted in a
talk with a reporter that the improvement
of the "Willamette River was not one of
the hard problems before his committee.
He said he had made considerable study
of the Columbia improvement project,
"however, and the solution of the problem
there presented he regarded as import
ant. "I have taken greater Interest In the
Improvement of the Columbia River,"
said Mr. Burton, "than in any other navi
gation project north of California. I re
gard its improvement as of the first im
portance. I would put the Lake "Wash
ington Canal at Seattle second in the
list for the Pacific Northwest Third in
my estimation Is the proposed jetty and
revetment for a harbor of refuge at Neah
"As to Taqulna Bay well, I don't know
about that. You see, there are two things
that wo must take into consideration In
deciding upon these river and harbor Im
provements. First, we must consider the
nature and extent of the Improvement it
self and the benefit It will confer; sec
ond, we must bear in mind the precedent
established. Now, If we should conclude
to build a long jetty and other works to
promote navigation at Yaqulna, I am
afralu we should have to do the same
for a large number of small ports along
the Pacific Coast that have as much right
to demand It. "We cannot do all this.
Therefore, we must be careful not to set
a precedent that will warrant such de
mands. "It is, of course, important that the
committee have a knowledge of the pres
ent commerce and the resources and pros
pects of any region to be benefited by
navigation improvements, but we most
want to look over the site for the work
to be done and become familiar with the
waterways for which appropriations are
asked. The best way to do this is to
travel upon the water. We can sec more
and get a better understanding of the
situation from a steamer on the river
than by riding in railroad cars along the
bank. That Is why we are going with a
steamer to examine the iower Columbia.
And when we come back from Alaska a
little after the middle of July and go to
examine the Upper Columbia, we wish to
tiw-a -steamer for as much of the trip as
Is practicable. .
4,Our programme for the Upper Colum
bia is not yet fully made up. I should
like to go from Portland by steamer to
The 3alleat and, after passing the ob
struction there, take a steamer again and,
maKe tne remainder or the trip to iewls
ton in it. But I am informed this would
take three days of our time, quite too
much for the committee to devote to it.
If this is so we may do the next best
thing and come down river by boat Or,
we may be compelled to cover part of the
distance by rail and part by steamer. The
present Intention is for a majority of the
committee to make this examination of
the Columbia and Snake Rivers from the
mouth of the Willamette to Lewlston. I
shall be among them. I hardly see how
we shall be able to avoid doubling the
whole or a considerable part of that trip,
perhaps going up by rail and coming down
by steamer, but this matter will be ar
"Yes, this Is my first visit to the Pacific
Coast. I find quite an agreeable change
In coming from California to Oregon.
Why, we drove 40 miles up the Yuba
River Thursday In heavy dust with the
mercury 103 In the shade. The coolness
and greenery of Oregon comes in sharp
contrast with that. I am In every way
pleased with what I have seen and ex
"Why Valler Trip "Was Planned.
Congressman Tongue yesterday said that
one object In planning the excursion of
the rivers and harbors committee in the
Willamette Valley was to advertise the
valley. "The stream of travel," said he,
"passes northward or southward through
the valley at night. A considerable part
of this stream crosses Eastern Oregon, so
that part of the state is getting to be
pretty well known. The part of the
stream that does not pass through East
ern Oregon does pass through the State
of Washington. But the Willamette Val
ley goes mainly unseen by transient trav
elers, and Is not advertised by them. I
think we ought to make the East ac
quainted, with the Willamette Valley. It
Is less known abroad than any other sec
tion of the United States of equal merit
Evidence of the truth of this statement
is found in the fact that Washington and
Eastern Oregon are receiving settlers In
much greater number than Is this val
ley. "Another thing I would call attention
to is that the committee is not discharg
ing any official function by this trip to
the Coast. The journey Is not made at
Government expense, but Is an entirely
private and voluntary affair. But for the
generous entertainment usually provided
by people of the various places visited,
the Congressmen would pay their way
and for everything they get, just as any
other citizens would. It is their own time
they are giving for It Of course, their
visit has some official bearing, because
of the position occupied by these men.
but they are as free from official obli
gations now as is a member of the Leg
islature between sessions. Therefore It
seemed to them proper that they should
arrange their Itinerary partially for pleas,
ure, and I have no doubt that this was
considered when It was decided to spend
a day In the Willamette Valley. It was
also understood that a considerable part
pf the traffic handled on the Columbia
Hlver originated in the Willamette Val
ley, and a better knowledge of this va
Hy was deemed desirable on that ac
count. "l have worked hard to get the commit
tee to give the time Oregonlans wish it
t spend here, and I thought I had been
fairly successful. The arrangement for''
tie trip from Portland to Lewlston is cer
tilnly better than for a short excursion
td Celilo Falls. They will thus see the
wole river and much of the country It
drains. I believe this arrangement is the
bet that was practicable under the cir
cumstances." Delth of a Butte Society Woman.
BtlTTE, Mont., June 29. Mrs. Annie
O'Bnen, a prominent society woman, the
wlfeW William O'Brien, the architect.
died this evening under circumstances
that point strongly to suicide, while men
tally deranged. She swallowed a quan
tity of carbolic acid at her home on West
Silver street, and when found was "dead.
She was a daughter of the late Marco
Medln, who died a few days ago. Today
the father's will was filed for probate,
and It was .found that he had left all his
large estate to the widow. This Is sup
posed to have preyed upon Mrs. O'Brien's
mind. The Coroner's Jury returned a
verdict of accidental death.
MUSTERING OUTAT PRESIDIO
Four Thousand Volunteers Will Be
SAN FRANCISCoTjune 29. Although
tomorrow will be Sunday, the day will bo
characterized by the greatest military
activity at the Presidio. It is the last
day of the volunteers' term of enlist
ment and will be marked by the muster
ing out of four regiments, numbering over
4000 troops and the retirement of Major
General W. R. Shatter from active duty.
General Shatter will formally relinquish
command of the Department of Califor
nia to General S. B. M. Young at noon.
The Southern Pacific ticket office ex-
GRANTED A SCHOLARSHIP AT YALE.
HERBERT 8. MURCH, GRADUATE! OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGOX.
EUGENE. Or., June 20. Herbert S. "Murch, graduate ot the University of
Oregon of the classcf IBivS, and'.during the past year a. 'student In the Taduate
department, lias been granted a scholarship for next year In the department of
English at Yale University. .,
It( Is a matter f Interest that, while ir. Mutch" s application wasnot . re
ceived" at Yale until all the usual fellowships. ariu 'sun'oltfrstps were awarded,
the faculty voted to award what was practically a scholarship In addition to the
usual number, on account oft his work already done In the University of. Oregon.
Mr. Murch was regarded as one of the best students In his class while in
college, and won the Falling prlze,fqr oratory, oa the day of his graduation. He
lives at Coburg, and Is 2-1 years of age.
pects to sell Sunday the largest number of
overland tickets ever sold.lri Its history
In one day, and a! special staff of clerks
has been ordered to be on hand for the
occasion. The Subtreasury will be opened
specially for the soldiers at 10:30 A. M.
Special trains will await the soldiers at I
the Oakland Mole and they will be able
to start East as late as 11 P. M. This
Is the first time that soldiers have re
ceived their money and left for the East
on the same day.
Captain T. Realty's battery of Light
Artillery, which took a prominent part In
the campaign In China, arrived here to
day from Manila on the transport Pak
Ling. This organization, which Is known
as the Tenth Battery of Field Artillery,
was formerly Battery F of the Fifth Ar
tillery. It went to China from Fort Ri
ley, Kan., at the time of the Boxer upris
ing. Captain Rellly was In command and
the organization became known as Rell
ly's Battery and made a fine reputation.
While bravely fighting at the battle of
Tien Tsln, Captain Rellly lost his life.
There are four officers and 136 enlisted
men In the Battery. Captain T. J. Rldge
way Is In command.
THE ACQUITTAL OF PITT.
General Davis Called It a Travesty
MANILA, June 29. The military court,
composed of Volunteer officers, which
June 26 acquitted Harold M. Pitt, man
ager of Evans & Co., Government con
tractors, on charges of Improperly pur
chasing Government stores, which .ver
dict Provost-Marshal Davis ordered tDhe
reconsidered, has reiterated its acquittal
of Pitt. The latter's ignorance of the
law, and the uncertain testimony of Cap
tain Barrows, were given as reason for
Pitt's acquittal. The Volunteer officers
who composed the court which tried Pitt
completed their services June 20. General
Davis, who, when he ordered a recon
sideration of the first verdict, considered
that Pitt was convicted on his own admis
sions, now characterizes the verdict, as a
travesty on justice.
KempfT Reaches Cavlte.
WASHINGTON, June 29. The Navy De
partment has received a cablegram from
Rear-Admiral Kempff announcing his ar
rival aboard the Kentucky, at Cavlte,
where he will have charge of the station
during the absence of Admiral Remey In
Australia, and Admiral Rodgers In Ja
pan. The Mohican arrived at Honolulu
Collier Brutus at Port Said.
WASHINGTON, June 29. A cablegram
received at the Navy Department an
nounces the arrival of the collier Brutus
at Port Said, thus indicating that diffi
culties which arose upon her arrival at
Suez on Wednesday with regard to the
payment of canal tolls have been satis
Ludlovr Will Go to Washington.
WASHINGTON, June 29. The Secretary
of War has telegraphed Brigadier-General
Ludlow permission to come to Washing
ton for medical examination and treat
ment. General Ludlow has just arrived at
San Francisco from the Philippines. He
Is suffering from tuberculosis.
Movements of the Hartford.
CHRI5TIANIA June 29. The United
States training ship Hartford sailed today
WON BY FOURNIER
First to Reach Berlin in Auto
GREETED BY IMMENSE THRONG
Only About One-Third of the aiotors
That Started From Paris Under
took the Last Stage Bad
Roads Caused Delay.
BERLIN, June 29. The arrival here of
the Paris-Berlin racing motors, with
Fournler the winner, was generally recog-
nlzed' as the t great ..sporting event of the
season. As'evldence of this, from S In the
morning the .-high road 'from Spandau to
the West End was thickly lined with peo
ple. From Berlin thousands of bicyclists
and automoblllsts and many of the most
iasmonable turn-outs climbed up the hill
leading from Charlottenburg to the West
End suburb, about six miles from Ber
lin proper. There, in Germany's largest
trotting park, the ylctorious participants
of the Parls-BerlliT race arrived, one by
one, before a fashionable, sport-loving
assemblage of some 10,000 persons.
Stands decorated with flags and bunting,
French, German and Belgian colors Inter
twined, were erected at the goal where
the Judges, officers of the automobile
clubs of France. Germany, Austria and
Belgium and the most distinguished
guests were waiting. Two military bands
played Inspiring music. Among the Inter
ested spectators present were Duke Fred
erick of Mecklenberg, the Prince and
Princess of Pless, nee Cornwallis-West,
the old Prince of Pless, head of the house;
the Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Count von
Bereoldlngen, with his American wife
and his daughter, who last season was
the reigning belle of the Berlin and Stutt
gart courts; Count von Wedel, Major von
Esbeck. the Duke of Ratibor, Commercial
Councillor Frledlander, Count von
Strachwitz, Captain von der Planltz, Gen
eral von Becker, Count de Talleyrand,
Baron von Kuhlmann, the Chevalier de
Stern, who came to witness the finish for
the Austro-Hungarlan Automobile Club in
his own auto-car from Budapest direct,
and Herr von Imptsch.
. When M. de Becker arrived in a light
volturette at about 8;40 A. M., as the
first of the tourist party, there was much
cheering. Among the auto-cars sent
ahead was Baron de Zuylen's 70-horse-power
vehicle with seven seats, which
excited considerable Interest. Hundreds
of army officers In bright uniforms enliv
ened the scene, as did crowds of ladles
In elegant light costumes. The weather
was fair, but hot. A special telegraph bu
reau and postoffice were provided by the
authorities for the travelers and others.
There was considerable amusement when
Robert Katzensteln, of Frankfort-on-the-Maln,
came In with his auto-car run
ning backward, having made 30 kilometers
from Potsdam In that manner, owing to
his vehicle's machinery being out of or
der. Among the tourists who arrived
from Paris was Baron de Rothschild,
who traveled under the pseudonym of "Dr.
From 9 A. M. until nearly noon there
was a tedious wait after the first arrival.
Among the dispatches received from Han
over by the automobile club officers was
one which announced the start of only 51
out of the 73 motors which had arrived
there yesterday. The terribly dusty con
dition of the roads accounted to some
extent for the delay In the arrival of the
Fournler was first seen at a great dis
tance In a. thick cloud of dust approach
ing the goal like a whirlwind. The enorm
ous crowd outside and inside the park
began cheering wildly, and at the same
time the bands struck up the "Marseil
laise," while all the French people present
waved small trl-colored flags, and, as
Fournler halted before the goal, an im
mense wreath of laurel, decorated with
ribbons of the German and French colors
and Inscribed In German with the word
"Victory." was handed to him. Then
Fournler completed the circle of the track
and left his auto-car, the bands playing
Sousa's marches. The victor was then
taken hold of by a score of lusty young
tTronnVi onrt fiarman flthletPS. who lifted
him upon their shoulders and carried him
across the field to the main stand. To the
corerspondent of the- Associated Press
Fournler said: .
"The weather for the last four days haa
been splendid; not a drop of rain since
we left Paris. The plans made for. find
ing the roads were faultless, and our re
ception everywhere was enthusiastic, more
so in Germany than in France. But the
roads In Germany arc decidedly worse
than In France. They wre good to Mon
jole; thence to Muenstevthey were ex
ecrable. To Dusseldorf they were good;
thence to Blelfeld they were awful. With
the air thick with soot and smoke we
looked like chimney-sweeps. It is owing
to these conditions that the trip has not
beaten the Bordeaux-Paris race."
From that time on the racers began
coming In fast. The first five were
Frenchmen, but every time the same deep
throated hurrah went up and each man
was carried In triumph upon the shoul
ders of enthusiastic German and French
sportsmen. All the arrivals complained of
the heat, dust and poor quality of " the
After the lapse of several hours, dur
ing which about a score of motor-cars ar
rived, the motors were formed Into a
long line and, with the club members and
a cortege of carriages, the whole proces
sion wended Its way to the city, through
streets packed with sightseers, passing
the length of the Thlergarten, through
the Brandenburg gate and then across
Under den Linden, to the automobile ex
position and the Gardes du Corps Bar
racks. The motorists were heartily
cheered along the route.
The distribution of prizes will take place
tomorrow. There was a banquet tonight
at the Kalserhof.
The evening papers here express ap
proval of Premier WaIdeck;Rosseau's
anti-motor race declaration In the
French Chamber of Deputies yesterday,
mentioning a, number of severe accidents
which occurred during the race in Ger
many and demand that the government
strictly regulate the speed of motor cars.
HOME FROM PHILIPPINES.
Arrival of Thyra With Part of
After a 30-day trip from the Philippines,
the transport Thyra arrived In Portland
this morning and anchored at th6 Alaska
dock. Eighty enlisted time-expired men
of Company B, Thirty-eighth Volunteer
Infantry, were among the passengers, and
when the mooring rope was made fast
the soldier boys sang a song called "One
American Girl Is Good Enough for Me."
The Thyra brought 237 men "with her,
Including officers and passengers, 133 of
the latter being steerage passengers. The
officers are: Captain D. F. Allen, Captain
Ross A. Nlcholls, First Lieutenant A. J.
Brown, Second Lieutenant A. C. Davis,
First Lieutenant S. Friedman, Surgeon
U. S. A.; Captain W. X3. Flelschhauer,
transport Quartermaster, and Privates
Edgar Armstrong and Joseph Gilmer,
Forty-ninth Infantry, U. S. V.,v who had
been left bchlng at Nagasaki.
Six passengers on board werej deported
from the Philippines: Smith Cpillns, Wil
liam Henderson, Edward Brennan, L. M.
Smith, Samuel Myers and James Ready,
Sentrlts wtb, ruK- am .baypnet
patrolled the deck and -"would, notJaiqw
any visitors 6n boatdi btft'ohe of hp
ship's officers, as he reached the. wharf,
talked with an Oregonlfln man, and stated
that the voyage had been an uneventful
one. There had .been no serious sickness,
he said, and the run across had been a
pleasant one. '
As the steamer arrived earlier than was
expected, few people were present to Wel
come the soldiers, but they were a merry
lot, and Joked and sang and asked numer
ous questions concerning current events.
The most of them called out that they
would each give a dollar to be able to
land for half an hour; and smoke a good
American cigar again.
The authorities decided, however, to
allow no one to land' This morning the
soldiers will be marched to the terminal
depot, where they will take a train for
San Francisco at 8:30 o'clock, where they
will be paid and mustered out. '
One of the officers stated that the men
on board who were order.ed deported from
the Philippines are mostly men who went
to the islands on chance and could not
GOMEZ IN NEW YORK.
His Son Says the Visit Is for Pleas
ure. NEW YORK, June 29. General Maximo
Gomez arrived In this city this afternoon
with his son, Urban, and Alexander Gon
zalez, state secretary to General Wood.
A number of Cuban and American friends
of the old soldier had gathered at the
Pennsylvania's Twenty-third-street ferry
to greet the General, and they cheered
him heartily when he appeared. He
smiled and spoke gratefully to a number
of men and women. He looked very well.
The party was met by T. Estrada Palma,
formerly of the Cuban Junta, and repre
sentatives of the Cuban revolutionary
party, who took them to the Waldorf
General Gomez refused to be Inter
viewed. He said he had nothing to say
and he refused to answer a question as
to the cause of his visit to this country.
He said, however, that he would have
something to say Monday, but would not
say what subject he would discuss.
Urban Gomez, the General's son, said
his father's visit was one of pleasure.
He Intended to see his friends. How
long he would remain In the country the
General did not know, said the son, but
the party would remain some days in the
city. He said General Gomez would call
on President McKlnley before leaving
the United States.
TROOPS IN CUBA.
No Intention to Reduce the Force lu
the Immediate Future.
WASHINGTON, June 29. There Is no
intention on the part of the War Depart
ment to reduce the military force In
Cuba at the present time or In the Im
mediate future. The present force of
nearly 5000 men Is held In Cuba on the
recommendation of Governor-General
Wood, and the Secretary will depend on
General Wood's advice as to the reduc
tion of the force.
NEW YORK, June 29. Cuba having ac
cepted the Piatt amendment, says the
Washington correspondent of the Herald,
General Miles has officially recommend
ed to Secretary Root that one-half of the
American force now policing the Island
be withdrawn, and that the work be
turned over to the Cubans, in order that
they may be prepared to accept full re
sponsibility for preserving order. It is
General Miles' belief that such a step
would settle beyond doubt the capac
ity of the Cubans for self-government.
If any disturbances occur troops can,
promptly reoccupy the Island. There are
now less than 5000 men on the Island
HOT WAVE HANGS ON
New York Anxiously Await
ing Thunder Storms.
MANY DEATHS ARE REPORTED
Factories Forced to Shut Down
Throughout the Eautern States
Intense Heat la Sew
NEW YORK. June 29. The people of
this and near-by cities and villages are
anxiously awaiting the arrival of relief
INDORSES THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL.
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A. 31 DOCKEKY &OV&K-NOR- OF AilhSOLllI.
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo., June"'T I am In moat hearty sympathy with the
contemplated Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Oregon is a child of Mis
souri. Our people were among her first settlors, and among them were some of
my nearest relatives. b a native .Mlssourian, I have taken special pride In her
growth and development. It seems peculiarly appropriate that the approaching
Lewis and Clark Centennial should fittingly commemorate the growth and gran
deur of the Pacific Slope.
The best wishes of the people of Missouri are with you for the success of your
enterprise. A. M. DOCKEHT.
from the present hot spell, which is prom
ised by the Weather Bureau In the shape
of thunder storms. Today's heat, 'added,
to that of the last few days, caused an Im
mense amount of suffering to humanity,
While there were numerous prostrations
and several deaths. Among the list was
one case of suicide and two attempts
which were at least Indirectly charged to
the hot wave.
The record up to 9 o'clock tonight shows
11 deaths and 2S prostrations. In addi
tion, 200 horses died and the number pros
trated were legion. Ninety-two degrees,
the highest point the Government mercury
reached during the day, came at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, after which the fierce
heat, gave way before the receding sun,
and 87 was registered at 6 o'clock. At 9
o'clock tonight it went up to S3 and
the weather observer thought it would
continue to go higher.
In Brooklyn there were five deaths and
SUFFERING IX NEW ENGLAND.
Worlc Suspended in Many Manufac
toriesProstrations at Boston.
BOSTON, June 29. There has been but
slight diminution in the Intensity of the
heat throughout New England today, and
In some localities temperature has been
reported even higher than yesterday.
Temperatures ranging from 100 to 105 are
recorded in many places, while 116, the
top notch of the day, was the report from
Nashua, N. H. It became necessary to
suspend work In many manufactories all
over New England during the day on ac
count of the terrible heat. Many persons
were prostrated by the heat In various
sections of New England, although out
side of Boston but four fatal results have
Patrol wagons and ambulances were
kept busy In taking care of the heat vic
tims here, nearly 40 of whom were treat
ed at hospitals or police stations during
the day. Two deaths due directly to the
heat constitute today's record.
Hottest Day at PlttsKargr.
PITTSBURG, June 29. This was the
hottest day of the year for Pittsburg,
the thermometer registering 94 at the
Government Weather Bureau shortly af
ter 3 P. M. Francis Mills and Mary Deer
mo died from exhaustion, and many pros
trations are reported. The mills and fac
tories lost many men during the day be
cause they could not continue working In
the Intense heat. The Soho and Eliza
furnaces both had to suspend operations,
and If the warm wave continues, other
plants will be forced to close down.
Three Deaths at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, June 29. Three deaths
and eight prostrations Is the heat record
for today. The dead are: Bert Beck,
Mrs. Susan Baker and Rev. H. V. Ohl
meyer. The maximum temperature for
the day was 97. This makes eight deaths
and 52 prostrations for the week.
Negro Hanged Himself.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 29. The in
tense heat temporarily crazed Samuel
Turner, a negro physician, and he hanged
himself to the topmost branch 'of the
largest tree in Floral Park.
Hot Night at Cleveland.
. CLEVELAND, June 29. The excessive
heat that has prevailed for the past sever
al days' continues tonight, causing pros-
l tratlons and deaths In various parts of
town. The official weather record on the
top of a 10-story building is SS. On the
ground the temperature reached 100. Four
deaths and four prostrations are report
ed. Two of the latter are In a serious
condition. The dead are: A. Slmonwlck,
Lewis Fisher, Edwin Jardasseky and Jo
Comfortable at St. Paul.
ST. PAUL, June 29. Yesterday after
noon's storm seems to have broken the
hot weather effectually, and clear, com
fortable weather prevailed In this section
today. The mercury dropped to 67 de
grees. PICNICKERS IN PERIL.
Excursion Steamer Ran on a Rock.
But No Lives Were Lost.
SOUTH NORWALK. Conn., June 29.
Seven hundred employes of the John W.
Green hat factory left Danbury this morn
ing for an excursion to Glen Island, the
steamer Mohawk being chartered for the
trip. After spending the day on the Isl
and, the party boarded the steamer for
the return trip at about 5 o'clock. Tlt
steamer had been under way about 10
minutes when the excursionists were
startled by a tremendous crash, the ship
having struck a rock. A panic then fol
lowed, during which every one of the 700
passengers on board scrambled for the
life preservers. In the crush which fol
lowed women and children were knocked
down and trampled upon. One child had
an arm broken, and another "was picked
up seriously Injured about the body.
During this time the steamer hnd been
steadily settling, and 10 minutes after the
crash the first deck was submerged. Three
launches, which were near by when the
accident occurred, had by this time near
ly reached the disabled steamer. They Im
mediately went to the rescue of the pas
sengers who Jumped overboard. The pas
sengers on the second deck were by this
time In nearly as bad a predicament as
their fellow excursionists on the first deck
had been a short time before. The water
was Just beginning to wash over the
deck when an excursion boat arrived from
Glen Island and took on board the re
BETTING STAND COLLAPSED.
Prominent Colorado Men Injured In
Accident at Denver Race Track.
DENVER, June 29. A miniature cyclone
struck the roof over the betting ring at
Overland Park, this afternoon, and, lift
ing It from Its supports, crashed It down
upon the crowd below. Injuring a number
of people. It was thought at first that
several had been killed, and efforts were
begun at once to clear away the wreck
age. It was soon learned that though
several had been severely hurt,, none
were In a dangerous condition. It was
the last day of the two weeks' racing
meet, and a large crowd was In attend
ance. No other portion of the grounds
was injured by the wind. The following
Is the list of the Injured, all being tresl
dents of Denver:
W. K. Ehrlch, scalp wound and inter
nal injuries; D. W. Baker, manufacturer,
head and legs bruised; Fred Hansen, head
cut In several places; John A. Field, dep
uty State Engineer, leg broken, wrist
sprained; Fred Miller, clerk, chest
crushed, head bruised; Henry Denman,
State Coal Mine Inspector, arm broken;
Alfred Earthstone, Jaw broken, back se
riously sprained; Fred W. Wartel, scalp
torn; Bert Holllngsworth, baker, bad In
ternal Injuries; Francis Cabouhey, scalp
torn, back Injured; G. M. Dwyer, druggist,
leg broken; Roy C. Cummlngs, Internal
Injuries; R. W. Spcer, president Board of
Public Works, back and neck injured;
Fred Adams, president Fire and Police
Board, deep cut on head: John T. Bottom,
Police Commissioner, leg bruised; Charles
S. Thomas, ex-Governor of Colorado,
shoulder bruised; William Conner, book
maker, wrist sprained; Nelse Einnes. well
known sporting writer, formerly of Bos
ton Herald, head and shoulders bruised.
Switch Hnd Been Turned.
PITTSBURG, Pa., June 29. The South
western express on the Pennsylvania rail
road, was ditched at the east end siding
two miles east of Greensburg, Pa., early
today. Only three passengers were hurt
and their Injuries are not of a serious na
ture. It is thought fhat the accident was
a deliberate attempt at train wrecking.
The switch had been turned and the lock
broken, but the engine, express and com
bination baggage cars got over safely.
Rural Delivery Inspectors.
WASHINGTON, June 29. Paul F.
Webb, of Kansas, and F. B. Newell, of
Washington, have been appointed Inspec
tors of rural free delivery territory.
Grand Army Is After Pension
SAYS REMOVAL WAS PROMISED
Letter Made Pnhllc In Which Senator
Seott Asunred General Sickles He
Could Take It for Granted
Evans "Would Go.
WASHINGTON, June 29. The contro
versy between General Dan Sickles, rep
resenting the Grand Army, Commissioner
of Pensions Evans, and members of the
Republican National Committee, is wax
ing hot. Evans published a letter from
SIckels commending him. Then Sickels
said he had been assured by the Republi
can National Committee that Evans
would bo removed, if the Grand Army
vote was cast for McKlnley. He said
this pledge came through Senator Scott,
of West Virginia. Scott denied the asser
tion, and now Sickles has published a let
ter he received from Scott during the
campaign. This letter Is in reply to one
written by W. Sickles. In which he asked
authority to assure the Grand Army that
Evans would be removed. Scott criti
cised Evans severely, and said the Re
publican National Committee hoped to
have him removed. Scott said: "While I
can make no pledges for the President, I
think you can take It for granted that
things will be about on the lines you
suggest." While this does not commit
the President, it embarrasses him. Prob
ably the time will come when some friend,
of tho President will go to Evans and
say that his resignation is necessary to
relieve the pressure, and Evans will bo
forced out by the "resignation" route.
RECOVERING FROM THE BLOW
Situation in the Pocahontas Flood
BLUEFIELDS, W. Va.. Juno 29. The
total number of dead bodies found to dato
as a result of the Pocahontas flood Is
31. Five other persons are missing, mak
ing a total list of drowned 36. The work
of relief goes steadily on. Several cars
of Ice have been forwarded into the coal
fields during the past two days to furnish
a supply of water for drinking purposes
to the residents of the flooded district. All
the streams are polluted with garbage and
dead animals. The work of temporary re
pairing Is progressing rapidly, several
more of the coal operators having re
sumed work today. It Is estimated that
the loading throughout the coal field to
day will reach close to half of Its nor-
jmal output. The railroad company tody-
succeeded in getting through two of it
passenger trains from the West.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
There were 000,000 deaths from plague in India
during the past Ave years. Page 2.
The Perry monument at "Yokohama will be ded
icated July 14. Page 13.
Prince Chuan will return from Germany by
way of the United States. Page 13.
The hot wave continues throughout the Hast.
Letter to G. A. R. representative, regarding
romoval of Pension Commissioner Kvans.
made public. Page 1.
The City National Bank, of Buffalo, N. T.,
failed. Pago 2.
A suffrage article was submitted to the Ala
bama constitutional convention. Page 2.
Sheet-steel workers have gone on a strike.
O. R. & X., Southern and Union Pacific and.
Oregon Short Line accounting offices may bo
consolidated. Page 0.
Fournler won the automobile race from ParU
to Berlin. Page 1.
Tacoma won from Portland. 2 to 0, in 10-in-
nlng game. Tage 3.
Spokane defeated Seattle 12 to 3. Page 3.
The intercollegiate 'varsity race will be held
at Poughkeepsie Tuesday. Page 3.
Tale scholarship awarded to Herbert S. Murch.
graduate of University of Oregon. Tage 1.
Officials at Washington. D. C. and Ottawa,
Ont.. attach no Importance to Skagway flag
Incident. Page 4.
Recruits from Chicago arrive at Vancouver.
"Wash., and Twenty-eighth Infantry is about
filled up. Page 4.
Oil has been discovered near Baker City, Or.
Two hundred head of sheep stolen by night
near Corvallls, Or. Page 4.
Christian Endeavor Convention at Turner, Or.,
was greatest In history of church In state.
Weekly review of the New Tork stock market.
Portland market quotations. Page 23.
Domestic and foreim commercial news and
quotations. Page 23.
Portland's foreign steamship traffic. Page 11.
British bark Argus en route from Honolulu.
Anchor liner ashore. Page 11.
Report that Morgan and Grlscom will form
shipping trust. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chairman Burton, of rivers and harbors com
mittee, declares Improvement of the Colum
bia River to be of first Importance. Page 1.
Portland cricketers revive the favorite British
athletlce. Page 8.
Decision asked as to whether "Wolff & Zwlcker
time checks are preferred claims. Page 24.
Rivers .and harbors committee visit Wlllametta
Valley. Page 13.
Chinese child burned to death on the East
Side. Page 24.
Sellw ood has raised $2350 as a starter for fruit
cannery. Page 8.
Features and Departments.
Social. Pages 14 and 15.
Drama and Music. Pages 1G and 17.
Books. Page 18.
"The Coming of the Glorious Fourth;" sec
ond installment of "Touring With Agul
naldo." Page 25.
Sport3. Page 26.
Humor and Poetry. Pag 2""
Children. Page 28.
Fashions and Women. Page 20.
"Australia's Fast - Disappearing Aborigines,"
by Carpenter. Page 30.
"Tristram of Blent," serial, by Anthony Hope.
"Across the Pacific on a Government Trans
port." by Lionel A. Johnson; "England's
Boer Prisoners. In Far-Off Ceylon." by J.
ilartln Miller. Page 32.