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VOL. XX. NO. 46.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILSON WILL HELP
Promises Government Ex
hibits 1905 Centennial.
SECRETARY IS ENTHUSIASTIC
Pine Showing: for the Orient Will
Be Made by the Agricultural De
partmentRecent Changes in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16,-Joel M. Long,
o Portland, had a conference -with Sec
retary Wilson today in the interest of
the Lewis and Clark Exposition.' The
Secretary enthusiastically declared that
he was in hearty accord with the Expo
sition and -would gladly do everything he
and his department could to assist In
making Portland's fair a success. He rec
ognized that agriculture -would take a
prominent place at the Exposition, and
promised not only a fine Government ex
hibit, but, through FrankM. Hitchcock,
chief of the division of foreign markets,
he -will do -what he can to secure valuable
exhibits from the Orient.
"In my visit to your state," said the
Secretary. "I have never found a man
-who sees such a brilliant future for it-ns
I do. and nothing -will so advertise your
state and neighboring states as this pro
posed Exposition. It -will show the peo
ple of the East the capabilities of the
Pacific Coast and will build up the sec
tion as a Summer resort, as well as a
business and agricultural section. No
where in the world Is the scenery and
climate equal to that of the Pacific Coast.
All that is necessary to make the Pacific
Coast equal to the Atlantic, commercially,
is such advertising as the Portland Ex
position will bring."
The Forestry Changes.
GIfford Pinchot, of the Agricultural De
partment, is the man who is responsible
for the recent order changing the regula
tions of the Interior Department relative
to forest reservations. Pinchot Is very
close to President Roosevelt and has sev
eral times been horseback riding with him
and has taken occasion to impress upon
the President the necessity for forestry
regulations. The action of Secretary
Hitchcock is In accordance with the rec
ommendations of Pinchot, and a reversal
of his (Hitchcock's) position in many par
ticulars, and quite a setback for Com
missioner Hermann, who has been op
posed to the extension of forest reserves
until the lien land act should be amended
As the new regulations will dp away
with superintendents of forest reserves. It
Is probable that Ormsby, who has been
so active In forestry matters In Oregon,
will have to seek another position. It
was found that superintendents were su
perficial officers whose retention only de
layed official business from two weeks to
a month. It Is the intention of the Pres
ident and the men with whom he advises
on forestry questions to have none but
men thoroughly conversant with forestry
matters in official positions to administer
the affairs of the reserves, and while the
recent appointees are mostly fr,om New
York, they are all men who have been in
the forestry service of the Agricultural
Department, and are fully acquainted,
from long years of field service, with the
forests of the Western States. The change
takes the conduct of forestry matters out
of the hands of incapable clerks and puts
it in the hands of thoroughly practical and
experienced men, who have spent years
in the Forestry Bureau.
It also provides a system, of grazing
which tv ill give the Government a hold
upon stock-owners and compel protection
of the reserves.
Commissioner Hermann will, ex officio,
continue to have charge of forestry af
fairs under Secretary Hitchcock, but In
the future Mr. Hermann's forestry ad
ministration will be solely along the lines
lecently pointed out by the Secretary and
In. direct opposition to many practices
whioh have heretofore been followed in
his office. In other words, Mr. Hermann
will act without option to dictate in any
way. He will hereafter be a mere figure
head in forestry matters.
Roosei elf Favors Chinese Exclusion.
President Roosevelt is in favor of the
re-enactment of the Chinese exclusion
law and will probably so recommend in
his message. On this subject he differs
from Secretary Gage, who will make no
recommendation, but the Treasury De
partment will not oppose the law, but will
endeavor to have it changed in some par
ticulars with a view to better enforce
ment. The changes suggested are of a
trivial character and relate mainly to a
more definite description of what Chi
nese labor Is and the classes that are to
be excluded. It is not believed that any
changes can be made which will bo ab
solutely effective in preventing Chinese
from being smuggled across the borders
from Canada on the north and Mexico
on the south, but provisions for more In
spectors may be made in the new law.
Mitchell at the White House.
Senator Mitchell called at the White
House today, but had only a few mo
ments' conversation with the President
and did not discuss Oregon affairs or ap
pointments, as the President was exceed
ingly busy and would make no nomina
tions until Congress meets. The Senator
went to New York this afternoon to visit
his daughter, Mrs. Humboldt. She will
return with him next week and remain
with him at the Dewey during the Win
ter. In an interview published here, Senator
Mitchell thinks there should be legisla
tion for the reorganization of the Federal
Judiciary, as the Supreme Court and
many of the Circuit Courts are over
worked and behind in business. He favors
three additional members of the Supreme
Court and the creation of three new cir
cuits, with additional Circuit Judges.
Senator Mitchell Is also very pronounced
in favor of re-enacting Chinese exclusion.
Captain Edwin F. Brooks, of the Elev
enth Cavalry, who is an Oregon boy, met
the Senator at the War Department to
day. Captain Brooks is ordered with his
squadron to the Philippines. He has re
cently returned from Cuba, where he made
a .successful official under the Military
Effect of Canal on Pacific Coast.
A portion of the report of the Isthmian
Canal Commission is to be written by an
expert who was delegated to investigate
the effect of the canal upon the com
merce and shipping interests of the Pa
cific Northwest. It has been alleged that
much commerce that now leaves tho Pa
cific Northwest would be carried in ships
sailing from the Atlantic through the Nic
aragua Canal to the Orient. The man
who has prepared this portion of the re
port acknowledges that some part of the
trade will be lost to the ports of the Pa
cific Northwest, but asserts that these
ports will be the gainer In the shipments
that will "pass through the canal, and
that the large advantage will be with a
Contest Over Postofflccs.
There Is a very warm, contest over the
Baker City postoffice. Already eight can
didates have filed their applications with
the delegation. The papers of these can
didates are now being considered in the
Postoffice Department. It is more than
likely that whoever is recommended by
Representative Moody will be appointed.
The term of the postmaster at Oregon
City will expire January 31. No recom
mendations have yet been filed with the
The term, of the postmaster at Spokane
will expire on January 14. The Wasnlng
ton delegation Is divided over this ap
pointment, one favoring the reappoint
ment of the present incumbent. As soon
as Representative Cushman arrives, this
case will be taken up. It is thought Sen
ator Foster Vlll side with Representative
Jones in this appointment.
Oregon City and Burns Land. Offices.
George W. Bibee will be appointed Re
ceiver of tho Oregon City land office soon
after the Senate meets. It is not the
intention of the President to make any
appointments between now and the as
sembling of Congress, as new nomina
tions will have to be made Immediately.
Bibee has been recommended by Senator
Mitchell, but Is opposed by some other
members of the delegation. Senator Si
mon has another candidate, as well as
Aside from this office and the Receiver
Aside from this office and the Register
ship at Burns, all land office appointments
in Oregon will expire In 1S02, necessitating
10 new appointments.
WELCOMED AT PUEBLA.
Pan-American Delegates on an Ex
cursion. PUEBLA, Mexico, Nov. 16. The City of
Puebla this morning extended a royal
welcome to the Pan-American delegates
and their families, through the Governor
of the state. General Muiro P. Martinez,
who extended a formal welcome in a
speech delivered, at the State College. The
day was spent in visiting public Institu
tions. Tonight the Governor entertained
the visitors at a banquet given in the City
Secretary Hay Will Attend.
WASHINGTON, Now 16. Secretary Hayt
is to attend, the annual dinner of the New
York Chamber of Commerce next Tuesday
evening. He will respond to a toast in a
manner which is expected to be enlighten
ing as to some of the most interesting
phases of the foreign policy of the United
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Secretary "Wilson promises a Government ex
hibit at the Lewis and Clark Centennial.
Minnesota will fight the big railway deal.
The second trial of the Gathmann torpedo
was not successful. Page 2.
A posse is on the trail of the Iowa bank
thletes. Page 11.
The transport Hancock was floated. Page 1.
Lord Pauncefote Is waiting to sign the canal
treaty. Page 2.
Holland will preserve Its policy of neutrality.
Indications point to great suffering In Ger
many among the working classes. Page 17.
Eastern football scores: Tale 12. Princeton 0;
Pennsylvania 16, Carlisle 14; Cornell 24, Co
lumbia 0; Harvard 27. Dartmouth 12: Mich
igan 22. Chicago 0; Nebraska 29, Kansas 12;
Wisconsin 18. Minnesota 0. Page 3.
Multnomah Athletic Club eleven defeated Unl-
erslty of Washington 16 to 0. Page S.
Portland Academy defeats the Medical College.
Hill Military Academy defeats Portland High
School. Page 8.
Judge M. T. Hartsen. a John L. Wilson man.
is looked upon at Washington, D. C, as the
next Postmaster of Spokane. Page 17.
Willamette Valley Prunegrowers' Association
decides to hold out for 6 cents for 40s.
John Consldlne, on trial for murder at Seattle,
testified In his -own behalf. Page 6.
Ditch to cost $50,000 and drain 65,000 acres
will be constructed In Harney County.
Commercial and Marine.
Railroad combination viewed with satisfaction
by Wall street. Page 23.
Gold exports for the week were over ?4.G00,000.
Bight foreign cargoes cleared from Portland In
past week. Page 10.
Two cargoes of redwood lumber reach Portland.
Portland and Vicinity.
Commercial Club gives banquet to Brigadier
General Randall, U S. A. Page 1.
The Weldler franchise ugaln nassed up to City
Council. Page 16.
Idaho will be liberal with Lewis and Clark
Centennial. Page 24.
Bigamist .Durphy denied a new trial. Page 24.
Walters' Alliance declares boycott on a Port
land restaurant. Page 24.
O. R. & N. Railroad will build a spur to
Montavllla. Page 10.
Rosecrans sails for Manila with one battalion.
Twenty-eighth Regiment. U. S. A. Page 17.
Direct Legislation League plans to push refer
endum amendment. Page 10.
Features and Departments.
General O. O. Howard's narrative of the last
Indian wars in Oregon. Page 25.
Athletics among the young women of the Mult
nomah Annex. Page 20. ,
Decimation of the Lower Columbia Indians.
Chat with Eva Emery Dye, author of "Mc
Lougblln and Old Oregon." Page 25.
Literary miscellany, ' including Stevenson's
prayers. Page 27.
Ruined Temples of Java, by Frank Carpenter.
Our Toung PeopH. Page 28,
Fashions. Page 28.
Dramatic and Musical. Page 20.
Social. Paso 18
CONTRARY TO LAW
Minnesota Will Try to Pre
vent Big Railway Deal.
WILL BE TAKEN INTO COURT
Governor Van Zant May Call an. Ex
tra Session of the Legislature
to Deal With the Case A
Fight to a Finish.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 16. A special to the
Pioneer Press from Winona. Minn., says:
Governor Van Sant came down from St.
Paul this afternoon. When asked re
garding the incorporation of the Northern
Securities Company in New Jersey, he
made the following statement:
"The great railway deal in New York,
having for its object the uniting" of two
great competing and parallel lines the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern Is
a matter of great bupllc Interest. There
Is Justly a widespread opposition to it In
our state. 1 do not know if it can be
prevented, but it is my Intention to ask
Attorney-General Douglass upon his re
turn to bring suit in the name of the state
to prevent. If possible, the consolidation
of the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific Railroads. It is clearly In open vio
lation of the plain intent and purpose of
"If, under existing laws, the consolida
tion cannot be prevented, I feel that 1
would be justified In calling an extra ses
sion of the Legislature to take the neces
sary steps to resist It, If it could be ac
complished by this means. Believing it
to be my plain duty, I shall leave no stone
unturned to prevent this contemplated
consolidation. Owing to the great Inter
est of our state and people at stake, It
should and will be a fight to a finish. If
the will of the people of Minnesota can
be trampled upon In this manner, the
sooner this fact is ascertained and under
stood the better."
A MYSTERIOUS MEETING.
German Steamship Directors Confer
BERLIN, Nov. 16. Much mystery pre
vails here regarding the meeting of the
directors of the ocean steamship com
panies at the Hotel Bristol last evening.
The meeting was apparently unexpectedly
called. Herr Ballin, director of the Hamburg-American
Line, and Herr Plathe,
president of the North German Lloyd,
came first and were received by the Em
peror, and then the other directors and
secretaries were summoned.
The Klelne Journal says the ocean com
panies' directors have held conferences
and discussed ways and means of pre
venting the Increase of American Influ
ence over German lines. The paper adds
that New York capitalists have pur
chased several million marks" of shares
In the Hamburg-American Line during
the past few weekg The purchase by a
New York life insurance company of over
B.000,000 marks of the North German
Lloyd Company's obligations the Klelne
Journal considers unjustified, since this
purchase does not affect the shares.
The Tageblatt today prints an official
denial from the North German Lloyd
Company that this company has sold ob
ligations to the New York insurance com
pany. AMERICANS NOT WAAXED.
German Steamship Lines Afraid For
eigners "Will Secnre Control.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16. The Berlin cor
respondent of the London Times and New
York Times says it is reported in Bremen
that the North German Lloyd Steamship
Company, like the Hamburg-American
line, intends to adopt precautions in or
der to prevent the concern from becoming
Americanized. The organization of the
company Is now such that It would be
difficult for foreigners to obtain any au
thoritative voice in its management, but
it is conceivable that a large number of
shares might be concentrated In foreign
hands, and that by a snatch vote at a
shareholders' meeting the composition of
ROOSEVELT SPOILS THE SPORT OF THE DOSSES t
:: " . Ck ' V '" ::
,. A.horrld man.named-Rooseyelt.-s ' &'& " . - - 0
" He went 'n spoiled our slide,' &''
Ho said we couldn't use our sleds ' y' ' '
4 Unless 'n' he could ride. - sS
' . .
the managing board "might be altered.
The North German Lloyd Company, how
ever, unlike the Hamburg-American, does
not think It advisable to reduce the -number
of trips, as such a step would too se
riously affect dock labor on both sides of
the Atlantic. The Hamburg-American line
has so many connections In different for
eign ports that the curtailment of Its trips
would not Involve grave consequences,
but the North German is .bound to main
tain its present service, even If unprofit
able. It is said that neither the North
German Company nor the Hamburg
American line seriously contemplates mak
ing Dover a port of calL
WITH THE WHITE-RIBBONERS
A Telegram of Greeting Was Sent to
FORT WORTH, Tex., Nov. 16. At the
second day's session of the National
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of
America, a telegram from the Canadian
W. C. T. U in session, was read, and
also a cablegram from Lady Henry Som
erset, of England, conveying cordial
greetings. Mrs. Minnie Barker Horning,
of Illinois, reported progress as to press
work. Five hundred and seventy thou
sand columns of temperance news were
reported this year, as compared with 30,-
000 last year. There were published 20,
405 notices, 20,203 Items and 22,313 reports.
The amount of literature In 32 states dis
tributed last year was 9,000,000 copies, and
this year 12,090,917 copies of various
books, papers and leaflets were issued.
Mrs. Stella B. Irvine, of Minnesota, re
ported that Sunday school temperance
work was being carried on largely. Ne
braska had the first temperance depart
ment, and California Is to have temper
ance instruction in all Its Sunday schools.
In a talk on "Purity," Mrs. Helen JU.
Bullock, of New York, said that 200,000
children were arrested every year In tho
United States. She said that there are in
Chicago, on one street, 20 saloons that
have particular rooms for children, fitted
up with toys and everything tending to a
child's amusement, and where a child is
also served with alcohol candy, and In
many Instances drink is furnished. At the I
afternoon session, scientific temperance
instruction was treated by Mrs. Mary H.
Hunt. A telegram of greeting was sent to
Mrs. Bradley Martin's Tiara Will
LONDON, Nov. 16. Preparations for
King Edward's coronation are already
taking definite and costly shape. Mrs.
Bradley Martin is having a tiara made in
Paris, it is rumored, at a cost of 250)000.
It is a replica of the diadem which shone
on the head of Empress Josephine. Queen
Alexandra, not to be outdone by the resi
dent American, is having the Kohlnoor
diamond set in her new crown. The In
clusion of this stone will make her crown
the most valuable in the world, a dis
tinction now lyeld by the King of Portu
gal. Peeresses are trying to outvie each
other in the brilliancy of the tiaras.
Lady Kllmorey, one of the most beauti
ful women in London, the wifa of the
Earl of Kllmorey, who was a boyhood In
timate friend of the King; Lady London
derry, the Duchess of Devonshire and the
Duchess of Portland are all said to be
spending vast sums in order to celebrate
the coronation by a display of jewels
worthy of the occasion.
It is reported that King Edward, at the
coronation, will confer the semi-royal title
of Duke of Inverness on the Duke of Fife,
son-in-law of His Majesty.
Miss Wnckermnnn's Case.
LONDON. Nov. 16. Miss Helene Van-
derbllt Wackermann, who was taken to j
St. Giles Infirmary Wednesday as a wan
dering lunatic, and was there privately j
examined by a Justice of the Peace, is I
spending her days within the walls of i
the Workhouse, in one of the grimiest !
parts of London. She is an Inmate of '
the Insane ward, where lier companions, I
with one exception, are decrepit old wo- '
men, suffering from senile dementia. Miss I
Wackermann will remain in the care of
the authorities until November 2S, by
which time It Is hoped some of her rela
tives will have reached London. ' She Is
receiving every attention .from an ex
perienced doctor and nurse, who have se
cured good results in similar cases. The
United States Consulate is now watching
over Miss Wackermann's Interests.
NEW YORK. Nov. 16. Mrs. John Van
derbilt Wackermann, of Buffalo, sailed
for England today to be with her daugh
ter, who recently "became insane in London.
HONOR TO RANDALL
Commercial Club Gives Him
a Fine Banquet.
HIS STAFF ARE ALSO GUESTS
Welcome by President Cake Re
sponse by Major Evans Addresses
" by Governor Gecr, Messrs. Will
iams, Scott, Bcebe, and Others.
Portland business men extended a hearty
welcome in a receptidn and banquet last
evening to Brigadier-General George M.
Randall, Commander of the Department of
the Columbia, and the 12 members of his
staff. General Randall has recently
opened his headquarters at Vancouver,
Wash., after a year's stay In Alaska, and
the banquet and reception were tendered
him to express the good will of the citi
zens of Portland toward him, and to estab
lish anew the friendly relations that the
officers of the barracks and citizens of
this city have always enjoyed. Gathered
In the deception ajid banqueting halls of
the Commercial Club were many of Port
land's prominent citizens, including the
Governor of Oregon. In all, 75 guests en
joyed the hospitality of the club. Toasts
to the Army and felicitous addresses on
topics concerning tho welfare of the
state were given during the evening, after
the guests had been served with a sump
President H. M. Cake, of the Com
'merclal Club presided and delivered the
address of welcome, speaking in part as
"We have gathered here this, evening to
do honor to General Randall and his stair,
gallant officer who have been recently
located at Vancouver Barracks, that lit
tle post on the slope of the Columbia
River, where he has opened up his head
quarters as Commander of the Depart
ment of the Columbia. Vancouver Bar
racks has been an Important post, from
the days when it was assisting In the found
ing of civil and military government in
the Northwest, to the present time, when
the tide of progress has made this region
one of the great Important parts of the
United States. Around Vancouver have
clustered fragrant historic associations
connected with those whom the country
has loved to honor Grant, quiet and un
assuming in time of peace, the Nation's
strong arm In the time of war; Sheridan,
impulsive and sagacious, whose heroic
ride has endeared hhn to our memory;
Gibbon, who bore the brunt of Picket's
charge; Jeff C. Davis, Miles, Morrow, An
derson, and last, but not least, George M.
Randall. Ever since the post has been
established the relations of the officers
and men with the people of Portland have
been close, and I venture to say that the
friendships with many cultured and cour
ageous officers are among the fresh green
memories of many of those present.
"Portland has always been jealous of the
welfare and Interests of the post, and has
always voiced a protest whenever there
seemed danger or a chance of Its di
vision. Vancouver is an ideal spot for the
location of an Army post. Its strategic
importance in time of war and Its value
in time of peace have always been recog
nized. Where Is there a spot more cen
trally located from which troops can be
sent north, south, east or west within, a
short period of time? It Is close to a pop
ulous city, where supplies can be bought
and shipped economically to any distance.
It has a beautiful site. In a region of
bountiful products of orchard, field and
garden. The people of Portland will al
ways lend their assistance to promote the
welfare, comfort and pleasure of both
the officers and men of the post. On be
half of the people of Portland and of the
state, I bid you a sincere welcome to the
city and state, while you are in our
Response of Major Robert K. Evnns.
On behalf of General Randall and his
staff, Major Robert K. Evans responded
to the address of welcome in a happy and
humorous vein, keeping his listeners in a
merry mood, which manifested Itself In
continual rounds of applause. He said in
"I feel highly honored, and It is with a
creat deal of pleasure that I undertake
to respond to tho grateful and eloquent
speech of your president, but I feel un
equal to the task. (Cries of "You're all
right.") You bet you I'm not. Every
man to his trade is a good old adage.
It's a poor thing to call on an old sol
dier for a good speech. For that you must
go to the statesmen, lawyers and profes
sional politicians, in all of which bless
ings our country Is so rich. General Ran
dall has wished me to make a speech.
General Randall's wishes are my orders.
If General Randall would say to one of
his officers, Go to the north pole,' you
may rest assured that the officer would
at least make a start. For the north pole
is in his jurisdiction. That's right; It's a
question of geography. The north pole is
in the jurisdiction of General Randall. He
told me to essay a speech, and I am es
saying It I am glad to see the City of
Portland do General Randall honor. Every
time you do him honor you do honor to
the wholo staff. I need not say that wo
are glad to be here. Wo have not been In
America for a groat many years. Take
General Randall, for Instance. First ho
went to straighten otit a part of Cuba.
After that ho went to the Philippines,
and from there he went to Alaska, where
he was put on cold storage. General Ran
dall arose to his position In the regular
service from a private in the volunteer
ranks, and he Is the kind of a soldier that
the theoretical American likes to honor.
We are all theoretical Americans here,
and I am glad to look you In the face.
Out of the last eight years I have spent
one In the United States, and I am glad
to be back in God's country.
"The Army has been going around and
planting the flag on places where wo
never thought It would be placed. Why, if
we had said five years ago that the Amer
ican flag would fly over the Philippines tne
people would have thought we had tho
jim-jams. We have planted the flag over
some bad cattle, I will admit, but as a
soldier I hope that no sane and decent
American citizen will ever advocate pull
ing it down. If we can't rule the cattle,
and if they can't get along peaceably
under our rule, we had better extermi
"And now, what are you going to do for
the Army? We are entering Into world
competition, and we can't do It with the
small Army that we used to police the
frontier and to bluff Indians. If we are
to mix In complications of the world,
we must be prepared to do it. We have
only 30 regiments of infantry, and when
a war comes we want Infantry, and more
infantry, and always more Infantry. The
cavalry and artillery are good comrades
and useful adjuncts and trimmings, but
we must have Infantry. And that Is what
I want to lay at the feet of you sover
eigns, the need of increasing the Army.
I also want to propose a toast to the
health, wealth, prosperity, and grandeur
of Portland. May her trade go round ITie
world, and if you find a place that you
can't reach, tell us about it and we'll get
it for you."
When Governor T. T. Geer rose to re
spond to the toast, "The Future of the
Pacific Coast," he was greeted with a
hearty round of applause, arid his remarks
were frequently Interrupted by his enthus
Istic listeners. Governor Geer said:
"It Is an esteemed honor to have been
Invited here on this occasion t oasslst in
extending a welcome to our distinguished
guests. Portland has always been noted,
and justly, too, for Its hospitality, and
surely this is one of the occasions when
spontanlety should be a marked feature
of the event. In this spirit I heartily join
and assure our guests that we not only
.are not afraid of any dangerous growth
of militarism, but that we recognize that
the civil arm of the Government, which
is always supreme In times of peace, de
pends often largely, and always partly,
upon the military arm for its own vir
ility and effectiveness.
"But I am to say a few words about
the future of the Pacific Coast. To speak
positively about any event In the future
implies an assumption of the gift of
prophecy, and while we all disclaim any
such power, yet we frequently Indulge
our fancies in that direction, sometimes
wisely, and often otherwise. I think all
men who understand the conditions pre
vailing on this Coast and the extent of
our undeveloped resources have and are
justified in having implicit faith in a
future for our side of the continent equal
ing in every respect that which has been
accomplished by the sturdy and unceas
ing efforts of our fathers, who wrought
on its Eastern Coast and in the great
Mississippi Valley. And yet, this state
ment should be made relatively. In wide
and almost unrestricted areas of agricul
tural lands we can never equal the lat
ter, but we can In the course of time ac
quire a population that will, so far as
the extent of our country goes, make us
a teeming hive of Industry and a sec
tion of vast and especially varied capabil
ity in the matter of domestic production.
"The development of the Pacific Coast
Is going to be pushed ahead in a marked
degree by the expansion of our territorial
boundaries toward what we call the
Orient, which, singularly enough. Is west
of us. That this will result In a large
trade in Asiatic countries and an in
creased commercial development Is one
of the certain things yet to happen, and
that the Pacific Coast will receive the
first fruits of this new life In commercial
circles is equally certain. It has become
almost a threadbare remark that If Co
lumbus had discovered the Pacific Coast
instead of the Atlantic, and if the Pil
grim Fathers had landed at Astoria In
stead of at Plymouth Rock, that today
Astoria would be, that is, Portland would
be, or rather one would be a modern New
York City, and the other a Philadelphia,
but far from my Intention is it to say
which would have been which.
"The fact Is that this was not done, wnen
Cain received the curse of his maker he
went Into the land of Nod, east of Eden,
and from that moment to this day the en
tire human family has been moving west
ward, and as a consequence, we find our
section of country the last to be occupied
"For several years when called upon to
discuss this question publicly I have unl
formly.put above every other factor which
will figure In- the development of our coun
try the .necessity of a greater population.
People, and people only, make a country.
They are the firt requisite, at least. For
aught we know, for a thousand years
prior to the settlement of the Mississippi
Valley, for Instance, that empire in ex
tent was as rich in everything save peo
ple as it Is today. Our section of coun
try is quite as fully developed, perhaps, as
Its present population can make It. It
would be a waste of time to paint In
roseate colors the future of the Pacific
Coast. Here we have all the natural
elements of a magnificent country wait
ing only for the hand of man to turn
them Into agencies contributing to the
happiness of a populous community. This
much can be taken for granted. This
much Is assured.
"Our present task Is to bestir ourselves
In the line of duty toward advertising our
state In a manner that will attract at
tention this way. We have been very
lax In this matter in the past, and it is
doubtful If we are fully alive to Its Im
portance even yet. This will require ac
tivity in spreading Information concern
ing the opportunities here lying unim
proved for the profitable Investment of
capital and the resulting employment of
labor. Washington and California have
been fully aware of the Importance of ac
tion In this direction for many years, and
their more rapid development than ours
In consequence is the result.
"The one thing now necessary for us
to do and which Is within our reach is
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LIFTED m THE TIDE
Transport Hancock Floated
Twenty-seventh. Infantry Is OrdcrcA
to Proceed at Once to the Ph.Il-
ipplnes Suit to Re
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Tho Quartermaster-General
of the Army has received,
"Nagasaki, Nov. 16. Hancock grounded
on sandbar at entrance of Inland sea.
Was floated at high tide today, uninjured.
Will go to relief of Warren at once.
Tho last sentence means that tho Han
cock will join the Warren at Kobe and
take her passengers, including the Con
gressional party, and bring them bark to
the United States. General Chaffee ca
bles that no more transports of the Han
cock class will bo sent by tho Japansso
Drowned in Snmnr.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Tho following
cablegram, dated Manila, November 16,'
was received at the War Department to
day from General Chaffee:
"On October 30, while crossing Dodo!
River, Samar, on a raft. Lieutenant Craw
ford, First Infantry, and six men. Ser
geant Albert Bafer and Privates Frank
H. Fitzgerald, Frederick W. Schander, p.
O. Gllerath, Kersey Dowie, Guy McBeth,
all of Company I, First Infantry, wero
drowned. All the bodies were recovered
and burled In Dodol."
The officer referred to is First Lieuten
ant Robert P. Crawford. General Char
fee's dispatch Is confirmatory of the Asso
ciated Press reports of over a week ago.
Twenty-seventh Ordered to Manila.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Orders hao
been issued by the War Department, di
recting the Twenty-seventh Infantry to
sail for the Philippines as soon as trans
portation can be provided. Two battalions
of the regiment are now at Plattsburg
Barracks, N. Y., and the other Is at
Fort McPherson, Ga. The regiment will
probably proceed to Manila -via New York
and the Suez Canal. A battalion of the
Twenty-third Infantry, now in Colorado,
has been ordered to Fort McPherson.
where the other two battalions now tn
route home from, tho Philippines will be
sent on arrival.
Leo Docs Not Like It.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16 A dispatch to
the World from Rome, says:
Tho jjope has addressed a cordial let
ter to Monslgnore Chapelle, apostolic
delegate to the Philippines, oongrat'ilal.
ing him upon his enlightened action In
favor of religion and conversion. The
pope, however, alluded to the Amerlciu
occupation In rather hostile terms, ci!!
ing it "an upheaval and revolution which
has greatly damaged the interests of the
church In those distant regions."
Suit to Recover Duty.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16. Suit has been
commenced in the United States Circuit
Court by Warner, Barnes & Co., of Lon
don, England, against Collector Bidwell.
to recover $128,520, which It Is claimed
was paid under protest on a cargo of
sugar brought by them from Ho Ilo in
BABY MINE DISASTER.
List of Bodies Recovered Numlieri
BLUEFIELDS, wTva., Nov. 16. The
reports from the Baby mine tonight aro
that the fire has practically been extin
guished, three huge streams of water hav
ing been poured into the burning mlno
since last night. Since 2 o'clock this
morning three bodies have been taken out,
all badly charred. They have not been
Identified, and are probably the bodies of
Hungarians. Walter H. O'Malley, super
intendent of tho mine, says that no more
bodies are in the shaft, but a number of
miners say that at least eight more aro
In the mine. The list of bodies recovered
now numbers 12, and two or three of the
injured may yet die. Eight bodies of tho
unfortunates were burled today in tho
same cemetery where are burled 200 or
more miners who met death In tho same
mine nearly 15 years ago.
FIRE TRUCIC IX COLIilSSIOX.
Seven Men Injured in Chicago, hut
Xone of Them Will Die.
CHICAGO, Nov. 16. While responding
to an alarm of fire truck No. 8 was struck
by a switch engine at Archer and Ashland
avenues. The seven men on the lire ap
paratus were Injured, but none fatally.
The truck was completely demolished, and
the horses ran wildly down the street.
The railroad crew, with the assistance of
the policemen, carried the Injured firemen
to near-by residences until the arrival of
ambulances and patrol wagons. The In
Sydney Duffey, 26 years old, cut on both
legs, right arm broken, Injured Internally;
Timothy F. Murphy, 45 years old, cut
about the head, right leg and back
sprained; John Gorman, 30 jears old,
driver of the truck, slightly; F. Klock
llng, 33 years old, right arm severely cut
and Injured Internally; J. Murphy, 26
years old, slightly Injured on both legs
and right arm. A. G. Stern, slightly; Lieu
tenant P. Lyons, slightly.
Collided With a Milk Train.
ELGIN, 111., Nov. 16. The Chicago
Great Western east-bound limited this
morning had a serious collision with the
Sycamore milk train, at Marshall a
Crossing, four miles west of St. Charles.
Rose Root, aged 13, of Sycamore, was in
stantly killed. A Chicago traveling man
named Murphy was probably fatally In
jured and Simon Chaffee, of Wasco, 111.,
an engineer of the limited, were serious
ly Injured. Several others were slight
Centennial of the Xcw York Post.
NEW YORK. Nov. 16. The Evening
Post celebrated the centennial of Its first
publication by Issuing a special edition
of the paper today, accompanied by a fac
simile of the Post of November 16, 1S01.
A number of men prominent in public
life In this city gave a complimentary
luncheon to the editorial staff and offi
cers of the paper. Among those present
at the luncheon were: Archbishop Corrl
gan, John, G. Carlisle, Levi P. Morton, J.
P. Morgan, Whltelaw Reld, Andrew Car
negie and Carl Schurz.
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