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VOL. XXI. NO. 17.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DE LOSES THE FIGHT
Nomination for Collector Will
FOSTER IS TO HAVE HIS WAY
3. D. Crocker, Present Incumbent, Is
Likely to Get the Position
Again Frjc for At
torney. Senator Foster appears to have "won T
a great ictory In the fight for dlcta-
. tor of the Federal patronage of AVash-
u ington. This means Clarence Ide will
1 1 Tint Vii rVillfWtnr. find Jnsse Frve. Of t
" "Whatcom, will be Attorney-General.
, , Frye may he appointed at once. At
u any rate. Foster Is to have his way.
"WASHINGTON, April 26. There are at
least indications that the struggle over
the Collectorship and United States At
torneyship In Washington is drawing to
a close. It seems very probable that the
nomination of Clarence W. Ide as Collec
tor will be recalled by the President and
that B. D. Crocker, the man originally
recommended by Senator Foster, will se
cure the place. If not Crockar it will be
some individual acceptable to the Sen
ator. It also seems quite certain that Jesse
Frye is to be appointed United States At
torney on Foster's recommendation. The
Senator called at the White House today,
and went over these two cases at some
length. The Senator has secured very
strong substantiation of the affidavit of
R. A. Hutchinson, of Spokane, charging
Ide with offering bribes, and these addi
tional papers were called to the Presi
dent's attention. Furthermore, consider
able evidence has been collected in favor
of Crocker, showing him to be In every
way suited to fill the office of Collec
tor, and it is believed this combined mass
of evidence will warrant the President in
recalling the name of Ide and substitut
ing that of Senator Foster's candidate.
The charges that were lodged against
Crocker some time ago are found to be
almost entirely of political character, and
not such as to warrant his rejection. A
compromise seemed probable a short
time ago, whereby Ide would be confirmed
and Frye appointed, but now the compro
mise Is apparently to be -set aside and
Foster's wishes respected In their en
tirety. From the first Senator Foster has stood
by Crocker, and throughout the pendency
of the Ide nomination has not changed
his position. As much time today was
Liven to the consideration of the Attorney
ship as the other office. The charges that
have been lodged against Frye were gone
over in detail, and they, like the protests
against Crocker, were found to be largely
political. Not a single criticism Is made
of Frye's personal character, the main
objection being to his past political rec
ord, it being alleged that he has shifted
from one faction to the other. There as
a slight Intimation that his legal ex
perience Is not such as would qualify him
for the Attorneyship. To offset these
charges. Senator Foster has procured an
overwhelming amount of testimony to
show that Trye is fully equipped as a
lawyer, and possesses all the qualifications
Which are required in the office to which
he aspires. Moreover, he has established
beyond a dcubt the good character of
Frye. Among the papers on file in be
half of Frye are recommendations from
four of the five Judges on the Supreme
bench of Washington, all of whom cordi
ally recommend Frye to the President's
favorable consideration. So strong is the
showing, in fact, that it is quite probable
Frye may be appointed before the Col
lectorship Is straightened out.
Senator Foster has had a long pulf and
a hard one, for in the Ide case, as in the
Attorneyship, he has been opposed by the
Attorney-General. Today's conference,
however, was in every way satisfactory
and assuring, and within a brief period
the situation is likely to undergo a com
plete change, with Foster coming out on
OREGOX ELECTION AS LEADER.
Eastern Republicans "Want a- Big Ma
jority Rolled Up Here.
WASHINGTON. April 26. The Republi
cans hero have begun to take an interest
in the Oregon campaign, and are very
anxious that there shall be such a victory
in that state as will encourage the party
everywhere else. For some reason the
Impression has got abroad that there will
be reduced majorities In the Congres
sional districts in the state, as compared
-with the elections of two years ago, but
the Republican leaders here hope that the
campaign of four years ago, when there
was no Presidential canvass, will at least
. The Congressional campaign committee
has not fully organized or begun work,
and consequently the Oregon canvass will
receive but little help from the Republi
can organization. It is understood, how
ever, that Senator Hanna, chairman of
the Republican committee, has begun to
Interest himself in the situation, and will
see that the National organization does
not forget the far Western state which
casts its vote in June.
Some reports have been received here
Indicating that Republicans who were not
successful in the primaries and conven
tions are dissatisfied and they may act
with the Democrats, and reduce the Re
publican majorities. The Republican
leaders, commenting upon this phase, say
if that condition was to obtain In every
community it would be useless to keep
up any kind of a party organization.
They express the hope that no factional
fights in the state will be carried into the
Treaty "With Klamath Indians.
The Senate Indian committee today fa
vorably reported Senator Mitchell's
amendment to the sundry civil bill ratify-
lng the treaty with the Klamath Indians,
whereby they cede to the United States a
tract of 621,824 acres of their reservation.
The amendment appropriates $537,000 to
pay for the land.
COXFEREXCE OX RIVER BILL.
Home Blembers Take' Very Unkindly
to Senate Amendments.
WASHINGTON, April 26. The confer
ees on the river and harbor bill -worked
hard all day In an effort to adjust the
differences between the House and the
Senate. The first day proved little or
nothing but a preliminary skirmish, -with
each side feeling of the other to see Just
what may be expected. The Souse men
show a determination which is unsatis
factory to the Senate conferees, as it in
dicates that they are going to insist upon
their own bill as against the amendments
made in the Senate. They assert that the
House bill was made as "symmetrical" as
possible, and that they do not wish to be
discredited, which they hold would be the
case if the amendments offered when the
bill was in their committee and in the
House should bo accepted or forced upon
them by the Senate conferees. Of course,
they understand that they have got to
give in to the Senate conferees in sev
eral instances, and probably the three
Senate conferees will look after their own
Interests first. Then it becomes a per-
CANDIDATE FOR SPEAKER OF THE '03 HOUSE.
B. L. EDDT, OP
In the event of his election to the Legislature as Joint Representa
tive for Tillamook and Yamhill Counties and there is no reasonable
doubt of it, as he is the Republican candidate B. L. Eddy will be a
candidate for Speaker of the House for the session of 1903. Mr. Eddy
was a member of the last House and served his constituents with ex
ceptional fidelity and efficiency. He took an active part In all measures
of general legislation, and had no small Influence with his fellow-members.
He had under his special charge the new game and food laws, f
now on the statute books. No other member made a better record for
attentlveness to all the business of the House; and, as he Is a clear and
forceful speaker, none was listened to more carefully or with greater
respect. Mr. Eddy has many friends and admirers throughout the state
who look upon him as a "coming man" in Oregon affairs, and who will
heartily support his candidacy.
sonal matter with them as to what
amendments they can hold in for other
Senators. The Oregon and Washington
men still "nope that they have a fair op
portunity to hold their Important Colum
bia River amendments.
SENSATION IN A COURT.
Judge Alleged to Have Been Unduly
Influenced by a Woman.
BUTTE, Mont, April 26. A sensation
was developed in the hearing of a phase
of the famous Minnie Healy mining case
today in Judge Harney's court. Judgment
was given to Augustus Helnze awarding
him possession of the mine, and following
the dedslOD the Amalgamated made seri
ous charges of misconduct against Judge
Harney, declaring the court had been un
duly Influenced by a woman in the em
ploy of Heinze. Judge Harney ordered
the affidavits stricken from the court rec
ord, and refused an order for a new
Tho case was called today for a settle
ment of the bill of exceptions and amend
ments for an appeal to the Supreme
Court for a new trial. Included In the bill
were copies of the original offending affi
davits, and following tho presentation.
Judge Harney read an order declaring At
torneys Forbls and Evans, of the Amal
gamated Company, to be in contempt or
court, fining each $500, and committing
each of them to the Sheriff for imprison
ment in the County Jail for 24 hours.
HELENA, April 26. Late tonight Chief
Justice Brantley signed a writ of habeas
corpus for the release of John Ww Forbls
and L. O. Evans, who were adjudged
guilty of contempt of court by Judge E.
W. Harney, and committed and fined.
GERMAN NAVAL STATldN .
President of Haytl Promises to Give
. Up Mole St. Nicholas.
NEW YORK, April 26. A letter Just re
ceived in this city gives details of an al
leged Important development in the po
litical situation in Haytl. The Herald, in
publishing the story, states that the news
comes from an unusually reliable source,
but nevertheless gives it with reserva
tion. It is declared in the letter that not
only has President Simon Sam given a
syndicate of German capitalists valuable
concessions, but, March 15, a secret agree
ment was arranged between General Le
conte. Minister of Finance, and certain
Germans, who, it Is said, directly repre
sent the Minister of Germany at Port au
Prince, whereby tho government of Pres
ident Sam agrees to give to Germany the
exclusive use of Mole St. Nicholas for a
naval coaling station, or some other point
on the Haytien coast
Recovered From Pittsburg "Wreck.
CAIRO, 111., April 26. Seven bodies were
recovered near the Pittsburg wreck to
day. They were Identified as follows:
E. L. Blackwell, Boyle, Miss.; Ed Jones,
Paducah, Ky.; John Burke, Owensboro,
Ky.; John Betts, first cook of the boat
The others were colored a chambermaid,
a cabin boy, and a roustabout Thlrty
throa bodies have so far been recovered.
OREGON DAY AT FAIR
One of the. Greatest Thus Far
- ' at Charleston.
TONGUE MAKES ABLE ADDRESS
Commissioner Dosch nnd Albert To
iler Also Speak Exposition Man
agement Tenders Oregouloni
EXPOSITION GROUNDS, CHARLES
TON, S. C, April 26. This was "Oregon
day' at the exposition, and one df the
most interesting, thus far, of South Car
olina's great fair. The exercises at the
Auditorium were well received. Repre
sentative Tongue delivered the principal
address, speaking on expositions in gen
eral, from an educational standpoint. He
held that great practical commercial re
sults may be attained by closer friend
ship and knowledge of individual wishes
and desires. The address is generally
pronounced one of the most logical and
Intel estlng delivered -on any state day.
Captain Wagener, in his welcoming re
marks, paid a pleasing tribute to Ore
gon's exhibit, and tho great assistance
of the state to tho fair in sending such
wonderful and Interesting attractions.
The Commissioners were praised for lend
ing help, in every way, toward the expo
sition. Rev. Charles Vedder, pastor of the Hu
guenot Church of Charleston for 36 years,
and one of Oregon's best friends In
Charleston, reverently commended tho
great Northwestern State.
Commissioner H. E.' Dosch spoke on
Oregon's relationship to South Carolina
in a manner which brought forth great
applause. His tribute to the City of
Charleston, and words of thanks for the
hospitality extended Oregon people, were
Albert Tozier spoke of Oregon's ad
vancement her resources, enterprises and
possibilities, explaining the way the
Northwest was to have a great exposition
in 1305, and that Its success was assured.
Mr. Tozler's subject "Lewis and Clark
Centennial," appealed to j the people, and
his remarks were received with much ap
plause. The band played "The Second Oregon
Volunteers" and several Southern airs
between the addresses. Besides Charles
ton people in attendance upon the exer
cises, there were commissioners and vis
itors from other states, and a large num
ber of 'delegates to the recent meeting of
the National Editorial Association. At
the close of the exercises, a reception was
held at the Oregon headquarters, which
was attended by representatives of all tho
Western States. During the afternoon,
Captain Wagener, president of the expo
sition, gave a banquet to Oregon people
and a number of Charleston people.
Will Finance a Tennessee Road.
ST. LOUIS. April 26. The Post-Dispatch
"It was stated on good authority in
financial circles today that the Mercan
tile Trust Company has finally closed a
deal by the terms of whjch It pledges
itself to finance the Tennessee Central
Railroad to the amount of 515,000,000. This
is the largest transaction of its kind
that has been made by a St Louis
Shipping Contracts on Secret Rates.
CHICAGO, April 26. Action may be
started soon, says tho Chronicle, to prQve
that a number of railroads operating out
of Chicago are violating the recent United
States Court injunctions forbidding the
making of secret rates. Since the in
junctions were isued no fewer than 600
notices of reduced tariff rates have been
filed with the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. It was presumed at ' first that
these reductions were merely the result
of putting In effect publicly charges that
had been made secretly. It Is now said
that these reduced rates were established
for the benefit of shippers, and that the
shipments were contracted for In advance.
Attorneys for the commission, it Is said,
are considering this method, and If they
conclude that the injunctions are being
violated, officials of the offending roads
will be cited for contempt of court.
CHARGES AGAINST HUNTER
Minister Accused of Being: Sluggish
In Defending: American Interests.
WASHINGTON, April 26. The charges
against Dr. Hunter, the American Min
ister to Guatemala, embodied in the Mo
bile news dispatches, have -been known to
the Stats Departmentfor a long time. The
department attaches less importance to
Mrs. Barrios' complaint than to those of
the American mining and engineering con
tractors, who charge that the Minister
has been notably sluggish In the defense
of the rights of American citizens.
ACTIOX AGAIXSTTHE BEEF TRUST.
Government Is in Xo Hurry to File
CHICAGO, April 26. William A. Day,
assistant to Attorney-General Knox, and
special counsel of tho Interstate Com
merce Commission, arrived Jn Chicago to
day to confer with District Attorney S. H.
Bethea relative to taking action against
the so-called beef trust Mr. Day said he
did not bring with him the application for
an Injunction which the Attorney-General
has ordered against the packing firms
of Armour & Co., Swift & Co., Nel
son, Morris & Co., the G. H. Hammond
Packing Company, the Cudahy Packing
Company and the Schwarzschlld & Sulz
berger Company. Farther, the Investiga
tion, he said, had been placed entirely in
the hands of District Attorney Bethea.
Attorney Day said: "I want to correct
a misconception of my position In this
case. I am here merely as the representa
tive of Attorney-General Knox. District
Attorney Bethea is to have sole charge
of the prosecution. I have no authority
to direct his actions, but merely to con
vey to him certain instructions of his su
periors in Washington as to the outline
of the bills. I also have brought some
additional evidence which I secured in
New York. This will be sifted by him
and will be used to supplement his proof
of the existence of a meat trust I do not
think the bills will be drawn hurriedly,
for they must stand the severest scrutiny
of some of the greatest corporation law
yers. For this reason care must be taken
to withstand the assaults of a demurrer.
"I have no authority to say aythlng
concerning the evidence I have secured.
It Is sufficient to state that the Attorney
General has approved of the proofs se
cured by Mr. Bethea and myself and un
less he was certain that we had strong
evidence to support the applications for
Injunctions under the Sherman anti-trust
law, he would not have ordered the prose
cution started at this time."
As soon as the bills are ready for filing
notice will be sent to the defendants.
Thirty days will be allowed to file answers
or demurrers. It Is stated authoritatively
that the center of the Government's ac
tion against the packers will be In Chi
cago, and If any bills are to be filed at
New York it will be later.
Fcsseadea System Successful. '
"NORFOLK, Va,, April 26. An American
system of wireless telegraphy, perfecte'd
by R. A. Fessenden, working under the
direction of W. L. Moore, chief df the
Weather Bureau, was tested at Roanoke
Island today. It was established beyond
a doubt that by the new system wireless
messages can bo sent to vessels at sea
for a distance of over 200 miles.
Tho transmitting apparatus consists of
the usual Induction coll, common with
other systems of wireless telegraphy, but
the receiving apparatus Is altogether dif
ferent from that used In other systems.
Messages can be sent and received as rap
Idly as by land wires, and with far greater
rapidity than by cable.
Chief Surgeon at Vancouver.
WASHINGTON, April 26. Lieutenant
Colonel Charles L. Helseman, recently de
tached from duty in the Philippines, has
been ordered to Chicago for duty as Chief
Surgeon of the Department of the Lakes,
relieving Lieutenant-Colonel T. E. Wil
cox, who Is ordered to Vancouver Bar
racks, Wash., for duty as Chief Surgeon
of the Department of the Columbia, vice
Major R. G. Ebert, relieved.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Senator Alllaon says reciprocity will be grant
ed to Cuba. Page S.
Carmack continued his Philippine speech in
the Senate. Pace 17.
The Senate sent the exclusion bill back to
conference. Pace 17.
Tho Houso listened to eulogies on tho late
RepresentatUes Stokes and Crump. Page
First prosecutions In Ireland under the crimes
act Pago 3.
Programmo of the Westminster coronation
service. Page 17.
Fifty persons wero killed and wounded in
riots at Moscow. Page 17.
Secretary Shaw spoke on evolution of govern
ment at a Pittsburg banquet. Pago 2.
Champ Clark spoke at New York on "The
Border States During the War." Pago 2.
Threo persons wero killed and SO Injured by
the tornado at Joplln. Page 0.
Records were broken at the Intercollegiate
meet at Philadelphia. Page 7.
Oregon day at Charleston Exposition was a
great success. Page 1.
George T. Myers, veteran salmon packer, dis
poses of his Puget Sound Interests. Page C.
President Strong, of University of Oregon,
elected chancellor of University of Kansas.
Page 1. i
W. J. Furnish greets Salem voters and calls
on state officers. Page 6.
Sympathy between stocks and grains shows
Wall etreet dealings are by big Interests.
New York bank statement shows continuance
of conservative policy. Pace 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Robert Krohn declines nomination on fusion
ticket. Pace 17.
Street committee again discusses banners and
signs. Page 16.
George Greene, East Side grocer, probably fa
tally burned. Page 17.
Federation of Women's Clubs elects officers
and adjourns. Page 24.
Miss Alice SIbson defeats Miss Griggs, of Ta
coma, for women's golf championship of
Oregon. Page 0.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Dramatic and musical. Page 18.
Social. Pace 20.
First house built In Portland. Page 25. -Best
roses to grow In Portland. Page 25.
Reminiscences of Talmage. Page 25.
Questions and answers. Page 20.
Scrap-Book. Pace 27.
George Ade's fable. Page 27.
Youths. Page 2S.
, Fashions. Paca 23
STRONG TO RESIGN
University of Oregon to Lose
CALLED TO KANSAS 'VARSITY
Will Become Chancellor of State In
stitution at Lawrence Eugene Is
Surprised, and Expressions of
Regret Are General.
LAWRENCE, Kan., April 26. The re
gents of the University of Kansas today
elected Dr. Frank Strong, now president
of the University of, Oregon, to be chan
cellor. He will take up his new duties at
the beginning of the next school year.
The salary to be paid Dr. Strong Is $4500,
the same that Dr. Snow, his predecessor.
ELECTED CHANCELLOR OF
PRDSIDEXT PRA5K STROXG, OF
received. Dr. Strong was In the city
himself, as were several other candidates
for the position. He was very highly
recommended by leading educators of the
country, and the regents feel that they
have a 'first-class man. Dr. Strong said
ho liked his Oregon position very much,
but the salary offered at the University
of Kansas Is higher, and he considered
tho Middle West superior as a place in
which to live and raise his family. The
library facilities of the University of Ore
gon are meager, and as Dr. Strong has
been asked to do a very Important piece
of historical work for a large English
publishing company, he felt he could at
tend to It much better here. The uni
versity has 1200 students.
SURPRISE TO OREGOX ' VARSITY.
Expressions of Regret Heard on
Every Side at Eugene.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
April 26. The announcement of the elec
tion of Dr. Strong as chancellor of the
University of Kansas came as a surprise
to the university people. Expressions of
regret are heard on every side. The posi
tion In Kansas was not sought by Dr.
Strong. President Snow, of the University
of Kansas, tendered his resignation two
years ago, and the board of regents has
been trying since then to fill the vacancy.
The requests to Dr. Strong to take the
place were most urgent, and he left last
week to Investigate the offer.
Dr. Strong will leave Oregon with deep
regret. He came hero thiee years ago to
make this his field for life work. He was
delighted with the climate and the people
of the state, and could see a wonderful
future in store for Oregon and the Pa
cific Northwest When Dr. Strong took
charge of the university, three years ago,
he at onco fell Into favor and became the
Idol of the students. He worked for the
future of the university and the state, and
his plans and Ideals, had circumstance
permitted their perfection, would have
placed the university In the front rank
FACULTY EXPRESSES REGRET.
Praise for Dr. Strong as an Educator
And His Work In Oregon.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EU
GENE. April 26. When told of President
Strong's resignation this afternoon Dr.
Arthur Lachman, head of the department
of chemistry, said:
"This Is a critical time In the history
of the university, and a change of ad
ministration will be particularly unfortu
nate. It may decide the future of the uni
versity for good or evil for years to come.
Dr. Strong was eminently conservative In
his administration, and a continuation of
his peaceable methods In the next few
years would be greatly desirable. Dr.
Strong's policy has been to strengthen
the university In securing the best avail
able material for Instructors. Under his
guidance the university has attained a
well-recognized, if not a leading, position
In the American college world. His policy
with respect to the high-school system has
been eminently modern, and It will be dis
astrous to the state at large if the de
parture means a disorganization of what
has been accomplished for the unification
of the high schools of the state."
Professor F. G. Young, of the chair of
sociology and economics, said:
"Dr. Strong united the state in support
of the university as had not been done be
fore. He brought all the educational
forces of the state Into unity, and raised
the standard of the school work with the
university at the head. His special
strength was his power to utilize every
resource that the state furnished toward
building up the university. He held the
1 respect and confidence of the students and
faculty, and was peculiarlyfortunate in
winning these at first and holding them."
John Straub, dean of the university,
"I regret very much that the university
will lose President Strong. Owing to my
position as dean I have been very fortu
nate In being quite intimate with the
president and have found him a man of
high ideals, very genial and true-hearted,
and one who would In time have made the
university one of the leading Institutions
on the Coast"
To Elect Successor.
SALEM. Or., April 26. Judge R. S.
Bean, pre'sident of the Board of Regents
of the University of Oregon, stated to
night that he would call a meeting of the
board for May 3 at Judge Bellinger's
office, in Portland, to elect a successor
to President Strong, resigned. He ex
pressed great regret at the leaving of
ROAD TO BE EXTENDED
Kettle Valley Line to Be Built on
From Republic to Spokane.
REPUBLIC, Wash., April 26. There is
every likelihood of the Kettle Valley lines
being extended from Republic to Spokane
within the next 12 months. The project
has been occupying the attention of the
management, and considerable progress
has been, made In gathering data regard
ing various routes, cost, etc. The serlous-
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.
THE "UNIVERSITY OF OREGOX.
ness of their intentions Is evidenced by
the fact that a permit to traverse the
south half of the Colvllle reservation was
recently sought from the Interior Depart
ment at Washington. Advices have been
received that the necessary permission
lias been granted. The proposed extension
will afford railway facilities to a large re
gion which at present Is greatly handi
capped In that respect The San Poll
Valley will be followed for a considerable
distance, and after the Columbia Is
reached the proposed railway will ascend
the Columbia to the mouth of the Spokane
River, and thence probably via the valley
of the Spokane to Its destination. This is
the route previously determined on, but
important changes In the routo may be
made latter after the completion of the
surveys. The Canadian Pacific Railway,
it is said, is behind the project If the
Canadian transcontinental secured an en
try Into Spokane, it would be a formidable
competitor for business In this city, as
well as In tributary territory. The in
vasion of British Columbia at various
points by the Great Northern is known to
be distasteful to the Canadian Pacific
Railway people, and the extension of the
Kettle Valley lines would give them an
opportunity of retaliating against their
PAYING CUBAN ARMY.
President-Elect Pnlma Surprised by
the Size of the List.
HAVANA, April 26. Generals Rabl.
Lora, Solsedo and Capote have tried to ob
tain from President-elect Palma an assur
ance that the Cuban army would be paid.
Replying to the Generals, Senor Palma said
he was disposed to pay the army, but to
do so more resources would be needed
than Cuba now has. He never suspected,
he said, that the list of those to be paid
contained 70,000 names, and that the esti
mate of the amount due the soldiers
tSO.000,000 frightened him. "The payment
of this enormous sum would annihilate
us. I would have to lease Cuba to raise
this amount," said he.
Senor Palma's Idea was to revise the
lists and to negotiate a loan of $10,000,000,
providing for the interest by a sinking
fund as outlined In the constitution. He
expressed Tegret at the fact that no pro
vision had been made to pension the
widows of Generals Maceo and Marti. He
i proposed also to do something for those
injured in the war.
Elaborate preparations are being made
In Havana for the three days' festival at
tending the Inauguration of the new Cu
SPOTTED FEVER SCOURGE
Eight Deaths From the Strange Mal
ady in the Bitter Root Valley.
MISSOULA, Mont, April 26. The spot
ted fever scourge in the Bitter Root Val
ley, has broken out with greater violence
than at any time known In the history of
the peculiar disease. Eight persons al
ready have died of the strange malady
within a week, and the deaths of several
more are expected. Today, a number of
cases were reported to the authorities.
The disease Is unknown elsewhere, and
thus far has baffled the physicians. Near
ly every victim that contracts the fever
dies. The disease commences with a fever
like typhoid, and spots begin to show all
over the body. The spots increase In size
and at death the victim is spotted like a
Astor Will Be Made a Baron.
NEW YORK. April 26. A dispatch to the
World from London says:
Latest official reports have it that Will
iam Waldorf Astor will be created Baron
I Clevedon. of Taplow next month.
ODD FELLOWS' DAY
Home Dedicated and Anni
CROWDS ATTEND CEREMONIES
Daughters .of Rcbekah Take Promi
nent Part in Exercises Judge
George Delivers Address on
Principles of the Order.
The Odd Fellows and Daughters of
Rebekah yesterday dedicated the I. O.
O. F. Home, near Kenllworth, with ap
propriate ceremonies. The morning ex
ercises were held on the grounds, and.
In spite of a pouring rain, wero large
ly attended by visiting members of the
two orders. In tho afternoon local and
Usltlng members were entertained at a
reception at the I. O. O. F. Temple.
In the evening the exerclea celebrating
the eighty-third anniversary of the
founding of Odd Fellowship were cele
brated at the First Baptist Church.
The 83d anniversary of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows was "observed by
the Oregon grand lodge yesterday by tho
dedication of the Home at Kenllworth for
Invalided members and for the orphans
of deceased members. The ceremonies
were attended by a large number of mem
bers from Portland and the surrounding
cities, and nearly all the visitors re
mained to attend the reception by the Re
bekah lodges in the afternoon and the
exercises at the First Baptist Church In
The exercises at the church were com
memorative of the organization and pur
poses of the order, and were attended by
a large number of Odd Fellows and their
friends. Nearly every seat In the audi
torium was taken, and there were few
empty places In the annex. After the
opening ode by the choir of the Taylor
Street Methodist Episcopal Church, prayer
was offered by Grand Chaplain Le Roy,
of Portland. Deputy Grand Master An
drews, who presided, then Introduced S.
W. Stryker. of Hassalo Lodge, grand dis
trict deputy for the state. Mr. Stryker
spoke feelingly of the anniversary of the
order, which, he said, had been observed
by the establishment of Invalided Odd
Fellows and for the orphans of deceased
members. Odd Fellowship had a higher
mission to perform than the formation of
lodges. Among Its cardinal principles:
were the development of fraternal feel
ings and the association of reasonable
men,' and of the sick and the education
of the orphan.
Judge M. C. George, for many years a
prominent member of the order, deliv
ered an address on the duties of Odd Fel
lows. Odd Fellowship, he said, was a
synonym of assistance for the unfortu
nate and the helpless, and relief for the
orphan. The supreme teachings of Odd
Fellowship were to aid all and to be fore
most In beneficent work.
The musical programme, which was ex
cellently rendered under the direction of
W. H. Boyer, with Mrs. Warren E.
Thomas as organist, was as follows:
"List the Cherubic Hosts," Misses Ben
nett, Greer and Monroe and Mrs. Bush
ong and Mr. Boyer and choir; "None
Shall Part Us." Miss Royal and Mr.
Boyer; "I Am King Over Land and Sea,"
Mr. Gordon and choir; "Inflammatus."
Mrs. May Dearborne Schwab and choir;
"The Unfortunate," Mrs. Schwab and
Mrs. Bushong; "Romanze," Mrs. Sherman
D. Brown; "Good-Night, Beloved.." by the
choir of the Taylor-Street Methodist
Episcopal Church. W. M. Elliott was to
have sung "The Holy City," but a bad
cold prevented him from singing. He was
able to be present and in a substitute
number accompanied Mr. Boyer on tho
One of the features of the programme
was a monologue, "Playing the Society
Belle," by Mrs. Lulu Mae B. Cox, of
Portland. Mrs. Cox acted the part of tho
tired society belle who has much company
to receive and many yawns to suppress,
and she displayed so many humorous feat
ures of a belle's life, or what It Is popu
larly supposed to be, that she was com
pelled to respond to an encore. This she
graciously did, and her second effort re
ceived another burst of applause.
REBEKAHS GAVE RECEPTIOX.
Local and Visiting Members Enter
tained at I. O. O. F. Temple.
The members of the Portland Rebekah
Degree lodges, seven In number, tendered
a reception to local and visiting members
In the I. O. O. F. Temple yesterday after
noon. The reception was of an Impromptu
nature There was no mistress of cere
monies, but each member wac made to
feel thoroughly at home in the prettily
Vocal and instrumental selections were
rendered by volunteer singers and mu
sicians, and Ice cream and cake were
served. During the afternoon a largo
number zZ members called, and all had an
HOME IS DEDICATED.
About 800 Odd Fellows and Rebeknhs
"Witnessed Impressive Exercises.
In the presence of about 800 Odd Fel
lows and Rebekahs, from different portions
of the state, the Odd Fellows' Home, near
Kenllworth, was dedicated yesterday
morning by the grand lodge, Rebekah as
sembly and grand encampment. During
the Impressive and beautiful ceremonies
there was a gentle falling rain, but not
dufllclent to dampen the enthusiasm of
the members of the order.
At an early hour groups of the members
of the lodges began to arrive and fill up
the building. At the Southern Pacific
carshops the visiting brothers and sisters
from the Willamette Valley were met by
a delegation from Portland lodges and di
rected to the grounds. By the time for
beginning the dedicatory ceremonies the
building was crowded from basement to
top floor by visitors Intent on making a
thorough Inspection. In this they were
assisted by Grand Master J. H. Nelson,
W- T. Williamson, president of the board
of directors; Thomas F. Ryan, Richard
Scott, Mary E. Tomllnson, of the trus
tees; Mrs. Nellie E. Gustin, president of
the Rebekah Assembly, and members of
the" Portland Rebekah lodges. J. H.
Laurey, of The Dalles, was appointed
grand marshal of the day.
The women of the Rebekah lodges early
took possession of the kitchen and pre
pared the luncheon of sandwiches and hot
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