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YOL. XXII. NO. 23.
POETLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1903.
I'RICE FIVE CENTS.
M'BHIDE IS SLY
"Boss" in Thurston Will
Not Go Away.
TRADE ON REFORM SCHOOL
Mills Is to Succeed Reed on
Board of Control.
LATTER SHIFTED TO CHEHALIS
Governor Changes His Mind About
liamlni; Olynipln Man n Head of
Reform School More Uaefnl
In His Own Bailiwick.
TVlth the idea of capturing Thurston
County, Governor McBrlde has decided
to appoint Sheriff Jesse Mills a mem
ber of the board o control Instead of
superlntndent of the Reform School at
Chehalls. To do this, he -will make
Charles Reed, now on the board of con
trol, superintendent of the state institu
tion mentioned. Superintendent West
erndorf, a Republican, who will retire,
was round in office by the late Governor
Rogers, and retained there, despite
strong protests of the Lewis County
Populists. He has been the subject of a
bitter fight for six years, but overcome
all opposition until last week, when
Governor McBrlde requested his resig
nation. OLYMPIA. "Wash., June 6. (Special.)
Instead of receiving .the appointment as
superintendent of the State Reform School
to succeed Thomas P. "Westendorf, as sur
mised yesterday, Sheriff Jesse T. Mills, of
Thurston County, has been appointed a
in ember of the State Board of Control.
Mr. Mills takes the position on the board
now occupied by Charles Reed, and Mr.
Reed is appointed to the position of super-
tendejf,, thejgteform SchooIThe
Mr. Reed 16 now In Illinois on a month's
vacation. The change will occur on July
1. -Mr. MUlsV term tn the board will ex
pire on January 1, 1905.
The removal' of Westendorf Is the culmi
nation of a six years fight; one that be
gan with the first Rogers administration,
and has existed ever since. Originally, It
was a Populistlc demand for Westendorf s
place that stirred up the trouble and near
ly split the fusion parties in Lewis
County. During recent years, or more
particularly the past 14 months, the antl
"Westendorf people of Lewie Count have
been centering their fight against the
superintendent in the Republican party.
Roscrs Stand Cost Mnch Support.
Governor Rogers refused to remove
"Westendorf, and his course cost him the
friendship of Lewis County Populists.
They wanted the superintendent's post
and the patronage of the Reform School.
Governor Rogers announced, shortly after
his first term began, that he would insist
upon Westendorfs retention, although the
superintendent was a Republican.
The Governor's obstinacy over the West
endorf matter was partially responsible
for the split between the fusion Execu
tive and his first Board of Control. This
board, it will be remembered, consistod of
etate officers and they refused to follow
the Rogers plans to the letter. This led
to their removal and the appointment of
a more pliable board.
The messages of Governor Rogers, to
gether with several of the interviews the
late Executive gave out, frequently men
tioned Westendorf as an unusually cap
able official. Possibly Governor Rogers
was led to force Westendorf to the front
because of the early and bitter fight that
had been made against him by a faction
of the Lewis County Populists, but there
is no doubt the late Governor regarded
the superintendent as a very efficient
Welt j- Renevrs the Flsht.
State Senator J. R. Welty, a. close friend
of the McBrlde administration, took up
the antl-Wcstendorf fight after the death
of Governor Rogers. He tried repeatedly
to have Westendorf removed and another
man appointed, not being particularly
urgent in the selection of any one man so
long as Westendorf gave way. The men
who had been fighting Westendorf in
Lewis County lined up behind Senator
Welty and continued the fight.
During the last Legislature, - serious
charges, involving the standard of morals
at the Reform School, were preferred
against the Superintendent. The State
Board of Control Investigated and dis
missed the charges; a number of members
of the Legislature took the opportunity of
looking Into the matter, but nothing canto
of it that reflected upon the superin
tendent. Senator Welty, however, persisted that
the charges were well founded and he
threatened to Introduce a resolution in the
Senate calling for an investigation. Welty
made a fight before the appropriation
committee of the Senate, endeavoring to
Stave those Senators take up the matter
and jthen tried to secure support for a
struggle on the floor of the Senate. It Is
understood that two or three Senators
pledged themselves to stay with him, but
the showing of sympathy was so meager
that Welty was put out of the fight.
"Westendorf Asked to Resign.
It is understood that the J-ewis County
Senator has persisted ever since the ad
journment to get Westendorf out of the
Reform School. Whether this had any
effect upon Governor McBrlde is a matter
of doubt, as toward, the end of the session
SrXcBride and Welty drifted apart some-
what. But, la any event. It Is an open
secret here that Westendorf was sum
moned to the capital and asked for his
The appointment of Charles Reed to
succeed Westendorf assures the adminis
tration of the presence in Ivewls .County
of a man -who will follow instructions, in
political matters closely. Mr. Reed has not
asserted himself to any extent, either
against the Rogers or McBrlde pro
grammes. At the same time, there is no
question that he is a capable official.
The plan of retaining Jesse Mills at
Olympia was well conceived from the Mc
Brlde standpoint. Mills would not have
been of much use to the administration
In Thurston County were he to drift away
to Chehalls. But at home Mills, if he
makes an open alliance with the McBrlde
faction, will be a strong factor in local
politics. The Scobey-Madge fiction did
not have any margin to spare during the
last campaign, and deflections will cripple
Its prospects seriously.
Successor to Mills n Sheriff,
OLYMPIA, Wash., June C (Special.)
The Board of County Commissioners to
day named Charles Billings, of this city,
to succeed Mr. Mills as Sheriff. Mr. Bill
ings previously served four years as
Sheriff of Thurston County, and is a son
of 'William Billings, who occupied the
same position for 24 years. Mr. Billings
is now in Snohomish County on a cruis
ing trip for the State Land Office, and is
not aware of his appointment.
HANDCAR IS RUN DOWN.
Two Men Are ICilled and nn Equal
Xuiuber Fatally Injured.
COLUMBUS, Neb., June 6. Two men
were killed and two fatally injured on a
hand car that was run down by a stock
extra near Genoa this morning. The stock
extra was coming down the Cedar Rapids
Spaulding branch of the Union Pacific
The section men were going to. work up
the track. The engine on the extra struck
the hand car about a mil west of town.
Drowned "While Crosnlnfr Strcnm.
DUBLIN, Tex., June 6. While crossing
a creek near here today, James Parish,
his daughter and two of her children were
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Secretary Root is being boomed for ifce Repub
lican nomination for Governor of New York.
Senator Hanna declares Ohio's Indorsement of
Roosevelt Is unequivocal. Page 1.
Governor McBrlde will make "Boss" Jesse
Mills, of Thurston County, a member of the
board of control. Instead of superintendent
of the Reform School. . Page ,1.. v . '
- ' ,r-r.jp kxk v-
Torrential ram at Spartanburg, S. C, causes
30 deaths and property loss of millions.
Flood at St. Louis places 200 people in grave
peril, and water is still rising. Page 2.
Belleville. 111., mob hangs and burns a negro
schoolteacher for shooting County School Su
perintendent. Page 3.
President Roosevelt orders a thorough Investi
gation of the postal scandals. Page .
President Roosevelt will soon announceWash-
lngton and Oregon appointments. Page 3.
President and Cabinet discuss matters of state.
Mormons ordered to leave Germany. Page 2.
Socialists threaten to make trouble If the Czar
visits Rome. Page 2.
Sllgo, Ireland, tenders Bourke Cockran, of New
York, the freedom of the city. Page 1.
McChesney wins the f 10,000 Harlem handicap.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Seattle S, Port
land 7; San Francisco D, Sacramento
Oakland 7. Los Angeles C Page 14.
Scores of Pacific National League: San Fran
cisco l. Portland 0; Tacoma G, Seattle 1;
Spokane 12, Los Angeles 2; Butto 12, Hel
cna C Page 14.
Famous crews of the Portland Rowing Club.
Brains count In baseball. Page 25.
Frank Robertson, on McKlnley, wins paper
chase. Page 14.
"Warrants will issue to Indian War Veterans
this week: fund may run short. Page 4.
The business part of Randsburg, Cal.. Is de
stroyed by fire. Page 4.
North Pacific Saengerbund elects officers and
names Tacoma as next meeting place.
Ex-Go-ornor Gecr addressed Polk County Pio
neers at annual meeting at Dallas. Page 4.
William Hardee, condemned murderer, kills
death watch, at Glasgow, Mont. Page 5.
Eppinger Sz Co., San Francisco grain dealers,
fall for large amount. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Large stock of unsold hops In United States.
Wheat closes lower at Chicago. Page 23.
Stock market free from liquidation. Page 23,
Week In Wall street. Page 23.
Bank statement shows" large decrease la cash.
Apricots In demand at San Francisco for Port
land shipment. Page 23.
New Port of Portland Commission sustained.
Snake River Is falling. Page II.
Gatzert opens excursion season. Page '11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mazamas will climb the Sisters peaks in July.
Dr. Wise preaches against tendency to mili
tarism. Page 13.
Lewis and Clark Fair Commission advised to
ask moderate appropriation from Congress.
Captain Van Otcrendorp, veteran Pacific Coast
steamship man, revisits Portland. Page S.
; Harriman lines will change their timber policy.
Woodmen of the World will dedicate monu
ments looay. xuge i.
South Portland citizens will have to accept
bridge Instead of a nil for Marquam's Gulch.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 22.
Classified advertisements. Pages IS-21.
The Two Vanrevels. Page 40.
How the malls fof Portland are handled. Page
Why My Photographs Are Bad. Page 35.
Mirages of the Oregon Desert. Page 16.
,The song of the bird. Page 10.
Torture dance of Indians. Page 3S.
Frank Carpenter's letter. Page 34.
(Municipal views of government. Page 31.
jAde's table in slang. Page 15.
'fecial. Page 2S.
Dramatic and musical. Pages 26-27.
iFashlons and household. Pages GC-37.
Youths' department. Page 28.
How Barrows Mado Good. Page 2& "
Eppinger & Co., of San
SQUEEZED .OK WHEAT DEAL
Trouble Began About Six
CREDITORS ARE INVESTIGATING
Committee "Will Report This Week
"Whether Firm Will Be Forced
Into Banlcrnptcy Fifty Cents
on Dollar Can Be Paid Xovr.
The following statement of the affairs
of Eppinger & Co. has been given out:
The liabilities exceed $1,250,000; the
assets about $700,000. The principal
creditors are: London, Paris & Amer
ican Bank, aSn Francisco: San Fran
cisco; San Francisco Savings Union,
San Francisco; Nevada National Bank,
San Francisco; Anglo-Calif omian Bank.
aSu Francisco! International Bank, San
Francisco; American Bank. San Fran
cisco; Isaac Cohen, capitalist, San
Francisco; Bank of Colusa, Colusa.
Cal.; Bank of Monterey. Monterey, Cal.;
Bank of Woodland, Woodland, Cal.;
Bank of Yolo, Woodland, Gal.
SAX FRANCISCO, June 6. Eppinger &
Co., of this city, one of the largest grain-
dealing- firms In the United States.srent
to tne wan toaay. J.ne crasn came sua
denly, and for a time threatened to com
pletely upset the local grain market. As
It was, the announcement of the failure
caused a big bobbing of prices on 'change
and wrought up such excitement as has
not been witnessed on the floor for many
The failure of the Eppinger concern Is
thc greatest and most far-reaching crash
inUtheXGaHfornlat.graln Mtradeslnce tbe
me when William X) res beck was forced
to the wall, some seven or eight years
ago. Although there had been a whisper
of uncertainty In Inner circles for sev
eral days as to the standing of Eppinger
& Co., none of the brokers were at all
prepared for the startling announcement
that was made on 'change.
"Wheat Price Runs Up.
It was known that the company was
short on a heavy amount of December
wheau, and the outcome of the announce
ment in the face of this condition at once
brought about the most marked activity.
Creditors of Eppinger & Co. at once began
buying against the amount short for the
account of the suspended firm, with the
result that December wheat quickly rose
from $L32 at the opening to $1.34. After
the great bulk of the pressing contracts
had been filled the market weakened
somewhat and the price declined to $1.34.
The connections of Eppinger & Co. are
numerous, both cn the Pacific Coast and
in the grain markets of Europe. The firm
embraced Jacob Eppinger, the founder;
Herman Eppinger and E. Eppinger.
Up to the dissolution of the great com
bination, which controlled the grain busi
ness, charters, prices and' contracts, Ep
pinger & Co. were members of a com
bination known as the "Big Four." This
combination, which was In control of
warehouses all over the state, notably
those at Port Costa, dissolved about six
months ago. The other members were
George W. McNear & Co., Balfour, Guth
rie & Co. and Garvin & Eyre.
It is the general opinion that the cause
of the failure of Eppinger & Co. dates
backto an lnclplency, five or six months
ago, when the "Big Four" combine was
caught heavily long on ships chartered
at the highest prices last year, and short
on wheat which had been sold as low as
105 and which rose to 160. The combine
was given a very severe squeezing, and
it was currently reported In grain circles
that the losses amounted to J3.000.000. In
curred in covering the enormous short
Where Firm Lost Heavily.
Of this big loss, Eppinger & Co. were
forced to stand their share. It is the be
lief that tha losers shared the loss on
equal terms. This would have resulted In
a loss of about $750,000 to the firm.
It has been the custom of the firm, it
Is declared, to advance considerable sums
of money to farmers throughout the state
on wheat crops, and it is probable that
this was done this year. Present reports
from the valleys are that the crops will
be comparative failures, and this news
has had a very depressing effect on the
market. The final crash was precipitated
by the London, Paris & American Bank,
which, within the last two or three days.
Tnade peremptory and heavy demands on
the firm of Eppinger & Co. The obliga
tions were pressing and the firm could not
meet them. Therefore, notice of Insol
vency was sent to the exchange.
In addition to the grain trading the Arm
of Eppinger & Co. did a large business
In warehouses. Aside from the "Big
Four" Interest in the Port Costa ware
houses, the firm controlled immense -grain
storage plants throughout the Sacramento
and San Joaquin valleys, and in all the
grain centers of the state. Among these
were warehouses at Dixon, Woodland,
Arbuckle, Modesto and Paso Bobles. The
firm had connections in every European
grain port, and, as a usual' thing, held
many charters on grain-carrying ships.
Jacob Eppinger, head of the firm, has
been in ill health for some years, and has
been forced to turn over his affairs in the
management, much of the time, to his
associates. A few years ago he was re
puted to be worth $3,000,000. Two ol his
sons, "Peck" Eppinger and Joseph Ep
pinger, are in the racing business. .His
other son, Herman, Is interested In the
PORTLAND FIRM XOT AFFECTED.
Eppinger it Co.'s Affairs Carried, as
Since the Portland office of Eppinger &
Co., maintained for some time in the
lShcrlock building; -was- closed' last -year,
the local business of the grain' firm Has
been handled by the Northwestern Ware
house Company, which has an office In
the Union block, at Second and Stark
streets. C. E. Curry, general manager of
the Northwestern Company, said yester
day tuat he did not expect the failure of
Eppinger Sz Co. to have any effect upon
the company he represents.
"The business of Eppinger &. Co. was
entirely distinct from that of the North
western Warehouse Company," said Mr.
Curry. "Our firm, which is a consolida
tion of George W. McNear, Garvin &
Eyre and Eppinger & Co., has an ample
capital of its own behind it, and should
not ba disturbed in any way by the fail
ure of one of the firms which organized
it originally. We are in no difficulties,
and did a very profitable and large busi
ness In this district in the last 12 months."
CREDITORS WILt INVESTIGATE.
Fntnre of the Firm Will Depend on
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6. At the
meeting of the creditors today It was de-
' (Concluded on Second Page.)
-FLOODED DISTRICT OF THE MISsisSD?PI VALLEY.
A Torrential Rain In
FIFTY PEOPLE DROWNED
Great Cotton Mills Go Down
With the Flood.
LOSS REACHES INTO MILLIONS
Twelve Hundred Laborers Are
Thrown Ont of Employment
and Will Soon Be in Need,
of Daily Bread.
! HAVOC WROUGHT BY STORM.
' Mortality list, estimated 50
Property loss ? 2, 000,000
' Homeless people COO
' Out of employment 4.000
SPARTANBURG. S. C, June C A tor
rential rain storm -visited . this region
shortly after midnight last night and con
tinued today, resulting In general devas
tation and destruction to life and prop
erty. All the bridges and trestles on the
main line of the Southern Railway were
washed away. The greatest destruction of
life and property occurred at the Pacolet
and Clifton and Glendale cotton mills.
Wires are down and reports conflicting,
but it seems certain that 40 or 50 persons
were drowned, mostly mill" operatives.
The following Is a partial list of those
who lost their lives by the inundation at
Clifton r ?
Augustus, Calvert and wife. "
Miss Lizzie Calvert.
Mrs. W. B. Tinsley.
Mortay Sims. . -
.Mrs. B. F. .Johnson. andifouruchlldren.,
"Mrs. Maggie Xirbyl ' 4 S3v
Mrs. John Owens.
Roy Owens. .""'!.
Miss Fleeta Gosa.
Will Soon Be In Xcetl of Dally Bread.
The heaviest property loss was at the
Ill-fated Pacolet mills, where President
Victor Montgomery estimates the damage
at $1,250,000. About 1200 operatives in the?,1
mills are thrown out of employment, and
within a few days will be In need of daily
Soon after the mill began operations this
morning the water pressure at mill No. 1
became dangerous, the boiler-rooms were
submerged and tlfe workmen were ordered
back. A little later the fury of the raging
river struck mill No. 1, sweeping that
plant entirely away. The strong current
then swept against No. 2, demolishing the
mill and leaving only the clothroom stand
ing. The big bridge over the Pacolet
Rlver, a steel structure, was carried away
by the flood, which had burst through the
dams. The wareroom. containing nearly
4000 bales of cotton and 4000 bales of do-
meotlc cloth, followed, all the cotton being
carried down stream
Five Stories of Mill Washed Array.
At Kiill No. 3 one-halt of the picker-room
and five stories on the left side of the
main building were washed away. The
main building, supported by a thick wall.
Is s6ll standing, hut may collapse at any
time- The boiler-room has gone, but the
smokestack Is yet standing. The dam at
No. 3 Is Intact. All the machinery in this
mill Is ruined. At Glendale four ware
houses fllled with cotton and cotton prod
ucts were swept away along with the dam
across Lawson's Fork and the trestle of
the City Electric Railway. The mill at
Glendale was not materially damaged.
At Converse the main building of the
Clifton factory collapsed, and the flood
rose till the second floor of the mill was
under four feet of water, 40 or 50 feet
above the ordinary stage. The Converse
mill is utterly demolished, nothing stand
ing except the picker-room building, which
Is badly wrecked. Clifton mill No. 3 also
lost Its boiler-room, engine-room and
MANY PEOPLE CLIXG1XG TO TREES.
They Cannot Hold On Mnch. Longer,
and Prospect of Rescue Is Remote'.
SPARTANBURG. S. C, June 6.-S0
many wires are down and communlcafton
of all sorts Is so thoroughly demoralized
that It Is impossible to form any definite
calculation of' the loss of life in today's
cloudburst and the resultant floods. The
mortality list may go to 150, but vthe more
conservative estimates place it somewhere
around 40 or 50. The total property los3
In the entire section laid waste by the
storm la likely to aggregate 52,000.000. The
loss at Pacolet is placed at $1,000,000. More
than 500 people are homeless and 4000 out
There was no wind and no damage by
lightning, the loss all being by water.
This fell In veritable torrents, converting
the surface of the earth Into a sheer lake
of raging waters; rivers overflowed their
banks to heights never before known;
creeks became rivers, and small rivulets
raging torrents, wiping out everything in
their course. . Railroad bridges were torn
from stone and iron piers; cotton mills
were crushed like straw before the flood,
and grist mills and innumerable smaller
industries and cottages were washed away
by the angry waters.
Tonight scores of people were clinging
to the branches of trees at Clifton and
could not be reached. Unless help comes
to them soon it Is feared that many will
fall Into the water and drown.
DIE LIKE RATS IX TRAP.
People Are Cauiilit in Their Houses
and Swept Away hy Flood.
ANGUSTA, Ga., June 6. The Herald's
staff correspondent at Spartanburg gives
the losses la the flood district as follows:
Arkwright mill. 20,205. spindles, slightly
damaged, not over $3000; Beaumont mill,
3SS0 spindles, damage slight; Clifton, Nos..
1, 2 and 3. 101,322 spindles, most serious
damage of all, amounting to $700,000; Pa
colet. Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 39.352 spindles, cap
italized at $1,000,000. damages, $756,000;
Whitney. 10.000 spindles, damage $100,000.
-ThIrty.-five9.Uve3 nre reported lost. The
bodies of these "with two exceptions were
caught floating in the river at Clifton.
lO'miles from Spartanburg.
Only mills Nos. 1 and 2 were completely
destroyed at Pacolet, but No. 3 was se
riously damaged. All that now remains
on the scene of wrecked mills Is a mass
of broken and twisted iron and stone in
disheveled heaps. Most of the drowned
people were operatives of the Pacolet
River mills. So suddenly did the water
rise that they were unable to escape from
their homes, and went down in the tor
rent with their houses.
POPE IS WASTING AWAY
Condition of His Holiness Gives
Room for Apprehension.
PARIS0 June 6. Tho Temps today
prints the following dispatch from Rome:
Leo XIII continues to receive, but those
who see him notice the gradual decline,
which, without exciting apprehension that
any serious illness Is imminent, do not
warrant a continuance of the recent confi
His recent audiences were very fatigu
ing. Each time the pope received he was
obliged to rest, sometimes for two or
three days. During the last few days tho
pope has restricted his diet to milk.
bouillon and eggs. -This regime counts
severely against a man 32 years of age.
Very little fresh air is admitted to the
pope's apartments In the Vatican. His
valet. Centra, opens the windows of the
Pontiff's sleeping-room momentarily,
night and morning, but the air is more or
less vitiated, and there is a lack of suffi
The correspondent of the Temps adds:
"I have had occasion during the last
few days to see a number of persons on
Intimate terms with the entourage of the
holy father, and I find their opinion is al
ways unanimous that Pope Leo has, been
slowly wasting away; atrophying for
some time. The pope rises late, and docs
not celebrate mass, except on Sunday,
when no one assists him except the falth
lul Centra, who serves him at the
masses. The Pontiff appeara not to de
sire that others should see his infirmities.
The trembling .of hl3 hands has become
"Dr. LapponI requires the pope to drink
Iced medicinal water in the morning. The
ice Is used mainly because tho pope Is
subject to slight inflammation of the
"I do not wish to unduly alarm the de
voted friends of Leo XIII, but neverthe
less I am compelled to sjate that the
condition of his health actually is far
Ailment 8l the Pope.
VEN7CE. June 6. The Gazetta. dl Vlen
Ita asserts that the pope is suffering from
intestinal inflammation; that he eat3
practically nothing, and that his strength
is diminishing. The paper adds:
"Though there Is no Immediate danger,
there is room for apprehension, unless an
Improvement Is soon, manifested."
Statement of Church Officials.
ROME, June 6. Several high ecclesias
tical personages who have been inter
viewed regarding the reports about the
pope's ill health say that during the last
few days he suffered from a slight hem
orrhoidal indisposition, which entirely dis
Appointed Bishop of Manila.
WASHINGTON, June 6. The papal del
egation in this city today received notifi
cation by cable of the appointment of
Rev. T. T. Harty, of St- Leo's Church,
St. Louis, as bishop of Manila- The ap
pointment was made by the pope, and has
been accepted by Father Harty.
Victim of Asphyxiation.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 6. John
R- McFetridge. head of the publishing
firm of John R. McFettridge & Sons,
Philadelphia, was found dead in bed
In his cottage here last night. The Cor
oner's jury states that (death was
caused by accidental asphyxiation.
New York Wants Him
MACHINE IS WELL IN LINE
Secretary Is Willing to Make
STRONG MAN IS BADLY HEEDED
Republicans Realize the Independent
Voters Will Repudiate Any Candl-
date Whose Honesty and Fear
lessness Axe In Doubt.
Career of Elihu Root.
Born at Clinton, N. Y., February
Graduated from Hamilton College la
Graduated from University Law
School of New Yorfc In 1SC7.
Admitted to the bar la 1SC7.
United States Attorney for the South
ern District of New York. 1SS3-18S3.
Secretary of War since August 1, 1S09.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 6. The New York Repub
lican machine Is considering, with great
earnestness, the advisability of making
Elihu Root the candidate of tho Repub
lican party for Governor next year. Tho
administration of Root as War Secre
tary has been so eminently successful that
he has sprung Into National as- well as
state prominence. Piatt, Odell and the
rest of the New Tork leaders recognizo
that It is necessary to have a strong man
to head the ticket, and one who Is not
machine made to such an extent that the
independent voters will repudiate him.
Piatt and Odell are also very friendly
Secretary Root was asked today re
garding the talk about him as a candidate
and simply replied that he knew noth
ing more about It further than ho had
read. At the same time he would not
be adverse to leading the Republicans in
his native state, and President Roosevelt
would be willing to lose him from his
Cabinet for that purpose.
HAJiN'A SIXCERE IX HIS SUPPORT.
Ohio Indorsement of Roosevelt for
Re-election Is Unequivocal.
NEWARK, N. J., June 6. The Newark
News prints an Interview which a staff
correspondent has had with Senator Han
na at Cleveland. When told that the im
pression had gone out "that the Admin
Isratlon of President Roosevelt of Itself
was not Indorsed by the Ohio Republican
Convention, except enough to make tho
state convention appear in good form,
Senator Hanna replied:
"President Roosevelt's Administration
was unequivocally indorsed by the state
convention at Columbus."
Senator Hanna declared that in all
probability President Roosevelt's name
would be the only one presented to the
"The country has heard considerable
discussion about yourself as a Presiden
tial candidate, or as a Vice-Presidential
candidate. Senator," said the interviewer.
"I am not a- candidate for anything ex
cept for the United States Senate, as my
own successor," hequickly' replied.
"If you are not a candidate at thl3 time,
sir, there might como a time next year
when the welfare of the Republican party
demanded you for second place upon the
Presidential ticket. It has been said that
your name would strengthen the ticket
with the great business and financial ele
ments of the East," was suggested.
"That is unfair," he replied. "I cannot
talk about what the probabilities of the
future may or may not be. I am not a
candidate for any office except the one
I have already told you about."
IRISH HONOR COCKRAN.
Prominent Nevr Yorker Is Granted
the Freedom of a City.
SLIGO, Ireland, June 6. The municipal
corporation today granted the freedom of
the town to W. Bourke Cockran, ofNew
York, who delivered an address upon the
future economic development of Ireland,
In the course of which Mr. Cockran pre
dicted that the island would become the
clearing point for all products between
America and Europe, because only on the
West Coast of Ireland were the harbors
capable of accommodating the great ves
sels of the future, which he believed
would reach a tonnage of 50,000. He was
confident, he said, that a day of great
industrial development was now dawning
THE DEATH ROLL.
United States Consul Ingerso'lU
COI.ON, .June 6. X C. Ingersoll, of Illi
nois, United States Consul at Cartagena,
who was on his way to New York, died
here today from dysentery. Mr. Ingersoll
was a nephew of the late Robert G. In
gersoll. President of Plebaldng" Company.
NEW YORK, June 6. William Thomp
son, who for 30 years had been president
of the New York Pie Baking Company,
Is dead, aged 75 years.
Prominent Presbyterian Minister.
PHILADELPHIA, June 6. John Cald
well Thojnpson. D. D.. a prominent
Presbyterian clergyman, died today at hl3
home, aged 72 years.
Port l Xott Free From Plagrne.
MEXICO CITY, June 6. The merchants
of Mazatlan have petitioned the federal
government to declare the pprt once more
open to commerce, as the plague has com