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THE SUNDAY OKEGONIAX POBTLA1TD, JUNE 14, 1903.
L E V EE BUT
Suspect Nearly Loses
- His Life.
ST, LOUIS MOB AFTER'HIM
Wealthy Stockman Arrested
NAVAL-RESERVES ORDERED OUT
Attempt to Let Bade Writer From
Flood Out of a Farm Driven the
Citizens Wild One Man Is
ST.- LOUIS, June 13. Word was received
In East St. Louis tonight that a- gang of
men were at work cutting a levee at Win
atanley Park, near the John S. Bratton
stockyard. In the extreme eastern portion
of the city. A mob speedily rushed to the
scene .and arrests followed,, which result
ed In a company of naval reserves being
rushed to the spot. Over 100 shots were
fired, and after quiet .had been destored It
-was found that Clifford Hanley. .a naval
reserve member, had been killed.
The trouble Is said to have resulted from
a gang of men trying to cut the levee to
let the water out of the Bratton stock
farm. John S. Bratton was taken into
custody and hurried, away, as threats
were made to lynch him' He' is a wealthy
man and well known throughout the coun
try .as a turfman and breeder of fine
horsjts.' It is not kndwn that 'the levee-cutting
was upon his. orders.
ST. LOUIS STILL flooded.
Back Water Continues "Stationary,
lint the River Is Falling
ST. LOUIS, June 13. With 1J&.O0Q refugees
to feed and shelter, -East Sti Xouis is stifl
battling against the flo'pd.' . The- city Is
entirely surrounded by water; 'and two
thirds of Its territory Is under water The
river stage continues to fall, but the back
water which Inundates East St. Louis re
mains stationary, and It will probably be
weeks before It is gone.
Diligent search has failed to reveal any
bodies from the flooded bouses, and it Is
now believed that all the inhabitants of
the South. Side have escaped. t Business
has not been -resumed" to any great extent,
and the soldiers are still aiding the local
police in preserving order.
The dikes are constantly patrolled,, and
when a. weakened place Is found it is
Bpeedily remedied by volunteers. The paid
laborers have received, their w:ages and
have been dismissed. The total financial
loss In East St. Louis is estimated at $50,
000.000. All trains on the Missouri Pacific, Iron
Mountain, Missouri, Kansas & Texas and
St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad are
leaving the Union Station on schedule
time and are arriving with almost equal
promptness. With the exception of the
Burlington, the Wabash and the Chicago
& Alton train service to the West and
Southwest from St. Louis is up to the
. Traffic to and from Eastern points is in
worse shape at present than It has been
since the flood began. The stoppage of the
East St. Louis-Belleville electric line on
account of the high water prevents the
transfer of passengers to EdwardsvlHe.
Belleville and CoUInsvllle, where the
Clover Leaf, the Southern, the Louisville
& Nashville and the Vandalla established
terminals. At noon today it was almost
impossible to get & train over any of the
The Wabash is still running by a round
about way trains to Chicago and the East.
The Illinois Central; which received pas
sengers at the Broadway viaduct. East
St Louis, Friday, has removed Its sta
tion to the foot of Trendley avenue.
The Mobile & Ohio, the Chicago, Peoria
& St Louis and the St. Louis Valley are
not running, at alL The Big Four, the
Burlington and the Chicago & Alton etill
have excellent steamboat service between
here and Alton, their terminals.
BAILEY REPLIES TO WARE.
Asks People to Ignore Statement
Tlint itonsas Steeds No Aid.
TOPEKA, Kan., June 13. Governor
Bailey tonight gave the Associated Press
the following reply to Pension Commis
sioner Ware regarding the ne&3 of Kan
sas flood sufferers: -.'
"I regret more than I can tell that the
word has .gohe forth that we need no
more alfl from outside the 'etate fpr our
people who bavcf suffered from the Vecent
floods, end especially that this had been
proclaimed by one claiming to' be a repre
sentative of Kansas.
"Within the past week! have visited the
stricken district. Including Kansas City,
Argentine, North Topeka and the. fertile
valley between Topeka and KansaVaty,
and from what I saw and beard the
calamity that has befallen our state is
more appalling than was feared before
the waters receded and while the Ipss of
life was less, yet the property loss and
suffering Is many times greater than was
entailed by the Galveston disaster.
"Today Kansas finds more than 30,000
of her people practically' nameless f rom
no; fault of their own, and one of her
fertile valleys; representing an -ares. 300
miles long and five miles-wide, that but
a few days ago was covered by happy
homes and filled with promise, la now a
watery waste. .
"In view of these fdcts, I wish t say to
the charitably inclined everywhere, l4your
contributions will be welcome; they are
needed to relieve the necessities of the
hour, and every dollar will be used to re
lieve the suffering of those who are de
serving and needy. "
FLEE Fit OX IUSX.YG WATERS.
XUo Grande Is Fast Inundating Sev
eral Mexican. -Totvhs.
EL PASO. Tex., June IS. The Rio
Grande at Earlham. N. M., is very threat
ening this evening. The rise Is 'mora than
a foot and a half for the past 12 bours.
and an additional rise of IS inches is ex
pected tomorrow morning. The river Is
more than two miles wide, extending- from
Earlham to Beerino, a Mexican town.
Beerino Is flooded, the inhabitants aban
doning their homes arid farms, and
ranches are submerged for miles along
the valley in New Mexico.
At Earlham the people are leaving for
the highlands. The damage to farms will
aggregate many thousands of dollars.
At San Marclal the river Is a foot "higher
than during the big flood of 1S97. At El
Paso all lastnlght, upon instructions of
Chief Wooton, mounted police 6fficers pa
trolled the levee and watched at the flood
gates. The two-foot rise from the north is
not expected here until tomorrow morning.
New Jersey Rivers Still Rising.
PORT JERVTS. N. Y.. June. 13. Both the
Delaware and Naveslnk Rivers aro still
rising from the recent heavy rains. .Seri
ous damage is feared from the Delaware.
Many small bridges have been washed
away along the mountain etrfexns.
. ' fr "&F ' ' ' UNIVERSITY OF
Ema Hendricks, Clnss Treasurer.
Fred. G. Thayer, President.
UXiyBRSITX OF OREGOK, Eugene. Juno
13. (Special.) The above 1b a picture of the
oSlccrs of the University o Oregon graduating
class. The d&rs is the largest that the uni
versity has" ever graduated, there being- 36
members. 'The names and office held are as
follows: Fred G. Thayer, president; Miss
Ruby Hendricks, vice-president; treasurer.
Miss Elma Hendricta; secretary and class poet.
"Watts; eerge'ant-at-arms, "Ross M. Plumroer.
"Watts; eargent-at-anna, Ross M. Plumroer.
FIND ABUSE OF THE LAW
(Continued from First Page.)
tlons In the Washington Postofllce with
out examination, by the devious methods
of appointment In small, , unclassified of
fices, or in offices about to be consoli
dated, and subsequent transfer, and the
appointments of those laborers who were
appointed and separated during the ad
ministration of the present Postmaster,
show a wide divergence in policy from a
strict regard for the public Interest, and
afford Indications that the Department
used the Washington Postoffice for polit
ical and personal purposes to an extent
which left the authority of the Postmas
ter in transfers and appointments of this
sort but little more than nominal, and
placed the office In many respects in. the
relation of a bureau to the Department.
High. Officials Directed Frauds.
"The investigation seems to show clear
ly that most of the irregularities herein
set forth were directed by the Depart
ment, or requested or suggested by high
Departmental officials, and in either case
came to the Postmaster with all the force
of a direction. With the exception of the
appointment of eight laborers, afterward
separated, three clerks appointed to of
fices about to be classified and one em
ploye appointed in the Good Hope (Dis
trict of Columbia) Postofllce before its
consolidation, it appears that Postmaster
Merritt did not Initiate any of these im
proper appointments or assignments, and
his responsibility tor them seems to be
secondary and dependent u'pon the extent
to which a subordinate Is Justified In pro-testing-agalnst
the orders or suggestions
of his official superiors.
"The investigation indicates that the
employes who entered the service by
transfer and without examination are in
general inferior to those appointed
through competition. The investigation
by the 'Commission chows that many of
the persons who entered the service by
transfer, bad failed upon competitive ex
amination, from states whieff-were-in ex
cess of - the apportionment -or had not
passed with sufficiently high grades to be
recommended for appointment by the reg
"It is the observation of the Commis
sion that where a eervice or any office
remains unclassified, there is always a
tendency to increase the number of -employes'
beyond ' the number actually re
quired for the transaction of business.
"Among, the employes in the Depart
ment -or In the Postoffice service who
were brought Into the classified" service
within the last few years by classifica
tion, having been appointed without ex
amination under the rules, were 30 war
emergency -employes, classfied by the act
of April 2S, 1302; 12 made permanent under
paragraph 17, of rule "VIII. and 338 classi
fied in the rural free delivery service on
November- 27, The total number of
employes in these three classes who en
tered, the service .-upon considerations
other than fitness, as ascertained by com
petitive examination, were SS0.
Service Packed WitX Favorites.
"Nearly all of the clerks and messen
gers in the rural free delivery service
who were -(converted into the classified
sen-ice were in positions in Washington,
D. C. One hundred and thirty-three of
them, -yere-ipppbated 'prior to July 1, 1501;
26 were appointed in the four months Im
mediately preceding the classification, and
E6 -were appointed in the 26 days preced
ing classification. How many of these
were appointed for reasons other than
the needs of the service, it Is, of course,
impossible for the Commission to deter
mine but that the service was packed
with employes the interest of the indi
vidual is indicated by the fact that the
number of appointments In the month of
the classification was more than twice as
great as Tor the preceding four months.
This assumption Is strongly supported by
the fact that during the entire 18 months
that this service has been classified there
have been 17 persons selected for ap
pointments to positions within the Dis
trict of Columbia, as against 56 clerks and
messengers appointed during the 26 days
preceding the classification.
"There was no necessity of anticipating
the needs of the service by an excessive
number of. appointments Just before
classification, for the Commission had
registers ofellgtbles at that time which
were ample and also appropriate, as Is
shown by the fact that all but four of
the 37 appointments which have been
made to the rural free delivery sen-Ice in
the District of Columbia and outside
since November 27, 1S01, were from reg
isters then In existence.
Merit GivesWay te Pell tics.
"The appointments made under the dr-
curastances stove eet forth resulted la a
Ruby Hendriclcs, Class Vice-Fres.
Hosier I. Watts, Class Orator.
congestion of the service, and when a
reduction Is to be made, the employes ap
pointed for political or personal consid
erations are cared for, sometimes at the
expense of persons appointed upon merit
and without Influence. In relieving
branches of the service thus crowded with
employes, transfers were made to other
parts of the service, to the Injury of ell
glbles In line for appointment by reason
of their ascertained fitness.
"The passing of the war emergency, the
amendment on December 31, 1901. of the
rule referring to transfers, and new pro
visions of the revised rules, which be
came effective on April 15, 1S03, will, it
is believed, prevent the continuance of
these abuses In the classified service, and
the adoption at the earliest practicable
date ot regulations for' the employmept of
laborers in the Washington Postoffice, in
accordance with the executive order of
March 26, 1903, will, there is reason to
hope, put the employment of laborers on
the basis of fitness and the needs of the
The investigation was made In response
to the following letter, dated May 4, from
the Postmaster-General to the commis
sion; "I should' be pleased if you would have
one of your examiners detailed to make
an investigation of the Washington
City postoffice, with a view of ascertain
ing whether or not the civil service law
and regulations have been and are being
complied with in the administration of
Payne Discusses the Report.
Mr. Proctor was in conference with
Postmaster-General Payne for on hour
today regarding the report. Later Mr.
Proctor rln a verbal statement to news
paper men said that in all his experience
with the postoffice he had had less trouble
since Mr. Payne's Incumbency than at
any other time. The Postmaster-General
gave out the following statement regard
ing the matter:
"Attention Is called to the fact that
since my incumbency of the position of
Postmaster-General the Civil Service
Commission reports that there have been
but ten persons transferred to the Wash
ington postoffice by appointment from
smaller offices, and that these ten per
sons were appointed to their espectlve
places six months or more prior to their
transfer, which is in compliance with the
law, rules and regulations of the civil
service as they now exist.
"It will bo noted that the commission
reports that every person occupying com
petitive classified places In the Washing
ton postofllce Is there by right of a cer
tificate regularly issued by the Civil
"Regarding unskilled laborers, which
have not been subject to classification. It
is proper to say that there has been
much consideration of the question on the
part of the Civil "Service Commission and
the department, and many conferences
have been had,, on the subject. On July
2, lp02, an agreement was reached ' and
regulations adopted, which were agreed
to by the Civil Service Commission and
the department, which will do away with
all cause for complaints as to irregulari
ties in the appointments of this class of
"The point raised by the report regard
ing the promotion of certain employes in
the office which have been directed by the
department occurred previous to January
1. 150Z, No such directions for promotion
as are referred to have been authorized
by me since I have be so. Postmaster-General."
Mr. Payne stated today that he expect
ed to make public by Tuesday or Wednes
day abstracts of the reports of the post
office Inspectors who recently Investi
gated the Washington office; a similar
report made by tho inspectors during
former Postmaster-General Charles Em
ory Smith's administration, and the reply
of Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General
Bristow to the Tulloch charge.
R, M. Plaramer, Sergeant-at-Arms.
KING BGGED FOR HIS LIFE
(Continued from First Page.)
with a view to Monday's meeting of the
Skuptschlna, the proceedings of which,
it Is alleged, are already arranged, and
will consist merely of registering the de
cree electing Prince Peter Karageorgo
vich King of Senia.
Prince Peter is expected to arrive in
Belgrade Wednesday morning. His
brother-in-law reached the Servian cap
ital Thursday night, coming quite secret
ly and proceeding to visit his relative,
ALL Q.TJIET AT BELGRADE.
Meetings of Any Kind Are Prohibi
ted Until After the Election.
BELGRADE, June 13. At midnight
last night tranquility prevailed here. The
streets had practically been deserted
since 9 P. M., with the exception of
small military patrols which paraded
the' thoroughfares. The palace was
guarded by a cordon of infantry, and all
the ministerial residences In the vicinity
of the palace were closely guarded by
detachments of troops.
A .general feellgg of cheerfulness per
vades the city, and. according to reports,
the country also.
Ex-Minister Tudorovlcs has succumbed
to his wounds. Minister of Commerco
Genshlcs, lnon interview', said he con
sidered that If there was' any republican
tendency In the Cabinet it was Insurgent.
The .election of a ruler, he thought, could
not occur before Tuesday, but It is almost
certain Prince Peter Karageorgevlch will
bo elected. Prince Mlrko, of Montenegro,
has no chance whatever.
M. Genshlcs was reticent as to the event
at the palace early on Thursday morning.
The Minister added that since bis acces
sion the late King Alexander committed
constant errors, and lost his hold on the
public by his marriage with Queen Draga.
and the comedy played in connection with
the preparations for the birth of an al
leged heir. The coup d'etat was fixed for
June U, because on that day Queen Draga
wished to proclaim her brother. Nikodem
heir to the throne. M. Genshlcs con
cluded as indorsing Prince Peter as an
honorable man and an earnest well
wisher of Servia,
Cavalry and infantry continue to patrol
the streets, during- the day. The. people
remain calm. Notices have been placard
ed on the walls of Belgrade enjoining the
people to observe the laws, and remind
ing them that meetings of any kind on
the day preceding the assmbllng ot the
Skuntschlna or durlne- its sfcafnn ir.
strictly prohibited. The War Minister
nas issuea a aecree dismissing several
military commanders and appointing suc
cessors to their posts.
ARMY If OT MARCHJSG TO CAPITAL,
Troops Loyal te the Dead Kiss; Will
Make Ko Trouble.
PARIS, June 13. The Foreign Office
here today received dispatches from the
French Minister at Belgrade, saying there
is no truth in the reports that a portion
of the Servian army is marching to attack
At the council of Ministers today, For
eignMlnlsterDelcasse communicated to his
colleagues telegrams from Belgrade say
ing that the provisional government had
communicated to the Servian Ministers
abroad a formal notification of the new
regime's assumption of power, and that
Sfrvlan authorities were determined to
give the Skuptschlna complete liberty of
action In the choice of a King.
The Servian Legation here has received
a number of diap-atchss from Belgrade.
They say bo wonan except Queen Draga
was assassinated, and that, it was ut in
tended to kill her, but to compel the reyal
pair to consent to a divorce. When they
refused, it was proposed that the Xlag
abdicate and depart with the Queea. He
answered by shooting Colette! 2feuBwies,
which brought on a general melee. reilt
ing in -various deaths. The Queen's sis
ters have been conducted to the frostier.
The official Servian dispatches confirm
the press and other statements to the ef
fect that the provisional government has
decided to leave the choice of a King to
Patrie quotes M. George, Secretary of
the Servian Legation, as saying that
Queen Draga was the chief cause of the
uprising, which was also due to popular
resentment of King Alexander's course in
establishing a legislative body without in
cluding in It any representative of the opposition.
RUSSIA'S HOPE IS FOR PEACE.
Government' Issues a. Note Setting
Forth Its Position.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 13. In offi
cial circles here it Is said that none of
the powers Is Inclined to raise difficulties
In recognizing the sovereign the Servian
Parliament elects. An official note giving
the views of the government follows:
"The tragic events at Belgrade have oc
casioned profound emotion in Russia,
where there is the keenest Interest In
everything affecting tho destinies of the
Servian people. All the blood that has
been shed can only awaken in Russia a
feeling of compassion, whfch In the pres
ent Instance Is Increased by the fact that
the King and Queen of a friendly state
have fallen victims of a violent death,
and that the Obrenovlch dynastv, so
closely bound up in the history of Servia,
is now extinct. The most fervent desire
prevails In Rilssia that Servia, after this1
fearful crisis, may be able to pursue
peacefully the course of her National
life in the direction which the patriotism
of the people and a proper conception of
their supreme Interests will indicate."
ASSASSINS MUST BE PUNISHED.
Powers Will Matte This Demand of
the Xew King of Servia.
LONDON, June 13. A special dispatch
from Rome says a semi-official note pub
lished there declares that whoever is made
King of SerVIa. the powers will exact the
punishment of the murderers of King
Alexander and Queen Draga, as civilized
countries cannot tolerate that administra
tive and military positions In any coun
try should be bccUpled by assassins.
A special dispatch from Belgrade says
the draft of a bill, with marginal notes,
written by the late King Alexander, has
been found in the palaue. It provided for
the proclamation of Queen Draga's
brother as heir to the throne. Thl3, tho
dispatch adds; Is held by the conspirators
to be complete justification for their ac
tion. Autopsy on Bodies of the Rulers.
VIENNA, June 13. The report of the 'au
topsy Upon the body of King Alexander
says, according to advices to the Interna
tional Correspondent that the King's brain
was abnormal, the membranes thickened
and -unevenly developed, as in a certain
type of idiots. The backbone was not
straight, and showed a knotty formation
in three places.
The report of the autopsy on the body
of the Queen says scars resulting from
an operation for nephritis were found.
Not Yet Ready for a, Republic
BELGRADE, June 13. The Norodnl
Listl concludes an editorial article regard
ing the suggested establishment of a Ser
vian republic thus:
"Servia Is not yet ready for such an ad
vanced government. The army, which is
really the controlling factor In the situa
tion, would not agree to Its establishment.
Servia has had only two ruling dynasties,
and since tho Obrenovlchs have been ex
terminated there is no choice except the
END OF MERGER IN SIGHT
Railroads Nevr Propose to Dissolve
NEW YORK, June 13. It is stated by
the New York American that the North
ern Securities Company will be voluntarily
dissolved, and that the stocks-of the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern Rail
road Companies will be distributed among
the shareholders. In this manner the
properties mentioned will be returned to
their former owners!
That preparations are being made for
the dissolution of the Securities Company
Is declared by the American to have been
learned on the highest authority, but of
ficials of the company refuse either to af
firm or deny the statement. It Is said,
however, that the appeal now pending
in the United States Supreme Court will
be carried to Its conclusion so as to es
tablish the legal status of such compa
nies by the court of last resort.
(The Northern Securities Company was
Incorporated in 1901 with a capital of $400,
000.000. Its formation was the outcome
of a struggle for control of the Northern
Pacific, which, precipitated the stock mar
ket panic of May 9. 190L)
Five Are Buraed to Death, in Fire.
NEW YORK, June 13. Five persons
were burned to death early today In a
flat building at S47 East 115th street. 'It
Is believed the fire was of incendiary
origin. The dead:
THERESA DEC1CEO, aged 4.
CAMILLO DECICEO, 2 years old.
ALFREDO DECICEO, i months.
FRANCIECA STAMANO, 8 years.
GTHESEPFI CIPRAINO, 24 years.
It is declared by the police that the
hallways of the building had been cov
ered with oil, arid that bundles of rags
saturated with the same fluid also were
found scattered about the place.
Colorado River ea a 2la.-m-pa.gc.
MONTROSB, Colo., June. 13. The TJn
compahgre River Is -the -bighest It has
been in years. Near Uncompahgre &
cloudburst occurred which washed out
the high line ditch, and flooded the 'Sig&
fus ranch. A cloudbutst occurred on the
Clmmaron side of the divide and Squaw
Creek is on a rampage. For several hours
the water ran three feet deep over the
bridges. It has rained every day for a
week and the storm Is not yet over.
New King Writes Ruler of Italy.
ROME, June 13. "Prince Karageorge
vich has written an autograph letter to
King "Victor Emmanuel. Ita contents are
not generally known, but It is supposed
that Prince Peter refers to ascension to
the throne and asks what attitude Italy
The Foreign Office here denies that an
agreement has been reached among the
powers concerning Servia.
Mere Bodies Found, at Topelca.
TOPEKA, Kan., June 13. The bodies of
two more children were discovered today
in the wreckage of the Schunkweller home
in North Topeka. The house, which was
wrecked by the flood, will have to be
blown up to recover the bodies. This
makes a total of seven lives lost in this
Adventurer's Courage Falls Hint
GLOUCESTER, Mass., June 13. Ludwig
Eisenbaum. who left Boston three weeks
ago in a small open dory to cross the
Atlantic, has returned and given up the
trip. He went 350 miles to the eastward',
making the Gulf stream.
New Oregea Postmasters.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU". Wash
ington, June 13. Oregon postmasterswere
appointed today as follows:
Lehman, Charles R. Dutton, vice John
W. Endicett. resigned; Waplnltlt, E A.
Hartman, vice HlraB T. Corumt removed.
NIXON QUITS TRUST
Resigns as President of the
AT - OUTS WITH RE0RGAHIZERS
He Denies That He Was the Prompt
er of the' Octopus Schwab' Rises
to Explain His Fart in the
NEW YORK. June 13. The World to
morrow will say that Lewis NlxOn has re
signed as president of the shipbuilding
trust. In a statement Mr. Nixon admits
serious friction with the reorganizers of
the trust, defends himself against the
charges recently made and denies that he
was the promoter of the trust.
SCHWAB MAKES EXPLANATION. .
Bethlehem Stock Was Not Talked Of
NEW YORK, June 11 Charles M.
Schwab, In an interview In reference to
the allegations contained In the bill filed
by Roland B. Conklln and othera against
the United States Shipbuilding Company
In New Jersey, reflecting on Mr. Schwab's
connection with the organization and man
agement of the shipbuilding company,
"The first I knew of the organization of
the shipbuilding company was when
Messrn. Nixon and Dresser asked me to
take a financial Interest in the enterprise
by becoming one of the subscribers to the
underwriting syndicate which was to
finance the organization. Nothing was
said about the Bethlehem Steel Company
or the shipbuilding company acquiring
any interest therein until long after my
subscription was made. and. in fact, I be
lieve, after the organization of the ship
"The stock of the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany was worth all that the shipbuilding
company paid for It, and It3 value has
been demonstrated by Its earnings during
the fiscal year just closed, which were
more than 12,000,000 In excess of the un
derlying Interest." Mr. Schwab further
"If the first-mortgage bondholders sym
pathize with the complainants In this suit
I shall withdraw from the reorganization
and seek the recovery of the Bethlehem
Steel Company stock."
GOVERNMENT SUES WATSON.
District ot Columbia Clerk's Defal
cation Is Placed at $78,000.
WASHINGTON, June 13. The govern
ment of the District of Columbia, through
its corporation counsel, today Instituted
civil proceedings against James M. Wat
son, now In jail for alleged defalcation of
district funds estimated at 573,000. The
suit Is for the recovery of the moneys
alleged to have been taken by Watson,
but the aggregate of the specific sums
mentioned in the civil suit Is' only J10.1S2.
Watson's automobile, and a bulletin sheet,
of which he is Joint proprietor, were at
tached today. Watson has not yet been
able to furnish satisfactory ball and Is
still In Jail.
PLATT MAN NOT NAMED
Alvord Cooler Is Appointed a Civil
WASHINGTON. June 13. Alvord Cooley,
of Westchester, N. Y., has been appoint
ed Civil Commissioner by President
Roosevelt to succeed James R. Garfield,
appointed Commissioner of Corporation.
Senator Piatt, of New York, took lunch
with the President today, remaining at the
White House until nearly 3 o'clock.
After his conference with the President
he announced Mr. Cooley's appointment.
He did not Indicate that Mr. Cooley wag
his selection for the place. Indeed, It Is
said that the appointment was decided on
eome time ago, and was acquiesced in by
ACTION ON CANAL TREATY URGED.
President Gives Colombia to Under
stand That Dallying: Must Cease.
WASHINGTON. June 13. The President
today sent for William Nelson Cromwell,
attorney for tho Panama Canal Company,
to confer with him on the canal situa
tion. Mr. Cromwell spent half an hour
with the. President in the forenoon, and
the conference was resumed by appoint
ment at 3 P. M
It is understood that the President is
much concerned over the canal outlook.
The Administration Is not in the least dis
posed to be Impatient with Colombia, and
is willing to allow the Bogota government
a reasonable time to execute Its obliga
tions to the United States. At the same
time, the Washington authorities regard
these obligations as more binding than
those of an ordinary treaty, and cannot
admit the right of the Colombian gov
ernment to recede from them. If not car
ried out by ratification of the canal
treaty, which comes before tho Colombian
Congress at Its meeting this month, the
United States hopes Colombia will find
some other means of executing Its obliga
tions to this country as regards the Pan
ama Canal. Mr. Cromwell declined to eee
callers after his conference with the
HAD TOO FAR TO RUN.
Two Boys Arrested oa Suspicion of
Arson in. Alblna.
Because a North Portland boy had
shavings on his back and said that he had
Just arrived at a fire at Dean and Derby
streets, Albina, Andy Latscheik and Earl
Dean were arrested last night 'oa a sus
picion of' arson. The otory which they
told of having run from home to the fire
did not satisfy Officers Barter and Gabriel,
who -made the arrest, for AlbJna is too far
from North Portland.
The fire which the two boys are sus
pected of having kindled with the shav
ings which were upon the back of one of
them, destroyed an unfinished house be
longing to H. Ritter. The building was
practically completed, but the windows
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and doors had not been placed. It was
completely destroyed, only a shell of the
roof remaining, supported by Its gables.
The. alarm sounded at 13 OS and the. firs
engines reahv tho tita no uvm o .x
i'poor condition of the surrounding streets
nuuiu jiwiaii. xna iwo Doys, wno are
both 17 years old, were seen apparently
leaving the building almost as soon aa the
fire started. The attention of the police
men was called to them and after a short
"questioning they wera taken to the police
station and locked up.
The two boys are disreputable looking
specimens, dirty and grimy. Latscheik
gave his address as Twenty-third and
Lovejoy, and Dean, the smaller boy, a
number on Northrop street.
CHOLERA IS INCREASING.
Philippines Find the Rainy Weather
Promotes the Disease.
WASHINGTON. June 13,-OfllcIal ad
vices to the Marine Hospital service In
this city represent a sharp increase In
cholera cases in the Philippine Islands
since the beginning of the rainy season.
Many of the cases have occurred In Ma
nila, but a rapid spread down the coast
of Luzon also Is reported.
About half of the Manila cases have oc
curred among the crews of the launches
apd other smaller craft that never leave
the harbor. Not a single case could bo
traced to importation by sea.
WAS MOURNED FOR DEAD
Ex-College Professor Is Found to Be
Crown Prince Rudolph.
MARINETTE, WisTjune 13,-The Mar
inette Star Is authority for a" story that
President Hoffman, who recently resigned
from the faculty ot the University of
Iowa, Is Crown Prince Rudolph of Aus
tria, who was supposed to have killed,
himself 15 years ago- Hoffman's resigna
tion at the university was requested be
cause he refused to reveal his Identity
after admitting that he. was going under
an assumed name.
Kaiser's Yacht First In Her Class.
LONDON, June 13. In the Nore-Dover
yacht race today. Emperor William's Me
teor IDT was the first in, her class to ar
rive at the finish, which she reached at
8:53:52 P. 31. She was beazen by the Bryn
hlld. which arrived at 8:57:47, the latter's
time allowance being 19 minutes 42 sec
onds. The wind was light and fluctuating.
President Beaitie Resigns.
CLEVELAND. June 13. President J. A.
Beattie, of Hiram College, today present
ed his resignation to the board of trus
tee?. He came to H'xam a year ago from
Oregon, where he was president of the
Normal School at Weston.
Roosevelt's Wyoming Horse Arrives.
WASHINGTON. June 13. The horse
presented to the President by the citizens
of Douglas, Wyo., arrived here today, and
has been Installed in the White House
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