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VOL. XXIV NO. 12.
POKTLAXD, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HE BREAKS DOWN
Secretary Hay May Re
tXHAUSTED BY WORK
He Collapses in Going on Board
VOYAGE TO MEDITERRANEAN
Continuance of Great Statesman in
Office Depends on His Recovery
Taft Is Slated as His
CHICAGO, March 18. (Special.) "Walter
Wellrnan, in a message from Washington
to the Record-Herald says in 'part:
"Is the great public career of John Hay
drawing toward Its end?
"This is the question which was most
anxiously discussed at the Capitol today
on receipt of the news that Mr. Hay had
embarked for Europe in a condition verg
ing upon physical collapse. For some time
there had been whisperings In the Cab
inet and diplomatic circles that Mr. Hay
might not remain long at the bead of the
State Department. The talk of his retire
ment was due in part to the Secretary's
ill health, in part to his attitude of mind
concerning himself and In some small part
at least to unsatisfactory relations, exist
ing between the administration and the
Senate as to foreign affairs. But no one
had till just now regarded the state of
Mr. Hay's health as serious enough to
warrant more than passing speculation
upon its future and the other conditions
have been of such long standing as to de
prive them of any special significance.
May Resign on Return.
"Members of the Cabinet said today that
they would not be surprised if Mr. Hay
resigns his post as Secretary of State on
concluding his present voyage in search
of rest and health. Nor would they be
surprised If he returns freshened and Te
invlgorated and disposed to yield to the
earnest request of "the President that he
stay at Ws post. The opinion of Mr.
Hay's associates Is that everything de
pends upon the success the Secretary
may meet with in his search for health.
"It 1e well known that President Roose
velt views with anything but composure
the danger that he may lose the services
of the man who has won a high place in
the estimation of all the world as well as
the United States, and in the opinion of
a vast majority of thinking Americans as
the foremost diplomatist or International
statesman ot iho time.
Taft His Probable Successor.
"For the present Secretary of War Taft
will look after the Important phases of
Mr. Hay's work in the State Department
in addition to his own duties in the War
Department. The, understanding is that,
it Mr. Hay retires from office, Mr. Taft
is to be his successor."
EXHAUSTED BY OVERWORK.
Secretary Hay's Physician Tells the
Cause of His Collapse.
WASHINGTON, Maxell 18. "Extreme
exhaustion of the nerve centers brought
on by overwork" is the cause assigned
by the Surgeon-General of the Navy, who
is Secretary Hay's physician, for the
Secretary's collapse Just before boarding
the steamer at Now York. The Surgeon
General had received no message from
tho family, but from his knowledge of
the Secretary's illness he was confident
the fainting spell was due to this cause.
"Secretary Hay is worn out from over
work." the Surgeon-General said, "and
I have urged him to take this trip in
the hope that the sea voyage and sepa
ration from official business will restore
his strength. The country does not begin
to know of the work which the Secretary
has Insisted on doing, despite several at
tacks of grippe and bronchitis. As a re
sult, his nerve centers are well-nigh ex
hausted. I' am hopeful that two months
of absolute rest will restore him to health
and enablo him to return to his official
FAINTS AS HE BOARDS STEAMER
Secretary Hay Collapses, but Recov
ers After Leaving New York.
NEW YORK, March IS. Secretary of
State Hay was taken ill today as he was
about to board the White Star Line
steamer Cretlc for a voyage to the Medl-
terranean, and became so weak that he
was taken on board the steamer In
wheel chair. That his condition was not
regarded as alarming secured apparent.
however, as the steamer 'started on her
voyage without delay. Mr. Hay has been
In poor health for some time, and the
03 age upon which he started today was
planned to give lilm complete rest andean
opportunity to recuperate. The Secre
tary's plans include a stay qi about six
weeks in Southern Europe.
The Secretary had come up from Wash
ington yesterday, accompanied by Mrs.
Hay, his daughter. Mr?. James Wads-
worth. Jr.. Clarence Hay, his son, and
Henry Adams, a personal friend. The
whole party went to the steamer today.
although Mr. and Mrs. Hay and Mr.
Adams were to sail.
At the White Star dock there are sev
eral short flights of stairs leading to the
second floor, from -which floor the board
ing of the steamer Is made. In going up
these stairs Mr. Hay had to rest at each
landing. Just as he reached the top he
reeled back, but recovered himself and
oa. As he was about to walk un
the gangplank he was seen to turn death
ly white and stagger, and he would have
fallen had no't his friend supported him.
The secretary was assisted to a heap of
freight piled up near the gangplank,
where he sat down and waited until an
invalid's chair was brought from the
steamer. He was then wheeled aboard
the steamer and went at once to his
It was within a few minutes of the
steamer's sailing' time "when the secretary
went on board, and it was believed that
if the ill turn was regarded as particu
larly serious there would have been some
delay while physicians" were summoned
for a consultation or a change in plans
made. No word came from Mr. Hay's
apartments, however, and the Cretlc left
her dock promptly oa schedule tune.
The Cretlc Is not equipped with wireless
telegraph, and except for possible signals
to passing vessels-, no word of the Secre
tary's condition will be had until she
reaches the Azores, her first stopping
As she passed Sandy Hook the Cretlc
displayed a signal saying that Secretary
Hay was much better.
MINE EXPLOSION RTT.T.S TjEN
Wen Left on Guard at Night Perish
In West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. March 15. An
explosion occurred at the mines of the
New Pviver Smokeless Coal & Coke Com
pany at Rush Run at 10 o'clock tonight,
in which ten men were killed. The ex
plosion was in the Rush Run mine and
extended to the Red Ash mine, nearly two
miles away, and great flames burst out
of the mouths of both mines. About
seven men stayed in each mine at night
to take care of them and all were killed.
The Interior of the mines Is in such a
state at this time that it Is impossible, for
anyone to enter to investigate.
The Rush Run and Red Ash mines art
the property of the same company and
the latter is the mine in which 46 lives
were lost three years ago. It is impossible
at this time to ascertain the causa of the
NEED NOT SHOW WHAT IT COST
Cleveland Corporation Exempt From
Convicting Itself of Bribery.
CLEVELAND, O., March 1& Tho Cir
cuit Court today handed down a decision
that the Cleveland Electric Illuminating
Company could not legally be compelled
to exhibit its books in connection with the
City Council bribery investigation. Mayor
Johnson recently charged that certain
Republican members of the Council bad
been bribed to vote against the anncxa-'
tlon of South Brooklyn, a suburb, to the
city. The Mayor also charged that the
electric company and other corporations
had subscribed largely to tho campaign
funds of the Republicans. The Council
ordered an Investigation and the electric
company was notified to bring in its
books. This was refused, and the matter
was taken Into the courts.
TWO PREACHERS IN HOT WATER
One Unfrocked for Horaetrading,
Other Suspended for Stockdealing.
SIOUX CITY. Ia.. March IS. Tho board
of 12 Dutch Reformed ministers which for
a weak has been trying Rev. S. Kostor
at Orange City on charges of sharp prac
tices In horsetrading today found him
guilty and he will be unfrocked.
WTLMTNGTON, Del.. March IS. Rev.
Dr. Wilbur Cock ran, who has been on
trial before a committee of 15 .members
of the Wilmington Methodist Episcopal
Conference, charged with stockdealing.
was found guilty today and suspended for
one year. The closing address for the
defense was made by Rev. J. A. B. Wil
son, of California. Dr. Cock ran was
twice presiding elder and twice a dele
gate to the General Conference.
CYCLONE SMASHES A TOWN
Porch, Oklahoma, Full of Mangled
People and Wrecked Houses.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., March IS.
A special from Hobart states that a cy
clone struck Porch, a small town near
there, last night. One man, name not
given, was killed; J. E. and Charles Jones
fatally injured and 16 hurt.
Sixteen houses were demolished. De
tails are lacking on account of Inacces
VEsrraus throws hot stones
Eruption of Volcano Caused by Se
NAPLES. March 18. Mount Vesuvius
is again in eruption and is throwing out
burning lava, red-hot stones and a high
column of smoke, with detonations which
are heard at long distances. The eruption
Is attributed to an earthquake which was
felt for SO miles.
r itiNPHcn ax riAmPN !t
IS CHRISTENED BY
MISS HELEN S. WILSON,
OyamaSets Date for En
. tering City.
FAKOMAM HAS BEEN TAKEN
Rearguard Fighting Japanese
RUSSIANS WRECK RAILROAD
Lossis In Mukden Battle Still Un
known Russians Fear That Their
Army4 Will Meet New
ST. PETERSBURG, March 13. S A. M.)
The reports of the retiring commander-in-chief
and the new commander'in Man-
churla, which were Issued here yester
day, while relieving tho Immediate fear
of the Russian people that the Manchur
ian army already is cut off and confirm
ing information already received that the
retirement is in full progress, throw no
further light on tho condition of the
losses of the army, and contain no dis
The City of Fakoman. which is well in
the Russian rear, has been seized by
forces given out as Chinese bandits, but
which may be a vanguard of Japanese
regulars. From Fakoman one road leads
to Kaiyuan, about 12 miles north of Tlo
Pass, and the great Chinese road runs
northward, paralleling the railroad and
offering to a force there the alternative
of striking the Russian line or pushing
on toward tho Sungarl River along the
highway, which is better than the road
over which General Llnievitch will have
to retreat. The new commander will need
all the strategic qualities of Kuropatkln
to effect the withdrawal In safety.
Oyama Sets Date He Takes Harbin.
How far or how rapidly Field Marshal
Oyama will be able to continue pursuit re
mains to be seen, but the Chinese at Har
bin expect him there April 10. and If this
opinion proves to be founded on a Jap
anese proclamation, many persons hero,
remembering the fulfillment of Oyama's
assurances regarding the occupation of
Mukden. March 10, will be inclined to
name three weeks as the limit.
The Russian government continues to
declare that, whatever be the fato of
Harbin and of the present Eastern army,
the war will continue, and Vice-Admiral
RoJestvenskys orders to try issues with
Vlce-Admlral Togo have not been can
celed. Preparations for tho mobilization
of a new army are continuing, and the
finance- department is busy with measures
to provide necessary funds.
Extent of Loss Still Unknown.
The lapse of a full week since the be
ginning of the retreat from Mukden finds
Russia in almost complete Ignorance of
the details as to the effect of that re
verea. Kuropatkln, before relinquishing
his baton, professed himself unable to
estimate losses, and no dispatches refer
ring to the number of orisoncrs have been
allowed to sift through the strict censor
ship. Tho public simply knows that the
list of killed, wounded and prisoners is
great, and is prepared to believe them
enormous, though ono Russian corre
spondent expresses the belief that they
will not exceed SO.O0O, all told. The full
story of the awful retreat from Mukden
to Tie Pass also remains to be told. Later
reports received confirm the first state
ments that the bulk of the armies retired
in good order, the momentary panics af
fecting only the soldiers who were crowd
ed among the transports in charge of un
disciplined officers and fleeing civilians,
causing the loss, however, of a great
amount of supplies and a number of can
non which otherwise they would have
been able to bring off.
Raising Sinews -of War.
The question of sinews of war, it is de
clared at the Ministry of Finance, is be
ing arranged satisfactorily. The negotia
tions for the domestic loan, which Is not
an expedient adopted from any fear of
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ARMORED CRC1SKB WASHINGTON.
failure In the "French market, are pro
ceeding to a favorable conclusion, and the
Minister of Finance insists that the
French engagement will be signed short
ly. It has been determined that the new
domestic bonds shall run for a period of
TERROR AMONG THE CHINESE
Japanese Hang Russian Sympathiz
ers, and Seize Provisions.
HARBIN, March IS. (Noon.) The Chi
nese here are in an excited state and
say notification has been received that
the Japanese will enter Harbin. April 10.
Many Chinese refugees aro arriving from
the south. They report ill-treatment by
Japanese and say that Russian-speaking
Chinamen are hanged head downward and
placarded, "the great Russian transla
tor." They say also that the Japanese
take all supplies gratis, and that one
Japanese General, answering & request
to pay at least a little for provisions
taken, declared that the "Chinese dogs
were not deserving of any other treat
ment." The population of Bodun, south
west of Harbin, fears the arrival of the
In the village of Tsynllttose, the Chris
tian Chinese captured Mantzyr, a noted
Chinese bandit leader, who had been ter
rorizing the region around Bodun, and
turned him over to a Russian guard,
which on March 15 brought blm to Bodun,
after beating off attempts at rescue.
It Is reported among the Mongols that
some time ago a large body of Japanese
penetrated deeply Into the country toward
Sinmlntin, but was expelled by Prince
DIk. The Japanese are reported to have
sent oua second and larger detachment.
With the many wounded who are arriv
ing at Harbin from the southward arc
crowds of Russian inhabitants of the reg
ion evacuated and employes of the rail
road. TOKIO CELEBRATES VICTORY
Thousands Cheer CongratulatoryMes
sage to Oyama.
TOKIO. March IS. (Evening.) Thir
teen thousand persons went to Hiblya
Park today to attend exercises commem
orative of the Japanese victory of Muk
den. Members of the Cabinetthe elder
statesmen, many officers of tho army and
navy and members of the Diet were
present. Mayor Ozaki read congratula
tory telegrams to be sent to Field
Marshall Oyama on behalf of the munici
pality, the crowd cheering its approval.
Lleutenant-General Terauchl. Minister
of War. and Admiral Yam am o to. Minister
of the Navy, spoke on behalf of the army
and navy respectively, thanking the
people for the support they had given the
government during tho war.
Sports in the afternoon, and a display
of fireworks tonight concluded the cele
bration. CONFIDENCE IN RUSSrA SHAKEN
French Foresee Further Disasters
and Loss of Vladivostok.
PARIS, March IS. The Russian defeats
culminating with General Kuropatkln's
recall have completely shaken French of
ficial and public opinion concerning Rus
sia's ability to successfully make head
against the complications. The first view
that the Russian reverses were part of a
strategic plan is now entirely abandoned
and all comment turns on Russia's ac
The recognized Russian organ, tho Echo
do Paris, says Kuropatkln follows tho
path of Alexleff, Stopssel, Orloff, Stark,
Grlpenberg and a long list of others in
various stages of Investigation and dis
grace, and a dispatch announcing that
Captain Clado has been relieved of all
functions appears to emphasize the con
dition of Russia's military demoraliza
tion. The Figaro says:
"Kuropatkln was the victim of over
prudence and lack of audacity. Mili
tary critics point out that General Llnie
vitch did not graduate from the school of
cadets or the military academy, but be
gan his service as a volunteer and a pri
vate. While a subordinate officer during
the Russo-Turkish war, Llnievitch first
met Kuropatkln. then a 'Captain. The
latter represents tho student soldier,
while Llnievitch represents the man from
'Mhe peace prospects, although recently
considered bright, now seem to have dis
appeared. The officials say this Is due
mainly to Japan's Insistence that Russia
shall sue for peace, whereas Russian
pride prevents her from taking the In
itiative. Therefore, it Is believed that tho
war will be Indefinitely prolonged, with,
the prospect of a series of Japanese suc
cesses above Mukden.
"Japan's approach to Siberia is consid
ered one of the momentous epochs of the
war and as marking the Japanese pos
session of Asiatic territory now held by
a European power. The effect of the Jap
anese advance to Harbin will be to con
trol the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the
entire sweep of Eastern Siberia, including
Vladivostok. It Is said that this posses
sion of Russian territory may prove an
(Concluded on Page 7.)
WITH ONE TOUGH
President Will Open the
BY ELECTRIC FLASH
Wire May Be Stretched Direct
From White House.
HE IS INVITED TO. ATTEND
Government Exhibit Will Arrive in
Middle of April Medals and
Souvenirs Will Be Made at
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, March 18. President Roosevelt
will be unable to attend the opening of
the Lewis and Clark Exposition on
June 1, but hopes to be represented at
that ceremony by some member of bis
Cabinet. Senator Fulton called at the
White House this morning to bid the
President good-bye, and took occasion
to again invite him to attend the Ex
position. Tho President said his plans would
not permit of so long a trip, though
he would like very much to seo the re
sult of tho enterprise in which be has
shown a deep Interest from the very
There has been talk of repeating at
Portland the same plan which was car
ried out for the opening of tthe St.
Louis Exposition, viz., connecting
Portland with Washington by
through telegraph wlro and establish
ing communication between the White
House and the Exposition grounds, so
that at ntfon on Juno 1 the President,
by pressing a key at bis desk, will set
in motion the machinery at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition and formally open
the big Fair. This plan has not yet
been adopted, but will probably be
agreeable to the President if It Is ap
proved by the Exposition authorities.
Exhibit Arrives In April.
Incidentally, It was learned today
that the Government Board in charge
of the Government exhibit at Portland
Is preparing to ship its exhibit from
St. Louis in order to reach Portland
about the middle of April. Word has
been received that tho Government
building will be complete about
Because of a shortage of funds, it has
been found necessary to limit the ex
hlbit at Portland and. Instead of du
pllcating the exhibit at St. Louis show
ing the entire process of making coins,
tho Government will show only the
actual process of minting. Tho official
Exposition medals and souvenirs will
be coined by the Government ma
chinery in tho Government building.
President Goode has been requested to
prepare designs for the medals and for
the souvenir dies. Tho dies will be
made at the Philadelphia mint' and be
on hand at Portland ready for use
when the Exposition opens.
Completed Before Opening.
All preliminary" work has been
cleared up, and everything points to
the completion of the entire Govern
ment exhibit before the Exposition
A contract has been awarded to
Barnes, Warden & Co., of Portland, for
wiring Government buildings at 57633,
The wiring will be so distributed txs to
illuminate all the buildings at night.
showing their outlines and main fea
tures. The towers of the main build
Ing will be brilliantly lighted. There
will be little artificial lighting of the
interior, as the building will not be
open at night.
Many Deaths From Meningitis.
NEW YORK. March IS. Cerebro
spinal meningitis, which has been so
prevalent in New Tork during the Win
ter, has claimed 3S6 lives since Janu
ary 1. Most of the victims were chll-
'dren. The Health Commissioner says
the disease cannot be traced to the
source. Its workings being so. mysteri
ous. "It Is In the lower East Side," says
the Commissioner, "that the record of
death is so great. The wave of deaths
will practically Increase until April.
Three weeks ago there were 48 deaths,
two weeks ago there were es oeatns
and last -week there were 78 deaths.
For the next two weeks the number is
likely to increase materially.'
CASTE0 PEEP ARES TOR TROUBLE
Seeks Settlement With Other Nations
Before Fighting France.
PARIS. March IS. Official advices are
to the effect that Presldont Castro, of
Venezuela, is seeking to settle his compli
cations with Germany and Great Britain,
probably with a view to leaving, him a
free hand In dealing with the complica
tions with the United States and France.
The latter awaits the decision of the
court at Caracas, however.
France has not subscribed to the posi
tion of some other European governments
ta entrusting to the United States the en
forcement of rights- against South Amer
ican countries. On tho contrary, this gov
ernment expects to enforce Its own rights,
although whatever action 13 finally de
cided upon will undoubtedly be communi
cated to Washington with the view of se
curing American co-operation.
Action Against Asphalt Company.
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacao,
March IS. Advices received from Caracas,
Venezuela, say that the Superior Court
decided on appeal March IS that the New
Tork & Bermudcz Asphalt Company aided
tho Matos revolution, and the High Fed
eral Court will fix the damages. Final
Judgment may not be rendered for many
months. This case Is separate from tho
action of the government to rescind tho
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
The Weather. .
TODAT'S Rain; brisk and possibly high south
YESTERDAY S Maximum temperature, 54
deg.; minimum, 40. Precipitation. 0.07 inch.
The War la the Far East.
Oyama. announces he will take Harbin on
April 10. Page 1.
Chines complain of outrages by Japanese.
Great celebration of Mukden battle In Tokio.
Terrorist headquarters in St. Petersburg raid
ed. Page 2.
Sentence on officers of battery which 9 red on
Czar. Pago 2. ,
Bandit In ilorocco.eapture French government
agent. Page 7.
Secretary Hay's health broken down, and he
may resign. Page 1.
Launching of armored cruiser "Washington,
Senate adjourns without action on Dominican
treaty. Page 3
Mrs. Reader tells tory of her npoited deal in
t&nio Jjorninxo. ana CTomwell denies med
dllsg. PaffB 2. ,
Government considers another great irrigation
scheme' in Idaho. Page 3.
Boot. Taft and Knox, the three strong Repub
lican candidates for President. Page 2.
Missouri elects "Warner Senator after uproarious
session. Page 3.
.Adams' issues address denouncing Colorado Leg
islature for unseating him. Page 13.
Fairbanks speaks on arbitration. Page. 13.
Seth Bullock, the cowboy's, opinion of Mew
Tork.. Page 1.
President will press button which opens Lewis
and Clark Fair. Page 1.
Great rush of homeseekers coming to the
Northwest. Page 7.
Ten miners killed by explosion In "West Vir
ginia. Page 2.
Ex-State Senator Hahn testifies that S50.
000 was offered for votes in 1901 Sen
atorial race. Page 6.
Baby weighing 17i pounds born in Ballard,
wash. Page 6.
Yamhill County enthusiastic over showing
it will make at Exposition. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Goat-shearing half completed In Valley.
Stock market shows good resistance to sell
ing pressure. Page 15.
Bad crop reports from India, strengthen wheat
market. Page 15.
Large decrease In cash shown by New York
bank statement. Page 15.
Prune market shows improvement. Page 15.
Army transport Buford due today. Page 14.
Sailor causes arrest of two longshoremen.
Changes In services of Kamm and'Hosford
companies. Page 14.
Featares and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Church announcements. P"age 23.
Classified advertisements. Pages 26-31.
How the Bible Was Written. Page 36.
James J. Hill and Edward H. Harriman.
Uncle Sam's Colossal Work at Panama.
Maude Balllngton Booth's "Hope Halls'
for hardened criminals. Page 37.
Chauncey M. Depew on American oratory.
Recollections of John L. Sullivan. Page 46.
California's building at the Lewis and Clark
.Fair. Page 39.
When nobody needs to work. Page 33.
Myra li.eHy on "alien' young Americans.
Tales from Dickens. Page 42.
Return of Sherlock Holmes. Pages 44-45.
Side talks With Men. Page 40.
The lad Kipling as a story teller. Page 43.
Social. Pages 20-2L
Dramatic. Pages 18-19.
Musical. Page 21.
Household and fashions. Pages 40-41.
Youths department. Page 43.
Portland and Vicinity. .
Three candidates for the Mayoralty are out in
the open. Page 9.
Real estate market shows Improvement. "Page
Three men In custody for raising Canadian
postal-orders. Page 14.
Many electric lines will gridiron the state.
Swedes will attend the Fair In great number,
T.-idd Estate sued for attorney's fees. Page 11
Teachers ' will haver nothing to do with the
merit system. Page 9.
San Bernardino man seeks erring -wife, who
fled -witn stranger to Portland. Page 13:
Hood Rtver railroad will be built. Page 10.
Mitchell and Tanner will dissolve partnership.
After CO yearrf experience In the Fire- Depart.
roent, Peter Taylor resigns as president of
the Exempt Firemen's Association. - Page 16.
Grafter "wms race at 20 to" 1. Page 14.
Henry Karris poees as a baseball critic. Page
Toung Corbett's bad move in Joining AI Her
ford. Pace 23. .
HAS THE BIG HEAD
Seth Bullock's Opinion
of New York.
IS TOO PROVINCIAL
City Thinks Rest of Contiiien
- a Mere Annex,
REAL GENTLEMEN IN. -WEST
Cowboy Captain Disgusted With ths
New York Hog's Lack of Gal
lantry Towards Women on
NEW YORK. March IS. Captain Seta.
Bullock, who, with his band of cow-punchers,
waa here a couple of days seeing the
sights, told what ho thought of NcW Tork,
and the story Is not likely to contribute
any pleasure to New Yorkers, but will be
extremely edifying to those dwellers wes.t .
of the Alleghanles. who from time to time
have journeyed hither and have come to
the same conclusion as Bullock.
Bullock has been in New York before.
He knows New York as well as though he
lived here. He pays his own way when
he is here, and feols entitled to his opinion
of the place, though he never felt war
ranted In making any voluntary criticlsma.
But a criticism was demanded of him yes
terday. He leaned back in his chair,
thrust his hands far down into his trous
ers' pocketa turned his cold, gray eyes
quizzically on his questioners.
"Do you want to know what I .think o
this town?" he asked In his quiet, chilled
steel way. "Now, mind, I know as well
as you that there are good people In New
York City. But, taken altogether, you
are the most provincial outfit ia the whole
country- You've .sot so much,.you think
you've got it all. You think the Creator
stopped work when he filled tho Hudson
River with water, and all the rest of the
country out beyond just happened so.
Nothing, counts junlcaa it Is done. In New
York and by New York except to laugh
New York Is Too Proud.
"Now, out In our country we know New
York is a good town. "We know that the
.East Ismail right. We know we're all
right, too. We .think the Coast is pretty
good grazing. We're proud- of the whole
country. But New York is proud of itself,
and thinks the rest of the country in luck
to be on the same continent. I'm not
speaking in harshness or bitterness. But
sometimes I think you miss a lot of the
joy of being Americans.
"And another thing. A man from out
our way can't help seeing certain things.
He can't help seeing the way a lot of
shecpfaces along these subways and street
cars of yours crowd the women and stamp
on their feet to get ahead of them. Great
God A'mighty! I .came over from Wash
ington yesterday on the Congressional
limited, and things they call men pushed
their way by women who were there be
fore 'em into the dlnlng-car, and when
they were through with their dinners,
these same critters sat there and smoked
cigars and let the women wait.
Hogs That Escaped Slaughter.
"Now. you don't see doings like that out
in our country. If that's typical of- tho
Eastern gentlemen, then the real Amer
ican gentlemen are to be found out West.
"Let me tell you. I don't think it is
typical. I think I recognize some of these
critters. For many years the West baa
been shipping hogs East to Chicago, and
I can't help thinking I see a lot of those
same blankety-blaak hogs romping- around
here Is New York with two of their leg3
missing having got past Chicago and the
Men Fight Women for Seats;
Unfortunately, there- is ample evidence
of the truth of Mr. Bullock's charge that
New York men show no consideration for
In the struggles to get on and off the
subway trains at Forty-second and Four
teenth streets this morning and last even
ing the wildest disorder prevailed, and In
some instances out-and-out fist fights.
Blood was spilled and clothing torn.
Women and young girls were helpless.
Some of the men, after they had been
thrown free of the crowd, continued their
fighting in the clear spaces of the station
Dri Ernst J. Lederle, ex-Health Commis
sioner, pulled himself free of a group of
tussling men, struggling to get aboard a
downtown express, and. then watched the
scene about him.
"Not another city In the world would
stand for such scenes," he said. "There
in the Grand Central Police Station, at the
head of the stairs, 30 feet away, was a
Captain and two Sergeants and "a large
force of police. Here grown-up men were
mauling women- and fighting each other,
cursing, swearing, and with,, none even to
attempt objection. Just a few trained men
could have handled the crowd'
SCHEME TO HELP OUT ADDICKS
Allee Offers to Resign if Delaware
Will Elect Gas Man.
DOVER. DeL, March 18. United
States Senator J. Frank Allee, in a
statement issued tonight, announces
that, if the two factions in Delaware
,will unite and elect Colonel Dupont or
anyone as his successor next week and
elect J. Edward Ad dicks for the term be
ginning" March 4, 1905, he, Allee, will
present his resignation to the Gov
ernor. He states that he decided on this
course voluntarily and to show the peo
ple that he desires to ' see the state
fully represented in. the United States