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TrHB SUNDAY OHEGONIAtf, - PORTLAND, APRIL -23, 1905.
BoaFd Members Do Not Elect
mo IS SOCIETY FIGURE
Bureau of American Republic's Gov
erning Board Thinks It Has
Right to Pick Chief Clerk
Regardless of Advice.
WASHINGTON, April 22. For the
past two weeks the governing board of
the Bureau of American Republics has
been trying to select a successor' to
William C. Fox as chief clerk, he hav
ing been promoted to be director.
The promotion in his case was at the
Instance of President Roosevelt, and
the ratification of his choice was not
accomplished without some difficulty,
owing to a belief on the part of the
governing board that it alone had the
Tight to fill the offices in the bureau.
When it came to the selection of the
chief clerk this feeling grew much
stronger, as it was learned that the
President had a man for this place in
the person of Gordon Cummings, at
present an employe of the Census Of
fice, and a prominent figure In Wash
Led by the representatives of Mexico
and Chile, an organization was made
which triumphed today at a meeting of
the governing -board, when William C
Wells, of the District of Columbia, was
selected, receiving eight votes as
against five votes for Mr. Cummings.
SHEW ENGLAND TO BUILD THEM
Bids for Scout Cruisers Recom
mended Turbine Engines for Two. '
WASHINGTON, April 22. The Naval
Board of Construction has recommend
ed to the Department the acceptance
of the bids of the Fore River Com
pany, at Quincy, Mass.. for the build
ing of two of the scout cruisers and
the Bath Iron Works, of Bath, Me.,
for the third. They recommend that
two of the cruisers be fitted with tur
bine engines and the third with re
The bids for the proposed cruisers were
opened at the Navy Department last Sat
urday. In all, six bidders entered the
Held, and the greatest Interest was mani
fested In the reading of the bids. Under
the law only two ships could be award
ed to any one concern.
The Fore River Shipbuilding Company
submitted a number of bids, one to build a
cruiser according to the department's
plans for Jl. 690,000. or two at $1,557,000 each.
For ships with turbine installation, their
prices ranged from $1,46S,000 on the basis
to be awarded two ships, to 51,572,000 for
one. The Bath Iron Works also submitted
a number of proposals offering to build
two cruisers, department's plans, at
$1,729,000 each. For turbine Installation
they submitted prices ranging from two
ehjpp at ?1.573,000 each to one ship at
NOT TOLD OF His DISSnSSAL
"Wilson Says He Employed Extra
Clerks in Busy Season.
NEW YORK. April 22. Frederick 11.
Wilson, financial clerk In charge of the
United States" Indian warehouse. In -New
York, whose dismissal, together with sev
eral clerks, was ordered by Secretary of
the Interior Hitchcock, has not yet re
ceived official notice of his removal.
"During my recent absence in Washing
ton," he said, "an Inspector came to the
warehouse and started an investigation
!He found what he claimed to be irregu
tlarltles in the matter of the payrolls.
From May to September Is our busy sea
son, getting in supplies for the Indians,
,and during the Winter there Is so little
inolng that It is practically one long noli
day. I had 14 men under me classed as
laborers, and each Tecelved $75 a month
When the first dull season came after I
(took charge, I discharged eight of the
men simply because there was nothin;
for them to do. I was told by my su
perior to reinstate them "
SECTION MEX FOR PANAMA.
.Experienced Railroad. Hands Are Need
ed on the Cr.nal.
WASHINGTON. April 22. The Pan
ma. Canal Commission held a general
conference today at which many minor
topics were discussed, but no conclu
sions of Importance reached. Judge Ma
.goon will sail for Panama May 13, and
.on arriving will at once take the -oath
of office and assume the duties as Gov
ernor of the Canal Zone, relieving Gen
Captain King, assistant to Chief En
gineer Wallace, has Just arrived in
Washington from the Isthmus, and
after consultation with his superior of
ficer, announced that the services of a
number of trained railroad section men.
Hot less than 55 or 70 are required at
once to begin the work of canal con
struction. There is no time to secure
these men through the Civil Service
Commission and applicants are request
ed to apply to Captain King at the
Isthmian Canal Commission headquar
COULD MANAGE ALL RAILROADS
But Tuttle Says Absolute Control
Would Be Essential.
WASHINGTON, April 22. At today's
meeting of the Senate committee on in
terstate commerce it was decided to
send copies of the railway-rate hear
ings to every member of Congress.
President Tuttle, of the Boston &
Maine Railroad, stated, today that the
idea that great financiers controlled
railways to the disadvantage or advan
tage of the public was erroneous. It
was natural that great financiers, like
Morgan, should be consulted regarding
all financial transactions.
Replying to Senator Newlands, Mr.
Tuttle said that, If the Government
owned all the railroads, he (Tuttle)
probably could manage them all. If
given absolute control, but in a politl
cU Government it would be Impossible
to have that absolute controL
BEAVERS CALLED TO ANSWER
Must Appear in Court In Washington
"WASHINGTON, April 22. The Depart
ment of Justice has made application to
the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the
United States for a mandate to Issue to
the United States District Court and the
United States Circuit Court in New York,
asking that George "W. Beavers, Indicted
in this dty for complicity in the postal
frauds, bo required to appear before the
court, 'with a view to his immediate sur
render to officers from this district to
answer the chargo of bribers. It is un-
derstood that the mandate will be aerved
Takahlra at Legation Xott.
WASHINGTON. April 22. Minister
Takahlra, of Japan, returned to Wash
ington tonight after a fortnight's visit
to New York, where he went to re
ceive further medical treatment follow
ing an operation for appendicitis. At the
Legation the positive statement was
made that Mr. Takahira's departure for
home at this time was without any sig
nificance in connection with French
neutrality. It was stated that In. conse
quence of not having- to submit to an
other operation, the Minister had fully
determined to return here, his further
stay iii New York being rendered un
necessary on account of the improved
condition of his health.
New Battleship Named Michigan.
WASHINGTON. April 22. It was an
nounced at the Navy Department today
that one of the two battleships, the con
struction of which was authorized at the
last session of Congress, will be named
the Michigan. These vessels are num
bered 26 and 27, and their completion will
Increase the list of battleships to 27. The
name South Carolina already has been
selected for No. 26.
Cruiser Not Under Rush Orders.
WASHINGTON. April 22. Officials
of the Navy Department today -stated
that the cruiser Tacoma has received
no rush orders to proceed from Pen
sacola to Santo Domingo. The Taco
ma, ft is expected, having finished tar
get practice, on which she was en
gaged, is going to Santo Domingo to
Join her squadron.
Slow Torpcdo-Boat Accepted.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Uppn the au
thorization of Congress, the Secretary of
the Navy has accepted the -torpedo-boat
Strlngham, built by Harlan & Holllngs-
worth, of Wilmington, Del., and launched
In June, 1899. The contract called for a
speed of 30 knots an hour, but the vessel
has failed on several trials to meet the
requirement, making nearly 27 knots.
Senators to Attend Funeral.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Vice-Presi
dent Fairbanks today named the Senators
who will act as a committee to attend the
funeral of "the late -Senator Piatt, of Con
necticut. Among them are Clark of Wyo
ming, Patterson, Colorado, and Carter of
Twentx-five Hurt In Wreck.
CHICAGO, April 22. Twenty-five
persons were Injured in a wreck to
night on the Chicago & Milwaukee
Electric Railroad at Grecnleaf street
and North avenue In Wllmette, a sub
urb 15 miles from Chicago. Charles
Franklin. Evanston, 111., is expected to
die as the result of his injuries. J. L.
Hebblcthwaite and Rev. T. P. Frost,
both prominent In Evanston, were se
verely injured. Several university pro
fessors and a number of students of
Northwestern University, returning
from a baseball game between Chicago
University and Northwestern Univer
sity, were among the Injured. The
wreck occurred through the overturn
ing of a car.
Senator Lodge Goes. Abroad.
BOSTON, Mass., April 22. Among the
passengers on the steamship Romanic,
which palled today for Gibraltar, Genoa
and Alexandria, were United States Sena
tor Henry C. Lodge and Mrs. Lodge.
I'd rather take five dollars than do thla," said F, S. Akin yesterday, as he cat
down with a baby in his arms on the pofch of the new Baby Home to have a picture
Mrs. L. TV. Sltton, president, holding another baby, eat next on the steps of the
Home 'and below and above were seated nurses, professional and voluntary, trying to
still the children and show them oft to the best advantage. A. L. Keenan, treasurer,
found himself on the top step, having had a charming little Infant pressed upon him. -He
accepted the situation gracefully and held the baby as if he knew Bomethlng - : "
about handling It. Mr. Akin took the matter more amiably than might have been - -expected
from his remark. - -
The new Home, on the 'Wcverly-ltlchmond car ljne, was filled yesterday afternoon
on the occasion of its dedication. Many women Interested In charitable works were
present, and here and there scattered in the crowd waa a man. In the background
ON TRACK IF TUT
Government Delves in Banks
CASHIERS MUST TESTIFY
Officials of Four Chicago National
Banks Must Tell What They .
Know -About "Aetna Trad
CHICAGO, April 22. Vice-presidents
and cashiers of four Chicago National
Banks have been subpenaed by the Fed
eral officials working on the "Beef Trust"
inquiry. The subpenas calledfor the pro
duction of the accounts and records of
the Aetna Trading Company and the 8.
Oppenhelm &. Co. Sausage Casing Com
pany. The Government officials have
traced from bank to bank and through
the clearing-house checks which were
numbered and are said to bear fictitious
The latest -move is said to be one of
the most important yet made in the in
vestigation and has caused a stir among
of having been directly connected with
the leading packers, who are suspected
the operations of the Aetna Trading Com
pany. It required more than two weeks'
hard work on the part of several of the
officers and National Bank Examiner
Starek to trace the checks, many of
which were discovered in trunks seized
by the Government detectives. It was a
direct result of developments regarding
the checks that the subpenas were Issued
for the officials of the four banks.
The persons gubpenaed are: Vice-President
George M. Reynolds and Cashier I.
P. Bowen, Continental National Bank;
Vice-President Don A. Moulton and
Cashier Frank W. Smlth, Corn Exchange
National Bank; Vice-President W. T. Fon
ton and Cashier Robert M. McKInley,
National Bank of the Republic; Vice
President Joseph T. Talbcrt and Assist
ant Cashier Nathaniel Oscb, Commercial
National Bank. "
It was found that one of the most com
plicated methods of bookkeeping had been
employed by the Aetna Trading Company
officials and those of S. Oppenhelm & Co.
No names appear on any of the books, It
Is said, which indicate that the persons
were in any way connected, with the
GARFIELD EYES STATE'S OILS
Investigating Colorado Conditions,
and "Will Come "Westward.
DENVER, April 22. United . States
Corporation Commissioner James R.
Garfield arrived in Denver today to in
vestigate the condition of the oil in
dustry in this state. He spent -the day
with' the agents of several oil compa
nies in Denver and is making investi
gations. He will leave for California
tomorrow. On his return he will Inves-
BABY HOME IS
SNAP SHOT SHOWING. CROUP OF BABIES
tigate the oil conditions in Texas, and
thence to Washington to .prepare a
State Refinery In Court's JHunds.
TOPEKA, Kan., April '22. The Kan
sas rfll refinery will not be built for
several months yet, according to the
present status of the case In the Su
preme Court.. It has been arranged that
the suit to determine the validity of
the oil refinery bonds will be heard at
the Jilne term of the District Court.
There are some intricate constitutional
questions involved, and the court has
requested that they be well briefed.
The Tefinery cannot be built until the
bond issue is decided.
Packer'a Papers Are Stolen.
CHICAGO, April 22. (Special.) The
declaration was made today that the vice
president of S. Oppenhelmer & Co. was
robbed on Wednesday night of Important
papers bearing on the case. Whether the
papers that are said to have been stolen
from the house of Mr. Freund have any
thing to do with the investigation into the
business of the packers, it was said by a
representative of the Oppenhelmers, was
one of the matters that the firm would
like to find out. Mr. Freund Is out of the
Mining Jury Splits Even.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la,, April 22. The
Doyle-Burns Jury was still out at 7 o'clock
this evening, and appeared In a deadlock
that forbade the prospect of a verdict be
fore Sunday. So far as can bo learned
from meager reports, the jurors are di
vided avout evenly.
Doyle tmed Burns for a partnership in
the Portland Gold Mining Company at
Cripple Creek, Colo. There Is $357,453 in
volved. STORM WRECKS RESORTS
Coney Island and Long Branch Are
NEW YORK. April 22. Considerable
damage has been done at the beach re
sorts near this city by a severe storm
that swept over Northern New Jersey,
Southern New York and Connecticut.
Lightning and wind destroyed consider
able property at Coney Island, where
preparations are being made for the Sum
mer season. At Long Branch, N. J.,
damage amounting to $10,000 was done In
15 minutes. Several persons narrowly
escaped death from falling timbers, and
some of the big hotels along the beach
were hit pretty hard by the gale.
In Mount Holly, N. Y., the storm took
the form of a cyclonic sand storm, which
was followed by drops of rain of ex
traordinarily largo size. Trees, fences
and outbuildings were toppled over, and
merchants' wares displayed In front of
their stores and scattered In all direc
tions. Fifteen minutes later the sun was
CUT ONE-FIFTH ON PRODUCE
Fight ob Private Car Lines Affects
CINCINNATI, O., April 22 (Special.)
Already concessions are being made com
mission merchants of Cincinnati In" the
fight on the private carline monopoly.
A number of dealers received a circular
today from James R. Wallace, buyers'
agent, of Humboldt. Tenn., stating that a
reduction of one-fifth in the rates had
FORMALLY DEDICATED BY
What Public Should Do, Says
William J. Bryan.
DRAW AN-OWNERSHIP LINE
Before Liberty Club, Nebraska Ora
tor Declares That Public Owner
ship Will Probably Soon Be
Applied to Railroads.
BUFFALO, N. Y., April 22. (Special.)
After speaking before the Liberal Club
tonight on the duty of helpfulness of
Ideals. William J. Bryan turned his atten
tion to the referendum, socialism and
public ownership. Mr. Bryan said In'part:
"I am a believer In the doctrine that all
corporations created by the Government
should be controlled by the Government
when It becomes necessary to protect the
people against injustice. Fundamentally
the principle Is that the people cannot
through law create anything stronger than
Asked "Do you hold there la an essen
tial difference between corporations that
should be owned by the 'Government and
those that should be merely controlled,"
"Yes, there is a line that should be
drawn between the public and private cqr
poratlons. The railroad comes under the
head of public corporations. Some say -It
Is of a quasi-public character, and It relies
on lta public charter when It wants any
thing from the public, and on Its private
nature when the people, want anything
from It. But first let me distinguish be
tween what are called municipal corpora
tions and those operated In a larger
sphere. It Is Impossible to have real com
petition" between corporations operated
under a municipal franchise. That Is, you
cannot have street railways, water or
light companies or telephone lines. These
are private monopolies. Believing that a
private monopoly Is indefensible and in
tolerable, as declared in the Kansas City
platform, I hold all the utilities should be
owned and operated by the city govern
ment. "Everything that the Government un
dertakes can be considered socialistic In
pne sense. The Postofflce Department Is
socialistic In that the state Is doing some
thing that only individuals used to do.
The police department Is socialistic be
cause the public la furnishing protection
that the individual formerly furnished
himself. Our public school system is de
scribed as socialistic by some, because
the public furnishes through taxation the
means of education formerly furnlehed by
"I take It that the best place to draw the
line between them is at the point when
competition ceases. The Socialist believes
that competition Is a destructive force
and should be eliminated by the public
ownership and operation of all means of
production and distribution. As' to rail
roads, the question is not so clear, be
cause public opinion has not advanced so
i far. I am inclined to believe we shall
AND OFFICERS OF ASSOCIATION.
were the babies, about whom all the to-do was being made. AH the women wanted
to hold the "little darlInss.,, but there was little crying and no trouble for that.
Mrs. Sltton, presiding, made the opening remarks, and was followed by F. S.
Akin, chairman of the building committee, with his report. When Mr. Akin reported
' that there were no encumbrances upon the building there was an applause of satis
faction. A. L. Keenan reported regarding the financial standing, that the Home was
not in debt, but was In need of money.
Governor Chamberlain found very little to say, but he said the little appropriate
to the occasion. Dr. Bitot then made final dedication of the building to Its use. Mrs.
Catherine Cob urn delivered an address in the form of a eulogy of the life and char
acter or Mrs. Sarah Kerns, who gave the site upon which the Home Is . situated,
pointing out a new picture that hung on the wall of Mrs. Kerns with a. baby In her
have the. same experience with the rail
roads that we have had with the munici
BRITAIN MADE NO PROTEST
Rumor That Bertie Presented Note
to Delcasse Denied.
LONDON. April 22. The Pall Mall
Gazette this afternoon announced In a
dispatch from Paris that Sir F. L. Bertie,
the British Ambassador to France, as an
ticipated, had presented Foreign Minister
Delcasse with another note from the
British government courteously support
ing the representations of Japan in re
gard to the stay of the Russian squadron
at Kamranh. Bay.
PARIS, April 22. The Foreign Office gave
formal denial tonight to the report pub
lished in a London newspaper stating
that British Ambassador Bertie had pre
sented a note to Foreign Minister Del
casse concerning neutrality. The only
foundation for the report Is the fact of
Ambassador Bertie's return to Paris Fri
day night, as these dispatches stated.
SORTIE OF SURVIVING SHIPS
Remnant of Vladivostok Squadron
Walts for Fleet.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 22. Private
dispatches say the Russian armored
cruisers Rossla and Gromobol and the
protected cruiser Bogatyr are cruising
outside of Vladivostok ready to make a
diversion In favor of Admiral Rojestven
sky at an opportune moment. The Ad
miralty has sent an Immense amount of
material for repairing shins at Vladivos
tok and Is now sending many dockyard
laborers and mechanics there to take
part In the work of refitting Admiral
Rojestvcnsky's vessels in case he achieves
a victory. Over 600 men iert St. .Peters
burg for Vladivostok by special train last
night. A big crowd saw them depart, and
great enthusiasm was manifested.
BRIEF TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
The estate of Mrs. Llzette M. Schandeln,
widow of Emll Schandeln and sister of
Mrs. Frederic Pabst. Is left to her family
by the will filed yesterday. It is worth
from J5.000.000 to J7.000.000.
Nan Patterson yesterday asked her
father not to allow her mother to attend
her trial for murder nor to visit her In
Rev. Charles Reynold Brown, af New
Haven. Corih., has been': appointed Lyman
Beccher lecturer at Oakland. Cal., for
Three men nearly suffered death by
asphyxiation In rescuing a companion who
was killed at the Edgar Thompson Steel
Works, Pittsburg, yesterday.
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay has announced
her Intention of running- for School Di
rector of Roslyn, Long Island. She will
be the first woman to try for the position.
Five members of a charivari party at
Lowell, Mich., who demanded cigars were
shot and wounded by the indignant bride
groom, Sam Vandenbrook.
Margarita Lemon, one of the prima don
nas of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
has brought suit for divorce In New York
against her husband, J. Reed Llttel, a
Following the recent stabblng,,affr,ay In
the notorious "Toby's Placed thcjfplice
have closed such resorts from X to. 5 A.
M. Not a light is burning in the early
NOTHING TO CONCEAC -
DR. PIERCE TAKES THE PUB
LIC INTO HIS FULL
He Gives the Ingredients of tfet
Family Medicines wkicfa hxve
Made His Name a House
bold Word la Cotxmt
With all the recent talk about patens'
medicines and the determined effort in
certain quarters to cast discredit upon,
all household remedies which come under
that head, the fact remains that some of
these medicines are so firmly established
in .popular favor and confidence, have
so proved their worth and value, that
all the denunciations of bigots cannot
destroy the pcople's-faith in them.
Dr. B. U. Pierce.
"Dne'of the best known of theafrezne
dies is Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription, a medicine which for years
has been accepted by the people as a
standard preparation for the euro of
those ailments to which "women alone
are subject and which has proved to be
a certain cure in nine cases out of ten
and a sure relief in the other one. Forty
years of use by countless numbers of
intelligent women is sufficient to indi
cate -what the Favorite Prescrotion
has done and is doing for those women
who suffer from the dragging pains
from that peculiar lassitude from any
of the uterine derangements which sap
the life and strength of women, making
them old and worn when they should be
and could be young and fresh and vig
orous and lovely, when life should have
and could have all the charms that
Nature intended it should have.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion' has wrought this mighty change
for thousands upon thousands of women
in the last forty years and is working its
miracle of cures to-dav. Before Dr. Pierce
conceived the idea of placing this medi
cine within the easy reach of every suffer
ing woman he had demonstrated its value
in nis large private practice as a special
ist in women's diseases. He knew what
it would do for women by actual test.
He i3 a physician of renown, a man of
honor, a former member of Congress,
ne who is highly esteemed in his com
munity. The thought of preying upon
the sufferings of his fellows or of delud
ing them into using a worthless nostrum
Is as repugnant to him as it can possi
bly be to any self-constituted guardian
of the physical well-being of the nation.
There is nothing to conceal about the
Favorite Prescription. It is an ab
solutely pure medicine made of roots
and herbs, Nature's own restoratives,
compounded after a formula concerning
which there can be no question, by
skilled chemists and by thoroughly
scientific processes. Dr. Pierce is per
fectly willing to let every one know that
his Favorite Ptusscriftiox contains
Blue Cohosh (CauiophyU-jm TJicliciroi
des), Black Cohosh (Cimidfvga Rcce
mosa), Lady's Slipper (Cyvripodium
Pubcscens) and Golden Seal (Hydrcsii
Canadensis). Every doctor knows that
Bach a prescription is beneficial Jn the
diseases of women and when properly
compounded ij certain to effect a euro in
practically ail cases when given a fair
triaL Hereafter every bottle of tho
Favomitg Prescription which leaves
Dr. Pierce's immense laboratories in
Buffalo, N. Y., will plainly tell of what
the medicine is composed. Thus Dr.
Pierce will once more prove to tho
world his own confidence in the rem
edy which for forty years has borne
his name and which is known all
through the United States and Canada.
England, Australia, and in parts oi
South America, as a sovereign cure
for those diseases which, unchecked,
make our women old before their time.
It will be noticed that there is no
alcohol in tho Favorite Prescription.
A great hue and cry has been raised
because some "patent medicines contain
alcohol. Dr. Pierce never believed in
using alcohol in tho preparation of his
famous household remedies. For it, ha
substituted chemically pure glycerine,
which lias wonderful properties for ex
tracting tho medicinal principles of
roots and herbs and barks and preserv
ing them at their full strength, without
anv deleterious effect whatever.
Your druggist sens the Favorits
Prescription and also that famous
alterative and blood purifier, the Golden
Medical Discovert. "Write to Dr.
Pierce about your case. He is a well
qualified physician and will treat your
case as confidential and without charge
for correspondence. Address him at
the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Insti
tute, Buffalo, N. Y., or which he is
Chief Consulting Surgeon.
i morning in resorts which have not been
closed at any hour for years,
f The Nalonai Association of Packers of
1 Pure Canned Goods met yesterday in Inl
; tlal sesolon in Buffalo, N. T., to regulate
Knights Go to Easter Services.
BAKER CITY, Or.. April 22. (Special.)
The members of Baker City Lodge of
Knights Templar have nearly all gone to
! Pendleton tonight to appear In costume
at Bister services there tomorrow.
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