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THE SrXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 9, 1905.
GIRL JOCKEYS ill
Pretty Horse Shark Takes In
CLAIMS J. J. HILL AS UNCLE
Sells Her Captive a Marc "With
Strlnghnlt Under Pretense
That "Uncle Jim" Drove
Her In 2:18.
CHICAGO. Julv S. (Special.) A young
girl, stvllshlv drcspod. pretty and the
posFesso'r of many Jewels, who says she
Is Mamie Hill, a niece of President James
J Hill, millionaire owner of the Great
Northern Railway, is under arrest at the
Chicago-Avenue Police Station, charged
with operating: a confidence frame.
When arrested today In luxuriant
apartments at 3S0 Eric street the girl
Insisted upon calling a private carriage
for the trip to the station.
W G. Parker, living at the " ictorla
Hotel who says he Is a wealthy ranch
owner from Texas. Hied the complaint
against the girl, alleging that she had
iold him a worthless horse, while pur
porting It to be a thoroughbred racer.
The woman Is declared to have made
representations to Parker that the horse
was a gift of the St. Paul millionaire
to his niece.
"She told me that the horse could
trot a mile In 2:1s." said Parker.
She said it was a little chestnut ttlly.
standard bred, and the prettiest little
thing that ever pulled a sulky.
"She told the horse had often been
held down to 2:1S by Uncle Jim. and that
It -was the star of the stable of Colonel
E. B. Morgan before Uncle Jim went to
New York to complete his St. Paul
"I finally got her to sell me the horse
for 51W. She got my money and gave
me an order on the stables for the horso.
"I went around to tak the little 2:18
filly out on the boulevard for a sprint.
"From the rangy hide she looked more
like cocoanut. She had a string-halt
like a minstrel cakewalk. and she
couldn't have been more than sweet 1G.
So I got a warrant for Mamie Hill."
Miss Hill's business associate, Charles
Cuff, a horse trader, was not arrested.
The police claim that the woman Is
Mamie Cashln, a well-known race worker.
MISSOURI RIVER RISES.
Breaks Dike Into Lukes Near Omaha,
OMAHA, Neb.. July S. (Special.) The
rapid rise of the Missouri River at this
point has caused the breaking of dikes
into two lakes north of the city, with
the result that the river may cut a
new channel, endangering the utility or
the double-span drawbridge of the Illi
nois Central, the largest bridge of Its
kind In the world. Many residents along
the Nebraska side of the river have been
compelled to lice from their homes.
South of the city, on the Iowa side or
the bottoms, are flooded for miles, doing
thousands of dollars worth of damago
to crops and livestock. George Will
lams was drowned In the high water
north of the city this evening.
FliOOD KANSAS BOTTOMS.
Kan- Adds Its Waters and More Is
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. July 8. (Special.)
With the Missouri River steadily rising
on onne side and the Kaw River giving
promise of a flood on the other, residents
of the lowlands in Argentine, Armour
dale and the East Bottoms are ready
to move out at a moment's notice. The
weather bureau has advised them that
conditions are ripe for a flood, though
not likely to reach the level of the 1903
and 1904 floods.
The Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers,
which form the Kaw. are both out or
the banks at Junction City and arc pour
ing a hUge volume into the Kaw, the
first of which reached here tonight Up
stream the lowlands arc flooded and Fort
Riley has been cut oft from Junction
City by the water.
The weather bureau says more rain
will follow In the next 24 hours, and
this will increase the damage. The Kaw
and Missouri are both at danger line
and by morning arc expected to break
over the banks. Some of the lowest
places are already covered with several
Inches of water.
The Kaw River at midnight was rlnlng
at the rate of an Inch an hour. The Belt
Line pile bridge la endangered and will
likely go out for the seventh time since
the flood of 1903.
AVALAXCHE OP LOGS FEARED
Boom of 150,000,000 Feet About to
MINNEAPOLIS. July S. With an aver
age rise of nearly half a foot daily for
the past week, which has resulted In the
Hooding of factories and other buildings
along the shore of the river at this point,
the water continues to riw. and before
night Is spent will undoubtedly reach the
danger point, which is 14 feet. It was
only two Inches from that line late to
night. There Is the greatest fear In regard to
the Jam at Brainerd. If it should break,
the ramparts of Little Falls would bo
swept away. The town would be practi
cally wiped off the may and the Camden
ylace boom would hurl its 150 fTO.OOO feet
cf water down on Minneapolis.
FIGHTING AT BARAHONA
Governor Takes French Leave and
SANTO DOMINGO CITY, July 8.
(Special.) Anotner engagement be
tween the Insurgents and the govern
ment troops has taken place In the
Barahona district. Tho government has
lost two Important generals In the
fight. ' The rebels retired In good
order to the wood . The i'nito-.l F'.ates
cruiser has landed marines who are
guarding the Custom-House. Tho Santo
Domingo government is flooding I?nr
ahona with troops and field piecos. The
ristrlct is not an easy place In which
to handle Insurgents.
The Governor of Barahona his de
serted his post. His nest became too
warm for him.
Governor Magoon Rushes Work.
PANAMA, July 8. Governor Magoon,
desiring to profit by the present propitious
conditions and stamp out yellow fever,
has issued orders to the superintendents
of the engineering, sanitary and other
districts to devote their energies to the
rapid completion of all work in their
respective departments connected with
the sanitation of the isthmus. Several
hundred men have been added to the
force employed in perfecting the drain-
age and water supply of Panama, in
building comfortable headquarters for
the calial employes, are filling In swamps
and cutting the underbrush -about Colon
and around all the camps In the zone.
NEW BUILDING COLLAPSES
Bay City Plumber Killed and Two
SAN FANCISCO. July S. One man was
killed and two others Injured through
the collapse of a new four-story frame
building at Ninth and Tehama streets
late this afternoon. The structure, the
lower floor of which -had been arranged
for stores and the upper floors for a
lodging-house, had been completed all
but the plumbing.
Samuel Cowap, a plumbpr. and Dennis
H organ and Morris Garguilo. two helpers,
were working in the building today put
ting pipes, when the structure suddenly
collapsed -without warning. Cowap was
in the basement and made a desperate
aWcmpt to reach the street when he heard
the. crash of timbers but got only a few
feet away from where he was working
when the falling walls crushed him to
Dennis Horgan and Morris Garguilo.
Cowap's helpers, were In another part of
the building. Horgan sustained a broken
log but Garguilo escaped with severe
lacerations and bruises.
A telopbone lineman engaged In putting
wires Into the building narrowly escaped.
The police declare the cause of the col
lapse was due to criminal neglect and
defects in the construction of the build
ing. The contractor who erected the
building, states that the collapse was
caused by the warping of the walls of
an old building adjoining which crushed
in the side of the new structure.
SEEK MISSING DAUGHTER
School Superintendent and Wife Arc
Heartbroken at Loss.
CHICAGO. July S. (Special.) A. G.
Smith. Superintendent of the Central
City, Neb., schools, and Mrs. Smith have
come to Chicago to prosecute their
search for their missing daughter. Flor
ence M. Smith. Today they went to
Logansport. Ind.. with the vague hope
that the girl arrested by the authorities
there might be their daughter. Heart
broken, they declare they will not return
to Nebraska until some trace of their
daughter is found.
"Florence was such a good girl." said
Mr. Smith today. "I cannot understand
why she left the Young Woman's School
the Deaconess Seminary for Girls at
Aurora to come to Chicago. Wo -were
educating her there. The last thing we
have heard of her was that she started
out to earn her own living as a nurse.
She took an Elgin and Chicago car and
was directed to the Young Woman's
Christian Association building on Michi
SOFT TRACK WRECKS TRAIN
Mixed Train Bolls Into the Ditch
REPUBLICAN CITYfi Neb.. July S. A
mixed train was wrecked today on the
Oberlln branch of the Burlington & Mis
souri River Railroad near Kanora, Kan.,
and two people were killed and three in
jured. The dead:
MISS MILLIE KOLL. Republican City.
Tho whole train went Into the ditch,
the cause being soft tracks, due to the
recent heavy rains.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Walter Klttredge, Song Writer.
MANCHESTER. N. H.. July 8. Wal
ter Klttredge. poet and author of "Tent
ing on the Old Camp Ground." died at
his home at Reed's Ferry today of old
Walter Klttredge, who was born at Mer
rlmac. N. IL. October S, 1534, has been a
compopr of songs since 1S56, writing both
words and music, and giving concerts, at
which he sang his own Kings. Among his
hours besides that mentioned arc: "No
Night." "Golden Streets," "Scatter the
Flowers Over the Gray and the Blue."
"Sing the Old War Songs Again." He
also engaged In farming.
Centenarian in New York.
FORT PLAIN. N. Y.. July S. At the
age of 102 years, David T. Tlmmerman.
the oldest man In this section of the
country, died here today.
Standing Mr. J. I. Kckler, Portland: .Mn. Caeandra. E. George. Seattle; Isaac Clapp, Cherryvale. Kan.; 3Ir. Kat Kckler, Dartoo, Wash.
Stated J. V. Kckler, fortla nd; Mr, ltuth Scott. Judge M. C. George, Mre. M. C. George. Mr. Sman Clapp. Cberryrale, Kan.
The Eckler family reunion, which took place at tho home of Judge and Mrs.
M. C. George this week. Is of exceptional interest, the members of this pioneer
family all being well-known citizens of the state. The Ecklers cumc across the
plains In 1S5S. starting from Danville. Vermillion County. 111., where they left
one sister. Susan, then married one year to Isaac Clapp. This Is the first time
Mr. and Mrs. Clapp have seen any of the family since their departure for the"
Northwest, 52 years ago. and the meeting Is naturally a happy one. Jacob Eck
ler, the father, died en route, and was burjed at a place then called Kanesvllle,
UH WILL SNOOT
Oregon Militia. to Have Outing
TEAM MAY GO TO SEAGIRT
If the -Men Show Sufficient Profici
ency They -May Go Into Com
petition With Other State
Mllltin in New Jersey.
The Oregon National Guard will learn
to shoot at Gearhart Park from July U
to July 27. Inclusive. If IS men out of the
whole collection can shoot straight enough
by. the time the encampment Is over they
will be taken to Seagirt. N. J-. where
from August 24 to September 9 they will
maintain the honor of Oregon against
the National Guardsmen of the Nation.
Brlgadler-Ger.cral W. E. Flnzer yester
day afternoon announced the programme
for the annual encampment of the Ore
gon Natlonnl Guard which Is to be held
at Gearhart Park from July 13 to July 27.
The special feature of the encampment
for this year will be the target practice
and It Is the Intention of the officers to
select a squad of 15 sharpshooters, if
possible, who can be taken to the Na
tional meeting In New Jersey to compete
with the selected men from over the
Nation. From all the men In the Guard
who are able . to qualify as marksmen
two teams of IS men each will be select
ed for competition during the 10 days of
the encampment and from this number
18 men will be chosen to go to New
Colonel C. U. Gantenbcln. of the Third
Infantry, has been assigned to the com
mand of the camp at Gearhart and has
been directed to make a special feature
of small arms practice. General W. E.
Flnzer and Colonel James Jackson. Inspector-General,
have been directed to
accompany the troops to Gearhart.
Cavalry troop A from Lebanon will
march from Its headquarters to Portland
leaving on July 17. It will report to Ma
jor Charles E. McDonnell, of the Third
Infantry, at the Fair grounds and will
camp there for several days. It was the
intention of the officers to have the entire
guard camp at the Exposition grounds
for several days, to have drew parades
and other exercises there, but this has
been abandoned for the time being. It
is possible, however, that a camp will
be established there for a short time.
If suitable arrangements may yet be made
with- tho officials of the Exposition.
Tho troops outside of Portland will
leave their home stations accordingly and
upon reaching Portland will not detrain
until their arrival at Gearhart. Tho
troops stationed at Portland will assemble
at the Union Depot In time to leave for
the camp on July 13 at S o'clock In the
morning. The sechedule for the rest of
the troops follows:
A Company. Third Infantry. Baker City.
July 12. 6:15 P. M.
L Company. Third Infantry. La Grande,
July 12. S:W P. M.
D Company. Third Infantry, The Dalles.
July 13. 4:W A. M.
I Company, Third Infantry. Woodburn,
July 13. 9:01 A. M.
M Comnny. Third Infautry, Salem,
July 13. S-J22 A. M.
G Company. Third Infantry, Albany.
July 13. 7:30 A. M.
Headquarters. Companies A and C. First
Separate Battalion, Eugone, July 13. 6
B Company. First Separate Battalion,
Ashland. July 12. 4:40 P. M.
D Company, First Separate Battalion.
Roseburg, July 12. 11:35 P. M.
ROOSEVELT AND SUFFRAGE
President Has Repeatedly Spoken in
Favor or Woman's Rights.
Some of the statements of President
Roosevelt concerning- women and their
rights In. the world were quoted in the
resolution-offered by Alice Stone Black
well Saturday and passed by the con
vention, protesting- against tho state
ments of Lucas Malet to tho effect that
Mr. Roosevelt is an advocate of tho
subjection of women. Among these are:
"As a member of the New York Leg
islature Mr. Roosevelt repeatedly voted
for woman suffrage; as Governor of
j New York he recommended it in his in-
FAMILY REUNION IS HELD AT
namc on the register of the suffragists,
and in his public addresses he has
again and again denounced the narrow
old-fashioned idea cf wohien.
"In ills speech before the National
Congress of Mothers, he said: I do not
In the least believe in the patient Gri
sclda type of woman, tho woman who
submits to gross and long-continued
Ill-treatment. I believe in women keep
ing her self-respect Just as I believe in
man's doing so. I believe In her rights
Just as much as I believe in the man's
and indeed a little more.
In his address to the New York
assembly of mothers. October IS, 1SS3.
Mr. Roosevelt said: Tho mother must
be more than a cross between the head
nurse and the housekeeper. She must
have an interest In outside things to
keep her own self-respect, and when
she lo.ses that self-respect she loses tne
respect of ner children. We know of
a mother, good and kind, sacrificing
herself to ner children, who through
that sacrifice has sacrificed her power
of doing good."
"Of the higher education Mr. Roose
velt says:. "No family can become all It
should be if the mother docs not keep
in touch sufficiently with outside in
terests and what is going on In the
world to become an Intellectual stim
ulus U her children. There are women
who develop the Intellectual side to the
dwarfing of the womanly, but it is not
necessary. I have noticed in visiting
women's colleges the fine physical typo
cultivation of the body not neglected
in the cultivation of the brain and both
not developed at tac expense of the
"As Police Commlsloncr of New York
Mr. Roosevelt enforced the penalties
for disorderly conduct impartially
against men and women instead of pun
ishing the woman only and letting the
men go-as had been the custom before
his time.- In his address to the New
York assembly of mothers ho said:
'Character counts for more than money.
Let mothers bring up tnclr children to
be clean In life, clean In thought, their
sons- as well as their daughters; let
them inculcate courage in their daugh
ters as well as their sons." He urges
mothers to teach their daughters 'not
only to softer and milder,, virtues, but
also tne. stem and hardy qualities
"In addressing' another organization
ho said: 'I do not know which I would
sooner shoot, a -man who abuses wom
anhood or a coward. I believe 1 would
ratner shoot a man who takes advan
tage of helpless women.
'To the National Congress of Moth
ers, he said: 'No wrongdoing Is so ab
horrent as wrongdoing by a man
toward the wife and children who
should arouse every feeling In his nature-
Selfishness toward them, lack of
tenderness toward them, lack of con
sideration for them, above all. brutality
In any form toward them, should arouse
the henrtlcst scorn and indignation in
every uprlgit soul."
ENGLISH CHIP1 ALSO
MAY SUTTON DEFEATS MISS DOUG
LASS IX TENNIS TOURNAMENT.
AVUh a .Vetr llnek Stroke She Keep
Her Opponent Pnxzlrd
LONDON. July S.-(3:32 P. M.) Mlro
May Sutton, of Pasadena. Cal.. todny boat
the British champion. Miss K. Douglass,
by 2-0, and thus becomes British as well
as American lady tennis chnmplon. The
scores wcr G-3, 6-1.
The match was exciting. There were
several prolonged rallies, and two deuce
games in the first set and lve In the
second set- Mlsn Sutton, who played In
her best form throughout, completely
wore her opponent down.
She developed a wonderful new back
stroke, which puzzled Miss Douglass, kept
her on the back line, and prevented her
from getting near the net. In the last
game the second set was won straight off
the reel by Mini Sutton, and gave her
the championship. Misp Sutton was given
a great ovation by the spectators, who
numbered about X).
Bold HohKVp In Michigan.
JACKSON. Mich.. July S. (Special.)
Police officers in this city are draw
lnga dragnet about two men in the
eastern part of the city who have JuPt
succeeded In performing during hold
ups. The two men began their opera
tions at Lewis grocery store, on Mil
waukee street, where they brought re
volvers Into play, and shot twice at
RESIDENCE OF JUDGE M.
but now a part of Council Bluffs. Mrs. George Is one of Jacob Eckler's daugh
ters, and was a baby at the time of the family emigration. Another BiHter
married Jesse W. George, now deceased, a brother of Judge M. C. George. Mrs.
George now resides in Seattle. A third sister Is Mrs. Ruth Scott. J. P. Eckler
married In Portland, and still resides hero with his wife. Mrs. Kate Eckler, of
Dayton, Wash., is the wife of George Eckler, deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clapp. "whose home Is now in Cherry vale. Kan., recently
celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary.
Mid -Summer Series ' of Morning
Below Is tomorrow's programme for the
series of Pianola and Orchestrelle recitals
given dally, except Saturday. . by Ellera
Piano House. These concerts are ex
tremely entertalntng. They are entirely a
complimentary function, to which the peo
ple of Portland and Fair visitors are cor
dially Invited. Musicians, music students
and musle-lovcts alike will find them ex
tremely Interesting. Concerts are given
between the hours of 10:30 ind 11:30 A. M..
at Eilers Piano House. 35L Washington
Orchestrelle "Scmlramlde" Overture....
Pianola (a) Minuet, op- U PaderewskI
(b) Nocturno. op. 37, No. 2 Chopin
Orchestrelle "Grand Offertory St- Ce
Pianola (a) "Sonata Pathctlque"
lb) "Hark. Hark, the Lark" ....
In addition, three request numbers will
be given as desired by visitors. Remem
ber the address. Eilers Piano House. 351
Washington, corner Park (Eighth) street.
Lewis, who hid behind a showcase. The
hold-up men then robbed tho money
drawer of 514. After leaving Lewis
store, they robbed three pedestrians of
smal isums of money and then held up
Motorman Simlnsky. relieving him of
a gold watch and $10.
EVANGELIZE AT HOME.
Epworth Iicngue Decides to Concen
trate Its Efforts.
DENVER, Colo.. July 8. The note' that
will dominate the work of the Epworth
Loaguo for succeeding years, if the senti
ment strongly In evidence-at the meet
ings held this morning crystallizes Into
action. Is to pursue the work of evangel
ism In the home country. . paying less at
tention to and pouring less wealth into
the foelgn missionary field.
Personal responsibility Is also a subject
nuttier of earnest, discussion, and, the In-
Vdlcatlons are that-the Denver convention
will be In many respects a turning point
in the work of the league.
Monday will be occupied largely with
concluding the business of the league, the
convention and the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The board of control of the
church. South; had a brief meeting yes
terday, going over routine affairs. The
board of the church lrr Canada holds no
meeting, but the board of the church
proper will hold a meeting Monday morn
The indications are that a compromise
will be reached In regard to the place of
meeting for the next Epworth League
convention, and that the two leading con
testants. Birmingham. At-i.. and Colum
; bus. O.. will be retired In favor of a dark
horse. The dark horse Is Washington.
D. C. and on authority It is stated the
majority cf the board of control Is in
favor of the capital city.
The convention toc-y inaugurated a
movement having for Its object the evan
gelization of the world at large. At the
morning scssicus in Trinity Methodist
Episcopal and Central Presbyterian
churches and Coliseum Hall cards were
distributed on which was printed a pledge
to work prayerfully and earnestly for the
extension of the league and Its principles.
The signing of these cards -by the dele
gates wl'l be one of the most Important
results ot the great convention.
GIVE "UP DAI TO ECURSIOXS
Endcavorers Visit Washington, Get
tysburg and Other Resorts.
BALTIMORE. July S. (Special.) This
was excursion day with the Christian En
deavorers. Many of them went down the
bay by steamer, others took train.- fcr
Washington, where a patriotic rally was
held on the steps of the Capitol, while
still others Joined the large party to
Gettysburg battlefield and devoted dome
hcurs to visiting tho various points made
notable by the great combat. Hardly
any of the delegates remained in town
during the day.
The rally at the Capitol topk place at
the east front. Bishop Samuel Fallows
presided. At 3:30 a service of pralre was
held, under the leadership of Percy S.
Foster, of Washington, while Hon. Henry
G. F. MacFafland delivered an address.
The speaker at Gettysburg was Rev.
James K. Hill, of Salem. Mas;.
At the bay resorts thnt were made ob
jective points by tho Endcavorors there
were no special observances, everybody
Hxnply going in for a good time. The
evening was devoted to evangelistic meet
ings In several places.
Garments to order for cost .of
material and making for a few
Suit and extra trousers
of same or striped
. material for
Satisfaction guaranteed In all cases.
Garments made to order in a day, if required.
Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits a specialty.
MISSION OF PEACE
Komura Starts From Japan
Amid Loud Plaudits.
GREAT SEND-OFF AT TOKIO
AH Dignitaries of Japan Assemble
When He Departs to Reap Fruits
of Victory Even the Aged
TOKIO July . Baron Komura, the
peace envoy, and his suite, left Shlmbashi
Railroad station for Yokohama this after
noon amid a hearty send-off from the
eltlcr statesmen. Cabinet Ministers, the
Diplomatic Corps. Generals. Admirals.
Court dignitaries and representatives of
the Important societies and associations.
several hundred In number, who had gath
ered at the Shlmbashi station several
hours ahead of time. The capacity of
the spacious platform was tested to the
utmost. Nature seemed to be favoring
the tleparture of the peace commission,
for the day happened to be bright and
wprm. weather which Is not often experi
enced during the rainy neason now pre
vailing. Such a large gathering of disting
uished personages, official and otherwise,
has not frequently been seen on the
Enthusiastic banzais drowned the whis
tle and noise of the train as it pulled
out of the station with Baron Komura on
board. Even elderly persons seldom seen
joined In the hearty bunzIs.
Baron Komura. who has already shown
rare ability and success as a diplomat,
goes on his present mission with the full
confidence ot all concerned.
Tho streets were lined with crowds
from early in the day and all parts of
the city were decorated with lanterns and
The editorial comments are unanimous
in wishing success to Baron Komura and
his suite. The whole of Tokio Is appar
ently rejoiced at the peace prospects
after so many months of sanguinary
EMBARKING FOR AMERICA.
Cheers, Fireworks and Salutes Last
Sounds and Sights.
TOKOHAMA. Japan. July 3. The
steamer Minnesota, of tho Great North
ern Line, having on board the Japanese
peace plenipotentiaries, sailed from this
port for Seattle at 4:30 this afternoon.
The Governor of Yokohama and civic
bodies escorted the plenipotentiaries to
the pier, where they were received by a
military guard. At the pier the plenipo
tentiaries and their suites entered
launches and were conveyed tb the Min
nesota, which was dressed with lings, as
were all the other ships In the harbor.
The Marquis Ito. Premier Katsura. the
other members of the Cabinet. Mr. Grls
com, the American Minister, and the staff
of the Legation, were among those who
accompanied Baron Komura and his party
to the Minnesota. An enormous crowd of
Japanese and foreigners, with bands of
music, assembled at the water front, nnd
general enthusiasm was manifested, bands
playing patriotic airs and the crowds dis
On arriving on board the Minnesota.
Baron Komura and those who accom
panied him partook of a collation, tatter
which the ship sailed amidst a storm of
"banzala." The Japanese guardship
Takoso fired a salute of IS suns as the
Minnesota put to sea. escorted by a torpedo-boat
and a naval steamer.
The Japanese peace plenipotentiaries
aro Baron Jutaro "Komura. tho Foreign
Minister of Japan, and Kogoro Takahlra.
tho Japanese .Minister to the United
States. Accompanying Baron Komura
from Japan are Colonel Tachlbana, of the
War Office: M. Yamaza. Director of the
Bureau of Political Affairs; M. Salto, Di
rector of the Bureau of Information, and
H. VT. Dennlson (American), adviser of
the Foreign Office, and a number of in
terpreters, clerks and others appointed to
assist the plenipotentiaries.
Premier Katsura will act as Foreign
Minister during tho absence of Baron
JONES7 BODY ON FLAGSHIP
Impressive Function Marks Final
Departure From France.
CHERBOURG. July 8. The final cere
mony of the transfer of the body of Ad
miral Paul Jones on board the United
States flagship Brooklyn took place at
noon today and was the occasion for an
Impressive function in which the entire
force of the American squadron, large de
tachments of French soldiers and sailors
and an enprmous crowd of townspeople
DECORATIONS FOR OFFICERS
French Government Honors Heads
of Paul Jones Mission. .
PARIS. July S.-(3:30 V. M.)-The
French government has conferred the
cross of the Legion of Honor upon Rear
Admlral Charles D. Slgsbee: Captain John
M. Hawley, of tho flagship Brooklyn;
Commander Alexander Sharp, of the Chat
tanooga; Commander William G. Cutler,
of the Galveston; Commander Reginald
F. Nicholson, of the Tacoma. and Lieutenant-Commander
Harry George, of the
Tacoma. who commanded the detachment
of American sailors and marines which
escorted the body of Admiral Paul Jones
from Paris to Cherbourg.
POWWOW OVER MOROCCO
France and Germany Trying to Get
PARIS. July S. Premier Rouvler
and Prince voi: Radolln, the German
ambassador, reached an agreement this
evening relative to tho communications
to be exchanged between France and
Germany regarding Morocco. Franco
consents to participate In a conference,
having been assured that her Interests
wilt be safeguarded.
The official agreement will be com
municated to the Chamber of Deputies
probably on Monday.
Information obtained in diplomatic
quarters, shows that It has been prac
tically settled that the conference will
be held at Tangier.
Bank clearing of the Northwest-rn cities
yesterday were as follows:
Tacoma 470.40.1 .19.284
Spokane -'J 24.015
Clearings of Portland,
for tho week were:
Seattle and Tacoma
$1,170,403 $ C57.440
1.102.04.1 3 til. 4 27
Total $1,434,310 $3,302,045 $2.520.Slti
Clearings for the corresponding -week In
former years were:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
1000 $lftS.12.780 $3,800,773 $ 730.313
1001 2,083.004 2.677.45.1 700.403
1002 2.553.019 2.081.000 22.214.171.124
1003 2.040,030 3.915.S32 1.4C1.540
1U04 3.132.330 4,130.368 1.349.438
Confesses Drowning; Old Man.
MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. July 3. A Commercial-Appeal
special from Pocahontas.
Ark., says that Ed Hubbard, at a Coro
ner's inquest, confessed that he and Willie
Roberts, a woman whom he names as his
accomplice, carried out a plot which re
sulted In the drowning of Pleas Burns,
an aged nvan, who lived alone on Spring
River. The drowning was the culmina
tion of a plan to secure the old man's
property through a will made in the
woman's favor. Hubbard and the woman
were held to the grand Jury. The former
has been removed to Jonesboro for safe
Banker May's Case Continued.
BOSTON. July S. The case of Charles
C. May. who was arrested here on the
charge of being a fugitive from justice In
the State of Washington, was called be
fore United States Commissioner Dodge
today, but was continued until next Tues
day. May is at liberty on $5C00 ball. He
has been indicted In Washington on the
charge of misappropriation of the funds
of the Big Bend National Bank, of Davenport.