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PORTIiAXD, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXIV-XO. 33.
K BACK IF
Sinister Shade Behind
MIKADO'S AGENTS AT WORK
ftmerica's Loss in Trade Gain
ORIENTAL PRESS COMMENT
Some Fear Expressed Hint the III
Will Shown by Merchants Toward
United States May Extend
to European Countries.
JArs BACK OF THE BOYCOTT.
There Is a growing belief that the
boycott of American goods In Chink,
originated with the Japanese, and
that their object was to secure the
rich trade of the empire for them
selves. Hitherto the Chinese provinces
have acted Independently of one an
other, but the concerted action In the
north and south shows that a master
hand has brought about the change.
Ever since the war with Russia began
Japanese agents have worked strenu
ously in China to make their Influence
permanent. , The boycott seems to
show how well they have succeeded.
The Oriental press has much to say
of the boycott. The China Mall says:
"Some of the soberer classes are ap-
prehenslve lest the passions of tne
people should be roused by such meth
ods, whereupon they may not hesitate
to become Iconoclastic and attack any
thing foreign, under the misappre
hension that all things foreign are
The Peking and Tientsin Times says:
"Those who know Xbo Chinese best
cannot "but marvel at thls-sudden out
burst of a patriotism which had hith
erto been absolutely nonexistent, and'
there are those who, reading between
the lines, believe they see the shade
of another nationality behind the Chi
The Hongkong Press says:
"The way to suppress an antt-Axner-lcan
agitation In Canton Is to start an
other antl-anythlng, so Jong as It be
foreign. The Chinese merchant
dropped the manifesto like a hot cin
der the moment It was presented to"
By J. Gordon Smith.
VICTORIA, B. C, Au. 12. That the
boycott launched by the Chinese peo
ple, without official sanction and with
out official . hindrance, against the
United States and American goods, Is
a movement - likely to lead to serious
results is known Xo all who are famil
iar with China and the Chinese. For
centuries .the boycott has been a
weapon of. all Oriental nations, par
ticularly the Chinese and Japanese, but
never has there been such a widespread
movement as that which marks the
boycott against the United States,
stated to be In retaliation for ,111-treat-r
roent of Chinese in America. When
the battle of the Yalu was fought and
Admiral Ting's squadron was suffer
ing in the Yellow Sea, ten years ago,
when Admiral Ito defeated the Chinese
fleet, another Chinese navy that of the
south lay at anchor in the West River;
when the allied powers sent their
armies into North China in 1900 to sup
press the Boxer movement, the Yank
tze Vlcerdys and those ruling the
southern provinces took no part. The
people of those sections did not know
war was In progress on those occasions,
Now, though, the -movement is spread
throughout the Middle Kingdom, from
the Gulf of Tonquln to the Gulf of
Pechlll, from Yunnan, to Nlngpo.' Its
ramifications extend to every province
of China; in fact. It Is a National
On the Eve of Great Changes.
It has been evident since the war be
tween Hussia and Japan began that
China was on the eve of great politi
cal, commercial and social changes,
and, though this is strenuously denied,
there is no doubt that Japanese agents
arc responsible for the beginnings of
the change in China. Were it the ex
clusion act alone that is held responsi
ble for the boycott, the North would
not be so strongl interested in the
movement, in fact, it would be con
fined -toCanton and to Kwangsl and
Ningpo Provinces, for it Is from those
provinces that the bulk. If not all, the
immigrants in the United States come.
The immigrants who come Into America
"from China do not Include a baker's
dozen from other -provinces than Nlng
po and Kwangsl.
In the Hand of Japan.
There is a sinister mechanism be
yond the movement and the hand is
that of Japan.
In September last I was a passenger
from Taku Bar to Nagasaki on the Ger
man tramp steamer Babelsberg. I
had as a fellow-passenger a Japanese,
the correspondent y of a Toklo news
paper at Peking. He was bound home,
and this is what he told me:
"It is. the time for the Japanese In
China now. The victories In Manchuria
have jglven the Chinese great confi
dence In Japan, and powerful Chinese
are looking to Tolito for aid In the
crisis which threatens China. I have
been appointed an agent In this, work.''
As I had learned at Tientsin, many
agents were then being scattered
throughout China. In the South the
agents were Buddhist priests, many of
whom are now engaged In proselyting
In various parts of China.
Within the last year there has been
a great augmentation In the number
and Influence ofthe vernacular papers
published in China. These have led
the people, and their teachings have
formed a deep And -widespread dissat
isfaction with existing conditions,
coupled with a willingness" to take les
sons from the nations previously styled
Press Furthers Boycott.
These newspapers are now furthering
the boycott. How It was given birth, this
movement, it is difficult to state. Many
stories are told, the majority of them
holding that Japanese Influence Is bohlnd
the scheme. Others say that It is the
crafty Wu Ting Fang, formerly the Chi
nese Minister to Washington, who directs
the boycott, while there are still others
who say that it Is to the Chinese Reform
Association in America that blame at
taches. Whatever the influence, which
gave birth to it. the movement has spread
to a considerable extent, and become a
national movement which old residents
of China would not have thought pos
sible. Instead of the lethargic old China
they now see a new nail on which, after
centuries of servility, has begun to assert
Its nationality. What the future holds
when this national spirit becomes more
strongly 'developed Jt Is difficult to con
jecture. Loss to America, Gain for Japan.
That the boycott will mean a consider
able loss to American exporters and an
equally considerable gain to Japanese
merchants is a foregone conclusion. The
American merchants will loBe more than
the amounts Involved In the Immediate
stonpage of trade; that will be the least
of the loss. The Chinese market is grow
ing apace. The millions who eat millet
gruel In their mud-walled villages of
the crowded interior are being taught to
use flour, the great amount being sent
Into China from the United States and
Australia, millions are garbing them
selves with American piece goods, boat
men on Chinese rivers have sails of
Amorican cam-aB. This market will ir
lost In the future if the boycott is the
success which those who are launching
It believe it will be. And It Is Japan
that will benefit by the boycott.
What the China Mnil Says.
The latest advices as published by the
Chinese newspapers received in the malls,
tell of the growth of the movement. The
China Mail says:
"If appears as if the agitation over the
boycott of American manufactures is
assumipg dimensions unexpected, per
haps, by those who conceived this meth
od as a possible one tfor coercing Ameri
can opinions, and securing a. result which
the Chinese are wishful to reach. We
understand that In Canton some large
placards have been printed and are being
publicly distributed, to all and sundry.
In which the whole question is being
discussed, and the alms sought after
clearly elaborated. We understand also
that the language used Is not always as
choice as It should be, and terms are em
ployed which would indicate in spit6 of
the changes which have appeared on the
surface that at the core the spirit of the
people Is not- essentially different from
what It was twenty years ago.
"Some of the soberer classes are ap
prehensive lest the passions of the peo
ple should be roused by such methods,
whereupon they may not hesitate to be
come Iconoclastic and attack anything
foreign, under the misapprehension that
all things foreign are American."
Shade of Another Nationality.
The Peking and Tclntsln Times says:
"The anti-American movement, though
smiled at In some quarters,- Is, we fear,
going very strong in Its misguided policy.
Those who know the Chinese best cannot
but marvel at this sudden outburst of a
patriotism which had hitherto been abso
lutely non-existent, and there are those
who, reading' between the lines, believe
they see the shade of another nationality
behind the Chinese agitators. Chinese
demonstrations do not as a rule embrace
.'l provincial representatives in the way
thac this movement appears to be doing
and for this reason. If or no other, there
is ground for the argument that the move
is not without inspiration in other quar
ters. Whether this be so or not, there is
an exceptional amount of organization
about the movement that calls for careful
attention, and leads to the belief that It
will not be so innocent unless very reso
lutely and drastically nipped In tho bud.
"On Sunday there were two meetings In
the city which were of distinct Import
ance. One was by some 630 students rep
resenting no less than .26 different schools
and colleges, which was held in the Guild
hall of the city, commencing at 2 o'clock
and lasting till S P. M. The chair was
taken by Mr. Shlh Tso-hsJn, a teacher in
Mr;-Yen Hslu's Middle School, and the
result was the passing of the following
"1. From this date on we will buy no
more American articles.
"2. We undertake to advise all our rela
tlves and friends to" do the same and to
explain to UrtflT'the reasons for this ac
tion. i. w nenever wo meet Americans wo.
will treat them with courtesy and respect
and urge, others not to create any trou
ble in this way.
"4. We will as students make It our
business to ascertain that all tnesc reso
lutions are duly observed and carried out.
"5. We will make it our business to ob
tain and duly record the results of this
movement In all districts and 'provinces
where it Is being adopted.
"6. We promise to Introduce it wher
ever It is at present unknown.
"7. Every encouragement must be given
to the improvement of Chinese manufac
tures so that they may compete with the
excjuoea American gooas.
"8. We will Invite the writing and cir
culation of essays and articles on this
"9. In each school there must be one or
two students who will study and lecture
on this ' subject, and exhort the people
not to buy American goods.
"10. All these resolutions must be faith
fully observed in their" entirety."
Editorial in Hongkong Press.
The Hongkong 'Press in an editorial
dealing" with the boycott says: "Tien-
BSD BOYS BREAK
Elude Salem Refornj Schooli
Guards and Make Good
, Their Escape.
ELEVEN IN THE PARTY
Returning: Prom a Swim They Arc
Permitted to Play Football, and
After tho Game the Plnn r
Is Carried Out.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 12. (Special.)
Eleven Reform School boys made a dash
for liberty this afternoon, eluded the
guards and made good their escape, They
are known as daring and desperate crim
inals,, though ranging In age from 14 to
18. and It is thought there may be seri
ous trouble In ejecting their capture.
Reform School officials, the Sheriff and
deputies and the Salem police force are
looking for the fugitives and It Is hoped
that some of them may be captured to
night. The break had evidently been carefully
planned, for it was accomplished without
a failure at any point. Though Superin
tendent Looney does not believe such is
the case, there Is the possibility that boys
have helped irora the outside and that
food, clotnlng and perhaps arms and am
munition await them at an appointed
The help. If any has been provided, was
probably given by forn:er Reform School
boys who entered into the scheme before
leaving the school.
Stop to Piny Football.
The break was made at 5 o'clock this
afternoon, when the boys were lining up
to march to the dining-room for supper.
About "0 of them had been down to Mill
Creek, a quarter-mile from the school.
for a swim, and on their return asked and
secured permission- to stop on the ath
letic field '.for a came of footbalL
Harry Beard and Henry Brewer were
the officers In charge of them. When the
whistle blew at 5 o'clock the command
was given to fall in line, but at the same
Instant the crowd started for the line the
11 "boys broke and ran. They crossed the
long bridge to the raflroad and then
turnw soutn toward saiem vand soon
found hldinc places In dense brush and
Brewer was standing within 20 feet of
thet boys when theyl started and ho went
in pursuit, but the lids were too fleet for
him. Beard remained In charge of the.
boys in line.
List of the Escapes.
The full names of some of the boys
who escaped could not be learned to
night. So far as could be learned they
arc as follows:
Leo Jacks, Albany; Roscoe Potter,
Grant's Pass; Albert Murray, an Indian.
Umatilla County: Roscoe Thomas, Doug
las County; Enos Thomas. Umatilla
County; Archie Simmons. Portland;
v ... . -ui.ittiaui. i
I'matilla County; Racolvlch. Rose-
. , , J
burg; Fitzpatrlck. Douglas County?
BUyeu, Umatilla County.
The boys were dressed In suits of brown
denim and wore white Mexican hats with
numbers painted on them. A V-shaped
notch was cut In the bottom ofthef heel
of each shoe, so' that the Imprint will aid
In tracking them. The Reform School
authorities will pay a reward- for the
capture of any of the boys: the- amount
varying according 'to the age and char
acter of the boy returned.
Superintendent X. H. Looney said to
night that no blame for the escape rests
upon the officers in charge of the boys,
for they exercised due care.
AMERICAN SURGEONS SOLVE PROB
LEM IN PHILIPPINES.
Have Cured Six Cae axd Improved
All Treated Withhold Names
and RefBJtc Itevrard.
MANILA, Aug. 12. American sur
geons, connected with the Board of
Health of Manila declare that they
have discovered a positive cure for
leprosy. Of 25 cases treated, all have
Improved, six cases being absolutely
cured. Several patients, portions of
whose bodies were gone, have recov
ered. All of the cases have "been under ob
servation for at least six months, and
it is absolutely impossible to discover a
trace of tne germs of the disease In the
blood of the patients. The method used
Is a systom of X-rays.
The surgeons, do not -desire their
names to -be mentioned at present. Tney
will not ask for the rewards which
have been offered by various govern
ments for a cure for leprosy.
DUEL IN A SHEEP CAMP
Aggressor Is Slain After Poglnnlng
the Fight on Unarmed Man.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 12.
A special to the Herald from' Casper,
Andrew- P. Anderson was shot and
killed yesterday by . Henry Holland at
si their sheep camp on Deep Creek, near
uosi uaoin, eu roues west ox rasper, ins
men were herders for J. B. Okie and
quarreled over a division of the range.
Anderson began shooting at Holland,
whe was unarmed. Holland ran to his
sheep wagon, procured a rifle and re
turned Anderson's Are. Trie duel lasted
several minutes, Anderson falling Anally
with a bullet In his leg. While lying on
the ground he continued to shoot, and
Holland flred one more shot, which passed
through Anderson's abdomen and killed
Holland surrendered to the authorities.
PEARY REPORTS ALL WELL
Explorer About to Cross to the
Greenland Coast. "
NEW YORK. Aug. li (Special.) News
of the exploring party under Peary which
Is trying to reach the north pole, was re
ceived here today. Lieutenant Peary's
"Domino Run. Labrador, July 23. Ar
rived -this evening. Cross .to Greenland
coast from here. All well. PEARY."
The expedition sailed In the ship Roose
velt from aBr Harbor, Me., July 19. It
reached Sydney July 23, and North Syd
ney July 25.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Fair. Northwest winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 74
dec-: minimum. CO.
Tho Peaco Cosereaco.
Envoys take up Japanese terms seriatim
at Ions session. Page J.
Prospects or peace Improve. Page J.
Wltte declares for publicity of negotiations.
Russian public opinion unites In condemning
terms. Page 1.
Great capture of Russian Socialists near
Warsaw. Page II.
France fears Japanese agcresslon and rein
forces fleet In Orient. Pace 3.
Judge Bean will be appointed Federal Judge.
Work at Ciilebra on Panama Canal stopped;
funds run snort. Page 3.
President Roosevelt will witness test of the
submarine boat Plunger. Page 3 .
Visit to .Philippines converts Congressmen to
free trade with Inlands. Page
Census Bureau's valuation of railroads.
Chinese boycott attributed to Japanese In
trigue. Pag a 1.
Mayor Dunne speaks on municipal owner
ship and corruption. Page 3.
Shaw causes row by removing friend of
Fairbanks. Page 3.
American doctors discover cure for leprosy.
Battlethlp Kansas christened with water.
Mormon question raised by Minidoka Irriga
tion project. Page 13.
Denver bankers charged with stealing.
- Page 3.
Operators' time for accepting railroad terms
expires. Page 3,
American women try to rescue Halifax raer
chant and nearly lose-their lives. Page 11
Marine Hospital surgeons discover a large
number of suspicious cases at New Or
leans Page 13.
Portland defeats the Angels. Page 10.
Gossip at?out baseball Page 18.
Brm-Neison bout scheduled for September
New track records of American . horses.
H. Chandler gan defends title to National
golf championship. Page 10.
Argonauts, of Toronto, win senior elght-oar
shells at Baltimore regatta. Page 10.
Sysonby wins Great Republic stakes at
Saratoga, Page 10.
Pacific Coast League scores Portland TV Los
Angeles 5; Seattle 3, San Francisco 0;
Oakland 3, Tacoma 2. Page 10
Eleven Reform School boys escape from
guards at Salem. Page 1.
Desperadoes threaten Northern Pacific con
ductor near Sumner, Wash., and are cap
tured. Page 4.
Great fires are raging in the basin of the
Rogue. River. Page 4.
Many Oregon corporations have not paid
state tax. Page 5
Ira McReynolds torn to pieces on mill shaft
at Albany. Page 5.
Cobban Is declared Innocent by. Montana jury
on final charge. Page 4.
Mrs. Ganz, of Portland, tells pitiful story to
Tacoma police. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine,
Wheat markets approaching export basis.
Hopgrowers decline to sell n face of crop
shortage. Page 33.
Chicago wheat market weak. Page 35.
Crop conditions long ago discounted by -Wall
street. Page 33.
Movement of money from New York to in
terlor. Page 53.
Activity In California dried fruits. Page 35.
Watsonvllle Transportation ' Company may
add steamer to Portland-San Francisco
service. Page 10.
Steamers Columbia and KUbura arrive.
bringing large passenger lists. Page 10.
Steamer Telegraph begins Tuesday on Port
land-Astoria run. Page 19.
Naval transport Solace lands at San Fran
cisco. Page 10.
Immense lumber cargo for Panama. Page 19
Lewis sad Clark Exposition.
Admissions, 22.015. Page 0.
What Missouri has done for the Fair. Page
Manufacturers have day at Exposition.
Art treasures of the "Centennial Museum.
California commission refuses to pay con
tract price with extras for state building
on the ground that tne work Is faulty.
Locomotlve-'and engineering exhibits at the
Fair. Page 18.
Oregon State Commission acts on Important
subjects. Page O.
Portland and Vicinity.
Western crooks crowd Portland. Page 14.
Police committee hears charges against pa
trolmen and detectives. Page 24.
Newell talks on reclamation. Page 14
Prisoner who says he wants work told by
Judge Cameron he will find Job for him
at expiration of Jan sentence. Page 30.
Dan McAlIen plans a baby's day at the
Fair. Page 8.
Elka will have a big parade. Page 0.
Fantan and lottery flourish In Chinatown.
Trans-Mississippi Congress will discuss big
themes. Page 10.
Conference of civics will be held Page 8.
Two representatives from Oregon will attend
Supreme Court of Foresters, v.igc
Inspector J. W. Bailey Insists that dairies
shall be clean. Page ii.
Woman takes glass of ginger ale and drops
dead. Page 11,
Features sad Departments.
Editorial. Page 0.
Classified advertisements. Pages 19-23
Movement to park Portland streets. Page IS
The most destructive explosive in the world
Sherlock Holmes. Page 39,
Winning the fight against consumption.
Biggest gun in the world has proved a fall
ure. Page 41. 1,
Pe'reonal relics of William Clark. Page 45.
Historical letter from William H. Seward.
Social. Pages 26-27.
Seaside news. Page 31.
Dramatic Page 28. '
Musical. Page C3. . i .
Household and fashions. Pages- 42-43.
! Youth's department. Page 47.
Moody Recommends His Ap
pointment to the Pres-
ULTON HAS INFORMATION
Admitted Facts and Senator's State
ment Lead to Conclusion Pres
ident "Will Deliberate and
May Delay Action.
Robert S. Bean, Justice of the Su
preme Court of Oregon, was bom in
Tarahllt County November 2S, 1854.
but has been a resident of Lane
County from as early age. He gradu
ated from Monmouth College In 1S73
and 'from the University of Oregon in
1S77. He was admitted to the bar In
1S70 and practiced at Eugene until
elected Judge of the Second District
In 1S82. He was re-elected In 1850 and
was elected Justice of the Supreme
Court In 1S90. He has been re-elected
whenever his successive terms ex
pired. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Aug. 12. There Is reason to be
lieve that Attorney-General Moody has
recommended the appointment of Robert
Bean. Justice of the Supreme Court of
Oregon, as United States Judge for the
District o'f Oregon. Although It Is Im
possible to confirm positively vthls belief.
the facts point to that conclusion.
Mr. Moody admits that he has sent all
the papers In the case to President
Roosevelt, and has recommended the ap
pointment of a certain one of the candl-
aatcs. ae refuses to ten wno tnis one. is,
but he Is said to have Informed Senator
Fulton whom he has recommended.
The President may delay action on this
recommendation for several days, for he
Is Insistent that the best man available
be selected, and Is Hkelr to give the sub
Ject thorough consideration and to can
vass the" abundance of other material
before Dually making the appointment.
Until the appointment Is actually made.
no authoritative Information can be ob
tained at this end of the line, for Mr.
Moody says the President has Instructed
him. that the subject be confidential. The
first official information may, therefore.
be expected to come from Oyster Bay.
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 12. It was stated
here today that Senator Fulton had in
formed a friend that Attorney-General
Moody has recommended the appointment
of Supreme Justice R. S. Bean as United
States District Judge for Oregon. Mr,
Fulton Is absent In tho Nehalem Valley,
so that It was Impossibly to confirm the
FUDTOX TOLD HIS FRIENDS
Regards Bean as Certainty Hailey
Ills Probable Sncccssor.
SAIEM. Or., Aug. 12. (Special.) In the
last two or three days a number of Test
dents of Salem have received letters from
United States Senator Fulton, In which
It Is stated Incidentally that the appoint
ment of Supreme Judge R. S. Bean to
the Federal Judgeship Is practically cer
tain. The letters Indicate that Senator
Fulton has deunlte and certain Informa
tion from Washington . upon the subject
for assurances that the appointment will
be made have been conveyed to close
friends of Judge Bean.
It Is the prevailing opinion here that
Governor Chamberlain will appoint T. G
Halley.-of Pendleton, as Bean's successor.
though the Governor has not expressed
himself upon the subject.
POWER PDANT AT BREMERTON
Plans Being Made for Central Sta
tlon for Navy-Yard.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wcush
Ington, .Aug-. 12. The Navy Depart
ment, In accordance with Instructions
laid down by Secretary Morton prlo
to his retirement, Is working out
plan to Install a general power plant
at the Puget Sound navy-yard. At pres
ent each bureau generates us own
power and the cost is much In excess
of the cost of maintaining one central
plant for alL The new plant will fur
nlso electrical power for operating all
the machinery of the yard.
It Is probablo Congressional action
will be necessary before the Improve
ment can be made, as a large expendl
tur6 will be entailed.
Northwest Rural Carriers.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, Aug. 12. Rural carriers ap
OreKon Carlton, route 2, Thomas E.
Merchant, carrier; Solon K.. Hoffman
Washington Gig- Harbor, route
Claud E. Elms, carrier; Frank W. Sul
OIL MEASURES ARE SHOR
Standard OH Officials at Kansas
City to Be Called to Account
ViVCIiCl PITr. A us-. 15fRnu!a1 Ttv
formations rill be filed Monday against
George W. Mayer, manager, and William
Shaw., local superintendent of the Stand
ard OH Company, by the City Attorney
charged with selling coal oil and gasolin
from short measures. Twenty of 33 tank
wagons measures- tested were found short
when tested by the City Inspector.
C. F. Wilson president of the comoanv
which makes the five-gallon measures
used by the Standard OH Company, is
on his way to Kansas City, having been
summoned here by Mr. Mayer, who Is dis
satisfied with the tests made by the in
RUSTS FRIEND TOO MUCH
Widow Kobbcd or sauoo oy .nan oi
Fervent Prayers. -
CHICAGO. Aug. 12. Mrs. Mary Gend
ers, a widow 21 yeara old, nas lost
$3000 from her safe-deposit box in the
Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, and yes
terday she swore to a warrant charging
gharles C. Hammlt with the theft. The
money was paid her by a life insurance
company after the death, of her husband.
Hammlt, who had been friendly with the
Genders, advised Mrs. Genders to put her
money In the safe-deposit vault until a
good opportunity for Investment was of
fered, and told her that he had better
keep one of the two keys, as she might
lose her key. When Mhs. Genders went
to the vault yesterday her money was
He Is the last man In the world I
would think would do such a thing,"
said Mrs. Genders last night. "Why,
he actually Knelt down and prayed at
my husband's coffin.
The police have traced Hammlt to Cin
THEY MARRY IN SECRET
Portland People Go to Reno to Be-
RENO. Nev., Aug. 12. (Special.) Will-
lam T. Rcames and Lulu C. Datne, giving
their addres's as Portland, Oregon, were
granted a marriage license In Reno thi3
morning. It Is understood they are prom
inent residents of that place. Every ef
fort was- made fo keep the wedding
secret. Tho- ceremony was performed
at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Method
ist church by Dr. Welch. Mrs. Welch
"and a friend were the only witnesses.
The couple arrived here this morning
and registered at the Riverside hotel, be
ing assigned separate rooms. Tonight on
the early train they left for California,
having purchased tickets for San Fran
cisco. "Yes, we arc from Portland," Reames
said to an inquirer at the hotel this even
Ing. "We came to Nevada to get mar
ried because we wanted to. I do not see
that It Is anybody's business."
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Prominent Colorado" Business ,3Ian
"Was -Riding-in Automobile.
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 12. (Special.)
WTiIle'gomg to Heulah. a Summer resort
30 miles west of this city, early this af
ternoon. George E. Bragdon. one of the
most prominent business men of Pueblo,
was Instantly killed by lightning.
Mr. Bragdon and a party of three other
well-known men were making the trip
In an automobile. Intending to spend
Sunday with their families. About half
way between the" two places a severe
electrical storm was encountered and
during the storm the machine was struck
and Mr. Bragdon was killed.
Attorney Voorhees and Professor Keat
ing were severely bruised, and shocked.
but the fourth number escaped without
BENNETTS HEIRS APPJEAL
Protest on Fees Paid by W. J. Bryan
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Aug. 12. Notice
of an appeal to be taken to the Superior
Court from the acceptance . of the ac
count of William J. Bryan as executor
of the estate of the late Phllo S. Bennett,
of this- city, was filed In the Probate
Court today. Mrs. Grace Imogene Ben
nett, the widow, and other legatees bring
The reasons for the action are not
stated In the notice, but before the ac
count was accepted In the Probate Court
the legatees protected because of certain
fees paid by Mr. Bryan to the appraisers,
to counsel and to himself as executor, and
also because of the payment of certain
taxes on the estates In New York.
GOES ABROAD -TO STUDY
Schwab Expects to Start Big Ship
building Plants on Return.
NEW YORK. Aug. 12. Charles M
Schwab Is preparing to go to Europe for
a three months study of continental ship
building industries, with a view, on his
return to America, of putting Into opera
tlon a system of shipbuilding plants
along the entire Atlantic Coast. Each
plant la to have such an identical me
chanlcal equipment, so that a vessel built
In any one of the yards and In need of
repairs to regular type of machinery can
put In at the nearest yardN and there
be refitted as promptly as would be pos
slble at the yard which built the vessel
Mr. Schwab's study will be made In
the Interests of the Bethlehem Steel Com
MOORE GIVEN INJUNCTION
Acting for the Depositors of the Mer
chants Trust Company.
NEW YORK. Aug. 12. Judge Cochrane,
sitting In Hudson. N. Y.. today, granted
an injunction to James T. Moore,, of this
city .attorney "for depositors of the Mer
chants Trust Company, of New York,
temporarily restraining the receivers of
the company from paying $120,000 to the
Chittenden Power Company, of Rutland
Vt. He also ordered them to ahow cause
on August 28 why they should not be
compelled to accept a bond of J1.S0O.0O)
for tho Rutland properties of the same
TRY TO LYNCH A NEGRO
.Lancashire Miners Are Roused by
i a Brutal Murder.
WISHAW, Lancashire, England, Aug.
1. As Pasta LIffey, a negro showman
who had been arrested here for assaulting
and murdering an aged woman, was be
Ing removed to prison today, he was sur-
rounacd by a crowd or miners and worn
en. who threatened, to lynch him, and the
police with difficulty succeeded in getting
him to Jail.
IS OF HATE
Envoys Take Up Con-
" ditions in Detail
ANOTHER SESSION TODAY
irst Condition Is Discussed
WITTE ASKS FOR PUBLICITY
"Wishes Whole Proceedings Given to
World Surrender of Man
churia and Its Leases Aro
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. Aug. 12.-There
is a rift in the clouds. The prospects
of a successful issue, of the 'Washine-
ton conference" have brightened some
what as a result of today's develop
ments. The discussion of the terms sub
mitted by Japan has actually begun, but
this has been accomplished by postpon
ing the consideration of the two main
Issues, indemnity and the cession of Sak
halin. So far as ascertainable, the Japanese
were responsible for the tactics by which
this hopeful stage was entered upon. As
the mantle Of secrecy has been thrown
around the proceedings by mutual pledges
not to divulge what happened within the
council chamber, thera, are missing links
In the chain of evidence and It Is Im
possible to judge whether this signifies
backdown on either side on the main
points. On tho face of things, both sides
are still as uncompromising as ever upon
the two issues.. "the struggle over them
being merely postponed. Some sort of
private understanding arrived at by Baron
Komura and Mr. Wltte during the re
cess at the Navy-yard today is hinted at.
but there Is not the slightest confirma
tion obtainable. No evidence 'of a change
of the uncompromising attitude on the
part of Mr. Wltte or Baron Rosen re
garding tho main points Is observable.
Nevertheless the Japanese who are at
tached to the Nippon mission plainly
manifest elation and some of them pri
vately assert that Mr. Wltte would never
have consented to the discussion of the
terme had he not been prepared to yield
on the question of Sakhalin. All this ap
pears yet to be largely surmise and "de
duction, but certainly the curtain of
mystery which has now been rung down
might easily conceal Important maneuv
ering from the public gaze.
Discussing Terms Seriatim.
The Russian reply with Its non pos-
sumus as to indemnity and ajcnaun
had been presented in the mornfng. Yet.
In spite of this fact, at 3 o'clock the
plenipotentiaries met and. after agree
ing to discuss the conditions seriatim,
entered upon the consideration of the
first of the Japanese terms. The propo
sition to discuss the conditions in this
way Is believed to have emanated from
the Japanese side. The first condition
was of secondary Importance, one of those
which Russia had passed upon as con
ditionally acceptable as a basis of dis
cussion yet little progress was made.
Four hours were spent In debating It.
but no conclusion was reached. As there
are twelve conditions, and this one Is of
minor importance, the outlook Is still
The plenipotentiaries at 7 o clock ad
journed until tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock. The Japanese wanted to hold
a session In the morning, but Mr. Wltta
would not agree to this, as It was Sun
Wltte Objects to Secrecy.
Both of today's sessions are described
as "friendly," but no details are divulged.
Mr. Wltte, however, makes no conceal
ment of the fact that the rigid secrecy
whlch the Japnnese insisted upon impos
ing upon the proceedings Is distasteful
to him. With much earnestness he spoke
tonight to the Associated Press corres
pondent upon the subject. At the time
he was laboring under considerable ex
citement, because of the published as
sertion to which his attention bad been
called that he had pleaded for an armis
tice. For the dignity of Russia and the
pride of his country, he asked that an
absolute denial should be given to tha
Recurring to the question of th se
crecy 'of the proceedings, ha said he did
not understand why the Japanose de
sire to -conceal what was taking place,
nor could he appreciate the logic of tho
arguments adduced in support of their
"Would Publish All Proceedings.
"We desire," said he. "that everything
pertaining to the conference should t
done In the daylight. Russia Is ready
to be Judged by the whole world. We
have nothing to conceal and nothing to
fear. Before the conference began, ail
sorts of reports and misstatements eman
ated from the other side. Now that tho
world needs enlightenment, now that the
moment has come to face the supremo
tribunal of public opinion, we are not per
mitted to place before the world the
evidence In our possession from which a
Just verdict could be returned as to the
Issue between the belligerents. The Rus
sian plenipotentiaries stand ready to pub
lish the text of the Japanese conditions,
the full reply of Russia presented this
morning, the diplomatic notes that hava
been exchanged and the minutes of tho
sitting. The Issue now being tried at
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