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VOL. XXIV XO. 40.
PORTLAOT), OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORJOXG, OCTOBER 1, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NTS THE HIT
IS THE HITS GREATEST DAY
Turnstiles T(eep Up Constant
Click for Hours.
GREAT PROGRAMME GIVEN
JTcycr in the History of tho North
west" Has" Such a. Crowd Assem
bled as Gathered .to Do
Honor to Portland.
TOIAL OF ADMISSION'S, 85,183.
The following arc the official read
ings of the turnstiles during different
periods of yesterday:
0:00 A. M.. 10,07. 15:30 P. M... 74,730
11:80 A. M.. 38,417 . 0:0? P. M...S3.08S
2:15 P. SI. .01,020! 11:00 M...85.1S3
The following is the attendance at
other big Expositions on the home city
Omaha 01.230lEuffalo ..-.102.424
SL Louis... 404,450!Chlcago ....761,943
Poi Hand day, with its 85,123 attendance,
Brought with it the city's hour of greatest
triumph. It was the crowning day In tho
success of the. Lewis and Clark .Exposi
tion. Portland has cause to feel proud to
On no other occasion in the past his
tory of Portland has there been such a
patriotic outpouring of humanity. The
city was depopulated; the Exposition was
thronged. The populace appeared to move
as one man to the Exposition grounds to
make the day uch a day as never before
was seen at tho Exposition. And at that
the weather was not what one. would pall
pif&sant, there being a lowered tempera-
PRESIDENT GOODE rtKASKD.
President H. W. Goode. of the Exposi
tion, was a satisfied man last rflght
when he learned the total admissions at
"it Is very gratifying- to the manage
ment of the Exposition," he said, "to
see the people of Portland respond eo
satisfactorily and so loyally to the call.
They have made Portland day tho best
of the Exposition and should he thanked
for their efforts.
"The day was highly satisfactory
and successful in every way. I had
hoped the 100,000 mark could be
reached, but am highly pleased at the
near approach made to It. On behalf
of the officials of the Exposition I wish
to thank the people of Portland and
of every other city which sent dele
gations to attend the Exposition yes
terday for their loyal support and en
deavor in making the day so great a
ture with Intermittent showers. Had the
weather been more propitious, for the
past three days, it is confidently believed
the 100,000 mark would have been reached.
But then the city awakened yesterday
morning with the view that weather
should make no great difference in the
day. Just as many people came through
the turnstiles while rain was falling as
while the sun was shining. Portland pa
triotism is not of the sort that a little
water can dampen. Jupiter Pluvius seem
ingly discovered this fact along in the
afternoon and behaved for several hours
at one stretch.
Attendance a -Clad Surprise.
The attpndance proved a surprise to
even the most sanguine. It Is true that
the sum of 100.000 admissions was set as
GREAT DAY FOR PORTLAND.
George H. "William!, who has een
Portland grow from Infancy up to its
present prosperous days was as Inter
ested visitor at the Exposition ytstsr
day. He was not only interested but
"It Is a great crowd." he said, as he
stood on the steps of the Oregon' build
ing and""swept the viewpoint with his
umbrella, "and the day is a great suc
cess. The weather Is not so propitious
ao I had wished, but even that does
not hold many of tho people back
from attendance. It is a great day la
the history of Portland, and 1 am glad
to be able to see It."
the tide mark. But not oven the most
sanguine expected the actual returns to
be above 65,000 or 70,000. Hence the out
come Is a surprise.
It Is an actual fact that when the gates
opened at 7 o'clock in the morning a
crowd of several hundred people were
lined up waiting to get in. The cllck-cllck-cllck
of the entrance turnstiles
joined in the din of the 7 o'cloek munici
pal salute. The firing ceased after a bit,
when 55 guns had tolled off the number of
years of Portland's corporate existence;
but the clicking .pf the tumstllesnever
did stop. Those young fellows who passed
people through the gates will be clicking
the turnstiles in their sleep for a week.
They got never a minute of rest while
on duty. No sooner would one person
join the happy- throng within the grounds
than, another was in the vacant place. It
la 4ouktf ult tot If there was a person at
tho Fair who had not been there many a
Outside districts contributed liberally to
the attendance. Nearly every city, town,
village, borough, or settlement In Oregon
had a part of. Its population on hand. Ore
gon seemed to feci that the success of
her biggest offspring on this day was a
personal matter. All the- railroads
brought in heavy loads of excursionists.
Some got In the evening before, or even
the evening before that. Many mors
came In yesterday morning.
There was much to see inside the gates,
and if there Is anyone who did not thor
oughly enjoy himself it was no fault
of the programme. There were feat
ures In the entertainment designed to
satisfy every manner of temperament.
The most Interesting sight at tho Fair,
though, was the crowds. The dimensions
of the gathering were as great as the Ex
position Itself. People were everywhere.
Portland Points the Way.
Ncarlyxali were labelled "with a little
round card proclaiming "Portland Points
tho Way." It was the flTdge of honor.
To wear ono meant that full admission
had been paid. It protected the wearer
from any suspicion that a pass had been
used. The Individual who came in on a
pass yesterday was not popular. Expos!
tlon attaches paid their way in that they
might sit at their desks and work. Presi
dent Goode and the various directors had
twenty tickets apiece while the heads of
departments purchased ten each.
The various special events were all well
attended from the boomerang throwing
to the band concerts. Thousands
threaded their way across the Govern
ment peaiftsula to view the livestock ex
hibition. The two big parades were sand
wlched between two thick layers of
humanity along the entire line of march.
Attractions Well Attended.
Two flights of the airship or dirigible
balloon likewise excited general Interest.
Standing room was at a premium around
the bandstands during concerts. Tho
Trail drew Its fulquota of people and
the various attractions did a good bus
incss with very few exceptions.
While evening took many thousands of
people homeward the majority remained
for the night festivity. The naval spec
taclc, reproducing the battle of Manila
Bay proved a realistic event. It was not
until well along toward midnight that
the crowds thinned out and the hour of
1 had struck before the grounds were
clear and the greatest day of the Expos!
tion wag at an end.
NIGHT SCENES HI THE FI
EXPOSITION BECOMES A POPULOUS
SpectacHlar RcpredHctteR of the JBaUle
ef Xaatla Bay FrOYc xa Un
A beautiful- and populous fairyland
by night, filled with thousands and
thousands of merry people hunting
happiness. Myriads of lights flashing.
glimmering, twinkling in the darkness
below. Constellations of man-mado
stars and fiery comets filling the hoav
ens above with brightness. The crash
of bursting bombs, the roar of contend
ing cannon, a mock martial symphony
played to the accompaniment of burn
Ing forts and flaming ships of war.
The noise and din of the Trail,
where laughing people listened to the
music of the spielers' voices. All this
and more made up tho picture of he
sights and sounds of the Exposition
Never before in the history of Port
land have so many people gathered for
pleasure in such surroundings and have
found whnt they sought In suc'n-abun
dance and with such case. Never before
has so successful a night's entertain
ment been planned and carried out to
All day the click of the turnstiles
made music at the entrance gates, but
as night drew on and the overworked
cars began to deposit their burdens
the long roll of the admission record
ers commenced to tell of the coming of
tho invading army of pleasure-seekers.
Tho dinner hour threw a comparative
quiet over the grounds where all dur
ing the day the largest crowd In the
history of the Fair had surged through
the buildings and along the paths and
boulevards, but when the buildings,
the arches and trees bloomed out with
their electric blossoms, the evening
crowd took possession of the Fair in
jolly mood. Dense masses of people
Hoed the roadways, weighted down tho
Bridge of Nations and choked the Trail,
Jostling and Joking in cver-shlftlng
The band concert for a time turned
the tide toward the Grand Stairway,
at the foot of which Ellery and his
.Italian players made frenzied music to
please tho populace. But this space
could hold but a handful of the people,
and the surplus surged and eddied
across tho Bridge of Nations, packed
the long promenade to the American
Inn, filled the launches and smaller
craft upon the lake, packed the res
taurants' galleries, and backed up in
a turbulent and seething mass of pandemonium-producing
the Trail, until the voices of the show
men were lost In tho roar, and the
hard-worked men were forced to do
pend ,jm gestures to lure the venture
some into the mysteries along the way.
The battle upon the lake was the
climax of tho evening, and most de-
Luervlng of praise. .If the spectacle
there produced was but a fairft imita
tion of the grandeur of the real, then
the battle of Manila Bay will never
be written or described la colors of
pen or word sufficiently strong to make
The lake was smootn and aulet be
fore the first battleship began to cut
through the long paths of reflected
light that came across to the spectators
from wnere the Spanish forts and fleet
lay resting In supposed peace.
As the crowd watched, first one silent
ship came creeping out of the darkness"
and then another, until a long line
steamed In front of the forts. Suddenly-;
'CtitU. m Tare S.JT
Condition Should .Hermann's
"Conviction Follow That .
UNLESS THEY BOTH RESIGN
Williamson's - Crime Docs Not Dis
qualify, and. Hojuse Would Not
Expel Till Final Judgment
Is "Given by Court,
OREGON! AX NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. SO. Unless Representatives
Williamson and Hermann voluntarily re
linquish their scats, to which they were
elected last year, . Oregon will probably
go through the Fifty-ninth Congress with
but a single vote, that of Senator Ful
ton, it Is positively known that Sen
ator Mitchell cannot resume his seat in
the senate, though ho may nominally
hold his position and draw his salary up
to the time his sentence Is enforced.
Williamson's recent conviction denies him
the privilege of taking his seat, though it
docs not legally create a vacancy in the
second Oregon congressional district, and
therefore does not open the way for a
special election to All that vacancy.
Until a final decision Is rendered by
the court of last resort, Williamson will
be permitted to retain his credentials and
under no authority can a special election
be held In the meantime to choose an
other Congressman from tho second dis
trict. Should that final decision clear
Williamson of tho charges Jof which he
was convicted, he could then present
himself at the bar of tho House and be
sworn in, but. If the final .verdict Is
"guilty" Williamson will be expected to
promptly tender his resignation to tho
Speaker. His failure to do so would be'
sufllclent provocation for the House of
Representatives to declare a vacancy for
me second Oregon district, at which time
a special election would be In order.
Case Without Precedent.
of officials of the Department of Justice J
who are in Washington.
What is true of Williamson will be tru
of JBlnger Hermann If i hn be con
victed upon any one of the indictments
resting against him. In the meantime.
until his case comes to trial, he will be
denied the privilege of taking the oath.
it is tne expectation, however, that
Hermann's cases will be heard and de
cided beforo Congress meets In December.
The case of Williamson Is without
known precedent. Although elected to
the Fifty-ninth Congress, he is not In
PORTLAND PATRIOTISM PUTS JUPITER. PLUVIUS
full membership, not having taken the
oath of office. The' fact that he was a
member of the last' Congress has no
bearing whatever upon his present stand
ing, for he Is now recognized officially as
merely- a member-elect. It is the under
standing of law-officers of the- Govern
ment that the statute- under which
Williamson was convicted docs -not de
prive him ct, the right to hold a seat in
the House of Representatives. , Even if
the statuto did carry this penalty, as
was the case with Senator "Mitchell, that
restriction would not become operative so
long as the case was before the courts on
appeal or pending a new trial.
Scat Will Not Bo Vacant.
The House of. Representatives has it
within its powei" to declare-Williamson's
seat vacant, fpr under the constitution
the House Is uxo Judge of. the qualifica
tions and election of Its members and can
at any time, for cause, declare any seat
vacant, in whlh event a special election
becomes necesiary to fill the vacancy.
Rut It is not believed that the House will
exercise this rght in Williamson's case
unless a -higher-court shall approve the
findings of the "court below, and even
then Williamson would be given reason
able time within which -to resign. r
' In the light of precedents,- it is to -be
Inferred that the House will not declare
a vacancy for the second Oregon- Dis
trict as long as Williamson's case Is be
fore the courts, for the House, like tho
Senate, gives its members the benefit of
the doubt, and docs not accept any but a
final judgment of the courts. In the eyes
o"f the House," Williamson Is not guilty
until a decision shall havo been rendered
to that effect by the court of last re-
sort. It is tho opinion of law officials
that the federal statutes would not re
quire Williamson to resign, even' should
his conviction hold, but the very fact,
that he should be held . guilty of the
offense recently proven would unfit him
for the office of Representative In Con
gress and that would bo the basts on
which the House would, declare his seat
vacant, should he refuse to resign.
Samc Rule Applies to Hermann.
In case Williamson presents himself at
the bar of the House to be sworn in next
December, objection would probably be
made and he would be asked to step aside,
but. Judging from the course he fol
lowed last Winter, It Is not believed Wil
liamson will come to Washington unless
ultimately acquitted, for he never entered
the House after being indicted.
prevent Williamson from taking the oatbij
on December will operate against Her
mann. It Is the expectation of tho De
partment of Justice that Hermann will
be tried, both In Oregon and In this, dry,
before Congress assembles and the re
sult of those trials will determine
whether or not the first district can be
represented In the House next Winter.
If convicted, either In Washington or in
Oregon, .Hermann will probably appeal.
In the event of his ultimate conviction,
h?. Jika Will'.'-.3stE, win be .requed to
serve his sentence and the Influence of
the- administration, as shown by Thn
statement of Sesr-Uxy fcfcchcoclc, wtli
be used to secure the extreme- penalty,
which In ltself-would be sufficient to de
prive both Hermann and Williamson of
the opportunity of taking their seats in
the next Congress.
So far as the coming session Is con-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
POT THEJJD ON
Governor Chamberlain's Re
..-marks. Rouse Develop
' -'ment League.
UNITED EFFORT ISfURGED
Dutyof-the -Railroads Is "to Build
Into "Undeveloped Sections, That
. Settlement May Follow
Tho "Wlllametto Valley Develop
" ment Leagues hlch closed its session
at Eugene yesterday, adopted resolu
tions' strongly advocating the exten
sion of railroad lines In Oregon, and
favoring Improvement of harbors.
3f-actloa was taken on freight rate
t legislation or taxation of corpora
tions. . The session ended, with a bar
becue and the next convention will
ba held in Albany.
Upon the motion of G. W. Griffin.
I. vR. Stlnson and Charles Grissen,
directors of the -Willamette Valley
Development League, a resolution was
adopted establishing as the motto of
the league. "A Square Deal for
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 30. (Special.)
The Willamette Valley Development
Ieague closed Its session at noon today
with a barbecue provided by the citizens
of Eugene. The convention on the whole
was a harmonious one. the expected
strife over railroad legislation developing
.only In a mild form.
y A number of the speakers scheduled for
addresses today were not present, among
them being. W. P. Elmore, of Browns
vllle; G. A. Westgate. of Albany: L. M.
Gilbert, of Salem; F. W. Waters, of
Salem, and E. C. Roberts, of Albany.
These sent written papers, however, to
bo road by others, and- several
not on the published programme were
called, upon for addresses.
.That the delegates enjoyed their two
days' session In Eugene was evidenced by
the enthusiasm displayed when a rising
vote of appreciation was given by the
convention for the entertainment received.
One of the principal addresses delivered
today was that by Governor George E.
Chamberlain, who wa given an ovation
when introduced and was frequently
Interrupted with commendatory applause.
He did not deliver & formal address but
Governor Chamberlain congratulated
Oregon upon tho renewed Interest In the
OUT OF BUSINESS
development of Its resources as evi
denced "by this gathering of "citizens from
all sections of the Willamette Valley. He
reviewed briefly the growth of Oregon
since the day when Joe Meek carried a
mesaago across the continent In 1S48
down to thex present time, when Ave
transcontinental railways reach the coast.
Referring to the banquet given some
time ago by E. II. Harrlman, the. Gov
ernor Insisted that It is the duty of rail
roads to build Into undeveloped country,
opening it up to settlement and develop
ing Its resources. Thl3 has been tho
policy of railways In other sections of the
country and should be the policy of rail
way companies operating In Oregon.
In the coast counties. In Central, South
eastern and Northeastern Oregon, lies
region of boundless wealth that will
afford profitable traffic for any railway
that builds Into It. He deprecated the
fact that there Is a probability that
commerce belonging to Portland and
other Oregon ports may be diverted to"
San Francisco and said it is time for
Oregon to bq awake and to protect her
Interests'. He indorsed the sentiments
expressed by others In advocating the
Improvement of all Oregon harbors and
yolced his belief that promises of rail
road building In this state are made In
Put the Kickers in a Vault.
The "kicker" received a share of the
Governor's attention, and when the
chief executive exhorted the people to
put all "kickers" In a vault and put the
lid on until they die of suffocation, the
audience approved his suggestion with
prolonged applause. The resources and
geographical location of Oregon, he said.
Justify the expectation that she will take
a leading position In the commercial
world, and he urged that the efforts of
the people of this state be put forth for
the accomplishment of that end, the de
velopment of Oriental trade being the
Immediate object to be attained.
Addresses were read or delivered In
person by G. A. Westgate, on "Rcmem
(Concluded on page 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 62
deg.; minimum, 52. Precipitation, 0.3 of
TODAY'S Fair and warmer. Northwest
Turks massacre Macedonian Christians un
der eyes of European gendarmes. Page 3.
Factions in Hungary prepare rival parades;
Tn.nAMr ...I-- .-nniMtln tlnn. PlK 3.
Cxar pays high honors to Wltte. Page 13.
President Roosevelt given (enthusiastic wel
come In 'Washington. Page 3.
Murderous madman dogs President through
New York. Page 3.
Battleship Mississippi launched. Page 2.
Crulsct- Marblehead's boilers as Daa as ;n
TJennlngton's. Page 3.
Unless Williamson and Hermann resign, Ore
gon will have no Representatives la Con
sce Pafee X.
Wright to be succeeded by General Smith
as Governor of Philippines. Page 13.
Secretary Bonaparte charges that Maryland
Democrat seek to disfranchise white Re
publicans. Page 3. .
William Randolph Hearst to run for Mayor
in New York on municipal ownership
platform. Page 3.
State Insurance Commissioners' denounce
companies' officials; Germany may snut
out American companies. Pago 2.
Devastation by Philippine typhoon exceeds
first reports. Page 1J.
Milwaukee grand Jury indicts more grafters
and reports on Its work. I'age 2.
Police suspect notorious "Wall-street swindler
of National City Bank robDery. Page 13.
Pacific Coast baseball scores: Seattle 3. Port
land 0; Los Angeles 10, ban Francisco
Tacoma 7, Oakland 8. Page 10.
Northwest football games: Oregon Agricul
tural ColR-go 10, Alumni o; wasnington
State College 30. Spokane High School 0;
Stanford University 12, Willamette Uni
versity 0. Pago 10.
J. B. Haggln's famous Ranchodel Paso to be
broken up. Page lu.
Multnomah football players practice at
night. Page li.
Jockey Hlldebrand ruled off the turf. Page
Pheasant season Is on. Page 17.
Giants on the way to the cellar. Page 17.
Slwashes new players showing up well.
Steamship Alameda piles up on rocks In the
bay on the way to sea from ban Jc ran
Cisco. Pago 4.
Governor Chamberlain arouses the enthusi
asm of the Willamette Development
League. Page 1.
Maximum passenger rate defeated; hill to
be prepared on assessment by league
committee. Page 4.
William Booth brutally slain in attempt at
robbery at Hlllsboro. Page H.
"Wallula. Pacific flies plats for right of way
on the north bank of the Columbia.
Oregon City votes against Oregon Water
Power franchise. Page 4.
Commercial and Marina.
Oregon hop crop about 100,000 bales. Page 35
Bank statement center of interest in stock i
market. Page 35.
Increase In reserves shown by bank state
ment.. Page S3.
Slump In wheat at Chicago. Page 35.
California cured fruit market firm. Page 35.
Torpedo-boat destroyer Paul Jones arrives
In port. Page is.
Steamer Coulsdon meets bad weather en
route from Shanghai. Page 15.
Captain J. H. Binder of steamship Minne
sota, found to be not a citizen. Page 15.
. Lewis aad Clark Exposition.
Admissions. S5.133. Page L
Heavy rail travel for the Fair. Pago 0.
Art treasures at the Museum. Page 30.
Four counties make great displays. Page 32.
Portland indeed points the way. cn the oc
casion of its dav at the Fair. Page 1.
Exposition becomes a beautiful Fairyland
at night. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hill reaches Portland today. Page II.
Four more men Indicted for land frauds.
Republicans prepare to hold love feast.
Assessor Slgler's figures show a gain of mora
than 100 per cent in the personal taxes
of Multnomah, besides the assessments
of franchises. Page 1.
Features and Department.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 10.
CIass!flcdadvertlsement8. Pages 10-24.
Dr. Newell. D wight Hints' sermon. Page 45.
From poor dairyman to fine stockbreeder.
Kit Carson's close friend and companion liv
ing- in I'oniana. page 39.
Recipes from May Irwln'a funny cookbook.
Coin 'n Uncle Sam's conscience fund. Page
Physical value of voice culture. Page 40.
Frederic J.. Haskin's letter. Page 44.
Sherlock Holmes. Page 47.
Behind the scenes with "Ben Hur." Page 41.
rThree-mlnute muslnaa. Page 41.
Book reviews. Page 34.
Social. Pages 20-27.
Dramatic Pages 2S-20. ...
Musical. Page 3L
Household and fashions. Pages 42-43.
Youth's department Page 4ft-' -ST
Assessor Sigler Gives Out the
Total Figures for
FRANCHISES ARE LISTED
Heavy Gain of More Than One Hun
dred Per Cent Is Shown Kealty
Statement Not Yet Keady
COMPARISON OF FIGURES.
Includes S3.000.000 assessment of
household belongings exempt In this
This year's assessment on personal
property, as completed last night by B
D. SIglor, Assessor, will be much mora
than twice as large as last year's, and
will include five public utility franchises.
The realty assessment will not bs com
plete for publication until today or tomor
row, and Its increase over that of last
year will be in the same ratio.
This year's total assessment, real and
personal, will approximate 5150,000.000. and
on it taxes will be levied next year. The
roll will go to the County Board of Equal
ization Monday, to be passed on by the
County Judge, the County Clerk and the
County Assessor. The Board will be in
session all week, to receive correction
and adjustments. It Is the opinion of 2r.
Sigler that the roll 13 unusually free from
errors. Every one of the assessments on
the personal roll has gone under his own
Franchises as Assessed.
The franchises which Mr. Sigler has as-
sessed are as follows:
Oregon Water Power &. Railway. ...S 25.000
Pnrtl.inrl' Cltx Cn itaaaa
.- ................... . 10V.UVU
Portland General Electric 200,t00
Pacific States Telephone 200.000
Portland Consolidated Railway noo.OOO
Important assessments on the nersocnl
roll, not including the foregoing on fran
Portland Consolidated.... $S4S."03
O. It- &. X rti? nnA
Southern Pacific 152)300
O. W. P. & Hr.. . m:i nnn
2 17. SO
247 5 0O
Northern Pacific 110.055
North Pacific Lumber Co. 80.250
Flelcchner. Mover & Co.. inn nnn
Allen & Lewis 1.T5.000
M. Seller & Co go win
Willamette Irnn WnrV. M nnn
Pacific Coast Biscuit Co. . 34.325
Meier & Frank 17S.000
Portland General Electric 170.150
Portland Gas Co.. 1S3.3G0
Pacific States Telephone &
TelecraDh Co . -?"s ooft
Western Union 2tl..95
Oregonlan Publishing Co. 30.000
Pacific Hardware & Steel
Comn.inv a .rv
Welnhard estate '. 102000
Hcalty Jn'ot Included-
The foregoing figures do not Include
valuations on real estate, which will be
additional. They comprise valuations put
on everything but realty, such as stocks
of goods, machinery, monoy notes and
accounts, railroad tracks and rolling-
stock, steamboats, vehicles and livestock.
Banks thl3 year are assessed on their full
capital, surplus and undivided proflts:
last year they were assessed to one-half
the actual valuations.
BOYCOTT STILL ACTIVE
Chinese Continuo Opposition
WASHINGTON. Sept. SO. United States
Consul-General Lay, at Canton, China.
has sent a telegram to the State Depart
ment regarding the Chinese boycott
against American goods. He says the
situation is bad, and that the feeling
against foreigners continues. He ex
presses the opinion that tho boycott ought
to die a natural death, but says it seems.
to be lingering.
SCARE AMONG FOREIGNERS
Rumors Grow Out of Concentration
of Army Around Fekln.
PEKIN. Oct. 1. (Special.) Certain
alarmists in Tien Tsln have boon try
ing to get up a scare out of the ap
proaching maneuvers of Chinese troops
In the vicinity of Pekln. Forty thou
sand soldiers are to participate in the
operations, and as a result Pekln will
be filled with them.
Deep significance, according- to ru
mors now afloat, attaches to this con
centration of troops following the re
cent bomb outrage. The troops are
said to be preparing to begin an antl
forelgn demonstration of the most ex
DR. HARPER IS IMPROVING
No Third Operation Needed, but He
Cannot Make Address.
CHICAGO. Sept. SO. (Special.) Definite
announcement that President Harper, of
the University of Chicago, would be un
able to speak at the opening exercises of
the university. Monday, was made publ.s
today by Professor Goodspeed. The ser
vices mark the opening of the1 Fall quar
ter, and It had bepn hoped that Dr. Har
per would, be able to make his accustomed
"There Is no third operation upon Dr.
Harper contemplated." said Dr. Good
speed, "for the reason that the patient
shows encouraging signs of Improvement
and has been able to ait up for two or