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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAST, PORTLAXD, OCTOBER 1, 1905.
0 EXPEL THEM
Many States Rise in Arms
Against. Life Insurance . . ,
DEMAND . MiCALL'S .HEAD
Missouri Comrhrsslorier Xeadsrin-tlie
3Iovcnient-(5cp.nmny May Drive
Okt' Vvmcrlcan' (ionipanlfes.
Distrust in fenglnnd.
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. (Special.)
With ew exceptions the authorities
of every stato in the West, Middle
West and South are up in arms over
the revelations of the life insurance
investigation, and it is not unlikely
that before the New York Legislative
committee has completed its inquiry
they will compel a reorganization of
the staffs of most of the big companies.
A refusal to comply will, it is under
stood, cause all states that insist on
such action to compel the companies
which refuse to pull stakes.
McCall's resignation and his resti
tution of money diverted from proper
Channels was demanded in a resolution
of the convention of insurance cdmmis
sloners, which adjourned Friday in
New Hampshire. This resolution was
read by Commissioner of Insurance W.
D. Vandevers, of Missouri, who was ap
pointed by 'Governor Folk. The reso
lution was referred to a committee
which reported back a substitute cov
ering the -situation generally. The
Refund and Resign. .
ttppolved. That- the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners holds that any offi
cer of Bl mutual life Insurance company who
diverts the -funds of the policy-holders of
Such company or parts of funds belonging to
them for political purposes and purposes that
-do not come within tho purview of the law
sov-rnlng Insurance companies, or within the
purview of the charters under which suoh
company Is operating, has violated his most
sacred trust. And it Is further held to be the
pense cf this convention that such officer
be rompelld forthwith to replace such funds
and be compelled to resign.
The substitute resolution in effect
Raid that it was the sense of the con
vention that "we condemn the con
duct of life insurance companies as re
vealed by the -inquiry now being held
in New York."
Mr. Vandevers today in an Interview
discussed the insurance situation, say
ing: States Will Stand Together.
I Bald to them Friday that they might as
well pass a resolution ngalnsl the sea get
Ting rough in a hurrlcance. They thought
my resolution vrat, too specific, too much to
'he point. 1 meant It to be to the point.
-That's Jny Idea of resolutions. I don't for
the life fit me understand what use there St
In resolving that we condemn what every
body elso In the country Is condemning- and
damning for months past. I have not been
Insurance Commissioner long, only sinco
Governor Folk appointed me a few months
ago. I have- been looking .around and so I
have been In touch with the Commissioners
of all the other states. Illinois la standing
"where I am, and. so ore Tennessee' and
Georgia. There are three or four states, Ibo,
which are talking this situation over with a
, serious mind.
PROFIT BY HIE EXPOSURES
German Corporations "Would Bar
American Insurance Companies.
BERLIN, Oct. 1. (Special.) As a re
sult of the recent disclosures in tb& in
surance situation in the United States
there is a possibility that the American
JnsuYanco companies will soon be prohib
ited by the law from transacting business
In the German empire. There has been
for a number of years a vfiry considerable
amount of friction between the German
insurance companies -and the American
corporations, notably the New York Life,
the Equitable and Mutual Life and one
or two others of the larger societies.
Since the present dlpclosures In the in
vestigation in progress in New York and
other cities, the directorates of the big
German companies have been paying
enormous sums to have transcriptions of
the testimony cabled over here and have
used their influence to have them printed
in the newspapers verbatim. The news
paper propaganda has been carried out to
such an extent that many German policy
holders In the American corporations
.have asked Xor the cancellation of their
policies, while others have applied tp the
imperial German commission to cancel
the permits of the companies to do busi
ness within the empire.
What the outcome will be is a matter
of conjecture, but the feeling against the
American companies is growing stronger
hourly. Friday's statement of Jacob H.
Schlff, who has probably more friends in
Germany than any American financier,
was printed verbatim in all leading Ber
lin newspapers Saturday morning and
was commented on in Saturday after
noon's and this morning's papers. The
fact that this well-known man was com
pelled to admit as a director of an in
surance corporation that he had had'
absolutely nothing to say regarding the
policy to be pursued by that company
created a distinct sensation and the effect
is bound to be most serious.
The German companies are making hay
while the sun shines. They have caused
to be Issued a large number of copies
.of the synopsis of their latest reports, in
dicating that their business Is carried on
at a much smaller cost than is lhat of
their competitors in America.
TRIED TO BliACIOIAHi MORTON
Crazy- Man Captured and Charged
DENVER, Colo.. Sept SO. A Republi
can special from Albuquerque, N.
George Barrett, "accused of attempting
to blackmail Paul' Morton, president of
the Equitable Life Assuranco Society, and
for whom the police have been searching
all over the country, was arrested at
Thornton, N. M., last night and brought
here this afternoon on the charge of In
sanity. Barrett, it is alleged, wroto letters to
Paul Morton,, demanding $5000. In his
possession were numerous letters from
big trust companies and railroad mag
nates showing he had attempted to "black
Ue will be committed to an asylum at
once, as 'there is no doubt that his mind
YEXNER OUT AFTER SCALPS
Banker Moves to Drive McCall and
Perkins From Office.
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept 30.-larence H.
Tenner, the New York banker, has writ
ten a letter to Charles H. Luting, Super
intendent of Insurance, asking that Mr.
Lullng refuse to allow the New York
Life Insurance Company 'to do any busi
ness in the State of Kansas If John A.
positions of president and vice-president
respectively, which -they now .hold.
Mr. Venner inclosed a copy of a letter
which he has sent io McCall, demanding
McCall's resignation. He has written a
similar ' letter to -Perklnfi.
' i r- ; , ' 1
STATES - INVESTIGATE 'TOO. .
Five Insurance Commissioners -Supplement
New Xork Work- -'
NEW YORK. Sept 30. The Insur
ance - Commissioners of five Western
States meeting in this city announced
today that' arrangements have been
Completed with tho New York Life In
surance Company to begin an investi
gation: of the real estate -and mortgage
departments of tho company. This is
the" third meeting which these commis
sioners have heldin New York City, in
preparation tot an investigation of life
insurance companies which shall- sup
plement the- investigation at present
being conducted by the New York Leg
The flvo .commissioners aret E, Folk,
of Tennessee;. H. It Prewitt," of Ken
tucky; M. Post, of -Wisconsin; L. D.
O'Brien, of 'Minnesota, -and T. L. Pierce
of Nebraska. Mr Folk said that the
investigation, of- the Western commis
sioners will not cover the same
ground as tho New York Legislative in
quiry. H. R. Prewitt, tho commissioner from
Kentucky, said he favored the regular
publication of the earnings of the .life in
surance companies in the case of deferred
dividend policies. "If there was this pub
licity," Mr. Prewitt declared, "a policy
holder would know what he might fairly
expect, instead of waiting for 15 or 50
years to be too often disappointed at the
end of that period."
The Western Insurance Commissioners
will examine only one company at a time,
taking up the affairs of the New York
Life Insurance Company first
EQUITABLE HAS CASH TO LEND
Wants (o Put It in Mortgages on
NEW YORK, Sept 30, President
Paul Morton, of the Equitable Life As
surance Society, toJay gave out a state
ment saying that jthe society would
like to take its funds from the banks
and' loan "them on mortgages. He eald:
Flrst-clas3- securities are difficult to get.
The -eoclety i not receiving applications for
loans on high-class New York real estate
as rapidly as it would like to get tbeca. It
has money to Invest and is anxious to take It
out of the banks and put it into mortracrs.
The polio of the society hereafter will be to
make It easy for good people to borrow money
irom It on hlgh-clOM property.
When asked about the testimony
given before the Legislative committee,
regarding the expenses of tho Insur
ance companies In their law depart
ments, Mr. Morton said in the last nvc
years the Equitable Society hnj had to
contribute about $10,060 for legiPlntlve
CAUSES SUSPICION OF
English Financiers Fear Graft in All
CHICAGO, Sept 30. (Speclal.)-English
financiers have viewed with amazement
the disclosures affecting the business
methods of American insurance corpora
tions, according to Ernest A. Hamlll,
president of the Corn Exchange National
Bank. Mr. Hamlll returned to his desk
today, after a three months European
tour, and said:
While I was In Europe three week ago
mm of finance everywhere were questioning
the entire American financial situation. They
seemedT to ttispect if the directors of the big
Insurance companies could permit "irregulari
ties such as were shown to exlt tn the
Equitable Company, other financial Insti
tutions on this side of the water must- be
Mr. Hamlll says the English financial
situation is expected to improve during
the Winter. The effects of the Boor War
are still felt heavily, and the reepvery of
good conditions is slow.
GET BEAUTY If RELIGION
STRANGE SPELL CAUSES WOMAN
TO ELOPE WITH ME XI COT.
tsureA Front Hunbaud by rromlne of
Becemlag the Most Beautiful
Wemaa la World.
CHICAGO. Sept 30. (Special.)
Antonio Agulrre, a Mexican, and Mrs.
Cora N. Broughton, a handsome woman
of Los Angeles, faced Mr. Broughton,
husband of the woman, in Judge Un
derwood's Court today, to answer a
charge of having eloped. Broughton
employed Plnkertons to trace the
couple, who he says ran away from
Los Angeles to this city.
Aguirre, according to the husband,
was employed as a waiter In a Los An
geles restaurant Broughton charges
that Agulrre secured powerful control
over Mrs. Broughton by inducing her
to accept a peculiar religious cult, by
whlph Agulrro and the woman wore
eventually to become the most power
ful and beautiful couple in the world.
Neither the Mexican nor tho woman
would discuss the affair, and the hear
ing will be continued. It is likely that
both will be returned to Los Angeles
under police guard.
BIG REVOLT AT STANFORD
Enclna Hall - Students Find Cham
pion in College Paper.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal., Sept
80. (Special.) Tho men of the univer
sity who have risen in revolt becauso
of the employment of an obnoxious
watchman in Enclna Hall, and because
of the arbitrary dismissal from the big
dormitory of over a score of men for
alleged participation in "rough house,"
have found a champion in tho college
paper, the Dally Palo Alto, which last
night printed tho following editorial
on the subject:
'The. men dismissed were selected
mainly on account of their past rec
ords, and were given no opportunity
for a hearing. From the facts, the
treatment of the students docs not
seem to have been fair. In the first
place, the manner of selecting tho men
to be made an example of resulted in a
number of men who took no active part
In the 'rough house' being unjustly
punished. Professors R. L. Green and
J. O. Griffin, of the students' affairs
committee, held a long conference yes
terday with a committe"e from the En
clna Club, and agreed that every man
who had been dismissed from ihe hall
should be accorded a full hearing be
fore the committee and given an op
portunity to make a defense.
"President Jordan., while strongly
condemning the violent conduct of tba
men in the hall, saio. that he would
lay before the trustees the question of
the presence in the hall of an armed
watchman. This man is kept in the
hall by tho business management and
in the absence of Treasurer Lathrop
the only remedy was an appeal to tha
trustees. The students desire full con
trol of affairs at the dormitory."
The President of Ecuador has asked
Congress for authorization to negotiate a.
l .-rnrolirn. JoAn-of USA onl -
REVEL IN MURDER
TurkishvTroops Killing Off the
People "of Macedonia.
STORY OF EYE-WITNESS
Austro-RuEsian "Gendarmes Poivcr
v . lesgtto. Protect Christians Prom
Savago Asiatics Turkey
Would Expel Brycc.
LONDON. Sept. 30. W. A. Mobre. secre
tary of the Balkan committee, who has
returned from a. two months' tour of
Macedonia, said to the Associated Press'
The wanton slaughter of Christians in
Macedonia continues under the eyes of
Europe's representatives. Crossing the
Bulgarian border, the first news to greet
me was an unpardonable massacre in the
little village of Konopnitz. which occurred
three days before my arrival. On visiting
the village. I found the bodies of a man.
two womon. a girl and three children still
unburlcd and laid out in the Christian
churcli. The women had been shot but
I saw one child which had been crushed,
probably with the butt of a gun. The
wounded had been taken to Egri Palanka,
an hour's ride distant and where resides
the Austrian officer In charge of the dis
trict Massacres Under Eyes of Police.
"The story of the a:alr is a repetition
of the oft-told tale. An Insurgent band
visited the village and demanded food on
departing. The Turkish authorities, learn
ing of the visit dispatched a body of
troops which, discovering no Insurgents
in the place, dealt out revenge on tho
Christians. The observation of the Euro
pean officers seldom deters the Mohamme
dans from slaying Christians. The Aus
trian officer at Koumanova has charge of
119 villages, where murders arc of dally
occurrence, and are not noticed by the
authorities. In the Monastir district the
Italian officers sleep with the Turkish
army in order to observe Its methods of
supprefulng insurgents. This, however,
only prevents special detachments from
Vengeance on the Unarmed.
"The village of Mogla In which an Al
banian brigand was assassinated, was
punished by the Turkish troops. Nino
unarmed peasants were killed and arms
were placed beside them In a cornfield, in
order to deceive the Italian officers who
were invited to inspect tho insurgents.
But the rifles were of the pattern used by
tho troops in the Monastir district
"Brigandage continues flagrantly and
business and property arc less safe than
before Russia and Austria were given tho
mandate to reform the country 'two years
ago. The gendarmerie officers admit their
Inability to protect the population, and
several of them told me they had so re
ported io their governments. The Mace
donians have no hope left"
Mr. Moore says the country is still
swarming with Asiatic -troops, which '-havo
riot been removed since the mobilization
against Bulgaria in 1903.
Trjlng to Drive Out Brycc.
James Bryce, M. P., president of the
Balkan committee, is now touring Mace
donia and investigating conditions prepar
atory to laying the results of his tour
before the British Parliament The au
thorities in Macedonia are irald to be em
ploying every means to prevent him from
gathering information, and the Porte has
requested tho British government to per
mit the expulsion of Mr. Bryce from Tur
key. "WAR OX C03IPART3IEXT CARS
One Good Result of Tunnel Murder
LONDON. Sept 30. Nearly a week has
;4passed slnco tho body of Miss Mary Mo
ney, or Clapham Junction, was found In
tho Merptham tunnel of the London &
Sputhwestern Railroad, but the mystery
of her death remains unsolved. Tho out
rage, however. has served to start a cru
sade against the continued use of the cell
like compartment cars on the British rail
roads. At least one main line is told to
have countermanded a large order for
old-type cars In consequence of the
Sir Conan Doyle was asked In his ca
pacity of "Sherlock Holmes" to give his
opinion of the tunnel tragedy. He de
clined, but warmly denounced the present
style , of car and lack of protection for
women traveling alone. Ho said:
"I think it perfectly scandalous that
such a state of .affairs should be allowed
to exist. Any railroad company not re
serving at least one carriage for ladies
on every train ought to bo held responsi
ble and pay compensation where a wo
man is murdered."
THE WAY BRITAIN" DOES IT
Forces Sultan to Punish Pirates and
CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept 39. The ar
rival at Hodelda - Yemen, Province of
Turkish Arabia, of the British cruiser
Fox, promises to lend to -a speedy set
tlement of tho British claims la connec
tion with the piratic attacks of Arabs on
British dhows in the Red Sea. Tho com
mander of the Fox has been instructed to
see that the local authorities arrest and
punish the culprits, destroy the pirate
dhows, apfl pay compensation to the own
ers of the British dhows.
To Reopen Suez Canal Soon.
PARIS. Sept 30, The Suez Canal Com
pany today made public the following
"The soundings taken after the blowing
up of the British steamer Cfcertham Hhow
that the channel has filled in to a depth
of five meters across tho entire -width for
a distance of SO meters. It seems that
the debris projected on the western sldo
oan be removed with shears, without hav
ing recourse to explosives. Dragglngs es
tablish that the channel is entirely free at'
the north from kilometer 18. the south
from kilometer 19. We expect day transit
to be resumed October S at tho latest"
French Chambers to Reassemble.
PARIS. Sept SO. At a meeting qt the
Council of Ministers today. President Lou
bet presiding, it was decided to r,eassem
ble Parliament October 30. Premier Rou
vier announced to the -Ministers that Rus
sia's invitation io participate in another
peaco conference at Tho Haguo had been
received by France and acepted in prin
ciple, leaving the details for determina
tion when programme is mado up. The
Premier also communicated to the Coun
cil the text of the Franco-German accord
Curzon to Welcome Royalty-.
SIMLA. India,' Sept. 50. The depart
ure of Viceroy Lord Curzon and Lady
Curzon from India has been, postponed,
as King Edward desires '-Lord Curzon
to remain and officially welcome the
Prince and Princess of Wales. The VJ
cerov and his wife, therefore, will
ceremonies connected with tho ar
rival of the royal party- and will sail
thence for England November 18.
Earthquake Made 150,000 Homeless
NEW YORK, Sept 30. Threo weeks
have elapsed rinco the earthquake
about Calabria, hut the amount of dam
ago .done has not yet been fully as
certained," says a . Herald dispatch
from Naples. It is, however, now
known that more than 150,000 people
New Party Arnon Zcmstvolsts.
MOSCOW, Sept 30. During the re
cent sessions of tho congress of Zemstvo
and municipalities here a new political
party, entitled the Constitutionalist-Nationalist
party, was formed. Many prom
inent 'perrons are members of the new
Britain Considers Invitation.
LONDON, Sept SO. The Foreign Office
has received a communication from Rus.
eia. with respect to the proposed second
peace conference at The Hague, but has
not yet replied to it
INDICTS MORE GRAFTERS
MILWAUKEE GRAND y jURY
IS11ES GREAT iVoitK.
DecUrra Corraptlea. Fsily OrRH nixed
Had Syndicated Felice Protect
the Favered Gamblers. .
MILWAUKEE. Sept '30. Cornelius
Corcoran, president of the Common
Council of this city, a former Alder
man and two private citizens were in
dicted by tho grand Jury in its final
sitting, which ended tonight at 10
o'clock. Corcoran is charged with sell
ing hay and oats to the city, which is
in violation of a slty statute, which
states that no office-holder shall enter
into a contract to sell goods of any
kind to tho city. Frank C Klode,
president of a local furniture company,
which sold furniture to the county. Is
Indicted on a charge of perjury. Will
lam Murphy, a former Alderman, is
charged with bribery, and Fred C
Schultze, a newspaper reporter, with
bribery. The total result of the Jury's
work was 1ST indictments, involving
In its report on the labors of the
Summer, the grand Jury took occasion
to say that its investigation had devel
oped a most surprising state of affairs
"vice and crime regularly organized
and favored." The report continued:
We doubt if one citizen of 1000 knows the
corrupt wr the affairs of this community
have been conducted. The effort fully to
expose thes conditions has ben opposed by
corrupt Interests and the systematic re
sistance of powerful Influences apparently
syndicated to conceal the truth and encour
age crime. We have been hampered by the
efforts or witnesses to conceal the facts, and
in many of these Instance it has been ap
parent that the witness was testifying; false
ly. Our observations regarding the vice and
crime of perjury Is euch that we must char
acterize It as nothing; short of outrageous.
The report states that the adminis
tration of tho Sheriffs office during
six years has been investigated and
that it has been found, after the of
nce was placed on a salary basis, a sys
tem of fee-taking grew up at variance
with the meaning of the statutes. It
recommends that this fee-taltlng be
further scrutinized and that the Coun
ty Board take steps to stop this form
of grafting. Many ways in which the
Sheriff's office profits from these fees
are mentioned. Bribery, the report
says, is an eve"ry-day affair. County,
offices should be investigated. The
County Clerk -should-not get foes, but
does, and tbc practice should be stop
ped at unce.
Tha recent raid upon-gambling-,
houses and ihe prosecution of tho
keepers and Inmates thoreof by the
District Attorney's office discloses that
in the City of Milwaukee there have
been, for years at least, regularly
equipped wide-open gambling-houses.
The investigation discloses, the report
says, that the eight gambling-houses
raided were permitted, in the very
hcart of the city and without interfer
ence, to conduct common ..games of
faro, vroulette. craps and poker, while
other gamblers who sought to start
such games in their places of business
were promptly raided by the police.
The Jury's report says that since the
starting of tho investigation of the af
fairs in county and city In 1903. thero
has been a noticeable decllno In
"grafting" and other corruption.
PORTER LEWIS TOBETRiED
Negro Brute Taken Back to Rath
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept 30.
(Special.) Fearing that an attempt would
be made to lynch him. Sheriff Doust. of
Rathdrum, Idaho, waited until court was
about to convene before coming here to
take J. D. Lewis, a colored porter, to
Rathdrum. Lewis Is wanted for crim
inal assault on a white glrL Tho crime
occurred August 23 on a Burlington train
in Idaho. His victim was Miss Mary H.
Riley, of Omaha. She was traveling alone
In the tourist sleeper, and Lewis was the
porter. During tho day his attentions
were offensive, and she complained to the
conductor. Tho latter promised protec
tion, but at Trout Creek loft tho train
and another conductor appeared. This
was 2 o'clock in tho morning, and Lewis
then assaulted MIsa Riley. Her screams
attracted two men, who rushed to her
rescue, but Lewis escaped by Jumping
from the train. Miss Riley has been a
nervous wreck ever since the night of
the crime. Sheriff Doust says it is doubt
ful if she will live to testify against
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cerned. it is believed that Williamson and
Hermann can nominally hold their seats
in the House by keeping their cases be
fore the courts on appeal or otherwise. If
they can do this to the end of tho ses
sion, the House will probably be disin
clined to unseat them, though it will
refuse to receive them In full member
ship or allow them to tako tho oath or
perform the active duties of Congress
men. Thus two virtual vacancies will
exist depriving tho" state of representa
tion in the House, and the state would
be denied the privilege of sending to
Congress two men who can be seated and
who participate -in legislation and exer
cise all the rights of Congressmen.
Xo Way to Force Resignation!
In the opinion of law officials thero is
no way In which Oregon can havo rep
resentation In tho House of Representa
tives next session unless Hermann and
Williamson relinquish their credentials
and allow the voters of the two districts
at a special election to choose new Rep
resentatives. If thjsy arc Anally adjudged
guilty before the second session of the
Fifty-ninth Congress assembles, there
will be an opportunity for special elec
tions, so that Oregon could have full rep
resentation in the House during the Win
ter or 1S05-7.
The coming session Is ono when Oregon
can ill afford to be without rcprescnta-
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SEVERE METHODS NECESSARY
Philadelphia Record's Opinion on
Punishment of Grafters.
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Sept 30.--The Philadelphia Record
Seoretary Hitchcock is to be congratu
lated upon tho progress he Is making in
bagging distinguished scoundrels who
have been engaged in the buslness-xof
land-grabbing. Exposures of graft In high
places throughout the country seem to
indicate toxic conditions that can only
be remedied by the severest antidotal pro
cesses. It is not enough to turn' on the
light and Jail the scoundrels who aTe
caught The people must resutno posses
sion of their Government Government by
bosses is a failure.
NEW BATTLESHIP AFLOAT
MISS MONEY CHRISTENS THE
MISSISSIPPI WITH WISE.
Smallest of Battleships, She Has
Heavy Battery and All 3fod- .
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. SO.-Jn the pres
ence of a distinguished party, , of "guests,
the battleship Mississippi was 'launched at
2:53 o'clock this afternoon, at the. .yards
of the William Cramp Ship & Engine
Building Company. The vessel's sponsor
was Miss Mabel Clare Money, daughter of
United States Senator .Money. Qwlng to
the prevalence of yellow fever In the
South. Governor Vardamgn of Mississippi
and his staff were unable to attend the
launching. The Governor was represent
ed by Senator Money.
The gtiestf? Included Admiral Dewey,
Lieutenant-Commander Wood, Rear-Ad-mlral
Rogers; Mayor Weaver, of this
city; naval officers stationed here and In
Washington and many prominent civil
ians. The christening party consisted of
Senator and Mrs. Money. Miss Money and
her fiancee. Dr. William Whitney Kitch
en. They were escorted fo the yard by
General George B. Williams. Cramp's, rep
resentative, who accompanied them to
this city. Immediately after the launch
ing luncheon was served.
Special Interest is attached to the Miss
issippi, which was launched today at
Cramp's shipyards, since it will carry the
smallest displacement of any United
States battleship now being built, with
the exception of the Idaho, a sister ship.
The displacement of these. two vessels
Is 13.0CO tons each, while all tho later bat
tleships. Including the Vermont. Kansas
and Minnesota, now being completed In
other shipyards, have a displacement of
The Mississippi will bo equal to many
battleships of 16.000 tons displacement, and
no vessel of the same displacement In any
navy carries equally heavy batteries. The
main batteries will consist of four 12-Inch
breech-loading rifles, mounted In two tur
rets, eight eight-Inch breech-loading rifles.
In four turrets: eight seven-inch breech
loaders behind casement armor, and two
12-lnch submerged torpedo tubes; also the
secondary batteries; 12 three-Inch, six
three-pounders, two one-pounder auto
matics, two one-pounder rapldflre guns,
two three-Inch field-pieces, two machine
guns and six automatics.
The Mississippi Is 375 feet In length on
the water line, and the length over all Is
2S2 feet, with a beamof 77 feet. The speed
requirement Is 17 knots. X
The ship will be- equipped with triple
expansion J win screws of 10.000 indicated
horsepower, fitted with eight Babcock &.
WIJcox water-tube boilers, set in water
tight compartments. Except for the wind
lass and steering gear, practically all the
other. machinery will be run by electricity.
Wireless telegraph apparatus will be in
stalled, and -in fact the Mississippi will
be so equipped as to equal In every way
the high standard of requirement for
moderate warships. There will be com
modious quarters provided for the crew
of 750 officers and men. with especial J
attention paid to sanitary needs.
MAY NOT ALL BE FRAUDS
Some Shoshone Claims 3 lay Be Un
der Timber Law.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, SepL 30. It is the understand
ing of the General Land Office and
the Forest Service that the ISO entries
that have been made on valuable tim
ber lands within the limits of the pro
posed Shoshone forest reserve, in Idaho,
were made under the homestead law.
This opinion was supported by the re
port of Special Agent H. H. Schwartz,
who made an examination of these en
tries last Summer, hut a close reading
of Mr. Schwartz's report does not dis
close that he at any place states that
these aro homestead entries, and it Ms
quite possible that some of them were
made under the timber and stone , acts.
For instance. J. P. O'Brien and J. W.
Graham,- of Portland, are among those
named as having made entries of those
Idaho lands. The report shows that
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resided on the land, but. If their entries
are made under the timber and stone
law, residence is not required, and
these men have not violated the law.
Mr. Schwartz was sent .to 'investigate
homestead entries in Shoshone County,
and In his report, after naming threo
"With these exceptions, none of the
lands in the withdrawal havo been
cultivated, grazed or otherwise used
for bona fide homestead purposes."
Then, again, after naming the same
three settlers, he says:
"None of the claimants have complied
In good faith with the requirements of
tho settlement laws as to residence."
Those persons who made timber en
tries of Shoshone lands havo not vio
lated the law in failing to reside on
their entries, and, if their proof Is
found regular in every way, they will
ultimately receive patents for their
lands. To class them as fraudulent en
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HAS HOT SHOT IN RESERVE
Heyburn Says Plnchot Did Not Pub
lish His Last Letter.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept 30. Senator Heyburn Is slow
ly Improving. He found time today to
read the published correspondence, on the
Idaho "forest reserves, and charges the
Administration with unfairness in omit
ting the final "hot" letter which he sent
Glfford Plnchot. Mr. Plnchot does not
recall such a letter, but Mr. Heyburn says
he will produce It In the Senate next Win
ter and use It In his attack upon the
Delay on Bolr-c Barracks.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Sept. 20. Upon inquiry of Senator
Heyburn. it was' learned that work on the
new buildings at Boise Barracks Is de
layed because of dissatisfaction over the
location of tho- officers' quarters. The
Department wants them on a level with
the parade ground; the specifications
placed them 50 feet above on tho bluff.
Major Ruhlln has been sent to Boise, to
finally fix the location of all the buildings.
When ho reports, work will probably be
Recommends Masonry Drydock.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept CO. Admiral Endlcott, Chief
of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, has
recommended to tho Secretary of the
Navy that an appropriation of $1.250,CCO be
made for construction of a masonry dry
dock at Bremerton.
Suits Against the Smelters.
BUTTE, Mont, Sept. 30. Suits in
which over 100 farmers are Involved
were begun today against the smelters
of the Amalgamated Copper Company
at Anaconda for damages aggregating
about $2,000,000 for alleged destruction
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and Endangers Llycs.
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Thrown From a Logging Train.
CLATSKANIE. Or., Sept 20.-(Special.)
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ging camp at Oak Point, was thrown with
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joining creek today. His log was broken,
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