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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, POItTIAXD, JAMJAET 21, 1906.
1 SUM D EifERS
Declares Business, .Not Poli-
tlcsy Will-Rule in Pan-
CHALLENGES FULL INQUIRY
Chief Canal-Digger Shows Falsity of
Bigclbv?s Charges and Protests,
Against Attacks on His
CINCINNATI, Jan. . 20. Theodore P.
Bhonts, chairman of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, Was the guest of
honor and sole speaker at the January
mooting- of the Commercial Cluh, of this
city, tonight. Mr. Shouts had been
asked by the club .some time ago to
address It at such time as was conve
nient, the invitation being presented
through Secretary of War Taft.
Mr. Shonts began by making some com
plimentary remarks about Secretary Taft.
He repeated Ills assurance that the canal
would be completed, saying:
"We are not merely going to build the
Panama Canal, we are building It. Pre
jaratory work is a most Important part
of the work of construction."
He said the commission was approach
ing the end of this preparatory work,
which had occupied barely six months,
and declared that, considering the difficul
ties, this time was not unreasonable. He
briefly summed up the details of this
preparatory work by saying:
They have resulted, first, in converting tho
iPthmus from a hotbed of disease into as
healthful a place for work oC the kind In
hand as could be found in any tropical country
tvlth reasonable care a man can fro there
to livo now with no more serious menace to
his health than he would encounter In fron
tier work In our own country; eecond, the
workers of all grades are provided with milt
nble and sanitary quarters, wholesome food
in abundance and at reasonable prices, end
puro water; third, an antiquated. Inadequate,
and poorly manned railway system has been
Improved and reorganized on modern lines, and
provided with up-to-date equipment of loco
motives and cars; fourth, new wharves
equipped with modern mechanical appliances,
commodious terminal yards at both nds of
the railway, oxtenwivc warehouses, suitable
machine shops, and a modern co&J-holatlng
plant are rapidly approaching completion;
fifth, more than $9,000,000 has been expended
in the purchase of supplies and material,
largely for an operating plant In the actual
work of excavation, and the bulk of this In
vestment Is already on the Isthmus.
Buys 'Supplies In America.
He said the supplies had been purchased
almost exclusively in the United States.
In accordance with the policy of buying
in the cheapest markets, which in the
main are in tho united States. The com
mission had admitted all parts of tho
country to competition on equal terms,
Ho urged that labor on tho isthmus
should bo excluded from the application
of tho eight-hour law. the contracJL labor
jaw, tne enmeso exclusion act. and any
other law passed .or to bo passed by Con
gress for tho benefit of American labor at
home. He continued:
."Wants Type of Canal Decided.
The preparatory work has advanced as far
iw wo can carry It safely until wo know defi
nitely tho type of canal we ore to construct,
whether it is to be sea levol or high level.
It 1 of tho utmost Importance, therefore,
that declalon as to this typo be reached At
the earliest possible moment. "Whatever may
he the type decided upon, it will take us but
a short time to complete the arrangements
for beginning at once to carry its details Into
execution on a comprehensive scale. "yo
whall divide tho work Into sections and pro-
pare specifications asking for bld for con
tracts for such portions of tho work as wo
think can bo done advantageously In that
way. e ;ro strongly In favor of doing the
work by contract if tho type of canal and
the prlcos bid will permit.
No Political Pull.
Gentlemen, we are treating this task as a
groat business enterprise and are seeking to
accomplish It by the annllcatlon of strict
business mothods, paying no heed to politics
or .political "pulls." Our sole aim and purpose
Is to ch'e the American neorale the ftill trnr
of every dollar they put into the work, and
10 nana over the work completed to them at
the earliest possible day. So long as we con
tinue In control of the lob. it mnn
on these principles and on these alone. When
u Becomes apparent that we will not be per
mitted to build the canal In that venv n- n-m
step aelde and let somebody else take It in
He then emoted from Prosldonr
velt's message remarks in -praise of the
manner in Which the work hart hnnn 1nn
and condemning the scandalmongers. He
Brands Blgelow as Liar.
A notable specimen of this scandalmonger
Jng literature was laid before thn j-mmin-
few days ago from the neo of n. man n-Vin
had spent 28 hours and 10 minutes on the
Isthmus. Tho 10 minutes are Important, for
a. person or sucn extraordinary powers of ob
servation and production can collect an cnor
anous amount of material in that time. He
landed at Colon on -November 30 at in a.
M., and called away on tho came steamer
jrom uoion at L':io F. 3d., on December 1
In those 23 hours and JO mtnniM ho mi
snulated a fund of exact knowledge sufficient
xo enaoie mm. to iraw a general and sweep
ing indictment of the President, Secretary
Taft, the Canal Commission, Governor Jda
cooa. Chief Engineer Stevens, Colonel Gorgas
and everything that has l.wm rinn
Isthmus since the American Government came
into possession of the Canal Zone.
He has been not merely answered, but on
alhllated by Secretary Taft and Mr. Stevens
and I shall waste no time with vitm rtn.
point only wdll I mention n n iintmnn
of his miraculous powers of observation. He
said that during a recent rain the volume of
water was so great in the sewers of Panama
that It "backed the sewage up Into cellars
and ruined many bouses." There Is not
cellar In Panama, and never has been.
Evidence of Man "Who JCnows.
He then Quoted from tho Washington
jfost an interview witn John N. PoDham.
who had been railroading and mining on
tne lstnmus and in Costa Rica for 1C
years, and was for five years special
agent or tne 'United -states Treasury Do
partment on the Isthmus. Mr. Popham
Tho fair-minded resident of the Isthmus
appreciate the magnificent efforts and snleri
did results accomplished since that time. The
statement made toy Mr. Poultney Blgelow
ib so rar rrom being fair, the vlew6 eo distort
ed, and the Inference so frail, that it Is only
laughed at on the- Isthmus, and it was so
fully covered at home by that part of the
President commulcatlon to Congress the
fcth Instant, under the heading of "Scandal'
mongers' that there is but little left for a
self-respecting American resident of the ith,
mi6 to add. I feet competent to Judge and
to tell you that the West India laborer has
never known, and in his most pleasant dreams
has never hoped for, the splendid care and lib
eral treatment he is receiving from our Gov
eminent on the Isthmus of Panama. In every
department of the canal work during the past
seven months on the Isthmus tho people of
this country can rest assured that the Invest!
gation to be made by the Senate cownlttee
will confirm, the following lines found In the
vrMidaat's comauatoatiea to Cobstmp: "The
work on the Isthmus Is bedng admirably done,
and great progress has be'en made."
Mr. Shonts then continued:
That, gentlemen, is the testimony, volun
tarily offered, of a man who can truthfully
bo called an expert. The testimony of such-
man should be final against -the Inventions
and slanders not only of one, but of any num
ber of scandalmongers.
Courts Full Investigation.
Sneaking for the members of the commission
as well as for myself, I wish to say wjth all
.possible emphasis that we not only, invlt inves
tigation of our acts, but ask for It as a Mgnt.
If we are doing our work honestly and effici
ently, our hands bou)d be upheld; if it Is
shown that we aro doing It inefficiently, we
should .be removed; and if we are doing It
dishonestly, we should be exposed, convicted
and sent to prison. Neither knaves nor In
competents should be permitted to have charge
of a task of such magnitude. But while we
court the fullest investigation, we earnestly
ask that it be absolutely nonpartisan, that It
bo made by persons of character and stand
ing, cither in public or private life, whose
recognized Intelligence and fair-mindedness
aro -such as to command publle confidence,
and that it be made. upon the ground.
We ask further that tho investigation be
made promptly and ended as soon as it con
be and havo Its work done thoroughly. This
Is absolutely necessary If we arb.to maintain
any degree of efficiency in the organization.
The feeling of uncertainty and unrest which
constant agitation about the commission and
its work creates ts destructive of that Interest
in tho work which is essential If the best re
sults are to secured. It Is Impossible to. re
tain good men in tho service under such con
ditions. Protests Against Slander,
We protest In the name of American fair
play against the dissemination in the "Cnlted
States 4t libols and danders upon -the effi
ciency and character of faithful workers on
the isthmus who. by reason of their absence
from their own country, cannot "defend them
selves from sueh assaults. Many f them
went to the Isthmus before It was made a
healthful place In which to work, and in do
ing so faced death from disease as the sowler
faces it from the bullet on tho field of battle.
They saw many of their comrades die from
disease, but they themselves either tcapcd
It entirely or recovered frem Its -arrack. A
more loyal, faithful, efficient body ef Men than
these servants of the United SUUts on the
Isthmus Is not 1o be found anywhere on' earth.
Their devotion to the interests of "their csub-
try entitles them to the gratitude of their
fellow-cltlzens, and should protect them from
the cowardly attacks of that most desplcaWe
of all assailants, the man who stabs In the
Canal u Priceless Boon.
Gentlemen. I believe In the canal: believe
that It can be built In a roasenaMc time and
botlevo that when, through American gene
rosity and under American control, it shall
bo thrown open to the commerce of the world
It will be hallfd, and will prove to be. a price
less boon to all mankind. It will justify the
faith of the American people ll wfcsdom
and world-wido boneflofccc and will Justify
also the expenditure of millions of American
money fox Its construction. When It shall bo
opened for traffic the position of this .Nation
in rotation to the trade and commerce of the
world will bo a most favorable one.
Mr. Shonts closed with a powerful re
view oT the commercial and naval ad
vantages which the United States will de
rive from the canal.
ENGINEERS INDORSE STEVENS
Practical Men Deny tlic Charges of
Knockers on Canal.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Concerning tho
conditions of the American zono on the
Isthmus of Panama, some Interesting cor
rwpondencc was made public at tho
Whlto House today. The President re
ceived a letter from W. H. Mackey, presi
dent of tho Mackey Engineering Company.
of New York, under dale of January If,
saying that MY. Fries, tho engineer of. the
company now on the Isthmus, would come
to Washington and gladly testify before
tho committee of Congress investigating
canal matters. 'He added that Mr. Frlesj
says that "Chief Engineer Stevens and
those associated with hint aro ntlthxi to
great commendation for the Intelligent
and efficient manner in which they have
handled the affairs entrusted to them on
A letter from H. A. Gilles, of tho Amor
lean LOoomotlvo Company, of Richmond,
Va., was also made public, containing an
extract from a letter written by a brother
of ono of the employes of tho Richmond
works. In- the course of the letter the
There have been only fU'c casos of yellow
fever in Panama since X came down on Octo
ber IS, ll'OP. and there is scarcely any sick
ness among the clerks in the Government
offices. Panama has boon vera much slan
dered by the discharged men or thoso who
came down fora frolic and soon got home
sick and returned, The climate Is excellent;
it Is not nearly so hot an in Virginia; the
temperature never goes ever 10 and. -under
CO. There in less fever here than there Is
typhoid in any big dty In tho Statos. The
cost of living is not much above that In the
Quarantine at Panama.
COIjON, Jan. 20. Tho canal zone
medical authorities, considering that
the Isthmus is free from Infectious
diseases, have imposod a six-day quar
antlne regulation and require the in
spection of all passengers from Bocas
del Toro and Colombian and Venez
uelan ports. Immunos and black Ja
maicans aro exempt from quarantine.
Tho quarantine hospital was officially
opened today and the steamship agents
at Bocas del Toro and at Colombian
and Venezuelan ports have been In
structed to collect CO cents each from
deck passengers and $2 each from sa
loon passengers for hospital fees. The
steamship companies hero will be hold
responsible for the settlement of these
Stevens for Lock Canal.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. Secretary Taft
called at tho White House tonight and
furnished to the President the minority
report of the Board of Consulting Engl,
ncers of the Isthmian Canal Commls
slon. This roport was prepared by Chief
Engineer Stevens, who. it Is stated, Is
in favor of a lock canal. The Secretary
stated that his visit had nothing to do
with tho Venezuelan question, which Is
entirely In the hands of the officials of
the State Department.
Frantz for Commission.
GUTHRIE, O. T.. Jan. 20. (Special
That Frank Frantz, rough rider
Governor of Oklahoma, is slated ultl
mately for a place on the Panama
Canal Commission, is the statement
made today by a prominent Federal
officer who recently' returned, from
Washington. He stated the annnlnt.
ment would probably bo made within
the coming year.
MONEY TO BUILD ROAD
(Continued TYom Page 1-1
such as arc usually laid on tracks' Of
this kind. The rolling stock will be
modern In every respect.
The traction company has purchased
land . for a passenger depot site ad
Joining the Southern Pacific passenger
depot grounds on Twelfth and Mill
streets. The site for a freight depot has
not been definitely determined, but it
will probably be near the business part
The company owns extensive water
power on the Santiatn near' Mehama
and on Pudding River near Silvcrton
but it Is understood that negotiations
are pending for the purchase of power
at Oregon City and, if this deal should
be consummated the SanUam power
will t 1 '4trel& r tit kmsL
Senators Want to Allot Rec
'ROPOSE CHANGE IN LAW
Hungry Eyes on $32,000,000 Worth
of Irrigation Pork Fulton Jlc
Tlves Malheur Condem
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 20. The Senate committee on
irrigation today discussed the proposition
to amend the National irrigation law by
placing tho distribution of the reclama
tion fund In the hands of Congress. In
stead of the Secretary of tho Interior, as
at present. Strong sentiment In favor of
the change developed. Several Senators
on tho committee believe It unwise to
permit the Secretary of tho Interior to
have undisputed control of this fund, now
aggregating J32,OD0,OW. Xo bill for this
purpose was pending, but probably such a
bill will bo Introduced and pressed this
The discussion today was Incident to a
debate on Heyburn's townslto Mil. which
authorizes the withdrawal of land for
towns! te purposes on Government Irriga
tion tracts, and provides that money de
rived from tho salo of town lots shall
bo turned Into tho reclamation fund for
expenditure on town improvements. This
bill was referred to a sub-committee lor
The committee also gave attention today
in Pulton's bill authorizing the condemna-
Hon of land needed as part of national
Irrlcation Drolects. No action was taKcn,
but members expressed the opinion that
such a law would bo unconstitutional.
This bill was drawn particularly with a
view to enabling the Government to ac
nniro Tvrlvitto land under the Malheur
Irrigation project. It win do acieu upon
BRADY'S HEAD WILIi COME OFF
Governor of Alaska Doomed, aiso
Sheldon Itclndccr Jackson.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ington. Jan. 26. The time Is fast approach
ing when J. G. Brady will havo to step
out of office as Governor of Alaska to
mnVo Trav for a. vouncer and more pro
groselvc man. Since Inspector Churchill
reported against him, Mr. Brady has been
waking sl hard llcht to hold on to his of
fice, but Secretary HltcncocK ana inc
President seem to be satisfied tliat his
usefulness is past, particularly in view of
tho fact that he became Involved witn
the Reynolds Development Company In -a
why that did him no credit,
Mr. Brady Is asking to be allowed to
come to Washington and see tho charges
that have been preferred against him. as
well as Mr. Churchill's report. Whether
lie comes or not. ho will probably be com
pelled to resign, and when the change
docs occur, it Is probable that - T. Per
kins, of Nome, will bo appointed to suc
Once Mr. Brady Is out of the way. it Is
quite likely that Dr. Sheldon Jackson, of
reindeer fame, will also bo shelved. xr.
Jackson was Investigated by Churchill
last Summer, and the bitter's report does
not reflect any particular credit on mm,
In fact, his management of reindeer af
fairs is far from satisfactory. His resign
nation is expected before long, but his
successor has not been chosen.
When the House committee on terri
torics reports the joint statehood bill. It
will turn Its attention to Representative
Cushman's Alaska Delegate bill. Proba
bly It will be favorably reported after
brief consideration, especially as it hax
already twice passed the House-. It pro
vides for one elective delegate.
Today In the Houso Cushjnan sought to
secure permission to print In the Congres
sional Record the memorial adopted at
the recent Alaska convention held in Se
attle, wherein various needs of the terri
tory were set forth at considerable length.
Representative. Payne objected on the
ground that too many matters were being
printed at Government exponse, and the
motion was defeaetd.
PITY OX IIEYBjURX'S OBESITY
Senate Committee Recommends Al-
lowing Him a Messenger.
OREGONIAN- NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Jan. 20. The Senate committee on
contingent expenses will favorably report
Heyburn's rsolutlon authorizing the ap
pointment d a messenger for his commit
tee at $10. The committee realizes that
Heyburn is the most corpulent member of
the Senate, and Is not able to run about
in the Interest of his constituents, and
deems it an act of kindness to spare him
all the physical exertion possible.
IvILIi PHILIPPINE FREE TRADE
Majority of Senate Committee Under
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 20. The Senate committee on
the Philippines, according to a canvass
made today. Is against the Philippine
tariff bill recently passed by the House.
Four Republicans and three Democrats
were opposed to the bill, only five Sena
tors supporting It.
Unless the attitude of the committee
changes, the bill will be defeated, largely
because of the opposition of the beet
Wants More for National Guard.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 20. Adjutant-General J. A.
Drain, of the Washington National Guard,
will next week .attend the meetings of the
executive committee of the National
Guard Association and later attend tho
sessions of the National Board for tho
Promotion of Rifle Practice General
Drain, with other National Guard offi
cers. Is working to secure an Increase In
the appropriation for tho National Guard
from n.(X,0M to $2,000,000 per annum, but
In view of the attitude taken by Congress
this Winter there Is slight prospect that
the increase can be secured this session.
Irrigation Engineers Confer.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 30. Irrigation engineers of
the- Department of Agriculture, under the
direction of EHwood Mead, are In confer
ence In Washington to outline the work
for tho coming season. A. P. Stover, of
Oregon, and H. O. Raschbacher. of Idaho,
are attending the meeting. These engi
neers are not connected with the Recla
mation Service, but make a special study
of water resources, the use of water and
May Enlarge Priest River Reserve.
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jam. 3I. Tfee Secretary c-f the In
terior lve withdraws from entry -4W,M
are, ctlc f rm th PmmL i'Ocmi
River to the International boundary. In
Idaho, with a view to enlarging tho Priest
River forest reserve.
TELLS HISTORY OF FRAUD
Ertvin Outlines Greene and Gaynor's
Conspiracy With Carter.
SAVANNAH. Go.. Jan. 20. Assistant
Attorney-Gneral Marion Erwln, upon the
convening of the Federal Court today, in
dicated to the Jury the course the Govern
ment would follow In presenting Its case
against Greene and Gaynor. He said that
It would show in support of the chargo
of conspiracy that the defendants came
togetner in an agreement 10 owrauu uju
Government, and that the overt act of
conspiracy had actually been committed.
The Government, he said, wouia scck to
show that Lieutenant O. M- Carter carno
here in 1SS" under General Gilmore, and
was connected with the river and harbor
work when appropriations for rivers and
harbors were not so large as now. Car
ter was annotated in charge upon the
death of General Gilmore, and the Gov
ernment would show, said Mr. Erwln.
that he fell in with Greene and Gaynor
At an early stage. Mr. Erwln said, the
contractors started to work on carter,
getting him Into little side contracts with
them, and making a little money for mm.
or, at least, so pretending; men iney
commenced' to lend him money. He was
a young officer who had no money to
speak of himself. He would pay tne
money back, and at first the loans wero
Inconsiderable, but soon the . amounts
grew to as much as J20.O, and gradually
increased until he became involved in
contracts and enterprises witn mem.
Their associations were very close In
the carlv stnees. and they led him to
believe he was a second Eads, a man of
great ability, and that he could leave the
Army and go In with them in the carry
ing out ot great contracts in ldhb ana
Mr. Erwln Implied that the defendants
never had any intention of carrying out I
these plans, but, by entering into tnem.
thev made Carter their roan Indisputably.
Then tho alleged conspirators Interested
the people of' Savannah In harbor work,
a great convention being held to lend aid
to the enterprise. This overstepped the
Chile scheme even, and offered a spienam
opportunity for the alleged conspirators.
Congress made this great appropriation
and in 1E91, Mr. Erwln said. Carter went
over to Greene and uaynor, "body ana
soul." Just how he was to be paid, the
agreement In this "body-and-soul" sell
out, does not appear, but a little later,
whenahe payments began upon the big
contracts made under the large appropri
ation, divisions of the money could be
shown to have been made at the end of
each month as regularly as clockwork.
From 1SSC continued Mr. Erwln, month
by month, the balances from payments,
after defraying the expenses of the work
and payments made to their co-co asp Ira
tors, the younger Gaynors and others In
volved, were split up by Greene. Gaynor
and Carter In equal amounts.
In the advertising of contracts, Mr.
Erwln declared. Carter did not follow the
regulations, often on Jl.CCO.COO contracts
cutting down the time and so managing
as to suppress competition and leave the
work necessarily to fall to the Atlantic
Contracting Company, of which Greene
and Gaynor wero the chief beneficiaries.
Many obstacles were thrown In the way
of other prospective bidders. Carter was
said to have kept tho specifications under
lock and key, guarding them carefully
and knowing every man who got a copy.
Carter, said Mr. Erwln, adopted means
to stop the competition, the alleged con
spirators sometimes buying off other bid
ders and leaving the work to the Atlan
tic Contracting Company at exorbitant
HARMON ON - REBATE EVIL
Their Cessation Would Make Blar
Slilppcrs Help Small Ones..
DETROIT, Mich.. Jan. 20. Judson Har
mon, ot Cincinnati, Attorney-General of
the United States under President Cleve
land, delivered an address on the rate
problem tonight at tho rellowcraft Club,
in which he said:
The Government seems to bo now pro
ceding earnestly to enforce the laws di
rected against the real evils of favoritism
by rebates and otherwise. I believe the
time has come when neither railway ofn
clals nor shippers can break those laws
under any pretext without personal dls
honestv. And so confident am I in the
opinion of natural conditions working out
just results in tne nanus or our iree ana
Intelligent people that I for one wish them
given a fair trial before resorting to any
attempt at artificial regulation.
ShiDDcrs who cet rebates or special rates
In any form care nothing about the pub
lished rates. Such shippers aro always
great and powerful. Their Influence over
the railroads Is forceful, as shown by their
ability to exact favors. So long as they
enjoy these, their Influences on general
rates Is passive. If not active on the sido
of the railroads, liut wnen tney are com
pelled ta pay the same rates as all others.
their power and Influence are at once
transposed to the other side, and any at
temnt on the cart of the railroad to en
force unreasonable rates Ismet by the
earnest and united efforts of the entire
body of shippers. I cannot believe that
the rallroadi can prevail In such a con
flict. In which the strong shippers are
bound to protect the weak In protecting
themselves, instead of thriving at their
Once admit that the laws concerning
railroads cannot oe cniorcea, mere is no
escape from Government ownership.
Forakcr Explains His Hate BUI.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. The Senate
committee on Interstate commerce met to
day with tho intention of considering
the Forakcr rato bill. but. when a quorum
did not appear, adjourned until 2:3) P. M.
Tuesday. Senator Forakcr Informally ex
plained his bill to tho members present.
HUNT POLE WITH AIR.
French Scientists Will Rival Well
man In Trip to Xortli.
PARIS. Jan. 20. (Special.) A voy-
ace to tho South Polo In a steerable
balloon Is projected by Dr. Jean Char
cot, leader o tho recent French expe
dition to tho Antarctic and Count
Henri de la Vaulx. one of the most
jvidely-known of French aerpnauts.
These men have organized an expcdl
tlon which, though- In the opposite di
rection. Is a rival of Walter Wellman's
North Pole venture. The two scien
tists mean to go as far south as possi
ble by boat and to proceed by means of
automobile sleds to a point where the
conditions will bo favorable for em
barking on the balloon voyage.
AERONAUT IS KILLED.
Falls 2000 Feet From Balloon at
FORT WORTH. Tex.. Jan. 2ft. Lindsay
Cooper, an aeronaut of Clarlnda. O..
traveling with a carnival show exhibit
Ing at Wolfo City, fell from his balloon
at that place today, a distance of 2000
feet and was Instantly killed.
Spotted. Fever Attacks Middies.
NEWPORT. R. I., Jan. SL (Special.)
Rear-Adm!ral Thomas, In commandjDf the
second naval district, reports another
death at the trainlsg station trorn spotted
fever today Seaman Christopher Wagner,
of Chicago. Of the three patients who
show signs of recovery, not one apparent
ly win cove out or the hocpttal In as
good health as when he entered the Navy,
the iateatteg beteg that each wH carry
KHe teMJug rw; C the fev&r: oeeC
at HHmVwic &yraubr -htfcur hhni -
BETTING IS LIVELY
Duchess and-Countess' Feud
Amuses the Sports.
WHICH WILL WIN LAWSUIT?
Contest for Bent Between Rochefou
cauld and. Mackin Families Oc
cupies Americans in Paris
More Than Racing.
PARIS. Jan. 2a (Special.) The Ameri
can colony here Is amusing itself by bet
ting which of Its members will win In the
legal battle between Countess Spottls
wood Mackln and the Duchess de La
Rochefoucauld and her husband. Tho
Countess, who was ennobled by Pope Leo
XIIL Is the widow ot the late State Sen
ator Mackin. of New York, and was born
Sallle Britton. ot . St. Louis. Mo. Tho
Duchess was Miss Mattie Mitchell,
daughter of the late United States Sena
tor Mitchell, of Oregon. The quarrel came
before the courts again this week and
tho decision hanss. so the bcttlcte i3
Duchess Sues for Hotel Bills.
The Duke and Duchess rented the
Countess mansion here through a friend
of the latter, according to statements in
court. The Ducal tenants paid tho month
ly rent. 52. only a short time. Then they
complained that the furnace was out ot
order and dangerous and Installed them
selves at the Hotel Ritz. They demanded
JKO from Countess Mackln In the way
of damages for the hotel bills they had
to pay and the Inconveniences they suf
.Countess Seizes Clothes.
Instead of paying damages, the Coun
tess had the Duchess furs, jewels, laco
and silver seized and' put in a counter
claim for 53X0 damage, which she declares
the Rochefoucauld's did to her house.
Now they are alleging that Countess
Mackin's domicile Is In America and that
she will be obliged to deposit with the
court a monetary guarantco ot costs ot
suit before the trial ot the main issue.
She retorts that her house hero const!
tutes a domicile and affords sufficient
VOICES m ROOM RENT
STRANDED CHORUS SINGS FOR
nKEAD IN MEXICO.
Pcnnllcn! Member of Tetraxrlnl Graad
Opera Company Hnve Hard Time
Far .From Home.
EL PASO. Tox.. Jan. 20. (Spc
cial.) Twenty-five hundred miles from
home, penniless and out ot work. 14
Americans, nine women, and nvo men
sung for their room rent and whatever
elso they were lucky onough to get
last nisht at the Arbeu Tneater in
Mexico City. They are members of the
chorus of tho Italian grand; opera com
pany, of which Lulsa Tctrazzlnl la tne
star, that recently suspended Its sea
son at that playhouse on account of tho
Inability of the management to con
tlnuc the payment of salaries. Unable
to get back to thulr homes In San Fran
cisco. and unable to get work in Mex
Ico City, tho condition of these chorus
people is infinitely worse than that o
the principals, who, at least, point to
fat accounts of back pay.
According to IL A. Adler, a husky
chorus man, every member of tho cho
rus holds a contract essentially the
same as the one he has. Ono clause In
this contract provides that the man
agement-must pay fare from San Fran
clsco to Mexico City and back. Tho
flrst part of the contract was faithfully
carried out. the second part has not
been adhered to. Lulsa Tetrazzinl Is
said to have recruited the members of
the chorus in San Francisco, where she
sang last Fall. She has been mado to
bear more than her share of tho bur
den. The plucky little woman Is not
disposed to abandon the field and It is
said that she Is endeavoring to turn
the temporary defeat Into victory by
arranglng to begin anew with a differ
TRAILING JEWELRY .THIEF
London Detective Seeks Iady Park
cr's ST 5,0 00 Gems.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20. The 'Herald to
morrow will say: That Lady Parker, wife
of Sir Gilbert Parker, was robbed ot 575,
COO several weeks ago in the Carlton Ho
tel. London, has been revealed In this city
since the departure of a representative of
Scotland Yard for Palm Beach. Fla, For
more than a week tho London detcctlv
worked -in this city.
In the recent political campaign In
England Lady Parker took up a tem
porary residence In the Carlton. She was
Miss A. B. van Tine, ot this city, daugh
ter or the late A. A. Van TIno and
wealthy In her own right. Her Jewels are
well known, and on this occasion she had
in a casket in her apartment oil hen col
lection. A knock came to her door one
morning and a well-dressed man was dis
covered. At sight of Lady Parker he
apologized profusely, saying he had made
a mistake, having been called to the
room of a friend.
Little was thought of the Incident and
Lady Parker went to make some calls.
'W"han cVlrt -n t tt.r.rw n V. - .1 1 .A Jl . 1- i
....... .t-i.ui.u sui; umutucu HULL
the case and its contents had been taken.
Nothing else had been disturbed. En
trance had bean obtained by key.
The detectives recognized the descrip
tion of the thief as that of a man who
made a reputation as a sneakthief and
tioiei-uuei on two continents, it was
learned he had sailed for New York, but
a duo indicated that he had gone to
WISH BOND SUGAR EXEMP
American Dealers Argue Against
' Reduction of Philippine Tariff.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (Special.)
Thomas S. Hopkins, an attorney of this
city, and Charles F. Palmer, of the In
ternatlonal Banking Corporation of New
iork, were heard by the Senate commit
tee on the Philippines. In opposition to
that section of the Philippine tariff bill
as It passed the House, providing that
ins gr&utu. reaucuon ui uie larirt on
sugar from tho Philippines from 75 to 3i
per cent of the Dlngley rates shall not
apply to sugars In bond at the time the
bill becomes a law.
The witnesses represented to the com
"roittec that the firm of Smith, Sell & Co.
which is the largest 4esfer in- PhlllDDine
products, had now In bend nearly 3d.(m
teas ot sugar, to which the prohibition'
-would aeely. The irttat m declared that
the company would be compelled to go
under If the proposed bill was passed.
'Senator Newlands, of Nevada, who ac
companied Secretary of War Taftln his
recent trip to the Philippines, then made
a statement in opposition to the passage
of tho bilL It is expected that the hear
ing will continue for a couple ot weeks.
Rcclamatlonlsts Lay Plans.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. The irrigation
and drainage engineers of the office of
the experiment stations aro In confer
ence at the Department of Agriculture
to determine the location and character ot
the Held work to be carried on during
tho year 1006. Among those attending
are Professor S. Fortier, Berkeley. CaL;
H. G. Rasbacher, Idaho; A. P. Stover,
Oregon, and A. E. Wight. Reno. Nev.
Among the questions under considera
tion are the Investigation of irrigation
as related to dry farming, studies of the
duty of water-pumping, investigations
and the drainage of alkaloid lands of the
West and of swamplands In the East.
Cash In the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. Today's state
ment of he Treasury balances In the
general tunu snows: ivvauaoie casn Dai-
ance, ailj1.516: gold coin and bullion, TT8.-
76,725; gold certificates, 531.893,030.
GRISCOM TELLS OF WAR
Minister to Japan Speaks on Results
of Recent AVnr. "
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 20. Llojli C.
Grlscom. United States Minister to Japan
was the principal speaker tonight at a
meeting of the American Society of Po
litical and Social Science.
Mr. Grlscota's topic was "Japan After
the "War." He said In part:
Since the close ot the war the Japanese
have shown no exultation or selt-satl?factlon.
They are busily engaged In discussing the re
funding of their debts and how to carry the
great financial debt left by the war. The
people were wofully disappointed In tho
peace terms, but after a momentary exhibi
tion of dissatisfaction, they recovered their
self-restraint and their sneer, which had
never been directed particularly toward for
eigners, turned toward their own govern
ment. An Imperial edict directed the peo
ple to leave the question of government to
those who govern and to proceed with their
It Is calculated that the new government
must And a revenue ot ?75.000,000 a year In
addition to the other expenses to deal with
the national debt. Aside from this there can
hardly be ald to be any burning political
questions of the hour.
Tho spirit of militarism, which was. of
course, excited by the war. has died out with
remarkable suddenness. They hav accepted
tho Judgment of their sovereign that the
object ot the war has been accomplished.
CREDITORS ARE VEXED.
Prior Assets nt Boston Branch Are
Smaller Than Expected.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 20. (Special.)
Creditors of Denlson. Prior & Co. were
greatly disappointed when Receiver
Bushnell returned today from Boston
with a check for $35,000 which Is und-
dcrstood to have wound up the assets
ot the Boston branch. The creditors
had expected to find fully $25C00d in
tho Boston offlce- Instead of that, only
5S5.000 has so far been obtained. The
bankers committee stated this week
that It received assets worth $50,003
from Charles E. . Denlson. surviving
member of the firm. Creditors of Par
sons, Snyder & Co., who dealt with
Denlson. Prior & Co.. and who failed
just after Leland Prior's suicide, said
today that a largo amount of securi
ties that belonged to Parsons, Snyder
& Co. had been turned over to Prior and
used as security In stock deals in Bios
ton. These nave tjccn sola along witn
the other Denison-Prior securities. It
is claimed. There seems to be llttlo
doubt that this tangle will lead to tho
filing- of a largo number of suits and
that the affairs of Denlson, Prior &
Co. will yet bo forced into tho bank
MEN TELL OF FRAUD.
Preacher Conspired to Get Govern
ment Land for Cattle.
OMAHA. Neb.. Jan. 20. Georee Baker.
of Creston, la., and "William Romlne, of
"Warren County., la., both old soldiers.
wero witnesses today In tho trial of Rev
George G. "Ware, president ot the U. B.
L Cattle Company, charged with con
spiracy tc defraud the Government of
public lands. Both testified to filing on
homesteals with the understanding that
they were to be transferred to "Ware for
$100 each. Neither ever saw the land nor
read th papers signed, according to their
Seven witnesses testified to building
cheap shacks on their claims. One ot
these waa paid for by "Ware personally,
and the rest by Lambert, as his agent.
the witness said.
JEWS SEEK TO KILL.
Would iynch Man AVho Shot Small
Boy In Shoulder.
CHICAGO. Jan. 20. (Special.) A lynch
ing was narrowly averted In Chicago to
night as the result of a shooting from
which a -4-year-old boy will probably lose
hi? life. Norman Ostress. 4 years old,
was playing with a number ot compan
Ions In front of a saloon run by Joe Ga-
A Bad Stomach
Lessens the usefulness and mars the hap
plness of life.
It's a weak stomach, a stomach that can
not properly perform Its functions.
Among its symptoms are distress after
eating, nausea between meals, heartburn,
belching, vomiting, flatulence and nervous
Cures a bad stomach. Indigestion and dys
pepsia, and the cure is permanent.
Accept no substitute.
There are twenty different
cinnamon barks, and they cost
from 4 to 55c lb. This ex
.plains the market, all but one
particular. Schilling's Best is
the best with the coarser pieces
picked-out; no.t thro wn-a way
oh no; they go to some less
XKTXX K58WS T9 FAIL.
Tamat'a Sxkset at Gek sd
UAru u . 4
BOWS XAXTXX. 321 Wuh.
InstMi atrfrtt, Portland, or by mall itum. Uh
OtoMt Co., U Hitat 9t, Vr Tork,
loses all the Year Round !
Bloom in checks once white and
sunken, now plump and firm, owing to
the use of
Tkt Cod Ltetr 03 Emulsion "Per ExcsUcncr."
Flesh-builder and Bfood-maker. A!
true FOOD, not a nerve deadener, nor
a mocking stimulant. For consump
tive and dyspeptics; for all who are
thin, pallid, weak and bloodless.
Strengthen your grip on life by taking
OZOMULSIOJh 5 once. Every tis
sue in your boay will feel the benefit.
At all druggists.
There arc two ize 8-or and 16-oz. Bottles;
the Formula Is printed in 7 languages on each.
93 Pine St., New York.
mont and were ordered away by him.
They refused to leave, whereupon Gamont
drew a revolver and fired Into the crowd
ot children. The bullet struck little Os
tress in the left shoulder, passing through
that part ot the body. He was taken to
the hospital by the police, where his life
is despaired of. After the shooting a
number of Jews who live In tho neigh
borhood formed a mob and were deter
mined to lynch Gamont. A riot call was
turned In and the police had to battle
their way to the police' station with their
prisoner. Seven Jews, leaders of the mob.
were locked up by the police.
TRAVELERS HAVE HOT TIME
Elect State Officers After Session
of Much Ginger.
DES MOINES. Jan. 20.-(Specia1.)-In a
convention which several times almost
broke up in a riot, L. C. Deets, the pres
ent incumbent, was re-elected secretary-
treasurer of the Iowa State Traveling
Men's Association tonight. There were
12 candidates for tho office and the fight
in the convention was tho hottest in the
history of Iowa politics. Speakers wero
hissed repeatedly and interrupted by cat
calls, while pandemonium reicned at
every attempt at spcechmaking.
What Sulphur Docs
For the Human Body in Health and
The mention of sulphur will recall to
many of us the early days when our
mothers and grandmothers gave us our
dally dose of sulphur and molasses every
Spring and Fall.
It was the universal Spring and Fall
blood purifier," tonic and cure-all, and.
mind you, this old-fashioned remedy was
not without merit.
The Idea was good, but the remedy wa3
crude and unpalatable, and a large quan
tity had to be taken to get any effect.
Nowadays wo get all the beneficial ef
fects of sulphur In a palatable, concen
trated form, so that a single grain Is far
more clicctlvc tnan a tabicspoontui ot
the crude sulphur.
In recent years research and experi
ment have proven that tho best sulphur
for medicinal use is that obtained from
Calcium (Calcium Sulphide) anft sold in
drug stores under the name ot Stuarfa
Calcium Wafers. They aro small choco
late-coated pellets- and contain the active
medicinal principle of sulphur lu a highly
concentrateji. enccuvo form.
Few people are aware of the value of
this, form ot sulphur. In restoring and
maintaining bodily vigor and health; sul
phur acts directly on the liver and excre
tory organs and purifies and -enriches tho
blood by the prompt elimination of wasta
Our grandmothers knew this when they
dosed us with Sulphur and molasses
every' Spring and Fall, but the crudity
and Impurity of ordinary flowers of sul
phur were often worse than the disease.
and cannot compare with the modern
concentrated preparations of sulphur, of
which Stuarts Calcium afers Is un
doubtedly the best and most widely used.
They are the natural antidote for liver
and kidney troubles, and cure constipa
tion and purify tho blood In a way that
often surprises patient and physician
Dr. R. M. "Wilkins, while experiment
ing with sulphur remedies, soon found
that the sulphur from Calcium was su
perior to any other form. He says: "For
liver, kidney and blood troubles, espe
cially when resulting from constipation
or malaria, I havo been surprised at the
results obtained from Stuart's Calcium
"Wafers. In patients suffering, from boils
and pimples and even deep-seated car
buncles, I have repeatedly seen them dry
up and disappear In, four or five days,
leaving the skin clear and smooth. Al
though Stuart's Calcium Tvafers is a
proprietary article, and sold by druggists,
and for that reason tabooed by many
physicians, yet I know of nothing so
safe and reliable for constipation, liver"
and kidney troubles, and especially In all
forms of skin disease, as this remedy."
At any rate people who are tired of
pills, cathartics and so-called blood "puri
fiers." wiy. find in Stuart'3 Calcium
"Wafers a far safer, more palatable and
No acid no grit no
waste no spilling no
scratched enamel no
tarnished gold work.
Fin, strong hs<ky ttk
tad gums sai a ur fcramtn
art tk rwarief lMdat.
LIQUID, ?OWDH AND FASTS