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VOL. XXV-C 33.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUJfDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 190G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JT SLL CRITICS
Bryan Takes Bit Be
tween His Teeth.
WILL STAND BY CONVICTIONS
Quotes Garfield's "Rather Be
Right Than President."
POLITICIANS TIMID FOLK
Defiant Speech to New York Demo
cratic Club Tells Jersey People
Corporation Men Shall Not
, Run Party Machinery.
NEW YORK, Sept. 1. Three cities
joined today In paying the final tributes
of the continuous welcome accorded to
. William J. Bryan since his arrival Thurs
day from his tour around the world. 'Re
turning from Bridgeport this morning,
Mr. Bryan, after devoting scant time to
personal business, was escorted to the
National Democratic Club, where an en
thusiastic welcome was accorded him,
and where he spoke briefly.
From the club he was escorted by ex
Senator James Smith and other prominent
Democrats to Newark, where he addressed
an audience of 10,000 In Military Park and
afterward held an Informal reception,
shaking hands with hundreds who crowd
ed around the speaker.
Hailed with cheers, he drove to the rail
road station and hurried to Jersey City,
where he made three addresses and re
viewed a parade of the Hudson County
Democracy and then returned to New York
and finished the day with an Informal
dinner given In his honor by 200 of the
working newspaper men of the metrop
olis. Mr. Bryan will rest until tomorrow
evening, when he will start on his jour
ney In company with "home folks" on
their special train. They expect to reach
Lincoln on Wednesday, after stops at De
troit and Chicago.
TAKES BIT BETWEEN TEETH
Bryan Says Will Pollow Conscience
and Scoffs at Politicians.
NEW YORK, , Sept. 1. (Special.)
Angered by the sharp criticisms of his
stand for Federal control of railroads by
many Democratic leaders, W. J. Bryan
this afternoon at a reception tendered
him at the National Democratic Club
said that he proposed to remain true to
his own political convictions and that he
did not care If his views did not suit
the political bosses. It Is known that he
felt very bitter over the comments, and
he took the earliest opportunity to reply.
It was the generally accepted opinion
tonight among Democratic politicians
that Mr. Bryan had taken the bit in his
teeth and that he would endeavor to
force the issue of Government railroad
control, in his party's platform at the
next convention, whether it was agree
able to all the Democrats or not. Mr.
Bryan was introduce! to the members of
the National Democratic Clubs by Presi
dent John Fox, who declared that the
Commoner would be the next candidate
for President. Mr. Bryan said:
Follow Conscience at Own Loss.
"Your president has said that I might
be the next candidate for President. I
have had that honor twice before, but
whether I shall have the honor is more
than you or I can tell. A few months
ago it looked as though I might be asked
to be your candidate in the next elec
tion. But I am assured by reading the
newspapers that some of those who were
for me will not now try to force the
honor upon me.
"President Garfield said that he valued
nothing so much as the approval ot his
Conscience. I would rather have the ap
proval of 'my own conscience than the
approval of all the people of the United
States. Every man must act in accord
ance with the dictates of hia own con
science. The majority la not always in
the right, though it Is presumed to be
in government, and the only way for a
"Silver question is settled"
man who finds himself in the minority
is to fight for his Ideas, If he believes
them to be right until the majority is
Politicians Timid Class.
"I have no monopoly of thinking for the
Democratic party. Every man must do
his own thinking. The Democrats do not
need a leader. We deny that any man is
appointed leader by the Almighty. No
man can lead unless he goes with the
people. He may be a little in advance, but
he cannot be behind them. Then the
Democratic party does not want a leader
who will be found in the rear.
"I do not wish to offend anyone here,
but I do not care what the politicians
think. If I know what the people want
today, I know what the politicians want
tomorrow. They are a timid class and
are always looking for what the people
Governor Folk, of Missouri, was at the
meeting, and as Mr. Bryan said that he
wanted to meet him and talk with him,
the Governor delayed his departure for
the West. Mr. Folk in an interview yes
terday did not seem to warm up to Mr.
Bryan's point of view of the question of
KEEP OUT CORPORATION MEN
Bryan Insists They Shall Not Run
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Sept. 1. The
series of welcoming public receptions ar
ranged in the East for the home-coming
of W. J. Bryan was brought to an end by
three meetings in Jersey City tonight. In
the course of one of his speeches at those
meetings, Mr. Bryan declared It to be his
Intention to use his utmost effort to purge
his own party and the Republican party
as well, In the interest of pure politics.
"I am going to Insist." he said, "that
no man connected with any favor-seeking
organization shall be permitted to become
a member of the Democratic organization
to the end that he may betray it. When
a man accepts a position in any great
corporation, he should be made to know
that he will not be permitted 'to serve in
any capacity with the Democratic organi
zation or as a Democratic candidate for
a public office. I shall insist also that
my party shall not accept one dollar from
any corporation or any individual who
expects to get It back in favors from the
Everybody Cheers Him.
The Nebraskan was given a hearty wel
come here. The streets were packed and
there was a parade in his honor. He was
cheered steadily by the crowds, which
represented not only Jersey City but Ho
boken, Bayonne and other places.
A committee met Mr. Bryan oh his ar
rival from Newark and he was taken to
the Carteret Club, a nonpolltical organi
zation. He held an Informal reception,
meeting Republicans . as well as Demo
crats. Following this, he reviewed the pa
rade, which was of Democratic organiza
tions In Jersey City, Hoboken and other
places. He made a short speech from
the reviewing stand, after which hp
driven to Elks' Hall. Here he spoke
again,' and was then hurried to St. Pe
ter's Hall, where, because of the lateness
of the hour and his engagements to dine
in New York, his speech was brief. He
was then- driven to the ferry. Address
ing t ie Republicans In his audience at
Vair ert Park, Mr. Bryan said:
lias Cleansed Democracy.
A'e have got our party around on the
right side. It may have required more
than a little cleaning, I will admit, but
we have it now where it belongs. You
laughed and jeered at us when we Were
passing through the valley of death and
now, as we emerge from the far end,
we look back and we can see you Just
entering It. We are sorry for you; we
feel for you deeply, but we cannot help
Mr. Bryan said that the great combina
tions of capital must be regulated at
once. "I have no objection, personal or
otherwise, to money, If It Is honestly
acquired," he said. "If these great
fortunes had come to their owners
through superior industry, superior t in
telligence or even through superior hon
esty, all would be well. I am no leveler.
I would not distribute the wealth of the
land equally between the industrious and
the Idle. It Is not that, but the ma
jority of these great hoards of gold have
been piled up by dishonest means or by
special privileges and they have drawn
their tribute from every man who tolls."
MAKES ROOSEVELT THEME
Bryan Says He Owes Popularity to
Practice of Democracy.
NEWARK, N. J., Sept. 1. William J.
Bryan was given a warm reception here
today. The streets were lined and the
visitor was cheered continuously. He
told his 10,000 auditors that he could
speak to them only on time that really
belonged to Jersey City.
"But I remembered that Essex County
gave me a majority of 10,000 in 1900, so
I just had to come to see you," said he,
"and I hoped that by coming here I could
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"Just what we want."
ON BRYAN SPEECH
SPREADS DOUBT AND DIVISION
Advance to Socialism and
WHERE ARE STATE RIGHTS?
Ownership Plank Ignores, at Same
Time Recognizes Them Strong
est Condemnation Comes
From Democratic Papers.
CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (Special.) Demo
cratic politicians fear that Bryan by his
speech advocating Federal ownership of
railroads has hopelessly estranged the
solid South. Northern Democrats take
the speech as an indication that Bryan
has gone over to the Hearst camp. Re
publicans everywhere consider the speech
a masterpiece for the Republican cause.
The Chicago Chronicle, Democratic,
which represents the Northern conserva
tive Democracy, the solid business ele
ment of the party, says:
"According to Mr. Bryan's own account
he went abroad to gain knowledge which
could be put to good use at home. He
says he told a Japanese educator that he
was In Japan not to find things to criti
cise, but to And things worthy of ad
miration and imitation, and that, while
we Americans thought we had the best
at home, there was no nation from which
we could not learn something.
Vnf it, . Unsafe Man. -"
make us all acquainted with the fact
that he has learned nothing in states
manship, but Is as firmly wedded as ever
to all his political and economic errors
and foi'iea, . to call them by no harsher
name. . '
"On the whole his speech Is an over
whelming proof of his radical unsound
ness politically, economically and even
morally, and that he is altogether an un
fit and unsafe man to be trusted with
the great powers of our National Chief
Other editorial opinions follow:
New Orleans Picayune (Incl.-Dem.) The
speech shows more than ever that the
next National campaign will be "between
Democratic radicalism and Republican
radicalism. It Is the most powerful po
litical presentment that has been given
to the people since the war, and, If signs
mean anything, Jt is the opening note of
another revolution, as were the great
speeches on both sides in 1860 and 186L
New Orleans Times-Democrat (Dem.)
Mr. Bryan's suggestion is radical. How
ever, there are thousands who, although
they are opposed to public ownership,
believe that the opposition of railroad
men to laws passed by Congress will
force the country to adopt such a policy.
Issues Party Repudiated.
Cleveland Plaindealer (Dem.) As the
basis of a Democratic platform two years
hence, it Is open to the objection that
it deals for the most part, with but one
important exception, with Issues which
the Democratic party has repudiated or
forgotten-and to which it Is now Indiffer
ent or which the Republican leader has
to all intents and purposes made his own.
Denver Post (Ind.-Dem.) No other pub
lic 'man could advocate such an array of
drastic changes in our laws and yet ap
pear to be conservative.
Denver Times (Dem.) Big undertakings
do not feaze Mr, Bryan. He proposes,
not to control and reform the trusts,
but to exterminate them. He urges, not
the regulation of monopoly, but measures
to secure "the total and complete over
throw of the Industry" monopolized. He
wants no harmless programme that may
be twisted to corporation ends.
Detroit Free Press (Ind.) Mr. Bryan
has come into the public eye less as an
adherent and advocate of "Jeffersonlan
doctrine" than at any time in his ca
reer. Detroit Journal (Ind. Rep.) In cold
type, the speech is found to contain an
CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRACY HEARS MR. BRYAN'S NEW YORK SPEECH
"Protective tariff Iniquitous'
mazing deficiency in novelty, both in
respect to ideas and verbal dress. It
was hung on the same old frame work
of advocacy of the regulation of the
trusts, revision of the tariff, election of
Senators by the people and of opposition
to the Government's colonial policy.
Detroit News (Ind. Dem.) Mr. Bryan's
reply to the recent statement of Presi
dent Roosevelt that the tariff and trust
questions are distinct, and that to at
tempt to combine them Is an effort to
distract attention from the real issue of
restraining monopoly by other methods,
is neither equivocal nor hesitating.
Omaha Bee (Rep.) That Bryan's hor
izon has been widened toy his tour of the
world is evidenced in' many ways. On
the old subjects, however, which have
been at issue here in recent political
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 71
deg. ; minimum, SI.
TOD-AYS Fair and warmer. Northwest
Sunday law goes in effect in France today
and may cause disturbance. Page 3.
Cuba almost despairs of ending- revolt and
desire for American Intervention grows.
Secretary Root arrives at Chilean capital.
More complaints under new rate law. Page 2.
Bryan turns on "nl critics and stands by his
policy. Page 1.
Speeches by Bryan in New York, Jersey
City and Newark. Page 1.
National. Democratic Committeeman Walsh
resigns and denounces party management
Opinion of leading newspapers on Bryan's
speech. Page 1.
Remarkable career of criminal who escapes
from Devil's Island. Page 13.
Route of St. Paul extension to Pacific Coast.
Directors of wrecked Philadelphia bank may
be prosecuted. Page 3.
Efforts to float the Sheridan fall. Page 3.
Chicago church leader arrested for running
uiwiucrijr noiei. jrage tx.
Desperate ngiit with maniac in Iowa,
Goldneld miners make srreat preparations for
the Gans-Nelson tight. Page 16.
Portland beats San Francisco, S to 3.
Chicago teams lead the two big leagues and
the city has gone baseball mad. Page IB.
Pacific Coast League's future thrown in
doubt by Seattle's uncertain attitude.
Electioneer wins Futurity stakes. Page 17.
Record game of baseball for lenRth. Page 17.
All ready for great fight at Goldneld.
Prize-winners in Seagirt shoot. Page 17.
Northern Pacific shuts of! car supply; West
ern Oregon lumbermen threaten legal ac
tion. Page 4.
Slight movement of earth's crust creates
some excitement at Baker City. Page 5.
Washington Tax Commission finds that high
er education 1b very expensive. Page 4.
San Franolsco is overrun at night by thiev
ing thugs. Page 10.
Brawl in an Aberdeen dance'nall results In
the death of Alexander Wahlgren. Page 6.
Gloss defeats Patton In handicap race at
Asroria regatta. Page 4.
San Francisco carmen reject the" proposal
made by President Calhoun to return to
work. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon hop crop may be picked too early.
Active trading in September wheat at Chi
cago. Page 85.
Money supply Is question of the hour in Wall
street. .Page 85.
New York bank reserves small. Page 35.
Italian cruiser DoKall arrives in Portland
harbor. Page 14.
British steamship Strathnairn chartered to
load grain for United Kingdom. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Northern Pacific Terminal Company, repre
senting Harrlman system, in suit in Fed
eral Court alleges jobbery on part of
Portland A Seattle, Hill line, in acquire
ment of land needed by both. Page 1.
Portland Democrats discuss Bryan's pro
posal of Government ownership of rail
roads. Page 10.
Seventy California and 50 Western Oregon
delegates start for Irrigation Congress at
Boise. Page 8.
Boy thief captured by Captain Bruin last
night turns out a. modern "Artful
Dodger." Page 14.
Blue Mountain forest reserve land-fraud
trial In Federal Court. Page 11.
Rev. Father Joseph Gallagher, new president
of Columbia University, arrives. Page 10.
John P. Irish. California Gold Democrat,
predicts another Democratic shipwreck on
Bryan's radicalism. Page 8.
Extension of warehouse system significant of
great growth In wholesale business.
W. A. Mears tells of cordial greeting in
Honolulu and of trade difflcultiea to over
come before anxious business can come
this way. Page 33.
Rev. E. H. H. Holman, Ontario, Or., pastor
accused of "Jumping board' bill," freed
on writ of habeas corpus. Page 24.
features and departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 34.
Classified advertisements. Pages 18-23.
The mystery of Haystack Rock. Page 3S.
Elliott Glacier. Mt. Hood's chiefest attrao
tion. Page 39.
Judge Williams' recollections. Page 48.
Building up a nation of sharpshooters.
Rock Island Club's picturesque home.
Yaqulna Beach as a Summer resort. Page 41.
Daphne and Dan Cupid. Page 45.
Millionaires' palaces at Newport. Page 42.
Ham Burr's fun. Page 46.-Middle-aged
achievements of some big men
Book reviews. Page 34.
Social. Pages 26-27.
Summer resort news. Pages 30-31.
Dramatic. Pages 28-29.
Musical. Page S3.
Household and fashions. Page 43.
Youth's department. Page 47.
"He had to hand a sop to Labor."
APPLIES TO COURT
Complains of Jobbery
by Hill Line.
BATTLE OF GIANTS DISCLOSED
Terminal Company Lulled by
Guise of Partnership.
THEN LEVEY TAKES ACTION
Quietly Buys Surrounding Blocks
for P. & S. While Coinciding In
Postponement of Purchase
by Joint Concern.
That a monumental game of "freeze
out" has been played in Portland by the
Portland & Seattle Railway and the
Northern Pacific Terminal Company, in
which the former corporation has gotten
control of terminal property that put the
terminal company in awkward position,
is Just coming to light. The methods em
ployed are being divulged by suits filed by
the terminal company to wrest title to
blocks in North Portland from the Hill
company, claiming illegal possession.
The story told by the legal papers is
one of Intrigue and counterplot. The case
is being fought with all the intensity that
can be crowded into such a suit, and in
dicates that the principal scene of battle
between Hill and his jival magnate, Har
rlman, ha9 been transferred from the
north bank of the Columbia and other
points. of conflict and brought into Port
Allegations in the papers filed indicate
an attempt by the Hill interests to sur
round the terminal company's present
cramped quarters and allow it no outlet
for expansion. The alleged method is
purchase of all the blocks lying west of
the Northern Pacific Terminal Company's
tract.' Westward and northward are the
only ways the' terminals can be pushed"
out, as the river lies east and the busi
ness district of the city-extends from the
south. To hinder and embarrass the rival
railroads, forming with itself the terminal
company, is declared the motive of the
Northern Pacific, otherwise the Portland
& Seattle. In the lands newly acquired,
it is the intention of the Portland & Seat
tle to lay out modern, commodious termi
nals, upon which the Harrlman lines may
Double-Cross Charged to Lievey.
In the method of acquiring the land to
the west and north of the terminal
grounds, the Harrlman people charge the
basest double-dealing on the part of the
Portland & Seattle. They say President
Levey, of the new Hill road, ostensibly
with the interests of the terminal com
pany at heart, and having knowledge of
Its purpose by virtue of his position as a
director, took means to deliver the land,
whose purchase was contemplated by the
terminal company, Into the hands of the
Portland & Seattle and the Northern Pa
cific, of both of which roads he is an offi
cial. In carrying out this alleged scheme,
he dealt a body blow to the Harrlman
roads, which hold a majority of stock in
the terminal company.
It was decided by -directors of the ter
minal company that certain blocks lying
west and north of the yards were urgent
ly needed for the expansion of the yards,
and it was agreed some time ago by the
directorate to purchase them. Actual
closing of the deal, however, was post
poned. Later, some uneasiness grew
among Harrlman officials, who learned
that, unknown interests were seeking to
acquire the blocks which must be pur
chased by the terminal company, if the
congested yards were to be made ade
quate to traffic demands.
O'Brien Reveals Ills Apprehension,
Upon one of Mr. Levey's visits to Port
land some time ago. General Manager
O'Brien, as a fellow-director of the ter
minal company. Is said to have expressed
his fear to the Portland & Seattle's pres
ident that some hostile interest was ne
gotiating for the purchase for the much
needed blocks of land. Mr. Levey, who,
according to subsequent events, was do
'I might have to swallow it."
ing the negotiating himself, is alleged to
have sought to quiet Mr. O'Brien's fears
by saying he thought the reports were
apt to prove false, and that when the time
came, the . terminal company couM cln-
up the deal without trouble. "When pur
chase of these blocks was attempted
the terminal officials, however, it was
found that Mr. Levey's road had fore
stalled them and had the deeds to the
property safely laid away.
B. A Worthlngton, when general
manager, of the Harriman interests
here, went carefully over the map of
North Portland, with Mr. Levy, in their
capacity as officials of the terminal com
pany, to choose adjacent property for
the prospective expansion of the term
inal yards. Tha result of this Joint con
ference was, it is claimed, selection of
the lands now under litigation. Pur
chase of the property for the terminal
company at an earlier date was post
poned upon the Instance ot the Northern
Pacific for the ostensible purpose of
getting better terms. The proposed ex
tension of the terminal grounds has so
far failed of realization solely because
the alleged coup of the Hill Interests
headed off the terminal company and
the congestion of the Summer in tha
yards is now charged by Harrlman peo
ple to the tactics of the new Hill road.
A , Paradox In Names.
Now follow suits and counter suits,
the purpose of the Harrlman interests,
who in this case are working under
the paradoxical nomen of the Northern
Paclno Terminal Company, being to re
cover the lands snatched away, while
as a partner in the terminal company,
the Northern Pacific, or Portland &
Seattle, seeks injunctions to prevent
tho terminal company from spending
money or taking any other action nec
essary to process them back.
Condemnation suits directed against
the Hill companies by the terminal
company, in which Harrlman controls
60 per cent of the stock, constituted
the first move to lock the door of the
now empty stable. This was met with
injunction suits brought in the Federal
Court, whereby it was sought to bind
the terminal company hand and foot so
that It could not pursue the accused pi
rates. Harrlnian's Recovery Plan.
Now comes the terminal company with
a bill In chancery in Federal Court, the
purpose of which is to Impress a trust
on the disputed property acquired by the
Hill Interests for the benefit of the ter
minal company, and to prevent the
Northern Pacific from escaping from ob
ligations assumed in the creation of the
terminal company. The suit is also In
tended to compel transfer of the blocks
to the terminal company. This latest
step in the contest was taken yesterday,
when papers were filed In the Federal
Court by Dolph, Simon, Mallory & Gearln,
counsel for the Harriman company. As
sociated with this firm In the legal battle
that probably has only reached the skir
mishing stage, is the firm of Snow &
McCamant. Judge Carey and James Kerr
will defend the Hill , corporations.
The bill Just filed recites the early his
tory of the - terminal company, setting
forth that prior to Its organization the
O. R. & N. and the Oregon & California
Railroad Company had acquired lands for
terminal purposes In North Portland,
which they were induced to give up to
the terminal company as general ter
minals for the then three systems the
Northern Pacific, the O. R. & N. and the
O. & C.
What Mr. Harrlman Calls It.
The bill charges a gross breach of good
faith on the part of the Northern Pacific
in the purchase of the Weldler property,
charging that It was acquired at a time
when its purchase was being considered by
the terminal company. A similar Instance
of bad faith is charged in. the purchase
of grounds contiguous to the terminal
yards, a large part of which had been
selected for purchase by the terminal
company, but not actually bought, pend
ing the securing of better prices.
In the bill counsel for the Northern
Pacific Terminal Company states It is
ready to prove the bad faith charged
against the Portland & Seattle people.
In seeking the return of the land, the
Harriman interests say they expect to
pay to the Hill people the value of the
property or the money paid by the Port
land & Seattle for the terminal blocks.
The suit also seeks to have the condemn
ation suit Instituted by the Portland &
Seattle against the terminal company
stopped. The case will be heard in the
courts in October, the injunction suit
lately brought having been set for Octo
ber 1. The two cases will run concur
rently. GAIN IS 0VER $5,000,000
Kecelpts of Government Kxceed Ex
penditures, Latter Palling Off.
WASHINGTON, Sept, 1. The monthly
statement of the Government receipts and
expenditures shows that for the month
of August, 1906, the total receipts were
"66,007,696, and the expenditures 47,S48,449,
leaving a surplus for the month of $S.
155.147. For the month of August, 1905,
there was a deficit of $4,660,061.
"Trusts are legalized larceny"
CAN BRING PEACE
Conviction Grows Gen
eral in Cuba.
NEITHER SIDE CAN CONQUER
Hope That American Interven
tion Will End War.
REVOLT GROWS DAY BY DAY
Even Possible Rebels May Take Ha
vana More Towns Taken and
Others Threatened Rebels
May Restore Trocha.
HAVANA, Sept. 1. "Neither side can
whip the other" Is the concise statement
now heard everywhere in Havana, and it
may also be fairly construed to be the
growing conviction of thoughtful persons
throughout the Island. In Havana at least
this opinion has led, among all unpreju
diced persons, to expressions of an ar
dent hope that the prerogative of the
Piatt resolution will soon be utilized by
the United States for the purpose of ef
fectually putting an end to a condition
that everybody believes is otherwise bound
to grow more and more Intolerable.
May Even Capture Havana.
Nobody appears to believe that the In
surgents will take Havana, although this
is not regarded as impossible, especially
when it is considered that co-operation in
such a movement assuredly would come
from within. Everybody concedes that
the government troops can continue their
record of victories In almost all open
fights with the insurgents, but how the
government, with the forces now at lt
command and In view of the small num
ber of enlistments, ever can prevail
against its enemies, who fight In the
same old method of guerrilla, warfare, la
a conundrum which nobody pretends to -solve.
That the Insurrection is growing con
stantly is undeniably evidenced every dny
and the decree of pardon recently ex
tended by the governmnt has brought no
appreciable change in the situation.
Will Concentrate 1 5,000 Rebels.
One of the few Americans who Joined
the insurgent ranks came into Havana
tonight. He has been a farmer In Cuba
for several years past and presumabiy
is a reliable source of information. He
Informed the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press that the 15,000 Insurgents
now south of Artemlsa in scattered par
ties surely will concentrate with otneis
in the vicinity of Guanajay with the in
tention of capturing both Artemlsa and
Guanajay and holding "the entire width
of Eastern Pinar del Rio Province. Thoy
will thus control the situation far bet
ter than the Spanish troops in the days
of the famous Trocha and at precisely the
The insurgents have taken Cabanas and
Bahla Honda, on the north coast of Pinar
del Rio Province, and, according to con
servative statements, they have 75 per
cent of the people in that district with
Capote Denies Quarrel.
Vice-President Mendez Capote, who
Is reported to be at odds with President
Palma concerning the conduct of the
war and who is alleged to favor a
compromise with the rebels by giving
them a share in the patronage and par
ticipation in the Cabinet, said tonight:
"I have been maliciously charged
with various crimes during the last
fortnight. Including conspiracy. Tou
may emphatically deny all such false
hoods. I am with the President in
everything he undertakes and Intend
to co-operate with him in crushing this
disturbance. My relations with him
have always been cordial and the re
ported quarrel Is absolutely untrue.
Confidence in Roosevelt.
"I believe the United States will be
only too pleased to see us solve our
difficulty." added Senor Capote. "I do
not believe that country is anxious for
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"Government ownership of railroads"-"Awful!"