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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, MAY 3. 1908.
entry by Secretary Garfield, effective
May 7. These farms are embraced in
a tract of about 18,000 acres of land
which were withdrawn from all forms
of disposition in connection with the
Fort Shaw unit of the Sun River Irri
Put to Sleep Jn Committee.
WASHINGTON, May 2. The various
measures to prevent corporations from
making campaign contributions were
taken up today by the Senate commit
tee on elections and referred to a sub
committee. The indications are that
no action will bo taken at the present
AGAIN TO FRONT
Senate Cuts Out Provision for
Building for Am
bassador. New York Convention Elects
Delegates Headed by Yel
DOUBLE-CROSS ON BANDITS
English Lord Rescues French Pris
oners From Moors.
FATAL OBJECTION RAISED
RENOUNCES ALL FUSION
llule Defends Policy of Providing
Homes Top American, Diplomats
in Capitals, but Culberson Pre
ers the Jeffersonian Style.
WASHINGTON. May 2. The policy
sousht tu be established by the Govern
ment of providing Hnd equipping build
ings for Its Ambassadors in Kuropean
capitals received a setback today in the
Senate, where the diplomatic bill was
under consideration. Through a point
of order by Culberson, Texas, an amend
ment to the House bill . appropriation
J400.000 for such a building at Paris was
stricken out. Culberson based his ob
jection mainly on the fact that the sub
ject had not been properly .considered.
The amendment was placed in the bill by
the committee on appropriations at the
solicitation of the committee on foreign
relations and the Secretary of State and
was the subject of considerable discus
sion. The bill was passed. after which
eulogies on the life, character and public
sen-ices of the late Senators Mallory and
Bryan, of Florida, were delivered.
Hale Explains Policy.
Amendments to the diplomatic bill were
adopted increasing the salary of the Sec
retary of the Legation and Consul-General
to Salvador from JnOO to $3500;
appropriating $15,000 to enable the Secre
tary of State to protect the property and
rights of citizens of the United States
in the navigation and use of the St.
Johns River in case of any litigation.
Hale, in explanation of the provision
appropriating $400,000 for an Embassy
building at Paris, said the committee on
foreign affairs had looked into the sub
ject thoroughly and had recommended It.
Asked by Overman why Berlin, London
and other European capitals were not in
cluded in the bill. Hale said, the appro
priation for Paris represented a departure
and was the beginning of a new policy
by the Government of providing Legation
and Embassy buildings for its diplomatic
representatives. Hale said the idea was
to aid men of moderate means to accept
the position of Ambassador. He admitted
that it was the intention to follow up
the matter each year with appropriations
for the other capitals, one at a time.
Point of Order Is Fatal.
While not opposing the proposition.
Teller insisted that an attempt was being
made to establish a precedent without
proper consideration of the subject. He
spoke of the simplicity of Franklin and
Jefferson while representing the country
Maintaining that before instituting such
an entire change of policy, at least .a
general consideration of the subject
should be had. Culberson made a point
of order against the provision, which, de
spite the arguments of Lodge, the chair
sustained. The provision accordingly
went out of the bill, which thereupon was
passed. Including the two amendments
adopted yesterday. The bill carries
TOO MAX JIXRETS. FOIl JII5I
Clianin Clark Condemns Wholesale
Creation of Commissions.
WASHINGTON. May 2. The bill author
Iging the appointment by the President
of an additional member of the Philip
pine Commission, making nine members
in all, was passed today by the House of
Representatives. Under this authoriza
tion the President will separate the
Executive Departments of Finance and
Justice under the Commission and each
will be headed by a Commissioner.
Fitzgerald N. Y.) raised the objection
that Congress, and not the President,
should decide whether the Departments
of Finance and Justice should be sepa-
"Congress," said Clark (Mo.) "seems to
have gone daft on the subject of cre
ating commissions and bureaus. We have
before us proposals for the creation of a
tariff commission, and I am glad to say
that I, for one, join with the gentleman
from New Lork (Payne) in opposing that
suggestion. Then it is proposed to create
a financial commission to give a lot of
men a job of jumping around the coun
try; and when they come back they won't
know as much about iinanco' as the gen
tleman from Connecticut (Hill) knows
"What are the 3SS members of the Con
gress here for? If we have not the in
formation that we ought to have to con
duct the business of the country, then
we ought to go and dig it up. This
Philippine bill will create another office
and the man who Is appointed to fill it
will have a lot of hangers-on, stenograph
ers and the like."
Payne (N. Y.) remarked that, as the
commission is now composed of eight
members, four of whom are residents in
the islands and four of whom remain in
this country, it was difficult at all times
to obtain in either placd a quorum. He
said tho fact was that only two members
of the Commission are Filipinos, the other
six being Americans.
The bill passed by a vote of 126 to 100.
M) MONEY FOR. IIEHMITAGE
House Slights Jackson's Tomb.
Adds to Philippine. Commission.
WASHINGTON, May 2. After the
usual rollcall to demand the presence
of a quorum, the House today resumed
consideration of the sundry civil ap
propriation bill, disposing of it para
graph by paragraph.
An amendment offered by. Gaines
appropriating $10,000 to aid the Ladies
Hermitage to care for and preserve the
Hermitage, the home and tomb of An
drew Jackson, at Nashville, Tenn., was
rejected on a point of order made by
Tawney of Minnesota.
An amendment by Smith of Louisiana
appropriating $150,010 for continuation
of work on the St. Michaels Canal,
Alaska, until the passage of the sun
dry civil bill, was agreed to without
The House, after a spirited and
somewhat acrimonious debate, passed
tho bill authorizing tho appointment
by the President of an additional mem
ber of the Philippine Commission.
The bill appropriating $25.00 for tho
relief of the tornado sufferers in the
South was passed without incident.
Farm.-. Reopened to Entry.
WASHINGTON, May 2. Two hundred
and live farms near Great Falls, Mont.,
have just been opened to homestead
LONDON, April 25. Lord Mount
morres, who has just arrived here from
Las Palmas on the liner Burutu, tells
the story of the rescue of the ship
wrecked crew of the French steam
ship Baleine from Arab brigands on
the Northwest African coast.
Lord Mountmorne was cruising in a
small schooner In connection with, his
work as director of the Liverpool In
stitute of Tropical Research, when, on
Sunday, March 15, he learned at Cape
Juby that the Baleine, a French trawl
ing steamship from Arcachon, had gone
ashore 12 miles south, and the captain
and crew had been captured by wan
The Kaid, Moorish Governor of the
province, was practically a prisoner
himself in his fort on a rock close to
the shore. His force was small, far
outnumbered by the turbulent Arabs on
the shore, who wanted to kill the
So he appealed to Lord Mountmorres
for help, having cajoled the Arabs Into
waiting for possible ransom. Lord
Mountmorres told him- he would be
answerable if a single Frenchman was
ever so slightly hurt, and must obtain
custody of the captives at once.
"I told him the idea of ransom was
preposterous," he continued, "and that
I would go to Arecife and cable to
Paris. A warship would then be sent,
and If on my return the men were not
delivered up safe and sound the fort
would be bombarded.
"The wind and currents being against
me, I gave up the idea of trying to
reach Arecife, and ran for Las Pal
mas, where I arrived at 1 P. M. on
Tuesday, March 17. I reported the
matter to the French Consul-General,
who cabled to Paris. On Wednesday,
March 18, he asked me to return to
Cape Juby and try to negotiate for the'
release of the captives.
"On Friday morning I landed at the
fort, and the Kaid told me there were
two parties among the brigands; one
claimed 10 Frenchmen, the other nine.
Those with the 10 demanded 20,000
Moorish dollars per head; the other
band wanted 80,000 a head. The total
was about $300,000.
"I laughed outright, and said they
would not get $a000. We disputed for
hours, the Kaid sending frequent mes
sages to the brigands and fetching
some over to the fort. Finally, at 3 P.
M., I offered $1000 for the 19, if ac
cepted before sundown.
"On Saturday morning the fort sig
naled again and again. I stood in
shore, but did not lower the boat, and
at last a boat put off, bringing an
emissary from the brigands, rowed by
three of the Kaid'e people. I told
them the time for negotiations was
oyer, took the brigand and one of the
Kald's men prisoners, and went to the
fort in their dinghy. There I found
the two principal brigands with the
"1 told them I was going to hang
their men at once. They hastily con
sulted, and said they would accept the
$1000. I replied that it was too late.
After some 'haggling I agreed to ex
"I had no boat to take off 19 men in,
and the surf was so bad that I could
not take them off one a a time In the
dinghy, so I arranged for the French
men to be delivered at once into the
custody of the Kaid. The brigands
were to retire, except three leaders, to
remain as hostages at the fort till a
French warship should arrive or the
sea moderate, when the 19 men were
to be put on board either the warship
or my schooner, and the hostages re
leased. "About an hour later, while I was
having food with the Kaid. the watch
man on the tower sighted a steamship,
which proved to be the French cruiser
Cassard. She dropped anchor close to
the fort, cleared for action at 2 30
more than two hours after the French
sailors were restored to the custody of
the Kaid. In a ehort time they were
set on board the cruiser."
FROST AND SNOW DAMAGE
Middle Western States Suffer From
Late Winter Attack.
OMAHA, May 2. A heavy frost was
general through this part of Nebraska
last night. Early garden stuff and
much fruit was ruined.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 2. A heavy
frost was reported throughout South
ern Nebraska this morning. Orchards
and gardens sustained heavy damage.
SOUTH BEND, Tnd!. May 2. A snow
storm is prevailing today throughout
Indiana and Southern Michigan. There
has been no serious frost as yet.
BURLINGTON, IaTiday 2. There was
a heavy frost here last night. A tem
perature of 29 degrees was noted.
TOLEDO, O.. May 2. Today the wind
Is blowing a gale and there are fre
quent snow flurries, which approach
blizzards. There Is fear of a heavy
frost on the Lake Erie fruit belt
DON'T JVMSS IT.
The 9-cent counter of waists at Le
street yal' Monda-- Washington
A Barber-Dramatic Critic.
Toronto Saturday Night.
When William Faversham wag- playing
'The Squaw Man" during a recent en
gagement in a city in the Middle West
a dramatic critic on a morning paper
wrote a criticism of the play in which
he described how Faversham wore his
hair and the way his neck was shaved
His acting was scarcely mentioned.
Later in the week a cub reporter on
the same paper had occasion to inter
view the actor.
"What did you think of the criticism
of your play in our paper?" inquired the
reporter as he was about to leave.
"Well." replied Faversham seriously,
"I have played The Squaw Man," in
every important city In America, but I
must confess that this is the first time
a barber was ever sent to criticise the
Operation on Ex-Senator Clark.
LOS ANGELES. May 2. W. A. Clark,
ex-United States Senator from Montana
and president of the San Pedro, Los
Angeles & Salt Lake Railway, arrived
in this city today- from the East, suffer
ing from a growth on the neck. This
afternoon physicians performed an oper
ation at the Pacific Hospital and tonight
the patient is reported as resting easy
and being in no serious danger.
Instructs Delegates to Xante-National
Ticket, Independent ot Old
Parties Hearst Is Chairman
ami Leader ot Delegation.
NEW YORK, May 2. Delegates to
the number of 4.50 to the New York
state convention of the Independence
party met tonight at Carnegie Hall
and selected four delegates at large
and their alternates to the National
convention of the Independent party
to be held in Chicago some time in
William R. Hearst, who was se
lected permanent chairman of the con
vention, in a speech declared against
any further fusion with either the
Democratic or Republican party. Mr.
Hearst was accorded a great ovation
by the delegates and hundreds of
spectators, who filled the boxes and
galleries to overflowing. The conven
tion hall was crowded when Chairman
Henry A. Powell called the delegates
to order and delivered a short speech,
after which committees on permanent
organization and resolutions and a
committee to nominate four delegates
at large and their alternates were ap
pointed. Hearst Permanent Chairman.
An adjournment was then taken in or
der to permit the committees to taka up
their work, while John Temple Graves
and other speakers addressed the dele
gates. When the convention was asain
called to order, the committee of seven
on permanent organization reported that
W. R. Hearst had been selected as per
manent chairman. Mr. Hearst waa
cheered for several minutes when he
took the platform.
The platform adopted by the convention
was a reaffirmation of the declaration
of principles promulgated at the National
conference of the Independence party in
Chicago last February. The platform in
structed the delegates to the Chicago con
vention to nominate, absolutely ' inde
pendent of all other political parties, can
didates for President and Vice-President
of the United States.
Unanimous In Everything.
The delegates-at-large unanimously se
lected were: William H. Hearst, New
York; Henry A. Powell. Brooklyn: C. H.
W. Auel, Buffalo, and Reuben Lyon, Bath.
The alternates-at-iarge selected were:
Patrick H. Murray, Albany; Howard
Black, Ulster County; Frank H. Stevens,
Nassau County, and Oliver Brewer,
The electors-at-large chosen by the
convention were: Arthur Brisbane, New
York, and Alfred J. Boulton, Kings
X-RAY WORKS WONDERS
Queen Alexandra Saves Many Lives
in Hospital for Poor.
LONDON. May 2. (Special.) One
institution to which Queen Alexandra
likes to take her intimate relatives is
the London Hospital, the largest of
the city's hospitals, situated in the
poorest district of the East End. The
Queen became acquainted with the
wonderful powers of the X-Rays
through the investigations of Dr. Fin
sen In Copenhagen. She had an in
stallation of the Finsen apparatus set
up in the London Hospital and the de
partment was Increased for all the
X-Ray work of the hospital until it
has become perhaps the best known
clinic in this branch of medical
But the X-Rays in the initial ex
perimental stage of their use have
claimed many victims. In the London
Hospital many thousands of patients
have been cured or had their ailments
appreciably alleviated by the X-Rays.
Their use again has enabled opera
tions to be more accurately and speed
ily determined to the saving of life.
Thus, for instance, a four-year-old
child was lately taken to a hospital
having sucked a toy metal horse into
his lungs'. aThe case was given up as
hopeless In the medical and surgical
wards, until a surgeon was found to
take the responsibility and the risk.
The child was taken to the X-Ray
room, everything was prepared, and
the rays threw a feeble shadow of the
little toy horse upon tho screen. 'At
the third attempt the surgeon found
and. removed the horse, and in twelve
hours the child was Well.
The application of the Rays has be
come so efficient that splinters of
giass or metal have been located in
the eyes and their extraction has been
made possible. Much has been learned
since Roentgen published his discov
ery in 1895. By Dr. Laveraud's device
the X-Rays can now be accurately
measured and appled in "doses' of de
finite strengths and amounts.
The special risks to which their
users have hitherto subjected them
selves ought gradually to be elimina
ted by proper precautions In their
handling, as In the case of other poi
sons or dangerous instruments. The
inquiry, however, set on foot through
the proposal to provide some form of
recognition of the bravery of X-Ray
medical men and operating attendants
has brought to light the lamentable
fact of a score or more martyrs to
Some have been badly burnt, others
have had to have their fingers ampu
tated and several valuable lives have
been lost in England alone. But pro
tective devices have been invented,
which with . ordinary care, should
make -such casualties only of a rare
Heat From Vocal Registers.
New York Herald.
Miss Jeariette Gilder was one of the
ardent enthusiasts at' the debut of Tet
razzini. 'After the first act she rushed
to the back of the house to greet one
of her friends. "Don't you think she
Is a: wonder?" she asked excitedly.
"She Is a great singer unquestionably,'"
responded her more phlegmatic friend,
"but the registers of her voice are not
so even as, for instance, Melba's."
"Oh, bother Melba." 'said Miss Gilder.
"Tetrazzini gives infinitely more heat
from her registers."
Seized for Illegal Fishing.
HAVANA. May 2. The British steamer
Exceed and her crew of 221 men were
seized today by the authorities for
College Style Clothes
For BOYS and YOUNG MEN
STYLES UP TO THE LAST TICK OF THE
CLOCK. Just received by express.
Nothing: like them anywhere else in town.
MODESTLY PRICED, $15 to $25.
Butte Wreck May Have Been
Caused for Excitement.
DEFECTIVE RAIL SCOUTED
Theory That Any Other Cause Than,
Dynamite Occasioned D-lsaster Is
Put Aside by Officials Cor
oner's Jury Gives Verdict.
BUTTE, Mont., May 2. Coroner Jess
Stevens tonight empaneled a Jury to
investigate the cause of the deaths of
Engineer Charles Bussey and Charles
Ming, who lost their lives in the dyna
miting of. the Burlington express two
miles west of this city last night. The
jury, after hearing the testimony of a
number of passengers and the train
men, rendered a verdict to the effect
that the wreck of the limited was
caused by dynamite.
The discovery of the theft of 48
sticks of dynamite from the powder
house of a mine near the scene of the
wreck has afforded the officers a clew
which is now being run down. Just
what that clew Is the authorities re
fuse to state, though It is intimated
that young hoodlums are suspected of
having committed the deed. The of
ficers are at a loss to find a motive
for wrecking the train and are in
clined to. the opinion that the dyna
miting might have been done In the
spirit of causing some excitement.
Fireman Is Dying.
Fireman George Ehle is in a dying con
dition tonight and little hope is expressed
for his recovery. He Is terribly burned.
James Des Roches presented himself at
the hospital today for treatment for in
juries received in the wreck. Des Roches
was on the platform of one of the coaches
when the explosion occurred. A num
ber of passengers were badly bruised,
though none sustained serious injury.
Engineer Bussey's mangled body had to
be dug out of the side of the railroad
cut with a shovel.
Defective Kail Scouted.
A score of railroad detectives are now
on . the scene and every conceivable kind
of a rumor is being run to earth. Despite
the fact that the engine crew of the first
engine declare they saw a flash of light
precede the explosion and that passen
gers and others who rushed to the scene
immediately following the explosion de
clare they could plainly smell the odor
of powder, many express the opinion that
a defective rail caused the wrenching
of the boiler of the big mogul engine and
caused it to explode. Men familiar with
dynamite declare the absence of any hole
in the ground would indicate that no
powder had been used.
This theory is scouted by the railroad
men and officers, who are positive in
the belief that the train was deliberately
wrecked by the use of dynamite. The
.posting of a reward of $5000 followed im
mediately after Superintendent Goodale,
of the Northern Pacific, had personally
Investigated the facts.
REACH NO FINAL DECISION
Streetcar Affairs in Cleveland Still
in 'Unsettled Condition.
CLEVELAND. May 2. No final de
cision was arrived at, contrary to ex
pectations, between the representatives
of tfle motormen and conductors of the
Municipal Railway Company and Mayor
Johnson, President Dupont'and officials
of the new traction company at their
The Mayor closed an acrimonious dis
cussion at 11:30 o'clock stating he eould
In order to reduce our stock we are
now selling: all our staple lines of um
brellas at the following special prices:
ALL UMBRELLAS FEOM $7.00 UP,
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT
ALL COLORED UMBRELLAS AT
25 PER CENT DISCOUNT
ALL OTHER UMBRELLAS AT
10 PER CENT DISCOUNT
You had better take advantage ' of
this offer while it lasts. It includes
everything in the store all the new
Spring designs in colored goods. Rust
proof umbrellas a specialty. VTe
make the Hercules Windproof Frame.
REPAIRING AND RE-COVERING
Fine work at popular prices.
293 Morrison, Near Fifth, and 312
Washington. Near Sixth.
give no further time at present and
promising again to meet the men Wed
nesday on his return from the Demo
cratic state convention.
Per Gent Off
On All Our
Arrow Collars and Dent's Gloves
BUY NOW AND SAVE
TWENTY PER GENT ON A PANAMA
Robinson & Go.
289-291 WASHINGTON ST., Perkins Hotel
U 1 I
Napoleon Bonaparte was not at all par
ticular in tils eating habits. Me would (eat
hlmselr at the table, begin on the things
that were nearest and in 10 or 15 minutes
he had made hie dinner.
STILL GOING ON
Dunlap and Stetson Hats,
E. & W. Shirts and Collars,
Monarch and Cluett Shirts,