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V0L,UI1 ASTOKIA, OKEGOX, THl'KSDAY, MAY 'St 1901. X0, ,27
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Mrs. McKinlcy Doinjf Nicely and
President May Leave Saturday
QUEST OF KNIGHT TEMLARS
Twelve Tbouuod People Greet lb Presldeot
al Mecbtilct Pavilloa-Program for
Ibe Remaining Days In tbe
HAN FRANf'ISCO. Miiy 22.-Mr.
McKlnl.-y 'ui pawd another comfort
able Juy. STiviary CortHyou said t"
the Associated Pre Mnlgbt that she
continue ' Improve and Is now doing
nicely. When mW If Uv could mute
definitely when the president would
leave Washington, Secretary Corteiyou
replied' "I ran only nay that the presi
dential party projios-tt to depart Sat
urday If Mrs, McKlnl.-y's condition will
permit. There I a inability, however,
thu? the utart will not be made until
Monday. All depend on the state of
Mrs. McKlnl.y's hial'h."
CURST OK KNIGHTS TEMPLARS.
HAN FRANCISCO. May 22,-Prenl-dent
McKlnlry u the guest of the
Knights Templar .it Mevhank pavll
llun thin afternon. Twelve thousand
people were there to gr't the. presl
dent who made a brief repone to the
nd Irrs of Welrome. A feature of Uw
program wan the presentation of a
hriuilftit silk American Aug to the
president. The n ier mounted rm a
nuntanlta "l.tfT at the had of which
U a ipearhead of edd.
The Mechanic-! pavilion, which can
aivnmnioilnte fifteen thousand people.
filled to overflowing tonight when
I'reldrnt McKlnli-v arrived to review
the I'nlform-d IvkI 'n of the Ieigue
of the I'niM orgtnlta.tlm of boy and
)muiir men who are pledged to teni-peran-
und inorllty. Th ocCMlon
wn a rompetltlon drill Ix'tween nevelal
ronipanle of Uie league for u valuable
HAN FltAANi'ISCO, May 22.-Tho
iTnirram for ihe r'nialntng dtyii of the
tirenldent'a tay In tlili city nubje:-t.
how.-vr. to change. I. a follows:
Thursday, after broiikfaiit with Irvl:Wf
M. Holt, the prenldort will review th'
trooi at the Preldl. In th aft.-rnoon
he will Attend a in.e'lng of the Ohio
Society and meet a number of frater
nal ortr.iiiii itlniiK at I'nl'in Siu:ire hall.
In the ev'iilng he will be the gunt
of Thonuis Tout. N. 2. 11. A. It.. Iyal
I-crIoii. Friday, the president will take
breukfant with Mr. Morse, and In the
afternoon will review the aehonl chll
iln'n of Oakland, lilt departure from
San FrancK-o In ftxvd for 1 a. m. Sat
HOWONKI, RIViSOTELT'S TRIP.
CHIPPKK CBF.KK. Col.. May 22.
VI(M-Prldent Itoe"evet will vlult thu
dtntrlet the Utter part of June. He
will he At the annual meeting of the
Hough Illdent, which In to be held In
Colorado Ppringn. June $3 to 2.
Captain Barrow. Thirteenth Infantry,
Gets Five Year and Dishon
MANILA. May 22. The correspondent
of the As.-wclated Press learns that the
following approved sentences -will be
Captain Fred-Tick J. Barrows, Thir
tieth Volunteer Infantry, late depot
quartermaster, department of Southern
Luzon, who was charged with embex
hlement and selling government proper
ty, to be dishonorably dlscharg.M and
to undergo five yeax' Imprisonment.
Both Barrows an! Boyd will eventu
ally he removed to Leavenworth pris
LEOAL FIOIIT PROMISED.
Building of the Cuban Railroad Said
to Violate Foraker Resolution.
NEW YORK. May 22. The Times
A legal fight is promised against the
securing of railroad franchises In the
Island of Cuba by the Cuba Company,
of whloh Sir William C. Van Home, of
Wnrlh fruit- n'lilla 4si y.nll n .1 . u
Tnnoa ' "
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yard, and a bargain at 60c.
All the beat ha.1e In VEVETHK
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elsewhere at this figure.
Every Possible Desire In Linings
Cann.14, 'Is (reMdent, complaint having
been made: by InUresta represented by
Oeneral Uiret that. the. company Is
bulling a nillr.wl In tho Island where
as the Foraker resolution provide that
no coticeslon nhould be mde to any 'me
while the military occupation continues.
Hlr William Van Home, who Is here,
"Our :otnpany wa organized about
a year og' for ih purpose of deveUT
Ing Cuba. We expect Ut build a rail
road fr)m Kan Luis', near Santiago, to
the center of the province of Hanta
tiara. Mot of .he past year has been
H'nt In surveying and grading. We
ar! working only jpni land we have
aotunlly purchased. We h.ive Just a!4
much light io lay tracks on our own
land as w have to build hounes or to
do anything eln. We are crowing pub
lic highways and streams. It Is true, but
we are doing this under revocable per
mits which will have to be Indorsed
or rejected by the constitutional gov
ern'nnt wh".'i it Is established. We ar
not violating the Foraker or other lawi
and the people of Cuba almost as a unit
are In favor of the building of this railroad."
CHINESE INDEMNITY PROBLEM
Meeting of President and Cabinet Held
at Soji Francisco.
SALT LAKE CITY, Muy 22. A spec
ial to the Tribune from San Francisco
An Importu meeting of the president
ami his cabinet was held hre today
at which menges from Commlsis'oner
Ro khlll were considered and the Chi
nese Indemnity pr.blm Jlsiusned. The
total dei-nand of the powers amount
to '.00rt.000. of which the American
domand ctst!tu;es $25,000,000.
Word was Sent to Commlsgbner
Rockhlll to do his utmost to reduc
the demands of the powers and to show
the good faith of this country to offer
to cut the American Indemnity one-half.
The powers are demanding bonds bear
ing six per cent Interest. The Unl'.etd
States through the president and his
cabinet has Instructed Commissioner
Rockhlll to accept bonds bearing three
per cent Interest with no commission
to aarnts for neglatlng the bonds,
Theri is some qumtlon as to the form
of guaranty fir the bonds. Some of
the powers are demanding a customs
DECLARED A SPENDTHRIFT.
Prlncew Do Chlmsv Incapable of Hand
ling Her Vast Fortune.
CHICACO. May 22 Princess De Chl-
many, formerly Clr.ra Ward, of Detro't.
was deiareJ a spenOthrift and Incapa
ble of handling property In the pro
ht- court here to.lay.
Thomas W. Lyins, her uncle, wss
Ri'pointel conservator of her estate. He
alleged that since she came Into her
property In 1S94. the princess has .'Pen
$400.0(K) In addition to an annual Income
of from J35.0O0 to iSO.OOO.
MANILA. May 22,-The Philippine
commission has Imp ned a registration
tax of on pev annually on all males
over IS yearn old. exceptinng soldiers
The non-payment of the tax disquali
fies him from voting and Involves a
penalty of one hundred pesos which can
be enforced by the cale o the delin
quent's goods and chattels.
TRADES ITXIONS COKFER.
NEW TORK, May 22. The confer
ence committees of the Metal Trades
Association and the Trades. Union held
a conference tonight for nearly two
hours, but no conclusion was reached
regarding the machinists' strike.
FORWARDED TO PEKIN.
WASHINGTON, May 21 The Chi
nese minister, Wu Tmg Fang, has com
pleted his memorial to the throne con
cerning reforms in the Imperial system
and the document Iras been forwarded
AMERICAN TROOPS LEAVE.
PEKIN, May 22. The last of the
American troops here, with the excep
tion of the legation guard, left Pekln
at 7 o'clock this morning. At head
quarters, the staff departed at 10 o'clock.
WILL GO TO PHILIPPINES.
WASHINGTON, May 22.-Maor Gen-
era! Henry C. Oirbin. adjutant-general
of th army will sail for the Philip
pines on the transport Hancock, which
leaves San Francisco June 25.
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ai v u yt:r jatu, lv 10 M nan
Eight Lives Lost in Upper Ten
nessee by Floods.
Dan Ac ron Doer River Brtaks Uoi Doiof
Million of Doltiri Damp Rev
cite Caller Onal Ashore
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 22.-MJ1
Hons of dollirs' damage has been done
and at least eight lives have been lost
Ir. upper Tmneisee by floods which be
gan their work of dentruct'on when a
dam across the Doer river at Elizabeth
town, Tenni.wre. gave way yesterday
The little mountain streams emptying
Into the Doer and Watug rivers swell
ed the streams beyond all proportions
htiherto itnown and submerging Eliza
bet h town.
Ct'TTER GRANT ASHORE.
Runs on I'nclurted Rock In Saanich
Inlet No Lives Loy. .
VICTORIA, B. C. May 22.-The Unit
ed States revenue cutter Grant, Cap
tain Toiler. ran ashore on an uncharted
rock In Saanich Inlet at 8 o'clock this
morning. She struck on her bilge well
forward and tore a bad hole In her bull
The rush of wat?r filled her forward
part to the main deck and throwing
her after part up, leaving It dry. The
crew went ashore In the cutter's boats
and Lieutenant Sadler cime to this city
to get aaslatanc. He returned with a
wrecking outfit. She is In a bad posi
tion, but Lieutenant Sadler says he
thinks 'h can be saved.
FIRST LIEN BONDS DEPOSITED.
Collateral Security of Union Pacific Said
to Have Ben Deposited by
NEW YORK. May 22. -The Tribune
Bankers affiliated with the Harriman
syndicate say that collateral for the
entire $109,000,000 Union Pacific first
lien convertable four per cent gold
bonds of 101 re-?cntly authorized appll
cition for listing which has been posted
at the stock exchange has already been
deposited by the Union Pacific, but the
exact nature of this collateral cannot
It Is understood that the $73,000,000
of Southern Pacific stock purchased In
February with the proceeds of $40,000,
000 of the bonds represents part of it.
and It is assumed that the Northern
Pacific stock re.-enUy bojfht aggregat
ing at least $78,000,000 par value, ac
cording to the statements of Union Pa
clflc Interests, also w&s deposited as
collateral security. No estimate can be
formed of the total amount paid by
Kubn, Loeb & Company for their
Northern Pacific holdings, although It
Is believed on good authority that they
secured most of their preferred stock at
well under par.
A provision exists, it H said, by which
a substitution of collateral may be ef
fected; so that '.f the whole amount
of Northern Pacific stock bought shall
be turned in as collateral, part of the
company's property origlnaly covered
by the mortgage may be withdrawn
from that obligation.
It Is the opinion in the street that
ihe $6,000,000 bonda If sold at par as
were the $4u,00,000, which were disposed
of at the rime of the Southern Pacific
purchase would not meet the cost of
the Northern Pacific shares bought by
Kuhn, Loeb & Company. The sugges
tion Is therefore heard that possibly
some arranseemnt may have been made
for the sale of part of those stock
holders In the St. Paul and the North
western, the safeguarding o the In
terests of which was declared to be
partly the object of Mr. Harriman and
his associates In buying for control of
the Northern Pacific.
TO BETTER THEIR CONDITION.
Conference of Corporations for the So
cial Advancement of Employes,
JOLIET. 111., May 22. F, M. Savage,
superintendent of the steel works club
of this city, who has issued a call for
the conference of representatives of
firms and corporations for the social
and economic advancement of employes,
which will be held In Buffalo on June
24, was asked to give details of h's
plans. Mr. Savage said:
"We are seeking to improve the social
and economic Interests of employes. Our
object in having the confrence Is to
see what can be done. It has seemed
to nie that a congress where papers
would be read, followed by discussions
and exchange of Ideas would be a
good thing. There is no literature or
anything to guide us, so we are striking
out In new lines. Similar movements
have been undertaken in Germany at
the Krupp works, in France and some
In Enaimd. but theie have only par
tially been auccemful.
' We do not aim u supplant unionists;
thfy attend to the wage question, which
we do not propose to touch upon at
"We want to cee what can be done to
make employ contented. While we
itand for the Intwcsts of the working,
men w will b representatives of cor
porations' who are seeking to make the
home life of "heir men more beautiful
through educational and other means
similar to those who have bern employ
ed here at the te; work club."
Mr. Savage, In concluding the Inter
view, said he believed that Improved
conditions and surroundings exert as
grest an Influence on workingmen to
make them contented as does the ques
tion of wages alone.
Already favorable responses have been
received from conewns in New York.
Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Dayton, O..
and other place.
OUP. TRADE INCREASING.
Interesting Figures Begirding the
Hemp Trade From Yucatan.
NEW YORK. May 22.-Menallo Mar
in, of Progreso, Yucatan, who Is on a
visit to this country for the purpose
of placing various contracts for mach
inery gives some Interesting figures re
garding the eisal hemp trade in Yuca
tan. Mr. Marin is manager for a firm at
Progreso. According to figure com
piled by him the exports of ''Kene
quen," lat year aggregated 499.62
bales, equivalent to some 98,000 tons.
Of this amount 22,700 bales were ship
ped to New York. 138,745 to Boston, 18,
365 to New Orleans, 6830 to Havana.
210) to Liverpool; 850 to London; 916
to Hamburg, and 775 to Barcelona.
Close on to 4000 tons of binder twine
were shipped to various ports of the
United States In 1900. Some 200 vessel,
were employed for transporting the
hemp, comprising 103 Norwegian, 35
English. 30 American. 14 German nd
two Spanish ships. The value of these
shipments aggregated over $10,000,000.
In the course of conversation. Mr.
"The Companla del Cartl Muelle y
Almaeenes del Commerclo de Protjreao
(the railroad, wharf and warehouse
company of Progreso) has Just opened
their three warehouses, having' a capa
city for 150,000 bales. Tbe company Is
about to construct a narrow guage road
from Merlda to Progreso so that freight
can be handled more rapidly than now
under the existing conditions. Merlda
Is the center of the hemp district and
is situated 24 miles from Progreso."
Mr. Marin says he does not fear the
competition of Manila hemp. He says
that the product In his country can be
cultivated cheaper than in the Philip
pines. Mr. Marin says also that the
present tendency of the Yucatans la
to purchase almost everything from
America. France and England used to
be the largest exporters to Yucatan,
but now only wines come from the
former country while Great Britain
ships nly a small quantity of ma.
ON VERGE OF REVOLUTION.
Servia Republicans Ready to Rise
Against Present Rulers.
NEW YORK, May 22.-A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from Vi
Sevla is on the verge of a revolution.
The Obrenovitch dynasty, always hated.
la certain to be overthrown now because
of what Is regarded as a swindle in
which both the King and Queen are
For Alexander Is showing strength for
the first time in his life and has repel
led all suggestions from the cabinet
that he divorce his Queen.
Republicans are holding meetings in
many towns and have Issued a manl
festo calling upon the people to raise
and drive the royal swindlers into ex
The Pan-Slavs, probably backed by
Russia, are reviving the old plan to
unite Servia and Montenegro under the
rule of Prince Nicholal. Another fac
tlon 1s agitating the right of Prince
Karageorgevich to the throne, while an
other 19 standing by the present King
The Belgrade correspondent of the
Vienna papers give different versions of
recent events, according as their affili
ations are with one party or another
and it Is only from the actual facts on
which all agree that an opinion can be
GERMAN TROOPS "WILL STAY.
SHANGHAI. May 22. Reports have
been received from Pekin to the effect
that Field Marshal Count Von Walder-
see has Informed the Chinese that his
troops will not leave Pekin until the
court returns and he himself Is re
ceived In Imperial audience.
The French have withdrawn from the
Shan SI expedition and the English
have refused to take any part In It.
It Is probable therefore that the Ger
mans will be compelled to go alone.
In spite of constant and threatening
difficulties, Count Von Walderaee, sin
gle handed continues to maintain the
prestige of foreigners In thla part of
WAS A CONTEST
Causes That Led Up to Trouble
at West Point.
WANTED TO RUN ACADEMY
Dfiincetf Slwleiti RoMitett Actios ol Saper.
Istesdeat to Eaiorce Law Forbatf
flag Hailag-Coloiel Mills
WASHINGTON, May 22.-Ths report
of Colonel Mills, superintendent of West
Point military academy, upon which
was based the action of the secretary
of war dismissing five cadets und sus
pending six others for the year, says:
"On April 16 last a large number of
cadets become engaged In an insubordi
nate demonstration directed at the su
perintendent of the military academy.
"The actual cause of tbe demonstra
tion was the resentment of a group of
insubordinate cadets of the second class
at the measures taken by the superin
tendent to en force the law forbidding
"The ecademy cannot afford to have
any repetition of haxlrmg or other out
breaks." The ability of Colonel Mills was high
ly prtlsed by department officials to
day and it waa made very plain Jiat
the department means to stand by the
colonel in dealing with the trouble. The
contest at West Point was declared to
be between two systems, one was the
determination of 'he cadets to run tbe
academy and establish a code of mor
als and conduct of thetr own. The oth
er was the determination of the au
thorities to regulate the conduct of the
SHAMROCK II. MEETS DISASTER.
Struck by Squall and Rigging Carried
Away King's Narrow Escape, , V
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SOUTHAMPTON. May 22.-The cup
Challenger, with King Edward and , a
party on board, was totally dismasted
today by a sguall, off Cowes, ble of
Wleht.. The king, who was on deck,
had a mrlaculous escape. The topmast,
mainmast and bowsprit were broken
short off. The disaster occurred while
arrangements were being made for the
start off Brambles buoy.
PRACTICALLY A WRECK.
I.ONDON. May 22. During the race
between the two Shamrocks and the
Sybarlta, In the Solent today, a sudden
souall struck the yachts. The topmast
of Shamrock IL was carried away
and then her mainmast went by the
bo-iri, carrying all her sails with it and
leaving her practically a wreck. The
topsail of Shamrock I. was also carried!
away In the squall. No one waa In
jured on board the yachts. Tbe squall
struck the yachts broadside on,
CONTEST PROBABLY OFF1.
SOUTHAMPTON, May 23.-Slr Thos.
Lipton fears It will be Impossible to re
pair the Sha-nrock IL in time for the
cud races. It looks as if the contest
Is off for this year. Sir Thomas Lipton
will cable to the New York Yacht Club.
RAILROAD MEN MEET.
Conference at New York at Which Con
troll of Northern Pacific Was
NEW YORK. May 22.-The Tribune
The conference Just held between A.
J. .Cassatt, president of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad, H. McK. Twombley, and
other directors of the New York Cen
tral at the Grand Central Station, led
to the report that a successor to Samuel
R. Calloway was the subject under dis
cussion. This waa denied hast night. It
Is now said that the western situation
that in the control of tbe Union Pacific
and Northern Pacific was under dis
cussion. It Is understood that the Penn
sylvania and New York Central will
act In harmony in the East. The
Pennsylvania Is practically In control of
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Kail
road now and will. It la sa'd, operate
It In harmonious relations with the
Union Pacific and Chicago & North
western, boMi of vhlch are practically
Vanderbllt roads. It Is also said that
the Morgan-Hill scheme In the North
western territory Is viewed by these
Interests with disfavor.
BASEBALL SCORES . .
PORTLAND. May 22. Portland. 8;
Spokane, 6. The game was called off at
the end of the fifth inning on account
SEATTLE, May 22. Tacoma, 12; Se
NEW YORK, May 22.-&lver, 49.