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Estimated Rebuilding Cost
; Too Great.
II. P. GILLETTE TESTIFY
Refutes Testimony of Railroad
Engineers is to Cost of Re
HARRIMAN LINES TESTIFY
"If The R From Cat To Spoken
It To High Then Tbe Rait From
Interior To Portland It To High"
Jam Q. Woodworth,
PORTLAND, April 17. According
to, traffic manager, Jam O. Wood
worth of tho Norihrn Pacific, If rat
from tho east o Spokan art too high,
thn lo. tboao from Portland to tho
InUrlor art too high.
Tho statement waa malo during tho
examination, of Mr, Woodworth before
Interstate Commlaatntmr Prouty to.
day, In tho hearing of tho Spokane
rat can. Il Idea thla ataiement,
Woodworth explained at length, the
milking of rate and their baxli.
R. B. Miller, General Freight Agent
of tho Horrlman line, waa tho next
wltne and he submitted extiniaUa of
what itirh a reJuctlun would mean to
Tho ajitlclimtcd refutation of tho
testimony of chief engineer Darling of
tho Northern Paclflo and Chief Engi
neer Hogeland, of tho Great Northern,
cam on M'hedulo time, tixluy, when 11.
P. Ulll'tU onglneor of tho Wnahlngton
Railroad Commission waa called to tho
atand by the 8pokane attorneys, till
lotto ruthlemly cltppeJ and trimmed
tho estimate of tho two railroad engl
ncers rr tho rebuilding of these two
line. Ho anld Darling' estimate of
the co of rebuilding tho Northern
win I7S.000.000 to much and H"go
lands estimate ho declared should have
boon pruned to the extent of IS4.000,-
000. ' '
J. C. H. Reynolds and W, C. Merrl
. wether, of Spokane, testinod as to tho
value of the railroad holding In 8po
knne and Seattle. II. McCuno the
rate expert brought here by Spoknno
rut Med on tho several classes of mar.
chnndlse and that tho nillronds cany
several classes of morchaiidlso across
fno continent to tho Paollio Coast and
re-shlp It to Asiatic points at ft lea
cr rato for tho whole' Journoy, than
tho rate on tha gnmo commodity from
the East to Spoknno. . '
Another stutumnnt treated prices on
crude and finished Iron and stool for
the same period, being taken from the
. Iron Age. The Increase waa shown
to range from 4!! to 168 per cent. Ties
cost, In 1897, 17 per 1000 feet, board
measure, while fodoy they are quoted
at 112.60 to $13, and at the latter figure
a tie 7 by Inches and 8 feet long
would cost 64.6 centa laid down In
Mr. Mearo was called to the stand
nd told of the Increased commerce to
Pacific Coaat ports by way of the
Morn. The present fleets, he said,
could not handle the trade offered. Ho
bounded the Portland territory a em-
bracing the country to the mouth of
the Columbia on the west, a distance of
100 miles on the north, the California
line on the south and Huntington on
He stated Spokane and Boise were
notorious Instances of how the rail
roads had endeavored to build up the
Interior and declared Advances had
boon made to merchants; to tabllh
Ing jobbing houe elaowhitre, Walla
Walt being one point mentioned,
A. K.TJyles, formoTly with W. P. Ful
lr A Co., testlneJ as to the general
use of tho wator route from tho At
lantic by tho company, and said thai
with tho creation of tho rfpokane son
g branch house there supplied th tor.
rltory. T. D. Iloneyman. of the Hon.
oyman Hardware Co., L. A. Lewi, of
Allen Low): Henry Halm, of Wad.
ham Co.; Oeorge Lawreneo, of th
Lawrence Hnddlery Co., all gave a slm
NEW SPANISH NAVY.
CHICAGO, April 17.. .A plea, for tho
perpetuation of state rights waa made
last night by Congrewman Wlnfleld 8.
Hammond, of Minnesota, In a talk V
tho twelfth annual banquet of the
Holland Society of Chicago.
Mr, Hammond took a covet t rap at
Prol ti.l RoosevtH by declaring that
In view of recent event one might
bo led to believe that tho legislative
department of tho federal government
ha become well nigh oxtlnot" Tho
speaker subject wa The Sovereign
"It I thing bred In u to 'nave the
government a do to us a poMbl,N
h said. "When It comes to regula
ting Insurance and child labjr, why
should wo run to Washington th min
ute anything la wrong. Wo are be
coming a little too patornaUatlc."
NO BAIL FOB THAW
. JURY FILLED
Is Sabjctt to Peremptory
BIGGY DRAWS VENIRE!
Expected that Permanent Jury
Will Be Complete By End
GRAND JURY MEETS SATURDAY
Slot Maohine Investigation Noaring
Close And Will Riult In The ln
dieting Of 8ovoral City Official I
City Commiaaary To Bo Abolished.
Several Now Warthip Will bo Built
at Perrol Aroenal.
MADRID, April 17. According to
the Epocha, an English engineer and a
member of. an English shipping Arm
who vlalied the Minister of marine re
cently, did o to discuss Die leasing of
th arsenal at FerroL He submitted
plan and offered all possible guar
antee. Tho minister anld that ho
would consider the matter.
A report was current In Madrid a
month ago that tho government had
decided to lease tho arsenal and that
several vessel on tho new naval pro
gramme would b built thero.
The arsenal at Ferrol Is one of the
most Important In Spain. The harbor
1 considered one of tho finest In Eu
rope and 1 easy of defense. Th ar
senal and dock yard were founded In
th 6tti part f the eighteenth cen
tury by Charles TO,
DIED OF STARVATION.
NEW YORK. April 17.-A woman
feinted and fell from starvation at the
corner of the Bowery and Houston
Streets yesterday and a crowd collec
ted and tried to arouse her.
At St. Vincent' hospital the woman
recovered sufficiently to' tell her name.
Annltr McDermott, saying that ehe
wa fifty years of age, and "had no
home, no friends, no money."
She died half an hour after arri
ving at the hospital
Jerome to Strenuously Oppose
EVELYN REFUSES TO TALK
Will Not Diseuss Her Mother State
moot Or Any Of Her Future Plane
Thaw I Slightly Indliposod At
Tho Tom be.
NEW YORK, April , 17.-Although
Jerome returned from a visit to his
home In Lakevllle, Conn., no movement
as yet has been made toward appll
cation for ball, for Harry Thaw. Dan
lei O'Reilly of the counsel for Thaw,
called on Jerome this afternoon but
said the matter of boll waa not men
Jerome reiterated, today that he
would continue to oppose In every po
ullile way, the release of Thaw on ball
When questioned regarding the state
ment of Mrs, Holmnn, Mrs. Thaw's
mother. Jerome said he could not
vouch for om of the things statod
by Mrs. Holmuti becuuse ho did.' nit
know about them. H could however,
give assurance that her statement that
she had furnished the District Attor
noy with no Information of usa In con.
nectlort with the Thaw trial; Ho afld
od thntMr. Holman never gave them
Harry K. Thaw informeJ the keeper
In the Tomba today that he was 111
when Mr. Foabody, of his counsel, call
ed at the prison today. Thaw was
still In bed, but on being informed
that he oould not confer with Mr. Pea
body In his cell, ho wont to the con
ference room and talked with Mr. Pea,
body for two hours. At the end of it,
Mr. Penbody would make the state
Mrs. Evelyn Thaw was aked lf;she
had any reply to make to her mother's
"Not a word on any subject," was
Clifford W. Hartrldgo, tonight, after
Ai Russell Poabody had a talk with
Harry Thaw In the Tombs prison,
made public the following letter:
"Messrs. Hartrldge and Peabody,
Dear Sirs: Ploase continue as my
ney of record. Very sincerely
Harry K. Thaw." Hartrldge had no
comment to make on the letter,
SAN RAXCISCO. April 17. After
preliminaries, examinations, adjourn
ment and other delays, occupying la
all 13 day, i the trial Juny panel, sub
ject to th exercise of 15 peremptory
obalUngM, ten by th defense and five I
hi' th nroaecutlon. ten truluv nm.
pleted In the Ruef case. When the Secretary Wilson
Iron Master is Decorated
. With Cross of
THE LEGION OF HONOR
An Appreciation of His Efforts
for Peace and Gifts to the
PEACE CONGRESS AT AN END
Cloood With Urge Banquet At Wal
dorf Astoria And On, At Hotel A,
tor Moooagoe War Roivd From
ura nee that Thaw would be properly
cared for and be produced for trial.
Lawyer Dennt O'Reilly, said last
night that Mr. Evelyn Thaw had
nothing to ay In reply to her mother
statement : '.
EDWARD'S BUSY DAY.
VALETTA, MALTA, Apr, 17. King-
Edward, yesterday after reviewing th
naval brigade, unveiled a statue of tho
late Sir Adrian DlngU, an eminent
chief justice. The King and queen
will leave on Wednesday for Gaeta,
whence they will go to Palermo, and
flanlly to Naples. Tier th King will
bay the Royal yacht and the Queen
will continue her cruise. )
DEADLY ELEVATOR SHAFT.
trial waa resumed this morning, !5
talesmen out of a drawn venire of fifty
answered to their names In court
Twenty six of tho thirty five escaped
serving by satisfying Judge Dunne.
that their excuse were valid.
These men were subpoenaed yester
day by Elisor Blggy. It la hoped that
the jury will be formed to try the case
by the end of the month and that the Th 0nM
trial Itself will be concluded In , two
Out of the remaining, 4 tentative
Juror were chosen In the course of the
day, thus filling the box. The time
ha now arrived for tho peremptory
challenging of the Juror anJ much
speculation Is Indulged In as to whe
ther the entire panel will be tet aside.
in exercise of this prerogative or whe
ther a many as half of the twelve will
survive the final and silent scrutiny
of Ruef prosecutor and defender.
He I Striking At Th
Manufacturer, NoJ Tho Government
Are The On Who Guarantee The
WA8HINQT0N, April 17. "If this
outrageous misrepresentation Joe not
cease the department will publish a
liat bearing the names of manufac
turers Indulging in this campaign of
Secretary. Wilson, of the Department
of Agriculture made thla remark in
It Is thought likely that at least an- an authorised statement regarding the
other week will be requlrej for the 1 'act that there had come to his know-
pcrmnnent filling of the panel after the
peremplorle have been excerclsed, to
The grand Jury, has adjourned to
meet next Saturday afternoon at t
ocfk. Tho line of Investlgutlpn
now taken up bear on the slot ma
chine graft of two years ago. i This
ledge Information that a number of
manufacturers of foods and drugs
were freely advertising that the Uni
ted States government waa guarantee
ing tneir products. The Secretary
said that the serial number and the
guaranty number required by the pure
food and drug act to be placed on food
Is ncarlng an end and it la believed It RIJd ,ru8T products were being used by
may result In a'number of Indictment
against several city officials. Among
theVltnesses are a number of ex-po
lice commissioners, members of the po
lice boand of 1906. . ,.. .,.
Tho day of the so-called city com
missary ('epartment appear to be num
bered. Tho city attorney has handed
down an opinion that the department! 1101 f tn government
Is illegal and In addition the evidence Tno Secretary declared
already secured by the grand jury Is,
It la said, sufficient to warrant In re
commending It abolition. This means
that th purchase of suppling for the
hospltajs and other branches of the
these manufacturers for this purpose.
The serial number," said Secretary
Wilson, ' 1 asslghed'to fix the rospon
slblllty where It belongs upon the
manufacturers and to protect lnna
cent dealer, who have a right under
the law to rely upon his guarantee. It
Is the guaranty of the manufacturer.
would be made by the department to
put a stop to the statements, "I will
do a litle advertising myself," he said,
"In behalf of the people. I am grow
Ing tired of seeing these untruthful
municipal services will revert to the I statement on the advertising pages
old channels and be removed from the
control of any political combination,
VOLCANO IN ERUPTION.
VALPARAISO, Chile, April 17.
News has reached here that the Puy-
. , , A Vnlnnnn In .h . - . , J
i vtvniiu 11, tuo IHU'lUve oi vaiQi-
la. Is in violent eruption, , The erup
tions are accompanied by awful sub
terranean rumblings, earthquakes', in
tense darkness, eleotrlcal displays, a"h
es and boiling water. The flowing
lava has set fir to the surrounding
forest and' the inhabitants are fleeing
or the magailne, tho wall of the
New York subway and the advertising
spaces of the street car of the princi
pal cities. Manufacturers who will
deceive the public about the guaranty
will lie about the quality of the pro
He added that the)aw would be ad
ministered fairly and that no honest
manufacturer need fear tho Depart-
wlll "Take nap Judgment of him or
harass him in any way." .
BA8E BALL SCORES.
SAN FRANCISCO, Portland 8, Oak
NEW YORK. April 17. The flrt
annual convention of the National Ar
bitration and Peace Congress ended
tonight, after a three day's session wl
two large banquets, one at the Hotel
Astor and the other at the Waldorf
Astoria. Tho event of greatest In
terest was the decoration of Andrew
Carnegie with a cross of the Legion of
Honor by the French Government, rep
resented by Baron d' Estournelle de
Constant. In appreciation of his work
for Peace and his gift of the Palace at
tho Hague. Carnegie, who 1 the
President of the Congress, tonight
gave out the statement a to the re
suits of Congress. Although not so
designated by Carnegie the statement
constitutes a reply to some suggestions
contained in the letter which Presi
dent Roosevelt addressed to the Con'
gres on the opening day.
About 600 guests were present at
the Waldorf Astoria dinner. Seth Low
presided and announced several mes
sages from European Royalties and
dlgnatartes. All complimented the
peace conference land expressed best
wishes for the success of the work,
Among the speakers were Baron d' Es-
tournellea de Constant. Professor Hugo
Franke, William J. Bryan, Archbishop
Ireland and Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott,
Andrew Carnegie presided over the
Hotel Astor dinner. Among speakers
was ambassador Bryce, of England,
Earl Grey, Governor General of. Can
ada and Ambassador Creel, of Mexico.
PASADENA, CaU April, 17. Mr.
Shlpsby, guest at the Elvavra hotel.
In this city, was killed yesterday af
ternoon by falling down an elevator
shaft In the hotel building. Mrs. Shi.
psby wa the wife of a member of the
Great Northern Implement Manufac
turing company of Minneapolis.
HERMANN TESTIMONY AT END.
WASHINGTON, April 17. The last
witness was heard today In the Her
mann trial and the government fin
ished presenting to court Its sugges
tions regarding the law point Involved
in the ptisecutlon. The testimony to
day was unimportant, except to clear
up several minor matter.
TO DECIDE MOVES
BORAH MADE NO APPEAL.
BOJSE, Ida., April 18. Senator Bo
rah 1 out of town, but his closest
friends authorise the statement that he
ha made no appeal to the President or
Attorney General In connection with
his tndictemnt on tha charge of con
spiracy in the alleged timber frauds.
His friends are at an entire loss to un
derstand how such a report originated,
Jerome and Thaw Counsel to Confer
on Question of Bail.
NEW YORK, April 17. When Dis
trict Attorney Jerome returns to his
office from Lakevllle, Conn., today. It
Is expected hat arrangements will be
maJe for a conference between him
and Harry K. Thaw' lawyers with
reference to the possibility of having
Thaw admitted to ball. Tho confer
ence will probably be fteld thl morn
ing. It is known that tha defendant's
family fearing the effect on Thaw's
health of tho confinement In prison
during the long summer months, are
most anxious to arrange for his tem
porary release, and if Mr. Jerome
could be pursuaded to listen to their
pleadings they are willing to give as-
President Takes Harriman Case
Under Personal Supervision.
Causes President Roooovolt To Bo Sur
Tho Can Don't Aiaum Tho Atti
tude Of Porwnal Hostility Givo Up
Vaoation To Make Investigation.
CHICAGO, April 17. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Washington says:
President Roosevelt proposes to take
Into his hands the determination a to
whether an attempt shall be made to
break up the Harriman railroad com
bination or not and ho come to the
conclusion that it 1 hi duty to study
the cose from beginning to end.
The President ha been placed on a
position of antagonism to Mr. Harri
man, and on that account he Is partic
ularly desirous that no steps should be
taken by and department of the gov
ernment in such a way a to leave the
Impression that It was the result of
personal hostility on tho part of Presi
dent Roosevelt himself.
To satisfy himself as to the exact
situation the President ' proposes to
read all the testimony taken by the
Interstae Commerce Commission on
the subject Then he will have a con
ference with Attorney General Bona
parte, and will ask the head of the De
partment of Justice to apply to the
actsthe President submits to him
he general law In the Case and be par
ticularly laid down by the United Stat
es Supreme Court In the Northern Se
curities case. All this will take time
and It will Involve an Immense amount
of personal labor on the part of the
President - He may have to give up
a good deal of hi vacation time to the
work, but It will be done sooner or
later and when his decision Is made
be will be satisfied with it because It
will be the result of personal painstak
ing Investigations and not the con- "
elusion of a subordinate arrived at
through partial or hurried scrutiny.
CUBA REGULAR ARMY.
HAVANA,, April ' 17. Opinion here is
opposed to the plan of tho American
general staff to establish a Cuban re
gular army of 12,000 men to replace
the rural guard. It Is said that it
will be diKlcult to recruit that number
of men. . -