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f POTCTlAXD, OCEGby nrEByTSbAY EVENING. ; OCTOBER 15; 1902.
VOL'. I. XO. 188.
: f PKICE . FIVE CENTS.
Of Good : Roads Conven
tion on Today
Perfected and Officers Are Being
Ecctd This After
noon. Tho. organisation of the Oregon Good
Heads) Association aa perfected at tbla
morning's seaalon of tho Good Roads' eon'
ventlon and offloara are being elected at
the oloe lag session this afternoon.
" At this morning's session addresses
were delivered br A. L. Craig, Assistant
Superintendent of Mall Dedlvery of tha
United States Government. Consul H.
B. Millar, who was to have delivered an
address on "Roads in China," could not
be present on account of being called
away to CorvaUls on important business,
The committee on resolutions recommend
' ed the perfection of a permanent organ!
satlon, which was adopted by motion,
after wiloh the convention adjourned to
meet at 1 o'clock this afternoon.,
The meeting was called to order by
Chairman Richardson, who, after some
preliminary remarks, introduced J. W,
Erwln of San Francisco as the first
J. W. ER WIN'S ADDRESS.
Mr. Erwln took as his subject '"Good
Roads a Pre-reqttialto to Rural Free De
livery Extension," and handled it ez
cellentry. He explained the system of
rural free delivery thoroughly and was
frequently interrupted by applause. He
said in part:
"The Paciflo Division of the rural free
delivery embrace's -Washington, Oregon,
Idaho. Utah, Nevada, California and Art
Bona, while m point of area it Is the
largest of the eight divisions, approximat
ing one-sixth of the United States, it has
the smallest number of routes in opera
tion. This Is not alone due to the fact
'that we have onlv 4 rr nent nt tha r,,i Di
lation, bu? the greatest obstacle to the
development of the service is the absence
of good roads. In 60 cases in this division
petitions for the establishment of "the
service have been reported on adversely
because of bad roads or the absence of
roads whereby a route of desirable length
could be laid out.
"We have on the Paciflo Slope today
. Z43 rural free delivery routes in success
ful operation, of which 126 are in Call
fornia, 48 la Oregon, 43 in Washington, 12
each in Idaho and Utah and two In Ari
zona. Sixty-nine additional routes have
been favorably reported upon and will
be established within a short time, while
89 petitions are now pending.
"Good roads mean easier transportation
of the farm products to market and a
consequent reduction in the cost of such
transportation. They mean much to the
children of the farmer In acquiring an
education, enabling them to reach the
sohoolhou8es, from which they are often
debarred for many days each year by
bad roads." -
ADDRESS BTA. L CRAIG.
The addresa of Mr. Erwin was fol
lowed by one by A. L. Craig on "The
Railroads and the Wagon Roads." Be
cause of its excellence, Hon. Martin
Dodge, the United States Director of
Good Roads, will have It printed in
pamphlet form and aent free to all who
aak for It. 1
Mr. Craig handled his subject thorough
ly and proved td all who heard him that
the salvation of Oregon la good roads,
Ha made vivid comparisons between rail
roads and wagon roads and pointed out
the fact that if Oregon would have 'more
good roads the value of the land would
Increase and tens of thousands more, fami
lies could derive their living off of the
oil of this state. In part he said:
"Without the wagon roads the railroads
. could not exist any more than this city
could prosper or 'even have Its beginning
without a surrounding country to support
"Why baa the O. R. A N. apent millions
of dollars In eliminating the curves, in
reducing grades. In building steel bridges.
In laying heavier rails and in more solid
embankments T Do you think it is simply
that some one may ride with a little more
comfort than heretofore? ' Not by any
means. While the comfort' of Its patrons
is always a strong element for considera
tion, the main reason for the Improve
ment Is. that the expenditure of this
money will mean such a saving in the
expense of operation that the result is a
greater profit on all the capital Invested.
Today the greatest distance a farmer
can afford to haur- wheat over existing
wagon roads to the railroad Is about 29
miles. If the wagon road can be so Im
proved that with the same number , of
horses and with the same wagon two tons
can be hauled Where one is tne present
limit, it will also be found that the ex
treme' boundary of the profitable wtteat
would be 40 miles or double what it is
now. That is, a farmer under the im
proved condition of wagon roads, - 40
miles distant from the market, could pro
duce wheat with as muqh profit for him
self as the farmer who today Is but one
half of that distance removed from the
buyer at the raUway.'atatione.
"Over three And one naif millions of
acres would be added to the producing
area of the Pacific Northwest, If an addi
tional atrip only five miles, wide could
be brought within reach of a market by
good roads, contlnguous to the entire line
C of the O. tie & N. 'This would support
nearly 22,000 families'." ,
- '- BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
1 Resolutions ware then passed
the gentlemen, for delivering addresses.
The committee' on resolutions recommend
ed the' organisation of the Oregon Good
Roads Association.' that the association
elect permanent officers and that the by
laws which they recommended be adopt
ed. The report was unanimously adopted.
. In addition to the list of names printed
In yesterday's Journal, tha following were
also present: .
SOMBTWHO ?WERE PRESENT- .
, W C.Cowglll, Baker City; Henry E.
Reed, Portland; H. B. Springer, Shedds;
H. . G. Springer, , Bhedds; George' W.
Lambersoo, Portland; J. T. Milner, Port
land; F. X'. Barnes, Portland: H. R.
Brookes, Roseburg; John , Moron, Mill
CltyML B. Chapman, Troutdale; Edwin
Stone, .'Albany; B. P. Reynolds, lone; 1,
B, ; KiiUn, pregon City: C. A. Hawkins,
Ban Francisco; H. & Smith, Portland; 3.
B. Doan, - Rainier; Wm. H. Hampton,
Placer Mrs. J.- M, Flllon, The Dalles;
Mrs. J, B. Bhellaberger, Portland; Edyth
T. Weathered, Portland; Jefferson Mey
ers, Portland; H. H. Carson,- Grants Pass;
John ' H. Scott; . Salem; John Lewellln,
Oregon City; I H. Hazard, Coquille; P.
Cox, Astbury; J. C A. Bowlby, Astoria;
D. C Millar, Portland; E. Rathbone, Be
attle; . IS. J. , Frailer, Eugene; R. V.
Pratt, Portland; Thos. Froman, Albany;
Henry B. Thlelsen, Salem; B. F. Rhodes,
McMtattville; J. D. Wing, Mt. Pleasant,
Wash.; George H. Durham, Portland; J.
H. Alblt, .Salem; N. M. Pollman. Baker
City; A. C, Woodcock, EMgene; Ben F.
French, Portland; S. Weldon, Portland;
R. M. Hall, Portland; Otto Schumann,
Portland; U Weeks, Portland.
LAST NIGHT'S DOINGS.
. An excellent addresa on "Highways and
Their Construction," showing with stere
optieon views the principal highways in
Surope and America, was delivered last
ght by James W. Abbott, Commissioner
of the Office of Publio Road Inquiries.
After the address, which waa thoroughly
enjoyed and' appreciated -e banquet -was
given at Kruse's Grill Room, at which
over 100 persons sat down to a sump
tuously set table.
FOUND IN CELLAR
Three Human Skeletons Unearthed
, by St. Joseph Police.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Oct. 15. The city
Is considerably wrought up over the dis
covery of three human skeletons in the
cellar of a prominent physician of this
What Is supposed to be a system of
crime which has been carried on In this
city for years was brought to light last
night when the police while searching for
evidence unearthed three human skeletons
In a walled-off partition of the cellar of
the residence of Dr. C. L. Weaver, which
were supposed to have been concealed
there by the physician. ..
Dr. Weaver has occupied the house ever
since it waa built and it Is known that
he has a considerable practice of a spe
cial nature, and it is the opinion of the
officials that the skeletons sre those of
victims of results of peculiar operations.
The doctor was at once arrested and
will be held pending an investigation.
TO REDUCE ARMY
President Issfics Orders to Keep It
Down to the Minimum.
WASHINGTON. Oct 15. Under the spe
cial direction of President Roosevelt an
army order was issued today which pro
vides for the reduction of the United
States army to the minimum figure of
69,600. In speaking of the matter the
President gave aa his reason for this
action that he considers the Philippine
situation at the present time is suffi
ciently paaceahla to Obviate the. necessity
pf keeping the army up to the present
rating of 65,000.
Motorman and Conductor Liable
for the Death of Craig.
PITTS FIELD, Oct lS.-Speoal Justice
Hlbbard today filed his findings of the
inquest held) over Craig, President Roose
velt's body-guard, -who - waaklUed -on
September Srd. He says that the car waa
allowed to attain .a dangerous and un
reasonable speed 'and was permitted to
maintain such speed to. a point where it
became Impossible to avoid a collison.
In view of these facta, I am obliged to
find that it waa the unlawful act of
Jamea Kelly, conductor, and Motorman
Euolid Madden, that contributed to the
death of William Craig.
WINDOW GLASS RESUMPTION
MUNCIB Ind.. Oct. US. In pursuance
with the Detroit agreement today wit
nessed a genera resumption of work at
the window glass factories of the Indiana
gas belt. After being Idle all summer
the big factories here and at Alexandria,
Gaa City and elsewhere, In the vicinity,
have begun work in full blast and expect
to continue operations during the next
seven or seven and a half mouths with
PHOENIX Oct 15. The 'Board of
Trade here la Investigating the troubles
at Ft. McDowell Indian Agency and hope
to remove the impending danger. The
situation- is menacing, as 400 Apaches
nrev noon the ranch iroflucts of a score
of settlers, and the latter are losing pa
tience. Any overt act on either side will
inevitably preolpHata a -deadly oonfUot.
N. P. LAND
Case Passed Up to the
Did the Maps Filed in Early Pays
Give the Proper
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15.-The Circuit
Court of Appeals has ordered that cer
tain questions of law be certified to by
the Supreme Court of the United States
In the case of the United States, appel
lant, vs. he Northern Paciflo Railroad.
appellee. This Is an appeal ' from the
United States District Court of Washing
ton, whereby It is sought to review the
decree of the Circuit Court in the suit of
equity brought by the United States to
cancel patents for land issued to the
Northern Pacific years ago. On account
of the great public importance of the
question, as it affects a great part of the
land north of Portland as far as the
Sound, and affects practically all the
settlers, the Circuit Court passes it up to
the Supreme Court to decide first. Did
the Perham map of 1865 and the maps
filed In 1870 with the-Secretary of the In
terlor sufficiently designate the bound
aries of the grant of that portion of the
road along the Columbia River to Port
land so that more lands were Included
in a subsequent grant by a Joint resolu
tion of 1870 in aid of the road from Port
land to the Puget Sound. Second: Are the
appellees estopped bx reason of the filing
of said maps. Third: Was it the inten
tion of the joint resolution of 1870 to in
clude In the grant In aid of . the road
from Portland to Puget Sound any lands
within the place pf the limits so desig
nated on saidmap.
Says President's Message Will
- Recommend Tariff Commission.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oot, 15. Speaking
of the next message of President Roose
velt last night, Postmaster General Payne
said that it would probably recommend
the appointment of a permanent tariff
commission. During' an Interview he said:
"He wll) probably favor a reduction of
Import duties upon products which ho
longer need protection. He is also in
clined to favor the creation of a perman
ent tariff commission which can at all
times receive testimony subject to expert
consideration and the varying InfefeSls of
production and trade, submitting its re
ports and recommendations to Congress
as other departments of the Govern
NAMED BY HANNA.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. IS. A letter re
ceived by the Republican Central Com
mittee from Mark Hanna, states that the
Senator has appointed C. H. McLeod, of
Missoula, as a member of the Republican
National Committee in place pf E. L.
J?5J?Hm -VU pctt,.,l5,-W. .?,
Dillingham was re-elected United States
Senator from Vermont by the Legislature
The Pope and Emmanuel Refuse to
See Boer Generals.
ROME, Oct 15. A sensation was cre
ated here over the Information given out
this .morning that Generate Botha, De
wet and Delarney had been refused an
audience with either the Pope or King
Emmanuel. . .
It was learned this morning that the
three Boer Generals, Dewet, Botha and
Delarey had requested audiences with the
Pope and King Emmanuel, which were
refused. Although an attempt was made
to Interview the three Generals In regard
to the refusal of both the King and the
Pope to grant them an audience they
would not make any statements as to
what effect it would have upon the Con
tinuance of the European tour, however.
It is believed that they- will not take the
refusals in the light of a urn-down.
The Famous Molineux Murder Case
Begun This Morning.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15. Much Interest is
beinf shown in the famoua murder trial
of young ' Molineux, who Is being tried
the second time on the charge of killing
Mrs. Adams by poison, sent through the
malls. The cast was begun la Justice
Barrett's court this morning. Tha prison
er is confluent of acquittal. While tha
prosecution feels Just aa sure that tha
verdict of the first trial Will be upheld.
THE LIARKLEY TRIAL
Champoeg Ilurder Cast Is in the
J. Earisof the Jury.
SALEM, Oct. 15. The trial of J. F.
Markley, the Champoeg murderer, for the
killing of hi former business associate,
J. D. Fain." was the aU-bsorblng attrac
tion in thla City yesterday, and the Cir
cuit Court room at the court houae waa
crowded all day by spectators to hear
theteatlmony Jn the case. The taking
of . testimony mx at o'clock, and waa
completed at 4, S witnesses being ex
amined during that tune. The case was
the hardest fought legal battle in the hla
tory of Marion County, but there" was
little ' Jarring between opposing counsel
and the contest developed no ill feeling,
o often the seault of similar fights.
Markley: was" In court, bright and
smiling, and watched the proceedings
closely. . He had more the appearance "of
an attorney Interested in the case than
that of a criminal on trial for hia life,
and his coolness attracted general atten
tion, when the taoat damaging testimony
was introduced by the state.
The witnesses for the prosecution did
not always agree, and as a result the
chain of circumstantial evidence was not
made as strong as the state's attorneys
might hajt'e desired. Two physicians wh
held a post-mortem examination over the
nemalna of John, D. Fain, the murdered
man, orf June 83, jjpr live first witnesses,
and they disagreed as to the number, of
wounds found In the body of Fain, where
the death-dealing shot had entered, one
qf them testifying to one woupd, the other
to two. The J?tte family, of Champoeg,
neighbors of the murdered man and the
defendant, was therein full force. C. W.
A. Jette he purchased the land from
Fa.lnwh!ch .was believed Jo ha.ye.been the
motive for the crime waa on hand, and
told the story of the shooting as told him
by Fain before the latter died. He was
followed ty others of the family and other
witnesses who had reached Faln's side
before death closed the stricken man's
Hps, and on direct examination they told
the story of the killing, disagreeing only
in minor parts. But on cross-examina
tion, conducted by John M. Gearln, of
Portland, on behalf of the defendant, they
differed widely, and aa the witnesses were
all excluded from the court room, and
no one of them knew what others testi
fied to, witnesses frequently damaged the
case of the state materially. The prose-cutton-
brwrghr'-very - little- testimony to
show that the shotgun belonging to Mark-
ley had been found In a condition show
ing that it had-fteen recetntly fired, when
the owner was arrested.
The defense placed Mr. Markley on the
stand and he denied many of the state
ments made by the state's witnesses.
Other witnesses tor the defense, leading
citizens of the Champoeg neighborhood,
testified to the defendant's good character
and peaceable disposition during a rest'
dence of 25 years In that section, many
years of which were spent In the mer
At t p. m., the testimony being all in.
District Attorney Hart made the open
ing statement to the Jury on behalf of the
state, and he was followed . by John A.
Carson, who made a plea for the de
fense, and this, rooming John M. Gearln
closed for the defense, and Deputy Dis
trict Attorney John H. McNary for the
state, when the court delivered the charge
to the Jury and the 12 men retired to de
liberate upon a verdict .
Opinion varied among the spectators
as to the resun oi im worn m ijie juiy-
Many believed that a verdict of acquittal
or at least a hung Jury would be the re
suit, while others Just as confidently pre
dicted a verdict of murder in the- first
degree. Attorneya on tooth sides were con
fident of success, while the defendant
himself, the one most .vitally interested,
expressed his confidence In. his acquit
tal. , i T .
a w- aBBB '
NEW YORK. Oct. 15. Lord Upton a
challenge arrived on the Oceanic mall to
day and will be officially read to the New
York Yacht Club tonight. The challenge
Is aim liar to the on of two yeara ago.
It is for races between SO-foot sloops.
LEXINGTON. Oct, 15. Earl Whitney,
of Nashville, la thJr afternoon making a
confession of the murder of A. R. Chlnn
and various other burglaries. A stenogra
pher la taking the soofesslso .
. . . -. -
American :: Interests, Im
periled at Valencia, ,
United States Battleships Go to the
Scene of Action at
. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 Quite a stir
has been created here In Army circles over
a message cabled to the State Depart
ment by Minister Bowen last n.ght.
Minister Bowen has cabled to the State
JOHM F. MARKLEY CASE
NOW IX THE HANDS
OF THE JURY. '
Department from Caracas thst the Ameri
can Interests at Valencia are In great
danger. He saya that both armies 1-ave
been facing each other for several ay
and have finally come together and a
terrible battle Is now In progress. The
town Is completely surrounded and it is
feared that it Is liable to fall Into the
hands of the enemy almost any moment.
In which case It Is certain that great
damage will be done to American inter
ests there as well as In other parts . of
The situation lias become so threaten-
tnff that Kflnlutr hua Wnm. f .- u r
ful as to the ultimate results of the revo-
iutlon which has been so long fought, and
has cabled to the department that It is
absolutely imperative that additional pro
tection be sent at once for the Amerlcun
interests In the turbulant district. He
requests that 1'nlted Stales battleships be
sent 'to his aid at once, as the situation
is verv alarmliur.
In response to the request of the Min- i
ister the department will dispatch battle- I
Ships to the scene of action without delay. I
Schooner Shenandoah Encounters
NEW YORK. Oct 13.-The American
four-masted schooner Shenandoah arriv
ed here this morning, being out 123 days
from San Francisco. She brings a re
port of an exceptionally unfortunate voy
age, having encountered four severe
storms, which resulted in the ship being
very badly crippled. There were several
accidents to members of the crew during
the voyage, one of them being fatal.
William Vamey fell from aloft and was
killed. Mate Taylor was seriously Injured
by falling wreckage and the cabin boy
had a leg and several ribs broken.
A GOOD BUSINESS,
Walla Walla Land Office Makes a
-Wa4la WALLA, Oct J6. Last quarter
tho local land office made a record In. Ju
business; ' and handled CMH.SI In caah.
as against SS490.I3 for the same quarter
last year. This is a splendid showing and
Is accounted for by the rush for lands in
Adams and Franklin Counties during the
past year. Homesteads to the number of
1S were entered, while 39 final proofs
were made. The record for the past year
has beep good, exceptionally good, in fact,
and it promises to be kept up for a year
or two yet.
CHATfbfti-5 .-WhMt?o4 Tla"
They Are Holding a Private Conference
Today-Regarding Offer of- '
the Mine Operators.
. - - -v - ' '
Important Announcement ExpededAhbama-
Coal Miners Win Big Mass Meetings-
Endorse MitcheH-Owners Won't Talk, : -
WASHINGTON, Oct., 15. It la understood her that President, Mitchell haa
rejected the operator' arbitration plan and has aubmltted a counter proposition
accepting the arbitration principle, but Inalating that Preeldent Roosevelt ahould
be left unrestricted.',' . .. . . , , .
WASHINGTON. Oct 15At :50 Presi
dent Mitchell left the "temporary White
House saying that after getting lunch he
would leave for Wllkesbarre. He again
declined to discuss the conference. Im
mediately after Mitchell's departure Sec
retary Cortetyou saw President Roosevelt
and later announced that a statement
mlgKt be issued tonight,
TALKS AT LONG DISTANCE.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. President
Mitchell was In Sargent's office until time
to return to the conference with Presi
dent Roosevelt. During the entire hour
and a half he was there the long dis
tance telephone line to Wllkesbarre was
kept busy. H is said that Mitchell was
conferring with the District Presidents,
who were assembled at his office n
WASHINGTON. Oct ""M-. President
Mitchell, of the Miners' Union, arrived
here early this morning. When question
ed oa to the object of hia vtsK he would
not discuss the matter any further than
to say that he had come y hold an Inter
view with President Roosevelt. He would
make no statement whatever as to what
he had to report
On h!s arrival here President. Mitchell
went at ouce tothe temporary White
House and immediately entered the con
ference room where he met Speaker Hen
derson, who happened to be In the room
- tho timeoir- buatnms- foreign to the
turlkc Mitchell and Bueaker Henderson
; entered Into a couversatlon which lasted
I funeral minutes before the arrival of
i Commissioner Wright who conducted
Mitchell to President Roosevelt. No time
I was lost In Wmalltles and the dlscus
j sion was openea Immediately. The meet
, Ing lasted overXan hour and It is be
f Cnvccr that-some", important" conclusions
; were r-'uehed, however, on emerging from
1 " , inference room Mr. Mitchell posl-
tiveiy declined to aiscuns either the strike
or the features of thettitervlew, saying
that It would be disrespectful to Presi
As soon as he could gVt
newspaper mn who were
I went dirtctly to the officer
s'ner of Immigration Sargent,
remained for some time.
President. Mitchell has an appointment
to meet I'resldent Roosevelt agalnx at I
o'clock this afternoon for the purpose- of
further discussing the otter of the opera-
OF A HOLD-UP
How the North Powder Agent of
0. R. & N. Felt at the Time.
Harry Walters,-: R. A N. agent at
North Powder, was seen by a Journal
representative today and told the story
of the recent "hold-up" of his office a
few weeks ago.
"No. 5, the west-bound passenger train
was Tkte that evening," said Mr. Wal
ters, "and I was Bitting up to wait for
it. Haying nothing particular to dq, as
my office work was done up early in the
evening, I went over to the town, a few
blocks away to find a crowd, where I
could spend the hour with a little enjoy
ment as a depot la tha lonliest place on
earth, when the doors are closed and the
lights out My wife waa asleep in oar
living apartments and there was nothing
unusual In . the appearance of the
"hoboes" who had visited th depot that
"About an hour before the train was due
1 started back to the office, thinking I
would have some passengers to go. About
half Way. between, the town and the of
fice I was seised from behind by two
men and before I could call for help "my
mouth .was stuffed full of rags. .It seemed
like there was a whole ''bolt" of calioo. In
my mouth. I couldn't make a sound of
any kind and was eo frightened that I
didn't make much .of a struggle. I was
pushed and dragged into the depot my
hands and feet tied, after I had opened
the safe, and I waa placed on -my back
on the floor; of the waiting-room. It
aeemed an sge from the time I was left
there until a passenger Intending to go
away on the train found me and awoke
my wife. It may be an Interesting ex
perience for some peQPl to crave, but It
Is net conducive to long Hfe. as 1 felt
that about five years of misery had passed
la that 49 alButea.1
away from the
Itohell at once
tors. Great Interest Is being shown as v
to the result of the meeting, as important
developments are expected.
MINERS WIN. '
BIRMINGHAM, .Ala-, Oct 15-Tba O0l " -strike
in this region was settled today
and the entire force of five thousand '
miners will return to work tomorrow
morning. The terms of settlement are
not made public, but . It is -believed that '
the companies agreed to collect the as
sessment levied for the aid of the atrlk '
ing 'anthracite miners. '
KLEPETKO SAILS. " '
BOSTON. Oct. 15. -Frank KlepetkO.
who la mentioned aa a probable member
of the atrlke arbitration commission, for.
merly general superintendent of the Bos-''
ton-Montana Amalgamated Copper prop-''
ertles, at Butte, sailed last night for r
Peru, where he takes charge of J. B ',
Haggln'a copper mlnea.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Oct lSPresl-V
dent Mitchell left for Washington a
o'clock this morning, accompanied by f -Walter
Wellman. a newspaper corti' .:
spondent who is supposed to represent
the administration. It Is generally imw
derstood that he' has gone to confer with
President Roosevelt - '
ENDORSE MITCHELL. r'l"'- '
T AM AQUA, Oct 15. Large mass meet
Inga are being held throughout Panther ,
Valley today and In all caaes it was vot--ed-to.
leave the-matter of settlement en-' .
tirely In President Mitchell's hands. It
is believed that he will lead th .miners .
to victory. " i
OPERATORS WAITING. ' - - -NEW
YORK. Oct. 15,-The coal opera t- '
ora today are simply waiting Word front
Waahlngtbn. Until then " they: decline to
discuss the strike altuatlofar" T'" "T
STOCK GOES DOWN, ' '
NEW YORK, Oct. 15.-The absence of
an official announcement after-this morn- -ing's
session between President Roosevelt
and President Mitchell lead to a pessi
mistic feeling In Wall street and tha be- .
lief that Mitchell declined 'the operators
arbitration plan caused the result thai
Reading stock again declined away. '
SCMITZ IS CALLED. . '
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct lB.-MayoM
Schmits leaves tomorrow morning on re
quest of Mitchell to meet the District
Presidents in New York on Tuesday next '
Important Discoveries by Geologist
TACOMA. Oct 15. Geologist Schrade
has returned from Central Alaska where,
with 17 assistants, he explored .' and -mapped
a great area of country that haa
hitherto beenunexptored. He made Im
portant discoveries of copper' ore on tho"
Tanana and Nebesna Rivera. These riv- ' .
era head from two immense live glaciers, V
one of which Is 40 miles long and two
miles wide. The" season's work win be
quickly mapped for use by Alaska pros- '
pectora. . t '
CAN'T FURNISH BAIL
DETROIT, Oct, 15. The Supreme Court y
this morning fixed the ball of Frank An- .
drews, who was convicted of wrecking tho
City Savings Bank by misappropriating
$1.000,00. at-100,000. ' Andrews says ho 7
cannot furnish the amount and win prob
ably have to acpt the alternatlV,oi
15 years' Imprisonment -
Harry Murphy, for some time past car.
toonlst for tho Oregonlan, has accepted
similar position . with tho Philadelphia
Enquirer. Mr. Murphy haa been with tho
morning paper for some time' and is very
well known to tho newspaper readers of
Oregon. " .
At the afternoon seaaloa of the Rath
boao Blstera Kllaa " Imbrlo waa elects J
Grand Chief and Mra Barrett Urand AJL
of 2. -