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VOL. III. NO. 245.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 16. 1904 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
INSANITY MAY BE THE
PLEA OF MRS. CHADWICK
T. W. Lawson Visits Col.
Greene Instantly on
LIST STARtS UPWARD
Representative Baker De
mands Facts in Beef
MAX PRAGHT RESIGNS
FROM LAND OFFICE
Amalgamated Copper Recovers
Three Dollars and a Half Ad
vance However Occurs on
Oregon City Man is Believed to
Have Forestalled Dismissal
Consul Miller Wants Trans
fer to Kobe.
(Special Dtapatcb t. The Journal.)
New York, Dae. If. The expected has
happened and yet It hasn't. Colonel
Oreene of the Oreene Consolidated Cop
per company haa met I my. won.
Whether this was the cause which led
te the general rise In the New York
stock exchange today Is not known but
It Is believed that Lawson and Oreene
have come to some agreement and there
will bo no blood shed.
Under forced buying by the Standard
Oil-Amalgamated brokers the market to
day began business with an advance
shown through all parts of the big list
and (his was continued all through the
One of the special features of the
board today waa the big advance show
by the Pacific Mail Steamship company
nock despite the fact that word cornea
from New York that the existing con
tract between the United mates govern
ment and the steamship company will
soon come to an end. 'This contract has
not been a fat one for the steamship
line and the regular speculators do not
see what has happened to raaks Pa
clflc Mall stock Shaw such an advance
as It did today. Paelflo Mall has been
one of the stocks fostered by Uawson
and since it made the sensational ad
vance several weeks ago. It has been In
active , with the exception of one time
when the Amalgamated people forced It
down in order te hurt their openly stated
Today Pacific Mall was a good seller
end began to show an advance from the
very ft rat sale. The market opened
strong at'43fe, fully $1 higher than the
previous day's close. Yesterday there
was not a single sale of the stock snd
It wss not quoted. After the opening
the price seemed to become stronger
and It lumped to 41 and Was even
stronger at that point than at the open
ing. It mads a quick but steady fcaln
to 44 and closed at 44 . practically the
high point Ita rise from the previous
session was (3.12fe.
The largest gain during the day was
insde by Tennea.ee Coal a Iron, which
showed a net rise of 14 orer the pre
vious closing. The market opened
stronger at IH. This was an advance
of S3 over the close of Thursday. There
wss but a temporary reaction back to
(a after the opening. It became strong
sgain a few minutes later and went back
t 70 and made s gradual rise all
through the session. It closed at 71 1,
the high point of the day.
The following were the advances
shewn during the day. as compared
with those of yeaterdsys closing:
Close Close Oaln
Today. Thurs. Today.
Bug tr Refining
alttmore a O.. .
ock Is., com .
C N. W
St. Psul . .
Che. A Ohio . . .
Colorado Fuel . ,
Canadian Pac. .
Illinois Central. .. 154
I. .V N 14S
Katy. pref. ...
Missouri Par. .
N. Y. Central .
Southern Pac. .
Tenn. Cos! ..
tin. Pac, com.
Steel, com. . . .
Steel, pref. . .
Amalgamated copper stock had a sub
stantial gain today and did not seem to
. 81 e
134 V 3.375
33 1 .114
7 4 00
(W..nia(too Bureau or The Journal.)
Washington, Dec. 14. Max Pracht'e
resignation, and a request for the trans
fer of Consul Miller from Niuchwang.
were the items of greateat Oregon later
est In Washington today and the matter
of broadest interest perhaps, was the
renewed attack of Batter on the truss
through a resolution in the house.
Baker la the representative from New
York whose resolution to Investigate the
steel trust was recently tabled. Tods
he Introduced a similar resolution aimed
at the beef trust.
The resolution as offered requests the
attorney general to report to the house
the progress of his investigation In the
prosecution of the beef trust under the
Sherman anti-trust act. Oreat Interest
will center on the action taken on the
resolution ss It will be taken as a fair
Indication of what may be expected un
der the new administration of the office.
The senate committee on territories
today reported tbat the statehood bill
would be announced as soon as the Phil
ippine bill Is out of the way and will
move to make it unfinished business in
Max Pracht, the special agent of the
general land orrice at Oregon uity, nas
resigned, his resignation to take effect
January 11. It is believed that his res
ignation was tendered to forestall a re
quest that his resignation be handed In
The house today passed Hermann's
bill to pay George McOheehey of Rose
burg 3137 due on a mall contract.
Senator Pulton has asked the state de
partment to transfer Henry B. Miller.
the American consul at Niuchwang.
China, to Kobe. Japan, wnicn is a more
Congressman Williamson will have a
hearing before the rivers and harbors
committee tomorrow In behalf of ex
tending the lower Willamette and Co
in irjbla river projects to Include Robs
(Journal Special Barries.)
Cleveland, O., Dec. 10. Evi
dence In the Chadwlck case Is
not lacking today to indicate the
possibility that her atomeye will
plead Insanity as the eause for
her remarkable transactions. The
prisoner's frequent changes in
statement, sudden disagreements
with attorneys and complete Ir
responsibility In Interviews, to
gether with the many contradic
tory stories she haa told, are said
to be the grounds for the pos
sible Insanity plea.
Even In her meeting with
Banker Beckwlth, whom she
ruined, can be found an excuse.
She met him listening without
the slightest sign of remorse,
and there was no change in her
demeanor when the wracked
banker, weak physically and
mentally, pleaded with her to
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TAFT WOULD END
Pacific Mail Stamship Company May No Longer Have the Mo
nopoly that Has Thrown Fortunes Into Its Coffers West
ern Coast Will Benefit by Proposed Changes.
SMALL BOYS SECURE
EXPENSIVE XMAS TREE
(Journal Special Serrlc.)
New York. Dec. 10. A valuable Sibe
rian fir tree Imported by the late Collis
P. Huntington and planted on his esiste
it Throggrs Neck, was cut down and car
rled off Wednesday night. Today Arch
er M. Huntington, who occupied tne
tin reported the theft to the police
station. Detectives found the tree In
the home of Johnnie Mulvey. 10 years
old. and Tommy 1 Milan, 12 year old.
'We didn't want to steal." said the.
boys, "but-we did want a Christmas tree
We Just went out and cut one.' The
youngsters wers- taken before Hunting
ton. He lectlured them; they said they
would not repeat the offense. Then he
said he would not make complaint
"And here, boys, he said; "taka the
(Continued on Page Three.)
LEAP THREE STORIES
'Journal Special Serrie.. )
Portsmouth. Dee. 1. Effle Phillips
was killed and Mattle Rice and Ola
Smith fatally Injured as the result of a
panic caused by an explosion In the toy
cap factory of Lloyd Adams. The
three girl. Jumped from a third story
window. Many other employes were
burned snd bruised. The building was
tCBOOL OIX KLLBD.
IRperful Dtasatrb to Tk. Journal )
Toppenlsh, Wash . Dec. t(. Nina Mar
tin, aged 13. was yesterday struck by a
train while going to school nesr here
snd killed Instantly. She was thrown
PORTLAND THIRD IN
Orrrrnment statistics prepared by the
department of commerce and labor. Just
received 1n this city, show that thera ara
only two ports In the UnMS4 States from
which more wheat was exported during
the 11 months ending with November
than was shipped from Portland during
the same period. Galveston takes the
lead with 18.341.833 bnshels to her
credit, and New Orleans comes next on
the list with a shlpmint of io.7ig.sos
bushels, Portland Is third, having ex
ported 4.011. 0 bushels of the creel
Puget sooftd te fourth with a shtpsaant
of 4 344.174 bushels, while Ban Fran
cisco is a close Afth with 4,10,1(3
But In the matter of flour shipments
(or the same period Portland ooctiplca
seventh place on the list. She leads
Ban Francisco, but falls far Id the rear
of Puget eound ports. -
This is easHy explained by the fact
that the Portland A Asiatic company
was unable to take car of all the flour
offered for shipment to the orient from
this port, snd It had to be sent by way
of the sound. Had there been adequate
transportation facilities hare It la prob
able that the government figures would
have been reversed In favor of Portland.
The flour exporta from the eight legat
ing porta for the 11 months are as fol
lows: New York. 3.83t.Tt barrels; Baltt
more, 3.052.07. Philadelphia. 2.342.505.
Puget sound. 1.803.39; New Orleans.
1.230.874; Newport News, 3(0.354; Bail
Kranciaco, (11,1(1; Portland, ((3.(01.
(Journal Special SerrteS.)
Washington. Dec. it. The contract
between the Pacific Mall Steamship
company and the Panama railway will
be ended within a tvw months, accord
ing to authoritative Information. Secre
tary 'raft, during his recent visit to
Panama, looked thoroughly into the
property affairs of the Panama railway.
He will confer with the president re
garding th policy to be pursued In the
management of the road, but It may be
stated on high authority that the de
termination to end the contract with
the Pacific Mall company baa already
The Panama railway has heretofore
been run as a close corporation, ap
parently for the purpose of paying fat
salaries. The president, general man
ager, resident manager and several
other officials receive salaries of 36.000
each, and the total expenses are 32oo.00o
a year. To rates this sum the rates on western coast.
47 miles of road were raised to pro
hibitive figures. Until recently the
passenger toll from Colon to Panama
was 38. It has been reduced to 34
By binding Itself to the Pacific Mall
by a contract whereby all through busl-
neaa was handled excluaively by that
company, the Panama company pre
vented the growth of general commerce
and the establishment of steamship
connections. The Income under this sys
tem was barely enough te pay the high
salaries of the road's officers.
With the railway open to all busi
ness offered, when the canal te opened
for traffic, u will oonstltute a valuable
aid to com me roe across the Isthmus.
if the rata fixed by the United
Statea are reasonabJs and ara designed
merely to cover the cost of operation,
it te expected that the through rate
to New York add the Pacific coast,
and vice versa, via Panama, will be
much lower than the transcontinental
rata, to the corresponding benefit of the
TO ASSIST HALL
Moody's Action Will Enable Him
to Appear Before the Grand
Jury in Land Fraud Cases.
Par the purpose of allowing Francis
J. Heney to appear In behalf of the gov
ernment before the federal grand jury,
which Is to convene next M.mday. ie has
bean appointed to the position of assist
ant district attorney for the district of
A Vilegram apprising him of his sp
polhtment was received oy Mr. Heney
this morning. The significance of this
sctlon te tba; Mr. Heney, wbo conducted
the trial of Puier and ate eo-cvnsplr-
ntota, la to have charge of the prieenta-
tton of evidence to the grand jury, which
te expected to present fresh indictments
against persons Implicated In the tend
There was some question whether.
under the federal statutes, any other
than the United Statea district atorney
and bte assistants could sppear before
the grand Jury in behalf of the govern
ment. To remove nil question on this
point It was decided that Mr. Heney
ehould be made a. .latent to District
Attorney John Hall, and a dispatch was
accordingly sent to him by United States
Attoraey-Oeneral Moody Informing him
of the action taken. Though nominally
a deputy of Mr. Hall, Mr. Heney Is etui
la full charge of the prosecutions of
the land thieve.
Numerous wllnen.es have already
been subpoenaed to appear before the
grand jury and It Is certain that a num
ber of indictments will result.
DISPUTE IS ENDED
Pennsylvania System's Man
agers and Could Now Do the
Lion and Lamb Act.
Journal Special Sendee.)
New York, Dec. 1(. Information has
been obtained from a source so high
that the financial world has not the
.lightest question of Its accuracy that
the dispute between the Pennsylvania
and Gould Interests haa been settled
add that traffic arrangements of a very
BeXJBB scope have been entered Into.
Embraced In the arrangement are the
Pennsylvania. Baltimore a Ohio, Nor
folk a Western, Western Maryland. Wa
bash snd the Missouri Fmetflc roada.
The agreement was signed by represent
atives of both the Pennsylvania and the
This ends one of the fiercest fights
ever waged by rlva corporations, which
at one time threatened to bring about
a trafflc war Involving all the railroads
In the trunk line territory.
The most prominent financial Inter
ests of the country have been trying for
two years to bring about a settlement
of the different es. Wall street bank
ing circles credit the amicable outcome
to John D. Bockefeller. William D. Rock
efeller and H. C. Prick. Bankers re
gard rile settlement as the most Impor
tant In financial developments that has
been seenred In several years.
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Two Persons Still Constant to Her, and Now Her Companions in
SUIT FOR MILLIONS
IS FINALLY LOST
(Jearnal Special Service. ) 1 Infringement 'on a device applied to f 1r
New York. Dec. 1(. The United Htatee : engines by Knlbbs several years before
circuit court of appeals yesterday set- With ( per cent Interest from 1S77
tied the case of Campbell against the I and other considerations demanded, the
city, which Involved the payment of amount Involved aggregated nearly (1 1 -
312.ooo.ooo. snd which had beam In the
courts for more than a quarter of a cen
tury. The decision absolve the city
from paying a cent, and puta the coeta
of the suit on the. claimant.. The suit
a brought hy rip heirs snd ae.lgnees
of James Knlhhul In November. 177,
who claimed HllffM from the city for
IJearael SpWtal Beetles.)
Algiers. Dee. 1(. A disastrous fire 1s
raging In Mustaphsh. a suburb, snd the
entire garrison and a number of Hus
sion, seasaen are ssstetlng the firemen.
The loss will reach many million fraaea.
oars tirs sasmssTca.
(Journal Special Berries)
flallnes, CsX. Dee. 1( Private Wil
liam Alen of the Ninth cavalry (colored)
who. In October murdered Sergeant
Tooiey of the Hfteenth Infantry, in a
row in a bawdy house at Monterey,
The suit waa lost through the
neglect of Knlbbs to apply for a patent
in time. He made application in 1S4.
hut the device had been In public use
for four years prior to that time. By a
well established principle of the patent
law, two years prior publta use of a de
vice Invalidates a patent.
Judge Frazer Speedily
TRIBUTE PAID BY THE
COURT TO THE OFFICER
Special Venire Will Be Issued at
Once and Case of- Fred
Fritz Will Be Tried at
Judge Fraxer this morning, in
ruling the objections Interposed by Ate
torneys Msndenhall and Spencer to the)
sheriff drawing the extra men needed
to complete the Jury panel In the Fred
Frits gambling" case, delivered some
strong advice to the attorneys and thslr
clients, and upheld the sheriff in almost
every step he had taken. Attorney Men
denhall objected to the sheriff on the
grounds that he was Interested In the
prosecution of the case, and had taken
such active Interest In bringing the
gamblers to trial that he would be preju
diced In selecting jurors The court re
plied: 'To say that because the sheriff has
simply been enforcing the law and
Imply following the statutes te not ao
cuslng him of any wrong, and It would
not be right nor Just to say that the
sheriff in oarrylng out the law and in his
attempts to enforce the law would die
qualify himself from performing any
other duties. This Information waa
filed by District Attorney Manning, and
the sheriff waa following the Inatrwv
tlons of the district attorney and the
statutes In making the arrest. And te)
say tbat thla would disqualify him
would be to reproach him for enforcing
the lawa, and be cannot he reproached
for following the" express direction of
the statutes. I do not think tbat the
sheriffs efforts in carrying out theea
laws under the express direction of the
statutes snd his Intention having been
called to thera by the legislature, te suf
ficient to disqualify him from perform
ing any other duties Imposed by the
Considerable argument has been In
dulged m before the court gavs this
opinion. Attorney Mendenhall had urged
that other Juries had not been Just what
they should have been, but la this the
court Out him short by saying that such
statements would not be allowed. All
the objections of the attorneys for the
defense were overruled and the sheriff
wss Instructed to draw the special ve
nire. This is the only gambling ease set
for this term, and la the last of the
big cases.. All the others go over until
the Jsnuary term of court. The Chin
ese who were to have been tried for
conducting a lottery have until January
to prepare their case, ss Sheriff Word,
who Is the principal witness for the
state, te out of the city.
BANDIT RAISILI IS
Raids Caravan in Heart of Tan
gier, Holds Up Another
and Takes Captives.
first degree and was given life Imprisonment.
(Journal Special Sarvtea.)
Tangier, Dee. It. Hals nil. the no
torious bandit. Is again terrorising the
province and today celebrated hie advent
by a eerie, of setsures. Almost In the
heart of the city he held up a caravan
and lined hta captives up until he pouts'
give them an examination. Finding that
men whom he sought were not
those captured, he released the
withdrew from the city.
Previous to entering Tangier he raided
a caravan almost within sight of the
outskirts and took 11 men captives.
These were held outside under escort
until be returned freM hte etty raid,
after which be retreated with them, aad
CONNORS IS HANGED
IN IDAHO PENITENTIARY
(Jesraa) Spatial Set tin.)
Boise, Ida., Dee. la. James Connors
was hanged this morning in the peni
tentiary for the murder of Deputy
Bheriff Sweet of Blackfoot on Septem
ber 8. The condemned man refused
spiritual comfort and walked to the gal
lows with steady steps.
When Connors arrived on the gal
lows he declined to say anything about
hte life or crista, and ended hte refusal
by saying that he wae ready. He claimed
California as bte home.
UP IN BRITISH COURT
(Journal Special Berries.)
London, tree. 1 aThe privy
haa began Ita hearing la the s
Canadian courts tor the
to extradite oeynsr sad
a. .sad with ami j M testa
nah harbor frsssSB.