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VOL. IV. ,110.
PORTLANDS OREGON FHIDAY EyENIIIO, V AUGUST 18. , 1803. SIXTEEN PAGES.' ' .' ,v V; '. - PRICE TVO CENTS. EaJZtSP i
HISSKJG GIRL BADFROtalTMEWILLTAKE ClllfJESE COOLG
. ..- ... ........ -r -.
War Vessels at Port Arthur Sub
, merged by. Opening Valves, -;'
Vital Parts Having First
'." ' Been' Creasd.'A.'.i'A:'-.
: PEACE ENVOYS DISCUSS
CZAR'S NAVAL STRENGTH
Imitation of Ruaaian Power' in Far
Eaatern Water Subject of Confer
ence but No DecUion Reached To
. Adjourn Until If onday When Final
Tug of War Take Place, ,.-
: (Joans! Basrial Ssrvis.)
-. Portsmouth. Aug.' II. It
' nounesd when the .envoys left (or the
conference this ' morning" that adjourn
ment will be taken after the aeaalon to
day until Monday to five the eecre-
'. tarles time to oetsh p with Uv racorda,
The commissioners ar showing eigne
of fatigue. ' They worked antn o'clock
"this morning. in their rooms and eroae
at f o'clock. They studied the digest
of the several daye proceedings before
- a hurried breakfast' Konrur and witt
have eat a strenuous pace for the mem'
: bare of thalr suite. ,
:. Al o'clock KoroecoTlte - tele
phoned from the navy yard aa follow:
, - "Thla morning tha envoys dtscusssd
artlrl. 11. hut Aid not rinleh. Discussion
. win be reaumed at a o'clock, this after
' noon." ';- :. r. t '
Article IV concerns the limitations Of
,- Ruaaian naval strencth in tha-tar east, v
fr:--' ' ankan naps VrUaJmsea. ' -:'
: . IH connection with this dlacnaalon It
la' eta ted epon Japanese authority that
. It hae now been asoartalned that the
Russian warships at Port Arthur were
. not fclown up or eank by arun fire. The
Ruaaane opened' the valves, -ha V4n
previously' areased and . Otherwise pro
tei'isn mum itai parte. iy the
capture, of '10 Meteev utU -ezpoeed the
: ehlpa to auch dancer that the Russians
decided to sink tbem pending the re
' co very, when eonrmandr f the eesi wa
-gaineeV by the. Baltle fleet. Fou battje
ahlpe end two- cruisers -will speedily
form t aervloeable . addition- to' the Jap
'"' aneae-fleet. ' ' . v - ' . v !
A ray of hope for peace Is seen Mn
, " the fact that the envoys continue nege-'-thUkmaefter
facing lndemntty, . The
(act aanounoed that It will be discussed
- again gives the impression that It is
' not yet abandoned. ' - It has been said
.' that a final disagreement would ' be
' reached when the discussion of lndem
nlty waa commenced.,',', .'a ." ;".. v'
' rtaal gtrarrte Konaay. .v. ; 5
. Articles lft and 11" discussed today
' concern 'the Interned vessels, the limi
tations of Ruaaian naval strength in
the Pacific, -and It. to the opening ef
Siberian fisheries to the Japanese.
r Today's' meetlnge will eetUe ell pre
lira inert and minor queatlons, leaving
- the delegstss to prepare for the real
tug not war on Monday, when the Ques
tions of , the -cession .of , Sakhalin end
, 1 Indemnity will be taken up. Apparently
' on thess two points the envoys of the
j two warring ' nations ers far apart
as when the con ferenoe opened, Russia
obstinately refusing to yield Sakhalin
' or to... pay Indemnity and Japan Is .00-
durate In demanding ootn. jnnai in
structions hava been aaked by ..both
Witts end Komura of their home ov
' ernments ss to the extent which thsy
ere suthoiised to yield In effecting a
'. compromise,'.' .- , ..'-' , :. ' '
' : numgivmam wUMu,' ui A
It le stated that If a compromise' la
. effected It will probably be along the
v lines that Russia yield Sakhalin to the
, sovereignty of Japan upon the letter's
-pledge net to fortify the I aland or use
, It . for military or srrateglo purposes
1 and to allow equal . flahlng and com
mecclal opportunities to- the clttsens of
1 both countries, Japan agreeing to forego
remuneration for the cost of the war in
the form of an Indemnity and to take
. Instead such Incidental monetary com
sensation aa shs will obtain from the
- transfer of-ths-l,lao-Tting lease. Chi
nese Baatern railroad and repayment of
the maintenance of 100,000 Russian pris
oners, ' - .-- ...''
The Russians claim that Japan has
, now won every contention which ley at
the root of the quarrel between the two
countries, securing Korea, ousting Rus
- sta from Manchuria, getting possession
of " the Chinese Eastern . railway , and
privileges In Menchoxla. r Russia may
sven consent- to surrender the interned
ships and limit her see, power in the
far east, but will refuse , to . pay blood
money. ; . ' - '
OREGON POTATOES FIRST
CHOICE OF UNCLE SAM
' The United States government has of
ficially recognised ths merits of Ore
gon burbank potstoee. In competition
-with the same grade of potatoes from
'Waahlngton -and California the Oregon
potato waa eelected by ths government
for the uss of the troops In the far
-north. In Alaska, where the winters are
., rrr r'a'aro". p'a - frnm.-ihu
state has proved, by test, to be the best
? reduced. The securing of an order for
,00e crates of potatoes by MeKlnley
Mitchell and W. B. Glsfko of this city
puts a feather in Oeegon's cap.'
Potatoes and oniona sent by the gov
eminent from this country to' the far
north are always pscked in crates In
stssd of sacks. - This Insures ths gov
ernment against the substitution of In
ferlor stock,-as ths crates are eaally ex
amined. .In competition with potatoes from all
over the country Oregon potatoes sell
In the Arl aona market it 1 slightly
Mrhr price than- those from elsewhere.
SCANDAL LEADS TO
Nan Rattenwi Way Have to Face
Another Jury on Young
M urder Charge
WRONGED WOMAN'S SISTER
CRYING FOR VENGEANCE
Relatives of Mrs.-Ash, Whoa Hue-
band Became Infatuated With; Ac
treee. Endeavoring to Renew Proa
eeution---Aah Ejected From Hotel
.', ' . (Jesraat SpecUl Serrlce.) ' "
New York. Aug. 18. Owing to the In
terference of Mrs: Victor Handy, sister
in-law of Ralph Ash. ths Duluth lumber
broker. In his love affair with Nan Pat
terson, ths chorus girl may have to face
another jury and make another fight for
her life on the Indictment charging her.
with "Caesar" , Young's murder. The
district attorney's office Is Investigating
the quarrel between Naa and Hn and
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith.- during which
Ash's slstsr-ln-law charges that ths two
sisters "exchanged bitter words and bit
ter remarks were made by Mrs. Smith,
which. If true, might have a bearing on
the murder charge. . ;
Nan Patterson is not vst freed of the
indictment charging her -with murder
In the first degree. -.Should any sctlon
on her part warrant It, the district at
torney can reopen. ths case and have
tne gin rs-arrested and tried again,
It is learned that Mrs. Handy -has
been to the district attorney's of floe to
see assistant -District Attorney Rand.
who prosecuted Nen Patterson on. ths
murasr cnarge. - - '. , .
It Is denied today on behalf of Nan
Patterson that ths prospect of a horse
whipping cruised her to leave New Tnrk
and go to Wsshtngtoa ;
ths proprietor of the Cambridge Court
hotel; where Nan-Patterson had apart
ments under the name Of HnUn J,.if.
ham. says, that Broker -Ash was so per-
' aneniions to tns actress
that he waa finally -sleeted hm h
I...., . -" -r m
GKpiliS. FEO'l THE GRAVE
- OF ASPHYXIATED GIRL
!vi .' ,;:'" . ill . . . '
Crowd Digs : Up. .the ' Body and
Calls a Physician Who Finds i
. HerDead.t.:,1i Kl
tloamal SpeeUI svnre.) .
New York. Aug. !. A workman while
passing 'through St. Augustine's cams.'
tsry, Bridgeport.. Connecticut, ssys he
heard groans Issuing from. the grave
bf Miss Annis Bender,- IT years old,
who . died ". of gas asphyxiation, sn.l
wkssa hnriy waa "v'" .Wtdnesday. T.el
report so -exoueo ner-: relatives that.
followed by- a crowd of l,O0 persona,
thsy went to the cemetery at mldnlsht
Wednesday and disinterred the body.
Tne oooy appeared to he In the same
condition as when burled, but the crowd
would not--be eatlefled ehe. waa-. dead
until phyalclana were called to examine
tha body.- While ths soffin wee being
raised otA of the grave meny women
became exalted and hysterical, and de
clared they heard groans. '
After the body, was' again burled
scores of people lingered about tht:
grave, most of them still believing they
neero) ins girt groaning, .
-:J .-, . "- .' j
ACCUSED SELF TO
Major Taggart Tearfully Declares
5 That He Accepted Blame r,
' , ; .to. Protect Mate, ,
BRUISES ON HER BODY '
' . STINGS IN HER HEART
Letter Read From lira, Taggart Ac
' cuaei Her Huabandv and Refuting
to Return to Him Hotpital Rec-
'orda Barred From Court. .
' i '., ' (Jesrsal Speslal Bervtee.1
5 Wooster, Aug. 1. Major . Taggart
waa recalled, to the stand this morning
and. cross-examined 1 regarding his let
tors. He reiterated the statement that
hs wrote them, . taking, all the.bleme to
protect hie wife. . He said that he wrots
the letters , to protect , his - wire irom
charges that he had beard floating
about the' post Hs ssld thst he wrote
that hs had been drinking when he had
not.'- The major declared tearfully that
he had beard that General Miner would
not allow his wife to communicate with
him, and said that his sole motive In
accepting blame wee to protect hie wife
from poet gossip. .: -
A letter written by' Mrs Taggart, 're
fusing to return to the major, was read
In court by Attorney Smyser this morn
ing. It aocussd Taggart of placing a
bruise -on her body and stings-In her
heart, "making it impossible to ever return."-.
..Judge Eason refuses to , liu.ua an' at
tachment for -the records end officlsls
of ths hospital In Cincinnati where -Mrs.
Taggart was ill. though ths attorneys
for Taggart are making a final effort
to get it into -she. evidence. '
Subpoenas wsrs sent commanding the
attaches to bring ths hospital records to
court, but ths - necessary . officlsls at
Christ's hospital were missing when ths
sheriff went to serve the papers, and .the
sheriff decided that leaving a subpoena
for Alice Thatcher, ssslatant superin
tendent of the hospital, was sufficient..
' Rev. J.- J. Exeelt,- a retired -minister,
believes that he can affect a reconcilia
tion. He says thst Tsggaj&and hie wife
still jovs eacn vur. .,, ., ,
" " -"Jape- Bssstad Boycott.
' ' (Josrsal Bpaclal 8tvts.)
""tokohams, Aug.' If. Japanese mef
chsnts hsvs rescinded tha action, of
their boycott upon American goods.
' Wsr to the knife will ' be . declared
agatnst the saloons' If they persist in
their efforts to dictate leglalatloa la
ths city council. ' " 1 ' ' "-'
Mayer Lane Is flrmly rssotved to pre
vent saloons 'from maintaining closed
boxes and all ths powsr of ths polios do
pettnierit will he employed- Unenforce
his policy. BUM more araeuo ini
plsn of members of the municipal asso
ciation, who declare that If. the box evil
is not at ones abated steps will be taken
to compel every saloon In- Portland to
elose on Sundays, In accordance with
the atate.law. , .
"If the saloon men of this" city-at-tempt'to
go the limit In this mstter,"
ssld the mayor 1a eutjlnlng hie plan of
campaign, "they will run against a
stone wall- Let them furnish .their
boxes with lavish fixtures snd put on
the doors bolts end bars snd lock a The
chief. of police will be notified to raid
all auch resorts, batter down the doors
But Friends Nor Police Can Find
Trace of Pretty Maude Rust
r-.7-Wno Disappeared Over ' v"
Two Weeks' Ago;' ;'
MOTHER THINKS SHE
: v IS HELD A PRISONER
Edward Campbell, Aged and Wealthy
Cattleman, Who Waa With Her the
7 Night Before She, Faded - From
- Sight, Alleges Blackmail and Telia
Stories That Do Not Agree. V - , ,
; Maude Rust is held, a prisoner some
where in the city, her mother says. ' Mrs.
M. O. Rust has again appealed to the
police to -rescus her daughter from
htnHr.-""''-'-'4 i .'-...-V-. ',.
The mother declared that a few. days
ago, while ehe was - at a neighbor's
house, the missing girl called up bar
homo by telephone and pitifully cried
for "Mamma!" . The sounds at the other
end of ths line Indicated- that, she' was
then forcibly torn from the Instrument.
- Acting on this Information Detective
Hawley of tha Boys' and .Girls' .Aid. so-,
ciety has employed every means known
to the polios to try to' locate ths 14-year-old
'girl, but his efforts have "been
futile.' -Accompanied by Acting Detect
ive Jones Attorney B. M. 1 Smith has
scoured the city in the search for Miss
Rust. Every hotel, every lodging house,
every place of -questionable reputation
where it le believed shs may be con
cealed baa been visited. But the quest
has come to naught. V . '
. Out at Ockley Green, a pretty station
on the St- Johns Jtne. Edward Camp
bell, retired cattle and eheep man, said
to be worth $100,000, the man from
whose house the girl disappeared, calm
ly waters his lawns' and attends to the
details of an existence almost rural as
calmly as if he had never heard of the
chili hwssjstmeej-l)-tjTseBWwg 1
mother's heart. . But hie demeanor is
merely, a .curtain for hie feelings., ' .
. Oampbeil Talks ef .SlMfasuOl.
When; Questioned Campbell's, ivoloe
takes on a shade of Irritation, and he
has words of criticism for those whom
he blames for bringing him. into unen
viable notoriety. -
"This is a blackmail scheme." hs bit.
terly asserted. "I made my money hon
estly and I don't intend. letting any
body force me to part with It. Mrs.
Rust asksd me for money with which
to prosecute the search for ths girl and
ldn t get it. ir i gave nsr money i
hlnk her girl would be discovered all
right , and would be found to be un
harmed.' Shs knowe where the girt ran
be found. . I told her that In the pres
ence of my lawyer stnd Detective Haw
ley." - .,. '
Whatever may have been the glrt'e
fate, the police have found the problem
of locating her 'or her lifeless body ons
of the hardest they have been called on
to .solve.- , ' . .
Ths circumstances . ' surrounding the
disappearance are out of the ordinary
and everything indicates that if ths
facta are made known they will prove
aa sensational as hsr going Is mysteri
ous. Detective Hawley, Attorney Smith
and Mrs. Rust unite In- the belief that
Campbell knowe where the girl can be
found, and so express themselves.
. Sow Xaads Mat Campbell. . V
"Eight montha ago," said Mrs.' Rust,
"my . daughter was introduced to Camp
bell, who is a divorced man. by her
brother-in-law. Frank- Kearney. The
man waa apparently-smitten with her
and during that period spent almost all
his time with her, even objecting to her
working as offlcs girl at the wood yard,
Hawthorne avenue and East , Eighth
street, and earing ha desired t supply
her with the necessaries of life.. He
said she wsg a girl who would never
marry a - man for his money, because
she would not' let him buy her presents
end accepted only small sums from him.
"July 14 I went-to Corvellts to at
tend a sick friend. Campbell aaked me
to let Maude stay at hie house while I
was gone, as h-wn(f4 hr l hs- a
companion for his sister, Mrs. Ida Chap
man, of Pendleton. -The girl went there
the day I went to Corvallla, ; What took
-place between that time and July xt Is
not known to me. i no Know, nowever,
that Saturday, July 2, they went to
The Oaks snd Maude danced with two
or three young men. ' It Is not trus that
K. K. Kellogg was one of them, as" he
was at Renst Nevada. 1 " " " 1 " .,''
"The next day, It appears, they went
to a bathhouse on ths river and' after
- (Continued on Page Nine.).
of ths boxes, tsks all the occupsnts te
the Jell irrespective of rank or title end
book them for disorderly conduct or as
vagrants. . Instructions Will be alven
not to allow one or two of any group
to deposit ball and leave, but ball will
have to be furnished for every person
In the perty before any Is allowed his
freedom. " TM"sWtrr-prsvent- tha -few
who have money from escaping, and al
lowing those who havs nons to suffsr.
. "If the chief of polios and ths patrol
men refuse to obey orders, ' ws will see
to It thst a oh let and officers are ap
pointed who will do ea ws dealre." t
-By the ordinance passed Wednesdsy
over the me y or' s veto saloons and res
taurants may maintain boxes containing
140- squsrs feet of apace, and the boxee
may be fumlahsd with Isvlsh fixtures,
beds or couches and tha doors may be
eecurely locked snd bolted.
. Ths dives hsvs not been so free from
restricting for many ' ears arl - the
Captain of the "Ferryboat Lionel
R.; Webster Says She Was
Poorly Constructed and Is
f !' -' Unfit for Service r ' " e
OLD EXECUTIVE BOARD :
KNEW HER CONDITION
Taxpayers Scent a Job in Her Build-
ing,' and Wonder Why She Was
Paascd by Inapectora and Accepted
by the City and County With, Im
; perfectiona Plainly Showing." "
-. "The Webster was nsver eny
' good, end should not have been e
accepted in the first placs. - The e
orders -of the Unltsd States ln-e
' snectors thst repairs be mads at '
once was not unsxpected." Csp
tsln W. H. Foster, of the Ferry
Lionel R. Wsbster. . w
"Captain Foster was the Bret
man to say that the Webster
r wss alinghtand if no one-else
oouid nllot It hs would run it at
the 'actusl cost- of operation to
.si the eountv. I rot him his posi
tion. The inspsciors. wii .mw
' inspected ths boat, said that ths
things they now order were not
needed." Fred A. Ball In. design-'
Ing engineer of the Webster. , i
Taxpayers are tslking of scandal,
gTaft- and robbery, in connection wnn
the rerryDoat uonei n. "
local United Statee inspectors of bulls
snd boilers have ordered repelrs to ths
boat which will cost ths county between
ti sns and 14.000. . Then a steam steer
ing gesr and en electric light, plant are
..mM .nd if they are fnatalled $1,000
mnet . be added lo the flgurso given.
rTeiTThil Weuaiei must be laasn
nmiinii for three or rour wseas.
Captain Foster was Srst to speak..
"TknM rrDa-ira.". he ssld this mprn-
Ingould nsvsr havs been necessary
If proper sttentlon had been glvsn to
ths construction of ths boat. Ths sx
ecutlve board of Msytfr Williams' ad
mfnlstratton was Informed thst the boat
needed hog chains, kselsons, two sets of
davits for lifeboats, flssteam-sieering
gear and other things. but-itpald-no
attention to the recommendations. , :t
"The board paid 110,000 for a fsrry
bost that doss not give ths satlafactlon
th. Mason does, and ths Mason cost only
lit nos. A first-class ' ferryboat eouldA
have been buUt for $1,00, and nne
eauloDsd with a eteam-steerlng gear.
electrlo llabt Dlsnl and other necessl
ties could have been put in commission
for 11100S at tha most.
. "There la no getting around the fsct
thst a steam-steering gear must ne in
stalled In the boat. With tha old-fssh
lonsd hsnd gesr wo have now it waa a
relic ef enttqulty yeare ago, by the way
wa would need -two men at the wheel
in heavy weather, or when ws meet ths
swells of ths river steamers use ins
Hassalo, Gatsert,; Spencer and Harvest
Queen r , ' " -,
Finds sTothlag wood to It AO.
"Tha landings are on a par with ths
boat Itself. When they were built they
were extended to low wster when they
should have been dredged back SO feet
from the harbor line. Our present' land'
lngs are six feet sbove the low wster
mark, but when the water falls we will
have no Is nd lngs at alL Ws will either
have to dredge back at great expense
or. drive piles outside the wharf line,
snd that Is something the United States
engineers will not allow us to do.
- "Then the slips ere not the full width
of" ths strsets. Ths money spent for
ths railing lining them would hsvs paid
for the wider roadway. - Besides, ths
piling wss badly driven and without any
Idea of affording eupport to the ferry
In a swift current. The piles wsrs
driven separately. Instead of In clusters
of three or four. The boat hae knocked
down three or four pile on -the- south
side of, the west handing and tipped and
broken four or five on the north aide.
At the eest landing one ' pile wss
knocked out in the high water of June,
and another was broken. 'At both land
ings the pontoons are In bad shape. . The
Incline is too steep and it la all a pair
of strong horses can do to pull a loaded
wagon off' the boat snd onto the slip.'
. "Another . mistake the eaeeurtvr board
made was In allowing ths Installation of
such hesvy machinery. Such big engines
were not necessary and lighter raachin
(Continued on Page Nine. V
liquor Interests will leave no stone un
turned o maintain this condition and
to keep the ordinance es it now atanda
Any . nsw ordinance which attempts to
reetraln the' box evil will be taken Into
the eourte end contested, and while the
question M its validity le In ebeyanee
ths saloona will tmprovs ths- opportunity
and the .community will reap OieNharvest
of vice end crime.
The stats law compelling saloons te
close on Sundsys ha been regarded aa a
dead letter In Portland. There fa not a
saloon in ths city whloh does not do a
rushing business on that day, and to
many of them it Is ths most profitable
la ths week. ' . . . - . , v
- ft Is In the power of any oitlsen to
call on ths sheriff and ths pollcs to
compel observsnce of the law.
, The bok ordinances Introduced by
Cbunr.llmen Hennstt snd Masters will bs
considered -by ths liquor license com
mittee st Its nsxt .meeting. v
. , ........ , .... .... . , ..
. J. H. Richards.
CAR FULL OF DEAD
; UNDER 17AVES
a. I . V . v '"'- , "'
Diver at Scene of Norfolk Wreck
Finds Caboose With Ninety
N egro Corpses. :'
VICTIMS WERE CAUGHT "
: L:: v LI KE RATS IN A TRAP
Horrible Scene at Bottom' of River
Where Excursion . Train Plunged
Through an : . Open Draw Over
Two Hundred Killed and Injured.
(Jesrsal gpeelal sherries,! ' K
Norfolk, . Va- Aug. It. A dlvsf sent
into the river-, et noon at. the scene of
the . Atlantio Una wreck . found a full
car of- dssd men. : women and children,
who were drowned like rata In a tran.
The number of victims found In ths car
number over (0. Ths diver ssys that
ths scene on the bottom of the river
Is. ths most horrlbla he-ever witnessed.
Workmen era buav taklns tha daad
from ths river with derricks. At 10
o'clock IS bodies bsd been recovered, all
from other cars, howsvsr. . Nearly all
were negroes. , .
The wreck occurred yesterday after
noon, wnen en - excursion train loaded
with 100 negroes Dlunsed throurh aa
open draw over the Twin branch of
the Elisabeth river, sight miles from
Norfolk, and ths engine and two ears
wsrs submerged In II feet of water.
Ths wreck wss caused by ths Inability
of engineer tx. L. Relg to control the
airnraxes. , - The engineer, firemen - end
conductor eecaped by Jumping.
' The list of Injured In hospitals snd
nomes sxeseds 108 and a conservative
estimate places ths killed at lit to 160.
IDLED FRO.'.I HIGH l.'l AIR
OFF- DIRIGIBLE KITE :
Miraculous Escape of Aeronaut
a. Who Emerges Uninjured
: From Airship Wreck.
(Joorssl speeUI Serrlce.)
New York. Aug. ; II. Isrssl ' Ludlow
mads ftvs attempts yesterday to fly his
dirigible, man-carrying kite. Tests el
most resulted in a, , tragedy. -v-Charlas
Hamilton, a Texas aeronaut,-.. whose
father was killed In a;slmllar experi
ment Several yeare 'ago, fell 100 feet
with the big kite, but emerged from the
wreckas-e beside the Hudson River rail
road tracks unscathed.
rrhat certainly -: was a closs , call,"
ssld Hamilton. ,' r : 1 .
With ths fifth ' trisl . Hamilton ' waa
carried Into the air 100 feet.- The tnav
chine remained up two or, three min
utes andthen began- to - turn - side to
slds. Ths crowd looked on with horror
ss it, saw ths aeronaut, attempting to"
right" the .machine. Then It' - careened
with 'ths wind and fell. As the crowd
rushsd over Hamilton pulled himself
out .of ths ' w recks ge. , t He waa .unin
jured. ' -1 .;
4 CALLED OFF BY PERHAM
, .'.- '."''. " ,
I . (Jesrsal gpecUl Sarrles.) ' ;
St Paul. Aug. IS. President Perham
of tha Order of Railroad TsleersDhers
is receiving By telegreph the vote of
the telegraphers on ths question of de
claring ths strike off on .the Great
Northern, He ssys thst ths msn favor
a return and announces thst he will de
clare the strike off todsy. - Hs said that
the condition la tha result of the com
pany's offer nf higher- wsgss. u
Ths strike on the Northern Pacific Is
still In force. Perham will order a vote
or ine oiriKing telegraphers on the
Northern Pacific slso to lssrn ths senti
ment on , that road about, retumlns te
work. . .
rt7s'raeea a Farsvlas. -
.(Jeorsel gserisl Bervtee.1' '
Toklo. Aug. II Bad weather has de
layed the maturing of crops throughrml I
ine wr.c. country, which Is dlsturbedj
by tXe v voiV-.a ouUocjl . ,
Admission Made in Resolution?
Committee Room of Trans-;
Mississippi Con- ' . '
:: ' ; ':a gress. v-W-'. rf
PRESIDENT ASKED TO
: INVESTIGATE BOYCOTT
Heated Debate 'on the Admiaalon ef
' Laborera to Thla Country Followed
1 by the Appointment of Workers to
Facilitate Laborg of OrganLtation
Francia May Bt Chosen President.
E. F. Haines of Galveston. Texas, to
day forced the admission in ths resolu
tions committee of the Trsns-Mlsslsslppt
Commercial congress that an effort Is
being made to modify ths Chinese ex
clusion laws to admit coolies. If this Is
accessary to ths conservation of the
commerce of, the -United Statea In the
orient. .-. ' . ... ..
' The committee at the time was de
bating; ths resolution of ; the sub
committee ex-Oovernor M. ..C... Moore
of Washington. Judge Sam Kimble of
Kansas and E. H. Benjamin of. Call-,
fornla which. . amended on motion of
Mr. Baylor of Iowa to - Include "our
Insular possessions."-' woe adopted aa
follows tor recommendation to the con
gress:. ', ". 4 ' '.-
"Wberess, American trade with China,
Is suspended, and American vessels are
unable to discharge their cargoes e)t
Chinese ports and Hongkong because of
the refusal of Chinese to handle Ameri
can products; and .
"Whereas, The present stats of affairs
Is understood to have been produced by
the Improper treatment to which the
privileged classes of -Chinese havs beenv
subjected la the executilon of our laws
prohibiting the admission of Chinese
lsborsre to the United States; and . j :
. "Whereas, There are seeking admis
sion to our country- large numbers of
many of .whom are apparsntly unde
sirable and cannot be admitted without -endangering
- ths . high . - standard . olV
American cltlssnshlp; be.lt . . - ' '
, . Propec Tisstmssl foe Chltssee : .
Resolved, That. the Trans-Mlsslsslppl
Commercial congress. In convention ss-
sembled. respectfully petitions the pres
ident of the United Statea to. If deemed
expedient, reiterate his instructions for -proper
treatment - of . the privileged
classes of China, to ascertain through
the proper channsls ths reasons for ths
present boycott, and to appoint a com
mission to Investigate and report to
congress with - recommendations for a
comprehensive Immigration law fram3
to remove all unreasonable restrictions,
but to exclude from the Unltsd Statea
and our - Insular possessions - all umle
slrable persons from every country.".,
Nearly the entire forenoon was con
sumed by-the resolutions committee,
snd at times firs was struck. President
T. B. W.lcox had assisted the sub-committee
In drafting ths resolution.. He
was- admitted ex-oSlcio) to, the commit
"I wss surprlssd." said Senator Ksr
rls. "to hear our president, the honor
able Mr. Wilcox, pronounce In favor of
ths admission of Chines coolies."
r "I wish to correct the Impression of
the gentleman from ' Tsxss." ssld Mr.
Wilcox. "I am not in favor of the ad.
mission Of coolies," .
, The Altering Oboarawfteaee. -"
T ant etill further surprised now to
hear tha t mr president la against the
admission of coolies, for this morntnr
I read hie sd dress very carefully and
rained thsretrom the Me thst that. waa
the reel import of Ms remarks." -
"I will say again." rejoined Mr. Wilcox,-
"that X am opposed to admission of
coolies, unless It be neoeesary to allay
the feeling that haa been sn gendered In
ths orient." ,,-.
"Then your position to that you favor
th admiaalon of Chines coolies under
certain conditioner' - .i
-cannot understand how the coolie "
question can be coordinated with the
question of giving more courteous treat- '
ment to the privileged classes, which is
ths reason given In th opea for modi
fication of our exclusion laws. The Is
sues, seem to me to be absolutely dif
ferent . In character. And -1 want to
say that whlls Texas does not want to
Interfere with question thst Is local
to th Pacific coast, yet if ever th pro- ,
posal la made to sdmit Chinos coolie
labor, to tble country our two United
State senators and If representatives '
In th federal congrsss will stand
egalnat It with vigor." , i' ..,
"- OooUae) Ystwa Ooauaseee. '
Ex-Governor' Moore addressed l."-e
committee end reiterated the views of
President Wilcox, ssytng thst hs was
for ths admission of coolies in limited
numbers. If nscessary to the preserva
tion of ths ' commerce ef , the t'nitt i
Statea In th orient .' . -.-
Senator Harrla stated thst he wot-! a
support ths resolution, owing to the I t
that It was so broad Irt Its isnsut
that It was Just ss unobjectionable
would be a resolution endorsing t
beautiful climate of Portland or
claiming a belief In the virtue of
women. - - '".'
Mr. Tsnnahlll of Idsha objectr
amending the reeolutlon t lncl-
trtsuler-possessions snd Mr. V i
of North Dakota counseled I
making any declaration.
gclplo Craig of Redlsnds, ("
personally violently or posed t
slo of any Ch'esa, h. l s
th wishes of t e a s'ority t
fornla delegation sn J a.
syalnet ths rssolu' v
A. L. fciacs or i
ton, was openly In 1
cool Is labor.
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