Newspaper Page Text
THE AJRIZONA REFDBMOAN TWELPTII YEAR. PHOENIX, AEIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1901. YOIi. XII. NO. 124. BESIDE HIS DEAD CHILDREN Disposition of the Murdered THE FUNERAL AT President McKinley's Body Lies in State in the Court House Amid the Scenes of His First Public Triumphs The Crowning Ceremonial of Wos Will Be Brief and Simple Canton Already Overcrowded With Thousands, and Thousands More to Come. Canton. O.. Sept. IS. The funeral services will take place over the re mains of President McKinley tomorrow at 1:30 p. m.. at the First Methodist Episcopal cAurch, of which the mar tyred - president was a member and trustee. They will be brief, by the ex pressed wish of the family. Rev. O. B. Milligan. pastor of the First Presby terian church, in which the president and Mrs. McKinley were married thirty years ago, will make the opening prayer. Dr. John Hall, of the Trinity Lutheran church, will make the first scriptural reading, and Dr. E. P. He buck, of the Trinity Reform church, the second. Dr. C E. Manchester, pas tor of the late president's church, will deliver the only address. A quartet will sing, "Beautiful ' Isle of Some where." and another quartet will ren der "LEad, Kindly Light." An imposing procession, consisting of the president and cabinet, the G. A. R. national and state dignitaries, as well as local friends, will follow the remains to West Lawn cemetery, where they will be placed in a teceiving vault, awaiting the time when they will be laid in the grave beside the two chil dren who were buried years ago. Railroad facilities seem inadequate to bring the? people who are coming to morrow. The number and beauty of the floral tributes which are at riving surpass belief. Flowers are coming lit erally by the ton. The facilities of the ity of Canton are entirely insufficient to care for the thousands who are here, much less the other thousands who are i:n the way. Many of the officials from Washington are obliged to sleep in the cars they came in, and tonight hun dreds are walking the streets seeking food and places to sleep. The popula tion of Canton is about 31.0C0. but It is expected that over 100,000 people will be he:e tomorrow. ARRIVAL HOME The Late President Lies Among His Old Neighbors. Canton, O., Sept. 18. The first section of the funeral train reached Canton at COLONISTS' RATES. They Will Be the Same t, the Coast as Last Year. San Francisco. Sept. 18. Pass-nger Traffic: Manager McCormick of the Southern Pacific, returned to this city after a two months' absence in the east. He says that the division of col onist rates between the trans-continental and eastern lines has been set tled and the same rates will prevail this -coming season. Last season over 20,000 people were brought Into the state on these tickets. The raUs in question ate 130 from Chi cago. 125 from Omaha and Kansas'Cicy and 127.50 from St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans. FROM THE PHILIPPINES. The Grant Returns Laden With diers and Civilians. Sol- San Francisco, Sept. 18. The trans port Grant arrived today from Manila with nearly 1.000 passengers. The Giant brought home 115 cabin passen gers, eleven second ca'bin passengers, 233 civilians, eight convalescents, 5S0 enlisted men, twenty-nine deported men and one stowaway. Among the cabin passengers was General James F. Smith, associate jus tice of the supreme court of the Philip pints, who went to the islands as col one! of the California volunteers. RUSSIA'S TARIFF WAR. Retaliatory Methods Against Thl.' Country's Commerce Continued. Washington, Sept. 18. Russia is still arrylng on its war of tariff retaliation airainst the United States because of Sheriff Gage's decision regarding llui sian sugar. The state department has received word from Commercial Agent Greener of Vladivostock, to the effect that the new duties against Unite! States goods, imposed by the tariff of European Russia, have been enforced at that port. Duties will be levied on the gross. of CANTON TODAY 11:20 a. m. On the first section the body of President McKinley. train carried President Roseveit, was The thi members of the cabinet and other gov ernment officials. Ten minutes ahead of it a pilot engine and baggage car had been s:-nt out. At way stations through whi.-h the train passed there were great crowds of people. The casket was borne to the court bouse amid vast throngs of people, who lined the street" and packed the court house square. There it was deposited within" the central chamber. President Roosevelt and members of the cabinet were the first to pass by the bier, fol- lowed by the highest officers of the army and navy. Senator Hanna and many others high in public life. Later the public was admitted an! thousands viewed the remains. Mrs. McKinley and the relatives did not go to the court house. Mrs. Mc Kinley stood the trip fairly well, and soon after arriving went to sleep in her old home. MEMORIAL AT WESTMINISTER. ' London. Septr 18. King Edward has appointed the Earl of Pemtiioke. Lord Steward of the Household, to repre sent him at the memorial scrvie-es :n Westminister Abbey. Ambassador Choate has received 1.500 applications for TC0 seats at his disposal. CABINET WILL REMAIN All the Ifembers Accepted the Presi dent's Reappointment. Washington, Sept. IS. It was stated on excellent authority today, that all the members of the cabinet accepted the re-appointment tendered by Pres ident Roosevelt yesterday. The manner in which the president made the tender made it impossible for the members of the cabinet to take any other -cours", as they are already in the positions and cannot decline, but must resign their places If they desire to leave the cabinet. weight and net measurement 'of goods. Vladivostock is the Pacific coast en trance to Siberia, and . the dispatch menas that I'nited States goods will hereafter be shut out from this great province and the contiguous -territory, which had been looked upon as one of the promising fields for American trade on the Asiatic continent. STREET RAILWAYS SOLD. N:w Orleans Disposes of Several Lines to Eastern Capitalists. New Orleans. Sept. IS. The board of directors of the New Orleans City Railroad company, formerly the New Orleans Traction company, which con trols two-third of the mileage of the street railway agreed today to accept the offer of H. H. Pearson. Jr., acting for Brown & Company of Philadelphia and New York and representing Phila delphia capitalists, for the lease or pur chase of their lines, thirteen in num ber. Pearson has made a similar offer to the Orleans. Carrollton & St. Charles Railroad company with the purpose of consolidating all '.he lines in the city with a total mileage of 1S6 mile.s In all. and have a company under a new man agement. The caoltalists whom Mr. Pearson represents have already taken all the bonds of the Alchafa'aya Ltvee dis- trict. 15.000.000 of the new drainage and sewerage bonds of the city or isew iir-l'-ans, and purchased control of the New Orleans Gas company at a cost cf 13,500.000. securing monopoly of sup plying New Orleans with gas. and made an offer for the purchase of the New Orleans water works. COUNT SECKENDORF'S LEGACY. 3.000.000 Marks Under the Will of Late Empress Frederick. London, Sept. 18. The late DovagT Empreen Frederick's relations with Count Seckendorf. the- grand marshal of her court, has been the subject of interna clonal gossip long before her death. It has been frequently said that the Remains President she was married to the count. Truth ' today makes the following: unqualified statement concerning her will: The fact has transpired that there Is a legacy of 3,000.000 marks to. Count Se-ckendorf. with whom her late ma jesty is alleged' to have contracted a morganatic marriage." SONS OF VETERANS. Providence. R. I., Sept. IK. The fif teenth annual oncampiiifnt or l'h Hons cf Veterans assembled In. Providence today. Cummaiid.'r-lii-Chlof Alexan der presldt d. Several thousand vlsl mrs aifr In ntu-nd'aiu. and every state division is re-presented.- Preceding tile formal opening of the convent ion there was a big parade. The encampmen-; is the largest ever held by the order. The progra.T.-me of entertainment is excel lent and thousands are being royally welcomed: RUSSIA HITS AT OUR Oil Measures Likely to Exclude That Arti cle From Manchuria. Pekin. Sept. 18. The Russian admin istration at Dalny has refused to erect go-downs for the storage of American kerosene. He states that measures will toon be taken to excl-ude that article from Manchuria. The value of Ameri can kerosene imported through Port Arthur and New Chwang is about "00, OoO taels annually. NEW LINE TO CHICAOO. Milwaukee. Sept. !. The latct re J port today concerning the Chicago. Burlington & Like Geneva Ivlevated railroad, whieh recently secured a franchise in this city over the mayor's veto, was that the road was really to be another line to Chtrago. Clarence L. Darrow of Chicago is named as one promoter of the new road am! Toledo interests are supposed to be behind it. It Is said that the road will connect with the outer belt line to Chicago. As it Is the avowed intention of the com pany to have its road elevated over every crossing on the line, this would aertuce the running time between this city and Chicago about 33 per cent. JONES TRIED TO DIE Iffurderer of Millionaire Rice Made Two Atttmpts New Tork. Sept. 18 Charles F. Jones. valet of William Marsh Ktcc, wnom Jones said he had killed by adminis tering chloroform, made two attcmpts last night to commit suicide. Jones first ttied to cut his throat with the jag ged neck of a Ia:ge bottle, which he had shattered for the purpose. Later he fastened his hoad betw?en the uprights of his Iron betlstead and tried to throw his body oft the bed, and thus break his r.eck. Both these at tempts were frustrated by th? police watching him. Jones has been fee ing bad f.-.r several days, and was subject to fits of melancholia. ASSISTANCE REFUSED. German Steamer Ran Down Schooner. Refused Assistance. New York. Sept. 18. The schooner Helen G. Moseley arrived today fiom Fernandina with a cargo of lumber. She had been in collision with the German steamer Alba no, bound from this port from Newport News. Captain Burch of the Moseley said the accident occurred at 1:30 on the mort ing of September 17. The weather was clear and the schooner's lights were burning brightly when the steam er came down upon her, stove In hr bow and ripped her open down belo,v the water line. The bowsprit was cut out of her, bringing down all the head gear and the foretopmast was broken off above the foremast head. The wind lar was also Jiroken. The steamer stood' by until .daylignt. Captain Burch asked for assistance. but the Alhano steamed away to the southward without paying any heed to the request. A SOUTHERN WEDDING. Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 18 Society Is much Interested in the wedding cf Miss Caro line Lewis Gordon, daughter of Gen eral John B. Gordon, and Mr. Orton Bishop Brown of New Hampshire. which took place this evening at "Sutherland," th? Gordon homestead near Klrkwood. The wedding was at tended by a large number of friends of the bride and grcom in various par.'s o the country. STRIKERS REBEL A Small Section Will Keep on in Spite of Shaffer. PUtsburg, Pa.. Sept. IS. At a meet ing today of ths- striking iron workers f:om the Star and Monongahela plants, at which 500 were present, it was de cided by a unanimous vote to repud late the New York agreement and con tinue the strike independently. Failing to hear from President Shaf fer on the terms of the settlement, the representatives of the two lodges con ferred with J. W. Phillis, district man ager for the American Tin Plate com pany. The terms offered by Mr. Phil ips. the men claim, means a big re- i auction In tonnage ratss. while the out- put is greatly Increased. 1 ne men wt:t continue the st:ike against this reduc tion. BASE BALL FIELD Where Games Were Won and Lost Yesterday. 'Baltimore Baltimore 3, Chicago 1"; second game Baltimore 1. Chicago 5. Pittsburg Pittsburg 5, Philadelphia. 1 Washington Washington 2, Milwau kee 9: second game? Washington -5, Milwaukee 3. BIG COPPER SURPLUS Its Existence Denied by the Metal Selling Company Bankers Engaged in Loaning Honey on Copper Do Not Believe the Sit- nation, la As Bad As Has Been Reported. ' New York, Sept. 18. The statement .,r ' H T. a Fulton orr:Ai ... t .. 1 broker, that the United States Me:al Celling company and its mining con nections had on hand August 1. 1901, 135.000.000 pounds of copper, which they were unable to reduce, create J no end cf talk in metal circles today, although :h& impression prevailed that the amount had been exaggerated. A rep resentative of the United States Sell ing company declared that the state ment of Mr. Casey, "who had ben let down easy,'.' was not wor:h considera tion by people posted on the copper sit uation. The Casey circular, however, was well distributed, and served to impart e-c-.nsiderable weakness to the shares of copper companies. Quite a number of brokers who are lntetested In copper stocks wenc so far as to moke an inves tigation in order to ascertain the exact situation as to the amount of copper in stock. They were told by copper inter- t sts that -the situation was sound, and that in the opinion the stocks on hand were much less than reported by Mr. Casey. "Banking interests," said one broker, "who loan large amounts of money to concerns interested Wn copper, declared that they fe't sure that the supplies on nan J wete not anywhere- near 135.000. 000 pounds. They Informed me that if such was the case, some evidence of it would be found in the borrowing de mand cf copier interests. They claim that the demand for money on trie part of copper interests nt pronounced, which would certainly be the cas2 if they were carrying 135.000.000 pounds of copper, which at present eiuotations represents something like $22,000,000." -A representative of the United Stai-s Metal Selling company said that Mr. Casey's statement in. the most part was absurd. 'Kie demand for copper," said he, "is brisk. The domestic consumption with in the last twelve months exceeds that uf the preceding twelve months by 25 to 39 per cent. The foreign market is dull as a result of the unfavorable business conditions of Germany, but this state of affairs abioad cannot last long. 'The production of copper for some Ime past has been practically constant and ns no substitute for the metal has yet been found I see no reason for tok- ing a gloomy view of the situation. Of course, we have a good supply of cop per on hand. This is nothing unusual. Our stock, however, is not abnormal. We carry su:plus stocks, the same as he sugar, iron, stel, cotton, woolen and other industries, and 1t would be strange if these various business enter prises were able to sell at once all the rruterlal they produced. "In this event there would be no limit to capacity. The fact that copper ptlces are firm and well maintained is the best evidence that the supplies of the metal on hand are not unusually large." MILITARY I. 0 0- F. Contest of the Cantons of the Patri archs Militant- Indianapolis, Ind.. Sept. 18. The princlpal feature today of the meeting o? the sovereign grand lodge of Od Fellows was the competitive drills of Patriarchs Militant, the military branch of the order. The contests were held at the state fair grounds in the presence of a crowd of spectators that completely filled the grand stands. Cantons of the Patriarchs Militant and degrees staffs from Illinois. Iowa, Kan- New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Missouri, Michigan and other states took part. Prizes aggregating S3000 in value were awarded the successful companies. This evening there was a reunion of the sovereign grand lodge and representatives of press. the fraternal A NUMBER HURT. Head-on Collision of Freight and Work Trains Near Grantville, Vt. Randolph. VL, Sept. 18. A head-on collision took place this morning on the Central Vermont railroad about six miles north of the East Granville sta tion between an extra freight and a working train, in which two men were seriously, if not fatally. Injured and several others badly hurt. Both engines were wrecked, but the engineers and firemen saved themselves by jumping. The Injured are Harry Bell of Ni rth field. spine probably broken, and Fred Gabbell of Waterbury. badly injured internally, while those less seriously hurt are C. Preston . of Bolton, J. Ho bart of Waterbury. B. Collins of Bolton, H. Gilbert of St. Albans and H. Gabbell cf Waterbury. The collision- Is said to have been due to an error on the part of the ttain dis patcher at St. Albans. MARQUIS ITO COMING. Yokohama. Sept. 18. Among the pas sengers on the steamer America Maru, sailing today for San Francisco Is th Marquis Ito. This eminent Japanese statesman Is in ill health and takes the awes IHC sea voyage in compliance with his phy stciarrs oraers. it is pronaote mat ma tour will Include a number of the lead ing cities of America. INCREASED SLXJAR STOCK. New York, Sept. 18. The capital stock of the American Sugar Refinins? company is to be Increased from sev- enty-flve to ninety million dollars as a result of a special meeting of the stock- j holders held in Jersey City today. Thtj new issue of fifteen' millions is to con--sist of one-half preferred stock and one-half common stock. , CAUGHT A POSTOFFICE ROBBER. Man Who Had J2000 Worth of Stamps With Him Arrested. Philadelphia. Sept. ' IS. Detective work by a Pennsylvania railroad con ductor and a passenger has resulted in the arrest of a man believed in liave tiiiivess-fiiily fiax-kej postofilce saf-s and secured stamps and money valued at $i(K). The prisoner Is an athletic, i well dressed, young man who says his name is William Brooks. He gives no address. In his grip were found stamps worth $2000 and about lf00 In bills. He wa3 beId here today In 110.00 bail for a hearing before a United States commis sioner. Postofilce safe at Lansdale, Glenwood. Pa., and AHoway. N. J., 'have been robbed! within the last ten days. After the last robbery at AHo way detectives asked all conductors to look out for suspicious characters. Cor ductor iuoor upon- the West Jersey line noticed Brooks take the train to day at Swedesboro, five miles from AI loway. The conductor says what made him suspicious was the fact that, al though Brooks was finely dressed, his shoes were muddy. The conductor pointed Brooks out to a passenger and asked that the man be followed. The passenger followed Brooks Into a saloon here and then called a policeman. The patrolman chapped Brooks u ion the shoulder and said loudly: "You are the .postofilce robber. I want you." 'Brooks was unnerved for a moment and exclaimed: "How did you find me?" THE CZAR IN FRANCE His Welcome at Sea by the Head of the French Republic. Paris, Sept. 18. The czar, accompan ied by the czarina, and a large suite, arrived in France today and were ac corded an enthusiastic welcome. At an early hour this morning President Loubet, M. Waldeck-Rousstau, M. Del eave and other heads of the French government pui. to sea on the torpedo boat destroyer Cassini. Oft Dunkirk the Cassini men the imperial yacat Standart, which broug'nt the czar to French waters, and the Imperial yacnt 5oIe Star, having on board the czarina. Th? meeting between the czar and the president of the French republic war" exceedingly cordial. The Cassini wel comed the visitors with an imperial sa lute, which the Standart returned., both crews dressing ship, whil? the bands played the Russian and French nation al anthems. Arriving at Dunkirk. the i visitors were entertained at Hmrheon by the chamber of commerce, following which M. Loubet and their Imperial majesties started Immediately for Com peigne. Extraordinary precautions were taken to Injure the safety atid comfort of the distinguished visitors. RECEPTION AT COMPEIGNE. Compeigne, France, Sept. IS. The cz-ar's first day on French soil passed without an untoward incident. The presidential train conveying M. Loubet and the czar and czarina witht their suites arrived at Compeigne this even ing. The utmost vigilance was exer cised along the railroad. The town was brilliantly illuminated, the whole route from the station to the chateau being decorated with festoons and colotcu lights. Emperor Nicholas was greeted with an incessant roar of cheers. CHILI'S NEW PRESIDENT. Santiago tie Chill. Sept., JS. Don Jerman Riesco was inaugurated pres- J ident of the republic today. The in- '; stallation was accompanied by the us ual -fo: malitles. POLICE AFTER WOMAN BURGLAR She, Broke into a House in the Daytims and Stole 1700 Worth. - Mount Vernon. N. Y., Sept. 18. The nsilir-A here n re Innklne for a woman J burglar who entered the house of Will- ! iam G. Bussey. a New York lawyer, I who lives on Chester hill, and stole i large amount of jewelry and silver ware. The robbery occurreu in me daytime, while the family was away. The police think the robber was a negro woman. The value of the stolen prop erty is said to be about $7000. A MISAPPREHENSION The California Board of Trade Didn't Ask for Militia- San Francisco, Sept. 18. General N. P. Chipman. president of the state board of trade, has sent a letter to Governor Gage In reply to the gover nor's tecent letter in answer to the memorial sent him by the state board of trade. The president ventures to criticize at length the stand taken by Governor Gage, and avers that the governor mis understood the purposeof the memorial, which was not to lequcst the calling out of the militia, but merely to call attentino to existing conditions, which were resulting In great los3 and dam age to the farming industry. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS. Jackson, Miss.. Sept. 18. A staie Sunday school teachers' institute, the first of its kind to be held in Mississ ippi, began a three days' session here ' today. !. f, mnni nnrli of ,r.CBi . , r - the state are present and mucn gooa ic-w i icun - " of ideas. A STATE AUCTION SALE. Helena, Mont.. Sept. IS. Montana's auction sale of state lands commenced tcday in Carbon county, or which tteei ( Lodge is the county seat. More than three million acres are to be disposed of. and if the state reaMxes the price U has fixed for the sale it will be the richer by many millions cf dollars. MAYOR NO LONGER JANITOR Vmeland. N. J., Sept. 18. The mayor of Vinelandi has given up tils Job e.i janitor janitor of the new city hall. Borough Solicitor Miller'last night ten dered an opinion that Mayor - Joseph Mason cou-ld no legally retain -his pla-.-o as janitor and Ills' more dignified but Impecunious office of mayor. If the mayor had clung to this more menial employment at 12.1 a month it wouid have invalidated him from acting as the cuy h chier -magistrate, and wout i also have desttoyed his ex-offlcio mem- bershlp Jn the wuman s goir club. fashionable organization there, and his office as a trustee of the new public library. INDIANA M. E. CONFERENCE. Bedford, Ind.. Sept. 18- The annual meeting of the Indiana M. E. confer ence held its first "business session this morning. Bishop Andrews presiding. The assignments will be announced" later in the week. T" AN ARIZONA ROAD The Report of the Oila Valley, Globe and Northern. New York, Sept. IS. II. E. Hunting ton, the nephew of Collis P. Hunting ton, to whom the Southern Pacific magnate left one-third of hi3 great fiw tune, is one cf the directors of the Gila Valley, Globe & Northern railway which operates 124 miles of line from Bowie to Globe in Arizona Territory. This road Is rapidly developing a local traffic in a region which a few years ago was without transportation facili ties. The annual report Just issued by President William Garland, shows gross earnings for the year ended June 30. of 1392.626, and net earnings of $149,375. The roat has been In operation only about two years. It has two franchises under construction, one from San Carlos to Deep . Creek coal mines, eighteen miles, and the other from Globe to Pinto creek, a distance cf twenty miles. RENEWS HER DIVORCE SUIT. Wants.-His to Shjjw Cause Why Case Should Not Be Reopened. Saratoga. X. Y Sept. 18. Mrs. Julia E. Selby. th'tf wife of Kid McCoy, the pugilist, is again at loggerheads with her husband. Recently she sued Mc Coy for absolute divoce on statutory grounds and also "brought suit for 125, 000 damages for an alleged assault here on August 13. Subsequently they ami cably .adjusted thelr dirrecpnees and both suits were withdrawn. The "Kid has since sailed' for Europe and Mrs. Selby has announced her intention of going on the stage. Today ' County Judge Nash Rock wood, counsel for Mrs. Selby, has served uion Police Jus tice William J. Delaney, counsel for Norman Selby, alias "Kid" McCoy, an order to show cause at Supreme Court Pustice Houghton's special term on Saturday, why the actions of Julia E. Selby against Norman Selby for di vorce and assault should not be re opened and the order restraining set aside. Justice Delaney did not learn until several hours after the papers were served that his client had sailed for Europe. P20ENIX ANARCHISTS It Is Believed There Are People Here Who Need Watching. The insidious growih of red-handed anarchy in this country has brought about a time when It behooves every citizen, as well as every otticer, to keep bis eyes and ears open. Phoenix has always boasted of her patriotism and, as a city, she has nothing to take back. But since the terrmle tragedy at Buf falo it has become apparent that the coils of this hydra-headed monster en circles every city of importance and it is believed, and with good reason, that while the monster's head has not been uplifted in this city, the rattle of Its tail has been heard, and worse than the rattlesnake, there is venom at both ends of it. Since that eventful sixth of September one citizen made comments In a public house in this city that, to say the least, were uu-American. It lost him his job and he is, or ought to be, repentant and more careful in the future. Another individual, and be it said with shame that he bears an American name, and a very common one, and is in business for himself, has had trouble with his landlord, who was brave enough to call him down when he made disparaging remarks about President McKinley, and expressed his satisfac tion at the work of Czolgosz. There is at least one other who has had trouble through the abuse of his right to free speech, ana trie police re port two more who are "under suspicion of allegiance to the cause of anarchy, though there is no special fear of any of these people using violent measures. From-this time forward every official in the United States wi'l have his ear to the ground for queer sounds, and the Phoenix officers are in the United States. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK FBOXNIX, ARIZONA Paid-Up Capital, $106,000 Bnrplui and Undivided Profits, $50,000 K. B. Gage, Pres. T. W. Pembertnn, Vice Pres. C.J. Ball, Casbfer. L. B. Larimer, Ant Caahlet Bteel-lined Vanlta and Bteel Safety Deposit ,7L."'..r.V;lHVl.T:HH T.i; .rJ. A lmin. O. I Hall. O. B .s , liWi Herman, F. U. Murphy, D. M. HOME SAYINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. CHARLES F. AIN8WORTH, President 8. M. KcCOWAN, Vice President R. H. GREENE, Secretary Authorized Capital $100,000 Honrs 9 a. m. to S p.m. Interest on deposits. Jo commiaaion on loana. Hooh H. Parcx, Cashier and Treasurer. Uirectora Cnarlel F. Aluworta, 8. M. MeCowan. Hugh H. Price, W. C. Fouler. R. U. broan SEATTLES'S SHIPPING Gigantic Scheme of Consoli dation Under Way The Object Seems to Be to Place the Ocean Traffic in the Control of the Trans-Continental Com panics. Seattle, Sept. IS. Recent transfers in the ownership and management of ocean steamships operating from Pugret sound por-ts indica te that there are -vast torces at work toward the consolidation of all the ocean shipping from this port into the hands of 4 few companies by the companies owning and operating the transcontinental railways.' With this jr.ovcment there is a vast atil seemingly irresistible tendency on the part of the ocean shipping of the sound to concentrate at Seattle as the port of call of the large lines, all of the business from the other sound ports to be fed to those lines at this port by a ryatem- of sound steamers owned and oiieta-ted by ihe same companies or by companies under the same control as the cne which operates th3 ocean liners. 'Ihe first significant event of recent occurrence in the- carrying out of this program was the acquirement of the Alaska s-eajr.-ship of the Canadian Pa cific Navigation company, by the Cana dian Pacific railway company. This transfer gave the Canadian Pacific ' Railway company the direct control of a line of transportation extending fro.-n Montreal to Skag-way. Now it is re ported' thav negotiations are pending for the purchase by the Canadian Pa cific company of the rail and water lines cf the White Pass and Yukon route, which would extend the zone of control of that company to the Klon dike. In c-cmpeii-tion with, this Canadian consolidation and 1n order to meet it the- more effectually there have recent ly been effected transfers in the Alaska steamship lines operated from Ameri- can ports. One of these was the purchase by ihe Pacific Coast company of the vessels and the good' will of the Washington and Alaska Stc-amiship company, thus giving to the Pacific Coast company a virtual monopoly of the Alaskan busi ness from ports on this side of -.he in ternational line. As the stock of the Pa: illc Coast company Is held in prac tically the same hands as are the secur ities of the Great Northern and North ern Pacific railways, -the Inference is plain that the Pacific Coast company will have the virtual support and as sistance of tho?e companies in the ex ecution of ira !ani;"'Tor securing the tontroi of the business. But by far the larger movr-ment is that which is now noticeable in the de velopment -cf the oriental business. Until recently the trans-Pacific freight eairylng traffic originating on the line of -.he Northern- Pacific railroad was given to DodwtJr & t'o.' steamships under a contract which had still twenty years to run. But the purchase by the Pacific Coast Steamship -company of the steamers of the Dodwell company in cluded a satisfaction of this contract and now it is evident from many in dications that the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern are planning to own- and operate Jointly their own lin-a of trans-Pacific freight carriers. This plan, on 'the part of the Great North ern, acting independently, was an nounced three years ago, and two immense- steameis for the use of this company are" now nearing completion at New London, Conn., and will reach here in time to be placed on the run some time next summer. Recently the announcement has been made from the New York office of the Northern Pacific that that company ha-.V ordered the construction ' of two steamers of similar proportions and freight carrying capacity. This fact, together with the clase relations exist ing between the two companies, natur ally led to the conclusion that the four vessels are being built .for the same line, and that by the time- they are completed the community of Interest ' scheme will be perfected to such a de- gree as will enable the operation of ths steamers of bc.h companies under one management. THE MUSCULAR T. M. C. A. Pewee- Valley, Ky., Sept. 18. Secre taries, assistant secretaries and phys ical directors of the various branches of the Y. M. C. A. In Kentucky gath ered here today for their annual con ference. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange ideas and lay plans for extending and Improving the associa tion work. John I Wheat of Louisville caller the gathering to order. CONGRESS OF NURSES. Buffalo, N. Y.. Sept. 18. The great international congress of nurses was formally opened this morning with an address of welccme by Mayor Diehl. Hospital administration In America, women on hospital boards, and the ad ministration of hospitals in Great Britain were some of the topics dis cussed at the opening Eession. The congress will continue unil Saturday. Boxea. General Banking Bnilneaa, Drafts issued Klcamoua. Ferrr, K. B.Gage, T. W. Pemberton.