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VOL. XXXIII TsO 11.000.
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OUR ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE
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Oregon ian "Building
They Consumed the Time of the
National Senate Yesterday.
CURRENCY BILL IN THE HOUSE
The General Debate Will Be Contin
ued Until the Cauctu of Demo
cratic Members Has Spoken.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. The democrats
of the house will hold a-caucus at 3 o'clock
Monday, next- The call was written to
day by Springer, of Illinois, who has the
Carlisle bill in charge. Springer says the
general debate on the banking bill will
continue until the hour of holding the
caucus. Tuesday the committee on rules
will bring in an order fixing the debate
under the five-minute rule for the three
days following. It is not probable, how
ever, that a vote on the bill will be taken
before Friday next,
Cleveland Will Wait for the Caucus,
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Satisfaction
was expressed by the democrat leaders of
the house when the news reached the
capltol that, as a result of the deliber
ations of the cabinet today, it was deemed
inadvisable that the president should, at
this time, send a special message to con
gress urging the passage of the Carlisle
banking bill. If the house caucus, to be
held Monday next, should agree to sup
port the bill, as a party measure, a special
message will be unnecessary. Should the
caucus, on the other hand, develop strong
opposition to the measure and a determi
nation radically to amend it, it is believed
to be certain that the president will im
mediately follow the caucus action with
a special executive message.
Carlisle Conferred Wit It Crisp.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Secretary Car
lisle came to the capltol after the cabinet
meeting, and joined Speaker Crisp in the
tatter's private office. It is understood
their purpose was to outline a definite
plan of procedure on the currency bill.
am. srERRY's substitute.
Full Text of the Measure Introduced
By Him In the House.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. The following
is the full text of the bill introduced to
day by Sperry, of Connecticut, as a sub
stitute for the Carlisle banking bill:
Section L That the secretary of the
treasury is hereby authorized to issue, in
a sum or sums not exceeding in the ag
gregate all the United States notes now
outstanding including all legal tender notes
issued under the provisions of the acts
of February , 18G2, and July 11, 1SC2, and
March 3, 1863, and all treasury notes is
sued under the provisions of the act of
July 14, 1890, coupon or registered bonds of
the United States, at the option of the
purchasers thereof, payable in gold coin
of the United States of the present
standard value, bearing interest payable
quarterly in such coin; of the denomlna-tionsref-
$10,:-?50, $100, 200," 130Q, VM0 pr,
$10,000, at the option of the purchasers
thereof, and in such form as the secre
tary shall prescribe. Said bonds shall be
payable at the option of the United States
10 years from the date of their issue, and
shall be due ind payable SO years from
the date of their issue, and all of said
bonds and the interest thereon shall be
exempt from the payment of all taxes and
duties of the United States, as well as
from taxation in any form by or under
state, municipal or local authority, and
the said bonds shall have set forth and
expressed, upon their face, the above
specified conditions, and shall, with their
coupons, be made payable at the treasury
of the United States, and a sum necessary
to pay the expenses of preparing, issu
ing, advertising and disposing of said
bonds is hereby appropriated out of any
money in the treasury of the United
States, not otherwise appropriated.
Section 2. That from and after the pas
sage of this act, air United States legal
tender notes, issued under the provisions
of the acts of February 25, 1862 and July
11, .1862, and March 3, 1863, and all treasury
notes issued under the provisions of the
act of July 14, 1S90, which shall be re
deemed in gold coin at the treasury of
the United States, shall be canceled and
destroyed, and shall not again be reissued,
and the secretary of the treasury is
hereby authorized and required to sell and
dispose of, at public or private sale, with
in his discretion, any of these bonds is
sued under this act at not less than the
par value for gold coin, to an amount
equal to the amount of all such United
States notes and treasury notes so re
deemed, canceled and destroyed.
Section 3. That whenever the amount of
gold coin and gold bullion in the treasury
of the United States, which Is not held
for the redemption of gold certificates
outstanding, falls below the amount of
$100,000,000. the secretary of the treasury
is hereby authorized and empowered to
sell and dispose of at public or private
sale, within his discretion, any of the
bonds issued under this act, at not less
than their par value in gold coin, to such
an amount as shall be necessary to re
store the amount of gold coin and gold
bullion In the treasury of the United
States, which is not held for the redemp
tion of gold certificates outstanding, to
the amount of $100,000,000.
Section 4. That the secretary of the
treasury i3 hereby authorized, within his
discretion, to use, from time to time, any
surplus revenue of the United States to
redeem United States legal tender notes,
issued under the provisions of the act3
of February 25. 1862, July 11. 1862, and
March 3. 1S63, and treasury notes issued
under the provisions of the act of July
14, 1S90, and said notes, when so redeemed,
shall be canceled and destroyed, and shall
not again be reissued.
Section 5. That the secretary of the
treasury is hereby authorized, within his
discretion, to sell and dispose of any of
the bonds Issued under the provisions of
this act, at public or private sale, at not
less than their par value for gold coin,
to such amount or amounts as he may
deem necessary, and to apply the proceeds
of the bonds so sold to the redemption
of any United States legal tender notes
issued under the provisions of the acts of
February 25, 1S62, July 11, 1862, and March
3, 1863, or treasury notes issued under
the provisions of the act of July 14, 1830,
which may, be received Into the treasury
of the United States in payment of duties
on Imports, internal revenue, taxes, or
any other duties to the United States,
and all such United States treasury notes
so redeemed, shall be canceled and de
stroyed and shall not again be reissued.
AX ARMENIA MEMORIAL.
It Asks the Appointment of Another
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. In the senate
this morning. Hale offered a memorial in
the Interest of native-born United States
citizens living in Turkish-Armenia, whose
lives, property and lawful occupations,
the -memorial says, are frequently im
perilled. The memorial shows that in
Asiatic-Turkey, there i& a permanent force
of nearly 250 American missionaries, who
hold over $2,000,000 of Armenian property.
In the Eastern Turkey mission there are
50 adult missionaries who have under
their charge 42 churches, 169 schools, a
hospital and a large medical work. The
sources of danger pointed out are the
lawlessness of numerous highwaymen,
who infest the country; the fanatical
Moslem population of cities and the hos
tility of Turkish officials, who have en
couraged attacks upon the lives and prop
erty of American citizens. After setting
forth the evidences of this dangerous con
dition, the memorialists say the condi
tions shown to exist abundantly justify
a renewed request for some consular pro
tection in Eastern Turkey, from which
Americans are completely shut off. The
nearest consul is Mr. Jewett, but he is
too far away to be of any service, and
mail addressed to him is unhesitatingly
intercepted by the Turkish officials. An
urgent request is made for the stationing
of American consuls at Erzeroum and
Harpool. Speaking to a press representa
tive, in relation to this memorial, and the
whole Armenian situation, a senator well
informed on the question, said:
"The real reason why the porte ob
jected to the sending of Mr. Jewett, our
consul at Siva?, to make an independent
investigation of these alleged atrocities
is that Consul Jewett married an Arme
nian lady, understands the language thor
oughly, and could obtain all the facts.
Of course, he would be inclined, naturally
enough, to view them from a standpoint
which the Turkish government would re
gard as biased."
NICARAGUA! CAXAL BILL.
It May Not Fans at This Session of
WASHINGTON, an-jTho judgment
'Of. the'senators"who TtsWafnedMriifthe-clty-
auring the recess is that the NIcaraguan
bill cannot pass this session. Davis, of the
foreign relations committee, said:
"It is not a favorable time to urge such
a measure. The times have been so hard
that the people do not like the prospect
of increasing or creating an additional
White, of California, favors the canal,
but does not see the possibility of getting
it through this session. He said a prop
osition to send an engineer commission to
Niciragua to make another examination
and survey is merely a dilatory one, put
forward by opponents of the project to
ACTORS IN COURT.
Edward Rice's Suit Against Camille
BOSTON. Jan. 4.-Camille d'Arville,
prima donna, may sing on. The full
bench of the supreme court has dismissed
the bill in equity brought by Edward E.
Rice to restrain her from singing in the
United States or Canada except under
his management. The decision is im
portant as bearing upon the enforcement
of a negative covenant in contract for
For Teaching1 Mrs. Carter to Act.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. Another motion
for a bill of particulars was made before
Justice Patterson, of the supreme court,
today, in the action brought by David
Belasco against N. K. Fairbank, the
Chicago millionaire, to recover $50,000 for
teaching Mrs. Leslie Carter to act. The
services were rendered from 18S9 to 1891
and one bill of particulars has already
A Springfield, Ohio, Fire.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 4. The res
idence of P. P. Mast, the millionaire man
ufacturer, was burned yesterday. The in
terior was entirely destroyed. The loss is
about $20,000; insured for $40,000. The fire
is supposed to have been of incendiary
The Rev. Father Sticks' Removal.
PANA. 111., Jan. 4. The Rev. Father
Sticks, who made a bitter attack on the
members of his congregation in a sermon
New Year's morning, has been removed
and his successor will be appointed.
Two Hundred Fishermen Drowned.
LONDON, Jan. 4. It is estimated that
200 fishermen belonging to Hull, Grimsby,
were drowned during the recent gale.
Made from the most
highly refined and ex
and leaves neither acid
nor alkali in the food.
BAKING POWDER CO., 105 VALL ST., NEW-YORK.
A Call Issued to the House Mem
bers to Meet Monday Next.
CURRENCY BILL TO BE DISCUSSED
Full Text of a. Substitute for the Car
lisle Bill Introduced by Sperry,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Less than 20
senators were in their seats today when
Vice-President Stevenson called the sen
ate to order. The first thing of any im
portance was Lodge's address upon the
resolution of Inquiry, as to why the United
States warships had been withdrawn from
Honolulu. He said:
"At the beginning of the session I In
troduced a resolution asking for the re
ports and correspondence of Admiral
Walker, In regard to Hawaii. Admiral
Walker's papers were, as had been an
ticipated, most valuable on these points.
They showed that to the disinterested ob
server, actuated by no motive but the
Interests of .the United States, it was
perfectly clear that our true policy was
the annexation of these islands. They con
firmed in this way the views expressed
by the senate in the resolution last sum
mer, and which I believe are the views
held substantially by all American people,
except those concerned in the present ad
ministration. All this was valuable In
formation, but Admiral Walker's last let
ter brought out strongly a highly impor
tant point which had thus far not been
appropriated. It was known to the United
States, through the press, that all our
warships had been withdrawn from Ha
waii, and although several were lying
idle at Mare island, none had been sent
back to Honolulu. The letter of Admiral
Walker discourses in a striking way the
danger and impolicy of this course, and
also proves that our government had been
warned In regard to It by an officer
speaking on such a point with the au
thority of an expert. Admiral Walker
says, with frankness, that If the British
men-of-war, as well as our own, had been
withdrawn, it might have been a good
thing. Certainly it could have done no
harmto the stability of the government."
He "referred to the manner In which
England reached out to increase her pos
sessions, and after that to how a British
subject had encouraged the Hawaiian roy
alists, while the absence of an American
vessel gave encouragement to the counter
revolution. He referred to the fact that
Japan had a warship at the Hawaiian Isl
ands. He said the Importance of Hawaii
to the United States could not be over
estimated and would become greater upon
the completion of the NIcaraguan canal.
Continuing, he said:
"Under such circumstances, to leave
these Islands without the protection of an
American warship and to leave our in
terests In Pearl harbor and the interests
of our citizens unguarded, appears to me
wrong in me aujaeai degree, wnat move
vtuotcuiuic.- wimiMyauui tJit-mJj -.
traorainary policy, it is lmpossioie to say.
II It Is its desire to throw the Sandwich
islands into the hands of Great Britain,
as it has openly proposed to do with
Samoa, Its action is incomprehensible;
but nothing less explains it. Such a
policy is unpatriotic, and it is difficult to
conceive that it should be entertained. It
seems to me, In view of the importance
of the Sandwich islands to this country,
a great wrong has been committed in
withdrawing our ships at this moment,
and that a man-of-war should be sent
there at once. It is for this reason I have
introduced this resolution of inquiry, and
I think our government owes it to the
people to send a warship to Honolulu
without delay. If it does not, it will for
feit the right to remain silent as to its
reasons for such an extraordinary course."
At the conclusion of Lodge's remarks,
Butler of South Carolina moved the
reference of the resolution to the commit
tee on foreign relations. Lodge was dis
posed to combat this reference, insisting
that it should more properly go to the
committee on naval affairs. The matter
was discussed by Butler, Gray, Lodge and
others. Aldrich suggested that the resolu
tion be modified so as to request the In
formation on the subject from the presi
dent. This met with the views of Sher
man, who said the question was purely a
diplomatic one. There was no reason whs
it should not pass. The members of the
senate were entitled to the Information
desired. Morgan declared himself in favor
of annexation and a good friend to the
people of Hawaii. At the same time, he
thought the resolution should go to the
committee on foreign relations. He be
lieved the republic of Hawaii should have
an opportunity to show the world that it
did not need a crutch to help It along.
Hawley referred to what he termed 'the
living conspiracy" in the islands and to
the advisability of the people knowing
what the policy of the United States was
to be if a revolution broke out. The in
quiry was one that might properly be
made. Butler expressed great respect for
Admiral Walker, but said that officer had
simply given his opinion of what Great
Britain would do in the event of certain
contingencies. He further said that he
had not the slightest apprehension on the
subject of Great Britain's Interference,
and insisted upon the reference of the
resolution to the committee on foreign
relations, and hoped that the committee
would Inquire into the wisdom, propriety
and advisability of its passage by the
Hale urged the adoption of the resolu-
tion, and Gray spoke of the scandal and
shame to the American people that had
been brought about by the late interfer
ence in Hawaiian affairs, and said he
hoped that the country would not again
be smirched by it, and in answer to the
senator from Massachusetts (Lodge), he
would say that the larger body of public
opinion shared the views he expressed.
Aldrich also took part in the discussion at
this point, and asked Gray concerning the
stationing of a ship in Hawaiian waters
by this government, which led the latter
to remark that very unfortunately there
was a vessel called the Boston stationed
there some time ago.
Teller charged that it had been the pur
pose of the administration to restore
Llliuokalani, and special agencies had
been put to work for that purpose. But
ler interrupted to say that there was no
evidence that the administration had in
view the restoration of the queen. Teller,
however, contended that the Instructions
of Commissioner Blount to restore the
statu quo could not be otherwise con
strued, and said:
"The charge is not a new one. It has
been repeated time and time again."
"No significance is attached to the mak
ing of a charge," responded Butler. "It
is all In maintaining it."
The debate was continued until 2
o'clock, when Morgan took the floor to
continue his speech on the NIcaraguan
canal bill, the Hawaiian resolution going
to the calendar. Morgan read at some
length from a report made by Major Dut
ton, of the army, to show that the con
struction of the canal was entirely prac
ticable and presented extracts from re
ports of the bureau of American re
publics to show that the climate of Nic
aragua was agreeable and anything but
unhealthy. He said he thought he had
sufficiently answered the senator from
Indiana (furpie) as to the alleged facts
on which he had based his energetic
The military academy appropriation bill
was then taken up. The amendments
made by the appropriations committee
to the bill, as it came from the house,
were agreed to and the bill was passed.
The pension appropriation bill was then
taken up, but its consideration was post
poned until Monday, at the suggestion of
Then, at 3:35, the senate went into exec
utive session, and at 355 P. M. adjourned
THE CURRENCY DEBATE.
It Again Consumed the Time of the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. The general
debate on the currency bill consumed
the time of the house again today. The
feature of the day's debate was the speech
made in opposition to the measure by
Hendricks, who is a New York banker.
He declared the bill would be Inadequate
as a measure of relief for the treasury,
and besides would provide an unsound
currency. He suggested as the only meas
ure of relief the passage of a bill to fund
greenbacks. The other speakers today
were Hepburn, Dingley and Gresham.
Hendricks described at length the process
by which the gold was withdrawn by
speculators for shipment abroad, and then
proceeded to contrast this with the situ
ation in France, where the Bank of France
refused to pay except where actually ne
cessary, more than 5 per cent of gold on
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"These aggressions on our gold .reserve.
must be stopped, and if the pending bill
would stop them and afford relief in
taking the government out of the bank
ing business as it had been out of the
silver business, I would vote for it."
"Does the action of the Bank of France
in refusing to pay more than 5 per cent
In gold," asked Hepburn, "impair the
credit of that bank?"
"Then, would the credit of the United
States be impaired if the United States
should exercise its discretion and redeem
the Sherman notes in silver?"
"Yes, I believe it would, at this time,"
"Because of the general distrust of the
government's ability to pay gold. One
hundred and fifty-nine millions of Sherman
gold promises to pay cannot be met with
"But the notes are redeemable In coin,
not gold," was Hepburn's parting shot.
Hendricks, continuing, said the pending
bill was open to the vital objection that
it would not do what it set out to do. It
would not relieve the treasury of the ag
gressions on its gold; it would be a fail
ure as a bank measure, because it would
super-impose upon an uncertain body of
public credit currency a much larger
and more uncertain body of private credit
currency, without sufficient foundation
under the former.
Sperry presented his substitute to fund
the greenbacks with 3 per cent gold bonds
for the information of the house, and then
Hepburn was recognized. He said his self
laudation was impaired by the recollec
tion of his speech 16 months ago, when the
same condition existed. Hendricks then
found the panacea for all financial Ills in
the repeal of the Sherman silver law.
Hepburn declared Hendricks had pointed
out unwittingly the remedy for the pres
ent evil when he told the house the great
banking houses of Europe exercised their
discretion about depleting their gold
"Why will not the secretary of the
treasury exercise the same disci etion?"
"Why have not republican secretaries
of the treasury exercised that discre
tion?" asked Pence.
"I have not been secretary of the treas
ury," replied Hepburn, hotly. "When I
am I will answer. I am as fully con
vinced, however, as I am that I am alive,
that if the secretary of the treasury were
now to exercise his discretion and to pay
gold when legitimate redemptions were
asked, and refuse it to sharks and specula
tors, the evils from which we suffer would
cease to be."
Gresham supported the bill, and at the
conclusion of his speech the house took a
recess till 8 o'clock. The night session was
devoted to private pension bills.
o Further Tariff Legislation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Senators Cock
rell, Forman and Jones, democrats, and
Allison, republican, held an Informal meet
ing today to discuss the prospects for
correcting the present tariff lav by
amendments to the urgency deficiency
bill. After the conference it was stated
no attempt would be made to make cor
rections. It Is understood Allison rather
guardedly expressed the opinion that the
republicans would not look with favor
upon the amendment scheme. The demo
crats who attended the conference gave
it as their opinion that there would be no
effort made to pass any tariff legislation
at this session.
The Xnvnl Appropriation Bill.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. It is practically
settled that the naval appropriation bill,
as reported to the house, will contain
provisions for two and possibly three
battleships, at a cost of about 51,000,000
3Ioncj" for an Oregonian.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Senator Mitch
ell today had passed the bill giving Peter
Grant Stewart, of Gervais, Or., S7500, for
land taken for a military reservation in
Pacific countv. . . - .,
THE STEEVES JURY OUT
Trial Ended, and the Lawyer's
Fate Hanging in the Balance.
A DAY OF ATTORNEYS' ARGUMENTS
The Jurors Retired at 10:10 P. M.,
and, Fnilinpr to Ajcree at Once.
Were Locked up Over Xlsht.
The trial of Attorney X. N. Steeves
for complicity with "Bunco" Kelly in the
murder of George W. Sayres has closed,
and tho jury, in whose hands the fate of
the defendant rests, is now dellberatlnf?
for a verdict. The argument of counsel
consumed all of yesterday's session, and
ended at about 9:30 o'clock last night.
Then Judge Stephens delivered his charge
to the jury, and at 10:10 o'clock it was
retired for deliberation.
When court convened at 9 o'clock yes
terday morning, every seat in the room
'Where is the evidence of a conspiracy t " cried
was occupied. Inside the rail, additional
chairs had been placed to accommodate
the visiting members of the legal fra
ternity, "who desired to hear the antici
pated eloquent pleas of counsel. Attorney
Leasure opened for the state, and was
followed by Judge Page for the defense.
This consumed the morning session, and,
after the noon recess, Mr. Caples and Mr.
Mallory occupied the entire afternoon n
eloquent addresses for the defense. The
evening session, which begaa at 730
o'clock, held the largest audience Judge
Stephens' courtroom has ever known.
There was not -a, square- foo-of standing
room remaining when all who were al
lowed admittance had either found chairs
or a convenient place to stand and listen.
Of the audience yesterday, there were
only two members of the gentle sex in it.
During the entire trial very few ladles
have attended, and this has appeared
strange to those who claim to know about
such incidents. "Bunco" Kelly seemed
to be an attraction during his trial, and
" Don't forget that Sayres was murdered," con
eluded Mr. I.tasure.
many ladles were in the courtroom while
it continued. "Bunco's" attractive physi
ognomy probably accounted for this.
Intense Interest was manifested in yes
terday's arguments, and from first to
last the utmost silence reigned in the
courtroom. A3 the evening was drawing
to a close, and it was realized that the
case would soon be in the hands of the
jury, a scene almost awe-inspiring was
presented. It was most impressive, and
was made doubly Interesting by the fact
that a well-known citizen, a member of
the legal profession, was on trial for M3
life, and that his guilt or innocence of a
most atrocious crime would soon be de
cided. Attorney Steaves retained the utmost
composure during the arguments of coun
sel. While the strain must have been
hard to bear, there was no perceptible
change In his demeanor during the time
the counopl for and against him occupied
he floor. "When the jury retired for delib
eration, at least one-half of the audience
remained until midnight, in anticipation
1'oit wouldn't hang a dog on Poicers' testimony,"
said Mr. Caples.
of an early verdict. Attorney Steeves
remained in the courtroom, and con
versed with friends t-ntil the court decid
ed to lock the jury up for the night. He
3tated to an Oregonlan reporter that he
expected a verdict of acquittal; he coull
not believe anything else would be
reached. He had nothing further to say.
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