VOL. XL. NO. 12,456. PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 14, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTa Aqc Hunter Rye The Whiskey of Whiskeys ROTHCHILD BROS. Areata Oregon, 'Washington and Idaho. 20-26 North Rrst .. Flavor . .. TODAY ONLY $25 Steel Laundry Stoves for $17.85 Only a few of them loft ''First come, first served." They are of our well-known quality, and have hot-water coll, and racks for heating 12 Irons, at the same time heating a 4arge wash boiler. W. G. Mcpherson tt$"M 47 FIRST STREET , PRICES REDUCED THE MANUFACTURERS OF Premo and Poco Cameras Announce greatly reduced prices on. their makes of Cameras. Prices- on application. BLUMAUER-FRANK DRUG CO. 144-146 FOURTH STREET PHIt. MKTSCHAN. Pres. SEVENTH AND WASHINGTON CHANGE OF European Plan: shipments Special rSSSmr r l rimfmmm3!P """"" '"KMRu Woodqrd, Clarke & Co. tsssM 1 ifil TUT! 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Lov ing, of Fart Worth, Tex., passed through Cleveland today on his way to New York, where according to aa afternoon paper, he will conclude negotiations for a 560, 000 000 cattle trust, which will absorb 60 Texas ranches. Officers f the leather trust. It Is said, will furnish the capital.. .. Purity.. St., Portland, Or. Mellowness EXCLUSIVE CARPET HOUSE. J. G. Mack & Co. 88 Third St Ogportt-ttaBkr if fiamrm C. W. KNOWLES, Mgr. STREETS. PORTLAND, 0REG01 MANAGEMENT $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Day THIS MORNING Between 9:00 and 12:00 we will sell Genuine Cos mo Buttermilk Soap, per cake, at 5 cents; 15c per box. We are having & special sale of Cameras In the Photographic Department. Itwill pay you to call and see them. "We are sole agents for Hurler's -Candles. Fresh every week. Best and purest confection OrfiiTTilL'l.i.a!PWfllWtl'"il'tl. l . " '" fu SUPERIO STOVES AND RANGES Are the . LEADERS In the market today They have a national reputation of being Juvt what their name lmplle3 "SUPERIOR to all others." We are sole agents. Fourth and Aldr Sts. ORBCON $3.00 PER DAV Arilfrnrt S3 STARK STREET Bet. 7th and Park over 200 periodicals quarter all subscriptions except Sundays nnd holidays. Queen Dragn. Not Bead. PARIS, Nov. 13. Inquiries made by a representative of the Associated Press at the Servian legation here show that there Is no truth in the report published by the Echo de Paris today that Queen Drar. of Servla, Is dead. The legation officials have not even heard that the Queea is ill. . PORTLAND CHOATE ON LINCOLN The Ambassador's Lecture in Edinburgh. CAREER OF THE GREAT AMERICAN Romance of the Backvroodsmnn'a Life The Emancipator aa sfe Law yer Rosebery's Tribute. EDINBURGH, Nov. 18. Joseph H. Choate, United States Ambassador to Great Britain, this evening delivered the Inaugural lecture at the Philosophical In stitution of Edinburgh, taking aa his theme "The Career and Character of Abraham Lincoln." Lord Roseberry, who presided, introduced Mr. Choate as fol lows: "Mr. Choate Is one of that choice suc cession of men whom the United States has sent to this country. He has en deared himself to ua In a remarkable de gree by his brilliant and genial qualities. For his discourse he has selected one of the most Interesting subjects in the range of possibility, the great man whom he personally knew In the flesh, Abraham Lincoln." Mr. Choate said In part: "When you asked me to deliver the in augural address on this occasion, I rec ognized that I owed this compliment to the fact that I was the official repre sentative of America and in selecting a subject I ventured to think that I might Interest you for an hour in a brief study in popular government, as Illustrated by the life of the most American of Ameri cans. I therefore offer no apology for asking your attention to Abraham Lin colnto his unique character and the parts he bore in two Important achieve ments of modern history the preserva tion of the Integrity of the American Union and the emancipation of the col ored race. "During his brief term of power ho was probably the object of more abuse, vili fication and ridicule than any other man in the world: but when he fell by the hand of an assassin, at the very mo ment of his stupendous" victory, all the nations of the jearth vied with one an other in paying homage to his character, and the S5 years that have elapsed have established his place In history as one of the great benefactors, not of his own country alone, but of the human race. "Fiction can furnish no match for the romance of his life, and biography will be searched In vain for such startling vicissitudes of fortune, bo great power and glory won out of such humble begin nings and adverse circumstances." Mr. Choate then entered upon a rather detailed story of the early trials and privations of Abraham Lincoln, his strug gles In the study and practice of the law. Staid he: "My professional brethren will natur ally ask me how could this rough back woodsman, whose youth had been spent In the forest or on the farm and flatboat, without culture and training, education or study, by the random reading, on the ima4flSS 1fnreaBfcpllSnaSwives lnlnSflrst Congress. The15trrt!ten have earned his salt as a wlrter for the Signet, nor have won a place as advo cate In the Court of Sessions, where the technique of the profession has reached Its highest perfection, and centuries of learning and precedent are Involved in the equipment of a lawyer. Dr. Holmes, when asked by an anxious young mother, When should the education of a child begin?' replied: 'Madam, at least two centuries before It Is born.' And so I am sure It is with the Scots lawyer. "But not so In Illinois in 1840. Be tween 1830 and 1880 Its population In creased 20-fold, and when Lincoln began practicing law in Springfield in 1837, life in Illinois was very crude and simple, and so were the courts and the adminis tration of Justice. Books and libraries were scarce. But the people loved Jus tice, upheld the law and followed the courts, and soon found their favorites among the advocates. The fundamental principles of common law as set forth by Blackstone and Chatty, were not so difficult to acquire: and brains, common sense, force of character, tenacity of purpose, ready wit and power of speech did the rest and supplied all the deficien cies of learning." Mr., Choate spoke at length of Lin coln's political ambitions, showing how he mastered every obstacle as It arose before him, and by the extraordinary training of his youth found himself par ticularly fitted for the work he was called upon to perform. Many notable persons were In the audience, and Mr. Choate was frequently applauded. Lord Roseberry, replying to a vote of thanks for presid ing, said: "Lincoln was one of the great figures of the 19th century. To me It has also seemed that he was the second founder of the great Republic. His strength rested on two rocks unflinching principle and Illimitable common sense. One distin guishing feature that disassociated him from all the other great men of history was his Immense fund of humor." Thanking Mr. Choate in behalf of the audience, Lord Roseberry referred to him as "that consummate master of elo quence," and he concluded with an inter esting personal reference to "the vivid Impression and intense interest which the American Civil War produced in my case at the most impressionable moment of my life. So anxiously did I and my fel low students at Eton study the details of the war." said Lord Roseberry, "that we seemed to hear the very clash of conflict across the Atlantic, and as soon as I had sufficient liberty and funds, I crossed the Atlantic to try to become ac quainted with some of the places and men Illustrious in that war. I saw Grant, Sherman, Jefferson Davis and many others and even after this lapse of years, everything seems as familiar to me as then." POPLAR BLUFF HORROR, Another Body Found In the Ruins of the Burned Hotel. POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Nov. 13. A par tial search ot the ruins of the burned Glfford House was made today, but only one unidentified bodj was recovered. The debris Is still burning, and the intense heat has retarded the work of the search ers. It is now considered certain that five more bodies He buried beneath the ruins, for the nauseating odor of charred flesh comes from five different spots. It Is given out authentically by Night Clerk Swalm that every one of the 45 rooms in the house were occupied Sunday night, while the register contains only 14 names. It is said that the management was not particular In having the guests register when they came in during the night. Winslow Stowe and Etta Hargrove, whose injuries were pronounced fatal, are still alive. The rest of the Injured are recov ering slowly. Eugene Dalton, who It was thought had lost his life In the fire, has been located at Hot Springs, Ark. It Is believed that one of the bodies that He burled beneath the ruins Is that of Rob ert L. Sawyer, of St. Louis). He came here a few days ago, and his relatives have been unable to locate him. DAVIS GROWS WORSE. Minnesota. Senator's Condition Fast Recovery. Is ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 13. The grave complications disclosed by tie bulletin issued last evening by the physician in attendance upon Senator C K. Davis have greatly depressed his family and friends, who hitherto have been hope ful of a favorable outcome of his pro longed illness. His wife, his aged par ents and two sisters who are In con stant attendance upon him, now fully realize the probability of a fatal result and that at no distant time. It is said that the Senator himself Is not cognizant of the extremely serious character of his illness, though he is, of course, aware that he is being treated for another and possibly more serious ailment than that with which he at first contehded. The presence of acute Inflammation of the kidneys appears to have no relation what ever to the poison taken Into his system through the Injured foot. Senator Davis family fears that his weakened system will hardly Enable him to flght the disease, as he might have done had he not been subjected to a wearisome siege of nine weeks. It is said the Senator suffers but little pain and the wounded foot is beginning to heal nicely, and but few "symptoms are noted, so far as It is concerned. A statement was made today by a close friend of the falmly, who said: "Drs. Stone and Lankester yesterday discovered evidences of Bright's disease. Upon this discovery it was thought best to acquaint Dr. Murphy, of Chicago, of the changed conditions. Dr. Murphy ar rived today and corroborated the diag nosis. He regards the case as now grave, for kidney trouble at this stage Is a se rious Bymptom." When Dr. Murphy was last hero it was believed there was a fair chance for re covery. He is not so sanguine now. At midnight Dr. Stone Issued the following bulletin: "Senator Davis passed a comfortable day. He is more restless tonight. Tem perature 99; pulse 120." . REAPPORTIONMENT -BILL. Census Figures "Will Be Ready When Congress Meets. "WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Director of the Census Merriam was at the White House today. He called the attention of the President to the fact that the fig ures on the population of the United States, the total of which had already been announced, are in such shape that they will be at the disposition of Con gress when it meets, for any action it may desire to take in the direction of a reapportionment bill. The reapportion ment following the count of the 12th cen sus will become operative by law In 1903. xnere prooaoiy will De a considerable in crease both in the ratio andi the total number of Representatives under the new apportionment. Starting with a ratio of 1 to every 30.006 sub, In 1890, gave a population of 63,622,250, or an increase ot iz.om.vw. Tne ratio was 173,901 people to each Representative, and the House numbered 356 members. The ratio under the new census probably will reach 200,000. With an Increase of 13,225, 464 shown by the present census, and let ting majority fractions of the apportion ment count for an additional member, as has been the custom, this would make an Increase of IS members In the next House. . Reapportionment on this basis would cause only four states to lose Rep resentatives. They are Maine and Vir ginia in the East and Kansas and Ne braska In the West. Those states would lose a member each. Any ratio smaller than 200,000, which would save them their full representation, would cause a consid erable addition to the membership of the House. THE DEAD COPPER KING. Marcus Daly's Remains "Will Buried in Montana. Be NEW YORK, Nov. 13. The body of Mar cus Daly remained today In the reception room of the house ho Intended to make his home, 725 Fifth avenue. Many visi tors left their cards there with expres sions of their grief, and the family re ceived many telegrams of condolence from Mr. Daly's friends In the West. A re quiem mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral tomorrow at noon, and the burial will be In Montana. The pallbearers will be: J. B. Haggln, John W. Mackay, Henry H. Rogers, WilUam L. Bull. Hugh J. Grant, John A. Sullivan, H. V. Parsons and William Scanlon. Henry VHIard's Funeral. NEW YORK, Nov. 13. Arrangements were made today at Dobbs 'Ferry, N. Y for the funeral of the late Henry VII lard, which will take place from the fam ily residence "Thornwood," at 3:15 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. There will be no pallbearers, the casket being carried by porters, who will attend until the lntei ment in the family plot In Sleepy Hol low. BERLIN, Nov. IS. The papers today unanimously deplore the death of Henry Vlllard and publish eulogies of his career and character, praising especially his kindness and philanthropy toward the people of his native city, flpeyer. OPENING OF THE REICHSTAG Speech. From the Throne "Will Be Conciliatory Toward Chlnn. BERLIN, Nov. 13. The speech from the throne tomorrow at the opening of the Reichstag will be conciliatory In wording, especially where It refers to the China expedition, but the use of the term "Indemnity" will be studiously avoided throughout. The session will begin at 2 P. M. This evening Emperor William was the guest of the Imperial Chancellor, Count von Bulowv General Count von Hulsen Haeseler, General von Kessel, Professor Slavy and Baron Berger, the new man ager of the Hamburg Theater, were pres ent. The colonial budget will show a total of 25,947,807 marks, of which German East Africa calls for 12.314,000 marks. Of this amount, 9,117,000 marks will be given by the empire. The budget will also show that an experiment Is to be made In the Importation of East Indians fop rice and cotton culture. Dally Treasury Statement. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Today's state ment of the Treasury balances In the general fund, exclusive of the UO,O00,(XXf gold reserve in the division of redepm tlon. shows: Available cash balances $137,233,923 Gold ... . .'..:. Hr27567 NO CABINET CHANGE McKinley Asks the Members to Remain With Him. MEETING WAS A LOVE FEAST Several of the Ministers Hold Their Present Positions at a Great Fi nancial Sacrifice. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. President Mc Kinley today announced clearly and forcefully to the members of his Cabinet his desire that they should all remain with him during the four years of his coming Administration. His wishes were made made known in an extended speech at the Cabinet meeting In the White House today. Responses were made by all of the members present. While there were no definite pledges from any of JOSEPH H. THE AMBASSADOR TO THE COURT OF ST. JAMES, WHO LECTURED ON LINCOLN AT EDINBURGH, YESTERDAY. them that they would accept the port folios thus tendered afresh, there waa on the other hand no definite declination. Today's proceedings set forth the wishes of.jtha PJ&jsldenttsin the matter, "and. re bVveUnEmlmTbor customary obligation of tendering their resignations at the end of the term un less they have made an Irrevocable de cision that it will be Impossible for them to continue in office. It also sets at rest speculation and slate-making of the coun try's political prophets, for it Is under stood that there Is but one doubtful fac tor in the homogeneity of the present Cabinet That factor Is Attorney-General Griggs, as he holds his present position at a great financial sacrifice. Still, Mr. Griggs replied in terms of warm appre ciation, to the complimentary remarks of the President and voiced no Intention of retiring from his present position. This is not the first time that the Pres ident has expressed to the members of the Cabinet his pleasure at the support they have given him. He said as jnuch In a general way at the last Cabinet meet ing, when the members, several of whom had been, scattered by political campaigns, got together for the first time and con gratulated him upon the outcome of the election. Today, the President evidently had prepared for the occasion and In his address, reviewed the work of the Ad ministration in the past four years. He said that if the result of the recent elec tion was Indorsement of his Administra tion, it was no less an Indorsement of the men who had stood by him in the time of stress and adversity. The credit for succes, he said, lay with the heads of his various departments and he should shrink from entering upon another four years of office unless he could be assured that he would have with him a ma jority, at least, of the men who form his present official household. He said he knew that in asking them to remain with him there was scarcely one who could do so without some sacrifice, either of money, leisure or personal inclination. At the same time, he said, he should feel happier If all of them could gratify hl3 wishes. Secretary Hay was the first to respond. He said that for his part he deeply ap. predated the complimentary references made by his chief, and that he thought there was not a member of the Cabinet who would sever such pleasant official relations without regret, and even then only in case of the most urgent reasons for retirement. Secretaries Gage, Long, Hitchcock and Wilson. Attorney-General Griggs and Postmaster-General Smith, each spoke In turn and in much the same vein. Sec retary Root was the only absent member from the meeting, having left for Cuba to look over military affairs there, and, at the same time, to try to recuperate from his long and serious illness. The list of responses, therefore, was aU but com plete. It Is known that Secretary Root is in much the same position as Attorney General Griggs, holding his position at a sacrifice, but willing, at the same time, to sacrifice a good deal to comply with the expressed wishes of the President The meeting, which had developed Into a real love feast then returned to the more commonplace affairs of routine busi ness, aid the discussion of salient fea tures of the President's coming message to Congress, after which the members left with renewed expressions of regard. The meeting stands asone of the most remarkable Cabinet sessions on record. Each of the Cabinet members furnished a forecast of his annual report, but none of the reports was in shape for formal presentation. It was practically decided that the recommendation in the message on the subject of war revenue taxes would advocate a small reduction, scaling down tho total revenue about 115,000,000. Just where this decrease will be made has not been determined. Considerable attention will bo devoted to the Nicaragua Canal In the message, but the President's recom mendations are not yet clearly formu lated. The Chinese question was dlsenssed in a general way. It was stated by one member that there were no advices in the hands of this Government tending to r confirm the story, cabled by Dr. Morris- son to the London Times, to the effect that the Ministers had formulated de mands on the Chinese Government, which Included the -execution of U of the high officials, the razing of the Taku forts and the prohibition of future importation of war materials Into the empire. Another member, discussing this dispatch, said that previous advices to this Government Indicated that Dr. Morrison's dispatch was a very fair exposition of the demands that had been formulated by the Minis ters. He said, however, there was considerable- doubt as to the ability of the Chinese Government, as now constituted, to-ehforce the execution of the U powerful officials Indicated In the dispatch. A TRUST IN TROUBLE. American Linseed Oil Company Will Pass n Dividend. CHICAGO, Nov. 13. Announcement by the officials of the American Linseed Com pany of the possibility that it will pass the dividend on the preferred stock at the quarterly meeting of directors In New York Thursday sent Linseed prices down ward hero today. Within 15 minutes after the market opened over 7000 shares of the preferred stock was sold, causing a slump CHOATE. to 40. The first quotation was 45, 1 polntv Deiow yesterday's close. During the same me, tne common sold off to 9. After ts rapid decline to 40, the preferred stock - rosemorejgradualfaiandMffflQcnedk 4&.ra-i this is a Ios3 from the first pride entile morning after election of 10. The b&t tom price today is the lowest the pre ferred has reached since the company was organized. The closing price of the common was iH below the opening quo tation when the election boom for stocks started last week. The sales of the pre ferred stock today aggregated 21.333 shares, and of the common 2611 share. The Tribune tomorrow will say: "All talk regarding the company' cen tered about the dividend, and, according to the best-posted men, it was too early to say whether it would be passed. The Chicago and Western directors are be lieved to be in favor of passing It and using the money to add to the working capital, while the New York Interests In the company ai a understood to favor the paying of the regular quarterly rate of 2& per cent. That the company needs the use of money to aid it in handling tho flaxseed crop this year is not questioned. Since Its formation the company has been a heavy borrower of money on flaxseed, but apparently lacks enough ready cap ital now. What the company's position on the flaxseed market Is none but the officials know positively. It was report ed that, Instead of being long on the crop and having made a good deal of money out of the rise In flax, as has been intimated frequently, the company has been short of the market, or was until re cently. The rumor that the British oil and coke mills had bought flax here at $i 40 from the American company, and that the latter concern, beinsr unable to deliver It later, was forced to buy on a rising scale at $1 80 a bushel, is not cred ited, however, by leading financial inter ests. "The reports of dissensions in the board of directors of the company, current last week, were swept aside by the more se rious one regarding the dividend on the preferred stock and the resulting fall tn the stock. It is understood that there has been a difference of opinion among several of the directors for some time re garding the advisability of paying divi dends on the preferred stock at this time. The company claimed Its ability last ye'ar to control the price of flaxseed, yet at the last meeting the lack of working cap ital was the subject of discussion by the directors. This Is due to the high price at which flaxseed has been selling during the present season. Chicago stockholders of the company, who are many, fail to understand the undeviating course of the stock downward, as officials claim that more money is being made than ever before. The company is said to have on hand a large amount of flaxseed and also oil which is not old enough yet to be mar keted. Yet in the face of these state ments the stock has gone on down, and insiders in tho company have done part of the seUIng." t Cripple Creek Company Sued. DENVER, Colo., Nov. 13. A suit for $2,000,000 against the Portland Gold Min ing Company has been brought In the United States District Court by the heirs of Eugene Doherty, one of the original patentees of the Black Diamond mine, which was acquired by purchase in 1895 by the Portland company. In, 1S96 Doherty was killed in a shaft of the Black Dia mond and the suit Is brought by his heirs to recover the amount alleged to be due to his estate. There are eight heirs, all of whom live in Ireland. The complaint alleges that no accounting was ever made by the Portland Company to Doherty for his Interest In the Black Diamond. James Burns, W. S. Stratton and John Harnan are the principal own ers of the Portland mine. Admiral Entertained Gibbons. BALTIMORE, Noy. 03. Admiral Richard entertained Cardinal Gibbons at luncheon, on the flagship Cecllle, of the French squadron, today. The cardinal was ac companied by several priests. M. Cam bon, the French Ambassador, was also among those who greeted the cardinal and participated in tho luncheon. ENGLANDT0 BORROW Must Raise Money for War Expenses. BAD HEWS TOR TAXPAYER Transvaal Mineowners to Bear FaJsjf of the Cost Objection to Plae iaer Loan la America. ( 4 LONDON, Nov. 14.-The early cattm Parliament with the object of securtns for the government further borrowing powers to meet the expenses of the South African and Chinese situations has caused much comment in the money market It la understood that the government has al ready borrowed 8,000,000 from the Bank of England, and further operations of this kind would be Imprudent and would U organlze the money market It Is quite impossible to foretell what amount the Chancellor of the Exchequer will And it necessary to borrow. The general expec tation is that the figures will be some where between 25,000,000 and 50,000,000. A strong feeling Is expressed against plac ing a portion of the loan in the United States. . It Is argued that when tho Amertcaii want gold they have only to send boQds back to England, thus depleting the gold reserves, and it is contended that tneje, la ample British capital seeking investment to meet all the requirements of the; gov ernment One suggestion in the market yesterday was that an issue might bo made of a Transvaal loan for 20,000,000 or 30,000,000. with the Interest guaran teed by the British Government It Is evident that Sir Michael Hicks-Beach has no easy task before him. In his speech at Bristol he said that he had desired to resign, but had been persuaded to remain In office. South African capitalists are protesting against the Transvaal being saddled with the cost gt the war, while British taxpayers are equally anxious to have the mines bear the "burden. Bad Ncvrs for English Taxpayers. LONDON, Nov. 13,-Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Chancellor of the Exchequer, speaking this evening In Bristol, said it would not be his privilege In the next budget to relieve taxpayers. He wished he could say thatj'he was not about to increase the budget but the government's expenditure had Seen enormous, .especial ly in China and South Africa. He de clared emphatically, however, that tho wealth of the.TTransvaal would have to bear part of the South African expenses. "Of course said Sir Michael, "we must not spoil thfr future of the Transvaal by attempting to impose upon it a greater burden than it could reasonably bear. That would be cutting our own throats. Therefore, the British taxpayers must necessarily bear a large part of the cost of the war." He also emnhasized the fact that the maintenance of a strong army and navy would involve a further considerable ex penditure. STRUCBTKrHisflEKr Another Great Strike In the Crlpplo' Creek District. CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Nov. 13. One of the greatest strikes ever made in tho famous Cripple Creek gold mining dis trict has Just been uncovered in the prop erty of the Gold Bond Consolidated Mines Company on Gold Hill, of which Charles N. Miller, of this city. Is the principal owner. The assays on a narrow streak of the ore body runs as high as J102.000 per ton, while the vein from which this assay was taken, exclusive of tho rich streak, has widened to a width of four feet and has given an average assay of $200 to WOO per ton. The great strike ha created the most Intense excitement in mining circles. Bubonic Plague tn EcTPt. CAIRO, Nov. 13. Two fresh cases of bubonic plague are reported In Alexan dria. SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS. Federal Government. Preldnt McKinley asks the members of tnt Cabinet to remain with him. Page 1. Industrial Commission hears testimony on labor strikes and sweatshops. Page 2. Review of work of life-saving service for pait fiscal year. Page 2. Philippines. Indemnity claims by Philippine, corporations will be submitted to Congress. Page 2. Director ot Posts Vaille reports on the Philip pine, postal service. Page 2. China. The stability of the concert ot the powers agi tates the London press. Page "2. Japanese troops in China disappear. Page 2. Indiscriminate execution of Chlncso officials may have a bad effect Page 2. Foreign. Ambassador Choate lectured on XmcOln at Edinburgh. Page 1. Brazil and Argentina may force Chile to grant Bolivia's demands. Page 3. Baroness von Ketteler is invited to Germany. Page 3. i British taxes will be increased. The treaty of Paris was denounced at the Spanish-American Congress. Page 8. Domestic. Rival conventions of the K. of I, met In Birm ingham. Ala. Santa Fe telegraphers were on strike for half on hour. Terry fccGovem defeated Kid Broad at Tatter solls, Chicago. Page 5. A defalcation causes the failure of a New York brokerage firm Political. A bill to disfranchise negroes wes istrodaced in the Georgia Legislature: Page 3. The Kentucky election returns will be can vassed December 8. Page 8. Pacific Coast. John R. Rogers tells of the elements that worked for his success in "Washington Page 4. , The Pall fishing on the Columbia River ta practically closed. Page 4. All Oregon has good reason to support great exposition In Portland in 1002. Page 4. Union labor makes a demand for state posi tions In "Washington under new regime. Page 4. An Idaho dance-hall tragedy resulted ia the death of two men. Page 4. Commercial nnd aiarlne. New Tork stock market sUU la panicky con dltlon. Page 11. Southern Pacific will retain control of Pacini Mali. Page 10. Steamship Empress ot Japan libeled. Pag M. Local. Prospects for Christmas trade and gtnetal business never were better. Page 12. Under O. R. & N. auspices various farmers institutes will be held this month. Page 8. Bast Side man narrowly escapes death from aa Infuriated butt Page 8. Oregon's exports this year are tat tasesVsn record. Pace 8.