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VOL. XL. NO. 12,457.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Rubber Boots and Shoes, Belting, Packing and Hose.
Largest and most complete assortment o f all kinds of. Rubber Goods.
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K. H. PEASE. President.
F. K. EHEPARD, JR.. Treasurer.
J. A. EHEPARD. Becrtt&rr.
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WHOLESALE AND RETAILERS IS
LAMP GOODS AND CUTLERY
Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Supplies a specialty.
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126 SECOND ST., near WASHINGTON
Fur Neck Scarfs, from $1.00 and upwards.
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Fur Collarettes, with yokes and tluster of tails, $350 and upwards.
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FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS
American and European Plan.
The keyboard was added to a harp and a piano was the result. "We now add a
Pianola to the keyboard, and the result Is, everybody can play magnificently on the
piano. Come In and aee this Pianola.
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Agent fw the Aeolian Company
Aeolian Hall, 353.355 Washineton Street cor. Park, Portland, Or.
"We are sole agents for the Pianola. It Is exhibited only at our warerooms.
SAN FRANCISCO PLAGUE CASES
Newspapers Still Disputing: "With, the
SAN" FRANCISCO, Nov. 14. The Bulle
tin publishes the report of Federal Quar
antine Officer Kinyoun, In. which he
states that from March 7 to October 14
there have been 18 deaths in San Fran
clso from the plague. The Bulletin says
that it Is well known that there has not
been a single authenticated case of
plague In San Francisco. Dr. J. M. "Wil
liamson, of the San Francisco Board of
Health, says there haa been 21 or 23
cases of bubonlo in this city since the
first case was discovered last March.
The last case was reported November S.
The disease has been confined almost en
tirely to the Chinese quarter, and all but
two or three of those afflicted were dead
when they were reported to the health
department. Local Quarantine has been
at once established over the places where
the deaths occurred, and every precau
tion taken to prevent the spread ot the
disease. Since the first discovery by the
local board of heaXh last March of what
they called the plague, the San Fran
cisco newspapers have insisted that the
health officials were mistaken. State
ments were obtained from physicians in
which they said the Chinese alleged to
have died of plague, suffered from
syphilitic diseases, the symptoms of
which had been mistaken by the health
board as those ot plague.
Better Roads for Automobiles.
NBW YORK, Nov. 14. A meeting of
the organization committee of the Na-
tional Association of Automobile Manu
facturers of America was held today,
and the members talked at length over
the advisability of making the associa
tion similar to that of the League of
American "Wheelmen. The mewing of
this Is practically that the automobile
association, a very large organization,
with numbers of influential and moneyed
men In it. Is to begin a fight for better
roads In this country.
A Contest In Tennessee.
MEMPHIS, Nov. 14. Congressman-elect
M. R- Patterson, of the Tenth District,
has beon served with notice by Zachary
Taylor, his Republican opponent, that his
seat in the House will be contested. Mr.
Taylor does not say en wbatgrounds the
coatest will bo mode.
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BLMAUER-FRANK DRUG CO.
Capes Robes and Rugs
ALASKA SEALSKINS OUR SPECIALTY
Rooms Single 7Sc to 31.60 per da?
Rooms Double $1.00 to 9X00 per day
Rooms Family $1-60 to $3.00 per day
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plan rj.25. tL&O, H.TJ
Plan 60c. 75c. $1.00
HENRY "VLLARD'S FUNERAL
Services Held at His Late Residence
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 The funeral ser
vices of Henry Vlllard were held at his
late .residence, Thornwood, Dobbs Ferry,
this afternoon. The Rev. Theo "Williams,
of Hackney Hall, Tarrytown, officiated.
Among those in attendance outside of the
immediate family, were: "William Lloyd
Garrison, Sr., and William Lloyc Garri
son. Jr., Wendell Phillips Garrison,
Charles Garrison, Philip McK. Garrison,
Fran,k Garrison, Charles Ainsworth Spof
ford, Carl Schurz, Horace White, Thom
as A. Edison, C F. McKim, General
Samuel Thomas, Arthur von Brlessen,
Edward P. Call, August Lewis,
Junius Henry Brown, Charles C
Beaman, Wheeler H. Beckham,
Jacob H. Schiff, William Nelson,
Cromwell. J. D. Archtoald, Frederick W.
Holls and Colgate Hoyt. The Interment
will be In Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to
morrow. Marcus Daly's Funeral.
NEW YORK. Nov. 14 The funeral of
the late Marcus Daly, of Montana, will
tko place tomorrow morning at 11:43
from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The family
and a few of -the most Intimate friends
of Mr. Daly wiH accompany the body to
Greenwood cemetery, where it will be
place! in John W. Mackeys mausoleum.
Later a plot will be purchased in Green
wood and tho body will be interred there.
Btlfflan Hare Exhibition.
NEW YORK. Nov. 14. The first annual
exhibition of the American Belgian Hare
Association of North America opened here
today with about 500 entries in tho 25
classes. Twnty-nlne prizes are offered,
aside from the distinctions conferred by
the Judges, famous animals from Mex
ico, California and Canada are on exhibi
tion, and more ire arriving, Bucks worth
as high as $2000, and does as high as $1000,
are on exhibition. The show will last
throughout the week.
Provincial "Zedslature Dissolved.
HALD7AX, N. S., Nov. 14. The Prince
Edward Island Provincial Legislature has
been dissolved, and Lecember 12 appointed
election day. OTie present local govern
ment is a Liberal administration, under
Premier Farquharson. The dissolution
announcement was -a surprise.
BIG FIRM FAILED
New York House of W. L.
Strong & Co. ""
LIABILITIES WILL REACH MILLIONS
Creditors Filed Attachments, bat
Afterward Withdrew Same, Pre
sumably to Favor Receiver.
NEW YORIC Nov. 14. The cause of the
Strong failure was made public today by
counsel for the firm in the action for the
receivership. The counsel said that the
Strong firm had indorsed more than $500,
000 in notes for the Stott woolen mills,
for which the Arm was agent, and that
the odd circumstances of the death of
Mayor Stronsr and F. H. Stott, heads of
the two concerns, within three days of
each other, had brought about a crisis
by dissolving both firms at a moment
when large sums were due. The Stott
mills are located in Stottville, N. Y. One
note Indorsed for the Stott Company for
$100,000 is due tomorrow; other notes for
nearly $500,000 are nearly due: The Stott
Company, In which the Strong Company is
largely interested, counsel said, had in
dorsed notes of the Strong Company in
return, but for an insignificant amount,
probably for less than $100,000. "If either
Mr. Strong or Mr. Stott had lived, the
difficulty might have been settled with
out public embarrassment," said the rep
resentative of the counsel. "We cannot
say what action will be taken in regard
to winding up the business of the Stott
Company, but it is the debts of that con
cern rather than those or Strong & Co.
that has brought about the present crisis.
The Stott partnership is dissolved, the
same as that of Strong & Co."
Receiver Edward A. Treat, when asked
about the Philadelphia dispatch to the ef
fect that the liabilities of Strong & Co.
might amount to $6,000,000, said that re
ports of this kind were all guesswork.
He said the liabilities might not be one
half that, perhaps not one-quarter.
The Herald will say tomorrow:
"Along with other developments In con
nection with the affairs of W. It. Strong
& Co., yesterday, came the report that
Strong had become Interested in mill
property, and had invested extensively
In the Griswold Worsted Company, Ltd.,
of Philadelphia. This concern was a
manufacturer of worsted yarns, and sold
Its own goods. While mill property is re
garded) as a very undesirable asset for a
dry-goods commission house, it would
seem, in view of the fact that various
members of the Gliswold family had ob
tained foreign attachments against W.
L. Strong & Co., with bail amounting to
$25,760, that W. L. Strong & Co. was in
debted to the concern on note indorse
ments, or other financial operations, rath
er than on. any merchandise accounts.
were such not the case, lawyers are
at a loss to explain how the Philadel
phia Interests could obtain an attach
ment levylngin part upon what are ap
parently their own goods. This attach
ment, it was wmauncedijta. this, after
noon by the attornejs for the receiver,
had been withdrawn.
The exact amount of the claim. It was
said, was $162,000, and the bail raised the
figures to double that amount, or $224,160.
No reason was assigned locally to ex
plain the withdrawal of the attachment,
unless it be due, as was Intimated by
a friend of the late Mr. Strong, to the
efforts being made to Induce the various
creditors to refrain fi-om actions which
might tend to complicate the work of the
receiver. Mr. Treat is working earnestly
witji the closest business friends of the
house to straighten out its affairs in th
shortest possible time.
W. L. Strong & Co. had never made a
statement of Its affairs to the banks of
the city, or to the commercial agencies.
Perfunctory Information was, of course,
supplied to the latter sources of business
firms, but nothing in the way of a sched
ule of assets and liabilities was ever pre
pared. In a rough way, Mr. Strong was
estimated by the agencies to be worth
from $800,000 to $1,000,000, and the amount
of capital actually employed in business,
acocrdlng to the most recent report, was
said- to be $500,000.
Following the appointment of a receiv
er for the firm of W. L. Strong & Co.
in this city Tuesday, an application was
made for a receiver for the firm of C.
H. and F. H. Stott, of Stottsvllle, yes
terday, in a special term of the Supreme
Court at Catskill. It was based on the
fact that F. L. Stott is a surviving part
ner in both the firm of Strong & Co. and
C. H. & F. H. Stott, and as the accounts
between the two firms have not been ad
Justed formally, it was deemed proper
that he should not participate in the ad
justment, and that an entirely impartial
person should be designated by the court
for that purpose. Justice Herrlck ap
pointed Smith Thompson, of Hudson,
president of the Farmers National Bank,
receiver. He placed the bond of Mr.
Thompson at $200,000.
PHILAiDELPHIA, Nov. 14. William L.
Strong & Co.. wholesale dryvgoods mer
chants, for whom a receiver was appoint
ed In New York yesterday, has a branch
house In this city, at which a large busi
ness is transacted. Attorneys have so-
cured 14 attachments against the firm in
the Common Pleas Court here, for the fol
Jane T. Griswold, with bail fixed at $92,-
ouo, and summoning Hood, Foulkrod &
Co., George F. Fort & Co., Strowbrldge &
Clothier, John Wanamaker, Folwell Bros.
& Co , Miller, Bain, Beyer & Co., the.
unsworn worsted Company, and John G.
Vogel as garnishees. Prank T. Griswold
against the same defendants, with bail
fixed at $70,000, and summoning the same
firms as garnishees; Elizabeth T. Gris
wold against the same, with ball fixed at
$162,100, and the same garnishees.
The summoning of the firms named as
garnishees in tho claims filed by the Grls
wolds is intended by the attorneys for the
plaintiffs to secure possession of any
goods or moneys belonging to William L.
Strong & Co. that may have been In their
keeping at the time of the appointment
or a receiver.
One ot the attorneys for the Griswolds
"It is one of the largest failures that has
occurred In tho last few years, and the
liabilities will easily amount to $6,000,000."
GRANT- BROTHERS' FAHAJRE.
Assignee Knows Nothing: of Firm's
Condition as Yet.
NEW YORK, Nov. 14. B. -G. Etedman,
assignee of the firm of Grant Bros., stock
brokers, gave out the following statement
"The amount of assets and liabilities of
the firm cannot be stated until I have
had an opportunity to examine into its
affairs, and the schedules and inventory
have been piepared, nor can I state the
cause of assignment beyond the fact that
the firm was indebted to an
greater ihau It had the means to pay.
and that t'ae reason therefor appears to
be the recent discovery that Its resources
had been depleted in some way, the par
ticulars of wliid. may be definitely known
only through examination of the firm's
THE COLOMBIAN WAR.
A Decisive Engagement Mar Have
NEW YORK, Nov. 14. Late advices
from Cartagena Bay a special from Pan
ama, Colombia, Indicates that a decisive
engagement may have been fought be
tweeen the revoltlonists and government
troops in Bolivar Province.
General Rafael Uride, head of the rebels,
was still at Corogal on November 7, or
ganizing his forces for an advance on
Barranqullla. He had incorporated Into
his army most of the government troops
he captured at Corogal, and is said to
have been joined by many recruits from
the surrounding country who had been at
tracted by his success. With captured
supplies and transport he was then prac
tically ready for an advance, and it was
believed he would soon march oil the
Important coast ports.
General Osplna. with a strong govern
ment force, on November 7 was reported
an having arrived at Ovejas, a short
march from El Carmen, where the first
opposition was to be offered to the. ad
vance. El Carmen is a strong strategic
point. Should Uride defeat Osplna's army,
it is believed at Panama the government
resistance in the east would be practically
overcome, and Baranqullla and Cartagena
will again fall Into the hands of the
Treaty "With Santo Domingo.
SANTO DOMINGO, Nov. 14, via Hay
tien cable. The Dominican Congress' will
meet In special session November 25 to
discuss the reciprocity treaty with! the
Leoviglldo Cuello has been appointed
Minister of Posts and Telegraphs.
The harvesting of the sugar crop will
begin early in December. The country
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. The recipro
city agreement between the United Spates
and Santo Domingo was signed in Wash
ington June 22 last by Mr. Kassoa for
the United States, and by Wos y Gil, the
Dominican Charge and Consul-General at
New York. It is similar to that negoti
ated with Jamaica. The treaty, like all
of the other reciprocity conventions
drawn under the Dlngley act, awaits the
ratification of the United States Senate,
as well as the Dominican Congress be
fore It can be effective.
The Newfoundland Elections.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Nov. 14,-Complete
returns from Trinity district, in the co
lonial general election, shows the success
of three Liberals by a majority of 691.
The result in this district represents the
most decided change of sentiment In the
whole contest. Trinity having been car
ried by the Tories by nearly 1400 at the
previous election. Burego and St. Barbe
Isles, the only remaining districts, are ex
pected to declare in their poll tomorrow,
although the stormy weather may detain
the receipt of returns. As neither district
can appreciably alter the general reiult,
Mr. Bond, the Premier, will begin the re
construction of the Cabinet next week.
Hitherto, the Ministry has been nrovls-
Now, however, with a personal followins
of 30, he can strengthen the Cabinet con
siderably, besides being able to re-eleot
office-holders Jn any district.
Owner of'the Seised Diamonds.
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Nov. 14. The
widow of the late Peter Gay, the pro
prietor of several establishments here, Is
the real owner of the diamonds seized' by
the United States custom officials in New
York City. She gavo them into the hands
of Senor Presa for sale in the United
States, and clamis she never meditated
fraud against the American customs reg
ulatlons. The total value of the Jewels Is
said to be not over $6000 gold, and they
never belonged to Emperor Maximilian or
Empress Carlotta. The seizure has ex
cited much interest here.
A Strike in Mexico.
PUEBLA, Mex., Nov. 14. Owing to a
reduction in wages in the cotton mills,
3000 operatives have t struck, and the au
thorities have taken measures to prevent
trouble which is threatened. Some of the
cotton mill owners are not sorry to have
a reason for closing their mills until they
can dispose of their surplus stock. Somo
mills had already shut down or were run
ning on half time.
Effect of Colombian Earthquake.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. Mr. Russell,
United States Ch'arge at Caracas, reports
that the earthquake in Colombia last
month was much more severe than at
first discovered. The people deserted their
houses and slept in the 'streets, and be
tween 12,000 and 15 000 buildings were de
stroyed or damaged.
WILL FACE THE MUSIC.
of Michigan Returns.
GRAND RAPD3S, Mich., Nov. 14. Will
iam L. White, the absconding- Quartermaster-General
of the Michigan National
Guard, who disappeared about a year ago
when the notorious military scandals in
which he was the chief figure were given
publicity, returned to the city tonight on
the late train front-Ohlcago. accomnanlert i
Dy a orotner ana sister who went there
to meet him.
It is understood that his relatives havo
made full reparation for his defalcation,
and that he will plead guilty and throw
himself upon the mercy of the court. He
will probably be formally arrested tomor
row, but preparations for his bond were
made by his friends before his coming,
some of the most prominent business men
of the city signing as security. Since his
disappearance he has been In South Afri
ca and England. He reached America
via San Francisco, but it is not known
from what port he embarked for this
Acting? Director of Cuban Posts.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. The Postmaster-General
has designated Posuffice In
spector John R. Harris, now Postmaster
at Havana, as acting Director-General ot
Posts in Cuba, pending the absence of
Director-General Fosnes, who isjnva
lesclng In New York from yellow fever
and pneumonia. Mr. Harris is from the
St. Louis division. ,
A Cuban Investigation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. Senator Piatt,
of Connecticut, chairman of the commit
tee on relations with Cuba, has called a
meeting of that committee for nest Fri
day, under the resolution of thedast ses
sion of Congress authorizing an investi
gation of the affairs In Cuba, ln'connee
tion with the developments in the Neely
Dewey Calls on Richard.
WASHINGTON, Nor. , 14. Adtniral
Dewey today called on Admiral RIohard,
commanding the FrenchAtlantle ssauad-
ron, at the French .Embassy, returning
a similar. courtesy pajdjhim, by the French
Admiral Monday morning.
ienaU owing to the fact that Mr. ofea:-LSSiWP : emMtejof the"
personal following was in tha nrfnorrtyTI imperfaThousehofaT Has issued the follow-
it BEGAN WfTM INFLUENZA
Later Symptoms of Fever Developed
A Statement by the Court
ST. PETERSBURG, Nor. flThe attack
of Influenza from which the Czar has
been suffering has npw developed into
symptoms of typhoid fever. The indis
position of His Majesty was first an
nounced November 2, and presented the
Serious Illness of the
peror of Russia.
THE SICK CZAR OF RUSSIA.
usual symptoms until yesterday, when
his Illness assumed the character of ty
nhold. i - ,. , .
"His Majesty passed a good night. His
general condition is satisfactory. Tem
perature, 101.6 ; pulse. 92. His head is
clear, and the strength of the patient is
quite satisfactory. The diagnosis shows
typhoid, which, for the present, is pur
suing a thoroughly satisfactory course
"BODY SURGEON HIRSCIH,
"BARON DE FRLEDBRICH."
DowaR-er Reassuring: Telegram.
LONDON) Nov. 15. The Dowager Czar
ina, according to a dispatch to the Dally
News from Copenhagen, has received a
telegram saying that the Czar's illness is
"not particularly serious."
Cxarovitch Hurries Home.
FREDENBORG, Denmark, Nov. 14. The
Czarovltch, Grand Duke Michael, purposes
to return to Russia immediately.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.
Three New Canons to Be Considered
by Episcopal Conference.
NEW YORK, Nov. 14. When tho gen
eral conference of the Protestant Epis
copal Church will meet in San Francisco
next October, three new canons on thw
subject of marriage and divorce will be
placed before the body for its considera
tion. The first canon is entitled "Holy Mat
rimony and Impediments Thereto." The
full text of this canon Is as follows:
"Section L Holy matrimony defined:
(a) Holy matrimony is an estate of life
which, for the purposes ot this canon Is
sufficiently defined In the form appointed
for the solemnization of matrimony In
this church; (b) ,the solemnization of holy
matrimony is a service where tho mutual
consent of tho parties Is given in the
presence of a minister, who then pro
nounces them In tho name of the Holy
Trinity to be man and wife.
"Sec. 2. Impedimenta to matrimonv de
fined-: This section defines the impedi
ment of consanguinity and affinity as
stated In the books of Leviticus and
The second canon drafted deals with
the subject of the "solemnization of holy
matrimony." It Is subdivided in four sec
tions as follows;
"Section L It shall be the duty of all
ministers of this church to conform to
the civil authorities relating to marriage.
"Sec 2. Every minister who shall sol
emnize a marriage shall, without delay,
make such record of same as may be re
quired by the law of this church and civil
"Sec 3. No minister shall solemnize
marriage without the presence of wK
nesses, nor without witnesses to whom
the parties are personally known, except
in a case in which it is impossible for
such witnesses to be secured. No minis
ter shall solemnize the marriage of any
person not Identified to his satisfaction.
"Sec 4. No minister shall solemnize
marriage between any two persons un
less or until by Inquiry he shall have
satisfied himself that neither person has
been or is the husband or the wife of
any other person living, unless the for
mer marriage was annulled by decree of
some court of competent Jurisdiction for
cause existing before such former mar
riage" While the above canons erect no bar
riers as a safeguard against illegal mar
riages and prohibit marriages by an
Episcopal minister of any party to a di
vorce suit, whether guilty or Innocent,
the third canon goes one step further and
excludes from all means of grace within
the dispensation of the church any di
vorced person who shall have remarried
and be living with husband or wife as
iuib cow luajr uts wuub uio uwer party to
uiB tuvorce buu is in me. xnis canon
which, however, applies only to the ol
fendlng party of a divorce, practically
tends to outlaw the offender as far an
church fellowship goes and provides for
his readoption Into the fold only on the
condition that he come truly penitent
and safe from the party to the second
marriage or if he should happen to be in
Immediate danger of death and show the
spirit of true repentance. This canon Is
subdivided in three sections as follows:
"Section 1. No person divorced for
causes arising after marriage and marry
ing again during the lifetime ot the other
party to the divorce shall be v ad
mitted to baptism or confirmation or re
ceived to high communion except when
penitent and separated from the other
party to the subsequent marriage or when
penitent and In Immediate danger of
death, but this canon shall not apply to
the Innocent party In a divorce for the
cause of adultery.
"Sec. 2. No person shall be denied bap
tism or confirmation or the holy commu
nion under this canon until after the min
ister shall havo given to the person due
and sufficient notice of such Intended de
nial and of the right of appeal there
from as hereinafter permitted.
"Sec. 3. This section provides for ap
peal to the bishop of diocese or mission
ary district, who. if he deems the cause
sufficient may take council with two
neighboring bishops and decide whether
there shall be any disposal."
Canons In this form were unanimously
ntnn,.i w.. ,v. in.. ,.-. -
tJi t 7 t Z?
HELPING THE MINERS.
Plttsbursr Coal Company's Employes
May Become Stock Holders.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 14. The Pittsburg
Coal Company has inaugurated a plan
whereby Its 20,000 em'ployes are not only
to become stockholders In the company
but will havo an acldent and death fund,
to be followed later by a system for ten
sioning all those employed by the com
pany In any capacity. A charter was
applied for at Harrisburg today by the
Pittsburg Coal Company Employes' Asso
ciation, which is organized to act for
the employes in all the transactions con
templated by the company's prospectus.
J. E. McDonald will be general manager
of the Association. The object of the
Association, as announced in Its pros
pectus, is to encourage and assist any and
all of their employes to invest their sav
ings in the preferred stock of the Pitts
burg Coal 'Company, on which they will
make regular monthly payments of not
less than $1 per share. Dividends earned
by the stock thus purchased and Interest
allowed by the treasurer of the Pittsburg
Coal Company will constitute the earning
of the association and will be applied to
the stock until paid for when each sub
scriber will receive the number of shares
he is entitled to under his subscription.
SNOW IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Snow Stops Street Traffic
DBADWOOD, Nov. 14.-VThe worst storm
of the Winter began this morning with a
gentle snow and mist. , Reports from sur
rounding towns and mining camps state
that the storm is general. Telephone mes
sages from Belle Fourche state that on
the prairies north and west the wind is
blowing fiercely, and that the snow is
blinding. The thermometer has fallen 30
degrees since mornlngv and it is growing
colder tonight. The storm is severest In
the mountains west of the city, where the
snow is already two feet deep. All street
traffic in Lead and Deadwood is suspended
tonight. As yet the storm has not inter
fered with railroad traffic
A Montana Millionaire.
HELENA, Mont., Nov. 14. Henry El
llng, a pioneer of Montana and president
ot six banks in this state, died today at
his home in Virginia City, after a brief
illness. Mr. Elllng came to Montana In
1S64 from Denver. He engaged In manv
enterprises, in all of which he was very
successful. He was founder and presi
dent of the Union Bank & Trust Com
pany, of this city, and his mining, and
stockraislng interests were extensive. He
was born In Prussia in 1842, coming to
the United States in 1857. When he
came to Montana he was penniless, and
he died many times a millionaire.
Clara Barton Returns North.
GALVESTON, Tex., Nov. 14. Miss
Clara Barton left for her home in Wash
ington today, accompanied by her asso
ciates in the National Red Cross, who
have been assisting her In the Galveston
relief work. H. W. Lewis, of the Red
Cross staff, will be in charge of the work
in Galveston, which will bo directed by
Miss Barton from Washington.
Xn Favor of Revision.
DELAWARE, O., Nov. 14.-The Marion
Presbytery today voted in favor Of the re
vision of the creed of the Presbyterian
church. Only two votes were cast against
Philadelphia Paper Suspends.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14. The Even
ing Call made an assignment for the bene
fit of creditors and ceased publication to-
CENSUS OF ALASKA
Enumeration of the Territory
FIGURES ARE BEING TABULATED
How the Native Population "Warn
CountedMuch. Destitution Re
vealedCrowds at Nome.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-Th Census,
Bureau recently completed the enumera
tion of the district of Alaska. The sched
ules have been received at the office, and
are now In process of tabulation. The
Director of the Census today gave out the
following statement with ref exenco to the
work In the territory:
"Samuel G. Dunham, who had charge
of the work In the northern district, re
turned to Washington a few days ago and
submitted his final report. He left Wash
ington on this work May 4, 1S99.
"The native and mixed population of
the northern district of Alaska is 12,852.
The moat populous district, with respect
to the native population, is the country
lying between pie mouth of tho Yukon
and the Kuskoquln Rivers, and extending
back from the coast 100 miles. Maurice
Johnson, the agent for this district, trav
eled over 2000 miles with a dog team dur
ing the Winter, and enumerated 8013 per
sons, all of whom were Indians. The In
dians in this region are probably the
most destitute people on the North Amer
lcon continent. Mr. Johnson reports that
from December 1 to March 15 he visited
74 interior villages, and during the time
saw but three fires burning In the shacks.
The poor creatures huddle together in
their miserable dwellings during the long
Winter, and subsist on frozen fish and a
llttlo seal oil, which they secure on the
coast during the Summer. The fur-bearing
animals, which formerly furnished
them with natural clothing, are nearly
extinct, and they have been forced to
adopt the white man's garb, and, as their
poverty prevents them from securing
enough to cover their nakedness, there
is great suffering from the cold.
"The spiritual condition ot those na
tives is no better than their physical, as
the missionaries devote their attention to
the more attractive fields in the gold re
gions and along the xlver, where their
work may be seen.
"The Nome district is the most popu
lous in Northern Alaska. The enumera
tion showed a permanent white poupla
tion on June 1 of 6704. During the Sum
mer about 18,000 people landed at Nome,
about 2600 of those coming from Dawson.
About 12,000 have returned to their homes
In the States, leaving about 9000 people In
the region contiguous to .Nome. It is
probable that the population of the town
Df Nome durinff he Winter will be be
tween 4000 end 5000."
Population of Ohio and Georgia,
The population of Ohio, as officially an
nounced today. Is 4,157,545. against 3.672,
316 In 1890. These figures show an in
crease since 18S0 ot 486,229. or 13.2 per cent.
The population in 18S0 was 3,198,062, show
ing an Increase of 476,254, or 14.8 per cent,
The population of Georgia is 2,216,331, a
against 1,837,333 in 1890. This la an in-,
crease of 378,978, or 20.6 por cent.
SENATOR DAVIS IS BETTER.
His Physicians Have Hope That Ho
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nob. 14. This even
ing Senator Davis physician issued tho
"""" wans uau a, rery oomxorxaoia
day. Temperature, 90; pulse, 120
The physicians admit the serious nature
of his sickness, but the fact that he had
kept up his strength so remarkably
makes them hopeful as to the outcome.
The trouble with the foot is believed to
have been disposed of, and the wound is
healing nicely, but the development ot
kidney trouble causes the chief apprehen
sion. It was first a case of nephritis, and
diabetes has also developed, complicat
ing the situation greatly. He -passed a
restless night until 8 o'clock, after which
hour ho sleptj after eating a hearty
The various ratification meetings being
held throughout the state are adopting
resolutions of sympathy with the Sena
tor in his sickness, and similar action was
taken by the Loyal Legion at Its Novem
ber meeting, and by the State Historical
Society. These expressions of good will,
together with the many telegrams of
cheer and sympathy from prominent men
all over the world, have done much to
hold up the invalid's spirits and thereby
help In restoring his health.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NBWS.
The enumeration of Alaska has beeacompleted.
Admiral Bradford rtpo.U on the operations of
the Naval Bureau. Pace 8.
The Industrial Commission bard tsetlmony
revardinr New York sweat-shops. Pars 8,
The Biuucitx1 and Empress will return to T
km. Pars 2.
Moslems In Western China may rebel. Pare X
Another expedition will bo sent Into the in
The CxarVof Russia has typhoid fever. Pare 1.
The German R'elchatar was opened yesterday.
Botha sends Roberts the terms on which he
will surrender. Pare 2.
Krurer arrives at Port Said. Pare X
"W. L. Btronr tc Co., of New Torx. fail for
millions. Pare 1.
The National Grange sad other conventions
are in session. Pare 8.
Porter, the Union. Colo , nerro, confessed to
tho Frost mnrder. Pare 8.
Rival conventions of the K. of L are suH
holdinr separate sessions. Pare B,
Recommendations for membership of Oregon's
Text-Book Commission. Pare 4.
3. "W. JIcMalHsn, a Sweet Eome fanner, has
been mlsslnr three weeks. Foul play sus
pected. Pare 4.
The Southern Paclflo Railroad will connect the
Woodburn branch with its main line. Para 4.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the first ser
mon preached in Spokane is beinr cele
brated. Fare 4.
Commercial and Marine.
World's wheat crop for past 10 years. Pare 1L
California claims a corner on prunes. Pare 11.
Ship Ewrope carried & carro nearly double her
tonnare. Pare 10.
BIr fleet of German ships headed for Portland.
First suit resisting payment to bulldlnr associ
ations belnr tried on its merits. Pare 8.
Union statics will adopt a turnstile exit.
Sportsmen sne a selfish partaet lac rtftfal
privileges. Page 7.1 "'' ""