Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 11, 1901)
L Q W
Portland, - Oigon.
VOL. XLL NO. 12,532.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY " 11, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
i rijg1v ill
ImT (I I Hi
BOITLED IN BOND.
THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKY
Mount Hood Pepsin
and Celery Bitters
Special Discounts to the Trade.
Blumauer-Frank Drug Co.
144-146 Fourth St.
rHI. METSCHA1. Pre.
SEVENTH AND WASHINGTON
YOU CAN HAVE PURE
Here you have an abso
lutely pure baking: powder
lor 25c per pound. We have
and are supplying? hund
reds cf families. Let us
WOODARD, CLARKE & CO.
Fourth and Washington Sts.
COST ONE MILLION DOLLARS
HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
Special rates mnde tofamtlies and single gefltlemen. The manage
ment -will be plensed at all times to show rooms and ffie prices. A mod
ern Turkish bath establishment In the hotel. H. C. DOWERS. Manager.
Library Association of Portland "575
24,000 volumes and over 200 periodicals
$5.00 a year or $1.50 a quarter
Two books allowed on "all subscriptions
Hours From 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. doily, except Sundays and holidays.
Struck Coral Reef In Cuban Waters,
but Is In No Danger.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Feb. 10. The
Vnlted States transport Rawlins went
aground this morning on a coral reef near i
the wreck of the united States collier
Merrlmac She arrived at daybreak, in
tending to embark the troops of the Tenth
Infantry for New York. The pilot at
tempted to pass on the wrong side of the
Merrlmac, and struck the hidden reef
Three powerful tugs pulled unsuccess
fully all the afternoon in the attempt to
float the ship. It will probably be neces
sary to rig elaborate tackle before she
can be gotten off. She Is in no danger,
and the likelihood is that she is not in
jured. Cuban Constitutional Convention.
HAVANA. Feb. 18. The Cuban consti
tutional convention completed Its work
last night, with the exception of settling
the deadlock on the question of accepting
the clause that would make General Max
imo Gomez eligible to the Presidency oT
the republic This matter will come up
again tomorrow. It is thought that a
compromise will be reached, but the feel
ing is very bitter.
Mexicans Defeated Indians.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. .10. The Federal
troops in Yucatan have bad another bat
Ue with rebel Indians, who wore strongly
Intrenched but the Indians were unable
to withstand the charge on their posi
tion, and fled In all directions. Many of
the Indians would like to be released from
the tyranny- of chiefs who inflicted the
penalty and torture, and commit rnanjH
barbarities to Infuse terror into their adherents.
20-26 North First Street
J. 0. Mack & Co.
86-88 Third St,
Opposite Cbbtr of Ctaserce
c w. KrtowxKs. Mrr.
STREETS. POSTLWD, 0KG81
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Day
BAKING POWDER !
Here is the recire of the United States
.Agricultural Department chemist, with
our prices, for each article:
Pure cream of tartar, 2 pounds $ .80
Pure bicarbonate of soda, 1 pound 10
Pure corn starch. 1 pound .10
Sift well together and keep dry.
Pure chemicals at our store.
TILED BATHROOMS ARE CLEAN
We carry a full stock of tile for bath
rooms, kitchen sinks, tile floors, veatl-uleav-tc
V nil-line f mantels, prates.
Andirons, spark guards fire sets. Use our
Ideal Metal Polish for keeping things
Estimates given on electric wiring, In
terior telephones and call bells.
The John Barrett Co.
91 FIRST STREET
$3.00 PER DAY
MOTOR CAR STRUCK SLEIGH
Seven Out of Party of Twenty-five
CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 10. At 5:30
o'clock this morning a motor crashed
Into a sleighing party of 22 persops.
Eleven were more or less Injured, but
none fatally. The party had been to a
dance In the country. The motor car,
which was running at a high rate of
speed, struck the sleigh In the middle.
Several saw the car In time to jump and
escaped Injury. The injured:
May. Marion and John Early.
Christian and Thomas Kelly.
P. J and M. McGulre.
C J Dorsey.
P. R. Hicks.
William A. Nunn.
THE DEATH ROLL.
"Con" Featherly, Sporting Man.
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 10. John, better
known as "Con" Featherly, the well
known sporting man. who all bis life was
referred to as "the honest gambler," died
here today of locomotor ataxia, aged 45
years. He had been ill for some weeks in
St. Joseph's Hospital. Featherly was
particularly prominent in sporting circles
of the West, and on the Pacific Coast.
He had been living in Denver several
Mrs. William H. Reeder.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. Mrs. William H.
Reeder, wife of Commander Reeder,
United States Navy, commanding the
schoolshlp St. Marys, now at the Brook
lyn ship yard, died aboard that 'essel to
day. She was a daughter of the late
Jlear Admiral "Charles Wells.
1 , . V
SALOONS MUST 00
Topeka Orders "Jointists" to
Quit Business. '
RESULT OF A MASS MEETING
City Must Be Cleared, by Febroary
IS, Else an Army of One Thou
sand Men Will Take Low
in Their Own Hands.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 10. A meeting of
the citizens of Topeka this afternoon, at
which 3000 were present, decided that the
"Joints" of the city must go at once.
Friday, February 15. Is named as the
time when the cleansing of the city must
be made complete. If it is not done by
that time an army of 1000 men will im
mediately move upon the "Joints," and
remove them by force.
The meeting this afternoon was re
markable in every respect. It was called
by a committee of the Law Enforcement
League, and was attended by nearly all
the prominent business men of the city.
Conservative men, who have heretofore
advocated moderation, insist that the
people of Topeka shall take the law in
their own hands. An ultimatum was
passed, commanding the officers of the
city and county to perform their duty
regarding the closing of the "joints."
The property-owners on whose premises
the "Joints" are .kept were warned that
they had better abate the nuisances at
once, or the people of Topeka would not
be responsible for the damage that might
ensue to the buildings.
The "Jointists" were warned in the fol
lowing vigorous terms that Topeka did
not 'desire their presence any longer:
"To those Illegally engaged in this Il
licit business, we have to say that the
long controversy of the public with you
must come to an end. You have openly
and persistently defied our laws; you
have made yourself the agents of even
greater criminals outside of the state,
who have supported you in your unlaw
ful traffic: you have introduced the moBt
corrupting and demoralizing factors and
Influences Irto our local politics, and for
yeirs you have scorned all appeals and
warnings that have been presented to
you by the virtue-loving portion of the
community. Now we feel that the time
has come when we must speak to you
peremptorily. You must stop this law
less business at once. We hereby notify
you that we must have satisfactory evi
dence that all your illicit goods shall
have been removed and shipped from the
city before 12 o'clock noon, Friday, Feb
ruary 15. Upon the strict observance of
this demand we shall Insist, -and if It
shall be disregarded we. will take what
ever measures are necessary for its rigid
"If a long-outraged public-shall be com
pelled to resort to the fundamental rights
of self-vindication against criminals and
the!rra1ieffors, the grave onsequnces to
evil doers, which may result from such
a return, must rest with the defters and
milliners of our laws and the obstructors
of 'our governmental machinery. 'The
'jointists,' tho men who rent property
to 'jointists,' and the men who have
violated their oaths in tolerating crime,
these are the disturbers of the peace,
and now the wronged public, which Is
sovereign, has both the right and duty
to see that its will and judgment shall
There were a number of addresses. In
which Mrs. Nation came in for her share.
Chief of Police Stahl made an -address.
He said the law could be enforced if the
entire police of the city would work in
unison with him.
Twelve hundred men signed their
names to cards pledging themselves to
be ready at a moment's notice to join
the "army" which has been recruited to
stamp out the "Joints" by the time the
limit set by the ultimatum expires. The
next few days In Topeka will see inter
esting developments, possibly bloodshed.
Sheldon Thinks It Is Wrong; Move.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 10. The Rev. C.
M. Sheldon, author of "In His Steps,"
preached a sermon today in which he
disagreed with the methods about to be
undertaken by the citizens of Topeka to
rid the town of Joints. Rev. Mr. Sheldon
said the responsibility should be laid on
the Individual and that the officers should
be forced to do their duty.
Anti-Saloon League at Knnimn City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 10. The Law
and Order League has ben organized here
as a result of the visit of Mrs. Nation.
The object of the league, as stated in its
by-laws, is to see that "the laws of Kan
sas City as to saloons and gambling are
enforced for the protection of homes and
children and for the general welfare of
the people." A hatchet will be the em
blem. Mrs. Nation's Chicago Lecture Off.
CHICAGO. Feb. 10. The lecture of Mrs.
Nation, advertised to be given at the
Auditorium, Tuesday night, under the
auspices of the Chicago Press Club, has
been decalred off. Believing from the re
sult of two days' seat sales, which aggre
gated less than $12, the lecture would be
a failure, the directors of the club de
cided to abandon the project. Mrs. Na
tion says she will come to Chicago nev
ertheless. COLONEL SHAW DEAD.
Former Commander-in-Chief of G. A.
R. Expired Suddenly.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. Colonel Al
bert D. Shaw, of Watertown, N. Y., for
merly commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, was found dead
this morning In his room at the Rlggs
House. A physician pronounced death
due to apoplexy, suffered probably about
2 o'clock in the morning.
Colonel Shaw had retired about 10:30
o'clock from a banquet at the Ebbltt
House In honor of his successor. General
Leo Rassleur. Uefore he left the ban
quet hall he had responded eloquently to
a toast, and appeared In excellent health
and spirits. After, his return to the hotel
he asked for hot water, complaining of
indigestion. That was the last seen of
. Colonel Shaw's private secretary,
Charles E. Glynn, had an appointment
with him for 10 o'clock this morning,
and when he did not appear, one of the
bell-boys climbed over the transom. The
body was discovered lying face down
ward on the floor. The condition of the
room showed that the end had come with
The dead body was removed to an un
dertaking establishment to await the ar
rival of an only son. Dr. Henry Shaw,
wfv Is expected ton$orrow,v when arrange-
ments for the funeral will be announced.
A committee from the House of Repre
sentatives will be' named to attend the
services, which probably will be held at
Watertown. Two daughters, one living
in "Watertown and another in Brooklyn,
Colonel Shaw was born In Lynne, N. .Y.,
in 1811. He was a veteran of the Civil
.war., .He was, a widower, his wife hav-
Hlng died one year ago yesterday. He was
the picture of health, of commanding
stature, strongly built, with square shoul
ders and, erect figure, hich, with white
hair and. moustache, made him a con
splcuousvfigtire in the House. An active
worker' during his Incumbency of the
commander-in-chief's office, he frequently
came to Washington and took a hand In
urging legislation for the old soldiers be
fore the committees- of Congress.
CLASH OF AUTHORITY.
Walderaee's Orders to French
Troops In China Disobeyed.
PEKIN, Fa-d. 10. Count Ton Waldersee
Is very mucii dissatisfied with tho conduct
of the French troops near Paoting Fu,
and also with their avowed intention, in
spite of hts-'protests, to organize an ex
pedition to take possession of the Province
of Shan SI. He takes the grounji that
expeditions, except for police purposes
or against bands of robbers, should not
be undertaken during peace negotiations.
General Balfoud, the French commander
at Paoting Fu, says that he Is aotlng In
entire Independence of Count von Walder
see, and believes the wisest course to be
to nip the incipient rebellion In the bud
Immediately. He asserts that he was at
tacked on three sides by a number of
Chinese while out with a few men near
Paoting Fu, and his theory is that the
pewer of the foreigners should be shown,
if possible, wherever an occasion arises.
A staff officer of Von Waldersee, who
investigated the Paoting Fu affair, could
find no such evidence of such trouble as
had been reported. On the contray, he
believes there are grounds for suppos
ing quite the opposite, although probably
there, as elsewhere, considerable num
bers of dangerous robbers infest the coun
Li Hun"Chang asserts that the Empress
Dowager and Emperor Kwang Su never
had more harmonious relations than they
have now, and that the former quite
agrees to the necessity for moderate re
forms He has telegraphed to the coiirt
his refusal to agree to sentences of exe
cution "fraught with extreme danger and
threatening the dynasty Itself."
For Civil Reform In China.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. Minister Wu
has received a summary of the- recent
Chinese imperial edict contemplating rec
ommendations for a general reformation
of the civil branches of the Government
of China. That decree said that In order
to obtain a true basis for reform the Em
peror commanded consultations, between
the Ministers of the Privy Council, the
six boards, the Chinese Ministers at for
eign courts, and all the Viceroys and Gov
ernors. This Is regarded as significant
by Minister Wu, as It gives an opportun
ity for the Ministers to lay before the
government recommendations which from
their contact with he foreigners they be
lieve wHl.be for. the .best interests of the
, r -
Emperor Kwagar sn In 'Power.
-SHANGHAI, F-eb-ni;s-Tt imported "that'
the Empress Dowagerr yielding to for
eign pressure, has allowed;' Emperor
Kwang Su to- assume the x'efnfc ojf -government.
A dispatch from Pekln asserts that all
the fortified passes beyond tne territory
held by the allies are being' garrisoned
by the Chinese, and the Boxers are en
tering Pekln secretly.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SHOT
Tried to Prevent Two Men Searching
His Home for Alleged Abductor.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. , Feb. 10. Chief
Justice McClellan, of the Alabama Su
preme Court, was shot In the right,
shqulder at his house this morning by
either Jesse D. Beale or his son, Phelan
Beale, of this cltj-v
The wound Is a serious one, It Is al
leged that the Beals went to the house
of Judge McClellan to find John Mc
Queen, of Bilrmlngham, assistant solic
itor of Jefferson County, whom the elder
Beale charged with abducting hla daugh
It is alleged Miss Beale had not been
at home all night., and they had been
informed that McQueen had been riding
about in a hack with her. Judge Mc
Clellan attempted to prevent the Beales
from going through his house in their
hunt for McQueen. This they resented,
and one of them, believed to be the
father, shot McClellan with a pistol. The
Beales pursued their hunt, and believed
they had located McQueen In a closet
which was locked, and fired about a
dozen shots through the doqr. McQueen
was In the closet, but was in a narrow
place to the side of the door, and was
not struck by any of the balls. The
Beales were arrested and held without
Later the fact was developed that Mc
Queen and Miss Beale had gone to the
residence of Probate Judge Gaston after
midnight to secure a license to marry,
but the Judge declined to issue a license
under the circumstances. As soon as the
facts became known, the Beales were
reconciled to the match, and the young
people were married.
MRS. MAYBRICK'S CASE.
Report That She Will Be Released
From London Prison Today.
CHICAGO. Feb. loTA special cable
gram from London to the Chicago Record
A well-authenticated report reaches the
Record's correspondent tonight to the ef
fect that Mrs. Florence Maybrick will be
released from Aylesbury Prison, tomor
row. Monday. At the United States Em
bassy nothing Is known about the mat
ter, and Ambassador Choate, when seen
at his residence tonight, declined to either
deny or confirm the rumor.
The authorities conversant with the at
tempts to secure the famous prisoner's
freedom assert that if at last she Is to
be given her liberty, this may be re
garded "as due to the influence of King
Edward and .may be interpreted as a tok
en of appreciation of American sympathy
over the death of Queen Victoria.
900,000 Shortage In Mining- Shares.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 10.
An official examination of the books of
the Goldstone Mining Company has dis
closed an tver-lssue of 3,000,000 shares, and
as the stock sold for 2 cents a share, the
shortage amounts fo $60,000. C. P. Bent
ley, who is now serving a sentence of six
months' imprisonment for over-lssuping
5000 shares of Astor stock, was the secre
tary of the Goldstone company when the
over-Jssue was made. Since the discovery
offethls, and other stock frauds, the Cold
rado-Sprlngs Mining Stock Exchange has
insisted upon the registration of all stocks
traded) In upon the board. thusSmaklng
further over-Issues impossible. ' "
BOER PLANS UPSET
Effect of Eastern Movement
of British Troops,
REPORT OF LORD KITCHENER
General Spruit Was Killed and Gen
eral Randemcr Severely Wounded
In Engagement "With Enemy
at Orange Camp.
LONDON, Feb. 10. The War Office has
received the following dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, the Commander-in-Chief In
"Pretoria, Feb. 9. The columns working
eastward occupied Ermelo, February 6,
with slight opposition. A large force of
Boers, estimated at 7000, under Louis
Botha, retired eastward. About 800
wagons with families passed through Er
melo on the way to Amsterdam, and a
very large quantity of stock Is being
"A peace delegate under sentence of
death, and other Boer prisoners were
taken by the Boers. All the reports show
that tbe Boers are exceedingly bitter.
Fifty Boers surrendered.
"Louis Botha, with 2000 men, attacked
General Smith Dorrlen at Orange Camp,
at 3 A. M., February 6. He was repulsed
after severe fighting. General Spruit was
killed; General Randemeyer was severely
wounded, and two cornets were killed.
Twenty of the Boer dead were" left In our
hands, and many severely wounded. Our
casualties were 24 killed and 53 wounded.
"Our movement to the east is reported
to have thoroughly upset all the enemy's
calculations, and created a panic, in the
"Christian Dewet appears to be crossing
the line' south of Jaegersfonteln road to
the west this morning, having failed to
effect a crossing by the drifts east of
"In Cape Colony Canovla has beerf'oc
cupied by Colonel de Lisle, who entered
February 6; the enemy retired."
NO MATCH FOR BOERS.
British Unsuccessfully Engaged
Them at Tabnksberg Mountain.
EAST LONDON, Cape Colony, Feb. 9.
Details have been received here of severe
fighting at Tabaksberg Mountain, 40 miles
east of the railway, and about midway
between Small Deel and Bloemfonteln.
Major Crewe, with a composite column,
traveling southwest, sighted the mountain
on the morning of January 31. He heard
heavy firing, and knowing that Colonel
Pilcher's column was on the other side of
the mountain, he concluded that this offi
cer was in actiqp. Consequently he hur
ried forward, only to mee.t the Boers
streaming, down, and evidently retiring
ifronvColonel Pilcher's lydlteshells. Im
mediately Major Crewe brought three 15
pounders and (l pompqm to bear on the
Boers, who, however, were found to be
so numerous that It was Impossible to
head, them off. Orders were given to
return to camp, aboilt two miles from the
mountain. The column rested until 4 In
the afternoon, when the march was re
Major Crewe was just touching the
southern point of the mountain, when a
terrific rifle lire opened from a large force
of Boers In ambuscade on the mountain.
The fight soon became general, the Boers
attacking the British on both flanks and
the rear. The British pompom jammed
and became useless. Major Crewe grasped
the situation, and by a brilliant move got
the convoy into a safe position. ,
Between 7 and S o'clock in the evening
the Boers charged the position, and turned
both flanks.. The British ammunition be
came exhausted, and Major Crewe was
obliged to retire and abandon the pompom
after the advance party had endeavored
to save It, and had sustained a severe
Rear-guard action was fought by Major
Crewe into the camp, where the wagons
had been laagered. Entrenchments were
thrown up during the night. When morn
ing came Major Crewe started to Join
General Knox. 12 miles to the southwest.
The Boers immediately reattacked him,
compelling him to fight a second rear
guard action for a few miles. General
Dewet personally commanded tbe Boers,
and they were estimated at 2500. Major
Crewe's force was only 700. ' Eventually
the British officer joined General Knox
and returned to Bloemfonteln. Lord
Kitchener has highly complimented Major
Crewe on the achievement.
PRECAUTION IN CAPE COLONY.
Mllncr Says It Is Necessary to Ward
Off Boer Invasion.
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 10. Yesterday Sir
Alfred MUner reviewed 7000 men of the
new volunteer force, and made a spirited
address to the officers. He expressed his
gratification at the loyal response the
colony had made to the call, emphasized
the great value of mounted men, and
complimented the officers and all con
cerned upon the "excellent work already
done In stemming the Boer Invasion."
"It has been said that the enemy would
never come to Cape Town, but any one
who, In the face of events of the last few
months will say a thing Is impossible be.
cause It seems Improbable, Is too silly
to be argued with. I am aware that I
risk being called an alarmist, but It Is
better to "be called an alarmist than to
run any risk. There was a time when it
was regarded as impossible for the Boers
to penetrate the extreme west and south
of Cape Colony, but they have reached
one, and are within a few miles of the
other. Therefore it is necessary to take
every precaution. Most men prefer to be
called alarmist and to safeguard their
property. That is better than to be called
a fine, plucky fellow and to lose your
WILL ENTER CAPE COLONY.
Dewet and Steyn So State In a Proc
lamation. LONDON, Feb. 1L The Cape Town cor
respondent of the Times, wiring yester
day, and giving a general outline of Brit
ish offensive operations, says:
"The British force directed against
Christian Dewet's force included seven
columns under Knox, Hamilton, Maxwell,
White, Pilcher and Crewe. They hoped to
force Dewet upon the British corps con
centrated on Orange River. The Boers.
I upder cover of a detached commando,
swung westward, ana captured a pompom'
from Major Crewe, and by crossing the
railway between Springfontein and Eden-
burg evaaea tne isruisn concentration.
"Dewet is now probably In the Philop
potis district, a'nd this probably accounts
? - "...
for the northwesterly movement of the
Boers In Cape Colony.
"The latest proclamation Issued by De
wet and Steyn closes thus: ,
" 'I shall now enter Cape Colony to
give the farmers there a taste of what
we have ourselves suffered through this
WILL BE NO PEACE COMMISSIONER.
Troops Instead Will Go to South Af
rica, Says British War Ofilcial.
LONDON, Feb. 10. Lord Ragland,
Under Secretary of State for War, In
formed the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press today that General Sir Eve
lyn Wood Is not going to South Africa
and that no peace commission is con
templated. "The report as to a peace commission Is
false from beginning to end," he said.
"The policy of the government Is the
very opposite of what would prompt such
a step. Troops, not peace commission
ers, are going to South Africa."
It is also understood that Sir Evelyn
Wood Is less likely than any other high
officer to be chosen for important special
duties, as he is now so deaf that his re
tirement Is only a question of a short
Will Agitate Boer Cause.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. Among the
passengers of the steamship La Cham
pagne, from Havre, is Miss Maud Gonne,
the "Irish Joan of Arc" She will land
tomorrow. Next Sunday Miss Gonne will
deliver an address at the Academy of
Music. Then she will make known the
object of her visit to this country, which
Is said to be the forming of women's
clubs to give moral and financial sup
port to the movement recently started In
Ireland for the perpetuation of the Irish
language, literature and art. She will
also agitate, in the interest of the Boer
cause, the keeping of Irish youths from
enlisting in the British Army.
England to Call on Portugal.
LONDON, Feb. 11. "A solemn reaffirm
ation of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance
Is pending, I am Informed," says the Lis
bon correspondent of the Dally Mall,
"and England will request Portugal to
land Portuguese troops to guard certain
points In South Africa in order to en
able the British employed at those points
to Join the fighting columns."
Portugal's Policy Atfnckcd.
LISBON. Feb. 10. The Monde vio
lently attacking the policy of the Portu
guese government for violating neutrality
by allowing the British to land troops
on Portuguese territory In South Africa,
says: "Such a course on the part of the
country invites certain disaster. It is
easy to perceive symptoms of grave
events in the near future."
Portugal to Aid England.
LISBON, Feb. 10. Portugal, it is al
leged, is preparing to send troops to aid
the British in SoutHAfrica. King Charles
will remain In London until tomorrow.
Great efforts are being made to secure
aNnew treaty of alliance with England
superseding the antiquated treaties.
FARM INTERESTS OF FRANCE
Minister of Agriculture Points Out
How They Are Injured.
LILE, France, Feb. 10. if. Jean Dupuy,
Minister of Agriculture, was 'the prin
cipal speaker today at 'a, meeting of the
Northern Agricultural "Society. Several
speakers dwelt upon the injury resulting
to the farming interests of France from
the accumulation of stocks of foreign
wheat which, they asserted was facili
tated by the modifications of the customs
tariff and had led to unfair competi
tion. M. Dupuy says the situation was not
peculiar to France, as all countries suf
fered from similar conditions.
Dealing with the sugar question, which
he admitted was a very complicated mat
ter, M. Dupuy said It would be necessary
to examine whether the existing laws
should be so modified as to aid French
industry In this direction. He promised
to propose to send two representatives of
the sugar Industry to the Brussels con
ference on sugar bounties when It opened.
Meanwhile, he pointed out, the Minister
of Finance was seeking means to develop
sugar consumption by a material reduc
tion of duties. It would be Impossible,
however, he declared, for the Chamber
of Deputies to legislate upon the ques
tion before prorogation.
Madame PattI Will Sell Home.
LONDON, Feb. 11. Madame Adalina
Patti will sell "Craig-Y-Nos" at auction
June 18, unless It is previously disposed of
by private sale.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Kitchener reports that eastern movement of
British troops has upset plans of Boers.
One British General was killed and another
severely injured in engagement at Orange
Camp. Page 1.
Portugal, it is said, will send troops to aid
British. Page 1.
Dewt and Steyn issue a proclamation saying
they will enter Cape Colony. Page 1.
Coming marriage of Princess of Asturlas
greatly displeases Spanish students. Page 2.
French troops in China disobey Count von
Waldersee's orders. Page 1.
Senate generally acquiesces In proposed Cuban
and Philippine legislation. Page 2.'
Appropriation bills have first call- in Senate
this week, ship subsidy next. Page 2.
House will take up revenue reduction bill to
day. Pago 2.
Topeka orders all "Joints" closed by February
15. Page 1.
Pugilists are still preparing for Cincinnati
fight, but there is much talk of postpone
ment. Page 1.
Three lives lost and four people badly injured
in Boston fire. Page 2.
Colonel Albert D. Shaw, former commander-in-chief
of G. A. R., died suddenly. Page 1.
Three men arrested for $40,000 Manila (Iowa)
safe-robbery. Page 2.
No new developments in Oregon Senatorial
fight. Page 3.
Oregon Legislature has yet to take up Its most
Important work. Page 3.
Reapportionment bill will likely cause hot
fight in "Washington Legislature this week.
An unknown man at Salem drove over em
bankment and sustained serious injuries.
Good vein of coal has been located near Pen
dleton. Page 8.
La Grande farmers protest against alleged
discrimination ot Army horse-buyer. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Factory for the making of fences to be estab
lished. Page 8.
Death of Charles P. Bacon. Pago 10.
Death of Captain Horatio Cooke., Pago 10.
Work of floating lightship begins this week.
Two hundred blocks of street improvements
under way on tbe Bast Side. Page 10.
LOOKS LIKE A FIGHT
Pugilists Training as if Con
test Was Assured.
SOME TALK OF POSTPONEMENT
Cincinnati Promoters Will Appeal 4a
Higher Courts if Injunction Is
Allowed Police Will Not
Clash With Militia.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 10. Notwithstand
ing the court proceedings, and the at
titude of the Governor, this has been a
busy day with the sporting men in Cin
cinnati. All outward- signs look like the
eve of a great coming event with them.
Manager Madden and Gus Ruhlln were
busy with visitors at the Country Club
early In the day. Manager Brady, Ed
Cook and others assisted Jeffries and De
laney In entertaining at their quarters.
Many more called than could be admitted
at both places.
Tom Sharkey and Spider Kelly are hap
py over their prospects, as they claim
Sharkey Is to have the next chance, no
matter whether Jeffries or Ruhlln wins.
Sharkey will challenge the winner at the
ringside. All the visiting and local sports
aie expressing tholr opinions as to tho
chances of the two big men. These opin
ions generally pick Jeffries as the winner,
although all concede that Ruhlln Is in tho
better condition. Some say that Ruhlln
bas been overtrained.
Both will go through their regular prac
tice Monday. They will slacken their
exercise on Tuesday, and still more on
Wednesday, doing little on Thursday.
They rest all day Friday. As the pre
liminary bout between Chllds and Martin
for 10 rounds is not to be called till 9
P. M., Friday, it may be late when Jeff
ries and Ruhlln enter the ring for their
Meantime thero is much anxiety over
the decision of Judge Holllster and the
action of Governor Nash. It will be known
within a day or two whether Judge Hol
llster grants a permanent injunction
against the contest on the ground of a
public nuisance, as the promoters do not
know what the Governor may do, or
when he will do It. Even if the fight
begins, they do not know at what mo
ment the state forces may Interfere, as
three regiments of militia are said to
be now under marching orders.
They will know, however, on the day
of th6 contest whether the troops aro
here or whether they are on the way, so
as to get here In time to stop the con-
test. While the Mayor, with his permit,
promised a force of police to maintain
order, it Is known that the police will
not protect the event to the extent of
offering any resistance to the militia.
There has been much talk about the prob
ability of a collision between the police)
and the militia, but It is authoritatively
announced that there s not the remotest
danger1 of anything of that nature occur
ing. There has been considerable talk about
postponing the contest. If Judge Hol
llster allows the Injunction on Tuesday,
the defendants will at once appeal to
the Circuit Court and if they lose In
that Intermediate court, they will carry
the case to the Supreme Court, which
does not sit again until February 19. If
this course Is pursued the contest may be
postponed from one to two weeks. Tho
promoters do not want to postpone the
date any longer than possible. The ex
penses of the training quarters are very
heavy and Managers Brady and Madden
have already invested largely for the
event. Brady In temporarily canceling
Jeffries' theatrical engagements, Is out
about $18,000, and Madden Is a similar
loser, though for a less amount. Con
siderable money has also been spent in
training Chllds and Martin.
One of the liveliest preliminary con
tests is between the promoters and the
two telegraph companies. The former
wanted $2500 for the telegraph privileges
of Saengerfest Hall. The Western Union
and the Postal Company offered but $250
each, or a total of $500, and rented a
building across the street from Saenger
fest Hall for their offices. The wires of
the Associated Press and the wires of
the newspapers will be looped Into tho
hall as they will not be affected by
the controversy. It is believed, however,
that the matter will be compromised.
The contests of next Friday night were
to be preceded on Sunday by an ath
letic and musical entertainment in the re
modeled Sanegerfest Hall. This took
place this afternoon, and It was a great
Buccess In attendance and otherwise. Tho
big hall was found to be In excellent
The feature of the day was tho speech
made by George F. Dellerle, one of tho
leading members of the Saengerfest Ath
letic Association, who took occasion to
compliment Mayor Flelschmann for his
stand In favor of the Jeffrles-Ruhlln con
test. The audience rose en masse and
gave three cSeers for the Mayor, and
the demonstration continued for some
Ruhlln was introduced and received ant
ovation. Jeffries did not appear.
Jeffries Has Malaria.
CINCINNATI. O., Feb. 10. Champion
Jeffries developed a slight attack of ma
laria early this morning and remained in
doors the greater part of the day. Man
ager Brady stated tonight that while the
champion was somewhat Indisposed today,
he believed Jeffries would bcready to go
through his usual work tomorrow.
ICE BLOCKADE STILL ON.
It is,JIowever, Less Severe in North
and East Rivers.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. The Ice block
ade In the North and East Rivers and in
the harbor still continues, but in a less
severe degree. The Ice was thickly
packed on the New York side of tho
North River and on the Brooklyn side
of the East River, driven by a strong
wind. There was very little travel on
the East River ferry boats, because trav
elers preferred to take chances across the
bridge. North River ferries all made
slow time. The boats of the South
ferry and Hamilton avenue lines had tho
greatest difficulty in making their slips
in the Brooklyn side. The Staten Island
boats ran on schedule time.
On account of the Ice, which is solidly
packed in the slip at the foot of Boston
street. North River, the French liner La
Champagne, which reached quarantine
this evening, was compelled to anchor
there for the night.
Large Tannery Burned.
OLEAN, N. Y., Feb. 10. Quirln' tan
nery, one of the largest In Western New
York, was destroyed by fire tonight. Loss,