Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 13, 1901, Image 1

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VOL. XLL NO. 12,534.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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of our lino of
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Of newest and latest designs.
Catalogue and prices furnished on application.
ROTHCHILD BROS., - 20-26 North First St.
Cameras at Reduced Prices
PREMOS, POCOS. RAYS, ETC
We want to dose out all on hand now before our
new stock arrives.
PHOTOGRAPHIC-GOODS AT REDUCED PRICES
BLUMAUER-FRANK DRUG CO.
144-146 FOURTH STREET, PORTLAND, OR.
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chance: of
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lutely pnre baking: powder
tor 25c per pound. We nave
and are supplying hund
reds c I families. Let us
apply yon.
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Fourth and Washington Sts.
Popular-Price Druggists. Pare chemicals at our store.
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Special rates made to families and single gentlemen. The manage
ment vrlll be pleased at all times to show rooms and give prices. A mod
ern Tnrkish bath establishment In the hotel. U. C. BOWEKS, Manager.
Library Association of Portland i2?5
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 f Ji. dnilv, except Sundays and holidays.
Enables You To Play Your Piano
The Pianola will enable you to play your piano even
if you do not know one note from another.
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Agent for the Aco'ian Company
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Pianos.
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Agricultural Department chemist, with
our prices, for each article:
Pure cream of tartar, 2 pounds ? .SO
Pure bicarbonate of soda, 1 pound 10
Pure corn starch, 1 pound .10
Total $1.00
Sift well together and keep dry.
, . TILED BATHROOMS ARE CLEAN
We carry a full stock of tile for bath
rooms, kitchen sinks, tile floors, vesti
bules, etc A full line of mantels, grates,
andirons, spark guards Are sets. Use our
Ideal Metal Polish for keeping things
bright.
Estimates given on electric wiring, In
terior telephones and call bells.
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Those who have no money to waste
and wish FULL VALUE for every
dollar spent always buy the
es
Manufactured by Bridge, Beach
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is a guarantee In itself. -We
fare sole agents.
ALDER STREETS
OREGON
9
$3.00 PER DAY
and upward.
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the Chase an the Emerson
PORTLAND
HAILED AS FRIENDS
Filipinos Warmly Welcome
American Commissioners.
ON THEIR FIRST TRIP NORTH
Judge Taf t and His Associates Hare
Gone to Bacoler to Organise a
Provincial Government Bulu-
can "Will Next Be Visited.
SAN FERNANDO, Province of Pampan
ga, Island of Luzon, Philippines, Feb. 12.
Bacolor and all the towns adjacent to the
railroad, which names tfre historic on ac
count of the fierce battles of the earlier
periods of the American occupation,
turned out to welcome the United States
Philippine Commission aa it proceeded
northward, on Its first trip to organize
provincial governments. At every sta
tion, including the hamlets where the
train did not stop, there were bursts of
music from the native bands and cheers
for the American commission and the par
tldo federate. The crowd at Malolos, the
former seat of the Insurgent government,
was smaller, in proportion to the popula
tion, than at the villages. At oil the
stops addresses were delivered by natives,
and responses were made by Judge Taft,
the president of the commission; Profes
sor Worcester, General Flores, Chief Just
ice Arellano and Dr. Tavera, president of
the Federal party. The natives repeat
edly declared the people were beginning
to understand the purpose of the Amer
icans, adding that the commission's acts
showed Its promises would be kept.
Judge Taft told the people of the towns
in Bulucan Province that a provincial
government will shortly be established
there. The American party alighted at
San Fernando, passed under an arch of
welcome and was greeted by the military
and hundreds of children leaving Amer
ican flags and singing "HjiII Columbia."
The entire American party was then
driven to Bacolor, capital of the Province
of Pampanga, where they will be cordial
ly entertained tomorrow, and until apply
ing the provincial government to Pampan
ga, there will be a public discussion of
the laws enacted.
General Grant received information that
a band of Tarlac Insurgents is approach
ing for the purpose of harassing the peo
ple of Bacolor. He has sent scouts out
after them.
GUAM IS RECOVERING.
Admiral KempfC Reports on the Loss
of the Yosemitc.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. A report has
been received at the Navy JDepartment
from Bear-Admiral KempfC, of the Asiatic
station, who was sent from Manila to
Guam to investigate the effects o the
disastrous hurricane a few months ago.
The report covers details already made
public, and concludes as follows:
"In regard to the loss of the Tosemlte,
the vessel's bow appears to have struck a
shoal spot while dragging from her orig
inal anchorage to the reef under the bluff
west of Soumaye, causing a heavy leak.
Here the vessel struck stern first. When
the wind shifted suddenly from north to
east, the Yosemlte swung around on her
stern as a pivot. The vessel drifted to
sea after losing ground tackle and being
blown off the reef near Soumaye bluff."
A later report, in the shape of a letter
dated December 17, from the Governor of
Guam, reads as follows:
"The Island of Guam is doing as well
as can be expected. A considerable num
ber of the lumber houses have been re
built, and the greater part of the popula
tion Is now under cover, with a more fair
degree of comfort. The reconstruction of
the masonry houses Is progressing, and
tile and iron roofs are being repaired and
replaced. There have been Issued 60 far to
the needy about 100 tons of provisions, all
of which has been provided by the Island
treasury. The immediate necessity of re
building houses has diverted for the pres
ent a large amount of labor which could
otherwise have been employed In the fields
and ranches. There has not yet been a
case of typhoid on the Island this Au
tumn." The Quartermaster-General Is informed
that 48 of the 107 bodies of soldiers and
marines brought to San Francisco from
the Philippines on the transport Warren
have been applied for by relatives for pri
vate Interment in different parts of the
country.
UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER.
Eight Officers and Seventy Men Give
Up the Fight.
MANILA, Feb. 12. An Insurgent Colo
nel, Simon Techon, seven Insurgent offi
cers and 70 men, with 60 guns, have sur
rendered unconditionally to Captain
Cooles, of the Thirty-fifth Regiment, at
San Miguel de Mayumo.
In a fight at Slbuyan, Batangas, the
rebel General, Malbas, Is reported to have
been killed. Six Insurgent officers and 20
men were captured.
Mariqulna is the scene of an immense
peace meeting of the Federal party.
The "Women's Peace League met at
Judge Taffs house today. Senorlta Po
ble attempted to Introduce a resolution
requiring the release of the imprisoned
insurgents. Mrs. Taft and other ladies
spoke on a resolution urging the insur
gents to surrender. This was adopted In
stead of Senorita Poble's.
Pope and Philippine Friars.
LONDON, Feb. 32. A dispatch from
Madrid siys that the Pope has deter
mined that the proceeds from the prop
erty of the friars In the Philippines, if
the friars sell the property and leave the
Islands, will go Into the treasury of St.
Peter's. His Holiness permitted the fri
ars to hold estates for the support of the
missions and if the missions are aban
doned the church will devote the money
to the support of missions elsewhere.
The Spanish Ambassador to the Vul
can. Senor Pldat, who was recently ap
pointed to the post, has intimate rela
tions with the Pope, and will soon begin
to discuss the questions affecting the In
terests of Spanish church orders.
Offered a Judgeship.
JONESBURY. Vt,, Feb. 12. Ex-Lieutenant-Governor
Bates was today of
fered the position of Judge in the Phil
ippine Hands and he will accept the
appointment. The salary will -be $5500
per year.
Carter Seeking Release.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Feb. 12. A
motion was filed in the United States Cir
cuit Court here today for the release of
Oberlln M. Carter, ex-Captain of Engin
eers, from the Federal prison, pending the
appeal of his habeas corpus proceedings
case In the Supreme Court of the United
States. The court set Friday next as the
time of hearing the arguments. Carter's
attorneys assert that it will be at least
two years before a decision in the- habeas
corpus case can be reached in tho Su
preme Court. In that time Carter will
have served his sentence and the habeas
corpus proceedings will afford him no re
lief. It Is understood that in the event
the court sustains the motion, relatives of
the prisoner will furnish bonds to the
extent of $100,000 If required.
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TO ENLARGE ITS SCOPE.
Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln
League Slay Become National.
COLUMBUS, 0.,Feb. 12. This after
noon, a conference was held to consider
the proposition to enlarge the scope of
the Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln
League, which has up to this time been
a purely local organization. About 300
Democrats, the greater portion of whom
were from Ohio, were in attendance.
There were representatives also from
Pennsylvania, "West Virginia, Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Missis
sippi. Congressman Lentz acted as chair
man of the conference. He said it had
been suggested that the league be reor
ganized along state or National lines, and
invited the views of those present Willis
J. Abbott suggested that a committee of
five be appointed on constitution, to
amend the present instrument so that it
would apply to a state and National or
ganization, and a motion to that effect
was adopted. It was agreed that the next
meeting should be in Buffalo, during the
Pan-American exposition, and it wasge
clded to appoint a committee represent
ing each state in the organization to have
charge of the Buffalo meeting.
ST. LOUIS REPEATERS.
The Arrested Gang Released by the
Police.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 12. The 0 or more
men who are alleged to have come from
Chicago for the purpose -of acting as re
peaters at the Democratic primaries yes
terday were released from custody by the
police department today. Assistant Chief
of Police PIckel said today that Maurice
Fitzgerald, of Chicago, was the leader of
the Chicago party. Fitzgerald, he said,
corroborated the statement of Charles G.
Brown, of St. Louis, that a member of
the House of Delegates of this city ap
proached him last week to go to Chicago
and secure p. gang of repeaters there.
"We left Friday night," says Brown In
his confession. "We got into Chicago
Saturday morning and went on the West
SIdo to Burns' saloon, at 544 West Madi
son street- I told Harry Locatell, bar
tender In that saloon, to get a few men
who had sense enough not to say any
thing. We got the men through Locatell
and came down here Sunday morning.
The Delegate was with us. I Introduced
him to all of the men. I fixed these men
with money and planted them at the ho
tels. Fitzgerald and I were to meet the
Delegates at a saloon Monday morning."
This confession, it is stated, will be
used before the grand Jury.
Women Voted at Primaries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 12. The pri
mary election In Kansas City, Kan., to
day, was remarkable because of Ihe ac-
tivlty of tho Trcmbrt -voierC, , JTevej" be-
"foro since the women of Kansas were
given suffrage, which makes them eligible
to vote at municipal and school elections,
has there been such Interest manifested
as at present in the Mayoralty contest.
Eighteen hundred women registered this
year to vote at the primaries, and many
others voted today who registered last
year and were not required to register.
Many women clerks were In evidence at
the election booths. The saloons were
closed during the progress of the pri
maries. Against Capital Punishment.
TOPEKA, Feb. 12. The bill providing
for a restoration of capital punishment in
Kansas was killed today in the state
Senate. The agitation favoring capital
punishment started after the recent burn
ing of the negro, Alexander, by the
Leavenworth mob.
For an Eight-Hour Day.
DENVER, Feb. 12. The state Senate
today passed on third reading the bill
for the submission of a Constitutional
amendment to authorize the enactment
of a law limiting a day's work in mines,
smelters and mills for the treatment of
ores, to eight consecutive hours.
Conger "Will 'Accept.
DES MOINES, la., Feb. 12. Major E. H.
Conger, Minister to China, has cabled to
an Iowa friend that he will accept tho
Republican nomination for Governor of
Iowa, but will not make a fight for it,
CARNEGIE-MORGAN DEAL.
New Company Will Dominate Lalce
Ore-Carrying Trade.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 12. A rumor
reached here today that the proposed
Carnegie-Morgan deal contemplates the
consolidation of the Pittsburg Steamship
Company, a Carnegie concern, the great
Rockefeller ore fleet, and the fleet of the
American Steel & Wire Company. The
new organization, in that case, will domi
nate entirely the ore-carrying trade of the
Great Lakes. It was stated by one of
the minority stockholders today that the
deal is of much greater significance than
has even been reported. He refused to
specify, explaining that he Is bound by
a promise not to disclose certain facts
that came to his knowledge through com
pany channels. 'At the Carnegie building,
an official said that an official announce
ment would be made the latter part of the
week.
An afternoon paper here prints a story
today that the hitch In the final arrange
ments In the Carnegie deal is over the po
sition to be occupied by Mr. Frlck. It
is said Mr. Morgan is anxious to place
Mr. Frlck at the head of the new com
bination, and Mr. Carnegie is for Presi
dent Schwab.
Friclc and Schwab in New York.
NEW YORK. Feb. 12. H. C. Frlck and
C. M. Schwab, president of the Carnegie
Steel Company, breakfasted together to
day at the Holland House, and had a talk
which lasted over two hours. Both re
fused absolutely to be Interviewed.
"Watching American Interests.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The training
ship Lancaster left LaGuayra today for
Santa Lucia. The Dixie left Santa Lucia
yesterday for IaGuayra, there to await
the return of the Lancaster and keep
watch over American interests at that
port. The state department has had no
recent advices from Minister Loomls re
specting the asphalt controversy, hence
it is assumed that there has been no
change in the4 situation.
Transport Rawlinsr Floated.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 12. Quartermaster-General
Ludington has received a tele
gram from Quartermaster -Ham, on the
transport Rawlins, which' ran aground in
the harbor of Santiago Sunday saying
that the vessel has been floated. The
Rawlins Is to bring a battalion of the
Tenth Infantry to Newport News.
ANARCHY IN SPAIN
Madrid Is on the Verge of a
Revolution.
DISORDERS IN OTHER CITIES
Signing of the Civil Contract In Con
nection With Coming Marriage
Deep-Rooted Antagonism to
Count of Caserta.
MADRDD, Feb. 12. Whispered remarks,
which are not supported by tangible facts,
say that Madrid Is on the verge of a tu
mult. The government, however, Is calm
ly proceeding to carry out the details for
SENOR PI Y
LEADER OF THE SPANISH REPUBLICANS,
MOVEMENT IS THE PRELUDE
the wedding of the Princess of the Astu
rias to Prince Charles of Bourbon, but the
street corners, the clubs and the hotel
corridors teem with disturbing stories.
The new shout, "Long live the army!" Is
the most serious sign. Should It take a
real hold on the people, and should the
fever reach the army Itself the outcome
would be threatening. The current talk
represents the army as being dissatisfied,
and as announcing that It does not Intend
to take up arms against the people, so
long as their opposition Is directed against
the Jesuits and the Count of Caserta. The
feeling against the former Is largely polit
ical, but a real and deep-seated antago
nism exists against tho ex-Carllst leader.
The decision of the high court today fa
voring the contention of the Mother de
Ubao case, giving the daughter Into her
charge and releasing her from the con
vent, Is likely to have a soothing effect.
The signing of the civil contract In con
nection with the coming wedding at the
palace today was a simple ceremony, and
was witnessed only by the members of
the royal family, the court officials, the
Ministry, the Count of Caserta and his
family and the chosen legal witnesses of
each party. There were no Invited guests.
At 9 o'clock, the assemblage gathered In
the Queen Regent's reception-room, In
which had been placed a table containing
writing materials. The Regent entered,
escorted by court attendants, and followed
by the Infantas Isabella, Eulalla and Ma
ria Teresa, the Princess of the Asturias,
Prince Charles of Bourbon, the Count and
Countess of Casterta and their three
iloimhtorc! tha TtiilrA nnd "Duchess of Cala
bria, Prince Jennaro, younger brother of I
the Count of Caserta, the suite of tne
Count of Caserta, consisting of Prince
Bella Rocca and Marquis Imperlale, all
members of the Cabinet, and Generals
Weyler, Echagne, Bertal and Azura,
chosen as witnesses for the bridegroom.
When all arrived. Marquis del Vadlllo,
Minister of Justice, acting as a notary
public for the government, read the doc
ument and announced the formality to be
that of signing it.
The Princess of the
Asturias first signed, using her full legal
name. Prince Charles of Bourbon fol
lowed, and then the Queen Regent, tho
members of the Cabinet, and the Generals,
who witnessed the Instrument on behalf
of the Prinre. When all the signatures
had been appended, the Minister of Just
ice placed his seal upon the document, and
the ceremony was ended. The document
will be published tomorrow In the Official
Gazette.
This afternoon, about SCO students, led
by a woman, and bearing French and
Spanish flags, assembled In the Puerla
del Sol and started cries for the army
and against the Jesuits and Count of Ca
serta. They were quickly dispersed, but
continued reassembling In various parts
of the city. The afternoon was one of
continual manifestations, though without
serious incident. This evening, 200 mount
ed civil guards are parading the Puerta
del Sol with drawn swords, preventing
any collection of people.
There can be no doubt that the feeling
of the populace Is deep-rooted, needing
only a successful leader to encourage the
people to menacing deeds. Owing to their
attitude, the torchlight procession sched
uled for this evening was abandoned, the
authorities fearing that it would lead to
a clash. The suppression of El Pals was
due to Its virulent attacks upon the Count
of Caserta, which had the effect of arous
ing antl-Caserta sentiment. The course
taken by El Imparclal in declining to
print a description of the court ball on
the ground that "It Is no time for such
festivities when all Spain is so sad," has
caused a great Impression, and has in
creased the feeling against the forthcom
ing marriage.
The Republicans held several meetings
yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of
the proclamation of the republic. The
Progressists endeavored to march In pro
cession to a meeting of the Federals, but
the police barred their road and compelled
them to disperse. The meetings were en
thusiastic The provincial prefects now announce
that tranquillity has been restored in the
various departments. Republican banquets
were held yesterday at Saragossa, Pam
peluna, Cadiz, Valencia and Malaga. Senor
PI y Margall, leader of the Federal Re
publicans, speaking yesterday, 6ald he be
lieved the present movement was the pre
lude of a grave revolution.
Snrngossa Cafes Closed.
SARAGOSSA, Feb. 12. A man Injured in
yesterday's demonstration died this morn
ing. The theaters and all the cafes are
closed, and over 30 arrests have been
made. The prefect has taken the most se
vere measures to maintain order.
Arrests at Valencia.
VALENCIA, Feb. 12. Three men ho
tried to force the doors of the Jesuit col
lege have been arrested.
INVITATIONS TO SUICIDE.
Chinese Officials May Disregard the
Emperor's Order.
PEKIN, Feb. 12,-Prince Ching and LI
Hung Chang have received a long dis
patch from the court which they have
not disclosed to the foreign envoys. It
is understood, In addition to the recent
celebrated reform decree, to contain an
account of how Emperor Kwang Hsu has
sent a choice of methods of suicide to all
MARGALL
"WHO SAYS THE PRESENT
TO A REVOLUTION.
those named for punishment by the en
voys, closing with the Inquiry whether
Prince Ching and H Hung Chang think
the envoys will be satisfied. It Is under
stood that the Chinese plenipotentiaries,
In their reply to the court, said, the for
eign envoys could not object strongly to
an accomplished fact, but they would
probably Insist upon the sentence of exe
cution being published throughout the em
pire, and possibly upon the heads of those
condemned being exhibited at various
points.
It Is very seriously doubted In Chinese
circles here that General Tung Fun Slang
will agree to commit suicide. The army
worships him. He has absolute "control
of the Mohammedans and Is believed to
be one himself. He refused to allow the
dlsbandment of 5000 men and the Em
peror ordered him far from the court. To
attempt his execution, it is thought in
Chinese circles, might mean civil war.
The Proposed French Expedition.
PARIS, Feb. 12. The French Foreign
Office has not yet received an official re
port of the Von Waldersee-Ballloud inci
dent at Pekin but it admits there may
have been slight friction between the two
commanders.
As to the reported Intention of the
French to occupy Shan Si, the Foreign
Office officials say there Is no founda
tion for the report. The French troops
have orders not to penetrate into Shan
SI, as the government thinks such a step
would be quite impolitic and tantamount
to Invading an entirely new country.
General Voyron, the Commander of the
French forces in China, telegraphs that
the railroad from Pekln to Pao Ting Fu
was Inaugurated February 10. A special
train which left Pekln that day returned
February 11. The French and Belgian
officials were present at the inauguration.
China's Protest Ignored.
PEKIN, Feb. 13. This morning the for
eign envoys met and the matter of in-
I demnitle3 was mentioned, especially as
bearing upon damage done to the per
sonal property of farmers. The reply of
the court protesting against what Chi
nese describe as the "inconsistency of the
death penalties required by the powers"
was also discussed. The envoys resolved
to Ignore the protest and decided that it
was desirable to proceed immediately
to the delimitation and organization of
the diplomatic quarters.
Chinese Towns Occupied.
BERLIN, Feb. 12. Field Marshal Count
von Waldersee, telegraphing from Pekln
under date of February 11, says that
from Pao Ting Fu onward, five of the
chief places in the district lying within
the German sphere have been occupied
permanently by one company each to
protect the inhabitants from robbery
and oppression.
Chinese Envoy Not Acceptable.
LONDON, Feb. 13. Dr. Morrison, wiring
to the Times from Pekln yesterday, says-
"Sir Ernest M. Satow has informed the
Chinese authorities that the British
Government declines to accept an obscure
official like Chang Po Hal, the literary
j chancellor, as special envoy to carry con-
aoiences to Lonaon on the death of Queen
Victoria." '
Said to Be a Blind.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 12. According to the
North China Daily News, the Chinese say
that the acceptance of the condition of
the powers by the Chinese peace plenlpo
tentaries was merely a blind and that a
large force of Chinese Is proceeding to
Tai Yuan Fu to oppose an allied expedi
tion. Communication Threatened.
LONDON, Feb. 12. A special dispatch
from Shan Hal Kuan says the lines of
communication of the Russian garrisons
at Kiao Chau (Kin Chou) and elsewhere
are threatened and that they have urgent
ly requested reinforcements to repel the
attacks of brigands.
JUDGE WHQLETHING
The Multnomah Delegation
Would So Make Him .
NUMBER OF BILLS TO THIS END
He Would Make Nearly All Appoint
ments, "Would Be Reporting Of
ficer or Auditor and Practical
ly Sole Head of Government.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 12. The Multnomah
County Judge seem to have been select
ed by the citizens' delegation as a man
especially well qualified to run the affairs
of the county, as by the various bills
Introduced and approved by this delega
tion, he Is named as the sole head of near
ly everything connected with the county
government. By House bill No. 78 he la
empowered to appoint all of the road
supervisors and remove those now In of
fice at once He Is also authorized to di
vide the county in suitable road districts,
and may Increase the number of districts,
now eleven, and thus Increase the volume
of his appointive power In this direction.
By Senate bill ISO he Is given authority
to appoint two persons to serve with him
as a Board of Election Commissioners,
which shall appoint all judges and clerks
of election. This, however. Is a general
law for the whole state.
Senate bill 183 provides that the elec
tion commission shall make the official
canvass of votes.
The bill restoring Judge Cake to his
place on the Board of County Commis
sioners of Multnomah County, provides
that the commissioners shall meet with
the County Judge for the transaction of
county business, at the call of the Coun
ty Judge, who might call them to his as
sistance very seldom. The County Audi
tor Is required to report to the County
Judge.
In the public administrator's bill, which
has been withdrawn, it was stated that
Judge Cake should appoint the public
administrator.
No bill has yet been introduced placing
the County Judge in charge of tho
bridges and the Poor Farm, including the
appointment of the County Physician, but
this unintentional omission will no doubt
be attended to before the session ends. To
relieve the public mind it may be stated
that Judge Cake has not yet mounted hi3
throne, as these bills have not yet been
passed.
Secretary Hay Is "Worse.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. Only four
members of the cabinet were present at
today's meeting and no business was
transacted. Secretary Hay Is confined
to his home and Attorney-General Griggs,
Secretary Root and Postmaster-General
Smith are out of the city. Secretary
Hay, who did not experience as much
relief from his short Southern trip as
was expected, was obliged to remain at
his home today, because of a servere cold.
Assistant Secretary Hill Is discharging
the duties of the Secretary of State. Adjutant-General
Corbin is Acting Secre
tary of War today, in the absence of
Secretary Root, Assistant Secretary
Melklejohn and Lleutenant-General Miles.
Maurice Thompson Unconscious.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 12.
Maurice Thompson is now unconscious,
and his physicians have given up all
hopes.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
Philippines.
The Taft Commission has gone to Northern
Luzon to establish provincial governments.
Page 1.
The natives received them enthusiastically.
Pago 1.
Eight officers and 70 men surrendered at San
Miguel. Page 1.
The rebel General, Malbas, was killed at Slbu-
gan. Page 1.
Congress.
The House passed the Army bill. Pago 2.
Consideration of tho sundry civil bill was be
gun by the House. Page 2.
The House struck from tho Record Sulzer's
charge against Heath. Page 2.
The Senate Is considering the agricultural bill.
Page 2.
Foreign.
Spain Is passing through another critical
period. Page 1.
The civil contract in connection frith the com
ing royal Spanish wedding was signed.
Page 1.
Rioting students In Madrid were dispersed by
the police. Page 1.
Thousands have died from the plague In West
ern Siberia. Page 2.
Domestic.
Lincoln day banquets were held In many East
ern cities. Page 3.
Mrs. Nation got a chilling welcomo in Chi
cago. Page 3.
Preparations continue for tha Cincinnati fight.
Page 3.
Sensational testimony was introduced la tho
Hamilton murder trial. Page 3.
A minority stockholder In Erie Railroad seeks
to restrain company from carrying out Mor
gan's deal. Page 10.
Northwest Legislatures.
Multnomah delegation would give County
Judge almost unlimited power. Page 1.
Multnomah delegation will favorably report
Port of Portland bill. Page 4.
Oregon legislators are still unable .to agreo
upon a Senator. Page 4.
Oregon Democrats will today vote for Inman
for Senator. Page 4.
Three railroad bills went down in the Oregon
Houso yesterday. Page 5.
Governor Rogers blocks the anti-railroad com
bine of Washington politicians. Pago 4.
Pacific Coast.
Astoria Federated Trades declared boycott on
Astoria & Columbia Railroad. Page 4.
Smallpox quarantine against Southeastern
Alaska ports has been declared off. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
French grain ships from Portland. Page 10.
Steamer Billings' machinery to be used in new
boat. Page 10.
Commerce of the Great Lakes. Page 10.
Heavy reinsurance on overdue ships. Pago 10.
Advance In sugar expected. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chamber of Commerce will -send trustee- to Ba
lem to push the drydock. Page S.
Board of Public Works are short $10,000 la
electric light fund. Page 12.
Lundeen acquitted of shooting & boy Hallow
een. Page 12.
Homer Davenport, the famous cartoonist. Is
visiting Portland. Page 10.
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club electa di
rectors. Page 8.
Attendance at public schools yesterday was
10.505. Page 12.
Lincoln memorial services at Centenary Meth
odist Church. Pago 7.