THE MORNING OREGOtflAN, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1901. ELECTORAL VOTE Counted at a Joint Session of the Senate and House. CEREMONY ACCORDING TO LAW 3Ioat at the Session, of ..the , Upper Honte "Wan 'Devoted to Presiden tial Xomipntions House Con sidered Sandrr Civil. Bill.; WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The ceremony of counting the electoral vote for Presi dent and "Viee-President cast at the elec tion last Fall took place In the hall of the House of .Representatives at 1 o'clock today it a Joint session of the House and Senate. The method of countlng-the vote Is prescribed with great detail by the stat utes, and was followed literally today. Great crSwds throhge'd the "galleries to witness IHSTnte'fesVlne spectacle. At 12:45 proceedings In the House were suspended, and Ave rows of seats upon the right of the hall were vacated for the members of the Senate. At 12:68 o'clock Colonel Itamsdell, Sargeant-at-Arms of the Senate appeared at the main door op posite the Speaker's desk and annouhced the President pro tern, and members of the Senate. The rnembers of the House received them, while page boys carrying the caskets in wlrich the electoral returns were deposited took them to the clerk's desk. Senator Frye. President pro tern, of the Senate, -aseendod the rostrum and took his place at the right of Speaker Hen derson to preside over the joint session. Fx-VIoe-Preeldent Adlal E. Stevenson presided over the joint session when the electoral vote was counted four years ago. Immediately below Speaker Hen derson and Senator Frye at the clerk's desk were the tellers of the two houses. Senators Chandler, of New Hampshire, and Caffery. of Louisiana, and Repre sentatives Grosvenor, of Ohio, and Rich ardson, of Tennessee, flanked on either hand by the secretary of the House, Mr. Bennett, and the clerk of the House, Mr. McDowell. Still below them on the floor, the other officers of the House and Sen ate ranged themselves In front of the marble --restrum. Senator Frye rapped loudly for order When all were seated. . "The Senate and the House of Repre sentatives at the United States." he an nounced, "are In joint session pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the United, States ,for opening the certificates and counting the votes of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States. If there is no objection the formal portions of the certificates will be omitted. The certificates of the State of Alabama will be read by the tellers, who will make- a list of votes therefrom." Thereupon Senator Chandler read In ex tenso the certificate of the vote, of Ala bama,, giving 11 votes for "William Jen nings Bryan, of Nebraska, for President, and 11 votes for Adlal E. Stevenson, of Illinois, for Vice-President. When Sen ator Caffery was about to read the cer tificate of the State of Arkansas, Senator Cockrel!, of Missouri, addressed the chair: "Can we not dispense with the reading of these certificates," he asked, "and have simply the result announced? I think we can trust the tellers." This remark created general laughter. Senator Frye said c6nsent already had been given to dispense with the formal reading of the certificates, but he thought It might be necessary ta read the cer tificate of Arkansas, owing to a slight ir regularity. This showed that one of the electors had been absent and that the Governor had appointed a substitute. The certificate was not challenged, however, and the tellers proceeded "to announce the result, A lapsus linguae by General Grosvenor, when he announced the vote of Colorado, created a general outburst of merri ment. He announced that Colorado had cast four votes for William' J. Brvan, of Nebraska, for President, and four for Theodore Roosevelt, of New York, for Vice-President. "Oh, oh, no!"shouted Mr. Itiehardson, one of the Democratic tellers, while the members and spectators joined In the laughter that followed. Mr. Gros venor corrected the error. The certificates were not uniform and the operation of opening the bulky pack ages and seeking out the result was at tended with many delays. When Mary land's eight 4 votes were announced for McKinley and Roosevelt there was a slight ripple of applause, and the same response was made to the announcement of Nebraska's vote. Genecal Grosvenor an nounqed the vote of the President's own state, but It created no demonstration. Upon the conclusion of the announce ment of the vote, the tellers formally an nounced the totals. Senator Chandler an nounced the total vote cast as 447, of which William McKinley. or Ohio, re ceived for President 92; William J. Bryan of Nebraska lfw, , and of which auwuere xiooseveit, or. rsew xorK, re ceived for Vice-President '292, and Adlal E. Stevenson, of Illinois, 165. Thereupon, In accordance with the statute. Senator Frye proclaimed the state of vote as de livered to him. This announcement of the state of vote by the President of the Senate "is by law a sufficient demonstra tion that William McKinley, of Ohio, has been elected President, and that Theo dore Roosevelt has been elected Vice President for the term beginning March 4. 1901, and will be entered together with a- list of the votes on the journals" of the House and Senate. The count of electoral votes having been completed and the. re sult declared, the joint -meeting of the two houses is dissolved and the Senate will now return "lo its chamber." A tremendous outburst of applause then swept over the galleries. The Senate then filed out of the hall and the cere xnony was ended. , . r. IN THE SENATE. Not Much Bustncs "Wan Transacted In Open .Session. WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. When the Sen ate convened today the chaplain made a beautiful and touching reference to the death of Mrs. Thomas a Piatt, wife of the. Senator from New York. During the greater jart of the day the Senate was engaged In executive session, and in the counting of the electoral vote. Late in the afternoon, consideration of the agri cultural appropriation bill was resumed, but little progress was made. At a njght session, beginning at S o'clock, the District of Columbia code bill was read. At the opening -of the session Clerk presented the credentials of his colleague Francis E. Warren, re-elected a Senator from Wyoming, for a term of six years beginning March 4, 191. ' In reporting favorably a batch of pri vate pension bills Gallinger, chairman of the committee on pensions, gave notice to Senators that it would be useless for them to introduce any more pension bills at this session, as the committee on pen sions could handle no more. Money reported from the foreign rela tions committee a Mil to prevent the sale of firearms, opium apd intoxicating liquor in certain Islands of the Pacific, and asked for Its immediate consideration. Morgan remarked that he dissented from the report, and therefore objected to consideration of the bill. At 11:41 the Senate, on motion of Haw ley, went lftto executive session for the purpose of considering the nominations for the ome of Brigadier-General, At 12:50 P. M. the Senate resumed bus iness In open session. A night session for the purpose of reading the District of Columbia code bill, was agreed to. The Senate then proceeded to the hall of the House of Representatives to participate in the electoral count ceremony, resum ing business at 2:05 P. M., when the re sult of the electoral count was reported for formal entry In the journal -of the Senate. A resolution providing for the printing of additional copies -of the report of the Taft Philippine Commission was agreed to. Pettlgrew, while not objecting to the resolution, expressed the opinion that the American people were entitled to the facts with respect to the Philippines. These, he said, the Taft report did not contain. It was a partisan report, made by a partisan commission, and he urged that it was designed to conceal the facts and convey a false Impression to the peo ple of the. situation in the Philippines. Foraker, chairman of the committee on Pacific Islands and Porto Rico, called a bill relating to the retirement of the Ha. wailan coinage and currency. He ex plained that the old Hawaiian Govern ment had issued $1,000,000 of silver coins in dollars, half dollars, quarters and dimes. Against 272,000 of the amount, silver certificates had been Issued, the $272,000 of silver being retained In the Treasury. The purpose of the bill was to substitute silver coins of the United States for the Hawaiian coins, both being of the same weight and degree of fine ness. "The bill is all right," interjected Cockrell. It was passed without further comment Hale, Chandler and Tillman were named as conferees on the naval appropriation bill. At 2.20 o'clock the Senate again went into executive session. At 4:15 o'clock the doors were opened and consideration of the agricultural appropriation bill was resumed. The amendment relating to the seizure of imported foods, drugs and liquors, In case they should be found to be adulterated Injuriously, which was dis cussed at length yesterday, was agreed to. When the committee amendments pro viding for the mapping of the soils of the Unltqd States was reached, Teller pro tested that no such project ought to be authorized. It would prove to be not only a gigantic task, useless as to prac tical results, but It would Involve an ex pense ultimately of millions of dollars. He moved to strike out the provision. It precipitated considerable discussion and was not disposed of when, under its spe cial order, the Senate, at 5:30 o'clock, took a recess until 8 o'clock. The District code bill was read from 8 P. M. to 10:20 o'clock, when the Senate adjourned without completing the read ing. IN THE HOUSE. Little PrOBress Made "With the San dry Civil Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The House devoted today, excepting an hour and a half consumed In counting the electoral vote and promulgating the result of the Presidential election, to the sundry civil appropriation bill. General debate upon this measure was completed, but little progress was made with the bill. Fif teen of the 134 pages of the bill were disposed of. The sundry civil bill was taken up when the session opened and Bell (Dem., Colo.), a member of the appropriations committee, began a speech on the ex travagance of the present Congress. He said the people had become alarmed at the rapid growth of expenditures. So cal lous had Congress become to vast in creases in the appropriations, he said, thatit was considered almost disreputa ble to call attention to the extravagance of the Government. He produced figures to show that in a single decade the per capita cost of carrying on the Govern ment machinery had Increased from $4 75 to over $10. Cochran (Dem., Mo.) also made an at tack upon the recklessness or the appro priations in this Congress. He declared tha,t the total for the next year, if reck oned In fulj, would exceed the appropria tions of 1S64, when the Federal Govern ment had 1200 ships on the sea maintain ing a blockade from Galveston to the Chesapeake, and a million men on land engaged In the most tremendous mili tary enterprise In the history of the age. Later, speaking of our policy In the Phil ippines and China, Cochran said: "Talk about progress and Christianity. If progress and Christianity mean march ing under many flags of plunderers and the swords of Christian soldier? dripping in the blood of plundered people, It is time to quit or fling away the masquer ade and say, 'Progress has turned free booter, Christianity slumbers and God Is dead.' " (Democratic applause.) Cochran also argued that from any standpoint the "game" in the Philippines was not worth the cost. "We have al ready." said he, "spent money enough there to build the Nicaragua Canal, to construct what new warships we need, and we are today no nearer peace than when the first gun was flred." Richardson (Dem., Tenn.) also com mented upon the vast total of appropria tions at this session, which, he said, would reach $S00,000.000. Four years ago, when President McKlnley's administra tion began, the annual appropriations were about $470,000,000. He conceded that appropriations would increase, but why, he asked, this prodigious increase of over $300,000,000. The war had been over two years and could not be charged with these Increases, for the Increases were not confined to the Army and Navy ap. propriation bills. There was an Increase In every one of the appropriation bills. "Did you not vote for the river and harbor and the appropriation bills?" he was asked. "What It I did?" replied RIchardBon. "I could not stand here and hold back ap propriations, for liabilities have been cre ated." Moody (Rep., Mass.) challenged Rich ardson to point out a single appropria tion in the sundry civil bill that could be omitted. Richardson said he would do so. "While the gentleman Is talking about cutting down expenses," observed Moody, "I will ask him whether he did not vote for a Soldiers' Home in Tennessee." Richardson I did. It passed unanimous ly. I believe. Moody It did not. I voted against it Did not the gentleman also vote for the Bowman act claims? Richardson I did. Moqdy The gentleman and I agreed on the necessity for holding down appropria tions. The trouble is that he always votes for them, while I vote against them. Proceeding, Richardson pointed out as one of the appropriations which should be omitted $136,000 for the rent of tem porary quarters for the New York custom house and criticised Gage for his course in connection with the sale of the old custom-house. Corliss (Rep., Mich.) spoke in favor of the construction of a Pacific cable. Upon points of order made by Olm sted (Rep.. Pa.), the appropriation of $115,000 for a tender for the Inspector of the Ninth Lighthouse district, $115,000 for a tender for the engineer of the Ninth Lighthouse district, $120,000 for a tender for the Tenth district, $100,000 for a ten der for the Thirteenth district, and $30,000 for a tender for the Sixteenth district were stricken from the bill. Olmsted said these appropriations were not authorized by law and he was simply following the teaching of the chairman of the appro, priations committee In standing by the letter of the rules. At 5:45 the House adjourned. Paris Seamstresses' Strike. PARIS, Feb. 13. Today was fixed for the opening of the strike of the seam stresses. Only 1000 girls, however, left work. Bands of tailors and seamstresses paraded the Rue del Aplz all day long. There were no disorders until bands of students began to arrive as the evening advanced. These lustily cheered the girls and the police then cleared the streets. NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED SENATE AGREES TO APPOINT MENTS OF BRIGADIER-GENERAIiS. Some Criticism of the Promotion of Generals Bates, Wood, Grant and Bell. WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. The Senate held two executive sessions today, with the result that all the Presidential nomi nations to the office of Brigadier-General were confirmed. The nominations which caused discussion were those of Generals Bates, Wood, Grant and Bell. Senator Pettlgrew criticised General Bates' nomi nation because that officer had negotiated the Sulu Hreaty, which treaty he attacked sharply. Senators Teller and Rawlins also joined in the criticism of the Sulu treaty. They referred especially to Its recognition of the institutions of slavery and polygamy, which, they claimed, were repugnant to the taste of the people of this country, as well as to the Constitu tion. No one,, however, made objection to General Bates' confirmation when the time for a vote was reached. The criticism of General -Wood was con fined to the fact that his military record is not extended. Senators Bate and Jones objected to the nominations of Generals Wood, Grant and Bell, on the ground that their nominations constitute a breach of the Tule of seniority in the Army, and exceptional emphasis was laid upon Gen eral Wood's nomination on that account. It was held to be unfair to other officers who had seen long service in the field. Senator Pettlgrew contended that Gen eral Wood was without practical expe rience in the art of war and as a leader of men. He siid the General had gone into the Army as a contract surgeon, and had done very little fighting. If, he said, tha. sort of favoritism was to be con tinued, the West Point Academy might as well be abolished. Among those who spoke in support of the President's right to appoint as he had done were Senators Cockrell and Pettus, both Democrats, who said that, as the law conferred the discretion of selecting officers regardless of the rule of seniority, and as the selections in this case ap peared to have been wisely made, they could not see their way clear to cast their votes against his nominations In this par ticular instance. Senator Lodge upheld the nominations. He said that criticism of a man who had done so much for the country as General Wood had done at a critical time is preposterous. The explanation was made on behalf of the President that he especially desired to reward General Wood for his services in Cuba, and that he thought his rank should be high in cas'j he should be called to discharge other high offices In the future. No roll-call was demanded on the confirmation of the nominations. The fol lowing nominations were confirmed: James H. Wilson, of Delaware, and Fitzhugh Lee. of Virginia, now Brigadier Generals of Volunteers, to be Brigadier Generals In the regular Army; Colonel John C. Bates, United States Army (Ma-Jor-General, United States Volunteers), to be Brigadier-General; William A. New cum, of Jackson, Oal., to be Receiver of Public Moneys at Sacramento, Cal.: Thomas Fraser, to be Registrar of the Land Office at Sacramento, Cal.; Samuel P. Bartlet, to be Collector of Customs for the district of Little "Egg Harbor. N. J.; Edward P. Seeds, of Iowa, to be Dep uty Auditor for the War Department; Frank H. Richards, of Alaska, to be Mar shal for the District of Alaska, Division No. 2; William B. Chllders, of New Mex ico, to bo attorney for the Territory of New Mexico: Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Campbell, Thirtieth Infantry, United States Volunteers, to be Brigadier-General, United States Volunteers; Colonels to be Brigadier-Generals Loyd Wheaton, George W. Davis, Theodore Schwan, Samuel S. Sumner, Robert P. Hughes, George M. Randall: also. Captain Leon ard Wood (now Major-General, United States Volunteers): Major W. A. Kobbe (now Brigadier-General, United States Volunteers): Brigadier-General Frederick D. Grant, United States Volunteers, and Captain J. Franklin Bell (now Brigadier General, United States Volunteers). The President today sent the following nominations to the Senate: Charles A. Boutelle, of Maine, to be Captain on the retired list of the Navy. Mary E. Sperry, to be Postmaster at North Yakima, Wash. SHIPPING SUBSIDIES. And Their Effect on Registered American Vessels. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The Secretary of the Treasury today made reply to the resolution of the Senate of the 11th In stant, concerning the shipping of the country as affected by the ship subsidy bill, by sending In a report from the Com missioner of Navigation. The report In cludes a complete list of the merchant marine of the United States, the total being placed at 23,333. Of these, 1330 ag gregating a gross tonnage of 826,694 tons, are registered for foreign trade, while the vessels licensed for the coasting trade number 22,003, of 4,338,145 groBs tons. The Commissioner says there is no legal ob stacle to any of these coastwise vessels of more than 30 tons entering the foreign trade, but that the length of the canal lock would be large enough for larger vessels. For this and other reasons, he finds it impracticable to state the number of coasting vessels likely to be registered for the foreign trade under the shipping bill. The number of American vessels In the foreign trade eligible to subsidies under the bill is placed at 1331, of which 964 are sailing vessels. The commlssiou- says It is not practicable to say whether all the vessels have complied with the requirements that would en title them to subsidies, and adds: "In so far as there may have been in the case of any voyage of any vessel a failure to comply with any of the re quirements of the bill, the total, $2,90997, exceeds what actual subsidies would have been if the bill had been a law.' It is also stated by the commissioner that the amendments of the bill relating to the additional subsidies to be paid to 20 and 21-knot vessels will have the effect of reducing the subsidies payable on voyages of the St. Louis, St. Paul, Paris and New York, Included in the tabula tion by the sum of $221,106, He also states that the number of vessels af fected by the Senate amendments on ves sels carrying cargo, part of which is coastwise and part foreign, is small. The provision applies to vessels plying from New York to Colon, Panama to San Francisco, and from Pacific ports to for eign ports via Honolulu. The commis sioner states that it is Impracticable to ascertain the full extent to which Amer ican capital may be invested in steam ships under foreign flags to the extent of owning a majority Interest. Chairman Sperry, of the House com mittee on alcoholic llqudr traffic, today submitted a favorable report on the bill restricting the sale of firearms, opium and liquor to the aboriginal natives of the Pacific islands. No Action on Treaties. WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. After a care ful survey of the situation in the Senate, the Administration has come to the con clusion that there is little hope of the suc cessful outcome this session to' the effort that it has been making to secure action, upon the impending reciprocity treaties. Russian Student Trouble. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 13. The Ross yls prints a telephonic dispatch announc ing that 30S students of Moscow Univer sity met In a hall, declaring themselves in favor of obstruction, and succeeded In stopping all lectures, as a protest against the Kelfl students' sentences. Students to the number of 352 met Monday at the St. Petersburg Mining Academy and 190 voted to abandon their studies, while 140 voted a continuance of work. There were 22 blank ballots. No definite decision was taken. The Government is enforcing drastic measures against the continuation of the student troubles. Of the students condemned to military service, 183 have departed for various cantonments, the farthest being Trans-Caucasia. There is a similar ferment in all the higher institutions. BETTER FOR HAMILTON. Evidence Introduced at the Minne apolis Trial.' MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 13. It was the defense's turn today In the trial of Frank H. Hamilton for the murder of Leonard R. Day. His chief counsel, Rob ert L. Penny, outlined to the jury what he expected to prove. S. K. Jackson was the first witness called. JHe said that Day, whom he had known intimately, spent a week In Mil waukee at a hotel where the witness is now employed. Day had made the ac quaintance in Minneapolis of a girl in the chorus of "The Burgomaster" Com pany and had followed her to Milwaukee and afterwards gone on to New York. Jackson met him again in .Minneapolis a few days before the stabbing. Jackson testified that Day had said that during his absence Hamilton had been keeping company with the girl and he was going "to do him up." Jackson testified that Day carried a large knife with a long handle. The defendant, Frank H. Hamilton, then took the stand. He sketched his life substantially as his counsel had done. Hamilton testified he had never touched liquor before he went to Colorado, eight years ago. In April, 1900, he came to Minneapolis to work for the Times. Ham ilton described In detail his movements November 25, when Day was killed. He went back to the Times office at 10 o'clock that night and turned in his copy. At 11 o'clock he went across the street to Starr's saloon, .where he had several drinks. He realized that he was getting drunk. After the saloon closed they went to the West Hotel with some associates to "get one more drink," as one of them suggested. Hamilton stated positively on direct examination that he had no ex pectation of seeing Day. He denied that, so far as he was concerned, there was any ill feeling between them. After he had entered the West Hotel he found himself talking to Day, but could not re member whether they had been Introduced at that time. "I think Day made an insulting remark to which I took affront," Hamilton con tinued, "and I asked him If he would fight. He said I was too drunk. Then Charles Force came up and said, Til fight you.' The next thing I knew, Day and I were clinched and I threw Day down. Then we got up. I remember -that there was a mix-up around us. Then some one struck me with a club or a piece of Iron on the forehead, and I lost consciousness. I knew nothing of what happened after that until I found myself chafing Day's hands and later when the officer took me Into the barroom." Hamilton was shown the blood-stained knife. He emphatically denied ever see ing or owning it. He recalled no conver sation with ex-Patrolman Rooney, who made such damaging statements yester day as to Hamilton's confession. Dr. Charles A. Erdman, an anatomist in the medical department of the State Uni versity, gave it as his expert opinion that not all of the wounds received by Day were caused by the same Instrument. The wound in the head was net made by the big knife The fatal wound, he main tained, which severed the sub-clavian ar tery, was downward and forward, and must have been struck from behind, over Day's shoulder, or. If struck from in front, the point of the knife must have been held toward the person who held It. Mars Nielson, a hack driver, who had ofen carried Day around on his nocturnal jaunts, testified to having seen a knife In Dy's .possession less than a. year ago which closely resembled the one in evi dence. Dr. William B. Murray controverted Rooney's confession story. He declared that he was near during all the time Rooney was present until the defendant was taken away, and that he heard ev erything that was said by either Hamilton or Rooney. Hamilton, instead of saying, "I killed him and am prepared to take the consequences," as Rooney testified, said, "I will go with you, and if I have done anything I am prepared to take the consequences." He examined Hamilton's hands 'and cuffs Immediately after he ar rived and found them without blood. ASTORIA ROAD EXPLAINS. Cannot Get White Labor, and Has to Employ Japanese. ASTORIA, Feb. 13. Superintendent Mc Gulre, of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, expresses himself as much sur prised by the action of the Astoria Coun cil of Federated Trades with reference to the employment of Japanese as section hands on the road. He says that he would like to meet with the officers of the Council and have them explain what they desire him to do. He desires to know if they are willing to fur nish sober and industrious men living in Astoria to take the places of the Japanese now employed, and at wages commen surate with the work performed. He has not received any official communication from the Council, and will not take any action until he does. In speaking of the Japs loading and unloading cars, he said that the company was practically forced to do so to compete successfully with the water transportation lines, which land their boats at every wharf along the wa ter front. Inquiries for a Sailor. British Vice-Consul Cherry has received an inquiry for the whereabouts of Frank H. Firth, an able seaman, who was re cently discharged from the stranded Brit ish bark Poltalloch. His parents In Ham burg desire to find him, and Mr. Cherry has a message from them for him. BRAKES WOULD NOT HOLD Serious Accident on a Steep Near Butte. Grade BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 13. One of the Northern Pacific freight trains, while hauling supplies to the Alice mine on the hill, got beyond control of the brakes this noon and ran away. As a result William Fidler, brakeman, is dead and the following are injured: John Harden, engineer, may die; John Cahlll, brake man, bruised, not seriously. The train was working up the steep grade of what Is known as the Hill Line, leading to the mines at Walkervllle, with lumber and other supplies for the Alice mine. All at once the wheels began to slip, and when the air was applied the brakes re fused to hold. Teachers' Institute at Mllwaulcic. OREG6N CITY, Or., Feb. 13. Arrange ments are completed for holding a local teachers' institute at Milwaukle, Febru ary 23, with the following programme: "The Geography of -North America," V. A. Davis, of Damascus; "First Year Work in Numbers," Mrs. Mollie Hanklns Strelght, Oregon City; "Discipline, Aims and Methods," County Superintendent, "Clackamas County History," Eva Emery Dye, Oregon City. Other numbers will be furnished by members of the aillwau kle school. The committee having the Institute in charge consists of J. C. Zln ser, T. J. Gary and Miss Fannie G. Por ter. Four applicants for state papers are being examined by the County Superin tendent. The ChewEucan Post, of Paisley, Lake County, has appeared In Its Initial Issue. It Is neatly printed and shows there is a wide field for enterprise In Its district. FIGHTWILL BE POSTPONED JEFFRIES AND RUHLIN WILL SOT MEET IN CINCINNATI FRIDAY. Date of the Content Will Depend on the Decision of Judge Hollister in the Injunction Case. CINCINNATI, Feb. 11-There is every Indication that the proposed boxing match will not be pulled off at Saengerfest Hall next Friday, There is as much debate about time and place as there is about the decision of Judge Hollteter that is to be rendered tomorrow noon. As soon as Judge Hollister renders his decision, the managers will have a conference and will lay tlrelr plans for the future. It Is un derstood that If Judge Hollister grants the application for a permanent injunc tion, the postponement will be for soma weeks, so as to allow time to carry (he case through the Circuit Court and thence to the Supreme Court for final settlement. If Judge Hollister shall refuse an Injunc tion on the ground that a court of equity has no jurisdiction in such cases or any other grounds, the pbstponement is not likely to be for more than one week, and it' may be only to the first of next week. While there are reports about Governor Nash having three or four regiments un der marching orders, it is not believed here that any troops will reach the city this week at least. All -concerned in bringing off the fight Insist that they will not attempt to proceed If a permanent injunction Is issued against them, and the general opinion is that such will be the rendering of the court. Troops May Not Be Sent. COLUMBUS, O.. Fe"b. 13. The belief pre vails among those most, conversant with the situation that there will be no neces sity for sending troops to Cincinnati. It is said that Governor Nash has received assurances from the directors of the Saengerfest Athletic Association that, In view of his determination to prevent the fight, no effort will be made to bring it off, even though the decision of the court should be favorable to them. Governor Nash would neither affirm or deny the rumor. WOODMEN AT SEATTLE. Elected State Officers nnd Appointed Delegates. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 13. The second day's session of the state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America was a busy one. The following state officers were elected to serve for two years: E. W. Hand, Spokane, state consul; M. N. Turner, Concord, state adviser; N. A. Klarell, Port Townsend, state banker; C. B. Kegley, Pullman, state clerk; S. F. Bagley, Lynden, state escort; W. A. Bow en, Parker, state sentry: W. J. Loundl gan, Dayton, state watchman. The following were elected delegates to the National convention, which meets in St. Paul next June: Delegate-at-large James G. Dickson,, of Spokane; delegates H. B. Hoyt, Seattle; W. H. Mitchell, Cenfralla; F. G. Fisher, Tacoma; W. F. Loche, Whatcom; W. J. Honeycutt, Waitesburg, and M. N. Rich ardson, North Yakima. The retiring officers were all remembered in separate resolutions, Including Dr. F. S. Miller, head physician, and C. D. El liott, state deputy head consul. WILL BUILD LIGHTERS. fC'p.vernmcnt to Use Them for Service on Alaska Coast. SEATTLE, Feb. 13.-Major Ruhlen, in charge of the" United" States Quartermas ter's office here, has received instructions from the department at Washington to invite bids for the construction of one seagoing tug and two 400-ton lighters, to be used In handling Government supplies at Nome and St. Michael. The boats will be finished in time for use this season in the north. The bids will be closed on Saturday night, as the work will probably be a rush order. The tug will be SO feet long, 17 feet beam and four feet draught. The amount of busi ness done by the Government In the north warrants building the craft, Instead of depending Upon private contracts. Interest in New Enterprise. OREGON CITY, Or., Feb. 13. The co operative butcher shop enterprise has cre ated a lively interest in all lines of busi ness. The merchants think they see in this movement &. menace to all kinds of business, as the promoters have already intimated that, if this proves a success, they will proceed to organize co-operative stores of all kinds, and the promptness with which the stock for the butcher shop was subscribed lends considerable strength to the Idea. Conservative men say they hope the co operative enterprise will be abandoned, because the result Is certain to be disas trous td the "best Interests of the" town. The superintendents of the mills have been asked to use their influence to dis courage the movement, but they have so far declined to Interfere In any way. The Woman's Relief Corps, of this city, gave a basket social and dance at the Armory last night which was largely at tended and was a social and financial suc cess. Baskets sold for fancy prices. Murderous Assault With Razor. SEATTLE, Feb. 13. Mad with the ef fects of liquor and at the time infuriated with the thought that his companion had robbed him of a sum of money, James Flood attacked James Dorcey with a ra zor In a room in the Globe Hotel at 10 o'clock today, and by the narrowest mar gin possible a murder was averted. Both men had been out on a spree all night and had just entered their room, when suddenly Flood turned upon his roommate and accused him of stealing $50 of his money from a coat pocket. Dorcey denied it. Flood whipped out a razor, and made a. slash at the aston ished Dorcey. A gash an inch deep and the full length of the fleshy part of the arm was cut. Terrified beyond measure, Dorcey screamed frantically for help. Pro prietor Hewitt came in and 'tried to make peace. In his mad fury Flood turned upon him with murder in his eyes, But did not succeed in cutting him, and was overpowered. Court Assessed Costs. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. The United States Court of Appeals has made an order assessing the costs In the case of John I. Tornanses and William A. KJell man to Alexander McKenzIe. In making the order, the court stated that In the opinion delivered on February 11, it was understood the settlement had been made in all the contempt proceedings. As a cor rection in the case cited, McKenzIe will be required to pay the costs, which will probably amount to $1200. Shortage Was ?1040. TACOMA, Feb. 13. City Controller Lis ter today completed the examination of the books in the treasurer's office and found the shortage of Norman W. Mills, late clerk, was $1946. Ex-Sheriff MIIIb father of the young man, has repaid the full amount of the shortage, and it is understood there will be no prosecution. Peculiar Arrest. SEATTLE, Feb. 13 James A Taylor reported to the police headquarters Monday that he had been robbed In a sa loon box by a woman of the town of a large sum of money. Taylor did not hesi tate to .give the captain on duty his true name, and that is the reason that he Is today a prisoner at the station, held on several charges. For some time Detective Lane had been PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR ' PRAISES PE-RU-NA. Pint Presbyterian Church of Gretruboro. Co.. and lis Pastor and Elder. The day was when men of prominence hesitated to give their testimonials to proprietary medicines for publication. This remains true today of most proprie tary medicines, but Peruna has become so Justly famous, its "merits are known to so many people of high and low stations, that no one hesitates to see his name In print recommending Peruna. The highest men in our Nation have given Peruna a strong indprscment. Men representing all classes and stations are equally represented. A dignified representative of the Pres byterian Church in the person of Rev. E. G. Smith does not hesitate to state pub licly that he has used Peruna in his fam ily and found it cured when other reme dies failed. In this statement the Rev. Smith is supported by an elder in his church. Rev. E. G. Smith, pastor pf the "Presby terian Church of Greensboro, Ga., writes: "Having used Peruna in my family for some time it gives me pleasure to testify to its true worth. My little boy, 7 years of age, had been suffering for some time with catarrh of the Ipwer bow.els. Other remedies had failed, but after taking two bottles of Peruna the trouble almost en Am a aH11 Vitfnf 'frty tVlA aftmA TTIftn. and yesterday, late in the day, when Chief Meredith came to the station and heard the boys there mention the name, he quickly made up his mind that this might be the man wanted. Taylor soon came In in sink that $25 he had out UD to in sure his appearance at the trial of the woman be given him, as he had made up his mind to drop the prosecution. The chief then accused him, and Taylor de nied being a bigamist, but .admitted oth er charges. Charged With Embexslement. SEATTLE, Feb. 13. N. E. Hawley, of Bremerton, formerly treasurer of the Puget Sound Ship Caulkers' Association of Bremerton, is in Jail here on a charge or having embezzled thtf-funds of theas sbclatlon. He is short $70.- He says the money remained in his hands after the old association broke up, and he does not know to whom to pay -tne'money. i Telegraphic Brevities-. Floods at La Paz cos.t many lives and destroyed' property worth $1,000,000. Yaqul Indians broke away from Mex ican troops and, ace ravaging ranches. Over 100 Milwaukee divorces are invalid, because the fees have not been paid. The headless and mutilated body of a man was found in the rear of a Columbus saloon. Joe Gans was awarded the decision over "Wilmington" Jack Daly in the fifth round at Baltimore. Alfred Stead, of London, son of W. T. Stead, 1b en route to Indianapolis to wed Miss Mary Hussey, of that city. The Ameer of Afghahlstari has written an extremely sympathetic letter to Lord Curzon, on the occasion of the death of the Queen. Although the brief appointing the Rev. M. C. O'Brien bishop of Maine has been suspended, he has the ""best chance out of three candidates. W. R. Crosby, of O'Fallon, 111., was high gun in the 14 events at the Indian apolis shoot. He broke 207 out of 210. Each event was at 15 targets. Frank Crawford, .aged 16, was shot and instantly killed by his brother, Charley, aged 14 years, at BAllngee, W. Va. Frank objected to Charley going out hunting. Otto W. Meysenburg, formerly president of the Wells & French Car Company, of Chicago, Is dead at his country home, Alma Sieta, Cal., at the age of 52 years'. Margin McClure, convicted of assisting in the wreck of the Rutland, Vt.. Aler- chants National Bank, was sentenced to seven years in the county house of cor rection. From an ash barrel that had been con signed $o a dump at Plalnfleld, -N. J., Colonel Julian Scott, the well-known art ist, has rescued a death mask of Na poleon. The. German Reichstag passed ta the second reading the China, bill and Its ac companying financial bill, including in demnity for the expenditure Incurred by the expedition. Paul Deschanel, president of the Cham ber of Deputies, was married to Mdlle. Gerrr.alne Brice, daughter of Deputy Brlce. President Loubet acted as one 'Of M, Deschanel' s witnesses. M. F. DwyeK of Brooklyn, has bought, of James B. Clay, of Lexington, a black yearling by Handspring, dam Mendrolt'. and a black filly by Handspring, dam Nor Mantle, for $25,000 "and $1500 respect Ively. British importers of dutiable merchant dise are clearing enormous quantities of teas, spirits and tobacco. The dally re ceipts from the customs duties oh tea for the past few days have reached 72. 000. Fire In the five-story block in Boston occupied by William H. Blood & Co., shawls, cloaks, etc.; Creed & Co., fancy goods; Edward Buller & Co., linings, and M. H. Pulaski & Co., embroideries, caused a loss of $150,000. John W. Dickinson, of Newtonvllle. a note broker, was arrested In Boston for Ttrtr are entirely free from It It may develop so slowly as to cause little, it any disturbance during the whole period of childhood ' It may then produce irregularity of the stomach and bowels, dyspepsia, catarrh, and marked tendency to consumption before manifesting itself In much cutaneous eruption or glandular swelling. It Is belt to be sure thai you are quite free from it. and for Its complete eradica tion you can rely on timmFm SmrmapmriHm The best of all medicines for all humors. tirely disappeared. For this special mala dy I consider it well nigh a specific. As a tonic for "weak and wornout people It has few or no equals." Rev. H. G. Smith. Mr: M. J. Rossman, a prominent mer chant of Greensboro, Ga., and an elder In the Presbyterian Church of that place, has used Peruna and In a recent letter to the Peruna Medicine Company, of Colum bus, "Ohl6, writes as follows: "For a long time I was troubled with catarrh of the kidneys and tried many remedies, all of which gave me no relief. Peruna was recommended to me by sev eral friends, and after using a few bot tles I am pleased to say that the long-looked-for relief was found and I am now enjoying better health than I have for years, and can heartily recommend Pe runa to all similarly afillctPd. L Is cer tainly a grand medicine." M. J. Ross man. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use of- Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad vice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of the Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. alleged complicity In the wrecking of the South Danvers National Bank of Pea body. In default of $25,000 ball he was committed to jail. American tenders for the British ex chequer bond are very small. ' probably under 1,000,000. Germany Is the largest foreign tenderer and France Is next. It Is understood that the postoffice savings bank gains the bulk of the bonds. Albert Pltcalrn, president of the Third National Bank of Pittsburg, while tem porarily demented from overwork, wan dered from the Markleton Sanitarium and spent the night in the Allegheny Moun tains. When found his hands, feet and ears were frozen. The spread of the plague .in Bombay Is increasing. There were over 2000 deaths during" the" past Week, o which '923 are known "to haW been dUe to the .plague. The Government is deWtfrig lts'attontlbn to succoring the "sick rather than to pre venting the spread -of the disease. 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