Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 16, 1901, Image 1

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Goodyear Rubber Company
R. H. PEASE. Prsiant.
T. M. EHEPARD. JR.. Treftrurw.
J. A. BHi-PAKD. 6ecretrjr.
Cameras at Reduced Prices
Wc want to dose out all on hand now before our
new stock arrives.
Shaws Pure Malt
The Condensed Strength and Nutriment of
Barley and Rye
BllimjUer & Hocfl, IOS and HO Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oroaos
Pifth and Washington Sts. . . . PORTLAND, OREGON
Rooms Single 75c to 51.50 per day
First-CIasH Check Restaurant Rooms Double .....$1.00 to $2.00 per day
Connected With Hotel. Rooms Family $1.50 to $3.00 per day
J. P. DA VIES, Prcs.
St. Charles Hote
American tnd European Plan.
Enables You To Play Your Piano
TfTeTTfri67d wTITenable
if you do not know on note from another. -
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Agent for the Aeolian Company
Aeolian Hall. 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park.PortlandjOr.
We are Bole Agents for th Pianola: also for t he Stelnway. tho Chase ant the Emenon
Sentence of the Rebel Officer Who
Captured the Yorktown Party.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. According to
mail advices from the Philippines, Captain
Novico, the Insurgent officer who com
manded the band which captured Lieu
tenant Gillmore and party, has been
sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor
for life, on the charge of having per
mitted one of Gilmore's party to be
burled alive. The victim was a Bailor
named McDonald.
Surrender In Bulncnn District.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. News of an
other Important surrender in the Philip
pines Is contained in the following dls
patch received at the War Department j
from General MacArthur:
"Manila, Feb. 15. Adjutant-General,
Washington One hundred and twelve
rifles and 1500 rounds of ammunition sur
rendered at Haganey, February 13, mostly
from supply secreted In contiguous
swamps. The Incident is important, and
indicates a great reaction favorable to
American interests In region of Bulacan,
heretofore one of the worst In Luzon.
The result Is accomplished exclusively by
the long -continued, intelligent and per
sistent efforts of officers of the Third
EiiBiiRemenls "With Insurgents.
MANILA Feb. 15. Colonel Cronln and
0 of the Thirty-third Regiment have lo
cated 100 insurgents at Candon, South II
ocos. Captain Green, with 50 men, met
a force of the enemy at Santa Maria.
The insurgents, who were commanded by
Tlno, hid behind stone walls on a steep
mountainside. There was hard fighting
for three hours. Then Tino abandoned
his position and retreated southward.
Gold discoveries of some importance
have been made In the Province of Le
panto. Killed hy a Tiger.
INDINAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 15. Albert
Neilson, aged 15. employed as an animal
keeper at the Zoological Garden, in this
city, was killed by a Bengal tiger today.
He entered the tiger's cage and was at
tacked by the beast. A terrible strutnrle
followed, in which Neilson was torn in
a hundred places. Red-hot irons were ' today's fires created considerable excite
thrust into the bloodthirsty animal, but mcnt, and have resulted In the police and
not until seven bullets had been fired Into j detective force around the big hotels be
lts body did It release its hold on its , ins mode than doubled. The police de
victim. Neilson was dragged from tne , partment believes that organized attempts
cage more dead than ally and was hur- aro beInK made to create panlcs ln Uie
rled to the City Hospital, where he died , hls hotels" for the purpose of robbery
as he was being carried in. The tiger was , and the utrnost efforts are beins made to
not fatally wounded. Neilson had been dlsrnvor fhn micn,nc
employed by the Zoo company three years.
He was In charge of the Hon cubs, and It
is supposed opened the tiger's cage by
Admiral RodRcrN Receives Order.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. Orders Issued
from the Navy Department today direct
Rear-Admiral Rodgers to hoist his flag on
the cruiser New York. February IS, and
proceed to the Asiatic station, where he
will relieve Rear-Admiral Kempff as sen
ior squadron commander on that station.
Kear-Admlral Kempff will "remain ln the
capacity of Junior squadron commander.
The New York will proceed to Asia.
New SnRar Refinery.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 15. Adolph Se
gal, who has associated with him several
wealthy capitalists, will build upon the
Delaware River front here one of the
larsest sugar refineries In the United
States, which will be operated lndepen-
dently of the American Sugar Refining
Company. .
73-75 FIRST ST.
C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Treat.
American plan $1.23. $1.50.
European plan M)c 75c.
you to play your piano even
Said to Have Been Made by Seven
Nations Against China.
TIEN TSIN, Feb. IE. It Is reported hen
that seven nations today declared war
against China.
LONDON, Feb. 15. The Tien Tsln dis
patch regarding the declaration of war
against China by seven nations is not
confirmed from any other source. Pos-
j slbly this is only another version of the
lUUlUiCU UUllliliA UIUllliLLUill.
Cause of the Deadlock.
TIEN TSIN. Feb. 15. It is asserted that
the real reason for the deadlock In Pekln
s the difference of opinion between the
foreign envoys and the military authori
ties, the former favoring a withdrawal of
the troops to Tien Tsin, and the latter
urging a forward movement. It is re
garded as possible that a certain power
may advance Independently, should the
deadlock continue.
Another German Expedition.
BERLIN. Feb. 15. The Berliner Tage
blatt publishes the following from Its
Pekln correspondent:
"A big expedition, comprising only Ger
mans, has been ordered out for eight
days, leaving only the marine battalions
in Pekln."
Germans Not Withdrawing.
PEKIN, Feb. 15. Count von Waldersee
has Issued a formal denial of the pub
lished statement that the German troops
are leaving China. He says he could not
move pne without Instructions from Ber
lin, and that those have not been re
ceived. More Chicago Hotel Fires.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. Four small fires,
all of which are believed to have been
of incendiary origin, were discovered to
day at different times on as many 'dif
ferent floors of the Hotel Majestic, which
adjoins the Great Northern Hotel and
which Is under process of renovation. Fol
lowing the evident attempts at Incendiar
ism last night in the Palmer House, the
i Grent Northern nnd the Hotel firnc
discover the miscreants.
Selection of Rons Not Confirmed.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 15. Four mem
bers of the Board of Regents of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, two being absent.
, declined, this enlng, by a tie vote, to
confirm the selectfoa by Chancellor An
f drews, of Professor AE. Ross, recently
j of Leland Stanford University, as lecturer
. on sociology. Regents Morrllkand Good
j said they were not prepared, ln the ab
I sence of full investigation, to admlthe
wisdom of his selection. Supporters of
Professor Ross say his confirmation !s
merely delayed, and that the full board
will act favorably.
No Clew to Robber.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15. The police
have no clew as yet In the matter of the
$3S00 diamond robbery on the Oregon ex
press yesterday, in which Mrs. F. H.
I.Osgood, of Seattle, lost all of her Jewelry,
i Detectives are of the opinion that the
I gems never reached this city.
Sixty-five Miners Are
Accident Near Unlon.on Van
couver Island.
Only Exit Is the Month of the Shaft,
Whicli Is Filled With a Hufre Vol
ume of Smoke Relief Men-Bare
IXave Been Begun.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 15,-Slxty
five miners are Imprisoned in No. G shaft
of the Cumberland coal mine on Vancou
ver Island. The only exit Is the mouth
of the shaft which Is filled with a hugd
volume of flame. There is considered to
be no possibility for the unfortunates to
escape. Their doom is practically cer
tain. A partial list of the entombed min
ers follows:
W. B. Walker, overman, married, leaves
wife and two daughters: his two sons,
George and William, being also killed.
John Whyte, miner, married, leaves
wife and four children.
Thomas Lord, miner, single.
James Balllday, miner, single.
E. Duncan Monro, married, leaves a
wife and large family.
W. Snedden, miner, leaves a wife and
large family.
Peter Bardeson, miner, married, leaves
wife and two children.
Bono, single.
R. Fleck, married.
L. Slmondl, married.
Andrew Smith, single.
D. M. Davis, single.
A. Maffo.
D. McGinnis.
Jim Crosette, single,
. JogephAlllspn'dflveAfer?
" ''George" and' William Wj
Walker, drivers,
eons of overman.
Turnbull, tlmbcrman, leaves a wife.
Dctntls of Disaster Meager.
Details of the disaster are meager. The
Cumberland mine is near the village of
Union, about 60 miles north of the town
of Nanalmo. The only telegraphic com
munication from Union is by a single
government wire, and little Is known of
the tragedy ln the mine except that a
terrible explosion occurred ln No. 6 shaft
of the Cumberland about 11 o'clock this
morning. Following the explosion the
shaft caught fire, and the C5 miners who
were working half a mile from the en
trance were caught ln a death trap. A
relief party from No. 5 shaft made a
brave but futile attempt at a rescue.
They were headed oft by ehe fire and
could not reach the imprisoned men. The
attempt at rescue was made through No.
5 shaft, but the flames prevented any
development of the perilous venture.
The Cumberland mine Is one of the
properties of the Union Colliery Company,
situated near Comox and reached from
Union Bay by the private colliery railway
crossing the Trent River, on which the
memorable bridge disaster occurred a year
or two ago. It has been singularly for
tunate heretofore In Immunity from dis
aster and was counted an especially safe
mine to work In by reason of the char
acter of the formation in which the coal
Is found there, nnd - manner In which
it had been opened up. No. 6 shaft, the
scene of the disaster, was bottomed in
October. 1S8S, at a depth of S14 feet. It is
well constructed and timbered, with a
mud wall, the pit bottom being timbered
with 12x18 sawn hulks, built solidly to
gether, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high. The
shaft Is located close to the railway, and
the ventilation of the mine Is effected
by a 14x5-foot Gulbal fan. which, when
run to its full capacity, gives 83,000 cubic
feet of air circulation per minute. The
air enters by the haulage slopes, and Is
divided Into separate splits, the main
split being at the point where No. 2
branches off the main slope, part of the
air going down each slope. Further down
each of these slopes the air Is again
split, and sent to the workings cast and
west of the respective slopes.
A second explosion occurred in No. 5
shaft tonight, but it had been expected,
and all the men had left the workings.
There were no casualties. This explosion
prevents any further efforts being made
to rescue the entombed miners through
No. 5 shaft.
Relief Train Starts.
Immediately on receipt of the news to
day at the head office of the Dunsmuir
Company, here, a special train was made
up, and proceeded, at 1:15 o'clock, to
Nanalmo. James Dunsmuir, Premier of
the province, and the principal stockhold
er In the mine, is not yet home from Ot
tawa, but his confidential representative,
A. L. Lindsay, his son, Robin Dunsmuir,
Mr. Little, the superintendent of the mine,
and Inspector of Mines Morgan left on
At Nanalmo, which was reached this
evening, the Dunsmuir steamer Joan
awaited them, and on her they will pro
ceed 60 miles by water to Union Bay, the
remaining six miles by land to Cumber
land to be made on the Dunsmuir colliery
railway, and the scene of the accident will
be reached by midnight.
Even should the rescuing party reach
the Interior of the wrecked workings to
night, there is little hope for any of the
men locked up in the shaft. John Brynon,
'ex-member Provincial Parliament, brother-in-law
of the Premier and ex-manager
of the mining portion of the Dunsmuir
business, says that scarcely any hope
can be held out for the men.
The only way in which any of them
could escape would be by reaching some
remote portion of the workings to which
the fatal gases ind smoke could not pene
trate. The gas of a coal mine, he said, did
Its' work In a few minutes. Hence, the
hopelessness of the task of saving men
who had been In it for hours. The last
report of the Inspector of Mines pro
nounced the shaft as complying "with the
regulations governing coal mines.
Dr. "Walker, the colliery surgeon, will
join the party of officials at Nanalmo,
and will accompany them to the scene.
Crusaders at Goffi, Krh Will
Prosecuted by the Railway.
TOPEKA. Kan.f Feb. 15. Temperanco
people broke open the depot at Goffs,
Kin., early this morning and destroyed
a large quantity of liquor that was left
thero by an afternoon tfain. Missouri
Pacific officials say the crusaders will be
Today was the limit fixed by the cit
izen's committee for the "Joints" of To
peka to be out of business. As far as can
be ascertained, the orders of the citizens
have been observed.
W. C. T. U. Endorse Mrs. Nation.
CHICAGO, Feb. i5. Tne Record today
"Mrs. I. M. N. Stevens, president of
the W. C. T. U.; has sent the following
message from her "home In Maine to
Mrs. Caroline Grow and Mrs. Chapin. edi
tors of the Union Signal, the official or
gan: 'Print as many good things as you
can of Mrs. Carrie Nation she certainly
has accomplished much. It was the first
indorsement that lias been given Mrs.
Nation by the W. C. T. U. officers."
"Wrecked Three Saloons.
PERRY, Kan., Feb. 15. Fifteen women,
followers of Mrs Nation, at 6 o'clock this
evening, with axes and hatchets, wreck
ed three "Joints." The last visit, thit
to a drug store, ended ln ope of the wom
en being severely burned by breaking a
bottle of carbolic icld over her hand.
The sum total of th raid was 20 barrels
of whisky, 62 kegs and 20 cases of beer
turned into the street, and $S00 worth of
fixtures destroyed.
Injunctions Against "Joints."
TOPEKA, Ivan.,. Feb. 15. Judge Hazen
today took up the other nine Injunction
cases filed Saturday against the "Jolnt
lsts," and allowed all of them. He has
allowed 18 out of the 19,cases filed, re
fusing the one against the Moezer Ice
&tCold Storage Company. The injunc
tions cover all the large "Joints" on or
near Kansas avenue. The cases will come
up at the next terra of court.
Closed on Short Notice.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 15. Today at
Olpe, Kan., a large company of 'women,
headed by the ministers of the town,
waited lipon the "Jointists" and gave
them Just 15 minutes ln which to close.
The women were armed with Hatchets,
and threatened to smash the fixtures.
The "Jointists" closed Immediately. The
same process was repeated at Cottonwood
Raided. Two "Joints."
PECK, Kanl, 'Feb. 15. About 100 Prohi
bitionists, rnon,women randiChlldrenr-HV'
(incitement prevailing.
All-Day Fight Between the British
and Dewet.
COLE3BURG, Cape Colony, Feb. 15.
.Plumer's column engaged Dewet between
Colesburg and Phlllpstown, February 14,
and gradually pushed the Boers back. Ten
of the British were wounded during many
hours of fighting. An occasional dead
Boer was found. The engagement Is be
ing continued today.
All the males at Grafsfonteln have ar
rived. There Is plenty of evidence that
they were assisting the Boers.
Mcthucn Scouring the Country.
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 15. For a month,
Lord Methucn has been scouring the coun
trv between Kuruman and the Transvaal,
bringing ln women and children, cattle
and food from all the farms. General
Smith Dorcey occupied Amsterdam and
Tungs yesterday. The Boers occupied
Murraysburg, Cape Colony, February 7.
Albert Cartwrlght, editor of the South
African News, who was arrested Feb
ruary 7, charged with seditious and de
famatory libel, was yesterday held for
trial, ball being fixed at 2000.
Mllner and a Consul Quarreled.
BERLIN, Feb. 15. The Merllner Tuge
blat refers to a "severe quarrel." which, It
alleges, recently took place between Sir
Alfred Mllner and Herr von Llndcquist,
German Consul-General ln Cape Town, re
garding the brutal treatment of a German
inhabitant there. According to the Tage-
blatt. Sir Alfred finally showed the Ger
man Consul-General the door, refusing to
see him afterward.
French Captures a Larjre Force.
reported that General French has cap
tured a large Boer force ln the Ermelo
Victorians Sail for the Cape.
MELBOURNE. Feb. 15. The Fifth Vic
torian contingent, 1250 men, sailed for
South Africa today.
Minority Stockholders Satisfied With
the Arrangements.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. A Wall-street
news agency says that the minority stock
holders of the Carnegie Company met
members of the Morgan syndicate In con
ference yesterday and today, and that
these stockholders were satisfied as to
the price to be paid for their holdings.
The same agency reports that the big deal
Is closed so far as the passing of the con
trol of the Carnegie Company Is con
cerned. PITTSBURG. Pa.. Feb. 15. The Pitts
burg Leader said this afternoon that from
a reliable source it was learned that the
deal with Andrew Carnegie will be closed
today by the payment to Mr. Carnegie of
J22.500.000 In cash. He Is to receive ln ad
dition $1500 per share for his stock, and
will be paid ln bonds. The minority stock
holders will be paid In stock in the new
company, receiving 150 per cent each of
the common and preferred shares. The
same authority says the officials of the
other companies have submitted financial
statements and the syndicate will deter
mine from, these the basis upon which
they will be taken Into the great combine.
If ther statements -ore acceptable, the
stockholders will be given certificates in
the new company ln exchange for the old
Colonel Grcenleaf Ordered Back.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Colonel Chas.
H. Greenleaf, Assistant Surgeon-General,
has been relieved from duty In the Phil
ippines, and ordered to San Francisco as
Chief Surgeon of the Department of California.
Opposition WIN Not Permit
a Vote to Be Taken.
Unanimous Consent Will Not Be
Given This SessionAdvocates of
The Bill Accept the Challenge
Perkins Speech.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 15. That the op
position to the shipping bill In the Senate
will not permit a vote to be taken on the
measure at the present session was made
clear during the closing hours of today's
All the news that's true from everywhere. All the news that's fit to print from
Oregon. Washington, Idaho anil Alaska, News Is written and arranged ln The
Oregonlan so as to save the reader's time.
Editorials giving a broad treatment to a wide range of subjects. Terse comment
of subjects of passing Interest.
"Stories" about people and events in and about Portland gathered by our report
ers and special writers. Local subjects of Interest are explained ln the Sun
day paper.
China New Year and the festivities attending the Celestial celebration In Port
land. A graphic description of the Oriental quarter of the city as It will ap
pear Monday; typical illustrations and character studies by Artist Harry Mur
phy. Frank G. Carpenter, the popular American traveling correspondent, "In the South
Seas." In tomorrow's Oregonlan Carpenter tells all about Richard Seddon.
the ruler of New Zealand, and leader of the new labor movements ln Aus
tralasta. The text Is enlivened by photographs taken b the author.
Multnomah Women's basket ball team as seen" ln a group photograph. News and
gossip of local and general sporting, events. Half-tone cuts of two of the
leading athletes of the Oregon State University.
Nina Goodwin, the fashion critic, on "Paris Window Displays." She describes
fetching combinations of colors, with pink the dominant tone. Elizabeth Cady
Stanton has something to say on trailed skirts as microbe gatherers.
"Norman Holt." a story of the Civil War, by Charles King, runs Into the 24th
and 23th chapters ln tomorrow's issue. A synopsis of preceding chapters en
ables new subscribers to catch the thread of the story at this point.
"China's Doleful night." J. Martin Miller writes from Pekln that all the Chris
tian world Is fattening on the misfortunes of the Flowery Kingdom.
"Parks of Boston." A study of the system of the Hub's magnificent pleasure
grounds, and the part that Harvard University has played In their develop
ment. "Funny Things In Prose" and "Poems "Worth Reading." These departments will
be up to their usual standard of excellence.
"Ohio Pioneer Sports," by "Juanlta," cleverly Illustrated by Rita. Bell, and
"Tricky Mr. Weasel," by an entertaining writer, will be leading stories on
the children's page tomorrow. 'Longed to Be a Hare,,r" b7 Mary C Bell, wilt
Interest the Juvenile readers of the next issue. 5"
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aptonlght Tnjisfess'onr For several dayst$habeeel
0WerceyiU!et?na itpOUid-Be aJfiealf o j&ih
unanimous consent to taq u uiu uh"
the measure, but not until late today was
the frank assertion made that a vote
could not be had. At the conclusion of
several hours' consideration of tho bill.
Teller announced his purpose to prevent
a vote at this session. In an Impassioned
speech he declared that he would not
consent to any agreement to vote, and
that it must be evident to the advocates
of the bill that no vote could be had.
This statement elicited a sharp response
from Aldrlch, who Insisted that despite
the declaration of Teller, the business of
the Senate would proceed ln accordance
with the wishes of the majority. Chandler
asserted that the position of the opposi
tion was preposterous, and Hanna, reply
ing to Teller, became Impassioned ln his
denunciation of the methods employed by
the oppoaltlon to defeat the measure.
Prior to these remarks, Perkins delivered
an eloquent and forceful speech ln sup
port of the bill, but pointed out what he
believed to be defects ln It. He attacked
especially the provision for the admis
sion of forelgn-bullt ships. Earlier ln the
day the agricultural appropriation bill
was passed.
Rev. J. J. Dolllver, of Fort Dodge. Pa ,
the venerable father of Senator Dolllver,
pronounced the Invocation at the opening
of the session.
A resolution authorizing the Indian
commission of the Senate during the re
cess of Congress to visit Indian reserva
tions and Indian schools was adopted.
A bill was passed appropriating $20,000
for the purchase of a replica of the bronze
equestrian statue of General Washington
by Daniel Chester French and Edward C.
Potter, to be erected ln Washington.
D. C.
Consideration of the agricultural appro
priation bill was resumed the pending
question being Dolllvcr's amendment pro
viding for the Inspection and certification
of dairy products Intended for exporta
tion. It was agreed to.
Mallory opened the old fight upon seed
distribution by offering an amendment
proposing to strike out the provision for
distribution of seeds and Increased appro
priation for the purchase abroad of valu
able shrubs, vines and cuttings with a
view to adapting them to this country.
Tillman proposed a substitute for Mal
lory's amendment, providing, ln brief.
that the appropriation made In the bill
for the purchase of seeds be doubled.
Tillman asserted that the bill provided a
considerable amount for the Weather Bu
reau, which was of insignificant benefit
to the farmers of the country and for
forestry, which had no direct connection
with farming.
To this statement, Beverldge took sharp
exception, declaring that the South Caro
lina Senator exhibited "dense Ignorance"
in his statement as to forestry.
Tillman, ln replying, spoke of "our wise
friend, the new Solomon of Indiana." and
Beverldge, In his retort, took occasion to
say that "there are other farm imple
ments besides the plow. There Is the
pitchfork." After considerable badinage
between the two Senators, Mallory's
amendment was rejected and Tillman's
proposition to Increase the appropriation
for seeds and seed distribution from $170.
000 to $270,000 was agreed to, 23 to 22. Tho
bill was then passed.
Perkins Favors Subsidies.
The Senate then took up the ship sub
sidy bill. Perkins spoke ln support of
the measure. He spoke, he said, as a
life-long sailor and shipowner, although
he jMd not possess a dollar's interest ln
any vessel or In any line of shipping that
would be affected one way or the other by
the enactment of the pending bill. Dur
ing the past two or three years there had
been a notable revival In American ship
ping, and If Congress and the people were
wise enough to take advantage of the
opportunity now presented and by well
considered encouragement given to Amer
ican shipowners and shipbuilders put our
merchant marine once more on a sound
foundation, the benefits to the country
would be enormous. The granting of a
subsidy would enable American ships to
meet successfully foreign competition, and
the increased competition among Ameri
can vessels would result In a material de
crease ln ocean freight rates. This re
duction would be of advantage to Amerl-
can farmers and manufacturers so that
the payment of the subsidy would be of
direct benefit to those classes. The sub
sidies granted by Germany and France
had had this effect in those countries, he
asserted. The extension of aid to the Pa
cific Railroads, which had done so much
for the development of the Western coun
try, was a precedent for the pending bHL
Perkins, however, criticised some feat
ures of the bill. It ought, he said, to be
amendod so bb to provide that the sp;ed
of vessels entitled to this subsidy should
be determined, not by a trial of four
hours, but should be determined on a voy
age as shown by the engineer's log. He
declared he did not believe the subsidy
could be Justified, unless It was paid only
to American ships, built ln American
yards by American workmen. Further
along Perkins asserted that the entire
subsidy proposed would be absorbed by
the vessels now In existence and those
contracted for. and. therefore. It could
not promote ln its present form the In
dustry of shipbuilding ln this country. An
other provision of the bill which he did
not think was "fair and "Just" was that
which proposed to distribute 70 per cent
of the subsidy in the Atlantic traiie anu
only 30 per cent ln that of the Pacific. He
felt. too. thnt no vessel should participate
ln the subsidy unless at least one-half of
Its crew were American citizens.
Jones (Ark.) demanded a vote upon his
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committee irum 3iisiucwuuu ui uic .
trust bill and that the Senate proceed to
its consideration. Chandler an dAldrlch
contended that the motion was not in or
der, which was sustained.
Pettigrew said It was well known that
the anti-trust bill was passed by the
House at the last session as a "political
play" with no Intention that it should
ever become a law. It was passed by the
House, he declared, to be used as n club
with which to get from the ungrateful
trusts "contributions for .the campaign."
Aldrlch. ln charge of tlie shipping bill,
said a vote could be had upon the anti
trust bill at once if It were honestly de
sired. He then asked unanimous con
sent that all amendments to the shipping
bill be voted upon without further de
bate. "You can get unanimous consent to take
a vote upon the anti-trust amendment,"
said Jones.
Teller's Declaration.
"The Senator from Rhode Island," in
terposed Teller, "knows just as well as I
do that he Is not going to get a vote upon
this bill. He knows that It Is going to be
debated until the end of the session. He
knows that he can't get a vote without
unanimous agreement and there Is no
hope of an agreement,"
Aldrlch replied that he had entertained
strong hopes of securing a vote upon the
bill at the present session. He had never
heard until this moment that a vote could
not be had upon the bill.
Teller said there were propositions ln
the measure that would afford a month's
debate. He expressed the opinion that
quite half the Republican majority in the
Senate was opposed to the bill.
"In all n:y experience here," said Tel
ler, "there has never come a bill Into
this Senate that carries on Its face such
evidences of Jobbery. The Senators from
Maine (Frye) and from Ohio (Hanna) do
not expect to carry this bill at the pres
ent session."
Teller said, so far as he was con
cerned, he had made up his mind that
the subsidy bill could not be passed. He
believed that It was kept before the Sen
ate for the purpose of pushing aside oth
er business ln order that there would be
an excuse for an extra session to con
sider those subjects and Incidentally to
pass the shipping bill. He said that the
Spooner amendment to the Army bill
would require and would receive ample
discussion and he believed that the Cu
ban question, too, would be brought to
the Senate's attention.
"The question here," he said, "13
whether we shall keep faith with Cuba
and the world. The Cuban question will
be discussed at this session, whether the
constitution they have framed shall come
hero or not. There is a sentiment grow
ing up and believed by certain influ
ences and by newspapers of the country
that we are to break faith with Cub.
I propose to take up the resolution we
adopted ln the last Congress and show
that It expressed the sentiment of the
people and the Executive of this Gov
ernment." Aldrlch, replying to Teller, said the ship
ping bill had not been used to delay the
consideration of any legislation, whatever
It might be. The opponents of the ship
ping bill had discussed the measure as It
had been presented originally and he be
lieved that the people thoroughly un
derstood that they had desired to filibus
ter It to death, without any reference to
the amendments of the majority.
Chandler pointedly criticised the opposi
tion to the shipping bill and said that
"tho position of the Senator from Colo
rado CTeller) and the Senator from South
Dakota (Pettigrew) had taken were pre
posterous." Heller Interposed to say that he had
announced that a vote might be had on
the bill and had advised the opposition
that such a course was desirable.
Chandler retorted If such advice had
been given It must have been In secret;
but Teller Insisted that he had given It ln
open session. Adverting to Teller's asser
tion that the bill could not be voted upon
at the present session. Chandler said that
the Senator from Colorado, after mak
ing the announcement ln terms "with
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Portland Bill Introduced In
State Senate,
lidclxlature, Council and Mayor Each.
to Appoint Eleven Members Re-.
suit of the Board's Work to Be
Submitted to People.
SALEM, Feb. 15. The bill for a Charter
Board of the City of Portland was Intro
duced today by Senator Mays, and pro
vides for a board of 33 members, 11 to bo
appointed by the Legislature, 11 by tho
Common Council and 11 by the Mayor.
The Common Council is to make the ap
pointments CO days after the act goes Into
effect, and the Mayor shall make his se
lections 30 days after those of tho Council
have been made. The Charter Board Ehall
meet and organize on or before June 1,
1301, and elect a chairman and clerk. Tho
latter shall devote his whole time to the
service and receive $100 per month, pay
ment to be provided for by tho Council.
The members of the board shall not re
ceive any compensation. Meetings shall
be held at least twice each month, a ma
jority to constitute a quorum. It is made
the duty of the board within nine months
of the date of Its organization, to preparo
a charter, which shall be signed ln tripli
cate by the members. One copy shall bo
given to the Mayor, one copy transmitted
to the Secretary of State, and the re
maining copy shall be retained by tho
chairman of the board. The charter shall
be published twice a. week for five weeks
in a dally newspaper, and one month shall
elapse between the election at which the
charter shall be submitted to the peoplo
and the last publication, or the board may
publish the charter ln pamphlet form, at
least 10,000 copies to be distributed. The
Common Council shall provide for the
payment of the bills. The charter Is to
be submitted to the voters at the elctlon
in June, 1902. If it carries it shall be sub
mitted to the next Legislature for ap
proval or rejection, as a whole, without
power of alteration or amendment.
Result of the Inquiry Xats the Cem
.dnct cf the California Cosialsloa
SAGRAMBNTO. CaL, Feb. 15. Tho as
sembly committee, which has been Inves
tigating, the conduefsof the jDaUfornla
Tho report cnHclTessomtt u1jtEusof the.
commission's- acts. It la claimed -that
with the money expended a much more
effective exhibit could have been. made.
Regarding the matter of medals, the re
port says:
"The testimony indicates that tho gross
est frauds have been committed upon tho
exhibitors, and It is incumbent upon tho
commission to see that each exhbltor
defrauded by these non-official medals
should be given regular official medals
from the French authorities, or the money
returned, as the Individual exhibitors
may elect. The commlssoners are mor
ally, and b,y their bonds should be legally,
make good to exhibitors ln full for tho
found frauds of employes. We think
that this entire medal transaction is a
matter for some judicial tribunal to tako
cognizance of."
Nothing Done at Cabinet Meetlnjr.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. The meeting
of the Cabinet today was devoid of public
Interest. The members remained in ses
sion less than one hour and transacted
no business.
A vote will not be permitted on the ship sub
sidy bill this session. Page 1.
The Senate passed tho agricultural bill.
Page 1.
Filibustering prevented the transaction of busi
ness In the House. Page 2.
The House committee on elections confirmed
Wilcox's right to a seat. Page 2.
The British are driving Dewet back from Phll
lpstown. Pago 1.
It Is reported at Tien Tain that seven nations
declared war against China. Page 1.
Spain Is again quiet. Page 3.
Maurice Thompson Is dead. Pago 3.
Tlie Saengerfest Athletic Club paid its forfeits
to Brady and Madden. Pago 3.
Captain Carter was refused ball by a. Federal
Judge at Leavenworth. Page 3.
Northwest Legislatures.
Bill for Portland charter board of 33 members
was Introduced In Oregon Senate. Page 1.
Oregon Senatorial contest Is still unsettled.
Mitchell Is expected to enter race next
Tuesday. Page 4.
Oregon House passed bill consolidating Mult
nomah County offices of Clerla of Circuit
and County Court and Recorder. Page 4.
Port of Portland bill passed Oregon Senate.
Page A. ,
Railroads ask to present their side against
reduction of rates In Informal Joint ses
sion of Washington Legislature. Page 8.
Idaho House voted to maintain martial law
ln Coeur d'Alcnes. Page 4.
Idaho House decided not to visit Olympia.
Page 4.
Pacific Coast.
Sixty-five miners are entombed In mine near
Union. Vancouver Island, with no chanc
of escape. Page 1.
The Mann system of water ditches in the Bo
nanza. Eastern Oregon, mining district
have been bonded for $00,000. Page 10.
Northwest Representatives in Congress have
united on Vancouver as mustering-out place
for Thirty-fifth Regiment. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Record price for a seat on the New York Stock
Exchange. Page 11.
Weekly trade reviews. Page 8.
Wheat market continues In unsatisfactory
shape. Page 11.
Otto Glldemlster a bonanza for relnsuranca
speculators. Page 10.
Skarpsno brings a full cargo from the Orient.
Page 10.
Almond Branch ln port for lumber. Page 10.
Fur seal are scarce. Pago 10.
Portland nnd Vicinity.
Chamber of Commerce protests against putting
the Port of Portland Into politics. Page 8.
Free rural delivery started through Powell's
Valley. Page 12.
Oregon's lobby at Washington have prepared
a satisfactory amendment to Indian War
Veterans' pension bill. Page 7.
Fully 600 homeseekers come through to Port
land on the cheap rates. Page 8.