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THE MOENING OEEGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1901.
WANT TO BE HEARD
The'Railroads Wish to Argue
Case in Washington.
LEGISLATURE IS SO INFORMED
Committee Appointed to Confer
With. Those Interested Discus
sion, if Had, Will Be in In-
formal Joint Session.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 15. A somewhat
spectacular feature was Introduced Into
the railroad fight tonight, when ex-Con
gressman William H. Doolittle, of Ta
coma, appeared before the House railroad
committee and urged that the members
of both houses meet In Informal Joint
cession and listen to arguments both pro
end con on railroad legislation. Colonel
Doolittle disclaimed representing either
Bide, although the antl-rallroad people
are charging him with being in the rail
road lobby. His proposal was debated at
some length by the committee. Chairman
Lewis spoke strongly against it, declar
ing that the session last night, when the
railroad lawyers addressed the committee,
was fruitless. He said that the attitude
of the lawyers was unsatisfactory and
ithat they exhibited manifest insincerity
in answering the questions propounded
.o them by the committee.
Representative Bowne, of Spokane, de
livered a Popullstic speech. In which he
veered away from the question at Issue
,and denounced the railroads and the
courts indiscriminately as being enemies
of the people.
Finally, however, the committee voted
down Messrs. Lewis and Bowne, and ap
pointed a subcommittee to confer with the
railroad committee of the Senate on the
advisability of holding a joint session of
the Legislature to hear the arguments of
whoever cared to appear. The subcom
mittee was Instructed to report back Mon
day. It is generally recognized that the
railroads fear that the anti-corporation
spirit is dominant in the House commit
tee, and that the Rosenhatipt bill, around
which the rate war is raging, will prob
ably be reported favorably in the present
state of the committee's mind. Such be
ing the case, they desire further hearing,
believing the hearing of Thursday night
to have been unsatisfactory and unpro
ductive of any good.
Chairman Lewis, of the House railroad
committee, is the man who introduced
the Preston Commission bill In the House,
where it has never been acted upon.
Lewis is a Republican, and affiliated with
the same political coterie as Mr. Pres
ton. Representative Bowne is a Populist.
The attitude of Mr. Doolittle is some
what uncertain. He stated to The Ore
gonlan correspondent tonight that he was
simply acting as a citizen who desired
the success of the Republicans, and who
believed that the only way to obtain It
was by a full and free discussion of the
matter before any railroad legislation
shall be enacted. He has been here ever
since the session convened, and his mis
sion has been something of a mystery.
DID NOT WAIT FOR CAUCUS.
Honnc Committee Favorably Re
ported Reapportionment Bill.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 15. The House
committee on reapportionment today
Ignored the action of Republican Senators
In calling a caucus for Monday night, and
reported the Jones bill favorably. The
Jones bill is Identical with the "Wilshlre
bill In the Senate. Messrs. Kimball and
Lawall, of Pierce, and Bowne. of Spokane,
Tefused to sign the report. Kimball is a
Republican, and Lawall and Bowne are
Senator Hamilton, of Pierce County, has
been waging vigorous warfare on the
"Wilshlre bill, which is the only legislative
reapportionment bill yet Introduced. Sen
ator Hamilton's reasons for hlg opposition
have been explained before, and, briefly
stated, are that the bill abolishes his district-and
makes his return to the Senate
Impossible. He has enlisted much support
both among Republicans and Democrats,
and the primary reason for calling the
caucus Monday night Is to satisfy him
and his friends. He takes the position
that he will not consent to the reduction
of Pierce County's representation in the
Senate, although he is willing to sur
render one member of the Lower House.
To consent to Senator Hamilton's demand
means a change In the whole reapportion
ment ratio, which Senator Wilshlre spent
much time and labor In figuring out. The
caucus promises to be a warm affair.
IX TUB SEXATE.
Bill to Admit Indian Wnr Veterans
to Soldier's Home Passed.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Feb. 15. In the Sen
ate inls morning, Preston's bill to per
mit the admission of Indian War veterans
to the Soldier's Home at Ortlng, on the
same terms as veterans of the Civil War,
was passed by unanimous vote.
A bill by F. Andrews to provide for
the Inspection of all steam boilers was
indefinitely postponed on motion of Sen
Senate bill No. 99, by Preston, prescrib
ing certain regulations for the operation
of mutual fire associations was passed. It
provides that no policy shall be Issued by
any such company until 200 risks, aggre
gating 5100,000. shall have been taken. It
further provides that no single risk shall
be taken for more than $1000 until an
assessment on all its members equal to
35 per cent of the standard premium
specified in each policy would cover the
The bill appropriating $40,000, to be used
as a bounty on beet sugar passed.
IN THE HOUSE.
Reapportionment Bill Made Special
Order for Xcxt Friday.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Feb. 15. At the
morning session of the House the bill re
lating to the assessment and collection of
taxes was so amended as to make the
personal property exemption $200 Instead
It was stated by Representative Falr
chUd that Everett desired to have the
members of the Legislature as its guests
next Friday. Washington's Birthday, in
stead of tomorrow, as originally Intended.
Postponement, he said, was due to the
failure of Everett to secure a steamer In
which to carry Its guests to and from
Olympia. The House accepted the Invita
tion. A petition, extensively signed by Whit
man County farmers, was read, praying
for the passage of the Rosenhaupt
freight rate bill. The petition went to
the railroad committee.
The Judiciary committee recommended
the Indefinite postponement of Bush'
bill, defining the crime of kidnaping and
fixing the penalty from three to seven
Hastings Introduced a bill providing
that when personal taxes are not paid
within SO days the same shall be turned
over to the Sheriff for collection and he
is authorized to levy on the property
Phllbrick introduced a bill fixing the
poll tax in cities of the third class at
$2. At present It is less than in some
cities, and it is charged that some take
advantage of th!r by living in one place
and paying poll tax In another.
Corey Introduced a bill making the
State Insurance Commissioner State Fire
Marshal, Increasing his pay $500 annually,
and authorizing him to investigate fires
occurring under suspicious circumstances.
Merrill Introduced a bill making maxi
mum telephone rates as follows:
Two-party line. $2 50; more than two
party line. $1 50; long distance, 25 cents
for three minutes on lines of 50 miles or
less; 40 cents for same on lines of from
50 to 100 miles; cent per minute for
additional conversation. The bill pro
vides that no person shall be put on a
party line without the written consent of
other members of the same line.
The Jones-Wllshire reapportionment
bill was reported back favorably by the
committee, and sent to the State Printer
to be printed. Pierce County endeavored
to have It recommitted and in the debate
which followed, it was made plain that
it would fight the bill because It is re
lieved of one of its Senators and one Rep
resentative. The bill was made the spe
cial order of business for next Friday.
The House and Senate have agreed to
hold a session tomorrow in order to hurry
along with its work.
SALOOX LICENSE TO BE RAISED.
Centra.Ha Council Will Increase An
nual Fee From ?450 to $1000.
CENTRALLY. Wash., Feb. 15. At its
last meeting the Centralla City Council
instructed the City Attorney to prepare
an ordinance Increasing the saloon license
from $450 per year to $1000. This will
OREGON PIONEER OF 1847.
T THE LATE MRS. UNICE AN
probably have the effect of closing several
of the smaller saloons.
Ordinance No. 97 was amended so as to
raise the license of fakirs and street
peddlers from $2 50 to $5 per day. The
license for itinerant merchants and tran
sclent venders was Increased from $10 to
$25 per day. This Is done to protect the
Nevr Shlnfrlc Mill.
The Wlngard Brothers are making pre
parations to put in operation a shingle
mill about two miles west of here. They
have gotten control of the Freeman &
Brown saw mill plant, and will refit It
and operate It as a shingle mill. The
plant is located close to a good body of
timber, and a good, road has been built
from the mill to the railroad.
Suit For Damages.
The damage suit of Frank Lang vs.
The Centralla Shingle Company has been
begun for the second time In the Superior
Court. This case was brought up at the
last term of court for trial, but was dis
missed on motion of the plaintiff. The
suit Is brought by Lang's father to re
cover $2000 damages for the loss of two
fingers and part of his thumb, while
young Lang was in the employ of the
Shingle Company. Lang's hand was in
jured while operating a band saw.
City Jail is Being Repaired.
The City Jail is being generaly re
paired. It Is Intended to soon move It
to a location near the City HalL
ANNOUNCEMENT NOT OFFICIAL.
Lieutenant-Colonel Daughcrty Has
Not Yet Word of Promotion.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Feb. 15.
The promotion of Lieutenant-Colonel
Daugherty, of this post, to Colonel, has
not been officially announced, as reported,
although it is expected that It will be
shortly. No vacancy has yet been made
In the Nineteenth Infantry. It is thought
that Colonel Daggett will be promoted and
retired February 15, which will promote
Lieutenant-Colonel Daugherty. It Is
more than probable that the latter officer
will be assigned to the Seventh, Instead
of the Nineteenth.
Lieutenant-Colonel Daugherty was a
private when the Civil War began, and
was soon commissioned, but not for any
special act, while serving In Virginia. He
was wounded at Shepherdstown Ford,
again at Fredericksburg, and later, se
verely, at Vlcksburg.
Two Farmers In Idaho One Recent
ly From Oregon.
GENESEE, Idaho, Feb. 15. Two farm
ers living north of town committed sui
cide last night. Ivor Larson, aged 50,
and Ole Otness, aged 78, hanged them-1
selves, without any apparent reason. Lar
son stopped on the way home from town i
last evening at the home of a neighbor i
named Tweed. Tweed was astonished this
morning to find Larson's body hanging ;
In his barn. The suicide of Otness was i
equally queer. He hanged himself In Lar-
son's barn. The Coroner held an Inquest j
over both bodies this afternoon. Larson
came here from Oregon two years ago,
and leaves a wife and six children. He
served for eight years as Sheriff in North
Assaulted by Burslars in His Home.
TACOMA, Feb. 15. C. A. Smith, a bak
er, residing on Eleventh street, claims to
have been assaulted by burglars in his
home, Thursday night, and robbed of $125.
Smith says two men pulled him out of
bed. and, after pounding him, piled the
bedclothes over him until he was nearly
smothered, and then departed. The po
lice discredit the story, although Smith
bears a good reputation for veracity.
McKinley Invited to Olyrapla.
OLYMPIA. Feb. 14. The Olympia Cham
ber of Commerce, at a meeting held last
evening, decided to Invite President Mc
Kinley to include Olympia In his Western
tour next May. Governor Rogers and
Mayor Relnhart, on behalf of state and
city, will join the Chamber of Commerce
in the Invitation.
Affirmed by Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the
Judgment of the Superior Court of Spo
kane County in the case of the state, re
spondent, vs. Charles W. Power, appel
lant. The appellant was convicted of the
crime of manslaughter by causing the
death of Cora Helnhart by criminal abortion.
TO END POLITICAL BOSS
SENATE PASSED THE HUNT DIRECT
SIcasnre Applies Particularly to
Multnomah County Only Three
Negative Votes Were Cast.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15. When Hunt's pri
mary election bill came up in the Sen
ate this afternoon on final passage. Sen
ator Hunt opened the discussion In sup
port of his bill. He said that the bill
In its present form is not his bill as
introduced, but that It is the product ot
the best features of all the bills that
have been placed before Ihe Senate. It
is a measure In the Interests of political
reform, and by Its terms applies partic
ularly to Multnomah County. The prin
cipal object of the measure is to destroy
the power of the political bosses, of
whatever party, and to place In the hands
of the people the power of nominating
candidates, as well as electing them.
Hunt reviewed the difficulty the people
REEVES, OF WALLA WALLA. i
of Multnomah County have had in at
tempts to escape the evils of ring rule
I and as a particular example of the meth
ods pursued by bosses, held up a pri
mary ticket which he said had been
used at a Multnomah County primary
election. At both top and "bottom of
the ticket was a heavy Imprint wnlch
could be seen through the paper, so that,
however the paper might be folded, it
would be possible to see the Imprint. It
Is from such methods as this that the
people desire relief, and this relief may
be obtained by enacting the primary law.
Mulkey asked that the bill be re-referred.
In order that an amendment
might be made, providing a more par
ticular, method for securing the opera
tion of this law. Under the provisions
of the bill the controlling political party
in each county may adopt the plan, and
Mulkey thought this was still leaving the'
primary election in control of the bosses.
If they deem it to their interest, tney will
adopt the system; otherwise, they will
Kuykendall objected to a reference of
the bill at that stage of tn"e proceedings,
and the motion to refer was voted down.
Srth of Baker spoke in favor of the
measure, saying that Multnomah" County
has long been a hotbed of poltlcal cor
ruption and If any measure Is proposed
that will tend to remedy the undesirable
condition, it should pass. As (t Is a bill
relating particularly to Multnomah Coun
ty, and fathered by the Multnomah dele
gation, those members must bear the re
sponsibility. Kuykendall spolco again In favor of the
bill, saying that in answer to The Ore
gonian's questions last Summer fie had
expressed the opinion that a direct pri
mary law would not be practicable In
Lane County, but that he would favor
such a measure for Multnomah County If
It should be wanted In that county. He
believed in home rule and would Be
pleased to let the people of Multnomah
County try the direct primary law.
Smith of Multnomah said that the Mult
nomah delegation had been elected on a
platform pledging them to support this
measure an "hat It would be an outrage
not to gr . them what they ask.
In clor.ng the debato xiunt said that
Multnomah County Has as yet asked noth
ing of the Legislature, has asked for no
grafts, has asked nothing but good gov
ernment, and this costs the state nothing.
The bill passed, Daly, Howe and Cameron
FULTON CREATED SENSATION.
Strongly Denounced Bill to Provide
Fish Commissioner a. Launch.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 15. President Ful
ton created a small sensation in the Sen
ate this evening In denouncing a meas
ure Introduced by Brownell, at the re
quest of Fish Commissioner Reed. The
Important feature of the measure was
that It authorized the Fish Commissioner
to purchase or build a launch. Daly hav
ing asked a question regarding the cost
of a launch and no answer being forth
coming, Fulton, said that there Is no
more need of a launch than of a fifth
wheel for a wagon.
Later, Fulton called Josephl to the
chair and took part in the debate. He
argued In favor of using the hatchery
funds for the establishment of hatcheries
and said that when Oregon gets a Fish
Commissioner who understands his busi
ness and attends to his duties, the funds
will so be used. He contended that there
is no use for a patrol boat except during
certain seasons and that It would be
cheaper for the state to hire a boat dur
ing these seasons Instead of keeping one
for the Commissioner to ride up and
down the river on. The bill was defeated,
but later was reconsidered for the pur
pose of disposing of the hatchery fund for
They Get a Favorable Amendment
on a House Fish Bill.
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 15. Representatives
Edson and Hahn, members of the House
ccmmlttcc on fisheries, scored a victory
this morning by having their minority
report on House bill 50 adopted.
The bill reported provided for the reser
vation of the Columbia River above tide
water as spawning grounds, and making
it unlawful to catch salmon beyond the
prescribed limits other than by hook,
line or spear. On this the majority of
the committee reported favorably, but the
remaining members, Edson and Hahn, of
fered an amendment, embodied in a mi
nority report, adding the words "or gill
nets" among the appliances by which
salmon could be caught under the pro
visions of the bill.
Eddy of Tillamook was In the chair,
and the members paid little attention to
what was really going on as the reading
clerk perfunctorily read the mass of re
ports before him. Roberts of Wasco
seemed to be on the alert, however, and,
although a minority report was announced
by the reading clerk, that officer had
hardly firished reading the first, or ma
jority report, before Roberts moved Its
adoption. As usual, a few straggling
"ayes" were muttered, followed by the
announcement of "report adopted." This
brought Hahn to his feet with a motion
to acopt the minority report, to which
Roberts raised a point of order that, the
majority report having been adopted. Its
further consideration was not admissible
except under motion to reconsider. Hahn,
having voted against adoption of the ma
jority rerort, could not make the requisite
motion, but Colvlg and Whitney both
came to the rescue, and the motion to re
consider was put and carried. Hahn then
moved adoption of the minority report,
which carried by a handsome vote, much
to the satisfaction of the Clatsop County
member and his desk partner, the gentle
man from Washington.
Charged Against a Dealer of Helix
Town Much Stirred Up.
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. 15. The town
of Helix is stirred up by the alleged vio
lation of the liquor law by John Doyle.
Doyle is in jail here, charged with sell
ing liquor to minors and with selling- it
in quantities less than one gallon with
out a county license.
Doyle now has brought upon himself
the wrath of two towns, Helix and Free
water. Ho was tried last Fall and con
victed of selling to minors and In less
quantities than a gallon, at Freewater.
He served a 90-day sentence in the County
As alleged, this is Doyle's plan: He
operates under a Federal license, offering
the liquor in gallon amounts, but offer
ing his patron the option of drinking it
in the "gallon-house" or taking it else
where. In this manner, so the complaint
runs, Doyle plied a thriving trade.
Indian Mission Home.
One thousand dollars has been donated
by the Women's North Pacific Mission
Board of the Presbyterian Church to
wards the new mission-house which is to
be erected on the Umatilla Indian reser
vation here. The structure Is to cost
about $2000. Lumber will be taken to the
site at once and work commenced. All
the money needed has been secured. The
synodical missionary. Rev. W. S. Holt,
D. D., of Portland, Is here looking after
the preliminary arrangements. The site
is on Tutnilla Creek, southeast from Pen
dleton about five miles.
Rev. W. B. Gray, pastor of the Gal
loway Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
has tendered his resignation, on account
of ill health.
Samuel Smith, resident of this county
since 1S70, died on Tuesday at his stock
ranch on Stewart Creek.
The $5000 asked for by the local Y. M.
C. A. to erect a modern headquarters and
gymnasium has been secured. E. E. Fix
will be the local general secretary. Gen
eral Secretary Stone, of Portland, has
been here assisting in raising the money.
UNITED ON VANCOUVER.
Northirest Delegations Favor It as
Mastering Ont Point for Soldiers.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. Senator Simon
and General Beebe had a conference to
day, and It Is understood that Senator Si
mon is to be supported by the Washing
ton and Idaho Senators, and the mem
bers of the House, In an effort to have the
Thirty-fifth Regiment mustered out at
Vancouver. The Idaho delegation is warm
in Its support, and the Washington repre
sentatives also 6ay they heartily acqui
esce In the proposition.
Senator Foster was at first inclined to
demand that Puget Sound be the place
for the regiment to be mustered out, but
after a consultation with War Department
officials, he found that It would be im
possible owing to the lack of facilities
there at present. If any place north of
San Francisco Is selected it must be Van
couver, and the Washington delegation
prefers that the muster out take place In
their state rather than at San Fran
cisco. General Beebe left today for New York
and after remaining in the metropolis a
few days will return to Portland.
OREGON CITY LAND OFFICE.
Many Locations Along Routes of
Proposed Nehalem Railroads.
OREGON CITY, Feb. 15. Business Is
again lively at the local land office, prin
cipally on account of the rush for home
stead locations along the proposed lines
of railroad that are expected to be built
Into the Nehalem country. Every avail
able piece of vacant land within easy
reach of the proposed line In Columbia
County Is being taken.
Many filings from Polk County and else
where also are being made. At the be
ginning of the present year the land office
officials expressed the opinion that pos
sibly the rush for Government lands was
over for the present in this district, as
1900 had surpassed any former period In
the matter of homestead and timber-land
Notes From Oregon City.
OREGON CITY, Feb. 15. The following
parties are taking examination for state
certificates and diplomas today: Margaret
Williams, Elizabeth Baker ancj Robert
Baker, of Oregon City, and Robert Glnth
Superintendent Zlnser today received a
consignment of supplies for district clerks,
consisting of report blanks, records, etc.,
which he will forward to the various dis
tricts at once.
A meeting of citizens was held at the
home of Grant Olds, at Gladstone, for
the purpose of organizing an association
to build a bicycle and foot bridge across
the Clackamas. The citizens of that place
object to paying a 5-cent fare to this
city, and have decided to build a bridge
and walk to town, rather than patronize
the railroad. The plans are for a bridge
that will cost aSout $1500.
A masquerade ball was given at the
Armory last night which was largely at
tended. Timber Lands Sold.
ASTORIA, Feb. 15. A deed was filed
for record today whereby the Sorensen
Lumber Company sells all Its holdings
In the vicinity of Seaside to the Necan
lcum Spruce Lumber Company, for $6000.
The latter company, however, retains Its
business on the Columbia River. W. F.
McGregor has also disposed of his In
terests Jn the Necanlcum Company to N.
P. Sorensen and Frank Patton.
Pioneer of Lewis County.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Feb. 15. Grandma
Jackson, of Jackson Prairie, in Lewis
County, died last night of la grippe. She
was over 90 years of age, and had lived
on Jackson Prairie 50 years. Barton
Koontz, a son of Mrs. Jackson, is also
dangerously sick of la grippe.
Rain Puts an End to Farm Work.
' INDEPENDENCE. Or., Feb. 15. The
heavy rain of the past few days has put
an end to farm work. Plowing that had
been progressing at a lively rate has
ceased, and so has nearly all work In the
High Water Expected.
HILLSBORO, Or., Feb. 15. There has
been a continuous rainfall here for the
past 20 hours, and. owing to snow in the
mountains, a high stage of water is ex
pected. Collection of Beaton Taxes Begrnn.
CORVALL1S, Feb. 15. The collection of
taxes in Benton County has begun. The
Life Assurance Society
Of the United States.
Bonds and Mortgages $
Real Estate in New York,
Includlng the Equitable Building
United States, State, City
and Railroad Bonds and other
investments (market value over .
cost, $15,376,022.00) 1
Loans Secured by Bonds and
Stocks (market value, 531.933.1SS)
Real Estate outside of New
York, Including 12 office build-
Cash in Banks and Trust
Companies at interest
Balance due from agents
Interest and Rents
2uso) ia7,760-95' AccrueJ 1S9-
Premiums due and in process
Total Assets .$304,598,063.49
"We hereby cerUfy to the correctness
Assurance Fund (or Reserve) $23,343,493.00
All other Liabilities 3,117,400.48
Total Liabilities .$238,460,89X48
Surplus 66,1 37,1 70.01
TVe hereby certify to the correctness
Insurance Department, is $233,032,007. For
We have examined the Accounts and Assets of the Society, and certify to the correctness of the foregoing statement.
"W3I A. AVHEELOCK. J. H. DUNHAM. C. LBDYARD BLAIR. C. B. ALEXANDER. GEO. H. SQUIRE,
Special Committee of the Board of Directors.
JAMES VT. ALEXANDER. President. JAMES H. HTDE, Vice-President.
T.nT,PITi eP,,nmi vice-Pres GEORGE T. WILSON. Third Vice-Pres. WM. H. McINTYRE. Fourth Vice-Pres.
SA?EtEt at BVAVhFR Secretary THOMAS D. JORDAN. Comptroller. SIDNEY D. RIPLEY. Treasurer.
JAMES B. LORING, Registrar; EDWARD W. LAMBERT, M. D.. and EDWARD CURTIS. M. D.. Medical Director
Chauncey M. Dcpew.
Wm. A. Wheelock.
Henry G. Marquand.
Cornelius N. Bliss.
George H. Squire.
Thomas D. Jordan.
C. B. Alexander.
Geo. W. Carle ton.
John A. Stewart.
A. J. Cassatt
Robert T. Lincoln.
J. J. Astor.
Gage E. Tarbell.
"Wm. H. Mclntyre.
Samuel M. Inman.
N. B. FOR
L. Samuel, Manager, 306 Oregonian Building,
roll was turned over to Sheriff Burnett by
Clerk Watters. Wednesday morning. The
total amount of tax to be collected Is ?G1,
35816. THE COUNTERVAILING DUTY
Gnge Will BrlnRT Question Before
Board of Aprniwcra.
WASHINGTON Feb. 15. Secretary
Gage said yesterday that the question of
imposing a countervailing duty on sugar
Imports Into the United States from Rus
sia is greatly Involved, and In view of the
importance of the case and of all the
facts, he did not believe that the ipse
dixit of any one person should be final.
Congress, he said, has established the
board of general appraisers, whose duty
It Is to settle just such questions as have
arisen in the Russian sugar case. It Is
a board of experts thoroughly conversant
with all the custom laws of the country
and has authority to feummon witnesses
and Is In every way fitted to determine
the facts. He, therefore, nas taken the
necessary steps "to bring It before the
Views of Sugar Men.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. Secretary Gage's
order Imposing countervailing duty of 32
cents on each pood (36 pounds) of Russian
sugar Imported into this country Is the
subject of considerable comment among
sugar men. Alfred F. Gray, of Wlllett &
"Some time ago the Secretary sent an
expert to investigate the sugar-growing
industry in Russia, and to find out if
Rursla really paid a bounty, either direct
or indirect, on sugar. It has not as yet
been determined whether or not Russia
pays a direct bounty on the exportation
of refined sugar. It was found, however,
that the Russian system of controlling
the supply, as well as the domestic price
of sugar, operates as a bounty to the
manufacturers of that country.
"The action of Secretary Gage indorses
the vote of the conference held last year
at Brussels, to the effect that Russia
should be placed upon the same basis with
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1900
Always uniform In
pure, delicious and
The genuine goods
bear our trade-mark
on eTcry package.
WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd.,
ZataMIahtd 1780. DORCHESTER, MASS.
Forty-first Annual Statement, for the Year Endlnjj
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24, 1 83. 1 4
Interest, Rents, etc
. Trkt AAnrn
Reduction of book values of
bonds purchased at a premium.
of the above statement.
of the above statement. The Reserve as P
Superintendent's certificate see Detailed
J. G. VAN CISE. Actuary.
J. W. Alexander,
James H. Hyde.
Levi P. Morton
Jacob H. Schin.
Chas. S. Smith.
John J. McCook.
H. C. Haarstlck.
David H. Moffat.
Sidney D. Ripley.
V. P. Snyder.
Joseph T. Low.
Wm. A. Tower.
D. O. Mills.
Geo. J. Gould.
Geo. T. Wilson.
T. DeWltt Cuyler.
E. W. Lambert.
H. M. Alexander.
J. F. de Navarro.
M. E. Ingalls.
FURTHER PARTICULARS SEE DETAILED STATEMENT
other countries In the payment of counter
vailing -duties on sugrfr. Now that the
duty has been Imposed upon Russian su
gar, there will be no more exports of the
product to this country, because the new
extra duty of 91 cents per 100 pounds will
practically exclude Russia from our mar
ket. This will mean a cessation of only
5300.000 worth of business a year.
"The Russian product tests quite as
well as the American sugar. It closely
resembles the Louisiana product and has
been used here by manufacturers since
It answers all the purposes of high-grade
white sugar. The Russians have enjoyed
a profitable sugar exporting business, for
they were able to send their product here
at half a cent a pound less than the cost
of production here."
President Po3t, of the National Sugar
Refining Company, said that the Russians
are placed on the same basis with the
Austrlans, French and Germans, and
therefore, have no right to complain
against the imposition of the extra duty.
Continuing, he said:
"Russia will not resort to retaliatory
decrees. She can buy to the best advan
tage In our markets and prices are gen
erally the determining factor In the busi
ness relations of peoples."
A Xcw Ccrenl Compnny.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. The Journal of
Commerce says: The report that O. C.
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Dec. 31, 1900
Premium Receipts 4tr,:?lQ,l 38.6a
Income $58,007,1 30.98
Death Claims $ 14,860,91,2.1 $
Endowments and deferred o
dividend policies b'03930,75
Surrender Values 1,91 5V443.77
- Dividends to Policyholders.. 3,481,640.6
Paid Policyholders .$25,965,999.30
Commissions, Advertising, , ,
postage and exchange iuu4 7 7U
Alf other disbursements 4,692,71.10
ALFRED "W. MAINE, 2nd Auditor.
Instalment Policies stated at their commuted" valnw.
New Assurance $ 207,086,243.00
er the independent valuation of the N. Y.
R - G- HANN. Assistant Actuary.
T. Jefferson Coolidce.
Sir Wm. C. Van Horn
Thomas T. Eckert.
f.. Van Santvoord.
James H. Dunham.
C. Ledyard Blair.
Wm. H. Baldwin, Jr.
Thomas S. Young.
Barber, of the Diamond Match Company,
Is now endeavoring to organize a consoli
dation of the various cereal concerns out
side of the American Cereal Company, is
generally credited- here. Mr. Barber is
In the West, and no Information could
be obtained at his ofilce in reference to
the reports. Representatives of several
of the Independent mills also stated that
they had no knowledge on the subject.
There are Indications, however, that the
deal Is under way. Whether It will bo put
through Is another matter.
The Idea of a cgnsolldatlon is not new.
In 1S99 an attempt was made to organize
the American Company and its compet
itors Into a $35,000,000 trust, but the deal
fell through. Last year a plan was un
dertaken for the sale of the American
Cereal Company to an English syndicate,
but that also failed.
French Connul at Vancouver Slclc.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15. Baron do
Saint Laurent, Consul-General of France
at Vancouver, B. C. who has been In
this city about two months. Is very sick
at the French Hospital. Recently the
Baron was taken ill with grip, and on
Tuesday night he was removed from his
hotel to the hospital. While no serious
results are expected, his physicians re
port that he Is a very sick man. The
Baron came to this city to fill temporar
ily the office of Consul-General pending
the arrival of a new Consul.
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