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VOL. XLL NO. 12,541.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THTJKSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
"WHITE US BEFORE PLACING TOUR ORDERS FOR
RUBBER BELTING, PACKING AND HOSE
CRACK-PROOF, SNAG-PROOF MINING BOOTS.
Rubber and Oil-Clothing, Boots and Shoes.
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R. H. TEASE. President.
P. M. SHEPARD. JR.. Treasurer.
3. A. SHEI'AHD. Secretary.
73-75 FIRST ST.
THE NEWEST MOUNT
THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN PHOTOGRAPHIC GOODS
BIumaner-Frank Drug Co.
Shaws Pure Malt
be Condensed Strength and Nutriment of
Barley and Rye
BlUmaiier & fiOCh, I0S and HO Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oregon
Fifth and Washington Sts. . . . PORTLAND, OREGON
Rooms Single 75c to $1.50 per day
First-Ctnas Check Restaurant Rooms Double $1.00 to 52.00 per day
Connected "With Hotel. Rooms Family $1.50 to $3.00 per day
J. h DAYIES, fres.
C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Trcav
Discovered in the Books of
the Oregon Land Office.
COVERS YEARS 1894 AND 1895
St. Charles Hotel
' CO. (INCORPORATED).
FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS
American and European Plan.
...$1.25. $1.50. $1.75
... 50c. 76c, $1.00
Listfs 12th Rhapsody
Is one 0f t,e masterpieces of piano literature. Ask some finished Iplantst, some graduate of a
conservatory of music, to play It for you. He won't do It. He would have to spend $1000
worth Uf time. to set In shape to play one-half of It. Pay $250 for "a. Plajila, and you can"
JJiJMl of it.' Then there are other pieces.
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Ajjcnt for the Aeolian Company
Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park
Indicates Early Action by England
on the Treaty Amendments.
WASHINGTON, "Feb. 20. Ambassador
Choate has cabled the State Department
a brief outline of the interview yester
day between himself and Lord Lansdowne,
respecting the Hay-Pa uncefote treaty. For
obvious reasons the text of the communi
cation is withheld, but it is admitted that
it goes to confirm the press reports al
ready printed, and, while Lord Lans
doune's response did not Indicate exactly
when an answer might be expected from
the British Government or the character
of that answer, the hope is entertained
that the British Government, before the
expiration of the date allowed for the rat
ification of the treaty, namely, March 4,
will take action either upon the Senate
amendments, or in the direction of ex
tending the time limit, so as to continue
the pendency of the treaty.
A FURIOUS BLIZZARD.
RETENH0N OF PHILIPPINES
Irgrcd st a Meeting of the Geographi
Unusual Storm Rasing: in North
CORRY, Pa. Feb. 0. In the history of
this region, no storm ever reached the
fury of today's blizzard. "With half a
dozea feet of snow on country roads and
outlying city districts, and Hatch street
buried'under 12 feet of snow, Corry caught
about the worst part of the storm.
The Western New York and Pennsyl
vania Railroad accommodation train, due
here this evening, was stalled in a drift
higher than the engine stack, while rush
ing down a huge grade south of this city.
It was dug out with difficulty and again
started on Its precarious Journey toward
Buffalo. It probably will not get through
tonight. This road Is operating Its trains
with three engines, and has three plows
at work on 90 miles of track. The worst
drifts are at Summerdale, where they
reach a height of 20 feet in spots. On
the Philadelphia & Erie, a snow plow
jumped the track at Jackson's, while en
deavoring to force its way through a big
drift. Traffic was delayed several hours.
For the first time in many years, this
road has beon compelled to use snow
plows. The Erie is also compelled to op
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.-The retention of i erate hastily improvised snow plows,
the Philippines was strongly urged this i something unheard of on the main line
Nickel-Plate are running their trains, but
many hours behind time.
' BETTER FOR INVESTORS.
tvtning at a meeting of the American
Geographical Society. The speaker was
Dr. George E. Becker, head of the United
States Geological Survey, who has spent
15 months in the islands gathering data
for the Government.
Seth Low presided, and in behalf of the
riclety presented the Cullom geological
medal to President T. C. Mendenhall, of
the "Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Nansen, Peary and John Murray, of
England, have each received similar med
als. It was for Dr. Mendenhall's serv
ices as head of the United States Coast
and Geodetic Survey and as a member of
the Alaskan Boundary Commission that
the medal was awarded.
Presidential Term In Venezuela to
j Be Lengthened.
) "WTLLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa, Feb.
I 20. Advices received here from Caracas,
Venezuela, say that a convention will as
I semble there today (WednesdajO to form
j a new constitution for Venezuela. It is
reported that the President's term of of
fice will be extended from two years to
seven, and it Is believed General Castro
will remain President as lone as he can
"Whisky Trust Case Decided. lawfully do so. European investors,
CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 20. Judge Rufus therefore, are planning large operations,
IB. Smith, of the Superior Court, has ren
dered a decision that is regarded as im
portant in Its bearing on trusts. Ellas
Block &. Sons, Kentucky distillers, shut
up their manufactory under a contract
With the whisky trust, by which the lat
ter agreed to furnish Block & Sons a
tluir goods and to pay them $1000 a month
in addition. The trust became in default
A German syndicate will operate the
Podernales asphalt mines, as rivals to
the mines controlled by the so-called
trusts. A French syndicate has offered
a loan of $35,000,000 to fund the Venezuelan
Daughters of the Revolution.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 20. After the nre-
of $10,000 under this contract, and suit j limlnary opening exercises at today's
was u.-ougni io recover. une wnisKy session of the National Society of the
trun filed a demurrer alleging that the j Daughters of the American Revolution,
contract was illegal. The demurrer is ! Mrs. Nesbeth presented a resolution to
overruled, the court holding that when a the effect that the statements recently
contract, apparently illegal, is only an
incident to a large contract, which is
legal, then the first contract will stand
as. a circumstance.
Xeiv Minister From Colombia.
circulated attacking the board of of
ficers should receive the disapproval of
the society. After some discussion the
resolution was laid on the table. Mrs.
Daniel Manning presented her report as
chairman of the committee on the Con
n-ACuivfrnxT -cv. in t-w --i "" "" " icpuii siiuweu uiui
MarUnez Silvelta. the Colombia MmTse; LthfTnhllT f ""7 .?'
of Foreign Affairs, appeared at the State J ?io rhf ?nf S ??, '
Department today to arrange for the pre- J "-$10 1 '""L-'TVS
sentatlon of his credentials as Minister of W- !?' ,? ! fv0
w "- itauiiifc, Ui llic ICJIUtUi Ul IIIC
Colombia to Washington. The new Min
ister comes here principally to advance
the interests of Colombia in connection
with the Panama Canal, as opposed to
the Nicaragua route, and the length of
his stay will depend on the outcome of
the canal legislation.
Don I til by II. G. Otis.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Statements
having been published that General Har-
committees on Franco-American memor
ial Revolutionary relics, the National
University and the desecration of the
Schnlkbcrger Advises Surrender.
PRETORIA, Feb. 20. Reports from
Lydenberg say that Acting President
Schalkberger, addressing a gathering of
burghers recently told them he now rec
ognized that their cause was hopeless and
rison Gray Otis was seeking the office of i that a prolongation of hostilities was
Pension Commissioner, General Otis to- i futile. If surrender was inevitable, it was
night authorized a denial of the publlca. t foolish to surrender in twos and threes,
tions, saying that they were without a The proper course was to come to a gen
shadow of foundation. eral agreement and surrender as a nation.
Total Collections in That Period
"Were ?00,OSO 03 Only ?0S,T30 30
Accounted For Ex-Clerk Dn-
Tlu Will Explain.
SALEM, Feb. 20. The discovery of a de
falcation of $30,913 73 is the substance of
the report made today by the joint com
mittee appointed to examine the books
and accounts of the State Land Depart
ment. The alleged misappropriation oc
curred in 1S94 and 1S95, under the adminis
tration of George W. Davis, as clerk of
the board. It appears that the shortage
was effected In various amounts by tak
ing credit twice for one payment of mon
ey, or by altering the book entries so as
to credit the clerk with more money than
he had. paid. In some cases it is barely
possible that an Innocent error was com
mitted, while in others there is a plain
alteration of the books by erasing one
set of figures and writing in others.
The committee found no errors in the
accounts of the present administration,
and so reports.
The report is as follows:
"We, your committee appointed under
concurrent resolution No. 5, beg leave to
report as follows:
"That we have checked up the school
funds back to and including the year 1894.
That for the years 1S94 and 1S95 we find
that the clerk of the State Land Board
has collected money to- the amount of
30,949 73, which said sum has never been
turned over to the State Treasurer. We
append a statement hereto annexed and
marked exhibit A, showing the amounts
collected and the amounts for which said
clerk has receipts. The balance, as shown,
was i.ever turned over to the Treasurer,
but the books were balanced by a number
of false entries. The principal entry cred
iting the school fund with $10,449 94 twice,
when he had but one receipt covering the
amount; another being a raise of $3000 on
a receipt of the Treasurer, and a number
of other credits for which he held no re
ceipts. "We submit herewith a statement show
ing those we have found to date. There
jnay be others that we have not found,
owing to limited time at our disposal,
having used the greater part of our time
before wc came to this.
"For the past five years we find all
moneys turned over to the Treasurer, as
by law required. The present officers hava
-been-very- kind and obliging to us, show
ing us every courtesy possible, and fur
nishing u. with all papers and books re
quested. In regard to Investigation of
land matters, we beg leave to say that
our work i just fairly commenced. This
is a work of no small magnitude and re
quires a vast amount of careful and pains
taking work. It Is a work of great Im
portance to the state, however, and should
be attended to.
"A few things from the limited time at
our disposal we have learned, and note the
"Many parties holding certificates of
sale which are fully paid for decline to
take deeds for same, to avoid paying state
and county taxes. This should be reme
died by statute, or In some way. If possi
ble. Another need of the Land Depart
ment Is a system of direct and indirect
indices to the records of deeds. We note
also that the State Land Department Is
badly crowded for room for the growing
business of the office. It should also be
provided with a larger vault In which to
preserve the records In case of fire. The
clerk should be required to pay money
over promptly, as by law required.
"The bond of the clerk has generally
been fixed at $5000, which would seem to
be a very small amount, considering the
amount of money handled. Prudence, at
least from a business standpoint, would
require a larger bond. A Sheriff handling
an equal amount of money would be re
quired to furnish from $50,000 to $G0,O00. We
append hereto a form of receipt marked
exhibit B, which, we think, would simpli
fy matters materially were it adopted by
the clerk in taking his receipts from the
Treasurer. As the matter now stands, we
were compelled to go over some 2000 e
ceipts to find one.
"In our opinion, a committee should be
appointed to further investigate the mat
ters embodied under the concurrent reso
lution and report as this assembly ma7
"It would seem that justice to all par
ties would require a full and complete In
vestigation from first to last or the mat
ter turned over to the Attorney-General.
"GEORGE C. BROWNELL,
What the Errors Are.
The appendix to the report and a per
sonal investigation by an Oregonian re
porter, shows that the errors occur as fol
lows: Receipt No. 1ST, credited twice. ...$10,449 94
Receipt No. 1SS, credited twice.... 1,489 3S
Receipt No. 4031, raised on books.. 2,000 00
Receipt No. 4214, raised on books.. 3,000 00
Receipt No. 4215, raised on books.. 3,000 00
Receipt No. 4326 chanced on books 5,016 SI
Receipt No. 4506, changed on books 9S9 35
Receipt No. 4507, raised on books.. 5,000 00
Receipt No. 4C32, changed on books 1 00
Two errors In balances, no receipts 9 35
In order to ascertain all "the facts that
may be gathered In addition to what is
shown in the report, J. C. Hodson, one of
the clerks of the Investigating committee,
went through the books with a reporter.
By examining the entries for several years
back. It was ascertained that, on Decem
ber 31 of each year, the clerk has en
tered upon his books the amount of money
turned over to the State Treasurer, the
amount of cash on hand, but the receipt
was not issued until January 12. It is
possible that the money was not, in fact,
turned over until January 12, but the book
entry was made as of December 31. This
entry was made on December 31, 1S34.
when the clerk credited himself with hav
ing paid the Treasurer $10,449 94 of school
fund principal, and $1489 98 of school fund
interest. So far, the books were regular
in this respect. But on January 12, the
date of the receipt, the clerk credited him
self with the same amount a second time.
This was simply taking credit for double
the amount he had actually paid. It would
appear that this may have been an in
nocent error, but for the fact that It was
the custom to enter the credit but once,
and on the last day of the year, though
the receipt vr&s dated January 12 follow
ing. Fnl-ic Entry In Dctnil.
The first error the clerks found in exam
ining the books was that made on August
1, 1894, when the clerk turned In $615 67, re
ceiving therefor a receipt for that amount.
Later, the entry was raised by writing In
WILL MR. DRESSER EXPLAIN?
Salem, Oregon, February 20, 1901.
To the Editor:
Considerable surprise has been expressed to me by a large number
of the gentlemen who were delegates from Multnomah County to the last
Republican State Convention at the course taken by Hon. A. S. Dresser at this
session of the legislature in voting for the office of United States Senator. On
account of my o&cial position as secretary of the Republican County Committee
of Multnomah County, and of the active part taken by me in securing for Mr.
Dresser the nomination of joint representative for the counties of Multnomah
and Clackamas at the twenty-first biennial session of the Oregon Legislature,
I feel that in justice to myself I should make a full statement of the circum- .
stances which caused me to espouse Mr. Dresser's candidacy with such zeal, and
which resulted in his securing the nomination for joint representative for the
counties of Multnomah and Clackamas.
In the last Republican State Convention the county of Multnomah had
seventy delegates and the county of Clackamas fourteen. Mr. Dresser came to
me before the meeting of the State Convention (which was held on the 16th of
April, 1900), and asked me to use my influence with the Multnomah delegation
to have a Clackamas man chosen for the office of joint representative for the
counties; of Multnomah and Clackamas, and further desired me to exert myself
with the Multnomah delegation to secure the nomination for him. I told Mr.
Dresser then that I was not aversevto what he proposed, and that I thought I
could accomplish what he desired if I could give the Multnomah delegation
some assurances that if elected he would support the Hon. H. W. Corbett for
the office of United States Senator. Mr. Dresser assured me that his chief
desire in seeking the nomination of joint representative for the counties of
Multnomah and Clackamas was that he might support Mr. Corbett for the office
of U. S. Senator, as he regarded Mr. Corbett the most suitable man in Oregon
for that place. He further stated to me that he knew that no man opposed to
Mr. Corbett's candidacy could be nominated for that office, and that if he should
secure the: nomination he would know that he had gotten it at the hands of Mr.
Corbett's friends, who he declared would 'by that act of declining what they had
the power to take for themselves place him under a lasting obligation to Mr.
Corbett and to his friends. Mr. Dresser further informed me, so that there
might be no misapprehension as to his position on this subject', that he would
sign a statement which would exactly express his sentiments, and which would
allow me to give my personal assurance to every member of the Multnomah del-
m egation of just where he stood on this question. There was then prepared, ajjd.
signed' in my presencethis statement, which is now in my possession, and which
M is here submitted.
M Graham Glass Jr.
H If elected to the Oregon Legislature J promise to join
H with such other republican members as may desire a caucus for
m the nomination of a republican candidate for United States
M Senator in ac call for the same. I agree to participate in the
m caucus and abide by its result. I also agree to vote in the
caucus on every ballot which shall be taken therein for Henry
an W. Corbett for United States Senator', and in the event of his
pa nomination by the caucus, -or in the event that there is no
M caucus, or that I participate in no caucus I agree to vote in
M the House and in the joint convention for Henry W. Corbett on
M every ballot which shall be taken for United States Senator
and to continue doing so until released by Mr. Corbett him-
M self. I further agree to use all honorable efforts to secure
m Mr. Corbett's election to the United States Senate.
6jU af fws ftY Xj;
THE SIOUX MAY RISE
Indians Seriously Contem
plate Opening Hostilities.
COUNCIL MEETINGS WERE HELD
If Their Demands Are Jfot Complied
With by the Authorities at Wash
ington, They Declare There
Will Be Trouble.
OMAHA, Feb. 20. Information from di
rect sources, obtained by the World-Herald,
indicate that the Sioux Indians are
seriously contemplating an uprising. 1
demands now being formulated for sub
mission to Washington are not complied
with. Several council meetings have al
ready been held, particularly among the
Ogallala Sioux, and preparations are now
being made for a great council to select
delegates to Washington. Owing to the
desire to avoid sensationalism, the gath
erings of the small councils have been
given little notice, but the aspect Is now
Recent orders of the Indian Commis
sioner are responsible, say the Indians,
for their attitude. One chief openly de
clares hostilities will begin if relief is not
forthcoming. The trouble is over the cut
ting down of supplies and a claim unpaid
for ceding of the Black Hills.
a figure "2" before the amount, thus In
creasing the credit by $2000.
The next error was found In the entry
on September 4, 1S94, when $939 49 was In
creased to $3939 49, and $352 63 was in
creased to $3352 63. A close Inspection of
the figures shows that ink of slightly dif
ferent shade was used in writing the addi
In the entry of September 23, 1S34, a
credit of $739 53 was changed to read
$5016 8L This change is the first which
was made by erasure. The erasure is very
plain. On November 2, $SS9 35 was raised
by erasure to $2243 11; on the same day,
$663 71 was raised to $5663 71 by adding a
figure, and on December 1, $13S1 49 was
raised by erasing the last "1" and chang
ing it to a "2."
The othpr two errors of $5 and S3 33
were made by means of deficits, and, In
the opinion of the clerks, may have been
by unintentional error.
At the end of each account a footing
has been made of the total of the amounts
therein contained. It Is observed that In
no case was there a change In the foot
ing, but the footing was always a correct
total of the figures as changed. It can
not, therefore, be determined whether the
changes were made before or after the
footings were made, though it would be
the first Impression that the changes were
made afterward, except in the case of the
Inquiry of those who are familiar with
the handwriting in the books brings the
information that the books were kept by
J. R, Davis, a son of the clerk, George W.
Davis. No one could say In whose hand
writing the changes appear to have been
It Is also learned that for the period
covered by the discrepancies the total col
lections amounted to $99,689 03, for which
the clerk held receipts to the amount of
S5S.739 30, leaving $30,949 73 not accounted
Ex-Clerk Darin "Will Explain.
Ex-Clerk George W. Davis was seen by
an Oregonian reporter and asked whether
he would make a statement regarding the
facts reported by the committee. He said
that he had no statement to make at this
time; that he felt confident that the al
leged defalcation could he explained, and
that he could have explained the entries
to the satisfaction of the committee had
he been given an opportunity.
Davis was appointed clerk of the Land
Board, composed of Governor Pennoyer,
Secretary of State McBrlde and Treas
urer Metschan, and went out of office July
1, 1S95. All collections made by the clerk
were supposed to have been turned over to
the Treasurer, and how $31,000 could have
been retained without being detected by
the Treasurer is difficult to understand.
In 1895, a joint legislative committee,
composed of J. W. Maxwell, J. A. Smith,
T. J. Cleeton, T. F. Smith and C. Stanley,
was appointed to examine the books of
this department. The committee employed
A. B. Manley, T. J. Groves and A. B.
Little as expert clerks, and on February 23
the committee reported having made a
thorough examination of. the books, which
examination showed a condition reflecting
great credit upon the clerk.
Davis has been a resident of Marlon
County for many years, and stands high
in social, political and fraternal societies.
He is proprietor of the Pioneer Stone
Quarry, at Yaqulna. His official bond was
only $5000, with George G. Bingham and
E. P. McCornack as sureties. Many of his
friends express the belief that he will be
able to explain the apparent shortages.
Hovr He Wan Whitewashed in 1805.
The report of the committee which ex
pcrted the accounts In 1S95 Is as follows:
"House of Representatives, Salem, Or..
Feb. 23, 1S95. Mr. Speaker: Your com
mittee, appointed under House concur
rent resolution No. 3, to examine the
books and accounts of the Board of Com
missioners for the sale of school and
university lands, have completed our la
bor, and beg leave to report as follows:
"We have, with the assistance of com
petent accountants, pursued our Investi
gation In as thorough manner as the
time at our disposal would permit. The
NUMBER IS DECREASING.
Fewer Students at Presbyterian,
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. Much discussion
has been caused among theologians by the
report of the decrease in attendance at
the Princeton Theological Seminary. In
terest was heightened by the belief prev
alent in Princeton that the conservatism
of the old Presbyterian institution was re
sponsible for the marked falling- oft in at
tendance. It was pointed out that while
the number of students at the Princeton
Seminary had decreased from 264 in 1S95 to
196 In 1900, and from 196 last to 156 this
year, there had been no falling oft In the
attendance at the Union Theological Sem
inary, where conservatism has been less
conspicuous, and where liberality of
thought has been tolerated to a marked
degree. From this condition It is deduced
that an Inclination to broader views ex
ists among the theological students of the
The Rev. Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield,
president of the Princeton Seminary, de
clared last night that such a conclusion
is not warranted by the facts. He also
made the rather startllns statement that
the decreasing attendance at the Prlnce
on Seminary" is only in proportion to the,
decrease In all other Presbyterian semina
ries. Dr. Warfield attributes the decrease
in the number of theological students to
the industrial development of recent years,
together with the many recent opportuni
ties for entering the military service.
accounts for the land sold have been
carefully compared with the entries in
the cash book, and also with the indorse
ments on the notes given for deferred
payments, and the entries for cash sales
with the consideration named in the
deeds. We have carefully added all the
columns of entries In the cash book and
compared the totals with entries in the
ledger, and the credits In the ledger with
the State Treasurer's receipts, and these
with duplicates on file in the office of tho
Secretary of State. Wo have found the
cash accounts absolutely correct and all
moneys accounted for, the clerical work
of said office well performed, and the
system of accounts and general manner
of conducting the business of the office
to be plain, complete and comprehensive,
reflecting credit upon Mr. George W.
Davis, clerk of the board. We find the
old school land tract books in bad con
dition, and renew the recommendation
of tho committee of the last session. We
have also examined the applications to
purchase state lands, and have found
them to be in due form and in accord
ance with the requirements of law.
"T. J. CLEETON, Chairman."
Metficltan Mnlcca Statement.
Ex-Clerk Davis' alleged stealing was
done between August 1, 1S94, and January
12, 1S95. During this time the state land
board was composed of Governor Pen
noyer, Secretary of State McBrlde, and
State Treasurer Metschan. Pennoyer and
McBrlde went out of office January 14,
1S95, and Mr. Metschan remained In of
fice until 1S99. Ex-Treasurer Metschan
was asked last night why his cash or
records did not disclose the discrepancy
when compared "with Davis reports. He
replied that the board did not check up
with the clerk, as that duty was per
formed biennially by a joint committee
of the Legislature. He added that Davis'
accounts were so experted in 1S93 and
1S95 and reported correct. Mr. Metschan
said that he could not see how the land
board could be held In any wise respon
sible for Davis' defalcation.
Resentment of Cubans.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. A dispatch to
the World from Havana says:
The resentment of the Cubans against
American Interference with the formation
of a government has unquestionably been
increased by the demands made by Secre
tary Root. The Military Governor's news
paper organ now admits that the consti
tutional convention will probably refusa
the concession of coaling stations, and
will also reject American supervision of
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
Lentz made two sensational speeches in tho
House. Page 2.
The House passed the sundry civil bill.
The general deficiency bill was taken up by
the House. Page 2.
Tho question of pneumatic tube mall servlco
was discussed by the Senate. Page 2.
There 13 no hope of getting pensions from tho
Government for Oregon Indian "War Vet-
erans at this session of Congress. Page 3.
The ceneral agent o the Tabacalerio. Com
pany was arrested for aiding the rebels.
Belgians are Implicated in a plot to kill an
American officer. Page 3.
General Davis will take up the dutiea of
Provost Marshal of Manila. Page 3.
The Chinese have offered to compromise, which
the foreign envoys have accepted. Page 3.
The Von Waldersee expedition may be aban
doned. Pago 3,
Kitchener narrowly escaped capture by tha
Boers. Page 2.
Mrs. Nation refuses to give bond to keep the
peace, and remains In Jail. Page 2.
Manslaughter in the nrst degree was the ver
dict In tho Hamilton case. Page 3.
Northwestern Pennsylvania is being swept by
a blizzard. Page 1.
Wednesday routine of the Oregon. Washing
ton and Idaho Legislatures. Pages 4 and 5.
The Oregon House ha3 defeated the pilot bill
by a vote of 45 to 13. Page 4.
The Judge of Multnomah County will not re
ceive from the Legislature power to appoint
officers of elections. Page 5.
Republicans of the Washington Senate will try
to force the Jones reapportionment bill
through at once. Page 5.
In the Oregon Legislature Wednesday Corbett
received two mere votes, or 34, for Sena
tor. Page 4.
Complete statement of the changes In the new
Portland charter. Page 4.
The Oregon Senate favora abolishment of flsh
traps. Page 5.
A shortage of nearly S31.0C0 has been discov
ered In the accounts of the Oregon Land
Office for 1804 and 1S05. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Stock markets weak on account of coming hol
iday. Page 11.
Northwestern wheat crop smaller than esti
mated. Page 11.
Portland gaining prestige as a wheat exporter.
Otto Glldemelstcr spoken again. Page 10.
German bark Edmund reaches San Francisco.
Last September ship arrives out. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Law Enforcement League permanently organ
ized. Page 8.
Effort will be made today to pull the steam
ship Almond Branch away from Morrison
street bridge. Page 10.
Articles Incorporating Lewis and Clark Expo
sition will be filed today. Page 12.
City Council Is wrestling with Are limit ordi
nance. Page 10.