Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 22, 1901, Image 1

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Those who have no money to waste
and wish FULL VALUE for every
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Hall, 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park.
Portland Electors Shall Settle
the Question.
Council Is to Submit Matter of Two
Mill Tax at Next Election Con
gress Aslced to Appropriate
for-Xatlonal Exhibit.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 2L Both houses of
the Legislature today passed a bill, pre
pared by City Attorney Long, to author
ize the Common Council of Portland to
submit to the voters at the next general
municipal election the question of levying
a special tax of two mills for the pur
pose of raising money to be donated to
the 1005 Oriental Exposition. The bill
provides that it shall be the duty of the
Clerk of the County Court to provide
ballots for the election In the following
form: "For the levy of a special tax.
the money when collected to be donated
to the Oriental Fair to be held in Port
land In 1903. Yes, no."
It shall be the duty of the County
Clerk to provide a special ballot box
and separate ballots and the votes upon
the question shall be deposited in a sep
arate ballot box upon being received from
the voters, and the expenses shall be paid
out of the general fund of Multnomah
County. The Mayor and Common Coun
cil, upon the collection of the funds, shall
turn tho same over to the board of di
rectors of the Oriental Fair.
In the House, on motion of Represent
ative Eddy, Mr. Long was granted the
privilege of addressing the House upon
tho subject, and made a brief but spir
ited speech which met with approval. Mr.
Long raid:
"I ask your indulgence on three prop
ositions, ono to pass a resolution author
izing the Governor to appoint a com
mission to take charge of the exposition.
I will ask that another resolution be
passed requesting Congress to make an
appropriation for the fair, and third, 1
will ask you to pass, under suspension
of the rules, a bill authorizing the City
of Portland to levy a 2-mIU tax for the
purpose of assisting In securing funds for
the fair. The citizens of Portland will
go down in their own pockets and raise
5500,000 toward the project, and "Wash
ington, Idaho, California and Nevada
will all give ua material assistance There
has only been one exposition ever given
In Oregon that brought outside people to
our state. I had the honor of being su
perintendent of that exposition. We were
told that 5000 people could not be brought
to the state, but, gentlemen. In one day
wo entertained 15,000 visitors that came
to Portland to see our exposition."
The resolutions which Mr. Long. sought
to have adopted were read and concurred
In without dissent, after which unanimous
consent was asked by Orton, of Mult
nomah, to Introduce a bill the one re
ferred to by Mr. Long In his address. The
bill was rushed through Its several read
ings and passed wltnout a dissenting vote.
The resolutions are as follows:
Resolved by the House, the Senate con
curring, that the Legislative Assembly
of the State of Oregon hereby Indorses the
centennial of the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition and the Oriental Fair to be held
at the City of Portland In connection
therewith during the year 1005.
Be It further resolved that the state will
give Its substantial financial aid thereto.
Sec 2. That the Government be and
he Is hereby requested to appoint five
commissioners to represent the State of
Oregon In connection with said celebra
tion, and that they be, and they are
hereby authorized, to fully represent the
state In all matters In connection with
the celebration and In preparation and
presenting the state's exhibit at the same,
and to report to the next Legislature their
doings in the premises.
Sec. 3. Be It further resolved, that sis
ter Pacific Northwest States be requested
to join with the state of Oregon In hold
ing said fair, and that they be requested
to make state exhibits at the same.
The resolutions passed both houses.
Whereas, the State of Oregon and
the people of the City of Portland and
of the Pacific Northwest States have pro
vided the means for holding a centennial
exposition In honor of the Lewis and
Clark expedition to the Pacific Coast in
the City of Portland during the year 1903,
Whereas, it is believed that the hold
ing of 3Uch an exposition will be of
great material benefit to the people or
the Pacific Northwest and to the general
Government of the United States and of
all Oriental countries, therefore
Bt it resolved that Congress be and
they are hereby requested to make a
suitable appropriation for a National ex
hibit at said fair, and also that proper
acts be passed and proper resolutions b
presented to the Oriental countries and
to the foreign governments and the Do
minion of Canada, requesting them to
make an Industrial exhibit at said fair.
Be it further resolved, that our Sen
ators and members of Congress be and
they are hereby requested to use every
effort In their power to secure the proper
legislation by Congress to carry out tho
spirit and Intent of this resolution.
The resolutions passed both houses.
The resolutions and bill were pushed
through the Senate by Senator Sweek.
Dr. Cook Talks of Past and Future
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, the Antartlc explorer, has Just re
turned on the Oceanic from a visit to Bel
glum. In Brussels he attended a meeting
of more than 100 scientists Interested In
the recent Belgian expeditions toward
the South Pole. All of them contributed
something for the report of the venture,
which Is being published by the Belgian
"This report," said the explorer, Ms the
official record of the expedition, the his
tory of which has already been published.
There will be 11 volumes. One of them,
contributed by me, contains a vocabulary
of 3000 wards of Yaghan language, the
tongue of the Inhabitants of Terra del
Three Antarctic expeditions are now
being fitted out on the other side. The
one from England will start In August,
going south of Australia, and the German
explorers are to start at about the same
time. The Swedlsl expedition will leav
that country later."
Dr. Cook Is not going with any of them.
He has been exploring for years and now
means to rest.
Dr. Cook said that the Belgian Govern
ment will present 30 sets of the report to
various Institutions in this country,
among them Harvard and Tale.
Another passenger on the Oceanic was
J. A. Farquhar, the owner of the steam
ship Newfoundland, which was captured
by the Mayflower during the war with
Spain, then hauled into Charleston harbor,
condemned and Anally released. Still an
other passenger was Corporal Cronyln,
late of Strathcona's Horse.
Boers Charge the British With Bar
barous Treatment.
PORT ELIZABETH, Wednesday, Feb.
20. The following proclamation has been
Issued by President Steyn and General
"Be It known to all men that the war
which has been forced on the Transvaal
Republics by the British Government still
rages over South Africa; that all the cus
toms of civilized warfare and also the
conventions of Geneva and The Hague
are not obse ed by the enemy, who have
not scrupled, contrary to the Geneva con
ventlon, to capture doctors and .ambu
lances and deport them In order to pre
vent our wounded from getting medical
assistance; that they have seized ambu
lances and material appertaining thereto;
that they have not hesitated to have re
course to primitive rules of warfare, con
trary to the solemn agreement of The
Hague, to arrest neutrals and deport
them and to send out marauding bands
to plunder, burn and damage burghers'
private property; that they have armed
Kaffirs and natives and used them
against us in the war; that they have
been continually capturing women and
children and old and sickly men, and
that there have been many deaths among
the women because the so-called Christian
enemy had no consideration for women
on a sickbed, or those whose state of
health should have protected them against
rough treatment. Honorable women and
tender children have not only been treat
ed roughly, but have been Insulted by sol
diers, by order of their officers. Moreover,
old mothers and women have been raped,
even wives and children, and the property
of prisoners of war. even killed burghers,
has not been respected. In many In
stances, the mother and father have been
taken, the houses left unprotected, and
all have been left to their fate, an easy
prey to ravages."
The world has untruthfully been in
formed by the enemy that they have been
obliged to carry out this destruction be
cause the burghers blow up the railroad
lines, cut the wires and misuse the wh.Ue
flag. Nearly all the houses in the repub
lics have been destroyed, whether In tha
neighborhood of the rallroid or not The
alleged misuse of the wh'ie flag is simply
a continuance of the everlasting calumny
against which the Afrikander has had to
strive since the time God brought him
Into contact with the Englishman. Rob
bing his opponent of goods only does not
satisfy him; ho is not satisfied until he
has robbed him of his good name also.
"They state to the world that the re
publics are conquered, and that now only
here and there small plundering bands
are continuing the strife In an irresponsi
ble manner. This Is an untruth. The- re
publics are not conquered. Tie wifr Is
not finished. The burgher forces of the
two republics are stilt led by responsible
leaders, as from the commencement of
the war, under the supervision of the gov
ernments of both republics. The fact of
Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener choos
ing the term 'marauders' In designating
burghers does not make them such. When
was the war over? Perhaps after the
battles In which irregulars captured the
enemy and totally vanquished them. The
burghers would be less than men If they
allowed the enemy to go unpunished after
ill-treating their wives and destroying
their houses from sheer lust of destruc
tion. Therefore, a portion of the burgh
ers resent 1L Cape Colony will not only
wage war, but will be In a position to
take reprisals, as It has already done. In
the case of ambulances, therefore, we
warn the officers of His Majesty's troops
that unless they cease the destruction of
the property of the republics, we shall
wreak vengeance by destroying the prop
erty of His Majesty's subjects who are
unkindly disposed. But In order to avoid
being misunderstood, we hereby openly
declare that their wives and children will
always be unmolested, In spite of any
thing done to ours by His Majesty's
troops. We request nothing from our
brothers in the Colony, but call on them,
as well as on the civilized world, to as
sist, in behalf of our joint civilization and
Christianity, In putting an end to the bar
barous manner of the enemy's warfare.
Our prayer will always be that God. our
Father, will not desert us In this unrigh
teous strife. STEYN AND DEWET."
Botha Advised His Men Never to
STANDERTON. Fob. 21. A deserter,
who has arrived here, relates that Commandant-General
Louis Botha assembled
his men February 2 and addressed them
declaring that they should never sur
render, so long as there were 500 left.
He would always be ready to lead them,
he said. Botha reminded them that the
American colonies fought for more than
six years to secure independence and
appealed to them to fight as long or even
longer, if necessary, until not even a
man was left.
Some of the burghers replied that they
did not see how they could fight much
longer, as the British were destroying all
the crops and capturing all the cattle and
sheep while the ammunition was nearly
exhausted, save about six rounds. "When
this Is gone," they said, "where shall
we got ore?" General Botha replied
that the Lord would provide them with
the means of fighting.
Boers In Distress.
LONDON, Feb. 21. A Pretoria dispatch
dated February 20 says:
Eight hundred Boers passed Plennar's
River yesterday morning In the direction
of Nylstroom, a point 75 miles north of
Pretoria, and ori tho railroad between Pre
toria and Pletersbury. It is supposed
they proposed discussing the question of
deserting and surrendering. They were
In a deplorable state: their clothing was
In rags, and many were riding donkeys,
while others trudged afoot. All appeared
to be In the greatest distress.
Plumer Pursuing DcTret.
LONDON, Feb. 22. Dispatches to the
Dally Mall report a Johannesburg rumor
that Commandant-General Botha Is suing
for peace.
"General Dewet will evidently try to
recross the Orange River." says a cor
respondent. "He Is greatly depressed by
the dogged pursuit, and "he wept when
told of the British approach."
On the other hand, an official state
ment issued in Cape Town says It is ex
pected that General Dewet will cross Into
Grlquland West and that Colonel Plu
mer Is In close pursuit.
Discharges In Bankruptcy.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Judge Brown, in
the United States District Court, granted
discharges In bankruptcy to Daniel A
Llndley, formerly of Field, LIndlcy,
Welchers & Co., grain and stock brokers,
who failed In 1S91; liabilities, $3,101,577. and
Albert B. Rodcr, president of the Orinoco
j Iron Company; liabilities, $345,255
Foreign Officials in Manila
Aided the Insurgents,
Representatives of Italy and Uru
guay Are Incriminated by Docu
mentary Evidence Provincial
Officers Inaugurated.
MANILA, Feb. 21. The police claim to
have obtained documentary evidence
which they allege tends to Incriminate
Francisco Reyas, Italian Consul at Ma
nila, and Manuel Peypoch, Consul for
LOS AXGELES, Cal., Feb. 21. Ex-United States Senator Stephen M. White died at his
residence In Los Angeles at 4 o'clock this morning, after a short lllnass. He had been suf
fering from ulceration of tho stomach, but his condition was not' thought to be dangerous.
After midnight he began to show alarming symptoms, and sank rapidly. Since his retire
ment from the United States Senate, seeral months ago. Senator White had been living In
Los Angeles, attending to his legal business.
Stephen M. White was born In San Francisco, January 10, 185.1; was brought up on a
farm, and 'educated in Santa Clara College. He studied law, and was' admitted to the bar
In 1874. He was District Attorney of Los Angeles County from 1832 to 1SSG. He was State
Senator and President pro tern, of the State Senate from 1SS0 to 1S00. and during 1SSS-1S0O
acting Governor of the state. He was elected temporary chairman of the National Demo
cratic Convention at St. Louis In 1SSS. and was made permanent chairman of the Chicago
convention In 1S00.
Uruguay, in aiding the Filipino Insurg
ents. The evidence has been submitted
to General MacArthur. Francisco Reyas
is also prominent as a banker, broker and
merchant. He Is the principal stockhold
er In the Manila Street Railway Com
nanv. He Is charced with the circula
tion In the Philippines of a newspaper
called "The Filipinos Antes Auropa." pub
lished In Madrid by his brother, Isabolo
de Los Reyas.
Manuel Pevnoch. the Consul tor Uru
guay In Manila, Is alleged to have acted
as a medium for the exchange of money
In Manila used under the direction or tne
Insurgent general. Trims.
Disclosures connecting Mr. Baioas, man
ager of the branch of the Spanish bank
in Manila, with the Carman transactions,
appear insufficient to warrant his ar
rest. Manuel Lopez, millionaire shipowner and
brother of SIxto Lopez. Angonclllo's sec
retary, has been In Jail for several days
on a charge of purchasing quantities of
cattle from the insurgents of the Island
of Mindoro.
The provincial officers of the provinces
of Tarlac, Pangasinan and Pampanga
have been Inaugurated. Chief Justice Ar
ellano administered the oath In the pres
ence of the commission. Judge Taft said
to the provincial officers that they were
subordinate to General MacArthur, but
not to the minor military officers having
no civil functions. Judge Taft then pre
sented the new officials to General Mac-
The first cargo of hemp from Manila to
San Francisco has left this port.
The transport Logan, from VIgan,
Northern Luzon, has brought to Manila
Major-General S. B. M. Young and eight
companies of the Thirty-fourth United
States Volunteer Infantry and nine com
panies of the Thirty-third United States
Volunteer Infantry, all homeward bound.
Secretnry Root's Answer to a Reso
lution of Inquiry.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. Secretary
Root has made answer to the resolution,
of the Senate calling on him for Infor
mation as to the extent of the holding of
lands by religious orders In the Philip
pines, and as to any declaration made by
him or obligation assumed respecting the
disposition of these lands.
The Secretary, by way of answer, re
fers to the President's instructions of
April 7, 1000. to the Philippine Commis
sion, directing the commission to endeav
or to Investigate the land title of re
ligious orders and to endeavor to afford
justice and settle these In a manner to
safeguard property rights "and equities.
It is added that no one in behalf of the
United States Government has entered In
to any obligation, other than that set out
In the peace treaty in regard to these
lands, nor has any policy been an
nounced. The Commission has stated the
result of its inquiries, under this In
struction, in Its report, especially In the
sub-divisions entitled, "the friars," "pub
lic lands" and "land titles and registra
tion." The Commission has especially In
vestigated the San Jose College claim,
and referred it to the Supreme Court of
the Islands.
Civil Government Xear nt Hand.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2L According to
the latest advices from the Philippine
Commission, the time for the establish
ment of civil government In the Philip
pines is near at hand. It was stated at
the War Department that civil govern
ment will be established as soon as Judge
Taft reports that the conditions In the
islands justify such action. It is gener
ally understood that Judge Taft will be
the first Civil Governor of the Islands,
and that General Chaffee will succeed
General MacArthur In command of the
military forces to be retained there to as
sist In the maintenance of order and the
enforcement of law.
She Will Edit a Paper Devoted to
the Xegro Cause.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 21. Mrs. Carrie
Nation is to enter politics and to become
the editor of "The Smasher's Mail," a
paper to be run in behalf of negroes. She
has refused tempting offers to lecture, and
will remain in Topeka and help elect a
"clean man" for Mayor at the Spring
election. These matters were announced
by the crusader from her cell in the Coun
ty Jail today, after one charge against
her, that for smashing the Senate saloon,
two weeks ago. had been dismissed d
Judge McCabe. She Is still being held
on the charge of breaking into Moezer's
cold storage plant last Sunday.
A delegation of the "home-defenders"'
called on Mrs. Nation In her cell at the
jail to talk about nominating a city ticket
for the election this Spring. Mrs. Nation,
who has decided to become a citizen of
Topeka, at least for a while, was enthusi
astic. "We decided," she said, "to nom
inate a clean man. a man who does not
drink, smoke or blaspheme. No others
need apply."
The newspaper that Mrs. Nation intends
to edit will be published by "Nick"
Chiles, the negro jointkeeper, who signed
one of Mrs. Nation's bonds last week.
David Nation, Mrs. Nation's husband. Is
coming to Topeka to help his wife with
the enterprise. Mrs. Nation once edited
a paper in Warrensburg, Mo. Mrs. Nation
says the paper will be published for the
special needs of the negro. It will con
tain news about the temperance cause in
Kansas, and will devote much space to
letters Mrs. Nation receives from her ene
mies and her sympathizers. Mrs. Nation
will write the editorials. Mrs. Nation
refuses to go on any more lecture trips.
A circus and theatrical man has adver
tised that he has secured Mrs. Nation
for a theatrical trip. Eastern papers
telegraphed Inquiring about this matter.
Mrs. Nation announced that she would
not allow herself to be made "a fool of
for $1,000,000 a minute."
The Underwriting Syndicate.
NEW YORK. Feb. 21. The Evening
Post has tho following today:
"Negotiations towards financing the
steel deal reached the stage today where
the principals were in active communica
tion with bankers over the formation of
an underwriting syndicate. These ar
rangements are well under way, more
than one Important down-town bank re
ceiving word from influential quarters
that any disposition to join the pool must
be made known to J. P. Morgan & Co.
at once to Insure consideration."
Articles of Incorporation.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. According to the
Mall and Express, a copy of the charter
of the new steel company, with its cap
ital placed at 5SOO.000.OCO. was taken to
the office of the County Clerk in Jersey
City this afternoon. The same paper says
it may be stated on the highest author
ity that J. P. Morgan has succeeded in
satisfying all the large interests concerned
with the combination.
Movements of Trnnports.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 21. A cargo of
5000 tons of general supplies for the Army
in the Philippines was taken by the
steamer Wyofleld. which sailed yesterday
for Manila direct. The freight transport
Samoa, which carried horses from this
port for the German Army In China, and
was later purchased by the United States
Government for the transport service, left
Nagasaki on February IS for this port.
The transport Bufford, with returning
volunteers on board, left Nagasaki for
San Francisco on February 19. The In
diana. Meade and Pennsylvania, also
bringing volunteers, are due here with
in the next few days.
Portland instrument Comes
Up for Final Passage.
Was Taken Up Last Xlght, and, After
Considerable Parliamentary Spnr-
ring, Was Referred Back to
Multnomah Delegation.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 2L When Speaker
Reeder announced this evening that Sen
ate bill 206, the Portland charter, would
be taken up under special order, there wa3
a buzz of excitement In the crowded lobby.
Drlscoll promptly moved that the bill bo
read by title under suspension of the rules,
and was met by Story with the objection
that no one knew what the bill contained.
Driscoll withdrew his motion, but Colvlg
promptly renewed the motion. Story mide
the same objection, when Orton stated
that with one exception the members o
the Multnomah delegation knew the con
tents. Mr McCraken Insisted that the bill
should be read. He said not one In 1000
people of Portland knew what the char
ter contained. Nottingham denounced tho
effort to force the bill to be read entire
as simply in the interest of obstruction.
Black of Coos moved that the bill go over
till tomorrow night Tor consideration.
Tho motion to suspend the rules and
read the bill the first time by title passed.
Then the bill wis read a second tlmo
by title. Story offered an amendment to
the bill, and insisted on Its being read.
The speaker ruled a motion to refer out
of order, as there was an amendment
pending. The reading of the amendment
offered by Story was commenced by
Reading Clerk Wilson. It was, as a mat
ter of fact, the entire taxpayers' charter.
This sudden coup, which was strictly in
accordance with parliamentary tactics,
created Immense consternation among tho
Multnomah delegation. There was no
parliamentary way to stop the reading.
A movement was started to lay tho
amendment on the table, but when It was
discovered that it would tako the wholo
bill. It was abandoned. After the reading
had progressed for an hour. Story with
drew the demand that the amendment ha
offered De read, and moved that It be re
ferred, with the bill, to the Multnomah
delegation, with leave to report at any
time. The bill will be reported for flnnl
passage tomorrow. It appears to be plain
that it will pass.
Signed 7y All the Delegntes Except
Cisncros, the Antl-Anierlcnn.
HAVANA. Feb. 21. The Cuban consti
tution, first submitted by the central com
mittee to the convention at the public si -slon
of January 21. was fiigneu today. Tho
President and Vice-President signed firrt
and then the delegates. Senor CIsneros
created a sensation by refusing to sign.
Sevtral delegates endeavored to dfseu nlo
him from his course, but he was immova
ble. As the delegates retired, Scnor
Tamayo remarked: "We are all Cubans.
Senor." and Senor Cisneros replied: "Ye.-,
when the time comes to fight the Ameri
cans, we will fight them together."
Senor Capote. President of the conven
tion, will deliver the document to Gensrul
Wood tomorrow. A copy In English wl.l
then be sent to Washington.
Consuls of Italy and Uruguay at Manila
are accused of aiding the rebels. Page 1.
Officers hae been inaugurated in Tarlac,
Pangasinan and Pampanga Provinces.
Page 1.
The first cargo of hemp has left Manila
for San Francisco. Page 1
Congreii. Hepburn, in the House, denounced hazing.
Page 2.
Itemr for extra compensation for House
employes caused a row. Page 2.
The House passed the general deficiency
appropriation bill. Page 2.
The Senate eliminated the pneumatic tuba
appropriation from the postoffice bill.
Page 2.
Unless all the powers agree, there will be
no more land concessions in China.
Page 2.
Dewet and Steyn issue a proclamation, to
the world protesting against British
cruelty. Pagel.
Twenty-one patients perished In a hos
pital fire In Kobe. Japan. Page 3.
Ex-Senator White, of California, is dead.
Page 1.
Mrs. Nation Is going to edit a negro pa
per. Page 1.
Many persons were killed and Injured in
a train wreck near Trenton, N. J.
Page 3.
Xorthivest Legislatures.
Portland charter bill comes up for final
passage in Oregon. House today. Page 1.
The question of a 1003 Portland exposi
tion is to be submitted to a vote of tho
people. Page 1.
Idaho Legislature asks that Chinese ex
clusion law be extended 10 yeaTS. Page 4.
Representative Dresser tells why he will
not keep his pledge to vote for Mr.
Corbett for Senator from Oregon.
Page 1.
Provision to prohibit fishtraps In the Co
lumbia and Its tributaries has been cut
out of Oregon Senate bill. Page 4.
Washington House passed resolution to
Investigate State Printer's office. Page o.
Bill to Increase membership of Washing
ton Legislature from 114 to 123 passed
both houses. Page 5.
Pacific Count.
Fire did $75,000 damage to the Clatsop mill
at Astoria. Page 4.
Salem suburbs will get rural free deliv
ery next month. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Review of the iron and steel trade.
Page 11.
Wall-street market is less active. Page 1L
Cargo cleared for Antwerp direct. Page 10.
Wireless telegraphy at sea. Page 10.
Oceanic steamship stock forced down by
an assessment. Page 10.
Weekly bank clearings. Page 8.
Portland and Vicinity.
Board of Trade will send committees to
meet homeseekers. Page 12.
Commander-in-Chief of Spanish-American
War Veterans advocates one National
organization. Page 8.
Several athletic events scheduled for to
day's holiday. Page 10.
Postal officer arranging for mail delivery
from Troutdale. Page 10.
Sellwood residents rejoicing over 5-cent
fare. Page S.